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ABOUT THE STATE
News of Especial Interest to
WOMAN GIVEN LIFE SENTENCE
Mrs. Charlotte Sharpless Convicted at
Minneapolis of the Murder of
Without as much as a quiver of the
lip or the changing of an expression
of her face Mrs. Charlotte Sharpless
heard the verdict of a Hennepin
county jury which pronounced her
guilty of murder in the first degree
The crime charged was the murder
of her husband, Learning Sharpies*,
an Omaha railroad engineer, in their
apartments on the evening of Nov. 14.
When asked by the court if sh«
knew of any reason why sertence
should not be imposed Mrs Sharpless
said briefly, "I am not guilty
"The court has no option," said
Judge Leary in reply "The jury found
contrary to your statement and the
court has no fault to find with the
He then sentenced Mrs. Sharpless
to life imprisonment in the state pen
itentiary at Stillwater.
NEW DEPOT FOR ST. PAUL
Structure Will Cost Between $12,000,
000 and $15,000,000.
Final plans for the new St Paul
Union depot were adopted by a unan
imous vote of the directors of the St
Paul Union Depot company at a
meeting In Chicago.
An official announcement to this ef
fect was made by Edmund Penning
ton, president of the company. J. M.
Hannaford, president of the Northern
Pacific road Jam/es T. Clark, vice
president of the Omaha, and Ralph
Budd, assistant to the president ol
the Great Northern^ confirmed the an-
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What nicer present for
mother or sister than a
Dressing Table. We have
many styles and finishes.
The very lat-
est in Beds,
FLAGMAN LOSES HIS LIFE
Struck by Tram While Trying to Save,
While running to save the life of a
woman who had thrown herself on a
railroad track in front of an approach
ing train, John McCarthy, flagman
for the Milwaukee road at the Eagle
street crossing at St. Paul, was
struck by a Soo passenger train and
decapitated. The girl whose life he
tried to save was on another track.
She fled and saved her own life.
McCarthy was fifty-five years old.
The woman was Minnie Sullivan. She
was arrested. She told the police she
was out of work, but she is believed'
to be demented. She had a bankbook
showing $196 on deposit in a savings,
WOMAN KILLED IN WRECK,
Number of Others Injured When Cars
One young woman was killed, sev.
eral persons seriously hurt and more
than twenty-five received minor in
juries when Rock Island passenger
train No. 63 was wrecked eight miles
south of Northfield, about fifty miles
from St. Paul. Five cars left the track
and rolled down a fifteen-foot embank
ment. A broken rail is given as the
cause of the wreck.
Miss Edith Wheeler, school teacher
at Northfield, residence Waseca, was
killed. She was riding In the chaii
car, a steel coach, and when it left
the track was thrown through a win
dow. She was dragged nearly 100 feet.
COUNTY TREASURER JAILED
Official Alleged to Have Embezzled
While awaiting trial for embezzling
public funds, Fred Jackson, treasurer
of Cook county, is in jail at Grand
Marais. He was arrested at his home
there after wireless orders had been
received from Governor Eberhart di
recting his suspension as count treas-
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nouncement In every detail.
The new Union depot will cost be
tween 112,000,000 and $15,000,000.
Complete plans will be spread before
the people of St Paul New Year's
day, according to Mr. Pennington and
Mr. Budd. I
takes pride in hav-
ing her guest cham-
ber nicely furnished.
urer and instructing him to turn the
administration of the office over to A.
E. Fritz, state public examiner.
Jackson admitted he had defaulted
in his accounts, according to officials.
Charles R. Boomstrom, assistant to
Examiner Fritz, sent a wireless report
from Grand Marais that the shortage
would amount to more than $10,700.
CALLED TO DOOR AND SHOT
Mystery Surrounds Sensational Min
Claus Clausen of Minneapolis, can
didate for alderman of the Tenth ward
of that city two years ago, was mur
dered by two men In his own home.
He was instantly killed. The third
shot fired went through his heart.
Clausen was sleeping in his room
upstairs and went down in response
to the repeated ringing of the door
Revenge is believed to have been
the motive which prompted the kill
ing. The police have discarded the
theory of a robbery motive.
C. WHITEMAN IS DEAD
Was Once Minnesota Editor and Mem
ber of Legislature.
News has been received at Duluth
of the death In San Diego, Cal, of
W. C. Whiteman, for a number of
years a well known editor and state
legislator of Minnesota. Mr. White
man was owner and editor of the
Herald-Star of Ortonville, this state, up
to^four years ago, when he moved to
California and began the publication
of a commercial paper in San Diego.
He was a member of the state legis
lature for one year and a president of
the Minnesota State Editorial associa
WOMAN KILLED BY ACCIDENT
Shot Down When Rifle Relative Is
Cleaning Is Discharged.
Mrs. Vernon Turner, wife of a
young farmer of Randolph, was
shot and killed by the accidental dis
charge of a rifle which Stanton Mac
elreth was cleaning in the Turner
kitchen. Macelreth is a cousin of
Turner. He said he did not know the
rifle was loaded.
Tribune Wan-Tads Bring Results
WILLMAR TRIBUNE, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1914
The Ideal Gifts Fo Ever Home—Som Goo Furniture
T77E have given careful attention to our
showing of Gift Furniture, and are in
splendid readiness for the holiday shopper. The spirit of
Christmas could not be better exemplified than with a
beautiful, lasting piece of furniture. We are showing
many inexpensive things that are useful and will please.
Come in at once and select your gift. We store it free
A handsome piece of furniture is useful and valuable—always in
front of the lucky recipient to remind him or her of the giver. An ele
gant piece of furniture is an ideal gift. Just find out what you think
would suit your friend or relative best, then come in and let us show
you a selection that will fit your pocket.
We Have A Fine Line Of
Whittall's Rugs and Carpets
Don't Overlook This Line When Buying Your Rug
A FINE LARGE BRICK ANNEX OCCUPIED SINCE LAST YEAR
FOUR BANK BANDITS TAKEN
Bold Daylight Raid at Kasota, Minn.,
Three hours after they attempted to'
rob the First State bank of Kasota by
a bold daylight holdup four bandits
were captured by Deputy Sheriff C. J.
Norman of Nicollet county, Chief of
Police M. Dempsey of St. Peter and
Marshal C. J. Swenson of Kasota
about eight miles south of St. Peter.
The capture terminated an exciting
chase, in which more than a score of
officers and deputies joined.
The men under arrest gave their
names as James McCarthy, James
Peterson, William Murphy and Ernest
Erickson. McCarthy, the ringleader,
is the youngest of the quartet. He is
twenty years old. Each of the others
is twenty-two years old.
The four entered the bank. Cashier
O. P. Buell looked up from his work
to find a revolver pointed at his head.
Mr. Buell dropped down behind the
counter and the four men, thinking
he had reached for a weapon, rushed
out of the bank.
HOPES TO SECURE $100,000
Belgian Relief Committee Now Haa
$60,000 in Cash Contributions. I
Advices received by the executive
committee of the Minnesota Belgian
Relief Fund show wide differences in
the activity among Minnesota commu
nities in raising contributions with
which to buy flour for the famine
threatened Belgians. Some cities are
doing magnificently, while others are
said to be falling far short of what:
had been expected of them.
The committee is desirous of se
curing a total of at least $100,000 in
cash contributions in this state by
Dec. 20, in order to start the flour
shipment to Belgium soon. Only about
$60,000 has been raised to date. Con
tributions should be sent to the local
bank, miller or elevator agent in
each community, or to Joseph Chap
man, treasurer, Northwestern National
bank, Minneapolis. I
HAMMOND CALLS ON WILSON
President Promises to Visit Minne
sota in 1915.
President Wilson will visit Minne
sota In 1915. He announced his pur-1
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long distance to buy at our store.
Andrew Peterson has built up this fine
business by fair and square dealing with every
body. This is your guarantee in dealing with
From the wool on the back of the sheep
to the beautiful rug on your floor, is a
long journey, with many steps, and every
one of them very important.
For any step, if slighted in the least,
will lessen the wear and value of the
The high quality of Whittall Rugs Is
due to the use of the greatest care and
skill at every point of the entire process
We want a chance to show you why the
name "WHITTALL" woven in the back
of a rug or carpet has become so well and
favorably known among dealers and
housewives, as "THE MARK OF QUAL
pose in this rQgard in the course of a
conference he had with Governor Elecl
Hammond. Mr. Hammond called at
the White House to invite the presi
dent to visit Minneapolis on the occa
sion of the meeting of the Traffic as
sociation in that city in March
The president said he would be un
able to got to Minnesota at the time,
as he had already planned to spend
a part of March and April in the Pan
ama canal zone.
The president said he is anxious to
make a trip to Minnesota and that he
expects to visit the state some time
SLAYS WIDOW AND HIMSELF
Man Kills Woman When Ordered
Gust Palm shot Mrs. Elizabeth Ben
nett, a widow, at Atwater and then
shot himself through the head. Palm
died instantly and Mrs. Bennett died
half an hour later. No motive can be
Mrs Bennett formerly lived at
Hutchinson and has been running a
restaurant at Atwater for some time.
Palm entered Mrs. Bennett's kitchen
and she ordered him out. As she
turned away he shot her.
Palm's only known relative is a son
in Sweden. His wife Is dead. He was
forty-four years old. He worked for a
farmer two miles south of Atwater.
STATE BANKERS TO MEET
Relations With Federal Reserve Bank
Will Be Discussed.
Bank Superintendent Turrittin has
called a conference of state bankers
of Minnesota at St. Paul Dec. 22
"to discuss matters of mutual inter
est." The chief subject of the con
ference will be the relation of the
state banks, of which there are now
882, to the federal reserve bank.
Some state banks have nationalized,
explaining that it made it easier for
them to work with the federal reserve
bank, though the federal law allows
state banks to participate. The con
ference will discuss how co-operation
of state banks with the federal sys
tem can be made easier.
Production of tobacco is one of the
leading Industries of Macedonia and
The best present Santa Claus
could bring the housewife would be
a latest improved BALL BEARING
Cleans without raising a cloud
of dust, and removes the dirt and
grit from carpets and rugs that the
corn broom never reaches. Sweep
ing is simplified and 95 per cent of
the labor obviated.
SEREN0 E. PAYNE.
Aged Veteran of
Congress Is Dead.
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DEAD AT WASHINGTON
Washington, Dec. 11.—Representa
tive Sereno E. Payne of New York
died suddenly of heart disease at his
Mr. Payne had retired to his room
apparently In robust health. He tele
phoned the apartment house clerk
later asking that a physician be sent
for. When the clerk reached the
room the congressman was dying and
life was extinct before the doctor ar
Mr. Payne, who was seventy-one
years old, lived alone. His, wife died
INVITE YOUR CL03E8T INVESTIGATION AND COMPARISON WITH
GOODS THAT ARE SOLD IN THE BIG CITIES WITH LOW PRICES (IN
ADS.) AS AN INDUCEMENT. THE ONLY SATISFACTORY WAY TO
BUY FURNITURE IS TO SEE AND EXAMINE THE GOODS WHEN YOU BUY. WE
HAVE HAD SEVERAL CUSTOMERS FROM THE LARGE CITIES LATELY WHO
WERE FAVORABLY IMPRESSED WITH OUR PRICES COMPARED WITH THE
SAME GRADE OF GOODS IN THE CITIES.
three years ago and no one could be
found who knew the address of his
A representative from New York in
every congress since 1883, except one,
Mr. Payne was chairman of the ways
and means committee and Republican
floor leader in 1909-10 and directed the
drafting of the Payne-Aldrich tariff
He was born at Hamilton, N. Y.,
June 26, 1843.
GARDNER REFUSED HEARING
House Rules Committee Votes Down
Demand of Representative.
Washington, Dec. 13.—Representa
tive Gardner's demand for a hearing
on his resolution for an investigation
into the military preparedness of the
country was voted down by the house
rules committee by a straight party
vote of 5 to 3. All the Democrats
voted against it.
Church Head Is Dead.
Independence, Mo., Dec. 11.—Joseph
Smith, president of the reorganized
Church of Latter Day Saints, is dead.
At his bedside was his son, Frederick
M. Smith, who will succeed him as
president of the church, and other
members of his family who had been
called from various parts of the Unit
Louisiana Negroes Lynched.
Shreveport, La., Dec. 13.—Charles
Washington and Brerd Henderson,
negroes, charged with robbing and
killing Cyrus Hotchkin, a white man,
near Mooringsport, were lynched while
being taken to Mansfield, La., for
safekeeping. Authorities say they
W. D. CANTILLON IS DEAD
Formerly Genera! Manager of the
Chicago, Dec. 14.—William David
Cantillon, until last May general man
ager of the Chicago and Northwestern
railroad, died here of heart trouble.
Mr. Cantillon entered the service of
the railroad as a freight brakeman in
1879 and until ill health caused his
retirement had worked continually for
the road. He was born in Janesvllle,
Wis., in 1861.
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Beautiful new models in Mahogany, Walnut, Cir-
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Andrew Peterson will give an absolutely
square deal on a piano- Before you buy else
where go and see him.
A GUNN for Christmas
No better or more aenriceable Chnatmaa
gift is possible than a beautiful "Gunn"
Sectional Bookcase. It's a gift that -will
please the whole family—a gift that adds
cheer and comfort as well as aa air of refine
ment and good taste.
Stands in a class by itself. In richness of
design, quality of material and excellence of
finish there's absolutely no bookcase to
compare with the Gunn.
Come in let us explain the many exclu
sive features of this good bookcase.
AT ST. PAUL ENDS
St. Paul, Dec. 11.—The Equity con
vention has closed. The greatest
gathering of its kind ever held in the
Northwest and probably in the nation
adjourned amid shouts, singing and
general good fellowship.
The convention went on record in
the resolutions reported from the com
mittee as endorsing the Mexican pol
icy of President Wilson, opposing a
larger standing army or greater navy
and for the establishment of a mer
chant marine flying the Stars and
Stripes. The resolutions also declare
for government ownership of rail
roads, telephone and telegraph lines,
and extension of the parcel post by in
creasing the C. O. D. provision to
make the weight limit 100 pounds in
the first two zones and fifty pounds
for greater distances. A bill for
steadying the world prices of staples
also was approved.
EDISON WORKS DESTROYED
Fire Causes Loss of About Seven
West Orange, N. J., Dec. 10.—Fire
destroyed virtually the entire main
plant of the Edison company here,
causing damage estimated at $7,000,
000, with insurance that, it is said,
will reduce the loss to approximately
An entire square block of modern
reinforced concrete buildings, which
were supposed to be fireproof,
burned out by the flames.
The only buildings saved in the]
block was the laboratory building,
containing valuable scientific machin
ery under the immediate superintend
ence of the inventor, Thomas A. Ed
ison. Special efforts made to save
this building were successful.
Chicago Crime Increases.
Chicago, Dec. 13.—There were 120"
murders committed in Chicago this
year, an Increase of seventeen over
1913, according to a report from the
municipal Courts. Robberies also
showed an increase of 500 over last
year, LW6 having been committed.