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Weather—Fair; Cooler.
Panic in a Louisville Store,
Tax Estimate for Next Year,
Cpenißj of the Big Dol! Show.
Harry Hayward Is Not Now
Discussing the Murder
of ftiiss Ging 1.
But Seems Rather Tender on
the Great Sensation of
the Hour.
And Has a Story in Reserve
Tnut Will Paralyze a
Whole Galaxy.
Yesteiday passed without a confes
sion in the (img murder case, ami it
looks as though many more days would
elapse before Harry Hayward reveals
fe.. he knows about the murder of Cath
erine Utng. It is evident that Harry
is reserving his story for the
ears ot the petit jury in whose
hands liis life will lie. What that
story is nobody can divine, but Harry
eaid yesterday tiiat it would "paralyze
the whole galaxy of detectives and
criminals." But just now he is main
taining absolute silence regarding the
murder. He positively refuses to dis
cuss tbe winder. All persuasion is in
vain, and as for tricßiiig or frightening
him into a confession it is entirely out
oi tl'e question. All he iias vouchsafed
to say is that the confessions of Adry
aiui hiixt are lies tro:n top to bottom.
When Harry arose yesterday.smorn-
Ing iv the Ramsey county jail, he looked
as comfortable and unconcerned as
ever, lie bad apparently had
\ (>ood Xlght'M Itest
and seemed to relish his breakfast. His
first ami only visitor in the forenoon
was W. E. Hale, of Minneapolis, his at
torney. Mr. Hale spent several hours
in eonverMtioa wiili Harry. When he
showed Harry copies of the Gi.oih:
which contained the confessions of
Blixt and Adry, Harry read them
through. Then, laying the paper down,
he exclaimed in a loud voice:
••u"s all a lie!"
Bayward also said to a fellow pris
oner, with whom a Globe reporter
afterwards talked:
"This whole Btnry of Blixt's is a fake
from top to bottom, and Is made up to
save his own nerk. 1 will give give
something which will paralyze the
whole galaxy of detectives and crim
inals, but I will wait until the proper
time comes."
Notwithstanding that Hayward ap
pears perfectly cool and nonchalant, his
behavior is ia some respects unnatural,
and such as to indicate that his air of
careless indifference is assumed. He is
given to singing and laughing to an un
necessary extent, and altogether suc
ceeded in making considerable noise.
In the afternoon Sheriff Ege put in
an appearance. The sheriff of Henne
jjin county went airectly to Hayward's
cell—the one Wouigkeit occupied—and
spent a couple of hours there talking
with Harry. But it was all to no pur
pose. Harry would not divulge a thing,
boon alter supper the sheriff returned to
the jail, and proceeded with his difficult
tnsK of endeavoring to pump Harry.
But that shrewd young criminal would
n«jt submit to the operation, though he
chatted freely on all other subjects.
He simply
Asserts Hi* Innocence
when asUeu if he planned or executed
the murder. Sheriff Ege pegged away
at him uatil 10:30 p.m. Then he started
for Minneapolis. As the sheriff was
leaving the jail a GLOBE reporter io
<4'iired of him what Harry had to say
for himself.
"Nothing whatever," replied Sheriff
E^e. "lie still holds out, and acts as
tliouKb he purposed doing so to the very
The sheriff was accompanied back to
Minneapolis by A. H. Hall, the acting
assistant county attorney. Mr. Hall
called at the jail about .) p. m. to have a
visit with his "noble"' protege, Adry
Hayward. the confessing brother. Adry
Is still quartered in the cell underneath
that once occupied by Ermisch.
Mr. Hail talked with Adry for
mi hour or more about his confession.
Mr. Hall's object was to ascertain just
how much truth the confession con
tained,and how much truth was omitted.
It is understood from Mr. Hall that
Adry stuck to his story, and insisted
that he was in no way implicated in the
murder beyond his knowledge that it
had been planned, but Mr. Hall re
fused to disclose all that Adry had said
IO him.
fc Adry's demeanor presents a strong
contrast to that of his brother. He
Beems dejected an 1 gloomy, also very
thoughtful. It is evident that he is
much worried. He sleeps poorly.
The statement in an evening paper
that Harry Hayward's nearest neigh
bor in the jail is ex-County Auditor
J-°.mes H. Burns is erroneous, a's Mr.
liurns occupUra a cell on the court house
eide of the jail, while Harry is on the
Fifth street side, and cannot be seen
from tbe office of the probate court ex
cept by an eveuihg paper reporter with
supernatural optics.
Interest in the great Napoleon is hav
lug a revival so mark d now-a-days
that every fact relating to the Corsicau
is pounced upon as eagerly as are the
delicious biscuit made from Dr. Price's
Cream Baking Powder.
The Coroner's Jury Returns a
Tlie ooioner's jury held an inquest
during yesterday afternoon to inquiry
Into the murder. Coroner Soring stated
that he had no evidence to introduce.
}le said fie* had been acting under the
advice of the county attorney, and
deemed it useless to introduce any evi
dence. A formula verdict citing the
main facts as io manner of death would
be sufficient, he said. In five minutes
the jury relumed the following verdict:
We, the jury, fiud that the said Catherine
<; luc came to her death by a gunshot wound
at the iiHuds of a person or persons un
known, time and place unknuwu to the jury.
[Signed I ....
Georso K.TJimtnons, J. W. Patnode,
W. H. Shelby, E. C. Morse,
"vV. 11. Conkiin, W. P. Spring,
t. 11. liov/c, coroner.
s-& n> >r%nt f J^"? 1W \ \\ ] 1f / * -\A This Is not a Democrat running for
<F^^to get to the Globe office ahead of the \ \ \ Li L / ' / V office, but one of the victims of the tat*
*£f^ other fellow so as to be sure and get a *V \\ V\ TJ> fl/Vv/ X V^ 3 W Ws'/(/e "^ <° »c' a «>W °/ G""'
__,- 10c at the Globe Courting Room. «t Me G/ote Counting Room.
City of Minneapolis Has a Poor
Opinion of Her Prince of
Several Great Crimes of
Which the Scoundrel May
Have Been Guilty.
Denial of the Rumor That
Hayward Is Pretending to
Be a Lunatic.
The Catherine (.line murder is still
the topic of conversation in the Flour
city. There are no longer any theories,
and "the man with the clue" has disap
peared. The people now discuss tiie
awful disclosures made by the cowardly
assassin Blixt in awe-struck tones. It
is, however, conceded on all hands
that of the two Harry Ilayward is the
deeper-dyed villain, antl people are loud
in their expressions of hope that he will
not escape the gallows. That it was a
wise precaution to remove the liond
from beyond tiie limits ot Minneapolis
there is no doubt. At no time would it
be difficult to secure a iuot> or sufficient
magnitude to break down the doors, or
even walls of the county jail, and drag
him to his just deserts in Judge
Lynch's court.
It is expected that there will be
developments to prove that he has been
in some way connected with a great
many murders in this and other sections
of the country. It is said that he had
something to do with th-j murder of
young Hatcher last summer, for
which crime the brother was
tried and acquitted. The burning
of the mill at Hamel, upon
winch Catherine Ging held a mortgage,
is also said to have been his work, and
it is hinted that he knows more about
the murder of Lena Olson, on the shore
of the lake at Duluth, than he cares to
tell, it is proved that he was an inti
mate iriend of A. A. Austin, who is
supposed to be the man who committed
the deed, and that the two divided the
poor girl's S'JOO between them.
The Beckl'ord Murder
A rumor comes from the East that Hay
ward was possibly connected with the
mysterious murder ot Hattie M. Beck
ford a year ago last fall, in a little town
in Khode Island. The peculiar part of
it all is that E. J. Sturtzel, the assistant
city clerk, met him in New York city
about the time of the mur
der. He was appareutly endeavor
ing to kill time, and remarked
when he met Mr. Sturtzel that he was
willing to go any place to pass away the
time. The latter said he was going to
Hartford to make a visit, his parents
iiving there. Hayward said, if there
was no objection, he would go along,
and there of course being nune that Mr.
Sturtzel could raise, he took the train
with him for Hartford.
Mr. Sturtzel remained in Hartford
eight days, and when he left Ilayward
was still there. He apparently knew
no person there, and wandered aroand
the city in a listless fashion. Tne mur
der ot Hattie Beckford, it appears, was
a mysterious one. She was lured from
her home one Evening aud the next
morning her dead body was discovered
lying by the side of a country road.
Her throat was cut from ear to ear.
The grand jury yesterday afternoon
took up the matter of the murder of
Catherine Griafr The various witnesses
were on hand, and during the entire
afternoon the jury was busy listening to
the evidence adduced by County Attor
ney \ye. Among those brought before
the jury were the detectives who have
been working on the case; Goos
man, the liveryman, whose buck
skin horse was hired by Cath
erine to carry her to her doom;
I'aul Born, the messenger boy, who
carried the note on the fatal Monday
morning that lured the young woman
into the bauds of the assassins; Eider
Stewart, to whom Adry Hayward out
lined the plan of murder three days be
fore Us consummation; Assistant Coun
ty Attorney Hall, Mayor Eustis and
Supt. of Police Saiilh. The. jury did
not complete its work. When the
meeting was adjourned in the evening
Mayor Eustis was requested to be on
hand again this morning at 9o'clock.
There is scarcely any doubt but in
dictments for murder in the first degree
will bs found against Biixt, the two
Haywards and perhaps Erickson. Yes
terdaj morning it was thought advisa
ble to release Erickson, but Assistant
County Attorney Hall concluded that he
had better be detained at least for a day
or two.
Everybody Interested.
Interest in the case when it comes to
trial will be at a high pitch, and it is
quite probable that a chauge of venue
will be taken to St. Paul on account of
the Intense feeiintr against tlie Hay
wards in this city. It ia understood that
"HIU" Erwin is to be retained by the
defense, and the case will be fought
from stjn to finish over eveiy inch of
ground. As the case was taken up
before the grand jury yesterday after
noon and County Attorney Nye had his
evidence ail ready to present, it is prob
able that tne indictments will be re
turned tonight at least against Blixt,
and Harry and Adry l!ay ward". What
connection Erickson had with the case
does not yet appear, and, wnTle the au
thorities do not believe that he was in
any way connected with it. he was
nevertheless be held, at least until the
return of Inspector Stavlo from lowa
He Is Not Insane.
Sheriff E*ja and others connected
with the case deny emphatically the
rumor that Harry Hayward is feigning
iusauity. VYhile Harry bas begun to
Fully realize the seriousness of the
situation, he still maintains the sane
spirit of satitf hold which has character
ized him since the day of the Border.
Sheriff Ktre stated that the orobabilities
are that Hairy ami Aury will be keot in
the Ramsey county jail.at least until the
indictments are returned by the graud
jury and their arraicumcn in the crimi
nal court necessary. The sheriff desires
to run no chances, and. aitliouirli the
prisoners are closely iruarded by deputy
sheriffs, both are treated in the same
courteous manner Is which all of Jim
Eire's prisoners have been treated, and
are quite content to remain where they
are In St. Paul.
Murderer lilixt passed Stinjiav nieht
in a state of abject terror, but crew
more quiet yesterday morning. For a
time Sunday afternoon it was feared
that Blixt would e;o crazy. He
went down on liis knees, after
hid last confession, and begged
Officer James Monitor, his guard,
to(iraw a revolver and shoot him or to
allow him to hare the revolver to do
the deed himself. The si^ht was a piti
ful one. Blixt does not fear death—has
apparently no fear of it whatever—but
what he does fear is the terrible lash
inssof his own conscience, for he lias
but beirini to realize the full enormity
of his crime.
B Ixt>« Awful Terror.
He finds it impossible to get away
from the awful staring eyes or the mur
dered woman, which follow him every
where, making it impossible for him to
sleep or do anything else. Lie has lost
greatly in weight during the past two
day?, and the sb.ut of the murderer in
his cell, crouching on his knees, beg
ging and praying to be freed from
those great eyes, is a sight never to be
forgotton. He is absolutely afraid
to be left alone, even for a minute,
especially at night. Officers Tom Gar
rin and James Novack were detailed to
guard him yesterday, and two more
officers were put over him last night.
There is no oqh whom Blixt welcomes
as he does Chief Smith, whom he ap
parently almost worships. The mur
derer fawns at the chief's feet like a
wnipped cur. He will do anything on
earth the chief tells him to.
It was largely owing to Chief Smith's
efforts that tiie coufession from Blixt
was obtained, and that confession was
obtained without promises or bulldoz
ing, but by quiet, kind talking. The
obtaining of Blixt's confession was one
of tbe most creditable pieces of work in
connection with tho entire case. Yes
terday Blixt asked to see his wife, his
brother, Andrew, and several other
friends, one of whom was the chief of
police of Cannon Falls, where Blixt
formerly lived. Ail were sent for.
Mrs. Blixt came to the station yester
day afternoon and spent some time with
her husband in the presence of Chief
The meeting between the murderer
and his wife was a touching one. Mrs.
ttlixt is a Christian woman, and one
who never had any idea of her hus
band's evil doings.
"Oh," she said, "if he had only told
me about it, it never would have hap
"Yes," said the murderer, "if 1 had
told her it wouldn't have happened, and
1 would have been all right today."
The interview was a brief one, and at
the close Chief Smith informed the
sobbing woman tnat she could come
again this morning and see hei hus
band. Of Erickson's case Chief Smith
said that he firmly believed in his own
mind that the man was innocent, but
the exact truth must be ascertained in
every detail before the man would be
Mill more murders.
Theodore Anderson, a veterinary sur
geon residing at Nineteenth avenue
northeast and Central avenue.speaking
of Blixt, whom he has known since 1873,
said that before Blixt's record was en«
tireiy cleaned up it would be found that
he had murdered at least three people,
among whom are his two former wives.
Anderson said that when he knew Blixt
the latter was living at Leon, Good
hue county, and afterwards married a
girl named Carrie Krabbe, who one day
died very suddenly and under peculiar
circumstances. No inquest was ever
held over her remains tor some reason
or other. Anderson was a deputy
sheriff at th^ time, aud said that as
Blixt had always borne a good reputa
tion, the matter was allowed to drop.
The death of the tirst wife occurred at
Cannon Falls. Blixt soon married
again, and iiis second wife soon died,
and here came the instance of Blixfs
refusing to attend the funeral, as he
didn't want to lose a whole day's pay.
Mr. Anderson stated fuith r that
about live or six weeks ago he met
Blixt on the street one day, and Blixt
asked if Anderson had not heard of the
death of his brother, Oscar Blixt. Upon
receiving a negative reply, Blixt said
that Oscar had been out collecting for
his threshing and had $1,16?>, and wus
murdered tor the moiiuy, near Huron,
S. D. L'pon being asked by Anderson
why he did not go out and investigate
the case, Blixt said:
"Well, 1 had a falling out with Oscar
several years ago. I didn't go to see
him when he was alive Datnu him, let
him {to now."
Concerning Blixt's confession, it has
been generally supposed by quite a few
people that he would save his own neck
by the confession, but the authorities
say the confession was voluntary, and
will not save him, no promise" hav
ing been heid out to him. Even
though he enter a plea of guilty the
death penalty will undoubtedly be en
forced in Blixl's case as well as Harry
Hayward's, the latter of whom will
stand trial, lv relation to Catherine
Ging's estate and the insurance on her
life, which is held by liayward, it ao
pears that all the money or property
Miss Ging may have had has disap
peared, and that not enough can be
found to even pay the notes
which Harry Hay ward holds. As
to the $10,000 life insurance, the
local agents of the New York Life and
Travelers' Life refuse to atate what ac
tion will be taken until they hear from
the main offices. It is known that two
crack insurance detectives arrived in
Minneapolis Wednesday, and have been
hard at work on the case on their own
hook in the interest of their companies.
The report which these men make will
determine the action of the companies,
although the general belief among in
surance men is that the 510,000 will not
be paid.
One of the local morning papers slated
one day last week that the cashier or
thfc) Merchants' bank, Qf Cedjtr liupids,
was supposed tolia've beeu sVnt a mys
terious" $7,000 checlt by a Minneapolis
woman, .supposed to be Miss Glnjj,"to
be cashed, anil that the check had been
returned as worthless. Cashier Putnam,
of the Merchants' bank, was inter
viewed yesterday by a (.lobe corre
spondent, and said that he had never re
ceived such a check from any one, and
that the story was false. ;. ;■;..".
]<:ri< k«ou Not «;«iilty.
lowa Fai.i.p, 10., Dec. 10. —It is
proved that Ericsson was lure from
Suuday till Wednesday. An cilfcr of
Work from his brother«in-iaA caused
his Journey, and taking work clothes
with him. Too low wages was his rea
eou for going back,
Harry Hayward Is Reported
to Be Guilty of Count
less Crimes.
His Thoughts Run Constantly
Toward Putting People *
Out of the Way.
Things About It Which Indi
cate That Hayward Killed
the Girl.
Murderer Blixt's statement that
Harry Hayward had murdered two per^
sons before he plotted the death of
Kittie Ging is accepted as true, not only
by people in a position to know ao:ne
thing of the life and characteristics of
Hayward, but by the public at large,
which has come to regard Hayward as a
fiend of the most soulless type. He
seemed bent on murder, and regarded
tho destruction of human life as the
most trivial thing imaginable.
"We are all out for the best of It," he
was wont to say, "and we are supposed
to get the long green no matter how we
get it. One or two lives don't cut any
figure, anyhow. W hat's the difference?"
Hayward's attacks of bad temper were
frequent and are described as remark
a »ly ferocious iv nature. He would
itorm like a madman, and his friends
often got out of his way for fear lie
would carry some of his threats into ex
ecution. For years he has lived a double
life, and he has lived in this way so long
that it has become perfectly natural for
him to assume various characters. One
night he was a gambler, and a reckless
and game one, at that, The next nigiit
he was a bear in all his actions, and
once aroused when drinking, was likely
to shy a spittoon or anything that came
handy at the head ot a friend. It mat
tered little to him on whom he wreaiced
his vengeance if things did not go
to suit him. Again he was as
placid and quiet as a summer's day
and was really a good companion. And
then a few nights atter he might be seen
faultlessly attired and sitting iv a box
at the theater with one of the nicest
young girls in Minneapolis. It stands
to reason that the young lady with
whom he was seen at intervals in public
places knew nothing of the fiendish
character of her escort. What must
have been her feelings could she have
looked into the mind of her handsome*
well-dressed escort, and known that
during the progress of the play he was
calmly plotting the murder of an inno
cent woman. And this was undoubtedly
what he was doing when he sat in the
theater those several nights with one of
the Mill City's respectable youug
ladies. The thought could cot have
been absent from his mind, but
his nerve enabled him to carry on a
light, easy conversation, as if the
thought of taking a human lifo was of
no consequence or not of sufficient mo
ment to iuterfere with his evening's
pleasure. What a nerve he must have
had to be able to Bit quietly in the the
ater the night of the murder and laugh
at the witticisms on the statre, all the
while knowing that poor Kittie Ging
was about to be or had been murdered
by his hired assassin.
Only a man utterly devoid of soul
and humanity could have carried him
self as Hayward did. No man with the
semblance of a heart could have even
dreamed of destroying Kittie Giniz's
life, to say nothine of laughing about
it afterwards. In the face of all the
facts and the confessions of Murderer
Blixt, Hayward yesterday had the nerve
to say:
"That murder was a most mysterious
thing. I can't understand what led to
it or who did it. Perhaps it was done
for revenge; and yet I don't see how
that can be, for 1 never knew the wom
an to have an enemy."
From this and other remarks which
he has made it is inferred that Harry
Hayward will "'stand pat" and fi^l-.c the
case to the bitter end. He was uot
feazed by Blixt's confession. The story
only brought a sniiJe to his face. The
statement that he knew uothing of
Blixt rs confession is false. He has read
the papers from beginning to end, and
he read them yesterday in the Kainsey
county jail. He was unmoved. If he
realizes the awful position he occupies
he shows no signs of it, and again is the
fellow's wonderful ntrve made appar
He denies all his brother says with
relation to the conversation in which he
sought his brother's aid in the murder
of Kitty (Jine:.
"All rot," he declares, then calmly
turns away and whistles softly to him
self. He makes the same statemeut
with regard to the stories told by Blixt.
"The fool contradicts himself," he
said, "and will not be believed on the
stand. His evidence is so shaky that it
will convict no one."
And yet there is not a man, woman or
child in Minneapolis who will not say
plainly that there is no chance of es
cape for Harry Hayward. He has led a
remarkable life, and his friends feel
that now all his jjast transgressions will
con.c to ligjit. It is believed that Ilay
ward has been guilty of countless
It is claimed that he is the murderer
of Mrs. Lena Olson, the poor woman
who \va« found dead on the shore Of;
Lake Superlo'r last August. This Mrjj,
Olson atone tune lived in Minneapolis*
near the Ozark flats, where resided Kit
tie Giug. Mrs. Olson, it Is claimed, vlfs
not only acquainted with Hay ward, but!
also with au intimate friend of . ; Hay-,
ward's. She was supposed to have con-;
stderable money. It was proved thai
she had, and also that she was the pos-',
sessor of some property in audit;- to?
the cash. One day she was lured away'
to Duluth, and two days later her life-*
leal body was found ou tv« Iwacii s'jum
distance from Duluth. It appeared a
most mysterious case, and no trace was
ever found of the murderer. It is now
claimed that Ilayward was in Dulutli at
the time, and that if lie aid not actually
murder the woman lie hired some one to
do it,and was there to see that it came off
according to programme. Nothing was
ever learned of Mrs. Olson's murderer,
and !t is thought her taking off was
a?complished In the same manner as the
killing of Kittie Ging. The "job"
savors of Uayward's style, the detect
ives say. and joining all the facts and
circumstances they are bold in the as
sertion that the death of Mrs. Olson was
brought about by this same Harry Hay
wara. He knew the woman, lie knew
she had money. He knew he cared
nothing for human life, and he knew it
was easy to get rid of a poor, weak
woman who had no particular iriends
to look after her welfare. What could
a poor woman like this one do in the
hands of a man like Hayward? From
all accounts it appears that Hayward
was "stuck" on the idea of having peo
ple decoyed to lonaly spots and there
shot down by an assassin. This is
easily believed when one gains a good
knowledge of the man's character. He
did not care one iota for the death of a
companion, to say nothing of strangers
with money. Ills sole object in life
did not seem to be the accumulation
of wealth, for he parted with the money
as readily as he received it. but to mur
der, simply murder and nothing more.
His proposal to kill MtasGiag was made
in the most ordinary tone of voice, and
was utterly lacking in the element of
sensationalism. There was absolutely
nothing dramatic about his proposition.
lie talked of it as an ordinary
business transaction. And from all
of this it can only be inferred
that he was possessed of an insane
desire for blood and destruction of
human life. Ana the worst of it was
that he did not seem to care who knew
it. There was little secrecy about his
movements. The murder of Miss Ging
was conducted, it might be said, almost
openly. Four or five people knew it
was coming off. To his brother he made
the proposition to murder, and the
brother, it seems, revolted at the idea.
Then to Blixt went Rarryi Ilayward,and
found in him a willing oal. There were
no instructions regarding secrecy of
movement. Bllxt was impressed with
the idea that it was necessary to kill
Miss Ging, and he partook largely of
the cold-blooded spirH or the thing. At
this moment he lies a fright
ened, abject, groveling coward in
the walls of the Hennepin county
jail, and his instructor is whistling
quietly to himself across the river ten
miles away. How Hayward can escape
with the testimony of two persons star
ing him in the face is a mystery. He is
hemmed in on all sides. Previous
conspiracy is proved by Hay ward's own
brother and by Blixt and by Erickson.
Almost coustant association with the
murdered eirl is proved beyond ques
tion. It has also been proved that Hay
ward plotted and planned with the
girl as to how ber money should be
played at the gaming tables. His fre
quent remarks that she must be gotten
out of the way, and his three separate
aud distinct propositions to outsiders to
aid him in the crime are circumstances
that wiil not augur well in his favor.
His previous career, his bold statements
concerning his disregard of human life,
the stones of other murders which it is
claimed were planned and execut
ed by him, all tend to show
that Hayward is a fiend of the
most pronounced descriptions and that
he is equal to anything. That is the
general opinion iv the Twin Cities and
wherever the case has become known.
No one has come forward to clear the
name of the dead girl, liayward finds
it easy to malign her character and
reputation, now that she is not here to
defend herself. And he has led the
public to believe that she was a woman
of low repute, and might have been
murdered by any one of a half dozen
persons.with whom she had come in
In spite of all this, Hayword b not
without friends. There are now in St.
Paul at least three men with money
who are watching over his case.and who
are ready at any time to lend him a help
ing hand when the opportunity offers.
It is claimed that these men are of the
Hayward type, and would not hesitate
to resort to tiny act of violence to release
th eir pal. While there have been no
fears of a fmll delivery—for such an
effort would be silly—there have been
dark rumors afloat that Hayward might
be released by some adroit move. It is
impossible. The Ramsey county jail is
strong enough to resist any onslaught
Ilayward's triends might make, and the
guard is sufficient to defeat any such
attempt. The fact remains, neverthe
less, that Hayward's friends are in the
city, and will follow him wherever he
goes*. But, for all this, Hayward will
not escape, and he is certain to have a
most searching examination before the
bar of justice when the time comes.
Thirty-six million babies annually
visit our globe. Young America is the
I most clamorous for doughnuts, and the
"uncrowned" generally get them.
Price's Cream Baking "Powder makes
by far the best. . ...
Didn't Want to Attend His Wife's
Special to tbe Globe. .
St Cloud, Dec. 10.—Claus Blixt, the
villainous murderer of poor Catherine
Glng, is known by a number of stone
cutters in this city, who worked along
side of him in p. Minneapolis stoneyard
several years ago. Iv a conversation
yesterday with one of these stonecut
ters, a Globe correspondent learned of
an incident which stamps the culprit as
a cold-blooded and inhuman being.
One day while working iv the quarry a
messenger was scut for him with a
missive that bis wife was dying and
wanted him to come home. Instead or
hastening to his dying wife's bedside,
he replied that he had no time running
after her. He was fiually induced by
his fellow workmen to quit work and go
home. His wife, as was expected,died,
v'and on the morning of the funeral (lav,
Blixt. as usual, was at his place of work.
-Vie was questioned about his BtrMlft*
action -.iiui Hinted that his dead wife
was to be buried that day. but he was
not inclined lo losu a day's work in
■ order to attend her funeral. And not
<iiii il I lie rest of the men in the quarry
h:id iaid down their work for tlie real uf
'the day to attend the tuneral iv a body
could h« b« iutiuccU to joiu them.
Strang-e Disappearance of an
Albany, N. V., Man in
Search of Health.
The Two Met and Admired
Each Other in a Gam
bling Room.
Harry Hayward May Know
Much More Than He Will
Give Up.
It is told by a St. Paul gambler and
confidence man. who refuses to allow
his identity to be revealed, that Hay
ward either caused the death or disap
pearance of a St. Paul man something
less than a year ago. This gambler,
who is a young man who earns his liv
ing by grafting and gambling, says he
knows this, for the reason that he was
solicited by Hayward to decoy the man
to an out-of-the-way place on the Snell
ing road, where Hayward or an agent
was to put a bullet in his head. He
refused absolutely to have anything to
do with the scheme, and at the time he
was somewhat frightened by Ilayward's
manner and feared that Hayward would
kill him in his anger at the refusal to
do his dirty work. A Gi.obk reporter
was closeted with the gambler for an
hour last night, and, after much ques
tioning, succeeded in getting part of the
"The man Hayward wanted killed,"
said the gambler, "was a resident of
Albany, N.V., and had come to St. Paul
for his health. He had little, if any
thing, to do to keep-his mitid occupied,
and lived in private rooms on St. Peter
street for a while, then afterwards at
the Astoria hot«»l for a month or so. He
was a fellow who had d >ne a good deal of
gambling in his own quiet way, and had
a hankering for the faro bank. One
day, when the houses in St. Paul were
temporarily closed, he went over to
Minneapolis for a ride, and while over
there wandered into a room to while
away the afternoon at the bank. He
had nothing to do, you know, but keep
healthy, and he played bank more for
the purpose of passing away the time
than for any idea of "winning much. He
played a good portion of the afternoon,
and next to him sat Hayward. The
stranger admired Hayward's style of
playing the bank, and stopped playing
himself in order to watch Hayward.who
lost several heavy bets with the most
perfect good nature. The stranger
thought him the easiest loser he had
ever seen in all his experienc*. Every
turn out of the box meant that Hayward
would either win or lose a hundred
dollars or so. Apparently he had no
idea as to the value of money, and his
friends all confirm the statement that he
was the most reckless man with money
that ever lived in the burg.
"After a while Hayward had turned
all he had into the bank. He borrowed
$400 from the dealer, who, I afterwards
learned, was afraid to refuse the loan,
for he was aware of Ilayward's cold
blooded nature and feared he might in
some way seek revenge. Hayward lost
?400, and when he arose from the table
he told the dealer to look in hades for
the $400. During his play the stranger
became acquainted with Hayward, and
little exclamations which escaped the
stranger attracted Ilayward's attention.
He seemed to enjoy, the excitement he
was creating la the stranger's breast,
and occasionally turned to him and
made some josh remark. When Hay
ward left the table, the stranger fol
lowed. They called a drink from down
stairs, and both drank frapped nbstinthe.
The strang-er seemed wholly taken up
with Hayward. and they left the
place together, going immediately to a
well-known resort, and taking a private
room with a third party who happened
in, and who was a friend of Hayward's.
The stranger wasn't very fly, because
in less than half an hour Hayward
knew all about him. Hayward also
learned that the stranger had on deposit
in a St. Paul bank a certified check for
§6.500, and also that he was insured in
the New York Life Insurance company
for ?3,000. The stranger remarked at
the time that it was hardly the thine to
tell his business to strangers, and Hay
ward laughed and said the amount of
money the stranger had wouldn't last
him a month. The stranger believed
bin) for the reason that he had seen
Hayward lose ?TOO at a single sitting,
besides MOO which he had borrowed
from the bank.
•'This was the beginning of their ac
quaintance. Two or three times after
that 1 saw Hayward and this guy to
gether in Minneapolis, and once 1 met
them on Wabasha street in St. Paul.
They were about at night most of the
time, and frequented most of the well
known resorts in St. l'aul. It was v
strange circumstance, however, that
Hayward never went iuto such places
as Reber's, Twombly's and other joints
where a man is most likely to be ob
served, but they did go together to the
Tivell and other German beer saloons.
I thought at the time, from what I
heard, that Hayward ,was out to frisk
the fellow of his 9tulf, and I am told by
some of ray pals that he said at the
time that he intended to have the fel
low's check and insurance 1 policy, if he
was able to get it.
Some time after this the fellow went
to the bank and drew out his certified
check. He gave no reason at the bank
for his action, but he sa>l to a certain
party that he and a Minneapolis friend
oi his intended to open a faro lay-out.
lie did not say where it was to be
opened. He appeared in a jolly ftame
ol mind, and had evidently been drink
ing considerably. 1 never saw the fel
low a^ain, and 1 have never been able
to find any one who has seen him siaoo
that day he drew out thd chock.
Wiittllier Hay ward murdered him or
made away with his check 1 don't
know, but we all considered it strange
that the fellow disappeared so abruptly,
and that Hayward never said anything
about him. 1 am free to confess that
several of us had our own ideas on the
subject, and gave that guy ud for dead
as soon as we heard he had disappeared.
Huyward did say, 1 believe, that the fel
low had gone back to Albany, and that
he had failed in his designs to get hold
of the check and insurance policy."
"Did Hayward display any unusual
amount of money after the man disap
peared?" was asked.
"I think I did hear some remark to
that effect." was the reply, "but 1 won't
say for sure. Nobody ever wondered, 1
guess, where Haywnrd's money came
from. They were all out for thij stutf.
and none of them were questioning the
others' methods of getting money.
Sometimes llayward would have a mil
as bit; as your arm; then again he
wouldn't have but a few dollars. But
he always loosened as much with a 'An
roll as he did with a little one. . 1 have
heard him talk about murders, and he
never did seem to care whether any
body was croaked or not. He laughed
when he heard the fellows in St. Paul
were to be strung up, and said nobody
would ever have the satisfaction of put
tine a rope around his i«ecK."
"What was the name of the man
whom you think Hayward killed?"
"1 didn't say he had killed him," was
the uneasy reply; "1 said i didn't know
anything about it; only 1 heard funny
remarks about it at the time, and drew
my own conclusions."
"What were your conclusions?"
"Well, now, what's the use telling
you that? What I would say wouldn't
cut any figure. It wouldn't do no good
anyhow, and it wouldn't help you any.
Let it go at that, will you?"
"Do you reneinber any saloons fre
quented by this stranger?"
"J have seen him at the Brunswick
one night sitting on the bench in the
front oflice. He was in low spirits at
the time, and 1 think the proprietors
took him for a sleeper and requested
him not to sleep on the bench. I saw
him one night at McDermoit's on Robert
street and again at Patsy O'Connor's."
"What kind of a looking man was
"He was a thin, sickly looking man.
a little bent and about forty years of
age. He was tall and wore a suit of
daik gray ciothes with a flowing black
necktie. For a time he was taken for
a fly cop here on some job and we gave
him the marble heart, but afterwards,
whrn he got to moving around with
Hayward, the boys spoke to him and
then forgot him. He wore a blonae
mustache and had a habit of rubbing
his fingers over his eyes. The lids
seemed always bloodshot."
The story is given for what it is
worth. The fellow who tells it inad
vertently spoke of it to a detective
friend, who in turn gave the Globk the
tip. When asked about it, the gambler
evinced a desire to avoid the "subject,
and it was only by dint of hard work
that he was induced to say anything.
He refused absolutely to give the
stranger's name, and said it could be
found out at the St. Peter street room
where he used to live. Naturally it is
hard to find that room, as there happen
to be quite a number of rooms on St.
Peter street. Inquiry at the Brunswick
failed to revive any memories of the
stranger. So many people go in and
out and loiter about the hotel day aud
night that the proprietors never think
of keeping tab on tlitm. The -night
clerk at the Astoria has no recollection
of such a case, but does remember a
iickly man who boarded thero for
a while under the name of Atkins. The
night clerk was convinced that it was
not his name, as he received mail ad
dressed in other names. The chances
are that Hayward got possession ot the
check and insurance policy and dumped
the stranger in the river.
Since "Gen'l Humidity's" defection
wholesome paatry, delicate biscuit and
spicy doughnuts materialize in well-ap
pointed homes, whilst Price's Cream
liakiujj Powder is gratefully extolled.
Mr. Hayward's Accomplishments
\l ere Varied and Numerous.
Harry Hayward was a burglar as well
as a murderer. Now that he Is so fast in
the toils that he cannot escape, people
having knowledge ot" his former crimes
have uo hesitation in telling what they
know. Hayward was so utterly reck
less that it is a wonder his crimes have
not brought him behind the bars long
before this. It ia claimed now -that, in
addition to his crime of murder, he was
the author of one of the largest rob
beries that ever occurred in a private
residence in Minneapolis. The facts,as
toid by a crook in this city who used to
be a partner of Hayward's, are given as
fully as the crook could be induced to
Somewhere around the 3d day of last
February Hayward came to St. Paul
one night with a female companion by
the uame of Uattie Haie. The girl was
dressed in ordinary clothes, and was
one of the giggling sort. Several of
Hayward's friends who saw them to
gether wondered at his taste, for he had
always sported an eye for beauty, and
was never seen beforc'in company with
a woman of ordinary appearance. Hat
tie liale's personality svas not at all
pleasine. and her dress indicated
that she was a domestic, which she
afterwards proved to be. Hayward and
Uattie went to a well-known wine
room on St. Peter street, and were clos
eted in one of the little rooms for over
an hour. During that time the bar
tender carried in several rounds of
drinks, for which Hayward paid. He
was drinking whisky, and the girl
dranK all kinds of fancy drinks. And
she dranK them down as if she were
either an old-timer at the business or
had never had anything half so good
before. They carried on au animated
conversation in a low tone, and it ap
peared to the bartender as if Hayward
was giving the girl some instructions.
The Xiii went out at the end of an
hour with a pleased smile on her face
and evidently much tickled with her
visit with the handsome Harry.
ilayward stopped at the bar and took
auother drink, remarking to the bar
tender with a sarcastic smile:
"Poor fool, 1 gave her a dose of con
she won't gel over for a month,'" mean
ing that he had, played a confidence
trame of some sort on the girl and had
in soino manner deceived !ier. Hayward
chatted pleasantly with' the hartender
fora lew moments, then made himself
Two niirhts afterwards a "swell"
residence fa Minneapolis was robbed of
considerable valuable jewelry, and the
girl who had been with llavward in St.
Paul turned out to be a domestic ein
j)lo>ed in the house. For some reason
thedetectives could never get track of
the burglars, and the case was
finally toi'Kotttin, though at the titao
there was some comment as to
the thorough failure ot the police
oulinuctl I'roiu I'ourtu k'a^e.
Harry Hayward Refuses to Talk.
Many Crimes Laid at His Door.
Blixt No Novice at Rascality.
The Stein-Saulpauih Sensation.
f ON' TiJAIN3 \ XTA ,„ . _
The Lady Anxious to Plaj
Football With Saulpaugh's i
If She Wins She Can Buy Dia
monds for a Whole Base
Ball Club.
A Girl's Parents Fulminate
and Relent, but Hubby
Runs Away.
Special to the Globe.
Mankato. Minn., Dec. 10. — Miss
Victoria Stein, plaintiff In the fatuous
Steiu-Saulpaujrh *.>O.OOO breach ol
promise case, arrived in the city today
in company with Mrs. Parker, her
mother, and her Chicago attorneys. In
appearance she looks careworn, al<
though handsomely dressed. Miss Stein
refrains from talking, and states thai
she cannot be interviewed; that her at
torney can tell all that needs telling,
and her story will be detailed in court.
Saulpauirlrs attorneys are Penny, Welsh
and liaynie, of Minneapolis.who arrived
today. The case will be called at y
o'clock Tuesday morning and jury se
lecting will consume most of the day.
Seats in the court house will be at a
premium about Wednesday.
Which Is Not of the Stentorian
Wi.vo.va, Minn.. Dec. 10.—Trempea
leau, a staid and quiet little village a
tew miles below Winona, has a sensa
tion. Joseph Drugan and Miss IJattle
(Jakes, of that place, were united in
marriage about a week ago by Justice
Gibson. The bride's parents were op
posed to the match, and a few days
after it occurred the eroom returned
home to an empty house, his bride hav
ing been spirited away by her brother,
who, it is said, used a revolver as a
forcible argument. Once at home, the
girl's parents refused to let her return
to her liege lord. The bridegroom en
deavored to have foreclosure papers
made out for his bride, but the miuious
of the law refused to issue them, and
there the matter rests.
The claim is set up by the girl's par
ents that she was made the victim of a
conspiracy; that she was induced to go
to the home of Frank Jones on some
pretext or other, where undue influence
was brought to bear to have her marry
Drugan, all of which is denied.
The latest is that the girl's parents
have repented and given consent that
Joseph take possession of his bride.
But the bridegroom cometh not. Both
Drugau and Jones, itnaginiiic they had
gotten inlo a mess, have skipped the
country and gone to the Pacific coast.
Thai the Charge Against an Aber-
dcen Editor.
Special to the Globe.
Aberdkkx, S. D., Dee. 10. —W. E.
Kidd, editor of the Star, was this after
noon arraigned in circuit court on the
charge of criminally libeling Gov.
Charles Sheldon, of this state, in the *
issue of his paper of Sept. G last. De
fendant was given until tomorrow after
noon to enter his plea. The indictment
against Kidd was regularly found by
the grand jury and was based on the
following article:
It is an insult to the church membership of
this state to attempt to array it ajraiast the
cleanly Dersonal habits ana upright life of a
man like Judge Howe and on the side of a
swassering rowdy like Sheldon, who knwos
nothing of the cummon decencies of life.and
whose whole official career has been a stench
iv the nostriis of every decent man and
woman m the state, especialy women. In
deed, it is generally understood at Pierre
that tbe action of ibc Republican council of
Pierre, granting permission to the houses of
ill-fame of that city to run wide open until
March, IS9.">, was taken for the special pur*
po?e of accommodating the governor and his
Ward B. Drury was arraigned ami indicted
for perjury, and given until tomorrow to
From repeated tests at the world's
fair ami California midwinter fair, all
other bakine powders were proven far
inferior to Dr. Price"*. Use gold medal
and highest award of boili fairs emi
nently attest this statement.
Ghastly Find in a Brown County
Special to the Globe.
Ni:\v Li.m, Minn., Dec. 10.—Alexan
der Waibet, a well-to-do farmer, who
has lived for many yrars about six miles
from this city in the town of Cottou.
wood, was found dead yesterday niorn«
ing hanging to a tree a few rotis from
the faun house, having evidently
hanged himself aud died fiom strangu
lation, lie had lately moved with his
wife to New 131 m to live, leaving the
farm in chargo of a son lately married,
and was only temporarily there. It ia
said he has several times threatened to
| hanc himself when displeased at mem
bers of his family.
The Kuralist Sold.
Spccialto the Globe.
Abkkdkkx, 8. I).. DCC. 10. — Tht
Great West company, of this city, com-
I posed iii part ot Senator Kyle and
Messrs. Kiild and Crammer, has pur-»
chased the Dakota Rurailst, of Huron,
and hereafter tlie two papers will be
issued weekly from the office of the
j Star. Messrs. Kidd and Loucks will be
! editors, but the latter will spend his
tine largely on the road in the interests
of the Industrial Lesion, a new pet of
PoduHsiik The subscription books and
other effectsof the Ruralist ruv already
iti the city, and the plant will be moved
'here when neeuett.
Clo-..-vl "ou .JvKl^iiieat*.
Special to the Globe. ;
AlU.l{l>KKN % S. I)., Dec. 10. -.]. W.
i Humphreys, dealer in general mes>
chnndise at (Trotou, has had nis store
closed on execution and jittigjMntl
amounting to $!>,oo(>. Ihimpinev came
to Grolbi) from Chuk Hbotu tttrea years
Nd Considerable litigauon ill grow'
out of thu failure.

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