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HEMPEN HORROR The Tollefson Murder Reaches Its Fearful Conclu- sion. Nothing- but Blackened and Distorted Semblances of Men fiemain of the Youthful Mur- derers, Tim and Pete Barrett. Grasped in the Gripe of the Gaunt and Grisly Gibbet, They Yield Up Their Lives as the Penalty of Their Crime. With Spartan Firmness They March to the Dread Death. Prayers for Mercy Cut Short by the Life-Strangling Cord. The Jail Surrounded by a Morbid Mob of Idle Hu- • manity. manity. The Death Scene Witnessed by a Room Jammed Full. As a Work of Hangman's Art, the Execution Is a Success. The Early Morning Scenes Preceding the Climac- teric Event. Incidents of the Great Double Execution of the Law's Command. A cruel murder has been expiated and two lives have been given for the one that was taken Tim and Pete Bar- rett yesterday suffering the penalty of the law for the heartless killing of Thomas Tollefson at Minneapolis on the night of July 26, 1887. Terrible as is the taking of life in atonement by the mandate of the law framed for the protection of society, the execution was robbed of much of its horror by the spirit in which in was carried out, the absence of mawk ish sentimentality, and the fortitude of the condemned who faced their death bravely. "Much as their crime is ab horred, and great as the detestation which must remain as the memory of the lives they led, it cannot be denied that they died like men, unflinching, end met their Maker with prayers on their lips in supplication. "God have mercy" was the cry of each as they dropped into eternity*. It was the supreme atoning sacrifice for the wrong committed, and society is avenged. As to the execution itself, it was car- ried in all its details with as careful re- gard lo propriety and humanity as -was possible. One little misunderstanding which prolonged the mental anguish of the condemned men a few minutes longer than was absolutely necessary was the only deviation from what might be, even as it was, regarded as a model execution. The sheriff of Hennepin county and his assistants did their duty conscientiously and well. The only thing to be regretted is that It was necessary that the brother who participated in the crime, in which he may have been the prime mover, but who betrayed his own flesh and blood, was allowed to go free. LAST NIGHT ON EARTH. Left Alone, the Condemned Sleep Habiliments of Heath. Far into Friday morning the jail was ■still a Mecca for curious pilgrims. At 2:30 a. m. yesterday the crowd had di- minished in size, although there were constant arrivals, besieging the depu- ties for favors. Thus far no reporter has been admitted to the lock-up. Sheriff Ege declared that it was the wish of priest and prisoner that no one be admitted to their gallery. The priests have returned to the jail, and it is likely that they will remain until the end. At least the reporters are so informed. If this story be true, good-bye news, good-bye confes- sion. " Sheriff Ege has promised to send word to the reporters of any news that may be stirring. But there is a crowd of scribblers here on the out- side, each of whom is anxious to secure personal information. Will we have the opportunity? Not likely. Sheriff Ege has done everything in his power for the press representatives. A roo.n formerly used for confinement of female prisoners has been fitted up, and the United Press has an operator on hand. Below all is quiet. Officials and vis- itors tread with silent feet. But from within comes a jargon of sounds— sing- ing, laughter, conversation. There are a dozen or more prisoners confined in this wing of the building, and they are resiles.-. Whether this be their normal co__it:..n. or a result of the excitement of the hour, one cannot judge. But be that as it may, the inmates of the jail were very wakeful and slept but little during "the early hours of the night. Finally Sheriff Ege left the jail building, and. regardless of reportorial solicitations, refused to admit any member of the press to the lock-up. This decision was final, and the reporters settled down to a quiet night's drag. Shortly after 1 o'clock Turnkey Morgan ascended to the reporters' room with the announcement that the v»-_- .__-l„ d^_> _^=B| ' """"""O^vXz^f^^ .__"" __%_iir _______ >A *^M«j^| *J-a>f <||| —^*-*-C^***V//^ r:y/.:: •***=■ - "T^" •""^ -..---•- V-. ■'.■'•" - '"-• '•:':'*:■••' '," - . -•':' ' prisoners had retired and were, appar ently, resting quietly. "Their spiritual advisers have departed, and the boys were locked up in their cells at 12:13. They'll sleep well to-night you may rest assured." And if the exclusion of re porters contributed to this happy result the condemned did sleep peacefully. Shortly after 1:30 Sheriff Ege -re ceived the shrouds and caps for the prisoners. The cap is made in four pieces with a button at the top, and made of soft material, folds like a tur ban. The cloak folds nearly to the feet of the prisoners, and is also black and soft in texture. For some reason the sheriff has declined to give the name of the maker of these articles. Daylight is approaching. A dull : night is giving place to an historic day. Already there are sounds of life about the stone jail building, and hints of out side life come in from the streets. In side the jail prisoners are still soundly sleeping. The Barretts are quiet, and not a sound heard from their gallery — at least that is the report sent down stairs by the death watch. Up to 6 a. m. not a reporter has been admitted to the cell room. The clergy are mo mentarily expected, but the boys will not be disturbed until they awaken. Shortly* before 7 o'clock" Father Cor bett appeared and was at once ad mitted to the lock-up. The boys were awake at that time.. and, after a bath, were given new clothing, including underw.ar. They were then given a substantial meal, and both ate heartily. The sheriff has always contributed liberally to the gastric predjudices of the prisoners. Breakfast ended, the attorneys, Messrs. Erwin and Donohue, were admitted, but as they had no hope to offer, their call was brief. NUMBERED HOURS. The Barretts Prepared for Their Death — Spiritual Consolation. Rev. Father Corbett arrived at the jail at 6:30 in the morning and was taken at once to the cells occupied by the condemned men. Half an honr later Rev. Father Henry McGolrick -reached the jail, and also went to the cells. Both the priests an once began to talk to the young men, Father Mc (iolrick and Pete walking up and down the corridor, while Tim and Rev. Father Corbett remained in the cell. What passed between the boys and the priests will in all proba bility never be known, but it is certain that both the boys seemed much easier than before the priests came. At 7:30 a light breakfast, consisting of coffee, toast, cake, and the like, was served by a deputy sheriff. Neither of the boys was hungry, and the food was removed half an hour later almost untasted. When the meal was brought in Pete remarked that he could not see what difference it made whether they got anything to eat or not. About 9 o'clock Rev. Father James McGolrick went to the jail and was escorted to where the other two priests and the Barrett boys were. No one knows what was said, but the boys were much affected. Once or twice it seemed , as though they would break down. .lust before Father McGolrick called, W. W. Erwin, W. II. Donahue and John T. Byrnes, who have been making such strenuous efforts to save Pete's neck, entered tiie jail. They went first to the room where the ponderous instrument of death stood, ami after looking at that a few moments, crossed the hall and went to the boys' cells. Here they talked for some ten 'minutes and then bade the boys good-by. The faces of the attorneys were as white as death as they returned from the cell, and they at once left the jail. The de parture of the attorneys had a depress ing effect on the boys, and for a few moments they seemed lost in thought. At last they resumed their conversation with the three priests who were pre paring them to meet their doom. They were agitated, and more than once found themselves unable to speak, or make any response to the prayers of the priests. THE HANGMAN'S NOOSE. Scenes at the Scaffold and the Last tat ions. All this time the room in which the gallows stood was slowly filling up with spectators. At 9:30 Superintendent of Police Brackett, who had been called to assist Sheriff Ege, called Deputy Sheriff James Ilines, and the two soaped the ropes and the lever In the trap, so that there would be no hitch when the awful moment came. This proceeding vvas watched with breathless interest by the spectators. At the entrance to' the room stood Lieut. Thomas Nelson, while License Inspector Ray and Dep- uty Sheriff Rauen took up the admis sion cards. As the moments passed the crowd in the room kept growing larger and larger, until every available foot of standing room was occupied. Deputy Sheriff Shepley was guarding the out side door of the jail, and it is safe to say that no more than three or four per- sons not holding passes secured an en- trance. The sheriffs of the state occupied the space just -in front of the gallows, and passed the time in commenting on the murder and matters incident and pertaining to it. The board of examining physicians, composed of Coroner Towers. Dr. A. A. Ames. Dr. J. 11. Dunn, County Physi cian Burton and Dr. T. F. Quinby, stood just at the foot of the gallows, talking among themselves in low tones. At 10:17 Sheriff Ege and Deputy Sheriffs Ilines and Langum and Car- penter Sped removed the sacks of sand from the nooses and put the nooses on the platform, where they were thor- oughly soaped once more by Supt. Brackett. A few moments later Sheriff Ege called Sheriff De Frate, of Douglas county, and Sheriff Branden- burg, of Otter Tail county, to the plat- form on the gallows to assist him. Sheriff De Frate is the man who hung John Lee at Alexandria, while Sheriff Brandenburg executed Nels O. Holong at Fergus Falls on April 13, 1888. As soon as these experts were on the plat- form the work of arranging the nooses was begun. They were drawn up so that the men would get a fall of almost five and a half feet. The nooses when let fall just touched the trap. While this was going on one venture- some individual crawled around on the iron cage, half-way up to the ceiling. and clung there, where he could get a full view of all that vvas taking place on the platform beneath him. At 10:30 the ROPES WERE FIXED, the one for Tim being on the north side, nearest Eighth avenue. When all vvas completed Sheriff Ege pulled the lever which sprung the traps, to see that ev- erything worked smoothly. As soon as the powerful lever was pulled both traps went down with lightning speed, but so silently that nothing was heard but a rustling sound. Ten minutes later the .trans Mid handcuffs for the prisoners were brought in ami hung over the iron grating of "the cell just back of the gal- lows. Just then a big white envelope was handed then sheriff by * a deputy. It was at first thought that 'this was from the gov- ernor, reprieving Pete, but it proved to be only a business message from one of the county officials. The spectators watched the sheriff read it, and an in- voluntary sigh went up from some when it was found that the document meant I nothing. ;ii;.\>-v: Ex-Sheriff Swcnson was eallcd to the stage and took his stand near Patrol- man Robert Golden, who was guarding SAINT PAUL, MINN., SATURDAY/MORNING, MARCH .23, 1889. —TWELVE PAGES. BEFORE THE DROP. The Last Scene of Life— Pinioning Pete, while Tim Kneels in Prayer. [From an Instantaneous Photograph, taken on the snot.] . the. ... p_y leading to the scaffold. At thi, /jineiit some of .the physicians standing at the foot of the gallows sat down. The sheriff saw them, and, lean ing toward them, said:.': -. "Gentlemen, you can not sit down in here. There is not room, and then, this whole business will be over in thre. seconds after the meu are brought in." • At 10:51 Carpenter Sped measured the trans with a foot rule and made' a mark in the center, to show where the condemned men's feet should be placed when they were brought out to their door. As soon as he had finished meas- I uring and marking the traps, Supt. Brackett advanced to the edge of the scaffold and said : THE TIME APPROACHING. "Gentlemen: I am requested by the sheriff to ask to keep quiet as you can and to abstain from all conversation." In an instant all the noise inside the room ceased, and Deputy Sheriffs John P. Wall and James Ilines took their stand below the scaffold, almost under the drops, so as to be near the bodies of the two men after the lever had been pulled. Wall vvas at Tim's trap and Ilines at Pete's. Sheriff Ege now took the handcuffs from where they were hanging and left the stage, going di rectly to the cells of the prisoners, ac- companied by six deputies. The silence in the room was intense, the only sound being the suppressed breathing of the spectators. Outside the jail could-, be heard the crowd of men pushing and calling out. At 11:01 Supt. Brackett spoke: "Please remove your hats, every one.and now, order." MOUNTING THE SCAFFOLD. The Procession of Death Appears The Coiulemneds' Demeanor. As these words were uttered the cell door vvas thrown open and the prisoners marched in. accompanied by the priests and the deputy sheriffs. First came I AFTER THE DROP. | The Scaffold Scone when the Traps were Sprung, Showing ihe Crowded Room and th: Black-clad Bodies Dangling in the Nooses'. 1 r__„ — -, — . ' . — — . .. •_._ ; Sheriff lege and Rev. James McGolrick; then followed Tim Barrett, accom panied by Deputy Sheriffs George John son, Frank Ward and Jacob Bauen and Rev. Father Corbett. Last came Pete Barrett, accompanied by Deputy Sheriffs John Lorias, John Peterson and Turnkey James Eiley, and Bev. Henry McGolrick. As the party ascended the steps lead ing to the gallows, the three priests chanted a prayer, while Tim and Pete made responses which were only par tially audible. When the platform was reached, Tim was led to the north side, where he dropped onto his knees beside Father Corbett. Pete fell upon his knees be side Father Henry McGolrick, while Father James McGolrick stood in the rear, in the center of the platform, and prayed aloud. The responses, "Oh, God, P_**EI AYE MERCY ON US," came from time to time in a thick,husky voice from Tim, and it was evident that he was laboring under an awful mental strain. His eyes were wild, and his face was pinched with the anguish he was suffering. Pete's voice could not be heard at ail by the spectators, and the only way that it was known that he was making the responses was by seeing his lips move. To all appearances he was the firmer of the two. He glanced over the audience once or twice, and then looked into the face of the holy man who at tended him as if seeking consolation there. Just before the prisoners were strapped some one in the crowd out side threw a ray of sunshine into the gloomy room by means of a looking glass. This bright ray struck Tim full in the face and caused him to turn his head with a quick start. Then ".it glanced along the deadly scaffold, and rested for a moment on Father Henry McGolrick, where it was seen by Pete. It was . ""'. ';;. THE EAST RAY . \ "'. f which the boys ever saw, for when the strapping process began the light dis appeared and the gloom of the dismal room seemed more intense than be fore. - :*■ At 11:04 Tim was strapped. During the time this was going on he stood perfectly calm, with the exception of a slight trembling of his chin and lips. He looked out upon the sea of faces be fore him twice with a wild, hunted look, and then dropped his eyes to the floor. The strapping was completed at 11:05. Just as the last strap was buckled, the little ray of sunshine rested lor a moment on his face and then dis appeared. His voice had grown more husky, and it was with a violent effort that he made the responses. At 11:06 the STRAPPING OF PETE ....': V I> was begun. The boy trembled, and once it seemed that he would sink in a heap on the trap. He was supported by the priest and the deputy sheriff, and when this ordeal was over seemed to recover himself a little. Both he and Tim fastened their gaze on the cruci fixes which the priests carried, and seemed to be trying to summon all their strength. ■ At ll:0S>_ the deadly noose was placed over Tim's head and the knot drawn just at the left ear. The prisoner did not move while this was being done, but his breathing was heavy. Then camethe black cap, which his his living face forever from the sight of man. He vvas then placed in position on the trap and left with Father Corbett and the deputy sheriffs, while Sheriff Ege went over and 7 ADJUSTED THE NOOSE around Pete's neck. This was at 11:093_. The way it vvas put on did not suit him it being put on the wrong side, and he liroinan Instantaneous Photograph.] *""** turned his head to Sheriff Ege and asked that it be fixed. This was done, and then Pete looked out over the spec tators, and saw for the last time the walls of the jail where he had been con fined with his brother for a year and a half. As soon as the noose was ar ranged the black cap was drawn over the young man's head, and the officials stepped back a short distance. The priests remained .with the boys for a few seconds, and then they, too," stepped back from the trap. * :. There the two murderers stood. clothed in black, the caps drawn over their faces and the nooses of rope en circling their necks.- From under the horrible black caps came the words: "Oh, God, have mercy on us," in re sponse to the priest's prayer. THE TRAP FALLS. "God Have Mercy on Us," the Last Words. Sheriff Ege was standing by the lever with his right hand on it. At 11:13 the priests began another prayer, and; the two men, whose faces were hidden from the world, were making the \ response, the words coming in faint and muffled tones from under the caps. Tim had begun a response, and had uttered the words: ' .';'. .v.; -.'tf "Oh, God, have tner— ,*- when the lever was pulled and the traps fell. The two black objects shot down into space at precisely 11:13%, twelve minutes after the procession had entered the room, and there hung at the rope's end with scarcely a movement. ...-;" Iii fact, Pete did not move at all,* but Tim's body revolved once or twice, until it was stopped by Deputy Wall. Pete's body hung facing the south j corner of the room, while Tim's faced the end side. There were a few convulsive move ments of Tim's body. The chest heaved once or twice aud the knees contracted a few times. ~ .' ~ :- *V THEN ARR WAS STIRR. . The horrible object on the other side hung quiet and still but for one or two movements of the chest. The hands had been tightly clinched when the drop fell, but in a tew moments they began to relax and take ou a deadly White color. The knots in both nooses had slipped around to the back of the boys' necks, arid had thrown their heads forward. Below the knot was seen the white llesh, which gradually grew purple, then dark blue, telling of breaks and dislocations. DEAD IN THIRTEEN MINUTES. At 11:10 Coroner Towers, Dr. Ames and Dr. Kilvington stepped up to Tim's body and placed their ears over the heart. The pulse had gone up to 120, aud beat regularly un to 11:18. when it grew irregular and fainter, aud at 11:23 could scarcely be detected. At 11:20, thirteen minutes from the time the drop fell. Tim was pronounced ! dead, and one and three-quarters minutes i later the same was said of Pete.- Drs. j Burton, - Quinby and Dunn were '* at I Pete's body, and at 11:19; announced j that the pulsations had almost ceased. These continued until 11:27%, and both men were then unofficially dead. THE BODIES CUT DOWN. Tim's Neck Broken and Pete's Dis- located. At 11:39"-/, ; just twenty-five minutes ! after the drop fell, the board of examin ing physicians officially pronounced both boys dead, and cut the bodies down and made an examination. Tim was ;cut down first. When the black cap „was removed the dead man's eyes were wide open, giving the face a horrible f appearance. The lips were slightly -parted and the yellow mustache was wet with saliva. The entire face was of -'as ghastly an appearance as is ever seen, 'It was found that his neck had been •broken in two places, and that the rope : had cut into the flesh slightly, leaving an unsightly wound. The arms, knees ,-and feet were then unstrapped and the ; handcuffs removed, and the body turned on its back, directly under the trap. As -'soon as the examination of Tim waS ' completed ' ' PETE WAS CUT DOWN", and an examination of his body was made. His eyes were found closed when the black cap was removed, and the face was more blue and pinched than that of . his brother, who had met his . death ; at the same instant. From his lips ran a small stream of saliva, which dropped down onto his black- clothes, and left slight stains. All the physicians examined. ■': the two "bodies carefully, paying ese .pecial attention to the necks. Whils Tim's- neck had been broken, it wa found that Pete's had only been dis located, which accounted, perhaps, for his retaining life nearly two minutes longer, than his brother, after the lever which worked the traps was pulled. The bodies were, turned over, to Cor - oner Tow -i-sf as soon as the board of ex- amining surgeons had examined them, and he in turn put them" under the cafe of Capt. Terance Connolly, who had re . ceived notice from the Barrett family to take the bodies, prepare them for burial, and ship them to Omaha for burial. -* \ . v ■,-""<* * ''""'.••"''-';' ' OUTSIDE THE JAIL. How the Great Crowd Awaited the Awful Event. At a very early hour a crowd began , to gather about the court house and jail. Through the bars of the west windows of the jail the ropes and scat- fold were quite plainly distinguishable, and this was the objective point about which the morbidly curious congre- gated. \" \* ".-."->*"; "See— look in there; there's the rope, and you can see a part of the scaffold." and the speaker, with his companion, stopped on the walk by the low stone wall bounding the jail yard. "We will i just stay here and seen the hanging." It was then 8:30 o'clock; but they, with numerous similar thundcr-cravers who gathered as minutes passed, clung to their vantage ground ot observation. There were soon among the crowd mongers of pictures, and the photo- graphs of the boys sold readily at 25 cents apiece. The hand-organ man trundled his machine into range of the crowd and poured out upon the mystery- pervaded atmosphere "We Shall Meet Beyond the River." and other appro- priate selections. Fruit dealers set up their trade, the newsboys were Hying about with their papers, and the streets and yards without the place of execu- tion took on the appearance of a solem- nized fair, for despi'e the size of the crowd everything was quiet and orderly, and combined the characteristic ele- ments of a funeral with those of a show. As the reporter passed about through the crowd, the expression that caught his ear most often was a conjecture as to the whereabouts of THE COWARDLY REDDY, and the sentiment was often expressed that if he really were in town and it were found out, it would go hard with him. "He had better be hung by the law than be caught by men that are in this crowd,'' said a rough-looking fellow, who looked as if ho might have intimate connections with the gentleman he re- ferred to. Other queries were heard in regard to the old mother; the foolish girl" who "was enamored of Pete; the divulgeuce of Reddy's pretended se- cret, as told by Gorman; the question of Pete's real connection with the crime; the murdered man's wife, and whether or no she would taste the sweetness of revenge by seeing, the murderers die, and many of the oft-dis- cussed questions that have' arisen since the fateful night. The universal senti- ment appeared to be that the law was taking its just course, and that the other offender should be on the gal- 1 ows also. A STRONG GUARD was posted about the jail yard, in the stalwart personages of thirty-two of the city police. Railings kept the crowd at a proper distance. After 9 'clock every one who did not carry a pass was barred from entrance to the court house or jail. At first the crowd was composed altogether of a mongrel throng of the lowest element of society, but as the hour of execution drew- near carriages drove along the roads by the jail, and many of them stopped, and the crowd took. on a more respectable appearance, and there .were., a number of females amoug the rougher sex. . THE CROWD INCREASES. By half-past 10- the crowd had in- creased till there were five or six thou- sand people about the place of execu- tion. The streets on the north and south of the jail were blocked with vehicles, and Eighth avenue was so blocked with the crowd that the cars had difficulty in making their way through. Opposite the windows which opened from the fateful scene, the trees were filled with men and boys who sought a glance at the scene of ex- ecution." • 'J :; ~ .; A number of the would-be spectators were provided with opera glasses, with which they endeavored to search out a little of the scene of horror. By a quar- ter of 11 the cars, as they passed the jail, went through a solid mass of people for a hundred feet, the crowd opening before them and surging back after they had passed. AS THE FATAL MOMENT drew nigh the surging crowd without coriipletely filled the street, and the press was terrible. The boys in the trees kept calling out: "There! I see them both;" "They are one the plat- form;" "The priests are talking to them," and similar expressions. By the aid of mirrors the sunlight was thrown through the grating of the windows, and from places without the men were quite distinctly visible. At the moment the trap fell those of the crowd closest to the window could hear the fatal echo, and so the crowd was informed that the tragedy was over. An awful silence fell for one short second, and then the singing of the throng in making their way from the scene commenced, lt was often expressed that but one man hung, and the sentiment prevailed that it vvas quite probable that Pete was saved from death. THE SHERIFFS Compliment Sheriff Ege and Thank Him for Courtesies. As soon as the examining board had [ pronounced both men dead the various sheriffs and deputies present were in- vited by Sheriff Ege to meet him in the criminal court room in the court house. An adjournment was taken to that place, roll cail showed the following ; present. Sheriffs J. M. Markham, Aitkin: C. W. Lenfest, Anoka: J. B. Schmidt, Brown; F. E. Toit, Carver; Charles Andrews, Chisago; W. W. Barlow. Cot- tonwood; J. H. Hyland, Dakota; J. E. Get-man, Dodge; A. W. De Frate, Douglas: Henry Nupson, Fillmore; W. C. Mitchell, Freeborn; A. F. Anderson, Goodhue; J. T. Lindem. Grant; A. D. Brown. Lac qui Parle: J. Remore, Lyon; N. M. Holm, Meeker; A. F. Howard, Mille Lacs; 11. Rasicot, Morrison; G. Anderson, Nobles; A. Brandenburg, Otter Tail; N. O. Paulsrud, Polk; E. S. Bean, Ramsey; II. Field, Renville; C. U. Stewart, Rice; Paul Shavoy, St. Louis; Theodore Weiland, Scott; D. R. Houlton, Sherburne; William Dretchka, Sibley; A. W. Kraemer, Stearns; J. Z. Barnard, Steele; G. II. Monroe, Stevens; D. Cratte, Wabasha; A. C. Krassin, Wa- seca; C. M. Kingsley, Wadena, C. P. Hoicomb. Washington; J. P. Cam- eron, Wilkin; Silas Bralev, Winona; M. M. Woolley, Wright; L. M. Jeus- vold, Yellow Medicine. Deputy Sheriffs— Emil B. Heiberg, Chippewa; H. Tousley, Le Sueur; H. W. Harner. Dodge; C. Hunt, Houston; H. Brown, Olmstead. Ex-Sheriffs— William Brackett and P. P. Swensen, Hennepin ; Fred Zvvic- key. Polk: H. Wilson, Waseca; L. S. Frelby, Nortn Dakota; H. Anderson, Bayfield county, Wis.: E. Bartlett, North Dakota. After the meeting was called to or- der, a resolution was adopted thanking Sheriff Ege for the courtesy he had shown, and complimenting him and his deputies upon the firmness evinced during the. trying ordeal. The ropes which hung the two men were then cut up and given to the sheriffs, aud an ad- journment was taken until 2 p.m., when the sheriffs' association met at the Clifton house in St.. Paul. A RAT OF SUNSHINE Which Seemed Sadly Out of Place in a Dungeon's Gloom. Just a second or two after the drops Continued on Thirl Page , -. A BRIDAL OF BLOOD. Unrequited Love Ends in Mur- der and Suicide at High- bridge, Wis. A Betrayer of Young Girls Brought to Justice in Ne- braska. Arrest of Two Dakota Women, Charged With Stealing over $1,400. Winnipeg Expects a Revival of Trade This Summer- Awkward Theft. Special to the Globe. Ashland, Wis., March 22.— High- bridge, on the Wisconsin Central, about twenty miles from this city, was the scene of another bloody tragedy to-day. This little village has already, during its brief existence, been the spot where several murders and suicides have oc- curred, and seems to be an ill-fated lo- cality. The latest crime in Highbridge culminated as the result of the unrecip- rocated passion of a French teamster, Joseph Menoir, whose sobriquet of "Black Joe" is one by which he was universally known in the little town. Menoir was employed by the Ashland Iron and Steel company, and has resided there for the past year. He lived at a boarding house conducted by Mrs. Long for the accommodation of the rough woodsmen who are employed there. In this wild, romantic region dwelt with her mother a lovely young girl named Ellen Long. She was just sixteen years of age and blossoming out into pure womanhood when Menoir made his appearance on the scene. Menoir was wildly in love with Ellen, and he pressed his suit with such energy that she became disgusted with him and finally repulsed him. Nothing daunted, the hot-tempered Frenchman insisted on pursuing his attentions. Between 12 and 1 o'clock to-day Menoir entered Ellen's room at her mother's boarding house and made indecent pro- posals to her. When she screamed for assistance the thoroughly-crazed Frenchman drew a razor and attacked her. He slashed at the girl's throat but missed his mark, and cut a deep gash with the instrument on her left cheek. Again he' struck at the struggling woman, and laid open another gash in her arm. Thinking his fieldish work completed the mau then proceeded to kill himself, drawing the razor across his throat and severing it from ear to ear. A coroner's inquest vvas held to- night on the body of Menoir, and a verdict according to the facts was ren- dered." .' 1 . TAR AND FEATHERS Will Probably Adorn a Fairbury, ; „ Neb., Lothario. Special to the Globe Sioux City, tip., March 22.— The sheriff of Cherokee county arrived in the city from Fairbury, Neb., to-day, having in custody William Juhue, who is a man with a record which stamps him as a smooth villain, A few years ago he won the affections of a young girl at Cherokee, ruined her and a forced marriage followed. Soon a baby was born. Wife and child were de- serted by Juhue, who left town with a prostitute. His whereabouts for ' two years was unknown to his wife. Then he reappeared at Cherokee and for a time lived with his wife. The baby had died during his absence, and it was only a short time after his return that the mother died. Juhue some time later formed the acquaintance of Lulu Allen, an innocent country lass. She vvas an orphan and came to Cherokee to live with her grandparents. During their absence in Illinois a few weeks ago, Juhue induced the girl to marry him. They came to Sioux City on Monday last and stopped at the Pacific house. That night Juhue deserted his bride. She appealed to the officers but her hus- band could not found. On Tuesday the young wife's grandparents returned to Cherokee. They were surprised upon learning of the marriage of the girl and were heart-broken. A message in- formed them of the condition of affairs here, ami the grandfather came up at once and took the girl home. Deputy Sheriff Davenport located Juhue at Fairbury, Neb., and his arrest by the Cherokee sheriff followed. A warm re- ception awaits him, and if he escapes a coat of tar aud feathers he will be lucky. CHARGED WITH THEFT Two Dakota Ladies Accused ol" Steal in-. Si, lOO, Special to the Globe. Fargo, N. D., March 22.— Do- matella Brunnelle and Emma Pelean, of Pleasant township, were arrested last evening on the charge of grand larceny preferred by R. Howland, of this city. They were released on 51,000 bail to ap- pear for trial this afternoon. The facts which led to their arrest arc that last October Mr. Howland was driving across the country on a business trip. and stopped over night at the house of Mrs. Brunnelle. He had "with him a satchel which contained valuable papers and $1,494 in money. In the morning he examined his satchel and the money was all right. He then visited a neighboring farm and returned to Mrs. Brunnelle's house, and at her earnest solicitation took breakfast with her. The money vvas in the satchell at this time, he is confident, as he had examined the satchel attain while coming from the neighbor's. Soon after he had left Mr. Brunnelle's a second time, he discovered that the money had been extracted from the satchel. He had a young man in the employ of Mrs. Brunnelle arrested on suspicion, but nothing could be proved against him, and he vvas discharged. Thus the matter has since stood. About the 1st of March Mr. Howland caused Mrs. Bunnelle's house to be searched, but only a few dollars were found. Mr. Rowland's suspicions being -.roused, he caused a diligent watch to be kept over all the actions of Mrs. Brunnelle, which resulted in tracing her to the Moorhead bank, where she had a $100 bill changed. As Mr. Rowland had six $100 bills in his satchel, he immediately caused her arrest on suspicion. Emma Peiean is a young lady who has been stopping with her for some. time. A preliminary ex- amination was had to-day aiid the ease anjourned until Monday. A CHEERFUL FEELING. Winnipeggers Look for a Boom This Summer. Special to the Globe. Winnipeg, ' Man.. March Real estate dealers here are in high spirits oyer the prospects of another boom— not equal to the previous one of 1881, but .still a boom compared with the business . of the past seven years. Spring has NO. 82 opened up early and seeding is general throughout the country which is three or four weeks earlier than usual and a sure and safe crop is therefore counted on. Two thousand emigrants have ar- rived during the past two weeks and fifteen hundred are expected next week. Those interested in immigration predict that fully fifty thousand persons will settle between the Red River and the Rocky Mountains the present season. About five hundred miles of railway is expected to he constructed during the year in the Northwest, so that with prospects of a sure crop, big immigra- tion and vigorous railway construction the real estate brokers expect to reap a rich harvest, and recover from the effects of the collapse of the big boom Of 1881-82. ___1___ ' AN AWKWARD JOB. AX AWKWARD JOB. Foil*.* Young Men Steal a Conduc- tor's Satchel at Winnipeg. Special to the Globe. Winnipeg, March 22.— Four young men boarded the incoming train from the East to-day. as it slackened up at the bridge. Their object was plunder, and they succeeded in making away with the conductor's satchel, contain- ing $4,000 worth of tickets. They got off at the depot with the other passen- gers, but did not disappear quickly enough, as the. satchel was spotted and the thieves arrested. Palling to Pieces. Special to the Globe. Winona, March 22.— The citizens- movement to elect a non-partisan ticket for municipal efforts seems to be falling to pieces. Both parties are talking to- day of making straight nominations. Dr. McGaughey, nominated for mayor, and Maj. O. B. Gould, nominated for school director at large, each informed the notification committee to-day that they would not run under any circum- stances. W. J. Whipple also declined to stand for school dir ector in the First ward. Chairman Brooks appointed the following executive committee to-dav: F. W. Denton, Enoch Stott, II.. Willis, George Hamilton and Philip Feiten. Richardson's Bet urn. Special to tha Globe. Grand Fours, N. D.,March — Sec- retary Richardson returned home to day. Interviewed, he said he did not go to Washington expecting an appoint- ment, but that it vvas urged upon him by friends. He declined to state the outline of the governor's policy, as be did not know. He was called to Bis- marck by telegraph this evening. The businessmen of" the city will hold a meeting next week and make an effort to get the capital. Big inducement* will be offered and a hard light made. Asylum Buildings Accepted. Special to ihe Globe. Yanrton, Dak., March 22.— Late last night Judge Tripp dissolved the injunc- tion restraining the asylum trustees from accepting the completed buildings. The board then accepted the buildings and issued certificates to Contractor Pattee for $3,000. Trustee Gale gets $5,000 out of this. There are unpaid bills against the contractor for labor and material amounting to about $10,- 000. which will remain unpaid. Gov. Mellette to-day lemoved this' board of trustees, it being his first official act. Moor-head Is Pleased. Special to the Glooe. MooRHKAD, March 22.— proposed reapportionment which puts ("lay, Becker and Wilkin counties, now the Forty-fourth senatorial district, into the Fittieth district, allowing one senator and three representatives, seems t o be entirely satisfactory to the people in this county. Col. Brush, our repre- sentative, has evidently made "this measure his chief object. Burned to Death. Special to the Globe. Sioux City, lo., March 22.— special from Pomeroy, lo., says: Mabel Tenara, aged seven, daughter of Charles Tenara, who lives eight miles north of Pomeroy, met with a terrible death I yesterday by her clothing taking fire ' from a match with which she was try- ing to set fire to the grass near the house. When discovered, her clothing was entirely burned from her body„ which was literally roasted. Waylaid by Tramps. Special to the Globe. Prairie i>v Chie_», Wis., March 22.— Three tramps waylaid Ed Rhinehold on the slough bridge at 8 p. m. and de- manded money. Being refused they knocked him down with some hard in- strument. As they were about to take his watch his father arrived and suc- ceeded in stopping the robbery but the tramps got away. Officers are now bunting them. Will lie Consolidated. Special to the Clone. Superior, Wis.. March 22.— It vvas learned here to-night that the special bill providing for the incorporation of Superior and West Superior has passed both houses at Madison. The charter provides lor seven wards, with two aldermen from each, anil includes tho territory from St. Louis bay to the Ne- maji river, five miles wide and seven miles long. Caught <_>» The Fly. Special to the Globe. Mason City, lo., March 22.— George W. Craig, a prominent druggist* of Eagle Grove, who jumped $10,000 bail recently, mysteriously disappearing, was arrested in this city, yesterday, as he was about to take a train, and is now in the custody of the Wright county sheriff. Died From His Injuries. . Special to i.'ie Globe. Fergus Fai.rs, March 23.— Patrick McCue, of the town of Maltona, stum- bled on the doorstep as he came from the house of Calvin Abbott, straining himself badly and receiving internal injuries, from which he died the next flay. ■ - ■- han't Want Jt Elective. Special to the Globe. Winona, March 22.— The teachers* institute closed this afternoon. Reso- lutions were adopted adversely to mak- in» the state superintendent of public instruction an elective office. Prof. Hyde was presented by the teachers with a handsome volume of Longfel- low's poems and Supt. Bra ley with an easy chair and gold watch chain. Ten Thousand Involved. Special to the Globe. Red Wing, March 22.— $10,000 damage suit brought against the county commissioners by Mrs. Eliza Lavell, of Kenyon, in the Uamsey county district court, has been brought to this county for disposal on a change of venue. Died at Eighty-Eight. special to the Globe. H.v stings, Minn., March 22.— Cor- nelius Van I wager, one of Hastings- oldest citizens, died to-day from general paralysis, in the eighty-third year of his age. He leaves a wile and many friends to mourn his death.