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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.
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
The Governorship Merriam
and His Friends Misunder
stand the Situation.
How the Wily William Made
Himself Solid With the
Dissension in the Party— Me-
Gill May Be Nominated
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
"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
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
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
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. .
"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."
Lines Centering in St. Paul Se
verely Affected by Yesterday's
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.
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. .
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. :,
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.
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.
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.
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 ȣ Western and Mil
waukee and Northern, but up to last he- j
counts no serious blockades had re- i
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.
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"'
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 .; ; ' •
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.
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■<';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. ,- •
Young' Kingsley's Murderer
; Shown to Be Without Heart
or Conscience.
The Answer to the Decoy Let
ter Gives Kingsley a Good-
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
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
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.
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
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 : ' -.;>.,"
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
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." . -; - : .
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
"Resolved, That a copy of these reso
lutions be placed on the records of this
association and a copy be sent to his
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.
"--..-;:_■ -_»
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. : :
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
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,
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.
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 . - -
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.
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.
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, ':
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
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.
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. ' ,[

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