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THE POPE'S JUBILEE.
A Splendid Article cabled from Europe, telling of tie preparations for this great event, will be pub lished iv the GLOBE to-morrow morning". Also an elaborate history of the growth of the Catholic church in the Northwest. PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED. VOL. IX. LIHD'S DjSTRICT. The People of the Second Min nesota Beginning to Talk Politics. __.nd a Hard Man to Under stand by Either of the Parties. ____ Jugglery With the Tariff Both Perplexing and Amusing. The Governorship Merriam and His Friends Misunder stand the Situation. How the Wily William Made Himself Solid With the Grangers. Dissension in the Party— Me- Gill May Be Nominated Again. Special to the Globe. Mankato, Minn., Dec. SO.— The most casual observer of politics in the Second j congressional district of Minnesota can- | not but reach the conclusion that John , Lind has become a fearful and mon strous bugaboo to both of the political j parties. His ability as a politician, his hold upon the people, have been magni fied in extent until the obscure country lawyer through no particular effort of his own, has grown to the proportions of a mammoth. Make the inquiry of any Republican in the district, "In what lies Mr. Lind's remarkable strength?" He will almost invariably say, "He is a Norwegian." Ask a Democrat the same question and his answer will be, "The district is overwhelmingly Repub lican." Both replies are more oi less false. Neither of them account for Lind's nomination, election nor major ity. If you choose to Define a Phenomenon as the result of an unexpected series of occurrences, then Lind is one. When Jim Wakefield retired the people said. •'Adieu, Mediocrity!'' .lust as truth fully they might have exclaimed on Lind's appearance, "Oh, thou Acci dent!" The blind, stumbling, ______ less Goddess of Chance made Lind an M. C. Incidentally she had assistance from McGill, Fletcher and Bobleter. If O. W. Smith, of Worthington, and the delegates associated with him. had had more spunk than craven fear, Lind could never have been nominated. Had O. B. Turrell carried Redwood county, Lind could not have been nominated. Has the late M. D. Cot-ester not been sed as a dupe for certain Republican in triguers, Lind could not have been nom inated. These points are cited to dem onstrate that it yas not sagacity on the part of Lind that nominated him, but a lack of • Concentrated Opposition (his good fortune) at the moment when he needed most to lie fought. When he entered the' campaign for election, he found his opposition just as weak as be had in the convention. Tiie Democrats lacked money, newspapers and a strong candidate. They formed with the Farmers' alliance, (another bugaboo), and nominated a good-natured cattle breeder, whose sole interest in the cam paign was not above the advertisement of his cows. Lind received 10.000 ma jority, not for his own popularity, but because disaffected and disgusted Re publicans with the Wakefield regime, found no one to support but him. The "overwhelming" Republicanism of the district is due in more ways than one to lack of Democratic organization and candidates, not to particular strength in Republican nominees. If not so, how can the anomaly exist of a free trade district sending a high protectionist like Li ml to congiess? Lind's .Jugglery With the Tariff plank of the platform on which he was elected should be well remembered. It was so cunningly worded with his own pen that it meant nothing but protec tion, and yet apparently sought revenue reform. Throughout his campaign, Lind avoided any comprising reference to the tariff. Any question from the public press as to how he stood on the tariff was met with some such reply as this: "I am in favor of a careful and judi cious revision of the tariff, such as will not only protect the dignity of Ameri can labor but preserve to our infant in dustries that modicum of protection Which will be reasonably compatible with their greatest prosperity." This is the style of slush offered in Republican platforms to the people for ten years past and which Lind has care fully committed to memory. A direct Free Trade Issue made against him in the district would go a long way toward defeating him, Let it be understood that the district is not Norwegian, nor that any man could be elected in it solely on his nationality. The pivotal counties of the district are Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Lac gui Parle, L* Sueur, Lyon, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca and Yellow Medicine. Of the congressional vote they cast nearly two thirds— 21,000 odd votes— which not 2,500 are Scandinavian. The other ten counties, casting some ll.OtKi votes, are said to have, on a careful estimate, 1,500 Scandinavian votes, making a total in the district of about . _,<_*(_ Clearly his own countrymen did not elect Mr. Lind. It was as has been written -for tunate circumstances and .•tile Democratic Opposition tbat bent Mr. Lind to Wa-inngton. German, l_l-li and American votes made him a congiv_o_..:::. not for ids super-ability, but ' y b«* jack oi _ Letter man. It is almost _-._!._ i'--,f Tom Bow en, of STetpy "■■■••- v. '.)':<.■ op pom-nt next y«'_r. »»«♦_ isa guarantee at least of a lively «_•»} „t:n«.- Pcves, John IT; AV'r-% w_ -_a*n._K. an-: Grt*ea. ot Le Sueur, h'srve : "-! r. &l__„i i'le.only Democratic w'.loi. hi; t:e- „*____>■ for years. .They hare fought against bad odds with good spirit. Now that one of them proposes to enter the field himself wu_// r substantial encouragement ought to be extended to him. Lind will.be in the field again with . money and a "score of papers to sound bis praises. He. can be beaten if his opponent receives the same equipment. Mr. Lind will shrink to the proportions of a mole-hill the first time a : well-organized fight is . made against him. • - - As to tbe Governorship, well, defined opposition to W. R. Mer riam's Candida may be found - here as well as in other parts of the state. The disposition to renominate McGill is gaining strength. No better analysis of the situation is to be found than in the interview with a radical Republican given here wtth: "I maintain that the rule in society wlii h holds that there are many dis agreeable things which you are bound to take down, and to do so with a smil ing face, applies to politics as well. A case in point is the renomination next year of Gov. McGill. We don't like to do it, but i recedent demands that he be made no exception to the rule. Party expediency insists that, unless he with draw from the race of his own accord, no more schisms be created by the de feat of his aspirations. Merriam and His Friends (many of them deserters from McGill) do not recognize the situation. Cher ishing for more than a year past the be lief that the times and necessities of the state demand him for governor, Mr. Merriam has been zealously preparing himself for the elevation. Some un known Cassias has been filling the ears of this banker-Brutus with deceitful tales of the hungry cry of the people for his candidacy^ Mr. Merriam believes just as confidently as he did when he ran for mayor of St. Paul, that the office, backed by public opinion, is seek ing him. He never was more mistaken in his life, and defeat cer ainly awaits him in the convention unless— unless, I say— money proves all-powerful. If I mistake not the , Sentiment A moiig Republicans of the country (not the city) is against the selection EOT governor of any man of Mr. Merriam's political stamp. He will not recognize this until he has fallen "sick of self-love and tastes with a dis tempered appetite.*' He has made very careful plans for his canvass. I know that wherever there is a country news paper that has needed help, Mr. Mer riam has kindly assisted it. In this way he secures the certainty of advertise ment and press backing. He gave the Farmers' alliance, last winter, a check for ISO. and that has been heralded abroad. He banqueted the grangers of the house at his own home, let them dance jigs on his parlor and drink liquor from his sideboard. He gave them to understand that he paid out of his own pocket the salaries of a number of extra Clerks and Messengers for the service of the house. "Who so firm that cannot be seduced?',' The country members of the legislature fell into the trap that he had set for them. They bit at his golden bait, and ad journed to sound his praises. He se cured by the money he scattered around them at least seventy-five campaigners out of the legislature. He captured the anti-monopolistic Donnelly without sweating a hair, and the profound author of "Atlantis" arose and pro nounced him a 'scholar.'" During the summer Mr. Merriam took charge of the state fair. It is said as well, in more than one section of the state, that \V. W. Piatt's resignation of the state fair presidency was forced by Donnelly and Mr. Merriam to give the latter the op portunity to still further allure the rural vote. It is the farmer whom Mr. Merriam is after. He recognizes that it was The ranger Who nearly defeated McGill last year, and be is courting that fickle individual with shrewd business sagacity. "There have been many great men that have Battered the people, who ne'er loved them." The quotation applies aptly to Mr. Merriam. He is a moneyed aristo crat. By birth, training and education be has no more sympathy with the farm ers than be would have with a street gamin. The county Republicans feel that his nomination would mean the certain defeat of the party. His system of politics is measured, like his busi ness, by dollars. He understands the value of flattery, of policy and money. But on the public questions of the day he is at sea. I have known him since he was a boy and I'll take my oath that Mr. Merriam doesn't know the differ ence between free trade and bean soup. We can trust Met' ill for a second nomi nation. Bis worst fault has been the selection of bad advisors. His friends (?) have hurt him and the party more than he has himself, Still, Mr. Met Mil would not by running again create the Dissension Within the Party that Merriam would, if nominated. Here in the Second district we look on Merriam as we did at Gilman— a dose and personal friend of the railroads. His sympathies are with .the railroad-, his personal friends own them, his money is in their stocks and their money in his bank. He is a man who goes in for the dollars and cents and nothing else. Would he give up any interest be had in the railroads for a hundred thou sand fanners? What kind of a railroad commission would he choose. One favorable to the immense wealth he has invested, or one in sympathy with the farmers? 1 feel, and so do hundreds of other Republicans in the state, that we cannot afford to risk a campaign with ' Mr. Merriam. The party has got to | begin making, and to avoid per ; Bona] campaigns. • By He-Nominating; Mot-ill j We will tide over an ugly crisis until ) 1830. We may add prohibition to the ! platform and maybe not. That remains [to be seen. Mr. Merriam . will make a | hard fight, 1 believe, and if he wins I | am ready to desert the party. Not be cause I think him personally unfit (for he is not as far as character gee*), but because he - will introduce into the j party a new element (money .politics) | that cannot fail to disrupt it. I have ! analyzed as best lean Mr. Merriam's potftical character. _.It- somewhat - re j sembles that of the famous New Yorker, ' who never heard of a new voter ripe for ' capture without asking. "What will he «-!>sr**** A courtier of the. most pro ; trounced type, an aristo_rat Of wealth, , and a '"good fellow" in a weak sense of i the term, be has set out to capture the i governorship with these qualifications. j In this section of the state we don't want him." * - :.-'^''r SAINT P___TJ__; : i MINN., SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 31, 1887.— TWELVE PAGES. IT WAS AJLIZZARO. I The Storm of Wind and Snow That Swept the North west Yesterday. ■ ■ • , Reports in St. Paul of a Gen eral Blockade Along: the Railway Lines. Freight Trains Are Generally Abandoned and Passen ger Trains Delayed. A Train Stuck at Graeeville— Another in a Bank at Manchester. It began to snow in St. Paul eaily yesterday forenoon, and before 12 o'clock the most blizzard-like s orm of the winter was blowing over the city. The bitter cold of the two preceding days had relented some or life on the streets would have been almost unendu rable. And as the day wore on. while the storm raged with an increasing fury, it grew warmer, so that the effects were not severe on those who had to be out of doors. It snowed until well along into the night. Street cars were inter fered with to some extent, and consid erable effort was necessary to get the cars through on time. The snow was light and dry and drift ed as it came, cleaning the sidewalks in some places and choking them at others. Few people were out of doors, except those that business called out, and they attended strictly to business until shelter was reached. It was a hard day for drivers of carriages or street cars, and the policemen on their beats had an uncomfortable time of it. At evening it was warm, and the places of amusement did not suffer se riously. . AT THE SIGNAL OFFICE. "We shall have more snow to-mor row," said Lieut. Woodruff to a Globe reporter last evening. "In the after noon there will be a considerable drop in the temperature, and on New Year's morning the thermometer will register about 10 or 12 deg. below. The storm is quite general, extending from a point 300 miles north of the Montana line as far south as Texas. In St. Louis and Little Rock it is raining this , evening, but it will be snow morning. The wind has been strong in Wisconsin. lowa. Nebraska and Dakota, and will drift the snow not a little, causing some delay on the railroads. There is a forty-mile wind tt Milwaukee this evening, anil one blowing at the rate of thirty miles ncr hour at Chicairo. showing that there is a pretty severe storm on the lakes this evening. At 10 o'clock this evening it was 4° above at Bismarck, ('- above at Fort Sully, zero at Ports Buford and Tot-ten, 8° below at Helen .and 13? below at __ln_k*dOSa. This is __° below the normal at Helena and extremely cold for that locality. We may expect to have some steady cold weather for the next few weeks." RAILROADS SNOWED IN. Lines Centering in St. Paul Se verely Affected by Yesterday's Blizzard. All the rood- running east and west from St. Paul encountered more or less inconvenience and trouble from yester day's storm. The Northern Pacific first encountered it out in the Missouri divi sion. It was not so furious or serious there as it. was all through Dakota, where a furious wind was drifting the snow in all directions. The officers of the road declare that the storm is by far. the worst of the season. Soon after noon all freight trains on the road were laid up and all the attention of the op erating department was directed to working the passenger trains through as far and as fast as possible. Of course,' all the trains are running slowly and are behind time. ";..'. The storm extended over the. Omaha, road from Sioux City to the eastern end, nearly to Chicago. It was the worst, as . all storms are, on that road along In the vicinity of Mankato, St. James and orthington. where it was reported to be drifting badly, with every prospect of preventing trains from getting through. On the eastern end the storm was not quite so bad, as the storm seems to have extended from the west to the east. The St. Paul & Duluth road was affected in the same way. the wind blowing furiously and the snow drifting badly. The Chicago, St. Paul & Kansas City escaped the worst of the storm, as that road runs south from St. Paul. The Milwaukee A St. Paul was affected about the same as the Omaha was. but suffered rather more on its Dakota branches. The Manitoba was touched about the same as the Northern Pacific. Up to 4 o'clock the freight trains on this road had not been laid up. but all trains in Dakota were having a good deal of difficulty in working along against the drifting" snow. THROUGH THE NORTH WEST. Trains Having Very Hard Wheel ing Every where, r £.£:■*'£■'' a rumors snow _______ _l .rial to the Globe. Watektowx, Dak.. Dec. 30.— The very cold weather of the past few days has been succeeded by a furious snow storm, which has been raging all day and is stiHat it. The only tram reach i ing this point to-day was the local from ; Brookings. The train from the west on j the Chicago & Northwestern road is j side-tracked at Clarke, while the train from the east on the same road came as far as Gary and was compelled to re j trace her steps. All trains on the Bur- I lington, Cedar Rapids & Northern have - been abandoned. The Manitoba also abandoned all trains. The Minneapolis & St. Louis came through to-night on time. :>-..''*_-■_.'■ *'Vo'.v '/: TRADE paralyzed. Special to the Globe. Xeillsvillk, Wis., Dec. * 30.— A tremendous blizzard put in an appear ance in this locality at 8 o'clock this afternoon, with a h avy wind blowing from the southeast. The eight 'inches of snow which has fallen is drifting in the most remarkable manner, and old inhabitants pronounce It the -. worst snow storm which has occurred ;in years. The cold for the past several days has been intense, and trade is par alyzed for the time being. Trains are delayed more or less. . . ;- .--;./ . COLO IX MA INK. " r " Farmixotox, Me., Dec. 30.—Ten inches of- snow -fell here yesterday. The mercury to-night is I_° belowzero and still falling. -'?*■*'_""* :'; ■ l; . ■*. '• - r ; : ALL TIL». INS __*_____-_-_. .'.:"'. Special '.J _U_ Globe. _" . !■ :~ r. ..- LTtiTn-', Dak.. Dec. SO.— snow storm has ' prevailed here since midnight. Railroad traffic is badly interrupted, all freight trains being suspended. -The east train, due here at noon,' is stuck in the snow near Manchester, with the snow plow off the track. A train ' was sent from here to __in_ iv the mail aud . . . •-' ; I"j passengers. The south train was five hours late, and others more or less .-de layed. It is still snowing and the wind in the southeast. : , ■' !■-. 1 '* :.:*' .;~ ,TKAI*.B ATI. BEHIND. -+„;*_ ; Fabgo, Dec. SO.— The 30° below yes- . terdav lias moderated so that snow is falling freely to-night. The Pacific passenger, from the west, came in at 8 o'clock, twelve hours late, and reports a bad storm and drifts west of James town. -No train has come in on the Fargo Southern for two days. They are reported ■ stuck at i.raceville. Trains from the east on the Northern Pacific and Manitoba are little delayed. . WOItST OP THE wixtek. Special to the Globe. Fakibault, Minn., Dec. 30.— A blind ing storm commenced here about 11 o'clock to-day. A strong wind is blow ing from the southeast, the thermome ter 10 above, and it grows rougher as the night approaches. The snow is re ported as drifting badly on the prairies. It is the worst storm of this winter. . ____>____.-__*_. Special to the Globe. > - : --j?* Bismarck, Dec. 30.— Bismarck ex perienced the heaviest fall of snow of the season, which commenced falling early in the morning. To-day's passen ger and mail trains are blockaded, and all freight trains on this division aban doned. The snow ceased falling to night and the weather is greatly mod erated. . HEAVIEST SINCE 1809. Machias, Me., Dec. 30.— The gale of Wednesday night last is said, by ex perienced seamen, to have been the heaviest experienced in this section since 18fiX At Jouesport a large num her of vessels were driven ashore and four were stranded. Houses were dam aged and barns unroofed in several shore towns. :, BOADS ALL BLOCKADED. Special to the Globe. Jordan, Minn.. Dee. 30.— A snow storm blew up from the northeast this morning, and kept it up throughout the day. The roads are all drifted full and travel is stopped. If the storm con tinues long, trains will not run for sev eral days. . . PLENTY OF SNOW. Special to the Globe .-;■-_-_-; Black River Falls, Wis.. Dec. 30. . A terrible snow storm is prevailing here this afternoon. Most of the time the wind blows a gale, drifting the snow badly. It is growing colder. TRAIN'S DELAYED. Special to the Globe. Mason City. 10.. Dec. 30.— A phe nomenal southeast blizzard has been raging here throughout the entire da. . The temperature is moderate. Train are badly delayed. A' SEVERE BLIZZARD. Milwai'kkk, Dee. 30.— A severe bliz zard set in this afternoon and to-night there has been- a heavy fall of snow j which a howling gale" has heaped in j great drifts. Freight trains have been i suspended on most of the roads center- , ing here, and effort- are being made to keep the lines open for passenger and mail trains There are bad drifts along the Lake Shore »£ Western and Mil waukee and Northern, but up to last he- j counts no serious blockades had re- i sulted. fifteen IMIIKS ok S.MIIV. Sped-] to the Globe. •_•••; DrurqiiK. Dec. 30.— Another snow storm to-day made a depth of lifl.'e-t j inches on a level. J' was accompanied j by a high wind, impeding travel on : 'I • lines of railroads" trains had resumed j their regular schedule up to noon to day, but to-night they are all knocked ! out from live to ten hours behind time. FREIGHT TRAINS SUSPENDED. Special to the Globe. . Winona. Dec. 30.— The snow storm struck Winona shortly before noon to day, accompanied by a high wind, and by I. o'clock a regular blizzard was rag ing. which has continued all the after- j noon. The fall of snow has been quite i heavy, and it has drifted badly. The show, however, did not interfere seri-, ; ously with the passenger train- coming into this city. On the Winona A st. Peter railway the afternoon passenger train from the west was an hour late, and the Milwaukee __ St. Paid forty minutes late. All night freights on the St. Peter | road were-suspended. I -. -'. ■ WIND BLOW-NO A (..U.K. Special to the Globe. ' -_• ' Hastings, Dec. 30.— A blizzard took j place here this afternoon. the wind blowy ing a gale from the east and the snow badly drifting. The trains on th*;. Hastings & Dakota were abandoned in 'consequence. _v '.* . ; •!"" 'FROZEN stiff. *_>-'. ' "Chicago, Dec. John F. Fullen, a ; mechanic, attempted to walk out fron) i the city to his home in Lake View last night during the blizzard. He was frozen stiff. To-night owing to the huge snowdrifts and the cold, all train', into the city were behind time, some as much as four hours. j"' CHEATED A PANIC, Which Resulted in the Death of I r ■■- -•-;.- ., Two or Three Children. \ • CHICAGO, Dec. 30.— A horrible panic occurred to-night among a crowd of little children attending the annual i holiday celebration of the Ha\ market mission in Seaman's hall, comer of Lake and Desplaines streets. The mis sion is conducted by the First Congre- j gational church through a superintend ent. Richard 1). Lay. The location is j just : half a block from the scene of the j anarchist -bomb throwing, and most j of the . half hundred children pres ent were drawn from the squalid j tenements in the neighborhood. The little ones were passing up and down stairs, when a shivering youngster, at tempting to poke % fire in the hall. overturned the . stove. Supt. Lay thoughtlessly yelled "Fire, fire," and a wild rush by the children followed. They were met by others coming in', > and all were wedged in the narrow j stairway. Scarcely any escaped without ' being crushed -or trampled upon, but so far as known there is only one fatality.' Brail Wey. aged nine. cannot live. Two sisters. Lillie and Louise Lemker, rated j ten and eleven, are very seriously hurt i and the eldest may die. A boy named i William Sanders is the only one. else j heard to have been seriously injured. ■ The superintendent was at once placed I under arrest. f,z .; ; ' • -as- Confessed the Crime. I Montgomery, Ala., Dec. :_(.— A.' special to the Advertiser from Somer ville. Morgan county, reports the hang ing there to-day of George Edmuudson. He murdered his wife last year and had ■ it given' out that she was bitten by a I moccasin, snake at the spring. Her j body was , disinterred after burial and ' found to ; be. horribly mutilated, His, | little daughter had seen the murder ! committed. The crime was aggravated j by the fact that the wife was crazy, and ! Edmundson killed her to get her out of ] the way so that he could marry a girl in' I the neighborhood who was his mistress. He narrowly escaped lynching, but was" finally. convicted and banged in; dud course of law. He confessed the crime. .--__ r ____» ' ■-->- ,•:. ■<';J " A Manhattan Reception.' .;."*■_ S New York, Dec. 30.— Manhattan" club gave a reception to-night to the. candidates/for state and city ofric.s'at the last election, whether successful or not. -- 'i here was a large assemblage, of the fl.lH.f_l and -much exuberance,- but no set speeches. A collation and music were among* the attractions, of there union. Gov. Hill was present, anddef ters of regret were received from Presi dent; Cleveland, Speaker Carlisle and others. ,- • BILLINGS_A|VIL_AIN. Young' Kingsley's Murderer ; Shown to Be Without Heart or Conscience. The Answer to the Decoy Let ter Gives Kingsley a Good- Character. A Letter m Billings' Pocket Shows Him to Be a Deep- Dyed Scoundrel. The Shane Girl Hints That She Could Tell a Terri ble Story. Special to the Globe. :J i"; Waveki-Y, 10., Dec. 30.— Dr. Byers was recalled this morning in the Kings ley inquest. He said he heard two shots and the sound of some heavy body falling on the floor just after the second shot. He heard no scuffling in the room before the shots were fired. He was asked if a scuffle had taken place and if Billings had said several times, as Bill ings said he did, "Don't shoot,"' and if Billings had then run down stairs three steps at a time, if he would have heard it? Byers said the shot so unsettled hint that he could not answer posi tively, but that he probably would have heard the running down stairs and the scuffle at Kingsley's door if there had been one. E. W. Risdon testified that besides what he had before stated, the Shane girl had said that she did not want to go into court about her trouble, that if there was any shooting going on she would tell the whole story. The Shane girl is the one for whom Billings drew up papers, which she signed, that Kingsley had seduced her, and which afterwards denied to Kingsley and gave him papers that COMI'LETKLY EXOXKUATED HIM. O. E. Brown was asked by Billings, a few weeks ago, if he would swear that Anna Shane was a virtuous girl. He said he would not. Billings then said.! to Brown that Miss-Shane was in a deli- 1 cate condition, and be was going to I prosecute Kingsley for seducing her, ! and he testified that Billings told him if he did not fix the blame on- Kingsley he would blow Kingsley's bruins out. Bill ings told Brown he could get *."><) if he would swear as he (Hillings) told him. Brown says Billings was anxious to im plicate kingsley with the Shane girl. J. 11. St. John testified he sold the revolver that was found on Hillings' person to Billings thirteen years ago. and had seen him practice with it. Hillings swore he bought the revolver when he was in Kentucky in 1S("7. Two witnesses swore that on Dec. 17 Kingsley told them that he had papers to prove iii-, innocence in regard to the i.\ia_u* matte,., and that he would do nothing wit h Hillings for start ing such scandal about him. Kingsley had been heard to say that Hillings had THREATEXETJ TO CRUSH him. Rurbnnk was recalled ami testified that Mrs. Hillings claimed to him a few years ago that she was very jealous of a young lady clerk in Billings' office, and that she had made the mistake of her lire in marrying him. About three weeks ago Hillings told witness (Bur bank) that he had got a position a-, rail road attorney in California: thai he had about -*- 1,000 to take with him, and that he would have as much 'more coming. .1. 11. Russell testified that he was inti mately acquainted with Hillings and Stated that he appeared to exercise ab solute power over his wife. The coro ner's verdict will be given to-morrow. Till: DECOY LETTER. The following, which is an exact copy of the decoy letter that was first writ ten to Klngslej and his answer to it, was given at the inquest to-day. The reports hitherto published do not give this letter correctly ami as first pub lished it reflects on Kingsley: Waverly, Nov. 18.— Would you like to see me. If so where and when. X is away for two days. . Answer so 1 can get it by 3 o'clock. D. You can't come hero, N suspects us. Answer on this so 1 will know you gel. it. K-agslcv's answer was on tin' bottom Of the sheet as follows : $ "1 got this out of the oflice this morn ing, and 1 am doubly puzzled to know what you mean. 1 don't understand why you should write such a note to me.* If I wanted to see you very bad 1 would go to your house and do so, but Ned has acted so ve.y funny lately, lie's fearful mad about something, and 1 don't know what unless it is because 1 locked the oflice one day when he wanted to come in. He don't speak to me on the street. If he did not ACT SO VERY QUEER, I would go up and call on you before you go away. What do you mean when Yon say Ned suspects us. T ere is something that's dark about your note. What do you mean? You acted so funny the last time N. took me up to dinner. You know he took the pains to run oil and leave me there. It looks to me by the tone of your actions (to speak plain) as though you have fallen in love with Die.orsomethingofthekind.lf am right, 1 have this to say: You must nor do so, for that 1 cannot allow. Stop it at once. I know Ned is away. He was here yes terday and said .so, but 1 don't think it best for me to go tliere when he is not there, as long as I don't when he is there. You must not think of me, but forget me. I don't want Ned to know thai you ever dropped me a note in the postoffiee, or that 1 wrote this, but if you call writ*' me a note and not let him know it and : ' -.;>.," EXI'LAtX WHAT VOI MEAN' in this one, it would please me very much indeed, for 1 swear 1 don't know what you can possibly mean by it. Burn this at once. - Will K. You can write tomorrow forenoon or to-night yet, as Ned said he would be back at* noon. It's most too late for it, but I've been very busy. Be sure and let me know as soon as possible what you mean. W. S. K. Another letter which purported to have been written by Mrs. Billings to Kingsley, but which is pronounced now by both Billings and his wife to have been written by Billings, has been pro duced: ' December, 21— W. S. Kingsley, My Dear Friend : Don't X treat this as you did my last one. Of course, you know I loved you or you never could have got me into such awful trouble; I wanted to tell you all about it. [Here follows the charge that Kingsley is the father of her unborn child." - I shall ,go to my poor.mother ami get rid of it, if it kills me. She wijl help me. I shall leave this afternoon' before N. gets back and' not let him know until I get rid of it or am dead. But . 1 only have got ; ;a little money. - .You ---must put As MICH AS - TWENTY-FIVi: j DOLLARS in a letter for me, and mail it jso the folks where I am stay ing, will get it be-' fore 3p. m." lam not in tow I had to write this, in .the '-'cold- to keep out of sight. I shall mail it myself. Don't fail to mail the " money •: early. I : have written a long confession and - shall . leave it for your good and kill myseif if 1 can't get away to-day. Don't fail me, now. I : am with good friends, but they don't know anything. You send back this as you did before, but « on't write so cold, or 1 shall believe you no more. You will promise to send some more if I get rid of it, won't you. * * *. 1 will deceive N. about where 1 have ?one until all is over or lam dead. Oh. am most crazy. For God's sake, help me." .v - D. , After all, I won't let anybody but ray self get your answer, but I will have to go to town with them and right back when they go after medicine for their sick child or to get the doctor again, as they are going to town when I mail this. 1 shant take the cars at Waverly when I leave. N. will think lamat my cous in's yet till I have been gone long enough to get rid of my trouble or die in the attempt. Return this sure. D. This note was written the day Kings ley was shot, and was found in Billings' possession, addressed to Kingsley and marked "copy." . -; - : . RESOLUTIONS OP SYMPATHY Adopted By the Duluth Board of Trade to the Family of the Late Mr. Crosby. Special to the Globe. DrLUTir, Minn., Dec. 30.— At a called meeting of the board of trade, held at 1 o'clock this afternoon, the following res olutions of sympathy and condolence with the family of the late John Crosby, of Minneapolis, were passed. Mr. Crosby had long been a member of the Duluth board : "Resolved, That the death of John Ctosby, of Minneapolis, is received by this association with feelings of sincere regret and sorrow. Mr. Crosby, though not an active resident member of this board, has for years held a seat on this exchange, and has ever been recognized as a broad, active, liberal and enterpris ing man and an honorable and upright merchant, conspicuously identified with the growth and prosperity of the North west, to the development of which his best efforts have ever been devoted. We tender to his family and friends our sympathy and condolence in their great affliction" "Resolved, That a copy of these reso lutions be placed on the records of this association and a copy be sent to his family." THE WHOLES DODGE. Sioux City Liquor Men Trying to \i ork the Wholesale Dodge. Special to the Globe. Sioux City. 10., Dec. 30.— Realizing . the fact that the saloons are closed for ■-good,- a large number of supplications for wholesale dealers' permits to sell liquor have been Sled with the county auditor, to be presented at the January session of the board of supervisors. Some of these applications are from wholesale dealers who have been, in the business for years, but the most of them are made by parties who desire to thus get legal sanction to operate saloons, for, with a wholesaler's permit.- liquors can be said by the half pint. To-day a re monstrance has been circulated and generally signed praying the board of supervisors to issue no permits what ever. All the better class of citizens are signing the remonstrance, without regard to political or religious belief. The board, as individuals, is in favor of granting permits, and it is not known what effect the remonstrance will have. Rain and sleet has been falling all day, freezing as it came down. The wind is in the southwest, and the thermometer 10 = above zero. To Com mute the Sentence. Special to the Globe, Dies Moixks, 10.. Dee. 30— The gov ernor has under consideration the mat ter of commuting the sentence of Henry Schmidt, of Fayette county, convicted of murder in the first degree, from death to imprisonment lor life. Schmidt was convicted of the murder of Mr. and Mrs. Peek: the wounding of Mr. Leon ard, their guest, and setting lire to the house on the night of Sept. 4, 1886. He had been working for Mr. Peek and had failed to get his pay. Legal troubles ensued, and Schmidt took this way of getting even. His intention was to kill Peek only, but he tired .in the dark, with the terrible results mentioned. At the time of the killing Schmidt was only eighteen years of age, and his ex treme youth is urged as a reason why sentence should be commuted. Gov. Larrabee said to-day that he would de cide the matter in a day or two, as the execution was fixed in the sentence for Jan. 4. - Buried at Hustings. Social to the Globe. Hastings, Minn., Dec. 30.— re mains of Frank P. Smith, youngest son of Hon. Seagrave Smith, who died of consumption in Minneapolis on Thurs day, were received here this afternoon for interment in Lakeside cemetery, lie was twenty-seven years of ago, and unmarried. Hastings was the home of his childhood. Tools Stolen. Special to the Globe. St. Cloud, . Dec. 30.— sample room of P. M. Low and the Stevenson foundry were burglarized last night. A large number of tools are missing from the foundry, the securing of which seems to have been the object of the thieves. " X; ~ ; ;.-;,' -_' ;' Newspaper Transfer. Special to Ihe Globe. Jordan, Minn., Dec. — The Inde pendent has changed hands, W. F. Postman selling his interest in the journal to J. C. Kelley, brother of the editor, and the paperwill in the future run under the firm name of Kelley Bros. "--..-;:_■ -_» A MONSTER WAVE. The Portland Lighthouse Mirac . ulously Escapes Destruction. Portland, Me., Dec. 30.— 1t is evi dent that Portland escaped a great danger during the storm Wednesday night. The great gale struck Portland Head at 0:30 o'clock, at a time when in this barber the wind seemed to be dying out. Up to that time, while the -wind had been terrific, blowing fifty miles an hour, the rain falling continuously, Keeper Strout and his assistants, Joe and Gil Strout, _ had no idea that any thing unusual was about to occur. v. k "It was very clear," said Gil Strout, yesterday, "and we could see a long way out through the rain, and . when the great wave made its appearance we could see its white cap far out and could watch its approach." >*•'?■_ Apparently the monster wave came in the shape of a pyramid. It struck first against the outer line of rock, and at that time, when the fountains of the mighty deep seemed to have broken up, a mass of water towered up even as they believe, with the light house itself. The force of the blow was such that the building, built as strongly as possible, was bent, twisted and shattered. .Great iron stays were snapped as though they, had been pipe stems, and the receding wave . carried - with ..it ■. everything on shore, including stones weighing tons. A farmer .who lives on the shore of Cape Elizabeth, about two miles ' beyond the headlight, said: .-When the wave was coming in it made I a fearful j roar, but when it strnck. the - cliffs it seemed i as : though it fairly smashed to pieces. '-The - force of the blow was tremendous. An other such gigantic billow - would have done woeful damage along the shore. : : KING OF THE ISLANDS. Judge Bell, "King of the Apos tle Islands," Has Given - : Up His Crown. The Oldest Living Pioneer of the Historic Spot Dies in Apparent Poverty, _& : Mayor Knight, of Ashland, Pronounces the Vilas Tim ber Story to Be False. The St. George Snow Shoe Club to Be Banqueted— Northwest Notes. Special to the Globe. Ashland, Wis., Dec. "The king of the Apostle islands" is dead. He passed away at an early hour this morn ing at La Point, on Madeline, the lar gest of the group, where he has lived for forty-four years, the oldest living pioneer of the historic spot where Pere Marquette founded his little Indian mis sion 200 years ago. Judge Bell was a character in the early history of the Lake Superior region, known far and wide as the "king" of the country known as La Pointe, which was organ izedlin 1840 by Judge Bell. The area of the country was as large as many states of the Union, its borders includ ing nearly all . of Wisconsin north of the Chippewa river, the Apostle islandsjjand to an almost - ENDLESS DISTANCE WEST. The population of whites consisted only of a small handful of French voy agers, traders and trappers, most of whom rendezvoud at La Pointe. The country was hardly known by the state, and Bell's county was practically a young monarchy. He bossed every thing and everybody, but in such a way that every Indian and every white was his friend and follower. Judge Bell came here in 1832, from Canada, in the employ of the American Fur company, which at that time was a power here. He had rarely left the island, except in years gone by. to make occasional pil grimages through;.**, the settlements. During his eventful life he held every office in the county, and for many years, served as county judge. He was ii man of great native ability, possessed of a courage that controledl the rough element which surrounded him in the cany nays wne'i mere was no law ex cept his will. He was honest, fearless, A NATURAL-RORN RULER. . of men, and through his efforts the poor and needy were eared for, and in no in stance did be fail -to befriend them. For -/this reason^ among those who survive him, rind * who lived in the good old pioneer days, all were his firm friends. His p wer departed only when the advance guard of civilization reached the great inland sea, through the medium of the iron i horse, and opened a new era in the his- | tory of the new Wisconsin. For many j years lie has been old and feeble and i "has suffered for the comforts of life, having become a charge upon the town/ He squandered thousands for the peo- | ple and died poor but not friendless.- He was eighty-three years of age. ABSOLUTELY FALSE. J. H. Iviight Pronounces the Story of the Vilas Timber Deal False In Every Particular. Special to the Globe. Ashland, Wis., Dec. 30.— Mayor J. 11. Knight was seen to-night with ref erence to the correspondence in the Pioneer Press from Eau Claire, alleging complicity of the Superior Lumber company, Indian Agent Gregory and Col. Vilas in buying logs from the Indians upon reservation for less than value, and said: "The statements of the correspondent of the Pioneer Press, in respect to the interest of the Superior Lumber company, myself and Col. Vilas in logging operations on the Bad River reservations are falsi: IN every particular. It is not very creditable to the cor respondent to base such a letter upon statements of Jim Patrick. That will discredit the whole sensation with those who know this man. Neither the Su perior Lumber company.myself nor Col. Vilas ever had any interest in any way in a log that Ed Haskins ever cut or ever had cut. He never did a day's work for us or either of us. We never paid him or any one for him a dollar for any log he ever cut or had cut. If Jim Patrick told the Pioneer Press corre spondent that he saw an order drawn on the Superior Lumber company by Ed Haskins for a yoke of oxen or any thing else, s . - - HE SIMPLY LIED. Such an order for that or , any other purpose was never drawn on the Superior Lumber company, myself or Col. Vilas by Ed Haskins; an Indian order was never presented to or paid by either: it was never done in any man ner, either directly or indirectly. It is wholly and wilfully false. Neither the Superior Lumber company.Col. Vilas or myself ever owned or was in any man ner interested in a log cut by Ed Has kins or any one else from the Bad river or any other Indian reservation. We never had anything to do with any such log, or any operation or business of any kind carried on on any Indian reserva tion. Ed Haskins is ':;-.W. A FULL-BLOOD INDIAN and a thrifty, prosperous man, and has a much better reputation for truthful statements than Jim Patrick ever had. and it is not possible that he ever told Patrick what the correspondent states. I am sure Col. Vilas does not know and never heard of Ed Haskins, and I be lieve Mr. Rust -never did. The whole statement of the correspondent, who sent the same stuff to the Milwaukee Sentinel, with other villainous lies about Mr. Gregory, are all wholly false, intentionally and willfully so, . 1 be lieve." _"'".- ' "".■■'- '" : ■ T-'::S. KNIGHTS OF THE GRIP. A Jolly Time at Their Banquet at * . Madison. Special to the Globe. Madison, Wis., Dec. 30.— was. a right jolly company - that sat down at 9:30 this evening to a sumptuous spread at the Park hotel given by members of the Capital City Commercial ' Travelers' association. The occasion was the third and last annual banquet . and reception of that association, now merged into the state organization. The knights of j the grip were in their happiest mood,' and. a more enjoyable time they seldom have: had. .Everything, even to the matter of dining,; passed off with the vivacity and ' - rush :so ,v characteristic - of ; them," st. they never > do - anything by halves. The programme was music, ': THE SUNDAY GLOBE. look out for the GLOBE to-morrow; it will be intensely interesting* to all classes of readers in the North west, It will be filled with pleasing- features prepared to INTEREST EVERYBODY. NO. 365. spread and speeches, and was of a high ; order. Fifty covers were laid. R. D. Montgomery, of Madison, presided as toast master, and proposed the- follow-: ing toasts, which were responded to in a most happy strain "The Merchant— The Man We Sell," J. L. Houston,- Jr., Madison; "The Grip— lt Brings Our Daily Bread," E. R. Green, Madison; "Our Railroads," F. P. Eyman, Milwau kee; "The Landlord— He Keeps Our Home," W.A.Tracy, Madison. FATAL. COLLISION. One Man Hilled and Others In jured by a Railroad Collision. Special to the Globe. '?';. v?- ?"'< - - Butte, Mont., Dec. 30.— This morn ing a collision occurred on the Utah & Northern railroad. . near Dillon, Mont.', which resulted in the death of one man and the very serious injury of another, besides heavy, damage to railroad prop erty. It was caused by the breaking away of a long train of coal cars at Spring Hill, sixty miles distant, the grade neing downward, which after run ning wild that distance collided with the freight train. As the result of the accident Fireman Patrick McShane was instantly killed and Engineer John Sweeny seriously hurt. The cars of both trains are complete wrecks, but the damage cannot at present be estimated. Will Banquet the St. George's. Special to the Globe. Rush City, Minn., Dec. 31.— common council have voted an appro priation and will assist Company B, of the Chisago Toboggan club of this place, at a reception to be given by the club to the St. George Snow Shoe club, of St. Paul, and Company A, Chisagos, .of Taylor's Falls, about Jan. 18. when it is expected to entertain the members of those clubs in a royal manner. Presi dent and Mrs. Cleveland have been elected honorary members of Chisago Company B, in honor of the late presi dential reception at St. Paul, when the Chisagos were the first club to be re ceived by the presidential party. Ele gant badges have been ordered to be sent them. A Notable Social Event. Special to the Globe. Ciiatfield, Minn., Dec. 30.— Th. most brilliant social event of the season was the marriage of Miss Lizzie Kilham, the beautiful and accomplished daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. J. 11. Baker, and Charles Bolsinger, one of Chattield'9 wealthiest young men, formerly of Den ver, Col. The wedding ceremony was performed by Rev. W. L. King at the residence of the groom, in the presence of nearly 100 invited guests. After the ceremony an elegant collation was served and the evening passed in con gratulations and merrymaking. The bride and groom were the recipients of many useful and beautiful presents.and certainly started their married life with every prospect of a happy future. j : — . : Steele County Taxes. Special to the Globe. >. Owatoxxa, Dec. 30.— The abstract of the tax lists of Steele county for the year ISB7 has been complete d by Auditor Burke, and show? the amount of taxable property in the county to l;'"_** i 4,__ft,_36, and total taxes levied •*_!)._.«.<.-*. distrib uted as follows: State revenue.?., 77S.o9; general school ("2 mills;,*'.),. iu.o7; special school, *_5,.*)8_.:*4: county revenue, ._, --2.0.07; county poor. r...*7.v.'. •.- county road and bridge. t"4,1.._.01; city and vil lage, fil __._:•; town rcveniie.s:.'.'.;;il..V.t:de linquent road, $l,00'J.('l ; town road and bridge, f5.H77.87. Minister to ilombay. Bi-'Lorr, Wis.. Dec. 30.— Rev. W. H. Hollister, of this city, who has been en gaged in the work of the Methodist Episcopal church in Foil dv Lac, Sus sex, Brookfield and oilier places in this state, leaves to-day. accompanied by his young wife, for Bombay, the couple having entered the service of the Meth odist Episcopal Missionary board for missionary work in India? Mr. Hollis ter received his. theological education at the Beloit (Wis'.) and Evauston (111.) colleges, a:.d= is said to. be eminently qualified for the work to winch he is to devote his life. -' Western Penmen. Special to the Globe. " Cedar Rapids, 10., Dec. 30.— The Western Penmen's association ad journed to-day after electing the follow ing officers : President, Prof. C. C. Cur tis, of Minneapolis, Minn.; vice presi dent. Prof. C. H. Pierce, of Keokukjo.; secretary, Prof. A. N. Palmer, of Cedar Rapids, Io.; assistant secretary, Prof. D. W. lloff, of Dcs Moines; treasurer, . G. R. Rathbun, of Omaha, Neb. The next meeting will be held at Davenport.. Close Their Labors. Special to the Globe. Madison, Wis., Dec. 30.— Wis consin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters finished its annual session to day. Prof. Allen, of the state univer- j sity, read a paper on "The Economic Disturbance in Rome," and Prof. Butler read one on "The Imagery of Dante," , and papers were also lead on the rela tion of the density of the culture me dium to the growth of Bacteria, and a . possible new view of the nature of the . electric current and the raised beaches* around the head of Lake Michigan. A Youthful Burglar. Special to the Giobe. Lanesboro, Minn., Dec. 30. An ap. , parent thief of youthful appearance, who claims to hail from Milwaukee, hay : been arrested here for a few petty bur glaries committed in the neighborhood. He is supposed to be the man who en tered a number of stores in Preston of i late, and was fired on by an employe in a store in Preston. He returned the fire and fled. He went to jail in default - of $500 bail to await the next term of court. He gave his name as James Young. '.•"._ ■:• '; ; Taken to Stillwater. Special to the Globe. - v . : ■■ Hastings, Dec. 30.— Sheriff Hugh Connelly took the prisoner, Peter John son, over to. Stillwater to-day, having been sentenced by Judge F. M. Crosby to five years in the state prison, for tho murder of George Morrow, at the stock yards, South St. Paul, Nov. -3,-88-. The verdict returned against him by the jury at the June session of the dis trict court was "guilty of manslaughter in the first degree." . Nobody Killed. Special to the Globe. 1 Dcs Moines, 10., Dec. 30.— A passen ger coach on the Dcs Moines, Osceola & Southern railway left the track near Mary ville last evening and rolled down ' the bank, turning over three -or 5 four: times. : There were five .passengers in the car. all of whom were more or less injured, but none seriously, however. ' ' A Toboggan •Accident/*' Special to the Globe. '.. 'i_ ;^ -••;'-: : .;.=: . | Rush . City, Minn., ?' Dec. 30.— Miss Jenny Li nil mark, of this "village, a mem her of the Chisago Toboggan club, when walking up v the v - toboggan slide here."' was run into by a . toboggan load and . had her leg broken below the knee iu S two places. She is doing very well. ' ,[