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VOL. XLIY. NO. 13,698. '
POKTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1904.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Coroner's Jury Reports
in Trawler Case;
NO WARNING OF ATTACK
It is Also Held to Have Been
BIG CROWD ATTENDS INQUEST
Crews of the Fishing Fleet Are Em
phatic In Their Statements That
.'No Foreign Vessels of War
Were In North Sea.
-"IULL, England, Nov. 2. "That George
Henry Smith and William Leggett -were,
at about 12:30 A. M., on October 22, while
out Ashing -with trawlers, aboard 'the
British steam trawler Crane, with
Board of Trade marks exhibited, and reg
ulation lights burning, killed by shots
fired, without warning or provocation,
from certain Russian war vessels at a
distance of about a quarter of a mile."
This is the text of the Jury's verdict at
the Coroner's inquest on the fishermen
victlms-of the North Sea tragedy. At the
request of the British government rep
resented by the Earl of Bysart, Secretary
of the Treasury, this award was engen
dered by the first court of inquiry pre
ceding the sessions of the International
tribunal. The government asked the Jury
not to find a -verdict of wilful murder or
manslaughter, because "delicate negotia
tions are going on which should not be
made more difficult, and they did not
want to let any one know they had preju
diced the case before having heard both
sides." In consequence, the Jury set forth
the facts proved by the evidence of phy
sicians, experts on explosives and the of
ficers of the trawlers themselves. To the
verdict, the Judge added the following
"On this occasion, probably the most
aaoEwntous In the annals of the British
emsfre," 4n jury" would record their ap
preciation, o.ftje efforts jnadeby the.gpv
ennnents f twoa ; vovnvri ve at a satis
factory conclusion of the matter, which
we feel has no parallel In the history of
Great Crowd Attends Hearing.
St George's Hall, a large auditorium,
which, had been specially fitted up for
the occasion, was quite Inadequate to ac
commodate the crowd that wished to lis
ten to the evidence. The interest was In
tense, and there was some excitement, but
no demonstration occurred. A great num
ber of people gathered in the vicinity of
the building to await the verdict, and the
space inside tne nail was niieo.
The British government, the Board of
Trade,, the owners of the Gamecock fleet
and the relatives of the deceased and
wounded fishermen were represented by
counsel, but the Russian government did
The proceedings occupied only about
three hours. The testimony consisted of
medical evidence, by which it was proved
that the death of Smith and "Leggett was
the result of shell and machine-gun
wounds; then an expert identified frag
ments of shells by private marks which
he said was undoubtedly Russian, and the
captains. and mates of the trawlers told
their stories. These latter related that
while they were engaged In their regu
lar work, the ships of the Baltic fleet in
two squadrons emerged suddenly from the
haze, and, throwing the glare of their
searchlights on the Gamecock fleet, with
out warning, and disregarding the flare of
green lights, the fishermen's signal, and
though then within actual speaking dls
tance of one -vessel, commenced a can
nonade- which the fishermen, at first, not
realizing" the danger, enjoyed, thinking it
was a sham fight. The firing lasted half
No Foreign Warships There.
To each of these witnesses was put the
vital question "regarding the presence of a
foreign vessel or torpedo-boat. Each with
equal posltlveness declared that neither
preceding or following the firing was any
Japanese ' or any foreign vessel seen by
them or the accompanying fishing fleet.
It was also stated that there were no
Japanese among the crews, and that none
of the trawlers carried arms of any de
scription. One of the skippers, replying
to a question. by the Coroner, said that
during tne five weeics ne was in tne .North
Sea. ho bad not seen any warships until
This closed the evidence. Counsel for
the Treasury then made thai suggestion
with regard to the nature .of the verdict.
with which the Coroner agreed, and with
out delay it was so returned, and with an
added expression of sympatny lor tne rel
atlves and friends of the dead and injured
and -of appreciation of the "calm -and
courageous manner in which the fishing
fleet-remained at its duties after the ter
TAKEN AS ADMISSION OF STORY
London Papers So Regard Absence of
Russia at the Inquest.
LONDON. Nov. 2. Some of.tho morn-
lnsr newspapers consider the fact that
Russia, -was not represented at the Coro
ner's inquest at Hull yesterday- as a vir
tual admission of her inability to contro
vert the fishermen's plain, unvarnished
story of the North Sea affair.
The suggested composition of the in
ternational commission Is accepted by
the newspapers as satisfactory, and as
likely to insure tne matter oeing tnor
It is announced from Gibraltar that the
experimental land and sea mobilization is
now concluded. According to a story
published In the Chronicle, this alarming
experiment was the outcome of new
idaas which Admiral Sir John Fisher has
taken to the Admiralty. His contention
Is that the vessels In time of peace are
much less valuable than "when war Is
in lbs air." accordingly the Chronicle
wvs he seised upon the Incidents of
Tuesday as a psychological opportunity
to teet the nerves as wen as tne skiu
asd efflclency of the forces.
" Tf u reported that the Channel. Medl
lai i anenn and SEaat Indian squadrons
have received instructions to shadow Ad
miral Rojestvensky's fleet throughout Its
progress. Admiral Kojestvensky is ex
pected to arrive at Tangier this morning.
A- British man-of-war at ilalta is Dua
lly coaling, preparing to watch the
The Dally Mail. In a letter from Hako
date, describes Japanese schooners as
returning with valuable cargoes or furs.
the result of 'raiding the Russian fishing
station at Kamchatka and Commander
and other island rookeries. There had
been flerco fighting with the Russians
and many were killed on both sides. In
one case, after a fight lasting three days,
the Russians captured three Japanese
cssels, killng half their crews and tak
ing the remainder prisoners.
RUSSIAN OFFICERS AT PARIS.
Witnesses in the North Sea Incident
Confer With Diplomats.
PARIS. Nov. Z Three officers of the
Russian squadron, including Captain Cla-
do. who are the principal Russian wit
nesses In the North Sea Incident, arrived
todav from "Vigo and went immediately
to the Russian Embassy, where they held
a long conference.
Captain Clado was on board the flagship
with Vice-Admiral Rojestvensky, and was
entrusted with the task of drafting the
official account. After the conference the
officers declined to make any public
statement relative to the affair until the
report Is delivered in St Petersburg.
However, it can be stated that their visit
more than ever satisfies the Russian au
thorities that the presence of two Jap
anese torpedoboats was a positive fact
eye-witnesses maintaining that their iden
tification was unquestionable.
There continues to be an understanding
in Russian diplomatic circles that two re
ports will be sent separately, one from
Hull and the other from St Petersburg to
The Hague for the final hearing.
Will Not Proceed Beyond Paris.
ST. PETERSBURG. Nov. 2. The Asso
ciated Press learns on high authority that
the naval officers Vice-Admiral Rojest
vensky detached from his squadron while
at Vigo will not proceed beyond Paris.
The names of the officers are Cap
tains Clado and Shramtchenkon and Lieu
tenants Ott and Ellis, who were on duty
on board the battleships comprising the
division which fired on the trawlers.
STUDENTS AITD POLICE FIGHT.
Attempt to Gain Steps of Building Re
sults in 25 People Being Hurt.
BOSTON, Nov. 3. At least 23 persons
were Injured during a' clash between stu
dents of the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology and police reserves shortly
after midnight Of the number SP woro
students. "Most of the injuries consisted
of scalp wounds and body bruises. Four
students and four officers were so seri
ously injured as to necessitate their re
moval to hospitals. Others were treated
at near-by drugstores and private resi
dences. Those sent to hospitals were:
Students, Herbert G. Spear, Fred Back-
man, victor Gebner, H. C. Hlggina; po
licemen, B. R. Olds. William A. Donahue.
F. G. Rich, C B. Kelley. Other students
who required .medical attendance wetwf
v iina-jcM&Mift no cFrank Stevens, Rich
ard Mar3h. K. w. Richards, Charles B.
Allen, F. M. Buckner, Edward Griffin,
John E. Barkman. John McMUlin.
Many others whoso wounds were dressed
on the spot left for their homes without
giving their names.
The trouble occurred on the step ot
Rogers Hall, one of the Technology build
ings, on Boyleston street' where the stu
dents had gathered, following the parade
last night of Republican clubs of Har
vard University and the Institute of
Technology. The police had determined
to keep the students from the steps of tha
building, and when the college men made
a rush up the steps they were mot by the
officers with drawn clubs, and a flerc
fight ensued. The officers used their clubs
freely, and soon many of the college men
were bleeding from wounds on the face
and head. Hundreds - of students hurried
to the support of their fellows, and tha
police In turn summoned assistance, with
the result that soon iiJ policemen were
engaged with four times as many ski
dents. It was naif an hour before the
police were masters of the situation.
President Henry J. Prltchett, or taa
Institute of Technology, was on the scene
soon after the fight started and assisted
In caring for the injured, while with
holding Judgment in the case. President
Prltchett expressed his opinion that the
police had acted somewhat hastily.
MINISTER WORKING TOO HARD.
Head of Russian Department of In
terlor May Have to Take a Rest.
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 2. It is an-
L-nounced that the health of Prince Svia-
tffDolk-Mlrsky. Minister of the Interior,
which in recent years has not Deen ro
bust has been seriously Impaired by over
work In connection with nis new oince.
His official receptions have been dlscon
tlnued. and possibly he will he obliged to
take a rest at some European resort.
Pope Pius Is Much Better.
RnrMR. Nov. 2. Dr. LaDDonl visited the
pope this morning xand found him much
better. The gouty pain In his right leg is
almost gone. The pontiff said his Illness
was not serious. The pope hopes. If the
amelioration of his condition continues, to
resume his audiences Thursday.
BETTING FAVORS LAUREER.
British Columbia Is Expected to Up
hold Premier at Polls Today.
VANCOUVER, B. C, Nov. 2. Of the
seven federal constituencies in British
Columbia, there will toe polling tomorrow
in five, the election in the other two being
deferred on account of the remoteness -of
some of the polling places. In each of
these constituencies there are three can
didates for the House of Commons 'Lib
eral or government Conservative or op
position, and Socialist In Vancouver
there is also an independent Liberal can
dldate. The Liberals expect to carry all
the districts except one. The Conserva'
tlves. expect to carry three seats out of
the seven. Betting on the general result
throughout "Canada Is 3 to 1 In favor of
the government of sir Wilfrid Laurier.
TREATY SURE OP RATIFICATION
France Has Sounded Solons Regard
Ing Agreement With America.
PARIS, Nov. 2. The report of M. Jes
surand. French Ambassador to the United
States, on the signing of the Franco
American arbitration treaty, was received
by Foreign Minister Delcasse today. The
latter will not submit the treaty to Parlia
ment for ratification until the Ambassa
dor's mall report with the signed text
of the treaty arrives. However, the of
ficials here have made sufficient inquiry
in regard to the sentiment of Parliament
to -show that the treaty will be ratlKed
promptly and perhaps unanimously.
TRUST IS Hi
Standard Oil Strongly
LARGE SUM ALREADY GIVEN
ndiana Democrats Own Up,
They Are Remembered.
NEW YORK NOT OVERLOOKED
Official of the Petroleum Company
Friendly to Roosevelt Informs
Him Leading Men in Concern
Are All Against Him.
NEW YORK. Nov. 2. (Special.) A
Washington dispatch to the Herald says:
Republican managers here make the charge
that Standard Oil Interests have contributed
largely to the Democratic campaign fund for
New Tork and have been working for the Demo
cratic ticket In Indiana. In fact, the Demo
crats do not deny having received Standard OH
contributions In Indiana. According to the Re
publican managers, a Chicago official of the
Standard Oil Company recently came to "Wash
ington to inform the President that the com
pany, represented by a large majority of its
managers, was against his election. This offi
cial was personally working for Roosevelt.
Through the medium of a Cabinet officer, who
was a, mutual friend, the President informed
the Standard Oil representative that be hoped
no officer of the Standard Oil would contribute
to his campaign. The President hoped it would
not contribute to either party. It Is asserted
that n. reply was made that ro far as Demo
cratic contributions were concerned it was too
late, because considerable sums had already
gone to the Parker managers in Jfew Tork.
The Republican campaign managers have long
suspected that Standard Oil interests were op
posed to the President's election, and point to
the absence of Senator Aldrich, of Rhode Isl
and, from participation in -the National cam
paign. MONEY ALL FOR TWO STATES
Democrats Will Make Their Supreme
Effort in New York and Indiana.
"WASHINGTON, Nov. 2. (Special.-) The
Star today prints the following
The Democralc movement that hag begun In!
"White House, or caused the slightest- diminu
tion ot the confidence that hat" prevailed thers
for so long a time. The inside Republican
estimate as to New Tork Is 00.000 plurality,
and the feeling among those closo to the Pres.
ident, and who know the conditions in thi
state, Is that the plurality will reach that fig
ure. The influences that brought about the
nomination of Judge Parker want to carry
New York for him this year so as to secure
his nomination four years from now. The loss
of New Tork would be a severe blow to Park
er'b ambitions in 1908. and eo every dollar that
can be spared, and every worxer the t can be
put in the field, will be used in New York. It
is well known that the money the National
Democratic Committee did have has been spent
in two states. New York and Indiana.
As to Connecticut, New Jersey and West Vir
ginia, not a dollar has been epent by the Na
tional Committee except In unimportant mat
ters. An agreement was reached by the Na
tional Democratic Committee with Mr. Davis,
Vice-Presidential nominee, that he would fur
nish the money to carry "West Virginia, and it
la an open secret that the Davis contribution
to be used on election day in West Virginia is
to be 5100,000. Davis is to be made to carry
his own state, if possible, without help from
the National Committee. It is thought that
if New Jersey and Connecticut can be made to
believe New Tork is for Parker, those states
will fall in line, too.
TRUST MEN HAVE MADE PARKER
But for Them He Would Never Have
NEW YORK, Nov. 2. (Special.) The
Tribune today prints the following:
It la astonishing that Judge Parker should
have the temerity to declare that "political
contribution by corporations and trusts mean
corruption." when his own intimate associates
and supporters, the men who conducted his
campaign for nomination, and who are now
conducting the campaign for his election, rep
resent these very corporations which he affects
to denounce, or elss owe their political strength
solely to contributions they have received from
them in the past and expect to receive in the
Cord Meyer. Patrick McCarren, August Bel
mont. William F. Sheehan. Thomas F. Ryan,
John B. McDonald, David B. Hill and -Thomas
Taggart. one and all, owe their whole power
in politics to the intimate connections they
have established by the management of corpo
rations and the management of public business.
Parker was created by them, and would never
have been thought of except for them, and baa
not now one chance of ouccess save what they
Odell Declares Bank Account of Can
didate Will Show This Yet.
NEW .TORK. Nov.. 2. (Special.) The
Herald prints the following:
Governor Odell, when questioned yesterday
about Judge Parkers charge that Chairman
Cortelyou was waging his campaign with funds
contributed by trusts, hotly retorted:
"I am justified in making the- statement that
an examination of Judge' Parker's bank account
win show that be Has' profiled or lost by the
uromoUon of a trust.. I won't, say. wnat trust
Just now, but may have something to add
0BEG0NL&H ON COMMISSION
R. A. Booth Is to Consider Union of
Methodist Book Concern.
NEW HAVEN. Conn., Nov. 2-The
Methodist "bishops, who have ended their
semi-annual conference here, nave select
ed as tho commission on unification of the
different Methodist churches in Japan,
Blsbon Cranston. Rev. A. B. Leonard.
who Is the missionary secretary; Rev. C
W. Smith. Pittsburg; Leon Skldmore. New
Tork and C. Z. Lincoln, Troy, N. Y.
The bishops have before them for fur
ther consideration the matter of alleged
restriction ot religious liberty In Bolivia.
Bishop Whalen today announced the ap
pointment of the following, commissions:
Unification of book concerns, R. H.
Bcggs, Denver, and R. A. Booth, Eugene,
Or., being members: consolidation of be
nevolent societies, D. F. Board, Qallfornia,
and G. I. Cockran, Los Angeles, being
Assignments of. bishops to the Spring
conferences were made as follows:
Bishop Joyce. Northwest Kansas, at
Smith Center, March 5; Kansas, at Junc
tion City, March 15; South Kansas, at
Iola. March 22: Southwest Kansas, at
Peabody, Mrach 29. Bishop "Wafren Lin
coln, at Colorado Springs, Colo., March 2.
The conferences In Europe were as
signed to Bishop Burt; those in -Mexico to
Bishop Wilson, and those In South Amer
ica to Bishop Neeley.
FAIRBANKS KDTCES HO WOEDS,.
Parker's Attack on Cortelyou Is Un
founded and Discreditable. "
LA FATETTE, Ind., Nov. 2. From Mich
igan City to La Fayette. Senator Fair
banks' special train today stopped at 13
different points. In his first speech of
the day at Michigan .City, he referred
pointedly to the charges against Chair
man Cortelyon, contained in the recent
speeches of Judge Parker. All ot the Sen
ator's addresses were warmly applauded.
At Logansport Secretary of the Treasury
Shaw joined the party, and after Senator
Fairbanks had addressed the evening
meeting at La Fayette. Secretary Shaw
spoke. His address was largely devoted
to an exposition of the" benefits which he
said Would accrue to the producers' of the
country from a continuance of the policy
Referring to Parker's charges at Michi
gan City, Senator Fairbanks said:
In the face of great National questions,
which should be debated and fairly deter
mined, mere personalities seem out of place.
Questions Involving tho happiness of the peo
ple and the destiny of the Republic should be
lifted up and considered upon a high, level.
The fact la to be deplored that personalities
have been dragged Into the present campaign
by the opposition. It is an obvious attempt
to divert public attention from the great
questions In respect to which Democracy
stands discredited before the American peo
it u to be- regretted that the honorable
candidate for the Prwdency . on the Demo
cratic ticket makes the suggestion that the
President aud tho chairman of the Republi
can National Committee have prostituted their
positions to aid In tho collection of campaign
funds. It is Incredible that a candidate for
the high office ot President of the United
States should give utterance to a charge so
utterly groundless. He does himself lnjua
tlce and he affronts the intelligence of the
American people when he Imputes to his op
ponent An act so unworthy and so abso
In the face of great National problems how
utterly insignificant personalities, become.
IVe must not allow our minds to be diverted
by them from a contemplation of the great
fact that Democratic policies are paralyzing
and that Democratic administration is destruct
ive to our National development. Personalities
have no place in. discussion of these great
questions, fraught with mighty consequences
to the American people. "We should take the
debate, involving the destiny of the Repub
lic, out ot the stamps of personality and
personal detraction and put it on the high
level where questions involving the destiny ot.
the Republic should be considered.
Cannon in Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS. Nov. 2. Speaker ?an
fttid-fenee which jMeCTomllns6n Hall.
Speaker Cannon wasXgiven an enthusias
tic reception and bis- speech was fre
quently and vigorously applauded
i Taft Speaks in Albany.
ALBANY,. N. Tf, Nov. i Secretary ot
War Taft was the principal speaker to
night at the largest Republican mass
meeting. held here since the opening of
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
TODAY'S Occasloaal rain; southerly winds.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 55
deg.; minimum, 47. Precipitation, .16 of an
CONTENTS OF -TODAY'S PAPER
Aug Io-Iitths laa Iacidest.
Coroner's Jury at Hull finds Russian ships fired
on trawlers without provocation. Page 1
British press regards absence ofRuesU. .at in
quest as evidence sae caaaoi (uaprure siury
of fishermen. Page 1,
Britain may ask Admiral Dewey, to represent
it on commission. Page Z.
This being Mikado's blrthdayA"tuseians fear
Japanese will mase aeeperaieaort, to tase.
Port Arthur. Page 5. r-
Armles ne&r ilukder. are displayiscfilttle activ
ity. Page 5.
Political, t if
Standard Oil Company is con tribiinff;llbe rally
to earner campaign. x-ase i.
Parker makes Awb addresses laf Kew York,
speaking) on militarism and .imperialism.
Page 3. "" '
Fairbanks declares Parker's charges against
Cortelyou unfounded and ' discreditable,
Page 1. -
President Roosevelt narrowly escapes- death
while out riding. Page. 1.
Airship of California inventor gets) away at St.
Louis, and if It has come down has not
been discovered. Page 1.
Great reaarvolr at Charlotte, N. C, gives way
nine persons are drowned; several injured.
Russia wtli soon recogntte American passports.
Arbitration treaty with. Italy will be ready for
signature next week. Page 0.
Seattle Chamber of' Commerce' takes .up promo
tion of Lewis and Clark Talr. Page' 4.
University of California students rebel atnew
Commandant's order and create a scene.
Baptist minister at Central la. Wash., Joins
Eagles to reform, the order. Page 4.
toHUHcra- aim .icv
Weekly review ot local prodttfcid JoDbtrrs
markets. Face 12.
Subsidence ot war panic
lifts stock prices.
Fluctuations in Chicago-wheat market. Page 13.
Ban Francisco apple market overstocked. Page
Sailor of Langdale file complaints with Brit
ish Consul. Pase-S.
Hill's new liner Minnesota will carry contra
band -of war. Page 0.
-Browns defeat 'San Francisco. 5 to 2. Page 9.
High School football team, defeats Columbia
University. Page 0.
FertUad aad Vieialty.
Charges made In. Council that "Chinese fantan
gamblers are payinc graft. Page 8.
Los Angeles company applies for" telephone
franchlic. Page S.
Sheriff "Word is sued for $15,000 damages by
poolroom employe. Pag 12.
Scarcity of salmon eggs at Ontariohatchery.
W. F, Matthews appointW Government dis
bursing aent for Lew la, and Clark buildings.
Page 8. c
Law! and Clark publicity, bureau organises.
Page 14. , .c
North Pacific Dental College student o on
strike. Psgo H. .
AVI 1 1 of Amasd. IT. R to fe contested la
CalUecfcia. Pee 12.
alifornia Arrow Gets
Away at St. Louis.
AERONAUT IS NOT ABOARD
Men Holding Lines to the Ves
sel Let Go by Mistake,
!T SHOOTS UP IN TWINKLING
Mishap Occurs as Craft Is Being Con
veyed to Fair Grounds After
Two Unsuccessful . Attempts
to Make a Long Flight.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 2. Yhlle Captain
Baldwin, of San Francisco, Inventor of
the California Arrow alsshlp, and sev
eral assistants were returning the air
ship from the place where It landed In
St. Xiouls County, after Its unsuccess
ful flight, to the "World's Fair aero
nautic concourse, the lead rope was
dragged from the hand3 of Baldwin's
assistants, and the "airship broke loose
and soared Into the air. When last
seen the airship was drifting rapidly
In a northwesterly direction.
The airship escaped at 8:15 o'clock
tonight Ju3t as the persons towing it
into the concourse had reached the im
mediate vicinity of the place. There,-
was a trolley line to be crossed, and it
was necessary to pass the prow of the
craft over the trolley wire and catch
the down-hanging rope, and then re
lease the rope that hung from the rear.
In the darkness, those manipulating the
ropes miscalculated and both the front
and rear ropes- were, released at the
same time, in a twinkling the buoy
ant airship, from which had been taken
25 pounds of ballast, and which was
not even encumbered with Aaronaut
Knabenshue, shot up and was gone. In
the dim light projected by tile nearest
arc light, the yellow balloon loomed. In
distinctly, but for enough space of time
to show that the light wind was carry-
j. nere was uosuiuieii aouim ior
Baldwin, Knabenshue and the other
members of the party to do but accept
the situation" and make the best of it.
After some little discussion as to the
probable length of time that the sup
ply of gas would sustain tho airship.
Baldwin stated he believed the Arrow
would descend to the ground within an
hour. The party then proceeded on. to
the concourse, where the announcement
that the airship had escaped caused
general consternation among the crowd.
that had remained expecting to see the
Arrow brought back.
TWO ACCIDENTS TO THE SHIP
Exhaust Cap Blows Off, and the Ves
sel. Is Forced to Drift.
ST. "LOUIS, Nov. 2. Two accidents to
day prevented the long-distance trial
flight arranged by Captain. Thomas S.
Baldwin, of San Francisco, to test the
staying powers ot his, airship California
Arrow, and .what was to, have been a
speed demonstration around a - prescribed
Quadrangular coursO of about 15 miles
developed Into a'drlftlng- exhibition, the
Arrow finally landing in a cornfield four
miles, west of the aeronautic concourse at
the "World's Fair, after the motor had
been disabled -by an exhaust cap again
blowing off when the vessel had resumed
Its flight after the first breakdown had
The first accident resulted in the Ar
row being brought to the ground about
a mile and half noVthwest of the con
course. The "airship was commanded by
A. Boy Knabenshue, of Toledo the hero
ot ;ie successful flights of Monday and
yesterday. Captain Baldwin had arranged
to follow the airship in an automobile, and
when the accident occurred and the motor
stopped; he gave instructions to follow the
drifting aeriar craft.
Just before passing through the "World's
Fan- gates a Jefferson guard ran to the
automobile and handed Captain Baldwin
a metal cap which he said had fallen Just J
alter it was noucea tne airsmp wag m
trouble. The cap explained the nature of
the accident to those who witnessed the
descent, and Captain Baldwin explained
that the accident could be- repaired with
out returning the airship to the grounds,
provided Knabenshue could land without
losing- too much gas, and the trip be re
sumed after the Arrow returned to tho
concourse under its own power.
Wheaf Captain Baldwin reached the
Arrow the repairs were immediately
started and In less than an hour' the- Ar
row was again In the air. making head
way against the- breeze that had blown
toaC of Its course, and it looked as
i thouch the long-distance test would be
Just before the Arrow arrived In
position over the concourse the motor was
again seen Mo hesitate. Three or four
wavering revolutions followed, and then
the silver-colored blades Aung motlonlesa.
while the airship was -agala grasped by
the breeze and hurried bkfer the dis
tance it had won In its -Sel with the
Knabenshue, undaunted by the second
breakdown, hong far out over the side of
tho aerial vessel and waved his cap
toward the hundreds of feople tkrongfeg
the aeronautic concourse. Higher and
hisrher floated the airship, the breeze.
which wa3 blowing at tho rata of about
five miles an hour from the southeast.
eagerly taking hold of the helpless craft
and waf ting It out of the sight ot those
anxiously following Its course, 15W or 2609
The atmosphere had been heavy all the
afternoon and it did not take loa befora
the California Arrow was a tiny cigar
shaped object, almost obscured from vtetf
As long as It could be diaceraed, however,
the crowd -watched Its every movaweat.
and several hundred persons "remained itX
the concourse until word had bean re
ceived from Knabenshue that, he "bad
alighted, safely - and that neither ha. nor
ma Arrow naa earn njvrai bwto
minor accident to the machinery of the
As the vessel was near the concourse.
Captain Baldwin decided it would entail
too great a loss of. time to deflate the bag
and carry the Arrow back to the
"World's Fair. Volunteers were numerous
and Baldwin's plan of carrying: the Ar
row back to the concourse by hand was
agreed to, and with relays of bearers the
march was started:
Knabenshue said tonight he had re
mained in the air. although drifting, as be
could see the. automobile following far
"Tho only trouble," he said, "was that
the exhaust cap blew off. I lost the cap
twice, and each time the motor stopped
dead and I was at the mercy of the wind
which, fortunately, was not very brisk.".
BAKDITS ABE SUEE0U3TDED.
Capture or Death of Wyoming Men a
Matter of but a Few Hours.
CODT, Wyo., Nov. 2. Several battles
have been fought between the posses and
the outlaws who attempted to rob the
First National Bank of Cody yesterday
afternoon and who murdered the cashier,
but the bandits are still at large, al
though their capture or death Is but a
matter of a few hours.
At dawn today the officers came upon
the bandits in camp on the Grey Bull
River, 65 miles from the scene of last
evening's battle. The robbers refused to
surrender and put uo a hard fight. The
horse of one of the o'fflcers was killed
and some of the men had narrow escapes.
The robbers succeeded in getting away.
The posse followed slowly because of the
necessity of avoiding a possible ambus
The outlaws were again overtaken on
Enos Creek, SO miles from Meeteetsee and
80 miles from Cody, and another fight oc
curred. One of the bandits was wounded
in the thigh, but his companion hoisted
him Into his saddle and after a running
fight for four miles the outlaws got away.
A courier came Into Meeteetsee tonight
with the news that the murderers had
been surrounded In a forest on Common
wood Creek and their capture is likely
to occur at any time. The outlaws had
been called upon to surrender, but re
fused to come forth.
The timber-will be closely guarded dur
ing the night, and the outlaws will prob
ably be taken or killed by morning. If
captured they will be taken to Cody and
"Buffalo BUI" Arrives.
CODY, "Wyo., Nov. 2. Colonel Cody ar
rived at Cody this evening with his In
dian trailers, scouts and cowboys, accom
panied by a party of English noblemen
and New Tork clubmen. Cody will take
the trail of the outlaws at once. His
guests have been invited to accompany
him and: some of the younger men- and
members of the party will accept.
CONSIDER '05 ALASKA EXHIBIT
Secretary Ryan Confers With Gover
nor Brady in St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 2. (Special.) As
9lSi3JZtrvrtZ2 the- Jnterjor Ryan
'UiSli'fe'S.oXJSvalngton. D. C, were
call ers Tatr Alaskan building--this af
ternoon, consulting with Governor John
G. Brady and Mrs. Mary E. Hart, hostess
of th building, regarding the appoint
ment of a committee to select from the
exhibits In the., building such articles
as will be sent to the Lewis and Clark
Centennial Exposition at Portland next
Secretary Ryan expressed himself as
being greatly pleased with the exhibit,
as it shows the resources of Alaska
from even" possible standpoint along
universal, agricultural, educational and
climatic lines in a manner that Is far
more comprehensive )and Instructive
than could be given or obtained by any
other means than taking a trip through
the country. He believed it will do
more to advance the Interest in the de
velopment of the country than many
volumes of history or statistics. He
congratulated Governor Brady and Mrs.
Hart and the members of the Alaska
Commission on the extent and scope ot
St. Louis Fair Director Resigns.
ST. LOUIS, Nov, 2. Adolph Busch,
the millionaire brewer, who is .prom
inently connected with one of the
largest concessions on the Pike, has
tendered his resignation as a director
and sl member of two of the most im
portant committees -of the World's Fair
Mr. Bosch declares he has re
signed from the fair directorate be
cause of discrimination made-against a.
concession with which he is connected.
"I have spent considerable time and
money to make the concession possi
ble at the fair," said Mr. Busch, "and I
do not JHce tho treatment w.e have heea
accoraea oy mp wir management my
interests are such that I do. not care to
retain my position as director of the
fair, -and I resigned for that reason. It
Receipts of St. Louis Exposftion.
ST. 'LOUIS, Nov. according to a
financial statement issued by the Lou
isiana Purchase' "Exposition Company,
covering a period from the opening.
April 30 to October 3, there was a bal
ance In the treasury at the latter date.
of 4S41.254. Tho total receipts "were
S22,$7S"21, and the total disburse
PIATT SURE OF HEW YOBS.
Prospects of Republican Victory
Grow Brighter Day by Day.
NEW TORK, Nov. 2 Senator Thomas
C. Piatt, upon leaving his office tonight
for his home at Highland Mills, Orange
County, expressed It as his confident opin
ion that -the Republican state ticket would
be surely elected. He said:
"It Is apparent to even the casual polit
ical observer that the outlook, for Repub
lican success In our state has been grow
ing brighter day by day for the past three
"If there was at any time the slightest
doubt in "the mind of any Republican as
to the probability of our electing our state
ticket, it must have been only dispelled
by the events of the past few weeks.
W have rolled up our sleeves and pitched
in to make. Hlgglns election as Governor
Dentist Slain in Own Office.
NEW ULM, 2sUnn., Nov. 2. Dr..L- A.
Gebhard, a dentist, was found mur
dered In his office here. The crime is
a mysterious one, as no motive has been.
The cnance visitor wno caiiea on tne
dentist found the room in confusion.
showing evidences of a llfe-and-death
struggle. Blood was spattered on the
walls and the lurnlture overturned.
The man's face" was gashed in raany
places, and -i blood-stained knife and
luBiKr were, found, near the body. Tha
safe in the oSAca vrsa found ddi, but
nothlac in it was dUturbad
HIS LIFE IN PERIL
Roosevelt Has a Very
IS THROWN FROM HORSE
President Strikes a Rock, and
Is Unconscious Some Time.
SCALP WOUND IS SUSTAINED
Accident Occurs While the Executlva
Is'RIdlng at Hlgh'Speed-and He
Promptly Asks Friends
Not to Tell of It.
"WASHINGTON, Nov. 2. (Scecial.) -
President Roosevelt escaped death by al
most a miracle a week ago last Sunday.
This fact became known tonight for the
first time. The President was thrown
from hl3 horse while riding in the coun
try. He was riding at high, speed toward
high fence. The horse stumbled and
fell. The President struck on his head,
and was so severely stunned that he re
mained unconscious for several minutes.
He was then too dizzy to remount, and
for some" time could not regain the use
of his arms and legs. He was alone at
Finally, he was able to remount, and
joined his orderly, who was waiting for
him. The President, in falling, struck his
head a glancing blow on a stone, which
raised a large lump on the side of his
head and caused a scalp wound above the
right ear. The cut reached down Into
the forehead. Blood was flowing from
the wound, which was dressed after his
retugn to the White House. Measures
were also takea to reduce the swelling.
That his neck was not broken by his fall
is regarded by tho President as equivalent
to a miracle. He believes If he had struck
the stone which wounded him, squarely,
his skull would have been crushed.
The President gave Instructions that
nothing should be made public about the
accident. The facts did -not develop un
til tonights During, the two or three days
following the accident, the President saw
but few visitors, it being announced he
was busy. The wound and the bruise are
still -visible on the President's scalp and
Mr. Roosevelt has been very reticent.
even to his intimate friends, about the
circumstances attending his accident. It
Is known, however, that in the imme
diate Tlclnlty in which the accident oc
curred there Is a ten-rail stake-and-rlder
fence. "When the fall came, the President
was galloping Tapldly for a flying jump.
President. Roosevelt was thrown many
feet, and by his own admission struck
head -first. His head struck the rock, im
bedded in the earth, and glanced Into the
dirt. "When. he recovered consciousness
Mr. Roosevelt found his face covered with
blood and dirt, fresh blood streamlne-
from a long cut In his scalp, reaching
down his forehead, and his neck and
right shoulder strained by the fearful
wrench he had received In landing. Only
his wonderful physical condition enabled
him to recover as quickly as he did.
The President was up as .soon as he was
conscious, and tasmlndful of his Injuries
remounted BlenhlSm. Tho faithful horse
had received well-barked shins In fall
ing, but remained by hi3 master. Mr.
Roosevelt rode quickly back to the groom,
and then returned to Washington by llt-
ftle-frequented roads. In the outskirts of
the city a carriage was engaged, and
while the groom led Blenheim home, the
President drove' to the "White House. A.
well-known physician was summoned by
telephone and the wohnd in the Presi
dent's head was dressed.
Among those of his official family con
siderable apprehension was felt lest the
President had sus tai ned" 'injuries the ex
tent of which he was keeping to himself,
and on this account he was virtually
forced to submit to a most searching ex
amination. He ridiculed the Idea, say
ing he had fallen twice as hard on many
previous, occasions, and never felt It, but
every one was much relieved when the
examination showed that only superficial
injuries had resulted.
SPECIAL CAX IS 3)ESAILED.
About Twenty Members of Campaign
Are Believed to Be Injured.
LAWRENCE, Mass., Nov. 3. A mes
sage from North Andover says: .
A, special electric car carrying the Sa
lem. "Witches and Danvers Jolly Tars,
two campaign companies, which partici
pated In a Republican parade In this city
last night, while running at a high rata
of "speed, was derailed and overturned.
Many are reported Injured. Physicians
and police have gone from this city to
the scene of tho. accident, which Is four
miles east of here.
Lawrence police on the scene have tele
phoned for ambulances from this city.
They report 20 persons seriously Injured
and at least one critically.
PBJXTESS FOX EIGET-HOUX DAY
Five Amendments Submitted to ref
erendum Vote Are. Carried.
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 2. At tha head
quarters of tha International Typograhlcal
Union It is announced today that tha
referendum, count has proceeded far
enough to Indicate that all of the six
propositions voted for are carried except
that one Increasing tha saJariaa sf tha
president and secretary. The meet impar
tant proposition voted on "w1 that eUb-lishlng-
an eight-hour day. baginniaa; Jan
uary L l". and orderiaar an assaasment
for that pur-Maa. It will ha contacted by
tha Unitad Type&etaa. Tha count will ba
a d ! i ill toMonrow.