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VOL. I.IV. XO. 219.
THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 1003.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
RUSSIA'S PERIL GREATEST SINCE 1825;
FEW DAYS WILL DECIDE ERROR'S FATE
AMERICAN SQUADRON ARRIVES AT
CHERBOURG FOR BODY OF PAUL JONES
Imposing Exchange of National Compliments Takes
Place in Harbor French Port Deco
rates in American Colors.
WALLACE ON T!
Discipline of Troops Alone
Left to Uphold
CAPITAL IS ALARMED
Wave of Rebellion Spreads
Through All Parts of
Washington, June 30. American
Consul Henan cablet at 2:35 this af
ternoon: "The firing soon ceased. The
fleet arrived at noon. The Kniaz Po
temkine surrendered at once without
firing a shot."
St. Petersburg, June 30. Not since
the unsuccessful insurrection in De
cember, 1825. when a portion of the
guard regiments joined in an attempt
to set up a republic in Russia, has the
situation of the autocracy and the Ro
manoff dynasty been tw serious. Nev
ertheless, the crisis may be passed in
ajew days. Either open revolt will by
that timyJ e stamped out, or the flames
will h . -d iossibly beyond hope
of cont1. -
krutrr llur at Ottra.
At the admiralty it is said Rear Ad
miral Kruger's squadron is expected to
arrive at Odessa during the day. No
explanation for the delay of the squad
ron's sailing from Sebastopol nor of
the nature of Kruger's orders. It is
admitted, although great reticence is
manifested, that at 9 o'clock last night
the Kniaz Potemkine was firing upon
the city. The admiralty thinks the
mutinous crew was probably drunk.
Mure Troop Nrat.
The authorities believe the troops
now at Odessa are an unreliable regi
ment of dragoons, and a brigade of ar
tillery has been sent there from Kher
son. The troops bhould have arrived
at Odessa this morning. With these
reinforcements and the city under mar
tial law, it is believed the military
governor will be strong enough to at
tempt to suppress the rioters by force.
The plan Is believed to be for the
troops to crush the disorders in the
city while Kruger's squadron holds the
entrance of the harbor.
Will Ket Klre urn Ship.
It is apparently questionable wheth
er Kruger will engage the Kniaz Po
temkine if he refuses to surrender, as
tiring upon the vessel might be a dan
gerous test for the sailors on txiard his
Bhips. Resides it would involve the
necessity of the det ruction of the
battleship costing several millions, and
damage to the city . Admiral Skryd
loff's plan of starving out the mutinous
crew is more likely to be followed.
Leave Odeiuui f
St. Petersburg, June CO. The battle
ship Pwteinkine. according to official
advice received from the governor of
the province in which Odessa is situ
ated, left Odessa early this morning
for an unknown destination.
Itoae fcy 2w Mea.
The official version put an entirely
new light on it. It is claimed the mu
tiny on the Poteiuklne was the result
of a plot concocted by 20 sailors who
were members of a revolutionary or
ganization. Complaints against the
food were pretexts. (
Klrrl IleKlaa Blockade.
Ixmdon. June 30. A private cable
received at London this evening says
the Black sea squadron arrived off
Odessa nnd then returned tintil the
vessels could be seen off the horizon,
where they are now motionless.
Ura Petroleaa Tanks.
Rcrlin, June 30. An Odessa dis
patch today says: "Mobs estimated at
12,ihu attacked troops in the streets
yesterday and fighting continued into
the night. Several hundred persons
were killed or wounded. Hospitals
are crowded. The petroleum reser
voirs were set on fire and exploded.
All traffic in the streets is stopped.
The volunteer cruiser Saratoff was
OFFICIAL REPORTS AT
WASHINGTON VARY ON
EXTENT OF SLAUGHTER
Washington, June 30. A dispatch
received at the state department over
night from Consul Henan, at Odessa,
tays in substance:
"Six officers of the Potemklne were
killed, eight liberated, and all the re
mainder are prisoners. The harbor fs
largely destroy ed by fire. Fifty riot
er were killed and many Russian
-The boat Is firing on the town. No
AaUiudor Mr jew Wire.
A cablegram received from Ambas
eador Meyer, at St. Petersburg, says:
"information from Odessa is that 00
PREPARE FOR WAR
Cronstadt, June 30. The mutiny of
sailors is over, though the strike of
workmen continues. There were no
St. Petersburg. June 20. A sensa
tional report is current that 8.000 im
perial sailors, together with workmen
at the yards and docks of the naval
port of Cronstadt, have refused to
work, and practically a state of mu
tiny exists there.
St. Petersburg, June 30. The mu
tiny of sailors at Cronstadt is confirm
ed. One of the officers was killed.
The situation is reflected by an all
around slump on the bourse today.
MOLINE THEATRE NEARER
License Issued for Incorporation of
Springfield. 111.. June 30 (Special.)
The secretary of s-tate today issued
a license to incorporate to the Moline
Theatre company of Moline. The capi
tal stock is $".0,000. The object is to
operate an amusement enterprise. The
incorporators are, Charles P. Skinner,
Elmer E. Morgan and William A.
rioters have been killed. The harbor
is largely destroyed by fire and the
battleship Is firing on the town. The
fleet has not arrived."
J,ondon. June 30 A dispatch from
Odessa today says:
"Since midnight the Russian battle
ship Kniaz Potemkine has established
a blockade of the port in regard to all
steamers Hying the Russian flag. No
one is allowed to enter or depart."
Hviubirdmrul II arm lean.
A dispatch from Odessa to Lloyd's,
dated today, says the city is quiet. A
telegram sent from Odessa at 10 this
morning to shipowners says the .bom
bardment which commenced yesterday
evening was not serious. A renewal
was threatened this morning.
Xlae Ship Ilnraed.
Odessa, June 30. I'p to the present
time nine ships have been burned.
St. Petersburg, June So. A dispatch
filed at Odessa last evening and re
ceived here this morning says the
Kniaz Potemkine was then opening
fire upon the ln.rt. Six officers of the
battleship were murdered by the mu
tineers, and eight have been liberated.
ot Allowed to Trial Newa.
St. Petersburg, June fly. Newspa
pers are not allowed to print a word of
the dispatches regarding the revolt of
sailors, but several of them in a round
aboiit fashion have sueeeded in hinting
at startling developments. Considera
ble nervousness prevails among the
upper ( lasses at St. Peteresburg. Many
are hastily preparing to go abroad.
Mfjfr t onltg Haute.
Ambassador Meyer's family leaves
St. Petersburg tomorrow for the Uni
ted States. The trip was arranged
long ago and is not connected with re
Bucharest. June 30. A dispatch
from Kishlneff says Gen. Czernotuckl.
chief of the Res Arabian genilarmle.
was murdered in his residence at Kish
lneff. A general strike has broken cut
at Kishineffff. The town is occupied
UUtrlet or Klalaad Abolished.
St. Petersburg, June 30. The strike
at Voznesensk. province of Vladimir,
continues. The town resembles a mil
itary camp. The military council has
decided to abolish the Finland military
district, and the post of commander-in-chief
of troops In Finland is suppress
ed. Hereafter it will be incorporated
In the St. Petersburg military district,
f Bar ( alia It War.
St. Petersburg. June 3". The em
peror ha issued the following ukase
addressed, to the ruling senate:
"In order to guarantee public safety
and to terminate the disorders at Odes
sa and neighboring localities we have
found It necessary to declare a state
jf war in Odessa and district and to
rvest the commander of the troops in
the military district of Odessa with
he rights of military authority and
special rights of civil administration
for the defense of order and public
BEST RECORD EVER
MADE BY SHOOTERS
Indianapolis. June CO. In the grand
American handicap shoot. R. R. Bar
ber, of Paulina, Iowa, was today ac
corded the diamond medal, with a rec
ord of S9 out of a possible 100. This
is the best record ever made in the
Battle With 5,000 Sail
ors in Mutiny at
BAD FOOD THE CAUSE
Artillery Attacks Them and
Surrounds Them in
Libau, June CO. About 4,000 mutin
ous sailors are surrounded in a small
place near this port by infantry and
reinforced by machine guns. A thous
and of the mutineers have already
surrendered and given up their arms.
The mutiny started Wednesday night,
when sailors of the 1st equipage, as
the naval units are known in Russia,
revolted because the food was bad.
They were Joined immediately by the
Cth. 9th. 13th and 15th equipages 5.
Ooo blue jackets in all.
The guard at first tried to oppose
them, killing one and wounding seven,
but the sailors got the upper hand.
They seized the guard house, and
broke open the stores, securing arms
and ammunition. Pandemonium fol
lowed throughout the night. The mu
tineers wrecked the barracks, attacked J
the quarters of tne officers and fired
volleys at random until morning.
Drive lato Wood.
The city was terrorized when troops
and artillery arrived Thursday. All en
trances to the city were closed, and
gradually the sailors were driven into
a wood, which they have since held.
Machine Gain Ham.
Much firing, mingled with the hum
ming of machine guns, has been heard,
but as everyone is forced by the police
to keep off the streets and away from
the jtost some distauce below town.
nothing definitely is known except that
a thousand mutineers have surrender
ed. Spread Proelnmatlona.
Revolutionary agents have seized
the opportunity to distribute proclama
tions from house to house.
LUCIFER EDITOR TO PRISON
Moses Harman Sentenced to Peniten
tiary for One Year,
Chicago. June CO. Moses Harman.
editor and publisher of Kucifer, a bi
weekly paper, at 5no Fulton street.
was sentenced yesterday to one year
at hard labor In the penitentiary by
Judge I.andis in the United States
district court. A jury recently found
Mr. Harman guilty of sending Improp
er literature through the mails.
CRUISER SHOWS GREAT SPEED
Charleston on Its Official Trial Run
Makes an Average of 22.3 Knots.
Proviiwetown. Mass.. June Co. The
cruiser Charleston on its official trial
run yesterday made an average speed
of 22.3 knots- an hour. It exceeded its
contract requirement by .3 knots.
APPROACH AN AGREEMENT
French Issue Statement Relating to
Paris, June 30. The council of min
isters went over the Franco-German
negotiations today and a communica
tion was issued saying they were satis
factorily progressing toward an agree
ment. YALE BARELY WINS
RACE FROM HARVARD
Two Boats Together During Almost
New London. Conn., June 30. Yale
added another victory to her record
yesterday afternoon after a struggle
with the Harvard "varsity crew which
veteran oarsmen pronounce the most
desperately contested four-mile race
ever rowed over the New Iondon
course. For three miles of the four
there was hardly a moment when open
water showed between the two shells
Every inch of the long stretch was
bitterly contested, and at the finish
Harvard spurted so gamely that the
crimson boat shot over the line little
more than half a length behind the
blue. Yale's time was 22:ZZi and
Holiday for Rural Carriers.
Washington.-June CO. By order of
Postmaster General Cortelyou. rural
carriers will be granted a holiday
Cherbourg. June CO. The American
squadron, commanded by Rear Ad
miral Sigsbee. consisting of the armor
ed . cruiser Brooklyn (flagship), and
protected cruisers Chattanooga, Taco
ma and Galveston, which is to convey
the body of Admiral Paul Jones to the
United States, arrived here at 9 this
morning and was greeted with a roar
of guns from the land forts and war
ships and dipping of flags on board all
vessels in the harbor. A thick mist
overhung the sea, preventing the sema
phores registering the approach of the
American ships until they were near
the outer harbor.
A pvea mnee Improving;.
The squadron presented a handsome
EQUITABLE OFFICERS RETURN PROFITS
Hasten to Get Rid of lll-Gotten Gains of Hyde Syndicate De
pew's Fat Retainer Cut Off.
New York, June CO. It was an
nounced at the office of Chairman Mor
ton today that II. C. Demlng, president
of the Mercantile Trust company, and
Valentine P. Snyder, president of the
National Bank of Commerce, have re
turned to the Equitable society their
respective shares in the profits of the
syndicate known as the "James H.
Hyde and Associates.
l'at ltetalaera t ut Off.
New York, June CO. Chairman
Paul Morton of the Equitable Life As
surance society announced yesterday
that Senator Chauncey M. Depew had
been notified that his annual retainer
New York, June CiJ Charged with
burning the word "fakir" across the
chest of an immigrant while adminis
tering thermo-rautery treatment for
Federal Grand Jury Gets Inside
Information About Beef
MAY INDICT OVER SCORE
Testimony of W. D. Miles, Confidential
Agent of Armour &. Co., on
Chicago, June 30. New evidence.
said to be sufficient "to indict 2: beef
trust heads and employes." for viola
tion of the Sherman act. was furnished
to the federal grand jury yesterday. It
was reported that the witness previ
ously had reported what he knew to
President Roosevelt and Attorney Gen
Wmm Con fl deal la I Agent.
The evidence was given by V. D.
Miles, until a year and a half ago a
confidential employe of Armour & Co..
in Kansas City. He is said to have act
ed as the representative of Armour &
Co.. in the secret conferences between
the packers which were held in Chica
go and Kansas City after the Grosscup
injunction was issued. After leaving
the company in a fit of rancor he re
lated the details of these meetings. He
told what men were there, and where
they met. His only condition was that
J. Ogden Armour should be held
blameless in the matter.
Secoad Time Before Jory.
This information came to light
when Miles appeared before the grand
jury for the second time, after which
he held a long confertnee with Dis-tri-t
PLEAD FOR RECOGNITION
Twenty Thousand Norwegians Send
Petition to President.
. Chicago, June 30. A petition has
been forwarded to President Roose
velt signed by nearly 20,ooo Norweg
ians residing in or near Chicago, ask
ing recognition of the new government
Deaths From Yellot Fever.
Washington, June 30. lovernor Ma
goon of Panama ha announced two
new cases of yellow fever In the canal
lone John F. Fabian, American, em
ploye. Cristobal, and William J.
Thompson, also an employe, Culebra.
The governor re;ort the death of Se
bastian F. Bareto and Mr. Woodbury.
appearance as it approached, with the
Brooklyn leading the iine. Batteries
at the arsenal fired a welcoming sa
lute of 21 guns, to which the four Amer
ican vessels answered, gun for gun.
The squadron anchored in the inner
harbor at a point designated by Ad
miral Bessen. commander of the port.
The aspect of the harbor was strik
ingly beautiful. Vessels of all kinds
were in the harbor bedecked with the
full complement of colors, in which
the American flag predominated. The
quays were alive with people and
houses fronting the harbor were made
bright with bunting, including many
of $20,000 as special counsel for the
Equitable would be discontinued July
1; also that a similar notification had
been sent to David B. Hill in regard to
his retainer of $."1,000 a year. Morton
also announced the discont Inuanco of
the pension of $l,ooo a month paid to
George II. Squire who was a member
of the board of directors up to last
Wednesday, when he resigned.
Mentioned In Itepwrt.
Senator Depew and Mr. Hill are
among the lawyers mentioned by the
state superintendent's report as re
celving annual retainers from the
neuralgic pains. Dr. Dubois Hunt, an
interne in Gouvcneur hospital, has
been dismissed from the institu
tion. FIGHTING CEASES
Armistice Between Oyama and
Linevitch is Latest
Washington, June CO. It is under
stood here on good authority negotia
tions are in progress in Manchuria for
an armistice, which, it is believed, will
be drawn up by Linevitch nnd Oyama.
St. Petersburg. June CO. News from
the front indicates military operations
have suddenly come to a standstill.
Tokio. June CO. The Russian bat
tleship Peres vlet, sunk at Port Arthur,
was successfully floated by the Jajs
MORE REVENUE COLLECTED
Increases for This Year in Peoria Dis
trict is $700,000.
Peoria. 111., June Co. The close of
the fiscal year will show an increase
in internal revenue rereijMs of about
$700,ooo. Figures show an increase of
$49S,72 over those for the year end
ing June 30. 1901. It is estimated that
the collections of yesterday and today
will swell the Increase to $7t",00o.
GUARDS COME OFF
Mayor Dunne Holds Rioting in Team
sters' Strike is Practically
Chicago. June Co. Whether the
teamsters' strike , officially ended by
next Monday or not the police guards
are to be taken off the wagons of the
strike-affected firms in the business
district. Mayor Dunne made the deci
sion today, believing the rlo'ing L
practically over and that the system of
"guarding the routes' to the freight
depot and other centers of trade will
prove sufficient to preserve order.
Judge Calhoun at Oyster Bay.
Oy.-.ter Bay, June 30. Among the
president's visitors today was Judge
Calhoun, of Danville, 111., who called
on personal matters.
New Road in State.
Springfield. IM., June Co. The Cin
cinnati. Hamilton & Dayton Railroad
company was licensed today to Incor
porate in Illinois. The capital fctoek
in Illinois is $v),0GO.
GAMS HAVE CINCH
Find Unique Way With Aid of
Science to Defy the
ON LAKE MICHIGAN TO BET
Race Reports Received By Wireless
in Three States Authorities
Chicago. June CO. Flirting saucily
with the boundary lines of three states,
in the middle of Lake Michigan, and
snatching horse race results out of the
air simultaneously from two states, to
the tune of chinking coin, laughing
gamblers and swearing police that
was the steamer City of Travels.
America's first wireless floating pool
room, on her initial public trip yester
JurlMtltrt Ion I'aoertala.
"No one can tell during any given
race, or at the laying of any given bet.
whether the ship is in Indiana or Mi
chigan waters or at the meeting place
of Indiana, Michigan and Illinois, or
whether the wireless results are com
ing from the station at Chicago or Mi
chigan City," declared "Bud" White.
Harry Perry and John Ryan, represent
ing the operating syndicate, as the offi
cial caller held his ear to the telephone
which connected with the wireless op
erator on deck and shouted: "They're
off at Sheepshead Bay."
I'irxt of Kluil.
It was the first race ever called from
flashes sent to a ship by wireless tele
graphy. and it was the beginning of a
reign of bliss for Chicago gamblers,
according to the authorities" own ad
missions. The boat's owners are believed to
have "pulled off" the smartest gam
bling trick yet seen in Chicago, and
Chief of Police O'Neill said last night
that under an opinion rendered yester
day by Assistant Corporation Counsel
Sexton the city is powerless to inter
fere. The jurisdiction of Illinois doos
not extend into Michigan or Indiana j
waters, while there is no federal sta
tute prohibiting gambling 011 federal
waters, so that it is believed the gam
blers have outwitted the authorities.
IMnn nrefullr VI arte.
The tactics adopted yesterday had
been carefully considered. Acting on
the advice of Attorney C. K. Kremer,
an expert on admiralty law, the ship
was taken to a point 22 miles south
east qf Chicago. It has been found
that at thi.- iioint in the middle of the
lake, just half-way between Michigan
and Illinois, and lo miles north of In
diana, that the waters of the three
NEW LAWS IN EFFECT
IN ILLINOIS TOMORROW
County Offices Will Close at 5 Instead
of 6 Other Important
A large number of new laws enacted
by the last legislature go into effect
tomorrow. Due of these of particular
interest to county employes requires
the closing of county offices at 5 each
afternoon instead of at C as has been
done In the past. Among other enact
ments of the legislature effective to
morrow are the following:
Requiring the employment of shot
firers by mine operators and describ
ing the method of blasting.
Requiring the equipment of railroad
cars with safety appliances and creat
ing the office of state inspector of
safety appliances, to be. filled by the
railroad and warehouse commission
within CO days.
Providing that a nonresident may
not become an administrator of es
Preventing the shooting of live birds
in contests of skill
Revising the delinquent children
acts; providing for the appointment of
probation officers by the circuit court
judges: punishing persons responsible
for the delinquency of children; pro
viding for the state visitation of child
rea placed In homes.
Establishing a new convict labor
Slides to Death.
Missouri Valley. Iowa. June .".o Be
fore a thousand spectator. yesterday
afternoon Mrs. George Matthews,
while attempting a "slide for ufe" feat
at the racetrack, fell to the ground, a
distance of fully SI feet, receiving
probably fatal Injuries.
JOHN D. GIVES VAST
SUM FOR EDUCATION
New York, June CO. At a meeting
of the" general education lonrd heM
today a gift of $10,(o0.00O was an
nounced from John D. Rockefeller.
The fund is to be an endowment for
higher education In the United States.
Honor for Former Rock
SALARY TO BE $30,000
Takes Charge at Once and
Abandons Philippine Trip
Place for Darling.
Washington. June 30. It is under
stood John F. Stevens, of Chicago, for
merly fourth vice president of the Rock
Island railway, has been selected as
chief engineer of the Panama canal.
Later. Secretary Taft announced
Stevens' appointment, which takes ef
fect immediately. Stevens constructed
the Rocky mountain division of the
Great Northern road. He has had ex
tended experience in projection, con
struction, operation and management
of large enterprises.
Salary Will He K.KMMMI.
Stevens salary will be $30,000. He
is not a member of the Isthmian canal
commission. His proposed trip to the
Philippines with Secretary Taft as the
government's railway expert has been
V. . DarllnK Sueeeetla.
Washington. June CO. W. A. Dar
ling, of Chicago .connected with the
Rock Island, has been tendered the ap
pointment to succeed J. F. Stevens in
the work of railway construction in
YVallnre Turned Hum a f
New York. June CO. President Rel
mont today denied that John F. Wal
lace has been or will be engaged by
the Interhorough Rapid Transit com
pany. REMARKABLE TEST
OF AIRSHIP MADE
Knabenshue Sails Three Miles Against
Wind and Re
turns. Toledo, Ohio. June CO. One of the
most remarkable flights ever made in
an airship was performed today by A.
R. Knabenshue who sailed through the
air, a distance or three miles, and land
ed on top of a lo-story office building
In 25 inimite.s from the time of start
ing and then returned to the depot
from which he started. A light wind
was blowing from the east. Knubeii
shue sailed the craft directly in th
face of the wind.
A WARLIKE MOVE
Mobilize Almost Entire Army and
Start It for Swedish
Stockholm. June ::o. A telegram
from Trondhjem to the Jamtlands
Posten announces that almost the en
tire Norwegian army has been mobil
ized and that three classes of con
scription are armed ami in training.
On Tuesday night 2.O00 infantry mov
ed towards the Swedish boundary.
Sixty-five cars and two fugiuex were
sent south from Trondhjem to assist
in the movement of troops.
By Interurban Route.
Since the I. &. I. interurban between
Davenport and Clinton has been in op
eration It has become the fashion for
couples In the tri-eitles desiring to hv
wedded without the knowledge of their
friends to slip away to the u-rlver
town by thii convenient route and have
the job done while waiting for the next
car. The latent to steal away to this
gretna green were Fred Nell and Ml--
N'eta Tsc-hohl. both registering from
Rock Island, whose marriage took
Fire Destroys Alaskan Town.
Seattle , Was., June Co. The town
of Metlakahtla, on the southeastern
coast of Alaska, probably has been de
Ktroyed by fire. The officers of the
steamer Cottage City, arriving from
the north, reports that the place was
burning the night of June 20. The town
is on an Island near Ketchikan.
High Dive Breaks Boy's Neck.
Monticello. Iowa, June CO. Harry
Egan. II year old, broke his neck by
striking the river bottom whll div
ing. He and other hoys were diving
from the railings of a bridge about 30
feet high. He jump4-d too far out and
struck a sand bar. Death was Instantaneous.