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QUIN CONTINUES FOOTBALL FIGHT 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 week. 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 bone. 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 Kame. — 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. Kletzsch. "Its not natural! It's cowardly. The blacklegs on the street would not do that. 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 thirteen purses. BUTTER SALE OUR FAMOUS BUTTER. STAR. BRAND O\J\* Pound 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 TROIT 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 laugh. -"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 public. "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 crawled under. " 'Ah, there,' he called to the audi ence. 'Ah, there, pals. I'm with you COAL IN SOUTH DAKOTA LOW MUCH SUFFERING EXPECTED UNLESS FUEL SUPPLY IS FORTHCOMING 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 or two.' "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 livan." JACK MUNROE PLANS A FIGHT CAREER Butte Miner Is to Engage a Manager and Train for a Blp Battle. 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 JACK MUNROE, 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 Mark. 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 enne. PRIEST'S SILVER JUBILEE. Celebration at Wlnona In Honor of Fa ther Gallagher. 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 of perfection. TWO SUSPECTS IDENTIFIED. Men Accused of Having Held Up a Bur lington Train. 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 Victims. 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 a Train. 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. / -»- • \uitr Ninth Annual a_°_a 9tl«JpiUAnnaai flAj Afjrn T|ft|/rT nfitflfilllil (Mil F 9thSeml-Ani.ua! n S;=;wiiiii»iaiiiE;^£ Ell^lllilill I Sftl I" will be in full blast to-morrow morning. : Myriads of colored tickets are I V Pi! 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It down to only $11.25 downto,. $5.83 ERROR OF TRAIN DISPATCHER FATAL 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. Telegrapher's Error. 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, Ont. **:-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 work. 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 ' fatally. 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 inch. "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 my hands. "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 home. 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 this city. Mrs. Thomas Ratlcan, of Gordon, Wis., was here the past week on a. visit to rela tives. 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 I day. 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 parents. 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 neapolis. 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 day." 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 past week. Miss Laura Wilklow, of Winton, Minn., ft visiting with relatives at South Still water. 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, Col. I s/ fßY\sse counts "■ Pfej lOn basis sa^s GRACIOUS ACT OF QUEEN ALEXANDRA 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 Greeting. 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 ing year." 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.