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St. Paul and Vicinity—Snow.
Minnesota —Snow and colder today;
Tuesday fair, snow In.east portion.
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
"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
"Our repeated attacks during the
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Stabs His Companion in Brawl
Far Eastern War
Sheriff Leaves to Take Dr. Chadwick
Seven Killed in Illinois Wreck
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
Editorial Comment
Baldwin's Airship Sails Fast
Colorado Citizens Oppose Republican
In the Sporting World
Financial and Commercial
Paying Wants
Minneapolis Matters
Christmas in St. Paul
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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
Operator's Error Causes Fatal
Head-on Collision in
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.
ton, Ind.
Georgetown, Ind.
WOOD, Princeton, Ind.
son, Ind.
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
Several cars were burned before the
fire was extinguished. Each train car-
Continued on Second Page
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
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.
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-
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
Mrs. Chadwick Begs for Kind
Treatment for Her Hus
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
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
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
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
Harry Cannon Shoots and In
stantly Kills Percy A.
Murderer Accuses Dead Man
of Cheating in Poker
Cannon Surrenders to the Po
lice and Witnesses Are
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
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
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."
On train*,
Al Moeller Puts Bloody End to
Ai! Night Celebra
Delivers Christmas Present to
Cousin and Then Dis
Wounded Man Is Taken to City
Hospital in Dying- Con
"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
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
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
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.

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