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WFEKLT rPTART.lSH KT IKS. DAILY ESTABLISHED tSJO, I VOL,. LIU. NO. 324. INDIANAPOLIS, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 20, 1903 TWELVE PAGES. PRICE 2 CENTS. I ON JIAILWAT TRAIN! FIVE CENTS. CUBAN BILL PASSED ADOPTED BY THE MfH ON A IS lfi VOTE, 3.15 TO Ui No Record Wan Made, bat the Nnya Wrrr About Equally llhidnl Ile trreen the Two Partie. SPEAKER CANNON APPLAUDED WHEN HE ENTERTAINED AN APPEAL. FROM HIS Rl MX.. Aad f.are the Minority Opportunity to Go oa Record In Favor of Re committal of the Bill. SPEECH BY JAMES E. WATSON i THAT BROI OHT A REPLY FROM THE MINORITY FLOOR LEADER. Republican Policy of Protection A alled by Mr. William A Tilt with Mr. Payne. Special to the Indianapolis Journal. WASHINGTON. Nov. 19. The Cuban rec iprocity bill was passed by the House to day, the vote not being recorded, however, members merely rising in place. The vote stood 335 to 21. The negative vote was about equally divided between Republicans and Democrat. During the debate Representative Wat son, of Indiana, made his first bow to the House as a member of the committee on ways and means. In a characteristic speech, pronounced by old leaders to be among the best delivered in this session on the Cuban bill, Mr. Watson discussed the tariff, rec iprocity and national politics. He occupied the floor for an hour, during which time he held the attention of the entire membership and a crowded gallery. Mr. Watson was in splendid form, and was evidently well pre pared. Taking up the Cuban bill, he de clared that American sugar producers would not be Injured by it in view of the admitted fact that the price of this article would not be affected by the reduction in duties proposed. The Indiana member de clared that he was a sincere protectionist, and would not support any measure inim ical to American industries. He asserted that there could be no reciprocity in com petitive products unless, as in the present instance, the schedule is sufficiently high to enable Congress to make reductions without injuriously affecting the home prod uct. He took an emphatic stand against a revision of the tariff at this time, taking up the subject in reply to the clamor tn the Democrats. "We are prosperous," said Mr. Watson, "and in times like-these it is , dangerous to modify a policy embodying one of the Republican principles which has brought about the remarkable progress of the United States during the past forty years." DEMOCRATS TALNISD. Mr. Watson then taunted the Democrats for their inability to unite upon any issue r to agree on any leader to follow In the next national campaign. He demonstrated his point by quotations from recent inter views with prominent Democratic leaders. Several of the. minority, incensed at the pointed remarks of the Indiana representa- Ure, made efforts to Interrupt him, but Mr. 'ataon declined to yield. At the conclusion of his speech Mr. Wat son was cordially congratulated, and for several minutes was kept busy shaking the hands of the Republicans who crowded around For the first time In many years the committee on ways and means embraces in Its personnel an orator of the first rank, who Is capable of coping with the most capable speakers of the minority. The inion was generally expressed that the speech of Mr. Watson to-day was one of the strongest and most forceful that he has delivered since he entered Congress. The Democrats, under the leadership of Mr Williams, sought to the last to secure amendments to the bill in accordance with to action of the Democratic caucus, but wre defeated steadily. Mr. Williams made the final effort when he tried to have the bill recommitted to the ways and means committee with instructions to amend, but a point of order under the special rule pro viding for n vote on the bill without inter vening motion was sustained. Mr. Cannon received the applause on the Democratic side when he tntertatned the appeal from his ruling made by Mr. Williams, the speaker saying he preferred to err if he erred at all in giving the House the right to express its will. The appeal was tabled by 194 to 165 a strict party vote. The debate begun Monday was continued up to within a few minutes of the hour of 4 o'clock, the time appointed to take a vote n the final passage of the bill. Mr. Wil liams closed the debate for his side and made an arraignment of the Republican policy of protection. Mr. McCall (Rep.. Mass.) made the closing speech on the Re publican side, others speaking on that side being Mr. Hepburn, of Iowa, and Mr. Wat son, of Indiana. Mr Hroossard (Dem.. La.) opposed the bill and Mr. De Armond (Dem., Mo.) supported it. The announcement of the passage of the bill caused only a slight demonstration. JIcCLELLAN IN THE CHAIR. Mr. McClellan. mnyor-elect of New York city, occupied the speaker's chair for a while to-day 'as chairman of the commit tee of the whole House. Mr. Williams, leader of the minority, an-wefing- a statement on the Republican side that the Democrats forced the talk ing on this bill, said he had offered to have a vote on the minority amendment and then vote on the bill without debate. Replying to Mr Watson. Mr. Williams aid: "Protection is a system of taxation whereby many are robbed in order that a few may e hot -housed by legislation Into artificial prsperitv Mr. Williams charged that the Republicans did not dare enter on tariff revision, for fear it would open the doors to too extended B revision. The Republicans had a majority In the House and Semite "ami a very large ma jority in the Vhite House. " Some of la pledges of prosperity of the majority were already collapsing. The people, he said, were beginning to find that their laws were keeping in power not only monopo lies but public cheats. Referring to Mr. Grosvenor. he said he was a "most ex uberant prophet. adding that he (Wil liams) would attempt no prophecies. Mr Laccy. having called Mr. Williams's attention to an error in the date of a let ter quoted, said he did not want the gen tleman from Mississippi to make a mistake o tarly in his leadership. "One good thing about this side if the lead r mattes a mis take h. will have no followers, but if the leader of that ( Republican i side makes a mistake you continue to follow him." said Mr. Williams. Mr. Williams, in support ing his contention for an amendment of the treaty, said It would take only a few Weks.to secure It. Mr. Payne answered that it would take months. Supjiose it did take months?" sked Mr. Williams, to which Mr. Payne replied: "The gentleman Is trying to h.lp the sugar trust by his amendment." "Well." responded Mr. Williams. "If I am the Ird known I am unconscious of It. laughter 1 Rut I will say the length It would take will depend upon the care and Strenuoslty brought Into action at th other end of the avenue. If you could Just half way appi "xlmate the celerity that has late ly actuated this administration In con- (CO N 1 1 NC ED ON PAGE COL JL CALLED TO WASHINGTON. District Attorney Who Will Prosecute (iikc AgnlnNt Dletrleh. OMAHA, Nov. 19. Au important develop ment in connection with the indictment of Cnited States Senator Dietrich and Post master Jacob Fisher, of Hastings, was the sudden summons late to-day of United States District Attorney Summers to Wash ington. The summons. It is stated, came from President Roosevelt and it was in stantly obeyed. Mr. Summers leaving for the East over the Chicago & Northwestern to-night. Although a number of reasons have been advanced for his hasty departure for Wash ington, nobody at the district attorney a office would venture to speculate on the real cause, and Mr. Summers himself de clined to even discuss the matter before leaving. Great importance is attached to his Eastern trip, however, as It is not be lieved he would not be taken away from his duties at a time when matters of some mo ment are pending except It were for very urgent realms. A large number of witness came to the city to-day to testify in the pending post office investigations before the grand Jury and these will necessarily remain unheard until Mr. Summers's return, which cannot be before early nxt week. BIG FOUR LOOT ENORMOUS STOLEN ARTICLES ARE TI'RNING IP Di LARGE Ql AXTITIES. House of Geornre Llddel. In Brlght nood, Searched and Yalunble Goods Found-Detectives Talk. Every day articles stolen from Big Four fr. ii?ht cars are found dumped into barrels in alleys and each day new developments are made, showing how enormous the thefts have been, not only in Indianapolis, but in other titles along the line. Yesterday a quantity of shoes and mack intoshes were found in a park in Bellefon taine, O., supposed to have be?n left there by railroad employes who have become un- iy over the results of the investigations now being carried on. Detectives Holtz and Bray yesterday searched the house of George Llddel. living on Depot street, in Brightwood, and found a brass clock, a very fine silver pitcher, sev eral bottles of Imported grape juice, some tailor-made dresses and twenty yards of Brussels carpet. Llddel has been wanted for some time by the police, but he suddenly left home when the first arrests were made and has not returned. Mrs. Liddel stated to the detectives that the things had been brought home by her husband, but she was under the impression that he had bought them. Detectives Holts and Bray say that If they could work outside of the State they could obtain a great many more men who have beta implicated in these wholesale rob beries, and that they could startle the coun try by unearthing and bringing to light the amount of things that have been stolen. They say that Indianapolis is only where the smallest portion of the thefts have been committed and where the least number of the thieves live. They say that many of the train crews lived in their cabooses, cook ing their own meals from eatables that had been stolen. HORN READY FOR DEATH WYOMING Ml'RDERER, CONFESSES THE KILLING OF WILLIE MCKELL. All Preparations Made for the Execu tion, but Horn's Friends Bet Even Money He Will Not Hung. CHEYENNE, Wyo., Nov. 19.-Tom Horn, the convicted murderer of Willie Nlckell, and the reputed slayer of half a dozen men. realising that all hope was gone, prepared to-night for death. Rev. Mr. Watson, of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, assisted by a choir of three, had a service in the cell of the condemned cattle detective to-night at which Horn for the first time succumbed to religious influence. The service was dramatic. Horn confessed to-day to the Rev. Ira D. Williams that he Is guilty of the murder of Willie Nickell, the crime for which he is to be hanged. "There is only one thing which keeps Horn from collapsing and of fering a full confession of his misdoings," continued Rev. Mr. Williams, "and that is the firm belief which he holds that his cowboy friends will rescue him. This was evident to me throughout the whole conver sation." The authorities here do not anticipate nn attempt to rescue H.rn to-night, but iu spite of this they have taken the most ex traordinary precautions. The outside of the Jail is heavily guarded by militia. Inside, the sheriff, his deputies and half a dozen other Wyoming sheriffs, assembled here for the execution, stand ready to resist any at tack. Governor Chatterton to-night denied the report that he has issued orders to the militia to shoot Horn in the event of an at tack on the JalL Governor Chatterton has received a letter, written on stationery of the Albany Hotel, Iu Denver, threatening him with death un less he commutes the sentence of Horn. The letter declares, in substance, that if Horn is permitted to hang. Governor Chatterton will not be permitted to live twenty-four hours. The Governor does not regard the threat seriously. George Jackson, a wealthy sheepman from Rawlins, is in Cheyenne and has asked aid of the authorities in running down a written threat that he would be killed if Tom Horn hangs. "I believe I will find who wrote the letter to me when it is com pared with those received by the Governor and some by friends of the condemned man." said Mr. Jackson. Bets of 160 and $luo are being made at even money that Horn will not hang. FORCED TO RESIGN. Southern t'olleare Professor Who Had Praised Booker Washington. RALEIGH. N. C. Nov. 1. Prof. Spen cer Bassett. occupying the chair of Eng lish at Trinity College. Durham. N. C. has tendered his resignation, which will be acted on next Tuesday night. The resignation was due, it Is said, to the fierce criticism of a recent article by lYof. Hasset t on the negro question, in which he declared that Boker T. Washington is the greatest man. excepting Kol tit E. Ie. born in the South in a hundred years! Patrons of the college were threatening to withdraw pupils and Methodist churches bare been demanding Professor Bassett s dismissal. REVOLVERS WERE TRUMPS. SJM -Pot" Taken bv a Masked Man H bo Held 1 C ard Players. MINNEAPOLIS. Minn., Nov. 19.A masked man entered the rooms of the Metrop'd club, a gentleman's "card club, tarly to-day and forced the eight men play ing cards to stand in line along the u ,.! wh'.le ne made each man empty his pockets. il secured StfO und escaped. UNCLE SAM AND POLICE USED CLUBS FORCED TO CRACK THE HEADS OF A MOB OF CHICAGO RIOTERS. Serious Outbreak on Wenttvorth Ave nue Which Wan Only Quelled by Drastic Measures. TWO CARS WERE ATTACKED CREW S ASSAI LTED AND PASSEN GERS FORCED TO FLEE. Stones Hurled by the Rioters When the Police Drew Revolvers and Swung Their Clubs. CHICAGO, Nov. 19. Despite the united efforts to-day of Mayor Carter H. Har rison and the aldermanic mediation commit tee to bring about a peaceable adjustment of the Chicago City Railway strike there is little change In the situation to-night. Some progress was made to-day, but noth ing definite was accomplished. A serious riot occurred this evening at Thirty-eighth street and Wentworth ave nue which was quelled by the vigorous work of the police. They were compelled to churge the mob and use their clubs free ly. The trouble commenced when a wreck ing wagon manned by a nonunion crew and guarded by six special policemen passed Thirty-seventh street and Wentworth ave nue. A cfuwd quickly gathered and fol lowed It. hen Thirty-eighth street was reached twenty men were around the wagon, which they were threatening to destroy, and offering violence to the men. Just in the nick of time two cars carrying eighteen regular policemen came up. The crowd drew back and allowed the wagon to pass. Soon after the wagon and cars carrying the officers had left Thirty-eighth street two cars came up from the opposite direc tion. As they were crossing Thirty-eighth street the mob let fly a shower of stones, demolishing the car windows and causing four passengers on the first car to flee for their lives. The mob then swarmed up n the cars and had begun to beat the Jrain crews when the two cars with the police nun and the crew of the wrecking wagon came hurrying back. The moo. which bad greatly increased by this time, was m Itn Ugly temper and refuse 1 to move. 'I he police drew their revolvers and clubs and charged at once. The mob used st:us and epithets while the poli e BW.tnf their clubs with vigor. There w.is c war.n fight, which lasted about tw minutes, and then the mob broke and fled in all directions. A number of those engaged in the rioting were arrested. After an all-day session of the hoard of directors of the company at which the prpo sition submitted by the strikers to mayor Harrison, .dating the terms on which they would fettle, was considered, a counter proposition was prepared by the officials of the company and sent to the mayor to night. As soon as the document was re d ived at the City Hall the executive com mittee of the strikers' union was sent for, but as only about half the members of the committee put in au appearance no action could be taken on the answer of the com pany until to-morrow morning. Mayor Har rison said that some slight modifications had been made by the company's official in their original answer to the demands of the men. What these modifications were the mayor declined to state. "All I can say," said he. "is that the company's an swer is not an ultimatum. The proposition has been submitted to the officials of the uniou and 1 exptct ome definite results to morrow. When questioned as to the prospects of a settlement of the strike. Mayor Harri son said: "Well. I am more hopeful than I was after our conference last night, when the outlook was decidedly gloomy. Hoth sides seem willing to continue negotiations, 'and while there is life there is hope." President Mahoi,, of the Amalgamated Street-railway Employes' I'nioii. after read ing the communication from the officials of the railroad company. declined to make any statement, saying that the proposi tion would have to have the consideration of the executive committee of the local union before anything could be made pub lic. This he said would be done Just as soon as all the members of the committee could be communicated with and that he expected to have a reply to the company's counter jaTopasltlos by 10 o'clock to-mor-low morning. Th - bitter feeling on the part of the strik ers toward "Strike-breaker" Frank 'urry, who has run the first car out on each line, found expression to-day In the hanging of Curry in effigy. The nrst ear to pass the StOCajnsrdS on the Halsted-street line halt ed long enough to take the dummy on board. Farther along oh 11a 1st cad street a PANAMA SIGN A herd of sheep held undisputed right of Way for a short time, but the police finally cleared tiie streets. They were about to arrest the herder, as he aparently got in the way wdth intent, but as there wer-- DO expereincod sheep men among the police men the prisoner was allowed to go with A warning. . A novel and annoying trouble for the com pnny has arisen in the refusal of ash re movers to work at the street-railway pow er house. The men are not member of any union and consist of laborers and team sters employed by a contractor, who uses the Company'! dally output of cinders In sidt walk and other construction work, it developed that sentiment rather than fear, th alleged reason for ttuir refusal to work. wSI responsible tor the men's attitude. The company produces eighteen cars of cinders daily, and it is fast piling up about the plants. Office men are driving wagons and operating officials are acting as "tow boys" at the cable barns. An Italian passenger on a Cotage Grove avenue cable car created a stampede among the policemen and passengers by dropping ,,r the floor what appeared to excited imagination to resemble a dyna mite bomb. Everybody tried to get to the platforms at once and fhe Italian had the car to himself. He calmly picked itn the bomb," which proved to be a can filled with kerosene with a handle made of elec tric light wire. The passengers mistook the wire for a fuse. Alfred Grannis. a broker, forty-three years old, was attacked and badly beaten to-day in a fight growing out of a dispute with two young men as to the street-car service. His assailants were pursued by an angry crowd, which was only prevented from wreaking vengeance upon them by a policeman, who arrested them. Following a custom when serious strikes are In progress, military commanders have given orders In some instances that mem bers of the militia be ready for emergency servioss. A Gale&burg company has re ' . ived specific orders to be ready for any emergency that may call for Its services. President Mahon reports a telegram from San Francisco, pledging $31.(100 in the treas ury of Division 205 of the Amalgamated As sociation of Street and Electric-railway Kir; loves of America to the support of the strikers. This caused much rejoicing at the strikers' headquarters. The demand for a sympathetic strike to aid the former employes of the Chicago City Railway Company was refused to-, night at a meeting of the members of the union employes on all the lines running through the northern section of the city. Instead of taking such summary action the North Side men decided to give their striking brethren financial aid, and to this end $10,000 was voted the strikers. The rr.onev will be sent to the former employes Of the Chicago City Railway to-morrow morning. , W ar against the Teamsters I nlon is to be declared by the employers of Chicago unless the teamsters' join council recon siders its action in ordering drivers to re fuse to make deliveries to the Chicago City Railway Company. The national officers of the teamsters are now hastening to Chi cago in the hope of averting a struggle. Cornelius Shea, national president of the teamsters, will reach the city to-morrow. Albert Young, their national organizer, is now on his way from Boston. BECAUSE SHE WAS UQLY REASON THAT IMPRLLRD MRS. BRANXON TO COMMIT St ICIDE. Woman Who Lost Her Beauty by 111 Health and Wore a Veil to Hide Her Face. CHICAGO. Nov. 19. Because her face had been marred by ill-health, Mrs. Lulu XV. lirannon has killed herself by the use of chloroform at the Delprado H tel. '1 his reason for the suicide dovelooei it the coroner's inquest to-day. Airs. Brannor. was the wife of a wealfhy citizoa of Den ver and up to four years ago. w'icn she contracted blood-poisoning, she reigned among the belles of Denver society. She felt the loss of her beauty drpply ; nd lest October came to Chicago and p!a?el her self in the hands of a "beauty doctor." Even at the hotel her face was covered by a veil. Must I always be a veiled worn in? Will people always stare at my face because it is ugly, just as they were ore fcttracaf by my beauty?'' This pla'nt burst lrom the afflicted woman recently, according to her maid. On another occasion she said to an uncle living in Chicago: "Death is preferable to life in this condition." P.u: fehe laughed and no more ras thought of her words. The verdict of the coroner :i jury was that Mrs. Brannon com united suicide while insane. Mr. Brannor arrived to-day Hem Denver and took, charge o." the body. Fire at nn Ohio Mine. CORNING, .. New 19. Fire this after noon destroyed the tipple Htid all the ad joining buildings at Min' No. S of the Sun day Creek Coal Company near Corning. The tire was communicated to the mine, which has been sealed up In an effort fee stay the progress of the flames. No estimate of the is k i i hy the company's officials, but it is said that it will be considerably iu ex cess of $Ü0.UUÜ. CANAL TREATY. BIG SAVING EFFECTED STEEL PREFERRED STOCK COX VERTED INTO 5 PER CENT. BONDS. Statement of Operations of the Syndi cate Made by Judae .nr , of the Board of Directors. ITS WORK ABOUT COMPLETED NEARLY gl ."50,000,000 OF THE STOCK HAS BEEN CONVERTED. C ontract to Be Canceled and Xo More Stock'Chansrd at Present Net Saving: of $2,000,000. IxEW YORK, Nov. 19.-Judge E. H. Gary, chairman o'f the board of directors of the United States Steel Corporation, gave out a statement to-day in regard to the syndicate contract for the conversion of steel pre ferred stock into second mortgage 5 per cent, bonds, stating that no further con version of preferred stock beyond the amount of $150,000,000, practically the amount already converted, would be made, and that the syndicate contract would be terminated at this figure. Already $lki,0i50U worth of bonds have been issued in exchange for stock. Mr. Gary's statement follows: "At a meeting of the finance committee of the Cnited States Steel Corporation, held here yesterday, it was by unanimous vote de cided to suggest to Messrs J. P. Morgan & Co. that the syndicate contract for the con version of preferred stock into second mortgage 5 per cent, bonds should be can celed and terminated beyond the amount of $150,000.00i, which figure has very nearly been reached. Messrs J. P. Morgan & Co. immediately acceded to the request of the finance committee and no further exchanges will be made for account of the syndicate beyond the amount stated. "The matter now stands as follows: One hundred and forty-six million three hundred and eighty-eight thousand five hundred bonds have already been issued in exchange for stock received and canceled; $3,611,500 remain to be issued in exchange for pre ferred stock to be converted by the syndi cate; $2,tttt,000 bonds sold at par for cash and paid for in full Oct. 1 and already issiieu; $10T 'wo bonds sold at par for Cash, upon which 25 per cent, was paid to the corporation Oct. 1, and which will be issued whenever the remaining 75 per cent, shall be called for and paid, making a total issue of $170,000,000 outstanding, the balance of $30,000,000 of bonds available for Bale for cash will be executed as stipulated in the Indenture and be placed in the treas ury of the corporation as an asset. This will make a total of $Jo0.0o0,000 of bonds issued. The $5o,ouö,0u0 remaining available for exchange for preferred stock will be held subject to the exclusive right of the corporation itself to deal with from time to lime as the board of directors may see tit. "It is not the present intention of the corporation to make any further conver sion of preferred stock into bonds." By converting $15o.000,ouo of 7 per cent, preierred stock in 5 per cent, bonds the corporation effects a yearly saving of $3, OOO.UOO. The statement shows that $20,000,000 of new bonds have been sold which called for interest charges of $1.000,000 a year, so thai the net saving In this item is g,gfcggi I rear. It Is further estimated that if the corporation should sell the $30,000,000 bonds now In the treasury, with additional inter est charges of $1100,000 a year, there would still be a saving of interest of $500.000. A leading member of the syndicate said: "An important factor is that $150.(00.000 of preferred stock has been taken out of the market and so placed that, year by year, it will be entirely wiped out through the ef fe( t of the sinking fund provisions in the bonds." 1 . nial was made by a high official of the Republic that a new syndicate was to be formed t" tak. oyer the United States Steel Corporation's bond operations. The existing syi licate, it was ad. led by this authority, will continue until Jt expires by limitation in July. 1901 This syndicate, it was explained, has simply released to the Cnited States Steel Corporation the $150, HQytM worth of bonds referred to above for the conversion of preferred stock into m ond mortgage 5 per cent, bonds. Woman ho Was Honored by Indlnns HEW YORK. Nov 1!'. -Mrs. Harriet Max well Conwrse, known to the Indians as the "chief of the six Indian Nations." is dead at her home in this city. Her death was due to apoplexy. She was the only w man. it is said, to reo Ive the ''snype totem1 coat of arms, tht highest in rank that is known to any of the tribes. THIRTY-ONE PERSONS KILLED Disastrous Collision Between a West-Bound Big Four Freight and a Work Train in Illinois. CRASHED ON A SHARP Impact So Terrific the Noise Was Heard for Miles, and One of the Boilers Exploded. Many of the Victims Shockingly Mangled Fifteen Persons Injured Conductor John W. Judge, of Indianapolis. Blamed. PEORIA, 111.. Nov. 19. Thirty-one men were killed and at least fifteen injured in a head-end collision between a west-bound freight and a work train on the Big Four Railroad between Mackinaw and Tremont at 2:45 o'clock this afternoon. Up to the present time the bodies of twenty-six victims of the wreck have been taken from the mass of debris, which is piled thirty feet high on the tracks, while five remain buried under the huge pile of broken timber, twisted and distorted iron and steel. On a bank at the side of the track lie the bodies of the victims, cut, bruised and mangled in a horrible manner. So far only eleven have been identified, the remaining being unrecognizable even by those who knew them and are aware of the fact that they are among the dead. All the dead and most of the Injured were members of the work train, the crews on both engines jumping in time to save their lives. Identified Dead. ROBERT KING, aged forty-three, Tre mont, left widow and three children. THOMAS TROY, fifty, Tremont, single. WILLIAM EADS. thirty. Tremont. left widow and three children. CHARLES E. MKVKRS. fifty. Blooming ton, left widow and five children. GEORGE SMITH, fifty. Bloomington, left widow and three children. GEORGE HARMON, thirty-eight. Bloom ington, left widow and four children. JOHN DORAN, thirty-three, Blooming ton, single. JOHN SMITH, thirty, Bloomington, sin gle. FRED BACHMAN, twenty-four, Dan vers, single. JOHN SHAW, twenty-three, Mackinaw, single. STEPHEN CULTER, twenty-eight. Mack inaw, single. Twenty unidentified dead bodies, mangled beyond recognition. The Injured JOHN GHELE, fireman, Indianapolis, leg broken. A. W. MASTINGS, conductor, badly bruised. JACOB REISE, brakeman, Roanoke, right arm broken. W. L. HARLAN, brakeman, Indianapolis, leg broken. CHARLES GENNIN, roadmaster, leg broken. CHARLES FORD, Farmer City, ankle broken. HERBERT WHITE. Roanoke, leg broken. HARRY WHITE. Woodford Station, arm broken and bruised. CHRISTIAN BARRY, Danvers; ankle broke. GUSTAVE THEBAN, Danvers; right arm broken. JOHN DCVANED, Danvers; injured in ternally; may die. The collision occurred in a deep cut, at the beginning of a sharp curve, neither train being visible to the crew of the other until they were within fifty feet. The engineers set the brakes, sounded the whistles and then leaped from their cabs, the two trains striking with such force that the sound was heard for miles around. A second after the collision the boiler of the work train engine exploded CATTLE BREEDER FAILS T. S. SOTHAM ASKS THE fOl'RT TO DECLARE HIM BANKRUPT. Places a Claim of 1O0.O0O Against E. H Martlndale, of Indiana po lis. Among: HI Assets. KANSAS OTT. Nov. 19. T. S. Sothnm, the Hereford breeder, of Chilllcothe, Mo., to-day filed a petition in voluntary bank ruptcy in the Cnited States District Court here. He placed his liabilities of 123,318, assets, $196.265). The assets include a claim of $100,000 against E. B. Martlndale, of Indianapolis, who on Oct. 28 brought an attachment suit against Mr. Sotham's Chilllcothe property to protect a note for $10,000 held by him. The claim against Mr. Martlndale is for damages on account of alleged Injury to his business brought about by the institu tion of the attachment suit. Mr. Sotham says in his petition that he has contracted debts which he is unable to pay in full and is willing to surrender all his property for the benefit of his creditors. William Mt fatt. of Paw Paw, 111., is a heavy creditor. Mr. Sotham is one of the best known breeders in the West. REITERATED BY HANNA. Ohio's Senator Is ot Seeking the Presidential Nomination. FORT SCOTT. Kan., Nv. 19. After the Ohio election J. Conine, of this city, an ex OhtaMi wrde Senator Hanua. urging him to become a candidate for the Republican nomination for President. Mr. Conine to-day received a letter from Mr. Hanna. saying: ' While I am gratified by that element in the result which might be considered a rer s.n;tl vindication, it does Bat justify the claims of my friends with reference tr the suggestions of my nomination for the pres idency. 1 have no personal ambition to ad vance and my desire to serve my party con st rains me to ask my friends not to pi me In the embarrassing position which I would result from such a movement." CURVE IN A DEEP CUT with terrific force, throwing heavy Iron ban and splinters of wood to a distance of 300 feet. Conductor John W. Judge, of Indianapo lis, who had charge of the freight train, received orders at 1'rbana to wait at M-ckinaw for the work train, which waa due there at ':40 p. m. Instead of doing this he failed to stop. The engineer of the work train. .George Brewer, had also received orders to pass the freight at Mackinaw and was on the way to that station. The work train was perhaps five miiiutes late and was running at full speed in order to make up time. When about two miles from Mlnert. and entering a cut, both engineers saw the approaching trains, and. realizing that it aas impossi ble to stop, they threw on the emergency brakes, whistled twice and then leaped from their cabs. The two trains, both heavily loaded and going at full speed, crashed together. The collision was witnessed by Russell Noonan, a farmer boy of fourteen years of age, who hastened to a near-by house and telephoned to Tremont. A special train with four physicians was made up In a few minutes and In less than half an hour was on the scene. At the same time another train arrived from Pe kln bearing Superintendent C. H. Barnard, of the Big Four, and three physicians. The second train bore a lot of Turkish ruga and these were utilizei to carry out the mang'ed corpses of the victims. After working two hours the remains of twenty six were taken out and laid on an em bankment near the side of the track. One of the last bodies recovered was that of William Bailey, of Mackinaw, who hsd been thrown thirty feet into the air and held in place by two steel rails which had been pushed up between the engine and tender of the work train. The workmen had been engaged in laying steel rails at different points along the track. Brakeman J. N. Hlce. of the work train, was thrown seventy-five feet away from the track and sustained a broken leg. The injured were taken to the two cabooses of the relief trains, where tem porary hospitals were Improvised. One caboose was taken to Morton, while the other was taken to Tremont. The dead will lie on the bank all night, or until the arrival of the coroner of Taxewell county. In the morning. The dead men are residents of neighbor ing towns and the scenes about the wreck this evening were beyond description. Wives and children of men who were missing, thronged around, asking If their husbands and fathers had been killed. Out of thirty-five men, who constituted the crew of the work train, only four are living and two of these are seriously Injured. Wreckage is strewn along the track for a distance of nearly 200 feet and It will be several hours before it can be cleared. CITY OF WICHU OCCUPIED STRATEGIC PLACE AT NOVTH OF TIIE VALl TAKES BY JAPANESE. Russian Minister at eoal Staeeesaful In PrfTfntins the Opening of Yoigimpho Port. LONDON. Nov. JO The Daily Mali's Tien-Tsln correspondent announced that the Japanese have occupied Wlchu. at the mouth of the Yslu river, and that the Chi nese government has withdrawn its note to the provincial governors advtring them to prepare for mar. The Daily Mail's Tokio correspondent has received telegrams from Seoul saying the Ku-sian minister has again successfully in terfered to prevent the opening of ToaV gampho. consent to which the Korean for eign minister was on the point of com municating to the British, American and Japanese ministers on Tuesday laat. The Times' s Shanghai correspondent says that a private letter from au official at Mukden states that the Russians havs treated the native authorities with the ut most indignity, openly declaring that the reoccupatlon was intended as an intimation that Russia would not permit the exerdas of treaty rights in Manchuria and claiming that the Cnited States and Japan had re cently concluded a convention. The Times correspondent st Tokio con firms the statement of the Dally Mail's cor respondent that the Russian minister at Seoul has been successful In preventing the opening of Yongampho. ATTACKED AGAIN. Another Attempt hy Hebela to ( aptnrs the Ctty of San Iloniage. SAN DOMINGO. Republic of Santo Ds mlngo, Nov. 18. Yesterday at noon another severe attack was made on the city with out effect. The rebels had many killed and wounded, but the government losses were small. The firing continued during the night, the insurgents using heavy can non. The situation lure is desperate. The P r are suffering for necessities and the prices .-f proii,ii are rising. The eani tary coudittous, however, are good. 4 1