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THE WEATHER.
For«ca*t for Novernbw; 27:
San Francisco ana vicinity— Rain
Monday; brisk to talsh southerly wind.
G. H..WILLSOX.
Local Forecaster.
VOLUME XCVIII— NO. ISO.
SEBASTOPOL MUTINIEERS PREPARE TO GIVE DESPERATE BATTLE TO LOYAL TROOPS
ST. PETEESBUBG, Not. 27.—The crews of two Black Sea ivarsliipsare supporting the Seb^stopqlmutin^ii and refuse to obey th loyal and the
Brest regiment has already deserted the rebels. Troops are pouring into Sebastopol, and a battle w 111 / be fought f or the possession of the barracks, which the niutiueers are preparing to defend desperately. Or
der is being maintained in the city by the rebel patrols. - ',-'\u25a0:•' ] <-/^'W'i'^^S:: : - ;
VOICE SAYS
"KILL YOUR
BABY GIRL!"
Mrs. de Paoli Hears
Command to Mur
der Child.
Wife of Homicide Plans
to End Life of Her
rt First Born.
Is Overheard Giving Vow
to Demons She Thinks
Infest Her Cell.
~Tbe voice erie« around me all day—
the voice of my M*trr-ln-lav«. Urr soul
la <-rj Intr — crying for to Kct Into
btairn. Tltc 'evil e>e* in still after me
What can I dor Tbe voice cries, 'Kill
l.runura, kill your baby srirl!* 1 must
kill her. s-be Is the cod-child of my
jo«»r, dead atster-in-law. l,«inora must
*le so that Catherine's »oul may be
trued into heaven.**
In these frantic words Mrs. Virginia' de.
• 'aoll gives voice to the dreadful desire
that holds sway In her dfsordered 'brain.
Alternately she raves and moans and
prays in her cell. It was her- husband
that murdered his sister-in-law last Fri
day morning because she had, as man
and wife both believe, caused the blight
of the "evil eye" to fall upon their home.
But for the vigilance of Policeman John
Kocca the unfortunate mother might
have slain her two-year-old girl, named
Leonora. She had asked that the little
one be brought to her cell. But the po-
Jiceman had heard her utter her awful
prayer and the request was denied.
All day long the unfortunate woman
prayed fervently in her cell at the deten
tion hospital for tbe Insane. She prayed
in Italian, her supplication being offered
for ,the benefit of the soul of the dead
woman who was sent to eternity by her
husband's murderous band.
Hl.Nl)*> lIEBSELF TO EVIL OMS.
The wails of anguish, the fervid prayer
in rapid Italian, brought Policeman
Kocca, who had been dttailed to watch
the woman in the cell. Listening, he
heard tbe expression of Mrs. de Paoli's
dread and bloody purpose. Rocca speaks
Italian fluently, lie heard the prayer, the
fiendieh desire of murde/ spoken and the
frightened cries of his prisoner.
Rocca walked to the cell and peering
through the wicket asked Mrs. de Paoli
Vfeat was the matter. Without answering
him the poor wretch begged him to bring
to her her children. "Bring little Gio
vanni; oh. please bring my little Leonora,
that 1 may just kiss her for a moment."
she cried.
It had been the custom of the authori
ties to allow the woman to see her chil
dren at intervals. She had often pleaded
Fince her incarceration for them. Yester
day they were lo have been taken to see
their mother for a while, but the weath- I
rr prevented. But for the hearing of the
woman's fiendish desire yesterday after
noon by Roera the partly demented wom
an might have eluded the vigilance of the
officers when the children were finally
brought to see her and with one cruel j
blow or a grasp at the child's neck extin
guished the little life of her first born/
"SOUL WILL CRY ALWAYS."
Hearing her request. Rocca. asked her
why she wished to kill the child. The
woman told him that the dead woman
was h«*r baby Leonora's god-mother.
"All day long." she said, "I hear" the
voice crying* to me — crying, oh, so hard
to me. The soul, it Is not in heaven. It
haunts me all the time. If I kill my baby
girl the soul will go to heaven, then my.
husband me and my child will have no
fear of the 'evil eye.*- I would murder my
Laby. yes, gladly kill her. to save the
soul. It cry so. it cry all day. Then Leo
nora must die; yes, baby must be killed.
If the god-child of my dead sister-in-law
is not murdered then the soul will cry to ;
me always. Bring me the child, I want to j
!:i. i :s her." ;
Policeman Rocca afked the woman if
the. wouid not rather give her . life, "" be j
murdered, to save the coal,, than to lose I
the baby. To this the woman, replied j
th;it the, life of her baby girl and" only j
the life of the baby girl would save the ,
* oul «>f her dead sister-in-law. "She is
the codchild of my poor stster-ln-law. I
She must die to save the soul- and stop J
the voice crying to me. If I die. then the i
voice 'wilt torment my, husband and the
little boy end it will do no good.".
Rocca notified headquarters, so that the
mother might not be permitted to see the
children, as she would probably carry
out her threat ; of murder. ; Great , carp
will be exercised by the police to prevent
the woman carrying out her plan to mur
der the little girl.
! OB: PAOLI STILL.*. STOIC.
Vs Mrs. de Paol! says her husband believes
f lie did right and that she has no fear for
hie life.
All night last night the woman cried
Continued ou Page S, , Column 4.
The San Francisco Call.
EIGHTEEN
LIVES LOST
IN A WRECK
Scores Injured in a
Collision of
Trams.
Terrible Disaster at
Night in Massa- -
chusetts.
Mist Obscures Signal and an
Express Crashes Into
Rear of Local.
LIXCOLX, Mass.. Nov. 26. — Eighteen
persons were killed, twenty-five were
seriously injured and a score of others
cut and bruised In the most disastrous
railroad wreck recorded' in this State
for many years. The wreck occurred
at S:l5 o'clock to-night at Bakers
Bridge station, a mile and ahalf .west
of Lincoln, on the main line of ' the
Fitehburgr division of the Boston and
Maine _Railr<»ail. ... TJiei regular-Sunday -
Vxpress.., which ,Je£t Boston~ates;<7:4& .p.
m. |or'M6ntreai*by way of the* Rutland
system, crashed Into, the rear end of
an accommodation train bound -for
points on-:, the 'Marlborough" ' branch",
and which started from Boston at 7:15
Pr o- \u25a0 i
A list of the dead is as follows: Eu
ge"ne Barnard, engineer of the Montreal
train; — Lyons, fireman *; of the
Montreal train; "Anna Hllbrldge, ,aged
five years. Acton; Daniel Weatherbee,
Acton; May Campbell, Maynard; Wil
liam J. Barrls, Maynard; three-year-old
child of Mr: Barrls:' May Collips, Con
cord Junction; Nellie Sweeney, Con
cord; \u25a0 — - Magario,' Concord: eight
unidentified^ bodies. C
The following injured ' persons Were
taken to the Massachusetts General
Hospital In Boston: Harry Broadbent,
Maynard; Andrew Carlson, Maynard,
condition serious; Savario Vando, Sand
ford, condition serious; Andrew K.
Lane, address not known; Mabel Hast
ings, South" Acton; -Nicholas Holbrook,
Maynard; Harry ? Vant, South * Acton,
condition critical;* Matthew Campbell,
Maynard; Egbert Campbell, condition
serious; Mrs. Clara Fuller, Leomlnster,
condition serious; Mrs. Albert Bentley,
Maynard, crushed thigh, condition
critical; Mrs. William Barris, Maynard;
Anna Klaven. Maynard; Peter Weston,
Maynard; Hoke Smith, Concord;* Mr. and
Mrs. John Davis and their daughters,
Bessie and Maud, of Maynard.
MIST OBSCURES SIGNAL.
Of the dead sixteen' were passengers in
the two rear cars of the Marlborough
train. The other two .were Engineer
Barnard of the Montreal express and his
fireman. No passengers on the express
train were injured. Of those who lost
their lives a number were apparently
killed instantly in the collision, while oth
ers were either burned to death or died
from suffocation. •
The^ wreck was primarily due to thick
weather, . which apparently obscured sig
nals set by the forward train, which at
the time of the disaster was standing In
front of Bakers Bridge station. .The
Montreal; train, drawn by two locomo
tives and consisting of nine cars, crashed
into the rear of the Marlborough branch
local, demolishing the two rear cars.
According to the statement of persons
who .were at the depot a brakeman was
sent from the Marlborough branch train
to place a fuse or redflre torch some'dis
tance in the rear. The night was unusu
ally dark, partly owing to a dense mist
The torch had not been set more than a
minute before the' roar of a heavy train
around a curve a short distance east* of
the depot was heard. Within a few sec
onds the headlight of an on-rushing loco
motive showed through the mist, and be
fore a voice could be lifted . to warn the
passengers in the waiting train the two
ponderous engines, traveling at a speed
of thirty-five miles an hour, crashed into
It. The Impact was terrific.
The lcadtng , locomotive "telescoped the
rear car of the Marlborough train and the
second forced this mass against
the .third car of the local and completely
wrecked it In these two cars all, but
two of the • fatalities occurred : arid prac
tically: all of the injuries. collision
destroyed . the forward" locomotive of the
Montreal train, but ' the~ engine following
although much /damaged, did not leave
the rails. None of the cars of the ex
press: was thrown from the track and' the
collision apparently had little ef-ct upon
those; in them.
FIXE ADDS TO HORKOR.
Fire added to the horror, flames almost
immediately communicating; to the wreck
age '; of the passenger coaches. > fa- number
of ; passengers, ;, who. >. had been .: pinned^
down* by. broken ' r seat*, were; incinerated.
Some* of • them," however, Z 1 had evidently
been killed : instantly.
The s - flames made i It difficult : to reach
some ,' who were' alive, but* who \u25a0, haa \u25a0 been
unable t^ free themselves. from. the; mass/
For the ume it . was ' necessary, to s lay i in
jured persons side by side with the • bodies
of - the dead until r! every V effort I possible
had been made : to rescue other, victims."? \u25a0 {
SANgFRANGISGO,
NINETEEN
KILLED ON
GRIDIRON
Football Claims a
Heavy Toll in
" W wWI
Dark Record for College
Game in Season
Just Over.
University of Pennsylvania-
Takes Initiative to
End Abuses.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
CHICAGO,. Nov. 26.— The Tribune sent
the ; following, telegram to President
Roosevelt" to-night: *
"The 1005 football season practically
; clored :to"-da»-' with tuo drad. on. the
field of battle. To-day's fatalities brias
the' totnl^of Mlnln to /nineteen and i the
Injured (record only being: . "made .. of
accidents out; of the, ; ordlnarV>,*t^l37.
yWlf» " jjear** f w-onT of /deathiT' \*\ liidre.'
than tloul.U- 'thai) of^l he yearly average
'or the . lunf\:live\> ear«,V the total . for
t hat period . belusr-forty-flvc-. A* slgnia
- cant'tuct'is that teams 'iilaylng an open
arame have escaped with lc»s than their
usual quota of accidents."
The' Tribune, commenting on the sub
j6ct, says: * ' ff&i
"Of those slaughtered f« eleven were
high school players and f v ten of the
killed were immature boysTof 17 and
under. Three hardened, seasoned arid
presumably physically » fit men
were slain. , Tlit. others 'were -amateurs.
"Body/blows, producing internal; in
juries, were responsible for four deaths,
concussion of ( the brain claimed'slx vic
tims, injuries to the spine^resulted
fatally" in throe cases, blood poisoning
carried off two gridiron warriors, and
other injuries caused four -deaths.
Among the injuries that; have not re
sulted fatally are: Broken collar bones
and shoulders, nineteen; broken legs,
thirty-one; broken arms, nine; fractures
tojpme . portion of the head, nineteen;
h»<Tken ribs, three; '-: spinal injuries,
three; concussion 'Of the brain, 'three.' 1 '
REFORMS SUGGESTED.
PHILADELPHIA, 'Nov. 26.— Following
the suggestion of President Roosevelt for
uniform eligibility rules in college athlet
ics and for the elimination of unnecessary
roughness, brutality,; and foul play in
football,, the' University, of Pennsylvania
has taken the initiative for the suggested
reforms and has addressed a" circular let
ter on the subject ; to ' the heads of all
universities, colleges, private schools and
other, institutions in the United States in
terested in athletics. 'This action was
taken after a number of meetings of the
university committee: on athletics of the
University :.' of ' Pennsylvania, -S « at : ' which
President Roosevelt's^ thoughts \u25a0 on the
subject were \ discussed. The committee
formulated rules which 'it. is thought will
meet the situation and decided to 'semi
them to the authorities of all educational
institutions in the country for" considera
tion and adoption if ;they met with ap
proval. . ;.
, /The rules proposed provide that no stu
dent shall represent his college. in athletic
sports during, his first year,, of residence,
nor for more than four years thereafter;
that ;only- bona fide amateurs,' and -those
proficient in scholarship be allowed on'tho
teams, and that' the, college authorities
be > given . the power to ; arbitrarily bar a
student from athletic- sports. .
'The "committee inclosed a- copy \u25a0• of a
communication received by it from the
board : of coaches, which (so - f ar as : the
committee feels - itself' competent; to deal
with the technicalities of football) meets
with its approval.
CHAStiKS IN THE RULES. ,
The board of coaches .. discusses the
abuses to '[ which football , has ; been ; sub
jected, and \u25a0 ventures" the Topinlon jthat the
danger. of injury in mass. play. is: more ap
parent than real. '-: Nine-tenths \u25a0 of . all se
rious" injuries," the board * says, occur in
so-called open play. ; The board suggests
the following changes in', the playing
rules:' : ' ' ".,•'.:••:" : ' v : ?.. '\u25a0'- :*.; . ...;\u25a0\u25a0. "\.,-'V '.
For .'.'unnecessary roughness," "'piling
up,""the' ; use of i the/o pen. . hand '\u25a0 or.; el
bows," fete.,*?. a' penalty ;-v of V, twenty-five
yards; ifor- '.the* offense < of l slugging with
the fist,- of .ykneeing" {or, of other equally
unsportsmanlike^ action,';.' that. \ the /player
not c only.be : disqualified ;by^ removal ; from
the:Kame,^butv that^forithe|remalnder v 6f
the half in. whlchUhe off ense occurred his
team be obliged ltbjcohtlriue Zthe. . game
wl thou t a ' substitute, for: him and : that ; the
player : who 'shall * f of P the 1 second "\u25a0 time f in 1
one season? be ; ; penalized j for } brutality/ be
ineligible t'o : represent;any^college. or, uni
versity for the remainder of the season.*: .
POSITION OF DR."? ELIOT.
CAMBRIDGE^ • Mass., ; ; Ndv.V; 2«—Presi
dent i: Eliot ; of i Harvard; J; in i an '% Interview'
to-night,-; stated .with 'considerable rempha
bls' that he ..would mot; invite ai meeting fof
university ": and /college"{presidents ,i to : un
dertake 1 the 1 reform \ or^ abolition of ] foot
! ball;'- 1 as •\u25a0 he % was \u25a0\u25a0 requested \ to .. do ,in v a
telegram . sent him by ;;- Chancellory Mac-
Continued , on Pase 3, Column 2.
CREWS OF TWO WARSHIPS
ARE SUPPORTING THE REBELS
Seaport City Is
Turned Into
War Camp.
SEBASTOPOU Nov. 26.— Though 'the
mil tinous sailors; have, not 'yeti submitted;
but, on the contrary]! have received prom
ises of support from the crews of the bat
tleship, Panteleimon .^thcKnlaz
Potemkiue) ."and *= the ; cruisef i Otchakoff,'
and . though they are. in ; . complete posses^
sion of Admiralty I^pint.Twhere the.bar
racks are : loca ted. there > were | iio/disbr-"
ders to-day and ", the' situation is] regarded
as much -\u25a0 improved. 1. '.". '. . ;.. s .r
\u25a0 The mutineers^have been 4 deserted by. the
Brest regiment, which marched ;6ff under
arms; to ; a" camp \u25a0\u25a0] formed 1^ by loyal ; sailors
andsent;a; message . to ';Vice. r .'Admiral'
Chouknin tasking, his pardon; arid saying
they .were * ready/ to •return ; to ; 'duty. . .The
crews of - all " the ships ' except f^the / Pan
teleimon v and the JOtchakoff ; refused, to
Join ; the ; mutiny and refused*, to^ answer
tlie signals of 'the sailors on shore. The
men \ on -the ships named have snot yet
risen..'. ::l{ \u25a0':.-\u25a0: -.J;' \u25a0? '.'\u25a0\u25a0' '\u25a0_ .-.'..:-,.'. '; /
\u25a0'. The authorities _\u25a0 have.; posted;' artillery
on the boulevard, which is" the; sole ave
nue' of r . communication ri between-; the city
and ; the stronghold of the "i rniitlneers,^ and
on the^Balaklava* road," thefohly.^ other
egress from Admiralty Polnt.\2 They have
the mutineers completely;. hemrnedUri,^ but
are" awaltlngithe j arrival the ; troops
from - Sl mf erbpol •); before 'j, attempting f to
retake- the ; barracks.^'-' ': :;''-•'• „'•"•••
-; ". Srriail I bodies'; of unarmed :; sailors;; howf
ever, werei'allowed; to oriter the .'city- to-*
da y a rid \u25a0 they "strolled t_abou t ;'wl thou t * be-*
Ing: molested.; ; The';Governrnent' buildings
are J guarded^by.^troops. ;' ['. ,', ; /V.'^i? 1
l> The m utineers apparently., are . in' a state
of ', V.Jhey /have* con
structed l barricades, . have; placed ' a i guard
atjthe*; aqueduct; which •[supplies; the;, bar
racks and 'have 'thrown out pickets,<which
take ~ regular^ turns "at guard ; duty, v ' They,
declared had r^risen ' 'i because
the|r.fcomrriaridersjhad7;wlthheld/concps'
sioris promised ? byj the Emperor/arid 'that
>they are ready 1 to ' hold but until '/these;are
put - into ;*effect. ; . :: > >;»:- ! ;, ; : ' : -- \u25a0:/":'"."\u25a0\u25a0:'
;"\u25a0 The ; strike *of .the 'railroad* men '••*> 'sym
pathy \yiW.'hl\ yiW.'h I the ! : \u25a0 "mutinous ?;' sailors is * de
laying "i the 'J, arrival '\u25a0•\u25a0 of v troops. ]>* Fugitives
from 'ahls"'cl.ty A"wehtiinr carriages jto* Sim-,
feropolUo-day.^ but- the - panic -has abated
to'some- extent:"/ „ , : A \u25a0:,-', \u25a0/'.'.^\u25a0\u25a0 j :'/ : kc'': < :y: y >!
FOUR ; THOUSAND MENfRE V OLT.
Crews of the Black; Sen Fleet: May. Join
.: - /'i'- .'.-, : :'_> y.; Selitiiitopol . Rebel*.' '<,.;:-.;,"\u25a0.'\u25a0\u25a0-'•' ';J;. '
; : 'SEBASTOPOL;',": Saturday, i Nbv? >2o'\mid±
nlght,".'delayed • in;transmlssion)T— The i lonp
expected mutiny of sailors who' have .been
UI^ACK SKA FLEET COMMANDER,
.". MAX WHO MAY BB DICTATOR
:MND TYPES OF MUTINEERS.
on the .\u25a0 verge . of revolt has .come, and
\u25a0Russia's ; stronghold^ on -the . Black /Sea
is in' danger of falling, completely into
their , hands.
--. The situation is very critical. All - the
shore: equipages, inumbering.4oUo. men, "< are
in. 'open, having driven -away,
their. ; officers or -taken them prisoners. ' -
.The- Brest -regiment of infantry; went
over in , a'>body ; to the mutineers. ' General
Neplueff/'the corrimander. of the fortress,
is' -,u.* captive. '
; : .The BielostoK • regiment, the only . other,
regiment in, the ; city, , received . the mu
tineers i with but; thus far it re
mains 'loyal. .
Some; of -the artillerists also have joined
theimen^ in revolt.' .' ; :
.'; Besides the Blelostok regiment there are
two tbattalions \u25a0of artillery and a bat
talion : of ijfortress -artillery :- here. ;
Tha >Euxine ";lieet is ; standing intheof
llne;ami;;is still; obeying nhe orders, of
Vice "Admiral \u25a0' Chouknin.- but the " crews
a"re,J disaffected Vand there ;lx great doubt
'.whether i'they can.be restrained from join
ing, the- mutineers and greater r 'doubt that
they: .would ; fire v upon . them. \u25a0\u25a0-. ' \u25a0'.
; «,The . Seventh /Army s Corps j and the . com-;,
mander ..of the v corps ; hav\ been • hastily
summoned from Simferopol.-, eight .hours
distant; \u25a0".;\u25a0'-,\u25a0 J \u25a0.'-.;.-\u25a0'* '' '- ...-' .\u25a0".\u25a0 "' . ''\u25a0'••.
;r; r There^is: every : . evidence that ? the mu
tiny; \u25a0.'. was V deliberately • and , ' perfectly
planned- by. -the Social /'Revolutionaries,
.who i have , been ; pushing; ' their J propaganda
.wlth;rgreat »energy. "since: the St.:. Peteas
burg* strike v was Sorgaiilzed. tor save .the
Kronstadt [mutineers.;'; ?- ;. V \u25a0 .'•• ".
'.::\u25a0 On ;FridayTeight sailora at- the . barracks
seized.rdisarmed ;; and i*: expelled . their, : of
ficers.^ They, ; then /-assembled;, a', great
meeting.;;' Rear -Admiral " Plzarevskl; com
mander - of : the Jsquadrori,*<Jsupf
ported' byj a 1a 1 coriipany : from :the; Brest : reg-^
iment,' wen t , to 1 the ; meeting ; arid{when *, It
refused to 1 disperse .ordered j the', troops'; to
fire. Instead - of « shooting ; thel mutineers,
however, := two. shots i rang ; out~ arid t Cap
.tainlStelniof cthefcompanyifeli; dead 'and
Rear ,* Admiral \ Pizareyski 'received a ; ball
in i his J shoulder^ >V . '"-.<<\u25a0 .
'•.DuririgKthe': night r the /sailors,; with the
ald ; of; the, Social 1 Democratic! leaders," hav
ing B learned | a . lesson { ( rom - tneV less j prii-"
: dent * mutineers' ', at ; Kronstadt. > they "elect
ed : officers" arid ;declded upon ; a : > programme,
pledgirig^theriiselvesiribt^toiplllage.^klll
orj drink i yodka.i andf to take measures to
prevent! rowdyism. . . j. /j^^^S^^Sßttt
Continued "on Page ; 2, ; Column 1.
"ALCAZAR— "My Friend From India."
ALHAMBRA- "The Millionaire De
l tpcttve.** r : .c'~,l ''
CALIFORNIA— "The Parisian Belles."
CHUTES^- VaudsvUle; r
COLUMBIA— "The ' Sho Gun."
FlSCHER'S— VaudeTllle. /
GRAND— "The " Misanthrope."
MAJESTIC— •The Light' EtSrnal."
ORPHEUM- Vaudeville.
TIVOLI— Comic Oi*ra."*'
No Merc y Will Be Shown in
Dealing Wit h Mutineers.
ST. PETERSBURG. Nov. 27-1:30 a. m.—
At .midnight the .press was Informed by
an. official of the Admiralty that the re
ports received up -to that ; hour showed
there had been no conflict at Sebastopol
yesterday. So far as the officials knew,
the crews of the Black Sea fleet were
still loyal, " but beyond that no informa
tion was - vouchsafed. It Is ' not . known
whether the troops which were ordered to
proceed from Simferopol have arrived at
Sebastopol.
The sailors who mutinied number about
4000 and belong to various equipages, from
the : Twenty-eighth to the Thirty-sixth.
Including; the sailors on board the ships
there were 'about- SOW hi Sebastopol when
the mutiny occurred. The troops In the
Karrlson consisted of the Brest and"Ble
lostok regiments, with . two battalions of
'artillery and., one battalion of fortress
artillery. The Bielostok : regiment, during
the outbreak several • weeks ago, fired
upon the soldiers, and at the Admiralty
no doubt i 3 now entertained that the mu
tiny, was the result of the carefully pre
pared wprk of revolutionary workers, to
whom' the support given the mutineers
at Kronstadt by the workmen of St. Pe
tersburg offered a powerful weapon. Prof
iting^ by the mistakes of the mutineers
at Kronstadt. however, those at Sebasto
pol particular' care to.' adopt meas
ures, to prevent their meeting degenerat
insr-into a drunken' riot, and, so. far as
known, both tho mutineers and the work
men • in the port : have • comported . them
selves in a ; perfectly ; orderly . fashion.
'REBELS HAVE ABLE LEADERS.
There. ls a strong impression here that
intelligent leaders are at.t he head of the
movement-. It^ is -evident .'also that the
sailors - at ' Kronstadt have had .under
ground information of ; what was occur
ring at Sebastopol, because on Saturday
morning. , before the news was known "in
StJ Petersburg, reports: of the mutiny
were freely" circulated at Kronstadt.
Vice LAdmiral Birileff, \u25a0 Minister of Ma
rine, had : issued fa - formal order ". threat
ening' with * arrest and - the . severest pun
ishment under - the law' all those who cir
culated reports \of the mutiny. ,-
,ln both and navar circles it is
regarded as absolutely; vital thatjthe mu
tiny bo* crushed in r the" severest "fashion "at
any:cost,Mf in'the navy* Is to
be restored : and ; the army; held loyal.
- v ln; the, event of the, 'sailors of Vice Ad
miral vChouknin's. ships I remaining < loyal
they .-•". will Vco-operate -with .the;. troops- of
the -Seventh Corps .from: SlmferopoL f
SCENE :OF COMING BATTLE.
.The. problem 'of hemming in the mutin
eers and '.'\u25a0 subduing ' the * revolt is - stated
by -.' naval -officers Nto 'be ;, comparatively
easy. :. .The ; marine ; barracks lie 'at * the . ex
tremltyjof a- r narrow tongue of land jut
ting; out between the southern roadstead
and \wbat ;* is ; known as '; the J'ships ;.bay."
.The ; barracks jof i. the ""liielostok ; regiment
are i'at * the.: very y neck /of ;. the ; peninsula,
nestling under^ the shelter [ot the 'famous
Malakoff JHIH/ barring : the i route v ,tb > the
citv.t which . *.es" onj the- southern ; side : . of
the .roadstead.- opposite -i the '\u25a0: quartets of
the* sailors. >* The warships 'could Center
the* roadstead , ; arid "ships • bay, I practically
surround the mutineers on three sides and
batter:.; thelrXbarracka down about their
ears. " : The J forts "of ; Sebastopol ? He t west
and south'of Ithe-clty, and along the ; north
shore ?of i Sebastopol " Bay. ;and * only ~4 the
guns (of (Fort* Constantine, which ' defend
THE .THEATERS.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
tt 2 entrance to the roadstead, could bo
brought to bear upon the barracks.
MAACHL'RIAX TROOPS MUTINY.
Lineviteh * SoppreiuteM Outbreak and
Forty -Two Leaders Are Shot.
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 26.— The suc
cessful mutiny of the sailors of Sebastopol.
accompanied by the first ooen revolt of
an entire regiment of troops, has createJ
the* greatest alarm in Government circles
and 'no attempt is made to disguise the
seriousness of -this latest crisis.
The army is the last prop of the Gov
ernment. Mutiny is- contagious and the
epidemic of revolt, which haa . attacked
In turn practically all the units of Uu>
navy from ' Vladivostok to Kronstadt, it
Is now "feared is destined similarly to
spread throughout the army.
Ugly reports have been repeatedly cir
culated ; «.f sedition among the .sol die rfi
In Manchuria and it was specifically re
ported a week ago that General Line
vltch had to put down a mutiny with con
siderable bloodshed and that subsequently
he caused forty-two men to be shot.
, No confirmation of this report was ob
tainable, but whether it be true or not
the morale of the troops on garrison duty
in* Russia has certainly everywhere been
shaken by the revolutionary propaganda
and the fidelity of individual units.: even
of the Guard regiments. Is questioned. '
' During the disorders followins the pro
mulgation of thellmperial manifesto some
of' the. provincial Oovernors refralntnl
from testing loyalty of the troops,
preferring ; to on the . Cossacks; who
showed' no signs of wavering.
I Count de Witte, called" an extraordinary
session of the Cabinet this afternoon and
another session was held to-night to c<j;i
sider the situation. Grand Duke Nicholas
Nlcholalevltch. president of tho' Council
of National Defense and commander of
thelmperla^Guard. was present and th:V
fact caused a revival of the rumor that
the Grand' Duke" might immediately fc-s
appointed dictator: but it. can be taken
for - granted that this step has 'not beea
decided upon, as it is plain* that a dicta
torship at the present Juncture would t»
sure to precipitate an immediate* armeil
revolution. Nevertheless Count de Witte's
Government; if- it continue its present
policy, in the opinion of many student!) of
the situation, will be powerless tv copa
with the' increasing, Droblems by whlcd
it is constantly confronted. The revolu
tionary tide .subsides only' to '.mount
higher, and tha 'extreme elements, "con
vinced .that the Government must- fall,
are raising. their demands proportionately.
The Slovo to-day^ pertinently pointed out
the \u25a0 inconsistency : of the demand of the
revolutionaries for 'the abolition of the
death • penalty, saying: "They, base their
demand ', on .' humanitarian grounds, yet
they , closed the \u25a0 drujr . stores, which fur- :
nished medicines .to the sick, and stopped
the railroads, which were carrying relief
to -.millions suffering ; from • famine."
\u25a0The Russ halls the mutiny, at Sebasto
pol'as the. beginning of the end, and calla
upon i the ' Zemstvo congress to 'quit talk
ing and to come to St.;Petersburgln tha
name ' of ; the • country and ask Count d^
\u25a0\Vitte .what he proposes to do" to tran
quillize Tthe people, and if the reply b3
unsatisfactory -• to take the only ste?
which] remains, namely, \u25a0 the. formation oi
a^prbvisiohal government.
y. M."- Souvarin, editor, of the Novoe Vrem-
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