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. The Weather.
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J. M. SHERIER, Observer.
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VOL. LIV. NO. 32. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1904 TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Recent Attacks on Kuro-
patkin Lacking in
Dash and Vigor.
Little Fiohtina ReDorted Five
Submarine Boats at
Zandasaw. Manchuria, by Courier to
Mukden. Nov. 23. The' Japanese lost
500 men In the attacks of Not. 17 and
Nov. 18. and were evidently disheart
ened. When they renewed the attack
Nov. 19 the Japanese sent out several
battalions from Double Humped hill.
but their movements lacked decision.
The Russians opened fire from Bouti-
loff (Lone Tree) hill and neighboring
eminences. Shells burst in the midst
of the advancing Japanese columns
and quickly checked them. The Jap
anese also tried a turning operation at
Chanlindza. but there also they were
During the last two days the Chinese
have been moving In large numbers
from the east northward, taking their
wives, children and household goods,
in order to save them from the Japan
ese. The Chinese complain that the
whole country between the Russian
and Japanese lines is laid waste.
Mtaatloa at INrt Artaar.
Berlin. Nov. 23. The Mukden corre
spondent of the Lokal Anzeiger sends
"First Lieut. Schupkoff. who has just
arrived from Port Arthur, reports that
the Russians have laid out three lines
of defenses, which the Japanese must
capture before they can reach the city,
after which the Russians can retire to
the coast forts, which are the strongest
of all. The garrison, which comprises
more than 4.00O men. Is In good spirits.
JJeiit. Schupkoff believes that the fort
ress can hold out at' least until the end
Washington. Nov. 23. The Japa
nese legation ha received the follow
in ie from Tokio:
"The Port Arthur army rejiprts
buildings near the arsenal caught fire
at noon Nov. 22 owing to the bom
bardment by our naval guns and at
: was still burning.
Tokio. Nov. 23. Five submarine
boats arrived at Yokohama today.
The submarine boats referred to
are probably five boats shipped from
Quincy Point. Mass.. early in October,
last, overland to the Pacific coast.
They are valued at nearly $4,000,000
and were understood to be intended
(Malrr Attack Falls.
Tokio. Nov. 23. A telegram from
hadquarters of the Japanese third
army beseiging Port Arthur, dated 3t
midnight the 22nd. says: "On Mon
day night the enemy made a counter
attack on our force in front of the
north fort of the eastern group of
forts on Keekwan mountain. The at
tack was repulsed.
OF NEGRO LOVER
Shoots Two Men and Attempts Life of
Woman Who Refuted Hie
Philadelphia. Nov. 23. Prompted
by Jealousy Frank Saylor. a farmhand,
at midnight shot and killed Hcnr
Henderson, aged 23, and when he was
overtaken by George Henderson
Henry' uncle, shot and killed hlr.i
also. In addition he fired two shots
at Ella Scott, whose refusal to accept
Lis attentions aroused his jealousy.
Saylor escaped into the dense woods.
All are negroes.
BIG FOREST FIRE
Sweeps Hills and Places Mines and
a Whole Village in Dan.
Monongahela. Pa.. Nov. 23. A for
et fire, which waa started by a rail
road engine spark last Sunday on a
hillside opposite here, now menaces
not only the tipple of the Mongab
mine and farm bouses which lie In
the path of the fire, but the whole vil
lage of Axleton. containing SO houses,
and the plant of the Liggett Spring
Sc Axle works.
LET THEM SUE
AND BE HANGED
Sentiments of Thomas W. Law-
son Expressed in Public
INSPIRED BY DAMAGE ACTION
Willing to Bear Brunt of Ire Aroused
by Plain Truths He Has
Boston. Nov. 23. Thomas W. 1-aw
son Issued last night a signed state
ment which however, beyond infer
ence contained in the opening sentence.
throws little light upon the origin or
nature of the suit or suits brought
against him by Attorney Fuller ior
In conclusion. Lawson refers to pres
sure being brought at Washington in
the effort to exclude from the mails
his writings on finance. He expresses
the opinion that such proceeding would
not be permitted by the postal author
ities. The statement in part follows:
Headjr to Give Battle.
'In regard to the suits and rumors
of suits civil and criminal brougnt
and to be brought against me by the
Standard Oil, insurance companies, and
individuals, because of my story 'Fren
zied Finance I can simply say:
Bring them along one and all and I
will be found on hand prepared to give
battle to a finish, giving no odds or
mercy and asking for none.'
I have been telling a few raw truths.
and in this age of dollars no man will
be allowed to distribute truths about
financial rascality Uhout paymg the
price. My truths are big ones, and I
suppose the price will be equally big.
but the American people may rest
easy that whatever the price Ml pay i
it and not ask any sympathy for doing
so, and they can rest easy about an
other fact: I'll make those who have
been plundering the people during the
past 10 years pay a price to which
mine will appear like a tight shoe com
pared with the inquisitorial racks of
Seea Kad of "fiymirtn."
"Let the American people make no
mistake, 12 o'clock is just being struck
at the while-you-wait factory where
multi-millionaires are being turned out
from the raw material, and unless I
miss my guess it will take more court
trials than there are in American to
drown the ominous sound of that high
Unprecedented Fall of the
Ixmdon. Nov. 23. Unprecedented
snowfalls continue in the British provi
nces. Many places and villages are
isolated and everywhere in the north
railway communication is delayed and
in some parts entirely stopped.
Even in West Cornwall and the isl
and of Jersey, where snow is a rarity,
heavy falls are reported.
MOURNING EMBLEM STANDS
Crepe Hung in Memory of Garfield
Still Adorns Peoria Shop.
Peoria. 111.. Nov. 23. When Frank
Keyes. a blacksmith yesterday inaug
tirated repair work on his building, he
found over the door several yards of
crepe that was placed there in mem
ory of President Garfield 23 years ago.
The previous owner refused to take
down the crepe, and Mr. Keyea says it
shall remain until the weather de
Methodist Women Shuck Corn.
Wabash. Ind.. Nov. 23. Forty-one
women of the Wabash street Metho
dist church yesterday went to the
farm of J. II. Ball and husked 40
bushels of corn, which they will sell
for the benefit of the building fund of
the church. The corn was husked in
ROOSEVELT LAUDS "THE SIMPLE LIFE,"
IN INTRODUCING AUTHOR OF WORK
Washington. Nov. 23. President
Roosevelt introduced Rev. Charles
Wagner, the author, to a large aud
ience yesterday afternoon at the La
fayette opera house, where, under the
auspices of the Young Men's Christian
Association, he delivered a leer ire on
The Simple Life, under the patron
age of a number of persons well
known in official and social life.
"This is the first, and will be the
only time during my presidency that
I shall ever introduce a speaker to
an audience. said the president, "and
I am more than glad to do it in thU
Instance, because if there is one boqk
which I should like to have read as a
tract, and also, what Is not invariably
Testimony of Coroner's
Physician in Patter
son Murder Trial.
Defendant Nearly Faints
Court at Sight of Skel
eton. New York, Nov. 23. When the trial
of Nan Patterson was resumed today
the skeleton which was brought into
the case yesterday for the use of Cor
oner's Physician Chanlon in describ
ing the course of the bullet which
caused Young's death, was again sus
pended near th.e witness stand, when
Abraham Levi for the defense, contin
ued the cross examination of the cor
In the cross examination Physician
Chanlon described in detail the autop
sy which he performed on Young's;
Itegarded An a t'aae of Suicide.
"If you had regarded the case as one
of homicide would you have made a
more careful examination?" asked
"I did not so regard it "then as a
case of homicide."
"Did you regard it as a case of sui
cide?" "I did."
This testimony was stricken from
the record on motion of Prosecutor
Rand. Counsel for the defense took
exception to the court's ruling.
MORE EXTENSIVE FOREST
RESERVES ARE ASKED FOR
Land Commissioner Richards' Report
Shows Decrease in Receipts
of the Office.
Washington, D. C. Nov. 23. In his
annual report for this year. Land Com
missioner Richards recommends the
exercise of more deliberate considera
tion of propositions looking to the es
tablishment of forest reserves than
has been exercised in the past. Dur
ing the last fiscal year nine r serves
were created, bringing the total num
ber up to 59 and increasing the aggre
gate area covered by forest reserva
tions to 6.27C.494 acres.
The report shows a falling off of
$1,741,401 in the total receipts of the
office compared with the previous year
and a decrease In area of public land
disposed of C,1 18.477 acres. With the
exception of 1903 the cash receipts
were greater than any previous year.
Patents issued this year, 5G.38C, ex
ceeded those for any other 12 months
in the history of the office. Receipts
were $9,283,341 and land disposed of
aggregated 1G.405.S21 acres.
According to the report the total
amount converted into the treasury
for the benefit of the reclamation fun-
amounted to $23,021,830 on the 30th of
FARMER HOLDS UP BANK,
BUT IS RUN TO EARTH
Platte Center, Neb., Cashier is Shot
For Refusing to Give up
Platte Center. Neb.. Nov. 23. Wil
liam Holden. a farmhand, entered the
Platte Valley bank at noon yesterday.
demanded the bank's cash. -and on the
refusal of Cashier Barney Schroeder
to surrender it. shot the latter in the
breast, inflicting a serious but not
fatal wound. He made his escape in
a buggy without securing any money.
Holden was pursued and captured bj
Sheriff Carrig. after . the robber had
fired at his pursuers. '
true of tracts, as an interesting tract
by all our people, it is 'The Simple
Life.' written by Mr. Wagner.
"What we need to have impressed
upon us is that it is not usually lb.,
root principle of the vice that varies
with variation In social conditions, but
that it is the manifestation of the vice
that varies, and Mr. Wagner has well
brought out the great fundamental
truth that the brutal arrogance of a
rich man who looks down upon a poor
man because he is poor, and the bru
tal envy and hatred felt by a poor
man toward a rich man merely be
cause he Is rich, are at bottom twin
manifestations of the same vice. They
are simply different sides of the same
HEAD OF THE IROII
Cleveland, Nov. 23. Joseph Valen
tine, president of the Iron Molders
union of North America, was taken
into custody here today on a telegram
from the chief of police of Cincinnati
Valentine is charged' with complic
ity in lawlessness connected with the
union molders' strike at Cincinnati.
PEABODY IS TO BE
KEPT IN BY PLOT
If Republican Manager and Trusts are
Able to Carry Point in Col
Denver. CoL, Nov. 23. It is evident
thtat there is a plot to 'iold Peabody in
office and thus nullify. the election of
Adams. The trusts an-'.the republican
party are in the conspiracy.' , The plot
reveals itself in the plan of the repub
lican leaders, who propose to have all
the ballots thrown out of-the pre
cincts where the judges ; of election
have been held to be guilty of con
tempt by the supreme court.-;
There is serious doubt among both
republican and democratic lawyers of
rank here whether the "supreme court
will grant such a petition. They de
clare that such an action - would be
overriding the election- statutes and
would be contrary not only i to all prin
ciples of law, but also to decisions of
the Colorado supreme . court' Itself. It
is the consensus of opinion among at
torneys that the supreme - court will
not grant the petition on this account.
There is certainly no precedent for
such a course on the ' part of the tri
MID VALE WRECK
Unable to Find Verdict of Manslaugh
ter Against Railway Em
ployes. Paterson. N. J., Nov, 23. The jury
in the case of William T. Richards
and Ernest Heller, charged with man
slaughter in having cuuaed the wreck
at Midvale July 10, fn which 1C peo
ple lost their lives," disagreed and
has been discharged.
It is stated while the majority lean
ed toward a verdict of guilty the mi
nority held out that the railway com
pany was at fault for failing to kee'p
the semaphores in good order.
ARKANSAS TRAIN WRECKED!
Hot Springs Special, Running at High
Speed, Crashes Into Freight.
Hoxie. Ark.. Nov. 23. Passenger
train No. 17, southbound from St.
Louis, known as the Hot Springs spe
cial on the St. Louis, Iron Mountain &
Southern railroad, yesterday ran into
an extra freight train which was tak
ing the siding at Swifton,' a small town
20 miles south of here.'. r
Harry Wells, firemaa'on JSo. 17, was
burned to death, and Engineer A. De
Guire, of the same train,.' was badly
hurt, his arm being broken Fifteen
passengers were bruised Land other
wise injured. ' -.
The passenger engine was demolish
ed and three coaches jand 10 . freight
cars loaded were burned; Toe loss Is
estimated at $100,000. : .
' 'vtri ',
PEACE ALSO WITH PORTUGAL
Arbitration Treaty Signed by Repre
sentatives of Two Governments.
Washington. Nov. 23j Secretary Hay
and Yiscount De Alte today signed an
arbitration treaty between the United
States and Portugal. The treaty is
identical with the American-French
arbitration treaty. , .
Rumors a CarnegU) Purchase.
Ixmdon. Nov. 23. A provincial pa
per says Andrew Carnegie has pur
chased or is about to purchase for
$3,750,000 Lea Park, the late Whitaker
Wright's estate' in Surrey, with the
object of establishing a national con
valescent home. y -
Child Burns to Death.
Norfolk, Neb., Nov.jsS. Three chil
dren of Thomas Moran. living near
Wayne. Neb., set fire to a barn in which
they were at play. One was burned
to death and the othe'r two are in a
serious condition. t
SHIP IS DAMAGED
LEAVING NEW YORK
New York, Nov. 25. The Italian
steamship Nord America which sailed
today for Naples, is returning to the
dock with a hole in her hull. All pas
sengers are gathered together for
ward. The ship is badly listed.
While off Liberty Island the Nord
America was struck -by a car float.
About 18 feet on the starboard side
was stove in. two feet above the water
line. ? , , ' .
Police Ransack Vicinity
of Old Canal in Search
of "Mr. Dove."
THE AUTO MURDERER
Man Arrested Last Niaht
Joliet a Piano Tuner and
Joliet, 111., Nov. 23. Harry Barker.
who was arrested last night as a sus
pect In the Bate murder mystery, was
released today. He proved to be a
Chicago, Nov. 23. A man hunt of
a magnitude never before planned in
Illinois was started today at sunrise
for the fugitive "Mr. Dove," who is
wanted by the police in clearing up
the automobile murder mystery.
Stories from several sources lead
the detectives to believe that their
man in skulking somewhere in the
desolate reaches along the old Illinois
and Michigan canal, and today man
hunters are peering into , deserted
grain elevators, rottin? canal boats
and dismantled brickyards in a patrol
of the antique ditch as far as Minooka.
Flint Arrext Made.
The first arrest in the case was
made last night at a town called Chan-
nah, 12 miles south of Joliet. It was
made by Capt. Redmond and four
detectives and Dr. J. B. Shaw, all of
Joliet. The prisoner's description an
swers in many respects that given of
Dove. He was taken to Joliet and
Narratives that have resulted in
tracing the movements of the. pursued
man from the time he left the ao
mobile and the victim in Archer road
to the time he left George Hausser'f
boarding house in Joliet at G o'clock
Sunday night lead the men who are
working on the case to conclude that.
Dove" is bereft of reason, and by this
time may be an idiot.
In addition to the insanity theory a
suspicion is growing nouriy in tne
minds of the police that perhaps
Dove" has committed suicide. The
conjecture is supported by several
facts. Beyond turning out the lamps
of the automobile, the murderer, if it
is "Dove," made little attempt to cover
up his tracks.
100,000 IRON WORKERS
TO RECEIVE MORE PAY
Steel Trust Official Says Advance Is
Due to Improved Business
Sharon. Pa.. Nov. 23. An officer of
the United States Steel corporation
stated yesterday that iron, steel and
tin workers will receive an advance in
wages about the first of the coming
year. When steel prices were reduced
this year it was necessary to cut
wages. Old prices are being restored
and wages will be advanced according
ly. About 100,000 men will be affected
by the increase, according to this offi
cial. The revival in the iron and steel
business is resulting in a resumption
of many plants in this region which
have been idle, or running half time
for many months.
BRADY TO GOVERN ALASKA
Roosevelt Reappoints Him to Position
Despite the Charges Made.
Washington, Nov. 23. The president
announced last night that he world re
appoint Gov. Brady as governor of
Alaska. The fight against the governor
has been continuing for a year or more.
No charges of a serious nature were
filed, but powerful interests have been
interested in his removal, it is said.
UNCLE RUSSELL SAGE SHOWS THAT HE IS
NOT TOO OLD TO TURN AN HONEST PENNY
New York. Nov. 23. Russell Sage
sent cold chills chasing down Wall
street's spine yesterday by calling in
$20,000,000 of loans. The stock mar-j
ket went to pieces fn 10 minutes and
call money advanced from 3 per cent
to 4 per cent. Apparently satisfied
with the behavior of the market, Mr.
Sage Immediately put out his money at
4 per cent. He had scarcely done so
when the committee of safety poured
millions into the street, breaking the
rate to 3 per cent again. The market
began to recover at once. When the
gong on the exchange rang 3 o'clock
traders were trying to get their stocks
By this transaction Mr. Sage is rich
er by l-3G0th of 1 per cent on $20,000,-
FOR A STRIKE
Action at Chicago Will Affect 10,
000 or More Workers in B-g
Calling Out Men Left With President
Donnelly Who Will Negotiate
Chicago. Nov. 23. About 10.000
men in the stock yards will be in
volved by a strike order issued lat
night by the Cattle Butchers' union.
The union indorsed the strike called
Monday at the Hammond company's
plant aud voted to call out its 1 .4 (0
members employed by the other big
No hour is set for the strike to be
gin. This is left in the hands of the
International president, Michael Don
A general strike of cattle butchery
would throw between 8.000 and 10.000
workmen in other trades out of em
ployment. These are casing workers,
hide and tallow men. boners, luggers,
and many laborers.
Cattle butchers in other cities will
be asked to take the same action, as
they are said to have the same griev
ances against the big packers.
The action of the Cattle Butchers'
union was unanimous. President Don
nelly was present and explained in de
tail the negotiations he had with Pres
ident Samuel A. McClean in endeavor
ing to secure the reinstatement of
James Scheick, who. it was alleged.
had been discriminated against.
President Donnelly will endeavor to
settle the controversy without resort
ing to the general strike. The union,!
however, declared that all the griev
ances of the cattle butchers must be
remedied before any of the members
would return to work.
THREATENS WIFE; IS SHOT
Prominent Butte Business Man Tar
get for Youthful Witness.
Butte, Mont., Nov. 23. John Schwan
proprietor of the Schwan works has
been shot by a boy named John Evans
Schwan was making a demonstration
at his home and to frighten the man
away and save Mrs. Schwan from a
beating. Evans says he fired several
shots at Schwan.
Son Home on Visit for Refus
ing to Raid Hen
Norfolk. Neb.. Nov. 23. Gus Stock,
a young navy engineer of Seattle, on a
visit home for Thanksgiving, was shot
and killed by his father early today.
He made an ante-mortem statement to
the effect that his father did the shoot
ing because the son refused to join
him in a raid of a neighbor's chicken
house. The father declares the shoot
ing was accidental.
PENNSYLVANIA IS SPEEDY
New Cruiser on Trial Trip Makes 22.5
Knots an Hour.
Rockport, Mass., Nov. 23. As timed
from shore the new cruiser Pennsyl
vania made an average speed of 22.5
knots on her trial trip over a course
44 miles long today. Her contract
calls for 22 knots.
Boiler Explosion Kills Two.
Robinson. 111.. Nov. 23. The explos
ion of a boiler at a saw mill near here
yesterday killed the mill owner. Cyrus
Culver and Orris Bond, a laborer, and
fatally injured Otho Imboden. The en
gineer, who was at work on the boiler,
was carried a short distance and land
ed on his hands and feet without a
Carnegie ic III.
New York. Nov. 23. Andrew Car
negie was again reported to be slight
ly indisposed at his home in this city
000. This amounts to $555.55 quite
an honest penny for a man of 87 to
make in half an hour.
In addition to this it enabled his
friends to pick up stocks at a conces
sion and proved that Russell Sage is
FIRE KILLS CHICAGO WOMAN
Husband and Child Also Badly Injured
When Home Is Destroyed.
Chicago, Nov. 23. Mrs. Lizzie Court,
aged 41, lost her life and the husband
and infant child were probably fatally
burned today in a fire which partially
destroyed their home. A kerosene lamp
FilFty Rifles to Arm Dep
uty Sheriffs at
HAS BEEN RIOTING
Shots Exchanged and Several
Wounded at Joe Leiter's
Springfield. 111.. Nov. 23. Gov. Yates
teceived a telegram today from Sher
iff Stein, of Franklin county. Mating
the sheriff would he able to control
the situation at Zeigler if furnished
by the state with rifles and ammuni
tion with which to arm the special
deputy sheriffs that had been sworn
The t-herlff reported a number of
shots had been exchanged between un
known parties and non-union employes
of the Zeigler Coal company, and sev
eral persons were wounded.
The governor ordered Adjt. Gen.
Scott to send 60 rifles and r..oo rounds
of ammunition to Zeigler.
GUILTY OF FRAUD
Proprietors of Raided Pittsburg Con
cern Commended to Mercy
of the Court.
Pittsburg, Nov. 23. A verdict of
guilty of conspiracy with recommenda
tion of extreme mercy was returned
today in the county court against offi
cials of the Home Development com
pany, raided some time ago by the
police. They are E. J. Bechdel and C.
W. Marshall, of the Fidelity company:
Albert Dodgo, of the Home company
of Buffalo; W. I. Crawftird. or I he In.
ter State Finance company of I'nion
town. Pa. The accused are charged
with conspiring together to defraud.
AIRSHIP DRIFTS AWAY
WHEN ITS POWER STOPS
"Montana Meteor" Lands Safely and
Inventor Declares Flight Was
St. Louis. Mo., Nov. 23. After re
maining in the air for 4" minutes, only
for a brief period of which it waw
propelled by its own power, the Mon
tana Meteor, the airship designed and
constructed by Thomas Ben bow of Co
lumbus, Mont., was brought safely to
the ground yesterday in an open field
three miles southeast of the world's
fair aerodrome. The airship was nav
igated by the inventor, who slated
after the flight that ho considered It.
successful in Ahe light of an, accident
to the machinery. A leak In Ihe gaso
line tank rendered the motor useless
shortly after the flight started.
OHIO NATIONAL BANK
Great Excitement Caused at Wooster
By Notice Posted on the
Wooster. Ohio, Nov. 23. Great ex
citement was occasioned here today
by a notice placed on the door of Ihe
Wooster bank saying. "This bank In
closed by order of the directors to v,a
into voluntary liquidation."
President Ohligor is absent from tho
city and no statement as to the cause
of tho closing of Ihe bank is obtain
able. The financial statement in Sep
tember showed deposits of $3X1,000.
NAN PATTERSON NEARLY
FAINTS IN COURTROOM
Compelled to Witness Physician Trace
Course of Fatal Bullet Through
New York. Nov. 23. Compelled to
watch Coroner's Physician O'Hanlon Il
lustrate by means of a human skeleton
the autopsy which he had performed on
the body of Caesar Young. Nan Patter
son underwent another trying ordeal In
the supreme court yesterday. The al
leged murderess of the bookmaker
turned pale as tho physician proceeded
to show the course which the bullet
took, passing his probe through the
skeleton with a deliberateness which
seemed uncanny even to the disinter
ested and idle spectators. Miss Patter
son shrunk under the strain and called
for water. Before a glass could bo
pressed to her lips she had almost fall
en from her chair in a faint. The wa
ter, however, retlved her.