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VOL. LV. NO. 38.
THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23, 11)03.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
BUYS MORE SHORE
BEEF JURY READY
Authorities at Washing
ton Deny Stringency
BATTLE ON TRAIN
American Tells of Scenes
at Burning of
TO OLD WAV
8. 8. Davis Secures M. T. John
son and Williarr. Coyne
Selection of Men to Try Pleas of
Immunity by Packers
Two Killed in Revolver Duel cn
Southern Railway at
Seriousness of Situation
of Russian Govern
ment Not Clear.
STRIKERS ARE WEAK
But Revolutionary Party is Vic
torious in Various Lo
calities. St. Petersburg. Dec. 23. Though the
printers' union is one of the most ad
vanced and thoroughly organized
unions in Russia, it is. unable to en
force the newspaper v strike. Novo
Vremya,' Slovo, and other conservative
papers expect to appear today. With
the political strike as a revolutionary
weapon apparently losing its keenness
owing to too frequent use, fears are
entertained that the revolutionists
may be driven to return to old meth
ods and inaugurate an eia of terror
The government is aware of a num
ber of high amenta of the revolution
ary organization at Geneva recently re
turned to Russia and increased pre
cautions are being taken to safeguard
all i authority at St. Petersburg and
Ilravy 'niualt le.
St. Petersburg. Dec. 23. Eleven men
were killed and 80 wounded by volleys
tired by trfxjpa at workmen defending
a barricade on Tverskaia street, Mos
cow, today. The total casualties at
Moscow yesterday are estimated at
Riga. I He 22. Delayed.) Al
though more than 100 post and tele
graph employes have resumed work
liere, all telegraph lines running out of
Riga have been cut, presumably by In
surgents. Russian cavalry have found
approaches to places held by insur
gents. s t with entanglements made of
telegraph wires. Train were running
today, but the order to strike Is ex
isted any hour.
All German and Austro Hungarlau
subjects residing in Cnurland and Li
vonia have been notified by the con
sulates that steamers are arriving here
to take t lit in to their respective coun
tries. The consuls urge them to leave
the country before the Duna river
freez.es. A German warship will cruise
off the mouth of the Duna river as long
us It is free of ice. It is understood
all the Baltic garrisons are being large
Moscow, Dec. 2:!. Troops surround
iii the school house where workmen
were meeting here yesterday evening
mid summoned the men to surrender.
llank shots were fired to intimidate
'f kl.c workmen, who replied with revol
ver shots and bombs. Artillery was
then brought up and the school house
Itoiuburded until the survivors of the
Klghtlo t Mimm-.
I.oudon. Dec. 23. A News aneucy St.
Petersburg di.ptch says barricades
have been made on Tverskaia street,
the chief thoroughfare of Moscow, and
the revolutionists are holding them
bravely and are making repeated at
tacks on the police. Cossacks and dra
goons whenever the latter attempt to
coney prisoners to jaiL Patrols ot
troops are accompanied by machine
guns which are unhesitatingly led
against the revolutionists.
Troopa Krr i Liar Opri.
Moscow. Dec. 2!. Traffic has been
opened here. With the assistance of
troops aud railroad battalions three
lines uie working normally, but the
.tie-up is complete ou the Ural an I
Attack HallrwMd Me.
Vladiiuier. Dev. 23. Owing to th;
hostile attitude of the people liere. who
attacked the houses of railroad men.
strike lenders would have been torn to
pieces had trvKips not interposed. The
railroad btrike here is ineffective. Most
of the employes were working. Two
policemen who tried vainly to save an
agitator in the illage of Nodolar
were themselves torn to pieces.
I'rwlalaa lro tnluaa 1 ; erantral.
Kursk. Dec. 23. Striking railroad
men in this city have proclaimed a
provisional government, and tiave is
sued an apiH'al tor support in setting
up a Russian republic.
Orel!. Dec. 23- At the village of
Feekol, peasants have killed two rev
olutionary emissaries. One of them
as beaten to death aud the other
Mar Martial l.a.
Piorkow. Russian Poland. Dec, 23.
Owing to the spread of disorders, mar
tial law lias been declared in the prov
ing of Piotrkow.
. laitmal JtaCragr.
St. Petersburg. Dec. 23. At a ses-
TRANSFERS ARE RECORDED
One Tract Located on the North and
. the Other on the South Bank
of Rock River.
Two real estate transfers have been
filed that may have -a bearing on the
future development of water power in
Rock river. S. S. Davis is the pur
chaser in both cases, and Mr. Davis
has the water power rights on the
north bank of Rock river at Sears. J.
B. Be k hart and Ira H. Buffum are nom
inally the selling parties.
The farm of M. T. Johnson, two
miles above Milan is sold to Mr. Davis
for 123.500, and that of William Coyne.
ust above the Watch Tower on the
north bank of Rock river is sold for.
$3,000. Both tracts border on the
stream. The Coyne place Includes a
quarter of a mile of shore opposite the
lower end of Carr's island and the
Johnson tract takes in a mile of the
shore beginning at a point opposite the
upper end of the island.
Ha Othrr Itlichta.
Mr. Davis has also secured riparian
rights above the Coyne farm reaching
to or above the government dam. thus
giving water power privileges from
Sears up on this side.
These developments tend to verify ru
mors ihat have been circulating of late
o the effect that a power plant as an
adjunct to that of the People's Power
company on Sylvan water will be con
structed at or above Sears sooner or
later, the object to furnish additional
power and light to the tri-cities.
Mr. Davis also purchases the resi
dence of Mr. Johnson on Twenty-sec
ond street in this city for SG.000.
ion of the cabinet presided over by
Emperor Nicholas it was decided late
last night that universal suffrage
hould not be granted.
St. Petersburg, lec. 23. A message
by telephone from Moscow says ier-
slstent rumors are in circulation there
that all the artillerymen, with the ex-
eptlon of those of cue battery, have
refused to bo on duty. .The same men-
sas;e says that a plot has been discov
ered to seize Gov. Geu. Doubassoff.
GIVING SHAW PLAY
IS HELD CRIMINAL
Arnold Daly and Sam Gumpertz Held
for Producing "Mrs. War
New York. Dec. 23. Actor Arnold
Daly and Sam Gumpertz. of the Car
rick theatre, were held in $100 bail
each today charged with giving an im
moral performance in presenting
George Bernard Shaw's play, "Mrs.
TO REAPPOINT DR. EMIL HIRSCH
AND MISS JULIA LATHROP
ON CHARITIES BOARD.
Chicago. Ic. 23. A general investi
gation of state peual aud charitable in
stitutions and of state departments,
undertaken by Gov. Deueen. is about
to yield results. The jolt given former
State treasurers and auditors, 'delin
quent" to the extent of $321.00 a jolt
w hich already has placed f luo.ooo back
in the state treasury was the first of
a series. The others are to come.
A complete reorganization of the
Mate board of charities will be the
next. The reorganization it. ctrtain.
It is expected to be made next week.
Two Hark, la Hoard.
One of the interesting ftatures of
this change in the control of the char
i'able institutions of the state will be
the reappointment of two Chicagoans
who resigned from the board of chari
ties when Yates appointed J, Mack
Tanner secretary of the department in
spite of their protects against what
they termed the handing over of the
asylums of the state to politics.
Dr. Emil G. Iiircb of Sinai cougrt
K at ion and .Miss Julia I-athrop of Hull
House wil) again take up the state
work which they dropped when Yates
put Tanner in office.
Dr. Hirsch will go back on the board
of charities, but Miss I-athrop is more
likely to be appointed a trustee of one
of the institutions, probably to the
board of the School for Girls at Ge
neva. latr.lUtallaa Br Ha dr.
While these changes have been de
cided on. an investigation of the insti
tutions themselves is being continued.
and it may produce more startling re
Young Mew York Finan
cier Beats Politician
to Rob Him.
ALMOST A MURDER
J. H. Bonnington, Victim of Wil
liam Seims, Son of a
New York. Dec. 23. John H. Bon
nington. a former assemblyman and
democratic leader in the Borough of
Kings was assaulted in his office early
today by William Seims, son of the
banker and wealthy real estate dealer.
Bonnington is in a hospital with se
vere scalp wounds, but will recover.
Seims is under arrest and according to
the police, has confessed he was bent
In 2 Iran Ol.l.
Seims is 20 years old. Bonnington
had worked at the desk all night,
when early this morning he heard a
noise on the roof. Oa investigation he
found a skylight adjoining the building
broken and a man lowering himself in
to the building. Bonnington command
ed the culprit to come out. Climbing
up the rope hand over hand the man
reached the roof and started for Bon
nington, who retreated to his office
where the man grabbed a stick and
beat Bonnington until he was uncon
Police to Itmcur.
A policeman who heard the victim's
cries rushed to his rescue, and saw
Seims disappear in the office of his
father in the same building. He was
finally taken after a struggle. When
confronted with Seims, Bonnington
said Seims was his best friend's son.
but refused to identify him as his as
sailant. IHkIi na Ma.ua.
Bonnington is well known through
out the state in high Masonic circles,
being the present grand recorder of the
grand commandery. and past grand
commander of Knights Templar.
Paris. 111., Dec. 2.?. W. V. Juntgen
was acquitted by a jury today on the
charge of dynamiting the Kdgar coun
ty bank for the purjKjse of destroying
Bryan Given Reception.
Manila. Dec. 23. Thousands of citi
zens attended the reception given last
veiling by the Clks to meet William
sults. The Klgin and Kankakee insane
asylums are under scrutiny. !n the
case of these two institutions charges
of cruelty to patients have been made,
but. while they are being looked up.
it is said to be likely that they will
prove to be groundless.
In investigations of this character
the testimony of the witnesses is not
invariably reliable, and Gov. Deneen
realizes that at any time tinder any
set of officials in a state asylum it is
Mssible to get a mass of accusations
charging ill trealment.
OF STATE INDICTED
Henry Wulff Accused of Using MaiU
to Do Lottery Busi
ness. Chicago. Dec. 23. Former State
Treasurer Henry Wulff was indicted
yesterday by the federal grand jury
as president of the Continental Finance
company. Julian W. Ixeb. secretary
of the concern, also was indicted.
There are two charges, sending letters
and advertising matters through the
mails concerning a lottery and sending
letters through the mail with intent to
defraud. On the latter charge a per
son may be imprisoned IS months.
The indictment against Mr. Wuiu
comes as an added blow to him. Suit
against the former state treasurer was
started this, week by the a'torney gen
eral's office for $1."!.ooo. He. with oth
er former officials, has been hit by Gov.
Deneen's doeis-urn that money appro
priated for the issuance of bonds, when
the work was performed by his clerks,
must be returned to the state.
COURT ADJOURNED TO JAN. 9
Twelve Men Allowed to Go to Their
Homes in Meantime Charged
Chicago. Dec. 2... The 21 persons
and corporations indicted in the charge
of conspiracy in restraint of trade in
the meat business, will go to trial
Jan. 9. oa their 10 special pleas for
immunity. The jury was finally ac
cepted yesterday afternoon. After a
long charge by the court, the jurymen
were allowed to go to their homes until
the date of the trial.
Thixr Wo CowpiMf the Jury.
The jury is composed of the follow
Cross, P. K.. real estate dealer. Mor
Graham, R. B., retired farmer, Far-
Helm, M. J., storage house keeper,
Lee, John S., farmer Yorkville.
Ioomis, W. H., real estate dealer,
Miller, John V., stock raiser, Sa
Mundie, George W., real estate deal
Pearce, Gerald, former. Yorkville.
Ruperight, George, carpenter, Mount
Smith, Robert C. printer. lx)ckport.
Walker, Joseph G., carpenter, Men
dota. Winsor, Henry, farmer, Waupense.
May l'M-tte funiahmrnt.
The verdict of this jury will decide
only whether the packers are to be
tried later on the main charge in the
case, or go free altogether, because tin
der the law, they are entitled to im
munity from prosecution if, 'as they
assert, they furnished evidence against
themselves during-the Garfield investi
gation, and which evidence, it is de
clared by the defendants, was used
against them to bring the indictments.
ON GRAZING ISSUE
President Rooseve't Writes Letter
Concerning Po icy in Grant
Washington, Dec. 23. President
Roosevelt, in a lctte; addressed to Sec
retary Wilson, of the department of
agriculture, on the subject of fees for
grazing horses and cattle in the na
tional forest reserves, upholds the; sec
retary in the regulations formulated
by him and which will become effective
Jan. 1, whereby certain rules are laid
down for the granting of grazing per
mits. The communication is the re
sult of a protest sent to the president
by cattlemen from the western states
and is based on the ieort by Secre
tary Wilson, to whom the protest was
MOWS DOWN SEVEN
IN MOB OF BLACKS
Attempt to Lynch White Man Results
Disastrously for Georgia
Valdosta. Ga.. Dfe. 23. A report
reached here this morning from Ewing
between Fargo and St. George, a new
colony town, that a crowd of negroes
tried to mob a white man who was
manager of a large turpentine still at
that place last night. He barricaded
himself and opened fire, killing -Ave
men and two women, and wounding
YOUNG McCALL IS HOME
Returns from Unsuccessful Trip to
New York. Dec. 23. John C. Mc-
Call. secretary of the New York Life
Insurance company, returned from
Europe today on the steamer I.a Lor-
raiu. McCall went to Paris to nee An
drew Hamilton, and to either induce
Hamilton to return to the United States
and testify before the legislative in
surance investigating committee or be
cure an accounting of money advanc
ed. Hamilton sent a statement by Mc
Call. bis health being such that his
physician ordered aim not to return
A PAIR OF PRIZE FIGHTS
Andy Bezenah Won from Jack O'Leary
Milwaukee, Dec. 23. Andy Bezenah
of Cincinnati, easily defeated Jack
O'Leary of Milwaukee in an eigfct
lound bout las night. Jack Dougherty
of Milwaukee was awarded the deci
sion over Otto Sieloff of Chicago in
a six round bout.
PAY FOR EMPLOYES
Joseph Bishop, Secretary
Board, Denies He is Act
ing as Member.
Washington, Dec. 23. It is stated at
the Isthmian canal commission today
that no reason is known why there
should be any default at Panama in
the payment of the salaries of em
ployes on the isthmus.
A sufficient sum of money is on de
posit in the sub-treasury at New York
to meet all current expenses and all
that is necessary for the disbursing of
ficer to do in order to procure the
money and pay off the men is for him
to present his check at any one of four
banks on the isthmus to receive
enough money to liquidate all demands.
!ot Yet iiiiiiilinT. .
Washington. Dec. 23. After a con
ference with President Roosevelt to
day. Joseph B. Bishop, secretary of the
Isthmian canal commission, said the
impression that he had already assum
ed his duties as member of the commis
sion to which he was appointed by the
president, was erroneous.
IOWA WINS FIRST PRIZE
Agricultural College Gets Trophy in
Beef Carcus Contest.
Chicago. Ike. 23. Judging of cattle
was concluded at the International
Live Stock exposition yesterday and
today the show ends. First prize for
senior sweepstakes bull went to White
hall Marshall, owned by h V. Hard
ing of Waukesha. Wis. In the contest
for grand champion Shorthorn, Ma
tron of the Snow Queen Ideal, Canadi
an champion, was awarded first prize.
HEAD OF DIXON ACADEMY OUT
Rev. Frederick Thompson, Warden of
Military School, Removed.
Dixon. 111.. Dec. 23. Rev. FredeiiCK
Thompson has been removed from the
wardenship of the Rock River Military
academy. Serious charges were made
concerning his conduct, which led to
the change in the management of the
Fever Stops Festivities.
Monmouth, 111.. Dec. 23. An out
break of scarlet fever here resulted In
an order from Health Officer Wells
closing all the churches of the city to
Christmas Sunday school services.
HEW YORK CITY AT MERCY OF MERGER OF
TRACTION INTERESTS WITH $350,000,000
DENIES MRS. TAGG ART'S PLEA
Court Overrules Motion for New Trial
and Fines Attorneys.
Woster. Ohio. Itec. 23. Judge Ea
son has overruled the motion of Mrs.
Taggart's attorneys for a new trial of
the divorce case. He criticised Mrs.
Taggart's attorneys severely and said
he regarded three of them in contempt
of court. He referred to M. I. Smy ti
ter, former Judge Critchfield. and J. B.
Taylor, two of whom made affidavits
hich seriously reflect upon the court.
The judge in:josed a fine of $15 each
upon these three attorneys, but after
wards said he would hold the matter
ARE GETTING AFTER
THE BRIDGE TRUST
Ohio Grand Jury Brings in Indictments
for Combining to Boost
Napoleon, Ohio. Dec. 23. The grant
jury has returned IX indictments
against Ohio bridge corporations for
alleged violations of the anti-trust law.
The companies are charged with form
ing a combination to keep up prices.
SECTION MEN UNDER WHEELS
Freight Backs Down on Crew at Chi
cago, Killing Two.
Chicago. Dec. 23. While a party of
six section hands were at work today
on the tracks of the Wabash railroad
at Forty-seventh street, a fmgbt train
backed down on them, killing two and
seriously injuriug two.
CHICKEN THIEVES STARTED 1
Constable Attempting to Take Three
to Jail Two of Them Having
t-airfield. III.. lhH z:;. Two mea
were killed and a third probably fatal
ly wounded in a revolver battle on
rapidly moving train on the Souther;
railway leaving Wayne City yesterday
afternoon. Kvery window in the car
was shattered by bullets and 25 pas
sengers were thrown into a panic.
The four men engaged in the battle
were Constable James Kingston and
three chicken thieves. Edward and
Isaac Marshall and Walter Finley, all
of Sims. 111.
The prisoners had had their hearing
before a justice of the peace at Wayne
City and were ordered sent to the Fair
field jail pending a trial. They were
in the custody of Constable Kingston.
I'rUonrr il-Kln the llntfle.
As the train drew near the town lim
its of Sims. Ed Marshall, without warn
ing, drew a revolver and fired at King
ston, missing him. Ike Marshall also
drew a gun and began to shoot.
The constable immediately opened
fire on his assailants. His first bullet
passed through the hat of a passen
ger, Zadok Smi;h of Ellery, III. A sec
ond bullet pierced Ike Marshall's heart
and he fell dead. A third shot wound
ed Ed Marshall, but he was able to
keen up the fight.
Both, the Marshall boys had been fir
ing their guns rapidly until they fell
and several passengers who happened
to be armed took chance shots at the
Ed Marshall continued firing widly
even after he was wounded. He cmp
tied his revolver and while the bullets
were flying through the car, shattering
window glass and splintering the car
seats, he reloaded his weapon and
again opened fire on the constable. One
of the shots passed through the con
stable's heart, and he died'instantly.
On the train were State's Attorney
D. F. Thomas and James Harlan, the
Southern Railway detective, and they
succeeded finally in overpowering Ed
Marshall, who was rapidly weakening
from loss of blood.
Weekly Statement Shows More En
couraging State of Affairs at
New York. Dec. 23. The weekly
siatemtut shows the banks hold a sur
plus over the legal reserve require
ments of $4.13JMH; loans increased,
$1.153, 1 00; deposits increased. $1.13'J.
l0t; reserve increased. $IS3.3uo; sur
plus increased I1KS.325; ex 1 S. depo
sits increased, $211,775.
DEAL INVOLVING ALL LINES COM
PLETED IN ALL EXCEPT
New York. Dec. 23. By a deal,
w hich is completed in all except details
not only aie all the surface, elevated,
and subway railways of New York city
and the Bronx brought under control
of one set of capitalists, but the city
alno is placed absolutely at the mercy
of this combination so far as the build
ing of subways in the future Is con
cerned. The stock and bonds of all the
companies involved amount to $35o,-
This situation was brought about
when the Belmont Interborough Rapid
Transit interests purchased control ot
the Metropolitan lines and made a
merger of all the traction interests in
the boroughs of Manhattan and the
Bronx an accomplished fact.
Make .No (uiunrit.
Although neither August Belmont
nor Thomas F. Kyan would make any
comment on the deal it was learned,
on authority that cannot be disput
ed, that a merger has been agreed up
on. Many of the details are not yet
settled, but the repoit that there has
been a bitch in the negotiations is de
nied by a man close to one of the prin
cipals. So far as could be learned the
Brooklyn Rapid Transit company la
not concerned in the deal.
A conference between the director
of the companies concerned yesterday
lasted rntii long after the ckise of busi
ness. Late in the afternoon Belxnout
said no statement wouM come from
him or Paul D. Cravalb for the inter
est. That the two principals had
been discuseing the terms of the deal
TROOPS IN A FRENZY
Killed 2,000 Chinese and De
stroyed Property Worth $20,
000,000 in Two Days.
Victoria. U. C. Doc. 23. Hem y
Bush, who arrived from Vladivostok
last night by the steamer Tartar, was
an eye witness of the rioting of soldiers
The trouble began at the Chinese
bazar, he says, where, following a dis
pute, a mob of soldiers rushed for the
stalls, grabbing everything they could
lay their hands on. Many Russian
went to a steamer which was dis
charging Standard oil and saturated
the bazar with the oil. They fired the
place, anil- It burned quickly. Many
Chinese were incinerated.
Hum Iliac Mtorr.
From the bazar the soldier, went to
a big store of a German firm, driving
out the staff, who fled for their lives.
Commander Katzoff ordered out tho
troops who were in the barracks, but
Instead of preventing the revolting sol
diers from looting, they fired at upper
windows while the looters were busy
Would wt Miool Nolillrra.
Bush says they would not fire on tho
revolting soldiers, although they were
quick enough to bring down their
rifles to kill Chinese. The store wu a
big one, full of general merchandise.
and the loss must have been over a
million dollars, for the mob brought
can after can of oil from the wharf
and burned the place.
lrrla Filled With Mob.
By this time the streets were filled
with screaming, mad Russians and
Chinese. Stones were flylug and bul
lets whistling everywhere. Chinese
corpses were scattered about the
streets and many Russians were killed.
Bush did not realize bis danger until
then. Some Chinese rushed at him
with shouts of. "There's another oue'.'
and he fled.
Refugees crowded Into sain pa us and
all the merchant steamers and trans
lorts left the harbor. That night. Nov.
13, men pafd from 2 to f0 roubles to b
allowed to sleep in sampans in the
I)-mI ro-l 2lO tttorn.
Place after place was burned, until
before the riots ended over 20 stores'
had been destroyed and bodies wero
scattered about the streets. Over 500
Russians and 2, Chinese were kill-
d. The bodies lay unburied for three
lays, when ihey were gathered up
wholesale ami carted away for burial.
Commander Datzoff flel to Satauka.
two miles away, on the first day, and
the troops who did- not take part iu
he riot did not prevent It.
I'rumliml Hrlura lluwr.
Proclamation after proclamation was
telegraphed by the fugitive command-
r, but not until be promised the troop
would be sent to Russia ax quick as
they could be transported, did therlot-
ng discontinue. Bush estimates the
loss at $2u,oMmmi. He says jears will
be required to put the place as It wa.
Bush sas the army throughout is div
satihhed and believes a great revolt
will lake place before long.
rIAD NO RIGHT TO
ALTER THE RATES
Sweeping Decision Against Royal
Arcanum Supreme Coun
cil. New York, Dec. 23. Justice Gayuor,
it the supreme court of Brooklyn, to
ay handed down a decision in the
ase of James L. Mock, formerly set re
ary of Berkley council. Royal Arca
um. of Brooklyn aud others against
he supreme council of the order,' dy
ing the right of the supreme council
raise rates or In any way change as
sessments of members from what they
ere when the members were admit
ted into the order.
ONE SANTA BURNED TO DEATH
Boy in Chief Role at Christmas Cele
Marysville, Ohio. Dec. 23. Harold
Ogle, aged 15. was burned to death
esterday at Play City during a Christ
mas entertainment given by the higtt
school. A candle on the Christ mas tree;
ignited his long whiskers and he wa
enveloped in flames. The affair crea
ted a panic among the scholars.