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1 II li O E A -V^¥J? VOLUME 57 v* i* A LEADER OF WAR PARTY IS TIM OF NIHILIST BOMB THROWERS. -r i""• iffc J. n7iiV i\v* sJ$v VIC- AS HATED BY THE REVOLUTIONARIES \8erglus, Uncle of the Czar and For- I mer Governor General of Moscow -Was Marked for Death In December •—Bomb Blows Carriage and Body to Fragments—Assassins Arrested. •mi i'SfT 'Petersburg, Feb. 17. An As sociated 1 ,«ss dispatch from Moscow iays that Grand Duke Sergius, while driving in his carriage to the Kremlin iwas assassinated by a bomb which was thrown beneath his carriage. The car riage was blown to pieces. The as .sasSlns were arrested. One of them was dangerously wounded. Marked By Nihilists. Grand Duke Sergius was the uncle of the Russian emperor and was for merly governor general of Moscow. It is understood he was condemned to death by the revolutionary party in ecember last. "Russia's Evil Genlus.":~ He has been classed as the most re actionary member of the imperial fam ily and as the head of what is referred to as the war party and has been stig -matized by laborers as Russia's evil genius. Sensation At the Capital. News of the tragedy has created a tremendous sensation in St. Peters burg. Owing to the intense excitement prevailing at Moscow few partic ulars are ascertainable. The tragedy ill reajity was no great surprise as it was known that the ^terrorists had al ready condemned the grand duke .to death.. .V, iSSitaM ft* $§t~ says Sergius was assassinated' wKSn driving toward the "Kremlin near the court of justice. His carriage was fol lowed by another. vehicle containing tow men. A bomb was throw be neath the duke's carriage and the duke was killed. The assassins were ar rested. 'One of the mwas- wounded dangerously. Several students have been taken into custody: Details of the Murder. -. TRANSPIRED. "'.V Moscow, Feb. 17.—While Grand Duke Sergius was driving today from Nicholas palace through the senate quarter his carriage was followed by two cabs. At the law courts a sleigh in which were two men, one dressed as a workman, went quickly ahead of the duke's carriage. The sleigh then slowed up to allow the carriage to pass and at that moment a bomb was thrown beneath the cariage. Murderer Satisfied. '-"On-the arrest of the murderers, nei ther of whom Is known to the police, one of them coolly said: "I don't care. I have done my job." Czar Is Prostrated. f§fiSt. Petersburg, Feb. 17.— News of the assassination of the grand duke reached Tsarskoe-Selo while the impe rial family was entertaining Prince Frederick Leopold of Prussia. It ere ated the greatest consternation. The emperor is reported to be completely prostrated. All festivities in honor of the Prussian guest were abandoned. Duke Is Beheaded. "The force of the explosion broke all the windows of the law courts and the report was heard outside the city. The carriage was blown to pieces. The horses were not hurt. The duke was instantly killed. His head was blown off, actually separated from his body, which was frightfully mangled. His coachman was also killed. GRIPENBURG AT ST. PETERSBURG Tells of Clash With Kuropatkin And His Resulting Resignation. St. Petersbur, Feb. 17. The ar rival of General Gripenberg, former commander of the second Manchurian army, caused a considerable sensation In military circles. The general frankly avows that he relinquished his Spmmand after the recent attempt of the, Russians to flank Oyama because as he claims, Kuropatkin refused to send him help when victory was in Gripenberg's hands instead of order ing the latter to withdraw. Gripen .s berg will personally report on the sit uation to the emperor. ••v.w. Campaign Against Kuropatkin. It is too early to say what the re suit will be although it is evident that "f 3 ruropatkin's Jsnded enemies are pushing ^eir campaign against him. Kuro- atkin's friends claim that he only in to make a demonstration in force and that Gripenberg pressed the attack too far and became too much Involved. Witte May Resign. St. Petersburg, Feb. 17. M. Witte said to the Associated Press today that 4V. *47r ,/ 1/ v- ttumMi DUKE SERGICS,•"RUSSIA'S EVIL'' CEWOS," IS ASSASSINATED 'tffesV-' •,•!*. 1 I i- 'tv .STATE RESTS CASE. Attorneys for Charles Thomas Argue Motion for Dismissal. 1%? Des Moines, Feb. 17.—The state has rested its case against Charles Thomas on trial for the murder of Mabel Scofleld five years ago. The motion for dismissal will be argued today. The answer to the original petition, and this is the third amended answer, filed by the company, admits a num ber of the statements of the petition and alleges that the issuing of the bonds by the city to the company was not for the advantage of the com- New York, Feb. 17. The bitter flerht for control of the Equitable Life Assurance society reached a climax yesterday when James W. Alexander and James H. Hyde were re-elected president and first vice president re spectively of the society at the ad journed meeting of the directors. All the other officers whose terms had ex pired were re-elected. A resolution was adopted recom mending that policy hoMers be given the right to vote for directors and a cqmmittee, which includes President Alexander and Vice President Hyde, were appointed to carry out this step, which is practically the policy of mu tuallzation advocated by President Al exander. Result Called a Compromise. The results outlined were reached after a protracted session which was marked 'at times by considerable feel ing. Friends of "Vice President Hy^e were disposed to view the outcome ao a victory for their side, but in other quarters the result was regarded as a general compromise in which the con tending factions met half way. That Mr. Hyde had a majority.of the directors with him, however, was /.*s& am iifiii S* -X. Aw vv WAS FORMALLY CONSIDERED BY THE EMPEROR AND HIS MINIS TER AT A CONFERENCE HELD AT TSARSKOE-SELO YESTERDAL. NO PARTICULARS AF*E OBTAINABLE AS BEFORE THE DISCUSSION THE EMPEROR EXACTED FROM EACH ONE PRESENT A SOLEMN PROMISE NOT TO TIVULGE THE SLIGHTEST HINT OF WHAT he had not resigned though he was not anxious to remain in office. To Operate Against Railroad. St Petersburg, J"eb. 17. A Saehe tun, Mqpchuria dispatch says 11,000 Japanese troops and Chinese bandits are reported to be in southeast Man churia, forty-five miles northwest of Gunshu Pass, whence they Intend to operate against the railroad. A detach ment of Russian frontier guards en countered the Japanese February 14 and defeated them. Japanese Defeated. The detachment, however, while advancing were surrounded by two regiments of Japanese cavalry, four companies of Infantry and a large band of Chinese bandits, about fifteen miles northwest of Gunshu Pass and lost heavily. One gun was lost and nearly all the gun horses and a number of gunners were killed, r- APOLOGIZE FOR BRIBE CHARGES. Colorado Representatives Escape Pun ishment by Their Fellows. Denver, Feb. 17.—Representatives J. F. Melton and C. E. Street, demo crats, yesterday made complete re tractions in writing of their charges of bribery and intimidation against the legislature, and the committee's re commendation that this be accepted as "full, reparation of the misconduct Of lift) grotIemen'V ya« house. The committeee, however, was continued to hear any evidence that may be, offered. •ft CZAR CONSIDERS PEACE 1 Most Important Secret Conference Held at Tsarkoe Selo Palace. 8T. PETERSBURG, FEB. 17.-jTHE ASSOCIATED PRE8S LEARNS ON EXCEPTIONAL AUTHORITY THAT THE QUESTION OF PEACE LOSES MISSOURI COURT DECIDES *i AGAINST APOSTLE OF 1 OSTEOPATHY. St. Louis, Feb. 17. Division No. 1 of the supreme court decided yester day that osteopaths are neither physi cians nor surgeons under the laws of Missouri. The case decided was that of Goldle Granger for $10,000 damages against Dr. A. T. Still, head of the Kirksville school of osteopathy in which it was charged that the plaintiff had been maimed by osteopathic treat ment for a hip disease. The lower courts's decision in favor of the de fendant was reversed, the supreme court holding that osteopaths who treat diseases are liable under the law. ICE FLOE IMPRISONS SHIP. Steamer Pere Marquette No. 4 Fast on Lake Michigan With Thirty Aboard. Pentwater, Mich., Feb. 17. The steamer Pere Marquette No. 4, which left Ludtngton at 11 o'clock p. m. Monday for Milwaukee, Is imprisoned in a Lake Michigan ice'floa, five miles from shore northwest of here. Her crew of thirty men is provisioned for shore last evening to report that the vessel is in good »condltlon. pany alone, but also of the city that bard are the attorneys for the plain by allowing the railroad company to tiff. WOMEN WOULD ROUT GAMBLERS Begin Crusade in Braidwood Against Saloons and Resorts. Bloomington, Feb. 17.—The Fidelity club, composed of women of Braidwood has started a crusade In that city to drive out gambling and compel saloon men to remove slot machines from their places, close at 10:45 each even ing and keep the saloons shut all day Sunday. Rumors of bribery in the city council started the agitation. LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY SUES CITY FOR THOUSANDS From Friday's Dally. Fifty-seven counts are presented'in an amended answer and cross petition filed by the National Life Insurance company of Montpelier, Vt., as a rea son why that company should have judgment against the city of Ottumwa: for $35,000. This sum is the principal and interest on thirty-two $1,000 bonds issued by the city of Ottumwa to the Chicago Ft. Madison & Des Moines railroad company several years ago, and now held by the Vermont insurance company. purchase the land and by giving the money to the railroad company direct much was saved in securing title to the land that any representations, pretenses or promises made by the officers of the coibpany during the ne' gotiations leading up to the written contract with the city are of no avail and that the donation of the land was absolute and without any restrictions. JAMES H. HYDE RE-ELECTED AT EQUITABLE MEETING The company alleges that It is the holier of thirty-two of the thirty-five of these bonds, that with the interest there is now due about $35,000. The company asks that the petition of the plaintiff be denied and dismissed and that the company be given judgment against the city for $35,000 and the costs of the suit. Lane & Waterman, Fred A. Howland and Dillon & Hub- never in doubt. His election to the chairmanship of the executive and fi nancial committees was regarded as significant in this connection. "We have settled all differences and healed all wounds," said Mr. Hyde, af ter the meeting. "Every one of us, from my superior Mr. Alexander, down to the htimulest subordinate, is now pulling together. We arc in com plete accord." The solution of the society's troubles was largely due, it is understood, to the conciliatory methods employed by Senator Depew and Jacob H. Schlff. Contrary to report, Mr. Schlff had not arrayed himself on either side, and was among those who favored mutual ization. The. foimal statement of the meet ing, as prepared by Elihu Root, of counsel for the society, and given out by Vice President HjAie, "with the ap proval of President Alexander, and the board of directCrtsifesives the follow ing list of otber reflected officers: Gage E. Tarbell, second vice presi dent George T. Wilson, third vice president William H. McIntyTe, fourth vice president William Alex ander, secretary Thomas D. Jordan, controller S. D. Ripley, treasurer. SENATE YIELDS STRIKES OUT TARIFF AMEND MENT TO WHICH THE HOUSE r' OBJECTED. fr Disagreeing With the 8enate Amend ments to the Statehood Bill and Ask ing for a Conference. Washington, D. C., Feb. 17.— The senate today yielded to the house and reconsidered the vote by which the ag ricultural appropriation bill was passed and struck out the amendment affecting the tariff on wheat to which the house objected, and the bill was again passed. The house adopted a resolution from the committee on rules to dis agree with the senate amendments to the statehood bill and ask for a con ference. V^ Allison to Save Commission. The senate'will not attempt to abol ish the Isthmian canal commission or change its present status, if the in fluence of Senator Allison can prevent such action. The service of notice by Mr. Allison on the intetoceanlc canal committee that interference with the commission would not be tolerated was accepted as conclusive and the bill re ported today by Senator Kittredge, contains no provision for disturbing the commission. The bill is closely like the Mann bill, which was passed by the house today, with the exception that the Mann bill reduces the membership of the com mission to three, while the Kittredge bill leaves the commission unchanged. Parcels Post Treaty* Washington. D. C., Feb. 17, The parcels post treaty between this gov ernment andipreat Britain was signed today, effective April 1. Accept Willard Statue, At 3 o'clock this afternoon ceremon ies accepting the statue of Miss Frances E. Willard began in the sen ate. OIL j" S A E O O A N E -f-- The House Adopts a Resolution Today 1 i«ji Hospital Dedftated.^. ^Chicago, Feb. 17.-rTher..Frances E3. „.irinj[v dedicated here today impressive ceremonies. SIX DELAWARE LEGISLATORS BOLT J. EDWARD ='r ADDICKS. Dover, Del., Feb. 17. When the general assembly met in a joint ses sion today six union republicans broke away from J. Edward Addicks. The only ballot resulted as follows: Addicks, 15. S'aulsbury, 20. H. A. Dupont, 9. T. Coleman Dupont, 4. Richardson, 1. Layton, 1. .• Necessary to choice 26. This is the first break from Addicks since he became a candidate for sen ator in 1895. NEGRO SHOT BY MOB. Wretch Accused of Awful Crime" plicates Three Accomplices. Im- Smlthville, Tex., Feb. 17.—A negro charged with criminally as saulting Mrs. Powell Tiffany was captured late last night and shot to pieces by a mob. He made a confession Implicating three other negroes. BATTLESHIP AGROUND., Germany's Fighting Machine Woerth in D^pgerous Condition. Berlin, Feb. 17.—The German battle ship Woerth grounded in the fog yes terday off Kiel. All attempts to get her off have been fruitless. Dies While On Honeymoon. London, Feb. 17.—The mystery sur rounding the disappearance of Major Harry Payenham while on a honey moon at Folkestone, Kenut, last week was partially cleared up by the dis covery of his body on the seashore hear there today. E W E A E Iowa—Fair tonight and Saturday Not so much change in temperature. Illinois—Fair tonight and Saturday. Slightly colder tonight in the north portion.^, Local Weather Nine o'clock last night 28 above Seven o'clock this morning.. 18 above Two o'clock this afternoon.. 27 above WW OTTUMWA, WAPELLO COUNTY, IOWA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1905 NUMBER 13o FIGHT Klip HAS BEGUN BILL TO ERECT STATE REFINERY SIGNED BY GOVERNOR OF KANSAS. sip PEOPLE ARE ENTHUSED News That President Roosevelt Has Ordered a Strict Investigation of the Standard Oil Company Is Gladly Re ceived in Kaniaa. Topeka, Kans., Feb. 17. Governor Hoch today signed the bill for the erection and maintenance by the state of an oil refinery. The measure makes it possible for Kansas to begin in earnest her fight started in the state recently against the Standard Oil company. Action at Washington Causes Joy The people of Kansas are overjoyed by the interest taken in their side of the •fight by the President and other authorities at Washington. Thfe news that the President and congress had ordered Commissioner of Corporations Garfield to begin his Investigation of the Standard Oil company in Kansas, was received In Kansas oil towns with great enthusiasm. Standard Men Are Silent. New York, Feb. 17.—Neither John D. Rockefeller, who now is in Lake wood, N. J., nor other officials of the Standard 111 company, was last night prepared to discuss the action of con gress or the President looking to an investigation of the corporation's meth ods. H. H. Rogers said: I cannot see the propriety of a statement at this time, in view of the limited Information that has reached me: I am altogether unacquainted with the nature of the investigation that,has been set on foot." Is Not Afraid. Pittsburg, Feb. 17.—William J. Young, president of the Prairie Oil & Gas Company of Kansas, against which the oil investigation resolution in congress yesterday was directed, in an interview last night said the com pany would aid the investigators so as to end the controversy as quickly as possible. REV. M'DOWELL PRESIDENT. Bishop of Methodist Church Heads Ed ucational Association. Boston, Mass., Feb. 17. At the business session of the Religious Ed ucational association General Secre tary Clifford W. Barnes in his report declared that the association now had passed beyond the experimental stage and was on a firm footing. Bishop William F. McDowell of the Methodist Episcopal church, Chicago was elected president. New Hungarian Diet. Budapest, Feb. 17.—The newly elected diet met today under the pres idency of M. Madarasse. I# ELI BUGG, COLORED, HANGED AT MOUND CITY, ILL., FOR MURDER. Mound City, 111.. Feb. IV. Ell Bugg, colored, was hanged here today ^s an accessory to the murder of Chris La this, committed at a picnic. William Cross, -alleged to have instigated the murder, has never been captured. Cheyenne, Wyo., Feb. 17.—The di vorce trial of Colonel W. F. Cody against Mrs. Cody began here yester day with the taking of testimony for Cody. A sensation was sprung at the very outset when the first witness, Mrs. J. W. Boyer, wife of Colonel. Cody's ranch foreman at North Platte, !6 rhHv on three \ccasions gave her husband a drug called dragon's blood, which she placed in his coffee and liquor. The first dose was administered a few idays prior to the scout's leaving to join General Nelson A. Miles dur ing the latter's campaign against the a UXAtDM, and came near dying, and Mrs. Cody remarked she did not care if he did. Her object in administering the dragon's blood, as she jxi'd Mrs. Boyer, was to regain the colonel's love, which she had lost. The witness declared she also administered, other potions, in the hope of getting control of him, so that he would sign papers and deed over property to her. The second time she drugged him was on the occasion of a big ban quet in honor of Cody upon his re turn from Europe the first time, giv ing him the dragon's blood before and 1 i!'01 -m ft ft "K fei TRIAL tylARCH 6. HARVESTER COMBINED CLOSE iOTTCMWA OFFICE Nan Patterson Must Face Third Jury on That Date. 11 New York, Feb. 17. District Attorney Jerome today sent notl flcation to the counsel for Nan Patterson that the new trial of her case will be begun March 6, EQUAL TO A BORGIA POISONING OF HOCH'S WIFE WAS 1 WORK OF ONE SKILLED IN CRIME. Chicago, Feb. 17. Physicians and chemists who have been analyzing the stomach and liver of Mrs. Marie Wel ker-Hoch, the alleged victim of Johann Hoch, declared definitely today that the woman's death was due to arsen ical poisoning. Dr. Lewke, coroner's physician, said: "With the evidence of four analyses before us there is no dovibt left that Mrs. Welker died as the result of work which would have done credit to a Borgia." WILL HONOR KAISER. University of Pennsylvania Will, Honor Him With, Degree. Berlin, Feb. 17. Emperor William will accept the degree of doctor of laws from the university of Pennsyl vania. It will be conferred upon him in absentia February 22 at the same time tl.at it Is bestowed upon Presi dent Roosevelt. FEAR FLOOD IN MISSOURI. People Warned that Repetition of Dis aster Is Likely. Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 17.—The weather observer has issued a bulle tin declaring that there is grave dan ger of a repetition of the great flood of two years ago. The dynamiting of obstructions in the river with. a yie'ff to preventing it is already under way. BURNED TO DEATH. PAYS PENALTY GIVE DP HDNT Nar- One Woman Cremated, Others rowly Escape Death. New York, Feb. 17. One woman was burned to death and fifteen men and women narrowly escaped death in afire which damaged the Hotel Win ton at the corner of One Hundred' Tenth street and Park avenue todav. New York Politician dies Rochester, N. Y., Feb. 17.—Freder ick Cook, former secretary of state of New York, died here today. SEARCH FOR MAN LOST IN WES TERN MOUNTAINS IS ABAN ta-w DONED. Wallace, Idaho, Feb. 17.—All hope of finding Walter Salisberry, who is lost in Coeur d'Alene mountains has been abandoned. He is believed to be burled in snow drifts on the Idaho Montana divide. Sali8berry's family lives at Streator, 111. SENSATION IS SPRUNG IN THE COPY DIVORCE TRIAL after the banquet. The third time she attempted to give the drug Mrs. Boyer changed glasses and Mrs. Cody got the Colonel's beverage and was very sick. Threatens an Expose 70s. At that time he was deathly sick, occasion she spat in the face of her Another time she succeeded in giv- lng the same Mrs thou=ht the ColoneI would dle and Z.C°dy anything happened to him she would report the master to the authorities. Mrs. Cody was furious, &nd ordered Mrs. fioyer from the house, since which time they have been enemies. Mrs. Mrs. Boyer also testified that Mrs. tm .v Cody was a drunkard and of a very ,n quarrelsome nature, and that on one daughter. On cross examination wit ness admitted that Mrs. Cody also told her that she administered the dragon's blood as a love potion, to make the colonel love her the more, and that she did not give it to harm him. The drug she procured from a gypsy. Mrs. May Bradford, sister of Col onel Cody, told of the marriage of Arta Cody, daughter of Colenel Cody, In January, i904, of the in stitution of divorce proceedings by Cody a few dayfc after, and of the death of Arta in Spokane, Wash., a few weeks later. ««i Mf,| i1' E E I E S A W E E A. H. Lelmbrook, General \°¥i* LOCAL HEADQUARTERS INTERNATIONAL WILL DISCONTINUED* A HI WORK TO CENTRALIZE Southern Iowa District and lit Charge of Local Branch, Goes to Au« rora-—Other Employes to Davenpor^ and Des Moines. "4 c. S w* ?•_ From Friday's Daily. The local offices of the International Harvester company in this city are to be permanently discontiniflbd March 1. While it is Impossible to verify this information from the local office owing to the fact that A. H. Lelmbrook, gen eral agent and in charge of the local branch of the concern, could not be seen this afternoon, the report corneal upon reliable authority. While rumors to the effect that tha local branch of the big harvester con cern in Ottumwa was soon to be per* manently discontinued it was not un« til today through reliable Information from correspondents that the Courier was able to-announce the early re moval as a fact. Even' now owing ta the fact that access to Mr. Lelmbrook is denied it is impossible to give all the details of the transfer. Mr. Lelmbrook it is understood is to go to Aurora, 111., where he will have charge of a branch similar to the Ot tumwa branch, mother employes, in cluding office men and stenographers, repair men and traveling representa fives' are to be distributed to the of. flees of the combine in Des Moines. Employs Many Men. The Ottumwa branch is one "of "the''"'"" four branches of the state. The terri tory covered by the branch consists of the two southern tiers of the county making fourteen counties in all. The volume of business done has reached into many thousands of dollars. In the busiest season the local branch has had as high as seventy-five traveling men employed. Twenty-five or-thirty jnore have been employed In the branch as repair men an. in many offices, making the branch in many ways one of the most important ones of tfae city. ^Formerly Four Companies. Previous to the formation of the Harvester combine In November, 1903, four of the big harvester concerns maintained offices and branches In Ot tumwa. These were the McCormick, the Piano, the Deering and the Cham pion. Three of these offices were closed and the quarters occupied by the Champion on West Main street, became the location of the new con solidated offices. The other quarters were occupied as storage rooms for the various ma chines handled. The large storage rooms of the Champion company were fitted up to handle the repairs for. all the machines. It was on November 11 that A. H. Leinbrook arrived in the city and took charge of the local branch. Mr. Lein brook came to this city from St.Louls where he occupied a position of a sim ilar nature to the present one for the Ghamplon company. JOS'1*4*|" Statement by Leinbrook. "When seen late this afternoon Mr. Leinbrook stated that it was a fact that the office of general agent in Ot tumwa was to be abolished but the equipment of the International con cern in Ottumwa in the way of storage and repair rooms would be maintained under the supervision of J. F. Utley, general agent at Davenport. A few of the storage and repair men are to be retained but the office men and employes will practically all be transferred to other offices. The rea son given for the changes was the re duction of expenses to bo accom pllshed by placing the local branch un der the Davenport officials, thereby saving the salary of the general agent and the heavy office expenses. MANY CLERGYMEN TO COME. Episcopal Ministry, of Iowa Will Be Well Represented Here Supday. From Friday's Dally. Among those who are expected to attend the ordination service and the deanery meetings to be Tield Sunday and the days following in Trinity Epis copal church are the following: Bishop and Mrs.T. N. Morrison, of Davenport Rev. and Mrs. W. C. DeWitt, of Chi cago Rev. E. H. Rudd, of Ft. Madi son Rev. and Mrs. Eastman, of Mt. Pleasant Rev. F. W. Henry, of Chart, ton Rev. F. F. Beckerman, of Musca tine Rev. H. W. Perkins, of Burling ton Rev. W. P. James, of Marshall town Rev. and Mrs. R. G. Jones, of \. ashington Rev. E. W. Boone and mother, of Creston Rev. H. A. Wilson and mother, of What Cheer Rev. F. E. Drake, of Albia Rev. A. E. I. Boss, of Shenandoah Mrs. W. H. Howard, of Mt. Pleasant Mrs. Crocker, of Charlton Miss Suzanna H. Weare, of Sioux City Miss McCormick, of Char iton. The visitors will be entertained at the' homes of the parishioners of Trin ity church. W 9 alii vfi?