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VOL. I.III. XO. 25G. ROCK ISLAND, ILL., MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 1904. PRICE TWO CENTS.
KEMPF IS TO QUIT
KAMI1URA MEETS AND SHATTERS
SQUADRON FROM VLADIVOSTOK
Wisconsin State Treasnrer's Time to
File Increased Bond
Three Men Lioee Lives In Illinois Dur
ing Last Night's
Inspector Hunt Orders
Arrest of Chicago
THIS A CRITICAL DAY
Teamsters Will Deliver
More Non-union Meat
Chicago, Aug. 15. Police Inspector
Hunt today ordered the arrest of all
pickets loitering about the stock yards.
A dozen were taken into custody.
Thirty-five hundred teamsters cmploy
- ed by retail and wholesale markets
will not hereafter deliver non-union
ritlcal Day of the Strike.
This is regarded as a critical day
in the struggle. Should there come
the break in the ranks of the unions
which the employers have expected
from day to day the strike leaders
would be in no position to treat with
While tho packers gave no word to
indicate what they will do, the union
men directed their energies to gather
ing money to continue the fight if nec
essary. The Business Men's Stock
yards Aid society was organized at
I he union headquarters at the Transit
house, and money subscriptions were
reported to the strikers' fund.
Mtock r'ri-rr Feared.
Chicago, Aug. 15. Fearing that
Ktock yards fever would develop to a
serious extent among the thousands of
cattle he ld unusually long at the yards
since the strike began, the department
of agriculture has introduced itself in
the Chicago situation by having a spe
cial investigation made. A reiort on
the situation has been prepared for
the secretary of agriculture by S. F.
Giles, who has conducted his culture
work with fever germs.
One Concern Settle.
Donnelly has received notification
that an agreement has been reached
with the Nebraska Packing company,
an independent concern at Nebraska
City. Neb., through which over 5oo
unionists returned to work after a
month's lockout. Union recognition
and other imints demanded by the
union are said to have been granted.
Chicago. Aug. 15. It is reported
that a committee of the allied trades
and the conference board is in confer-
nee with the packers looking to the
reopening of negotiations for peace in
the stock yards strike.
TWO SHIPS SUNK
rtiltlnh War Vepsel and Bark Go
Down With Score of
BOTH RESULT OF COLLISIONS
Torpedo Boat Destroyer's Crew of
Fifty Men Gotten Off
Tendon, Aug. 15. A British war
fchip ami a British bark were sunk and
To persons wcro drowned Saturday
night in collisions with other vessels.
The hark was the Iverkip. Capt. Jones,
and was en voyage from Melbourne to
(Jneenstown. It was sunk and 20 per
sons on board were drowned in a col
lision off Fastnet rock. Ireland, with
the British ship 1och Carron. Capt.
Clark, from the Clyde.
l)mlro)rr In l.oat.
The torpedo boat destroyer Decoy
was sunk off the Scilly islands in a col
lision with another destroyer. The
crew was saved. The Iecoy was a ves
sel of 4.2f' indicated horse power. 205
tons displacement and was capable of
making 27 knots an hour. She was
quipped with three torpedo tubes and
one 12-pounder and three six-pounder
quick firing guus and carried a comple
ment of 5' men.
SUCCEEDSAFTER MANY TIMES
Milwaukee Woman Commits Suicide
After Score of Attempts.
Milwaukee, Wis.. Aug. 15. After
having made 2a attempts at self-de-t-t
ruction in two years a woman who
has been known here as Cecil Davis
succeeded in ending her life yesterday
by taking carbolic acid. The woman
came here from Manistee, Mich. It is
taid that her name was Bailey, and
that her mother lives at Cadillac. Mich.
LA FOLLETTE TO FILL OFFICE
Shortage of $3,400 Led to Demand
For Larger Amount of
Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 15. The of
fice of State Treasurer J. J. Kempf
is either already vacant or will be
come so early this week, and his sue
cessor will be appointed at once,
Kempf has failed to provide an addi
tional bond of $'J50,000, required by
Gov. La Follette after the shortage
of 3,400 in the treasurer's land ac
counts became known, within the time
t'beck lp Sulen.
The bond matter Saturday reached
a crisis. Expert Owen completed
checking up the land sales book and
found that all the shortage had been
made good, but it has been known for
several days that bonding companies
would refuse to issue an enlarged
bond, as demanded by Gov. La Fol
lette. Even if the bonding companies
of Maryland and New York were will
ing to give Treasurer Kempf the ben
efit of the doubt and grant an in
crease of the bond at this late date
the governor probably would not ac
cept. Time Limit Kxplrc.
When Gov. I .a Follette notified
State Treasurer Kempf that he would
be required to file an additional bond,
he gave him until July 31. The law
provides that when a bond is required
the officer who has to file the bond
has ten days in which to do so. The
time expired on Tuesday last, and
none will be forthcoming.
MISS ROOSEVELT MAKES
PET OF A 2-FOOT SNAKE
Goes Automobiling With Reptile About
Her Neck Looks Like
Washington, Aug. 15. A grass
snake about two feet long and as big
around as a lead pencil is Miss Alice
Roosevelt's latest pet. She sometimes
wears it as an ornament and is mak-
ng desperate efforts to have society
take the snake up as a fad. So far
she has not met with much success,
even though she has Impressed all of
her friends with the fact that the
snake is harmless.
The president's daughter found her
new pet hanging from a gas bracket
in a bird and pet animal store. "Isn't
that just grand?" she exclaimed. "Let
me have it."
She fondled the snake lovingly,
wound it around her neck and shoul
ders and left, greatly delighted with
her new find. The next time she went
automobile riding Miss Roosevelt wore
her snake roiled around her neck and
it remained there quite contentedly.
The snake's skin shines with a jewel-
like- brilliancy and the living ornament
was mistaken by most people who no
ticed it for a green chain.
SKIRMISH AT LEITER'S TOWN
Clash of Arms Takes Place at Zeigler
No One Hurt.
Duquoin. III., Aug. 15. A skirmish
is reported at the pumping station on
the Little Muddy river where the wat
er for the town of Zeigler is secured.
The skirmish occurred a mile south
of Zeigler. Three wagon loads of men
and a number on foot were traced
from the point of attack. Men at
work at the station were fired on at
dead of night from across the river,
several shots hitting in close proxi
mity to the pumpman. The emergency
guard at the central station in Zeigler
was called and on arriving at the riv
er it was forded and a man captured.
The name of the prisoner is concealed
until he reaches Springfield, where he
was taken by United States marshals.
LEAPS TO DEATH BEFORE BOAT
Chicago Excursionists See Suicide of
Young Woman in River.
Chicago. Aug. 1.1. As the excursion
boat Mary steamed down the river at
7:45 o'clock last night laden with hap
py pleasure seekers an unidentified
young woman ended her life by leap
ing from the swinging Dearborn street
bridge directly in the path of the ves
sel. The helmsman of the steamer
managed to swing his craft around
so as to avoid hitting the body, but
as the boat with its gay crowd of pas
sengers made its way to the lake the
young woman ended her life struggle
in the water. Her body was recovered
15 minutes later and the police now
have another mystery to unravel.
INCREASE IN CAPITAL STOCK
Kewanee, Cambridge t Geneseo Road
Adds $750,000 to Capital.
Springfield. III.. Aug. 15. The Ke
wanee. Cambridge & Geneseo Railway
company has certified to the secretary
of state an increase in the capital
stock from $100,000 to $$50,000.
JAPANESE REPORT ON
CHE FOO INCIDENT
Tokio, Aug. 15. The navy de
partment has issued the following
statement covering the Cha Foo in
cident: "According to reports received
to date the Asashiwo and Kasumi,
belonging to the first destroyer flo
tilla, Capt. Fujimoto commanding,
were dispatched in search of the
enemy's chips scattered during the
engagement on the night of Aug.
10. They found a vessel resem
bling one of the enemy's destroy
ers and gave chase, but lost it in
"Continuing the search, they dis
covered that it had entered the
port of Che Foo.
"The Japanese ships waited out
side the port, out the Russian fail
ed to leave.
"Capt. Fujimoto, anticipating its
escape during the night, if possible,
to attack merchant vessels, entered
Che Foo with the two destroyers
and found the Russian destroyer
Ryeshitelni remaining undisarnied.
"Lieut. Terashima was then sent
to the Russian vessel with a mes
sage to the effect that the Japa
nese commander expected him to
leave by dawn or surrender.
"The Russian commander refused
to comply with either demand, and
while the conference was-still go
ing on he was heard instructing his
men to blow up the ship.
"At the same time he caught hold
of Lieut Terashima and threw him
"Our interpreter was next thrown
overboard by some Russian sailors,
and others among the sailors show
id signs of resistance.
"While this was progressing the
forward magazine exploded, killing
some of our men. We then cap
tured the destroyer and retired.
"Our loss by the explosion was
one man killed and four men mor
"Lieut. Terashima, our interpre
ter, and nine others of the boarding
party were wounded."
MOTHER KILLS TWINS
Tears Apron Into Shreds and Ties
Them Tightly About Ba
Latrobe, Fa., Aug. 15. Occupying a
cell and charged with murder of her
twin boy babies 17-year-old Annie
Beth, a Polish girl, seems utterly un
able to realize the seriousness of her
position. Tears over her dead ba
bies alternate with smiles at the nov
elty of her surroundings. The tragedy
occurred Wednesday night at the
home of an aunt, Mrs. Antonio Guden
ski, at Bradenville. Word of the al
leged murder was telephoned to Offi
cer Frye. He went to Bradenville, re
covered the bodies of the infants and
brought the mother to his home,
where, through an interpreter, she
told the officer that when her babies
were born she tore up an apron and
tied it tightly around their little necks,
CITIZENS BOYCOTT OFFICE
People of Reno, Nev., Adopt Novel
Means of Ousting Postmaster.
Reno, Nev., Aug. 15. The town of
Sparks Is undergoing the novel ex
perience of having a boycott placed
upon its postoffice. The people of the
new railroad division town adjoining
this city held a meeting and resolved
in future they would not have their
mail sent there or mail a letter in
the new town, because of unsatisfac
tory delivery service and delay in send
ing letter out. Postmaster Summer
field depends for his salary upon can
cellations, and as the action of the cit
izens will deprive him of an income
the government will be compelled to
abolish the office, notwithstanding the
fact that the town has a population
Ice Cream Made Forty III.
Terre Haute. Ind., Aug. 15. Forty
persons were poisoned at a dinner
given to Ray James, a school teacher,
near Dana yesterday. His pupils plan
ed he dinner and their parents plan
ned a surprise for the pupils by arriving
with home made ice cream, which
made them all sick.
Band Wagon Stampede.
Buenos Ay res. Aug. 15. Paraguayan
insurgent vessels have passed Angos
tura, where they served out arms.
Military officers and deputies are es
caping to join the revolutionists. The
government declares its determination
to suppress the revolutionary move
ment. Squadron to Go to Gibraltar.
Washington. Aug. 15. The Ameri
can European squadron left Smyrna
today for Gibraltar.
Battleship Sunk and Two
Cruisers Badly Damaged.
FLEE TO NORTHWARD
Vessels of Other Fleet That
Escaped Injury Back at
Tokio, Aug. 15. A dispatch to the
admiralty from Takeshikl says Ad
miral Kamimura met the Vladivostok
squadron 20 miles from I'lsan, Korea,
at 5 o'clock Sunday morning and the
battle ended at 10:30. The Rurik sank
by the stern, the bow standing up per
pendicularly. The Japanese rescued
450 of the Rurik's crew.
The Rossia and Gromboi caught fire
several times and were heavily dam
aged. Only one Japanese ship was hit.
Two Japanese were killed and seven
!'ovlk Hcpttrtril Sunk.
Che Foo, Aug. 15. An unconfirmed
report reached here that the Russian
cruiser Novik, which left Tsing Tau
after coaling there, sun!. 40 miles from
Attacked at Aualmnnban.
Liao Yang, Aug. 15. The Japanese
are preparing to make an attack on
the Russian position at Anshanshan
and vicinity. The Russian's strategi
cal positions, however, are considered
Washington, Aug. 15. The Ameri
can consul at Nagasaki reports that
COO survivors of the cruiser Rurik
have arrived at the island of Sasebo.
Che Foo. Aug. 15. That a general
land and naval attack was made on
Port Arthur today in indicated by in
formation from an authoritative but
not diplomatic quarter.
Itnck to Port Arthur.
Junks arriving today state that five
Russian warships anil seven torpedo
boat destroyers returned to Port Ar
thur the night of August 10.
Washington. Aug. 15. The state de
partment has received advices from
Chefoo to the effect it is reported there
was a general naval battle at Port Ar
thur begun at dawn today.
ItenulMeil Another Attack.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 15. The war
office today received a message from
(Jen. Stoessel, dated the 11th, which
reports the successful repulse of a
general assault on the Russian outer
positions at Port Arthur during the
night following the departure of the
St. Petersburg, Aug. 15. The emper
or has received the following from
Alexieff: "According to reports from
Port Arthur, the loth, the Japanese at
tacked Taku and Siachou mountains
in enormous force during the night of
the iuh and occupied them after 15
hours of fighting, on the night of the
MmultanrouM Attack Itepulacri.
"During a heavy rainstorm the Jap
aness attacked our east front, also our
whole front, simultaneously from Wolf
hills to Taku mountain, but every
where were driven back.
"The fortress has been bombarded
from the east side for four days."
Capture Port Arthur Batteries.
Berlin, Aug. 15. A Ixikal Anzeiger's
Tokio dispatch confirms the report of
heavy fighting at Port Arthur the past
few days. The Japanese have captur
ed three Russian batteries and secur
ed positions close to the inner fortifica
tions. Both sides lost heavily.
The Japanese commenced the bom
bardment from Lang mountain on the
harbor and inner defenses.
f'hlnene Attack Kallwny.
Mukden, Aug. 15. The Chinese ban
dit leaders, Kitsushan. Tulisan and
Folingo, each with 1 .'' followers, are
now in the Sinminting district moving
up the Liao river valley with the ob
ject of attacking the railway. Each
band, which was organized by the Jap
anese, is accompanied by 100 Japanese
with mountain guns.
China Demand Itentoratlon.
Washington, Aug. 15. Minister Con-
ger cables the state department:
"The Russian minister has sent to
the Chinese government a strong note
charging it with complicity in the
Ryeshitelni affair, charging the Chi
nese commodore with cowardice or
treason and demanding a full explana
tion, and restoration of the destroyer
with severe punishment of the com
modore. The Chinese government has
demanded from the Japanese the re
storation of the destroyer."
Protect Raaalaa Fleet.
St. Petersburg. Aug. 15. A telegram
from Kiao Chou says that a German
RUSSIAN REPORT ON
CHE FOO INCIDENT
Sc. Petersburg, Aug. 15. The
emperor has received tije following
telegram from Capt. Shestakovsky,
commander of the Russian torpedo
boat destroyer Ryeshitelni:
"On Aug. Ill arrived at Che Foo
from Port Arthur with the Ryes
hitelni, bearing important dis
patches, having effected a passage
through two blockading lines.
"According to the orders of Rear
Admiral Grigorovitch. I disarmed
the ship and lovered my flag. All
formalities were duly carried out.
"On the early morning of the
12th I was in port, when I was
piratically attacked by the Japa
nese, who had approached with two
torpedo boats and a cruiser and
who sent a party under an officer
as though to enter into pour par
lers. Not having arms to resist,
I ordered preparations to blow up
my ship .
"When the Japanese began to
hoist their flag I insulted the Japa
nese officer by striking him and
throwing him into the water. I
then ordered my crew to throw the
enemy into the sea.
"Our resistance, however, proved
unavailing and the Japanese took
possession of the boat.
"Explosions occurred in the en
gine room and in the fore part of
the vessel, but the Ryeshitelni did
not sink and was taken from port
by the Japanese. I hope they will
not be able to take it to one of
their own ports.
"My officers and crew have been
saved with the exception of an en
gineer and a stoker. Four others
wore slightly wounded.
"Naval Ensign Petroff. who re
sisted the hoisting of the Japanese
flag, received a severe blow in the
chest with the butt end of a mus
ket, causing an internal hemor
rhage. I received a wound in the
right thigh from a bullet, which
has not yet been extracted.
"The conduct of the officers and
crew was above all praise."
TURKS WIPE OUT VILLAGES
IN ARMENIAN DISTRICT
Kurds are Taking Part in the Raid
Scene Not Far From Official
Sources of Information.
Constantinople. Aug. 15.--A band of
Armenians has been attacked by Tur
kish troops in the village of Scham
irun, five hours' travel north of Bit
lis. Asiatic Turkey. Kurds are al
leged to have taken part in the attack.
Two villages are reported to have
cruiser has arrived there to prevent
the Japs from entering the harbor in
pursuit of Russian war vessels, which
had taken refuge in the harbor.
KtiMNiann Kvnciiiite I.lno VnuK.
London. Aug. 15. A dispatch to the
Evening Star from Tien Tsin says
that a report has reached there from a
Japanese source that the Russians
evacuated Liao Yang without fighting
and after burning the railway station.
KtiMxIan ShipM llloivn I p.
London. Aug. 15. A dispatch from
Wei Hai Wei says the Russian torpedo
boat destroyer Burni was beached Aug.
12 on the sou'h coast of Shantung
promontory and blown up. Three offi
cers and CO men walked from the acci
dent to Wei Hai Wei.
I In r tier Itcport.
Tokio, Aug. 15. The Russian ar
mored cruised Rurik was sunk and the
armored cruisers Gromboi and Ros
sia badly damaged in the battle with
Vice Admiral Kamimura's fleet near
the Tsu islands early yesterd y morn
ing. The fate of the crew of the Rurik
is not known. The cruiser carried
more than Too men. It is presumed
that many of them were lulled or
The Gromoboi and the Rossia, show
ing signs of being seriously damaged,
withdrew toward the north. Vice Ad
miral Kamimura cables the navy de
partment that the injuries inflicted
upon his vessels were slight.
Slshlrd at .1 O'clock A. M.
The three Russian cruisers were
sighted at 5 o'clock in the morning
attempting to pass the Tsu islands,
steaming toward the southwest. Vice
Admiral Kamimura at once steamed
out to meet the enemy and 50 minutes
later both fleets opened fire. The bat
tle continued for five hours. At the
end of that time two of the Russian
cruisers, badly crippled, turned back
and fled. The Rurik had been riddled
w-ith shells and sunk.
hip la Jap Fleet.
Vice Admiral Kamimnri's squadron
consisted of the following vessels, as
far as known here:
IWATE Armored cruiser. S.G'h
tons, four S-inch guns, 14 C inch rapid
ADSUMA Armored cruiser, 9,450
(Continued on Page Eight.)
TWO VICTIMS AT RICHVIEW
Party Take Refuge From Rain Under
Wagon, Which is Then
Rich view. 111.. Aug. 15. Two men
were killed by lightning during an
electrical storm which visited this sec
tion of Illinois late last evening, doing
groat property damage. The dead are
C. L. Coulter, a farmer near Ashley,
111., and R. 11. Stephens, of Judson,
Okla., who was visiting south of the
HefUK'e I ntlrr Wagon.
Anna. 111.. Aug. 15. Merriman
Duty was struck by lightning yester
day nfternoou and killed. He and three
other men were seeking shelter under
a wagon. The others were shocked.
HUNT FOR TREASURE
LEADS TO A WRECK
Steamer Penguin, Searching for "Kru
ger's Millions," Goes
Durban. Natal. Aug. 15. The coast
ing steamer Penguin, searching for
"Kruger's millions" alleged sunk with
the steamer Zululand three years ago,
has been wrecked and 25 persons
drowned. The boatswain was the only
TOSSES CHILD ONTO FENDER
Chicago Mother Saves Son by Pres
ence of Mind.
Chicago. Aug. 15. Only the presence
of mind of Mrs. Concetto Nanna, an
Italian, living at 1 7:1 Clark street,
saved her two-year-old child late yes
terday afternoon from beinir crushed
to death under the wheels of a north
bound Went worth avenue electric car
at the Taylor street crossing. Mrs.
Nanna was crossing the streets with
her baby in her arms and, failing to
notice the appioaching car was on the
tracks when she heard the sound of
the gong. She was struck and
knocked down, but as she fell she toss
ed the child from her arms into the
fender, where he remained uninjured
until the car was brought to a stand
still. Mrs. Nanna was carried to her
home and a physician summoned. She
was cut about the head and body, but
her injuries will not prove fatal.
PARKER RESTS OVER SUNDAY
Goes to the Winnisook Club in the
Winnisook Lodg". N. Y., Aug. 15.--Alton
B. Parker spent last night
at the Winnisook club 2,70 feet above
the sea level, at the fxjt of Slid
mountain, which is the highest point
in the Catskills. The club was or
ganized about. 20 j ears ago for. pur
poses of hunting, fishing, and social
recreation, and Mr. Parker was its
first president. Mr. Parker himself
drove the two seated wagon up the
mountain to the lodge. One group of
boys had their cameras, but would not
believe that the ordinary looking man
driving Was actually a nominee for
president of the United States.
NEW WORK FOR STATE CONVICTS
Illinois Prisoners Will Be Employed
Making School Books.
Joliet, III., Aug. 15. Warden Murphy
states a plan is under way to employ
convicts in the manufacture of school
books on a large scale. Under the
state law, it 1s said, books will be fur
nished to the public at cost.
Man Drowns Near Friends.
Springfield, 111.. Aug. 15. William
Rodgers, an employe of a traveling
show, was drowned while bathing in
the Illinois river in the presence of
the other members of the company,
who thought he was joking when he
shouted for help.
Jealous, Used a Horsewhip.
Evans ville, Ind.. Aug. 15. Mrs. Dav
id Mills, wife of the probation officer,
went, to the home of Mrs. Charles
Stone, a widow, and gave her a severe
horsewhipping, being Jealous of her.
Both women were arrested.
Delmar Equals Record.
New York, Aug. 15. Major Delmar,
champion trotting gelding, equaled the
world's record. 2:u2,'l, held by Cre
sceus, at the Empire track Saturday af
ternoon in an exhibition with a runner
on each side, but none in front.
Dubuque is Launched.
New York, Aug. 15. The gunboat
Dubuque was successfully launched to
day at Morris Heights. She was chris
tened by Miss Margaret Treadway of
New Pest Damages Corn Crop.
Areola, III., Aug. 15. A soft, green
bug never before seen here is preying
on the corn fields and doing serious
damage. The long continued drought
will cut the yield considerably.
ment Opens at
Number Will be Doubled for the
Big Parade Tomor
row. Boston, Aug. 15. The SSth annual
encampment of the G. A. R. was for
mally opened today under auspicious
conditions. There were 15 events
scheduled today, the principal of which
was a parade of the union ex-prison-
ers of. war. A conservative esti
mate of the people in the city is
placed at 100,000 which is likely to
be doubled for the big parade tomor
row. All u.llinrIcM tit Kiicnnipiiient.
In connection with the annual meet
ings of the Grand Army the annual
gatherings of the National Woman's
Relief corps, the National Daughters
of Veterans, the National Sons of Vet
erans, the National Ladies' Aid so
ciety, auxiliary to the Sons of Veter
ans: the National Ladies of the O. A.
R.. the National Army Nurses' associ
ation, the National Association of Na
val Veterans and the National Associ
ation of ex-Prisoners of War are be
Two tllic I'uriitlcH.
The meetings and reunions of these
various organizations will continue un
til Saturday. The feature of the week
will be the parade of Grand Army men
Tuesday, when it is expected that
from 20,oni to 4i,0(M veterans will bo
in line. Another parade looked for
ward to with interest is that arranged
for tomorrow to mark the opening of
This parade will be made up of
about 1,000 Sons of Veterans of Mas
sachusetts, the membeis of the as
sociations of the ex prisoners of war,
Mexican war veterans, the state na
val brigade, the League of Spanish
War Veterans, marines and Jackics
from the United States warships
now in the harbor and several regi
mental associations making about 5,
DID NOT END SPORT
Potomac Kegatta Completed In Spite
of Drowning of Ten
NAPTHA LAUNCH OVERTURNED
Recovery of Bodies Carried on Before
Spectators of the Water
Washington, D. C, Aug. 15. Ten
persons were drowned Saturday after
noon by fhecapsizing of a naptha launch
on the Potomac river, off Georgetown,
during the annual Potomac regatta.
Four of the occupants of the launch
escaped. All were from Washington.
A. J. !'. isk. ,
J. UKORfiK SMITH.
CHAULKS h HUMS;K. ';
j. Mi:ui5i:i:T coatks.
MItS. LI 'LI DHVKIK.
BKKTIIA si:li:.'h. i
n i:li;x moohk.
Cot lii The Way.
During the first race the launch
got in the. way of the eight-oared shells
and it was ordered out of the way.
There was some show of resentment
at the order and the launch headed for
the bank, but miscalculated the course.
Striking a strong undertow, caused by
a mill race, it rocked for a moment,
and. as the passengers rushed to tho
side, it turned turtle.
I'lrnaurr .ot Ktopped.
Only a few of the thousands that
lined the bank saw the accident. Many
Hiiectators protested against the con
tinuance of the racing, but the sport
continued. Cheering for the compet
ing crews as they passed the scene of
the tragedy and shrill whistles of
pleasure crafts continued while the
bodies of the unfortunate victims were
grappled for, dragged Into view and
sent to the police station.
Bars up Against Cholera.
St. Petersburg. Aug. 15. The Offi
cial Messenger announces the closing
of the land frontier of Trans-Caspian
territory owing to the prevalence of,
cholera in Persia and Afghanistan.