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■ CARVED Jo_ DEATH. Two Farmers Fight in the ' Road Near Little Falls, Minn. One Uses a Pitchfork and the Other Dexterous With a Knife. The Man With the Knife Stabs His Antagonist to Death. A Deadwood Physician Shoots a Fireman Dead After a Quarrel. Special to the Globe. • Little Fall?, Minn., Oct. — A most cold-blooded murder was commit ted last night on the highway leading to Uravelyille. a small country village just east of this place. The scene of the murder was about three miles out from this city. August Artman was killed while on his way home from this city, where he had been during: yesterday. On their way home were also Xarcisse Gravel, his sou Alex and rig, and an other young man, an Italian. The Story of the Crime !s as follows: As near as can be ascer tained from reliable authority, Artman had been to tow.) with a load of hay, and had a hay rack on his wagon: also a pitchfork. X. Gravel, his son and the Italian overtook the murdered man and in attempting to pass him Artman asked who was there. Mr. Gravel re plied. When Artman asked who the rest ot the party was Mr. Gravel an swered again, his son putting in a saucy remark. One word led to another, and Artman said he had a good deal of re spect for Gravel, but began calling his son vile names, who jumped out of his buggy, and, as Gravel claims. Artman used his pitchfork on his son. Mr. Gravel is a Cripple on Crutches and consequently could not dismount from his buggy to separate the parties. The young Italian did endeavor, so it is claimed, to separate them, but not until Artman. the murdered man cried enough did Gravel induce his son to get back in his buggy and drive home, leav ing Artman alone. This is the story as told by Narcisse Gravel, the father. Artman was stabbed in several places, but what kind of a weapon was used cannot be determined from the kind of wounds inflicted, but it is supposed a knife must have been used, as there are at least ten or more wounds, and very bad. deep ones. The Fatal Stab ■was most likely one received in the left thigh. The cut is deep and about two inches in length. This thrust severed nn artery, from which it is supposed he bled to death very quickly. Gravel, the father of the supposed murderer, claimed that when leaving Artman he did not know that Artman was badly hurt, as it all happened in a rather dark place about B o'clock in the evening,and he could see nothing that was going on very distinctly, being at a distance from the participants in the fight. When Gravel and his son arrived home the father thought Artmau was probably badly hurt, so he started back, but was met by a party coming from town, who informed him that Artman had been found and Taken to Town. Upon hearing this Ik turned home, where the officers found him. His son Alexander Gravel, the supposed mur derer, and the Italian, whose name has not been learned, were arrested at a late hour last night and are being held. The coroner held an inquest last night. The jury will convene again tomorrow morning, at which time they will prob ably arrive at a verdict. The murdered man leaves a wife and a couple of chil dren. He was about thirty years of age and was not considered a rough char acter. Alex Gravel is the son of re spectable parents, well-to-do, and is just twenty-two years of age and mar ried. All are farmers living about ten miles east of this city, near the town of Gravelville. KILL.KD his 31 A. X, But Is Himself Dying With Brain Fever. Special to the Globe. Dkadwood, S. D., Oct. 2. — The Baptist church, valued at £12,000. was destroyed by fire early this morning. The church had been but recently com pleted. The fire is supposed to be the •work of incendiaries. During the prog ress of the lire a fireman named Clem tiDurling and a physician named Xaul teous became involved in a quarrel which resulted in the physician getting the worst of the encounter. After the lire he armed himself, and, meeting Spurling in a saloon, resumed the quar rel and was knocked down. As he arose he pulled a revolver and shot Spnrling twice in the body, killing him. The murderer lies at the point of death with brain fever. The excitement is intense. The firemen threaten to lynch the phy sician. He is in jail, surrounded by an armed guard. Xaukeous is a Dad man, having said he killed a man at Has tings, Neb., before be removed here. DANGEROUSLY SHOT. A. Chicago Man Seriously Wound ed While Hunting. Special to the Globe. Lakeßextox, Minn., Oct. 2.— Two ouug men, Peter Jensen, of Tyler, Minn., aari Harold Frederickson, of Cnicago, while out hunting ducks about two mites east of Tyler, met with an ac cent which may result seriously to one of them. They were together on a pond,- and upset the boat and fell on opposite sides in the water. Jensen's gun was accidently discharged, the whole charge entering the left side of Fredericksou, but it is thought not deep enough to injure the intestines. Med ical aid was soon obtained, the wound dressed, and then he was removed to Tyler. At this writing he is still un conscious. hilled by L<i4ihtsi»»<j. " Bpccinl to the Globe. Zumbota, Minn., Oct. 2.— Frank dunidt was killed Uy lichiaiaaiyestex *s^^S>2S?!s^* r * day while at work on the farm of S. 1 Zetsinan in Mlnm-ola. His home was in Albert Lea. PCS OX THE BORDER. Some of the Reds Kick on the .New Census. Special to the Globe. Fargo, X. D., Oct. 2.— The commis sion appointed to treat with the Turtle Mountain Indians are pushing their work, and have already taken an accu rate census of the Indians, taking care to keep separate the Canadian Indians, American Indians and half-breeds. Lit tle Shell and his followers and the Canadian Indians are sulking and re fuse to let the commissioners come among them. They seem inclined to cause trouble. Bottineau. a half-breed lawyer, is agitating their cause and says he will be heard from soon. The com missioners will next turn their attention to the Cananian reds, and every one will be stricken from the rolls, necessitating their return to Canada. Several Mules Burned. Special to the Globe. Waseca, Minn., Oct. 2.— At noon to day fire was discovered in the frame barn building: owned by the estate of W. G. Waid, and situated on his farm, just outside the city limits. The entire building was destroyed. Four mules were burned therein; also, four stacks of grain which had been stacked near to the barn. Of Course Not. Special to the Globe. Maxdax, N. I).. Oct. There is no truth in the reports ot prairie fires west of the Missouri. A big fire is reported 150 miles north of Mandan, on the north side of the Missouri range. Buildings owned by State Treasurer Booker are reported burned, with losses of cattle. Evidently Despondent. Special to the Globe. Jojidax. Minn.. Oct. 2.— The body of a young lady supposed to be Lizzie Tolfson, of Duluth, was found in a mill Dond here today. The suicide looked for work here last week, but had not been seen since. «o» STRANGE AS FICTION- A Georgia Woman Keeps the Body of Her Husband in Her House. After Attending to Some Business She Will Commit Sui cide. Conrnii.i;. Ga., Oct. 2.— The embalmed boay of a man, upright in a glass-faced metallic conin, holding a gold-headed cane in the hand, and with a profusion of diamonds ami other jewelry, decor ates the parlor of Mrs. George W. Mar vin's handsome residence in this town. The embalmed body is that of her hus band, who died on the 10th day of last July. Dr. Marvin was the wealthiest man in Cordele. lie was president of the ban!-:, and was worth something over $200,000. Dr. Marvin and his wife were inhdels, though but few people knew it until his death last July. Mrs. Marvin was wild with grief at the time of her husband's death, and made the startling announcement that she had made a solemn compact with her hus band before his death agreeing that they would enter oblivion at as near the same time as could be easily arranged by means of suicide. She still contemplates taking her own life as soon as she has made gome ar rangements for the permanent inter ment of her husband's remains. When the doctor died the body was followed to the grave in the cemetery by all the people or the town. Four days after the burial, in the darkness of the night, there was another funsral procession, but no carriages followed the hearse, and no one on foot accompanied the dead except those who helped to dig the earth from above the coffin and bear the corpse back to the place from which the first procession had started. In the dead of the night a few trusted friends, wiiorr. Mrs. Marvin had requested to act, went to the cemetery and brought back the body. Next morniue an em balmer arrived from New Orleans and embalmed the body. At the same time an Italian sculptor began preparing plans for an immense mausoleum to be erected in Cordele in memory of Dr. Marvin. If the original idea had been carried cut this town would have had the most maguiticent tomb in Georgia, but Mrs. Marvin has given up the idea of build ing the tomb and substituted the build ing of a college as a living monument to her husband's memory. Mrs. Marvin refuses to separate the "jewelry and the remains of her husband. To bury him in the cemetery she fears the body will be exhumed and the jewels stolen. Therefore, the body is kept in the par lor of her house, and will stay there until she decides on some sort of a safe tomb for the remains of herself and husband. When such is prepared, by her own hands she says she will join him. DENVER'S WATER WORKS. The Central Trust Company Now RBrinjjs Suit. Dkxyki:, Oct. 2.— The Central Trust conmauy, of New York, has begun suit in the United States circuit court against the Denver society to foreclose the mortgage for an account from the restraining order from the defendants dispossessing the plaintiffs. The bill alleges that on Nov. 15. 1890, the Denver City Water Works company delivered to the trust company $7,000,000 worth of United States bonds and made assignment of all its prop erty to secure the bonds, that $4,000,000 of these bonds were duly certified to according to the provisions of the mort gage, and that 12,400,000 of these bonds were returned to plaintiff to be held in ■ escrow under tire terms of an agree ment to retire certain outstanding bonds mentioned in an agreement made Jan. IT. 1892. The trust company alleges that it has issued $1,200,000 worth of these bonds, and that the re mainder are still held in escrow. The default of the defendants in naying interest is alleged to be the cause of the action. ■ — <=— .. Steamiitters Strike. Philadelphia, Oct. The steam fitters of Philadelphia have gone on strike for a nine-hour work day and a uniform scale, of wages. The new schedule went into effect on Oct. 1, but Friday, the agreement not having been signed, the men. to the number of near ly 200, employed by half a dozen firms, went on strike. - — -*» ". ■' Small-Pox at Toronto. TonoNTO, out., Oct. 2.— Small-pox has broken out in the general, hospital here, the victims being two hospital nurses. The source of the disease is j||lbua».u. SAINT PAUL, MINN., MONDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 3, 1892. CAUSES A SENSATION Gresham's Defection Stirs the Blood of Politicians All Around. No Doubt About His Inten tion to Vote for Grover Cleveland^ The Step Taken After a Care ful Consideration of the Issues. Judge Gresham Disapproves Harrison, His Methods and His Managers. Chicago, Oct. 2.— There is no doubt whatever about the attitude of Judge Gresham. He will vote for Grover Cleveland. The announcement is made on authority which cannot be disputed. The information was brought to town by gentlemen who came from Spring field, and confirmed here by Democrats of high standing who had become iv ■WALTER Q. GP.EsIIAM. some way acquainted with the fact. By night it was, where Democratic and Republican politicians were congre gated, the general subject of conversa tion, and no one denied or doubted the statement. Judge Alleu, of the United States district court at Springfield, 111., first made the announcement. Judge Gresham lias been iv the state capital, sitting with JuJge Allen, for several days. The other day, while conversing with Judge Allen on politics. Judge Gresham told him that he should vote the Democratic elec toral ticket this fall. Judge Gresham did not speak confidentially, but told Judge Allen that lie was at liberty to repeat the statement if iie cared to do so. Judge Allen did repeal it to friends In Springfield, and yesterday morning the significant determination of Judge Gresham had come up out of the quiet valley of the Sangamon into Chicago. This is the account the Springfield men who were at the Democratic state head quarters yesterday gave of Judge Gresh am's open attitude. Tlic Groat Jurist. The great jurist, who loomed up as such a formidable presidential possibil ity before President Harrison iv 1888, who has long stood dangerously near to the president's ambition,and who would today have been upon the bench of the supreme court of the Lnited States but for the strained relations between him and Mr. Harrison and the president's vindictiveness, returned to Chicago yes terday, but his position as a judge of the federal courts would not. of course, per mit him to discuss political questions in an interview to be given to the public. The accession of a gen tleman of such national promi nence and influence as Judge Gresham to Mr. Cleveland's forces gave Democrats much happiness ana sufficient cause for felicitation to last all through October and into November. The acquisition of Judge Gresham to the Democratic party was declared to ue more than enough to offset the ad verse influence of Gen. Sickles, should the old warrior conclude to leave Tam many and bolt the ticket. Judge Gresham's action would, it was consid ered, draw a large number of votes to the Democrats in Illinois and be of in estimable service to the party in In diana, where he is unusually strong. and where Harrison's power is waning. Interest Following (. rc*bajn. Great interest has followed Judge Gresham during this campaign, and he has been made the subject of many sensational stories by political writers*. The announcement that he would ac cept a nomination as the candidate for the presidency ot the People's party, spread by Farmer Taubeneck and then denied; the subsequent statement em anating from the same source that fie would take the stump against Harrison, likewise disproved, kept the judge's name high in political interest and the Republican leaders uneasy for a month after the Minneapolis convention. Bat the announcement of yesterday, con sidered with Judge Gresham's well known disapproval of President Harri son and his methods, coming from such a gentleman as Judge Allen, and re ceiving confirmation from such high, and authoritative sources, leaves no room for doubting Judge Gresham's vote and influence are lost to the lle publican party. Judge Walter Q. Gresham will neither affirm nor deny the story that he in tends to vote for Grover Cleveland. lie was seen tonight by a representative of the Associated Press, but refused abso lutely to say anything upon the matter. His reply to all questions was: "I will not say a word," and more than that . could not be obtained from him. THE SICKLES YARX. It Doesn't Seem to Hold Water Worth a Ceut. Washington, Oct. 5. --Republican leaders in this city are not advised that Gen. Sickles will make speeches in fa vor of President llarrisou. The gen eral's speech at the G. A. R. banquet is understood to have been an amplification oijj.fi &eueral"s refflMfcs at Cfcig3.2a.Cw}> vention interjected into Bourke- Cock ran's famous speech, "No Union soldier can vote for Grover Cleveland.'' IRISH DEMOCRATS SPEAK. Erin's Sons Protest Ajjainst Irish- American Republican Clubs. New Yorjc. Oct. 2.— The Irish-Amer ican Democratic union, of this city, to day issued an address, in which it dep recates the fact that, prompted by the Republican party, many citizens of the race have been tempted to form Irish Republican clubs. These clubs have been created, ar.d American orators have been eniisted under the Repub lican banner, their special value being their ability to advocate and, if possi ble, convince citizens of this race that in aiding the Republican party they would help Irish interests. The address says that every thoughtful citizen must admit that the success of either political party in this country has no bearing directly or indi rectly on the destiny of any other coun try. Continuing, the address says: "As American citizens we deem it not alone un-American, uut unwise, that any body of citizens should be guided or controlled in the exercise of their duty as free men by any other consideration than that of patriotic duty to America, and in performing that duty we believe that we can best do so by supporting the Democratic party." The union protests against the asser tion that the success of the Republican party means benefit to Ireland, and re grets the necessity for the formation of the Irish-American Democratic unions. CL.EYfiL.AXD IS PLEASED, And May Make a Few Campaign Addresses. Philadelphia, Oct. 2.— Chairman W. F. Harrity, of the Democratic na tional committee, came over from New York Saturday in order to spend Sun day with his family. Mr. Ilarrity had I an extended conference with Mr."Cleve land Friday last, during which the work of the campaign was reviewed, and the plans for the future were sub mitted. Mr. Cleveland expressed him self as much pleased with the work, and as quite gratified at the outlook. Mr. Ilarrity believes that Mr. Cleveland should make a few public addresses during the campaign, but whether or not he 7. ill do so is as yet au undeter mined question. "1 have not kept open house today," said ex-President Cleveland to a re porter. "Just a few of my friends j dropped in, and there has been little politics."' In regard to the convention of the Democratic clubs Mr. Cleveland said: "I have promised to be present at the meeting in the morning and suppose 1 shall make a few remarks. In the even ing 1 snail positively attend the recep tion." Senator Hill remained quietly in hi 3 apartments at the Normandie today aud took a train this afternoon for Albany. I His visit to Albany, it is said, lias to do j with tne meeting tomorrow of the court I of appeals, when the disputed question j of the legality of the state legislative apportionment will be taken up. XEW YORK APPORTION3IENT. It Will Be Speedily Brought to a Settlement. Albany, N. V.. Oct. 2.— The court of appeals reassembles tomorrow morning, j and immediately upon its reconvening Attorney General Rosendale will ask j the court to immediately allow the ar- j guing of the case of The People ex rel. Carter vs. Frank Rice, as secretaiy of state, or. as it is better known", the j apportionment case. The case was argued at Saratoga, and the general term decided iv favor of the apportion ment. Mr. Rosendaie wants it settled beyond all doubt. He will ask that the case be heard at once before the court and the question settled, as there is ouiy a short time to intervene between 1 this date and the time for the nomina tions and elections. William A. Suther land will probably appear for the ap- I pellants and Mr.Rosendale for the state, i If the Monroe county case is also up at the same time, the one argument will serve for the two. GROVER OUT DRIVING. The Ex-President Takes a Spin Aronnd Town. New York, Oct. 2. — Ex-President Cleveland received a number of callers at his rooms in the Victoria this morn- | ing. After luncheon at about 3 p.m., in company with Oscar Strauss. ex- Turkish minister, he took a somewhat protracted drive, going through Central park and out upon the speedways of j upper Manhattan island. It was nearly j (5 o'clock when Mr. Cleveland reached his hotel. He looked as if the long drive i in the keen October air had done him j eood, nerved him up and given a sharp appetite for dinner. He spent a very | quiet evening*until «J o'clock. He was i alone in his apartments looking over his ; mail and teletrrarns and skimming over j the Sunday papers. Traitor Peck's Latest. Albany. Oct. 2.— Commissioner Peck will soon explode another of his bombs in an addition to the report recently issued, a report by which he tries to show the increase of wages of the various branches of the workinsmen. This table will be about twice as large as the one given out. HALF-BURNT TICKETS. A Rather Remarkable Fraud Dis covered at Cincinnati. Cincinnati, Oct. 3.— A few weeks ago the Cincinnati £ Covineton Street railway reduced tne fare from 7 to 5 cents, and travel was greatly increased, but strangely enough the revenue was largely decreased. The company em ployed Detective E. A. Miller, of Cleve land, to discover the cause it possible. He was affable, and soon had a staunch I friend in every conductor of the road, j One night when he had made his last ! tiip a conductor asked him if he was short, and on his replying yes handed him a lot of punched tickets, which, on examination at his room, he found some I of them scorched. He inquired at the office what they did witn their canceled tickets, and on being told they were I taken to the furnace and burned "found that the conductors had been in the habit of resurrecting the tickets that es- ' caped the flames and using them again. The scheme was a hard one and hard to detect. The Order of Pente. Philadelphia, Oct. 2.— The filing of a bill in equity yesterday against the Order of Pente, a short-term "get-rich quick" order, hastened its downfall. The general convention of the order was to have been held tomorrow and a plan of reorganization presented. Now, • however, the supreme onicers have de cided to make an assignment tomorrow ustead. _ Feathers AHarue. . , Philadelphia, Oct. ■?.— The estal - lichment of H. D- Dougherty & i'o.. feathers, at 329 and 331 North Second street, was damaged by tire today to the 1 extent of 535j063. The insurance j SUICIDE AND SCANDAL A Young Marylander Becomes Infatuated With a Cleve land's Man's Wife. He Takes Morphine in Her Presence and Dies From the Poison The Notorious Desperado, Frank Cooley, Is Shot Dead by a Sheriff. A Long" Island Man Deliber ately Cuts the Throat of a Companion. Chicago, Oct. 2.— There is some little romance and considerable mystery con nected with the death ot Frank Mezick, the young man who committed suicide by; taking morphine Saturday after noon, while in the company of Mrs. Hathaway. The woman in the case is not quite twenty years old. and is the wife of a wealthy contractor in Cleve land. She quarreled with her hasoand and came to Chicago two weeks azo. She says she has been stopping at the Wellington hotel for the past week, under an assumed name, but refuses to give the name under which she registered. It appears that Mezick and the woman had been together during the afternoon, and the woman claims that he tcok poison. Mrs. Hathaway says she was very much frightened, and wanted to call a physi cian, but Mezick insisted upon her go ing with him in a cab to the house of Mrs. Etta Lawrence, 135 Twentieth street. The couple arrived at the above number aoinit 7:30 o'lock in the even ing, and were met at the door by Mrs. Lawrence. Mrs. Hathaway explained that her companion was sick, and re quested that he be given a room. Being acquainted with Mezick, Mrs. Law rence readily gave him a room. Mrs. Lawrence assisted Mrs. Hathaway in removing Mezick's coat, and he lay down on the bed. Mrs. Lawrence left the room and went down stairs. In about five minutes Mrs. Hathaway ran down stairs and told Mrs. Lawreuce tiat Mezick Had Taken Morphine. Mrs. Lawrence refused to allow her to leave the house, and sent for a physi cian, and the two women went together to Mezick's room. He was uncon scious, and, upon the arrival of the physicciitn. was past aid. Mis. Hatha way then went for Dr. Tallman, and, upon his arrival, the police were noti fied, and Mezick was removed to the Mercy hospital, where bo died at 4 o'clock this morning. Lieut. Healy,.of the Cottage Grove avenue station, at once took Mrs. Hathaway into custody to await the action of the coroner's jury, and to be used as a witness before that body. Mrs. Hathaway was seen at the Cottage Grove avenue station this aft ernoon, but was rather reticent, and declined to talk freely about the matter. She is a rather prepossessing blonde, of medium height and buildf and small features. "i will be twenty years old in Decem ber,' she said, "and 1 have been married a little over three years. 1 have a baby girl two years of age. My husband Is a contractor in Cleveland. O. 1 could not get along with him, and left him a few weeks ago. 1 have been stopping at the Wellington hotel for a week ana reg istered under my maiden name." MezicK's parents are highly respected ! in Baltimore, where they reside, and his father is said to be one of the wealthy and influential citizens of that city. The suicide's father was telegraphed for, ! and he is now on his way to this city. fflpn i FRANK COOLKY KILLED. The Desperado Meets a Violent Death. Uxioxtowx, Pa., Oct. 2.— Frank Cooley, the leader of the famous Cooley outlaw band, was shot and killed to-day at his father's home, by a posse under Sheriff McCormick, of Fayette county. Cooley had been in the habit of spend ing his Sundays at the old homestead, and Sheriff McCormiek, learning of this, quietly hud the place surrounded last night. Frank Cooley and his pal. Ram sey, arrived during the night, and today the attempt was made to capture them. j The outlaws tried to escape and the posse tired, killing Cooley instantly. Ramsey, however, succeeded in getting away. There is great rejoicing in Fay ette county over Cooley's death, as it is believed that the baud will now be broken up. COOLLY CUT HIS THROAT. A Cold-Blooded Murder Commit ted on Long Island. HrxTiNGTOx. L. 1., Oct.2.— Abraham Frazier (colored) died at miduight last night from a wound in ; his throat in flicted by Louis Gildersleeve, a white laborer. There had been bad blood between the two men for some time, and when they met in a saloon last evening they began a quarrel. After a few hot words had been exchanged Gildersleeve left the saloon, saying, as lie went out: "Wait a minute: I'll be back and lix you." Gildersleeve went to a hardware store and purchased a large-sized bread knife, saying he wanted a knife that would "cut good." He then went to the saloon where, lie had seen Frazier, and met the • la*. ■* leaving the place. Walking with hiu; to a spot where the electric light threw a dark shadow. Gildersleeve said: "Now, Abe, lam ready for you.' As he spoke he seized rrazier, threw him on the ground, coolly drew the knife across his throat and walked off.. Fra zier's cries of murder quickly drew • a crowd, and some men picked him up and carried him to a carriage house near by, where he died. , Gildersleeve was arrested. - - ,=.- Shot Through the Body. •' Louisville. Ky., Oct. 2— James Ta bor, a farmer living in Rowan county, Kentucky,, went to the home of Horace Gibbs, a neighbor, called him to the • door and fired at him with a shotgun. Gibbs was "slightly wounded, but quickly returned the fire, emptying both chambers of his revolver. One charge passed through Tabor's body, and he will probably die. Tabors mind is somewhat. unbalanced, and he : im agined Gibbs was somewhat intimate with his wife, . . . . . A Stcreotyper Suicides. New York, Oct. 2.— A. H. Conn. i* stereotypes was found dead today from asphyxiation in his room at Smith and McNeil's; hotel, this 1 city. Conn was employed on the World most of. the time.- Recently he has been out of em ployment, a^idit is believed committed aiiiairUt from 'jPSPOnd^gy. THE FARMER SEES ONLY ONE SIDE. 15 vjp port-- our Hi&tV IML J^i^ i*§J^ M^-^t F^y&fo l(^0^/fw\\ " These Pretenses Should No Longer Deceive." — Grover Cleveland, Sept. 26. 1892. M. RENAN IS NO MORE The Distinguished French Au thor and Philologist Dies Suddenly. His Demise Results From a Severe Cold Caught Last Tuesday. The Steamers Busy Bee and Daoiz in Collision Near Hamburg*. The Captain, Mate and Pilot of the Latter Almost In stantly Killed. Paris, Oct. Joseph Ernest Kenan, j the distinguished philologist and au thor, whose serious illness was an nounced yesterday, died at an early hour today, after enduring intense suf fering. The ailment which resulted in M. Kenan's death was contracted on Tuesday last. On that day he went driving and caught a severe cold, which j speedily developed into congestion of , the lungs. He was slightly better Sat j urday morning, and his friends took hope that he would rally and recover frem the disease with which he had been prostrated. They were doomed to disappointment, however, as towards evening his legs and stomach be gan to swell, and he suffered | great agony. His condition neces sitated a painful operation, which j had the effect of weakening the pa tient's vitality. After the operation had been finished Renan fell into a state of heavy somnolence, from which he never recovered. He died at 6:20 o'clock this morning. It is said that M. Renan was rational up to the last moment, and that when he found death drawing nigh he expressed a wish that he might have A National Funeral RR and that his body might be interred in the Pantheon. M. Renan died in the College de France, a little way beyond the new buildings of the Sorbonne. His children were present at his bed side when death came, and his suffer ings were soothed by their gentle and consolate ministrations. No priest at tended the dying man. M. de Frevcinet, minister of war Gen. Fevries, Pere Hyacinthe, M. Le Conte de Lisle, the poet; M. Puvis de Chevannes, the painter, and other per sonages celebrated in the political, ar tistic and scientific worlds of France", called at the college during the day ana inscribed their names in the visitors' book. Only a few of the very intimate friends of the deceased weae admitted to the death chamber. The body will probably be embalmed. M. Lockroy, formerly minister ot ed ucation, and M. Berthelot, the cele brated chemist, wired messages to M. Burgeois, minister of public instruc tion and the arts, suggesting that the remains of M. Renan be honored with a public funeral. M. Bourgeois in reply promised to ask the cabinet to take the desired action in the matter and to make the interment the occasion of a grrtid^.Td "demonstration. The - f^nips, in an obituary article. cii -jiz.:.-] SL Renau, says that he had j fir.i hea writing the "H'»)rv of Israel," ; on"»vhich work lie' •' : Veen engaged 1 for some t'^ne. The : .'.'-. :• .ps expresses the hope that as a mark of respect for *t}s generous qualities of the deceased, f 'd as a token of appreciation of his high talents, hL remains be accorded * the honor of a national funeral. £, Biographical. V Joseph Ernest Renan, philologist and historian, was be a at Urnier, Coles- ! du-nord, r->. Fer- •'■ 1*23. His pareuts I , wished hi* *£- ;er.Hie -priesthood, and ! at an early age he was sent to Paris to ! prepare. At the close of his classic&i'! studies he' was placed-" in r the- seminary ■ i of St. Sulticele to perfect his theological ;i "urse.) While there he showed re- 4 rkaiHe aptitude in the studies of his tory and languages. He had already developed, however, too much inde pendence of thought to qualify : for the priesthood, and therefore he quitted the seminary to follow the course of his ; own uiiud. In 1847 he won the Yolney Ljjrize for a work njioa Hits Semitic, In 1851 he was attached to the department of manuscript in the national literary society and was elected a member of the Academic dcs Inscriptions in the place of M. Angus tin Thierri. In 1560 he went on a mission to Syria, and three years later published his "Life of Jesus." M. Kenan became a member of the French academy on June, 31, 18GS. Renan's wife was the daughter of Henri Sheffer, the painter. Kenan wrote vol uminously. Among his works are "Studies in Religious History," "The Book of Job," "Philosophical Dialogues and Fragments, "History of the Origin of Christianity," begun in 1563, and completed in seven volumes in ISS2; "The Evangelists," "Ths Apostles" and "Marcus Aurelius." Of his great history of Israel before the birth of Christ eight volumes were published. - L:3» His Last Words; Loxpox, Oct. The Times' Paris correspondent says: "While in Brit tany M. Renan was troubled with in somnia, and his artist son, Ary. was forced to spend part of the night read ing to him. Four hours before death M. Kenan turned to his wife and said: 'Why are you so sad?' Because 1 see you suffer,' she replied. "Be calm and resigned," he respond ed. "We undergo the laws of that nature whereof we are a manifestation. We berish. we disappear; but heaven and earth remain, and the march of time coes on forever." M. Renan has lons suffered from a complication of diseases, including rheumatism and gout. Being conscious that he would soon die, he made all ar rangements for the publication of the filial volume at his "Ili&tary of Israel," and, ffye years hence, of some volumes of reminiscences. CRUSHED TO DEITH. Three Men Instantly Killed in a Steamship Collision. Hamburg, Oct. 2. — The steamers Busy Bee nnd Daoiz were in collision today,and the latter vessel was so badly damaged that she went to the bottom. The steamers came tegether with great force, aud a scene of death and ruin re sulted. The Daoiz was nearly torn asunder by the sharp and ponderous bow of the Busy Bee, and her captain, mate and pilot were killed. The wild est excitement prevailed among those of the Daoiz's crew who had escaped death, and. as it was seen at once that the vessel had been so damaged that it was only a question of a short time when she would go down, they hastened to leave the steamer before she found ered under them. The Busy Bee ren dered oil assistance possible.and all but the three mentioned were safely res cued. The Daoiz was a Spanish steamer of CIS tons burden. She arrived at Hamburg Sept. 10, from Barcelona. Michael Davitt's Threat. London, Oct. 2.— Michael Davitt ad - dressed a meeting of irishmen at Glas gow today. He said he believed the time was ripe for a movement to give English. Scotch and Welsh farmers the protection of judicial leases anrt land courts for the revision and reduction of rents. "Such a movement," he said, "will eive the Argylls, the Devon shires, the Balfours and the Westmin sters, who are now encouraging an Irish landlord campaign, enough to do to de ! fend their own interests. The moment the landlord campaign is opened in Irel and we will start a land league in Great Britain^ Tisza Made President. Buda-Pestii, Oct. 2. — The delega tions have elected Count Louis Tisza president and Count Szapary, vice pres dent. Count Tisza, in his opening ad dress, said there was nothing in the present European situation to warrant any apprehension of war. In the lower house of the Hungarian diet the finance minister has expressed the conviction that he would soon be able to proceed with the conversion of the debt. The saving effected by the operation would be employed in the service of a new loan. The Nina and Pinta. Barcelona, Oct. 2.— The United States cruiser Bennineton has sailed from ' Huelva with the caravels i Nina and Pinta in tow. Orders have I been issued by the government to I the authorities in Havana that the Span i ish, cruiser Infanta J^.bel. at present [^sta/joned in Cuba, shall proceed to .New _,' r£"for the purpose of taking part In I tae naval review at that port on the oc casion of the anniversary of Columbus' first sighting the Bahamas. The Crew Saved. London, Oct. 2.— The British steamer Camiola, bound from Cardiff for Malta, foundered today near the Scilly islands, off the coast of Cornwall. The crew were saved. _ ' NO. 277. SMOOTH AMSDEN How the Trusted Agent oi Mr. Pillsbury Worked a Scheme. Plans of the British Syndl. cate to Obtain Control of the Market Farmers, Buyers and Outsid* Millers All Will Be at Their Mercy. Effect of the Suppression oi the Facts as to Grain in Store. Where the Money to Pay Wol« cott Was Expected to Be Obtained. Objection to This by One Company Raised the Ire of Amsden. Is the British milling syndicate, with its headquarters in London and iti mills, or some of them, in Minneapolis! to be allowed to obtain the completa m astery of the wheat market of tin Northwest? SEfiS This is exactly what this great combi nation of foreign sapital is seeking, and there is little doubt that the object will be accomplished unless the elev*3tor and railroad combine is broken. The first step towards the effectual closing of the wheat market in this sec tion was taken a few days ago. whan the elevator companies announced that they would no longer give the publio information regarding the amount of grain in store in their warehouses and elevators. Of course the heads of these elevator companies will know exactly the condition ct affairs, and, as no one else will be able to make a move from lack of knowledge, they wiil have en tire control of the wheat market, and will be abie to manipulate it as they please. A short crop unaer this departure would not Increase the price to the proper extent for the simple reason that the people outside the combine, would be unable to figure on tin; amount of the old crop held over in the elevators. After the bulk of the crop has been secured by the British syndi cate in the future for a low figure, tne price can then be run up to suit tho pleasure of the trust. If the plans of this foreign syndicate are adhered to every small miller, every farmer and every independent gram buyer will be completely at their mercy. Under the present administra tion of the laws of this staie the eleva tor and railroad combine are able to keep the independent buyers out of the field. By this arrangement they are able to cheat the farmers,as the Pioneer Press last April so clearly demonstrated, out of at least ten cents per bushel on their wheat crops. To the average man 10 cents per busnel od 100.000.000 bushels of whear produced in the Northwest would seem to be almost good enough. But a tasto of plunder like this has been only creates a keener desire it seems, and now the British syndicate proposes to see if this ?10,000,000 of plunder caunot be increased to two or tliree times as mud!. Unless this policy is changed it will be but a short time unti there will be but one elevator company in the held in the wheat-growing states. Notwithstand ing the close relations of the combine during the past few years the fact that there were a number of companies in the business has occasionally- had a good effect. At rare intervals" the rob bers have tried to "do" each other. Under this new deal there will be no trouble, the British syndicate owning stock in all the companies as it does. Under the old dispensation on one oc casion at least, it appears that one of the great elevator companies, through its manager, decided to squeeze out its competitors. As it chances this concern was the one controlled by Charles A. Pillsbury &, Co., and the manager iv question was C. M. Amsden. Ihe Chi cago Herald, after a careful investiga tion, tells the story as follows: Wheel* Within Wheel*. While the elevator combine has been robbing the farmers of the Northwest, as has been very clearly shown in pre vious articles, individual members of the combine seem to have been engaged in the business of cutting each other's throats wherever it was sate to do so, and wherever such cutting of throats inured to the advantage of the assassin. There are "wheels within wheels," and especially so with members of the wheat ring. The facts in possession of the Herald indicate tnat Mr. Pillsbury's representative and particular agent, Charles M. Amsden, was not satisfied with the advantage derived by fleecing the grain growers, but maae up his mind that it would be a big tiling for the Minneap olis & Northern Elevator company, conducted by Mr. Pillsbury, if the other elevator companies in competition with, it were exterminated and wiped from the face of the earth. This would leave the field clear to Mr. Pillsbury's ele vator, the Minneapolis & Northern, in which he lias taken the greatest in terest, although he has interests in the Minneapolis Union elevator and other companies, in which, according to via letters, he was a large stockholder. The treachery of C. M. Amsden, gen eral manager for Pillsbury, dates from about September, lSbfi. It has been shown that previous efforts of Mr. Ams den were directed toward fleecing the farmers. The facts connected with these attempted robberies have been fully exploited, but the commotion kicked up among the farmers will be as noth ing compared with the excitement which the information here given of Mr. Ainsden's Attempt to I ndermine and betray the other elevator companies associated with him in the despicable coinbinatiou will produce. It seems that Amsden, speaking of Charles A. Pillsbury, said upon one occasion that it was Mr. Pillsbury's ambition to con trol absolutely and in fact, as he did in effect, the entire elevator system of the Northwest. In pursuance of that ambi tion, Amsden. about September, ISS6, engineered a scheme which for daring exceeded anything:, perhaps, which had ever gone before it. The world is pretty familiar with the contract which the Minneapolis <& Northern Elevator company entered into with C. C. Wol cr.tt, by which Wolcott was induced for Continued on Fifth l\»;re.