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THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEWS-JOURNAL
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NORFOLK. NKUKASKA. FRIDAY. MAHfl 1 4. 1910.
WOMAN MAY DIE
FROM HER WOUNDS
MRS. STANFIELD WAS 1
INTERNALLY BY A Ki
STILL BLEEDING FROM INSIDE
JUST RECOVERING FROM OPERATION -
TION , WOUND TORN OPEN.
REWARD EOR HER ASSAILANT
Mrs. Stanfleld Says the Doctor Tells
Her That She Must Undergo An
other Operation Now Left Hospital
Prematurely to Testify In Case.
Dr. H. T. Holden says Mrs.
Stanfleld Is still vomiting and
passing blood as a result of
the kick administered by her
mysterious assailant In the
night. The kick tore open a
' fresh surgical wound , Mrs.
Stanfleld having left the hos
pital prematurely to testify In
the Hadar bank robbery case ,
ao a sequel to which she waa
attacked. Dr. Holden thinks
ahe will live , but says she
may die. In case she lives ,
another operation will be nec
Sheriff Smith and County
Attorney Nichols came to
Norfolk from Madison Thurs
day to take steps toward ap
prehending the man. A re
ward of $50 for his arrest and
conviction la offered.
Cross Bones on Windows.
That black hand methods were used
about four days before an attack on
Mrs. Stanfleld's life is a story cor
roborated by her husband.
"On last Saturday , " says Mrs. Stan-
field , "white crosa > bones appeared on
one window In the front part of the
house. On Sunday the same cross ap
peared on another window. On Mon
day the same sort of cross bones
# hloh I jOHitlvey } bellpvp was , made
with blood , appeared on the door. " ]
When asked If ho believed the cross
bones was made in blood Mr. Stan
fleld said : "I won't swear to the fact
that it was blood but I don't believe
it was paint or crayon. I washed it
Two threatening letters were re
ceived by Mrs. Stanfleld before the
trial of the Hadar bank robbers at
Pierce. One of the letters which Mrs.
Stanfleld has in her possession was
put in her mail box nt her home in
February , 1909. Written on a type
writer , evidently by an amateur on the
machine , it had no date , and read as
"Mrs. E. S. Stanfleld , Dear Madam :
Take my advice and keep quiet as to
the dressing of the hand which was
cut In Jan , which you dressed this Is
nil I have to say. Silence Is best. Re
"One Who Knows , Jack. "
The other letter Mrs. Stanfleld could
not find last night but repeated It tea
a News reporter. It was mailed , ac
cording to Mrs. Stanfleld , on a train
at Emerson , Neb. , dated March 31 ,
1909. The letter reads' as follows :
"Dear Mrs. Stanfleld : Remember
what you were told about the dressing
of that hand. You did not take our
advice. You have yourself to blame
for further results. ( Signed ) J. "
Suffering From Internal Wounds.
Confined to her bed , suffering In
tense pain from Internal injuries re
ceived as the result of the kick ad
ministered by her assailant at her
home on Phillip avenue Tuesday even
ing , Mrs. E. S. Stanfleld told a News
reporter the story of her terrible
struggle with the man when he found
that it would be impossible to drag
her behind a pile of old machinery
which lies heaped up behind her house
where It Is believed , with the aid of a
companion , nn attempt on her life was
"Rat" Saved Her Head.
Mrs. Stanfleld , who has two alight
wounds on her head as the result of
the assailant's knife , says she be
lieves the rat she wears in her hair
saved her from having her head cut
' The drosa which Mrs. Stanflold wore
on the night of the stabbing was torn
to shreds and spattered with mud
showing how desperately the woman
fought to keep her assailant from drar-
glng her to her possible death.
First Time Without Her Revolver.
"It was the first night I have ev <
gone out in the yard without my r
volver , " said Mrs. Stanfleld , produi.-1
Ing a largo 38-callber revolver which'
she had underneath her pillow. "l (
was 9 o'clock at night. I had washe'd
out ono of my nurse uniforms and a
few colored clothes and went to hang
i em up on the lino. After leaving
the shed which adjoins my kitchen I
told my daughter , &velyn , to lock the
door which Is our custom.
Coming back to the abed I was about
to tell Evelyn to open the door when
a man stepped out wearing a dark
doth over his noae and mouth , which
I believe was tied around his neck.
He Unshed a light In m > face
Immediately after he bllndul mo
< J/.U the light I called out to Evelyn
'o/y'i the door locked and call her
t . t > 0y'V H then the man grabbed mo
and tp < d to drag me out of the
shed tot/ard the wood pile. I fought
him back to the shed where I tried to
call for help. He put his hand over
my mouth and said :
"Yon , I told you to
keep your mouth shut and I will 11 x
you so you will. "
Ho then again pulled me out of the
shed and had mo near the pile of ma
chinery. I called for help and he
again put his hand over my mouth and
said , "I told you to keep your mouth
shut. " Ho then struck me in the eye
and I said , "No one but a coward
would do anything ns this. "
"Ho did not seem to be trying to
hit mo until I pulled his mask off and
scratched him In the face , when the
light of a street lamp fell on his face
and I caught the gllmpso of the shin
ing steel of his knife and also got a
good look at him.
A Light Colored Negro , Perhaps.
"He looked like a mulatto or light
colored negro. Many times I pulled
his hair , which was curly and very
thick. I pulled off the pocket on his
coat and during the scuffling , In which
I dodged him several times , I could
smell his breath and I know ho was
eating perfumed candy , which was
probably Sen-Sen. He stumbled once
and then ho slashed at my head. I
threw up my arms to guard myself
and ho stabbed mo In the arm and
said , 'Do you feel that cut ? '
"Ho held to my skirts and dress and
did not hit me In the face until I shout
ed for help again when I heard some
one walking on the sidewalk. His
companion , whom I believe was hiding
behind the machinery , whistled a sig
nal and ho again said , 'Keep your
mouth shut , d you , ' and cursed.
"A number of times during the
struggle ho said , 'You are awful stout. '
"I shouted once more and then he
struck mo again In the eye. His com
panion whistled again and he endeav
ored to hit mo with his weapon and
then kicked mo In the side. I was
t obab'.v stunned anjl my husband ,
who Was at the depot at work , ar
rived and took me In the house.
Means Another Operation.
"The doctor says I will have to undergo -
dorgo another operation. I left the
hospital before I really should to tes
tify in the Hadar bank robbery case.
I did nothing only that which I thought
was my duty. I can Identify the man
who attacked me any time. "
Little Girl Was Frightened.
"I heard the scuffling in the abed , "
said little Evelyn Stanfield last night ,
"but I did not hear any talking ; I was
BO frightened I could hardly use the
telephone to call my papa. "
MAKES A SENSATIONAL ESCAPE
Kansas Bank Robber Leaps From High
Window of Court Room.
Muskogce , Okla. , March 2. Stray
Waddell , when arraigned today charg
ed with complicity in robbing a bank
nt Ford , Kan. , made a sensational es
cape from Judge Balley'R court room.
He eluded his guards and leaped from
a high window to the ground. A dozen
or more deputies were guarding him ,
expecting- attempt- rescue might
be made. Waddell la'aald'to'tiave
nerved sentences In tho'Jollet-and' Jef
ferson City penitentiaries.
MURDERER PLEADS GUILTY
Fred Robinson's Trial at Beatrice
Comes to an Abrupt End.
Beatrice , Neb. , March 3. The case
of the state against Fred Robinson of
Lincoln , charged with murdering his
wife In this city last November , came
to an abrupt ending in the district
court yesterday when Robinson plead
ed guilty to murder in the second de
gree before Judge Pemberton and was
sentenced to life Imprisonment. Rob
inson visited Beatrice November 28 ,
1909 , and after calling his wife out In
the hallway of the Ponnor block whore
she was visiting with her grandfather ,
W. L. Folden , shot her three times.
Ho then turned the weapon upon him
self , inflicting a dangerous wound.
Mrs. Robinson died from her Injuries
but Robinson survived.
For Irrigation Projects.
Washington , March 3. Bills au
thorizing the acceptance of 130,000,000
worth of certificates of Indebtedness
for the completion of Irrigating pro-
ts and providing for the purchase of
,000,000 worth of real estate Infer
for the future use of gov-
wore passed by the senate.
voted down a proposition to
provide residences in foreign capitals
for diplomatic officials. The senate
was in session about four hours and
the house six. Both houses will bo In
Manila Strike Lasts One Day.
Manila , March 3. The strike Inaug
urated yesterday by the crewa of the
Intor-ialand steamers ended today
when the men agreed to work for the
present at their old wages , but with
the understanding that certain de
mands would be made later.
NICARAGUAN REBELLION IS PUT
THE WAR THERE IS AT AN END
The Insurrectionary Movement Head
ed Against Zelaya In the First Place
and Madrlz Later , has Fallen Flat ;
Rebels Fall for Lack of Aid.
Blucllelds , March 3. The insurrec
tionary movement headed by General
Estrada against the Nlcaraguan gov
ernment has been practically crushed.
The Insurgent campaign In the west
lias run out and nothing Is left to the
[ irovislonals but a resort to guerrilla
warfare , encouraged by the desperate
hope that the United States may yet
Intervene in a wish to put an end to
the situation in the republic.
For the first time today the corres
pondents and the prominent person
ages of this city were told the true
situation which , however , has been
.suppressed for a week. The public
generally is still in the dark and pin
ning Its faith to the false reports col
lected about insurgent successes. The
reports have been given currency not
only In this city but have been sent
broadcast with the deliberate purpose
of influencing opinion in the United
States and elsewhere and of attracting
recruits from the government's force.
It is now adimtted that General
Chamorros' campaign was a failure.
He had hoped that the interior would
welcome and reinforce the insurgents'
arms. This was possible up to the
time President Zelaya resigned. His
resignation and the election of Presi
dent Madrlz appears to have satisfied
the people In the interior and the
west and when General Estrada's army
reached the heart of the country they
wfcre given a lukewarm reception and
little or no aid.
TEDDY SHOOTING ANTELOPES.
The Party Will Reach Khartoum , Sou
dan , March 17 Naples In April.
Khartoum , Soudan , March 3. Col
onel Roosevelt and his party left Mon-
galla today for Lake No , whore Colonel -
onel Roosevelt may take a shot at the
antelopes of that vicinity. The party
Is duo here , according to the local
understanding , on' March 17.
Roosevelt In Naples In April.
Naples , March 3. Mrs. Theodore
Roosevelt and Miss Ethel , returning
from an excursion to Capri today ,
found a message from Colonel Roosevelt
velt awaiting them. The message
stated that Colonel Roosevelt had
made no change In his plans. He ex
pects to arrive here during the first
week of April and will go to Rome to
call on King Victor Emmanuel and the
pope. He will then proceed to Paris ,
where he Is duo on April 15.
Geneva , Switzerland , March 3.
Former President Roosevelt and Bru
tus J. Clay , former American minister
to Switzerland , were today appointed
corresponding members of the Geneva
London Gives Teddy Keys to City.
London , March 3. The court of
common council today unanimously
adopted a resolution conferring the
honorary freedom of the city on Theo
dore Roosevelt , in recognition of the
"distinguished services to civilization
during1 his presidency aud his efforts
towards the maintenance of the'pcaco
ofthe world. " Mr. ' .Roosevelt will ,
visit London the middle of May.
JEFF DAVIS' RECORD STANDS.
Arkansas * Senator Not Permitted to
Strike Out Damaging Words.
Washington , March 2. Senator Jef
ferson Davis of Arkansas was today
denied the privilege of striking from
the record a statement In his testi
mony before the house committee on
public lands In advocacy of the Ar
kansas "sunk lands" bill , that he
would receive a large legal fee if the
bill were passed.
SUPT. DAVIDSON PRESIDENT.
Omaha School Man Chosen Head of
National Educational Association.
Indianapolis , March 2. The Nation
al Educational association today elect
ed W. N. Davidson , superintendent of
the public schools of Omaha , as presi
dent for the coming year.
French for Arbitration.
Paris , March 2. The French gov
ernment has replied to Secretary
Knox's proposal to the powers looking
to the establishment of a permanent
international court of arbitrarial Jus
tice accepting the proposition In prin
ciple but making certain suggestions
which the French government believes
will bring all the other powers Into ac
Tip on Road Maintenance.
Foreign countries are years ahead
of the United States In road building
and road maintenance. They keep
men constantly on the roads looking
for signs of decay. As aoon as a road
begins to unravel the spot la repaired.
It must be cheaper and- better to re
pair the first Indications of deteriora
tion and always have the roads In
good shape than to wait until a road
is Impassable or full of ruts and gul
lie * and then build a new one.
THE ASTORS NOT TO MAKE UP.
Counsel for the Wife Applies for the
| Final Divorce Decree.
New York , March 3. Counsel for
Mrs. Ava Willing Astor filed In White
Plains today a note of Issue for a mo
tion to make permanent the Interlocu
tory decree of divorce she obtained
from Colonel John Jacob Astor , granted -
ed by a justice at New' York city more
than three months ago.
JOHN D JR.
, , . ,
HE WILL MANAGE GIVING AWAY
HIS FATHER'S MILLIONS.
HE QUITS ALL OTHER BUSINESS
The Giving Away of the OH King's
Vast Fortune Will Require the Ener
gies of His Son to Exclusion of All
Else , for Years to Come.
New York , March 3. Jonn D. Rocke
feller , jr. , will probably become the
active head of the new Rockefeller
fund and devote his entire time to the
philanthropic work undertaken by his
father. To this end young Mr. Rocke-
uer resigned as a director of the
Standard Oil company on January 11.
Mr. Rockefeller this week severed his
connection with the United States
Steel corporation and plans to retire
from all active business , that he may
be unhampered in me direction of the
The control and direction of the vast
sums of the Rockefeller fund involves
a task which will require the undivid
ed energies of young Mr. Rockefeller
for years to come.
TO HELP JOHN D. SPEND IT
Bill Introduced In Senate Incorporates
Oil King's Corn.
Washington , March 2. The Rocke
feller fund is incorporated by n bill in
troduced in the senate today. It is
understood that the purpose is to pro
vide a method for John D. Rockefeller
to dispose of his enormous wealth in
a manner beneficial to mankind.
EXPRESS CO ,
JUDGE GARLAND GIVES DECISION
IN DAKOTA RATE CASE.
COMMISSION LACKED AUTHORITY
The Reduction of Rates 20 Per Cent ,
as Ordered by the South Dakota
Railway Commission , Is Knocked
Out by Judge Carland at Sioux Falls.c
Sioux Falls , S. D. , March 3. Judge
Carland of the federal court rendered
a , decision which is n complete victory
for the express companies doing busi
ness in South Dakota.
He holds in substance that the act
of the legislature did not give the
board of railroad commissioners au
thority to make the schedule of rates
complained of by the express compa
nies , which was a general reduction of
20 percent from the rates in effect
January 1 , 1909.
TRAINS STALLED AT OGDEN.
Southern Pacific Tied Up Worse Than
Ever Before In Its History.
Ogden , Utah , March 3. With hun-
dreds of passengers marooned here
including many colonists from east
ern points , the Southern Pacific rail
road Is tied up worse than n any
other time in Its history. Not a train
has left for the west for twenty-four
hours and floods In the Humboldt val
ley where the river has changed Its
course are so overwhelming according
to local officials that It will require a
week and possibly ten days before
traffic can be partially restored.
Southern Pacific train No. 9 , which
left for the west Tuesday , carrying
tons of mall , will return from Nevada.
Other passenger trains sent out from
here will return to Ogden , where the
Southern Pacific railroad maintains a
hotel where passengers are being ac
commodated. The Union Pacific and
the Denver and Rio Grande continue
to operate trains east of Ogden and
their incoming passengeis swell the
number of marooned westbound trav
Ships Tangled In a Fog ,
Now York , March 2. Enveloped'In '
thick fog , New York harbor and the
waters nearby are full of peril to mar
iners. The British steamer SIdra ,
with sugar from Cardenas , Cuba , was
in collision outside the harbor with
the Norwegian fruit steamer Minnesota
seta and received a broken bow and
other damages. The extent of the
Minnesota's injtlry Is not known.
About twenty miles southeast of Bar-
nogot , N. J. , the schooner Republic ,
from Porto Rlcan ports for Now York ,
was struck by the Royal Mall Steam
Packet company's steamer Tagus from
Kingston , Jamaica. It was necessary
to call a tug to assist the Republic ,
the Tague standing by meanwhile.
OUTCOME OF TODAY'S COUNCIL
MEETING EAGERLY AWAITED.
MAYOR AGAINST ARBITRATION
He Snaps His Fingers at the Republi
can Political Organization ; Car Company -
pany Officials Refuse to Budge Big
Strike Scheduled for Friday.
Philadelphia , March 3. Philadelphia
is waiting with anxiety the outcome
of the meeting of the city councils
called for this afternoon to discuss'
ways and means of bringing about a
termination of the strike of the street
car men. What the councils may bo
able to accomplish In favor of the
mayor's stand against arbitration of
any character Is problematical. Arbi
tration has been scouted by the Phila
delphia Rapid Transit company offic
ials , the city's representatives on the
board of directors of the company and
in fact by practically all persons con
nected In an official capacity with the
transit company. (
The action taken at the meeting of
the Central Labor union last night ,
when that organization made final
preparations to carry the threatened
sympathetic strike order Into execu
tion , has been discounted by the com
pany which professes to believe that
only a small percent of the 100,000
workmen who might respond to the
call will obey the strike order. As It
now stands the big strike will be start
ed at midnight Friday.
At a conference held last night be
tween the business men's representa
tives and Clarence O. Pratt , organizer
of the Amalgamated Association of
Street Railway employes , Bir. Pratt
said ho favored arbitration and will be
willing to do almost anything to pre
vent the gigantic sympataetlc strike.
A no mayor is so strong against any in
terference by outside parties that he
has let It be known that he will risk
an open rupture with the republican
organization ratherthan give in to the
men. He affirms that his only duty
as chief executive of the city so far
as the strlko'ls concerned Is to main-
tnln order. ljs ! position of rgpjesenta-
tlvo or the city on the transit com
pany's board of directors Is ex-offlclo
and not elective , the other two city di
rectors being elected by councils. The I |
mayor therefore says he is not bound
by any resolutions adopted by the
That the mayor Is Indifferent over
the prospect of a break with the poi I i
lltlcal 1 leaders Is showd In a statement
he 1 made In answer to a question as to
1f the result of a certain political con
ference held yesterday. He said *
"They wanted me to change and told
me they were getting telegrams from j
leaders in Florida and that I was com
mitting political suicide if I did not
change. I told them I did not care
about state Senator McNlchol , Recor
der Vare or Senator Penrose or any
body else , or whether I was commit
ting political suicide or not , that I
was going to stand just where I was ,
no matter what tne result. "
An extra detail of policemen has
been ordered on duty at the city hall
in order to prevent the friends of ar-
bltration from storming the council
chamber as was done in 1905 when a
monster demonstration was made
against the obnoxious lease of the city
Today the company claims about
1,000 cars are running. A regular
schedule is maintained.
Discount General Strike Order. I- I
Several associations of the employ- ! '
era whose workmen are threatening to
go on a sympathetic strike , held
meetings to discuss the situation. The
masteV builders at its meeting adopt-
ort resolutions commending the city
administration for Its stand in main-
tnlnlng order and further resolved to
declare a lockout if the members of
the building trades unions strike.
The Philadelphia Foundrymen's as-
soclailon at their meeting adopted a
resolution depreciating the proposed
Director of Public Safety Clay stat-
cd he had been taking a number of
the workmen on strike. According to
the reports received by the police in
a canvass made at the director's orders -
dors , workmen generally will Ignore
the strike order.
Better Order at Still Plant.
South Bethlehem. Pa. , March 3.
More men returned to work today at
the Bethlehem Steel works , where a
strike Is in progress , than on any day
since the outbreak of the foreign
strikers last Friday. The good order
that la being maintained has inspired
confidence in the men who desire to
work , and the company expects to
steadily increase Its force. Picketing
by the strikers Is atlll In force , however -
over , and the leaders of the strikers
are not letting up in their efforts to
keep the great plant crippled. The
two companies of state police and the
hundred deputies sworn In by the sher
iff are still on duty , but they are not
meeting with any trouble.
Fairbanks Visits King Edward.
London , March 3. Charles W. Fair
banks , accompanied by American Am
bassador Rold , visited King Edward
at Buckingham palace today.
CONDITION OP m WtATHER
Temperature for Twenty.four Hours.
Forecast for Nebraska.
Barometer \ 2li.UO
Chicago , March I ! . The bulletin Is
sued \\y \ \ the Chicago station of the
United States \\onthor bureau gives
the 1 forecast for Nebraska as follows-
Fair tonight and Friday ; moderate
' Butte , Mont. , Strike ends.
llutto , Mont. . March 3. The strlk-
Ing j mine engineers voted to return
to t work. This marks the end of the
, HORRORS OF ENGLISH JAILS.
A Nightmare of Pain and Degradation ,
' Lady Lytton Says.
I , London , March 3. Lady Constance
Lytton has recently served her second
sentence for militant tactics In con-
noctlon with the "Votes for Women"
campaign. She was imprisoned for
several days at Newcastle , but was
set free by order of the homo secre
tary as having a weak heart. Then
she determined to see whether she
would bo treated In the same way If
she were In a humbler walk of life.
As her admirers say of her :
"She is a suffragette of the classes
who wished to bo treated as a auffra-
getto of the masses. "
So she disguised herself as a worft-
Ing woman , under the name of Jane
Wharton , and was arrested. Sen
tenced to fourteen days , with the op-
tlon of a fine , she chose to go to Jail
and passed a week In the Walton Jail
in Liverpool. Then her Identity was
discovered and she was released , In
an i exhausted condition from the ef
fects of forcible feeding.
"Tho reality , " uho said afterwards ,
"surpassed all that I had anticipated.
It was a living nightmare of pain , horror -
ror and revolting degradation. The
sensation Is that of being strangled
and there is a feeling of complete help
lessness , as of nn animal in a trap. "
BAR OUT CHEAP VET SCHOOLS.I
Only High Grade Veterinary Colleges
Turn Out Meat Inspectors. ,
Washington , March 3. Only a few '
of the veterinary colleges of the country -
try are recognized by the civil service
' for examination for moat inspectors ,
'according to Chief .Melvin of the bureau -
reau of animal industry at a hearing
before a house committee.
Dr. Melvin was asked how the buv i
rean sot Its employes for inspecting * ' *
the packing houses , for work In pre
vention of hog cholera and for other
lines of disease. I
"Unless a young man Is a graduate
of one of those favored high class col-
leges ho cannot even try for an exam- I
inatlon , " suggested Mr. Booher of Mis
souri , a democrat.
"We have found , " answered Dr. Mel
vin , "that the graduates of the better
grades of colleges are better grounded
in the work than those that come from
cheap colleges. Cheap collegea do not
have thorough courses. " |
Dr. Molvln said the bureau Inspect
ed 576 packing houses In 240 cities
yearly , which pack about 96 per cent
of meat that goes Into Interstate com
merce. Just at present , he suggested ,
the export trade had fallen off to some
extent , "because of the high price of
meats at home. "
A TARRIFF BILL FLURRY.
Democrats I Try to Start a Bill to Re-
vlte the Tariff.
Washington , March 3. A demo
cratic < proposition to amend the tariff
law 1 threw the house into confusion
and sent republican leaders scurrying
about in order to control the situation.
A < bill exempting from the payment of
tonnage ' of vessel stopping at ports on
the t great lakes having passed the
senate was taken up for consideration.
Representative Hitchcock of Nf-bras- ' ,
ka 1 sought recognition from the chair
with an amendment providing for a
reduction ' of 25 percent in the customs
duties on Canadian goods.
Chairman Payne of the committee
on ways and means , taking alarm , pro
ceeded down the aisle and to the chair
of the speaker where a hurried con
ference i took place. Returning to the
floor ' Mr. Payne was recognized amid
a noisy demonstration for recognition j
by I Representative Hitchcock who In- ! ,
slsted he had a prior right to that
claim. I I
"From the standpoint of leadership ' I i
said the speaker , "the gentleman from
New 1 York seems to be the most con
spicuous gentleman opposed to this
bill ' this "
on side. ,
Then in order to head off further' '
activity on the part of democrats Mr.
Payne moved to recommit the mcas-
ure and voted with his party to defeat
his own motion , which was done , 118 j
to 160. The parliamentary status of
the bill was then so advanced that
under the rules there was nothing further -
ther to do except to put It upon Its
final passage and It was passed. i'i
Nlobrara Methodists Give Concert. II I
NIobrara , Neb. , March 3. Special <
to i The News : The Methodist church ,
ably i assisted by the local talent , gave
an i enjoyable concert in the opera
house. Every number deserves spe
cial i mention. i
In spite of the difficulty of roproduc-1 I
Ing ! the subtle atmospheric humor of :
Dickens , O. A. II. Bruce of Crolghton I I
gave a clover and delightful reading
of the famous Buzfuz address to the
Jury In the Bardoll-Plckwick case.
For an encore Mr. Bruce gave a ae
ries of lightning changa humorous 1m-
84 DEAD IN
THE i CANYON
HORROR | OF GREAT NORTHERN
TRAIN DISASTER INCREASES.
RESCUERS | IN GREAT DANGER
GREAT < AVALANCHES CONSTANTLY
LY SEEN SHOOTING DOWN.
DEM | ) UNDER 40 FEET OF SHOW
It ' Is Believed None of the Sixty-Seven
Listed as Missing , Will be Found
Alive Rescuers Find Blood Red
Spots of Snow , Severed Arms.
' Everett , Wash. , March 3. It Is now
almost i certain the death toll In the
avalanche , . that carried away two Great
Northern trains and seven steam and
electric ' locomotives will total eighty-
i Few believe that any of the alxty-
seven ' listed aa missing will bo found
alive. ' The rescuers themselves are
In i a perilous position for the d'inger
from | snowslldss is not over. Warm
winds accompanied by frequent show-
era are working havoc with the looao
snow which is eighteen feet deep on
the \ level and frequently avalanches
are seen shooting down the Bleep
slopes. Rumors current last night
that ono of these avalanches has bur
led I the relief parties cannot be con
The exact number of dead will not
be ' known for weeks , not until the
'snow ! which Is over forty feet deep In
the ' canyon , has molted. Workmen
digging ' In the snow and wreckage re
port 1 finding dismembered bodies , sev
ered ' arms and hands. Frequently the
first 1 intimation that they are digging
near i a body , comes when they uncover
a i lame potch of blood red snow.
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ANOTHER I TRAIN ALMOST OVER
Coolness of Conductor Saves Lives.
One Dead , Eighteen Injured.
Spokane , Wash. , March 3. Oriental
limited No. 2 , eastbound oh the Great
Northern railroad , fell victim to nn
avalanche of snow and rocks. Ono
person was killed and twelve others
Injured , some of them seriously. The
entire train escaped plunging down a
fifty-foot embankment by a narrow
margin. The accident occurred twen
ty-two miles east of Spokane. The
train carried 175 passengers.
As the train waa rounding a curve ,
the engineer , Alonzo Carle of Spokane ,
and several passengers saw the great
mass of boulders blocking the way.
Carle threw on the emergency brakes
twenty-five feet before the mass waa
reached. When the' mass struck the
tanks in the cars exploded , fire imme
diately burst out In five of the forward
cars and they began to topple over the
Conductor B. S. Robertson saw the
danger and grasped the only chance
to save the rest of the train. Calling
for help from the uninjured mon paa-
aengers , he ran forward and uncoupled
the last three cars.
With the aid of the passengers these
were aaved and backed out of danger.
The dead :
Ed Miller , Hlllyard , Wash. , fireman.
The Injured :
Alonzo Carle , engineer , Spokane.
E. E. Swanborg , Mount Vernon ,
Albert H. Fortln , Mount Vernon ,
William O. Elbrldge , 17-year-old
tramp , no hope , thrown with the en
gine : down the embankment.
B. .1. Fahey , Seattle , news agent.
F. H. Ashley , Seattle , news agent.
C. F. Coflinberry , Seattle.
H. C. Nelson , baggage clerk , Seattle.
P , VanLippelop , mall clerk.
John Nelson , mail weigher.
Rev. Benjamin Wingle and wife of
Chicago , bruised.
Mr. Wingle is 70 years old and Is
suffering from a wrenched back.
PULLMAN ' , WASH. , IS FLOODED.
Between ' Five and Ten Feet of Water
Sweeps Through the City.
Pullman , Wash. , March 1 , \ia Col-
fax ' , Wash. , March 3. Between flvo
and ' ten feet of water is sweeping
through ' the streets of - allman io-
.night. ' One Northern Pacific and two
Oregon i Railroad and Navigation com-
pany bridges have been swept out
above the city.
An undertaking and furniture store
was swept away , the stock of coffins
floating off with a hearse. A piano
stoic was wrecked and nine pianos
jwero swept down stream.
Fuel Is scarce. Fhore Is no light
and the city Is without drinking water.
The property loss In Colfax and Im
mediate vicinity , It Is estimated , will
Business naa boon entirely suspend
ed , and the schools are closed. The
town is without light or water and a-
fuel famine la threatened.
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