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i"he Rose Hanging One of the
Most Brutal in the Annals
of Crime.
When the Lever Is Pulled the
Rotten Piece of Rope Is
Snapped Asunder.
the Dying* Man Is Again At
tached to the Cora and
Finally Dies.
ftose Met His Fate Bravely,
Protesting* His Innocence
to the Last.
Ipccial to the Globe.
Redwood Falls, Oct. IC— The ex
tremely tragic ending of tlie life of Will
iam Rose, strangled to death in a
bungling manner in a building no bet
tor than a shambles at 5 o'clock this
morning, is generally looked upon in
Southwest Minnesota as a deliberate
judicial murder. It was a horrible af
fair throughout, the execution. An im
perfectly tested rope broke, dropping
the man, unconscious, to the floor. He
was carried back to the scaffold, another
rope adjusted about the neck, and then
occurred a scene of chilling horror, of
which the history of executions offers
no parallel. Kose lay, full length, upon
his back, his limbs pinioned, his face
hidden by a silk cap of black. His legs
twitched convulsively, and the bared
neck showed a tremor as if breath
•were making a mighty effort to force
itself through the cruelly closed pas
sages. No attempt was made to raise
the body. The sheriff for a second time
pulled the lever, and the body of the
man slowly straightened out at the end
of tne rope, almost without jar, as the
trap fell. It was as if a beast had been
knocked in the head and slowly drawn
up for the knife. It was repulsively
shocking. It was as cruel an exhibition
as was ever offered upon the scatfold.
• •• Brave to tlie Lust. »-•?-'
And. to add to the strain uprw every
spectator not of completely calloused
heart, Kose met his fate not only
bravely, but earnestly protesting his
innocence to the ltrst. and charging the
crime for which he gave his life to an
other, lie spoke manfully; not a tre
mor in his voice; his eyes looking
squarely into those of the spectators
below", "lie knew that death encom
passed him, and he said "'good-by" in
tones never to be forgotten. Then, as
the rope was placed about his neck, he
said, in tones of unutterable regret, as
lie glanced up at the hempen strauds:
Jg'This looks pretty tough."
The black cap came down, and the
tragedy was carried out in the midst of
grotesque surroundings. The frame
iniilding enclosing the scaffold was
lighted with kerosene lamps, long
wicked, and making everything look a
sickly yellow. In front of the scaffold
was a line of men, presumably fnvorites
of the sheriff, and armed, for excuse,
with old muskets resurrected from some
vault. Other favorites of the sheriff
were present, among them one being
pointed out as H. G. Hayes, editor of
the Sleepy Eye Herald. Of course this
wasn't in violation of the law. as it was
interpreted in Redwood. And that the
majesty of justice might not be further
violated, there was placed a cordon of
burlesque comedians all about the jail.
These men, mostly old residents of Red
wood, were likewise armed with mus
kets having bayonets about a yard long.
It seemed the duty of these old-timers,
armed with their brief authority, to
keep legitimate newspaper men and
strangers away, while those who were
known were let past the line to put
eager eyes to the many knot holes and
cracks in the shambles, where they had
nn excellent view of the mismanaged
i hanging. John Whittet was the chief of
*iiis battalion of
l'-siree-Coiuedy Artists,
lnd to newspaper men proved the mos—
obnoxious. A number of drunken men
were allowed to congregate on the west
Side of the structure," and a big free
fight was only prevented by the appear
ance of Kose upon the scaffold. As it
was. he must have plainly heard the
profane wrangling as he mounted the
twenty-two rude steps leading him to
He stepped briskly up, unaided by
touch of any hand, fie had slept nearly
tour hours, and was called at 3:30 a.
in. of as beaatiftl a fall morning as is
ever known. The sky was clear of
every trace of cloud. "The full moon
liad swung down toward the western
horizon to throw long shadows of every
thing out of doors, while the light was
almost that of day. Rose, as soon as
up and dressed, asked for breakfast. It
was slow in coming, and a second time
he asked. There was still delay, and
the man upon whose lace the shadow of
death rested received with grateful
smile the young Scotch divine, Rev.
John Sincloir, who was present only on
account of Hose's earnest request.
"This is the happiest ni-rht," said
Rose, "that 1 ever passed in my life.
There was only one thing to mar my
happiness— thoughts of my mother. If
1 only knew, if I could realize that my
mother was reconciled. 1 would die the
happiest man- upon earth."
lor the first time during three long
years of confinement the strong man
broke down, and tears coursed over his
cheeks as he spoke so tenderly and lov
ingly of his aged mother. Then he re
covered his ' composure, paced rest
lessly up and down once or twice, and
sat down to his breakfast, eating heart
ily. Mr. Sinclair then read from the
Scriptures and prayed with the con
demned man.
"Now the end is very near, Rose,"
said the clergyman, after a time, "and
I want you to tell me in whom and what
you trust."
In Tuost decided and measured terms
Rose said:
"1 trust only in Him who died for
Then he lighted a cigar and puffed
■vigorously for some five minutes. Then
lie called to the sheriff outside:
Says He In Ready.
'Ton can come in when you like, f
tm ready."
Mr. Sinclair asked if there was uo last
request, no message.
"The only request I have," said Rose,
gravely and courteously, "is that you
follow my corpse to the grave."
The shinlf entered and produced the
dread warrant of death. Rose said that
it need not be read unless necessary.
Assured that it was necessary under the
law, he listened attentively to the read
ing. Then he was told "that friends
outside wished to see him.
"I would like to see them all," he
said, and three New UJm gentlemen
were admitted. He shook hands with
each, heartily, and told them that he
Hied an innocent man. Then, without
waiting fps the word, he crossed his i
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hands behind his back and turned them
to the sheriff to be handcuffed.
The noble bearing of the condemned
murderer touched every heart. He
seemed offering himself freely, as a
sacrifice. Knowing the certain fate in
store, he met it with heroic courage.
If guilty, Rose's actions at the last were
such as to place him among the most
hardened criminals the world has
known. If innocent, he went to bis
death with the heroism of a martyr of
old. And, whether innocent or guilty,
he met his death like a noble man.
Hose followed the sheriff across the
narrow passage way, climbed the stairs,
and placed hiinseir carefully upon the
trap without word or sisn, or assistance
from any one. His face showed no un
usual pallor, yet, from long confine
ment, it looked of macble white against
the jet-black hair and mustache of the
man. lie glanced at the little crowd of
people below, looked earnestly into
their eyes, and firmly, as if weighing
every word— as it' he would bring home
to every one his truth— as if he spoke
in the very presence of (?od -Jie said:
His L,-.tst Words.
"Gentlemen, you realize that I stand
on tnis platform to-night as a poor, un
fortunate man, who in a few minutes
must swins. I see a number of faces
before me which I know, and souk; of
you, centlemon, will surely live to see
the day that I shall be declared inno
cent. It is not by the strong arm of God
that this is done,' but by the strong arm
of the law. I must bow to it. Gentle
men, I believe and 1 know that the man
who killed Lufkin was Eli Slovcr. 1 re
peat it, gentlemen, that Slover is the
guilty man. Watch that old man Slover
and see whether my words don't come
"I thank you for being here and for
the kindnesses I have received from you.
Gentlemen, 1 bid you irood-by."
"Sheriff, do your duty," he quietly
remarked as the last words died away.
The straps were adjusted, the black
cap drawn. Mr. Sinclair had meant to
offer an invocation, but before the first
word was uttered the sheriff pulled the
lever by his side. There was a jar
which shook the entire structure, a
snap, and the body of William Rose lay
in a heap upon the floor, the noose
tight about his neck, and three feet or
more of the rope stretching along his
side. Imperfectly tested, the rope had
snapped in two. .
The horror-stricken spectators s.tood
absolutely without movement, as if
carved of granite. Sheriff .Mead was
the one to break the spell.
"Get him up! cot him up!" he said in
a hoarse whisper, heard only a few feet
away. Deputy Olmsted, who had stood
at the right of the prisoner, jumped
down through tho trap. Another dep
uty and Coroner Pease raised the body
and carried it up the steps, where it was
laid, full length, face upwards, upon the
readjusted tfap. Not a word was spoken
by any one. It was an appalling pan
tomime as the second noose dangling
above was pulled down and placed
about the neck. Then the body slipped
slowly downward and hung suspended.
The heart beat for six and a halt'
minutes and trace of it was felt for five
minutes longer. At the end of twenty
three minutes the body was cut down.
When the cap was removed the face
was seen as serene as if in sleep. There
was profuse hemorrhage from the nos
trils, .however. Frightfully disfigured
as it was, the neck was not cut. As
soon as the coroner viewed the remains
they were taken in charge by Under
taker Wardell. of Tracy, and enclosed
in a burial casket, silver trimmed, with
a plate bearing the inscription, "At
Rest." The undertaker acted under
the direction of Rose's mother, and at
noon the body was taken to Tracy,
where the funeral will be held to-mor
row. :--^. v -
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Why Not Corral Them for Thresh
. ing Crews. ■■■ -
St. Vincent, Oct. 16.— Within the
past few weeks, on account of the strict
enforcement of the .United States cus
toms regulations in New York state,
the tide of Chinese immigration is di
verted to the northern frontier of Min
nesota and North Dakota. Minnesota,
between Lake Superior and the Red
river, a distance of 400 miles, if guarded
by only three customs officers, and
North Dakota is not in much better
plight, consequently the Celestials are
coming on in droves in spite of the best
efforts of the few officers on duty. Col
lector Nelson, of the Dakota district, re
ceived a telegram on Tuesday from Kil
larney, Man., informing him that fifty
two Chinese had just gone south to
ward the international boundary line, a
few miles distant, and Department Col
lector C. J. Williams, of St. Vincent, re
ceived intelligence that twenty-eignt
others are on their way south towards
St. Vincent. This is but the beginning
of this undesirable immigration, but,
with about 400 arrivals weekly at Van
couver rrom China, a large increase will
be added to our population unless act
ive preventive measures are taken.
■ — , — . . — ■- . „ ■
The Woods Company Said to Be
Considering 'a Bonus. fiH
Special to the Globe. :':-.'
West Superior, Oct. 10.— A rumor is
current that the Central Superior De
velopment company has offered the
Walter A. Wood concern ?200.000 bonus
to locate on its town site. The Walter
A. Wood party, when in the city, were
the guests of that company, and were
taken to view the town site. There is
great probability of some definite nego
tiations between the parties. The Wal
ter A. Wood party left yesterday morn
ing for Minneapolis, after meeting rep
resentatives of the Land and River Im
provement company and the Consoli
dated Land company, the two largest
land companies of Superior.
■ ■ ' w;
Will They Appropriate?
Pikbbe, S. D., Oct. IG.-The people
of South Dakota will vote on Nov. o on
the question of an appropriation of
$50,000 for world's fair purposes. The
sentiment is rapidly changing in favor
of an exhibit. The fanner legislature
of last winter were generally in favor
of a representation, but their ideas of
the character of it were -not up to the
standard required by the magnificence
ot the state. Many were in favor of
appropriating 810,000. Some wanted to
vote for $2r>,000 and some would have
voted for $40,000, but the pressure of
outside lobbying for $50,000 was too
strong for no sum less than $50,000 that
between all parties and the members
an adjournment sine die was had with
out any appropriation.
Vessels Moving Slowly.
Special to the Globe.
Saui.t Ste. Marie, Mich., Oct. 16.—
The channel around the sunken steam
er Peck was completed last night. Ves
sels are passing, but very slowly. Most
of the large craft are grounded, and
caused great delay. The arrival of new
vessels is about the same as passages,
consequently there is not much decrease
in the blockade. Fears are expressed
that the banks of the channel may cave
in, but government officials think they
will hold. Only fourteen boats of the
down fleet of eighty have passed De
tour, and over eighty up-bound boats
are here still to pass. All vessels have
the assistance of a tug to pass.
Certain Defeat in the Coming-
Election Deters Him From
He Is Anxious That Some One
Else Should Assume
Smith's Role.
William O'Brien States His
Position Toward the Dead
Gladstone's Blunder— A Close
Alliance Between France
ana Russia.
London*, Oct. 15. — The Conservatives
have been prematurely jubilant over
having escaped the leadership of Mr.
Goschen. Members of the Carlton club,
after passing a pleasant day of excite
ment over the supposed success of their
epresentations made to Lord Salisbury,
received with a shock of disappointment
the statement from Balfour denying
that he had been offered the leadership.
Akers Douglas, Conservative whip,
on being appealed to to explain the
position, especially with a view to Mr.
Goschen's announcement at Cambridge
last nicht in conuattioii with
Mr. Balfour and the leader
ship, says Mr. Goschen spoke
without authority from Lord Salis
bury. His expressions must simply
be taken as a personal ac
knowledgment of Mr.Balfour's services.
Mr. Douglas denies that the premier has
yet definitely offered the vacant post to
any member of the cabinet. lie would
not say whether it had been offered to
any one outside the cabinet, meaning
the Marquis of llartington.
The truth of the position, as known to
the inner ollicial circle, is that Mr. Bal
four warts the Marquis of Hartington to
become the leader, with the reversion of
the post to himself. He pleads excessive
work in connection with the Irish local
government bill, which he desires to
pass during his tenure in office as chief
secretary for Ireland.
Fears Coining Defeat.
Boliind Mr. Balfours ostensible rea
sons for not takina: the lead of the party
in the house of commons at the present
juncture, he doubtless is 'influenced by
a feeling of aversion to have his early
period of leadership signalized by the
coming decisive defeat of the party.
No one having even casual contact
with the government ministers can
escape the conviction that forebodings
of a grand disaster at the next general
election fill their minds. Already they
have accepted defeat as inevitable
and talk of their personal ar
rangements consequent upon it. Mr.
Goschen knows and appreciates as
well as any one that the government
will soon collapse, and probably, like
Mr. Balfour, does not care to lead the
party into the valley of humiliation.
Mr. Balfour would prefer the Marquis
of liartington to take the place, both as
the most pliant instrument of Mr.
Gosehen, ready at any time to resign his
functions, and certain before long to go
to the house of lords on the death of his
aged lather, the Duke of Devonshire.
The indecision of the Marquis of Sal
isbury, due to the extreme gravity of
the internal situation, the dissensions
among the Conservatives and Liberal-
Uniouists on the eve of the election,
hopelessly damage the position of the
government at the present moment.
Salisbury appears to have been
driven back upon Harttngton, from
wliom he has the specific pledge to as
sume office if a condition of affairs arise
imperiling the coalition. La'tn to-ni;rht
the report prevailed in government
offices that the Marquis of Hartington
had iuduced the Marquis of Salisbury
to make a definite offer to Mr. Goschen
before calling him to take the burden of
responsibilities he had hitherto shirked.
The Irish Patriot Sets Himself
Right Before the World.
London, Oct. IG.— lt has been inti
mated for some days past that William
O'Brien, member of parliament for
Northeast Cork, was preparing a state
ment, or manifesto, in reply to the re
cent Parnellite defiances which have
been scattered right and left by the
leaders of that party. Mr. O'Brien's
statement is given to the public to-day.
He writes: •
"1 have waited since the funeral, hop
ing that the late Mr. PSfneli's leading
supporters, knowing my relations with
Mr. Parnell at Boulogne, would have
the manliness to disassociate themselves
from the diabolical charges circulated
broadcast by their special organ
that Mr. Dillon and myself
hounded their leader to death.
Now are the councils of peace madly
and finally cast to the winds; now have
the foulest insinuations as to our treat
ment ot Mr. Parnell become part of the
machinery of the dissension-mongers
without a word or repudiation or rebuke
from the men who know the charges to
be the foulest, most ungrateful and in
iquitous ever leveled at an Irish nation
alist. My countrymen will agree with
me that 1 am absolved from all obliga
tions of silence in regard to the confer
ences at Boulogne.
The unalterable basis of all communi
cations with Mr. Parnell at Boulogne
was. hrst and last, his retirement from
the leadership. 1 broke off communica
tion with him after the first interview
until 1 was informed by his chief lieu
tenant that he would entertain the pro
posal. I invite^ ParnelFs repre
sentatives to publish every docu
ment concerning the Boulogne ne
gotiations. We kept three objects
always in view. First, that it is im
possible that Mr. Parnell could continue
as chairman of the parliamentary com
mittee; second, to soften the memory
of Mr. Parnell's fault by every possible
Dalliative and evidence of good will
that his devoted colleagues could sug
guest; third, to avert the calamities
which we keenly felt to be irreparable
from any disruption of the forces.
We are fully pursuaded that these
objects would have been attained had
the terms we suggested been loyally
accepted, and Hie party would then
have been reunited under the leader
ship of Mr. McCarthy, leaving Mr. Par
nell an honorable place in Irish public
life. Mr. Parnell's four most influen
tial lieutenants professed themselves to
be as eager as ourselves to secure Mr.
Parnell's withdrawal, either on these
terms, or by reunion under the leader
ship of Mr. Dillon. These same men
are now silent, whilst their organ
charges me with plotting to get rid of
Mr. ParnelL
Thej tliemselves pressed me to con
sent to Mr. ParnelFs first proposition,
which was that he should retire in favor
of myself, and at the close of the nego
tiations they repeated their conviction
that it would have solved the difficulty
had I consented. Mr. Parnell's own
feelfaga as to my treatment cf him are
explained in the following lette • w.itten
to me on the day we uroKe on: negoti
Feb. 11, 1801— Dear O'Brien: I desire*
to express to you how deeply I feel the kind
ness and gentleness of spirit" shown to me by
you throughout the negotiations. ; I have felt
all along that I had no light to expect from
anybody the constant anxiety to meet my
views, the intense desire that nil proposals
claiming your sanction should be as palat
able as possible to me, which so distinguished
your conduct in the communications whic&*
• passed between us. I know that you have
forgiven much roughness and asperity ou
my part, and that you have made allowances
for some • unreasonable conduct from me,
which to anybody gifted with less uatlence
and conciliation than yourself would have
been most difficult.
"I appreciate intensely the difficulties
whiclPsurrounded you during these negotia
tions, the constant daily anxiety .wnicu
would have been overwhelming to anybody
possessed of less courage and devotion than
yourself. I fervently hope and believe that
the prospects of Ireland are not so dark as
you fear, and, after a little time, having
passed through the clouds and darkness, we
shall again stand on our former footing,
when in happier days we were comrades in
arms in behalf of a united Ireland. Dearest
O'Brien, I am always yours.
Mr. O'Brien concludes: "Thus closed
the Boulogne communications, with full
recognition that we parted as honorable
London, Oct. 10.— Timothy Harring
ton, M. P. for Dublin, replying to the
revelations of Mr. O'Brien," said that
followers of Mr. Parnell never made the
assertion that Mr. O'Brien was not
sincere in his desire to secure a settle
ment at the Boulogne conference. He
denies that the negotiation were based
on the absolute retirement of. Parnell,
and adds that the sooner Mr. O'Brien
publishes the text of the negotiations
the more delighted the followers of Mr.
Parnell will be. .
Both of the Irish Parties Are
- Growing Bitter.
Dt box, Oct. 10.— Pierce Mahoney,
member of parliament for North Meat!.,
speaking at a meeting of the followers
of Mr. Parnell to-day, was greeted as
the new leader. He railed Dillon and
O'Brien. A year ago he reverenced
them next to Mr. Parnell; he now
despised them from the bottom of his
heart. Though the parly had lost tlie
statesmanship of Parnell, the path he
marked out was plain, and they would
tread tiiat path. Defeats would not
discouratre them. If they had not a
sidgle seat in the house of com
mons, they would still have a par
ty in the country that would
live in the hearts of the in
dependent men of Ireland. By them
and their spirit Ireland would be re
deemed. Mahony is a mere figurehead.
He is a poor speaker, and has no known
gifts as a tactician. The section hr.s
but three men of proved parliamentary
ability— Redmond, Leary and John
O'Connor. The first named has become
the actual leader. The exaspera
tions of the factions increases dally.
Healy is specially marked out for detes
tation. His utterance recorded during
the K'lkenny contest about Parnell, "i
will drive him into his -grave or a luna
tic asylum," is recalled and largely
made use of.
His Followers Aroused on the
Subject of Efjypt.
Loxdox, Oct. 10. — The comments of
the official organs of the French and
other European governments in Mr.
Gladstone's announcing at Newcastle
his intention to move an order
for the evacuation of Egypt.
awoke the liberal leaders to the
prospective dangers arising from the
declaration. Communications between
Lord Rose be ry, Mr. Gladstone's la>t
foreign secretary, and Earl Spencer.the
coming foreign secretary, with other
leaders, have resulted in* the semi-of
ficial explanations, through the liberal
papers, -.putting a gloss on Mr. Glad
stone's words greatly at variance with
the first general interpretation.
Mr. "Gladstone did not mean that as
soon as he attained power he would
discontinue the occupation; he would
simply look for some way for bringing
to a close the present provisional
regime. James Brice, M. I\, as th#
next Liberal under foreign secretary,
was put up yesterday at Aberdeen to
declare that the Liberals would not
scuttle out of Egypt any more than
the Tories. England was under solemn
and reiterated engagements to only
withdraw her troops when this could be
done with safety to the progress and
prosperity of the country. Mr. Brief's
pronunciamento, made within view of
the responsibilities of office, shows that
Mr. Gladstone has again been flounder
ing into a blunder on the foreign policy,
which his colleagues find it necessary to
Franco and Russia Will Be
Bounden Allies.
Paris. Oct. 16.— The government is
sounding the temper of the deputies on
the question of a formal treaty with 5
Russia, and that should the -sentiment
be favorable, a draft of a written com
pact, which lias already been made lor
submission to the czar, will be mit in
shape for that purpose. It is under
stood that nearly every deputy, irre
spective of party affiliations, favors a
binding treaty with Russia. The frater
nization between the two countries has
been greatly stimulated by the success
of the Russian loan under French
direction. There is a rapidly growing
intercourse, and the number of wealtby
Russians in Paris is greater than lor
many years past, while Russians engage
with Frenchmen and Frenchmen with
Russians in business enterprises.
The objectof 11. de (Hers, the Russian
foreign minister, in seeking the recent"
interview with the king of Italy and*
Marquis di Rudini, the Italian premier,*
was to ascertain the nature of the triplet
alliance before concluding a treaty with
France. King Humbert assured 51. de
Gi£rs that the triple alliance was based
on a defensive and not on an o&'ensivet
The Prohibition Stands.
Paris, Oct. 16.— At a meeting of the
cabinet the protest of the archbishop of
Rheims and of the bishop of Angers
against the government order prohibit
ing bishops from leaving theirjdioceses
without permission from the govern
ment was discussed. The order com
plained of was issued as a result of the
recent disorders in the Pantheon at
Rome. After carefully weighing both
sides of the question, and giving the
protests clue consideration, the cabinet
decided that the order must be enforced,
by all possible means.
Shortening the Service.
Berlin*, Oct IG.— The military au
thorities have decided to extend the
short service experiment. The two bat
talions now quartered at Metz will be
composed wholly of recruits. They
will be taught all the exercises the fiftst
year, the second being devoted to a
repetition and extension on a moire
thorough scale. This decision results
from the necessity of the quicker train
ins of recruits in order to keeu pace
with the rapid growth of the French
The Relations of Labor and
Capital Touched by the
Religion Held to Be the One
Thing" "Necessary for a
- ? Solution.
Methodist Unity Favored by
the Council— Sentiment
in England.
Women's Associations Name
the New Officers and Will
Push Work.
Washington, Oct. IG.— Rev. F. W.
Bourne, president of the Bible Metho
dist Church of England, occupied'the
chair at the beginning of the ninth day's
session of the ecumenical Methodist
council. The subject of Methodist fed
eration, which was adjourned from yes
terday, was again taken up.
Rev. Dr. Waller, of England, rising to
a question of privilege, disclaimed any
intention of reflecting in any way upon
Dr. Stephenson in his remarks of yes
terday. Dr. Buckley, of New York,
said that the Americans present did not
understand the English methods of rul
ing, and the English delegates did not
understand the force of the "point of
order" in American leeislative prac
tices. These misunderstandings might
account for the friction in yesterday's
After remarks by various delegates on
the resolutions and expressing regret
that anything had occurred yesterday
to mar the proceedings, the question
was put on the adoption of the report
and it was agreed to unanimously, amid
applause. The business committee re
ported the following resolution:
The conference expresses its devout thank
fulness to Almighty God that, through the
growing infltienna of Christirtii opinion, the
contagions diseases acts hare been abolished
in the United Kingdom, but deeply regrets
that such immoral legislation is still in force
In various other parts of the world. The
conference further declares its earnest hope
that Christian sentiment will soon make such
immoral legislation everywhere impossible;
and further, the conference records its strong
conviction that men of notoriously immoral,
life should not be allowed to occupy places
of public trust and authority.
The resolution was adopted without
debate. The committee also reported a
resolution demanding the complete sup
pression of tne opium trade in all parts
of the world. It was adopted.
Atkinson Snubbed. % ■■ t .
Mr. Atkinson, M. P., rising to a per
sonal explanation, said that he had
spoken : in parliamentary terms yester
day. He would not make any explana
tion under duress ami when somebody
held a pistol to his head. But now be
would say that when he had yesterday
talked about .Bible Christians ami Prim
itive Methodists he had spoken as he
had often before when lie presided over
meetings of those bodies and cave of his
substance to aid them n England. In
that country he. should have felt de
graded to have to explain that he had
always gone hand .in "hand with all
Methodist bodies ami had the highest re
gard for all of them. : -
One of the Primitive Methodists arose
and expressed the grateful appreciation
of the delegation to Dr. Steplienson for
kindly words, but failed to notice. Mr.
Atkinson's remarks, although the latter
inquired if his words had not been
The topic* of the morning session,
".•'Social Problems," was then taken up.
lion. Alden Speare, president of the
Boston chamber of commerce, read the
essay on "The Church in Her Relation
to Labor and Capital." - Mr. Spearesaid
that the church, by the spiritual
changes which it has wrought In the
lives of millions of her membership, has
elevated them from habits and condi
tions that lead only to poverty and
crime. In return for such priceless
; benefits, labor and capital should give
their first and best efforts to the church
for its extension and prosperity.
i lii a country like our own, under a gov
ernment of the people and by the peo
tpie. the 'elective franchise "should not
:be given to any foreigner till he can
read and write the language of the
i couutry ot his adoption and has been
long enough a resident to . become con
versant with the laws and customs of
! the land, be that time ten or twenty-one
years. it seems the question of
Hours of Labor
is vastly more vitnl to the wage-earner
thau to capital. For ten years the aver
aze return to capital has not been 4 per
cent. If further pressed the "goose
that lays the golden egg" of constant
and well-femunerated employment is
killed, our manufactures must be
closed and the laborer be left without
We are In accord with the proposition
so generally accepted— that politics
shall not be the subject of pulpit dis
cussion. We are rather fully persuaded
that pulpits should speak with ho un
certain sound on ail subjects to the well
being and happiness of the people.
Rev. J. Berry, of Wellington, New
Zealand, delivered an address on "The
Moral Aspect of Labor Organizations
and Strikes." He said the position of
Methodism in the twentieth century
will depend upon her attitude toward
the labor movement in the last decade
of the nineteenth. In considering- the
morality of a strike there are two ques
tions at least, which must be answered:
i First, is the cause sufficient? Second,
is the method justifiable? A strike is
a social and economic war, but it
is necessary for labor to organize
and fight because capital organizes and
fights ami is generally the stronger of
the two. There can be no peace between
employer and employed until the prin
ciple of profit-sharing is recognized as
the equitable settlement of the wage
question and adopted wherever practic
able. Let us make haste to wipe out
the reproach that the Christian pulpit
hardly touches upon the duty of the
rich to the poor except by an occasional
sermon on the duty of broad charity.
We should have justice first. Until jus
tice Is done there is no place for charity.
I. R. Inch, LL. 1)., of Canada, spoke
on the subject of "The Moral Aspects of
Combinations of Capital." Mr. Inch
said loss to individuals may come even
from a beneficent combination, but the
progress of the race must not be stayed
because a few may be sacrificed to the
general good. The power of combina
tion legitimately acquired must also be
legitimately exercised in accordance
with equity towards employes and
even toward competitors. The alarniing
extent to which
Tiie Tyranny of Trusts
has been exercised in the United States
and Canada has been only partially re
vealed, and yet a system of spoliation
lias been uncovered, in comparison
with which the exactions of the feuda
lists might hide their diminished heads.
Jfttv. I)r. Worthington, of England,
said that the wages among the laboring
classes in America were not materially
higher than in England, but their ex
penses were much greater. Hon.
.1. T. Tyler, of Ohio, said he had been a
workman himself. lie had concluded
that there was no adequate remedy on
the face of the earth for the complaints
of labor except the Christian religion
and the abolition of the liquor traffic.
Rev. Frank 13a!larct, of England, said
that' Christianity had never been tried
as a remedy for labor troubles.
Rev. Peter Thompson, of London, in
an essay upon the "Obligations of the
Church in Relation to the Social Condi
tion of the People.'' said there had bei'n
culpable neglect and indifference on the
part- of all churches, and the rapid
chances of recent years involving the
degradation and ruin of multitudes had
not been watched and deait with as they
shonld have been. He was comine to
the conclusion that almost* the worst
doom that could come in this life was
the workhouse for men and women and
pauper schools for children.
Rev. D. H. Tribon, of Philadelphia,
declared that he was a chaplain in the
navy and an old-fashioned red-hot re
pentor.you-be-damned Methodist. As a
poor man and a working man, he ob
jected against being \fut over to one
side and having t lie rich look upon them
as wild animals.
The evening session was devoted to
the subject of "Missions in Heathen
and Christian Lands."
Election of Officers at the Mich-
Gkaxd R.vrins. Mich., Oct. 16.— At
this morning's executive session of the
national congress of the Association tor
the Advancement of Women ofricers
were elected as follows for the year IS'JI
-92: President, Julia Ward Howe, Rhode
Island; vice presidents, Edna D.
Cheney, Massachusetts; E. Louise
Demorest, New York; Martha H.
Mowry, M. D., Rhode Isiand;
Abbie M. Fulton, Maine; Caroline R.
Wendell, New Hampshire; L. M.
Smiley, Vermont; Charlotte E. Browne,
New Jersey; Mary E. Cobb. Pennsyl
vania; Elizabeth T. Graham, Maryland:
Jean M. Lander, District of Columbia;
Caroline M. Brown, Virginia; Elizabeth
Wyde Botume. South Carolina; Anna
C. Bowser, Kentucky; Rebecca N.
Hazard, Missouri; Louise G. Hufford,
Indiana; Rev. Augusta J. Chapin, Il
linois; Lucinda If. Stone, Ph. I).,
Michigan; Ida Stonewall letler, Min
nesota; Mrs. Nancy Adsit. Wisconsin;
Mrs. D. M. Cooley, Iowa; Clara Bewick
Colby, Nebtaska; Jennie A. Freiseth,
Utah; Ellen W. Mitchell, Colorado;
Sophia D. Grubb, Kansas; Mary B.
Moody, M. D., Connecticut; A'.mira B.
Hamilton, Cauada; Ellen C. Sanrent,
California: Secretary, Elizabeth Lord
Tifft, Buffalo, N. V.; treasurer,
Henrietta L. F. Wolcott, Dedham,
Mass.; auditors, Sophia Curtiss Hoff
mann, New York; Ella V. Mark, M. IX.
Maryland; directors, Komella L. Clapp,
New York; Ella V. Mark, M. D., Mary
land; Frances Fisher Wood, New York;
Mary F. Rogers, Kentucky; Ella C. Lap
ham, New York; Mary A. Kipley, .Ne
braska; Harriett A. Townsend. New
York; Mary Wright Stewart, In
diana; Mary P. Eastman, Massa
chusetts; Elizabeth Boynlon Her
bert, Illinois; Caroline A. Kennard,
Massachusetts; Clara P. Bourland,
Illinois; Kate Gannett Wells, Massa
chusetts; Catherine A. F. Stebinus,
Michigan; Susan Woodman, Hamp
shire; Belle M. Perry, Michigan; Lina
Barry Taylor, Connecticut; Mary N.
Adams, Iowa; Rev. A. B. Blackwell,
New Jersey; Nellie Reid Cady, Iowa;
Charlotte L. Pierce, Pennsylvania;
Amanda L. Aikens, Wisconsin; Mary E.
Wing, Nebraska; Dr. Emily 11. Stone.
Connecticut: lone F. Huni'.a, Colorado;
The congress closed this evening
with a symposium on the subject of
"Man," who was handled without
gloves by numerous speakers. The ex
ecutive committee will meet in St. Paul
Oct. 20, and decide on the t'me and
place of the next annual meeting of the
Important Changes in the Asso-
elation Constitution.
Chicago, 111., Oct. 16.— This was the
fourth day of the biennial conference of
the International Women's Christian
association, ll was passed in secret
session. The forenoon was taken up
in the discussion and formation
of a new constitution, which now
gives the "Association a strong cen
tral organization, with power to
transact business. Heretofore each
local association has existed inde
pendently, the conference electing
no permanent otiicers, simply appoint
ing an international committee which
has power only to make arrangements
for the ensuing conference. It could
not raise funds nor prosecute any active
aggressive work. The new constitution
provides for an executive committee
ejected by ballots, and all other officers.
This committee will meet at the
call of the president and will
have power to push the work of
organization. The new officers elected
are President. Mrs. C. K. Springer;
St. Louis; vice president at huge, Mrs.
C. X. Judson, Broklyn; recording sec
retary, Mrs. Fannie Cassidy Duncan.
Louisville; assistant secretary, Mrs.
William Simpkin, Richmond, Vs. ; treas
urer, Mrs. John J. Underwood, Lincoln.
Neb. In response to an invitation of
Miss Frances Wiilard, t'»e conference
elected as fraternal delegates to the
World's W. C. T. U., which meets in
Boston in IS'J3, Mrs. S. C. Elliott, of
Lincoln, Neb., and Miss C. V. Drink
water, of Boston. The next conference
will be held in Buffalo.
English Sentiment Opposed to
London', Oct. IC— The feeling of the
Washington ecumenical congress to
wards a union cf churches has not the
entire sympathy of Methodists here.
The proposed conferences for bringing
about a union of the Methodist
bodies of England and America
will not be opposed, but the opin
ions of a number of members
of the London Wesleyan council
are doubtful on the early probability of
organic union. Toward the approaches
of the Non conformist council for closer
relation the Wesleyan council, in ses
sion this week, gave an absolute re
fusal. The Nun-conforinistflcouncil sent
to the body a letter urging joint action
on leading social questions. The Wes
leyan committee, however, declined the
Lutheran Council.
Buffalo, Oct. 16.— The general coun
cil of the Lutheran chuteji .to-day.de
cided to issue a supplement book to the
old church book. The application of
the English Lutheran synod of the
Northwest for admission into the gen
eral council was postponed until the
president of the Augustana synod gives
his opinion.
■Lieo May lieave Romo.
Rome, Oct. 16.— The pope in a note to
the powers says that recent Pantheon
disorders were of importance and insists
it is impossible for both the Italian gov
ernment and the "papacy to remain in
Its Name Is Boies, and It Is
Sweeping Things in the
Hawkeye State.
Why the Once Rock-Ribbed
Republican State Will
Elect Boies.
Ex-Chief Justice Day Writes
a Letter on the Prohi
bition Law.
It Will Be Worth Thousands
of Votes to the Dem
Special to the Globe.
Dubuqctk. 10., Oct. 16.— Never in all
its history has the trreat state of lowa
been stirred from center to circumfer
ence, politically speaking, so thoroughly
as It is daring the present campaign.
The great commonwealth which gyve
(Jai -field 80.000 majority has become fight
ing ground, with a Democratic governor
now occupying th 3 chair. The proud
Republican majority, which was cons
idered Impregnable, has dwindled
down to almost if not quite a minority.
By dint of hard work, the state ticket
was saved to the g. o. p. last fall by
pluralities of a little over 1,000. It was
a most complete revolution— not for a
single day, but for years. Its effect
became visible when William Larrabee
was last elected governor in ISB7. He was
a minority governor by nearly 4,000. In
reality, however, the" revolution d^tes
back to the campaign of 1833, when the
Republicans elected a majority of only
two in the lower house of the legisla
ture. It was only by a bare-faced sys
tem of gerrymandering congressional
and legislative districts that the Repub
licans retained control of the state, and
the political map of lowa stands to
day as o moujiment to their desperation.
t'omioi- table majorities.
Last fall the Democratic majority on
congressmen was over 9,000. This, too,
when purely national issues were in
controversy. With these same national
issues incidental and added to the ab
sorbing local question of prohibition it is
as certain to tollow as night follows day
that the Democratic majority next
month will be doubled if not trebled.
Two years ago Hon. Horace Boies was
elected governor on the Democratic
ticket. He has proven the best executive
lowa ever had. With a record as clean
as falling snow, his course in the guber
natorial chair has challenged the ad
miration ,of the entire state, and
even Republicans are forced to admit
his most excellent administration. The
radicals themselves admit it, when they
forsake an fittack upon his official acts,
and confine tlieir tirade against his Slew
York speech, in which he demonstrated,
from figures furnished largely by Re
publicans themselves, that farming 13
carried on at a loss. It is but a
few years since the Dcs Moines
Register, the leading .Republican daily
of the stale, advised lowa farmers to
burn their corn, because it was more
valuable as fuel than to be placed on
the market; at current prices. In their
attack upon the governor the Repub
licans found they had made an over
whelming blunder. Business men re
fused to forsake him for telling the
truth, and the fanners, on whom it was
hoped the tirade would have the great
est effect, rallied to the Boies standard,
loudly proclaiming him their leader
who had the manhood to stand before
the nation and eloquently plead their
cause. The Democratic committee sent
the governor's speech
Broud<ii.».t Over the State,
and its influence was exactly opposite
to that expected by the Republicans.
Seeing their error in attacking nis New
York speech, the party organs have en
tirely forsaken the fight, and are now
concentrating their efforts on holding
their followers under the party yoke
through fear. The terrible cry of
"Michigandlzing lowa I ' has been raised,
and the Republican uosses assert that if
the Democrats capture the state they
will pass a law wheieby each congres
sional district will choose its own presi
dential elector, thus uiving the Demo
cratic candidate a majority of lowa's
electoral vote. They have set up
still another cry. The legislature,
which meets next winter, redistricts the
state for congressional and legislative
purposes. Republican leaders claim to
see danger that the Democrats, it suc
cessful,"will gerrymander the state so
completely that Republican success will
be absolutely impossible in the future.
A few who love party better than prin
ciple were being held in the traces on
this cry, when (Joy. Uoies effectually
exploded their fear by announcing that
he would never, if re-elected governor,
sanction a redistricting bill which (iocs
injustice to any portion of the state.
He would never indorse such a district
as the Third, Henderson's
"Jloukey Wrcuch" District,
which is but one county in width and
extends 200 miles, over halt' way across
the state. The Republicans have eiven
sufficient provocation for the Demo
crats to* do likewise, if placed in power,
and that is what they fear; but the
standard-bearer declares, in unmistak
able language, that his party must be
just to the people. He is openly pledged
to this, and his pledges will be re
deemed. is a great difference be
tween the two candidates seeking the
suffrages of the people. From the day
he was nominated until this, Hiram C.
VVheeler, tne Republican candidate, has
given no expression to his views upon
any question. He lias never written a
letter ot acceptance, and the people of
lowa are to-day in ignorance whether
he conscientiously stands on the Re
publican platform or not. He has not
made a speech. His plan of cam
paign has been to ride around
the state shaking hands and
exhibiting himself at county fairs.
When in Dubuque and other large cities
of the state, reporters on the daily press
attempted to gain from him an interview,
but without success. He steajtfa^tly re
fused to talk politics. Jn striking con
trast to Wheeler's campaign is that of
(iov. Boies. He not only wrote a manly
letter of acceptance, but he is also ex
pressing himself unequivocally on the
great questions now agitating the minds
of the lowa voters.
He Does Not Dodze
a single point or evade a single issue.
The people of lowa know him not only
by his unequalled record in the guber
natorial chair, but also by liis expressed
opinions ou what local government
should be. if his party is placed in
power. Never did a* Democrat in the
state wage such a mighty and success
ful warfare before. Heison a triumph
sl inarch across the state. Visiting
every section he is received everywhere
with enthusiasm, and Independent Re
publicans are daily flocking to his stand
ard. He is delivering from four
to six speeches each week, ami
their influence is being felt.
#i% A WORD
IMMIJ Keeps yon before the
N public through
NO. 200.
"Weather Colder, showers.
The Ross hanging was shocking*
Chinese flocking over border.
lowa is looking Democratic
Pennsylvania miners strike.
Henry Villard delivers an address
Heavy hail storm up North-
Great tower to be built in Chicago^
Gladstone said to have blundered^
Mille Lacs refuse to move- .
Wine rooms are roastedi
Blame writes a letter.
Wyoming lands ceded.
Dun reports trade improving.
France and Kussia getting together*
Five people suffocated in London.
Big Forgeries at Milwaukee.
Tecumseh, Neb., Bank Closes.
Fatal Wreck on the Panhandle.
Broker Evans Kills Himself, Boston.
Terrible Case of Depravity in Ohio.
The tone of the market in Chicago was
changed yesterday. Buyers of Thursday
were eager to sell at tho opening, and offer
ings exceeded the demand. October wheat
opened at OG^sc, December at Wtfic. May at
51.048 i; and the close was at OtHic, CSUc-and
51.04% respectively. October corn closed at
52% c. November at 4Sc, May at 42c. Oats
closed at 27%0 October, 27%0 November and
30tsc May. ;
Tho New York stock market was stronger,
and material gains were the rule all along the
list, with the close quiet, but firm, *at the
best prices for the day.
While Gov. Boies shines forth as an
able exponent of Democratic principles,
he shines equally, if not superior, fn
putting his antagonists to rout. Early
in the campaign, Senator Allison es
sayed to call in question the governor's
statements and received such veritable
annihilation from his excellency that ho
has forsaken the lowa stump and gone
down into Ohio to gather inspiration at
the feet of Bill Mclvinloy. Secretary of
State McFarland went after the gov
ernor, and since the latter replied, Mc-
Farland has not dfired to Show his head. 1
The upper lowa conference of the .M.
E. church, recently in session at Daven
port, passed resolutions strongly
Condemning IIIh CoarM
as governor in pardons alleged to have
been granted violators of the prohib
itory law. Rev. Dr. J. 11. Rhea, vi
Marsbantown, was a member of the
contcrence and helped frame the de
nunciatory resolutions. When the gov
ernor spoke at Marshalltown he took
occasion to refer to one commutation ho
had granted, In which the nan:e of Revv
Dr. Khea appeared as one of the hun
dreds of petitioners. The preacher was 1
overthrown. He is now out In a card
through the public press showing that
he signed the petition lor executive
clemency because the subject deserved
it. He had long before forsaken the saloon
business, and the preacher was con
vinced he desired to follow more honor
able pursuits. In vindicating himself,
Rev. J)r. Khea unwittingly defends the
governor in the very acts for which lie.'
aided to condemn him at the conference
session. Thus it is that Gov. Boles lias
silenced his viilitiers. lie weakens not 1
when approaching the contest, and has
given the Republicans the greatest sur
prise party of their lives in a common- J
wealth where only a few years ago it!
was worth a man's life to hold up his
head and declare himself a Democrat.
The tidal wave is on.- Gov. Boies' i
strength has increased wonderfully in
the past two weegs, until at the present
time the Kepub'lican candidates are
completely unhorsed, ami in wilder des»
Deration than was King Richard 111.
The Old Justice Out of the Repnb*
Sioux City, 10., Oct. 10. -The other
night it was telegraphed from Dcs
Moines that the Democrats had a little
surprise in store for their Republican
opponents in the form of a notable- de
fection from the Republican ranks. It,
was said that when the name of the
gentleman who had concluded to work
and vote for the election of Boies and a
Democratic legislature Was made pub
lic, it would create something of a sen
sation. The letter which this gentle
man has written, and which was
given to the lowa press
to-dny, is addressed to Mr.
Park, Democratic candidate for the leg
islature from Polk county (Dcs Monies),
and is signed by* James (« Day, ex-chief
justice of lowa, a life-long Republican,
and one of the most distinguished men
of the state. That letter is a master
piece in the way' of arraignment of,,pro
hibition. It la very long, for so vital a
topic cannot be dismissed in a word.
Judge Day reviews the history of the
Republican party in lowa, its loyalty to
the union, its unswerving fealty to the
principles which once made that party
great in national affairs, and its general
influence in the direction of human
progress, but he declares that in lowa
the party has sadly departed from its
mooring--. For the past few years it
has been sroverned by principles not in
accord with the best and broadest
thought, and its usefulness as an in
tellectual Hiid moral factor In this state
at least seems to be at an end.
The judge says he speaks more par
ticularly with reference to the. doctrine
of prohibition, which at first was thought
to be a wise experiment, bat which he
has become convinced is a failure in all
its phases. He believes that the doc
trine has not been and cannot be en
forced In an intelligent and liberty-lov
ing community, it has utterly failed In
lowa. It has led to willful violation of
law that cannot be checked or punished
in the present condition of public senti
ment. It has impeded the progress anil
advancement of the state; it has re
tarded her growth and development, as
is shown by official statistics; it has pro
moted vice in low quarters, has brought
into being a contemptible class of in
formers and b!ackmailers,and its opera
tion, at least, has lowered the tune of
the whole community.
It has necessitated increased taxation
to pay the cost of espionage; it has de
prived the state and municipalities of a
reasonable source of revenue for cur
rent expenses, enjoyed by other states;
if has paralyzed certain industries
which in their states are fruitful sources
of taxable income, thus increasing by so
much the burden of the fanner and
wage earner of lowa, and, in fact, says
Judge Day, "its whole material and
physical influence has been bad and a
most regretable detriment to the state
of lowa. It gives me pleasure to say
that I will cast my vote in a way the
most likely to secure a repeal of the
present unwise law." This declaration,
coming just after the Republican "corn
•and tariff" demonstration at Dcs Moines
yesterday, will create a breeze. It
shows that ex-Chief -Justice Day does'
not regard the present corn crop "or the
ElfeKinley tariff as the vital issues in
lowa, and that he proposes to base i
own action 011 broader aud more reason
able grounds.

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