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VOL. LIV. NO. 26.
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Russian Destroyer Runs
Blockade With Dis
patches. THEN SENT TO BOTTOM
Officers Declare Port Arthur is
Prepared to Easily Hold
Out a Year.
Chefoo. Nov. 6. The Russians have
blown up the torpedo boat destroyer
The Rastropny was blown up by her
commander in the harbor of Chefoo af
ter having eluded the blockade of Port
Arthur and succeeded in filing dis
patches from Cen. Stoessel to St. Pe
tersburg. It is presumed she was de
stroyed in order to prevent the Japan
ese from cutting her out as they did
l)lPT( IIP.O WERE IMFORTAttT.
A dispatch from St- Petersburg says
the dispatches filed by the vessel's
commander at Chefoo have reached
there, but their character has not been
divulged. It is surmised from the fact
that a serviceable vessel was removed
from Port Arthur and exposed to a
large risk of destruction or capture,
that dispatches she bore are of great
LAST MAX LIT KlUE.
The Russians, with the exception of
one man, left the destroyer during the
afternoon. This last man lit fuses and
blew the vessel up. There were three
dull explosions. Almost simultaneous
ly the Rastoropny sunk and settled on
It is impossible at present to secure
an explanation of the action of the
Russians, but it is believed they were
determined not to allow a repetition of
the Ryeshitelni incident.
Chefoo. Nov. 16. The Associated
press learned authoritatively tonight
that the Rastoropony carried sealed
orders providing that, unless there
rame a highly favorable opportunity to
escape, the vessel would be blown up.
Sufficient powder for this purposo
was secreted before the destroyer left
Vraarl Waa Waatrd.
The Japanese consul says the Rus
sians wasted their vessel, as the Rye
shitelni incident would not have been
repeated. Two Japanese torpedo boat
destroyers were seen at the mouth of
the harbor tonight their presence un
doubtedly hastened the action of the
Russians in blowing up the Rastoro
pny. The Japanese consul says nine of
the Russian crew came ashore with
their rifles, against which action he
has protested to the authorities.
Katie WraM Oiaaraa.
Chefoo, Nov. 1C. The captain of the
Ruin torpedo boat destroyer Ka
toropny which put into the harbor ear
ly today has notified the Chinese au
thurifies he wlil disarm. It is believed
this decision was arrived at after com
municating with St. Petersburg.
UKrwrl Aka laatnMflaaaf
It Is rumored that Rastoropny
brought a dispatch from Gen. Stoessel
asking St. Petersburg for instructions
as to whether he should continue to
hold out. awaiting relief, or make im
mediate arrangements with the Jap
anese for surrender upon the mot ad
vantaxeous terms possible. The rumor
cannot be confirmed.
Saw immmmrwe ftalaa.
The commander of the Rastoropny
In an interview said: "I left Port
Arthur at midnight in a blinding snow
norm. The boat navigated through all
the dangers of floating mines without
a tuibap. On reaching the open sea
we saw a Japanese cruiser and some
torpedo boats in the distance, but we
steamed rapidly through the storm
with lights extinguished and passed
them unnoticed. We reached Chefoo
without a mishap of any kind."
i Mllrirf at Part Art bar.
The commander was optimistic with
reference to Port Arthur. He declared
all forts remained in Russian bands
and the garrison was confident and
In high spirits.
Merely Carries Dlaaatrkea. ,
Commander Pelem added the de
stroyer's object was simply to carry
dispatchers. The other Russian ships
remained at Port Arthur.
The Rastoropny, being one of the
fastest Russian vessels, soon but dis
tanced her pursuers and entered Che
foo with music box playing a spright
ly air and the savory odor of break
fast steak apparently testifying to the
act that Port Arthur still enjoys
ORDER PACIFIC FLEET TO
KEEP PEACE AT PANAMA
United States Will Watch
and Prevent Them From Doing
Washington. Nov. 16. In fear of Im
minent riot and revolution In the re
public of Panama, this government has
ordered the whole Pacific squadron to
halt at Panama, and has cabled per
emptory orders to Capt. Merriam. com
manding the "Dixie" at Colon, to uti
lize all of his forces, "including ma
rine." to aid the present government
In crushing the outbreak. Capt. Mer
riam Is also directed to communicate
the orders to the four hundred ma
rines on the isthmus.
The Pacific squadron arrived at Pan
ama yesterday and the orders were
sent to its commanding officer. Admir
al Goodrich, to stay there till further
Most of the dispatches were sent in
cipher. These orders were the result
of a request from the state department,
DATE OF CLOSING
FAIR IS POSTPONED
Plans Made to Keep Exposition Open
During Good Weather at
St. Louis. Nov. 1C. The world's fair
will not close Nov. 30. the date fixed
by congress, and the officials hope it
will be allowed to run as lung as the
weather will permit. This became evi
dent, when it was announced that the
time of the air ship contests had been
extended to Dec. 5. and when Secre
tary Stevens said it was hoped the
government would not object to open
gates as long as possible. The ad
mission for the added period probably
will be 23 cents.
TURNS ON FAMILY
WITH GUN IN COURT
Chicago Man Arraigned for Peace Dis
turbance Ends Case With
i p ai m
Chicago, Nov. 16. While being ar
raigned in court today on a charge of
family disturbance Charles Shyck. a
saloonkeeper, fired a revohf r several
times at his wife and child and then
committed suicide. The child wan
slightly wounded. Mrs. Shyck fainted
but was unhurt.
fresh meat. The destroyer sped in
like an arrow at 6:20 a. m.. and an
chored a few hundred yards abaft the
United States cruiser New Orleans.
t'hlaeae OOIeer Abaard.
The Chinese cruiser Hal Yung raised
steam within 30 minutes ana came
cluse to the Rastoropny. Capt. Ching
boarded her and held a brief confer
ence with Commander Pelem.
Ensign Wainwright. Rear Admiral
Polger's aid. boarded the Rastoropny
immediately but he and Capt. Ching
were not Invited to enter the Rastoro
pny's cabin although the blizzard war.
cutting their faces.
C aa Star Tweaty-Kaar Iloara.
Ching notified Pelem that 24 hours
was the limit of time he could remain
around at Chefoo after which the Ras
toropny would be compelled to disarm.
While delivering this ultimatum the
Russian sailors, who seemed to be
healthy and care free, continued greas
ine the toroedo tubes, which were
IlUaafcaea Take A -Bare.
Following the conference with Ching
the Rastoropny was moved farther in.
to the old anchorage of the torpedo
boat destroyed Ryeshitelni. where the
Russian consul boarded the Rastoro-
Dnv and brought her dispatches ashore,
The Russian officers are all reticent.
but they say the condition of Port Ar
thur is as good as it was two months
ago. They also deny the report that
the Russian cruiser Bayan has been
sunk, though they admit a shell dam
aged her engines, which are being re
Mary Had Beea RrhrarMtL
Russian cruisers come out of Port
Arthur daily, the battleships remaining
in the harbor. The overdrawn optlm
ism of the officers, it was asserted
ashore, made it obvious their story was
rehearsed before It was given to the
When correspondents were allowed
jn board the Rastoropny a quarter of (
beef was carefully placed where it was
impossible to miss seeing It. This. It
was claimed, was meant to convey the
(Continued on Page Eight.)
the news also having been communi
cated to the white house. Secretary
Morton sent the cables personally.
This was done late yesterday after
noon, and afterwards a statement was
given out at the state department that
there had been an incipient revolution
against President Amador by persons
who wanted to get hold of the balance
of the $10,000,000 paid by this govern
ment to Panama, but that the revolu
tion had been squelched summarily.
The important orders cabled yester
day afternoon indicate that the state
department later received important
dispatches which changed the aspect
of the situation.
The Pacific squadron Is composed
of the New York, Boston. Marblehead
Secretary of War Taft has been
scheduled to go to Panama on the
Columbia, accompanied by the Dol
phin. FIRE BROADSIDE
AT 0. W. STEWART
Prohibition Party Leaders' Fight
Aired in Issue of the
W. E. JOHNSON IS WRITER
Uses Strong Assertions in an Article
on "Wreck of Great
Chicago. Nov. 1C. "Strangs things
have been happening to the treasury
of the prohibition party. The cam
paign funds have been dissipated In
schemes of personal vengeance and
private gain. The extent of the loss
has not been fully ascertained. It al
most certainly will reach 15,0o0, per
The New Voice, the prohibition per
iodical, appeared today with six pages
devoted to the factional quarrel among
the party's leaders and made a savage
attack on Oliver W. Stewart, chairman
of the national committee, and on
James A. Tate, national secretary;
Rev. W. P. F. Ferguson and W. F. Mul
vihill. all well known to prohibitionists
the country over.
Oa Wreek of Campaign.
The quotation above forms the open
ing sentences of an article entitled
"The Wreck of the Great Campaign,"
written by William E. Johnson, asso
ciated with John G. Woolley in the
publication of the periodical. Another
special article Is captioned "Story of
a Suppressed Editorial." and was writ
ten by A. A. Stevens, of Tyrone. Pa.,
who is chairman of an auditing com
mittee that is soon to begin work on
an Investigation of the national chair
WILL HELP COLORADO MINERS
Question Brought Up at Meeting of
A. F. of L. at San Francisco.
San Francisco. Cal., Nov. 16. The
most important business of the early
session of the American Federation of
Labor yesterday was the report of the
executive council. It was a lengthy
document, reporting in detail the var
ious actions taken by the committee.
The report stated that it had been de
termined to assist the Colorado miners
to bring their cases before the highest
court in the land for final adjudication.
The report urges all union men to
work persistently for the passage by
congress of an anti-injunction bill, and
measures to regulate convict labor and
enforce Chinese exclusion.
Russian Fleet at Libau Departs
to Overtake Voelker
sam. Libau. Russia. Nov. 1C. The second
division of the Russian second Pacific
squadron sailed today. It Is expected
It will overtake Rear Admiral Voelker
sam's division bv wav of the Suez ran
Smallpox Scare at Capital.
Washington. Nov, 16. Following the
discovery of a case of smallpox among
the clerks in the department of com
merce and labor all the employes of
that department have been vaccinated.
Paris. Nov. 1C. The stability of the
entire cabinet is considered to be se
riously threaened by the resignation
yesterday of War Minister Andre. The
private view of some of the best in
formed persons within ministerial cir
cles is a new cabinet will be formed
in the court of the next three weeks.
It is considered certain Foreign Min
ister Delcasse will remain in the re
AND NOW PAT CROWE IS
HEARD FROM ONCE MORE
Scott County Criminal Said to Have
Reformed and Gone to
Sioux City. Nov. 1C. D. W. Connole,
president of the Anthou, Iowa, state
bank was in St. Ixiuis last week vis
iting Clarke Brenuan. traveling sales
man for Armour and company.
While there. Pat Crowe, the alleged
kidnaper of the son of E. A. Cudahy,
of Omaha, came to Brennan's house.
Brennan and Crowe were boys togeth
er on neighboring farms in Scott coun
ty, Iowa. 20 years ago.
Crowe asked for the loan of suffi
cient money to take him to Chicago;
and got it. He said that he had re
formed and expected soon to make a
settlement with the Cudahys and t
have the single indictment against
him at Omaha quashed after which he
would return to Omaha.
He is now in Chicago, according to
Connole, who told the story on his
LIBERTY BELL GOES HOME
Special Farewell Exercises Participat
ed in by Fairbanks and Cannon.
St. Ixiuis. Nov. 16. Special farewell
exercises in honor of Liberty bell,
which for several months past has
been on exhibition at the world's fair
were held today. At the conclusion
the honored relic started on its -trip
back to Philadelphia.
Vice President Elect Fairbanks and
Hon. Joseph Cannon made short ad
dresses. Fairbanks left at noon for
MEXICO HAS AN EARTHQUAKE
Volcano Slumbers and S fight
May Grow Severe.
Mexico City. Nov. 1C. Earthquake
shocks are reported from several
points In the state of Jalisco. At the
town of Autlan the .walls of several
buildings were cracked. At Manzanil-
J lo the shock lasted ten seconds, hut
no damage was done. I ne volcano
of Colima is inactive, and severe
quakes are feared, as such disturb
ances are more frequent and severe
during the volcano's Inactivity.
THE COURT HOUSE
Wins Out in Henderson County Elec
tion by a Margin of 120
Oquawka. 111., Nov. 1C. Oquawka
won the county seat iontest at an elec
tion yesterday against the town of
t rnnirhiirsf hv 120 totes. '
DEATH ENDS DRINKING RACE
Pittsburg Men Engage in Contest and
Pittsburg, Nov. 16. A whisky duel
has ended in the death of George Piatt
He and Andrew Bowman worked In
a livery siame at tzu rum avenue.
They had quarreled frequently, and
Bowman remarked to Piatt he could
drink him to death. Piatt took up the
challenge. He had drunk ten glasses
of whisky when he complained of feel
ing ill. His friends carried him to a
couch, where he died.
Washington. Nov. 16. Ambassador
Storer cabled the state department
from Vienna that the Austro-Hungar-
Ian government is willing to partici
pate In the second Hague peace con
ference called by Roosevelt.
Steamer May Be Lost
Port Huron. Mich.. Nov. 16. Fears
are felt for the safety of the steamer
Neebling. which was due Saturday.
The Neebling was bound from Port
William with grain and passed the
Soo Fridav The steamer carries a
crew of about 12.
World's Fair Loan Paid.
St. Louis, Nov. 10. The last install
ment on the federal loan of $4,600,000
made to the world's fair several
months ago, was paid into the United
States subtreasurv vesterday by the
Vehicle and Implrcnent Men Meet.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Nov. 16. The
11th annual convention of the asso-
1 elation of ImDlement and ehiele
) Manufacturers began here today.
RUSSIAN OFFICERS HERE
DRUNK AMD INCOMPETENT
Letter From Lieutenant on North Sea Fleet Gains
Publicity and Explains Why Historic
Blunder Was Made.
Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 16. Horri
ble in detail and appalling in its dis
closure of incompetency, stupidity and
drunkenness in the Russian navy is the
account of the recent sinking of the
English fishing boats by the Baltic
fleet, received indirectly from an inside
source by A. R. T. Dent, of the Minne
apolis chamber of commerce.
When the Russian fleet reached
Cherbourg, a young lieutenant wrote a
letter to his father, a wealthy St. Pe
tersburg merchant, describing the af
fair. This was shown to the Russian
correspondent of the Manchester (Eng
land) Guardian, who sent a literal
translation to his paper. The Guard
ian printed it, but first eliminated such
details as might be most offensive to
Russia. A friend of Mr. Dent saw the
original translation and sent the gist
of it to him in a letter received yester
day. From the letter there can be lit
tle doubt that the men of the Baltic
fleet were drunk and scarcely knew
Gen. Wade Reports Troops Are
Occupied Only With Garri
ARRIVES HOME ON THOMAS
Military Government Abolished
All Except the Moro Dis
San Francisco. Nov. 16. The army
transport Thomas just arrived from
Manila had on board Maj. Gen. James
F. Wade, former military commander
of the Philippines, who lately exchang
ed commands with Gen. Corbin.
Merely on tiarriaon Duty.
Wade says the troops now in the
Philippines are merely on garrison
duty and that the military government
has been ubolishel except iu the Moro
district where there is a commission
on military and civil government.
LEAVES ROMAN CATHOLIC
CHURCH FOR PROTESTANT
The Marquise Des Monstiers Merin-
velle, Formerly Mary Caldwell,
New York. Nov. 16. In a letter from
the Rome correspondent to the Associ
ated Press it is announced that the
Marquise DesMonstiers Merinvelle has
renounced the Roman Catholic creed.
The Marquise was formerly Miss Mary
Gwendolin Caldwell, who founded the
divinity college at the Roman Catholic
university at Washington some yearn
ago. In an interview the marquise
"Yes, it is true, I have left the Ro
man Catholic church, bine.e 1 have
been living in Europe my eyes have
been opened to what the church really
is, and to its anything but sanctity.
For years I have been trying to rid my
self of the subtle yet overwhelming
influence of the church, which pretends
not only to the privilege of being th;
only true church, but of being alone
able to get to heaven the sorrowful,
sinful world. At last my honest Prot
estant blood has asserted itself and I
now forever repudiate and cast off the
'yoke of Rome.'"
Ready for Unveiling.
Washington. Nov. 16. Lieut. Gen.
Von Lowenfeld and Maj. Von Schmet
tow personal representatives of Emper
or William at the unveiling of the stat
ute of Frederick the Great next Satur
day arrived in Washington last night.
Judae Parker Goes to New
York to Practice Law
New York. Nov. 16. Ex-Judge Alton
B. Parker opened a law office in the
building at 32 Liberty street, this city,
today. At the same time he announc
ed he had become a resident of this
city, that Mrs. Parker would join him turkeys for the eastern markets, are
here today, and that they would at reported to have formed a trust and
once secure a home in the city. He unanimously decided that the Thanks
said he had not entered into partner- giving fowl is worth more money this
ship with anyone and would practice year than heretofore. The present
what they were about. The letter
reads as follows:
"We knew we were out of our course
and were afraid we would run aground
somewhere. Of the crews officers and
men many, I regret to say. were in
toxicated. An alarm was given that
the admiral's flagship had grounded,
and in the confusion that followed this
report, three vessels of the rear squad
ron collided. While all was confusion
we came across what looked like a
flotilla of torpedo boats, and we opened
..Wax KuMNlan Ammunition.
Later in the night there was an ex
change of shots between our vessel
and another, and it was only when we
recognized from a small shell that
came aboard but did not explode, that
the ammunition was Russian, that we
discovered that we had been firing up
on one another. We had several men
wounded. At Cherbourg they told us
we had sunk English fishing boats and
killed many. It is a horrible business,
a most unfortunate affair."
Dr. Charles Dabney Takes Office at
Cincinnati in Presence of
Cincinnati, Nov. 16. The inaugura
tion of Charles Dabney as president
of the University of Cincinnati was
largely attended, leading educators
from all parts of the country being
Dr. Dabney in his inaugural address
discussed "Democracy and the school",
holding that the four institutions
which make for civilization are, home,
school, stato and church. "Through
discipline," he said, "of these relations
man is educated. Education in its
broad sense is the process whereby
men and nations realize their destiny
and reach the highest goal of power
Infianr.es Popular Mind Already
Wrought Up Over North
St. Petersburg, Nov. 16. Resent
ment produced by the speeches of
British ministers on the North sea in
cident, especially the assumption that
Russia has agreed to punish officers of
the Russian squadron in advance of
any findings of the commission has
been further inflamed by the speech of
Lord Selborne. first lord of the ad
miralty Nov. 14. at Bristol, on the
danger of a Russian invasion of India.
CODY BANDITS OUT AGAIN
Desperadoes Who Killed Banker Raid
Wyoming Gambling House.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Nov. 16. Th two
bandits who held up the National bank
of Cody two weeks ago and who killed
Cashier Middaugh yesterday held up
the inmates of a saloon and gambling
house at Thermopolis and secured a
large sum of money, with watches and
jewelry. The outlaws wore masks,
but were recognized. They were
mounted and escaped to the "Bad
Lands", along the Big Horn river. A
lynching is expected if they are caught.
The rewards have been increased and
additional posses will join in the
GEN. LEW WALLACE NEAR END
Indiana Soldier and Author Fails in
Last Few Weeks.
Crawfordsville, Ind., Nov. 16. In
snite of the denials that havo been
made of reports that Gen. Lew Wal
lace is in a serious condition, the fact
remains that the distinguished In
diana soldier, diplomat and author is
fast approaching the end. He has
broken greatly within the past year
and the last few weeks have tried
his weakened condition severely.
FARMERS FORM TURKEY TRUST
New Yorkers Propose to Boost Price
of Thanksgiving Fowl to 30 Cents.
Albany, Nov. 16. Warren county
farmers, who raise great numbers of
price is 23 cents, and a rise to 30 cents
Roosevelt's Ax Falls on
Federal Judges in
Frank H. Richards, United
States Marshal for Nome,
Washington. Nov. 16. President
Roosevelt has removed from office
Frank H. Richards, United States mar
shal for Nome district, Alaska, and has
requested the resignation of Judges
Alfred S. Moore, of the Nome district,
and Melville C. Brown, of Juneau dis
trict. Ilavr lleen Iavrtls;ateiL
This action is the result of an in
vestigation of the Alaska judiciary
made recently by the assistant attor
ney general day.
POSTAL CLERK INSOLENT:
IS LOOKING FOR A JOB
John B. Brownlow Became Saucy
When Asked to Make a
Washington. Nov. 16. John Brown
low who was dismissed from the pos
tal service yesterday by order of the
president, denied he refused to fur
nish the department with a detailed
statement of his receipts and disburse
ments while acting as disbursing offi
cer of the department at the St. Louis
Washington. D. C. Nov. 16. John
B. Brownlow, of Tennessee, a clerk In
the postoffice department who acted us
disbursing officer of the department et
the St. Ixmis exposition, was dismissed
from the service yesterday by order of
While Postmaster General Payne
was still alive ho wrote Brownlow di
recting that he send to the depart
ment a statement of his receipts und
disbursements. In response, Brown
low forwarded the aggregate sums of
his receipts and disbursements. Tho
postmaster general then ordered hint
to submit to the department an item
ized statement. This Brownlow de
clined to do accompanying his refusal
with statements to the postmaster gen
eral which were considered offensive.
Postmaster General Payne presented
the matter to the president who order
ed that Brownlow be dismissed from
CATASTROPHE IS PREVENTED
Prompt Work of Firemen Saves 300
Employes of New York Factories.
New York, Nov. 16. Three hun
dred men and girls employed in sev
eral manufacturing concerns in a live-
story building on the Bowery were
thrown into a panic by a fire today
but by prompt work on the part o'f
firemen and volunteer rescuers all
were taken out in safety. The building
was partially destroyed.
PRESIDENT OF LEHIGH DEAD
Dr. Brown Expires at Bethlehem, Pa.
James Coc-ney, of Missouri.
Bethlehem. Pa., Nov, 16. Dr.
Thomas M. Brown, president of Le
high university, died today at his hotim
Marshall, Mo., Nov. 16. James Coo
ney, excongressinan from the Seventh
Missouri district died at his home hero
today of pneumonia.
BOOTH-TUCKER IN FAREWELL
For Eight and a Half Year He Has
Led the Salvation Army.
New York, Nov. 16. Commander
Booth-Tucker, who for eight and a half
years has led the Salvation Army In
the United States, bade farewell tr
New York at a public meeting held In
Grand Central Palace last night. To
day be sailed on the Oceanic for Lon
don. Miss Eva Booth, who succeeds
Commander Booth-Tucker, in charge of
the American work. Is expected to ar
rive In New York at the end of the
Lexington, Ky, Nov.. 16. Col. W. C.
P. Breckinridge, former congressman
from this district, was stricken today
with apoplexy. His condition Is con
sidered serious. This Is the second at
tack during the past few weeks.
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