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Carl Coler Declares He Is Un
lawful Offspring of Em
peror William I.
Income Cut Off, He Demands that
Germany's Ruler Pro
vide for Him.
Special to The Journal.
Chicago, Nov. 10.Claims of a man,
now a resident of Chicago, who makes
the amazing assertion that he is the
disinherited son of Emperor William I
of Germany, grandfather of the present
kaiser, have been laid before Herr von
Wever, the imperial German consul, in
the form of an affidavit. Consul von
Wever forwarded today to his imperial
master the report of the Chicagoan's
representations, tho he makes light of
them officially.
The "pretender" is Carl Coler, who
lives at 613 North Clark street. He
declares that Emperor Wilhelm must
recognize and provide for him as befits
Of Distinguished Appearance.
Coler is 58 years old, of distinguished
appearance and polished manners. In
Betting forth his claims he points to
his remarkable resemblance in features
and mannerisms, to the entire Hohen
aollern family.
Coler says that he has been cast off
by his three brothers, all men of the
highest note in his native country, af
ter he had consented to exile himself
in order that the scandal, which he al
leges is linked with his parentage,
might be hid and the name of a king
be shielded.
Coler. who says he was born in Ber
lin Sept. 30, 1848, says his mother was
Julia Coler, wife of Carl Coler, imperial
ambassador at large for making postal
treaties. During one of the ambassa
dor's numerous absences abroad, Kaiser
Wilhelm I became enamored of Mrs.
Coler and induced^er to become a lady
in waiting at the imperial court. Coler
died, he says, when the claimant was 3
years old.
Had Hint of Scandal.
After his mother's death, Carl de
clares, he learned the secret of his par
entage. When he talked of the matter
to his half-brothers they became en
raged and compelled him to leave the
country. He yielded and came to Chi
cago in 1885. Since then, he has lived
here and received regulaily a liberal
maintenance from his half-brothers.
This has been stopped, and Coler de
cided to make public his jparentage and
the proof before Kaiser Wilhelm.
Tho Consul von Wever denies that
the matter had ever been presented
to him before, it was evident that some
hint of the coming scandal had reached
the German consul in advance.
Coler avers that his parentage is
generally known at the German court,
and that Emperor Wilhelm will not dare
to dispute his allegations.
November 17th
Formerly Consuelo Vanderbllt, Who, It
Is Reported, Will Seek a Secret Di
vorce in America.
Secret Separation from Duke of
Marlborough May Be
Wife's Object.
Journal Special Service.
London, Nov. 10.The possibility of
conducting divorce proceedings in se
cret in the courts of New York may
take the Marlborough divorce case to
the former home of the duchess, who
was Consuelo Vanderbilt. It is de
clared that this means of escaping the
Sublicity which is attending Anna
ould's efforts to rid herself of her
titled husband in France has been con
sidered seriously by the duchess.
The duke is prepared to drive a hard
bargain in a bill of separation. He is
holding out against the duchess' de
mand for the custody of the children,
conditions which, if accepted, would be
equivalent to admission on the part of
the duchess that she was the wrong.
Confronted by these terms, the ducjiess
of Marlborough has taken no legal
steps to regain possession of her chil
dren. Her inactivity in this direction
has afforded excuse for much gossip and
Justification by the dnke's friends" of
his lofty attitude of injured innocence.
The duke is letting it be known that
he is exhausting every means at his
command to obtain an absolute divorce
to vindicate himself, but under the
English law he can obtain no relief,
tho he prove his case, if his wife can
establish faults on his part.
Salonlki, European Turkey. Nor 10 A Greek
band has killed twenty-fire Bulgarians and
burned manj houses at the town of Caradjova,
near Serres.
Practically One Fare mSB Carlisle vs.U.of M. Football Game
Oaod going Nov. 15, 16 and 17,
Returning lth. Ask R. R. Agents for Particulars.
Last night they "broke bread" together.
This afternoon they broke bones,
Spencer Kellogg Company Will
Establish Plant in
Marks Further Recognition of
City as Linseed Oil
The Spencer Kellogg company of
Buffalo, N. Y., the largest independent
linseed oil manufacturers in the world,
will build a mill in Minneapolis. Thirty
six presses, which means an important
capacity, have already been ordered for
the Minneapolis mill, and more will
probably be added eventually. The
location of the new plant is not defin
itely known, but it will probably be
somewhere near the present center of
the industry in Southeast Minneapolis.
The coming in of the Spencer Kel
logg company not only means much for
Minneapolis industrially, but it marks
the most important development for
several years in the linseed oil trade.
The recognition by this strong company
of the importance of Minneapolis is
highly significant. For years it has
owned large eastern mills, and will
shortly have in operation 186 presses,
making it tower above any other com
pany capacity, except only the Amer
ican Linseed Oil company, or so-called
It is said that twenty-four presses
will be installed here immediately. To
irovide accommodation for these and
machinery for necessary flaxseed
storage capacity, will require the erec
tion of buildings of considerable size.
Definite arrangements bearing upon
thpse points have not yet been made.
The# rise of Minneapolis into first
in the world as a linseed oil pro
ucer is one of the wonders of indus
trial change and development in the
west. Tho flaxseed had long been
crushed here, the growth of the indus
try really dates from the entry of E.
C. Warner, George F. Piper and W. D.
Douglas, who, about six years ago,
built the big Midland mill. Others fol
Minneapolis today has five active
plants. The American Linseed Oil com
pany operates one mill of forty fires3es
and has another, the Archer mill, of
sixteen presses, not always active. The
Midland operates ^ixty-f our presses, the
Archer-Daniels mill, which has iust been
enlarged, has fifty-six, the Minnesota
Linseed Oil company has twelve, and
the Northern Linseed Oil company ten.
Every year '8,000$00 bushels of flax
seed go into the crushers and 400,000
barrels of oil and 152,000 tons of oil
cake are produced. The business runs
to great figures annually, represents
large invseted capital and operates
for the material welfare of the city.
Jackson, La., Nov. 10.Every member of the
faculty of Centenary college here, except Pro
fessor Moncrief, has resigned as a consequence
of the recent stabbing* of Rev Dr Miller by
Moncrief Two days ago the entire student
body left the college for their home on account
of the retention of Professor Moncrief. Centen
ary college is a Methodist institution.
Bulletins from Field
By O'Loughlln.
Marshall Field* Chicago, Nov. 10.
The big football game of the west for
1906 is. being played on a heavy field.
The ram has been increasing since 10
a.m. and pools of water are filling the
planking of the seats.
Early toda^ there appears to have
been a grand rally of helpers on the
field, as it wasu covered with straw from
the south goaf to the 15-yard line on
the north, wfcen the team entered the
field. Large sheets of canvas covered
the straw va. the center of the field,
but it is not known when it was put
Slippery Ball Dangerous.
The gridiron, as near as can be seen,
appears to have a good stand of turf,
as* good as that of Northrop field. It
can stand a lot of wetting, altho at
this hour it is assured that a slippery
ball will make the fast passes possible
under the new rules almost an impos
The crowd is not coming very fast
into the stands, but the standing-room
division is filling up rapidly. The Chi
cago ushers are giving their "go Chi
cago yell" to keep warm.
Bain Cuts Attendance.
The rain will, it is estimated cut the
attendance by at least 8,000. There has
been a total ticket sale of more than
16,000, but many of these seatholders
are hardly expected to brave the disa
greeable weather. The rain is slacking
a trifle and a cool breeze from the
north is gaining a little strength.
Minnesota's rooters are arriving.
"They are standing up. They don't dare
to hit down as none thought to wear his
cravenete trousers.
The rain is increasing again and the
standing room gallery isassuming the
proportions and appearance of a mush
room bed of ombrella size.
Tie Dope Is Upset.
It, looks as tho still greater uncer
tainly as to the outcome of the game
has been introduced by the rain.
Chicago professes to believe that this
will help Minnesota, but the gophers
have been squeezing a dry gridiron as
well as the maroons.
The gopher attack might have been
a great surprise to the Chicago root
ers who were evidently expecting Dr.
Williams' menJjfco,Jplay
nothing but
straight footbafr^Dr. Wipams says a
wet fielo. w5il hfort Minnesota just as
bad as Chicago.
Minnesota's Band Conies.
Laborers have just started to clear
off the straw. The rain has obliterated
all yard marks. Volunteers are pour
ing over the fences and a Sandow might
find inspiration for a bombardy harvest.
Others are encouraging the laborers.
The crowd is fairly pouring in now.
The Minnesota band has just entered
the grounds and is marching to their
place in front of the west stand. Every
gate is admitting a stream of football
rooters, as. none others would leave
their fireside on an afternoon like this.
The wort of clearing the field is
progressing rapidly.
Band Parades Field.
The Minnesota band is now parading
the gridiron with considerable enthu
siastic cheering, and faint-hearted boom
ing of the wet bassdrum.
The gates are still admitting a steady
stream of umbrella-carrying rooters.
Coach Stagg Arrives.
Professor Stagg has appeared and
clad in a heavy mackintosh and leg
gins is directing th eremoval of the
straw from the gridiron. The Chicago
band is appearing on the Commons and
tive sections.
gridiron. Chicago is giving them a
tremendous reception.
More and more people. It begins to
look as tho after all the stands will be
completely filled.
There is little attention being paid
to seating the people in their respec
spective sections.
Newspaper Raincoats.
Both bands arc now parading the
gridiron and the enthusiasm has awak
ened for the first time today.
The Minnesota rooters in the middle
have just arrived in a group. They
have improvised cravenettes. They are
tearing slits in newspapers poking their
heads thru the slits and making the
paper act as an army rubber blanket.
Teams Await Call.
Both teams are in the gymnasium
and are waiting to be called.
Little work remains to clear the field,
altho the gridiron is nothing more than
a stretch of green sward, the rain hav
ing removed all traces of the lines,
and it will be impracticable to mark it
at this time.
Long John Cinclair and the Chicago
rooter team each bareheaded, but muf
fled in a big sweater are leading their
respective organizations in a series of
yelt calls campaign.
Playing "Hot Time."
Minnesota's bandmen are standing
out in the rain and manfully playing
"There Will Be a Hot Time in the Old
Town Tonight"there will be for
Chicago's band is now grouped on
the side lines and playing their famous
Go-Chicago" song which the maroon
rooters are giving lustily.
Minnesota is coming on the field
Ittner, Vita, Weist, Stafford, Smith,
Case, Marshall, Larkin, Doane, Schuk
nect, Current.
They are now going thru a light sig
nal practice going straight down the
field merely having the oall, but not
giving any formations.
Gophers Win Toss.
The stands look now to be completely
filled, altho the umbrellas take up con
siderable space.
The teams are now on the field*
Minnesota won the toss.
Minnesota chose to receive the kick
off, defending the south goal.
Parry kicked off at 2:11 p,m., sending
the ball to Minnesota on her 10-yard
line and it was run back to the 23-yard
Time out, Minnesota man hurt.
Coach of the Minnesota Team.
Gophers Strength Augmente
As Drizzling Rain Sets In
By H. L. Williams, Minnesota's
I am not claiming a victory for
Minnesota, but neither am I con
ceding anything to Chicago. We
are in condition to put up a hard
game against a great team, and
nobody can say what the result will
be. Every man on the Minnesota
eleven is in his best physical trim,
and I think the gophers will do all
that is expected of them. I know
that in Eckersall and Steffen Chi
cago has two of the most dangerous
men on the gridiron, and our de
fense will have plenty of work in
stopping them. I hope for a dry,
fast field.
By O'Loughlln.
Chicago Beach Hotel, Nov. 10.
"The day of the game" dawned with
a heavy fog hanging over the lake
and South Chicago, but with the weath
er bureau predicting fair and cooler
weather for the afternoon. There was
little breeze, and if the battle of this
afternoon develops into a kicking con
test, there will not be anything save
the rush of the opponents to worry the
Chicago is changing sentiment re
garding the game. Yesterday there
was a general air of confidence over
the result. Last night, the sporting
fraternity from down-town invaded the
hotels and talked loudly of betting with
odds of 10-8 on Chicago. They found
few takers, as the rooter delegation
had hardly started to sell to their ordi
nary strength.
Yesterday all of the talk was to the
effect that the Minnesota giants, as they
term them, would be slow, and there
was much gossip as to how Messrs.
Eckersall and Steffens would circle the
ends and make monkeys of the "giants
of the north."
Stagg Admits Fear.
There was a constant stream of cu
rious rooters thru the hotel yesterday
to look over the team and in some way
or other there has come a change as to
the idea of Minnesota's speed.
Another thing which has gone to
knock some of the cocksureness out of
Chicago was Professor Stagg's frank
admission at last night's banquet that
he knew Harry Williams, knew his
ability as a football strategist and
coach, and was afraid of him.
As the teams come out for the fray
Chicago admits that it is going to be
a mighty close game, and some of the
newspaper forecasts are that Chicago
will win, of course, but a very scant
Williams Baffles Dopists.
The gopher coach has been the de
spair of the Chicago reporters. He has
declined to forecast victory for his
men. He has held oack the weights
and refused to tell anything about his
line-up. This has caused them no small
discomfort, but they have not permit
ted any lack of information from pre
venting them from printing "facts
about the game."
Downtown, in the loop section, Minr
nesota has owned the earth. The bulk
of the gopher rooters who arrived yes
terday morning stopped down in the
city and there was a continual pour
ing in of them all afternoon and l$st
night. The "avalanche came this
morning. r-^ i
Maroon and Gold Everywhere.
Minnesota colors were to be seen
everywhere on the streets last night
*.T ^m
Maroon Backers Fear Heavy
Field Would Be Disas-
trous to Chicago
Dr. Williams' Silence Re-
garding Team Worries
Chicago Dopesters.
Hordes of Minneapolis Root-
ers in Windy City to
Cheer Gophers.
"Co." Lee Leads Army and
Predicts a Minnesota
Chicago's Confidence Weakens as the Fray Approaches
Stagg Frankly Admits Fear of Giants from Minnesota
The Probable Lineup.
Weight. Height, once.
Position. Player.
Bight end, Parry "204 ~0 "i
Bight tackle, Kelley.. 188 6-10Vi 1
Bight guard, McCarthy. 176 6-1 1
Center, Anderson 178 6-8 1
Left guard, Noll 191 6-11 3
Left taokle, Russell.... 184 6-2 3 ft
Left end, Walker... 170 5-10 8
Quarterback, Eckersall.. 142 6-6 4
Bight half, Steffen 158 5-9 1
Left half, Iddings 158 5-10 1
fullback, Finger 162 6-11 1
Weight. Height, ence. Position. Player. Weight Height
Left end, Snyder 172 6-0
Left tackle, Ittner 284 6-3
Left guard, Vita 211 6-2
Center, Safford 177 6-1
Bight guard, Smith.. 215 5-0
Bight taokle, Case 222 6-10
Bight end, Marshall 175 6-1
Quarterback, Larkin.. ..163 5-7
Left half, Bobertson 163 5-9
Bight half, Shuknecht... 178 6-11
FuTlbaok, Current 192 6-0
Substitutes: ChicagoEnds Sohommer,
170 guards, Jones, 176 center, Harris, 173
quarterback. Templeton, 140: halfbacks,
Medford, 163 Barker, 146.
I MinnesotaLinemen, Bandelin, 188 baoks,
I Doane, 178 Holmes. 178.
I Total weight, Chicago, 1,906 pounds Mln
nesota, 2,097 pounds.
I Average weight, Chicago, 178 3-11 pounds
I Minnesota, 190 7-11 pounds.
I Total weight in line: Chicago, 1,286
pounds Minnesota, 1,899 pounds.
Average weight In line: Chicago, 188 5-7
pounds Minnesota. 199 6-7 pounds.
Total weight of baokneld: Chicago, 620
pounds Minnesota, 698 pounds.
Average weight in Mckneld: Chicago,
158% pounds Minnesota, 174% pounds.
and wherever a few were gathered to
gether in the name of Minnesota they
gave the official whoop and sang the
"Well Cheer for Minnesota" hymn.
The team rolled out of bed early
today and at 8:80 a.m. breakfasted in
a private dining-room. A sharp walk
for a mile up the boulevard on the
lakeshore was taken, and lunch was
served at 11:30. After that the team
went back to the rooms for a short
rest and long exhortation from the
coach and then to the field.
"OoL" Lee Heads Army.
At 10 a.m. the vanguard of the
rooting brigade started to pouring into
the hotel, headed by "Colonel" Lee,
Al J. Smith and the Minnesota band.
After that it was a procession, every
train on the suburban line pouring its
freight upon the platform a block away
from headquarters.
They swarmed the corridor,1
Coach of the Chicago Team.
By O'Laughlin.
Chicago Beach Hotel, Nov. 10.
A light drizzling rain is coming
off the lake. Chicago does not like
it, figuring that a heavy field
would slow up the Chicago
attack and give the gophers the
edge. There is no sign of a let-up
to the rain, but, on the contrary,
it looks as tho it might grow
By A. A. Stagg, Chicago's Coach.
I still think it is an even chance.
I am banking on our speed, our
cleverness, our quick charging, and,
most of all, on Eckersall, to beat
out the weight and strength of
Minnesota. Williams has a team
that is in every way a great bunch,
This is the big game of the season.
I still believe that the new rules
favor us. Under the old rules
Minnesota would have had a big
advantage because of their beef,
but under the new code, we ought
to be able to overcome this handi
cap by our speed. It looks like a
nesota, people. It looks as tho the"f
Chamber of Commerce and Minneapolis x.
clubs are deserted or transferred to*&
The maroon and gold is to be seen
everywhere from the modest rosette of
the alumnus to the two-yard streamer
of the freshmen, and they are still
MInnesotans Beceived a Bousing Gresfc
ing from Chicago "U."
Chicago, Nov. 10.Minnesota IfoofN
hall players attended their first puritj
banquet at the Chicago Commons last
night and liked it rather welL
In the afternoon Dr. Williams loaded
his men into a big tallyho and took
them out to a small baseball park at
the lower end of Jackson park, where
they went thru a vigorous signal prac
tice. For some reason the trunks failed
to reach the hotel until nearly 0 o'clock
and the men took their final work out
in street clothing. The spectacle
.Bob Marshall playing
shirt and paten.tW leather shoes was suf
ficient to the risibilities of a
the "handshaking arms of the team and
inquired breathlessly, "How do you
Tlie arrivals ranged all of the way
from the humble student rooter who
came on the blind baggage to the mil
lionaire lumber alumnus or merchant
magnate. -I
Sees No Chance for .Maroons. \'*&"*
At 10:05 Colonel Lee w#s- addressing
a large gathering in the Turkish eham-*
ber on how,, little, a chance- Chicago has
to even score, his ringing and stentorian
truths and epigrams re-echoing thru t&ie
long corridors.
Now it is Minnesota. Minnesota. Min-
watched the drill from knotholes fin the
fence and voiced their appreciation by
giving the Go-gp-Chicago yelL
Returning to the hotel the men, after
a hasty toilet, were hustled into car*
riages and taken to the scene of the
banquet. The great hall was packed'
to the doors with students. As the
gophers entered the Chicagoans stood
and cheered vociferously. They gave
their own yells and those of Minnesota.
On an elevation at the end of the bfjr
hall the tables of honor had beeft
At the central table were
oache Stagg and Williams, Professor
James Paige of Minnesota, Dean Hall
and Dr. Clapp of Chicago, Professor H.
P. Nachtreib of Minnesota, John Glea
son, president of the Minnesota board
of athletic control and Captains Cur
rent and Eckersall. The teams were
placed at either side, the players mix
ing up at the two tables in sociable
fashion. Minnesota, Yale, Chicago and
Chicago alumni were at other tables.
It was a noisy banquet. Minnesota
alumni mixed their signals on trying
manfully at the Chicago veils and Chi
cago alumni and students had an equal
ly hard time at twisting their tongues
aboilt the Ski-U-Mah message. Every
sentiment expressed or course served
was accompanied by this vocal inter
change of courtesies.
A Battle of Bouquets. 4
The speechmaking, led by Professor
Stagg, was a period of felicitation in
which the brotherhood of man in gener
al ,and football players in particular
predominated. Bouquets of subtle per
fume and others with the flavor of,
the broader sentiment were handed
back and forth between the leaders.
Speeches were made by Professor James
Paige, Dr. H. S. WilKams, John Glea
son and Captain Current for Minnesota
'and by' Professor Stagg, Dean Hall,
Dr. Clapp and Captain Eckersall of
Chicago. Each division assured the
other that honorable victory was the
one consideration, but that if defeat
must come the vanquished could not
by any means choose a better or more
highly respected victor. The ethical
side of intercollegiate athletics was
touched upon and each new sentiment
called forth a fxoih round, of ,cheen.

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