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Minneapolis.
tWICE <;r> SOUTH FULKTiI STKtKT.
p >lINXKAI'OLIS GLOBULES.
Tudjto Smith has filed an order granting
' • imal dissolution of the aid Franklin
* ate baak.
Ernest Mousso has been adjudged insane
id ordered committed to tho state hospital
J St. IVter. Mousso is a boy, 111 years of
;e. and was b;>rn In this city.
: The S. E. Olsen Company Employes' Mu
ni Benefit association of Minneapolis filed
fticlas hi" incoriKiration with the secicary
.*•!;.;<■ yesterday.
Judge Mc(!«' yesterday morning gave a
lor the stale in a suit against
iliinm 11. Gilmore aud John ft. Schuyler,
ire lies on a $."M) criminal bond of P. Atlas.
Judge Ueland, receiver of the Washington
js::U, has In * ii granted an order to lease the
i\ Sa.sli and Ih-or company's plant to
«■!•!•£<■ T. llt'iistain lor $I,aUJ per year.
It is reported that several children and
' ung people l (-turning Erom ska;ing Tuesday
■filing were held up and robbed by a tall
.mi in the shadows of the exposition build-
II he police were uotitiei but d.d nut find
le tli i. f.
Receiver Frank M. Nye, of the Bank of '
linneapolis, has 'been authorized to convey
ertain n.il estate belonging to his u-u^t io
r< (iitors of the insolvency, who will u<- ept
toe property a.s i<ay in lull far the amount
f their claims.
• Dr. Merit B. Peck, of Minneapolis, was
Hied liy being run down by a freight train
t Kansas Ctly, Tuesday nigh:. He was
Ing the tracks at the time. Dr. PeSk
'■ ■ years of age, and went to Kansas
!ity last fall, ills wife and daughter live
t rhirty-flrst street ajid Fremont avenue.
One of the brnnd new things in farcial
. onipedy is underlined for the Metropolitan
qi last three nights of this week, cosnmenc
ng this afternoon. "A Bachelor's 11 ney
noon," will L><" presented by a company that
Deludes George F. Nash, Robert Pation
William Winter .Milfurd, Nita Sykes
tiler ani.sts of more than average n pii <•
t purveyors of rollisklng humor.
Henry E. Dixey, in his spectacular pro
: luction <>f magic, mirth, mystery and niim
- pleasing large uudinc(-es at the Bijou.
klr. Dixey gives one of the most pleasing
alnments that has appeared here this
Mis clever imitations of Henry Irv-
i '!.!■ Old Man" and "The Stage Struck
from "The Seven Ages," made a big
j.iit with the largo audiences. The principal
■Hustons, "The Yogi Mysteries," "The Mys
,. In rv of Mesrour," and "The Miracles of
IChunder Hula," are vei sfood.
lt< ii rriuiKliiK School Studies.
j Superintendent Jordan, of tho Minneapolis
► Is, lias been given authority to n-ar-
Irange the course of study as it seems wisest
hlie rearrangement was made necessary on
:: t of the early closing of the Schools.
:. ml enrollment of the Minneapolis
Is this term was 31.71K, an Increase of
1,752 over the same term last year. A re
quest Was received from the G. A. H. posts
nneapolis asking that the school chil
dren be allowed to contribute toward the erec
tion of a soldiers' monument In Lakewood
cemetery. The request was referred to the
committee on buildings.
Fjeilntnn Will Rnn It.
I Charles FJellman was present yesterday be
lore the council committee on licenses to sup
port iiis application for a license to run a
f;il'W>l! at 1 2'<T Washington avenue south.
Fjellman made such a good impression upon
the committee that they all voted to recom
m< nil the granting of the license. Those
present wire Chairman L.;>ng, Aid. Crosby,
Fort and Dwyer, of the committee, while Aid.
Band and Anderson and Fjellman were spec
tators.
The committee examined Mr. Fjellman's
bond, and found It to be perfectly satisfac
tory. Mr. FJeUman declared that ho- had
purchased tho stock and flxtuns in good faith
* a- 'I bad executed a lease for the place and
intended to open a saloon acid ruu
it himself.
The Output of Floor.
The Northwestern Miller reports the flour
output Ist week, at four points, as follows:
Minneapolis, 215,1?30 bbls; Head of lakes 42,-
Old I,li!s; Milwaukee. Z<,520 bhls; St. Louis
[ bis. Aggregate, 330,700 bbls. Previous
week. 306,370 bhls. The output in Minne- j
1 aj<. Jis this week is estimated at 2;".i>,(»00 bar- !
rels. The flour market was quite a good one j
la.-v week. The steady strength In wheat '
pi iiKd to induce buyers to take Imld,. and !
a very good business was done by millers I
illy. Even the domestic trade booght '
freely than was its wont. The export '
lemand Improved and very good sales were
pad* : even London and Liverpool, taking fair
Quantities of flour.
Rev. Wilkinson Mulcted.
. The jury In tho slander suit of Adelaide
E. M. Daniels against Rev. Wm. Wilkin
» n, rector of St. Andrew's Episcopal eiiureh, !
(Fturned :: verdict of $50 for the plaintiff :
yost< rday afternoon, after being out since
veiling. It is understood that. Mr. Wil- I
kin-..!, will appeal the case to the supreme
Court.
\o ESaater Vacation.
Easter week will not be o>bservcd In tho
usual way by tho putilic school students of
Minneapolis. They will not be granted the
usual Easter vacation but instead will con
tinue at their studies. Good Friday alone
Will the schools be closed. This was one of
the conclusions arrived at while the board
ot educatl n was in executive session Tuesday
afternoon. The fact that the schools were, to
be closed one month earlier than usual was, i
of course, the cause of the action.
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WILSON IS FREED
AFTER NUMEROUS ItALI.OTS THE
JIRV RETURNS A VERDICT OF
ACQUITTAL.
MAY NOW SUE THE CITY.
LIVELY TILTS IN THE HASKELL
CASE BETWEEN WITNESS FOS
TER AND JUDGE JACKSON.
MOSIIIK KNOWS NOT HIS FATE.
Kept In Ignorance of the Date of
Ills Execution — (aenerul News
of MinneapoliM.
"Not guilty" was the verdict of the
i jury in the trial of Frank Wilson for
; the murder of Rime Ducharme.
It was shortly before 5 o'clock that
I the jurors notified Judge Smith that
1 they had reached an agreement, and,
jas the judge was still in the court
\ room, the attorneys and the defendant
! were immediately on hand and the ver
, diet given as above.
From the nature of the evidence in
I the case it was not thought probable
| that the verdict would be other than
| it was, but it was a great surprise 4hat
the jury were so long in reaching the
verdict of acquittal. The Globe
learns that the first ballot after the
! Jury organized resulted 8 for acquittal,
j 3 for conviction and one blank. One
I of those voting for conviction did so
from motives of policy, and the man
voting blank claims he was acting
i upon the same Impulse. They wished
to appear to change their votes to ac
quittal, and thought to influence some
others by so doing. Thus the jury
practically stood 10 for acquittal and
2 for conviction at the time the case
j was placed in their hands at about
; 10:30 in the morning.
One man came over without trouble,
but one hung out tenaciously. This man
argued to his fellow jurors that by re
turning a verdict of acquittal the Jury
would be placing themselves in the po
sition of saying that no murder had
been committed. So firmly had this
idea become rooted in his mind that it
is doubtful if it was completely eradi
cated when he finally changed his
vote and joined the majority.
Wilson, the defendant, was immedi
ately released when the verdict was
announced and made his way to the
office of the clerk of courts to get pos
session of the valuables taken from his
person when he was arrested.
He was told by Clerk Dickey that an
j order of the judge was necessary as a
I preliminary. Before seeking the judge,
I however, he told the clerk he might
keep the revolver over night.
"Jf I have it in my possession they
will have me arrested before I leave the
building for carrying concealed weap
ons," he exclaimed sarcastically.
To a reporter Wilson stated that he
did not yet know what he wouid do.
"Are you thinking of suing anybody
i or the county .because of your arrest
and imprisonment?" was asked.
"I'll tell you about that later," was
his reply.
Wilson's attorney, A. P. Loomls,
however, was not so reticent. He de
clares that suit will be brought against
Detective John P. Hoy, especially be
cause of the fact that he forced Wilson
to have his likeness photographed and
that the pictures were furnished to the
newspapers and published as that of
the murderer of Rime Ducharme.
The question stil remains, "Who
killed Rime Ducharme?" It will be
remembered that the body of a man
was found between the tracks of the
Minneapolis & St. Louis and the Mil
waukee railways at Hopkins Station on
July 24 last. Investigation led to the
belief that the corpse was that of a
cripple. Rime Ducharme, whose home
was at Faribault, Minn. Further in
vestigation showed that the dead man
had last been seen in the company of
Frank WilfOß, the man who has just
been acquittec l . The circumstances
were strong against Wilson. The testi
mony showed that he had been the lest
known man to see Ducharme. A party
named McKelvey had been with Wilson
and Ducharme during the day of the
murder, and at the time of the tragedy,
at Hopkins, McKelvey had stated to
Constable Cooper and others that the
last he had seen of Wilson and the
cripple the two of them were walking
together down the railroad tracks.
This testimony was what the state
wanted, and they sent to Fargo for Mc-
Kelvey, intending to use him as a wit
ness for the presecution. When placed
upon the stand, however, McKelvey
flatly contradicted his former state
ment and claimed that the Last he had y
seen of the cripple he was walking'
down the railroad track toward Minne
apolis and that he was alone. It was
the change of this witness that killed
the case of the state.
WAS A MATCH FOR JACKSON.
Witness Foster Milken Things
Lively in the Haskeil Libel Suit.
In the case of ihe state against \V. E. Has
kell, "Witness Foster was still on the stand
for cross-examination yesterday.
Mr. .Jackson wanted tho witness to tell him
the purpose of the Boston mooting, which
sent him to Chicoga.
Regarding the proposition for half the stock
the witness swore that it never assumed any
Bhape, as he was of the opinion that the stock
could not bo scoured and was of little value
anyway, although he made a "bluff" or two
at the West Pullman association.
"Why do you say you didn't consider the
stock worth anything?"
"Because of the first mortgage, the large
special assessments, the bills payable, tho
fact that the association was not a corpora
tion, all those complications, and the possi
bility of litigation."
"Why, Mr. Foster, there was no question
about all that, for the stock proposition was
made on the basis of a new bond issue, with
all the old debts wiped out," cried Mr. Jack
son.
"That is not true, and you know it," said
the witness. "Nothing was ever said about
a new mortgage until some time in April."
Mr. Jackson showed the witness a state
ment which he had signed and asked him if
he did it with knowledge of its truth.
"I thought the court had rulod out all this
subsequent matter," said the witness.
"That isn't any of your business. Answer
my question."
"Oh! yes it is, too."
"Well. I am glad to know :t. We want to
know where you stand in this matter."
Mr. Jackson wanted to put in a statement
of the asscsts and liabilities' of the West
Pullman association for November, 1896, long
after the transaction, and Mr. Flannery ob
jected. He thought that whether the West
Pullman association was successful or not
after the rebondlng, throw no light on the
charge that the officers of the Minneapolis
Trust company, two years before, stole $16,000
The court ruled the matter out, and Mr!
Jackson took an exception to the ruling.
"Whon did you see fit to inform the West
Pullman association for the intended sale for
ten cr-nts on tho dollar?"
"I think It was some time In February."
"He knew it before the sale?"
"I think so."
"Then they knew that the sale would en
able the West Pullman association to take
up Its whole debt for $250,000 less than the
mortgages they were about to put on it?"
Mr. Flannery objected on the claim that the
question was a false presentation of facts,
and he explained its falsity. Mr. Jackson
asked the witness to explain.
"Have you a pencil in your pocket?" asked
Mr. Jackson.
"Xo, sir, I h.ive one in my hand."
"That's good— l like accuracy?"
"You don't appear to ."
V"I mean I like you to be accurate. Now
add up those figures for me."
Mr. Flanntry objected to opening up a
school of mathematics in court, and begged
the court to go on with the trial of the case.
The court thought it proper to prove the
witness mistaken by his own figures if he
could. The witness thought they were Mr.
THE SAIIVT PAUL GLOBE: THURSDAY, JANUARY 37, 1898.
Jackson's figures, and his putting them down
did not make him father them. The thing
drifted into the usual argumentative exam
ination, with no headway whatever being
made. Mr. Jackson became angry, and in
formed the court that he was suspicious of
the truth of the witness and thought the
witness was trying to make out a case for
somebody. He argued and argued with the
court. He thought the witness had given out
hiß opinion of his own accord, and he should
be made to now.
"I don't think he has given any opinions
except as you drew them out," said the court.
"Well," said Mr. Jackson, to the witness,
"you find that too hard a problem to an
swer?"
"You needn't answer that question," said
the court. "It's not a fair one on the ruling."
Mr. Jackson began firing questions at the
witness and kept him busy correcting what
he called Mr. Jackson's false statements in
the questions. As Mr. Jackson stood asking
the questions, Mr. Hatch and Mr. Hart were
busied in jumping back and forth from the
table to Mr. Jackson, suggesting questions. It
was the first time it had been found neces
sary to pit the complete trio of attorneys
against one witness.
Mr. Jackson asked the witness if he was
present when the deposition of Mr. Edwards
was taken, and if Edwards did not refuse to
produce a letter from Mr. King to himself
when asked for by the defense.
Mr. Flanncry objected, and Mr. Jackson
made another long argument. He accused
the trust company of destroying letters, tear
ing pages out of letter books and then he
came to the letter In question. It was a most
Important document, he said. If the defense
could have had that, it would have let the
light of day into the transactions, and Foster
knew that when he advised Edwards to with
hold the letter.
It was a most caustic tirade. Mr. Flannery
was angry, and asked the court to prevent
the attorney from arguing to the jury from
such false premises. Both attorneys were at
It hot and heavy, and arms were swinging,
while the witness, with a suppressed laugh
on his features, was trying to get in a word,
addressed to the court. Finally, after a lull
In the storm, the opportunity came.
"If the court plf-ase," said the witness, "I
have that letter In my pocket now, if Mr.
Jackson would like to see it."
Tho crowd laughed at the situation, and the
witness handed the letter to Mr. Jackson. He
looked It over, and did not offer It in evi
dence
"Why did you refuse to give me any in
formation about the bond sale?" asked Mr.
Jackson.
"Because of the contemptible conduct of
your man, Milnor. who came to me and tried
to secure informatinn confidentially, through
a lot of lies, never tolling where he was from,
and not disclosing his real purpose. It was a
contemptible scheme and set me against all
the parties connected with the man."
Witness said he had refused to answer a
subpoena in Chicago because It was plainly
Invalid. Other questions that wore put to
him he refused to answer, as he claimed they
were nskod for the purpose of giving the Jury
a wrong impression. Te explained, in answer
to a question, that he had been anxious to
have the bond sale come up first, and the
building sale afterwards, because he was in
terested in the former.
L. D. Kneeland, of Chicago, vice president
of the West Pullman association in 1894, testi
fied regarding the installment which came
due on the mortgage that the association had
tried every means in its power to raise the
money to meet It, but had utterly failed to
do so. The amount necessary was $50,000, and
when that could not be paid, the balance of
$100,000 more became due and payable. lie
knew that some of the bonds which were
secured by the second mortgage were In the
hands of the Minmapolis Trust company, but
only as a matter of hearsay. He was in
Minneapolis in October or November. He had
a conversation with them in relation to the
West Pullman matter. He disclosed to them
the exact condition of the land association.
Mr. Hale had said that while he had no au
thority in the matter, If the representations
were true, he would recommend to the re
ceiver an offer of 75 cents. Witness had
answered that the sum was too largo, but
that he would see what he could do on a
proposition of 00 cents. He had talked with
other members of the association, and they
did not think favorably of it. Nothing was
done in the matter after that meeting. The
association had put up everything it could
to raise money. After that the Trust com
pany committee came to Chicago to look the
master over. Some time after that the witness
came to Minneapolis and told the Trust com
pany that If they would entertain an offer
of 25 cents on the dollar, he would try and
raise some money. They said they could not
agree to it at that time, and that was all
that was done about It. Mr. Hamblin had said
he thought ho could borrow enough money
to take care of the first mortgage, and went
East to try and do it. Later Hamblin re
ported to the witness that he had failed to
raise any money, because of the fact that
there were so many special assessments upon
tho property.
Court adjourned until 10 o'clock this morn
lne.
CAN'T TAKE HAIMiER IN.
Sons of Hermann S« Decide — Day's
Convention Work.
The Sons of Hermann are not wasting any
time, but are fully occupied each day with
a great deal of executive- business.
The troubles of the Wisconsin lodges con-
Btitutpd the greater part of tho business yes
terday afternoon. It was found that the
Minnesota grand lodge, being Incorporated to
do business in Minnesota, could not very well
take the Wisconsin lodges undor It.s Jurlsdfe
| tlon. bo they appointed a committee, com
posed of the following delegates: F. G Neu
melr, of Stillwater; H. Sehnell, of St. Paul,
and M. Lellnnnn, of Minneapolis, to confer
I with the supreme president of the national
i grand lodpp, to see what can be done for the
penitent Padger state Sons.
All minor matters were next disposed of,
and thon followed a long and warm debate
relative to changing the constitution and
by-laws relating to the assessment planr
No special programme was arranged for last
night, but the visiting delegates were warm
ly entertained at the homes of the local mem
bers. W. C. Oberlis. who has charge of the
details of the arrangements, has done nil In
his power to make things pass off well. Prom
inent on tho floor, as delegates from Brown
county, are Albert Stolnhauser, of New Him,
the county attorney, and Charles Ilauenstcln]
of the same town.
Delivery Wni?onn Ilnrgrlnrized.
Bold burglars plied their trade successfully
last Saturday night in the barn In the rear
of 204 Fourth street southeast. Tho delivery
wagons of tho McKuslk, Copelan, Riddle &
Co. candy factory wore all In the barn, all
loaded with stock ready for delivery.
After breaking Into the barn, the thieves
unlocked the wagons and took as much of
the cigars and candy as they wished
amounting In all to J22.5. One of the wagons
was double locked, and this was entered by
chopping out the panel In the rear door. The
police have been notified, but as yet they
have obtained no clues. An offer of a $25 re
ward is made by the company for the arrest
and conviction of the robbers.
Cause for Him Death a Mystery.
Fred Gustafson, whose tragic death was
chronicled yesterday, resided at 1210 Four
teenth avenue northeast. He was a widower
his wife having died last November He is
survived by three daughters and a son. Gus
tafson had been In the employ of -the Bard
well-Robinson company. The family are
In very poor circumstances and It Is likely
that the remains will be interred at the
county's expense. Coroner Dennis Investi
gated the circumstances of the death yester
day. He decided that neither post mortem
nor Inquest will be necessary. The coroner
was fully satisfied that Gustafson had not
been struck by a railroad train on the bridge
j but Just how the man fell onto the ice no
one seems to know. •
Predwyterinn Women to Entertain.
The Woman's Prenbytf-rian Board of Mis
sions of the Northwest will have its twenty
seventh annual meeting in Westminster
church April 27 and 28. Delegates from the
| societies of Montana. Nebraska, Colorado
I the Dakotas. lowa, Illinois. Indiana, Wiscon
sin and Michigan will be present. The days
will be occupied with business sessions, but
a popular meeting will be held on the even-
Ing of the 28th. at which Robert Spear of
New York, will speak. Mr. Spear has just
returned from a trip around the world, visit
ing the Presbyterian missions. The women of
Westminster will arrange either a reception
or dinner for the delegates and will serve
a luncheon to 550 guests each day.
TO CURE A COLD- IN ONE DAY
j Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
druggists refund money If it falls to cure. 25c.
The genuine has L. B. Q. on each tablet.
Musiilk Still in Ignorance.
John Moshlk was not apprised yesterday
of the day set for his execution. He does not
have access to the newspapers and as no one
in the sheriffs office told him of the gover
nor's action, the condemned murderer re
mained in blissful ignorance of the day set
for his death. Last evening he seemed to
be In the best of spirits, as he was singing
and making merry.
King: Becomes a Copuer,
John King, of recent fame In connection
with an attempted hold-up In South Minne
i apolis. in which he was shot, has been ap
pointed by Mayor Pratt to a position upon
the police force. Mr. King was for several
years an employe of the Milwaukee railroad
in their shops. He had a strong petition from
South Minneapolis people.
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signature />^ SJIJ-rtf-fi-rf 1 - e ' er ?
HIS TWO DEPUTIES
NEW MARSHAL, FOR NORTH DAKO
TA MAKES APPOINT
MENTS.
POPULISTS OPPOSE FUSION.
THOSE IN SOUTH DAKOTA SEEM
TO WAST TO Up IT
ALONE.
EPIDENMIC OF SCARLET f i FEVER
CanMlngr Great Havoc Aiuoi-.^ Rus
sian Settlers In .North
Dakota. .
Special to the Globe.
FARGO, Jan. 26.— United States Mar
shal Haggart tonight announced the
appointment of Fred W. Schindler, of
Rolla, and James Ryan, of Grand
Forks, as deputies for their respective
districts. Schindler served as deputy
under Marshal Cronan. Ryan is a
brother of Chief of Police Ryan, of
Grand Forks, and a representative
from Grand Forks at the last state
legislature.
EPIDEMIC OF FEVER
Canning; Great Havoc Among Rum
nlnn Settlers.
BISMARCK, N. D., Jan. 26.— Reports
from Napoleon, Logan county, give
meager particulars of a terrible epi
demic of scarlet fever among the
Russians in Logan and Mclntosh coun
ties. These two counties are peopled
largely with Russians of the poorer
classes, who have migrated to this
country within the past year or two,
and have been busy finding homes and
erecting houses. The Napoleon Home
stead publishes a list of eighteen
deaths from scarlet fever which have
taken place in that vicinity in the past
two months, and it is stated on the
authority of State Senator Wishek that
there have been 300 deaths in Mcln
tosh county, which has a voting popu
lation of about 700. The deaths have
all been of .children of the Russian Bet
tiers, among whom an epidemic is al
ways accompanied with great fatality,
for the reason that they have no doc
tors, caring for and treating their own
sick, and take no precaution in san
itation or cleanliness. There is no doc
tor nearer than fifty miles, and he Is
never summoned except on the war
rant of the state authorities, when an
epidemic becomes so violent as to en
list the attention of the state. Not
long ago there was an epidemic of
diptheria among the same Russian set
tlers, a disease differing a little from
the common form of diptheria and
which was stated by the Russians to
be prevalent frequently in Russia, and
many children died from the disease.
The state health board did not learn
of the disease and its fatality until
many had died and men dispatched
doctors to the scene. The disease was
finally checked. The present epidemic
appears to be worse than that one.
The settlers among whom the dis
ease exists are ignorant and are said
to be strangely apathetic to the re
sults of the Illness, believing that if
fated to die, no treatment will cure a
sick person, hence their neglect of the
proper treatment.
SURPRISED THE COMBINE.
Litclifleld \« 11 spa pern Fall to Get
the County Printing.
Special to the Globe.
LITCHFIELD, Minn., Jan. 26.— The
county commissioners at their meet
ing yesterday awarded the contract for
the county printing to the "County
Line," a paper published at Eden Val
ley, at three-fourths legal rate, which
was a surprise to the newspaper men
of the county, as H. I. Peterson, editor
of the Litchfield Independent, had put
in a bid for the legal rate, he agreeing
that the same should appear in the
three Litchfield papers, which would
give a circulation of 3,500 or more in
this county. Heretofore the contract
has been let at one and one-half legal
rate, the same matter appearing in all
of the six papers of the county. The
claim is now made that the County
Line is not a legal publication in that
it has not a continuous publication for
the time required by law, it having
missed one week's issue, and that it
has not the required number of bona
fide paying subscribers. An injunction
has been talked of by the unsuccess
ful editors. ,
POSES NOW AS A REFORMER.
C. F. Merry Wonld Make Dlk Com
pnnlpK Pay I i> Buck i'n-vs.
Special to the Globe.
FARGO, N. D., Jan. 26.— C. F. Merry
is in the city for the purpose of or
ganizing what is known as the North
Dakota tax league, the object of th^
same being to fore« railroad companies
and other corporations to pay taxes.
Merry is the man who was at the head
of the North American Stock Invest
ment company, organized some years
ago with headquarters at Dickenson.
All the state officers were induced to
take stock in the company, but its
record was such that a concurrent
resolution was par s«ml by the state leg
islature in 1895 authorizing the state,
examiner to investigate the affairs of
the company. A large number of cat
tle on ranches as represented by Merry
could not be found and the company
was dissolved.
ITS WORK IS CHARITY.
Scandinavian Relief Society Holds
It* Annual Meeting.
RED WINO, Minn., Jan. 26.— The nineteenth
annual meeting of the Minnesota Scandina
vian Relief association was h<ld yesterday.
The report of Secretary A. G. Rosing showrd
the following: There were in force on Jan.
1, 1897, 4.578 policies, amounting to 16,633,500.
During the year there were 1,014 policies
written, amounting to 1815,500, and eighteen
poliries, amounting to $19,000, were re-en
acted. There were terminated by death 48
policies, and by lapse 467 policies, amounting
to $423,000. Policies were reduced In amount
$7,500. On Jan. 1. TS9B, there wpre in the as
sociation 5.355 policies, amounting to $5,974,
--000. The financial statement shows that the
receipts were $148,500.16, and the disburse
ments $76,794.20, leaving a balance.of $72,01 1.96.
The mortuary claims paid during the year
amounted to $67,500. Peter Nelsoa was re
elected president, and C. Llllethtin vice presi
dent. The following were chogpn directors:
C. A. Smith, C. P. E. Pflterson; Minneapolis;
A. P. Croonquist, St. Pnul ; O. M. Hall, H.
L. Olson, A. G Skoglund, P. J. Lundyuist,
C. H. Boxrud. A. Damreson, A; G. Rosing, J.
Rock, Red Wing; A. J. Stadhoim, Albert
Lea; C. Armundson, St. Petrr; C. M. Liunpll
Grove City; John M. Peterson, Chicago; Rev.
J. Olson, St. Augsar, Io. ; John Colander,
Kewanec, 111.; Aug. Engvall. Dos Moincs;
Iver L«?e. Eau Claire; John IT. Wage! Mil
waukee; P. A. Blackstad, Grafton; Dr. A. A.
Kurtin, Grand Forks.
TO GO ABROAD A BRIDE.
* j
Win ii i: a Normal Teacher Sends In
Her ReMiKuutioju.
Special to the Glebe. '" '
WINONA, Minn.,o Jafi. 26.— Miss
Emily Harris, of the Winona normal
faculty, has tendered her resignation,
to take effect the close of the present
month. Miss Harris resigns in order to
join a party which sails on Feb. 5 for
a tour of southern Europe. A very
pleasant and equally well authenticated
report says. that Miss Harris will sail
for Europe as a bride of a prominent
and highly respected business man of
our state.
Miss Louise Montgomery, who during
1895 and 1896 belonged to the faculty of
the state normal school at Stevens
Point. Wis.. has been elected to fill the
vacancy caused by Miss Harris' resig
nation.
OBJECT TO FUSION.
Sontli Dakota PopallMN Want to G»
It Alone.
SIOUX FALLS. S. D., Jan. 26.— 1n the last
issue of the Ruralist, published by H. L.
Loucks. the leader in South Dakota of the
mid-road Populists, the following pledge is
proposed for signature:
That we will never, under any circum
stances, at any time, or for any purpose,
take part in or sanction fusion with eKher
old party — except under the name, banner and
leadership of the Populist party— or a new
party.
We will even agre* to bolt any convention
that adepts or sanctions fuaion, either direct
ly or indirectly. We will go further and
agree to expei any and every man who even
suggests fusion.
This is about the pledge suggested by Col.
S. F. Norton, of Chicago, but Mr. Loueks
has added the words "or a new party."
SuffrnK'lHtN Active.
DBS MOINES, Jan. 26.— The enemies of
woman suffrage are likely to be given a sur
prise before the legislature adjourns. A very
skillful campaign is being made for a consti
tutional amendment striking out the word
"male" from the constitution. The work is
in charge of nnt only the state officers of the
suffrage movement, but the national organ
izers are also here. A lobby is at work, a'hd
if possible a test case, bo to speak, will be
made this winter as an object lesson to the
women in other Western stateS-flf the central
division. A poll has been made of the house
and senate which, while not complete, shows
something like half the members in favor
of full suffrage at school elections and large
number in favor of tho constitutional amend
ment. Unless the enemies of tho movement
bestir themselves, school suffrage is likely to
carry.
Rochester** Board of Trade.
Special to the Globe.
ROCHESTER, Minn., Jan. 26.— The largest
and most enthusiastic meeting ever held by
tho Rochester board of trade was held in this
city last evening. Forty-three now members
were itdded to the roll, which makes a total j
I membership of over one hundred. The fol- !
| lowing officers were re-elected without dis- \
tension: President. A. T. Stebblns; secretary, I
George W. Granger; treasurer, T. H. Titus.
The directors chosen were 11. M. Richardson,
H. E. Gerry, George J. Stevens, John j! J
Fulkerpon. C. 11. Morrill, C. N. Stewart,
Henry Schuster. After the business meeting
the members repaired to the Cook house,
where a banquet was served, which was fol
lowed by a number of excellent toasts.
ni-.iiMn.-ii Lawyer Kiri»y.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D.. Jan. 26.— Judge J. E.
Carland, of the. federal court, has fllfd his
decision in the disbarment proceedings
brought by J. 1). IClllott, United States dis
trict attorney, against Joe Kirby. the attorney j
I who is undtr a two years' sentence to tho '
• penitentiary for receiving stolen stamps. !
I knowing the same to have been stolen, and I
i witli the intent to convert the same to his i
j own use. Klrt>y opposed the proceedings bit- I
terly, and made the point that as his case
was now pending before the supreme court I
of Hi« United States, tho disbarment proee-d- \
logs should net be entertained until that j
court rendered its decision. Judge Carland '
takes the view that Kirby should have ap- I
pealed to tho court of appeals and not to the I
supreme court. Carland grants the applica
tion for disbarment, and has entered an
order to that effect.
Benedict Arnold* Ink Well.
PITTSVILLE. Wls., Jan. 26.— Friend A.
Phillips, of tills city, has <in historical relic,
which tlie national museum at Washington
is desirous of securng. It is the ink well
used by Benedict Arnold, In making the
plans of West Point, and in signing the agree
ment with Muj. Andre, whereby that fortress
was to be turned over to the British. Mr.
Phillips' great grandfather was a soldier of
thu Revolution, and was one of the detach-
I ment sent to Arnold's dwelling to secure hia
I effects. It was then that the relic came
into tho possession of the Phillips family, and
has since been handed down by father to
son. It is a large, square piece of granite,
hollowed out, and is in tho rough.
Crooltston Is Excited.
Special to the Globe.
CROOKSTON, Jan. 20.— Tho Klondike
fever has broken out hen;, and is fast be
coming: epidemic. Several parties have already
gono from Crookston and six more people !
leave tomorrow. Messrs. W. S. Hames und j
C. I. Cahoon will leave for the Klondike via
tho Dyea route, and O. Mortenson, V. Mag
nussen and C. P. Booth for the Copper river
country. Another party of ten from the
French settlement a few miles east of the
city will leave next week.
To Ston Prairie Fires.
JAMESTOWN. N. D., Jan. 2H.-The vnst
! annual destruction of grass, hay. grain, build
i ings and other property by prairie fires has
i become so dangerous to individuals and the
state that the question of how to prevent
the annual ravages nnd arrest the progress
1 of the flrr s win n started has become of vital j
| importnii'-e to North Dakotans. In Dickey
j county the plan has been BiiKK<'Kted of hav
| ing ample fire breaks around each township
j and through the center from north to south
and from east to west. This would confine
all fires to a limit of three miles and they
I could be arrested before gaining uncontrolla
ble force.
Haynei on Trial Ai;nin,
FARGO, N. D., Jan. 26.— The trial of
Haynea Tor blowing the Great Northern safe
at Flun'or was begun this morning before
Judge I>auder, of Wahputon. Judge Pollock
presided at the former trial, the decision of
which wns reversed by the supreme court and
new trial ordered. The prisoner is alleged to
have blown open Uie safe with the aid of
two confederates, one of whom turned state's
evidence. lie was captured In Mriorhe.nl after
a fight and requisition papers were secured
to get him on this side of the river.
Wine Jury Not Vet Agreed.
Special to the Globe.
FARGO, N. I).. Jan. 26.— The Jury in the
case of the State against Allen J. Wine, alias
Joe Miller, charged with embezzlement, is
still out. The Jury was sent out at 5:30
o'clock Monday ovening, and it is under
stood that It Is Just as far from agreement
as when it fust wont out. It is understood
to stand nine for conviction and three for
actruittal.
More 'Plionex for Lltchfleld.
Special to the Globe.
LITCHFIELD', Minn., Jan. 26.— Several
meetings of the village council and business
men have been had of late for the purpose
of putting in a local system of telephones,
the result being a formation of a company of
Litchfleld business men, who will put in a
I system with extensions to all the villages in
the county. At present we have two main
telephone systems running east and west
along the Great Northern.
Two Cropn at Once.
PIERRE, S. D., Jan. 26.— 1t is claimed that
along the northern line of the state some of
the farmers bow both wheat and flax on
the same ground and secure good crops of
botli at tho same time. They sow two pecks
of wheat and one peck of flax, and claim to
have harvested 15 bushels of wheat and 12
| bus-hols of flax per acre with such seeding.
They get the grain separated at a cost of one
cent a bushel, and make a profit off both
crops.
Good fii-.-tln for Stock.
PIERRE. B. D., Jan. 26.— The Russians of
MePhenon county are raising a species of
I grain which has the properties of both bar
j loy and rye, the swd having been brought
from Russia. They have no special name for
It, but claim that it will grow and yield bet
ter in dry seasons than in wet ones. It
makes a splendid feed for stock.
New I'oMtmantern.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26.— Postmasters were
■ appointed today as follows: North Dakota —
• Hottineau, P.ottineau county, Henry C. Pana;
I Enrierlin, Ransom county, Charles H. Pot
j tor; Glasston. Pembina county, James R.
Jay; Leeds, Benson county, Frederick John
! son: Willow City, Bottineau county, Thomas
E. Fox.
Hlm lujiirieH Fatal.
Special to tho Globe.
ST. CLOUD. Minn., Jan. 26.— Charles Rut
ledge, of Clear Lake, died at St. Raphael's
hospital today, the result of injuries received
in falling from a scaffold, on which ho was
shingling the roof of a barn. Two others
were hurt in the accident.
It's Not Cold in the South.
The weather this season in the South
has been al! that could be desired, and
all who have already reached the re
sorts of Florida and the Gulf Coast are
charmed with their locations. The
Louisville & Nashville Railroad Com
pany's arrangements for through serv
ice of Sleeping Cars and Coaches from
Northern cities are unsurpassed this
winter. Tourist tickets good to return
until May 31st, are on sale by this
line from all points at low rates. For
full particulars write to C. P. Atmore,
General Passenger Agent, Louisville.
Ky., or Geo. B. Homer, D. P. A., St.
Louis, Mr»
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Important New Kvideiico In Ilehnlf
or the Defendamt.
CHICAGO, Jan. 2C.— Otto Klatt, a bookbind
er, living at 9LU West Chicago avenue was
the most important witness in the Luetgert
murder trial today. Klatt testified that about
11 o'clock on the niKht of May 1 last, while
driving past the Luetgert residence In Her
mitage avenue, a women came out of one
of the houses which he believes was Luet-
Kcrt's and crossed the street in front of his
rig. Klatt said ho heard a mtu slam, and
before he could Bee her the woman was al
most under the horse's fret.
"She reached her hand up to stop ray
horse." said Klatt, "and I called to her:
'Look out or I'll run over you. 1 She mado
no reply, but went on across the street"
The witness said the woman had ;. package
under her arm. and was about his size. Klatt
said he could not gee the worn* n clearly
enough to identify her either personally or
by photograph.
Klatt told a fairly straight story, and his
testimony seemed to impress the Jurymen
more than .that of any other witness i<iit
upon the stand, Luetgert himself not ex
cepted.
According to the testimony of the witnesses
for the defense, which closed Its ( use with
adjournment .if court today, the missing wife
of Adolph L. Luetgert is" üblquitious. The
Kenosha witnesses saw her in the Wisconsin
town from May 3 to fi of last year. Mrs.
Thompson, of Kewanee, 11!., chatted with
the wife of the sausage maker at thr rail
way station In Cedar Rapids, 1"., the night
of May 20. Aramdadal Ijidyke on the night
of June 9, met her on the Looking Glass
river road near Janesville. Wis.. and th( ■!.■■.
following Henry Klupfer saw her near Han
son Park, a suburb of Chicago. Th od .■:■■•
Arndt met her In the Metropolitan elevated
railway station at Marshfleld avenue the aft
ernoon of July 18, and six residents of Mon
mouth. Ilia., saw hi r there Aug. •£■.. Tomor
row it is possible that other witnesses will
be brought Into to testify that Mrs. Luetgert
had been seen elsewhere since the night <>t
May 1 last.
The defense rested at adjournment, and
tomorrow the state will begin Its rebuttal A
s«>re of witnesses will be Introduced to <•,in
trovert the stories of Luetgert'a friends but
the prosecution expects to finish during this
week.
— si
DEATH TOTAL BIGHT.
Xo Addition to the List of Casualties
lit Spokane.
As the result of Monday night's disastrous
fire in the Great Eastern block <m Riverside
avenue, at least eight lives were lost, and
the burned remains arc hidden in a n
debris In what was the basement The Bamea
started in the basement, it is thought, fr.ua a
boiler explosion, and when the alarm was
given that part of the building was v roar
ing furnace. Several brave men risked their
lives to climb the Ktalrs and rouse the Bleep-
Ing people. Uy this time men and womi n
were appearing at the windows and implor
ing those below to save them. The COtTIdOTS
hud become tilled with dense smoke, and men,
women and children were falling from suffo
cation. Several scons of half-clad people
poured down the Bre escapes. Trembling wom
en, clad only in their night robes, stepped
barefooted dinto the snowy streets, and, faint
tag, were carried to places of shelter. The
lirenu-n worked with desperate energy and
saved many lives, but their efforts were ter
ribly handicapped by a network of wires
around the flaming building. The thro
the streets were frantic with honor and the
awful gloom was only relieved when some
act of heroism or some act of bravery saved
an endangered life. Then a great cheer would
go up. Brave men risked tlwir lives time
and again to rescue women and children, and
tho thrilling scene was repeatedly witnessed
of a daring man climbing down a narrow
fire escape from the top story of a roaring
building with a fainting woman or a Bcream
lng child in his arms.
PARIS AN l>ll'lti:<;\ Aiti.j; CITY.
Us Fortifications Have Been Consid
erably Improved.
The action of the French parliament
in deciding to tear down some <>f the
fortifications near Paris and sell for
ordinary uses the land now occupied
by these defensive works must no( be
taken as an indication that, In the
opinion of the French peoph , we are
soon to enter upon an era of peace,
says the Boston Herald. The fortifi
cations the demolition of which is con
templated by the order passed arc
those which are quite dose to Paris,
and which played a prominent part in
the defense of the city at the time it
was beseiged by the German army
twenty-seven years ago. Bui the
French have been taught wisdom by
past experience, and as a result haw
planned and a few years ago finished
a system of fortifications around Paris
which are probably onequaled for the
purposes for which they arc inti uded
by any similar fortifications in th«
world.
A well informed military writer, a
member of the general staff of th<-
German army, has given it as his opin
ion that a successful siege of Paris
would be, under existing conditions, an
impossible undertaking. The new for
tifications that surround the French
capital are some fifteen or twenty
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miles from the city, and are connected
with Pans and with each other by ;»
| railway system which would enable
| the French commander t<i quickls
! musH at one point a very large body of
i men. while the genera] of the besieging
i army, if he wished to prevent the city
| from obtaining supplies and thus shut
: In the people and the army that wai
! defending it, would have t.. occupy a
I line extending over 100 miles, and
hence couM not by any possibility col
! lect a large number of his force at any
! one point to resist nn attack of the
! enemy, it required a German army of,
approximately, 500,000 men to lay siega
to Paria from Sept. 19. 1870, to Jan. 30,
i IX7I. but the authority we refer to la
, of the opinion thai to repeal the same
i operation a German besieging army
would have to number more than 2,
--000,000 men, and the work of malp
; taining such a force and properly
handling its parts would !>.■ something
which few governments would care t<i
undertake, and few military command
ers would be able to efficiently per
form.
Besides, these great outlying fortifl
oations would giv to the people of
Paris, if their city was again besieged,
an opportunity to obtain many of the?
smaller supplies of life from the sub
urban district, since as the system of
fortifications has been built it would
be as though the Hi r defense for
Boston took a circuit which extended
from Marshfleld through Brockton,
: Walpole, Pramlngham, Concord, An-
I dover, and reached the water again at
Gloucester. If the tide of war was
kept thus far Lack from our city It Is
easy to Bee that We should not suffer
as intensely as if it were carried on
almost within our municipal ana. The
French have spent upon these new
fortifications an amount variously e.i
--timat<-d at from $30,000,000 to $r.o.0<)0,000,
and hence can well afford to s.-n th«
land occupied by some of the now ob
solete fortifications of a generation
ago.
BLANCO TOO OPTIMISTIC.
It is Sat Believed ill* Journey Will
UriiiK Peace.
HAVANA, Jan. 2fl, via Key West In spit*
1 of tho optimistic cable advices thai) ;ire ix-ing
j rorwardrcl to Madrid it is DOl believed Id
1 political circi.-.s her,- thai the Journey of <i<n.
Blanco through the east <.f the island will
Ttlhk peace. Although be carried mI». m |150,
--000 with him when be l<-ft, Bavana, do one i»-
llevea that any Important leader will sur
' render. It Is reported that be will toon
I return because Qen. Maximo Oomez baa fai
: leu i..-!ck acroM the Moron Jaruco troueha
: Into the Camague? district. The pre umptlon
i Is that be went In the expectation of meeting
. di ii. Qomez. Should be n (urn without ftav
, ins Induced the principal Insurgent chlefi to
surrender, autonomy, it i.s believed, w raid be
considered a failure al Madrid, a conclusion
tliat would gerfoushp affect the stability <>t
th«i government ;it Havana and at the hume
capital.
WHOM; MAM SENTENCED.
Convicted «*f n Murder Committed
li>- A not her.
BALTIMORE, Md., Jan. 28.— Angelo <Mi
hon.- Is In a cell al Sing Sin*. N. V., await
ing the executioii of a death sentence for tho
murder of Natalo Brogno, in .Ww Work,
while Alexander Cianunello, the guilty mm,
i-H in a cell at the central police statloti in
tins city. The latter Man confessed hi* crime
and has surrendered to the detectives, who ar
rested him the day the murder was commit
ted.
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