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VOL. XXIII. NO. 49.
PORTLAND. OREGON, SUNDAY MORNIN.G, t DECEMBER. 4,-1904.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Mist Hides Advance of
SURGE UP TO FORTS
Lured on by Ruse of
RAKED AT CLOSE QUARTERS
Thousands Die in Flare of
BATTLE RAGES IN STORM
Thunder Vies With Artillery and
Lightning With Searchlights as
Focmen Meet in Hand-to-Hand
"Written from personal observation
and unseen by Yhe Japanese censor,
the following Is the first authentic ac
count of General Nogl's greatest as
nault on Port Arthur. Mr. Barry was
tho only Ainorlcan correspondent In
the field with Nogl's army, none of
the others being nearer the fortress
than Chefoo, SO miles away across
the Yellow Sea. From the beginning
of August to November 8. Mr. Barry
shared the hardships of the Japan
ese soldiers, mingling -with them In the
trenches and sleeping among the rocks.
During that time he represented the
San Francisco Chronicle and the Lon
don Express. He Is the first corre
upondent to arrive from the actual
teen of fighting around Port Arthur,
and his graphic story is the first au
thentic account of the terrible strug
gle around the beleaguered city.
BY RICHARD BARRY.
HO-O-ZAN (The Phoenix Mountain).
Manchuria. Aug;. 2S. Ninety-six hours of
almost incessant fighting from, sun to
moon, from moon to searchlight and from
Ecarchlight to dawn Is more than human
endurance, backed though It be by Jap
anese pluck, can stand, and there was
nothing to do last night but rest. Only
an occasional sentry pop or the roll off
to tho right of a wheezy, cannon, -whose
shot traveled on wheels' in need of grease,
told us that the sublime panorama of
mountains and valleys lying before us hid
a hundred thousand armed and warring
Until last nlght'the weather has been all
pun and moonlight, with dawns and sun
Fots tinted persimmon russet, and the val
leys bright 20 hours out of the 24; fighting
conditions Ideal for the defense, whose
Frarchllghts and star bombs made the
other four hours bright and left surprise
as difficult as to a poker student playing
with his back to a mirror. But mirror or
no mirror, the Japanese attacked. NJght
was day to them, and daytime hell, as
they hurled themselves against that Iron
chain of forts, only to break as the
waves of the sea climb -ip to shatter
upon the rocks. The rocks disintegrate;
yes. Yet hard on the waves and slow.
Losses? Officially It was admitted that
more than 23,000 were done for. Not slnco
Grant hurled his insufficient brigades on
Cold Harbor has there been such a
slaughter against a fortress. In tho Ninth
Division, which lay in our Immediate front
.nd which formed the center of the army.
two regiments were entirely annihilated
and a battalion and, a company of artillery
put out of action to a man. For a week
tho roads at the bases of our mountain
dribbled stretchers loaded with masses of
flesh, clothes and blood. The soldiers'
"bandaging places" overflowed, and the
living were so "busy helping others to live
and still others to die there was no time
to bury the dead.
Thousands of Wounded Unaided.
And all for nothing. Not a single per-
mancnt fort had been taken, not a pris
oner, not a gun from the enemy was in
our hands. The opposing mountains, re
pponslve with explosives to the touch.
where no art of the engineer was lost,
held before us as always, rim, monstrous
and calm In mighty strength. On their
underfeatures, between the opposing out
posts, lay thousands whom no first aid
dared reach, and other thousands whom
no burial squad came near. The men of
words argued long that week. They could
not agree whether it was a reverse or a
repulse. The anti-Japanese contended
that wo had not gained our point, and
that the action was a "recerse." The
lenient were certain that as we had not
been driven back, no one vain of military
technique could call it more than a "re
pulse." The 60,Ott Interested parents in
Japan knew not if it was victory or de
feat: presently they are to find that it Is
.death. Reverse" or "repulse," the com
mander cared not; he had disobeyed an
Imperial order, for the instructions were
to enter Port Arthur on the 21st of.
August. And the caterers of the treaty
porta what cared, they If "reverse" or
"repulse"? Thi banquets had been or
dered, the $5 tickets sold, the day flrr--works
stored for the fall of the Eastern
Gibraltar on this Pe-pffUiufd. 4&y, And,
now the eggs were no longer strictly
fresh, the vegetables were stale, the meats
off-color, while the back of Port Arthur
was still straight, game and careless in
all that brilliant weather.
With us to meet an officer was to see a
face drawn and grave. Useless to utter
sympathy, superfluous to express confi
dence. They had underestimated, a great
foe. miscalculated his strength, and were
paying tho price a fearful one with the
"2 o'clock in the morning courage" of
desperately determined men. They did
not waver or complain, but it was terrible
to seo them, calm, patient, silent, suf
fering, still resolute to go on, meeting
each salutation .with a hollow smile,
ghastly with ache.
"What fine weather!" we say, wanting
"For him yes; bad for us." "Him" Is
the enemy, on whom tho sun shines gaily
and for whom the new moon was a few
Mist as Japanese Ally.
Clouds came with last Evening. Slowly
the houses on tho edge of the old town
disappeared against the murky hills.
Then the new town went. The huge
cranes that marked the western harbor,
whero lay tho hunted warships, evapo
rated, the docks faded away, the stone
quarry was lost. At length the tall fac
tory chimney on the outskirts, which for
days had heen our chief landmark, went
out In the haze. That was the last wo
saw of the complete Port Arthur, whose
beleaguered, respected front had mocked
us for eight desperate days.
The moon had a hard time. She came
up with a huge cigar In her face shock
ing in a lady moon! which choked her
till she spewed and sputtered and went
out. She was a new moon and died
gamely, filling tnc air with impudenco
and bravado, so it was sometime after
midnight before the rain pattered her
off about her "business ' with that silly
cigar behind the clouds, and filled the
valley with mist. Thus the rain was our
friend and we welcomed it, casting happy
and fragrant remarks into the rising
storm, singing the mountain to sleep with
our lullaby of content, for we knew that
his searchlights could do little, perhaps
nothing, against our soldier boys, al
ready sore and tried, but valiant down
there in tho huge night Foiled in the
light we looked for them to do. something
In the dark.
But even before that we knew that tho
night was big with promise, for eight of
ficers climbed up at dusk, and lay down
with us. Wc lay at length under rubber
blankets and rough, oiled paper used in
Japan for cart covers, with our noses
stuck between the .rocks scenting for ex
citement as deer are fire-stalked in tho
great woods. But before telling, faintly.
of -a. sfffene as hellish to. the external view
as that which startled the Inner vision
of Tam O'Shanter on the brig of Ayr,
as. sublimely monstrous as the one which
confronted the gloomy conscience of
Faust upon the Brockcn, let me sketch,
briefly, the panorama before us.
How the Land Lies.
This mountain, the Phoenix, is directly
in tho rear center of Nogl's army and
about a mile from his advance posts. The
line c hills ibeforo us shades half tho
Rfmlshintr Valley "alone and beyond which
lies the ten-mile front of the two armies.
On three sides the sea is visible; to the
rieht. through Pigeon Bay, to the left be
yond Takushan, to the front beyond Port
Arthur Harbor and the Tiger's Tall Into
the ooen ocean, where lies Togo's fleet
Bv circling the apex of the mountain you
will find the sea as it curves at the back
through Iyoulsa Bay, thus bringing water
on four sides, for we are nearly in the
center of a peninsula square jawed like
an ass. Yet the Chinese call It the Re
gent's sword, for that functionary Is fond
of a curving weight to pull the metal as
he strikes. To the tip of this sword our
forces have driven the Russians, and the
foe stands aqulver waiting for the final
Dush to topple to the sea.
Were we one leg of a compass tho other
could describe an arc taking in the town
of Port Arthur, the right and left wings
of Nogl's army, and would fall half short
of Dalny at the back. To the left of the
dtv. as wo face it. are visible 12 perma
ncnt land forts, the sea fortifications not
being in sight; to the right sevon land
and more sea forts; in between every
Richard Barry, the only American
correspondent present with Nogl's
army at Port Arthur, is now on his
way to San Francisco, having arrived
at Seattle December 2. 21 o Is the
first correspondent to reach the outer
world from the besieging army, and
his story conveys the first authentic
pictures of the great assault of Au
gust 28. From his thrco months' ex
perience in the field the correspondent
Is exceptionally well qualified to dis
cuss the condition of the fortress.
which he has done in an article ob- 7
talned by The Oregonlan from Mr.
Barry on his way through Portland.
elevation bristling with temporary bat
teries; on the plain in front the hostile
armies. All about the hills jut circular
discs to the heavens, but none rise so
high as wc, a fifth of a mile above the
sea, crowned by igneous rock.
Thus, with little danger, we command
as grand a battlefield as the world has
yet produced. From here we have seen,
at the same time, exasperating as a
three-ring circus, two infantry assaults,
three artillery duels, and a naval engage
ment. The human impetus we knew not
until last night. We knew only the halt
and thrill and plunge of battle, its sound
and color, its wild glory. So we fell
asleep, the rain pattering.
Past midnight and only stray sentry
shots have carried out that promise of
something big. With difficulty we keep
awake, yet the officers behind lie expect
ant and the night Is young. The fresh
rain dapples delicious coolness and filt
ers mosquitoes tiger mosquitoes more
terrible than war. I hear deep breathing
then quiet and dreamland.
Heavens Open Fire.
Rain pelting In my face wakes me to
greet a flash-of lightning. I tuck' 4n the
rubber blanket, reach for my watch and
by the aexl flash see the hands at seven
minutes past three. I snuggle myself into
a ball and crunch the rocks closer. An
other flash behind -and I spasmodically
close iny eyesbut open them In time to
ICo&clttded pa Pe 1Z
ton Legislators Meet
WILL VOTE Afr A UNIT
United States Senatorship Dis
cussed in Portland.
LOOKS WELL FOR . SWEENY
Ankeny Men Will Refuse to Take a
Hand in the ,KIng and Pierce
County FightWest Side
WHAT COMBINE STANDS FOR.
Organization of the Rouse.
United States Senatorship.
"The Southeast Combine" would be
an appropriate name for a very formid
able organization of Washington Sena
tors and Representatives "who met in
Portland yesterday for the purpose, as
one of the members expressed it, "of
seeinf? that the Southeast got what was
coming: to it" at the Legislative session
The object of this organization was
to place the members from the south
east counties a little nearer on even
terms with the Pierce County and King-
County delegations. The southeast
counties individually send such small
delegations to the Legislature that
they cut but a sorry figure alongside
of the "bigr- delegations from King- and
Pierce, and there is corresponding; dif
ficulty experienced in securing; recog
nition on matters which in degree are
as important to a small county as to a
-The meeting as. attended by- Sfin
tors G. B. Wilson, of Whitman; A. S,
Russel, of Garfleia, Asotin and- Colum
biar F. M. Pauly, of Walla Walla; C. T.
Hudsprt. of Franklin, and G. II. Baker,
of "Klickitat; Representatives Peter
McGregor, of Whitman; Dr. H. C. -FuJ-ton,,
of Asotin; W M. Rudlo, E. B-
Henderson, W. H. Weber, of . Walla
Walla; F. Allen, of Franklin; Leo A.'
Johnson, of Yakima; W. Coats, of
Klickitat; J. M. Stevenson, of Skama
nia, and G. W. Bassett, of Adams. In
addition to these. Representative J. O.
Long, of Garfield, and E. E. Smith, of
Whitman, sent word of their willing
ness to ahldc by any agreemcrit made
by the men In attendance.
The members of the( "Southeast Com
bine" unanimously agreed to stand to
srether andwork as a unit on the fol
Organization of the House of Repre
United States Senatorship.
Other questions, affecting the good of
Photo by Richard Barry.
Japancce soldiers about to go into action from the shelter of the front siege parallel opposite the center Keekwan
battery. This trench la about 300 yards from 'Keekwan and 2000 from Port Arthur proper. The photograph gives
an. excellent Idea of the labor entailed In making the vast scries cf parallels and zig-zags shown on the map which
appears on another page. In one place IS miles of trenching was necessary to advance four miles, but the progress
of tho Japanese sappers, however- slow, must eventually result In the capture of the fortress.
the state as a. whole and Southeastern
Washington in particular will also re
ceive attention, -
. To; look after the interests -of the
combine a steering- committee, consist'-
Ing of Senator George H. Baker, chair
man, and Representatives McGregor, of
Whitman, and Rudidr of . Walla Wallau
was . appointed. -The.- meeting, was pre
sided, over by Representative Lee A.'M
Johnson, of Yakima, and in recognition'
df-'hls" services-it was decided ' to . give
him a complimentary vote, for Speaker
of the House. No particular signifi
cance Is attached to this action, as soma
of the members, in attendance announced-
that they had already; prom
ised to support another candidate and
accordingly k could" go no 'farther than
the complimentary vote for Mr. 'John
son. "While this organization was
formed for tho. general purposes named.
itfcis believed, that. the matter of elect
ing a United States Senator favorable
to the East Side -is - one- of the "main
objects in view.
West Side Organized. .
King County, has" perfected an- organ
ization and promises -to go down the
line fighting" for a King County candi
date. Pierce County is" in tho same po
sition regarding Foster. Both of these
organizations can .be so . handled at.
Olympia as to make it difficult for the,
smaller fry to secure their just dues.om
either the Senatorial or other matters.
hence the organization. The most in
teresting feature of the "Southeast
combine" lies in the fact that Its mem
bers nearly all belong to what is
known as the "Ankeny crowd." Baker,
the chairman of the steering commit
tee, was one of the leaders of the Ank
eny forces two years ago, and voting
with him from start to finish were Bas
sett. Stevenson and Coats, all of whom
have been re-elected to the coming
Legislature. Pauly Is a strong Ankeny
man and nearly all of the others are
warm friends and supporters of the
Senator from Walla Walla.
When the .matter ot standing to
gether in support of a Senatorial can
didate was brought tip. no names were
mentioned with the exception of one
King County candidate, for whom three
of the men present emphatically de
clared they would never vote. Tales
have been coming over from cast of
the mountains to. the effect that Ankeny
would -throw what strength he could
to Charles Sweeny, and color I3 given
to Iheso reports by the -fact that a
number of tho men In tho Southeast
combine are very friendly to Sweeny
and will undoubtedly vote foHhlm If
they have an opportunity. (The geo
graphical location of Spokane, which
is Sweeny's home, has been (used by
the Puget Sound men as an argument
against the Spokane man's securing
Ankeny support. It has been figured
out that tho East Side should mot have
both Senators. To this objection
sweeny and 111s mends uo not sub
scribe, and with Ankeny men and.
weehy neii meeting at a lovefeast, it
seems highly, probably that' V Senator
Ankerty has no objection to seding the
Spokane man win out if he canj do so.
Ankeny Favors Sweeny.
It is stated by men who ;are very
close to. Ankeny that he wduld much
prefer to "see Sweeny elected 'now than
to have himc defeated, to bob up ngaln
as a contestant for the Ankeny scat
four years hence. In this line of reas
oning It will be observed that King and
Pierce have been eliminated from the
list of counties holding candidates elig
ible for East Sido votes. This is made
possible theoretically and perhaps
with something more than theory be
hind it because a King County man
will not jjpte for Foster, and a Pierce
County man will not vote for a King
County candidate. An effort has been
made by the Foster people to secure
some support from Ankeny, but the
refusal of Foster to come to Ankeny's
assistance when he was badly needed
two years ago Is still rankling in the
minds of some of the best men in the
(Concluded on Page SevenJ
GOING INTO ACTION
; Land-Fraud- Case to Be
MARIE'WARE TOBE FREED
Order of. Acquittal Asked for
in Her Payor,
WALGAMOT CHANGES HIS PLEA
At the Last Moment He Breaks Down
and Tells Court and Jury-He Is
Guilty of Attempt to Defraud
. Yesterday was a day of surprises in the
Federal Court. It saw the Government
end Its casot just ten minutes after the
opening of the session. It saw the defense
rest Just 22 minutes later and announce
that tbe case was ready for Argument
In the-afternoon, those who had come
to listen to the words of John H. Hall,
in stating the case of the Government to
the jury. saw. Cla'udo Strahan, a new at
torney engaged by Frank H. Walgamot,
rise in his place before the court and
withdraw his1 client's plea of not guilty
and heard Wolgamot rise in answer to
tho question of the court and admit that
he was guilty of the crime which ho has
been trying to hido all these long days
before tho jury.
Before .the courtroom had recovered
from the surprise of the announcement.
Francis J. Heney arose and asked that
an order of acquittal be issued in the
case of Marie Ware, on the ground that
the prosecution did not believe that she
had, according to the evidence, been
guilty of aiding tho present conspiracy.
though there was no doubt but that she
had forced the name of Mattle S. Low
It was a day of sensations, but it was
a day of results, and no one who had
listened to the testimony and to the able.
clear and powerful argument of M.r. Hall
an argument at times pathetic, at others
humorous and at all times strong and
rorceful no one could go from the court
room unconvinced of the guilt of the par
f Few VitneMM Recalled.
AC the -opening of the court. Ira P.
Hower. of Eugene, was recalled for a
short time to tell wherehe had kept the
George A. Howe deeds transferred to him
by McKlnley. The witness fcstlfled that
he Is. in the habit of keeping nearly all
of his papers in a bureau drawer, and
had put the deeds there some time ago,
but that they could not be found a few
days ago when search was made for them
L. E. Bean, of Eugene, took the stand
at the request of the prosecution. He was
the attorney for Mr. Hower and had made
a search for the deeds, but was not able
to find them.
P. E. Snodgrass, the cashier of the First
National Bank of Eugene, told of the
transaction between McKlnley and Hower
when the George A. Howe lands were
given as security to Hower for money
borrowed by McKlnley. Ho told of the
conversations held between McKlnley,
Hower and himself, in which McKlnley
had stated the value of the lands and
upon which valuation the money was al
lowed to go by the bank.
The Government had wished to put two
other witnesses on the stand one, George
Sorcnson, who could not be found and
who was reported to be In the East; the
other, Tom R. Wilson, the alleged witness
on the Walgamot affidavits, who Is now
employed at the penitentiary,- but who had
been taken ill and . could not be present
at this time.
"The Government rests its case," an
nounced Mr. Heney at 10:10 o'clock, after
he had explained about the absence of the
- "If if "please the court," said Judge
O'Day. "I desire to make a statement at
this time as regards myself."
Miv Heney objected to this If it had
anything to do with the testimony of
Heldecke given the day previous in re
gard to the visit to Judge O'Day's office.
Mr. Herrey djd not wish to have the
statement of the witness attacked unless
Judge O'Day took the witness stand and
said It from there.
It Is desired by the defendants." said
Judge' O'Day, "that I make 'an argument
In this case. There is a rule which pre
cludes my appearing as a witness and
making an argument."
The court held that he would, consider
the circumstances In the case and allow
tho defendants to select the attorneys to
present their case, irrespective of whether
or not Judge O'Day testified.
I also wish to say a word for Mr.
Hardy, who was charged by a witness
here with having taken the George A.
Howe abstract to the office for an erasure
to be made. He wishes to be heard on
that question, in justice to himself."
Judge O'Day Takes. Stand.
Judge O'Day was allowed to take the
stand, and after being sworn, commenced:
"I desire to say." he said, turning to the
Jury, when he was Interrupted, by Mr.
"I want .this examination conducted by
question and answer." he said. "The
question arose upon the request of Judge
O'Day. I wanted It stopped, knowing that
It was Incompetent and that It would
have been ruled out upon objection, and
now that they have not done this, they
are bound, by it."
Judge Pipes spoke In. defense of his col
league. He thought that It would be
proper to allow Judge O'Day to make a
statement to clear himself of any Impu
tation cast by the testimony of the wit
ness. It was due- him as a delicate mat
ter affecting his honor as a lawyer and
injuring the case of the defendants In the
eyes of the Jury.
Judge Bellinger did -not see that the
(Concluded on Paxe 13.)
CONTENTS OP TODAY'S PAPEE
TODATS Fair; easterly winds.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum, temperature. 48
dep.; minimum, 30. Precipitation, none.
Richard Barry. Just returned from Port Ar
thur, gives The Oregonlan a special story
on the memorable siege. Page 1.
Armistice of six hours Is declared to permit
burial of the dead. Page 3.
Cossacks attack Japanese while they are
sleeping, kill 15, wounded an equal num
ber and capture eight guns. Page sr
RcnnenkampfC continues 'to pursue the Jap
anese. Page 3.
Forty-five people are injured in Missouri
train wreck. Page 1.
New York modis secures writ of attach-
merUtscVt.. 51.137 claim against Mrs.
All of the -thousands of shots fired at Lelter
mines are found to have gone wide.
Supervising architect will recommend appro
priations df $100,000 and $85,000, respec
tively, for Federal buildings at Oregon
City and Baker City. Page 2,
R. A. Gunnison, of Binghampton. Jv. Y., Is
appointed to succeed Judge Brown in
Alaska. Page 2.
Expert finds many of the ballots in Denver
precinct illegal. Page C.
Piatt says Odell promised not to fight Dopew;
Black's partner says Odell will support ex
Governor. Page -
German demand for champagne decreases
i.0gi..000 buctle In six months, and 8.000.
000 fewer cigars were smoked. Page- 7.
Czar will allow expelled Finns who are
members of Diot to return and take part
in Its deliberations. Page 5.
"Willamette University wins listless' game
from . Chemawa. 13-0. Page 14.
Washington University team plays to no
score with Seattle Athletic Club. Fage 14.
KuUnomah defeats Astoria 21 to 0j rage 17.
Nelson to give Britt hard battle. Page 17.
Sporting review of the week. Page 17.
Baseball franchise formally .transferred to
Judge McCreedle. Pace 14.
W. B. Petrie arrested for attempting to
wreck O. R. fc N. trains In Idaho. Page tj.
Survivors of wrecked Japanese vessel picked
up at sen. Page 6.
Lively municipal elections at Oregen City
and Albany. Or.. Monday. Page 6.
Commercial and Marine.
Improved tone of hop market notwithstanding
Inactivity. Page 13.
Prune stocks in California decreasing. Page IS.
Bullish news Influences wheat at Chteago
Further contraction hown by New York
" bank etatement. Page 13.
Untvcn "strength shown by Mocks. Page 15.
Cotton market slumps oa Government report.
Survey steamer Arago launched. Page 11.
German bark Anna chartered far lumber.
Portland and A'lclnlty.
Eugene Dlazler indicted for perjury. Page 10.
Frank Walgamot pleads guilty In land fraud
trial; charge of conspiracy againnt Marie
Ware dismissed. Page 1.
Wrl: - jcl'lators hold secret meeting
in Portland and form "southeast com
bine." Pagf 1.
Ordinance compelling saloons to have lights
extinguished between 1 and 5 A. M. to be
Introduced in the Council. Page po.
Chapter of accidents during last two days.
Activity In the real estate market. Page 10.
AH books of City Engineer's Department will
be investigated. Page 10.
Local option factions getting ready for the
fray. Page 11.
Oo.nruuRUin .oon to begin on portage road.
Features and Departments.
Editorial. Pare 4.
Church announcements. Page 25.
Classified advertisements. Pages 25-29.
Elisabeth In her Oregon home. Page 35.
Alice Roosevelt and her many suitors. Page 32.
Opportunities for young women. Page 35.
Getting the capltol ready for Congress.
England's beautiful lake county. Page 40.
Harriman's daughters as horsewomen. Page
Mr. Dooley'a. letter. Page 32.
The Simple Life. Page 43.
Work on, the Panama Canal. Page-34.
Richest woratin in the world talks' about mak
ing moaey. Page 37;
Ola Lim JuckTin. Page 44. "
Society. Pages 22-23.
Dramatic. Pages 1S-19. '
Musical. Page 24.
Household and fashions. Pages 3S-39.
Youth's dsstxtment. Page 4
T HE KILLE
Forty-Five People Are
Hurt in Trainwreck.
INJURIES OF TEN SERIOUS
Broken Rail Causes Three
Coaches to Leave Track.
GO, DOWN BANK" INTO' STREAM
Mbsouri Passenger Is Behind Time
and Is Believed to Have Ignored
Order to Slow Up on
HOLDEN. Ho., Dec. 3. Missouri Pacific
passenger train, No. 1. westbound from
St. Louis to Kansas City, due hejrc at 4
o'clock this afternoon, was wrecked at
the water-works bridge, two miles east ot
here, resulting in the injury of about 4-
passengers, . ten seriously. The . accident
was caused by a broken rail, which pro
jected from the track, catching- the first
coach behind the mail car, throwing It
from the track down a 20-foot embank
ment, and causing two other coaches, a,
Pullman and the diner, to follow It. The
broken rail was on the bridge, and the
rear Pullman rolled off the brldg& Into the
creek below, and. the passengers inside
were all seriously injured.
Two old ladies imprisoned in this car
were taken out at the top after holes had
been made with axes. 'fhe engine, two
baggage cars and the mail car passed the
bridge In safety and remained on the
track, but all the remainder of tfie train
. There were SO members of the Warrens
burg Lodge, Knights of Pythias, on the
wrecked train, and few of", them escaped
The wreck occurred 14- miles west ol
Dead Man's Curve." where the "worst wreck
In the history of the Missouri Pacific Bail
way happened In October, when 30 persons
lost their lives.
Supposition has it that orders were.given
the train crew at Center View today ta
slow up at tho water-works bridge-. oh ac
count of a broken rail there. It seems
that the train was behind tho schedule
.time, and this order-" was -not ' heeded.
When the heavy passenger train, running
at a -high rato of speed, struck this brldgp,
striking the broken rail, which turned and
projected from the ground, there was a
tremendous crash, and three coaches,
diner and sleeper were hurled down an
embankmenL Shrieks and cries arose
from mothers thinking of their children,
and men lay under the debris, helpless to
save their families. The scene was heart
rending. Railroad physicians were summoned to
the scene at once, and they worked for
hours upon the wounded, who were taken
to near-by houses. One country home was
turned into a hospital. Following is a
partial list of the Injured:
L. H. Hickman. State Building &. Loan
Company, ot Warrensburg. Mo., back hurt;
Wallace Croesiey. Representative-elect from
Johnson County Missouri, badly hurt: P. L.
Ferguson, County Treasurer. Holden Mo.,' head
cut; G. E. McDonald. Warrensburg". badly
hurt; Mrs. C. Truase, Kremlin. Oklahoma, con
tusion on head; Helen Truase. Kremlin, con
tusion on head; John Fowler. Clarksburg. Mo.,
knee sprained: H. Claxton. St. Louis, will die;
Mr. Eddy. Lincoln. Neb., hip sprained: E. D.
Smith. St. Louis, head and face hurt; Mrs.
Max Wolf. Kansas City, eye hurt and neck
badly hurt; Mra. John Eberhart. Kansas City,
shoulder and hand crushed; Mrs. M. C. Pelrce
and baby, hurt about head: W. 11. Pierce,
wife and daughter. Pueblo. Colo.j bruised, and
Mrs. Pierce's hip seriously Injured; Mrs. Tom
Oatcs. Warrensburg. Mo., head hurt; Miss Ora
McCord. Denver, head lacerated; E. P, Priest.
Warrensburg. neck wrenched and body
bruteed; Tom Barrett. Barrett, Kan., head
hurt: G. A. Lander, Warrensburg. head, cut
and bruised; Mrs. J. P. Hubeaky. Pueblo, and
four small sons, all bruised about head and
bodies: Mrs. Gillette. New York, aged 70
years, badly hurt; Miss Minnie Gillette. New
York, body bruised; H. A. Mosher. Warrens
burg. scalp lacerated; James Butler, Holden.
leg Injured: John Ros. Jefferson City, Mo.,
head cut; Mrs. George Well3, Salt Lake City,
leg hurt: William Jamalson, Trinidad. Colo.,
head Injured; W. A. McBrlde, Warrensburg.
leg sprained; Albert Thomay. St. Louis, serl
ocr; M. J. Payne. St. LouK Pullman con
ductor, rlba broken, knee fractured; Mrs. Wil
liam Jamalson. Trinidad. Colo., collar bon!
broken: Miss IornR Dollljue, Wichita, eye. de
stroyed; H. Frankel. Kansas City, head badly
eui: A- E. Cartwright. Louisville. K, limbs
badly cut; George Austin. Warrensburg. ahoul
Injured Arrive in Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Dec. 3. A. relief
train which went from here to the scene
of the wreck returned late tonight, bring
ing many of the Injured to the Missouri
Pacific Hospital and other hospitals In
APPROVES W0EK OF TAFT.
Roosevelt Heartily Indorses the
Agreement Reached With Panama.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3. The report ct
Secretary Taft, special envoy of the
United States to Panama, of his negotia
tions with that government, has been re
ceived here. It may be stated with
authority that after careful consideration
the President has given his entire ap
proval to the same and has advised Secre
tary Taft by cable to this effect.
Panama Is Advised.
PANAMA. Dec 3. Approval was re
ceived from Washington this afternoon
by Secretary of War Taft to conclude the
agreement reported by him and officials
of the Panama government looking to tho
settlement of points in dispute regarding
the government of the canal zone. The
text of the agreement will be made public
Monday. Secretary Taft will sail for tho
"United States next Wednesday, but will
stop at Kingston. Jamaica, to look Into
the question of securing laborers thcra
for work on the canal.