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The California Wine House,
Seventh and Cedar.
Free Theater and Dime Museum ickc?3
— c—e —
Try Cur Native Wines!
No Verdict Has Yet Been
Rendered in the Famous
Cronin Case.
The Jury Stands Eleven to
One for Conviction of All
Five Defendants.
A General Belief That Cough
lin, O'Sullivan and Burke
Will Han?.
The Prospect of Disagree
ment Applies Only to
Begg-s and Kunze.
Chicago. 111.. Dee. 14.— fate of
the five men charged with the murder
of Dr. Cronin is still trembling in the
balance. The jury which went out at
4:30 o'clock Friday night has as yet been
unable to agree upon a verdict. Court
wi'l be in continuous session until Mon
day morning at 10 o'clock. No recess
or adjournment having been announced
by Judge McConnell, who went home at
16:3u p. in., leaving instructions with
Sheriff Mattson to s? nd for him at any
hour if so requested by the jury. Ar
rangements lor takiug cave of the jury
were as perfect as they could well be.
There were bailiffs on guard at the door
of the big room in which they were
holding their deliberations, bailiffs sta
tioned at every staircase leading to the
upper floors, and mere bailiffs in the
main corridor. There were plenty of
detective? on hand, to; so, taken as a
whole, the guard was very complete. It
was impossible to get even a hint as to
what the twelve "peers*' were doing.
Even Judge ItaGoaneU confessed much
interest, and reached the logical con
clusion that they were going through
the evidence at great length. States
Attorney Longneeker was of the opin
ion that the delay was to a failure to
reach a conclusion as to Beggs and
Kuuze, for he could not believe that
any of the twelve men would hesitate a
of Burke, O'Snlhvan and Coughlin. A
good many others in the court room
shared the prosecutor's opinion, bat the
lawyers for the defense, who were pres
ent, were inclined to believe that the
delay meant poor tiding^ for their cii
ents. A Rood deal of figuring was done
as to the probable outcome of the trial,
and while it seemed to be the general
opinion that Coughlin. O'Sullivan and
Burke would hang, and that Beggs and
Kunze would be sentenced to terms of
imprisonment in the penitentiary, there
were home who believed that Bt-ggs
might be given the extreme penalty.
There were still others who were in
clined to the belief that he Would be
turned loose, and that Kunze would be
set adrift also, but this opinion had
but few believers. Air.Hynessetatresta
false impression which trained some cur
rency during a discussion that arose be
tween a crowd of newspaper men as to
the consequences of a disagreement as
to some of the defendants and the agree
ment as to the others. Mr. Hyncs said
that the verdict or verdicts could be en
tered up as judgments, while a mistriai
would be the result in the cases where
there was disagreement. In plain terms,
the jury might hang three and disagree
as to two. The five accused men were
in a state of feverish anxiety. Free
from the scrutiny of curious eyes and
free to indulge their own emotions at
will, without seeing the belief that they
were breaking down or E showing the
•white feather, 1 they looked wholly differ
ent from the self-contained men they
have been in the court room. Their
anxiety, however, was but natural, and
apparently -
Little Eunze received calls from two
of his sweethearts, and chatted pleas
antly with them through the bars.
Coughlin and O'Sullivan read the pa
pers in their cells, and betrayed no
anxiety what the jury was doing. Beggs
•wore a sn.ile of satisfaction as he read
the papers, and was apparently satisfied
that he would be discharged. Burke, n
the boys' department, whistled, sane
and chewed tobacco. He was no more
anxious about the jury than the others.
Information of most reliable authority
was received in the court room during
the afternoon to the effect that in the
jury room the first ballot had stood 11 to
1 for the conviction of the five prison
ers. The one man who held out was
Culver. The state's attorney declined
to say anything about the report, except
that he was hopeful that it would prove
In ease it is true, be added, I don't think
It will materially hart us. because it is not
likely that Culver will nick out against the
other eleven for a whole week, and the judge
will not discharge the jury before.
Judge McConncll in response to a
note sent him by Foreman B. F. Clarke,
went to the jury room to explain some
knotty point of law. This over, he dis
appeared from view and kept out of
sight the rest of the afternoon. At 4
o'clock Sheriff Ilattsoa entered the
court room and said that a recess would
by taken until 6 o'clock. At the latter
hour the sheriff announced that Judge
(Council was at his home and would
not convene court again until 10 o'clock
to-night unless sent for at the request
of the jury. Bailiff .Santa, in charge of -
the jury, said at 5 o'clock he felt most
positive that no verdict would be
reached to-night. The standing of the
twelve men he would not disclose, nor
would be deny or afh'rm the statement
that the eleven to one opinion still ex
isted. As the evening passed and the
early, hours of the night drew on, the
wild and groundless rumors which had
been rife . throughout the day showed
some signs of cessation, and the crowd
interested in the
satisfied itself with the abandonment of
speculation and a forced resignation to
await the results of the further deliber
ations without assuming to predict the
outcome. Although from almost every
imaginable source, information, that at
first seemed reliable, had been forth
coming, subsequent inquiry seemed to
establish that each was quite as unreli
able and unworthy of credibility as its
forgotten predecessors.
The prisoners, so far as knowledge of
their feelings could be obtained, were
cheered by every passing bout that
tailed to bring the verdict. In their
minds.delay meant hope; and the infer
ence was only plausible that when twen
ty-four hours of deliberation failed to
enable the jury to rea« h a verdict, the
chances were increasing for their dis
agreement. In short, at 10 o'clock to-
Bigbt but little more was known as to
the real status of the jury mind, than
was known at 8 o'clock last night, four
hours after that; body had retired. If a
consensus of opinion be valuable— for
there Is a consensus of opinion— it may
be stated that thegeueral belief to-night
is that the jury has decided, as to the
guilt of Burke, Coughlin and O'Snlli
van, and that the prospect of disagree
ment aopllesonly to Beggs and Kunze.
There fs really no mere grounds, how- ;
3U2sr:D.A.~5r issue.
ever, for this belief than for the ground
less rumors that have been afloat rtur
lng the day: yet. of course, it Is possible
that some Infermation may have
which may have first established this
conviction. It Is urged, and even
plausibly so, that a failure to agree
upon the guilt of the principal conspi
rators would.ere this timo.have resulted
in a return to the court of a disagree
ment of the jury. As no such return
has been made, it is quite naturally
surmised that the disagreement which
exists, only applies to the question of
gait of th? two men against "whom the
evidi n c has least weight. At 10:25 p.
m. the large audience which had as
sembled in the court room was rapped
to order by Sheriff Mattsou, who said:
"Gentlemen, I want to announce thnt
there is no return from the jury and Jud^e
McC'onnell has left his private chamber and
pone home for the night You are also vow
all free to co home."
"Until when inquired a newspaper man
from the audience.
••The judge will be down to-morrow—when'
he is sent for," was the answer.
•'But not before^" queried someone,
"I Uiini nut," said the sheriff in a low tone
as he declined to auswer further details i
At 10:40 the jury made a request "for
blankets," and a supply was taken to
the room. It is understood there will
be no formal session of the court to
morrow, but that the judge will be pre
pared at any time during the day to
visit the court room and receive the
verdict when notified by the jury that
they are ready to make a return. Un
der the Illinois law, he can hold court
on Sunday for the purpose.(and for that
purpose only), of receiving the
verdict. No lejral proceedings can
follow on Sunday except in case
of a conviction, when a formal motion
can be made for a new trial by the de
fendants' attorneys. The argument on
this motion, however, must be made in
a future day at some time indicated by
the court. Judge McConnell was? asked :
"How long will you keep the Jury out
in case they disagree?" "A week," the
judge replied, witb considerable em
phasis. All the communications be
tween the judge and the jury to-day
were made through the medium of
sealed envelopes. The general impres
sion still remains that the body stands
11 to 1 for the conviction of all the de
Shifting of Responsibility for the
Kansas Sugar Frauds.
Kansas City, Mo Dec. 14.— 0. S.
Hamilton, of Meade county, Kan., pres
ident of the American Sugar company,
was interviewed here today In refer
ence to the charges that the company
had, under false pretenses induced va
rious Kansas townships to vote the com.
pany bonds wherewith to build sugar
factories in the various townships. ' Mr.
Hamilton denies that the company was
in any way connected with the at
tempted perpetration of the fraud. He
says that Willis G. Emerson, of Meade
Centre, was responsible for the affair.
Emerson, he says, made that contract
with the compajv, whereby he was to
be permitted to use the company's roast
ing process in establishing sugar plants
throughout the counties of Meade,
Seward, Stevens, Morton, Stanton,
Grant. Haskell, Ford and Clark,
paying the company as their royalty in
the bonds voted by the townships. He
told the officers of the company several
times that better samples of the sugar
must be exhibited to the voters of bonds
if his plan was to succeed, and sug
gested the mixing process. The com
pany never followed the suggestion.
Mr. Hamilton further states that Mr.
Emerson induced several townships to
vote the bonds, and, the imposition be
ing discovered, attempted to 7 lay the
blame on the American Sugar company.
Sash and Blind Manufacturers
' I , . Fail for $300,000. :.
Chicago, Dec. 14.— C. J. L. Myer &
Co., extensive dealers in sash, doors
and blinds, made an assignment to-day.
Their liabilities are placed at 1302,000,
and their assets at $295,000. The attor
neys for the firm say the failure was
caused by "business complica
tions."' The firm has been con
sidered one of the most substan
tial in the city. The assignee says:
The company tried to extend its business
farther than its capital would allow. A
declining market, with the company carry
ing a heavy stock of expensive goods, pre
cipitated the crisis.
Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. 14.— C. J. L.
Meyer, who is at the head of the Meyer
Sash, Door and Blind company, which
assigned this afternoon, is a resident of
Fond dv Lac. His private fortune is
estimated at $2,000,000. He has large
iron works and an extensive lumber
manufacturing plant at Fond dv Lac.
He owns the entire village of Her
mauusville, Mich.
The Story of Buckeye Breeuo's
Arrest Was a Fabrication.
Chicago, Dec. 14.— The story of the
arrest of C. Z. G. Breene, of Dayton,
as sent out in these dispatches last night,
and written on the authority of C. D.
Iddings, of Dayton, appears to have
been a fabrication and to have done
Breene an injustice. To-day when cou
fronted with Breene, his attorney, and
the reporter to whom Iddings had told
the story, the latter denied ever having
said anything derogatary to the char
acter of Breene, and volunteered to sign
any sort of written retraction that might
be demanded of him. In a statement to
the press Mr. Iddings said there was
not a word of truth in the article; that
no criminal charge of any kind existed
against Mr. Breene, and that his (Mr.
Iddipgs) business with Breene was en
tirely of a civil nature. Both Breene
and his attorney believe that Iddings
told the story, and say they are going
to proceed against him.
A Trust Under a New Name.
New Yotsk. Dec 15.— 1t was Bitted in
Wall street to-day that the sugar trust
is to be converted into a stock company,
under a Connecticut charter, with a
capitalization of $10,000,000. A. F. Hig
gins. a prominent attorney.is mentioned
as the probable president of the cor
poration. It is said that the transfor
mation will take place regardless of the
fate of the pending litigation touching
the legality of the trust.
Sugar Kins Havemoyer Dead.
Hew Toek, Dec. 14.— A cable dis
patch received in this city announces
the death of Hector C. Havemcycr. of
the famous family of sugor refiners.
Mr. Haveraeyer died at the Hotel
Athenee, Paris, last. night of Brlght"3
disease. He was forty-five years of age
and a bachelor. He was president of
the Havcinever sugar. refinery. X;
Sisters of Mercy Displaced.
Baltimore, Dee. 14.— The Faculty
of the Maryland .University school of
Medicine to-day displaced the Sisters of
Mercy, who have had charge of the in
firmery for the last eight years, and em
ployed a corpse of lay nurse?.
Senators Day's and Washburn
Firm in Their Allegiance
to Friends.
Eugene Hay's Backer Gives
His Version of the Ex
isting Deadlock.
Mrs. Harrison's Bereavement
Will Not Curtail White
House Courtesies.
Sergeant - at - Arms Leedom
Criticised For His Loose
Business Methods.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, Dec. 14.— Both of the
Minnesota senators are firm iv their
allegiance to the candidates to whom
they are pledged for theofticeof United
States district attorney. It is well
known that Davis is pledged to Halvor
Steenerson, of Crookston, and Wash
burn to Eugene Hay, of Minneapolis.
Senator Washburn was asked to-day if
there were any new developments in
the apparent deadlock. He replied
that there were none. "This cry of all
the appointments going to Minneapo
lis," said he, "\s absurd. The only ap
pointment of a Minneapolis man that I
have made is that of Capt. Schuler.
Byrnes was not appointed as a Minne
apolitan, and neither Senator Davis nor
myself had anything to do with it. Mr.
Windom wanted a confidential man and
selected one whom he could trust, re
gardless of where he hailed from. If he
had been able to find as good a man in
Wail street or in Boston he would have
made the appointment accordingly.
Brackett was appointed as a Washing
ton man, and not as a Minnesotian. He
had not lived in Minnesota for
twenty years, and if he had been
credited to that state I would
have made strenuous objection. Any
other Minneapolitans appointed have
been Davis' selection and not mine.
When you come down to a fine point,
Minneapolis deserves consideration.
Henneuin county gave a good Repub
lican majority at the last election and
should be repaid for it. Senator Davis
talks about not ignoring the country
districts. I fail to see that any such
sectional distinction should be made, as
tbe interests of city and country are so
that if not actually identical they are
almost so. The only consideration that
affects me is the relative ability of the
two men— Hay and Steenerson —to fill
the position with credit to the state and
satisfaction to the government. My
opinion is that liay is infinitely the
better man, and would prove a much
more satisfactory official. It is
perfectly true that the Scandi
navian element must be recognized
by some good appointment, and that is
why I favor Marcus Johnson, of At
water, for the collectorship. i consider
that that office should be given to a
Scandinavian, as it has much patrona: c
attached to it, and would give more
satisfaction to the Scandinavians than
the district attorneyship, to which there
is no patronage attached. Then I would
like to see a Scandinavian appointed
who is considered by his compatriots as
a representative man. This can not
be said lor Steenerson. Why, lam not
prepared to say, but I am in receipt of
letters by almost every mail from the
leading Scandinavians of Minnesota
protesting against his appointment.
They say he is not a representative
man, and from what these letters im
ply I .-should judge that he is not a par
ticular favorite among bis own people.
Be this as it may, they do not indorse
him for the district attorneyship
or for any other office. Marcus John
son, on the other hand, is a representa
tive man. His fellow countrymen
would rather see him appointed than
any one else, especially to the collector
ship, as he could by that means dis
pense a larger amount of patronage,
which is in reality what they desire
and what they are entitled to. So far
as 1 am concerned, I am firm in my al
legiance to Eugene Hay."
i.i:i:doms loose methods.
Little Regard for Fine Points of
Propriety in His Office.
Wapiitxgto:?, Dec. 14. — The devel
opments in the case of the shortage in
the sergeant-at-arms' office of the house,
while they do not fix dishonesty upon
anybody but Silcott, show an astound
ing looseness In the financial transac
tion throughout that office. There
seems to have been very little regard
for fine points of propriety. As the
testimony appears to members of the
committee making the investigation Mr.
Leedom simply neglected the fiscal af
fairs of his otfice. leaving everything to
Silcott. It appears that some mem
bers were in the habit of discounting
their notes on their salaries before they
were due, and that some members had
overdrawn their accounts. As far as
Mr. Leedom himself is concerned, the
evidence before the committee indi
cates that he neglected to count his
cash and attend to the financial affairs
of the office. Members of the house
criticise him tor this and for the alleged
fact that be
out of the public money, and the thing
that they condemn him for is that, as
they say. he was perfectly aware of the
bad habits of Silcott, and yet trusted
him in the face of this knowledge. Mr.
Leedom and Mr. Silcott were both fond
of attending the races and betting,
therefore Leedom knew of this
habit of his cashier, and it
Is alleged that he knew that
Siicott was leading a fast life in other
respects. This was kno\vn,of courscto
a number of members also,and the habit
of discounting notes appears to have
grown out of the rapid pace at which
certain members of congress were go
ing to home extent, it is thought, in
in company with Mr. Silcott.
The moral atmosphere within
certain circles in intimate
association with the sergeant-at-arms
docs not appear to have been clear.
While the thirty-five notes referred to
some days ago ago are alleged to have
been forgeries, there are a lot of notes
in the safe of the sergeant at-arms which
are genuine, and this loose dis
count business appears to have
been going ou for years. While
members have a perfect right to give
out their notes against a aura to fall due
them in the future, there is a question
as to the propriety of their conducting
tbeir business with the disbursing
officer of the house, when it might be a
fair assumption that tin; money ad
The committee is under the impres
sion, as indicated in its report and by
some of its members in discussing this
matter, that these advances were made
from the public fund, and that if Mr.
ljKeiiorn was not aware of this fact It
was because he knew nothing about tl ft
state of his own or ot publ c
fi lances - in the hands of Mr. Sil
rott. On this subject Mr.'Leedom stati d
fiat the discounting during the sessii n
of congress was done with ■ his own
money or with private moneys deposit-,
ed with him, not out of the public fuu< a.
and that when cotMrrew • was not in ses
sion the discounts were negotiated with
the banks. As to the, presence of a
check of f1.000.0f his there against
a deposit of less than $.0),
which the report refers to, he says that
he kept an account there, .and that it
was an overdraft, such as might occur
in a bank. Ho explained that Silcott
had in his part of the safe a sum of
money belonging to him (Leedom), and
that he deposited his saiary with the-.
paving teller and checked against it.
When he was notified by the. pay
ing teller that he had overdrawn, he
simply got the money out of his own
fun I in Silcott's part of the safe and
made the necessary deposit. In the
case of the £1,000 cheek, he says that
when he found ' ho had overdrawn he
found at the same time that Silcott had
taken away the envelope containing bis
(Leedonfs) private funds, amounting in
notes and money to about $10,000. He
at once raised the money to
and still held it in reserve for that put*
pose. In other words, he says th'U ho
actually had more than tne thousand
dollars in the safe when he drew the
check, but that it was in Silcolt's pos
session, and not in the paying teller's
fund. It appears from the hooks of the
sergeant-at-arms that Mr. Adams, who
is the chairman of the investigating
committee, has overdrawn his accounts
to the amount of $70: that ex-Speaker
Carlisle has overdrawn his account to
the amount of $416: that Mr. Keed has
overdrawn his accounts to the amount
of $1,934. Other overdrafts are: Cheath
am, i 200; Colrain, $1; Forman, ?41ti;
Gifford, $5; Heard, *346; Houk, fcH3;
Lee, $1, and Spinola, $416. In the
cases of Carlisle, Re d, Forman and
Houk. the vouchers have been filled.
A reporter made an Investigation of the
caseof Speaker Keed, and discovered that
it was not, in fact, an overdraft, at
least not so far as Mr. Keed himself
knows. Mr. Keed placed his certificate
in the sereeant-at-arnis office on the 4th
of December, when the meney was due,
for his
and authorized the proeuritnce of a
draft for the amount on New York. A
day or two afterward he got the draft.
His certificate should have been taken
to the treasury, the money drawn and
the draft procured. It appears, how
ever, that the money was not drawn
from the treasury, though the proper
6uin was paid to Mr. Reed. This gives
the appearance of an overdraft. A re
porter spoke to Mr. Reed about the
matter this morning.
'•I nave never overdrawn my account" re
plied the spuaker, with some astonishment.
"1 nave never drawn my money until it w*s
due. I drew f1.934 after I was elected
speaker, when it was due. I stated in my
certificate that the money mi^ht be
KOt for me from the treasury in the
form of a draft on New York. I got ray I
draft in due time. I da not see how they
could have got the draft without depositing
the certificate in the regular way. I. do not
see how this can be put in the liehl of an
overdraft. It is certainly not due to any act
of mine.''
Mr. A 'ams, of- Illinois, the chairman
of tne Silcott investieation committee
said that his account with the sertfe,mt
at-arms was overdrawn to the amount
of $70 throueh a misunderstanding.
"I gave a check," said Mr. Adams, "for
thst amount at about the Ist of November,
with the idea that in? salary for that month
was due me, but since I have found that my
certificate had never been filed with the
treasury, and so instead of drawing my
salary for the month's services, I find my
account overdrawn. It was eimply a mis
take, aud as s-oon as there Is a proper party
authorized to receive money tne matter will
be settled."
Mr. Adams said he had no idea when
the conmittee would finish their work.
or whether another partial report
would >c made before the final report.
It is proposed in the committee that
they recommend that the matter
be sent to the court of claims
for adjustment and that the
action of the house in the matter of re
inrburs'mg the members be euided by
the decision of that court. This course
may be followed. It is understood that
a dozen or more of indictments for -for*
gery will be returned by the grand jury
against Silcott on Monday.
The Famous Valentine Scrip Case
Before the Interior Department
for Settlement.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 14.—As
sistant Secretary Chandler, sitting with
Judge Shiels, assistant attorney general
for the interior department to-day heard
argument of counsel in the matterof the
application of Frank Burns Jr. to
locate Valentino scrip, locatable pn
any unoccupied public lands, upon
certain tide-water lands, lying near
Seattle and Tacoma, Wash, on
Puget sound. The case directly and
indirectly, it is said, involves the title
to the entire water fronts of Seat
tle and Tacoma. including improve
ments valued at several millions of dol
lars. Burns sought to file his applica
tion Jan. 7, 1559, and, being refusrd by
the local land officers, the case was tak
en on appeal before Actine Lna I Com
missioner Stone, who reversed the deci
sion of the local land officers and di
rected that Burns' application be
allowed. The question involved in this
case is as to the right of the general
government to
within the territories of the United
States. Acting Commissioner Stone, in
his decision, held generrally that tide
water lands within a territory are sul»
ject to the control arid disposition of
the sovereign power of the general gov
ernment as of the public domain, and
hence are subject to location
with Valentine scrip. The secretary
upon the representations of the pro
testants that large public interests were
iuuolved exercised his supervisory .
power and ordered the case brought be
fore him for action. Tlie protestnnts,
among them the Seattle Land and Im
provement company, the West Seattle
Land and Improvement company,
the Oregon Improvement cot*
pany, and the Tacoma Land
Co. claim easement rights as riparian
owners, controlling the lands adjacent
to the tide lands. The state, by its at
torney, denies the existence of any
property rights In either the locations
or the protestants. claiming, under '
rule of the English common law, a de
cision by Chief Justice Taney in
the case of Pollard, lesses,
versus Hagan.and other authorities ihat
tide lands within territories are not sub
ject to entry or disposition under the ex
isting laws, except the particular land is
specifically stated or described, but ore
held subject to the control of the state
by reason of its sovereignty when it
shall have been admitted into the
Union. The case was taken under ad
Georgia Miller- in Distress. v.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 14.— J. M. Graves
was to-day appointed temporary receiv
er of Akers Bros., millers and "dealers
ingrain. Their mill at Ivors is the
largest in Georgia, and the tin.ihas
done a big grain business. Tlu> ctjl-i
--mate their liabilities at 100,000; ass^is
the same, . .
Senator Jud Lamoure Di
rects His Vocal Batteries
Against the Ordv/ays.
The Ex-Governor and the Ex-
Auditor Roasted to a
Charged With All the Crimes
Peculiar to Republican
A South Dakota Grander At
tempts to Wreck a Mil
waukee Train.
Special to the Globe.
Bismarck, N. D., Dec. 14.— Never in
the history of a Dakota legislature,
even during the stormy days of terri
torial government, was there a more
sensational procedure than that in the
senate to-day when Senator Jud
LaMoure, of Pcmbina county, rose to a
question of privilege. lie read from a
veto message of ex-Gov. Ordway, sent to
the legislature in 18SI when Ordway
was governor. The veto was on a bill
authorizing the issuance of bonds by
Pembina county which was passed over
the veto. In commenting upon this
action by the legislature in his
annual message the governor
stated that the promoter of
the measure, who was Jud LaMoure,
deceived the. public by circulating a sup
plemental bill, which did not contain
the objectionable features, a'ld which
was pigeonholed as soon as the neces
sary votes were pledged. During tn«
recent contest for the United
States senate ex-Gov. Ord
way was bitterly opposed by
LaSloure who now claims that since
the senatorial fight Ordway has been
making all manner of charges against
him. Recently copies of the old mes
sage of 1881 were sent to the members
of the legislature, and this was the
question to which LaMoure spoke. He
said that
against him was an infamous and ma
licious lie. He defied any man to point
to a dishonest or dishonorable act.
Having defended himself, Senator La
moure sailed into Ordway, exclaiming: -
! I charge him here as a bribe-giver and. a
bribe-taker, and if necessary I can prove it.
y He continued in this vein for some'
time, creating consternation in the
chamber and lobby. He said he could
prove that in the organization of Ram
sey county Gov. Ordway sent, blank
commissions to his agents and effected
a deal, with Judge Palmer to locate the
county seat of Ramsey county. He
then alUtled to the governor's hod,
George way. whose appointment as
territorial auditor lie claimed was forced
by the governor against the wishes of
the council of ' the Ofdway administra
tion. He said: "i. '..!"/ ' ' " . :
Ail who knew him * know 1 that he was an
unreliable, drunlceu sot. " . -. : ■ .
He said further that Ordway's admin
stration of the office of auditor left no
record of his dealings with the insur
ance companies, and closed with the re
mark: ' :
- : You can draw your inference as to the
cause of this silence.
; At the close of . Senator Lamoure's
speech Senator Worst presented a letter
from Gov. Ordway, who had heard that
he was to be attacked, stating that in
the message referred to by Lamoure he
he made no reflection on Lamoure,
and asking the privilege of reply
ing. As it was a question
personal to no other senator save La
moure. it was impossible for a reply to
•be made by. any member, but Dieseiu
took advantage of the opportunity to
intimate that if the members would
turn to the message of Gov.
.Ordway they might find ample
explanation of his action. A motion to
expunge the entire proceeding of to
day from the records of the senate was
lost, and it was referred to a committee
of five. 1 ? Gov. Ordway requested in his
letter that he be informed by telegram
to Fargo |of the action of the senate
and if granted 'the privilege .if speak
ing he would return at once. The sen
ate has thus far taken no action on the
request, but it is understood that Ord
way will return to-morrow and demand
the privilege of the floor to
There is a stormy time ahead. In all .
all probability an investigation of the
United States senatorial, contest will
now be demanded, especially as regards
the claim of M. N. Johnson that he re
fused a 510,000 consulship and 525.000 In
cash. The sensational developments
have evidently just begun. In
the regular business of the ses
sion today .the interest centered
in the consideration of the prohibition
bill in the senate. The liberals of the
body succeeded in securing the adop
tion of an amendment, making the
buyer equally guilty with the seller,
but by demanding a roll call, : this
amendment was defeated. After a
wrangle of two hours the senate ad
journed without final action, and the
bill will come up for passage Monday.
A- nth Dakota Farmer Jailed on
n Serious Charge.
Special to the Globe.
-, Sioux Falls. S. D. Dec. 14.— Gunder
Gunderson, of Canton, was arrested to
day by Murdock McDonald, a private
detective in the employ of the Milwau
kee road, for ' attempting to
wreck ~ the • south-bound passen
ger train. Gunderson placed a 200-pound
boulder in the middle of the track,
and many lives would have been lost
had It not been for the timely discovery
of the obstruction by the engineer of
the Cannon Ball train for Sioux City.
Gunderson lives north of Canton on
• farm through which the Mil
waukee road runs. It seems that
• away buck in ISBO Gunderson sued the
-Milwaukee road for payment for a right
of way through his farm, and was not
satisfied with the damages awarded him
by the court. Ever since Gunderson
has given the road more or less trouble.
Two weeks abie boulder was placed on
the track and whs discovered by the
engineer "of an approaching freight
train. McDonald, the detective, was
sent out to watch Gunderson who was
suspected of the attempted train wreck
ing, and he was arrested to-day as the
result of evidence collected against him
as the guilty party. The preliminary
hearing was before Judge Aiktrs, who
held Gunderson to the grand jury in
the sum of 52,500. In default of. ball
Guuderson now languishes in the Min
iichaha county jail.
"■■ Bkntc<l Through the lee.
" Special to the Globe.
ISloux Falls, S. D., Deo. n.-
The ten-year-old eon of H, M,
A very, vice president of the Union
Trust bank, was drowned while skat
ing .on the bioux river this after
noon. : The boy broke through the
ice where the water, was not over three
feet deep,' and -' although there were
many skaters about at ' the time, they
seemed afraid to go to his rescue.
Physicians say young A very. was seized
with cramps when in the water, and for
that reason he was drowned in such a
shallow place. .
A Demented Woaia . » r lersa Phy
moimi hi ftiarry Her.
Special to the Globe.
Cedar Rapids, 10., Dec. 14.— A sen
sation was created here last night by a
woman named Mrs.- E. E. Doollttle
sreing into Dr. Raymcr's office and de
manding that he marry her. She has
been" • partially insane at times
and .imagined that she and the
doctor were en caged. When the doc
tor refused she drank poison and threw
a large piece of plate glass at him, in
flicting an ugly wound in his cheek.
She died this morning. The doctor is
one of the most prominent physicians
in the state, - •■_ w/^.y r .■ ;-. "jii&z
Charged With Manslaughter.
Special to the Globe.
Hastings, Dec. 14.— The grand jury
has indicted Mrs. Helen Holmes with
manslaughter in the first degree. j She
is the woman who is charged with mur
dering her husband, a few months ago,
at their farm in the vicinity of Farm-
i ton. It is claimed both were intoxi
cated, and when Mrs. Holmes -was ar
rested she bore several scratches and
bruises about her face.
Ernest Steohans. of West St. Paul,
has been indicted by the errand jury for
selling liquor on Sunday. ; -
Robbed at a Dance. ■
Special to the Globe.
Luvebne, Minn., Dec. 14.— dance
was given in the hotel at Bruce, a
small town in Rock county, on the Illi
nois Central railway, last night. Every
thing went well until about 12 o'clock,
when some one brought in a quantity of
whisky. Every man was soon drunk.
In the excitement that followed T. C.
Thompson lost his poeketbook contain
ing #240 in cash and several hundred
dollars' worth of notes. The authori
ties were called, and searched every
man in the house, but no trace ot the
cash or notes was found. " tt' -:■
.; Friable a Winner. - .:.
Special to the Globe. . •--•"■ : ;
Mankato, Minn., Dec. 14.— The jury
in the Waiie-Frisbie. contested will case,
which has been on trial here for the
past thvee days before Judge Buck
ham, returned a verdict to-night for the
defense, which . leaves Dr. Frisbie in
possession of the "greater part of his
wife's estate, valued ■'•■. at about $15,000.
The ease has been one of unusual in
terest, the court ! room being crowded
throughout the trial, • J
A Victim of Mayhem. --
| Dcs Moires, Dec. 14.— The report
has been received" here that ReDresent
ative-elcct Shipley, of Guthne
county.;";- t» lying l .^,.in.,v«w,<'.ritir
ear condition at his home near Yale,
from the results of the bites he received
in his recent difficulty with W. L. Ed-;
wards, and is not expected to live more
than jj a few hours. , The grand jury of
Guthrie country has returned an Indict
ment against Edwards. __;•:; ■■'. .
- Jealousy Prompts Suicide.
Special to the Globe. .-- Y^\-
Chamberlain, S. D., Dec. 14.— A son
of Chief White Eagle, at Crow Creek
agency,' committed suicide to-day by
shooting himself, death resulting in
stantly; He, has bad . considerable
trouble' with his squaw,' owing to
jealousy, and that is supposed to have
been the cause for the dead.
Murderer Wold Convicted.
Special to the Globe.
. Breckenridge, Minn., Dec. 14.—
jury tills morning, after being out about
two hours, found Andrew Wold guilty
of murder in the first degree. Mr.
Everdell, one of his counsel, gave notice
of a motion for a new trial, and Judge
Brown set*. next Tuesday for hearing
argument on the motion. The trial oc
cupied five days.
A Farmer Assigns. • '
Special to the Globe.
Rochester, Dec. 14.— Curtis Bryant,
a farmer living near Elgin, Wabasha
county, made an assignment yesterday.
Mr. Bryant was a few years since of
the firm of Bryant Bros. & Johnson,
grain dealers and general merchants at
Elirip. His assets are about f6,0U0; lia
bilities much larger. A. M. Richard
son, of this city, is the assignee. ./;."';
Blown to Atoms,
Special to tho Globe.
Helena. Mont., Dec. 14.— The house
of a ranchman named MeKwn, thirty
five miles from Rocky Point in the Lit
tle Rocky mountains was blown up
last night by the accidental explos'on of
a keg of powder. McK«on's four-year
; old daughter was killed, and Mrs. Mc-
Keon probably latally injured.
Flags Float Over {Schools.
Special to the Globe. •; \, - : v
St. Peter, Dec. 14.— Flags were
hoisted on the public schools of this
city to-day. The ceremonies were in
dulged in by the people generally, and
quite a demonstration was the result. •
Mind Reader Brown Retained.
. Ashland. Wis., Dec. 14.— Mind
Reader Browit, of Minneapolis, has
been detained as a witness in the case
of the $40,000 bank robbery at Hurley.
Mrs. Harrison's Bereavement Will
" Not Afreet White House Cour
tesies. ■ - ,
Washington, Dec. 14.— 1n regard to
the effect that Mrs. Harrison's recent
deep, bereavement will have upon the
official courtesies at the White House it is
safe to say that the usual programme
for the winter will be very little
changed, and Mrs. Harrison, like
like Mrs. Grant and Mrs. Hayes
on like occasions, will not per
mit her private grief to interfere with
her official duties as the • wife of the
chief executive ot the nation. Mrs.
Harrison will wear -- black, but will
not so into crape, and on the occasions
of the large receptions and the state
dinners will wear the dresses she . had
prepared for these events. It is possible
that the Saturday afternoon , levees will
not be held at the White house during
the coming season, or at least not until
late in the year. _ ■ : . . . : -
A Canuck Town in Ashes. .
Post Robinson, On t,' Dec. 14.— A
disastrous lire .was discovered here
day, and -spread \ until nearly all ; the
business places were destroyed.' There
were no appliances for fighting fire and.
tho flames spread without hindrance.
The losses aggregate about $20,000; in
surance, $5,000. .The fire is believed to
liav»? been of incendtary origin,
Franklin B. Gowen, Ex-Presi
dent of the Reading Rail
: road Commits Suicide.
Found Weltering* in His Blood
in a Washington
. Hotel.
Worth Half a Million and a
Shrewd and Courageous ,
It Was He Who Exterminated
The Notorious "Mollie
Washington, Dec. 14.— Franklin B.
Gowen, a prominent lawyer of Phila
delphia, and formerly, president of the
Philadelphia & Rending Railroad com
pany, was found dead in his room at
Wonnley's hotel this afternoon with a
bullet wound in his head and a pistol
by his side. He had undoubtedly com
mitted suicide. Mr. Gowen came to Wash
ington on Monday last to conduct the
George Rice oil cases against South
western railroads before the interstate
commission, and on Tuesday, Wednes
day and Thursday appeared as Mr.
Rice's attorney in those cases. Mr.
Gowen had not been noticed about the
hotel since yesterday afternoon, when
fie retired to . his room. This morn
ing the maid discovered that his
door was locked, and later in
the day after making several unsuccess
ful attempts to get in his room, but
finding the door still locked, reported
the fact to the office about 1 o'clock.
The clerk then procured a stepladder,
and, looking over the transom, saw Mr.
Gowen lying on the floor, with the
pistol by his side. When the door was
opened Mr. Go weri , '
. . ./ . WAS FPUND TO BE DEAD. '-. „
It is thought that, he committed sui
cide early this morning. The police au
thorities being notified . immediately,
took charge of the remains, which were
removed to the morgue, and notified the
friends and relatives of Mr. Gowen in.
Philadelphia of , his death. Mr. Gowen
was born in Philadelphia, and was in
the fifty-fourth year of his age. When
about twenty-two years of age he entered
business "or, mining coal, which,
however, he soon abandoned, and; be
gan the study of law. - He was ad
mitted to the bar in.1860, and in 1862
was elected district attorney for Schuyl
kill county. He. was afterwards re
tained as counsel for the Philadelphia &
Reading railroad and of the Girard Coal
trusts. -Jn^lSBU '.he. was ! chosen , pres-
of that company and tilled the
office untiriSßl;when, on account of op
position to his plans for. the relief of
the finances «f tho road, failed «fir
re-election, v He': was again chosen
to the . office of president in 1882. In
1879, : Blr. i .Gowen \\ . . was ,■ elected . a
member .of . the constitutional con
vention' of Pennsylvania, and in this
body ranked as one of its ablest mem
bers. Mr. Gowen conceived and estab
lished the Philadelphia Coal and Iron
company. also conceived and put
in opt ration the movement against the
famous organization known as the
"Mollie Maguires," which had
in the coal region extending over a
period of twenty years. In the trials
which followed this movement Mr.
Gowen was one of the counsel for the
commonwealth. The friends of ■ Mr.
Gowen were indignant to-night at the
heartless and irregular manner in which
his remains were "gotten out of.
the hotel, which they say was not
becoming .treatment of a man of his
high character." It appears that as soon
as the landlord discovered the body he
summoned a policeman. A man of
slight build was helped through the
opening for the transom, which had
been removed, and he. turned the key,
which was on the inside, and unlocked
the door, admitting the people in
the corridor. Without awaiting the ac
tion of the coroner, the body was hast
ily removed to the morgue, at the New
Jersey avenue station. As soon as the
news reached the friends of the de
ceased, Representatives Maish and
Reilly of Pennsylvania, hurried off to
the police station and protested earn
estly against ' this action. They com
municated with Coronei Patterson, who
responded promptly, and after viewing
the body, decided, as is customary in
cases where suicide is evident, that
He also authorized the removal of the
body, which was accordingly turned
over to the friends of the deceased.
Undertaker Speare was summoned, and
soon removed the remains to his estab
lishment, where they were de
cently arranged, while a packing box
was made ready. -Soon after 9
o'clock Franklin I. Gowen. the nephew
and business partner of the deceased,
arrived at Washington 'from Philadel
phia, and proceeded immediately to the
undertaker's shop. Ho was accompa
nied by J. E. Hood and dipt. Lindon.
By his direction the oody was placed in
the plain oak box which had been
made ready for it, the cover was
screwed down, and it was taken
immediately to the Baltimore. & Ohio
railroad station, where it was placed
aboard the 10:30 train and carried to
Philadelphia. No doubt is felt by Mr.
Gowen's friends here that he committed
suicide, but everybody is at a loss for
anything like a plausible explanation of
. His health appeared to bo excellent,
and a friend who had been with him
Thursday remarked upon -his good
spirits and physical condition. His do
mestic relations were beyond question.
Since Monday, when he arrived in
Washington, Mi. Gowen devoted him
self to the business which had brought
him here, and ho. had busied himself in
taking depositions required to complete
his case. The body was found lying
r>n the floor with the head under the ta
ble. The dead man had evidently stood
up before the mirror and fired the fatal
shot,for his blood had splashed upon the
foot of the bureau. The weapon
was a 38-caliber Smith & Wes
son pistol, brand new, and from
the nature. of the wound it must have
been pressed closely against the suicide's
right tpmple, for the burnt powder had.
been dri\en into the head of the unfort
unate man. The pistol itself lay on the
hearth several feet from the body, and
its ivory handle was -
which had also soaked through his coat
»nd underwear. Through the wound
in the head the brains were oozing. The
l)bdy was : cold, which at first ted to the
Iwlief that deal li had occurred yester-
Iny. but later developments have
modified that belief. A gentleman
who .-occupied : the room adjoining
that where • the suicide r was
committed is habitually in his room, ex
;ept between the hours of 7 and 10
)'cl«.x*k at night, and ho is confident
Healthiest and Most Pure Native Wine
Bold by the Only Great Wise House i • ti:o
Seventh and Cedar.
. NO. 340,
' that he would have heard the report oi .
a pistol if fired during last night. Then
the drop light was found upturned and
unlit ou the floor. The bed
had apparently been occupied,
though the covering hail been
carelessly arranged and confirmatory
evidence that the deed was committee!
this morning. was found by the coronet
in the perfect pliability of the limbs of
the body, which would probably bay«
stiffened If it had laid over night. All
of the testimony that could be gotten
to-night was to the effect thai Mr.
Gowrn was . .
and certainly it could not be learned
that he had indulged in intoxicating
liquors during his last stay here. Mr.
Gowen was well known here publicly.
He was one of the counsel for individual
producers who appeared before the
house committee on manufactures dur
ing the last congress, when it waa
investigating the subject of trusts, and
has since been here frequently in the
conduct of cases arising- before the in*
terstate, commerce commission. The
news of his suicide was a great shock to
the members of the commission, who
looked upon ; him as a shrewd, able and!
courageous lawyer, arid regarded him
as one of the foremost men in his pro*
feasioo' that have ever appeared before
them, He was well liked by them, ami
his loss is keenly felt. ■.
111-Fated Johnstown I* Partially
•■--: Submerged.
Johnstown, Pa., Dee. li.— city
is again cut off friAn the outside world,
except by a long and tiresome circuit of
the mountain -. „ wazon roads. A
heavy rain . storm, extending eyes
the entire mountain region drained,
by the Conemaugh river and
Stony creek began, falling this morn-,
ing and continued without cessation un»
til afternoon. Taking into considera
tion the vast area of the water-shed and
the large volume' of water which has
fallen upon it to-day, and the fact that all
of this water . finds its outlet through?
two. very . narrow channels, auirl
that .. .these, .. channels join at
Johnstown— one of the narrowest;
points in valley— the position of the.
city to -Right can be better imagined:
than described.- From noon until 5'
o'clock the river* had risen over four
feet, the quickest rise known,' except
the flood m May last. 'At a o'clock this
afternoon the temporary bridge at
Woodvate : was- carried away. The ;
rains - west crashing fagainst th«
wooden 4>lers of - the Cambria com-'
pany'a railroad'" bridge. wrecking,
two /of the' piers, permittinz a vast**
quantity of hefe vy drift to. collide with
tte piers of the. Lincoln street bridge,
heading Johnstown to the Pean
sylvania"t;ailt<>ad.-depot, wrecking the
last connecting link and stepping ail
traveL Washington, arid Iron streets
were badly, flooded and many cellars
were, filled with water. Up to this hour.
(10 p. itp" loss of life has been report-,
cd. .. The "water Is. now slowly subsid
ing. •: Work Qii. permanent bridges to
■replace' tiift&e destroyed , will begin at
oncg; • -. ..^.■■ > ;:' j'i ■? .- - ,
QITAKt If IS Al'.L suo< :ttiiD.
Gowen's Suicide Cause* ;i Sen**i
tion in Philadelphia. '. "
'iSTV^t^xna-miXiU Jj_<f. li. -The news
of Frankiin B. tio\veir3 death'lrr-Wa*k«
ingtdn, caused a great sensation here.
Within a quartet ' of an hour
from v t|jn,eu.'.th'a,t the dispatch
annauuci.as,tlie suicide of Mr. Goweit
reached the city* r a : throne of friend^
rushed to .the law offices, of Francis I,
Goweu, -in" the r - Forrest building.; on
Fourtirstfeet. Francis I. Gowen is.a
nephew •of toe ; ex-railroad presklejit. '
He was dazwi, and -could scarcely , re
cover from the shock for a few iuini
utes. He paced the floor nervously, but
could' not furnish an intelligible ex
planation of the reported suicide. :. . ■:
- My nncte, be Bftid. went, to Washington
last Tuesday to- make* an argument before
the inter-state cooiinerce coniaatsion in the •"
suit of George Rico, of Marietta, Ohio. •
asp.in.st the.l.ouUville & Nashville railroad
aud . (lie"' S>'taudard ' Oil ooiupaiiy and
other afcfcudauts. ' I can foria no idea of
what nioftvc actuate* him to tfllu 1 his life ff -
the report-be true. 1 have telegraphed to
Wormiey's hotel where my ancle nas been
In the JJ^Wt of stopping for yours, asking for
a conflrnifitton, ana n!?c> requesting that the
body shall not 'be taken to the morgue. •...>.
.Later Mi*. ;Op wen received a reply to
his 'telegram to -IVormley's hotel con
firming the death of his uncle; and he
left for the national capital nt 5 o'clock
this afternoon for the purpose of bring
ing the body to Philadelphia: Mr.
Gowen's family • consists of his
wife and daughter, who live at the
handsome • suburban residence at
Mount Airy. Financial difficulties are
not suggested as au- incentive for the
d< 4i. Mr 1 . Gowen has been estimated
as worth, between 5^)0,000 and *300,000.
The announcement that he bad com
mitted suicide caused the greatest sur
prise in financial circles. When the
confirmatory - dispatches began to
arrive Mr. Go wen's friends shook
their heads sadly. Mr. Gdwen was well
known on Third street, on account of
his former position at the head of the
ReadingTailPoad.and the universal com
ment of financial people was, "well, he
was the last man 1 thought would com
mit suicide." .Surprise was manifested
in th« fact of ' Mr. Gowe:t having a
revolver in his possession. He was al
ways opposed to carrying firearms, «nd
during the "Mollio Maguiie"' prosecu
tions at PottaVjHe, he refused to carry a
pistol for his own protection.
•'I never had anything to startle me so la
my life before." said Preside*! Daniel B.
Cummins, of the Oirard National bank, and
probably ' ono of the most intimate friends
that Mr. Gowen had. when apprised of the
death of tho .distinguished 'lawyer. "lie
called here to Bee me eeveral days ago,
and left | Immediately afterwards for
Washington. No one will ever convince me
that Mr. Oo wen toot his own life. He was
of too cheerful & disposition to do an act
like that. There . was ' certainly . nothing
to drive hiiji to'self-destruetion. When 1 say
this I know what I am tnlkin.? about. Ue
hadan-«ppoinim«»t to meet n>yßt» !f and a
ceutlemau" from New York here In my office
this afternoon, -and I fully expected him to
keep the " appointment - 1 never knew Mr.
Go wen to carry a pistol, or any other deadly
weapon, and you can rest as*urc«l that. if he
lost his life, through a pistol 1 ■■•;. the wound
was inflicted by accldeut and not by design.
; Poor j Fra.nk.".. • .
Seven Men Killed by I'cimistlvu
nia Railroad Trains.
PHii.Ai>Kr.vKFA, Dee. 14.— An east
bound express train on the Pennsylva
nia rajlroai; struck a wagon containing
four men to-night .at a grade crossing
in Tacony, a suburb of this city.
Ilenrv Morgan, of Bristol, Pa., and
Jack Ritchie and William llntchkiss, of
Tacony, were killed, and Dennis Mc
6haft'er, the driver of the wagon, per
haps fatally injured. ""
Washington, J>ec. 14.— This evening
the Pennsylvania railroad congressional
limited express, from New York
for Washington, while passing Beu
niajsa station, four miles' north of this
city, ran into a. wagon containing live
men, instantly killing four, awl badly
wounding the fifth.: Two of the killed
were white men, named Bradford God- *
fry and .1. H. Field. The two colored
men were named Morris Flowden and
Charles Maki l. -■_
• ; 'Movctiionts ot'.St.cainsliips.
<}uee^U>wu— Arrived: Lord .Clive. fron .
rbilailelphid, and procotded for Liverpool. .
■ .New Ycrk— Arrived l City of Berlin, frt-i»

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