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VOL. LIV. NO. 168.
TUESDAY, MAY 2, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
COSSACKS RAID CHURCHES, FIRE INTO
CROWDS AND BEAT HELPLESS TO DEATH
UNDER MERIT PLAN
TO ARM SCAB DRIVERS
WITH WINCHESTER RIFLES
House Bill for State Charitable
Outrages at Warsaw Sun
day Almost Pass
FACTS COME TO LIGHT
Hundred People Slain in One
City Alone Similar Ac
Warsaw, May 2. A committee of
the social democratic party of Poland
and Lithuania has issued a manifesto
proclaiming a general strike and call
ing out all workmen immediately in
consequence of yesterday's bloodshed,
(rave at Wantw,
Warsaw, May 2. The city apparent
ly is outwardly quiet but the situation
is none the less grave. Workmen are
going from factory to factory compell
ing their comrades to strike and the
probability of further conflicts arouses
the keenest apprehension. The bodies
of ,'JO odd persons killed by troops on
Zelsna street yesterday are still lying
in the morgues awaiting identification.
Ten of the wounded have died.
t'e Other Weapon.
During an encounter on Jerusalem
street troops not only fired a volley
but used the butts of their rifles, bay
onets ami swords. Many women and
children had heads and limbs broken.
Some of the injuries were of a terrible
When the troops fired after the bomb
was thrown near the Vienna railroad
station four persons were killed and
At lark a ('oug-reitatlon.
At Kalisz, during service in a church
yesterday the congregation began sing
ing patriotic songs whereupon soldiers
and police entered the building and at-'
tacked the people, wounding many of
them. A free fight ensued during
which weapons were wrested from the
police, shots exchanged and stones,
thrown. A dragoon, a woman and a
man were killed inside the church. I
A squadron of cavalry was summon
ed and dispersed the crowds.
Homo In Station.
There was an explosion in the police
station of Minsk yesterday evening fol
lowing which a crowd fired on a de
tachment of Cossacks. The latter re
plied and order was soon restored.
The strikers at Lodz number 75.000.
Knrly lteporta lleuled.
Supplementary report? of rioting
yesterday just received confirm earlier
Warsaw advices of the n oiling cruel
ty of Cossacks and other troops. Peo
ple were driven into courtyards and
beaten with butts of rifles and some of
them into insensibility. Limbs of some
victims were broken. bomb was
thrown into a Cossack patrol near
Vienna station. Warsaw, and killed
three Cossacks and two women.
Klre Into Crowd.
In Tombakoff street Hussars fired
two volleys into the ero.vd. At Lodz
a woman who was looi;ing out of a
window was shot by a Cossack. In
Jewish cities on the Polish border ol
southwestern Russia. patches this
morning say the people are in a state
of panic. Thre streets ue filled with
Oar Hundred Killed at Vron.
Warsaw. May 2. Nearly one hun
dred persons were killed or wounded
in the disturbances in the various quar
ters of Warsaw yesterday. The troops
apparently were uncontrollable and vi
olated all orders to act with modera
tion. They fired into crowds of dem
onstrators." and workmen in retaliation
resorted to the use of firearms and
bombs. Many women and ohwdren
are among the dead and dying. What
approaches a reign of terror exists;
the city presents a most gloomy aspect.
and the temper of the community au
Klotera I e Ilamba.
The first bomb throwing occurred at
y:35 last night, when a bomb was
thrown into a Cossack patrol near Vi
enna station. Three Cossacks and one
policeman were killed and two women
leaving the station at the time were
severely wounded. Troops surrounded
the whole neighborhood.
TROUBLE PAD BUT NOT
NEARLY AS MUCH SO
AS HAD BEEN FEARED
St. Petersburg. May 2. Bad as was
the rioting at Warsaw. Lodz. Kalisz.
and other places in Poland yesterday
and venomous as was uie hostility ev
ervwhere displayed against the police
and Russian authorities the uprising
was far less formidable f.nd the results
less bloody than were anticipated.
The authorities had given due
L'nevitch Preparing Army for An
other Struggle With
AFFECTING SCENE EASTER
Dispatches Bring No News of the Pres
ent Whereabouts of the
Gunshu Pass.. May 2. Linevitch
continues energetically the reorgani
zation of the various departments of
Staff Capt. Shubersky who has re
turned here after making a reconnais
sance on the Mongolian frontier re
ports that thousands of Chinese band
its under Japanese leaders are moving
beyond the border.
During Easter celebration here all
troops in the regian around headquar
ters were drawn up in line before Gen.
Linevitch's tent and the commander-in-chief
came out, greeted the troops
and passed down the line saluting eacn
soldier with a kiss. All the men were
much moved and many of them wept.
The incident served to increase their
boundless worship of the old leader.
Over Abundance of Confidence in
Him Ascribed as Cause
Milwaukee. Wis.. May 2. The first
authentic statement in regard to the
cause of the downfall of Frank G. Bige-
low was made today b an intimate
friend of the former bank president.
In brief, Bigelow's fri?:d attributes
the disaster to over abundance of con
fidence in his business ability which
he did not possess. Bigelow, his
rh&id states, denies emphatically he
lost money in the wheat deal.
CANADIAN PACIFIC WRECK
Engine Men Killed and Passengers
Hurt in Manitoba.
Winnipeg, Man., May 2. Two fire
men on tie Canadian Pacific railroad
have been killed and five passengers
of the westbound transcontinental pas
senger train injured in a collision be
tween the passenger and a freight 35
miles west of Revelstok. Both trains
were derailed and went down an em
SECRETARY WILSON UPHELD
Terminal Railways Must Feed and
Water Stock in Transit.
Washington. May 2. The attorney
general has rendered an opinion sus
taining Secretary Wilson of the agri
cultural department in his contention
that the law requiring stock in transit
to be unloaded, fed and watered at in
tervals not greater than 2S hours, ap
plied to terminal railway companies as
well as to through lines.
warning of their intention to permit
no demonstrations and troops quelled
disturbances ruthlessly. All reports
indicate the demonstrators were com
paratively few in number, the vast
bulk of the population fearing trouble
remained indoors. Where trouble oc
curred the crowds were armed with
bombs and revolvers.
Early morning reports today say the
Polish press is intens?iy excited by
yesterday's bloodshed and it is feared
trouble will be renewed.
Trouble at Minnie.
The only place in European Russia
where trouble occurred vesterday was
at Minsk. There are also reports re
ceived here which say there was a
bomb throwing and firing upon Cos
sacks and patrols from windows bu
fatalities were few.
DOORS LOCKED AT
Court Prevents Repetition of
Forced Ejectment of Wom
en From Room.
New York, May 2. Moved by the
scene of yesterday, when it became
necessary for court office'. s to request
several women to leave the court
room. Recorder Goff today directed
that only those having direct interest
in the case be permitted to be pres
ent during the closing hours of the
trial of Nan Patterson. Every seat
MRS. CRAVEN DEAD
Common Law Wife of Late Sena
tor Fair Expires at In
RECENTLY IN THIS CITY
Peculiarities Shown Here Evidence of
Decline That Led to the
Washington, Iowa, May 2. Finis has
been written to one of the most nota
ble and strange careers, in which a wo
man, a senator and millions were the
principal characters, that has stirred
the country for many a day. Nettie
Craven Fair is dead. The alleged com
mon law wife of United States Senator
Fair, of California, died Sunday at the
Mt. Pleasant hospital for the insane,
where she had been sent from Burling
ton, after a series of incidents, dramat
ic and spectacular in the extreme.
Mrs. Craven was adjudged of un
sound mind a few weeks ago, following
her sudden discovery at a Burlington
hotel and subsequent attempts to burn
the hostelry and threaten the lives of
Bodj- Taken to Wuwliiujtton.
The body was brought here and tak
en to the home of her sister, Mrs. W.
W. Cherry. The funeral will be held
tomorrow afternoon, the hour having
as yet not been decided upon. Her
daughter, Mrs. Koehler, of St. Louis,
has been summoned and will be here
for the funeral.
Mrs. Craven was born on a farm
three miles west of this city, and was
54 years of age. Her life history has
been a remarkable one, especially since
leaving here a few years ago for Cali
fornia. She was a stenographer of
Senator Fair, and after his death claim
ed she was a common law wife of the
senator and made a fight for a portion
of the estate. She was partially suc
cessful. Since then she has been wandering
over the country, at times disappearing
for months, and then as suddenly
showing up in some out-of-the-way lo
cality. She had but to make her re
quest for money known and it was
granted without question.
Ileeenlly In Kwk Ixlauri.
Mrs. Fair, or Mrs. Craven, as she
was known here, was in Rock Island,
stopping at local hotels, just prior to
her last appearance in Burlington. Her
peculiar actions while here and her
remarkable career have recently been
commented upon in The Argus.
WORKINGMEN TO PROTEST
Seventy-five Thousand Will Act on
Philadelphia Gas Grab.
Philadelphia. Pa., May 2. Follow
ing the stirrings of the public con
science manifested in the praying car
nival for Mayor Weaver weeks ago,
thousands of workmen will march up
on the city hall on Thursday, when
the councils meet, to jam through the
steal of the gas works, said to be a
"graft" measure. All the big manu
facturing plants will cloi-e and about
30,000 employes will be in line.
DOES NOT APPEAR AT PRISON
Marshal Richards, Who Went Alone to
Serve Term, Still at Liberty.
Des Moines, May 2. With 4S hours
having elapsed since former United
States Marshal William Richards bade
his Des Moines friends goodbye and
announced that he was going direct to
Fort Madison to commence his 10 year
sentence in the state penitentiary, the
prison door has yet to swing open to
receive the former official. He left
Des Moines at 7:30 Saturday morning.
He was supposed to have gone direct
to Fort Madison and word was sent
to the warden and turnkey to be rea-dy
to receive him. At midnight last night
he prison authorities announced that
they had not seen Richards and knew
nothing of his whereabouts. Where he
is now is a mere matter of conjecture.
was taken however, when the proceed
ings were resumed.
As soon as the prisoner had been
brought in, the recorder ordered the
doors of the courtroom to be locked
and no one be permitted to enter or
leave before recess for luncheon.
Bryan's Daughter Visits Old Home.
Lincoln, Neb., May 2. Mrs. Ruth
Bryan Leavitt, with her baby daughter,
is making her first visit with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Bryan, since
her marriage to William Homer Leav
itt nearly two years ago. The serious
illness of her grandfather. John Baird.
resulted in the hurried trip from New
Orleans to Lincoln.
To Resign Presidency of
the Equitable Association
BY FRICK COMMITTEE
Shown His Period of Useful
ness in Office is at
New York, May 2. The Evening
World reports the Frik committee
summoned James W. Alexander before
it, today and asked him to" resign his
place as president of the Equitable
Life Assurance society.
According to the World Frick said
although he could not piomise it for
certainty he wouliLtry to get Hyde to
retire, temporarily anyway, if Alexan
der would resign.
Did .Not Criticize.
The Evening World pays: "FricTt
did not criticize Alexander's adminis
tration of office he has held so long,
but said it must be obvious his period
of usefulness was over and nothing
but his retirement woitl i accomplish
what the committee is striving for, the
end of the entire controversy.
Take Tnrbell. Too.
"Alexander was also asked to use
his influence wuh Second Vice Presi
dent Tarbell to get him to resign too.
Alexander was very much affected but
declined to resign then. He told the
committee he would think the matter
The World also announces that Hyde
is about the bring suit for the re
moval of Alexander from his position
as one of the trustees of the Hyde
holdings of stock in the Equitable.
- FAVORABLE RULING
Court Decides Against Distribution of
Surplus to Wisconsin Pol
icyholders. Madison. Wis., May 2. The state
supreme court today denied a rehear
ing in the case of State Insurance Com
missioner Host agaipst the Equitable
Life Assurance society. Host sought
to compel the Equitabla to distribute
several millions of its suplus funds
among its policy holders in Wisconsin.
The court decided adversely.
REWARD FOR THE CASHIER
Henry G. Goll of Bigelow's Bank Has
Price on Head.
Milwaukee. Wis.. May 2 A reward
of 1,000 has been offered for the ar
rest of Henry G. Goll. former assis
tant cashier of the First National bank
of this city. Goll disappeared on the
day the defalcation of Frank G. Bige
low became known, and up to this
time has succeeded in eluding arrest.
Gossip to the effect that the default
ing bank president's son Gordon, was
partly responsible for his father's
downfall is denied by some of the
banker's friends today. In fact, it is
currently reported that Mr. Bigelow
was aided in his transactions by mon
ey which Gordon Bigelov won in spec
ulation in the wheat market, me ex
tent to which the son aided the father
is estimated at $100,000.
NORWEGIAN CHORUS COMING
Students of the University of Chris
tiana to Visit Here,
Christiana. May 2. The students-
chorus of the University of Christiana
has departed for America for a two
months' vacation, during which they
will give concerts in the larger cities.
The chorus has had a international
reputation for nearly half a century. It
has attended the world's fairs and has
won applause in Berlin. Paris and oth
er capitals of Europe. This will be its
first visit to America.
Loubet Sees McCormick.
Paris, May 2. President Loubet re
ceived Ambassador .McCormick at
Elysee Palace this afternoon. The
usual felicitous speeches repressive ol
the existing cordiality between France
and the United States wre exchanged.
BOAT IS TOTAL LOSS
Cork. May 2. During a torpedo act
at Berehaven last night, the torpedo
boat destroyer Syren ran on a reef at
the entrance of the harbor and will
be a total loss. The crew, guns and
stores were removed.
BRANCH COURTS WILL WIN
Primary Election Measure Reported
Out and Everything Looks Fa
vorable for Passage.
Springfield. 111.. May 2. (Special.)
The senate passed the house bill plac
ing state charitable institutions under
civil service today.
Springfield. 111., May 2. The house
today passed the Church gas "regu
lar" bill giving municipalities of the
state the power to fix the price of gas
and electricity with a taree year lim
it on the price once fixed. The bill
will be rushed to the senate.
Springfield. 111., May 2. The house
committee on primary elections held
a meeting last evening and agreed to
report out with favorable recommenda
tion the primary election bill. It be
gins to look very much as if there will
be primary legislation after all.
Iate in the afternoon session John
Dailey called up the bill indorsed by
the Peoria Bar association giving at
torneys a lien on their clients cause
of action or get off for their fees which
lien attaches to the verdict or settle
ment. It passed by a vote of S4 to C.
It must now run the gauntlet of the
Child Labor II1I1.
The house yesterday afternoon pass
ed Fetger's bill prohibiting the em
ployment of boys under 1C years of
age in coal mines to make same agree
ment child labor law. The bill passed
82 to 3, Emerson, of Fulton, being one
of those voting "no."
Mr. Brown's amendment to strikeout
the c-nacting clause was laid on the ta
ble and the bill will pass.
Judge Lindley, of Bond, called up the
bill providing that school funds shall
be loaned only on real estate security.
The bill passed 84 to 2.
Representative Canady's bill limiting
the terms of officers to three years was
called to second reading for amend
ment after Judge Lindley suggested
that it affected the Odd Fellows. Red
Men, and other societies. He favored
it. if the bill was amended to exclude
iloue ItefiiNeN Divorce Kill.
The house refused to concur in the
senate amendments to the divorce bill
passed by the house. The claim was
made in the house that there had been
a misunderstanding as to the passage
of the amendment. They accordingly
desired more time for discussion of
the bill and the house refused to con
cur in the amendment.
It is the expectation that the labor
ing interests will insist on the passage
of the fellow servant bill by the sen
ate, and possibly a few other meas
ures. It is asserted that originally the
labor steering committee declared that
if the shot firers' bill was passed they
would insist on nothing else at this
session. Now the charge is made that
the enrolling and engrossing commit
tee of the senate held up the bill so
long, with a view of defeating it, that
the laboring interests are going to in
sist on all they can get. They charge
the .senate with unfairness aiuT are
now going to insist, so some of them
say, on getting all they can.
Will I'hmh Ilraneh Court 11111.
The legislature will pass the bill le
galizing branch courts. The measure
passed the senate some time since and
was yesterday advanced to third read
ing in the house.
Breidt's bulk sales bill, prohibiting
a merchant selling his stock, or part
of it. without giving his creditors no
tice, passed the house last night. Rep
resentative Tippet created a sensation
by declaring that this was a bill solely
in the interests of the wholesalers and
had been killed for several sessions
The house killed Montgomery's bill
allowing the governor to appoint one
or more fish wardens in counties along
navigable streams and prohibiting men
fishing on another's property without
The senate, at its brief session last
evening, killed the appropriation of $2.-
000 for the teaching of civil service in
the state normals, and amended
Hearn's bill, allowing members of the
state board of equalization an annual
salary of $750.
BIG TOOL COMPANY INCORPORATES
POWERS AGAIN ON TRIAL
Georgetown, Ky.. May 2. The cele
brated case of Caleb Powers, former
secretary of state of Kentucky and
thrice sentenced to death for the mur
der of Gov. Goebel, has come up for
hearing in the district court here, and
the fourth trial will proceed without
delay. The present trial promises to
be even more interesting than its
predecessors. Former Gov. Black, of
New York, recognized as one of the
foremost criminal lawyers of America,
has been retained to conduct the de
fense, and he will be assisted by for
mer Gov. Yates, of Illinois, and several
other attorneys of prominence.
TAKING UP LANDS'
Settlers Crowding Upon Home
steads in the Rosebud
SETTLED AS IF BY MAGIC
Tract Changing From Waste to Bus
tling Community with
Bonesteel. S. D.. May 2. The first
rush to the Rosebud reservation the
rush that brings citizens into South
Dakota who will remain permanently
has been in full swing the past few
By virtue of the extension which was
granted in February. President Roose
velt made it possible for the claimants
to wait until the early part of May be
fore settling on the land, but there is
scarcely a claimholder who has not al
ready arrived to begin the spring work
on his ranch.
liunnlnsr llmvy 'I'm lux.
The Chicago & Northwestern rail
road has been running heavy trains in
to Bonesteel from Norfolk, Neb., for
several days, all of them crowded to
the platforms with persons who have
come to stay. And besides the railroad
passengers, hundreds have arrived in
a constant stream of emigrant wagons,
many driving long distances. Forty
and fifty of these covered wagons have
been arriving in lion est eel every day.
Itrxrrinlliiii Trillin formed.
The reservation, as a result of this
phenomenal settling, has been trans
formed. Like a great circus ground,
this vast prairie . including 4H'..000
acres, has suddenly, almost over ni0ht,
been dotted with hundreds and hun
dreds of little houses, and the pound
ing of the hammer may be heard all
over the reserve from early morning
until late at night. All Is hurr and ac
tivity, such as is known only in the
building up of an entirely new coun
try. BIG IRON AND STEEL
Delegates Representing 125,000 Work
ers in Session at De
troit. Detroit. Mich.. May 2. With 2 or, del
egates present representing 12f.nno
workers the .'loth annual convention of
the Amalgamated Association of Iron.
Steel and Tin Workers opened here
today. It is expected tne convention
Will be in secret session for three
TROLLEY CAR MAKERS MERGE
Corporation With Capital' of $50,000,000
May Take Plants.
Boston, Mass., May 2. A movement
to merge the companies engaged in the
manufacture of street railway cars of
the entire country is in progress. Op
tions have been secured on the l.aconia
Car company of this city and Laconia.
N. II.; the J. G. Brill company of
Philadelphia. Elizabeth. St. Louis and
Cleveland: the Sr. Juis Car company.
St. Ixmis. Mo.; the Mason Manufactur
ing company, of Springfield. Mass.;
Bradley Car company of Worcester.
Mass., and the Jewel f Car company of
Newark. Ohio. It is planned to have
one corporation with a capital of about
Church Calls Girl Preacher.
Ramsey. III.. May 2. Miss Myrtle
B. Parker, the girl evangelist who had
a successful meeting her last fall, has
been called -js jiastor l.v the Chris
tian chinch here. She Is a student in
Stride Stops Building.
New York. May 2. Work on nearly
all large buildings now under const ruc
tion in Brooklyn has been stopped by
a strike of hodcarriers, bricklayers and
United States Shoe Machinery
Company Has Earmarks
of a Trust.
Patterson, N. J., May 2 Articles of
incorporation of the L'niled Shoe Ma
chinery corporation with a capital
stock of $30,000,000 weri filed with the
county clerk here.
Deal, in Tool.
The company is incorporated to
manufacture and deal in all kinds ol
tool.s, and machinery in connection
with the manufacture of boots, shoes
Chicago Strikers Propose
to Prepare in Like
EMPLOYERS IN DENIAL
Frequent and Sanguinary
Clashes Mark Progress
Chicago, III., May 2. A new federal
injunction was issued today by Judge
Kohlsaat. in favor of the various ex
press companies doing business in Chi
cago. The writ restrains all persons
from interfering with the operation of
express wagons on the streets.
7.1 from Detroit.
Chicago, May 2. Among many de
tachments of incoming strikebreakers
who arrived in Chicago today, the
largest single body perhaps came from
Detroit. They numbered 75. and were
escorted by heavy guards of olice
through the streets.
Assistant Chief Schleuter said In
had 1.1 "it) men on strike duty today.
This force he claimed will be able to
protect ;J50 wagons.
I'roeenMion lit Work.
Due of the picturesque sights wit
nessed today was a provi ssiou of 5t)0
mm mi i mi colored teams e,s going from
their lodgings to the Enip'oyt-rs' Team
ing company barns accompanied by f0
policemen, and led by Frank Curry,
the professional "strike breaker" and
followed by a large crowd. As the
procession turned into Jackson boule
vard from Michigan avenue, strike
sympathiZeis began throwing stones
and bricks. A number of police and
strike breakers were hit. but the barns
at Franklin street were -eached with
out severe Injury to anyone.
In an encounter between colore.!
nonunionists and a mob at Harrison
street and Wabash avenue this morn
ing in which all sorts of missies were
thrown at the negroes, F. E. Carter,
a colored guard, drew 'i revolver and
shot and severely wounded Henry
Schultz. This thoroughly enraged the
crowd and, although tw more shots
were tired, the nonu:iiotiists were
quickly closed in uixm a!i! beaten fear
fully. A riot call was sent ::i and 7 po
licemen under Inspector 1 avin hurried
to the scene and dispersed the crowd
with vigor. Carter was arrested. The
shooting caused much l xeitemeiit at
the Auditorium, a block away.
No AruiM iMHUeii.
Contrary to the announcement no
order was issued today .'or the arming
of nonunion men with lilies. Repre
sentatives of the Employers' Teaming
company, said they did not know when
the order would be Issued, if at all, and
denied having said such a move would
One hundred colored men Imported
as strike breakers by ii Employers'
Teaming company struck today be
cause their request to be furnished
with revolvers for self protection was
South hli-nito Intwlveil.
Drivers and helpers of all the largo
express companies of South Chicago
went out today on a sympathetic
START MOVE AGAINST
The trucking companies and their
valuable interests today took a stand
in the strike situation .nifavorable to
the interests r the Emnloyers' Team
ing compauy and the Chicago Employ
These striking companies headed by
the Arthur Dixon Trailer company
intimated they were tired of the strike,
that they did not. believe the teaming
company was improving the situation,
and that they were prepared to do
business with Chicago':, merchant
with the best and most available la
bor they could secure.
I ne I'aloa Help.
The Employers association was ad
vised that the big trucking companies
were taking hauling co-it racts wher
ever they could secure t-.em and were
using union labor with which to do the.
work. In other words, tne truckers
were nor. complying wbh the request
of the association that ir be allowed
to dictate Mho should or should not be
t04 More loliee.
Mayor Dunne announced today It
had been decided to swear in !oo ad
ditional police for service. This was
the result of a communication receiv
ed from the merchants in which it
(Continued on Pajfe Six.)