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The Express Bobber Tells the Story of His
Deed and Gives tip Some of the
Drunken Fiends in a Saloon Saturate an
Unfortunate Negro's Clothes
With Turpentine,
They Then Apply a Match, and the Man
Perishes in Horrible
"Torment. "
A Plucky Pennsylvania Girl Gets the
Best of Some Thievish
Leavenwop.tii, Kan., Dec. 29, 4 a.m.
—When the train on the Rock Island,
arriving here at 8:35 p. m.. came into the
union depot last night five men alighted
and, keeping close together, hurried away
up street and were soon lost sight of. There
was nothing in their app' arance or conduct
that would attract notice, but some one
standing on the platform who saw the
party remarked one of them looked like
Fred Wittrock. A representative of the
Times undertook to locate the quintette,
but no trace of the strangers could be
found. Two reporters then visited the
home of the Wittrocks, where they took a
stand, and made a survey of the surround
in the yard and about the house, and the
blinds were closed. The reporters then
entered the yard and advanced up the walk.
When within a few feet of the porch voices
were heard in the house speaking in low
tone. Then a woman's voice exclaiming:
"Oh, Fred." was heard. One of the re
porters stepped boldly upon the porch and
knocked. The door was unit. d and
partly opened, revealing a tall, fine-looking
man standing uncovered in the middle of
the mom. It was Fred Wittrock.
It was evident from the expression
on his face he was worried.
At first he absolutely refused to allow any
one to step out on the porch, but at last
opened the door so a view could be had.
He was seen, only for a small space of time.
The stranger at the door avoided all ques
tions, saying enough to leave the impression
he and Ids partners were, detectives, and
therefore' the business was of a most
important nature. lie said, too, noth
ing would ...be. done until morn
ing. With that he bolted the door.
About that time a face appeared at the
transom and another one of the strange
men looked out. The reporters made a
motion, feigning to be leaving. The face
went away, seemingly satisfied, and a noise,
like crumpling paper, was again heard.
Peeping through the keyhole the three de
tectives were seen busily ransacking the
room, examining papers and every nook
and corner. What they kept handling
could not be made out, but the noise of
crumpling paper was still distinctly heard.
The reporters were finally admitted by one
of the detectives. When asked if they had
come to make additional arrests, he said he
, "Where did 3011 come from?" was asked.
"I must refuse to answer."
"Did you come from Chicago?"
"There is no use to ask anything further."
"When are you going away'/"
"I don't know."
"Were Wittrock and Emma Moore living
together when he was arrested?"
"I don't know. They occupied a flat some
place in the city, but I don't know whether
they occupied the same room or not. This I
can tell you, though, they were not mar
All this time the strange noise, like the
handling of slips of paper, was heard in the
parlor, and again the face appeared at the
transom. Finding their interviewing efforts
a failure, the reporters again went away,
but were soon back in the vicinity again.
Suddenly a man was seen cautiously com
ing up the middle of the street. As he
Beared where the newspaper men were it
ana noticed that he hid a revolver in his
.land, saying as he did so * 'all right."
They stepped out. and made them
selves i'':o\vn. By that time two men had
come from Second street. One of them
was one of the detectives, while the other
was Wittrock. They carried a bundle
between them, but what it contained, and
where they had gotten it, could not be sur
mised. The three men then went upon the
porch, 'and held a short conversation. The
package was then banned to the leader of
the part and all three passed into the
house and the door was closed.
Latest, 5 o'clock a. m. — Wittrock has
made a full confession of the robbery,
but owing to the lateness of the hour it can
not be stated who are his accomplices. A
large amount of money has been recovered,
it having. been concealed in a box under a
barn near the house, The detectives were
taken to the spot to-night and the box dug
up. It was brought to the city by Cook
and concealed by him and three other young
men whose names are not known. The
amount of the money • recovered has not
been learned.
' Cincinnati, 0., Dec. 28.— CoL L. C.
Weir, superintendent of the Adams Ex
. press company, who had immediate charge
of the search for the men who robbed their
car near, St, Louis. Oct, 25, returned to-day
from Chicago, where he had the pleasure
of seeing his plans perfected. His instruc
tions to the detectives were to find the rob
bers and not temporize with a view of re
covering the money. He says he directed
the Pinkertons to spare no money in the
search, and he pronounces their work the
finest that he has ever seen, and he has had
considerable experience of this kind, having
been called to assist other companies in like
cases. •He declines to speak as to Frother
ingliam until the men are taken to St. Louis
and further investigation is made.
Chicago, Dec. 28.— Wittrock, who
was arrested by the Pinkertons in connec
tion with the express robbery, in which he
is alleged to have figured as "Jim Cum
jnings," was in the business on West
J^ate street He appears to have been in
- debt, tor John Murray, a coal dealer, began
an attachment suit to-day in the superior
court against him for an unpaid coal ac
count of 5742.
JJashvtlle, Term., Dec. 28.—
jlaight, wife of the express robber arrested
here Christmas day, left for St. Louis to
night in charge of a detective. She is
thought to have aided in planning the rob
bery and to have $12,000 in her possession,
Leavenworth. Kan.. Dec. 2S.— The
details of the Pacific express robbery as
published this morning have created much
comment here. Every party yet implicated
in it is a former resident of Leavenworth.
Weaver, Cook, Witrock and Haight were
school boys here together. As they grew
up they became wild and reckless and were
classed as tough characters, j They were all
here last summer and it is believed the rob
bery was planned in Leavenworth.
- A Frightful Grime.
Cario, 111., Dec. 28. — In a saloon quar
rel Sunday evening Thomas Spicer, colored,
was thrown to the floor by Henry Hayes
and Thomas Meahan. who covered him
with turpentine and set fire to his clothing.
The vicpm died to-night The perpetrators
are in jail. '
TRAMPS routed.
A Plucky Girl Shoots a marauder
and Then Faints.
Lehrsville, Pa., Dec. 28. — The great
est excitement prevails here over numerous
outrages committed by a gang of tramps
who have infested this neighborhood during,
the past few months. These miscreants
entered the residence of Jasper Smith last
Friday and secured a large amount of cash,
jewelry and clothing. Every roam in the
house, with but one exception, had been,
pillaged. The occupant of this room was
a sixteen-year-old daughter of Mrs. Smith,
who was awake and heard the tramps going
through the house, but was so overcome
with fear that she was unable to move or
give an alarm. The girl soon recovored
her courage, and suddenly remembered
that an old revolver belonging to her
father was in one of the bureau
drawers. This she quietly secured and
then awaited the tramps' entrance to her
room.. The door was quietly opened, when
the brave girl fired two successive shots at
tin, burglars. General confusion followed
and tlit girl's parents hurriedly rushed to
their daughter's room to find her lying
across the" bed unconscious. The tramps
had escaped, but an examination disclosed
that the shots were not without effect. The
girl soon recovered, and then related the
story of her exploit with the burglars.
marked the bedroom floor and the stair
steps. A bottle of chloroform was also
found in the hallway, which they
diopped in making their, hurried
flight. Several nights prior the
home of an aged couple living some dis
tance from here, was entered, and after
forcing the old lady to prepare something
to eat they demanded money or their lives.
The old couple begged the ruffians to spare
their lives, giving them $5, all the money
there was in the house. Similar stories
coming from all parts of the valley, an in
dignation meeting of citizens was held there
Saturday and a protective association
was formed. Information was received
that their rendezvous was several miles out
side of the town, and the members of the
protective association resolved to raid the
place. On the way they encountered a
suspicious character, whom they took in
charge. Preparations wer making to lynche
him when the tramp, which he evidently
was, begged to be heard.The stranger said his
name was Berger and that his home was in
New York state.
THE tramp's story.
"At onetime 1 was a prominent speculator
on Wall street. I lost and won, but ill luck
overtook inc. Absolutely penniless I sought
consolation in the far West, but only in vain.
I came East again with no better luck. I con
templated suicide, but rather than have a
hand in my own death, I decided to live out
my miserable existence until it terminated in
the grave. At Elmira I joined a gang of
tramps who were working their way through
to Pennsylvania.: We arrived here tro months
ago." and trembling with fear, he ac
knowledged that they met with unusual suc
cess. Continuing, he said: "I took no active
part in their crimes,but was deputized by the
leader of the gang to keep a record ot what
was done each day. For this duty I got
plenty to eat and any quantity of stolen
clothes to wear. The extent of the rob
beries in this neighborhood would foot
up many thousand dollars in cash, to say
nothing of jewelry, clothing, etc., stolen.
Our rendezvous is located three miles from
here, but the place is now deserted. Every
member of the gang has disappeared. The
sudden exit was brought about through the
fatal shooting of one of the gang while burg
larizing a dwelling in the neighborhood, and
lest the occurrence might lead to their deten
tion and arrest they left. The gang was
principally composed of professionals. I de
serted them and am now en route for New
On a visit to the rendezvous, the robber
stated the story, which was intelligently re
lated. Berger was a man of education, but
was a total wreck from dissipation. He
was therefore permitted to go his way. A
feeling of relief now prevails at Lehrsville
and other tramp-ridden towns. The organ
ization, however, remains intact for future
emergencies. .
The Preacher's Story.
Philadelphia, Dec. 28.— the trial
of Rev. Waldo Messaros, charged by Mrs.
Coulston with criminal assault, the defend
ant testified in his own. behalf to-day. He
declared that it was a case of conspiracy;
that Mrs. Coulston had forced her atten
tions upon him ever since she had been a
member of his church; that she alleged her
husband had made her conspire against
another woman and, on different occasions,
had said to him that her husband was a
thief, a forger and a liar; that Mr. Coul
ston desired a letter of withdrawal from
the church; that Mrs. Coulston' had impor
tuned the witness to grant it which, he.
accepting her version of her husband's
character, had refused to give; that on the
day of the alleged assault he went to Coul
ston's. at Mrs. Coulston's request, to have a
final talk about the letter; that he again re
fused to grant it, whereupon Mrs. Coulston
suddenly threw her arm around him and
called for her husband; that simultaneously
he and several others rushed into the room,
overpowered him and handed him over to
the police, and that they by their rough
handling broke several buttons from his
vest and otherwise disarranged his clothing.
He emphatically denied the allegation of
The Indiana Election Cases.
Indianapolis, tod., Dec. -This
morning Judge Woods, of the federal court,
refused to release Samuel E. Perkins, the
contumacious witness called in the election
conspiracy and forgery case, on a writ of
habeas corpus. He also decided that the
court had jurisdiction of the cases of the
Orange county alleged election bribers, it
was argued in this case that because the
alleged bribery did not affect the election of
a congressman, the federal courts could not
take cognizance of it but the court holds
that inasmuch as a congressman was voted
for at the election," it has jurisdiction of
crimes committed at it
J ought Abont Whisky.
Shelby ville, Ky., Dec. 28.— About 7
o'clock this monvng Steve Edwards, a col
ored employe at Brown, Beard & Hall's
livery stable, struck Ned Smith, also col
ored, with a pitchford handle, instantly kill
ing him. They had been quarreling for
some time about a bottle of whisky, when
Smith got a hatchet and started at Edwards,
who struck him with the fork-handle with
the effect stated above. Edwards gave
himself up to the officers.
Safe Blowers at Work.
Cleveland, 0., Dec 28.— A gang of
j professional safe blowers are operating in
Northern Ohio. Last night the safe in the
postoffice at Wadsworth, Summit county,
was blown open and a quantity of stamps
taken. : ; Next the burglars drove to West
ern Star, a neighboring hamlet, blew open
the safe in the postoffice and store kept by
D. C. Dagne. and . secured nearly $600 in
money, stamps and checks. . There is no
clue to the burglars.
It will Occur on Friday Noon Prom the
Senate " Chamber at
The Eemains Will Then Find a Tempo
rary .Resting Place in a Local
The Question of a Spot for Permanent
Interment Remains as Yet
A Movement on "Foot to Render
Financial Aid to Mrs. Logan
—The G. A. K.
Washington, Dec. 28.— Mrs. Logan re
ceived, this morning, a long telegram
signed officially by the city clerk of Chi
cago, embodying resolutions adopted by the
city council last night. The uncil form
! ally requested that the burial place of the
dead statesman be selected in the city upon
I which he has conferred so much honor, in a
! site to be dedicated by the city to the pur
pose. The council appointed a committee
to confer with committees of civic and mili
tary organizations, in regard to the selec
tion ot a place of burial and to make
arrangements for the reception and inter
ment of the remains. The senate commit
tee, acting through the sergeant-at-arms,
will have immediate charge of the remains.
Col. Kennedy announces that by request of
Mrs. Logan Gen. Sherman will be in charge
of the procession which will escort the re
mains from Calumet Place to the canitol.
The following is
$&fsife - the COMMITTEE
appointed by Senator Sherman to take
charge of the remains of Senator Logan:
Senators Cullom, Stanford. Cockrell, Alli
son. Beck, Hawley, Voorhees. Hampton
and Manderson. Telegrams were received
from' Chicago throwing a measure of doubt
upon the arrangements supposed to have
been already practically concluded for the
funeral. The park commission telegraphed
that after consulting the attorney they were
reluctantly j led to the conclusion that they
lacked authority to set apart a place for the
burial in the public park, but that authority
they say will doubtless be granted at once
by the legislature which convenes next
week. Upon receipt of the above men
tioned telegram it was decided that the
burial of Gen. Logan will take place in the
senate chamber next Friday and that the
remains will be placed in a vault at Oak
Hill cemetery here until the place of final
burial is determined. The house funeral
committee has not been made up. A
now in the city was sent to Mrs. Logan for
her to select from. It has not yet been re
turned to the speaker. As soon as the list
is returned he will announce the committee.
The chairmanship of the senate committee
on military affairs, which Gen. Logan has
held for years, will probably go to Senator
Sewell. The senate chamber has b*»*i
draped in mourning. There is a rr.ovfetntr-t
on foot to have the ex-confederate soldiers
represented in the funeral procession that
will follow the remains of Senator Logan.
Many of the ex-confederates have expressed
a desire to participate, and it is probable
that a place will be provided for them in
the procession.
has remained in her room almost continu
ally, suffering somewhat from weariness
which hitherto she had been unconscious
of. She has been represented in the par
lors as heretofore by her son and Maj.
Tucker, while a dozen or more of the
nearer personal friends of the family, both
ladies and gentlemen, have been in constant
attendance for counsel and . assistance.
Details of Grand Army men, marines and
soldiers have performed the formalities of
guard duty. The propositions from Chi
cago were taken into .consideration by the
members of the Illinois delegation who
were at hand, and at the same time the
propositions of burial in the grounds of the
soldiers' home near this city— originally
favored by Mrs. Logan— was revived aud
further discussed. Gen. Sheridan,
representing the board of commis
sioners of the home, was consulted and
expressed doubts of the power of the board
to act in the absence of congressional
authority. Mrs. Logan naturally wished
that th? selection when made should be one
which should leave no question of title to
be settled hereafter, and that the spot se
lected should be a final resting place. As
the time had come when some definite un
| derstanding with regard to
should be reached and the formal announce
ment made, it was decided to advise ; that
the remains be taken to the rotunda of the
capitol on Thursday, there to lie in state,
watched over by the guards of honor from
noon of that day till noon Friday, during
which the public should . have an oppor
tunity to pay a tribute ot respect. At noon
on Friday the funeral will be held in the
senate chamber, after which the remains
will be escorted to Rock Creek cemetery
and temporarily remain there until
a final resting place can be
selected and a tomb prepared. Mrs. Logan
having signified her assent to these arrange
ments, the congressional committee entered
upon their duty. The committee is as fid
lows: Senators Cullom, Stanford, Cock
rell, Allison, Beck, Hawley. Voorhees,
Hampton and Manderson. The first for
mal meeting will take place at 10 o'clock
to-morrow at the room of the senate com
mittee on appropriations, but already a few
of the details have been informally decided
upon. The following have been selected as
"•'■'" " PATE BEARERS:
Gen. --'/Simon-. Cameron, Hon. Roscoe
Conkling. Hon. 2 Robert Lincoln, C. H.
'Andrews, of Youngston, 0., Gen. Lucius
Fairchild, M. L. • rLa ggett, of Cleveland.
Gov. Jeremiah Rusk, of Wisconsin, Gen. W.
T. Sheiman, Gen. W. F. Vilas. Gen. John
C. Black, Dr. Charles McMillan, of the
Loyal Legion and Col. Fred Grant.
is to be the officiating clergyman, assisted
by Dr. Butler, chaplain of the senate;
Bishop Fowler and Rev. Dr. O. P. Tiffany.
The transfer of the remains from Calumet
Place to the capitol on Thursday morning
I will take place with as little ceremony as is
j consistent with , the- proprieties of an occa
sion of such gravity. i The procession from
j the capitol to the cemetery on Friday, how
j ever, will afford '■■'■dn'[ opportunity for civic
j and. military organizations, committees and
! citizens to testify their regret to the mcm
i ory of the ./dead: v ; The details of the ar
i rangements : have not been concluded, but
i will be announced in due time by the com
mittee through its executive officer, the
I sergeant-at-arms of the senate, who will
i have immediate charge of the proceedings.
I The family of Gen. Logan extends invita
tions to the various societies, military, social
and Masonic, of which Gen. Logan was a
members, to attend the funeral or send
delegations for that purpose. Among such
societies are the Grand Army of the Re
public, the Illinois command of the ' Loyal
Legion, the Veteran Union League, the
Union Veteran club, the Chevalier Bayard
' command of the Knights Templars and the
Oriental Consistory.
in which the remains will be deposited is
that of Mrs. .' Hutchinson, whose kindly
tender was thankfully accepted by Mrs.
Logan. Among the subjects to. be dis
. cussed to-morrow is the issuance of invita
tions to the president and cabinet, the
supreme court, the house of representatives
and the diplomatic corps. Were the senate
in session these would go out in its name,
but being recess the . precedents . will have
to be looked up. For the same reason the
two houses will probably not be formally
called to order, but the members will attend
in their individual persons.
The : Casket.
. TJtica, N. V., ' Dec. 28.— order for
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the casket for the late Gen. Logan was re'
ceived by an undertaking -establishment
of Onida from Washington this afternoon.
It is to be of Spanish red cedar, covered
with broadcloth, and heavily draped with
the same, the drapery to be trimmed with
silk fringe and tassels. The casket will en
close a full glass, air-tight copper case,
which will be tufted throughout • with
cream-tinted satin, and there will be a ;I
low of the same material. ' Tlir top of the
case will open full length, and will also be
tufted with cream-tinted satin. The whole
is to be inclosed in a polished,* 'red cedar
box, with gold-plated trimmings.
A Burial Place Tendered, and Other
Honors Proposed to the memory of
the Dead.
Chicago, Dec. 38.— The : several com
mittees appointed by the vaHous Grand
Army and veteran clubs throughout the
city to make arrangements - retarding the
funeral of (Jen. Logan met t< .-day to con
fer with the /sub-committee; -vppointed at
the citizens' meeting yesterday"' and to pre
pare a programme to present t > the general
committee of the latter meeting. Collector
Stone read a message from Senator Cullom
stating that the site at the ■-; entrance of
South park for Gen. Logan's J last resting
place would be acceptable if Mrs. Logan
would be permitted to be buried by his side.
The committee on the South park site,
through Mr. Stone, reported that after a
conference with the South park commis
sioners it was deemed expedient to
in Oakwood cemetery, that a site for a
monument be offered in South park, and
the name of. Grand boulevard be changed to
Logan boulevard. The report was adopted.
On motion of Aid. Manierre, a committee
was appointed to urge the city council to
make a tender of a site for a monument to
Gen. Logan oh the lake front. At a meet
ing ot the Union League club this afternoon
committees were appointed to co-operate
with the citizens committee. Congressman
Adams said that his opinion was that the
place of interment should be left to the,
wishes of Mrs. Logan, and that he did not
think that the wishes of the people of
Illinois should stand in the way of her per
sonal wishes in that regard. The wish that
he should be buried in Washington, where
she was going to reside, was entirely cred
itable to the' feelings of the widow. /• Mr.
Higinbotham said he had telegraphed
the same opinion to Senator Cullom. Ed
win Lee Brown said that the question of
interment should be left to Mrs. Logan.
He would be glad to see a monument in
any part of Chicago erected in honor of
Gen. Logan, but the great question before
them was what was to become of Mrs.
Logan. As he understood it.
He was an exception to the average poli
tician in that he took no advantage of his
position to make money, and he understood
Mrs. Logan would have very little property
left on which to live. He thought it would
be more important ter the citizens of Chi
cago and Illinois to do something for Mrs.
Logan. He thought a fund of at least
350,000 should be raised for Mrs. Logan,
and he was willing to head the list or be
the one to start such a fund, and would
subscribe $100 toward it. Mr. Higiu
botham said there was a private movement
on foot of that character, but it was not
proper to speak of it. The club adjourned
till the same hour to-morrow afternoon.
for the burial place of Gen. Logan was this
evening submitted to . the dead general's
family by the citizen's of Chicago. The
offer of two of the sites will require ratifi
cation—one by the city council and the
the other by the state legialature. Favor
able action in either case is generally con
ceded to be beyond doubt The remaining
two propositions have already been pre
sented without peradventure. Lane park,
the South park, Oakwood cemetery and a
tract between Jackson and Washington
parks are the places tendered. The city
council special committee makes the offer
of Lake park. At a meeting of the com
mittee this afternoon it was decided to
recommend that the city council to-morrow
set aside for the purpose a plat off the south
end of the park to include all the land south
of the south line of Harmon court and ex
tending westerly to the Illinois Central
tracks. The frontage on Michigan boule
vard is about three hundred and twenty
feet, and the lot is 400 feet deep. Title to
this tract is absolute in the city authorities.
The location is on the shore of Lake Mich
igan, just outside the business center,
equally accessible from all parts of the city,
and is on one of the principal boulevards.
A detinate place of burial in one of the
South parks has not been selected, but the
park commissioners have practically
in the matter to the family, subject to ap
proval by the state legislature, which, un
fortunately for this plan, does > not convene
for over a fortnight. To offset the disad
vantage of waiting upon the action of the
legislature, the officers of the Oakwood
cemetery, adjoining the South park, have
formally tendered any plat in their grounds.
In addition to the action of the South park
commissioners and the Oakwood cemetery
officials, a number of gentlemen have
pledged themselves to purchase, if desired,
a tract about midway between the two
South parks, and in close proximity to some
property owned by Gen. Loaran. All ' the
place" mentioned, except the one tendered
by the council, are in the extreme southern
portion of the city, none far from the lake,
and all in sight of . the driveways which
have made that section somewhat famous.
In connection with the propositions from
the south end of the city are various plans
in regard to a monument, and changing the
name of Grand boulevard to Logan boule
vard. A general committee of citizens
have arranged for a public memorial meet
ing to-morrow night in Central Music hall.
The chairman is to be ex- Secretary of War
Lincoln, and the vice president Stephen A.
Douglas, Jr.
A Fund Started for the Purpose of
Placing Mrs. Logan Above Want.
Washington, Dec. 28.— Capt George
E. Lemon, of the National Tribune, this
morning started a subscription fund for the
benefit of Mrs. Logan, with $1,000, and
sent invitutionS;- to . hundreds -of Mrs.
Logan's friends and admirers <■ throughout
the country asking them to contribute.
The Western Union Telegraph company
tendered the free use of its wires for trans
mitting subscriptions. The responses are
now coming in rapidly, and 51,000 sub
scriptions have been received from Senator
Sawyer, Hon. : William Walter Phelps,
John B. Drake, of Chicago. Gov. Alger,
of . Michigan, George M. Pullman and
others. The receipts in four hours from the
time the subscription was started amounted
to $10,000. All persons desiring to contri
bute should telegraph George E. • Lemon,
Citizens' National bank. Washington, D.
C. stating the amount of their subscription,
and send checks or drafts at once to the
order of J. J. Cresswell. president Citizens'
National bank, Washington. -■■» ,**} ' .: '.:<:■
Among the members of the house who
visited the capitol to-day the suggestion
was passed around that a : liberal pension
should be granted to the widow of Gen.
Logan, and it met with hearty approval ' on
every hand. The. Democrats manifested
as much eagerness as the Republicans to
join in providing for the widow. ■: z The
hearty manner in which the suggestion has
been taken hold of renders it certain that
among the first acts of congress upon reas
sembling will be to pass a pension bill for
Mrs. Logan. ' " ." . ■
The subscriptions are coming in steadily,
and now amount to over 815,000. t
Special to the Globe. ■..•»*/.•'
; Washington, Dec. 28.— Gen. Logan
did not have an insurance of $20,000 on his
life as has been stated. The fact is he had
an insurance of $5,000 in the Pennsylvania j
Mutual association. : Several month ago he
allowed the policy to run out The house •
hi which he lived is heavily mortgaged.
His Chicago house would hardly sell for
$10,000. The farm in southern Illinois; an
interest in which 'the general inherted, ;
would sell readily, but Mrs. Logan was to
keep it. It is the old family, homestead,
and he never would consent to its sale. As
farm property stands i it will :be worth
nothing to her. The idea of pensioning
Mrs. Logan meets general approval. Some
members are of the opinion that the pen
sion should be $5, 000 per year. This is the
sum given to widows of presidents, and
though Gen. Logan did • not occupy an
office so exalted as that, he was the recog
nized head representative of the volunteer
soldiery. It is hardly probable that a pen
sion of less than $2,500 will be voted, if the
expressions of congressmen upon that sub
ject may be taken as a criterion.
' A GOOD idea.
Philadelphia, Dec. 28. — At a meet
ing of the U. S. Grant Post No. 5, G. A.
R.. this evening., it was resolved to send
the following telegram:/ . "I.
Gen. Lucius Fairchilrl, Madison, Wis.— U.
S. Grant Post No. 5, Philadelphia, earnestly
recommends upon calling on the Grand
Army of the Republic to pay off the mortgage
on Comrade John A. Logan's homestead.
Post No. 5 wiil cheerfully contribute its
share. J. Henry Gorcke, Commander.
THE G. A. R.
Commander Fairchild makes For
maS Announcement of the Funeral
of Their Dead Comrade.
Special to the Globe.
Madison. Wis., Dec. 2S.—Commander
in-Chief Fairchild of the Grand Army of
the Republic has issued the following spe
cial order: .-. • f- -^ ;
The commander-in-chief is informed that
the remains of our comrade, Gen. John A.
Logan, will.lie in state from , next Thursday
noon until Friday noon, when the funeral
ceremonies will take place in the United
States senate chamber at Washington, D. C.
It is expected and hoped that all comrades of
the Grand Army who can do so will attend
the funeral.
SiiETiMAN, Tex., Dec. 28.— C01. O. S.
Lyon, deputy commander of the depart
ment of Texas, G. A. R., has issued a gen
eral order announcing the death of Gen.
Logan, and a committee of eighteen post
commanders has been appointed to . attend
the funeral.
Special to the Globe.
. Mitchell, Dak.. Dec. 28.— At a meet
ing last night of Ransom Post No. 6, G. A.
R., eloquent remarks were made on John
A.Logan by. Capt' Beddoes, Dr. Moore,
Maj. Adams. Capt. Kober and others, and
resolutions lamenting the death 1 of the
valiant soldier, and offering condolence to
the bereaved family were unanimously
adopted. The post headquarters will be
draped in mourning for thirty days.
Arrangements of the G^ A. R. Posts
for an Appropriate Tribute.
A meeting of the members of the G. A.
R. posts of Minneapolis was held at the
rooms of the Rawlins post last evening to
make arrangements for the Logan memo
rial services. W. G. Byron presided and
J. W. Marchant officiated as secretary. It
was decided that the services should be
held on the evening of the day the fun
eral occurs at Washington. It was also de
cided to invite Rev. J. L. Pitner to deliver
the address, and to request Department
Commander Thomas to appoint a delega
tion from the different posts throughout the
state. The following committees were ap
' Col. Sessions, Plummer post; Maj. B. K.
Henderson, Rawlins post; J. W. George,
Chase post; J. L. Torbett, Washburn post;
Capt. Babb, Morgan post; Verdine Truesdale,
Butler .post; J. P. Kea, at large. ; -' '.'■' :■::■
On Resolutions— lt. R. Henderson, James
Ege, DanifeFish, L. A. Grant, M. H. Sessions,
Robert Stratton. B**9t
The committee on arrangements meets
this evening at the office of J. P. Rea.
Her Only Legacy.
New Tonic, Dec. 28.— The publishers of
Gen. Logan's' book, , '"The Great Con
spiracy," received a letter to-day from W.
B. Taylor, the private and confidential sec
retary of Gen. Logan, in which he says
that the receipts from the sale of that book
will be about the only legacy left to Mrs.
Logan, and suggesting that if this fact
could be made known to the public "the
patriotic impulses of a grateful people
might, through this channel, place her be
yond want. Knowing Mrs. Logan's cir
cumstances as well as I do, adds the secre
tary, 1 beg of you to take immediate steps
to place this matter before the public."
The Loyal Lesion.
Washington, Dec. 28.— Among the
hundreds of messages of condolence sent
Mrs. Logan is the following:
Washington. Dec. 27.— Mrs. John A.
Logan— Dear Madam: The Military Order of
the Loyal Legion of the United States desires
me to express to you its sincere sympathy and
condolence in this hour of your great trouble.
In the death of your illustrious husband the
Loyal Legion has lost one of . . its most dis
tinguished soldiers and a hiphly esteemed
companion. P. H. Sheridan,
Commander-in-Chief M. O. L. L. U. S.
Rusk Can't Go.
Special to the Globe. - -- A '
Madison, Wis., Dec. 2S.— Gov. Rusk
has been invited to act as a pall-bearer at
the funeral of his old commander, Gen.
Logan, at Washington next Friday, but
has telegraphed his inability to be present,
owing to the inauguration ceremonies of
state officers next Monday. He will at
tend, however, if the final services are held
at Chicago, ' .■ " :
Floral Tributes.
Baltimore, Dec. 28.— A committee of
the Logan Inviucibles of this city has had
prepared a floral tribute for Senator
Logan's funeral. It is a representation of
Logan's army corps badge, and is about
five feet high, made of rare flowers. The
Young Men's Republican club has also pro
cured a floral tribute for the occasion. Wil
son post G. A. R. has sent a dispatch of
condolence to Mrs. Logan.
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Preferred Hanging.
New York, Dec. 28.— Putnam, Conn.,
special says: Augustus Piehet, a wood
chopper, aged 60 years, was found sus
pended to a tree in the Quinnebury forest
about seven miles north of Putnam, Sunday
by two hunters.- It is supposed he hanged
himself while demented. Three months
ago, while officers were at his house to take -
him into custody on account of his strange
actions arising from habitual drunkenness,
a member of the family, speaking in
French, said to him:
They are going to take you to the mad
house; run for the woods. .
Upon hearing this he broke for the door
and ran, chased by the officers, who failed
to overtake the.woodchopper. He has not
been' seen since, and it is supposed he
hanged himself soon after his escape. Por
tions of the body had fallen to the ground,
and his fingers were fleshless. He leaves a
large family. V
The Foster Assignment.
New York, Dec. 28.— The schedules in
the assignment of E. M. Foster & Co., up
holsterers, show liabilities of $982,009; con
tingent $88,964; nominal assets, $974,126.
and actual assets, $822,356. The assignee
states that the difference is due to bad debts
and depreciation of the value of the stock.
New York, Dec. 28.— Henry Dugro.
the grand sachem of Tammany hall, has
resigned. -~ County Clerk ■ James . A. Flack
Jias been elected to succeed him.
A Winona Girl Ends Her Career With the
Extract of This Treacherous
■y/^ ; ; Herb. ;■■/'. -*££ ■;'-';■
Three Men Killed and Others Injured
P by a Boiler Explosion in an
Iowa : Mine. "'. •
Marshal Maratta, of Dakota, Con
firms the Report That He
Will Resign.
The Prohibitionists Select '.'. Hugh
Price to Succeed His Father in
Special to the Globe. :
Winona, Dec. 28.— servant girl
named Tina Webber, employed in the fam
ily of Mr. John Kendall, was found dead in
bed this morning. A bottle of the oil of
tausy lay on a table near by. and was un
doubtedly the cause of the girl's death. This
seems to be only another case of ; having
"loved not wisely but too well." The oil
of tansy was purchased at the drug store of
John Yon Rohe on Thursday of, last . week,
and was probably taken on account of its
well known medical use. About a tea
spoonful of the fluid had been taken from
the bottle. The girl last ; evening . had left
everything ready to begin " her washing
early this morning, and this, with other
circumstances, point to the fact -that she
had no intention of committing suicide, and
had taken an overdose. Mr. Kendall, at
whose house the girl boarded, was seen this
afternoon. He stated that about 8 o'clock
this morning the servant girl, not < having
made her appearance, some one went to
her room and found her lying upon the bed
dead. Suspecting from the oil of. tansy
upon the table what the tronble was, Mr.
Kendall began inquiring into \ the . matter,
and learned from the deadgirll'S sister that
she had been keeping company lof late with
named William Fullerton, janitor at the
Young Men's club in this city. Hunting
him out Mr. Kendall took him up to his
house, and telling him Tina Webber wished
to see him led Fullerton to thie girl's room,
and uncovering a . sheet thati hid the girl's
face, said: "Look at your victim." ■It is
said Fullerton was somewhat confused, but
denied having ever had improper relations
with the girl. Mr. ;:Fullcrtc»n was called
upon this afternoon. He saiys he came to
Winona about the Ist of October : and did
not meet Tina Webber until about the Ist
of November, and that any stories set afloat
about his ever having had •criminal rela
tions with the girl are false in | every partic
ular. He had occasionally catted upon her
and the girl had told him . of - another young
man who was waiting on her with whom
she often made appointments.' He could
never find out who : the fellow was. He
said he had no idea Tina was mi trouble.
Although he had noticed of i late that she
was somewhat despondent at times. Ful
lerton feels very much affected at his name
being connected with this matter. No in
quest w..s '■ held over the remains. They
will be taken to Sparta, whore the girl's
home is said to be. ; .
Fatal Explosion* ii :;
Dcs Moines, la., Dec. '28.— A boiler in
the Armstrong mine at Angus exploded this
afternoon, killing three men and wounding
two others. The dead are:
SOL PIPER, fireman, scalded and mangled.
JOHN BLYTHE, pit boss, head blown off.
CHARLES CARSON, workman, blown to
The Iniured are: /vV .';;=; j ;'S "-;h:.' i■■ ■■
TED RICHARDS, workman, who will die.
O. B. ARMSTRONG, engineer, slightly in
jured, will recover. ■ -.* /'.--'•• £.'
£ The boiler head was blown through a coal
car and a distance of a quarter of a mile
beyond. No cause for the accident is as
signed. ■/.'
maratta Will Resign.
Special to the Globe. : r; * •'•
Fakgo, Dak., Dec. 28-— ln an interview
to-day United States Marshal Maratta con
firms the- report given in the Globe's
Washington dispatches that he will soon re
sign his office, which he has held but a few
months. He declines to say when the
resignation will take effect or give ! the
reason. It is understood that he is disap
pointed in the revenue derived from his
position, as it is very moderate of late.
Prohibition Nominees.
Special to the Globe. •■. ,-rj v^vi;-'^'i-
Eau Claike, Wis., Dec. 28.— Pro
hibition congressional convention met this
afternoon with nil the counties, represented
except Burnett, Buffalo and ' Polk. -It
opened with prayer by Rev. W. W. Hurd,
of Pierce. Dr. Charles Alexander, of .Eau
Claire, was chairman, and William Earl, of
Washburn, secretary. .T. Richmond,
chairman of the state central committee,
made an appeal for funds for the campaign,
and $100 was raised." The resolutions
adopted deplored the loss ;of Mr. Price as
that of a fearless champion of prohibition
and a valuable servant of the state and na
tion, and declare the fight will continue till
every legalized saloon is driven from Amer
ica. The name of Hugh Price, of Black
River Falls, sou of the . deceased Congress
man Price, was suggested for j the short
term by H. D. Dexter, of Jackson, and
Price was nominated on I the first ballot.
Some doubt was expressed ' whether he is
a Prohibitionist, but Richmond, addressed
the convention in Price's favor on the
ground of unadjusted pension claims left in
his hands by his father. Four names were
presented for the term beginning March 4,
Hugh Price, Dr. Hogboom, 1 of Eau Claire,
Dr. Johnson, of Hudson," and Peter Truax,
of Eau Claire. Truax was nominated on
the first ballot. He is an old resident, aged
58, a successful farmer, ; logger ; and pine
land dealer of some wealth, and has long
been a strong Prohibitionist; . y
Thorp's Chances.
Special to the Globe. -.
Eau Claike, Wis., Dec. 28.— The re
sults of the Republican caucuses . in this
city to-night and the towns heard from
seem to indicate that J. G. Thorp will have
the largest number of delegates, in the
county convention Saturday, . with Griffin,
Shaw and Bradford each ■ showing consid
erable strength. : '
The Wiunebagoes.
Special to the Globe. ; .':. ./. . . -.'.•'<;,
Washington, Dec. 28.— The Wisconsin
"Winnebagoes will be | paid in a few days.
The complaints of their starving condition
are believed to be rumors started by design
ing men, who prey on these Indians and
steal their annuities from / them. ' There is
no special agent in ' Wisconsin or anywhere
near there who is under ; sufficiently ' large
bond to be allowed, under the regulations of
the Indian office, to go and pay the Winne
bago annuities, which amount; to about
56,000. Special Agent. Robinson, .no win
the Indian territory, has been telegraphed
to go at once to Wisconsin to pay the Win
nebagoes. ../:-.*. : " -
A Blaze at Madison.
Special to the Globe. • . '.--■
Madison, Wis., Dec. 28.— A blaze early
this morning destroyed the ice houses and
refrigerator belonging to Gaill ■-■ & Jaggett
The refrigerator was occupied by E. T.
Davis & Co., commission merchants. The
total loss on buildings is about 510. 000.' The
insurance is divided as follows: Fire Asso
ciation of Philadelphia, I $1,200; Hekla, of
Madison, : $1,000; American, ot Philadel
phia, 8500; Niagara, of New York, 81,500;
German, of Freeport, $750. :; Davis & Co. 's
loss on stock is 81,600; insured for 81,000
KO. 36 3
in the American, of ; New York. The fir*
is supposed to have been incendiary. ;
Horrible Experience of the Victim*
of an F.ngine Explosion. : .'/.■'■
Special to the Globe.
Port Arthur, Ont, Dec. 28.— A very
sad accident x occurred • on - Conductor
Deamois' up-freight special, on the eastern
division of the Canadian Pacific railroad,
last night about two miles east of Nipegon.
A carpenter named Adam Gordon, from
Port Arthur, who' was just returning from
Schrieber to visit his sick wife, who is lying
low with lung fever, was riding in engine
269, « together - with = a brakeman named
Frederick, Fireman Harry Brunell and En
gineer Ramsay, • when the crown ' sheet
burst. The frightful rush of steam blew the
three first named men out of the engine over
the tender on to the track, where they,
had to lie for some :< time in the cold, • the
thermometer standing 40° below zero.
They were all terribly - scalded and frozen.
Gordon only lived some two hours after the
accident having had his back broken. • The
fireman had one leg broken and was badly
frozen about the face, hands and feet. The
brakeman was badly scalded and smashed
about the face, but is able to walk. The
fireman' and brakeman were both taken to a
hospital on their arrival here at 1:05 o'clock,
and Gordon's remains were met by his
friends and prepared for burial. The en
gineer escaped injury.
Jamestown's College.
Special to the Globe.
. Jamestown. Dak., Dec. Word has
been received here from Rev. N. D. Fan
ning, of this city, who - is traveling in the
interest of Jamestown college, that Mrs.
Lloyd, of Pittsburg, Pa., mother of Hon.
D. McK. Lloyd, has given $5,000 for the
institution. This, with other money al
ready subscribed, insures the erection of
fine college buildings in the early spring.
The winter term commences Jan. 4. The
classes are increasing in the temporary
quarters in the north side school house.
The building is already overcrowded.
Akin Retains the Certificate.
Special to the Globe. ',''-. : V .'> : •
Hastings, Dec. 28.— The evidence in the
Akin-Truax contest for thesenatorship was
closed to-day. It had been adjourned from
time to time by Truax in the hope of find
ing evidence that would overcome the
majority that Akin has. Truax hopes to
gain a point because of his Republicanism
in a Republican senate, but men who have
had experience in such matters believe that
it would be too barefaced to be tolerated.
Akin has the certificate and will retain his
seat unless the will of the people be ignored.
For Washburn First*
Special to the Globe.
Anoka, Mi*n., Dec. 28. — The principal
topic of conversation here is the office of
secretary of the senate, for which Oscar L.
Cutter, of this city, is a candidate, with no
small show of success. Mr. Cutter has
been mayor of our city and held '. other
places ot trust in the administration of
local affairs, and is in every way qualified
for the position. For senator our legis
lators favor Mr. Washburn as first choice
and Mr. Davis second.
Residence Burned..
Special to the Globe. ;.' ' '
Wadena, Minn., Dec. 28.— At a late
hour Sunday night fire was discovered in
the residence occupied by Joseph Fuller ,
• and in a brief space ot time the entire
structure was a mass of ruins. All the con
tents were saved. The building was owned
by Charles Betcherand was valued at $500.
Insurance $350. Owing to the severity of
the weather very little effort to save the
building was made. : ■:-■
Bishop marty at Yankton.
Special to the Globe. - ; V ,:
Yankton, Dak., Dec. 28.— Bishop
Marty has returned to this city after an ab
sence of more than three months , in. the
: northern part of the territory. A'delega
tion from Pierre visited him and urged him
to make Pierre his headquarters. -in return
for which the people of Pierre agree to
furnish the land upon which to furnish the
necessary buildings for the bishop's accom
Going to Yankton.
Special to the Globe.
Yankton, Dak., Dec. 28.— The Illinois
Central railroad has recently had its en
gineers looking over the ground between
Yankton and Sioux City, with a view to ex
tending their line westward. It now ap
pears that at least three trunk lines of rail
way will cross the Missouri river at this
point over the bridge, the privilege of build
ing which congress has just granted.
A Republican Gets It.
Special to the Glorje.
Red Wing, Dec. 28.— Among the ap
pointment of postmasters of the fourth
class, announced in this morning's Globe,
is that of Carl N. Lien, to be postmaster at
Wangs, Warsaw township, this county.
Mr. Lien is a strong Republican. He was
a candidate for the Republican nomination
for county auditor at the last county con
vention, and has held several offices ob
tained through Republicans.
Held to Answer.
Mason City, la., Dec. 28.— W. H.
Holt, who was discharged from the postal
service on the Central last summer for in
dulging in intoxicating drinks, was arrested
Monday at Albia by Deputy United States
Marshal Duncan for piliering registered
packages. He waived examination and
was held under $700 bonds. Holt is well
known here.
Dangerously 111.
Special to the Gkjfce.
Dodge Cent Dec. 18.— John
Stilton, a pioneer of 1850, is dangerously ill
with pneumonia.
*» .
Gets Her Decree.
New York, Dec. 28. — Judge Reynolds,
of the Brooklyn city court, to-day rendered
his decision in the suit of Mrs. Louisa C.
Staunton against her husband Rev. Ben
jamin Staunton for separation. . The judge
said there was no real difficulty in arriving
at the facts of the case. The plaintiff
relied mainly on her own testimony to
establish the acts of cruelty alleged. The
judge said that brutal husbands will not
beat their wives in the presence of wit
nesses. The assault of February 1886 is
corroborated by the evidence of neighbors
who heard her outcries and her brother to
whom she fled for refuge. The only . , "wit
nesses who < impeached the veracity of the
plaintiff were those who sympathized with
and aided the defendant. The judge ex
pressed himself as | clearly of the opinion
that the charge of cruelty and inhuman con
duct was made out, and that the plaintiff
was entitled to a judgment of separation.
— »
American Naturalists.
- Philadelphia, Dec. 28.— The Ameri
can Society of Naturalists began its fifth
annual meeting here this morning. A pa
per was read by the president G. K. Gil
bert, of the United States coast survey. It
was devoted to the consideration of the
methods for finding the equations for deter
mining rain and thunder storms, etc. Prof. .
El B. Wilson, professor of biology at Bryn
Mawr, addressed the society upon the sub
ject of "Moulds and their Relations to Bac
teria." At the afternoon session Dr. A.
C. Oliver read a paper on "Color Blind
ness," and Prof. Hiatt read another on the
method of instructing large classes with
specimens. "^7"- '"" '_''■■'
'_ The Cholera. •
:\ Buenos Ayres, Dec. 28.— 1t is expected
that the cholera epidemic at Mendosa will
yield to the strict quarantine regulations
adopted there. The' municipality of Buenos
Avres has voted §5,000 for the relief of the >
cholera j sufferers, j -Many families have ar
j rived here from that point -W£s&BßL\

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