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VOL. LV. NO. 24G.
THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, JULY 31, 1900.
PKICE TWO CENTS.
MUTINY BREAKS LOOSE IN
GREAT ISLAND FORTRESS
COOKE IS IN FOR IT
TO INDICT MATHIUS
MM IOWA REPUBLICANS
Court Clerk of Cook County
Found Guilty of Con
spiracy Special Grand Jury Called in Case
of Miss McClain's Assailant.
TO TE POPE
Significant Message to
Bloody War Rages Be-
TROOPS FIGHT TROOPS
Artillery Men Join the Sailors
and Crisis Is
Now on. ,
Helsingfors. Finland. July 31. A ser
ious mutiny has broken out at the great
Island fortress of Sveaborg, which de
fends the sea approaches to Helsing
fors. Since 10 last night there has been a
heavy cannonade at the fortress, inter
spersed with volleys of rifle shooting.
The sound of cheering among the sol
diers is also distinctly audible at Hel
singfors. It all indicates that fighting
was In progress during the whole night
between the .mutineer and the loyal
troops. It is impossible to reach the
fortress, but it Is said upon authority
which is not doubted there are several
hundred dead and wounded.
(auw of Mutiny.
The cause of the mutiny Is said to
have been the death of a soldier in the
battalion of shippers and minors. His
comrades claimed his death was due to
ill treatment, and they rose, joined by
artillerymen. . Together they outnum
bered the loyal infantry troops, who
ww supported by their officers.
The infantry from Skatuddens bar
racks, which stands on the sca front at'
Helsingfors. was Immediately ordered
out. Two torpedo vessels lying at an
chorage off the city thereupon opened
with rapid Sring guns against the bar
racks, shooting over the heads of the
people gathered on the sea front, and
causing tremendous panic.
fifft KirHfrarnt Prevail.
The greatest excitement prevailed
but the socianstc workmen and red
guard of Helsingfors were highly elat
el over the outbreak. They threaten
ed to take advantage of the situation to
proclaim a general strike for the pur
pose or tying up the railroads. At the
latest report the fortress of Sveaborg
was completely in the hands of the mu
Artillerymen Join Mutineer.
Stockholm. July 31. A dispatch
from Helsingfors says artillery men
joined the Sveaborg mutineers, but the
Infantry remained loyal.
The artillery trained its guns on the
loyal troops, 500 of whom were killed
An outbreak also occurred this morn
ing at Skatudden. The officers there
were made prisoners and the soldiers
elected leaders. One officer was killed.
The Russian torpedo destroyer Finn is
bombarding the barracks of the mu
tineers. Mntlneern Yletorioaa.
London. July 31. The News agen
cy's Helsingfors dispatch says a por
tion of the garrison at Sveaborg, Fin
land, mutinied last night' and a long
and sanguiary struggle took place be
tween the mutineers and loyal troops
In which the former are said to have
The mutineers are now In possession
of the fortress. Many were killed and
wounded during the fighting.
Fierce Flithtlng: Continue.
A later dispatch from Helsingfors
says fierce fighting continues, at Svea-
borg. Up to midday over COO men
were killed or wounded. Warships are
now bombarding the, fortress. The In
habitants of Helsingfors are in a state
Strongly Fortified Town.
Sveaborg is a strongly fortified town
In Russian Finland, situated on 'seven
islands in the gulf of Finland, immedi
ately east of Helsingfors. The Islands,
which are connected by pontoons, form
the site of 'the fortress which defends
the harbor of Helsingfors.
rouirka Aiwa Jala.
London, July 31. A dispatch from
ninr nun in
HAUL WAh 10
I III ILII I L.I1I.U 111
Mound City, 111., July 31. Negroes
are gathering here anticipating an at
tack on the jail by whites to lynch Sam
McDonald. . who killed Homer Morris
during a picnic near Ullin Saturday.
Threats by the whites caused much
excitement and a bloody clash is prob
able if the latter attempt to mob Mc
Donald. An attempt at lynching was
made last night when officers brought
McDonald here from Perks.
The mob was foiled by deputies who
nlaoeri the neero in a vehicle and drovelmaae a motion for a new trial
into the country until the excitement
DEATH STAKE IN
A GAME OF DICE
Negro Slayers to Shoot Craps to De
cide Who Shall Hang
rittsburg. July 31. Bud Williams
and Cornelius Combs, negro murderers,
who are to be hanged here Sept. 6,
have agreed to shoot crap for the hon
or of dedicating the new scaffold.
There is no double scaffold in the Pitts
burg jail and both prisoners sent word
that they would like to try the new
scaffold first. Sheriff Dickson told the
murderers they might settle it for
themselves. The sheriff has agreed to
referee the crap game.
AN APPEAL IS MADE
Moneyed Men Asked to Contribute to
Relief of Suffering in the Com
Zion City. July 31. Receiver for
Zion City Industries Hately today is
sued an appeal to a few moneyed fol
lowers of the- Dowie doctrine to con
tribute for the relief of the destitute
of the community,
year the influx of
waned sadly. Hately says: A large
percentage of the population is under- j
fed and insufficiently clothed. The land J
in which they put ther savings has lit-1
tie value under existing conditions.
Prompt relief is needed." Hately
hopes to get it from the wealthy mem-
bc-s of the community.
1HREE VICTIMS OF FOURTH
Further Deaths in Chicago from Re
sults of Celebration.
fhiVne-n Jnlv 21 Thf Trihun savs:
Three more children have died from
injuries suffered during tl-jir celebra-
tion of the Fourth of July. The last
deaths bring the list up to 93. Cleve-
land. Ohio, is about the only city in the
eountry that has not reported a fatal-
ity. This is attributed to a heavy rain
on the 3rd. which laid tne tetanus
germ. The most recent deaths report
Elkhart. Ind. Harry Allen Martin.
10 years old, is dead from injuries by
dynamite, suffered on the 4th of July
Brooklyn, N. Y. George Davis, aged
91 vears ts flpnd from loekiaw. caused
by a toy'pistol with which he was cele-
brating Independence day. I
Terre Haute, Ind. Lytton Markland.
aBeu ii. u it'll UI lotKjaw, ivuuaucu
wane iinng manic cartridges on uie
4th rf Tnlv I
This makes the total to date. 93.
Copenhagen reports the outbreak I ness stand of how she had been de
among sailors at Helsingfors, during jgerted bv her husband, and the latter's
which two officers were killed. The I
mutineers were fully armed and after-1
warus proceeueu to me ouuaiug ui me i
laborers association where they were
) - . . . . . nil a
joined by Cossacks.
Stockholm. July 31. The socialistic
workmen of Finland arp rennrted to
have proclaimed a general strike.
St; Petersburg. July 31. A fierce
war is raging In the Caucuses between
the. Armenian tartars and Russians,
near the Persian frontier and is as
suming threatening dimensions. There
is considerable apprehension that it
may cause the outbreak of a holy war.
Plant Destroyed: Watchman Gone
Buffalo. N. Y.. Julv 31. The Dlant of
the Montgomery Bros. & Co.'s planing
mill and box factory was partially de-
stroyed by fire early today. The loss
is $175,000 PrPd n'Hrvan nlehtwateh-
man. is missins:.
Gave His Wife $10,000,000. I
New York, July 31. In connection
with the reports of possible contests
over the will of Russell Sage, the story
Is circulated today . to the effect that I
Sage gave $10,000,000 to his wife
khortly before his ieatb. I
A PENITENTIARY SENTENCE
Together With a Fine of $2,000 Sim
ilar to a Former
Chicago, July 31. The long and
eventful trial of John A. Cooke, former
circuit court clerk of Cook county.
charged with conspiracy, was brought
to an end last night when the jury re
turned a verdict of guilty and fixed the
punishment at a term in the peniten
tiary and a fine of $2,000. When the
verdict was rendered there was no dis
play of emotion on the part of the de-
fendant and his attorneys immediately
The morning hours at the trial were
taken up by Attorney Donahoe's ad
dress to the jury, which was sensation
al In, Its way and in which he made
direct accusations against State's At
torney Healy of being actuated by po
litical animus in his vigorous prosecu
tion of the case. The argument of
Donahoe was not concluded until 12:40,
at which, time a recess was granted,
and Attorney Healy took up his argu
ment for the state.
Cooke was allowed to leave the court
on the bonds of $30,000 that have been
furnished for the other indictments
When questioned as to whether he had
any statement to make he said there
was nothing for him to say. "These
gentlemen will do the talking, said
Cooke, pointing to his counsel.
Cae Similar to I.Idd'm.
The verdict against Cooke follows
one of like character against John A.
Linn, former clerk of the circuit court
of Cook county. Both indictments fol
lowed an investigation of the county,
fee officials by the committee of the
Citizens' association. In the case
against Linn the charge made was for
appropriating fees, but in examining
the records and book's in the Cooke
case it was found many dummies had
been carried on the pay roll and it was
charged that Cooke received the sala
ries that were supposed to be drawn
by the fictitious persons.
Jolm A. Linn pleaded guilty to iho;
chorees made aeainst him and has
promised to make restitution to the
During the Pastlcounty for the fees withheld by him.
states Attorney Healy. when asked if
U,prft would he anv prosecution of
Bradley and the conspirators with
Cooke refused to say. but it was to be
inferred from the answers given that
thp ones wno j,ave turned state's evi
dence would be allowed to go free.
Georgia's Child Labor Law.
Atlanta, Ga., Duly 31. The Georgia
senate yesterday passed without dis
senting vote the child labor law. The
bill prohibits the employment in any
manufacturing establishment in the
state of any child under 12, the em-
ployment of any child under 14 at night
work, the employment of any person
under 18 unless such nerson shall have
attended school at least three montas
during the preceding year.
DECREE AND CUSTODY OF SON IS
Reno, Nev., July 31. Mrs. William
Ellis Corey was given a decree of di
vorce from the president of the Unites
states Steel corporation by the second
,. , . . v,l, oOtincr 1,pr(.
HHU was awarueu Wie lustuuj ui
son, Allan. 16 years old
Mrs. Corey teld the story on the wit-
!t5tpr Afisa a rtrtie Corev. took the stand
ments. In doing so. Miss Corey hinted
ill (1)1 I UiMJI ill t' Lilt? iflcl"-"- '-,L"L
that her brother's conduct was not an
tnat lt should be, and took occasion to
suue inai wmuy
Ilul Proper peiuu tu ""
a boy Allan a age.
"Do you consider Mr. Corey a proper
custodian for his son?" she was asked.
tT do not." she replied.
Hard On Rich Xw Yorker.
"For the reason," she replied, "that
he is not a proper person for his son to
associate with. He has no home and
his associates are not fit companions
for a young man of Allan's age. I do
not tninK any xew yorK man is nt to
have charge or a boy of his age.
Do you mean, all isew York men?
Miss Uircy was asked
All weaitby New otk- men" she
- isotning was said during the hearing
about alimony, and it is understood
that Mr. Corey made a liberal settle on
his wife before the suit was begun
Mrs. Corey said that a financial set
tlement had been made, but was not
asked to give the details.
Mrs. Corey, on taking the stand, said
MAKES A PREDICTION
That There Will be Catholic as
Well as Protestant Execu
Rome. July 31. The pope today re
ceived the American pilgrimages con
ducted by Right Rev. Henry Gabriels
bishop of Ogdensburg. N. Y.. and John
J. McGrane of Brooklyn. N. Y. The
pope is enjoying excellent health.
Greeting; from freMlrient.
Bishop Gabriels read an address in
which lie quoted President Roosevelt
as saying to hira on learning the bishop
was to conduct a pilgrimage to Rome:
"Tell the pope I sent him my profound
regards. I have tried to treat Protest
ants and Catholics alike, as my latest
appointments show, j I will try to per
petuate this policy. ;
C'ntholic mm Well, an lrotetsnt.
"This republic will stand for many
a century. I expect there will be Cath
olic presidents as well as Protestant.
I trust they all will treat each other
as I have tried to do."
The pope thanked the bishop most
warmly, expressing great love for the
United States and the very highest es
teem of President Roosevelt.
Southern Pacific Tightens Up
Freight Facilities at San
SURE TO BE DISASTROUS
Five Thousand Loaded Cars
Stricken City and Oak
land. San Francisco, Juy 31. The embar
go on freight was Extended yesterday
on all goods comiug into the city by
freight over the Southern Pacific ex
cept crude oil and : perishable goods.
The action was taken after a confer
ence of local officials of the Southern
The effect of the embargo is sure to
be disastrous unless speedily removed.
It is feared it will cause prices of all
goods barred to go up.
It is estimated there are .'.000 loaded
cars in the yards at San Francisco and
COREY IN FAMOUS DIVORCE SUIT
she was married in Pittsburg Dec. 1,
1883. and that on Mny 1, 1905, her hus
band deserted her and went to New
"I followed him and held a conver
sation with him at the Hotel Lorraine,"
she continued. "It. was there that he
told me he had decided to live with
me no longer and that I would never
see him again. There was no scene. I
urged him to resume his place in our
home, but he refused, and I have never
seen him since."
To Live la Went.
Mrs. Corey testified that she had no
intention of suing for divorce whon she
came to Reno. She said that she was
in poor health, and that she selected
this city on the advice of Miss Corey.
Mrs. Corey appeared weak and nerv
ous, and wept softly as she testified re
garding her domestic unhappiness. Af
ter the decree was entered she and her
sister-in-law went to. their home in Riv
erside avenue,' and 1 it was given out
that they intended to continue to make
their home here. 5
Allan Corey testified that at the time
of the parting his father called him to
his office and told him he had decided
to part from his mother. "He said I
was too young to understand the rea
sons," the boy testified. "He then said
that my mother was a good woman and
that my place was" at Wer side."
Call ( the Cawe.
Reno, July 31. The Corey divorce
trial was called yesterday in the dis
trict court of Nevada at Reno. Mrs.
Corey was attended by her son, Allen
Corey, and her sister-in-law, Miss Corey,
appeared in court. William E. Corey,
president of the United States Steel
STATE MILITIA IS ON HAND
Business at a Standstill and Mob
Busy Makes Futile Attempt at
May field, Ky., July 31. Judge Bugg
empaneled a special grand jury yester
day to indict Allen Mathius, the alleg
ed assailant of Miss McClain. An or
der was made by the court directing
the jailer of McCracken to turn him
over to the Graves county authorities
The action is under orders of Governor
Beckham. Judge Bugg ordered Cap
tain Rosewell to have Company I at
the armory in this city at 3 p. m., arm
ed and equipped.
IltiMlneMM at ti Stnndxtill.
There axe large crowds in town and
business Is at a standstill. A mob en
tered the jail in this city yesterday,
but failed to find the negro.
PURPOSE TO RETIRE
Tells Illinois Woman in Letter Posi
tively He Will Not Take Third
Peoria, 111., July 31. In a personal
letter to Mrs. L. A. Kinsey of Peoria,
President Roosevelt, through Secretary
Loeb, states that he will not be a can
didate for renomination by the republi
can party. The letter follows:
Oyster Bay, July 2C, 190G. Mrs. L.
A. Kinsey. Peoria. 111. Dear Madam:
Your letter of recent date has been re
ceived and I thank you in the presi
dent's behalf for calling attention to
the enclosed clipping. I would say.
however, that the president has noth
ing to add to the statement issued on
the night of the election in 1904. His
decision as announced at that time iu
irrevocable. Very truly yours.
WILLIAM LOEB, JR.,
Secretary to the President.
The letter was in reply to a commu
nication sent bv Mrs. Kinsey, inclosing
an editorial which appeared in the
Herald-Transcript of recent date de
claring that the spirit of the president
in accepting the button of the Grand
Army of the Republic should be to
place himself in the position of the
volunteers of IStJl who answered their
TRAMPS KILL A BRAKEMAN
Railroad Man Slain While Trying to
Drive Men from Train.
Gladstone, X. D.. July 31. C. S. Carr
a brakeman on a Northern Pacific
freight train, was killed during a fight
with four tramps in a box car near
here yesterday. Carr and another
brakeman, it is supposed, went into the
car to expel the tramps. The second
brakeman. whose name is not known
here, was badly injured. Two of the
tramps were arrested and the two oth
ers escaoed. but the sheriff is after
corporation, the defendant, is not pres
ent. He is represented by counsel.
The plaintiff demanded a jury trial
and the task of selecting the jury is
now in progress. In her complaint
Mrs. Corey charges Corey with deser
tion. This is denied by Corey in his
answer. He charges she is a non-resi
dent of Nevada, and that her cause
therefore will not stand.
AVed AVheu lloth Were 1'oor.
New York, July 31. Mrs. Corey was
a servant in the household of A. A.
Corev when the latter's son. William
Ellis Corey, was earning $40 a month
working in a coHiery, and married her
on Dec. 15. 1S83. Mrs. Corey was, how
ever, a member of an old Pennsylva
nia family, and there was no social dis
crepancy in the stations of herself and
her young husband.
Advanced rapidly in the Carnegie
Steel company, a trusted lieutenant of
Charles M. Schwab, Mr. Corey rose
swiftly to great wealth and financial
power. He had social ambitions, and,
spending much time in New York,
sought entrance to the most exclusive
circles there. He often complained in
public that his wife's dislike for any
thing but domestic society and her
Jealousy of his mingling in social gaye
ties was a great obstacle to his ambi
tions. Mr. Corey became acquainted with
Mabelle Gilman, a comic opera singer,
gave her expensive entertainments and
set gossip afoot which soon reached
Pittsburg. , When. In December. 1905,
Mr. Corey admitted that his wife was
about to seek a legal separation, lie
said their differences were irreconcilia
ble and admitted his friendship with
Miss Gilman, insisting that It was of
an entirely proper character.
Newport. R. I., July 31. A eollisiou
between the battleships Alabama and
Illinois in a thick fog last night is re
ported today by Rear Admiral Charles
The squadron was making for this
harbor when the Alabama crashed into
It is reported neilher ship was in
jured below the water line.
FOR A LOVER
Youth, Thwarted, Ties Sack of Explo
sive About Neck and Ex
Wellington. Kan., July Tying a
ack filled with dynamite around his
neck and setting fire to a fuse attach
ed thereto, Graham D. Gibbs, a love
orn youth, deliberate blew himself
into atoms last night. A horrified
crowd of several hundred persons wit
nessed the suicide. Just before the ex
plosion came Gibbs attempted to tear
the sack from his breast, as if over
come with terror at the fate he had in
vited. Windows were broken blocks
away and a great hole dug in the street
where he stood. Not a shred of his
clothing or a piece of his body could be
Gibbs was in love with Rosa Gau
betz. whose mother drove him away
from the house.
ICE TRUST RAISED PRICE
Independent St. Louis Dealer Tells of
St. Louis, July 31. Testimony ob
tained by Circuit Attorney Sager in
his suit to dissolve the Merchants" Ico
and Coal company and the Polar Wave
I Tpfl ari1 Ti i n 1 rntrtnanv gn t w. nllro--i-
tiuns that they have violated the anti
trust laws of Missouri developed the
fact that a meeting was held in May at
the offices of the Polar Wave company
for the purpose of raising the whole
sale price of ice from $3 to $1 a ton.
Theodore W. Mortens, a so-called in
dependent ice dealer, testified that af
ter conferring with representatives of
the two ice companies and suggesting
that the price of ice be raised from $:
to $1 a ton and meeting with no ob
jection he raised the price accordingly.
"After that meeting." said Mortens. "I
was informed that the larger dealers
had decided to charge 40 cents a hun
diedweight for ice to small customers."
WOMAN SEIZES CAP; RUNS IT
Wishes to Catch Train, Ousts Motor
man and Turns on Power.
Chicago, July 31. When the motor
man on a Halsted street car failed to
make sufficient speed, Mrs. S. H. Chi
dester of Evergreen Park, who was
anxious to catch a train on the" Grand
Trunk road at Forty-ninth street, push
ed the Tnotorman from the car, seized
the controller and, turning on the pow
er, sent the big coach leaping along
the line. The passengers were in a
panic, two or three wagons were part
ly wrecked, and finally the conductor
with the aid of the passengers, forced
Mrs. Chidester from her post and
brought the car to a stop.
The run by the woman motorman
was from rorty-tnira to roriy-eignin
street. Mrs. Chidester was taken to
the stockyards police station, but was
released when she explained that she
only acted as she did because- she wish
td to catch a train for home.
Evergreen Park is- 14 miles south
M0LINE MERCHANTS' OUTING
Take Excursion Trip on the W. W. to
The Moline Retail Merchants' excur
sion to Muscatine today attracted many
hundreds of people who enjoye! the
ride and outing to the down river city
The W. W. left at 10 o'clock, taking
the merchauts and friend from Moline
Th business establishments there
were closed for the day. Sunday, Aug.
12. the steamer and barge will take an
excursion to Clinton leaving R.?ek Is
land at 9 o'clock in the morning and
returning in the evening at 8 o'clock.
An afternoon trip has also born arrang
ed to Princeton on the Eclipse which
will leave here on the regular schedule
time. 3:15. The party will return on
the W. W.
Rockefeller In Cleveland.
Cleveland. Ohio.-July 31. Mr. and
Mrs. John D. Rockefeller reacneu
Cleveland earl- today. They were
driven directly to Forest Hill, their
Fight Between Cummins
and Perkins Becom
ing More Intense,
IN DREAD OF BOLT
Contests Continue Before the
State Central Com
mittee. Dos Moines, Iowa, July 21. Interest
in tomorrow's republican state oonven
tion i.s still centered on the state cen
tral committee, which is hearine the
contests filed by the friends of George
D. Perkins, candidate for governor
against Governor A. B. Cummlss, who
In three of twelve cases subaikted,
the chairman of the Cummiis delega
tion appeared before the commit! etj
yesterday, denying Its jarisdirticn. but
furnishing information called for "out
Ma o Convention.
Today It is said another chairman
will attend and give information and
then the Cummins following will
"sand pat" and await the calling to
order of the convention. The commit
tee will not, perhaps rach a conclu
sion before tomorrow morning. The
majority are said to be opposed to tak
ing any action which mlht possibly re
sult in two state tickets, and the inr
pression seems to be getting stronger
that the committee will find a way out
of the difficulty confronting them -and
come to a decision that will lead to only
lloth SIiIcm Confident.
While the Cummins people are still
confident they control the situation,
the Perkins following have not aban
doned their position that they have or
will have "a majority of the legally
elt o!-d !-lrj4;ites."
'Mir InnUie Tn!k.
IniilJ talk this morning poiuts to a
joint ticket. Though no proposition
has yet bt--n formulaied. it is said a
com prom. ?o will to attempted. If tno
two faction;? can Ijp gotten together, it
looks as if strong efforts will be mad
to that end.
Republicans who have it in mind
will not talk openly, but evidently a
plan to get together the loading repre
sentatives of tie two factions is under
consideration by a few. Sistiething
may develop this afternoon or tonight.
The only difficulty in the way, it is re
ported, is "reasonableness." One ardut
inside republican said: "Perkins is al
ways reasonable; it remains to be seen
whether Cummins is."
Still Mum? With Content.
The state central committee i still
at work on contests, but making such
slow progress they are not likely to
finish the work before midnight, if
then. If the compromise talk Is fol
lowed by action, it may not be neoes
nary for the committee to decide any
of the contests preparatory to taking
up the temporary roll. Compromise
may be the way out, and the commit
tee is said to be hoping for this, ho the
republicans may have a solid front in
the state and congressional fights itt
BY THE SWEAT BOX
John L. Voss, Chicago Man Accused
of Wife Murder is Driven
Chicago, July 31. After being forced
to undergo the mental strain of the
"sweatbox'Vat the Thirty-sixth precinct,
police station last night, John L. Voss.
under arrest on a charge of having
burned his house to conceal the Mur
der of his wife, broke down under the
continual questioning and became vio
lently insane. Physicians declared that
he was a victim of paresis and ordered
the police to take him to the county
hospital. The "sweating" process fail
ed to force a confession and repeatedly
in hii delirium Voss protested his inno
cence, an assertion finally accepted a
true by Assistant Chief SchuetHer.
The nv-ntal breakdown of the accus
ed man came last night after Assistant
Chief Schuettler and Inspector Shfepy
had again forced him to repeat his
story of his wife s death and the firo
which consumed her body. Voss had
been put through the "weatbox" earli
er in the day and at the conclusion of
the inquisition he fell in a faint upon,
the floor. He has not slept since Sat
urday night, when he awoke to find hit
house in flames, and he suffered with
a burn:ng rever an day yesterday. As
sistant Chief Schuettler sal last night
that he believed Voss was not guilty of
his wife murder, and admitted tht li3
had not varied an lota from his origin