LEADER OF WAR PARTY IS
TIM OF NIHILIST BOMB
AS HATED BY THE
\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.
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
"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
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
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. -.
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.
'-"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
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
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
Witte May Resign.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 17. M. Witte
said to the Associated Press today that
EVIL'' CEWOS," IS ASSASSINATED
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
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
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
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.
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
"full, reparation of the misconduct
house. The committeee, however, was
continued to hear any evidence that
may be, offered.
CZAR CONSIDERS PEACE
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
MISSOURI COURT DECIDES
AGAINST APOSTLE OF
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
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
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
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.
STRIKES OUT TARIFF AMEND
MENT TO WHICH THE HOUSE
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
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
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 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
S A E O O A N E
The House Adopts a Resolution Today
i«ji Hospital Dedftated.^.
^Chicago, Feb. 17.-rTher..Frances E3. „.irinj[v
dedicated here today impressive
SIX DELAWARE LEGISLATORS
BOLT J. EDWARD
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:
H. A. Dupont, 9.
T. Coleman Dupont,
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.
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
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
Nine o'clock last night 28 above
Seven o'clock this morning.. 18 above
Two o'clock this afternoon.. 27 above
OTTUMWA, WAPELLO COUNTY, IOWA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1905 NUMBER 13o
BILL TO ERECT STATE REFINERY
SIGNED BY GOVERNOR OF
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
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
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
REV. M'DOWELL PRESIDENT.
Bishop of Methodist Church Heads Ed
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
New Hungarian Diet.
Budapest, Feb. 17.—The newly
elected diet met today under the pres
idency of M. Madarasse.
ELI BUGG, COLORED, HANGED AT
MOUND CITY, ILL.,
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,
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
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
ft ft "K
TRIAL tylARCH 6.
CLOSE iOTTCMWA OFFICE
Nan Patterson Must Face Third Jury
on That Date.
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,
POISONING OF HOCH'S WIFE WAS
WORK OF ONE SKILLED IN
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
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
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
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
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
Mrs. Boyer also testified that Mrs.
tm .v Cody was a drunkard and of a very
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'
I E S
A W E E
A. H. Lelmbrook, General
Southern Iowa District and lit
Charge of Local Branch, Goes to Au«
rora-—Other Employes to Davenpor^
and Des Moines.
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
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
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
The visitors will be entertained at
the' homes of the parishioners of Trin
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