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VOL. XX.— NO. 317.
Trt^ ST. PflrUU GI^OBE
SATURDAY, NOV. 13, 1897.
\- Weather for Today—
Fair and Warmer.
Suicide of John C. Bullitt.
Reciprocity Talk Willi Canada.
Durrant's I.onp- Hesj-ite.
Sovereign Relieved From Olllce.
Cabani Reject Autonomy.
Assembly Kejeet» Ugshitng Bids.
Fatal Accident to William B. Ryan.
Murderer of John I'rosser Confesses.
Pronrress of Notable Snits.
f Grand Jury Makes Report.
Heavy Bank Clearing's.
Weekly Commercial Reviews.
Work of the Charter Commission.
Wet Field for Vale-Harvard Game.
Great Football (James Today.
% l.eiiKiie Abolishes Temple Cnp.
Day's Sporting; Events.
.Stock Conditions Normal.
Bar Silver, 57 I-2e.
I Cash Wheat in Chicago), «4c.
World's Markets Reviewed.
Commissions Being Paid Again.
Rejected Lover's Trouble*.
New* of tbe Northwest.
Wants of the People.
Claim in Stinson Tax Case.
Gompers Coming; to St. Paul.
A Historic Spot.
Day's Social Events.
Met— Madeleine, 2.30, 8.15.
Grand— Milk White Flag;, 2.30, 5.15.
MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK— Arrived: Britannic, Liverpool..
QUEENSTOWN— SaiIed: Catalonia, Bosk Si.
LIVERPOOL— SaiIed: Georglc, New York.
Arrived: Germanic, New York.
LONDON— Arrived: Mohawk, New York;
Idaho. New York.
HAMBURG— Arrived: Phoenlca, New \ork.
GENOA— Arrived: Fulda, New York.
NAPLES— SaiIed: Werra, New York.
MOVILLE— SaiIed: Anchoria, New York.
Nothing can prevent a lot of kicking
The ground hog should perhaps also
have a day in the fall.
"The smoke of battle" hasn't cleared
away yet for the American turkey.
The Republican party hasn't been
conspicuously for war since Nov. 2.
if we must have frost, let it
be in Argentina.— Chorus of American
m ■ ■
Ever since election Croker has re
fused to discuss politics. Keep it up,
We must take the bitter with the
Bweet. After Thanksgiving we have
The public will not consent to have
anything less than eight-ounce gloves
used in the mayor's office.
This is truly the age of big figures.
Liverpool has voted $22,000,000 for the
further extension 'of its dock system.
It is again said that Anson will re
tire from tbe diamond. There is an
important omission. Anson doesn't say
The falling off of 50 per cent this
year in the number of seals caught
'would Indicate that the doom of the
teal is sealed.
Of course it had to come. A drama
has been put on in New York enti
tled "Heart of the Klondike." It will
probably also have to go.
A Chicago judge calls Sanie, Claus a
pagan myth. That judge must be a
childless old growler to talk that way
before the little folks, with Christmas
only a little more than six weeks away.
Gen. Dan Sickles is now posing sim
ply as Cuba's friend. If Sickles had not
always been so everlastingly troubled
with numerousness, he might have
amounted to a good deal more in the
. Unless my name is kept out of the
whole thing I shall go into It and make
certain people know I am around.—
Joseph Benson Fo raker. Of course,
Mr. Hanna, you do not need to be told
that this refers to you.
If Van Wyck makes a real good
mayor, he may be nominated for presi
dent of the United States in 1900. From
the position of mayor of the second
city in the world to that of president
of the greatest nation on earth ought
not to be such a very big jump.
>• Piatt's Thanksgiving seems likely to
be anything but a pleasant one. His
candidate lost the New York mayor
alty, his candidate lost the judgeship
of the New York court of appeals, and
now six Brooklyn assemblymen threat
en to take away his power in the lower
house of the legislature.
-^te» — ■ —
Sixth Auditor Castle is anxious about
the scholarship of the men under him
t fc in the postoffice department. He has
co far found that all Republicans are
worthy of a raise in rank and that all
,' Democrats must be reduced or dis
charged. Mr. Castle is taking an ad
vanced position as a civil service re
The queerest matrimonial compro
mise of the age came off the past week
at Wilmington. A groom refused to
appear at the date and time set for his
own wedding because of a disagree
ment as to the kind of shoes and tie
he was to wear during the tying of the
nuptial knot. He wanted to wear rus
*': .eet shoes and a black tie; his bride-to
be wanted him to wear black shoes
and a white tie. They compromised
later on russet shoes and a buff-color
ed tie and were quietly wed.
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE.
SOVEREIGN MINUS A SCEPTER
Master Workman of the Knights of Labor Dropped
by the General Assembly.
The Step, While Entirely Unexpected, Is Said to
Have Been Amicable.
Henry Hicks, of New York, the New Head of the Order
— Sovereign's Annual Address.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 12.— James
R. Sovereign, who has been general
masterworkman of the Knights of
Labor for the past four years or more
and who, before and during that time,
has been one of the ablest champions
of the order and its doctrines, was this
afternoon relieved of his office by the
general assembly, which has been in
session in this city Fince Monday last.
Under ordinary conditions Mr. Sover
eign's term of office would not expire
until the next meeting. This, however,
it is said, makes no difference with the
order, whose general officers, during a
meeting, are always in the hands of
the meeting and can be disposed at the
will of the majority. Along with Mr.
Sovereign three other officers were re
tired because of the special election,
viz: B. C. McGuire, general worthy
foreman, of Amsterdam, and Daniel
Brown, of Montana, and H. B. Mar
tin, of Minnesota, members of the ex
ecutive committee. Henry A. Hicks,
of New York District 253, New York
city, was chosen to fill Mr. Sovereign's
place, and I. D. Chamberlain, of
Peublo, Colo., was selected as general
worthy foreman. Barsfield Patrick, of
Montreal, and Henry Bosteck, of Glass
Workers' Assembly No. 300, were chos
en as the two members of the executive
board, the third member being Andrew
This very decided change in the
corps of general officers of the K. of L.
will cause considerable astonishment
in labor circles throughout the coun
try. Save to those who were on the
inside, so to speak, for the past three
months, there was absolutely nothing
of this known. It is said, though the
change was sudden and totally un
looked for, it was done with the amica
ble consent of all. In some quarters
it is hinted that it had been prear
ranged before the delegates gathered
In this city for the general assembly.
On good authority it is learned that it
was with Mr. Sovereign's most hearty
approval that he steps down and out.
It is likewise with the appreciation
and, in fact, love of his brethren of
the order that this is done. The same
holds good with the other officers who
were relieved. Mr. Sovereign stated to
night that he wished the retirement.
He wanted rest from the labor which
the office entailed upon him.
Henry A. Hicks, master workman
elect, was seen after the meeting. He
said that he did not intend to outline
the future of the order under his ad
ministration for several days yet. He
expressed the highest admiration for
his predecessor, saying that he thought
him one of the greatest exponents of
the age of the prime idea represented
by the K. of L. I. D. Chamberlin, the
worthy foreman-elect, is a newspaper
All the business transacted at to
day's meeting went through in tfte
most amicable manner possible. There
was not the slightest hitch and perfect
brotherhood prevailed. At the morn
ing session the remnant of the routine
business which had been left over was
disposed of. The afternoon session
was principally taken up with the de
livery of Mr. Sovereign's annual ad
dress, which was listened to by the
delegates with the greatest interest
and greeted with enthusiasm.
Mr. Sovereign prefaced his .address
with the statement that the opening
of this regular session of the general
assembly presents to the world the
"same undismayed membership through
whose fortitude and courage the spirit
of progress combats greed and avarice,
and defies the cant and hypocrisy of
the age." He then dwelt briefly on the
triumphs of the principles of the order,
saying that it had survived the crimes
of its traitors and prospered in spite
of the contumely of its enemies. The
order, he said, today was stronger in
membership, stronger in character and
stronger in the hearts of the people
than it was a year ago. He recom
mended that this session confine its
deliberations largely to the work of
organization, and to this end plans
should be put in operation which will
insure the service of the largest pos
sible number of experienced and ef
ficient organizers in isolated and un
organized fields. The work of whole
sale reform in the labor field, he con
tended, is retarded through the co
ercion and corruption of the poor by
the holders of idle capital, who domi
nate the press and debauch the poli
cies of the country, while the courts
apply the arrogant lash of despotism
in the form of injunctions against the
freedom of speech and peaceble assem
blage of the poor.
"The St. Louis conference," he said,
"was a united labor protest against
the most flrgrant outrages ever com
mitted against civil liberty in this
country. It was the vox populi of an
May Die of Old Age,
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12.— 1n view
of the fact that the supreme court,
which is now in session at Sacramento,
will adjourn on Tuesday next until
the second Monday in January, it is
not considered probable that W. H. T.
Durrant, the condemned murderer of
Blanche Lamont and Minnie Williams,
will expiate the crime for which he
was sentenced to be hanged in Decem
ber, 1895, during the current year. In
the ordinary course of events, the mat
ter cannot come up for hearing upon
the points involved in the order grant
ing the certificates of probable cause,
to which Durrant owes his second lease
SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 13, 1897.
Hember of the Executive
Board From This State,
outraged nation thundering against
the pomp and arrogance of returning
jespotism, and since that time free
speech has not been suppressed by
Mr. Sovereign then took as his theme
the great miners' strike, in which he
said the knights had a large member
ship directly involved. He said in
part: "That great struggle was a test
between underpaid, half-starved labor
and arrogant, greedy coal barons. It
was a strike born of hunger and neces
sity, and appealed to all the higher
impulses of humanity. On the side
of the strikers stood the charity and
philantrophy of the world beckoning
onward the slaves of the mines. On
the other hand, the shotgun policy
of the corporation and the despicable
court Injunctions. The armed thugs
were more tolerable than the restrain
ing orders of the courts. The injunc
tions sought to give the air of official
sanction and the color of Judicial dig
nity to the vilest expression of anarchy
ever uttered in this country. But an
archy in judicial robe is no more re
spectable than anarchy in rags; a
judge who will suppress peaceable pub
lic assemblages is no less a traitor
to this country than was Benedict Ar
nold, and the citizens who will resist
such an Injunction is no less a patriot
than were the signers of the Declara
tion of Independence of the heroes of
"Valley Forge. And, if it ever comes to
a contest between constitutional lib
erty and court injunctions, I would
prefer to wrap myself in the flag of
my country and tear down the courts
in defense of the constitution, rather
than to dishonor the flag and tear
down the constitution in defense of the
"While this great strike was support
ed by all recognized labor organiza
tions and was the greatest struggle of
the kind ever known in America, to the
credit of labor it can be said, there was
no lawlessness or riot committed by
Mr. Sovereign's reference to the Ha
zelton affair was brevity itself, he sim
ply saying that it was "a cold-blooded
murder of inoffensive Hungarian min
ers by the sheriff of Hazelton," whom
he characterized as an agent of em
ploying corporations. Mr. Sovereign
concluded by saying that the most
gratifying results of the national la
bor conferences held during the last
year was demonstrated in the ability
of the organized labor force to rise
above selfishness and jealousy, and
unite for the common good of all.
After the annual address the change
in officers took place. The old officers
were relieved and the new ones elect
ed and installed.
SOUTHERN CREDITORS ACT.
Receiver Asked for a Minneapolis
CHATTANOOGA. Term., Nov. 12.— A gen
eral creditors' bill was filed today in the chan
cery court of Rhea county, Tennessee, at
Dayton, against the Security Sa/in&s nnd
Lo--.ii association, of Minneapolis, Vl'im. lor
the clt'zens of Rhea county. The bill de
clares that the association, on account of bad
or fraudulent management, is wholly insolv
ent, and asks for a receiver to wind up the
affairs of the association. The association,
said tho local agent, N. H. Rensley, owns
forty-one residences in Dayton, besides forty
one vacant lots, all valued at $73,000. The
allegations in the bill state that money has
been loaned on property to -/hich thr mort
gagees had no good title. T. J. Gillespie,
clerk and master in chancery at Dayton, is
named lv tho bill as receiver.
Illinois Miners Insist on tlie Spring
BRAIDWOOD, 111.. Nov. 12.— The miners
mass meeting at Coal City today voted unani
mously to resume the strike throughout the
Wilmington-Braidwood district. The decision
affects the mines at Carbon Hill, Diamond
and Coal City, and postpones pending settle
ment in other towns, except where the full
scale is paid. The miners at several mines
have not ratified the action of the meeting,
but everything indicates a general suspjnslon
pending an effort to secure arbitration of ail
existing differences in accordance with the
action of tho Streator convention. The min
ers will contend for the gross weight scale
as adopted at Springfield.
Young* BecU-rvitli, "Who 3larried ."Hiss
Lincoln, Is at Hornie.
MOUNT PLEASANT, 10., Nov. 12.-W&rren
Wallace Beckwith, whose elopement and nar
riage with Jessie, daughter of ex-Secretary
of War Robert T. Lincoln, has caused such
commotion in social circles, arrived in this
city last night, and is at his father's home.
His bride will join him Sunday morning, it is
said, and thenceforth, for some time a - , least,
they will make their home here.
Fever lallini; Off.
NEW ORLEANS, La,, Nov. 12.— There was
a big falling off in new cases and deaths
today. Up to 10 o'clock, when the board of
health issued its first oflicial bulletin, not a
single case or death had been reported, but
subsequently a small record was established.
Business continues to improve.
His Life Spared Under the
Present Stay of Execu
tion Until March.
of life, until the middle of January.
After the case has been decided, an
other thirty days at least must inter
vene before the remititur from the su
preme court can reach the trial court
and the condemned man be resentenc
ed. This course would not allow the
execution to take place before the lat
ter part of February or the beginning
of March next. It is possible that the
attorney general may apply to the su
preme court to advance the ease, but
this action is unlikely. Meantime Dur
rant has been removed from the con
demned cell and returned to his old
cell, No. 21, in murderers' row, at San
CHORUS OF POISONS TO MR. SALS AGE— YOU'LL GET YOURSELF DIS
LIKED IF YOU'RE N OT MORE CAREFUL.
• WASHINGTON, Nov. 12.— Definite
arrangements have been made for
taking up the subject of a reciprocity
treaty between the United States and
Canada, and to this end meetings have
been fixed between Hon. John W. Kas
son, who is specially delegated by
President McKinley to conduct reci
procity negotiations, and Sir Wilfrid
Laurier, the Canadian premier, and
Sir Louis Davies, minister of marine.
This is the result of the long and
friendly conference held yesterday be
tween Secretary Sherman and Sir Wil
frid. The meeting will be held during
the present visit of the Canadian of
ficials, but no exact time for it has
yet been fixed, as it will depend some
what on the time which can be spared
from the Bering sea sessions. The ar
rangement also contemplates taking up
the questions of border migration,
North Atlantic fisheries, and all other
subjects affecting the two countries.
The meeting with Mr. Kasson, how
ever, will be confined to reciprocity,
as he is delegated by the president
to treat on that subject alone.
It is not expected that the reciprocity
treaty itself can be matured during
the present visit of the Canadian of
ficials, the desire being to arrive at
some common understanding at this
time, and then perfect the details later.
The dinner at the White house last
night assisted toward a friendly settle
ment of pending questions. There were
no toasts and no speeches at the din
ner, but, at its conclusion, the Cana
dian guests accompanied the president
and his cabinet advisers to the blue
room, where a wholly informal and
personal exchange of views occurred.
They were on the same friendly Jines
as those at the formal conference be
tween the secretary of state and Sir
Wilfrid Laurier earlier in the day, and
the general sentiment prevailed that
the present time was opportune for
more cordial intercourse between this
country and Canada. The announce
ment of the meetings with Kasson
In view of these meetings it is point
ed out that much misapprehension ex
ists as to the preferences which the
Canadian tariff law gives to Great Bri
tain. The law makes no mention of
Great Britain. It has two schedules,
maximum and minimum. At present
Great Britain enjoys the minimum
rates, but the same are open to all
other countries, the United States in
cluded, and there is nothing in the law
which contemplates giving Great Bri
tain the exclusive benefits of these low
er rates. It is understood to be the
view of the Canadian officials that the
markets of the United States and
Canada are so closely connected, geo
graphically, that it is essential that the
countries look to each other rather
than to markets thousands of miles
distant and difficult of access. This, it
is said, implies no undue benefits or dis
criminations toward the United States
or Great Britain, but merely a recogni
tion of business conditions.
It is stated upon good authority that
the Canadians will ask a counter con
cession from this country in the way
of a guarantee for the protection of
the northern fisheries, in return for
any alteration of the sealing regula
tions to which they may give their con
sent. They take the position that the
fish along the Canadian and New
foundland coasts are as much the
property of Canada as are the seals
on the Prybiloff islands the property
of the United States, and contend that
they have as much right- to make de
mands for the protection of the fish
against American fishermen as we have
to ask the Canadians to agree to fur
ther restrictions in the matter of kill
ing the seals. Their specific complaint
is that while Canadian laws prohibit
fishing except within certain seasons
the American laws do not impose cor
responding conditions and that while
the taking of the fish can be prohibited
during the closed seasons within their
territory it cannot be controlled out
side ef these boundaries. Many of the
fish which properly belong within Cana
dian waters are thus picked up out of
season by American fishermen. Sir
Wilfrid Laurier will ask the United
States to agree to the protection of
these fish during the breeding season
as an offset for any special concession
to which Canada may consent.
During today's conference, a series
of propositions was presented by the
American representatives covering thp
number and habits of the seals, and
the extent to which the seal herd had
been reduced during the five years in
which the Paris award had been in
operation. In turn, the British-Cana
dian representatives presented coun
ter-propositions, covering their view
of the same subjects. The propositions
differed considerably, but were not so
wide apart as to lead to the belief that
they could not be reconciled. It was
felt to be desirable to hold no after
noon session, in order that the two
sets of propositions might be com
pared. Later in the day the British-
Canadians submitted some further
amendments to the American proposi
| tions. It was expected that, when the
Informal Conference on
the Subject of a New Can
adian Commercial Treaty.
session is resumed tomorrow, the ex
perts will be able to reach a common
understanding. The propositions do
not embody any diplomatic features,
but are solely scientific, as to the jium
ber, habits and destruction of the
seals. After the experts have recon
ciled their propositions, the diplomats
will begin to consider the large sub
ject of providing an adequate remedy
against seal destruction. It is not ex
pected, however, that this stage will
be reached before next week, and the
first plan of concluding the meeting
this week has been given up.
"MEKKIAM OX SOI XD MONEY.
Ex-Governor State* Ills Views to
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12.— Ex-Gov.
and Mrs. W. R. Merrlam came down
from New York last evening, are stop
ping for a day or two at the Shoreham.
Yesterday they bid good-bye to their
son, Paymaster Merriam, of the United
States cruiser Helena, which is off for
a long voyage to China. Gov. Merriam
wits an early caller at the White house
this morning, and evidently had an ap
pointment for, notwithstanding the
fact that it was cabinet day, he spent
nearly an hour with President McKin
ley. Later he called at the Arlington
and met members of the monetary
commission, in session.
Some time ago the commission re
quested the views of Gov. Merriam on
what kind of legislation, in his judg
ment, would best conduce to a sub
stantial currency system. His reply
has been received, and it is said today
that it is considered to be one of the
most conservative and practical of any
opinions yet filed.
Gov. Merriam said that, in his opin
ion, congress would not accept the pro
position to finally retire the greenbacks
and substitute an interconvertible
United States bond in their stead. He
has found much opposition to the re
tirement of the greenbacks, but he sug
gests a way in which the banks could
hold the greenbacks and issue their
notes against them. Then require each
bank, of course, to redeem its own
"To be specific," says Mr. Merriam,
' there is approximately $660,000,000 of
national bank circulation. Now, if one
half of this was issued in lieu of the
paper money which threatens the gold
reserve it would solve the difficulty in
a simple manner. The banks would
pay no interest on this circulation but
they might be taxed on the other hand
for their actual circulation so that
would bring into the national treasury
about $7,000,000 per annum. We would
then have all our money including
treasury notes and greenbacks in cir
culation and the tax on a portion of
this circulation would regulate the
business of the banks. I think that the
banks should be willing to pay some
thing for the charter conferred on them
by this government. The proposed tax
of course, would be willingly paid wh-n
the business of the country and that
of banks warranted the circulation and
when it did not they could withdraw a
portion of their circulation thus regu
lating the volume of money to suddlv
s.t!' N ?A *do not favor the abolition of
the 10 per cent tax on state and pri
vate banking institutions. The coun
try with its vast railway, telegraph
and telephone systems is too closely
connected to warrant any experiment
of that kind which resulted so serious
ly many years ago when, in the absence
of the facilities mentioned, there might
have been some excuse for such a
CHANGES BY CASTLE.
Twenty Clerks Rednoed in Grade
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12.— 1n con
tinuing the changes in the personnel of
his office, Sixth Auditor Castle for the
postoffice department has promoted A.
Clements to be chief of the collecting
division. D. H. Fenton, whom Mr.
Duncan succeeds, has been engaged to
represent the government in all legal
proceedings against the bondsmen of
postoffice department officials, includ
ing postmasters. Mr. Castle states that
he has examined the replies of about
forty of the clerks whom he notified
some months since of their probable
reduction in grade and pay, and that
he has made reductions in about
twenty cases, averaging about $200 each
per annum. The showing made by the
remaining twenty being satisfactory,
they will remain undisturbed. The no
tices were originally sent to about
eighty persons and the responses of all
of them will be scrutinized carefully.
WASHINGTON*, Nov. 12.— Northwestern
pensions were granted Thursday as fellows:
Minnesota — Increase: Patrick Heffernan,
Northfie'.d: Archibald McAllister, Minnenap
olls. Widows: Caroline Anderson, Detroit
City; Daniel C. Chipman (father), St. Paul.
Wisconsin— Additional: Joseph Williams,
Pensaukee. Reissue: Frederick Kiser, Silver
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12.— W. E. Tucker
was today appointed postmaster at Day City,
Pierce county; S. R. Watson at Da'.e, Ontaga
mle county, and G. F. Seymour at Retreat,
Vernon county, Wis. ,
PRJCE TWO CENTS-! gVggSgV
ANXIOUS TO SEE
THE OTHER WORLD.
Suicide of John C. Bullitt Jr., Formerly of St. Paul,
at a New York Hotel.
CURIOSITY HIS CHIEF MOTIVE.
Remarkable Letter Written to His Brother Before
His Act of Self- Destruction.
WAS ONCE NORTHERN PACIFIC COUNSEL
Son of a Famous Kentucky Jurist and Nephew of a
Prominent Attorney of Philadelphia.
NEW YORK, Nov. 12— John C. Bul
litt Jr., of Duluth, Minn., was
found dead today In a room
at the Central Railroad hotel on
Liberty street, which he en
gaged on the previous night, having
registered as from Duluth, Minn. The
man had apparently committed suicide.
as bottles containing hydro-chloric
acid, cyanide of potassium and nitric
acid were found on a table near the
bed upon which the corpse lay. A let
ter found in the apartment addressed
to Joshua F. Bullitt Jr., Big Stone Gap,
Wise county, Va., read as follows:
"Thursday— Dear Joshua: I have decided
to end it all. I wish that you and Jim would
induce father and mother to so mako their
wills as to secure to my wife aud daughter
my one-third of their estate. I ask that every
paper, memorandum, etc., that I leave be
hind mo be destroyed without being pre
viously read. You will, I know, be interest
ed in knowing how a person feels who Is
about to step into the unknown world. Hence,
I will tell you what my feelings are. I
wonder, I doubt, I hope, but over all the
wonder and doubt, and tho hope, a feeling
of intense curiosity prevails. What is the
future? I believe I know, but It only a be
lief. I am very curious to verify It. The
feeling of fear is absent. I am going from
here to the Eden Musee to play chess with
the automaton. This fact ilustrates my
mental condition perhaps better than
a volume of my writing would. Death seems
to me to be merely an event of no more im
portance, say, than breakfast. 1 love life,
and hate to leave it, but the summons has
been served and I must answer. And now,
good-bye. We will meet again. Your brother
—"John C. Bullitt Jr."
After registering at the hotel .Bullitt
was given a roem on the second floor.
Early this morning he came down
stairs, but returned to his room. That
was the last time Bullitt was seen alive.
As there was no response to the
knocks of the chambermaid, the door
of the apartment was forced open late
this afternoon, and then the suicide
J. R. McMurran. of No. 16 West Thir
ty-first street, this city, an intimate
friend of Mr. Bullitt, and who was
largely instrumental In inducing him
to come to New York, spoke of his
friend tonight. "I cannot imagine why
he did it," said Mr. McMurran. "The
only reason that can be given is the
past three or four years of financial
depression which he passed through.
His home is in Duluth, Minn. He
was counsel for the Northern Pacific
railroad at St. Paul prior to moving
to Duluth. Five or six years ago Mr.
Bullitt married Miss Francis Western,
of St. Paul. They have a little girl
two years old. Mrs. Bullitt's mother
and sister live with her in Duluth.
Bullitt was a nephew of John C. Bul
litt, one of the most prominent citizens
of Philadelphia. His father is Logan
M. Bullitt, of Louisville, Ky., and he
has a brother, Joshua F. Bullitt Jr.,
to whom the letter was addressed.
Joshua is also known as a junior, lie
cause he has an uncle of the same
name. About a month ago Bullitt
came to New York, largely oecause of
my repeated urging. He was arrang
ing for offices, and only three days ago
in the Waldorf told me he was about
to take out his license here."
Continuing, he said: "A peculiar in
cident that happened a week ago, and
which at that time did not seem un
usual, has now in the light of this de
plorable affair, particular significance.
I happened to pass through the parlor
of the stock exchange and saw my
friend Bullitt sitting all by himself in
a corner of the room. I knew he was
alone in this great city and supposed
he was a little blue. I asked him to
come with me and get a cigar. 'Never
mind,' he said. 'Excuse me just now,
Mac, please. I am working out a
problem.' When I 'came back an hour
later he seemed light and cheerful and
wh*-n I asked him in a jocular way if
he had succeeded, he replied with a
smile: 'Yes, I have solved it out. It is
all right now. Come, we will get that
cigar.' I have no doubt but that he
was then planning his death.
"James McNaught, a prominent law
yer of the Syndicate building, 35 Nas
sau street, was an intimate friend of
Mr. Bullitt. When he was out in Du
luth some time ago he saw the young
LONDON, Nov. 12.— A dispatch to the
Dally Chronicle from Havana sum
marizes statements by Generals Max
imo Gomez, Aranguron, Arango and
the late Adolfo Castillo, all opposing
the acceptance of anything short of in
dependence, and declaring that auton
omy would not be worth the paper it
was written on. The same correspon
dent confirms the report that Gen.
Castillo was betrayed by a false friend
to the Spaniards, who sent a portion
of the civil guard to lie in wait for
him and shoot him as he was leaving
the supposed friend's house.
MADRID, Nov. 12.— United States
Minister Woodford had a cordial in
terview today with Senor Moret, min
ister of the colonies, and it is believed
that he assured Senor Moret that the
United States government is satisfied
with the measures taken thus far by
Marshal Blanco. The government has
received, for the queen regent, the ca
bled request of the Union Constitu
tional party in Cuba that her majesty
would decline to sign the decrees estab
lishing autonomy in the island, but the
request will be ignored; and the action
of the party is regarded as unimpor
tant If the government decides to carry
man was not prospering as he should
and he suggested moving to New Vuik.
Mr. McNaught told me tonight he had
concluded to give Bullitt a start by
placing him on a salary at once, and
all day yesterday and today In- was
looking for him to come in. The letter
you say he left addressed to Mr. Mc-
Naught was perhaps in connection
with this. We have wired his re
latives in Duluth and Kentucky and
expect a reply at any moment. Some
of them will likely come on and take
personal charge of the body, but if
not, we will see that it is properly
cared for, and turned over to friends."
The body was taken to an undertak
ing shop at 95 Greenwich street, to
night awaiting final orders for its dis
LOUISVILLE. Ky., NOV. 12.— John C.
Bullitt Jr., of Duluth, Minn., who com
mitted suicide in New York today, was
the son of Hon. Joshua F. Bullitt, of
Jefferson county, Ky. It was learned
by the Associated Press correspondent
here tonight, that for some time past
Mr. Bullitt's actions had been very
peculiar. The dead man was a Lout
thirty-five years of age. He was edu
cated at Washington and Lee univer
sity, and afterwards studied law at the
University of Virginia. On complet
ing his education he went to St. Paul,
It was stated that some months ago
Mr. Bullitt's actions became so differ
ent from what they had formerly been
that his relatives came to the conclu
sion that his niiml was deranged. He
gave up his law practice and engaged
in various gold mine speculations in
Mexico, Which were thought to i
a rather wild character. Two months
ago, In promoting these Bpeculut
he went to New York and had been
there since. Mr. Bullitt was a nephew
of Col. Thomas W. Bullitt, of this city,
and also of John C. Bullitt, one of the
most prominent lawyers of Philadel
phia. He was connected with many of
the leading families of Kentucky, but
as he had not lived here since boyhood,
was not so well known as the oth< r
members of the family. His father was
formerly a prominent lawyer in this
city and was at one time judge of the
court of appeals. It is not known yet
what disposition will be made of trie
DULUTH, Minn.. Nov. 12. -John C.
Bullitt Jr., who suicided in New York
today, came here from St. Paul, where
he was counsel for the Northern
cific road, about live years ago. He
was prominent in local Democratic
politics prior to the last presidential
campaign. Bullitt was well connected
in the South, his father having been
one of the foremost men of thai re
gion. His family still resides in this
city, and a report"!- was the flrsl to
apprize them of Bullitt's death. A
friend of the family says Bullitl bad
been pecuniarily embarrassed for some
time back. He did not express Bur
prise on learning of the act. Bullitt
came into prominence here last
by prosecuting the contest of hi
ter-in-law, Kathryn Western Gray, to
a widow's dower in the estate of l:*:-h
A. Gray, a wealthy man, who died, pre
sumably without wife oi- issue. B< -
fore the case was decided,
ment was made with th.- heirs, In
which Bullitt is supposed to havi
ceived $5,000. it seems to be thi Im
pression among those that knew him
here that melancholia led up to the
Mr. Bullitt was a Kentuckian, l.i-- father
having been a prominent lawyer nnd It ter
chief justice nf tie- -supreme court of that
state. He came to St. Paul some yeai
to practice law, nnd about IKV7 was a:
to Chief founsel .1. H. McNaught, of tlie
Northern Pacific road. When I
McNaught removed In* offlce tn New fork,
.Mr. bullltt was made general counsel ol the
company at St. Paul, a position he held up
to three years ago, when be waa succeeded
by John Mitchell, the present 8
Genera] Counsel r. w. Bunn, and i i
general law practice |q st. Paul. Lat< i he
went to Duluth, where be also practiced. He
was a member of the bar association le re
and wa« counted by bis associates an able
lawyer and a courtly gentleman. Some
back he married Miss Fannie Western, wiio
Is In Duluth. Ills uncle, John ('. Bullitt Sr.,
Is one ot the prominent attorneys in Ph
Cuban Leaders Declare for
out Its programme loyally and
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12.— The Span
ish minister today received th<- follow
ing cable message from Capt. Gen.
Blanco: "A protective eommitt
reconcentrados has been formed irlth
great success by Gen. Bernal in I'ma :■
del Rio. The committee is aided by a
very general co-operation, but especial
ly by the tobacco planters, who a
to contribute $1 for every ba!>- of to
bacco harvested. This represents b< Ip
to the amount of from $80,000 to $10
The greatest activity is displayed all
through the island in the formation of
like committers, the success and im
mediate efficacy of which. It is hoped,
will prove the best possibly remedy for
the suffering of the reconcentrados un
der the present circumstances."
< ii nd i.ln i•• for Major.
BOSTON. Nov. 12— The Hryan Democrats,
a faction of the regular Democratic party in
this city, which supported Uryan an I
silver, tonight nominated Mr. Tbomai
a well known member of the Suffolk
bar. a-s candidate for mayor, and also ,i I I
a platform U|K>n wh:eh he will stand. Mr.
Riley's candidacy will be Upon nomination
pai>ers in ea.se he is net Indorsed by tho
regular Democracy, which Is by no moan*
-ertala at present.