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MILWAUKEE MAN AGAIN AR
RAIGNS GAME AS BORDERING
' ON BRUTAL
FACULTIES DO NOT DARE
TO VOTE IT OUT OF SCHOOL
School Director Laughs at the Claim
of College Sport and Adds New
Names to His List of Players In
jured During the Season —Brewer
Board May Regulate the Teams.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Dec. 27.—With
its several minds agreed that football
among the high school boys cannot be
suppressed, that it is better to have it
supervised by the principals and teach
ers than to allow it to be wholly ig
nored, and when about to vote to in
struct the heads of the three academic
schools to allow no boy to play the
game without medical examination into
his physical condition, proper training
and the written consent of his parents,
the school board committee on rules
yesterday afternoon adjourned as a
means of escaping going on record on
Jeremiah Quin's anti-football resolution,
and Chairman H. C. Campbell says
will probably take up the question at
a date not later than the end of next
Football was ping-ponged backward
and forward and from side to side. De
nunciations by Jeremiah Quin, ques
tions from Henry C. Campbell, expert
testimony from Dr. James W. Frew,
of the Milwaukee Athletic club, and
former Manager Harrison, of the Uni
versity of Wisconsin football team,
and a final burst of defensive oratory
by Lucien R. Worden were the distinc
tive features of the afternoon?
Quin Starts Debate.
Jeremiah Quin opened the debate at
the convening of the committee.
"We are acquainted with what the pres
idents of the great universities have said
to us on this subject," he said. "As to
the Milwaukee schools, one incident is the
Yewdale case—that of a boy ten years
old—in which the sixth vertebrae of the
spine is out of place and paralysis is
feared. Young Slocum was so badly bruis
ed that one kidney was removed to save
Tlis life, and a boy named Miller will have
a stiff knee for life. Yewdale was in
jured several times, and a boy who went
to see him, whose name I did not get,
had two ribs broken.
"At Cedarburg, in addition to the list
of the dead I submitted to that board
committee, C. S. Holt died on the Sun
day following Thanksgiving day from
injuries in a game played there, while
Nic Smith was hailed the hero of the
village because he had broken no collar
Views of Presidents.
"President Northrup, of Minnesota, says
It is a dangerous game for untrained men,
but not for trained men who have been
examined by a doctor. "Will we have to
hire a doctor here? They tie themselves
up with quilts and bed mattresses and
when a man breaks his neck they call it
an accident. Webster denfies an acci
dent as an injury from an unknown
cause. The application here is not ac
cording to Webster.
"They say it promotes an earnest col
lege spirit. Does it? A dozen big fel
lows play it and the spindle-shanks run
about town with ribbon on cane yelling:
'Rah! Rah!' What it is is advertising for
these universities. Why don't they get
Jeffries or Tom Sharkey Instead? It
would save more lives if they did.
"The secret of their refusal to touch it
Is its popularity. They are cowards. The
faculties dare not vote it out of the uni
versities and colleges in defiance of the
popular demand. They haven't the mor
al courage to shut down on this brutal
Some Teams Dishonest.
"College sport! Why, here la a case
where they matriculated a man on Friday
that he might play on the team on Mon
day. President Angell, of Michigan uni
versity, says the danger to younger play
ers should be carefully guarded against.
The Minneapolis Journal describes the
son of an Ohio congressman being rolled
about Washington In an invalid's chair,
permanently injured in the game. The
lather died of a broken heart.
"I wrote about that to Hadley of Yale,
but received no answer. And Harvard! The
students of that school have been a ter
ror to the people of their town for twen
ty years. You don't know whether your
house will be red, green or yellow when
you awake in the morning. He says the
spirit of the game is personal combat,
that it requires tough, well-knit muscu
lar material and that some of the injuries
to ankles, knees and other joints become
permanent. They put the weak players
out of the game by jumping on them."
"Perfectly natural," said Alvin P.
"Its not natural! It's cowardly. The
blacklegs on the street would not do
Wants a Law Adopted.
"The legislature ought to adopt a law
against it, as it is has against prize fight
ing, which is much less brutal. The
brutes of the world never yet ruled the
world and never will. Rugby didn't
fight England's battles —It was the Irish
and the Scotch, and I appeal to this
committee to say that, so far as we are
concerned, the brutes of Milwaukee shall
not rule the schools of Milwaukee."
G. W. Augustyn offered the following as
a solution of the question:
"I move that this committee recom
mend to the board that hereafter no pu
pil in the Milwaukee schools shall be
permitted to participate in any sport ex
cept on the written consent of the parent
and the certificate of a physician."
P. H. Reilly offered an amendment pro
viding that principals and teachers be
forbidden to act as trainers or coaches.
L. R. Worden talked against the amend
ment and for the original motion, in
dorsing the game, when properly played,
in unqaulified language. He said but
three-fourths of one-thousandth of 1 per
cent were killed and that the game keeps
t>oys out pf saloons and billiard halls.
Former Manager Wheeler, of the Wis
consin football team, explained the game
and indorsed Mr. Worden.
The amendment was about to be put,
when, on suggestion of Chairman Camp
bell, the committee adjourned.
Race Meet for Denver.
DENVER, Col., Dec. 27.— G. A. Wahl
stein has leased the Overland race park,
and "the association of which he is secre
tary will hold a thirteen-day race meet
from June 20 to July 4. The track will
be put in condition for running and har
ness events, and the meet will include
OUR FAMOUS BUTTER.
You all know this brand of butter to ba the best, you all know this to be
the lowest price, then telephone for a jar now.
We make this butter ourselves or could nst cut the pries, as the
wholesale price is still away up,
MILTON DAIRY CO.,
Cor. Ninth and Wabasha.
JOHN L WOULD
NOT BE STOPPED
SULLIVAN RAN THE SHOW WHILE
ON HIS SPREE IN DE
WAS SIMPLY ACTING
AND REFUSED TO WORK
Manager Rang Down the Curtains, but
Big Fellow Crawled Under Them—
Newspaper Men Had Been Invited to
Inspect the Reformed Drunkard-
Harris Hired a Policeman and Quit.
NEW YORK, Dec? 27. —Since "yours
truly, John L. Sullivan," finished his
spectacular engagement in Detroit, Ben
Harris, his vaudeville manager, has
been looking longingly toward New
York. Harris is back in Gotham today
and glad of it. Some of his experi
ences with "yours truly" have been
unique. Harris declares that, although
he has been up against some interest
ing times, his last tour with Sullivan
was the limit.
"When John cuts loose," said Harris,
"there's no gainsaying thet there's a
warm time for all concerned. For the
first five or six weeks John was not the
soberest man in the world, but we
managed to pull off his engagements
and did not break contracts. In De
troit, however, the 'champion of cham
pions' broke loose and made the town
whirl round on a lamp post.
The Tear Starts.
"Of course you know he went on a
horrible tear that ended in his down
fall. Not a soul came forward of his
many friends to help him. He finally
sent for me. I upbraided him for his
action, and told him that the next day
they would put him In the Black Maria
and cart him off to trial with a lot of
bums. Well, the big fellow laid down
on the floor and cried as if his heart
would break. I felt so Borry for him
that I got a magistrate out of bed, who
signed an order for his release. He im
mediately signed a pledge, and for two
days he was all right. Then the deluge.
I was deluded into the belief that he
had turned over a new leaf and invited
all the newspaper men in town to oc
cupy boxes at the theater and be con
vinced for themselves that John had
cut out the liquor. Well, sir, he rolled
on the stage like a whaleback in a
heavy sea. He began his monologue
at the wrong end, and tried to.talk
backwards. The audience began to
-"You Mugs Make Me Tired."
" 'Say, 1 he yelled, 'you mugs make me
tired. Youse think I'm workin' for this.
Well, I ain't. I'm doin* it for fun, an'
if youse don't think it's funny, why—
well, you know what you can do. Me
work?' he continued. 'Me?' He pulled
a roll of yellow jackets out of his pock
et and shook them at the house. .
"I was standing in the wings. They
had sent for me when John began to
cut up. I immediately ordered the
curtain rung down. They rung it down,
but that didn't feaze John. He simply
walked right around in front of the
drop and exclaimed: 'If youse think
you can shake me like that you're
wrong. It takes more than a curtain
to keep John I* out of sight of the
"I ordered another curtain rung
down. So help me, if he didn't walk
right around that, and when the stage
hands tried to stop him he made a
punch at them that frightened the
whole crowd to death.
Bound to Tell It.
"'Now,' he yelled to the audience, 'sit
down an' be good. I'm goin' to tell you
this if I have to come down there an'
hold the whole bunch of you in your
seats.' Then I ordered the main cur
tain rung down, and what do you
think? The Tug fellow got down on his
hands and knees, lifted it up and
" 'Ah, there,' he called to the audi
ence. 'Ah, there, pals. I'm with you
COAL IN SOUTH
MUCH SUFFERING EXPECTED
UNLESS FUEL SUPPLY IS
NO HARD COAL AND VERY
LITTLE SOFT AND WOOD
Meanwhile the Snow Is a Foot Deep,
the Wind Blows Briskly and the
Temperature Is Far Below Zero—
Weather Severe on Stock and Heavy
Losses are Apprehended.
Special to The Globe.
ARLINGTON, S. D., Dec. 27.—The
temperature is from 12 to 20 below
zero, the wind blowing twenty to forty
miles an hour and the ground covered
with a foot of snow. There is no hard
coal and only a very limited supply of
soft coal and wood at any point on the
Chicag-o & North-Western and Great
Northern railways. Unless fuel is re
ceived in a few days the people in re
mote districts will suffer. The past
week has been severe on stock, and it
is feared the losses will be great on
the Western' ranges.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Dec. 27. — The
THE ST. PAUL 28,-1902.
again. Now I will show you a jig step
"Well, we finally got him off the
stage and I cut loose. I took him to
Toledo first, however, and left him
there. No more John L. in mine. He
has a copper with him now in Toledo
getting $50 a week to keep him from
drinking. Whenever the big fellow
goes into a joint the copper orders the
barkeeper not to serve. I introduced
this idea of the copper in order to de
liver him in Toledo for his engagement
there. Now they have kept the copper
and he proves to be a good invention
in connection with John Lawrence Sul
JACK MUNROE PLANS
A FIGHT CAREER
Butte Miner Is to Engage a Manager
and Train for a Blp
Special to The Globe.
BUTTE, Mont., Dec. 27.—Jack Munroe,
the husky miner pugilist who was pushed
out beneath the spot light by Jim Jeffries'
failure to stop him in four rounds, is
now arranging the articles of agreement
to be signed by the manager he ia to se
lect and will then start to train for a go
with one of the leaders.
Munroe does not feel confident of his
ability to wrest the laurels from Jeffries,
but the next time he starts he will be in
condition. Another thing is certain, he
will not chance a battle with any of the
second raters while he is able to command
the attention of the champion, who is
now tearing things loose because he is
not allowed an immediate opportunity
to wipe out things.
Munroe has been challenged by Sharkey
and Kid McCoy has consented to con-
i ■•■■■■ "- -< _ ■ '«- v :^^HkwW^^^3
The Man Who Knocked Jeffries Down.
sider the challenges. To his friends he
has said that he would like to meet Jeft
ries, Fitzsimmons or Corbett. "Of course, '
says Munroe, "I would like some time to
train and prepare for such men. Sharkey
and McCoy I consider dead ones, though
I may accept a match with one of them
if some club offers a purse."
DUFFEY FAILS TO
LOWER HIS RECORD
Georgetown Sprinter Runs Fifth of a Sec
ond Behind His Own
NEW YORK, Dec. 27. —At Madison
Square Garden tonight-the Greater New
York Irish Athletic association held an
indoor athletic meeting. The principal
event was a four-mile intercity team relay
race. Philadelphia, New York and Long
Island City teams were the competitors.
The New York men were easy winners by
about 150 yards, with the Philadelphia
team second. Arthur F. Duffy, of
Georgetown university, the world's cham
pion sprinter, gave an exhibition run of
sixty yards, but only covered the dis
tance In 6 3-5 seconds, which is one fifth
of a second behind his own record.
E. Carr, of the Xavier A. A., of this
city, won the three-mile scratch race, in
which A. C. Bowen, of the University of
Pennsylvania, was second.
Hockey Practice This Morning.
The St. Paul and Mechanic Arts hockey
teams will practice on the Raspberry isl
and rink this morning. This rink will be
opened to the public some time this week.
blockade on the Cheyenne branch of
the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
railroad, which began last Sunday with
a blizzard, was lifted today, when an
accommodation train which had been
stuck in the deep drifts near Sterling-,
Col., for several days arrived in Chey
PRIEST'S SILVER JUBILEE.
Celebration at Wlnona In Honor of Fa
Special to The Globe.
WINONA, Minn., Dec. 27.—Tomorrow
marks the silver jubilee of the first mass
celebrated by Rev. P. J. Gallagher, of the
St. Thomas pro-cathedral of this city.
In celebration of this event the Knights
of Columbus, of which the priest is a
member, will approach the sacrament in
a body at the early Sunday morning mass.
The celebration proper will take place at
the high mass at 10 o'clock, when a ser
mon will be preached by Bishop Cotter. In
the afternoon the children of the cathed
ral schools will extend greetings to Fa
ther Gallagher, and on Monday evening
there will be a reception by the members
of the parish in St. Thomas' hall.
Father Gallagher took a four years'
course of study in theology in the Grand
seminary at Montreal before coming to
his present charge as rector of the pro
cathedral in 1890. He was assistant pas
tor of the Cathedral at St. Paul, and had
charge of the missions In West St. Paul
and Langdon. Under his direction the
pro-cathedral parish in this city has flour
ished. Father Gallagher is especially ear
nest In educational effort, and has built
up the parochial schools to a high state
TWO SUSPECTS IDENTIFIED.
Men Accused of Having Held Up a Bur
LINCOLN, Neb., Dec. 27.—Police offi
cers from lowa and Omaha today identi
fied two of the three suspects held here
for a month on the charge of'holding up
the Burlington train last October. One
of the men, giving the name of Cramer,
was declared to be James Conroy, who
served several years in the Anamosa pen
itentiary for train robbery- The other,
the visiting officers say, is John Leo, who
has been In both the Nebraska peniten
tiary and the one at Sioux Falls, S. D.
The third suspect, who says his name is
Standish, was not identified.
The story circulated here that $20,000
of the money stolen from the train had
been located and dug up was contradicted
by Chief of Police Hoaglund. He said no
money had been found.
DOUBLE_ MURDER BY INDIANS.
Capt. Petherlll and Companion Are the
WINNIPEG, Man., Dec. 27.-Ca.pt J.
Petherill, of the Dominion Fish company's
steamer Daisy,' and a companion, a
Frenchman, have been murdered, pre
sumbly by Indians, near West Selkirk.
FARMER AND DAUGHTER KILLED.
Attempted to Cross Track In Front of
BRODHEAD, Wls.. Dec. 27.—John Duf
fy, formerly a prominent farmer In this
vicinity, but for some years past a resi
dent of Baird, lowa, was killed with his
daughter by, being run down by a train.
They were attempting to cross in front
of it with a team and a sleigh.
Bridge Washed Away."
VICTORIA, B. C, Dec. 28.—Heavy rains
have resulted in the Esquimault & Na
naimo railway bridge at* Koksilah being
washed away. The rlvef rises suddenly
after the rains. Damage is reported from
other points along the line and all trains
between Victoria and Nanaimo have been
canceled until Wednesday as a result of
the havoc caused by the high water.
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ERROR OF TRAIN
IT CAUSES THE DEATH OF
TWENTY-EIGHT PEQPLE AND
INJURY OF THIRTY OTHERS
COLLISION ON THE GRAND
TRUNK IN CANADA
Pacific Express Crashes kito a Freight
at Wanstead—Locomotives Rear
Their Pilots High in Air and Tumble
Into Ditch—Operator Off Quty Tried
to Prevent the Wreck.
LONDON, Ont., Dec. 27.—1n a head
on collision last night, near Wanstead,
on the Grand Trunk railway, between
a west-bound passenger train and a
fast freight, twenty-eight persons were
killed and thirty were injured. Some of
the injured may die. Many of the
dead were mutilated.
The Pacific Express was two hours
late and running 'at high speed when it
reached Wanstead. The freight was
trying to make a siding, but failed.
When thethrough";train a&facfcVthe
freight there was a crash.
The locomotives reared their pilots
high in the air afnd tumbled Into the
ditch. The baggage car of the ex
press train telescoped with the smok
ing car, and here the death list was
made. The Pullman sleepers did not
leave the^rails and their occupants es
caped except for bruises.
I ; The ... responsibility for the accident
has not been definitely fixed, but it is
believed to have -been due to a : tele
graph operator's error. The S operator
: gave *an order :to the * freight *to I pass
No v - 5, r th.c Pacific Express; I', at Wan
stead. ' This i order should r. have % been
duplicated •to the conductor and en.
gineer of the express. Instead of this
the conductor of tie express ; received
a clearance \ip.rde£ li.fejjflig' him to - run
right-through. n Thg"' freight- train
stopped at Wanstead .to sidetrack; and
was i telescoped Uy c the express. -■ The
blinding storm rendered §j» objects "- in
visible at the dis&uice of a few feet.
; The operator 'at Wanstead 1?: is not
usually on duty at.night, . but last even
ing was >in - the ' offloe for a. short time.
He was going to- 'the door when he
heard the 3 telegraph instrument §g click
and immediately I gall v repeatedly "the
message, : "Stop - No. 5.":- .' r- I- .
Seizing the % lantern, the operator
' dashed ■ for the door arid -. as ;it closed
behind him,; he heard the crash of -the
collision up the/traxjk..:,;:..;-. ■-:
'. There was ? not a " house at | hand .to
which the injured could ;be carried.
The : two ' Pullman -cars on the train
were converted j into a temporary hos
pital.^ The injured were placed in the
berths and ; everything possible done to
ease their ; sufferings.;-.;: ;;.
'.'' '■■■.:-' ■;k The Dead: / :. . -:.
- ALEXANDER : STEWART, - Petrolia,
Ont.-^~.;.-.^->i^-~--C'-".•> 'hii \\:y- ■ ■-■:<:■-■'-'- ---
■ MRS. ' ALEXANDER ; STEWART,'
Petrolia, ont. :rl -.: • ~K'' '•"
A. . RICKETTS, Sarnia, ; Tunnel (fire
man ! No. s)^?-:- ■.-;*--•:: - : \./-v
-J. - GILLIES,'-. Sarnia :v Tunnel \ (engi
neer ; freight) :':■*'■■"'"-•<" -V--V-*:; -' -
k i MRS. J. TROTTER; Petrolia, Ont. :=. :
' ROBERT STEVENSON, Wyoming,
**:-F. S. : FREEMAN, : Oil Springs, or
Hensall, Ont. :--'-'^ -?.-- " ' x
- NICHOLAS JEFFREY, London, Ont.
- GUT DE ,-; BENIER, r -ticketed; La
Crosse, Wash. Vj'i^:: J.- ; v^- -'■ ■"' -.' S
DR. DENWARDEN, ticketed Petro
lia, Ont. ', .L cg<&so^"~^^ >
- Woman, supposed to the wife of -Dr.
Penwarden.;: • Iv'.'^-Vr"" ■'^ ' ' ; ;!
• J.H. BROCK, Brucefield, Ont. :-vt"
, O. B. BURWELL, Huron; Mich.
I ."■■"■ CLEM BODLE i Port ( Huron, Mich.
WILSON : MORTON, Chicago. . : ■ '■ 7
ALEX. CAMERON, Strathroy, = Ont.
MISS GEDDES, Sarina; Ont. .:" „
ED DE BEAUS, Prescott, Ont..--,:'.
- ■ MRS. BODLEY, Port Huron, Mich.
* : LOTTIE LYNCH, Port Huron, Mich.
-•'; GEORGE iS BURKHOLDER,V Sarina,
Ont- ~ x
>-! A. ; DOUGLAS Alvinston, Ont. • .:--j>
i;WILLIAM; JOHN LUCAS, Strath
roy, Ont. '•'■'''.':",-'.',i^, if^ wv . .. ~i "'
.-: Unidentified man, about forty years
of age, well dressed; .r-% :' v;
■;: VIOLET I BROCK:, aged eleven, ; Chi
cago. - -^ :- ; < 5V r ; ' •.'• _•;■ ;■•.'-:"-.
»; Unidentified woman, about thirty;
five years old. -_ -,\ '-^. ; v^i .--' .
; :cMRS. JULIA BARNES, Woodstock,
Ont., about sixty, jyears:old.V..::_ .
Among those -injured were Mrs. J.
m. Stewart , and -*wo : children, of : Osh
kosh, Wis.; Mrsf! Stewart? has v a fac
tured jaw; Earlnas a broke* ; arm and
collar bone, an^-^obart • a fractured
hip. ■ri ~-' "'■': .v^TOfiV;'::": r': ■-'' - -". - - ":
V The Man That Failed. ;
■ • According to Master of Transporta
, tion a Price, of % this < city, vit - was the
: agent ','• and operator at -; Watford, the
next station east of }. Wanstead, who
failed to deliver to the train crew of
No. s?' their ? orders to pass • the - freight
train at Wanstead. Trainmaster Price
I says that tin expiation ;of the ■: mis
l take A the operator i says Ihe understood
:the dispatcher tto kill the ' orders . for
: No. sito j pass j the freight at Wanstead,
but it t; is f denied fins the dispatcher's
office t here * that the order i was i killed.
The i two ■ day coaches of ; the ? express
were > between the heavily loaded bag- ,
gage car and the weighty Pullmans.
With a terrific, grinding crash, the
rear baggage car was driven into the
coach for three-fourths of its length,
and in a twinkling a score of the oc
cupants were dead and two score more
were pinned down in the wreckage
and crushed and mangled. The horror
of fire was mercifully spared the suf
fering persons buried in the wreck.
A flame broke out, but the uninjured
passengers extinguished it with snow.
The occupants of the two Pullman
cars and the second day coach
swarmed out of their cars to the res
cue. A perfect bedlam of noises greet
ed them. The hiss of escaping steam
from the wrecked engines, mingled with
the piteous cries of the unfortunates
pinned in the ruins. The bitter cold
wind and snow added to their suffer-.
ings. Volunteer rescue parties were
immediately formed and did heroic
Relief Trains Summoned.
Meanwhile a brakeman had rushed
to the telegraph office and notified
both London and Sarnia of the acci
dent. Relief trains with surgeons and
wrecking cars were on their way to
the scene from both ends of the divi
sion in the shortest time possible.
While they were steaming at great
speed the work of rescue was carried
on by the uninjured passengers. They
delved into the heap of debris and,
guided by the moans and cries, found
the sufferers, pried and chopped them
out and carried them to the two Pull
man cars, which were transformed in
to temporary hospitals.
Most of those' in the Victoria hos
pital here are expected to recover, al
though several of those most serious
ly injured and shocked may result
Tonight, at Waterford, Dr. Tanner,
coroner, empaneled a jury to investi
gate the wreck. The operator at Wa
terford, whose mistake, Trainmaster
Price says, caused the wreck, has not
been placed under arrest.
Conductor McAuliffe, of the express
train, said today that the freight train
crew had opened the Warnstead switch
and the train had started to move into
it when the collision occurred. A min
ute or two more and the freight train
would have been safely sidetracked.
Trainmaster Price says that $10,000
will cover the loss to the rolling stock.
Horrible Experience Told.
Russell Quinn, of Chicago, whose hands
were badly scalded, said:
"I can' hear the cra~sh yet. Instantly
everything was pitch dark. When the
crash came I was just about to go to
sleep. In less time than it takes to think,
it seems, I was occupying the best part
of two seats. -My legs were in one seat
and my body in the other. I lay across
the back of one seat and could not move.
There were three men on top of me and
they, like myself, were unable to move.
Partly across them again lay the body of
a poor old woman. She was dead. Blood
flowed from her wounds in a great stream.
The men above me received most of the
flow, and one of the men was nearly
choked to death by it. He could not shift
the woman's body; he could not budge an
"My luck was to have the steam pipe
near by me. My hands were scalded by
the escaping steam. I thought I was
going to be choked to death, or at least
a part of me, for while my hands were
held against the jagged end of a broken
pipe my body was perishing in the awful
cold. The steam ceased in a little while,
but not before the skin was peeling from
"Then I was doomed to wait for two
hours —they-seemed to be two days—be
fore the man pinned upon me, together
with the dead body of the woman, could
be lifted." _
PRISON CITY BUDGET
NO EVIDENCE AGAINST GEORGE
DUftCAN AND HE IS RELEASED
Prison Population So Increases That Ad
ditional Cell Room Accommodation
Will Probably Have to Be Provided by
the Legislature—Week's Social Events.
The authorities were unable to secure
evidence connecting George Duncan, of
this city with the stealing of Michael J.
McLeer's pocketbook in St. Paul last Mon
day, and Duncan, who was placed in jail
Friday, has been liberated. Duncan
steadfastly maintained that he bad not
taken the pocketbook and the supposition
is that it was taken from McLecr by a
gang of toughs with whom he came in
contact while in St. Paul.
According to the statement of physicians
who conducted an autopsy, the death of
Mrs. Ida E. Johnson, who for some time
had been a charge on the county, was
caused by uremic poisoning, due to kid
ney trouble. Deceased was thirty-one
years of age.
The prison population has increased to
591 and some of the old-time convicts
have been provided with cots in the corri
dors, the new men being assigned to cells.
If the population continues to increase it
will be necessary for the next legislature
to provide additional cell room accommo
dations at the prison.
Byron J. Mosier, of this city, with a
number of other residents of the North
west, is interested in silver mines near
Guadalahera, Mexico, left for that point
yesterday and expects to be absent from
six weeks to two months.
If the present weather continues it will
be agreeable to loggers, who are doing
immense work in their camp 3at present.
It is easy for them to maintain roads
and large loads are being hauled.
John McCarthy, who is r.t home from
South Carolina, where he has been ex
ploring timber lands in which he is in
terested with Lammers Bros., of this
city, and others, expects to remain hero
until the middle of January, when he will
return south -for the remainder of the
winter. Mr. McCarthy Is greatly pleased
with the Southern timber and the cli
mate of the South.
A Li. Lammers is at home from a busi
ness trip to South Carolina.
Miss Inez Mcllree, who has been at Mln-
neapolis for some time, has returned
Harry Bassett, of Cedar Falls. lowa,
formerly of this city, was here on a vis
it to friends on Thursday and Friday.
Peter A. Boirier, of Ashland, Wis., spent
Christmas with relatives and friends in
Mrs. Thomas Ratlcan, of Gordon, Wis.,
was here the past week on a. visit to rela
Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Fellows and Mrs.
Laura Reed, of White Bear, and Mrs.
D. B. Newcomb, of St. Paul, vere guests
of relatives in this city on Christmas
Miss Ruby Colligan, who is teaching
school at Moorhead, Minn., is spen-Jing
a short vacation in Stillwater.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Jones, of St.
Paul, were guests of Rev. a ".d Mrs. S. J.
Kennedy en Thursday.
Mrs. John Slaughter nas returned from
Hudson, where she spent scne time wita
her son, Robert Slaughter, who is ill at
the Hudson sanitarium, hut is on the
road to rapid recovery.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Dlxon and daugh
ter, of Cloquet, Minn., were guests of
relatives and friends in Stillv/ater a part
of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Brokaw, of Minne
apolis, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. W.
W. Hall on Thursday.
Mrs. Michael Moriarty, of Valley City,
N. D., was the guest of Stillwater friends
the past week.
Miss Gertrude McLaughlin, of Brainerd,
Minn., is in the city on a visit to her
George McLaughlin, of Sioux City, lowa,
spent Christmas day with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick McLaughlfn.
Rana Cossitt, of Sydney, Cape Bieton,
formerly proprietor of the Cumberland
House at Sydney, is the jjucst of Douglas
Hill and family.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Harper, of West
Superior, were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
E. D. Bufflngton over Christmas.
The S. E. C. club gave a dance in
Woodmen hall Tuesday evening which
w#; well atended and an enjoyable af-
William Spindle, of Fort Dodge, lowa,
spent a part of the weok with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Spindle.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Easton and son. cf
Minneapolis, spent Christmas day with
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Easton and other
relatives in Stillwater.
Miss Inez Brigan visited with Minne
apolis friends during the week.
Ernest Korn. of Kalispell, Mont., Is
here on a visit to his mother.
Miss Ethel Crocker visited with friends
in Duluth during the week.
Bert Torinus and Gordon Tolen, of Win
ton, Minn., are visiting with relatives
and friends in this city.
Mrs. Louis Searles, of Grand Forks, N.
D., was the guest of her sister, Mrs. J.
P. Masterman during the past week.
Mrs. James Brenna and children spent
a part of the week with relatives in Min
Miss May McCarthy, of Brainerd, Minn.,
is in the city on a visit to her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. John McCarthy.
Dr. and Mrs. J. J. Volker, of Alexan
dria, Minn., were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas McCallan during the week.
Miss Murray, of White Bear, was a
guest of Miss Mate Bronson on Tues
Miss Nora Frye Is spending a few
days at Elk River, Minn. .
Frank McGray, of Fargo, N. D., is visit
ing with relatives and friends in and
near Stillwater. j _
Miss Gertrude Sutton, of Albert Lea,
Minn., is here on a short visit.
Al. Peaslee, of Austin, Minn., spent a
few days the past week with M. M. Peas
lee and family.
Miss Stella E. Nelson has returned
from Rye seminary N. T., to spend a
couple of weeks with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. John G. Nelson.
Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Came. of Anoka,
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. John
son a part of the week.
The Royal Neighbors will give a ball
in Woodmen hall New Tear's- night.
Justus Johnson, of Grand Forks, N.
D., visited his parents in Stillwator the
Miss Laura Wilklow, of Winton, Minn.,
ft visiting with relatives at South Still
Aged Couple Cremated.
OSAKIS, Minn., Dec. 27.—Mr. and Mrs.
D. W. Phelps, an aged couple living alone
at West Union, a small village seven
miles east of here, were burned to death
early this morning. The house was totally
destroyed and the bodies cremated. The
couple were nearly eighty years old and
pioneer residents of Todd county.
Arrested for Threat to Kill.
GAURISON, lowa, Dec. 27.—Dr. O. B.
Beller, a prominent physician of this
place, has been arrested on the charge of
threatening to kill his formed fiancee, a
Miss Hall, of Vinton, who married on
Christmas. Dr. Park, of Fort Morgan,
s/ fßY\sse counts
"■ Pfej lOn basis sa^s
GRACIOUS ACT OF
GIVES DINNER TO WIDOWS AND
CHILDREN OF SOLDIERS KILL
ED IN SOUTH AFRICA
OVER 1,400 PEOPLE
ARE MADE HAPPY
Sir Thomas Lipton Assists and Makes
a Felicitous Little Speech—The
Queen Manages the Affair Down to
the Smallest Detail and Sends a
LONDON, Dec 27. —Queen Alexan
dra's dinner this afternoon to widows
and children of those killed In the
South African war formed the most
striking demonstration in London's ob
servance of Christmas. Long before
the festivities began crowds gathered
in the streets adjacent to the Alexan
dra Trust building, which was gaily
decorated without and within.
Over 600 widows and 800 children
partook of the queen's Christmas fare.
The bright clothing of the children
formed a pleasant contrast to their
mothers' widows' weeds. Inside the
building were military bands on each
floor, while Highland pipers, Punch
and Judy shows, theatrical troupes,
performers from the music halls and
tables full of toys, crackers and spe
cial chocolate boxes from the queen
lent vivid coloring and meaning to the
celebration. Sir Thomas Lipton, who
received the guests in behalf of the
queen, was kept busy helping lift chil
dren up the steps, to relieve mothers
who had brought families larger than
they could carry. After very many
turkeys and plum puddings had been
consumed Sir Thomas read the follow
ing message from the qtieen:
Greeting From the Queen.
"Pray convey the expressions of my
very best wishes to all my guests at
the Alexandra Trust May they spend
a very happy day and may God help
and bless them throughout the com
In his speech greeting the queen's
guests, Sir Thomas Lipton said:
<fI feel certain all of you will ever
treasure the recollection of today's
gathering, as a token of the queen's
high regard and womanly solicitude for
those whose best and dearest laid
down their Hves for king: and country.
She has taken the keenest possible in
terests in every detail of the arrange
ments for your entertainment. Not the
smallest item was decided upon with
out her supervision. The dinner may
and I hope it will be taken as a queen
ly lesson, which ought to be forever _
remembered, that those who have suf
fered in behalf of their country should
not be forgotten."
Sir Thomas called for cheers for the
queen was answered with a great
shout from the happy womtn and ju
bilant children, which the crowds out
side took up. A telegram was sent to
Queen Alexandra expressing the loyal
and loving thanks of the children and
their mothers and wishing the king
and queen a happy New Tear.
.; Nothing Lacking—Customer (emerging
from bargain-counter crush —Help! My
leg is broken! Floorwalker —You -will find
the crutch department, sir, on the fourth
floor in the rear.—Tit-Bits.