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LESS I#W TEfl fEET
IBPARATED THE ICE RACERS AT
LAKE COMO AT ANY TIME
I'ESTERDAY.
J.S.JOHNSON WON THE THIRD
BY A CLOSE MARGIN AFTER A
HARD RACE IN THE
WIND.
TIME WAS IMSIALLY SLOW,
The Skaters Taking ::.^7 to Make
tlic Mile— other Sporting News
of Sunday.
Owing to the high wind that pre-
Vailed yesterday afternoon the crowd
■at Como was much smaller than an
ticipated. The feature of the afternoon
was the one-mile race between John S.
Johnson, of Minneapolis, and John F.
Davidson, of St. Paul. This was the
third of a series of races between the
two skat^r.s. The first, skated at Still
water last "Wednesday, was won by
Davidson in 3:15. The second, at Min
neapolis Friday, was taken by Johnson
In 2:59. This made the contest yester
day quite exciting, and over a thou
san spectators braved the cold wind
to witness the event. A special track
had been prepared, but the high wind
prevented fast time being made. The
contestants started together, and at
no time were they ten feet apart.
Johnson took the lead in the first lap,
nut (in the second gave way to David
s', v.. who held first place until on the
Stretch on the last lap, when Johnson
spurted and crossed the wire first four
*»- t ahead. The judges were Messrs.
**en. Martin and Lowe. The time
announced was 3:^7. John F. and Fan
ny Davidson will leave St. Paul for
Hacine, Wis., Tuesday. They will give
exhibitions in that city for two days,
and then go to Canada, where they will
put in two months in exhibition skat
ing ;it various points.
INDIANAPOLIS I'AXS
Anxious About the Players lOwJng
Will Keep.
INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 30.— The local
base ball fans are shivering over the
fear that Capt. Ewing will halt a long
time before he makes up his mind what
playt-rs will be funned to the Hoosier
Club, and they are showing more im
patience than th" local management
pvei ihe outlook. So far nothing has
been heard from the players of last sea-
Bon, but it is taken for granted that
Bogriever, Motz, Kahoe, Foreman and
Phillips will .sign a Hoosier contract,
and there is some hope that Ewing will
conclude that McFarland needs more
seasoning in a smaller league and will
.-••■;.. I him. back for another season.
Manager Allen has written to a friend
at Knoxvilie, Term., to hunt up Wiley
Davis and see what condition the
"Squirrel Hunter" is in. Davis is not
wanted here unless he is willing to get
Into condition. Two seasons ago, while
playing here, he- was one of the laziest
mortals ever stepping into a diamond,
with about as much ambition as an
over-fed pug dog. Much trouble is ap
prehended in filling Gray's place on
thin), as an all-round hitter and fielder
like him is hard t" find.
A good shortstop has been secured in
Allen, who played with Detroit and Bos
ton last season. A contract has been
foi warded to W. A. Thompson, a young
pitcher recommended by the Burlington
management, and Knepper has also
been signed for a trial.
There is some amusement over two
1' tiers which Manager Alien has receiv
ed limn Charles Collars, of the Inter-
State 1-ague last sf-ason. who wants a
chance to show that he is a "comer."
Collars offers to forfeit part of his
salary if he fails, to bat above the 300
mark, and, according to his claims, he
can outbat, outfield and outrun any
]>l.i\- r in the Western league. So far
Manager Allen ha? shown no disposition
to nibble at Mr. Collars' very flattering
offers.
NO MORE BOUTS FOR POINTS.
Cream City Police Will Stop Boxing
Contests.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Jan. 30.— Chief
of Police Jans-sen has decided to put a
stop to all boxing contests in this city
in the future. Several entertainments
of this character have been held within
the past three months by various ath
letic societies in Milwaukee, the under
standing being that the contests would
be for points only, as there is a state
law prohibiting prize fighting. The
fighters, however, overstepped the
boundary, and in several instances
knock-outs went on record.
chief Janssen arrived at his decision
today,' after considering reports turned
over to him by subordinate officers of
the contests which took place in the
quarters of the Milwaukee Athletic
club in the Armory a few nights ago, in
which prize bouts were fought between
pugilists from Chicago, Detroit and lo
cal boxers. In several instances blood
flowed freely, and one of the contests
was .-lopped by the police.
KITZ L AI GHS AT IT.
Will \ot Consider the Conaidine
Offer.
DETROIT, Mich., Jan. 30.—Fitzsim
mons and Julian declined to consider
Corbett's final challenge today. Con
sidine. of this city, who had undertak
en to have the fight pulled off for a
purse of $25,000, held an Interview
with Julian and Fitzsimmons, with
n presentatives of the press as wlt
ni sses. Fitzeimmona declared that
Corbett was no longer in his
Class and would not be until he had
whipped Maher.
Sent to (Jrass in Grass Valley.
GRASS VALLEY. CaL. Jan. 30.— 1n three
rounds, before the Crass Valley Athletic club,
I>;in Murphy, of Sal: Lake, knocked out Jack
McCausland, of Brown's Valley. Murphy
rushed the fight from the start and in the
third round knocked McCausland down four
times.
No Farm for Anybody.
TOT,EI)O, Jan. 30.— Manager Strobel, of the
Pimplfis, blotches, blackheads, rod, rough,
oily, moihy skin, itching, scaly scalp, dry,
thin, and falling hair, and baby blemishes
prevented by Cuticura Soap, tho most
effective skin purifying and beautifying
soap in the world, as well as purest and
sweetest for toilet, bath, and nursery. c
vSo^^^ B
6o»p i< toll throughout the world. Porrra Vnua in
Ciikm. <'.>iir.. Bate I'rop-.. Boston, U. S. A.
C ]• •■ Uuw to PKICUI l-'*ce Humors," m»lletl free.
EUEDV Ulllina I'rom Pimples to Scrofula cure*
I. B kill nifmtm tj cuhcu»a iumkdiu.
Tolecl* base ball team, says that this «ity
Will be no "farm" for the National league
teams. lie also says he is run Ding no kin
dergarten, cither. The Toledo team will bo
composed of players who will have no strings
attached to them by the big league. It will
be a case of the big league buying Mr. Stro
bcl's players outright if they want thejn.
BASE BALL SMALL TALK.
Witrock may pitch for Detroit again thi3
year.
• * *
A Cincinnati exchange says Iloinie Peitz
has bet Jake Stenzel, the crack outfielder of
the Baltimores, a $50. suit of clothes that the
Rf-ds will be in front of Fhe Orioles at the
close of the championship race.
• » *
Guess Xo. 56,789 in the Anson contest:
'One of the prominent coffee growers of
Honduras has determined to purchase the
power plants at Niagara Falls. He will as
sociate himself with A. C. Anson, the vet
eran Chicago base ball man. This venture,
it is understood, will effectually dispose of the
other stories relative to Ansou's future busi
ness."—Kansas City Journal.
» * •
It is said Tony Mullane has signed with
Comigkey again. Another story is that Cora
my will sell him to Detroit.
• • *
Stalling. 1 ? says that a dr-al of Sam Thomp
son for Dusty Miller would suit him.
The Ohio State Journal says that tli>>ro is
no chanc of Eddie Hurke going to Colum
bus.
• » *
If the Cincinnati club makes any money |
on its practice trip it will be divided among
the players.
• * *
The Philadelphia Inquirer says that the
only player who has a cinch on an infield
position is Monte Cross.
• • •
Amos Rusie is working off superfluous flesh j
by long spins ovSr the roads in the Hoosier
capital. Amos taboos the wheel as a means
of flesh reduction, and believes in the old
fashloncd methods, such as long walks.
• • *
Charley Ganzel, the Boston backstop, has I
secured the agency for a shirt manufactory,
and Is located in Boston.
• • 4
Jimmy Callahan is training the Amherst
college team.
• • *
Schmelz has written for April datrs in Cin
cinnati.
• » *
The Cincinnati ball park has been under
water lately.
• * ♦
Pete Browning, "the gladiator," expec'.s to
catch on in the Texas hiigue.
"• • *
The New York Clipper says Senator Gor- I
man, of Baltimore, was a prominent figure
in base ball circles in the TOs, playing in the
outfield for the old Nationals, of Washington,
.lolm A. McCail, president of the New York
Life Insurance company, and a director in
the New York base ball club, was a promi
nent amateur at Albany, N. V., playing ;;i
the outiield for the Live Oaks, of that city.
He also had quite a reputation as an um
pire, offlriating in th* National-Atlantic
game. Aug. <j, 1868, at Albany. N. V., and
tlif National-Cincinnati game, Oct. 7, lv;s,
same :>laee.
• * *
The Yale university base ball team will
have a new man this year in Henry Clarkson,
who was with the Harvard team two years !
ago. Clarkson Is a broth-r of the celebrated
ex-league pitchers, John und Arthur, and he
has learned ail lie knows about lie jiumn
from them. At Harvard he led the team in
batting and fielding, but for the same reason
that Holt, of Princeton, left Cambridge, he
withdrew from the crimson ranks and went
to Yale.
• • *
Baltimore will have new bleachers next
season. They will hold 7,000 people.
• * *
Applications for positions on the National
league staff of umpires number i3;io.
• * *
iTanager Selee frowns on the proposition
to give Stiveits and a large .slice of casli for
Jack Taylor.
• * *
Phil Knell, the southpaw win played with
Kansas City in 1896, is trying to get a posi
tion on some team for next season.
• * »
Jimmy Manning lias signed Third Baseman
Hoover, of Dallas, who was cnn.-:iderrd one |
of the best inflelders of the Texas league, if j
he does not show up strong enough for the
Blues he will be farmed to a Western asso
ciation club, says the Ohio State Journal.
» * *
"Old Hoss" Twineham is working In the
Louisville Elcclric Light works. He .-ays
Buckley was not lushing last season, in spite
of what othi rs may say.
"A team that could land in sixth placa
or betier would make SIO.OOO in a season at
St. Louis," said Stanley Robinson, of the
Cleveland club.
» * *
Dick Hartley, who lives in Quaker dim will
Join the college coach era. He has been .n
--gaged to train the Villa Nova Candida ( i
and starts in Feb. 1.
• ♦ ♦
Bill Sohriver thinks that the Pirates go*
the long end of the deal with Cincinnati
and will be pennant chasers next season.
» » *
Manager Murray, of Providence, and Jack
Ryan, the old Boston catcher, gave Manager
Selee considerable consolation by telling him
that Pitcher Wills was the real thing
• » *
Third Baseman Elmo Jacobs, who was on
the Colonels' list last year and hsd to give
way to Billy Clingmau. has about decided
to go to the Atlantic league and play with
the Paterson club.
sYILLWATER NEWS.
Two Ministerial Changes— Snovr Aids
Loss** 1 "* '•» *•»*' Wood*.
Jack Hagan. a familiar character in this |
city, known as "Whisk*}- Jack," died at the I
city hospital at noon yesterday of B right's
disease of the kidneys. Deceased was 52 years
of age and has been in Stillwater many !
years.
The St. Croix Bocin and Dam company has
had a force of men at work for some time
picking up scattering logs between Nevers
dam and the boom, and the winter has been
exceptionally fine for that kind of work. It
is estimated the crew will get between four
and five million feet of logs that were carried ;
out over the low lands during high water.
Snow flurries of sufficient quantity to im
prove logging roads occurred the past week,
and conditions for work in the pineries have
been improved materially. Skidding is prac- i
tically over in some camps, but the hauling
crews will continue work just as long as
possible.
Rev. John Oliver, of Fenton, Mich., has
been called to preach at the First Baptist !
church in this city, and will begin his duties '
some time in February. Mr. Oliver supplied
the pulpit several Sundays and made a very
favorable impression with members of the
church and congregation.
Rev. John Watson, of the First Methodist
church, left for England last evening, where I
his v.ife is seriously ill.
Members of the Stillwater Gun club en
joyed their regular weekly shoot on Lake St.
Croix yesterday afternoon, and, drspite the
heavy wind and unfavorable conditions for
shooting, several very good scores were
made.
factoriesTn ashes.
Loss of Fully SpIOO.OOO in n \ew
York; Fire.
NEW YORK. Jan. 30. —The cardboard
factory of S. Trier & Son, Brooklyn,
■which caught fire early this morning,
was entirely destroyed. In the same
building Samuel Schindelman had a
knitting goods mill, and Schneider Bros.
a cut glass factory. The firm of Trier
& Son had machinery valued at $40,000,
all of which was destroyed. Their total
loss is placed at more than $100,000. The
losses of Schindelman and Schneider
Bros., whose plants were also com
pletely destroyed, could not be ascer
tained.
Gathering- of Orangemen.
PORT HURON. Mich.. Jan. 30. — The
Orangemen of Michigan and Onatrio Can.,
decided to hold their annual celebration on
July 12. 1898, at Port Huron. The mayor, H.
W. Stevens, extends an invitation to all or
ganizations of Orangemen to attend.
Historic Relies Burned.
MAYSVILLE, Ky., Jan. 30.— The Washing
ton opera house and the Mason county library
building, full of rare books and historic
relics, were burned today, and a number of
business houses more or less damaged. Loss,
$50,000.
Liciuor Made Him Crazy.
DENVER. Col., Jan. 30.— The crazy man
v/ho demanded $3,000,000 at the Colorado
National bank Saturday has been identified
as Charles Heyn, a sausage-maker, formerly
employed by the Denver Packing company.
Heyn's insanity was caused by the excessive
use of liquor.
««^.
Caught a. Uoston *'isconder.
Special to the Globe.
WINNIPEG. Jan. 30.— Abraham Tibbits, an
absconder from Boston, was arrested at Re
glna today. His embezzlements were very
heavy.
THE SAIiXT PAUI, GLOBS: MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 1898.
n THRlkblJlG SLIDE
WOMAN'S STUPENDOUS FEAT AT
THE GREAT XATIOXAL SPORT
OF NORWAY.
CHRISTIANIA WENT WILD.
THIS EXCITING DESCENT OF THE
SNOW-COVERED HILL HAD
NEVER BEEN EQUALED.
A NOVEL GAME IS SKI-ING.
Dn.isrerouM, Too, for Those Who
Have Not Nerves of Stoel and
Trained Muscles.
Special Correspondence of the Globe
CHRISTIANIA, Jan. 18.— Ski-ing,
queen of national sport, is at its ze
nith in Norway. The country, at its
best, is a desolate part of the earth in
winter time, and were it not for some
such healthful, inspiring, invigorating
and exhilarating pastime as that pro
vided by the great outdoor game of
the Norwegian, there would not be
much in life for the inhabitants of this
Northern land.
The necessary elements for the suc
cessful practicing of the novel sport
are: Snow that lies deep, crisp and
firm; a cold, frosty air, and a whole
some appetite for outdoor recreation.
When the time for ski-ing is ripe Nor
way turns out in counties, in villages
and in clubs. Only those who have
seen a grand ski-ing celebration ran
realize the enjoyment of participating
in this amusement and feeding o,'n>' rf
system on the pure frosty, and invig
oratlng air. Sleighing, skating or to
bogganing have their own peculiar
charms, but none at Its best begins to
compare with ski-ing.
Christiania has come to be recogniz
ed as the great center for this winter
recreation, and Holmenkolien, one of
the great heights in the vicinity of
MISS FREDA KNAGEN, THH UTHIO -I.IMHIOI) QI Ki:\ OF THE SKI-IERS,
" mtt)a*R WPTI^E WAKING >'!'>' «"OXDBRPIL LEAP.
s
the city, is the ski-ing headquarters.
Here all the great competitions are
held, and, in the presence of hundreds
of thousands of enthusiastic spectators
and attended by the greatest amount
of excitement seen at any public event
In the world, i» held the big meeting
of skilled ski-ers, which has come to
be known as the "Derby of Norway."
The hill on which the great event is
held looks so formidable that, to one
unacquainted with the skill of the Nor
wegians at their great national sport,
it would seem as though its descent
must be accompanied by the loss of
life, or at least by the breaking of
limbs. Both its height and steepness,
however, are greatly exaggerated to the
sight, by reason of the mantle of white
that covers It.
It is 160 feet above the level of the
lake, which forms a plain at it» base,
the slope or track being 186 yards
long, the angle of the upper two-thirds
to the "hop," or platform, whence the
leap is made — as will be presently ex
plained — being about fifteen degrees,
and the lower portion twenty-five de
grees.
A competitor, starting from the top,
slides down the hill on wooden run
ners strapped to the feet, with ever
increasing speed, until he reaches the
"hop." On arriving at this platform
he leaps into the air, and landing skill
fully on the soft snow continues the
slide, with the increased momentum
gathered from the leap, until he reach
es the plain at the foot, where he stops
his further progress by making a dex
terous turn, and twisting suddenly
with his face to the slope down which
he has descended at such breack-neck
speed.
It need hardly be said that it re-
"I have been using Salvation Oil for
backache, stiffness in the neck, and pain in
the side, and found it an excellent cure. 1
keep it constantly on hand. Chaa Haller,
Union Hill, N. J."
quires nerves of steel, as well as won
derful skill, to shoot down such a de
clivity, and to take the mighty leap
from the platform. It must be remem
bered that, in a leap of sixty feet, the
sheer fall is about thirty feet. It is in
the taking of this, leap that the most
exciting part of the performance is ex
hibited, and on which the applause of
the spectators is concentrated. The
greater the leap the more applause and
honor for the ski-ier. The record leap,
until recently, was eighty-seven feet,
which was made by a daring youth
at one of the Holmenkolien meetings.
This record was beaten, in a manner
that drove the spectators wild with en
thusiasm, by the queen, of Ski-iers,
Miss Freda Knagen, a brunette beauty
of Christiania, who has well won her
royal title. This lithe-limbed and ath
letic beauty has distanced all competi
tors in the thrilling slide down the hill,
and in the leap has left every one far
behind. The women have never been
able to come anywhere near her record
leap, and the best jump to the credit of
a man is so far short of hers as to
make it almost hopeless to beat her.
Usually the sf-xes are divided in the
competitions, but this year a change
was made in the rules of the game, by
which it was arranged for men and
women to take the slide in competition.
The result has shown the wisdom of
the move.
Miss Freda Knagen, when making
her second great jump, came down the
hillside with the speed and grace of a
bird on the wing, darted from the plat
form far in advance of the nearest ski
ier, and, to the astonishment of the
people of Christiania, almost every
man, woman and child of whom had
ahs^mbled to witness the sport, Freda
sailed out into space, and landed grace
fully on her feet, with a successful
bound of w:)y 2 feet to her credit, which
figures stand today as the record jump
of ski-ing in this neighborhood.
Some years ago the tremendous leap
of 120 feet was made, but the record
-did not stand, for the reason that the
man who made it, instead of landing
on his' feet, as it is necessary for a ski
ier to do, fell in a heap, badly injured
himsHf, and was carried away on a
Btretcher, a bruised and groaning ex
ample of the dangers of pki-inc;.
After her great feat. Miss Knagen
became the heroine of Ch.-istiania. By
no other means could sh;- have won so
much honor in this locality. She has
been feted and flattered enough to turn
the head of a woman who was not born
to receive laurel wreaths. The women
have been green with envy, but none
has ever succeeded in surpassing her
performance, although many have es
sayed to do so.
The healthful effect of 'ski-ing is to
be seen in the bright eyes, rosy cheeks
and robust forms of the Norwegian
girls, who share with the stronger sex
the delights of the great national game
If Americans who are fortunate enough
to visit F.urope in the winter would
come to Christiania and take part in its
winter sports, they would return home
invigorated in mind and body, and with
an experience to tak« back that they
would never cease talking about.
It's Ifot Cold in the Sontli.
The weather this season in the South
has bren al! that could be desired, and
all who have already reached the re
sorts of Florida and the Gulf Coast are
charmed with their locations The
Louisville & Nashville Railroad Com
pany's arrangements for through serv
ice of Sleeping Cars and Coaches from
Northern cities are unsurpassed this
winter. Tourist tickets good to return
until May 31st, are on sale by this
line from all points at low rates. For
full particulars write to C. P. Atmore
General Passenger Agent, Louisville'
Ky., or Oeo. B. Homer, D. P A Sfc!
Louis, Mo. ' '
SEE DISRUPTION AHEAD.
Fate of the Republican Party Point
ed Out by the Thunderer.
LONDON. Jan. 31.— The Times, com
menting: editorially this morning upon
the disquieting vote on Senator Teller's
resolution, says the disaster is accen
tuated by the fact that at length Presi
dent McKinley has "descended from
the fence on the right side,"
Discussion the possible disruption of
the Republican party and the return of
a silver majority at the next election
the Times says: "Alf. Cleveland was a
stronger man than is his successor, and
fought the battle bravely, but he saw
his party broken into pieces."
LONDON, Jan. 31.— The Times pub
lishes a letter from t&e well known firm
of Close Bros. & Co.. of London, con
tending that there is no need for alarm
in the business community with ref
erence to currency conditions in Ameri
ca. "Nothing has happened," they say,
"to justify the belief that there has
been any change of sentiment in the
United States since 1896, when the sil
ver party was defeated under condi
tions never likely to be more favorable
for them."
Maine Ex-Governor Dead.
BAXGOR, Me., Jan. 81.— Ex-Gov. Harris M.
Plalsted died at 1:55 o'clock this morning of
Bright's disease.
BUT THE FIRST STEP
iNSOLIDATIOX OF THE LAKE
SHORE RAILROAD WITH THE
SEW YORK CENTRAL
BUT PART OF GIGANTIC PLAN,
WHICH IS EXPECTED TO ECLIPSE
ANY FORMER RAILROAD
UNDERTAKING.
BIG FOIR THE \EXT TO GROW
Hy Hie Absorption of the Chesapeake
& Ohio— other Consolida
tions.
NEW YORK. Jan. 30.— The Tribune
tomorrow will say: The consolidation
of the Lake Shore railroad with the
New York Central, under the name of
j the latter, is simply the initial step in
, a railroad plan that, in scope and ex
■ tent, eclipses anything hitherto under
| taken in the history of railroading.
I The truth is, however, that the present
: scheme, the first step in which has
! been taken by the practically admitted
! amalgamation of the Lake Shore and
I the New York Central, is to consolidate
j into one company the whole Vander- !
; bilt system and such lines as it may j
j be able to control and lease, and place .
! the whole enormous organiaztion under
! one management. The next step in
• this gigantic plan of consolidation will
be the merging of the Cleveland, Chi
cago & St. Louis railroad, generally
known as the Big Four, with the C. &
0., under the name of the former road.
Melville E. Ingalls is now president of '
both roads. The Big Four is a Vaml-r
--| bilt property. Possibly the same plan :
of consolidation will be followed out in i
this road as the Lake Shore. The next j
step will be to bring the roads into the :
new combination of the Lake Shore
and the New York Central. The next
road to fall into line will be the Chicago
& Northwestern. This is an in-and-out
Vanderbilt property. In the mean
time, there is talk of a consolidation
of the West Shore and Nickel Plate
and the Michigan Central. This is still
embryonic. Cornelius Vanderbilt is
chairman of the board of the Michigan
Central, and nothing can be done until
he is heard from.
SUPPLIES IRE SHIPPED.
Contractors Will Receive Them
IVI». 15 at Djen.
PORTLAND. Ore., Jan. 30.— The !
alt'amci 1 El wood, Loaded with govern
ment equipments and forage for the
Alaska relief expedition, is lying at the
wharf at Vancouver barracks, ready to '
transfer her freight to the steamer <; <>.
W. Elder, when she arrives from Alaska
tomorrow. The Elder la scheduled to
sail again on Feb. 1. She will carry the '
escort o» .sixty enlisted men and 150
ti us. of supplies and the steamer Signal,
which sails from Seattle Feb. 7, will
carry 110 pack animals and twenty-four
men and a portion of the supplies.
Gen. Merriam, commanding the de
partment of the- Columbia, has decided
upon landing the entire expedition at
Dyea and pushing forward over the
Chilkoot pass as fast as possible. He
lias notified the Chicago Snow and Ice
Transportation company, which has the
contract to transport the supplies from
Dyea to the interior that its train muse
be ready to receive freight by Feb. 15
ai Dyea.
Gen. Merriam is working out a plan
to ascertain the number of i>oople and
the amount of supplies that will enter
Alaska this summer. Speaking of this
matter today he said: "From present
indications a greater expedition will lie
needed next winter than this. Hundreds
are already embarking for the gold
fields without more than sufficient sup
plies to last during the summer pros
pecting. It appears that thousands or
more are on the way in a similar con
dition. While many may come out at
the end of the season, others will stay
with the hope of purchasing supplies.' 1
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GOTHAMITES SWINDLED.
Victimized to the Extent of 921,000
in a Mexican I Jc-it 1 .
MEXICO CITT, Jan. 30.— Another
bold swindle has been brought to light
here by which New York business men
have been swindled out of $21,000. It
ppi.ears that last autumn an American,
giving his name as Frederick P. Gra
ham, claiming to be a half-brother to
tho criminal lawyer, John Graham, of
New York, and married to a grand
niece of Sir Robert Peel, persuaded
three or four New Yorkers to go into
phosphate mining in the state of
Oaxaca. reporting that very rich phos
phate deposits were on the market, and
that he (Graham) could 'secure them.
Graham further reported that he had
organized here a company known as the
Mexican Phosphate Mineral company,
and when the new parties wore taken
Into the concern Graham was made
treasurer and president. Recently two
parties from the New York end came
here to inspect their property, and now
they find that there is no phosphate
and that Graham has fled, taking all
the available cash.
A.GENT FOR MKI,I,K\.
Assistant Superintendent Pierce In
(harue of the International.
SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 30. — Assistant
Superintendent W. G. Pierce, of the
Northern Pacific, nas arrived from St.
Paul and taken charge of the Seattle
& International, his title being that
of agent of the president, in which offi
cial capacity he will represent C. S.
Mellen, president of the Northern Pa
cific, who was on Friday elected chair
man of the board of directors and pres
ident of the Seattle & International.
Cold Increasing.
SARATOGA. X. V., Jan. 30.— The cold in
creased during the night. The mercury
droppped to 29 below zero here, and In a
number of surrounding towns averaged from
32 to 3-1 below. The mercury did not get
above zero during the day, and is falling
rapidly tonight.
Alger's Condition Improves
"WASHINGTON". Jan. 30.— Secretary Alger's
condition tonight Is reported better. His
fever has subsided, and today he was quite
cheerful and apparently stronger. He is rot
yet well enough to bo moved, bo that his de
parture for the South Is a matter of conjec
ture. He will not leave for at least a week.
— ■ — -^»-
Accident o* Suicide.
NEW YORK, Jan. 30.— Joseph B. Stillwell,
of Brooklyn, who shot himself last Thursday,
died at midnight Saturday. Whether the
wound which caused his death was accidental
or Inflicted with suicidal intent a coroner's
jury will determine.
Shorter Time to New York
Via the Lake Shore & Michigan South
ern Ry. Commencing Sunday, Jan. 30.
train No. 10, the New York and Boston
Special, leaving Chicago at 10:30 a. m.,
will reach New York at 1:30 p. m., mak
ing a twenty-six-hour schedule. A. J.
Smith. G. P. A., Cleveland. C. K. Wilter,
A. G. P. A., Chicago. J. E. Hull, T. P.
A., St. Paul, Minn,
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Minutes' Reach of the Business and Theater Districts. During the Summer Season
the Beautiful Private Rustic and Palm Gardens, situated 300 feet above sea Ibvol, are
open to Guests only.
THIRTY-NINE BELOW ZERO
Recorded in Malm — Below Zero
\V«'i«tlicr in \c\v York.
NEW YORK. Jan. 30.— At 8 o'clock
this morning the temperature in New
York was f> degrei s and again at mid
night it was almost as low. The av
erage temperature for the day was 12
degrees, ami the highest point w;ts 17.
Ice was plentiful in the East and
North rivers, for the fust time this
winter, and made much trouble for
ferry boats and small craft.
Throughout the slate the <"M was
severe, reaching as much as S below
in some places.
BOSTON. Mass.. Jan. 30.— The cold
wave which has prevailed throughout
New England for the past four days
seems to show no signs of breaking,
and has, indeed, intensified today. In
few localities for the past twenty-four
hours has the temperature been higher
than 10 degrees above zero, while it has
been below that mark since Friday
night in the northern part of New
England. The lowest temperature re
ported has been from Maine an<l North
ern New Hampshire, and 39 below at
Bangor is the lowest temperature yet
recorded.
HALIFAX, N. S.. Jan. 30.— The worst
cold wave experienced by Nova Srotia
for years struck the province last even
ing. At Truro the mercury sank to 25
degrees below zero, and at other points
the temperature was equally as low.
TWO MORE DEAD.
Four Vlctima of the Maine Central
Wreck.
BANGOR, Me.. Jan. 31.— Four per
sons are dead and thirty are suffering
from wounds received yesterday in the
disaster on the Maine Central railroad
near Crono, Me. The dead are:
DANIEL CUNNINGHAM. Troy, Me.
.MRS. DANIEL CUNNINGHAM, Troy. Me.
MRS. JENNIE S. MURRAY, supposed to be
of Calais. Me.
REV. FATHER M'GRATH, of South Boston.
SERIOUSLY INJURED.
Stanley lioan, of Passadumkeag, Me., frac
ture of skull; critical.
Howard L.. Maddox. Skowließan. Me., frac
ture of skull; serlouH condition.
D. M. Atberton, student in Uangor Theo
logical seminary, cut and severe shock.
Mrs. John Treat. Enfreldt, ribs broken,
fingers cut. bad scalp wound.
A. B. McLean. St. .John, N. 8., ribs broken,
spine injured and severe shock.
Frank 11. Jenkens, brakeman, Vanceboro,
Me. ankle broken, back injured.
J. B. I-eavitt, Oldtown, Me., jaw broken
in four places.
\V. K. Thompson, Pittsburg, scalp wounds,
face cut, severe shock.
Father McGrath and Daniel Cunningham
died today.
The railroad officials say that, so far
j as they know, the track was in good
| condition. The weather had been very
j cold for some days, and it is thought
that the action of the frost may have
caused the rails to spread.
FOR THE LATIMER MASSACRE.
Trial of Sheriff Martin am! Ilin Hep
atic* to Be>?lii Tuesday.
WILKESBARRE, Pa., Jan. 30.— The
case of Sheriff James Martin and his
eighty deputies, charged with murder
and felonious wounding of a score of
striking miner?, at Latimer, this county,
Sept. 10 last, will be called for trial In
the criminal court next Tuesday, Feb.
1. It is exi>ected that the trial will
last a week and it may be longer before
a verdict is reached. Able counsel has
t*en employed on both sides. District
Attorney Martin will be assisted In the
prosecution by John M. Gorman, chair
man of the Democratic state committee,
and John McGahrin. They are employ
ed by the relatives of the men who
were killed. John T. I/enahan, one of
the leading criminal lawyers of this sec
tion of the state, will be the senior
counsel far the defense. The first bat
tle will be over the selection of a jury.
More than 100 witnesses have been sub
joenaed, but not all of them will be
1 card.
SUDDEN" CHANGE OF ORDERS.
Claimed There Is Xo Significance In
Recall of the Boßßdnoek.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., Jan. 30.— The mon
itor Monadnock left here for Magdale
na bay for target practice, and forty
minutes later Capt. Clark, of the Mon
terey, received a telegram from the de
partment at Washington ordering him
to intercept the Monadnock and bring
her back to port. It was then too late
to do this, and Capt. Clark reluctantly
decided to send the order to Ensenada,
where the Monadnock will be notified,
if she puts in there. No cause is given
for the orders from Washington.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30.— At the navy
department it was said that the order
referred to was merely to ho!d the mon
itor preparatory to sending her to San
Francisco, where she is to be cleaned
up and her complement of officers and
men reduced. It could not !>;• ascertain'
ed whether or not the men thus se
cured would be used in strengthenini
the Atlantic- squadron.
RIOT AT SKAGUAY. S
White Longihorcmeii Make mi At«
tuck on \uilvc Laborer*.
SKAGUAY, Alaska. Jan. 22. — (Via
Seattle, Wash., Jan. 30.) — A riot occur
red here yesterday on tne arrival of the
steamship Alki from Puget sound, be
tween local longshoremen and the crew
of the steamer. The captain of the
Alki had brought a number of Indian
longshoremen from Juneau to discharge
the vessel's cargo, and, as sunn as the
steamer made fas( to the dock and the
Indian laborers i><'K<jii work, trouble
began. A mob >>f at l-ust 100 men
made an onslaught on the [ndians,
striking and beating them in a fero
cious manner. The first mate of th.>
ship interfered, but in a moment h<>
was knocked down by the enraged
mob.
Several of the Indian longshoremen
were badly cut and bruisi d, but no fa
talities resulted. Th.-n Capt. Henkie
held a parley with the men, which re
sulted in the white longshoremen se
-IV 3UI SujSjbiiosip jo jjjo.w oi(i iiuun.>
ki's carpo, the Indians being kepi on
board the steamer.
Hum Mchskki-k Prom Capt. Iluy.
SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 80. The Bteamef
Ilosalio arrived tonight from /Vlaska. Amoni?
her passengers was T. H. Wells, who left
Dawwin Dee. '!>). He <luims to I"- the bearer
of important dispatches from ('apt. Kay, at
Kort Yukon, to the war department, 110
wmiid give no hint of their contents.
Wells also st;itt-H that Maj. Walsh has is
sued un order prohibiting persons from en
tering the Yukon country with less than 1,000
pounds of provisions, exclusive of u-a and
coffee. The order was to bo effective from
Jan. 15.
Quiet l)ii> for 1).. 1.-.
WASHINGTON, lan. 30.— President Dol«
spent the day In rhurr-h going and sit;ht sco-
Ing. In the mi rnlng he attended All Saints'
church and afterward walked to the Corcoran
art gallery, which was opened f'>r his special
benefit The party returned to the Arling
ton for luncheon, and upon the Invitation of
Librarian John Russell Young paid a visit
to the new ronßresslonal library. President
Dole spent the evening quietly in his apart
ments, receiving a few spei-ial friondn.
Her Wound .May It.- Fatal.
WASHINGTON. Jan. SO. — Mrs. Lucille
Hlackbum Lane, daughter of ex-Senator
Blackburn, of Kentucky, who accidentally
Bhot herself two weeks a«o. Is aga:n in a
h.mlous condition, after a period of Improve
ment, and her relatives are apprehensive lest
the wound, with new complication! which
have snt In. may result fatally. An abHceaa,
iii(Joi-tly traceable to the. wound, has formed
near where she wan shot and yesterday and
last night It caused her Intense Buffering.
Used Hoie for :-. Ladder.
i'T. JOSEPH, Mo.. Jan. SO. Seven prisoners
confined in the liuchanan county jail escaped
last, night by climbing ovr the cells In tha
women's ward and crawling through a trap
lioor In th'» roof of the JSil. A garden lions
which had been left In the Jail wa.f us">d by
tne prisoners In clearing the roof. Two of
the men are tinder Indictment for highway
robtx ry.
Boundary Line I'oaimel.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30. Mr. Severo Mal
let-Provost, of New York, a member of th<i
firm of Curtis, Mallet-Provost & Co.. haa
been retained by the government of Venezuela
as Junior counsel before the arbitration tri
bunal to determine the boundary line be
tween Venezuela and British Guiana.
Coke Trnln Wrecked.
KENT, 0., Jan. 30.— The engine of a Bal
timore & Ohio through freight was >l •
rail«-d near here last night. Th.- locomotive
and eleven coke cars were ;>i!.il hi a heap.
Engineer (;<>org.> Huffman was crushed to
dfath and Fireman W. O. Gildow was ter
ribly cut about the head. Both men tx I raged
at Chicago Junction.
Delicate children! What
a source of anxiety they are!
The parents wish them
hearty and strong, but they
keep thin and pale.
To all these delicate chil
dren Scott's Emulsion of
Cod-liver Oil with Hypo
! phosphites comes with the
j best of news.
It brings rich blood,
strong bones, healthy nerves,
and sound digestion. It is
growth and prosperity to
them.
No matter how delicate
; the child, it is readily taken.
joe. and $1.00, all druggists.
SCOTT & BOWNE, Chemists, New York.
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