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Enthusiasm Over the Dnkc and
Duchess «»f York Shows No
Signs of Waning.
LONDON, Sept. 4.— The action of the
Indian government in purchasing
drafts on India is the one topic in the
city. Opinions as to the precise policy
of the government differ widely, of
course. There is no doubt that the
reason for the action is, as previously
cabled, the low condition of the gov
ernment balances in India; but the sit
uation of the moment, told as briefly
as possible, is this: Indian banks will
scarcely offer their drafts to the gov
ernment except on the exchange basis,
which is 16d, or thereabouts. That is
to say, they will want, if necessary,
*to be able to ship gold to cover the
drafts, under a regulation by which
the Indian mint will deliver rupees for
sovereigns at 15 rupees to a sovereign.
Therefore, the market says that if the
exchange is to be driven to the gold
point, why should not the Indian gov
ernment export gold itself. But, again,
India is expected to soon raise a large
loan here, so, why, by taking gold,
force the market conditions here
against the success of the issue. These
points, together with the rise of % in
silver, havo given credence to this the
ory. The government requires an ex
cuse to buy silver and coin it for pres
ent requirements. Hence the move to
buy drafts, so that when it is found
that bills are offered only on a gold
basis, the government can say that it
is impossible to buy bills, and so it
must coin silver. These are the views
at the moment, but the best opinions
favor the sending of gold to India.
When Theo Thurzell, the so-called
"new Moses," made his farewell speech
at the meeting of scientists at Basle,
Switzerland, during the week, he de
clared the congress had been worthy of
itself and of Israel. Then ensued a
dramatic scene; tears, kissing and re
joicing beggaring description. Though
Rabbi Adler, of London, declares that
the scientists' congress was mischiev
ous, it is the opinion of the thoughtful
of the political world that this move
ment will have to be reckoned with in
the near future. The two main ob
jects upon which an expression of opin
ion was asked for upon the part of the
scientists in all lands, were the estab
lishment of a Jewish common center
and the formation of the machinery to
carry it out, and they were favorably
acclaimed by all present.
While Queen Victoria was traveling
from Osborne during the week on her
way to Balmoral, Scotland, her majes
ty called Staff Capt. W. B. Goldsmith,
commander of her yacht to itie quar
ter deck and, in the presence of the
court and of the crew, she conferred
upon him the honor of knighthood.
The *aft!air was entirely spontaneous
and is one of the few instances of
the queen's own initiative instead of a
result of political intrigue.
The supporters of national dress re- j
form movement have arranged with j
several lady bicycling clubs to make a
bloomer demonstration by wheeling
from London to Oxford, where occurs j
the dinner of the national dress con- |
gress to be held under the presidency ]
d] Viscountess Harbeton and under j
the patronage of Ladies Co. Camp
bell, Randolph Churchill, Richardson
and Henry Somerset.
The Duke and Duchess of York con
tinue their triumphal visit to Ireland.
They have spent the last two days at i
Baron's court, the Duke of Abercorn's j
place. Their spontaneous popularity \
among the Irish is in sharp contrast
with the servile adulation of the Eng
lish. The Irish peasantry have shown
themselves especially anxious to see*
the duke and duchess. The corres
pondent of the Daily Graphic, who, his
paper says, is a prominent Parnellite
who has suffered for the nationalist
cause, sent the following private tele
gram to the editor:
"The tour has become a triumphal
precession. At Castletown and Dun
raven I was simply astonished. You
cannot magnify its significance."
The castle clique at Dublin is so de
termined to make political capital out j
of the visit of the Duke and Duchess of
York to Ireland that the lord lieu ten- i
amt, Earl Cadogan, has been obliged to '
set his foot down firmly in order to
prevent it from being turned into a i
Protestant ascendancy demonstration,
and he has ordered expunged several I
eentences. in this sense, from address- j
One's physical feelings, like the faithful
■etter, search and point out plainly the
fact of disease or health.
If a man is not feeling well and vigorous
— if he is losing flesh and vitality, if he 19
listless, nervous, sleepless, he certainly is
not well. The down hill road from healtb
to sickness is smooth and declines rapidly.
At the first intimation of disease, the
wise man takes a pure, simple vegetable
tonic. It puts his digestion into good ac
tive order and that puts the rest of his
body in order. The medicine that will do
this is a medicine that is good to take in
liny trouble of the blood, the digestion, or
the respiration, no matter how serious it
may have become.
The medicine to take is Dr. Pierce*
Golden Medical Discovery. It is a remark
able remedy. It cures diseases in a per
fectly natural way, without the use of
strong drugs. It cures by helping Nature.
It has a peculiar tonic effect on the lining
membranes of the stomach and bowels.
By putting these membranes into healthy
condition, stimulating the secretion of the
various digestive juices and furnishing to
the blood the proper purifying properties,
it reaches out over the whole bpdy and
drives disease-germs before it into the
usual excretory channels. It builds up
firm muscular flesh, makes the skin and
the eyes bright.
Dr. Pierce s Golden Medical Discovery
bas been found wonderfully efEcacious in
the treatment of skin diseases — eczema,
tetter, erysipelas, salt-rheum — from com
mon pimples or blotches to the worst case
•f sciufula.
es sent to their royal highnesses by
Orange societies.
The price of bread is rising slowly
in London, and the outlook for the
winter is of the gloomiest kind. This city
requires 70,000 quarters of foreign
wheat weekly, independent of flour,
and during August, less than 35,000
quarters arrived per week. Not one
tenth of London's bread is made from
English flour, and the bakers assert
that with flour at the present figure, a
loaf of bread at sV£d (11 cents) will
send them into bankruptcy. The hop
crop is below the average. The pick
ing which is in full swing, has pro
duced the usual pauper invasion of
Kent and has been marked by greater
distress than usual. The workhouses
and police stations of that county are
filled, and there have been several
deaths from exposure in the fields and
hedges during the recent storms.
The pone's attendant physician de
clares that Leo XIII. will hardly see
the Twentieth century. The an
nouncement has been decidedly un
pleasant to the papal initiators of
changes in Rome who are in a com
plete state of stagnation. One cardi
nal said, this week:
"If you want to be correct in state
ments about the Vatican, you must
say and impress upon the people that
the present complete stagnation in
every thing initiative does not project
any changes. No one high or low
wishes to undertake anything now, for
if Dr. Tappon is wrong in his predic
tion, a real, great and radical change
may arrive at any moment, and all
fear to find themselves the -main
springs of some enterprise which might
be displeasing to the new pope.
The strike in the engineering trades
has grown more serious within the
past week. It has now extended to
the various trades connected with en
gineering. Over six thousand mould
ers, boilermakers, finishers, etc., at
Newcastle, Sheffield and other centers,
have received notices that their ser
vices will not be required after this
week. Many of the firms affected de
clare they are preparing to move their
establishments to the . continent, and,
they add, that the question of eight
hours work per day is by no means the
most important thing involved in the
dispute. The strikers are opposed to
the introduction of new machinery,
and are trying artificially to check pro
In connection with the engineering
strike, the Employers' federation has
issued a statement regarding the hours
of work in the case of engineers in
America, based on the official statistics
o" the United States government labor
bureau, showing that wages are not
higher in America, relatively, to the
work done at much higher pressure
and with fewer holidays.
Naval circles continue to make much
of the docking of the United States
battleship Indiana at Halifax, and it
is remarked that the predicament of
the United States must be taken into
account in estimating her fighting
Andrew Carnegie, the American iron
master, has purchased Skibo castle, an
estate which comprises 28,000 acres of
the best shooting and fishing district
of Sutherlandshire. Mr. and Mrs. An
drew Carnegie, with a party of
friends, including "lan Maclaren" (Dr.
John Watson), have just completed a
long cruise among the Hebrides in the
screw schooner yacht Columbia.
The London theatrical season of 1897
--98 may fairly be dated from tonight,
when it will be ushered in by the re
opening of two of the foremost thea
ters, the Haymarket and Her Majes
ty's, both of them presenting notable
bills. Interest is focussed on the lat
ter house, the dramatic house of Beer
bohm Tree, but engaged for a brief
period by C. E. Hedmont, who is to
introduce an operatic version of the
old story of "Rip Van Wnikle." The
new work Is a pretentious essay in
English opera, written by William
Akerman and composed by Franco
Miss Wen-Ge-Mohawk, the American
Indian actress who is entertaining the
East end patrons of the drama, is fast
acquiring the professional craft of her
white sisters. She had undesired notor
lety thrust upon her this week by a i
heroic feat of quenching an incipient |
lire at a suburban theater
August yon Blanc sailed for America
on the Teutonic on Wednesday for his !
second American season, which will
begin in Boston, Sept. 31. Since his
return from the United States last I
spring he has toured the provinces and
received good patronage. The English
company, headed by William Terries,
which has been playing "Secret Ser
vice" at the Adelphia since the with, j
drawal of the American players, gives
its last performance at that house next !
Saturday and goes for a tour of the
provinces. The Prince and Princess of !
Wales took pains to compliment the I
work of Van Rosii, the Dutch singer.
Therefore the singer was established
in British eyes and he has been se
cured to sing in "Rheingold Walkure"
at Covent garden next season. Whit
ney Mockbridge, the American tenor,
has been signed for the Carl Ross com
Tariff Liuv on "PerMonal Apparel"
Means What it Say*.
, WASHINGTON. Sept. 4.-Secretary Gage to
day issued a circular to collectors of cus
toms regarding the provision in the new tariff
I bill relating to admission of personal baggage.
The provision of the law places wearing ap
parel and personal effects on the free list
but this exemption only includes such arti
cles as actually accompany and are in the I
use of and as are necessary and appropriate I
for the wear and use of the persons for
tho immediate purposes of the wearer. "The
term 'wearing apparel In actual use of per
sons arriving in the United States, 1 " the circu
lar says "has been sometimes construed to em- I
brace articles not actually accompanying the
passenger, but which are forwarded months
after the owners arrives. No such liberal
construction can be placed upon the law as
It now exists, under which only such arti
cles actually accompanying the passenger are
entitled to free entry.
"It will be seen that the law now estab
lishes $100 as the maximum value of arti
cles purchased abroad which can be brought
in free of duty by passengers who are resi
dents of the United States. Whenever,
therefore, there shall b? declared articles in
excess of $100 in value which are dutiable
under this provision, it shall be optional with
him to specify the articles which are m ex
The circular defines the term "residents of
the I'nited States returning from abroad" to
include all persons leaving the United States
and making a journey abroad and during
their absence having no fixed place of abode.
Two Sin Jill Hoys Killed While at
Their Piny.
DANVILLE, Ky., Sept. 4.— Willie,
aged five, and Eddie, aged nine, sons
of Matthew Cox, a farmer living near
Mannsville, Taylor county, met terri
ble deaths from rattlesnake bites.
They were playing hide and seek with
some other children, and Willie ran
into the bushes and failed to reappear
at the proper time. Presently Eddie
heard cries from his little brother,
and. hastening to his aid, found, as
he at first thought, that he had become
fastened in the hollow of an old
stump. In trying to pull the child
from the stump, Eddie discovered that
four big rattles were biting Willie
time and again. Badly frightened, but
determined to rescue his brother, he
was himself bitten repeatedly. The
cries of the two children attracted
some men, and they were finally res-
cued from their perilous position.
Willie died in five minutes and his
brother in ten. The four snakes were
killed, and it was found that the
youngest child had jumped into their
nest in the hollow of the old stump.
Sons of Herman,
Go to Dedication of your Monument
at New Ulm, Sept. 25 and 26, via M.
& St. L. R. R. Rate only $I*so for
round trip. Tickets good for return to
Monday morning, Sept. 27.
Talk of Peace Has No Effect in Re
tarding military Maneuvers of
1 misiial Magnitude.
LONDON, Sept. 4.— Public attention
still centers in the dual alliance,
though it has been interrupted by the
shoutings of Emperor William of Ger
many. England remains apathetic, in
spite of the fact that the center of
gravity of European affairs has been
shifted to St. Petersburg-. Commenting
upon the political situation, the Spec
tator remarks: "The closer we look
into the details of the arrangements
•binding Europe, the clearer it becomes
that no one of the various powers can
move without Russia. In some way or
other every power except Russia is
bound, either by express agreement or
by their interests, not to alter the
status quo."
Queen Victoria and the Marquis of
Salisbury, though fully aware of the
French jealousies of England, place
great reliance upon the clear cut Eng
lish influence of the czarina over the
czar and believe the alliance really
makes way for peace. Germany finds
solace, in the bitter chagrin, in Em
peror William's remark, "according to
my conviction we skimmed the cream."
Prince Bismarck, too, is softening Ger
man feelings by explaining the weak
ness of the meaning of the words em
ployed by the czar.
In France, particularly in Paris, the
delirium continues. Russian names
are given to every possible article of
luxury, the streets are still gay with
Russian colors. Wherever men see
pictures of the czar they lift their hats,
and the statue of Strassburg is gayly
decorated with floral wreaths, in re
sponse to the almost universal convic
tion that Russia means to compel
Strassburg's restoration.
Though the French manufacturers
are already disappointed in not ob
taining immense Russian contracts,
Russia certainly intends to gratify
French ambition. The first step an
nounced is the establishment of a
Russian legation at Tangier, to support
French views in Africa, and France
feels, for the first time since 1871, that
she is strong enough to have her own
President Faure is quite delighting
Paris with the gossip of the Russian
court. What astonished him most was
the informal and entirely unaffected
manners of the emperor and empress.
The imperial couple, he explains, live
exactly like private people in a small
cottage with their children, dogs and
photographs about. The czar dislikes
a military escort near him, goes about
practically unattended, and is im
mensely popular with the people. This
last statement is confirmed by the re
ception that his majesty met with at
Warsaw this week. There the Poles
seemed to have given him a most
hearty welcome, and in political cir
cles much importance is attached to
his majesty's visit to Poland.
Between the intervals of the uni
versal shouting for peace, the heads of
the various nations have been busy
perfecting the effectiveness of their
armies by autumn maneuvers. Em
peror William paraded an army corps
at Coblentz, Wurzburg and Nurem
burg, unon the occasion of his visits
to those cities, and today at Hamburg
his majesty paraded four army corps
before himself, the empress, the king
and queen of Italy, the king of Sax
ony, the king of Wurtemburg, the
prince regent of Bavaria, the Gr:tnd
puke Nicholas of Russia, the duke
and duchess of Connaught, the duke of
Cambridge, Prince and Princess Henry
of Russia, and other notabilities.
The army maneuvers proper do not
begin until Monday next, when 143
battalions of infantry, 115 squadrons of
cavalry, 111 batteries of artillery,
twenty-one technical companies, and
three companies of military aeronauts
will be divided into two armies of Prus
sians and Bavarians. The Germans
have actually mobilized a larger force
than they had on the French border in
IS7O, within ten clays of the declara
tion of war and the troops are ,in the
very position they would occupy if
mobilizd for war today.
Though army maneuvers on a grand
scale are occurring in the Crimea, the
czar, at Warsaw, will witness the op
erations of 4,500 officers and 122,000
men or 176 battalions of infantry, 152
squadrons of cavalry and 644 guns.
The maneuvers will be particularly di
rected towards solving the difficulty of
supplying the troops with hot food in
the field, and improving the ricycle,
postal, telegraph and ambulance serv
The French army maneuvers which
will be held in the north of France will
bring two army corps together.
The British army maneuvers which
finished today near Arundol, and
which furnished instruction to 20,000
men. have not called forth any par
ticular comments from the military
critics except their complaints of the
presence of too many boys in the
ranks, and the remark that the Con
tinental armies outclass the British
Bings— Mrs. Hammand brags about keeping her boarders so long.
Bangs— She -keeps them so thin that they lock longer than they really are.
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m We.are,tUlanxioustod,sposeof Q ¥¥ V^ V/ U IVI I 111 || "MISFIT" CARPETS-We call
M the tease Df our fine building, and SS ' ■ i fel particular attention to our group of $£
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{^Jj this is one of the very best open- §fj§ J !T"% > fell large group— over 500- mostly in the Up
|1 ings in the country for an alert Egg § M|C T** £\ C\ & S§ finer qualities; many with borders. W§
KJI business man. Lease runs until I|g2 I»^ - flcf V* &$ , _>.
lj March, 1901. Apply to W. L. Harris, |S "* I IV/ * g Ordinary room sizes. Prices prac- g|
W® PresidentJfew England Furniture '■ tically one-half what the same $jp3
& Garpef Co,, Minneapolis, or pS |||J goods would cost from the roll, pij
g| Taylor's Rental Agency. S, Paul, |g -|" "|-j . g BriD g the si.c of your room.
%?y^P Bargains in Furniture, Carpets, Rugs. Draperies, Crockery and Stoves ever offered
ikiOP! t0 c Housekeepers of St. Paul. But we believe our simple statement that our
gggßfJ great DISCONTINUANCE OF BUSINESS SALE presents just such a state of
things, will accomplish the same purpose.
SEEN A CARAVAN OF NEW ENGLAND WAGONS filled to the guards with goods in
transit from our Minneapolis to our St. Paul house.
WHY? m
Because we have promised to keep our ASSORTMENT COMPLETE and INTACT until
the very end of the sale,and, NO MATTER WHAT IT COSTS US, we shall make our word good.
THIS IS THE MEAT IN THE NUT— Every identical article in our establishment bears a
ticket, on which is plainly marked the regular price; also the net price after discount has been de
ducted. These discounts vary from 10 to 75 per cent. Very few of the smaller discount tao-s- very
many of the larger ones, THERE IS LITTLE OR NO DOUBT that we shall close our store
on the 15th day of September, whether we have disposed of our lease by that time or not. This
leaves but NINE days — NINE days of such out-and-out House-Furnishings Bargains, we promise
you, as were never witnessed in this city. i|l
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&i 3 equal monthly payments, Wtb PBi f n i+l i fry J&A i\a fr%{>\ €\t\ W ' Radiant H °'"e," "Penin- g|
|^ without interest, secured by ||| ■tlI I1 1 IUI V> V_^bi V/UIKI3I \J\Jmy S^ sular" and "Jewel" Cook |
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|^ No goods exchanged. The One-Price Complete House-Furnishers, I ers. The goods are right.
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Prince Bismarck. Telia More Talcs
Oat of School.
LONDON, Sept. 4.— Prince Bismarck,
in addition to the statements already
cabled to the Associated Press from
the Time« Berlin dispatch, Riving an
account of the interview with the ex
chancellor published .by the Zukunft,
in another interview, said to have been
obtained by Count; Limburg, a Con
servative leader : who.. recently visited
the prince, is quoted as saying: "That
exalted lady, the Empress Augusta,
powerfully contributed to 'the deteri
oration of my nerves. She was her
self of a nervous, changeable, restless
nature, fond of politics and she at once
flamed up if one would not or could
not acquiesce with her plans. The
friction between us began at an early
date. When in 1848 the Prince of
Prussia wanted to go to England and
I wished to see him in order to advise
him urgently to remain at Potsdam,
as the whole army and a great part of
the rural population was on his side
and the journey would have bad ef
fects, she tried to prevent me from
having access to him. She was excit
ed, and, as was her wont when in that
mood, she slapped her knee with the
palm of her hand and declared to me
that above all things she must pro
vide for the future of her son.
'"I subsequently heard of a singular
project which had been hatched in her
palace. Yon Vinceko came to me in j
the diet and said he intended to bring
forward a motion conferring the re
gency on the princess of Pi-ussia, and j
he asked me what I thought of it. I j
inquired why in the world the prince I
should not be regent and Prince yon I
Vinceko said he thought it had become '
impossible in the country.
" 'All right, 1 I said, 'If you bring for
ward that motion I shall propose that i
yor. be arrested for high treason.' The !
motion was never made, because it j
had no chance of success without the j
support of the extreme right.
"All this did not improve my rela- '
tions with the princess, nor, when she j
became queen and' empress, she never I
quite concealed her peculiar grudge
against me. Her liking for everything
French and Catholic intensified this
feeling. In the course of time there
arose at her court a cabal, which did •
not invariably employ unexceptionable
methods to achieve its object, and it ,
was so powerful that I should have i
been unable to carry things through
unless the old gentleman, who, by the
way, suffered no less than I from these j
things, had always run straight at a j
decisive movement. These conflicts, i
however, involved the expenditure of |
nervous power, and especially when at j
the period of the constitutional conflict
she would have persuaded the king to
abdicate, and I had to make an ener- :
getic appeal to him and point to his I
sword. 1 can safely say that this pro
tracted ladies' war injured my health
mere than all the public battles I have
ever fought in parliament or in the
diplomatic service."
Loss of Life Narrowly Averted
Among Those Anxious to Gain
Admission to the Court.
CHICAGO, Sept. 4.— A1l in all it was
a bad day far the defendant in the
Luetgert murder trial. The strongest
evidence which has yet been given
against him was brought out, and some
of it was damaging. The witness who
gave the strongest evidence against
the sausage maker was Mrs. Christina
Feld't, a widow, with whom the prose
cution alleges Luetgert was infatuated,
and to whom, it is ciaimed, he has
written a number of love letters since
he has been confined in the jail. Mrs.
Feldt said that, on various occasions,
Luetgert paid to her that he did not
care for his wife, and once said that
he thought more of the domestic in
the house than of Mrs. Luetg^n. He
also said that he had many riucrrels
with his wife, and when Mrs. Fc!dt
asked him why he did not sacu-e a
divorce, he said that as soon as his
financial troubles were over he "would
settle with her." He repeated this sev
eral times, and called his wife a "car
cass" and other names equally pleas
It was said to be the object of the
prosecution, in having Mrs. Feldt on
the stand, to show that Lu^tg»rt was
desirous of getting rid of his wife for
the purpose of marrying the widow,
but this was not made clear. Mrs.
Feldt said, however, that he had made
threats against his wife many times.
A niece of Mrs. Luetgert and two
other women identified the rings taken
from the vat as being the property of
Mrs. Luetgert. The niece said she at
one time had borrowed the rings and
worn them.
Gottlieba Schimpke, fourteen years
of age, testified that on the night of
the disappearance of Mrs. Luetgert she
saw, at about 11 o'clock, as she was
returning from a dance, the defendant
and his wife enter the factory. This
was at the time when the watchman
was absent, Luetgert having sent him
on an errand to the drug store. On
cross-examination the girl broke clown
badly and denied several things she j
had previously said. She was given j
time to compose herself and took the !
chair again. She broke down a pec- |
ond time, and then the court took mat- ■
ters into its own hands and asked her j
If she saw Luetgert enter the factory
that night in company with her hus
band. She was very positive that she I
had seen them.
One of the features of the sensation
al trial is the flocking hi from all por
tions of the country of newspaper cor
respondents, who crowd the regular
press seats and throng the space witl?
in the railing where improvised desks
kave been placed for them. The ma
jority find all the features necessary
in the stirring incidents of the trial,
but some of the reporters have found
it necessary to call upon their imagin
ation for striking scenes and coloring.
Luetgert's most prominent character
istic is his stolid, unflinching bearing,
his face rarely showing more expres
sion than the back of his massive
neck, yet in his blank countenance
enterprising journalists find daily de
picted all the human passions from a
desire for a glass of beer to abject
terror and soul tortures.
At a recent session, an outlandish
street band, short on melody and long
on, breath, stopped beneath the court
room windows and turned loose a.
stream of popular airs. Luetgert, with
everybody else present, was amused at
the temporary interruption, but, in the
incident, a melancholy correspondent
or two saw a scene of morbid interest.
Out of the ravishing strains "Sweet
Rosy O'Grady" and ."My Gal Is a High
Born Lady" they conjured a funeral
march, and, with harrowing; minute
ness of detail, described the convul
sion of fear which swept across the
prisoner's palid countenance. To the
average spectator the countenance
was rather red and moist, as a result
of the high temperature of the crowd
ed court room. But,, for all that, it
was none the less palid in the corre
spondents' reports. The big defendant
reads these graphic tales with great
interest and seems to be highly
amused with them, frequently indulg
ing in hearty laughs at the discovery
that he has "broken down" or is "or.
the verge of a collapse."
State Attorney Deneen, it was said
today, has a sensation to spring on
the defense in the Luetgert. trial next
week, which will, he believes, clinch
the fate of the accused sausagemaker.
It is nothing less than a portion of a
skull, a number of teeth and the first
joint of what is believed to be the left
index ringer of a human hand, which
it is claimed, were found in the vat in
the basement of the sausage factory.
Already testimony has been introduced
to show that there were particles of
flesh found in and around the vat by |
the police and others appearing as j
state witnesses, but so far there has
bo-en a doubt as to the ability of the
state to prove that these were particles
of human flesh.
Gruesome as these small particles of
bone are, it is believed by the attor
neys for the state, that the jury will j
be convinced, when they are introduc- I
ed as evidence along with the expert
testimony of Profs. Delafontaine and
Haines, that they are human. These ;
two experts as a result of experiments !
recently conducted, will, it is said, I
state this as positively as is possible .
under the circumstances, under which
it is alleged by the state, that Luet- ;
gert worked to destroy and disinte
grate a human body. If, as is stated
by a man closely associated with the |
prosecution, a portion of a skull is in- I
troduced, and the experts testify that
it is human, it will be hard for the j
defense to shake the effect it will have
on the jury. It is known that a part
of a false tooth was found near the
vat in the sausage factory during the
search by the police. This was intro
duced in evidence at the habeas cor
pus proceedings before Judge Gibbons. |
It was shown by the witnesses that j
Mrs. Luetgert had such a tooth. A j
lot of flakes and small particles of bone
were introduced by Mr. Delafontaine.
The police collected them on a gunny
sack when they flushed the vat, but I
the experts could not say they were
These leave a doubt, but when the
prosecution introduces, as it is claimed i
natural teeth or pieces of teeth, to- |
gether with the testimony of the ex- |
perts that there is no doubt they came '
from a human skeleton, it will go a
long way towards supplying the link, j
now missing, in the corpus delicti, the
inference being that a human body
was destroyed in the vat where these
portions of bone were found.
The headlong rush of people anxious
to hear the Luetgert trial almost re
sulted in a tragedy today. On account
of the great crowds which have been
gathering in the criminal court build- :
ing all week, the elevators hav.e .been
forbidden to stop at the second floor, j
Today the floor near the elevator shaft I
was packed with people, who had just j
been denied passage up the stairway j
to the court room, and exasperated by '
the firmness of the big deputies they :
made a rush just as an elevator was '
passing. As the car slipped by the
level of the floor, the heavy iron door i
fell into the elevator, with a crash, '
carrying several people with it. The
elevator conductor stopped the car I
with a jerk, and the would-be passen- ;
gers all badly scared and more or less i
bruised, were picked up. Had the car j
ascended a few feet fiurther some
fatalities would undoubtedly have re
Several letters alleged to have been
written by Luetgert to Mrs. Christine
Ffeldt were made public tonight, and
will, the prosecution announces, be
submitted to the jury Monday. They
abound in such endearing terms as
"Beloved Christine." "My Beioved,
Dear Christine" and the like, and were
written ;it various times since Luet
gert's arrest. He frequently asserts
innocence and his belief that there is
no evidence to convict him. severely
condemns Attorney Fripp, who was
formerly his counsel, and urges Mrs.
Feldt to assist him in raising money
for lawyer's foes. He several times
declares that he will soon be free "and
with you," and says that "we will then
have all the money we want." To one
letter he adds this postscript:
"What you are doing now you will
be proud of hereafter, "for your faith
fulness will be recognized by your lov
ing Louis when we need not* think of
this any longer."
In another occurs these mixtures of
sentiment and thrlftiness: "But now.
Christine, one thing la in the play and
that is that the trial costs money, and
much money, and all the money I have
is in your possession. I believe it 19
just as good in your hands as in min.\
Now, Christine, please be comforted.
the factory is closed; that docs not
matter. We have got fifteen months
time to keep possession of the same,
consequently time enough to make
money out of it. I have two people
on hand who want to buy the place.
Certainly they only want the business.
I should run it for them. That will
leave us a nice surplus. Now my be
loved friend, those two attorneys are
bloodsuckers. What do you think
about it if you and Arnold would make
n contract with Vincent or some Other
good attorney and pay so much down
and the balance when I am free?"
The state claims that the letters arc
Of the rftgh importance as establishing
beyond doubt the motive for the mur
der of Mrs. Luetgert.
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sijMtitiiiff! l»> Justice Kliik Trviiiß
Bering Sea Case*.
HALIFAX, N. S., Sept. 4.— Don H. Dickin
lon, of the United States, on the opening of
he session of the Boring sea commission t ok
(bjextion to the admission as evidence of
mythiug relative to sealing since 1890. Mr.
icdwell, answering, claimed tliat Mr. Alex*
inder, an expert, called to give evidence;
lated bis experience from 1890. lie contended
hat it was the cause of the United Stat
o call witnesses to show that the season
■losed in August. Mr. Dickinson said the
luestion was wheather any evidence could be
idmitted regarding events concerning after
Justice King observed that Mr. Dickinson's
contentions we-nwd to be correct, Mr. Bod
vell then continuid his address ou the dura
ion of the season. After announcing he had
■ontluded all remarks respecting events after
.890, he took up the case of the Caroline.
Phornton, Onward and Black Diamond, 1888,
md Favorite. W. P. Wayward. Annie B.
Mired. Grace, Dolphin, Ada, and Triumph.
.887; Juanita, Pathfinder, Black Diamond,
Lilly, Wanderer, Triumph and Kate, 18S9;
Pathfinder, 1890, and Henrietta. Oscar. Cattie
md Winifred in 1592. In all these cases the
speaker showed that evidence had been given
o the effect that vessels might remain until
jeptember. The evidence showed that com
>etent witnesses had pronounced the sealing,
>yen in the month of October, to be of a
superior nature.

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