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The Plucky Wife of a New
York Baker Saves
His Life.
She Receives the Bullet In
tended for Him, in
Her Body.
Chicago Police Think They
Have Spotted Snell's
A Slick Piece of Forgery Per
petrated in Montgom
ery, Ala.
New York. Feb. 16.— Baker Nicholas
GoeU and his wife Mary keep a little
shop in the eastern basement of the
double brown stone tenement at 163
West Houston street. On the other
side of the stoop tin baker's younger j
brother. Valentine, and his pretty wife, {
Madeline. carry on a grocery. The two
store* are connected in the rear by a
door through the dividing wall.
The dual establishment was a very
nappy one until last night. Then a
short, slim, amiable lookiug fellow
entered the bakery and asked Maggie
Itoet /. a sister of the baker, who was
behind the counter, for two pies and 10
cents worth of crackers. She got them
and wrapped them up fertile purchaser,
and he handed her a counterfeit •$-"> bill.
She scrutinized the bill and said:
"lam not much of a judge of money,
but 1 don't like the looks of this."'
-Oh, that's all right." the young fel
low remarked, reassuringly. "
"Excuse UK-." the girl said, "I'll see
about it."
The baker was asleep iv the back
room, so she went through the rear door
into the grocery store, and asked her
brother Valentine about the bill, lie
took it. looked at it. said it was no
good, and came into the bakery with it
iv hi- hand:
"Where did you get this?" Valentine
asked the young man.
"Out of my pocket.'*
"1 want no joking. Where did you
get it? '
"In a liquor store up in Twenty-third
"East or West?"
"Do you know that it is no good?"
As valentine asked this question the
young man advanced toward him, say
ing: '-l don't know any more about "it
than that stove does.
"The best thing you can do is to go
back and find out where you got that
bill." Valentine said.
"Bui how about my cakes and pies?"
••Von will have to pay for them."
"But 1 have got only 20 cents, and 1
would have to walk up "town."
•Yon can't have the pies and cakes
until you pay for them."
"(live me back the bill then."
Valentine, suspecting that the young
fellow would try to pass the bill else
where, declined to return it to him.
The young fellow said, threateningly:
"I will have my bill."
"You will not*," Valentine declared,
Stepping toward the young man as he
backed toward the door.
"If you don't give up the bill you will
go," the young man shouted, puttiug
In- right hand behind him.
Valentine put out his arm as if to
grab the young fellow. Maggie, fearing
trouble, ran up to him and said:
"Don't make a fuss; 1 will give yon
the bill."
Before the words had passed her lips
the young fellow bad drawn a big self
cocking revolver and sent a shot through
Valentine's shoulder. Valentine grabbed
the man, who fired again. The" second
ball struck the plucky grocery man in
the chin and ploughed a furrow across
his neck. His wife ran into the bakery
from the adjoining store to the assist
ance of her husband. She threw her
arms around the neck of his assailant
just as he tired another shot. it passed
over bis head and lodged in the wall.
Another shot struck the brave little
woman in the abdomen and she fell.
The wounded woman sank down in a
chair, and a dozen willing people ran
tot a physician. Dr. E. J. Dolin exam
ined the wound and declared that she
would probably die. He refused to
probe for the bullet. The husband's
wounds are not dangerous.
The young fellow said he was Charles
(iiblin, twenty-three years old, a wire
worker. Be says he is married.
The wounded woman was more so
licitous about her husband's injuries
than her own. When Dr. Dolin said
Valentine would recover, she clasped
her hands and said: "Praised be God ;
1 saved him."
Chicago Police) Think They Have
Spotted the Man.
Chicago, Feb. 18.— The Tribune this
morning says that the police believe
that in the person of one Cartwright,
who for some time lodged in a boarding
house within a short distance of the
Knell residence, and who disappeared
the morning after the murder, they will
hud the murderer of Mr. Snell. The
landlady where Cartwright lodged states
that he was out a great deal at night,
sometimes all night, was peculiar in his
action, unsociable aud avoided ac
quaintance with the other lodgers.
The night of the Snell mur
der the man was out and returned
three or four times before daylight.
Early that same morning he went away,
informing the landlady that he would
be away for two or three weeks, and re
quested that his room be kept for him
and that no one be allowed to "fool
around it." Monday afternoon last the
lady went to clean a suit opening from
Cartwrigbt's room. She was amazed to
find a large quantity of silverware, cut
lery, parlor ornaments, etc.. evidently
the proceeds of burglaries. The police
were at once notified and .since that
time have been quietly working to trace
ami arrest Cartwright. The connecting
link between this young man and the
Snell job may be in the fact that a man
answering a description of the missing
lodger is said to have called on Mr.
Snell three or four days before the mur
der on the pretense of securing a loan
on some property. This would have
afforded an opportunity of looking the
ground over and observing something of
Mr. Snell's methods. An excellent de
scription of Cartwright has been ob
tained, and he is thought to
be still in hiding In the
city. If he is not caught within a
day or two it is probable that the
dodgers which have been mailed broad
cast, offering a reward of $5,000 for his
arrest, may result in his ultimate capt
ure. Active search lor John Clark,
alias Cartwright, the supposed mur
derer of millionaire Snell was con
tinued to-day. The police succeeded
in rinding a woman who was ids mis
tress, ami it is stated she furnished
some valuable pointers which may re
sult In the speedy capture of the mur
derer. Thirty thousand circulars offer
ing a reward of 43,000 for Cartwrigbt's
apprehension, were sent broadcast over
the country to-day.
An Unknown Forger Does a Fine
Piece of Work in Montgomery,
Moxtgomkkv, Ala., Feb. 16.— very
line piece of forgery, apparently clone
iv Hartford, Conn., was developed here
to-day. It was a certified check for
*1,500 drawn on Messrs. Josiah Morris
& Co., prominent bankers here, by
John M. Milner. It was indorsed by
Mllner to Gallup & Metzger, ana by
them presumably deposited with the
Uty Bank of Hartford for collection
Payment was refused here, the losers
probably being in Hartford, were the
nidorsers. The cleverness of the
forgery consists in the way it is
certified, which is done with a rubber
stamp with the word ."Certified" very
large, followed by the signature of a
mythical teller In red ink. The whole
is backed with a metal perforating
stamp with the mime of Morris & Co.,
local bankers, and made in it like a seal.
Munis & Co. use no such stamp. A
curious circumstance is that in the hist
two weeks two other forgeries of checks
on another banking firm, formerly in
existence here. J. 11. Adams & Co.,
have come to light. They were gotten
up precisely in the same style, with a
metal stamp, but were signed by 11. K.
TerrilL Officials here believe that the
forgeries are the work of the same man.
The Decision of the Lower Court
Atiii-ined in Roth Cases.
Chicago, Feb. 16.— The appellate
court handed down its long looked for
decisions in the boodle cases this morn
ing. Both cases are affirmed. One was
the case of Edward S. McDonald, for
merly engineer of the county hospital.
who was tried jointly with Medarigle.
Alter the verdict McCangle escaped to
Canada, evidently fearing the three
years' penalty imposed by the jury. As
he was never sentenced "by the court,
the appeal was only taken in .McDon
ald's behalf. The other case is known
as the omnibus case, in which twelve
defendants.eleven of whom were county
or ex-county commissioners, were put
on trial. Judge Beck with 'appeared as
counsel for McDonald, although he j
did not participate in the trial.
Alexander Sullivan was chief
counsel for the defendants in the
omnibus case in their appeal, and was
the only one of the seven lawyers origi
nally engaged for the defense who was
retained in the appeal proceedings.
During the trial George C. Klehm, ex
president of the county board, arose and
plead guilty in the presence of the jury,
after having assumed to be defending In
good faith with the other eleven. It
subsequently became known that while
Klehm was attending the consultations
of his co-defendants, he was clandes
tinely meeting State's Attorney Grin
nell every night and carrying to him the
secrets of the defense. "The jury con
victed all eleven and fixed the punish
ment of four at a fine of $1,000 each, and
for the remaining seven at two years'
imprisonment in the penitentiary." The
four who were fined promptlv*prid their
tines. One of the seven, Caj.;. P. •'.
MeClaughrey, a man sixty-fix. jL-ar.,
old, refused to appeal ami went due.
to the penitentiary. Attorney Su2ilvr.:t
later secured a stay of execution" l unUl
March 9 for all the defendants.
A Bold Bank Robbery In a Vil
lage in Texas.
St. Louis, Feb. 16.— A special says
that the city of Cisco, Texas, was thrown
into excitement by a bold bank robbery
at about 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
At that hour C. C. Leveaux, cashier,
and T. R. Blake and M. B. Owens were
in the bank, when a man appeared at
the cashier's window ami demanded the
bank's cash. Three other men appeared
at the same time and took the three
bankers in charge, while the first col
lected the funds of the bank, about
16,000 in cash. Mr. Lewaux's move
ments were too slow to suit the robbers,
when ordered around, and he was
severely beaten on the head. The rob
bers locked the bankers in a yard back
of the bank building, and jumping into
a wagon fled down the street, saluting
the astonished people 'with volleys from
their revolvers and displaying the bags
of ill-gotten gain. The cashier was the
first to free himself, and lushed into the
street, explaining the cause of the
racket. In a short time Marshal Thomas
and posse were in pursuit. The men
were unmasked and an accurate descrip
tion is given, from which the authorities
think they know the men.
Must Stay in Prison.
Special to the Globe.
Cleveland, 0., Feb. 16. — When
Mrs. Josephine Amnion, the wealthy
Euclid avenue lady, was committed to
the county jail for contempt of court in
refusing to reveal the whereabouts of
the heiress Josephine Biann, she bared
her hopes af release on the fact that
Probate Judge Tilden was soon to va
cate the office, and that his successor,
Judge White, would remove the ob
noxious guardian and thus permit her
to open her lips. To-day Judge White
decided that Miss Biann must be pro
duced in court before any steps can be
taken for the changing of guardians.
This means that plucky Mrs. Aimnon
must remain a prisoner in the county
jail until she chooses to change her bar
ren quarters there for her luxurious
home on the avenue by answering the
questions of the court as to the hiding
place of the missing heiress, or, which
would amount to the same thing, pro- !
ducing the young girl in court. Mrs. I
Amnion declares that she will never do !
this, and so far she has withstood the ;
entreaties of her family friends and
lawyers combined.
A Chinese Opium Smuggler.
Eatontowx, N. J.. Feb. 16.— A Chi
naman, who lived between, here and
Lone Branch, is accused of being an
opium smuggler. Before the authori
ties acted in the matter, however, the
accused had packed up his possessions
and fled. It was claimed that a vessel
came to anchor off Long Branch now
and then, and the Chinaman at night
rowed out and got his opium and after
wards supplied drug stores, private
opium smokers and consumers, and his
fellow Chinamen. A large bvsiness.it
is alleged, had secretly sprung up. The
number of Chinamen in Monmouth
county has increased thirty-fold in as
many weeks.
Murdered for His Money.
Little Rock, Ark.. Feb. 16.— Clabe i
Vincent, a white man, was murdered in '
the Indian territory near Little Horn !
creek Tuesday. His body was discov- j
ered near the country roadside riddled J
with bullets. It is believed he staid
Monday night with a man named Belk,
and that Belk and a confederate decoyed
him into the woods next day and mur
dered him for his money. He wore a
watch and chain and had. some money,
but when the body was found the
money and watch were gone.
Poisoned the Husband.
Spiuxgfield, 0., Feb. William
P. Ilaynes died yesterday under sus
picious circumstances, and to-day Jar
rett Brooks was arrested on a charge of
poisoning him. Brooks is a negro, has
lor years been unduly intimate with
Mrs. Ilaynes, a good-looking while
woman, and St is alleged they resorted
to poison to rid the woman of her hus
band. The woman has not yet been !
Discussing Amalgamation.
Chicago, Feb. 16.— The executive
committee of the Chicago & Ohio River
Railroad association was in session here
to-day discussing the advisability of
amalgamating with the Central Traffic
association. The business to and from
the Ohio river is regulated by the
present organization, but east and west I
bound business goes into the Central \
Traffic. On the score of economy the
merger will probably be made.
Slugged and Robbed.
Topeka, Kan., Feb. 10.— tins H. Rho
deheim was assaulted by two highway
men on his way home early this morn
ing, robbed of $100 and frightfully
beaten. Although his injuries are pro
nounced dangerous, Rhodeheim refused
to break his wedding engagement (the
ceremony being fixed for to-day) and he
was married.
Inaugurate a Radical Change. I
Special to tho Globe. ■■< _
Washington, Feb. 16.— 1t is under
stood that the house committee on pub- !
lie hinds has very nearly completed the
bill upon which they have been hard at
work dining every available moment
for the past four weeks, which will in
augurate a radical change in the public
laud laws. : *j;-v — ' : :■■,.::,
/"..-niched houses you caiigec
'"' it you advertise, you bet,
Everything: Was Compara
tively Quiet in St. Paul
The Soo Raised the Rate on
Flour According to
Great Improvements Prom
ised by the St. Paul &
Meeting- To-day in Chicago-
Northern Pacific Earn
The rate war was very quiet in St.
Paul yesterday. The Soo raised rates
on Hour according to notification, to take
effect on the 25th inst. They will, on
and after that date be 35 cents through
to New York, 40 to Boston and 82K to
Philadelphia. It is not at all probable
that any further disturbances in rates
will be made until the result of the
meeting to be held at Chicago to-day is
made known. The fact that all the
roads not heretofore in the association
—tin' Burlington & Northern, the St.
Paul & Kansas City, ami the Soo line —
have consented to* attend this meeting
has inspired some of the officials with
the hope that something may be accom
plished that will check the war and
cause a restoration. The Soo line, it is
understood, will insist upon a 10 per
cent differential on through business to
the seaboard. The strong roads would
probably grant the demand, but the
Burlington <& Northern declares that it
must have the same through rate as
made by the "Soo," and the St, Paul &
Kansas City will insist upon the same
rates as by the Burlington & Northern.
The Three Years Limit.
Special to the Globe.
WASECA, Minn., Feb. 16.— A commit
tee of citizens visited Faribault yester
day to meet with the representatives of
the St. Paul & Duluth Railroad com
pany and ascertain what proposition
they wished to make with reference to
the running of the proposed line of
road from St. Paul to Omaha through
this city. The proposition made on the
part of the company was that if this
city would secure right of way through
this county, aud depot grounds therein
without costs to the company, and allow
the company three years in which to
put the road in operation after securing
the same the company would insure the
location of the line through this city.
The only objection raised on the part of
the citizens is the three years' time.
With that eliminated the proposition
would be accepted. An interview with
prominent officials of the St. Paul &
Southern railroad, residents of this city,
reveals the fact that arrangements have
been made, which insure the completion
of their line, which will be parallel with
the one above mentioned, prior to Sep
tember, 1889.
Faster Roads Parties to Con
tracts Reducing Through Rates
on Corn.
Chicago, Feb. 16.— Althoi*jh the
Eastern roads firmly resolved not to
participate in the cut rates of the West
ern lines, it was discovered to-day that
they were parties to contracts made by
all of the lowa roads to take com from
Western lowa points to the seaboard at
figures which cut the through rates 5 to
10 cents a hundred. One rste is from
Fremont. Neb., to New York, via
Chicago, of 36 cents a hundred, of which
the Western road gets 14 cents and the
Eastern lines 22 cents, a (hit by the
latter under their Chicago-New York
rate of 5 l ._, cents. A gooefportion of Hie
grain is going around Chicago via the
various outside junction points. One of
the most important cuts yet made is that
of 10 cents to St. Paul on fifth class, as
most of the heavy freight falls into that
classification, and the low rate will
cause a heavy falling off in the earnings.
All of the Missouri river lines met the
St. Paul rate of 27 cents, first class, on
through business, but none are making
it on local traffic from Chicago.
Railroad Earnings.
The earnings of the Northern Pacific
road for the second week in February,
are as follows:
188 S. ISB7. Increase
Freight $128,461 $81,707 $40,007
Passenger.,.. sti,ti94 30,049 22.040
Total $190,710 $128,113 $03,597
Northwest Grain to Get Into New-
York Over the Canadian Pa
Albany, N. V., Feb. 16.— The senate
heard a great deal yesterday about the
plans of the Canadian Pacific Railway
company to establish a branch to New
York city. From the talk of the sena
tors it was plain that a network of rail
ways has been surveyed in the northern
part of the state. Buffalo, also, it would
seem, is afraid that part of her great
grain trade is in danger of being di
verted to New York and Boston "by
these railroad schemes, and it is re
solved to light them. The debate was
brought on by a bill of Senator Erwin,
authorizing the Schnectady & Ogdens
burg Railroad company "to purchase,
own. hire and operate floats propelled
by steam, barges and boats in convey
ance of railroad cars, passengers and
freight in the traffic business of its
railroad." Mr. Erwin explained to the
senate that the coming spring the con
struction of a railway to be known as
the Schnectady & Ogdensburg would be
begun. When it was finished it would
run from Schnectady in the Mohawk
valley, to Ogdensburg, on the St. Law
rence river. The company desired the
right to buy floats for the conveyance
of freight and passenger cars across the
St. Lawrence river from Ogdensburg to
Prescott. At Prescott it is expected
to get many passengers and a
good deal of freight from the Canadian
Pacific. Reaching Schnectady the pas
sengers and freight would go over the
lines of the New York Central railway
into New York. Mr. Laughlin thought
he saw in the bill an attempt to grasp "
some of Buffalo's vast grain trade with
the West. The bill as" he read it gave
the Schnectady & Oedeusburg a right
to buy lake propellers. 5 These propel
lers would be used in conveying grain
from Chicago to Duluth through the
great lakes and the Welland canal to
the St. Lawrence river and thence to
Ogdensburg. Thus grain would pass
by the port of Buffalo and would not be
sent over the state's canals. The bill
therefore was inimical to the inter
ests of the Erie canal. In concluding
his speech Mr. Laughlin moved that Mr.
Erwin's bill should be recommitted to
the railroad committee in order that
residents of Buffalo and other canal
men might be heard in opposition to it.
Mr. Erwin resisted the adoption of the
resolution and expressed the opinion
that Buffalo had better reduce the
charges of her elevators before she un
dertook to criticise other people, lie
denied that the Schnectady & Ogdens
burg railway intended to run propellers
on the lakes. This right, he said, was
now possessed by the Lake Champlain
& Ogdensburg, and they did not find it
a profitable business. After several
senators had expressed a desire to look
over the bill, Mr. Erwin consented to
action upon it being postponed for two
weeks. Meanwhile the opponents of
the bill will be heard upon it.
Contract Awarded,
Special lo the Globe.
St. Ci-oud, Minn., Feb. Messrs.
Foley Bros., railroad contractors of this
city, have been awarded the contract of
building the branch of .the Manitoba
road which runs from Hinckley to West
■Superior through Duluth. The seienty
miles of road will cost $1,000,000. Work
will be commenced at once with a large
force of men. Supplies are already
hauled to different points along the
line, and considerable of the timber
has been cut. The road will be pushed
through to completion as rapidly as
possible, and will give the Manitoba a
direct outlet of its own to its entire sys
tem in Duluth. Foley Bros, are well
known contractors, having had large 6l
contracts on Northwestern roads previ
ous to this now undertaken. The
amount of this contract is said to be
about 1750,000, including all bridge aud
other work, and the road will be run
ning by September next, It is probable;
that because of the great depth of the;;
snow not much start can be made for
some weeks. , H
Personal. n
Mr. Hanley, of the St. Paul & Kansas'?
City road, has gone to Chicago, and Mr;.
Egan. of the same road, has gone down y
the line. J. T. Ripley, assistant general!
agent of the Chicago, Burlington «V
Quincy, and the St. j Louis, Keokuk &;
Northwestern road, is in St. Paul. ,
Royal White has been appointed agent
for New England of the Soo road ,nnd-
George Dean has been appointed travell
ing agent for the same road. Both were'
formerly with the National Dispatch
New Officers Elected.
Chicago, Feb. If..— board of di
rectors of the Chicago & Alton met to
day and elected Vice President J. C.
McMullin a member of the executive
board, vice George Straut, deceased.
The annual report for 1887 was submit
ted, approved and ordered printed, to
be sent to the stockholders. It is un
derstood that both gross and net earn
ings show the year I*B7 to have been
one of the best in the history of the
The Chesapeake & Ohio.
Chicago, Feb. 10.— President M. E.
Iniralls, of the Cincinnati; Indianapolis,
St. Louis & Chicago road, was in Chi
cago to-day. He says there is nothing
new regarding the ' Chesapeake & Ohio
organization scheme, but there is every
prospect of it being carried through suc
cessfully. In thai event he will become
president and general manager, and the
same time retain his present position
with the ''Big Four."
A New Time Card.
The Northern Pacific will put a re
vised time card into effect Sunday which
j will shorten up the time on a number of
j branches and make better connections
with the mails. Between Duluth and
Bralnerd the time will be shortened up
at both ends and the mail service im
proved. A' fast freight will be run be
tween St. Paul and Fergus Falls and
one between St. Paul and all points on
the Duluth & Manitoba line.
Potter's Manifesto.
New York, Feb. General Man
ager Potter, of the Union Pacific, is
now in this city. He has resumed his
official duties, and his first act was to
order the Union Pacific agents to refuse
to interchange freight with the roads
which charge less than schedule rates.
Tells of Some Wonderful Riders
Twenty Years Ago.
Among a group of men assembled last
evening at the bar of an op-town hotel
was a stout, elderly man with iron-gray
hair and well-waxed mustache, says the
New York Evening Telegram. His eve
fell on a circus poster, and he ex
claimed: ,"
"Why, is Charles W. Fish riding vetj?
He was the best bareback rider in the
world twenty years ago. I never saw a
man in his business wear so well as lis
has done. The first time I saw him was
at Hengler's circus in England, twenty
years ago. 1 had been ringmaster in a
traveling circus, and went" there every
night to get some points, as 1 was going
to start a traveling circus of my own. Fish;
was the champion rider then, and that
was twenty, years ago, and he's cham
pion yet. But things are changed since,
then, and a circus now is utterly unlike
what a circus was then; and for myself j
here, lam now farming out at St. j
Paul, Minn."
The old gentleman, under the genial
influence of some "extra dry" he had j
been imbibing, began to grow remi
niscent and said:
"No one, to look at me now. would
think that 1 could at one time have done
a feat on horseback that you'll seldom
see done now."
"What is that?" asked a Telegram re
"Oh," said the ex-ringmaster, "ex
cuse me. I mean jumping clear on a
horse's back, when be is going at full
gallop, without touching it with the
hands, and alighting astride on him.
It's a beautiful feat, and 1 know only
about three or four men in the world
who could do it properly.
"The man that did it the neatest of
any I ever knew was known as 'the I
great Hubert' in Hengler's circus, when
it was in London twenty years ago. I
never could learn his surname, lie was
a perfect Apollo, but had a cast in one
of his eyes, and no one would think he
was looking at his horse when he was
making the spring, which made the feat
seem still more showy.
"He made very little ado about it, but
sprang so lightly that he seemed to fly
through the air, giving himself a kind
of graceful turn or twist and alighting
easily on the horse, which was going at
its hardest.
"At that time circuses had not the
opposition from other shows that they
have now.and did not depend on menag
eries. There were better clowns and
cheaper prices, but not the same kind of
feats. The whole "thing is running to
feats of strength and rope dancing, and
things of that kind now. Then it was
riding feats.
"I could rig up a traveling circus there
at half the cost that I could here. There
are plenty of mechanics in all the big
towns in England who are good aero- j
bats. They go to a circus when they
are boys and learn to tumble by practic
ing among themselves.
"After a while one perhaps better at
this than the rest gets into some circus
and becomes a regular acrobat. In this
way we got plenty of men at cheap prices, -
who, when the season broke up or they
tired of circus work, went back to !
their trade and went again to circus life
when they tired of their trade. j- •
"For myself, I was a school-teacher^
then a clown, then a ringmaster, after
ward a circus proprietor, and finally'
came over to this country and bought l a> : '
farm in Minnesota, and a farmer I'll
probably remain." s?t
Cleveland's Florida Trip.
Special to the Globe. ■ .
Washington, Feb. IC— ln addition/
to President Cleveland and wife, Col.
Lamont and wife aud Secretary and'
Mrs. Whitney, about a score of senators!
and representatives will leave hereoma<
special train next Tuesday for Jackson- i
ville. Among the distinguished invited)
guests are Senators Pugh, of Alabama;!
ngalls, of Kansas; Stanford and Hearst, i
of California; Hampton, of South Caro-
Una; Gray, of Delaware; Spooner, of-;
Wisconsin; Palmer, of Michigan, and'
Faulkner, of West Virginia, all accoin-o
panied by their wives.
Socialistic Demonstration.
AMSTERDA*M,Feb.IG.— Socialists made
a demonstration against the militia law
to-day. Bodies of socialists paraded
the streets and strongly denounced the
law. The police interfered and dis
persed the crowd. Several were in
jured and a number of arrests were
made. •
To Succeed Balfour.
Dublin, Feb. 16.— The Freeman's
Journal says a rumor is current that Sir
Henry Holland, secretary of the colo
nies, will succeed. Balfour as chief sec
retary of Ireland, and that the latter
will become a government leader in the
Millinncs "*, ad the ''Wants" each week
millions . Always finding what they
Seme New Light on the Mystery of
Their Disappearance.
A Remarkable Story Told by One of the
' Party of Saves Who Earliest Inves
j" tigated Dr. York's Death.
Americus (Kan.) Correspondent Globe-
I Ever since the lynching of the Kelley
family in the Texas Panhanule there
has been more oi less told of the fate of
the Benders. Several citizens of Amer
icas, it seems, had been discussing the
Benders and the Kellevs, and in the
group was an old.forty-niner," whodis
played such interest during the talk
that he was pressed to tell what he
knew. A hint of what was told or could
be told led to the reporter's trip.
~ It is nearly fifteen years since the
Benders achieved a criminal fame. The
family consisted of four persons— old
man William Bender, a pretty stout
German: his wife, a woman not particu
larly different from the average German
woman- ot low degree; a son, George,
about twenty-two years old; a daughter,
Kate, of fair complexion, with light
eyes and yellow hair, who pretended to
be a spiritualist, and who was decidedly
uncanny, if she was nothing else.
S -The Bender claim was located near
Big Hill creek, in Labette county, and
only a short distance from the town of
Cherryvale. The house was a one-story
two-room frame, the front room, or din
ing-room, being separated from a
scantily furnished sleeping room behind
a canvas partition. There was an
ordinary garden plot near the house,
and a smali amount of stock. The
Benders had come to their claim some
time in 1871. and probably came from
Indiana. They were an unsociable lot,
and Kale's pretensions to occultism
kept timid people still more aloof.
It was on March 9, 1873, that Dr. Wil
liam 11. York, brother of Colonel A. M.
"i ork. who figured so conspicuously in
the Pomeroy senatorial scandal, "left
Fort Scott on horseback, bound for In
dependence. Nothing being heard of
him for nearly three weeks, mention
was made in the press of his supposed
disappearance. Colonel York worked
hard to find his brother, and traced him
to the Bender place. It could not be
learned that Dr. York bad gone beyond
this point, and as he was well mounted
the question arose, what had become of
his horse? It was believed to be impos
sible to have got the horse out of that
section without some one knowing it.
After Colonel York's first visit to the
Bender place he returned to his home,
having, as the story goes, learned noth
ing as to his brother's whereabouts.
Later, early In April, men from Cherry
vale went out to the Bender place and
returned. On May sth it was learned
that the Bender house was vacant and
tireless, and that the stock were perish
ing from starvation; A wagon and team
were found hitched to the fence and
abandoned at Thayer, a railroad station
twelve miles from the Pender place.
When it was known that the Bender
home was abandoned, two things hap
pened. An enterprising citizen at once
tacked his homestead claim papers ou
the frame walk* of the house, and an in
vestigation of the premises was insti
tuted. The walls and floor Were care
fully examined. In the back room a
trap-door was found leading to a sort of
The cellar floor was examined and
showed unmistakable traces of blood,
The garden-plot was probed with iron
rods and nine bodies found buried, the
first one discovered being that of Dr. W.
M. York, whose brother was at once
notified. All the bodies had their skulls
broken and their throats cut, except a
little girl, who was probably suffocated.
The theory of the crime was that each
person killed by the Benders was seated
near the canvas partition between the
two rooms; that a blow from a mallet
or hammer on the head was given from
the other side of the trail partition, and
'that • the unconscious victim was
(bagged out to the trap-door to the cel
lar, where his throat was cut, the body
being buried in the garden lot at dead
of night. The sensation created by
these discoveries was tremendous, and
the name of Bender has passed into his
tory as descriptive of the coldest
■ thuggery known.
What became of the Benders has
never been definitely known. They
were generally supposed to have taken
the train at Thayer and gone no one
knows where. From time to time par
ties were arrested and held for quite
long periods ou suspicion of being the
real, original Benders or some one of
that family, but the identifications were
never successful, and no one suffered
legally for the Benders' crimes. As
late as the summer of 1883 a man and
woman hung around the Globe-Demo
crat office for days in the hope of being
employed to guide its reporters to a
point in Southern Arizona where it was
claimed the Benders were still living.
Then there was a story that the Benders
had been lynched, but how. when and
where was never accurately stated. It
was always supposed that Col. York
knew something as to the fate of the
Benders, but if he did know Col. York
never told.
11l company with Mr. .1. L. Butler the
reporter walked down the main street
across the railroad track to a neat little
frame building which displayed the
sign: ''Justice of the Peace-" There
was found Maj. T. E. Hicks, a white
haired, vigorous looking man, whose
veracity and general high morality were
sturdily vouched for by all the, leading
citizens of Americas. It was Maj.
Hicks who was supposed to know what
became of the Benders, though he had
never made the story public, and Mr.
Butler went along to aid the reporter in
inducing Maj. Hicks to tell what he
. As soon, thcreiore. as the conversa
tion was on a peace footing the reporter
explained his mission.
"They say, major, that you know all
about what became of the Benders, and
that you have old man Bender's written
confession of his crimes."
: "No, I haven't got that. I never saw
old man Bender, and never had his con
"But you know what became of the
Benders, don't you?"
"Oh, the Benders are all right."
I This with a smile that made Mr. But
ler smile in turn. >- ~
j "Well," said the reporter, "I under
stand there are people who claim to
have seen and met the Benders some
where in- Arizona," and he told the
major of the visit to the Globe-Democrat
Office, in the fall of 1883, of an old man
and woman who claimed to know just
where the Benders were, adding that
Gov. George W. Glick had been quoted
by the old man and woman as a refer
! "I don't think George Click knew
about it," was the major's reply. "It
was some time before it 8 5 that I learned
what I know. You see—"
t It looked as if the major was going to
tell what he knew, but he continued,
after a pause :
I "You see, the man I'm talking about
has relatives and friends living, and i
don't know that it would be right to
harrow up their feelings after all this
lapse of time— though he didn't put me
under any pledge of secrcy about the
matter— talked as If he was telling
some ordinary thing. He said the col
onel could probably tell something if he
would. He never called him by name,
but of course, I knew who he meant."
For the reader's edification it should
be explained that by "the colonel" was
meant Col. A. M. York. '
r'"J -"..'. : { 'THE MAN WHO TOLD.
| "This man I'm talking about," the
major went on, "had been in the Cher
okee nation, and was well known down
there. He had married a Miss Hicks,
though not of the same family to which
I belong, and he had come to Kansas
and had held office in Labetta and Osage
counties. His name was John t,and
he and 1 had got thrown together as
mining inspectors. His wife and chil
dren had died, and he was kind of 'all
broke up,' and so I took him out with
me into Arizona. He was at one time
county recorder of Osage county if I
recollect right— least, he used to have
to do with the deeds and land entries.
No: 1 think somebody else was re
corder. Who was recorder then, Mr.
"I think Fred Shepard was recorder,"
was Mr. Butler's answer.
"Yes. that's how it was. Shepard was
recorder and John was deputy. Well,
we were prospecting together, ami
camping toget er. and, of course we
talked about every subject under hea
ven. John had been living near where
the Benders lived at the time of the
murder of Dr. York, and when we
talked of the Benders I always thought
from John's .ways that he knew some
thing almut what became of them. I
was mighty curious to find out, and
many's the time I have asked him,
'John, what did become of the Ben
ders?' but he always put me off
with one answer. Each time he would
say, »The Benders? The Benders are all
right.' So,, although I inquired about
the Benders repeatedly— TOT my curi
osity was great— l never could get any
wiser. Well, we prospected along
until we got to Fort Yuma, Ariz. There
John took sick. I tended him and did
for him all that one man could do for
another. Col. Clarke, of the fort, was
also very kind in his assistance. We
were all three of us Masons, you
know, and doing the best we could.
Not that John ever wanted for any
thing. He bad money enough with him
and when ho died we buried him. and
I sent his money— some $700— his
sister. I shan't tell you his sister's
name— it won't do any good to tell it,
any way— nor where she lives. #
"It was while John was sick and not
long before he died that I quizzed him
about the Benders. So, at last, he told
me all about it, and 1 sat there and
made notes in my memorandum book,
i may have the book yet. I carried it
round with me in my miner's trunk,
and if it ain't in the mining trunk that
my boys have got with them out in the
mountains, it must be among the papers
in my trunk at the house. I'll look to
night and see. If I find it I'll drop in at
Mr. Butler's office after church."
"Was this man an eve-witness of what
he told you about at Fort Yuma?" asked
the reporter.
"Yes ; what he told me was from ac
tual knowledge. He mentioned no
names, but I knew who he meant when
he talked about 'the colonel.' You
know, too. The colonel had traced his
brother from Fort Scott right along up
to the Bender place, and there the trail
ended. Beyond that point he could
find no trace of his brother and no signs
of his horse. The disappearance of the
horse was an important fact in his
"I've always understood." said Mr.
Butler, "that they were never able to
explain how that horse was gotten out
of that country without some one know
ing something' about it."
"That's true," said the major. "My
understanding has always been, and I
think it comes from what John told me,
that Dr. York's horse was killed and
buried in the pond near the Bender
place. Any way, John's story was that
there were seven in the party and Col.
York with them, and that the colonel
bad come to the conclusion that the
Benders knew where his brother was.
He begged and implored of Kate Bender
to tell him what they had done with his
brother, but Kate wouldn't tell. He
ottered to take Kate and Mrs. Bender
back to town and see that no harm came
to them if they would only confess what
had become of his brother. But Kate
wouldn't tell a word. Her eyes flashed
and she said: 'You can't take me.' The
old woman whipped out a pair of pistols
and said she would tell nothing. 'You
can't take me.' She was overpowered
and disarmed in an instant, for the
colonel wouldn't let there be any shoot
ing. 'Don't fire a shot,' was his* words.
Finding he could learn nothing from
the two women be got on his horse
again and went back to town."
"And then what?"
"John said the bodies of the Benders
could be found, if any one chose to look
for them, in the old unused well some
300 yards north west of the Bender house.
That's where they were put. He didn't
give me all the details of the affair, but
I remember asking John wasn't it an
awful brutish thing? And he said: 'No,
not at all. The only instruments used
were the mallet and two-pound hammer
that had been used by the Benders in
their own murderous work.' He said
there wasn't a shot fired: that it was all
done decently and quietly. When it was
all over the party dispersed and -went to
their homes."
"How about the Benders' team and
wagon that was found bitched to a fence
near Thayer, some twelve miles or more
from the Bender place?"
"That team was driven off by one of
the party, whether to mislead people
who might want to make inquiries by
repeating the impression that the Ben
ders had left the country on the train,
or to serve some more convenient pur
pose. But at any rate it was the Ben
ders' wagon, though, and driven off as I
have described. Whether the party ever
told the colonel what had occurred I
don't know, but I do know that John
had always contended that the colonel
could tell something if he only would."
"When was all this told?"
"I can't give you the date from mem
ory, and there are some other little feat
ures 1 don't clearly recollect, but I have
given you the main facts, the substance
of it all. If I can find the book
with my notes of this conversation in it,
I'll show it to you, and you can get it
more fully. It isn't a full written state
ment or confession, but just a note here
and a note there that 1 made at the
time. I'll look through my papers and
see if 1 can find it. If it "isn't here it
must be In the trunk that's out with my
two boys in the mountains."
So far so good. The reporter, meeting
Maj. Hicks on the road to church, after
supper, learned that a partial search
had been made for the memorandum
book and that a further and closer hunt
would be made in the morning.
Pending the search the reporter made
careful inquiries as to the reliability of
any statement that Major Hicks might
make. Each person inquired of pro
nounced the major's reputation for
square dealing and veracity to be gilt
It was 9 o'clock next morning when
the reporter looked througe the window
of Maj.. I licks' office, and saw that gen
tleman seated at his table with two or
three old. worn memorandum books and
some other popers before him. There
was a little preliminary talk, and the
major said, regretfully:
"I can't find the book I want, and I
reckon it's out with my boys iv the
mountains. I've gone through all my
papers and it isn't here. But here's a
mining deed which was made in Yuma
about the lime that John was sick, and
that shows it must have been in the late
fall of 1881 that he told me about the
And that's all the major had to say on
the subject. He declined to allow the
reporter to give the name of the man
who died at Fort Yuma, though many
a Kansas man will recognize the
party alluded to by what is here
told about him. In telling what he had,
Maj. Hicks did not seem to think he
was telling any thing remarkable, but
talked simply and nlainly. and in a way
free from the affectation that is put on
at times by peple who think they have
secrets to impart.
The rest of the Bender story is fitted
in as follows: After it had keen discov
ered that the Bender house was de
serted—which desertion is necessarily
subsequent to the events here narrated
by Maj. Hicks' informant- a party went
over from Cherryvale and made the
discovery which so horrified the world.
The finding of Dr. York's body and the
bodies of eight other persons in the
Beuder garden lot was on May 5, 1873.
It was about April 7 that the seven men
went over from Cherryvale and vicinity
to inquire after Dr. York, who had left
Fort Scott on March 9 and had been
missing for over three weeks when In
quiries were first made as to his where
abouts. ■ • _'''>-.
A Subject for- Transplanting.
Ban Claire News.
While the Minnesota Democrats are
looking about for a candidate for gov
ernor they should not forget Congress
man Nelson. Knute is all right on the
tariff question. :;r>
Which Has the Most magnificent Water
Power in the Northwest.
An Almost Unbroken Forest at Hand,
Which Would Furnish Mills Plenty
of Material.
The city of St. Croix Falls, Wis., fifty
miles east of St. Paul, on the "Soo"
line, Is pleasantly situated on the east
bank of the St. Croix river, taking its
name from the most magnificent water
power in the Northwest. The rapids
begin four miles above the city and
have a fall of eighty feet. The average
flow of the river is 8,000 cubic feet per
second, giving nearly 800-horse power
for every foot of fall. The bed and
banks of the river, being of solid trap
rock, give a permanent foundation for
whatever structures may be built there
on. The lower dam will only require to
be 200 feet in length, and will give,
through a 1,000-foot raceway, a thirty
eight-foot head. This dam would be
within the town limits, which at this
point offers the best facilities for the
erection of mills, factories and every
thing calculated to benefit a city. This
property would have been long ago util
ized to its fullest extent, but, being in
litigation, no transfers could be made,
lhis has been cleared away, and the
brightest, future is open to St. Croix
Its railway facilities are good, and
within the next tew- months will be un
surpassed. The St. Paul & Duluth road
comes to Taylor's Falls, just opposite
on the Minnesota side of the river, while
the "Soo"' line runs a four-mile branch
into the center of the city from Godfrey
Junction on its main line. The Bur
lington, Stillwater & Duluth will this
season build through the city, running
within a few rods of the unsurpassed
water power its whole length. The
upper dam would control the immense
lumbering interest of the St. Croix and
its tributaries, there being a stretch of
twenty-live miles of navigable water
above, so logs could pass through to the
booms at the mouth of the river just as
they are required, and the costly jams
which occurred at the Dalles the past
two seasons would not again take
As St. Croix-Falls has power to manu
facture, is there anything to be manu
factured? This can be answered de
cidedly in the affirmative. To the north
and east is an almost unbroken forest
with inexhaustible timber— oak,
maple, ash, basswood and others in
abundance, and mills and factories
would have no lack of material. No !
better point on the continent for paper
nulls, as the magnificent basswood of I
the heavy soil and the poplar of the
ridges would supply the raw material
for decades at low prices, while straw
tor wrapping paper and millboard could
be had without limit from as good
an agricultural section as can be found •
in any country. Not only would saw
mills have a profitable output, but the
vast supplies of hard maple, white and
brown ash. and white and blue oak, and
other woods, could be worked to advant
age, and into whatever line they would
profit most. The mineral resources,
partly developed, are of much import
ance—copper, silver and gold being
found in the immediate vicinity. The
capitalist will here find profitable in
vestments for money, as with little ex
pense the natural resources can be fully
This is the sportman's paradise—
streams and lakes in the immediate
vicinity teeming with trout, black bass,
pike and pickerel, and all the feathered
game of the Northwest, as well as deer, i
are abundant in their season. The local
sport men are assidiotts in their atten- ,
tions to the visitor, supplying well- !
trained dogs, and every requisite for !
hunting ana fishing.
The city is romantically built on three i
terraces overlooking the' beautiful St.
Croix, and the world renounce! Delles.
which is visited by thousands yearly.
The central plateau is the business
portion, and the upper the principal
residence section. Every part is
supplied with water from living
springs. and of such volume
that a small section concentrated drives
Thompson's flouring mill, one ot the |
most complete in this region. The sup- j
ply is continuous. As a business point
mis is unexcelled, the land to the north
and east being a heavy clay loam, ren
dering it less liable to injury from dry
weather, thus insuring crops, and the
topographical structure is such that this
is the trading post for forty miles north
and east to the boundless forests, Good
timbered farming land may be pur- j
chased at from £5 to $10 per acre," ac- j
cording to location.
The educational wants are supplied j
by an efficient staff of teachers in a four- I
roomed brick school house, whilst the
various religious denominations are rep- j
resented by the Presbyterian, Episco- '
palian and Methodist, each having ser
vices. The two hotels are first class,
and when it is known that Landlord
Muller. of the Vincent house, is an old
Mississippi river captain, it is a
guarantee of an especially fine bill
of fare. Landlord Fisk, of the
St. Croix house, is an old resident
and popular. The manufactories
at present are few, consisting of Thomp- j
son's flouring mills, Seerv & Co.'s bar- |
rell-heading factory, with" an output of
a car a day, and a ski factory, owned by
netting Uemmestveldt.the champion '
ski jumper. It is new but increasing.
There are a number of large general I
stores among which are those owned by
Stevenson & Vincent, F. H. Thompson
& Son, Amery, Burns. Christopher
Bros., and others. Senator Mason ft Son
hardware exclusively. Also a number
of grocers, blacksmiths, bakers, butch
ers, druggists and others, making a com- I
plete city list. Keal estate is well >
looked after by J. S. Baker, who is a
large property owner as well as man
ager of the water power property. As
semblyman McCourt, a, wide awake I
rustler, and F. Nason. Blackstone is
represented by Lawn Dorothy and the
medical profession by Drs. Arnold and
Ilodkinson, while the one who wishes a
morning eye opener can take it straight
in three places. Mr. Blanding, a Dem
ocrat, holds down the regis
ter's chair in the land office,
while Mr. Heald, a Republican,
still keeps his seat as receiver, to which
he was appointed by President Arthur.
Miss Blanding's appointment as post- j
mistress, by President Cleveland, was a
good one, as she is capable and popular.
Tourists will find Liverymen C. <;.
Harvey and O'Neal ft Lillis on band
and obliging with the best of rigs.
The town needs a fire apparatus very
much and it could do good service as '
the water supply is most abundant from
the surrounding hills. The amount
saved on insurance would cover the ex
pense. A thoroughly competent drug
gist would also find a good opening
here. A bank is about being started.
The citizens are noted for their hos
pitality, and as a place for beauty of
location, salubrity of climate, facilities
tor hunting, fishing and manufactory.
and every other advantage, no place ran
excel the romantic city of St. Croix
Falls. _
And Throws Out a Gratuitous Re
. mark About St. Paul Corre- j
spondents. •';.:'
The directors of the Milwaukee Base •
Ball club have received a communica- j
tion from Manager Hart, who is still in .
San Francisco, together with his con
tract, in which he says: "1 have had a
letter from President Menges, of* Kan
sas City, in which he says he will fight
the American association club to the
bitter end and stick to the last, and 1
am satisfied that he will. I see the
smart St. Paul correspondents are doing
the same as last year at this time, plac
ing the Milwaukee* anywhere from fifth
to eighth in the race. I prefer that they
would do so, as I do not fear any of
them. Omaha Is strong In some particu
lars, but awfully weak in base running, ]
viz: Wilson, Lovett, Burdick. O'Con
nell, Miller, Doran and Sowders. St.
Paul is weaker in all respects than last
season. Dcs Moines, I think, has
strengthened, but just think of Ken
nedy, Cushman, Traflley and Whiteley
as base runners. Macullar and Steams
never were batsmen when they faced
pitchers. Without Hutchinson they are
not much, if any, stronger than lasl
season, except in the outfield. They
lost good ball players in Veach am!
Larocque when sober, and in Sutcliffe
and Clark they lost two good men. Kan
sas City is an unknown quantity, inas
much as they are pitted against new
people almost entirely. Minneapolis
will be no stronger than last year, and
Chicago and St. Louis will have to prove
what they are. We. if we have luck
with our pitchers, are GO per cent
stronger than last season. Shenkel and
Homer I think need not be counted as
experiments. If we open South we
will have a pretty rocky road to travel.
as we will have to meet the three strong
teams, Omaha, Kansas City and Dei
Moines, away from home to begin
with." b
Articles of Incorporation Pre
pared by the Committee—Barnes
Raises II in Offer.
Mayor Smith's office was the tryst
ing place yesterday afternoon of a num
ber of gentlemen united in the project
to provide an athletic park for the en
tertainment of -admirers of out-of-dooi
sports in St. Paul, the principal busi
ness on hand being the report of a com
mittee to draft by-laws and articles of
incorporation for the new association
that had been suggested.
Judge Cory and Messrs. Barnes ami
Pomeroy the members of the commit
tee submitted articles of incorporation,
the substance of which were as follows:
The name of the corporation to be The
St. Paul Athletic Park association the
nattne of its business to be the pur
chase and improvement of real estate
suitable for the practice and playing of
athletic and out-door games; the capi
tal stock was fixed at £40,000, divided
into 400 shares at £100 each, 40 i>er cent
of the stock to be paid in May 1. 1888.
and the remainder in installment- of
20 per cent for the .succeeding three
years: the highest amount of indebted
ness to which the corporation shall he
subject was stated to be fMlOOO; the
government of the association was
vested in a president and board of di
rectors, nine in number to be
elected annually by the stock
holders and all the officers
below that of president to be filled by
the directors. These documents ap
peared to be satisfactory to the meeting,
and Mayor Smith and George Thompson
were instructed to take the proper steps
to have the ai tides of incorporation fried
as required by law.aud report at a meet
ing to beheld Saturday afternoon, the
l*th inst., officers for the association to
serve until the stockholders should be
Manager Barnes, seeing that there
was a prospect of success lor the new
undertaking, increased bis offer for rent
of the new grounds from £800 to 91.500
per annum, besides guaranteeing to fur
nish, free of expense to the association,
a man to look after the grounds during
the year.
After the meeting next Saturday the
stock will be put upon the market, and
judging from the expressions of many
who have been approached on the sub
ject, it will not be a difficult task to dis
pose of it.
Still Bluffing.
Special to the Globe.
Ashland, Wis., Feb. John Ma
honey, temporary stakeholder, decided
to-night, inasmuch as Clow and Conley
could not agree on a place of meeting,
to meet Clow and his backer at Superior
Monday noon, where articles for the
coming skin-glove fight will be signed.
This decision was arrived at after con
siderable discussion, and if Clow does
not appear at that time Mr. Mahouey
will refuse to have anything more to do
with the matter. Conley says he will bo
ready to fight at any reasonable time-,
after signing articles." Mr. Hayes. Con
ley's backer, is willing to accept Ma
lioney as final stakeholder.
New Orleans Races.
New Okue Feb. 10.— The weather
was fine but the track slow:
First race, selling, four and a half furlongs
—starters: Itiirbana, Lizzie L Mike Whiting,
Little Bess, Viranza and Claude Brannon.
Claude Bran won by a nose. Itufliaua sec
ond, Lizzie L third. Time, 59 seconds.
Second race. Belling, rive furlongs—Start
ers: Joshua, Kternity. Trouble, Dave Hen
nessey, Gen. Price, Little Trumpet. Evange
line Kltie Hardy and .lack Brown. Dave Hen
nessey won by a half leinrth. lien. Price sec
ond, Evangeline third. Time. 1:03.
Third race, selling, six furlongs— Starters:
Red Leaf. Trance, Quotation. Princess and
Avery. Quotation won by a neck. Red Leaf
second, Avery third. Time. 1:19.
Fourth rate, handicap, seven and a half
furlongs— Starters: Wanderoo. Little Min
nie, O'Fellus and Little Sullivan. Little Sul
livan won by a length. Little Minnie second,
O'Fellus third. Time. I :4i.
A Chance for Some One.
John 11. Clark, who conducts a school
for sparring at the Bodega, has received
a letter from Dennis F. Butler, ex
champion long-distance swimmer of
America, and now manager of Frank
Herald, the heavy-weight fighter of
Philadelphia, asking him to arrange a
match for Herald for ten or twenty
rounds with any man in the Northwest.
He wants the "stakes to be $1,000. the
gate to be divided 23 and 75 per cent.
Herald has had matches with Mike Con
ley, Sparrow Golden and William Gabig,
and was once defeated by the great
John L.
A Lightweight This Time.
Another ambitious lightweight has
turned up who wants to go against
Weir, the "Spider."' lie weighs i:»
pounds and his name is Dominick
Barnes, of Toronto. Weir has concluded
to accommodate him and they will spar
six rounds with small gloves at the
Theater Continue, Minneapolis, to
night. This is the "Spider's" last ap
pearance in Minneapolis; as he starts on
a sparring tour Monday with George
Phalen. who received a benefit at Cat
diff & Donaldson's last night.
A Challenge for Albert.
New Yop.k, Feb. lb.— A gentleman
who has backed Rowell in nearly all of
his races has deposited $1,000 to match
the English pedestrian against Albert.
The backer of Kowell prefers to have
the match decided in England, and is
willing to throw it open to all first-class
pedestrians who are willing to put up a
stake of from $500 to $1,000 each. If
Albert objects to England, the race will
be made in America.
Will Fight for a Purse.
Special to the Globe.
Ashland, Wis,, Feb. 10. Paddy Mc-
Donald, of Duluth, who is here, says ho
will fight Tebo, the Frenchman, for
$500, but will ignore challenges from
unknowns for irate receipts. Tom
Fraker will accept Tebo's otter.
Scraps of Sport.
Dannie Xeedham will leave to-day for Ash
land, where he will tight Jimmy Connelly fif
teen rounds on the '_'4th inst. Needham has
gotten into pretty good shape since bis light
with Critl'ni, at Norwood, three weeks ago,
and will be ready to make a hard flgbt. Con
nelly is training in St. rani, and will strip a
nearly thirty pounds more than '.he cham
pion lightweight. ''^. ---■•'•-;
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1. 11 11 1 he 1- Output.
Chicago; Feb. lb.— Northwest
ern Lumberman in its issue of Saturday
will say that the output < f the white
pine mills of the Northwest for the sea
son of 1867 was 7,757.010,734 feet
of lumber and 4,110,400,750 shin
gles, as compared with 7,425,505,443 feet
of lumber and 4,577,530,710 shingles
in 1886. There was on hand at
the close of the sawing season 2,080,912,
--443 feet of lumber and 074,963,950
shingles, as compared with 3,003,092,90*
feet of lumber and 943,247,675 shingles
at a corresponding time in ISSC.
Grand Fork* Land Office.
Special to the ('.lobe.
Washington-, Feb. 16.— John Hill, of
Grand Forks, is the best indorsed man
for the receivership of the Grand Forks
land office, and present indications are
that he will soon be appointed.

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