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Such was the reason given lately by a lady for placing her 'Help Want ed Ad." in the Globe. The Globe is the Popular Medium VOL XI V. AN AURORAL FLUSH. Beautiful Borealic Display in the Early Evening Hours Yesterday. Heaven's Own Coloring" Seen in the Splendid Curtain of the North. The Brilliant Phenomenon Ex tended From Minnesota to the Atlantic. Host Wonderful Seenie Play of Colors Ever Witnessed in America. Ju-^t after dark last evening and be fore the nearly full moon had risen, this entire section ot country was treated to a most remarkable auroral display, which was particular]; brilliant at St. Paul. The solor liglit had not entirely disappeared from the sky when sudden ly an opal glow appeared in the north, extending forty degrees toward the south. It came in the form of a wavy, tremulous curtain, that glowed and faded with alternating splendor, the shadowy edges fringing with a faint gleam of the most delicate pink. The lower or northern edge of this celestial curtain hung in a semi-circle above the horizon, and the upper edge advanced and retreated on the sky, now fending out long steamers of the deli cate light and again withdrawing and fading into a scarcely distinguishable color. For half an hour the borealic light played in the sky in this form, when the curtain appearance faded-en tirely away, and was succeeded by the pointed or Kay Phenomenon. Toward the northern horizon the color concentrated in a warm, red glow, from which central point long streamers of light were flashed across the sky. ad vancing in a warm pink and fading back again with just a suggestion of lavender. As the night deepened and the moon rose the northern splendors gradually faded, and by S o'clock, when the moon rose high and clear in the heavens, no trace of the aurora was to be seen. The aurora boreaiis. or northern light, Is caused by the passage of electric cur rents through highly rarefied strata of air. The presence of the phenomenon is alway accompanied by strong elec trical disturbances of sublunary mat ters, and this was the case last night. The telegraph wires worked badly, and for a time the transmission of messages was badly interfered with. Even the telephone wires suffered somewhat, and several loops were cut out entirely, be cause, as the operator expressed it, they ••worked out of whack."" View From A it kin. Special to the Globe. Aitkin, Minn., Feb. 13.— Tlie most highly illuminated picture ever seen here was at 6:30 this evening in ths horizon. It was not similar to northern lights in the zenith of the horizon. The various colors came to a point, branch- Ing out east and west to angles of nine ty degrees, and all colors describable were presented. Many persons were greatly excited over the advent of the scene. At 7:30 almost clear telegraph wires could not be operated. BAWEUS OF FIRE. Gothamites Enjoyed a Splendid Spectacle. New York, Feb. 13.— The heavens presented a magnificent display of the aurora horealis this evening. Shortly after 7 o'clock it suddenly burst from the northern sky like long, lofty ban ners of fire. The dingy, dark appear ance of the heavens which usually precedes its appearance had been in visible, probably owing to the brilliancy of the moon and the starlit skies. The columns of scarlet light rose Higher and higher until they almost reached the zenith, and then sank away agaiu to more tofts of fire. Again they spread in ribbons of claiet-colored light, almost across the northwestern horizon, making a sight of magnificent beauty. Then the col umns at each end of the auro ra's arch disappeared, only to in crease the glitter and "glory of the central pillars of fire. Thus appar ently strength* ned this pillar shot far toward the zenith, looking like a large lonic column supporting the vault of the sky. But the vision was only mo mentary; the column seemed to tremble and the ever-changing aurora again as sumed other forms. Near the back of the aurora during the entiie display, which ended at S o'clock, a mass of greenish-yellow cloud was seen stretching along over many de grees of the open heavens. At first it was feared in the city that some lire had begun its ravages, and had thrown its reflections upon the 6kies. There was for a time some ex citement in the fire department and alarms were expected at every minute. But none came, and then it was sup posed that the brilliant colors were due to burning buildings in New Jersey. " RARE OCCURRENCES. Prof. Stockwell Accounts for the Display. Cleveland, Feb. 13.— The extra ordinary brilliancy of the aurora bore alis this evening caused marked com ment in this city. Prof. J. X. Stockwell, the well known astronomer, was qutstioned regarding this sin gular display, and said it had been thirty years since Jie saw such phenom ena. "I had about forgotten them, as they seem to have gone out of the fash ion. From 1850 to 1862 the appearance of northern lights were quite frequent." He said the phenomena were simply electrical displays, about which little is Known. They seemed to be electric al discharges caused by magnetic dis turbances and that they cannot be more than fifty or sixty miles high. "The tact of the matter is," said he, "nobody knows anything about them more than that they are electrical dis turbances." A YELLOW BEAUTY. Denizens of the Ambitious City Enjoyed It. St. I.ouis.Feb. 13.— The Northern sky tonight presented the appearance of an aurcra borealis. Prof. Fred Duenekel. the meterologieal observer at Forest Park, is quite certain that it was a genuine aurora borealis, a» he has seen *^ r * v^w— iixse-_^"f =^^^4^i>'^ s * phenomena of this kind several times, and says he cannot be mistaken. The disp!:i> lbeean about t>:3o and at 7 o'clock it was invisible. It stivtehed from about 20 de« aiove the horizon to the zenith, tilling the whole northern sky. Its p.v co u.natinj color was a pale yel s"w. IN THE SOUTH. Virginia and Tennessee Caught Glimpses ol* It. LKxixGTO.N.Aa.. Feb. 13.— The North ern skies were brilliantly illuminated tonight oy one of the grandest and most brilliant displays of the aurora borealis ever witnessed here. Washington. Feb. IS. — About 8 o'clock this evening there was a brilliant display of aurora borealis, which ex cited some apprehension of a large fire in the northern part of the city. Nashville. Feb. 13.— The aurora was visible here during the rirst part of the eveniinr. Later ram clouds came up and obscured it. It was not very brilliant, but enough to make people as they came in trains from the south think part of Nashville was on fire. ; ■ Ndt Visible in Oregon. Portland, Or., Feb. 13.— The aurora borealU was not visible in this city. The only evidence of an electrical storm was the fact that the telegraph wires were affected and press reports delayed. A SCIENTIFIC VIEW. Natural Result of Sun Spots and Others Coming. Chicago, Feb. 13.— A gorgeous illu mination of the heavens was visible to night at cities over a thousand miles apart. It was the most wonderful ex hibition of Che aurora or northern lights possibly ever seen from American cities. Dispatches show that the phenomenon extended over a great belt of territory from Minnesota to the Atlantic coast. The magnificent spectacle was scien tifically observed at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Astronomical Director W. J. Hussey, of that institu tion, writes tbe result as follows: "The brilliant rose-red aurora visible tonight was not altogether unexpected. In a general way auroras have been predict ed for about this time. Tonight's dis play is the natural result of the appear ance ot the great sun spot which has been visible during the past week. Other aurora displays may be expected in the near future.'' Other dispatches show the phenome non was witnessed at Sew York, Louis ville. Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, Detroit. Indianapolis. Minne sota. Illinois and lowa points, but not at be. Louis, Kansas City or Memphis. At Cincinnati it was first supposed that the city of Hamilton, twenty-five miles north, was on fire. A corresondunt at Lyons, Io M gives a typical description as follows: From east to west the northern sky here was illuminated by an immense half-circle of light flaming upward nearly to the zenith. At first almost blood red, it dimmed at times to delicate pink, and would brighten suddenly. The circle was shot with rays of al most white lights all point ing outward from the circle. It began at 6 p. m., and for an hour was a gorgeous sight. At 7p. in. it began dis appearing. The weather had been very warm throughout the day, but after the aurora is rapidly growing cold. The aurora was plainly visible in Milwaukee. The peculiar disturbance known to telegraph operators as an electric storm greatly hampered op erators working wires "stretching north from this city, but did not materially affect the line going east and west. -^^ WANT HOME RULE. The Utah Commission Alleged to Be No Good. Washington, Feb. 13.— The senate committee on territories this morning gave another hearing to a delegation from Utah, in favor of the senate bill to give Utah the right of self-government, such as other territories have. The arguments today were devoted to a re hearsal of what the speakers asserted to be the mismanagement of the affairs of the territory by its officials; the illegal use of the powers vested in the judi ciary; the corrupt methods practiced in local elections and the neglect of the Utah commission to properly supervise them: the improper exercise of the veto power by the governor, and the bad government generally to which the peo ple were subjected, and from which they asked relief by congress. C. C. Richards, a lawyer, of Ogden, spoke of the election laws in the "terri tory, and the methods pursued in con ducting them. Mr. Richards said the condition of affairs is such as might have been expected from tne hands of strangers. The commission, from the time it first came into Utah until now, has never lost an opportunity to de prive the people of their sacred rights, and, when protest was made, they rushed before the people of the coun try with some hideous nightmare to arouse the public prejudice against the people of the territory. At this point Senator Davis said: "Do you mean by that that Senators Kamsev and Paddock have been engaged in that sort of .work?" ' We do, most decid edly,' said Mr. Richards. ■ Speaking upon the judicial system, he said the people looked |upon the courts as enemies rather than as friendly arbi trators. lie denied that polygamy ex isted in the territory, and thought the people were as law-abiding as any in the country. They were entitled to local Self-government, like other states and territories, and all they asked was a trial. If they were found incompetent to govern themselves, then congress could again take the matter in hand. m ;_v : -: GIIOVEU IN THE LEAD. A Poll of Georgia Gives Him a Big Majority. Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 13.— Atlanta Journal piints a poll of the state of Georgia on presidential preferences this afternoon, and correspondents were in structed to interview twelve of the most prominent Democrats in each county. The result shows an overwhelming ma« jority for Cleveland. Out of 1,230 prom inent Democrats interviewed, Cleveland is the first choice of all but 329, Gorman gets 24, Grey 13, and the rest are scat tering. The reports come from eighty seven towns and seventy-three counties. Boss Filley Capitulates. St. Louis, Feb. 13.— Whether Chaun cey I. Filley, the leader of the Filley faction of the Republican party in this state, would indorse the administration has been problematic until today. In reply to a telegram to the World, in quiring if he could swing the' state ; for Alger, he told the correspondent that he saw no reason why Missouri should not send a solid delegation to Minneap olis for Harrison. . . ; Opposed to Subtreasuries. E.MroKiA, Kan., Feb. 13.— 1t has de veloped here today that the Farmers' Alliance delegates of the Fourth con gressional district have been instructed to oppose the subtreasury scheme at the St. Louis convention. SAINT PAUL MINN., SUNDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 14, 1892. —SIXTEEN PAGES. JOE BROWN'S ADYIGE. The Shrewd Old Georgian Is Sorry for the Cleveland- Hill Division. Delay Favored Until Senti ment Crystallizes on the Best Man to Choose. No Man Ever Contested the Office Three Consecutive Times, And With Grover Out Mr. Hill Looms Up Ahead of All Others. Atlanta, Ga.. Feb. 13.— Ex-Senator J< seph E. Brown favors Senator Hill, of New York, for the Democratic presi dential nomination. He has addressed a letter to the editor of the Constitution regretting the unfortunate division between ex-President Cleveland and Senator Hill as rival candidates for the nomination. He says: The Democratic party has victory with in its grasp at the election if it makes no unpardonaole mistake?. But to make victory certain, it is necessary that we have a united Democracy. It will be necessary to nominate a candidate who can carry all the Southern Democratic states, and who can carry New York. Connecticut, New Jersey and Indiana. President Cleveland carried them in ISS4 and was elected. He lost them in IS-SS and was defeated. We should take the earliest steps pos sible to ascertain what is the sentiment of the states just mentioned. If there is more certainty that Mr.Cleveland can cany them than that Senator Hill can carry them, he sho'ild receive the nom ination. If, on the other hand, develop ments have shown or may show that Senator Hill will Certainly Carry Those States, then the party should not hesitate to make him the standard bearer. Enter taining this view. Ido not deem it es sential that the party make a selection of a candidate for president at present, but I would wait until we hear from New York and other states necessary to success. As both the candidates above named for the nomination are men of great ability either can safely be trusted with the power if he be the most available; and when we find who is likely to be the most available, then is the time for the Democracy to make the selection. You or some of your readers may remember a case that "does not occur to me at present, but I do not remember one where the same person has been nominated by either of the great political parties to run three successive times for the office of president, whether successful or unsuccessful in the second election. If this has been the Democratic usage. then the usage is unfavoiable to the claims of President Cleveland. He has been elected president and served one term. He has been nominated by the Democratic party For a Second Term, and with all the machinery, patronage and power of the administration in his hands has been defeated for a second term. If Democratic usage amounts to anything, or Democratic precedent is to be considered, this inevitably disposes of Mr. Cleveland lor another term, and it would be more in conformity with the usage of the party to nominate Senator Hill or some other good man as the Democratic candidate; and let it be remembered that the government of the United States in now 100 years old. and that this usage of both political parties not to nominate the same man three success ive times for the presidency, whether elect the second time or not has been uniform and without exception. When we take into consideration t tie long and valuable services of Senator Hill as governor of New York to the Democrats, and the recent fact that by a master stroke of policy he secured a Democratic majority in the legislature of New York and redeemed the state from the rule of the Republican party and has placed it in the control of the Democratic party for many years to come, it would seem that no other Dem ocrat has done more for his party or has more richly merited its honors and emoluments. Where David Looms. Grover Cleveland being out of the way as a candidate for the nomination by the uubroken usage of the Demo cratic party, Senator Hill, by his wis dom in council and his ability in execu tion, looms up a head and shoulders above any other aspirant. His nom ination by the Democratic conven tion will be followed by suc cess at the ballot box which will cause all the branches of federal government to pass again under the control of the Democrats. I cannot think that the patriotic citizens of the Southern section of the Union can afford to tolerate a division in the face of the disaster which would necessarily re sult. If we stand back as heretofore and present a solid South, and the Demo cratic party in convention nominates a candidate who can carry what have been usually known as the doubtful states, already mentioned, we have a glorious triumph in reserve for us. Let us hope that no unwise step will be taken, no unfortunate division tolerated, but that every Democrat will be ready to make any and all sacrifices which are necessary for the success of hio party and to defend the great public interest involved. HIM MEN HUSTLING. The Senator Securing Delegations in Drorcs. Al«axy, N. T., Feb. 13.— Though Senator Hill is in New York, his head quarters at the Delavan house is a lively political place now, his secretaries be ing kept busy filing letters and opening telegrams. This evening returns from a dozen district conventions had just been received showing that Hill had captured all of the delegates at those conventions today, and in many reso lutions were passed indorsing his can didacy for president. Last nteht a long dispatch was sent out from Albany to the South and West, which, it is charged, was disseminated to hurt Hill in the South and West, and the friends of Hill are complaining. This affair was the sensation of the day at Hill's headquarters, tip to date the books show that Hill has over one hun dred delegates to his credit, while the Cleveland book shows but six delegates elected so far. THE EAKLY DATE GOES. Crokei- and Murphy Opposed to a Change. New York, Feb. 13.— Members of the Democratic 9tate committee were asked yesterday what they thought of the Cooper union protest against a mid winter convention, and whether tiny felt like changing the date. Some of the comniitteemen frankly said that ttoey would not vote to postpone the meeting of the convention. Others seemed inclined to think about the sub ject. Richard Croker said: "No, I do not favor changing the date of the conven tion. 1 think the time set is as good as any other time. In fact a little better, because the farmers have nothing to do now and they can attend. Later in the season when tl.e ground thaws out, they will prefer to stay at home and plow rather than attend any conventidh." Chairman Edward Murphy Jr., of the Democratic state committee, said: "The convention will meet at the time and place designated and called, and will undoubtedly transact the busluess lor which it is called. The gentlemen who participate in the proceedings of that convention will certainly support the nominee of the convention that meets in Chicago June 21. NEW YORK SUPERVISORS. Republicans Gain Largely in Sev eral Conn ties. Albany, N. V., Feb. 13.— The Jour nal has compiled the results of the su pervisor elections of Tuesday. In twenty counties 362 supervisors were chosen. Of these 248 are Republicans and 114 Democrats. At the 1891 elec tions 199 Republicans and 163 Demo crats were chosen. The Republican majority of 36 in 1891 was increased to 134. Fifteen counties report Republic an gains: Broouie, 8 supervisors; Che nan go, 4; Courtland, 3; Cattaraugus, 1; Delaware, 1; Franklin, 4; Herkimer, 2; Madison, 4; Montgomery, ~; Uuoudaea, 8; Steuben, 8; Schoharia, 3; St. Law rence, 1; Tioga, 3; Washington, 2. Two counties made Democratic gains: Che mung, 4; Schuyler. 1. Three counties made uo changes: Otsego, Putnam. Seneca. The "Republicans captured Democratic boards in Broome, Clie nango, Courtland and Steubeu, and vir tually secured Montgomery and Ouon daga, where full boards have not yet been chosen. The Democrats captured a Republican board in Chemung county. ELAINE REMJEMBERED. Minister Mahany Defended Him at Harvard. New York, Feb. 13.— According to a Washington dispatch to the vVorld there is an echo of the Cleveland-Blame cam paigne of 1884 in the story behind the nomination of Roland B. Mahany, of New York, as minister to Ecuador/The Muewamp fever, which was epideniic in Massachusetts during the exciting canvass, was contracted by not a few of the students of Harvard college. Presi dent Eliot, too, bolted the nomination of the Maine statesman. Young Ma hany defended Mr. Blame's career, and stopped the stampede that had set in. The fight in the college was fully re ported at the time, and came under Mr. Blaine : s notice. After the election Mr. Blawie wrote a letter to the young mau, thanking him for his action. Subse quently young Mahany was introduced to the secretary, and Mr. Blame took a strong liking to him. His appointment was undoubtedly suggested by the sec retary. A STORMY SESSION. Missouri Republicans Fight Like Cats for Harmony. St. Louis, Feb. 13.— After a very stormy session of the Republican state league at Sedalia, Mo., occasioned by a determined and even desperate wrangle over the reports of the committee on credentials, and which resulted finally in victory for the Filley laciiou, the convention adjourned sine die at 5 o'clock this morning. The following officers were elected for the ensuing ' year: For president, James H. Hark less, of Kansas City; vice presidents,! J. H. Bothwell, of Sedalia: J. F. Lieter, of Hannibal, and J. H. Bradbury, of Kansas City: treasurer, Dr. \V. H. Cut ler, of Kansas City: secretary, Isaac Isaacs, oi Kansas City. "PLUGGING" FOR 808. A London Journal Proposes Lin coln Against Ben. London, Feb. 13.— The Spectator, commenting on the presidential situa tion brought about by Mr. Blame's re tirement from the contest, is of the opin ion that his friends will oppose the re nomination of President Harrison, and look upon Minister Lincoln as a promis ing candidate. Englishmen take an in terest in that election because in the case of so near a relation no European succession is of naif so much impor tance to therti. They are proud of America and anxious she should make a good choice for president. CALLED BY HILL. Alleged Summons to New York Congressmen. Washington, Feb. 13. — Congress man Cockran, Cummings |and Fellows left for New York today, it is said, to confer with Senator Hill over the po litical situation in that state. The sum mons is believed to have been quite urgent, for owing to it the delivery of eulogies on the late Representative Spinola, fixed for today, were post poned, and Messrs. Fellows and Cum mings broke engagements for dinners tonight. Anti-Hill Committee. New Tokk, Feb. 13.— The committee of fifty appointed by Chairman Coudert, in accordance with the resolutions adopted at the anti-Hill meeting at Cooper union on Thursday night, met this afternoon. Charles S. Fairchild was made chairman and Warren E. Sex ton secretary. The principal business of the meeting was the appointment of an executive committee with general powers over the committee of fifty un til Feb. 19. Disappointed Officeseekers*. Nashville, Term., Feb. 13.— The anti-administration attendants at the state league of Republican clubs almost bolted this morning during the discus sion of a motion to allow the chairman to appoint the committee on organiza tion, but were held in check until ad journment for dinner, when harmony was restored. Most of the administra tion men were officeholders, and the antis disappointed seekers. Republicans Choose May. New York, Feb. 13.— The executive committee of the Republican state com mittee today decided to call a meeting of the state committee at noon Feb. 20. It is understood the state convention to elect delegates to the Republican na tional convention vyll be held the first week in May. TO PRISONJ-OR LIFE, Murderer O'Neil Saves His Neck, But Goes to Still water. Indications That the Moor head Bank Will Pay De positors Little. Nineteen Valuable Horses Burned in a Big- Fire at Faribault. Important Decision in a News paper Case— Other North west News. Special to the Globe. . Hexdebsost, Minn.. Feb. 13.— Jndgo •Cad well today denied the motion for a new trial in the case of James O'Neill, ; who was convicted of murder in the first degree last December for the killing oi •Michael Collins while in an altercation over a well on the 2(>th of last Septem . ber. After the denial of a new trial, followed by a short plea for mercy, by . the defendant's counsel, Cy Wellington, i 'Judge Cadwelj commuted the penalty of hanging to imprisonment lor life at hard labor in the penitentiary. When : -the prisoner was asked what he had to say for himself, and whether he was sorry for what he did, the re spouse was: "Yes, I am sorry, but it is too late now," whereupon the judge sentenced him as above stated, giving as a reason for making the sentence light, that the de fendant was unduly exerted at the time of the shooting. The scene was a very stirring one. the judge himself being very much affected, as were also many others in the court room. The action of the court meets with considerable satis- I faction, as an almost universal opinion ; prevailed that the prisoner would have to hang. O'Neill's own testimony on the trial was in substance that he had deliberately and without warning shot the deceased, Collins. His own testi mony was regarded the strongest for conviction. . The case has excited much interest, and has cost Sibley couuty 53,500. *•-.-- J THE BANK'S CONDITION. Statement of Assets and Liabili ties of the Merchants'. . /v Moorhead. Feb. 13.— A meeting of the creditors of the Merchants' bank, which closed last Monday, was held in ! the city hall yesterday afternoon. H. i H. Bruns, the president, was present, ! and made a long statement. A. A. White | stated the condition of. the bank as near >'• ly as could be ascertained from informa j.tion furnished by Messrs. Kurtz, Bruns 1 and Enegren, as follows: • • ,>- a- r.T-i •■ ■■ •_ ' LIABILITIES. • : V- "• . Dep05it5................. $169,000 • First National bant. St. Paul. 14 300 Chase National bank, New Y0rk...... 14 600 Other re-di5c0unt5........... 4,300 Total 8202,100 ASSETS. Gash, paper $154 Gash, silver. .../....... 465 -Negotiable paper .'......;.. .. 60 000 Bank building 15,000 Stocks aud bonds •-. 7 500 Furniture and fixture 5.....'........ .. 500 County warrants, etc .... 800 Kurtz's paper 14,000 Bruns' paper and securities... 175,000 Bruns" accrued intere5t............;.... 30,000 Total 8303,410 • lne above is tne face showing, but in the consideration of the assets the value of Mr. Bruns' securities is reduced to $50,000. which make the aggregate as sets 8134,410. This, if correct, will pay the Indebtedness at the rate of 06 cents on the dollar. This, however, is thought i to be too high, and depositors do not ex pect to receive tlrat much. Judge Mills has appointed Paul yon Vlisseugen re ceiver of the bank, and that gentleman has tiled his acceptance. The situation looks gloomy for the creditors. The ■failure of the bank has tied up money to a great extent in Moorhead. Old de positors of the Merchants' are opening new accounts in the First National, and are taking their loss in a sturdy manner and mean to make the most of what is left. - - 'The two criminal cases against Bruns for defrauding depositors out of $75,000 and $5,000 respectively came up for hearing this morning. On motion of Mr. Bruns' attorney, C. A. Nye, the case involving the $75,000 charge was dismissed. On motion of State Attor ney Douglass, the ; $5,000 case was con tinued for one week. Mr. Bruns was released without recognizance. •■ ■ • ; R9 NINETEEN HORSES BURNED. Heavy Loss at a Faribault Con .';'.- flagration. Special to the Globe. Fakibault, Feb. 13. — Early this morning the property known as Brant's brewery. was destroyed by fire. This property is now owned by Peter Wool ford, of Minneapolis, and is valued at $14,000. The property was somewhat . rundown, but the original cost of the property, when new and in operation was between $75,000 and . $100,000. The building was used by Abraham Post, of this city, as a stock barn, and was full of fine blooded horses and colts at the time of the fire, and of which nineteen were burned, a number being saved. The property is just on the outskirts of Faribault, and thus made it late when the fire department arrived. The loss pa the horses is from $4,000 to $5,000. ■There is no insurance on either the building or horses. The origin of the . fire is not known, but it is thought to have been the work of incendiaries. AS TO AUTHORSHIP No Newspaper, Says a Judge, Can ' Be Forced to Disclose. J Ashland, Wis., Feb. 13. — Judge ,Bnndy made a most important decision ■relative to newspaper articles this morn ing on an editorial respecting the ques tion of a ; new ; trial of Barker in the : Hurley bank . robbery case, which was published in the Ashland Daily Press, !• and was alleged by one of the attorneys to be prejudiced. The attorney repeatedly asked for information in 1 regard to - the author of the editorial, but it was denied. He obtained an order to have the Press •* ■ editor : appear , before Judge Bundy and answer as to the authorship, but the latter dismissed the matter per emptorily, declaring that no newspaper can be forced to disclose the authorship of an : article ■ appearing; in i the paper when said paper is held ■ responsible for I same. .-'.?- - \ < >^.-,- She Has Triplets. Eatt Claire, Wis., Feb. 13.— Mrs. Frederick Allen, aged thirty-three years, was delivered of strong, healthy triplets, a girl and two boys, the com - ' ■.'.'■" :V l^" - - bined weight beine: nineteen pounds. She was married at eighteen and has thirteen children in all. No. 10 being born eleven months ago today. PRANCY IS ALL. RIGHT. He Isn't Chopping Up Live Cattle, as Reported. Special to the Globe. Pink City, Minn., Feb. 13.— Henry Uaskins, of Duluth, agent for the state humane society, attracted by the ac counts in the daily and weekly papers of the action of William Franey, of Pine City, in viciously maiming a neighbor's cattle, came here yesterday to investi gate the matter, and, if true, to prose cute Mr. Franey to the full extent of the law. After a full and careful in quiry into the matter, Mr. Haskins unds no cause of action against Mr. Franey, but, on the contrary, finds that the whole matter has been grossly mis repiesented and exaggerated. Mr. Rob inson's cattle run at large, get their drink by crjssiug Mr. Franey 's land, and are continually in Franey's yard and grounds in search of food. Trying to drive them out. Mr. Franey, in his exasperation, threw his ax at the cattle thoughtlessly and heedlessly, and cut one of them, for which he was very sorry and offered the fullest reparation, even to allowing his neighbor to go into his herd and select his best cow in the place of the injured one. Mr. Franey is one of our most peaceable and respected citizens, a prosperous farmer, and has the respect of all parties. Busy-bodies have done him a gros3 injustice in rushing this affair into print and giving it such distorted prominence. He has kindly allowed his neighbor, with whom at the present time he is on good terms, to drive his cattle across his land to the water, and only asks that he accompany them and keep them out of his yard and away from his haystack. Instead of Mr. Franey being guilty of a misdemeanor, he is a citizen whom the people are proud of, and only wish we had more of such. J. F. Stone. DIDN'T INDORSE IT, But the Alliance Tacitly Approved of It. Special to the Globe. Hckoa*. b. 1)., Feb. 13.— Alonzo War dall, president of the Alliance Hail and Alliance Aid associations, said today said that his connection with the Na tional Cordage and National Union companies was only to tho extent that while working the Alliance Aid busi ness he talked favorably for the Na tional Union when occasion offered. He assumed that the National Cordage company and Wateibury company were interested, because of direct dealings with the Alliance state ageuts, but the National Alliance never indorsed it, nor is it any part of the Alliance, al though the scheme is the same for which the Alliance was original^ organized, and the co-operative system of Alliance purchases and sales would kuock out middle men, which the Alliance has al ways striven to do. As to the ?125,000 check, he said it was eiven merely to convince manufacturers and others that the new company has ample financial backing and was able to carry out all contracts. He says he doesn't kuow that the matter wiil be brought before the labor conference in St. Louis next week. He believes newspapers are sweetened for making the matter pub lic. He says the National Union com pany has stores in sixteen states and will put others where asked by the Al liance if satisfactory evidence of sup port is given. SPECIAL BILLS SAFE. A. Decision of Great Importance at Duluth. Special to the Globe. Clo^uet, Minn., Feb. 13.— A case of more than ordinary importance was de cided today by Judge Ensign in cham bers at Duluth. At the last session of the legislature one of the special bills passed was one compelling the village council of Cloquet to publish the pro ceedings of every meeting in a paper published in the village. The council refused to obey the law, claiming that the biil was unconstitutional. The question was submitted upon written argument to Judge Ensign, Attorney Oldenburg, of Carlton, acting for the Pine Knot. Judee Ensign rendered a verdict this morning in favor of the Tine Knot. Had the question been de cided otherwise, it would have meant that over ten thousand special bills passed by the legislature of this state were unconstitutional, and would have caused endless litigation. JIMMY IN CONTEMPT, And His Young Wife Will Get Her Divorce. Siotjx Falls, S. D., Feb. 13.-The di vorce cas"e of Blame vs. Elaine is practi cally settled. A decree will be granted to Mrs. James G. Blame Jr. by default. This afternoon Judge C. C. Palmer, at torney for Mrs. Blame, served notice on McMartyn & Cartland, attorneys for defendant, of an order issued by Judge Thomas, asking them to show cause why the answer of the defendant should not be stricken out. The defendant, according to the judge's order, has disobeyed every order of the court, and is now in contempt for having failed to pay the suit fees and alimony. The order is returnable on the 16th, but the time will be extended to the 17th. The order also asks for im mediate trial. The attorneys for the defendant will not go to Deadwood and will make no answer to the order. This means that the case will go by default, giving Mrs. Blame her decree and prob ably the custody of the child. MARRIED HER FARM HAND. A. Well-to-Do Widow's Action Arouses Her Children. Le Mars. 10., Feb. 13.— Illinois par ties nave been making inquiries here regarding the character of Richard H. Demaray, a young man less thau thirty years old, who married a wealthy farm er's widow of seventy-two, near Ore gon, 111., last November. Demaray went to the widow's farm as a tramp last summer, hired out as a farm hand, and won the old lady's confidence. He induced her to deed him her farm and then to marry him, regardless of the efforts of a large family of adult chil dren to break ud the proceeding. The children are now making legal investi gations to try and oust Demaray from his easily acquired wealth of $15,000. There is nothing against Demaray's character of which they can make auy use in the courts. The childreu seem to have no legal remedy and will be obliged to leave the eccentric couple to enjoy their ill-assorted wedded life. Otter Tail's Share. Special to the Globe. Fergus Palls, Feb. 13.— Three com mittees are at work today to secure signers to three notes aggregating $565, which Is the proportion allotted to Fer gus Falls of the $1,005 asked from Otter Tall county for the world's fair fuud. The business men generally are signing without demur, and the amount asked will be raised with no difficulty. L. P. THE NEWS BULLETIN. Weather—Oold wave. Democrats agree on a wool bilL The Moorhead bank muddle. Cleveland popular in Georgia. Young Tennesseeans suicide together. Many Democrats sign silver petition. "Sweating" system to be investigated. Hill getting most New York delegates- Several whippings in Delaware. Eepublican New York convention in May The big coal deal excites comment. Mrs. Blame to have her divorce. Big lumber case exciting interest. J. £• Ing-ham makes an assignment. Bomantic account of Bluchers death. Election of New York supervisors. Queer row over an lowa wedding. Next pope to be an Italian. Wanamaker makes million on Beading. Democratic committee meeting Tuesday. Nineteen horses burned, Paribault. Murderer O'Neil sent up for life. Murder reported near Lake Crystal. Auroral display in the west. Minneapolis liquor ordinance discussed. RUN OF THE MARKETS. Fear of anti-option legislation has almost disappeared at Chicago, but free selling sapped the strength of the market, and at the close February closed at 87% c, May 91i«c. corn closed: February 40% c March 41«*e, May 42V8C. Oats closed at 29c February, 3U2C May. Pork finished at 511.72>,i February, 812.02V2 May. ' Coal stocks were still traded in rather heavily on the New York stock exchange yesterday, but evening up of deals was the general rule, and chpuges, except in a few stocks, were insignificant. Movements of Ocean Steamsulns. Kinsale— Passed; Wisconsin, New York, for Liverpool. New York— Arrived: City of Berlin, Liver pool; Halley, Rio Janeiro; Russia, Ham burg; Nevada, Liverpool. Baltimore— Arrived: Hohenzollern, Bre men. London— Arrived: Mississippi, New York. The steamer Sir Walter Raleigh, Philadel- Dhia to Falmouth, for whose safety fears have been entertained, has arrived in Bantry Bay. Ireland. Her shaft is brofceu in two places. Hunt, the superintendent of state ex hibits, addressed a meeting last nieht, and found the sentiment unanimous in favor of Otter Tail county doing its part toward raising the fund. Mr. Hunt will visit several of the smaller towns of the couuty to raise the balance. KILLED AT A DANCE. A Prominent Young Farmer Said to Have Been Murdered. Lake Crystal, Feb. 13. — Christ Torstad, a prominent young fanner was killed at a dance at Jack Meyer's house, three miles out in the conntry, last night in a row. Reports conflict regarding the details. May Both Be Right. Special to the Globe. Dlixth, Feb. 13.— The examination of James McParland, the detective in the famous laud suit, was continued this morning. Just before noon Judge S. F. White, whom the witness accused "of entering into a corrupt agreement, began the cross-questioning. It was a lively time, Judge White at onetime breaking out with the remark: "Well, goon with your lying; I always knew you svere a liar," and McParland retort ing: "And you are the most consum mate liar I ever -saw, and I've seen lots of them." "What It Costs. Special to the Globe. Grand Forks, N. D., Feb. 13.—Pres ident Suortride, of the state Farmers' Alliance, issues the following notice: Haying received many letters from persons desiring to come to North Dakota in the spring, and wishing to know the price paid far farm work. 1 will say in answer that tne prices paid in the past are as follows: Farm hands. ijf.'O to S*-5 per month; day hands, $1 to 82.50 per day; thrashing. $2 to §'2.25 per day; thrashing wheat in shock. 10 to 12 cents per busnel, everything furnished by ma chines; thrashing in stack. 6to 7 cents per bushel; teams, two horses, &i to $4 per day; plowing, per acre. 51..">0 to $2. For further information address chamber of commerce, Grand Forks, N. D. lowa Corn for Russia. Davenport, 10., Feb. 13.— The lowa Russian famine committee, whose or eanization extends into every one of the ninety-nine counties of the state, today began the shipment of shelled corn in carload lots to the seaboard. Secretary Tilliusham says he has advices from 100 cars which will move at once, to be fol lowed by more later. All contributions are consigned to Miss Clara Barton, president, of the American National Red Cross society. Folly Run Wild. DrBVQUE, 10., Feb. 13.— News comes from Iron Hill, or, as it is called, the New Jerusalem, in Jackson county, that the Free Methodists of that section have gone wild over a religious craze. Re vival meetings are being held, and the entire community has become greatly agitated over religious matters. People come for miles around to attend the meetings. The climax of excitement was reached when the announcement was made in New Jerusalem that a lady had given birth to a child which the promoters of the meetings declared was none other than a second Messiah. Assaulted an Old Woman. Batiigate, N. D., Feb. 13.— At Cav alier, twelve miles southeast of here, an attempt at criminal assault was made on the person of Mrs. Johnsou, an Ice landic woman eighty years old, by W. Begsley, alias "the kid," Thomas Rooney and Harvey Staples, who was village marshal. They are said to have torn Mrs. Johnson's clothing and to have thrown her down stairs and left her in a serious condition. Rooney and Staples are reported to have fled. Begs ley is under arrest and a preliminary examination is being held. Lehane's Fate in Doubt. Special to the Globe. Pierp.k, S. D., Feb. 13. —The supreme court has been considering all this aft ernoon an application for a writ of er ror by the Custer county murderer, Lehane, on appeal from the judgment of the commission of that county. A decision will not be made before Mon day. CANDID TESTIMONY Is all to the effect that the circu lation of the Globe reaches all classes in the Northwest. The GLOBE Goes Everywhere. NO. 45. A VINDICTIVE RASCAL Jilted by a Girl on Account o! Theft, He Tries to Poison Her Family. The Father is Dead and Six Others Now Writhing in Deathly Agony. A Young Couple in Tennessee Deliberately Carve Their Own Throats. Despondency Possessed the Husband, and the Wife Could Not Live. Sai.em, 111., Feb. 13.-One death fron* poisoning and six more possible is the record of a mysterious affair near here. Immediately after eating supper last nignt James Morton and his two daugh ters became very ill, with all the indications of poisoning. A doc tor was sent for, but despite his efforts Morton died early this morn ing. The two girls, though still alive, were very ill. Breakfast was prepared for the doctor and friends who were aid ing the sick. In a few minutes the doc tor, ex-Supervisor John English and two ladies, neighbors, were writhing in agony. One of the ladies, who had eaten less heaitily than the others of some biscuit, gave the alarm and phy sicians were summoned from town. Coroner Larkin and State's Attorney Jennings went to the place to iuvesti-' gate the matter. Late this afternoon it was learned that suspicion had fallen upon Foie Parkenson, a young man of the vicinity. He is charged with having placed poison of some at present un knowu character in the family flour barrel, for the purpose of killing the entire family because one of the girls had refused to receive calls from him after he had served a term in the Chester penitentiary for theft. So far as learned no more deaths have occurred though the victims are not yet out of danger. CUT THEIR THROATS. A Young Couple in Tennessee Sul» cide Together. Gam.atix, Teun., Feb. 13.— A most deplorable tragedy is reported from Portland, a small town in the northern portion of Sumner county. Elvis Par due, a well-known young farmer of that neighborhood, and his wife were found at their home this morning, lying dead on the floor of the bedroom, with their throats cut from ear to ear. The cir cumstances are such as to create the belief that the deaths were both the result of deliberately planned suicides. Both bodies were lying on pillows on the floor, and near Mrs. Pardue was a bloody razor, with which the ghastly deed had been committed. The fact that the razor lay nearest Sirs. Pardue when found, has led to the con jecture that she was the last to use the instrument of death. In fact this theory is suppoted by a note, which is said to have been found in the room, written in Mrs. Pardue's hand and signed by her, in which she states that her husband had no friends, and as he had concluded to commit suicide, she would take her own life rather than live without him. The couple had been married only a year. They appeared to live happily, and no cause can be divined for the melancholy that seeni» to have led to so desperate a determina tion. A JEALOUS PATRIARCH. Murder and Suicide by an Old Ohtoan. Toledo, Feb. 13.— A newsboy, when delivering an evening paper at the resi dence of John Molloy last night, looked through the window and discovered two bodies lying on the floor, and investiga tion revealed that a murder and suicide had been committed. Molloy and hia wife were found lying dead on the floor, which was literally covered with blood. The woman had a "bullet wound behind her right ear and Molloy had another behind his right temple. They had been dead all of twenty-four hours. Though seventy-two years ago. Molloy had been so jealous of his wife, also aged seventy two, that he had made her life unbear able. Hunting for O'Brien. Chicago, Feb. 13. — A Chattanooga, Term., dispatch says: For the first time since the disappearance of M. J. O'Brien, the defaulting supreme treas urer of the Catholic Knights of Amer ica, a hunt is being made for him. As the result of his indictment yesterday by the grand jury, officers bearing war rants for his arrest started for him to day in the suburb of Waupatichie, six miles away, lie is said to be in Dade county, North Georgia. Delaware Whippings. Newcastle, Del., Feb. 13.— Nine prisoners were this afternoon fastened to the whipping post and given from three to twenty lashes by Sheriff Sim mons, according to tlie grade of the crime for which they had been con victed. Three of the number, convicted and sentenced to more serious crimes, in addition to the whipping, were obliged to remain iv the pillory one hour each. Shot in Self-Defense. Mount Sterling, Ky., Feb. 13.— Late last night Dr. A. Kichert, a well known physician of this city, shot and instantly killed J. W. Samuels Jr.. a prominent citizen of this place. Sam uels beean beating liichert on the head with a billy, when the latter drew a revolver and shot Samuels through the heart. Excitement runs high. Both men are well known. Liillie John-mi's Case. Memphis, Term., Feb. 13.— Judge Dubois has grantdd the writ of habeas corpus drapery for by the attorney for the defense in the case of Lillie John son. The process is directed to Coroner Strickland, and he is ordered to pro duce the bodie of Lillie Johnson before the court on the 17th of February. A Wanton Killing. Murphysboeo, 111., Feb. 13.— Last eveuing Louis Miller, an employe of the Murphysboro brewery, aged uiueteen. years, shot and killed Joseph Schille, superintendent of the establishment. Miller had been drinking heavily, and after being reprimanded was discharged by the superintendent.