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Thrilling Experience With a Pris
oner in Central Station.
V< 1. XVII.—I RICE TWO CENTP—{ £&¥»'&}
'he Rotund and Jocund Man
kato Hotel Man Goes on
the Stand.
Sut He Had to Have the Side-
Splitting- Merriment Just
the Same.
Kiss Stein Dreamed of Find
ing- Her Joker on a
Chrihtmas Tree.
Ircoiftl to the Glor>e
Maxkato, Minn., Dec. 19.—The sen
lation of the eighth day of the Stein-
Baulpaugh trial was the appearance on
the stand of Clarence 11. Saulpauch, the
defendant, who took ihe oath at 9a. in.,
and, without the least excitement or
embarrassment, recited the events lead
ing up to the Initial meeting with Miss
Stein in Omaha. He had never made a
promise of marriage.aud never intended
to enter matrimony with the woman,
and that her overtures to him were met
with blank refusals in every instancy
He further said: '-1 have lived in Man
kato rive years. I first met the plaintiff
in Omaha in the spring of ISSS. Was
there on business, and George Webber
gave me a letter of introduction to her.
The second time I was there, that is,
the spring of ISSS, 1 went to see her at
her bouse and talked a while, she giv
ing me her name as
Alice Hootlt.
"The beginning of our correspondence
was a letter she wrote saying a toy
truuk had been sent me as a joke. I
met her again in Chicago during the
Republican convention in ISSS. I
ItopDed at Bulk's hotel on Madison
Street. After a week 1 went to Min
ueaDolls and she to Omaha. She said
Bhe had some business in Denver and
expected to co there soon, and after
wards to co to Chicago and live. While
In St. Paul we roomed at the Astoria.
She was at the United Stated hotel
when 1 came a^aiu. She stayed there
a while and then removed to 451 St.
Peter street. I went to see ncr about
every week during this time, for I lived
In Minneapolis then and 1 paid all her
expenses. In May, 1889, she moved to
the corner of St. Peter and Fourth
streets to room. It was about this time
She spoke of coming down here. She
said she wanted to rtform, and she kept
begging me until I consented to her
coming. She was to get $25 per month
and board. She occupied the position
©1' Iloutekeeper
from Aug. 15, '80. till May 9, '90. Along
In February my tather came and wanted
to know what kind of a woman she was,
and, as he found out from some travel
ing men, I told her she would have to
£0. She said she wouldn't go: and, if
she did, she didn't know where to go.
I told her she had always intended to
go to Chicago, and why not go there,
and meanwhile I'll try and get my
father's consent to her coming back
again. She felt sore, and said it was
not a right thing to do, as she was try
ing to reform. 1 did not know until a
little while before she came that she
had a husband living. She said to me
one day: '1 am going to get a divorce
from my husband, and 1 want to get it
In Minneapolis, so no one here will hear
nbout it.' In about four or five weeks
lieoriwd Her Divorce
and gave it to me to keep. 1 never
asked her to get this divorce so 1 could
marry her. She left the hotel in May,
•90. wl in the intention " going to Chi
cago. .She said she wanted to rent
rooms there, but failed to find any, and
along the last of .June or the first of July
she came back to St. Paul. Did not
to her to go to Chicago. She
went of her own free will. Before leav
ing 1 never Mid* l would come to Chica
go and marry her or anything of the
kind. She stayed in St. Paul until the
following sprint:, renting rooms from
Mrs. Wlnslow at 310 St. Peter street.
She remained there u;itll some time in
November, '90. She soon removrd to a
place kept by .Mrs. Loornis. in the
spring or summer of "Jl she wanted me
to take
A Trip Uiili Her
on the lakes, starting at Duiuth and
taking in Niagara Falls. When she re
turned slie came back to Mrs. Loomls'
and stayed until the Ist of August. '91.
1 secured her some rooms at the Utopia,
where she stayed until April or xMay,
•92. During all this time I gave her
money enouch to pay all expenses. I
paid her front f 125 to 150 a month, and
even theu she was complaining. She
wanted to go into the ladios' furnishing
goods business, and, If not. she would
a flat and have furnished rooms.
At this time she had two certificates of
deposit, one for 11,500 and *,he other for
$8,000. .She didn't want to break Into
these certificates, and asked me to pay
her expenses. She went to Los An
geles and San Diego, and from there to
Portland, Or. 1 received this letter from
"Tools" a Letter Writer.
San Diego, Cal., April 3.'03. My Dear
Saul: Letter received this morning; also
draft for SSO. Maiiy thanks for same." Am
afraid I'll not have enough money to Kettle
down with In case I iln<\ it suitable location.
In case I don't, Ii! telegrepb. ]f you will
only hold me up (ill I get settled, I'll never
Mk you for more money. I know you have
been good and kind to me. aud I'll never ask
you for more money. I'll try soon and make
expenses nnd so make it easier foryou. How
Is your mother now. Lots of love and kisses.
God Mesa you. Forgive me for writing that
letter. -Toots."
Tliere Were Others.
Baulpaugb said other letters of a sim
ilar nature were received, in which she
asked for money. A later letter was
written in which she asks Saulpaugh
for her diamonds. While here on one
tccasion piaiutiff asked him for f7,000
GU66r Daamla The TToirciny of th!» handsome book ft \ \ \ « // / m * P&lmfif GflY ■ Jhi?T ei!l? U pOf' °{^, c frsatast an<J funniest bdofcfof,
LUSCI rCOpIC being rabidly exhausted, and all parents who *.\\\ If/* P&lltlfirGfilf. Jf th'?»"fh<>' 1 of the ?r?ftt9St and funniest boote for
• r desire to ive their little ones a literary Christ- V \.\\\ \ I f / V rttlMCI UUA tho Little People that was ever written. Its quaint
mas treat that will lnst tlnm all the year run ml should not fnil 10 call tit >v X V^_» 'W" X W If/ S-' «,!„„. „a «< ness and word paintings of curious things with
the ULOBE Uoom at once or semi for it by malL There ar« X \ l*^\ il/^V/ / >^ riirf rot,™^SHZ*» U, i cla,w^t i» I ,r, l;'>', rae '. Dd rose-ls -ll" won
oightpam, und 10 Ceuts in Bilver secures each part. V^ X N>kr% \JL J*/ W W^X S^ wall Get one immediately at GLOBE Couuting Uoom or send for it by
\ #y fLj V^ >^ lua.il. lo Cento ia ailver secureb each part. *
or a deed to some property hi Rock Isl
anii. lie did not occupy a room with
Uer while hero. Several times she tried
to kiss uiut, but lie reaented. On one
occasion she put her arms around ins
iit-ck and kissed him, without his con-
Bent and ajraiust iiis will. She proposed
to him in St. Paul in 1890. His letters
referring to marriage simply meant
married for a short time. We always
lunched and drank beer together in St.
Paul. His letter to her referring to
"Ciib" getting him in trouble reterred
to Gibson whisky, which they drank to
gether, In the cross-examination Saul
pauich said he never paid Baxter for
getting her divorce from her husband.
Saulpauglt. becoming rattled at tho
rieid cross-examination, was almost
overcome, and said: "Can't say 1 ever
loved this woman.'' '
lluve !!«<i>n Wry FoollOi,
and would like to apologize to every
body here for it. Went to the Junction
wi;h her when she went away. I did
it because 1 could as well do it. I slept
in room til the Monday evening suc
ceeding the day of her arrival. When
plaintiff left Uankato and 1 went to the
Junction, 1 did not ask her to remain in
St- Paul until 1 could come and marry
her. Clibson meant whisky in ail cases.
Ali expressions ever used when 1 re
ferred to marriage, or spoke of our
children were simply jokes. 1 was
never la earnest. 1 meant what
1 said in my letters. I thought aome
thiiifr. of Miss Stein, and when I wrote
telling her how badly 1 felt at her being
away 1 meant what I saiJ. When 1
said 'Toots, if we separate, 1 don't care
whether 1 live or die,' 1 was only mak
ing a joke. In one of my letters, when
1 said 1 expected to have my wife as
housekeeper, 1 meant simply that when
1 did get married I should have my
wife as housekeeper. I was not en
gaged to any one then. When 1 spoke
of seeing my father, 1 only meant that
1 was trying 10 get him to take her back
as housekeeper." This letter was read
the last thitig before adjournment of
court tonight.
Sweetest Thins on l.mtli.
St. Paul, Dec, 7, 1890.—My Dear Saul:
Tliis is a lovely day for this time of year, ana
I wish you were here. I dreamt last ulght
that you were on a Christmas tree nud 1 toolc
a lone stick and knocked you dowu. How
are all your children—Jack, Pete, Fritz aud
sau!. Be a good boy, and come down as
soon as possible. You are the sweetest
thing on earth. Lots of love and Kisses.
Yours, -Toots."
Before Saulpaugh went on the stand
testimony against Miss Stein was given
by Pul'cemau John Leonard, of Minne
apolis; Policeman John Murphy, of St.
Paul: Sertreav.t P. W. Schweitzer, of
St. Paul; Mrs. Mary B. liaine aud Mrs.
Millie Dillon, or Chicago.
One Hnndreti Present at the An-
nual Meeting.
Special to the Globe.
Noisthfikm), Minn., Dec. T9. —At
the state grauge annual ateeting here
yesterday and today 100 were present.
Resolutions were passed favoring the
enlargement of the school of agricuit
ure so as to admit girls, favoring the re
ductiou of parcel postage rather than
the extension of free delivery, and in
structing the executive committee to
reorganize dormant granges, and to ex
tend the work. The officers; elected are:
Master. Sarah G. Band, Richfield:
overseer, James W. Alexander, North
field; lecturer. C. L. Smith, Minneapo
lis; steward, Gilbert Wish, Northfield;
assistant steward, Frank King, Glen
wood; chaplain, J. 1). Taylor, Minne
apolis; treasurer, Mrs. J. D. SchofieM,
Blootnington; secretary, Augusta J.
Adams; gatekeeper, J. S. Alexander,
Northfield: Ceres, Mrs.J.E.Bull,Edina;
Pomona, Mrs. J. T. Alexander, North
field; Flora, Ellen Johnson, Northfield;
lady assistant steward, Celeste Stancli
lield, Minneapolis.
Row That Was Not Down on the
Davenport, 10., Dec. 19.—There was
a new scene at the opera house last
night. Charles Dickson and his corn
were playing "A Jol'y Good Fellow"
under difficulties, and these became so
apparent that Mr. Dickson. between the
third aud fourth acts, made an explana
tion, lie said that an apology was due
the Udy who appeared as Marget, be
cause she was suddenly cast for the
character. The reason was that his
own wife had fallen into the sulks and
refused to appear. Mr. Dicksou'ssevere
criticism of his wife created a sensation
and may lead to a separation.
fcad Scene at a i-'uribault Photog-
Spedalto the Globe.
Fakiuai;i/i, Minn., Dec. 19.— One of
our photographers was surprised today
when a lady customer called with the
corpse ot a tew months old baby In her
arms desiring its picture taken. Soon
the father came with a casket in his
arms. The photo was secured. The par«
ents desired the permission and it was
granted of leaving the remains. After a
number of hours devoted to shopping
affairs, the sad pair returned,taking the
body back home, some litteen miles
distant, for burial.
3,000 Pipes Per Day.
Special to the Globe.
Ai.ni.KT Lea, Dec. 10. -Alb«rt Lea
city and Freeborn couiity gave $1,104.7(3
in cash, besides a large, amount of cloth
ing and bedding for tiie lire sufl>rers,
and as much more could have beeu se
cured with more thorough work*
William St. John di*«d at his home in
the town of Bath a few days ago at the
age of twenty-three years. He had been
ill for several mouths, and had been a
young man of prominence in his coui
The cob pipe factory Is In full blast,
and employs seven or eight hands. The
output Is auout .3,000 pipes per day.
Kicked to Death.
Dkla.NO, Minn., Dec. 19.—A saloon
row. which took place here a week ago
last Saturday night, has resulted fatally,
Frank Davis dyuitr last iiieht from the
effects or a kicking then received".
Davis and August Bernick got into a
squabble, and Davis, who was drunk,
threw a glass of beer In I3ernick's face,
when he was thrust trom the saloon.
Uutside he got into an altercation with
a bystander and was severely kicked by
the two men. ■:--v.
Peter Morgan Gives Up.
Faribault, Minn., Dec. 19.— Peter
Morgan, who shot Carl SueßS Monday
night and escaped the police and bid in
the woods near here, came in and gave
himself up this morning to the police,
Strong Opposition to His New
Currency Schema Is De
veloping 1.
The Measure in the House Are
Rapidly Increasing in
Bland Will Offer a Silver Sub
stitute—Senate Discusses
Washington, Dec. 19.—An unex
pectedly strong opposition to the Car
lisle currency bill now before the
house is disclosed by the list of those
who have asked for time to speak on the
measure. Two lists have been made,
one for members of the banking com
mittee who wish to be heard, and the
other for members not on the commit
tee. The committee, list shows the
members divided on party lines, except
Representative Kills (Dem., Ky..), who
hns asked for time to speak against the
bill. The other list shows fourteen
members who will speak for the bill
and thirty against it. Of the thirty
against it eighteen are Democrats. The
list of speakers is as follows:
For the Bill —McCreary, Pendleton
(W. Va.), ByDuin, Talbert. Lane, Berry,
Briekner, Sickles, Caruth, Tracey,
Livingston, Gresham, Coombs, Stock
Against the Bill — Dingley (Rep.),
Sibley (Dem.), Beedrix (Dem.;, Cockran
(Uem.), Bowers (Rep.), Bland (Dcin.),
Hatch (Dem.), Beltzhoover (Dem.),
Coffeeo (Dem.), McLturtn (Dem.),
Bryan (Dem.), Daniels (Rep.), Weadock
(Dem.), Powers (Rep.). C. W. Stone
(Rep.), C. K. Bell (Dem.), Lacey(Rep.),
McGuire (Dem.), Richardson, of Michi
gan (Dem.); Newland (Silverite). Dolli
ver (Rep.), Simpson (Pop.), Pence (Pop.),
Boen (Pop.), Cooper (Dem., Tex.), Raw
iins (Deui.), Holman (Dem.), Neill
(Dem.). J. C. Bell (Pop.), Little (Dem.).
All of those for the bill are Demo
era's. Those against it are: Democrats,
18; Republicans, 7; Populists, 4, and
Newlands, silver, 1.
Secretary Carlisle was atthecapitol
today for some time prior to the assemb
ling of the house, where the Carlisle
plan of currency revision is being de
The secretary sought Chairman
Sprinsrer, of the banking and currency
committee, but ua he did not arrive at
(he house until late, Mr. Carlisle joined
Speaker Crisp in his private office. As
far as could be learned Mr. Carlisle
made no suggestions as to the length of
the debate or time of taking a vote.
The main purpose of Mr. Carlisle's visit
was to put the Democratic leaderu in
possession of information to overcome
certain criticisms advanced agains the
bill. It had been urged on the floor yes
terday and elsewhere that the Car
lisle plan might result in loss
by the government. Mr. Carlisle
pointed out, however, that it was the
universal agreement among bankers
that the so-called Baltimore plan could
occasion no possible loss to the govern
ment. He further pointed out that his
plan had a safety fund of 30 per c«nt
greater than that provided in the Balti
more plan. From this he showed that
if the bankers were correct in their
unanimous agreement that the Balti
more plan could occasion no loss to the
government, it was even more certain
that the Carlisle bill, now up, could oc
casion no loss. It has been considered
advisable to let the present debate run
along without any rule, as it is proceed
ing satisfactorily thus far. It will then
be put under the five-minute rule with
the desiie to have a vote Tuesday, Jan.
9. In case there is opposition to the
vote at that tima a rule will be brought
in, as there is no purpose to let the de
bate run beyond that date.
For the Currency Bill—House Con-
tinues Currency Debate.
Washington, Dee. 11).—The debate
on the currency bill continued uninter
ruptedly in the house today. Messrs.
Johnson (Rep., lnd.} and Ellis (Deiu.,
Ky.) opposed it, and Mr. Warner (Dein.,
N. V.) supported it. The speech of
Mr. Ellis was of rather a sensational
character, and the applause it received
from the free silver D*mocrats indicated
plainly the unalterable opposition of
the silver ruen of the house to Carlisle's
plan. Mr. Bland, the silver leader,
gave notice that he would offer his frea
silver bill as a substitute to the bill.
Mr. Johnson (Kep.. Ind.). one of the
representatives of the minority of the
banking and currency committee,
opened the debate today with a vigor
ous speech in opposition to the Carlisle
bill. Admitting the defects in our cur
rency system, he said, their correction
would uot be obtained by the passage
of a bill along the lines suggested by
the banking and currency committee.
It was much easier to attack the present
system than offer a safe substitute for
it. The present system had given the
country a greenback currency which
enabled the government to carry on the
war, and it produced a market for our
bonds in the hour of danger and peril.
The currency it produced had never
been questioned. While remedial
legislation might be advisable, this was
no time for experimental legislation.
There was no need of indecent speed.
Congress in this matter could well alford
to make haste slowly.
The exigencies confronting the treas
ury had, Mr. Johnson said, constrained
the majority members of the committee
to affix their signatures to a report
which, in many respects, they did not
approve. He took up the bill section by
section and attacked its various pro
visions. He recalled Mr. Springer's op
position to the repeal ot the 10 per cent
tax on state banks last spring and his
present advocacy of a provision for its
ippeal in this bill. "1 know of no
6tian£e oi heart comparabln to it," said
Mr. Johnson, "in either sacred or pro
fane history, unless it was the convo
siou of Saul of Tarsus. But there the
parallel end*, for Saul was converted to
the right, while the gentleman from
Illinois baa been couv«rt«4 to the
wrong." [Republican applause.]
Mr. Warnor LDum., fl, y.), J a iw a
member of the committee on banking
and currency, took the floor in support
of the pending measure. Mr. Warner
denied that the bankers who had ap
peared before the committee were op
posed to the Carlisle bill. With two
exceptions—Mr. St. John, of New York,
and A. J. Warner, of Ohio—he de
clared every banker who appeared be-
fore the committee had indorsed the
principles upon which the Carlisle bill
was bas6d and In many cases had ap
proved its details.
Mr. Ellis (Dem., Ky), who followed
Mr. Warner, was tin* lirst Democratic
member of the banking and currency
committee to attack the Carlisle bill.
At the outset he proclaimed that he
was convinced that its passage would
remedy none of the defects of the pres
ent tinancial system. In the commit
tee two conflicting theories had strug
gled for supremacy. One urged by the
officials of tho government who desired
protection from tho assaults of the gold
speculators, and the other urged by the
bankers who sought to extend their
privileges and extend their power and
profits. The people had nothing to hope
from such schemes. He charged that
behind the bill were the same influences
that forced the repeal of the Sherman
act, and who on that occasion had pre
dicted that prosperity would follow.
The repeal of the Sherman law having
now admittedly failed, this currency
scheme had been instituted, pres-ted
forward by the same high authority.
For thirty years the Democratic party
had condemned the national bank sys
tem, yet It was now proposed not only
to perpetuate the system.but to perpetu
ate it in a form more objectionable than
it at present existed. Mr. Ellis, in
conclusion, charged the Democratic
party in congress with being false to its
Chicago platform pledges In not passing
a tarilf bill for revenue only; in not re
pealing outright the 10 per cent lax on
state banks, and in not restoring
slyer to its position as a money metal
on t!ie same terms with gold. "Demo
cratic promises," 6aui he, "will not be
redeemed until the people elect a Demo
cratic president. When that day comes,
as 1 believe it will, tho chief executive
will not be chosen from that small and
select class who bellevo that ali the
financial integrity and capacity in this
country is quarantined on Manhattan
Mr. Terry (Dem., Ark.) gave notice of
an amendment he should offer to make
circulating notes redeemable by the
banks issuing them in equal parts In
gold and silver.
A resolution was passed to allow the
governor of New Hampshire and staff
on the floor of the house during th« ex
ercises in connection with the dedica
tion of the statues of Webster and Stark.
At 5:20 the committee roae and the
house adjourned.
favor AltairK.vnox.
Chiefs Arthur and Clark Before
the Liabur Committee.
Washington, Dec. 19.—An interest
ing session of the house committee on
labor was held today, Chief Arthur, of
the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engi
neers, and Chief Claik, of tho Brother
hood of Railway Conductors, being
heard on the question of national arbi
tration of strikes. Miss Ida Wells, the
young colored woman who had lectured
through Europe against Southern
lynchings, was among those present,
being anxious to secure a hearing on
Representative Blair's resolution fo.r an
investigation of lynching.
Labor Commissioner Wright's bill for
a national commission o* arbitration
was read, but as the measure ia not vet
in bill form, Messrs. Arthur and Clark
reserved their opinionson this particular
bill until later. They represented them
selves unqualiliedly In favor of federal
arbitration. Mr. Arthur said that his
organization would not even object to
compulsory arbitration. Mr. Clark's
views were along the same line of gen
eral aporoval of arbitration. The chief
agreed also that the plan of national in
corporation of labor organizations, the
individuals to be subject to removal for
violence or lawlessness, was desirable
so long as the individuals were not
made personally liable tor the acts of
the organization as a whole. Chuiiman
McGann, of the labor committee, has
introduced Commissioner Wright's bill
and expects to resume hearings on it
after the holidays. At that time also
Miss Wells will be heard on the lynch
ing question.
They Want the Holiday Recess to
Begin Today.
Washington, Dec. 19.—The time of
adjournment of congress for the holi
days will apparently depend entirely
upon the house. A majority of the
members of the senate would prefer to
have the recess begin after the close of
the Webster-Stark ceremonies tomor
row, but the word received from the
house is that such a proceeding will be
antagonized, and that the house will
probably not consent to adjournment
until Saturday. In this event it is pos
sible that the senate will adjourn from
tomorrow until Saturday, and that the
few senators who will be lett will ad
journ over until after the huliflays in
accordance with an agreement that may
be effected with the Mouse. It looks as
if it would be very difficult to hold a
quorum in the.senate after tomorrow,
and it is upon the probability of not
holding it that the prediction of the ad
journment until Saturday is based.
Ex-Director General Davis Work
ins to tiot the German Embargo
Washington, Dec. 19.—George TL
Davis, director of the world's fair, has
arrived in Washington as a member of
a committee of Western boards of trade
endeavoring to secure tho removal of
the German embargo on American cattle
aud meats. Ha holds that the real im
portance of ttii.s trade has been very
much under-e=timatcd, and expresses
the belief that the last action of the
German government iv sending inspec
tors to Great Britain forebodes tho cut
ting ott of th 6 importation of the meat
trade with Germany which reaches that
country through England. Mr. Davis
is opposed to retaliation, and is devot
ing his energies to securing cpugres
sional action on the president's pUn of
repealing the discriminating duty on
German bounty-paid sugars.
Turpie Continues His Opposition
to the Ulll.
Washington, Dec. 19.— Practically
all of the time of the sonata was oetva
pied lay by speeches on the Nicara
gua canal bill. Mr. Turpia (Dem., lnd.),
who has beeu speaking daily since Mon
day, completed his speech against the
bill, making a critical analysis of the
various provisions of tho measure. At
its c-juclusion he offered an amendment
providing for the appointment of v
board of thretj engineers to make a sue
vey and estimate of the cost of the canal.
This was as far as congress ought to go
at thin session, lim thought.
.Senator Perkins, of California, al»o
favored the b.uildingof the canal, aiid
pointed out tiiu benefits which- ht
thought would accrue from its construc
tion. The scuatt, after-«t-«iiioiV«iU;ca-*
Uyo session, udj<juruo4> '
Assumed by Minneapolis Pa
pers on the Speak
Speakers, Governors and Sen
ators Elected Without Aid
From Hennepin.
The Contest Over the Sena
torship to Begin in Ear
nest Monday.
"fleunepin county seems to be more
concerned over the speakership contest
than all the rest of the state put to
gether," remarked a gentrenian in this
city yesterday. "The newspapers over
there an; Mining np the matter in a way
that indicates that they are afraid of
being left on more than one of their
plans." he added. The fact that the
Hennepin delegation is not a unit for
Capt. Van Sant was concealed by thoso
who made haste to declare that the unit
rale had been adopted by part of the
delegation. When one of the delegates
gave the snap away, aud declared that
he would not be bound without being
consulted, the men who "are expecting
to get their share of the patronage" or
even more than that began to fume.
The papers were appealed to for the
purpose of sending broadcast tlie state*
merit that a majority of the delegates
had bound up Urn entlro representation
and that all would havtj to come into the
Another gentleman said thac the rea
son given in the Minneapolis papers for
wanting to dereat Mr. Gibba, namely,
because they want to kill him off for
governor in 189(5, so as to make room for
a Minneapolis man, is nut the real rea
son for their opposition, the actual
reason beiug, it is rumored, that in
case of an election as speaker, Mr.
Gibbs would be a candidate for United
States senator against Gen. Washburn.
They think to be able to kill him off as
a possible candidate for senator, know
ing that he would be a dangerous rival
of the present senator. Another reason
given is, that it is the plan designed by
the Washburn managers to test the
sentiment on the senatorial matter.
Those mana2fTs^Bauuo?Hia*the positive
instructions of Senator Washburn, to
have the delegation divide the vote on
speaker. This instruction was given
when he left for Washington, but when
it became evident that members of the
legislature would not come out and de
clare themselves in favor of his re-elec
tion, another plan had to be resorted to,
aud the declaration for speaker, with a
flourish of trumpets, was the result of
a carefully planned scheme. Thus far
this scheme has fallen flat, and yet with
all this men are not coming out for
VVushburn. The opposiug wing is en
joying the situation hugely.
Van Sant Is Hustling.
Capt. Van Bant put in an active day
iv the hotels yesterday. He was backed
by a number of Grand Army friends
and lumber operatives. They did pa
tient work all uay. Capt. Van bant said
that he had nothing new to oiler on the
situation, lie is still working and has
lair prospects.
Gibbs In the Field.
Farmer Gibbs arrived at the Mer
chants' last evening, fresh from his
farm. Ills eye looked bright and his
lips were set a little firmer. Last night
he bad talks with a number of members
of the legislature, who are in the city,
and with friends. Asked for his
thoughts on the situation, lie said:
"There is no possibility of my drawing
out of the race, as indicated in a Alin
m-aDolis paper. I will be iv the race
until the last moment, and you can say
this. While every candidate would, as
a matter of course, like to have llen
uepin county vote for him, yet it is a
fact that governors have ueen nom
inated and United States senators
elected without the aid of Hennepin
county. Gibbs was also elected speaker
once without the aid of lienuepiu
county, and may be elected again witn
out her aid. That was a time, too,when
llenuepin county had as large propor
tion of the Republican votes as she has
now. At that time she, and the counties
nearby, had one-third enough votes to
Asked about the statement that it Is
desired to kill him off as a candidate
for governor two years hence, Mr. Gibbs
replied: "I am a candidate for speaker
at present and expect to be elected."
Will Shell Pull Out?
Dan Shell, of Worthlngtou, is ex
pected iv the city today. He will come
up with the indorsement for speaker of
the Southwestern Editorial association,
which covers twelve counties. He se
emed the indorsement at a meeting
held Tuesday at YVortbington. It i 9
expected that there will be a confer
ence on the speakership belweeu his
and the Gibbs representatives.
!Sot for Vau Sant.
John Zelch said that it is not true, as
olaiiued by the Minneapolis papers,
that the Washington delegation is for
Capt. Vao Sant. The delegation will
meet agaiu next Tuesday and decide
whom they will support. At present
two out of three of the delegates are
opposed to ('apt. Van Sant.
Warner Denies It.
Eli S. Warner stated last evening that
h*» had never said that there was a
•'likelihood of Mr. Gibbs being: defeat
ed." He had, on the contrary, said nil
alomr, and believes now, that tiibbfl
will be elected speaker. lie admitted
havinc said to a Minneapolis delegate,
i i a sarcastio w,iy, that, since lionnepin
couuly bad declared ,for VanSaut, he
supposed it was expected that Ramsey
county would go orer to their side.
ipt. Van rs.uit was asked for a state
ment of his Rtrenffth, but said he pre
ferred uoi giving any tigures at present
uuuier lUau Ui&fc lie hu Übie ifU'tU n»4
Sixth district delegations pledged to
A Newspaper War.
The fight, between the Republican
papers of St. Paul and those or Minne
apolis, over the selection of an expert
printer for the state is heartily enjoyed
by those wiio are not concerned in "the
matter. Minneapolis is championing the
cause of Mr. Stevens, and the papers
here are for Mr. Ramaley, and they are
waging as hot a war on that question :is
It they expected the people to pitcli in
and help the matter along. The con
troversy started in the country papers,
but was mild compared with the badger
ing now going on In the Republican
dailies of the Twin Cities.
Headquarters Open.
There is still some new gossip on the
senatorial matter. It has been stated
by Minneapolis papers that Senator
Wnshbufii will surely be home in a day
or two, ana will open his headquarters
at the Windsor Monday. One of the
papers gave a description of the suite
of parlors and private rooms of Senator
Washburu and Maj. Hale, and added
that they look out open the capitol. As
a matter of fact, they overlook Minne
apolis as much or more than they do the
capitol, as the building ailuded to can
not be seen from any room in the suite.
There is an attempt to conceal the
fact that the senator is coming home
earlier than was expected. When he
went to VVashineton he authorized the
publication of the statement that he
was going to attend to his duties in the
senate. It is said that he had an im
portant measure in which he is inter
ested laid over, so that he could come
home and look after his fences before
the adjournment for the holidays.
Washbiirii Coming Home.
The headquarters for the anti-Wash
burn people showed considerable ac
tivity yesterday. The rnbitues seemed
in a cheerful mood. Senator Sabin will
leave for the East today, and will be
gone for a couple of days, lie will be
back Monday, and will then camp on
the ground untii the contest is ended.
Municipal Charter Talk.
A conference will be held tonight in
the office of Senator Hiram F. Stevens,
in the Chamber of Commerce building.
The proposed municipal charter bill
will be discussed. There will be pres
ent representatives of the Ramsey coun
ty delegation and also from the various
commercial bodies of the city.
W. A. Foland. of the Beson Times, is
a new ca didate for assistant secretary
of the senate.
Statesmen In Town,
Several senators and representatives
elect made their appearance in the city
yesterday, but they are gentlemen who
have been here recently, and have no
new subjects upon winch to be quoted.
Among them are: Senator E. j. Jones,
of Morris; Senator W r. C. Masterman,
Stillwater; Senator George D. McAr
thur, of Blue Earth City; Representa
tives A. B. Krlly, Northfield: G. D.
Post, Lake City; Senator R. E. Thomp
son, Preston, and Senator Henry Keller,
of Sauk Center.
M. J. powling, of Renville, is in the
city. UU canvass for clerk of the house
is not«eriousiy opposed.
Rev. Israel Bergstrom, of Litchfiekl,
is at the Windsor. His friends are mak
ing a canvass in his interest lor chap
lain or the senate. He is a young and
active member of the cloth and is pastor
of the Episcopal church in the city
mentioned. His friends promise that
his prayers will not be long winded, but
fervent. He took an active interest in
the state campaign.
Numbers 17, 13, 19 aud 20 have been
added to this popular series. Mail or
ders for all or any part of this work
will receive prompt attention. City
subscribers will be supplied at count
ing room Saturday, 22d. Twenty parts,
each part complete in itself, 10 cents
each (no stamps). Globe Art Depart
Crisis Caused by Bank Failures
Precipitates Suffering.
St. Johns, N. F., Dec. 19. — The
shareholders of the Commercial bank
ratified the selection of trustees made
yesterday, and directed them to apply
to the supreme court today to wind up
tlie bank's affairs. The whole situation
will be considered by the court on Dee.
28. Meanwhile the shareholders' nom
inees were xppointed temporary trus
tees by the court.
The bank's liabilities are: Current
accounts. 1294,000; savings banks, ?-IHO,
--0U0; depositors, $405,000; bank notes in
circulation, 1640,000; exchanges re
turned, 52:»O,O00. Total, 11.989,000.
Public opinion in regard to Mr. Pitts'
gold transaction with the bank has un
dergone a change. Mr. Pitts was draw
ing interest on the gold, while it is sup
posed he hail in his possession the se
curities mortgaged to the London ft
Westminster bank to be held in trust
by the Union bank. No formal mort
gage bavins been executed, these se
curities will be claimed by the trustees
for the profit of the whole body of the
creditors. It is certain that several per
sons In the immediate confidence of
some of the directors withdrew large
sums of money from the bank on Satur
day before the troubles of the institu
tion vyere publicly known. This sub
ject will be thoroughly sifted.
The government w m introduce a bill
in th« legislature to legalize the notes
of both the Commercial and the Union
banks, according to a percentage to be
iixed by a joint committee which is now
sitting. The papers are tilled with
schemes for meeting the difficulties.
From the various suggestions some
thing satisfactory to the whole public
may b« devised. The condition of tliu
poorer classes, who are badly in want
of food, is becoming more precarious.
Mail steamers filied with provisions are
bc-:i£ dispatched by tfof government to
the localities where the destitution is
the worst.
James Cu6Bick Is Set at Liberty
at Grand iiapids.
Special to the Globe.
Grand Rapids, Min!i., Dec. 10.—
The murder of Joseph Drake having
occurred in Cass county, Marshal Kelly
last evening wired the sheriff of that
county at Brainerd the particulars of
the crime and Informed him that the
murderer, James Cussick, was beinc
held in jail subject to his (the sheriff's)
orders. Mr. Keily received an answer
today, in which the sheriff says he
knows nothing of any murder having
been committed in C";i!«s county. Conse
quently Kelly today released the mur
derer trom custody, aud he is now at
Pine County Farmers.
Special to the Globe.
Pine City, Minn., Dec 19.—The iMit
nesoia State Farmers' institute closed a
very successt'il and interesting session
here today. Supt. O. C. Gregg has
charge or the work, ably assisted by the
beat corps of specialists in their several
daparuneuts that haa ever beeu before
tue. lumen vi tliis alato.
PEICE TWO CENTS— {£U^SrM_xa 354.
It Takes the Jury Less Than
Two Hours to Deter
mine It.
When the Young" Clerk Is
Surrounded by His Rel
Judge Brill at Once Ordered
Leonard's Release From
Charles Leonard, the Omaha railroad
clerk, accused of murder in the second
degree for the killing of Charles J.
Luth, has been acquitted. The jury
retired at 4:20 yesterday afternoon aud
agreed on a verdict of acquittal a few
minutes before 6.
At 5:25 the deputy sheriff appeared
before Judge Brill ami announced that
tlie jury would like to report. He was
instructed to bring them into court, and
after the usual formalities had been
performed and the clerk had gone
through his functions, Charles Leonard
breathed tiie air of freedom, and his
wife, his father, his mother, his brother
and a hundred friends clustered around
him in the court room and offered their
congratulations. After Judge Brill had
discharged the jury without remarks.
Counsel O'Brien aro^e and asked if his
client would be released. County At
torney Pierce Butler said the prosecu
tion was entirely willing and the court
so ordered.
Leonard Testifies.
At the morning session of court, in
terest centered in the testimony of the
defendant and Albert Nash, his com
panion at the time of the untortunate
homicide. All day long Samuel Leon
ard, the father of the defendant, sat
closely by the side of his son, while
Leonard's wife and his mo her occupied
seats together directly back of the ac
cused. Mrs. Luth and her child were
also on hand, as was the usual number
of railroad employes.
Leonard's testimony was, in sub
stance, as follows:
"I am married and have two children
and am twenty-eight years old. lam
stenographer and clerk in office of di
vision superintendent of Eastern divis
ion of Omaha road. 1 have been in em
ploy of the road since 188 S. During the
strike 1 assisted in outside work, as
lireman, switchman and in guarding
passenger trains from the interference
of outside parties. Some of the clerks
were out of work on account of the
strike. My servic s were voluntary.
There was no direct request for that
sort of work, but 1 thought the
request was implied. Sunday July 1,
1 went on Tram No. 4 as a fireman.
1 did switching on freight trains, and
helped guarding trains, and was often
up late in the morning doing the out
side work and the office work. For the
most part 1 was at work outside, anil
continued in the work until the 14th. I
can't say tnat stones were ever thrown
at me. One day 1 went to dinner on
Payne avenue with a friend. 1 had my
working clothes on and the girl at the
house asked me if 1 was what they
called a 'scab.' "
On objection, witness was restrained
from giving testimony relating to the
Mr. O'Brien asked Leonard if he re
Anythiii™ to Eat,
to which Mr. Butler objected, contend
ing that it was immaterial whether the
girl gave him something to eat.
Leonard's attorney replied with sar
casm, stating that "if the authorities
during the strike had exercised the
same degree of care In preventing dis
order as they do now in mating ob
jection, this tragedy might not have
The court allowed the ouestiou to bo
put, and witness staled he got nothing
to eat.
"As I came out on the porcb," de
fendant continued, "I saw it \yas full of
men, and one of them questioned me
closely, asking my name, where I lived
and what work I was doing, lie dis
cussed the rights of the situation. He
was a switchman named McCardy. I
had had the revolver since ISS7. I" had
a policeman's commission because I
knew it was not lawful to carry con
cealed weapons, and 1 did not want it
taken away. Saturday 1 took the numes
of some of the men to get them places
to stay over Sunday. 1 met Mr. Me-
Cabe and he sent me to the corner
of Third and Sibley. There 1 saw two
men, oue of them in Ins shirt sleeves.
1 think he was a man 1 had often met
before. I took him tor a switchman go
ing home with his dinner bucket. \
did not kuovf Luth. Afterwards, on
Sunday, 1 concluded the man was Lath.
The propriejor refused to take our men.
The two men in there could have heard
the talk had they been listening.. The
proprietor said it was too much trouble
to get Ins pay. Nash came in and we
walked along to the Hanson place.
N.ish asked her to take the men, and
she said yes, but she would have to
have a half hour to peel some potatoes.
I think 1 told her that she would get
her pay, and while I was writing Mr.
McCabe's name ou a card Luth came
"Luth," he then sain, "walked over
to Mrs. Hanson, took her arm and re
"'Don't pay any attention to these
They Are Scabs.'
"Mrs. Hanson replied she was a noor
widow and must look out for herself.
Nash then suid deputies would be on
hand to look after men, and 1 told her
she would receive Day quicker from the
railroad company than from some men.
I saw an arm rise and saw Nash dis
appear. He turned tome with his qd
raised arm; he was scarcely within
shooting distance: 1 instinctively tooK
my pocket and called, 'Look out,' ami
he was onto me. He seized me by the
wrist and 1 held my right arm np and
shot. Thought that would stop him,
but it it did not. Ills clothing Vaiwht
In the trigger, and 1 thought I was
In a fine situation. 1 pulled the
trigger, and the revolver was dis
charged. 1 pulled again, and it was dis
charged again. Ho did not stop his
struggles until the. third shot. 1 did not
intend to kill him at the first shot, but
after the first shot I coucluded that 1
must use all my bullets and kill him If 1
would save my life, i coucluded he was
a railroad man when he came in tho
<iygr, Us loured, iuceui&tl* JL wju ,
Attorney Odell Denies That Blixi
Weather—Fair; Southwest Winds.
smaller than lie: came about up to Ins
si. Ider. Luth tell on me; there was
some hemorrhage. 1 tried to get out
from Luth, but eonld nut Cox caina
up and tried to take the pistol, and I ex
pected him to attack me. and wanted "to
empty the pistol so that it could not b«
used. The last shots were fired to
empty th« pistcl. Cox did not attack
me. 1 got up. and Nasta said: 'My (iod|
that s awful.' 1 said: -1 couldn't help
it. He said : 'Let's tret out ot this.' "
Mr. Lutler cross-examined Leonard
but elicited nothing new.
T< htiiiiony of !Va*h.
Albert Isash testified tnat he was
thirty years old and assistant tick*-!
asrent of the Omaha road, lie told of
meeting Mrs. Hanson at Schoch's «ro
eery store and asking her to take the
men to board, and also related in de
tail his trip with Leonard to the wid
ow s house, when Luth came in and
cailed to Airs. Hanson. She told Luth
she was only a poor widow and needed
the ii)?u<jy, and would take the men
r „t h yG Tr \ lhec an' ,l tat here replied
Lu ill." Then I said to Mrs. Hanson:
Ihe company will protect you if
necessary." And then 1 received a
hard blow on the jaw. I did
not know it was cominp, and it knocked
me down I came right up, and saw
that Luth had Leonard by the throat
Leonard was bent back against the
counter, and had his pistol this way"—
holdin his hand hi-h up, with the
nntjera pointing at a downward angle.
• He hied two shots In that direction.and
another one in this direction" (pointing
in front.) "He fell down over the coun
ter, and Luth fell down on him. Cox
came up and took bold of Leonard, and
Leonard had hold of the pistol and was
pullimr at the trlncer, and, when he
had hred the last siior, he save Cox the
pistol, and said: M.'s empty now. and
you can have it.' Leonard got up, and
said 'come on now, they will" kill you if
they catch us.' "
On cross-examination he said Leonard
did uot hre the pistol directly at Luth.
Giving Him Character.
James McCabe, division superintend
e"!; .!!" d Vi A' ltobin »ou. Si. L. Pcrrin
and 11. C. IJope all Omaha employes,
testified that they knew Leonard, and
spoke of his quiet manner; said he was
inoffensive and of good moral character.
Recess for dinner.
At p. m. court resumed, and John E.
Hearn was the first witness for Leonard.
lie testified as to his KO od Uehavior.
good character, etc.
Joiin A. McDermott, a foreman car
penter for the Ureat Western, residing
at 447 Kondo street: \V. H. 5. Wright,
purchasing agent tor the Omaha; C. D
Davidson, chief operator Omaha system:
Henry Kocnet. salesman for the Tread
well bhoe company, and WiifreJ L.
W ilsou all testified bri-iiv as to fie pre
vious life of Leonard, and said they had
never before heard or seen anything
in his conduct or mode of living deroga
tory to his character.
John Leonard, brother of defendant,
said Cuarh-s had ahvavs been a eood
Mrs. Margaret Leonard, the mother,
said previous to his marriage defendant
had lived at home, excepting thirteen
months. He was quiet, trentie and
obedient, and was never known to quar
Mrs. Charles Leonard, the wife, then
took the stand. She is a neat-looking
woman of small stature, was dressed
plain, but neat, and wore a cloth cloak.
She was very nervous, and her Appear
ance plainly showed the mental anxiety
sue has suffered. In a low voice—al
most a whisper—she said her husband
had always been kind to her; was o
good habits, and was of a quiet and
gentle demeanor. She never knew him
to quarrel or molest anyone.
Samuel Leonard, father of the de
fendant, corroborated the evidence of
his wife.
ihis testimony was finished at 2:23.
and Counselor O'Brien announced tc
the court that the defense rested.
County Attorney Butler then arose
and addressed the jury on behalf of the
state. His address was given with thai
visor, thoroughness and brilliaucy thru
has made for him his well-earned repu
Thomas D. O'Brien followed for the"
defense with an earnest and eloquent
plea for Leonard. Judge Brill charred
the jury at 4:10, and the twelve good
men and true retired ten minutes later.
Talk of Secession of Mine Workr
ers, Class Workers and Brass
rnii.APEi.rniA, Dec. 10.— The elec
tion of John Mcßrideas president of the
American Federation of Labor, to suc
ceed Samuel GomDers, has caused quite
a stir in labor circles in this city. Dr.
A. 11. P. Leuf, one of the most prom
inent labor leaders In this c;iy, and a
very strong Powderly follower, said to
a representative of the Associated Press:
"It is my belief that three national
trade assemblies will soon secede from
the ranks of the Knights. They are
the mine workers.the class workers and
the brass workers. They represent 75
per cent of the membership of the
"The mine workers are dissatisfied,
and at the convention of the national
organization at Columbus, 0., In Feb
ruary, the matter of seceding from the
Knights will be consid#ed. That they
will secede is most probable. 1 believe
the glass workers and brass workers
will also secede. The idea of tho seces
sionists is to retain the name of th-»
KniffhtS of Labor and form a confedera
tion with the American Federatiou o!
A Row Which May Result in f
Speeiftl to the Globe.
Yankiov. 8. 1)., Dec. 19.—John Col
lins was assaulted last night in a saloon
by (.last Foerster, a bartender. He
was shot in the leg and cut in the head
with the large end of a b*liiard cue.
Collins went home and went to bed.
Shortly afterwards he w-.is discovered
in an unconscious condition, fiom
which he has not yet rallied. It is the
opinion of the physicians that he will
die. Foerster has been placed in jail to
await results.
Wants litinil Condemned.
Special to the Globe.
Hastings. Dec. vx— The South St.
Paul lk'lt Railway company made ap
plication today in the district court for
the appointment of three commissioners
to condemn laud tor the use of Its ro;i 1
through lnver Grove, South St. J'au)
aiul West St. Paul.
Kdward Clark Ooiul.
S;fr:nl to the Olo'.)e. .-
Hastings, Minn., Dec. 19.— Kdwanf *
Clark, one ot Washington county's mos'
proiuitiout farmers, died at his home ii
Cottage Grovo . today from . pneuuiuui^

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