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VOL. LV. NO. 13.
THE ARGUS, FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 3, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
RUSSIAN RIOTS FOSTERED BY TREPOFF
TO DESTROY POWER OF
Startling Allegations Are
Made by Liberal
EXPLAINS MANY ACTS
Censorship Completely Abol
St. Petersburg. Nov. 3. An amnesty
ukase has been signed.
Odessa, Nov. 3. A dispatch from
"A horrible massacre has occurred
here. Hundreds have been killed. All
the hospitals, pharmacies, and hotels
are full of wounded and mutilated per
A telegram from Nicholaieff says:
"The whole town is in the hands of
bandits who are devastating Jewish
houses and shops and beating Jews to
The authorities have similar news
from other southern cities.
Trrpftflr Kiniirntu imr-hyf
Betlin. Nov. :'. A private telegram
from St. Petersburg says it is absolute
ly certain that the reactionaries, under
the leadership of (Jen. Trepoff, have
hem fomenting disorders throughout
Russia in order to create the condition
of anarchy, to conipe l the czar to take
military measures and eliscre-dit Witto.
Mailed With Joy.
Sr. Petersburg. Nov. o. The decision
id the strike committee to call off th'j
strike at noon today was received with
joy by all classe s of the population, as
the- absence- of newspapers. . ele ct rit
light and otlie-r conveniences of life is
severely felt. Railroad men have' re
solved to continue' the strike. The cen
sorship throughout Russia is abolished
to. lav, no; only on newspapers, but also
in case of private telegrams.
4 NetHiierK llll-d.
The minister of the inteiior has noti-fie-d
editors that regulations for the
control of the press are no longer in
force'. Witte is having trouble in form
ing a cabinet on account of the lack of
Another appeal to the people in the
shape' ef an official note was published
this morning. It tails upon all citizens
to exercise self-e-ont rol and devote
themselves quietly n the ir vocations,
A great demonstration is promised
for Sunday, when bodies of the vic
tims of the conflicts Tuesday will be
interred. The- strike committee sent
a deputation to Witte toeiay informing
liim the workmen would preserve order
at the funerals.
The amnesty manifesto did not ap
pear this morning, ami railroad men are
impatiently dcutauelinK the immediate
release- tf all political prisoue rs.
I.uat (.mail llukr Out.
Grand Duke Alexander Michaelo
vitch, brotehr-in law of Emperor Nich
olas, has been relieved of the post of
the head of the department of mercan
tile marine. The department will be
merged with the new ministry of com
merce, which probably accounts for the
grand duke being relieved, he being
the last of the intlue-ntial quintet of
grand dukes who have be-en the ad-i.--rs
nf the emperor.
! tin Kroiiiiied.
Odessa. Nov. :i 1 12 : 12 p. m.) After
a fairly quiet ninhf shootin again
roiuii'.enced this morning. The Red
t'ro.-s is busy attending to the wound
ed. I'p to the present time uo Chris
tian sh.ips e;r houses have been touch
ed. The principal hotels are full ef
the bet; r class of Jews seeking refuge
from tie di.-onUrs. Firing is going em
as this dispatch is filed.
Trnde nt Stadtitl.
Trad is at a complete standstill.
proisi ns are still obtainable at great
ly enhanced prices. It is impossible to
comctly e stimate the numbe r of killed
and woun led. Similar serious reports
reached Odessa frem most of the olh
tr towns if southern Russia.
, Iteltta nt Terror.
There was a veritable reign of terror
Oct. ::i. after the rapror's manifesto
had been published. The Jews mad-'
the Russians furious with rage by mak
ing a prominent display of red flags,
tramp'.inn en the portrait of the em
peror and tearing the emblem of Un
crown. Iate in the aftermon there
was firing em the outskirts of town
and a massacre of Jews commencetl
and las'ed during the night ot Nov. 1.
Killed la Shu p..
All Jews founei in the stre-ets were
severely beaten and many were killed
in t'jeir shops, which were rutble-ssly
pilliged. In the poerer Jews' Q-.itrters
on the outskirts of town whole streets
vere destroyed, soldiers apparently
Crowds of workmen, rowdies, womca
PRINCE LOUIS GOES
TO SEE PRESIDENT
Distinguished Visitor Accompanied
by Formidable Array of Officers
Annajolis. Md., Nov. 3. Admiral
Prince Louis, Admiral Evans, officers
of their personal staffs, commanding
officers of the six British armored
cruisers. Hear Admirals Davis and
Brownson. and Capt. W. S. Cowles. left
on a special tra!n for Washington this
morning, where the visiters will be
presented to the president this after
noon. and children, laden with all kinds of
loot, walked openly through the streets
quarreling over the spoils. Bombs
were thrown in various parts of town.
Iate that night patrols of soldiers
and Cossacks restored some semblance
j of order. Pillaging continued yestcrday
ana mere was heavy nrlng all over
town. Nobody was safe in the streets
People carrying arms who were caught
by troops were shot at sight. Shut
ters of all houses were ordered closed,
and people detected shooting from win
dows were shot.
I nl Mnehlne liuna.
Soldiers used machine' guns to clear
away a crowd from the vicinity of the
Iort. In fact, there was indiscrimin
ate shooting everywhere in town.
PARTIAL ORDER IN
ODESSA AFTER LONG
REIGN OF TERROR
Odessa. Nov. 3. After IS hours of
almost indescribable anarchy and
bloodshed, the troops late last evening
succeeded in clearing the streets of
the mobs and a semblance of order has
been restored. It is Ixlieved that
.i.'iuo persons were killed or wounded
in Odessa on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The principal sufferers were the Jews.
The demonstration seenie-d to be di
rected solely at them.
Two liiNMew of Itlulern.
The work of murder, rapine, and
pillage was carried on by two classes
one made up of the rogues and
thieves from the lowest slums in the
city, and the- either made up of 'loyal
ists." with whom the police fraternized
and the troops sympathized.
Most of the murdering and plunder
ing took place in the Jewish quarter.
where" the dead still strew the streets
and sidewalks. Jewish met. were shot
down, wherever found. Jewish women
and children were strangled and hack
ed to pie-ces in the streets. The Kishin
eff horrers were repeated a hundred
St. Petersburg. Nov. 3. 2 a. m. The
council of the workmen's delegates at
midnight issued a notice pointing out
the necesity of arming workers for a
decisive struggle for the convocation
f a constituent assembly on universal
suffrage with a view to the formation
of a democratic republic.
The council decided to suspend the
political strike at noon today, but on
the condition that it be resumed if
their demands were not granted.
lut Ignore Cennor.
The council decided, also, that only
th)se newspapers may appear whose
editors will entirely ignore the cen
sorship. Compositors have refused to
work except under this condition, and
newspapers not complying with it will
be confiscated, their presses destroyed,
and their workmen boycotted.
Workmen ttfiirk. Mudrnm,
Moscow. Nov. :i A procession of
students returning today with com
rades re-based from prison were- set
upon by a mob of workmen Ten
students were killed.
AUTOPSY PROVES MRS. TODD WAS
NOT KILLED BY A RAILWAY TRAIN
Wealthy Philadelphia Woman's Death Still a Mystery Ribs
and Breastbone Fractured, but Clothing
New ork. Nov. 3 Coroner Scholer
following an au:opsy on the body of
Mrs. Margaretta Todd, the rich woman
found dead on the railroad tracks near
Philadelphia a week ago today, said
the woman could not possibly have
been struck by a train. He said she
could easily have been killed by some
heavy weight falling on her while she
was inert or by the pressure ef a knee.
Hi ha llrokra.
The autopsy showed ribs to have
been fractured together with the
r re as' bene. Her clothing, the coroner
sa'.d, was cot disarranged in the slight
est, bat smooth and neat. Ha 1 a train
MOBS IN AUSTRIA
Streei Rioting in Vienna Follows
Report That Universal
WAS ABOUT TO BE GRANTED
Police Use Swords on Crowd and
Are Injured More Trouble
Vienna. Nov. 3. Following a report
that Emperor Franz Josef had decided
to grant universal suffrage to Austria,
80 persons were injured last nisrht in
riotins resulting from a bis socialist
meeting. Universal suffrage was the
topic discussed by the socialists.
The orators used fiery language, de
claring that millions of workers were
ready to follow the Russian example
The crowds outside the hall were so
great that traffic was stopped for three
hours. Meet I'oll.-e.
After further harangues outside the
buildings the crowd marched through
the streets shouting for revolution.
Near the I of burg the police forced the
in -nionstrators to enter mo sine streets,
causing numerous conflicts, in which
several persons were seriously injured,
the wild scenes lasting half an hour.
Later at night the turbulence was re
newed in many parts of the city and
many persons were hurt.
loliee t'e Tlieir worln.
The socialists stoned the police, com-
pe-iiiug itie:ii to uraw meir swoius, uuu
it is said that the police acted with
brutal violence. The crowds resisted
angrily, and a cafe on Ringstrasse was
almost demolisheel. There were no police-men
among the injured.
This outbreak, it is believed, will in
augurate a series of violent demonstra
tions, the attitude of the police having
incensed the- labor party and determin
ed them to press their demands at any
BOTTOM FROM SAFE
Missed $6,0C0 Because They SJseJ
Too Heavy a Charge of
Washington, Ind., Nov. 3. Four
cracksmen visited the Odon haul;, 1.1
miles east of Sanborn last night, and
were only frustrated in securing $G,ooo
in cash by the nitroglycerine blowing
loose the bottom of the safe and mak
ing it impossible to get at the money.
Jacob Hodge, passing the bank at the
time was seized, bound hand and foot,
gagged and guarded until the robbers
Sdalia. Mo.. Nov. 3. Robbers early
today wrecked the safe of the bank at
Cre-ighton, Cass county, and escaped
TIME FOR TURK TO YIELD
Sure to Be Naval Demonstration Un
less He Grants Reforms.
Paris. Nov. 3. Exchanges of com
munications between the powers have
reached a stage where joint naval
deniemstratitms against Turkey are
practically assured unless the sultan
promptly accepts the plan of the pow
ers for financial reforms in Macedo
nia. Smallpox in Home for Blind.
Janesville. Wis.. Nov. 3. The state
institute for the blind was closed under
quarantine today on account of small
pox. struck htr. the clothing would have
been disarranged and torn.
ILLINOIS LEADSIN RURALMAIL
State Has 2,603 Free Delivery Routes
of a Total of 33,948.
Washington. Nov. C. The statement
of the pos-toffiee department relative to
rural free delivery for October places
the total number of routes in the coun
try at .13. 5M an increase of 1.S93 since
July 1. Illinois leads the list of states
with a total of 2.Cjs routes. North Da
kota has 2.302, Iowa 2.14. and Indiana
There are 1.3 "5 applications j
Two Men Admit Part in Disposing
of Body of Susan
BOSTON SUIT CASE MYSTERY
Doctor Who Dismembered Remains Ar
rested Dragging the Har
bor. Dr. Percy McLeod was arrested this
afternoon on a charge of abortion. Mc-
Leod is charged as being the person
who dismembered the body of Susan
New York, Nov. 3. William Howard
and Louis Crawford who were arrested
yesterday in connection with the Win
throp suitcase mystery were identified
by Cabman Howard of Boston as the
' tvvo men who rode in his cab with suit
cases the night when the girl's body
was thrown into Boston harbor. Pawn
breikers also identified the men as
those who purchased the suitcases.
The prisoners were held on the charge
ArreHted for Abortion.
Boston. Nov. 3. Police Capt. Dugan
today obtained a warrant for the arrest
of Crawford and Howard on the charge
of committing an abortion on the body
of Susan Geary. In view of Howard's
confession the harbor is being dragged
' '7 me
uecoi ui mi- i ii'iiui which tiowaru says
was enclosed in a handsatchel heavily
. .New iorK. aov. o. Two arrests
were made by central office detectives
last night, which the police feel sure
will clear nn the Tloctoti cuir .nc-
The prisoners are William Howard
who also is known under the name of
Hunt, and a man who says he is Albert
H. Emery. The police say he really is
Louis Crawford, a json-in-law of Dr
Jane Bishop, in whose house in Boston
an operation was performed on the
chorus girl, Susan Geary, whose body
was cut up, necked in tvo suit cases
and dumped into Boston harbor.
Help furry (HMen.
Howard made a statement to Inspect
or O'Brien at police headquarters, in
w.hich he admitted -he helped to carry
the suit cases, and intimated he knew
I hey contained parts of the girl's body.
although he didn't say so in so many
In addition. Howard said, a safe lid
which has not been found yet was
dropped by him and Crawford in the
waters of Boston harbor. This satchel
was loaded with shot, and it is sup
posed to have contained ihe girl's head
State Politicians Thrown Out of Free
Rooms at Great Northern
Chicago, Nov. 3. For the first time
in 1C years tnere is no republican state
headquarters in Illinois. The chattel
property of the state organization,
which has filled two rooms in the Great
Northern hotel, has been boxed up and
carted away, and the down state peili
ticians will have to hold curb stone
meetings now when they come to Chi
cago. Formerly the hotel was filled with
politicians. Three or four still go there,
but the jcota'irpr and room business
has fallen away with the bar trade.
Observing these changed conditions,
the hotel management decided that the
two rooms which have been given free
to the state organization could be useel
to more profit for the entertainment of
guests with cash money. Therefore,
the management officially "canned'
the headquarters, had the effects and
chattels of the organization caned out,
and locked the doors.
GIRL'S FOOTBALL HURT FATAL
Miss B. Decker, 13 Years Old and En
thusiastic Athlete Succumbs.
Cumberland, Md.. Nov. 3. Miss Ber
nadette Decker, 18 years old, daughter
e;f Magistrate Edward Decker, demo
cratic leader at Eckhart, this county,
died yesterday from a malady resemb
ling malignant peritonitis resulting
from an injury received in a game of
football played by girls. She was a
girl eif fine physique and was devoted
to athletics. Her case puzzled the phy
sicians in attendance.
PLEDGE TO RAISE LARGE SUM
Wonan's Foreign Missionary Society
New York, Nov. 3. Having pledged
itself to raise $512,779 the coming year,
the executive committee of the Wo
rian'o Foreizn Missionary fcociety of
the Methodist En'sconal church
brought its 30th annual session to a
Startling Evidence !n Trial of
von Kutzleben for Train
MOTHER ON WITNESS STAND
of Much Intermarrying Con
fession Admitted by the
Marengo. Iowa. Nov. 3. (Special).
The state this morning rested its case
in the prosecution of "Baron" von
Kutzleben for the wrecking of a. Rock
Island train at Homestead in March.
and the defense began the introduction
The first witness was Mrs. Clementa
von Kutzleben. of Eisenach. Germany,
mother of the prisoner, who, with his
father have come to America to assist
their son. She gave her testimony
through an interpreter; Mrs. vem
Kutzleben's story related to the inter
marrying ef ancestors of the defend
ant and was ef a startling nature.
Among other things she stated that her
father was a brother of the rather of
her husband. She said her son hail
never been mentnllv strong, having
shown unmistakable evidence of de
generacy at various times.
The court yesterday afternoon decid
ed to admit the confession of the pris
oner as evidence together with testi
mony as to how it had been obtained,
the jury to judge if there had been
undue pressure used to secure? it.
Marie Louise Hill, Chicago Woman,
Shown in Strange Dual
Chicago, Nov. 3. While friends and
dete-ctives have searched for Miss Ma
rie Louise' Hill, a member of the ch:r
at the Moody church, student of socio
logy anil commanding the respect of
those who knew hi r intimately, she
has been a prisoner at the bridewell,
committed to ihe institution on her
plea of guilty as a shoplifu r. She was
sentenced Oct. 10. the day following
her disappearance, uneler the name of
Her dual existence and the mystery
of her departure freim he-r boarding
place. 211 Ohio street, ended yesterday,
when the matron at the bridewell -on-fronted
her with her picture in a news
paper and she admitted her identity.
She had concealed it, she said, because
she wished to return to her friends
with character unstained.
80-CENT GAS OFFERED OMAHA
New Proposition in Franchise Fight in
Hands of Council.
Omaha. Nov. 3. The announcement
that a proposition to supply Omaha
with S(-cent gas is in the hands of one
of the councilmen has renewed inter
est in the gas fight. The council preb
ably will be asked to allow the people
to vote on the question of granting a
franchise tr a new corporation. It is
beginning to appear doubtful whether
the gas company will be able to count
i majority of the council on its side.
Assistant Attorney General.
Springfield. III.. Nov. Attorney
General Stead lias appointed Thomas
K. Demcy, of Fast St. Ixuis, 111., as
assistant attorney gem ral, vice Charles
F. Mansfield, of Mansfi.M. II!
BOBBINS, OF ARMOUR GAR LINES,
REFUSES TO ANSWER QUESTIONS
On Advice of Attorneys Takes
Commission Has No Legal Right to Inquire
Washington, Nov. 3. George B
Bobbins of Chicago, president of the
Armour car lines, was called as a wit
ness today in the private car line in
quiry before the interstate commerce
commission. At the outset the coun
sel for the Armour car lires opposed
intimate inquiry into the details of the
Armour company's business on the
ground that the interstate commerce
commission had no jurisdiction ova
these private interests.
Not in ( arrjinK UuKiarKa.
Robbing testified the Armo::r Car
J IineS operate 12,Cu) cars, Lut said the
lines are not engaged in transporta
MEDICAL SCHOOL CAUSE
OF MISSIONARIES IN CHINA
mm m s m iirui iimir
MAftt A NtVY filUVt
Plead Immunity from Trial By Reason
of Agreement With Gar
field. Chicago. Nov. 3. The indictee! pack
ers composing the so-called "beef
trust" sprung a complete surprise up
on the government yesterday evening
by filing an additional special plea in
bar, under which they claim that an
agreement made by Secretary Garfield
of the department of commerce and
labor, by which he conducted the in
vestigation of the packing business
over a year ago, gives them complete.
irrnranity from prosecution under the'
pending indictments. I
District Attorney Morrison and As-
sistant Attorney i;eneral I'agm are
now waiting for a statement from Sec
retary Garfield, who is in Washingttin.
concerning the allege-ei agreement be
tween himself and the packers.
THIS BANK HAS
Reported Embezzlement of Manager at
Hamilton, Ont., Given at
Hamilton. Ont., Nov. 3. T. Hiilhouse
Brown, manager of the east end branch
of the Bank of Hamilton, has be-en ar
rested on a charge of misappropriating
funds of the bank. General Manager
Tuinbud issued a statement that the
embezzlement has been going on for
several years, and has been cleverly
concealed. It is reported that the
shortage amounts to $7i.0(0. Brown
is commodore of the lioyal Hamilton
Yacht club and prominent in social cir
cles. He is a son tf Postmaster Brown
and a brother-in-law of Maj. Hendrie,
one' of the directors of the bank. He
REELECT RETIRING OFFICERS
Annual Meeting of Board of Directors
cf Hock isiand Company.
New York. Nov. :!. The board of
directors of the Chicago. Hock Island &
Pacific Uailway company rcelecte-d the
re! iring officers and chose the follow
ing members of tin; executive commit
tee: V. II. Moore, D. G. Reid. G. K.
Yoakum. W. U. Leeds, J. II. Moore1,
Marshall Field. Uobeit Mather.
Tne board of directors of the Bock
Island company, lessi-e of the Rock
isianu system reele-ceed the retiring
officers and cho.-e G. T. Boggs, of
East Orange, N. J., vice president and
assistant secretary and assistant treas
urer; J. J. Quintan, vice president.
NEW RECORD FOR WARSHIP
Rhode Island Attains a Speed of 19.33
Knots in Trial.
Rockland. Maine, Nov. ;. A new
speed record for American battleships
was established yesterday by the Rhode
Island on her official standardization
trial trip ove r the measured mile course
off Owl's he-ad. during which she
steamed one mile at a rate of 19.33
knots in an hour. Another mile was
made at the rate or 10.27, while the
mean time for the 12 runs over the
course was 1S.H3 knots an hour. The
con tract of the builders, the Fore
liner Shipbuilding company, called for
a speed of I'.i knots, and the showing
of ihe vessel was ino.-t satisfactory, not
only to the trial board, bin. to Iie r build
Thanksgiving Nov. 3d.
Washington, Nov. 3. The president
has issued a proclaniat ion naming
Thursday. Nov. 30. next, as a day for
t hanks-gi ving.
Ground Interstate Commerce
tion er carrying business, but sejlely
in the business of leasing cars to rail
roads and fttrnishing refrigeration to
shippers. He asserted the respondent
railroads have no part in the fruit and
produce business, but refused to an
swer many questions at the instance of
counsel for the Armour lines.
Scheme to Identify Voters.
St. Louis, Nov. 3. The Republican
city central committee has decided to employes. This is the crux of a report
prepare a list of all registered voters, submitted to the president by the de
giving height, weight, color and other parlment of ju'ice, which has just
distinguishing items that will assist concluded an Investigation of th
the j-jdges in making absolute identifi- charges against Judge Baker by thy
cation and prevent fraudulent voting, civil service commission.
Natives of Lianchow Fren
zied When They
LET BUT TWO ESCAPE
Anger First Aroused by Ameri
cans' Request for Removal
Hongkong. Nov. 3. Bishop Morel, of
lUe Cathedic church, has received a let-
ter confirming the news tf the massa
cre of American missionaries at Lian
chow and giving the fedlowing particu
lars: Mkel i:emonl of Thrntre.
Dr. Macule requested the removal of
a stre-et theater near the hospital on ac
count eif the noise. This request in
censed the Chinese, who, becoming vi
olent, attacked the hospital. The mob
then paraded the street, exhibiting a
skeleton useel in the instruction of the
medical class and alleging it was an
example of the foreign inhumanity to
Becoming frenzied, the crowd burned
the hospital, girls' school, end residen
ces of the missionaries. Dr. Machle,
Mrs. Machle. their 10-year-old daughter,
Mr. and Mrs. Pearle, Dr. Chestnut, and
Miss Patterson, took refuge in a cave.
Killl All Itut Two.
The mob pursued them. and killed all
except Dr. Machle and Miss Patterson,
The American gunboat, Calao, and
two Chinese gunboats are proceeding
to the scene of the massacre-.
Itrport Con fl mini.
New Y'ork, Nov. 3. The news of the
murder of live American missionaries
at the Presbyterian station at Lien
chow was confniiu-d in a telegram to
the Presbyterian board of foreign mis
sions from Canton, China, which reads
"Lienchow station has been attack
ed. Mrs. Machlo. Alme (Mrs. Mach;o''i
daughter). Mr. Peak-. Mrs. Pe-nle, Chea
nut, kille'd. Dr. Marble and Patterson
safe. Buildings destroyed."
IN BIG COAL MERGER
O'Gara Consolidation Takes in Seven
teen Companies in the Bitumin
Chicago. Nov. 3. Seventeen compa
nies, operating 25 bituminous coal
mines in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and
West Virginia, were consolidated un
der the name of the O'Gara Coal com
pany of Chicago yesterday at a meet
ing held fn the office of O'Gara, Kiug
At Co., 20 i Dearborn street. The now
company has a capitalization of $0,
uOO.Oim, and takes rank as one of the
largest coal companies in the Uniteil
State's. The consolidation was brought
about through the efforts of T. J.
O'Gara, who was chosen pre-side-nt ot
the new corporation.
IN HENRY COUNTY
Alfred Roseen, Young Married Mart,
Hangs Himself Without Known
Cambridge. 111.. Nov. 3. (Special).
Alfred Roseen. a farmer living on
the outskirts jf town was found hang
ing in his barn this morning, dead. He
was 30 years of age and had been mar
ried three years. No cause is known
for the rash act.
NO PROSECUTION FOR
JUDGE FRANCIS E. BAKER
Department Decides to Do Nothing in
Regard to His Action in Urging
Washington, D. C, Nov. ?,. United
States Circuit Judge Francis E. Baker,
of Indiana, will not be called upon to
plead to an indictment charging him
with vloboiiii? tbi! civil service law.
which prohibits the collection of cam-
paign assessments from government