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'.BOUT 4,000
Gen. Hoses E. Clapp Presided and
Makes the Firttt Address—Guv.
Lind Receives nn Ovation as He
Walked Down the Aisle to the
l'liitform—niow Aimed Not at
England, bat at Chamberlain.
St. Paul never witnessed a more stirring
demonstration than in the pro-Boer mass
meeting held last night. The largest audi
torium in the city, the People's church,
was crowded to its utmost capacity with
the largest audience which has assembled
In St. Paul in a year, and people of every
shade of political and religious opinion
gathered together to cheer to the echo
every sentiment of sympathy for the
downtrodden people of two email South
African republics. Every seat in the im
mense hall was taken. Chairs placed in
the aisles, and in the rear of the seat
sections were filled almost before they
were placed and, before the first speaker
rose to his feet, standing room even was
at a premium. The church filled until it
was Impossible to admit another person,
and a crowd fully a third as large as that
inside gathered at the doors tind cheered
Oom Paul and his fighting men. Careful
estimates place the number of those in
the audience at 4,000, while the attend
ance, with those who were turned away,
must have reached fully 5,000.
Inside the church a platform had been
built, out from the pulpit, on which were
seated representative men of every class
and of every organization in the city. In
the choir loft an orchestra was stationed,
and the strains of national songs and
patriotic hymns interspersed the pro
gramme of addresses. From the left side
an immense Tranpvaal flag hung from the
tall organ pipes in the extreme front end
of the church, meeting, as It fell In red,
green, white and black folds, the national
ensign hung from the opposite side. The
platform was decorated with evergreens,
while from the balcony railings hung
draperies of black and Transvaal and
United States flags.
Gen. Moses E. Clapp presided as chair
man, and made the first address of the
evening. At his side on the platform sat
Mayor Kiefer, and on his right, Gov. Lind.
Among the others seated near by were:
Louis Nash, William Louis Kelly, John
E. Kenny, Stan J. Donnelly, C. D.
O'Brien, J. Ohagc, T. R. Kane, Patrick
Danehy, Fritz Koch, John D. O'Brien, T.
D. O'Brien, W. Siward Smit, A. J. Prins,
A. K. Teisberg, L. A. Rosing, Fred S.
Bryant, John W. Willis, Gebhard Bonn,
Dr. O. S. Pine, A. Paradis, H. J. Nien-
Btadt, W. W. Cole, J. C. Jensen, Rufus
A. Hoyt, O. H. O'Neil, Emll Geist, A.
McNulty, William Turner, George W.
Koehler, Ferd. Heinrichs, George C. Lam
bert, C. I. McCarthy, George P. Fredricks,
S. P. Child, H. J. Radbruch and Bernard
Gov. Lind was somewhat late in ap
pearing and walked down the aisle as
the first speaker was opening his address.
He had neaied the platform before, he
was recognized, so keen was the atten
tion to the address, and as he mounted
the steps received an ovation which made
the rafters ring. He was escorted to
his seat amid continued cheering. Gen.
Moses E. Clapp then resumed hia ad
dress. Said he in part:
'We have not met here this even-
Ing to frame a blow against the English
people, but against Joseph Chamberlain
and his colleagues (applause), the ex
lstlng representatives of their govern
ment. I wish only to consider theso
certain matters which the Salisbury gov
ernment takes as its grounds for the
unholy war against the Boers (applause),
and not those which pertain more es
pecially tc the vast mass of liberty-lov
ing and fair-minded men who constitute
the English nation. (Continued applause.)
"If we shall examine in detail we find
certain causes which the government
sets up with which to shield itsself from
the charge that the war against the
Transvaal is based on sordid greed and
no honorable motives. (Applause.) In
the first instance the claim is made that
It" the Boers gain supremacy through the
present conflict they will establish a
great republic in South Africa. I sin
cerely hope that they will. (Violent ap
plause.) They say that the Boer repub
lics are not constituted on modern ideas
of republican form of government. They
charge that taxes are levied without rep
"My friends, the day was when those
charges might well have been leveled
against our own great nation. Permit
me to step aside for a brief moment to
comment upon the large number of ladies
present in this throng tonight. I have
not a doubt but that some of these pres
ent own property. And who can say, my
friends, that a woman or a class of
women in this country were ever allowed
direct representation; yet they have been
taxed; are taxed at present; without
doubt will be taxed in future. There is
not a civilized land on earth which does
not tax alien citizens as well and with
out representation. Never a man In the
United States claimed exemption on tax
ed property owned by him within the bor
ders of our land, on the ground that he
was not naturalized! (Cheers.)
"The English government makes still
Another charge—that the Boer republics
do not grant franchise in accordance
with English ideas. Seven years' resi
dence was required for franchise. In
response to pressure the Boer republics
reduced the franchise from seven to five
years' residence, the same period required
In the United States, and yet an insatia
ble government is not satisfied. No for
eigner was ever president in the United
States, and it is a rare instance in his
tory that a nation has submitted to out
side dictation in making its laws and al
lowed the prerogatives of its people to be
Influenced by a foreign and alien govern
ment. Yet, again, it is said and urged
as casus belli that the Boers require
that a man must be of a certain reli
gious persuasion before he can hold of
flcn. Absurdity upon absurdity! It is
within the memory of some of you here
fbe £t fmi iiobt
that England herself, this shining Hgrht
to the nations of the earth, made the
same demand, exacted the same require
ment and rigidly enforced the same man
date upon her subjects. (Applause.)
"One more argument is raised, the last
which I shall enumerate. The English
government urges against the Boer re
publics that slavery is permitted and that
Its suppression is resisted. How long was
it in the history of our own country that
slavery existed as a blot upon our es
cutcheon, and I do not need to call to
mind the time in history when English
subjects upon our own American soil
held slaves and held them under the pro
tection of a home government. (Cheers.)
For half a century slavery was tolerated
in the United States and looked upon as
a pardonable institution.
"I do not need to weary you with more
charges against a brave and fearless peo
ple. These reasons for this unrighteous
war are trivial, absurd and without the
telling force of a convincing truth to
back them. "When a man or a govern
ment gives false and absurd reasons for
an action an ulterior motive is to be sus
pected. What have I here in my hand?"
Gen. Clapp held up to view a small
leaflet containing two pages of printed
matter. Then with increasing vehemence
and in thunderous tones he continued:
"A circular. A petty, scurrilous pol
emic which some anonymous author has
printed and scattered broadcast through
out the city. It states that if the Boers
conquer, a republic of great power will
spring up in South Africa! (Continued
"Unlawful lust ha* nerved Britain to
the struggle. There are the diamond
mines; there is the evil genius who has
prompted the acts of the Salisbury gov
ernment, Cecil Rhodes!
"It is the business of humanity to enter
a protest against wrong. When Joseph
Chamberlain said before parliament, 'The
nations of Europe are against us, but
the sympathy and spirit of America is
with us,' he challenged with a false state
ment such meetings as we hold this
evening. (Loud cheers.) Centuries atjo
our ancestors laid deep the foundations
of a great republic. Our condition then
was that of the Boers-at present, and the
f>ost remarkable gathering ever held in
ur city and an audience composed of
every creed and nationality dr.iws no line
between our condition then and the
ctiuggles of brave republics in the pres
ent. (Cheers.)
"The Transvaal will be drenched with
blood ere the Boers yield one principle
of their government to a rapacious and
greed-consumed England. When the
Salisbury government began this war.
one thing was forgotten, that years be
fore in this country as well cs in South
Africa were laid well the foundations cf
republicanism and freedom."
A mig-hty burst of applause went up at
the conclusion of the address, almost
drowning the strains of the orchestra as
it played the national anthem, "Amer
ica." Then after the applause had some
what subsided, Gen. Clapp introduced
Gov. John Lind with brief remarks. In
the midst of another overpowering ova
tion, he began a stirring address:
"In. view of the many speakers who are
yet to come, it ill becomes me to occupy
much time this evening. If the oppor
tunity offered I might well go outside.
As I entered the hall somewhat late, I
found on the outside waiting a chance
to come in as large a body as I see here.
"I remember one occasion when in the
house of representatives, wft«n the ques
tion of Canadian relations was pending.
The proposition to cut off shipping in
transit was before the houre and inci
dentally 1 took part. On that occasion,
before there was thought of a Boer war,
1 used the following language,v which I
take from the congressional record,
which now seems applicable and express
es my sentiments.
" 'I hate England, or rather I hate and
despise her policy of dealing with other
nations and peoples weaker than herself.
Her sense cf right is measured by her
power to defy it; her love of justice by
the gold it will fetch. She enforces vice
to replenish her exchequer. She enslaves
and impoverishes every land and people
that is caught in her toil's—but I plead
for our own honor. We cannot afford to
pass laws that will deliver our own peo
ple into the hands of monopoly, and at
the same time place us in the attitude of
a "bully" before the world.
" 'If such demands are unheeded let us
enforce our rights in the spirit of Amer
ican patriotism and valor.'
"At the time I made this utterance a
friend took me aside and told me that it
was harsh. In connection with the atti
tude on the proposition under considera
tion this evening I was much amused
when, in copying this utterance, to find
bracketed on the margin or my congres
sional record, this note: 'Loud applause
from the Kepublican side.' (Applause
and cheers.)
"In view of what is now in progress in
South Africa do you believe this state
ment harsh? (A voice, "No.") I did not
come here to denounce the English. It
is my deliberate opinion that England is
more to be pitied than denounced. She
has not a self-respecting friend on earth.
(Continued cheering.)
"This is a terrible statement, but a true
one. I do not wish to reflect upon the
English people (aplause), but when I use
these words of censure, refer only to the
misguided government which directs their
affairs. I refer to the Tory government,
which has made England a curse to her
self and to every other nation with which
she comes in contact. Her greed and
commercialism have made her a nation
of paupers and millionaires.
"Today she is not only despised for
her present acts, but denounced as a na
tion of military power. She has lost
prestige. (Applause.) Her'own press
(Several voices, "The Pioneer Press."
Laughter.) I say is seriously discussing
the subject of whether national deca
dence has not 3truck the nation. (Cheers.)
She may well take this view when hav
ing raised 30,000 or 40,000 soldiers more
than the usual footing she finds It al
most impossible to get more. CouTities
are now paylr.g bounties to get volun
teers. How was it in our case? When
the president called for volunteers he got
ten times more than he could use. (Con
tinued applause.)
"I have come to express my sincere,
hearty and earnest sympathy for a pa
triotic people who are fighting in the
Transvaal and Orange Free State. No
people have been so malignantly slan
dered and libeled as these since <.>cil
Rhodes decided that he wanted their
whole country. (Cheers.) It has been
the most revolting crime of the century
to contemplate when we have seen presses
in .two continents set to work, for a con
sideration, to denounce and vllllfy so
brave and patriotic a people. Their love
of the principles which we stand for is
costing them deur. (Cheers.)
"I sincerely trust that nothing may be
said or done this evening which shall
stir up bitterness or strife against the
English peopl*. They are blameless.
(Applause.) The men to whom Gen.
Clapp referred are alone responsible.
They have worked on the sympathy of
the people-by raising the hue and cry
that the flag has been insulted. It-is not
the English people who are to blame,
but the politicians."
Mayor Kiefer, who followed Gov. Lind,
was greeted with great applause. He
"While sitting here listening to these
Continued on Eighth Fagre.
London Wot Office Has Reports of
Heavy Fighting In the Vicinity
of Ladj-smlth, Indicating That the
Finn! Effort of Boers Him Been
liiauK-nrated—llullcr Seems Pre
pared far a. Rash to Ladysmlth.
NEW YORK, Jan. 6.-(Special.)—A spe
cial from London says: "The war of
fice is In receipt of important news from
the front, but the details will not be
given out tcnight. It is announced that
fighting Is in progress in the vicinity of
Ladysmith, and that it is believed that
tbfe Boers are making a desperate effort
to rush the town before Gen. Buller's
forces can come to its relief. It is also
said that there is reason to believe that
Gen. Buller is ready to strike, and will,
and that a big battle may even now
be on."
LONDON, Jan. 6.—The war office this
evening Issued the following:
"From Buller, Frere Camp, Jan. 6.—
—New York World.
The following telegram was received from
Gen. White, Jan. 6, 9 a. m.:
" 'The enemy attacked Caesar's camp
at 2:45 a, m., in considerable force. The
enemy was everywhere repulsed, but the
fighting still continues.' "
Though nothing definite is permitted to
pass the censor, sufficient transpires to
confirm the belief that an important
move on "the Tugela river is . imminent.
The continual bombardment kept up on
the Boer entrenchments and the num
erous reconnoissances are apparently con
nected with a well defined purpose. There
are some indications that the British plan
of attack includes an Important move
ment via Weenan.
Gen. Buller's telegram to the war office
stating that Gen. White, at Ladysmith,
reported, under date of Jan. 6, 9 a. m.,
that the enemy had attacked Caesar's
camp at 2:45 a. m., and that the fighting
was still In progress, caused many late
calls at the war odee in expectation of
the receipt of additional news. The offi
cials stated at midnight, however, that
nothing further will be issued during the
night. No further news had been re
ceived from other sources, although dis-"
patches indicated tha.t important events
at the front were imminent, if not prog
Lord Salisbury arrived in London from
Hatfleld house at noon today, somewhat
contrary to his custom, and proceeded
at once to the office of ths foreign »ecre
tary, where he spent the 'greate.- part of
the afternoon. Not only Lord Salisbury,
but the entire department, manifested ex
traordinary signs of activity. The attor
ney general, Sir Richard Webster, was
summoned from the country, and the so
licitor general, Sir R. B. Flnlay; was also
in attendance. The Portuguesa minister,
Senhor de Sovral, called at the foreign
office during the afternoon. While no an
nouncement was made regarding the sub
ject of the meeting, it was underslood
that the subjects discussed Included the
international law points raised by the
stoppage of German ships on their way to
Delagoa bay, and the supply of American
provisions to the Boers.
NEW YORK, Jan. 6.—The Evening Post
today quotes a general officer of the Clan
na-gael, a man who nas a good re'orJ
as a fighter in the United States army,
as saying: "It would be folly to send
men into Canada at this time of the year.
They would have more to fear from tha
snow and Intense cold than from any
forces that the Canadians could send
against them. Invasion of Canada Ju<jt
now is out of the question, but there will
be preparations all along the line ti take
advantage of the break-up of the wltuer.
I I do not expect that war will have ended
by then in Bouth Africa."
VICTORIA, B. C, Jan. B.—The British
Columbian government and legislature
unite in indorsing the deaiaion to proffer
a company of 200 mounted scouts, equip
ped and delivered at Halifax or any other
named place of debarkation for South
African service. Ea«h wOl be provided
with a picked saddle horse, flrst-clasa
saddle, uniform, rifl« and revolver, the
outlay involved beinff $260 per man, or
$50,000 for the corps.
CAPE TOWN, Jan. 6.—A dispatch from
Herschell, Cape Colony, reports that
Ladygrey has been deserted by the Boers,
whose families will 1 go to the Orange
Free State. The Boers, according to this
dispatch, are constructing entrenchments
between Ladygrey and Barkley West.
Provisions Have Been Carried Out
and Bequests Paid.
NEW YORK, Jan. 6.—lt was announced
today by one of the executors of the Hte
Cornelius Vanderbllt will that all the be
quests have been paid. Cornelius Van
derbllt, eldest son, received the greater
part of his $6,000,000 In cash. The first es
timate of the Vanderbilt estate'^value,
made by Chauncey, M. Depew, and an.
nounced in October last as being about
$70,000,000, has been ' practically verified.
The estate will probably not exceed $.5,
--000,000. -
Yonng Couple Overcome Legal Ob
stacles and Are Married.
ALBERT LEA, Minn., Jan. 6.—Yester
day, Emmanuel Breintenstein and Annie
K. Lorentzen, accompanied by the lat
ter's elder brother, arrived at the office
of the clerk of the district court and ask
ed for a marriage license. The prospec
tive groom was twenty-two years of age,
but his intended bride was but seventeen,
and, as her father and mother were both
dead and she had no guardian, the clerk
of the court was at his wits' ends to
know what to do, as there was no one
to give consent to the marriage of the
young lady. The pr-obate, court was ap
pealed to and Judge BlHckmer soon solved
the problem by naming the young lady's
brother as her guardian, the necessary
bond was given, the guardian freely gave
his consent, the license was. issued and
the probate judge at once pronounced the
words that made the young couple hus
band and wife. The. guardian was then
released, as the young lady did not. re
quire a guardian when she had a husband.
The parties returned to their home in
Alden in the best possible'humor. ■
Secretary of a. Widow and Orphan
Fund Protects Against Report.
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 6.—Richard W. B-)is
seiier, an "expert accountant, has finished
his examination of the books of the for
mer secretary, Henry J. Shaunhorst, of
the widow and orphan fund* of the Gor
man Roman Catholic society, and has
reported that he has-found errors in the
accounts thaCwhen corrected, show that
Mr. Shaunhorst is indebted to the fund
$5,000. G. M. Weare has been appointed
to go over the entire ground covered Dy
Accountant Boissalier's examination, and
ascertain if hl» examination is correct.
Mr. Weare delared today that he bclisv
ed Boisselier's statement was wrong, and
that insi.ead of-Mr. Shaunhorst being in- j
debted to the fund, the fund is indebted |
to him. The same statement is made by
Mr. Shaunhorst. It is staled that no a?
tion will be taken against Mr. Shaunhorst
until Mr. Mueller, the' president of the
company, returns from Tolefo.
Mother Refused BtngUcr'a Request
for a Ffcy«l«stan.
COUNCIL BLUFIN9, 10., Jan. 6.—Ethel
Yates, aged sixteen, of Tabor, 10., died
under Christian treatment in this city
Friday night. Miss Yates came here five
weeks ago to visit the family of Jamea
Carter. Two weeks ago she was taken
sick, and Dr. Belling«r,-a reputable phy
sician of this city, sent for. A few days
later her mother arrived, immediately
dismissed Dr. Bellinger, and secured the
services of one "Brother James," a "di
vine healer," of Omafca, to treat the case.
Miss Yates begged of her mother to em
ploy a physician, bat to no effect. The
healer took charge, and the girl finally
died. A post-mortem disclosed apperdi
citls aa the cause of deeth. The coroner's
jury Is holding an inquest.
■- » .
Death of Mrs. Hare.
RED WING. Mfhn., Jan. 6.—Mrs. W. A.
Hare died; today from shock af exhaus
tion, following an operation.'" •appendi
citis. She was but twenty-*" years of
age and was a social fav^- .c here and in
Winona, where her p? .its, Capt. and
Mrs. H: F. Flocund. ' Ac. The funeral
will be held at Winr 2 on Monday.
Sntton Is Reported Prosperovi, and
His Family Came Went "With Him
to Visit Relatives—HU Wife and
Children Are Supposed to Be In
Portland—Dead Man's Body Sits
for an Hour in a Dismal Hallway.
J. E. Sutton, editor and proprietor of
the Daily Reporter, of Logansport, Ind.,
killed himself on the third floor of a
block at 56 East Seventh street yesterday
afternoon by shooting himself through
the head. From papers found on the
body It is evident that Mr. Sutton had
determined to end his life for some un
known cause, and sought the seclusion of
the block with this end in view. The
pistol shot was heard in the building, but
It was not discovered that it had sent a
soul into eternity until half an hour after
ward, when the body was found in a ait
ting position in a chair at the head of the
stairs. The revolver still clutched in the
dead man's hand, the blood stained cloth
ing and the wound in the head told the
story of self-destruction. Why the man
took his life is a mystery only hinted at
in the brief notes he probably -wrote be
fore the fatal act. That it was a sud
den determination seems likely from the
fact that the revolver was new, appear
ing never to have been used before,-while
in the dead man's pockets was found a
box of cartridges, from which only
enough had been taken to load the pistol.
He was a young man, perhaps a trifle
over thirty years of age, unusually well
dressed, wearing a Scotch tweed suit, a
fashionable overcoat and patent leather
shoes, while his general appearai*:e was
that of a man of more than irfediocre
social standing. He was tall, well
proportioned, smooth faced, with rather
an effeminate countenance and an abund
ance of dark, curly hair. He wore an
open-face gold watch, a diamond shirt
stud and evidently had money enough for
immediate use, as something over $16 was
found in his pockets.
Mr. Sutton entered the building shortly
after 5 o'clock. On the second floor he
opened the doer of a costuming establish
ment, conducted by Mrs. Louis Neitman,
but, acting as though he had made a
mistake in getting into the wrong room,
j closed the door without a word, and was
j afterwards heard going up to the third
floor. Mrs. Neitman gazed at the young
man, as he stood for a moment in her
doorway, but had no opportunity to speak
to him, as he retreated so quickly. When
he went up stairs, she thought he was
looking for the family on the other floor,
and thought nothing more of the stranger
until she recognized him, half an hdur
later, as the dead man in the chair at the
head of the stairs. Nothing was heard
of the man on the third floor until the
sound of the pistol was heard. As this
was some time after Mrs. Neitman saw
him, he probably sat down in the chair
and thought over the act he was about to
commit before sending the bullet Into his
The only ones who heard the pistol shot
seem to have been Mrs. M. M. O'Brien
and her fourteen-year-old daughter,
Grade, who live on the third floor of the
block. Mrs. O'Brien Is iIL in bed anri
while her daughter sat talking with her
about 5:30 o'clock, they were startled by
a sharp report, sounding almost as if
it came from the^rear of her apartments.
The girl went to the rear room to in
vestigate and, looking through the glaus
of the door leading Into the hall, saw
the dead man in the chair. Seeing the
revolver in the man's hand and the body
slightly moving .in the lost convulsion of
death, the child did not realize that the
Weather Forecast for St. Paul.
Fair; Probably Colder.
I—Pro-Boer Meeting.
Sensational Suicide.
South African War Sews.
Another Ship Seized.
S—Victims of Alcohol.
3—Plan* for Carnival.
Reassessment Invalid.
New Insurance Company.
4—State Political Gossip.
News of the Rnllronds.
6—Germany Is Patient.
London Walts War Nevr*v
Michigan Indictments',
Condition of Banks.
Chat of the Capital.
Random Reflections.
7—Mr. Smalley's Recollections.
Comedy of Life.
The Dawning Century.
B—Early Boer Battles.
9—Minneapolis Matters,
lO—Sporting News.
Gossip of the Ring.
Slide for a Fortune.
Point for Goebel.
ll—Reform In Army.
Case of Mr. Clark.
News of the Northwest.
12—In the Field of Labor.
State Guard Project.
13—Business Announcement.
14—Books of the Hour.
Martial Law in Wisconsin*
I.I—Business Announcement.
16—St. Paul Social News.
17—Fashions for 'Women.
Suburban Social.
18—Mrs. Gould Recognized.
I»—New Jolntless Rail.
Rights of Peers.
Types of Girls.
2O—Old Carnival Clubs.
May Be Meagher.
Hand-Made Whisky.
21—Musical Mention.
A Faithful Servant.
22—Markets of the World.
•ZZ— WantH of the People.
24—Week at the Theaters.
NEW YORK—Arrived: Belgravia, Ham
burg; La Champagne, Havre. Sailed:
Phoencla. Hamburg; Statendam. Rotter
dam, via Boulogne; Thingvalla, Copen
hagen, etc.
LIVERPOOL—Arrived: Campania. Now
York: Sailed: Etrurla. New York..
YOKOHAMA—Arrived previously: Steam
.cr Coptic, San Francisco, via Honolulu,
for Hong Kong.
CHERBOURG-Sailed: St. Paul from
Southampton, New York.
KONG KONG—Arrived previously: City
of Dubllb, Tacoma, via Yokohama; Si.
Irene, Tacoma, via Yokohama.
BRISBANE —Sailed: Miowera, Van
SHOMONOSKI—SaiIed: Victorious. Che
HAVRE—Sailed: Lagascogne, New York.
ANTWERP — Sailed: Friesland, New
METROPOLITAN—"The Young Wife,"
• 8:15.
GRAND—"Why Smith Left Home." 8:15.
Palm Garden —Vaudeville. 2 and 8 p. m.
Olympic—Vaudeville, 2 and 8 p. m.
German' veterans-, meet, Garfleld Post
hall, Wabasha street, 3 p. m.
Labor meeting, Assembly halls, addresse 1
. by Rev. J. D. Paxton and others, 3
p. m.
man was dead and ran back to tell her
mother that a man was sitting outside
their door with a pistol pointed toward
the room. Mrs. O'Brien was too ill to
leave her bed and the little girl was bo
overcome with fright that ehe could not
be induced to investigate further and for
half an hour the body remained a ghast
ly spectacle in the chair, while those in
side feared every moment the man whom
they believed to be allvo would enter the
room. The body occupied a quiet, nat
ural position in the chair and more than
a casual glance- from a distance wa?
necessary to realize the tragedy that had
been enacted.
The fact that the man had killed him
self was discovered by MrS. O'Brien's
son, Leo, who reached home about 5:30
o'clock. In ascending: the stairs he no
ticed the stranger apparently reposing in
the chair, but was horrified, on approach-
Ing closer, to see the pallid countenance,
the blood stained clothing and the re
volver still clutched In the suicide's hand
Running down stairs he informed Mrs.
Noitman of what had happend and Pa
trolman Hennessy was called. He ex
amined the body and found it cold in
death. The head was slightly inclined to
the left, while the hand gripping the re
. volver was pressed close to the body and
the other hand resting on the arm of the
chair. In the top of the head was a bul
let hole, while in tte wall back of the
body the plastering was shattered, show
ing where the ball had" gone after crash
ing through the man's skull. He had
placed the barrel of the revolver in hi*
mouth, inclined upward, and sent the
butlet through his brain.
When Coroner Nelson reached the scene
the papers that established the man's
identity as J. E. Sutton, of Logansport,
Ind., were found. One typewritten letter,
dated Logansport, Dec. 28, and written
on letterhead paper bearing the inscrip
tion, "Daily Reporter, J. E. Sutton, pro
prietor," and addressed to J. E. Sutton
at Portland, Or., related to business mat
ters, evidently in connection with the
newspaper at Logansport. It stated that
the writer, who signed herself "Bessie,"
had paid $100 on a note, as though per in
struction, and would forward all mail
that was Intended for Mr. Sutton. Sev
eral newspaper clippings, doubtless from
the Daily Reporter, of Logansport, were
found in an envelope, one of them relat
ing the robbery of the house of A. J. Sut
ton. One of several railroad passes made
out in the name of J. E. Sutton, found
in the dead man's pockets, was trans
portation from Portland, Or., to St. Paul.
When the clothing of the dead man
was carefully searched at the morgue
two mysterious notes, indicating that Mr.
Sutton had planned to kill himself, were
found. One of these read: "It was not
true, but I try to die as game as I can."
The other note, probably intended for
his wife, read: "Trouble, death and
Continued, on Twelfth Pace.
Pages i to 12
Claimed That It Is Susceptible to
Elastic Definition*—German Gov
ernment Seems Disposed to Await
Answer of Great Britain In tha
Bundesrath Selxure—Cabinet Con
ference In London.
DURBAN, Jan. G.—The German
steamer Herxog haa been seised by
a British warship and brought to
this port.
LONDON, Jan. 6.—lt is stated tonight
that the British note in reply to the rep
resentations of the United States govern
ment on the subject of the seizure of
American goods by Great Britain will be
given to Ambassador Choate Monday.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan C.-Prof. 8.
T. Wolseley makes the following state
ment in regard to the right of search hi
the Suez canal:
"By the terms of the international con
vention ,in 1887 the Suez canal was neu
tralized—that is, freed from act of war.
The English claim, however, that the
convention is a dead letter. Their posi
tion is stated by Prof. Harvard to be a
reservation or denial of the provisions
of tho treaty during the British occupa
tion of Egypt. As Mr. Curzon said la
the house of commons in July, 1S89: 'Tho
terrors of this convention have not beon
brought into actual realization.' The
searching of vessels, which would be un
lawful under Ihe convent'on cf 1887, would
be allowed under this theory. But the
question is whether English jurisdiction
in Egypt would not warrant these seiz.
ures. The British protectorate of Egypt
does not carry sovereignty with It. To
declare a treaty void or in force as it
pleases, the English government is play
ing fast and loosa with international ob
ligations. Suppose the3e contentions to be
urged by hostile Europe (and there la
much to be paid in their favor), it ia evi
dent a serious complication might arise,
involving not only the status of the Suez
canal, but opening also the whole Egyp
tian question."
LISBON, Jan. 6.—A semi-official note to
the press regarding the Anglo-German
agreement has Just been Issued. It is as
"The British and German governments,
having previously reached an agreement'
between themselves, informed Portugal
that in the event of her contracting a
large loan for the purpose of reorganiz
ing her finances, the two governments
were disposed to guarantee the success of
the operation. At the same time the gov
ernments of Great Britain and Germany
assured Portugal that the basis of the
agreement between them was the recogni
tion of the integrity of the Portuguese
colonial dominions and the legitimacy of
Portuguese sovereignty over, the Portu
guese possessions. They further suggest
ed that in the event of Portugal accept
ing a proposal concerning a loan the lat
ter should be guaranteed by the colonial
and customs receipts. The Portuguese
government then declared that it had no
need of such a loan, and, according to
our information, has no such need to tha
present day."
BERLIN, Jan. 6—The Colog.ie Zeiting's
correspondent telegraphs hU paper that
the Russian government icently address
ed a communication to the various cab.
inets regarding the strictness of the Brit
ish censorship over telegrams to and fi-om
the South African republics, which is xt
riously inconveniencing trade and the of
ficial world of Europe. The communica
tion, according to the correspondent, a ks
whether the detention or rejection o£
private or official telegrams Is In accord
ance with the stipulations of the tele
graphic conventions arranged at St. Pe
tersburg in 1895, and at Buda Pesth in
1896. According to the Russian govern
ment, article 7 of the St. Petersburg con
vention, and clause 46 of that at Buds
Pesth are applicable to the situation.
Three Young Pennsylvanians Am
Ilnrned to Death.
UNIONTOWN, Pa., Jan. 6. — Charles,
Thomas and Allen Stott, sons of William
Stott, were cremated in the r home tod ly
at Coal Run, Somerset county, and the
residence destroyed. Their parents were
with difficulty saved, and were ssve.-i.-ly
burned before they could get out. The
young men, aged nineteen, sixteen and
fourteen years, respectively, came homa
from their worn, early this morning. Thsy
Went to bed, leaving a lamp burning,
which exploded about 4 o'clock, and S2t
the building on fire. Stott and his w.fa,
who were sleeping in a lower 100 m, wer»
aroused by neighbois. and burst throuih
the flames. The young men slept on the
second floor, and no one could reach the
sleepers to save them.
What Became of Stolen Fundn of a
Montreal nnnk.
MONTREAL, Jan. 6.—Walter Fellows,
a well known broker, has been arrested
in connection with the Ville Maria bmk
wreck. Fellows Is charged with recei/.n*
money, knowing it to have been stolen.
During the proceedings in the case of
Lomieux, the bank accountant, it came
out in the evidence that Herbert, the
teller of the Ville Marie bank, had an ac
count In Fellows' brokerage office, and
had paid Fellows during a year and a
half the sum of $125,000 as mars'ns, which
came from the bank's funds. The mag
istrate refused to permit Fellows' release
on ,faail.
Champagne Imports la 1800.
As shown by Customs statistics th»
imports In 1899 of G. H. Mumm's Extra
Dry reached the enormous figure of 109,
--303" cases, being 72,495 cases more than
of any other brand—a record unpre
ceduntad in the history of champagne.
Its 1895 vintage now imported has no
Another Texas Lyncher Sentenced.
PALESTINE, Tex.. Jan. 6.—80b Stvenfl,
the second of a number of men to be tried
for the murder of James Humphries and
his two ponp by lynching,was today con
victtd of xnur-di.-r and sentenced to prison
for life. Edwin Cain was given a life
sentence a few days ago. The cases of
the other alleged lynchers has been con
tinued by consent until next June.

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