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lonise of Saxony aDd Prince
Leopold to Find Home
in United States
NO PEACfi ELSEWHERE
Other Reasons for Their Seeking
Refugs Under the Stars and
STATEMENT FROM GIRON,
THE FRENCH TUTOR
He Tells Why the Crown Princess and
Himself Eloped, and Says He Ex
pects to Marry Her as Soon as She
Secures Legal Separation From Her
Special Cable to The Globe.
VIENNA, Dec. 26. —Fearing- incar
ceration in a mad house as punishment
for eloping with • the man she loves,
!Louise, crown princess of Saxony, will
flee to America as soon as possible.
With her will go M. Giron, the French
professor for whom she renounced her
rights to Saxony's throne; her brother,
Prince Leopold Ferdinand, and Frau
line Adamovic, his sweetheart.
This move was announced in a letter
written by Prince Leopold to a friend
in the palace in Salzburg, from which
"the princess eloped. The prince wrote
that other reasons for the intended
•emigration of the quarto were to avoid
pursuit and the annoyance and public
curiosity to which the elopers were
subjected. He added:
"We tEink America the only coun
try where it is really possible to start
That the princess fears she will be
confined in an asylum if her royal
husband can find her on territory
where he has the power to arrest her
is certain. Hers would not be the only
case of a member of the royal family
to whom, after misbehavior, such a
fate was meted out.
A story printed today in Dresden is
■corroborative of this. It appears that
when Prof. Giron was banished from
the court the princess was ordered to
remain in her apartment pending a
family council. On Dec. 7 this council
agreed that the princess must enter a
sanitarium, where she would be close
ly guarded until the birth of her child,
whereupon the princess fled.
GIRON TELLS ABOUT IT.
French Tutor Expects Yet to Marry
Special Cable to The Globe.
GENEVA, Dec. 26.—(Copyright.)—
! Andre Giron, the fascinating French
tutor with whom the crown princess
.Louise Antoinette Marie of Saxony fled
from her husband and future throne,
talked freely today with the special
correspondent of The Globe about
the peculiar position in which he, the
crown princess and the archduke Leo
pold Ferdinand find themselves. The
tutor, who is tall, slender and delicate,
most elegant in manners and as sor
rowful in mien as any poet, made it
absolutely plain that he was profoundly
in love with the crown princess and in
tended to marry her as soon as possible.
He is the son of an army officer and
bears himself like a thorough gentle
"I met the crown princess after she
left Salzburg at Zurich," said he. "We
originally intended stopping at Geneva
only that we might purchase outfits,
as we were without even undercloth
ing. We had hoped to gro on to Men
tone, France, as Geneva is exceedingly
cold, but we feared foreign police might
give us up should Saxony request our
extradition. A high official from Dres
den stays in the same hotel with us,
which situation we have painfully felt.
"The reason why the crown princess
left her husband was because she was
unhappy at the Saxon court among its
Irksome formalities. She was not al
lowed to laugh without permission from
the crown prince, who is unintelligent,
slovenly in his ways and a peasant all
over, while the crown princess is high
ly talented and distinguished. I feel
deeply with the crown princess in h<?r
separation from her children, who are
sweet, filled with natural affection, un
eelfish and capable of great things un
der sympathetic conditions. They alone
she was sorry to leave, but she hopes
that when'the separation is pronounced
she will see them, though of course the
Saxon court will do all in its power to
prevent her from doing so. The crown
princess feels no repentence; only re
gret for her children.
"I hope to marry tho crown princess
soon, although I fully understand that
to obtain a separation under the cir
cumstances will be difficult."
The crown princess and Giron are
living at the hotel with an eye to
economy, since their dining room and
sleeping apartment are one and the
same. The archduke, Leopold Ferdi
nand, brother of the crown princes;?,
and the beautiful Viennese actress,
Marie Adamavics, have a little suite
consisting of a sleeping room and a
FIVE PERSONS KILLED
.. . ," AND FIFTEEN INJURED
Express on Grand Trunk Railway Runs
Intc a Freight.
LONDON, Ont. Dec. 26.—1t is reported
ihnt the Chicago express On the Grand
Trunk railway, which left here at &:3C
H'clock for Sarnia, collided with a fast
freight poms- cast at Strathroy. The ex
press does not stop at Etrathroy, usually
running through the villag-e at ttie rate of
fifty miles an hour.
Five persons are reported killed and fif
Insurance Companies Remain Apart.
NEWARK, N. J.. Dec. 26.—President
Dryden, of the.Prudential Life Insurance
Company of America, Issued a statement
today announcing that the plan proposed
for the merger of the Prudential com
pany and the Fidelity Trust Company of
Newark has been abandoned.
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MUSICIAN IN A PRETTY PICKLE
Albert Heymann, Charged With Deserting Wife,
flay Be Claimed by Two Women,
Albert Heymann, a musician in the
orchestra at the Metropolitan opera
house, is under arrest at the Central
police station, charged with deserting
his wife in Chicago, and with the pros
pect before him of meeting face to face,
two women, each claiming to be his
Mrs. Heymann, of Chicago, has been
wired to come to St. Paul with affi
davits proving her legal marriage with
Heymann. The other Mrs. Heymann,
whom Heymann claims to have mar
ried several weeks ago in St. Paul,
lives with him on Robert street.
Although the charge against Hey
mann is simply that of deserting his
wife in Chicago, he faces, should the
claims of both women be established,
a much graver charge. Heymann was
arrested at the close of the perform
ance last night by Detective Lavalle
and Deputy Sheriff Morrison, of Illi
The story of Heymann's marriage in
volves an elopement and the breaking
up of two homes. Two years ago Otto
Pertsch, a well-to-do saloonkeeper in
Chicago, married Annie Hatchett, a
yoUng woman living in Chicago. At
that time, according to the story told
by Mr. Pertsch, who came from Chi
cago with Mr. Morrison to identify
Heymann, the musician was living witaV
his wife in another part of the city.
Pertsch and his wife lived together
happily until several months ago, when
she met Heymann. She lost her affec
tion for Pertsch and avoided him as
much as possible until about Sept. 20
last, when she suddenly left him. He
found that she had gone away with
"I hunted around," said Mr. Pertsch
DAY'S NEWS SUMMARIZED
Weather for St. Paul and Vicinity—
Warmer today and Sunday.
Sixteen-year-old boy pawns his moth
er's wedding ring to pay the cost of a
marriage license and ceremony.
Paris exposition directory awards St.
Paul the grand prize for being the
healthiest city in the world.
Coal causes explosion in a cook stove
and a woman is seriously injured.
Weather office predicts that it will be
Railroad men say that a large quantity
of hard coal is en route to St. Paul.
Natural gas is found in Wyoming.
It is said man who was lynched at
Pittsburg, Kan., for killing policeman was
innocent, real murderer being former's
Mary Hartwell Catherwood, author of
"Lazarre," dies in Chicago.
Dr. Alexander Graham Bell tells of his
Man suspected of murder of Policeman
Mayer, of St. Paul, is arrested at Denver.
Crcwn princess of Saxony and Prince
Leopold Ferdinand will make their home
in United States.
Joseph Chamberlain arrives in South
Africa and makes conciliatory speeches.
Destructive and fatal storm occurs in
It is decided to refer Venezuelan mat
ter to Hague tribunal.
Trade in grain pits is almost at stand
still, but prices are well maintained.
Stocks display surprising animation aft
er tame opening.
Review of year's business makes ex
tremely satisfactory showing.
Anti-exchange pass agreement is said to
be a farce.
Representatives of Union Pacific strik
ers to confer with Harriman.
Milwaukee will inaugurate transconti
nental service Jan. 4.
Duluth roads decide to reduce passen
ger rates to 3 cents per mile.
Squabble over the contract jumpers may
spoil the peace plans of the big league
Eagle emblem of the old yacht Amer
ica has been secured for the new cup de
While police and city hospital officers
wrangle over the use of an ambulance,
J. H. Campbell slowly freezes to death.
Russell Sawyer, a bill collector in hard
luck, kills himself, after leaving instruc
tions that no preacher was wanted or
MORE VOTES FOR HANSBROUGH.
Legislative Delegations Meet at Grand
Forks and Do Things.
Special to The Globe.
GRAND FORKS, N. D., Dec. 26.—At a
meeting of the Grand Forks county dele-
Ration of the legislature here this even
ing it was decided to support • United
States Senator Hansbrough for re-election.
Hansbrough will get 10 votes and Johnson
will get 1. Thomas Baker Jr., of Fargo,
was indorsed for the house speakership
and O. A. Anderson, of Northwood, was
indorsed for chief clerk ot the house.
This seriously injures the chances of
Jog D. Scanlon, of this city, for re-election
as chief clerk.
The Nelson county delegation was here
also (Nelson county and Grand Forks
county constituting the Fij;st judicial dis
trict), and voted to support the candidacy
of Anderson, but refused to act on the
BLINDED FOR BEING OBLIGING.
Man Helps a Blacksmith and Loses One
of His Eyes.
Special to The Globe.
WINONA, Minn., Dec. 26.—Edward Ev
erson, of Nelson, Wis., lost an eye by
obliging a blacksmith. This grentleman
asked him to strike a piece of hot iron
while he, the blacksmith, held It on the
anvil. A small piece of iron broke off
and struck Everson in an eye, causing
the fluid to escape, with less of sight of
the member. Last year one of his daugh
ters had an eye poked out with a stick.
New Bank for Houston.
Special to The Globe.
WINONA. Minn., Dec. 26.—The Citi-.
Zens' State bank has been tr£&nized at
Houston by Theodore Wold, H. C. Earvin
and Charles T. Olson, of this city. It is
to be capitalized lor $25,000 and will
commence . business Iferch 1. The fol
lowing-are to be-the officers, all residing
at Houston except the three before nam
ed: President. Theodore Wold; vice pres
ident, J. Q. Brigg-s; cashier, W. J.! May
lor; directors, H. C. Garvin. J. Q. Brlgjs,
C. T. Olson. Thomas Rowland. James P.
Olmstcad, James C. Kelly, and Theodore
Seeks Trouble and Finds It.
THREE LAKE, Wla., Dec. 26.—During
a quarrel In Dinsior's saloon Frank
Schmidt shot George Vflan in the stom
ach, fatally wounding him. Vilan, it is
said, was intoxicated, and had assaulted
Schmidt and came back for a second at
tack when the shooting occurred.
SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 27, 1902.—TEN PAGES.
last night, "and found that Heymann
had a wife whom he married six years
ago. I went to see her and told her
that Heymann had gone. She would
not believe me at first. She told me
that he had secured work with a trav
eling troupe and was away on the
road. She said that he had told her
of the engagement, but that he could
not go without some clothes. She
bought him $80 worth of clothes and
he promised to send her $10 a week,
which he had not done. He left her
Aug. 15 last. I found that my wife
had spent about $5,000 of my* money
"About a month ago my wife came
back to Chicago and obtained a divorce.
I made no appearance in court. Then
she returned to St. Pairi and I supposed
married Heymann. Mrs. Heymann, of
Chicago, claims to have ample proof that
she is his legal wife."
Mrs. Heymarm, the former Mrs.
Pertsch, came to the station to see Hey
mann last night. When she met Pertsch
there was a scene. Mutual recrimina
tions, in German and in English, flew
back and forth and charges of an un
printable nature were numerous. Mrs.
Heymann reviled her former husband and
denfended her present one with a vigor
heedless of the bounds of conventional
"When I love a man I will - follow him
anywhere," she cried, shaking her fin
ger at Pertsch. "I will go out and work
■ •, .; " . :• sv • ir.ii iiv wd nanu-!.'
"Yes, that's what you told me once,"
responded Pertsch sarcastically.
Heymann denies that the Chicago wom
an is his wife. He admitted having lived
with her, but said they were never legally
married. He claims to have married Mrs.
Pertsch about two weeks ago. He and
Mrs. Heymann assert that the present
prosecution is spite work on the part of
Pertsch because his wife left him for
Heymann. Mr. Morrison has a requisition
on Gov. Van Sant for the extradition of
Heymann. Heymann refuses., to return
and will fight the requisition.
FOR MURDER OF
Man Arrested at Denver on
Suspicion of a Crime
in St. Paul.
Special to The Globe.
DENVER, Col., Dec. 26.—The police
here have arrested one Carl Hicks on
suspicion of being the murderer of Po
liceman Mayer, of St. Paul.
Patrolman Charles Mayer was killed
in the rear of Louis Jessrang's saloon
at University and Farrington avenues
on the morning of Feb. 1 last. The
murderer was one of three burglars
who had been interrupted in their
work by Mayer. Since the crime sev
eral arrests have been made in various
cities, but the authorities were not able
to establish guilt in any instance.
HIT ONCE MORE
Arrested on Charge of Em
bezzlement by His Form
CHICAGO, Dec. 26.—Signor Pietro
Mascagni, the Italian composer, who
abandoned his American trip while
playing in Chicago last week, was
placed under arrest tonight on a
charge of embezzlement by his former
manager, Richard Heard. When Mas
cagni decided to return to Italy he had
no further use for his American man
ager and discharged him. Heard as
serts that his contract called for $5,
--000 and tried to collect that amount.
Mascagni refused to pay Heard any
such sum and the arrest followed.
Mascagni was allowed to remain at
the Auditorium hotel, where he is liv
ing, the house detectives agreeing to
be responsible for his appearance in
DEATH LIST MAY REACH
TWENTY-FIVE OR THIRTY
Colorado Railway Accident Much Worse
Than First Stated.
TRINIDAD, Col.. Dec. 26.—A coal mi
ner from north of Trinidad, who was
"taken, out of the debris of the Colorado
& Southern freight wreck north of Trini
dad last night and died a short time
later, said just before expiring that there
were fourteen coal miners besides ■ himself
in the car in which he was riding and
which was smashed to splinters. The
ruins of v this car still remain under tons
of wreckage. All the men in it must have
It is now estimated that the number
of "dead will reach from twenty-five to
thirty. All of the men in the wrecked
car were going to Trinidad to spend
Christmas. They came from coal min
ing camps north of this city.
VERDICTS FOR APPELLANTS.
Results of Suits in Condemnation Proceed
s':. T'?^;-'- ings at Hastings.
Special to The Globe. •
HASTINGS, Minn.. Dec. 26.— In the
district court the following cases have
thus far been disposed of: ... r-
P. L. Kochendorfer vs. St. "Paul & Ter
minal Railroad Company; appeal from
condemnation proceedings; verdict of
$2,055 for appellant. ; :
R. M. Lawton vs. St. Paul & Terminal
Railroad Company; appeal 1, from condem
nation proceedings; verdict of ?420'for ap
-.•----E. L. Ware vs. Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul Company; appeal from
condemnation proceedings; verdict of
$1,000 for appellant. .
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NATURAL GAS \ IN WYOMING.
It Throws Sand High In Air and Oil Ac
. iT^?^ .■'■■''■•"-. companies It.
* DOUGLAS. Wyo., Dec. 26.—Natural gas
has been discovered thirteen miles, west
of here in an oil.well.: The gas threw
■gravel and sand far above the derrick and
was accompanied by a small flow of oil.
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Knocked Out by Fitzsimmons.
BOZEMAN, Mont., Dec. 26.—Robert
Fitzsimmons Jcnocked out Mike Ranke,
the heavwweight fighter of Eastern
Montana, fifteen'" seconds after the
gong had sounded for the second round.
Ranke weigher 190, and went down be
fore a heavy jab on the jaw. Jeffries
did not appear.
LOSS TO AMERICAN
MRS. MARY HARTWELL CATHER
WOOD DIES AT HER ChH
ONE OF THE MOST WISELY
READ NOVELISTS OF THE DAY
"Lazarre" and "Old Caskaskia" Her
Best Known Works — Mrs. Cather
wood First Became Popular Through
Her Books for Children —Cancer the
Cause of Death.
CHICAGO, Dec. 26.—Mrs. Mary
Hartwell Catherwood, the novelist, died
at her residence, No. 4852 Washington
avenue, tonight of .cancer. Mrs. Cath
erwood was taken ill in October and
steadily declined until tonight, when
she succumbed to the disease. The fu-
n eral will be held Sunday and inter
i ment will be at Hoopeston, 111., her old
home. Mrs. Catherwood is survived
by her husband, John Steel Cather
wood, and a daughter.
Mrs. Catherwood was one of the
most widely read novelists in the coun
try. She was a devoted admirer of the
region in which she was born and pre
ferred to write with an historical
background selected from it.
Mrs. Catherwood was born Dec. 16,
1847, in Luray, Ohio. Her parents died
when she was ten years of age, prac
tically leaving her dependent upon her
own resources for her existence. She
attended the female college in Gran
ville, Ohio, from which she was grad
uated in 1868. She went to Newburg",
on the Hudson, in New York, where
she obtained employment. She sent
some short stories to New York pa
pers, which found favor in the sight
of the publishers. Finally one of them
j accepted her children's stories and they
made her popular throughout the coun
try. She turned toward the West
again in 1876 and reaching Hoopeston,
111., she decided to make it her home.
On Dec. 27, 1877, she was married
to Mr. Catherwood. They remained at
Hoopesten until 1885, when they mov
ed to Indianapolis, but only to remain
a short time, returning to Hoopeston
again. Two years ago Mrs. Cather
wood went to Chicago to make her
Some of her best known works are
"Lazarre," "Old Caskaskia," "Stories
of Tonty" and "Romance of Dillard."
IN THE ICE
Terrible State of Affairs on
Board the Steamer A.
TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 26. —The steam
er A. L. Hopkins, which left Detroit
Tuesday morning, en route to Toledo,
and which was sighted abreast of To
ledo light in Maumee bay yesterday,
is now completely in the grasp of the
ice and is in grave danger of being
crushed and sunk. Yesterday a tug at
tempted to reach her, but was unable
to go only within two miles of the
boat. Tomorrow morning the tug
American Eagle will be sent out to the
relief of the boat.
This evening the mate and two sail
ors of the vessel came to the city, af
ter a perilous trip over the ice. They
were nearly frozen and tell an awful
story of the conditions of affairs on
SCANDAL IN PANAMA
Resolution of Inquiry That Is Expected
to Cause a Sensational
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 26.—An
ugly scandal is brewing in connection
with the Panama canal commission.
Congressman Hepburn, of lowa,
charges that the commission has made
places for the sons of army and navy
officers and of senators and representa
tives and others prominent in political
and social life, and has given them pay
far beyond their availability for any
practical purpose. It is believed that
there has been a lavish outlay, al
though every cent may have been spent
within the lines of law.
A resolution, introduced by Mr. Hep
burn, is pertding in thp house calling on
the secretary of statue for a list of the
officials and employes of the commis
sion and its employes. The act au
thorizing the commission appropriated
$1,000,000 for salaries and expenses.
President Walker has drawn in the
three years that the commission has
been in existence $15,000 a year as sec
retary, and each of his associates has
drawn $12,000 a year. The disposition
to make waste of a large special and
in a sense a confidential fund allowed
by congress, it is claimed, will be dis
MINERS TAKE TO CARVING
ONE ANOTHER ON. A TRAIN
Other Passengers Don't Like It and Get
Off Forthwith. '
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Dec. 28.—1n a .fight
on a Chicago & Alton southbound passen
ger train leaving here tonight; in which
fifteen coal miners from Auburn and
Pawnee were the combatants, half a dozen
were cut with knives. J. H. Havlin, a
miner from Green Ridge, who was at
tacked by the others, was. brought here
suffering from--a dozen cnts, and his re
covery is doubtful. Havlte made a hard
fight and inflicted serious injuries, upon a
number of his assailants.
Passengers were terrified and when th«
train was stopped a nurabefr of persons
left it between stations.
Guard for McKlnley 1* Tomb.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 26.— Lieuts.
Recce and InglehaH, witk twa sergeants
and four corporals and thirty privates of
Company N, Third Infantry, left Fort
Thomas, Ky., toaay for Canton. Ohio,
where they will serve as the special guard
around McKinley's tomb.
HAY BECOME PRIMATE OF ALL ENGLAND
Bishop of Winchester, Who, It Is Reported, Is Likely to Suc
ceed the Lake Archbishop of Canterbury.
Joe Godley, and Not His
Brother, the Murderer
of Policeman Hinkle.
PITTSBURG, Kan., Dec. 26.—1t is
reported that Joe Godley, a brother of
Montgomery Godley, the latter of
whom was lynched by a mob here yes
terday morning, is wounded and in
hiding at "Weir City, Kan., and later
investigation of the trouble between
Officer Hinkle and the Godley brothers
tends to show that Joe, and not the
man who was lynched, fired the shot
which killed the policeman.
Two other brothers, Gus and Jess,
are in jail at Girard, charged with be
ing implicated in the murder, but Joe
escaped. The mother of the Godley
boys is said to have asked a physician
here to treat Joe for a gunshot wound
in the neck. She would not tell the
whereabouts of her son and the doc
tor refused to go with her.
The officer's revolver, with which he
was killed, has not been found, and.it
is believed that the man who did the
killing has the pistol in his possession.
A posse is looking for Joe. -
GOLD AND SILVER
He Is in Mexico, Where the Silver
Question Is of Dominating
MEXICO CITY, Dec. 26.—The papers
all comment on the arrival of W. J.
Bryan and his family, but it is under
stood that his visit is merely one of
pleasure and recreation. Talking on
the silver question, he said:
"While India has suspended the coin
age of silver, she still uses silver as
her money, and England coins a large
number of rupees annually for India's
needs. If Mexico were to adopt the
gold standard it would naturally re
duce still further the price of silver,
and if Mexico, in spite of being a large
producer of silver, were to discard that
metal as the standard money, it is
not improbable that India and China
might be led by the same influences to
do the same thing. While this is only
speculation, it is a possibility that must
"An addition of 700,000,000 of people
to the present gold-using population
of the world would cause an enormous
demand for gold over and above the
present demand. No one can estimate
accurately the effect of such a de
mand on the purchasing power of gold,
but it could hardly fail to materially
reduce prices and enhance the value
of money and fixed investments."
Mr. Bryan purposes to make side
trips to the hot country and also to
Toluca, capital of the state of Mex
ico, where Gov. Villada, a warm per
sonal friend, is chief magistrate.
DISCUSSED BY SCIENTISTS
Minnesota Man Tells Easterners About
the Chinch Bug.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 26.—The
fifteenth annual meeting of the Associa
tion of Economic Entomologists began
here today. The feature was the annual
address of the president, F. P. Fait, of
Albany, N. V., on the literature of Amer
ican economic entomology.
A paper showing 1 the beneficial effects
of the lime, sulphur and salt wash as a
remedy for the San Jose scale in Mary
land was read by Prof. A. L. Quaintance,
of College Park, Md., and one of the
same tenor regarding the application of
the wash in Connecticut was read from
Prof. W. E. Britton, of New Haven. Dr.
Felt spoke of the grape vine root worm,
an insect which has been more than usu
ally destructive to the vineyards of New
F. Ij. Washburn, of St. Anthony Park,
Minn., told of the distribution of the
chinch bug in that state and Prof. Osborn
made some observations on insects of the
season in Ohio.
Transfers of Currency.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 2G.—United
States Treasurer Roberts said today that
so far during December $1,446,000 in cur
rency had been transferred to New Or
leans, against deposits in New York; $700,-'
000 to San Francisco and $1,3G9,000 to Chi
cago. These figures are over $1,500,000 be
low those for December, 1900, and about
$2,000,000 below those for last December.
PRICE TWO CEiVTS On Tram.,
1 lUV* X" ** V*E#ITHC». FIVE CESTTS.
CLUTCH OF GALE
Many Lives Are Lost and
Vast Damage Done to
COPENHAGEN, Dec. 26.—The worst
gale of many years visited Denmark
Christmas night and this morning and
has done enormous damage to property
and shipping. The telegraphic and
railroad services have been interrupt
ed and delayed. It is unsafe to walK
the streets of Copenhagen owing to
falling tiles and debris. Some streets
were closed to traffic to avert this dan
ger. Several persons were killed and
many sustained injuries in the city.;
The pillars holding up the overhead
trolley lines were blown down, and
the street car service. was stopped.
Many houses have been unroofed and
some mills and factories have been
The water in the sound rose sud
denly nearly as high as it did in the
great flood of 1872. Scfveral ships
dragged their anchors and collided or
were sunk in the outer harbor. The
ferry service between the Danish isl
ands and Sweden has been forced to
stop. The gale was accompanied by
thunder and lightning. Telegrams re
ceived here from the provinces report
enormous damage to property through
Two boats have been wrecked off
Elsinore and eight persons were
drowned. Eleven men of the crew in
cluding Capt. Tobiasen, were drowned
in the wreck of the Norwegian bark
G. S. Penry, which went ashore at
Scaw. The Penry will be a total wreck
and her cargo is washing ashore. Only
one of her crew was saved. There
was also a severe gale in the south of
SPECIAL COURTESIES -
TO BE RESTRICTED
Secretary Shaw Gives Instructions in
View of An Abuse at Ports of
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 26.—Be
cause of abuse of the practice of ex
tending special courtesies to arriving
passengers at ports of entry the treas
ury department has issued the follow
ing circular, limiting considerably the
granting of such courtesies in the fu
"The chief officers of customs are
hereby instructed that the extension of
special courtesies to arriving passen
gers will hereafter he. limited to foreign
ambassadors, ministers, charge d'af
faires, secretaries, naval,.military and
other attaches of embassies and lega
tions, high commissioners and similar
representatives of : this government
abroad returning from their missions.
All the above officers are entitled by
international usage to the free entry
of the baggage and effects of them
selves, their- families and suites with
out examination. In the case of in
valids and their companions, and of
persons arriving in charge of their
dead, or summoned home in haste by
news of affliction or disaster, instruc
tions will be issued to facilitate the
landing and examination of their bag
gage, but such instructions will be
construed as only relieving such per
sons from waiting their turn in line.
"Their baggage will be carefully ex
amined and duties fully collected as
though no favor had been shown. The
word 'courtesy' has grown to have a
meaning never intended and its use
must be avoided in the issuance of per
sonal consideration cards. No requests
for special courtesies will hereafter be
granted except under the above con
"It is also found imperatively neces
sary, ;in the interest of revenue, to
withhold the issuance of passes on the
revenue vessels which carry the board
ing officers to their assigned vessels,
as such passes will no longer be fur
nished except under the restrictions
above set forth regarding courtesies
and by the special authority of this
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QCfIET^ Cgobe Office.
ST. PAUL THE
Paris Exposition Directory
Awards the Palm to
the Saintly City
VERY HIGH DISTINCTION
Minnesota's Capital Has the Lowest'
Death Rate of All Cities in
VERDICT IS STAMPED
IN IMPERISHABLE BRONZE
Health Commissioner Ohage Receives
the Medal According This City tho
Best Hygienic System, as Well as
the Lowest Mortality—Nearly Every*
City in the World Competed. j
St. Paul is the healthiest city of its
class in the world.
Its mortality is the lowest, its ex
cellent system of quarantining and con
troling contagious diseases the best, its
public hygiene of unquestioned merit
and its general cleanliness and public
baths without a competitor.
This is the verdict of the directory;,
of the Paris exposition and it has
backed up its findings with a bronze
medal, giving St. Paul first place in the
hygienic and public health competi
tion. The medal, an elaborately decor
ated piece of bronze, was received by
Health Commissioner Ohage from Paris
last night and he is consequently
Medal Is of Bronze.
The medal, a circular disk of bronze*
fully two inches across its face, bears
on one side the coat of arms of the
French republic, and on the other the
exposition design and the words "Grand
Prix." Following these words are in
scribed on the medal the character of
the competition and the name, "St.
Paul, Minn., IT. S. A.," as the winner.
It was inclosed in a neat leather case.
The information required by this
competition was prepared by Dr. Ohaga
two years ago and taken from the
public records. It included the popula
tion, mortality, drawings of the sewer
age system, waterworks, pictures of the
public baths and statistical informa-.
tion generally pertaining to St.
Paul's health as a community.
Many Entered Competition.
Nearly every city and community in
the new and old world w?is represented
in this competition, and the awarding
of the "Grand Prix;" to St. Paul is an
honor the health department is proud
of. The award was made on the health
of St. Paul as statistically recorded
two years ago. . Since that the popu
lation has increased and the death rate
is even lower per thousand.
PROGRESS OF BUBONIC
PLAGUE IN MEXICO
Vigilance of Sanitary Authorities Ap<
parently Preventing Spread of j
the Epidemic. ( 7
NOGALES, Ariz., Dec. 26.—Messrs.
Purdy and Chenoweth, who were ap
pointed by the board of health of No
gales to investigate the effectiveness
of measures adopted by the authorities
at Guayamas against the introduction
of the disease supposed to be bubonic
plague, now epidemic at Mazatlan, have
returned and say there is no danger
of the disease extending to Guayamas
or points north as long as the present
vigilance is continued.
Mazatlan is in Sinaloa, 500 miles
from Guayamas, and all points in So
nora are strictly quarantined against
ports in Sinaloa. There is also a cor
don of soldiers from Alamos closely
patrolling the line of the states to pre
vent entry overland.
Official telegrams were received here
today from the governor of the state
of Sinaloa, who reports that the sick
ness is decreasing. Another telegram
from Dr. Arnul Fo Fernandez, chief
surgeon of the Eleventh regiment of
infantry, stationed at Mazatlan, says:)
"Thirty cases of bubonic plague were
sent to the lazaretto, of which fifteen;
have died in several days. Among the
troops at the barracks there is not a
single case. Sanitary precautions have
been taken." .
NEW DIRECTORS TO
REPRESENT THE LENDER*
Members of Banking Syndicate Elect-:
ed by Consolidated Lake Superior.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Dec. 26.—Thft
directors of the Consolidated Lake Su
perior company, which has just effect
ed a loan of §3,500,000 to assist the
concern in carrying on its business,
held a meeting today to consider
changes in the organization necessitat
ed by the financial arrangement.
In order to make places on the board
for representatives of the banking syn
dicate which advanced the loans, F. S.
Lewis, W. P. Douglas, Edward C. Lee
and James Butterworth resigned and
their places were filled by Charles Mc-
Donald and Charles H. Tweed, of
Speyer & Co., New York; H. G. Lloyd,
president, and Thomas Dewitt Cuyk-r,
vice president, of the Commercial Trust
company of this city. Joseph P. Swartz, i
who has been a member of the board
for several years, was elected vice
president to fill the vacancy occasioned
by the resignation of E. C. Lee.
SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON
ADOPTS A NEW RITUAIi
Charter Is Granted to the-University of
WASHINGTON. D. C Dec. 26.—The
Sis-ma Alpha Epsilon fraternity today,
granted charters to the following chapters:
University of Wisconsin. University of
Chicago, University of Kansas, Vir«rfna
military institute and the Colorado school
Memphis, Term., was selected as tha
meeting place for the convention of 1904.
The new ritual proposed for the fraternity
was adopted. It embodies important
changes. Judge Charles B. Howevy, of
this city, was elected past eminent su
preme archon, the only honorary office of
the fraternity. The convention came to as,