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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
Naval Battalions at St. Petersburg
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.
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
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.
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
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
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).
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
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.
Jews of Odessa in Dread of Attack by
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. '...-. .-,.:-■•'
Another Manifesto Is Issued by the
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
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.
Correspondent Tells of Conflict at
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
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,
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..
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.
Bills Returned Against Officials of
the Illinois Brick Com.
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.
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. ■ ,'•<
Entertainment Given at Antwerp to
Raise Funds for Destitute
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.
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
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
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
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.
Residents of This City and Vicinity
Registered at New York
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Remains of Automobile Victim Placed
In the Family Mauso.
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.
Man Who Wat Prominent In American
Affairs Passes Away In
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.
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. •
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
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; " •
Causes Havoc in the Mormon Colo.
niea in Northern
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.
Double Crime Is Committed by a
Cigarmaker In Chi.
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 ■ -
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. .
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
Southern California: Fair Mon.
day; light west wind. Maximum
temperature In Los Angeles yes.
terday, 77 degrees; minimum, 52
* ' *•
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.
Woman Is mysteriously shot in Ne\*
York mid police are looking for a hotel
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.
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*.
, 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
JiiarcK ilver is en the rampngo in
northern Mexico.
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«, - ■

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