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Hir-hf eld's Divorce Suii Begun.
West Virginia Mins Homr,
Great Western Spring > Sensation.
Friends of Hirshfield Insist
That He Was of Unsound
They Say the Girl Nagged Him
and Threatened to
Kill Him.
And Says the Happy Union
Was Sundered Through
a Conspiracy.
Fargo, N. D.. Nov. 20.—Beyond the
Opening statements of attorneys for the
plaintiff, outlining the evidence they
propose to introduce, the Hirshfield
divorce case lacked sensational features
today. Mrs. Hirshfield appeared in
court for the first lime. She had recov
ered from tht fatigue of travel and the
c;ues of attending to a sick child, and a
wave of admiration ran over the court
room as she entered and took her seat
by the side of her attorney. Col. Nolan,
of Helena. The spectators were disap
pointed at the non-appearance of
Bourke Cockran. of New York, who
could not be secured by plaintiff owing
to other engagements; and also of
Mayor Ball tor the defense, whose
scathing arraignment of "the gray
haired Lothario who ruins young
women and then Jcasts them upon the
mercy of the world/ as he styled Ilirsh
field, seenied to delight the crowd, the
sentiment of which is all In favor of the
beautiful defendant. Ball is recovering
from his illness and will take a hand in
the case tomorrow. In outlining the
evidence they will adduce, counsel for
the plaii-tiff said they would prove that
the detendeut
Wait an Adventuress,
that she pursued Hirshtield with her
wiles when the latter was weak men
tal iv because of overwork in business
affairs, and the latter finally succumbed
and illicit relations were entered into.
She clamored for marriage Hirshfieid
refused at first, but on several occasions
his life was threatened by agents of
Miss Hogan, who urged him to marry
her or pay the penalty. The young
lady herself threatened to kill him
If he did not marry her. His mind was
too weak to repel these threats, and he
was forced to yield. In their answer
defendants deny each and every allega
tion of plaintiff, admitting only the fact
of marnasre. They will endeavor to
prove her good character before mar
riage, and that a happy union was suiw
dered through the conspiracy of Mr. and
Mrs. L. EL Hirshfield, brother and sis
ter-in-law of the plaintiff, for family
reasons. They will produce letters and
telegrams from Hirshfield to Miss Ho
gan to prove the falsity of plaintiff's
allegation that he was pursued by the
young lady against his will. After the
opening statements of counsel the bal
ance of the afternoon was devoted to
the reading of depositions introduced to
prove the mental aberration of plaintiff
from the time when he first met dpfeud
ant until a short time after his mar
riage. The depositions were those of
employes of the Merchants' National
Bank of Helena, of which Hirshtield
was cashier.
The Polk County Agitation Is
Epecial to the Gloto.
Crookstox, Nov. 20. — Big Polk
county will come prominently before
the lawmakers of the state again this
winter, and the same cry of county
division will be heard. At the recent
election there were four propositions to
Vote on, all tending to divide Polk into
at ieast four counties. They were each
and every one defeated by majorities
ranging from 900 to 1.400 votes. At that
time Fotston, Mclntosh, Red Lake Falls
and Ea>t Grand Forks were looking for
county seat honors. During the
few months preceding election the
Pioneer Press sent W. F. Street
to.his section for the purpose of writ
ing up the situation. He did so in two
letters. Since that time he has located
at Fosston, and the latest division
■cueme and bour.daries are said to have
been prepared by him. No sooner had
the smoke of the battle of Nov. 6 died
away than the promoters of the several
new counties commenced to lay
their wires for another vote in
two years from now on the
same question. '1 he only difference in
the plans now being matured is that ihe
present Poik county is to be divided
Into live counties instead of four. East
Grand Forks. P.ed Lake Falls. Thief
River Fails, Melutosn and Fosston are
named a,s the proposed county seats.
The last two will settle the matter be
tween themselves as to which shall be
designated as capital of the county. The
matter of adding to the eastern part of
the county some of the government land
is also being agitated. Of course the
matter will be aired in the legislative
balls tins winter, and a strenuous effort
wili be made to quash the scheme, with
what effect remains to be seen. Ref
erence to the map is all that is
Heeded to show that the county as
cut up by this latest addition to the
division ranks would make five of the
poorest and most insignificant counties
in the staie. r.i.d every legitimate effort
will be made to settle the matter ad
versely to any division of the county at
all when it coßMft up for consideration
at St. Paul this winter. If the vote of
the late election is any criterion, it is
Bale to say that nearly every town in
the cunty mu«t l«e promised a county
Be;it before they will support any di
vision scheme whatever. This latest
division conies nearer doing that than
any yet spoken of.
Wed a St. Paul Girl.
Fj. cial to the Globe.
Jokdax, .Minn., Nov. 20. — C. H.
Casey, one of the prominent business
men—hardware dealer—ot this city and
Miss Lizzie Kiley, of St. Paul, were
united in marriage at St. Vincent's
church in the latter city.today. A wed
diiie festival was given at the residence
of Mr. McCail, 403 Edmund street, and
was attended by a large circle of rela
tives and invited guests. They took
llu* 4 p. in. train for St. Cloud, and will
return to Jordan by the end of the week
to take up a perraauent residence.
Swearingen In Danger of a Strong
Hempen Tie.
Buchanan, Mich., Nov. 20.—A dis
patch received by a deputy sheriff here
from North Dakota states that Geor«e
Sweanngeo, who Is under arrest for
committing a deadly assault on his
father-in-law, August Vetter, is also
wanted in North Dakota for a murder
committed there six years ago. lie will
probably be surrendered to the Dakota
authorities, and stands a chance of suf
fering the denth penalty.
FjLBUO, N. 1)., Nov. ad.—Daniel Mor
gan was killed with a hammer two miles
north of ihis city two months ago. The
investigation disclosed the crime was
probably committed by (Jeorge Swear
ingen, but the authorities have not been
able to arrest him, though on his trail
quite a number of times. Now comes
the news of bis airest at South Bend,
Ind., charged with killing August Vit
ter, at St. Joseph, Mich., by striking
him with a wagon wrench. He first
tried to poison him with rough on Kits.
Swearingen obtained $40 from Morgan's
body when he killed him here, and the
two men had been working for Johu
Orton, of Nebo, Steele county, North
Dakota, before the crime was commit
ted. Sweariocen will probably be sur
rended to the Dakota authorities and
stand a chance of suffering the death
Discovered in Time.
Special to the Globe.
Rochester, Minn., Nov. 20.—Maria
Ricks, the window smasher, paid Koch
ester another visit today. She arrived
from St. Peter and immediately pro
ceeded to the istate insane hospital,
where she intended to test the strength
of the glass with a brickbat. She was,
however, discovered by attendants be
fore she had done any damage aud
turned over to City Marshal Kalb, who
secured her a ticket and sent her to
Physician Kills Himself.
Special to the Globe.
Winnipeg, Man., Nov. 20.—Dr. Lucas,
graduate of Edinburgh university, who
has been practicing medicine the past
four years at different points in Mani
toba, suicided at Selkirk today. He
took poison, also strangled himself.
Lucas was an Englishman, aged thirty
eight. He leaves & wife and family in
Liverpool. Eun. Despondency over
non-success in his profession caused
the rash act.
Not Miss Fortescue's Hubby.
Special to the Globe.
Winnipeg, Man., Nov. 20.—The story
sent out to United States papers that
the man Smith who suicided here Sun
day was the husband of Miss Fortescue,
the actress, is without foundation. The
Smith who claims to have married an
actress named Fortescue is still alive
and Jives on a farm west of this city.
The suicide was, howevei, well con
nected in England.
Seriously Burned.
Elk River, Minn., Nov. 20.—The
farm house of Hans Mattson burned
very early this morning, and Mattson
and his wife were very seriously in
jured, being bauly burned about the
face and body. An eleven-months-old
child and several older ones were also
badly burned. Tney all escaped from
the house with nothing on but then
night clothes, and suffered so from the
cold that it is feared that the woman
aud youngest child will die.
Healthy North State Banks.
Jamestown, N. D., Nov. 20.—From
advance sheets of a report by State
Bank Examiner Peabody of the condi
tion of state banks at the close of busi
ness Sept. '29, it is learned that deposits
are larger than on previous reports, and
that the condition of the institutions is
sound generally. There are seventy
state banks, with a total amount of re
sources of (4,022,253.25. Loans and dis
counts amount to §2,2'J3,007.00.
Had Only One Majority.
Special to the Globe.
St. Cloud, Minn., Nov. 20.—David K.
Harding, Republican candidate for reg
ister of deeds of Morrison county at the
recent election, with his attorneys, ap
peared before Judge Searle today, mak
ing preliminary arrangements for a
contest of the election of Henry Gaulet.
his Democratic opponent. Gaulet, ac
cording to the official count, has only
one majority.
Big Iron Deal.
Dult:th, Minn., Nov. 20. — Louis
Rouchleau today completed a big iron
deal on behalf of the Rouchleau-Kay
Iron Land company, having sold gov
ernment lot 3 and the southeast quarter
of northwest quarter of suction 5, town
ship 57. range 17, for f'200,000 cash, to
the Fayal Iron company, which is con
trolled by the Minnesota Iron company.
'1 he standing pine on the property la
excepted from the sale.
Merriam Elected President.
West Superior. Wis., Nov. 20.—At
the annual meeting of the Superior
Water, Light and Power company ex-
Gov. VV. R. Merriam. of Minnesota, was
elected president to fill the vacancy
occasioned by the death of A. H.
Wilder. Messrs. W. R. Merriam, T. B.
Scott, V. 11. Watkins and M. Auerbacn
are in the city to attend tho meeting.
Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary.
Special to the Globe.
RoCHBSTKB. Minn., Nov. 20.—Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. Crane, ot this city, celebrated
the tifii«th anniversary of their ruar
riage at the parlors of the Universalist
church. They have been residents of
Rochester since 1870. Among the pres
ents was a purse of |125 in gold.
Sued a City Marshal.
Portage, Wis.,Nov. 20.—Paul Hasse,
a young tailor here, has brought suit
against City Marshal Hildebraud and E.
G. Fosgate for $15,000 damages for al
leged malicious prosecution. Ho was
arrested in Chicago and forced to return
Here without requisition papers.
Lake i'epin Frozen.
IiAKE City, Minn., Nov. 20.—Last
night Lake Pepin was frozen over at
this place, stopping aH steamboat traffic
through the lake. In 1892 the iaite froze
over on the night of Nov. 21, and in
1893 on Nov. 23.
Died of liloori Poisoning.
Minnkwaukan, N. D., Nov. 23.—
C. O. Berg, whose jaw was broken in a
runaway accident, died today from
blood poisoning.
Swindler Holmes Is Wanted
in Chicago, Texas and
Other Places.
Includes Land Swindles, Life
Insurance Frauds and
Police Believe, However, That
She Is But a Dupe of
Philadelphia, Nov. 20.—Arch-Con
spirator H. 11. Holmes, accompanied by
Mrs. Pitzel and -a pretty woman who
calls herself Mrs. Holmes, arrived in
this city today in custody of Detective
Crawford and Special Agent Perry, of
the Fidelity Mutual Life association.
Mrs. Pitzel's sixteen-year-old daughter
Meda, and her one-year-old boy were
also with the party. Mrs. Holmes dis
appeared soon after her arrival, and no
clue to her whereabouts could be ob
tained. Il is thought that she is shopping
at a hotel in the neighborhood of police
headquarters. The train.gwhich left
Boston at 7:30 last night, was behind
time, having been delayed by a wreck
near Bristol. Mrs. Pitzel's nervous
condition was such that she was unable
to walk from Broad street station to the
Central station across the street, aud
had to be supported by Detective Craw
ford and a policeman. After their ar
rival the party was closeted with Super
intendent of Police Linden until late in
the afternoon. When the conference
was over Detective Crawford detailed
the story of the trip, the mi>st important
feature of which was the relation made
to him by Holmes of the story of his
whole life. It reads like the most sen
sational of romances. Holmes sat be
side the detective with handcuffs on.
The train had scarcely emerged from
the Boston depot before the prisoner
tried to
Bribe His Captor.
He offered the detective ?500 if he
would allow him to hypnotize him so
that ■he could escape. He said he had
requently hypnotized persons, having
acquired the art from a college profes
sor in the West. He .said hs could eet
the money from his wife and Airs. Pit
zel. When he saw that his words had
no effect, Holmes entered into a general
conversation and told the story of his
life. He said lie was raised in Bur
lington. Vt., and was so well educated
in school there that at fifteen he whs a
teacher. For some time after he went
to college there, and later in Detroit,
Mich. Here he formed the acquaint
ance of a medical student, who, he said,
furnished the body In New York in the
present case. He refused to divulge his
name. During vacations they worked
on farms to raise their college expenses,
but one summer they found themselves
without means, and it was then that the
medical man suggested v ie idea, of get
ting a oody and beating an insurance
company. This was twelve years ago.
Tlie doctor irot his life insured for $12,
--500. They obtained the body in Chicago,
took it East, arranged the details of
identification and successfully got the
money, with which they continued their
studies. He refused to name the com
pany thus swindled.
They Worked T!»I*» Scheme
afterward with success, Holmes said,
obtaining sums ranging from $1,000 to
$20,01>0. Once Holmes got his own life
insured tor $'20,000. He went to a hotel
in Rhode Jshind. At that time he wore
a beard. He secured a corpse in Chi
cago, cut off the head and took the body
to a lonely spot not fur from the hotel.
Then he shaved off his beard, returned
to the hotel, asked for Holmes and en
gaged a room to wait for him. He had
brought the head with him aid burned
it beyond recognition in the fireplace of
the hotel. This scheme, however, fell
through, the mother of his wife when
she discovered it threatening to inform
the police.and Holmes fled to the West.
Resuming his story, Hoiinea said that
while living in Chicago about fifteen
months ago he tell in with a typewriter
girl and furnished a house on tiie out
skirts, where they lived together. A
younger sister came to visit them, and
the woman grew so jealous of her that
in a qurrel one day she struck her over
the head with a stool and killed her. To
save the woman with whom he was liv
ing, Holmes said he
Put the Body in a Trunk,
loaded it with stones mid sunk it in the
lake. This girl had property in Texas,
and he and Pitzel took it off her hands
and sent her abroad. It was worth, he
said, $40,000, and,after getting it in their
hands, they went through Tex a-?, buy
ins carloads of horses on notes on this
property, but as they never had iegal
title to the properly the notes were
worthless, and it Is for this affair they
are wanted in Fort Worth. To save
this property, Holmes said he and Pitzel
formed the scheme of swindling the
Fidelity company. He told the detect
ives that for the crimes he committed
he deserved to be handed a dozen times.
Holmes is not lacking for money, as
he himself admitted that at the present
time he is supporting nearly two dozen
persons, including tuts girl murderess,
her mother and an imbecile brother;
two orphans in Chicago who live in one
of his properties, three separate alleged
wives and their children and his own
mother and father in Kankakee. He
would not give tho Dames of the women.
He firmly maintained that Pitzel is
alive in Salvador, and that he will hear
from him through the personal column
of * certain New York newspaper.
A telegram was today received by
President Fonse, of the Fidelity com
pany, to the effect that Howe, the St.
Louis lawyer, was en route to this city
with McDonald in tho capacity of his
Neither the detectives nor Mr. Perry
would make public anything concern-
Ing the Interview with Superintendent
Linden, but Mr. Ferry said that as a re
sult it had been decided to arrest a num
ber of other persons whose names would
not yei be given out.
Mr. Perry related in detail the story
of Holmes' arrest in Boston and ihe
manner in which Mrs. Pitzel was de
coyed from Burlington. He said that
in the secret conference today Qotbiug
had been said that would in the slight,
est degree refute his original th*ory that
Pitzel had been murdered.
When In the West lie saw the parents
of Mrs. ritzd, and they told him that
their dauirliter had complained of the
exorbitant fee charged by a St. Louis
lawyer—s^ooo. lv corroborate of Uis
murder theory Mr. I'erry said thnt he
had from Mrs. Pitzel an exact descrip
tion of her husband, agreeing in every
respect with that of the corpse found in
the Callowhill street house. Mrs. Pit
zel, he continued, was perfectly
Innocent of Any Complicity
in the whole affair. She had been
forced, through ignorance and pressure
of various kinds, to sign certain papers,
but she told Perry last night that she
had received only ?f>DO in cash. She said
Holmes had taken $5,000 of the money
and put it in a land speculation in Fort
Worth, in which Pitzel was also Inter
ested. Holmes also told Mr. Perry that
this was true. In Texas. Perry said,
Holmes operated under the name of 11
U. Pratt, lie added that B. F. Perry,
B. F. Pitzel and B. T. I.y in an aru one
and the same man. Mr. Perry further
said that Holmes is said to have one
wife in New Hampshire, irom whom he
claims to have been divorced, and
whom Mr. Perry himself saw, and by
whom there is a six-year-old child; and
the wife who is at present in this city.
In conclusion, Mr. Perry said: "I
believe that in this matter Mrs. Pitzel
has been duped and robbed. She acted
under instructions, aud she has thus tar
and will hereafter tell the truth. 1 be
lieve that her husband was murdered.
About the children 1 have nothing to
When pressed to give his opinion on
the theory that they, too, had been made
away with, he said. In a tone which left
no doubt of his opinion on the subject:
"1 hope not."
Disappearance oi" the Williams
Girls Charged to Holmes.
Four YVoutii. Tex., Nov. 20.—There
is every reason to believe that EL 11.
Holmes, who went by the name of O. C.
Pratt in Fort Worth, is guilty of
murdering Minnie R. Williams and her
sister, Anna Williams, the crime hav
ing probably been committed in Chi
cago, and in this crime a man who
claimed, when Here, to be a citizen of
Chicago, and calling himself Benton
T. Lyinan, is an accomplice,
borne lime in February he came here
from Chicago and placed on record a
deed from one Bond to Lyman for 100
feet front on Kusk and Second streets.
Bond got title by deed from Minnie K.
Williams, executed before a notary
whose name was said to be Holmes. Ou
this property Lyman began the erection
of a three-story stone building. At this
time O. C. Pratt appeared on the scene
and was introduced by Lyman as super
intendent of th» work.
Pratt left town ,\ few days later with,
many creditors searching tor him. Ly
man had sold one lot to a Fort Worth
citizen, who. fearing his title was
clouded by Lyman's connection, began
to investigate. Ho found that Minnie
K. Williams had been working for <v
typewriting concern in Chicago, known
as Allen & Co. She wrote late in 1889
to her sister, Miss Anna Williams, of
Midlothian, Tex., to come to Chicago,
that she was going to be married and
go to Europe. This sister, who was a
teacher in the Midlothian academy, at
once packed up and left for Chicago,
leaving orders to forward tier trunk it
a week.
After a year the express company at
Chicago uotiiied the principal of the
Midlothian school that the trunks had
never beeii called for. Miunieß. Will
iams by will was left half a block of
property in the heart of Fort Worth,
valued at §t>o,ooo, aud alarm valued at
$15,000. This property lias all been
alienated, ostensibly by Miss Williams
A detective has recently been sent Co
fina vhe girls, but no trace can be dis
covered. Chicago is the last place in
which Miss Williams was s«en. When
Pratt rau away creditors attached the
property, but the court appointed a re
ceiver, who has been seaching for
Lyman, but without success.
Chicago Police Know Nothing.
Chicago, Nov. 20.—The Chicago po
lice know nothing concerning the re
ported murder of Miss Williams. The
first intimation of Minnie Williams'
disappearance came through an officer
from Fort Worth, Tex., who came here
asking the local officers to assist him
in locating the girl. No trace
of her was found aud the officer re
turned to Texas. Holmes and Miss Wiil
liams lived together in a flat building
erected by Holmes, at 701 Sixty
tnird street. Patrick Quintan was the
jauitor of this building at the time
Holmes and Miss Williams resided
there. He went to Fort Worth and su
pervised the construction of the build
ing in that city. He is now around
Chicago somewhere, but cannot be
located. The people living near the Hat
building have no knowledge of a mur
der having been committed there.
He Says Lawyer Howe Refused
to Pay the $500 Promised.
St.Louis, Nov. 20.—Marion C. Hedge
peth, whose letters to the chief of police
were the first intimations any one had
that a peculiarly well planned crime
had been committed on the insurance
swindlers, today in an interAiew
reiterated the allegations set forth in
his written communications to the chief
of police, as stated in these dispatches
last night. "He added: "When Howe
came back from the East and told me
everything was all right, I re
minded him of the amount prom
ised me. He said they were then
squabbling over how much he was
to receive; that he wanted 12,500, ur.t
Mrs. Pitzel would consent to give him
only f 1,000. Afterward he told me he
had got Ills $2,500, and I then demanded
my $500 out of his fee. He refused it,
saying that the money was already
beyond his control, anci'when I threat
ened to peach, he replied: 'Surely you
would not do that, after we've treated
you so well.'
"Finally I asked him to give me $200
or $300 as my wife was sick and I could
do a good deal here in the jail with a
little money. But he again declared
that ho could not do anything, and
while I hated to act the part of an in
former I could not be thrown down that
way so 1 told the chief.''
Chief of Police Harrigan, Mr. Gary,
local agent of the Fidelity Mutual Life
association, and another representative
of the association, held several confer
ences today, but what resulted from
them was not toade public, all refusing
to talk. *
Some Point* In the Lire of the
Alleged Swindler. .. ;
Tiltok.N. H.,N0v,20.-11. 11. Holmes,
who was arrested, in Boston oh. the
charge of conspiring to defraud the.
Fidelity Life Insurance company of
$10,000, Is a New Hampshire man,
Holmes, or Herman . Mudget, as he It:
known hero, is thirty-four years of age,:
and was born in a small town a tew*
miles from here. lie was regarded al
a scapegrace, and fl*ver had any' i>at*
ticular occupation. Eight years j»gp}h|
left very mysteriously, and nothifig ha*'
been known of him until last year, win
he visited Ills" parents.' *He explained ;
that when he (eft New . Hampshire he
went West.and while traveling there he ,
had his skull fractured, and was robbed
Continued on 1 illli I'age,
As China Is Vanquished, She
Should Sue Direct for
Japan Makes Public the Offi
cial Correspondence Lead
ing Up to the War.
In Refusing* Japan's Claim to
Equal Recognition in
Tokio. Japan. Nov. 20.—1t is learned
that tiie Japanese government has sent
Its reply to the note of United States
Minister Dunn, asking whether a tender
by the president of the United States of
bis good ollices in the interest of restor
ing peace in the East would be agree
able to Japan. Before reaching a con
clusion the minister gave the matter
considerable attention for several day 9,
and finally stated to Mr. Dunn that,
although the friendly sentiments which
prompted the government and people
of the United States were deeply ap
preciated, the success of the Japanese
arms had been such that China should
approach Japan directly on the subject.
In view of the absence of Japanese
and Chinese diplomatic representatives
at Pekin and Tokio, respectively, this
would imply that any communication
between the two governments would
be made through the American min
isters in China and Japan, who, since
the outbreak of the war, have had in
charge the interests of the two coun
Official Correspondence That Led
to the War.
Washixgtox, Nov. 20.—The Jap
anese government has anticipated the
receut offers of China to the foreign
powers to furnish the complete official
correspondence leading up to the pres
ent war, and has itself made public this
correspondence. It is published in full
as a part of the recent proceedings of
the Japanese diet which have been re
ceived by the Japanese legation here.
The itist of the controversy lias already
been made kuowu to the public, but the
official letters between China and Japan
g ye the first accouut of the sharp dip
lomatic fencing between the countries
up to a tew days before the war. The
letters run Irom June 7th to July 14th,
aud are numbered from one to nine.
No. 1 is from Wang, Chinese minister
to Japan. It informs Japan tbat a tele
gram has been just received Irom Li
Hung Chang stating that the Corean
government has requested China to
send troops to suppress a rebellion of
the Tong llaks. Viceroy Li, it says, con
siders the rebellion serious, and there
fore complies with the request for
troops to protect "our tributary state,"
first notifying Japan in accordauce with
a treaty provision that each shall inform
the other before entering Corea.
No. 2 U from Mutsu, minister of for
eign affairs of Japan. It very poiutedly
states: "In reply, I beg to declare that,
although the words 'tributary state' ap
pear in your note, the Japanese govern
ment has never recognized Corea as a
tributary state of China."
No. 3is a notice from the Japanese
government that it intends sending
troops to Corea to suppress the re
In No. 4. China "shows her teeth" for
the first time. It is a letter from Tsung-
Li-Yauien, the Chinese cabinet, to trie
Japanese minister at Pekin. The let
ter expresses surprise that Japan should
send troops to Corea when it lias not
bten so requested by Corea. It adds
the fullowine significant language:
"The sola object of your country in
sending iroops is evidently to protect
the legation, consulates and commercial
people in Corea and consequently it
may not be necessary on the part of
your country to dispatch a treat num
ber of troops, aud besides, as no ap
plication therefor has been made by
Corea, it is requested that no troops
shall proceed to the interior of Corea so
that they may not cause Alarm to her
people. And, moreover, since it is
reared that in the event the soldiers of
the two nations should meet on the
way, cases of unexpected accidents
might occur owing to the difference of
language and military etiquette, we beg
to request in addition that you will be
good enough to telegraph the purport
of t:ns communication to the govern
ment of Japan."
No. 5 is Japan's answer to the Tsung-
Li-Yamen, in which Japan also shows
her teeth. It says: "As to the number
of troops to be sent to Corea the Japau
ese government is compelled to exer
cise its own judgment. Although no
restriction is placed upon the move
ment of the Japanese troops in Corea,
they will not be sent where their pres
ence is uot deemed necessary. The
Japauese troops are under strict dis
cipline, aud the Japanese government
is Confident that they will not precipi
tate a collision with the Chinese forces.
It is hoped that China has adopted sim
ilar precautions."
No. ois an offer of the Japanese gov
ernment to join China in a general read
justment of Corea on inoderTi lines.
No. 7 is China's rejection of the offer,
in which she says: "The id«a may be
excellent, but the measures of improve*
mt'iit must be left to Corea herself."
No. 8 is from Japan to China, stating
that Japan can no ionger disregard the
Jaw of suit-preservation which impels
her to reform the deplorable conditions
of Corea at the root of her frequeut re
No. (.) is also from Japan to China,
stating that as China has declined to
join in the administrative reform of
Corea, the only conclusion duductable
is that the Chinese government "is dis*
posed to precipitate complications.''
This closes the correspondence, the
last letter being dated eleven days be*
fore Japan sank the Chinese transport
Kow-Shing.carrylng the Chinese troops
to Corea. Japan's decalratiou of war
followed six days later.
j.\rs taki; siuyjen.
Celestials Abandon the Forts
Without Resistance.
London, Nov, 80.—A dispatch from
Shanghai says that the feeling in favor
of the Japanese In the invaded districts
of China is growing, The mutinous
Chinese soldiery aro reported, to be pil
laging aud outiaging the inhabitants.
A Japanese force under Gen. Osaki is
announced to have left Taku Shan on
Nov. 15 in order to attack Siuyen (Sioo
Van). which the Chinese have fortified.
It is added that the Jnpanet>e reached
the town named on Sunday morning,
and found that the Chinese had fled.
The JaDaucse are safd to have captured
five gnus. It is estimated that the Chi
nese force numbers fi.ooo troops of all
arms. The latter are reported to have
retreated in the direction of liaitchcng.
There was no loss on either side.
ri.iA>ij-:s and a gale.
They Threaten Destruction to
Beresl'ord, S. D.
Bf.kesfokd, S. D. t Nov. 20.— This
evening a tire was discovered in Davis'
livery barn and spread rapidly to the
adjoining buildings. The Bereaford
and Centerville lire departments are
working hard to check the flames, but
it is thought nothing can prevent the
tire from sweeping through the busi
ness portion of the town, as a strong
gale is blowing.
Over $20,000 Involved.
Special to the Glo'oe.
Hastings. Minn., Nor. 20.—1n the
case of F. J. Jackson, of this city, vs.
Tfce Woodville & Southern Railway
Company, action to recover upon con
tract for grading, Judge Bundy.of Hud
son, Wis., has rendered a decision in
favor of the plaintiff. The amount in
volved is over $20,000. E. A. Whittord,
of this city", was one of the plaintiff's
Blaze at JKau Claire.
Special to the Globe.
Eau Clause, Wis.,Nov. 20.—A serious
fire broke out in me block owned by M.
S. Frawley here tonight. The building
was damaged $5,000: insured. Darr
Smith's bakery was damaged f1.500.0tt0
B. Oberg's drug store $2,500, B. Fred
erickson's saloon $800 aud Dr. Williams'
ofhee JSOO.
Residence Burned.
Special to the Globe.
Hastings, Minn., Nov. 20.—Alex.
Fairfieid's residence. Including con
tents, on Eighth street, was burned this
morning, the family narrowly escaping
with their lives. The loss upon house
is $1,200, insurance 11,000. together with
an insurance of 61,0"»0 on contents.
He Hints nt 111-Feeling Between
the Ex-Chancellor and
London, Nov. 20.- The Pall Mall
Gazette publishes an interview this aft
ernoon which one of its correspondents
Iras had with Count Herbert Bismarck
in Berlin. Referring to the health of
his father, Prince Bismarck, the count
"You should not forget that my fath
er's age is beyond the allotted time of
the Bible. He has weathered many
storms, and has had little leisure in life.
But his hardest trials have come within
the past four years, and at a time of life
when he should be spared every aggra
vation of anxiety. Add to this his act
ive, ever-busy intellect, his deep con
cern tor every important question- ot
the day, and, more than all, his concern
for Germany's prosperity, to which he
has devoted his life, to say nothing of
the deaths of his friends, and I question
if any other man has braveu life's tem
pests with better results. But he is
fast getting: old. He suffers from no
organic disease. He is weakened by
time, and cannot, even with the great
est precautions, continue much longer.
We, of course, are very anxious about
him, and he is scarcely out of our sight.
Of necessity we are prepared for God's
will." ■
When questioned in regard to the
friendship of Prince Hohenlohe, the
new chancellor for Prince Bismarck,
Count Herbert said: "We are no nearer
a solution than before. Of course, the
new chancellor is a perfect gentleman.
But there are factors near him which
always necessitate a difference of
"Do yon consider the appointments
to the chancellorship and to the office
of stadthalter (governor) of Alsace-
Lorraine happy selections?" was the
next question asked by the correspon
dent of the Pall Mall Gazette. (Prince
Hohenlohe-Langenburg was made gov- •
ernor of Alsace-Lorraine after the ele
vation of his kinsman Prince Hohen
lohe-Schillingsfursl from that post to
the chancellorship.)
"Well," replied Count Bismarck, "it
remains in the family at all . events.
And since it is a case similar to Amer
ica's system of dividing the spoils. I
consider my opinion of little import^
auce." •
"But every one believes that there is
a cordial understanding between Prince
llohenlohe and your father," continued
the Interviewer.
"In that case," Count Bismarck re
marked, "I see no use for disturbing
the happy dream." Further Count
Herbert Bismarck is said to have added
a gibs which convinced the interviewer
that Prince Bismarck and Prince Ho
henlohe are not on friendly terms.
Asked about the new czar of Russia,
Count Herbert said: "A new and par
ticularly youthful monarch nearly al
ways makes changes, some more start
ling than others. That depends upon
the temperament of the sovereign."
Then, with a meaning laugh. Count
Bismarck is reported to have added:
"in Russia's case there is every reason
to hope the best.' 1
"From a lifelong friend of Prince
Bismarck, a person who is closely con
nected to the royal house of Bavaria,"
said the correspondent of the Pall Mail
(iazette, "I learn that so long as Dr.
Yon Boetticher and Freiherr yon
Bieberstein remain influential in gov
ernment affairs, cordial relations with
Prince Bismarck are impossible."
To this Count Herbert Bismarck re
marked: "We are still a good way
from a sincere reconciliation. There
will always be two chancellors of tier
may y—one at Friednchsruhe, who
holds the key to the heart of the nation,
aud one at Wilhelmstraase, who does
bis master's bidding."
. Charles Erickson Dead.
Special to the Globe.
Lake City, Minn., Nov. 20.—Charies
Erickson, aged forty-tire years, cited at
his residence in this city today. De
ceesed, with a partner, was engaged iv
the manufacture of wagons, and was
well known throughout the county.
Gold From Gnnk of England.
Londox, Nov. 20.—The amount of
bullion withdrawn from the Bank of
Eujjlaud on balance today was £10,000.
Explosion In a West Virginia
Coal Mine Causes Horri
ble Havoc.
Many Others Injured and Oth
ers Reported to Be
Followed the Explosion and
Completed the Work of
Whkemxg. W. Va., Nov. 20.-The
most appalling mine disaster that ever
occurred n this section of the state oc
curred today shortly after noon at the
Blanch coal mines on the Pan-Handle
road at Collier station. A new miner,
an Italian, put off an over-charge blast
which ignited the coal dust in the mine,
and a fearful explosion followed, carry
ing death and destruction in its path.
There were forty-eight men in the mine
at the time ani the following are
X no wit to Be Dead:
JOHN DONNELLY, married, leaves ten
The following are badly injured: Jose
Refe!, married; Raffle Necki, will die;
Jasper Lawrence, Thomas Morris, col
After the explosion there was a ter
rific whirlwind in the mine, carrying
everything before it. Donnelly and
Rooney were la the mine some distance
from and going towards the mouth. The
force of the explosion drove them nearly
one hundred yards out of the mouth of
the mine, and landed Rooney on the
railroad track, killing him instantly,
while Donnelly landed in a gully, strik
ing his head against a post. H s
Brain* Were Dashed Out
and scattered for yards around. His
wife was the first to find him. and she
swooned away and is now Ijlag pros
trated by the shock. Tiiere is little hope
that she will recover. The news of itie
disaster quickly spread, and in a few
moments a number of people were
crowded about the mouth of the mine.
The wives and children of the miners
were frantic and strong: men were over
come. In a short time a rescuing
party, consisting of George Benbeon,
>iiek Kernis, Arthur Ward, Johu
Stuart and William Davis, was
organized and went into the mine after
the bodies. When the bodies were
brought to the surface many women
swooned at the sight. Prosecuting At
torney Colton and Coroner .Watkin
Shaw, of Wellsburg, were soon on the
ground and took charge of the bodies,
and will conduct a rigid investigation.
This is the second accident of the kind
which has occurred at this mine. Just
two years ago a similar explosion oc
curred in which three were killed and
several injured. The state mine in
spector will be here tomorrow to take
part In the investigation.
There were miraculous escapes when
the explosion occurred. William Davis
was in the entry 150 feet from the en
trance, and when he heard the explosion
he lay down near the rib of the mine,
and the whirlwind, carrying rocks, tire
and death, passed over him. An empty
coal car standing at the entrance of the
mine was blown twenty-five yards. Ttte
mine Is owned by W. E. Smith, of
Wellsville, and L. O. Smith, of Cumber
land. The miners charge that the ac
cident was due to the inexperience of
the Italian miners, and declare they
will not work with them any more.
Engineer Missing and Fireman
Chicago, Nov. 20.—A cylinder head
blew out of a locomotive on the alley
elevated this evening and caused a
lively panic among the passengers on
the train, although none of them were
hurt. William Ullrich, the fireman,
jumped from the engine to the ground,
a distance of thirty feet, and escaped
with a broken leg. George Warde, the
engineer, has not vet been found, and
it is thought he also jumped.
Victims Numbered Five.
PiTTsniKG, Pa., Nov. 20.—1t has been
definitely learned that there were live
people killed in the wreck on the Penn
sylvania railroad at Larimer station,
twenty miles east of here, last night.
The names are George Rice, August
Thone and his son Fred Thone, and two
Italians, whose names are not known,
as they went by numbers. At noon only
the remains of Rice and Fred Thone
had been taken out. All were miners',
employed by the Westmoreland Coal
Only Mules in Peril.
Mxrcn CurxK, Pa., Nov. 20.—N0. 11
colliery, owned and operated by the Le
high Coal and Navigation company,was
found this morning to be on fire. The
discovery was made by a miner who
went down in the shaft. He had great
difficulty in getting back, and wbe i
taken out was pretty badly used up.
There are thirty-eight mules In the
burning mine, but it is generally sup
posed that the animals can be saved by
taking them through the. tnanways.
The mine is a valuable one, and em
ployed between 3uc and 400 men.
Two Probably Perish.
Fall Kivkk, Mass., Nov. 20.—Amos
Holt, a longshoreman, a:ui (Jus Her
mann, aged twenty-one, a painter, went
duck hunting yesterday in a small boat
on Cole's river. This niornintr their
boat was found bottom up on the beaeu
Bear the city, and both men are missing.
Their craft is supposed to have cap
sized in last uight's storm while cross
ing Mount Hope bay, and both perished.
Two Much Hug for a Girl.
QvTiiuiE, 0.T., Nov. Bft— While pick
lug crapes ou a country road near here
a large black bear suddenly appeared
aud atucued Miss Auua Wortubrough,
St. Paul Gets Base Bali Franchise.
Japan Refuses Mediation.
Fight for Washburn's Seat.
huKifing her so hard that it broke three
ol her ribs ami terribly lacerated har
body. Her injuries will liki-ly prove
Two Killed at a Crossing.
Philadelphia, Nov. 20.-Two per
sons were instantly killed, one fatally
and a fourth seriously injured by a
crossing collision on the Reading rail
road at Washington Lane crossing
about 11 o'clock this morning, xhe
killed are: John Mcehan.aged seventy
of I ulpepocken, a suburb of this ciiy.
1 atricfc Lacey, flagman, aged sixty
years, who lives near the crossing
Fire Track and Street Cur Collide.
Nkwaek, N. J., Nov. 20.—A trolley
car on tiie Oranere li^ie struck afire
truck on Plane street today anl upset
it. Fireman Den man was so badly in
jured that his recovery is improbable
John B. Shenoweth. driver of the truck,
lost an arm and Firemen Preston and
(jriiliooley and Bender were severely In
jured. The passengers in the car were
Three Murder* in Kastern Cities
Probably the Work of the Den
ver Fiend.
Cincinnati, 0., Nov. 20.—0n the
25th of July last Mary Ekhart, of Day
ton, was found dead in her mom at 293
Walnut street, this city, with a towel
knotted around her neck, her room
locked and no clue of the murderer left.
The Enqnirerconnects this murder with
that or Minnie Weldt in New York on
May 31 and that of Josie Bennett in
Butfalo on June 30, to both of which the
Cincinnati murde was similar in re
spect to manner and mystery. The
Enquirer then calls attention to the re
semblance in circumstances between
these three murders and the three
strangling murders in Denver, namely,
those of Lena Tapper, Sept. 26; Marie
Contassoir, Oct. 28, and Kiku Oyama,
Nov. 3. 11 suggests that ail these mur
ders were committed by one and the
same man, the Denver strangler, as
indicated by resemblance in method .
and concurrent circumstances. It calls
attention to a letter left by Mary Ek
hart, which mentions an unidentified
man whom she had met while going to
Denver. She also stated in some other
notes that she had left that she intended
to go to Denver. The Enquirer reasons
from this that one man committed all
these murders. The Cincinnati police
tonight will not admit that they are
working up the case on the clue.
Philadelphia Music Teacher Prob
ably Fatally Beaten—Two Ar
Philadelphia, Nov. 20.—1n conse
quence of a brutal beating received
three weeks ago at the hands of J. W.
Priestly, a well-known carpet manu
facturer, and a man named Michael
liarkins, Gusta; Goetherr, a music
teacher and proprietor or a piano store
in this city, is lying at the poiut of
derrth. Gotfttiert had been employed by
Prwsstly to teach the latter's twelve
year-old daughter music. About the
first of the present month, when tne
child had finished her lesson, Goethert
complimented her on her learning and
imprinted a kiss on her clieeic. The
girl informed her parents, ani Priestly
became angry, and declared that the
music teacher should be punished. L»'»
the evening of Nov. 19 Priestly is said
to have goue. to Goethert" s store, and.
alter upbraiding lit in, beat him severe
ly. Not satisfied with this rebuke, he
is said to have returned again with
Harkins,and Goethert wasagaiu beateu.
Dr. Connor was called in to attend to
the wounded teacher, who yesterday
was »o iow that the physician reported
the case to the police. "
Priestly aud Harkins were arrested,
and today committed to prison to await
the result of Goetherfs injuries.
Exciting Chase on tbe Mississ ippf
—One Outlaw Killed.
Memphis, Nov. 20.— Sunday nishl
Henry Fitzgerald, a cierk in the store oi
E. M. Suddoth, at Friar's Point, Miss.,
was shot and fatally wounded by two
burglars, who escaped in a can do\vo
the river. The crime created great in*
dignation, and the citizens of Fiiar's
Point chartered a steamboat and gave
chase. The robbers wore overhm.ed
forty miles below Friar's Point thii
morning, and a pitched battle ensued.
One of the bandits was killed instantly,
and the other escaped to the Arkausaf
shore, where he is being pursued witb
bloodhounds. The fugitive is known t«
be seriously wounded, as a trail of blood
was found through the &va:up.
HedgespeUi Sentenced.
Jeffekson CITY. Mo., Nov. 20.—Th(
supreme court this morning sentenced
Marion Hedtiespeth to twenty-five years'
imprisonment in the penitentiary, anc
the supreme court marshal will prob<
ably bring him to the prison tomorrow.
In the spring of 1888 lie. with several
other parties, robbed a 'Frisco express
car in St. Louis county of nearly *17,00 ft
and about- 53,000 worth of valuables.
Only a small portion of the plunder has
•ever been recovered, although numerous
efforts have been made to effect some
sort of a compromise with Hedeespetn.
Masked Men Await the Brute.
Fa\ Ett i:, Mo., Not. SO.—Hundred!
of men last night awaited the arrival of
the nesiG lsamo Payne, who recently
brutally assaulted Mrs. Rash, of this
city, and was captured at Clinton, out
Deputy Sheriff Milt Williams,who weal
for the prisoner, left Payne at Buone
ville. Masked men also met the train
at each siding and station betwWen
Booneville and here, it is believed
that he will be lynched when brought
here tor examination.
Kansas Treasurer Is Short.
Elt.swouth, Kan., Nov. 20. — Foi
some days past rumors have been ii:«
of a large defalcation in the Ellsworth
county treasurer's office. Investigations
by the county commissioners show thai
James L. Dick, the retiring treasurer,
is short $11,320. lie is supposed to be in
Kansas City, airl warrants and requisi
tion papers have been drawn up tor Ins
arrest. V- i-- 5:
Hiotors liitlictnl.
New Oui/eaxs, La., Nov. 20.—The
Strand jury has brought in sixty indict
ments in blank for offenses growing out
of the recent labor troubles on the levee?
Three are tor assault with intent to
murder, and one tor assault with a dan«
gerous weapon.
Atllni's Daughter 111.
New Yohk, Nov. 20.— A. special from
Washington says: News has been re
ceived that Miss Mary Stevenson,eldest
daughter of the vice president, is in a
critical condition in Asheville. N. ('..
and that tin' members of the faintly hay»
boon summoned to her bedside.

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