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YTOL. XLI NO. 138.
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Imperial Forces in Vicinity of the
City Are Driven Toward
Chi Jar Wan.. ... .
MORE GUARDS I OB LEGATIONS
Ministers in Peking Decide that
Hore Men Are Needed.
AMERICAN TROOPS ARE READY
Force at Manila Can Be Embarked
at Moment's Notice. '
PIRACY ON THE WEST RIVER
Number of Vrmli Looted and
omo of Their Officers and Pas
se ners Killed Steamer
SAN FRANCI8CO, Nov. 14. Fighting
-which baa raced for tbe last two days
la tbe vicinity of Hankow culminated In
a victory for the rebel forces, according
to a dispatch from Shanghai today to tbe
Chinese Fr Press. U says that the Im
perial force have rfc..ated to Chi Jar
"Wan, an outpost a short distance north of
' Will Increase Legation Guard.
PEKING, Nov,J4. Ministers representing-
the foreign powers here today decided
that it would be advisable to increase
the legation guards.
An edict Just published orders Sheng
Tung, the new governor of the province
ef Bfcen-SI. to proceed to hie post imme
diately to suppress outlaws ana protect
Plracv on the west river is so rampant
that the British steamboat companies of
Hong Kong have been obliged to suspend
service. Several steamers have been
looted and some of the officers and pas
rengers killed, , '
Two British ' torpedo boat destroyers
have left Hong Kong to patrol the' west
American Troops Ready.
k - WASHINGTON, Nov. 84. Although the
V army Is ready to embark troops at Ma
i ulla on the transport Sherman at a mo
f " Vnent's notice for China, it was said to-
, day that nothing would be done further
until word came from Minister Calhoun
. at Peking that American troops were
4 . needed.
Rebels Shoot Deserters.
, . VICTORIA, B. C, Nov 24. Stories of
eye-witnesses who saw the engagement
new Hankow received .by .the Kamakura
I Maru'iast night say that the revolutlon
' arles fought with great courage. They
lost a battery of artillery after a dei-
, iterate fight. Major Vo, who was In ton.
I iind, attempted to desert to the govern
ment trooDS when a runner stepped for-
ward and shot him at the request of
General Ho, whoe leg was phot away
I and who was being borne off the field. ' .
YOUNG HUBBARD TAKEN
FROM PROVIDENCE HOSPITAL
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
TOismvOTON. Nov. 24. (Special Tele
gram.) Elbert If. Hubbard, Jr., son of
Representative Hubbard of Sioux City,
who has been ill with diphtheria and a
..ii.t) at Prnvidence hosiittal. has so far
recovered that he was discharged from
'the hospital yesterday and taken in
charge by Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard, who
Vonteneil to Washington when first ap
nrised of their son s illness. The attack
nnmnar&tlvelv slla-ht. though for lev
eral days much apprehension was felt by
the physicians attending young Hubbard.
Representative Charles H. Burke of
Ttrre. fc. D.. arrived in Washington last
night and has taken his former rooms at
the Dewey. Mr. Burke comes to the
annual little ahead of the assembling
of congress in order to attend a meeting
of the committee on Indian arcairs, or
which he is senior republican .member
TWELVE SLIGHTLY HURT IN
WRECK AT BAILEYVILLE, KAN.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo.. Nov. 24. When east-
bound and westbound motor cars on the
St. Joseph & Grand Island railway col
llded at Balleyvllle, Kan., forty miles
west of here,, today, twelve passengers
were slightly injured and Conductor J
C. Cooper was probably fatally hurt.
Cooper lives at Hiawatha, Kan.
The accident was due to a mistake in
. The Weather
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V. E. D. Stokes Says
Ho Refused Demand
of Girl for Money
NEW TORK, Nov. 24.-Lllllan Graham,
the show girl, .burst Into tears today,
when W. E. D. Slokre declared on the
stand that he had refused to give her 1500
because he had married "and the inci
dent might be misrepresented."
MIks Ethel Conrad, who was with her
In the defendants' seat, comforted her.
Stokes testified that he met the
Graham girl in 1906. He had entertained
her at his country place at Lexington,
Ky., and she had lived at the Ansonla
hotel here. He gave her money on sev
eral occasions and finally gave her money
to go to Paris, he said. When he saw
her In May last, he said, she was seek
ing a position on the stage and wanted
'I told her I would not give her a
penny,'.' he. testified. "I Impressed on her
the fact that I was married and that
the Incident might be misunderstood. I
also told her It would be a bad practice."
Lillian threatened to kill herself later,
he said, and once he had knocked a bottle
of poison from her hand.
Two Months in Jail
LONDON, Nov. 24. Lady Constance
Lytton and Lady -Sybil Smith, both lead
ers in the suffragette movement, were
today sentenced respectively to a fort
night and a week in Jail for smashing
Mrs. Mary Leigh, who had been seven
times previously convicted and whom the
police described as the "most trouble
some suffragette," was sentenced to two
months in Jail. If she is again , con
victed probably she will be sentenced to
The remaining 130. cases went over to
Death Struggles of ..
' Colonel Swope
KANSAS. CITY, Nov. 24. The death
scene In the bedroom of Colonel Swope,
the convulsions of the philanthropist and
the circumstances of the fatal day were
detailed vividly today in the trial of Dr.
B. C. Hyde by Miss Pearl Kellar, tbe
She told of the capsule containing cy
anide and strychnine. ' "
The- fctate won a point when Miss- Kel
lar. was allowed to tell of the Illness and
death of Moss Hunton. Hunton waa
named at executor in 8 worm's will. The
nurse told how Dr. Hyde within fifteen
minutes After HupUw dAs k4' e U
use bar in floe rice to have him appointed
as iiw executor.
May Pardon Morse
Because of Illness
t. , ,
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24.'-If there is" no
legal objection C. W. Morse, the New
Tork banker, now in the Atlanta peniten
tiary, will be removed from that Institu
tion within a few days to a point near
Atlanta and placed under observation by
physicians to determine whether or not
his physical condition Is such that he
should be granted a pardon by President
ATLANTA, Nov. 24. Friends here of
Mr. Morse said today the disease be Is
suffering from is Incurable. However, it
is believed, his life will be Indefinitely
prolonged If he Is removed from prison.
Little Girl Saves
Train from Wreck
PURCELL, Okl., Nov. 24.-Eva Hall, a
10-year-old girl, saved a passenger train
on tbe Oklahoma Central railroad from
going into a ditch three miles east of
here yesterday. She was on the way
from school when she discovered that a
bridge over a deep gulch has been burned
out. It was only a few minutes until th
passeoger train would be along, for she
always met it half a mile further down
the road. She dragged some pieces of
ties which had not been burned and stood
upon them and flagged the train. The
passengers made up a purse of flOO and
gave It to the girl.
Levin. Says He Paid
. For "Protection"
CHICAGO, Nov. 24. Lewis Levin, a
witness before the civil service commis
sion, which Is investigating conditions In
the police department, today testfled he
iiad paid S4U) for alleged police protec
tion on the west side. Levin said the
money waa paid to a man called "Louie"
In the saloon of Barney Grogiin, said by
FLevln to Lave been a leader In the west
side under world.
TWO TOBACCO COMPANIES
, FILE ARTICLES IN TRENTON
TRENTON, N. J., Nov. 24. As a part
of the plan of the dissolution of the so
called Tobacco tru.U. articles were filed
with the secretary of state today for the
incorporation of the 1. Lorulard com
pany, capital $--fi,4S3,auO, and for the Lig
gett It Myers Tobacco company, capital.
Culled from the Wire.
After being delayed two days by wind
Aviator Kobcrt KoU.r todsy resumed tin
flight from Abilene, Tex., to New York
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TWO INTAR CASE
Schmidt and Clark Found Guilty of
Assault and Battery, While
Simmi is Freed.
F0UB OTHERS GET YEAR EACH
Judge Passes Sentence on Me a Who
Confessed to Charge.
VERDICT C0MIS AS SURPRISE!
Girl Leaves Town, Thinking Convio-'
JUROR TELLS OF DISCUSSION
Arqatttal of Slmma Dae to Fact that
Onlr Uncorroborated Testimony
of Anderson Was GlTea
LINCOLN CENTER, Kan., Nov. 24.
Two defendants In the "tar party" case,
John Schmidt and Shnrrlll Clark, late to
day were found guilty of assault and
battery by a Jury In Judge Orover's
court. A. N. Slinms, the third defendant,
waa acquitted. Sentence on the two men
was deferred to permit attorneys to argue
a motion for a new trial.
Earlier in the day sentences of one year
each in the county Jail, the extreme pen
alty In Kansas for the offense charged,
waa passed on Everett G. Clark, Jay Fits
water, Watson Scranton and Edward
Rlcord, confessed assailants of Mary
Chamberlain. These defendants were ac
cused of the same crime as the other
In addition to the sentences the. court
ruled that the men must pay the costs
of the prosecution. An effort was made
by attorneys, for Fltswater and Clark to
have the court entertain a motion to
grant an appeal to the supreme court
on the' ground that the sentence was ex
cessive. This motion was not passed on
Rlcord already was In Jail, having been
surrendered by tis Ikoudsmen seventy
seven days ago Til Xurt (old the. three
other men they mllU bave a short time
in which to straighten up their, business
affairs. iFtswater says he wU Igo to Jail
next week. Clark's business Interests
may make. it necessary for him to be
free for a month or more,
Scranton said he would be ready for
Jail in a few hour and he would not
appeal his case..
Both the convicted and sentenced men
took their fates calmly.
Few Spectators In Coart.
Only a few spectators were in the court
at any time today. This wns due to the
dual reasqn that . It was rot generally
known, the convicted men were to be sen
fenced, 'and also, because the Jury was
failed to bring In a reraiot as midnight,
practically every one had decided the
dellberators were In a hopeless tangle of
arguments from which, they could . not
Just before the noon hour the sleepless
Jurors lent word they wanted to see the
Judge. Led by Myron Green, the Jury
filed Into the court room. "Uncle Myron,"
as he Is called,' advanced to the Judge's
bench, raised his' left hand, thumb ex
tended upward by way of salutation, a
custom of twenty-five years with him in
the court of Lincoln county, and then re
tired. Everybody settled down to hear
"Tour honor," announced the foreman.
'we wish to hear certain parts of the
testimony o Mr. Slmms read again."
Hopes fell rapidly with that statement.
It was generally whispered among the
attorneys that Slmms had made the worst
showing of any of the witnesses. So, de
cided the lawyers. If they were' tied up
on his case, it was to be a long-drawn-out
The testimony hesrd. Judge Grover sent
for the four men who had confessed and
sentenced them, preparatory to putting
the court In order for adjournment. The
punishments were soon announced. '
Juryman Talks of Case.
O. P. Sanders, one of the Jurymen, to
night told how the Jurors arrived at the
There was so much testimony to con
sider," he said, "that it took us a long
lime to go over the ground."
Not a single ballot waa taken until
after noon today, when the Jury had been
out more than twenty-four hours.
"We septn less time on the case o!
Sherrlli Clark, perhaps, than any other,
although It was gone Into in detail.
Then we spent much time on the case
of John Schmidt. The principal thing
that caused his conviction was his act
In shouting to a neighbor 'to come along'
with the crowd that was going out to
see the tarring. That made I appear tbat
he was taking an unusual Interest in the
"The acquittal of Pirns does not seem
so peculiar when It Is considered that
only the uncorroborated- tentimony of
Chester Anderson was given against him.
The court Instructed us that a convic
tion should not be taxed upon such tentl-
(Continued on Second Page.)
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From the Sacramento live.
MARQUIS KOMURA IS DEAD
Japanese Diplomat and Statesman
Passes Away in Tokio.
?E03HNENT IN FOBEIGN AFFAIRS
Ha Rrsts Japa la Nes;olat-
Ink trf jT Porlimatts "
lav Several Other Im
TOKIO, Nov. 24.Mnrquli Jutaro ICo
raura, ex-minister of foreign affairs nd
privy councillor, died this moriilng.
Marquis , Komura, ex-minister of for
eign affairs and former ambassador to
Great Britain, was born in 1865. After
graduating from the. Imperial university
he was sent to Harvard as one of the
first batch of students to be educated
at the expense , of the -government. In
US4 he was appointed secretary to the
Foreign office and shortly afterward was
promoted to be director of the transla
tion bureau. Till the eve of the outbreak
of the China-Japanese war in 1894 he
was charge d'affaires at Peking.
In June, l&tf, he assumed the post of
vice minister of foreign affairs, and in
1&98 be was transferred to Washington as
Japanese minister. In 1900 he was sent
to fit. Petersburg in a similar capacity.
and later, represented Japan at the In
ternational conferonce following the
Boxer trouble at Feklng.
In 1901 he accepted the foreign port
folia in the Katsura cabinet and was
closely concerned In the conclusion of
the first Anglo-Japan agreement,
which was followed by the negotiations
with Russia, which culminated in the
His name will also be remembered as
Japan's chief plenipotentiary at the
Portsmouth peace conference for his part
In negotiating a second Anglo-Japanese
treaty with the China-Japanese negotia
tions, which were a corollary of the
Portsmouth treaty of peace. He was
created a count in 190$ and was mads a
marquis in April of this year.
in Packers' Case
CHICAGO. Nov. 24.-Judge Carpenter
made a compromise ruling today on the
appeal of nine Chicago packers fur a
delay in their trials scweduled for Mon-
dsy. He ruled the trial should open for
tne- examination or jurors, but that no
witnesses should be examined until the
supreme court had ruled on the constitu
tionality of the criminal section of- the
Sherman law. ,
In the New Jury Room
T THE '. 'U A
Bryan Praises Skill '
and Discipline of
Crew of Ocean Liner
NASSAU, New Providence, Nov. 24.
The pasnengers from the stranded
steamer Prlns Joachim were transferred
from the steamer Seguranca to the Vigll
ancla twenty miles from Nassau.
V. J. Bryan, In an Interview, said:
"No Incident occurred during the trans
fer of the passengors from the Prlns
Joachim to the Seguranca. Everything
was orderly. The weather was calm and
there was no nervousness anywhere."
Mr. Bryan said the rnerirv. skill ami
discipline of the crew were perfect.
Mr. Bryan made a speech during a din
ner on board the Heguranca.
The Vlgllancla, with passengers all well,
left at S p. m. on Thursday for Jamaica.
CHICAGO, Nov. 21. James 8. Temple-
ton, whose attacks on the grain inspec
tion methods of Illinois have raised a
storm on the Chicago Hoard of Trade,
made a formal demand today that Sam
uel II. Smith, first assistant Inspector, re-
Hlcn. The demand was based on an affi
davit by p. II. Stuhr of Davenport, la.,
alleging tliat' Smith had changed the
grade of 100,000 bushels of oats.
Mr. Smith vehemently denies ths
Kills Her Husband
to Save His Soul
NEW YORK. Nov. 24.-In a whisper
that the jury could nut hear Mia Fran
ces O'haughnessy admitted on the wit
ness stand that she had shot 'and killed
her hubband, Oeorge, on the morning of
May 8, "to save bis soul," when she
learned that another woman had re
placed her In his affections.
A day or two before the shooting, she
aid, her husband had told hsr that !
Intended taking her to lCngland, abandon
ing her there and returning to America,
to that he uould be near tbe other woman.
SECRET SERVICE MAN
ADMITS TAKING BRIBE
HARTFORD, Conn.. Nov. 2i.-Charged
before a police court here with blackmail
PitU.Ble Plgniulo, a V lilted States secret
service agent, wus today held for the
criminal court in $a,OK bonds. It Is al
li-ged tflat he accepud 4'i0 "protuctlon
money" from "I'atsy" Fuaco, a resort
keeper here, In connection with the "wh te
lave" prosecution of Lena Cohen In New
York. Kunco admitted he had trafficked
In young gtrla and said that the traffic
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MM I I M A X
till is being carried on.
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MRS. PATTERSON ON STAND
Woman Aooused of Murder of Hat
, band Says Ee Abused Her. -
MANY DEMANDS F0& KOSXY
Ma eh f taa .Taatlsaaas- Sa K rtt
r to Print rasne ef a Cnleaft
I MUMoaalr br6aghl la '
DENVER, Nov. 24.-Much of ths ts
tlmony of Mrs. Gertrude Gibson Patter.
son, who today resumed the witness stand
n her own defense waa unfit for publica
Taking up the subject of Patterson's
Illness It is said he was nearly dead from
tuberculosis when hs was killed Mrs.
Patterson said she had nursed him until
physician ordered her to take a rest.
She continued to visit him. however, and
one day, she testified, he exclaimed: "If
you don't come back and nurse me, I'm
going to sue that "
He patted his pillow," said the wit
ness, and said, I have the thing here
that will fix you.' "
From the hospital, where this scene is
alleged to have transpired,' Patterson
was taken to a sanitarium where he
lived In a house tent.; For a time he de
clined to see his wife, but once she said
she woo admitted.
He drew a rasor," related Mrs. Pat
tersoin, and said, " 'I'll kill you as sure as
la July, 1910, witness said she filed suit
in Chicago for divorce and wtnt to live
with her parents In Sandoval, la.
"My husband kept after me for money,
saying he wanted to go west for his
health," narrated Mrs. Patterson. "When
1 told blin I had none he said, 'get it from
tbat fat our.'
Tins was a reference to the Chicago
millionaire whose name has been brought
Into the caao. Mrs. Patterson says she
refused this request and her husband
beat her. Later she said that she wrote
to Kmil Strouns of Chicago, and he sent
her M0, with which she and hur huaband
ctune to Denver.
While they were still living in Chicago,
witness declares (hat Patterson by threats
compelled tier to sell an electrlo runabout
for which she secured tUOO, which she de
clared she turned over to Patterson. She
aid that she sold the car rather than
apply to Strouss for the money, which
her husband at first desired her to do.
It waa while they wsrs In Chicago that
ratteraon insisted that she secure mors
money with which he desired to purchase
property. Mrs. Patterson declared she
would apply for no more, whereupon, she
testified, her husband exclaimed:
'I think I'll sue that for taking you
to Europe und get the money."
It, was. than that Mrs. Patterson says
she confessed to ber husband that shs
had 16.000 given her by Strouss while they
were In Europe. Shs gave htr husband
11,750 of it to buy the property.
At this point the testimony took on
character which was succeeded by
dead, shocked sllencs In the court room
It dealt with the marital life of husbana
and wife. Answering her attorney, O. N
Hilton, Mrs. Patterson told of receiving
medical treatment for bites which she
said were inflicted on her person by ber
After reaching Denver witness said bar
husband pursued ber with demands that
she secure money from Strouss. Once
she declared the Chicago millionaire
clothier sent her a check for 3G0 without
comment. Again Patterson demanded ISO,
which amounted he asserted he had lost
Speaking of sitting on a bench In Fair
munt park, this city, witness said, with
her huxbund, (he said:
"Suddenly he attacked me. He seised
ne by the throat and began biting me
lie nearly bit off my thumb."
"What do you mean by 'off?' " Inquired
iCouUnuud ou tieoond Page.)
BE ATT IE ADMITS
Condemned Man Signs Statement in
Freience of Two Ministers
Shortly Before Execution.
DOES NOT 00 INTO DETAILS
Sayt that Much that Was Published
is Not True.
HIS DEATH IS INSTANTANEOUS
Murderer Taken to Death Chamber
Shortly After Seven O'clock.
MEMBEKS OP FAMILY ABSENT
Oaly Officers and Twelve -Witnesses
lletjalred by Law of taa gtate
Are Present at lileo
troeatloa. RICHMOND. Va., Nor. 24.-Henry
Clay Beattle, jr., before his death In tbe
icctrlo chair at. 7.21 a. m. today, con
feaoed to the murder of his wife. . The
statement which was given out In tha
rotunda of a dostntown hotel., follows:
"I, Henry Clay ttcattie, Jr., desirous of
standing right before Ood and man, do
on the 2Sd day of November, 1911, con-
fees my guilt of the crime charged
against me. Muoh that was published
concerning the details waa not true, but
the awful fact, without the harrowing
circumstances remains. For this ac
tion, I am truly sorry and, believing thst
am at peace with Ood and am soon to
para into Ills presence, this statement Is
Seattle's confession was followed by
the following statement by the attending
This statement was signed In ths
presence of the two attending ministers
and is the only statement that can and
will be made publlo by them.
"Mr. Beattle desired to thank the many
friends for kind letters and expressions
of interest and the publlo for whatever
sympathy was felt or expressed,
Many Humors About Coafesaloa.
Throughout ths forenoon the city had
been rent with rumor that Beattle had
ounfessed. These were denied at the pent-
tntlary, where, in connection with the
announcement of the death, it waa said
the oondemntd man had made no state
ment. Tha attending ministers would not
discuss the case until thsy had visited
Seattle's parents In South Richmond and
had secured their permission to make the
The confession evidently was mad at
the eleventh hour, when Beattle finally
became oonVlnoed that- all hop of soap
ing tha electric chslr had passed. '
Two days ago Rev, Dr. rii announced
that natt said h would not confess.
This waa ascribed to the faot tbat Beattle
desired to spar his father ths Mow of
admitting guilt after tils many protesta
tions of innocence to the aged parent.
There was a fight between filial devo
tion and a desire not to go to his death
with a II upon his lips. He waa urged
to confess by his spirit uar advisers acd at
last broke down. n.
Beattle's death was instantaneous, ac
cording to the prison surgeon. The ut
most car had been taken In the prepara
tion of the electrodss and In seeing that
the straps and clamps wore prepared to
withstand any strain. .
In his horn in South Richmond, the
father, surroundsd by his ' other son,
Douglas, his daughter, . Hasel, and two
aunts of tho condemned man, awaited
word that all was over.
Final Prayer with Condemned.
Just before Superintendent Wood and
bis men appeared Rev. Dr. Fix knelt' In
prayer with the condemned man. Ho
prayed for Divine forgiveness for him.
Beattle appeared affected, but when tho,
prayer was finished h was as emphatic'
In his refusal to confess as at any Urn
since sis arrest. - - -
No member of the Beattl family wa
present at ths execution nor at tha pent-'
tentlary when the death, march was
begvn. ' Preparations for the reception of
Douglas Beattle, brother of the doomed
man, had bean mad In tha superintend
ent's office, but the young man did not
appear. Th failure of any members of
the family to be present wa welcomed
by th prison authorities, for they, feared
their oharg might break' down' at- thai
laat moment. i
Carriage wer waiting fur th wit
nesses and they wer driven rapidly away.
Th identity of but fw was known.
After th legal formalities had been
complied with and th witnesses had gone
the body of Beattle was removed from
the chair and takoi to the mortuary
room adjoining. Her It was laid to
await the coming of the coroner, who
arrived shortly afterward. The Itev. Dr.
Fix remained a tha sole watcher.
All preparations had been made tor
the removal of lb body. Th alder Beat'
tie last night sent to the undertaker tha
brown suit which his son bad worn In
court when the Jury declared his guilt.
In this the body was clad for burial.
Hanry Clay Beattle, Jr., was electro
cuted in tbe state penitentiary at
a. m. One mlnuto after the shock be wa
In a downpour of rain, the twelve wit-
(Continued on Pag Two.)
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