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Gives «in indication of the
landslide in November.
Invested in a GLOBE Want will gen
erally brins quicker results than three
dollars otherwise invested.
Georgia Gives a Grand Demo
cratic Majority of Over
People's Party Hotbeds. Roll
Up Rousing- Democratic
All of the Congressional Dis
tricts Carried by the Par
ty of Tariff Reform.
Florida's Majority Gets Larg
er With Each Succeed
ing" Day.
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. s.— Returns from
•Jotcunties out of a total ot 137 give the
Democratic ticket a majority of more
than 30,000. There seems to be no pos
sible doubt that the majority will reach
60,000 when the vote of all the counties
is in. The third partyites will possibly
carry six or eight counties for the
legislature, and it is estimated that
their strength will be about twenty
members of the house of 175. The third
party leaders concede not less than
thirty thousand majority for the Demo
cratic ticket at this hour, and are rais
ing their concessions at the rate of
about five thousand an hour.
Chairman Atkinson, of the state Dem
ncratic executive committee, estimates
the majority at about. 50,000. Vice
Chairman Charles S. Northern, who has
been one of the most active managers
of the campaign in behalf of the Dem
ocrats, says the majority will be be
tween 50.000 and 00,000. The Constitu
tion has received, at 11 o'clock, returns
from seventy-tive counties and will ob
tain lull reports from counties not
heard from tonight as soon as its special
messengers can reach telegraph sta
All the Cottgremmeib
There are eleven congressional dis
tricts in the state, and the Constitu
tion's reports at midnight indicate
that the Democrats will carry
every one of them. There is
Xio doubt about any of them ex
cept the Tenth district, represented by
Congressman Tom Watson. In this dis
trict the third party has made Watson's
light its fight in this election. It is be
lieved that the Democratic majority in
the aggregate vole of the district will j
Dot be loss than 800.
Hotbeds of the third partyism came
nut with surprising change of front.
The People's party leaders were com
pletely demoralized. Ruckdaie, the
liome county of Candidate Peek, gave
600 majority for Northen. The only
person rash enough to venture
a prediction of 75,000 majority last
night was Elector Blackburn, and
tonight he. is hailed as 11 prophet in pol
itics. Following is the ticket elected:
Governor, W, J. Northen; secretary of
state, I*ii ll i 1 > Cook: comptroller, Gen,
William A. Wright: treasurer, H. Ij.
Hardiman; attorney central. Joseph A.
Terrell; commissioner of public instruc
tion, Robert Nesbit.
Reports from various counties of the
Fourth district show a grtind Demo
cratic majority. Chattahoochie and
Marion counties, which were consul-
Btde red the strongest third party coun
ties in the district, have been swept by
the Democrats. fclerri weather has given
2..~00 majority and buried the third
party. Muscogee over 12.000 majority.
Repudiated by Negroes*
Savannah, Ga., Oct. s.— The total
vote of this county was 3,250, of which
the third party polled only 200. (Joy.
Northen and the entire state ticket have
8,000 majority- The colored persons re
pudiated the deal with the third party
made by the leaders, and openly voted
the straight Deinocialic ticket. The
Democrats are jubilant over the tre
mendous defeat of the third party in
this section of the state.
Richmond county will go Democratic
by over 5,000 majority. Gov. Northen's
majority in the Tenth district will be
nrooably 4,000. This is Congressman
Watson's district, and is recognized as
the stronghold of the third party in
Mitchell's Majority in Florida
Nearly 25,000.
Jacksonville, Fla.. Oct. s.—Com
plete county returns come in very slow
ly, ami there is nothing in them to war
rant a change in hist evening's figures.
Mitchell luis beaten Baskin by a
majority that will hardly fall
Bhort of 2:5,500. and may reach 25.000.
Out of the precincts heard from not a
dozen gave Baskin a majority, and in
none of those that did was it more than
fifty votes. On the other hand, whole
counties went as a unit for Mitchell.
Buskin's vale cannot possibly go
Above S,OOO. Hawley, the Prohibition
candidate, has probably polled less than
500 votes in the entire state. Reports
from forty-two out of the forty-live
counties show that their senators and
representatives will all be Democrats.
In the remaining three counties (Lib
erty. Holmes and Walton) the vote is
close, but the indications are that these
will also send Democrats to the legisla
lie Is Going to New York to Assist
Cai tar.
PrrrsßUßG, Oct. s.— Senator Quay
came up from his home in Beaver, and
left the city on the day express. lie
was accompanied by his wife, and when
seen at the union station, declined to
discuss politics or the object of his trip.
It is pretty well understood that the
senator will aid Chairman Carter in tiie
New York headquarters in the conduct
of the Republican campaign, and that
this is the purport of his trip East at
this time.
"Are you going to New York?" was
aske>i of the senator as he was about to
board the tram.
"Yes, iam going down there for a
few weeks."
"Do you expect to do any active work
for tiie Republican national committee?"
"Well, 1 can't say as to that. 1 would
rather nut be interviewed."
Populists Want Aid.
New Youk, Oct. s.— The managers of
the People's patty m New York have
Bppcale.il to tTie free coinage men for
HOO.Ouo to use in the 1,165 election dis
tricts of this city. Connnttteimen
Spencer aud Westou have suluuiU*A a
.: - r';;:v; --r
detailed statement or the needs of tie
People's parly toinonejvd men who aiv
in sympathy with the party on the bk
ver question.
Made by Clarkson to Offset the
Notable Defections.
Washington-, Oct. 5.— J. S. Clarkson,
of the Republican national committee,
was iv the city today. Mr. Clarkson
said tliat he came here largely on pri
vate business, "for we have to give a
little time to our private affairs, you
know, even if these are political
times." he added. Mr. Clarkson's re
plies to inquiries about the political
outlook were such as one woukl expect
from so sturdy a Republican.
"Are there any persons whose names
are to come out a- havins changed from
the Democratic to tbe Republican side
in the line of offset to the defection of
Gresham, Cooley and MacYeash?" wds
"Oh, such changes are all among the
common ueoule," was the response^ fol
lowed by the remark that the changes
of the gentlemen named aid not amount
to so very much after all, in view of at
tending circumstances. Mr. Clarkson
had an interview with Secretary Foster,
of the treasury department. From the
fact that Mr. llobart, Republican na
tional committeenia:i from New Jersey, is
in town, it is probable that matters re
lating to politics in and around New
York city were discussed with Secretary
West Virginia's Vote Will Be
Given to Cleveland.
Washington, Oct. s.—Representa
tive W. L. Wilson, of West Virginia,
who was the chairman of the national
Democratic convention, passed through
Washington today. He said that he
was perfectly confident of Democratic
success in West Virginia this fall. "The
natural immigration to the state, 1 ' he
said, "will not militate to injure the
Democratic prospects. The only dan
ger will come from the Kanawha min
ing section, where thousands of negroes
have been employed to take the
place of the white miners. The osten
sible reason for the change is that the
negroes are managed more easily than
the whites, and that they don't go upon
strikes, but 1 regard their employment
as a political lather than an economic
Indiana's Supremo Court Refuses
to Advance the Apportionment
Indianapolis, Oct. s.— The supreme
court has refused to advance on its
docket for an early hearing the suit
recently appealed from the circuit
court of Henry county to test
the constitutionality of the appor
tionment acts of 1885 and IS9I. Today
the attorneys tor the plaintifZa in the
suit filed a motion with the supreme
court asking it. to modify its order in re
lation to its refusal to advance the
cause lor hearing. Ttie claim is that if
the matter is not disposed of at once the
people of the state will not know under
what apportionment act to make their
nominations for the offices mentioned.
Following the riling of the motion to
modify their order.Attorney Smith tiled
a motion to dismiss the case.
Ex-Secretary Bayard's Opinion of
the Kocent Conversions.
Wilmington, Del., Oct. s.— ln an in
terview printed in an evening paper,
ex-Secretary Bayard says: "The aec
larations of men like Judge Walter
CJreshain and Wayne MacVegah fur
nish a clear diagnosis of the political
situation. They illustrate the operation
of a perception of tiie truth upon the
minds of two men of wholly independ
ent modes of thought, living far apart,
and who, independently acting, arrive
at the sainecouclusion.aiul are impelled
by similar conscientiousness to give it
utterance, each in his own way."
Going to Gray Gables.
New York, Oct. s.— Mr. Cleveland
left tor Buzzard's bay this afternoon.
He has not yet decided whether he will
attend the opening of th« Columbian
exposition in Chicago on the i2lst inst.
Northwestern Cities Trying to Get
the City the Next National
Keal Estate Congress.
An Excursion in the Afternoon
and an Atldros.sby Boblnger
soll in the Evening.
Btffat.o, Oct. s.— Delegates to the
National Real Estate convention have
been crowding into town rapidly since
yesterday morning, ana now it is corn
el uded that there are about a thousand
delegates present. Western men are
present in large numbers. Chicago, Mil
waukee and other cities of the golden
West sent large delegations. New York
and other Eastern cities are well repre
The first paper read this morning was
by Marvin" A. Fair, • of Chicago, on
"The Providence of the Real Estate
Mini," and was received with much
favor. Benjamin llardwick, manager
of the real estate exchange and auction
room. New York, next read a paper en
tilled "The Real Estate Exchange of
the City of New York; Its Organization
and Progress." President Weil next
announced the committees. Charles
Long, of Duluth, is on the committee
on resolutions, and E. J. Hodgson, of
St. Paul, is on the legislation committee.
More entertainment was furnished
the delegates to the real estate congress
this afternoon. At 4 o'elo< k they were
taken from the convention hall to the
docks at the foot of Main street, where
where the handsome excursion steamers
Pilgrim and Mascott were in Waiting.
The visitors boarded the steamers and
then forged about through the slips,
canals and into the lake, affording the
real estate men an opportunity to view
a part of industrial Buffalo.
Previous to the evening session of the
congress caucuses were held by the del
egates of the large cities for the pur
pose of deciding upon what city they
should recommend for the congress of
1593. A combine has been" entered be
tween St. Paul, Milwaukee, Minneap
olis. Duluth, Superior and Ashland to
secure the congress for St. Paul.
Detroit and Cleveland are pulling to
gether to obtain the prize for Detroit.
The other cities have nearly all with
drawn from the contest. W.B. Cutter,
of Buffalo, present treasurer of the.. Na
tional association," will probably be
chosen president of. • the association for
the ensuing year." v"~£ ■-....«
Tojjmht the delegates assembled in
Mlisic hall, where they were addressed
by Col. Robert G. Ingersbll. His subject
IM$ 'TttW^ww."
The Notorious Daltons At
tempt to Rob Two Banks
at Coffeyville, Kan.
A Bloody Battle Takes Placa
Between the Bandit 3
and Citizens.
Five of the Bandits and Five
Citizens Killed in the
Only One Bandit Escaped, and
Armed Men are Pur
suing- Him.
CoffbyvilliE, Kan., Oct. s.— The
Daltons have been exterminated—
wiped off the face of the earth. Caught
like rats in a trap, they were today shut
down, but not until four citizens of this
place yielded up their lives in the work,
of extermination.
Six of the gang rode into town this
morn and robbed the two banks of
the place. Their raid had become known
to the officers of the law. and when the
bandits attempted to escape they were
attacked by the marshal's posse. In the
battle which ensued four of the despera
does were killed outright, and one was
so fatally wounded that he has since
died. The other escaped, but is being
hotly pursued. Of the attacking party
four were killed, one was fatally and
two were seriously wounded.
The Dead Are:
808 D ALTON, desperado, shot through
the head.
GRAT DALTOX, desperado, shot through
the heart. SP*P^
E M M ET D ALTON.desperado, shot through
the left side. . .
JOSEPH EVANS, desperado, shot through
the head.
JOHN MOORE, 'Texas Jack, " desperado,
shot through the head.
T. C. CONNELLY, city marshal, shot
tbroucrn the body.
L. M. BALDWIN, bank clers, shot through
the head. .
G. W. CUBINE, merchant, shot through
the head. - " .
. C. J. BROWN, shoemaker, shot through
the body.
THOMAS G. AVERS, cashier of the First
National bank, was shut through the groiu
and cannot live. . ' _„
T. A. REYNOLDS, of the attacking party,
has a wound In the right breast, but it 13 not
considered necessarily dangerous.
LOUIS DIBTZJ another of the attacking
party, was shot in the right side. His wound
is not fatal.
It had been rumored a month ago that
the Dalton gang was contemplating an
immediate raid upon the banks of the
city. Arrangements were made to give
them a warm reception, and for over a
week a patrol was maintained night and
To Give Warning:
of the gang's approach. The raid did
not take place, and then came the re
port from Dealing, N. "SI., that United
States officers had had a battle with the
band in that territory and that three of
the bandits were killed. This report
was believed here to have been circu
lated by the Daltons themselves, the
intention being to divert attention from
their real intentions and to lull the peo
ple of the town into a sense of security.
The people, however, were not so easily
deceived, and when the report of the
disaster to the gang in New Mexico
was denied vigilance was renewed.
Still the expected raid was not made.
Finally the patrol was withdrawn last
Saturday, although every stranger was
carefully scrutinized as soon as he ap
peared on the streets.
It was 9 o'clock this morning when
the Dalton gang rode into town. They
came in in two squads of three each,
and, passing through unfrequented
streets and deserted alleys, rendez
voused in the alley in the rear of the
First National bank. They quickly tied
their horses, and. without losing a mo
ment's time, proceeded to the
Attack Upon the Banks.
-Robert Dalton, the notorious leader
of the gang, and Emmett, his brother,
went to the First National bank; the
other four, under the leadership or
'•Texas Jack," or John Moore, going to
the private bank of C. M. Congdon &
In the meantime the alarm had al
ready been given. The Dalton boys
were born and bred in this vicinity, ana
were well known to nearly every mail,
woman and child in the town. In their
progress through the town they had
; been recognized. City Marshal Con
nelly was quickly notified of their ar
rival, and almost before the bandits
nad entered the bank he was collecting
a posse to capture them if possible, to
kill them if necessary. He rau first to
the livery stable of Jim Spears, a dead
shot with a Winchester, and a valuable
man in any fight. Then he summoned
George Cubine, a merchant; Charles
Brown, a shoemaker; John Cox, express
agent, and other citizens who could be
conveniently reached. Stationing them
about the square, which both of the
banks faced, he hastened to augment
his posse by summoning other citizens
for impromptu police duty.
The Robbers at Work.
While the marshal was collecting his
forces the bandits, all ignorant of the
trap that was being laid" for them, were
paoceeding deliberately with their work
of robbing the banks. Texas Jack's
band had entered Congdon's bank, and,
with their Winchesters leveled at Cash
ier Ball and Teller Carpenter, had or
dered them to throw up their hands.
Then Texas Jack searched them lor
weapons, while the other three despera
does kept them covered with their rifles.
Finding them unarmed, Cashier Ball
was ordered to open the safe. The cash
ier explained that the safe's door was
controlled by a time lock, and that it
could not by any means short of dyna
mite be opened before its time was up,
which would be 10 o'clock, or in about
twenty minutes. "We'll wait," said
the. leader, and he sat down at the cash
ier's cles£,
"flow" about the money drawers?" he
asked suddenly, and, jumping up, he
walked around to the cages of the pay
ing and receiving tellers, and, taking
the money, amounting in all to less than
$300, dumped it into a flour sack, wit&
which he was supplied, and a°[ain "sat
down, while the time loci; siowTy ticked
oil" the seconds ar£ the Lauds of the
clock tardily moved towarn the liour
of 10.
Had Better Luck.
Bob and Emmet Dalton in the mean
time were having better luck at the
First National bank. When they en
tered the bank they iound within
Cashier Ayers, his son Albert Ayers
ana Teller VV. li. Shepherd. None of
them was armed, and, with leveled re
volvers, the brother bandits easily in
timidated them. Albeit Ayers and
Teller Shepherd were kept under the
muzzles of Emmet Dal ton's revolvers,
while Bob Dalton forced Cashier Ayers
to strip the sate vault and cash drawers
of all the money contained in them and
nlace it In a sack which had been
brought along for that purpose.
Fearing to leave them behind, lest
they should give the alarm before tlie
bandits .should be able to mount their
horses and escape, the desperadoes
marctied the officers of the bank out of
the door, with the intention of keeping
them under guard while they made
their escape.
The party made its appearance at the.
door of the bar.k just as Liveryman
Spears and his companions of the mar
shal's posse took their positions in the
square. When the Dtl.on brothers saw
the armed men in the square they
Appreciated Th?ir Peril
on the instant, and leaving the bank's
oriicers on the steps of tlie bank build
ing ran for their horses. As soon as
they reached the sidewalk Spears' rifle
quickly came to position. An instant
later it spoke, and Bob Dalton, the no
torious leader of the notorious gang,
fell in his tracks dead. Theie was not
a quiver of a muscle after he tell.. The
bullet had struck him in the right tem
ple and ploughed through his brain and
passed out just above the left eye. Em
met Dalton Had tlie start of his brother,
and before Spears could draw a bead on
him he had dodged behind a corner of
the bank and was making time in the
direction of the alley where the bandits
had tied their horses.
The shot which dropped Bob Dalton
aroused "Texas Jack's" band in Cong
don's bank, who were patiently waiting
for the time lock of tiie safe to be
sprung with the hour of 10. Running
to the windows of the bank, they saw
their leader prostrate on the ground.
Raisins their rifles to their shoulders,
they fired one volley out of the win
dows. Two men fell at the volley.
Cashier Ayers
Fell on the Steps
of his bank, shot through the groin.
Shoemaker Brown, of the attacking
party in the square, was shot through
the body, lie was quickly removed to
his shop, but died just as he was car
ried within.
The firing attracted the attention of
Marshal Connelly, who was collecting
more men for his posse, and with the
few which he had already gathered hu
ran hurriedly to the scene of the con
After firing their volley from the
windows ot the bank the bandits, appre
ciating that their only safety lay in"
flight, attempted to escape. They ran
from the door of the bank, tiring as they
fled. The marshal's posse in the
square, without organization of any
kind, fired at the fleeing bandits, each
man for himself. Spears' trusty Win
chester spoke twice more in quick suc
cession before the others of the posse
could take aim, and Joseph Evans and
"Texas Jack" fell dead, both shot
through the head, making three bandits
to his credit. In the general fusilade
which followed, Grat DaHon. one of the
surviving members of Texas Jack's
squad, Marshal Connelly and George
Cubine aud L. M. Baldwin, one of
Congdon's clerks, who was out dollect
ing when the attack was undo, were
mortally hit, and
Died on the Field.
Allie Ogee, the only survivor of the
band, succeeded in escaping to the alley
where tlie horses were tied, and mount
ing the swiftest horse of the lot, lied
south in the direction of the Indian ter
ritory. Emmet Dalton, who had escaped
from the First National bank, had al
ready reached the alley in safety, but
he had some trouble in getting
mounted, and Allie Ogee had already
made his escape before Emmet got
fairly started. Several of the posse,
anticipating that horses would be re
quired, were already mounted and
quickly pursued the escaping bandits.
Emmet Dal ton's horse was no matcn
for the fresher animals of his pursuers.
As his pursuers closed on him lie turned
suddenly in his saddle aud fired upon
his would-be captors. The latter
answered with a volley and Einmett
toppled from his horse, hard hit. He
was broucht back to town and died late
this afternoon. lie made an aute-niortem
statement confessing to the various
crimes committed by the gang of which
he was a member. Allie Ogee had
about ten minutes' start of his pursuers
and was mounted on a swift horse, At
5 o'clock this evening he had not been
After the battle was over, search was
made for the money which the bandits
had secured from the two banks. It was
found in the sacks where it had been
placed by the robbers. One sack was
found under the body of Bob Dalton,
Who Had Fallen Dead
upon it while he was escaping from th
First National bank. The other was
found tightly clenched in "Texas
Jacks hand. The money was re
stored to its rightful owners.
The bodies of those of the attacking
party who were killed were removed to
their respective homes, while the bodies
of the dead bandits were allowed to re
main where they had fallen until the
arrival of the coroner from Independ
ence, who ordered them removed to the
court house. There he held an in
quest, the jury returning a verdict .in
accordance with the facts. The inquest
over the bodies of the dead citizens will
be postponed until the result of the
pursuit of Allie Ogea is known. During
tlie time the bodies remained in the
square they were reviewed by hundreds
of the people of this and surround
ing towns who, having heard of the
tragedy, came in swarms to inspect the
aceue. Tlis excitement was of the most
Intense character and the fate of Allie
Ogee, should he be captured, was de
termined by universal consent. He
will be hanged by the people. .
The other topics which attracted uni
versal comment were the fulfillment of
the prophecy that the Daltons would
•'die with their boots on," the peculiar
fate which had decreed that they should
die by the hands of their old friends in
the vicinity of their place of birth, and
the excellent marksmauship of Livery
man Spears, who with three shots sent
death to as many bandits.
Sketch of the Notorious Bandit
Coffeyville, Kan., Oct. 5. —The
Daltons were a numerous family. There,
were five boys aud three girls. Of the
boys two aje engaged in farming, one
in Oklahoma, where the mother of the
family lives, and one near Coffeyville,
where three of the brothers met their
death today. Tlie Daltons were second."
cousins of ihe noted Jamed U6ys, wTioj
defied the law in. -Missouri Tor so many
years, and, infoiVgli them were related to
the loungers, why are now serving life
terms of imprisonment iv the peniten
tiary of Minnesota.
Bob Da\ton was Ihe first of the b&s
to outer upon a career of crime, While
he was scarcely more than a boy he be
came a cattle thief, and did a thriving
business driving off cattle from the
herds on the Cherokee strip and taking
them across the Indian territory into
Colorado, where he would sell them, lie
was joined soon after he entered the
business by his brother.Gratton Dalton.
Their depredations became so frequent
and troublesome that the cattlemen or
ganized to drive them from the strip. A
posse of cowboys was formed lor that
purpose, and gave the Daltons a hard
chase, finally losing them in the wilds
of New Mexico.
The next heard of the Daltons was in
California, where they took to train and
stage robbing. While robbing a stage
there one of the passengers was kilied
in the attack. This spurred the officers
on to extraordinary efforts to effect the
capture of the gang, and Grat Dalton
was finally captured. While being taken
to a place for safe-keeping he was res
cued by the other members of the gang,
the whole party finally escaping, after
being chased out of California and
through a good part of Arizona.
in the spring of lss 1 .) the ganer turned
up again in the Indian territory, aud
wnen Oklahoma was opened to settle
ment the Dalton boys secured a
choice claim for their mother,
near Hennessey, where she still
lives, supported by one of her
sons. At tiie time of the opening Bob
Dalton was a United States deputy
marshal, being selected on account oj
his peculiar fitness to deal with des
perate characters. After the opening
he returned to his life of outlawry, and
he and Grat were then joined by their
brother Emmet, the youngest of the
brothers. There were at that time also
joined by Texas Jack, and soon gath
ered about them seveial desperate
characters. It was then that the most
successful period of the barton's ca
reer, from their standpoint, began.
T'leir attention was first directed to the
robbing of express trains, and perpe
trated many successful "hold-ups," the
most noted of which are the robberies
of the Santa Fe at Whanoii, at Red
Rock, the Missouri Pacific at Adair, and
the Frisco near Vinita.
Tlie Wharton robbery was perhaps
the most dramatic of all. The robbers
went to Wharton on horseback, and, en
tering the station there, asked the oper
ator if the train was on time. He re
plied that he would inquire, and was
about to do so when one of the band,
fearing that the operator had recog
nized them, shot him dead upon the spot
without a word of warning. When the
train arrived it was held up after the
regulation manner. In the pursuit of
the robbers wnich followed, Outlaw Ed
Bryant was captured at Enid by Deputy
United States Marshal Ed Short, known
throughout, the entire territory as a
most brave officer.
Short placed his captive in a bagcage
car of a Santa Fe train to take him to
Guthrie. He had disarmed him, plac
ing his brace of revolvers upon a con
venient trunk, and had placed the des
perado in irons. When the train reached
Adair, Short disembarked to send a
telegraphic message. When he re-en
tered the car .Bryant had secured one
of his weapons, and, holding it in his
manacled hands, fired, mortally wound
ing Short. The officer, however. Had
strength to seize his Winchester, aud
pumped four bullets into Bryant's body,
expiring as he pulled the trigger the
la»t time.
There were no fatalities attending
the Red Rock robbery, but the Adair
robbery resulted in the deaths of two
men. The express car was guarded on
that occasion, and a hot fight took place
between the guards and the robbers.
Th« place where the train was held up
was in the midst of the town. One stray
bullet passed into the room of a physi
cian and, striking the physician in the
head, killed him instantly. Another
physician who, hearing the firing, had
run i;i its direction, was also shot and
killed. The last train robbery by the
eang was that of the Frisco near Vinita.
The amount secureci by the robbers in
their various raid3»wili probably uever
be known. It was very great, however,
£B I has Deen estimated at 5300,000.
After the Frisco robbery the Daltons
seem to have diverted their attention to
the robbery of banks. They rode into
El Reno one day and attacked the only
bank in town. The only person in the
bank at the time was the wife of the
president, who fainted at the first sight
of the ugly revolvers. The bandits
leisurely took all the money in sight.
and, remounting their horses, rode
away. This raid netted them $10,000,
which was such a severe loss to the
bank that it was forced into liquidation.
Today's was the next and last raid of
the gang, and it ended the existence of
a band equaled only in the desperate
character of its undertakings by the
James and Younger bands.
Tlie Noted Actor Gets a Serious
Lake Woods, N. J., Oct. s.— Edwin
Booth, the. actor, who is at the Laurel
house here, met with quite a serious
fall this morning, aud in consequence is
confined to his bed. While in his room
he became dazed, and before his daugh
ter could reach his side he had fallen,
striking his head on the stone hearth,
receiving a bad wound over the eyes.
He had to be carried to his bed. The
.fall was unfortunate, as the actor is in
fpoor health.
New York- Out of Debt.
.'. Albany, Oct. s.— Comptroller Camp-
L bell today notified Gov. Flower that the
• state of New York is practically free of
debt. The obligations of the state now
outstanding aggregate £150,000, .while
the cash balance in the •treasury is
I nearly $2,000,000. Ail- securities will
' have matured ciJhJ'fcly I, IBW. '■*
Indications That the Vene
zuela Trouble Is Nearing
an End.
Crespo Has Received Rein
forcements, Giving Him
About 16,000 Men.
The Deciding- Battle Expected
to Take Place in a Few
In One Engagement the Gov
ernment Has the Best
of It.
New York, Oct. s.— The steamship
Venezuela, which arrived from La
Guayra this afternoon. brought the
latest news from the revolution in that
country. A3 affairs stand now the lons
struggle is neariiYg an end 1 , and will re
| suit in the overthrow.of the govern
j-ment— which has made such a per-
I sistent tight. According to reports Gen.
Colino. with a force of 0,000 men. joined
Gen. Crespo, the revolutionist leader,
at Velencia, on Sunday, Sept. 25.
This, the report says, 'made Crespo's
I forces number about 16,000 men. Mon
j day, Sept. 20. Gen. Crespo started his
I force for Caracas. A portion of his ad
| va nee guard arrived at La Victoria on
I Sept. 26.
Crespo is advancing his forces upon
j Caracas by different routes. They all
; expect to meet in Caracas. The march
from Valencia would occupy fro -.a
twelve to fifteen days, provided there is
1 110 interruption. At Las Pequos the
! revolutionists will lisht
Their Decisive Battle.
Las I'equos is the best fortified place
I that the government holds, and Gen.
i Polodo is there with 0,000 soldiers. It
I will be necessary for Crespo to\take this |
j point before he can enter Caracas. Once i
I lie is in possession of Las Pequos, the t
entrance into Caracas will be au easy
On Sept. 28 there was a battle between
the revolutionists and government
I troops at a place called Maculto, which
j is just outside of La Guyara, and the
j revolutionists were defeated. Each
side had about 0,000 men. The revolu
tionist troops were .approaching the
town of La- Guyara when the govern
j ment troops opened fire upon them from
the mouutaiu side, and from their ad-
I vantageous position succeeded in put
i tins the revolutionists to flicht.
All those that can are leaving Caracas,
j and in order to do so must obtain sanc
tion of the highest official in power. It
j was reported that the steamship Ven
ezuela haa some difficulty with the cus
tom house authorities, but Capt. Cham
bers and the purser would neither cor
roborate nor deny the reports.
_ Some Sort of News
Washington, Oct. s.— News indicat
! ing more trouble of a revolutionary nat
j ure iii Vcneuzela was received at the |
j state department today. The navy de-
I partment was notified immediately.
I Both departments refused to make pub-
I lie the contents of the dispatch. But it
I is believed the trouble is not of a very
bad character, from the fact that the
can boat Concord, now at La Guayra,
Veneiiz-ila, was today ordered by the
I navy department to return to Colon. A
j dispatch was received from Admiral
| Walker commanding the United States
licet in Veneuzelan waters that affairs
were quiet, and that no complication
was expected. _ '
Eastern States Experiencing an
Early Touch of the Ice King's
• 1
I Snow Falls at Numerous Places
; _ in New York and Penn
Kingston, N. V., Oct. s.— The p^aßs
of the Catskills are covered with snow •
today; Early this morning snow fell to
a depth of two inches, and the ground i
was covered from Delhi to Big Indian, i
covering as many miles square.
- Rochester, N. V., : Oct. s.— There i
was a slight flurry of snow about 1 j
o'clock this afternoon. <
Schenectady. N. V., Oct. s.— There i
was a slight fall of snow in this city <
acout 2 o'clock this morning. i
Watertown, N. V.. Oct. — A snow I
storm prevailed at Carthage.this county, !
this morning.
Philadelphia, Oct. s.— The first
snow of the season fell here at 5:40 this
Frankville, Pa.. Oct. s.— The tber- !
motneter fell rapjdly here early this !
morning. An increasing coldness as '<
the day" progressed brought . with it a ;■
blustering snow storm at noon, which <
soon covered the ground, prevailing '
along the whole Broad mountain from .)
.here to . Audenried. ; The storm con
tinued unabated for over an hour, but i
the weather was not cold and it disap- i
peared almost as rapidly as it fell. ;
All Hope Given Up fop the
Recovery of Lord Ten
. nyson.
It Is a Question of Hours
Until Life's Thread Is'
He Apparently Realizes That
the End Is Close at
Late at Night the Poet Was
Alive, But Was Uncon
Loxnox, Oct. s.— ln an interview at
Haslemere at 4p. m. Dr. Dabbs said
that he had just left Andrew Clarke at
the bedside of Lord Tennyson, who
was then quite conscious, and who did
not seem to suffer in the least. Through
out the afternoon the patient's inteilect
was quite ei^ar, he said, and occasion
ally he conversed with his son Hallam
and others who were near him. Several
times he inquired as to the time of day,
and lie made frequent allusions to his
Being asked whether there was not a
slight chance of the poet's recovery. Dr.
Dabbs replied decisively: "There is
absolutely no hope. Lord Tennyson has
always enjoyed a vigorous constitution,
which enabios him to make a prolonged
struggle with death. He has slept a
good deal during those final hours, but
only for short periods. He is nourished
with beef tea. brandy and milk."
On being questioned as to whether
Lord Teu nyson appeared to know that
liis end was near, Dr. Dabbs replied:
"I cannot say for certain, but I think be
does." At 9p. m. the poet still showed
signs of life, but he was unconscious.
A dispatch from Halsemtre. timed
midnight, says: "The house (Alde
orth) was locked up soon after 11 p. m.
:No callers are admitted. Except for
the liirht streaking from the sick-room
windows, the house is in darkness. It
is understood that Sir Andrew Clarke
and Dr. Dabbs are in constant attend
ance, and that Lord Tennyson's con
dition is unchanged."
Loxnox, Oct. o.— Lady Tennyson is
nearly heartbroken over her husband's
dangerous condition. She visited bis
bedside at a late hour last night. She
bears her deep sorrow with admirable
fortitude. Sir Andrew Clarke intended
to leave Aldworth, but the patient's
condition grew so ciitical that'tlie doc
tor finally decided to remain in attend
ance on him all night.
Death of a Sculptor.
Paris, Oct. s.— Gabriel dv Bray died
last night. Gabriel dv Bray, one of the
most productive of modern French
sculptors, was born in Paris in ISIS. He
became a member of the Legion of
Honor in 1857, and eight years later he
was made an officer of the order. He
exhibited several pieces in the arts de
partment of the Paris world's fairs of
1855 and 1867.
Made the Best Time.
Berlin*, Oct. s.— Count Stamenberg,
the Austrian rider, arrived at the goal
in the Teinplehof field at 7 o'clock this
morning, having tidden from the Aus
trian starting point in seventy-one hours
and thirty-four minutes, which is three
hours better than the time made by
Lieut. Micklos, the first Austrian to
The Pest Dying Oat.
llambit.g, Oct. s.— There have been
forty-four fresh cases of cholera here
today, fourteen deaths and 130 burials.
The hospitals contain 193 patients.
An Octexenarian Walks From
Oregon to Chicago.
Chicago, Oct. s.— Maj. JMagone
walked into Chicago yesterday on the
Hock Island tracks, completing a walk
of 2,100 miles, from John Day, Grant
county, Or. Maj. Magone undertook
his long tramp July 4 last, and with the
exception of swimming a river in Ore
gon on a mule's back, has walked every
step of the way to Chicago to attend
the dedicatory exercises of the world's
Columbian exposition. Mai. Magono is
eighty-two years old, with snow-white
hair and beard, but vvith a robust con
stitution, as his feat bears witness.
Heading off' Extortion.
Columbus, Ohio, Oct. s.— The board
>f trade adopted a resolution request
ing the Columbian exposition and Chi
cago municipal authorities to fix beyond
peiadventure fair prices to publiccater
srs, to prevail during the exhibition.
The resolutions are to be sent to com
mercial organizations throughout the
United States to co-operate in securing
prompt attention, as there is a wide
spread feeling that extortion is to bo
And seven other people killed
at Cotfey ville, Kan.
Fair; south to west winds:
warmer in southeast of state.
NO. 280.
C. A. Pillsbury Writes Another
Letter Attempting- to Ex
plain Matters.
His Famous Bluff Aired by
Outside Papers Who Speak
for Farmers.
Terrible Arraignment of the
Wheat Ring- by the Map
shall Banner.
Local Conditions Analyzed
Show the Existence of
the Combine.
Charles A. Pillsbury offers to bet 510.000
thai he did uot "swipe' the farmers' wheat.
The farmers have a "sneaking"' opinion of
Pillsbury, but their §10.000 betting money
ennuot. be found. Pillsbury nud the farmers
have teen in tbe wheat business the same
length of lime in Minnesota; now Charley
has the money and tlie farmers have the ex
perience.— Ortouvillc Headlight.
Neither the many explanations made
by the defenders of the wheat rintr nor
tlie bluff made in the interests of the
combine by Charles A. Pillsbury have
been able to deceive the wheat growers
of this state. As Col. Foss, the editor of
the Ortonville Headlight, well expresses
it, "Pillsbury and the farmers have
been in the wheat business the same
length of time in Minnesota; now Char
ley has the money, and the farmers the
The Republican state central commit
tee has adopted a new way of meeting
the damaging exposure that has been
made on this wheat question. It has
come at last to see that it cannot per
suade the farmers that there is and has
been no combine, and it has ceased try
ing. It is now instructing its speakers
to shout "Chicago grain gamblers"
whenever they are asked regarding the
wheat deal. Mr. Pillsbury, who en
tered upon the task of defending him
self and the Republican party of Minne
sota with such ardor, has evidently not
yet learned that the party manager?
have dumped him overboard, for yes
terday he made another attempt to ex
plain the Arnold and Stuart letters.
All reasonable men, whatever their
politics, must Have but one opinion as
regards those two letters. If one is true
the other must be false. In discussing
these tworemarkable letters the Duluth
Daily Commonwealth, a paper that as
sumes to be entirely independent in
politics, iv a late issue said:
"One unpleasant fact there is that
cannot be disposed of. Mr.Pillsbury did
write to a fanner that the elevator
business is not a paying business, and
to a French capitalist the same season .
that the elevator business is enormously
profitable. lie has given an explana
tion of these two letters that does not at
all reconcile the discrepany betweeu
"There is furthermore good ground to
suppose that the elevator companies
agree on the daily price for wheat, and
are careful not to bid up the price on
each other. It is a natural and simple
arrangement that is, up to a certain
point, entirely lawful and proper.
"But if the \Vulcott testimony is true,
the agreement is carried far beyond the
point of fairness. If he tells the truth
the elevator combination works by vari
ous crafty devices to suppress competi
tion, to ruin any competitive buyer, to
discourage forwarding by the farmers
to principal markets, to swell
their own profits until profit
becomes robbery. Woleott's story un
supported wouid be entitled to little re
spect, siuce Wolcott is himself several
kinds of a rascal. And it is not sup
ported by any evidence that makes it
conclusive. There is, however, circum
stantial corroboration that forbids
throwing out his evidence altogether.
There is enouirh color of proof to de
mand the most rigid investigation.
"For tlie sake of Mr. Pillsbury and his'
friends if the accusations are false, for
the sake of the wheat growers if the
accusations have one degree of truth,
such investigation ought to be made. If
the charges are false/Mr. Pillsbury has
been most unjustly assailed; if tha
charges are true, the farmers have beeu
most infamously swindled.''
Is the great British milling syndicate
to be allowed to fix the price of tho
wheat produced by the farmers of Min
This is the great issue of the cam
paign now being fought in Minnesota.
It is an issue that me.ins much to tho
farmers, much to the merchants and
much to the prosperity of the entire
Northwest. Wiiere dot's the money that
is taken away from the farmers by this
elevator combine go?
It does not even drop into the pockets
of residents of the state, but llows
across the ocean in a steady current
into the coffers of the foreign syndicate
that now owns and operates nine
of the great flouring mills at
Minneapolis. This syndicate is
now looking forward to the day when
it will be able to take twice as great a
sum out of, and away from the farmers
as it lias in the past. On this issue the
Democracy of Minnesota had tho
courage in a convention held within
sight of the great mills of tlie British
syndicate at Minneapolis, to take a
bold stand in the interests of the people.
The state platform adopted at that time
We denounce the rapacious and con
scienceless combination which has
grown up in this state with the conni
vance of Republican legislatures be
tween the elevator companies,the miller
and the railroads, by which our grain
markets have been monopolized and our
farmers robbed of the fruits of their
hard labors. We reaffirm our belief that
this combination rests upon the fact that
the railroads of this state have abjured
one of their primary functions, the pro
vision of suitable means for handling
grain, and have given the same over to
the control of private persons; and we
again declare our belief that the rem
edy, simple but efficacious, lies in legis
lation requiring the roads to resume
their proper function, thus giving to
every station a free and open market.
But, as the Duluth Sun said in a late
issue, "the attack on the wheat combine
now is not a new thing with the Demo
cratic party of this state. The platforms
of that party in 1888. and again in 1890,
and again in 1892, denounced the com
bination in vigorous language. It now
proffers proof of its allegations."
Two years asro the Minnesota Democ
racy took a strong stand on this great
state issue, saying Iv the state platform
adopted at St. Paul:
We again impeach the Republican
party with incapacity to deal with the
ptoblem of a "free and open" irrain
market. \Ye repeat our denunciation of
its grain inspection law as "stupid if
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