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BLAND IS HIPPY AT LAST.
PASSAGE OF HIS BILL TO COM THE
feIiCIDEDBY A MAJORITY OF 37.
l"he Weary Struggle in the House
Was Ended by a Silver Quorum
Appealing as Soon as the Ses
sion Opened— AU Amendments
Offered by Opponents Were
Wjlshingtox, March I.— The long
itruggle in the house over the Bland
bill for the coinage of the silver semg
ioragc and the silver bullion in the
treasury was ended today by the pas
sage of the bill by a vote of 107 to 130, a
majority in favor of the bill of 87. The
special order to bring the bill to a vote
was adopted by a bare quorum immedi
ately after the house convened. This
broke the opposition of the filibusters
and they were powerless to do anything
further than to place au obstacle in the
way of the bill. All the amendments
offered to the measure by its opponents
were defeated, the one which polled the
most votes being Mr. Outhwaite'a
amendment to strike out the second
section. The bill as passed was in the
nature of a substitute for the original
text of the measure. The chances do
not affect the material features of the
bill, which provides for the coinage of
the silver seigniorage in the treasury,
the issue of silver certificates thereon,
it need be, in the discretion
of the secretary of the treasury
in advance of the coinage, and there
after the coinage of the remainder of
the bullion as fast as practicable, and
the issue of silver certificates thereon to
take the place of the tie ry notes
issued under the Sherman act, which
are to be retired and canceled as rap
idly as the
COINAGE TAKES PLACE.
The changes made in the substitute
simply make specific the fact that the
seigniorage is to be coined, and that
this bill shall not affect the redemption
of the treasury notes under existing
law. Analysis of the vote by which the
bill passed shows that 141 Democrats,
l'J Republicans and 8 Populists (total
KiS) voted tor it, and 71) Republic
ans and 50 Democrats (total 129) voted
against it. The bill for the rescue of
the armament of the wrecked Kearsarge
passed just before adjournment.
The Joy-CTXeill contested election
case will come up tomorrow.
At the opening of the session of the
house this morning, Mr. Cumminga
asked unanimous consent for the con
sideration of the bill appropriating £45,-
OuO for reclaiming the wreck of the
United States steamship Kearsarge,
aground on Itoncador reel. Mr. Simp
ton wanted to know whether this was
a matter of sentiment or dlolars and
"It is a little of both," replied Mr.
Cummings. "If the wreck were re
claimed by a"wrecking company the
salvage would amount to as much as is
carried by this bill."
He went on to explain the purpose of
the bill, its limitations and urgency.
"If she is rebuilt," asked Mr. SSlmpson,
"will she- be serviceable?" "Undoubt
edly," replied Mr. Cummings. Mr. Kil
gore, ascertaining that this was the bill
pushed by Mr. Geissenhainer yester
day, made a few observations upon
members who blocked legislation by re
fusing to vote and then wanted to legis
late by unanimous consent. He de
manded the regular order. The regular
order was the vote od the adoption of
the special order
TO LIMIT DEBATE
on the seigniorage bill to two hours,
upon which Hie quorum had failed to
u.iite, and the clerk called tho roll.
Exactly a quorum voted, and the special
order was adopted— loo to 12. The long
struggle was over, and a vote on Mr.
Stand's bill was assured. Immediately
upon the announcement of the vote the
speaker declared that in accordance
with the provisions of the order just
adopted, the bill would be open for
debate and amendment for two hours.
Mr. Bland was recognized and offered
a substitute for the original bill. The
first section of the substitute is identical
with tlie first section of the original bill,
except that the coinage is to proceed as
fast as "possible," instead of "practica
ble.*' The substitute for the second
section reads: "After the coinage pro
vided lor in the first section (the seign
iorage; the remainder of the bullion
purchased in pursuance of the act of
July 14, IS'JO, shall be coined into legal
tender standard silver dollars, as far as
possible, and the coin shall be held for
redemption of the treasury notes issued
against such bullion. As fast as the
bullion shall be coined for the redemp
tiou of said notes, the notes shall not
be reissued, but shall be canceled in
amounts equal to coin held derived
from coinage herein provided for, and
silver certificates shall be issued on such
coin in the manner now provided for by
law; provided that this act shall not be
construed to change existing law re
THE LEGAL TEXDEK
character or mode of redemption of ex
isting treasury notes under the act of
Sufficient sum of money is appropria
ted to carry into effect the orovisions of
the act. Mr. Outhwaite offered an
amendment to strike out the second
section of the substitute. Mr. Johnson
(N. D.), offered an amendment to the
original bill, authorizing the secretary
of the treasury to afford the silver dol
lars the same rights as to redemption
and exchange now accorded to subsidi
ary silver coin.
Mr. Strauss (N. Y.),offered au amend
ment to the amendment as follows:
"That the secretary of the treasury be,
and he is authorized to issue from time
to time coupon p.ud registeied bonds of
the United States, in denominations of
§20 and multiples of that sum, payable
in coin alter live years from date, and
bearing interest at a rate not exceeding
three per centum per annum, payable
quarterly in coin, and to sell and dis
pose ol the same at not less than par in
coin . The proceeds of such bonds shall
be paid into the treasury, and be held
ana used for the purposes now author
ized by them." Mr. Bland made the point
of order that Mr. Strauss' amendment
to the amendment was not germane.
DAILY ST PAUL GLOBE.
The speaker sustained the point of order
and ruled the amendment out.
Mr. Cummings asked if the chair ruled
that any amendment looking to the
issue of bonds would be ruled out. The
chair replied that the ruling was not so
broad as that, and Mr. Cummings gave
notice that he would offer a second
Mr. Cannon (111.) then offered as an
amendment. In lieu of Mr. Strauss'
amendment, the so-called Windom prop
osition for bullion redemption at the
current market rates of
BII.VKK BULLION CKKTTFICA.TES,
which was discussed iv the- Fifty-lirst
congress. It also was ruled out on tht»
ground that it was not germane.
Mr. Abbott offered another amend
ment to the amendment relating to the
coinage of the silver in the treasury.
Mr. Bland took the floor in support of
his substitute. He explained (he sec
ond section of his substitute. It made
the coinage of the remainder of the
bullion in the treasury begin after the
coinage of the Beizniorage, and a spe
cific proviso was added to the effect that
nothing in the act shall be deemed to
change or alter existing law as to the
legal character or mode ot redemption
of the treasury notes. This would set
at rest alarm on this point.
Mr. Oil th wait?, of Ohio, arguing
against the second section of the orig
inal bill and the substitute, said that its
purpose was to retire the existing treas
ury notes. There was not gold enough
in the treasury to redeem one-third of
the outstanding treasury notes, and the
enactment of the section would weaken
the reserve and inevitably lead to an
issue of bonds to replenish it.
Mil. JOUXS3X, OF NOBTH DAKOTA,
in support of an amendment offered by
him, maintained that it was absolutely
necessary if the declared policy ot the
government to maintain all classes of
our currency at par were to be kept in
force. Not to. adopt this amendment
would be to dishonor the national
credit. Mr. Simpson declared that to
strike out the second section or to adopt
Mr. Johnsou's amendment, (which
would make silver dollars redeemable
in sold) would be another great stride
in the direction of plutocracy. Mr.
Dunn, of New Jersdy, denounced the
attempts on the part of the so-cailed
Democratic leaders to bulldoze those of
tneir colleagues who did not agree with
them in this measure. Mr. Abbott, of
Texas, explained and advocated his
amendment, which, he said, was de
signed to redeem the DcMnocratic
pledges in regard to the coinage of
Mr. C. W. Stone, of Pennsylvania,
called attention to the fact that the
substitute as drawn gave authority to
issue silver certificates in advance of
the coinage to the amount of 655,000,000.
It >ou advertise this fact to the countiy,
and thefact that they are exchangeable
under the recent decision of Attorney
General Olney for nothing except silver
dollars, a panic will be caused in this
country. The debate was continued by
Messrs. Johnson, Uartman, Swanson,
Hunter, New lands. Wheeler and
Tracey. Mr. Dincley was recoirnized
and began to speak when Mr. Bailey,
called altention to the fact that the time
for debate had expired. Accordingly
the voting began. Mr. Abbott's amend
MU. JOHNSON'S AMENDMENT
as well as the Johnson amendment
itself, was disagreed to, the former
without division and the latter by a vote
of 04 to 13' J. The vote was then taken
on Mr. Outhwaite's amendment to
stnkt; out the second section of thu
Bland substitute, the yeas and nays be
ingdemanded upon division. The Repub
lican and Democratic opponents ot the
biil voted in favor of it. as well as a
number of Democrats who were ac
counted friends of the measure. The
amendment was lost — 12'J to 144. Some
applause greeted the announcement.
The vote was then taken on the
Blaud substitute. No attempt to break
a quorum was made on this vote, and
then the Bland substitute was adopted,
171 to DO. Before the vote could be
taken Mr. Tracey. of New York, moved
to recommit the bill without instruc
tions to the committee on coinage.
weights and measures. The motion
was defeated, 132 to 107. The vote was
then taken on the final passage of the
bill. It was passed, 167 to 130. Loud
cheers and handclapping greeted the
final announcement of the victory won
by the advocates of the measure. Mr.
Cummings then asked and obtained
unanimous consent for the bill for the
reclamation of the United States steam
ship Kearsarge, and it was passed.
"Don't give up the ship," shouted Gen.
Sickles. The speaker then nnnounced
the appointment of Mr. Haines, of New
York, on the committee on invalid pen
sions in place of Mr. Gresham. At 5:20
p. in. the house adjourned.
VOTE IN DETAIL.
The following is the vote in detail ou
the final passage ot the bill:
Abbott, Ellis (Or.), Money,
Aitken, Enloe, Montgomery,
Aldersou, Bpes. Morean,
Alexander, Pilhian, Moses,
Arnold. Formau, Murray,
bailey, Funstou, Neill,
Baker (Kan.), lyan, Kewlauds,
Benkbead, Geary. Pascal,
Bell (Col.), Gooduigbt, Patterson,
Bell (Texas.) Gorman, Pay liter.
Berry, Grady, Pearson,
Black (Ga.), Grefcham, Pence,
Black (111.), Hall (Mo.), P'nd"K"n(Tex)
Bland, Hainuiotid, P ud'lt'n (,\VV)
He miner. Hare, Pickler,
Been, Hsriman, Post,
Bowers (Cal.), Hatch. Price,
Branch, Heard. Keilly.
Breckenrid?e Heiid"son(NC)Rii:hards (O.)
(Ark.) lieprturn, Kieharuson
Breekinridge Ueriiiuuu, (Mich.),
(Ky,), Holman, Richardson
Bretz, llooKer (Miss.) (Term.),
Brookshire, Hudson, Ritchie.
Broderick, Hunter, Bobbins.
Browu, Hutcheßon, Russell (Ga.),
Bryan, Jones, Savers,
Bunu, Kern, Bettle,
Byuum, Kilnore, Shell,
Cubauiss, Kribbs, Sibley,
Caminetti, Kyle, SimpsoD.
Cannon (Cal.),Lacey, Snodgrass,
Caruth, Lane, Springer,
Catchings. Latimer, Stalliugs,
Clark, (Mo.), Laytou, Stockdale,
Clarke (Ala.), Lester, Stone (fey.),
Cobb (Ala.). Lisle, Strait,
Cockrell, Livingston, Swanson,
Cooper (Fla.). Meddox, Talbert (S. C.)
Cooper(lnd.i, Maguire, Tate.
Cooper(.Tex.), Mallory, Taylor (Ind.),
Cox, Marsh, Terry,
Crawford, Marshall, Tucker,
Culbersoii, Martin (lud.), Turner (Ga.),
Curtis (Kau.),McCleary Turner (Va.),
Davey, (Miun.), Turpin,
Davis, McCreary (Ky. )Tyler,
Dearmond, McCulloch. Weadoek,
Densou, McDanuoicL Wheeler (Ala.)
Diusmore, McDearmon, White,
Dockery, McGann, Whiting,
Donovan, McKeigan, Williams (111.),
Doolittle, MeSlillin. Williams. Miss.
Durborow, McNagny, Wilson (Wash)
Edmunds, Mcßae, Wise,
Ellis (Ky.), Meredith, Woodward.
NATS -130. |
Adams (Ky.), Gardner, Outhwalie,
Aldrieh, Geftr, Page,
Apsley, Geissehainer. Payne,
A very, • Gillet (N.Y.j, Perkins,
Babcock. Gold^ler, Phillips,
Eaker OS. C.) Griffin, Pigott.
ameS Grout, Quick,
Barwig. linger, Randall,
Belden, Hnjnqr, Ray,
BeUzhoover, Haineg, Seed,
Blair, llarmer, Reyburn
Bouteile, Hatter, Robinson (Pa),
Brickner. Haugen, Kyan.
Brosius, Hayes, Schermerhorn,
Bui rows, lleiuer. Scrantoi!,
Caldwell, Hltt, Sherman,
Crrapbel), Hooker. (X. Y.)Sick!es,
Cannou (111), lloukius (HI.) somers,
Causey, Hopkins (Pa.) Sperry,
Chickeriug, Hulick, Stephen Son,
Clancy, Hull, Stevens.
Cobb (Mo.), Johnson (Ind.)Stoue, C. W.
Cozgswell, Johiisoii,.\.D.,Sstouc (W.Va.)
Compton, Jobnson (O.), Storer,
Coombs, Joy, Strauss,
Cooper (W*is.),Kiefer, Strong,
Cornish, Lapham. Talbot (Md.),
Cousins, Loekwood, Tawney.
Covert, Loud, Tracer.
Camming!.©., Loudenslager, Vpdetjraff.
Curtis (N.Y.), Lynch, VanVorhis (O)
Dalzell, Magner, Wadsworili.
Daniels, Mahon, Walker,
I)e Forest, McAleer. Wanger,
Dinqley, Wccall, Warner,
Dolliver, McEtierick, Waugh,
Draper. JlcKaig. Wells,
Dunj.hy, Meiklejohn, Wever.
Erdinan, Jlercer. Wheeler (111.),
Everett, Meyer, Wilsou (Or.),
Fielder, Mutchler, Woomer,
Fletcher, O'Neill, Wright (Mass.)
Mills Refuses to Serve on the
Washington, March I.— A contro
versy which seemed imminent in the
senate today, owing to Mr. Yoorhees'
resolution proposing that Mr. Mills, of
Texas, be temporarily assigned to tire
committee on finance in the absence of
Senator Vance, was dissipated by the
withdrawal of the resolution at the re
quest of the senator from Texas.
There was but a slim attendance of
Democrats in tho senate when that body
met today. Among other petitions and
memorials presented was one by Mr.
George, of Mississippi, asking for an
amendment to the constitution,acknowl
edging the dependence of the country
on Almighty God. Mr. Manderson, of
Nebraska, from the committee on rules,
offered a resolution authorizing the sec
retary of war to investigate
the feasibility of using the
water power at Great Falls, or
Little Falls, in the District of Columbia,
for the generation of electricity for
lighting the public buildings and the
streets of Washington. He explained
that the attention of the committee on
rules had been called to the insufficient
and even dangerous condition of the
capitol electric light plant, and, in view
of the fact that the new congressional
library was nearing completion
and would require the erec
tion of an electric light plant,
the committee favored the erec
tion ot a suitable plant. The
resolution was agreed to. Mr. Voor
hees stated that at the request, indeed,
by the demand of Mr. Mills, ha with
drew the resolution offered yesterday,
appointing Mr. Mills a temporary mem
ber of the finance committee. Mr. Frye
then took up nis Hawaiian speech, lie
severely criticized Blount's course.
Mr. Gray defended Blount. The senal
then took up the unfinished business,
the bill for the erection of a new gov
ernment printing office. Mr. Dolph ad
dressed the senate, holding that tho
chairman of the committee on public
buildings and grounds (Vest) hud re
cently experienced a change of heart,
and whereas he had formerly con
demned the present site, he was now
advocating it, and proposing an addition
to the present building in the interest of
economy. If the Democratic members
of the senate would cease cutting off
appropriations and turn their attention
to the raising or sufficient revenue to
enable the government to carry on its
existence, it would be better. Mr.
Allen (Neb.) in reply to an assertion
made by Mr. Dolph that labor organiza
tions had been given no opportunity to
present their views, said that they had
ssked for no hearing. Mr. Dolph said,
as to his assertion that no labor organiz
ations had desired a hearing, that one
of the most powerful organiza
tions in the country, the wool growers'
association, had asked him to secure a
hearing for them, but the committee
has refused to give any hearings. Mr.
Allen retorted that Mr. Dolph did not
know how his position was with the
Wilson bili, for he (Allen) did not know
what the bill was except as it came from
tiie house. The colloquy continued for
some time, when Mr. Palmer (111.)
moved an executive session. When the
doors were reopened the seuate ad
journed uutil Monday.
Maj. Strait's Washington Visit.
Special to the Globe.
Washington', March 1. — The an
nouncement of the death of Hon. 11. B.
Strait came to the Minnesota colony In
Washington like a clap of thunder from
a clear sky. It was only such a brief
time since he visited Washington, and
not withstanding he was known to be.
suffering from nervous prostration, he
was so helpfully active in attending to
various business matters while here,
so social and apparently so much inter
ested in all the varied activities of life,
that all his old friends were confident
that a few weeks' rest would serve to
restore him to his normal physical
Work of Artist Catlin.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, March I.— Col. Klefer
is in receipt of a letter from R. J. Hol
conibe requesting him to get permission
to photograph for the State Historical
Society of Minnesota all of the oil paint
in its of Minnesota scenery and Minne
sota Indians contained in the famous
Catlin collection, housed at the Smith
sonian institute. Catlin was a celebrat
ed artist of the last generation, and was
commissioned in 1835 to visit the frontier
territories and exercise his brush in
depicting the scenery and natives of
these remote wildernesses.
Special to the Globe.
Washington. March 1. — Pensions
Granted— Original, Augustus A. San
ford, Minnehaha; reissue, Henry G.
Hill, Spring: Valley; David O. Piatt
(deceased), Austin; reissue and increase,
Basil O. Donald (deceased), Marshall;
original widow's, Anjatt L. Pratt, Aus
tin; lsadore McCoy, Winona.
Lochren Will Reduce If.
Wasihngton, March 1. — Commis
sioner Lochren today sent Judge Loug,
of the Michigan supreme court, a sec
ond formal notice that unless within
thirty days he establishes by additional
evidence his right to his p'rssent pen
sion rating, his pension will be reduced
to $50 a month. This is in accordance
with Judge Coxe'a decision yesterday.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, March I.— Postal ap
pointments—Clyde, T. B. Clawsou, vice
M. D. Taylcr, resigned ; Uardwick, E.
H. Albre'cht, vlco John Otterson. re
moved; Prairie Junction, Barbara
Reacjle, vice C, H. Cooper, resigned;
Taunton, E. Jj. Carstens, vice F. W.
Smith, removed; Dr. J. B. Cole, ap*
poiuted examining surgeon wt Wabasha.
SAINT PAUL MINN., FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 2, 1894.
AN AWFULTALE OF MURDER
A WOMAN AND HER CHILD BUTCHERED
WITH AN AXE.
JERSEY TUB TRAGEDY'S SCKNE
-.'.:'••'••;.'■-■■ ' v'<
Two Servants Enter the Happy
Home or a Rich Farmer anti-
Attempt to Steal His Money—;
His Wife and Child Killed by
the Brutes, After Which He' ;
Makes Quick Work of Them
■Fraxkmx Park, N. J., March I.—
This township of Franklin Park -is^aj'
slumberous sort of a place, and has been
for over a hundred years. In fact,there
has been 110 excitement here since the.
time that one George Washington, in
command of a lot of ragged and quarter
fed soldiers, was known in the vicinity
not long before certain little events that 1
have been recorded in history in con
nection with the records of Princeton
and Trenton. Not since then has there
been any excitement in this little place
until this morning. There are only
about 400 people in the place, conse
quently the loss of four is felt, but the
manner of their taking off is something
that municipalities a hundred times its
size might boast of if said municipali
ties wore in the line of record breaking
for sensations. Iv a word, two negroes
attempted to rob a prosperous • farmer.
In their attempt they killed a woman"
and a child and were killed themselves.
The woman would have been the mother
of another child within a few days if
she had been allowed to-live. ".'• ■r:
The Bakers have long been held as
sociable and reputable members of this
small community. Old John J. Baker
has held ground here for farming pur
poses longer than the oldest inhabitant
can tell about. About two years ago,
his second son, Moore Baker, married a
pretty blonde named Lucy Evans,
daughter of a neighboring farmer. The
settlement that the old Bakers made
upon the young people included a tract :
of many acres and enabled the sou to
build a neat cottage t
UPON THE PHOPKBTY. v^i*.::'
The couple lived together up to this
morning with every prospect ot happi
ness and success, and a joyful old age
when it should come upon them. - ■■'. -<'
This morning there came a crisis that
could not have been foreseen. Nor;
could any prophet have attached to its
result the terrible conclusion. 1 ;
The old Bakers had had a sort of a
protege colored boy named Henry
Baker, whom they had taken* iv and'
helped since the time he was six years
old. - This boy had often been employed
by Moore Baker to do chores around his
house. ; Yesterday afternoon .: Mooj"a-
Baker.gave his colored namesake a job
at cutting some of the wood and paid
him for it. : After receiving his pay the
colored chap. asked Mr. Baker to 'lend
him 52, saying that he /would return it
on Saturday. The farmer did not like
to see the young man with so much
money and he parleyed with him. > '■■■■/]■
"lien," said Mr.Baker, "I've only got
a $100 bill. It you change that lor me,
1 will lend you the $2.".. ,- :
"A huudred-dollar-bill," said the
'negro. "I never saw. one, Mr. Baker.
Let's have a look at it."
. .With that Moore Baker displayed a
note of the denomination of $100, and
inadvertently small bills. The negro
said nothing, but went away without
getting : i.. v
HIS DESIRED LOAN. \ \
Later in the day Hen Baker and an
other negro named Willard Thompson,
a lad of eighteen years, were seen by <
Boyd Baker, a brother of Moore, to j
.whom they said that they were going'
over to Dayton, about four miles away,
to see a friend. They went to Dayton,
as it has since transpired, but they
went iv a wagon drawn by a horse out
of Moore Baker's stables, and without
Baker's permission. It was at 10 o'clock
at night that they started on this trip.
Exactly what they did in Dayton is. not
known, but they certainly slopped 'at
Wynes' saloon, and had several drinks.
They returned by the old plank road,
and turning off it to the northward
they drove to the Baker barn and
hitched the horses. That much of their"
movements is known by mauy. .:-What'
they did afterwards is told by Moore
Baker. About 1:30 this morning the:
negroes, having secured, the * ax;
with which Hen Baker had made
his half-dollar in doing work
for Moore Baker during the aft
ernoon, went to the entrance
to the cellar ot young Baker's residence'
as the rear of the house and broke it
open. They had taken off their shoes,
and in stocKing feet climbed down the
narrow stairway into the cellar, then up
into the parlor on the first floor and so
through an entrance that led to a r
stairway that landed at the rear of the
bedroom in which Mr. Moore, his wife
and child lay asleep. Do not think
they had '■• * ,
FORGOTTEN THE AXE. ~v^} \
Will Thompson had attended to that i
and carried the weapon close to:' his i
breast. They sneaked up the rear stair
way and crawled into the sleeping
apartment of the Baker family. When
they were hammering ou the cellar door
Mrs. Baker, who was not well, heard
the noise, and awakening her husband,
telling him that she thought some
body was in the house who had no =
right to be there. Mr.Baker replied that
it was probably the dog that was ;
making a noise, and advised his wife to
go to sleep again.. Mrs. Baker-, tried to'
take another nap, when, by the light of!
the small lamp that had been left burn '
ing, she saw the figures- of the two '
negroes ' enter the rear door. She' be-'
came paralyzed with fear.-. She had not
even strength to reach over and awaken <
her husband, but she did utter* a sort of'
aery. Thompson, the J hatchet-bearer, v
rushed across the room and smote her
in the forehead with Ins wicked weapon.
Not satisfied that he had killed her, lie
struck her again. This time the head
of the axe,-- besides cutting a deep
wound on the side of the head, glanced
and cut away the switch at the back of •
the bead as cleanly as_ though pair of
scissors hadb?en' used ■to do the job.
Mr. Baker had not yet awakened,' but
the child, in a crib alongside the bed,
was aroused by the _ : commotion, and
she, a little one of fourteen 'months,*' set
up a cry. T!ve Wretch Thompson there-
. uggii "wTtli a swinging blow crushed the
infant's skull to atoms. Now Mr.
Baker became aroused. By the dim
lamp he saw his two enemies, and
RECOONI ZED THEM BOTH.
For an instant he lost his self-control,
not being able to believe that the negro
Baker could possibly be interested in
nn attack upon himself and family. In
the dilemma of the moment he .rolled
out of bed into a narrow space between
the bed and the wall. Before he struck
the floor Hen Baker was upon him.
The negro grasped for his throat and a
struggle which cannot be described in
words, but can only be imagined, en
sued. Mr. Baker, who is a splendidly
built fellow, standing about live feet
nine inches in height, and with a cnest
about a foot and a half through, not
leally appreciating what had been
done to his loved ot»es, but feeling that
he must do somethiug and do it quickly,
tackled the negro in truly athletic style.
He got to his feet, hugging his namesake
around the body and then pushing him
away dealt him a blow on the face that
knocked Hem Baker ten feet away,
and on the floor at the foot of the bed.
Thomuson, seeing that his pal was in
trouble, made a rush at Mr. Baker with
the axe. lie swung the steel-headed
weapon like a windmill, and had it not
been that Mr. Baker felt his oncoming
through a rush of air made by the as
sailant's quick motion toward- him, the
negroes would have added one more to
the list of murdered. As it was, Mr.
Baker threw his head back, and the
sharp edge of the blade merely cut Ins
left forehead enough to make it bleed.
.Now the farmer felt that he was up
against a double game. He made a rush
at Thompson, only to receive another
slight gash on his cheek. That did not
deter him, however, and he made an ef
fort to gain close quarters with
TIIK MtTBDEROUS NEGBO.
Coining close together Thompson
brought another blow down from over
his head, which in the semi-darkness
failed to carry straight. The handle of
the axe came down with all its force on
Mr. Baker's right arm, causing an ugly
swelli ,4. Seeing that the wretch had
missed his aim, and believing that he
had lost his head Mr. Baker grappled
for the axe. They were near the door
by which the negroes had entered.
After giviug Thompson a real good
boxer's uppercut on the jaw with his
right hand and staggering that villain,
he got his hand on the handle of the axe
and wrenched it away to his own pos
Thompson then retreated toward the
foot ot the bed again. Baker followed
him, and deal} him a blow on the head
with the butt end of the axe. Thomp
son weakened in the knees, and re
ceded back toward the door. Moore
Baker followed him, dealing him blew
upon blow upon the head as tast as he
could, one after the other, with all the
force that was left in his excited con
dition, it was not until they had strain
reached the door that the "negro fell.
When he did fall I; is drop was so sudden
and so positively that of an uncon
scious man that Mr. Baker left
him and went to look for Hun
Baker. This morning when Thomp
son's body was examined, it was
discovered that he had no less than
seven frightful gashes on the chest and
skull. The search for Hen Baker was
short. The nejrro had passed out of
the door in front of the house and en
tered a small room where a little teas
stove was kept. He had evidently lost
heart at the vigorous onslaught that his
employer had made. He went into the
small room to try to twist off a piece of
the gas stove there to use as a weapon.
Mr. Baker heard his movements ar.d
went to the door. As it was dark in
that room Mr. Baker was afraid to
enter. He called out, "Come out here,
you black villain," out there was no
movement on the part of Hen.
To approach the enemy's works,
Mr. Baker thereupon ran back for
his shotgun, which had been
standiug against the wall near a bu
reau, close to the rear door of the bed
room. This weapon was not in good
order, and Mr. Baker tried once to cock
it without success. But on the second
attempt he found it was all right, and
came back to attend to Hen. Hen
Baker, on seeing him go away, crept
stealthily toward the door of the small
room, near which was a stairway lead
ing down in front of the house. He
had just reached the door when Mr.
Baker came within sight of him by the
light that the small lamp in the bed
room afforded. Without a word Moore
Baker shouldered his gun and fired his
12-caliber weapon. The shot entered
the negro's lett eye, and he fell groan
ins to the ground. Then Moore Baker
ran back to attend to his wife and
child. Feeling them through running
streams of blood, he found that their
bodies were still warm. That was
enough for him. While there was life,
as he thought, there was hope. Dash
ing down the stairway with only his
nightshirt on he shouldered open tne
kitchen door, and without taking a
momentary glance at the smashed-in
cellar opening through which the mis
creants had earned access to the house,
lie made a break for the stable. Dashing
into the stall where his favorite Drown
horse was standing, he jumped to the
baiter strap and unloosed it, murmuring
in the animal : s ear at the same moment,
"Dan, you must do me good service.
Your mistress and little Gertie are
The animal seemed to understand, for
be pricked up his ears and danced on
his feet, as though anxious to respond
any call of his master. There was no
time to put a saddle on, and Baker
jumped on his back in his scant attire.
Prodding the animal with his naked
loes was not necessary. Dan flew away
at his master's bidding with all four
feet, as though they had been eight or
ten. Flying through the gate to the
road, they went up the oid plank road,
round the historical Dutcli Reform
church, and to the office of Dr. Hozau,
just beyond, aud half a mile away from
the scene of the awful occurrences.
The doctor, a whole-souled young man,
roused himself out of bed, and was soon
on the way to the dwelling that had al
ready been made desolate. Even in that
lonely township the appearance of
the white-garbed Baker on his horse
had attracted attention. Somebody
went to the door of the residence of the
old folks Baker, which adjoined a
quarter of a mile away from the borne
of the young people. Dr. Hogau had
reached the house and found that young
Mrs. Baker and her child had* been
killed instantly, and that Thompson, be
with the seven wounds, had also yielded
up to death. Hen Baker was still alive,
but whether any sympathetic attention
was sfiven him, he died about daylight.
Coroner Reed held an inquest, He
knew ihe story and empanelled the
first jurymeu that came along. They
only needed to hear Moore Baker's
story, when they instantly rendered a
verdict of the murder of Mrs, Baker
and the cjiild, and of justifiable homi
cide oil the part of Moore Baker.
At the Capital.
Special to the Globe.
-TV ashing jON.Marchl.— D. M. Chute,
of Minneapolis, ia registered at the Ar-
GLADSTONE WILL RESIGN.
HE WILL OFFICALLr NOTIFY THE
QUEEN ON SATURDAY.
LOSDROSEBERY OBJECTED TO
As the New Premier of the British
Empire— The Grand Old Man
Makes a Vigorous Attack ou
the House of Fjords and Re
ceives a Great Ovation—Possi
bly His Last Speech.
' Loxdox, March I.— The Pall Mall
Gazette announced in big type that it
was definitely settled that Mr. Glad
stone would have an audience with the
queeu on Saturday next, and that he
will then officially tender his resigna
It is added that the public announce
ment of Mr.Gladstoue's retirement from
office will almost certainly be made on
Monday.and that Lord Rosebery will be
summoned. In couclusion the Gazette
6ays that there Is no present intention
of a dissolution of parliament. Mr.
Gladstone's resignation, according to
the Pall Mall Gazette, was decided upon
at the opening of the year, but the
necessary arrangements demanded
much consideration, and it has been de
cided that Mr. Gladstone will retain Ins
seat in thu house of commons, but he
will not remain a memoer of the cabi
A deputation of extreme Radicals,
headed by Mr. Labouchere, waited to
day upon the Liberal whip, lit. Hon.
Edward Majoribanks, and protested
against the idea that Lord Rosebery
should be selected to succeed Mr. Glad
stone, saying that if the premier were
not chosen from among the members of
the house of commons they would leave
the Liberal party. Mr. Majoribanks
promised to submit the views of the
deputation in the proper quarters.
A full cabinet meeting was held this
afternoon. It is announced that the
ministers considered the subject of the
house of lords' amendment to the par
isn councils bill. The cabinet meeting
lasted two hours.
reached the house of commons at 2:30
p. m. teday, and wa3 loudly cheered.
The premier took his accustomed seat
between Sir William Uarcourt, chancel
lor of the excehequer, ant John Morley,
chier secretary for Ireland. So soon as
Mr. Gladstone was able to do so, he
entered into a whispered consultation
with Sir William Harcourt, and seemed
to be very much in earnest in regard to
the subject of their conversation. Mr.
Gladstone frequently consulted a small
document which was handed to him by
the chancellor ef the exchequer. The
premier adjusted his piuee-nez, and
seemed to read the paper handed to him
without any difficulty. In the mean
time Lord Kosebery, the secretary of
state for foreign affairs, took a ffout
seat in the peers' gallery.
The entrance of Lord Rosebery at
tracted much attention, and caused
considerable comment. At 4 o'clock this
afternoon Mr. Gladstone's secretary in
formed the Associated Press that the
resignation of the premier cannot long
be delayed. Continuing, Mr. Littleton
said that at the audience which Mr.
Gladstonr had at Buckingham palace
yesterday with the queen he referred to
the increasing difficulty which he expe
rienced owing to his tailing eyesight,
deafness and age, and told her majesty
that he could not long continue to bear
the responsibilities of the premie rship.
Hon. Arthur Wellesley Peel put the
THE HOUSE OF LORDS'
amendments to tne local government
bill be considered. Mr. GlaTlstoue "then
arose and addressed the house, speak
ing in a full, resonant voice, which oc
casionally was marked by a slight huski
ness. But in spile of this slight huski
uess, Mr. Gladstone spoke throughout
with marvelous energy and vigor. Dur
ing the course of his speech,the premier
said that the government telt that this
operation of sending and reseuding
a bill troin one house to another had
continued long enough. [Loud cheer
ing-.] When Mr. Gladstone was again
able to resume speaking he said: "To
continue the process would be loss of
dignity to both houses, and the govern
ment has decided to stop the operation
and take a decided course. The gov
ernment had the choice of rejecting the
house of lords' amendments and aban
doning hope of passing the bill, or to
accept them under protest with the
hope of soon reversing them. The gov
ernment adopted the second course."
[Cheering.] Mr.Gladstone then reviewed
the action of the house of lords in the
past, and said: "We have now reached
an acute stage. It appears that the
house of lords desires to annihilate the
whole work of the house of commons.
"in regard to the present bill the gov
ernment desires to save something frem
the wreck, and therefore accepted the
amendments; but with the declaration
that the difference between the house
of lords and the house of commons is
not of a temporary or casual nature.
"This state of things. I am compelled
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to say, cannot continue. [Loud and
prolonged cheers.] The issues raised be
tween the assembly elected by the
VOICES OF THE PEOPLE,
and the assembly occupied by many
men ot virtue and talent are of con
siderable variety. [Laujjhter.l When
once raised they must go on the issue.
"No doubt there is a higher authority
than the house of commons, namely, the
authority ot the uation [loud cheers],
which must in last resort decide. [Re
newed cheers— loud opposition cries of
"At once."] When the judgment is to
be invited is a question which the gov
ernment nlone can decide."
At the conclusion of Mr. Gladstone's
remarks, he asked the house to accept
the house of lords' amendments to the
The Rt. Hon. A. J. Balfour, leader of
the Conservatives In the house of com
mons, wiio was received with loud
cheers, then arose to reply to Mr. Glad
stone, ana said, among other thing?,
that the premier's speech was a decla
ration of war against the ancient con
stitution of the realm.
Continuing. Mr. Balfour asked why
the government did not start agitation
against the house ot lords when the lat
ter rejected the homo rule bill. That
bill, according "to Mr. Balfour, con
vinced the country that legislation
must be controlled by a chamber which
WOULD NOT BETJiAY THEM.
When Mr. Balfour hail finished speak
the Radicals called for a division on the
question of agreement to the amend
ments, with the following result: For
agreeing, 273; against agreeing. 37; ma
jority for agreeing, 2Sd. '
The other amendments were then
agreed to without a division, and the
There was a state of feverish unrest
in all sections of the house of commons
when Mr. Gladstone arrived. The pre
mier entered hurriedly, clutching a coat
tan in either hand. As the cheers which
greeted him died away, Mr. Gladstone's
expression became wistful and ab
stracted. The strain on the rest of the
minister* was also apparent, and during
Air. Gladstone's speech the greatest ex
citement prevailed throughout the
house. It was whispered on all sides
that the great Liberal leader was mak
ing his last sDeech to the commons, and
his delayed "attack upon the lords de
lighted the Radicals and Irish.
T. t. O'Connor, commenting upon
Mr. Gladstone's speech, said:
"The Old Mau made a grand attack
on the lords."
During the course of the day's session
of the house of commons the chancellor
oi the exchequer, Sir William Vernon
llarcourt, announced that the govern
ment had no information which would
lead it to believe that any government
desired a reassembling of the monetary
conference. The British government,
he added, did not intend to make such
a proposal, as it saw no advantage in it.
t. p. o'connoi:,
in the Sun, says that a rearrangement
of the cabinet will take place when tne
resignation of Mr. Gladstone, which all
now regard as impending, lakes effect.
Mr. O'Connor then points out the fact
that though the queen sent for Lord
Rosebery. the conflict for the premier
ship is no; yet settled. The queen, cou
tiuues Mr. O'Connor, lias" TTie fur Til to
send for whom she pleases, but Lord
Kosebery may fail in the task.
"If, however, Lord ltosebery's pres
ent colleagues consent to act with him,
the question of the premiership may be
regarded as settled," Mr. O'Connor
In conclusion the distinguished Irish
leader says: "Much opposition lo Lord
Kosubery comes from the suspicion that
on foreign affairs he represents jingoism
instead of radicalism. This difficulty
may be r« moved by his transfer from
ilie foreign office, and John Morley or
the Ei'.rl of Kimberly may succeed
there. The lit. Hon. James Brice, chan
cellor of tile duchy of Lancaster, or
Herbert Gladstone, parliamentary sec
retary of the home office, may succeed
Mr. Morley as chief secretary for Ire
"We acquiesced in the loss of an im
portant bill the other day, owing to an
objectionable amendment, and because
we thought that the clause vitiated all
the work expended on the bill.
"However, an amendment, no matter
how objectionable, is limited to a par
ticular subject matter and does not in
terfere with the great extension of
the principle of locai government which
the bill effects. The amendment
is a gross mischief which will have to
be removed at the earliest opportunity,
but at the same time the mischief is
aimed to a certain portion of the objects
and purposes of the bill, while it leaves
the rest untouched, and 1 am convinced
the large majority of those sitting od
posite to me do not join in the spirit of
manifestation which has escaped from
a few gentlemen. The fact
is that these amendments and
the treatment of other bills
of great importance which this house
sent the house of lords after unex
ampled labor raises a question ot the
gravest character. The employers'
liability and the Irish srovernruent bills
occupied the house for 100 days in hard
labor, and we meet here at the end of a
session, which has almost doubled any
session on record in amount and in
tensity of It's labors, for the purpose or
what we think beneficial legislation.
I A small work was published in 1880
called "Fifty Years in the House of
Lords." This book left in the mind of
every Liberal member a painful but
linn conviction that the lords' exercise
of it 3 legislative functions iv these fifty
Continued on Fifth Page.
BOSS M'KANE IN SING SING
H/S MOUSTACHE AND FAMOUS /#-
PERIAL ARE QUICKLY REMOVED.
HE DONS A CONVICT'S SLIT,
His Gold Watcb, Diamond Stud
and Buttons Sent Home to His
Family— He is Fifty-One Years
Old. a Protestant, and Does
Kot Use Liquor or Tobaoeo —
Somo Impressive Scenes.
Si>'g Sing, N. V., March I.— A largo
crowd awaited the arrival of the train
bearing John Y. McKane to prison. It
arrived here at 3:12 p. m. Deputy
Sheriff Davidson, of Kings county, was
the first to alight from the train. He
was followed by McKane. bheriff But
ling and Stryker Williamson followed
McKaue. The crowd cried out: "Here
he is." McKaue and his custodians
walked to the prison gate, followed by
reporters. The gate, which was open,
was guarded by oiie of the prison
guards, stationed in a tower on the
prison walls. McKane and bis cus
todians were promptly admitted, Out
the reporters were not allowed to enter,
and were thus compelled to hasten to
the front door of the prison. McKane
passed through the prison yard and
walked to the office of Warden Durston,
accompanied by Sheriff Bulling: and
Stryker Williamson, who is a friend of
McKane's. Assistant ClerK Westley
said: "is this McKane?" The prisoner
replied in a rim voice: "Yes."
Mr. Westlake, another assistant.aslced
Sheriff Butling if he had the commit
ment. The sheriff produced it and
handed it to Mr. Westlake, who looked
it over and said toMcKaue: "Your
term is six years."
Mr. Westlake theu wrote ou the doc
ument: "The full term of six years
and ten months commutation." Under
tliis he wrote: "Four years and three
mouths"— thus indicating the net limit
of McKane's sentence, less the commu
tation for good conduct.
Clerk Westlake then asked McKane:
"Have you any valuables?"
He replied; "Yes. but 1 want to send
them home to my family."
Turning around, he said: "Where .la
Stryker?" ■ '.'
Stryker was at hand, and McKane said
to him; "Stryker, take these home with
you," He then removed his gold watch
and chain from his waistcoat; took his >
diamond ring from his : finger, his dia»
mond stud from his shirt, as well as his
diamond sleeve buttons, and gave them
to Suyker Williamson, who asked him 1
if he wore a gold collar button. . Mc-
Kane replied : "I have -a gold collar,
button, but 1 don't think it worth while
•tirseiKl-tnat home*" *~-**^«-^«»-^j ***%& > i
>■ Williamson then asked his friend it;.
1) a hart. any money. i »v McKane replied: |
"Yes, 1 Have a little with me," and also
said he would leave it here. McKane
then : tire from | his pocket $25.71) in
bills and cbaugu and handed the money
to Clerk Westlake. The customary
questions were. then put to McKane a*
iollows: ' . .->>!>'
Q. What is your name?
A. John Y. McKane.
Q. AVhat is your occupation?
A. 1 was formerly a builder, but now
supervisor of the town of Graveseu4
for the past ten years.
Q. What Is your age?
A. Fifty-one years old.
Q. What is your religion?
Q. Where were you born?
Q. Are you married or single?
Q. Do you use liquor or tobacco?
A. 1 use neither.
After this formality McKane was con
ducted dowu stairs by Mr. Westlake.
Chief Clerk Corwin locked up Mc-
Kane's money in the safe. McKano
was then taken into the prison barber
shop, accompanied by Sheriff Butliug,
Deputy Sheriff Davidson and Stryker
Williamson. McKane was placed in
the barber's chair, and his mustache
and imperial, that have formed so dis
tinctive a part of his personal appear
ance, were quickly shaven off. His
head was not shaved, lie was then
given a convict's suit, which he put on
himself. No cell was assigned him.
He will for the present be in what is
known as the idle rank. McKano
went through all this ordeal with linn
ness, and showed no sign of depression.
Sheriff Butlingand the others withdrew
much impressed with the remarkablg
incidents of the. afternoon.
JEALOUSY THE CAUSE.
Why McXabb Attempted to Mur«
PiTTSP.ur.G, March 1. — Mrs. Louise
Rockwell, the actress, known as Louise
Kelloirg, who was shot by E. J. Mc-
Nabb, the professional base ball pitcher,
at the iiotei Eiffel in this city last
night, will probably recover. Her con
dition is still critical, but the physicians
are of the opinion that, if uo complica
tions set in, she will pull through. The
cause of the tragedy was jealousy. It
is said that Mrs. Rockwell, who had
been living with McNabb as his wile,
was going to leave him. An inquest on
the remains of McNabb was held tins
morning and a verdict of suicide was
rendered. The statement that ttie
Alvin Joslin company, with which Mis.
Kockwell had been playing, haddis
bauded, is untrue. The management
say the company is still on the road and
doing a good business.
Mount Veknon. 0., March I.— lt is
believed here that Edward McNabb, the
ball player, who shot his tuistrtss and
himself at Pittsburg last nigl^, premed
itated the deed before leaving here early
this week. The day before he left ho
bought a revolver and had it loaded. He
was very despondent over his health,
and declared if he' became convinced
that he had consumption ho would kill
The Morton Effigy.
Omaha, Neb., March 1. — A special
to the Bee from Nebraska City, Neb.,
says: Zacharia T. White was arraigned
before Judge Chapman for sentence tnis
morning for hanging J. Sterling Morton
in efligy. When tlie court asked if no
had anything to say why sentence
should not be passed, Wnitu said all he
wanted was to set the case before an
other court. The judge then reviewed
the ease, saying hanging a man in effigy
was the worst insult that could be ot
ferect to a man. lie then imposed a fine
ot $200 aud costs. A motion for a now
trial was overruled. White's attorneys
then prepared papers lor appeal to tha
Solomon Deutsch Dead.
New Yoi'.k, March L — Solomon
Deutscli dropped dead about 11 a.m.
today. He was the : father of "Billy"
Deutsch, who died; recently, in Denver,