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Get* Green Trading Stamps at the Globe Office. VOL. XXV.—NO. 361. PRINCESS COMING HERE lonise of Saxony aDd Prince Leopold to Find Home in United States NO PEACfi ELSEWHERE Other Reasons for Their Seeking Refugs Under the Stars and Stripes. STATEMENT FROM GIRON, THE FRENCH TUTOR He Tells Why the Crown Princess and Himself Eloped, and Says He Ex pects to Marry Her as Soon as She Secures Legal Separation From Her Husband. Special Cable to The Globe. VIENNA, Dec. 26. —Fearing- incar ceration in a mad house as punishment for eloping with • the man she loves, !Louise, crown princess of Saxony, will flee to America as soon as possible. With her will go M. Giron, the French professor for whom she renounced her rights to Saxony's throne; her brother, Prince Leopold Ferdinand, and Frau line Adamovic, his sweetheart. This move was announced in a letter written by Prince Leopold to a friend in the palace in Salzburg, from which "the princess eloped. The prince wrote that other reasons for the intended •emigration of the quarto were to avoid pursuit and the annoyance and public curiosity to which the elopers were subjected. He added: "We tEink America the only coun try where it is really possible to start life afresh." That the princess fears she will be confined in an asylum if her royal husband can find her on territory where he has the power to arrest her is certain. Hers would not be the only case of a member of the royal family to whom, after misbehavior, such a fate was meted out. A story printed today in Dresden is ■corroborative of this. It appears that when Prof. Giron was banished from the court the princess was ordered to remain in her apartment pending a family council. On Dec. 7 this council agreed that the princess must enter a sanitarium, where she would be close ly guarded until the birth of her child, whereupon the princess fled. GIRON TELLS ABOUT IT. French Tutor Expects Yet to Marry the Princess. Special Cable to The Globe. GENEVA, Dec. 26.—(Copyright.)— ! Andre Giron, the fascinating French tutor with whom the crown princess .Louise Antoinette Marie of Saxony fled from her husband and future throne, talked freely today with the special correspondent of The Globe about the peculiar position in which he, the crown princess and the archduke Leo pold Ferdinand find themselves. The tutor, who is tall, slender and delicate, most elegant in manners and as sor rowful in mien as any poet, made it absolutely plain that he was profoundly in love with the crown princess and in tended to marry her as soon as possible. He is the son of an army officer and bears himself like a thorough gentle man. "I met the crown princess after she left Salzburg at Zurich," said he. "We originally intended stopping at Geneva only that we might purchase outfits, as we were without even undercloth ing. We had hoped to gro on to Men tone, France, as Geneva is exceedingly cold, but we feared foreign police might give us up should Saxony request our extradition. A high official from Dres den stays in the same hotel with us, which situation we have painfully felt. "The reason why the crown princess left her husband was because she was unhappy at the Saxon court among its Irksome formalities. She was not al lowed to laugh without permission from the crown prince, who is unintelligent, slovenly in his ways and a peasant all over, while the crown princess is high ly talented and distinguished. I feel deeply with the crown princess in h<?r separation from her children, who are sweet, filled with natural affection, un eelfish and capable of great things un der sympathetic conditions. They alone she was sorry to leave, but she hopes that when'the separation is pronounced she will see them, though of course the Saxon court will do all in its power to prevent her from doing so. The crown princess feels no repentence; only re gret for her children. "I hope to marry tho crown princess soon, although I fully understand that to obtain a separation under the cir cumstances will be difficult." The crown princess and Giron are living at the hotel with an eye to economy, since their dining room and sleeping apartment are one and the same. The archduke, Leopold Ferdi nand, brother of the crown princes;?, and the beautiful Viennese actress, Marie Adamavics, have a little suite consisting of a sleeping room and a saloon. _ FIVE PERSONS KILLED .. . ," AND FIFTEEN INJURED Express on Grand Trunk Railway Runs Intc a Freight. LONDON, Ont. Dec. 26.—1t is reported ihnt the Chicago express On the Grand Trunk railway, which left here at &:3C H'clock for Sarnia, collided with a fast freight poms- cast at Strathroy. The ex press does not stop at Etrathroy, usually running through the villag-e at ttie rate of fifty miles an hour. Five persons are reported killed and fif teen injured. Insurance Companies Remain Apart. NEWARK, N. J.. Dec. 26.—President Dryden, of the.Prudential Life Insurance Company of America, Issued a statement today announcing that the plan proposed for the merger of the Prudential com pany and the Fidelity Trust Company of Newark has been abandoned. -;;"'. 1 . .•'...'■' ■ '■-. • ."■ '•: ''-.-;"■ r -*"'■■*"'■■ ■" ; "'''■".'' ■■' ; :. .v ■" 'r.:~: ~ ' ■"•":' >" -~^ ■;"''.' ' ' -v^"""* •." '' t - ■=.' ■ r^. ''' ■ ■ *;'?. .■ ': ' " ■ -.. ,". ■' -:' _" '''''■ ■.■ i ■---".- '". ■• .■ '■.* •-..".- '-' '"-j-V :- 1 MUSICIAN IN A PRETTY PICKLE Albert Heymann, Charged With Deserting Wife, flay Be Claimed by Two Women, Albert Heymann, a musician in the orchestra at the Metropolitan opera house, is under arrest at the Central police station, charged with deserting his wife in Chicago, and with the pros pect before him of meeting face to face, two women, each claiming to be his legal wife. Mrs. Heymann, of Chicago, has been wired to come to St. Paul with affi davits proving her legal marriage with Heymann. The other Mrs. Heymann, whom Heymann claims to have mar ried several weeks ago in St. Paul, lives with him on Robert street. Although the charge against Hey mann is simply that of deserting his wife in Chicago, he faces, should the claims of both women be established, a much graver charge. Heymann was arrested at the close of the perform ance last night by Detective Lavalle and Deputy Sheriff Morrison, of Illi nois. The story of Heymann's marriage in volves an elopement and the breaking up of two homes. Two years ago Otto Pertsch, a well-to-do saloonkeeper in Chicago, married Annie Hatchett, a yoUng woman living in Chicago. At that time, according to the story told by Mr. Pertsch, who came from Chi cago with Mr. Morrison to identify Heymann, the musician was living witaV his wife in another part of the city. Pertsch and his wife lived together happily until several months ago, when she met Heymann. She lost her affec tion for Pertsch and avoided him as much as possible until about Sept. 20 last, when she suddenly left him. He found that she had gone away with Heymann. "I hunted around," said Mr. Pertsch DAY'S NEWS SUMMARIZED Weather for St. Paul and Vicinity— Warmer today and Sunday. LOCAL— Sixteen-year-old boy pawns his moth er's wedding ring to pay the cost of a marriage license and ceremony. Paris exposition directory awards St. Paul the grand prize for being the healthiest city in the world. Coal causes explosion in a cook stove and a woman is seriously injured. Weather office predicts that it will be warmer today. Railroad men say that a large quantity of hard coal is en route to St. Paul. DOMESTIC— Natural gas is found in Wyoming. It is said man who was lynched at Pittsburg, Kan., for killing policeman was innocent, real murderer being former's brother. Mary Hartwell Catherwood, author of "Lazarre," dies in Chicago. Dr. Alexander Graham Bell tells of his flying machine. Man suspected of murder of Policeman Mayer, of St. Paul, is arrested at Denver. FOREIGN— Crcwn princess of Saxony and Prince Leopold Ferdinand will make their home in United States. Joseph Chamberlain arrives in South Africa and makes conciliatory speeches. Destructive and fatal storm occurs in Denmark. It is decided to refer Venezuelan mat ter to Hague tribunal. BUSINESS— Trade in grain pits is almost at stand still, but prices are well maintained. Stocks display surprising animation aft er tame opening. Review of year's business makes ex tremely satisfactory showing. RAILROADS— Anti-exchange pass agreement is said to be a farce. Representatives of Union Pacific strik ers to confer with Harriman. Milwaukee will inaugurate transconti nental service Jan. 4. Duluth roads decide to reduce passen ger rates to 3 cents per mile. SPORTING— Squabble over the contract jumpers may spoil the peace plans of the big league magnates. Eagle emblem of the old yacht Amer ica has been secured for the new cup de fender. MINNEAPOLIS— While police and city hospital officers wrangle over the use of an ambulance, J. H. Campbell slowly freezes to death. Russell Sawyer, a bill collector in hard luck, kills himself, after leaving instruc tions that no preacher was wanted or needed. MORE VOTES FOR HANSBROUGH. Legislative Delegations Meet at Grand Forks and Do Things. Special to The Globe. GRAND FORKS, N. D., Dec. 26.—At a meeting of the Grand Forks county dele- Ration of the legislature here this even ing it was decided to support • United States Senator Hansbrough for re-election. Hansbrough will get 10 votes and Johnson will get 1. Thomas Baker Jr., of Fargo, was indorsed for the house speakership and O. A. Anderson, of Northwood, was indorsed for chief clerk ot the house. This seriously injures the chances of Jog D. Scanlon, of this city, for re-election as chief clerk. The Nelson county delegation was here also (Nelson county and Grand Forks county constituting the Fij;st judicial dis trict), and voted to support the candidacy of Anderson, but refused to act on the other propositions. BLINDED FOR BEING OBLIGING. Man Helps a Blacksmith and Loses One of His Eyes. Special to The Globe. WINONA, Minn., Dec. 26.—Edward Ev erson, of Nelson, Wis., lost an eye by obliging a blacksmith. This grentleman asked him to strike a piece of hot iron while he, the blacksmith, held It on the anvil. A small piece of iron broke off and struck Everson in an eye, causing the fluid to escape, with less of sight of the member. Last year one of his daugh ters had an eye poked out with a stick. New Bank for Houston. Special to The Globe. WINONA. Minn., Dec. 26.—The Citi-. Zens' State bank has been tr£&nized at Houston by Theodore Wold, H. C. Earvin and Charles T. Olson, of this city. It is to be capitalized lor $25,000 and will commence . business Iferch 1. The fol lowing-are to be-the officers, all residing at Houston except the three before nam ed: President. Theodore Wold; vice pres ident, J. Q. Brigg-s; cashier, W. J.! May lor; directors, H. C. Garvin. J. Q. Brlgjs, C. T. Olson. Thomas Rowland. James P. Olmstcad, James C. Kelly, and Theodore Wold. Seeks Trouble and Finds It. THREE LAKE, Wla., Dec. 26.—During a quarrel In Dinsior's saloon Frank Schmidt shot George Vflan in the stom ach, fatally wounding him. Vilan, it is said, was intoxicated, and had assaulted Schmidt and came back for a second at tack when the shooting occurred. SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 27, 1902.—TEN PAGES. last night, "and found that Heymann had a wife whom he married six years ago. I went to see her and told her that Heymann had gone. She would not believe me at first. She told me that he had secured work with a trav eling troupe and was away on the road. She said that he had told her of the engagement, but that he could not go without some clothes. She bought him $80 worth of clothes and he promised to send her $10 a week, which he had not done. He left her Aug. 15 last. I found that my wife had spent about $5,000 of my* money on Heymann. "About a month ago my wife came back to Chicago and obtained a divorce. I made no appearance in court. Then she returned to St. Pairi and I supposed married Heymann. Mrs. Heymann, of Chicago, claims to have ample proof that she is his legal wife." Mrs. Heymarm, the former Mrs. Pertsch, came to the station to see Hey mann last night. When she met Pertsch there was a scene. Mutual recrimina tions, in German and in English, flew back and forth and charges of an un printable nature were numerous. Mrs. Heymann reviled her former husband and denfended her present one with a vigor heedless of the bounds of conventional ity. "When I love a man I will - follow him anywhere," she cried, shaking her fin ger at Pertsch. "I will go out and work ■ •, .; " . :• sv • ir.ii iiv wd nanu-!.' "Yes, that's what you told me once," responded Pertsch sarcastically. Heymann denies that the Chicago wom an is his wife. He admitted having lived with her, but said they were never legally married. He claims to have married Mrs. Pertsch about two weeks ago. He and Mrs. Heymann assert that the present prosecution is spite work on the part of Pertsch because his wife left him for Heymann. Mr. Morrison has a requisition on Gov. Van Sant for the extradition of Heymann. Heymann refuses., to return and will fight the requisition. FOR MURDER OF OFFICER MAYER Man Arrested at Denver on Suspicion of a Crime in St. Paul. Special to The Globe. DENVER, Col., Dec. 26.—The police here have arrested one Carl Hicks on suspicion of being the murderer of Po liceman Mayer, of St. Paul. Patrolman Charles Mayer was killed in the rear of Louis Jessrang's saloon at University and Farrington avenues on the morning of Feb. 1 last. The murderer was one of three burglars who had been interrupted in their work by Mayer. Since the crime sev eral arrests have been made in various cities, but the authorities were not able to establish guilt in any instance. MASGAGNI IS HIT ONCE MORE Arrested on Charge of Em bezzlement by His Form er Manager. CHICAGO, Dec. 26.—Signor Pietro Mascagni, the Italian composer, who abandoned his American trip while playing in Chicago last week, was placed under arrest tonight on a charge of embezzlement by his former manager, Richard Heard. When Mas cagni decided to return to Italy he had no further use for his American man ager and discharged him. Heard as serts that his contract called for $5, --000 and tried to collect that amount. Mascagni refused to pay Heard any such sum and the arrest followed. Mascagni was allowed to remain at the Auditorium hotel, where he is liv ing, the house detectives agreeing to be responsible for his appearance in DEATH LIST MAY REACH TWENTY-FIVE OR THIRTY Colorado Railway Accident Much Worse Than First Stated. TRINIDAD, Col.. Dec. 26.—A coal mi ner from north of Trinidad, who was "taken, out of the debris of the Colorado & Southern freight wreck north of Trini dad last night and died a short time later, said just before expiring that there were fourteen coal miners besides ■ himself in the car in which he was riding and which was smashed to splinters. The ruins of v this car still remain under tons of wreckage. All the men in it must have perished. It is now estimated that the number of "dead will reach from twenty-five to thirty. All of the men in the wrecked car were going to Trinidad to spend Christmas. They came from coal min ing camps north of this city. VERDICTS FOR APPELLANTS. Results of Suits in Condemnation Proceed s':. T'?^;-'- ings at Hastings. Special to The Globe. • HASTINGS, Minn.. Dec. 26.— In the district court the following cases have thus far been disposed of: ... r- P. L. Kochendorfer vs. St. "Paul & Ter minal Railroad Company; appeal from condemnation proceedings; verdict of $2,055 for appellant. ; : R. M. Lawton vs. St. Paul & Terminal Railroad Company; appeal 1, from condem nation proceedings; verdict of ?420'for ap pellant. • -.•----E. L. Ware vs. Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Company; appeal from condemnation proceedings; verdict of $1,000 for appellant. . <-.-*•; •■._ •_'" " «» ■_ —. .■• '■ NATURAL GAS \ IN WYOMING. It Throws Sand High In Air and Oil Ac . iT^?^ .■'■■''■•"-. companies It. * DOUGLAS. Wyo., Dec. 26.—Natural gas has been discovered thirteen miles, west of here in an oil.well.: The gas threw ■gravel and sand far above the derrick and was accompanied by a small flow of oil. ■•■".:/.* " ' ■ ■ ■ _ ■-■ ~ ■ -■ , Knocked Out by Fitzsimmons. BOZEMAN, Mont., Dec. 26.—Robert Fitzsimmons Jcnocked out Mike Ranke, the heavwweight fighter of Eastern Montana, fifteen'" seconds after the gong had sounded for the second round. Ranke weigher 190, and went down be fore a heavy jab on the jaw. Jeffries did not appear. LOSS TO AMERICAN LITERATURE MRS. MARY HARTWELL CATHER WOOD DIES AT HER ChH CAGO HOME ONE OF THE MOST WISELY READ NOVELISTS OF THE DAY "Lazarre" and "Old Caskaskia" Her Best Known Works — Mrs. Cather wood First Became Popular Through Her Books for Children —Cancer the Cause of Death. CHICAGO, Dec. 26.—Mrs. Mary Hartwell Catherwood, the novelist, died at her residence, No. 4852 Washington avenue, tonight of .cancer. Mrs. Cath erwood was taken ill in October and steadily declined until tonight, when she succumbed to the disease. The fu- n eral will be held Sunday and inter i ment will be at Hoopeston, 111., her old home. Mrs. Catherwood is survived by her husband, John Steel Cather wood, and a daughter. Mrs. Catherwood was one of the most widely read novelists in the coun try. She was a devoted admirer of the region in which she was born and pre ferred to write with an historical background selected from it. Mrs. Catherwood was born Dec. 16, 1847, in Luray, Ohio. Her parents died when she was ten years of age, prac tically leaving her dependent upon her own resources for her existence. She attended the female college in Gran ville, Ohio, from which she was grad uated in 1868. She went to Newburg", on the Hudson, in New York, where she obtained employment. She sent some short stories to New York pa pers, which found favor in the sight of the publishers. Finally one of them j accepted her children's stories and they made her popular throughout the coun try. She turned toward the West again in 1876 and reaching Hoopeston, 111., she decided to make it her home. On Dec. 27, 1877, she was married to Mr. Catherwood. They remained at Hoopesten until 1885, when they mov ed to Indianapolis, but only to remain a short time, returning to Hoopeston again. Two years ago Mrs. Cather wood went to Chicago to make her home. Some of her best known works are "Lazarre," "Old Caskaskia," "Stories of Tonty" and "Romance of Dillard." BEING CRUSHED IN THE ICE Terrible State of Affairs on Board the Steamer A. L. Hopkins. TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 26. —The steam er A. L. Hopkins, which left Detroit Tuesday morning, en route to Toledo, and which was sighted abreast of To ledo light in Maumee bay yesterday, is now completely in the grasp of the ice and is in grave danger of being crushed and sunk. Yesterday a tug at tempted to reach her, but was unable to go only within two miles of the boat. Tomorrow morning the tug American Eagle will be sent out to the relief of the boat. This evening the mate and two sail ors of the vessel came to the city, af ter a perilous trip over the ice. They were nearly frozen and tell an awful story of the conditions of affairs on the boat. SCANDAL IN PANAMA CANAL COMMISSION Resolution of Inquiry That Is Expected to Cause a Sensational Disclosure. WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 26.—An ugly scandal is brewing in connection with the Panama canal commission. Congressman Hepburn, of lowa, charges that the commission has made places for the sons of army and navy officers and of senators and representa tives and others prominent in political and social life, and has given them pay far beyond their availability for any practical purpose. It is believed that there has been a lavish outlay, al though every cent may have been spent within the lines of law. A resolution, introduced by Mr. Hep burn, is pertding in thp house calling on the secretary of statue for a list of the officials and employes of the commis sion and its employes. The act au thorizing the commission appropriated $1,000,000 for salaries and expenses. President Walker has drawn in the three years that the commission has been in existence $15,000 a year as sec retary, and each of his associates has drawn $12,000 a year. The disposition to make waste of a large special and in a sense a confidential fund allowed by congress, it is claimed, will be dis closed. MINERS TAKE TO CARVING ONE ANOTHER ON. A TRAIN I I Other Passengers Don't Like It and Get Off Forthwith. ' SPRINGFIELD, 111., Dec. 28.—1n a .fight on a Chicago & Alton southbound passen ger train leaving here tonight; in which fifteen coal miners from Auburn and Pawnee were the combatants, half a dozen were cut with knives. J. H. Havlin, a miner from Green Ridge, who was at tacked by the others, was. brought here suffering from--a dozen cnts, and his re covery is doubtful. Havlte made a hard fight and inflicted serious injuries, upon a number of his assailants. Passengers were terrified and when th« train was stopped a nurabefr of persons left it between stations. Guard for McKlnley 1* Tomb. CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 26.— Lieuts. Recce and InglehaH, witk twa sergeants and four corporals and thirty privates of Company N, Third Infantry, left Fort Thomas, Ky., toaay for Canton. Ohio, where they will serve as the special guard around McKinley's tomb. HAY BECOME PRIMATE OF ALL ENGLAND Bishop of Winchester, Who, It Is Reported, Is Likely to Suc ceed the Lake Archbishop of Canterbury. LYNCHED THE WRONG MAN Joe Godley, and Not His Brother, the Murderer of Policeman Hinkle. PITTSBURG, Kan., Dec. 26.—1t is reported that Joe Godley, a brother of Montgomery Godley, the latter of whom was lynched by a mob here yes terday morning, is wounded and in hiding at "Weir City, Kan., and later investigation of the trouble between Officer Hinkle and the Godley brothers tends to show that Joe, and not the man who was lynched, fired the shot which killed the policeman. Two other brothers, Gus and Jess, are in jail at Girard, charged with be ing implicated in the murder, but Joe escaped. The mother of the Godley boys is said to have asked a physician here to treat Joe for a gunshot wound in the neck. She would not tell the whereabouts of her son and the doc tor refused to go with her. The officer's revolver, with which he was killed, has not been found, and.it is believed that the man who did the killing has the pistol in his possession. A posse is looking for Joe. - BRYAN DISCUSSES GOLD AND SILVER He Is in Mexico, Where the Silver Question Is of Dominating Importance. MEXICO CITY, Dec. 26.—The papers all comment on the arrival of W. J. Bryan and his family, but it is under stood that his visit is merely one of pleasure and recreation. Talking on the silver question, he said: "While India has suspended the coin age of silver, she still uses silver as her money, and England coins a large number of rupees annually for India's needs. If Mexico were to adopt the gold standard it would naturally re duce still further the price of silver, and if Mexico, in spite of being a large producer of silver, were to discard that metal as the standard money, it is not improbable that India and China might be led by the same influences to do the same thing. While this is only speculation, it is a possibility that must be considered. "An addition of 700,000,000 of people to the present gold-using population of the world would cause an enormous demand for gold over and above the present demand. No one can estimate accurately the effect of such a de mand on the purchasing power of gold, but it could hardly fail to materially reduce prices and enhance the value of money and fixed investments." Mr. Bryan purposes to make side trips to the hot country and also to Toluca, capital of the state of Mex ico, where Gov. Villada, a warm per sonal friend, is chief magistrate. MISCHIEVOUS INSECTS DISCUSSED BY SCIENTISTS Minnesota Man Tells Easterners About the Chinch Bug. WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 26.—The fifteenth annual meeting of the Associa tion of Economic Entomologists began here today. The feature was the annual address of the president, F. P. Fait, of Albany, N. V., on the literature of Amer ican economic entomology. A paper showing 1 the beneficial effects of the lime, sulphur and salt wash as a remedy for the San Jose scale in Mary land was read by Prof. A. L. Quaintance, of College Park, Md., and one of the same tenor regarding the application of the wash in Connecticut was read from Prof. W. E. Britton, of New Haven. Dr. Felt spoke of the grape vine root worm, an insect which has been more than usu ally destructive to the vineyards of New York state. F. Ij. Washburn, of St. Anthony Park, Minn., told of the distribution of the chinch bug in that state and Prof. Osborn made some observations on insects of the season in Ohio. Transfers of Currency. WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 2G.—United States Treasurer Roberts said today that so far during December $1,446,000 in cur rency had been transferred to New Or leans, against deposits in New York; $700,-' 000 to San Francisco and $1,3G9,000 to Chi cago. These figures are over $1,500,000 be low those for December, 1900, and about $2,000,000 below those for last December. PRICE TWO CEiVTS On Tram., 1 lUV* X" ** V*E#ITHC». FIVE CESTTS. DENMARK IN CLUTCH OF GALE Many Lives Are Lost and Vast Damage Done to Proparfcy. COPENHAGEN, Dec. 26.—The worst gale of many years visited Denmark Christmas night and this morning and has done enormous damage to property and shipping. The telegraphic and railroad services have been interrupt ed and delayed. It is unsafe to walK the streets of Copenhagen owing to falling tiles and debris. Some streets were closed to traffic to avert this dan ger. Several persons were killed and many sustained injuries in the city.; The pillars holding up the overhead trolley lines were blown down, and the street car service. was stopped. Many houses have been unroofed and some mills and factories have been partly destroyed. The water in the sound rose sud denly nearly as high as it did in the great flood of 1872. Scfveral ships dragged their anchors and collided or were sunk in the outer harbor. The ferry service between the Danish isl ands and Sweden has been forced to stop. The gale was accompanied by thunder and lightning. Telegrams re ceived here from the provinces report enormous damage to property through out Denmark. Two boats have been wrecked off Elsinore and eight persons were drowned. Eleven men of the crew in cluding Capt. Tobiasen, were drowned in the wreck of the Norwegian bark G. S. Penry, which went ashore at Scaw. The Penry will be a total wreck and her cargo is washing ashore. Only one of her crew was saved. There was also a severe gale in the south of Sweden. SPECIAL COURTESIES - TO BE RESTRICTED Secretary Shaw Gives Instructions in View of An Abuse at Ports of Entry. WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 26.—Be cause of abuse of the practice of ex tending special courtesies to arriving passengers at ports of entry the treas ury department has issued the follow ing circular, limiting considerably the granting of such courtesies in the fu ture: "The chief officers of customs are hereby instructed that the extension of special courtesies to arriving passen gers will hereafter he. limited to foreign ambassadors, ministers, charge d'af faires, secretaries, naval,.military and other attaches of embassies and lega tions, high commissioners and similar representatives of : this government abroad returning from their missions. All the above officers are entitled by international usage to the free entry of the baggage and effects of them selves, their- families and suites with out examination. In the case of in valids and their companions, and of persons arriving in charge of their dead, or summoned home in haste by news of affliction or disaster, instruc tions will be issued to facilitate the landing and examination of their bag gage, but such instructions will be construed as only relieving such per sons from waiting their turn in line. "Their baggage will be carefully ex amined and duties fully collected as though no favor had been shown. The word 'courtesy' has grown to have a meaning never intended and its use must be avoided in the issuance of per sonal consideration cards. No requests for special courtesies will hereafter be granted except under the above con ditions. "It is also found imperatively neces sary, ;in the interest of revenue, to withhold the issuance of passes on the revenue vessels which carry the board ing officers to their assigned vessels, as such passes will no longer be fur nished except under the restrictions above set forth regarding courtesies and by the special authority of this department." Ray^SubsGr^ptions and Get i^^E^^rading Stamps QCfIET^ Cgobe Office. ST. PAUL THE HEALTHIEST Paris Exposition Directory Awards the Palm to the Saintly City VERY HIGH DISTINCTION Minnesota's Capital Has the Lowest' Death Rate of All Cities in the World VERDICT IS STAMPED IN IMPERISHABLE BRONZE Health Commissioner Ohage Receives the Medal According This City tho Best Hygienic System, as Well as the Lowest Mortality—Nearly Every* City in the World Competed. j St. Paul is the healthiest city of its class in the world. Its mortality is the lowest, its ex cellent system of quarantining and con troling contagious diseases the best, its public hygiene of unquestioned merit and its general cleanliness and public baths without a competitor. This is the verdict of the directory;, of the Paris exposition and it has backed up its findings with a bronze medal, giving St. Paul first place in the hygienic and public health competi tion. The medal, an elaborately decor ated piece of bronze, was received by Health Commissioner Ohage from Paris last night and he is consequently elated. Medal Is of Bronze. The medal, a circular disk of bronze* fully two inches across its face, bears on one side the coat of arms of the French republic, and on the other the exposition design and the words "Grand Prix." Following these words are in scribed on the medal the character of the competition and the name, "St. Paul, Minn., IT. S. A.," as the winner. It was inclosed in a neat leather case. The information required by this competition was prepared by Dr. Ohaga two years ago and taken from the public records. It included the popula tion, mortality, drawings of the sewer age system, waterworks, pictures of the public baths and statistical informa-. tion generally pertaining to St. Paul's health as a community. Many Entered Competition. Nearly every city and community in the new and old world w?is represented in this competition, and the awarding of the "Grand Prix;" to St. Paul is an honor the health department is proud of. The award was made on the health of St. Paul as statistically recorded two years ago. . Since that the popu lation has increased and the death rate is even lower per thousand. PROGRESS OF BUBONIC PLAGUE IN MEXICO Vigilance of Sanitary Authorities Ap< parently Preventing Spread of j the Epidemic. ( 7 NOGALES, Ariz., Dec. 26.—Messrs. Purdy and Chenoweth, who were ap pointed by the board of health of No gales to investigate the effectiveness of measures adopted by the authorities at Guayamas against the introduction of the disease supposed to be bubonic plague, now epidemic at Mazatlan, have returned and say there is no danger of the disease extending to Guayamas or points north as long as the present vigilance is continued. Mazatlan is in Sinaloa, 500 miles from Guayamas, and all points in So nora are strictly quarantined against ports in Sinaloa. There is also a cor don of soldiers from Alamos closely patrolling the line of the states to pre vent entry overland. Official telegrams were received here today from the governor of the state of Sinaloa, who reports that the sick ness is decreasing. Another telegram from Dr. Arnul Fo Fernandez, chief surgeon of the Eleventh regiment of infantry, stationed at Mazatlan, says:) "Thirty cases of bubonic plague were sent to the lazaretto, of which fifteen; have died in several days. Among the troops at the barracks there is not a single case. Sanitary precautions have been taken." . NEW DIRECTORS TO REPRESENT THE LENDER* Members of Banking Syndicate Elect-: ed by Consolidated Lake Superior. PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Dec. 26.—Thft directors of the Consolidated Lake Su perior company, which has just effect ed a loan of §3,500,000 to assist the concern in carrying on its business, held a meeting today to consider changes in the organization necessitat ed by the financial arrangement. In order to make places on the board for representatives of the banking syn dicate which advanced the loans, F. S. Lewis, W. P. Douglas, Edward C. Lee and James Butterworth resigned and their places were filled by Charles Mc- Donald and Charles H. Tweed, of Speyer & Co., New York; H. G. Lloyd, president, and Thomas Dewitt Cuyk-r, vice president, of the Commercial Trust company of this city. Joseph P. Swartz, i who has been a member of the board for several years, was elected vice president to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of E. C. Lee. SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON ADOPTS A NEW RITUAIi Charter Is Granted to the-University of Wisconsin. WASHINGTON. D. C Dec. 26.—The Sis-ma Alpha Epsilon fraternity today, granted charters to the following chapters: University of Wisconsin. University of Chicago, University of Kansas, Vir«rfna military institute and the Colorado school of mines. Memphis, Term., was selected as tha meeting place for the convention of 1904. The new ritual proposed for the fraternity was adopted. It embodies important changes. Judge Charles B. Howevy, of this city, was elected past eminent su preme archon, the only honorary office of the fraternity. The convention came to as, *ml tonicht.