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MR. LOWRYS LETTER
FIGHT IN TENNESSEE.
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Three Miners Attack Oliver
Springs Stockade and Are
Several Guards Killed and
Some Miners Are Also
Eastern Tennessee Terribly
Excited Over the Grave
Militia Ordered Out, but Are
Very Slow to Obey the
Xaciivii.ee, Term., Aug. 16.— The
liberation of convicts has set Eastern
Tennessee on fire with excitement, and
bloody fights seem inevitable at Oliver
Creek and Coal Springs. At the latter
place militia have been on duty ever
since the riot. For some time the rela
tions between the soldiers and miners
have been strained, and shots have been
exchanged between them. .
This morning at 3 o'clock an attack
was made on the stockade at Oliver
Springs by the miners, and two or three
guards were killed and several miners
killed and wounded. This afternoon
several companies of militia were sent
to Oliver. They reached there in safety,
but no news can be had, as the rioters
hive cut the wires and with drawn re
volvers hold the telegraph office.
Th* issue is a grave one. It is be
lieved that the United States , authori
ties will interfere. _
Culmination ol* Lawlessness.
Chattanooga, Term., Aug. 10.— The
troubles over the employment of con-,
victs as miners culminated iv a pitched
battle at Oliver Springs this morning.
The trouble began a year ago when the
miners burned the store and hurled defi
ance at the authorities. The militia was
called out and a detachment of troops
conducted the convicts back to Brice
ville and has been guarding them ever
since. The legislature was called in
extra session to remedy the trouble, but
failed to do so.
fe.The miners were very restive, and
frequent rumors were afloat of out
breaks. The garrison at Coal Creek
was strengthened and a detachment of
thirty slate guards placed in charge of
the convicts' stockade at Oliver Springs.
Saturday- there was an outbreak at
Tracy City, mines, where. 350 convicts
were at work. The guards made no re
sistance, the ..convicts were put on a
train, and ..sent to Nashville and the
stockades burned. Monday the same
thing occurred at Inman and about 400
convicts were sent away and the stock
ades destroyed. The miners met with
no insistence, but twenty are now under
Indictment for rioting.
•-.. First Rrsit-taiice.
The only other remaining" convict,
camps are Briceville and Oliver Springs
The troops at the former place kept the
miners at bay, and all eyes turned to
Oliver Sprints. Early this morning
about (500 free miners were seen by
Head Warden Farris approaching the
Blockade. They marched in a solid
body, and a leader was shouting:
"Close up boys and let's take them!
G d them."
The warden yelled back: "Come and
pet us if you can." '1 hen the miners
pened a fusilade from two sides, and
firing continued for some tune. The
guards entrenched behind the stockade,
responded with a galling fire, and soon
two or three of the miners were seen to
fall and one guard was wounded.
The miners hoisted a flag of truce and
asked permission to carry oft* their
wounded. This wis granted, and the
wounded men were removed and the
miners sullenly withdrew and prepared
lor a second attack.
The news of the skirmish was flashed
all over the state, the first official con
firmation being a dispatch from the
adjutant general to Col. Cowager order
ing him to send out the state militia.
Soon mounted officers were seen in all
parts of the city, but much delay was
experienced, owing to the indisposition
of the militia to obey the command.
"TI lilliamen Scarce.
Col. Woolford has been scouring the
city all day for men. Small details have
been doing duty Hying to conscript men
for the service, but almost without
avail. At 7:30 B company had supplied
only nineteen men, while C had but
fifteen. The total number of men who
will leave tonight will not reach fifty.
Their equipment is almost a mockery of
modern warfare. "No line of action has
yet been laid out, and it is supposed
that this attempt will be a dangerous
repetition of Col. Crooks' disaster of
Oliver Springs, where the latest out
break has occurred, is a little mining
town in Anderson county. It is on the
Walden's Ridge road. The defenses
consist of a block house and about forty
guards. It is impossible to say
how many of the miners were
wounded or killed. Two guards were
slightly hurt. A new company recently
formed at I laid in an has gone to the
scene. Twenty-eight men from Knox
ville also went to the battle ground.
Adjt. Gen. Murray, had heavy ord- I
nance shipped and boarded the train at
Nashville for the scene of trouble at
4:30. A company will join him here at
0 p. m.
The Miner*' Oath.
The miners are held by a strong oath,
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as follows: "You do each of you sol
emnly swear,. in the presence of Al
mighty God and these witness's, that in
joining this company you do so volun
tarily and of your own free will and
accord, if ou do each covenant to obey
outers committed to you . and keep pro
foundly secret all our objects and aims
not even irivitur the names of any one a
member af this company to any indi
vidual or any inquisitorial power what
ever, You do further solemnly sweat
to obey your ofiicers and not refuse to
act in any capacity where the interests
of this company demand your service?.
"And you further bind and obligate
yourselves by all you hold sacred on
earth, or the future world, not to desert
or betray this organization into the
hands ot its enemies, either by words,
si_i;s or acts, or in writing, symbols or
caricature; and further you promise to
keep forever secret this obligation, suf
fering yourselves to be racked or hunt*
to the gibbets, your right arm severed,
rather than reveal anything detrimental
to this labor company formed for the
express purpose ot mutually protect
ing every member from injury, give
your very lives in their defense.'.'
"You solemnly premise to rise at the
hourot midnight, and go through rain
and cold, if need be. to succor a member
in peril, and do all man can do for then
relief. Iron bars stiould not deter or
hinder you from being true to the order
of which you area member. Pledge
yourselves to stick to .it un
til . discharged. -You . agree, to
keep secret the names of this
band. In the event you betray this
company you solemnly call heaven
to witness your eternal disgrace. Pledge
your neck for the fulfillment of this
solemn and voluntary oath and may
(Jod and heaven record the same against
More of the Same.
This blood-cemented tie did not seem
to satisfy the conspirators and they
stood in a circle around the fire, every
man clasping his neighbor's hand, the
following covenant was read by the
leader and chanted by. the rank and
file. Impressive and gruesome was the
mountain, and the tones of the deep
voices repeated the covenant oath:
"in this covenant we this day agree
to act "oiullv and together. We swear
to be true to each other, to stand by one
another, if need be, to the death, : to
•keep what' we do a secret from all the
world, and if anyone betray it the
others swear to seek him wherever he
may flee, seek wherever he may shelter
himself and take vengeance upon him
by taking his life. If any of us fail in
this oath, may we be accursed ever
At 10 o'clock tonight a troop of sixty
three soldiers left on a special train for
the scene of the disturbances. It is .
difficult tonight to get details, and all
sorts of rumors are afloat, The miners
cut the telegraph wires between
Oliver Springs and the ./out
side world, and blockaded the
railroad tracks, so no news can
be had. Dynamite has been placed
under the railroad rails leading to Oliver
Springs to prevent the militia reaching
there, but they' are determined .to go
and will march over the mountains. All
trains, United States mail trains in
cluded, have slopped running between
Knoxville and Harriman on account of
the blockade. ■'• J3-^fSS&
The crowning outrage of the ' miners
was perpetrated tonight in the capture
of a passenger train which passed Coal
Creek about dark. A band of miners,
all. heavily armed boarded it,
placed pistols at the heads of
the conductor and fireman and
made them carry them back to Clinton,
where the coaches were detached: and
the passengers lef*. terrorized. The
miners hitched on two coat cars, and
, forced the engineer to take them to
Oliver Springs. They refused to pay
fare, and simply had their own wav by
Nasiivilll.Auk. 16.— Gov. Buchanan
has postponed his intended trip to Coal
Creek this evening until after "the meet
ing ot the board of prison inspectors to
morrow. His visit is a virtual sur
render to the miners by the state, as he
intends to make a proclamation declar
ing the convict lease system void and
entirely abrogating it on the part of the
state. The company is anxious for him
to do this, as it wants to rid itself of the
lease. It is charged that this surrender
by Buchanan is a dicker for the miners'
vole. The governor ordered out the
Third regiment today, and it proceeded
to the mines tonight. More troops wiil
be ordered out it a fight ensues before
the governor's arrival at. the mines. The
militia companies have offered their
A GIRL DYNAMITARD.
Timely Discovery of Cartridges
Averts a Catastrophe at
Flimsy Yarn Told by the Would-
Be Murderess of Her
Hitd'Son, Mich., Aug. Jennie
Tabor, of this place, who was arrested
here because her younger brother dis
covered twenty dynamite cartridges
concealed about their house, has made a
startling confession. She said she was
going to blow up the house, together
with her brother and sister, to secure
the whole of her dead father's ?.*5,C00
estate. She says that she was instigated
by her lover, who also recently com
pelled her to go with him and rob
George Goodwin's residence, and with
the money they got buy the dynamite
cartridges. The officers, however, are
satisfied that Meyers, the lover, is in
A Mad Husband Kills.
Baldwin, Mich., Aug. 16.— Maj. J.
Houk. of this place, parted from his
wife, "Stella Davis, about two. years ago.
She, in company with her sister and
Fiank Gray. were encountered by Houk
last night. Houk told Gray that Stella
was his wife, and pulled a revolver and
shot his wife in the abdomen and Gray
in the mouth. He then turned the
weapon ou Stella's sister, but was pre
vented from firing. The woman died
this morning and Gray's : recovery is
doubtful. Houk was taken into cus
tody. _-_ _'
A Crooked Agent.
Wilmington, Del., Aug. 16.— Charles
Phillips, agent for the Wilmington &
Northern and B. & O. railroads and the
United States Express company, has
been missing since July 22. Suspicion
was not excited until a week afterwards,
when an examination of his accounts
revealed a shortage aggregating §18,000.
Phillips' disappearance has been kept
secret in the hope that it would result
In his early arrest.
A Scoundrel Laid Out.
Pana, ill., Aug. 16.— Orin Conley was
shot and instantly killed today by Rich
ard Dunaway, whose sister and fifteen
year-old niece he had rtrriTed. Both be
long to prominent Shelby county fam
ilies, but' Conley had a hard reputation.
Dunaway gaye himself up. . '
-ST. PAUL, MINN.. WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 17, 3892.
FUSION IS PROBABLE.
Democrats and Populists Get
ting Their Heads Together
in North Dakota.
It Now Seems Probable That
the Democrats Will In
Benton Doubtless to Be In
dorsed as the Congres
Seventh District Democrats
Talk of W. F. Kelso for
Sperinl to tha Globe.
Fakgo, N. D., Aug. 10.— Prominent
Independents and Democrats have been
in the city conferring with the view to
fusion. The plan is that Shortridge,
the Independent candidate for governor,
is to be indorsed, while Teigen, candi
date for congress, is to beset aside tor
the Democrat, probably John D. Ben
ton, of Fargo. It is almost certain the
deal will be effected and the Democrats
secure the electoral vote. Dr. Teigen
said to your correspondent today that
he was afraid he would be deserted by
his constituents, but if that was the
case he would still remain in the race,
and the tight will be a three-corneied
one. Should the Democrats indorse
Shortridge, he will be elected by 3,000
KELSO FOR CONGRESS.
Seventh District Democrats Have
a Chance to Name a Winner.
Special to the Globs. i.fj.
' Hallock, Minn., Aug. 16.— Politics
in the far north county of the state is
getting lively, and many of the old-time
.Republicans wonder what is the matter.
The fact is that the people begin to see
that ring rule and bossism is even re
sorted to in this part of the state, and
the thinking populace have determined
to try a new deal. Republicans thiough
out the valley are organizing Lawler
clubs, and a general awakening of the
dry bones of the political parties
seems .to be observed on every
hand. The counties of Marshall
and Kittson will give Cleveland
and Lawler a grand vote this
fall. It is also conceded that the situa
tion in Kittson county, is practically
unanimous for W. F. Kelso, of the well
known Kelso farm, for; congress, irre
spective of politics. In ISSG, as Demo
cratic candidate for the legislature, as
against Baker, Republican, he received
every vote except 17 in the county, and
in ten precincts not a vote was re
corded against him. As a congressional
candidate he would again have a walk
over in the north end of. the Seventh
district against any one yet named. He
is being urged by his many friends to
enter the list as a candidate, and, al
though obstinate in the matter, his
friends are determined to bring him
out, for can he be induced to become a
candidate, regardless ot the odds against
him, he would be a sure winner.
CHOPS AND POLITICS.
Both Are Getting Ripe in the
Special to the Glooe.
Hai.i.ock, Minn., Aug. 16.—Harvest
ing of wheat and barley has begun in
all parts of the county, and in two or
three weeks from now wheat will be in
the shock. Grain looks well, and is
well filled, and the farmer who was
fortunate enough to get in a crop and
was not in the path of the hail storm of
a week ago, is in luck.
The directors of the Kittson County
Agricultural society hold their meeting
on the '20th inst., and at that time will
arrange their premium list for their fall
fair; also fix dates of their meeting, as
Well as to arrange a big political day
for that occasion, at which time candi
dates for governor will be asked to be
present and address the people of the
valley. President Love, of the society,
will leave no stone unturned in making
the fair of 1892 the greatest ever held in
the upper Red river valley.
An Unknown Person Orders a
Carload of Binding Twine.
Huron", S. D.. Aug. 16.— An attempt
to swindle the Minneapolis branch of
the National Cordage company out ot a
carload of binder twine came to light
here today. E. P. Scriven, of Minne
apolis, came here to see D. W. Stiver,
whom he said had ordered a carload of
twine lrom the cordage company, but
Stiver denies having sent an order, and
knew nothing of it until Scriven came.
He refuses to accept the twine, but the
company insists on his doing so. It ap
pears that an attempt has been made to
swindle the company and make Stiver
responsible.". Efforts are being made to
find the party who sent the order, as
over 52,000 are involved in the transac
BURIED IN 1857.
Finding of a Child's Remains in
the Heart of a City.
Special to the Globe.
Wixoxa. Minn., Aug. 16.— While ex
cavating alongside an outhouse vault
this evening a discovery was made
which vividly recalls the early days of
Winona. The workmen had dug down
about four feet, when they were horri
fied to find a mouldy coffin beneath
their spades. Assistance was secured,
and the casket, which was of old-time
make with silver ornaments, brought to
light the contents. The skeleton had
crumbled to dust. On the crumbling
lid was a silver plate bearing the in
scription, "Kirk Henry Ely, June 8,
1857, thirteen months and six days."
The remains were those of the infant
child of Hon. Edward Ely, one of the
first dozen settlers of Winona, when the
vicinity was Inhabited with savages.
Ely at that time owned nearly half the
town, and the spot where the remains
were found was the family burying
ground." As the city grew the place was
platted and lost * record of. Ely died
several years ago, and the family is now
scattered. Mrs. Ely is residing in the
far West. The remains will be enclosed
in a handsome casket and interred in
! Fifty Thousand Tons.
! Huron, S. D., Aug. 16.'— Fifty, thou-,
sand tons of coal is being dumped into
; the bins at stations' on the Dakota Cen
tral division of the Chicago _ -North
western railway. . The supply is being
put in *»ariy""s*6 that cars will be ready
.for grain shipments, which will likely.
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commence two weeks earlier than last'
year, and which will be much greater
than ever before known in South Da-:
kota. Fuel dealers are also getting in •
their supply earlier than usual, and
every precaution is being taken against
a fuel or a car famine.
A Case Which Excites the People
oi* Oak Park.
Special to the GloDe. ,i
Stillwater, Minn., Aug. 10.— Joseph
Lupien. an aged resident of Oak ParK,
died Monday evening of a disease the
symptoms of which resembled Asiatic
cholera, but which on the death certifi
cate was pronounced cholera morbus.
Dr. Legault, the attending physician,
stated yesterday to a Globe reporter
that in all his practice he had never yet
encountered a similar case. Lupien
was sick fifteen hours, and before his
death turned coal black. Father Du
rand, of the French Catholic church,
who was at his bedside before his
death occurred, said that he had seen a
large number of cholera cases .in
France, . and that the symptoms
of Luplen's case were "identical
with those he had seen in
France. The remains were mor
tified beyond recognition, and were in
terred yesterday forenoon. The Catholic
priest refused to allow them to be taken
into the church, but will hold services
in the church this morning. Local
physicians ridicule the supposition that
death was caused by cholera, and think
that it was an aggravated case of
cholera morbus. If it was cholera.then
certainly the necessary precautionary
steps have not been taken to prevent its
spreading. The house has not been dis
infected and. many of the neighbors
have been permitted to come and go..
Lupien was seventy-four years of aire, *
and had resided in this city many years,
but. recently." removed to Oak Park, a
suburb of this city, where he conducted
a small confectionery and fruit stand. '.
He .Lived an Hour.
Special to the Globe. .
Deadwood, S. D., Aug. 10.— Robert
Bennett, the young son of Hon. G. G.
Bennett, who was accidentally shot in
the abdomen by a boy companion while
hunting in the mountains, was found uy.
searchers late last night. He was found
alive and conscious, but only lived an:
hour. He had been shot in the ab
domen; the charge making a hole from
which his intestines protruded. RSH
One Strike Ended.
Special to the Globe.
Bkaimekd, Minn., Aug. 16.— The
workingmen have won their strike in
the Howe lumber mill, and begin work
at 7 o'clock tomorrow morning. Mr.
Howe accepted the ten-hour system this
evening, the men agreeing to work a
quarter of a day extra on Mondays.
Wednesdays and. Fridays, and to be
paid for extra time. Everybody is
pleased at the peaceable settlement of
the trouble. . ,*-,: v-**"-". ..•"*
Prosperous Tted Men.
; Sioux Falls, S. D., Aug. 16.—
cording to the. Pierre correspondent of
the Argus-Leader, the Indians of. South
Dakota*, were never as -prosperous 7 or
contented as they are this year. The
season has been a favorable one for
their growing crops of corn, potatoes
and other vegetables, and the immense
stocK ranges within tlieir reservation
and upon the lauds they have taken in
severalty have been covered with a very
luxuriant growth of grass.
Twelve Elevator- Sold.
Special to the Globe.
Winona, Minn., Aug. 16.— Strong &
Miller, the Minneapolis grain men, have
sold to the 11. J. O'Neill Grain com
pany, of this city, their twelve grain
elevators and grain warehouses on the
line of the Winona & St. Peter road.
Strong & Miller will confine themselves
to their Hastings and Dakota line of
elevators, aud will erect a mill at Kalis
pel, Mon., shortly.
Thirteenth District Bar.
Special to the Globe.
Hero's Lake, Minn., .Aug. 16.— The
Thirteenth Judicial Bar association met
here today with about fifteen members
present. Papers were read by Lawyers
Canlield, Borst, Daily, Wilson, Town,
Bedding and others. The next meeting
will be held at Worthington,
Child Instantly Killed.
Special to the Globe.
Eau Claire, Wis., Aug. 16.— John
Plantigo, a teamster, drove to his home
for dinner with his heavy wood wagon
today. . His. little four-year-old boy
crawled under the .".wagon and fell
asleep. The father started the horses,
the wheels' crushing the head of the
little boy to a pulp.
Special to the Globe.
Little Falls, Minn., Aug. 16.—
district Democratic convention met here
today to elect candidates for state rep
resentatives. Stivers, of Crow Wing;
Boscoe, of Morrison, and Sheels, of
Todd, were nominated, with one more
to be nominated.
Full Ticket Named.
Special to the Globe.
Jamestown, N. D., Aug. 16.— The
Democratic convention nominated a full*
county and legislative ticket this after
noon. For senator, George Lutz; rep
resentatives, D. E. Hughes, E. T.
. The Engineer Killed.
Special to the Globe.
Casselton, N. D., Aug. 16.— Abridge
over a branch of the Rush river broke
through this afternoon with a traction
engine, and William Vail, its engineer^
was killed. The bridge had been con
demned, but no notices had been
Stole Quite a Wad.
Special to the Globe.
St. Cloud. Aug. 16.— A mysterious
robbery took place last night in this
city. During the night some one en
tered the room of Mathias Wetzel, No.
16 Seventh avenue south, and stole $2«S
from his clothes. •
Three Outlaws Hold Up and Be
head a Traveler in Wash
Vigilantes Take the Trail, Capture
The Murderers and Lynch
- Them. '-
; Portland, Or., Aug. 16.— A dispatch
fromTa'coma says three highwaymen 1
held up and beheaded a man near El
lensburg, Wagb., today. Vigilante*
pursued"- lhe highwaymen, and, after
capturing them, hanged them to aj&jij-a
The Republican Nelson Octopus and Its Deadly Grasp.
SPOONER IS THAN.
Wisconsin Republican Slate
; Wins and the Ex-Sen
ator Is Solid.
Opposing Candidates Quit in
; Despair, but Upham Men
May Fight/ '■
Texas Democrats Hold an Ex
ceedingly Hot State
Two Factions Clash, and Two
Conventions Run in
vL One Hall.
■; Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 16.— The
slate has won. John C. Spooner. will be
nominated for governor. by the Repub
lican state convention tomorrow. Gen."
Griffin .was the first of his opponents to
withdraw, and at last Col. W. 11. Up
ham has announced his surrender also.
The Milwaukee candidates * who have
been 'mentioned are all disposed of and
Spooner has a clear field. . . ;.
The announcement .was the result of.
a long conference, In" which, '; Senator
Spooner, Col.Upnam .and Gen. Grfiiu
participated, this morning. ' The result 1
of the conference is plainly seen in re
newed claims for the Sf ex-senator, and
the only uprising now seems to be in
tne Upham ranks. They declared that
their candidate would- not fly. the track
for any of the - bosses except Senator
Sawyer. Uphatn's friends '■■ claim 150
votes sure and think that he has a show.
Upham ""leu Hope* til.
Waukesha county delegates tele
; phoned the Upham managers this morn
ing that '"Waukesha is with you: hold
'the fort." An hour later a Winnebago
county messenger arrived with the au
thorized report, " Winnebago for Up
ham; do not give up." "I ThinK there
will be a vote or two taken before
Spooner is nominated," remarked Col.
E. B. Gray today.
For lieutenant governor the name of
Julius Wechsetsberg, Milwaukee; Mar
tin'Fattison, West Superior; John C.
Koch, Milwaukee; J. B. Treat, Monroe,
and \V. H. McCord, ex-congressman
from the Eighth, are mentioned today,
with the indications pointing to Mr.
Wechsetsberg as the strongest man, be
cause he is from Milwaukee, and also
because he is not tainted with Bennett
(John D. Wilson, for attorney general,
has a very robust boom, although James
O'Neill, of "Neillsville, is making an
active canvass. Bullock and Adams
finally reached an agreement this after
noon on railroad commissioner, by
which Adams is to withdraw, in favor of
Bullock, giving the latter a clear field.
TEXAN'S IN A TANGLE.
Two Conventions Proceed in One
: "Houston, Tex., Aug. 16.— As previ
ously outlined in these dispatches, the
Democracy is", rent in twain, and a
double-barreled convention •is the re
sult. The same scenes which were
enacted in this city four years ago, dur
ing the Stewart-Hutchison campaign,
occurred today. It was a foregone con
clusion that if the Hogg people, who
had about two-thirds of the instructed
delegates, attempted to control the con
vention, as they had a perfect right to
do, the Clark peoph would bolt. They
had., agreed : upon vMs line of policy at
their secret caucus, p«d today they car
ried^ it out, the co ntion never com
pleting or even g0..._ into temporary
y The Clark faction assert that, know
ing. the danger of a deadlock to the suc
cess of Gov. Hogg, the chairman was to
arbitrarily run the machine, and his at
tempt to do this brought on the fight.
'When Chairman Finley assumed the
gavel and called the delegates to order,
lie counseled moderation and fairness,
and told the . delegates to smother the
passion and prejudice which has been
engendered during the bitter campaign
of the party for months, and warned
ithem of the dangers of a divided Dem
ocracy. He announced that the first
thing". was the election of a temporary
i chairman. _%__&*&Xl BQ
i "V. T. Sheppard, of Camp ; county, was
nominated hy. the Hogg people and Jon
athan". Lane, of" Fayettee, contested
county, by ".tbe Clark faction. Chair
man Finley ordered the secretary to call
the roll by counties, and then a mighty
• yell of opposition went up. Ex-Senator
Mattock moved that the vote on elec
tiou of chairman be taken viva voce.
; Chairman Finley * ruled . this out of or
der, and then the storm of indignation
broke out afresh. Hundreds of dele
gates were on their feel wildly gesticu
lating and endeavoring ' to secure rec
ognition, while * the thousands v: in"
the _ hall were bowling "like der-
} *HShes. 7 .-Bedlam reigned ■: supreme. :
Through the djn of voices Mattock ap
pealed from the decision of the "chair. *
•.Vrrtn" stoical indifference Finley re
fused to ; entertain the appeal, and. or
tiered the secretary to proceed with the
roll call. Many Clark counties refused
to vote, and the call by counties showed
that Sheppard was overwhelmingly
Just as the result was being an
nounced. ex-Senator Mattock jumped
on a chair and declared that the minor
ity had been stifled and bulldozed. The
chair, he said, had violated all parlia
mentary laws and customs. He asked
all those who favored Lane". for tem
porary chairman to signify by saying
"aye." The Clark delegates and the
spectators all chimed in. and a mighty
shout went up from 6,000 throats, and
Mattock declared Lane elected. In an
instant the Clark banner waved, and.
then a mighty -rush was made to the
platform to secure half of it. -■-..
The scene which then ensued is inde
scribable. Men in angry passion were
surging, pushing and pulling at the
tables and chairs, and all the time yell
ing and cursing. Single fights were
going on in the audience, and pistols
and dangerous-looking knives were
flourished. For several minutes it
looked as though a bloody scene of car
nage would be enacted. At last a sem
blance of order was worked out of
chaos. As though by mutual consent
the murderous-looking pistols and
knives were put back in pockets and
each side took half of the platform and
hall, Sheppard presiding over the Hogg
convention and Lane the Clark legion.
Both sides: soon got down to business
and began the work of oigauization by
appointing the usual committees. An
adjournment was taken.
I Caticifses were held., by both - factions :
i tonight to. map ont a further policy.
Since. adjournment* the " Clark leaders
have cooled off somewhat, and several
of the delegates refuse to act . with the
bolters.. They say that.it was a con
ceded fact that Hogg had nearly, if not
quite, two-thirds of the delegates, who
had been chosen; in accordance , with
Democratic law, and usage; that even
though the chairman ruled erroneously,
it was not sufficient ground for a bolt;
that Chairman Finley had scted rightly. -j
and that the Democratic state executive
committee had laid down the law that
the roll of counties should be called on
organizing. Therefore no appeal was ;
j in order.
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j MICHIGAN FOR MORSE.
i ■ ■
The Noted Jurist to Be Elected
Grand Rapids, Mich., Aug. 16.—
; Justice Allen B. Morse, ot the Michigan
■ supreme court, and Michigan's candi
date for the vice presidency at Chicago,
will be unanimously named tomorrow
for governor by the Wolverine Dem
ocracy in convention assembled. Gov.
Edward B. Winans, the on In competitor
for the high, honor, has made this con
summation a foregone conclusion by a
letter of withdrawal received today by
State Central Committee Chairman Dan
J. Campau, of Detroit.
Gov. Winans' letter sets forth a dec
lination of a second term in way which
effectually settles the question. The
farmer governor could have had the
nomination had he wanted it, but his
withdrawal now leaves an open field for
Morse and removes the only contest
which threatened to in any way disturb
the harmony of tomorrow's proceed
ings, and at uoon tomorrow Chairman
Campau, will call to order the largest
and most enthusiastic convention of
Democrats ever assembled in the Wol
verine state. ■...'-
I The number of delegates entitled to
seats in the convention is 810, and all of
I these are on the ground tonight, togeth
er with 400 visitors and newspaper men
from all parts of • the state. The con
vention will nominate a full state ticket,
from governor down to superintendent
of public instruction, and in addition to
this will nominate presidential electors
; and alternates* by districts, as pro
vided tor by the Minor law,
and- will declare whom tbe Demo
crats. - will elect . United States
senator to succeed Senator Stockbridge
I if they control the next legislature. As
i for senatorial nominee, the upper penin
! sular delegates this .afternoon tele
| graphed to Edward Ryan, of Negaunee,
j asking, if he would "permit the use of
his name for senatorial honors.' George
L. Yaple is also mentioned, and since
the announcement of Gov. Winans'
withdrawal from the gubernatorial race
there has been talk of giving him the
i senatorial indorsement.
Third Party Drawing Heavily on
Raleigh. , N. C, Aug. 16.— At noon
today the first third party state conven
tion ever held in North Carolina met in
this city. It was called to order by W. i
R. Lindsay, chairman of the state ex
ecutive committee, who named Marion
Butter, president of the State Farmers'
Alliance, as temporary chairman, and
J. W. Denmark, son-in-law of the late
L. L. Polk, as secretary. Upon the
call of counties it was found that only
eighty of the ninety-six counties were
represented. At least one-third of the
delegates present have previously been
Republicans, and a number are col
_.....: Blame Will Talk Little. .
- Boston,' Mass., Aug. 16.— A dispatch
i from Bar Harbor; says authoritatively
that; Mr. Blame will speak in the com
ing campa]_n hi the* state of Maine. He
does not feel [strong enough to make a
regular . stumping tour, as in former',
years." but he will make; five-thin ute'
speeches at various points in the st ate,
THE GLOBE BULLETIN.
I Weather—Pair; cooler.
| Lowry's letter stirs up aldermen.
' Castle to be renominated tomorrow-
Talk of fusion in North Dakota-
Yorkville Belle wins Omnibus stakes.
Spooner to be named for governor.
The big strike at Buffalo.
Lumber prices co »p a notch.
No illumination during state fair.
Alleged case of cholera at Oak Park.
Alvah Eastman buys newspaper.
The Iron Hall bank assigns. .
Gladstone's cabinet is announced
Maverick bank wreckers iniictad-
Close to a conflict at Homestead.
Steers do havoc in Gotham.
Binding twine swindle in South Dakota.
Fearful cholera ravages ia Russia.
Frightful railway accident in Ohio.
Salty speech by Gen. Seeley.
RUN OP THE MARKETS. ;
At Chicago' an : easier feeling developed in
grain dealings, though news of a bearish
character caused a heaviness in all cereals.
Provisions were the active . feature, pork
closing at 512.45 September, 513.40 January.
Wheat finished at 77c August, 77%* a Septem
ber. Closing figures on corn- were 52*»fec
August, 52Wc- September,* RiVsc . May. Oats
lost quite." a fraction at32%c August, 33"Ac
September, October. : > :'_.%%-..- .";••-• ',
'-■"j Dealings on Wall streer are not notable in
any respect, but at present a firm undertone
is reported in the stock market.
' Movements or* steamships.
; Southampton — Arrived: Latin: New
York. ; •*.-.*. •
* London— Sishted: Balgowan, New York,
j Lizard— Wieland, from New
York. ; .
Bremer-Haven — Arrived: Elbe, New
New York Arrived: Tauric, Liverpool.
CHOKED HIS MOTHER.
Wealthy Mrs. Alice Crocker, of
Chicago, Strangled by Her
The Murder Occurs at Carlsbad,
in Germany, and Created*
Berlin. Aug. IC. -Mrs. Alice Crock
er, of Chicago, was' strangled by her
son, twenty-three years old, in her
apartments in the Koenigs Villa. Carls
bad, Monday. Young Crocker is in an
asylum. Mrs. Crocker and her son came
to Carlsbad some time ago. at the end of
a tour through: Western Europe. They
apparently were on the best of terms
when they ariived, and young Crocker
was with his mother almost constantly
when she was in public. He always ac
companied her when she took the
Friday young Crocker behaved pe
culiarly. When asked whether he was
ill he said merely that be wanted more
air, and somebody in the house was try
ing to suffocate him. At dinner he com
plained that his letter of credit had given
out and that lie must raise money im
mediately. This caused surprise, as a
friend who had been to the bank with
him in the afternoon had noticed that
he had drawn an exceptionally large
sum, of which he bad spent very little.
In the evening Crocker was erratic in
his behavior, and was heard talking
loudly and bitterly to his mother.
Friday night and Saturday night he
left the house and was not seen to re
turn, although a footman said he had
seen him coming In apparently late in
the morning. Next day he complained
of a pain in his "head, but otherwise
seemed unusually well. He talked to
! acquaintances of his own and his moth
er's plans. Then he jumped up and
said, '"That reminds me; I' must see
mother at once or it will be too late." He
hastened to Mrs. Crocker's apartments
and remained there an hour. Shortly
after he left his acquaintances- he was
heard talking angrily, but nothing was
thought of this, as he had been irritable
for several days. Then all sounds
A few minutes later something fell,
heavily in Mrs. Crocker's bedroom. A
chambermaid heard groans, but sup
posed that Mrs. Crocker had been taken
ill. Persons going to see to Mrs. Crocker
later found her dead on the floor, with
the marks of heir son's . fingers on her
throat. Her clothes were not torn and
her hair not more than slightly ruffled.
Evidently she** had been taken by sur
Young Crocker made no effort to es
cape. He acknowledged his crime, but
seemed to : have no conception of what
he had done. He talked incoherently,
and occasionally became violent, shout
ing that he had done right and threat
ening everybody" who approached him.'
He was examined by his physicians,and
by. them was pronounced hopelessly in
sane. There is no doubt," they say. that
his ; approaching madness has ■ shown
minor symptoms for ; some time, and at
the time of . the murder suddenly de
veloped ""so as to unseat his reason.
Many Americans are stopping at Carls
bad, and the . murder has cast a deep ;
gloom oyer the colony,
ST. PAUL MERCHANTS
IN THE DAILY GLOBE
GET BEST RESULTS.
HOT IN. THE -COLLAR,
Mr. Lowry's Letter Creates a
Gentle Breeze in the Al- .
Aldermen Declare it an In
sult to Members of the
Who Worked So Assiduously
to Make Terms With
The Letter Returned and a
Special Joint Council
All members of the board of aldermen,
except Aid. Jensen, were in attendance
at the meeting last night. The feature
of the session was the report of the com
mittee on street railway matters. The
conclusions and recommendations sent
to Mr. Lowry on Saturday last by the
committee were returned with a very
terse reply, a portion of which made the
aldermanic portion of the committee
righteously indignant. Ihe report of
the special street railway committee
was received, and the following letter
from Mr. Lowry read in reply to the
recommendations submitted by the com
Lonry'ti Reply. .'
The proposition contained in my let
ter of the Uth inst. involved an outlay
of more than $250,000, and was intended
to be more in the interests of the city
than the street railway company. If it
had been accepted the access which
would have been furnished to the lakes
and park, together with the pavilions .
and proposed attractions, would, in my
judgment, have done more to attract •
public attention to your parks and re
sorts than anything that has as yet
been accomplished iv St. Paul. You !
must bear in mind that this offer was
voluntary, as the city has no pow
er to compel the company to '
build the proposed extensions, "
except on conditions that cannot be ful- *
filled for many years. The concessions
asked from the city are small in com
parison with the benefits intended to
The interests of the city and street
railway company are mutual, and the
company is ready and willing to do its
full share toward the development and
improvement of St. Paul. It is, how
ever, unwilling to submit to unneces
sary, arbitrary and unlawful burdens
sought- to be imposed to subserve pri- '
vate ends.-- Your proposition, while ex
acting much, offered nothing in return.
It is therefore '.respectfully . declined. .
Regretting the outcome of the •negotia
tions on account of the positive detri
ment to the city, and thanking you* for .
the personal courtesy extended during
our various interviews*; I aim, with re
spects^ _. • - i^i";. Thomas- Lowky,
President Twin City. Rapid Transit
Company.: - •"'.'-' y-Si :7 : -P.;'",. " V.,*- :..-.
-.-'.: *"•'"?•*: Says It's an Insult-":. --■-. "■•*""•*>-*'•■
. Aid. Franklin said the communication
was' an insult and v a "falsehood. | Mr. g
Lowry should come out add s; apologize •
as publicly as "he had made the slate- ."
went or else substantiate the charge V.
implied. He was in favor of referring .
the communication - backtO'Mri-LftwryV-r'.
as no such statements should be toler- '
ated. If Mr. 1 Lowry knew of any such '
thine he should be made to substanti
ate it. ;.•---:.•<--:-.■• .-•- .....,•.■.:■.; ',
Aid. Cullen said it seemed to him the
proper move would be to recommend ;
the matter back and see if some happy -
conclusion could not be reached.
Aid. Warren was surprised : at the
communication. He had worked hard
on the committee, and was personally
interested in property at Como. lie !
protested against any such statements
as made by Mr. Lowry. The people in
his vicinity had a right to demand "
transportation to and from the city. It -
had been intimated that he was in favor .
of a right of way being granted
through the park. It was against his
personal interest to have the line run
through the park. If the matter was to
be referred back, he wanted to be ex- .
bused from serving as a member of the
Aid. Franklin wanted the matter re
ferred to the council as a committee of
the whole. Evidently Mr. Lowry was •
of the opinion that he could put two or '
three promises in "the slot and pull out
what he wanted. He was in favor. of :
calling in the legal department and see
ing and knowing just what rights the
Return to Lowry.
Aid. lngersoll wanted matters brought
to a more direct issue. He wanted the
city attorney to have ready the legal is
sues of the case. Cars on Grand ave
nue and West Seventh street were : or
dered to run more frequently by a recent
resolution. If the council had the au
thority he would be In favor of ordering
the chief of police to see that the cars •
were run as ordered by the council. If
the city attorney decided the order to :
run cars on the lines mentioned more
frequently was under the head of rea
sonable service, then the company
should be made to do as ordered or suffer
the consequences, lie would never vote
for a system -of transfers which would
be stopped at 7p. m. A large number
of the council were probably able to
reach the park at Como without; using
the cars, but the general public could
not. and must have transfers. All that
the city received at the time the con
tract was made was the transfer sys
tem. It was contemplated at the time. ,
that the system would allow passengers "
to ride from one line to another with
out having to pay two fares. If Mr.
Lowry were building a through line
to Minneapolis he could do it
without running on streets. So
far as park privileges were concerned
it was not detrimental to the city's in
terest. The matter was a business
proposition, and Mr. Lowry was asked
to spend a large amount of money for -
St. Paul. Concessions must be . made,
and, while the committee had worked
hard, they should not be discouraged.
Any imputations placed upon the mem
bers of he committee by the commun
ication,he thought, amounted to noth
ing, or at least should not be taken to ; .
heart. He lived on Grand avenue and
wanted cars run more frequently there -
just the same as Aid. Warren and'Frank
lm wanted them run in their districts.
Aid. lngersoll moved -that the: council
decline to accept the communication
from Mr. Lowry, and that it be returned
to him with a communication stating
that no letter would be accepted which
reflected upon the personal members of .
the council or committee. ;*;__Pßß3BMP4h
The motion was unanimously adopted.
Aid. Franklin moved 4 that a special
joint meeting, be called, for - Thursday
evening, and that the city, attorney be
requested to prepare the legal points at "'. •.'.
issue. -""-This was also passed.
Aid. Montgomery wanted such* por
tion of the . report,' with Mr. Lowry's
letter eliminated, recommitted to the ;
committee, and it was so ordered. EH2B
"At the. suggestion of Aid. , Zimmer- *
man, the. clerk directed to r invite
Mr. Lowry to attend the: special meet-'
ing. Thursday evening. ".."-**-. "•■"-•"■->