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ONE GRAND FIZZLE
tVGSTER.V LEAGUE MAGNATES AC
7>9THIXG AT MEE.TIXG.
CIRCUIT STILL A MYSTERY
Whitfield Promises Sensational De-
«-!»>pinem Before the Week Is
Out—ldea of Entering Big
Towns Is Abandoned.
.Special to Th * Globe.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 15.—After
a two days' [session, the Western league
n!ais.rates adjourned today and left for
ilion- homes, _i.iv.n__ rceciaipHshel abso
lutely nothing in «egv»rd to settling the
circuit euestion. - Several matters of
small nance were passed oh today,
but ill* general impression is that -he
whole, afair has been a fizzle.
For weeks hero. Whitfield has been
promising sensational developments at
this .meeting; that the crusade to wine
m. American association - off" the oase
ball-map was to be. inaugurated. The
<■'■ i-r.'it was '1 have been decided upon,
art', all details 01 the opening of the
.'taton arrange^ 5 . -What has been dene
i. shown very forcibly by the mimics
of the two day;*;" 5«.r..-ion_,-
Yesterday the o vil_» action of importance
was the expulsio 1 i»_ Bealland the award
:ng of.-.jthe Denver franchise to D. C.
I ckard. "Today ir was decided thai tht*.
heasonV 14 ■>• .hi be five months; that all
,_ ' f-Yiirac t;-. be fo. that length of time.
" Ton pet*'"cent" of the gate receipts are to
be sent to the pies-dent after each.home
series, and this to be used to carry on
the affairs of the league. At the next
it.. t ting. v. hie h is to be held in Denver,
o-iich club owner will, be required to de
posit r.sjrf_><X_ Although no circuit;iJias yet
bt < ._ decided upon the next meeting is
.01, need as the schedule meeting. Judg
ing by what was'predicted by the ma.
nates, and by what has actually be.n
Of re, the one , conclusion is that the
Western is hopelessly whipped in the
fight which they said was being maSe on
the American asssciation. There w<^re
:' ntany fiery roeeo ics denouncing the new
organization and warning the player*
against signing' w; th the teams, yet the
m_.nagers do not deny that t7ie associa
- • tlon has already secured the Western's
Fiars of last year. After the meeting today
- - W.-.itfield said thru there would be sen
' . sational en-nit developments before the
week was out. From appearances all Idea
ol entering Indianapolis, Louisville. Min
-. neapolis and St. Paul lias been dropped.
g.cux City and Pueblo stand good
7 ...chances of getting into the league.
CURLERS DOIAG MCE WORK.
Hundreds of Spectators Are Atten l
iijfi' the Matehe*. •
£p'pcial to The Globe. _
DULUTH, Minn.. Jan. 15.—Today saw
the. best-curling of the bonspiel. As the
... ti.no goes on, the events grow more in
' teresting and the playing is watched by
hundreds.,. I'm- weather is almost perfect
and the ice is in splendid condition.
, Tomorrow the international contest will
hi begun. An equal number of Canadian
ar.d American rir.ks will compete, but
they have not been chosen tonight. Th"*
j Canadians will probably use the four
Wannipeg rinks, whose members curl
ejght months in the year.
The scores for today in the Flour City
_ contest follow: Magner. Duluth, 9; Mo-
T.. od, Duluth, S. Richmond, Chicago, 12;
,', McLaren, Duluth, 9; Harstone, Winni
peg. 10; A. K. Smith, Superior, 9; Ron
. Smith. Duluth, 10; E. J. Rochon, Fort
Williams, 13; Duncan, Duluth. 13; Bone.
. 50... B. R. D. Bradley, Duluth. 7:-i'homp
pon. Soo, 12; Ash, Duluth. 13; .Chamber;*,
Oax Lake. 12; Don Morrison, Duluth, 15,
Strickland, 9. -
Following were the scores in the Du
iui'.i jobbers: Hunter. Hartney, l-".; Comb,
Biro. 9; Black, Winnipeg, 12; Lorimer,
St. Paul. 10; Ripley, Soo, 7; Stocking,
. Duluth, 18; Rochon, Fort Williams, 11;
A. D. Bradley, Duluth, 5; McDonald, 11;
Ordwav, St. Paul. 10; John McLeod,
Minneapolis 12; McDonald, Duluth, 1?,;
P. J. McLeod, Duluth, 12; O'Grady, Mil
waukee, 4; Stewart, St. Paul, 15; Wood
re.''! Duluth, 11
VOTE OF THANKS AM) ADJOI RX.
Western League Magnates Settle
Routine Business and Go Home.
KANSAS CITY, Mo!, Jan. 15.—After a
. session devoted to routine business the
Western league tonight adjourned to
meet in Denver on or after Feb. 15, when
the circuit will be completed and a sched
It was decided at today's meeting that
tho Western league season should be of
five, months duration, and all players
will be signed for that length of time.
The committee on constitution and by
laws was instructed to incorporate in the
revision of the constitution a" clause pro
viding that 10 per cent of the gate re
ceipts of each series of games is to be
forwarded to the president of the league
and to be placed in the general fund to
.defray the expenses and establish a sink
■ it was agreed that each club shall de
posit $500 as guarantee to faithfully carry
out all its obligations. Upon application
of J. H. Manning, the franchise award
ed .to the Kansas City club at the St.
Joseph meeting was transferred to the
- firm of Manning & Nichols. The Kansas
City and Denver franchises were given
*to their respective holders for the full
life of the league, a term of four years.
The selection of umpires and the fixing
of their salaries was referred to the pres
ident of the league, who was given full
power to act. A vote of thanks was
given to the officers of the National As
sociation of Minor Leagues for their at
- tendance at this meeting and the en
couragement they have given the West
ern league. President Powers promised
that a delegation from the National as
sociation will attend the Denver meeting
Omaha. St. Joseph, Colorado Springs
Kansas City and Dcs Moines announced
that they would soon be ready to give
out a list of players they have signed. Of
the players already signed Omaha has
4, St. Joseph 12. Dcs Moines 12 and v Col
orado Springs 16.
Denver today signed Jack McConnell.
a catcher, who formerly played with
Minneapolis, W. A. Rourkc, of Omaha
announced that he today agreed on terms
'■ with'Ed Hickey, a third baseman, from
.... -XOT AFTER RED FLAYERS.
•Johnson Denies Story of Wholesale
Raid on Cincinnati Team.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 15.—Consider,
able speculation was indulged in yester
day as to the nature of a conference be
tween President Ban Johnson, of the
American league, and Attorney J. E.
Bruce. But. while neither would say
anything regarding the matters talked
of. both stated "positively that they were
of no interest "to the public. Johnson tocic
a -able view of the present conflict in
the National league.- When asked re
garding the outcome, he replied:
"Well, it looks to me as if both side 3
were licked to a standstill. I fail to see
Where there is anything to be gained
now. No matter-what the outcome may
be. the. National league "has been badly
hurt. I took no part in the squabble
| until an effort was made to drag the
American league into it. Then I ob
jected, for we have had nothing to do
with either faction, no matter what has
been insinuated by some people." '
Johnson then corrected a statement
-...■._ . . .—■ . ■
made in an afternoon paper to the effect
that the American league had made of
fers to eleven members of last year's
Cincinnati team ami that only one had
been secured, Dick Harley.
"1 will tell you just how many of last
year's Reds had offers.'" he said. "Haa-Tx,-
Crawford and Steinfeldt were - the men.
and the latter did - not have one until
he had signed here. We never went after
Harley. He came to ~us of his own ac
cord. None of the other _ men had of
fers, though they may have claimed to
have had. A few days ago one of our
clubs got a tip that George Magoon
had not signed for next season and m;_.ri>*
ah effort to sign him. but Magoon wrote
that he was signed, and the matter was
dropped." _ -""■-..• .
FOIR MEN IN XASTV* SI'ILL.
Hnlli.lt! and Freeman Xot Likely to
FiniKh the Race.
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 15.—Twetv
minutes before the finish of tho third
day's racing *n the six-dty bicycle co"
--test tonight there was a nasty spill, ii.
Which four riders v.c-re mixed up. Hac-
Ittld broke his collar bone, Fre.rm.iu
Vadly sprained hi*; rht shoulotr. .and
Fisher and Gougo.tz were -considerably
The spill was caused by Leander. Tie
.had been spurting with the other riders
clcse-up. Suddenly he swerved slightly
an. 1 his wheel struck that of Ha .tie! i's-.
The latter fell and the others also went
down. Leander escaped, Hatfield, [*'-!!■
<*. and Freeman were compelled to leave
the track and their places were taken
by their team mates. Gougoltz contiin._*.l
tiding after he had been furnished with
a new wheel. . '
Gougoltz's riding was the feature of
the day. n is partner, Wilson, is ill. and
the Frenchman was compelled to ride
the entire eight hours. The leader., cov
ered IG6 miles today*, against 172 /esr:-r
--day. and 175 on Monday. Tne score at
the close of tonight's racing was as fol
Munroe and McEa'chern. 513.1; Freeman
and Maya, 513.1; Gougoltz and Wilson.
513.1; Leander and Rutz, 5131: Chevalier
and Fisher, SC.B; IVatflcld. and King,
tli'.lO; Mueller and Barclay, 512.3.
WILL MEET ALL COMERS.
Harvey Parker. Wrestler. Has Issncil
- Challenge to Local Athletes.
Harvey Parker, -a wrestler, who will
appear with the Cracker jack company at.
the Star theater _hext week, has issued a
challenge to the St. Paul athletes. Par
ker, though he weighs but 140 pounds,
agrees to forfeit $25 to any wrestler "able
to stand before him ; for fifteen minutes.
Monday night Steve Kohn, of the Ama
teur Athletic association, will try to pull
down the $25 prize, and Wednesday night
Capt. Whitmore. another member of the
same association, will meet Parker. The
bout with Whitmore will be of more than
ordinary interest, for Parker and Whit
more matched strength thirteen years
Parker is anxious to meet Gibbons.
Webster, Herman Smith. Fred Burns or
Jim McAuley. Gus Dorn will wrestle
with Parker Tuesday night.
WILLL BE GREAT RACES. >
Boralma to Go Against The Abbott
mii.l Lord Derby.
NEW YORK, Jan. 15—Two checks for
$5,000 each were received here late this
afternoon from Thomas W. Law son, of
Boston, to close the negotiations in the
talked-of race between his trotter,
Boralma; and E. E. Smithers' horse. Lord
Derby, and the Abbott, owned by John J.
Scannell. ..-Tint, is the outcome of Mr.
Lawson's original challenge to trot Bor
alma, 2:07, against any. horse in the
world. When this challenge was made
known Messrs. Srrrithers and Scannell
posted forfeits and Mr. Lawson was ad
vised of this fact. The arrangements for
the matches now. stand as follows:
The Boralma-Lord Derby race and the
Boralma-Abbot lace will be trotted some
time between July 15 and Sept. 1, 19U2,
and will be for $20,000 a side. The club
which offers the largest stake will get
the event and the several matches will
be decided in.favor of the winner of the
best three out of five heats in each case.
The remainder of the side stakes is To be
posted as follows: Five thousand dol
lars en signing the articles, $5,000 on the
first of July, and the final 55,000 on the
night before the race.
St. Thomas to Be Invited.
CHICAGO, Jan. 15.—Sir Thomas Lip
ton is to be invited to the Olympian
games, which will be held in this city
in lflOk A special invitation will be sent
to the great English sailor, not only be
cause he stands so hign in the world of
sport, but also because yachting events,
in which he has been so prominent, will
be made a great feature of the contests
of that year.
The . proposition developed yesterday
afternoon at the meeting of the 'executive
committee of the International Olympian
Games association. During the meeting
the fact that Sir Thomas had given his
order for the construction of Shamrock
111. suggested that the great tea mer
chant be given a special bidding to the
Sir Thomas has already promised a
trophy to be sailed for here July 4, and
so" is much talked of in local yachting
circles. And the yacht races to be given
in lUO4 will be, unless plans miscarry th<*
greatest ever seen on the Great Lakes"
Those present at the meeting yesterday
were Dr. E. Fletcher Ingals. La Verne W
Noyes. Judge John Barton Payne and
President Harry J. Furber Jr
Sir Thomas Will Build.
LONDON Jan. 15.—After a lengthy in
terview today with Sir Thomas Lipton
the Associated' Press has no reason to
doubt the correctness of the arrangement
announced yesterday that William Fife
of Fairlie on the Clyde, is to build Sir
Thomas Upton s next challenger for the
America's cup, but no contracts have vet
Favorites Make Good at Oakland.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15.-Favorite 9
won four of the races at Oakland today
and as toe other two winners were fair
ly well played the books were hit hard
The best performance of the. day was
that of Tower of Candles, she winning
in a drive from Sir Hampton. The six
furlongs was covered in 1:15. Water Cure
beat Edgardo and Josie c easily in the
mile and sixteenth. Wyoming ran game
ly in the last race, winning by a head
from Commissioner Forster.
Jim Parr Makes Good.
p,ri'7''ALO- Jan. 15.-Jim Parr. the
English champion, beat Ed Atherton. the
Portageville wrestler, at the Olvmoic A.
C. tonight. The Englishman won' two
straight falls, the first in twenty-six
minutes and tha second in twelve min
ute:.". In both bouts Parr put Atherton
on the mat with a; wrist and leg hold
and a back hammer. _
Good Shooting: at Hamilton.
HAMILTON. Ont., Jan. 15.-The second
day of the Hamilton Gun club tourna
ment was productive of many good
scores especially in the target events.
Fanning made one straight score of 20.
Ki'kover two straight of .20 each, and
West brook one of 20. Kirkover's run of
40 from scratch is the record,of the
meeting. • .. .
Brush Seems Willing:.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Jan. 15.—John
T. Brush tonight, In an interview, says
he is more than willing to have the sten
ographic reports of- the recent National
league meeting published. He says he
is as willing as A. G. Spalding "is to
have them given to the world.
Barbers' Dance Tomorrow Evening.
Local Barbers* Union No. 31 will give
a social hop tomorrow evening at Lift's
hall, Grand opera house block, at which
the members will entertain their friends.
Bible Talk by Morgan.
Rev. David Morgan will address the
Y. M. C. A. Bible class at €:30 this even
ing on "Date and "Authorship of Deu
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SHERIFFS SHOT DOWN
OKLAHOMA OUTLAW KILLS TWO
GUTHRIE, O. T., Jan. 15.—Sheriff
Frank Smith and his deputy, George
Beck, were killed by highwaymen early j
this morning in the vicinity of Anadarko, I
the home of the officers. A posse of 100 |
men started immediately on the trail of
the murderers, but no arrests have been
reported. The posse expects a fierce fight
before the men are taken, as it is known
that the notorious highwaymen—Bob Mc-
Cune, Ben Cravens and Bob Sims—are at
the. head of the gang in that region..
Sheriff Simth had been on the sheriff's
and marshal's forces for a number of
years. A number of murders and rob
beries are charged to the gang that mur
dered the officers, and efforts to capture
them have been made by all the officers
in that vicinity.
Sheriff Smith and Deputy Beck met
their death while storming an Indian hut
eight miles west of Anadarko. Highway
men on Sunday night had held up and
robbed persons going home from church
and Smith and .Beck, accompanied by
Deputy Briggs, located the robbers early
yesterday morning in the hut. In at
tempting to enter Smith was shot through
the breast and died in a few minutes.
Beck.also was shot through the breast
and. his left arm was shattered. Briggs.
was not injured. The highwaymen rob
bed the dead bodies of the officers and
then fled. Sheriff Smith made a dying
effort to arrest the robbers and shot sev
eral times through the door and walls
after being wounded. Beck continued the
fight until killed.
Kin*. Has an Idea - the War "Will
LONDON, Jan. 15.—King Edward has
given the royal indorsement to the belief
current among the public that an early
declaration of peace in South Africa may
be anticipated. "The war might now be
tegarded.as approaching its conclusion,"
were the. words used by his majesty to
day in addressing the officers of the
guards after reviewing a draft of 1,200 of
the grenadiers, Cold Streams and. Scots
guards, who start for South Africa to
MULE TRANSPORT LOST.
Allegation . That Boer' Partisans 4_"e
_ NEW ORLEANS. La.. Jan. 15.—Twis be
lieved in shipping - circles here that a
British transport, laden with .- American
mules, bound for South Africa, has been; !
either : intercepted and blown up by a
Boer spy in the gulf of Mexico, or has
foundered. 7 7 - \ -
A schooner arri.'ing on the lower coast
reports hundreds of dead . mules floating,
for a ; distance of thirty miles. This news
has greatly stirred shippers here, who
fear that further desperate -attempts will
be made to stop the export of . mules to
Cape Town. 7 -
HALF A STATE SHOOK. ;
Earthquaking; Explosion of Nitro
glycerin -in Indiana. - 7.7 '
MARION, Ind., Jan. 16.—Fifteen hun
dred quarts if .: nitroglycerin .-■ stored in
two magazines owned by -the . "'St. '
Mary's . Torpedo company and . the Em
pire, Glycerine company in a ravine two
nd: one-half miles southeast of this city,
exploded this morning 1:30, shaking
the entire northeastern part of the state.
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"The Busy Clothing Corner," Seventh and Wabasha.
Business blocks and dwellings-shook and i
swayed as if by an earthquake and the |
entire city was aroused. A yawning hole •
in the bottom of the ravine was all that
was left to tell, the story. So far as
known no one was injured.
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EIRE CHIEF FATALLY HURT.
Fond dv Lac Hotel Burns and Guests
Lose Heavily. 7.
FOND DTJ LAC, Wis.. Jan. 15.—The
Gallant house, valued at $20,000 was par
tially destroyed by fire j this afternoon, ]
and assistant Fire E Chief Michael Me-!
Grath, is lying at the hospital at the
point of death, the result of a fall from j
the roof. 7 The thirty guests lost their
belongings and had narrow escapes.
&icks of telegraph
' Frenchmen Buy Land. -
•MEXICO CITY. Jan. 15. — A French
company has bought a large tract of land
on the Papalopam river in the state of
Vera Cruz, and will sell ranches to na
tive and foreign- settlers. The company
will aid colonists in furnishing them im
plements and machinery. Coffee, vanilla
beans and - tobacco will be • cultivated.
American capitalists are also negotiating
for large tracts of..land in the states of
Vera- Cruz and Tgbasco for rubber cul
ture. "■:.«■ A-.- . •■
Belgian Baroh Gets a Prize.
7 MEXICO CITX>Jan. 15.— marriage
of Miss Charlotte- .Clayton, daughter of-
Gen. Powell Clayton, United State- am
bassador, to Baron Moncheur. Belgian
minister at Washington,' was solemnized -
today in the private chapel of the
Duchess of Mier. -
Kitchener Will Build Railroads. '
LONDON. - Jan ' .16.—1t- is announced
here that Lord Kitchener has "been au
thor-zed to exepend £835.000 for the exten
sion of railroads in South Africa. Lord
Kitchener has arrived at the conclusion
that this course would materially aid in
the subjugation of , the Boers. _ _._. 7-
Negro Charchmau Does Murder.
CHICAGO.: Jan. ;a, 15.—John Hampton,
prominent in negro church circles, shot
and killed Mrs. Roselia Evans, 550 West
Fifty-sixth street, tonight,and then dranK
several ounces of carbolic acid, dying
shortly afterward. j Both were colored. - -
Law for Employers. . "_•
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., Jan. 15.—The
Indiana supreme court today in affirming
a lower court judgment held that an em
ployer cannot by-. any contract he may
make with his workmen relieve himself
from duties and liabilities which the law
expressly imposes on •him."- The decision
was rendered on a miner's suit for dam
ages on account of 'injury ....■'.'-
Deadly Youthful Depravity.
WICHITA, Jan. 15.^-Nellie - Corneilson,"
the twelve-year-old old girl, who killed -
her. baby - sister, with a razor yesterday.'
and charged her five-year-old A brother
with the crime, confessed today that she
did it, but was unable to assign. any rea
son for the act.- 7.7" -.=>'■'•"•
• OCEAN LINERS. 7
-a Liverpool—Sailed: Steamers Celtic, ' New
York. via •*.Queenstown;, West_*rnland,
Philadelphia, Queenstown. *-,'.. ..A-. •. - 77-*fe"t7
-,- Hongkong—Arrived: '-Steamer Indra- ;
phura, Portland, via Yokohama. ...
. Yokohama—Arrived: Steamer Claver
ing. Tacoma. for Hongkong. ■: ■.--" ;._..:: 7
Hongkong—Sailed: :.. Steamers-: Empress
of China," Shanghai, Nagasaki, Yokohama
and ; Vancouver, B. C- . ' ; 7 * 7
: Genoa—Arrived: v * Steamer: Fuerst 7 Bis- i
marck. New -York,-, for; Alexandria,^ etc* A'••■■ i
JUMP FOR YOUR LIFE
was the cry THAT MARKED CIV.
ing wav OF A.\ EXGI
WAS NO DAGGER IN SIGHT
Experience .in/a Wreck Some 'lime
7 " Ago Proved Undoing- of an Old.
and Trusted Engineiuan .
of the Wabash. .
PERU, Ind., • vi. 1.-. -A danger which
really existed only in a mind over
wrought; by dwelling on irecent' railroad
wrecks, last night brought fatal injuries
to J. E. Sible, an old and trusted engi
neer, of the Wabash railroad.
Sible was at the throttle of the big loco
motive of the limited last night. His
fireman, Burt Frick, noticed nothing un
usual about his conduct unless it was
that he was more quiet, and somewhat
more uneasy in his expression"than usual.
The train was thundering along at a rate
of forty miles an hour when, the lights
of| the town of Attica appeared. The
track was clear, and the signal lights of
the switch showed an unobstructed*path. .
..Suddenly the old engineer, gave a start
and shouted to his companion: "Jump
for your life, Burt.. The switch is turned
and well crash into -" " The sentence
was not finished, for in an instant Sible
had applied the safety brake, reversed:
the lever and had.jumped to escape the
spectre his harassed nerves had con
jured up. The fireman followed, but was
not injured. '-..'.""'-* -
Sible Fearfully Injured.
The train came to a stop*, ♦ and Frick
went back to find his engineer. The lat
ter lay oh the roadbed, horribly injured.
His skull had been crushed, an arm and
leg broken, his ribs fractured and his
spine injured.--. He. was: carried aboard
the train. Meanwhile an investigation
showed that there had been no danger to
the train:- Sible was brought to a: hos
pital here, where he managed to gasp out
his story. A"
According to Fireman Frick, up to the
time of the . wreck at Lafayette.: some
months "ago, Sible had been a man of ab
solutely perfect nerves. - Sible was In
that wreck, and ever since! he had pos
sessed a fear of further trouble. News
of -collisions in any part of the country
.added to his depression. '..'.'.Last i.ight, ; ap
parently, his worrying came to a climax
in the hallucination. which the physicians
.say will cause his death.: He thought the
switch had -been turned and that he
would crash into a train standing on the
- The passengers were shaken \,p by the
sudden stopping of the train, but none of
them were injured. 7
Business Opportunities for AH.
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and Missouri- en the Chicago Great West
ern Railway; 3 the very, best _ agricultural ;
section of the \ United States, where farm
ers are prosperous and' business • men suc
cessful. .We have a 'demand' for compe
tent men," .with the necessary capital, ior
all branches of business. 7 Some special
opportunities for creamery men and mil
lers. Good locations :. fori general mer
chandise, -: hardware, harness, r:- hotels,
banks and stock buyers. Correspondence ■
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Leaflets. W.A J. Reed, Industrial Agent.
604 Endicott 81dg.,. St. Paul, Minn.
WAS A SLAUGHTER PEN
FATHER'S DRI'.MvEX FREXZY HAS
A FEARFUL E.XDIAG
Attacked Wife and Children anil
Was in Turn Attacked With
Knives by the Maddened
PITTSBURG, Pa., Jan. 15.-A ghastly
discovery was made at 10 o'clock this
morning when some neighbors, hearing
cries from the residence of Vincent Ven
celsick, a Pole, in Spring alley, knocked
open the doors and found the bedroom
of the house saturated with blood. Mrs.
Vencelslck lay dead beside her bed, her
face and head crushed almost beyond
recognition. Three little children, their
heads and j bodies covered with cuts and
most dead, were lying on the floor.
From what could be learned, it appears
that Vencelsik came ■ home intoxicated
last night and assaulted his wife with a
rail cutter. The first blow inflicted an
ugly gash on her shoulder, but with
such weapons as she could find she de
fended herself. ; .-
The three children were asleep in one
of the beds and the brutal father at
tacked them. Made desperate by the
plight in which she saw her children, the
mother caught up a knife in either hand
and sprang upon her husband. She stab
bed him repeatedly, but her strength
failing, he struck her down! with the
heavy steel cutter, crushing her skull.
By the time he had killed his wife, Ven
celsick was exhausted. He sank on the
floor and'lay there throughout the night.
The moans and cries of the children this
morning attracted the neighbors.
■Vencelsick, it is said, was not married
to the women, whose name it developed
later was Rosa Lock.. A strange man,
who was found in the house by the po
lice, was locked up. He-refuses to talk.
SCARED BY A METEOR
FIERY HUMMER FALLS HEAVILY
.'- "' ■ IX KANSAS. 7 ._-
V BEAVER CITY, Neb.. Jan. 15.-Late
last . night 'the sky was illuminated by a
brilliant meteor, which passed across the
heavens in a southwesterly direction.
.When it struck the earth the concussion
sounded like thunder. Those who saw
it say that it .appeared- as large as j a
football. ; Many who were In their homes. >
; or. business places and did not: see its'
passage," thought it to be a slight earth
.quake shock. .7 '_'■_■ ■• ■ ' ; r
7; Railroad men on trains from the West
report that the meteor struck the earth
near Atwood, Kan., and • that the ', people
in that city were panic: stricken by its
GOLD MANI NOMINATED.
lowa Democrats in Legislature Se-
DES MOINES, Iowa; Jan. 15.-At : a
joint caucus of the Democratic members
of 1 the | general assembly this * evening, E.
H. Thayer,, of :Clinton,7; was nominated
for' United States 7 senator.' to 1 succeed
Senator Allison and. John J. Seerley,; of
Burlington; was nominated -7 to % succeed
Senator Dolliver. -Both men are - gold
Democrats and • their , nomination is con
sidered a victory for that wing of ;the
.party.- _ .- . - . : ■■y%5&
HALE RAISES A BREEZE
Continued From First Page,
of J. William Stokes, formerly a repre
sentative in congress from South Caro
lina, and as a mark of respect- the
senate, at 1:50 p. m., adjourned.
HOUSE HAD A DILL DAY.
Pension Appropriation Bill f_, |..,
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.-The house -
whU af, ed 'the Pen, si"'l appropriation lill.
which ha* been under discussion for thro
days, and then adjourn.-1 until Saturday
The resolution prepared by the special
committee on the McKinle. memorial ex
ercises provides for an address by Secre
tary of State John Hay, in the hall of
representative-.*, Feb. 27, was adopted.
A bill was passed to allow the redemp
tion of war revenue stamps any t time
within two years after the passage of
the act, and also a resy.ut.on on the
same subject to authorize the secretary
of the treasury to return on demand
within one year bank cheeks and drafts
with war revenue stamps imprinted there
on after the cancellation of such stamps
The house resumed consideration of the
pension -. appropriation bill, .which was
read for amendment under the five-min
ute rule. ..-.■■
An amendment offered by Mr. Jenkins
(Wis.) providing that the testimony 7,:f
three witnesses -that persons lived to
gether as man and '.-if-* for live years
should be assumed to be prima facie evi
dence of marriage, provoked considera
ble debate,-and Anally was ruled out on
a point of order. --•_*, >.. /. <
The bill then was passed.
OLEO MEX PROTEST.
Cong-reMNional Committees Getting
; Down to Work.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.-The hearings
on the various oleomargarine bills before
the i agricultural committee -of the * house
were continued before that committee to
day.- Mr.; Tillingham, representing an ar
tificial butter factory at Providence.. R.
1., gave it as his. opinion that, a 10-cpnt
tax on oleomargarine and butterine would
kill the industry, e-. - r
7-Mr. Larson, manager of > the Latigdon,
D. c.. : "uterine - factory, gave a detailed
statement of the methods of manufactur
ing butterine and exhibited specimens o'
butter and butterine.
The senate committee on immigration
today heard arguments by representa
tives of i: the Immigration 7Restriction
League of Boston in support of the bill
before that committee an eudcatlonal test
for immigrants. A The gentlemen contend
ed that an educational test would be the
most effective means -of keeping out un
desirable immigrants. ; 7
• The subcommittee of Pacific coast sen
ators | and:: representatives interested in
Chinese exclusion will report tomorrow
to the | full - committee a' bill combining
the best. features of the several measures
which have 1 been proposed, including that
of the immigration" bureau -and' the| Fed
eration of Labor. It is also expected
that there; will be a minority report la
voring ."a more simple treatment of-the
question by extending the a Geary exclu
sion law with an amendment prohibiting
the.entrance of Chinese from the Philip
nines. ? T-.~-;iE.7.-7:. :A-zA./:~;?AAAA : .y ....