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CITY NEWS
The temperature at 2:30 a. m. was
34 degrees above zero, a rise of two
degrees In six hours.
Laundry Employes Dance.—The second
annual ball of the laundry employes was
held at Metropolitan hall laat night.
—o —
Will Give Card Party.—Tomorrow even
- • ing the Sisters of Peace Benevolent so
ciety will entertain at Zionist club rooms.
• Jury Calendar Completed.—The jury
calendar for the November term of court
was completed yesterday, and no more
cases will be tried until the first Tues
day in December.
Given Divorce for Desertion.—A divorce
was yesterday granted to Nettie D. Filk
■ Jns from James D. Filkins. They were
married in St. Paul in 1890 and the hus
band deserted live years later.
Five Hundred Served With Supper.—
The Ladies' Aid society of St. Sigfrid's
church gave a very successful supper in
the church parlors Thursday evening.
About live hundred people were served.
—o —
Madam Tsilka's Lecture.—Mme. Kat
erina Tsilka will lecture in Park church
next Friday evening. Mme. Tsilka was
captured with Miss Stone by brigands and
held six months for a ransom. She speaks
under the auspices of the "Woman's Board
of Missions of the Interior.
Commercial Travelers Entertain.—
Saintly City Council of the United Com
mercial Travelers of America will give
its Becond ladies' party of the season at
the Council hall, Lowry arcade, this even
ing. Progressive cinch and dancing will
furnish amusement for those who attend.
—o —
Sues to Recover Poker Losses.—A suit
for the recovery of $212 lost in a poker
game in a room m the real" of Joseph
BrentU's cigar store, located on Wabasha,
between Seventh and Eighth streets, was
brought in the municipal court yesterday
by Charles Green.
—o —
Society of Colonial Wars Social.—The
first ".social court" of the season of the
Society of Colonial Wars in the state of
Minnesota will be held at the residence
of Henry P. Upham, on Summit avenue,
Nov. 30." Mr. Upham, an ex-governor of
the society, will be the host.
Mrs. S. E. Brace Dead.—Mrs. Sears E.
Brace died at her home in St. Anthony
Park Thursday. She is survived by her
liusband, who is president of the St.
Anthony Furniture company, and four
.sons. The funeral will be held from the
residence, 923 Bayless avenue, St. An
thony Park, tomorrow afternoon at 2:30.
THINK IT MURDER
Man Charged With Killing One
Thought to Be a Suicide.
Special to The Globe.
LARIMORE, N. D., Nov. 20.—John
H. Keenan was arrested tonight on the
charge of the murder of William Mur
tagh. Mr. Murtagh was found dead six
weeks ago, and the coroner's jury ren
dered a verdict of suicide.
Murtaugh was Keenan's partner In
the livei-y business on Sept. 22. The
arrest was one of the most sensational
ever made in the county. Murtaugh
was found bleeding and unconscious
in a room in the Keenan home on the
date named, and he died within a few
hours from the effects of a revolver
wound in the head, never regaining
consciousness.
Detectives claim to have discovered
facts sufficient to base a charge of
murder against Keenan. Murtaugh had
occupied a room in the Keenan resi
dence and had gone there to change
his clothing. He was wanted on a
business matter, but Mrs. Keenan said
that he had left the country. Later
he was found there as stated. Mrs.
Keenan said that her husband had not
been in the house, and that she had
heard no shooting. Murtaugh was a
single man, whose home was near
Creemor, Ont.
DEATHS OF THE DAY.
CENTERVILLE, lowa. Nov. 20.—Gen.
F. M. Drake, ex-governor of lowa, died
at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sfenry
Goss, «n this city, today. He was stricken
with diabetes several days ago. His son,
John A., and his daughter, Mrs. J. L.
Sawyers, are on their way from New
York. His other three daughters, Mrs.
Henry Goss. Mrs. George Sturdevant and
Mrs. T. A. Shonts, and another son, Frank
Drake, the latter two from Chicago, were
at the bedside. The estate of Gen. Drake,
consisting of bank and railroad stocks
and farm land, is -estimated to be worth
between $3,000,000 and $4,000,000. It is
said Drake university, which institution
the ex-governor has already given $200,
--000, will receive a share of the estate.
Gen. Francis Marion Drake was born in
Rushville, Schuyler county, Illinois, Dec.
30, 1830. He was elected governor of lowa
in 1895.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Nov. 20.—Hart
P. Danks, a musical composer of na
tional repute and formerly a noted singer,
was found dead today in his boarding
house here. He was seventy-nine years
old. "Silver Threads Among the Gold"
was one of his compositions.
Those Sapient Ancients.
Zeuxis had painted his grapes so well
that the birds picked at them.
"That's nothing," asserted his rival. "I
painted some prunes so well that the peo
ple in our boarding house wouldn't eat
them."
Totally abashed, the great Grecian
Blunk humbly back to his studio.
Raphael was painting away for dear
life.
"Are you sure you will find a market
for all your work?" they asked.
"Certainly," he replied; "think of all
the apartment houses that will want old
masters in the entrance hall."
Redoubling his efforts, he hastened to
fill an order for the St. Janitor Palace.—
New York Sun.
A Cinch.
Farmer Skidmore (reading signs in a
city hotel room) —Gas burned all night
charged extra." "Don't blow out the
gas." These fellers is bound to catch
you one way or the other.—Cleveland
Leader.
TRADE Ry»ffX*y—*^ MAfttt _^_^^ J _
Pale babies become rosy and
pretty babies when fed on
Mellin's Food. Mellin's Food
strengthens.
ooSnd in cloth^iUbaßent you free if you
ask for it.
MELLIN'S FOOD CO.. BOSTON, MASS.
OHAfiE GIVES ORDER TO
CLEAN THE STREETS
Health Commissioner Says
the Work Is a Sanitary
Necessity, and on This
Ground the Street Clean
ing Department Proceeds
at Once to Get Busy—
Clouds of Dust Raised by
the Sweepers Last Night.
A street cleaning crew was at work
In the down town district last night
Health Commissioner Ohage was re
sponsible.
Yesterday Dr. Ohage Informed City
Engineer Rundlett that the streets in
the business district would be cleaned.
Mr. Rundlett demurred. He Inform
ed Dr. Ohage that he did not have any
money with which to do the work.
"I order you to do It," said Dr.
Ohage. "I demand that it be done for
sanitary reasons," he added. "The
health of the city Is involved and the
bills will have to be paid."
"But the charter —It will not permit
such an expenditure," expostulated Mr.
Rundlett.
"Never mind the charter," answered
Dr. Ohage. "We can't stand on for
malities when good health is at stake.
Just remember I order you to do it.*
If you don't I will."
This all took place at a conference
held yesterday between Dr. Ohage,
Mayor Smith and City Engineer Rund
lett, and was productive of results to
the extent that Dr. Ohage's command
to clean was obeyed by Mr. Rundlett
last night.
A crew of men was put to work
and as much of the paved streets as
practicable cleaned. In order to keep
down the dust sprinkling was tried,
but it was a failure, as the water froze
almost as soon as it touched the
ground. The work was accordingly
delayed as late as possible so as not to
discommode pedestrians with the
clouds of dust that unavoidably arose.
Oil as a remedy for the dust was at
first proposed, but it could not be used
on the asphalt. In despair the depart
ment put the sweepers to work on the
dry streets, and though much dust
was raised the streets today look much
better than they did yesterday.
Bills Can't Be Paid This Year.
The bills for the work cannot be
paid until next year or until the new
budget now being framed is realized
MAFIA MYSTERY IS
NEARER SOLUTION
Continued From First Page.
positive that Calderone was in his
place three hours Thursday afternoon,
and so inforrrfed the police when he
learned that Calderone was wanted in
connection with the murder.
Makes Significant Remark.
Branka and Calderone, according to
Branka, conversed in reference to the
murder, of which Branka had not pre
viously known. Calderone informed
the saloonkeeper that Battalia had
been murdered, and told some of the
circumstances. He concluded with tha
significant remark:
"The man who done it has not been
arrested yet."
Branka and Calderone shook dice
and drank together, and finally Cal
derone left, saying that he would be
back in the evening.
Shortly after Branka *was informed
of the details of the murder and that
3
TONY CALDERONE,
Suspect in the Battalia Case, Who Is
Still Missing.
Calderone was wanted. Branka then
reported to the police that he expected
Calderone to return in the evening, and
Patrolman Joseph Pugleasa was de
tailed to wait at the saloon for Cal
derone. But the suspect did not put in
an appearance, and he w ras not seen
about the place yesterday.
Branka says that he thinks Calde
rone's hand was bandaged, but ia not
positive. As he had no reason to sus
pect anything wrong, he took no ac
count of the circumstances at the
time. He is, however, of the opinion
that one hand or one finger was band
aged.
The fact that Conductor 392, of Min
neapolis, reported to the police that he
recollected having seen, shortly after
the time of the murder, an Italian on
his car with a bandaged hand, is taken
to correspond with the- fact that Cal
derone was afterwards seen in St. P§ul
with his hand bandaged. Calderone
is supposed to be the same man.
Believe Two Men Fled to St. Paul.
As the man who walked from Minne
apolis 'to St. Paul, leaving the tell-tale
blood tracks, is supposed to have been
badly wounded, and as a description of
this man does not correspond to a de
scription of Calderone, further evidence
is lent to support the theory that two
participants in the deadly affair are In
St. Paul.
The man who attempted to gain an en
trance to Cesti's shoe shop on Raymond
avenue, -near University, Wednesday
night was seen by A. J. Cole, 621 Glen
dale avenue. Mr. Cole, who is an engi
neer at one of the Minneapolis mills, was
waiting for a car to take him to work,
when the wounded man attracted hia at-
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1903.
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DR. JUSTUS OHAGE,
"Who, Under His Authority as Health
Commissioner, Yesterday Ordered
the Streets Cleaned.
upon. Under the charter any official
who anticipates his fund is in danger
of losing his official head; in fact, his
act is considered criminal; but in this
case the health department takes the
responsibility.
Where the health of a community is
at stake the power of the health officer
is considered almost supreme. If it is
necessary for him to act, the city must
pay the bill. There is no alternative.
Dr. Ohage says he thinks'the present
filthy condition of the streets demands
his interference and he proposes to
back up the engineering department
in an attempt to remedy the evil. He
informed Mr. Rundlett that while he
wanted the streets cleaned he would
not permit any sprinkling while the
thermometer hovered near the freez
ing point. He said it would make the
streets slippery and endanger the lives
of horses.
Criticises Miss Mayhew.
For Miss Stella Mayhew, of the
"Show Girl" company, and her street
cleaning "stunt" Thursday, Dr. Ohage
had anything but approval.
"It is cheap advertising," said Dr.
Ohage, "and I am surprised that Miss
Mayhew would resort to such meth
ods. For the notoriety, or advertising
if you want to call it, that she got, she
attempted to clean two blocks of street
and besmirched the fair name of an
entire city.
"There is no city any cleaner or
healthier than St. Paul during the
months that the work can properly be
done. I have no fault to find with the
street cleaning department. It has not
had sufficient money with which to
properly attend to a city the size of
this, and there you are. If our mer
chants would have more pride and not
empty their store cleanings out into
the streets they would have a cleaner
town. I think I will have a few words
to say about this matter at my lecture
at the People's church Sunday."
tention by pounding at the floor of the
small shoe shop.
The man pounded loudly at the door,
tried the window, and as there was a
light burning within, seemed anxious to
attract the attention of the occupant.
After repeated efforts to gain admittance,
he finally gave up the attempt and start
ed towards University avenue. Seeing
Cole, he turned into the street and walk
ed down the cycle path towards St. Paul.
The man was, according to Cole's de
scription, short and rather stout and
wore a black overcoat, which was open,
notwithstanding the cold weather which
prevailed at the time. As Cole caught
but a glance of the man, and as he paid
to particular attention to him, he is un
able to give a description, but says he
might be able to recognize him. Cal
derone is large and stout.
Police Search fn Vain.
Working on the theory that the me.n
wanted ar e in St. Paul, the police of this
city searched everywhere they might be
found, but were unsuccessful. Both
Calderone and Battalia had many friends
in St. Paul, and most of them were visit
ed. Probably, through fear of the Mafia,
or through the natural reticence of the
people, the police were unable to learn
anything of the whereabouts of the men.
Patrolman Pugleasa, with Detectives
Daly and Sweeney, searched all resorts
where they might have taken" refuge. The
police now think that the men are being
closely concealed, and are resolved to
maintain a constant watch and will not
give up their search.
A humorous incident of the search in St.
Paul occurred yesterday when two Min
neapolis sleuths discovered on Sherburne
avenue a trail of blood which they fol
lowed to a house at 600 Robert street.
Thinking that they had at last found
the place of refuge of the murderer, they
spotted the house and went for a St.
Paul detective with wl»Mp they returned
and started a search or the premises.
Inqujries among the occupants developed
nothing, but the detectives were not con
tent till they went upstairs and found
that a Jewish family resided there. The
blood stains had been produced by an
innocent duck which had been slain by
the rabbi for the Sabbath feast.
Knows of No Mafia Here.
Though the police are inclined to be
lieve that the murder was instigated
and carried, out by members of the Mafia,
Italians will not admit that such an or
ganization is in existence in the Twin
Cities. Rev. S. N. Odone, who conducts
services for the Italian families of St.
Paul, when seen last night said that he
had no knowledge of any local branch of
this famous organization.
"I am sure that there is no such so
ciety in St. Paul, but I will not say
whether there is or not in Minneapolis.
There .are but twelve Sicilian families in
St. Paul, while there are many more in
Minneapolis. The murder was a terrible
affair, and I hope the offender will be
brought to justice. I did not know either
of the men 1! though I may have met
them."
The theory that Salvadore Battalia wta
done to death by two men on the Frank
lin avenue bridge Wednesday night, and
that the missing Antonio Calderone is
not the only suspected murderer, is con
siderably strengthened by a street car
conductor on the Minnehaha avenue line
named A. D. Souci, residing at 655 Fourth
avenue northeast, who got off his <;ar at
Twenty-seventh and Franklin avenues
Wednesday night just about the time the
murder Is supposed to Have been com
mitted.
Three Italians Boarded Car.
His car arrives at that point at 9-11
o clock. At Washington and First avenue
south three Italians boarded the car Two
of these, he saya, were young men, and
the third was a man apparently about 40
years old.
He has seen the newspaper pictures of
Battalia and Calderone, and thinks he
recognizes them. He describes Calderone
as a man who was considerably larger
than the other two. and wore no overcoat
He sat between the two other men and
paid the fare of all three.
The conversation between the men was
in a foreign language and was at times
quite earnest. That is all he remembers
about them. He will be shown Battalia's
body this morning before the burial.
A patrolman named Daly, who was also
on the car, is said to have remembered
the party of three Italians, and his im
pression as to their identity Is similar to
that of Souci. He could not be found last
night, but it is believed that he has im
parted his information to the police
Find Knives and Handkerchief.
The developments in the Battalia mur
der at Minneapolis yesterday included
the finding of two knives near the scene
DISCUSSES FEDERAL
IRRIGATION PROJECTS
Chairman George H. Max
well, of the National As
soclation, Addresses St.
Paul Business IVlen on the
Benefits to Be Derived
by Business Interests In
General From Making
Productive Vast Areas of
Land (Now Arid.
On invitation of Benjamin F. Beards
ley, genial secretary of the National
Irrigation association, twenty-five bus
iness men were entertained at lunch
eon yesterday at the Commercial club,
to meet George H. Maxwell, executive
chairman of the association. Mr. Max
well was passing through the city to
confer upon matters relating to the
work in North Dakota with Maj. Plum
ley, of that state, and advantage was
taken fgf^J^'e opportunity to have him
meet -fflna£ of the people of St. Paul,
ana ta Jiay£ them hear from him of the
importfnc^, the progress and the 'fu
ture og? irrigation interests.
.Mr. ;Jftla"xweU was introduced by
Presidfflit Smith, of the Commercial
club, af«[ spoke with great enthusiasm
and ciajtnpfete knowledge of his sub
ject. f$e rsaid, in part:
"I aisf •gtad to comply with a request
to interest the business men of this
city in irrigation efforts, to tell them
what will be done and to show them
how deeply their own interests are in
volved. Great projects, as you all
know, are now under way. The irri
gation fund already amounts to $16,
--000,000, enough to carry out the plans
under way for perhaps two years to
come.
Funds Should Be Used Where Raised.
"By far the greatest contributors to
this fund, derived from the proceeds of
public land sales, are the states of
North Dakota and Oregon. The big en
terprises contemplated ai*e outside of
the limits of those states, and the peo
ple of North Dakota are in favor of a
practice that will permit the funds ac
cumulating under the irrigation law to
be expended where they are raised.
"You may suppose that, as one inter
ested in the whole great irrigation
scheme, I would look upon this with
disfavor. On the contrary, it meets
with my hearty approval. The irriga
tion projects to which the country is
wisely committed are of enormous
magnitude. In the valleys of the Co
lumbia, the Yellowstone, the Snake, the
Sacramento and the Colorado there
are tens of millions of acres that may
be reclaimed by projects that will cost
from ; $10,000,000 to $50,000,000 each. An
underestimate of the population which
these reclaimed lands will support is
50,000,000 people. And the land so pre
pared for cultivation will be worth im
mediately from $100 to $500 per acre.
"These great works will be carried
through eventually by a larger policy
on the part of the general government.
The proceeds of public land sales
would never be adequate. The govern
ment will prosecute them by the aid
df airect appropriations, charged up
against the irrigation fund, and repaid
by charges upon the land so made
available.. We are scarcely yet at the
beginning of the great irrigation idea
and its accomplishment.
Should Repeal Desert Land Act.
"The first effort of every friend of
irrigation should be to secure the re
peal of the existing desert land and
of the murder, and a bloody handker
chief, which has on It the initials "A.
C," which correspond with those of the
suspected murderer, Antonio Calderone.
A post-mortem examination was held
yesterday which resulted in the finding of
twenty-four stab wounds on the body of
Batallia instead of twenty-one, as pre
viously counted. Two had pierced the
heart. The inquest is to be held Mon
day.
Batallla's funeral is set for this aft
ernoon. His body lies at his brother's
home, 1008 Western avenue.
The two knives were found by detec
tives yesterday morning at the opposite
end of the Franklin avenue bridge in the
center of which the murder is supposed
to hftve" been committed. One was a
bbwie knffe, the blade of which was
broken off about two inches from the
handle. It Is supposed to have belonged
to the dead- man, as it could not have
inflicted the wounds found upon his body.
It was discovered among some leaves
near the east end of the bridge. The
handla is smeared with blood.
The other knife is a stiletto, or dagger,
with -a blade nine inches long, the point
of which is broken off. This was found
lying near the river's edge beneath the
western end of the bridge. It, too, was
bespattered, and there were stains on
the bridge above that would indicate
that It had been flung away by some
bloody hand.
It was these stains that caused the de
tectives to go below the bridge and look
to see what the dripping of blood might
point to. It is presumed that the dagger
was thrown away by Batallia's murderer
when he fled in the direction of St. Paul,
and It is significant that it answers to the
description given of a knife that Cal-
:-,e L/vieat co.
Headquarters for Fresh Dressed Poultry,
Direct From "Meadow Farm."
We quote to you for Saturday:
Dressed Young Chickens, lb 12J/ 2 c
Dressed Hens, lb 10c
Dressed Young Ducks, lb 15c
Dressed Young Geese, lb 12J/ 2 c
California Hams, lb 8c
Best Loin Pork Roast, from small
Porkers, lb 12'/2C
Lean Pork Steak, lb 10c
Pork Shoulder Spare Ribs, lb 4c
"Meadow Farm" Sauerkraut, quart.. 5c
(2 lbs to the quart).
SPECIAL:
%# A mlWholfe hind quarter, lb .... 10c
VC?a I (Weights from 20 to 30 lbs. each).
Whole front quarter, lb 7c
(15 to 30 lbs. each).
This-Is nice fresh milk veal.
Boneless Rolled Roast 15c
FINE DAIRY BUTTER, in 5 and 10-lb.
jars. This is a fine fresh lot just in
from the country. Will sell it 91/*
today at, lb dC
This butter cannot be equaled for less
than 25c a pound elsewhere. Let us
show It to you.
If you are fond of wholesome
SAUSAGE
TRY OURS.
BOTH PHONES.
T. C. Phone—l 43-285. I 455-457
N. W. Phone 143. Wabasha St.
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GEORGE H. MAXWELL,
Who Addressed St. Paul Business Men
at the Commercial Club Yesterday.
stone acts. The irrigation fund will
not suffer. Its receipts from these
sources are not worth considering. But
the opportunity which they afford for
fraudulent appropriation of the very
lands that we are seeking to recover
must be taken away. These are the
areas that irrigation will make most
valuable, and their alienation must be
prevented.
"There is another phase of irrigation
that is too little understood. Men think
of it generally as the reclaiming of ac
tually desert and unproductive land.
But an absolute control of the water
supply will enhance the productiveness
and increase the value of other lands.
Take North Dakota, for example. All
that she contributes to the fund could
be expended most profitably within her
boundaries. If land can be what is
called "winter-flooded;" that is, if it
can be saturated with water before it
freezes in the fall, then the moisture
is there when the seed is planted in the
spring, and there can be no fear of
drought. With ditches to carry off the
excess and irrigation canals to supply
a deficiency, the productiveness and
the value of North Dakota lands would
be increased at least fivefold."
Instances of General Benefit.
In answer to a question relating to
the direct interest of St. Paul business
men in these projects, Mr. Maxwell re
ferred to the experience of Los An
geles and Omaha. In the former city,
though the areas to be Irrigated are
not directly tributary to it, the busi
ness men stated that the making of
the surveys had so increased their
trade by the demand for supplies that
they had derived great benefit, and
that they therefore saw that the actual
construction work would add millions
to their commerce. Omaha also ex
pected that her population would dou~
ble in ten years and her business grow
correspondingly through the comple
tion of irrigation projects on the North
Platte. "What," asked Mr. Maxwell,
"may not the merchants of St. Paul
reasonably expect, not only from the
carrying out of these gigantic plans,
but from the settlement of tens of mil
lions of new people in the country
tributary to it commercially?"
Mr. Maxwell's remarks were listened
to with great interest and received
with hearty and repeated applause. At
their close President Smith introduced
Prof. Shaw, who spoke briefly of his
interest in irrigation projects, and their
value to the state and to the whole
Northwest. Mr. Beardsley spoke brief
ly on the interest manifested here in
irrigation, and the gentlemen present
afterward had an opportunity to meet
Mr. Maxwell personally.
derone, the missing suspect, was known
to have carried.
Evidences of Two Assailants.
Besides the bloody handkerchief found
near the trail which led in the direction of
St. Paul, a .piece of a bloody rag was also
found along a third trail of blood, which
would indicate that there were two assail
ants who attacked Battalia. This trail is
really a continuation of the dripping of
blood which was followed Thursday to
a meat market at 2504 Riverside, where
a pool of blood was found inside a storm
door.
Yesterday the trail was picked up again
and led out Riverside to Fifth street, on
Fifth street to Eighth avenue south past
the morgue, and out Sixth avenue to
Ninth street, and then back Into "Hell's
Half Acre," and then down Sixth street to
Second avenue south to Fourth street,
where it was lost again. At Sixth street
and Ninth avenue a bloody rag was found,
which appeared to be a piece of a hand
kerchief which was marked with the let
ter "H."
While the Italians of Minneapolis scout
the theory that the murder was the result
of the Mafia, the penalty of an oath-bound
society whom Battalia had offended, they
have offered no other motive for the
murder than that Battalia had quarreled
with Calderone and his brother Phillippe
Battalia, and had argued with others over
his intention to forswear his allegiance
to his native country and to join the
Masons.
A witness has been found who saya
that about 8 o'clock Salvatore Battalia
came to the house at 1001 Western ave
nue, and Antonio Calderone was there.
Battalia said he was going to join a
Masonic lodge that night, and Calderone
attempted to dissuade him. Batallia left
the house, and Calderone went five min
utes later.
This bears out the theory that Cal
dorone joined Battalia and a third man,
composing the party of Italians who
boarded the Minnehaha car, who are re
membered by Conductor Souci.
The finding of bloody trails leading
from the Franklin avenue bridge in the
direction of St. Paul and back to Minne
apolis fits in with the theory that two
men attacked and fought Battalia to his
death.
Struggled on the Bridge.
There are indications of a struggle on
the bridge, in addition to the circum
stance that the blades of both knives
found near the bridge are broken. There
are the marks of bloody fingers on one
of the supports of the bridge.
J. W. Donahue, who stumbled over
Battalia's body and gave the alarm, says
that the lights were out, which ordinarily
burned, as he had noticed in crossing the
bridge nightly, and it is reasonable to
suppose that Battalia had been lured to
the bridge to be stabbed to death in the
darkness.
The blood found on the floor of the
bridge has been analyzed and pronounced
to be arterial blood, and that it was
sprinkled about so profusely would indi
cate a struggle with more than one assail
ant.
Calderone was about 25 years old, and
a young man of large stature. He had
come to Minneapolis from Winnipeg in
March and had resided with several
Italians at 1001 Western avenue.
ENTICE VICTIM INTO
ROOM AND ROB HIM
Three Men Are Arrested on Complaint of
F. Lonnegin.
Three men, Frank Smith, Dan O'Mpju«
St. Paul's Silk Selling Store.
Field, Scbiick $ Co.
Entrance—Wabasha, Fourth, Fifth and St. Peter Streets.
SdJe holiday ribbons
A great purchase of the most desirable
of all silk taffeta ribbons on sale Saturday
3£-inch ribbon 4 and 4£-inch 5-inch ribbon The handsomest
Isc value 25c ribbon worth to 40c 50c to 75c
at at at ribbons
lOc Isc I9c 25c
This Is a sale of absolutely new, perfect, desirable, all silk taffeta ribbons —
Not poor colors, because there is every shade and color that can be pro
duced, and besides there is plenty of white, cream and black. There are satin
taffetas and washable taffetas—there are plain colors and there are fancy
weaves—there are warp prints, plaids, Persian designs, polka dots, etc., etc.
Come early and get them while they're fresh, clean and new.
A Great Shoe Day for the Children!
Determined clearance
Boys' 2.25 heavy winter shoes, « sr**,, V^sss*^
only alt I ijfsi
only !• vjf J3ff 7
There are only sizes 12 to 2in the sale, and If your boy's feet jr*/ I
can be fitted, it's the best chance you'll get for good, reliable • V
shoes for winter at a bargain price. ; :.:> J&//
Two others for Children and Misses J!?(L^^Ji
Child's extension sole box calf Shoe, 8% to 11; .- _
every pair worth 2.00. Today *«75 |^r*K .S^^^^^
Misses' extension sole box calf Shoe, 11 % to ,- m , tBm^SX
2; every pair worth 2.50. _ Today Z.UO '"T ■ 1 **^
Some startling bargain
feature./* for the men
Men's 2.00 In the great purchase of
UniSUitS Munsing ma.de underwear
we succeeded in getting included a lot of men's heavy
S«ja SBP weight wool union suits which were just a shade differ
jg fS[ ent in color from the regular Munsing stock for men.
H Jmt But each suit is worth every penny of 2.00, and if you
KB ' are out for a phenomenal bargain, you'll find it in this
9&m ±^m suit at 1.15. No! many, sizes will soon give out in a
sale of this kind. Come early!
If you want separate garments—that And still th.-i R/fp>n*c o'nlf o'lrivp*
is, shirts and drawers- q_ i • is good choice lTIC" » &"" 6 IUYCJ
and if you want some- waiepriCe The greatest all-wool
thing really good, get ' glove sale in the store's _
Borne of those New Tj history !g in full swing. && B% &*
England Mills gar- H J_M I All Imported 75c gloves. #llf
ments. , They're worth JloadV All sizes, all colors. Sale a^W^^^*'
1.50 each ::V.r price \mr <^
HEAR THE CALL OF THE WILD
Three Hundred Thanksgiving Turkeys Fty the Coop and a
Pet Bear Makes a Dash for Liberty.
Three hundred well-fattened tur
keys, under sentence of execution,
made a successful dash for liberty yes
terday afternoon from their place of
confinement at R. E. Cobb's commis
sion house on East Third street.
The turkeys were in a big coop,
where they were being prepared for
market, but an unmanageable truck
team backed a wagon into the coop and
300 of the condemned birds, sought
safety in flight. Less than half a
dozen of the number were recaptured;
at least no more were returned to the
commission house.
Last night the turkeys were well
scattered over the down-town district
and there was scarcely a building
which did not furnish a roosting place
for one or more of the gobble birds.
The news of the wholesale delivery
of the stall-fed turkeys spread rap
idly, however, and dozens of men and
boys were out searching for the tur
keys last night in anticipation of a
Thanksgiving dinner.
The smashing of the large coop and
the escape of the turkeys was the
cause of much confusion on commis
sion row yesterday afternoon. The
turkeys ran or flew in every direc
tion, and the efforts of the half hun
dred men to catch them were in vain.
They sought safety by flying to the
tops of tall buildings, and while a few
were being recaptured almost the en
tire number succeeded In getting away.
The turkeys were to have furnished
St. Paul families with Thanksgiving
dinners, and while it Is probable that
many of them will serve this purpose,
the commission house which lost them
will not profit by it.
and George Rltter were arrested yester
day by Detective Rowland, accused of
taking F. Lonnegin, a brakeman, into a
room at 330 South Robert street, where
they are said to have robbed him of
about $7 in cash and a watch, which one
of them pawned for $15.
Smith was later taken to the city hos
pital, suffering from delirium tremens.
SAYS HE WAS LURED TO
SALOON AND POUNDED
Charles Lindstrom Is Roughly Used—Po
lice Arrest Him and Alleged Assailants.
Pounded so severely that one of his
.eyes was nearly gouged out, and with
fseveral cuts on his face, Charles Lind
strom told the police last night that he
had been lured to a saloon on the upper
flats, near West Seventh street, by his
brother-in-law, L. J. Nutsman, with
whom he had had a dispute.
He said that when he entered the sa
loon he was struck by two men, and that
they had given him the worst of the
fight which ensued. Patrolman McGulre
was notified of the fight and when he
arived he arrested Lindstrom and John
Blonek. L. J. Nutsman, brother-in-law
of Lindstrom. later went to the police
station and was placed under arrest. He
denied the charges made by Lindstrom.
Airship Is Destroyed.
PARIS, Nov. 20.—The Lebaudy air
ship, on descending today near the bal
looning grounds at Meudon, struck a
tree and blew up. The whole airship
was completely destroyed, but the oc
cupants, a pilot and an engineer, were
uninjured. M. Lebaudy was not on
board. The airship, which was the ona
that made the recent remarkable flight
from Moisson to Paris, ascended this
morning from the Champs de Mars.
The airship maneuvered well and
moved against a brisk wind toward
Meudon. When about to descend there
a current of air drove the ship into a
tree top, the branches ripped an enor
mous hole in one side of the balloon
and the latter collapsed, leaving the
Always.Remember the Pull .Name . /$
laxative ftromo Quinine >£ (VLjy on every
Archie, the pet bear at the Harriet
island "zoo," had the Midway district
all to himself Thursday afternoon. He
had never enjoyed himself so husHy
since he left his native home In .Mon
tana.
Archie was en route with others of
the "zoo" to spend the winter at Min
neapolis, where is to be exhibited in
a Mill City museum for so much per,
and the wagon carrying the packing
case in which was stored his bearshlp
was just crossing the line.
"Woof!" was the sound that greet
ed the ears of the startled driver as ha
turned and espied a claw-equipped
paw sticking through a crack in the
packing case.
Next there was a splintering of
boards and Archie was free.
The driver didn't stop to Investigate
He bolted, and soon Archie, with
long strides, was clambering down the
wagon and hustling for the fields.
Prior avenue police station, with
all the reserves it could muster, was
put on the track of the liberty-loving
Archie, and for the next two hours
mounted officers did hurdle stunts and
plain-clothes men climbed trees and
dodged a bunch of playful claws in
an effort to corral the festive Archie.
Archie's chain, fast in the forked limb
of a tree, finally brought his period of
liberty to an end, and with a patrol
in front, two mounted officers in the
rear, and a wondering crowd of young
sters and frightened adults at a re
spectful distance. Harriet island's
pride and glory was led back to his
cage, and the journey was resumed.
framework of the superstructure dan
gling from the tree. The two occu
pants of the airship, M. Juohnif*s\ an
aeronaut, and Rent, the engineer, u-or*
for a time in great danger, but climbed
down without sustaining- injuries.
A GUARANTEED CURE FOR PILES.
Itching-, Blind, Bleeding or Protruding
Piles. Your druggist will refund money
if PAZO OINTMENT falls to cure you in
6 to 14 days. 50c.
WAIFS OF THE WIRES.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Nov 2 O.—A cele
brated painting by the French artist
Charltan, representing the signing of the
protocol of peace between the United
States and Spain, has been presented to
the United States government by H. C.
Frick, of Plttsbuig.
ROCHESTER, N. V., Nov. 20.—The
convention of the National Grange came
to a close today. Resolutions were adopt
ed favoring the establishment of county
and district agricultural high school.
The 1904 convention will be held at Port
land, Or.
BERLIN, Nov. 20.—The governor of
Windhoek, German Southwest Africa,
telegrams that Lieut. Jobst and Sergeant
Gray have been killed In a battle with
the Bondelzwarts tribesmen, whose chief
also was killed. The governor adds that
the rebellion is ended.
LISBON, Nov. 20. —Several persons were
killed and many others belonging to the
highest families, including the Duchess of
Palmella, chief woman in waiting of the
queen's bed chamber, were severely in
jured in a railway accident today on the
Cascaes line.
PITTS BURG, Pa., Nov. 20. —TJia soiling
price of crude oil was advance! 5 centfl
a barrel today by the Standard and Inde
pendent pipe lines. The price quoted to
day is $1.82, as against $1.77 yesterday.
NEW YORK, Nov. 20.—1n a speech at
the banquet of the Society of Naval Ar
chitects tonight Senator Hanna advocated
the ship subsidy bill.
GIBRALTAR, Nov. 20.—The Columbia,
the sailing boat, nineteen feet long, in
which Capt. Eisenbraun left Boston Aug.
11 alone for Marseilles, has arrived here.

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