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VOL. XXV.—NO. 32.
TERRIBLE HAVOC WROUGHT UY
ELEMENTS IN THEIR
LEXINGTON TOTALLY HELPLESS
I "Wires Down, Cars. Slopped, Lights
Out, I'igUvrnjs Blocked by
Debrift, aud General T)is-
LOSS ESTIMATED AT MILLIONS
LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 31.-The world
was a sealed book to Lexington today.
Until the Western Union secured a line
to Louisville, the city was isolat-
cd. Communication cannot be had
with points in Kentucky, which
Indicates the disastrous conditions pre
vailing here are general in the state.
Street cars were able to resume on sev-
eral lines late tonight, but the city is
without lights and all who were de
pendent on electricity for power or light
are helpless. Almost half of the Cumber
land Telephone company's poles in the
city and county are down and less than
a fourth of these lines are in operation.
Their loss in equipment is estimated at
$50,000. 'J he electric lishtine company is
the next heaviest loser. Every tree in
the city is either largely stripped of limbs
or broken off at the base.
Trains in central Kentucky today had
to "flag their way, hand cars preceding
the trains to avoid collisions.
DAMAGE RIXS HEAVY.
It>e, Sleet and Rain Causing: Im
MEMPHIS, Term., Jan. , 31.—The
weather of the .present week has brought
disaster to all the small and many larger
towns and villages in the states of Ten
nessee, Arkansas and Mississippi. It is
difficult to estimate the amount of dam
age. It is known that at .Little Kock,
Ark., alone, the damage amounts to half
a million dollars, and the footing alto
gether, it is believed, will run up sev
Business has been at a standstill in
many towns. In addition to stocks of
goods being ruined, the streets and high
ways are blockaded by broken telegraph
and telephones and twisted wires. The
flamage of stocks of goods is due to the
tremendous weight of accumulated ice
and sleet and to the insufficiency of roofs
to sustain such loads. Such a siege of
sleet and rold rain is altogether unpre
cedented. In some places the ground has
been covered with ice to a depth of six
In Central and Western Tennessee the
damage to houses and stocks of gooaa
has been enormous. Kenorts from Paris,
Dresden, McKenzie, Jackson, Hunting
ton and Union City, state that the storm
of sleet and rain has been unprecedented.
Mississippi has suffered severely, the
people being wholly unDreoared to pro
tect themselves from the unusual con
ditions now prevailing. In Arkansas the
storm played fearful havoc to houses and
Telegraph and telephone wires are
down in every direction and it will take
several days before the extent of the
damage will be known. There was a
rise in the temperature today and it is
believed that conditions will improve
STREETS STREWN WITH WRECKS.
Broken Poles and Trees Blockade
PADUCAH, Ky., Jan. 31.—The city is
practically dead. It is in darkness, many
of the streets blockaded with broken
trees and hundreds of wires on broken
poles. All day, as a result of a steady
drizzle, which froze as it struck, wires
and poles have been breaking, shutting
down factories and public utilities. The
newspapers, whose machines and presses
are run by electricity, are suspended. The
city's street electric lights and fire-alarm
systems are useless, and huge poles snap
every hour, bringing down their loads
of wires and adding to the existing con
fusion. Several roofs have collapsed from
the ice and water, entailing thousands
of dollars' damage to stock in many
The damage from broken poles and
•wires alone will be 525,000, and to mer
-1 chandise over $100,000, while that to busi
ness cannot be estimated. If other dam
age results', it will require two weeks
to straighten things out. The damage in
; all Southwest Kentucky is corresponding
11£ large. s
TELEGRAPH COMPANIES SiFFER.
All Coramniiicafion Practically Cot
NASHVILLE, Term., Jan. 31.—Tele
graph lines in this section for the past
three days have been in the worst con
dition ever known in the history of tele
graphic communication, according .to a
i statement made at the Western Union
i office today. The Western Union people
have been able to restore communication
•with Paducah, Memphis, Atlanta, New
; York, Savannah, Montgomery, Binning
, ham, Jacksonville and New Orleans, but
! no direct communication can be had with
j Louisville, St. Louis, Kansas City Chi
. cago and Cincinnati.
The Postal company's business is re
ported several hours behind, and they
have not as yet secured a Louisville wire.
Railroad wires have been nearly restored!
SMOOTH NICKELS GOOD
WOKH FIVE-CE.Vr PIECES MIST HE
Special to The Globe.
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 31.-"Smooth" nickels
must be accepted at their face value,
according to a decision rendered today
i by Judge Ryan in the circuit court, in
j the case of John F. Ruth, who was
i awarded $2,000 against the St. Louis
j Transit company for being ejected from
j a car, arrested and locked up over night
j because he tendered a worn coin. Judge
j Ryan said: r -.^.
! 'There is no such thing, as assumed
i »y the defendant, as a nickel of less
than full face value. A gold coin may
be worth Tess than its face value, be
cause of abrasion or loss of weight, but
Slli 1 S "u 1 true of a nickeL I think the
carrier should be held to the rule that
ir it ejects a passenger who tender* a
peflL" 001" ln payment < lt do6s >o atWs
THE ST.PAUL GLOBE
SHOT BY A BURGLAR
•OLICEMAX MAYER IS FATALLY
WOIXDED BY PROWLING THim\
Officer Charles Mayer, of the Rondo
street detail, was shot in the stomach
and probably fatally wounded by an un
known burglar in the rear of Jessrans's
saloon, Farrington and University ave
nues, at 2:15 this morning. He was tak
en to St. Joseph's hospital in the Rondo
patrol wagon and attended by Dr. Gil
The officer, in making his rounds, no
ticed something wrong: with the door of
the saloon and tried the door.
As he was doing this a shot was lired
through a hole which the burglars had
evidently cut in the door for the purpose
of effecting an entrance. The otlicer fell
and the burglars, three in number, made
their escape. On arriving at the hos
pital his 1 injuries were Dronounced pos
sibly fatal and his wife was sent for.
He resides at 73S Shellburn avenue.
At 3 o'clock this morning it was stated
at the hospital that Mayer would in all
HOT BED OF SMALLPOX
HEALTH OFFICIALS LOCATE SEV
ERAL CASES AT 335 ROBERT ST.
Clever Work Done in Finding ttao
Place—Hess Tried to Deceive
tlie insiM'cior.s, but
T^e health officials yesterday unearthed
a perfect hotbed of smallpox at 335
Robert street, and as a result three of the
inmates are now domiciled at the pest
house, while an officer oatrols the prem
ises on Robert street to &cc that the re
mainder of the inmates stay where they
are until all danger is past.
Thursday the department picked up on
the streets an individual who was In the
advanced stages of the disease. He gay«
his name as C. H. Brown and his home
as Benson, claiming to have beat his
way to St. Paul In a box car. Other de
tails jfiven did not tally and an investiga
tion was started with the result that It
was found his name was Charles Hesa
and that he was employed in a local
photograph gallery. An additional'
search brought to light his boarding place
and the fact that two other inmates were
done with the disease in a rather bad
way. oßth were hustled out to the pest
house and a detail o fmen put to work
vaccinating the remainder of the inmates |
and fumigating the premises.
"He was the cleverest liar I ever saw,"
said Dr. Ohage yesterday. "I don't know
why he told the story that he did, unless
it was to shield the others. We found his
picture and confronted him with it and
the fact that his name was Hess, but It
was a long time before he would admit
So far tiie number of cases of small
pox has been small, but Dr. Ohage fears
that unless the greatest of viligance is
exercised there will be another epidemic.
Other cities in the state are credited with
a great many cases.
BANQUET FOR EDITORS
SOUTH DAKOTA SCRIBES ENTER-
TAIXED AT SIOIX FALLS.
Special to The Globe.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Jan. 31.-A ban
quet at the Cataract hotel tonight con
cluded the two-days meeting of £he South
Dakota Press association. Today the
visiting newspaper men enjoyed them
selves to the fullest extent. They were
driven to various points of interest
throughout the city. At An Saints'
school they were the guests of Rt. Rev.
W. H. Hare, Episcopal bishop of South
Dakota. The new building of the Chil
dren's Home society was visited and in
spected. This afternoon the editors were
guests at a musical entertainment given
at the Academy of Music by Miss Ham
bly-Rickaby and Will Rickaby. The Min
nehaha Mandskor, a singing society made
up of local business men, entertained the
visitors with a musical programme to
night immediately preceding the Cataract
banquet. During the present meeting
fourteen new members have been added
to the association.
The Argus-Leader this afternoon se
cured interviews with all the newspaper
men attending the midwinter meeting
of the Press association in reference to
their views concerning a South Dakota
exhibit at the St. Louis exposition. The
general opinion of the editors is in favor
of an exhibit, against an extra session
of the state legislature and in favor of
raising the funds either by private sub
scription or through the county boards,
who should later be reimbursed by the
AND JIM TAWNEY SMILED
FROM THE GLOBE BIREAU,
Washington, D. C.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. BL—Repre
sentative Jim Tawney was present and
took part in a scrap-today over olco but
ter legislation, Mr. McCleary was not
present. Tawney moved the previous
question on a rule to set debate for Mon
day next. Thus he signalized himself as
floor leader of the cow-butter forces.
When he saw that he had thus scored
over McCleary he smiled. He did not
say anything, but he took pains to dis
cover that his rival is in town. The rea
son for McCleary's absence is not dis
coverable. In debate Tawney will have
an advantage owing to his membership
on ways and means committee. The
speaker and house leaders will see that
he takes a prominent part, and it is like
ly that he will make good his claim that
he is floor leader in this legislation.
SCHOOL FOR PRIESTS
Special to The Globe.
ALTON, in., Jan. 31.—The first news
of a new Catholic university, to be built
in Washington at a cost of $150,000 was
eiyfn out here today by Rev. Father
Walter Elliott, rector of St. Thomas
college, in Washington. The university
is jpromoted and the funds for its build
ing will be obtained by the members of
the Paulist Fathers' community, num
bering in the United States forty-three
The purpose of the university will be
to educate young priests to do mission
ary work among the non-Catholics of the
United States and insular missions in the
Philippines and Portt* Ha.
SATUADAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 1, 19O2.—TEN PAGES.
IN WEST TRIAL
LAST WITNESS FOR PROSECUTION
EXAMINED LATE YESTER
DEFENSE WILL BEGIN TODAY
Testimony Offered Thus Far Has
Been Confined to Event* Oc
curring: at Hotel
Special to The Globe.
GRAND FORKS, N. D., Jan. 31—The
state rested in the trial oi. the West case
today, the last witness being examined
late this afternoon, and the defense will
now have its Innings. The state has ex
amined many witnesses, but with the ex
ception of Frank Shelburne. of the Pres
cott, the policemen, physicians, and the
men who testified as to the purchase of
the revolver, the testimony has been con
fined to the story of the events that
actually occurred in the office of tne
Hotel Dacotah, the snace of about one
minute, on the night of Nov. 30.
The first witness of the day was
Eugene Elwood, night clerk at the Oa
cotah, who was behind the desk when j
West came in, followed presently Dy j
March. He noticed that the men talked j
for a moment, and then saw March knock j
West down. His story was substantially |
the same as told by other witnesses, wltn
the usual variations as to distance. Wit
ness said he had seen the revolver in
West's hand, but admitted that at tne ■
preliminary he had testified that he did
not see it. West, he thought, was calm
and collected. J. H. Camubell was re
called, and also said that in his opinion,
West did not appear to be excited.
In the afternoon B. O. Seymour, editor
of the East Grand Forks Courier, was
called. He had been in the billiard room
and heard a shot. He arrived in time to
hear West say "die" with a foul epithet,
to which March replied. "I'll die game."
Mr. Bangs then announced that, as the
defense had expressed a desire that evi
dence concerning the conversation in the
Prescott be introduced, he had decidea
to call Frank Shelburne, proprietor of
March Made Threats.
Mr. Shelburne said that bo*h March
and West had boarded with him, and
that on the night of Nov. 30 West was
in the dining room when March came in
and jostled him. West sat down near the
window, and March at the table nearby.
March began to talk, saying "There's a
lot of rats round here, underground rats.
There's some of them here. I've got one
of them already tonierht. and I'll get
another before I go to sleep." West was
reading a paper, and Mf'rch taid, "No
blank blank can read a naoer when I'm
talking to him." West put on his coat
and left the room. March continued his
tirade and said "Got a sun, has heY
Looking for me, eh? I'll show him. I'll
cram a gun down his throat, ill cram
two guns down." Shelburne told Marcn
that West had no kuii. and was looking
for no one, and Blackburne who sat at
the table with March, tried to pacify him.
March left the room, and a few minutes
later witness heard the fatal shot. Wit
ness noticed that March was drunk,
Geo. Platky, recalled for additional
cross-examination, said that he had tola
March that West had come to his store to
buy a revolver. Here the state rested.
Defense Is Outlined.
Mr. Cochrane outlined the case for the
defense. He said the outlines of the un
fortunate occurrence of Nov. 30 were De-
fore the jury. The defense would bring
some facts tending to throw additional
light upon it. Mr. West came to Grand
Forks early last year as the representa
tive of Mr. Wright, of St. Paul. His oc
cupation was a lawful and peaceable
one, and he took up his residence at the
Prescott and conducted himself there in
a peaceful manner. There also lived Mr.
March, and between the two young men
there sprang up such a friendship as
grows between young men similarly sit
uated. Owing to the fact that Mar"eh
was on the road and West in the city
most of the time, their acquaintance
was comparatively slight. It would be
shown that at a time about two weeks
prior to the shooting March had taken
umbrage at something he accused West,
but of which the latter was entirely in
At about this 1 time, in the office of the
Prescott, March used violent language
toward West, and threatened him. It
would be shown tftat March was a power
ful man, who boasted of his physical
prowess. That West was told by an old
resident of the city that if March was
after him he had better look out, aa
March was a bati man. That partly be
cause of these threats and partly be-
USING CONGRESS AS A SLOT MACHINE.
cause of the fact that he was intrusted
with the charge of large sums of mon
ey, he purchased a revolver for self-pro
tection. That on the night of Nov. 30
West had been driver; from his home,
the Hotel Prescott, and to escape perse
cution crossed over to the Dacotah.
That before he had time to reach the
Dacotah March was after him. That at
the desk March whispered into his ear
one sentence, "Have you. a gun?" That
in order to avoid angering March, West
had answered "No." That March had
then struck him and felled him to the
floor, and after his fall had continued
not only to strike, bu! to kick him, in
flicting an injury with his foot. That on
rising he had sought not to punish his
enemy but to escape, but there stood
his adversary, within eight or ten feet,
a distance that he could have cleared
with a step and a jump.
This powerful athlete stood before him,
this man with a reputation as a danger
ous man, ready to continue the assault,
and with nothing to hinder him. West
had but an instant i.i-vhich to decide.
In that instant he :• -r say whether
he would shoot or a?; , subject himself
to the merciless blows whose weight he
had tested, or have the weapon wrest
ed from his hands and crammed down
his throat, or the bullet from It sent
through his heart. The defense would
present such evidence as wouia dovetail
with that already given, and convince
the jury that this homicide was absolute
Mr. Coehrane spoke about half an hour, j
and court then adjourned. It is
not known who will be the first wit- !
ness for the defense. There will be no '
attempt to prove insanity, emotional or!
otherwise, accident, or anything but !
straight self-defense. Two additional j
stenographers were appointed today, and
all testimony is transcribed as fast as
given. The state will introduce several
witnesses on rebuttal, and the jury may
not get the case next week. It is ex
pected that the future testimony will be
more varied in character and" possibly j
more sensational than the guesses at dis- !
tances which have takr-n up so much of j
the time so far.
WOMEN RAISE A FUND
FASHIONABLE CIRCLES THY TO
Special to The Globe.
PARIS, Jan. Hoping to aid the op
position's supreme effort to overthrow
the ministry at the approaching election,
sixteen of the most prominent society
women of Paris published this morn
ing an exhortation addressed to their fel
low fashionables, begging them to sup
press all parties, dinners, receptions, new
gowns and other social expenses until
after the elections, in order to create a |
powerful fund for fighting the govern- 1
ment and. helping "patriotic candidates."
"The signers are exclusively bearers of
old titles, sach as the T/uches de la Roche
foucald, the Counters de Castcllane, 'the
Countess de Pourtales. the Princess de
Rohan and the Princess de Croy. •
■:: x-".^< --■- BILLETI i OF , : iv
IMPOETANT HEWS OF THE DAY
i..-.. a "Weather Forecast for St. Paul:
" Fair; Colder.
Biddle Brothers Recaptured. •
South Suffers From Storms.'
ri Increased Salaries for Justice*.
.. State Rests /n We'stf.Trial.
Factory Girls Strike.
Governor at Work on Message. V
St. Paul and Duluth Solons Meet.
3—News of the Xorthtvest.
Henry's Tour Arranged.
Schley Cheered at Nashville.
Doings in Minneapolis.
Latest Political Seirt. . . "-" '
":- Movement for Auditorium.
. . Fame of Minnesota Spreadincr.'
s—'"Kid" Broad Bests Sullivan.
Four-Club Circ' f
General Sportir 'r. News.
The Woman's Tagc. -
Daily Short Story. :j :
: Ohage Gets Humorous.
"And the Cat Cnm'el Back."
7—MeCardy Hands Bremer Bouquet.
Russian War Tax Decreases.
House Rebukes Senate. • Wl
B—Settlers lln.shing to Northwest. "
News of tHcT^ai^oads.
. »—Grain and -Provision . Markets.
lO—Jury Mixes ItaTerdie^
Sunrejne Conrt Decisions,
SENATE DEBATES PROPOSITION TO
.: ; " STIPEND"
ME. BERRTS ENVIOUS NOTE
Says Judges Now Get Twice ac Mnch
a* Senators, Which He ■'"-
- Think* Is Too
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MORGAN ON PHILIPPINE BILL
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.—An extended
speech on the pending Philippine tariff
bill was delivered in the senate today by
Mr. Morgan, of Alabama, who devoted
particular attention to an amendment he
offered to the bill last week. He main
tained that the enactment of the bill, as
it stands now, would not be a constitu
tional remedy for the situation the meas
ure is designed to relieve, but said with
the adoption of his amendment the bill
would stand the closest scrutiny of the
courts. The Alabama senator did not dis
cuss the political phases of the Philip
pine question, devoting his entire speech
to a consideration of the legal and con
stitutional questions raised by the pres
entation of the tariff measure.
An hour and a half was devoted to
consideration of a bill to increase the
salaries of judges of United States courts,
but no action was taken. The bill in
creases the annual salaries of the fed
Mr. Hoar made a brief statement Ln
support of the measure. He believed
members of the judiciary of the United
States were entitled to such salaries as
would enable them to maintain suitable
and proper positions. The judicial sal
aries paid by the government were not
equal to those paid by many of the great
states of the Union to the judges of the
state courts. The justices of United
States supreme court, he declared, could
make ten times the amount of the sal
aries proposed in practice at the bar.
Mr. Berry (Dem., Ark.) opposed the
measure, He believed that $10,000 per
year was enough to enable justices of
the supreme court to live respectably.
He ventured the statement that many
people thought the justices were not
worth $10,0 CO a year. They were receiving
double the salaries of senators and rep
resentatives in congress, and had no right
Mr. Stewart (Rep., New) made a strong
plea for the enactment of the bill, and
Mr. Blackburn (Ky.), a member of the
judiciary committee, vigorously opposed
At 2 o'clock the Philippine tariff bill
Ala.) addressed the senate. He said he
had not heard, as yet, any objection to
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WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 31.—Mem
bers of the ways and means committea
are much disturbed at the reports that
they have abandoned all intention to re
duce the duties on Cuban sugar and
tobacco. This is the interpretation which
everybody puts on the decision to take
up first the repeal of the war tax. Today
Mr. Payne, chairman of that committee,
and Mr. Grosvenor, ranking member, are
taking reporters into a corner to say
that they have not made up their minis
on the subject of the tariff; that they
heard a lot of evidence and will later give
it more mature consideration.
The reason for all this is that they do
not like being placed in direct opposition
to the known desires of the White house.
They scent trouble with Roosevelt, and
they anticipate an effort by the senate
to crowd the tariff bill on them as a
rider on some other legislation. They are
not courting an immediate attack, and
wish to take refuge behind a non-com
SUCCUMBS TO TYPHOID
OLAF OLSON, GRAXD RECORDER OF
THE A. O. U. W., IS DEAD
Came to St. Paul Several Years A&o
From AVillmar, and Did Much
to Build li» the
Olaf Olson, grand recorder of the
Ancient Order of United Workmen, died
last night at St. Joseph's hospital atter
an illness lasting several weeks. He
was removed to the hosDital from his
residence, 275 Nelson avenue, some days
ago critically ill with typhoid fever and
In spite of the best medical attendance
gradually sank until the end came at 1
Mr. Olson was fortv-thr^e years or age,
and came to St. Paul from Willmar four
years ago, on account of the increasing
demands of his position as grand record
er. He was mayor of Willmar for four
About two years ago he was married to
Miss Fannie M. Buell, of Lake City, who
was at the time grand recorder of the
Degree of Honor, the woman's branch of
the Workmen, a position she still holds
She survives him, together with two chil
dren by his first wife. Mr. Olson had
been recorder for eight years, and it was
largely owing to his untiring energy and
business acumen that the order has made
the rapid strides it has in Minnesota.
His untimely death comes eighteen days
before the convening of the grand lodge
of the order, which meets this year in St.
Paul. He had much to c"« with the ar
rangements and his sudden taking off will
be keenly regretted by tl*fl entire mem
bership in this and other states.
BISHOP HOYME IS ILL
DISTINGUISHED CHURCHMAN IS IN
Special to The Globe.
EAU CLAIRE, Wls., Jan. 31. — *»ishop
Gjermunfl Hoyrae, who for some days
past has hovered between life and
death, was reported somewhat worse to
night. He is suffering from severe stom
ach trouble, and it is thought has cancer
of the liver.
Mr. Hoyme is what is technically known
as formand of the United Norwegian
Lutheran Churches of America, com
prising 1,100 congregations. His rank is
equivalent to that of bishop. He is au
thor of a hymn book entitled "Harpen,"
and a work entitled "Saloonen,' a strong
invective against the saloon. Over 1,500
copies of the book were disposed of in
a few weeks after its publication. Bishop
Hoyme is one of the most prominent
Scandinavian-Americans in the country.
Messages were sent to his mother, Mrs.
Hoyme. of Cresco, lowa, and an answer
was received that she, too, is critically
ill. She is ninety-four years of age. A
brother of the dying bishop Is also crit
ically ill at Neenah, Wis.
AGITATION IN IRELAND
AGENTS OP LEAGIE GIVE GOVERX
ME\T OFFICIALS A*.VIETV.
Special to The Globe.
LONDON, Jan. 31.—What Dublin cor
respondents describe as an Irish "reign
of terror" is causing anxiety to govern
ment circles in County Roscommon,
where the agents of the United Irish
league are sleeplessly active. The agi
tation wears so warlike an aspect that
additional forces are thought necessary
to prevent general disorder.
The threatening attitude of the people
is a cordial indorsement of the National-
ist leaders in the house of
Irish members of parliament fear that
the government intends radically to re
duce the power of Ireland in parliament
by the joint expedient of the "gag rule"
and a curtailed Nationalist representa
RUN TO EARTH
BIDDLES AND MRS. SOFFEL CAP
TURED IN SE.VSATIOJfAL.
DETECTIVES SHOT TO Kill
AH Three Badly Wounded, One ol
the Men Fatally, in Their
WOMAN ATTEMPTS SUICIDE
PITTSBURG, Pa., Jan. Sl.-A telegran\
from Butler at 9:30 p. m. says:
Edward Biddle in jail dying; John Bid
dle, riddled with buckshot and in a pre
carious condition, and Mrs. Peter K.
Soffel lying In the hospital with a seir
infticted bullet wound in the breast, is
the sequel of the sensational escape ot
the Biddle brothers from the Allegheny
county jail, aided by Mrs. Soffel, the wife
of the jail warden, on Thursday morning.
The story of the close of the Biddle
tragedy, which came at r.:45 this after
noon, is a thrilling one.
The scene was a snow-covered road two
miles east of Prospect, Butler county,
near Mount Chestnut, and the exact
place was at McChire's barn, where two
double team sleighs, filled with eight of
ficers, three of th»m Pittsburg detectives,
John Roach, Albert Swinehart and
Charles McGovern, met the two Biddies
in ? one-horse sleigh, stolen at Perrys
ville, and at once opened tire on the trio,
the Biddies returning the fire after jump
ing out of the sleigh. Mrs. Soffel was
shot through the breast.
Edward Biddle was shot in the left
arm, in the breast and in one leg.
John Biddle was riddled with buckshot
in the breast and head.
The Pittsburg officer* were met at But
ler this afternoon by Deputy Sheriffs
Rainey and Hcon and Officers Frank
Holliday and Aaron Thompson, the lat
ter under command of Chief of Police
Robert York, and Worthington M.
Jacobs, Rutherford, N. J., and Sheriff
Hay, of Butler.
The officers were certain that they were
on the right trail. It was only a question
of time when they would catch up to
the escaping condemned murderers ana
their guilty companion.
Close on the Trail.
The Biddies and Mrs. Soffel ate dinner
at J. J. Stcbbins', at Mount Chestnut, five
miles east of Butler. They had made a
■detour of the town of Butler and after
; going several miles east turned north and
then west. ' The Pittsburg officers, ■ only a
few miles in the rear, took the wrong
road for about eight miles,,but when they
t found their mistake they made up ■ for
lost time by telegraphing ar>' telephoning
ccfcoftd foivfre&hhorsejs. :*; . r;'-..--
I They reached Mount'Chestr <t not ies»
than half an hour after the.!: ddlea and
Mrs. Soffel. At this point "WilliamV Wat
son, storekeeper, had fresh horses await
ing them, and the chase besran anew. . i
The two sleighs, with. the eight officers
aboard, started westward and met the
fugitives at McCluro's barn, two miles
from liount Prospect, the Biddies having
learned that they were almost : over
taken and taking what they considered
the only chance they had, drove east
ward and met their doom. •, . ...
Detectives Shot to Kill.
The Pittsburg and other officers were
armed with Winchester rifles and revolv
ers of large caliber. They shot to kill
and their aim was perfect. The Biddies
tried to kill to the last of their string,
but not one of the officers had a wound
as a result of the battle.
When the detectives got within about
sixty yards of the fugitives they opened
fire. The Biddies promptly answered with
shotguns and revolvers. Mrs. Soffel, too,
stood up In the sleigh with a revolver in
each hand and blazed away at her pur
suers. When Ed Biddle fell, and she
saw she was about to be en lured, she
fired a bullet into her breast. An exam
ination by physicians shows that she
Continued on Third Page.
EPIDEMIC OF SMALLPOX
OVER FIVE HUNDRED CASES SAID
TO EXIST in DES MOINES.
Special to The Globe.
CHICAGO, Jan. 21.—Clara Moiris, the
famous actress, is alarmed by the small
pox epidemic in Dcs Moines and is con
sidering the advisability of canceling a
date she has to lecture in the lowa cap
ital next Monday. She heard today
there were 500 cases of the disease In
that city and at once sought Health
Commissioner Reynolds and told him of
Dr. Reynolds told her that he too, had
heard alarming reports from Dcs Moines,
and in order to ascertain their truth
had sent a trusted agent to lowa. Should
it develop, he said, that there are 500
care? in that city, he will at once in
stitute a rigorous quarantine against Dcs
Mfi;nes and stop every train corning from
that city. Preparatory to this end he
had a conference with the officials of
interested railrcaJ lines late this after
noon. His agent will report tomorrow,
and if current reports are proved to be
anywhere near true Clara Morris will at
once cancel her lecturing date.
CHARGED WITH MURDER
JEFF MAY ARRESTED O.\ CHARGK
OF KILLIXG HARRY M HIM.
Special to The Globe.
BISMARCK, N. D., Jan. 31.-The cor
oner's jury late tonight returned a ver
dict in the case of Hairy G. Hibb, the
young ranchman who was found in a
deep well on his ranch Jan. 15, dead. The
jury's verdict charges Jeff May, another
well known ranchman, with the crime
and May was arrested on a coroner's
The case has been under investigation
since the body was discovered. An ex
amination of the dead man's skull re
vealed a fracture at the base of the brain
made by some blunt instrument. May
was at the ranch when Hibb met his
death, and Mrs. Hibb. the vourfg wife of
the deceased, was the only other person
present. Beth Hibb and May were well
to do and the case has created wide
spread excitement and comment In this
neighborhood. The theory of the cor
oner's jury is that May struck Hibb with
a hammer, inflicting the fatal blow an<l
then threw the body into the well.