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The Convention of Farmers and
Workingmen Favor the Demo
cratic Nominee.
Ignatius Donnelly Was Slaughtered
in the Very House of His
His Lorn: Screed on "Watered Stock and
Jim Hill Was Given a Quasi
Ramsey County Delegates Will Go to the
Congressional Convention Solid
For Edmund Eice.
Hon. Michael Doran Still Uetains tire
Chairmanship ol the Democratic
Central Committee.
The Sajre of Nininser Will Make An
Aggressive Campaign for His
ltook >'otes.
l&:natiii« umt Hie Committee.
Ignatius Donnelly was not supported in
all Ins moves in the matting of the dele
gates from tlie Fanners' alliance, the
Knichts ot Labor, the Patrons of Hus
bandry and the Trades assembly yesterday
morning. There were about one hunt) red
and fifty present when the meeting
was called to order in Workintrmen's hall,
ai -iTI Jackson street, a little after 1
o'clock. E. K. Harroun. of St. Paul, was
made temporary chairman. T. C. Hosrson
w.is elected temporary secretary, and John
Diamond teraporarj vice president. The
question arose whether credentials were
necessary, and. after reading the call, the
chairman decided that they were not.
Mr. Donnelly at once arose holding in
his hand a big bunch of manuscript, which
lie said he desired to read as the report of
the committee of thirty appointed to sub
mit the resolutions of Sent. 1 to the two con
ventions. When a motion was made to
adjourn for « conference on the report
HcGaughey said there was no need of a
conference between the Farmers' alliance
and the Knighjs of Labor. The conference
had been held, a committee appointed, and
all that was wanted was t«» adopt the report
of that committee. Mr. Donnelly said
there were two distinct organizations. The
Alliance and Knights had held a conference
some time ago with a view to possible
united action. "We are distinct and have
distinct interests,' 7 said Mr. Don
nelly. "We do not propose to swal
low the Knights of Labor, and we
do not propose to have the Knights
swallow us." Mr. Donnelly spoke vigor
ously. Mr. McGaoghey atrain stated his
position, namely, he wanted one report
from the joint committee, on the matters
referred to the committee, of thirty. The
point was raised that Mr. Donnelly had no
right to submit a report for the joint com
mittee. He was simply one of the com
mittee of Jive from the Farmers' alliance.
Mr. Donnelly held that he was chairman of
that committee. The report, he said, he
had drawn somewhat hurriedly, after the
Republican convention. There was
over the attempt to force the report on the
gathering. In the early part of the nieet
iuir. a motion to sir in convention, in regu
lar form with none but delegates having
credentials from their respective organiza
tions, was lost. It was then proposed
to adjourn for two hours, while
the committee of thirty made up
its report. When Mr. Donnelly saw that
the torn was against him he began a move
for another bolt. He asked the Farmers'
alliance to stay with him. When the mo
tion to take a recess for half an hour had
been carried it looked as if Mr. Donnelly
would insist upon his bolt. Mr. Donnelly
J ask all farmer* to meet in the rear of this
hail aud we will adjourn to some place where
we can hold ■ meeting of our own.
A Voice— l ask all honest farmers to stand ;
by This committee.
The affair was finally patched up. Every
body left the hall except the committee of
thirty, which went into executive session.
As a test of the support given Mr. Don
nelly it may be stated that of twenty-six
vote- cast only two were with Mr. Donnelly.
These two were M. N. Bound and M.
Matthew, both delegate.-- at target, while all
from the other organizations were acainst
Mr. Donnelly. The executive session lasted
for three-quarters of an boor.
When the meeting came to order after
the recess M. F. Kain moved tiiat the
temporary organization be made perman
ent An amendment that Mr. J. A. Bull
be made chairman was discussed somewhat
ami laid on the table. A motion to ad
journ until -2:30 was lost and the report was
then made by Mr. J. P. MeGaughey.
He reviewed the action of the committee
in preparing the resolutions passed on
l. He said that he had arranged,
through Dr. Ames, tor a recognition at the
st;i!i' convention. Recognition was asked
at that convention. There was consider
able confusion, and a motion to allow him
to speak was withdrawn. Later the com
mittee was heard. On the 33nd he had
arranged with C. A. Piilsbury to ask
tor recognition on behalf of the committee
and by a motion from the Hennepin delega
tion lie was granted the right. Before both,
conventions he had been given a hearing
and submitted the resolutions. This was
his report.
M. F. Kain moved the adoption of the
Mr. Donnelly— T have a minority report I
trust the sense of honesty will uot refuse to
hear this report.
Mr. Kain— This is the first knowledge I had
of v thinority report. If there is one I wiil
withdraw my motion. ,
Mr. Donnelly then read his report a
large portion of which the public has heard
on several previous occasions. It was very
long, and, for purpose of reference, the
nge hud pasted in several lengthy clip
pings from the platforms of both parties.
He reviewed at great length the appoint
ment of the committee of thirty, its meetings
snd its appearances before the two state con
ventions. He accused the Democratic con
vention of having a deliberate plot to shut
out. the committee, and he trave what he
called ''the history and character of the con
vention." He gave the meeting to under
etand that the convention was controlled by
money, and gave it out that the deal to this
end was patched up at a meeting reported to
have been held on Sunday, Sept. 5. between
Michael Doran, P. H. Kelly, James J. Ejrau.
W. P. Murray and J. J. Hill. Mr. Donnelly
went over the charge" of bulldozing at the
Democratic primaries the night before the
county convention in Ramsey county, and
6aid that In Dakota county no less thau 16,000
was expended to corrupt voters. He said
thiit "on the day of the convention in Farni
ington the cashier of the local bank admitted
that $500 was on deposit in his bank to the
order of the railroad crew." In Winona
county, he said, a United States government
official spent weeks in canvassing the county
to override the will of the people.
In Wabasha county another government
official with plenty of money, visited different
parts of the county and held caucus esin un
usual places. The result was a most unusual
gathering when the state convention was
called to order.
The platforms of the two parties were gone
over and quoted copiously, Mr. Donnelly
Claiming that the Democrats had given noth
ing, and the Republicans everything that the
cointnittse of thirty had asked. The same
old argument on watered stock, with all its
figures and vigorous adjectives, was duly
irone over. On the seventeenth page of the
finely-written copy, Mr. Donnelly said: The
Farmers' alliance and the labor organization
Of Minuesota can, at this time, have nothing
>A \ \ i- m uL~Lj /"y^*> *^
to do with the Democratic party If Us stepa
do uot lead down to death and its feet
its footsteps assuredly lead to the president's
office of the Manitoba railroad; and its feet
take hold of a bell of ruin for the interests
of the people. To give the Democratic party
success in Minnesota under its present man
agement would be to Increase Infinitely the
possibilities for plunder of the worst ring
that ever afflicted a community since the
days of Tweed. Mr. Donnelly said, and he
spoke in graphic words of the swift retribu
tion that fell upon the head of the New York
thief. In Justice to Tweed, Mr. Donnelly
said, he must admit that he was always a
gentleman and never did any of the ruffian
ism himself. Mr. Donnelly began to read
long extracts from the Republican platform,
but C. L. Locke called him to order on the
ground that the meeting was listening to a.
minority report and not to a Republican
platform. Mr. Donnelly waived the reading.
Coming down to business, Mr. Donnelly said:
"The question arises, what are we to do In
the premises} The Democratic party has re
fused to indorse our principles; the Repub
lican party has indorsed them unqualifiedly.
The nun- is too short to put a third ticket
in the field and make the necessary canvass
of the state. We must choose between the
two political organizations of the state as
they stand to-day. Shall we support the
party commanded by James J. Hill, an l which
has insulted and ignored us; or shall we sup
port that party which has treated us with
courtesy and made our principles its own?
There can be Dut one answer to this ques
tion. It is our doty to sustain the Republican
party and ticket in this crisis.
In dotag so we do not make oursolvs Re
publicans. Wo remain a boily of independ
ent voters, who, for the tim>' being, resolve
to act with our friends. It v wilhia the pos
sibilities that two years from now the condi
tions may Lit- reversed: the Republican purty
may fall into the domination of rinjES, and
the Democratic party uiuy rid itself of its
"bosses," and stand up firmly for popular
rights. In that event it would be our duty
to support the Democratic party. We repre
seut 40.U00 voters; that body of meu, actinir
together, will constitute a balance of power,
wnieh will place both parties ou their good
behavior, and compel recognition of the de
mands of the people. Injthis way we will
more rapidly advance the cause of good gov
ernment tnan we could by a quarter of a
century of action as a third party with a sep
arate ticket.
Mr. Donnelly read his report with his
wonted tire. Once or twice there were
faint hints at applause, but that it was not
iv accord with the temper of the meeting
was apparent. He had hardly ceased
speaking when Mr. Kain moved to adopt
the majority report.
Mr. Donnelly— lt that report is adopted
what dots it mean? I ask for information.
The report makes no recommendation.
Mr. MeGaughey— That is just the point. I
simply report the facts. Ido not attempt to
dictate the course to be followed Lv this body
of men. [Applause.]
Alter some filibustering the majority re
port was adopted and no action taken on
Mr. Donnelly's minority report. Mr. Don
nelly wasperspirine freely aud an adjourn
ment was taken sine die, so fai as organi
zations were concerned, with the under
standing that those present meet again as
private citizens at 8:39 o'clock.
D»:inuHy'» Manipulation in the In
tercut of tlt-(>ill and I'illsbury a.
Sorry Failure.
The Knights of Labor and Farmers' al
liance men. and all other citizens who
wanted to, met in Workingmen's hall in
the afternoon, being called to order about 3
o'clock by President llarroun of the St.
Paul Trades and Labor assembly. This
was a citizens' mass meeting. Frank Cas
serly, of .St. Paul, was made chairman and
Thomas C. Hodgson, of Grant county, sec
retary. A motion, with several amend
ments, was carried, limiting the time of
each speaker to live minutes, unless by
unanimous consent he was allowed loneer
time, and a resolution by J. F. Cronaa
was adopted, prohibiting any gentleman
from speaking on any one question more
than once, unless by unanimous consent he
was allowed to talk twice. The object of
this was apparent. It was to prevent any
tedious oratory from objectionable persons.
A motion that the meeting indorse Hon.
A. Ames, of Minneapolis, for governor,
presented by J. A. Johnson, of St. Paul,
was favorably received by about four-fifths
of those present, but Gr. A. Lafayette, of
St. Paul, opposed it without giving any rea
son. He substantiated his objection by
predicting that: "We are not the state of
Minnesota, and A. B. McGill will be
elected. Put that in your pipe and smoke
it.'' He was loudly hissed, and requested
from several quarters to sit down unless he
had something more than propheeeies to
make. Thomas A. Lutes, of Minneapolis,
stood op for Dr. Ames as
the "best friend the workingnutn
had." and he characterized McGill as the
candidate of the millers' and railroad rings.
lie w-is confident the candidate indorsed by
the fanning and laboring men would be
elected. Mr. Marann also praised the
! merits of Dr. Ames. Mr. Lafayette wanted
| to know what Dr. Ames had ever done.
! Mr. Marann. John Lamb, a Minneapolis
| Knight of Labor, and a member of the
committee of thirty, and C. L. Locke, of
i Minneapolis, answered him in succession.
Mr. Lamb said Dr. Ames had closed the
barber shops when the union wanted that
done, and Mr. Locke declared that instead
I of Dr. Ames ever bowing the knee to the
j bosses, as had been done by municipal au
thorities elsewhere, he had refused to grant
the wish of Thomas Lowry to bring out a
I force of police against tne
so as to compel them to go back to work on
Mr. Lowry's conditions. Otto Shoeberg.
a Faribault fanner, said he regarded Dr.
Ames as the true friend of the fanner and
laborer, and for one lie was going to vote
for him.
State Lecturer Thomas C. Hodgson. o f
the Farmers' alliance, devoted much of his
time to the inconsistency of the working
men. "Once you defeated him and elected
George A. Pillsbury," he said; ''again you
turned and elected him. You defeated him
once by over seven thousand majority and
now you want to go to work for him."'
He attacked Dr. Ames' moral character
and "protested against such a man being
elected governor." Three men applauded
him. When his five minutes expired, he
was still giving out his personal objections,
and the chairman cut him short. Ignatius
Donnelly got up and requested that the
gentleman be heard for five minutes longer,
but the universal. opposition that met this
prevented that privilege being granted.
John Diamond, of Mankato, treasurer of
the Farmers' alliance, declared his posi
tion firmly. He said:
If I had no other cause to vote for Dr.
Ames i-t would be because the Pillsburys are
at the head of the Republican party and A.
R. McGill. We farmers want protection, and
yet we have to go down on our knees to these
men and the Republican party for half a
bushel of wheat that is our own. Who is
leading the Republican party, if you please?
I understand that Pillsbury is to be the cap
tain of the hosts. Pillshury must be pro
tected, while we farmers have to surrender.
If we want protection we must support Dr.
Ames. [Cheers. |
L. A. Norinandin, of St. Paul, expressed
sentiments strongly in favor of Dr. Ames.
He said:
Long before the Democratic state conven
tion had been held Dr. Ames had been thought
of by the laboring men. In that convention
the Farmers' alliance, Knights of Labor.
Democrats, every one were represented. I
have been a Democrat since 1n56. and as 1
worked for the election of Cleveland, Hen
dricks and Jlerrinian, with 1,500 men of our
Democratic club, so I pledge myself to work
day and night until Dr. Ames is elected goy
ernor. [Loud applause]
Mr. Robinson — The nomination of Mr. Mc-
Gill came from the railroads. We want a
friend like Dr. Ames, who is a friend of the
railroad working-men, and he is the man we
intend to standby. |Loud cheers and ap
Vice President Charles Canning, of the
Farmers' Alliance— Mr. Chairman, I
am a farmer by profession. The
Farmers' alliance was the first organization
in the state to start the remedy
for the grievances of the workin^men. Yes
terday the Republican party met in conven
tion aud declared that it was no longer the
party of th« people. It sat ilowr. upon all tho
| people, every one of them— Stordock, Bur-
Uujrtuue— all of thorn. Not a man who sat la
the last legislature, who ever Old anything
for the people, was left. We have found
that it is Mm party of fair promises and fool
works. [Vociferous sheers mid applause]
They nominated A.RUlce for !ieuteniint-»rov
ernor, ■ man who sat in the senate and when
, the house railroad bill came up in the senate
made an amendment to strike out all but
. the emotion clause. As for the moral
CHARACTER OP db. a\h:s,
i I was present when that was discussed, and
they couldn't find anything about him that
anybody could condemn. ["Applause.] Why
; look at ibis high license question. What
food has it done to .Minneapolis? It has
simply left Minneapolis with as many saloons
as it over ha and added the. St. Paul prosti
tutes to their own.
Mr. Stewart — \Vhe:e in the name of God is
there a bigger ring than Fletcher and Pills
-1 bury? — Men who put op elevators all along
the Manitoba road, and when a fanner wants
! to put up » little store house ho cannot. But
: the millers are now getting scared, and they
; are talking about getting lUaine to come
j hero and stump the state. They see they
| are liable to get left this fall. [Great ap
Here Ignatius Donnelly saw it was time
| to.get in his work, and he made his usual
characteristic speech:
If the pending question was a motion to In
i dorse Dr. Ames as a big-hearted, kind-hearted
gentleman, I would vote with you; or, if it
' was a motion indorsing him for his personal
good qualities, I would be In favor of it.but it
: is a proposition to indorse him for governorof
' this state. You will observe that In the report
; I made this morning iv the committee of
thirtf. I made do rejections upon Dr. Amos.
I I tried to treat the matter' as one of
. principle. It is not that I prefer the Repub
; lican party instead of the Democratic party,
i bur you know that upon Dr. Ames stand
Michael Doran and P. H, Kelly, and behind
Michael Dorau and P. H. Kelly stauds J. J.
Hill. [A voice: "Rats!" Roars of laugh
ter.] Dr. Ames took a stand and declared
against these men, but in the convention he
was powerless. They made him their nomi
nee and he had to yield to them. Now, you
arc workingmen and you know I stand with
you. When you indorse Dr. Ames you In
dorse Michael Doran, Patrick Kelly and
James J. Hill, and you give the triumph to
the worst enemies of the workingmen in this
state. If you elect him you will regret it as
sure as the sun rises in the morning.
Cries of •'Time, time!" brought Don
nelly off his feet, and Mr. Geke, a St.
Paul workingmau, said:
We are not here to make a compromise
with any part}'. We dou't want to step out
of one trap into another.
Cornelius Douane, of Minneapolis — have
been given to understand that John S. Pills
bury has been made chairman of the state
Republican central committee to-day. Now,
I want to ask what faction he represents.
Mr. Donnelly l object to the gentleman
bringing this up unless I am given an oppor
tunity to answer him. .
The — Let the gentleman bare a
chance to speak.
Mr. Douane — Where are you going to
choose from? The gentleman says behind
Dr. Ames is Michael Doran, Pat Kelly and
Jim Hill. .Now, which are we to choose, Mr.
Pulsbury or Mr. Hill, or Mr. Fletcher, or R.
B. Laugdon? (A — and W. D. Wash
burn. Yes, and W. D. Washburn? Where
can you Hud worse enemies to the working
men than these men?
Mr. Doushey, an editor of Big Stone,
counseled moderation. He said the laboring
question was coining up and there were
sounds of the rumbling of a Juggernaut,
which would continue to rumble and would
crush beneath it all the eriiwiies of labor in
J. A. Johnson, the mover of the Ames reso
lution—l would like to call your attention,
gentlemen, to the answer Jay Gould made be
fore the New York legislature, when they
asked what his politics were. He said: "When
we are in a Democratic district we are Demo
• crats, and whan we are in a Republican dis
trict we are Republicans, butlirst,last and all
the time we are Erie men." Now that is the
way with tho friunas of Mr. Hill. When they
are in a Democratic district they are Demo
crats, and when they are in a Republican dis
trict they are Republicans, but they are al
ways Manitoba men. But there is Mr. Don
nelly, he has been made a sucker by these
men, and nothing would be more pleasing to
the Democratic bosses than to get him out of
the way.
Mr. Newell— lf you shake both the Repub
lican and Democratic parties up in a bag,
they will come out six, and a half-dozen.
Mr. Donnelly then offered this resolution
as an amendment:
Resolved, That in view of the defects in the
Democratic platform, we have resolved that
we will indorse no nominations.
A motion to lay the amendment upon the
table was made. Donnelly sat by and didn't
say a word. The chair put this motion and
it was carried almost unanimously, all those
who were in favor of
voting for it, and those who took side with
Mr. Donnelly voting in the negative. Don
nelly then arose with triumyh sparkling
from both eyes. He informed the chair
that the motion laying the amendment upon
the table carried the. motion to indorse Dr.
Ames with it. Immediately C. L. Locke,
of Minneapolis, jumped from his seat and
renewed the motion to indorse Dr. Ames.
There were a score of seconds. Ignatius
Donnelly renewed his amendment to lay
upon the table, but before it was seconded,
Chairman Casserly put the question, and
the motion to indorse Dr. Ames was car
ried with the wildest applause.
Ignatius Donnelly started to go toward
the door, but Erick Olson, of Martin
county, a Gibbs boomer, throwing his arms
about, shrieked at everybody, '"we are
tanners and you invited us to come here,
and everything we do you vote it down."
A motion by Mr. Locke to indorse John
Frank for lieutenant governor was carried
A motion to indorse the candidacy of
Aid. M. F. Kain for clerk of the courts,
which was proposed by F. S. Smith, was
also carried without objection.
There was an attempt to brine in the
minority report of Mr. Donnelly, which
was generally objected to. F. S. Smith
moved to adjourn, but some wanted to have
the thins out, and the motion was lost.
Erick Olson again broke loose, and mak
ing s;eps toward the chairman, yelled
wildly that the farmers had come into the
gathering and were insulted. The chair
allowed him to parade all his grievances,
and he finally sat down.
Donnelly then dropped this resolution in
the meeting:
Resolved, That we adopt the minority re
port of the committee so far as it is a true
recital of facts, and except the clause recoin
roenting the endorsement of A. R. McGill for
He informed everybody in the meeting
that there did not seem to be a spark of
generosity among them, and every proposi
tion coming from the farmers was sat down
upon. Vice President Atwood, of the
Farmers' alliance, explained dryly that this
was not the report of the committee, but
was written by Mr. Donnelly.
Donnelly, urging 1 his resolution, asked —
You have indorsed Dr. Ames, but do you pro
pose to indorse the Democratic party, and
the Democratic platform with its horrible
omissions, or do you indorse Dr. Ames, not
because he is a Democrat, but because he
will rise up superior to his party.
A' motion to adjourn was made but failed
to carry, and a motion to lay the resolution
upon the table was not entertained. Air.
Donnelly's speech had its effect upon some
who were not fully informed as to parlia
mentary practice, and he had managed to
confuse his audience so that when the chair
put his motion to adopt the resolution there
was about an even vote. A division was
called for, and on a rising vote forty gentle
men stood up, quite a number of them ask
ing the chair to state the question. On the
negative vote only five stood up. It is safe
to say that over thirty of those who
voted for the adoption of Donnelly's reso
lution did, not know Its effect, or how they
were votirte. and very few of those present
knew what the minority report was.
Adjournment was at once taken.
Immediately after the meeting a large
number of members of the St. Paul Trades
and Labor assembly met in the hall and or
ganized an Ames club, with Frank Caaserly
president and Joseph Guyot secretary.
'Addition"! Political .\e»« on the
Second. Fate.
M ■"■
Duluth Knocks St. Paul's One-Armed
Pitcher, Daily, Clean Oat' of
the Box,
— ■ ~ I-
And Easily Wins the Game in Ei?ht In
ning by a Score of- 13 -
S ' to 8. t
Oshkosli Plays Without davanausli
and Loses the J2au tllairo ,
Minneapolis Donates a Game to Mll
\vaultee--Chica<;o Defeated \
by Detroit. f
Duluth 13, St. rani 8.
Special to the Globe.
Duluth. Minn., Sept. 23.— St. Paul led
off by bunching hits to-day in an alarming
manner, bringing in three runs in tlie first
and three more in the third, while Duluth
scored but twice. Legg let three balls by,
and was changed off to short, Traffley
playing perfectly behind the bat the rest of
the game. The coutest was interesting,
: Errors were very few for men who were
shivering and threshing themselves to
warm their numb lingers. At the end of
the fifth inning; when the score was 8 to
4 against Duluth, the home team took a
brace, and in the next three innings Daily
was knocked out of the box. Jones led
the batting with a tluee-basjsier, two
doubles and a single, a total of eight. His
running catch of O'Brien's liner in the sixth
was the finest field play of . the game.
Traffley with two singles and a double and
Rourke with the same record helped make
Daily so tired that in the ninth O'Brien
started to pitch, Daily going to second.
The game was called, however, by mutual,
consent before the end of the first half of
the inning. For St. Paul, Wilmofs batting,
Colgan's catching and throwing and
O'Brien's work on second deserve mention,
the latter accepting eleven chances without
an error. Score:
Dulutll. IRBP; AIE I St. I'iluL KB IP .A E
Reid. rf... 1 2 2 3 0 0 Wilmot, If.. 12 0 0 0
Hourko.3b.. 2 3 0 2 2 Jevne. cf.... 10 10 2
Junes, 1t... I 3 4 2 0 1 Clevel'd.ss.. 2 ll 1 3' 1
McMil'n, cf. 1! 1 10 llO'Brien, 2b. 0! 01 6 5 0
Trallley,s&c -i 3 10 l o:M'Sn'nic 3b. 2o!0 31'
Legg. efts.. 0| 1 1 2 l'Triy, 1b.... 1 111 11
Vauzandt.lb 1 1 0 4 0 0 Adams, rf... 10 10 1
Maiming, 2b 0 1 0 1 0 O'Colgan, c... 0 14 4 ,l\
Fitzsim'nsp 2 I) 1 9 0 Daly, p ... 0 0 0. «| 0
Totals.... 13 ! 14 33 14 a 1 Totals 8 1 52433 7
Duluth I 10 112 3 4-13
St. Paul 3 0 3 0 2 0 0 o—B
Earned runs, Duluth 4: left on bases, Duluth 4,
St. Paul ti; three-base hits, Wilmot and Jones;
two-base hits. Wilmot, Jones 1. Traffley and
Kourke 2; bases on balls. St. Paul 7, Duluth 2;
struck out, Fitzsiinmons S, Daily 4: passed balls,
Colgan 1. Legs 3; wild pitch, Fitzsimmons 1; Tin
dall, umpire; time, 2:20.
Milwaukee 2, .Minneapolis 1.
Special to the Globe. :
Milwaukee, Wis., f Sept. 23.—Mil
waukee defeated Minneapolis to-day in a
game characterized by indifferent - and
listless playing. The impression pre
vailed among the spectators that the game
was not played on its merits, but that it
was prearranged for Milwaukee to win.
The fact that an agreement was made
between the managers of the clubs to-day
by which yesterday's game, thougli the |
fifth innings was not completed, is given
to Minneapolis, is regarded by many as an
indication of a bargain, Milwaukee receiv
ing to-day's game in exchange for yester
day's. To-day's game was well played in
the field by both sides, but whenever a
Minneapolis player secured a base he did
not not make the least effort to score, but
seemed rather by loose base running to try
to be thrown out. The score:
Milwaukee, I v, B; P A Minneap'lis k b v a c
BeheLlf ... 113 0 1 0 Murphy, If.. 0 110 0
Pick't,3b.... 0 0 2 1 0 ; Shafor, 2b.. 0 12 5 0
Holmes, rf.. 0 3 11 1 O'Kouke, cf 0 0 10 0
Ar'del, p.,ss 0 10 4 2 Sowders, ss 110 2 1
Banning, c. l! 0 0 1 0 Crooks, 3b.. 0 0 12 1
lsaacs'n, lb. 0 1 1( 0 C Khue.lb.... 0 014 0 0
M'Cul'm, cf . 0 10 0 0 Lynch, rf... 0 12 0 0
Say, ss. & p. 0 1 1 5 ') Ryan, p.... 0 10 6 0
Doughty 2b 0 0 0 4 0 Webber, c. 0 13 2 0
Total* % 827 16 3 Totals.. 1 24 17 2
Milwaukee 0 0 0 110 0 0 •— 2
Minneapolis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 I—l
Earned run, Milwaukee 1; two-base hit, lie-
Cullom; struck out, by Arundel 2, by Ryan 2;
bases on balls, off Say 3; wild pitch, Arundel I;
passed balls. Banning 2: left on bases, Milwaukee
7, Mlnneayols 7; first base on errors, Milwaukee
2, Minneapolis 1; time of game, 1:40; umpire,
Finn Claire 5, Oshkosh 3.
Special to ths Globe.
Eau Claire, Wis., Sept. 23.— The
game to-day between E;iu Claire and Osh
kosh was won by the home nine sto 3. In
the lirst inning Kinzie-b.it to right field and
Sexton threw him out at first. Morrissey
caught the ball and tossed it to the pitcher.
Then the Oshkoshians kicked, claiming
Kinzie was not out. They were so hot that
they at once wrote and entered a protest,
saying they protested this j game from the
start. Hailstroiii was pounded all over the
field for twelve with a total of nineteen
bases. The Oshkosh boys caught ten long
flies and two foul flies, while they arot but
four singles. Murphy strucK out thirteen
and Hailstroin but three. Bets were of
fered to-day 2to 1 on Oshkosh if Cavan
augh umpired. Score: ■
, Kail Claire Riß !PiAB i Oshkosh. Kb p^a a
Sexton, rf.. 1210 10| Roche, ; ss... 0 0 2] '6: 1
Forest, 1f... 0 2 2 0 0 Ingrah'm.lb 1: 1 7 t 0 0
Derail, 3b.. 0 10 2 0 Kinzie, 2b... 0 0 21 1 2
Murphy, p.. 1 1 014 o' Burns, 1f. ... i. 1 S 0 0
Morris'y. 1b 1 3 11 1 2 Hillery, 5b.. 0 ; 1 l|'l 0
Roberts. 2b. 0 0 2 3 0 Hoy. cf..... 0 0 2 0 0
Sullivan, ss. 110 11 1 Masran, rf.. 0 0 21 0 0
Mayer,- cf... 1110 0 Gistfield.c. 113 11
Stockwell, c 0 111 3 1 Illallstr'm, p. 0 0 0 3 1
Totals.... 512 37 : 25 4|l Totals 34 21 12| 5
Eau Claire 0 0 2 10 0 0 2 •— 5
Osbkosh 1 0 0 0 0 1 I 0 o—3
Hups earned, Kau Claire 4; first bas# on errors
Eau Claire 3, Oshkosh 3; struck out, by Hail
strom 3. by Murphy 13; left on bases, Kau Claire
7,'O9hkosh 2; two-base hits. Doran. Stockwell and
Gastlield; three-base hit, Morrissey; home run.
Sexton; passed balls, Stockwell 1, Oastfleld 1;
time, 1:40; umpire. McGinley.
The Game To- Oar.
This afternoon the St. Paul and Oshkosh
clubs will meet at the West Seventh street
grounds. The game will be called at 3:30.
The players and their positions are as fol
St. Paul. . Position. Oshkosh
Daily Pitcher..., Krock
Colg-an Catcher Gastfleld
Tray First base lugraham
McCarthy Second . ba5e. ...... Kinzie
O' Brlen. Short-stop ... .Hocho
Cleveland Third base . . . . : Hillery
Wilinot Left field Burns
MeSlmnnic Right field Musran
jevne Center Held Hoy
The Oalikosh Team.
The managers of the Oshkosh ball club
have carried it through the season in good
shape at a loss of not less than $2,000.
They express themselves as very well satis
fied with the result, and have determined
to maintain a nine in that city next year.
They say that the support given the club
during the last half ■ of the season was such
as to clearly prove that a nine can be made
to pay there. A few of the best players in
the nine will be retimed, while others will
be dropped for better men. t
The Kecorrf.
Won. Lost Won. Lost
Du1uth... ...... .43 33 St. Paul ...36 39
Eau Claire.... .39 *. 35 Milwaukee..,.. 30 39
Oshkosa 37 - 37 Minneapolis ...32 40
Kansas City 3, Si. Louis 2. .
St. Louis, Sept. 23. — Quinn. lost the
game for the Maroons to-day to Kansas
City on his very wild throw • in the seventh
inning, allowing Ka^ford to score the win
ning ruu. Lillie had reached first on his
hit to left, Radford hit to Kirby, who
threw to Quinn, in time to catch Lillie at
second, and in Quinn's attempt to make a
dual ile play throw the ball through the
Opening near the grand stand, aud before
BEeKinnon could get it ltadford scored.
The game should have beeo a tie in this
inning. (Hasseock was the only one of the
Maroons able to hit Whitney efficiently.
Kansas City.... l oooooioo — 3
St. Louis.." 0 00001100—2
Detroit •£, C'htaug'o 2.
Detuoit, Sept. 23. — Powers umpired a
good game to-day, if partial at all. favoring
Detroit. The score to the end of tlie sixth
inning is as follows:
Detroit 0 0 3 0 3 o—6
Chicago o o o l l o— a
Earned runs, Detroit 3; baao hits, Detroit
7, Chicago 5; errors, Detroit 3. Chicago 5;
two-base hit, Thompson; three-base hits,
Thompson, lJrouthers, Manning, Baldwin;
passed balls, Ganxell 2; wild pitches, Baldwin
S, Clarkson 1; first base on balls, Detroit 2,
Chicago 2: struck out, by Baldwin 7, by
(Jlarkson 4; double plays, Gore aud Kelly;
umpire. Powers.
Philadelphia 3, Washington 1.
Philadelphia, Sept. 23. — Phila
delphia defeated the Washington* to-day
by superior fielding, as the batting was
about equal. Score:
Philadelphia 0 10 0 1) 0 10 I—3
Washington 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 o—l
Earned runs, Philadelphia 1, Washington 1;
two base hits, Bastiun, Mack; wild pitch,
Ferguson; first base hits, Philadelphia 6,
Washinfiton4; errors, Philadelphia 6, Wash
ington 8; umpire, Fullmer. .
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Athletic 15. St. Louis Browns G.
• Philadelphia, Sept. 23. — Matthews
made his re-appearance with the Athletics
to-day and succeeded in holding the cham
pions down to six hits, while Hudson was
knocked all over the field, particularly in
the eighth inning, when the Athletics
earned seven of the nine runs scored. Mc-
Garr's home-run hit was really only good
for two bases, but Welch deliberately
walked after the ball, enabling the batter
to go all the way round* He was roundly
hissed by the spectators. Game was called
at the end of the eighth inning on account
of darkness. Score:
Athletic 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 9—15
St.Louis ;:3 000003 I—6
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Metropolitan 12, Louisville 3.
' NeK York, Sept. . 23.— Metropoli
tan and Louisville clubs played at Staten
Island to-day. The Indians -outplayed
their opponents at every point with ease.
The game was called at the end of the sixth
inning to allow the clubs to catch a train
for the West. Score:
Metropolitan ...3 10 4 4 o—l2
Louisville 0 10 0 3 o—3
A Tie Onme.
Baltimore, Sept. 23. Three runs had
been scored by each of the clubs up to the
seventh inning to-day, when darkness com
pelled them to stop playing. Good fielding
was done by both teams, but the batting
was weak and the game was not particu
larly interesting. To-day's game ended
the championship season in this city. Score:
Baltimore . 3 0 0 0 0 o—3
Cincinnati.:.. ........ ..0 0 0 0 3 0 o—3
Pittnbtir&r 8, Brooklyn 2.
New York, Sept. 23.— The Brooklyns
and Pittsburgs played at Washington park,
Brooklyn, to-day. The attendance was
2,500. The game was well contested and
interesting, in spite of the one-sided score.
Brooklyn 0 0 10 0 0 10 o—2
Pittsburg 3 0 0 3 0 12 0 *—
The Minnesota Wheelmen.
Special to the Globe. . ,
: Wixoxa, Minn., Sept. 23.- The Minne
sota wheelmen closed their two days' . meet
here to-day. At the business meeting
Consul Heath, of Minneapolis, delivered an
address. A. W. Laird was elected secre
tary and treasurer, and Messrs. Heath.
Porter. Hart, Walcott and Chandler were
appointed to arrange for publishing a
monthly papei in the interests of the state
bicyclists. The hill climbing contest this
forenoon at Beck hill was the only impor
tant feature of the morning programme.
D. P. Long, of Lemars, succeeded in get
ting the highest, with Savage, of Minneap
olis, second, and Wilson, of Winpna, third.
A run was taken around the lake before
dinner. The races commenced at 3:30. and
were witnessed by a larger crowd of spec
tators than yesterday's. The track was in
tine condition, and some excellent time was
made. Following is a summary of the
Half-mile dash, open entries, John I. Wil
son, L. Fleckensteiu, C. Barwick, B. C. Lund;
won by Lund in 1:31. Barwick second in
1:31 1-5. Half-mile, open entries, E. A. Sav
age and G. E. Hart; won by Savage in
3:17 2-5, Hart second in 3:21 2-5. One mile,
professional, entries. Grant Bell. R. H. Spear,
F. E. Dingley; won by Bell in 2:51 1-5, Spear,
2:51 3-5. Half-mile, state champiouship
entries, J. ft. Marfield, C. Barwick,
B. C. Lund, E. A. Savage; won by
Savage, time, 1:36 1-5, Marfleld, 1:26 3-5.
Half mile, hands off; entries. L. Fleckenstein,
E. A. Savage: won by Savage, time 1;42 4-5,
Fleckenstein 1;49 3-5. One mile, 3:10 class;
entries, John T. Wilson, G. Barwick, B. C.
Luud; won by Lund in 3:16, Barwick. 3:17.
One mile, record; entries, J. K. Marfleld, E.
A. Savage: Savage won in 3:08 3-5, Marfield,
3:09 1-5. The twenty-mile L. A. W. cham
pionship was won by E. A. Savage in lh 11 2-5.
A grand ball at tho armory ended the pro
gramme.. ,
The Hudson Gun Club.
Special to the Globe.
Hudson, Wis., Sept. 23. — tourna
ment of the gun club closed this afternoon.
The following are the scores of to-day:
Ninth event, team shoot, two men to con
stitute a team, 10 single and 5 pair Peoria
blackbirds: Hudson, Balsom 18, Jones 12:
St. Paul, Wilcox 15, Kennedy 13; Stillwater,
Heisle 16. Anderson 15; second St.Paul.Paine
18, Paul 16; third St. Paul, Pfister 12. Macom
ber 16.. Balsom and Paine shot off the best
score. Balsom winning. Tenth event, six
single and two pair Peoria blackbirds: Wil
cox 9, Pfister 9, Balsom 10, Paul 9, Jones 7,
Kennedy 5, Hiral 9, Anderson 8, Paine 9,Mac
uuber 7. Heisel took second in the shoot off.
Eleventh event, eight single live pigeons, 30
yards rise: Paul 7, Paine 5, Balsom 7, Wileox
5, Kennedy 6, Pfister 6, Macomber 5, Heisle j
6, Anderson 2, Gosa 2, Jones 5. Twelfth
event, ten single Peoria blackbirds: Balsom
8. Kennedy 5, Wilcox 7, Paine 9, Anderson 7,
Pfister 9, Paul 8, Macainber 9,Heisler 6, Jones
On the average Balsom won the first prize,
a $75 gold watch, making a total of 139 out
of a possible 153; Paine second, 131; Paul
third, 127; Wilcox fourth, 119, and Jones
fifth, 105.
For the America'!* Clip.
Glasgow. Sept. 23.— Clyde yachting
circles are excited over the challenge
issued by James Bell, ot the Royal Clyde
Yacht club, to the New York Yacht club
for an international race for the America's
cup next September. If the challenge be
accepted the Clyde yachtsmen will con
struct a boat especially for the race. Her
tonnage will be similar to the Mayflower.
She will be Clyde designed, Clyde built,
and will carry a Clyde skipper and crew.
A comiuitteee of Clyde yachting men has
raised a guarantee fund of £10,000. The
yacht will be built on the model of any
selected American vessel provided the
latter's length be given.
Sale of niooued Horses.
Gravesend, L. -1., Sept. 23.— The sales
of horses belonging to the Dwyer Brothers
took place hero to-day. The|horses sold,
the prices paid, and the purchasers were as
Richmond, $2,250, K. C. Roth; Lenox,
81,000, J. H. Scuultz, of Brooklyn; Pontico,
$2,550,' Tremont stables: Bankrupt, $1,000,
David Campbell; Portland, $1,050;
Brambelton, 81,200, J. Brown, Brooklyn ;
Buffalo, $700, M. N. Nolan, Albany;
QuiDO), 8::50,- D. Martin, Moblie;
Belle sl,ooo, M. J. Daly; Roundsman, s7oo,
H. J. Woodward, Brighton ; Falsehood, $600,
F. Digney. Parkvllle; Fulton, $2,350, M. N.
Nolan, Albany; Hartlein, $160, L. Martin; {
Esquiro, $2,400. H. F. Newton; Hindoo Colt,
S~'4O. Virgin Colt, $675, James Mack; Eulogist,
i *250. T. Connors, and Drake Carter, $1,000, J.
H. Field.
Racing: at Orave*end.
Grave9end, L. 1., Sept. 23. — First race,
three-quarters of a mile, Climax woo by six
lengths, Berch second; time, 1:17. Second
race, for two-year-olds, one and one-eighth
miles. Petticoat won by two lengths, Her
mitage second, Pasta third; time, 1:88%.
Third race, lor two-year-old 3, three-fDurtlis
of a mile, Bessie June won by three length",
Montrose second, Mtuins third; time, 1:17.
Fourth race, boulevard handicap, for three
year-olds and upward, one and one-quarter
mill-!, Ferona won by three lengths, Aretino
second, O'Fullon third; time, 8:11%. Fifth
race, for three-year-olds and upwards, one
and one-eighth miles, Barnum wou by a neck,
Elkwood seeoud, Millie third; time, 1:57%.
Sixth race, throe-ouurters of a mile, Hopeful
won by two lengths, King Arthur second,
Frolic third; time. I:l7>£.
Itrighton Reach Kuce«.
BbxghtOß Beach. Sept. »':*. — Fir3t ram,
purse, three-quarters of a mile, Bellona won
by a length au.i a half, Relax second, Triple
Cross third; time 1:10%. Second race, seven
eighths of a mile, Acinccurt won by half a
leugth, Amber second, Warren Louis third;
time 1;34%. Third race, seven-eighths of a
mile. Wandering won by a length. Bill Field
second, Ventilation third; time 1:35. Fourth
race, one mile. Hot Box won by a neck. Big
Head second, Blue P«-ter third; tinie 1:48%.
Fifth race, one mile, Lizzie Walton won, Eager
second. Glendou third; time I:4a. Sixth race,
seven-eighths of a milo. Jim Douglas won by
three lengths, Treasurer second, Commander
third; time 1:31%.
Milwaukee Hares.
Milwaukee, Sept. 23. — The attendance
at to-day's state fair races was 35,000.
There was a heavy track, owing to rain.
Josie G took first money in the three-minute
class, Kitty Lee second, Startle third and
Waupun fourth; time, 2:4734- There were
fourteen entries for the People's and Farm
ers' stake. But two heats were trotted,
Topsy winning the first and Warren Swi
gert the other. Best time, 2:43%.
Sanforttt in Itlinneapolis.
Tommy Danforth, the Xew York feather
weight, who is to meet Tommy Warren at
the Washington rink next Monday evening
for SSOO a side and the championship of
the world, arrived in Minneapolis yesterday
and went into training at Lake Calhoun.
lie is a compactly-built young fellow, and
in appearance looks the fighter that backers
claim him to be. The meeting will attract
general attention among sporting men all
over the country as deciding supremacy in
this class.
Small Talk.
There was a large attendance at last even
ing's play in the prize chess tournament, id
which more than one-third of the games have
been played. The championship tourney will
be about half completed this evening.
A game of fifteen-ball pool takes place
Saturday evening at 1224 Western avenue,
Minneapolis, between John Collins and an un
known of St. Louis for £50 a side.
Minneapolis and JJuluth do not play to-day.
Milwaukee is scheduled to appear at Eau
The game between New York and Boston
at Boston was postponed on account of rain.
Probability that the Diseased Ani
mals Will be Killed and Paid for
by the State.
Chicago, t Sept. — The State Live
Stock commission held a lone; meeting with
closed doors this afternoon and evening,
and discussed the disposition of the cattle
afflicted with pleuro-pneumonia in the Chi
cago distilleries. Gov. Oglesby, Attorney
General Hunt and Dr. Kaucli, of the state
board of health, took part in the proceed
ings. .Veterinaries Salmon, Casewell,
Hughes, Baker, Murray. Atkinson and the
lowa state veterinarian were present. J.
B. Sherman, president of the live
stock - exchange, Elmer Washburn
and the exchange's attorney, Mr. Cox,
also attended the session. The latter three
gentlemen admitted that whether the sick
ness was contagious pleuro-pneumonia, as
the veterinaries had all decided, or some
thing else, it was unquestionably a danger
ous disease, and one that should be exter
minated at all hazards. They agreed with
the board and the veterinarians that the only
safe thing to do would be to destroy all
the animals that had been exposed or were
affected. It was proposed that a post-mor
tem examination of each animal should be
held and that those found to be healthy
should be sold tor beef. The representa
tives from the stock yards strenuously op
posed this proposition. They said they
could not allow the exposed cattle to be
placed on the market either on the hoof or
as beef. The live stock interests of the
West were too great and widespread to be
jeopardized. Rumors would be soon cast
abroad that diseased meat was offered for
sale in Chicago. The eastern and foreign
trade would surely suffer. Canners
would not dare handle the beef, as a large
part of their trade was with foreign coun
tries, and they would not take the risk of
having edicts issued by other nations pro
hibiting the importation of American
canned beef. The sale of the healthy car
casses might also give an opportunity for
the disease to spread and become a stand
ing menace to the great cattle interests of
the West.' During the. discussion, it was
developed that should the 3,000 cattle now
under quarantine be slaughtered and either
cremated or sent to the rendering establish
ments, the expense would probably reach
$100,000. An additional $50,000 would be
required to replace the sheds if burned.
To cover this outlay, . there is only availa
ble an appropriation .of $49,000. • Gov.
Oglesby stated that the sum in hand could
be exhausted, and that he felt confident the
balance could be depended on from the
next legislature.
It was finally decided that all the cattle
now quarantined in the Phoenix and Shu
feldt distilleries, numbering 2,000 head,
should be slaughtered. The board was in
doubt whether there are any cases of pleuro
pneumonia in the Chicago and the Empire
distilleries, but it was determined that if,
on examination by the members to-morrow,
there shall prove to be a single case of
the disease in either, all the animals ex
posed will be slaughtered. When the con
ference closed Chairman Pearson said:
'•Post mortem examinations will be held on
the animals slaughtered, and all the well
cattle will be appraised. It is estimated that
the average appraised value will be $33 per
head. It is not yet decided whether the
carcasses of the well cattle will be sold to the
markets or the rendering- establishments.
Dr. Salmon assures us that the national
government will contribute toward compen
sating the owners. Congress will be obliged,
however, to pass a law permitting such ap
propriation, . as there is no appropriation
from the government except for slaughtering
animals in states having no authority to
slaughter them." ■
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The Spaititl* Revolt.
Madrid, Sept. 24. — Gen. Villacainpa
arrived here to-day and was taken to the
military prison. The queen has under
taken to educate the sons of Gen. Velarde,
who was shot by the rebels. The Progress,
Zorilla's organ, announces that its publica
tion will be suspended for a short time % in
consequence of the gravity of the political
situation. Two .Republican electors have
been imprisoned.
Honoring- Gladstone.
Limerick, Sept. 23. — At a meeting of
the municipal authorities to-day, a letter
from Mr. Gladstone was read with refer
ence to the council's.- decision to confer
upon him the freedom of the city. The
authorities of Cork and Waterford ; recently
resolved to bestow a similar honor upon
Mr. Gladstone, and he asks the Limerick
council to arrange with the councils of
Cork and Waterford for a joint presenta
tion of the freedom of their ' respective
cities. .■-.''•■ _• ■ ' : •
French and German bankers have tele
graphed to Sofia that they are willing to ad
vance a loan to the Bulgarian government.
NO. 2 6 7
A Storm of Excessive Pury Swept
Through Wisconsin, Michigan and
Ohio Yesterday.
At Madison and Milwaukee Thousands
of Panes of Glass Were Smashed
Into Bits.
At Lima, 0., the lightning Also
Aided in the Work of De
And Numerous Oil Tank 3 and <»*&'.
Took Fire — Tlie Loss
Is Heavy.
A Widespread Storm.
Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 23. — A terrific
thunder storm, with hail accompaniment,
swept over the city about 7:30 this morning.
The rainfall was very heavy. During the
prevalence of the storm the heavens were
almost as dark as night. The house of
llobert Arthur, on the West side, was
badly wrecked by a thunder bolt, and Mrs.
Arthur dangerously injured.
a heavy hailstorm passed over the city and
surrounding country early this morning,
riddling; the tobacco leaves in many fields
which remained unharvested. Some of the
atones picked up at Washburn observatory
measured five inches in circumference.
Shade trees are badly damaged. Hundreds
of birds were killed and about eight thou
sand panes of glass smashed, chiefly in
greenhouses and photograph studio sky
lights. The storm's approach was heralded
by heavy rumbling sounds and intense heat,
and tears of a tornado were so general that
hundreds of families tied to their cellars.
Lima. 0., Sept. 23. — Reports of damage
by lightning at several places in this vicin
ity have been received. At Bluffton, the
Eastern & Western narrow gauge railroad
depot was struck by lightning and totally
destroyed. At Beaver Dam the Lake Erie
& Western railroad depot was badly dam
aged. At - Spicerville Charles Hoover's
barn was destroyed, and many barns and
outhouses are reported to have been de
stroyed in the vicinity of Lima.
Cleveland, 0.. Scot. 23.— The electric
and wind storm this morning seem-; to have
extended over the counties of Wyandotte,
Seneca. Champaigne and Allen. A special
from Urbana says that the wind last night
blew the root off the Catholic convent
and did considerable damage to fruit and
shade trees. The railroad station at Bluff
ton, and at least a dozen barns in different
sections of the counties above named, were
struck by lightning and destroyed by tire.
Detroit, Mich., Sept. 23.— A heavy
storm is reported from the extreme south
western part of the state this morning. AC
Niles hailstones as large as walnuts fell,
and it is thought much damage was done.
Galveston, Tex., Sept. 23.— Unusually
heavy rains have visited this section during
the past torty-eight hours. The rainfall
continued to-night, but no serious results
are apprehended as low tides have pre
vailed. Further down the gulf coast, how
ever, a heavy storm seems to be raging.
Victoria, Tex., Sept 23. — Telegrams
from Indiauola are to the effect that a
heavy storm is raging there. The wind is
reported at fifty miles an hour and the
streets are three feet under water. Efforts
are in progress to remove the few inhabi
tants still there to higher ground. The
telegraph operator removed his office to a
box-car four miles this side of Indianola.
Several Oil Wells and Tanks De
stroyed at Lima.
Lima, 0., Sept. 23. — This morning at 7
the city was startled by a terrific clap of
thunder. In a few moments black clouds
of smoke were seen lolling up from one of
the oil wells. The fire at once communi
cated with the tank and in a few minutes
all was on fire. At the same time the gas
in the tank 300 yards west ignited. The
wells, all the machinery, the tanks and
about 2,400 barrels of oil were consumed.
Ac 1 o'clock the derrick at the gas works
oil well was struck, consuming the entire
structure, machinery and tanks and 1,200
barrels of oil. This well is adjoining the
gas works, which at one time were in great
danger. The railroad bridge was on fire
several times, caused by oil running down,
but was saved without much damage.
About that time high columns of black
smoke were seen southeast from the city.
Five wells were reported struck by-light
ning and destroyed. Rain has been falling
in torrents. The thunder and lightning
exceeded anything of the kind known here.
The loss to the oil men thus far is estimated
at §25,000.
Solomon* the Husband of Lillian
Russell, tin in for Risamy.
London, Sept. 23. — Edward Solomon,
the American composer and husband of
Lillian Russell, was arrested in this city to
day on a charge of bigamy, preferred by his
first wife, Lilly Grey, who avers that he
was never legally separated from her. Solo
mon was remanded for trial. Bail was
subsequently accepted in two sureties of
£250 each. He is charged with marrying
Helen Leonard, of New Jersey, while his
wife, Jane Solomon, formerly Isaacs/ is still
living. The plaintiff's mother testified that
her daughter married Solomon in 1873, and
was deserted by him in 1575. V

An Alleged Conspiracy*
Pittsbckg, Pa., Sept. 23.— Mrs. Ella
T. Hough and Margaret A. White, and
Edward White, husband of the latter, were
a rrested at their homes at Fayette City,
Pa., charged with forming a con
spiracy to place their brother, William
H. Todd, in an insane asylum
in order to deprive him of his patrimony iv
an estate valued at §2,500,000. Mr. Todd
is a river pilot about 40 years old, and has
spent most of his life following his occupa
tion on the lower rivers. He alleges
that because he married against their
wishes the defendants had h'm confined
In an asylum for six months on a false
charge of insanity. The officers of the in
stitution taking an interest in his case, had
him examined by the board of managers,
who declared him sane and ordered his re
lease.. The defendants were held in §500
bail each and a preliminary hearing will bo
given on Monday.

Fight With the Police.
Dublin, Sept. — A bevy of Gal way
police made several arrests in Portumna
to-day in connection with the evictions
going on there. A mob collected and at
tempted to rescue the prisoners, attacking
the police with stones. The police charged
the mob with drawn batons, wounding sev
eral persons severely. Four of the rioters
were arrested.
Getting: Ready for War.
Berlin, Sept. — The Vossiche Zei
tung says that Gen. Gourke has ordered
each brigade in Warsaw, Courland and Li
vonia to hold itself in readiness to start for
the South at a day's notice, also that each .
brigade has been instructed to have four
cannon ready for transportation.
Steamship Arrivals. .»
-... Southampton — Traave from New York
for Bremen.
v London — The Waesland from New York
for Antwerp. ,'-
Hamburg — The Westphalia from New
York. ,
New York — The America from Liverpool.

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