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St. Paul and Vicinity—Snow. Minnesota —Snow and colder today; Tuesday fair, snow In.east portion. VOL. XXVII.—NO. 361 HALF MILLION JAPS PREPARING TO FIGHT TOKYO ONCE MORE GREAT MILITARY CAMP Thousands of Recruits Are Rapidly Being Whipped Into Shape and Ready to Be Sent to the Front- Artillery Will Be Immediately In creased and Formosa Defenses Are Being Strengthened to Meet At tacks of New Russian Squadron TOKYO. Dec. 25.—Tokyo is again a great military camp, and the scenes of last spring, when the first armies were mobilized and dispatched are be ing duplicated. Thousands of recruits and reservists are assembled, drilling and equipping, preparatory to taking the field. The permanent and tempo rary barracks are filled and it is nec essary to billet the soldiers brought to the city. Oyama field is the center of activity, where infantry, cavalry and artillery are constantly drilling. The batteries fire blank cartridges for the purpose of breaking in the horses. The general military preparations are enormous. It is planned to give Field Marshal Oyama a rqugh total of a half million men, with a heavily increased artillery arm, besides increasing the defenses of Formosa and the southern islands in anticipation of the Russian second Pacific squadron's attempt to seize a base. The port of Kleeung, Formosa, has been declared in a state of siege, and other preparations in Formosa and the Pescadores are progressing. Winter is not interfering with the Japanese transport service. The railway be tween Dalny and Tentai is working well and the running time between Taotai and Liau-yang is six days. The following report was received from the besiegers at Port Arthur this morning: "A body of our right wing surprised the enemy at Housanytantun and Siao fantum, about six and a half miles northwest of Port Arthur, at 10 o'clock Saturday night and occupied the vil lages, and, subsequently dislodging the enemy, occupied the whole of Taliuch iatum, about five miles northwest of Port Arthur, at 2:55 o'clock this morn ing. "Our repeated attacks during the PLAN UNIQUE EFFECT Lewis and Clark Exposition to Light Lake Bottom PORTLAND, Or., Dec. 25.—Among the novelties of the electrical illumina tion scheme designed for the Lewis and Clark exposition is the submarine lighting of Guild's lake. This lake is the largest body of water ever inclosed in any exposition grounds, being over 200 acres in extent, and the arrange ments being carried out will trans form the lake into a blaze of glory. The lights will be fifty-candle power and inclosed in air and water tight receptacles. Spectators will be able to see all kinds of fish swimming about in the shallow water. This submarine illumination will also give the effect of dancing flames of fire at a distance in the night. Completing the vista of Columbia court on the island in the lake will be the grand court and gardens in front of the government building surmounted v.ith 300-foot towers, which, with their outlines trimmed with thousands of lights, can be seen as far as the Cas cade range of mountains, seventy-five miles distant. In conjunction with these plans the Mazamas, a mountain climbing club of this city, are arrang ing for the illumination of Mount Hood, the highest peak in Oregon, by signal fires at intervals during June and July. The mountain is easily discernible from every vantage point of the grounds. YANKEES WIN CASE Mexican Court Decides in Americans' Favor MEXICO CITY, Mex., Dec. 25.—The case which has been pending for a number of years in the courts of Mex ico against the bankruptcy of the Mon terey & Mexican Gulf railway, has been decided by the supreme federal court in favor of many Americans, as well as other nationalities, against the Belgian company. It is known that the funds for the payment of these claims have been guaranteed by both the Belgian com pany and the Mexican Central, which Eome three years ago purchased the Monterey & Mexican Gulf railway. About 52,000,000 was involved. THE ONLY DEMOCRATIC DAILY NEWSPAPER OF GENERAL CIRCULATION IN THE NORTHWEST THE ST. PAUL GLOBE past few days were uniformly success ful, and now the whole of the enemy's advanced positions fronting our right wing are in our hands." The Port Arthur besiegers occupied Taliuchiatun on Saturday. It is offi cially announced that the whole of the Russian advanced positions in front of the Japanese right have fallen. Weather Is Mild 6en. kurorts headquar ters,' IN THE FIELD, Dec. 25 (via Fusan). —The usual Russian artillery fire against the Japanese left and cen ter has been heard the past three days and from midnight last night until dawn this morning. According to re ports received the Japanese suffered no damage from the fire. There is no activity in front of the Japanese right. The weather is very mild. ' Chinese Are Hungry HARBIN, Dec 25.—Chinese from the south say that the Japanese have brought 50,000 Chinese into Southern Manchuria, but have great"difficulty in feeding them. They also say that the Japanese have prepared a thousand four-wheeled carts with iron shields in front and on the sides, which are to be pushed by soldiers and which are to carry rapid-fire and machine guns. Some frozen Japanese have been found in abandoned trenches. There is the greatest activity in Harbin, where the Russians are building enlarged baths, churches and a hospital. A scheme has been discovered by which a Siberian merchant has been sending vodka to the front marked with a red cross and labeled as medical supplies. The perpetrator has been forced to leave the country. Lack of Chin?se silver is causing the depreciation of the rouble here, but the reported closing of the Chinese bank at Tie Pass is untrue. MORGANBUYSBONDB Furnishes Funds for Canadian Northern Road Extension Special to The Globe TORONTO, Can., Dec. 25.— J. P. Morgan & Co., of New York, have just purchased $5,000,000 worth of Canadian Northern railway bonds. It is understood that Morgan's agents have been watching the new MacKen zie and Mann transcontinental for some time, and that recently a thorough in spection of the road was made by them. The result was satisfactory, for the house forthwith took up $5,000,000 4 per cent bonds and signified a desire to secure more of the same lot. •This rail way is the property of the MacKenzie- Mann syndicate. The money is to be used to extend the line through the Northwest territories to the Pacific coast as a rival of the Canadian Pa cific and Grand Trunk. Five Hurt in Explosion WHEELING. W. Va., Dec. 25.—Five persons were badly wounded and the house of B. J. Beggs was completely wrecked today by a natural gas explosion. An infant was thrown half way across the street, sustaining serious wounds. THE NEWS INDEXED PAGE I Stabs His Companion in Brawl Far Eastern War Sheriff Leaves to Take Dr. Chadwick Seven Killed in Illinois Wreck PAGE II State Educational Convention Patrolman Shoots Escaping Prisoner Senatorial Fight Gossip School Board Has Hard Problem Unions Name Officers Cold Wave Coming PAGE 111 Indian Commission Report Quiet Christmas at White House Canadian Official Denies Bribery Charges PAGE IV Editorial Comment Baldwin's Airship Sails Fast Colorado Citizens Oppose Republican Plan PAGE V In the Sporting World PAGE VI Financial and Commercial PAGE VII Paying Wants PAGE VIII Minneapolis Matters Christmas in St. Paul MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 26, 1904 SHE 18 REJECTED BY THE PROPHET . ;-;■. 'X-c~ : .r-; /.-..:-- :-■-:.' ■'.'■ '■■;:.-;"-"ri.v-?-;.,- ■...- -.-:-'l;-,-v-;'; ..v.;-^:'"'-"^"' ,-■.. "^XJ^-^z^^p-f^^^ 7^: Rich swss convert, who was said to have abjured Dcwieism and the son of the prophet, ?s now de nounced by E! Jan II as not being the wife of the "ankissed" Gladstone Dowle SEVEN ARE KILLED IN TRAINS' CRASH Operator's Error Causes Fatal Head-on Collision in Illinois MAUDS STATION, HI., Dec. 25. —In a head on collision, between two pas senger trains on the Southern railway near here today one passenger and six employes were killed and seventeen passengers and eight employes injured. Most of the injuries were serious. The passenger train which left St. Louis at 9 o'clock last night collided head on with the passenger train leav ing Louisville at the same hour. Ac cording to Southern railway officials the disaster -was caused by the failure of the operator at Brown's, 111., to de liver to the east-bound train an order naming a meeting point for the two trains. The St. Louis-Louisville and the St. Louis-Knoxville sleepers were drawn by both trains, but none of the passengers in these four cars were in jured. Both engines were badly dam aged and four coaches destroyed. Following is the list of dead: CHARLES SCHMIDT, Centralia, 111. ENGINEER BOWEN. Princeton, Ind. FIREMAN CHARLES HUTT, Prince ton, Ind. MAIL CLERK H. D. HOGAN, Georgetown, Ind. SECTION FOREMAN UNDER WOOD, Princeton, Ind. EMPLOYE HENRY OSKIN, Tenne son, Ind. CYRUS HUTCHINSON, East St. Louis. Escaped by Jumping Engineer Buchanan and Fireman Taggart escaped by jumping. Nothing was found of Fireman Hutt's body ex cept some charred bones which were Identified by a watch and ring lying near by. The bones were gathered in a water bucket by the rescuers. The trunk of the body of Engineer Bowen was found pinioned beneath the burn ing tender. Under him was a portion of his tool box. The remains were identified by means of an Elks' badge. E. B. McNeeny, one of the injured, was riding on the engine. He is a reporter on a Princeton, Ind., paper. His wife was Jn a car behind. The cars of the east-bound train were telescoped and caught fire. The cars of the west bound train were only partially tele scoped and the passengers escaped without serious injury. A wrecking crew and relief party left Princeton, Ind., at once and began clearing the track and removing the dead and injured. The hardest part of the task was to extinguish the flames, which had broken out among the shat tered engine and coaches. Water was carried in rain coats and thrown on the flames by passengers before relief ar rived. Several cars were burned before the fire was extinguished. Each train car- Continued on Second Page CATHEDRAL FUND WILL BE RAISED Archbishop Ireland Brings Good (News to Immaculate Conception Parish Archbishop Ireland celebrated mass at the Minneapolis Church of the Im maculate Conception yesterday morn ing and brought words of cheer to the members of the congregation who are attempting to raise funds for the erec tion of a pro-cathedral at Hennepin avenue and Sixteenth street. At the conclusion of the celebra tion of pontifical high mass, Arch bishop Ireland announced that two cit izens of Minneapolis had subscribed $60,000 for the proposed pro-cathedral in that city. The announcement came as a sur prise, resulting in a greatly increased interest in the pro-cathedral, and as suring the early completion of the structure. The receipt of the gifts of such proportion, coming on Christ mas day, proved a great encourage ment to those who have labored so earnestly. The announcement was that the names of the donors were withheld at their request, the total amount of their gift being $60,000. Receipt of this sum was very encouraging to those who strongly desire the early completion of the pro-cathedral and its consequent use for public worship. The archbishop said that regardless of the subscriptions that have been made the two men have come forward with $60,000, a sum which justifies the committee in charge of the work In its move to revise the plans and to erect a larger building than was contemplat ed at the start. The parish has pur chased three different sites, but the last one is the largest and best located of any. The archbishop is confident that the money necessary to erect the building will be raised in a short time. SON KILLS FATHER IN A CHRISTMAS BRAWL BLACKSHEAR, Pa., Dec. 25. —As the result of a Christmas carousal, T. B. Altman, a prominent farmer, is dead, his son, Darling Altman, is in jail, charged with involuntary man slaughter, and City Marshal McMillan is badly cut upon the face-and body. Altman and his son were being arrest ed for disorderly conduct- Young Altman drew his knife and in the melee which followed accidentally cut his father while trying to cut Mc- Millan. Engine Runs Away JOHNSTOWN, Pa., Dec. 25. —As a result of the wild trip of a locomotive of the Cambria Steel company and Its collision with an ore handling crane in the rear of the blast furnaces today, both engine and crane are almost total wrecks and a property loss of $90,000 caused. SHERIFF READY TO ARREST DR.CHADWICK Mrs. Chadwick Begs for Kind Treatment for Her Hus band CLEVELAND. Ohio, Dec. 25.—Sheriff Barry left for New York tonight car rying* with him the papers for the ar rest of Dr. Leroy S. Chadwick, who is expected to land there on the steam ship Pretoria Wednesday morning. This afternoon Mrs. Chadwick show ed unusual nervousness. She finally sent for the sheriff with the statement that she wanted to talk over the trip to New York and the impending arrest of her husband. The sheriff spent almost an hour with the woman in her cell, during which time she wept convulsively. "I know you will treat my husband as kindly as possible under the circumstances, but please remember that he is inno cent of any wrongdoing^" said Mrs. Chadwick as the sheriff entered her jail quarters. During the hour that the officer was talking her Mrs. Chadwicfe re peatedly *asked him to be kind to Dr. Chadwick. She deplored the indict ment against her husband and said it was all an awful mistake. "This is the worst thing that has happened dur ing all the trouble of the last few weeks," said Mrs. Chadwick. "I never JGLJV>SrOIf£' £OW7£ .- thought my husband would be dragged into this affair, it is so unjust, for If ever an honest man lived it is my hus band." Solicitous for Stepdaughter Mrs. Chadwick asked the sheriff to tell her in detail of all of his plans. Several times she referred to the doc tor's daughter by a former wife, who is.returning with Dr. Chadwick to this country. The woman also especially asked that the sheriff do everything possible to make the situation as easy as possible for the young girl. "Remember all I have told you," called out Mrs. Chadwick as Sheriff Barry was leaving the jail. "This is terrible, but there Is one satisfaction. I will see my husband soon." Before leaving, Sheriff Barry tele graphed to Albany asking that the papers in the case be made out in ad vance so as to insure no delay. Ac cording to his plans tonight, the sheriff expected to call upon Gov. Odell at the state house in Albany the first thing Monday morning, to turn over the requisition papers from Gov. Herrick, receiving extradition papers from Gov. Odell in return. From Albany-he ex pected to go Immediately to New York, arriving there in the afternoon. The sheriff will-stop at the Hoffman house. It has been arranged for rela tives of Miss Mary Chadwick to meet her at the hotel. Whether she will re main in New York or come on to Cleveland with her father is not yet settled. It is thought, however, that she will stay in New York with rela tives and friends for a few days at least. Blow to Dr. Chadwick "I suppose it Will be a severe blow to Dr. Chadwick to be met with papers for his arrest upon hin arrival in this country," said the sheriff tonight. "I intend to do everything possible to ease the situation as much as the cir cumstances will permit for bctfh Dr. Chadwick and his daughter. The exact course that the sheriff will follow is to be determined Tuesday morning after a conference with New- York officials. The sheriff expects to go out to meet the Pretoria on either a government lighter or a police patrol boat. He plans to catch the big steam er outside of Sandy Hook and to no tify Dr. Chadwick of his arrest before the landing is made at quarantine. "If Dr. Chadwick is not a sick man I shall return with him on the first train I can make out of New York Wednesday, reaching Cleveland if pos sible some time Wednesday night or Thursday morning," said the sheriff. "If he is a sick man my plans may necessarily have to be changed. At any rate I shall remain in New York long enough to be certain of the proper care of Miss Chadwick." Sheriff Barry left Cleveland at 6 o'clock tonight over the Lake Shore railroad. He is due in Albany at 6:20 Monday morning. Detectives Kidnap Their Man SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 25.—George E. Letcher, of San Jose, who is wanted by the Ohio authorities on the charge of arson, committed in that state twen ty-five years ago, and who has been re sisting extradition, has been kidnaped by, detectives and taken in a launch to Martinez, where the Eastern overland train was boarded. Letcher Is now out of the jurisdiction of the courts of the state. PRICE TWO CENTS MURDEROUS SPIRIT MARS CHRISTMAS PISTOL SHOT ENDS CARD GAME QUARREL Harry Cannon Shoots and In stantly Kills Percy A. Young Murderer Accuses Dead Man of Cheating in Poker Game Cannon Surrenders to the Po lice and Witnesses Are Arrested Harry Cannon, known also as Harry Hall, shot and instantly killed Percy A. Young in Cannon's room, on the third floor of the building at 249 & East Seventh street last night at 10:15 o'clock. Cannon gave himself up to the police. TV. A. Countryman and George E. Shannon were arrested shortly after midnight and are held as witnesses. Young was killed during a quarrel over a poker game. The shooting oc curred in Cannon's room. Cannon, Young, Countryman, Shannon and Jo seph Kohen, it is said, were "seated at a table gambling when Cannon accused Young of cheating and him to leave the room. Young then, according to the story of one of the men present, used abusive language, to which Cannon replied. Young struck Cannon a blow in the face and Cannon drawing a revolver fired twice, the shots taking effect be low the heart. Cannon Admits Shooting Leaving Young with the men in the room Cannon dashed down the hall to the room of the landlady of the build ing, Miss Claude Williams, and clared that he had killed Young, and asked that the police be notified. Charles Brown ran for the police and found Patrolman Burke. When Burke arrived he found Cannon sitting on the stairs waiting for him, and Cannon ad mitted to him that he had killed the man. Cannon was then sent to the central station. When the two shots were heard Mrs. Max Leifests, who occupies a room next to that of Cannon, ran into the room of Mis 3 Claude Williams, where Charles Brown, Joseph Hoskins and others were visiting. She an nounced that some one had been shot, and before she had finished speaking Cannon broke into the room. "I've killed Percy,* 'he declared. "I'm all in; send for the police." He then sank down on a chair overcome by the excitement. He remained there until he heard the policeman coming up the stairs and then went out to meet the officer. He submitted willingly to be ing placed under arrest. When he reached the station he told the follow ing story: "I was in the room with two friends when Young came in. I had known him a long time, and last winter I sup ported him. I was surprised when he began using abusive language and made a dash at me. I attempted to ward him off and in the struggle he struck me in the face. Then I drew the revolver, but I did not mean to shoot him. He pressed my wrist about and the muzzle pointed to his breast. In a sudden movement my hand struck the trigger and the gun went off." Witness' Story Is Different Joseph Kohen, better known as "Doc," who was in the room gave a different version of the affair. To Jo seph Hoskins, immediately after the shooting, he said: "Young and Cannon were sitting side by side and they were playing a game Continued on Eighth Page PiGKS FLAW IN BILL Locomotive Manufacturer Dis cusses Rate Regulation Special to The Globe PITTSBURG, Pa., Dec. 25.—Repre sentative H. K. Porter, the million aire locomotive manufacturer of Pitts burg, who is booked for a foreign ap pointment, spent Christmas at home. When asked as to the likelihood of congress passing bills providing for national regulation of railroad rates, he said: "One difficulty with the present bill that is likely to provoke much discus sion is the question raised _by rail road men. The bill provides a com mission to have power in certain cases to fix rates provisionally for thirty or sixty days, until the courts can de cide whether they are fair. __. Railroad men want to know, supposing the courts decide the rate fixed was not fair, how will the railroads be reimbursed for loss they have sustained by reason of the arbitrary rates. Will the govern ment reimburse them or will it help them collect from the shippers? "That is only one of the points that is likely to lead to much argument and which would make it practically impossible to get the bill through the o*»4.te at this session." READ THE GLOBE ■■ THE O/HLY LIVE NEWSPAPZI IN ST. PAUL On train*, FIVE CENTS STABS COMPANION IN DRUNKEN BRAWL Al Moeller Puts Bloody End to Ai! Night Celebra tion Delivers Christmas Present to Cousin and Then Dis appears Wounded Man Is Taken to City Hospital in Dying- Con dition "Here's your Christmas present, take it quick; I've staWJed a man and have to run so that the police won't catch me. Good-by, and merry Christmas to the folks." Stopping only long enough in his mad flight to gasp out that he was a fugitive, Al Moeller, nineteen years old, startled his cousin, William Beyers, 983 Jenks street yesterday morning, and then dropping a bottle of whisky—the Christmas present—he disappeared. Leaving Beyers in breathless sur prise Moeller hastened to the next house, 985 Jenks street, occupied by the parents of John Johnson, twenty two years old, who was then lying in a saloon two blocks away in a critical condition bleeding from seven deep cuts. Tells Johnson's Parents "Get down to the .saloon at the cor ner. John is dying. Good-by. I stabbed him,!', cried Moeller through the door, and before anyone could reach him he dashed down the stairs and was seen rushing towards the city lim its. He disappeared completely, and though the police searched 211 day for him they could not locate hi*n. The stabbing affair was the result of a quarrel between John Johnson, his brother Fred and Moeller. The trio had been out all night, visiting vari ous Saloons, and early in the morning they were all more or less intoxicated. They spent some time in the saloon of Albert Lakaszewski, 977 Arcade street, where it is said Moeller stole a bottle of whisky which he later gave to his cousin. Leaving Lukasze^wski's saloon, they visited Gus Carlson's place, at Arcade and Sims street. There the trio, to gether with W. Oberg, a youth living in the neighborhood, had several drinks. The Johnson brothers and Moeller than Went to John Boldthen's saloon, 960 Arcade street, where they had a violent dispute. According to R. Mack, the bartender, Fred accused his brother of being~ lazy and refusing to go to work. He declared that if John did not secure employment Tuesday he would have him arrested as a va grant. The brothers had some hot words and they then went out into the street. The Three Have a Fight Here the three started a fight, in which Moeller is accused of drawing a knife . and stabbing John Johnson. _ Johnson received several deep cuts, one in the back which penetrated his lung, another in the chest which also pene trated his lung, several gashes in the neck and a cut on the left temple. The wounded man fell to the side walk where he lay for- some time be fore his brother called for help and had him removed to the saloon of Al bert Lukaszewski, near which the fight took place. The police were no tified and Johnson was removed to the city hospital. The injured man lost a large quantity of blood and was so weak when he reached the hospital that it was thought he was dead. He was revived by the use of stimulants, how- Continued on Eighth Page GORMAN IS WEARY Senator Will Not Wage Fight for Re-election Special to The Globe BALTIMORE, Md., Dec. 25.—"Sen ator Gorman will not be a candidate for re-election if it is necessary for him to make another such fight as that waged to secure his election in 1901. He wiH have passed his seventieth year in 1909, when his present term expires. If the „ people of Maryland desire a continuance of his services in the senate and his health permits, he may again enter lists, but he is no longer ambitious." This announcement comes from .one of Senator Gorman's friends, who is frequently consulted by the senator. The same gentleman states, however, that in the interim Senator Gorman does not intend to relinquish the control of the party machinery and will fight to a finish any individual or faction that seeks to organize another organization. This is construed to mean that the senator does not intend to show any quarter, much less yield, to that element in the party unfriendly to the constitutional amendment which it is now believed will be submitted to the people.