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VOL. XII. &■-■
Kenyon, of the Burlington,
Speaks Very Pointedly to
Railroad Officials.
He Pertinently Sizes Up the
Difficulties of St. Paul-
Chicago Lines.
A Plan Which Would End All
Strife and Whoop Up
Cheap Rates in the End, He
Says, Would Be Disastrous
to the Public.
There is as yet no sign of a readjust
ment of local rates, and passenger traffic
between St. Paul and Chicago is run
ning very heavy, lt looks as- if the in
habitants of St. Paul and those of Chi
cago were determined to take advantage
of the cheap rates. All the roads charg
ing* a 53 first class rate have, the
past four nights, filled their regular
trains with passengers, but while the
reduced tariff is good for the traveling
public, it is playing havoc with the ex
chequer of those lines which do a big
local traffic—the Omaha, the Milwaukee
and the Albeit Lea route. The Bur
lington and the Kansas City largely de
pend upon their "through business,"
and, as a consequence, they will not
suffer so much from the reduced
tariff as the other roads mentioned.
Humors were again alioat yesterday that
the Omaha road was going to shorten
the time taken for the journey between
St. Paul and Chicago to twelve liours.
Supposing that such a step was de
cided upon, it is difficult to conceive
how it will effect or remedy the present
rate war. The Milwaukee, with Its
mail train, is at present doing the jour
ney in twelve hours, and the Burling
ton has demonstrated that in can cover
the distance between the two cities
in eleven hours. The only line to be
left in the rear would be the Wisconsin,
it being handicapped by the extreme
length of its road. Some other remedy
must be adopted to bring the
various roads to time, or lead
them to seek a satisfactory set
tlement of the present troubles.
Willi a view of ascertaining how
or by what means the passenger war
could be adjusted, a Globe reporter
yesterday called upon Passenger Agent
Kenyon, of the Burlington. Mr. Ken
yon greeted the reporter in his usual
courteous style, and the following ques
tion was at once thrown at him:
"What, in your opinion, is the solu
tion of the present passenger war in the
Mr. Kenyon was not slow in making a
reply. He said:
"The solution of the trouble is a sim
ple one, and it is a matter of surprise
that the remedy was not applied long
since to correct the evils that have ex
isted in passenger affairs for the last
three or four years, particularly in this
section of the country. As you are
probably well aware, there is not suffi
cient traffic between the Northwest
and eastern points when divided up
among the six lines to give any
two of them more than a fair
profit on the investment of capital in
new and expensive equipment,, the
maintenance of way to enable fast time
to be made and the demands of travelers
who desire that they shall receive as
good service in the West as is offered in
otlier sections of the country. For many
years the Milwaukee and Northwestern
were the only lines penetrating this re
gion, and of course during that time,
while tne travel was not so heavy as it
is now. it was sufficiently large to re
munerate them. These roads appar
ently do not realize that there are
younger lines in the field solicit
ing the patronage of the public
and eager to offer the same, if not su
perior train facilities, and that they are
entitled to a fair share of the traffic. We
will never have peace until a division
of the business is agreed upon, not a
pool, mind you, for that is prohibited by
law, but an agreement by which each
line is assigned a certain percentage of
the business, and when this is done
everything will be serene."
"Have you made any proposition
looking toward a division of the busi
"Oh, yes. We have on some occasions
of late offered a plan for consideration
by the other lines, but the course was
so novel in these times—the preserva
tion of revenue—that we were accused
of joking, and we have not been able to
convince them that we were in sober
earnest. Perhaps when they count the
cost of this 'cruel war,' which was not
of our seeking, wiser council will pre
vail, and they will he brought to seethe
error of their ways."
"In what manner will the public be
benefited by a maintenance of rates?
They enjoy and take advantage of these
periodical wars that you gentlemen
wage upon one another."
"Of course they do; but there is no
money in a *?*} rate for 400 miles travel,
and the roads will have to retrench.
The regular rates are not too high for
the service performed. If a lower rate
must prevail the accommodations will
from time to time deteriorate, lt is not
reasonable to suppose that the com
panies will carry on a losing business.
There will be fewer trains and every
precaution taken to" reduce the
cost of the service to a minimum.
If dollar silks were put on the market
at twenty-five cents, how long do you
think it would be before a little cotton
was worked in and after a while the silk
entirely disappear?"
"Will a dollar fare to Cliicago be
reached soon?"
"1 cannot say. We have done no
heavy fighting as yet. We have only
met the enemy's charge. The fact that
it takes ten days to raise inter-state
rates will deter the fighters from resort
ing to this last expedient."
"How is your business, Mr. Kenyon,
on the low rate*-'. I
"Very good. It has stimulated travel,
but the"reaction will set in soon, and 1
am afraid the early summer business
will be greatly injured."
"I suppose no line would admit that
it was licked, and call a meeting?"
"A general will never sacrifice his
men, and will surrender when there is
no longer hope of victory. We will at
tend any meeting, or, if the other lines
are too "modest, would ourselves call a
meeting If there was a possibility of
agreement at this time, and we are not
licked by any means; but we love peace
better than war,"
May Aid the Road.
Ottawa, Out., May 22—It is under
stood that the government has decided
to give substantial aid to the Hudson's
Bay railway. The Manitoba members
havebeen urging this course for some
time past.
Daily ST PAUL Globe.
Tickets, Chicago to New York,
Sold for $11. v
Chicago, May 22.— An evening paper
says: Chicago eastbound lines are on
the verge of an upheaval which prom
ises to dwarf the passenger rate war of
the Western lines. The cause can be
traced to the complete failure of the
Eastern lines to stop commission pay
ing. These commissions have been
growing to such proportions that scalp
ers have taken advantage of them to
cut the rate to New York. Several
scalpers have been making a $10,
and in some cases a $15, rate
to New York, over a route made
up by the Baltimore & Ohio, Nickel
Plate and the Delaware, Lackawanna
& Western. This moruing a reporter
found tickets on sale by a notorious
scalper at $11 first-class Chicago to New
York. The route was over the Niagara
Falls Short Line and West Shore. The
scalper was willing to sell one ticket or
a hundred, and guaranteed them to be
good at any time. In other words, they
were first-class unlimited tickets. The
other lines cannot stand such competi
tion as this and several of them are con
templating a reduction to at least $16,
except on their limited vestibuled trains.
Trouble is certain to follow the contin
uance of this rate.
General Manager Mohler has issued a cir
cular announcing the opening, on June 1.
of a branch of the Great Northern, from
Allen, Mont., to Monarch. Mont., a distance
of 425 miles, to be known as the ->eih_rt &
Barker extension.
X. M. Pearce, of the Omaha freight depart
ment, is improving from his late illness.
General Passenger Agent Busenbark, of
the Kansas City, was in tne city yesterday.
->o- ■
Their Land Grants at Ensenada
Li-able to Forfeiture.
Sax Fraxcisco, May 22.-The
Chronicle's special from Los Angeles
gives interviews with a number of
prominent citizens on the alleged; fili- :
blistering scheme which was exposed
yesterday. C. A. Deloy, a resident of
Ensenada, stated: The expose will
create intense excitement on the penin
sula, and in my opinion will result in
President Diaz demanding an explana
tion from, the state department and
probably a demand from the Mexican
government that the conspirators be
punished. Mr. Deloy also said
that the exposure will result in
serious darag) to the interests of
Americans m tic peninsula, but that
the worst suuerers will be the English
stockholders In the Mexican Land and
Colonization company, and he thinks
that the large grant which the company
now holds from the Mexican govern
ment will be declared forfeited and the
company's property atEnsenada.Alamo
and other places will be confiscated. He
also expressed an opinion that as soon
as the news reaches Ensenada the com
pany's officers there will be arrested.
a. K. Koney. the Mexican consul gen
eral in San Francisco, says on the sub
ject of the Lower California fili
busters: "There is no fear of
the filibusters attaining their object,
either by peaceful or warlike means. I
do not believe that the cordial feelings
existing between the United States and
Mexico, promoted largely through the
efforts and by the wisdom of President
Diaz, can in any way be interfered
with through the efforts of half a dozen
adventurers whose sole object is to
make lhoney while their dupes suffer."
They Are Off for a Trip to Europe.
New Yokk, May 22.— and Mrs.
Walter Damrosch were passengers by
the steamship Columbia, which sailed
to-day for Hamburg. Mrs. Damrosch,
nee Margaret Blame, looked extremely
happy and bore herself in the midst of
the crowd of her friends who had as
sembled on the dock with graceful and
winning dignity. The orchestral band
of the Metropolitan opera house saluted
the young couple, and played the wed
ding march from "Tannhauser," as they
boarded the steamer. They will spend
the honeymoon in Europe. Andrew
Carnegie and family are also passengers
by the Columbia, and will, it is under-,
stood, be constant companions of Mr.
and Mrs. Damrosch iv their travels
abroad. RS-HR
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Don't Care to Strike.
Buffalo, N. V., May 22.-It is
learned that the action of the Rochester
convention of railroad conductors in
eliminating the anti-strike clause from
the constitution of the order of railway
conductors is likely to disintegrate that
organization. The Hoboken division
division has surrendered its charter and
the New Haven division withdrew its
delegate. An Eastern delegate is quoted
as saving that the action of the conven
tion would certainly result in the with
drawal of a large majority, if not all of
the New England, New Jersey and
Pennsylvania divisions from the order
and the formation of a new organization
ou a strictly non-striking basis.
Mrs. Flack's Divorce Suit.
New York, May 22.— genuine
divorce suit of Mrs. Mary Flack against
ex-Sheriff Flack was tried to-day in the
supreme court, special term, - before
Judge Beach. Mrs. Flack was ill and
did not appear in court. The fact of
marriage was proved; also the fact of
Flack's adultery.. The defense pro
duced no testimony and the court re
served its decision, the only point in
doubt being the proper amount of ali
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Fiske May Be Generous.
New York, May 22.— Referring to
the effect or the recent decision of the
United States supreme court against
the Cornell university in the big Fiske-
McGraw will case, the Sun this morn
ing says that, having now gained his
points in the courts, Prof. Fiske is like
ly to carry out the spirit of his wife's
will, and will probably present to the
university a large sum of money. The
professor, who is now in Italy, will re
turn home in a short time.
Roloson Is Dead.
Br.ooKi.YX, May John W. Rolo
son, night manpger of the Postal Tel
egraph company's main office in New
York, died this afternoon, in Seney
hospital, from injuries he received sev
eral days ago in a collision with a
butcher wagon while riding a bicycle.
Roloson was an expert . operator, and
took several prizes in fast sending tour
Muzzled a Priest.
Joliet, 111.. May 22.— Father McCann,
the missionary priest who recently
made a bitter attack on the public
schools here, has been forbidden to
speak on that subject in the future.
The order meets the hearty approval of
the Catholics here, most of whom did
not indorse his utterances at the time,
Jehu Baker Better. '
St. Louis, May 22.— Ex : Congrej5m3,a
Jehu Baker's condition is greatly im
proved this afternoon, and his physi
cians state that he is beyond all danger
of serious result of his recent relapse,
The House Judiciary Commit
tee Will Report Favorably
On Woman Suffrage.
Mr. Dunnell Gets Through a
Bill Aimed at Census
The Senate Will Prepare a
Substitute for the Mc-
Kinley Bill.
Discussion of the Silver Bill
Is Resumed by the Sen

Washixgtox, May 22.— For the first
time in the history of the house judic
iary committee a majority of the mem
bers to-day agreed to a favorable report
upon a joint resolution (introduced by
Representative Baker, of New York,)
providing for a constitutional amend
ment to grant the right of suffrage to
women. Twice before a minority of
the committee has reported favorably
on similar propositions, and one of
these was drawn by the present speaker
—Mr. Read— but a majority could not
be induced to take favorable action.
_ "—— — .
Dunnell Puts Through a Penalty"
Census Bill.
WasiiiNgtox, May 22.— 1n the house
to-day Mr. Dunnell, of Minnesota, from
the toaimt.ee on census, reported a
bill amednatory of the census act.
Passed. It prescribes a penalty upon
any supervisor or enumerator who shall
receive, or any person who shall pay
any fee or consideration to compensa
tion of such supervisor or enumerator.
A bill was passed appropriating $90,000
to supply a deficiency in the appropria
tion for public printing and binding.
The house then went into committee of
the whole (Mr. Burrows, of Michi
gan, in the chair) on the river and
harbor bill. Mr. Henderson, of Illinois,
chairman of the committee on river
and harbors, explained the provisions of
the bill, stating that it appropriated
§20,932,000, based upon estimates aggre
gating $39,000,000. He believed that
there was no money that went out of
the treasury that was so much in the in
terest of the people of the country as
the money expended in the improve
ment of rivers and harbors. Mr. Blanch
ard, of Louisiana, said the fact that a
great and disastrous flood had recently
occurred in the lower valley of the Mis
sissippi river was a sufficient excuse, if
excuse were needed, for calling the at
tention of the house to the requirements
of that stream.
The great river had a way of periodi
cally overflowing its banks to the great
destruction of human life, and it was
time that congress should be wak
ing up to the fact that something
should be done to harness its waters.
The waters that flooded Louisiana came
down from New York and all states
north of the Missouri river. He found
explicit authority in the constitution
justifying congress in restraining flood
waters. The late flood had demonstrated
not that the levee system was a failure,
but that an adequate system of levees
would prevent flood. When the post
route of the Mississippi river was de
stroyed, it was plain that the general
government had authority to erect
works to protect that post route. Under
the general welfare clause also the gov
ernment had a right to restrain the flood
waters of the great river. Mr. Catch
ings, of Mississippi, urged that
the improvement of the river
would furnish * greater relief
to the Western farmers than
anything else that congress could do.
He' defended the levee system. Mr.
Wheeler, of Alabama, advocated the
appropriation of $500,000 for the im
provement of the Tennessee river. Mr.
Kerr, of lowa, attacked the bill, which
was defended by Mr. Grosvenor, of Ohio.
Mr. Boatner, of Louisiana, spoke in
favor of an amendment which he said
he would offer, if opportunity were pre
sented, to strike out the clause provid
ing that none of the appropriations for
the Mississippi shall be extended to re
pair or build levees for the purpose of
reclaiming lands or preventing injury
to lands or private property by over
flows. The committee then rose. Mr.
Quinn, of New York, introduced a bill
reducing to one cent an ounce, or a frac
tion thereof, the postage on drop let
ters iv cities of 100,000 inhabitants or
over. The house then, at 5:20, ad
journed. |Bm
To Be Reported for the McKinley
Washixgtox, May 22.— 1t is the pres
ent intention of members of the senate
finance committee to report a substi
tute for the McKinley tariff bill when
their consideration of that measure shall
have been completed. This course is
deemed to be better than to report the
bill as it came from the house, with
amendments. For, when it goes into
conference, there will be but one ques
tion to settle, instead of a myriad of dif
ferences upon points in detail. This was
the course pursued with the tariff bill of
ISB3, and it was found to result in a sav
ing of time. The finance committee
will endeavor to maintain, its determin
ation not to give oral hearings to any
interested parties; but it was reported
to-day that importers of several cities to
the number of 2,000 would come to
Washington next week demanding to
be heard. If any such number, or even
a much smaller one, appears in a body,
it is probable that the committee will
open its doors to the representatives.
Continuation of the Discussion of
. . the Argentiferous.
Washixgtox, May 22.— the sen
ate to-day the credentials of Calvin S.
Brice, as senator from Ohio tor six
years, commencing March 4, 1891, were
presented by Mr. Payne, read and
placed on file. The silver bill was then
taken up, and Mr. Daniel addressed the
senate in favor of silver currency. The
financial system of the couutry, he
said, was in: disarray. It compre
hended taxation, currency and debt.
Separately and collectively they were
out of joint. The currency was in
sufficient in volume to maintain prices,
and was irresponsive to laws of trade.
Taxation was excessive— a worse than
useless burden, and the public debt had
been put in such anomalous relations to
the laws that the government appeared
on both sides of the sales counter in the
most contradictory position. He ridi
culed the suggestion that in the event
of free coinage the United, States would
be flooded with sliver. The secretary
of tti- treasury stated in his report thai
there was no known accumulation of
silver bullion . anywhere in the world,
and certainly there was no such annual
production as to cause any fear. He
spoke of the demonetization act of 1573
as having been smuggled through con
gress , and signed by the presideut
ignorantly. Mr. Sherman denied
this last statement and said, the
act of 1873 .had been disci .
in congress for two years )
largely distributed throughout \
country. Mr. Daniel still claimed V
the demonetization in 1873 was a mat
unknown to congress and to the cor
try. Mr. Stewart (then, as now, a me;
ber of the senate) supported the sta'
ment, saying: •'lt was not stated in t*
discussion that there was any inclin
tion to leave out the silver dollar.". Th
silver bill was laid aside without actio: .
and the navy appropriation bill wa->
taken up. The amendments re
ported by the committee striking
out an appropriation of $50,000 for re
pairs to the dry dock at the Boston
navy yard, aud the same amount for re
constructing buildings at the Ports
mouth navy yard were debated at some
length. During the discussion Mr. Gor
man criticised the system of using navy
yaras for public purposes instead of
having the work done in private shops,
and Mr. Hawley reolied in defense of
the navy department.' The bill went
over without action. A vote on the con
ference report on the Cedar Rapids
building bill was reconsidered and the
bill again sent to the conference. After
a brief secret session, the senate, at 5:50,
A Bill to Prevent Its Use in Ad
vertising. 7. : s*-.
Washington, May 22.— Judge Thomp
son, of Ohio, from the house committee
on the judiciary, to whom was referred
the bill to prevent the desecration of the
United States flag, to-day reported as
follows: "The flag of our country; is
the symbol of our national existence,
power and sovereignty. It is the em
blem of freedom and equality and
representative of the glory .of
the American name. It is a reminder
of American fortitude, courage, and
heroism, and of the suffering and sacri
fices on land and sea, which have been
endured for its. preservation, and for
the preservation of the country it rep
resents. It is the shield and protection
of the citizen at home and abroad, and
should be honored and reverenced by.
every Amdncan who is a lover of his
country. It should be held a thing sa
cred, and to deface, disfigure, or prosti
tute it to the purposes of advertising
should be held to be a crime against the;
nation, and be punished as such. We
therefore favor the proposition of the
accompanying bill, but offer in lieu
thereof the following substitute and
recommend its passage:
Be it enacted by the senate and house of
representatives of the United. States, in con
gress assembled, that any person or persons
who shall use the national Hag, either by
printing, painting or affixing on said flag,'
or otherwise attaching' to the same,' any ad
vertisement for public . display or private
gain, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, . and
on conviction - thereof in the district court
of the United States, shall be fined in any
sum not exceeding SSO, or imprisoned not
less than thirty days, or both, at the discre
tion of the court.
Important Proposed Amendment!
to the Inter-State Law.
Washington, May 22.— Mr. Dawes :
introduced in the senate to-day a pro- ,
posed amendment to the inter-state •
commerce law, to add the following
clause: S-__P
Provided, however, that agreements to
apportion the carriage of competitive traffic
for the purpose of enabling each competing
line to carry a reasonable share of such
traffic may be entered into by common car- .
riers, subject to the provisions of this act
aud shall be lawful between parties thereto,
but this provisions shall not be construed
to relieve such common carriers from other
provision of the aci. nor to effect the juris
diction and authority of the commission aud
the courts conferred by this act. nor to per
mit the diversion of traffic routed or con
signed by a shipper over auy specified line.
A copy of every such agreement shall be
forthwith filed with the interstate commerce
commission, which shall have power to mod
ify or annul the same after a - hearing upon »
notice to the parties, if the resuits of its oper
ations are found to be In contravention of
any of the provisions of this act, ;, '
Census Questions Seem to
Abridge Them.
Washington, May 22.—Representa
tive McAdoo, of New Jersey, to-day
presented in the house a preamble and
resolution in relation to questions to be
asked by census enumerators. They
are as follows:
Whereas, Complaint is being made by citi
zens of the alleged inquisitorial character of
the census questions, which questions are
declared to be incompatible with the rights
of free men, and an unwarranted aud un
constitutional exercise ot power by the fed
eral government; therefore, be
Resolved, That the committee on the elev
enth census be and it is hereby directed to
make inquiry into the questions proposed to
be asked of citizens by the census bureau or
its agents, and to report, if found necessary, .
a measure looking to the proper restriction
of the same. "
Another Revenue Steamer Sent to
H-jM Behring's Sea.
Washington, May 22.— The sailing
orders of the revenue steamer Push,
now at San Francisco, were issued by
the secretary of the treasury. to-day. _
They are similar to those issued yester
day to the commander of the revenue
steamer Bear, so far as relates to the '
Behring sea fisheries. The Rush will,
however, proceed direct to the fishing
grounds, and will be there* advance*
of the Bear, which will first cruise to
the Arctic ocean with supplies for the
refuge station established last year at
Point Barrow, and also distribute the
gifts awarded by congress to the natives
of that country for assistance rendered
in previous years to American vessels
iv distress.
Reciprocal Copyright Bill.
Washington, May 22.— house
committee on patents has ordered a fav
orable report on a bill introduced by
Representative Simonds, of Connecti
cut, which is identical with the interna
tional copyright bill, already acted up
on adversely by the house, with the
addition of a new section, which pro
vides that it. shall be' in effect only"
where reciprocal advantages are grant
ed by foreign countries to '_. American"
authors. .
;.-;. Now, What's Up?
Washixgtox, May 22.— call has
been issued for a meeting of the execu
tive committee of the Republican Na
tional committee in Washington May 29.
New Dakota Postmaster.
Washixgtox, May 22.— ,: presi
dent sent to the senate to-day the fol
lowing nomination: Postmaster, South
Dakota, Robert Dott, Alexandria. .'".
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Swedish Methodists. 7"
Obtoxville, Minn., May 22.— A con
ference for the St. Paul district, \S wed-';
ish Methodists, is in session here,- with
a large attendance. :
Forger- Shellenberger Acts
. Like a Maniac When
In Court.
He Greets the Reading: of In
;| dictments With Groans
and Sobs-
is Rascality and Deceit of a
Most Unpardonably- Vi
cious Character.
When Sentence Is Pronounced
He Falls to the Floor
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• DoylestoW'X, Pa., May Attorney
Shellenberger was sentenced to-day.
There were seventeen bills of indict
ment against the prisoner, covering the
crimes of forgery and embezzlement?
The ordeal of entering the court room
proved too much for the once popular
and talented lawyer, who as district
attorney of Bucks county had made his
brilliant reputatiou at the bar of this
very court. As he entered the dock he
shrank f rom . the gaze of his for
mer friends, and kept his head
bowed. Congressman Robert Yard
ley, who came from . Washington to
assist in his defense, sat at one of the
tables. As the bills of indictment were
read loud groans and sobs came from
Shellenberger. His counsel entered the
plea of guilty in each case. Shellen
berger acted at times like a madman,
He opened his handkerchief and threw
it over his head, rubbing his head and
face with it, and nervously shook the
railing of the dock with his hand and
foot. Eventually he leaned his head
• forward on the rail and buried
•it.7 in his arms, rocking him-,
j self : on*.. the seat like a person
! suffering from acute pain. Atone time
Shellenberger groaned so loud and
sobbed with such anguish that the
judge, in a nervous sort of way, told
the district attorney to hasten his work
and get it over. After all the indict
ments were read and a plea of guilty
entered in each case, witnesses were
called to show the character and extent
of Shellenberger's rascalities. Several
witnesses testified, and as testimo
ny was brought - out bearing
upon the most aggravated and
: unpardonable cases of rascality and
; deceit. Snellenberger rocked himself
violently in the dock, tossed his head,
moved his hands about like a wild man
and cried aloud. Judge Harmon Yerks,
[an old-time personal acquaintance and
a professional and political associate of
the prisoner tor' many years, pro
nounced the sentence of the court- It
i was anticipated that he would give
Shellenberger a heavy sentence, but
nothing like he gave him was looked
for. Judge Yerks drew himself
up and addressed the prisoner in
a low husky voice, in which there
seemed a slight tremor of emotion.
Shellenberger never raised^ his head,
but went on groaning and weeping vio
lently. Finally the words dropped from
the judge's lips: "Twenty-two years at
solitary confinement with hard labor."
Shellenberger gave a groan, of
anguish and almost sank to the
floor. The scene caused quite
a commotion. The blow seemed to
stun the prisoner. It was necessary to
partly carry him from the court room.
The sentence was discussed by the
farmers and the' people in Doyles
town on every side. Nothing like it
was ever heard in Bucks county. While
pity seemed to have been awakened in
some quarters by the prisoner's exhibi
tion of anguish in the court room, the
general run of old farmers, re-.
, fleeted upon what Shellenberger had
been doing for years, seemed to think
that it was just.
Crooked Transactions of a Boston
Bostox, May 22.— Clarence F. Jewett,
president of the C. F. Jewett Publish
ing company, has disappeared, and
crooked transactions in the matter of
ah overissue of stock in the neighbor
hood of $75,000 have come to light.
Dana Estes, of Estes & Lauriat. pub
lishers, is treasurer of the com
pany, and owned 375 shares of
the company, lt is reported that
more than twice the amount held
by Mr. Jewett have been sold by him to
various parties in blocks of ten or
twelve shares, for from $900 to $1,100,
and his alleged victims assert that it
has been his custom to make out these
shares as occasion required, and that he
signed his own name and that of Mr.
Estes thereto, lt seems the suspicions
of Estes and Lauriat were aroused two
weeks ago by frequent sales of stock by
Jewett, and when they made inquiries
Mr. Jewett left town "for a few
days." -He has not returned, and
his" wife and son. have also
left their elegant Brooklyn resi
dence. Steps are being taken to get at
the exact condition of affairs. Jewett
came here from Claremont, N. 11.,- at'
the time the firm of Joseph R. Osgood
6 Co. went out of business over two
years ago. He was employed by thai
house. Then he interested Messrs.
Estes and Lauriat in his publishing
scheme and induced them to invest in
it. The firm did a general publishing
business, kept books of *- merit and se
cured their sales. Mr. Estes declines to
talk. B__B
Miraculous Escape ofthe Steamer
Fremona. 7 ■-• 7
7 Montreal. May 22.— The steamer
Fremona, from Newcastle, which ar
rived here yesterday, had a very start
ling experience with the ice about 150
miles on the ot,'ier side of Cape Ray.
The vessel was steaming slowly through
a dense fog Wednesday last when she
got right in the midst of a pack of * ice, 7
■ which was drifting southward with: the
Arctic current. After the ; steamer had
been pounding about in the ice for some
liours" the fog : lifted and showed the
vessel to be in a dangerous position.
All around her were heavy hummocks
of ice, 150 feet - deep in the water, and
showing about a foot above the surface.
Gradually ' nearing the steamer ; and
crushing the smaller pieces of ice in
their wav were a number of huge ice
b&rgs.'.'l'he captain and . chief officer
, climbed to the masthead and found that
'. the ice extended on all' sides as far as
the : eye could see. There were hun
dreds of seals on the ice, some of them
being close to the vessel. Two liours
were spent in turning the steamer, and
she was then headed southward and was
worked out of '- the ice. Owing to the
movement of such a large mass of ice
southward it is feared that navigation
will be seriously interfered with.
A Prominent Californian Ends
His Existence.
Sax Fkaxcisco, May 22.— body
of a man, apparently fifty-five years of
age, was found floating in the bay yes
terday afternoon, his skull crushed
and several cuts about the head. The
remains were identified as those of
Charles Kent," at one time the sheriff of
Nevada county, and later, state senator
from the same county. Busi
ness reverses caused Kent to be
come despondent and his , friends
state he several times announced his in
tention to commit suicide. 7 He came to
San Francisco last week, and Monday
attempted to jump from a ferry boat
into the bay, but was prevented. It is
believed he afterwards succeeded in
his purpose, and that his injuries to the
head were caused by the wheels of the
ferry boat, although the theory of mur
der at first prevailed. His daughtar is
the wife of ex-United Slates Marshal
Marcellus, who identified the remains
this afternoon.
A Kentucky Bully Kills a Help
less Cripple.
Cateettsrurg, Ky., May 22.—
vices just received from the south of
Pigeon river, West Virginia, give de
tails of a most atrocious murder which
occurred there last Saturday. Jim
Brewer shot and killed Ike Brewer Jr.
in the storehouse of E. W. Walker. The
shooting was caused by the reopening
of an old feud. Ike Brewer Jr. was sit
ting in the store. Jim came in, and,witli
ou ta word of warning,struck Ike a blow
with his Winchester rifle, across the
neck, breaking it. After the already
dying man fell to the floor. Brewer put
the muzzle of the rifle to his chin and
fired, scattering the unfortunate man's
brains in every direction. Brewer was
arrested and is now confined in the
Logan county jail. Jim Brewer has
gained considerable notoriety by being
the leading character in the killing of
the Baisden brothers, three or four
weeks ago. Ike Brewer Jr. was a crip
ple, being minus one leg.
Wreck of the Ohio.
Cheboygan, Mich., May 22.— The
Leviathan reached here last evening
from the scene of the wrecks at Mud
lake. James Archer, the diver, made
an examination of the Ohio, and says
she is in thirty-eight feet of water, with
her pilot house awash. She was struck
on the port bow, and is cut through to
the hatch, from the rail to the turn of
the bilge, making a hole large enough
to drive a horse through. She will not
interfere with the passage of craft. She
will be raised. The owners have aban
doned her to the underwriters. Insur
ance, ?51,000. "' -"••-= "'•• -''--••■■
Shot Through the Head.
Hami-tox, Ya., May 22.— Frank Man
ning and James Tye, enlisted men at
Fortress, Monroe, had a difficulty at
Mill Creek, and on their return to the
fort, while Tye was sitting in his room,
preoaring for target practice. Manning
came to the aoor, rifle in hand, and
shot him through the head, causing in
stant death.
A Barge Sunk.
Port Huron, Mich.. May 22.— un
known steamer ran into and sunk the
barge O. J. Hale this morning two miles
off Port Stanley. The crew ot the Hale
barely had time to get into the yawl.
There is fifteen feet of water above the
decks of the sunken vessel, which is
loaded with coal.
Down Went McGinty.
Nashua, N. H., May 22.— At 3a. m.
to-day Robbins' circus train en route to
Epping, where it was to show to-day,
was wrecked near the junction of the
Nashua & Rochester and Boston &
Lowell roads. One car full of carriages
jumped the track and the rest of the
train piled up in a total wreck. The
loss to Robbins will be heavy. The
track is now being cleared.
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He Is Warmly Received by His ;
m___ Constituents.
Guthrie, Ind. Ter., May 22.— ;
Steele, Oklahoma's first governor, ar
rived here at 4 o'clock this afternoon.
He was met at Arkansas City by a re
ception committee composed of delega
tions from all the principal cities in the
new territory. The train," which was
beautifully decorated with drap
ery of the national colors, on its
arrival, was greeted with a salute of
cannon and musketry by a detachment
of the United States troops stationed
here. The crowd at the station was
enormous, being composed of most of
Guthrie's population and hundreds of
visitors. As the governor stepped from
the train an address of welcome was
read. Dr. Steele replied in a short
speech. The governor was then driven
to his hotel, where he was tendered a
reception in the evening.
Enforcing the Law*.
Dcs Moixes, lowa, May 22.— Mayor
Campbell has inaugurated a vigorous
campaign for the enforcement of the
prohibitory law. Twelve "joint keep
ers" were arraigned in the police court
yesterday and will be tried next week.
A large number of additional arrests
were made. The •'original package"
houses, all of which are doing a rush
ing business, will not be disturbed.
Unseated a Democrat.
Trextox, N. J., May 22.— The senate
to-night unseated Senator McDonald, of
Hudson county, Democrat, whose seat
was contested by W. S. Stuhr, Fusion
candidate. This is the result of a long
and exciting investigation of the elec
tion in Hudson county.
Lottery Men Lead.
New York, ;' May 22,— The Times-
New Orleans special says that the anti
lottery men mustered thirty-eight votes
and the pro-lottery men fifty-three votes
on an outside question in the house last
night, which was accepted as a prelimi
-, nary test vote. This • shows that ". the
antis will have a strong minority at
least. ■-
' In Tertiary Fossil Beds.
; Prixcetox, N. J., May 22.— A scien
tific expedition similar to those of pre
vious years go out from Princeton
this summer with Prof. Scott 'to collect
specimens and work in the tertiary
fossil beds of the South Fork and White
river basins -■*■ in "■ northwestern . Ne
raska and southern Dakota. The party
will spend oyer a month in the field.
A Young Dakota Physician
Loses His Sight in Han
dling Vitriol.
An Ashland Man Claims to
Have Been Robbed on
a Train.
Twenty Persons Reported In
jured in a Wisconsin
An lowa Judge Ignores the
Supreme Court on "Orig
inal Packages."
Special to the Globe.
. Grand Forks, N. D., May 22.— Dr.
R. G. Montgomery, a promising young
physician of Forrest River, had the
sight of both eyes destroyed to-day
while handling vitrol with a syringe.
In some manner a portion of the poison
was thrown into his eyes. He was
brought here this evening in hopes that
something might be done to restore the
sight, but it is feared he will not be
able to see again.
An Ashland Man Drugged and
His Pockets Rifled.
Special to the Globe.
Ashland, May 22.— Elliott, mas
ter mechanic and builder of the Lake
Shore ore docks, was drugged and
robbed on the train between St. Paul
and Ashland. On his arrival here he
wandered on the streets in a dazed con
dition. An officer, thinking him a com
mon drunk, run him in this morning.
Before the municipal court he told the
following story: "I entered a saloon
in St. Paul near the Omaha depot just
previous to boarding the train, and
pulled out a roll of bills to pay for a
drink. 1 was followed into the train by
a man who was in the saloon engaged
in conversation. He offered me a drink
from a flask and I accepted. This is the
last thing I know. This morning I find
I have been robbed of $350 and a gold
watch and chain."
Rumor of a reck. on the Wis
consin Central.
(special to the Globe.
Ashland, Wis., May 22.— A report
has just come in of a bad wreck which
occurred on the Portage branch of the
Wisconsin Central near Plover this
afternoon. It is said that about twenty
passengers were injured. ,
He Declares That .Supreme Court
'•''/.: Decisions Do Not Go.
Nevada, 10., May 22.— Judge Hind
man, of the district court, in his charge
to the grand jury at the opening of
court yesterday, took the ground that
notwithstanding the recent decision of
the United States supreme court, no
! person has a right in this state to keep
a place for the sale of intoxicating
liquors of any kind, either in original
packages or otherwise, and that it was
the sworn duty of the jurors to report
to the court by indictment any person
charged with the keeping of any such
place without regard as to where such
liquors came from. Ile maintained
that interstate commerce has nothing
to do with the question and that the
keepiue ot a place forthe sale of liquors
is a nuisance, no matter how they are
dealt out. ___f__i
Body of an Old Man Found in His
Special to the Globe.
Butte, Mont., May 22.— Undertaker
Sherman reached here this morning
with the body of a man found dead near
Feelys' station. The body bears every
appearance of a man having been
beaten to death. The face and head
aie a mass of bruises, and the knees are
broken and frightfully swollen. The
body is that of John Dempsey, and
was found- in his hut near Feelys'
station yesterday. The old man was
stretched face downward upon a straw
mattress in the middle of the floor. Ac
cording to appearances he had been
dead several days. The eyes were gone
and the body gave evidences of disin
tegration. Dempsey was an old and un
offensive man, working on a placer
claim and had no money and no enemies
so far as known. Many who have
examined the body do not believe that
there has been foul play, but the
blotches in the face have been caused
by erysipelas. Coroner Blake will hold
an inquest to-morrow. >
Billings' Case Before the Supreme
Court Again. -*-
Dcs Moines, 10., May 22.— The cele
brated Billings case came up in the su
preme court yesterday on a motion for
rehearing. Considerable interest was
manifest, and the court room was filled.
Billings' attorney argued that evidence
in the case showed rather an assault
on Kingley's side and an attempt at sui
cide. The theory of suicide was on the
lips of the counsel and in the minds of
the jurors throughout the trial. Kings
lev had made threats against Billings'
life, and the threats on the part of Bill
ings were more of the nature to be even
with Kingsley than anything else. At
torney Mullen, for the . state, argued
that it was the evident intention of Bill
ings to injure Kmgsley by some means,
and that the former had murder in his
heart. The thought was in this man's
mind to kill Kingsley, and he waited for
an opportune ! moment to do so. Attor
ney Stoce will follow for the state, and
Attorney Wellington will close for Bill
ings to-morrow. It is not expected
that a decision will be rendered this
term. 7^jg_fe_W__EHi
The Northwest in Fine Condition
SSBBfejBSBjF All Around.
Specials to the Globe.
Grafton, N. D., ; May 22.— Not for
five years has the prospect for a large
crop been as good as it is to-day. There
has been a warm rain, with wind from
the south, for the past twelve hours.*""
' Pipestone, May 22.— We have just ,
had - a sixteen-hour soaking rain, and '
the farmers, as they wade around in the
mud, wear a more radiant smile than
ever. : : !^gSS^astt^Sfff^m__^__\\y^mmm.
Marshall, May 22.— Clear weather,
after four days' rain. Grain crops ne,ver
NO. 143.
looked better. Considerable breaking
has been done and sown to flax, which
is up and doing finely. , Corn is mostly
RociiESTF.n, May 22.— second
good soaking rain in forty-eight hours
fell here to-day, and all kinds of crops
are now prospering again. Pastures
became so dry, however, that it will ■
take a protracted spell of favorable
weather to make good grass.
Yankton, S. D., May 22.— A heavy
fall of rain occurred here this morning. !
the signal station recording the fall at
11-16 inches. Considerable hail fell, but
no damage was occasioned in this lo
cality. The rainfall this season ha«.
been nearly two inches In excess of thai
of last year.
District Committee Meeting.
Special to the Globe.
Aitkin, Minn., May 22.— The dis
trict committee of the Fifty-third legis
lative district met ac Aitkin this after
noon to determine the time and place ol
holding the convention. Sept. 24, at
Aitkin was agreed upon. The basis ol
representation was made two delegates
at large in each county, and one dele
gate for each 250 votes cast in ISBB fo*
Graves. The counties embraced in this
district were given the following repre
sentation, Aitkin, 4; Cass, 4: Carlton, fi*
Itasca, 2: Hubbard, 3* Wadena. 4. J. M-
Markham was selected as chairman ot
the district committee.
The Bible in the Schools.
Special to the Globe.
Winnipeg, Man., May 22.— The first
meeting of the provincial educational
advisory boaul was held to-day, and a
form of religious exercises for use in
schools was adopted,'* comprising 13€
passages of Scripture, which may
be read either from English or Douay
Bibles. The list includes the Lord's
prayer and another prayer. Teachers
may elect to be examined under a
coarse of study prescribed either by the
late Protestant or Catholic boards, ex
cept that no examinations in religiou* 1 .
instruction will be allowed.
Charged With Extortion.
Albert Lea, Minn., May 22.— The
grand jury Which just adjourned found
two indictments for . extortion against
X. T. Davies, a collection agent ot this
city, and he is under bonds of $500 in
each case to appear for trial In July. He
practices in justices' court and is known
as the lightning collector. The prose
cuting witness is W. C. Abbott, a farmer
of Shell Rock, who claims lie was forced
to pay $10 to release a horse from seizure
under a chattel mortgage.
Frightened by a Mad Doc.
Burlington, 10., May 22. -A panto
was caused in the North Hill public
school jesterday by a mad dog, which
ran up the steps and into the hall of the
building, where the children were con
gregated. The scholars fled to theii
rooms and the doors wero shut by tha
teachers. The dog roamed up and down
the hall uttering horrible yelps and
holdinir the frightened people in the
building at bay for half an hour, when
their cries attracted a butcher in the
neighborhood, who came and killed the
Sale of Granite Quarries.
Special to the Globe.
; Pipestone, . May 22.— J. M. Poor*
batigh yesterday purchased of T. A.
Black his interest in the red graniti
stone quarries in this city. The price
paid was nearly •SIO,OOO. The quarry
now presents a very lively appearance,'
as a large number of men are at work
there, and the polishing and crushing
machines are being run night and day
to keep up with the orders.
Death Before Captivity.
Madison, Wis., May 23.— Theodore
Neubauer, a fifteen-year-old boy foi
whom the police have been looking foi
several days, for the theft of $37 from
his brother, was seen on the street this
morning. A policeman was about to
arrest him, when he drew a revolver,
blew out his brains and fell dead at the
feet of his would-be captor.
South Dakota's Commissioners.
Special to the Globe.
Pierre, S. D., May 22.— Gov. Mellett**
to-day appointed as South Dakota's two
commissioners to the world's fair, Hon.
W. 11. Mclntyre, Republican, of Water
town, and Hon. M. 11. Day, Democrat,
of Rapid City. The alternates are Col.
L. S. Bollard, Republican, of Pierre;
and S. O. Ramsey, Democrat, of Woon- .
socket. ___9_fl
One Killed, One Injured.
Coon Rapids, 10., May 22.— serious
head-end collision occurred last evening
on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
railway one mile east of Dedham. be
tween tlie flyer and a work train. The
engines were damaged, the baggage cai
badly wrecked and five flat cars derailed,
Fireman H. C. Davis, of the work train,
was killed, and Baggageman C. H. Whitl
sustained a broken ankle.
Mason City "Original Packages. '-
Special to the Globe.
Mason City, la.. May 23.— first
original package saloon in Northern
lowa was opened here to-day, and it is
expected that several more will soon
follow. No move has yet been made
towards closing them.
Many Aldermen Indicted.
Dcs Moines, 10., May 22.— The grand
jury has indicted Aldermen Drady,
Macey. Sheldon, Morris, Eagau, Weitz,
Hammer and Smith for malfeasance in
office. Drady was also indicted for ob
taining money by false pretenses.
Improvements at Marshall.
Special to the Globe.
; Maksiiaix, May 22. — The village
council has commenced building a solid
brick two-story building for a town hall
and fire apparatus. They havo also
purchased a $3,000 steam fire engine.
"Lumber Burned.
Davenport, 10., May 22.— fire at
Chris Mueller's saw mill yesterday de
stroyed §70,000 worth of lumber. It waa
insured. This is the second fire Muellej
has had within a month.
Special to the Globe.
Ashland, Wis., May 22.— The final
arguments in the Perrin embezzlement
case, which were to take place this
afternoon, have been postponed until
June 2.
Valuable Fingers.
Specials to the Globe.
Dui.utu, May 22.— Frank Bannack
was awarded 12-500 each for three fin
gers he lost while coupling cars. The
jury to-day awarded him $7,500 in his
suit against the St. Paul & Duluth Rail*
road company."
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