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VOL. XXI.— NO. 31.
Veriliet Received hy the Biff Snn
saue Maker With a l.anf-li Jury
I naniiiious for t 'on \ iel ion, hut
I ndeciilcd for a Time as to the
CHICAGO. Feb. 9.— Adolph L. L,uet
gert was tonight convicted of the mur
der of his wife, and sentenced to im
prisonment in the penitentiary for the
term of his natural life.
Luetgert received the verdict with a
It was TT>:SO when word svas sent to
the coui t room by the jury that they
had agreed upon a verdict, and were
waiting to bring it into court.
Judge Gary, whose home is within &
few blocks nf the criminal court build
ing, informed the jury, as it passed
out. that he would wait their pleasure,
and at any time during the night that
th. y agreed upon a verdict, he would
return to the court room to receive it,
in order that the long Imprisonment
which the members of the jury have
undergone might be terminated at as
early a moment as possible.
As quickly as possible after the jury
had sent word of an agreement Judge
Gary hastened to the court room. The
news of a verdict had spread like light
ning to the street, and in a few minutes
the court room was jammed with news
paper men. policemen, witnesses who
hail given evidence in the trial and cu
rious spectators.
The rumor had been current since
early in the evening that the jury was
unanimous for conviction, and that
the delay in announcing a verdict was
because of Inability to agree upon the
punishment that should be meted out
to Luetgert. The general opinion among
the crowd, as it waited for the coming
of the judge, jury and prisoner, was
that the verdict would be against the
Lueticcrt Calm.
At 11:15 Judge Gary entered the room,
and at the same instant Luetgert and
his guards entered through the door
leading fiom the jail in the rear of the
court house.
The big prisoner was calm to all ap
pearances, and did not seem nervous ln
any degree. He glanced quickly around
to see if the jury was waiting for him,
and. finding it not so, sank easily into
a chair to await its coming. He smiled
at one or two friends, hut, after the
first glance round the court room, con
tented himself with watching the door
through which the jury must enter.
In a minute in they filed, passing to
the seats which they have occupied
during the seventy-two days of the
trial. The spectators watched them
eagerly, hoping to catch from their
fates some idea of what the vet diet was
to be. Not one of the jurors glanced
toward the prisoner, who tried valida
te, catch an eye of some one of the
men who had determined his fate.
The eiuiet air borne by the jurymen
went far to strengthen the opinion
prevalent in the court room that the
verdict was adverse to Luetgert.
Judge Gary wheeled sharply in his
chair, as the jury entered, and watched
them silently as they filed into their
seats. Then he spoke in his usual ca'.m
even tone:
"Gentlemen, have you agreed upon a
"We have." was the reply.
"Mr. (_*:'rk read the verdict," said
Judge Gary* in the same tone
Clerk Knopf stepped forward, took
the verdict and then read, with a
tremor of excitement in his voice.
Verdict of Guilty.
We, the jury, find the defendant guilty,
as charged in the indictment, and fix his
punishment at imprisonment for life.
There was a hush and all eyes turned
on Leutgert to see how he would take
lt. He laughed, and laughed in a man
ner that showed plainly by his manner
that he did not think the verdict a se
rious matter, eompartively speaking.
State's Attorney Deneen smiled grim
ly as the verdict fell from the lips of
Clerk Knopf and Police Inspector
Sehaack and Police Captain Sehuettler,
who have worked desperately in the
c;:se, gave signs of satisfaction of the
nn st unmixed variety.
The sounds of Clerk Knopfs voice
had died away when Attorney Harmon
was on his feet with a request that the
jury be polled. This was done, each
affirming the verdict. Then Mr. Har
mon entered a motion for a new trial,
which was entered and will be argued
within a few days.
Luetgert was"" led back to jail in ap
parently good spirits, glad, for one
thing, that his long suspense was end
ed at last, and confronted by th_ as
surances of his lawyers that he will get
a new trial, and that the state will not
be able to convict him a second time.
After the annuncement of the verdict
nr.d the polling of the jury Luetgert
was immediately surrounded by a
crowd of reporters and friends, eager
to hear his first words. At first he ab
. Bdutc-ly refused to say anything, his
one response to questions being: "I
won't talk about It tonight."
Expects a Xexv Trial.
At length he yielded to inquirers
enough to say that the verdict was a
surprise to him. "I don't see how the
evidence justifies such a verdict," he
continued. "But one thing is sure, the
supreme court will give me a new trial
and I shall be acquitted."
From the time when the prisoner was
led in to receive the verdict until the
bailiffs conducted him back to his csH,
his face showed not one tremor of any
gt.rt of emotion. He smiled repeatedly.
_yen when the verdict was read by the
• clerk, and shook hands with his attor
neys ar.d the others who gathered
arc und him. After arriving at the jail
he retired as usual, apparently undis
turbed by the adverse verdict.
State's Attorney Deneen completed
his argument this morning. Judge Gary
delivered Ms charge and the case went
to the jury in the afternoon.
The jury reached a verdict on the
flrst ballot. It was unanimous for con
viction. Some little time was con
sumed in arriving at the punishment
to be infliqted, but this was settled by
8:30, and then the jurors sat around in
their room until 10 o'clock, when they
. announced their verdict.
After the prisoner was removed
Judge Gary expressed his thanks to
tlie members of the jury for the
patients with which they had endured
their long confinement, and for tho
manner in which they had performed
their duty. In closing his remarks to
the jury, he said:
"I am a little short sighted, gentle
men, and if I should meet one of you
on the street I might not recognize
you. If you will only mention your
name, however, I will fall on your
Export* and Import*.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 9.— A statistical re
- view of the import and export trade of tht*
I'nlied States in agricultural products is
given in a bulletin, in which data concerning
eight-five Items of export and 103 of import
are tabulate-d and compared.
A comparison of agricultural and non-agri
cultural products is made, showing a slightly
increased percentage of agricultural product
exported and a large increase in the value
both of agricultural and total exports for
1827. as campared with 1896.
Of the total value of exports for 1897 ($1 03"* -
007.06J). 66.84 per cent, or 1689,756.1 .3. was ag
r.ultural, and of this amount f001.452.572 or
72.70 per cent was of vegetable, and $188 3._> -
221. or 27.30 per cent, of animal products.
Th- total agricultural imports for 18:i7 was
1400,871.4-8. of wlich 71.42 per cent was
vegetable product.
Only the Old Ranges Will Be In
cluded ln the Iron Ore Pool
This Season.
CLEVELAND. 0., Feb. 9.— Up to the
last few days the operators of the Lake-
Superior mines hoped to put in force
for 1898 an agreement whereby an ad
vance could be made in prices, thus
preventing a repetition of last season's
losses and small profits. It was ex
pected that every mine would be em
braced in the agreement. Mr. Oliver,
representing the Carnegie interests,
promising to hold the output of the
two Mesa ha mines controlled by him
down to the minimum limit allowed by
the contract under which they are
Then came the news that the Minne
sota Iron company, the rival of th-?
Carnegie-Rockefeller interests, had
contracted to deliver a million tons of
ore to the Illinois Steel company. This
indicmes that the coming season will
be like the last one, and the smallei
operators will be compelled to suspend
Prices will not be advanced and
when the ore association for 1898 is
formed it will include only the old
ranges and not the Mesaba range. The
ore men will meet in this city on Satur
day to form this association. *
Mr. Ralfonr Willing to Admit That
Special Relief Measures Are
1 rjcentl. Needed.
LONDON, Feb. 9.— The debate on the
address in reply to the speech from
the thr.me was resumed today in the
house of commons. Michael Davitt
moving an amendment calling atten
tion to the distress In Ireland and the
failure of the potato crop.
The motion was Beconded by Jeihn
P. Hayden and was supported by John
Dillon, chairman of the Irish parlia
mentary party, who said the misery In
Ireland was a scandal to the govern
ment. Mr. Dillon added that the dis
tress was aggrevaUd by evictions of the
starving, and he called upon the gov
ernment for immediate, comprehensive
proposals for the relief of the suffei
After Messrs. Plunkett, Redmond
and Mealy had spoken, Gerald Balfour,
chief secretary for Ireland, denied that
the government had been slow to
recognize the distress in Ireland. He
fully acknowledged the situation war.
grave and called for exceptional meas
ures and defended the relief measures
LONDON, Feb. 9.— The government.
It ls asserted, has decided to take no
parliamentary action for some time to
come respecting a West Indies grant.
In CMeago "With .7_0.(»00 Belonging,
It Is Alleged, to an lowa
CHICAGO, Feb. 9.— Sheriff Mormon,
of Council Bluffs, 10., arrived here to
day in search e>f John A. Watt, want
ed for the alleged embezzlement of
$20,000 from an lowa bank.
Watts is said to be in Chicago ln
hiding, under the name of Watson.
The Chicago police are aiding in the
COUNCIL BLUFFS. 10., Feb. 9.—
John A. Watts, for whom the Chicago
police are searching, is wanted here
on an Indictment in which he is charg
ed with embezzling $18,600 while act
ing as cashier of the Bank of Neola,
in 1895.
Watts' father-in-law, C. D. Dillon,
and Herman Mendel, his chief bonds
men, made good the amount to the
bank and sought to shield Watts. They
succeeded in staving off indictments
until last December. Then a search for
Watts began, and he was traced to
Brazil and Honduras and finally locat
ed in Chicago.
It Wants Only the Slgnatiire o_ the
Governor of lowa to Be
DES MOINES. 10., Feb. 9.— The sen
ale today passed the Temple amend
ment to the law relating to accidents
sustained by employes on railroads.
The amendment provides that the
acceptance of money Trom voluntary
relief associations or similar organiza
tions shall not operate as a waiver to
the right of recovery of damages. The
bill now awaits the signature of th;
governor. There Is no question about
his signing it, as a declaration in its
favor was in both political platforms
last fall.
The flght last winter on the amend
ment was bitter, but there was com
paratively little opposition this year.
Torpedo Boat Sent Witli Stores for
the Cruiser Maine.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9.— Orders have
been sent to Capt. Samson, in com
mand of the North Atlantic squadron,
off Key West, to send the torpedo boat
Cushing to Havana with stores for the
use of the Maine. She will leave in a
day or two, and will return as soon as
the stores are delivered.
Two Million Represent <•<! at a Fare
well Demonstration.
COLUMBUS. 0., Feb. fi.— There was a re
markable gathering here today, when forty
German Catholic priests, frcm all parts of
the United States, met to bid farewell to
Mgr. Schroeder, who leaves tomorrow to
accept a profes-orship in the University at
M "v. Bter ' w f st P hal! a. tendered by Emper.ir
\\illiam and to protest against the removal
e.f Mgr. Schroed?r from the ch-ir of dc«n_tic
theology of the Catholic university at Wash
ington, D. C. *»*__-
The forty-flve priests assembled came aa
the delegates from 2.000 German Catholic
priests with a constituency of 2.0C0.0C0 com
municants of the church.
In the morning there will be a formal
progra-HTOe of exercises.
Rev. A. J. Thlele. of Chicago, presented an
address to Mgr. Schroeder, and a purse «
$4,fi00. Mgr. Schroeder replied with feeling.
Bill Sent to the Senate hy the Sec
retary of the Treasury.
WA9HIXGTON, Feb. 9.-The secretary of
the treasury today sent to congress thp draft*
of a bill which he desires passed to author
ize the consolidation of customs districts.
The bill reduces the number of districts
from 152 to 65, and it is contemplated will
cause a reduction in expenses from $4'>' ie» 0
to $281,000. Economy and better administra
tion of the districts is urged as reasons
for the enactment of the measure.
Railway Rumor Denied.
NEW YORK. Feb. 9.— Persistent reports of
a union between the Chicago & Northwest
ern and the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis
& Omnha are in circulation in Wall street
but today Vice President Sykes said empha'i
cally that, so far as he knew, the question
of union had not been contemplated even re
LOUISVILLE, Ky.. Feb. 9.-John S?hofi°ld
shr>t and instantly killed Peter Pfeffer last
night, at the latter's home.
Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 9.— William Jacobs a
cigarmaker, this evening shot his wi.'e three
times, and tnen blew his own brains out.
Believed That Na Amount of "Con-
M-rvallsin" on the Part of the Ad
mlnlHtrntlon Can Keep CongreH
from Taking- Ag-RreMitive Action
Davis' Attitude on Belligerency.
Washington Bureau St. Paul Globe, )
Corcoran Building. \
Special to The St. Paul Globe.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9.— A1l the
tactful resources of the ultra-conserva
i tism which Is supposed to surround
i McKinley is not going to keep the Cv
i ban question down. Neither ln con
| gress nor ln the state department will
j the present conditions be much longer
| tolerated, even though a false sense of
official propriety is pleaded by the
president for further delay.
The American spirit of aggressive
ness is rampant in the senate, and
Speaker I_eed will not be able to sup
press it ln the house.
Minister de Lome is tonight locked
in his room at the Spanish legation,
and his silence on the authorship of the
Infamous insult in which he accused
the chief executive of being a low down
politician, catering to the rabble, is a
practical admission that he wrote the
letter. If the Republicans in congress
have not manhood and dignity enough
to resent this impudent effrontery, men
like Senator Gray, of Delaware; Tur
,- pie, of Indiana, and Daniel, of Virginia,
; all members of the senate committed
1 on foreign relations, will not submit.
As chairman of the committee on
foreign relations, Senator Davis has
j the opportunity of his life to assert a
| vigorous policy, no matter lf the ad
j ministration's ban has been put upon
j him. Mr. Davis is heart and soul in
I favor of Cuban independence. Not long
| before congress convened Mr. Davis
| said, in an interview, that Cuban bel-
I ligerency should have been recognized
j long ago. And he further stated that
! recognition would be no justification
for Spain to declare war. He said in
that interview: "The disparity in the
naval and military resources of the
two counries is so great, to say noth
ing of the extremely prostrated condi
tion of Spain financially, that such an
event as war would be impossible."
The Mason resolution and the Allen
amendment to the diplomatic bill have
been referred to Senator Davis' com
mittee, and. having voted for the for
mer resolution of belligerency, it is
quite probable that he will stand by
Senator Pettigrew is going to move
the free homestead bill as an amend
ment to the Indian appropriation bill
when it is taken up in the senate. Mr.
Pettigrew is confident that he can get
enough votes to pass it. This will give
the house an opportunity of voting on
the measure when the bill goes to con
ference, and will thus circumvent
Speaker Reed in his oppositmn to free
Maj. Fred Brackett, who Is acting
chief of the secret service division In
the absence of Chief Hazen. said this
afternoon that Capt. Walsh, of St.
Paul, had been relieved from duty
owing to the fact that there was no
work for him to do just now. It is
believed, however, that some of the
many Ohio office seekers now ln Wash
ington reminding Senator Hanna of his j
promises, have been slated for secret
service work, and this explains Walsh's
In the senate today Mr. Davis pre
sented the resolutions of the St. Paul
chamber of commerce in favor of the
Irdianapolls monetary commission bill.
Representative Eddy Intended to
leave for Minnesota tonight, but he
will wait the action of the senate on
the free homestead rider to the Indian
It Is understood tonight that, if
President McKinley withdraws the
nomination of C. T. McCoy for Indian
agent at Cheyenne agency, he will re
appoint him to another position. Na
tional Committeeman Kittredge is here
in opposition to McCoy's confirmation.
The Rosebud and Lower Brule Indian
delegation had a conference with In
dian Commissioner Jones late today.
All details regarding the transfer of th^
latter to the Rosebud reservation were
finally agreed upon. The Rosebuds are
to be p.ld $1.25 per acre for land ard
the Brules are to have a portion of the
reservation opened to settlement to re
imburse the government for the pur
chase of Rosebud lands for their occu
The Candidature of Prince George
for the Governorship Xo LonKcr
Imhlsi.il Upon.
ST. PETERSBURG. Feb. 9.— Much
importance is attached to a communi
cation appearing in the official messen
ger, in which Russia, abandoning the
candidature of Prince George, of
Greece, for the governorship of the
island of Crete, threatens all concerned,
declines all responsibility frr the conse
quences of further dragging the ques
tion, ar.d says Russia will not allow
any increase in the number of Turkish
troops in Crete, or be a party to any
coercion of the Cretans.
Western ItnnkM Baying; Bondn In
EnMern Market*.
CHICAGO Fob. 9.— A special telgam. fmm
Xew York to the Tribune says: Down in
Wall street today the bankers and other
financial experts were diiseu-eiTg a new
phenomenon. It was freely asserted in some
cuarters that bankers outside of this cl y
through the s-'a'e and out in the West were
buying bonds in the local market.
It was fur her said that transactions so
numerous and in amounts sn large had prob
ably never before- been known here along
the same- line. Several bankers, seen early
in fre day, ver fl d the g neral report.
"Xaiional banks" s-airl H nry S. Rrdmond
cf Redmond. & Kerr & Co., "are Just now
investing in bonds to a degree that I never
heard of before. The amount of our trans
actions in that line last week was more than
double what it was at the sajne time a year
"Gilt-cdee bond*, of cc-urse?" suggested
the questioner.
"Xot exclusively, by any means," was the
reply. "If you glance down any list you
might pick out almost any security that i 3
paying about a 4 per cent rate, and ycu
would have one in which the country banks
have lately placed money. The banks will
not as a rule come dqwn to -V- per cent so
they have not bought the gilt-edge b.-,nd_
"What does it mean? It means prosperity
and plenty rj-f it. Xot only does it show that
the banks have nnney looking for investment
but it indicates also that for probably the
first time in the history of this country the
farmers and the landed men generally are not
"The agricultural indebtedness that is al
ways a feature of development has been
practically wiped out, not enly in the m'ddlo
West but in the far West. too. and even here
in the farm lands of the East.
'From all over .the country the same in
dications come. Every mail brings a sur
prising addition to the OTders of this nar
ticular kind."
Christian Scientist Chnrch at IloMton
Receives Property Worth i. r.0.000.
CHICAGO, Feb. 9.— A special to the Inter
Ocean from Boston, Massi., says: Rev. Mary
Baker Eddy, known to ali Christian Scientists
as "Mother" Eddy, the founder of that sect,
FEBRUARY 10. 1898.
has Just made the Christian Scientist church
ln this city another large gift, consiting of
the real estate and publications of the Chris
tian Science Publishing company valued at
J60,000. v«taueu
Since the foundation of the society "Moth
er" Eddy has contributed large sums of mon
ey for the benefit of the cause she repre
sents. Years ago she gave a iot of land on
which to erect what is known as the "Moth
er church," then valued at 120,000, and now
thought to be worth more than double that
amount. Recently she gave to the church in
London, England, $1,000, and she has also
purchased a lot of land ln Concord, N. H
and refitted a building there for church pur
poses at a cost to her of about $20,000.
Charged Made Against the Police by
the Senate Investigating
SPRNGFIELD, 111., Feb. 9.— The
senate committee which investigated
the Chicago police has agreed upon Its
report, which will be submitted to the
senate by Chairman Berry tomorrow.
The following facts, the board says!
were shown by the evidence:
First— That the civil service law, thri/ugh
the influence of the present mayor ha.,
been practically set aside.
Second— That the law, as admin'stered by
the present administration, is a _ham and a
Third— That the mayor removed from
offloe the civil service commissioners with
out any authority of law.
Fourth— That a large number of person 3
have been discharged from the police force
ln violation of law.
Fifth— Tbat a large number of persons
have been appointed by the police depart
ment, at the suggestion of the mayor who
are wholly unfit for policemen.
Sixth — That the police pension ro'.l was
used for th*. purpose of retiring men to
give places to the friend- ot tlie adminis
tration in power.
Seventh— Tliat under the present city ad
ministration gambling and pool selling was
allowed to run wid" open and the evidence
tended largely to show that they were con
tributing to the police department for pro
Riders on the Ulk Appropriation
Bill Frowned l'i>< ;i hy the Sen
ate Committee.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9.— The senate
committee on foreign relations today
decided to make an adverse report on
the proposition advanced yesterday by
Senator Allen to amend the consular*
and diplomatic appropriation bill so
as to recognize the belligerency of tho
Cuban insurgents.
The action of the committee was the
result of a motion by Senator Morgan,
who said that appropriation bills were
not proper vehicles for legislation bear
ing upon foreign questions. The vote
of the committee was unanimous.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 9.— The houso
committee on foreign affairs today de
cided to report favorably the Williams
resolution calling upon the state de
partment for the information In its
possession concerning the present con
dition of the reconcentrados in Cuba;
what steps have been taken to prevent
suffering, and if not Incompatible with
the public business, to inform the house
of the general condition of Cuba since
the advent of the regime under Gen.
Half a Million Bnshels to Go Kast
Within a Very Few
CHICAGO, Feb. 9.- The Dehlgh Val
ley railroad has arran-.-^d for the move
ment of five hundred -Aousand bushels
of Joseph Lelter's wheat to the sea
board. In all probability the loading
of the cars will begin within the next
few days, but no information could be
gained as to the elevator from which
the wheat will be loaded.
The gossip is that the wheat is not
sold, but is being moved East for ex
port on consignment.
Dulnth Doctor Arrested, Charaed
With Counter
Special to The St. Paul Qlobe.
DULUTH, Minn., Feb. 9.— The homo
and office of J. H. Williams, of this
city, who was arrested today In Ash
land on a charge of counterfeiting,
were searched tonight by local detec
tives and a complete counterfeiting
outfit for the making of bogus dollars
was found. The ou-fit included three
dies, a supply of babbit, acids and
other materials. In .the office were
found forty-seven finished dollars and
ten unfinished. The dollars are a
splendid imitation so far as appear
anc ego, but are 110 grains lighter than
the genuine article. It is believed that
the find will convict Williams.
Dam at Helena Hr poses the lUver
Bed Below the detraction.
CHICAGO. Feb. ..-^Chronicle special from
Helena. Mont.: For the "first time in hi3tory
the upper Missouri river, or that part of it
below Canyon ferry, la dry.
The incompleted portion of the dam being
built by the Helena Water and Electric Power
company, seventeen milsa north of Helena,
was closed yesterday, and. although the river
_t that point runs more than 4,000 cubic feet
per second, according to government survey
ors, lt will take the river two days to rise
the five feet now remaining before lt will
flow over the dam.
A lake is being formed by the backwaters
of the dam which extends seven miles up the
river and covers six square miles of territory.
In the meantime the river below the dam ls
practically dry, a child being able to ford It
without danger.
Men are prospecting tn the river bed for
gold, while others hav/e taken out large
catches of trout and other fish that had been
caught In the pools formed in the river bed.
The dam is thirty fret high and has been
bu It a* a cost of $450,000. In a few weeks it
will be furnishing electrical power to thia
Secretary llowllui; Instructed to
Issne the ISBB Manual.
CHICAGO. Feb. 9.— The executive commit
tee of the National Republican league met
here today. Fourteen members of the league
were present. The report of the finance com
mittee showed that the league had a bal
ance in the treasury, and that the financial
condition was good.
Secretary Dowling was ordered to have the
manual for 1898 printed. This manual will
cr.ntain an outline of . the plans of the league
for the ensuing year, a list of the county,
state and congressional laagues throughout
the country, and murth general Information.
A communication from the Central Passen
ger association, requesting the committee to
Indorse the antl-sealjklng bill that ls now
before congress, was laid oa the table.
The time for the national convention at
Omaha was changed from June 14-16 to July
13-15. This was in order that it might not
interfere with the state conventions.
Maher's Money I p.
NEW YORK. Feb. 9.-Buck Connolly, of
Pittsburg, manager -at Peter Maher, today
covered Kid McCoy's forfeiture cf S2 000 and
issued a challenge to. back Maher against Mc-
Coy for $5,000 or $10. W0 a side and the cham
pionship of the world.
If McCoy does not accept the offer within
a reasonable time the $5,000 will remain up
and a challenge will be, issued on behalf of
Maher to any man in thfe world.
Sued the Golden Reward Company.
DEADWOOD, S. D.. Feb. 9.— ln the United
States circuit court today tlie Buxton Min
ing company began suit against the Golden
Reward company for damages in the sum of
$220,000. The plaintiff company charges that
tbe Golden Reward company entered the
Buxton's from its own underground workings
nnd clandestinely removed 6,-00,000 tons of
rich or*
Authenticity of the Letter Sharply
Criticisinfc President McKinley
Is Not Denied, and Nt» Excuse for
the Insult Will Be Accepted by
the State Department.
PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 9. — Special
dispatches from Washington received
in this city state that Minister De
Lome cabled his resignation to the
Spanish government once yesterday
and twice today, but up to a late hour
he had received no reply from Madrid.
MADRID. Feb. 10 (midnight).— The
De Lome letter incident is regarded
here as a jingoist intrigue to disturb
the relations between the United
States and Spain.
LONDON, Feb. 10.— With the excep- !
tion of the Daily Mail, the morning
papers do not comment on the De j
Lome incident. The Daily Mail says: |
"We cannot suppose the De Lome let- !
ter genuine; but if it is then all the
fat would be in the fire. Things have j
reached a pass where little is wanted
to cause an explosion. Even the re- j
call of Senor De Lome would not sat- '
isfy or pacify the insulted jingoes."
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9.— The publi- i
cation today of what purported to be !
an autograph letter written by Senor j
Dupuy de Lome, the Spanish minister,
to his friend Senor Canalejas. criticis- |
ing the president with the utmost free
dom, caused a sensation in official
Washington circles and soon will be
followed by Minister De Lome's de
parture from the United States.
At the outset there was a disposi
tion to question the authenticity of the
letter, but as bit by bit circumstan- j
tial evidence accumulated until it waa
finally announced officially that the
minister declined to deny the author
ship of the letter, all doubt was dis
sipated and the only question that re
mained was as to the line of action to
be pursued by our government toward
th. offending minister.
Senor De Lome received a number of
callers during the day. and. to those
sustaining a close relation to him. he
j did not question the authenticity of the j
> published letter, making it clear that
he would scorn the subterfuge of a de
nial for purposes of expediency.
The only question raised was as to
the accuracy of the translation for the
published translations gave a severity
to some of the expressions on the pres
ident which were regarded as designed
to magnify the actual statements.
The writing of this letter is unques
tionably an offense against the ameni
ties of diplomatic relations, and such
j offenses almost invariably have been
| regarded in the United States, as in
l other capitals, as sufficient ground for
the termination of the official status of
the letter writer.
As soon as the letter appeared the
state department officials began an
effort to settle its authenticity, and
when it had learned ail that could be
developed on this point, and had been
told that the minister himself refused
to deny writing lt. the consideration of
the next step began.
Assistant Secretary Day was in con
sultation with the president on the
subject at least four times during the
official day and then spent much time
in arranging his message to United
j States Minister Woodford, at Madrid.
j The official statement of the sending
of this message was accompanied by
a declination to indicate Its contents
at this time, the department merely
giving to the press the following state
Does Not Deny.
Minister de Lorn*, does not deny writing
the letter. This department has communi
cated with Gen. Woodford on the subject.
Until that communication reaches the Span
ish government it would be improper to ln
any manner state the contents of the mes
sage to Gen. Woodford.
While the department refused to add
anything to this meager statement, lt
can be said without question that Mr
Woodford was directed to lay the
facts developed before the Spanish
government, with the statement that,
in view of the minister's refusal to
deny the authorship of the letter, the
Spanish government is looked to with
j confidence to deal with the case prop
| erly.
This amounts to an Invitation to re
j call the minister, presuming that he
j himself has not already taken steps to
[ vacate his position.
No doubt is entertained of a ready
j compliance, but, in case there should
I be undue delay ln the matter, the
I state department would feel called
upon to move directly in the matter
and give the minister his passports,,
as was done when Sir Julian Paunce
fote's predecessor wrote the celebrated
Murohlson letter.
Inasmuch as the line of action in
that case may form the basis for ac
tion in this, always presuming that
the Spanish minister does not himself
cut the knot and relieve the govern
ment from the necessity of performing
a disagreeable duty, lt may be stated
that with Lord Sackville the depart
ment of state Itself initiated the ac
Letter Stolen.
The circumstances under which a
I letter of this character could escape
j from the privacy of the two persons
between whom it passed excite much
! comment. The general belief is that
I it was never delivered to Senor Canal-
I ejas, but was stolen while en route.
Canalejas was in Washington some
months ago and then went to Cuba for
the purpose of observing the condition
of affairs there.
As the letter bears no date the time
that It was forwarded can only be
fixed by thf contents. That it was af
ter the president's message is evident.
A mention of the approaching autono
mous cabinet establishes that it was
before the Inauguration of the cabinet,
Jan. 1.
This places the letter, according to
the prevailing Impression, as having
been written about the middle of De
cember. At that time Senor Canal
ejas Is understood to have been at
Havana prosecuting his mission.
The handling of the mail is done hy
the Spanish authorities, so that In his
I case it is believed the loss of a letter
i of this character could occur only in
one or two ways, either through the
treachery of an official at the postal
j service or by being taken after It had
reached the hotel where Senor Canal
ejas was stopping.
At the Spanish legation every ave
nue of inquiry as to the letter ls clos
ed. The minister positively declines to
be seen concerning the subiect. He
' will neither affirm nor deny the aecu
r racy of the letter as a whole or in
part. Neither has he given any state
ment denying or affirming the letter,
and it can be stated that published de
nials are Inaccurate and unwarranted.
Sensational Views.
There were few senators who had
not read the letter today, but there
were comparatively few of them will
ing to express an opinion upon it.
"It is a very serious matter." said
Senator Gray, of the committee on
foreign relations. "Too serious, in
deed, to discuss carelessly. Mr. De
Lome is entitled to a suspension of
judgment until the responsibility is
more definitely determined than at
"If It ifl true," said Senator Foraker.
"Mr. De Lome ought to be immediate
ly given his passports."
Senator Spooner: "If true, it is a
[ gross attack, and most astounding, but
PRICE TWO CENTS— Jo_._rr.i___
The Globe's Bulletin
THURSDAY. FEB. 9, 1898.
Fair, Colder— See Page 4, Col. 1.
l'age 1.
De Lome Does Not Deny.
De Lome Incident Aids Cuba.
Luetgert Declared Guilty.
Fatal Fall of Walls at Pittsburg
Mesaba Mines Make Prices.
Corruption in Chicago.
Leiter Moving His Wheat.
Counterfeiters at Work.
!':*_. c 2.
Pure Food Show Arranged.
Ccst of State Institutions.
B - P. W. Appointments.
Lutherans in Session.
The White Monument.
-'age y.
Cornell Will Row Wisconsin.
Cycle Men Talk Roads.
Yon Der Ahe Out on BalL
Political Ward Meetings.
I'MiiC 4.
Paice •■*••
News of the Northwest.
Specials From Surrounding Cities
Cuban Question Up in Congress.
House and Senate Proceedings.
rose o.
Bar Silver, 56% c.
Cash Wheat in Chicago. 98c.
World's Markets Reviewed.
Dictator Barrios Dead.
Fsgc 7.
Twin City Topics.
News of Minneapolis.
Hardware Men ln Convention.
C. P. R. Talks of Cutting Rates.
Marriages, Births and Deaths.
Wants of the People.
Page 8.
McLellan Case Decided.
Supreme Court Decisions.
List of Federal Jurors.
Railway Gossip.
Dr. Stillwell Is Called.
Street Railway Ordinance Signed.
Metropolitan— "The Geisha," 8:15 p m
Grand 'Two Little Vagrant*." 8:15 p. m
Market Hall— Poultry show, day and even
NEW YORK— Arrived: Westernland, Ant
werp; Spaarndam, Rotterdam; An.horia, Glas
gow. Sailed: Paris. Southampton; Teutonic,
Liverpool; Kensington, Antwerp.
M o Vl LLE— Arrived: Ethiopia, X. V., for
QLEENSTOWN— Sailed: Cephalonia, Boa
SOUTH AMPTON-Salled: l,ann. New York.
LONDON— Sailed: Massar hus.tta, lloston.
I cannot discuss it. In view of the
doubt as to Its genuineness."
Senator Hawley: "It is a matter for
the state department to deal with, and
; does not for the present come within
I the dominion of congress. I have no
doubt It will be properly handled by
the department."
Senator Stewart: "The sentiment ex
pressed is In a line with Spain's pol
icy and disposition. We do everything
tti conciliate the Spaniards; they re
ciprocate by despising us."
De Lome'n Letter.
Legation De Esplna. Washington— Exlmo
Senor Don Jose Canalejas: The situation
here continues unchanged. Everything de
pends on political and military success In
Cuba. The prologue of this second method
of warfare will be the day that the colonial
cabinet will be appointed, and lt relieves
us in the eyes of this country of a part
of the responsibility for what may happen
there, and they must cast the responsibility
upon the Cubans, whom they believe to be
tmmaculatn. i'ntll then we will not be able
to see clearly, and I consider It to lie a loss
0 ll' and an advance by the wrong road.
the sending of emissaries to the rebel Held,
'■ the negotiating with the autonomlstß. not
yet declared to be legally constituted, and
' the discovery of the Intentions and pur
poses of this government.
The message has undeceived the Insur
gents, who expected something else, and
has p.ralyzed the action of congress, but
consider it bad.
Itesides the natural and inevitable coarse
ness with which he repeats all that press
and public opinion of Spain has said of
Weyler. shows once more what McKinley
ts— weak and catering to the rabble, and.
besides a low politician who desires ni
leave the door open to me and to stand well
with the Jingoes of his party.
Nevertheless, as a matter of fact. It will
only depend on ourselves whether he will
prove bad and adverse to us. I agree en
tirely with you; without military success
nothing will be accomplished there, and
without military and political success there
Is here always danger that the Insurgents
will be encouraged, lf net by government,
at least by part or public opinion.
It would be most important that you
should agitate the question of commercial
relations, even though it would be only for
effect, and that you should send here a man
of Importance that I might use him to
make a propaganda among senators and
others In opposition to the Junta and to win
over exiles.
— Enrique Dupuy De Lome.
Told Xot to Pay Attention to Any
Anon, mom Letter* They
May Receive.
WILKEiSBARRE, Pa.. Feb. 9.— When
the court opened this morning for the
trial of Sheriff Martin and his friends.
Judge "Woodward spoke to the Jurors
about receiving letters l»earing upon
any point in the trial. He said:
"If you receive any letters with ref
erence to the trial, whether anonymous
or signed. It ls your duty to hand them
over to the district attorney and you
must not allow them to make any Im
pression upon your mind."
Several men who witnessed the
shooting were on the stand, but noth
ing of great Importance wae brought
KANSAS CITY. Feb. 9.-The Kansas Sta'e
Editors a.fiociafion today ad-opted a resolu
tion favoring & great ralr and exposition to
be held In this city in 19i"_.
Denver. Feb. 9. -Tlie decision handed d-wn
today in the Denver water rate cas> Is a
victory for the company.
New York, Feb 9.— The national assoHatPm
of wholesale crockery and glass ware dealer.,
began Its ninth annual convention here to
TrlHlnu Injurlea.
WASHINGTON Feb. 9.-The report of the
board which made an examination of the
battleships lowa and Texas after they bad
touched bottom ln Tortugis harbor has been
received at the navy department. The In
juries received were not large.
Delegate Nominated.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 9.-Prof. Edward V.
James, of the University of Chicago, haa
been nominated by the bureau of education
at Washington to represent the United States
government as delegate to the International
congress of commercial Instruction at Ant
werp, to be beld April 16, I>„..
ALBANY. N. V.. Feb. 9.— Assembl. mm
Reche tried to introduce a resolution today
calling upon President .McKinley v> ask for
the recall of Senor Inipuy Lome.
Springfield, 111., Feb. 9. -The senate today
concurred in the house Joint resolu.ion layer
ing the annexation ot HawaiU
Two Million D„llnrs Worth of Prop
erty Destroyed l»> the ilornir.K oi
» told Stora K e Wurehoiis.- \. x .
Plosion of Whisky Caused the
o'cu7.rE V t nG - , Pa " Feb ' »At 8:30
large six-story storage house of the
hauan.iua ..,!,, [ C c company; and
before the flames won- Bubdued at
Z, l,h -5 1 - near!y tWO '"'"ion dollars
worth of property had been destroyed
at east six Hves lost ar.d many people
badly injured. '
Tin- are, in point <»f fatalities, is ti-«
most serious that Ptttsburg has had
In years.
The department responded _uicl.lv
and a general alarm was sent in'
Other alarms quickly followed and at
iridn.ffht Allegheny's Ore department
was called on for help
The following Is a list of killed and
injured, so far as can be learned to
JOHN* WEST, aged 20 years.
Mlts. SIFE, uK.-ri so yean
t S >T'^7' kv SIKK - "X" 1 '•" Jew**
Borne of the Injured whose nam. j
nave been secured are:
Charle- Blroon, a traveling ta] sm.in
from innnm,,,. badly cut on TusS.
~S"*S« y F! S_2 B * squtwcl ■* fa!I:n *
l-anl.l Makmey, carried through the . I I
teriJiiv *"' "*' W "* He ia hurt "'
--atffhlrl g&ujrt^ builder, b_dly c«_t
_bS{d_s firsE a iw>tiji, ' r> *■* and
1) . Mar - v r>«*muke. his wife, hurt Interna*.
I'avid Stewart, badly cut on 1.
i apt. J. a Ilrown. building Inoepctor.
both legs broken. ' '
Roeemund. lieutenant Kngii!.- \„
r.i f ■'•'iislied. necessitating amputation;
body bruised
right* UK ' tVldt ' r - com 'P ,^*n'l fracture of
('.•orgo Douglas, thought to be internally
'I*';;' 1 Mulihan. scalp lacerated.
William Klcming. contusions on body.
Joe Headier, body and head i iri
Kate Witaon, I'ndu.ah. Ky.. bead cut.
Kobert Davi-o-u, head and body Injured.
The Are started In the storage build
ing <<t the Chautauqua Lake [cc com
pany and the origin Is unknown. The
vicinity ls composed of a mixture of
Huge warehouses and ninny private
residences, the inhabitants of which
fled in alarm, carrying with them BS
much portable household goods as po_-
There were frequent explosions,
which greatly added to tn. consternev
tion and alarm, and the streets were
completely blocked with people and
their goods Interfering with the lire
men, who were already handicapped In
their efforts to control the flames, on
account of the windows and doors of
tiie burning buildings being strongly
barred by heavy iron ah utters.
One of the compartments of tho
warehous- was osed as the govern
ment bonded warehouse and contained
about 400 barrels of whisky and
At 11:15 p. m. an explosion of whisky
occurred, which blew out tiie Mulberry
alley wall with terrible results. At
the time the alley was full of firemen,
policemen, newspaper men and others.
Many were caught by the falling wall.
The telegraph, telephone and elec
tric light wires at the corner of Thir
teenth and Perm fell Shortly after and
killed an unknown man.
Just after the explosion the large
warehouse of \v. t. Hoeveler .'.
situated on Pike street directly oppo
site the Chautauqua company's build
ing, was ablaze, and In a short time
was beyond hope of saving.
At about 1:16 the fire uas gotten un
der control. The two large buildings
are a total wreck, and the loss cannot
be much less than a million dollars.
Until the fallen walls have been
cleared away there can be no certain
ty as to the number of victims.
At 2 a. m. there are six dead at the
morgue, only two of whom have been
i hit ntifled. They are Police I-leiit. A. J.
i Berry, who was acting captain, and
'■ William Scott Jr.. aged twenty, son of
j William Scott, president of the Chau
tauqua Ice company, ills brother,
i John, aged eighteen. Is missing and is
supposed to be buried under the ruins.
The following Is the best list of l<
obtainable tonight:
Hoeveter Storage company, building
i and contents. $.00,000; Chautauqua Ic.^
I company. SlfiO.ooo-, Union Storage com
| pany, $1,000,000; small Perm avenue
houses. $25,000. making a total of 0,775,
--000, all of which was well Insured.
Two of the heaviest Individual losera
who had consignments in the ware
houses are: The Economy I'istllling
company, MOO barrels r.f whisky worth
$750,000, and the Monongahela Textile
company, wool dealers. 125.000 pounds
of wool. A statement of insurance
cannot be obtained.
r nai. le tr» Grant Any Extension oi
Time to China Prance
LONDON, Feb. 10.— The Pekln corre
spondent of the Times says: Th- Jap
anese minister, M. Yano Furfno, r
fully intimates to the Tsung Ll V
the Inability of his government, having
regard tr, the obligations contracted by
Japan, to granl ar. extension of the
time for payment of the Indemnity.
Though no official statement has been
issued, the negotiations for a loan f om
British sources are regarded as having
: failed.
M. I'u Bail, the French charge d-af
faires, has formulated sortie uni.
abb- demands upon the Tsunp Ll Va
| men. Anions* other things, he h
; upon the payment of indemnity to the
I family of a Frenchman kidnapped in
Tonquin. Bight days have been given
for a favorable reply. In default v
of French action in the south will be
come necessary. The reply must be
necessarily unfavorable, and the ''hi
nt se are helplessly awaiting French ac
BERLIN, Feb. 0. — Tt Is reported that
the cruiser Geifon has arrived from
C< lomb.a and thai the transp rt steam
er Crefeld, with the German tro ips, ar
rived at Klao-Chou yesterday.
LONDON, Feb. 10.— A dispatch to the
Daily Mail from N^.-asakl pays: "The
British fleet now at Chemulpo will go
to Nagasaki tomorrow (Thursday).
PI.KIN, Feb. 9.— The Idea of a loan
on eitht r British or Russian guarantee
has been definitely abandoned. Th.
failure of the British negotlal
due to diplomatic bungling, and it is the
opinion here that stronger diplomacy
is urgently needed.
Russia refuses to declare her inten
tions regarding Port Arthur.
The Depletion of the Fund* of the
Amiio>- Hull Coxnnnnj .
Insurance Commissioner Dearth wrote a |< t
ter to the Mutual Hall Insurant- c impaay, of
Amboy. yesterday, in which he sail that the
checking up of tho books of the oj.rnpany
showed that a grenf. fraud had been :
trated upon the company.
In order to be allowed to continue to do bus
iness the company will be <• mpell d to return
a reasonable proportion of the amount win. ii
has been retained by the officer-, which shall
be an amount not less than .in v .h re niake
an sdAiUoosl 20 p<r cent payment upon the
unpaid losses incurred.

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