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VOL. XXXII, NO. lia.
BEGINS IN RUSSIA
INCIPIENT REVOLUTION GETS
ALARMING IMPETUS /
MILITARY READY FOR WORST
Petition of Strller* to Emperor Takes
on Threatening Political Phase
and All Muscovy May Be
Special CabU to The Herald.
ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 21,-At mid
night there was serious rioting at the
Alexandrovsky, Nevsky and Butlloff
■works, and the machinery at those
places has been destroyed. A large
number of. police have been drafted
to put down the disorder, and troops
have also been called out.
Two companies of the Preebrojensky
regiment, posted at the Butlloff iron
works, refused to participate In the
maintenance of order oh the ground
that It was not their dtuy to act as
policemen. All public demonstrations
have been forbidden.
Investigation Into the shooting of a
loaded shell at the blessing of the Neva
yesterday has revealed the fact that
another canister shell, containing 180
bullets, was embedded in a timber
barge that was frozen In the ice on
the line between the battery and the
The authorities vaguely deny that
the officers of the battery under arrest
have committed suicide. ; '.^
Effort to Quell Rioting
With the Russian capital seemingly
on the verge of an Incipient revolution,
thousands of workmen parading tho
streets, agitators and fanatics sowing
the seeds of disorder, half the city In
darkness and without fire protection,
owing to walk-outs, the situation was
hourly growing more tense tonight
when the authorities decided to adopt
energetic measures to . preserve ordev.
prevent rioting and overawe the vio
lent minded, at the same time seeking
to j placate the striking workmen by
offering satisfaction of their demands
In so far as they are just and reasona
ble, thus acting with combined firmness
and moderation.' ■ ... ■, '-.
'■The ' government tonight augmented
the/ygarrlson of St. 'with
250b '^cavalry and -1000 , infantry: from
Taarkoe-Sejo, and filled the streets,
especially 1 , in the disaffected quarter,
.with heavy patrols of soldiers.
Will Offer Concessions
The refusal to permit a delegation
of .workmen to present a petition at
Tsarskoe-Selo has made It known that
the great delegation planned for Sun
day, with its unlimited possibilities for
an i outbreak, will not be permitted to
take place. At the same time, acting
In conjunction with a conference of
employers, it has been determined to
offer concessions In the terms of em
ployment, which the employers de
clared the great majority of the work
men would be Inclined to accept if
they were guaranteed protection from
the more violent faction.
Late tonight it was reported that
Father Gopon, leader of the workmen,
had been quietly spirited away from
his bodyguard and taken Into custody,
in furtherance of the plan to disorgan
ize ; the elements that are threatening
the peace of St. Petersburg. The au
thorities believe by these steps they
have the situation well in hand and
announce they expect a peaceful solu
tion of the problem.
. Many Factories Closed
The situation reached an acute
stage today, but the strike assumed
an open 'political phase. The day was
one of intense excitement. Mill after
mill and factory after factory closed.
Throngs of workmen paraded the
streets, and when their colleagues re
fused to Join them, broke down gates
and ■ forced out the men. The whole
industrial center Is Idle. All the textile
mills and every " printing office In St.
Petersburg are closed. One electric
light plant and one water plant have
since shut down, and over 100,000 men
Throughout the day workmen's meet
ings were held, at which incendiary
speeeches were made, the wildest
threats being uttered as to what would
come' in the event of the authorities
and employers refusing to meet their
The nervousness and dread of what
the next few days might bring forth
was increased by reports that the
workmen ■of Moscow, Kelft, Kharkoff,
Klsheneff, nnd other large cities In the
Interior, might Join the movement.
Spreads as a Conflagration
■ While the government and employers
temporized, the telegraphers and rail
road employes threatened' to join the
walkout, paralyzing the, communica
tions of the country. Many foreigners
are preparing to send their families
abroad. Every newspaper in Bt. Pe
tersburg has been forced to suspend
publication owing to the strike.
The suddenness of the strike and the
far-reaching nature of the workmen's
organization was largely a surprise to
the government and the 'employers.
Starting with the walk-out of a few
thousand employes of the Putiloff Iron
works, due purely to Industrial causes,
it spread as rapidly aa a conflagration
through the labor classes of St. Peters
burg and became general.
(Continued 0S rac« Two.)
Los Angeles Herald.
ANNUAL CEREMONY OF BLESSING THE RIVER NEVA, DURING THE BOURSE OF WHICH THE CZAR AND ROYAL RETINUE NARROWLY ESCAPED DEATH
SMOOT TALKS IN
HIS OWN BEHALF
TELLS STORY OF HIS LIFE AND
RELATION TO CHURCH
Submits to Direct and Cross Exam.
ination All Day and Makes a
Favorable Impression on
Members of Committee .
By Associated Presa.
WASHINGTON. Jarh-20.— Interest in
the Smoot investigation before the sen
ate committee on privileges and' elec
tions was, increased today by the un
expected determination to put Senator
Smoot on the stand in his own behalf,
without waiting for other witnesses
now en route from Utah. The senator
was under direct . and cross examina
tion all day and frankly answered
most questions asked him. He : ap
peared to make a favorable impression
on the members of the committee. At
4:30 an adjournment was taken out of
consideration for the witness.'who has
been suffering from indigestion for sev
Senator Smoot was at his ease, al
though every eye in the room was di
rected toward him. The first questions
were as to the senator's nativity. He
said he was born in Salt Lake City in
1862. His father and mother are both
dead. His mother was a' plural', wife.
Concerning his own family, he said- he
waa married , September' 17, 1884, and
has but one wife. They have six
children. He said that at the time of
his marriage he did not take the en
dowment oath, but that in 1880 he had
gone through the endowment house at
the request of his father for the benefit
of the latter's health. He said he tolrl
his father at that time that he did not
care much about taking the ceremony.
Senator Smoot said he had been
engaged In the mercantile business
most of his life. The only office in the
church that he has held, other than
that of apostle, wus counsellor to the
the president of the Utah Btake of
Zion and he doclured that he had tuken
no oaths of any character when ho be
came counsellor, nor had he taken any
oath when he became an apostle.
Mr. Worthlngton aßked. Mr. Smoot
about the endowment ceremony an<^
"I could not give It if I wanted to."
"Because I have no distinct recol
lection of the ceremony."
Mr. Worthlngton read what wit
nesses have alleged to be the "oath of
vengeance, 1 * and asked Senator Smoot
if there was anything of that character
In the ceremony.
"There was not." ■ j
(Continued on I>»(o 1 »«.).
LOS ANGELES KERALD: SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY ai, 1905.
BECOMES ANGRY AT ACTION
Feels' .That, His. Party Should Support
Him in His Effort to Kill the
' . Hull Amendment to the
: Army Bill , : .
Special to The Herald.
-WASHINGTON, Jan. 20.— John Sharp
AVilliams, 1 leader 'of : the : Democratic
minority in the house, threatens to re
sign his leadership because of the fail
ure of the Democrats this afternoon to
support . him in his attempt to defeat
the Hull amendment , to the army bill,
cutting down the pay of any general
officer of the : army, retired, who ac
cepts appointment in the National
Guard of a state. This amendment, it
is claimed, was directed against Gen.
N. A. Miles, who recently was appoint
ed inspector . general on the staff of
Governor ' Douglas of Massachusetts.
When the amendment was offered Mr.
Williams, circulated hurriedly among
his Democratic colleagues nnd urged
them to unite in opposing it on the
ground that General Miles had always
been a ' consistent | Democrat and de
served well of. the party, but when the
vote was taken only fifty members
went on : record against the amend
ment, while 201 were in the affirmative.
Mr. Williams became very angry
over this result and retiring to the
cloak room declared to a few friends
there his purpose to resign the leader
ship of the .minority. In pursuance of
this purpose he drew up a call for a
caucus of the party for next Monday
night, his Intention being to present his
formal resignation at the caucus. He
had a call 'circulated and It was signed
by about thirty Democrats on the sup
position that the caucus was to be for
the purpose of talking over the Demo
cratic position on the railroad rate leg
islation soon to come before the house.
Later, when the signers learned the
true purpose of the proposed caucus
they got hold of the call and erased
their names. Thus the matter stands.
It is believed Mr. Williams can be
Induced to reconsider his expressed de
termination to give up the leadership
of the minority. The reason why tha
Democrats did not rally more numer
ously to the support of Mr. Williams
was no doubt the strong feeling which
Htlll exists among southern Democrats
against General Miles because;of. the
story that he attempted to put Jeffer
eon Davis la chalno, 1 , ' <^\
BRAINS SHOT OUT;
BOY WILL LIVE
HE REGAINS CONSCIOUSNESS
- WHILE IN COFFIN ."
Is Prepared for Burial and Is at the
• Grave, When His Heart Resumes '
Beating and He Is Taken
' ,- ; Home
Special to Tho Herald.
; MACON.'Ga., Jan. 20.— Although the
brains ; of James McGrlbb, a five-year
old''boy, 'were shot out and he had
been 1 , placed in a coffin as dead, he
has revived and physicians say he will
recover. The boy was shot during the
Christmas celebration by his brother.
The bullet entered the child's head
and' his brains ' oozed ' out. The child
was believed to be dead and his brains
were put' back in the hole made by the
bullet. The body was prepared for
burial and put in a coffin. At the grave
a fluttering of the heart . was noticed
and the child was taken home. For
three weeks the family, waited for the
fluttering to stop, but today the heart
action became normal and .the child
Physicians say his recovery wlll.be
complete. If so, the case will be one
of the most remarkable ones In medical
SUCCESSOR FOR QUARLES
Action of Wisconsin Legislators As.
sures Election of La Follette
MADISON, Wls., Jan. 20.— A Repub
lican caucus has been called for Mon
day night- for the purpose of nomi
nating a candidate to succeed United
Ktati'H Senator Quarles.
Forty-six out of forty-eight admin
istration, or La Follette supporters,
members of the assembly, have pledged
themselves to vote In the caucus until
a senator shall be nominated, and to
prevent an adjournment without a
nomination. They will 'vote for Gov
ernor La Follette. —
This action, it Is said, practically as
bures the election of the governor.
COLIMA IN ERUPTION
Streams cf Lava Come Daily From
Volcano and Indians Flee
Special to The Herald.
GUADALAJARA, Mex., Jan. 20.-
Durlng the past few days Collma vol
cano has been in eruption. Immense
streams of lava and sulphur are com
ing out of the crater of the volcano,
and many Indians who live in the
neighborhood ". have abandoned their
huta and have gone, to places where
they feel themselves more eatv.
The eruptiona occur almost every day
and the vukuiw> Is coiiatuntly. smoking.
TO SAVE HER SIGHT
LITTLE FOUR-YEAR OLD TRAY
- ELS ALONE
Los Angeles Girl, Almost Blind, Starts
.. to Chicago to Be Treated by a
Famous Specialist of ■
' That City
Special to The Herald.
DENVER, Colo., Jan. 20.— Almost to
tally blind Gladys Champlln, aged 4,
whose .home is near Los Angeles, is
making the long Journey from Califor
nia 'to Chicago without a companion.
She. was. ln Denver yesterday.
Her parents, who are too poor to ac
company, her,, are sending her. to an
aunt In Chicago and she will be placed
under the care of a specialist In eye
diseases who became interested in a
description • of her case sent him. by a
Los Angeles oculist. . ... , , !.:.
California specialists have said .it
would be impossible . to save Gladys'
sight, and her parents are sending net
on the long trip as a last resort. She
says she has been well cared for by the
trainmen and passengers.
DEADLOCK CONTINUES IN
At the Last Ballot Taken Yesterday
Cockrell Led by One
JEFFERSON . CITY, Mo., Jan. 20.—
The fourth ballot for United States
senator to succeed Francis M. Cock
rell, taken by the legislature today In
joint Besslon, resulted in no election.
The vote stood:
Francis M. Cockrell, 81; T.-K. Nied
ringhaus, 80; R. C. Kerens, 9; Petti-
John, 1. Necessary to choice, 84.
Niedringhaus lost one more vote to
day, which went to Kerens. Two men
who yesterday voted for Pettljohn to
day went to Kerens. Adjourned until
Before the bollottng began today Col.
It. C. ' Kerens, who started the recent
bolt against Thomas K. Niedringhaus,
the Republican caucus nominee, held a
fifteen minutes conference with the
Mr. Kerens told Mr. Niedringhaus
that he claimed precedence for sena
torial honors on account of his service
to the party and his long years of
"I would be willing to give up a sen
atorshlp if I had your youth," said
Kerens to Niedrlnghaus, adding that
he thought the caucus nominee could
afford ito wait. Mr. Niedringhaus
Milled pleasantly at the comments of
Mr. Kerens and . the best -of - feeling
prevailed, apparently., '. '
PRICE: DAILY, BY CARRIER, 65 CTS. PER MONTH
AWAY FROM MOB
RENO WOULD-BE LYNCHERS
Belief That -He Was - Removed From
Jail in a Piano Box and Placed
.on a Train for •
By Associated Tress.
RENO, ' Nev., j Jan. 20.—Demonstra
tions against the life of the unknown
negro suspected ,' of attacking Mrs.
James ,E. Harper, .' still continue.
Around: the county jail a large crowd
Is congregated, and sullen threats are
made, that the prisoner . will never be
allowed to face a jury for the crime
which he is said to have committed.
The authorities protest that the negro
is not in Washoe county tonight, say
ing that he has, been spirited to Carson,
where he.. is. now; safely behind the
walls of the state prison.
At 8 o'clock tonight the crowd began
to swell In numbers, and fearful of an
assault, the sheriff asked that a com
mit tee. be appointed to search the jail.
This was done and after, going through
the ! building the committee returned
to the' jail yard and announced that
It had visited all the cells and found
the prisoner absent. From Information
that has Just come to light it Is the
opinion' that the negro is now at Car
son. ■ ' 7* i*
' About 6 o'clock this evening, when
most' of the mob had disappeared, ' a
piano 'box was taken from the rear of
the Jail and hauled to the southern
part of the city, j It was noticed by a
few persons, who thought nothing of
the incident until the report was spread
that the prisoner was on his way to
Carson on a special train.
Tonight the Jail is' heavily guarded,
Thirty or forty men, carrying Winches
ters, are patrolling the Btreet In front
of the big brick and steel building.
Mrs. Harper is still alive. Her skull
Is fearfully crushed where she was
struck by the ax and she Is lying in
an unconscious condition. Her hus
band, who arrived - today, suspects a
Mexican named Manuel Lopez, with
whom he has had trouble, and who Is
said to have threatened his life. Lopez
waa In the city lust night, but cannot
be found tonight.
Consul Goodnow In San Francisco
By Auuclattd Pr«»*. -
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 20.-James
Goodnow, United States consul gen
eral at Shanghai, arrived here today on
the steamship Manchuria. Mr. Good
now will proceed to Washington to an
swer the charges brought against him
as to the conduct of bis office in Shang
HORRIFIED MUTE FINDS HER
. VOICE FOR MOMENT
LIPS THEN BECOME SILENT
Prof. H. D. Reaves Falls From the
Second-Story Window In Hli
Sleep— Agitated Wife . ,
Words came. to lips which have, not
spoken in many years early yesterday
morning, when Mrs. Henry D. Heaves,
a mute residing at 323 West Twenty
seventh street, was told that her hus
band, also a mute and partially para
lyzed, had sustained dangerous In
juries by arising from his bed while in
a deep sleep and plunging fromthn
window of his room In the second story
of the house.
Professor Reaves, In addition, to ■
other Injuries, sustained a fracture of
his left wrist. His* right arm and
hand are paralyzed. When found lying
on the lawn a few minutes after the
accident, he was unable to make him
self understood, as all methods of
communication seemed to ' have been '
taken from him by the Injury to his
But his wife, when she was awakened
to be told of the accident, added to .her
power of communication by her fingers
that of the vocal chords and for a few
minutes was able to make /■ known
through them the agony which she was
experiencing. She then relapsed ; Into
the silence which until yesterday morn-
Ing has claimed her lips for years. ..-.*
Daughter Finds Body
. Miss Bessie Reaves discovered " the
body of her father lying on the lawn in
front of the house within a few minutes
after the accident happened. , Professor
Reaves a year ago was stricken "with :
paralysis of his right side and 7 since
that time his daughter has been attend
ing him constantly.
Shortly after 1 o'clock ,: yesterday
morning she ' heard a noise ' in her
father's room, and thinking : he was '
knocking on; the wall to: call* her] to.,
him, she arose and went to his room.
The ; empty bed and the open window .
told.the^ story. . ... ' .■ ' -^ ' ■
v StK'yyent'jtif tnfr'Wlntlo'«v--tfteflrcaJJfetlt
for help, and with the aid of neighbors'.
Professor Reaves was carried into the
house • and doctors 'were summoned.
' When he .'regained consciousness,
| shortly after the arrival of the physi
cians, he laboriously spelled out on the ■
fingers of his right hand, almost ' use
less from its affliction, that he had had
a terrible dream and in It he was seek
nlg to walk rapidly. Then he asked to
be told what had happened.
Professor Reaves Is an educated man,
and before coming to California had ■
been for years an instructor in one of ,
the large eastern . institutions : for the »
education. of the deaf and dumb..
Last night no unusual symptoms had
set in and his family is hoping for his
complete recovery. '
THE DATS JEWS
Southern California: Cloudy, un.
settled weather Saturday; possibly
showers;. fresh south winds'. . Maxi.
mum temperature in Los Angeles
yesterday, 66 degrees; minimum,
I—Serious1 — Serious rioting begins In Russia.
2 — Appointment for Gov. Brodie.
3 — Church of Unity loses pastor.
A — To save young is his mission.
s— Believe him Insane.
6 — Editorial.
7 — Filipino boys enter college.
B.9— Classified advertisements. '
11 — Markets.
12— Attack dust nuisance.
Senator Smoot takes witness stand la hla own
Boy* brain* shot out and he Is prepared ,
for burial, but regains 'consciousness and will
South Dakota plan* to put an end to the
Seriou* liotln.; I««I»h In St. Petersburg, a
large factory betas" attacked by strikers.
Demand* of Russian striker* assume serious
political phase and revolution la believed ■to
Urand Duke Svrgius' report say* sun which
was llivd on ruyal party hail been loaded with
grape, Intended for strikers.
legislative committee arrive* at Nap* to In
vestigate condition* at state hospital.^ .. '.-'-
Negro accused of attacking woman with
ax spirited away from threatening mob ■at
Reno. , •
Kconomlat* voted down In state leglsluturu
and assembly vote* mole patronage.
Woman inuto (or year* tlmla voice when told
ot accident to her husband. . ■
Woman khiiwh divorce (or lh» cecond Urn*
from her husband. .
Detenus him It* Inning* In the trial of W.
A. Ingrain, charged with Ulfaniy. IHslmut
attempt* to prove inuinlty. . ■
Court hold* that father can im> his child
three time* a week before bed time, y< ' - ■-'« ■<
Judge Alien ImMa that the mall citric I* Mf
•iHiimllile for failure to deliver letter. a*)MHMl
I'anor Church of the Unity resign* to enter
Action on change of nuu* of Bu«na> - VUU
■treet I* defermd.
i City offlelala and i-ltlx«ii* dltcuw dust nui
sance with board of public work*. ■ --.-,■•■
. city official* are »r arching (or supply ul
gravel. for streets. '<*»«>«»***»£»Ji«'**j**«»*
', WUpine bw*:»n«w Bt. .Vincent's. coll*c*. y