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Generally fair tonight and Friday;
rising temperature. Temperature at
7 a. nx, 6; at 2:30 p. nu 24.
.J. M. SHERIER, Observer.
THURSDxVY, DECEMBER 15, 1904.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
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SCHOOL CHILDREN GO DOWN TO DEATH
WITH SPAN OF SUSPENSION BRIDGE
Twenty-five Believed to
Have Lost Lives in
ONE CABLE PARTED
Long in an Unsafe Condition
Ice Hinders Recovery
Charleston. Dec. 15. While crowd
ed with people, including many chil
dren on the way to school, the old sus
pension bridge which connects East
and West Charleston, collapsed today,
turning turtle as it fell, and throwing
20 to 30 people and half a dozen teams,
to the Ice 50 feet below.
The ice broke under the weight and
It Is feared the number who wer?
swept under the ice to their death
will not be known for a long time.
Two dead bodies were taken out
within a short time and a number of
injured assisted to shore by rescuers.
News of the accident spread rapid
ly and the banks were soon, lined with
frantic people who feared friends or
relatives had gone down with the
bridge to their death.
The work of rescue was pushed.
The United States engineers were ap
pealed to for help while river men
were among the earliest helpers.
The bridge was built 52 years ago
and during the past few months there
had been considerable doubt regarding
Its safety, heavy traffic being kept
off in a number of occasions.
rr IllaaVra fceareh-
Three men and Ave children have
ben rescued. All are more or less
seriously hurt. Two dead bodies
child iui wmwt p covered. Scores
men in boats are searching the water
for other victims, but the Ice floes ham
per their efforts.
The bridge has been In a dangerous
condition for a long time, but one
strand of cables remaining Intact. Out :
of 13 horses going down with the struc
ture. but one escaped alive.
The river bank is surrounded with
frantic parents who fear their children
Ilallt Fifty Year At.
The bridge was built In 1852. The
span that fell, and which turned turtle,
was S00 feet long.
The work of rescue is being pushed
Ylgorously. A government diver will
search the bed of the river for bodies.
Q FAST MAIL IS WRECKED
Fireman and Engineer Victims of Ac
cident at Bristol. III.
Chicago. Dec. 15. The fast mail
train east bound on the Burlington
road was wrecked early today near
Bristol. III. Oscar Johnson, fireman,
was killed, and Engineer John Cow
dren was probably fatally injured.
The train carried no passengers.
ASKS A SANITARIUM
Illinois Society for Prevention of Tu
berculosis Wants Appropria
tion of $250,000.
Chicago. Dec 15. "Consumption can
be cured In Illinois. It Is not neces
sary to take patients out of the state
This waa the keynote of a meeting
of physicians yesterday afternoon at
the Great Northern hotel, at which pre
liminary steps were taken for the or
anization of the Illinois society for
the Prevention of Tuberculosis. The
plan is to concentrate the efforts of
the state board of health, the Illinois
Medical society, and the committee on
tuberculoma of the Visiting Nurses' as
sociation of Chicago.
The first work of the society will be
to try and secure at 1250.000 appro
priation for a tate anitarium where
rvarrhes can be conducted and con
ttumptives treated. The next step will
be to establish branches. Particular
attention mil! be devoted to out of
BRIG. GEN. WHITESIDE
Washington. Dvc. 15. Brig. Gen.
SamutI M. Whiteside, retired, who had
command of the department of Santi
ago during the Spanish war, died sud
ALICE ROOSEVELT DISCUSSED AS THE
BRIDE OF HEIR TO THE SWEDISH THRONE
Washington. Dec. 15. News has
reached Washington that the newspa
pers of Sweden are discussing the pos
sibility of Prince Gustaf Adolph. Duke
of Scania, and eldest son of the crown
prince, taking an American wife. The
Upsala NIja Tidning recently printed
a significant editorial declaring that
the heir apparent would make a popu
lar choice should he decide to seek
Miss Alice Roosevelt as his royal
bride. The editorial continued:
-President Roosevelt's daughter is
a young woman that in intelligence
Theodore Thomas Music
Formatty Opened at
WAS BUILT BY THE PEOPLE
Cost Was $850,000, and It Will be De
voted to Orchestral Per
Chicago. Dec 15. Theodore Thom
as" temple of music and the permanent
home of the Chicago Orchestra that he
has made, was dedicated last night.
It was dedicated, fittingly, by the great
man to whom It will be a monument.
Musical Chicago and fashionable Chi
cago met for the dedication, and Or
chestra ball had for Its first audience
2.500 of the most appreciative people
that Chicago could furnish.
Laat Seat Killed.
The splendid hall, which in its gen
eral architectural features is also the
achievement of Theodore Thomas, was
filled to its last seat, and if there had
been double the number of seats the
result would have been the same, for
the final ones were taken days ago.
The opening of the hall was a gift
to the higher quality of music unique
j lne world for it was the voluntary
offering of over 8.000 people from all
parts of the western world, though
chiefly from Chicago itself.
Far Orrbrnlrai Only.
The hall itself is unique in that it is
the only great auditorium in America
dedicated solely to orchestral music,
and that it was erected at a cost of
850.000 by voluntary subscriptions
that ranged in amounts from dimes to
tens of thousands of dollars.
MANY DIE IN OLD MEXICO
FROM FAMINE AND FEVER
Malaria and Starvation Claim More
Victims in the State of Sinoloa
Than Bubonic Plague.
El Paso. Tex.. Dec 15. The state of
Sinaloa. in northwestern Mexico, bor
dering on the gulf of California, is
being ravaged by famine and fever.
More deaths have occurred within the
last few weeks from starvation and
disease than during the outbreak of
JOB FOR SECRETARY TINNEY
Y-es Man Made Financial Agent of
Prison Industries Board.
Springfield. 111., Dec. 15. C. M. Tin-
ney. Gov. lates secretary, win Be
come the financial agent of the state
board of prison industries on Jan. 1.
Izrael Dudgeon of Morris. Grundy
county, tendered his resignation as a
member of the board of trustees of
Joliet penitentiary, and the Rev. J. M.
Phelps of Freeport was named to sue
Commended by the Grange.
Springfield. 111.. Dec. 15. The state
Grange adopted a resolution today
commending President Roosevelt for
his prompt and firm demand on con
gress for laws regulating Interstate
commerce. Resolutions pledge him
the support of the entire agricultural
Gillespie Murder Jury Sworn.
Rising Sun. Ind.. Dvc. 15. A Jury
of II men. mostly farmers, finally was
sworn In the Ohio county court yes
terday afternoon to try James Gilles
pie, accused of the murder of his twin
sister. Elizabeth Gillespie.
SANTA FE ENGINE
MEN GET TOGETHER
San Bernardino. CaL. Dec. 15. The
engineers and firemen of the Santa Fe
have adjusted their differences which
threatened to cause a strike on the
coast lines of the system.
and personal attributes Is fully the
equal of her remarkable father. The
royal person who succeeds in winning
her hand will bring home to his coun
try a bride that in qualification of
heart and head would in a peculiarly
satisfactory manner fill the position of
the consort of a ruling monarch."
The editorial declares there is noth
ing to prevent such a marriage, as
President Roosevelt Is not a "private
foreign man," and concludes with
these significant words: "That King
Oscar would give his sanction there
can be no doubt."
WAGES MUST FALL
James J Hill Says Railroad Men
Will Suffer From Rate
FREIGHT ALREADY CHEAP
Declares Interstate Commerce Com
sion Already Has Sufficient
New York, Dec. 15. "The railway
lines of the United States will obey
the law, but to cut down transporta
tion rates arbitrarily and consequent
ly to reduce earnings to meet the new
conditions naturally Implies a reduc
tion of wages."
Summed up, this is James J. Hill'j
view of the Interstate commerce
court proposed by President Roosevelt
to fix railroad rates. The president of
the Northern Securities company sees
a direct loss to the vast army employ
ed at the transportation lines of the
country. In protest, he declares the
Interstate commerce commission now
has sufficient power to meet all condi
tions. - -- -
l.aada Amrrlran Railways.
"The transportation rates of Amer
ican railways are the wonder of the
world," he declared. "Nowhere else
are they so cheap. In England the
average rate per ton per. mile is 2.33
cents. In France, Germany and other
continental countries it fails lower,
until in Russia, where the conditions
of long hauls are more like out own,
the minimum is reached.
"In America our rates average only
.070 per ton per mile. That is 42 per
cent, if I remember rightly, of the
lowest European rate. In Russia
railroad employes receive $12 to $20
a month for work for which we pay
$50 to $C0 a month."
Settle Itatrfi Out of Court.
"An examination of official reports
will show that in the past 17 years
92 per cent of all the rate cases con
sidered by the interstate commerce
commission have been settled out of
court. That is. they have been adjust
ed by the railway companies them
selves. Likewise in every contested
case that has been carried to the su
preme court the commission has been
"It the proposition is to give the
commission the right to fix rates ar
bitrarily the five members would have
more autocratic power than any other
five men in the world."
$175,000 FIRE AT CINCINNATI
Two Manufacturing Plants and Dwell
ings are Destroyed.
Cincinnati. Dec. 15. Fire early to
day destroyed the Ohio Seat com
nam's plant, the Rudolph Surre An
fhnr tannerv and dwelling houses.
The loss is estimated at $175,000.
GAIN THEIR POINT
Independent Telephone Lines
About to Secure Chica
Chicago. Doc. 15. As the result of
conference today between the com
mittee appointed by the Interstate In
dependent Telephone association and
President Wheeler, of the Illinois lun
nel company, long distance connections
in and out of Chicago through the II
Hnois company's wires and tunnels is
practically arranged. The independ
ent lines desire long distance connec
tions with this city so as to better com
pete with the Bell telephone interests.
New Head of Swiss Confederation.
Berne. Switzerland, Dec. 15. The
bundesrath today elected M. Ruchet
president and M. Forrer vice presl
dent of the confederation for 1905
Both axe radicals.
ARTHUR FLEET, IS A WRECK
One Jap Torpedo Boat Sent
Against Her, it is Reported,
A CRUISER IS SEEN ASHORE
When Work is Done Mikado's
Will Go Into Dock for
. London, Dec. 15. A. dispatch to the
Japanese legation from Tokio says:
"The commander of the third squad
ron reports the Sevastopol's bow is
sunk more than three feet and this
morning her torpedo j tube was com
pletely submerged. One of the torpe
do boats which attacked the Sevasto
pol is missing. Six torpedo boats have
attacked the Sevastopol, Otvashni and
Tokio, Dec. 15. The turret ship' Se
vastopol is still afloat, but is apparent
ly damaged. J
Japa Control Fort Arthur.
Headquarters third! Japanese Army,
via Fusan. Dec. 15.t-Every part of
the city and harbor of Port Arthur is
visible from Two.Hupdred and Three
Metre hill. The streets of the city are
deserted, and but fe soldiers are do
ing patrol duty. Many buildings have
been burned, and others shattered.
Shelters of the harbor present strange
appearance, with turrets masts and
funnels of warships showing just
above the water. There is not a ves
sel afloat in the harbor. The docks
and building on the water front are
torn and burned. The Japanese shells
reach every part of the city and the
Jap Ship Mill Doek.
Headquarters third Japanese Army,
via Fusan, Dec. 15. The Russian bat
tleship Sevastopol, the only Russian
warship that escaped destruction be
ing docked when other vessels were
sunk after the Japanese captured Two
lundred and Three Metre hill, escap
ed from the harbor last night and is
now anchored under a protecting
mountain. Some torpedo craft are
also outside the harbor. The tremen
dous price in life fald by the Japa
nese for the capture of Two Hundred
and Three Metre hill has been re
deemed by the utter destruction of the
Russian fleet. The Japanese fleet will
now go into dock. '
See Jap CruUer Aahore.
Chefoo, Dec. 15. Captain Yeoman,
of the steamer Tsinteau, which arrived
here today, reports seeing the Japanese
cruiser yesterday apparently ashore in
Yung Ching bay. 63 miles southeast of
Chefoo. No confirmation or tne report
s obtainable from any source.
Column Again Active.
Mukden, Dec. 15. The Japanese col
umn on Oyama's right which Rennen-
kampff recently drove back to the
Taitse river is again reported to be
moving northeast and strongly holding
the Saodogal-Siancnan region.
The Senate Committee Recom
mends the Union of South
THEN ADMISSION TO UNION
Resolution to Consider Impeachment
of Judge Swayne Adopted
Washington, Decir 15. The senate
committee on territories today author
ized a favorable report on the measure
admitting Arizona and New Mexico as
one state and Oklahoma and Indian
Territory also as one state.
Will Consider Imprachmnt.
The senate today adopted a resolu
tion announcing that it would consider
the impeachment of Judge Swayne,
according to the demand of the house
The urgent deficiency appropriation
bill was passed without debate. The
Philippine administration bill was tak
Wonld Drop Butler Case.
The house adopted a resolution from
the committee on elections in the case
against Butler, of the Twelfth district
of Missouri, asking that the commit
tee be discharged from further con
sideration of the cases.
The Aaaalataaenta tanaraied.
Washington. D. XT.. Dec 15. The
following appointments have been con
firmed by the senate:
Willet M. Hayes, of Minnesota, to
be assistant secretary of agriculture;
William A. Diston.- of Illinois, to be
surveyor general of Alaska; Egbert S.
Oakley to be register, of the land of
fice at Cass Lake. Minn.; Mathias N.
Koll to be receiver of public moneys
at Cass Lake, Minn.
OF THE PORT
ACCIBEtlT Oil THE
IS FATAL TO FOUR
Philadelphia, Dec. 15. Four men
were killed or probably fatally injured
today by the blowing out of a manhole
in the engine room on the battleship
Massachusetts at the League Island
Fine Church Burns.
Minneapolis, Dec. 15. The Holy Ro
sary church, one of the finest Catholic
structures in the northwest, was burn
GIVES MORE LIGHT
Further Details of Mormon Oath
Brought Out at Reed
INCONSISTENCIES , CHARGED
August Lundstrom Tells of Polyga
mous Marriages and Why He
Abandoned the Faith.
Washington, D. C. Dec. 15. Testi
mony relating to the alleged polyga
mous marriage of the late Apostle
Abram Cannon and Lillian Hamlin,
and additional testimony concerning
the obligations taken by persons who j
pass through the Mormon endowment '
house, was offered yesterday in the
Smoot Investigation before the senate
August Lundstrom, of Salt Lake, !
testified that he went through the tem- j
pies in Salt Lake and Logan. He had
heard the endowment obligations taken
six times, he said. He said the oaths j
of sacrifice and retribution were admin
istered. The Whole proceedings was a i
series of obligations, said the witness,
but he could not remember all of them.
aarr of Oblijcnt Iodm.
The first he said was a law of sacri
fice, which bound each person to give
his entire means and talents to the up
building of the Mormon church. The
next obligation was that of retribution,
in which each person covenanted and
promised to "ask God to avenge the
death of Joseph Smith upon this na
tion," and to teach "our children and
our children's children to do the same
to the end of the earth." The next ob
ligation was that of chastity.
Lundstrom remained a Mormon until
he found many inconsistencies in the
beliefs taught. "I found a weak spot
in the wall, and when I touched it a
hole was made big enough to crawl
through. . The foundation was not
sound," he said.
MAKES IT EASIER FOR
THE LADY SOLICITOR
Pittsburg Financiers Give Money
Without Parley Fearing
Pittsburg, Pa., Doc. 15. Since the
series of exploits of Mrs. Chadwick
with millionaires and bankers all over
the country have been coming out it
has become quite difficult for a wom
an, no matter what may be her mis
sion, to get a private audience with
any of the big men of finance here..
H. C. Frick, on being handed the cards
of two Pittsburg women who were
soliciting money for a new public bath
house, learned what was wanted from
his doortender. and sent them out a
check for $5,000 without seeing them.
IIIOER OUT, TOO
Secretary of Rural Carriers
Follows President for Vio
Washington, Dec. 15. Postmaster
General Wynne today ordered the im
mediate dismissal of Warren E. Tum-
ber, of Lockport. N. Y., secretary of
the Rural Carriers' association, for vio
lation of the president's order regard
ing attempts to influence legislation.
A HEARING ON GRAIN RATES
Interstate Commerce Commission In
Iouisville, Ky., Dec. 15. The inter
state commerce commission is In ses
sion here to take up the charges of
unjust discrimination and undue pref
erence in grain freight rates In favor of
Louisville on shipments to and from
nointR east, north and west of this
CIVIC FEDERATION FOR
ALL CHARGES OF
JOHII G, WOOLEY
Chicago, Dec. 15. At a special meet
ing of the prohibition party's national
cimmittee today. Chairman Oliver W.
Stewart faced his accusers and replied
to their charges made during the last
presidential campaign. He denied ev
ery charge against him and in return
bitterly attacked John G. Wooley, who
led the fight on Stewart.
CASSIE IS IN JAIL
Mrs Chadwick Occupies Cell at
Cleveland While Maid is
RECEIVER SEIZES THE HOME
Carnegie' May Come West to Testify
if His Health Improves Suf
ficiently. Cleveland, Dec. 15. Mrs. Chad
wick's first night in Vac county jail
was passed in a comfortable manner,
according to her own statement. This
morning she expressed herself as con
tented with her surroundings.
A physician who called at her re
quest declared she was suffering from
nervous and physieial exhaustion and
would not, for several days, be in prop
er condition to attend to business mat
ters. She has made arrangements
with a nearby hotel to send in her
meals, the jail menu not being to her
A great many curious people made
strenuous efforts to see Mrs. Chadwick
during the morning, and the sheriff
was kept busy turning them away.
MKbt In Cleveland Jail.
Cleveland, O., Dec. 15. Mr3. Cassie
L." Chadwick was greeted with jeers,
hoots and hisses by crows that gath
ered in the depot when her train ar
rived yesterday afternoon and growled
at by hundreds gathered in front of
the federal building. The last sound
that reached her from the outside
world, as she passed into the stuffy,
ill smelling office of Sheriff Barry in
the county jail was a hoot of derision
from the people massed in front or tne
She made no attempt to give bail
and after a brief stop In the office of
the clerk of the United States court
was taken to jail. She was held last
night in cell 1 1 in the woman's depart
ment of the jail and her palatial resi
dence on Kuclid avenue, of which the
furnishings alone, are valued at $200,
000, is occupied by her maid.
Carneicle Will Tewllfr.
New York, Dec. 15. That Andrew
Carnegie is willing to appear against
Mrs. Chadwick when his health has
sufficiently improved was made clear
in a statement given out at Carnegie's
residence by his secretary. "Carnegie's
only reason for not going to Cleveland
at this time has already been given."
said the secretary. "His health will
nnt admit of his taking the trip save at
considerable risk, as his physician has
already said he is suffering from lum
bago. "He has been willing to make depo
sition at his home and later, on his re
turn from Florida, he will lend his as
sistance and be present to testify at
any subsequent proceedings, such as
a trial, whenever his testimony is need
Receiver l.oeser Ilaa the Home.
Cleveland. Ohio. Dec. 15. The home
of Mrs. Chadwick on Euclid avenue
was yesterday afternoon surrendered
tn Rficeiver loeser and he placed a
custodian in charge of the property.
v Still la Pari.
Paris, Dec. 15. Dr. Leroy S. Chad
wick, husband of Mrs. Cassie L. Chad
wick, is still in Paris, but declares his
intention of returning to America soon.
Nominated by the President.
Washington. D. C. Dec. 15. The
president has sent to the senate the
following nominations of Illinois post
masters: Swan J. Chilberg. Cam
bridce: Oscar H. Harpham. Havanna;
Henry C. Bogue. Vermont; Charles
G. Watrous, Waukegan.
BIDS ARE OPENED
FOR NEW WARSHIPS
Washington, Dec. 15. Bids were
opened at the navy department today
for the construction of the battleship
New Hampshire and the armored cruis
ers North Carolina and Montana.
Speech Before Committee
of the National
NOTABLES ARE PRESENT
Gompers Presides and Carnegie
Attends Roosevelt Sends
New York, Dec. 15. The creation
of an international body based upon
the national civic federation as it ex
ists at present iu this country was
forecasted by Ralph M. Easley. chair
man of the executive commit tee, in a
report to the national executive com
mittee of the National Civic Federa
tion, at the annual meeting here to
day. The meeting of the committee
was executive. Samuel Gompers pro
sided. Andrew Carnegie was present.
Itoonevelt In Aeeord.
A letter from President Roosevelt
in which he expressed regret at not
being able to attend the meeting and
.aid he is in full accord and in sym
pathy with the purposes of the civic
federation in its efforts for the estab
lishment of more rightful relations be
tween employer and employes.
STORM BREAKS OUT
AFRESH IN AUSTRIA
Sittings of Lower House of Parliament
Characterized by Turbulent
Budapest, Dec. 15. The session of
the lower house of the Hungarian par
liament today witnessed a repetition
of the turbulence which has marked
most of the recent sittings. The op
position members emphatically declin
ed to recognize the new rules of pro
cedure and greeted Premier Tisxa's at
tempts to speak with such a storm of
noisy interruptions that the sitting had
to be suspended repeatedly.
YALE'S HEAD MAKES ARREST
President Hadley Traps Man Who
Attempts Confidence Game.
New Haven, Conn., Dec. 15. For
the second time In a year President
Hadley of Yale yesterday caught and
landed in jail a swindler who tried to
obtain money under false pretenses.
The stranger asked for fund, claim
ing to be a son of the late Jeremiah
Forter of Denver. President Hadley
found flaws in his story, and rang for
a detective. The stranger tried to es
cape, and a lively tussle followed.
Three students helped to overpower
NEW YORK TOTALS
Interesting Features of the Vote at
November Election are
Albany, N. Y.t Dec. 15. Roosevelt'
plurality in the state at the last elec
tion was 175,552 as shown by the offi
cial returns certified by the board of
state canvassers. That is Higgius for
governor was K0.5G0. Parker ran near
ly 49,000 behind Herrick, the demo
cratic candidate for governor.
Tho highest elector on each presi
dential ticket is taken as the standard
In tho figures which follow, relating
to the choice of presidential electors.
The highest elector for Roosevelt re
ceived a total of 859.533 votes, for
Parker CS3.9K1. Other party totaU
are. Debs, 3(5.8X3; Swallow. 20,77;
Corregan, socialist labor, 9.127; Wat
The socialist labor party having fail
ed to cast the necessary total of 10.
000 votes for governor loses Its statu
as an official party. The vote for gov
ernor shows an increase this year over
last of C9.3S9.
Coughs, Breaks Rib.
Duluth. Minn., Dec. 15. W. II. Rey
nolds, of Detroit. Mich., a traveling
salesman, broke one of his ribs In hi
left, side yesterday afternoon by cough
ing. Reynolds had suffered with a
hard cold for two weeks.
IN PATTERSON CASE
New York, Dec. 15. The prosecu
tion in the Nan Patterson murder trial
announced today that with the excep
tion of two unimportant witnesses
their side of the case had been com