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The Campaign Opens.
The campaign for the
"Want" Ads has resulted
in the election of the
GLOBE as the great
"Want" Medium. Now
forthe Presidential Cam
Twenty-Two Ballots Taken at
Rochest3P, But Nobody-
Dunnell Within Five Votes of
Leading- the Forlorn
And His Friends Claim He
Will Get the Coveted
Forty To-Day,
Though There Is a Prospect
That a Dark Horse
Will Win.
Special to the Globe.
Rochester, Minn., July 10.— The
best element of the Republican party
represented here, and entertaining bit
ter hostility to Dunnell. has been seek
ing to and fro for an untrammeled, un
stained candidate. The object of the
innumerable caucuses and attempted
coalition between Mower, Winona, Fill
more and Freeborn counties has been
to find one pure, strong man, who should
represent the best that there
is in Republicanism, and make
against Judge Wilson, if not a
winning, at least a straight party
fight. They have vainly appealed to
the popular Judge Stait, a jurist who
sits in his high position by the grace of
Democratic votes, and who on the tariff
question is honestly in accord with the
best principles of the Democracy, lie
could not, would not, accept. They
have sought out. Judge Farmer and been
sent away disconsolate by his declina
tion. The two men who, un
der certain circumstances, might
carry the district they have
been forced to pass by, and
to dwell in their deliberations upon
others less popular and certain of defeat.
The candidate that would unite the
party is the only one who woutd stand
any show of an election, and, unfor
tunately for Republican harmony,
since Strait and Farmer declined,- he
can't be found. This morning was de
voted to the sending out of "feelers" by
the different factions. John A. Lovely,
who had spent the niirht at Kasson,
with his friend George Edgerton,
arrived and immediately went Into con
sultation with his Fillmore and Free
born friends. Said he to the Globe:
"I am out of politics. I was never cut
out for a politician, and I accepted my
defeat fust as I made my fight, loyally.
lam going to st. Paul to live, and my
presence here is more as an onlooker
than as an active participant." This is
an emphatic statement from Mr.Lovely,
but he was very lively this morn
ing, and before noon it was
known tha he was the leader
of the anti-Dunnell forces. Dunnell
himself was not present, and he was
wise in this. His appearance on the
ground would have provoked greater
hostility than actually existed. He re
mained at Owatonna, while his son
came down and watched the working of
the wires. Capt. Mullen and Mr.
Conkey were omniprsent, but during
the morning made no perceptible
gain over the local votes they
held ao night. The Winona dele
gation had to admit two
proxies, they being ex-Gov. Yale and
W. J. Utter, both of whom were accred
ited as Dunnell men, making the lat
ter's strength on the delegation six to
start with. All efforts to harmonize the
Winona delegates failed, and they lost
at the start the vantage of naming the
nominee. Dunnell went into the con
vention in the lead, and apparently
strong enough to command new votes
on every ballot. His prospects for the
nomination were bright despite the bit
ter opposition to him.
-temporary Officers Chosen and
Committees Named.
Specials to the Globe.
Rochester, July — It was Dr. A.
C. Wedge, of Albert Lea, who at 2:10
called the delegates to order in Clark's
opera house. The heat was intense, and
fans prominent. John A. Lovely made
the first speech, nominating Lafayette
French, of Mower county, for temporary
chairman. lie was unanimously chosen.
Mr. French is good-looking, and he has
a grand voice. He began business at
once. Senator Halverson, of Freeborn,
was made temporary secretary. The
following committees were appointed:
Committee on Credentials— George AY.
Rockwell, Fillmore; J. M. Dement, Steele;
— Greer, Wabasha; Harlow Brown. Olm
sted; J. C. Boss. Freeborn; A. E. Anderson.
Dedge; Charles Gerrish, H. O. Bassford,
"Mower; J. J. Bondnlic. Houston. On Res
olutions—J. A. Tawney. Winona; C. G. Ed
wards, Fillmore; A. D. Moore, Mower: G. F.
Potter, Houston: T.J. Hunt, Dodge; W. H.
Fuller, Wabasha; E. Dunn. Olmsted; H.
Birtett, Steele; John Why toe It. Freeborn.
On Permanent Organization— Blackmer,
Freeborn. Thomas Stevenson, Dodge: T.
Broken, Fillmore; G. W. Buffum, Steele: O,
G. Langan, Houston; S. Van Sant, Winona;
O. N. Ford, Wabasha: J. M. Huchinß,
"Mower; J' J. Cassdy, Olmsted.
Of the committee on resoluti ons,
Col. Edwards is an old Blame Re
publican; but, singularly enough, on
his own say-so, in favor of tariff reduc
tion. Pottet, another of that committee,
is a mild protectionist. Mr. Tawney,
the chairman, two years ago was the
representative of the labor element at
the Kasson convention. A recess of
thirty minutes was taken to permit the
committees to prepare their reports.
The committee on credentials admitted
to seats the delegates whose names were
given in Friday's Globe, with the
proxies noted elsewhere. The tempor
ary organization was made permanent.
On motion of Mr. Kingsley, of Mower,
it was voted that it would require a
majority of all the delegates elected to
nominate a candidate for congress.
Cut Doesn't Get Votes Enough to
Be Nominated.
Special to the Globe.
Rochester, July 10.— On motion of
Mr. Weber, of Winona, the convention
proceeded to take an informal ballot for
congressman. The committee on reso
lutions was absent at this time, and a
dispute arose as to how their votes
should be cast. It was decided that the
colleagues of the absentees should, on
the consent of the absentees, cast their
votes. Messrs. Truesdell, Rockwell and
Greer were appointed tellers. The call
had been scarcely made when John A.
Lovely was on his feet distributing
ballots, and they did not bear
the name of Dunnell either. "On' this
ballot," remarked Mr. Lovely, "the Free
born delegation is voting for Capt. Mul
len and in good faith." Fillmore was
the first to vote, casting her thirteen for
Conkey solid. YYluona voted six liii
Dunnell, and the other six scattering for
Mullen, Sinclair and Braden, although
the Fillmore men claimed Winona gave
Conkey three. Thanks to no nominating
speeches being made the ballot was
quickly through. The vote was:
Dunne11... .25 '"Mu11en. ...18 | Conkey. ... 10
Sinclair. 1 8raden... ..1 Daniels 9
Start ..6 1 • " "i'7<
Mr. Simpson, of Winona, before the
first formal ballot was called, asked the
convention to proceed to another in
formal ballot, thinking that thereby a
fairer result would be arrived at. Gov.
Yale replied in behalf of himself and
part of his delegation that, hav
ing had one informal, ballot, they
were ready for business. He ar
gued with Mr. Simpson that they
were there to nominate a man to b
elected and who would represent th
district, not misrepresent it. "We don' t
want congressmen," announced Mr
Gale, "who declare for free lumber and'
free wool, and then who. because a few
farmers in Minnesota raise flax, vote to
keep the duty on it." Very adroitly
then Mr. Yale got in a speech for Dun
nell, and with extraordinary gall nomi
nated him. He was greeted with hisses
and cries of "shame," and when he
mentioned Dunnell's name his voice
was drowned in a tremendous cry of de
rision. Graf, of Fillmore, got the floor
directly after Yale and without men
tioning Dunnell's name, denounced
him fiercely. "Our nominee," said Mr.
Graf, "must be a pure man, an honest
man and one who never bolted his
party." [Cheers.] Further speech
making was shut off and Mr. Simpson
carried his point. Another In
formal ballot was called for.
The incident revealed a great
many things. The fearful look of
harmony in the Winona delegation
stuck out like tail feathers on a shanghai
rooster. The better element of the
party on the floor gave full vent to its
contempt for Dunnell and his methods.
His nomination seemed practically Im
possible by the unfortunate speech of
Gale. The Conkey and Mullen factions
took great heart and a new grip. The
second informal ballot was:
Con key..... 15 1 Mullen. ...21 I "Braden... 1
Start *...... 5 I Dunne11.. ..3-1 I
The nine votes given to Daniels
changed to Dunnell and gave him his
sudden gain in strength. On motion of
Hale a third informal ballot was called:
Dunnell. .33 I Mullen...'.. 22 I Egill 1
C0nkey. ...21 | Braden 1 |
The committee on resolutions reported
that they could not preseht their plat
form until Sin the evening. Mr. Gray,
of Fillmore, therefore moved to adjourn
until that hour. This he subsequently
withdrew, and, on motion of Mr. Van
Sant, of Winona, the first formal ballot
was called. The other ballots had been
tests. This was a tug of war. It re
sulted as follows:
DunnelL.,3s | Mu11en.... 25 1 Conkey 17
The small fry candidates -that Bad
been getting a vote here and there
dropped out, and the fight settled be
tween Dunne. l, Mullen and Conkey. It
required forty votes to nominate, and
Dunnell was within fi «-. The second
formal ballot called resulted:
Dunnell.. 34 | Conkey. ...lS | Mullen 26
On motion of Mr. Weber the conven
tion then adjourned until 8 o'clock this
On This Shaky Structure Must
the Nominee Stand.
Special to the Globe.
Rochester, Minn., July 10.— Coming
down on the train from Kasson to
Rochester, Lovely said: "If Dunnell is
nominated he cannot carry Freeborn
county," a statement that has been re
peatedly heard during the progress of
the convention, from Willmar, Mower
and some of tne Dodge delegates. The
assertions of hostility to Dunnell were
as broad and aggressive as those made
against Strait at Red Wing. The in
terim between the afternoon adjourn
ment and the evening session was spent
in attempts on the part of the Dun
nell men to break the ranks
of the opposition, and efforts
by the Conkey and the Mullen men to
unite or draw out a new candidate.
They finally made a half arrangement
to drop a few votes to Nathaniel Kings
ley, of Mower county, and one or two
from Fillmore to J. A. Leonard, of Olm
sted, hoping thereby to induce deser
tion from the Dunnell standard. The
convention met again at 8, and,
after having been out four
hours in a useless wrestle with
the tariff, the Chicago platform
and their own varying opinions,brought
in the following product, that, as some
one commented,"was apparently spewed
by Mr. Blame." No criticism upon the
document is necessary. Its halting sen
tences and contradictions run as fol
lows. The platform is wired to you
from the original manuscript, and any
incoherence is attributable to the plat
form committee and no one else:
Tlie Republicans' of the First con
gressional district of Minnesota,
their delegates in convention assembled,
do hereby adopt and enunciate the fol
lowing declaration of principles:
Resolved, That we proclaim anew our
unyielding adherence to the grand
principles of the national Republican
party, which for almost a quarter of a
century safely guided the country
through the perils of civil war, conten
tions of party strife and the snares and
pitfalls of alternate financial prosperity
and depression, so that under its mas
terly and patriotic "leadership the name
of the. republic became illustrious
throughout the worldi and the synonym
for strength, security and freedom of
its citizens all over our wide domain.
Resolved, That while we are most
justly proud of a past record of unex
ampled political achievements and
grandeur, we depend not upon this
alone to animate us in the future, but
confidently and with sincerity turn our
thoughts and attention to the new
problems of civil government, in the
just and equitable solution of which
the humblest citizen is interested as
deeply as he whose fortune places him
above the contingencies of a doubtful or
too partial code of legislative enact
Resolved; That the result of the re
cent national Republican convention
and the declaration of principles there
enunciated by the representatives of
the party, meet with our hearty appro
bation, and that we do hereby most sol
emnly and sincerely pledge to the can
didates there placed in nomination for
the offices of president and vice . presi
dent; our earnest, united and most en
thusiastic support.
Resolved, That agriculture, being the
foundation of our prosperity as a dis
trict, and should receive the first, if not
the highest, consideration of those en
trusted with the framing and passage of
our laws affecting its . well fare, that
therefore we approve the law enacted
by our last legislature and commend the
course pursued by those entrusted with
its execution, securing thereby a more
just rate of transportation on all prod
ucts of the soil and implements re
quired in its cultivation, ".and we
do most heartily recommend that the
entire system of state and national con
trol over railroads and their appurte
nances be so amended,perfected and ex
tended from time to time \ in compliance
with the dictates of ; experience as to
conduce to the highest attainable well-,
fare of the people.
Resolved, That labor is the true basis
and true developer of national wealth ;
that humanity has a claim upon our
regard infinitely superior to that of
capital* and that the toilers qJ Ajnec
ica and their families, being the
very bed-rock on which rests the super
structure of the nation's virtue, intelli
gence and freedom are entitled to claim
the sympathetic consideration and co
operation of every department of our
government. Entertaining this convic
tion, we insist that in the enactment of
all laws, whether by congress or state
legislature, due regard shall be had for
the rights of all who earn their
bread by the sweat of their
brow; that taxation,- both local
and general, should be restricted to
the lowest amounts required by an
economical administration of public af
fairs; that wage-workers should be pro
tected by legislation from the oppress
ive power of monopolies and corpora
tions in whatever form it may find ex
ercise ; that the importation of foreign
laborers under contract, thus creating a'
system of peonage at variance with the
genius of our institutions, be prohib
ited by an act of congress, and that
generally all existing laws not in har
mony with an equal measure of justice
and protection, alike to the employed
and employer, be promptly repealed.
Resolved, That in the imposition of
duties on foreign imports, we demand
such revision of our tariff laws as will
correct all inequalities therein, and re
lieve the taxpayers to the fullest possi
ble extent without injury to the cause
of American labor or menacing the
prosperity of the great producing
interests of the country, and
we would respectfully invite the atten
tion of the voters of this district to the
fact that all revision of our tariff legis
lation of the war period has been ef
fected by the Republican party, and we
declare our implicit confidence in its
ability and sincere purpose to effect in
the future such reduction of our na
tional revenues and readjusting of our
tariff laws as will be most conducive to
the varied industries and interests of
the American people.
Resolved, that we heartily approve
the system adopted by the Republican
party in providing for the defenders of
of our country, and in the payment of
liberal pensions, and we declare in
favor of a policy for protecting and giv
ing fostering care to these soldiers,
their widows and orphans; that we de
nounce as unjust and iniquitable the
course pursued by the president of in
discriminately vetoing private pension,
bills, calculated to relieve the wants
and sufferings of these patriarchs who
are justly entitled to the same.
Resolved, That we condemn the ac
tion of our present representative in
congress in uniting with the Southern
brigadiers in their opposition to and
final defeat of the bill passed by the
United States senate to refund to the
several states of the Union the amount
of the direct war tax to which thej are
each justly entitled, thus denying to
the people of our state their just due to
the extent of $108,000.
Resolved, That we pledge to the
nominee of this convention our earnest,
united and most loyal support, and we
invite the hearty co-operation of all
patriotic citizens, and especially work
ingmen, whose prosperity is seriously
threatened by the free trade policy of
the present administration.
This platform was largely the work of
Chairman Tawney, and the debate over
it is simply a question of its length and as
to how the Chicago platform should be
endorsed. The platform was adopted
by a rising vote.
The Convention Adjourns Without
Naming a Candidate.
Special to the Globe.
Rochester, July After the plat
form was adopted the third formal bal
lot was taken. It resulted as follows:
Dunnell ...35 | Conkey.... 16 | Mu11en.... 27
The Kingsley-Leonard scheme was not
sprung, but the Conkey men began to
help Mullen out. The fourth formal
ballot was:
Dunnell .... 35 ] C0nkey. ...15 | Mullen ... 27
The fifth formal ballot:
Dunnell... 32 I Mullen ...I*s | Conkey.... 13
Kingsley.... 8 |
This was the ballot that hit Mr. Dun
nell Dbelow his waistband, and made
Yale turn yellow, but by the time the
cheering was over the shade had turned
to a light green.
Sixth formal ballot:
Dunnell. .33 I C0nkey.. ..13 I Mullen 20
Kingsley ..11 1 I
Seventh formal ballot:
Dunne11.. .35 I Mullen 2! Conkey ....13
Kinglsey.. 9 | I
Eighth formal ballot:
Dunne11. ..32 I Mullen 19 1 Conkey.
Kingsley . 8 | Sinclair ... 0 |
The votes for Sinclair come from
Winona. Ninth formal ballot:
Dunne11. ...32 I Conkey. I Sinclair.... ls
Mullen ... 10 I Kingsley.. 8 |
Tenth formal ballot:
Dunne11. ...32 I C0nkey. .. .13 I Sinclair ...17
Mullen 8 I Kingsley. . . 8 |
Eleventh ballot:
Dunne11. ...32 j Conkey 13 I Mullen 7
Sinclair 17 1 Kingsley... 8 | Leonard... 1
Twelfth ballot:
Dunne11... .32 I Mu11en....; 7 I Sinclair... .l 4
Conkey 13 | Kingsley.. .lo | Leonard... 1
The situation still was Dunnell
against the field, and to defeat him a
close coalition between Conkey and
Mullen was necessary. There had been
a time in the early evening balloting
when Conkey could have nominated
Mullen, but failed to seize the oppor
tunity. Thirteenth ballot:
Dunne11.. ..32 I Mullen 7 1 Leonard... 2
Conkey 13 | Sinclair.... 15 | Kingsley... 8
Fourteenth ballot:
Dunne11... .35 I Conkey 13 I Mullen ...7
Sinclair. ...l 4 j Kingsley... 8|
Fifteenth ballot:
Dunnell.. . . 32 1 Conkey.. . . . 13 -J Mullen 6
Sinclair.... 16 Kingsley... 8 Greer 1
Leonard.. - 2 | "V"- : | - 1 -
Sixteenth ballot:
Dunnell.!.. «4 I Conkey... 13 I Mullen.. ..10
Sinclair.... 6 | Kingsley.. . 8 | Greer l
Seventeenth ballot:
Dunne11... .31 I Conkey 13 MuMen.....10
Kingsley... 8 Sinclair ... . 1 Leonard... 2
O'Brien.... 12 |
Mi. O'Brien rose and said that he
thanked the gentlemen for their twelve
votes, but he absolutely declined to ac
cept the votes and would under no cir
cumstances take the nomination. After
him came Mr. Potter, who solemnly
said : "Our Jim always means what he
says." Eighteenth ballot:
DunnelL...33 1 Conkey.... 13 j Miller 7
Kingsley... 2s I j
Dunne11... .35 i Miller 5 I Kingsley. ..2s
Conkey ...14 1 Greer 1|
Dunne11... .34 I C0nkey. ...13 I Miller 3
Kingsley... 2o I Sinclair.... 8 | ...: i
The Mower county fellows felt bad
over Kingsley's loss of votes. He was
formerly attorney of Fillmore county,
and Gray, who cast the 12 Fillmore
votes, was a bosom friend of his. Mower
county knew that Gray could give these
votes to Kingsley and make his nomi
nation practically certain. . Gray's fail
ure to help Kingsley caused serious
comment .and much dissatisfaction.
Twenty-first ballot:
Dunnell. ...33 I Kingsley ...9 I Sinclair..... 6
Conkey .22 | Mullen 8 |
. Twenty-second: .
Dunne11. ...33 I Kingsley. ...B I Sinclair 6
Conkey 23 | Mullen ...... 8.
; A motion to adjourn by Mr. Weber
until to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock was
carried by a call of counties,' 42 to 36.
The vote was as follows:
To Adjourn. Not To.
Dodge 3 3
Fillmore 13 0
Freeborn 9 0
Houston ;. 0 7
CoutiuueU oh JL'iltU Page,
Indians Perpetrate a Fiendish
Outrage Upon a St. Paul Hi
Eighteen Winnebagoes Way
lay Miss Thibedeaux and I
Ravish Her.
Cattle Thief Hunt Confesses
and Peaches Upon His y|
An Incestuous Nebraskan
May Be Lynched— Death I
From Trichina. t j.
Special to the Globe.
Sioux City, 10., July Parties
who came up from Winnebago agency,
Neb., six miles below this city, to-day,
tell of a terrible outrage committed
there Sunday by a party of young In
dian bucks. Saturday afternoon there
arrived at the agency from St. Paul a
pretty, young French woman named
Leonora Thibedeaux, who came as a
teacher in the schools of the agency.:
Owing to the crowded condition of the
agency buildings and numerous cases :
of measles that are prevalent, the
young woman found considerable diffi
culty in obtaining suitable quarters,,
but was finally assigned to a room in the;
agency building. Sunday evening the
girl \. f
STARTED OUT FOR A walk, .^y*"
and was watched by a crowd of young
bucks, who were smitten with her
charms. They followed her until some'
distance from headquarters, and then
made a rush from the woods and seized
her and, despite her struggles and cries,
she was dragged to a clump of bushes,
and in turn 7* ,
who had couconcocted the devilish plot.' 1
She was left insensible, but regained
consciousness during the night and
dragged herself to the agency, where
she made known what had occurred.
She is in a critical condition, and, be
cause of the darkness when she was
assaulted and being an entire stranger,
she can identify none of her assailants.
The agency officials are making every'
endeavor possible to ascertain w^io the
guilty parties are. r k
A Cattle Thief Acknowledges His
Guilt and Tells Who His Associ
ates Are. .." 7V;
Special to the GloDe. - ~st-\
Mason City, 10., July 10.— The cat-'
tle thief A. L. Hunt, alias "John Hall,"'
was arrested to-day at McGregor, and at
the time of his arrest had in his posses
sion a shipping bill of a car load of cat
tle he had stolen on Sunday night from
William Smith, of Rockwell. When
questioned as to the theft he finally
acknowledged his guilt and gave evi
dence which may lead to the arrest of
an entire gang of cattle thieves which
have been operating in the western part
of this state, Northern Kansas and
Eastern Nebraska. He gave as his im
mediate accomplice in this transaction
one W. J. Wright, who for several years
has circulated between Marshalltown,
Creston and Sheffield. . ■/_•
An Incestuous ' Nebraskan Who
May Be Lynched.
Special to the Globe. -;-J''
Sioux City, 10., July 10.— Eli Rouso,;
aged sixty, lives at Dakota City, Neb,
just across the river from this place, and
is charged with an awful crime. Some
time ago his wife went to Washington
Territory to take care of a son who was
ill, and she has not yet returned. Rose
Cannall, aged sixteen, a granddaughter,
whose parents live at South Sioux City, *
was installed as housekeeper for her
grandfather, and had been there but a :
few weeks when he accomplished her
ruin. Since then Rouso has been seen in
compromising positions with the girl, by
several parties. The girl is now about
to become a mother, and Rouso is pre-
Earing to emigrate to some place where
is neighbors are likely to be less de
monstrative than in his present home.
Much indignation exists, and Rouso may
be lynched by the excited populace.
Prominent in Winona. - : t
Special to the Globe.
Winona. Minn., July 10.— C. H.
Berry, of this city, whose appointment
as associate justice of the supreme
court of Idaho was announced yesterday,
is a pioneer of Winona and is an able
and highly respected attorney. He has
been prominently identified with the in
terests of this city and of the entire
state, and has long taken a deep inter
est in educational matters. He is at
present attending the national confer
ence of charities and corrections at Buf
falo, and it is not knowh here whether
he will accept the appointment or not.
Dakota Sunday Schools. , {
Special to the Globe. , £r
Mitchell, Dak., July 10.— The r four
teenth annual convention of the Da
kota Sunday School association will be
held in this city, commencing on the
10th inst. and continuing three days.
It is expected to be the most important
and most largely attended convention
known in the history of the organiza
tion. The meeting will be attended
not only.by all the territorial workers,
but also by a number who have attained
a national reputation in Sunday school
work. •■'■7\v'-'- : - - c :-.
Purely Speculative. \k
Special to the Glqbe.
White Lake, Dak., July 10.— -Great
excitement exists hereon account of , the
reported discovery of gold two and one
half miles south of this place. It was
found upon digging a well. A number
of experts have examined the find but
are divided in opinion as to its merits.
The particular place in which it was
found is kept a profound secret and
will be until the fact of its value is en
tirely established. -.-..' \
Prohibition Has Failed.
Special to the Globe. . }?■
Pierre, July 9.— The county commis
sioners have granted the petition asking
for a resubmission of the prohibition
question in Hughes county. It will
carry almost ' unanimously, as prohib'U
tion has been a dead failure during the
past year._ ..v •■"?/-
To Compete With Jay's Line. f
Special to the Globe. ■ • s -A •" | £
Duluth, Minn., July 10.— The West
ern District Telegraph company has ar- j
ranged to string its wires in . Duluth,' *
and will soon commence operations.
The company has a state charter, is in
good hands and the scheme is looked
upon with considerable favor as a busi
ness venture. '->77
An Aged Widow Accidentally
Steps Before a Moving Train and
Is Killed.
■ Special to the Globe.
Chippewa Falls, Wis., July 10.—
Mrs. Margaret Lenfesby, an aged
widow, was killed this morning by be
ing run over at Eau Claire by the Wis
consin Central special train, which left
this city at 7:30, carrying the Catholic
Knights to Eau Claire. The railroad
crossing on the South side was the scene
of the fatal accident. The special had
arrived at the crossing, made the usual
stop and was waiting for the Omaha
freight to pass, Mrs. Lenfesby being
on the opposite side of the freight and
not knowing of the waiting special.
Immediately after the last car of the
freight had passed she stepped on the
crossing. The engineer did not notice
her until she was within three feet of
the cowcatcher. The air brakes were
applied almost instantly, but too late to
do any good. Mrs. Lenfesby was a
resident of Eau Claire and about sixty
years of age. Eicht. children survive
The Harkness Forgery Case Re
sults in a Verdict of Acquittal
A Saloonist Must Settle.
Special* o the Globe.
Watertown, Dak., . July 10.— For
nearly two years the liquor question has
been unsettled in this city and county.
Recently the supreme court held that
dealers must pay the full license to
county and city, and in Judge Spencer's
court to-day a test case was under con
sideration. It was the case of Coding
ton County vs. Joseph Egermyer, for
selling-liquor without a license. The
evidence was short, direct and to the
point, and it took the jury about five
minutes to make up its mind to a ver
dict of guilty. The celebrated forgery
case of Harkuess was up in court to-day,
and the victim of a long and tedious
prosecution was acquitted of any intent
to commit forgery. This is the case that
was on trial about a week ago, when the
contempt cases grew out of the proceed
ings, involving the Huronite in consid
erable litigation for placing itself in
contempt of court.
The Second Fatality From the
Same Cause at White Lake
. Within a Fortnight. _ . .:7.^i,..
Special to the Globe.
White Lake, Dak., July 10.—
Lena Mueller, fourteen years of age,
daughter of Edward Mueller, who lives
about-- three miles northeast of this
place, died this morning from the ef
fects of trichina found in the pork she
nad eaten. Her father is now danger
ously ill from eating of the same meat.
This is the second child of this family
that has died within the past two weeks
of the same cause. - ":•';'. ■-?:'nZ2 '■,;..
A Wyoming Woman Kills a Man
in the Act of Ravishing Her
Special to the Globe.
Douglas, Wyo., July, 10,— Mrs. Eliz
abeth Simons yesterday afternoon shot
and instantly killed William Dowling
at Bury's ranch, near this city. Dowling
was in the act of committing an outrage
upon her eight year old daughter.
Mrs. Simons was given a preliminary
hearing to-day, and discharged amid
cheers that were heard a mile away.
Want Another Vote.
Special to the Globe.
Ellendale, Dak., July • 10.—
county commissioners of this county are
now in session. They have decided to
let the assessment on wheat In the ele
vators in this county on the Ist day of
April stand, and allow the elevator com
panies to institute proceedings to set it
aside if they so desire. The commis
sioners have been presented with a pe
tition signed by more than 760 of the
voters of this county asking to have the
local option laws voted upon again this
fall. Only one-third the number of votes
cast at the last general election is re
quired to insure its submission again
this fall, while this petition contaius
considerably more than half the num
ber of votes then cast.
Crushed by the Cars.
Special to the Globe. '.,
Sioux Falls, Dak., July Arthur
Blowhart, a young man whose parents
live in State Center, 10., was crushed
between the cross-bars of two freight
cars at East Sioux Falls to-day. He
died in an -hour. His affianced, who
was at his bed side when death came, is
rostrated with grief. He had only
een a brakeman for three weeks.
He Is an Old Offender.
Special to the Globe.
Sioux Falls, Dak., July Byron
H. Craig, who was arrested here last
night for an assault and battery, is the
same man for whom a warrant was
issued in January. 1887, charging him
with assault with intent to commit rape
upon a girl whom he was escorting
home. The complaining witness is not
in Sioux Falls, and it is not likely that
any prosecution will be undertaken on
the old count.
Investigating Leprosy.
Special <• the Globe.
Red Wing, July 10.— Dr. G. Armauer
Hansen, of the leprosy hospital of Ber
gen, Norway, is in the city conferring
with Dr. C. N. Hewitt, secretary of the
state board of health. The doctor is •
visiting this country for the purpose of
investigating the extent of leprosy here
and its peculiarities. He .has been
spending several weeks at Norway, this
county, with Dr. Christian Gronvold,
who for many years was chairman of
the leprosy committee of the state board
of health. ■..
Esculapians Elect Officers.
I Special to the Globe.
( . Eau Claire, Wis., July 10.— The
Inter-County Medical association held
its annual meeting here to-day, about
thirty physicians^ being present from
.various Wisconsin towns. . The associa
• tion adjourned to-night after electing
the following officers: President, . Dr.
•E. S. Hayes, Eau Claire; vice presi
dents, Dr. Trowbridge, of Hayward.and
Dr. Fliesburg, of Hudson secretary and
treasurer, Dr. Epley, of New Rich
mond. -/'.-••":•
Contracts Awarded.
, Special to the Globe.
Grand Forks, Dak., July 10.— The
contract for building 100 closed and 100
open- stalls for the Agricultural society
has been awarded to Denting & 7 Calen
der. 7 The stalls are for horses and cat- '■
tie exhibited at the territorial exposi
tion next September. Encouraging re
ports are received from North Dakota
regarding the fair with prospects of :
great success,
Mrs. Norton Will Stick to the
Man Who Led Her
She and Editor Moore Are
Still Under Police Sur
Maxwell's Attorneys Make
Strong 1 Pleas for Execu
tive Clemency.
Murderer Deacons Ornaments
a Gallows—Alice Kelly's
Troubles Ended.
Special to the Globe.
Topeka, Kan., July 10.— Attorneys
for Henry W. Moore and Mrs. John W.
Norton this morning presented a petiti
tion to the district court for the release
of the -eloping couple on a writ of
habeas corpus. The judge set 3
o'clock as the time for the hearing of
the application, but when that hour
arrived it was postponed until 6 o'clock,
at which time Moore and Mrs. Norton
appeared in court. The court room was
crowded, even ladies turning out to get
a glimpse of the runaway couple.
Judge McLaughlin, attorney for Mr.
Norton, stated to the court that
no requisition had been obtained
for Mrs. Norton, and that Mr. Norton
would make no complaint against his
wife. He asked, however, tiiat the mat
ter be allowed to remain in statu quo,
so that Mrs. Norton would be held in
custody until to-morrow at 10 o'clock,
to which time the judge continued the
Judge McLaughlin, attorney for Mr.
Norton, and Mrs. Caswell, an intimate
friend of Mrs. Norton, arrived from St.
Louis by the noon train and went di
rectly to the Copeland hotel, where Mrs.
Caswell, after some strong and bitter
words to Mr. Moore, made an earnest
appeal to Mrs. Norton to return to St.
Louis. She said: "If you will go back
to St. Louis with me you can return to
your home, and Mr. Norton will
receive you with OPEN ARMS.
."If you don't want to live with him
you can have the old home and Mr.
Norton will stay at the hotel." At this
Mrs. Norton broke into tears, and be
tween her sobs declared that she would
not return. "He will kill me it JI go
back," she said. "He threatened to
take my life and I dare not go back.
No, I will not go back." I will stay with
him whom I love." Mrs. Caswell then
threw, her arms around Mrs. Norton
and again pleaded with her to return,
but she declared positively- that she
would not, and Mrs. Caswell then left
her. Mrs. Norton received three tele
grams from friends in Baltimore to-day
offering her any assistance in their
power to give. While Moore was out of
the hotel this morning in charge of an
officer, Mrs. Norton talked freely to a
reporter and said some things which
have caused much surprise and given
rise to much doubt among many of Mr.
Norton's friends. The madame is re
ported to have said: "I would never
have left St. Louis with Mr. Moore
had my husband not
"When I went to mv home Friday they
told me that Norton would kill me, and
it was in fear of my life that I left. No
other woman but myself could have
lived with him ten years, and I fairly
worshiped him, but his treatment of me
was that of a brute. He cursed me, he
beat me and dragged me about like a
dog, and yet I lived with him because I
loved him, because I thought his heart
would change. 1 don't believe there is
a man in St. Louis who has the unbear
able and uncontrollable temper that
Norton has. At times he is like a mad
man. He never had cause to think of
me as other than a loving and dutiful
wife, for 1 was most devoted to him in
every day of my life. When he was
sick* I never left his bedside, but
watched him day after day and night
after night until I was almost wasted
away. Then those statements that Mr.
Moore had been visiting our house daily
are the most malicious lies. Why, he
has not, during the three months we
lived there, set foot within my house.
Then those stories that we have stolen
Mr. Norton's money are just simply
awful. I have not 1 cent of Norton's
money, and he knows it. He knows I
"I have about $3,500 of my own money,
which is all I have got, and our arrest
on the charge of grand larceny in steal
ing $20,000 is .preposterous." "Would
you object to returning to St. Louis?"
was asked of Mrs. Norton. "I don't
want to go back if I can help it, for I
am afraid of Norton, but if the officers
say so we will, of course, go." "What
will your friends there think of this es
capade?" "I don't care much what
they think of me. A great many of
them have turned against me anyway.
I am not living for the. world . so much
now as for my own happiness. I am
sorry we are in this trouble, but it will
come out all right."
Farmer Franklin Ends His Miser
able Existence With a Bullet.
Louisville, Ky., July Elias
Franklin, the farmer who shot James
Brent yesterday because of Brent's al
leged criminal Intimacy with Mrs.
Franklin, last nltzht shot himself. Af
ter killing Brent, Franklin fled
and was pursued by the sheriff
with a posse. Franklin at night
stopped at the residence of Dr. Cole,
who could not give him lodging, but
allowed him to sleep in the barn. The
sheriff coming up was told Franklin
was in the barn. Knowing Franklin
was armed the sheriff posted his men to
wait for 'day. Franklin hearing the
noise, and, it is believed, supposing it
was a mob after him, blew his brains
Attorneys for Murderer Maxwell
Pleading for Executive Clem
ency. .'""'.
Special to the Globe.
» Jefferson City, Mo., July 10.— 9
o'clock this morning Attorney John I.
Martin began the argument for a com
mutation of 7 the sentence of Brooks,
alias Maxwell, before Gov. Morehouse.
He : opened by reading • "Maxwell's"
petiiion for a commutation of his
sentence, and followed by reading the
remonstrances against granting it. Of
these there were less than ninety. Then
letters and petitions were presented
asking for mercy. There were about i
3,500 in all. They, like the remon
strances, -were from ail parts of the state
and many from outside of it. The rea
sons assigned were various, many
severely criticizing the trial, and the
Dingenfelder episode came in for a
good share of obloquy. Six of the jury
that tried Maxwell signed one
petition. At noon a recess
was taken for lunch, the presentation
having not yet been finished. Mr. Mar
tin continued his argument this after
noon and at 6 o'clock announced that
he was almost through with the peti
tions and letters. By unanimous con
sent this was laid over until 9 o'clock
to-morrow morning. Mr. Martin will
then make a short speech and give way
to Mr. Fount'eroy. The case will prob
ably be in the hands of the governor by
noon. It is generally believed that if
the governor refuses to interfere with
the sentence of the court he will grant
Brooks a respite of perhaps thirty days.
Murderer Deacons Furnishes Ma
terial for a Hemp Necktie So
Rochester, N. V., July 10— Edward
A. Deacons was hanged at 10:40 this
morning. His neck was broken by the
fall. Deacons was executed for the
murder of Mrs. Ada Stone at East Roch
ester, on the evening of Aug. 10, 1887.
Sheldon, or Deacons as he proved to be,
was taken to Buffalo Sept. 6, and a few
days later made a full confession to the
chief of police and district attorney.
Notwithstanding his confession, when
placed on trial Deacons pleaded not
guilty, but after a trial lasting eight
days he was found guilty of murder in
the first degree. Tbe case was appealed
but judgment was affirmed, and last
June he was sentenced to be executed
to-day. Deacons has at no time shown
any signs of fear or repentance. His
crime was committed because Mrs.
Stone refused to give him food. Dea
cons slept none last night, but ate a
hearty breakfast this morning, after
which he chatted in a careless manner
with his callers, but abused any news
paper men who appeared.
Alice Kelly, An Insane Woman
With an Unsavory Record, Mur
dered by an Unknown.
Special to the Globe.
jOtttjmwa, 10., July 10.— Alice Kelly,
a fine-looking woman, twenty-five or
thirty years of age, was found dead at 7
o'clock this morning in the edge of the
timber on the "old field." in the out
skirts of the city. A horse and buggy
standing hitched near attracted the at
tention of two passers-by, who found the
body covered by a laprobe, the throat
cut -rand head badly pounded. Lying
near was a razor and an iron bolt a foot
long. The woman Kelly's first appear
ance here was June 13, when she regis
tered at Dick's hotel as hailing from
Detroit, Mich.. Two weeks " later
she left and went to a private hoarding
house, and was arrested for jumping a
board bill. She escaped on a point of
law. Yesterday she left her boarding
house, the proprietor refusing to keep
her any longer, and went to the Revere
house, where she took supper. About
7 o'clock last evening she engaged a
buggy and drove alone to the green
house, where she got a bouquet. An
hour later she was seen on Third street
alone in the buggy. This was the last
seen of her. The nature of her wounds
shows that she was murdered. She was
a bright, bold woman, and the opinion
prevails that the murder is the result of
her attempting to blackmail some one.
The woman has been here about
a month, and gave Detroit, Mich,
as her home. The woman Kelly was an
insane creature who in her lifetime
caused no end of trouble to the authori
ties of Michigan prisons and asylums.
No sooner was she committed to a penal
institution or asylum (and she served
terms in half a dozen such places in
Michigan) than she would trump up
stories against the officials in whose
charge she was, alleging that they had
taken improper liberties with her.
Finally she became so obnoxious even
during her rational periods that the
police of Detroit asked her to leave that
city, which she did rather than go to
prison as a vag, on which charge she
was arrested. She had been married
two or three times, separating from her
several husbands while laboring under
Louisvillians Excited Over a
Ghastly Find in the River.
Louisville, Ky., July 10.— body
of an unknown woman was found this
morning in the river opposite the water
works a mile above the city. The loca
tion and conditions were almost identi
cal with those attending the finding of
a man's body last night. The woman's
throat was cut in the same way, the
feet were bound together and a huge
stone attached to the body as a sinker.
The body had on a skirt, a basque and a
pair of stockings, all of cheap ma
terial. It was that of a person about
thirty years old, and had short brown
hair. The features were so distorted by
decomposition that they can afford little
help in identification. Both eyes are
washed out. The coroner held an In
quest on the bodies this morning, but
developed no new facts. A farmer re
ported in Jeffersonville this morning
that a man and his wife were missing
from a shanty boat lying near Charles
town landing on the Indiana side, four
teen miles above the city, and Sheriff
Shay, of Jeffersonville, has gone up to
vestigate. * - • .
It Culminates in the Killing of
Five Persons Who Went Gun
ning for Each Other.
Knoxville, Term., July Laurel
Fork meeting house, in Whitley county,
near Jellico, Term., was the scene Sun
day of a terrible tragedy. It was a col
lision between ' the Rose and Fuston
clans while services were in progress.
Just as the minister of the little church
was announcing his text, a volley of
firearms were discharged just outside
the door. When the smoke cleared
away it was found that Ewell Lawson
and his son, John, aged thirteen, be
longing to the Rose faction, were dead,
having been fairly riddled with buck
shot, and that three Fuston boys, Tom
Jim and Enos, and John Porter, belong
ing to the other side, were seriously
and perhaps fatally wounded. A dozen
others, whose names could not be as
certained, were more or less seriously
wounded. •
Pulliam, the Murderer, Is Taken
to Louisville for Safe Keeping.
Louisville. Ky., July Judge A.
M. Pulliam, who fast week killed James
Miller at Hardinsburg in what appears
to have been an attempt to blackmail
Miller, was - brought here to-night for
safe keeping. As evidence has been
brought out that there was a plot to
blacken Mrs. Pulliam's character and
extort money from Miller, the people at
Hardinsburg have become much aroused
and a mob was seriously feared. Pull
iam says that he submitted the proposi
tion to Miller, intending to take the
money and go away where his shame
would never be known. He thought
that the most sensible thing to do. . But
Miller, after - hearing the demand,
jumped up and drew a chair to strike
him down and fee §Uot in self-defense.;
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NO. 193.
A Majority of the Delegate*
to Jamestown's Conven- j
tion For Him.
Indications Point to a Peace**
ful Gathering of Territo- i
rial Democracy.
Manitobans Will To-Day En**
joy the Privilege of a
Provincial Election.
Greenway Will Get the Earth
—Gathering of Cold
Water Clans.
Special to the Globe. •
Jamestown, Dak., July 10.— About
seventy-five delegates to the territorial I
convention are now on the grounds, and*
the prospects are that when the conven- :
tion is called to order to-morrow after- j
noon about 200 will be present. The
singular political death of several as
pirants for nomination as delegate to '
congress is still a marked feature of the
situation, and delegates on the ground i
universally declare themselves unable j
to name the nominee. Col. Steele, ofii
Deadwood, is a great favorite, and
for the asking, but he does not want it.
Steele would make a good candidate. '
He was leader of the Church forces at
Watertown, and is an orator, jurist and
ex-member of congress. The names'
most frequently mentioned for',
delegate are Dan Maratta, Mar
tin Ryan, j. W. Harden, W.i
» I, .*.. Bc< & er ' Secretary McCormack, ]
Auditor Ward, and others. Only two I
of these have publicly stated that they i
would accept the nomination, and it la '
probable that unless some leading*
Democrat consents to accept, the'
nomination will lay between Harden!
and Becker. The feeling, howevej, is :
slow mi crystalizing on any candidate.
Judge Bangs has written that he will
be present and call the convention to
order, notwithstanding assertions of.
some of Day's friends that he would •
follow the Day programme, and refuse,
to participate. Selecting the territorial
central eommlttee now seems likely to
be the most important work of the con- :
vention, and it may ,
Day's friends say he will have men
there to see that none of his enemies'
get on the committee, and intimate that
there will be a straight battle for its'
control by the Church and Day faction. :
Another thing which has not hitherto'
been considered is likely to appear and
cause trouble. South Dakota division
lsts will endeavor to have a resolution '
favoring division thrust into the plat
form. If that attempt is made the re- 1
suit will be a warm and interesting dis
cussion. On the whole the outlook for
a harmonious convention is bright. It
is expected that the arrival of the train *
from the South will infuse some anima- j
tion andpossibiysomeof the caucussing
spirit into the delegates already here. ;
With one or two exceptions the sev
enty-five delegates who arrived from the
South to-night are in favor of Harden
for delegate to congress. The two dis- '
senters are said to prefer Maratta. They
say the scare about forcing a division
resolution is unfounded." What they
want is to have the convention non**'
committal on that point and declare
that the matter should be decided by
popular vote. Among the prominent
arrivals to-night were Col. Steele, Can-*,
didate Harden. Superintendent of In*
struction Dye, Secretary Kemp and At- S
torney General Templeton. One hun
dred more delegates will be in on morn*
ing trains.
To-Day Provincial Elections WiU
Occur in Manitoba— Greenway .
Sure of a Big Victory.
Special to the Globe.
Winnipeg, Man., July 10.— The pro
vincial elections occur to-morrow, and
both parties are making final prepara
tions for the fight. It is a foregone con
clusion that the government will sweep
the country and have at least thirty out
of thirty-eight seats. The feeling Is
that the government's majority will be
much too great and that in the end it
may prove . a source of weakness to
them. .No very keen interest Is mani
fested in the election, as people regard
it as a settled thing that the government
are safe with a large majority. It Is ex
pected that Winnipeg will elect three
government supporters.
Steele County Prohibit Will .Make .
a Fight at the Polls.
Special to the Globe.
Owatonna, Minn., July 10. — The
Prohibition county convention met at
Knights of Honor hall this afternoon at
2 o'clock. Not very many were present,
and but few of the towns in the county
were represented. The object of the
convention was to elect nine delegates
to the congressional convention to be
held at Dodge Center July 17 for the
purpose of putting in nomination a con
gressman for the First district. Follow*
ing are the names of the delegates
elected; E. H. S. Dart, W. S. Chase, C.
W. Woodruff, D. H. Roberts, Henry
Maw, F. Hiskok, Prof. J. L. Ingraham,
C. N. McLaughlin and Newton Parker.
Four delegates and four alternates were
also elected to the state convention, to
be held at St. Paul July 24 and 25, to
put in nomination a state ticket. The
uames of the delegates are: W. S.
Chase, R. H. Washburn, O. M. Ham
mond, W. Dennis. Alternates: A.
Gault, Rev. Andrew, D. H. Roberts and
D. J. Ames. - The Prohibition party is
making preparations to organize cluba
throughout the county. ;
Preparing for the Battle.
Chicago, July 10.— The Democratic
Association of the Northwest met here
to-day. The chairmen of the state com
mittees present were : Charles L. Jew
ett, of Indiana; Ellis B. Usher, of Wis
consin ; Edward H. Hunter, of lowa,
and Gen. Newberry, of Illinois. Secre
tary Mize, of Illinois, was also present.
For three hours they discussed the best
ways of organizing the states, utilizing
clubs, distributing documents and man
aging speakers, etc.

Blew His Brains Out.
Portsmouth, N. H., July Fred
A. Forsythe, manager of the Webster
house, went to his room about 11 o'clock
last night, nndressed, tied one end of*" a
strip of cloth to his feet, the other to the
trigger of a gun, placed the muzzle in
his mouth and blew ; his brains out.
Having, to vacate the Webster house,
by a recent suspicious fire on " the pre
mises, is supposed to be the cause.

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