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VOL. XXXIII, NO. 64.
SOLDIERS IN REVOLT Many -Killed m Eight * in Kieff * Two Companies of Sap pers in Kebellion Engage In Fierce Fight With Loyal Troops— Fifty Dead, One Hun dred Wounded, Left on the Field By Associated Press. LONDON, Deo. 4.— Tho London Daily Mall's Klcft correspondent, in a dis patch datod December 2 nnd forward ed by way of Podoloczyska, says: "Early yesterday morning a company of sappers, dissatisfied with their com mander, mutinied and persuaded a second company to Join them. They left the fortress fully armed and by threats compelled tho remainder of the sap pers' battalion to join them. Number- Ing a thousand, tho mutineers marched to the barracks of tho One hundred and Twenty-fifth Kursk infantry, which, however, remained loyal. Jewish ■ musicians marched at the head of the mutineers. Several attempts were made to induco other troops to join them, but these likewise failed. - "A body of Cossacks allowed the rebels to pass them in the street Final ly, the mutineers arrived at the bar • racks of tho artillery division and tho Tazoft infantry regiment. Tho Tazoff men answered their appeal with insults and the rebels opened flro upon them. The Tazoff s answered with three vol leys. A portion of the mutineers fled, but the others continued firing. The Tazolts replied with deadly volleys and finally the rebels lied headlong, throw ing down their arms. Two hundred of them surrendered and were conveyed to their barracks by Cossacks. All was over by 2:30 o'clock In the afternoon. "Fifty dead and a hundred wounded mutineers were left on the ground. "A court martial has been convened and a notice issued that any further attempt at mutiny will be quelled by artillery." FEAR GENERAL OUTBREAK Naval Battalions at St. Petersburg Disarmed By Associated Press. ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 2, via Eydtkuhnen, Dec. 3.— The most elabo rate precautions have been taken against a feared outbreak by the troops as a result of the Sebastopol mutiny. The naval battalions have been com pletely won over by the revolutionaries and almost beyond control. They have been deprived of their arms. The striking telegraphers declare they have ample funds and that they will not yield even at the risk of dismissal. Telegraph officials on the railroad re fuse to forward government or private dispatches, but are willing for the pres ent to send and receive telegrams re lating to the railroad service. TO DISARM WARSHIPS Excitement Among Sailors— Officers Release Workman on Demand By Associated Press. PARIS, Dec. 3.— Undated dispatches from St. Petersburg arriving by way of Eydtkuhnen, East Prusßia, give the fol lowing information: There is great excitement among the sailors and the authorities . have . or dered the disarmament of the warships. The officers, fearing a mutiny, acceded to the demand of the sailors for the re lease of a workman who was arrested while distributing revolutionary procla mations. Sailors and soldiers are driving about the streets creating disturbances. Officers recenly held a meeting at Tsarskoe-Selo and decided to refuse to order their men to .fire If called on to repress disorders. REVOLTS IN BALTIC PROVINCES Reservists Said to Be In Open Mutiny at Reval By Associated Pr»ss. ST.. PETERSBURG, Dec. 2.— (Via Kydtkuhnen, • East Prussia, Dec. 3.)— The banks here are having all ordinary letters addressed to them forwarded from the postofflce at Eydtkuhnen by their own messengers during the in terruption of communications. Reports have reached several of the embassies of military outbreaks in the Baltic provinces, particularly at Reval, where the reservists are said to be in open mutiny. Confirmation of these reports cannot be obtained. Prince Eugene Troubetskoy, M. Guchkoff, Dmitri Shipoff and other lenders of the recent iseinstvo congress held at Moscow, have arrived here. Citizens from Nlckolelff, Ekatrineslav and Odessa arrived today, bringing overwhelming evidence of the conniv ance and even the participation of the military and the police in anti-Jewish excesses. The members of the unions are greatly incensed at this and speeches have been made at their meet- Ings calling on the proletariat to erect barricades. It Is expected that a rail way strike will be declared tomorrow or Monday. The latter Is a holiday, which fact will enable the workmen to meet and decide on a common plan of action. FEAR FINANCIAL CRASH People Drawing Gold From Banks and Hoarding It l;y Associated Press, ST. PETERSBURG. Deo. 2, 1 p. m. (via Berlin, Dec. 3).— The situation has greatly Increased the dangers of a Unanciul crash. The people, even the commercial Interests, ore withdrawing their money from the banks, converting It Into gold, hoarding It or demanding foreign exchange, which the state bank Is Issuing upon the foreign balances of the government. Exchange on London yesterday rose 9.50, over v rouble, above the normal. The Associated Press has Just learned from a high uuthority that the Hltuu tlou In the Baltic region has grown ex ceedingly grave and the troops at Re« Los Angeles Herald. PRICE! "WfcSlff 1 " 165 CENTS vol and neighborhood are In open mutiny. This was the real cause of the extraordlnnry cabinet meeting which was held at Tsarskoe-Selo last tilght. All nttemptg to secure details of the uprising have thus far failed. Accord- Ing to reports the attitude of the troops In the Tlaltlc provinces l?i regarded as the most dangerous factor that has thus for developed. A strike of the policemen and house porters of Bt. Petersburg Is scheduled for tomorrow (Sunday). FINLAND'S NEW CABINET All Belong to Constitutionalist Party Except One, * Socialist Tly ASKorlateil Press. HKMMNaFOUR, Tiro. 2 (via Copen hngen, Dec. 3).— Tho new cabinet lihm been constituted as follows: President (governor general)— naron Bul7.ii. Vlce-pre.slflont— l)r. Mnchelln. Hecretary of Justice — M, Nybergh. Interior— M. Mblun. Finance — Colonel Antelt. Tnxntion— M. Ignatius. Education— Prof. Dormer. Agriculture— M. Scheldt. Public works — M. Orlpenburir. Chief of tho cabinet for trade and In dustry—M. Stnahlberg. Senators without portfolio— M. St. Jernwall nnrt Karl. All the senators except M. Knrl, who In a Socialist, belong to tho constitu tional party. The emperor ha» also appointed mem bers of the supreme court In accord ance with the proposals made by the constltutlon.il party. FEAR NEW MASSACRE Jews of Odessa in Dread of Attack by Soldiers By Associated Press. ODESSA, undated (sent by special courier by way of Podwoloczyska, Oallcla, December 3).— This dispatch Is sent nt the request of the Jewish com munity, which fears a fresh massacre by the local garrison. It is asserted that n proclamation Is being circu lated In almost every regiment calling on the soldiers to exterminate the Jews nnd to destroy the newspuper offices In revenge for groundless accusations against the troops for their participa tion In massacres and pillages and in the protection of rowdies. This Is exciting the population against the army. General Strike Threatens Odessa By Associated Press. VIENNA, Dec. 3.— The Tngeblntt publishes a communication from Odessa which was mailed to Podwoloczyska, Gallcla, from which point it was tele graphed. It says: •■••• It Is reported from Odessa that a general strike will be declared tomor row (Monday). Advices from Sebastopol declare that the panic there is increasing. The members of the so-called military party are holding meetings on all the bar racks and this fact greatly increases the anxlsty for the future. Pitstburg Raises $10,000 for Jews By Associated Press. PITTSBURG, Dec. 3.— An audience that' tested the* capacity of the" Bijou theater assembled tonight to protest against ' Russian massacres. Nearly $10,000 -was raised to swell the relief fund. '...-. .-,.:-■•' REPLY TO GOVERNMENT Another Manifesto Is Issued by the Revolutionists By Associated Press. PARIS, Dec. 4. — The correspondent of the Journal at St. Petersburg sends the text of a further revolutionary mani festo issued yesterday (Sunday) in re ply to the expressed intention of the government to return' to repressive measures. The manifesto says: "The government continues to defy a people now on tho road to liberty, where nothing can stop it. All police measures and the armed Intervention of troops can only result lrt sanguinary conflicts, for which the government will be responsible." ■ The correspondent says he Is In formed by a high functionary that ani mated discussions are proceeding at the palace of Tsarskoe-Selo, the em peror favoring the granting of con cessions and the reestabllshment of the public services at any price, with Count Wltte, the premier, refusing to grant the demands of government em ployes on the ground that they had no right to complain. Tho St. Petersburg correspondent of the Petit Parislenne says that the re actionaries, encouraged by the result of the methods used by the authorities at Sebastopol, are doing their utmost to Induce the emperor to stand firm. Strict Rules In Warsaw By Associated Press. WARSAW, Dec. 3.— Governor General Skallon has Issued a proclamation pro hibiting street processions or meeting* und tho carrying of arms or heuvy sticks, and ordering shops and houses closed on demand by the police under the penalty of h fine of $250 and three months' imprisonment for disobedience. The workmen in tho factories threaten to strike Monday In support of the eight-hour day movement. The local unions have sent delegates to St. Petersburg to attend tho congress of the union of unions. DESCRIBES SEA FIGHT Correspondent Tells of Conflict at Sebastopol By Associated Press. LONDON, Dec. 4.— Tho Times corre spondent at Odessa, who has Just re turned from Bebastopol, sent a story of the mutiny and the tn-ii fight there which practically conflrms the official report. Ho says that the rumors to tho effect that there were thousands- of casualties are absolutely unfounded, though the revolutionary cruiser Otch nkoff suffered severe damage. "It was an extraordinary seu fight," fcays the correspondent, "ull the ships wern moored within five cable lengths of each other. It Is certain that many of the mutineers were killed In escap ing from tho burning Otchukoft. The town wan perfectly tranquil when J left there Friday. Vice Admiral Skryd loff will succeed Vice Admiral Chouk nln In the command of the Black Ben fleet." Postal and Telegraph Strike By Associated Press. WARSAW, Deo. 3.— Seven hundred postal und telegraph officials are on strike here. About a hundred of the otiiclalH refused to join In the strike. The strikers httvo vitriol vd the letter boxes. Two hundred bags of foreign letters are lying hero unopened, MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 4, 190s. INSANE WOMAN CAPTURES A CAR DRIVES PASSENGERS OUT WITH A PISTOL Threatens to Bhoot Any One Who Tries to Enter— Dummy Is Moved Toward Her and She Puts a Bullet In It By Associated ITess. OItIARD, Knn., IXvc 3.— Mrs. Ina Herry, who nrrlved hpre on a railroad ticket good for passage from Spokane to Tulsa, I, Ti! took possession yester day of the car on which she was a pnssenger, driving the other occupants out with a pistol, nnd is still In the car. No efforts have been made today to capture her except by persuasion, nnd she has threatened to shoot If not left alone. I,ast night a dummy was fixed up and moved townrd the door of the toilet room, which she. has been using us a fort, and sho fired a shot from above the transom, the bullet striking the dummy squnrrly on. top of the head. Tha ruse was repeated, but she could not be Induced to shoot- nt It again. During the day the city marshal received v telegram from Vancouver, Wash., which read as follows: "Is insane, woman, Mrs. Perry (?), daughter of Col. Balnbrldge? Wire description. S. T. MILLER." A photograph tnken from the wo man's valise Is supposed to be a pic ture of herself. It was taken at Spok ane, the name of the photographer be ing Llbbey. There has been no flre In the car since It was sidetracked here, and the woman has had nothing to eat unless she had something with her when she entered the toilet room. Offers have been made to her nnd baskets of pro visions carried to the car, but she pos itively refused to receive anything and lias threatened to shoot anyone who would build a flre.. IDENTITY NOT LEARNED Could Not Be Ascertained if Woman Is Mrs. Berry By Associated Press. PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 3.— Further than the fact that the widow of Capt. A. P. Berry, who committed suicide December 1 at Vancouver barracks: Wash., Is supposed to be en route from Washington to Vancouver, . nothing could be ascertained by the .Associated Press as to whether the Insane woman at Glrard and Mrs. Berry are the same person. ;: . ■■■■■ • Thero Is no such person as S. T. Miller at Vancouver, and It was im possible to get "■ into communication with S. J. Miller, agent of the Northern Pacific nt that> place, who, it Is thought, might throw soihe llfrht on the matter. ■ Mrs. Halhbrldgf, the mother of Mr*. Berry, is at the barracks, but It was Impossible to locate her, owing to the lateness of the hour. INDICTED FOR CONSPIRACY Bills Returned Against Officials of the Illinois Brick Com. pany By Associated pres*. CHICAGO, Dec. 3.— The grand jury has returned indictments against seven men In connection with an Investiga tion which has been conducted into the methods of the Illinois Brick com pany which controls the greater part of the output of brick In. and about Chicago. The defendants In each case are charged with conspiracy to Injure tho business of another, and In the Indictments aro named a number of In dependent firms whose business Is de clared to have suffered as a result of tho operations of the Illinois Brick company. The men Indicted are: Georgs C. Prusfiing, president of the Illinois Brick company; John A. Gray, an agent of the company;- William H. Weckler. Edward J. Tomlln and John Shelhamher, officials of the company, and Patrick McMahon and Charles Hank, labor leaders. DISCIPLINES RAILROAD Fresno's Mayor Causes Arrest of S. P. Foreman for Violating ] Ordinance By Associated Press FRESNO, Dec. 3.— M. C. William?, foreman of a Southern Pacific switch crew, was arrested yesterday evening on a complaint sworn to by Mayor \V. Parker Lyon. The arrest was made for the viola tion of a city ordinance which pro hibits railroads from allowing any cars to stand on the tracks across the streets for more than live minutes, and has come after an agitation headed by the mayor against the Southern Pa cific for continued Infringement of the ordinance. Police Judge H. F. Urlggs said today that he would send to Jail the next trainman brought before him on a charge similar to the one against Williams. Wllllnnis was turned loose with a suspended sentence. ■ ,'•< AID AMERICAN SAILORS Entertainment Given at Antwerp to Raise Funds for Destitute Seamen By Associated Press. ANTWKKP. Deo. 3.— Numbers of American sailors who urn shipped on board foreign vessels In American ports are discharged on their arrival in Europe. They are unable to obtain teturn engagements on nccount of tho prejudices of foreign owners and the local authorities cannot iihhlhl. In their relief. As a consequence many of these sailors ure now destitute In every port. For tho relief of these sailors the American colony yesterday gave a gala performunce under tho patronage of, the American and Hrltlsh consuls. Cuban' Congressman Reappears iiy Associated Press. HAVANA, Dec. 3. — Congressman Guerrera, who hits been mleslng for several days and who, it Is alleged, has been trying to organize an Insurrec tionary movement, appeared In tlie town of Plnar del Rio today with two companions. The latter were arrested, arraigned . and released on ball. The congressman is exempt from arrest. CORONA DO HOTEL IS BURNED TO GROUND Many Guests Have Narrow Escapes From Perishing in the Elames Daughter of Dr. Milbank Johnson Reaches Safety Just as Fire Cuts Off All Exit From Her Apartments Fire, supposed to have originated from defective wiring In the basement, totally destroped Hotel Coronado at 607 Coronado street, with a loss of $60,000, nt 3 o'clock this morning. Miss Liouise Johnson, daughter of Dr. and Urn. Mllbank Johnson, narrowly es caped losing her life. Sho reached a place of safety Just as the flames cut off exit from her apartments on the third floor. The little daughter of Gall Borden, the condensed milk manufacturer, also hod a very narrow csenpe, being res cued In her night clothes by other guests. Thero was eighty guests In the hotel at the time of the flre, but they were awukened in time to make their escape. Some of the people having rooms on the second floor jumped from their windows, but if they were In any way injured It was very slight. The alarm was turned in about 2 o'clock, but It wa« fully. an hour be fore the fire department was able to get the hose connected— too late to do anything but save the buildings next to the hotel from taking flre. Just before the flre was discovered in the basement under the room of the proprietress, Miss Helen Mathew son, all of the lights in the building went out. This substantiates the the ory that the fire was caused by de SECURES CHARTER FOR MONTE CARLO BELMONT'S RESORT TO INVADE HOME OF PURITANISM Syndicate Acquires a Large Tract In New Hampshire and Immunity From State Laws for Ten ■ Years Special to The Herald. SALEM, N. H., Dec. 3.— lnvestigation into a charter granted to August ,Bel mont and his New Tork, Brooklyn and Boston associates discloses the fact that this syndicate acquires absolute dominion over three | square miles of territory In New Hampshire for a race track and "Monte Carlo," It being the only gambling resort ever legally chartered In this country. By the vote of the legislature, Bel mont and his partners will be supreme for ten years on this reservation, and be far beyond the state laws, operation of which are made void by the terms of the charter. 'WKntti The state police, constabulary and all authorities will be fenced out, the char ter giving the syndicate the right to police Its property. So cleverly . was the charter drawn that not even the militia may enter the reservation to quell a riot, nor do even the very pre cise liquor laws apply to those within the Inclosure. Nearly a million and a half dollars are to be Bpent by Belmont on this property. SOCIALISTS IN SAXONY ATTACKED BY THE POLICE MANY WOUNDED BY SABERS IN HANDS OF OFFICERS Meeting and Parade Had Been Held in Dresden to Protest Against the Electoral Law — Several Gatherings in Chemnitz Also Dispersed By Associated Press. DRKSDKN. Deo. 3.— The Social Democrats held several largely at tended meetings here this morning to protest agulnst tho electorul law of Saxony. After the meetings the pro testants paraded, but the parade was Interfered with by tho police, who finally hud to use their sabers, wound ing a number of tho demonstrants and making several nrreHts. Later there was mi nttempt to make a demonstra tion In front of the schoolhouses, but the crowds were dispersed at the point of the saber. Reports from Chemnitz say thnt sev- i eral meetings ulsn were held (here in ' protest against the luw and that the parade following the meetings were dispersed by the police, several arrests being made. ANGELENOS IN THE EAST Residents of This City and Vicinity Registered at New York Hotels Special to The Herald, NKW.YOKK. Deo. 3.— Recent I.os Angeles arrivals include Mr. tind Mm. J. M. HUI, at the Herald Hquure; Mrs. W. C. Furrey and Mlhs Purrey, at the St. Denis; Mr. und Mm. J. W. ICvuim at the Orend Union; Mlhs Hall, at the Park Avenue; Mrs. Compton, at the Algonquin, and Miss Hecley at the An. sonta. Dr. A. 8. HakiT. hikl Mrs. S. C. liukor of Kan Diego are at the Algonqulu. Other Callfornians at the St. IU-klh are Prank A. Miller of Riverside, and M. B, Severance or Lo» Angeles, fective wiring. A pood deal of trouble has boen had with tho light* lately, but this was kept from the guests, as it was thought that it was of no con sequence nnd that there was no dan ger whatever. The hotel was not entirely filled with guests, but a number of noted persons were expected to arrive- next week, among them being W. A. Clark, Jr., pon of Senator Clark. The occupants Were not able to save anything what ever, most of them escaping only with their night clothen. The neighbors threw open their houses and gave the homeless ones shelter for the night. The Coronado flats .were damaged to tho extent of $5,000, all of which is covered with Insurance. During the flre burglars entered this building and were In the act of ransacking the flats when they were discovered by Jack Jenkins and put to flight. Thomas H. Hastings, the real estate man, discovered a thief In the act of taking a watch and other valuables from the apartment of Rev. A. P. Gray. He snatched the Jewelry away from the man and notified the police, but the thief escaped. The hotel was a three-story mission style building, owned by Russ Avery and Judge Bordwell. The loss is fully covered by insurance. KOREA HONORS SUICIDE Tributes to Man Who Killed Himself as a Protest Against Japan's - Directorate By Associated Press. SEOUL, Korea, Dec. 3.— The emperor has directed that the highest posthu mous honors be accorded Mln Yunpr Whan, who committed suicide as a pro test against the Japanese protectorate. The body will be given a state funeral. Former Premier Chao and several minor officials have committed suicide in consequence of the notion of Japan. On Mln Yung Whan's body were found letters addressed to the foreign min isters, begging them to Interfere on behalf or Korea. - ■ .-• •>■ -u-w- . - e» Memorialists continue to gather, taut are not dispersed. Gendarmes and po lice are everywhere and alert to prs vent a further outbreak. . There Is some disposition here ;to connect the death of Mln Yung Whan with tho withdrawal of the American legation, as the Koreans hud looked upon America as the most likely nation to Interfere, and when they realized that they had been entertaining false hopes they became keenly disap pointed. The Christian missionaries are greatly concerned over their future work in Korea, fearing that the new condition of affairs may have some Influence upon their efforts. STEAMER ANGELINE REACHES PORT SAFELY ARRIVES AT DETROIT AFTER A THRILLING VOYAGE Lake Vessel Battles for Two Days With Terrific Storm— Captain Re. mains on the Bridge of His Ship for Forty Hours By Associated Press. DETROIT, Dec. 3.— Sheathed in ice. tho steel steamer Angellne, over whose safety there was for a time much ap prehension, arrived at Detroit for fuel tonight after one of the most thrilling voyages ever made by a vessel on the great lakes. After loading with a cargo of iron ore the Angellne was struck by the tempest off the Kewanee peninsula and for two days had a terrlllc battle against the storm. Once the vessel wuh near Eagle harbor, but her master, Cupt. S. A. Lyons, was afraid that she would be driven on the rocks, so he turned about and headed for the open. In this maneuver the boat was neces sarily In the trough of the sea for a time and tons of water fell on her decks, threatening to crush In her hatches and Hooding her hold. Capt. Lyons, who remained on the bridge during the entire forty hours that the Angeline was battling with the tempest, said that the seas ran higher thun the vessel's smokestack. Steamer German Ashore By Associated Press. CHICAGO, Dec. 3.— Tho steel freight steamer German, bound from Luke Su perior to South Chicago, with a cargo of Iron ore, went ushore below Glen* roe, .IS miles north of thin city, in a . blinding snow storm tonight. The agents of the German sent a tug to her relief. There is little upprchcnslon of danger to the crew of twenty men as the wind Is off shore and the vessels In sheltered by the bluffs. It whs said that It would probably be necessary to jettison a portion of her cargo of ore before she could be pulled off. MRS. HARRISON INTERRED Remains of Automobile Victim Placed In the Family Mauso. leum By Associated press SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 3.— The body of Mrs. Francis Burton Harrison,' who was killed In an automobile accident November 25, was placed today in tho family mausoleum In Cypress Lawn cemetery where He the remains of Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Crocker, father and mother. Urief ' funeral services were held at Uplands, the Sun Mnteo borne or tho Crocker family. PRICE: SINGLE COPY. 5 CENTS DR. J. A. MEIRE DEAD Man Who Wat Prominent In American Affairs Passes Away In Colorado By A««nrlAttd Prsaa CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo., Dec. B.— Dr. J. Ernest Melre, who was a surgeon In the United Htates nrmy when the Civil War broke out, but went over to the Confederacy, died here today of pneumonia, aged 76 years. Dr. Melre was nppolnted consul nt Amoy In 18S8 by President Cleveland, but resigned, It Is unld, because Presi dent Cleveland demanded that he npolo- Rlae to nn army lieutenant whom thfi doctor Rtruek for refusing his proffered hand In Washington when meeting upon the street. Dr. Melre was a mem ber of a prominent Mnrylnnd family nnd wns married to a daughter of Admiral Uuchannn, President Lincoln presented the brldo at the. wedding. Dr. Melre has llv»d In Colorado twenty-five years, prac ticing medicine hero and nt Leadvlllc. Two children survive him. PITTSBURG AND VICINITY THREATENED BY FLOODS ALLEGHENY AND OHIO RIVERS RISING RAPIDLY Timely Warning Has Been Given by the Government Weather Bureau and It Is Believed That Losses Will Be Comparatively Slight By Associated Press. PITTSBITRG, Dec. 3.— This section and the valley below l.i threatened with a Bmnll-slzed flood within twelve hours. At 10 o'clock tonight the Ohio river at Davis Island dam was 21.1 feet- and rlslntr. At tho Sixth-street bridge the Allegheny registered 22.6 nnd rising at the rate of three inches an hour. Tho Monongaheln haß about reached its height, though it is still rising slowly. The rainfall during the past twenty four hours was 1.45 Inches along the Allegheny nnd 1.61 along the Mononga hela valley. A sta s e of twenty-flva feet nt this point is predicted by some time tomorrow morning and a tempera ture of 15 degrees above zero will pre vail, with prospects of going lower. A report from Beaver, thirty ■ miles below here, at !» o'clock gives the stage of water at 26.7 and rlblng six inches an hour. At Plttsburg the waters are creeping up Into the : lowlands and already ' a portion of the Pittsburg and Western railroad tracks are submerged. Timely warning, however, by the government weather bureau enabled all Interested to prepare for high water and as a re sult the losses will be comparatively small. ■ ■ . At Etna, a few miles above Plttsburg, much of the town ■is under water to night. All the- low-lying ground be tween Isabella furnace and the busi ness section Is a big lake. At MsKeesport, ■ the ■ Dewess-Wood mill. and the National Tube plant havo water up. to the first floor, but there seems no danger of a bhutdown. • REPORTS"ON CIVIL SERVICE Commission Proposes That Congress Collect a Small Fee From .};; V.:. , Applicants V By Associated Press. WASHINGTON. Dec. 3.— Tho twen ty-second annual report of the United States civil service commission, made public today, contains a recommenda tion that congress should authorize the collection of a fee from applicants for examination for the - government ser vice. Tho amount of the fee, It Is sug gested, should be a small one. It is stated that 150,000 persons were exam ined last year, 40,000 of whom secured positions. During the year the .num ber of competitive positions increased from 154,093 to 171,807. Touching on the order of President Roosevelt of November 17 last, giving authority to heads of departments to separate an employe from the service without notice for delinquency or mis conduct, the report says: "The new rule neither changes the authority to mako removals, which ex isted as fully under the former as un der the present practice, nor affects the Jurisdiction of the civil service com mission, merely making some changes In the procedure in the case of re moval." The order of Postmaster General Cortelyou providing for the retention of fourth-class postmasters during satis factory service is regarded by the com mission as "distinctly the most Impor tant administrative reform effected within the past year." :>v; " • JUAREZ RIVER ON RAMPAGE Causes Havoc in the Mormon Colo. niea in Northern Mexico EL PASO, Tex., Dec. 3.— George Lunt, a Mormon guide In the. Sierra Madre mountains In northern Mexico, who ar rived In this city today, reports that tho Juurez river has played havoc among the Mormon colonies, being the highest since they located there twenty five years ago. At Colonia Pacheco several houses have been washed away and In Cnve valley peveral farms were completely devastated. Much valuable land has been ruined and the crop damage alone will be over $10,000. Many furm uni mals have been drowned and furm im plements swept away. KILLS WOMAN AND HIMSELF Double Crime Is Committed by a Cigarmaker In Chi. cago CHICAGO, Dec. 3.— Frank Krous keek, a clgarmuker, tonight shot and killed Mrs. Antoinette Llsku, at whose house he was boarding, und then shot himself In the head, dying Instantly. Krouskeek, It Is claimed, had tried to force his attentions on Mrs. Llsku and several times he had been requested to leave the house, but had refused. According to Antoinette Lixku, the dead woman's daughter, the two had been quarreling violently Just before the shooting occurred. Investigates Missionaries' Murder WABHINOTON. Dec. 3.— A cablegram received at the ntute department tonight from Mr. Hockhlll at IVklu says that ('(iimul (leneral Julius Q. Lay at Can. ton, China, has completed his investi gation into the recent murder of five I'ri'Hbyti-rlun missionaries at I.lenchow, In the province of Canton. No details of the result of the invert toil lon are given. The report will be fin wuidud to Washington by mail ■ - CONGRESS' FIRST DAY House May Hurry Up Canal Money May Pass an Emergency Appropriation Bill President's Message Will Be Read Tuesday— Senate Will Hold Short Session Today Out of Respect to Platt's Memory, liy Associated Press. WASHINGTON, Dec. B.— Very little beside the organization of the house will be accomplished tho first of the rrHslon, although it is possible that an emergency appropriation for the Pana ma canal may be passed the last of this week. Until tho committees are ap pointed such a bill would have to be considered by unanimous consent or under a special order. It will depend upon the needs of tho canal finances whether the emergency appropriation will be rushed through this week or go over until the week following. The leaders of the house have been Informed that the emergency appro priation will not be needed until De cember 25 and consequently the bill may not be passed until next week. • Monday will be taken up with tha » election of a speaker and other house officers. They will be those nominated by the republican caucus last night. It is nlreudv understood that the rules ' of the last house will be adopted aa the members have been sworn in. The bi ennial lottery for seats will be- an 'ln-' terestlng occasion on the first day and at the conclusion an adjournment will follow. Tuesday wilt be devoted to tho president's message and that will prob ably close the real business of the house . for the week. • ■ . ■ . . . ■ , Speaker Cannon has not yet com- ' pleted his ; committees, but '■• it •is ex pected he will •be ready to announce them early in the pension. . MESSAGE ON TUESDAY Will Be Read In the Senate on Second Day of Session By Associated Press. WASHINGTON, Dec. 3.— Nothing but preliminary work will engross the at tention of the senate this ilrst week of the session. The senate is already or ganized, as It is a continuous body, and besides there was a special session last spring, when i. the; new senators were sworn in.' Senators Brandagee of Con nectlcut,' Warner of • Missouri, ' Frazler of Tennessee and La Follette of Wla-: consln Jiave ;not yet taken -their oaths. The two former had not been elected when the special session adjourned. ! Monday will be a very short session and the senate will adjourn out' of re spect for the late Senator Platt of Con necticut as soon as the necessary for malities for . the beginning of a new congress have been concluded. Tues day the president's message will be re ceived and read and Wednesday is like ly to be devoted to the Introduction , of bills. A short session will ■be • held Thursday and the senate will then ad journ until the following Monday. • It is quite likely that a Republican caucus will be held Tuesday or Wednes day for the purpose of authorizing tho appointment of a committee to fill com mittee vacancies in the senate and for the election of a steering committee for the session. It is expected ' that the committee vacancies will be filled very early in the session. If the house should pass an emergency appropria tion bill for the Panama canal the sen ate will at once take it up and pass it, but this measure is not expected in ths senate until the second week of tho session. THE DAY'S NEWS FORECAST Southern California: Fair Mon. day; light west wind. Maximum temperature In Los Angeles yes. terday, 77 degrees; minimum, 52 degrees. * ' *• I—Soldiers1 —Soldiers in revolt. 2 —Woman killed; man disappears. 3 —Negro appeals to Roosevelt. 4— Editorial s'—City news. ft '•! 6 —Sports. 7 —Southern California news. 8.9 —Classified advertisements. 9.10-11—Public advertising. ■ 12—Pay tribute to dead comrade. EASTERN Woman Is mysteriously shot in Ne\* York mid police are looking for a hotel i-irploye. liihiii.m' woman with pistol takes pos vt'RMlon of pugßenaor car In Kansas. First business of Importance to come before lioiisu will bo (.unul appropria tion bill. FOREIGN New cabinet of Finland Is announced. All iim members of constitutionalist party except one, a Socialist. Korean emperor orders highest honor* for man who killed himself us protest against Japuiione protectorate. Two companies of eoldlers mutiny at Kieff ami many nro killed in fltfht wltU loyal troop*. COAST , Two I'iiHiKlrnliiii.s badly Injured wlillo allKlitliiK from street curs. Itody of Mr*. KriinNs Burton llarrl m ti i.lni'cil in fumlly mausoleum lit ban Francisco. JiiarcK ilver is en the rampngo in northern Mexico. LOCAL Cnpt. J. T. Brady, Supervisor I.omj; don'« successor, is civil war veteran ami a bunker. -. • ■ , Woullhy mlno owner yields to daugh- Ur'g pleading;, and girl marries man of her choice, Xl I'hso officer arrives and will take back to Texun prisoner charged with murder of policeman. Rev. Holiert H. Fischer lays death of" trolley car victims to door of negligent city officials ami a sleepy public. KlkN hold Impressive memorial aery lot H lit Mhkcml Ofll'lll lIOUHO. ■ ' Federation of Women's clubs ' meets in convention ut l'ußailHia. today. Krlen Is and comrades eulogisetlato J. I*. Dave.iport at funeral. services held by Dr. Hubert Mulutyr«, - ■