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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, JULY 4, 1905.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
FIGHT A BATTLE
HOVE SPREADS TO
to cut pie soon GATHERING
NEW PARTS OF CHINA
UP THE OEfl
Japanese Repulse Two Forces of
Hungry Office Seekers Await
Big Meeting Adopts a Protest to Be
Russians in Minor En
gagements. Return of Governor to
Forwarded Against Ameri
Officers Act as Stokers
on Russian Torpedo
TO SINK POTEMKINE
Attack of Troops on Officers
Renews Alarm Lest
London, July 4. An Odessa dispatch
says the Kniaz Potemkine has been
sighted 20 miles off that port.
Odessa, July 4. It is reported per
sistently in army and navy circles that
the Kniaz Potemkine Is being stalked
and pursued by several torpedo boats
which intend to sink her. The crews
of these boats consist of officers who
who volunteered to act as stokers, to
there is no danger of their refusal to
obey orders and destroy the renegade
Orders to Sink on Klffkt.
Odessa, July 4. The authorities
have recovered their nerve and have
ordered the rebel battleship Kniaz Po
temkine sunk pn sight.
The vessel left Kustenji, the Rou
manian port, yesterday afternoon, and
la supposed to be headed for Odessa.
It will not succeed in obtaining either
provisions or coal at any ports enroute.
If the warship does return here In
early tight is likely, for the authorities
have ordered several torpedo boats and
torpedo Iniat destroyers to attack the
pirate craft on sight.
Take Artillery Off.
The artillery posted on the coast
with guns trained on the mutinous ves
sel has been removed, as the naval au
thorities here have decided that tor
pedo warfare will be the more effective.
It is believed that crews on ships of
this type, being operated by a com
paratively small number of men, can
be relied on to execute orders to sink
a vessel containing their countrymen
and comrades better than could the
crews of the larger vessels.
TelU of Mutiny.
St. Petersburg, July 4. The minister
of marine has received the following
from Admiral Kruger:
"The crew of the transport Prout,
when leaving Kudrovo bay, mutinied,
arresting the officers. The second lieu
tenant and boatswain were killed. The
Prout arrived at Sebastopol and the
crew is now repentant. The officers
have been released, the crew begging
them to resume their iosts. An Inquiry
Into the affair has been begun."
St. Petersburg, July 4. Some men
belonging to the disciplinary battal
ions, which are composed of military
convicts, while exercising at Kherson,
attacked Capt. tlorgorodsky with bay
onets, slightly wounding him. Col. Da
vidoff, drawing bin sword, ran to the
rescue, whereupon the men attacked
and desperately wounded him In the
abdomen and chest. He was able, how
ever, to command the men to return to
their barracks, and a majority of them
obeyed, the colonel leading them there.
He then wrote a report to the czar, af
ter which ho died. Some of the mu
tineers were arrested. Eight of them
escajH'd, but seven since have been
The reservists at Kieff have rioted
and plundered liquor shops and res
taurants. They have disarmed and
wounded several policemen. The riot
has been quelled.
The nervousness which pervades all
classes is increasing. The govern
ment's policy in keeping back the facts,
bad as they are, is resulting in people
giving a willing ear to all the stories
which are set afloat. Nothing, seem
ingly, is too wild to receive ready cred
ence. Arnay'a l.araltr Donated.
Many people are convinced that the
country is actually in the throes of 3
revolution. Although the critical char
acter of the situation can hardly be
overstated, and while the danger of a
general upheaval is undoubtedly real,
there has been no big open mutiny of
soldiers yet. and until some regiments,
following the example of their com
rades of the navy, go over, the rising
has little chance of succeeding.
ralla Kar Syaaarkr.
St. Petersburg, July 4. The execu
tive committee of the social revolution
ists have issued an appeal summoning
workmen and all classes of society in
terested in the overthrow of the pres
ent regime to show sympathy with all
who fought for freedom at Lodz. War
saw and other places, as well as with
sailors who mutinied at Odessa and
Libau by the inauguration of a general
political Btrike. This has been supple
mented by a proclamation for a general
SEVERAL HUNDRED ARE LOST
Czar's Peace Plenipotentiaries to Be
Accompanied by Advisers War
Tokio, July 4. On the morning of
July 1 Japanese forces repulsed COO
Russian cavalry 13 miles northeast of
Kangpin and 150 Russian cavalry and
infantry with 18 guns attacked S'aishi
ku, eight miles northeast of the Pinniu
river. The engagement lasted until
dawn July 2, when the enemy were re
pulsed. The enemy's casualties were
over 400, the Japanese 90.
Telia UllTereat Story
St. Petersburg, July 4. Gen. Line-
vitch, telegraphing to the emperor, re
ports the annihilation of a Japanese
battalion near Suavaitse, 16 miles south
Reauaaea Efforts far Aralatiee.
St. Petersburg, July 4. With the
completion of arrangements for the
Washington meeting. President Roose
velt has resumed his efforts to bring
about an armistice. No light is thrown
on the exact status of negotiations
and the character of communications
passing between the Russian and Jap
anese governments and Washington.
The matter is an exceedingly deli
cate one, but the outlook for success
nevertheless from all information is
War Party Entirely Out.
St. Petersburg, July 4. That Emper
or Nicholas is sending Russia's pleni
potentiaries to Washington in perfect
good faith, was demonstrated not only
by the fact of clothing them with full
powers to negotiate and conclude a
reaty, but appointing several high of
ficials, five it is believed, specialists in
the various branches of subjects con
nected with the negotiations, as advis
ors of the Russian plenipotentiaries.
This way, delays incident to referring
the peace proposition back to St. Pe
tersburg for consideration of the var
ious ministries will be avoided. Japan
s also likely to pursue a similar plan.
Advisor of Plenipotentiaries!.
The retirement of War Minister Sak-
haroff marks the final ovei throw of
the war party. The list of officials to
assist the Russian plenipotentiaries in
cludes M. Shipoff, director of the treas
ury department; M. Pokotiloff, Russian
minister at Pekin; Prof. De Maartens.
professor of international law of the
University of St. Petersburg, and MaJ.
Gen. Vermoleff, military attache at
London, who was military attache for
Russia with the American army in the
LAUNCHED BY JAPS
Katori, Built in England, Is One of
the Most Modern in Exist
ence. London, July 4. Princess Arisuga-
wa, of Japan, accompanied by the
prince, launched the Japanese battle
ship Katori at Barstow today. The
Katori is one of the most powerful
battleships launched in this country.
Pigeons were liberated from a balloon
on the ship's bows as an emblem of
peace and wood will.
NSANE MAN KILLS FAMILY
Arises in Night, Murders Wife and
Child.Then Commits Suicide.
Bloomfield. Ind., July 4. Ira Stal-
cup, a farmer, became suddenly insane
Sunday night, and arose without awak
ening the household and killed his
wife with a shotgun, cut the throat of
his 5 year old daughter with a razor,
and tli n killed himself with the shot
gun. No tigns of a struggle were vis
Lajoie Has Blood Poison.
Cleveland. Ohio. July 4. Manager
Iajoie of the Cleveland team is suffer
ing from blood poisoning in his left
foot, and it probably will be several
weeks, according to the statement of
his physician, before he can again get
back into the game. In the meantime
Nicholas Kahl, utility infielder. will
play second base and Bradley will cap
tain the team.
strike Thursday. Already 25,000 men
are out. More or less disorder has oc
curred. Mare Riot lac
Warsaw, July 4. An extensive strike
was inaugurated at Kielce yesterday
as a mark of sympathy with the victims
of the rioting at Lodz. The railroad
station at Kielce was attacked this
morning and the freight sheds wreck
ed. The police fired on the rioters.
Troops have been requisitioned to re
Odessa, July 4. Comparative order
is restored. Work was resumed In the
Future Planned for Na
BY ACT OF CONGRESS
Presidents of Universities to
be Members Beyond Mi
Asbury Park, X. J., July 4. To form
one great permanent institution for the
advancement of educational science,
with the stability and powers of the
Smithsonian Institution and the Car
negie Institution, to receive gifts for
the intellectual uplifting of the human
race such is the plan to be submitted
to the 44th annual convention ff the
National Education association, which
held its first session in the Ocean Grove
auditorium last evening.
Uealre Aet of ( ongrru.
By special act of congress it Is ex
pected the National Educational asso
ciation itself, and under this name, is
to become a permanent institution, un
changing except as education advanc
es and higher Ideals become necessary.
The convention will adopt the plan,
which was taken up in all its details
by the board of directors this after
noon. The next congress win he ask
ed to pass the bill already drafted.
The plan of making a voluntary or
ganization, composed of the presidents
of universities and the higher educa
tors, as well as the great rank and file
of the grade teachers, is novel. If
congress passes the bill the associa
tion will be the first in the world to
occupy the position of permanency un
disturbed by changes in officers.
Addrena oa School Maater.
The feature of this morning's pro
gram was an address on "The School
Master," by William Schuyler, of St.
Louis, Mo. Mr. Schuyler said in part:
"For years schoolmasters have gath
ered together and discussed what they
should do for the children committed
to their charge. They have accom
plished much by these discussions, but
they, should remember that "Charity
begins at home," and should sometimes
consider the ever present question.
What shall they do for themselves?
For the success of the school depends
mainly upon the schoolmaster, the
schoolmaster as a man not only as a
man of learning or of executive abili
ty, but more especially as a man of
the world. As his aim is to fit his
charges for life in the world the
world as it is, not as it ought to be
he must know this world thoroughly.
Appliea to Secondary Seboola.
"Especially Is this true for teachers
in secondary schools, many of whose
pupils are soon to make their way in
the world equipped with what the
schools has given them. The oldest
already know something of the world,
and judge their teachers most severe
ly if they show ignorance of it. The
mere man of books, the pedant school
master, has been for ages the butt of
satire and caricature. This too com
mon literary personage should be sup
planted by the schoolmaster in his
true part as 'guide, counsellor, and
"The schoolmaster's influence de
pends more upon what he Is than upon
what he knows. He should be like
those pilots who not only know every
reef, but whose barks have never
been wrecked. He should be the mas
ter, not a slave of the world. He can
attain this mastery only by mingling
with men of the world and by learn
ing from them. His acquaintances
and some of his close friends should be
men of very different life from his
own. In this way the schoolmaster
can learn to understand better the par
ents of his pupils and so understand
better the pupils who are modeling
themselves upon their parents.
Moil Have I'nderataadlna;.
"For all his book learning, all his
skill in presentation will be of little
avail unless his pupils understand him
and sympathize with him and vice
versa. The schoolmaster must endeav
or to be like St. Paul, and 'become all
things to all men. that he may by all
means save some. "
TOO STRENUOUS FOR CRANK
Clergyman Who Filled the Require
ments of Peoria Church Quits.
Peoria. 111.. July 4. The Rev. Lappin
of Atlanta, the pastor who conformed
to the celebrated "crank" requirements
of the Christian church in this city,
after several weeks' trial, has informed
the trustees of the church that he does
not want the place, and that he is not
in a position to take it. The trustees
say they will not require the next pas
tor to be a "crank."
Hongkong. July 4. A meeting rep
resenting 20,000 Chinese was held at
Canton July 1 to discuss the Chinese
exclusion act. As a result natives and
Christians formulated a petition to
President Roosevelt protestine aeainst
the exclusion act and pointing out the
hardships it entailed upon merchants
Placards bearing the following ap
peal have been posted throughout Can
ton: "Let us with one heart boycott
WILL GIVE BONDS
FOR AN APPEARANCE
Indicted Packers to Be Arraigned in
t Court at Chicago to Present
Chicago, July 4. Bonds for the 20
packers, traffic officials and corpora
tions indicted by the federal grand
jury on Saturday will be furnished to
morrow before either Judge Bethea or
Judge Landis, when all the defendants
will be arraigned. The most indicted
persons will be present in court. After
the defendants are formally in the cus
tody of the government officers, a writ
of injunction prohibiting the United
States from proceeding may be sued
out. Some of the packers' attorney's
advise going At once to the United
States supreme court, which would
mean that habeas corpus would be the
legal remedy attempted.
TAMMANY CELEBRATES DAY
Only Public Exercises in Manhattan
Speakers From Abroad.
New York, July 4. Tammany so
ciety's annual Fourth of July celebra
tion in front of the wigwam constitu
ted about the only public exercises in
observance of the Fourth in Manhat
tan. The chief speakers are V. Glenn,
of North Carolina; Lieut. Gov. Sand
ers, of Louisiana, and short talks by a
number of prominent members of the
A letter from Alton B. Parker, for
mer democratic candidate for presi
dent, in which he advocated the di
vorce of business from politics, was
ALGER LEAVES THE SENATE
Senator from Michigan Announces He
Will Not Seek Re-election.
Detroit. Mich.. July 4. United States
Senator R. A. Alger has announced
that he will not be a candidate for re
election to the senate when his present
term expires in 1907. Senator Alger
was appointed by Gov. Bliss to fill the
vacancy when Senator James McMil
lan died in 1902, and was elected to
fill out his unexpired term by the legis
lature of 1903. Senator Alger's deci
sion not to be a candidate again is the
result of his poor health.
PAYS ROOSEVELT A VISIT
Baron Speck von Sternberg Calls Prior
to Return Home.
Oyster Bay, July 4. Baron Speck
Von Sternburg. German ambassador,
called upon President Roosevelt today
prior to the latter's departure for Cleve
land to attend the obsequies of Secre
tary Hay. The ambassador came to
Oyster Bay merely to pay his respects
to the president on the eve of his de
parture for Germany.
NEW LAW IS MAKING TROUBLE
Deputy County Clerks Must Issue Mar
riage Licenses in Courthouse.
Springfield, 111., July 4. A county
clerk cannot appoint a deputy with a
permanent office at any place other
than the courthouse of the county, says
Attorney General Stead in an opinion
just prepared. This opinion affects sev
eral counties where clerks have ap
pointed deputies to maintain offices in
cities other than the county s-eat large
ly for the convenience of persons de
siring to procure marriage licenses.
FOUR DAYS OF TORRID WEATHER
CAUSES 100 DEATHS IN GER
Berlin. July 4. The heat has now
continued four days throughout central
Europe has caused, it is estimated, 100
deaths in Germany. At midday in the
tdiade the temperature has been as
high as 107.
FRENCH 'ASSIST IN
Cherbourg. July 4. The French and
American squadrons joined today in
celebrating the American holiday.
Mitchell, of Oregon, Ac
JURY GIVES VERDICT
Defendant Pale and Nervous
When Result of Trial is
Portland, Ore., July 4. The Jury in
the case of United States Senator John
H. Mitchell returned a verdict of guil
ty as charged with a recommendation
for mercy, last night. The charge was
that Mitchell while occupying a public
position accepted pecuniary compensa
tion for practicing before the federal
departments in Washington, which un
der the statutes constitutes a crime.
Hear Vp Vnder nlow.
Mitchell received the verdict with
fortitude, showing no outward sign
save a ghastly pallor of the face and
a vervous stroking of the beard that he
felt the blow. A motion for a new
trial will be heard next Monday.
WORTH LARGE SUM
Cracksman Enters Home of New York
Broker and Escapes With $25,
Worth of Booty.
New York, July 1. Diamonds, jew
elry and silverware worth about $25
000 were stolen Friday night from the
home of James Jackson Higginson, a
banker, living in East Forty-first
street. Detectives have been at work
on the case ever since, but have gain
ed no clew. With his wife and daugh
ters, Mr. Higginson went to a theatre
Friday night. Upon their return home
the women put their jewels in a sfo
on the second floor, off from Mrs. Hlg
glnson's sleeping chahbr. Mrs. Hig
ginson discovered her loss next morn
ing. STORE DRIVERS RETURN
TO THEIR OLD PLACES
Twenty-five Taken Back at Chicago -Lumber
Teamsters Want to
Chicago, July 4. Nearly 100 depart
ment store drivers made application
for their old jobs yesterday and 25 were
put to work by their former employers.
The teamsters formerly employed by
the lumbermen's association called on
Shea with the demand that he either
supply strike benefits or arrange for
them to go back to work. Shea refus
ed to give a decided answer, and the
men appointed a committee to call on
the employers and endeavor to make a
LOCKJAW RESULTS FROM NAP
Muscatine Man Awakes from Siesta
With Mouth Open to Capacity.
Muscatine. Iowa, July 4. William
Schlupke's jaw was dislocated yester
day afternoon while he was gaping, af
ter taking a short nap. It took three
doctors an hour to restore his face to
its normal condition. He awakened
with his mouth opened to Its full capa
city, and kept it that way until it was
American Worn art Wins.
Ixmdon, July 4. The match between
Miss May Sutton, Pasadena, Cal., and
Miss A. M. Morton In semi-finals ladies
all-England championship feature yes
terday's play at Wimbledon. Miss Sut
ton literally wore down her opponent
before stands filled with members of
fa-sionable society who expected to see
the English woman win.
Cincinnati, July 4. The body of Wil
liam dander, who last night shot his
wife, his brother-in-law and another
man and a policeman, was found today
near his home in Llnewood Heights.
It is believed none of the persons he
shot will die.
Spends $60,000 on His Leg.
Tana. 111.. July 4 S. V. Roseberry.
aged 74, a Christian county official,
died yesterday. Roseberry had his leg
hurt In an accident several years ago
and spent $C0,000 in a vain endeavor
to save it. He had been laid out on
three different occasions for dead.
Preparing for War.
London, July 4. The correspondent
of the Hall, at Vienna, esserts that
Archduke Francis Ferdinand has initi
ated military preparations with a view
tn the vintii!Mt v of Hunsrarv attemnt-
jing to secede from the dual monarchy.'
expect quick action
Long Suspense Causing Many to Bor
der on Nervous
Springfield, 111., July 4. Gov. De
neen is away for a few days' rest in
seclusion. He is not expected in
Springfield before Wednesday, possi
bly Friday. He carries with him to
the river and woods and haunts of the
trout the secrets of the most impor
tant question now before the political
people of Illinois. The aspirations
and ambitions of many a republican
are In his keeping. A senatorshlp may
be in his power.
Ten thousand applicants for state
offices and three thousand incumbents
of state office follow him with their
eyes, and their yearning hearts trenv
ble to know their fate.
For more than a month now the
governor has been quietly questioning
republican leaders in the different coun
ties and districts of the state.
He has been asking for advice, for
statements of facts and conditions.
Within the four walls of his little
private office he has been sounding
the great respiratory organs of Illi
Within those walls, it is intimated
by those who have peeked in. he has
been laying the foundation of a state
organization. What the new structure
is to be used for, and what it is to be
like is one of the mysteries. Indeed
1. , i U i j. ... . ...
wueiut-r n win ever oe neeueu is a
question, but th.e great query now be
fore republicans is, who are going to
constitute the brick and stone, the iron
and steel, the mortar and the paint.
varnish and finish of this new struc
Is the new one to be erected from
the material found in the old? Is the
builder selecting new timber and new
iron? if so, how much and In what
proportions will it be used?
In his usual quiet way. the Governor
nas been around the state. He has
heard from nearly all the counties. So
far as has been possible he has called
in members of the legislature. Men
known to be rather hostile have not
been invited, but of the numbers he
counted on in the peakershin fleht
last Dwcember practically all have been
honored by an invitation to come to
Applicant Haa Ucen There.
In the midst of these legislators has
been the applicant for office. He has
come alone or been accompanied by
nis raemoer of the legislature. The
governor has seen by invitation others
whom he desires to take places in his
That he has made up his mind on a
number of points and appointees there
s little question. The new railroad
board, It is believed, is settled. There
is no reason to change the story, that
ne new board will consist of James
S. Neville, Charles Eckhart and James
The superintendent of Insurance, it
s believed, is settled, bat only a mind
reader could reveal the secret. The
state board of pardons is also probably
determined, though the democratic
member may be undecided.
The governor has found knotty ques-
ions in many sections of the state.
Saying nothing of the Chicago faction
al fight, he finds in Will county a des
perate warfare bet wen the Snapp and
anti-Snapp forces, with the antis un
furling his own banner for the presi
dency or any thing that he wants. In
Adams county there is trouble. In Pe
oria county he finds a mean disposi
tion displayed on billboards and pub
lic places. The Putman and antl-Put-man
factions are at daggers point.
Many Utile Fight.
In the McLean connty congressional
district he sees the Sterling men op
posed to the Neville men, and hears
the former threatening him if he re
apiKiints Neville to the railroad" board.
Along the eastern bordfr he runs into
the. federal forces strongly intrenched.
In St. Clair county there are two or
more factions, the Trainman and Rod
enberg people being opposed by anti
Trautman and anti-Kodonberg crowds.
In Sangamon connty the microscope
shows the microbes of an old disease.
It is not denied that he has tried to
harmonize the factions everywhere.
In Sangamon county In particular he
has been desirous that the opposing
parties get together. .
No one wants to quit. Every man
without exception, now holding a po
sition under the governor is asking to
stay. Two or three applicants are
ready to step in each place if it should
be. vacated. There are many petitions
for a slice of the local pie. These new
ones, added to other uncertainties,
make the local situation very interest
ing for those alreadjr in. That some
of the Sangamon county incumbents
are escaping nervous prostration un
der the pressure of their efforts is
Every House a Morgue
in Mexican Flood
LOSS IN THE MILLIONS
American Consulate Among the
City of Mexico, July 4. Hundreds of
bodies of victims of the flood at Guan
ajuato have been recovered. The total
casualty list is now declared to be
more than 1.00. The preperty lass
runs into the millions.
A cloudburst at the head of the gorge
in which the city is situated swelled
the river to a surging torrent, which
swept with great force and scarcely
without warning through the streets.
Ilouara Turned Into Morgue.
Every house in the higher portions
of the town were turned either into a
morgue or a hospital where the dead
and wounded are being gathered. Pro
cessions of rescuers are carrying the
bodies up the hillsides through all the
Among the destroyed or damaged
buildings were the United States con
sulate, the offices of the Dwlght Fur-
ness company, the Banco Guanajuato,
the Casino, the theatre, the four princi
pal hotels, the residence of the gover
nor and scores of business houses and
( rushed to Death In Temple.
A part of the San Diego temple col
lapsed, burying many perrons who.
sought shelter within.
The little town of Marfil, at the ter
minus of the railroad, was completely
swept away. The extent of the dam
age to mining properties, in which mil
lions of American and British capital
were invested, has not yet been ascer-
taned. Nor is it known whether any
Americans perished in the city.
IS FIRST IN REGATTA
PhiladelpMans Win Honors in Row
ing Races in British Water
Henley, England. July 4. Brilliant
weather, great attendance and fair
rowing conditions marked the opening
of Gruat Britain's annual water festi
val. Outside the grand challenge cup
races, in which Vespers of Philadel
phia competed, there was but litle in
terest in the regatta.
The first heats of this race resulted:
Landor beat Jcsuh college.
Belgian crew beat Thomas.
The rowing club of Vespers beat
Christ college by a length.
CALLS OFF- PROSECUTION
Stops Action Against Pere Marquette
and Michigan Cen
tral. Washington, July 4, As a result of
the Investigation Into the matter of
charges for transportation and refrig
eration of fruit shipped from oolnts
on the Pere Marquette and Michigan
Central railroads, the interstate com
merce commission has dismissed the
case against the latter road and in
case of the former declined to push the
order affecting rates for the future.
RURAL MAIL ROUTES GROWING
Illinois Holds the Record With 2,518
in Operation June 30.
Washington. July 4. A bulletin la-
sued by the postofficu department
shows that June 3 there were 31,7'JG
rural routes in operation, against 24.
56(; June U't. 1904. Illinois has the
banner record with 2,51 S routes In op
eration and 119 petitions pending.
Confesses Fraud; Ends Life.
Fulton, Mo., July 4. James It. Penn.
a real estate and insurance broker,
committed suicide by drinking poison
after confessing to his partner and two
other citizens that for the last 15 year
he had been securing money fraudu
lently by manipulations, mortgages.
notes, and deeds. He said he believed
himself short $18,000.
Wife of College Man Dead.
Oakaloosa, Iowa, July 4. Mrs. Mar
tha Rosenberger, wife of the president
of Penn college, is dead.
Makes Fast Time.
Fort Wayne, Ind., July 4. A Penn
sylvania railroad special covered 81
miles, between Washington, Ohio, and
Fort Wayne, In C minutes.