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Cried Grover, as He Embraced
Dr. Bryant.
Notable Event That Will Go
Down Into History.
Stirring- Scenes In and About
the White House.
Washington, Sept. 9.— Mrs. Grover
Cleveland was safely delivered of a lit
tle daughter at the White bouse today.
This is the unadorned statement of an
evert which will thrill the hearts of all
her countrymen, ami be flashed under
the seas to meet tho congratulatory re- !
sponses of emperors aud kings. The
event was not a complete surprise, as
from time to time within the last few
months rumors of its prospective oc- \
currence, veiled as such announcements |
always are, tricKled like confidences
Into the columns of the newspapers.
Dr. Bryant, of New York, the family |
physician of Mrs. Cleveland, re- j
turned with Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland
from Gray Gables a few days ago,
and this fact gave rise to
renewed gossip concerning this impor
tant event in the lives of the chief exec
utive and his wife. But the impression
that Dr. Bryant was here in attendance
upon the president rather served to
quiet the rumors that he was remaining
at the executive mansion for the emer
gency of today. Since her return from
Gray Gables Mrs. Cleveland has driven
out in the White house carriage with
the president every afternoon, usually
going far into the beautiful hills aud
glens which surround the national cap
ital. Only yesterday sin; drovb out to
Woodley, the president's country resi
The baby was born at exactly high
noon, just as the ball on the flagstaff of
the state, war and navy building, oppo
site the White house, dropped from the
top of the staff. Although there had
been an air of expectancy about the
White house during the morning, indi
cated by the fact that the servants stood
in groups exchanging whispered confi
dences, and by the noiseless tread with
which they glided about tho building,
there was nothing to signify that any
thing uuusual was about to occur in the
large room adjoining the cabinet cham
ber on the second floor, in which the
president receives his visitors. With the
courage that has always characterized
Mr. Cleveland in tin.es of great trial
and anxiety, he did not betray to the
public men who called upon him im
portunely urging constituents for
the places, or conferring with
him about the great fight in the senate,
or to his subordinates who brought to
him matters for his consideration, tne
strain under which he was laboring.
From time to time during the morniug
the president was quietly advised as to
the condition of affairs in the sickroom,
and at exactly 12 o'clock Dr. Bryant
summoned him from the reception room
into the private hallway leading to Mr.
Cleveland's bed chamber. When the
president hastily opened the door he
realized from the beaming countenance
of Dr. Bryant that the crisis had been
safely passed. Without a word, but with
a suspicious moisture about the eyes,
the president and his family physician
warmly clasped hands.
Inquired the president hurriedly. The
smile on the doctor's face and Hie reas
euring pressure of the hand told him
that his wife was safe, and without
pausing he added: "Is it a boy or a
girl?" Something like a shadow of
disappointment swept across Mr. Cleve
land's face as the physician told him
that the new-born babe was a girl.
While he was talking with Dr. Bryant
little Kuth was brought into the hall
nvay by htr nurse. Innocently, nna
ware of the trial which her father and
mother had just passed thrnnvb, she
was lisping laughingly in th. ear of her
nurse. When she espied he. father,
with a shout of delight she stretched
forth her arms to him. The president
took her lovingly in his embrace,
stroked her hair and kissed her tender
ly, saying, with a noto of tremulous en
dearment in his tone: ••Ruth ,my dear,
you have a little sister." Keiieved of
the load of anxiety which had been
bearing down so heavily upon him dur
ing the morning, the president returned
to his desk, and with something like ex
ultati6n began digging away at the
stack of documents and papers before
him. He could not restrain the joy
which he felt, however, and, after work
ing a few moments, he walked into the
oflice of Private Secretary Thuibjr.aud,
on his face, told liis faithful companion
that Sept. !) would go down in history.
"Why?" asked Mr. Thurber, smil
ingly, and then Mr. Cleveland confided
the secret of his joy to him. They shook
hands covdially, and Mr. Thurber con
gratulated the president. At the same
time the president advised him not to
make the news public until lie should
receive word from the physician that
all possible danger had passed. Mr.
Cleveland went back to his desk, and
a few moments afterwards went down
stairs into the blue parlor to receive the
Japanese Drince, who had called to pay j
his respects.
Mr. Cleveland did this as though |
nothing un usual had happened. About j
2 o'clock he summoned his private sec
retary, Mr. Thurber, and told him that
the news could be given to the press.
At 2 o'clock a representative of the As
sociated Press called upon Mr. Thurber
to inquire if the whispers which had
begun to spread were true, but brfore
he could ask the direct question the
private secretary anticipated his inquiry
and, in a manner which plainly showed
how keenly he shared the
said: "lou can tell the world that we
have a little girl baby here." The news
was bulletined at the telegraph offices,
the capitol, the departments and the
prominent hotels, and was almost the
sole theme of conversation during the
remainder of the afternoon. Every
where disappointment was mani
fested that the baby was not a
boy. Before 4 o'clock a stream
of messenger boys began carrying
congratulatory telegrams to the White
house, but the president, with his usual
reticence about making public matters i
purely personal to his family and him- j
self, promptly decided that none of
these messages should be given to the
press. The marine band concert, which
Is given at the grounds in the rear of
the White house every Saturday after
noon, was at the request of Mr. Cleve
land postponed, it being rerfred that,
although Mrs. Cleveland Is regarded as
out of danger, the excitement might
injure her. The thousands of people
who went to the grounds in the rear of
the White house this afternoon, only to
find the gates closed, drawn by curios
ity, moved around to the lawn in front
of the executive mansion and tramped
down the grass, while they eagerly
watched the windows of the room in
which were Mrs. Cleveland and her
new-born babe.
This is the first time in the history of
the republic that the wail of tho new
born infant of a president of the United
States has been heard within the wall 3
of the White house. Just as President
Cleveland was the first chief executive
to be married in the White house, so,
too, is the baby upon whom the whole
nation smiles lovingly today, the first
child of a president to be born under its
roof. The record of births in the old
mansion is 6'norter than the list of the
marriages, and, sad enough, doubling
them both would not cover the number
of deaths aud funerals there. Of
the babies who first saw the
light of day in the old house probably
only two are living until this happy
event added another. One is Mrs.
Mary Emily Douelson-Wilcox. a daugh
ter of Andrew Don elson, a nephew of
President Jackson, and the private seo
retary and confidental adviser of "Old
Hickory" during his entire official life.
Hurt the other is Julia Dent Grant, the
first child born to Col. and Mrs. Fred
Grant, and now a young lady just past
sixteen. Mr. and Mrs. Donelson had
two other children born in the White
house, which, with a grandchild of
President Jefferson and another of
President Tyler, complete the list. Of
christening fetes in consequence of
these happy additions to the census of
the District, some stand out as
Mrs, Wilcox has said of the event of
which she was the smallest but at the
same time tne most important person
age: "Both houses were Invited, and
for a few minutes I was of more im
portance than any of the great dip
lomats, jurists or statesmen at the cap
ital. Over near the big window of the
East room the ceremony was performed.
Uncle Jackson holding me in his arms
and Martin Van Buren standing as cod
father, while Miss Cora Livingston,
daughter of the secretary of state, and
the reigning belle and beauty of that
administration, took upon herself the
responsibilities of godmother. 1 was
said to liave behaved very well daring
the ceremonies. When Miss Julia Dent
Grant was christened the company in
vited by President nud Mrs. Grant as
sembled in the Blue room, where the
CBremouy occurred. »
The last christening to take place in
the Blue room was durinir the first part
or President Harrison's term, when his
Krasid-daughter, \iary Lodge McKee,
was baptized with water from the river
Jordan, and the clergyman officiating
was the baby's grandfather, the ven
erable Dr. Scott. The presence of four
generations of the family mads a no-
tabl* gathering, and probably one never
before seen at the White house. ,
Mrs. Perdue, the mother of Mrs. i
Cleveland, arrived at the White house :
late tonight. At 11 o'clock Dr. Bryant ;
announce. l mother and child to be doing
Mrs. Cleveland made nearly all of the !
new baby's outfit. Notwithstanding the i
many social demands upon her time, I
i Mrs. Cleveland has a great deal of leis- '
ure and she likes to devote it to her
: children.
She says that on© reason she Is never
hurried is because she will not submit
:to be "interviewed." So, she gains at j
least an extra hour each day, which J
public women do not usually have to !
j themselves. Every woman who has i
been through the ordeal ot filling a pub- j
lie position knows that one of the most {
serious "little foxes to steal away time" f
is the interviewer. But Mrs. Cleveland j
will have nothing to do with people who ;
come to her for opinions on this, that or
the other thing.
Baby Ruth's outfit was made by a
New York seamstress. Mrs. Cleveland
was then inexperienced and did not
know what a baby required. But this
i baby has had all the advantages of Mrs. I
I Cleveland's experience with Ruth, and j
has enjoyed the benefit of the line ma- '
terials, such as flannels, woolen goods,
soft silks and the like, which have been
sent to Mrs. Cleveland to be made up
into baby clothes.
Like many another dainty woman,
Mrs. Cleveland's preference is for
white. She says it shows at a glance
whether it is clean or soiled, and so it
is more sanitary than colored goods.
Besides that, it is the emblem of purity,
and is sweeter far for babyhood than
colors can ever be.
Mrs. Cleveland carries her preference
for white further than most women do.
The new baby has six outing cloaks,
which are to do duty all the spring and
summer, until it is time to wear a heavy
cloak next autumn. These outing j
cloaks are all white— and they are of
six different materials.
One is of fine white flannel, lined
with white silk. It falls in gathers
from the neck, and It has very full
sleeves, which are finished with a silk
ruffle. The neck of the cloak has a
silk ruffle around It, high at the back of
the neck and. tapering to a very narrow
frill under the chin. This is done out
of regard to the comfort of baby's neck.
The other white cloaks are respect
ively of corded silk, eider down, broad
cloth, satin, and there is one soft crepe
cloth, lined with wool. They are all
deliciously soft, and there is not one
among them which weighs as heavy as
the ordinary cloak which is in the outfit
of every work-a-day child. You could
take them all and roll them into a bun
dle small enough to fit in a lady's hand
satchel. And the bundle would be as
soft as a pillow of dowft.
This is one of Mrs. Cleveland's hob
bies. She believes that a baby should
be kept warm in clouds of soft fleecy
materials, with nothing hard to hurt
baby's skin and nothing rough to cru
cify baby's nerves. Woolen and soft
silk take the place of cambric and linen,
Abroad it is the custom to se~nd the
Continued on Sixth Fuse*
A Kerosene OH Lamp at the Bot~
torn of the Whole Trouble —
Fargo People Are Arranging
to Prospect for Oil in the Tur
tle Mountain Region—Miscel
laneous News of the Northwest.
Caxbv, Minn., Sept., 9.— Can by was
last night visited by a disastrous fire,
which completely destroyed twenty
houses and six residences aud a score of
barns. While some one was filling a
lamp with kerosene, the oil in the can
became ignited, causing an explosion,
which set fire to the butcher shop oC
Adland & Landru. A complete list of
losses is as follows:. Adland & Lamlru,
$8,000; A. tillberson, $2,200; Hans
Sweason. $6,000: Oscar Peter, ?4,ooo;
A. W. Chester, $1,600; John d. Lund,
*:2,000:A. M. Olson, SI, 000; M. E.Wescott,
postmaster 55)0. records and stamps
savpd. I. C. Seott'd loss on residence
and store is $10,000. insurance $5,000;
Bank of Canby #3.000, insurance $2,000,
John Swenson, store buildings. 14,000;
M, A. Eaton, loss $20,000, insurance
SS.OOO; A. Williams, loss $1,200; C. An
drrson. loss $">.000; J. VonValkenbenr,
5t5,000; Berg& Jeglum, $800; Hastings
& KrastHlcr. $3,000; W.S. Lund, 13,000 :
ft. K. Sniutrum, sßoo. The total loss is
about $200,000. There 13 only one busi
ness house let! standing.
Result of a Drunken Row at
Tower City.
Buffalo, N. D., Sept. 9.— Reports
from Tower City late last night brought
the particulars of a shootiner affray
wliich may result in the death of Sidney
Smith, a livery man of that place.
The ait'air took place in a restaurant
and was brought about by a drunken
row in which Smith and several labor
ing men pirlicipated. Hot words were
exchanged and some blows struck when
one man, name unknown, drew a re
voherand shot Smith in the left lung,
lie then ran and hid in a neighboring
barn, where a posse of citizens found
him. He surrendered after being shot
in the face and lett thigh, end will re
cover. Excitement was Intense, and
there was some' talk of lynching, but
friends claim self-defense. Several
other arrests wercj made.
Fargoltes Think There Is Kero
sene in the Turtle Mountoins.
Special to the Globe.
Fakgo,N. D., Sept. 9.— Arrangements
are under way here to organize a stock
company for the purpose of prospecting
for oil in the Turtle mountains. There
are many piaces in the mountains where
the springs and creeks are covered by a
coating of petroleum. It is thought
there Is a large reservoir underlying
portions of the Turtle mountains, aud
that skilled prospectors can locate it.
Those who are now quietly organizing
are capitalists who will have abundant
resources to carry out the prospecting
work and. If oil is struck, to make the
most of the hidden wealth.
Fish Turned Down.
Sioux Fall 9, S. D., Sept. 9.— Robert
Buchanan, of this city, an old-time Re
publican of the anti-Pettigrew stripe,
but now a pronounced Populist, has de
cided to start a Populist weekly in thhv
city. Tne paper will be called The
State Forum, aud will appear for the
first time about Oct. 1. Mr. Buchanan
proposes to make his paper a state con
cern to take the place of the Ruralist,
which has lost much favor of late with
the mass of the third party folks. Its
appearance will finally settle all talk of
the location in South Dakota of Dr. Fish
with his Great Northwest.
Cashier -Seymour Arrested.
Special to the Globe.
Chippewa Falls, Wis., Sept. 9.— W.
L. Seymour, cashier of Seymour's bank
before it closed, was arrested today for
embezzlement on a warrant sworn out
by Grant Thomas. He immediately
gave bonds in the sum of $5,000 to ap
pear for examination.
Miles at Aberdeen.
Special to the Globe.
itEERDEEN, S. D., Sept. 9.— Ma]. Gen.
Miles, of the regular army, and a small
party of comrades were tendered a re
ception tonight and shown through the
grain palace by citizens.
So Attention Paid to His Speech
by Fellow Members — Teller
Talks His Vocal Organ Out
of Tune on the Silver.Ques
tion — Changes in Senate Com
Washington, Sept. v 9.— When the
senate met this morning the scene was
in striking contrast to that of the last
hour of yesterday's session. Instead of
the excitement which prevailed oil the
| floor, and the intense interest mani
fested in the galleries.there were barely
a dozen "senators present, and the gal
leries were practically deserted. The
only bill of public importance intro
duced today was one Uy Mr. Morgan
(Democrat, Alabama) to repeal sections
land 2 of the act of June 9. 187 U. con
cerning the exchange of coins for law
ful money. The purpose of the uill is
to keep silver in circulation aud pre
vent its return to the treasury.
Mr. Teller, who this afternoon yielded
to a motion to proceed to executive
business, will be entitled to the floor
Monday. When the senate met Mr.
iilioup (by request) introduced a bill to
authorize the construction or an electric
railroad through the Yellowstone Na
tional park.
lhe following changes in the com -
ittees were announced:
niMr. Carey (Rep.. Wyo.) relieved from
service* on the committee on Indian
depredations, and Mr. Proctor (Hep..
Vi.) from the committee on Potomac
river trout.
Mr. Perkins (Hep., Cal.) was assigned
to the cum mi i tee on civil service and
retrenchment; education and laboi, fish
eries, naval affairs.' Indian depredations
vnd Potomac riverfront.
Mr. Quay (Hep., Pa.) to the commit
tee on pensions, and Mr. Carey (Rep.,
Wyo.) to the committee on public build
ings and grounds.
The resolution offered by Mr. Peffer
(Pop., Kan.) calling for information
whether. BEfll
in New York, Boston aud Philadelphia
bad observed the law in respect to the
maintenance of their reserves, and
whether such banks had paid their
checks in currency, was laid before the
whale, and Mr. l J effer spoke in its ad
vocacy, after Mr. McPhcrson (Dem., •
N. J.) bad moved its reference to the
finance committee. Mr. Peffer said he
desired the information in .the public
I interest The national banks had been
the pels of the country since 1873. They
had contracted the currency at will, and
had (I lied the law in the matter of their
reserve. The business of the whole
country was at their mercy. It was
high time the people understood all
about these matters. • : '■.■■■
The small oanks in the South and
! West were. • hot j responsible,, said Air.
Peffer, for the condition of tin; banking
s>stem, but the banks of Boston, New
lork and Philadelphia were.
But little attention was being paid to
the Populist senator, and he observed
it. "I do not like to be offensive," said
he. "but 1 would like to have a little bet
ter order."
Senators refrained from conversation
for a moment, and then the buzz of talk
and the reading of correspondence was
resumed. Mr. Peffer said the banks
had been permitted by the executive
officers of the government to openly
violate the law. In a currency famine
they were permitted to issue clearing
house certificates in violation of law.
it was the growing power of the banks
which was
• He wanted the subject aired. He
and his people were opposed to the fur
ther extension of the privileges of the
national banks. Mr. McPnerson (Dem.,
N. J.) renewed his motion to refer the
(.■solution to the finance committee.
- Mr. Voorhees (Dem., Ina.,) said that
if the resolution were referred to the
finance committee proper attention
would be paid to it. '
The hour of '2 o'clock having arrived,
the chair laid before the senate tie re
peal bill, and Mr. ■ Peffer'a resolution
went over until Monday.
Mr. Teller (Uep., Ga.,) was recognized
as entitled to the floor, but before he
began his remarks Mr." Stewart (Rep.,
New,') called attention to the absence of
a quorum. The roil was called and
senators responded; and Mr. Teller pro
ceeded to address the senate. He be
gan his speech by. reference to the
"lectures" he was receiving from the
newspaper press, and the senate was or
dered, said he, as if they had masters to
proceed without deliberation, contrary
to the traditions of the senate; contrary
to the principles in the constitution, to
do that which in the judgment of, if not a
majority, of a respectable minority in
numbers will be disastrous. More than
that, it had been said that those
who represented states fortunate
enough to be rich in mineral
wealth were representing their private
interests, and, therefore, had no right
to vote upon the question. Yet he could
recollect no instance of any senator
representing a manufacturing state ris
ing in his place and stating that he
could not vote on a question affecting
the tariff because his people were di
rectly interested in manufacturing. He
personally had no interest in any silver
mining property, ana he should not be
deterred from doing his duty as he saw
it by any newspaper attacks or any ap
peals of chambers of commerce. The
meeting of 500 or 600 representatives of
boards of trade in this city on the 12th
inst. would be powerless to affect his
Mr. Voorhees said Mr. Teller had sig
nified to him before starting that he was
suffering from some inconvenience on
account of trouble with his vocal organs,
and, if it were agreeable to the senator
from Colorado, be would move an ex
ecutive session. The motion was agreed
to, and, after a brief executive session,
the senate adjourned.
Very Little Business Transacted—
Repeal Bill Gossip.
• Washington, Sept. The session
of the house today lasted but a brief
half-hour. 'The speaker issued an order
permitting newspaper men entitled to
admission to the press galleries the
privilege of the lobby back of the hall of
the bouse under certain restrictions.
This is a privilege the Washington cor
respondents have coveted tor several
years. ■. ...
; Mr. Paynter, of Kentucky, made a
report permitting Representative Bel
knap, of the Fifth Michigan district, to
make a contest for the seat held by Mr.
Richardson, and giving him sixty days
in which to take testimony; and this is
very necessary, owing to . the peculiar
nature of the contest for this seat. Both
Mr. Richardson and Selknap came here
with certificates, the : house deciding
that Mr. Ribhardsou was entitled by
prima facie evidence to the Beat.. This
left Mr. Beikuap without legal status as
far as making a contest was concerned,
the law requiring that notice of contest
must be filed within ninety days of elec
tion. The report was adopted without
The house then adjourned until Mon
day to await the report of the commit
teu on accounts, assigning clerks to
committees. Until provision for clerks
is made the committees of the house
are unable to proceed with their work.
On the house side of the capitol but
little credence is given to the reports of
compromise action in the senate on the
repeal bill. The Democratic leaders in
the house say that Faulkner's proposi
tion to the senate to coin silver up to
?.SOO.00;),000 and then stop has received
an exaggerated prominence.
It is evidently the plan of the house
leaders to prevent at this time any
kindred financial or currency legisla
tion which might complicate the situa
tion in the senate. They do not pro
pose, however, to allow the house to
fold its hands and adjourn from clay to
day until action is had on the repeal
proposition in the senate. As soon as
the bills can be reported fr mi the com
mittees the house will Uwyc ud bills to
admit the territories of Arizona, New
Mexico add Utah, the bill to repeal the
federal election law, and possibly the
bankruptcy bili. Tnese measures will
keep the house busy until the senate
acts, will show the country that some
thing is heing ilone and at the same
time prevent the consideration of
financial bilis that might complicate the
fight lor repeal in the senate.
Davis Introducing a Batch of
Them in the Senate.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, Sept. 9.— Senator Davis
today introduced in the senate all the
memorials passed at the last session of
the Minnesota legislature. All the
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members liave received copies, and they
will be introduced in the house in a tew
days. Among the subjects are the fol
lowing: Fifty thousand is asked to im
prove the Blue Earth river at Mankato
and $20,000 is wanted at Belle Plaine to
restrain the Minnesota river. An ap
propriation is also asked to make a sur
vey to determine the feasibility of a
canal connecting Lake Superior and the
Mississippi river; another to ascertain
the practicability of a system of reser
voirs to control the waters of tno nav
igable rivers of the state; and still a
third to improve navigation in the Red
River of the North from Big Stone lake
to the national bonndary; also one pray
ine for tlie relief of Jesse Branham Jr.
and others, who performed heroic deeds
during the Sioux outbreak in saving
seventy-six lives.
Francis M. Kennedy claims to have
lost $470 in grain and stock in Nicollet
county, taken by regulars during the
Sioux outbreak while he was in the
army, and he secured legislative in
dorsement. Lastly, the Minnesota So
lons went on record in favor of the
election of United States senators by
vote of the people. The memorials are
all adorned with the big guilt seal of
the state* and will be given all the con
sideration possible by the members in
whose districts the persons and things
affected are located, or, in the one or
two cases of general import, the whole
delegation will take hold of them.
The Third District Congressman
Gets in His Work.
Special to Hie Qlobe.
Washington, Sept. 9.— Congressman
Hall introduced seven important bills
today, the most! important of which
is for the protection of labels and trade
marks. It provides for their registra
tion, is stronger tnan the present one,
and is in accordance with the constitu
tion. Another is for the protection of
innocent users of patented articles.
The third is the wearing apparel bill of
last session. Two others place all kinds
of coal and binding twine on the free
iist, while the last two are for the relief
of the estate of Ramsey Crooks.
Maj. Baldwin tiled two bills, one for
relief of Mille Lacs settlers, confirming
entries made between Jan. 9. 1891, and
April 22, 1892, and the other allowing
the Interstate Bridge company to erect
a bridge between Rice's Point and Con
nor's Point, over the St. Louis river.
Fletcher's Discovery.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, Sept. 9.— Congressman
Fletcher has discovered that Minnesota
has $3,000 coming from the national
treasury. When the direct tax was re
turned,' this amount was withheld to
pay for an overdraft for firearms. Mean
time the state paid this, and now has
the amount coming.
New Pension Boards.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, Sept. 9.— Congressman
Hall has secured the creation of addi
tional pension examining boards at New
Prague, (iaylord and Red Wing.
Thayer Is Home.
Special to the Globe,
Washington. Sept. 9.— Hon. Samuel
R. Thayer, of Minneapolis, ex-minister
to the Netherlands, arrived today, and
will go on home next week,
The Robbers' Examination Is
to Be Extended.
Opening Scenes Devoid of Any
Tale of the Robbery Told
Anew by Witnesses.
The second act in the drama which
had for its plot the snatching of a bast
containing 15,000 in §20 gold pieces from
the clearing house on Aug. 14, was pre
sented to crowded houses both moraine;
and afternoon In the police court yes
terday, and will be continued Monday.
The ordinary police court cases took up
the tune of Judge Twoliy until half
after 10 yesterday morning. An im
mense crowd had gathered about the
court room, but only a small proportion
of the people were admitted to the
court room, among them being a dozen
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peoDle and refused hundreds admis
sion. These filled the corridors and
peered through the windows from the
outside of the building:.
Thomas Fleury, J. J. Meiggs and
Thomas Howard were escorted to the
bull pen adjoining the police court by a
half-dozen deputy sheriffs soon after 9
o'clock. About 10 o'clock Chief Mc-
Ginn came into the court room, accom
panying Benjamin Miller, the man
captured in New York, and who was
also placed in tne bull pen. Miller and
Howard were soon in close conversa
tion, smoking cigarettes and pacing
back and forth in the pen.
At half past 10 the ordinary calendar
had been disposed of, and his honor
changed to the other side of the bench,
facing the counsel table. County At-
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torney Butler and Mr. Donnelly, his
assistant. Counselors W. W. Erwin and
Henry Johns were already seated at the
table, and by their side was Thomas
Fleury. who had already - been ar
raigned. Attorneys on both sides re
sponded in the affirmative to the in
quiry of the court as to being ready to
proceed. '
F. D. Seymour, cashier of the Mer
chants' National bank, was called to
the witness stand by the county at
torney. He testified as to the organi
zation and location of the bank and of
the methods pursued in making settle
ments through the clearing house, lo
cated in the First National bank build
ing. His bank had sent something more
than $20,000 to the clearing house on
the day of the robbery. The money
had been taken between 11:30 and 12
o'clock, as it had been taken there at
11:30, and he heard of the loss about
fifteen minutes after, through Lares,
the messenger, who told him.
On cross-examination Mr. Erwin
wanted to show a conversation between
Mr. Seymour and the messenger, and
that the latter went to Mr. Seymour tif -
teen minutes or a half-Hour after the
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loss to ask how many bags of money 111
was tv deliver, as he did not know thai
any money had beeu taken. The court
refused to permit the conversation.
James S. Bryant, the paying teller of
the Merchants' National bank testified
that he had put up four bags of gold,
three of which contained $20 pieces and
one of 65 pioces, each bat; containing
$5,u00, and gave them to the messenger
and porter, who started for the clearing
house with them in a box, between 11:35
and 11.30. The box was strapped to)
Lures, and the porter helped carry It.
Each l\i>-c of gold weighed eighteen
pounds and six ounces.
Mr. Bryant was subjected to a search*
in-r cross-examination to test his knowl
edge of the money in the bags. lie had
counted the coin within three days and,
placed it in the chest back of his cage,
to which he alone had access, except
that Mr. Soyniour and Mr. Power knew
the combination. The four bans con
taiued ail the gold he had in his cLest,
and he felt them to determine the size
oi the coins when he handed them out
to be sealed ami taken to the clearine
house. He stated that the bank had
auout 8500.000 of nold at the time, but
that no more than the four bags were in
his chest.
Mr. Erwin went into a metaphysical'^
examination with a view of getting Mr. :
Bryant to admit that he knew . the
amount ami size of the coin as a logical
conclusion and not as an act of memory,
but the witness insisted that the matters
were plain in his memory. He saw
Messenger Lares about fifteen minutes
after he had left with the money. Ha
was then talking to the assistant
cashier, and went out again in about
I two minutes. Addressing: Mr. Butler,
the witness stated that he had neve*
sent silver to the clearing house.
Edward Strate, assistant express
. clerk in the bank, testified to having re
ceived the bags of gold from Bryant
and to marking and sealing them.
Shortly before 12 the court took a recess
until 2p. m., and Fleury was taken to
jail, whither the three others had been
taken from the bull pen half an houi
The feature of the afternoon session 1
and a surprise to the defense, was the
testimony of John L. Townley, the well
known attorney, who had seen Fleury
a few minutes before the robuery. Mr.
Townley said lie had wanted to draw
some money and went to the bank to
see how much he had there. When
near the bank he ssw Fleury standing
against a telephone pole and was about
to speak to him believing he was an ac
quaintance named Alex Ruinlard who
runs a livery stable at North field. He
looked closely at the man aud was
about to address him when he
discovered his mistake. Fleury moved
away and went in the direction ol
the Foley billiard hall. The dress of
the man was described, even to the plug
hat that was a little too small for him.
He had recognized the man after com
ing into the court room, and was satis
fied it was the same man lie saw near
the bank about the time of the robbery.
He had no difficulty in recognizing him
after his beard was cut off, but could'
not remember as to seeiug the scar on
his face.
Ibe cross-examination by Mr. Johns
did not shake Mr. Townley in his belief:
as to it being the same. He admitted
the possibility of mistake, but be would
go further than to say that it resembled
the man. and felt sure he is the same
man he saw lurking about the bank.
J. H. Armstrong prepared a map of
the bank where the robbery occurred,
and it was used in speaking of the
scene, y-xy
Renaldo Lares, the messenger, told
about the same story as was published
in the Globe the day after the robbery.
He saw the bag disappear from the
shelf, and, turning, saw it disappear
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under the coat of Fleury. Hesave,chasa
and was puliiug uta revolver aud iv tbo

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