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PRICE: 40 CENTS !'ER MONTH TOL. XXXVII. NUMBER 83. . INDEX OF THE HERALD'S NEWS TODAY FORECAST For Los Angeles and vicinity: Clear. ing, colder Thursday; moderate north winds. Maximum temperature yester. day, 57 degrees; minimum, 47 degrees. LOCAL , Teacher» meet in I'olytechnle high school auditorium and Open seven teenth annual institute. PAOB 9 Say* slavery tale told in article* on "Barbarous Mexico" aro still true. PAGE 9 Teacher* meet In annual session at Los Angeles high Bchool auditorium. PAGE I James I»nton Van Nuyi secretly marries Emily Pond of New York at San Rafael. PAGE 1 Dr. Brougtwtr urged to como to Temple Baptist church. PAOK 11 Market quotations. PAGE 7 Shipping. ■ PAGE 7 Editorial, Haskln's letter and Letter Box. pace: « Accidental death final verdict In case of Henry Brown. PAGE I Jess chosen chairman of new harbor com mlmlon, and A. P. Fleming made secre tary. PAGE M Gamewell company will tight decision of city council not to pay JH.ooo demanded. PAOII M Clasalfled advertising. PAGE 15 Municipal affairs. PAGE 16 City briefs. PAGE I Dramatic notes. PAGE 13 Automobile news. PAGE II Citrus fruit market. PAGE 7 SOUTH CALIFORNIA ) Hollywood society tor organized charity Is perfected. PAGE 14 Seven prisoners escape from the San Bernardino stockade. PAGE 14 Carlos Wright .not shamming Injury, hut sensational developments are <!•■ --layed. PAGE 14 Mrs. Tllburne, wife of evangelist under arrest, discusses her affair*. PAGE 14 PoHtmanter Wood of Pasadena dls cuasi'S McClure article. PAGE 14 | COAST Rare relics and book* destroyed nt Santa Clara college fire. PAGE 3 Insane rancher near Fresno murders wife ■nd child and commits suicide under train. PAGE 1 Importation of Mexican unskilled labor basis tor lawsuit at Tombstone, Ariz. PAGE) 1 | EASTERN Daring prophecy made fur further pub lic school system by Chicago archi tect. PAGE! 3 Big Four 1* former cashier at Cincinnati gets six year* for embezzlement. PAGE 3 Oil exporter* lose heavily as result of new tariff law, ait I want treaties with France and Spain renewed. PAGE! 1 Admiral Schley still expresses confidence In Dr. Cook and wants I'eary to produco proofs. PAOfl i Senator McLaurln -if Mississippi drops dead suddenly at home. I'AGE 1 Airship with powerful searchlight hovers by night over Worcester. Mans., and a mazy* thousands. PA( i 1 Aviation wre.k here will be given official sanction by Aero club of America. PAGE I Jealous miner in Kentucky murders mer chant, wife, mother-in-law and then' ends bis own life. ' PAGE 2 | FOREIGN Three prominent government officials ■lain and onu wounded In various parts of the world. PAGE 1 Three slain by dirk, bomb and revolver shot In separate cities; on* other victim of political malcontent seriously wounded. PAGE l General Estrada wins diclstve victory In battle with /.elayu'H forces; 100 killed and wounded. PAGE l Body of King Leopold of Belgium placed In vault. PAGE 13 | MINING I Sierra Madro club plans luncheon for Jay P. Graves, foremost copper man operating in British Columbia. PAGE 10 Claim* In Weaver district of Arizona yield $-00 ore. PAGE 10 Mining man organize* company to ope rate In Coajlnga oil Held. , PAGES 10 Idrla quicksilver mine lend* exhibit to Chamber of Mines. PAGE 10 House committee favor* Bureau of Mines bill. PAGE 10 Rich strike I* made at Twin Buttes. PAGE 10 SPORTS Uldneld ready to do stunts; say* cir cular race tracks are only real tests. PAGE 13 Orendorff completes arrangement* for high class wrestling card to be held Jan. 4 at Naud Junction. PAGE II Driving club matinee should prove high class, with many entries already re ceived. ' PAGE 12 President Lynch of National* seeks ad vice of league umpires. PAGE 12 Race resulu and entries from Califor nia, Mexican and Florida tracks. I'ACJE 12 "Big Eight" directors will meet today at Chicago. . PAGE 12 New York public school official* prao tlcally will revise football rule*. PAGE 13 Barred as Typhoid Carrier NORFOLK, Va., Dec. ' 22.—Henry Harrison Conutock, the Norfolk dairy man debarred by the local authorities as a carrier of typhoid germs, has gone to Baltimore to submit to expert med ical examination. Comstock, who came from Paris, 111., and served in the army before locating here, says that being unable to find other work, ho will be forced to re-enlist in the army. —* / Fresno.Hanford Railroad Sure TRESNO, Dec. 22.— F. S. Granger, promoter of the Fresno-Hanford in terurban railroad, received a telegram today from G W. Luce of Chicago saying the final papers had been signed and forwarded. Granger says con struction work will begin January 1 next. "Little Tim" Dead VKVr VOKK, Hw. 22.—Timothy P. Sullivan, iln- "I.lttle Tim" of the Bow ery, a poii rr In polltlra, died tonight, after b long: illii'-sn. LOS ANGELES HERALD ESTRADA WINS GREAT VICTORY OVER ZELAYANS 600 KILLED AND INJURED IN FIGHT AT RAMA 1900 OF ENEMY AND THEIR GEN. ERAL SURRENDER Two Americans Are Reported Slain. Much Munition Is Seized—Former Ruler Issues Manifesto De nounclnp Americans [Associated Press] BLUEFIELDS, Nicaragua, Dec. 22. —General Estrada has won a complete victory over the gov eminent troops at Rama. Six hundred men of both armies were killed or wounded. Nineteen hundred of Zelaya's men have sur rendered, including General Gonzales, who was in command. Two Americans are reported killed. WASHINGTON, Dec. 22—Confirma tion of Associated Press dispatches from Nicaragua was received today at the navy department In a cablegram from Commander Shipley at the Dos Molnei, now at ]ihi"fliMs, dated •'! o'clock this morning, The additional Information li given in tho navy de partment'a advicei that Qeneral Cm* tillo, four piece! of llel.l artillery. L6OO rlflai and 1,000,000 rounds of ammuni tion were Included iii the .surrender. The uiiuti'i'-<i have been carried to Blueflalda, where the hospital facili ties are Inadequate. Commander Shipley says ho has es tablished a hospital on shore. "employ- Ing ■ surgeons, Militant* and hospital supplies from the Dei Mollies and the Tacoma. No lone has been landed from tho American warships, Commander Ship- ley says. Zelaya's loss in killed, wounded and Captured, reports, is about MOO. 11, Earlier Dispal' '-i-s An earlier telegram from Comman der Shipley, dated the 2ist, says the revolutionary force* had gained a de cisive victory at Kama over the gov ernment forces. Tho telegram states that Estrada's army on the 20th began an organized attack on the government position. The outposts of the /.elaya forces un der General Gnnzales were defeated ami routed. Tho fighting continued Tuesday. General Vasquoz of the government forces is said to lie a prisoner at Ma nagua, but tho cause of his arrest is not known at the state department. Commander Shipley's telegram adds that the surrender of the entire gov ernment force was expected yester day and that Estrada is confident of complete success. Commander Shipley says futher that the United State* gunboat Eagle is within tin- harbor, and is prepared lit any moment to land its bluejackets, but in all probability such a course will not be necessary. Late tonight no official news of the progreai Of events in Nicaragua had been received by Dr. Castrillo. repre sentative in Washington of the Kstrada government There was great rejoicing, however. oxer the reported extent of Estrada's victory, and this satisfaction was Dot confined to the Nicaragua!) partisans. Practically all of the Central Ameri can diplomats Joined in the celebration that marked the downfall of Zelaya, who long has been regarded as a dis turbing factor in Central America. It is believed hero that Estrada will proceed next to Oreytown and compel t!i< surrender of tho government troop* bottled up In that place for more than a month. This may take some time. The country between Bluefleldl and Grey town is swampy and difficult to nejjo tiate, especially for an army. As the crow Hies, it is only sixty miles, but a wide detour probably will have to bo taken, almost doubling the distance. Once the news of the defeat of the Zelayan troops at Blueflelds Is con veyed to Greytown garrison, the de feat of that force, It Is believed by rev olutionist supporters here, will be easy. . . To Sack Towns ■ When that is accomplished the next move of Estrada will be to capture the small towns along San Juan river, which flows past Greytown and couples Lake Nicaragua with the sea. In this mam r the revolutionists will have clear '" connection with their base on the :r'M>oard and will then move swiftly ward Managua. In the opii' 0 of those who have traversed ther , \intry, the march of the victorious i" trada army, even if It is not opi*r^ukwill take from six to seven days '* Managua is within hailing dlstanl-\« ' Most of the|}<f .ney. it is expected, will be made In boats drawn by steam ers or launches, and that landing will be made near the capital or In a ter ritory in which are fairly good roads. No news of the reported gathering of Honduran malcontents in Nlcara guan territory had been received by the Guatemalan or Honduran ministers tonight. < ... The alleged revolutionary movement is not taken seriously, especially since the United States has so firmly marked down Its policy of peace In Central America. Zelaya Issues Manifesto MANAGUA, Dec. 22.—Former Pres ident Zelaya today issued a manifesto declaring that his surrender of the presidency was caused by a desire to save Nicaragua "the humiliation of outrages threatened by a powerful for eign nation, which was now inaugurat ing a decisive influence over the des tiny of Nicaragua." "Because of his resistance to impo sition of tutelage, which was the fore runner of the conversion of the Latin nations of this continent into dependen cies of the XTnited States, he had in curred the hatred of that govern ment," declares Zelaya, "and when the defeat of the revolutionists appeared certain the United States government inexplicably severed relations with Nic aragua through Secretary Knox's letter to the charge d'affaires. He protested before the world against meddling of Continued on Vuge Two THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 23, 1909. ADMIRAL WHO HAS FAITH IN DR. COOK W.».S iS C Hi* EY, ADMIRAL STILL BELIEVES COOK SCHLEY ASKS THAT PEARY PRODUCE PROOFS Man Who Rescued Greely Expedition Says Polar Pretender Owes Public Evidence of Claims [ AHForlateil I'ress] WASHINGTON, Dec. 22.—Reaffirm ing his complete confidence in Dr. I'nok, Hear Admiral W. S. Schley, re tired, today called on Commander Peary to submit his proofs that he reached the north pole to .some scien tific body other than the National Geographic society. This, the admiral declared, should be done at once In the interests of Justice and to establish beyond question tho claims of Peary. The. admiral believes that the same body which threw out and repudiated Cook's data should bo permitted to pass upon the data submitted by Peary to the Geographic society. "The Danes are the best posted body of men In the world on Arctic matters," he said. "The consistory of the University of Copenhagen should be given the opportunity to examine the Peary proofs, for in that way they would be submitted to the same test that was applied to those of Cook. "The consistory, which was regarded by the civilized world as more than friendly to Dr. Cook, showed by its action in turning down the explorer that It holds the scales of justice as it sees them, fairly and honestly." Moreover, Admiral Schley believes that the submission of the proofs to Copenhagen should be Insisted upon by I'eary. whatever the attitude of the National Geographic society may be. Data Are Not Probed It was suggested to the officer that the society some time ago officially declared its intention to let scientific bodies of reputable standing examine and test 'the Peary proofs when they had been passed on by the society. "But the organization has not done it," he retorted quickly. "So far there has been shown no disposition to carry out its avowed intentions, has there?" Admiral Schley declined to say on what grounds he took exceptions to the finding of the scientists of the Uni versity of Copenhagen in regard to Cook's claims. He merely reaffirmed his belief In the explorer, adding that he believed that Peary, too, has gained the top of the earth. The Importance of the admiral's de mand is increased by the fact that he has had wide experience in the far north. In 1884, when a captain, he was in command of the Thetis expedition which resulted it) tho rescue of Lieu tenant Greely and six men who had been cast away on Cape Sabine and whom the civilized world had prac tically given up for lost. Members of the National Geographi cal society declined to discuss the sug gestion of the retired naval officer. Tho society is stil} smarting under the some what curt reply made by the University of Copenhagen to its request that a committee representing the society be permitted to be present when Dr. Cook's data was examined. While recognizing the complete right of the Danish scientists to decline such a request, American savants feel that the Danes were needlessly brusque. "The women of Denmark will never Continue! on rage Two. J. BENTON VAN NUYS MARRIED SECRETLY TO NEW YORK BRIDE JAMES BENTON VAN NUYS, heor to the millions of ls#uc N. Van Nuys, pioneer grain dealer, land owner and capitalist of Los Angeles, was secretly married to Misa Emily Pond of New York yesterday at San Rafael. The only information the Van Nuys family had of the wedding was contained in a brief telegram received late last night at the family residence, 1445 West Sixth street. The bridegroom is assistant general manager of the Los Angeles Farming and Milling com pany, of which his father is president. His wife is unknown? to the Van Nuys family. Mr. Van Nuys boarded"the Owl train Tuesday night, according to a state ment made at midnight by his mother. It was supposed he was going to San Francisco on business, and not to be married. He quietly secured a license and repaired to San Rafael, the Gretmi Green of the north, and was married. "All I know about the marriage is that my son is married," said Mrs. Van Nuys last night. "I received a tele gram telling me that Benton was mar ried. I suppose it is true, for his name was signed to it." AIRSHIP WITH SEARCH LIGHTS AMAZES CITY POWERFUL CRAFT SEEN AT WORCESTER MYSTERIOUS AERIAL MONSTER STARTLES THOUSANDS Aeronaut Hovers at Height of Two Thousand Feet Above Houses and Cuts Circles Among Clouds fAsHoolatPd Pr^fs] WORCESTER, Mas*., Dec. 22.—Fly ing at a .speed of from thirty to forty miles an hour, a mys terious airship tonight appeared over Worcester, hovered over the city a few minutes, disappeared for about two hours and then returned to CUt four circles above the city, using a search light of tremendous power. Thousands of watchers thronged the street :. The airship remained over the city for fifteen minutes, all the time at a height that most observers set at about 2000 feet, too far to enable even the shape to be seen. The glaring rays of its great search light, however, were sharply defined. The dark mass of the ship could be dimly seen. Aviator Missing At the time of the airship's visit Wallace E. Tillinghast, a Worcester m:in who recently claimed to have In vented n marvelous, aeroplane in which, he said he had journeyed to New York and returned by way of Boston, was absent from his home and could not be found. The visitor from the cloud* was first lighted ov.-r afarlborough at 0:20 p. m. The Sixteen miles between this city and Marlborough were covered In 30 minutes. Coming up from the southeast, tho sky voyager veered to the west, re mained in sight a few minutes and then disappeared to the northwest. In five minutes the searchlight was again seen, glowing in the darkness like a monster star, and the ship came up. hovered over the city a short time and disappeared to the southeast. Two hours later an eager shout from the waiting crowds announced its re turn. It circled and disappeared, final ly heading first to the south and then to the east. RETURN OF THE SUN IS FLASHED TO ALASKA Land of Long Night Receive* Message from Naval Observatory at Washington SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 22.—Alaska, the land of the long night, was notified this morning by a message flashed from the naval observatory at Wash ington of the return of the sun. At the moment of the winter solstice. 6:30 a. m., a brief message was sent direct to the United States signal corps' cable office tn Seattle, arriving here at ;i:L'O a. 111. The cable at once relayed the message north to every settlement of Importance in Alaska. The most northerly station In Alaska is Nome, which has but three hours of sunlight today. The message reached Nome at 12:20 a. m. From stations where land wires and wireless circuits begin the news went to all the army posts and mining towns of the Yukon and Tanana. SENSATIONAL INCIDENTS MARK NEW YORK FIRE NSW YORK, Dec. 22.—Sensational rescue, a semi-panic in an adjoining hospital and operations of sneak thieves In nearby buildings are feat ures of an Incendiary fire In an East Thirty-third street apartment build ing today. Two men had narrow escapes from death, one being swung across an air shaft dangling from a rope's end and another plunging through the glass of a closed window several feet awny to escape death by fire. Fire starting on the fourth floor found oil-soaked woodwork to feed upon, and the hallways w-ere soon filled with smoke, cutting off escapa by the ordinary exits. Most of the tenants were rescued from the fire escapes. Duke May Govern Canada MONTREAL, Dec. 22.—The Herald today says there is every likelihood of the duke of Connfiught, the king's brother, succeeding Earl Grey as gov ernor general of Canada next year. "Do you know the lady in question?" Mrs. Van Nuys was asked. "No, I do not," she replied. "I have never seen her. I believe she has been in the habit of spending her winters here, and I suppose my son met her In that way. He never spoke of her at home, that I can remember. He will be home next week." "Did the young people elope?" she was asked. "I can hardly say that they did," she replied. "Benton is of age and may do as he pleases without consulting his parent!. I suppose Miss Pond had the same right. When two young people are of age and decide to get married it can hardly be said that they eloped. They Just decided." Youngi Van Nuys Is 26 years old. His father is one of the largest and wealth iest property owners in Los Angeles. Recently he and his partner, J. B. Lankershim, sold 44,000 acres of land in the San Fernando valley. The hotel Van Nuys at Fourth and Main streets Is one of the Van Nuys holdings In LO3 Angeles. The' property is worth about $1,000,000. He has other heavy hold ings in tho business district of Los Angeles. Young Van Nuys was educated at , Belmont and Stanford. Noted Democratic Senator Who Expired Last Evening -J ~~— 1 fill"'" •'•"■**rss SENATOR A. J. McLAURIN SENATOR DROPS DEAD SUDDENLY M'LAURIN OF MISSISSIPPI EXPIRES AT HOME Famous Democrat, Formerly Governor and Party Leader, Recovering from Ptomaine, Die* Unexpect. edly at Brandon [Associated Press] JACKSON, Miss.. Dec. 22.—United States Senator Anselm Joseph McLau rin died suddenly tonight at his hotXM In Brandon. Death was due to an attack of heart failure and came without the slightest warning at 6:30 o'clock. When the fatal stroke came Senator McLaurin was seated In a rocking chair In front of the nre la his library. He fell suddenly forward without speaking a word and was dead when members of his family reached him. The swift summons of death followed within a few moments a remark by Senator McLaurin that he was feeling better than he. had felt at any time since his recent severe Illness, resulting from an attack of ptomaine poisoning. No announcement as to funeral ar rangements had been made late to night. Aa to a successor to Senator McLau rin, it is pointed out that an appoint ment might be Immediately mado "oy Governor Noel or that the new s tu tor might be selected by the state leg islature In January. Began as Lawyer Senator McLaurin, who was 61 years old, began his iirst term in the United Stated senate In 1594, but was e^-ted governor of Mississippi In 1595 and served in that office four years. Ho was elected again to the senate in 1900 and served one term. He then returned for the term which began on March 4, 1907. His present term of office would have expired on March 3, 1913. Senator McLaurin was a lawyer and began the study of law In 1868, after he had served through the civil war as a private in the Confederate army. He was born on March 26, IS4S at Bran don, Miss., and was raised on a farm. He entered the Confederate army when he was 16 years old. Seven children survive him. When the present session of congress opened Senator McLaurin did not go to Washington because of illness. In the senate chamber he was known aw one of the strongest defenders of the south, though not as radical as some. Ho did some active work on the ma te committee on the Mississippi river and tributaries and was,a member of other important senate committees among them those on civil service, commerce, immigration. interstate commerce, public expenditures and the joint committee on revision of laws of the United States. Five Miners Hurt in Explosion M'ALESTER, Okla., Dec. 22.—Five men were injured, two seriously, in an explosion at Cougler's mine No. 2, near hero today. CLERGYMAN 20 MILES AWAY MARRIES COUPLE OVER TELEPHONE LINE I'ECOS, Teia*, Dee. 22.—Key. H. M. Smith of this town last night performed a wedding ceremony by telephone, unit ins Ml«» Dorothy Flowers and Kyle I.ovejoj", who were In Toyab, twenty miles away. The wedded pair were In the telephone office at Twyuli, and each held a receiver to the ear and replied to the questions of the clergyman at the other end of the wire. Then they clasped hand* and together heard the minister pronounce them man and wife. CTVr^T 1? rnPlh\- DAILY. Set SUNDAY, Bo s»l.lNv*.Li.lll LUI Jl!i>s . ON IKAIN9, 0 CENTS OIL EXPORTERS LOSE HEAVILY WILL BEG CONGRESSTO RENEW RECIPROCITY American Shippers Want French and Spanish Treaties to Continue. Vast Enterprise Imperiled by Tariff T \«-wlateii Pressi WASHINGTON, Dec. 22.—Alarmed by a drop from $1,000,000 to $26,303 in mineral oil exports to France in a month, American oil exporters have begun a movement to Induce congress to renew with the French government the reciprocity treaty that expired on October 31. Exporters also hope for the renewal of the treaty with Spain, a large importer of American oil, Which will expire (in August 31, 1910. Exports to Canada under the oper ation of the new tariff law have not been compiled by the bureau of sta tistics of the department of commerce and labor, but indications are that they will show relatively as great a falling off in oil exports as those to France. Notwithstanding the abrogation of the reciprocity treaty with France, re ports to the bureau for November, the lirst month under the new order of things, show larger totals In both im ports and exports than in the corre sponding month of last year. Raw cotton, which is imported Into France free of duty and hence is not affected by tariff changes, is largely responsible for the increase in exports, while art works twenty years old and over, admitted free under the new law, and diamonds and hides were respon sible for the increased imports. Less Champagne The falling off in imports of cham pagne from France, due to the in creased tariff, was most marked, de clining from $554,674 in November, 1901, to $58,062 In November, 1909, owing to an advance in duty from $fi per dozen quarts to $9.60 per dozen. A careful compilation of figures cov ering the first month ot the operation of the new commercial relations be tween France and the United States has been prepared for the Associated Press by the bureau of statistics as follows: "Commerce between the United States and France in November, the first month following the termination of the reciprocity agreement!, shows larger totals in both imports and ex ports than in November of last year. The total value of exports of domestic products to France in November, 1909, as shown by records of the bureau of statistics of the department of com merce and labor, was $20,013,414, against $12,092,554 in November, 1908, and tho value of imports from Franco in November. 1909, was $14,166,199, against $8,462,024 in November, 1908. The Increase in tho value of exports to France occurred chiefly In raw cot ton. The value of raw cotton exports to France In November, 1909, was $16, --795,518, against $7,065,073 in November, 1908. Trade Agreements "The special trade agreements in ex istence between France and the Unit ed States which terminated October 31, 1909, gave to certain articles en tering France from the United States the minimum tariff rate of that coun try and to certain articles entering tho United States from France special rates of duty, and the termination of theso agreements made these articles again subje. c to general tariff rates. "The more important articles from the United States upon which the French rates of duty were advanced, as shown by a recent statement of the tariff division of the bureau of manu factures, were petroleum, crude and refined, an Increase of 100 per cent in the rate of duty; heavy oils, an In crease of 33 per cent; various grades Continued on fag* Tw~ *£ CENTS THREE SLAIN BY DIRK, BOMB AND REVOLVER SHOT POLITICAL CHIEFTAINS MEET VIOLENT DEATHS KOREA LOSES PRIME MINISTER; ROUMANIAN PREMIER SHOT At Bombay. India, Chief Magistrate Under English Rule Is Assas. sinated—Revenge Said to Be Cause A remarkable series of political sum!. nations of personage* high in office Is reported tofluy from widely separated polo In Seoul, Korea, the, prime minister of the Korean rulilnrt wax ittabhed to death as an apparent result of the intense feel ing in Korea against Japanese influence. In l*oiiniani:» the prime minister wan allot and seriously wounded by a poli tical malcontent. In M. l'etersburg the chief of the se cret pollen. Col. Karpoff, wan blown to pieces by the explosion of a bomb, sup posedly thrown by an enemy of the gov ernment. At Bombay, British India, the chief magistrate of Nanlk, Arthui SI. T. Jack son, mi assassinated by a native for re venge and presumably an a part of the movement against their authority. In each of the countries the governing authority la menaced by a dangerous ele ment directed against the existing re gime. ST. PETERSBURG, Deo. 22.—Col onel Karpoff, chief of the secret police of St. Petersburg, was as sassinated early today. lie hail been enticed to a modest apartment in a remote street of the. Viborg district and there was blown to pieces by a bomb exploded supposedly by his host, one Michael Vosswressen sky, who had leased the rooms a few days before. The murderer rushed Into the street following the explosion and was cup tured. An assistant of Karpoff's, who had accompanied him, was seriously in jured. Karpoff was appointed from Baku, where ho had been chief of the secret police. There have been several convictions of bomb makers recently. The assassination of Colonel KarpofC has caused the greatest sensation here. The mystery is still unexplained, but the popularly credited theory is that Karpoff was engaged. In the manufac ture of false evidence, and that while Vosskressensky was in the police chlefship he was simultaneously plot ting in behalf of the revolutionary faction. It appears that after Karpoff entered the room Vosskressensky went outside on the pretext of examining the elec tric bell, which failed to act. It la -supposed that he then connected the wires that exploded the bomb. The matter came up In the duma to night, M. Milukoff, leader of the con stitutional Democrats, and M. Rodit cheff supporting an interpellation which suggested that the affair was the work of agents provocateurs and demanded that the government. tako measures to put an end to the partici pation of the secret police In terrorist acts. The interpellation was referred to, a committee. The assassination of Chief Karpoff undoubtedly was in furtherance of tho plot against the secret police which grew out of the revelation last Jan uary of some remarkable scandals In connection with the operations of tho system. The Russian revolutionary socialists discovered that some of their members* were agents of the secret police. Ex posures, charges of disloyalty to tho revolutionary cause and countercharges followed. Since then the secret pollco have been the special objects of revo lutionary hatred and assassination. CHIEF MAGISTRATE OF NASIK MURDERED WHILE AT THEATER BOMBAY, British India, Dec. 22.— Arthur Muson Tlppetts Jackson, chief magistrate ot' Nasik in tho presidency of Bombay, was assassinated by a na tive while attending a theatrii ;i (ormance last night. The motive of the murder is posed to have been a wish for r< upon the magistrate, who haj r< sentenced a criminal to life mi] ment. Nasik Is a hotbed of sedition. .. ' son has been in the British Ind Vice since 1888. Whatever may havo been the diate motive for tho assassination o£ Chief Magistrate Jackson, the outrage cannot fail to increase the ever pres ent fear of an uprising against British rule in India. Attempts have been made In India against the livea of Lord Minto, Lord Kitchener, Sir Andrew Fraser, tlio lieutenant governor of Bengal, and many other British officials. On July 1 last Sir William Hutt Curzon-Wyllie, who had recently held important Indian appointments, whs murdered at the Imperial institute in London by an Indian student, wbo subsequently was hanged. I>r. Cawai Lalcaca, a physician of Shanghai who was visiting in London, also was killed during the fusillade of allots, though his death may not have been intended. ARGENTINA EXILES THOUSANDS OF ITS ALLEGED ANARCHISTS NEW YORK, Dec. 22.—Argentina's summary method of dealing with an archists was described today by a party of Americans who have just re turned from the South American re public. Four thousand persons suspected of being anarchist sympathizers were exiled within a period of a few day*, following the assassination November 14 of Col. Falio, chief of police of Buenos Ayres. Four hundred of the more violent agitators were sent to Argentina's penal colony in Patagonia and ordered to live there, according to their own ideas of what a government should be.