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Jolly Juveniles
Send by flail to the Globe Art De
partment or Call at the Counting Room.
Kan Who Killed Cattleman
Meyer Gets His Neck
to Make Sure of Death He Is
Left Hanging- Twenty-
Five Minutes.
Story of his awful crime.
Shot an Old Man Dead to Se
cure a Paltry Sum of
Irecifll to the Globe.
Chamijkki.ain, S. D.. Nov. 15.—One
Df the most cold-blooded crimes ever
committed In the state was lawfully
fcvenged today by the hanging at Stur
gi-S Meade county, of Jay Hicks. Some
time in October or the early part of
November. 1 >'.»:>. Hicks went to a man
named William Walker, who lived near
him in Meade county, and told him that
be Hicks knew where he could make
a raise; that there was an old man in
the vicinity who lived alone, had cattle
and money, and that they could "hold
him up" very easily. The old man re
ferred to was John Meyer, a wealthy
old cattleman. By persistent urging
Jay Hici;s secured tiis consent of Walk
er to participate in the attempted rob
bery. Robert Hicks, brother of Jay,
also consented to aid in the robbeiy of
tbe defenseless old man. The men
raised sufficient money between them
to purchase a 41-ca!iber revolver, and
on the evening of Dec. 14 last the three
men started for the home of their in
tendfd victim. Before arriving at the
place the three men disguised them
selves as best they could. Meyer was
fcund in the yard feeding cattle, and
upon the pretense that they
\Vaiit«'i! Something to ICat.
the men prevailed apon him to enter the
house and prepare supper for them.
Jay Hicks was the directing spirit in all
that was done, and but for himself his
companion!* would not now ha\e their
Boula stained with the blood of B harm-
Jess and inoffensive fellow creature.
Upon entering the house Jay Hicks re
moved a handkerchief from his face,
and, probably having at that time made
up his blind to kill the old man, made
no f urtlier attempt to couceal his identi
ty. After supper had been prepared
and the men had eateu, their host took
his place at the table and ate what was
to be his Ja>t meal. Finishing his sup
per, lit? arose and commenced removing
the dishes from the table. At this junc
ture, according to the testimony of
William Walker, who subsequently
turned state's evidence, he beard the
click of a pistul in the hand of Jay
Hicks, who whistled and then said:
"He-re, old man; throw up your hands."
Meyer appeared not to have heard the
command, and it was repeated. This
time Meyer heard the words,and,t!irow
lug up ins haiid*. said:
"Oh, JUy God;
''What does this mean?" Ilicks pulled
the trigger an instant later, a ball
passed through the body of Meyer and
he fell to the floor. While lying there
severely wounded Jay Hicks demanded
his money, and, after repeated pro
testations on the par', of the old man
that he had no money. Hicks placed the
muzzle of the pistol within six Inches of
his head and again tired, sending a ball
through the old man's head, killing him
instantly. The demons had already
searched the house and pockets of the
cattleman, securing a trifling sum of
money, and. after the murder, took
coals of tire from the stove, gathered
wood, piled it over the coals, took the
kerosene can, poured oil over the wood
and around on the floor, set a match to
it and went out of the house on a run.
They intended to burn the house and
body of their victim, and thus conceal
their crime. But the fire went out
shortly alter, the evidences of the crime
were discovered, and somo shrewd work
on the part of the Meade county offi
cials fastened the crime where it prop
erly belonged. Robert Hicks is now
serving a life sentence at hard labor in
the state penitentiary, and Walker is
serving a ten-year sentence in the same
place. The hanging today is the clos
ing chapter in the bloody crime.
The condemned man was barely able
to walk to the scaffold, which has been
left standing since the date was first
Bet for bis execution in August. He
had nothing 10 say on reaching the
scalfoid except to ask the forgiveness of
the sheriff, whom he unmercifully puin
meled and almost killed in making his
sensational escape from the jail last
spring. Hicks was allowed to hang
twenty-five minutes, as one doctor
claimed his neck was broken while
another contradicted it. It is the first
hanging that has ever toiieu place iD
this county.
Albert Lea Keein* to Have Plenty
of it Now.
Special to the Globe.
Albert Li a. Nov. 14.—The new
boiler has been put in place at the
pumping station of the water works
system, and the city seems now well
provided for fire protection.
The Albert Lea Science association Is
now four years old, and has a member
ship of over seventy-five. At the an
. nual meeting Tuesday evening the old
officers were re-elected. »as follows:
President, D. G. Parker; vice president,
Miss Margaret L. Hill; secretary and
treasurer, Clint L. Luce; corresponding
secretary. Dr. li. 11. Wilcox. Toe meet
ings are held fortnightly, and are large
ly attended.
The Southern Minnesota Horticultural
society will hold its annual meeting in
this city Dec. 4 and 5, and a large at
tendance is expected. P. W. Kimball
of i Austin, is president, and this is the
third meeting since the society was,
The Hotel Hazel, of Alden. will be
Moaned for business alter being much.
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enlarged and greatly improved. Friday
of this week is the date of the opening,
and many invitations have been issued
tor people to attend.
G. J. liarden. one of the old settlers
of this eouaty and a Grand Army vet
eran, died a few days ago from cancer
of the stomach, aged sixty-nine years.
Snow and rain have fallen to "such an
extent that the mud is getting deep and
the roads are heavy. Corn whs about
all husked and proved to be about half
the usual crop.
Miss Ellen Grant Married to Nel-
son S. Krl).
Special to the Globe.
Fakiuaii.t, Minn., Nov. 15.—This
evening a large number of the society
people of this city assembled at the
handsome residence of ex-Mayor Grant
to witness the marriage of Ellen, the
eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don
ald Grant, to Nelson S. Erb. Rev. IS. A.
•Wallace, the officiating minister, at 8 p.
m. pronounced the words uniting the
couple, who were standing under a
floral bell. The best man was A. F.
Kinsman, and the maid ot honor Miss
Belle Grant. A reception was given at
the residence of bam Graut. Dancing
continued to a late hour. The supper
was very elaborate. Flowers and plants
were brought for tne occasion
from the Twin Cities, and many hand
some designs adorned the parlors. The
presents were elegant and very numer
ous. Mr. and Mrs. Erb leave tomorrow,
making an extensive tour through the
East and South, visiting the home of the
groom in Canada, going thence to dif
ferent cities in Texas. Timothy Foley
and wife ami Russ AJlinger, of St. Paul,
besides between thirty and tony guest 3
from the neighboring cities of Roches
ter, Northlit-ld and Owatuuna were
A Large Number of Witnesses
Arrive at Fargo.
Fa rgo, N. D., Nov. 15.—A cloud of
witnesses arrived from Helena tonight
to appear at the hearing of the Ilersch
tield divorce case Monday. Barou Aaron
Hirschlield, one ot tiie richest men in
Montana, seeks release from his wife,
who, before Marriage, was clerk in a
confectionery store. He alleges that lie
was suffering from mental auerration
when he married, and also that Mrs.
Hirschheld was not what she should
have been before marriage. Mrs.
Uirschrield is making a bitter fight in
defense ot her character, and the case
promises to be very sensational.
Mrs. Hirsehheld lias also brought an
action for 190,000 against Mrs. L. 11.
llerschlield, iier husband's sister-in
law, tor alienating the baron's affec
tions. Mrs. Hirsehfield lays serious
charges against ihe baron. She claims
that the leading papers in Montana had
been subsidized in the interest of blast
ing her fair name, and thai she has been
unable to give Her side of Uie case.
Sore Over Dele at.
Special to the Globe.
GsAfiD Forks, N. D., Nov. 15.—A
certificate of election has been issued to
D. If. Holmes, fusion candidate for
county treasurer, Ouamme, Republican,
withdrawing his demand for a recount.
The county commissioners voted to re
count tlie ballots on the demand of Nel
son, defeated .Republican candidate for
register of deeds, and of Dean, nom
inee for county commissioner, and this
afternoon recounted the ballots iv the
city wards.
A Son Bought Strychnine.
Morton, Minn., Nov. 15- — The
coroner's jury sitting over the body of
Eiii'Ußiuiel Otto is still in session, and
the case is as big a mystery as. ever.
Information just received has it that
William Otto, a son, purchased poisou
in Franklin last May, and this may lead
to a clue for the discovery of a bottle of
strychnine In the vault last'night.
SLEEPY Eve, Minn., Nov. 15.—The
three men arrested on suspicion of the
murder of Otto were released this
morning, but were rearrested at
Springfield by order of the sheriff of
Redwood county.
Turned the Gas oa.
Special to the Globe.
Sioux Falls, S. D., Nov. 15.—This
afternoon a man who had registered as
A. Smith, TyudalJ, S. D., was "found
dead in his room at the Parker house.
The gas jet was turned partly on, aud
it is thought to be a suicide, as the clerk
called the man in the morning, and he
answered. The name he registered
under is supposed to be assumed. He
has nothing on his person to show who
he is.
Double Wedding.
Special to the Globe.
Hastings, Minn., Nov. 15.—The resi
dence of Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Lovejoy, in
Ravenna.was the scene of a happy gath
ering today on account of a double wed
ding taking place, which was a notable
society event, the contracting parties
being William H. Hunter, of Minneapo
lis, and May E. Lovejoy, and Adeloert
R. Walbridge and Miss Fioretta Love
lowa Village In Ashes.
Mason City, 10., Nov. 15.—The town
of Sheffield, fifteen miies south of here
ou the lowa Central railroad, was
totally burned out last night. The loss
was $55,000, insured about half. A
block and a half of business buildings
were burned, including the town hotel.
The tire is believed to be of inceudiary
Cut to Pieces.
Special to the Globe.
Rochester, Minn.. Nov. 15.—Mark
Con way, a resident of this county for
the past forty years, was killed by the
cars near Chester. He had been to
Chatfield on a visit, and on his return
home he started to walk part of the
way on the railroad track, where he
met his death. He was cut all to pieces.
Counterfeiters Captured.
West SUPBHIOB, Wis., Nov. 15.—
Through the instrumentality of Chief
Lutton and Detectives Earnshaw and
Purchase, of the Superior police depart
ment, the government today captured
three counterfeiters and a complete out
lit of moulds for making coins ranging
from five cents to ?20-pieces.
St. Cloud Police Changes.
St. Cloud, Minn., Nov. 15.—Chief of
Police MeKelvey, the sheriff-elect, this
morning resigned as head of the police
department, and Mayer Bruckar; ap
pointed Sergeant Daniel Craig chief
Oflicer iireiimuus advanced to sergeant'
Chaska Failure.
Citaska, Minn., Nov. 15.-Joseph
Franklin, a long-established druggist,
has failed. The assignee is Leonard
Giates. Local parlies are involved, as
well as the Ryau Drug compauv; also
the Minneapolis Linseed Oil company.
As Usual, the G. 0. P. Is Try
ing to Fetter the Ad
Bellamy Storer Will Call on
Gresham for Infor
As Authority for Interference
Between China and
Washington, Nov. 15.—Representa
tive Bellamy Storer, of the committee
on foreign aflaiis of the house of repre
sentatives, intends presenting to con
gress when it reassembles a resolution
of inquiry as to the action of Secretary
Oresham in suggesting to China and
Japan that this country will act as
mediator in the settlement of the pres
ent war. Mr. Storer is now making a
careful examination of the subject with
a view to taking the initiative. The
resolutions, when drawn, will request
the secretary of state to transmit to
congress all correspondence on the sub
ject, not incompatible with the public
service. They will also ask for in
formation as to what departure, if any.
from the traditional policy of the gov
ernment, as embodied in the Monroe
doctiine, is contemplated by the execu
tive branch in becoming a factor in
Asiatic entanglements.
■Mr. Storer says he has no desire to
embarrass the executive branch in any
foreign policy they wish to pursue, but,
as a member of the committee of for
eign affairs, he says such a foreign
policy as is now contemplated should
properly have the attention and judg
ment of congress. En examining the
treaty of 1858 between China and the
United States, under which this govern
ment has suggested its willingness to
mediate, Mr. Storer says the language
does not contemplate mediation by the
president or executive branch alone.
It recites In substance that the United
States will exercise their good offices in
case any nation acts unjustly or oppres
sively against China. This, Mr. Storer
points out, suggests that the good offices
of the United States, but not of the
president—so that it would be proper,
and perhaps essential, that the congres
sional branch of the government should
act in cases where such good offices are
to be exercised. "From a casual in
spection of the treaty," Mr. Storer
added, "die clause would hardly seem
to warrant a proposition ot mediation
unless, as the treaty states, China is be
ing treated 'unjustly or oppressively,'
and 1 do not suppose this government
would prejudice the trouble between
China and Japan by saying the latter
was acting unjustly or oppressively."
Mr. Storer says that any action he
takes will be on conservative lines, as
he desires to make his inquiry for in
formation rather than criticism until
the facts are presented.
Important Case on Trial
in the Su-
prcme Court.
Washington, Nov. 15.—Argument
was begun in the Ijnited States supreme
court today in the ca^e of the Bate lie
frigerator company vs. Schwarzchiid «*:
Sulsberirer. The case is considered a
very important one, as its decision is
expected to decide the important point
of how far the life of a patent in" this
country is affected by the existence of
patent rights in foreign countries, lv
the present case tlie refrigerator com
pany is represented by Messrs. C. EL
Mitchell, ex-commissioner of patents,
and James C. Carter, and the defend
ants L>y Wheeler 11. Peckham, Edmund
Wetuiore and Leonard E. Curtis. The
court has extended the time for
argument to six hours, and the
presentation of the case, which
was not begun until late to
day, will consume the entire day tomor
row. Mr. Mitchell was the only lawyer
who spoke on the case today. The case
comes to the supreme court on a ques
tion certified from the United Stales
court of appeals for the Second circuit,
the question being whether "the in
vention for which the patent was issued
to Bate has been previously patented in
a foreign country, within the meaning
of section 48V7 of the Revised Statutes,
aud whether the patent expired, under
the terms of this section, before the ex
piration of the term of seventeen years
from its date."
The question thus raised has long
been a question of controversy, and
affects many patents, including Edi
son's incaudesceut lamp pateut.
Exiles Give Adhesion to the New
Washington, Nov. 15. —Dr. Guzman,
the Nicaracuan minister here, has re
ceived reports from Bluelieids which
are very gratifying to him and to our
own government, as indicating a most
satisfactory settlement of the troubles
which have for so mauy months afflicted
the Mosquito reservation. On Sept. 29
last the new constitution was pro
claimed, firmly averting Nicanunian
supremacy there, and Cabezas the first
constitutional governor, was formally
installed in office. All situs of opposi
tion had disappeared, and the American
residents, notably WiltbauivS, who had
been exiled and afterward pardoned,
voluntarily gave their adhesion to the
new government and assisted in its Ini
tiation. The British war ship Mohawk,
then in port, took no notice of the ob
servances on shore, but the United
States steamer Maiblehead fired a sa
lute of nineteen eons, and Capt. O'Neill
addiessed a most flattering letter to
G»v. Cabezas, congratulating him upon
the success which had atteuded his ef
forts to secure peace.
Their Saving* Increase—Paymas
ter General Smith's Annual Ke
Washington, Nov. 15.-Paymaster
General Smith, In his annual report to
the secretary of war, calls attention to
the fact that the soldiers' deposits have
increased $79,782 during the year, a
gratifying increase in view of the fact
ikftt the deposits had been fulling off in
preceding years, and of the further fact
that a soldier with a deposit account
rarely leaves the service without nn
honorable discharge. The expend
itures on account of pay of army show
an increase of $ '275,«53 over the preced
ing year, due. in part, to the fact that
the enlisted force was more nearly kept
at its maximum limit. The fact that
the expenditures on account of pay of
volunteers were 14113,003 less than last
year is taken as an indication that these
claims are being exiiausted. The pay
master general questions the beneficial
effect of the system of withholding
a portion of the soldier's pay un
til he is discharged. The travel "allow
ance of the soldier is ample to take him
home when discharged, and it is not
necessary to withhold pay for that pur
pose, Any system which makes the
soldier a dependent detracts from his
manhood and efficiency. Many a man
enlists being told that his pay will be
$13 per month, only to hud that.through
deductions on account of clothing and
withheld pay, two or three months must
elapse before he can receive any pay.
lie regards tills as a breach of contract,
and deserts. Therefore it is recom
mended that the system, which is cum
bersome, complicated and obsolete, be
abolished. It Is also recommended that
there be but one common pay chest for
the army, and that all disbursements be
made through the bonded ofr?cers of the
pay corps, insttad of being divided up
between non-bonded disbursing offi
cers, who last year distributed half of
the army appropriation.
Maxwell Gives Statistics Regard-
ing His Department.
Washington, Nov. 15 —The annual
report of K. A. Maxwell, fourth assist
ant postmaster general, has been sub
mitted to the postmaster general. There
are three divisions under his charge
appointments, bonds and commissions,
postorh'ce inspectors and mail depreda
tions. The report covers the period for
the fiscal year ended June 30, ISD4.
The total number of postoffices in oper
ation in the United States on that ((ate
was OU 805. Of these 06,377 were fourth
class offices and 3.428 presidential, the
net increase over the previous year be
lacM6& During the year 3.136 post
offices were established and 1,734 dis
continued. The total number of ap
pointments during the year wa5'23,160,
and the total number of cases acted on
27,500. of which 8,900 were in cases of
The employes in the postal service
handled 15,050,554 pieces of domestic
registered mail during; the year, with
the inconsiderable loss of one piece in
every 11,753.
Gen. Maxwell, in his report, empha
sizes the necessity that the public
should report every depredation upon
the mail, whether it relates to registered
or ordinary matter, and guarantees for
every complaint received the earnest
attention of the department. During
the year 36,877 complaints were re
ceived affecting the ordinary mail, 31.*181
or these referring to letters and 5,6%
to packages, a decrease ol 1,983 as c; :.-
pared with last year. The figures gi.Vr:
In the report touching upon burglaries,
burnings, wrecks, etc., show 558 burned
and 1,(521 burglaries, an increase in
depredations and casualties of this na
ture as compared with the year pre
vious. The report treats of collections
of money made through the postoflice
inspectors, and it is shown that siuih
collections during the year amouuteuto
$10.">,10'J.04,au increase over the previous
Gen. Maxwell, cautious the public
against sending valuable inclosures in
the foreign ordinary mail, for, while the
international mail facilities afforded
under government protection have the
entire confidence of the people, the
records made of such mail in transit are
meager, and greatly diminish the pos
sibility of tracing articles and locating
The number of arrests for offensps
against the postal laws was 2,008. The
number of postollice burglars arrested
was 351, aud L.334 of the arrests were
persons not connected with the postal
servicw. Gen. MaxweW urges the neces
sity of increased appropriations for the
payment of rewards, a-id promising the
best results looking to the conviction of
such criminals.
The report concludes with a brief his
tory of several of the most important
cases successfully prosecuted during
Ihe year by the inspectors, ainornr the
number being that of the trial and con
viction of Key. G. F. Howard, of Jack
sou, Term.; the Leroy Harris case; the
attempted robbery of the mail car on
the Kansas & Arkansas Valley railroad
at Semiiiole station; the apprehension
of the letter box thieves. Tilles, SUat
ton and Bolan; the Charles Ford casa
of Port Huran, Mich.; the conspiracy
case of Robert Lee, Texas.and the well
known organized gang of swindlers
that for a time operated so successfully
In the northern counties of South Caro
lina. In addition to tha recommenda
tions on the subjects of rewards, Gen.
Maxwell urges the necessity of more
stringent statutes bearing upon the
green goods and obscene matter.
Figures Show Little Change From
Those of '93.
Washington, Nov. 15.—A statement
prepared at the bureau of statistics
shows that the total value of the ex
ports of merchandise from the United
States during October was $53,558,372.0f
which $S 2,291,250 «as domestic and
$1,2(57,122 was foretgV. For Octooer,
1893, the exports amounted to $87,675,
--481. The imports during October
amounted to $59,681,674, or which $30,
--498.553 were free and $21), 183.121 dutia
ble. The imports in October, 1893,
were valued at 151,736,322, of which
129,080,844 were free and $22,054,478
dutiable. For ten months ending with
October, the exports were $060,K«G,G48.
as against $690,987,354 fof the corre
spondinug period of 1893. The imports
for the ten months of 1894 were $563,
--271,016, of which 1828,673,91 were
free and $234,697,282 were duti
able. The imports for the satuo
period of 1893 were $G77,060,694,0f which
$357,741,503 were free and $319,319,191
were dutiable. Gold -exports for Octo
ber amounted to $1,030,889, and imports
$1,675,371, as against exports of $511.0i8
and Imports or $1,583,931 for October,
1893. For teu months or 1894 the
gold exports were $91,602,714 and
imports $18,598,271, as again«t
exports of $76,789,532 and im
ports of $67,544,569 for the iirst ten
months of 1893. Silver exports for Oc
tober were $4,407,848, and imports 11,
--501.054, and for October, 1393, the ex
ports were $3,457,073, and imports $1,
--418,066. During the ten months of 1894
the silver exports were $39,770,554, the
imports $11,299,407, as against exports of
$30,877,3b7, and Imports of $16,424,343 for
the lirat teu months of IBi*3.
Cash iii tfio Treasury. v
Washington, Nov. 15.-~.Tho cash
balauce In the treasury at the close of
business today was ' 1103,010,178, a loss
for the day of $693,000. The gold re
servo today was 878,374, which shows
a net loss since yesterday ;of 178.458.
Since Oct. 31 the cash balance snows
a loss of $9,889,785, aad the cold reserve
a gaiu 0f5518,319. _*
He Would Add Fame to the
City Epigramized by Proc
tor Knott.
Minneapolis Papers Foresee a
Fight Between Conflict
ing Interests.
Getting 1 Ready to Apportion
the Perquisites of Con
The list of eligible statesmen who
may be iv the race for the United
States senate grows longer. The Globe
hears from day to day that the friends
of new men want to claim the honor for
their favorites of being mentioned. It is
certain that the Diiluth region of the
state makes claim to recagnition, not so
much from a sectional standpoint as
for tlie reason that there is material
there for an able and efficient senator.
The latest person mentioned as a good
man for the place is ex-Gov, Andrew 11.
Burke, of Duluth. it is i.ac that C. A.
Towne and iion. O. D. Kinney, of that
city, have been mentioned as having
friends; but it has not been claimed by
the Globe that they were active candi
dates. It was known that they have
been and are Washburn men. Mr. Kin
ney was the Wasliburu candidate for
the congressional nomination against
Air. Towue, and the latter was tied up
by his campaign after the nomination.
Mr. Towne did say to a Globe re
porter that a number of his iriends
had spoken to him about being
a candidate, and that gentleman was
quoted as saying that he was not a can
didate. Mr. Towue passed the night
•with F. C. Stevens, a relative of his, in
thi9 city, who, by the way, is a Wash
burn manager, and after that came out
in an announcement that he was not a
candidate. The fact is. Mr. Towne, as
well as Mr. Kinney, has resided iv
this state but a short time. Mr. Towne
has been here about three years, and
part of that time he has passed iv
Michigan. lie is young and a new
comer, and can afford to rest for the
present on his laurels.
A. H. Burke for Senator.
Gov. Burke is an old Minnesota man.
He lived awhile in North Dakota, and
while there served one term as gov
ernor. He was defeated for re-election
by an independent movement in a Dem
ocratic landslide. He could have been
elected to the United States senate from
that statej in place of Mr. Roach, had he
remained to make the fight; however,
he lett the state immediately after the
end of his term as governor; came back
to his own state, and for several years
has been an active business man
in Duluth. He is well acquainted
with the affairs of this state,
having been in business in
Minneapolis and other parts of Minne
sota for many years prior to his tem
porary residence la North Dakota. He
is a man of fine attainments, and made
an excellent governor of North Dakota.
There is no doubt that Duiuth needs
recognition. That city has never had a
representative in the state government
nor a senatorship. The city is famous,
more so than the state itself. The in
terests and pride of the city gave it an
excuse tor making a tight for the sen
atorship this time, and Gov. Burke
would like to lead the patriotic people
of that city and section of the state in a
contest for the shoes of Senator Wash
The press of the three great cities and
of the state at large concede that there
is a contest already on the boards. The
Penny Press.an avowed advocate of Mr.
Washburn, in its news and editorial
columns speaks* of there being opposi -
tion to Mr. Washburn, even in his own
city. It mentions many of the candi
dates named in the Globe, and also
adds to the list the names of
Charles .1. Pillsbury
and State Senator Morgan, of Minneap
olis. In an editorial on tiie status ot the
llennepin county delegation the Penny
Press says:
"Where there is so much smoke there
is at least a 'little tire.' The only way
to meet this proposition is to take ft
at the start, and discuss and air it be
fore any combinations can be made
adversely to Gen. Washburn. It is be
cause of our sincere desire to see Gen.
Washburn returned to the senate that
we have from the^ beginning espoused
his cause and fought his battles.
"When it was announced last summer
that Gen. Washburn had no support in
the state convention, and his political
enemies were making proclamation that
the general would never be returned to
the senate, it was the timely publica
tion of these declarations which com
pletely overthrew the schemes that
were then being concocted to defeat
Geu. Washburn.
"Let Gen. Washburn and his immedi
ate friends keep both eyes and ears
open, aud allow no turn to be made
without a full comprehension of what it
means; as the politicians of Minnesota
have proven once in the past, when
Senator Windom was turned down,
that they are capable of noi only violat
ing their word of honor, but of laying
aside the ablest man the stale ever
In Its news columns, the Penny
Press says '-Gov. Yale will divide the
Republican strength of the southeastern
part of the state with A. J. Greer, un
less some understanding is reached at
au early stage."- It also says that
There Will Bo a Fight
between other railroad corporations and
the Canadian Pacific road (the road In
which Senator Wa3hburn Is interested).
Further quotations from the same paper
:are as fellows:
jj "Already men of renown In contests
of. the kind are on the trail,and making
their arrangements to spend the winter
in St. Paul."
L,"There are many indications that the
; fl«ht is to be much after the character
or the Wiudora contest of 18S3, espe
cially in the preliminary tactics of hay-
Mix a fiela of candidates."
.-, TheMazeppH TrlbuDd of this week,
in commenting on the senatorial situa
tion, has this significant Hem:
"The fact that there are scarcely
enough Democrats and Populists in the
t eKislature to hold a caucus insures, be
i yond all question, a red-hot fight this
winter over the ssoatorshlp, and It is
now absolutely certain that Senator
Washburn will not have a walk-away
for re-election, it is stated upon ex
cellent authority that at least 75 per
ceut of the members elected to the
house from Hennepin county, even
though instructed for Washburn. will
not support him, if there is the least
opportunity to break away, and that is
the feeling all over the state."
In Hotel Lobbies.
Capt. Van Sant, of Winona, returned
to the city yesterday nnd is quartered at
the Windsor, ile speaks or his canvass
for the speakership as progressing sat
Senator A. VV. Stockton, of Faribault,
is quartered at the Windsor for a few
days. He is looking over the field to
see what is inovinir. He smiled when
asked for news on the senatorial situa
tion, and remarked something about his
friend Donald Grant being mentioned
as an available man, and that he has a
number of friends. Speaking seriously,
he said that he had not vet sized up the
situation for either speaker or senator.
J. J. Furiong is at the Windsor. He
is contented with his three majority,
considering the landslide. He says tne
world's fair commission will have its
accounts in Rood shape for the legisla
ture to pass upon.
Senator-elect George D. McArthur, of
Blue Earth City, is at the Windsor. He
is a pleasant gentleman, and, although a
Republican, has democratic regard lor
the views of others.
Hon. Daniel Shell, of Worthington,
the handsome and portly representative
of Nobles county in the last legislature,
is at the Windsor. He was returned
this year. Asked if he would be a can
didate for speaker, he modestly declined
to declare himself uutil he should look
over the field.
Mr. Convers, secretary of Senator
Washburn, was around the hotel lobbies
in this city yesterday, and seemed to be
busy with his thoughts.
Hubert O. Dunn, the popular country
editor and state auditor-elect, arrived
in the city last evening, and is quartered
at the Merchants'. He said that he had
received 170 applicatiens for the four or
five positions at his disposal. He de
clined to give out any names of deputies
further than that S.*G. Iverson Will be
deputy auditor. Mr. Dunn will secure
a house in the city and make this his
home for the coming four years. He
wili move prior to the beginning of his
term in January. Mr. Dunn says that
the speakership should, by all "means,
go to the southern part of the state.
C. P. Keeves, of Glenwood,is in the
city. He is a member ot the house. His'
name has beeu mentioned for speaker,
lie is a lawyer, and has ability,although
not having served in a legislative body.
He managed the campaign for Congress
man-elect Eddy.
John M. Thurston May Succeed
John M. Thurston, cf Omaha, who is
at the .Ryan, considers that Gov. Mc-
Kinley, of Ohio, will be the next Re
publican candidate for the presidency.
He believes that the tariff question will
be the issue, and deems that protection
for hume industries is what is neces
sary for prosperity. He thinks, too,
that there will be favorable silver legis
lation by congress that will make a
silver dollar the peer of any. He did
not go so far as to prognosticate the
re-enactment, in schedule or detail, of
the McKiniey measure, yet thought
that a general meagre making a pro
tective tariff the uational policy would
become a law.
Mr. Thumon is likely to succeed
Gen. Manderbon in the United States
senate from Nebraska.
St. Martin Woman Dies After
Eight Days of Suffering.
Special to the Globe.
St. Cloud, Minn., Nov. 15.—News
was received from St. Martin, a small
town of this county, that Mrs. Peter
Terra, wife of a young farmer, died
from the effects of burns received on
Nov. 0. She was engaged in oiling a
burning lamp, when a small child ran
against her, upsetting the lamp. An
explosion followed, and set her clothes,
which were saturated with kerosene,
afire. After eight days of untold sut
feriug she died. The five-year-old
child, which was also badly burned,
may recover.
St. James Juleetiics.
Special to the Glote.
St. James, Minn., Nov. 15. —The con
tract for putting in an electric light
plant in this city was let today by the
ci;y council to the Fort Wayne Electric
Light company, of Fort Wayne, Ind.,
at a cost of 15,842. An "Ideal" engine
was purchased, costing 91,845. The
plant is to be completed by December
15. The city water works are vow
nearly completed, and cover about
tsvelve miles of the city.
Dairymen to Meet,
Special to the Glote.
Owatonna. Minn., 15.—The state
annual meeting of the Minnesota Dairy
association meets here Dec. 12, 13
and 14, ami business men of this city
held a meeting today to arrange for en
tertaining the city's guests royally.
Committees were selected after ad
dresses were made by President Jonn
L. Gibbs aud Secretary T. L. Haecker
explaining details of plans and pro
gramme. • A banquet will be given the
The S. W. AHcrtonSuit.
Special to the Globe.
Sioux Falls, S. D., Nov. 15.-The
attorneys for the deieuse in the Wig suit
of S. W. Allerton against the Home
stake mining company today insisted
on having the dpositlons which are to
be used in the trial next May taken at
Deadwood, and the attorneys and wit
nesses left for there today.
Married a Buckeye Girl.
Special to the Globe
Springkikld. 0.. Not. iS.~A special
from Oberlin, 0., aays: At the resi
dence of Dr. Henry Wilson, Miss Nellie
Mabel Gray, of Klyria, and Dr. John
Wesley Harris, of Morris, Minn., were
married tonight. A special train from
Elyria came bearing about lift* guests.
In all there were nearly two hundred
people present.
Big Mankato Sale.
Maxkato, Minn., Xov. 15.—Morse &
Peterson, proprietors of the Mankato
mineral springs, today consummated a
sale of the springs to Buffalo parties,
who will build a line sanitarium and ex
pend f 100,000 thereou. Work is to com
mence at once.
Sued by a Senator.
Special to the Globe.
Albert Lea, Minn., Nov. 15.—Sen
ator-elect Knatvold has begun suit
against the Freeborn County Standard,
of this city, a Populist or«an, alleging
libel. The paper j this week charged
that Mr. Kuatvold secured his election
by the corrupt use of money.
PKICE TWO CENTS—{ £?2&5g }—NO. 320.
Gold Hill, Col., Swept Away
by Terrible Forest
Citizens Take Refuse in the
Mines and on Moun
Large Area Burned Over-
Property Loss Amounts
to Millions.
Boulder, Col., Nov. 15.—Fire In a
saw mill west of the mining camp of
Ward, starting last night, spread to the
timber and has been doing great dam
age, and this morning caused intense
excitement here by reason of sensa
tional reports to the effect that the min
ing camps of Ward and Gold Hill had
been burned to the ground. Ward,
however, did not suffer, but Gold Hill
was at a late hour this afternoon burn
ing, and other camps are threatened.
Gold Hill, having a population of 500, is
situated fourteen miles west of Boulder,
and Ward, with a population of 1,000, Is
five miles further on.
The fire started just west of Ward, in
the heavily timbered districts, and
swept to the east. The inhabitants
were alarmed early in the evening-,
dense clouds of smoke settling down on
the camp. The fire spread through the
dry pine timber with terrible rapidity,
and settlers along its path were forced
to leave their homes to burn and to tret
into the camps. The tire burning on
the outskirts of \Vard advanced toward
Gold H* 11, and swept over an area of
about eight miles. The tire is spread
ing towards Copper Kock, aud it is be
lieved many small camps will be
The residents of Gold Hill, who have
not come to Boulder, have assembled
on the top of Ilorsefelt mountain, mid
are watching the progress of th« burn
ing tire. The wind is blowing furiously,
and drives the tire before it in large
sheets of flames. The property loss
cannot at present be told, but it will
amount to "over $2,000,000. There will
necessarily be great destitution.
The fire Is spread'!!* along Lefthand
and in the direction of Sunshine. Sun
shine Is two miies from Gold Hill.
Among the important mines at Gold
Iliil for which tears are expressed are
the Alimackee and Cash Beerkin. A
courier reports the destruction of about
one half of the property of Camp Tal
cott and the Prussian mine and milL
The timber around Goid lake has beeu
swept bare by the flames. The ranch
house of Mr. Ely at Lelthaud has been
completely destroyed, and Mr. Ely was
badly burned about the face aud hands.
Mr. Seaman, whose ranch was burned,
also suffered injuries. Fred Eider's
property, near Sunset was burned, and
Ehler was found unconscious in an
outbuilding, where he had gone to en
deavor feu save something. He is seri
ously burned.
Flames In Tennessee Continue to
Do Dai;iage.
Memphis, Term., Nov. 15.—Details
from the forest tires come in slowly,and
in many cases indicate only nominal
damage. In tome cases outhouses, top
crops of cotton and stave piles have
suffered, but generally the fighters have
been successful in warding ort" the
flames. Near Iloxie crowds of men and
boys are fighting the fires by night and
have been successful so far in confining
the damages to fences, etc. The situa
tion i>i Arkansas is unchanged, and no
serious losses uy lire are reported.
From Oakland, Term., conies the story
of the death of three children. Jeii
Hanoi and wile, colored, were busy in
the field when tiieir house caught, and
before they could reach their little ones,
aged eigiit, live and four respectively,
they perished. Over 3uo men are-
Fighting the Firo
approaching at West Goldhill, which
seems to sweep everything before it in
its trend of the mountains and through
the valley ranches. Women and chil
dren are continually arriving in this
city for protection, and the scene is one
of excitement and destruction. Team
sters from Ward, Goldhill and Sunshine
are .bringing the panic stricken people
from the burning districts, which
include Talcott, Sunset, Copper
Rock, Lefthand and Goldhill. Lew
Jane, the proprietor of Ward-Boulder
stage line, arrived in Boulder at 1:30
o'clock today. He brought the mall on
horseback, because it was imuossible to
run his coaches through tho burning
district which is known as "Ridge
road." between Goldhill and Ward, lie
reported that at 11 o'clock a. m. the fire
was raging furiously and the wind
blowing a sale, and it was then within
a mile of the city of Goldhill.
Sunset Will Bo Wiped Out
before morning if the wind continues in
that direction. Copper Koek is in im
iniuent danger of being cleaned out, and
Nahua will be served the same tale.
Ward is reported safe, as the tire v play
ing east and north of the great camp,
and unless the wind chauges over to
the east no danger is looked for.
Gold Lake, a lishing place aud summer
resort, situated about three miles west
of Goldhiil. is entirely burned out, aud
nothiue is left of the pretty cottages.
The air in this cily is heavy-laden with
smoke. The fire is spreading north
and south, and ihe damage will be graat
to property and timber. One life is re
ported lost.
Fatal Fall for Two.
CHICAGO, Nov. 15.—An elevator cable
in the wholesale grocery store of Reid,
Murdoch A Co. broke and let the eleva
tor fall from the third floor to the base
nient. a distance of sixty feet. John
Hetiregoi and Alexander Blomstrom,
who were ou the elevator, were fatally
A Lamp Caused tho Dkize.
Wu.kksbakre, Iva., Nov. 15.—The
large breaker over 2so. 3 miue of the
Delaware «fc Hudson company at Plym
outh wns entirely destroyed by (ire this
evening. The upsetting" of n coal oil
lauiD caused, the conilaiiratiaa. TJia
Send by flail to the Globe Art De»
partment or Call at the Counting Room.
breaker has an output of 600 cars a day.
six hundred men are thrown out of
work. The loss is 5160.000. It will take
eighteen months to rebuild the breaker
Crew of Three Drowned.
Grand Haven, Midi., Nov. 15.—The
small schooner Antelope, of Chicago,
capsized »ff here today, and the three
men com posing her crew were drowneril
bhe left 'Jhicago yesterday for White
Lake, Mi h.. without a cargo.
Within en minutes of the sinking of
the Antel pe. the schooner Alert went
ashore, ar. \ will probably go to pieces.
Her crew was rescued", after a bard
li^ht. by the lift»savin< crew. The
wreckage of the Antelope is washing
ashore, but none of the bodies haw
beeu recovered.
Mrs. Peyton Leaves Her Millions
to Her Daughter.
New Yokk, Nov. 15.-The will of
Josephine L. Peyton, who leaves 13,
--100,000 and disregards her husband, was
tiled with the probate court today. Her
husband. William K. Peyton, was pro
vided for iv a codicil. Mrs. Peyton died
on Nov. 7. Her will was executed on
reb. 2, 18*$, and the codicils March 21,
I«X>. Aug. 21, 1593, and Sept. 19. I«y4.
She leaves $10,500 to different institu
tions in small amounts. The clause
cutting off her husband reads: "Inas
much as my husband, William K. Pey
ton, has not acted in a manner befitting
a husband, i hereby revoke aud declare
nuli and void all the provisions made
in my will aud the codicils thereto in
favor of him and his appointment as
executor and trustee of my estate and
guardian of my daughter, Mabel k
Tarsney Says He Will Xot Resign
Till the Governor Does.
Dexver, Col., Nov. 15.-Adjt. Gen.
Tarsney has refused to conmly with a
request from Gov.Waite for his resigna
tion, saying he will resign when the
governor, whose retirement has been
demanded by a majority of 20.000. doea
the same. It is understood that the
governor will now remove the adjutant
general. He opposed the reuomination
or Waite, and the governor will place a
tnend in the adjutant general's office
for the remainder of his term.
He Issues a Manifesto Guarantee
injj the Finances and
Rio de Janeiro, Nov. '.f..—Gen. Pru
dente Monies, upon assuming the pres
idency today, issued a manifesto, in
which he says tsiat he recognizes the
difficulties of his position, but that he
counts upon the support of all friends
of the reuublic to assist Uim in overcom
ing them. He guarantees that respect
shall be observed for the liberties of
the people. He also promises to exer
cise strict control of the nuances of the
country. He declares that economies
will be effected iv the various depart
ments in order to bring about the
equilibrium of the budget." The mani
festo concludes with the statement that
peace prevails both at home and abroad.
Carries an Olive Branch.
Loxnox. Nov. 16.—A dispatch to the
Times from Buenus Ayres says that
advices have been received there to the
effect that lien. Neymyer Will leave Rio
Janeiro in the near future for Rio
Grande do Sul. The object »f iiis mis.
sion is to endeavor to pacify the iv«
sui\rents in that slate.
Fears That His Children May Kia
nap the Youthful Isride.
Lexington-. Ky.. Nov. 15.—Gen. Cas«
sius M. Clay is keeping his place under
armed guard for fear his children wiii
steal his young bride away. He has in
structed the guard not to allow any one
to approach his house. Ouly one of his
children came to see him on his wed
ding day, and that was his youngest
child, Lonnie, who is reported to be the
son of a Kussian mistress, and seems to
have the iove ami respect or his eccen
tric father. After remaining with his
father until late in the afternoon, Lom
nte rode across to Winchester and took
the train tor Stanton, where he is hi
Fire at Jefferson.
JKFTKBSOX, Wis., Nov. 15.— A brick
store and eight frame dwellings owned
by J. F. \V. Meyei were destroyed this
morning by tire. The total loss i*sso,i)<.K);
insurance, 53.400. The lire was started
by incendiaries.
Another Loic Tragedy.
Stockton*. Cal., Nov. 15.—Frank
Quinn, a well-Known young man of
this city, was shot and killed in a lodg
ing house by a young woman named
Edith Elder. She subsequently shot
herself in the right side, but she will
recover. The woman confessed that
She intended to shoot Quinn because he
had wronged her under promise of
Morganfled an Opium Flentl.
Cincinnati, 0., Nov. i:».—The physi.
Clans on Tuesday reduced the allowance
of morphine for Charles Morgan tield,
the train robber who is at the hospital
with a broken lee. lie has been using
opium Cot years ami became savage as
soon as his allowance was cut off. On
lhi say he attacked a nurse, guard and
physicians, and has been held iv his
bed with difficulty.

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