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Vol. -XV1I.--XO. 13.
CORVALLIS, OREGON. MAY 18. 1904.
B. V. 1KVLNB
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All Lost in Swift Rapids Heroic
Effort of Men to Save Lives of
-. the Women Aerial Tram- :.
way Falls Searching -for
Other News. .
Reno, Nev., May -15. 'By the
breaking of one of the strands of
the suspension tramway across toe
Truckee river, Laugh ton Springs,
five miles west of this city, at 2 o
clock today, four . young person?.
Maurice Jacobs, a young business
man of this city; Miss Nit a McMil
lan, daughter of a paominent Reno
business man; Mrs. hi. o. Hide, Jr.,
and G. T. Tilsman, of Chicago, were
Drecioitated from the car into the
swollen stream and drowned.
The accident was - witnessed by
Fred Coleman, of San Francisco,
who was unable to Tender any as
eistance.. The tramway consists of
two steel cables stretched across the
river, upon which a car runs. It
is much used by pleasure ' seekers.
Today the four young people enter
ed he car to cro3s the river. When
they reached midstream one ot the
strands parted. One piercing shriek
was beard and I be lour were ob
served for a few moments struggling
in the rapide. Both young men
were athletes and gave up their
lives in an heroic tffjrt lo save their
Mr. Jacobs was seen tor a tew
moments swimming with Miss Mc
Millan, holding ber above water,
then was Been to turn on bis back,
the better to save her, when she
seized him and bore the etroog
swimmer beneath the - eurrent,
There was no time that the two
young men could not apparently
have saved themselves, altbougb at
the place where the accident ocourr
ed there are swift rapids, the water
seething and boiling over great
Hundreds of people are search
ing for the bodies of the victims of
the accident, but up toe late hour
tonight only one has been recover
ed . Under the direction of Chief
of Police Leeper electric lights have
been strung across the river at in
tervals for several miles and nets
have been placed. The searching
party is exploding dynamite over
the stream, but thus far their efforts
have been unavailing.
Owing to the prominence of: the
victims of the tragedy the - entire
city is in mourning and the river
banks are lined with throngs of peo
ple. Mr. Tilsman is a prominent
business man of Chicago, who was
camping at Loughton Springs for
the benefit of his health. .
OrefeOi Express robbery at Copley,
and the slayer of Messenger O'Neil,
arrived at his home, Eagle avenue
last evening. He left again this
morning presumably for San Fran;-
Cisco, but Mrs. Gates, Who answer
ed the doorbell when a Telegram
correspond ent called, declined ' to
tell where her husband might be.
Barring the great strain' of ex
citement under wbion the aged
mother of the two suspects has been
laboring the past few days, she re
plied calmly to the question wheth
er she had any .knowledge of a1 re
port that ber two sons baa manag
ed to reach the sea coast and . were
now on their way to the Orient a-
board the Magnolia. She -denied
any such knowledge, and added: '
"l ean only hope that my boys
are safe; in fact, I feel sure they
are. This strain has been terrible
on me, and I feel as if I could
scarcely bear up under it any long
er, but 1 teel i must do my
duty as their mother, which impels
me to be ready when they need my
help, and J 'will be ready." .
PORT ARTHUR FALLEN
TEN THOUSAND MEN KILLED
IN THE BOMBARDMENT
, OF THE CITY.- "
Siege Guns Burst Forth in Storm
of Fire and Shell and Japs'Rush
Down Upon Crumbling Walls ;
0 Bottled Flet t at Bay. 1
Pari?, May 16. Port Arthur,
according to dispatches received
here from St. Petersburg, but which
as yet has been given no actual con
nrmation, nas iuien wun tne mostipurs ancj
terrible casualty list cnroniciea '" killed. f . r 7
any recent wars. ; - ( ' Fiehtinsr has been reborted in this
WE DO NOT OFTEN CHANGE
Our ad., but our goods change hands "
Tour money exchanged .
Quality is the idea."
for Value and
Domestic and Imported.
Plain anfl Fancy CMnaware
A large and varied line.
Orders Filled Promptly and .Com
plete. Visit our Store we do the
L.:G. ALTAIAN, M. D.
Office cor 3rd and Monroe sts. Resi
dence cur 3rd and Harrison st.
Hours 10 to 12 A. M. 2 to 4 and 7
to 8 P. M. Sundays 9 to 10. A, M.
hone resliiu e
G. R. FAKRA. J
Physician & Surgeon,
Office up stairs back of Graham &
Wells' drug store, . Residence on the
corner of Madison and Seventh. Tele
phone at residence, 104.
All calls attended promptly.
While the woman he was living
with was" away from home, today,
A. Thoratermson, formerlv a mem
ber of the police force of this city,
sh(t bis nine-montbs-old baby
thruugbthe head three tiaits as it
it lay in its cradle, and then lying
down on the floor, placed the muz
zle of the 38-calibre revolver in his
mouth and blew out his brains.
The following letter, which he
he left unsigned, explains tbe mo
"When you read these lines we,
Atlin, (the child's name) and I,
will be dead. Then also will likely
come an end to your grumblings. I
cannot leave my child alive in the
claws of such a mother as thou art,
who has time and again threatened
me and the child, and who could
convert herself into such a cTevil as
you did last Wednesday night. You
have made me a murderer. Cursed
be tbe day that I met you. A mon
ster will always be a monstsr, world
without end. I have nothing more
to eay about this matter." .
. It is said that Tborstermson waB
not married to the woman who
bore him the child, but was to have
been shortly.' She was the mother
of two children by a former mar
riace.-and these were away from
the house at the time of the murder
and suicide. The dead man has a
brother iu Vancouver, B. C.
Louisville, Kyi, May 13. Sidney
Sladden, held for trial on six chare-
es of foreery, was admitted to- cash
bail In the sum of $3,000 this after
noon, furnished by his father, who
arrived yesierday from Eugene Or,
Just before be was released from
tail the authorities came into pos
session of private papers of Sladden,
revealing more of his past career
and dealing ' with bis first, second
and third wives. . They show that
when he was divorced- fiom - Nellie
Eugene Gilbert, in Los Angeles, in
1892, he paid her S15UO alimony.
She is now Mrs.- William B. Knapp
of East Orange, JN.- J.
Receipts were found for the buri
al expenses of Mary Roberts Price,
who aied at the Hotel JEIorecce.
San Diego, February 20, 1894. It
is reported from Los Angeles that
Sladden held $20,000 insurance on
ber life. Papers found today show
she had four policies of tbe New
York Life Insurance Company' for
$5ooo eacb, payable to Sidney Slad
She bad notes for $9420, some
silver ware, $loo.3o cash in the First
National Bank ot Chicago and ?J,-
7oo in a Loa Argeles bank. She
had also a .claim for $15oo
gainst the estate of her mother
Baltimore. Papers showed that
she owned lot 12, recorded in book
33, page 330, in Eugene, Lane
county, and that she owned 16
acres in Baltimore county, Mary
A record was aleo found of wife
No. 3, heretofore enshrouded
mystery.' She was Marie Genevieve
McSweeney, a widow, daughter
Michael J. Casey, who was
well-to-do citizen of Chicago. The
estate of Casey was left to his two
daughters and upon tbe death
one, Mrs. Sladden No. 3 came into
it all.' It was held by tbe Equita
ble Trust Company of Chicago.
There were letters of a sentiment'
al character written during his eer
vice in the army, signed Violet
which was not the name of any of
his wives so far as can be learned.
There are-records also of two other
women, not identified as any of the
five wives, the names of which are
withheld in the hope of obtaining
Sladden's father has retained at
torneys to fight his case of forgery
while agent of the Pacific Mutual
Insurance Company. Sladden still
refuses to discuss hid case and bis
father believes him guilty ot no ee-
have occupied Kuanliaosan, . 60
miles north of - Feng Huan Cheng,
and 4oo Russian cavalry was dis
persed, leaving one wounded officer .
on the field. " ' ; "
As Mukden is but 125 miles from
Feng Huan Cheng, this advance is
a remarkable one, and . shows- the
rapidity with which' the Japanese
are" forcing their, way through a
mountainous country where every
advantage lies with the retreating
Russians. ' - T . , -
Constantinople, May 14. A re
newal of the shocking massacres in
Armenia which have startled the
world is confirmed in re
ports received here . today. In &
fight in a Sassoun ' district 300
900 Armenians were
Ten thoueand men are reported
to have been killed and injured.
Tbe first report came here in a
bulletin this : morning which con
cluded by saying that the report
could be traced to no official source
in St. Petersburg and wsb therefore
to be accepted with reservation.
A second dispatch added that
great excitement was to be seen in
the Russian capital,: but added that
still nothing beyond street reports
were obtainable. ' ' r' "
This afternoon a special addition
of the newspaper La France was is
sued which prints a St. Petersburg
dispatch in full containing a reiter
ation of the report that Port Arthur
has been overwhelmed by a terrific
onslaught of Japanese who after a
fierce bombardment of the fortress
ith siege guns " brought for the
purpose, stormed the walls.'
The telegram says that "alter
fierce fighting the Japanese actually
swarmed over the walls, gained the
inner inclosures ana " seizea tne
works. ' ' "'
It is estimated that no lees than
lo.ooo mea were killed, veritable
'food for gunpowder.' ;
She Russians fought almost to
tbe death and until by force their
banner had been hauled down." .
j-The- paper says that if this - re
port receives full confirmation,
there can be no question that the
fleet, so successfully bottled up in
the harbor now lies at tbe mercy of
the Japanese and can but lower its
flag or go down to death, in a futile
battle against hopeless odds.
This, seems borne out by tbe fact
that the Japanese have used heavy
guns in reducing the fortress, and
theee, brought up and turned down
upon " the imprisoned' warship?,
would make escape for them an im
possibility. It is barely possible,
however, that the Russians may
have, within the past few days, sue
ceeded in removing the obstructions
to such an extent as to permit an
escape to sea. ' Even in that event,
however, they could not escape the
watchful eyes of the Japanese com
mander, wbich have never ceased
observation of the harbor's mouth
since that day when Japanese live3
were valorouslv sacrificed to ob
struct with fireshipB a channel al
ready rendered tortous by sunken-
rocks and submerged mines.
On every hand here news is a
waited with great anxiety, aa the
French ma-rsas feel sympathy for
Russia, rather than exultation for
district on several occasions lately.
Following their custom bands of
Turkish soldiers have ten roam--ing
among the Ar,n-".it. villages,
commiting depreda.ii --- ud out
rages among the Cbristiau ' popula .
tlon. The people have submitted
quietly but recently the Turks have
become so bold in their murders
and looting that the people have or
ganized against . them in self-de-
I tense. ":
Under the leadership of a Turk
ish captain nearly 1,000 Turkish
troops and renegades ;' raiding
through the country were exposed
by a superior force of Armenians,
led by their elders and enly poorly
armed. Many had merely farming
implements for. weapons. The
Turks, supplied with modern weap
ons, made short work of them and
presently routed the Armenians.
Pursuing, they butchered all with
out mercy who came in their way
and left no wounded.
A large number of villagers es
caped to the hills and are now in
hiding, abandoning their homes and
' Alameda, Cal., May 11, George
G. Gates, father of George and Ver
non Gates, the two Alameda boys
who are being hunted throughout
the north as the perpetrators of the
Chicago, May 13. A dispatch to
tbe Inter Ocean from Loseur, Minn,
says: The marriage of Mies Myr
lie Thyme and Albert brayland
occurred today. The groom " was
only 2o years of age, and being an
orphan without a : guardian, - was
consequently unable, to obtain a 11
cense. The young ladv, though
nearly two years-younger, was still
over 18 and of lawful age to get
married. Neither one wanted to
wait fo the young man to grow old
er, so the difficulty was settled as
follows: MisR Tbymeformally and
legally adopted ber ' affianced and
then, as his guardian, gave tbe ne
cessary consent to there being
marriage license ,. issued to him.
The document was duly given out
and a justice of the peace married
the couple. . '
Portland, May 14. Portland
Telegram: -There is reason to be
lieve that tbe A. J. Johnson ! men
tioned this morning in a special dis
patch as lying in a critical condi
tion in a Stockton hospital, suffering
from the effects of a dose of knock
out drops, administered by a thug
for the purpose of robbery, is none
other than Albert Johnson, former
ly of this city, the ' fact of whose
robbery with Paul Patterson on the
southbound Oregon . express last
Sunday, night was published in
The Evening Telegram of May 12.
The morning dispatch says that
Johnson is a member of Portland
Lodge of Elks, and that the lodge
haa been notified. John B. Coffey.
Secretary of the Lodge, says that -there
is an Al . Johnson who is a
member of the lodge, and that he
left here last winter for Klamath
Falls. He was formerly employed
at the Imperial hotel bar. He is a
married man, and The Telegram's
dispatch says that he boarded tbe
southbound train at Klamathv Falls
in company with his wife.
Chefoo, May 14. Early this
morning five Japanese cruisers, a
batilechip and a gunboat cleared
tbe channel and entered the harbor
at Dalny, where they began a heavy
bombardment of the town.
It is estimated that 2o,ooo Japan
ese are investing toe town, ana
there is every reason to believe that
it yielded to an assault this after
Unverified tamo s have been 16
ceived here this afternoon that an
assault has also been made on Port
Arthur,- indicating a general ad
vance all ' along the line. : - Heavy
firing has been beard in the direc
tion of Port Arthur and Dalny.
' Just received the finest' line of-.1 cloth
ing. . We bought this from the best
manufacturers and every suit is guar
anteed. Call and see us for :. clothing.
See our men's suit at $ 10, it is a marvel.
Ilenkle & Davis.
The Tillage Improvement Society
will give aa evening's entertainment
at the college chapel on Friday even
ing, Judu 3d, f jr the benefit ot
the society. A small admission fee
will be asked. The entertainment will
consist of music, readings and etereoptl-
coo views, some ot our best local
talent will contribute to the enjoyment
ol all who can be present. Tbe last -monthly
meeting of the year will be held
at the court room on Friday evening
the 27th inat. . .
Miss Eva Milncr, who has been
very ill with typhoid fever, is slowly
Norris & Rowe, whose big tent
shows will exhibit in Corvallis,
Friday May 20th, have originated
a pretty new novelty for their many
hundreds ot juvenile admirers. It
is nothing more nor les; tban a
May pole dance executed by boys
and dirls on ponies. The ; May
pole is tastefully decorated , and
draped with hundreds of vari
colored ribbons. The children are
dressed in picturesque summer
costume and the intelligent little
ponies are gaily caprionised. In
and out of the maze of the dance
go the joyous children and demure
posies and all enter heartily into
the festive spirit of the affair. The
whole effect is so gracefully pleas
ing as to win for it the enthus
iastic plaudits of adults ': as well
as the youngsters. - This is but one
of the many extra novelties pro
vided for the thousands of Norris
& Rowe's admirers. -
Shan Haikwan, May 14. A re
port was received today that an
engagement too'"--f4ace around
Hsiuyen Thursday, andSihat . the
Russian loss was l,5co killed v and
wouedtd. The Japanese loss is un
known. : S':
' The Japanese, however, occupied
Hsiuyen, which shows that thev
must have gained a complete victo
ry, lne Kuesians at Hsiuyen were
the pick of the army in that region,
ana 11 an aiucs was made it is cer
tain tbe battle must have been a
fierce one; It is probable that the
Japaneee loss will Drove no less than
that of the Russians. - ' Go to Dunn & Thatchers for grit bone
and sneU and ail otner Kinds ot poultry
Tokio, May 14. The Japanese laud stock remedies.