Newspaper Page Text
m I WW
l WEATHER TODAY rFair. , J
i Yol. L-vX. No. 43. Salt Lake Citt, Utah, 6atutda"t Moming, STov-i3:igR 26, 1904. 12 FHGE3. five cents, fr
jjAPS MUST TAKE
! PART ARTHUR
Brown Men Ordered to
-Must Capture Main Fortifi
' cations at Any
'orders Issued by the "Wax Office
4 Which Have but One In
fj k terpretation.
ItffOKIO. Nov. 2G. The Associated
V totes learns on excellent authority that
jlv- Japanese army lias been ordered to
jWrceff Its attack on Port Arthur today
jud to take the main fortifications at
jjl Sweeping Move.
$The possession of the Rihlung and
JKebvan forts enables the Japanese to
Sftiee a sufficient force on the north
jroat of the eastern ridge of forts to
'uecute a sweeping- movement against
Xc battery positions on the crest of the
UTtstern ridge of forts and meter hill,
lirch as yet they have not captured.
Jr. Work of the Sappers.
It is reported that the Japanese sap
S'jrs directed against Rihlung moun
JK'aln, Sungshu mountain and East
jBlfotovan mountain have reached the
Slue of the center ditches. The dc
$lro works outside the parapets of
jtihlung mountain and Sungshu moun
Httn hava been captured, leaving- the
Russians In possession of the parapets
mi Shelling the Parapets.
B-iTte Japanese guns are shelling the
Mrirapets and Inflicting heavy damage.
R'Tts occupation of the forts Is expected
Mjiior'Jy. If the forts are taken the cap
Efttsre of Port Arthur proper seems as
l.Rrtd lvithln a short time.
JAPS NOT FORCED BACK.
!2mor That Kuropatkln Has Ad
vanced Absolutely Unfounded.
f GEN' KUROKI'S HEADQUARTERS
Jf THE FIELD, Nov. 21, vla'Fusnn,
Nov. 25. The reports circulated curing
j 'ttt past week In the Eastern papers
s 'aiiprobably telegraphed abroad to the
im that Gen' KurPatkln ln making
, .jrenoral advance had pushed back the
Uipinese left a distance of three miles,
Jire wholly unfounded.
$ Situation Unchanged.
?i The situation remains entirely un
p)MBjed during the last month, except
Wt both armies have doubtless
j.rtDcthfened their defenses and accu
palated supplies ln that lime.
2Jo General Engagement.
i: The Russians continue their rccon
.Mbsances In front of the Japanese left,
lt there has been no general engage
iittnt or change ln the Japanese ln-e-wenched
ijr Trenches Close Together.
Japanese continue to Ignore the
0 yally shelling which takes place In the
.Juont of the central army, and in many
( tacts the whole line of trenches are so
hu l,mt t,lc JnPnncse can draw fire
"li'M y time by displaying caps on
itvr casualties result dally from
i ILL COST MAN? LIVES.
k) nible Reports Expected From the
1 I,, Japaneso Assault,
i -ni' PEterSBURG, Nov. 20, (3:30 a. m.
J f tci ls a lftck of news from th0 front
iy' Tho report that the Japanese aro
tjwntratlnB their energies for a des-
I? rts assault on Port Arthur ln view of
' aPProach of the Baltic squadron ls
ttS!' 5tnralIy credited ln official quar-
Ubiri uch a movo has boon oxpected to
V ri iy 513 Mon as tho Japanoso learned
' f i5 squadron's trip was an actuality
! V tt '"I5 demonstration.
lrrtw aulhprltlca aro prepared to licar
Zi Vmii. rcIrt8 of tho projected assault.
5 tw;Lno1 hnrardlng a guess v.'hothor tho
c?n 1)0 cnrrled, as tho bcsiogorB
2 lcteM!i.c.r,.u regardless of life, thoy aro
BtstniU11 that Gon- Stoeceol will bo ablo
I AW? 8u.ch attack ono of tho cost
I optmtlona in hlstorj'.
Mf; Denies Jap Visits.
KvS-.. PETERSBURG. Nov. 25. The
r. Sl Sweden and Norway, in a
- olliE. .pbbllahed In the Journal de St.
J'TfCi11 loday cnJc9 In the most
im' manner that any Japanese naval
' fats ever vl8ltwI Sandinavlan ports
WtairW purP03e of chartering steamers
WtX p0rt mlnes or other explosive en-
Bl Bi swer Murder Charge.
wFU' Waah., Nov. 2S.-JaK-o Grim
P taurH ,lrrcalcd at Olympla today for
k t 5cruof, w- H- Alexander, whom
'ybt uSt llcad w'th a olub during a
iva ran.: Monday at tho logging catnD,
& uue from tho town.
Czar Receives Pour
of Zcmstvo Congress
Action of the Emperor Spread Like
Wildflro and Created) Tremen
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 2C.-2:W a. in.
Tho unexpected may happen after all.
The meeting of the Zcmstvoslsts, "first
Russian congress" as It Is now called, may
Indeed mark the beginning of a now era.
for Russia, Emperor Nicholas, Initiator
of the plan for universal disarmament,
may turn his back on tho reactionaries
and crown his reign by granting to hlB
subjects the constitution which his grand
father had already prepared when ho' fell
by the hand of an assassin.
Tho basis of such a possibility ls the
significant fact that lato this afternoon
the Emperor received four prominent
members of the Zemstvo congress and lis
tened at length to their views. It devel
ops that when Minister of the Interior
Svlatopolk-Mlrsky presented the Zemstvo
memorial and resolutions on November
21. the Emperor wa3 so deeply Impressed,
as well by the contents of the documents
s by the character of tho signers, that
ho Immediately expressed the desire per
sonally to receive a deputation of four.
By Imperial Command.
The Zemstvolsts therefore went to
Tsarkoe-Saloe bv Imperial command. At
their audience. It is said, they explained
fully their position and reiterated tho
views expressed by the memorial, that
the salvation of the Empire from ruin by
revolution lay In the adoption of the
general Idens expressed In the memorial.
The Emperor was greatly Impressed by
what he heard and asked many questions.
While It Is said he gavo no Indication of
his purpose, except the sympathy dis
played, tho emissaries, when tho returned
to St. Petersburg, wcro ln hlch spirits.
Tho news that the delegation had been
given an audience by tho Emperor Bprcad
like wildfire through the city tonight and
created tremendous excitement, rejoicing
among the Liberals and amazement
among thcwncompromlslng supporters of
the old regime.
Immediate Effect of Meeting.
Earlier ln tho day a report was current
that an immediate offect of tho Zemstvo
meeting would likely be tho realization of
tho plan for giving two elected Zemstvo
representatives seats In the council of tho
Empire. Ono of tho promlnont Liberals
who participated In the congress tonight
declined to share ln the Jubilation of
some of his colleagues, and oxprcssed tho
opinion that victory was yet a long way
off, although ho said ho believed It was
suro to come ln the end,
"All tho members of tho congress," ho
said, "are largo landed proprietors. A
leveling process which would put tho
MuJIk on nn equality with them must be
prejudicial to their personal interests. In
Russia men seem anxious to mako sacri
fices for an altruistic Ideal. Tho same
thing- happened with tho emancipation of
UN -perftV'In ho tlrao of' Alexander- II,
when many nobles advocated the measuro,
though It meant practically ruin for them
POLAND IS SUFFERING.
War Has Cut Off the Large Market
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 23. The As
sociated Press has received tho following
letter from "Warsaw, regarding tho sit
uation In Poland:
"Economically. Poland Is suffering with
tho rest of Russia on acount of the war.
Poland had a largo market ln Siberia, but
this has been also cut off owing to tho
lack of facilities for transportation. Be
tween 25.000 hnd 20.000 persons are out of
work In "Warsaw, but tho Government Is
trvlng to give relief. Over four thousand
have been slven employment at making
clothing and boots for tho soldiers. Two
bad harvests in succession add to tho dis
tress. Socialism seems to bo making
headway ln only a few Internal centers
like Warsaw and Lodezu. Although thero
Is unrest among the peasantry thoy aro
untouched by the socialistic propaganda.
"The rioting a week ago was caused by
a combination of socialism and want ac
centuated by conscription and the calling
cut of tho reserves
"The rioters seized tho momont whon
tho people wcro emerging from tho
church of All Saints to unfurl a "red flag,
but tho demonstration scorned to bo with
out dcflnlto purpose. Tho police wcro
taken unawares and fired their weapons
freely. Fifteen persons wcro killed and
sixty wounded. Conscription proceeds
most unhappily, though with less diffi
culty than during tho Turkish war"
BROTHERS WED SISTERS.
Triple "Wedding in Johnson Family
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis.. Nov. 25.
Tho Rev. E. M. Nelson, Andrew Nelson
ond Charles Nelson, brothers, today woro
married to Jesslo Johnson, Amanda John
son and Clara Johnson, sisters.
After tho triple ceremony tho Rov. C.
J Erdman, who ofllclalcd, asked tho Rev.
Mr. Nolson, ono of tho newly-married
brothers, to marry him to one of tho
r.ucsts. All tho bridegrooms and all tho
brides will go ln a party to tho World's
fair for a honoymoon trip.
THOU ART THE MAN.
So Declares Chief of Police "Who
Views Suspected Murderer.
BUTTE, Mont,, Nov. 25. John Smith,
who is accused of the murder of Night
Marshal Slovens of Havre, several months
ago, whllo tho officer was attempting to
arrest him on a charge of larceny. Is he
llo ved to bo In custody at Albion, 111., and.
if positively ldentirled, will bo brought
back to Montana as soon as Sheriff Buck
loy of Chouteau county can go to the
Illinois town. Tho Chief of -Pollco of
Kallspcll has viewed the suspect and says
ho ls tho man wnntqd.
CORPSE OF KUR0KI.
Body of General Has Arrived at
BERLIN. Nov. 2fi, The Lokal Anzolgor'a
Mukden correspondent telegraphs ao fol
lows: "According to a report brought by
Chlncso to Russian hoadquarters, tho
corpse of Gen. Kurokl has urrlvud at
Federation Against the
Debate on Subject Lasted
- All Day and Was Bit
Proposition to Amalgamate Three
Central Bodies in. San. Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 25. After
spending almost the entire day In a
bitter debate, the differences between
the Brewery Workers' union and the
International Brotherhood of Engineers,
Firemen and Tenmsters was settled
by the American Federation of Labor.
The vote on every point at Issue, with
one minor exception, was against the
Brewery Workers' union.
What Brewery "Workmen Claimed.
The Brewery Workers' union claimed
that all firemen, engineers and
teameters employed about breweries
should Join and come under the Juris
diction of the Brewery Workers' union.
Fought by Others.
The representatives of the Interna
tional Brotherhoods of Engineers, Fire
men and Teamsters objected to this,
and Introduced a resolution to tho ef
fect that all workers In breweries be
organized according to their respective
crafts, and asked the convention to
vote that all engineers, firemen and
teamsters now In the Brewery "Workers
union shall leave the same and join
organizations of their respective craft?.
For an hour a debate was Indulged
in on the proposition to substitute the
word "may" for "shall," and the con
ventlottnally vote.tLforr,tha change
Thls permits" the engineers, firemen and
teamsters to elect whether or not they
shall pecede from the Brewery Workers'
"What "Was Charged.
It was charged during the debate that
the Brewery Workers union had filled
the places of engineers and firemen on
strike In St. Louis and Belleville, 111.,
with non-union men, and thereupon
organized the latter.
It was requested that the American
Federation of Labor compel the strikers
to be reinstated, and the convention so
voted. They likewise voted that all In
junctions pending or obtained by the
Brewery Workers' union against other
organizations be withdrawn or dis
solved. Conditions in Porto Rico.
Santiago Igleslas. representative from
Porto Rico, addressed the delegates, and
said that the condition of the workmen
ln his native land was worse under the
present regime than under that when
Spain was ln power; He averred that
COO Porto Ricans died each month from
An Impossible Task.
The proposition to amalgamate the
three central bodies of San Francisco
was found to be an Impossible task at
the present time, as was the attempt
to adjust the differences between the
Brotherhood of Carpenters and the As
sociation of Woodworkers. The dele
gates unanimously voted to use every
effort to make more effectlvo the union
label, as It was avowed that the enemies
to organized labor were endeavoring to
destroy the label's meaning.
Lobby Still Stands.
A resolution to do away with the
"Washington lobby was voted down af
ter the Socialistic delegates hud made
speeches ln favor of Its passage.
The Socialists were opposed on the floor
by President Gompers. The latter
bitterly denounced the Socialists for
what he termed their sneering tirades.
As an aftermath of tho fight between
tho Chicago Federation of Labor and tho
American Federation of Labor a constitu
tional amendment was adopted at to
night's session providing that any organ
ization or person seceding or being under
suspension by tho American Federation
of Labor shall bo denied a seat ln the an
nual convention of tho natlonnl body.
This was especially framed to cover such
caaes as that presented ln fho case of
Delegate Mangan of Chicago. Tho amend
ment conelsted In tho addition of tho
words "or person."
Covers Chicago Case.
An amendment, similar ln character,
which provided that a city central body
might demur to the seating of an objec
tlonnblo dclcgnto of a local union affiliated
with an International union, joined to tho
American Federation of Labor, but not
deny tho wholo local union representation
In tho central labor body, was presented.
This covered cases similar to that pre
sented ln the question of tho seating of
William Schardt, president of tho Chi
cago Federation of Labor. Tho amend
ment was carried.
The convention will elect officers tomor
Soventy-Fivo Thousand Persons in
Now York Theaters Thursday.
NEW YORK, Nov. 25. It 1b oh 1 1 mated
that botwecn GO.000 and K.000 portions at
tended Thanksgiving performances ln tho
Now York thealurs, and that, counting
the matinees. 7S.000 paid admissions. Tho
total taken In at box ofllcos aggregated
about $100,001). Every thealor, with pos
sibly two exceptions, was packed from
pit to gallery and several broko tholr
Butte Woman on
Trial for Her Life
Elizabeth Morrison, Accused of a
Most Brutal Murder, Faces
Special to Tho Tribune.
BUTTE. Mont,, Nov. 25. Palo, but calm
and collected, Elizabeth Morrison, stylish
ly dressed, faced Judge McClellan In tho
Criminal court this morning to bo tried
for her llfo for tho murder of Richard
Flnnegan, a CLlcago contractor, last Juno.
Only ln tho slightest degreo did sho glvo
evldcnco of tho terrible nervous strain
under which she labored. The trial prom
ises to bo one of tho most Interesting and
sensational that has ever taken place ln
Shot Three Times.
Flnnegan was with Mrs. Morrison In a
realdcnco ln tho flat, at least, on tho night
on which tho tragedy occurred. Early
In the morning Flnnegan ran screaming
from tho houso, shot ln three dlfforent
places, and otherwise showing signs of a
desparto struggle, and dropped ln a faint
on tho tlnpr of a near-by saloon. Ho was
almost Stark naked at the time. That
night ho died at the Sisters' hospital from
Bloody Conflict Occurred.
Investigation at Finncgan's quarters
showed that a most bloody conflict had
taken place. Furniture was broken, tables
and beds overturned nnd blood smeared
over tho floors and walls of the houso.
A trail of blood led from ono room to
another and out of the door to tho sa
loon. Special Venire for Jurors.
Tho ouUIno of tho defenso has not yot
been stated, but It probably will bo solf
dofenso. Mrs. Morrison refuses to dis
cuss the tragedy. The case will consumo
a week. The regular jury panel was ex
cused and a special venire of 100 moro
was Issued. According to Flnnegan, ho
was shot as ho lay sleeping.
CONTEST OVER ELECTION.
Two More Arrests Made on Suprome
Court Warrants in Denver.
DENVER, Nov. 20. Two more arrests
on Supreme court warrants charging con
tempt wero mode today as an outgrowth
of the legal content over the recent elec
tion In Denver. Thomas Culp and Frank
McMahan, Democratic election Judges,
wcro brought boforc the court by a opo
clal officer and released ln bonds of 51000
The court also granted a committee of
Republicans permission to copy tho names
from tho poll books of tho olectlon. When
a complete copy has f.en. made tho Ro
'publlcanff TvIirbegttTa1cTlnvasa Of "the city
for the purposo of ascertaining tho extent
of tho fraud they charge was committed
on election day. Certain proposed con
tests will depend upon the results accom
plished. The attorneys for tho Republican city
and county commltteo also filed a brlof
with the court ln support of their requcBt
to have the ballots from precinct 7 of
ward S thrown out on tho ground that a
number of straight Democratic ballots
were substituted for Republican ballots
after tho box was opened at the closing
of the polls. Tho Republicans contend
that the court has power to take the
course asked. If successful In their con
tention, the Republicans. It Is rumored,
will come before tho court with a pica to
have entlro precincts ln other wards
Tho court set Wednesday. November 30,
as the day for hearing arguments on tho
FIFTEEN PERSONS HURT.
Fast Train Strikes Trolley Car "With
CLEVELAND, Nov, 25. Fifteen peopln
wero Injured, three and possibly moro will
die, as a result of a collision between a
fast southbound train on the Cleveland &
Pittsburg road and a trolloy car on tho
Northern Ohio Traction lino today near
Tho trolley car was struck by tho pas
senger train whllo the latter was run
ning fully 50 miles an hour.
The electric car was cut completely ln
two and tho wreckago thrown CO or 70 feet
to ono side.
Tho electric car carried as passengers
11 men and one woman, all of whom wero
more or less severely Injured.
FATHER AND SON ACCUSED.
Arrested on Charges of Murdering
"Wife and Mother.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Nov. 25. George W.
Gay and his son, Lcstor Gay, wens ar
rested at tho entrance to tho cometory
near Agency. Mo., today on tho chargo
of murdering Mrs George Gay. wife and
mothor of the prisoners, last Wednesday.
Tho woman's throat was cut and the
father and son claimed to havo found her
dead upon returning from tho Hold for
dinner. Her body had just been Interred
when the Sheriff from St. Joseph made
DUE TO FOOTBALL,
Thirteen Deaths Have Resulted From
Game This Year.
CHICAGO, Nov. 25, Thirteen deaths
novo resulted from football this season.
Tho casualty list Is tho somo as last year,
but tho number of serious injuries during
tho season Just closed will exceed that of
any year 3lnco the Introduction of tho
modern collego BporU The players in
jured number 293.
Darling Guest of Honor.
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 25. Assistant
Secretary C. IT. Darling of tho Navy de
partment, was tho guest of honor at a
lunchoon today at tho Union Leajnio club
nnd then wont on board tho Vlpilant and
took a trip around tho bay. Ho expects
to leavo tomorrow night for Los Angolea
on bis way homo.
Agricultural Training ln Schools.
PORTLAND, Or., Nov. 2G. Tho Nation
al Grange today decided to hold tho next
annual session In tho State of New Jer
sey. Tho selection of the city will bo made
by the executive committee. The grange
went on record favoring Industrial edu
cation ln tho country sohoola, especially
In tho matter of agricultural traJnins.
Sensation Promised in
Prosecution Claims to Have
a Trump Card -to
This "WltnesB Is a "Woman Who "Was
"Well Acquainted "With Young
and Miss Patterson.
NEW YORK, Nov. 25. A new and
Important witness,, whose Identity thus
far has been carefully concealed, will
be brought forward by the prosecution
In the trial of Nan Patterson for the
murder of Caesar Young, according to
a story which gained circulation today.
Beyond the statement that the wit
ness is a woman, that she Is young
and that she was well acquainted with
both Young and the woman now on
trial, the report was Indefinite. Of the
nature of the disclosure which the wit
ness Is expected to make, nothing could
Guarded by Detectives.
That the testimony Is considered of
great importance by" the prosecution,
however, seems apparent According to
the report the woman ls constantly un
der the guard of detectives. Tho calling
of this mysterious woman to the witness
chair la said to be only one of the many
startling features of Assistant District
Attorney Rand's case.
Important Document Found.
Almost of the same lmportanco to tho
strength of his chain of evidence are
several documents he has obtained
possession of since Ilss Patterson has
been a prisoner ln the Tombs. It has
been claimed since the arrest of tho
young woman that the prosecutor had
secured possession of letters which, It
is alleged, show that the defendant
made threats against the life of Young,
but the documents, which It ls said will
be produced as a complete surprise, aro
of a different character.
Offers of Marriage.
Miss Paterson's father, who called at
the Tombs during the forenoon, said
that his daughter's mail every day con
tains several offers of marriage.
"These," he said, "are mostly from
farmers who have read of the case ln
.the papers and with tire morbid Interest
which Is so common, think that she ls
the nfTlnlty chosen for them."
Offers of Help.
He then produced a letter from a
man he 3ald was cnpIoycd by the board
of health in Washington. "This letter
affects mo more than you can believe,"
he said. "This man and myself have
been enemies for years and have never
spoken, but he writes me, now that my
daughter and myself arc ln trouble, ho
wishes to forget the past and offers to
help me In anyway ln his power."
HAZERS TO BE ARRESTED.
Students "Who Mistreated Another to
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 25. Tho hazing
of Albert Do Romo by his fellow students
of tho Mark Hopkins Institute of Art
promises to result In serious trouble to
those who participated In tho affair. Louis
De Romo of Oakland, an undo of the
youth, declares that ho will cause tho ar
rest and criminal prosecution of tho per
eons who maltreated his nephow. Albert
Do Rome, tho victim, Is still without tho
full use of hla lower limbs, which woro
practically paralyzed when ho was sub
jected to repeated shocks In an electrlo
chair by a number of young men who
had him completely at tholr mercy.
STORY LITTLE TOO THIN.
Man "Who Told Peculiar Yarn in Jail
for Attempted Robbery.
REDDING, Cal., Nov. 25. Tho local of
ficers, who have boon at work slnco last
midnight on the caao of an alleged at
tempt to wreck and rob tho Oregon ex
prcs near Keswick last night, have be
come almost thoroughly convinced this
morning that tho tale of D. V. Barth, tho
young roan who flagged tho train by burn
ing nowspapers, is untrue Barth was
put ln Jail this morning and will bo held
until something moro definite about tho
affair can be learned.
WILL VISIT UTAH.
Delegates to National Grange "Will
Stop in Salt Lake.
PORTLAND, Or., Nov. 25. Tho thirty
eighth annual session of the National
grange camo to an end tonight with tho
conferring of decrees upon a largo tlass.
The visitors will leavo for home tomor
row over tho Orogon Short Line, making
stops at Salt Lake City, Colorado SprlngB
Requisition for Diamond Robber.
SACRAMENTO, Cal.. Nov. 25. Gov.
Pardee today honored a requisition from
th Govornor of Arizona and Issued a
warrant for tho return of John F. Har
court to Tucson to stand trial on charge
of diamond robbry.
Irato Kansas Female Uses tho Lash
Vigorously on a Jayhawker
TOPEKA, Kan., Nov. 25. William
Allen White, editor of the Emporia Ga
zette, and one of the best known Kan
sas authors, was horsewhipped near his
office by Mrs. Delia Meffert, the di
vorced wife of Dr. L. A. Meffert. whom
White has severely criticised In recent
editions of his newspaper. The whip
ping administered to White was wit
nessed by several Emporia people,
among them William Martlndale. It is
cald that Mrs. Meffert and tho woman
who Avas with her when the whipping
occurred have been waiting several
days to meet White on the street.
Cause of Attack.
The stories of the affair differ. The
Emporia Republican, a rival newspa
per, gathered up the facts to print a
story, and White printed his version.
The Republican says that the attack on
White ls the result of a number of
stories about Emporia women which
ha'e been printed In the Gazette, and
which are resented by the women. This
account says that White, who weighs
more than 200 pounds, found hard
work escaping the blows of the woman
with the whip. Tho account also says
thnt a bystander Interfered to assist
White and tried to take the whip from
Rains Blows Upon Editor,
White admits In his story that he ran
to his office. He does not say anything
about having been struck with the
whip, but reports which reached hero
tonight say that he received several
hard blows on the head nnd shoulders.
He ran fifty yards to his ofllce, with the
woman following him, and scattered
the newspapers which he was carrying
home along the street. Mr. White has
printed the following story of the en
counter: His Story of "Whipping.
"Here Is an Item that you thought
wouldn't be ln the paper.
"Last evening at du6k, as the editor
of the Gazette was starting for home, a
few yards from tho office door he met
Mrs. Delia Meffert, divorced wife of
William Meffert, of whom mention was
made In these columns recently. She
was accompanied by a lady friend, nnd
as the Gazette man started to pass
Mrs. Meffert pulled from her cloak a
small but effective-looking whip. The
editor of this paper sidestepped and did
"what every true gentleman would do
ran forty yards like a whitehead back
to tho office by the back door.
Foot Race According to Etiquetto.
"That calm, dispassionate communion
which a man holds with a situation ln
tho sixteenth part of a second con
vinced the man In question that Yv'hen
a lady challenges a gentleman to an
athletic contest of any kind he cannot
win a sparring match with any grace
nor bo the victor ln a wrestling match
with a lady with nny credit at all; but
that a foot race ls the one event ln the
sporting calendar In which any gentle
man may vie his prowess with any
lady. And how he did run. Shooting
the chutes, leaping the gap or looping
tho loop are clumsy, dilatory tactics,
compared with the way that fat old
codger hiked the pike around to the
back door of his otllce."
INNOCENT MAN CONVICTED.
Served Term of Five Years in Eng
land for Another's Crime.
LONDON, Nov. 25. The report of the
committee of Inquiry In the case of
Adolph Beck, who for the crimes of
William Thomas, alias John Smith,
served a term of five years' Imprison
ment in England on the charge of ob
taining money and Jewels from women
under falso pretenses, places practically
the entire blame for the miscarriage of
Justice upon tho Judge, Sir Forest Ful
ton, who excluded from Beck's trial In
1S96 all evidence favorable tp the ac
cused and who refused to state a case
for the consideration of a higher court.
The report exonerates the police and
other officials from all charges of con
spiracy, but finds that the action of the
home ofllce In dealing with the case was
defective owing to lack of legal training
on the part of the subordinates.
The committee remarks that It Is an
extraordinary fact that In the trial of
1904 the Innocent man Beck was convict
ed through the Ignoranco of the pollco
and publlo prosecutor of the material
fact known to the home ofllce and the
prison authorities that Beck and Smith
were not the same persons as alleged by
the proflecutlon, and points out the ne
cessity for bringing tho different public
officials concerned Into such co-ordination
as to make the Information ac
quired by one avallablo to all.
RANCH COMPANY IN TROUBLE
Receiver for a Montana Corporation
GREAT FALLS, Mont., Nov. 25. J.
W. Speer was today appointed receiver
of the Montana Co-operative Ranch
company on the application of Sam II.
Wood, formerly the company's presi
dent. It ls alleged that the assets are
555,000 and the liabilities $20,000. Wood
says that the company owned 33,000
sheep a year ago, but lost 14,000 through
severe weather and 5000 were driven
away. About 6000 sheep remain on the
company's ranch near Shelby Junction,
A few days ago a fraud order was Is
sued against the company's mall, which
was barred. It was stated by the
Government Inspectors that the com
pany had solicited Investments ln the
East, particularly In Pennsylvania,
Massachupetts and New York, promis
ing large returns on small amounts of
capital. It Is alleged that more than
$100,000 has been secured by the com
pany, in this way during tiro loot year.
PRESIDENT'S ' I
TRIP TO FAIR I
Crowds at Stations I
Welcome Him. , I
He Delivers Several Brief
Addresses in Ohio and ,
An Ohio Democrat Presents Him
"With a Live 'Coon "When Train H
Stopped at Dennison.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Nov. 25. After
traversing Pennsylvania, West "Virginia,
Ohio and Indiana, President Roosevelt ls Hl
speeding across Illinois toward SL Louis,
where for two days ho and his party will !H
bo tho guests of the officers of the
Louisiana Purchase exposition. During
tho ride from Washington to Indianapolis
the President was received everywhere
with enthusiasm. IH
Crowds at the Stations. jH
Since daylight today every station tA
through which the special passod was fll
thronged with people anxious to catch a T
gllmpso of tho President. Stops were
made only at given station and at somo of rmM
them hundreds had gathered to greet thu mm
President and show their kindly feeling mM
for him, tmmm
President Enjoyed Day.
Both to the members of his party on thu
train and to the peoplo President Roose-
velt expressed the sincere pleasure hu has mm
felt ln thus coming' Into close touch with
those with whom he likes to regard its jl
his friends. The President thoroughly en- mmm
Joyed tho rest ho had today, which was '
spent chiefly hi reading nnd in chatting
with Mm Roosevelt- At nearly every Jmrnm
station whero tho train slowed down, tho tmmm
President appeared on tho rear platform
of his car and bowed acknowledgement to JmM
tho cheering of tho people.
Made No Mistake.
At Pittsburg; whero tho nrahr -stopped
for a fow minutes, tho station was smm.
thronged, but only a fraction of the crowd Vmmm
was permitted on tho platform near tho ll
train. To them tho President expressed IH
his pleasure at tho opportunity afforded mm
him to sec them and added: "You may
depend on it I will do all that ln me lies mm
to show you that you made no mistake on mm
Cheered by Thousands. IH
While tho train ran through Pittsburg
President Roosovult remained on the rear lfl
platform of his cur, bowing and waving
his hat to tho people The windows of mm
Motorics and shops along tho lino were. mmmt
filled with faces of workmen, who cheered
and waved hats. At Steubenvllle, O., tho mm
stntlou platform was banked with men, mm
women and children, most of whom mm
waved American flags.
'Coon for President. mmm
A live 'coon was presented to tho
President at Dennison. whero tho special mm
stopped for a few minutes. After lh mmmt
President had greeted the people, a man mm
swung tho 'coon over tho railing of tho mmt
car platform and Khoutcd: "Take him; he mm
will bring you good luck." mmm
From Lifo-Long Democrat.
When the President laughed and shook
his head' deprecallngly, the man .again
shouted: "You must take him. I am a
lifelong Democrat and 1 wish you good
luck." Attached to tho chain around tho
animal's neck was a card hoaring thin mm
Inscription oa Card.
"Compliments of Tuscarawas county.
Ohio. Plurality for Roosevelt, 2231: for mm
Bryan, 013. Presented by P. O. Slropo, l mm
Dennison, O." J mm
The 'coon will be taken to Washington ' mm
and placed ln the National Zoological tmmm
At the Ohio Capital.
When the tniln pulled Into the Nation IH
at Columbus thu President's car was sin- mm
rounded by an immense crowd. Tin
President was cheered hcartMy an he mmt
stepDed on the platform. He said: "I IH
want to say what a pleasure It Is o io 'mmm
to bo traveling through your great St If, mm
and, perhaps you will pardon mo for say- mm
lng It, I enjoyed oven more what you did mm
on November S."
Greets Ohio Executive.
Gov. Herrlck and Mayor Jeffries en-
torcd the car and formally extended to mmm
the President tho greetings of tho poo- mm
pie of the State. A woman In the crowd Vmmm
handed a member of the party a- bunch TmmU
of American Beauty roses for Mrs. Roocc- 'mmm
Speaks at Richmond. jH
Tho President briefly addressed an en- 'M
thuslastlc crowd in the station at Rich
mond, Ind. When he appeared on tho
car platform hu glanced toward the end
of the station, whoro people still woro jl
hurrying toward the car. "Walt until IH
you all get hero," ho remarked. jW
Will Try nnd Bo Good.
"I want to say what a pleasure It 's to M
be here. It has been some time since I imM
wns ln Richmond, but I always cherish
thu warmest memories of "my visit to VM
your beautiful city. You must a Ho v.- .nu
to tay that, naturally, I am very much
ploascd to be going through Indiana, In
vlow of tho way it looked nt mo a :ouple 1
of weeks ago. Now, gentlemen, thu doc
Hon Is over. I am President of all tli4 '
country, of all Americans-, of whatever MM
party, and so far as strength Is Klvcn
me, I shall try to bo a sood and decent tM
President for -tho next four yours." mM
Stop at Indianapolis.
The special train arrived in the station IH
at Indianapolis at S o'clock und remalnod jB
for ten minutes. President Roosevelt
stood on the platform of the car. bowing WMM
to the pooplc. When tho applause .nnd
subaldcd tho President expressed hl-i IH
pleasure at being ablo to visit Indlanapo-
Always Liked Hoosierdom.
"I havo always thought a groat deal
of Indiana and I now have reason to ,mm
think moro of her than evur. I thank
vou all for coming out to see mo hero
and I nssuro you that I appreciate It." IH
"What's tho matter with Ohio?" yolled
some ono ln the crowd- H
Nothing Matter "With Missouri.
"Not a thing," answerod tho Prcsldont,
"and I want to tell you that Uioro aro