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THE EVENING STATESMAN.
VOLUME XXXI. A COLLISION AT CLEVELAND Railroad Train Crashes Into Crowded Trolly Car. TWO PERSONS INSTANTLY KILLED Nearly a Score Are Reported to Have Been Injured, Some of Them Fatally. CLEVELAND, 0., Nov. 25.—The Pennsylvania east bound train struck Akron. Bedford and Cleveland trol ley this morning near this city. Twenty-five persons are reported to have been injured, some probably fa tally. The accident occurred at 8:20 a. m. Fourteen are known to have been in jured and two are dead. The trolley car l"ft the city shortly before the ac vMent. A relief train was made up started for Cleveland with the injured. Tim injured will reach 16. There is none dead. Sine of the injured were taken to a hospital. Arthur Briggs, A. Kron, William Phrone and Gustavus Rich ards of Cleveland, were probably fa mily injured. Jimmy Michaels Dead. NEW YORK, Nov. 25. —A Marconi gram announces the death of Jimmy Mihcaels, professional bicyclist, on board French liner "Lasavoi," which will arrive late this afternoon. His death is a surprise. He was to participate in the day race here next month. Cheyenne Loses Capital. CHEYENNE, Wyo, |£o v. 25.—Chey enne has lost the permanent location (if the capital. The vote was 11,533 for to against. NEW GOODS BY EXPRESS DAILY l . 1 I jTODAY we are showing New Velvet Suits, New Velvet Waists, New Plaid Silk Waists, » New Cravenette Coats, > New Shir-Plait Skirts, ! New Cravenette Walking Skirts jMotter-Wheeler Co. [ *03-5-7-9 Main. 6 and 8 South Third Sts. Phone. Main 65. Uf A r> • Your Bicycle, Umbrella. " C Kepair Lock. Small Machinery and the many other ar ticles that need to be repaired. MEYER & KEENEY ZZZZT* Have you a sweet tooth? Our Allegretti Candies an <i bonbons will please you. Put up in handsome boxes and are fine f °f Presents. Buy some for Thanksgiving. The Hockett Drug Co SICKENING ELECTROCUTION. Flames and Smoke Issued From the Head and Feet of Ohio Murderer. COLUMBUS. 0., Nov. 25.—Otis Loveland was electrocuted at the peni tentiary early this morning for the murder of an aged farmer near Alton June 11, last year. The first shock failed to cause death. During the last shock flame and smoke issued from the victim s head and leg at the points of contact and the death chamber was filled with the odor of burning flesh. ROOSEVELT GOES TO ST. LOUIS. Is Enthusiastically Received by Crowds Along His Route. PITTSBURG. Po., Nov. 25.—The president's special enroute to the St. Louis arrived at Pittsburg at 10:30 this morning. After a change of en gines the train started westward over the Panhandle division of the Pennsyl vania at 10:45. The president waved greetings from the platform as the train passed through this city, but none of the party left the cars. COLUMBUS. Nov. 25.—President Roosevelt's special arrived here at 2:45 and left at 2:56. The crowd cheered the president, who spoke a few words, thanking the people of Ohio for what they did for him November 8. Minnie Healy Mine Reopened. BUTTE, Mont.. Nov. 25.—The fa mous Minnie Healy mine which was closed last Sunday by an injunction secured by the Amalgamated against August Heinze, was reopened at noon today. The injunction was dissolved on the ground that the Amalgamated is not acting in good faith. Five hun dred men were employed. Who Sold Weber His Revolver? SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 25.—Sheriff Keona arrived this morning to locate the store or the person who sold the weapon, presumably to Adolph Weber. Weber was here July 3 and 4. Baker and Hamilton's books, agents for the Iver-Johnston revolver, show no such numbered revolver was sold. The pawnshops are now being searched. Goes to Washington. Senator Levi Ankeny leaves tomor row morning for Spokane from whence he will go to Washington, D. C. via the Northern Pacific to resume his of ficial duties. THE EVENING STATESMAN WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1904. BREAKING DOWN LAST DEFENSES Shelling Russian Strongholds at Port Arthur. JAPS SLOWLY MAKING HEADWAY It Is Again Predicted That the Fall of the Fortress Is Near at Hand. TOKIO, Nov. 25.—Japanese guns are shelling the papapets at Rihlung and Bunshu mountains, Inflicting heavy damage. The defensive works outside the parapets have already been taken by the Japanese. The oc cupation of the forts is expected shortly. Their capture with likely be followed by the fall of the fortress. PORT SAID, Nov. 25.—The first di vision of the Russian Baltic fleet bound from Libau for the far east, entered the Suez canal today. Outpost Fighting Tuesday. ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 25.—1t is announced that there was a clash be tween outposts south of Shahke Tues day. It has been quiet since. Anglo-Agreement Reached. ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 25.—The terms of Anglo-Russian convention growing out of the Dogger bank af fair will he signed this afternoon. France Desires Peace in Far East. PARIS, Nov. 25.—Replying to a question in the chamber today, Minis ter of Foreign Affairs Delcasse an nounced that it is the general policy of France to approve any action looking towards the establishment of peace In the far east. He said the government would look with approval upon any American initiative towards that end. Roosevelt's call for a peace confer ence also had the hearty support of France. Horrible Massacre in Siberia. ST. PETERSBURG. Nov. 25.—An uprising is reported from the province of Altai, Siberia, which resulted in the slaughter of 1000 Kalmack tribesmen who were stirred to frenzy by a high priest. Fearing trouble the govern ment armed the peasants who attack ed the Kalmacks with fearful slaugh ter. The Convention Signed. ST. PETERSBURG. Nov. 25.—The North sea convention was signed this afternoon. Fushimi Recovers His Jewels. ST. LOUIS, Nov. 25.—Valuable jewels belonging to Prince Fushimi, which disappeared Tuesday from the prince's apartments, have been recov ered as mysteriously as they were lost, being found on a table by one of his attendants. The prince was satis fied to get them and asked no ques tions. Delirious Man Drops Dead on Street. CHICAGO, Nov. 25.—Sydney Glea son, who has been ill four months, while delirous early this morning evaded his brother, watching at his bedside and made his way to the street clothed only in his underwear. While walking up Third street the sick man was hailed by James Hogart, who took him for a somnambulist. Gleason started as though hit by a heavy blow and dropped dead. To Oppose Standard OH Trust. ST. PETERSBURG. Nov. 25.—The Russian petroleum companies, which control 50 per cent of the petroleum exported via Batoum, have formed a new trust in opposition to the Stand ard Oil. The promoters of the new organization are urging the Russian government to support the combina tion, which with Austrian, Roumanian and German companies will fight the American combine. * National Bank of Davenport Forced to Close Its Doors. WASHINGTON, Nov. 25.—The Big Bend National bank at Davenport, Wash., was closed by the comptroller of the currency today because of In solvency and a receiver appointed. The failure was due to excessive loans. The liabilities are over half a million. Baltic Fleet at Suez. BIG BANK FAILS. NAN PATTERSON GETS A REST Her Father and Her Attorneys Called on Her. RECEIVES OFFERS OF MARRIAOE Attorneys for Prosecution Reported to Have Discovered Important Witness for Their Side. NEW YORK, Nov. 25.—Nan Patter son spent, a quiet, restful day at the Tombs today and is much improved by her rest. She approaches the trial tomorrow in better spirits. Her father called on her this morn ing. Late* a conference of her attor neys was held. Miss Patterson has received four offers of marriage by mail since the trial began. Two are from farmers who profess interest in her case. A report was circulated today that the prosecution will produce an im portant witness in the person of a young woman who was acquainted with both Young and Nana Patterson. According to the report this witness is being closely guarded by county de tectives. SHERIFF'S PROFIT MAY BE CUT. Chamber of Commerce Committee Seeks to Save $10,000 a Year. SEATTLE, Wash.. Nov. 25—U the plans now being d'scussed by the legislative committee of the chamber of commerce are put into execution sheriffs in all counties In the state, where there is a large population, will be put on straight salary and whatever profit laere is W feeding prisoners and all fees which these sheriffs now receive will be turned into the treas uaries of these counties. At the meeting of the committee yesterday afternoon, George B. Cole was present, and speaking directly in the interest of King county taxpayers, urged that the committee take up this matter. Other members of the chamber pres ent joined in the discussion and while the committee did not report to the chamber meeting this afternoon, it is given out that it is seriously consider ing the draft of such a bill to present for passage at the next session of the legislature. Under the present state law, the sheriff of King county receives a salary of $2400 a year and in addition is allowed to feed the prisoners being held in the county jail, for which the county pays him 40 cents a day per capita. In the arguments presented to the committee it was shown that the profit in feeding the prisoners foots up sev eral times the amount of salary the position pays and has a tendency to cause cheap food to be furnished. The recommendation to the commit tee was that a bill be drawn which would provide for the payment by the county of a sheriff's salary in King county of about $3600 a year and that the feeding of the prisoners be done by the county itself, using one or more of the trusties in the jail to cook and serve the food, as is the custom at pjresent. It is also planned to have included in the bill a provision that every sort of fee which the sheriffs now collect and appropriate to themselves be turned into the county treasury of the county he is serving and that no emol ument other than the straight salary, as fixed in the bill, be allowed. While it will require one or more meetings before the details of such a bil can be worked out, it is said that the committee is unanimously in favor of it. In King county it is said that such a bill would make a difference of from $8000 to $10,000 in the revenues of the office, which the sheriff now gets. It is believed that the bill should be made to apply to King, Pierce and Spo kane counties at least, and it may be determined to have it include all the counties in the state, the salary to be regulated by the population of the county or otherwise, as may seem best. The Chicago Grain Market. CHICAGO. Nov. 25.—December $1.09% @$1.09%; corn 49%; oats 29%. TO SAVE COLORADO. Republican Judges Order the Arrest of Democratic Officials. DENVER, Nov. 25.—1n the supreme court today the republicans received an order permitting them to copy the names from the voting lists. A can vass of the city will be made to learn how many of these names are fraudu lent. In the federal court warrants have been sworn out for a dozen dem ocratic election officers. Nearly 50 democratic officials have been arrested to date. There is no sign of an out break. GIRL HAS LOVER ARRESTED. Claims He Followed Her From Minne apolis to Kill Her. SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 25. —A. M. Benson, a clerk who gives his address at Minneapolis, was arrested by Special Officer Clark, and is held by the police to prevent his carrying out an alleged threat to kill Miss Lida Hansen, a young woman whom he wishes to marry and who refuses to give her consent. She has promised another man to become his wife at an early day. Miss Hansen was instrumental in having her strenuous lover placed be hind the bars. She has been living for several weeks at the home of Mrs. Harold, 1823 Bellevue avenue. Mrs. Harold also feared the anger of the Minnesota man, and, according to her own story, tied from her home to es cape his wrath, leaving the fort to be held by the young man bent on be coming Miss Hansen's husband. Match Broken Off. It seems that Benson and Miss Hansen were lovers more than a year ago when Miss Hansen lived in Min neapolis. There was a marriage en gagement, but something transpired that caused it to be broken off. A few weeks ago Miss Hansen stole away from her Minneapolis home and quietly came to Seattle. It is said there were all kinds of things doing when Benson found it out. He set about to investigate and found that his sweetheart had come west. He decided to follow her, force her to marry him under threat, or, if it was necessary, to steal her bodily and carry her away. A few days ago Benson arrived in Seattle. It took him but a short time to find where the girl he loved was residing. He went at once to the home of Mrs. Harold and there sought Miss Hansen. The girl received him cordial ly and invited him into the house, ex pressing her surprise to see him so far away from home. Benson Teils His Mission. The interview did not last long until Benson said he had come to Seattle for the purpose of marrying her and that he would refuse "no" for an answer. Miss Hansen told him it was now impossible, for she was promised to another. Then there was a scene. Benson Is alleged to have become en raged during which he threatened to kill Miss Hansen if she didn't consent to be his wife, in order to appease his wrath and get rid of him for the time being, Miss Hansen told Benson to return in the morning and she would give her final answer. True to his word Benson returned but to his surprise he found that Miss Hansen had not changed her mind in the least. She said she could not and would not marry him. Then it is al leged that Benson renewed his threats to kill her. By that time Mrs. Harold, the landlady, had become frightened and ran to one of the neighbors, fear ing that she was to be made the un willing witness to a murder com mitted In her own home. Police Called Upon. Miss Hansen escaped from the rear door and hurriedly went to police headquarters. She told her story to Chief of Police Delaney. The chief sent Officer Clark to investigate and if necessary place Benson under arrest. When Clark arrived at the Harold home he found Benson holding the fort. He had sworn to remain In the house until Miss Hansen returned, if it were a life time. He even an- The officer persuaded hi mthat he was The ocer persuaded him that he was making a foolish move and that it would be better to be peaceful and obey the law. Clarke then placed Ben son under arrest and took him to jail, where he is locked up without a charge. Notorious Safe Robber Hanged. BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 25.— Frank Duncan, the notorious Safe rob ber, who took the life of several offi cers, was hanged in the jail yard here today. NUMBER 216. BRUTAL HAZING OF ART STUDENT First Stripped Naked and Terribly Beaten. THEN PLACES IN ELECTRIC CHAIR Subjected to the Current for an Hour to Make Hit Legs Dance—Lower Limbs Paralyzed. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 25 —As the result of brutal hazing by students of the Mark Hopkins Art institute, Albert Derome. is paralyzed in the lower limbs. Derome after suffering a terri ble beating was strapped and bound naked to a metal seated chair and sub. jected to an electric current, causing his legs to execute the "muscle dance," similar to that applied to dead frogs. The current was used an hour. Derome says: ' The pain was horrible at first but after the first few shocks there was no pain at all." The boys physicians give slight hope of his recovery of the use of his limbs. Some time ago another art student naked and bound, was thrown into a class of female students. Derome's father will prosecute. $11,000 REWARD FOR MURDERERS. Assassins and Thieves Terrorize Wes sington Hills. MILLER. S. D., Nov. 25.—Citizens have determined to discourage the killing of hardworking farmers by of fering a reward sufficient to make it an object for officers to hunt down as sassins and place the rope upon their necks. If the purpose of the commission ers does not miscarry, there will soon be $11,000 up for the arrest and con viction of the murderers of Geo. Todd and Jacob Johnson. Beadle county and the state will give $6000 of this amount Hand county having already offered $5000. Todd was murdered at his farm eight miles north of Wessington about Oct. 5. and his body found buried a month later. Jacob Johnson lived near and he disappeared three months pre viously. His body has not been found. Both men had money. The teams and wagons of both disappeared when they did. A woman living alone near Wessing ton reports having been intimidated by strangers who came to her house at night with the evident object of rob bery. They left suddenly, suspect- ing that they were being pursued. About this time ex-Railway Commis sioner Kirkpatrick and George Cooper lost a team, buggy and robes. Other horses and property have been stolen in that neighborhood. Farmers on the east Hand county line are demanding protection. In fact the people for miles around the scene of these mysterious crimes are in an unhappy frame of mind, not knowing but their turn may come next, or their property be stolen. The query goes up, "Where is the black sheep?" Some say he is spotted, but so far there is no evidence. These crimes recall the murder of Wolfe by young Macomber, south of Wessington, in November, 1882. The victim had money and was lured by the young man in a buggy to a wooded spot, shot in the head, his body cov ered with brush and set on fire. Re turning to Millen, the young man, finding the crime had been detected, shot himself in the head after hav ing thrown the victim's money away. Frank Cline, thirty miles southwest of here, has killed seventy wolves since September Ist, four of which were the large gray species, the remaining six ty-six being the common coyotes. The wolf bounty is $2.50 for all kinds if they are full grown. Mr. Cline's plan of hunting is to take his pack of grey hounds in a covered wagon and when he sees a wolf he can drive close to it, especially if it is hungry. Then the hounds are dropped out of the wagon and the fold soon captured. Polish Nihilists Arrested. BERLIN, Nov. 25.—The Lokal An zeiger reports the arrest of 37 nihilists at Warsaw, including members of the nihilist committee recently organized. This leaves the Polish revolutionaries without a leader.