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Partly cloudy, with shows tonight;
Saturday fair. Minimum temperature
tonight above freezing. Temperature
at 7 a. m., 33; at 3:30 p. m 38.
J. M. SHERIER, Observer.
Only Paper in
&he County XOith
VOL. LIV. XO. 111.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1905.
PRICE TWO CENTS,
CAUCASIA REPORTED IN A
DEAD COUNTED BY
Troops Absolutely Unable
to Control Rioting
STRIKES ARE ON AGAIN
Town on Black Sea Bombard
ed by Fleet to Re
TRA.N.HC Al CASIAX SITl'ATIOX.
Baku Four days of rioting and
massacre; estimated number of
killed nearly 1.000.
Batoum 40,000 Georgians on
strike; officials powerless.
Poti Said to have been bom
barded by Black sea warships.
Romany Factories attacked; 30
persons killed or wounded.
Guria Insurgent government es
tablished; two army corps sent to
Tifiis Musselmans massacre
Christians; hundreds killed or
Kutais Order temporarily re
stored after several days of rioting.
Paris, Feb. 24. After the riots at
Uaku o()0 corpses were counted in the
streets. The dead were largely Ar
menian. Thousands of Armenians are said
to be leaving Haku and Hatouni. The
Armenian and Mussulmans are prac
tically in a state of open war.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 21. The lat
est private reports from the Caucasus
hay trouble lias broken out at Ilalak
hany, near Haku. The military force
of the whole region Is declared to be
inadequate to suppress the disorder.
The spreading of the racial contest
In generally anticipated. lotl can
not be reached by telegraph.
Aicnln Out at Iron Work.
St. Petersburg. Feb. 2 1 . A strike
has broken out afresh at PutilofT Iron
works. All men walked out today.
Another Itnil Strike.
Moscow. Feb. 24. F.mpSoyes of the
Moscow-Kazan railroad struck today.
The men decided not to interfere with
the military trains. Troops are guard
ing the railroad stations.
.Now I'ollee Threaten Strike.
Warsaw. Feb. 24. The Hlice of
thin city threaten a strike for higher
pay. They constitute the independent
force paid by the city and receive $0
per month and uniforms. The police
subsist chiefly on money obtained
from other sources.
Train Service llalatalaed.
The operating department of the
Warsaw division of the St. Petersburg
railway have struck but train service
is maintained with the aid of the rail
The strike on the Vienna end of the
Vistula railway continues
The military occupy the gas works
the employes of which threaten to
A policeman was shot and killed
by a student in a disturbance at the
Vienna railroad station today.
Cossacks and infantry are guarding
the telegraph lines of the Warsaw
St. Petersburg railroad fearing the
strikers will cut ofT communication
between the two cities. Mails from
Warsaw to ldz. a distance of CO
miles, have to be delivered in carts.
Striker Matt Walk.
Railroad strikers at Ixlz who are
coining here to attend the conference
with the strikers of Warsaw are
obliged to travel by road.
Order Trial by oart M a rt la L
St. Petersburg. Feb. 24. Grand
Duke Vladjmer. commander of the
military district at St. Petersburg, ha
ordered a trial by court martial of
Capt. Davidoff. 17th battery of the
1st regiment of torse artillery of the
guards and three other officers and
men In connection with firing in the
direction of the emperor of a charge
of shot at the ceremony of blesslns
the Neva Jan. 19.
DmkfM Made Voaaamaader.
Tbe Grand Duchess Elizabeth has
been appointed commander of the fth
CRISIS PASSED FOR
CLir.nro. Feb. 24. President liar
per today passed tl.nuga the eri?.s
after the effects of his operation. He
had a good night and is reding quietly.
MUTINY ON SHIPS
Ordered to Arabian Town They Seize
Crew and Compel Return
Constantinople. Feb. 24. A battal
ion of 950 Turkish troops while on
the way to reinforce the garrison of
Yemen, Arabia, mutined on board the
Greek steamer Epirbs. seized and Im
prisoned the officers and compelled
the commander of the Epiros to put
back to Suez. The mutineers demand
that they be sent back home.
Kieff grenadiers in succession to the
late Grand Duke Sergius.
SCENES OF HORROR
St. Jetersburg, Feb. 24. All of Trans
caucasia seems to be seething with re
volt. Unofficial reports tell of murders
running into hundreds, of rioting, ar
son, and pillage in a score of towns, of
rebel governments at Guria and Poti.
Fighting; to Hen to re Order.
Late dispatches indicate that in the
Caucasus region the authorities for the
moment have regained the upper hand;
but the situation may at any time again
pass out of their control. Even the re
inforcement of the military in all the
cities seems to have been inadequate to
prevent the continuance of conditions
tending to robbery, murder and terror
Telegraphic communication was re
stored to Batoum last evening and a
dispatch received from that city indi
cated that the troops and authorities
have regained control, but that ma
rauders are unceasingly active, while
racial strife continues and the whole
IKipulation is in a state of panic.
I .a v It tumriiN la Other Oilrrn.
On the other hand, other cities out
side tbe Caucasus, tsuch a3 Ekaterin-
oslav, Kharkoff. Saratoff, Alexandrovsk
and many others are in a condition of
complete or partial disorder owing to
strikes. The forces of law and order
apparently have been unable to pre
vent the strikers from resorting to the
tactics of their fellows in St. Peters
burg and marching from shop to shop
and forcing out every workman. Many
government works in various parts of
the country are included in the suspen
sions. Half of the workmen in IJbau
are on strike, seriously affecting the
manufacture of military supplies.
At Work In St. leternburK.
In St. Petersburg the workmen tem
porarily have resumed their occupa
tions while voting for members of the
imperial mixed commission, but they
are possessed of the spirit of unrest,
and their sense of power is being fed
by incendiary proclamations, the latest
of which alludes to the emperor as
"Nicholas the last." and makes a rabid
attack upon the motives of the govern
ment. POLAND GOVERNOR
PROFESSES TO SEE
Warsaw. Feb. 24. Imperial Council
lor Mienkin. who. because of the ill
ness of Governor General Tchertkoff.
is virtually acting governor general of
Poland, today said with the exception
of Warsaw the condition of affairs
throughout Poland was Improving.
Strikers are returning to work and dis
turbances are decreasing.
Had at Uaraan.
Regarding Warsaw, the councillor
said the condition is very unsatisfac
tory. The strikers returned to work
one day and walked out the next. The
most serious matter at present was tho
strike on the Vienna and Vistula rail
roads, both of which belong to the gov
ernment. Therefore it is necessary to
obtain permission from St. Petersburg
before the demands of the workmen
for a 10-hour day and higher wages can
be guaranteed. He asserted the agita
tion undoubtedly was entirely social
istic, and said there was no trace of
its being revolutionary in character.
CASS1E IS SILENT
Mrs. Chadwick Sworn as Wit
ness, but Refuses to
Cleveland. Feb. 24. Mrs. Chadwick
when placed on the stand in the bank
ruptcy proceedings against her today
before Referee Remington refused at
first to be sworn. After consultation
wita her attorneys sh finally consent
ed to take the oath. She wa asked
to state her name. She refused to
reply to this or any other question
ADAMS SEEMS TO
HAVE WON CONTEST
Legislative Gonvnittee, Though
Strongly Republican, Said to
Denver, Colo.. Feb. 24. The guber
natorial contest committee adjourned
immediately after meeting yesterday
until this afternoon. Unconfirmed re
ports are in circulation to the effect
that a majority of the committee,
which consists of 19 republicans and
eight democrats, will sustain Gov.
Adams and recommend that Peabody
be given leave to withdraw his peti
Iowa Congressman Taken
Task for Acts in His Own
CRITICISED AT AN INSTITUTE
Explains Attitude on Rate Question
by Reading Letter From the
Des Moines, Iowa, Feb. 24. Con
gressman W. P. Hepburn, of the Eighth
Iowa district, was the central figure
yesterday in one of the sensational in
cidents in Iowa's political history. Af
ter enduring in silence the bitter crit
icisms of his alleged unfriendliness to
ward railroad rate legislation. Hepburn
yesterday publicly defended himself
and surprised bis political enemies.
He read a personal pen and ink let
ter from President Roosevelt and At
torney General Moody declaring that
the Iowa congressman had aided them
in carrying out the recommendations
of the president's message as to
strengthening the bands of the Inter
state commerce commission.
Critic la Applauded.
Hepburn's address was delivered at
a session of the Adams county farm
ers' institute. He was preceded by
Henry Wallace, an editor and bitter
critic of Hepburn. Wallace renewed
his criticisms and they aroused ap
plause. When Hepburn arose ho launched
immediately into a defense of himself.
When he read the president's letter.-,
his hearers were dtunfounded, then
they gave vent to cheers.
Immediately after the meeting Con
gressman Hepburn returned to Wash
ington. TWELVE HUNDRED LITTLE
ONES DRIVEN BY A FIRE
New York Foundling Asylum Burns
But Inmates All Es
cape. New York. Feb. 21. A fire which
started in the New York Juvenile asy
lum today spread so rapidly that it
was soon beyond control of the emer
gency fire brigade of the institution.
There were l,2irt children in the build
ing at the time but it is believed all
(Later) The fire was quickly ex
tinguished. None of the children were
CUBANS OBSERVE THE DAY
Unveil Statue of Jose Marti, the Wash
ington of Republic.
Havana. Feb. 24. The anniversary
of the uprising of li&5 in Santiago,
always a national holiday was cele
brated with unusual significance by
the unveiling here of a magnificent
statue of Jose Marti, the Washington
of Cuba and the foremost figure In
stirring up and organizing tbe last
NIEDRINGHAUS MAY GIVE IP
Leaders Say He is Willing to Talk
Jefferson City. Mo., Feb. 24.
Niedringhaus has indicated to his lieu
tenants that he is ready for them to
see what could be done in getting to
gether on some one else. He has not
announced to anybody that he intends
to -withdraw from the senatorial fight,
but the first move has been to en
courage talking of somebody else.
NEW LEADER IN THE
Milwaukee. Feb. 24. C. M. Ander
son of St. Paul bowling in the indiv
idual clai-s f vlay smashed the score
of CC3 made by Otto Kupfvr. of Chi
cago, last night, rolling C51. and now
leads in the individual class.
JAPANESE SQUADRON STARTS TO
OPEN ATTACK ON VLADIVOSTOK
Kuropatkin Reports 22 Torpe
doboats and Warship
on the Way.
NO BIG BATTLE IN PROGRESS
Fighting is Desultory North Sea Ver
dict Now Said to Favor
St Petersburg, Feb. 24. Kuropat
kin reports 22 Japanese torpedo boats
and a large warship are on the way
Japa Drive Theiu In.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 24. A telegram
from Huan mountain dated today says:
"A Russian reconnaissance in force
in isinknetcnen district compelled
the Japanese to bring nine battalions
and 12 guns into action. A gradual
advance of the Japanese in that dis
trict continues causing our outposts
to withdraw fighting to their main
"On the 22nd we had two officers
and C2 men wounded.
"All is quiet elsewhere at the front
with the exception of the usual ex
change of shots."
KlRhtlnK l Deaultory.
Tokio, Feb. 24. Manchurlan re
ports say the shelling of points in the
vicinity of the Shakhe river and col
lisions between scouting parties of
GREAT SIMPLON TUNNEL IS DRIVEN
TWELVE MILES BENEATH THE ALPS
One of the Largest Engineering Feats of the Age Near Comple
tionWork in Progress Seven Years
To Cost $15,000,000.
Gondo. Switzerland. Feb. 21. The
piercing of the Simplon tunnel
through the Alps was completed at
7:30. This is regarded as being one
of (he greatest engineering, achieve
ments of the age..
Many difficulties' were encountered
and overcome. The length of the
SENT TO PRISON
Twenty-Two Kishineff Rioters Found
Guilty and Are Sen
tenced. Kishineff, Feb. 24. Tbe trial of 31
Christians of the murder of a Jewess
named Spiwok during the anti-semi-tic
riots was concluded today with
the acquittal of nine defendants while
22 were sentenced to imprisonment.
MILWAUKEE FIRE IS FATAL
One Killed, Five Hurt and Property
Loss of $40,000 Inflicted.
Milwaukee. Feb. 24. Lieut. William
Morgan was killed and five other fire
men hurt at a fire today which dam
aged the plant of the International
Woodwork company to the extent of
ATTEMPT ON LIFE OF
Washington. Feb. 24. Minister Daw
son, of San Domingo city, today cabled
the state department that an attempt
was made there today to assassinate
President Morales. The attempt fail
ed. Five of the assailants were cap
tured. Another State Speaks.
Helena. Mont., Feb. 24. The house
of representatives by a unanimous ris
ing vote adopted a resolution com
mending the attitude of President
Roosevelt in regard to trusts and in
dorsing the president's recommenda
tion for the enlargement of the powers
of the Interstate commerce commis
sion. JURY !S SECRET
Names of Men Called to Hear
Meat Case Are With
held. Chicago. Feb. 24. The special
grand jury ordered by Federal Judge
Kohlsaat to investigate the alleged
meat trust, was drawn today. The
iaw requires that the names of the
members of the Jury be spread on the
records. Thia will not be done, bow
ever until a few days before March
20. when the grand jury will meet, as
it is desired ' to- keep the names secret
as long as possible. It is said tbe
government wishes to examine tbe
record of each man.
both armies, continued ou the 22nd.
and 23rd. Commercing at 1 o'clock
the 2Crd. a Russian battery of heavy
guns posted west of Litajentun, began
shelling Lapatai and its vicinity.
Ruaalana Illw I'p llrldce.
Mukden, Feb. 24. A daring Russian
raiding party under command of Col.
Slensmidt completely destroyed with
explosives, a bridge south of Hai
chenge and 10 miles east of New
Deelalon Mar Be SnrprUe.
Paris. Feb. 24. The international
commission appointed to inquire into
the North sea incident practically con
cluded its work last night by finally
agreeing to a report which will be pub
licly announced at the closing session
Concerning the general nature of the
report the following statement was
made in most authoritative quarters to
the Associated Press:
Favorable to Ilrltlah.
"When the text of the decision be
comes known it will be far more favor
able to the British public than they
have been led to believe.
"Semi-official summaries appearing.
while more or less accurate, tend to
show Russian success, but as a matter
of fact the admirals have sought a mid
dle ground and the decision is not a
pronounced victory for either side.
'"It is of such a character as to pre
serve Russia's self-respect and at the
same time give the British public much
round for satisfaction.
"If anything, the decision is rather
more favorable to Great Britain than
tunnel from Rriga, in Switzerland to
Iselle. on the Italian side of the moun
tain is about 12 miles. Work begun
over seven years ago. According to
contract the tunnel must, be ready for
traffic on May I". next. The Swiss
and Italian governments jointly finan
ced the undertaking at a cost of $15,
000,000. FRUIT CASE GOES
Interstate Commerce Commission
Finds Traffic Was Pooled
Washington. Feb. 21. The inter
state commerce commission has decid
ed the California fruit case in which
complaint was made against the South
ern Pacific and Atchison, Topeka &
Santa Fe railway systems. The com
mission holds that the defendant car
riers are unlawfully engaged in pool
ing traffic in citrus fruits originating
in southern California and carried by
them and their connections to the
eastern markets, that the defendants,
by compelling shipjer3 to pay the ic
ing charges established by the car
lines have made such charges part of
the cost of transportation and subject
to regulation under tho law and that
the rate on oranges In carloads from
southern California to points on and
east of the Missouri river are unrea
sonable and unjust.
HOCH HELD FOR POISONING
Much Married Man Formally Accused
by Coroner's Jury.
Chicago, Feb. 24. Johann Hoch was
held to the grand jury yesterday by
the coroner's Jury to answer to the
charge of causing the death by ar
senic poisoning of Mrs. Marie Weiker
Hoch, next to the last wife of the con
fessed bigamist. The man heard the
verdict with a show of bravado.
HELD FOR SLAVE OWNING
Alabama Jury Indicts Sheriff and Oth
er Prominent Citizens.
Montgomery. Ala.. Feb. 24. The
federal grand jury here yesterday in
dicted many prominent citizens for
keeping persons in peonage and for
whitecapping. Among them was Sim
D. May. sheriff of Grenshaw county,
who disappeared several weeks ago.
In some cases white men were held
in peonage by the white men and ne
groes by negroes.
Princeton. X. J.. Feb. 21. A move
ment to raise a fund of $2.1w.0ut to
add to the endowment of Princeton
university, in order to make it possi
ble to install a system of tutors or
preceptors ha been inau
gurated by f
the board of trustees of tbe
SENATE PROPOSES TO PUT
i SIMMER Gil RATE BILL
OF BATTLE FLAGS
Wilmington. Del.. Feb. 24. Admiral
Samuel F. Dupont of the post of the
Grand Army of the Republic of this
city, will request Presirent Roosevelt
not to approve the resolution adopted
by the house of representatives last
Tuesday providing for the return of
the battle flags captured during the
civil war now in custody of the war
MORE TO FOLLOW
Land Fraud Prosecution Expected
to Uncover Further Rot
ROOSEVELT HAS CONFERENCE
Cabinet Leaders Concerned in Work
Map Out a Line of Vigorous
Washington, D. C, Feb. 2 4. As a re
sult of a conference held nt the White
House with President Roosevelt, fur
ther developments in the land fraud
cases in Oregon and California may be
expected soon. Since the first steps
were taken looking to the prosecution
of the alleged offenders, the president
has shown a keen interest in the in
vestigations which have been made and
in the indictments which followed.
Those at the conference with, the
president were Secretary Hitchcock.
Attorney General Moody and Special
Attorney Henry, who discussed with
him the evidence so far gathered.
Will l'uxh 'im-m luoroualy.
loiter in the day he held a confer
ence with Secretary Hitchcock, Mr.
Henry ami Secret Service Inspector
Burns, who was active in bringing
about a number of arrests. It is un
derstood that a plan of action was map
ped out and the statement was made
together that it need occasion no sur
prise if further arrests are ordered.
From a reliable source of information
was gleaned that the president pro
poses to carry the prosecution to a
final conclusion as vigorously as were
the post office cases.
HOUSE DECIDES TO LET
The Election Committee Says Gau
mer Won Place, But it Wants
to Oust McCluskey.
Springfield. 111., Feb. 24. Hy the
adoption of the report of the elections
committee yesterday the house sus
tained the claim of Representative
Clay F. Gaunter, of Vermillion county,
a prohibitionist, to the seat contested
by Robert McKinley. The committee
also voted to seat Iee O. Brown In
place of Representative J. J. McClus
key of La Salle, but did not rejiort this.
The subcommittee in the Wilson
Howies case has recommended that
Wilson be seated.
KAISER GOOD TO HARVARD
Presents German Ethical Exhibit at St.
Louis to School.
Cambridge. Mass., Feb. 21. Prof.
Hugo Munsterberg, of Harvard univer
sity, announced today the German em
peror had presented to Harvard that
part of the German exhibit at the St.
Louis exposition which represents the
social ethics of Germany. The collec
tion Is regarded as a notable accession.
Operation Was Fatal.
New York, Feb. 24. Sidney Dillon
Ripley, a prominent insurance club
man, died today a the result of an
operation for appendicitis.
Season Will be Active in Struc
tural Material, it is
Xew York. Feb. 24. Dispatches to
Dun's Review indicate that mercan
tile transactions have risen with the
irrr: r:i a
Bank clearinks continue to chow
heavy payments through the banks.
The total exchanges this week at all
the leading cities in the United States
are J2.l37JBl9.aG. a gain of 51.G per
cent over latt year's. i
Sentiment is General
Against Making Re
port This Session.
LEFT IN COMMITTEE
National Incorporation Act for
Railroads is Sug
gested. Washington, Feb. 24. The senate
committee on interstate commerce to
day agreed to report a resolution ask
ing that the committee be authorized
by the senate to sit during the re
cess of congress to take testimonv
for the purpose of preparing some
measure for the regulation of railroad
rates and report at the next session.
Senator Dolliver proceeding under
a motion in a former meeting that the
committee should continue the hear
ing and report a bill to the present
session, ascertained by Inquiry that
sentiment is almost wholly In favor
of sitting during the summer. There
fore, he did not press his motion.
I'wr National Incorporation Art.
A resolution by Newlands, creating
a commission to rrame a national In
corporation act for railroads engaged
in interstate commerce was ordered
referred to the interstate commerce
commission, with directions to report
on a plan outlined by the resolution.
with such suggestions and modifica
tions' as it may deem advisable.
No Flower, 1'lonnr.
Washington. Feb. 24. The senato
ttxlay adopted a resolution front tho
committee on rules, directing the ser
geant at arms not to permit Mowers
to be brought into the senate cham
ber. Canal mil to onferenoe.
After passing a number of pension
bills the housa today sent the Pana
ma bill amendment to conference, and
began the consideration of the sundry
civil appropriation bill.
Mann Trlea To Solve II.
Washington. Feb. 24. Representa.
tive Mann, of Illinois. Introduced a rail
road rate bill today. It grants author
ity to the interstate commerce commis
sion to fix rates, but not to increase a
rate. He also introduced a bill for the
enforcement of the law of responsibil
ities of common carriers.
Wanla ItepreMeutatlon Hedueefl.
Crumpacker of Indiana, delivered
a lengthy address in favor of a prop
osition to reduce the representation
in the house of those states violating
the 14th and 1.1th amendments of tho
constitution regarding he disqualiuca
lon of voters He said that while tho
south would be affected more than any
other section of tho country the re
duction would be felt as much In tho
state of Massachtisetts as in Missis
sippi. He pleaded for perfect equality
In citizenship and declared "the door
of hop" should be open to all citizens
without regard to color or creed.
Kltrr lllll I'aonra.
Washington. D. C. Feb. 24. With
out a dollar being added or subtracted,
the river and harbor appropriation bl;I
passed the house after the session had
run well into the evening. The total
carried is $17.2:! 1.0.17.
Throughout the day progress of tin
bill was impeded by the offering of
amendments, but only those presented
by the committee were adopted, al
though on a point of order the house
struck out the committee provision
giving the supervisor of harbors at Saw
York authority to mnke regulation re
garding h towing of vessels.
I n ftornr. al f rfic r ut.
Washington. Feb. 24 The senate
committee on naval affairs indorsed
the president s naval program by re
taining In the naval bill the house pro
vision for two battleships, but limited
the minimum trial displacement of each
to 10,000 tons.
CONDITION CAUSES AURA
Sir Henry Irving Said to be Better
But Friends Have Fears.
London. Feb. 21. Sir Senry Irv
ing' condition according to the morn
ing bulletin Is "slightly changed for
the better." Devpito reassuring re
portt the actor's illness cause alarm
among his friends.
ARE NOW RECOVERED
Birmingham. Ala.. Feb. 24. Up to
noon today 100 bodies of the victims
of the explosion in the Virginia mines
had been recovered. Three corpse