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NEWS WITHOUT FEAR OR FAVOR OPERATOR'S ERROR COSTS 35 LIVES S -— - 1 ■ —= TOPEKA, Kas., Jan. 2.—Passenger train No. 29, westbound, and No. 30, eastbound, on the Rock Island collided between Volland and Alta Vista this morning. According to G. W. Bourke, superintendent of the Kan sas division, 35 persons were killed and 40 injured. Bourke so reports to headquarters here. Ten bodies were recovered from the smoker of No. 29. nine Mexicans and one American. The smoker was crowded with Mexican laborers. The baggage car was raised upon the smoker's roof and came down on the occupants, crushing them. The baggage car, two chair cars and one to*JHgg§ of No. 29 were burned. . :4Kfj The trains were known as the California and f| fast mail trains. No. 30 was due in Chicago tally lßsc : 29 left Chicago Tuesday morning. John Lynes, operator at Volland, has disappeared. The official re port at headquarters here says he had orders to hold train No. 29 at Volland. It is alleged he failed to deliver the order to the crew. Later he sent to the chief dispatcher this message: "Twenty-nine gone. I have gone also." It was later reported farm ers had captured Lynes nnd that Tie Is being returned to Volland. Twelve bodies were taken to Al ma and 12 to 15 more are expected. The official estimate of the dead remains at 35 and the company's list of injured contains 24 names. Conductor Games, of No. 29. is among the injured here. He says hv saw the headlight of No. 80 and jumped through a window, break ing his shoulderblade and bruit TAKES SHOT ' AT JUDGE ■ i ST. LOUIS. Mo., Jan. 2.—Miss Rose Weil shot at Judge Jesse F. McDonald ag latter sat on the bench just after the opening of court this morning. The woman was immediately arrested. Miss Weil was apparently in censed at a recent ruling of Judge McDonald in a suit for partition or the estate of her father, August Weil. Her aim was unsteady, but the bullet struck close to the The Rest of Us Can Still Look On ing his face. Fifty-two Mexicans, one interpreter and a negro porter were in the smoker. The porter was pulled from the burning cars by passengers. His leg was twisted off at the knee to save him. Nearly all the dead are Mexican laborers known by numbers instead of names, Two of the injured died en route to the hospital. Many others injured are expected to die. Many passengers, residents of the Middle West, were also in jured. CHICAGO, Jan. 2.—Late this af ternoon General Manager Nelson, of the Rock Island, said: "Thirty-five were killed in the Kansas wreck. The operator is re sponsible." judge's head. Judge McDonald re mained cool and the woman remov ed to the sheriff's private office. He then calmly continued healing mo tions. SUSPECTED OF BEING BOX CAR RUSTLERS John Dodson. who gives his oc cupation as conductor, and Hiram Chapman, with no particular occu pation, were arrested this morning by Detective Delaney, of the Great Northern railroad, on suspicion of being boxcar rustlers. They are suspected of breaking Into a box car a few nights ago and stealing rides and ammunition. Both men stoutly deny the charge. THE SPOKANE PRESS Weather—23 at noon; snow and colder tonight and Thursday. FORTY CENT HOLD UP . Carl Beers, age 16, and Jimmy Van Horn, 15, were arrested this morning by Patrolman Downey and booked for robbing Al Van Felt, a laborer, of 40 cents Monday night in the alley back of the Main block. Van Felt's report to the po lice at the time Implicated two men and two boys, whom he said attacked him in the alley and stole his money. The boys will be taken this afternoon to the Juvenile jail, where complaint will be filed against them in the juvenile oeurt. loIfJCTORS "on rack t w . 0, The state medical board Is in session today in the council cham bers, where 80 applicants for li censes to practice in this state are taking examination. It was decided this morning that the July 6ossions of the board should be alternated between Tacoma and Seattle. The examining board consists of Drs. E. D. Olmstead and C. S. Kalb, of Spokane; Drs. C. "W. Sharpless and J. B. Eggleston, of Seattle; H. A. Wright, Wilbur; E O. Stuht. Colfax; Dr. Overmeyer, North Bend; Dr. P. D. Swearing ton, Tacoma. SLOANE'S ATTORNEY WILL WAIT AWHILE Attorney Robertson has returned from a hunting trip to Cusiek. Wash. He says he intends to rest up before doing anything further in the matter of Sidney Sloane's treatment at the penitentiary. He refuted to talk further on tho sub ject, PUTB IT UP TO HARRIMAN. CHICAGO, Jan. 2—Through Grand Master Hanrahan, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire men and Enginemen has notified Harriman that recognition in the settlement of grievances must be accorded the order or the strike now prevailing on the Atlantic di vision of the Southern Pacific will be extended. An immediate an swer is demanded. SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 9, 1907. SAYS HE WAS CERTAINLY BAD Oliver T. Bolger is a very bad husband, according to & complaint filed this morning in the superior court by Emella Bolger, who seeks divorce and her maiden name of Baumgart. Oliver T., as soon as they married three years ago in Chicago, took to drink and never did quit, she claims. Also he used to beat her. In November, 1904, he deserted the matrimonial domi cile and since that time Emelia has shifted for herself. WOULD FILL HIM FULL OF BORROWED BLOOD OAKLAND, Jan. 2.—To save the life of former Assemblyman David F. McWade, who lies at the point of death from blood poisoning at Fabiola hospital, Drs. S. H. Buteau and O. D. Hamlin formed a plan to inject into his system a pint of blood, to be taken from the veins of a healthy man. It was believed, in accordance with recent scientific discoveries, that good blood would counteract the effect of the poison in the sick man's blood and aid him in the struggle for life. The physicians, after forming the plan, made an offer of $2,500, the large amount being specified because of the excessive danger to the one engaging to give his blood, and in a very few moments two prisoners at the city jail agreed to submit to the operation necessary. Drs. Buteau and Hamlin went to the jail prepared to take the pint of blood from one of the men, but after a long discussion upon the merits of the plan, decided not to attempt it, as the risk of endanger ing other lives was too great. COTTERS' FALLJO FEET Fred Osborne, William and R. Cheatham, carpenters working in the new Hogan building on First ay. near Madison st., at 10 o'clock this morning fell 30 feet. The scaffolding upon which they were working gave way. The accident was particularly fortunate In that although all three men were bruised and shaken up none was in jured seriously. They were taken to their homes. Osborne resides at SI 14 Monroe st. and the Cheathame in Manito park. LOST HIS GOODS AND CHATTELS C. J. Jensen brought an action today against the Spokane Falls & Northern railroad for $583.80. He says that on Aug. 17. 1905, he shipped household goods from Lit tle Dalles, Wash., to Spokane, with the understanding that the railway people would transfer the goods to the Northern Pacific and route them to üßtte. Montg to which place he moved. But the goods never arrived and Jensen claims the S. F. & N. lost them in the shuffle. COUNTY RAKE-OFF ON MATRIMONY Marriage licenses to the number of 166 were issued during the month of December, making a total of 1,485 for the year 1900. At $5 per license the county was enrich ed to the amount of $7,425. This morning the first license of the year was taken out by William R. Gilliard, of Seattle, who will wed Miss Llda M. Light, of Spo kane. WHAT IT COST TO PROVE SLOANE INSANE Some interesting figures are pre sented In the expense sheet of the murder trial of Sidney Sloane. The jury's board cobl a total of $536.90. Of that amount Miss Swanson, who "fired the jury for kicking at the grub, received $359 80; Oakea cafe, $151.20; Mother Dunce. $21, and a church society which gave a small spread one day received $4.90. The two bailiffs during their 42 days' duty received $262 between them. The witness sheet shows a cost of $1,138.60. The Jury cost $1,512. Kvcn the Washington Water Power Co. got a bit and was paid $$ 40 for street car fare. Tbe total eipense < f keeping the Jurors 1500 MEN ARE OUT GRASS VALLEY, Cal., Jan. 2.— Every mine In this district is closed down today and 1,500 men are idle. Conditions are peacable, although hundreds of strikers are In the streets discussing various phases of the trouble. A majority of the mine owners favor the eight hour day, but want a three years' agreement, so the miners can make no more trouble. They say they fear another strike, this time for higher wages, If the eight hour day is granted without an agreement. The miners say the Western Fed eration rules will not permit them to make an agreement. HAND HIM A DIAMOND No successor has been an nounced to Harry Wherland. retir ing superintendent of the Spokane Traction Co., although it is under stood an Eastern man has been named for the position. Yesterday evening Wherland was called out of a reported accident at the car barns. When he reached the place the accident materialized Into a neat presentation of a dia mond ring as a token of apprecia tion from the employes. H. L. Brink made the presentation speech. Mr. Wherland has been with the Traction system since its beginning. COLORADO FIGHT STARTED DENVER, Colo., Jan. 2.—The legislature convened today at noon. Labor is prepared to fight against convict and child labor. The old fight on the debt contracted during the labor trouble will also begin. Governor Buchtel will be inaugu rated Jan. 8. NEBRASKA AFTER KING LEOPOLD LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 2.—The legislature met today. A resolu tion was offered denouncing King Leopold and asking congress to stop Congo atrocities. TO PLEAD INSANITY NEW YORK, Jan. 2—Dr. Charles Dana today announced the result ot an examination made after Thaw killed White. He said Thaw was undoubtedly insane. Dr. Allan Hamilton agrees with him. It is said Thaw's counsel, unable to develop testimony favoring the "unwritten law" plea, have decided on insanity as his only plea to save their client from the electric chair. Thaw wants to take tho stand iv his own behalf. FIRE COSTS 3 LIVES NEW YORK, Jan. 2.—Fire in the tenement house district of West Fifty-third st. early this morning caused the loss of three lives ami property . damage amounting to 1160,000. A fireman and a woman were fatally burned and a negro was shot in a street light resulting from the excitement. Several heroic rescues of families from the t. nements were made by police and firemen. WASHINGTON. D. C, Jan. 2 — Coroner Nevitt today began the in quest over victims of the Terra Cotta wreck Sunday night. in good health was $5, which was paid for medical attendance to Juror Clark, who had a sore throat. Judge Huneke got $3.55 for tele grams. Whe first expense of the trial was the payment of more than 150 per etjns called In an effort to get a Jljyv. This expense mounted up to $5,180. ' The actual expense to the state, not counting judge and prosecuting attorneys and deputy sheriffs In gathering evidence, was $4,638.05. The expense to which the de fense was put Ik not known, but it la laid to be more than three times the expense of the state. CRAZED MAN KILLSDOCTOR WEBB OIJTY, Mo., Jan. 2—Ar thur Anderson fatally shot Dr. Seradeth today when the latter called to attend him. He was rav ing crazy from drink. WIFE BRINGS CROOKED HUSBAND HOME SEDAN, Kas., Jan. 2.—Otto D. Stallard, cashier of the People's National bank, who fled on Sept. 18, leaving a shortage of about $25,000, has surrendered himself. He was persuaded to this step toy his wife, who went to Dallas and brought him home. He says he went to the Indian territory and secured work as a laborer at $1.75 a day. He was taken sick and for a time his life was despaired of. SOCIALISTS NAME HUGHES FOR MAYOR H. L. Hughes was endorsed as their candidate for mayor of Spo kane at the spring election by the socialists at the banquet held yes terday. H. A. Barton, of Butte, Mont., took a whack at tho city employ ment office as operated at present and cited the system in effect at Butte as a better example. He claimed that the Spokane plan of furnishing jobs was rotten. Sev eral other speakers enlivened the banquet. More than 100 socialists attended. TAKING THE CENSUS Eugene Van Osdel, head of the committee taking the religious census of Spokane today, this af ternoon said that the entire city has been well covered with the ex ception of about one-half of the First and Second wards. He was not yet prepared to issue a report on the census figures. BOY ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING COUSIN The police last night arrested Antonio Sparto, an Italian boy, who was wanted for shooting An tonio Causa, another Italian boy, Monday night. The boys are cou sins and quarreled. When arrest ed Sparto said that Causa tried tc hold him up. The latter is in Sa cred Heart hospital but Is not se riously injured, as the bullet was of 22 caliber. Causa's parents are expected today from Tacoma. MONEY IN DEMAND The $5,000 county warrant for the rate fight that has caused Au ditor Stewart considerable think ing the last few days, will be drawn by him on a request coming from the chamber of commerce through the county commissioners. LITTLE, BUT TROUBLESOME. Justice Hinkle this afternoon sentenced Henry George to the ju venile jail. It wasn't the great single taxer, but a wee bit of a chap aged HI. He created a fight last night in one of the alleys in the lower Howard st. region. Henry seems to be a wanderer on the face of the earth. DID EVE HAND ADAM A LEMON? NEW HAVEN. Conn., Jan. 2.— T!h> American Modern Language association, now in annual session at Yale, has decided that it was not an apple that Eve handed Adam. Tho association has set aside Sa turday morning to discover whether it was not a lemon that caused the trouble in the Garden of Eden. Prof. Oliver M. Johnson, of the Iceland Stanford university, Cali fornia, who has made a special study of tropical fruit, has been ap pointed to lead the discussion. He insists that there were no apples In the Garden of Eden. WILL HIRE JAPS ST. LOUIS, Jan 2—On account of the scarcity of boys the manu facturers' of Alton and Madison county, lit., art' said to have ar ranged to bring on a large number of Japanese laborers from the Pa cific coast. Many of the plants of the county are prevented from run ning full time because youth can not be secured to do the lighter work. ONE CENT is FIFTH YEAR, NO. 49. 25 CENTS PEK MONTH V HUGHES HITS HARD ALBANY, N. V.. Jan. 2—Gover nor Hughes' message, short and concise, caused consternation today among corporation representatives. The governor urges reforms of a adical nature to correct present corporate abuses. Not one politi cian had an inkling of its contents. No one had been given an oppor tunity during its preparation to make suggestions. Hughes said the entire system of HAS HER ARRESTED SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 2.— Olivette Wingfield, who claims to be a common law wife of George Wingfield, the Nevada multi millionaire miner, was arrested this morning on a charge of disturbing the peace. She went to Wingfield's hotel for the purpose of forcing him to support her, but before she could see him was arrested. TOOTH AND NAIL — ■ ' |*r™ John Tannehill was fined $1 and costs this afternoon for biting Leo Swaho's finger off, and Swabo was fined $1 and costs for digging his finger nails Into Tannehill's face until it looked as though some one had been doing roadwork on it. Tannehill is foreman of the North Star barns. The fracas took place back of the Main block. M'CREA ELECTED PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 2—James McCrea, former vice president of the Pennsylvania road, in charge of lines west of Pittsburg, was to day elected president of the sys tem to succeed Cassatt. SISTER STEALS BROTHER FROM STEPMOTHER CINCINNATI, 0.. Jan. 2—Ger trude Witherby, 20, is speeding across the continent with her brother, Walker, S, whom, It Is charged, she spirited away from the home of their stepmother, Mrs. Emma Witherby, 24. "Your stepdaughter has taken away your stepson. You will never STRANGE CASE OF PRETTY WOMAN AND NEGRO <CHAUE' MRS. DE MARTINTO AND JOSEPH PAGE NEW YORK, Jan. 2.—Joseph Page, the negro chauffeur of Mrs. Thomas C. de Martinto, wife of a wealthy mining engineer, is a sub tle sort of criminal if the charge made by his mistress iv Hariera police court is substantiated. Mrs. de Martinto had the negro locked up, alleging that he had written her blackmailing letters. She declared that he had threaten ed to blacken her fair name unless she gave him $500, aud that, if she caused hlni trouble he would ruu government rests upon honest eleo tions and urged the legislature ta make immediate provision to re* count the votes In the New Yorltf mayorality contest of 1905. He recommends the abolition of most of the commissions having su pervision over public utilities andl the creation of new com mi .-sens wth powers enlarged and morel clearly defined. see him again. Good-bye." This note Mrs. Witherby found] on her doorstep shortly after she, had sent little Walker down town. In fulfillment of the dying re* quest of her husband, a month ago, Mrs. Witherby will fight for pos« session of the child and in a few* days the 24-year-old widow will take up the trail of her 20-year-oldl stepdaughter. Witherby's daughter could not, brook her youthful stepmother andl did not live in her father's homej for that reason. I HE lIGNS IT Mayor Daggett this morning sign* ed the new employment agent ordl* nance which passed the city coun* ell December 28. The ordinance al* lows the old license of $50 a year to} remain in effect until October 1< 1907, and then increases the pav«] ment to $200 a year, payable quarf terly if desired. I This is a signal victory for ths influence of the employment agents/ The ordinance signed by the mayor! this morning is an amendment o$ previous new ordinance which pass* ed the council and stipulated a $25f| license to take effect as soon aa signed by the mayor. i 1 -fV WANTS RIVERS OPENED UP. The weekly meeting of tht| chamber of commerce noon will be addressed toy Prof. W* D. Lyman, of Whitman college. He] will urge suport to the movement for improving the Columbia anj ( Snake rivers. The Walla Wallaj chamber of commerce Ib pushing the project. |> FRANK C. BAKER DEAD, fi PORTLAND. - Jan. 2.—Frank C. Baker, age 52, chairman of the state) republican central committee and formerly state printer, died this morning. the automobile into a ditch audi kill her. She also charged that he had flourished a revolver on an* other occasion, threatening her. The uegro's wife was also ImplN cated In the alleged plot. A letten wag produced 'signed by the chauf* four's wife, lit which she charged] Mrs. do Martinto with having alien* and the affections of her husband?* The letter added: "Pay this uiuiteyj or 1 wiil cause you to lose your huer band, yi-ur children aud yeus. Mends."