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His Division Has Apparently
, E IUS RECEIVED REINFORCEMENTS
T he Fresh Troops Are Eager for Bat
tle—Czar Devotes His Time to
Prayer and Fasting.
gT, PETERSBURG, March 20 —
!, reports under date of the
I9tb: "The commander of the second
ports that he has had no fur
hting. There are no reports
from the first or the third army. I
fcave inspected the troops which have
from Russia. They are in ex
tent spirits and will be good help."
Russia Advised to Seek Peace.
ST. PETERSBURG, March 20.—
\ Vremya today for the first time
Russia to seek peace.
Russian Casualties 190,000.
b 0 ST. PETERSBURG, March 20.—Re
rta thus far received indicate that
IJO.OOO Russians were wounded or
taken prisoners at the battle of Muk
den. Eight field guns were captured
by the Japanese.
The Czar a Religious Fanatic.
BERLIN', March 20. —The newspaper
Die Welt says that the czar is suf
fering from religious mania. He
j -nds two hours every day praying
the palace chapel. He telegraphed
Father John of Krondstadt recently to
ompose special prayers for Russian
victory, likewise for the repression of
the revolutionary movement. He sent
a similar telegram to the archbishop
ot Moscow. He wears a crucifix on
his breast continuously as a nrotection
Great Synagogue Reopened.
MOSCOW, March 20.—The great
synagogue which Grand Duke Sergius
forcibly closed 14 years ago has been
reopened and reconseclrated with a
Troops to Subdue Jews.
BORISOV. Russia, March 20 —
Three squadrons of dragoons have
started for Berezina where armed
Jew? are reported to have killed the
thief of police and a number of his
Horrible Conidtions at Harbin.
PARIS, March 20.—A Petit Journal
•St. Petersburg dispatch states that
5000 Russians died at Harbin last week
as the result of wounds or disease,
resulting from the battle. The con
ditions there are horrible in the ex
treme, it is estimated that the sick
Russians at Harbin number 70,000.
Japanese Still Winning.
LONDON, March 20.—Baron Haya
?hl today made public the following
dispatch from Tokio:
Our detachment at 4 a. m. March
19 o °cupied Kayuan, 20 miles north of
i Tieling. The enemy afterwards at
tempted a counter attack but was re-
Pulsed. The enemy burned the bridges
on the main road south of Kayuan,
3ISO destroyed part of the railway
*> ri dge. A number of Russian guns
* er <? found buried near Mukden.
p ope Anxious for Peace.
LIVERPOOL, March 20.—The Post
that it has learned on authority
a Prominent member of the Vatican
' 1 the Pope is seeking to influence
Ur °pean diplomatists in favor of
»*<»atlon in the far east. He has
directly with certain
w ». including the kaiser and King
j et Ward has also sent a friendly
<ik t0 the di S ni taries of the Greek
expressing his hope that peace
soon be declared.
'"ternationai Peace Conference ,
Eng., March 20.-
BY Sa>S that U 106611 inf°rm
th» 5 h ' Sh di P lom atists that two or
Sritai eat POWers ' including Great
«onv n considerln « a proposal to
c an international congress to
fevis c Russian -Japanese war and to
5e the rules of warfare.
«orr*l ° N ' March 20 —The Chronicle
PonJent at St, Petersburg wires:
T"l evening Statesman
"I have seen a high personage of the
court who has given m e an account of
the scenes between the czar and his
ministers at a recent council.
"The emperor heard the reports of
the various ministers as to the situa
tion in certain districts in which ab
solute disorder reigns and also received
news announcing the disaster at Muk
den. His majesty in violent terms ac
cused the ministers of trying to con
ceal from him the true state of affairs.
It was the first time the ministers
had seen the emperor in such temper.
"No one stirred. Witte. however,
gave the czar to understand that under
such conditions it was impossible for
the ministers to retain their portfolios,
whereupon the czar replied:
" 'You may all go when you please.'
"My informant told me that the
czar leans much on General Trepoff,
who probably will be president of the
national assembly, a commission be
ing formed to organize elections for
$12,000 TO CONSCIENCE FUND.
"A Sinner" Writes Secretary Shaw He
Is Paying for Old Fraud.
WASHINGTON, March 20.—Secre
tary Shaw today received the follow
"Dear Sir —I am sending you here
with enclosed $12,000 which is to go to
the use of the United States govern
ment. Years ago I defrauded the gov
ernment of money, but have returned it
all and now am paying fourfold, in ac
cordance with the teachings of scrip
ture. The way of transgressors is hard
and no one but God knows how I have
suffered the consequences, and I
would seek to do a bountiful restora
tion. May God pardon while the Unit
ed States government is benefited.
The amount, which was in currency,
has been deposited in the treasury to
the credit of the conscience fund.
Found Wandering In tha Streets.
OMAHA, Neb., March 20.—Emaciat
ed f tm lack of food, her clothing; be
grimed, Miss Ida Holden, formerly a
well-known school teacher in and
about Warsaw, 111., was found wander
ing aimlessly about the streets of
Omaha yesterday afternoon ln a de
mented condition and was given into
the charge of a matron at the police
Miss Holden's mind has become de
ranged from ill-health due to hunger
and poverty. It has been learned that
she was compelled by ill health to quit
teaching school- and went from Illinois
to Lincoln to live with a brother. The
brother recently moved to Kansas, and
thereupon she came to Omaha in quest
of work. She hired out as a domestic,
but was unable to do her work, and,
friendless and penniless, left the home
in which she was employed.
She has a brother at Warsaw, and,
on being notified of her condition, he
has wired the police to send her to
FRANK NASH IS APPOINTED
CIRCUIT COURT JUDGES MAKE
HIM CLERK OF EASTERN
Was Almost Unanimous Choice of
Members of the Bar East of th©
Special to Evening Statesman.
PORTLAND, March 20.—Frank C.
Nash, of Spokane, was today appoint
ed clerk of the circuit court for the
eastern Washington district.
Frank C. Nash formerly filled the
position of deputy clerk of the district
and circuit courts under Clerks Ayres
and Hopkins. The plan to have him
appointed clerk of the circuit court
was originated several weeks ago
when petitions were circulated among
the attorneys of eastern Washington
requesting the circuit judges of the
Ninth circuit district to appoint the
Spokane man to the place. In Waila
Walla nearly every attorney signed
the petition and Nash had almost the
unanimous support of the members
of the bar in the new district.
The position of clerk of the district
will probably go to George Stevenson,
as he has been slated for the place by
the distributors of polit'cal positions
in the state of Washington.
WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, MONDAY, MARCH 20, 1905.
FIFTY PERISH IN FACTORY FIRE
ROILER EXPLOSION WRECKS PLANT
Four Hundred Employes of a Shoe Manufacturing Concern
at Brockton Were in Great Danger front the Collapse
of the Building and the Flames that Broke Out
EROCKTOX, Mass., March 20 —
Fifty lives are reported lost as the re
sult of a boiler explosion in the Grover
Shoe company's factory this morning.
Two badly burned bodies have been
removed. Three floors collapsed and
the fourth floor filled with girls fell to
the ground. But most of the girls es
caped by the windows.
All the doctors in town were called
to the scene or to the hospitals. Four
hundred employes were in the factory
at the time of the explosion. Part of
the boiler wrecked a house in the vi
cinity of the factory. The Are spread
from the doomed factory to the Bahl
borg block and to several residences,
seven of which were destroyed. The
ambulence service and all available
carriages were kept busy removing the
The Drake tavern and Dahlborg
block were burned. The Churchill &
Aiden Shoe factories on opposite sides
of Main street caught fire.
The explosion occurred at 7:50. The
entire west half of the building was
razed to the ground. In the wreckage
were from two to three hundred of
the four hundred employes. Fire
broke out immediately. In a few min
utes the ruins were a mass of flames.
The front of the factory which was
left standing by the explosion caught
fire, driving out the rescuers. An
hour later the whole factory was in
ruins. Many employes were caught by
the falling timbers. The rescuers were
obliged to leave them to their fate.
Those on the lower floors, it is
DARING ROBBERS MAKE A RICH HAUL
Rifle Safe of Sims Grocery, Securing $1390 in Checks and
Gash-No Glue to Robbers
After inveigling Clerk W. N. Estes
into the cellar for some codfish, two
strangers rifled the safe of Sims' gro
cery at Fourth and Main streets, at
6:30 o'clock this morning, securing
$1020 in negotiable checks and notes
and $269.80 in cash. The robbery was
discovered by Mr. Sims when he came
down to his place of business an hour
later and found the safe open and the
cash drawer empty.
According to Mr. Estes he opened
the store at the usual time this morn
ing which is about 6 o'clock. Some
time afterward two strangers entered
the store and asked for a package of
codfish. It was necessary for Mr.
Estes to visit the cellar for the article
and never suspecting anything wrong
left the strangers in the store alone.
A short time before Mr. Estes had oc
casion to open the safe which is lo
cated in the office and it was left open.
When he returned from the cellar a
few minutes afterward Mr. Estes was
surprised to find the men gone, but
thinking that perhaps they had become
tired of waiting had gone elsewhere,
he never gave the matter second
thought until Mr. Sims discovered that
the safe had been robbed. Then he
remembered the occurence of the two
men and the police were notified.
List of Checks.
Mr. Sims made up a list of the
checks and notes as far as he was
able and turned it over to the police.
Included in the list was a note for
$1000 given by W. D. Smith and wife,
CARS DASH DOWN MOUNTAIN.
Logging Train Smashes Into Handcar
One Man Badly Injured.
BELLINGHAM, March 20 — When
they saw approaching them at terrific
speed, three cars loaded with logs,
which had broken loose on a down
grade high up in the mountains, Mike
Ryan and three companions on board
a hand-car just a few feet ahead of
the runaway, thought they saw the
door of eternity open. As it is. Ryan,
who was tbe only one to pay no at
tention to the word "jump," when the
thought, suffered the most. At 9 a. m.
it was estimated that a dozen were
killed and 25 injured. Fifty employes
The boiler which exploded had been
lying idle all winter. The fireman
who started the fire said the boiler
seemed iji a safe condition. He knew
of no cause for the explosion.
Forty are known to be injured, many
Up to 11:30 25 bodies had been
taken from the ruins. Many were ter
ribly mutilated and identification was
impossible. Most of the employes in
the main part of the plant escaped,
although in the terrible panic many
were injured. The Are is now under
control. The loss will reach $200,000.
Forty-two bodies have been recover
ed, all burned beyond recognition ex
cept five. It is believed the list of
dead will reach 75. The search is be
ing rapidly prosecuted.
Up to 2 this afternoon 31 bodies had
The estimate of dead are now from
50 to 75.
The known dead are:
MRS. ELIJAH H. KELLEY.
DAVID ROCKWELL, engineer.
At 4:30 56 bodies had been recover
ed. It is now thought the dead will
'in favor of Justus Wade. The note
had been indorsed by Mr. Wade, but
it is secured by a mortgage which is on
record. The checks were as follows:
O. R. & N. in favor of O. J. Williard,
O. R. & N. in favor of Mehei
A. F. Kees in favor of L W. Sims,
C. C. Cully in favor of L W. Sims,
Henderson in favor of Frank
— in favor of N. H. Ran
In addition to the checks and note
the thieves secured $269.80 in cash rep
resenting Saturday's receipts which
Mr. Sims failed to bank.
One Tall—One Short.
Mr. Estes was able to give a fairly
accurate description of the two men.
One was described as tall, dark com
plexion, black moustache. He wore a
dark suit of clothes and a black derby
hat. The other was rather short and
stocky built, light complexioned. Mr.
Estes did not remember how he was
dressed further than that he wore a
white felt hat. Immediately after be
ing noticed of the robbery the police
and sheriffs office sent men to search
the early morning tran for Pendleton,
but no suspicious characters were
found. Constable Peterson went as
far as Spofford looking for the two,
as it was thought that they might
make an attempt to board a train at
some nerby station.
runaway was discovered, lies a mass of
bruises and broken bones at St. Jo
seph's hospital. His chances for life
are about even.
The runaway logging train crashed
Into the handcar and swept it on for
almost two miles when in a tangle of
wood, iron and steel the train was de
railed. The damage caused will
amount to several hundred dollars.
Shortly after 6 o'clock, a section
crew working on the Bellingham Bay
& British Columbia railroad, left War
nick on a hand-car. About the same
time a train waa being loaded with;
logs at Ferguson's camp. The section
crew had proceeded leisurely along on
a down grade for about two miles
when one of the men happened to
glance backward. The sight that met
his eyes was enough to freeze the
blood in his veins.
Scarcely twenty feet behind the
hand-car three logging cars which had
gained a headway of at least seventy
miles an hour were about to crash into
the section crew. One of the men with
a cry of: "Jump for God's sake,"
leaped clear of the hand-car, and was
followed by one companion without a
second's hesitation. Ryan alone, who
seemed transfixed, did not heed, per
haps from fright, and in an instant
the logging train swept into the hand
car carrying its human freight. Ryan
was knocked from the car as if shot
from a cannon and when the runa
way had passed, his companions hur
ried to his side. He was picked up un
conscious and brought to the city.
At the point where the logging train
had broken loose, there is a steep
grade. For almost three miles the
runaway sped toward Maple Falls, be
fore it crashed into the hand-car, and
in an uninterrupted path it bore on
ward until derailed. When it broke
away a message was hurriedly sent
over the telephone to the next station,
to look out for the logging trucks in
their wild flight. There was no chance
to warn the section crew. A leaking
air valve is assigned as the reason for
Cuts Steel Output.
HOMESTEAD, Pa.. March 20— The
stork's visit to Homestead, Homeville
and Munhass has reduced the output
in many department's of the Carnegie
Steel company. Thirty-one babies
were born on Friday and Saturday to
wives of mill-men, nearly all of whom
remained at home to rejoice. Super
intendent A. R. Hunt investigated the
partial closing down of several of the
departments and on learning the cause
sent his congratulations.
FLOODS FEARED AT PITTSBURG.
Ice-Laden Torrent Rushing Down the
PITTSBURG, March 20—An ice
ladep torrent this morning rushing
down the Allegheny river, threatens
during the day to inundate the low
lads of the valley and of Pittsburg,
and allegheny City with a flood stage
of from 2S to 30 feet. Warnings have
been sent out and many factories have
Jabez White Has Arrived.
NEW YORK, March 20.—The White
Star steamer Cedric arrived today
after the most turbulent voyage of her
career. She encountered waves 60
feet high. Among the passengers was
Jabez White, the British pugilist, and
his manager, Charles Mitchell. White
is matched to fight Jimmy Britt at San
ROBBED OF TEN THOOSAND
MESSENGER FOR STANDARD OIL
REFINERY AT OAKLAND
He and a Companion in a Buggy
Were Seized, Bound and Gagged
by Two Masked Men.
OAKLAND, Cal., March 20.—At 11
this morning John Daley, a messenger
for the Standard Oil company at Point
Richmond while returning from the
Central bank at Oakland was held up
by two masked men and robbed of
$10,000 in gold.
Daley, with F. K. Roche, was driving
in a buggy along a lonely road which
runs a short distance from the rail
road. Two masked men jumped out of
the brush, leveled revolvers at the oc
cupants of the vehicle and ordered
them out. As soon as the men
alighted they were bound and gagged
and thrown face downward on the
ground. The robbers then entered the
buggy and drove away with the
treasure. In about half an hour
workmen passing found Daley and
Roche, released them and took them
to Point Richmond in a car. The po
lice in all nearby towns have been
notified and a number of posses are
scouring Contra Coeta county. The
money stolen was to have been used to
pay off the employes of the Standard
Oil refinery at Point Richmond.
LOCAL WHEAT QUOTATIONS.
Blue Stem, 80 cento
Club. 74 cento f.o.b
GRAND JURY FOR
THE REEF TRUST
Investigation in Chicago Will
MUCH EVIDENCE IS AVAILABLE
United States District Attorney Is
Confident of Securing the Con
viction of Conspirators. '
CHICAGO, March 20.—Fifteen jur
ors were accepted today to investigate
the alleged beef trust in the federal
court. Of the 22 men summoned two
were excused because they owned
stock in railroads and five for other
reasons. The questions asked venire
men were searching and indicated a
disposition on the part of the gov
ernment to carefully avoid possible
error. Other veniremen will be sum
moned this afternoon and the panel
will probably be completed tomorrow,
when the hearing of evidence will be
gin. Assistant Attorney General
Pagin declares the investigation will
be most rigid. He believes sufficient
evidence is already in possession of
the federal authorities to indict the
principal members of the alleged
trust. The prosecution will be made
under the Sherman anti-trust law, the
maximum penalty for the violation of
which is a $5000 fine.
Chinese War in New York.
NEW YORK, March 20.—Chinatown
is in a state of terror over a feud be
tween the two factions of Ong Long
Tong and Hip Sing Tong. -The police
are making every effort to prevent
murder. A price of $3000 has been
placed on the head of Tom Lee, mayor
of Chinatown. Mock Duck, an enemy
of Lee, is also in danger of his life.
Red slips have been posted ln all parts
of Chinatown with scale prices for
the heads of various leaders of the
Ong Long Tong. Many Chinese are
wearing coats of mail.
Leiter to Abandon His Zeigler Mine.
DURQUOIN, 111., March 20.—A re
port based on seemingly reliable au
thority was received here today to the
effect that Joe Leiter will definitely
suspend operations at his Zeigler mine
this week. For some time it has been
generally understood that the results
obtained in the output of coal have
faiied to meet the expectations of the
company. This is due no doubt to
the fact that nearly every foreign type
of labor for the most part unskilled,
is represented there and cannot work
to produce satisfactory output.
To Disrupt American League.
ATLANTA, Ga., March 20. —Because
Ben Johnson, president of the Ameri
can Baseball League, refused to come
to the terms demanded by the minor
leagues, a coterie of managers declare
that they will raid the American
league, take 50 star players and crip
ple that organization. The plan is to
give two piaces to each of 25 teams.
This was decided at a meeting here
today. The Pacific Coast league is
said to be a party to the scheme.
Cody Divorce Case Resumed.
SHERIDAX, Wyo., March 20.—The
Cody divorce case was resumed here
today. Judge Scott of Cheyenne, was
on the bench. The reading of deposi
tions will take two days, when the
arguments of counsel will begin.
Expects Senators to Favor Bill.
LA CROSE, Wis., March 20.—Con
gressman John J- Esch, author of the
railroad-rate bill, has returned from
Wash'ngton and says he ls well
pleased with the progress made by
his rate bid at the session Just closed.
He believes it will be reported upon
favorably by the senate committee,
possibly with a few changes, and that
at the next session of congress legisla
tion along the lines set forth in the
bill will be passed.
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