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