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Make Spicy Reading.
Monday's Globe !
Gen. Sheridian's Condition so
Critical That He Can
Scarcely Survive.
No Great Change for the
Worse, But His Death is
Congressman Rice Is 111--
Patching- Up the Mills
A War Ship Ordered to Port
au Prince— Capital
Washington, May 26.— General Slier
idan's condition is extremely critical to
night, and his death at any moment
would not be unexpected. He had a re
currence of the heart trouble about 5
o'clock this afternoon, accompanied by
a serious sinking spell, which gave
great alarm to his physicians, who im
mediately took prompt and powerful
measures to rally him. These reme
dies have only given partial relief,
and at 10:30 o'clock to-night the
four physicians who have been in at
tendance are at his side closely and
anxiously watching every symptom. The
action of the heart is still very feeble
and has responded but imperfectly to
the remedies administered to him. The
attack came almost without premoni
tion, a slight feeling of faintness being
the only thing which warned
the physicians that a crisis
might be at hand. Up to
about 6:50 the general had been doing
very well and the family were in cheer
ful spirits at the strength and interest
in passing events shown by the sick
man. No symptoms of a recurrence of
the failure of the valves of the heart to
properly close had appeared and as the
attacks of the day previous had occurred
in the morning it was hoped that he
would quickly rally and become better
able to meet any future dangers. As
soon as it became evident, however,
that valvular failure of the heart had
again set in, they saw that their cher
ished hopes of a successful rally
Everything possible was done for the
patient, but with only imperfect suc
cess. Digitalis and whisky were ad
ministered and finally a blister was put
over the heart. These applications
stimulated the heart to an increased ac
tion, though not to the extent
that was desired. The blister was
not intended so much to -counter
act the present attack as to prevent a
subsequent one. The general's return
to nearly the normal condition
in which he has been since his ill
ness was slower than from any of the
previous attacks, and the doctor said of
the attack, "It was pretty severe."
At B o'clock he had recovered some
what from his attack; and was getting
on comparatively comfortably. He
was still an object of earnest solici
tude, however, and the doctors
did not leave his side. Mrs.
Sheridan also remained constantly
near. The attack was unacom
panied by pain, and he was conscious
and thoroughly aware of the gravity of
the situation. A bulletin stating his
condition was to have been given to
the press at S:3O o'clock, but owing
to the extremely critical con
dition of the general it was
not issued until 10 o'clock. A
few minutes after that hour one of his
aides stepped out of the house upon the
portico and gave to the newspaper men
who gathered around him the official
statement of the physicians. It reads:
10 p. m. — Gen. Sheridan passed a
comfortable day, took plenty of nour
ishment, spoke cheerfully and hope
fully, and generally did well until 4:50
o'clock this afternoon, when the
action of the heart became very
feeble, from which condition it has
reacted imperfectly at this time.
He is suffering neither pain nor distress.
He thoroughly understands, as he and
all his family have done from the be
ginning, the gravity of the situation,
but is now and has been, very tranquil,
undismayed and hopeful for the best.
R. M. O'Relly.
(has. B.Byrne.
11. O. Yarrow*.
Washington, May 20.
Mrs. Sheridan says that his improved
condition during the day was evident.
He was bright and cheerful and read
the papers, laughing whenever he
found anything that pleased him.
When he found some statements,
however, that he was very
ill. he was not pleased, and was not
backward in making the fact known.
The family endeavored to keep some of
the more alarming accounts from him;
but he at once noticed the absence
of the papers and called for them.
He enjoyed the presence of his
children in his room two or
three times during the afternoon, and
two or three intimate friends were al
lowed to see him. There was a chronic
imperfect closure of the valves of the
heart, thus allowing blood which has
been discharged from that organ to be
forced back again, thereby imposing
additional buiden upon it. The imme
diate danger lies in the fact that in one
of his weak or fainting spells the gen
and this peril is always to be appre
hended. It is on this account that the
presence of a physician is constantly
needed in order that some pow
erful heart * stimulant may be im
mediately administed to tide the
patient over any attack which may
occur. It is said that Gen. Sheridan has
been troubled with this affection of the
heart for at least three or four years,
and that he must have known of it for
one or two years. It is said to be a dis
ease with which many men who are
actively engaged in business and
have clear heads and apparently
good health are afflicted. They
live a long a time and go about ordinary
avocations, while in other cases the dis
ease quickly runs its course and causes
the death of the person troubled with
it. In nine cases out of ten it is said
to be caused by acute rheumatism,
aud it is not at all improbable that
Gen. Sheridan may have contracted this
heart trouble in the exposures incident
to his military service. Mrs. Sheridan,
the general's mother, will not come to
Washington, as has been stated. She
is very old, in feeble health, and- it is
thought she would be unable
to stand the journey here.
The general's strength kept up re
markably well, and he was able to walk
across the floor without assistance and
to move from his bed to an easy chair
with little apparent effort. He took
considerable nourishment, mostly pep
tonized milk, though a dish of chicken
broth was also given him in the aftcF
H^ sxjir*B issue. =
noon. At midnight there was no change
in Gen. Sheridan's condition.
It Is Only a Cold, However, and
He Is in No Danger.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, D. C, May 26.—Con
gressman Rice was unable to go to the
capitol yesterday and spent to-day in
bed. His physician states that Mr.
Rice is suffering only with a cold and
is in no danger whatever. He says that
Mr. Rice will be up and dressed to
morrow and probably able to go to the
capitol Monday if the weather is favor
The Democrats of the House Cut
and Patch the Mills Bill in
Washington, May 26.— Demo
crats of the "house assembled in caucus
this evening to consider proposed
amendments to the Mills bill. There
was a large attendance of members, the
meeting being presided over by Mr. Mc-
Creary, of Kentucky. Mr. Cox being ab
sent on account of sickness, and Mr.
Wilson of West Virginia, acting as secre
tary. Mr. Randall was hot present, being
out of town. The Democratic members
of the ways and means committee re
ported back quite a number of the
amendments which had been submitted
since the last caucus with favorable
recommendations, and the caucus im
mediately proceeded to consider the re
port. The amendments were taken up
in the order in which the items occur in
the bill.
On motion of Mr. Lawler, of Illinois,
glue was taken from the free list and
allowed to remain at its present
rate of duty, viz., 20 per
cent ad I valorem. When plate
glass was reached Mr. Clardy, of Mis
souri, earnestly besought the caucus to
adopt his amendment (which had been
rejected by the committee) restoring to
the existing rates the duties on plate
glass. He said that this was a matter of
vital interest in his district and adverse
action by the party might result in po
litical disaster.
Mr. O'Neil, of Missouri, supported
Mr. Clardy, and took occasion to defend
the right of representatives to vote
according to their convictions upon
amendments ottered in the house. His
remarks excited considerable feeling in
the caucus, and a lively debate followed.
Up to this writing the following articles
have been taken from the free
list and restored to existing rates of
duty: Glue, gelatine and all similar
preparations, fish glue or isingglass;
liquorice juice, nitrate of soda, bone
black, ivory drop black and bone
char, hatters' furs not on the
skin, plaster of Paris when ground
or calcined, plate glass of sizes larger
than 24 by 60 inches was restored to the
present rate of duty. Marble-rough was
made dutiable at 45 cents per cubic foot.
It was on the free list of the bill and
now pays a duty of 65 cents. Liquorice
paste or rolls was raised from 4 cents (as
in the bill) to 5 cents per pound. It was
also resolved to fix the duty on slabs
and billets of steel at §17 per ton (the
existing rate) instead of at §11 per ton,
as fixed by the bill.
On motion of Mr. Ford, of Michigan,
German looking-glass plates were added
to the free list.
Mr. Rayner succeeded in having win
dow glass and bottles restored to the
existing duties. . Encaustic tiles not
glazed or enamelled were reduced in
duty from 30 to 20 per cent, and jute
bags for grain were placed on the free
Mr. Tarsney, of Michigan, made a
strong plea to have the duty on salt re
duced instead of making it duty free,
but before the paragraph relating to
that article was reached Mr. Tarsney
was obliged to leave the hall, and no
final action was taken.
A long discussion then arose as to the
rates of duty imposed by the cotton
schedule, but no change was made, and
the caucus adjourned to meet. Monday
night. Meanwhile a resolution was
passed imposing absolute secresy upon
all members as to the night's proceed
The sections relating to cotton bag
ging were under consideration when
the adjournment was had. The legisla
tive appropriation bill will be pressed to
a conclusion in the house before the
tariff bill is again taken up.
It Is That the Mills Bill be Consid
ered in the Committee of the
Whole— Nelson's Bluff.
Washington, May 26.— The house
adjourned at 1:05 p. in. and the Repub
lican members immediately went into
caucus. Up to 3:30 o'clock the caucus
confined itself to a discussion of the
general policy of the party. .Represent
ative Hovey, of Indiana, made a speech
earnestly urging the Republicans to
combine in an effort to force the Demo
crats to take a decided stand in pension
legislation. As a part of his plan, he
urged that the bill to remove restric
tions upon the arrears of pension be
made a party issue if possible, and that
the Democrats be placed in the position
of antagonizing this and other pension
bills by refusing consideration for
them. Mr. Hovey's remarks were
well received and led to a num
ber of other suggestion in the same line.
Subsequently a resolution was unani
mously adopted declaring it to be the
sense of the Republican members of the
house that the committee on rules be
instructed to report a resolution as
signing days for all general pension
legislation, and that the order be made
a continuing one until all such legisla
tion is disposed of.
Mr. Houk, of Tennessee, then moved
the following resolution, which was
unanimously adopted :
Resolved," That it is the sense of
this caucus that the committee on
rules of the house of representatives
should report a resolution making it in
order as a matter of privilege to move
to discharge the committee on educa
tion from further consideration of the
Blair educational bill and report it to
the house for further consideration at
the earliest practicable day during this
Members of the ways and means
committee next laid before the caucus
the formal prooosition that had been
made by Mr. Mills to dispense with
debate on the tariff bill under the five
minute rule, ana a long debate ensued.
At the beginning several members
favored the acceptance of the proposi
tion, but in the end they were induced
to join in making the action of the
caucus upon the subject unanimous.
It was disclosed during the debate that
the general sentiment of the caucus
was that if the Republican tariff bill
should be formulated it should fully and
emphatically represent the Republican
Mr. Kelly vigorously protested
against the formulation of any bill, and
other members argued that it was not
reasonable to lequire a minority party
to submit a bill which necessarily
would not fully meet the views of the
members of that party, but mustjbe
constructed with a view to securing suf
ficient strength for passage from the I
majority party.
Mr. Nelson, of Minnesota, while
urging the preparation of a bill, re
marked that
1 with the Mills bill, aud added that 1
Minnesota could be relied upon to give
a Republican majority this fall regard
less of the action of the house on the
Finally, Mr. Brown, of Indiana, of
fered the following resolution, which
was unanimously adopted.
Resolved, That it is the sense of this
caucus that the pending tariff bill be
taken up and considered in committee
of i the whole, under the * five-minute
rule in the usual way, section by sec
tion, and paragraph by paragraph.
The caucus, which" had lasted four
hours, then adjourned.
The Civil Service Commission Is
to Have More Clerical Help.
Washington, May 26.— The house
went into committee of the whole (Mr.
Blount, of Georgia, in the chair) on the
legislative, executive and judicial ap
propriation bill. The pending amend
ment offered by Mr. McComas, of Mary
land, increasing the clerical force of the
civil service commission, was advocated
by Mr. Treacy, of New York, who said
that the increase would enable the
president to extend the classified list.
The president had been criticised for
not having made the extension. The
president was not to blame. He waited
for action on the part cf the com
mission, and the commission was de
layed by reason of the want of neces
sary means which congress alone couid
provide. He was glad to see the com- i
mendable spirit of emulation shown by
gentlemen on both sides to prove the
interest of their respective parties in
the cause of civil service reform.
Mr. Whithorne, of Tennessee,thought
that with 20,000 licentiates waiting for
admission to civil service, there was no
necessity for having that number multi
plied. The effect of t he multiplication
would be to debauch the young men and
women of the country by withdrawing
them from business pursuits and putting
them on the anxious seat as applicants
for office. He was glad that he had voted
against the civil service law. He be
lieved then, as he believed now, that it
was anti-Republican and anti-Demo
cratic in its tendencies. He believed
that it would grow to be a sore on the
body politic, full of mischief and dan*
ger to the theory which the govern
ment was founded. Standing as he did
as one of the complainants against the
administration for not turning Republi
cans out and putting Democrats in, he
had reason to admire the
to the pledges made in his letter and his
course in the execution of what he
found to be the law of the land. He
knew, in his own personal experience,
that when he had applied to the presi
dent for the removal of officeholders
because they were Republicans, the
president had stood immovable. Iv his
own state of Tennessee there had not
been one single removal of a presi
dential appointee. The president had
waited until the official term expired.
Mr. Hopkins, of Illinois — Was any
charge of inefficiency brought against
any of them?
Mr. Whithorne— l take it for granted
that the inefficiency is the Republican
ism ot the officeholder (laughter). lam
perfectly frank, for I believe that at the
ballot box the people of the United
States are sovereigns and there they
preserved the character of our institu
tions, and any body, civil service com
mission or not, that stands between
them and their judgment, is working
contrary to the theory of our institu
Mr. Hopkins— l thank you for your
Mr. Whithorne— l am frank; and if
you ever come into power, and God for
bid that you do, I hope you will act on
the principle 1 have stated.
Mr. Adams, of Illinois, favored the
increase of force, believing that the
system should be tried in good faith and
that the commission should be given
ample appropriations to find out whether
the system was a failure or a success.
He believed, that
was far better than an alleged civil
service system which was accused and
suspected from one end of the country
to the other of being carried out with
Mr. Enloe, of Tennessee, stated that
he was not enamored with the civil
service law, but he asserted that its ad
ministration by the Democrat party was
much more sincere than had been its
administration by the Republican party.
He cited instances of the violation of
the law by Republicans in ISBO. when
he was interrupted by Mr. McComas
with the question whether he wanted to
stop those violations in 1880 or 1888. He
replied that if they were to be stopped
at all the country must look to the Dem
ocrat party to stop them.
Mr. Williams, of Ohio, said that the
remarks of gentlemen on the other side
reminded him of the pot calling the ket
tle black. *
Mr. Butler, of Tennessee, said that
the Democratic party in Tennessee had
a method which* beat Jay Hubbell all
hollow. He sent to the clerk's' desk
and had read a letter from J. R. M.
Davis, secretary of the Hancock county
Democratic committee to United States
Commissioner Williams at Xenophon,
Term., asking him what steps he in
tended to take in the next campaign
and saying "the party is willing to give
to gain strength; but otherwise say bus
iness will be withheld."
Mr. Whitthorne— know nothing
about the truth of the allegations.l don't
know the parties; but I am gratified for
one that tile thing is working. [Laugh
ter]. The amendment was then agreed
to, 81 to 71. While the vote was in prog
ress Mr. Spinola, of;New|York, entered
the chamber and inquired what the
pending question was. On being in
formed by the chair that the vote was
on the amendment increasing the force
of the civil service commission, he
passed between the tellers with the re
mark: "I want to be recorded in the
negative, against that relic of federal
ism." The amendment provides for
one additional clerk of class 3, one of
class 2 and one at §1,000, and increases
the appropriation for necessary travel
ing expenses from $4,000 to §5,000.
Mr. Grain, of Texas, raised a point of
order against the appropriation of §3,600
for the salary of the first auditor of the
treasury. He quoted from the statute
law fixing the salary of this official at
§4,000, and denounced the practice of
cutting down salaries on appropriation
bills. It the salaries of government offi
cials were too large, a general bill re
ducing them should be brought in, but
they should not be reduced in an appro
priation in order to enable the Demo
cratic party to go before the people in
an election year and point to economical
appropriations. The point of order was
sustained and the appropriation ruled
out, adjournment following.
That Is the Plaint of the Gold
and Sliver Beaters' Association.
Washington, May 26.— The sub
committee of the committee on finance
of the senate, having in charge the in
vestigation of the tariff, will begin, on
May 30 to consider the glass and earth
enware schedule, and will hear, during
the week, such persons as have infor
mation to give" respecting this,
schedule, To-day the sub-committee
was addressed by Charles Bryce and
Edwin Radford, of New York, repre
senting the Gold and Silver Beaters'
association. They advocated an in
creased rate oj duty qu gold leaf and
Dutch metal leaf. The present duties
are 10 and 15 per cent, recpectively,
which they represent, afford no protec
tion whatever. They say their busi
ness was being undermined and
gradually destroyed by increasing im
portations of Dutch.metal leaf.
Senators Listen to Suggestions
Regarding River Improvements.
Washington, May 26.— Senator Pad
dock's committee on Mississippi river
improvements to-day continued its hear
ing on the proposed improvement of the
outlets system. Capt. Thomas Leath
ers, for forty years a Mississippi river
steamboatman, was upon the witness
stand during the session. He criti
cised the methods of the river commis
sion as tending to shoal the river and
create overflows. He advocated the out
let system as a remedy for existing
evils. A delegation of steamboatmen
and several members of the Louisiana
delegation in the house were present
The hearings will becontinued next
Fears ot a Revolution.
Washington, D. C, May 26.— The
secretary of state has been informed by
the United States consul at Port au
Prince, Hayti, that fears are entertained
of another revolutionary outbreak on
that island. The report was of such a
character that it was deemed advisable
to send a naval vessel to the island for
the protection of the lives of American
citizens there, and a telegram was sent
Rear Admiral Luce, commanding the
North Atlantic squadron now anchored
off Port Royal, S. C, to dispatch one of
the vessels of his squadron on that mis
To Improve the Brazos.
Washington, May 26.—Representa
tive Stewart, of Texas, to-day from the
committee on rivers and harbors re
ported favorably Representative Cram's
bill, authorizing the Brazos River Chan
nel and Dock Company of Texas to con
struct such permanent and sufficient
jetties and auxiliary works as may be
necessary to create and permanently
maintain a navigable channel at the
mouth of the Brazos river, Texas, be
tween the river and the Gulf of Mexico.
Notables Grasp Hands.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, D. C, May 26.— non.
Michael Doran called upon Congress
man Rice this morning, accompanied by
Judge Wiison, and afterward paid his
respects to Postmaster General Dickin
son and Secretary Vilas. He left this
afternoon for New York to visit his
daughters, who are there at school.
Congressman Wilson was in his seat in
the house to-day. Although he has been
quite sick for a day or two, he is now
seemingly well again.
Bond Offerings Saturday.
Washington, May To-day's
bond offerings aggregated §440,050, in
lots as follows: Four per cent coupon
$25,000 at 127%; 4 per cent registered
•571,050, at from 127 to 128; 4J£ per cent
registered §150,000 at 108%; 4% per
cent coupon §200,000 at 10S^. The
secretary of the treasury accepted one
§50 4 per cent registered bond at 127.
Investigating Riots.
Washington, May 26.— The senate
committee to investigate the Jackson,
Miss., election riots, after a suspension
of three or four weeks, has resumed its \
sittings, having secured six fresh wit
nesses from Jackson. The sitting is be
ing continued with closed doors.
Moisture at the Capital.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, D. C, May 26.— For
two weeks past this city has been rained
upon daily, and there is a great deal of
sickness of a malarial nature caused
thereby. Clear weather to-morrow and
Monday •is said to be all that is neces
sary for the recovery of Gen. Sheridan
Hail in Kansas.
Abilene, Kan., May There was a
heavy hail storm to-day throughout
Dickinson and Ottawa counties. At
Manchester, this county, a bank
building in conrse of erection
was demoralized by the wind. At
Vine's Creek, Ottawa county,
a cyclone struck the residence of W. A.
Tudor, completely demolishing it and
burying Mrs. Tudor and daughter in the
ruins. They were badly injured, but
not fatally. At Detroit, this county,
and Millonvale, Cloud county, the
hail was accompanied by vast clouds of
dust, turning day into night. Barns
and residences were more or less in
jured, but no one was hurt. Crops
were not badly damaged.
Louisiana Democrats.
Baton Rouge, May 27.— The Demo
cratic state convention to elect delegates
to the national convention at St. Louis,
met here to-day. Samuel D. McEnerey,
Charles Parlange, James Jeffries, and
Dudley Avery were chosen delegates
at large. The following district*
delegates were elected. First, Judge
Walter 11. Rogers and John Dymond;
second, Judge R. C. Davey and Peter
Farrall; third, Andrew Pryorand Henry
McCall; fourth, David Pierson and
James Brice; fifth, G. C. Goodman and
J. B. Richardson; sixth, J. J.Barrow
and Mr. Webb; electors-at-large, A. H.
May, of Orleans, and Frank P. Stubbs,
of Ouachita.
Free Wool. '
We import about 150,000,000 pounds
of wool for our factories, and we grow
about 200,000,000 pounds. Pennsyl
vania grows about 9.50.000 pounds of
wool, worth about §340,000. We con
sume about §60,000,000 of woolens in
that state, and free wool would reduce
the cost of our woolens to consumers
from §10,000,000 to §12,000,000 annually.
All hides are now free, but goat skins
tanned or dressed are now subject to 20
per cent duty and are made free by the
[ills bill. The chief supply of goat
skins comes from Spain, Germany, Rus
sia and Italy.
Gould Has Neuralgia.
New York, May 27.— World says
that Jay Gould, who was reported in
Wall street yesterday as seriously ill,
and even dead, has merely been suffer
ing with his old neuralgia of
the head— that he left last even
ing for a tour of inspection over the
Missouri Pacific system, intending to
go as far as Pueblo, Colo., and- that he
will probably remain in Colorado, at the
Springs, for a time.
**•**»' --
Refused to Marry Him.
Albany, N. V., May 26— even
ing Joseph Scherer, aged twenty-two,"
employed in a restaurant in this city,
shot and killed Lizzie McCarty, aged
twenty-one, and then shot and killed
himself. He had been keeping com-*
pany with the girl and she had refused
to marry him. *.■'.;*- '•* :■-.
--*" ■**>
Boston Corbett Escapes.
Topeka, Kan., May 26.— Boston Cor
bett, the slayer of John Wilkes Booth,
escaped from the state insane asylum
to-day and is still at large. He had
been an inmate of the institution for
oyer a ear. . - ---?-.•
Such Was the Slaughter of
the Drake Family at
A Forger and Horse Thief
Rounded Up at Grand
Miss Dupuy Sings a New
Song to the Grand
School Exhibition at Mankato
—Land Leaguers Are Be
ing Boycotted.
Special to the Globe.
La Crosse, Wis., May 2G.— Specials
from Viroqua in regard to the murder
of four members of the Drake family
show it to have been the most hideous
crime ever committed in this part of the
country. The inquest was held to-day
by Justice Spurrier, and the verdict is
that Reuben Drake and his wife Ma
tilda, together with their two grand
children, Denver and Laura Dupee,
aged four and six years respectively,
came to their deaths at the hands of
some unknown person or persons the
evening of May 24. The bloody deed
was committed about 9 o'clock. The
old people had not yet retired, but the
children had gone to bed and were
asleep. From appearances the mur
derer went to the front door and
knocked, and when the old lady opened
the door she was shot dead, and Mr.
Drake soon after shared the same fate.
Her body lay by the door and his in the
center of the room. Two balls pierced
each of their bodies. Mrs. Drake was
shot through the body and heart, and
her husband through the head and
breast. The children were in a bed
room adjoining the living room, in
which was two beds. The little four
year-old girl was found lying as if
asleep, with her throat
Her head was nearly severed from the
body. The boy had evidently been
awakened by the commotion and made
a struggle for his life. His throat was
also but and haggled, but not sufficiently
to cause death. His hands were cut to
the bone on the palms and fingers as if
he had grabbed the blade of a knife
and had received wounds while trying
to ward off the blows of the murderer
who pulled the knife blade through the
child's hands. The knife passed en
tirely through his heart. The weapons
used were a six-shooter revolver, 32-cal
iber, and a Ions: and double-edged knife.
Two stray shots were found in the
room ; one entered the ceiling not far
from the door. It is now known that
there was due Mrs. Drake on two notes,
§1,400, upon which §100 were paid May
11. At that time it was reported in the
neighborhood that she had received the
whole amount. The papers and valua
bles of the family were kept in a bu
reau in the siting room. The drawers
were pulled out and a complete search
had been made for the money. Every
thing about the premises had been ran
sacked. So far as known, there was no
money in the house. At most, only a
few dollars were secured. The supposi
tion is that the crime was the work of
one or more persons in the neighbor
hood, and the only theory that can be
advanced for the killing of the children
is that they were awakened and had
recognized the murderers. Gov. Rusk
has ottered a reward of §500 for the ar
rest of the murderers in any part of the
William E. Masters, Wanted for
Various Crimes, Captured at
Gilby, Dak.
Special to the Globe.
Grand Forks, Dak., May Will
iam Masters, wanted by the St. Paul and
Minneapolis authorities for forgery,
and by the officers here for horse steal
ing, was captured at Gilby, this county,
to-day by Sheriff Swan. As a bold, dar
ing villain, Masters is a howling suc
cess. He is scarcely out of his teens,
but the dexterity with which he has
committed crime and evaded arrest
would do credit to Jesse James in his
palmiest days. Early last fall he was
arrested for selling property he had
previously mortgaged to H. L. Whittled,
of this city, but owing to some misun
derstanding about the date set for
his hearing, the prosecuting witness
was out of town, and Mas
ters was again set at liberty.
As soon as he was turned loose by the
sheriff and before a new process could
be served on him he went to the livery
Stable of Lynch & Ryan, of this city,
and hired a horse and bugey, which he
drove to Larimore, twenty-eight miles
west of here, where he sold the outfit
and proceeded to Northwood, eighteen
miles.south of Larimore, stole a span of
mules, which he also sold, and skipped
for parts unknown. He was not heard
of again for about two months, when he
turned up in Minneapolis, where he forg
ed several checks upon various business
houses, got them cashed and fled the
country. A few days after this, how
ever, he was seen at Bottineau, Dak.,
where he was arrested by the sheriff of
Bottineau county upon a telegram
from the sheriff at Minneapolis,
but before he could be turned
over to the Minneapolis officer he
slipped the handcuffs and escaped across
the international line and went to Win
nipeg, since which time he was not
heard of until a few days ago, when
Sheriff Swan, who has kept a constant
lookout for him, learned of his being in
the northern part of the county, where
his parents live, and to-day, bright and
early, the sheriff drove out to Gilby,
where he found his man and arrested
him while he was yet in bed. His friends
made an effort to throw the sheriff off >
the - scent, but he was too shrewd for
them, and Masters is now safe behind
the bars in the county jail.
That Is the Song Miss Dupuy Sung ■
to the Grand Jury.
Special to the Globe.
• Sioux City, 10., May 26.— About two
months ago a sixteen-year-old daughter
of J. L. Dupuy, a street car driver, gave
birth to a boy. baby, and being very sick
and not expected to live," made a state
ment charging her father with being
the author of her ruin. He was ' ar
rested and has since been in jail. -Yes
terday Miss Diipuy went, before the
grand jury and s\Vbre • that she never
.made the statement attributed to her,
and that the father of her child is a man
whom she never saw . until the day he
ruined her, and has not seen him since.
She swore that while visiting in Monona
county last summer she was met one
evening by a stranger, who made im
proper proposals to her, and on her re
fusing his request he threw her down
and accomplished his purpose and
there left her; that she proceeded on
her way and told no one of the occur
rence till now. Her story is generally
believed to be "cooked up" to shield
her father, who is thought to be guilty
of the crime for which he was arrested.
He was released from jail to-day.
Pupils of Mankato's Schools Give
an Entertaining Exhibition.
Special to the Globe.
Mankato, Minn., May 26.— A mag
nificent exhibition of work done by
pupils in the public schools was given
to-day at the Union building. The dis
play of fancy work, drawings, paint
ings, wood carving, decorations and
ornamental articles, all the work of
pupils of the Mankato public schools,
was attractive and interesting. Prof.
Bechdolt and his excellent corps of
teachers are deserving of great praise
for the fine exhibition of the fruits of
the past school year. The high school
display of domestic and fancy work,
wood carving and fretwork, prospective
drawing and studies in crayon and oil
was worthy of the hightest commenda
tion. The teachers of the Pleasant
Grove building are entitled to great
praise for the taste and neatness dis
played in the exhibit of that school.
The primary grades of all the schools
displayed some very good work in
paper laying, perforation, copy
sketches, color combinations, mat weav
ing, paper designs, penmanship, etc.
The intermediate grades had on exhibi
tion of pencil sketches, object studies,
original designs, studies in shading,
silhouettes executed in India ink, fine
pen work, models in clay of which
some were most artistically and deli
cately moulded. The grammar grades
exhibited some remarkably fine penman
ship, decorative and fancy embroidery
and needlework, wood carving, sketch
ing from models, working diagrams,
pencil studies, etc. On the whole, the
exhibits displayed great taste and skill
among the pupils of the schools, and
speak well for the work done in these
A Move to Reform the Saloons in
Covington, Neb.
Special to the Glot>e.
Sioux City, 10., May 26.— When pro
hibition abolished the saloons here a
number of dealers crossed the river to
Covington,. Neb., and opened .up busi
ness. Since this every day there has
been a disturbance of some kind in that
town, and shooting affrays have been
chronicled along with the every day
troubles of the scums and low trash that
made the town theif rendezvous. After
enduring this as long as possible the
president of the village council took
steps yesterday to cancel the licenses of
six saloonmen, including Arensdorf and
Heoder— of the defendants in the
Haddock murder case, and there is a
prospect that he will succeed. His
grounds for this step is that the holders
of the licenses are not citizens of Ne
braska, all of them yet retaining their
residence in Sioux City.
That Is the Cry of Mr. Day, Who
Will Be Heard From in St.
Special to the Globe.
Grand Forks, Dak., May 26.— M. H.
Day arrived here on the late train last
night and spent the day with his friends,
leaving in the evening for the South.
Aside from reiterating his claims of bad
treatment from Governor Church and
his friends, he had nothing to say re
garding politics, but promises to let Da
kotians hear from him at St. Louis. His
visit here at this time is claimed to be
purely in the interest of business
negotiations relative to his mining en
terprise. Col. G. H. Maguire, of Pem
bina, and one of the regular delegates
to the St. Louis convention, was also
here to-day and left for the South on
the same train with Mr. Day. From
Fargo, however, he goes to Bismarck
and from there to St. Louis. ,1-;; ~u,„.
Funeral of Mrs. Senator Sawyer.
Special to the Globe.
Oshkosh, May 26.— Services over the
remains of Mrs. Senator Sawyer took
place this afternoon, and were very
largely attended. The parlor in which
the casket lay was transformed into a
conservatory, and the casket was hidden
by elaborate floral devices. Rev. E. H.
Smith, of the First Congregational
church, delivered an impressive address
and a choir rendered several hymns.
The remains were f taken to the city
cemetery and '■'. deposited in the vault.
Friends werepresent from Washington,
Milwaukee, Fond dv Lac and Mari
A Newspaper Sold.
Special to the Globe. -vf
Black River Falls, Wis., May 26.
—Clement J. Strong has purchased and
will assume control of the Wisconsin
Independent of this city to-day. Under
the new management it will be inde
pendent in politics.
That Is the Status of the Officers
of the National League A Meet
ing Called.
Chicago, May 26.— A dispatch from
Lincoln, Neb., says: President Fitz
gerald and Secretary Sutton, of the
Irish National League in America, have
telegraphed to the different members of
the executive committees a call for a
■ meeting of the committee at Cleveland,
0., June 12. The object of the meeting
is not given, but it is undoubtedly in re
gard to the action necessary in the face
of the pope's rescript, which has cre
ated so much discussion in league cir
cles. In this city, the headquarters of
the league. Bishop Bonacum, the new
resident bishop, has inaugurated a sys
tem of boycott against the officers of the
league, refusing Secretary Sutton, Mr.
Eagau and others admission to his pres
ence on account of the resolutions
passed at a recent league meeting at the
instance of President Fitzgerald. These
resolutions declared the pope had no
right to dictate politics to the National
league or to interfere with its plans, ,
and further promised to the Irish mem
bers of parliament the continued sup
port of the National league in America
to the plan of campaign, as followed by
the Irish leaders. These facts point to a
highly interesting session of the league
executive committee at Cleveland. The
membership of the committee com
prises the general officers of the league,
with one member for each state and ter
ritory and the Canadian provinces.
Sudden Death of District Attor
ney Selby. of Grand Forks.
Special to the Globe.
Grand Forks, Dak., May 26.— Hon.
W. A. Selby, an old resident, widely and
favorably known throughout the Red
River valley and district attorney of
this county, died at 4 o'clock to-day,
after a week's illness. He was taken
down during the April term of court
with a severe attack of nervous prostra
tion, from which he partially recovered
only to be attacked by pneumonia,
which, together with the affliction from
which he was then suffering, resulted
in his death. He was most highly re
spected by all and esteemed for his
honesty, uprightness and unfaltering
conscientious fidelity to public duty.
In his death the people lose one of the
best officers and noblest men the county
ever had. He was a Knight Templar
and worshipful master of Acacia lodge.
He was also a prominent and active
member of the G. A. R.,which organzia
tion frequently honored him with places
of preferment and trust. His funeral
will be held Tuesaay, under the aus
pices of the Masons ana G. A. R. He
eaves a widow and three children.
Located Fifteen Elevators.
Special to the Globe.
Winona, Minn., May 26.— A party of
railroad and grain men, including
Assistant General Superintendent Hol
lenbeck, Assistant General Freight
Agent Foster, H. C. Garvin, George M.
Brush, H. J. O'Neill, O. L. Marfield, of
Winona, and C. W. Seefield, of St.
Charles, returned this morning from a
trip along the Winona & St. Peter and
Dakota Central division of the North
western. Fifteen elevators were lo
cated along the lines with a capacity of
from 15,000 to 20,000 each, by the Winona
Mill company, O.L. Marfield & Co., C.
W. Seefield, Dyar, Ingham & Co. and
Archer & Howe. .The , party report the
acreage in Minnesota as somewhat less
than last year, but the prospects were
very encouraging. In Dakota every
thing looks very flattering for a prosper
ous season. The acreage is increased
largely over last year. Farmers are
feeling well over the prospects. The
increase in acreage has been in corn
and barley rather than wheat. Very
few chinch bugs were in sight and it is
thought that the cold, damp weather
has destroyed most of them.
A Great Crowd Promised.
Special to the Globe.
Fergus Falls, May 26.— The mem
bers of the G. A. R. post here are mak
ing big preparations for the . approach
ing encampment, which will be here
June 5, 6, 7 and 8 next. Arches are be
ing erected now on all the principal
cross streets and will be decorated next
week. Every business place will dec
orate and most of the residences.
Already nearly every surrounding post
has signified its intention of attending,
as also have a number of brass bands.
This gives promise of being the largest
attended affair of any kind that has ever
been held in this city.
. A Change in Proprietorship.
Special to the Globe.
Huron, Dak., May 26.— This even
ing's Huronite announced that* Augus
tine Davis and Herbert E. Crouch have
sold their interest in the establishment
to J. W. Shannon and John Longstaff,
who take possession Monday. Mr. Davis
I became connected with the paper a few
months after it started in 1880, is presi
dent of . the * Dakota Press association,
and was secretary of the Dakota Mutual* .
and Fidelity Insurance companies and
has a wide reputation as a journalist.
Mr. Shannon was one of the founders
of the Huronite, and is known as one of
l the best newspaper men in the North
Monday's Globe!
NO. 148.
west. He will have full editorial charge,
and Mr. Longstaff will conduct the bush
ness affairs. The price paid was $15,
--000. The new firm will not change tha
political complexion of the paper, but
keep it thoroughly Republican.
The farmers will have a mass meet
ing here June 11. Among the speakers
will be S. J. Conklin, grand master ol
the Dakota Knights of Labor, and 11. L.
Lonks, president of the Farmers alli
City Authorities of Dcs Moines
and a Railway Company at Log
gerheads—Pierce Adjudged
Special to the Globe.
Dcs Moines, 10., May 20.— The bat
tie between the city and the narrow
gauge street railway is still waging.
Early this morning a force of sixteen
laborers in the employ of the company
commenced working on the street at
the east of Grand Avenue bridge, and
shortly thereafter a detachment of city
police put them under arrest on inform
ation charging them with the same
offense as that of their superiors ar
rested yesterday. * The trial .of
the officers of the company com
menced this afternoon and will
continue for several days. Constable
Potts, recently convicted of bribery, re
signed his office to-day. The jury, in
the Pierce case, in which the defendant
is charged with extorting money by
threats, which had been out since last
night, came into court at 9:30 this even
ing and rendered a verdict of guilty.
The court will sentence Pierce Monday,
and give him till Thursday to file his
bond. The offense was threatening to
serve a search warrant on the proprietor
of an East side drug store if he was not
paid §20.
Reformatory at St. Cloud. '
Special to the Globe.
St. Cloud, May 26.— Messrs. G. W.
Holland, D. E. Meyers, John Cooper
and Architect Steams, the committee
appointed by the board of directors of
the new reformatory to decide the ex
act location of that building have de
cided upon the point. The building
will be located on the most prominent
point of the grounds, being alse in the
center, about 150 feet from the west
line. The building will face the west
towards this city.
Witnesses Are Wanted.
Special to the Globe.
Chippewa Falls, Wis., May 26.—
Judge Bundy notified Judge Clough
this evening that he would be in this
city to hear arguments in the case
against Newald and Goldberg for as
sault on May 81. The defendants have
filed an affidavit that two material wit
nesses are out of the country and un
able to be found. The defendants' at
torney states if the witnesses can be
found the case will be ready for trial.
Young Ideas Entertain. -
Special to the Globe.
Nortiifield, Minn., May 26.— The
High school gave an exhibition to-night
at High School hall, the proceeds to go
toward furnishing a library. The exer
cises were very creditable.
Haywood Post, G. A. R., will attend
the M. E. church to-morrow in a body.
Rev. Dr. A. C. Williams preaches the
sermon. .'t
will Go Over the Term.
Special to the Globe. "
Chippewa Falls. Wis. .May 26.—
case of the state against W. E. Jurden
for assaulting J. N. Phillips with a
"billie" was called this afternoon in the
circuit court. On motion of the state,
owing to the physical condition of the
complaining witness, the case will go
over the terra. Strong arguments were
made in favor of having the case tried
this term. *
Camp Grounds Selected.
Special to the Globe.
Lake Benton, Minn., May 26.—
Zack Bailey, commander of Old Abe
Post No. 30, and a committee met to
day and selected the grounds for the
encampment. They decided on a tract
of eighty acres east of . town, being a
beautiful tract with trees and fresh
water. It is only about one-half of a
mile from town. ■
She Was Insane.
Special to the Globe.
Hallock, Minn., May 26.— A very
sad case of suicide occurred just before
noon to-day in the wood shed at the
school house, where the body of Mrs.
A. Hoff, wife of a prominent artist of
this place, was found hanging by the
neck. The cause was temporary insan
ity. ; Three small children, the young
est only three months old, are left to a
father's care. ■-'.
A Laborer's- Misfortune.
Special to the Globe.
Sioux City, . 10., . May . -26.— Thomas
Jones, a laborer, while under the influ
ence of liquor at a late hour last night,
was run over by a switch engine in the
Milwaukee yards, losing 'j both legs, one
above and the other below the knee.
No blame attaches to the railroad em

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