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IN TWO PARTS
VOL. XXXIII, NO. 39-
ORGANIZE
MASSACRE
Twcnty-fiveThousand
Jews Killed
Hundreds of Women and
Children Slain
Physician at Kleff Charges Govern.
ment Reactionaries With Gather.
Ing Mobs and Inciting Them
to Murder Populace
Special Cable to The Herald.
PARIS, Nov. 9.— Persky, the well
known translator of Maxim Gorky's
works, who Is now In Berlin, writes to
Aurora:
A friend of mine, a doctor at Kleff,
writes that 25,000 Jews have been mas
sacred and that 1,000 women and chil
dren have been outraged and strangled.
The massacres are the work of gov
ernment officials.
Boukoff, the leader of the reactionar
ies In Moscow, declared that he had
received orders openly to massacre the
Jews. Nachico, the reactionary leader
at Kleff, declared that a member of
the imperial family Is leading the
movement.
The police organize the mobs, dis
tribute vodka to them and point out
the houses of the Jews. The Cos
sacks share the booty and shoot those
■who try to escape.
TELLS OF AWFUL BARBARITY
"Black Hundred" Murder School
Children In Procession
By Associated Prefes.
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. B.— The
revolutionary wave Is beginning to
subside, except in the Caucasus. As de
tails of what happened throughout
European Russia during the upheaval
arrive the stories grow more revolt-
In the Baltic provinces revolt and
incendiarism prevailed. In Poland
even the clergy. Catholic and Protest
ant, participated in the manifestations
in favor of the autonomy of the an
cient kingdom.
In southwestern Russia hardly a city
or town escaped Jewish massacres.
At Tomsk, Siberia, according to tho
latest reports received here, the whole
population of 40,000 and the military
stood by while 600 men, women and
children were burned in a theater.
The court house at Tomsk and the
-mayor's" residence, .where the students
and revolutionists took refuge from
the mob were burned, and those who
tried to flee were killed in the streets.
In Moscow the special revolutionists
and the Black Hundred and the Cos
sacks and police fought bloody bat
' ties.
The descent of the butchers of Mos
cow with their knives and axes upon
the students was one of the most hor
rible chapters, but not as pitiful, how
ever, as the attack of the Black Hun
dred on a procession of school children
carrying red flags.
When the children sought to escape
the police barred the way and the
youthful martyrs were beaten Into in
sensibility and, in some cases, were
actually torn to pieces.
In the Alexander garden at Moscow
Cossacks lay In ambush In the shrub
bery and set upon their victims with
whips.
Many were beaten to death and oth
ers were hardly able to crawl away.
The reports from the Caucasus show
there is no Immediate prospect of sup
pressing the present state of anarchy.
Battles between Tartars and Arme
nians continue, and the destruction of
the railroads and the lack of troops
make It impossible for the authorities
to cope with the situation.
OUTWARDLY CALM AT ODESSA
Prefect Who Was Responsible for
Outbreak Still In Office
By Associated Press.
ODESSA, Nov. B.— Outward calm has
returned here, but the tension is still
great. Reports that the Jews are pre
paring for terrible vengeance upon the
Christians are being Industriously cir
culated among the lowest and most
Ignorant classes, and it is feared that
they may lead to a recrudescence of
anarchy. These reports declare that
the Jews Intend to blow up the
churches and distribute poisoned food
stuffs to the Christians.
Prefect Neldhardt, to whom much of
the responsibility of last week's oc
currences is attributed, Is still in office,
despite urgent demands for his re
moval.
The prosecutor general has invited
all eye witnesses of the outrages to
give testimony at the forthcoming in
vestigation.
The chamber of commerce has offi
cially announced that the export trade
of Odessa has practically stopped, as
foreign houses have suspended busi
ness with the local merchants, be
cause of the dangerous situation in the
towns. The foreigners, the chamber
declares, fear to deal even with the
wealthiest merchants who may at any
moment be killed or ruined. Grain Is
purchased only when on board a ship
ready to sail.
The American. British and other con
suls all sent Interesting detailed ac
counts of the recent events to their
governments explaining the real char
acter of the outbreak and naming the
supposed authors.
Governor General Kaulbars denies
the report that he has been transferred
to the governor generalship of Finland.
WILL PUNISH ALL OFFENDERS
St. Petersburg Officials Promise to
Bring Butchers to Justice
Special to The Herald.
LONDON. Nov. 9.—The St. Peters
burg correspondent of the Telegraph
aesertg that a clean sweep will be made
of all officials who are responsible for
the outrages that have occurred.
Police Prefect Neldgart of Odessa,
who Is persona gratlsslma at court, will
be among the first to go.
The correspondent adds that after
recalling that he has often adversely
fritlclsed Gen. TrepofT, says In fairness
he must state that Trepoft has five
'Continued on Fag* Throe)
Los Angeles Herald.
DDIPC I Dully br Ctnltt IR e pcilTO
rnlLci rer Month 1 DO UcNld
ALDERMEN ARE INDICTED
Members of Akron City Council Ar«
retted, Charged With
Soliciting Bribes
By Associated Pratt
AKKON, 0., Nov. «.— lndictments
were returned today against J. Pearle
Hale and J. Amundson, members of
thn AKron city council, charging them
with soliciting bribes in two separate
transactions. It Is allotted against Hhlo
In the Indictment thfct he solicited the
payment of $800 from B, H. Hnrter, pub
lisher of the Akron Times-Democrat,
In return for the »nactmont by the
council of n building rode that hnrt
boon Introduced In tho council and
which It Is estimated would result In
the payment of ibout $2700 to the news
papers for Its legal publication.
The charge against Amumisnn Is
that he solicited $1500 from the Buck
eye Sewer company, In return for
which Amundson would endeavor to
have the company exempted from he-
Ing compelled to restore the grade
rroßslngs it excavated In portions of
the city In which the sewer pipe com
pany had been working.
Both aldermen deny any guilt and
have been released on $1000 ball.
INVESTIGATES DEATH OF
ANNAPOLIS MIDSHIPMAN
SECRETARY BONAPARTE ORDERS
COURT-MARTIAL
All Parties Who Participated In Prize
Fight at Naval Academy Will Come
in for Rigid Examination — Lieu
tenants Are Reduced to Rank*
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Nov. B.— Secretary
Bonaparte stated that the recent oc
currence at the Annapolis naval
academy, resulting in the death of
Midshipman Branch, has been thor
oughly Investigated, but at present no
further orders will be Issued. Admiral
Sunds, the superintendent at the naval
academy, today telegraphed Secretary
Bonaparte thut Lieutenants Fitch and
Noyes of the cadet battalion had been
reduced to the ranks for participating
In the unfortunate affairs by which
young Branch lost his life. The reg
ulations provide for the immediate in
vestigation of the matter by a court of
inquiry which, tt is said at the depart
ment, will undoubtedly recommend a
trial by court martial, not only of the
survivor of the prize fight, but of the
time keeper and the referee, both cadet
officers and perhaps of the cadet of
ficers who permitted the men to with
draw from the supper line last Sunday
evening to engage in the fatal encoun
ter.
INJURES NEGRO MURDERER
Brooklyn Police Fight Infuriated
Crowd of People Who Wit.
nessed Awful Crime
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Nov. B.— Fighting to
protect themseves as well as to save a
negro fugitive from being torn to pieces
by a crowd of 5,000 persons, two de
tectives battled for fifteen minutes in
Brooklyn last night before they wero
able to summon help from the station
a few yards from the scene.
Asa Edwards, a negro, accused of
stabbing Harry A. Grant, an Innocent
victim of the negro's wrath, had fled
from Pearl and Willoughby streets at
the height of the political excitement.
When Edwards was rescued by
reserves from headquarters he was al
most dead. His injuries consisted of a
fracture of the skull, left arm dislo
cated, face mutilated, right leg broken
and right wrist fractured. He was
taken to a Brooklyn hospital, where he
is not expected to live.
SALOONKEEPER IS MURDERED
Unidentified Man Shoots Man Behind
San Francisco Bar — No
Clew to Assassin
By Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. B.— Patrick
McLaughlin, a saloonkeeper, was mur
dered by an unidentified man at his
place of business, 500 Beale street, to
night. McLaughlin was tending bar
alone at the time. George Cramer, the
cook of the saloon, was In a room in
the rear when he heard the report of a
revolver. He was .going forward to
Investigate when he encountered Mc-
Laughlin, who said he had been shot in
the neck.
McLaughlin urged Cramer to secure
aid and when neighbors arrived the
snloonman was unconscious and soon
died.
The police are unable to determine
whether the murder was due to an
attempted holdup or to a disturbance.
A man was Been running away from
the saloon after the shot was fired.
■♦ » ♦
SUSPECTED OFTRAINROBBERY
Bridge Carpenter Who Is Powder
Expert Thought to Be Impli.
cated in Hold-up
By Associated Press.
SEATTLE, Nov. B.— Peter McHrlde,
a bridge carpenter living at Ballard,
formerly a foreman In the Great North
ern tunnel construction here and an
experienced powder man, was arrested
lust night by the Ballard police and
railroad detectives on suspicion of com
plicity In the Great Northern hold-up
north of Ballard on October 2.
Indiscreet remarks by Mcßrfde led
to his arrest. He is churged with hav
ing stated he could locate the men who
committed the crime If promised a
share of the reward and Immunity from
punishment.
Expires on Railroad Train
Dy Associated Proas.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov.
8. — Miss Caroline Richmond of Provl
dence, a sister of a wealthy manu
facturer of that name In Providence,
died on a Santa Fe train near the
city tonight. Miss Richmond, who
was 55 years of age and wealthy, was
a sufferer from asthma and had been
living at Williams, Ariz., for some
time In un effort to get relief from her
ailment.
Gambler Kills Two Persons
Uy Associated Press
TACOMA, Wash.. Nov. B.— Al Bmlth.
a gambler, shot ami killed his wife and
his brother-in-law, L. L. Johnson, a
waiter, this afternoon. Ho ulso shot
and wounded Johnson's wife and then
fled to the woods, where, it is thought,
he committed suicide. Domestic
trouble la said, to be the cause of the
tragedy.
THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 9, 1905.
DECLARES WRIGHT
IS A FUGITIVE
FORMER SENATOR'S BAIL IS
FORFEITED
Authorities at Saerameeto Believe
Man Charged With Bribery
Has Left United States
to Escape Trial
By Associated Press.
SACRAMENTO, Cnl., Nov. B.—For
mer Senator Ell Wright la a fugitive
from Justice. Wright, whose horn* Is
at San Jose, became involved In thf
bribery scandal at the last session of
the legislature, the Investigation and
prosecution of which has thus far re
sulted In sentencing former . Senntors
Bunkers and B. J. Emmons to the pen
itentiary for accepting money to shield
tulldlng and loan associations from
threatened Investigation Into their af
fairs.
Wright's ease was culled in Superior
Judge E. C. Hart's department of the
superior court this morning, but the
defendant failed to respond to the call-
Ing of his name.
Wright's cash bail of $2500 was de
clared forfeited and a bench warrant
was issued for his arrest. It Is be
lieved In some quarters he has fled
to the Orange Free State In South Af
rica, but there are others who hold
to the belief that he has become one
of the colony of American fugitives In
the state of Honduras, Central Amer
ica.
Attorney Grove L. Johnson of coun
sel for Wright informed the court that
he knew absolutely nothing about
Wright, save that Partridge and Ja
cobs of counsel had informed him that
Wright, severnl days ago, had gone
to San Francisco to look for witnesses
In his case. -
Bond Declared Forfeited
Johnson said he knew nothing about
Wright's flight until Informed of It by
a reporter yesterday afternoon. He
telephoned to Partridge at San Jose
and the latter said he had heard of
the rumor, but could not verify It.
District Attorney A. M. Seymour
then read the sections' of the codes
bearing upon the forfeiture of bonds
and ball In criminal cases and asked
that Wright's ball be declared for
feited.
Johnson asked that action by the
court be deferred until tomorrow to
give Wright a chance to appear, If he
is in the state. Some mistake as to
the date of the trial may have been
made by Wright, Johnson urged.
Judge Hart said the court has the
power to set aside an order of for
feiture within 20 days of its entry and
should Wright appear the 20
days he. could easily set aside the or
der asked for by Seymour.
The court then directed that an or
der be entered declaring Wright's bond
forfeited, and for the present the
Wright case Is a closed incident, from
its legal aspect.
The case of former Senator Frank
French, accused of boodllng with
Wright, Bunkers and Enjmons, was
continued to Dec. 18, neither side being
prepared to go to trial.
BUNKERS IS OUT ON BAIL
Former State Senator Convicted of
Bribery and Sentenced to Peni.
tentlary Released
By Associated Press.
SACFRAMENTO. Nov. B.— This after
noon Harry Bunkers, the ex-senator
under sentence of five years for bribery,
was .released on bonds brought to this
city today by his wife. The bond was
furnished by the Aetna Indemnity com
pany of Ban Francisco, and was ap
proved by Judge Hart.
Bunkers and his w;fe and child left
for San Francit.co In the afternoon,
after the convicted senator had ex
pressed his thanks to the sheriff's of
ficers for their treatment of him dur
ing his confinement.
FIVE TRAINMEN ARE KILLED
Ten Persons Seriously Injured In
Collision on Dslaware, Lacka
wanna & Western
By AsHnclnted Press.
WILKESBARRE. Pa., Nov. B.— Five
persons were killed, ten seriously in
jured and a score slightly hurt In a
head-on collision between a passenger
train and a coal train on the Delaware,
Lackawanna & Western railroad near
Hunlocks creek, n. short distance from
this city, this afternoon.
All of the killed were trainmen. The
injuries to the passengers were caused
by the terrific force of the trains coming
together, the engine on the passenger
train being forced almost through the
baggage car.
FIGHT DUEL TO THE DEATH
Postmaster and Marshal of Illinois
Town Mortally Wound Each
Other In Combat
By Associated Pres9.
CARMI, 111.. Nov. B.— ln a duel fought
on the streets of Norrls City last night,
between Postmaster Henry Wakeford
and Marshal Jesse Buttrey, both were
wounded and physicians state they
cannot recover.
The two men met on a street corner
and, it is stated, without words began
firing. Wakeford was shot in the ab
domen and Buttrey was shot through
the groin.
Football Victim Is Burled
By Associated Press
SAN JOSE, Nov. B.— Eight hundred
pupils of the Ban Jose and the Santa
Clara High schools attended the Im
pressive services In Trinity church to
day at the funeral of young Clarence
VonbokKelen, who was killed in the
football game between the teams of
the two schools last Saturday. The
body was conveyed to Cypress Lawn
and cremated.
Mate Swept Overboard and Drowned
Uy Associated Press.
SAN FHANCISCO, Nov. B.— The
steumer Newburg which arrived today
from Aberdeen reported that Mate L.
J. Christ )nsen was fwept overboard
und drowned durlna- the voyage.
MISSOURI OUSTS N. Y. LIFE
State Superintendent of Insurance
Cancels License In Accord.
ance With Promise
By Associated I'rosn.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Nov. B.—
W. D. Van Diver, state superintendent
of Insurance, tonight suspended the
Ceftlflcata of authority of the New
York Life Insurance company to do
business in this stsitr.
CALIFORNIAN KILLS
HIMSELF IN HOBOKEN
WOMAN REFUSES TO MARRY A
CONSUMPTIVE
Walter Herllng, Thought to Be From
Lindsay, Cal., Commits Suicide In
East Because German Widow
Declines to Wed
By Aworlnted Press.
NEW YORK, Nov. «.-After follow
ing a woman acrooss one continent In
a vain attempt to persuade her tp
marry him only to lee her board a
steumer for Europe, Walter Herllng,
an elderly mart supposed to be from
Lindsay, Cal., oomir>!tted suicide to
night In a hotel In Hof-oken.
Mrs. A. Hi Tilloih, a comely young
German widow, arrived In Hoboken
from Bremen on ■ October 19, and she
told the people of the hotel where she
stopped that she was on her way to
Lindsay, Cal., to marry a man to whom
she was engaged.
On Sunday she returned and snld she
was on her way back to her home In
Germany. The sume day Herllng also
arrived at the hotel. He was suffering
from consumption, for which reason it
was understood Mrs. Tilloch had re
fused to marry him. Yesterday the
widow sailed for Bremen, and today
Herllng was found dead, huving taken
poison.
He left a note saying he had nothing
to live for, and inclosing $90 said that
he wished to reimburse the hotel
proprietor for the trouble he had given
und to pay his funeral expenses.
OFFERS REWARD FOR
CAPTURE OF MURDERERS
SEEK TO APPREHEND SLAYERS
OF MRS. TODD
Mrs. Fannie Tousey, Daughter of Dead
Woman, Hastens From Europe
District Attorney In New York Says
Conspiracy Existed
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Nov. 8.-Mrs. Frank
Tousey today offered a reward of $1,000
for evidence leading to. the apprehen
sion and conviction of the person or
persons guilty of the murder of Mrs.
Margaretta Todd in Philadelphia on
the night of October 27.
Mrs. Tousey is the dead woman's
enly daughter, now hastening from Eu
rope. Sinclair Tousey, her brother-in
law, offered the reward In her name.
Two arrests in the case will be made
tomorrow. This was determined upon
late tonight; and the detectives who
have been keeping the two men under
close surveillance were instructed to
redouble their vigilance.
Assistant District Attorney Nutt has
practically completed his Investlgn
tlon of the alleged conspiracy to get
possession of Mrs. Todd's estate.
"We are almost ready for decisive
action In the ense," said Mr. Nutt to
day, "and we are ready to go Into the
murder end of the problem. As yet
we lack Jurisdiction because of a delay
on the part of the district attorney's
office in Philadelphia. We cannot act
In a murder Inquiry until the Phila
delphia authorities aslc us to do so."
Assistant District Attorney Nutt Is
in possession of evidence which he
says indicates the, existence of a con
spiracy to seize the dead woman's es
tate and give ground for the present
suspicions of foul piny In connection
with the woman's death.
CHRONICLE LOSS NOT HEAVY
Damage by Fire in San Francisco
Newspaper Plant Estimated
at $5000
By Associated Press
RAN FRANCISCO. Nov. B.— An Inves
tigation today of the damage done to
the Chronicle building by. the fire which
started on the roof lute last night
showed that the loss was far less than
at first indicated.
Tho clock tower was destroyed and
the attic utory pnrtlally gutted, but the
valuable plant of tho newtpapar re
mains almost Intact* The machinery
was promptly covered, and with the
valuable library and presses escaped
injury.
On first Inspecting the building this
morning, M. 11. de Young, Its owner,
estimated that $25,000 would cover the
loss, but more complete investigation
showed that the newspaper plant had
not suffered more than $5000 damage. .
BANKERS ARE INDICTED
Eight Prominent Citizens of Idaho
Accused of Frauds In
Land Cases
By Asßoolated Press.
MOSCOW, Idaho, Nov. 8— The of
ficial list of persons indicted hy the
United States grand jury, which has
been investigated land frauds here,
has Just been made public. The fol
lowing are indicted: W. F. Ketten
back, on three counts; George H. Kes
ter, two counts; Clarence W. Robbln
ette, throe; Wm. Pwyer, two; Edward
E. Knight, one, W. B. Henton, two;
C. W. Colby, one; Fred Emery, one.
All the Indicted men reside at Lew
iston, and Kettenback and Kester are
bankjrs.
Plot to Kill Spanish King
Hy Associated Press.
■ NRW YOKK, Nov. B.— A cable dls
patch to a morning paper from Berlin
quotes the Mugdeburger Keltung as fol
lows:
"Three Snnnlßh anarchists were ar
rested ut Magdeburg Tuesday on sus
picion of being implicated In a plot to
kill King Alfonso when he visits Magde
burg! on Thursday to review the regi
ment of which he Ib an honorary
colonel. The prisoner* came from
Paris, beating passports issued by the
Ecuadorian consul there."
FO RAKER EXPLAINS
REPUBLICAN DEFEAT
Senator J. B. Foraker of Ohio
Senator Attributes Victory of Democrats to Revolt
of People Against .Rule of Corrupt Bosses.
Says Voters Want Real Conventions
By Associated Press.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. B.—Follow
ing defeat of the Republican party In
this city and state, United States Sen
ator J. B. Foraker today authorized
the following statement:
"The defeats we have sustained In
the city and state have no relation to
national politics, but are due solely
to local causes.
"Whether right or not, the belief ob
tains that the great mass of voters
have not had any proper representation
in nominating conventions and that a
man with ambition to engage in' the
public service has no opportunity un-,
less he was fortunate enough to be put
on a prearranged slate. It was nat
ural to expect that sooner or later this
would be resented.
"In large part that is what the de
feat of yesterday meant. It will be
easy to cure this trouble. The way Is
to return to the old-fashioned practice
of having real conventions, at which
all who aspire to nominations
have an equal chance.
"There were other ! causes that con
tributed to our defeat that .will oc
cur to everyone familiar with the sit
uation "but I do not care to •'discuss
them for they will pass away with this
election."
DEMOCRATB SWEEP OHIO
Latest Estimates Give Pattlson Plural.
lty of Nearly 60,000
By Associated Press.
COLUMBUS, 0., Nov. B.— That John
M. Pattlson has been elected governor
for the next two years by a plurality
running well above 40,000 Is settled to
night, as also Is the Democratic work
ing majority in both houses of the leg
islature, but there is still some uncer
tainty as to the remainder of the
ticket. . .
The earlier returns were apparently
from sections favorable to the govern
or, for he held a lead, over the rest of
the ticket until today, when. fuller re
turns from the country districts cut
into his vote severely and by the mid
dle of the afternoon he seemed to be
over 40,000 votes behind hiß ticket.
If that difference stands the victory
of these officers will depend upon j the
size of Pattlson's plurality, with the
chances in favor of the choice of the
entire Democratic list. Chairman
Garber tonight figures pluralities for
Pattison that aggregated close to 65,
000, In which event the entire Demo
cratic ticket was safe.
The Republicans have given out no
later estimates since that of Chairman
Dick concerning the election of Patti
son by 25,000 plurality, but later re
ports received at headquarters indicate
that a larger figure Is correct.
Control Senate and House
Republican estimates tonight give
the Democrats two . to five majority in
the next senate and from ten to fifteen
In the house, and these are probably
the minimum estimates. .
The Democrv claim a majority of
five in the senate und twenty-seven .in
the house. ■ • •
The widespread scratching of tickets
caused such delay In the counting that
thirty hours after the close of the polls
there was still uncertainty; notwith
standing the overwhelming nature of
the Democratic victory.
The state officers •■ and legislators
chosen yesterday will serve three
years, instead of two, as heretofore,
the constitutional amendment for bi
ennial elections providing that the
terms of oftlctals elected at this time
shall expire on January 1, 1909, .at
which time the state officers and legis
lators chosen in November, 1908, will
assume office. The legislature chosen
in 1908 will choose a United States sen
ator in succession to Senator Foraker.
For some time there was confusion
on this point, and it was widely but In
correctly asserted that the legislature
just chosen would name Foraker's
successor. ...
Plurality May Reach 60,000
The reports to Chairman Garber. to
night from all sections of the state In
dicated a plurality for Pattison of
more than 65,000, and. he said 'he be
lieved that If the gains continue ..It
might reach 60,000. Republican . ad
vices Indicated that, leaving out the
five large, counties, the Herrlck loss In
the remaining 83 counties would' aver
age 600 votes to the county, or a differ.
ence of nearly 60,000 between the vote
cast for Herrlck and and that for- the
remainder of the Republican ticket.
The other Republicans being thus
about 50,000 ahead of their chief, would
win If Paulson was less than 60,000
ahead of Herrick, but as the figures
Indicated that Pattlson had consider
ably more than the ■ necessary 60,000,
while the difference between Herrlck
and the other Republican candidates
seemed to be narrowing slightly, It was
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safe to assume that the entire Demo
cratic ticket had been elected.
REVOLUTION IS COMPLETE
Crowds of Reform Supporters Call
on Mayor Weaver
Ey Associated Press.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Nov. B.— The
political revolution In this city and in
the state yesterday was the greatest
that has occurred in Pennsylvania In
nearly a generation. There have been
previous upheavals but this Is the first
time In years thnt every office for
which there was any semblance of a
contest has been lost to the regular
Republicans. It also Is the first time
in a quarter of a century that regular
Republicans have been defeated for
control of the state treasury.
Memorable contests have been waged
against the Republicans for the office,
but without success, and It Is worthy of
note that yesterday's election was the
first that. has been held for the place
since the death of former United States
Senator Quay.
The plurality of William H. Berry,
who was nominated by the Democrats.
Independent party, Lincoln party and
; Prohlbltlonlsts, for state treasurer,
will be nearly . 100,000, and may go
above those figures.
■■■ There was a great demonstration at
the mayor's office today by the vlc
torioua city party leaders and others.
Crowds Cheer Weaver
Scores of leaders and hundreds of
workers of the reform organization
who had assembled at city party head
quarters to offer congratulations to the
successful candidates, formed in line
and, headed by two brass bands,
marched through the streets to the
city hall. In the line were some of
Philadelphia's best known citizens.
The men marched into Mayor Weav
er's large reception room and cheered
him, while the bands played patriotic
airs.
Mayor Wea\er was lifted on a table
and made a stirring speech In which
he. paid a warm tribute to the police
for their loyalty to duty. He gave the
people credit for the victory and said
It was the cleanest election held in
Philadelphia for many years.
Rudolph Blankenburg, one of the
successful candidates for commission
er, aroused much enthusiasm by de
claring that the fight against the Re
publican organiaztton must be carried
on to February when an election for
members of the city council will be
held. The city party has planned to
hold a mass meeting and street parade
Friday night in honor of Its victory.
Orders Many Arrests
The managers of the reform move
ment Intend to at once begin the cam
paign for the February election. A
staff of attorneys employed by the re
form leaders Is at work preparing to
bring about .200 prosecutions for of
fenses against the ballot laws.
Judge Biddle, in common pleas court,
today ordered the arrest of the entire
election boards of eleven divisions for
neglecting to make reports to the
president of the notaries office.
Chairman Franklin Spencer Edmunds
of the city party committee said to
day that the cost of running the re
form campaign was approximately
$110,000.
The Republican organization leadcru
had. little to say today regnrding their
defeat. Tho result of the election, they
said, told the story. United States
Senator Penrose and Irascl W. Durham,
the leader of the local Republican or
ganization, had a Ion? conference at
which they discussed the situation, Mr.
Durham, accompanied by n few
friends, will go south tomorrow for a
rest.
Never In the history of Philadelphia
elections have so many arrests been
made as in the contest of yesterday.
Scores of prisoners were arraigned to
day before a magistrate aul nearly
POO .who were arrested are under bail
awaiting hearings tomorrow.
The majority of them are accused
of voting and attempting to vote il
legally. .'.,-■
HEARBT WILL CONTESTELECTION
Municipal Ownership League Takes
,'■";.- ; 'Affair to Supreme Court
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK. Nov. 8.-That a bitter
fight will be waged In the courts to
decide whether George B. McClellan
or.W. R. Hearst Is to be mayor of New
York for the next four years is now
assured.
The complete returns give McClellan
a plurality of 3,485 votes, the small
est ever recorded for a succpsHful may
oralty candidate and a result which
might readily be reversed by a count of
the ballots.
' Mr. Hearst today anounced his in
tention to take an immediate appeal to
the supreme court, his managers hav
ing declared that they had secured evi
denced of Illegal acts against one thou
sand Inspector* of election and that
80,000 Hearst men who went to the
polls to vote for Mr, Hearst had found
(IHruiwuva oa r«g« iwv.j
Main News Section
FIRE LOSS
IS $200,000
Bimini liaths Totally
Destroyed
Insurance Amounts to
Only $30,000
Flames Sweep Over Big Structure
and Firemen and Employes Are
Powerless to Prevent Total
Destruction of Property
Fire, originating from an unknown
cause, but believed to have been spon
taneous combustion, totally destroyed
the Blmlnl Mineral Water company's
bath house, located at Third street
and Bimlnl avenue, and owned by Dr.
David W. Edwards of 900 Beacon
street, shortly before 7 o'clock last
night.
There wore twenty employes In th»
building at the time of the discovery
of the flames and one man In the •"
plurge. All of them escaped without
Injury. The loss is estimated at »200,- I
000, while the insurance carried amounts
to enly $30,000.
So far ns can be learned, the ori
gin of the fire was overheating of
the engines in the engine room. 1 , It
was first noticed by Israel Miller, head
engineer of the bath house. He found
the floor above the engine room' In
flames. Pipes leading from the engine
room pass through this floor.
Pump Belt Burns In Two
Miller at once notified Jacob Oun
nett, foreman of the bath house, and
the two immediately marshaled the
force of men about the structure. ' The
fire-fighting apparatus, which is said to
have been of the highest order, ' was
put into action at once. But before
any material progress had been made,
one of the main belts running out of
the pumping station was burned in '
two.
All hopes of checking the flames in
their mad progress through . the In-,
flammable frame structure were shat
tered with the destruction of the belt.'
und the employes set about to save
what they could of the expensive fur
nlture.,
. From the engine rooms and- those
immediately adjoining them, the flames
rapidly worked their way in all direc
tions, and the men in the building were
compelled to flee in order to save their
own-li.ves. •"■■*.■■.:• v^.-^; •• """ :i. ••■• :-.' ;
Department Is Hampered
A call was at once sent to engine
company No. 11 and hook and ladder
company No. D, located at Burlington
and West Seventh streets. The alarm
came into that station at 7:08. Owing
to the condition of the streets caused
by the recent rains the run to the bath
house consumed fully fifteen minutes.
By that time the flames had -.spread
completely around the structure.: ■ :
Another condition which hampered
any attempts toward quenching . tho
flames was the absence of pipe lines
In that section of the city. From the
beginning, when the fire-fighting ap
paratus was ruined, it was evident that
the building could not be saved.
The flames, which made quick work
THE DAY'S NEWS
FORECAST
Southern California: Cloudy
Thursday; possibly lightshowers;
fresh southerly winds. Maximum
temperature in Los Angeles yes
terday, 67 degrees; minimum,
55 degrees
PART I
:: — Explains Republican Defeat.
2 — Flames destroy Bimini baths.
3 — Organize Massacre.
A — Editorial.
s—City5 — City news.
6.7— Classified advertisements.
7 — Southern California news.
B—Nearly8 — Nearly dies from chloroform.
PART II
I—Only1 — Only one wife appears at trial.
2— Rain Is ended, says Franklin.
2.3 4— Public advertising.
s— Markets.
6 — Sports.
EASTERN
Tammany loaders announce deter
• mlnation to defend election of Mayor
McClellan.
Democrats make clean sweep in Ohio
i and will have majority In both houses
of state legislature.
Great crowd of reform party citizens
, call on Mayor Weaver of Philadelphia
, to congratulate him on success of re-
I volt.
FOREIGN
' Revolting tales are told of barbarity"
• of Mack Hundred in streets of Moscow.
School children are slaughtered. < .'
Count Witte iiopes to win Russian
. Socialists from their firm stand for ab
1 solute freedom.
Revolution threatens overthrow oC
Chinese dynnßty. Kmperor is imprls
1 oned.
COAST
Mines on mother lodo closing down
. for lack of water. Italn badly needed.
Mayor Sehon of San Diego will maku
1 no further objection to water con»
i tracts.
Former Senator Wright falls to ap
- pear at trial on bribery charges. Bond
forfeited and man a fugitive.
i LOCAL
Miss Margaret 11. Williamson, con
• victed of murder In the second degreo,'
i will be Heiitemed today.
' /.tinmn'H aeconil wife falls to appear
when tin' r;iw' Is called for preliminary
examination In the. Justice's court. '>«$
Dr. J. F. Korce. vice president of the
1 Northwestern Life Insurance company,
' arrested on warrant from east charg- '
• Ing insurance frauds.
Rimini baths destroyed by fire. $200,
. 000 loss. $30,000 insurance. •••—*•»-.■.*■«
; Ruin is to cease for a few days Is
opinion of Forecaster Franklin. ' -.
' Two men disappear. Police tblnk
they hay« been rubbed.

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