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VOL. LIV. NO. 221.
THE ARGUS, MONDAY, JULY 3, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ROUHIA GIVEN TASK OF
TAKING MUTINOUS CREW
Warships Ordered to Fire
On Kniaz Potem-
kine if Defied.
BATTLE IS IN PROSPECT
Russian Black Sea Fleet Dis
mantled to Prevent Fur
Odessa, July 3. The Russian torpe
do boat Emetilvy manned by a volun
teer crew has left port to search for
and attempt to torpedo the battleship
Kntaz Potemkine last reported In the
hands of its mutinous crew at Kusten
Odessa. July 2. It is estimated the
number killed during the flres and
rioting last week run as high as G.000
A far greater number were shot down,
but many bodies were incinerated.
The military commandant was today
uiioiiited by Gen. Karakozoff, gover
nor general at Odessa. Karakozoff or
dered the editors not to make the
slightest reference to the present out
break nor the strike.
Bucharest, July 3. Port authorities
at Kustenji,. Roumania, have been in
structed to call upon the 750 mutineers
aboard the Kniaz Potemkine, to land
from that vessel without arms, inform
ing them they would be treated as for
eign deserters while in Roumania.
May I'ae Force.
In the event of refusal, the Rou
manian warships are ordered to use
force. There is much excitement on
board the Potemkine on account of the
differences of opinion between the
leuders. some of whom advocate land
ing in Roumania, while others propose
a return to Russia and join the other
mutinous ships. The prefect of Kust
enji permitted a delegation of mutin-;
eers to enter the town and purchase
Sallora la Sympathy. .
The sailors report the Black sea
fleet not only did not try to capture
the Potemkine. but the crews of the
shlijs openly rejoiced when the rebel
battleship left Odessa. The crew of
the Russian gunboat Psecouapo, now
at Kustenji, met some of the crew of
the Potemkine ashore and fraternized
with them. The Potemkine is accom
panied by a Russian tori-do boat.
About 3,000 Roumanian soldiers are
being concentrated at Kustenji to meet
eventualities, and cabinet ministers
are proceeding there today to deal with
Surrridrr l Formal.
Odessa. July 3. The surrender of
the Georgi Pobiedonosetz was formally
carried out this morning. The war
ship's officers returned from the Niko
laieff, weut on board and picked out
the ringleaders of the mutiny and sev
eral of their followers all of whom
were sent ashore. A torpedo boat de
stroyer and gunboat arrived during the
night bringing Rear Admiral Chouk
nin, commands of t he Black sea fleet.
The city is quiet. Many strikers re
turned to work.
Aaataer Crew Heaela.
Kronstadt. July 3. The crew of the
Russian cruiser Minine refused to put
to sea today with other vessels of the
active squadron, alleging the age and
bad condition of the Minine prevented
her participation in gun practice and
maneuvering. The ringleaders of this
mutiny were arrested and the Minine
will be towed close to the fort where
Fhe Is now anchored.
la Haada ml A laorltira.
Washington. July 3. The slate de
partment received a cablegram from
Ambassador Meyer, at 9 this morning
Faying Consul Ileenan, at Odessa, re
ports the battleship Georgi Pobiedono
stx has- surrendered and is now in the
hamts of the authorities. The Kniaz
Potemkine left Odessa Saturday even
ing' headed directly south toward Con
ttautlnople. BLACK SEA VESSELS
NOT IN MUTINY DISARMED
AND CREWS DISCHARGED
St. Petersburg. July 3. 3:40 a. m.
The unprecedented spectacle of a pow
erful battleship cruising around in the
Black sea in the hands of a crew who.
under rules of international law. can
not be regarded as other than pirates.
sud of the admiral in command of the
rest of the Euxine fleet frankly con
fessing his inability to cope with the
Fituatiou and ordering the tires of his
warships to be drawn, has stupefied
the Russian admiralty.
laeafloa Rebel Sala I'akaawm.
The whereabouts of the errant bat
Xleship Knuu Potemkine is unknown
Forty-fourth Annua! Convention
of N. E. A. at Asbury
FORMALITIES THIS EVENING
Twenty Thousand Expected to Attend
Sessions Covering Five
Asbury Park. N. J., July 3. The 44th
convention of the National Education
al association assembled here today
for a session extending over five days.
Today was taken up with preliminaries
to the formal opening tonjght.
Mating" Laat Five Ilaya.
Asbury Park. N. J., July 3. The
meetings of the teachers will continue
through five days and evenings, and
among the speakers who will talk on
educational matters are prominent uni
versity and college presidents, state di
rectors and distinguished national of
ficials, with the president of the United
States as the great drawing card on
Friday, when he will deliver an ad
dress to the officers and active mem
bers of the association.
This is the 44th annual convention
of the National Educational associa
tion, and it is expected by the time all
the educators have registered there
will be nearly 40,000 names on the
llllaoia Well Quartered.
The headquarters of the national ex
ecutive committee, the board of trust
ees and the officers of department are
already established in the Coleman
house ballroom in Asbury Park. In the
parlors of the same hotel are to be
found the New Jersey Headquarters,
while Illinoii. Nebraska, New York
State. Minnesota, and Wyoming edu
cators also have chosen this for head
quarters. Other states have been as
signed to other hotels.
Bfeetlaar at Oreaa Crave.
Ocean Grove will be the center of
the National Educators' association
meetings. The auditorium of the Camp
Meeting association, a large hall with
seating capacity of 10,000. has been
decorated, elaborately for the occasion.
Flags and bunting hide the rafters and
adorn the great organ, whlcli is tne
pride of Ocean Grove. The platform
has been enlarged, and to avoid confu
sion at its three entrances Bishop Fitz
gerald and Dr. Maxwell have divided
the chorus of 50O and tne more man
half-hundred in the orchestra into
squads, each with its own way of
ACCIDENT ON SCENIC
RAILWAY AT CHICAGO
Amusement Device Proves Trap for
Sunday Pleasure Seek
ers. Chicago. July 3. Death and serious
injury resulted from an accident on the
scenic railway at the White City. Six
ty-third street and South Park avenue,
yesterday afternoon. Sixteen passen
gers were hurled from a rapidly mov
ing car on the high structure directly
upon the track in front of another car
on the opposite track. One passenger
was killed and all were more or less
seriously injured. The management
blames a mischievous boy for the acci
here. No Dlans for capturing it have
'been devised, and the policy of non
interference seems to be in vogue.
The situation would furnish a libretto
for comic opera were not the elements
of the plot so serious.
Dispatches from Odessa and Sebas
topol. which are confirmed by the ad
miralty, clear up fully the present sit
uation. The Kniaz Potemkine has
sailed from Odessa and is now at large
and its crew, reinforced by sympathiz
ers from shore, is still in control of
On the Georgi Pobiedonosetz. which
cast its fortunes with the Kniaz Po
temkine, after its arrival at Odessa
and landed its officers, the more loyal
or more timorous of its crew again
gained the upper hand and agreed to
surrender and disarm the ship.
The rest of the squadron returned to
Sebastopol without venturing to take
up the gauntlet thrown down by the
mutineers on the Kniaz Potemkine,
and Admiral Krieger, after a council
of war. finding that he could not de
pend on his crews, ordered the fires
drawn beneath the boilers of his ships
and gave permission for all the dis
affected officers and sailors to quit the
vessels and go ashore.
IMamlaaed aa Spot.
The sailors of Catherine II. were
known to be so mutinous that the bat
tleship was left behind when the
squadron started for Odessa, the whole
crew dismissed, and the ship disarmed.
MEN SEE ESCAPE
Chicago, July 3. Efforts are to be
made by the packers indicted by the
federal grand jury Saturday to defeat
the government's aim through Injunc
The packers have authorized their
special counsel, John S. Miller, to file
their petition for an injunction at his
discretion in the United States court
In fact, the notices informing the fed
eral officials that a petition would be
filed asking for an Injunction, already
have been prepared for service.
Attorney Miller said: "My client
will ask for an injunction against
prosecution under the indictments on
the grounds that the prosecution will
be irregular. It is a well settled rule
of law that where a plaintiff goes into
a court of equity seeking an Injunction
and obtains it, the same plaintiff can
not Institute criminal proceedings
against the defendant. The packing
firms are now under an injunction
made permanent by Judge Grosscup in
the circuit court. If they have viola
ted that injunction, they ought to be
cited for contempt before that tribunal
instead of being indicted in the United
States district court."
DULL DAY AT SPRINGFIELD
Saloons Close Sunday for First Time
in 12 Years.
Springfield. III.. July 3. For the first
time in 12 years the saloons of Spring
field were closed yesterday. The order
issued by Mayor Devtreaux Saturday
night was observed in the downtown
district and the dramshop-keepers in
the outlying districts did not attempt
J to keep open. Chief of Police Ander
son organized a detail known as the
"flying squadron," and a strict watch
was kept throughout the day. Only
three arrests were made.
James Tunney, proprietor of a sa
loon in the business district, attempt
ed to evade the order and was arrest
ed three times. Chief Anderson will
ask that his license be revoked.
WOODWORKERS GO ON STRIKE
Employes of 13 Firms Demand More
Wages at Chicago.
Chicago, July C. Union woodwork
ers employed by 13 office fixture com
panies weut on strike today to enforce
demands for an increase of wages.
About 2,200 are involved.
ROOT TO ATTEND
Significant Invitation Given by
President to Former
PART IN HAY FUNERAL
Remains of Statesman Taken to Cleve
land, Where Obsequies Are Held
Washington, July 3. Acting Secre.
tary Pierce has been advised that the
president has asked Elihu Root, former
secretary of war to accompany him
to Cleveland to attend Hay's funeral
and to represent the state department
on that occasion.
Body I.Iea In State.
Cleveland, July 3. Covered by
palms and floral wreaths the casket
containing the body of John Hay was
at 11 this morning placed In the audi
torium chamber of the chamber of
commerce where itvill remain under
military guard until 9:30 tomorrow
morning, when it will be taken to
Wade chapel in Lake View cemetery
for the last services.
The train bearing the body arrived
at the union depot at 10:10. Members
of the Hay family left the train at
Glenville, five miles from the city, and
went to the residence of Samuel Math
er, brother-in-law of Mrs. Hay. The
body was met by a committee from the
chamber of commerce, city officials and
a number of prominent citizens. The
procession was formed, and under es
cort of a troop of cavalry, the body
was taken to the chamber of commerce
and placed on a bier in the auditorium.
By the request of Mrs. Hay, the
casket will not be opened during the
time It remains in the chamber of
commerce, and the public generally
will not be admitted to the hall in
which the casket rests. Not over 200
were at the depot when the body ar
rived, and there was no great gather
ing along the route of march.
President Roosevelt, Vice President
Fairbanks, ex-Secretary of War Root,
all members of the present cabinet ex
cept Taft. ex-Secretaries Ixmg. Mor
ion, Gag, former Attorney General
Knox, and other distinguished guests,
are expected to reach here tomorrow
night or Wednesday morning. None
of them will remain any length of time
after the funeral, the president and his
cabinet leaving at 3 Wednesday after-
Plenipotentiaries of Bel
ligerents Given Full
Triumph for Efforts to Bring
War to a Speedy Ter
mination. Oyster Bay, N. Y.. July 3. The an
nouncement made officially yestei ay
by President Roosevelt of the names
of the plenipotentiaries who will rep
resent Russia and Japan in the neace
conference at Washington carries with
it the information that the president
has been completely successful in his
diplomatic Insistence that the reDre-
sentatives of both nation be clothed
with full power and authority to act
for their governments and to conclude
a lasting peace treaty.
The representatives who will meet.
authorized to bind their respective
governments to the conditions on
which they agree, are:
Russian Ambassador Muravieff. for
merly minister of Justice and now am
bassador to Italy, and Baron Rosen, re
cently appointed as ambassador to the
United States to succeed Count Cas
sini. Japanese Baron Komura. minister
of foreign affairs, and Kogoro Taka-
hira, minister to the United States.
TAFT PARTY CONTINUES
ON WAY TO PHILIPPINES
President Orders Plans Carried Out,
Despite the Death of
Chicago, July 3. Secretary of War
Taft Saturday night began the second
stage of the journey to the Philippines.
Upon the arrival of Taft and his party,
which includes Miss Alice Roosevelt,
at Chicago Saturday afternoon, a tele
gram from President Roosevelt was
delivered to Taft. Later the secretary
gave out the information that the pres
ident, replying to an inquiry by Taft
upon hearing of Hay's death, wired
that the Philippine trip should be car
ried out as planned. Taft also .an
nounced that he held a highly satis
factory interview with .1. F. Stevens,
the new chief engineer of the Panama
canal over canal matters.
MAGOON NAMED AS MINISTER
Will Assume New Duties in Addition
to Governing Canal Zone.
Oyster Bay. N. Y.. July 3. President
Roosevelt has authorized the an
nouncement that he had appointed
Charles E. Magoon United States min
ister at Panama. Judge Magoon is at
present governor of the canal zone in
Panama ani a member of the execu
tive committee of the isthmian canal
commission. He is in Panama at pres
ent, performing his duties in conjunc
tion with the canal work.
The president deteimined to have
the offices of governor of the Ameri
can zone and minister to Panama filled
by the same man to avoid conflict of
authority that was likely to arise
through the presence of two officers
exercising similar powers.
FIREMEN LOSE THEIR LIVES
Wholesale District of Birmingham,
Ala., is Scorched.
Birmincham. Ala.. July 3. Fire in
the wholesale district on Morris, near
Twenty-first, today resulted in the
death of two firemen, the injury of
four others and destruction of prop
erty valued at $100,000.
BANK PRESIDENT SUICIDES
No Cause Known for Deed of Rich
mond, Ind Man.
Richmond. Ind., July 3. John Bow
man, president of the Commercial
bank, committed suicide today by
shooting. No cause is known.
Sterling Chapel Dedicated.
Sterling, 111.. July 3. The $13.00.)
chapel of the Fourth Street Methodist
church was dedicated yesterday by
Bishop McDowell and other church
AT 2, COAST TIME
Reno, Nev., July 3. The Root Hart
fight will take place here at 2 this af
ternoon. It is to be to a finish for the
heavy-weight championship of the
BANK CRISIS ON
Topeka. Kans.. July 3. The First
National bank of Topeka. of which C.
J. Devlin Is the principal stockholder.
failed to open its doors today, having
been closed by order of the comptrol
ler of the currency. Following the
close of the First National there was
a slight run on the Central National
bank, in which Devlin is a large stock
Tura Over Property.
Three hundred thousand cash was
deposited in the Central National to
offset the run. It is stated Devlin has
turned over property valued at nearly
$1,500,000. together with $700,000 life
insurance to the central. According to
recent report the First National owed
Credited aw Wealthy Mao.
Kansas City, July 3. C. J. Devlin
was generally credited as being one
of the most wealthy men In Kansas
City. He is at the head of 2G differ
ent companies, coal mining enterprises
and mercantile establishments. Friday
last it was stated that because of Dev
lin's illness, the result of overwork. It
had been decided to form a corpora
tion to cover all his properties, worth
in the aggregate $7,000,000. On Sat
urday the corporation, to be known as
the Devlin Mining. Mercantile & Man
ufacturing company, was organized at
Kansas City by Devlin's business as
sociates. The capital was placed at
Money Wan Needed.
Yesterday a conference of Chicago,
Kansas City and Topeka bankers in
terested in Devlin's affairs was held
at Kansas City. It was announced
the question of raising a large sum of
money needed by the holding eoni
pany to keep the Devlin properties go
ing was discussed. Today it developed
several hundred thousand dollars had
been telegraphed to Topeka to offset
the anticipated run on the Topeka
banks In which Devlin holds stock.
This sum was subscribed by different
GRAFTERS ARE GIVEN A REST
Milwaukee Investigation Will Mot Be
nesumea tor a week.
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officials, there is a lull in the Kraft pro
jtrr-miifc?. i iif ;idu(i jury win nor
m Ctt QO'aili until 1 ll'l- ff.mi in.lntt
when new developments may be looked
FOUR WAR PORTS
Swedish Government Issues a
Proclamation With Omin
BUT IT WAS EXPECTED
All Foreign Warships Kept Out
Stockholm, Karlskrona, Gothen
burg and Farosund.
Stockholm, July 3. The government
has issued a proclamation, to become
effective Immediately, dclr-ring Stock
holm, Karlskrona, Gothenburg, and
Farosund to be war ports, and exclud
ing all foreign war ships from these
Nicolay Grevstad. editor of Skandi-
noven, discussing the above dispatch
from Stockholm, said:
"A proclamation of this character
was not unexpected. It Is a preparato
ry step merely, and does not mean, ne
cessarily, that war between Sweden
and Norway will follow. Both coun
tries are prepared to use every argu
ment, including that of force, and it
naturally follows that steps will be
taken as rapidly as possible with a
view to meeting any emergency.
"The declaring of Stockholm, Karls
grona, Gothenburg and. Farosund to be
war ports is in line with the action
taken by the riksdag authorizing the
Swedish government to negotiate a
loan of $25,000,000 for works of de
fense. Cablegrams in yesterday's pa
pers told of the maneuvering of the
Swedish fleet, and the intention in clos
ing the important ports to foreign war
ships is one of precaution, to prevent
outsiders from observing the prepara
tions for defense that may be put un
IRON WORKERS GO TO WORK
Two Thousand Independents Sign
Agreement in Five Mills.
Cleveland, O., July 3. The scale at
the recent conference of the Detroit
Amalgamated Association of Iron and
Tin Plate Workers has been signed
here by five independent mills. The
men have been out of work for some
time, and furnaces shut down, pending
the signing of the agreement. Two
thousand men are affected, and return
to work soon.
THOUSAND MEXICANS DIE
IW CLOUDBURST AND FLO
A PECULIAR MOVE
Union Men Recommend Employ
ment of Scab Labor by
IN THE TEAMSTERS' STRIKE
Long List of Indictments Made Public
After Grand Jury Investi
gation. Chicago. July 3. Setting aside all
precendent union teamsters today sug
gested the employment oftionunion
teamsters by the package express com
panies in ordor to avoid a strike of
union drivers of those companies. This
was the direct resuit of the injunction
orders restraining the package express
companies from refusing to deliver to
Deliver to Strike Affected Kims.
The union drivers asked the compa
nies to employ two nonunion drivers,
nonunion men to make deliveries :o
the strike-affected firms while the
union men promise not to molest the
Muat Have Kuada.
Chicago. July 3. Because of a lack
of funds, and confronted with seces
sions from the ranks of the strikers
the Teamsters' Joint council has call
ed a special meeting of that body for
tonight to decide whether the strike,
which has been in progress for nearly
three months, shall be continued, and
if so to devise means of raising money
to pay strike benefits.
ladlcta 4 Men.
Chicago. July 3. The Cook county
grand jury which for a month has been
investigating the causes and condi
tions of the present teamsters' strike.
returned its report Saturday night and
with it 49 indictments against men con
nected in various ways with the recent
labor trouble in Chicago. The follow
ing are among the men indicted:
George C. Prussing. president Illi
nois Brick company.
Charles Hank, president Brick, Stone
and Terra Cotta Workers' union.
P. .1. McMahon. president of the
Brick, Stone and Terra Cotta Teams
John Gray, general purchasing and
distributing agent of the Illinois Brick
These four indictments are based on
charges of conspiracy to injure the
business of independent brick con
cerns whose interests are opposed to
the Illinois Brick company, the so-
called "brick trust."
A number of oflicers of independent
brick companies testified $25,0 had
been paid Gray for expenses in con
nection with calling strikes against
f'oaaplraey Aitnlnxt MoatRmnery Ward.
The following were Indicted for con
spiracy to injure the business of Mont
gomery Ward & Co.: Cornelius P.
Shea, president International Brother
hood of Teamsters, two counts; Jere
miah McCarthy, business agent of the
Truck Drivers' union; John Smith,
president Coal Teamsters' union;
George F. Golden, business agent of
the Packing House Teamsters' union;
M. F. Ktlley, ex-business agent of Mar.
ket and Grocery Teamsters' union; V".
J. Kelh y. secretary of the Coal Teams
ters' union; James B. Barry, business
agent Express Wagon Drivers' union;
Hugh Metier, president Truck Drivers
union; Harry Lapp, president Baggage
and Parcel Delivery Drivers' union;
Stephen Sumner, business aged Milk
Wagon Drivers' union; W. J. Gibbons,
president Teamsters' Joint Council,
and Albert Young, ex-president Inter
national Brotherhood of Teamsters.
Chinese Merchants in Straits Settle
ments Take General
Selangor. July 3. Chinese me rchants
here have unanimously resolved to
boycott American manufacturers pend
ing the repeal of the Chinese exclusion
act. This completes the boycott by
the whole Chinese community in the
FRENCH SAILORS ARE SAVED
Russian Cruiser at Aden With Crew
of Shipwrecked Steamer.
Aden, July 3. The Russian auxili
ary cruiser Riot arrived here today,
having on hoard ICS persons from the
French fcteamer Chodoc, ashore off
Cape Guardaui, at the mouth of the
Gulf of Aden.
Dutch Cabinet Quits.
The Hague, July 3. The cabinet,
headed by Dr. A. Kuyper, has re signed,
owing to the result of the recent elec
tion in Holland.
Vicinity of City of Mexico
A WHOLE TOWN GONE
Las Vegas, N. M., and Adjoin
ing Territory Also
City of Mexico. July 3. It is esti
mated that l.OOrt lives were lost as a
result of a cloudburst at Guanajuato
yesterday. The cloudburst occurred ia
the southern part of the city, flooding
all the principal streets. The Plaza
del Centador was six feet under wa
ter. In some streets the water was 2
feet deep. Some of the mines were
Ton a Wiped Out.
The town of Marfil. the terminus of
the railroad just below Guanajuato,
was completely wiped out.
A Mexican Central northbound pas
senger train ran into a washout just
north of Irapuato. It was derailed and
some coaches are under water. Presi
dent Robinson, of the railroad, says
some lives were lost, but he cannot
tell how many. It is believed here that
I .a Olla dam was destroyed.
Seeoad Story lader Water.
A dispatch from the Mexican Cen
tral superintendent to President Rob
inson says the water is three feet deep
in the second story of the Union hotel,
the best at Guanajuato. The street
car line from Marfil to Guanajuato is
completely destroyed. It will be un
able to resume operations inside of a
.taother ar I. an Yetta.
Del Rio. Texas, July 3. Unprece
dented rains, supplemented by a cloud
burst, near the head of Las Vegas
creek, a small stream on the Mexican
side, resulted in the known death by
drowning of 18 persons, 1C Mexicans,
and the probable death of many more.
Great property damage resulted, the.
town of Las Vegas being largely sub
merged. Hundreds of people are
MAKE GREAT RAID
New Philadelphia Administration
TWO THOUSAND ARRESTED
Area of 20 Square Miles Covered at
Instigation of Law and Order
Philadelphia, Pa.. July 3. By one of
the most gigantic police raids in the
history of any municipality, the new
administration of Philadelphia em
phasized its hold on the city govern
ment, swept clear of questionable re
sorts a territory of 20 square miles.
including the tenderloin and high class
resident districts, and let loose food
for scandal that will wreck scores of
All laaaea la Net.
Everything from massage houses to
opium Joints and speak' easles were
cloned. The station houses could not
begin to hold the prisoners, and from
midnight until ft o'clock this morning
five magistrates labored to dispose of
the cases. Hardly a man on the force
slept all night and every patrol wagon
in thtf city was in constant requisition.
The following figures will give so run
idea of the extent of the movement:
Number of houses, comprising "speak
easies," disorderly resorts, and politi
cal clubs, entered, 150.
Number of prisoners, men and wo
men, taken, nearly 2.000.
Approximate amount of fines impos
ed upon men found in these places,
Approximate amount of bail Impos
ed upon proprietors and inmates, $100,
000. Coaaaealloaa Wan a Tboaaaada.
Confiscation Four hundred quarts
of champagne; hundreds of cases of
fine liquors, whisky and beer; hun
dreds of boxes of cigars; Innumerable
roulette wheela. poker tables, slot ma
chines, and gambling devices of all
Number of police employed In raid,
The raid was made upon evidence
secured by the Law and Order society,
which has been In Its possession for
months and upon which the police de
partment previously had refused to act.