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La Crosse Tribune, The (Newspaper) - January 6, 1906, La Crosse, Wisconsin LIGHTING AND POWER COM _ VOUMOK.B..Y; THIS PAPER PI The Tribune has the: largest circulation of: any jdaily aevspaper in Westero Wisconsin Official Newspaper of La Crosse County Only Local Paper Not Owned by T r u t VOLUME II NUMBER 195 LA CROSSE: WISCONSIN. SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 1906 PRICE TWO CENTS LawyerPrecipitates Disgraceful Row INVESTIGATION ADJOURNED Just After Opening to a Fight in the Court Room (Soripps-MoRae Dispatah. N'EW YORK, Jan. H. Ro- gers took the stand about noon and gave his residence and name and said he was in the oil business. He was asked with what companies he was connected but Attorney Rowc inter- jected an objection and instructed the witness not to answer. Commissioner Sanboni said to Howe: "The witness will take no advice from you, you .represent no parlies to the faction. I insist you do not further interrupt the proceed- ings." Rogers refused to answer on grounds of personal privilege and said was not afraid of incrimin- ating himself. A wordy war between Rowe and j Sanboni precipitated an adjournment j at about I o'clock to prevent a dis- graceful termination of the hearing. Snnborn ordered Rowe to leave but he refused. The situation grew cri- tical and Sanboni refused to continue the hearing with Rnwi: in the room. Rogers broke up the seriousness by saying lie wished i-hey would order FAMILY S. N. WHEATON PERSECUTED BY TRUST; SUICIDES Dlspatefi.) CIirCAGO; Jan. body of Jacob Rtistman, aged 54. president of the Jefferson Ice company, wealthy, was found in the corporation offices this morning'shot. A revolver was found near. The police are unable to say whether it was murder or sui- cide. The deceased's physician, Dr. Charles Gcnn. says Rustman for the past year suffered Josses aggregating several hundred thousands which he declared due to persecutions of the alleged-trust. The doctor says Rust- man told him rht could not standjt longer and: claims' the patient has been insane for the past two weeks. MATT STYER, THE MURDERER This picture shows the entire family, i, John; 2, Pearl (Stye" sweetheart; 3, Paul; 4 Ralph; 5, Hazel (who escaped by 6 S. N. Wheaon; 7, Ruth (who died of 8, Wbeaton, who.w.ll recover. TRAIN TO DIE Thrown from a moving train by a brakcmar. and left lying in a snow bai-.k in a stunned condition for sev- eral hours before found and cared for, was the experience of an un- known tramp at Mlcdary, four miles cast of the city. Henry Schroeder, who runs a sa- loon near the junction, found the man lying in the snow shortly after daybreak yesterday morning and at first thought he was dead. An igation Showed, however, that life i the ..man would no doubt have frozn still remained and summoning help j to death while lying m a stupoi ,n Mr. Schroeder-conveyed'the :man: to his home, where a physician was call- ed. Within a short time the. heat of the room revived the stranger and 'af- ter being treated for a time he fell into, a deep 'sleep, throughout the day. In the evening he was able to move about, and although still dazed remembered enough of what had, hap- pened to tell Mr. Schroeder that a brakcman had found him stealing a ridc'-and had pushed him off the train. Had- th'e weather been cold WHEATON HOME, SCENE OF TRAGEDY Slyer entered through a-kitchen window indicated (X) and after ATTEND THE FUNERAL IS SHOIBY HE CIVIL SERVICE EXAMS. SEVERAL KILLED IN EXPLOSION (Scripps-McRae Dispatch.) CIIUCAGO. Jan. are reported killed in at, exposion at Do- Ices and Shcpard's stone quarry at Garry. Ills., south of this city. It i-. believed six men were killed, though :an official of the company ,ays'he has reports that only three were killed and seven injured. U is believed the men were heating dyna- mite preparatory to a blast. MIDSHIPMAN DECATUR IS ACOWTTED (Scripps-McRae Dispatch.) i Jan. [Sands announced that Midshipman Decatur had been acquitted of hazing today. The largest funeral ever seen in Houston county was that held this afternoon, in Caledonia, when Pearl Wheaton, murdered by her lover, Matt Stycr, and her sister, Ruth, who died from bullet wounds receiv- ed from the same source, were laid at rest in the village cemetery. A prayer was held at the house and then the funeral cortege formed and two hearses conveyed the flower laden caskets to the village Mjethodist ihurch, where services were conduct- ed by the pastor. Hundreds of people from all over the county were .there to attend the services and only a small portion of them could get into the church. The funeral procession of carriages and sleighs which fol- lowed the remains to the graveyard was a couple of miles long. Stores Two' state tjilicials took non-com- petitive examinations and live appli- cants for positions look competitive examinations, tiic first under the civi- service law in La Crosse Harry G. INflcCabc, La Crosse, clerk. ,Charles Chr.lsma, La Crosse, dep- uty factory inspector. Tony J. Bcascr, West Salem, dep- uty factory inspector. J. L. Thayer, Ln Crosse, clerk. William Yaughan, I-a Crosse, en- gineer. comity, today. The examinations Were held in the binall council chamber at the city hall and started at 9 o'clock this morning under the direction of Coun- Five olhei ly Civil Service Commissioners Mar- (plications to take the ry Spcncc. F. II. Fowler and Frank but did not put in an Winter. Nearly the entire day was occupied in examinations. Al'i the app.licants were examined in spelling, writing and arithmetic and in special subjects with reference to the sort of work required in the positions for which they were being examined. The two state officials. Came War- den George Kingsicy and Factory Inspector August Lchnhoff, took seekers made ap- cxaminations .ppearancc. and business houses were closed dur- ing the services. Mrs. Wheaton, still confined to her bed with the wounds inflicted by Sty- er, was unable to attend the services. This morning the caskets in which reposed the remains of her two daughters were taken her bed- room and she took a last long look at the faces of her dear one's whom RUSSIA IN HARD FINANCIAL WAY (Seripps-McRae Dispatch. ST. PMTERSBURG, Jan. i'nuinciat condition of this country is extremely threatening. Paper mon- ey has been issued far in excess 'of the ability to redeem. The only so- lution is floating a new loan which is practically impossible while the con- non-competitive examinations mere- DELIRIOUS PATIENT LEAPS FROM WIN- :y to satisfy the commission that they are competent to continue; in their present positions. Applicants for appointments the positions they seek arc as will inform the civil service commis- sion and the three highest standing applicants cm the eligible list for the place vacant will be submitted to the appointing officer, he being empower- ed" to so'iect and appoint any one of the three. The applicant writes his examina- tion without giving his name and the person who examines the paper does not know the name of tlic writer. The paper is marked and graded by number and tliis means is adopted in and i the hope of securing the utmost fair- fol- I ness. ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. ery factory is closed on account of the holidays. Employers at a gen- eral meeting decided not to open un- lu til after the celebration of Red nlai day, Jan. 22. Mjany stations along _. the Siberian railroad arc pla-ccd un- der martial law. shc never see again in life. She stood the ordeal with fortitude in spite of her weakened condition, .Vid now that the worst is over phy- sicians seem confident that she will speedily recover from her wounds. The funeral of Matt Slyer was held yesterday afternoon from his par- ents' home. It was private and none but relatives and those who assisted in the funeral services followed the remains to the grave. Wife of RictiCfii- cagoan Victim ROOMER AT HOUSE FLEES Probable Scandal Ends in Tragedy-- She Was High- ly Cultured (Scripps-McRae Dispatch.) CHICAGO, Jan. Arthur Gentry, aged 26, refined and cul- tured, and 'bearing an excellent repu- tation among her neighbors, rushed into the oflice.of Dr. David Dougher- ty, below Her apartments at 522 La Salic avenue, this morning and died n a few minutes from a wound in the throat. The janitor says about the same time a man. supposed to be a roomer at the Gentry apart- ments, lied down the street toward the city. The woman is the wife of a business man. The murdered woman's husband is president of the Universal Trading and Supply company- They, were married last September and highly educated. They occupied.-.' a high-social place. I f. (Scripps-McRae Dlspaich. CHICAGO. Jan. C.-Delirious .Mowing an operation to relieve pleurisy. John 11 anna, aged 26, sin- gle, leaped from a wi low in the hos- pital, walked a mile covered only by a blanket and was found dead. WILL ICE GET ANY ICE? venting it? frocxing to a thickness warranting the commencement of the ice harvest. It will lake a long spell of cold weather to bring about the desired result with all this snow on the ground, whereas the harvest ,i would' be on now if there was but to the ice beneath, pre- I a few inches of snow covering the ice. With the winter over half gone and conditions as yet far from favorable for the ice harvest local dealers arc beginning to worry. A foot and a half of snow which covers 'the. river is a serious handicap to the icemen. It affords a blanket of protection Mrs. Herbert L. Flint, wile of the professional hypnoti.it, often seen in La Crosse at the theatre, has at last been made the victim of an accident which L.i Crosse people have often marveled did not happen during her exhibitions. Last night during -i performance at Kenosha she had one of her subjects dancing. When she snapped her lingers in his ear and awakened him n came out of his trance so suddenly that he jumped j to be about, into the air and planted both feet in Flint's face. Severe flesh wounds were inflicted and Mrs. Flint is confined ".n her room. Ernest Wcrmuth, the well known old employe of ihe city who has been with the street department for 30 years, sustained a stroke of paral- ysis Tuesday. Dec. 26. awaking the morning with his right side com- pletely lifeless. H'c decided to take a course of nature.- cure, consisting of cold water and hot water baths and with two weeks of treatment at a local sanitarium he has been natural health and cd to his rcstor- is able TEREE" MILLIONS RECOVERED SAFE (Scripps-McRae Dispaten. KANSAS CITY. Mo.. Jan. De- spite the lire last night the Bank ot Commerce opened this morning quarters adjoining. Three million cash was found in Uic vaults morning, undamaged. _ Mjis Constance Day of St. Paul is the guest of Miss Irene Hyde. m this WHERE DID EXPO MILLIONS GO? The Eagles installed their first of- ficers last night with appropriate ceremonies. Following arc the offi- cers: Past worthy Jil- liotl. Worthy Lttcr- mochl. Worthy vice Tiscb. Worthy Bergen. Worthy Boehm. i Worthy, Snyd'cr. j Worthy Robcrge. Board of Miller, Joseph Bartl, Col. Kircheis. C. mer Drcssen, a well known far- Dresbach, fell down a hay shutc in his barn as a result of mak- ing a misstep and besides breaking three ribs suffered internal, injuries of a serious nature. Latest reports from his home were that prospects of his recovery seemed good. (Scripps-Mc Dispatch.) WASHINGTON. D. C., Jan. The method and management of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition may- yet be the subject of a national in- vestigation. Senator Carter of Mon- tana, president of the national com- mission, is preparing to turn' loose a broadside if congress begins an in- quiry .into the manner in which the original live millions appropriation and subsequent loans were expended. The commission severely criticised the officials. The Young Mfcn's Fraternal union ill meet in the parlors of the Cale- donia street Methodist church on Tuesday evening. Much business is up for consideration, and aU young men are invited, and especially are the members urged to be present. The Emmanon Card club met Tuej day with Mrs. C. A. Hunt. Aaron Vance is More no Aaron Vance, one of oldest men in Southern Minnesota, father of Judge D. E. Vance of Winona, died Thursday night at o'clock at his home at Houston. He was 9.3 years, 2 months and 20 days old. The funeral will be held at I r o'clock on Sunday forenoon and the interment will be in the family, lot in the Money Creek cemetery. 'I WIFE DIES, HUS- BAND ALONE IN THE WORLD Postmaster F. -A. R. Van Meter, who has been connected with the RepublicaiV yew. since life, .wcm "W tlfat La Cros'sc five Vias retired from all connection Vith the paper at his own request'.' He will be suc- ceeded March.. I, it. is reported, by Charles J. Phillips, formerly 'Of the Northwestern Chronicle of St.' Paul, and now of the New Century, Wash- ington, D. C. The death of Mrs. Carrie' Johnson occurred this morning at 1406 Avon' street where she moved a few days tgo from the vicinity of Onalaska. Deceased was 74 years of age, and death was due to old age and a com- plication. She was born in Norway. Her husband alone survives. They had no children and no brothers or sisters. The funeral v.HI be held Mon- day afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of C. Gilberg of 1409 Berlin street. BRYAN WELCOMED AT MANILA (Seripps-McRae Dispatch.) MANILA, Jnn. en- thusiastically received by the negroes of the island. H'e addressed the na- tives urging them to treat the United States fairly. WILLIAMM'CLIHTOCK William McClintock. one of the oldest settlers of La Crosse county, died yesterday at his home in West Salem after two years illness with paralysis. Deceased was an uncle of Ham- lin Garland, the well known author, and was well known all about the county. I-'or many ybars he con- ducted a farm in Gills coulee, finally retiring and moving into the village. He leaves a wife and two sons, C. W. McClintock- of the village, and -George McClintock, who is out west. WEATWFORECAST Fair and -milt! tonight fend -Sun-, day. There is no indication of cold weather on the-', vvxiather- map, anywhere. Highest temperature in 24 hours, 34; lowest 20. Barker Butler left Friday for Fari- bault, Minn., where he is attending Shattuck hall. -His mother, Mrs. John Fetter, accompanied him to St. Paul where she- will remain a cou- ple of weeks. bc- Mrs. Irish desires to see all children of the Sunday school twecn the ages of and 14 at the par- sonage Tuesday- afternoon to com- .plete the organization of the "King's I Heralds." J
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