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A St. Paul Clothing House
Exclusively Owned and Con
trotted by St Paul Men.
M\ vnxii
*W \AVU-.-
Boys-Overcoats, $4 to $25.
Boys' Suits, $3.50 to $20.
Men's Overcoat,?, $7 to $50
Men's Suits, $S to $40.
Boys' Toboggan Suits,ss.
Smoking Jaekets,ss to $15
Dressing Gowns, $10 to
Bath Robes, $5.
Macintosh Overcoats, $8
to $25.
Trowsers Stretchers^ 1.75.
Walking Canes, $1 toslß.
Silk Umbrellas, $3.50 to
Fur Gloves, $3 to $18.
Fur Caps, $1.75 to $16.
Neck Mufflers, $1 to $6.
Suspenders, $1 to $G.
Silk Underwear, $13 to
145. v
Silk Night Shirts,s6 to $8
Pajamas, $3.50 to $10.50.
Silk Hose, $1 to $4.50.
Silk Dress Vests. $6 -and
Silk Initial Handker
chiefs, 50c and $1.
BlackSilkHandkerchiefs, |
?5c to $1.50.
Full Dress Shields.
Link Sleeve Buttons.
Dress Shirts.
Gloves. -
Etc., etc., etc.
N. Out-of-Town Orders
solicited. Gooas sent on ap
proval to any part of the West
fnce-Ltst and Easy Rules lor
Sc/f- Measurement mailed free
ufon application.
Joseph M«Ket & Co,
*»■ "" * ' • ■•■* "^ i ■■.■■■
At Last a Verdict Is Reached
in the Cronin
Coug-hlin. Burke and O'Sulli
van Will End Their Days
in Prison.
Little Kunze Gets Three
Years, and Bold Beggs
Is Acquitted.
But for Juror Culver. Three
Conspirators Would Have
Been Hanged.
PATRICK o SIU.IYAN. > Imp S. fo-v&J
JOHN KlNZK... Three years' imprisonment
JOHN" 1. HEGt.s Acguitied
Chicago, Dec. IC— One of the most
memorable trials in the criminal history
of America closed this afternoon, when
the jury, impaneled three months ago,
rendered its verdict in the Cronin case.
That the return of this jury is a verdict
and not a disagreement is the source of
much congratulation in the public mind;
and, although there is naturally much
division of sentiment on the question of
approval of the verdict, the fjense of re
lict which is experienced at the final
crimination of the case is unanimous.
However bitter, too, may have been
the feelings engendered by the two fac
tions into which the Irish people have
been divided in this case, it cannot fail
to be a source of congratulation to
Judge McDonnell that his impartial
conduct as a presiding judge has been
such as to win for him not only the ap
plause of both these opposing factions,
but the approval alike of the leading
jurists of the land upon the validity of
Co.uGrHrU in '
his rulings, As the court convened at
2 p. m., to receive the verdict of the
jury, there was a momentary silence as
the vast audience breathlessly awaited
the first words of Judge McConuell as
he mounted the rostrum.
"Tlic jury m prepared to make a return in
tfalb ci»K\" *aiil his honor. "but I observe that
Mr. Douoiioc, counsel for O'Sullivan and
Kunze. is absent"
"I Lave been requested to represent Mr.
Donohoc," said Mr. Forrest, "lie is out of.
the city to-day."
The court aunounced his satisfaction
at this arrangement, and a moment
later the door leading from the jail
opened with a clang, and the five de
fendants marched in to receive the an
nouncement of their fate. Hardly a
breath was heard as every eye in the
vast audience turned towards John F.
Beggs. who led the procession. The
face of the senior warden of Camp 20
was pale with anxiety, but his eye
was full of confidence as he boldly
faced the stare of the audience. Dan
Coughlin affected his usual indifference,
but his restless, furious eye betokened
the terrible mental suspense the ex-de
tective experienced as he awaited the
dread announcement of the
to him by the law. Hardly a person in
the vast court room succeeded in catch
ing the eye of Patrick O'Sullivan. The
piercing blacK eyes of the ice man
sought the floor, and whatever emotion
he felt at this critical moment was in
visible &aye iv the greyish pallor that
overspread his features. Martin Burke
flushed as he approached his seat, but a
moment later his features regained their
natural appearance, and with affected
nonchalance he resumed the chewing
of gum, as has been his wont during the
course of the trial. The elated air of
John Kunze was absent, and for the
first lime since his arrest, the little
German now seemed to fully appreciate
the gravity of his situation, as he awaited
the verdict of the jury. As the audi
ence was contemplating the prisoners
and commenting upon their demeanor,
the noise of many footsteps was again
suddenly heard without, and a moment
later the twelve men in whose judg
ment reu«.«od the lives of the five de
fendants entered the room, headed by
Foreman Clarke. Every prisoner sim
ultaneously turned his eyes upon the
jurors.as if they read in their impassive
features the secret of their verdict, but
there was no outward sign to give them
either hope or fear.
"The clerk will call the roll of jurors."
Every person in the audience gave a
convulsive start as the sound of the
judge's voice broke the silence only to
add a deeper awe to the solemnity of the
occasion. Slowly the jurors answered
to their name?, and tne twelve men were
announced to be present.
"Gentlemen. "' said the oourt, "I understand
yon have reached a conclusion in this case."
With a bow Foreman Clarke took from
his pocket a large envelope and handed
it to the juifee, who in turn handed it to
the clerk.
"The clerk will read the verdict," said tie
Instantly there was a hush fell over
the va^t audience— a hush so profound
that as toe clerk tore open the envelope
the sound fell discordantly upon anxious
ears. A moment later this anxiety be
came painfnl in its intensity as the
sonorous voice of the clerk began tlie
reading of the verdict, which was as fol
We, the jury, find the defendant John P.
Beggs not guilty. We. the jury, find the de
feudant John Kunzc guilty of manslaughter
as charged in the indictment and fix his
punishment at imprisonment in the peniten
tiary for a term of three years.
We, the jury, tind the defendants Dan
Coughlin. Patrick O'SultlVU) and Martin
Burke guilty of murder iv the manner and
form as charged in the indictment and fix
-the penalty at imprisonment in the peniten
tiary for the term of their natural lives.
Mr. Forrest, of tlio defense, at once
requested that the jury bo polled, and
this was ordered done by the court. To
each juror the question was put by the
clerk of the court, "Was this and is this
now your verdict?" Foreman Clarke
was the first man to rise and answer
firmly in the affirmative. The eleven
men followed in turn and gave the
same answer. Simultaneous with the
announcement of the verdict, Coughlin,
O'Suilivan and Burke turned deathly
pale, while Kunze suddenly started
from his seat and a moment later
dropped his head upon his breast and
burst into tears. Bejrgs' face was lumi
nous with joy, and immediately after
the polling of the. jury he arose from
amiu the prisoners, walked over to the
jury box, and during the breathless lull
that followed, shook Foreman Clarke's
hand heartily and said:
"Gentlemen. 1 thank you. I trust that the
future may confirm your judgment upon me.
aud that you will never regret that you found
me not guilty of this turriDle charge."
As he shook hands with the jurors
each man bowed his head in acknowl
edgment of the grateful words of the
liberated man. The only sound that
broke the stillness was the deep sobs of
the ljttle German, Kunze. Ue burst
out witn :
"I am innocent. God knows I am inno
cent. God kno*r, that I never was out io
Lakeview that night. I.ongeneeker boue! t
two witnesses. 1 am sure of that. They
went out and bought farms v.-ith the money
they got. Him and schuettler did it."
O'Sullivan was the only one of the
other three prisoners who found refuge
in tears. For a moment they trickled
down his cheeks, but a minute later his
black eyes flashed with defiance or re
vival of courage, and dashing his hand
across his brow, he braced up in his
seat and casta long glance around the
court room. The only evidence of
terror to be perceived iv Coughlin was
the increased pallor that overspread his
face as he fully realized the significance
of a sentence to life imprisonment, and
his lips twitched nervously during the
colloquy that followed between the
attorneys and the court relative to the
Martin Burke was unquestionably the
least affected of all the prisoners. His
usually liorid face took on a slight pallor
as the verdict was aanouneed, but a mo
ment later his jaws again began the
methodical mastication of gum, as regu
larly as at any previous time during the
trial. As the verdict was announced
and the large audience contemplated
little Kunze's grief, Beggs turned to a
reporter and said:
It is a shame to sentence Kunze. The Door
little feilow, I tbiuk, is as innocent as I am.
It ißa d— d shame to send him to the peni
tentiary for three years. He had no more
idea of being found guii'y than you had of
being declared an accomplice in this crime.
In the meantime, the comments
a mong the audience were as varied as
were the individuals that constituted
the motley assemblage that had assem
bled in morbid curiosity to hear the
penalty pronounced upon their fellow
men. Of the Irish in the audience, and
there were scores, one of the two fac
tions, into which the people are divided,
would naturally be indignant at the
verdict. "It is a shame," said Hon. P.
W. Dunne, "a shame and a travesty
upon justice." His sentiment found an
echo in the hearts of a dozen Irishmen
who were near him. while, only a dozen
feet away, members of the other faction
were congratulating themselves and the
prisoners that the
and friends of -fieggs were elbowing
their way through to grasp the hand of
the senior guardian of Camp 20, in felic
itation of his exoneration. Beggs took
a seat in one. of the jury chairs after the
KuN Z-&
retirement of that body and spent the
next half hour pleasantly according in
terviews to the score of newspaper men
that crowded around rhim. Mr. Forest,
on behalf of the four convicted defend
ants, entered the accustomed motion
for a new trial, and after considerable
discussion, the yudge fixed Jan. 13 as
the day on which the motion for a new
trial should be argued, and tho pris
oners were taken back to jail. Kunze
was still crying and wont out of the
door with the tears running down
his face and still muttering
and sobbing to himself. Mar
tin Bnike followed Kunze and
as he passed he whispered to Forrest and
smiled, lie seemed entirely uncon
concerned. O" Sullivan followed, look
ing pale and sallow. Dan Coughlin.
the ex-ileteclive, was the last of the
prisoners to leave. and as he stalked out,
he half-turned am! looked back Into the
court room as if expecting to fipd some
friend. The door clanged behind the
•bailiff who brought up the. rear, and the
Cronin trial wa« over. lleggs, who had
been sitting in one of the jurors' chairs,
.surrounded by friends, then managed
to get clear of them all and proceeded
smilingly to his old cell, where lie
tarried only long enough, to get his coat
and hat. It was not until afternoon te
day that the jury finally came to a
verdict, and then it was that Juror
Culver, who had been
for all tho defendants, since the jury
went out, consented to a compromise.
The other jurors were for hanging
Burke, Coughlin, and O'Sullivan,
while he was for letting them all off.
Mr. Culver finally agreed to a life sen
tence for the three. The jury was
practically unanimous on the subject of
Beggs' acquittal, and but little time
was needed to fix Kunze's term of im
prisonment. •".'•.■.
"What do you think of the verdict, judge* '
asked the Associated Press representative of
Judge McConnell after the adjournment of
court for the day. . --j. ■• • • • >
"Judicially, oi course, I can pass do
opinion upon the verdict. As an individual,
however, and without being cognizant of all
the proceedings in the jury room, I might
bay that I think the verdict is the result of a
probable objection of some of the jurors to
the death penalty on circumstantial- evi
dence." .. j
'"Mr. Culver, probably?" :'-; • 't
• No. not Mr. Culver necessarily. I under
stand he was in favor of acquittal from the
start. It was only after long and harassing
deliberation that ho finally agreed with
the rest upon this verdict. You will probably
find that Mr. Culver was not the only man
upon the jury who was opposed to the • hang*.
Ing of the three principal defendants.'! ,"• '.
'•But the jurors all swore, in being exam
ined as to their competence, that they had no
conscientious scruples against capital puu
ishigent on f-jjcuinstantinl evidence."-' ■■
' "That Ts'all true. But behind all that each
man probably held, a mental reservation that
tho evidence must be convincing beyond, a
reasonable aoubt. Now. if come ' or these
men should think that there was even the
faintest shadow of a doubt as to the guilt of
these three men. do you not see how natural
it would be for them to mentally resolve to
compromise the mattes with their consciences
—no matter how conclusive their judgment
might be— by favoring life Imprisonment' in
lieu of the death penalty— all because the
case was one of circumstantial evidence." ■
"Then you think the innate scruples ;
against circumstantial evidence probably
controlled the verdict*"
"I do not say that. I say that a juror
might almost unconsciously have an objec
tion to circumstantial evidence, and yet'
never be fully aware of it until a great case
. like this, involving human life, caused him
to pause, and finally, to guard against the
possibility of error, favor the life imprison- :
ment in lieu of the death penalty. The law
may be inflexible, but men are human." You
know the objection to circumstantial evi
dence has become so strong in Michigan and
possibly other states that there they have a
statute precluding the imposition of the
death penalty." :
"I suppose you feel relieved that there has
not been a disagreement! 1 " • . - . .
'•I do. most assuredly. Although, if the
jury had disagreed, and it had become nec
essary to try the case again, I should not
have flinched from presiding over the same
cH«e again. In fact, I think I should rather
have preferred to, in view ot all thft.uiv.cuni
etances." : ! «.>*i.v«V£'
Dan Cougbliii's Wife Creates a
::<j}^. 'l;.; ;-• Scene. ' j-\
In the main corridor of . the criminal
court building, before the announce
ment of the verdict, sat Dan Coughlin's
wife. On her knee was the pretty little
girl that has continually called out In
the court room -for her papa. jj The old
gray-headed doorkeeper knew that prep
arations were being made for the return
of the jury with their verdict, and, ho
pleaded with them to go home. He told
them that no verdict wonkl be reached,
but they would not go. They knew too
well that the scene of -excitement and
the hurried movement of • the court
officials meant something was about to
happen. In vain they asked if
the jury had returned a verdict. They
were kept in ignorance of the facts un
til some one who rushed into the corri
dor and called out the result. Mrs.
Coughlin gasped, stood erect, shrieked
and fell back into a chair. She buried
her face in her hands and *
in her anguish. Her swaying form was :
supported by the kind-hearted old door
keeper, and the pretty little babe stood
leaning against her mother's knees.
For a moment she looked into her sor
rowing mother's face, and then laying
her pretty face in her mother's lap. she,
too, began to cry. Mrs. Whalen, O:Sul
livan's sister-in-law, had come over. to
hear the result. Her clear-cut and
handsome face hardened when she 1
heard the news. Her eyes filled for ;
moment. She glared an instant at. the
jail walls. Then she turned savagely
upon the men who stood near by, at
tracted by Mrs. Coughlin's sobs. ■/. . ?
' "Oh, you cut-throats; yon tried ronr best
to hang . them, and now you hang around to
■gloat at us in our misery," she shouted.". - .• :
She looked even more savagely at the
men than before, and then followed;;
Mrs. Coughlin to the private room. ,r\<-<
■ "Arc you satisfied with the verdict?'.', wns
naked of State's Attorney Longenecfcer. -.'-'V
■ ■ "I am always satisfied when I have au hon
est jury in a murder case." - : ■••-:■.. .- ■'
"You don't expect any confessions now, do
you?" • : si
'•I do not."
"What do you think of it anyway?" • - •••'
"Wny, it's a compromise verdict: that's all
there is about it. That's all anybody can
say." ■ •'.-■;
• It was plain that the state's attorney
was far from being pleased at the out
come of the cause celebre. Juror John
Culver's wife and children were stand-"
ing in the doorway of their home at
Evanston when he alighted from the
train that had borne him from the city.
Catching sight of ' them he quickened
his pace, and Mrs. Culver threw her
arms around her husband's nock, while »
the little ones tugged at his garments'
and cried for recognition from him.^The
husband and father gently pushed the
youngsters inside the house, and follow
ing closely with hi* wife bolted the door \
to all others. It was not until three
hours of rest had been secured that the
family felt able to receive any one. :, :
"Will you make a statement regarding tie
position you took in the jury room?, was
asked of tne alleged single stubborn juror.
"I cannot," replied Mr. Culver. "Before '
we came into court, each man placed himself :
upon his donor not to reveal the proceedings !
in the jury room." • .. •,
"Will you say whether or no you were the !
odd man ■'■-/ < ?V ■'■''■
"I can't." r^—- ■_v.?.j.<;
"It might be for your interest to say you
were not the odd man." * ,
'•I won't say I was not the one." . „ •
"That is equivalent to 3tatinj; th.it roll
were." > >•'. - ....-:*■
"1 certainly took what to me was the only
just course.'' - „ ;
The Four Prisoners Itefuse to Be'!
: A little before 4 o'clock the Asso
ciated Press representative in the jail»
found the four convicted defendants out
in the corridor with the other inmates,* 1
taking the usual exercise before supper.
Coughlin and O'Sullivan were together,
while Burke was alone on the other side .
of the corridor. The little German i
seemed to hold himself apart from the : ;
other prisoners and remained in his
cell, still refusing to be comforted in »
misfortune. His confident, flippant tie
meauor had given away to a heavy
gloom, as he luxuriously bemoaned hls
fate and denounced the state's attorney
and jury. C'oughlin and O'Nullivnii
were at the entrance of the cage dis-
Continued on Fourth Page.* '
Democratic Senators Aim to
. /End the Legislative Dead
lock in Montana.
Warrants Issued for the Mem
bers of the Republican
Rump House.
Territorial Laws Apply to
Them as Well as the
. Democrats.
A Majority of Sisseton Sioux
Agree to Sell Their
Special to the Globe.
Helena, Mont., Dec. 10.— out
lined in these dispatches last night, the
Democratic senators were present. when
the senate met ; this morning. They
took the oath, signed the roll, and im
mediately the senate adjourned till 10
o'clock to-morrow morning. While this
scene was being enacted in the senate,
the Democratic house adopted a resolu
tion in which, after naming all the Re
publican members, the sergeant-at-arihs
was commanded to arsest and bring be
fore the bar of the house the absentees*
After the passage of this resolution the
house adjourned till to-morrow. The
■ sergeant-at-arms .immediately started
out on his mission. He delivered the
notice to each of the men wanted, and
in no case was any reply made. There
1 ins to be no doubt that before the
Democratic senators took the oath to
day there
that the Republican house of repre
sentatives should join the Democratic
house, though the agreement and all its
details are secret. The Democrats have
fulfilled their part of the presumed bar
gain, and it now remains to be seen
what the Republicans will do. So far
' the- RcDublicahs say the action of the
Democratic senators has not helped the
•Republicans at all. The Republican
house met at 8 o'clock to night. -"The
Republicans were only in session a few
minutes when an adjournment was
taken, which was followed immediately
by a caucus of both Republican repre
sentatives and senators. This con
i tinued till nearly midnight, but what
action-was taken is not known. Unless
the Republican . representatives come
into the Democratic house within forty-.
eight hours, a move will be made to have
.Gov. Toole ■ ■ - - ■;
ajid to order a new election. The ma
jority the Republican leaders to-night
an; anything but happy. They seem to ;
feel that something is going to drop,
but just what they are not certain. On
| Jklw other band, the Democrats ; wear : a
'Confident sn'ile, but just why only those
ion '. the. inside irtjinw. To the ordinary
[ observer it docs riot. seem that the situa
tion is much changed so long as there
two bonsai. Now that the senate is or
ganized, Gov. Toole~ may send his mes
sage in, recognizing the Democratic
house. The Republicans are anxious to
have the Democrats wait long enough to
bring the matter before Chief Justice
Blake for. a. decision. Under present
conditions the Democrats prefer to keep
out of the courts. ■ ' •>■:- - ;•"':"
Sisseton Indians Agree to Sell
'".'-■' - . Their. Lands. :
. Special to the Globe. . . " ]:\ «.-. ',
Brown's Valley, Minn., Dec. IC—
One hundred and seventy-three of the
Sisseton Indians four more than a ma
jority, have signed for the opening of
the Sisseton reservation. The minority
/is fast wheeling into line. The com
missioners have gone to their homes.
He Wants Documentary Evidence
:' to Refute La Moure's Charges.
. Special to the Globe. ;
Bismarck, N. D., Dec. Much to
the surprise of nearly every one here
t(Mlay.cx-Gov. Ordway did not arrive,
but his failure so to do is explained by
a telegram from him to a friend stating
that he lias gone with Mrs. Ordway to
Mount Clemens, Mich., to have her
treated tor a severe attack of neuralgia.
It is believed he will go to Washingtou
for documentary evidence before re
turning to refute the charges made
aeainst him by Senator J.W. La Monre.
The prohibition bill is having a rather
stormy time of. it in the senate, and in
all probability will have to be amended
in several respects before it can pass.
It is made a special order for to-morrow
morning at 10:30. The seed wheat bill,
''authorizing counties to issue bonds or
warrants to supply needy farmers with
wheat, was reported back favoranly by
the committee on agriculture. A bill
was introduced in the house compelling
the use of native North Dakota coal in
all the institutions of the state. The
Minnesota law regulating marriages
and the registration of births has been
passed by the house. Bowen introduced
a bill prohibiting trusts and prescribing
penalties. " ;
A South Dakota Farmer Fatally
Injured While Hunting.
Special to the Globe. i"<:-r<
Sioux Fatxs, S. D., Dec. IC— John
Munsen, a farm hand, was fatally in
jured by the. accidental explosion of his
shotgun on Saturday, while hunting in
Taopl township. No one was near when
the accident occurred. He was found
by a passing farmer. Both barrels of
the shotgun, lying by his side, were ex
ploded. The shot entered just above
tils right temple, causing an exposure
of the brain. Munsen's eye was also
,torn to pieces, while his jaw and right
thumb were lacerated. He is still alive,
l»ut it is. i mystery to the doctor's at
tending him how ' he has managed to
live as'loni; as he has.
f; Drowned His Sorrows.
Special to the GloDe.
-Jaxf.syhj.k, Wis., Dec. 16.— Michael
.1. <'a<ligan, cutter in the shoe factory of
F. M. Marzluft* ft Co., in this . city, com
mitted suicide this afternoon by jump
l ing from the bridge into the river. Cad
-1 I^an had been drinking heavily for
ionic \ve*>!K. ,". . He was unmarried, about
forty years old, and ! probably insane.
He came from Chicago last June. The
both whs recovered.
!! •-> ■-.-_- ■ ■ • l ,
U Montana Jim a Murderer.
Special to i lie Glow- .
I Sioux City. Jo., Dec. 10.— The cor
oner's jury in the*iErwln murder case at
Coving ton returned a verdict of delib
erate and premeditated murder against
James Tooliey. The funeral of joung
Erwin took place this afternoon from
the residence of his aprents in this city,
the Lotly being followed to the grave by
many .of. tho friends of his youuger
Sale of the Uyan Smelter.
Specialto the Globe.
Tacom a, Wash.. Dec. 16.— The im
mense Dennis Ryan smelter, located
here, was sold to-day to Denver and
Tacoma capitalists. The names of the
purchasers are not known, but Presi
dent Oakes, of the Northern Pacific, is
interested. He made it an ultimatum
that $50,000 stock should be taken in
Tacoma, which was done within half an
hour. The purchase price is kept secret,
but it is understood to be several hun
dred thousand dollars. The smeller
will bo completed at once.
For a Starch Factory.
Special to the Globe.
Pkescott, Wis., Dec. 16.— The city
council has given a twenty years' lease
on certain land owned by the city, situ
ated on the upper levee, near the mouth
of Lake St. Croix, to a company com
posed of the following named persons:
J. Freas. A. Struve and J. Brander-
Muelil. The land is to bo used for the
purpose of erecting a starch factory.and
work will be commenced upon it as
soon as possible.
Dealt in Fire- Water.
Special to the Globe.
Little Falls, Dec. 16. — Deputy
United States Marshal E. L. Warren, of
St. Paul, arrived in this city yesterday
with E. A Busha, whom he arrested at
Mille Lacs lake on a charge of haying
illegally supplied the Chippewa Indians
on the reservation, with lire-water. He
took the prisoner to Duluth at once, for
examination before United States Com
missioner J. R. Carey.
A Montana Pioneer Killed.
Special to the Globe.
Bittte, Mont., Dec. 10.— G. O. Hum
phreys, one of the pioneers of Montana
and the man who dag the first prospect
hole in Butte ami laid out Butte town
site in 1864, was killed yesterday after
noon by oeing thrown from -his buggy
near the Northern Pacific track. His
head struck on a rail. Ho was uncon
scious when picked up, and died this
Five Trainmen Badly Hurt.
Special to the Globe. •
Winoxa, Minn., Dec.lC— Engine No.
lon the Winona & Southwestern rail
way was derailed by an open switch at
r Bear Creek, this morning. It struck
two flat cars loaded with steel rails.
The engine was wrecked, and John
. Lavinskey, i Alex Jiskey, Jack Lavin,
Fred Seeboid and Frank Gastonisley
badly hurt. . . ■
All Oppose Prohibition. '
' Special to tlio (JlotML ' . - r . t '■J-'"i "j
; j Jamestown, N. D., Doc. IC— A peti
tion, sinned by. thirty-one business men
of Jamestown, was telegraphed to-day
to Senator Fuller at Bismarck/ The
petitioners asked that the legislature
make the prohibitory law go: into effect
.Jan. 1, 18S9. , There was not a saloon
keeper's signature in the list of names.
.... Self-Murder Is Suspected. -
Special to the Oie.-oe V' V. : \:i . L ..~~ ' '_':. !
Boss Ckeek-, Minn., Dec. 16.— Tke*
■body of Guy Gardner, who had been
missing since Aug. 15, was found this
moniing by a boy hunting: along the
creek two miles : southwest of j nere.
Gardner had been employed on the
farm where lie was found. Suicide is
suspected. '...'■
Dakotans Appeal for Aid.
Chicago, "Dec. 10.— A delegation from
Huron. Dak., visited the ministers of
the city at their- various ministerial
meetings this morning and appealed for
aid for the drought sufferers in that
region. The ministers will bring the
matter before their congregations. •
The Law Must Be Enforced.
Special to the Ololv.
Hukok, S. D., Dee. 16. -The Huron
Enforcement league organized last
night with F. H. Kent, president; 1. B.
Henyan, secretary, and J.J.Manser,
treasurer. The league will prepare
bills to present to the legislature pro
viding for the enforcement of constitu
tional prohibition.
._ ~ . — - . .... ■ ■ ■
He Wants Time.
SBecial to the G>or>c. .
Rkd Win<-, Dec. IC— The motion for
a writ of habeas corpus in the case of .
Harry Hurl, the Salvation Army sol
dier, sentenced to imprisonment here,
was argued before Judge Crosby onSat
day. The judjre took two weeks to pre
pare his decision.
Ho Was Popular.
Special to the Giofce.
Cannon Falls, Dec. IG.~ Justus M.
Swanson, assistant cashier of the Citi
zens' Bank of Gannon Falls, died at
Mourovia, Ca)., last Saturday, aged
twenty-one years. The deceased was
one of the most popular young men of
this place. The remains will be brought
home for burial.
Dedicated to the Most Hicb.
Special to tbc Globe.
Hunox, S. J>., Dec. Rev. A. F.
Randall, Swedish missionary for South
Dakota, dedicated the Swedish Evan
gelical Lutheran church here yester
day. The ceremonies were largely at
tended and very impressive. The
church COSt $3,000. r „
Machine Shop Burned. ..
Special to tfco Globe.
Wixoix.i, Minn., Dee. IG.— T. E.
Felsted s machine shop was destroyed by j
fire to-day. The building was owned
by X: Bohweder. Loss 52,500; insur
ance fl,OOt\ On Felstcd's machinery
the loss is |3,50<J; insurance $2,000.
Fell Into a Well.
Special to the Globe.
Hukox, S. D., Doc. IC— six -year
old son of Frank Sexon, living in the
western part of this of this county, fell
into a dry well Saturday evening, sus
taining injuries that may prove fatal.
His shoulder and one leg is broken and
head badly bruised. -^
Two Mnde One.
Special to :tic Globe.
Pbescott; Wis., Dec. 10.— Iiev. W.
W. Hurd performed a very pleasant
wedding last Tuesday, the contracting
parties being Miss Cora Chamberlain
and Ferdinand Eckstein. .:.•";.•;
Want to Talk.
Special to tiio Globe.
Cannon F.w.r.s. Minn., Dec. 15.—
stock company has been organized here
to build a telephone line to Randofpbj
where connections will no made with
Nortbfield, St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Forccrt to the Wall.
Special to (lie Giob«.
Winoxa, Minn., Dee. 16.— Herman
Ehlcrs, dealer in agricultural machin
ery, assigned to K. D. Grassgrave to
day; 'liabilities 918,090 ; assets 14,000. '
A Brace of Montanans Settle
a Dispute With Bare
One Hundred and Five Rounds
for Blood and
At Least One of the Principals
Will Die of His In
The National League of Base
Ball Players Perfects Or
Special to the Globe,
Butte, Mont., Doc. IC— The longest,
fiercest and most brutal prize fight that
ever took place in Montana was fought
at Crystal-- Springs, six miles west of
here, yesterday afternoon. One of the
principals will die and the other is in a
critical condition. The principals were
Jack Gallagher, a miner, and G. A.
Ward, contractor, of the firm of Althoff
i & Ward. The tight was not for money,
but for blood. Ward was building a
house for Gallagher and a dispute led
to the arrangement for a fizht to a finish.
There were only eighteen witnesses and
London ring rules governed. Neither
man knew much about sparring, but
both were full of
Ward had the best of if at first, and
knocked Gallagher down eighty-two
times in the first ninety-six rounds. In
the sixtieth round Gallagher's arm was
broken, and swelled up to three times
its usual size. He kept on fighting with
one arm, and was knocked down in
each succeeding round. " In the ninety
seventh round Ward struck Gallagher
and knocked him half-way around, but
Gallagher, as he turned, hit Ward under
the chin with a swinging left-hander,,
knocking him senseless. Ward's sec
onds rushed him up in the ninety-eighth
round, but he ' fell to the ground when
his seconds let go of him.
• In each round thereafter Ward was
propped up in a dazed condition by his
seconds, only to be instantly knocked
down by Gallagher, who wanted re
venge. Ward did not even raise his
arms. In the 105 th round Ward was
; again knocked senseless, and thirty-five
1 minutes elapsed before he was restored
to consciousness. The fight was given
to Gallagher. Dr. Johnston says' tor
S night that Ward cannot live. Gallagher
is also in a critical condition. ■•. .
It la Now in Form to Fight. Spal
> Vv" ding and His Cohorts.
I New York, Dec. 16.— The meeting of
i the delegates of the Players' National
league did not begin at 11 o'clock as ex
pected, as the members of the Brook
lyn club were cooped up in a meeting of
that club. The delegates are: New
York, Edward B. Talcott and William
Ewing; Brooklyn. E. F. Linton and John
Montgomery Ward; Boston, Julie Hart
and Daniel Brouthers; Philadelphia,
Judge Vanderslice and George Ward;
Buffalo, M. Shire and John .C.
Rowe; Cleveland. A. L. Johnson
and John Strieker; Pittsburg, A.
Benier and Ed Hanlon; Chicago,
John Addison and Fred Pfeffer.
The meeting of the Brooklyn club was
over at noon and the club was at last
organized. The officers elected were:
President, Mendell Goodwin; vice pres
ident. E. F. Linton; secretary, J. J.
Wallace; treasurer, G. M. Chauncey;
directors, Mendell Goodwin, Linton,
Wallace, Chauncey and John M. Ward.
As soon as th<> result of the Brooklyn
meeting was known the delegates ad
journed to Parlor F, Fifth Avenue hotel,
and after the door was securely locked,
1 President Johnson called the meeting
to order, . and business began immedi
ately. It was 5:30 , before a recess was ;
taken, at d then Secretary John Mont- j
gomery Ward told about ,?Zh
After the credentials were presented
and the minutes read and .adopted the
adoption of the constitution was taken
up. Col. McAlpine, chairman. of the
committee on constitution and by-laws,
made the report. It was discussed and
adopted section by section, with only a
few minor • corrections. The name
agreed upon was "The .Players' Na
tional League of Base Ball Clubs." The
object in organizing was to encourage,
foster and elevate base ball, and to pro
tect the mutual interests of professional
base ball players and clubs, as well as
to establish the base ball championship
of the world. There are quite a num
ber of changes compared with the con
stitution of the National league. The
yearly meetings of the board of direct
ors are to be held on the first Tuesdays
after • the first Mondays in Decem
cer and March, the December meeting to
take place in New York, and the March
meeting elsewhere. The secretary's
salary is to be $3,200 with a bond of *25,
--000. He must be an outsider. New
members must receive a three-quarters
vote, and applications for membership
must be filed sixty days before a meet
ing. - Clubs may be expelled for failure
to sign the constitution or to pay yeaily
dues, $1,500; to pay salaries or visiting
clubs' shares of the receipts; fur de
liberately failing to play a champion
ship game; for selling beer or liquor;
pool selling; open betting; playing
with disqualified clubs; throwing
games; playing on Sunday; for dis
banding the organization, and failure to
comply with obligations and contracts
as a member of the league. There is no
for not complying with the rules. Any
member can be dismissed between one
playing season and another, but no
player can be transferred from one club
to another without a written consent
from him. The league is to be managed
by a central board of directors, which
shall consist of stockholders who are
not players I and players who are not
stockholders. Two members of each
club will form the committee, 'lhe
agreement between clubs lasts for ten
years and was amended by the follow
ing resolution offered by Mr. Addison:
Resolved, That each member of the league
shall guarantee ami positively agree to pay
to each player employed by it the salary
fixed by his contract upon his request, and
that there bo raised a fund of $40.0<K). to be
contributed by the members of this league
equally share and share alike, to be deposited
■with the treasurer of the league as a guaran
tee for the performance by each member of
this league of its contract to pay salaries.
The dues of eneh club, aggregating $12,000
yearly, will r>e used to pay the sala
ries and other .'expenses of the league.
The following officers were elected:
President, Col. E. A. McAlpiu, of New
York; vice president, John Addison, of
NO. 351.
Chicago; secretary and treasurer. F. H r
Brunei J, ot Chicago. There was no op-*
position to the candidates, and they
were elected by acclamation. A com
mittee of live on • playing rules. who
shall also select the playing ball fox
the year 1890, was appointed as fol- 4
lows: 15. F. Hilt, of Philadelphia;
Julian B. Hart, of Boston; William
Ewing, of New fork; John M. Ward,
of Brooklyn; and Fred Pfeffer, or Chi
cago. The schedule committee is to
consist of live members, to be elected by
five of the eight clubs in the league.
The dabs which will be represented oil
this committee ".:'
and are the following: Brooklyn, Chi
cago, Cleveland. Buffalo and Philadel
phia. .The president was empowered to
appoint a committee of throe to attend
to all the local business which may aris»
in the league. The president will be a
member of this committee. Mr. John
son, who is presiding over the convent
tion, stated to-night that ninety-eight
men had already signed in the different;
clubs connected with the new league.
. A considerable portion of to-night's
session was taken up with the discus
sion of the resolution providing for the
raising of a fund of $40,000 to guarantee
the salaries of the players. The reso
lution was finally adopted. Any club
which is expelled from the league, or
leaves to join another league, will for
feit the ' .55,000 which it shall have
paid toward this fund. The con
vention will be continued to-morrow.
An evening paper says: "Chris Yon
der Ahe is here with all his influence t<>
ask for admission for his St. Louis club
to the Players' National league. That
we will get in is certain: In fact, the
whole thing is cut and dried. The
scheme is to admit St. Louis and turn
the PHtsburg players over to Yon der
Ahe, who, in turn, will let Comiskev £&
to Chicago as manager of that team." .
Following is a complete list of the
players who have signed with the Play
ers' National league:
Ewing, iladUiurne.Darlins. Brown, Kilror.
Farrell, Tim Kocfe, Dailey, Doyle, Ed
Crnne, Swett, Fcnner, o\f>ar. Bronth
ers, Mark Baldwin, Connor*. Qninu
Dwyer. Dan Richardson, Kasb. Whit
ney, Hflrdie Richardson. B&siian. Pfeft'er,
Jim O'Rourkc. Barton, Stover, Williamson*
Gore. Kelly. Arlle Latham. Staliory.JUillisauj.
Cross, Jlriiimaij, Duflinton, banders, Fore
m«tn,CuDnixieliaia, Hiisted, Farrar. AI Myers,
Shindie, Mulvcy. Wood, Thompson,' UlemeoU
Delebanty, Faatz. • Strieker, Zimnicr
Siuclifl'e, Snyder, Darby. O'Brien (Clew
laud). Bakery. Grabs. TwUebell, McAJeer.
Radiord. Larkin, McKean, Van Haltrea.
Ryan. Duffy, Ward. O'Connor. Coo* \\.v
hinpr, Pat Murphy (Sew York), Tucker. Bier;
bnuer, Basset, .<=eery and_JlcGea<-hv. Maeki
Clark t Washington), Fctsod, Crock," Georg€
Keefe, Carney. Wise, J. Irwin. While, Hot
becher, Fields, llillcr. Staley. Galvin, Jlani.
Morris, Buckley. Dun lap, Kuehne and llan
lon. •;:";■■"
The followioe are reported to have
sigued two individual contracts: Clem
ents, Delehanty, Miller, Beckiey .in.i
MeKean. Ninety-eight, names ' have,
been signed, which with the five alleged
doubles leaves ninety-three. The fol
lowing who signed an individual con
tract with the Players' league are bow
reported to have, sinned with the Na
tional league: Clement?. Delehantv.
Miller, Beckley. McKean'amt Mulvey;
Following. ar^= those who signed ike
original contract with the players and
then .lumped: Cilasscock, Denny, Boyle,
; Bucltley,- . Busie, Clarkson, bchruvcr,
binith and. ;Glcasdn.- :.-- ' ■: ■
Favorites Generally Oiir/'ooted at
EiJZAr.KTif, N. : J.. Bee. 16.—
in the first race the J favorites got the
: worst of it to-day. R*snlts : : ; -5
First Race— Glenmound •won. Oregon sec
ond. Clay Stocklou.third. time. 1 :11». i ; "
' Second Race— Autumn Leaf f won. :>fartm
Russell second; ■ Sunshine third; 'J^'ra'
- 1:34*4.
Third Race— Sliolorer won. Freedom sec
ond, Redstone third.. . Time, Ir2<». . - .-
Fourth Race— Buckstone won, King MI«
econd, Alva third. Time, 1:19a.4.
Fifth Race— Blue Rock won. Capnlin sec
ond, Trestle third. Time, l.Ots^. . '
Sixth Gloster won, Conlano second,
Bracaban third: Time, 1:32&
First race, six i'm longs (nine)— llairspriris
107; Battersby. 97: Amos, 97; Little Bare
foot. SO; Stanley Sharoe, 110; Brown Char
lie, 110; Puzzle. 04; Iceberg, «j2; Jim
Gates. 02. -
Second race, live furlongs (fifteen}--Bar
nentos. 99; Australiiz, 99; Bonnie I.«d, lOti:
Index, 77: Gypsy, 91; Repartee. 102; Not
Guilty. 102; Squando. 108: --Edward F.OS:
Lorris, 06; Eugene Brodie,9(>; Carrie G,10.">;
Shotover, 11-_';Thatl Rowe, 97: KlrDsione,i>"«.
Third race, five torkmn— 107:
Anomaly, 107: Blue Rock, 107: Mamie «.
*>6: Rainbow, SG; Red Eiw,. 112; Cupid.
112: Alvn, 112; Capulin, 112; Ofalece, 109:
Manola. 10L - '. " v .
Fourth race, seven farioaßs— rreacfj<?k
First, 8">: Souvenir. '109. Glory, 109: hill '
Barnes, 110; Chapman, 110; Eliiabcth, V 2: ■
Elkton. 95. . - . . . '■
Fifth race, mile and sixteenth, {seven)— "
Bell wood, 112; Kins Crab, HO; 6nmaldi
108; Refana, 106; Barrister, 100: Repine,
98: Letretia. 90. . . ' _"
• Sixth race, mile, selling (seven"*— Golden *
Reel, I<>4; Gay Cray. 93;- Ralph Black. *
106; Village Maid 90: Printer, jj7: Zcpt
yrns, 101: Theodosius, 102. s
I Bet on these: First race, Little Barefoot
and Fuzzle; second race, Australitz ei<- •
Squandio: third race. Blue Rock and Capu-
Jin: fourth race, Elizabeth and Etkton':
fifth race. Bell wood and Kiug Crab; sixth
race. Printer and Golden Reel.
Streieker Breaks a Record.
Sax Feaxcisco, Dec. IC— At Hat
borview Park, yesterday, Adolph
Streieker broke the world's record foi
ring target shootine, making 462 points
out of a possible 500, with twenty shots,
twenty-live points each.
FIRE AT Jordan.
A. Disastrous Blaze Sweeps Away
Several Building?.
Special to the Globe.
Jokpax, Minn.. Dec. Shortly
after 12 o'clock last night firo was dis
covered in Peters' barn In the. rear
the city lock-up, and altho'jghjthe alanr
was given at once, the fire could not be
stopped. Tho loss is as follows:
Lazurus Peters' dwelling, saloon, bowl
ing alley, barn and goods amounting to
1^500; insured for $3,000.. G. C. Sell milt,
barn, warehouse and goods, f 1,000; in
sured on warehouse only for $20u
Peterson, the bankrupt, in Knott's
building, removed all goods to the
street, and loss* is considerable, as also
is that of : Morlock, and ' Kodcrig auc
many others. •. -... ,-;>.x:*?}r
Died at Niningcr.
Special to the Globe.
Hastings, Minn., Dec. 16.— -Mrs.
Louisa Poor died at the residence ot
her son, W. W. Poor, in Niningfr, [Sat
urday evening, aged eighty-eigli!; years.
She was the widow of the lato Martin
Poor. She was a resident of Ninlnger
for the past thirty-live years. A son.
Albert V., of Britton, ; S. IX, survives
her. She was also the grandmolhor of
O. 11. Poor, of Ninin&wr. Deceased was
a lady highly esteemed. by all who
knew her, and of a ; kind ami phrasing
disposition. ; She leaves a wide circle of
friends behind her. The. funeral took '
place from the house this attornoon at
1 o'clock.
Decapitated by a Freight <';tr.
Special to the Ciobe.' •'£ ' : ■
BUTTE, Mont. Dec. lC.—Georiro Jack
son, a brakeman on the Montana Union ,
railway, was killed at noon to-day while
switching at Silver Bow Junction. A i
freight train was passing and a pro
jecting car of , iron struck him on ths
head. He died within an hour. .„-,«

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