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FREES BEILISS Cosacks Needed to Quell Riots—Trial Has Caused Sensation in All Civilized Countries. KIEF, Russia, Nov. 12.—Mendel Beiliss was acquitted by the jury here today of the charge of murder, pre ferred against him by the police, who asserted that he had murdered 13 yearfold Andrew Yushlnsky in or der to secure *he blood of the lad to use in an alleged Jewish ritual. The announcement of the verdict caused a number of riots and it was necessary to maintain 2,000 Cosacks in the Jewish quarters to protect them from the vengeance of the mobs. The Russian populace were strongly in favor of hanging Beiliss, as they believed the stories told by ihe police about the socalled riUtal of the Jews. Many students were hurt in the clashes with the police and the Cos acks, who used the butt ends of their guns and the flat sides of their sa bers to drive the mob away. Many were trampled by the Cosacks, who rode rough shod over the students. The trial has caused a sensation in all parts of Russia and has been the only theme of conversation for the past three weeks. The opposition to the government has used it to great advantage to harass the administra tion. The opposition press have utilized the trial to the utmost from a politi ical standpoint. The Ryech goes so far as to declare that the country is once more aroused from its state of acquiescent lethargy, and that Russia is again passing through a period preceding an open revolution ary movement, as In 1904-5. Confis cation of issues, fines, and other pen alties are imposed in showers every day, owing to this attitude of the opposition press.” * A dispatch from Odessa says that the governor of the city has found it absolutely necessary sternly to pro hibit the Black Hundred, otherwise known as the Union of the Russian People, from holoing further anti Semitic meetings and demonstrations. Increasing anxiety is felt among the Jews of South Russia. FAKIRS REAPED RICH HARVEST Clairvoyants Secured More Than $100,000 From Widows Who Would Talk to Spirits. CHICAGO, Nov. 12.—At the trial of the clairvoyant swindlers Mrs. ltapp testified that she had paid $12, OOO to talk to her dear dead husband and that the husband always asked her to come back and talk to him again, the dtairvyoant always in sisting upon a large payment because of the "terrible fatigue” undergone by being in a trance and acting as the "medium.” When the money was all gone, said Mrs. Rapp, the "me dium” refused to work and she could ^ no longer talk to her husband. The prosecution claim they will prove that the band of clairvoyants reaped a harvest from the widows, who wished to talk to departed hus bands and that more than $100,000 was paid them by seven* different widows. The mediums always advised the women to come back when they rep resented the husbands and the lone ly old women fell for the trap and returned each time with more money. The court rooms are crowded by those interested and the curious ones jittending the trials. Adler is closing out business and will leave jh thirty days. MANY VESSELS WRECKED ON GREAT LAKES; SEVENTY BODIES ARE FOUND NEAR HURON I \ | \ | Passengers on North Queen Are Rescued by Lifesavers—Light Ship is Wrecked and Crew of Six Drowned-Loss is^ Estimated at Many Millions-Five | Freeze to Death at Cleveland-Much Damage at Chicago. i k I CHICAGO, Nov. 12.—Reports from | many lake cities and towns tell of ! terrible loss of life and destruction | of property by (he recent storm, j Wires are down in many places and | it is feared that when full reports are received the loss of life will be appalling. The blizzard swept across the lakes and all vessels caught in the storm were driven on the beach es or foundered with all on board. In this city the suffering was in tense and all organized charitable . societies, lead by the American Vol unteers and the Salvation Army, have been relieving the distress as far as they can. Church buildings have been opened for the homeless and the buildings are kept warm, while all the station houses have been havens of refuge to those without funds. Seventy Bodies Found On Beach. PORT HURON, Mich., Nov. 12.— The damage caused uy the storm of the past few days is estimated at several millions of dollars. The shores of Lake Huron, near here, are strewn with wreckage and the bodies of those drowned. The lifesaving crews report wreckage from six dif ferent vessels and a total of seventy bodies have been washed ashore by the force of wind and wave. The boats which were driven ashore near here are all large vessels used in the freight and passenger busi ness from Lake Michigan. The loss of life will run into the hundreds, as it is believed only a part of the bod es have been washed ashore. Loss Two Million At Cleveland. CLEVELAND, Ohio. Nov. 12.—The storm of yesterday caused the death of live people, who were frozen to death, the loss of property estimated as being W'orth $2,000,000, and the wrecking of a. number of vessels along the lake front. Two feet of snow fell here and traffic in the city by the street car lines is at a standstill. Not a car has .been run today, although the com panies are making every effort to clear the tracks, while the railroads iave been blocked for two days, not 'a passenger train has entered or left .the city, while nothing has been heard from the work trains dispatched yes terday to clear the 1‘nes. It is be- j lieved they are stalled in the drifts. , ; All the public schools are closed, j>as the children cannot reach the i buildings from their homes and the 5Salvation Army is busy giving Pro Visions to the poor and providing coal for families who are without fuel and suffering from the intense cold. Lightship Wrecked At Buffalo. BUFFALO, N. Y„ Nov. 12.—The storm which swept the Great Lakes on Monday and Tuesday caused the ’government lightship to break from , her moorings near this city and the | vessel was driven on the rocks she | was stationed to warn mariners of. | All of the crew or six were lost. Life saving crews were unable to reach the vessel, the boats being thrown back on the beach as fast 'as launched, while the efforts of one of the tug boat captains to reach the wreck with his boat were futile. The lightship was battered to pieces in a few hours. • Big Passenger Ship Lost. CALUMET, Nov. 12.—The big pas went ashore on Manitou island yes terday is a total wreck but the life saving crews finally succeeded in reaching the wreck with a life line and brought the passengers and crew ashore in the life buoys. Re peated efforts to reach the ship by the three life-saving crews were in vain until a lull in the storm allow ed one of the boats to reach the ship and take off a few of the passengers, besides placing the life line on the ship after which the cable for the buoy was hauled aboard, placed on the one remaining mast and the bal ance of the passengers and crew brought to the island, __ RUN ON BANKS ! IN MEXICO CITY! ! I Police Are Unable to Stay Panic— Foreign Banks Ask and Re ceive Aid. MEXICO CITY, Nov. 12.—The an nouncement made by President Hu erta a few days ago that the govern- ■ ment would tax all bank deposits iif teen per cent caused a run on the . banks yesterday, which has contin- i tied today and has resulted in the failure of a number of banks and the rumored closing of a number more. The foreign banks- are still safe but j they have appealed to European : bankers for aid, which it is announc- 1 ed has been given. In an effort to stay the run on the banks the police made a number of arrests of those who had succeeded in withdrawing their money but the populace were so enraged that the men and women were liberated. Funds of the foreigners have been withdrawn from the banks and placed with the consuls for safe keeping. LONDON, Nov. 12.—-The govern I ment has been notified of the serious i conditions in Mexico City and the ; run upon all banks, including the for ! eign banks. It is stated that enough ; funds have been telegraphed to the [English bankers to tide them over ' for the present and that exchange on j London is given depositors when they , withdraw the money. The exchange 1 is said to be at a premium. i _ ATTEMPTS TO POISON HIS ENTIRE FAMILY 1 SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12.—The wholesale poisoning of an entire fam j ily of six children, the mother and ‘ two relatives, was attempted* last j night by Carmello Rizzo, an insane I candymaiier* Rizzo placed poison in the soup and wine which was par ' taken of by the nine persons. It was the strange taste of the food that warned the elder members of the ' „amily that something was amiss amt ' the police were sent for. The officers arrived in time to prevent Rizzo front braining his wife with a ham mer. Prompt action of doctors who pumped the stomachs of the family prevented serious effects front the poison, i INCOMES EXEMPT UP TO $7,WO j Husband and Wife Can Have an Income of $7,000.00 and Pay No Income Tax. WASHINGTON, Nov. 12.—Under a ruling of, the attorney general it is j held that all ’ncornes ot husband and . wife are exempt up to $7,000. The ruling it is estimated will cut the , income under this tax by $100,000,- j 000. The ruling of the attorney general 1 has caused much worry to the Demo- j cratic leaders, who fear that the loss j in income to the government will ! greatly cripple the Treasury depart- j ment, as it was expected that the loss 1 in tariff revenues would be more than ! offset by the income tax, which was I estimated fo give a yearly return of $300,000,000. PROTESTS BEAD AGAINST PAGE j Senate Hears German and Irish So- ! j cieties, Which Take Exception l to His Remarks. WASHINGTON, Nov. 12.—The pro test of the German and Irish labor so cieties against the continuation in office of Ambassador Page, who rep resents the United States government at the Court of St. James, and who, shortly after being appointed to his present office, and on the eve of his deiihrture "fcor ^England? in a public speech, said that “the American and i English people ruled the world,’' was 1 read today in the Senate, i The Irish and Germans take excep ! tion to the statement and claim that I they do a little of the ruling them j selves. They are dissatisfied with ! the blunt statement of the ambassa j dor and wish hint deposed. — j Mrs. Grace Plum has taken a posi j tion at the Orpheum Theatre. WANT RELIEF FOR - NOME SUFFERERS Governor Strong Requests Senator Chamberlain to Introduce Bill for $25,000.00. WASHINGTON, Nov. 12.—Senator Chamberlain, at the request of Gov ernor Strong of Alaska, has intro- j ducfd a bill in the Senate providing j for an appropriation of $25,000.00 for I the relief of the people of Nome, who j suffered the loss of all their property when the storm and surf swept the | greater part of the town into the ! oeean. j Congressman Johnson, of Washing- ] ton, has promised to introduce the 1 bill in the lower House and will fight j to get it passed. Chairman Fitzgerald, , who, as head of the Appropriations : committee, blocked the bill previous ly introduced by Johnson. RAILROADS GET j ANOTHER BLOW Supreme Court Upholds the Consti tutionality of the Sixteen-hour Legislation. WASHINGTON. Nov. 12.—The Su preme Court today handed down a decision in the appeal of the rail road companies to the highest tribun al of the land against the interpreta tion of the law which forbids the em ployment of men for more than six teen consecutive hours a day in the operation of the railroads. Public policy requires that the men | employed on the railroads shall not j be overworked, because the lives of ; the traveling public are thereby jeo pardized, says the court, and the law is- in the interest of the public good.; l -— The ladies of the Congregational I Aid Society will meet this week at; the home of Mrs McGilvyay Thurs day afternoon at 2:30. All ladies : are cordially invited. IS NOT GUILTY Witness States Mary Phagan Not Kill ed by Leo Frank, Who is Sen tenced to Hang. ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 12.— The ar rival in Atlanta today of a man from Birmingham, who declares he was a witness of the murder of Mary Pha gan and who alleges that Leo M. Frank was not the guilty man, stirred the city as had no other development in tne case since the conviction of the pencil factory superintendent of the crime. The girl was killed to hide the fact that she was soon to become a moth er and she was employed in the fac tory by Frank. She was only fifteen years old. The newcomer gave his name its I. W. Fisher. He said he formerly lived in Atlanta, but after the crime was offered money to leave and finally, as the result of threats, did so. Before coming here he went to Chief of Po lice Bodeker, of Birmingham, and told him his story. According to Bodeker the man accused a well known merchant of Atlanta of the crime and said he was confessing be cause conscience-stricken; he had not done so before because he had not believed Frank would be convicted. The man reached Atlanta early this morning and managed to reach the office of Luther Rosser, attorney for the defence. The Frank petition for a new trial will be heard next Wed nesday. MORE THAN 100 KILLED WHEN TRAIN BLOWS UP MEXICO CITY, Nov. 12.—Only eight persons survived when a troop train was dynamited by rebels yes terday at the railway station of Lufu, between Saltillo ant}'* Vanegas, Coa huila. More than 100 federal sol diers, including three officers, ware killed. All the survivors were injur ed. Masonic Notice. Special communication of Valdez Lodge. No. *68. F. and A. M., tonig'.I at 8 o’clock nt Masonic Temple. Vis itors welcome. C. C. REYNOLDS, Sec’y. Fred* fisli nt the Valdez Cine. tf NOVELS CAUSE International Purity Congress Re ceives Report of Causes for Fall From Grace. MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 12.—The vice committee of the International Purity Congress reported today to the con gress that after a careful study of the conditions of vice in all lands and the causes to which, as far as they have been able to trace, can be laid the blame for the going wrong of the many women of the underworld, who are recruited from the best families and the poorest alike, can be laid mostly to the reading of cheap and immoral novels, which excite the de sire for tasting of the forbidedn fruits of life and eventually lead to the downfall of the girls. Many French novels, the reading of “Three Weeks” and books of that class, besides the thousands of books to which the mails are closed, but which, in some unaccountable man ner, are handed from girl to girl or from boy to boy, start them on a course in life which can lead to but one end for the women—the houses of ill repute. The work of Anthony Comstock, the leader of the suppression of ob scene books and pictures, was high ly commended by the committee and its extension was advocated. Judge Ren Lindsay, of Denver, who was a candidate for the vice-presi dency of the congress, was defeated by a close vote. GATES’ ESTATE IS $2,600,000!00 NEW YORK, Nov. 12.—Under the will of Charles Gates, who died re cently while on a hunting trip in Wyoming, his wife, a bride of a year, and his mother, receive two million dollars and bequests of $600,000 are made to relatives and friends. MEAT PACKER LEFT TWENTY MILLIONS CHICAGO, Nov. 12. The estate of Edward Morris, who died a few days ago, has been appraised at $20,006, 000. His holdings are mostly in pack ing concerns all over the states. IIMSPUI IFTHE 6.1P. Republican and Progressive Leaders Propose Justice Hughes as the Next Nominee. WASHINGTON, Nov. 12.—The lead ers of the Republican party and those who have affiliated themselves with ,.ie Bull Moosers,. who are now in the capital, met yesterday and it is proposed that Supreme Court Jus tice Hughes, formerly governor of New York, shall be boomed for the presidency, while either Senator Cum mins or Senator Borah shall be nam ed as vice-president. The Regressive leaders are in clined to accept the suggestion, as Justice Hughes as governor made a most enviable record, while both the other suggested nominees for vice president have been active workers in the Progress ve ranks working for the reforms urged in the platforms of the party. Owing to the poor showing of the Bull Moosers at the last election it Is now almost certain that the 'wo fac tions will be consolidated by the next presidential election. South African Gold Arrives At London LONDON, Nov. 12.—Nearly $6, 1100,000 South African gold was offer ed in the open market here today. America took $2,500,000 at 7s 9d per ounce.