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VOL. XII. * ; §?&
A Great Storm Passes Over a
Portion of Western Penn
Several Lives Lost and Im
mense Damage Done to
The Main Streets of Many
Cities Turned Into Surg
ing Rivers.
Big Washouts on the Rail
ways Cause Serious Delay
to Traffic.
Pittsburg, Pa., May 23.— heavi
est rain and electrical storm known in
years passed over a large section of
Western Pennsylvania this evening, do
ing great damage to property and re
sulting in the loss of several lives. The
Btorm struck Pittsburg about 4 o'clock,
but no serious damage was done in the
old city. In the East end, however, the
wind played havoc. Houses were blown
down, trees uprooted and small build
ings demolished. On Winebiddle ave
nue five new frame houses were lifted
from their foundations and.completely
destroyed. Another house on Black
Horse hill, occupied by John
Miller, was lifted bodily from
the foundations and blown a
considerable distance. The family were
in the sitting-room at the time, but were
not injured. At least a score of other
houses in the vicinity were unroofed.
A large number of persons received
slight injuries, but, as far as known at
this time, there were no fatalities. The
loss is estimated at from 825,000 to $30,
--000. At McKeesport, hailstones as
large as walnuts tell, while the rain
poured down in sheets for a full half
hour. The heavy ice, striking horses,
caused a number of runaways, but no
serious damage was done. The light
ning struck several buildings In this
vicinity, and considerable damage was
done. The greatest injury was done
by the water, which came down White's
Hollow in a stream.
Seventy-Five Feet Wide
The water was five feet deep on Fifth
avenue at a point below Center street,
and a number of houses which were be
low grade were submerged. The water
reached the second story of the Berk
tolder residence, causing great damage
to that place, and also the places ad
joining. It was by far the heaviest and
most unexpected rain storm for this
year. At Greensburg William Fry, the
gardener at St- Joseph's academy, was
struck and instantly killed by a
bolt* of lightning. A cow stand
ing near him was also killed.
The heavy rains caused great damage
by the flood in the iow lands in this
vicinity. Cellars and basement kitchens
are flooded. Lightning also struck
Col. Huff's palatial residence, the First
Reformed church and other buildings,
doing great damage in every instance.
Near Washiugton, Pa., lightning struck
a derrick iv the course of erection on
the Col. Robert Miller farm, shattering
it and killing William Furman, single,
seriously injuring William Gates and
Btunning two others. In Fayette county
the rainfall was extensive and did much
damage to the railroad. In theT bird
ward swamps the Southwest Pennsyl
vania railway tracks were flooded sev
eral feet deep and trains have been held
several hours. The Baltimore & Ohio
is a heavy sufferer. At Broad Ford the
tracks are
Covered With Water.
A heavy landslide occurred at Oak
dale, and as it was being cleared away
a still heavier one came down, blocking
both tracks. The flood in Mount's creek
carried away many small buildings. At
Layton station an immense amount of
mud, rocks and trees came down on the
Baltimore & Ohio tracks about 5 o'clock
this evening. The east-bound track was
cleared at 9 o'clock, but later word says
it has again been covered for a long
distance by more of the hill
coming down. The rain there
this afternoon amounted almost to
a cloud burst. Train men say the
streams from the hills flowed over the
track. The west-bound track will not
be cleared before to-morrow night. At
Scottdale the storm was particularly de
structive. Cellars along all the princi
pal streets are nearly filled with water,
and the goods that many of the mer
chants had stored away are saturated.
The creek is risiug steadily, and the
safety of a couple of the railroad bridges
between Scottdale and Fair Chance is
endangered. The construction train
has been ordered to the scene. A dis
patch from Oil City, Pa., says: Heavy
rainfalls have occurred almost steadily
since last midnight, raising the water in
the river add creek to the highest point
since 18S3. The rise in the river has
been at
Its Highest Average
ln the last four hours, and stands now
at 14 feet Si inches, a rise of 6 feet since
10 a. m. Reports from all points up the
river gauge from sto 8 inches higher,
and it is expected that it will be at least
5 feet higher here before midnight. On
account of washouts, no railroad com
munications can be had with Buffalo or
Warren. The ground floors of the lower
portion of the town are flooded, includ
ing the basement of the oil exchange
and the Derrick press room. At Wheel
ing, W. Va., about 2% inches of
rain fell in twenty minutes, del
uging the streets and flooding a num
ber of business houses in cellars and
first floors. Travel on the Elm Grove
railroad was stopped for several hours
by a heavy land slide. The newly
plowed farm land in the vicinity suf
fered severely. There are apprehen
sions of a big river. In Pittsburg the
heavy rain is likely to swell the rivers
to flood proportions. At all points along
the Allegheny, Youghiogheny and Mo
nongahela rivers the rainfall was un
usual. The stage of water here this
evening was thirteen feet and rising. A
special from Erie, Pa., says: The long
continued rains have caused a great
deal of trouble
On the Railroads
in this section of the state, on the Buf
falo, New York & Philadelphia. There
Daily ST PAUL Globe.
wera also a number of washouts in the
vicinity of Corry, on the Philadelphia &
Erie railroad. The washouts near
Corry necessitated the transferring of
passengers from one side of the Howard
tanning culvert. A cloud-burst at
Northeast covered the Lake Shore and
Nickel Plate tracks aud stopped all
trains. This morning a west-bound
freight on the Nickel Plate went
through a bridge near Crayton, in this
state. The bridge was a wooden
structure.aud was 200 feet in length, and
thirty feet high. The floods had washed
out the foundations, ana when Engi
neer Daniel Ellis struck the bridge
his engine and almost the entire train
went down into the sweeping torrent.
Ellis was caught uuder the submerged
engine, but his brave fireman, William
Nicholson, although badly hurt himself,
was able, through superhuman effort,
to relieve his engineer aud got him on
top of the wreck, and was assisted In
his labors by Head Brakeman William
Johnston, who was also badly hurt. The
three men were taken off the wreck and
attended by physicians. The engineer
is badly hurt and may not recover.
Over twenty-five cars tumbled into the
flood. The Nickel Plate trains are run
ning on the Lake Shore railroad.
Streets in Places Converted Into
Cleveland, 0., May 23.— rain
storm, much in the nature of a cloud
burst, swept over Northwestern
Pennsylvania this morning doing great
damage to property. At Corry streets
were converted into rivers in some
places two feet deep, tearing up the
sewers and washing out the roads. The*
railroad yards were comnletely inun
dated, the flood washing out some of
the side tracks. At one time the water
between the Wells-Fargo and American
Express offices and First avenue was
six feet deep, flooding both offices
and the large platform on. both
sides of the union depot, the water
reaching the waiting rooms. The busi
ness men on First avenue, Main and
Center streets have sustained heavy
losses. The railroads both east and
west of the city sustained heavy dam
age. The valley from Corry to Irvin
town, a distance of twenty miles, is a
complete lake of water from one to
three miles in width. The loss will
probably reach -5100,000 or more. The
public highways in the surrounding
country are nearly impassable, so that
it will be a week before travel will again
be resumed. At Meadville, the light
ning cut out all the electric
lghts, and several buildings were
struck, although none were severely
damaged. Several streets were flooded,
and extensive damage resulted in the
lower portion of the city from the rapid
rising of French creek. Three bridges,
a slaughter house, and numerous small
buiidiugs and sidewalks were swept
away. Reports from all directions indi
cate that the damage in this vicinity has
been heavy. The New York, Pennsyl
vania-. Ohio and the Meadville & Lines
ville railroads both suffered considerable
damage from washouts. Near Union
City, on the former line, a hole forty
feet long and twenty-two feet deep was
scooped from under the track. This
washout was accidentally discovered
just before the arrival of the Chicago
limited express.
Didn't Feaze the Prison.
Joliet, 111., May 23.— terrible
thunder and rain storm visited this sec
tion last night. The rain fell in. torrents
and reports from outlying suburbs are
that there was a cyclone. On the west
side a couple of residences were blown
down, with no serious injury to the in
mates. The storm took a course directly
toward the massive buildings of the
Joliet penitentiary, but no serious dam
age was done. The electrical storm in
the city was severe._
The St. Paul-Chicago Lines Wait-
ing for Something to Turn Up.
The Interview of General Passenger
Agent Kenyon, published in the Globe
yesterday, showing in what way pas
senger rate wars could be obviated in
the future, created widespread com
ment in railroad circles. From what
was said by the various officials, it is,
however, questionable whether Mr.
Kenyon's scheme, will ever be agreed
to. As Assistant General Passenger
Agent Gilfillan, of the Duluth road,
puts it: "Kenyon's scheme, theoretical
ly, is a good one; practically, the roads
will never agree to it. There are too
many roads to get them down to an
agreement and abide by it. Ido not ex
pect that the St. Paul-Chicago lines will
be able to agree to any proper adjust
ment of rates, and these 'cut wars' may
be looked for at intervals." There was
not an official who did not desire some
action be taken to readjust the present
demoralization in rates, but every one,
when asksd, Why not take the initia
tive? said in substance: "It's no use.
We call a meeting, the various roads are
represented, but nothing can be accom
plished. All the roads appear to have
an ax to grind, and each road wants its
ax attended to first. The attitude of
each road just now is a waiting one.
They are adopting the Micawber policy
—'waiting for something to turn up.'
How long they will wait is difficult to
foresee." Unless something is done
soon the summer passenger traffic will
be upon us in all its glory. A So-round
trip rate between St. Paul and Chicago
is much below the value of the services
rendered, and a depleted treasury will
be reported by all the roads unless
prompt steps are taken to remedy the
present foolhardy policy of doing busi
C Chicago, May 23.— ?11 passen
ger rate between Chicago and New
York, after having been in effect hardly
twenty-four hours, was rescinded by
the Central Traffic association. The £16
rate still remains in force, however.
There were no changes made in West
ern passenger rates to-day. The $3 rate,
either way, between Chicago aud St.
Paul, went into effect on the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul road this morn
ing, as was announced it would.
A Railway Conference Booked for
New York.
Chicago, May 23.— Local railroad
managers attach considerable impor
tance to the conference to be held in
New York next Tuesday. It is expected
that all the various interests will be
represented at the meeting, including
the trunk lines, the Great Northern,
the Soo and the Canadian Pacific. The
object is to advance West-bound lake
and rail rates, and by equalizing those
rates by the several routes, to put an
end to the fight over through traffic
from the seaboard to St. Paul and Min
neapolis. A preliminary meeting of
lake lines is to be held in Buffalo to
morrow, and an advance in rates will
be agreed upon if possible.
Steamship Arrivals.
New Arrived: Steamers State of
Indiana, from Glasgow; and City of Berlin,
from Liverpool.
A Distinct Seismic Disturb
ance Is Felt at Billings
and Vicinity.
Breckinridge Is Visited by a
Bridge-Destroying Wind
Two St. Paul Attorneys Suing
for a $10,000 Fee at
An Ex-State Official Who
Thinks Gov. Merriam Easy
to Beat.
Special to the Globe.
Billings, Mont., May 23.— sec
tion of the state was visited by a severe .
shocK of earthquake about 1 o'clock this
morning. Three distinct shocks were
felt here. They were accompanied by a
rumbling noise, and shook houses so
the chandeliers and dishes rattled. It
cracked one brick house from top to
bottom, and several bricks fell out of an
aperture. In a large building where a
dance was in progresss the shock was
so great as to throw a number of
the dancers to the floor. At the Yel- '•
lowstone National park no shock was
felt, but a heavy rumbling was heard.
A Storm Passes North of Breckin
Special to the Globe.
Bjreckinkidge, Minn., May 23.—
At about 6 p. m., a heavy wind,
probably cyclonic, coming from the
southwest, passed over this place, car
rying so dense a cloud of dust as to
make it for a short time as dark as
night. Just north of town it seemed to
come to the earth and completely
wrecked the bridge across the Otter
tail, lifting it bodily from the piling
and throwing it into the river. No
other damage is reported so far.
Special to the Globe.
THEY WANT $10,000.
Two St. Paul Attorneys Seeking
a Big Fee.
Special to the Globe.
Duluth, Minn., May 23. -The case of
J. J. Egan and M. D. Munn, of St. Paul,
vs. Johu D. Howard, is on trial before
Judge Steams to-day. This is an im
portant suit. In 1858 Edward . Becker
and John D. Howard were residents of
Superior. The former became embar
rassed and made a loan with Howard
for $1,200. He offered a mortgage on
1040 acres of land situated in the center
of what is now West Superior and a
note for $2,500 as security, but Mr.
Howard took a deed to the land instead.
Matters ran along until 1880, when
Becker asked for an accounting, but
Howard held that the deed gave him the
property. Suit was brought in 1887, and
last year the supreme court decided
that Howard's title was good. The land
is now valued at a half million dollars.
Egan & Munn were attorneys for How
ard, and they are now suing to recover
$10,000 attorney's fees. The evidence,
introduced to-day was a large part of it
expert testimony. R. B. Galusha, J. B.
Brisbin, Frank A. Ross, J. W. Lusk, of
St. Paul, aud W. W. Billson, all promi
nent attorneys, testifying that the claim
is not excessive.
He Says the Democrats Can Beat
Special to the Globe.
Duluth, Minn., May W. M.Todd,
formerly deputy insurance commission
er, is in the city, and when asked whom
the Republicans would nominate for
governor, replied: "Merriam, of course.
The other candidates are afraid of his
barrel, as they know he will use it.
There are a number who have aspira
tions, but the convention precludes any
organization on their part. This may
redound to Merriam's credit as a schem
er, but it will lose votes for him at the
polls. Under this Australian syste m
a number of Republicans will vote for
a Democrat, if the right man is nom
inated, and the Democrats never had a
better chance to elect a governor than
they have this fall. From the present
outlook I think that the Democratic
nomination is between Durant, of Still
water, and Wilson, of Winona. In case
it becomes necessary to effect a com
promise, either Lochren, of Minneapo
lis, or Severance, of Mankato, may be
chosen. The later is very popular, and
would make a strong run. Judge Loch
ren could carry Hennepin couuty by
1,000 majority. Merriam has no chance
of carrying Ramsey, and where will, he
get enough to offset this?"
Duluth office of the Globe is located at
No. 108 »Chamber of Commerce building,
with Magraw Bros. & Osmuu, real estate
dealers, where subscriptions and advertise
ments will be received.
Excitement Over an Address hy
Ben Terrell.
Special tp the Globe.
Milbank, S. :D., May 23.— Ben Ter
rell, National alliance lecturer, ad
dressed an immense gathering of farm
ers here this afternoon ; the opera house
was packed. It was the first of a series
of fourteen lectures to be delivered in
the state. Terrell Is an able, eloquent
and forcible speaker.iyet his language
is so plain and simple as to be quickly
comprehended by all. He urged the
farmers to study the great economic
questions of the day, and to organize for
their mutual protection and benefit.
He would not advise the alliance to
make independent nominations unless
the old parties failed to put in men who
would represent their principles, but, if
they failed to do so, then make an inde
pendent move. His remarks were re
ceived with great enthusiasm, and there
very strong and growing sentiment
among the farmers to organize for their
mutual benefit, and to act independently •
of the old political party, which has
hitherto run things for the benefit of
the party machine without consulting
the interests of the farmers. This ad
dress of the national alliance lecturer
may properly be considered the open
ing gun of the campaign in South Da
kota, which will probably result in
shaking up the state politically as was
never before witnessed. Republican
politicians evince great anxiety , and
uneasiness . over the : address, and fear
that an independent farmers' move is
contemplated, and their fears : are un
doubtedly well founded.
[Dies Alone on Divide Creek, Mon
tana. V
Special to tbe Globe.
; Butte, Mont., May 23.— 1t transpired
at the inquest held to-day on the body
of John Dempsey, who was found dead
In his cabin, that he is a cousin . of the
pugilist. Jack Dempsey, and although
nearly destitute, always took the sport
ing papers to watch the movements of
his distinguished relative. The cabin
where he met his death is a lonely spot
on Divide creek, seventeen miles from
here, and just where the waters flow
one way to the Atlantic and the other
to the .Pacific. Dempsey was a pros
pector, owning several claims on which
he worked during the summer, selling
the ore to smelters. He was born in
New York state, and was an old canal
man. He has relatives in Utica aud
Paris Hill, N. Y. The inquest failed to
show anything criminal connected with
his death. He had been allowed to pass
away alone one mile from any other
habitation, with no medicine or attend
ants. Every day or two some miner
would drop in and build a fire. The
last day Dempsey had apparently in a
frenzy thrown himself from the bed,
bit his finger and scratched himself.
The bruises and cuts are' thought to
have resulted from his own struggles.
He suffered from rheumatism and ery
"sipilas for years. The body has been
buried here."
A La Crosse Bawdy House as a
Special to the Globe.
La Crosse, Wis., May 23— The desk
of Chief of Police Clark looked like a
jewelry store after a cyclone this after
noon. The officers who had been out
searching Nellie Haley's bad house had
watches, chains, rings, studs, pins,
bracelets, etc., in every pocket, -the
whole making a plug hat full. The
stuff is undoubtedly part of the stock
stolen from a Chicaeo traveling man at
Waverlv, 10., lately. It was brought
here on the morning of the 20th by a
man who went to Haley's place and
made everybody in the house a present,
after which he offered watches for sale.
A man was arrested the evening of the
21st on suspicion, but got away from the
two officers and escaped across the river
in a skiff. No search was made until;
this morning, when the police went
through the house with the above re
suit. Every girl had a lot of stuff hid
den, and the madame had a candy box
full concealed in a stove. The house
will be pulled as a fence.
Capitalists Propose Making the
Article in Dakota.
Special to the Globe.
Chamberlain, S. D., May 23.— A rep- :
resentative of Eastern capitalists has
been here for several days, investigat
ing the chalkstone bluffs along the Mis
souri river in this vicinity. He left to- ,
day, taking samples ■of the stone with.-,
him. This stone has been analyzed and,
found to contain clay, which is the
necessary ingredient, with the chalk
stone, to make the celebrated Portland
cement. While here the representative
of the capitalists filed on ten claims
along the river under the mineral laws.
The capitalists contemplate putting in
immense cement works.
kittle Falls, May 23.— The abun
dant rains aud damp weather of the past
few days are indicative of a good harvest.
The weather is now warm, and farmers
are correspondingly encouraged.
Spring Showers Still Visiting the
Special to the Globe.
Claremont, S. D., May 23.—
heaviest rain storm of the season passed
over this section of country this after
noon. Over one inch of rain has fallen.
Steele, S. D., May 23.— weather
is fine, and plenty of rain comes nearly
every day. '■
Aberdeen, S. D., May 23.— A lively
hail storm.followed by another half-inch
of rain, fell iv this region to-day, mak
ing a total precipitatiou for the week of
two inches, with indications of further
showers to-night. Wheat is coming for
ward rapidly, and the general comment
of farmers is that the county has not
known more favorable conditions since
1882. The town and county wear • a
broad smile.
. Fargo, N. D., May 23.— A copious
rainfall this afternoon, extending
through the entire Red river valley.
High wind accompanied it, but no se
rious damage was reported.
Dead or Alive.
Special to the Globe.
Helena, Mont, May 23.— Mayor
Bradford to-day issued a proclamation
offering a reward of $300 for the body,
dead or alive, of any one guilty of
housebreaking. This action was
caused by the nightly depredations
committed by thieves, whom the officers
are unable to suppress. Last night they
robbed, and theu fired the residence of
I. D. McCutcheon, and also robbed sev
eral other houses.
_ Killed by a Colt.
Special to the Globe. .
Abekpeen, S. D., May Wednes
day the little daughter of Spencer Day
ton, a farmer living in Rondell town
ship, went out to call the men to din
ner. She was fonnd shortly after un
conscious iv the barnyard with a terri
ble wound in the back of her head,
where a colt loose in the yard had'
kicked her. The child died to-day with
out regaining consciousness.
North Dakota's Convention. ~
Special to the Globe.
Fargo, N. D., May 23.— The execu- ;
tive committee of the state Republican"
committee met this evening and decid
ed to call a meeting of the entire state !
committee in Fargo, June 18, to decide j
upon the date and place for holdidg the'
state convention. <
Washington, May 23.— Among the
confirmations to-day were the following:'
Receivers of public moneys, Alfred T. ,.
Campbell. Miles City, Mont.; Robert C,
Heydlauff, AsnlaDd, -Wis.; J. R. San
born. Cceur d'Alene, Idaho. Postmas
ter, Charles E. Johnson, Lisbon, N. D..
Cracker Factory for Huron.
Specials to the Globe.
Huron, D., May 23.— Omaha and
Huron parties to-day signed a contract
for the erection here of a cracker fact
ory, the building to.be 75x125 feet, three
stories high, built of brick, and equipped :
for extensive business. The , plant will -
cost 160,000. _'
Corwin Becomer*rClerk.
Special to the Globe. v 7 -
Steele, N. D., May 23.— F. S.
Corwin was to-day appointed clerk of
court, the office having been made va
cant by the death of ■ C. G. Simpson.
A Young* Farmer of Sibley
County Attempts to Kill
His Wife,
And Then. Fires a Couple of
Bullets Into His Own
Driven to Desperation by
His Wife's Refusal to Live
With Him.
He Makes His Will and Care
fully Prepares for the
Special to the Globe.
Hendekson, Minn., May 23.— at
tempted murder and suicide took place
in this county to-day. T. J. McMahon,
a prominent young farmer of Washing
ton Lake township, living near Green
Isle, shot his wife aud then attempted
to take his own life. It appears that his
wife left him last winter and went to
live with her parents in the town of
Faxon aud refused to live with him,
though implored many times. McMahon
became desperate over her constant re
fusal to live with him, and this morning
went to his father-in-law's place, about
eight miles away, and, after kissing
one of his little . children, went
to his wife and asked her
for the last time to return home and
live with him, and upon her refusal
drew his revolver and shot twice, both
bullets taking effect in her body.
Thinking she was dead he left her and
went directly to his home, laid down on
the bed, placed the pistol over his
heart and fired twice. He was just in
the act of shooting a third time when
his brother rushed into the 'room and
took the weapon away. He will die.
The whole affair seems to have been
premeditated, as he made his will on
Sunday, and was out practicing with a
And Paid the Penalty With His
San Francisco, May 23.— The trial
of D. H. Arnold for the murder of S.
W. Garness last January closed last
night, and resulted in the acquittal of
the defendant. The case has been in
progress more than a week past, and
has created much public interest. Ar
nold is a prominent resident of Colusa
• county, and was formerly the sheriff
there. Last faH a number of anonymous
circulars were distributed among the
best citizens of Colusa, containing cal
umnies against members of Arnold's
family, and particularly against Mrs.
Arnold. Arnold labored incessantly to
discover the author of the circulars, and
among the persons who claimed to be
his friends, and offered assistance in
tracing the authorship of the circulars
was S. W. Garness, a youngman of this
city. Finally Arnold became convinced
that Garness was a false friend and was
himself the author of the circulars. The
men met on the street here last January
and went Into a private room of a sa
loon together, where Arnold charged
Garness with being respons ible for the
circulars. The latter made a defiant re
ply and (according to Arnold's testi
mony) made a motion to draw a revolv
er. Arnold then drew his revolver and
fired four times, inflicting wounds
which resulted in Garness' death a few
hours later. It was developed during
the trial that Garness was the author of
the circulars and that he had written
and distributed them either for the pur
pose of blackmail or with the intention
of breaking up Arnold's home.
A Priest Fatally Wounded by a
Hf& Crazy Man.
Chicago, May 23.— Rev. Dr. S. M.
Barrett, of St. Stephen's Roman Catholic
church, was shot on his doorstep to
night and fatally wounded. He had
been accosted by a young man who pro
fessed to be in a dying condition from
heart trouble. The priest gave the man
directions to help him physically
and was considering the matter
of spiritual consolation . when
there was a sudden .flash
and report, and Dr. Barrett fell with a
bullet in his breast. The supposed
dying man had suddenly pulled a re
volver and fired point-blank at the
priest. A series of wild shrieks on the
part of the assailant helped bring * the
police to the scene. Father Barrett's
slayer was speedily landed In a cell,
and continued to give every evidence of
insanity. Papers showed the prisoner's
name to be Cady. Father Barrett has
been pastor of St. Stephen's for twenty
years, and was particularly respected
by the older residents among the Cath
olics of the city.
So He Used It to Shuffle Off
Florence, Ark., May 23.— Yesterday
Edward Kenna, superintendent of the
Landale hotel, was found hanging to
the transom of his door with a ten-foot
United States flag wiapped around his
neck. Mr. Kenna was a native of Phila
delphia, but came here from New York,
and had occupied his present position:
only a few days. He leaves a wife and
several children. Mr. Kenna was in
good spirits the night before, and the
: act is attributed to temporary aberra
tion of the mind.
Very Bad Aldermen.
_ Dcs Moines, 10., May 23.— Four alder
men and several ex-aldermen of this
city have been indicted by the grand
jury for willful misconduct in office in
drawing from the city treasury illegally
sums aggregating over $12,000. Most of
them cave bonds for trial and will claim
they had the right to the money as pay
for services on committees. Nearly all
those indicted have returned portions
of the sums to the treasury.
77.* Looking for a Messiah. : .>
Topeka, Kan., May 23. — United
States District Judge oster, who has just
returned from the Indian territory, says
that the Cheyennes, Comanches, Arapa
hoes and several other Indian tribes are
just now.vary.much wrought up over;
the expected appearance of,. an Indian;
Messiah. . The -.- tribes camped : in the ■
; river bottom near Fort Reno * are * daily
expecting the arrival of their .greatest;
:of medicine men. who '7 will : ; come from
the _ Northern Cheyennes,' near the
■Black Hills. He promises to restore .
the country to the Indians in its origi
nal state, with its forests, its prairies,
its buffalo and wild game. The white
man will have to retire. How the In
dians got this idea Judge Foster does
not know, but they believe that the
Messiah wiil surely come.
Their Strike Is Reported as Still
"*_BB_| RSB
Chicago, May 23.— carpenters'
strike, which was inaugurated here a
month ago, still remains unsettled as
far as a large portion of the union car
penters in Chicago are concerned. While
the new carpeuters' and builders' asso
ciation has acceded to the union's de
mands, the original organization ot em
ployers has refused to do so, and is em
ploying non-union men. The carpenters'
council, the representative body of
the journeymen, is sending out a warn
ing to carpenters throughout the coun
try against what they call the mislead
ing advertisements of the carpenters
and builders' association, which are
flooding the city with carpenters from
neighboring towns. The council says
that there is no scarcity of workmen
here, and that many of the men that
come here iii search of work are unable
to find it, and many of them have been
sent back to their homes by the union.
There are, in all, about 0,000 union car
penters in the city, and it is estimated
that 1,000 of these are still out of em
Wanted by the World's Fair Board
of Directors.
Chicago, May 23.— The board of
directors of the world's fair this after
noon adopted a resolution requesting
Gov. Fifer to call a special meeting of
the Illinois legislature, prior to July 1,
to consider submitting to popular vote
at. the coming November election
a proposition to amend the state
constitution so as to authorize
the city of Chicago to issue not exceed
ing $5,000,000 bonds in aid of the world's
exposition. Another matter mentioned
is legislation appropriating money tor a
state exhibit, and authorizing the use of
any of the parks as the site of the fair.
It was decided that the funds of the ex
position corporation should be divided
among such banks in Chicago as are
subscribers for 85,000 fair stock, and
will pay 2 per cent interest on daily
balances, HSBN
None But Confederate Decora
tions at Richmond.
Richmond, Va., May 23.— State
(newspaper) leads off to-day in Confed
erate decorations in honor of Gen. Lee.
Its building is covered trom top to bot
tom with Confederate colors, and battle
flags wave from every window. None
but Confederate colors are displayed.
The only legend that appears on the
facade of the - building is this: "It. E.
Lee, America's Greatest Man." These
Confederate decorations •'• will be fol
lowed up _- to-morrow by the State's
twenty-page paper, styled the Confed
erate edition, filled with hitherto un
published war articles, reminiscences
and Confederate battle songs. The stu
dents of William and Mary college, who
will take part in the unveiling cere
monies, will bear a beautiful standard
which was the flag of Virginia when
she was a British colony. It greatly re
sembles the last adopted Confederate
Will Delight the Vets.
Special to tbe Globe.
Little Falls, May 23.— Active prep
arations are being made for the grand
Northwestern district state G. A. R. en
campment in this city June 17, 18 and
19. This district covers nearly one-half
of the state.and the attendance, judging
from Indications, will be counted by
thousands, lt is expected that Com
mander-in-Chief Gen. R. A. Alger, De
partment Commander Compton and
staff, Gov. Merriam and staff, Past Com
mander Rea and Past Department Com
mander Barto will be present. The
grincipal address will be given by Arch
ishop Ireland. The officers of.the
Woman's Relief Corps will be present.
Several thousand veterans, together
with firemen and civic organizations,
will join in a grand parade on the sec
ond day of the encampment. The pro
gramme for fireworks, dress parade,
etc., will be the finest ever seen in the
Christians Combine.
Special to tne Globe.
Rochester, Minn., May 23.—
quarterly convention of the Rochester
Christian Endeavor union, which in
cludes the Christian Endeavor societies
of Rochester, St. Charles, Zumbrota,
Byron Kasson, Dodge Center, Dover
and Pine Island, was held at Dover to
day. All the towns in the union were
represented, and a delegation of fifty
went from this city. An afternoon and
evening session was held, and a ban
quet was tendered the visitors by the
Dover people in the evening.
Her 102 d Birthday.
Chicago, 111., May Apparently
the happiest woman in Chicago yester
day was Mrs. Sarah Rothschild, exactly
102 years old. She was holding a birth
day reception at her daughter's resi
dence, and was greeted by hundreds of
friends. Mrs. Rothschild seemed spry
as a womau of forty, and affectionately
welcomed her twenty-seven grandchild
ren and fifteen great grandchildren.
She was born iv Grabenau, Germany,
has resided in Chicago thirty-nine years
aud has never known what sickness is.
Two Presidents Invited.
Atlanta, Ga., May 23.— Pied
mont exposition directors yesterday de
cided to invite as guests of the associa
tion President Harrison,. President
Diaz, of Mexico, : ex-President Cleve
land, Secretaries Blame and Rusk, Sen
ator-elect Carlisle, Gov. Campbell, of
Ohio, Col. Polk, president of the Farm
ers' alliance, and other prominent gen
tlemen, It is believed that President
Harrison will come. If he does, Presi
dent Diaz's presence is assured.
— *■» —
Rolling Mill Strike Over.
Pittsburg, Pa., May' 23.— big
strike at the National Tube Works at
McKeesport ended this morning by the
men going back to work. They de
manded an increase of wattes, but the
company has offered a satisfactory com
promise. Several thousand were in
volved In the strike, as the National
rolling mill was also shut down.
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Still Talking Revision.
Saratoga, N. V., May 23.— The time ;
of , the Presbyterian ; general assembly
to-day was taken up in discussion of
the various proposals as to the method
of providing for, revision/ Finally they
were referred to a committee of seven,
to report to the assembly to-morrow.
The committee consists of -. Drs. Patton,
McCracken; - Erskine , and Kempshall, -
and Elders Day, Graham andlorrey.
The Call for the Republican
Convention Reveals a
• ,-
Which Will Damage the Pros
pects of Several State
The Candidates Not Named
in Their- Proper Order
as Before.
HI? . '
Gov. Merriam and Secretary
Mattson Hold a Spicy

Have the Republican bosses set out
to defeat Col. Hans Mattson's nomina
tion for secretary of state?
. It certainly looks that way, and one
need go no farther than the "call"
which has just been issued for the Re-
state con
by Chair
man Stan
ford New
el, and
Secretar y
Joel P.
.4 Heatwol c
for the
strl king
eviden c c
of this, as
well as
sev eral
sche m c s
of the same order. The - official "call,"
as sent out by these officers of the Re
publican state committee, declares that
this convention will be held "for the
purpose of placing in nomination can
didates for the following positions:
1. Governor.
2. Lieutenant governor.
3. State treasurer. <
4. Secretary of state. I
5. Auditor of state.
6. Attorney general.
7. Clerk of the supreme court.
Notice the order in which these names
are placed on the list— is an innova
tion, striking, unique and, of course,
unintentional. For the first time in the
history of the Republican party in Min
nesota the bosses have dared to set
aside the order in which these offices
are enumerated in the . constitution of
the state for the evident purpose of
furthering some scheme at the conven
tion. The order in which these differ
ent offices were enumerated ir. the calls
issued for all previous conventions, was
as follows:, 7;-, .• ■";'■■■
1. Governor.
'2. Lieutenant governor,
' 3. '; Secretary or state.
4. Auditor of state.
5. State treasurer. --v •
6. Attorney general.
7. Clerk of the supreme court.
The authority for the latter and the
usual order is found in section 1 of arti
cle 5 of the Constitution of Minnesota,
which runs as follows:
The executive department shall consist of
a governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of
state, auditor, treasurer and attorney general,
who shall be chosen by the electors of the
This may seem to be a trivial matter,
but it is far from being such to at least
several of the present corns of state of
ficers who are working for renomina
tions. Suppose, for instance, that Sen
ator D. M. Clough, of Hennepin county,
is nominated for lieutenant governor
and Col. Bobleter is defeated by Ole
Lucken or some other Scandinavian for
the nomination for state treasurer,
what chance would Col. Mattson,
of Hennepin also, have ot being
nominated for secretary of state? Un
der the circumstances it is not at all
surprising that Col. Mattson should feel
rather warm over the matter. "While
there is no positive law regulating this
matter," said a friend of Secretary
Mattson yesterday, "it is oue of those
things recognized by custom so long
that it just as binding. The order,
and , one might say tbe rank, of
each officer of the state is regu
lated by the constitution of the
state, and while, of course, this does not
command political conventions to sched
ule them in the same way, the party or
ganizations have in the past always fol
lowed this authority, and Col. Matt
son's friends would like to know why a
change has been made at this time. His
nomination is reasonably sure under
the old order, for the simple
reason that two Americans will
be nominated for the two leading of
fices, and if the nomination of a candi
date for secretary of state came next,
there would be little doubt of Secretary
Mattson being named. If the conven
tion attempts to make the nominations
in the order they are named in the "of
ficial" call there will be music."
If thlt new scheme is carried out its
effects will be far-reaching It
will establish a precedent for
naming the different offices in any
order best suited to the plans of
the men at the head of the party ma
chine in all future calls. Two years
hence a certain faction may want to
name the nominee for attorney general
early in the day and it will be placed
on the call as the third one for which a
candidate Is to be nominated, and state
treasurer may go to the foot of
the list. As a veteran First
district politician remarked yester
day, these things even themselves
up in the end, and the fellows who
make a point by this clever manipula
tion are very likely to get the worst of
it the next time." Ihis is philosophy,
to be sure, but it will fail to comfort
Col. Hans Mattson If he is the first vic
tim to be slaughtered.
Auditor Braden's friends do not like
the idea of his nomination being placed
so near the end of the list! when
it should come in as No. 4 on
the list, and they are . commencing to
object in a most threatening manner.
They reason a good deal after this man
uer: Suppose Col. Mattson is defeated
in the convention by an American, and
Col. Bobleter secures a renomination,
there will then remain but three offices
to be filled. Attorney General Clapp's
renomination is assured, and but two
offices would be left— those . of auditor ;
and clerk of the supreme court, and
both would have to go .to the Scan
dinavians. .No Republican state ticket
has been placed in the field in late years
in Minnesota that has not contained the
names of a representative man of .each
of the two leading Scandinavian nation
alities, the Swedes and the Norwegians."
and it Is very unlikely that a new de
parture will be made this year. Taken
all in all, there might be a con
dition. of affairs brought about, in
the coming state gathering :■: of the Re
publicans, when the pine ring, 'Which,
by . the way, is :■ after . Capt. Braden's
scalp because he refused to allow them
to steal all the -timber they: wanted , off
the lands of the state,' aided by the feel-;
ing ; that r the*. Scandinavians -must be :
: ''something," might make it very
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interesting for Auditor Braden. It is a
well-known fact that the pine ring men
are willing to blow lots of the good hard
stuff to defeat Braden, if there's a show
of accomplishing their purpose.
Chairman Stanford Newel probably,
knew what he was about when he fixed
the "new order of things" on the Re**
publican call. But then we shall sea
what we shall see. ;
There was music around the somber,
old state house yesterday morning. Sec*
retary of State Hans Mattson had read}
on his way over from Minneapolis the
Globe's account of the coolness which
has been so long rumored as exist-
ing between Gov. Merriam and*
himself, and shortly after he
reached his office in the capitol
building a copy of Stanford Newel's lit
tle "call" was handed him. The doughty,
colonel saw that the nomination for sec**
retary of state was fourth on the lis*,
instead of third, as it had always beep.
The secretary of the great state of Min
nesota was wild. He sat down to think;:
and before he had time to indulge im
that luxury a messenger summoned,
him to Gov. Merriam's private office-'
He followed the messenger around the,
corridor and into the waiting room of
the executive department. This time'
he was not obliged to wait until the
governor had given an audience to sev
eral droves of ward heelers, but was an
once ushered into the presence of hia'
excellency.. Here a conference was ;
held, while the department clerks stood!
In the corridors and talked and—
waited. Soon the great men separated!
and both denied to reporters for the
evening papers that there had ever
been a cool feeling between them.
Neither, however, denied that their
business had largely been carried on
by correspondence, although 'both sec
retary and governor have the same of
fice hours at the capitol. ln addition to
this, Secretary Mattson wrote out tho
following for the Globe : .-. ■ i
I would be very glad ii the reporter could
state that there is I*o foundation for tha
statement in the Globe that 1 am at variance
with Gov. Merriam— on the contrary, so far |
as lam concerned, I have only kind and
friendly feelings towards Mm, and
o r official and social intercourse
is pleasant and harmonious. It is true thai
some official intercourse is, and must be in
writing, but icy through the mail. There
are many matte . that have to be written in
order to preserve files and copies, and that i*
A New York Institution Pull*)
Down Its Blinds.
Binghamton, N. V., May 2;-?.— The
Owego National bank, of Owego, is not
doing business to-day. On the closed
doors is posted the following note:
"Pending an examination of its affairs,
this bank is temporarily closed. De
positors need have no fear." The. cash
ier of this bank is C. A. Thompson, who
is charged by C. H. Piatt, presi
dent of the public grain and
stock exchange, with acting in
concert with James F. Dee to
defraud the exchange of •$30,000. He
was the correspondent of the exchange
at Owego. People who have been doing
business with the bank do not appear to
be at all alarmed. There is an impres
sion that the suspension and the alleged
conspiracy are in some way connected.
A later dispatch from Owego says the
suspension is due to the late develop
ments in the "Big Four" collapse. Ono
of the directors of the bank said this
morning that their deposits amounted
to but $52,000. Cashier Thompson is out
of town, probably at Newport News, ■
Va., where his wife has been staying
for several months. Mr. Thompson is
also treasurer of Tioga county.
Manitoba Banks Discount Silver
From the States.
Special to the Globe.
Winnipeg, Man., May 23.— Excepting
in the case of mutilated silver the ob
ject of the banks deciding to charge a
heavy discount on United States silver
is not apparent. Not much United
States silver is in circulation here. The
quantities of dollar coins that were
shipped here a couple of years ago have
so diminished on account of the discount
charged by merchants that one Is noft
seldom seen. Several lots of mutilated
coin have been sent here from New
York and circulated in small quantities
by parties who purchased them al a <
nominal rate on the dollar, it not being '
generally known here that such,
coins are worthless in the states. !
This is the only grievance the
banks or merchants 'have and there is '
certainly an ulterior motive in this :
move of the banks, as the arrangement :
was mooted, and subsequently carried
through by the manager of the Domin
ion Government Savings bank. Can lt
be possible that the' government insti
tuted the action as a measure of retali- !
ation for the recent agitation against
Canadian silver in St. Paul and Minne
apolis? Doubtless an affirmative an
swer to this question would not be far
Chalmers in the Cold,
Washington, May 23.— The house
committee on elections to-day acted
upon three of the pending contested
election cases/and the result will prob
ably be an increase of the Republican
majority in the house by two members.
The cases decided this morning were
those of Langston versus Venable,
Fourth Virginia district; Miller versus
Elliott, Seventh South Carolina district,
and Chalmers versus Morgan, Second
Mississippi district. In the first two
cases the committee will report in
favor of seating the Republican contest
ants, JLaugstou and Miller, but in the
Mississippi case the report will be ln
fovor of the sitting member, Mr. Mori-
Kan. —
Keep Off the Grass.
Washington-, May 23.— The presi
dent having received information that
cattlemen are invading the Cherokee
strip in violation of his recent prolama
tion, he has instructed Brig. Gen. Mer
ritt, commanding at St. Louis, to rigid
ly enforce the provisions of the procla
mation against all persons found violat
ing the same.
Bicycles, Watches, Law Books.
Boston, May Francis J. Holland,
a Harvard law student, was arrested
yesterday charged with stealing a gold
watch and several bicycles froth the
Harvard gymnasium. He not only con
fessed these thefts, but also had been
stealing a large number of law books
from the -library. The stolen articles
•have been pawned.
Fletcher Harper Dead. -
New Yokk, May 23.— Fletcher Har-* '.
per, a member of the publishing firm of
Harper & Bros., and a son of Fletcher
Harper, the youngest of the original .
four brothers who established the pub
lishing house, died at his residence in
this city last night, aged sixty-two
years." Mr. Harper has been m ill
health for a number of years.
A Minor Change.
The Omaha will, on and after Sunday,'
reduce its time schedule -on the train
leaving Chicago at 11:15 p. m. , Instead
ot arriving In St. Paul at 1:50 p. m., as „
at present, ; it will arrive at 1 o'clock
i sharp. '■;-. The reduced time will be met •
by the other roads.

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