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VOL. XX.— NO. 286.
Trt^ ST. PflrUl^ G^OBE
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13, ISOT.
Weather for Totlay—
Fair and Warmer.
SanaKla's Note to Sherman.
Bkerman'i Mote to Salisbury.
Train Held lp In Texas.
The Trial of Mrs. Atkinson.
I,ar?i-«'st Lake floats Ever Built.
IndtanapoH* Strongly Democratic.
ClinttanooKH Scconilx the Motion.
SvsgreMtloms M to Hand Shaking.
Another Thorn for W. F. Biekel.
Business of Jobbers Booming 1 .
Minnesota Baptists in Session.
The Work of Missions.
Yellow Fever Still Raging.
Dr. Smith Talks at Battle Creek.
Capt. Harries Recalls Aatietani.
Fine Weather for Racing.
Leigh Hough Confesses Murder.
Dr. Allport's Grilling.
Bar Silver, KG 7-Bc.
Cash Wheat in Chicago, OO I-4c.
Sharp Losses in Stocks.
Mr. Winter Not Going to V. P.
Soo Tries to Get Into Rate Sheet.
Wants of the People.
Health Board on Removing Dead.
Sale olf Minnesota Pine.
Capitol Fonndation Paid For.
Laws us to Loan Associations.
Met— .lack and Beanstalk, 2..10, 5.15.
Grand— Straight From Heart,
City Hall— Charter Commission. 3.
MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK— Sailed: Cevic, Liverpool;
PHILADELPHIA — Sailed: Pennsylvania,
v BREMEN— Arrived: Bremen, New York.
The Salvation Army would find ex
cellent ground to till at Dawson City.
The heir to a throne in Africa is
blacking boots in St. Louis, and black-
Ing them well, too.
An invisible paint has been discov
ered. It may prove handy for some
of the boys out painting the town.
Mayor Doran is one day nearer the
end of his term, and the people of St.
Paul one day nearer municipal light.
In horse parlance Gen. Tracy is the
"skate" in the New York mayoralty
race. He won't run one, two, seven.
The curling season will begin at Win
nipeg next week. It was 4 degrees be
low freezing point there last night.
Perhaps the new postage stamp is
made green to delicately indicate the
verdancy displayed inside the envelope.
There was a riot in the St. Louis
jail yesterday. One would suppose that
rioting could be easily suppressed in a
"When the attorneys in the Luetgert
case get through talking that phono
graph will be stuffed to the bursting
The consumption of lemonade will be
something frightful next summer. It
has been discovered that lemonade kills
Henry George may as well be count
ed out of it. He has summoned Mrs.
Lease and Jerry Simpson to New York
to help him.
Yellow Jack Is doomed. Jack Frost
has been made major general of re
serves in the South, and he is just now
cutting a wide swath.
An Empire state man has been kill
ed for a woodchuck. A coroner's jury
will decide whether the shooter or the
man shot was to blame.
A New York justice has fixed the
price of kisses at $27.50. The quantity
is reported large, but the quality much
below that at St. Paul.
Gen. Harrison is suspected of having
voted the Democratic ticket yesterday.
Almost the whole vote of his Indianap
olis precinct was Democratic.
A horse mackerel weighing 900
pounds has been caught off New York.
It is no bigger fish than the New York
Republican campaign committee.
The Henry George party is formally
launched as the Thomas Jefferson De
mocracy. This is enough to make Jef
ferson turn a double somersault in his
Why doesn't somebody draft a few
Millers or kidnap them? — Minneapolis
Journal. People acquire enough white j
elephants without running around af- I
"Les Miserables" has been barred out
of the girls' high school at Philadel
phia. This seems to be a deliberate
attempt to force "Victor Hugo's master
piece into another edition or two.
Every story that has come out of
the Klondike country pales to insig
nificance alongside that told by John
F. Maloney in another column. He
haw one man who cleaned up 252 ounces
of gold in three hours, and another
who will take out from $2,000,000 to
1i, 000,000. All this means that the rush
to Alaska next spring will take 100,000
F. W. Roebling, of the big New Jer
sey manufacturing firm, writes that his
I.SOO workmen have been "deceived and
cheated" by the Republicans with their
tariff promises, and that "they will
probably try the other side the next
lime." Why does Mr. Roebling grieve?
He got what every man of keen ob
ic-rvation expected. Prosperity has
aever been brought by putting up the
price of the chief articles of human
rons>imption, and never can be.
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE.
SHERMAN TO SALISBURY.
SAGASTA TO SHERMAN.
Diplomatic Notes That May Hold Important
Places in History.
BAD FAITH SPANISH
IS AGAIN MINISTER
Secretary of State Surprised to See England With
draw From Sealing Conference.
Spain Will Promise Only to End the War in Cuba
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12.— Secretary
Sherman has written a reply to the note
of Lord Salisbury expressing Great
Britain's declination to take part in a
Bering sea conference in which Rus
sia and Japan are to participate. The
essential feature of Mr. Sherman's re
ply has been sent by cable to the Brit
ish government, and the reply in full
is now on its way to the British au
thorities. Lord Salisbury's note of de
clination, it can now be stated, bore
date of Oct. 6, last Wednesday, so that
the response is made with promptness.
The answer states that the United
States government views with aston
ishment the determination of Great
Britain not to participate in a confer
ence including Russia and Japan, and
the statement is made that up to the
23d of last month the United States
authorities had fully expected that the
conference would proceed with Russia
and Japan, as well as Great Britain,
present. It is pointed out that, aside
from the written correspondence to
which Lord Salisbury had called atten
tion, there were verbal negotiations be
tween Ambassador Hay and his lord
ship, in which specific reference was
made to the participation of Russia
and Japan. At one of these verbal ex
changes, it is stated, Lord Salisbury
said he would advise with the officials
of the foreign office concerning the sub
jects discussed, which included the
participation of Russia and Japan. Sub
sequently, on July 29, Ambassador Hay
wrote to Lord Salisbury, saying the
president hoped to have Russia and
Japan participate in the conference. In
view of these circumstances, the United
States had confidently expected that
Great Britain would take part in the
conference and that Russia and Japan
would be represented, with the ap
proval of Great Britain.
Besides the foregoing reply, and in
view of the differences which have
arisen, the state department suggests
a conference in accordance with the
terms of Lord Salisbury's agreement,
as "he construes it, namely, between
experts of Great Britain, the United
States and Canada. This last feature
ls now under consideration by the Brit
ish government, its substance having
been transmitted by cable, but it is not
expected that an answer will be made
until Mr. Sherman's answer in detail
In the meantime, preparations for the
conference between the United States,
Russia and Japan are proceeding. The
Japanese delegates, who are now en
route from San Francisco, have decided
to stop over two days at Chicago, and
will not reach Washington until next
Sunday night. Two of the Russian
delegates. Mr. Botkine and Mr. Rout
knowsky, are here, and the remaining
delegate, Mr. Grebnitsky, is expected
soon. While no exact date has been
fixed for the conference, the expecta
tion is that all the delegates will be
here in time to bring them together
on Wednesday, Oct. 20.
TWO WOMEN (KILLED.
It Is Believed They Were Shot by
CAMDEN, N. J,, Oct. 12.— Mrs. Emma
Vane, aged sixty-five years, widow of
Capt. Eli Vane, and her daughter, Mrs.
Sarah M. Shaw, aged forty years, were
shot und killed early this morning, it
is believed by burglars. Mrs. Vane
was instantly killed and Mrs. Shaw
expired in less than half an hour with
out recovering consciousness.
NEW YORK, Oct. 12.— Emmet C. Gibson,
the promoter, vice president of the Akron
street railway and :llum< noting company,
and said to be associated in business with
Gen. Samuel Thomas and J. B. Clews, of
New York, who was arrested on the 7th
inst. on a charge of to pass a
worthless check for $640, was discharged to
DENVER, Col., Oct. 12.— A special to the
Republican from Pcatello, Idaho, say&: News
just received from Long Valley, in Wash
ington county, says that there has been a
battle between the settlers and the shepherds,
in which three men were killed and one dan
Two Protests Argainst ftannaism.
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Oct. 12.— Thomas Taggart (Dem.) defeated W. N.
Harding (Rep.) for mayor by a plurality that will reach 5,000. The Repub
licans gave up the fight early in the evening, conceding a Democratic vic
tory of from 3,000 to 5,000. At 11 o'clcck 120 precincts out of a total of 195
gave Taggart a plurality of 3,100. If this ratio keeps up, the official count
will show a clear plurality for Mayor Taggart of 5,000. The rest of the tick
et, including six couneilmen-at-large, is elected by 3,500 to 4,000. Of the
ward councilmen, the Republicans elect probably not more than four out
of fifteen. Mayor Taggart was deluged with telegrams tonight from all
over the country.
( ! CHATTANOOGA, Term., Oct. 12. — The municipal electicn today resulted
'I in the overwhelming defeat of the Republican ticket. Col. Ed "Watkins
!' (Dem.) was elected by 995 majority. The Democrats elected six out of
eight aldermen. This city is normally Republican by from 400 to 500, and
the overwhelming reversal of the conditions is due to the apathy of the
Republican voters and the disaffection of the negroes. There was a very
light vote, only 3,500 being cast.
WEDNESDAY CORNING, OCTOBER 13, 1897.
MADRID, Oct. 12.— 1t is semi-official
ly announced that the reply of Spain
to the note presented by the United
States minister, Gen. Stewart L. Wood
ford, has been drafted by the minis
ter for foreign affairs, and will be sub
mitted to the cabinet at its meeting
tomorrow. The reply, it is stated, will
say that Spain is unable to fix exact
ly the date when the war will be over;
but the ministers are persuaded it will
not be long, because "the situation of
the rebels is critical, and the efforts
of the Spanish troops are sure of suc
cess. Owing to the rebel situation and
the concession of autonomy, adminis
trative and economic, which* will be ef
fective before January, the government
hopes actual hostilities will finish
shortly." Spain it is continued, thinks
the reforms and the activity of the
Spanish tioops are sufficient elements
to secure the immediate pacification
of the island, which, it is asserted,
would have been more rapid if the
rebels had not had the succor of fili
busters, who, "under the shelter of
the American flag, have contributed to
maintain this state of affairs." The
government has decided that Gen. Pri
mo de Rievera is to retain command in
the Philippine islands.
A semi-official statement, issued
after the cabinet meeting yesterday,
says that by employing native volun
teers in Cuba, instead of European
troops, the expenses of the campaign
would decrease, and the operations
against the insurgents would be con
ducted more rapidly. Senor Gullon,
the minister for foreign affairs, has
communicated to his colleagues the
views of the European and American
press in regard to the new ministry,
pointing out that the foreign newspa
pers are almost unanimously of the
opinion that the programme of Senor
Sagasta, the new premier of Spain, has
caused an important change in the
attitude of the Washington cabinet,
leading to the belief that the decision
on the Cuban question Mill now enter
upon a more favorable phase and
demonstrate that the steps taken by
the ministry have had an excellent ef
fect in showing the government is
choosing practical means to solve the
difficulties. The minister for the colo
nies, Senor Moret, announced at the
cabinet meeting, with a view of prov
ing the sincerity of .the government's
promise to grant autonomy to Cuba,
he had telegraphed to Senor Montoro,
the leader of the Autonomist party,
asking him to nominate candidates for
appointment for some of the important
posts under the Cuban administration.
NEW YORK, Oct. 12.— A special to
the Herald from Washington says: In
structions to Minister Woodford are be
ing prepared at the state department
for the presentation to Spain of an
other demand for the immediate pay
ment of the claim of indemnity made
by Samuel T. Tolon. The original de
mand was presented to the Madrid
government by Mr. Taylor, who has
just retired from the office of minister.
He stated in strong language that this
government would expect Spain to pay
the claimant $50,000, as indemnity for
the sufferings he had endured. Spain's
reply was that it was under' no obliga
tion to pay Tolon and this has been
followed by another statement, which
declares that the action of the Spanish
authorities in Cuba was a gubernative
measure, and that Spain would be un
just to herself should she indemnify
State department officials insist that
the claim is a just one and will con
tinue to press it. Tolon was naturaliz
ed in New York city in 1878. He es
tablished a general business in Car
denas, Cuba, in 1890. He left Cardenas
for Havana on Sept. 1 of last
year, intending to sail for the United
States on business. While on board
the steamer Seneca, he was arrested
by the police authorities and Imprison
ed for ten days in the interior porch
of the court yard of the police station.
Ht was thrust into a small, hot, filthy
cell on Sept. 13, and deprived of all out
side communication. He was removed
to the interior perch on Sept. 21 and
was deported to the United States seven
days later. Mr. Tolon has also pend-
When the Xew KmkljMi Handshake Ceases to Be Popular, Fashionable Society Might Try One of These
7y& ouster Fresh Water Freighters.
** Three Vessels, Larger Than Any on the
Lakes, Ordered by Mr. Rockefeller.
CLEVELAND, 0., Oct. 12.— The Bes
semer Steamship company, John D.
Rockefeller's big line o.f lake steamers
and tow barges, today closed a con
tract for the three largest ships ever
constructed for service on fresh water.
As the big ships built for this line
| over a year ago were far larger than
anything brought out previously, so the
new boats will be an advance in size
over even these enormous freighters.
The contract for the three went to F.
W. Wheeler & Co., of Bay City. The
contract is for one steamer and two
consorts. The three nr st be completed
by next May, and all together will
carry over 20,000 tons of iron ore on a
ing a claim for $100,060 arising out of
the damage done to his property in
Cuba by Spanish soldiers.
MADRID, Oct. 12.— United States
Minister Woodford was received in au
dience by the queen regent this after
noon. The reception was of the most
cordial character. A, private cable
message from Washington declares
that President McKinley will endeav
or to induce the insurgents to accept
autonomy, and, if they refuse, he will
do his utmost to put an end to agita
tion and to prevent filibustering, as he
believes, now that Capt. Gen. Weyler
is recalled, congress will support this
NEW YORK, Oct. 12.— 1t was said at
the Cuban junta here today that Sen
orita Evangelina Cossio, the Cuban girl
who recently escaped from prison in
Havana, will make her bow before a
New York public some time tomorrow.
"The senorita is in the hands of her
friends," said an official of the junta,
"and if all goes well she will hold a
reception in this city tomorrow. The
time and place have not yet been
— — ■ -^
Single Tax Beiense
Set Up in a St. Louis Persona!
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 12.— Attorney
John J. McCann today filed in Judge
Tally's court an answer to the suit
brought by the city against William H.
Appleman, McCann's client, for per
sonal taxes for the years of 1894 and
1895. The defense set up by McCann is
virtually the single tax theory, and this
is the first time it has ever been placed
in this country in such a case. It is
called the "bill of rights" defense, and
is based on the bill of rights clause in
the Missouri constitution. A number
of suits for personal taxes are pending,
and Mr. McCann proposes to resist
payment of them all on this ground.
The attorney argues that personal
property, being the gain of personal
industry, should not be subject to in
terference by a tax. Its owner is en
titled to enjoy it free from all restric
FLAG OF "ANARCHY.
Feature of the Decorations at a Po
NEW YORK, Oct. 12.— Lucien Sanct,
the Socialist Labor candidate for the
office of mayor, opened his campaign
at Cooper union tonight. In the large
crop of mayoralty candidates Mr.
Sanct has been almost lost sight of,
yet he attracted a bigger meeting than
that which ratified the nomination of
Gen. Tracy, as big as that addressed
by Seth Low last Thursday night, and
almost as large as the one which nomi
nated Henry George. Mr. Sanct is a
Frenchman, who writes some cutting
things in English, but his oratory is
not effective because he has not mas
tered the pronunciation of the lan
guage he writes so well. The platform
was decorated with red flags. There
was a band and abcrtat as much en
thusiasm as marks tlie average politi
cal gathering. I r EiKz people gave ex
pression to their displeasure by hiss
ing the mention of the name of capi
talists. Sanct bitterly assailed the
other candidates for mayor. Henry
George faring no better than the rest.
Daniel McLeon also addressed the
meeting. There were overflow meet
ings on the outside which were ad
dressed by a number of Socialist ora
single trip on a draft of seventeen feet.
With the completion of the twenty-foot
channel their capacity will be much
The steamer's dimensions are 475 feet
over all, 455 feet keel, 50 feet beam and
29y 2 deep, exceeding in all dimensions
anything now; afloat on the lakes. The
er.gines will be quadruple expansion,
the cylinders measuring 28, 40, 59 and
85 inches diameter with 42 inches
stioke. The boilers will be of the
Scotch pattern, four in number. The
capacity of the steamer will be 6,500
gross tons of iron ere. The barges will
be 450 feet long, 50 feet beam and 28
feet deep. They will carry 7,000 gross
H*F R LIFE § ife of the 6overnor of
■ West Virginia on the
STORY TOLD | Stand in Her Own Behalf.
GLENVILLE, W. Va.. Oct. 12.— The
examination in chief of Mrs. Atkinson,
was placed on the stand in her own
behalf last night, was continued until
a late hour. She resumed the stand
this morning and again took up the
thread of her life's story. She was
married to Judge Camden in 18S3, and
until the time of his death he required
her constant care and attention. She
stated that during all this time she had
aided him in the transaction of his
MRS. AT KIWSOW.
Wife of the Governor of West Virgin ia, on -Trial Charged With Forgery.
business, and especially had she been a low but distinct voice, and every
of efficient service to him in a clerical word • could be heard plainly by the
way She had written letters, papers J^y. The strain of the trial seems to
... , , , . , be telling on her. On the stand this
and receipts for him, and had signed j mornlng> she said: uj wIU teU all that
his name to them with her own under- ls neC essary, but I am very tired."
neath, but always with his authority The court has been in session about
and at his dictation. She denied In toto ten hours each day since the opening
the material allegations of the state, of the case eleven days ago. About
and stated emphatically that she had noon the examination-in-chief was com
never signed Judge Camden's name to pleted, and cross-examination by R. G.
any papers after his death. All receipts Linn for the prosecution began.
prick two <wo®sssyipeF~
tons each. The boats will cost between
$500,000 and $600,000.
The Bessemer company is figuring
with other builders for two more boats
of the same dimensions for future de
RIOT IX PRISON.
It Started Over an Eighty-Cent
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 12.— There was
a riot among the prisoners in the jail
at noon today, during which twenty
negroes engaged in a desperate fight
among themselves. It occurred during
exercise hours, when the bull pen was
full of prisoners. Fearing that some
body would be seriously Injured,
Deputy Jailor Wagner turned in the
riot alarm to the police, who overpow
ered the combatants and placed them
in dungeons. The fight started over a
crap game, in which 80 cents was ln
and papers produced by the prosecution
and filed as evidence in this case, and
which bear the signature "G. D. Cam
den, per Mrs. G. D. Camden," were
written and signed prior to the death
of Judge Camden, and with his consent,
by his authority and by his directions.
She pronounced the Owens receipts,
which in this case she is charged with
forging, as genuine and written by her
under the direction of Judge Camden.
Mrs. Atkinson gave her testimony in
A Texas Express Train Held
Up Twelve Miles From
Three Coach Loads of People
Terrorized by Four Arm
No Attempt by the Robbers
to Open the Through
AUSTIN, Tex., Oct. ] 2.— This after
noon at 6:30, in broad daylight, and
within twelve miles of the corporate
limits of this city, the south-bound
Cannon Ball train on the International
& Great Northern railway, consisting
of mail, baggage and express cars and
three coaches loaded with passengers,
was held up by four men and robbed.
The conductor of the train, Tom Healy,
was shot by the robbers while resist
ing, but fortunately not seriously
wounded. One of the pasengers had
his shirt collar carried away by a pistol
ball that was aimed at his neck, and
another received a bullet wound in the
hand. The passengers were robbed of
some $200 in money. The bandits at
tempted to rifle the safe in the express
car, but were not successful.
When the train reached McNeill, a
small station fourteen miles above this
city, two men, heavily armed, boarded
the train and took up their stand on
the rear platform. After the conductor
had checked up the train he y.uiliea
the platform only to find a pistol at
the side of his head. The men de
manded that he stop the train. He
declined to do so, and began to run
through the train with the two robbers
in close pursuit. He had not gone half
the length of the first car when the
foremost robber shot at him, bringing
him to the floor with a pistol wound
in his right arm. At this juncture the
other robber pulled the bell cord, and
the train was brought to a standstill.
It was evidently at the appointed place,
for the train had hardly stopped be
fore two other men, whose faces were
covered with masks, stepped out from
the trr.es and began shooting into the
Instantly all was confusion. The
two men on the train were immedi
ately joined by the men from the
woods and began their work. As the
train porter sprang from the rear
coach and ran for shelter, a robber
began shooting at him, and the nt-gro
emptied a revolver in turn without ef
fect. The express messenger looked out
of his car and, taking in the situa
tion, left his car and ran through the
woods, and was soon lost to sight. The
robbers in the meantime, leaving two
men to guard the three coaches, which
were packed with passengers, proceed
ed to the express car and demand il
that the baggage man open the express
safe, but, upon being assured that he
could not do so, turned their attention
to the passengers. They took only
money from them, not overlooking a
single cent, and walking two by two
through the cars, so as to always ke<?p
their eyes' on the passengers. After
securing about $200 in this manner,
they uncoupled the engine from the
train and started off down the track.
After going several miles, they set the
lever at a moderate gait and left the
engine scampering into the country.
The engine came on to the flag station
at Duval, four miles below, and w.is
there captured, and the station agent
returned tc the scene of the robbery
with the engineer, secured the train
and came on to this city, arriving here
shortly after dusk. The officers have
been notified and have gone to the
scene of action with bloodhounds to
locate the robbers. The two men who
boarded the train at McNeill were not
masked, but the other two bandits'
features were concealed.
The sheriff and posse have gone to
the scene of the action, and a message
at midnight is to the effect that they
have struck the trail of two of the
The scene of the hold-up is a famous
one for train robberies, three having
occurred there within a few years. It
is a very wild mountainous place, just
at the foot of a range of mountains
that generally afford a safe hiding
place. It is learned today's train was
supposed to have had considerable
money in the express car, and while It
did not come through on time. lt*\vas
very evident that the robbers were
familiar with the delayed schedule.
The negro porter, who emptied his
revolver at the robbers while running
away, has just been located some
twenty miles above the scene of the
hold-up at a small station, where he
arrived about 10 o'clock completely ex
hausted and badly frightened.
The night express, bound for St.
Louis, which left here at midnight, was
accompanied by an armed guard.
Driven Oat of Guatemala by Dic
TAPACHUTA, State of Chiitas.
Mex., Oct. 12. — Fuentes and Morales,
two leaders of the revolution in Guate
mala, have reached here traveling day
and night, having abandoned their
country on learning that Barrios had
sent a large force against them. Many
others filled with panic and dreading
the vengeance of Barrios have left all
their property and families behind and
have reached this place. There are at
this moment in this department more
than a thousand refugees, among them
private persons and revolutionists.
Nobody expected such a result when
the revolution began, under such bri'
liant asupices and the insurgents were
in possession of so many strong place 3
and had the general supoprt of the