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Send or bring" Ten Cents
and the Coupon on the Fourth
Pa^e, and you will get the
splendid Picture,
"Delivering Her . , .
Christmas Presents."
Twelve Cents by mail.
A Shakopee Bank President
Kills Himself
His Financial Affairs Seem in
Good Shape.
His Wife Eloped to South
America Years Ago.
fipecinl to the Globe.
Siiakoi'kk, Minn., Dec. 22.— David L.
How, lor twenty-live years past cashier
Df the First National bank, committed
suicide today by shooting himself
through the head. He used a thirtv
eigut caliber revolver, shooting himself
2) Jt
In the riirht temple, the bullet going
through his head. The deed was done
in a tit of despondency. Tiie sad affair
recalls one of the most sensational epi
sodes tvhich ever happened in this
state. Some twenty-fire years ago
the shops of the St. Paul <&
Sioux City roal Were located in this
place. .). G. Butterheld was the master
mechanic. lie was a dashing young
ru;m and paid considerable attention to
Mrs. How. There was much gossip
over the affair. Mr. How's attention
was called to the situation, but he
treated it as a trivial matter. One day
b;itli .Mr. Butterfield and Mrs. How dis
apDeared and with them quite a sum of
money which Mrs. How had in the bank
In her own name. Weeics and months
passed without any trace being found
of the pair.
as suddenly as they had disappaared.
13utieriield returne.l to his wife and
Mrs. How to her husbaud. So far as
the public ever knew the relations of
tne reunited pair were as amicable as
ever. It turned out that they had gone
to California and from theuco to South
America together. Mr. How's intimate
friends, however, knew that the affair
preyed upon his s (i nsitfve mind. It is r.o
surprise to them that he at. last took his
life. He had insurance on his life to the
amount ot 155,000, and it is believed
that this will more than straighten up
his affairs. The suicide occurred at 0:o0
this morning. Mr. How came down to
breakfast accompanied by K. W.
Welch, cashier of the Henderson bank.
Mr. How seemed to be in his usual
humor, and left Mr. Welch at the table.
going up stairs. Mr. Welch was just in
the act of reaching for his coat prepara
tory to going to the train, when he
heard the report of a revolver. He
rushed up stairs and found Mr. How
lying in his room dead. Mr. How
luid not been in good health
Binee Nov. 1, and in consoquence
vms only able to attend to busi
ness part of the time. He was at
however, ail day Thursday, and was
well ami cheerful in the evening upon
returning home. Mr. Welsh, Mr. How's
son-in-law, was on a visit to Shakopee.
and Mr. How rose at 5 o'clock this morn
ing, and after partaking of breakfast
said good-by to him as he started en
route for St. I'aul. Mr. How then went
up to his room, and in a tew minutes
Mr. Welsh heard a pistol shot. The
alarmed household immediately rushed
up stairs and found Mr. How sitting in
mi armchair lifeless. His right hand
clutched a revolver, and blood flowed
from the right temple and from behind
the left ear, where the bullet had passed
in and out, evenutally lodging in the
.Mr. How has always been a heavy
drinker. Some time since he went to
D wight. 111., and look the Keeley treat
ment in an effort to shake off the habit
which had fastened on him. To his dis
may the treatment failed to dastroy his
appetite for liquor, and this fact is be
lieved to be the primary cause of suicide.
It seems that Mr. How was accus
tomed to take a drink of whisky every
evening 011 his way from the bank to his
house, liis way lying directly through a
saloon kept by one Pinger. Last night
How called for his usual tipple, but
Pinger, knowing of the banker's condi
tion, refused to let him have it. This
eeemed to be a crushing blow to How.
It seemed to upset him entirely, lie
looked wildly at Pinger and then said:
"Let me h.'.ve it, Pinger. If 1 can't
have whisky I'll shoot myself."
lint Piutrer was obdurate, and refused
to srive him the liquor. The banker
went out, and this morning he carried
his threat into execution.
It is believed that his financial affairs
are in fairly good condition, although
he is Known to have worried considera
bly about them. The past season he
been erecting a block in Shakopee,
and this lias been a good deal of a drain
on liis resources. The prevailing tight
ness in the money market has.of course,
made careful management of the bank's
V \ \\ VI i / / / •
affairs necessary. The heavy life In
suiance ha carried is relied on by his
friends to straighten oat his affairs in
good shape iv case of any necessity
How was over fifty-eight years old,
having been born in Elbridge, N. V., in
August, 1855. He came to Shaknpee in
1555, and engaged in the drug business
here as well as at Carver, Belle Plaine,
Henderson and Jordan. In 18G3 he
organized the Bank of Shakopee, now
the First National. Afterwards he or
gauized banks at Carver. Belle Plaine,
Jordan, New Prague and other points.
He has held various county and village
offices, and for eight years was post
master of Shakopee. lie has always
been active in business, and has had a
share in the various manufacturing en
terprises started here.
An acquaintance of Mr. How in this
city said yesterday that there is no
question that the. fund* of the bank are
in good shape. The bank with which
Mr. How was connected has reserves in
the First National bank and the Ger
mania bank,of St. Paul, and the balance
in the First National bank of this city
is a considerable sum. The bank at
Shalcopee has been managed recently
by Cashier John Tliien. On account of
a disease, Air. How was absent from the
bank for four or live months during the
spring and last summer. He returned
about June 1, and it <fc»s supposed that
he was fully cured. Within the past
month the disease broke out anew, and
made him despondent. He had built a
block of houses in Shakopee, which he
could neither sell nor rent, and derived
no revenue therefrom. It seems that
this worked upon his mind and so un
settled it that he committed the rash
deed in a delirious moment.
Confessed Her Faithlessness.
St. Cloud, Minn., Dec. '22. -A com
motion was caused in the home of Frank
Sipps.in the employ of the Great North
ern at the shops at St. Cloud, whose
home is at Browerville,when he arrived
at home and found that his wife had
been faithless to him during hisabsence.
Confronted with the facts, she broke
down and confessed, implicating King
McCarthy, Newton Moyec and Peter
Mace, of Browerville. McCarthy was
arrested, pleaded guilty and gave bonds.
Moyer has tied and Mace was arrested
in St. Cloud yesterday. He pleaded
not guilty and is now looking for bonds.
Get a Bit* Contract.
Dulltii. Minn., Dec. 22.— W01f &
Kiuff, railway contractors, of this city,
were today awarded a contract for
building sixty miles of railway in East
ern Kentucky, connecting the coal lieids
of Pike county with the Big Sandy
river at Whitehall. The contract is for
about £000.000, and the work begins very
soon. Interests in these coal fields were
sold a year ago by ex-(iov. Proctor
Knott to people in this city interested
in iron and steel manufacture. The
coal is said to be o£ til's finest cokfug
Rig Blaze at Uul»th.
Dulvtii, Minn., Dec. 22.— Fire broke
out this morning in the Mason flats,
o v wned by Thomas Mason, of New York.
The lower flooi of the building was oc
cupied by Dixon & Lowry and Foren
Bros., w!io are the principal losers. The
upper floors were divided into apart
ments, and about fifty people were
sleeping in the building. All escaped,
but saved very litlle. The total loss is
nearly §100,000, with probably $40,000
Minneapolis Peddler Robbed.
Spficial to the Ulobe.
North Branch, Minn., Dec. 22.—
Sam Silver, a peddler whose residence
is 805 Third street, Minneapolis, was
held up a few miles southeast of this
place by three men Wednesday evening
about dusk and relieved of $138. Silver
did not recover his pre«ence ofjnind tor
twenty-four hours, and consequently
has a cold trail to follow.
Fell Sixty-Five Feet.
Specißl to the Globe.
West Superior, Wis., Dec. 22. — A
freight train crashed through a bridge
on the Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic
tonight near Croll, east of Superior.
Engineer W. E. Bunner jumped and
fell on the ice, sixty-five feet below.
He will die. The engine and one car
crossed safely. A dozen cars loaded
with flour fell. The damage is heavy,
ana tratlic over the line will be greatly
Both Excellent Shots.
Hot Springs, S. D., Dec. 22.— A
shooting affray took place between two
cowboys named Carter and Deau at
Slanton's ranch on Spring creek, by
winch each received three bullet
wounds. Carter dying in twenty min
utes. Dean still lives, but there is little
hope of his recovery. It was the result
of a quarrel which took place the morn
ing previous.
Took Carbolic Acid.
West Superior, Wis., D<?c. 22.—
Mrs. G. J. Nannemacher, wife of a weil
knowu and one time prosperous gam
bler, suicided by taking an ounce of
carbolic acid at 1) o'clock this morning.
She died in great agony. The act is said
to be due to her husband's absence from
home for a protracted period.
Coal Gas Suffocation.
Austin, Minn., Dec. 22. — Deputy
Auditor C. A. Dalager and Dr. C. A.
Hegge were found iv their beds at 11
o'clock this morning asphyxiated with
coal gas from a stove. Prompt measures
brought them to consciousness, but they
are iv a very weak condition. It was a
narrow escape.
Hoi 111 berg Guilty.
Special to the Globe.
Buffalo, Minn., Dec 22.— E10f
Holmberg was found guilty of perjury
by the j ury after being out a little while.
He has not received his sentence yet.
Gar ring ton Not Guilty.
Abeedeen, S. D., Dec. 22.— The jury
in tne Garriugton murder trial, after
being out all night, returue d a verdict
this morning of "not guilty."
Minnesota Pensions.
Special to the Qlobe.
Washington, Dec. 22.— Minnesota
pensions— original: Erick E. Solvey,
Hancock; original widow's, etc., Esther
S. Doty, Mapleton.
Death at Yanlr.tdm
Yankton, S, tv; Dec~22.— John Fog
erty, a. ury goods merchant, died today
Or neait failure.
The Governor Distinctly Says That
He Will Use All Lawful Means
in His Power to Prevent the
Fight— Club Men Say It Is Not
a Fight, but a Glove Contest,
and Will Pull the Fight OH.
Jacksoxvii*.e, Fla., Dae. 22.— The
Duval Athletic club received a set-back
today in its efforts to pull off the Cor
bett-Mitchell fight. The attorney for
the club appeared before Gov. Mitchell
at Tallahassee and made application for
a charter. This the governor flatly re
fused, Btatinc that under cover of the
charter the club proposed to violate the
laws of Florida. Of course, this proved
a bomb to the sports, and their conster
nation was further increased by the
knowledge that a ■trong leiter against
the tight had been written by the gov
ernor to J. H. Tysen, a prominent gen
tleman of this city. The letter is as fol
Executive Department, Tallahassee,
Fla., Dec. 21. 1893.— J. K. Tysen, Jack
sonville, Fla. — Dear Sir: lam directed
by the governor to acknowledge the re
ceipt ot your favor of the 13th inst. and
to express to you his appreciation of in
dorsement of the course he hail, from the
first announcement ot an attempt to
procure this prize light to be held at
Jacksonville, resolved upon. He will
use all lawful means, should it be neces
sary, to prevent the fight and to bring
to punishment every person who aids or
abets any such disgraceful breach of
laws. A proclamation to all the sheriffs
of the state, calliusc upon them to use all
lawful means to prevent the tight and
promising them the aid of the entire
civil and military force ot the state in
the proper execution of his order, has
been issued, and he relies upon you and
all good law-abiding citizens to aid him
and the sheriffs in the enforcing of the
laws of our state, yours, respectfully,
M. J. Lang, Private Secretary.
When the above letter was shown to
J. E. Bowden, of the athletic club, he
said: "Had I not been assured by our
lawyers that there was no legislation
against such a contest; had 1 not known
by a personal canvass of the city that
we had the pubiic sentiment with us;
had not Mitchell's silence given me rea
son to suppose that he would interpose
no interjection, I would never have
gone into the matter. But, now lam
into It, I must remain in it to the end.
This question," continued Bowden,
"does not involve a fight, the governor
and the remonstrance to the contrary
notwithstanding. It has never been
advertised — never been contracted
for as a fight, out as a scientific
glove contest points. We fully
realize that Gov. Mitchell is sincere in
his attitude in the contest, bat we don't
believe that when our courts shall have
decided tiiis matter, which will be very
soon, he will arrogate to himself
any authority in the premises or inter
pose such interference. lam one of the
most largely interested, but should the
decision be against us; should it be
shown that any law exists against a
glove contest, the matter will be at an
end, so far as lam concerned. In that
case there would be no contest, and 1
should abide by the decision cf the
Collector Kilbreth Says There is
Nothing in it.
New York, Dec 22.— Collector Kil
breth today expressed himself as much
displeased over the continued agitation
of what he terms the "scandalous re
port of the alleged million-dollar fraud
in the New York custom house." "1
can say nothing more than I said yes
terday," he remarked, "and that is, a
million dollar discrepancy cannot follow
from a $7,100 transaction. That is
all that Is involved in the refund busi
ness, and not one dollar of that amount
lias ever been questioned by any one
interested in the transaction. There
has been no communication between
myself and the department at Washing
ton since the story was first promul
gated, and if there were any such
alarming discrepancy, it seems to me
that 1 would hear something about it."
Short-Lived Strike of Railway
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 22. — A short
lived strike occurred in the yards of the
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad
here and at Argentine this afternoon,
when all the switchmen went out be
cause they had not received their pay
checks, which were due on the 15th.
Supt. Korabach was immediately noti
fied and nt once came to the city. He
found the men had gone out without an
order from the switchmen's union, an(J
lie urged the men not to pass on such
an important matter without delibera
tion. The men appointed a committee
of three to confer with the superintend
ent to arrange the matter, and, after a
conference lasting two hours, the com
mittee agreed to put the men back to
work, and within ten minutes all re
turned to their posts of duty.
Decision Next Week.
Brooklyn, N. V., Dec. 22.— 1t was
expected that Judge Cullen would
render his decision in the case of John
Y. McKane and his associates, for
whom an application for a stay of pro
ceedings was made. When asked if
the decision were ready. Judge Cullen
replied in the negative, and said that
he mipht not render it until next week,
probably Thursday.
No Soup Here.
Anderson, Ind., Dec. 22.— Owing to
the number of tramp outrages, Mayor
Terhune issued an order today instruct
ing the chief of police to furnish each
night patrolman with a biacksnake
whip. Every tramp will be whipped
out of the city and given a severe lash
ing if he returns.
Oldest Graduate of West Point.
New York, Dec. 22.— C01. William
Clark Young, the oldest graduate of
West Point, died in this city toaay of
fneumonia. Ho was born at Evanston,
11., in 1799. He graduated in 1822 from
West Point.
Fined for Begging.
Milwaukee, is.. Dec. 22.— Barbara
Krauacher, i who, with her husband,
owns property of an estimated value of
130.000, was fined |25 today for begging.
The News Not Verified, but the
Worst Is Feared — Minister
Mendonca Says He Has No Ad
vices to Confirm the Report-
Rebel War Ship Madoro Cap-
tared — No News in Washington
[Copyrighted, 1893, by the Associated Press.]
Pekxambuco. Dec. 22. — The most
startlinsr and sensational rumors aie in
circulation here, and as they come from
various sources and directions, it
would seem that the report which
is causing so much commotion is
wide-spread. According to this re
port, which reached here from Rio da
Janeiro today, the insurgent fleet, after
two days of desultory fighting with the
government troops, have made a deter
mined and successful attack upon liio
de Janeiro, which has resulted in the
capture of that city. It is added that
President Peixoto has resigned the
presidency in favor of Admiral de
Mello, and that Peixoto is a prisoner in
the hands of his enemies. Thesatare
the facts as they have reached us here:
but it is right to add that the authorities
of Pernambuco, who have been ques
tioned on the subject, doubt the truth
of the startling news which is in general
circulation here. The Associated Press
correspondent is doing his utmost to
find out the real facts iv the case, but
he is unable to obtain any reply to his
messages sent south, and messages
from the Associated Press correspond
ent at Rio have, apparently, been
intercepted, which would give
color to the report that something
of an extraordinary nature has oc
curred. A battle between the rebels
and the government forces is reported
to have taken place yesterday in the in
terior. Fifty of the government troops
are said to have been killed.
New Yobk, D^c. 22.— Minister Men
donca, who is in the city, said today:
"I have Received telegrams from Rio
this morning, but have no advices to
confirm the report of Mello's triumph."
Mr. Mendonca's secretary stated after
wards tnat the minister did uot believe
the report.
Four Hundred Killed.
Buenos Atbks, Dec. 22.— A severe
engagement between the Brazilian in
surgents and tlie government troops is j
reported to have taken place at ltajahal,
nortli of Lestero. The number of killed
was said to be 400, and, in addition, a
large number are said to have been .
wounded. The government forces are,
said to hnve captured the rebel Brazil
ians' war ship Afadoro. "
Officials In the Capitol City Doubt
the Story.
Washington, Dec. 22.— The Asso
sociated Press has investigated every
possible avenue of infoimation in
Washington as to the rumors in Per
nambuco that Rio had fallen and that
President Peixoto had resigned and
was a prisoner. But neither inofficial
nor diplomatic circles has any word
been received whichy confirms the
rumors. This failure of all departments
and interested legations to receive in
formation, much less ratification of
such an important subject, is so uniform
as to lead officials and diplomats
to the conclusion that the ru
mors current lv Pernambuco are
premature at any rate. At the navy
department no word of any such start
ling movement has been received from
Capt. Picking, in command of the
United States naval forces at Brazil.
He is directed to report promptly on
any important changes of the situation,
and has thus far done so. The sup
pression of dispatches by the Peixoto
authorities does not, extend to official
dispatches from naval and diplomatic
officers. The conclusion in naval circles
is almost irresistible that the failure to
hear from Capt. Picking means that
the Pernambuco i umors are not true as
yet at any rate, particularly as Picking
is at the scene of action, while the
Pernambuco people arc many miles re
moved from Rio. At the state depart
ment there is no word whatever from
Minister Thompson or auy one else in
Brazil, aud the department officials can
hardly believe that they would be
of the overthrow of a government and
the capture of a president. Minister
Meurionea, of Brazil, and his son and
secretary have been absent in New
York since Wednesday night. But all
official cables from Brazil to the minis
ter continue to come to the legation,
during his absence, whence they are re
peated to New York. It was learned
there that no cable had been received
since the minister left. It was stated,.
as the opinion of a Brazilian unofficially
connected wiili the legation, that the
report of Peixoto's resignation could
not be true. "He would never resign,"
it was said. "He might be overcome,
crushed, shot, or anything else, but res
ignation implies a voluntary act, and
Peixoto would uever resign."
Dr. Zeballos, the Argentine minister,
bas special facilities for information
from Rio, as the capital of his country,
Buenos Ayres. is connected with the
Braziliau capital, and keeps informed
of the changes at Rio. Dr. Zeballos was
much interested in the Associated Press
advices. He read them carefully, and
said: "Buenos Ayres is the New York
of South America, and would undoubt
edly know of any such important result
in Brazil. But 1 have received nothing,"
and 1 doubt the report. I know Ad
mirals Gania and Mello, and appreciate
their fighting ability, but they have no
force strong enough to take a city like
Rio with 300,000 inhabitants, particu
larly when Piexoto has 6,000 soldiers
to repel an invasion. What is most
likely is that the reports are based on
the fact that the rebels have taken some
outpost, or part of the city.",
f — - —
Minonk Fire Out.
Chicago, Dec. 22.— The fire in the
coal miue at Miuonk, 111., from which.
300 men narrowly escaped with their^
lives last night, was brought under'con
ti-ol this ajtternoon. Officials state that
operations will be resumed witUiu ton
Members or Hoyt's "A Trip to
Chinatown" Cqgage in an Act
Not Down on the Bills— Young
Goes Crazy and Wants to Make
Way With an Imaginary En
emy, He Is Overpowered.
i Salt Lake, Utah, Dec. 22. — By
presence of mind and prompt action on
the part of several members of Hoyt's
"Trio to Chinatown" a terrible tragedy
was averted at the Salt Lake
theater this evening. About 9
o'clock Oscar 13. "Xoung, a crazy
son or the Mormon prophet, Drig
haui Young, burst open the dour of the
theater box office. Before the aston
ished treasurer and manager could col
lect themselves, Young strode into the
theater, around to the stage door and
dashed across the stage. The curtains
were down and the actors dressing for
the second act. Young is a man
of powerful physique, having till
recent years been a blacksmith. Into
tne first dressing room he broke, and
stood frothing in pitssion before Harry
Connor, the "Welland Strong" of
lioyt's noted play. After trying to lock
the door, ho demanded the key ot Con
"I'll teach you. you — — , to go to
New York and talk about the 'Dan
ites,'" he said.
With a torrent of oaths the madman
pressed upon Connor. Instantly recog
nizing that he was in the presence of a
madman, Connor gave a quick leap out
of the door. The ladies in the adjoin
ing rooms screamed. At this moment
the property man, Antone Vazza
tsovich, a mutch in strength and
size for Young, ieaped upon the
madman from behind and pinioned
him. Just then a boy was passing with
two swords used in the play. With the
strength born of madness, Young re
leased himself, grabbed a sword and
commenced plunging at those around
him. Again the massive property man
caught him from behind, at the same
time catch inn the hilt of the sword.
Those of the ladies who had not fainted
rushed to ttieir rooms.
"Don't lynch me, don't lynch me,"
cried Young.
He was forced into the street, a
policeman called, and, still raving, was
carried to the station. Young has
lout; been regarded as daft, and
of late has shown dangerous ten
encies. Those who know the
man regard the . lucky outcome of the
stage encounter as little short of mirac
ujous. Young's present spell is said to
be the result of financial troubles. He
had no acquaintance with any oue in
tUe. theater company.
Suspicious-Looking Package Ad
dressed to Judge Lochren.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, Dec. 22. —The pension
office was thrown into a fever of excite
ment this afternoon by the arrival by
postal delivery of a supposed infernal
machine, or box filled with some sort of
explosive. The box was addressed to
Commissioner Lochren, but opened by
his clerk during the commissioner's ab
sence. It was of pasteboard, firmly
bound together by a strong cord. Be
ing opened, it was found to contain an
unknown substance resembling con
gealed soft soap. The clerk tiandkd it
very gingerly aud conveyed the sus
picious compound at once to the police
department. It is now undergoing a
chemical aualysis.
Trying to. Save Hoskius.
Fekgus Falls, Minn.. Dec. 22.— The
friends of Editor Hoskius, who was
found insane by a commission last night,
are making a great effort to keep him
from going to the hospital. .). 11. Burke
has riled papers asking for a re-exam
ination. It this fails a writ of habeas
corpus will probably be applied for.
French Catholics Rejoice Over
the Chicago Election.
Montreal. Dec. 22. — The French
Canadian Catholic press of Montreal
and Quebec is very enthusiastic over
the election of John Hopkins, the
Catholic mayor of Chicago. Prom
inent French Canadians in Chi
cago telegraphed Senator Tasse
that 6,000 French Canadians voted
for him and assured his election. La
Minerve adds that the election of a
Catholic in Chicago is a great event.
"The position of the mayor of Chi
cago," it says, "is equivalent to that of
many leaders ot states, seeine that the
city expends $38,000,000 annually— as
much as the whole of Canada. Though
the late Mr. Harrison did much to
give the Catholics their due share
of patronage, much still remains to
be done. It would be a mistake,
3ays La Minerve, to believe that the
United States is a tolerant country
enough for Catholics. They merely have
the crumbs of patronage. This is quite
evident when we remember that the ten
millions of Catholics in the United
States have not a single representative
in the Cleveland cabinet, though it
owes its existence to them. We
are tar from being of the opin
ion of his lordship, Msrr. Ireland,
yfrtien he lauds the United States as be
ing the ri'e plus ultra of tolerance and
Christian civilization; but every time
that our neighbors will break down the
barriers of prejudice and Imitate the
example of the Catholics of Maryland
we wi!l always be happy to appreciate
their movement, and we may hope that
at a not distant date a new era will
dawn for our co-reiiglonists on the
other side of the border.
Fixing the Blame.
Pittsburg, Dec. 22.— The coroner'B
inquest on the victims of the Baltimore
& Ohio railroad wreck, near Braddock,
Monday night, have ordered the arrest
of the crossing watchman, Joseph F.
Dod"ds, on a charge of murder. Daniel
Bennett, a nreman, testified that he was
in the tower with Dodds at the time,
and that the latter gave both trains the
white block, tor a clear. Dodds cried:
"Aly G6d, look what I have done!" Ben
nett rushed out and flagged the Balti
more <& Ohio tram, but too late. Dodds
was expected to be present and tell bis
story, but he did not put in an appear
ance. The inquest was then continued
until tomorrow.
400 .A.. ls&.
But It Is Known That Fourteen
Men Lost Their Lives by a
Disastrous Cave-in In Some of
the Building; Belonging to the
Carnegie Plant Early Ihis
Pittsbukg, Dec. 23.— News has just
been received by telephone from
Homestead that a disastrous cave-in
occurred uear there.
Later — The accident happened
shortly after 1 o'clock this (Satur
day) mornine, but it was
2:35 before the news reached this city.
No particulars have been received up
to 3:45 a. in., and very little is possible,
as the telegraph and telephone offices
were closed and there are no trains
moving at this hour.
The telegraph operator at City Farm,
a short distance from Homestead, lias
just been raised. He says the accident
happened in the new addition of the
Carnegie mill. Fourteen or fifteen are
known to be killed and a number in
jured. Two dead have been taken out
and three injured. He could not tell
how the accident occurred, and was
unable to leave the office.
All efforts to get the Carnegie peo
ple have failed. It is known that they
have been making extensive improve
ments and were rushing the work
along, and were working night and day
with the view of having the new de
partments ready by the time the great
plant resumed after the holidays.
The Ex-President Makes Quite an
! . After-Dinner Speech.
Philadelphia, Dec. Some of
the leading lights of oratory, literature,
politics and journalism met ex-Presi
dent Harrison this evening at the
thirteenth annual festival of the New
[England Society of Pennsylvania. The
society's '.banquet V board was spread
at the Continental hotef. ■ Pre
ceding, the banquet was an in
formal reception -to the ex-president.
Charles Emory Smith was the toast
master., Mr. Harrison sat at his right,
and ex-Senator Edmunds, of Vermont,
on his left. The president of the so
ciety, after a brief speech, introduced
ex-President Harrison, who spoke to
the toast: "The President ot the United
States." The speaker said he felt that
he owed something to Mr. Smith be
cause he had appointed the latter to an
office which did not pay his expenses.
He expressed his gratitude to the people
of Philadelphia for their cordiality on
his embarrassment on being called upon
to compete with so many bright minds
in an after-dinner speech. ;-: i
"It occurred to me today," he added,
"to inquire why you had to associate
six states in order to get up a respecta
ble society. If you would adopt the
liberal charter measure of the Ohio
society, I have no doubt you could sub
dividerourselvcs into six good socie
ties. The Ohio society admits to mem
bership everybody who has lived volun
tarily six months in Ohio. No in
voluntary resident is permitted to
come In. But the association of these
states and the name New England is
part of an old classification of the
states, that we used to have in geog
raphies, and all that classification Is
gone except New England and the
South. The West has disappeared and
the Middle states cannot be identified.
Where is the West? Why, just now at
the point of that long chain of islands
that put off from the Alaska coast, and,
if 1 am to credit what 1 read, for I have
no sources of Information now ex
cept the not absolutely accur
ate newspaper press, there are
some who believe that there
are wicked men who want to
hitch the end of that chain on to an
other island farther out In the sea. If
that should be done the West would be
come the East, for I think the orient
has geueraily beeu counted to be the
East. 1 would not, however, suggest a
division of the New England society. It
is well enough to keep an asso-
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AH Special
Original Articles
Frank G. Carpenter, the famous
correspondent, has a most enter
taining 1 article on
"The Bethlehem of Today."
Profusely illustrated.
Gladstone's 8 tth birthday is next
Friday. The Sunday Globe will
print a graphic description of
Gladstone's Home •life,
With portraits of tha great states
man, his wife and daughter, and
also a picture of his study, and the
Hawarden church he attends.
Composite New York Letter
Contains an article by Vance
Thompson on Dr. William J. O'Sul
livan, who punctured the paid pro
fessional expert business. A Study
of Dr. Parkhurst, by Foster Coates.
Morality in New York, by Allen
Dare. Georere Gonld's Wife and
Sister, by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
McGlynu and His Associates, by
Eben Clayton, and Hamlin Garland,
by Bnfns R. Wilson. This letter
contains portraits of Dr. O'Sullivan,
Dr. Parkhurst, Mrs. George Gould,
Dr. McGlynn, Hamlin Garland and
Augustki Daly.
Congressman Amos Cnmmings
contributes a rich collection
"Christmas Stories
Told in tha Cloak Room,"
With numerous illustration?.
Sam Walter Fois is at his best in
a Poetical
i "Prayer to Santa Clays"
"Christmas Reflection of
Walter Q. Smith."
' 'The Origin of the Vaudeville,"
By Charles Astor Parker, with Ll~
Every issue of the Sunday Globe
Better, Brighter and
More Entertaining
than its predecessor. It chillensfes
comparison with any Sunday paper
in the United State".
elation that is one, not only
for neighborhood and historical
association. but of sentiment.
Lee the New England society live,
and I fancy it will not be long till you
enjoy the distinction of being the only
great subdivision or the states: for, my
fellow-citizens, whatever barriers preju
dice may raise, whatever obstruction
the interests of men may interpose,
whatever may be the outrages of
cruelty to stay the march of New
England, that which made the sub
division when the Southern states
and all that separated them
from the states to the wilds of the North
will be obliterated. I am not sure,
though the story runs so, but 1 have a
New England strain. The fact is that I
have recently come to the conclusion
that my family was a little over
weighted with an ancestry, and I have
been looKing after posterity." Mr. Har
rison left the banquet hall immediately
after his speech, and took a train on
the Pennsylvania railroad for the VVest.
Angry runners.
Toledo, 0., Dec 22.— News was re
ceived late tonight from Monctoya,
seven miles from here, that forty or
fifty farmers armed with shotguns are
scouring the country hunting for two
alleged hunters, who today assaulted
and brutally maltreated tlfe wife of
Horatio Seymour, a proruineut farmer
near here.
"Delivering Her .. .
Christmas Presents."
Ten Centsand the Cou
pon on the Fourth Page
get this beautiful Pict
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NO. 3 r >7.
This Question Pointedly Askei
Supt. Hoskins.
Movement in tha Interests of
The Company Defies the Law.
Say Labor People.
The ball was ouened yesterday in th«
direction of bringing the Twin City
Rapid Transit company to time in tha
matter of vestibulinij its electric street
cars for the protection of its uiotoneers
from winter weather.
A complaint for the apprehension of
Frank S. lloskins, superintendent of the
St. Paul end of the Twin CityKipid
Transit company, -was drawn up by the
county attorney yesterday aud filed
with the clerk of the municipal court.
A warrant was then issued and turned
over to the chief of police, who served
it upon Mr. lloskins at 5 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. He will "ap
pear in thy municipal court this
morning to make response to tho
charge of violating the state law passed
last winter providiug for the vestibul
ing of electric cars. That law required
all electric street car lines in the state
to vestibule electric cars, and in case a
company operates more than 100 cars,
to have at least half of those operated
provided with attachments to protect
operatives from the wp ather prior to
Nov. 1, 1893, the other half to be vesti
buled by Nov. l, 18U4. The time has
passed and the cars, other than the In
terurban cars in this city, have not been
vestihuled. Labor Commissioner Powers
had an interview with the street rail
way officials some days ago in which it
was represented by ihe company that
woik would be begun at once to comply
with the law. I\T* charge is now made
by some observing people that tho
street railway company is making no
effort to comply with the law and that
any attempt to force a compliance
would meet with opposition in the
courts with a view of testing the mat-"
The complaint was sworn to by .James
Morrow, who is a prominent charact
iv united labor circles, charging a.)
tion of the law yesterday, c :dt
of the Lafayette avenue q ao
street Hue, was selected for a ttwlK. .se
In the complaint the statements are
made that Frank S. Iloskius is the su
perintendent, managing officer and
agent of the Twin City Rapid Transit
company, which is a corporation operat
ing electric cars on the street railway of
the city of St. Paul. He is charged
with wrongfully, unlawfully and know
ingly causing and permitting to be run.
on the car line mentioned the car men
tioned by an employe who was stationed
upon the front platform of the car,
without having provided any enclosure
on the front platform made of iron. wood
or glaas.or any other material. as required
by the law, for the protection of the em
ploye from tho inclemency of the weath
er. The provision of the law is recited
that requires an luclosure where the
constant services and attention of an
employe is required on a car. It is al
leged that Frank S. lloskius, as man
ager, required the employe to work
upon the front platform of the car with
out the protection from the weather re
quired by law. It is also charged that
the street railway company has not
provided nor equipped half of the cars
used solely in this city, nor any of them,
In tact, with vestibules, as required by
Superintendent Hoskins, who is made
the defendant in the case, was seen last
evening at 6 o'clock by a Globe re
porter. At the time he used to be
interviewed, but later talked guardedly
about the arrest. The warrant be said
had been served on him between 5 and
(i o'clock, but it had hot been read to
him in detail. There was nothing he
cared to say except that he would be in
court in the morning:. Just what would
be done by the company he could not
say. The attorneys for the company
were Munn, Boyesen & Thygesen, and
as Mr. Munn was out of the city, the
case would probably be continued until
his return. The company had twenty-,
two cars on the interurban line vcstl
buled, and others were in the shops
being changed. Just how many were
being vestibuled he could not say, but
he knew that only ten cars could be
worked on at one time in the shops.
***• —
A Big Lot of Minnesotans Are
Made Happy.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, Dec. 22.— Minnesota
postoffices: Albert Wickerstrom, Bray,
Polk county, vice C. P. Swanson, re
sigued; Michael McDermott, Fountain,
Fillmorp county, vice Patrick Maugen,
removed; T. G. Swansou, Lintouvillc,
Kandiyohi county, vice O.G.Sanders,'
resigned; T, G. Murtagh.Madison Lake,
Blue Earth county, vice Frank Haskell,
resigned; Erick O. Fossom, Manches
ter, Freeboru county, vice K. 11. Stette,
resigned; Joseph 11. Wighton, Mount
ain Lake, Cottonwood county, vice John
Janzen, removed; George Tolifsou,
Neilsville, Polk county, vice L, S.
Klocken, resigned; Mary Blumentritt,
New Hartford, Winona county, vice
Louis Blumentritt, dead; John Mi
kulscky, Tabor, Polk county, vice F. (J.
Carnousek, resigned.
Postal Changes.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, Dec. 22.— A postoffice
has been established at Ambro, Cava
lier county. North Dakota. George
Reidhaminer has been appointed post
master. The name of the Wells post
office, Wells county, North Dakota, has
been changed to Fesseudeu, and John
Ai Regan appointed postmaster. The
PQgtoffice at 2«lerritt, St. Louis county.
Minnesota, has been discontinued, its
wail goes to Bewabllc

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