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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, JULY 10. 1905.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Pressing Back Russians
MOVE IS SIGNIFICANT
First Time War Has Been Car
ried Outside of Neutral
London, July 10. A dispatch to the
Japanese legation from Tokk an
nounced the Japanese force on the isl
and of Sakhalin, which Is pushing the
Russian troops, has captured four guns
and a quantity of ammunition.
la lmportaat Polat.
St. Petersburg, July 10. 2 a. m.
With the Japanese flag hoisted for the
first time on Russian soil after 18
months of war, the Importance of the
landing on the island of Sakhalin is
admitted generally, both in newspaper
comment and In government circles.
Complete occupation of the island is
regarded as a foregone conclusion.
The Novoe Vremya voices the gen
eral sentiment in holding that the con
trol of Sakhalin puts a powerful lever
in the possession of Japanese diplo
macy, which finally has something
tangible in its hands to throw upon, the
scales with the sword in the coming
KAet oa I'eaee.
There Is a divergence of opinion with
regard to the effect it will have upon
the negotiation at Washington, some
of the lrreconcilables declaring that it
nmkes peace at the present juncture
inure Irojonsible than before, as Japan
will be able to demand the cession of
the island and a heavy indemnity as
well, tnakiug the terms too costly, but
the more prevalent view is that Japan
has now in her hands enough trumps
to take the game.
Small ladrmalty Hope Gome.
The attack on the island certainly
dissipates one of the hopes of the peace
dvucates, who have been suggesting
that its voluntary cession might be an
offset, with Port Arthur and the Chi
nese railroad, against the payment of
a large part or all of a monetary In
demnity. No further report of the landing op
erations has been received.
USE EXPLOSIVE TO BREAK JAIL
Bold Effort By Jackson County Pris
oners Foiled by the Sheriff.
Murphysboro. 111., July 10. Fourteen
prisoners confined in the Jackson coun
ty jail at this place made a desperate
but unsuccessful attempt to gain free
dom yesterday by attacking the struc
ture with nitroglycerin. The explosive
was applied to the locks cn the door
between the cells and the corridor and
touched off. Two locks were blown
from the door and a large hole was
torn in it. A piece of iron weighing 20
pounds was hurled through the brick
wall in front of the door like a can
non ball and the windows were shat
tered. The sound of the explosion brought
the sheriff and guards to the scene and
they made such a display of force that
the rising was soon put down.
Peoria College to Be Reopened.
Peoria. III.. July 10. Jubilee college,
a historical school for industrial edu
cation, founded here in the early 3o's.
and abandoned several years ago, is to
be reopened under the rule of the Epis
copal church. Bishop Fawcett heads
LEAPS 1,000 FEET
TO SAVE A WOMAN
Spectacular Feat of Boston Aeronaut
Results in Injury to
s . Him.
Lynn. Mass.. July 10 With a
drop of 1.000 fet. William Canfield. a
Boston aeronaut leaped from a balloon
over Lynn Common in order to save
Mrs. Camille Stafford, a woman aero
naut who ascended with him. He was
badly injured by striking the side of a
house as his parachute swung in the
strong wind. The balloon was leaking
gas. Mrs. Stafford leaped some time
after Canfield did. landing uninjured.
ELKS OPEN REUNION
WITH MANY PRESENT
Buffalo, July 10. The 19th annual
reunion of the Benevolent and Protect
ive Order of Elks began here today
Delegations from all parts of the coun
try are pouring Into the city. The
business sessions oegu tomorrow.
GIVEN TO KRUGER
The Russian Commander Secures
Charge of Kniaz Potem
kine at Kustenji.
MUTINEERS SUNK VESSEL
Merely Opened Sea Cocks Torpedo
Boat Crew Take Strange
Kustenji, July 10. The announce
ment that the battleship Knlaz Potem
kine sailed with Admiral Krleger's
squadron yesterday evening waa Incor
rect. Before leaving the Polemkine
the mutineers opened the sea cocks and
flooded her hold. She is lying at the
bottom, but It Is expected to be re
floated In time to leave for Sebastopol
Ta Tarn Veaael Over.
Kustenji, Roumanla, July 10. Ad
miral Krleger Saturday afternoon
boarded and took possession of the
Kniaz Potemkine, King Charles of
Roumania, having sent Instructions to
the commander of the Roumanian
squadron that the battleship should be
delivered to the Russian squadron with
out the raising of difficulties. The
squadron sailed for Russia Saturday
The torpedo boat which accompanied
the renegade, however, left for Odessa
without surrendering, its commander de
ciarlng that he had not mutinied, but
that the Kniaz Potemkine had forced
him to follow.
Kla Ordered Skip Turned Over.
Admiral Krieger arrived with his
squadron Saturday morning, and after
exchanging the customary salutes, in
timated that he had come to arrange
for the transfer of the Knlaz Potem
kine. Admiral Koslinsky, commander
of the Roumanian squadron, boarded
the Russian battleship Tchesme and in
formed Admiral Krieger that King
Charles had ordered him to turn the
vessel over. The formalities of the
transfer were completed in the after
noon. - One Man Held Crew la l.eaah.
It is said that during the last few
days the vessel was navigated by two
engineers and an officer with revol
vers at their heads.
All of the sailors wished to surren
der with the exception of Mafusehen
ko, the leader of the mutiny, who re
sisted for some time and wanted to
blow up the ship.
Seven officers were held prisoners
aboard the pirate warship. They were
in a pitiable condition from ill treat
ment. They declare that Matuschenko
himself killed 10 officers of the battle
Had Short Tine.
The crew was given half an hour in
which to surrender or leave port. They
took the latter alternative.
A considerable number of the crew
of the Kniaz Potemkine surrendered to
the Russian squadron, alleging that
they had acted under compulsion.
A Russian priest, after the transfer,
held a service of purification on board,
sprinkling the vessel and its flags with
STATE GASH GONE
Failure of First National Bank at
Topeka Creates Official
TREASURER KELLY MAY QUIT
All Laws Bearing On Case in Hand
Were Recently Repealed by
Topeka. Kans., July 10. Another
conference of attorneys was held Sat
urday to discuss the situation arising
from the loss of the state funds In the
defunct First National bank.
It is announced that Gov. Hoch will
demand the resignation of State Treas
urer T. T. Kelly on the ground of im
proper conduct in office, and that Kelly
will resist the demand. The matter
probably will have to be settled In the
courts. Gov. Hoch Is understood as be
ing extremely anxious to secure the
resignation of Kelly.
All Laws Repealed.
Considerable difficulty arises from
the fact that all the laws which were
especially designed for cases like the
present one were repealed by the last
session of the state legislature. Some
definite action will be taken immedi
ately. LONGSHOREMEN SATISFIED
Evidence of Peace With Employers Had
at Opening of Convention.
Detroit. July 10. The 14th annual
convention of Longshoremen, Marine
and Transport Workers' association,
opened here today.
Evidence of amicable relations be
tween the longshoremen ami their em
ployers on the Great Lakes was giren
by President William Livingstone, of
the Lake Carriers association, who
made the opening address.
Kaiser Has Won Point
- in IVrangle- Vith
RELATIVE TO MOROCCO
Conference Arranged For
United States Prayed
Berlin, July 10. The agreement be
tween France and Germany on the sub
ject of Morocco which will be made
public in both Paris and Berlin today
cannot but be regarded here as a diplo
matic success of first Importance over
both Great Britain and France, al
though It Is expressed In terms of
great moderation, the agreement being
referred to as "an accord based on a
full appreciation and recognition of
each government's rights and aims."
Yet. officially the issue is regarded
as a triumph for Emperor William and
Prince von Buelow that will strength
en German diplomacy everywhere on
the continent. The attitude of the
American government toward the Mo
roccan controversy was altogether sat
isfactory to Germany.
Hoowevelt Wan In It.
Precisely what part Roosevelt took
in forwarding a settlement is not made
public in Berlin, but it is appreciated
the influences he exerted at Paris and
London contributed toward the settle
France and Germany agree to recall
their legations at Tangier as soon as
the conference meets at Fez, and to
jointly advise the sultan to prepare
the program to be laid before the in
ternational conference in accordance
with the principles set forth in the let
ters exchanged, which fully recognize
the special interests of France in
Aitre ta Confer. -
Paris. July 10. Premier Rouvier
and Prince von Radolin, the German
ambassador, have reached an agree
ment relative to communications to be
exchanged between France and Ger
many regarding Morocco. France con
sents to participate in the conference,
having been assured, in the course of
the negotiations, her interests will be
TAKE ANOTHER RAP
AT SMOOT OF UTAH
Epworth League Also Adopts Resolu
tions Favoring Uniform Di
Denver. July 10. The seventh inter-
national convention of the Epworth
league closed last night with meetings
in the down town churches and audito
riums at which was read the report of
the committee on resolutions, previ
ously adopted by the board of control,
the governing body to the league. The
report protests against Reed Smoot's
admission to the senate; urges con
gress to submit to the people a consti
tutional amendment prohibiting poly
gamy or plural marriages within the
United States; favors uniform divorce
law; pledges Incessant warfare against
all forms of Intemperance; and Indors
es the Hepburn-Dolliver bill for the
prevention of Interstate transportation
of Intoxicants In violation of prohibit
HAIL STONES STOP TRAIN
Storm in East Texas Makes Drifts on
Dallas. Texas. July 10. The Texas &
Pacific passenger train from St. Louis
reached Dallas several hours late Sat
urday night. It passed through a hail
storm in east Texas that made drifts on
the tracks and riddled the windows and
lighter works of every car. The train
looked as If It bad been peppered by
rapid-fire guns. The hailstones were
as large as a man's thumb and came
with terrific force. Some of the pas
sengers were bruised about the face
and hands and others cot by flying
RECEIVER FOR ST. LOUIS BANK
Fraud Order Results in Turning it
Over to the Authorities.
St. Louis. Mo., July 10. Judge Mc
Elhinney in the circuit court today ap
pointed former Judge Spencer receiver
for the People's United States bank
against which a fraud order has been
issued by the postal authorities. Spen
cer qualified, furnishing $250,000 bond,
and took charge of the bank.
Springfield, 111., July 10. Represen
tatives of ail the railroad employes as
sociations in the state appeared before
Got. Deneen today to protest against
the reduction In freight rates by the
state board of railroad and warehouse
commissioners. They said the reduc
tion of rates did not so much mean a
reduction of their wages as it did short
er hours, slower trains, and less trains,
and other economics, which would af
feet and reduce the earnings of the
railroad employes. The governor said
the commissioners will hear the case
tomorrow and recommend that the em
ployes file their protest against the
reduction with that body.
HEAT CAUSE OF
114 DEATHS IN ITALY
Prostrations Number 886 Data Col
iected from Official
Rome. July 10. According to data
collected by the minister of the inte
rior, the regions which suffered most
from the" hot wave are Romagna Tus
cany, Lombardy. and Venezia. Laborers-
in the fields gathering harvests
form the largest class of sufferers. In
Romagna there were 3S8 sunstrokes
and 40 deaths; in Tuscany 254 sun
strokes and 32 deaths; and in Lombar
dy 244 sunstrokes and 3C deaths, a to
tal of 88C cases, of which 114 were fa
tal. Many other victims of the heat were
reported from other parts of Italy, and
In numerous Instances the victims be
came insane from the effects. Al
though the heat has moderated, there
were reported today a number of cas
es from Florence, Ascoli, Lodi, and Ve
rona, some of them being fatal.
MAY OUST ANOTHER NEGRO
Whites of Gov. Vardaman's Home
Memphis. Tenn., Jiily 10. After one
negro had been selected as clerk In
the postoffice at Greenwood, Miss., and
had resigned after a mysterious court
held by citizens, pending troubles have
been heightened by the announcement
that another negro, J. A. Harmon, is
next on the eligible list and will be
offered the place. W. A. Carter, the
first negro, accepted .the job only to
give it up after one day and after a
warning that he had better leave the
country. The citizens are much stir
red up over the latest developments
and may attempt more violent means
of getting rid of this negro. Green
wood, which is Gov. Vardaman's homo,
has a white woman as postmistress.
HEAD AGENT LEAVES POST
Blow to Equitable in Action of Archi
bald C. Haynes.-
New York. July 10. Archibald C.
Haynes, general agent for the Equita
ble Life Assurance society, controller
of the largest and most important
agency, with headquarters on Broad
street. New York, has sent his resigna
tion to Paul Morton, chairman of the
board of directors. His various offices
are in the heart of the financial dis
trict and he counts among his custom
ers many noted men. A trained corps
of experts are his assistants. Haynes
summoned his corps of agents to a
meeting Thursday and addressed them.
He declared plainly he could no longer
endorse the deferred dividend plan
policy and urged them to work on non
participalion of stock policies, where
by the policy holder has his right fully
guaranteed. Haynes said he was de
termined to resign.
Man Injured and $100,000 Damage
Done in Central Part of
Iola. Kans., July 10. Three saloons
in the heart of the buviness section
were completely wrecked by dynamite
early today. Much damage was done
to other property in the vicinity. The
loss is estimated at 1100.000. J. E.
Thome, owner of one. was injured.
The dynamite was exploded apparently
by some temperance reformer. ro ar
rests. PAPER BAG COMPANY
Appleton. Wis.. July 10. A trust
deed from the Union Bag & Paper
company to the Trutt Company of
America of New York on all the for
mer's property in Wisconsin, New
York and Quebec was filed here today
I to cover a loan of 15,OO.rtOO.
Canal Commission Im
port Italians, Japs
Larger Use of Machinery Ex
pected to Reduce Number
of Men Employed.
Washington, July 10. In order to
test the capacity for work of Italians,
Chinese and Japanese and also the con
tract method of securing and handling
laborers, the Panama canal commis
sion has decided to Import 2.000 men
of each nationality, for a 500 day con
tract, subject to renewal. Proposals
for furnishing these laborers soon will
I e More Maehlaery.
It is the object of the commission to
reduce the amount of this sort of labor
as much as possible by the Introduc
tion of modern machinery, but it will
be necessary to secure several thous
and additional workman.
Chicago Cartage Company Unique
Outgrowth of the Team
Chicago. July 10. Equipped with 30
wagons, the Chicago Cartage company
with non-union drivers began making
deliveries for express and transfer
companies today for strike-bound con
cerns. The regular business of the
transfer firms will be taken care of by
IS WIDOWED BY SUICIDES
Woman Will Not Marry Again Because
Men Are Foolish.
Macon, Mo., July 10. Henry Spilker,
40 years old. committed suicide Im the
city jail Saturday night by tearing his
shirt into strips and hanging himself
to the bars. Recently he told th po
lice that he was jealous of his wife.
John Lowery, Mrs. Spilker's firet bun
band, committed suicide three years
ago because of jealousy. Mrs. Spilker
is a middle-aged woman. At the in
quest she said she would never marry
again, because men were so foolish.
She denied having given cither' hus
band real cause for Jealousy.
SCOn AND NORTHCOTT AGREE
Will Turn Hart, the Negro, Over to
Federal Court for Trial.
Springfield. 111., July 10. (Special.)
United States District Attorney
Northcott has received a letter from
John K. Scott, state's attorney of Rock
Island county, stating that he agrees
in the opinion rendered by Mr. North
cott that the murder of the Greek,
James Poppis. by the negro. J. D. Hart,
April 24. at Rock Island arsenal, wau
within the jurisdiction of the United
States and promising to turn over Hart
to the federal authorities.
KILLS FARMER AT OWN DOOR
Stranger Calls fndianian Out In Early
Morning and Shoots Him.
Brazil, Ind., July 10. At an early
hour this morning an unknown man
called Roland Caldwell, a farmer in
the southern part of the county, to his
front door, telling him a relative was
sick. When Caldwell opened the door
the stranger fired five shots at him.
one of which entered his heart, killing
him instantly. Officers are In search
of the murderer, and bloodhounds will
be secured at once. No clew has yet
HEAT KILLS NEW YORKERS
Four Fatalities and Many Prostrations
in 24 Hours.
New York, July 10. During the 24
hours ending at midnight there were
four deaths from excessive heat in tbis
city. A large number of prostrations
Mexican War Veteran Dead.
Tacoma. Wash.. July 10. John Sel
by, a veteran of the Mexican and civil
wars, died today, aged 87. The remains
will be sent to Jacksonville, III., his
Bonaparte to Endeavorers.
Baltimore, July 10. Charles J. Bon
aparte, secretary of the navy, address
ed the Christian Endeavor convention
this afternoon on "Pure I"olitlcs and
LAWSON IS MUTE
Boston Financiar Loses Voice as
Result of Two
OIL IS GIVEN BRIEF REST
Physician, After Examination, Says
Muscles Are Merely Tired
Kansas City. Mo.. July 10. Thomas
W. Law son is in Kansas City voice
less. He is temporarily mute because
of the strain put upon his vocal organs
by bis speeches of Friday night at the
Knife and Fork club banquet here and
at the Ottawa Chautauqua on Satur
day. There Is a possibility that Mr. Law-
son will have to abandon a part or all
of his remaining speaking dates on
account of his disability, yet Mr. Law
son and his physician. Dr. J. E. Logan
of this city, do not believe that such
a necessity will arise.
Fbyalrla la Optimistic.
Absolute quiet has been prescribed
for Mr. Lawson an order which he Is
reluctantly obeying. Dr. Logan said
last night that if Mr. Lawson obeys or
ders he will be able to speak at Fair
bury. Neb., on Tuesday, as he is sched
uled to do.
"Mr. Lawson simply has strained his
voice to such an extent that the mus
cles of his larynx refuse to work," said
Dr. Logan. "The muscles are tired
out. and. in addition, Mr. Lawson has
a slight cold. It was to have been ex
pected that a man unaccustomed to
public speaking, as Mr. Lawson, should
have worn out his voice by two such
efforts as that of Friday night and
Saturday afternoon, especially as the
last speech was delivered in the open
air on a raw day and to a large
crowd. I think two dy' rest will re
store his voice to Its natural condi
ltetarna for Medical Attention.
Mr. Lawson returned to Kansas City
yesterday morning unexpectedly, his
coming being made imperative by the
necessity of seeking medical attention
Mr. Lawson's second advent to Kan
sas City was a different one from his
first coming. When he got here last
FYirtav he talked, talked, talked. Ev
erybody stood amazed at his ceaseless
flow of words. Yesterday the Egyp
tian sphinx was no more silent than
he. Not a single word could he utter
But the voiceless apostle of the creed
of "Fnnaied Finance" can still write
and "system" will proHl little from his
KEATING LOSES SUIT CASE
Three Men Picked Up In Msline in
Possession of It.
A man named Keating reported the
los of a suit rasa to the polioo rtoparr
ment Sat unlay night, and a short time
afterward ttiree men ware piclM up
in Mollne. one of them having tfie
property. They have a hearing this
BLOWN TO PIECES
Eight Men Killed by Premature
Explosion of Big
ON THE PENNSYLVANIA ROAD
Bodies Terribly Mangled Coroner's
Jury Exonerates Company
Harrisburg. Pa., July 10. Eight men
were blown to pieces and two others
injured by the prematura explosion of
a big blast of rock powder on the Penn
sylvania railroad improvements near
New Cumberland Sunday morning.
AH the victims wero employes of P. S.
Kerbaugh & Co.. contractors, who are
building the double tracks for the rail
road to connect with the Hnola yards.
The bodies of the men were terribly
mangled and particles of flesh and
bone were scattered for a distance of
200 yards from the scene of the ex
plosion. l.Ut of Victim.
The. dead are:
Arthur Green, colored, 23 yeara old,
Frank Mullach. a Slav. 4-1.
Robert Thompson, colored, 23, Har
risburg. James Wiseman, 5, dynamite boss,
Buffalo. N. Y.
Thyee Italians and one Slav, known
only by numbers.
William Reed, colored, 20 years old:
skull fractured and injured internally.
G. C. Miller, 58. Idavllle; bruised
about body, but not seriously.
Not a trace of the two colored men
who were killed can be found, and it
is biippoved their bodies were blown
into the river, which is being dragged.
An inquest was held in the afternoon
by "Squire Coble, of Lemoyne. The
jury returned a verdict of premature
explosion from an unknown cause with
no blame attached to the contractors.
N. II,, G!I0
Sessions of Peace Envoys
Out of Washington
Meeting to be in Government
Building at the Navy
Washington, July 10. Assistant Sec
retary Peirce today announced that
the plenipotentiaries of Russia and
Japan had agreed upon Portsmouth.
N. H.. as the meeting place for the
sessions of the peace conference to be
held outside of Washington. The se
slons are to be held In the new build
ing at the government navy yards.
Uoea to Make Arrnnajemeata.
Assistant Secretary Peirce has been
specially commissioned by the presi
dent to make all arrangements for the
meeting of the plenipotentiaries at
Portsmouth, and is preparing to leave
for that place to confer with the com
mandant of the navy yard.
On (wveramrat Kail.
The selection of Portsmouth was mu
tually acceptable to the peace envoys
of the belligerents, as besides belrfj a
cool and comfortable place for this
season of the year. It has the advan
tage of offering a building on govern
ment soil, which is regarded as an im
portant consideration. This govern
ment, it Is stated, did not in any wise
dictate as to the selection.
I.lve In 1 1 tela.
While the sessions will be held in
the navy yard, the plenipotentiaries
and their staffs will live in nearby ho
tels. COTTON JUMPS S2 A BALE
Various Causes Conspire to Cause Ex
citement in Market.
New York, July 10. An advance. f
more than 2 a bah? was recorded ki
the cotton market here today on re
ports of heavy rains In the west, pri
vate advices of crop damage and the
belief the Juno acreage reported by
the bureau of statistics had underesti
mated the percentage of decrease. The
movoment was accompanied by great
activity and excitement. At New Or
leans all active months advanced 65
CHICAGOAN KILLED IN LEAP
Fatal Result of Fire in New York Hotel
New York. July 10 Arthur Neely.
of Chicago, was killed and several per
sons narrowly escaped death by suffo
cation early today in a Are in east
Forty-fourth street. Neely leaped from
a fourth floor window, landing on the
sidewalk on bis head.
50 SMALLPOX DEATHS DAILY
Valparaiso, Chile, Has 1,000 Cases, and
Are Increasing at Ninety a Day.
Valparaiso, July 10. There have
been lfc ra of smallpox here dur
ing the last 48 hours. The fatalities
are about 50 a day. It is estimated
there are 1.0o patients In the clr.
Schools and churches ar still open.
The streets will be sprinkled with a
solution of sulphate and copper.
Btaze at Detroit.
Dotroit, July 10. Fire today caused
1100,000 damage In the factory of Ire
land & Matthews, manufacturers of
ENGLISH MEET THE
FRENCH ON THE SEA
Naval Demonstration at Brest First
of Kind in Many
Brest. July 10. The British equa-l-
rwn arrived here at noon today for a
series of naval festivities In which
French and British sailors will parti
cipate. Much significance is attached
to the isit as being the first fraterniz
ing of these navies for many year
and as a visible evidence of strength
behind the Anglo-French understand
ing: SPECIAL ON SANTA
FE HALF HOUR LATE
Kingman, Ariz., July 10. The Santa
Fe special carrying Walter Scott, from
Los Angeles to Chicago, In an attempt
to lower the record, arrived here 32
minutes behind time.