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TWO SENSATIONAL SUI CIDES. ___ BLOODY STRIKE RIOT IN CHICAGO. ALIBI FOR DURANT. VOL. XVIII.— PRICE TWO CENTS— [ f ° iv^^nxs. J SHE WISHED TO DIE Wronged Girl Washes Out the Stain on Her Name by Suicide. FAIR YOUNG LIFE BLASTED By the Deed of a Fiend--A Letter Gives the News of Her Fate. THE BIXBY JURY GO OUT. Strong* Closing" Argument Is Made by Lawyers for the Defense. Special to the Globe. MONTEVIDEO, Minn., May 7.— Delia Millick, daughter of Paul Mil lick, aged sixteen years, committed suicide today. She left the follow ing letter in her room: "I drowned myself where Phil threw*" threw me down. I want to be buried by Rev. Gerr. Phil is guilty and will give himself up now. DELLA." Her body was found near the place designated — the place where she claimed a young man had commit ted rape upon her, and for which he is now under arrest. BIXBY JURY OUT. Lawyer for the Defense Makes a Strong Closing Argument. Bpecial to the Globe. . HUDSON, Wis., May 7.— The Bixby murder case went to the jury at 5 o'clock today, the attorney for the de fense having concluded his argument and the judge instructed the jury. Mr. McNally, the attorney for the defense in charge of the case, present ed a strong argument today in closing the case, The court room was crowd ed. He" began with the statement that the Jury must keep in mind that the accused was presumed to be in nocent. The jury was now asked to Bend this man to state's prison upon the testimony of .an acknowledged perjured girl— the witness, Allie Bixby. If she lied at the coroner's inquest and afterward at the examination at Glen wood, had the jury a reasonable doubt of her story now? Walking over to the framework, Mr. McNally hung the gun up by the strings to the rafters and i lenly dropped it. The gun fell against the table, throwing open the lock. "I knew the gun would fall in that direction," he shouted .He made a long plea, using all this morning, and it was a remarkably strong one. He believed it impossible that a murder could have been planned and executed with so many possibilities of detection. Here McNally gave a theory of the Impossibility of the crime having been committed by Bixby, which was watched attentively by the jury. He knelt near the stand with the weapon to his shoulder and showed it was an impossibility to have fired the shot which would have taken the direction of this one, as claimed by the defense. It would have had a downward ten dency, whereas the wound, in fact, was Upward. ■ DIXWOODIEIS BODY FOUND. llystery Surrounding Recent Dis appearance Cleared Up. ' DULUTH, Minn., May 7.— The body of George Dlnwoodle, who disappeared from here on April 9, was found this morning in the bay. It is a clear case of suicide, but no cause can be found which would lead him to take his own life. He was connected with the Le high Coal company, In Minneapolis. The captain of the steamer Mayflower, which plies between Duluth and Su perior, discovered the body floating in the water about thirty feet out from Dock No. 1 of the Northwestern Fuel company, at the foot of Fifth avenue west, and only two blocks from the depot. The remains were unrecogniz able, but the name in Dinwoodie's hat told the story. The watch had stopped at 1:30, and there is no doubt the un fortunate man wandered about for three hours after leaving his friend Christie, and then took the fatal plunge. He had both hat and overcoat on. ; CONQUERED MY A FAIR ONE. Celebrated Scout in Wedlocks* . Bonds. ' SIOUX FALLS, S. D., May 7.—Ac cording to the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Lead er, Frank Grouard, the celebrated In dian scout, has recently been married In St. Joseph,, Mo., to Miss Belle Os trander. Grouard is justly celebrated. He it was who carried the dispatch in 1876 from Little Big Horn, in Montana, telling of the appalling massacre of Gen. Custer and his band by the Sioux, under Rain-ln-the-Faco. Grouard raced with Jack Crawford, the poet scout, for Fort Laramie, Wyo., the nearest telegraph station, to tell the world of the butchery. Crawford car ried dispatches for an Omaha paper, while Grouard held the government messages. Grouard won the race. He was chief among Gen. Crook's scouts in the campaign against the Apaches in Arizona. In the last uprising in South Dakota, In IS9O, Grouard served as chief scout for Gen. Miles at Pine Ridge agency. IX JERRY'S MEMORY. Invitations Have Been Issued to Attend Memorial Services. VIROQUA, Wis.: May 7. -The com mittee on general arrangements for the Rusk memorial services and monument dedication, May 30, have issued in vitations to ex-President Harrison and the late Gen. Rusk's co-workers in the cabinet; also to the Wisconsin delega tion and congressmen, Gov. Upham, all the state oflicers and many United States senators and representatives. Many G. A. R. posts all over the state will send delegations. The exercises will be under the direction of the F. and A. M., of which Gen. Rusk was a member. M'MASTER'S TRIAL. Eau Claire Bank Cashier "Before Federal Court. MADISON, Wis., May 7.— The case of Harry B. McMaster, assistant cashier of the National Bank of Eau Claire, charged with embezzling $25,000, will probably be tried before the federal court, complaint having been . sworn out against him here by United States -■'■- -" . . :'■",' ■i - * ' ■'-. - :■'-.:" ' ■■ District Attorney Briggs. He is now under arrest under state warrant, but that case will probably be nolled and McMaster turned over to the federal authorities. - --•-.- HASTINGS"' NEW MAYOR And City Council Take Control— New Appointments Made. Special to the Globe. !>".":'. HASTINGS, Minn.; May 7— the meeting of the new city council this j evening, Mayor George Parker pre- j siding, the following appointments ; were made and confirmed: Chief of police, Van Renselaer Shepherd; police men, A. C. Nesbitt, Edward Schwartz; attorney, Albert Schaller; treasurer, George Barbaras; health officer, Dr. Peter Schneider; official paper, the ! Hastings Gazette; assessor, Peter j Fasfender; poundmaster, R. D. Robin- j son; street commissioner, Isaac Lythe. j At the meeting of the Epworth League conference Miss Alice Brown, [ of Redwing, was elected delegate to ' the international conference at Chat tanooga. WILL GO TO AVALPI'N. Tomorrow Will Decide the Fate of McMaster Special to the Globe. EAU CLAIRE, Wis., - May 7.— The race between the federal and state au thorities for the possession of Harry B. McMaster is about ended. Tomor row he comes up before Judge Bailey in the circuit court and will plead guilty to the charge of embezzlement, and undoubtedly receive a light sent ence to Waupun. District Attorney Farr expressed doubt as to the judge's jurisdiction over the prisoner, but Judge Bailey decides he has. Hershiield Will Settle. HELENA, Mont., May 7. — Mrs. Aaron Hershfield had a suit in the courts in this city against L. H. Hersh field and his wife for alienalfJ".g the affections of her husband, asking $75, --000 damages. The case came up yes terday and was postponed, and it soon developed that a settlement had been agreed upon. Mrs. Aaron is to apply for a divorce, which can easily be se cured, as Aaron has beenvaosent more than a year, now living in Chicago. Alimony has been agreed upon at $30, --000, and Mrs. Aaron will withdraw the suit against her brother-in-law. Mrs. Aaron will retain possession of her baby, the daughter of Aaron Hersh field. Died of Hydrophobia. FARIBAULT, Minn., May Louis Joachim, the policeman suffering from an attack of hydrophobia, died at 11 o'clock last night. The deceased was about fifty-one years old, and is sur vived by a wife, a daughter and three sons. He had been a policeman over five years, and was well known by a large circle of. friends. Mayor Shef field has issued a proclamation order- : ing the muzzling of all dogs, and if any dog is found without a muzzle after this date the owner will be pros ecuted to the full extent of the ordi nance. Bondholders Get Their Cash..... HURON, S. D. May 7.— The supreme court has just rendered an important decision regarding school bonds. '_.«e case is one in which suit was brought by holders of certain school lands is sued by District No. 13, in Charles Mix county, to compel their payment. The district issuing the bonds was after wards organized into Rolla school township. The defense set up the plea that as District No. 13 was not organ ized according to law it could not be held for the bonds. The lower courts decided that bondholders could not recover. This decision is reversed by the supreme court. Had a Spy in a Camp. S ANOKA, Minn., May 7.— Warrants were issued yesterday for Joseph Car ter, Mishell Dupre Sr., Peter Paul, Joseph Place, Francis Lamette Jr., j Cerille Marcotte, John Hulz, Francis Lamette Sr., Delphise Dumond, Louis Halley, Sever Dufrene, Michel Duprey, Peter Beland, Louis Decroisier, Peter j Paul Jr., Joseph Paul, F. W. Travis. | They are charged with illegal fishing | with nets. H. B. Starkey is the com- i plaining witness. He fished with the men over a week, counting and tally ing their catches. lowa G. A. R. CLINTON, 10., May 7.— The opening day of the state encampment, G. A. R., of lowa, here, is fairly pleasant, with thousands of the boys in blue, Sons of Veterans and members of the Woman's Relief corps. Among the noted visitors already here are Commander-in-Chief Thomas G. Lawler, Gov. Frank D. Jackson, of lowa, and Department Commander Newman. The grand parade, In which several thousand will be in line, starts at 2 p. m. Camp fires addressed by prominent men will be | held at Davis' opera house and three ! of the churches. v . - r .*,7 . Brainerd Loggers Busy. BRAINERD, Minn., May 7.— Themill ! plant of the Minnesota Logging com pany has started up.. with a full force of 1,000 men. The mill has a capacity of 20,000 feet per hour, and will be run night and day. It is said to be one of the best located and equipped mills in the state. It supplies its own electric light and water, and is run in connec tion with the Brainerd & Northern Minnesota railroad. About 150,000,000 .feet of logs have been landed here dur ing the past winter, mostly for Min neapolis. Polygamy Among Reds. SIOUX FALLS, S. D., May 7.—Ameri can Horse, a prominent Sioux chief, arrested last week on the charge of bigamy, has been held to the United States grand jury in the sum of $300. He is accused of having four wives. The crime of bigamy has heretofore re ceived no attention from the govern ment, and Indians have had enough wives to support them, with impunity. Now the government has come in, and threatens" to make an example of -American Horse, ! with a view to scaring the reds out of the practice. License- Won. . Special to the Globe. BALDWIN, Wis., May 7.— At the annual charter election held here today a victory for license was won by eight majority. * The following officers were elected: Hon. Hans Borchsenius, president; S. S. Holmes, J. Or, Wilford, P. J. Larson, 8. W. : Streeter,. C. Set tergren, L. A. Matteson, trustees; C. P. J. Larson," C. W. Streeter, C. Set ex-Sheriff Sangestad, supervisor. LaCrosse Wants the .Normal. MADISON, Wis., May 7. -An offer for . the seventh normal school has : ; been made by La Crosse to " the board of normal regents. The mayor of that city and the chairman of the La Crosse county board have pledged themselves on behalf of the city to give a site and a , suitable, building if the school is located there. The regents will con ST. PAUL, MINN.: WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 8, 1895. sider the location of the seventh nor mal at the meeting May 17. v- Favorable for Cranberries, j BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis., May 7.— A month ago the cranberry raisers of this part of the state thought their crop would be a . total failure this year, but recent Investigations show that the heavy rains have had a very beneficial effect on the crop, and they confidently look for anywhere from one-half to two-thirds of an ordinary crop, and are much elated over the prospects. ';:' .-;-.'; Found ..Watery- Graves. CANTON, S. D., May 7.— A twenty year-old girl of Merrill Davis', man ager of the St. Croix Lumber com pany, at Beloit, 10., was drowned in the Big Sioux river last night while fishing. BOISE, Idaho, May 7— John Gehrig and Alexander Struben were drowned Saturday near Shoshone while at tempting to ford Wood river. Gehrig's body was recovered. Saw Her Child Drown. BLACK RIVER FALLS, May 7.- Roy, the six-year-old son of Austin Ham, was drowned in the Black river today, while running over logs in the river. An older ' brother was very nearly drowned at the same time, and the mother of the boys was only saved from a watery grave by men forcibly, holding her from rushing Into the river. Awaiting- South Dakota's Appeal. . WASHINGTON, May 7.— lt is under stood President Cleveland will await the action of the governor of South Dakota on the adverse decision to the state of its claim to a part of Yankton reservation. It is not probable that an appeal to the courts will be taken, as such a course would delay opening the reservation for a year at least. Lightning-'*, Victims. WILLMAR, Minn., . May 7.— J. R. Baker, of Raymond, was killed by lightning last night. Other members of his family ' were shocked, but not seriously hurt. Z;'-~:Z.Z* ALBERT LEA, Minn., May 7.— Lars Essey, a prominent farmer near Hay ward, was instantly killed by lightning during yesterday's storm. New House of Worship,* ':. . Special to the Globe. ' LONG PRAIRIE, Minn., May 7.— The old Roman Catholic church of this place is being moved to make room for a magnificent new building, which will be put up In the near fut ure. The congregation is a large and prosperous one, and the need of better accommodations has long been ap parent. Sleepy Eyed Cupid. Special to the Globe. SLEEPY EYE, Minn., May 7.— B. Schoomaker and Miss Amy Barr were tonight united in marriage. The groom is the manager of the local milling company's line of elevators, while the bride is the daughter cf Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Barr. Both young people are popular. The couple leave for an Eastern trip. . New Water- Works Begun. Special to the Globe. LONG PRAIRIE, Minn., May 7.— Ground was broken yesterday for the system of water woiks being put in by this village. A good deal of dissat isfaction is being manifested by our home people, owing to the fact that . the contractors are. hiring outside la borers and not giving the residents and taxpayers work. Wages are fair. Damage From Hail. Special to the Globe. WESELY, Minn., May The heavi est rain and hail storm that ever vis ited this vicinity passed here last evening. The hail was the largest that ever fell here and destroyed the early vegetables. The wheat also suf fered to some extent. .'" ':"■'*.">•" In Charge of Campbell. Special to the Globe. MANKATO, Minn., May 7.— W. J. Ryan, of Pipestone, was brought here today by Deputy United States Mar shal Campbell to await action by the grand jury. He is charged with send ing obscene literature through tho mails. ' ' . -;'v;. Fatally Mangled at a Crossing. Special to the Globe. NEW ULM, Minn., May 7.—Chris tian Hacker, aged seventy-two years, while attempting to cross the railroad tracks here |this morning about 9 o'clock, with a wheel-barrow, was run into by a switch engine and so badly; hurt that he died about noon. He leaves a wife. Southern Minnesota Medics.'"; I: ' Special to the lobe. MANKATO, Minn., May 7.— The : Southern Minnesota .Valley Medical association met here this afternoon. Attendance was good and the meet ing profitable and interesting. Dr. . G. F. Merritt, of St. Peter,, president;. E. D. Steel, Mankato, secretary. Prisoners Paroled. '-:■■ - Zi\, STILLWATER, May 7.-At a meet ing of the board of managers of the state prison today the following con victs received paroles: J. P. Stephen, Ramsey; John Bell, John Shogren. Andrew Peterson, Hennepin; Alex Swenson, Pope; Fred Briggs, > Carlton, and Oscar Davenport, Rice. Victim an Unknown. WABASHA, Minn., May 7.— The body of an unknown man was found this morning near the depot, supposed from papers found on the body to have been T. Cockroft, of Milwaukee. He evi dently was killed by cars while trying to steal a ride. The verdict of the cor oner's jury was accidental death. Lumber Raft. Breaks. TREMPEALEAU, Wis., May 7.— The steamer Cyclone, with a lumber raft in tow for the Tabor company, of Keokuk, 10., was caught in a storm while, rounding the bend at the head '. of the upper island, and was blown ashore, the raft breaking in pieces. A Lltterary r Connty. MONTGOMERY, Minn., May 7. 4- Wrabek Brothers, of the New Prague Times, will issue the first number of , the Le Sueur County Leader at Le Sueur Center Wednesday, May 8. , This will make eight papers in this county. * ■ '.'"- ZZ-'Z West Newton Works Open Again. WINONA, May 7.— The West New ton Rafting works opened yesterday with a crew of 100 men, which is about one-quarter the number usually " em ployed. ;, The water in the Mississippi has now come, up to a three-foot stage. Ex-Commissioner Ruth Weds. v PIERRE, S. D., May Ex-Land Commissioner Thomas H. Ruth, of Desmet, s was married to Miss Amelia M. Bell in .Waynesburg,- Pa., oh May 1. GOBBUNGTHEGOLD Morgan-Rothschild Bond Syn dicate Conspiring' to Cor-? r • ncr the Market. EVERYTHING IS BOUGHT UP? Looked Upon as a Scheme to Compel Another Bond Issue. - GOVERNMENT IS HELPLESS. Gold Reserve Can Be Wiped Out in Ten Days by the Syndicate. CHICAGO, May 7.— A special to the ' •Post from Washington says: The dis covery that there i 3 an actual basis for the report that the Morgan-Roths child bond syndicate is conspiring to corner the gold market has been regarded as a foolish canard. It is a : fact, however, that brokers represent-, ing this syndicate have been paying a premium for the refined gold out put of the private refineries through the West during the last two months,' and that they are accumulating fine gold at the rate of $2,500,000 or $3,000,-. 000 per month, which represents fully two-thirds of the gold output of the United States. The attention of offi cials of he treasury department was 'first attracted to the speculative business by the sharp falling off in the deposits of gold at the 'mints, and in quiry very soon developed that pri vate parties were buying the prod uct of the refineries. Further in quiry : revealed : that the metal thus purchased was drifting to New York, where it is being put in store to the credit of the Morgan-Rothschild syn dicate. In order to divert the yellow; j stream from its usual channels lead ing into the United States. the j private purchasers h/ve been obliged to pay a premium of 1-1* to % cent. The premium paid for most of the * gold was 8 cent, but so anxious have been the buyers to increase their lines and get ' ' : •*•'"_ .- EVERYTHING IN*SIGHT. ;. that they have marked up their quo-.; tations during the last few days. At the : present time they ; ' are getting ;'. practically 'the entire output of the United States, excepting on the ex- . treme Western coast. Many long headed men in Washington and Wall street who are familiar with the meth- . ods of the parties composing the syn dicate have ; jumped to the conclusion that the foundation is being laid for another bond deal before congress meets again. The last bond deal of j $62,000,000. has been pretty well closed out, ■ over $51,000,000 in gold having been paid out/of the $64,000,000, and it is generally believed that the entire ; j , deal will be cleaned up bfore the Ist day of August. Under the terms of ;j '■ the contract with the treasury de- * : partment the Morgan-Rothschild syn- ' dicate has an option on any local.;' bonds that may be issued by the gov ernment prior to October next. The treasury is absolutely in their hands until that date. . If from any natural causes or through chicanery and' manipulation the administration is obliged to issue ANOTHER BATCH OF BONDS j to maintain the gold reserve the sale must be made to the syndicate that took the last issue. There is no escape from such action. It was nominated j specially in the contract, signed by dl- j rection of the president. The clause f in which the/ syndicate agrees to main- j tain the treasury reserve leaves the j syndicate to be the judge as to what it can do in the premises or to what methods it shall adopt. If, . in the * carrying out of that moral obligation, ;. the syndicate shall decide that the j government. must issue another $100,- . 000,000 or $50,000,000 in bonds the admin- ! istration will have nothing to do but comply with the terms. If the presi- , dent does not want to issue any more bonds at the dictation of the syndi cate, the reserve can be practically . v:-.: ,"i, :• WIPED OUT in ten days, and then if he should de cide, in r self-protection, to put out more bonds, he must sell them to the Mor- ' gan-Rothschild people and nobody else. The . new ■ bonds are selling today in open market at 121^. They cost the syndicate 104 1 /., which would show a I profit of 17 points in the operation, j amounting in all to $10,540,000. It would ! not be fair to say the syndicate made '■ : that : much out of the operation, but It j is very safe to -estimate its profits at r ! $8,000,000. " The syndicate is hurrying to t completion its present bond deal with ! the government. It deposited over ; } $1,000,000 today, which will bring the re- j serve ' up . to - very nearly $93,000,000. It ! , will not have, to complete these pay- ; : ! ■ ments until the Ist of August, but the ' operation may be closed up within a few weeks. That will leave the syndi cate a free field. '. v zyyz. Fish for Minnesota Lakes. '.. ' CROOKSTON, Minn., May 7.— Tha I state fish hatchery planted ■ 2,000,000 j j wall-eyed pike fry in Maple lake today, :j 1 This is the first result or a systematic j ' effort to be made to Btock the lakes of this county with food and game fish. i"• There are over 100 beautiful lakes' in ! 1 Polk county, but f_r»v. of which cop- ! r tain "fish. ; The sportsmen are thor- / oughly in earnest in the matter, and f as fast as possible they propose ; to stock them*. .. """ " .-: — ■ - ■--■--.--. ■'.; -;-. . -. * .. .-■ -.Defect, in Insanity ■-. Laws. ' -'•£■ ' MILWAUKEE, . Wis., May 7.— Court commissioners^ who have been looking into the subject " say that the legis lature failed to pass any laws making provision- for the commitment . of in sane persons." 1 There is no legal meth- : od today in Wisconsin whereby « persons can be incarcerated in asy- j lums, and there is no remedy -if war- j dens and superintendents of asylums | refuse admittance to the nfost^vio-T £ lently insane- person. **' '•'' '--!*fvvV- ■• ■-■*■■*■■■■--■ - '• ■■■ ,** ,; -."'- * .--« **•-'*• •! The Professor Will Now Sue. .*','' '• "SIOUX FALLS, • S. D., May'^l^iS; ! understood that -JProf.* A. -'*"_«■_-. Rowe, superintendent of the Sioux-Falls; **J*ib- : lie . schools, will go before the grand " jury now *in ' session - nere, ; and prefer 1 charges against Mark D. Scott, of f the Sioux Falls"; Journal^ and, endeavor 3 to' ■"■"■ ..-w*:"\ - '-;^;; -have him indicted for criminal libel. The last issue of the Journal charged more or less directly that; Prof. Rowe had offered a certain member of the school board a money consideration for the latter's support at the meeting • when the superintendent was to be re -elected, which was last week. At that .'. mfeeting there was an organized- effort to oust Prof. Rowe, but it miscarried. ' is* ' ' — '-: 'J ' . *,i ■'->- ' ** .: gj: AMERICAN MEDICS. : Antl-Toxine anil Hypnotism Dis ;- **' cussed in the Session. ; BALTIMORE, Md., May 7.— The first session of the American Medical as sociation opened with prayer by. Bishop Paret. Mayor Latrobe extended a hearty welcome and freedom of the city to the delegates. The address , of President Donald McLean, of Detroit, Mich., was listened to with marked at tention by the large audience, and was frequently punctuated by loud 'applause. He referred to the use of anti-toxine as foreshadowing a revolu tion in the treatment of infectious disease. A discussion arose in regard to the controversy between the editor and the trustees of journal of the association. After considerable wrang ling, Dr. Ingalls, of Chicago, one of the trustees; submitted a proposition in writing for a committee of three tq take charge of and report on the matter Thursday morning. On mo tion of Mr. Cochrane, this motion was tabled by a vote of 138 to 108. This leaves the entire control of the mat ter in the hands of the trustees. . Dr. William Lee Howard, of Balti more, read a paper on hypnotism. He said: "The general impression that hysterical persons are those chiefly amenable to hypnotism is an idea that I must dissent from. I have hypnotized patients In Iceland, Africa, China and various other parts of the globe, and have not found that the hysterical ele ment was necessary. For insomnia, I know of no remedy . equal to hyp notism. Lately considerable has been said about hypnotism in alcoholism. I have found it of great value In these cases, and have been able to cure 85 per cent of my patients. When I say pure, I mean those who have gone three years without returning to their old habits. I . had one relapse after .three years and one after three and three months. It is useless to try and cure your patients unless you are fully convinced that they honestly desire td be cured. With the drug habit I (have had ' about the same good re sult. Laws should be enacted regulat ing the practice of hypnotism. Such . 'la.ws, and stringent ones, too, exist., today in most civilized countries. All piibiic demonstration of hypnotism; should be suppressed by legal action." j The different sections of the associa tion were, in separate sessions in the afternoon. The evening was given up to social functions, and the visiting physicians, wives and daughters were kept busy making the round of re ceptions. f ORDERED TO ECUADOR. Cnited S tnie.s Cruiser Ranger (Will ] ! ■ Protect American . Interests. " ) WASHINGTON, May The fact leaked out at the navy department to day, after having been successfully hidden from the public for. a week, that the United States steamer Rang er had been ordered from Bueha Ven tura, Colombia, May 2, to Esmeralda, a port on Northern Ecuador, where she probably has been for the last four days, the voyage being*only about 450 miles in length. This order was issued at the request of the state department, where it was stated that the request had been made be cause the . department had been con vinced by representations made by Americans having interests in Ecua dor that it would be wise to do so. No further statement as to the na ture of the trouble that has arisen in Ecuador could be gathered at the state department, but from other sources it is learned that a revolution is believed to. be impending in that country as the outcome of the bitter popular dis satisfaction er}g;nd*;r£d by the usecf h? Ecuadorian flag to cover the transfer to Japan of the Chilian cruiser Es meralda last winter. - Some American corporations have large - interests in the silver mines and other properties . in Ecuador, and it was upon their ' representations that the state depart ment acted, although it has no assur ance that a revolution has actually broken out. -!r . INSURANCE FAKIRS. Organized Gangs Said to Exist in Ohio for Fleecing Insurance -J 'Companies. I 'CLEVELAND, 0., May The grand jury today returned indictments against several persons charged with arson and addressed a letter to the chamber of commerce calling attention to ;: the. inadequacy of . laws governing fire insurance companies, and asking the aid of the chamber in securing legislation to prevent the insuring of property for. more than its value. In the opinion of the grand jury there are organized gangs which move from city to city for the express purpose of buy ing small business establishments and insuring a large amount of insurance, ; set fire to them for the purpose of obtaining insurance. — mm . Oscar Is Out. ;• -LONDON, May 7.— Oscar Wilde was j released on bail today after furnishing a personal bond for $12,500 and two sureties in $6,250 each. His sureties .■were Lord Douglass of Hawick, eldest surviving; son of the Marquis of ; Queensberry, . and Rev. Stewart . Bed lam. The latter Is a graduate ofc Cam bridge university, and resides at Hyde Park Gate. He was interviewed shortly after it became known that he ! had become one of Wilde's bondsmen,' and said: "I became surety for Oscar Wilde on public grounds. I felt that •the public mind was prejudiced be fore the case began, and I am anxious to give v him any help possible, In or der to enable him to' stand trial in good health and spirits." Queen x Vie Holds a' Reception. [ ; LONDON, May 7.— The queen . ar rived in < the city today, in order to hold a drawing room, which was announced .tomorrow;* for ' Buckingham .. palace. iEnormbns .crowds of people lined the route from Paddingtoh "railroad sta- : tion to the palace. Her majesty ; walked to her carriage, ' assisted .by her Indian servant. - - ; :v . i- The v widow of Senator ■ Hearst, of -California,'' will- be presented in the diplomatic ;' circle tomorrow. In the general circle : : Misses I Grace and Ber tha, daughters of Mrs. Howard Potter; Miss;'Rqby, ; of New.' York, and Mrs." ' Walter Winans will be presented. ' . ' * MANY AREINJURED Striking* Employes of Illinois Steel Company Indulge in a Fight. ROUTED BY THE POLICE. Broken Bones and Bruised Bodies Result From the Clash. '. STRIKE EXTENDS TO JOLIET. Michigan Miners Want Better V Pay-Mill Workers Win- Ohio Situation. CHICAGO, May 7.— A serious strike occurred at the plant of the Illinois Steel company in South Chicago this morning, 1,200 men throwing down their tools and walking out. This evening a fight occurred in the com pany's yards, and it was found nec essary to call in the police. The strikers for a time stood their ground against the officers, but were soon routed and driven from the premises. The men most seriously hurt were: Jack Shepherd, a machinist, struck ! on the head with a hammer in the hands of a striker; severe scalp \ wound; rendered unconscious; will re- j cover. Edward Shaska, striker, thrown out of machine shop by workmen; : body bruises. Officer Leiendecker, hit with a coupling pin; bad cut over right eye. Officer Patrick McCauley, hit in ! mouth with brick. Twenty-eight men, who are said I to have been the leaders of the strik- | ers at the rioting, were arrested and locked up at the South Chicago po lice station. They are CHARGED WITH RIOTING. They are all ignorant Hungarians, Poles and Bohemians, according to Vice President Foray the, of the com pany. This spring the furnace men signed a scale of wages calling for j a rate of- $2.10 per day. This scale j has been observed up to the present j time, but. today the men demanded ' that they be paid at the rate of last year, which was : somewhat higher i than the scale that they had signed j for this year. The company declared ] that it could not pay anything ex- | cept the scale which had been agreed j 'to for this year, and the men walked/ ( out. The strike .closed . two blast fur naces, " two others were undergoing repairs, and the remaining four were at once; shut down until the. conclu sion of the strike, the company con cluding that it was unwise to attempt* to run unil the matter was seled. This action of the company threw in all i about 3,300 men out of work, none re- j maining lin the yards except the • watchmen and the machinists. ' The ! strikers were at first disposed to be ' orderly and peaceable,, but later af- I fairs took on an ugly aspect, and it was found necessary to CALL ON THE POLICE to drive them out. Shortly before 6 j o'clock tonight a crowd numbering 1,600 men forced their way past the watchmen at one of the gates and pro ceeded to take possession of the com pany's property. They marched first i to where some of the laboring men i were still at work, and either com- ! pelledj them to join their ranks or quit j work. Not much trouble was export- ' er ced with the laborers, but when the i strikers reached the machine shops, I where about 400 machinists were em- j ployed, they met with a different re- ; ception. The machinists have a scale j cf their own, and the fight* of the j other men * made no particular differ- ' ence to them, and they refused either j to quit or to' allow themselves to be '. driven out of the yards. The strikers, who for the most part were Poles and ; Hungarians, made several attempts to j persuade the machinists to leave their work, but finding them unsuccessful, they began an attack upon the ma chine shop with stones and such weapons as they could pick up. The machinists, for the most part, stood their ground and gave the strikers as good as they sent. The fight was growing warm, and broken heads and bloody noses were growing very com mon, when the police, who had been summoned when the fight first began, arrived. They were under the com mand of Capt Jenkins, who at once made a CHARGE ON THE MOB with his handful of officers. The strik- : ers at first refused to give ground, and the police used their clubs freely. This did not have the desired effect, and Capt. Jenkins ordered his men to draw j their revolvers and fire over the heads of. the strikers. As soon as this was J done the mob broke and fled wildly j from the premises of - the company, j The fight lasted only a few minutes, i and there. was no more rioting. One , of the minor officials of the company ! did not exactly agree with the cause ' of the strike as given by Mr. For sythe. He said: "The men who struck j were hired three weeks ago to take the \ places of old ■ 'employes, who were ' being paid $2.10 a day and who would not work for the schedule of $1.69 which was put into effect at that time. They j were hired on the contract system, and i had agreements for a year. With the '< $1.60 men on the furnaces are a num- ! ber of day laborers who are working for $1.15 a day, and whose wages were voluntarily raised from $1 a short time ago. They .are satisfied, but.' if j the furnace men quit they will have i nothing to do, and will be out of work, ' although they should not be counted among the strikers." The men who agreed to work for $1.60 asked the old scale which had been paid the men whom they replaced. It was not granted, and they struck. The police officers all received bruises and contusions more or less severe from j pieces of missiles thrown by the rioters. Following named were injured : Fred Brown, Michael Loftus,' Patrick Mac- auley, John Ryan, John McNaniara, John.O'Callahan,: Anton Engle, Will iam Kahl. .v.- vi ■/'..- . ..' - AFFECTS JOLIET. Company Closet Down and Men •-: - Want Better Pay.. " •JOLIET, II!., May .7.— The: Illinois Steel company, in this city closed down . PRICK TWO CENTS- ] &£ »*s& 128. today on account of the strike. The switchmen, engineers and firemen and ingot workers of the steel works are out on a strike for higher wages, with 1,500 men thrown out of work. The ingot men, who were receiving $1.50 for twelve hours' work, want $1.80. The engineers want their wages raised from $1.32 to $1.68. The firemen, who are getting $1.50, demand $1.66, and the switchmen want an increase to $I.SO from $1.50. The repair shops, blast furnaces, machine shops, foundries, blacksmith and boiler shops, carpen ter, and pattern shops are all in opera tion. The strike has been very orderly so far. "*":; EVERYTHING QUIET. Striking Virginia Miner-* Are Firm lint Orderly. POCAHONTAS, Va.. May The best of order has prevailed in this city today. The miners held a mass-meet ing just across the state line in West Virginia. The miners are now thor oughly organized, and will hold mass meetings tomorrow morning in West Virginia. The fields are a unit for the strike, but the coal companies here say they intend to run the mines if new men have to be brought in. The South west Virginia Improvement company and tho Fokman Mines have tele graphed for 600 miners to como to this place and the houses are now being put up by the company to house them. The struggle is now on in earnest and It promises to be a long and hard one. LOOKS DUE FOR STRIKERS. .Non-Union .Men Taking: Places of Those Who Are Out. PITTSBURG, Pa., May 7.-The strik ing miners of ths district received another backset today when twenty two white miners, from Philadelphia arrived here and went to work in the Jumbo mines at the operators' rates. All the employes of the Standard Coal company have gone back to work at the 60-cent rate, and things are look ing decidedly blue for the strikers. The miners employed by the Mansfield j Coal and Coe company struck today. The news of the suspension reached this city this afternoon, but no rea- j son was assigned for the trouble. The I men have been receiving 09 cents per ton, and it is thought that an attempt has been made to.cut them down to the) 60-cent rate. WANT AN INCREASE. Michigan Miners Ask to Have Pres ent Low Schedule Raised. ISHPEMING, Mich., May Miners have presented requests for increased pay to the local managements of all the mines at this city. Matters are now being considered. The miners have no union, but a general strike will follow a refusal to Increase the pres ent pay. A definite) answer is expected from tho mine operators this week. The men have been working very cheaply for the past two year:-, and the late Increase In the price of ore is given as a reason for the demands. As skilled miners are growing scarce, an increase, In pay is generally antici pated. - - - ■ . ..... ■ ■' MILL WORKERS WIN. Non-Union Mill Sigma the Amalga mated Soil I . PITTSBURG, Pa., May 7.— Phillips, Nlmlck & Co., owners of the Sllgo mill, today signed the wage scale of the Amalgamated association. This is the first victory for the strikers, and as this mill has been non-union for years, the signing of the scale is espe cially significant The striking puddlers of the other works are still out, and will not go out unless paid $4 a ton. The Clinton mill is the only one yet running at the non-union scale, and this Is expected to be closed soon. National Musicians Meet. CLEVELAND, 0., May The tenth annual convention of the National League of Musicians was called to or der at the Weddell house today, with j about seventy-five delegates in attend ance, representing all parts of the j United States and Canada. Mayor Mc- Kisson delivered an address of wel come), after which business of a routine nature was taken up. A reso lution was Introduced and referred to | a committee, which provides for the j affiliation of the league with the Fed eration-, of Labor. This subject will undoubtedly prove a fruitful source j of debate during the convention, it having been under discussion at a j previous meeting, and the delegates ! are about evenly divided on \ the proposition. Furnace Men Go Out. SHARON, Pa., May 7.— The furnace ; men at the Alice furnace in Sharps viUe threw down their tools at noon today and refused to even bank the furnaces. At the Claire furnace the men discontinued work twice today, but strong argument on the part of the manufacturers resulted In going- back to work until th-3 time they had agreed upon, May 10. The manufacturers held a meeting today in this city, but came to no conclusion on the price, and will probably • make no conces sions in favor of the striking furnace men. . _ Conference a Failure. POMEROY, 0., May 7.— A joint meeting of mine delegates . and operators was held here this afternoon for the purpose of settling difficulties in this district, but it was a failure. Another effort wil be made tomor row. The miners demand last year's price. Some operators are willing to pay this price. It is believed a satis factory adjustment can be arranged. Bricklayers Still Out. ST. LOUTS, Mo., May The brick layers held another meeting today, but nothing definite was settled upon. A majority of the men are In favor of remaining out, while there are some desirious of returning to work. •" :" Iron Worker* Ask a Raise. YOUNGSTOWN, 0., May 7.— The em- , ployes of the American Iron company here have decided to ask for an ad vance of 20 per cent in wages, that being, a restoration of the last cut. The men anticipate no trouble in get ting what they want. Operators Combine. YOUNGSTOWN. 0., May The fur nace operators of the Mahoning val ley have decided to stand with those of the Shenango valley In resisting any. further advance of wages at this time. *,'-.-• '*:"," Prominent Personages Coming. - ' LIVERPOOL, May The - White Star liner Majcrtic, which sails for New York tomorrow, will take among her passengers. Sir Roderick. Cameron and his daughters, Misses Kittle and Annie; Col. Charles F. Crocker, Forbes Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. IP. W. Sharcca and Anson S. Stokes. i2SB&SBS&m i — - - — " _, EIGHTH WARDERS CRITI- ' 111 CISE REV. S. G. SMITH.* - CLARKE CREDITORS SHOW . FIGHT . .-... . . . ' WEATHER: SHOWERS. II ARRESTISORDEREQ Frank H. Cooper, of Slegel, Cooper & Co., Chi cago*. MUST ANSWER QUESTIONS. Illinois Senate. Desires Infop« mation Regarding the Big Store, AND IS BOUND TO HAVE IT. Cooper, on Advice of His At torney s,Refuses to Divulge Affairs. SPRINGFIELD, 111., May 7.— After a lengthy conference with Attorney General Maloney this morning, Lieut. Gov. Gill issued a warrant of com mitment addressed to Sergsant-at- Arms Anderson, of the state senate, and all sheriffs, directing that Frank 11. Cooper, of the firm of Siegel, Cooper & Co., of Chicago, be placed in jail and kept there until he signifies his willingness to satisfactorily an swer questions which be refused to day to reply to at the bar of the state senate regarding the affairs of the firm of which he 13 a member. As before stated In these dispatches, Cooper, when brought before the sen. ate in pursuance of an investigation into the affairs of his firm In Chicago, instigated by a resolution introduced by Senator Salomon, refused, on ad vice of his attorney, to divulge the private affairs of his firm, and tho senate today, by a narrow majority, decided to Imprison him for the re fusal. Sergeant-atArms Anderson de clined to place him in jail unless an indemnity resolution was passed' to protect him (Anderson) in case of ac tion for false arrest and Imprison ment. The warrant of tonight, bow ever, being directed to all sheriffs, deputies and constables, Cooper will probably be placed in prison. Much.ln terest is felt as to the outcome of th» case. a FALLEN PASTOR. Pittsburg Preacher to De Tried on Charge of Adultery. PITTSBURG, Pa., May 7.— Re\. c. H. Sheldrake, D. D., of Cincinnati, is to be tried before the Pittsburg presbytery In June on the charge of adultery. '< The charge was .made, be fore ' the* 'presbytery today . by Rev. G. W. Chalfont. The Judicial com mittee at once prepared the charges and cited the minister to appear here in June. The first specification says that .Rev. Dr. Sheldrake lived for 1 three months In 1594 at lid Sandusky street, Allegheny, with a woman who was not his wife. The second count states that he still continues his improper relations with the same woman in Cincinnati. The witnesses on the second count are Rev. Peter Robertson, of Cincinnati, and Rev. G. B. Williams, of Chicago. Dr. Shel drake came here from Chicago over a year ago, and did splendid work as an evangelist. He preached as a supply in all the leading churches and was very well received. . WILL Do"NO HARM. ! Commander of .New Populist Or ■i.'i ii i/.-i c ion Talks of lira Ob ject H. TOPEKA. Kan., May 7.— Rev. .J. B. B »;kin, commander of the Indus . . . trial Legion, the new Populist organ ization, denies that it is secret in its work or warlike in its purposes. He says: "It simply is 'the political club of the People's party, as the league is of the Republican party. The legion is no more a military or ganization that the Republican league* It bears no arms more dangerous than pitchforks, hoes, rakes, jack planes, shovels, etc. Its intention;* are of the most peaceable character. It will burn no houses, destroy no property, assassinate no human be ings." "_ REFUGEES PERSECUTED. Survivor* of Armenian MiiMMiiere Are ferine From Untold Tor tures. LONDON, May 7.— The Daily News today published advices received from it:; correspondents at Kara, saying that 800 of the survivors of the recent mas sacre in Armenia, who returned to their homes under promise of protection from the Turks, are being daily perse cuted and tortured at the hands of the Turkish officials, supported by gen darmes. For two months, It is added, the officials have tried to force the refuges to sign an address of thanks to the sultan, stating that they hava met with only kindness at the hands of the troops, that all the troubles were caused by th - Kurdish raiders, and that the sultan's troops took no part in tho slaughter. Those refusing to sign tho address are beaten, placed in chains and. suspended bor hours by their feet. Women are outraged, children were shamefully treated, and the soldiers dragged women and girls forward, and forced them to sign the address. IMMIGRATION INSPECTION. Steamship Comnnitles Taught to He More Careful. . WASHINGTON, May 7.—Commis sioner General Stump, of the immigra tion bureau, has refused Henderson Brothers, of New York/ agents for the Anchor Line Steamship company, per mission to furnish bond.- for the eighty-seven alien immigrants who ar rived at New York on the Victoria from Naples, April '28- last, and were debarred from a landing, and ordered deported by the board of special in quiry on the ground that they were likely to become public charges. In his letter to the court of immigration at New York, Mr. Stump says the an usually large number ordered to be de ported clearly, indicates that the An chor Line company doe.* not carefully Inspect its steerage passengers at th« port of embarkation, thus plainly ig noring the requirements of the law.}.