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Do You Need Money?
— —
■) And Supply Them.
The Sachem Declines All Offi
ces, But Desires John
F. Meagher
To Be the New Chairman of
the State Central
The Country Delegates Begin
to Talk of Hon. 0.
M. Hall
And Hon. J. N. Castle to Suc
ceed Mr. Doran as
A Feeling" That the Conven
tion Should Select the
D. S. Hall Hopes That the
Campaign Acrimony Will
Ec Pleasant.
Mr. Kelly will not have an office. He
spurns the suggestion that he become
the new chairman of the Democratic
stale central committee.
If that substantial gift were to be
transferred to him on a silver platter
held by Dr. Ames and Tom Bowen, Mr.
Kelly would still refuse.
But. he has a friend— one dear to his
heart— whom Mr. Kelly would like to
elevate to that position. Mr. Kelly has
said this himself.
That friend is John F. Measlier, of
Mankato. Mr. Kelly wishes to make
him a campaign manager.
Mr. Meagher was chairman of the
Democratic state convention of 1886. It
was he who, after John C. Wise, Henry
R. Wells and others had sat on Dr.
Ames, made Mr. Doran chairman of
the state central committee again.
Mr. Doran then, as well as Mr. Kelly,
has reason to be friendly to Mr.
Mr. Miller, of the state central com
mittee, says the new chairman will be
an American. This, if true, will bar
Mr. Meagher.
But Americans do not receive much
consideration in politics from Messrs.
Kelly and Doran, and Mr. Miller may
be mistaken.
Mr. Meagher possibly might not ac
cept the chairmanship since his experi
ence in politics in the past has been dis
From other sources there comes an in-
ttmation that if
Americans are
finally to be rec
ognized as an
integral part of
the Democratic
party, that Hon.
O. M. Hall, of
Red Wing, or
Hon. J. N. Cas
tle, of Still
water, would
make a capital
■" Neither of
them are office
holders or office seekers.
Neither of them have been mixed in
the factional lights of the past four
Both are educated, brainy gentlemen,
qualifications that ought to commend
either for the honor.
Roth live close to the Twin Cities and
In political centers, and represent in a
large degree the country Democracy.
Presuming that Mr. Meagher would
not accept, since his election would per
petuate the factional fight now pro
gressing in the party, Messrs. Hall and
Castle might be favorbly considered.
Would Mr. Doran take the position
He denies that he Is a candidate, but—
If no one can be found to succeed him
then Mr. Doran will take it again.
The present state central committee
is composed of old men, whose methods
are considered to be those of a past age.
With all due
credit to them
for the arduous
positions they
have filled and
they occupy,
there is a grow
ing sentiment
in thej county
for a radical
change in the
complexion of
the committee.
Now and
young blood is
needed upon it,
At the present time the machinery of
the committee is practically in the con
trol of three men— Messrs. Doran and
Miller, and Mr. Kelly, who is not a
member of the committee.
They stand accused (and they have
not refuted the charges) of using that
machinery for personal ends.
Why should Mr. Doran start clubs In
Bamsey county?
Why should Mr. Miller visit Wabasha
county and interfere in the county con
vention there?
>, Why should he do the same tiling in
nod hue county?
The question arises in the minds of
ninny Democrats: "Is it the business
of a portion of the state central com
mittee to make personal war on Demo
These are questions that the coming
elate convention has got to face and set
tle. For if not settled, it is plain on the
face of it that these factional fights will
occur in every campaign.
Since Messrs. Kelly and Doran took
control of the party there have been
{nothing but bickerings and fights. The
country Democrats are getting tired of
'■ A sentiment is gaining strength
among them that a reorganization of the
party is needed and that if it does not
come at once Minnesota will go Repub
lican this fall.
For twenty years the party in Minne
sota has been practically under the con
trol of these gentlemen, and not one
Democratic victory has been won in
that time.
'When Dr. Ames came so near to
winning, it was with the opposition of
these gentlemen to his nomination.
The congressional victories were won
Independent of the state central com
mittee. ffiSH
The Gi.ore gathers these opinions
from all parts of the state. They come
from good and loyal Democrats InJßed
Wing, Mankato, Winona, Rochester,
Duluth, and the country towns.
It might be wise to let* the county De
mocracy control the party at once.
The machint-ry back of the present
state central committee is so largely run
S^* <* r^~^^C^-s_^^ s V^-
by officeholders that excellent campaign
materia] is being furnished the Repub
Through the factional fight in Ram
sey county, and to which the head of
the state central committee is a party,
the Democracy is exposed to jibes and
jeers from the enemy.
A ready solution to part of the trouble
is the proposition coming, from the
county delegates to the state convention
that the new central committee be
chosen by the convention itself.
What May and May Not Happen.
If D. Hall defeats Judge Mac Do
nald, there is some ground for believing
that over-confidence will have been the
cause of Mac Donald's downfall. '
Hall has commenced his campaign. not
by taking up the tai iff issue nor public
questions of the day, through under
ground methods.
His hope for success lies in undermin
ing the Democratic vote and taking ad
vantage of disaffection**..
These he will turn to such advantage
as to destroy Democratic majorities that
now. exist.
Mr. Hall is not posted on the public
questions of the day. He has no tariff
position. At a mass meeting held in
Red Wing last week he was called on to
The great audience made up of the
brains and beauty of Red Wing waited
with bated breaths as he rose and
walked down the platform.
The rustling of fans ceased— heads
that had been nodding chirked up—
faces lighted with that expectancy that
anticipates the utterances of wisdom.
Mr.. Hall's eye swept the scene before
him. It was the moment of his life.
The men whom he hoped to make his
constituents sat in his presence.
His lips parted and he spoke.
"I hope the
of the campaign may be pleasant." t v
That was all.
hall's acrimony.
A sharp, vigorous tariff campaign on
the part of Judge Mac Donald will make
the final result certain.
There is a vast demand in the district
for tariff information, good speeches
and a campaign of information.
If tin's is done it will make such a
contrast with Hall's silence and still
hunt methods that he will be unable to
face it.
A Proposition to Throw Ramsey
County Out of the State Conven
To the Editor of the Globe.
The anomalous situation of parties and
candidates produced by the anomalous action
of factions and contending forces in Ram
sey county is the excuse offered for seeking
space in your valuable paper, in which to
briefly examine the political situation as it
appears to be, or is liable to be, affected, by
such action, in so far as the Democratic
parly is concerned in this state. The action
referred to is supposed to materially influ
ence, if not control or forestall, the action of
the next Democratic convention, by those
taking part. While some of the participants,
in some of the proceedings already had.cannot
brook outside interference, yet.inasmuch asthe
intended effect is to control the proceedings
of Hie state convention, it can hardly be said
wiih a show of reason that all parts of the
state are not equally interested with Ramsey
county. At least it will not be conceded by
the balance of the state that its entire domain
lies within the corporate limits of Ramsey
county for the purpose of making political
destiny, but lies largely outside when it
comes to expressing an opinion. The writer
desires to preface what is to follow, by say
ing, that he is neither a partisan or a " sym
pathizer with either faction now warring in
Ramsey county. On the other hand it is his
humble opinion that both should be denied
admission to the state convention, and it is
In view of this that the thoughts
The question to be met and answered at
the threshold is, why does the Democratic
party seek to win? Is it for the success of a
principle it is contending? Certainly it is
not lor the success of an individual that
these gigantic efforts are being put forth. Nor
is it because of an anxiety "to get the other
fellows out and ourselves in" for the loaves
and fishes there is iii it. Banish the base
thought. The answer to the question, I take
it, is better government for the people iv
this state and lower taxes in the nation.
The question being answered, the next
question iv logical sequence Is how to
symbolize the principle in selecting a
candidate. Proper weight is to be given to
the availability of the candidate, and qualifi
cations rank in about this order, he must be
a man of character, ability, energy and above
all have the confidence and esteem of all
men without reference to party affiliations,
but more especially of Democrats. No man
possesses all these who has not acted in
harmony with the party long enough to con
vince its members that he is with it, not for
preferment, not to gratify an Inordinate
vanity, not for office, but because he believes
its tenets and the doctrine it teaches. To
ignore these facts in making nominations is
political suicide. For party manipulators to
undertake to carry a party over to a. candi
date not recognized as a member of the party
is equally suicidal. The history of the
Democratic party furnishes very good au
thority for what has been said, In 1864 the
Democrats nominated McClellan as their
candidate for president. This was after they
the war a failure and demanded a cessation
of hostilities. McClellan was committed to
the war, and was only nominated because it
was thought that he would catch votes, par
ticularly of the soldiers. The stultification
was transparent and the result disastrous, m
1872, again spreading their net for votes, the
leaders foisted the nomination of Greeley
upon the party. He said more mean things,
that hurt and counted against the Democrats
previous to his nomination, than all others
put together. The "stay-at-home" vote ex
ceeded 15 per ceut of the Democratic vote
in the Northern states, to the writer's knowl
edge. In 1880, after crying out for fifteen
years against the man on horseback, the party
nominated a man that was nothing if
not a soldier, pure and simple. Such
tactics deceive no one, and the people who
hate policy, and above all an office seeker,
eternally put the seal of disapproval upon
the practice. Contrast the nominations made
where principle was the controlling desider
atum. Seymour in 1808 received a good
vote and carried New York state by lO'OOO
majority. In 1870 Tilden was elected, and
in 188*4 Cleveland was elected and inaugu
rated. There was no question but that these
latter named gentlemen belonged to the
party nominating them. At this time one
faction of the Ramsey county Democracy
has instructed its delegates to support an
avowed Republican candidate for governor
of this state, at a Democratic convention
hereafter to be held. Why was it done?
The only reason so far offered is the
meanest and most despicable one ever urged
in a country where all men ' *
before the law, and that is nationality
of elanuishuess solely. ■ Their candidate was
formerly a Democrat, as he himself claimed,
and went so far to prove it that he engaged
in Democratic stumping. During the session
of the legislature in 1883 he lobbied about
the state house and posed as a Democrat,
lobbying to defeat Windom. and finally at
the last boomed Sabin for senator. • The next
heard of the whilom Democrat was when he
blossomed out as a candidate for the Repub
lican nomination for congress. The trans
ition had been sudden and unobserved, a:.d J
it was not by the detection of a yearning
vo id
the stirring of the cess pools in
the Republican. that it was discov
ered the •'whilom" had made a "sneak." -
This occurred at a time when good men
were changing their political affiliations,
but no instance is recorded of a change of a-
Democrat to a Republican. The changes on
principle were made the other way. The
particular change remains unexplained
'"even to this day." Some cynic, without
the fear of Ramsey county, before his eyes,
might ascribe the change to an o'er weening
ambition and desire to hold oflice. During
the present summer, and continuing- for
several months, he has kept and now main
tains a political bureau run in the interest
of Ins candidacy for the Republican nomi
nation, It will be impossible to secure for
such a candidate the support of the Demo
cratic voters of this or ony other state. Now
it seems to me to be the proper policy of
the Democrats of the state who have uo sym
pathy with the
in Ramsey county to say to them that the
time set apart for the nomination of a Re
publican candidate for governor comes later,
and no set of men that come, proclaiming
aloud that they are operating in the interest
of a Republican and seeking his nomination
to the defeat of every Democrat in the state,
can be admitted to a Democratic convention.
That the Democrats of the state have more
sense than to consent that the enemy be
quartered in its own camp and fed from its
own mess room. It simply represents one
discordant faction trying to beat another
similar one. To recognize one gives it a
standing by which it can continue the war
ring already too formidable. Ignore both, and
when another element shall organize the
party in that county, with the good of the
whole party iv view "and its success the mov
ing motive, as well out of as in Ramsey
county, then recognize that element.
Stillwater, Aug. 1, 1888.
A Little of Third District Pol
There has never been a Democratic
nomination made with so much good
feeling and unity as that of Judge Mac-
Donald at Red Wing Wednesday. The
rank and file of the party took a con
spicuous part in it, and that was a hope
ful sign. Another good omen was the
almost universal demand for tariff in
formation, and the eagerness with
which the speakers who addressed the
delegates on that topic were received.
Eugene Wilson was not at his best,
owing to fatigue from legal labors, but
his exposition of the taxation principle
of the tariff was clear and forcible, and
received with frequent applause. The
Democracy of 0. M. Hall was made
more noticeable by the maimer in which
he turned himself loose to make every
body at home. His success was marked
enough to command compliments from
the visitors.
C. B. Wiigus and O. B. Loomis were
guardian angels of the Ramsey county
visitors. They acted in every capacity
possible to insure their charges a good
time, and admirably succeeded.
Many of the Red "Wing Republicans
believe that the delegation from Good
hue county to the Republican state con
vention will be for Scheffer. Gen. Jen
nison would be pleased to see it so.
Gov. Hubbard says that it was on no
authority of his that the statement has
been circulated that he accused McGill
of falsehood three times.
The Remains of Hartley Campbell
Consigned to Mother Earth.
Special to the Globe.
Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 2.— The last
wish expressed by Bartley Campbell,
the playwright, has been honored and
he now lies side by side with his mother
in St. Mary's cemetery. The remains,
over which there was so much anxiety
at their delay, owing to misunderstand
ing of shipping orders, arrived in this
city at 7:30 o'clock this morning. They
were taken direct from the train to an
undertaker's office on Grant street. At
8:30 o'clock the pall bearers, William R.
Mooney, Frank P. Case, C. E. Lock, of
the Press; William Ramsev, of the
Globe; J. N. Hazlett and AVilliam W.
Gullwood, of the Leader, arrived at
the undertaker's office and the funeral
march to St. Paul's cathedral began.
At the Episcopal residence the mourners
and friends joined the pageant. On en
tering the cathedral the choir sang the
requiem mass. The casket was placed
upon a modest bier in front of the altar,
and the many beautiful floral designs
arranged. The casket was covered with
black cloth, with velvet and silver trim
mings. The plate bore the inscription:
"Bartley Campbell, died July 30, 1888,
aged forty-live years." The services
were conducted by Rev. Fathers Wall,
and Devlin assisting. Upon the conclu
sion of high mass, Father Wall deliv
ered an address eulogizing the deceased
and related numerous interesting inci
dents in his career from cradle to grave.
At the conclusion of the address the lid
of the casket was raised and the large
audience took final leave of the remains,
which preserved a remarkably natural
appearance. The funeral party then
£roceeded to St. Mary's cemetery, St.
awrenceville, and at 11:30 o'clock the
grave was closed.
A Test Case at Sioux Falls Decided
Against the Saloonkeepers.
Special to the Globe.
Sioux Falls, Dak., Aug. 2.— The
most interesting turn the saloon fight
has yet taken occurred to-day. when the
John Losche, a saloonkeeper, was
brought before Judge Carland on the
charge of contempt of court. The
case was regarded as a test
one, and the court room was
filled with saloon men, prohibitionists,
lawyers and business men. Judge Car
land promptly overruled the defendants'
demurrer and fined him $200. The re
sult of the trial, was received with jubi
lance by prohibitionists, and correspond
ing depression on the part of saloon men.
From now on the prohibitionists say it
will be war to the knife until all saloons
are closed.
:7'7". .
A Sparse Attendance.
S pecial to the Globe.
Lakh City, Aug. 2— meeting of
Republicans was held at the Academy
of Music to-night. The president of the
Republican State league was first in
troduced and stated that the object of
the league was to educate the young
men how to wave the bloody shirt as the
old men had 24 years of experience, or
words that implied as much. Hon.
Roswell G. Horr next addressed the
meeting. The attendance was small.
• —
* Democrats Organize.
Special to the Globe.
Montevideo, Minn., Aug. 2.— The
Democrats of Montevideo have organ
ized a club of nearly 100 members and
are ready for the campaign. George H.
Claggett is president-ami C. F. Spencer
secretary of the club. ~gjg|g
Struck by Lightning.
Special to the Globe.
Bi.oo.MEit, Wis., Aug. 2.— During the
storm last night lightning struck the
residences of ; AY. H. Cook and Ralph '
Smith iii the village, also the house of
Mrs. 11. AVanser, near the village.
The Bank AY ill Be Sold. V
Special to the Globe. .
Tower, Minn., Aug. 2.— The Bank of
Tower, is expected to be sold to the
Union National bank ot Duluth to-day.
It will be known as the First National
Bank of Tower. Capital. 850,000.
No Change in the Sentiment; j
of the Indians at Stand- -! ■
ing Rock.
Addresses Made by Members
of the Commission and <
by the Chiefs.
St. Cloud and Vicinity Visited
by an Electrical
Lightning Does Much Damage
in Many Places— Church
Special to the Globe.
Standing Rock, Dak., Aug. The
commissioners suffered another disap
pointment to-day. The Indians took
the treaties of 1868 and 1876 to their J
camps last evening, and with the assur
ances given by the influential half
breeds it was thought that they
would be ready to sign to-day. Ow- ]
ing to last night's rain red the
men were slow in getting in this:
morning, and not until 11 o'clock were
the commissioners enabled to call them
to order. Chairman Pratt reminded ■
them they had been given '
the old treaties for pursual last
evening with the understanding
that they were to render their final de
cision this morning. He repeated to
them the history of the goodness of the
government, and appealed to them for
as well as for the satisfaction of their
true friends among the whites, to accept
the treaty. Yesterday they were asked
if they thought the president or the sec
retary of the interior was lying to
them, but this the Indians refused to
make answer. After Chairman Pratt
had closed. Chief Gall arose and spoke
for the first time in the conference. He
called the attention of the committee
men to the violation of treaties, in the
past, of the manner in which the
He opposed the proposition to open the
reservation to settlement, and said that
while the Indians had an abundance of
land at present, they must think
of coming generations. Their pos
terity would need it all. As
for himself, he stood there
to say that he* would never sign either,
paper. He said that he hoped the
learned commissioners would let the
Indians go home to -their crops which
are suffering. Gall was very impressive
and was applauded and admired by his
people who justly looked upon him as the
noblest specimen of their race. Before
closing, Gall said: "How long are you
going to keep us here? Our crops are
being ruined, and we would like to
know who is going to pay for them.
as long as you want us to, and whoever
conies out alive we want to get pay for
our loss. I will never sign either paper."
It will be seen from this that a great
game of freeze-out is now being played
at the agency and that the Indians are
getting the best of it. They are being
ted. The Indians are well organized
and are
as an army of disciplined
soldiers, while the commission
ers used every effort and device
to break down their stubborn resolution.
Gall closed by shaking hands with each
of the commissioners, meaning
good-bye. When Gall had
closed Sitting Bull spoke : j
but not to the commissioners. He turns
his back to the commissioners, and
speaks to the Indians. He asked the
oratorical chiefs why they did not tell
the commissioners what the Indians had
said and go home. He thought the
matter ought to be settled at once. Be
was becoming very weary, and was be
ginning to think that the chiefs were
If the Indians had said they would
never sign, and had taken an oath to
the Great Father, he could see no sense
in further deiay. Chairman Pratt
spoke plainly to the Indians, and.
used his old tactics of denounc
ing the policy of having one or
two chiefs speak for the entire tribe.
He said Gall, John Grass, Mad Bear
and the other chiefs would not be per
mitted to prevent any other Indian from
signing. Sitting Bull, in one of his
advised them to be calm and moderate
and not to show anger at anything the
commissioners might say. The perfec
tion with which the Indians are organ
ized and the manner in which their
leaders are holding the forces together
is surprising. It is evident that they
have been discussing the question for
months and that they were well pre
pared to meet the commissioners. They.
and refuse to have their own reporters,
who have been taking notes during the
conference, read any part of the pro
posed treaty before the commission they :
have them read it in their private coun
cils, when' they can discuss it with-'
out interruption. To-day one of the
reporters attempted to read at the re
quest of the commission, but the Indi
ans told him to sit down. The commis
eisners have informed the Indians that
they will remain until the affirmative or,
negative paper is signed, and in reply
to this Gall says that they will all be
dead before that time. The delay at
this agency is having an annoying effect
on the Indians of other agencies on the '
reservation, as they were called in
some time ago, and are waiting to receive
the commissioners. Rain-in-the-Face
is very much amused and disgusted by.
the action of the commissioners in hold-;
ing the Indians so long after they have'
rendered their decision, and says the
whites must think the Indians are a lot •
of children, who will change their minds
in a day. The commissioners -still
have hope of success, but to an observer
the prospect is not bright. Many of the
Indians . have gone from the agency,
and, but for the respect they have for
their agent, Maj. McLaughlin, there
would be very few left at the agency to
confer with. The climax has not been
reached, and will not 'be to-morrow;
unless the Indians decide in their coun
cil to-night to sign in the nagative. *.** !.
Electricity, Rain and Wind Com
bine and Do Damage to Life and '
Property. " 77 :7:000 -. "0
Special to the Globe. -W V
St. Cloud, Minn., Aug. This city
and vicinity was visited by an electric
storm last night and this morning,
which has not had a parallel in its his
tory. For seven hours a* perfect'. jsheet
of water fell, and for three hours, while
the storm was at its height, flash upon
flash of vivid lightning turned.
showing the streets . and .walks covered
with one vast mass , of flowing water.
At 8 o'clock the fury of the storm some
what abated, and finally at 4 o'clock
this morning it ceased. During the
night no less than twenty different resi
dences and structures had been struck
by lightning in this city alone, and
numerous washouts are reported from
all surrounding points. The midnight
Manitoba passenger train found
with water at the "Willmar junction,
and returned to this city, where it was
held until this noon. The Hinckley and
Willmar divisions of the Manitoba road
were the only divisions over which
trains could pass this morning. Tele
graph wires are down more or less to
wards the west. Reports from the
but it is known that a large number of .
bridges over the Sauk and Watab
rivers in this county were carried away.
The entire country around the town
ship of Richmond is under water, and
an almost total loss of the hay crop is
reported from all directions, while the
wheat has not fared much better, the
fields being overflowed with water and
from shocks of lightning Mve so far
been reported, but a large number re
ceived severe shocks which will proba
bly result fatally. Among these are
three children of Mrs. Klinkert, of East
St. Cloud, aged seven, eight and nine.
The limbs or all three are completely
paralyzed. An invalid brother, aged
twelve, was hurried under one of the
falling walls of the building, but es
caped unhurt. All the residences along
the river were more or less damaged by
washouts, while the entire west wall of
the Fifth avenue culvert was washed
into the ravine below.
A Handsome Church Edifice To
tally Destroyed.
Special to the Globe.
Center City, Minn., Aug. 2.— 1:15
this morning the Swedish Lutheran
church at this place was struck by
lightning and burned to the ground; in
surance $10,000. The church was erect
ed in 1882 at a cost of $30,000, and was a
brick structure, possibly the largest
country church in the state. The rain
which continued to pour down while
the same was being consumed, saved
the town from total destruction. Old
timers say the storm of last night was
the severest known. A number of barns
and out houses in the vicinity were also
destroyed. The probability is that the
church will be rebuilt.
Several Horses Cremated in an
Early Morning Fire at La
Special to the Globe.
La Crosse, Wis., Aug. Five barns
were burned to the ground at an early
hour this morning, and in one of them
five horses, belonging to James J.
Hogan, the wholesale grocer. . The fire
originated in Mr. Hogan's barn from
spontaneous - combustion among a lot of
greasy rags used in cleaning harness,
etc. From Hogan's barn the fire spread to
those of Dr. Ballard, Messrs. Strouse, .
Losey and Crosby. Houses in the vi
cinity were on fire several times once
as the wind was quite strong from the
south. There was peril of a general fire in
the thickly settled neighborhood. One
of the horses burned was a trotter, but
his value is unknown on account of the
absence of Mr. Hogan from the city.
The total loss, exclusive of this horse,
was about $6,000, insurance $4,000.
William Van Waters, Democratic
postmaster at West Salem, this county,
died to-day, aged seventy-one.
The Engineer of a Flour Mill
Makes It Lively for a Gang of
Midnight Marauders.
Special to the Globe.
Blair, Neb., Aug. 2.— About two
weeks ago three men broke into the
Acme mills here, beat the engineer, G.
A. Fackler, in a brutal manner, and
helped themselves to all the flour they
could carry away. In the morning about
2 o'clock, Fackler heard a noise
in the storeroom and upon investigating
fouud three men there helping them
selves to the flour. He opened fare with
his revolver and one of the men with a
groan fell to the floor. His two com
panions, who had jumped outside the
window sprang back, and picking the
wounded man up carried him away.
This morning large pools of blood were
found on the floor and meal sacks. The
thieves were tracked a considerable
distance by the blood, but finally all
trace was lost.
Crushed to Death by a Wagon —
Candidates for Congress.
Special to the Globe.
Mason City, 10., Aug. Clark
Smith fell from a loaded wagon to-day
and was crushed to death by the wheel.
The Fourth congressional Republican
convention will be held at Charles City
the 12th of September. The candidates
are W. E. Fuller, of Fayette, the present
member; John McHugh, of Howard; J.
H.Sweeney, of Mitchell; H. C. Bulis,
of Winneshiek; S. J. Kiuyon, of Chica
saw, and Patrick, of Chicasaw.
The contest will be between the three
; first named, their strength being con
; sidered about equal.
Willing to Settle.
I Special to the Globe. .
I Lake City, Aug. Sheriff Crath ar
rived in the city last night, having in
charge Sidney Perkins, who is wanted
to answer to the charge of bastardy.
The girl in the case and her father have
• been in consultation with Perkins all
day, endeavoring to settle the affair on
! a casn basis.
Never Too Late to Mend.
Special to the Globe.
Montevideo, Minn., Aug. 2.— The
Republicans of Chippewa county are in
a dilemma. The three farmers appoint
ed last year as a central committee have
concluded to join the tariff reform party.
The chairman says he- may call the
county convention and then send in his
resignation. '= 3 .. _, B
'■] 70 Heavy Rain Storm.
Special to the Globe.
Duluth, Miun., Aug. 2.— thirty
minute rain storm this evening flooded
cellars on Superior street and played
havoc generally for a time. It was by
far tlie heaviest storm of the
season. The extent of damage is not
known; though it will probably not be
very extensive. -'<%£___ ftßßj
-Terribly Warm Weather.
Special to the Globe.
Dubuque, 10., Aug. 2. This was the I
hottest day of the summer. Private
thermometers registered 98 to 100 in the
shade; government record 96, two
notches higher. than any day previously.
Business is prostrated by the heat, but
nocaees^of suustroke are reported.
The Ravenna Murderer Hangs
in the Ohio State
• Prison.
How the Condemned Man
Passed His Last Hours on
He Leaves a Letter in Which
« He Asserts His Inno
History of the Burglary That
Led to the Murder and
CoLrsrors, 0., Aug. 3. — Charles,
alias "Blinkey" Morgan, the principal
figure in the Ravenna rescue and the
murder of Detective Hulligan, of Cleve
land, was executed at the Ohio peniten
tiary at 1:20 o'clock this morn
ing. The prisoner spent a quiet day,
refusing to see visitors except those
with whom he had been inti
mate, and who had taken an interest in
the commutation of his sentence, and
with whom he talked he protested his
innocence of the crime. He interested
himself a part of the time in writing
autographs and preparing souvenirs to
send to friends. These consisted of
buckeyes, on which were painted
the names of "Cleveland and
Thurman, 18SS," and in the center a
neatly painted bandana handkerchief.
They were made by one of the prison
ers, and are strung on blue ribbons.
Yesterday Morgan made out an order
turning his body over *to Dr. Clemmer,
the physician of the prison, with the re
quest that it be used for the benefit of the
sciences and afterwards cremated,
though he did not want it used in a way
which would t cause notoriety. After
giving the order, however, he received
a letter from Nellie Lowery,.of Cleve
land, who is reputed to have been his
mistress, asking that his body be sent
to her. She had been refused the privi
lege of seeing him alive and she claimed
it was no more than right she should
Morgan changed his mind after read
ing the letter and asked the physician
to relinquish his claim, which was done.
A post-mortem, however, will be held
in the morning. Jjgjlg
There has been a wonderful curiosity
to see the prisoner, and the warden this
evening had received more than 500 ap
plications to witness the execution.
Nearly all had to be refused, as the offi
cials tried to keep the number to the
limit of - the law, ■ about twenty-five.
The force of guards was doubled
last night on the walls and the
number increased to-night. This was
to provide against an emergency and
to allay the feeling created by wild
rumors of a possible attempt to save
Morgan. Nellie Lowery arrived to-night,
and is with a friend waiting to receive
the body. ■',■ :- •■■-;■
Morgan wrote the following letter
to a friend in New York and gave it to
a fellow prisoner with the injunction
that it should be mailed only in case he
should be hung. It is of interest as
giving for the first time.
Morgan's REAL name.
Ohio Penitentiary, Columbus, 0.,
June 2, 1888: Mr. Tom Draper, Thir
tieth street and Fifth avenue. New
York City: Friend Shang— ln view of
the fact that my chances for dropping
through a trap appear inevitable, 1 have
concluded to pen you a line and ask
you to attend to a few simple
matters for me in case the
worst comes to worst. Of course, old
boy, you have been awake all the while
about the party called Blinky Morgan ;
if not, I may tell you now. It is
'.'MacDonald." They have me done up
wrong here and the prejudice is strong
against me. 1 feel sure they intend to
put me away for good. I would
Like my sister
in Liverpool to know what my fate is,
providing lam hung. Also send woid
to the people in Hoboken and Jersey
City, and whatever may be found in my
. apartments in Philadelphia I would like
sent to Mrs. Nellie Lowrey, Cleveland,
O. If the parties who were with me
the last time 1 visited your place come
there again advise them for me
to give this country a wide
berth, for they will certainly "do
them" if they flash up in this direction.
Well, Shang, the press will keep you
fully posted as to the result of my attor
ney's effort in my behalf, and if all ef
forts prove fruitless, please attend to
my requests. Remember me to friends
in Forty-second street and the Bowery
also drop a note to Ed Smith, Canal
street, Buffalo, and tell him
WHO "blinky" MORGAN IS.
I would like to see yourself and the
boys once more, but I fear the red let
ter day is here. I will bid you farewell,
wishing you the best success in life.
Your Friend,
Charlie MacDonali>,
Morgan spent the day quietly and ap
parently in good spirits, but as the
day ended, evinced some nervousness
and lost his appetite. A few people
were allowed to see him, and with them
he chatted cheerfully. A supper of
delicacies was set before him at 7 o'clock.
He invited
who was present to join him in his last
supper, and the two sat at the table and
talked for ten minutes, but not a morsel
passed Morgan's lips. He has
stolidly refused the ministrations
of clergymen who called to
see him and while * refraining
always from talking on religion, he has
been regarded as a free" thinker. After
supper he was left alone with the
guard, the warden declining to allow
any one to see him. The prison of
ficials had
on all the walls and at all the gates, so
that o strong besieging force could have
been withstood.
At 1:10 o'clock the prison war
den informed Morgan that the time
had come for him to execute the sen
tence, and the party at once started
from the cell into the execution room.
Morgan was as cool as he had been all
day, and walked up the scaffold with
"a firm step. On the scaffold he said he
had no statement to make. The noose
was adjusted and at 1 :20 the drop fell,
Morgan saying just before: "Good bye
Nellie," referring to , the Cleveland
woman, Nell Lowrey, who - was his
former mistress. His collar caught the
rope in some way and prevented the
noose from drawing as it should and
his neck was not broken. He was
strangled. At 1:41 he was pronounced
The following was written to the
warden some time ago, with the request
it be not made public until he (Morgan)
was off deck :
; "God knows everything— past, pres
ent and future. 1 have taken a review
of my life and I find I have done mcrj
good for humanity than evil, I am not
afraid to did at any time. I will sub
mit my case to the Above without argu
ment. [Signed,] Charles Morgan.
The execution was witnessed by
about thirty persons. Morgan was on
the scaffold when the spectators en
tered the execution department. He
looked like a high-toned gentleman
dressed for an evening ball. The war
rant was read and Morgan refused to
say a word, but stood like a statue as
the ropes were adjusted. A friend
of his raised some disturbance
and talked loud until he was put out,
but he was readmitted at the request of
the condemned. When, all was ready
and the cap drawn down and the rope
began to tighten, Morgan spoke in a
loud tone: "Good-bye, Nellie," and he
passed through the trap. The work
was not successful, and the body
writhed in greatest agony, and the legs
jerked, while the arms swung and the
hands clutched. He slowly strangled
to death. The scene was a horrible one.
Letter to the Warden of the Peni
tentiary in Which He Denies All
Complicity in the Crimes.
Special to the Globe.
Columbus, 0., Aug. 2.— "Blinky"
Morgan wrote a letter to the warden of
the Ohio penitentiary, in which, after
thanking him for the kind treatment he
invariably received at the hands of the
warden, says: There will be much
curiosity no doubt, raid perhaps some
interest in what I have to say relative
to my alleged connection with the crime
for which I am to be executed, and to
satisfy the curious as well as to relieve
the overburdened minds of the inter
ested, I reassert my declaration of en
tire innocence of any connection, what
ever, with either the theft of the furs,
the rescue of McMunn, or the
There will doubtless be some people
who will not hesitate to declare I died
with a falsehood on my tongue, simply
because my assertion can not corre
spond with their belief and prejudice.
To all such permit me to say, wait.
Time will eventually substantiate my
declaration of innocence. Had I suc
ceeded in obtaining another hearing of
my case I would certainly have ac
quitted myself, as I expected to prove
beyond any possible doubt that I was in
the city of Philadelphia, in the state of
Pennsylvania, at the time of the rescue
and for some time before that event. I
would have proven that each and
before the last grand jury that they did
not knew who the assaulting party was,
and was unable to describe any of the
assailants because of the suddenness of
the attack and the extreme confusion
in which they all were thrown. Would
also have proven that Captain Hoehne
requested two of the most reliable
police officers on the Pittsburg force to
please learn for him who the assaulting
parties were. The officers asked him
to describe one or more of the men and
he replied that he could not do so as he
was too excited at the moment
about them. The two policemen testi
fied substantially to the above at Robin
son's trial, and yet Capt. Hoehne did
not hesitate to swear 'that' Coughlin,
Kobinson and myself were the men.
The article published in the Cincin
nati Enquirer in the issue of April 20 is
a true statement of facts, and a record
of the Portage county court of common
pleas will substantiate every question
of the testimony buried within.
I have read of men being murdered
for their money, but I am judicially, or
rather injudicially, murdered for the
state's money and to satisfy
In conclusiou I repeat I am innocent of
any complicity in the robbery of the
furs or the murder of Detective Hulli
gan. I write this statement to obviate
the necessity of making any verbal re
marks from the scaffold, and also to
keep reporters of the press from butch
ering up to suit their own ideas what I
desire to say. You will understand
from the foregoing, honored sir, that I
shall have nothing whatever to say save
what 1 have written here.
Thanking you again for your kind
consideration, I subscribe, very re
spectfully, Chas. Morgan,
Annex O. P.
Details of the Robbery That Led
Up to the Murder and Subse
quent Execution.
The facts leading up to the crime are
as follows: On the moriug of Jan. 28,
1887, the fur store of Benedict & liudey,
245 Superior street, Cleveland, was en-,
tered just at day break by burg
lars and $8,000 • worth of sealskin
sacques and furs taken. The robbery
was a very mysterious oue. since the
place was closely guarded and watched
by the regular police and private watch
men. Thirty-six garments in all were
taken. As soon as the robbery became
known to the police Capt. Henry
Hoehn gave orders for his men to
leading southward to the Cleveland &
Pittsburg and the New York, Pennsyl
vania & Ohio roads. " The burglary oc
curred on Friday morning, and on Sun
day at 3 a. in., Thomas Storey, an Ohio
street coal dealer, was arrested as being
the man who, on the Friday night
previous, had driven three men. and
two Saratoga trunks to the Cleveland
& Pittsburg railroad station at Bedford.
He afterwards confessed that the men
had paid him a round sum for hauling
them there on condition that he
That when half way to the station
one of Lis horses had given out, and
that the men had entered a barn by the
wayside and stole a horse to continue
the journey. Three of the men pur
chased tickets to Allegheny City, Pa.
The Pittsburg police were notified, and
Harry McMunn, a noted crook,
was arrested as one of the
probable burglars. Requisition papers
were secured and Captain Hoehn and
Detective Hulligan of Cleveland, pre
pared to take the man back to the scene
of his crime. When the 11 o'clock train
for Cleveland reached Ravenna, the two
officers were set upon by a band of
thugs, and after Hulligan had been half
murdered, and Hoehn so badly injured
that he laid for months hovering between
life and death, the prisoner McMunn,
was unshackled from his captors and
hurried away by the desperadoes. Hul
ligan and Hoehn were taken to Cleve
laud that night, and after lingering in
great agony until Feb. 8, Detective Hul
ligan died of his injuries. A reward of
$16,000 being offered for the apprehen
sion of the murderers, detectives from
all parts of the country flocked to the
scene. After a number of suspects had
suspicion pointed to three, men as the
probable murderers, namely: Charles
Morgan, Bill Hanley and Pat Harring
ton. They were "apprehended at Alpena,
Mich.,' on June 28,1887, Morgan being
captured at the house of relatives of the
so-called Hanley, and Harrington .at
the * dock, as they were about
leaving- the place for parts un
known. During the struggle with Mor
gan, Sheriff Lynch, of Alpena, was
shot in the leg and, blood poisoning set
ting in, he died in great agony. The
prisoners were taken, heavily ironed, to
Cleveland by boat to the county jail aud
from thence to the Portage county jail.
Safe and Profitable, in
"Want" Columns.
NO. 216.
Good Tidings of Stanley
Brought by Messengers
to Zanzibar.
Well-Posted People Believe
That the Explorer Is All
Capt. O'Shea Writes a Letter
Anent Parnell and Cham
British Parliamentarians Ex«
change Compliments Highly
Spiced With Billingsgate. .
Special Cable to the Globe.
London, Aug. The arrival at Zan
zibar of two messengers escaped from
captivity at the hands of hostile tribes
and bringing more definite news of Mr.
Stanley than has for nearly a year been
accessible has quickened the interest
felt in the fate of that intrepid explorer
and given his friends renewed hope that
he may yet achieve the object of his
mission and return safe and well to be
crowned with fresh honors, and also
strengthened their belief that
reported to be marching toward Khar
toum is none other than lie. Morever,
tlie allusions of Lupton Bey to the
Europeans in Khartoum," whose lives
he evinced anxiety to save through Em
m's submission to the order of the new
mahdi are held by many to suggest more
than a possibility that Gordon may be
found to be one of the Europeans men
tioned. Ihe latter theory, however, is
entertained by very few persons other
than those who have steadfast
ly refused to believe that
met the fate which the history of the
unfortunate campaign in the Soudan
has allotted to him. Still there is
abundant reason to assume that many
Europeans long mourned as dead by
their friends are yet alive and may ulti
mately be enabled to reach their former
homes, and there is also ground for
hope that among these may be found'
many of Gordon's, and even Hicks' fol
lowers. The hopes and fears aroused
by the arrival at Zanzibar of those
couriers cannot fail to
to the idea advanced by Cardinal Lavi
gerie, bishop of Algiers, at Tuesday's
meeting of the Anti-Slavery society, of
organizing an expedition of white men
to crush the slave trade in the Soudan,
and it is not unlikely that the expedition
will be made sufficiently strong to ena
ble it to reach Khartoum and effect the
release of the mahdi's hostages. *
He Publishes a Letter Referring'
to Charges Made by Parnell and
Chamberlain. .
Special Cable to the Globe.
London, Aug. Capt. O'Shea, in a
letter published in the Times to-day,
referring to the statements made in the
house of commons Tuesday by Messrs.
Parnell and Chamberlain, with regard!
to the interview between those gentle-,
men after the Phoenix park murder,
says that both are right, but full of hor
ror as Mr. Parnell was the day after the I
assassination it is notastononishing that!
Parnell had forgotten that he asked the
writer to arrange an interview with one
of the cabinet. Innocence, Mr. O'Shea.
asserts, never showed more clearly un
der a terrible ordeal than that of Par
nell's. The captain further states that
he knew for a long time that Mr. Par
nell was imbued with the fixed idea that
Mr. Chamberlain revealed cabinet se
crets. The writer declared that Mr.
Chamberlain must have somewhere the
draft of a coercion act amended in Par
nell's handwriting into the form he
proposed it should be passed with just
enough show of opposition in parlia
ment to satisfy. those concerned.
Mr. Labouchere Charges the
Times With a Breach of Priv
. ilege.
Special Cable to the Globe.
London, Aug. 2.— ln the house ot
commons, this evening, Mr. Labouchere
called attention to a breach of privilege
committed by the Times to-day in
charging that the Parnellites
were trying to drown the bill
in a flood of blackguardism un
paralleled in the historyof parliament,
and in deploring the fact tnat Mr. Glad
stone and Sir William Harcourt hade
completed the foul-mouthed oratory of
the Irish allies. Mr. Healey moved a
proviso to the effect that the members
of the commission shall report seperate-'
ly regarding the charges against each
individual member in cases where their
decisions are adverse. It was rejected.
Wissmann, the German Explorer,
Believes Him to Be Alive and
Brussels, Aug. 2. — Lieut. Wiss
mann, the German explorer, lias come
here in response to a summons from
King Leopold, who desiredto obtain his
opinion regarding the whereabouts of
Stanley. Lieut. Wissmann informed
the king that he did not believe that
Stanley was lost, and said that lie hoped
to hear good news of the explorer at an
early date. ; \
Flashed Under the Ocean.
In his speech opening the centenary exhi
bition at Melbourne Wednesday Gov. Loch
cordially thanked the foreign countries for
Bending specimens of their industries. He
concluded his ipeech by quoting the words
of the address delivered at the opening of
the Philadelphia exhibition in 1876.
The Berlin newspapers announce that the
emperor < f Germany, the emperor of Russia
and the emperor of Austria will meet at soma
point on the Austrian froutier in the au
Yesterday a pillar of the cathedral at Se
ville tell, causing a portion of the roof of the
nave to collapse. The falling debris de
stroyed the organ and did other damage to
the cathedral.
The Cologne Gazette confirms the report
that Emperor William will meet Queen Vic
toria on Sept. 30 during the latter" visit to
her daughter, Empress Frederick, at Baden.
Edward Cooper, ex-mayor of New York,
has left London for Paris. After remaining
in the latter city for a time he will make a
tour of Germany. - •:• r
The Turkish government has sent a pro
test to the powers against the occupation of
Massowah by Italy.
Jury trials in the cases of anarchists in
Austria and Hungary have been suspended
for one year.
The report that the new magazine rifle!
will be withdrawn from the British array is
not true.
The pope has prepared an encyclical letter
to the Catholic bishops iv the East.
'the international grain seed market wi
open at Vienna, Aug. '17. -■•*.. '

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