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TODAY'S SNORTING NEWS WILL BE POUND ON PAGE 8.
THE JOURNAL TOURS
'Seeing Minneapolis" by Auto
Is the Popular Choice of*
Tourist and Resident.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
WARLIKE MOVE IS
MADE BY NORWAY
J*hree Classes of Conscription
Already Armed and'in
Training.
LONG TRAINS MOVE
TROOPS TOWARD LINE
JFrondhjem Dispatch to Sweden's
Capital Shows.Hostility or
Preparedness.
Stockholm. Swede n. June 30, 4-15
p.m.A telegram from Trendhiem to
the Jamtlands-Posten announces that al
most the entire Norwegian army has
been mobilized and three classes of con
scription are armed and in training.
On Tuesday night, it is added, 2,000
infantry- wexe moved towards the Swed
ish boundary.
Sixty-five cars and two engines were
sent south from Trondhiem to assist in
the movements of troops.
PETITION GOES TO PRESIDENT
20,000 Norwegians in Chicago Ask Rec
ognition of New Government.
Chicago, June 30.The petition which
has been forwarded to President Roose
velt, signed by nearly twenty thousand
Norwegians lesidmg in or near Chi
cago, asking the recognition of the new
government ot Norway, quotes the reso
lution adopted by the Isorwegian stor
thing on June 7 and then says that "we,
citizens of the United States of ^Nor
wegian birth and blood, do earnestly
hope and respectfully petition that you
w ill, at the earliest opportunit y, signify
your recognition of the new govern
ment of Norway, createdby the sover
eign will of the Norwegian people, as
expressed by the unanimous action of
their representatives storthing as
sembled.
In a letter accompanying the petition
Frederick H. Gade, chairman of the
committee having the petition in cbarge,
writes to President Roosevelt as fol
lows:
"This government is a de facto gov
ernment full, complete and peaceable
control and possession of the govern
mental machinery and functions of the
country, was established by the unani
mous action of the representatives of
the people and is supported by the en
tire people of Norway. Nearly one
third of the entire Norwegian popula
tion of the world resides in the United
States under your care and protection,
and these citizens of the United States,
following the events in their old home
with the deepest interest and concern,
earnestly hope that their country of
adoption will be the first to accord
friendly recognition to their country
of birth."
FATHER DUNCAN'S
TOWN IN ASHES
Calamity Is Believed to Have Be
fallen Noted Indian Colony
in Alaska.
Seattle, Wash., June 30.The town of
Metlakahtla, on the southeastern coast
of Alaska, has probably been destroyed
by fire.
Officers of the steamer Cottage City,
arriving from the north today, report
that the place was burning on the night
of June 26.
Metlakahtla is Father Duncan's town
and the most advanced and civilized In
dian community on the Ameiican con
tinent. It is on Annette island at the
extreme southeastern end of the Alas
kan archipelago, and was founded in
1887 when William Duncan, who had
conducted a very successful missionary
work among the Indians at Port Simp
son on the Canadian side, owing to ec
clesiastical and political troubles, mi
grated with his Indians to United States
territory. received from our gov
ernment a tit le for his followers to the
island on which their new settlement
was established.
The migration of these Indians, leav
ing all theirpossessions, all they had ac
complished in thirty year? of advance
ment fiom the state of savagery and
even cannibalism, to begin anew was
pathetic in the extreme and affords a
fine Illustration of what men will do for
conscience sake and for the sake of lib
erty.
The village contains about ^00 inhabi
tants housed in comfortable frame
houses, many of them two stories in
height surrounding a large church built
entirely by Indians, a public school, a
girl's school, a hospital, and haAdng as
its chief industri es a salmon-canning
plant and a sawmill.
Altho they may have lost much of
their propertv by fire, the Indians still
have Father Duncan, who is a man of
wonderful resources and who will lead
them thru their troubl es successfully.
MYAL CORTEGE FOR
PAUL JONES IN PORT
Cherbourg, June 30.The American
squadron commanded by Rear Admiral
Sigsbee, consisting of the armored
cruiser Brooklyn (flagship) and the
protected cruisers Chattanooga, Ta
coma and Galveston, which is to con
vey the body of Admiral Paul Jones
to the United States, arrived here this
morning and was greeted with the roar
of guns from the land forts and war
ships and the dipping of flags on board
all the vessels in the harbor. The
squadron presented a handsome ap
pearance as it approached with the
Brooklyn leading the line. The bat
teries at the arsenal fired a welcoming
salute of twenty-one guns, to which the
four American vessels answered, gun
for gun. The squadron anchored in
the inner harbor.
The secretary of the Interior has advertised
for proposals for 1,600 barrels of cement for
the Buford irrigation project in North Dakota
and Montana, to be opened at Glendlye, Mont..
Jul* 1
NORWAY MOBILIZES ARMY
INFANTRY MOVED TOWARD
THE SWEDISH BOUNDARY
$
AUTOISTS START TWO BREAKS TO
FOR TWIN CITIES
Fifty Cars, with More than 100
Persons, Leave Chicago on
Long Run.
Chicago, June 30.After weeks of
preparation, the great automobile carni
val tour is on. The cars did not start
on their long trip to the twin cities
promptly at the scheduled hour, but a
few minutes after 9 o'clock today the
procession of automobiles started down
Michigan avenue for what promises to
be the greatest tour ever held in
America.
Tho*the number of cars that started
on the trip did not come up to the ex
pectations of the" Chicago Automobile
club officers, the procession was an im
posing one. The forty machines whieh
left the clubhouse this morning, dec
orated with pennants and banners bear
ing different mottoes, looked more like
a parade than the beginning of a grind
of 500 miles across country roads.
The machines were well cleaned, and
many of them looked as tho they -were
new from the shop. At the end of to
day's run, however, the automobiles
and their drivers will look like anything
but fit objects for parade.
The Scout Car.
N. H. Van Sicklen preceded the regu
lar body of tourists in the scout car, to
strew the roads with confetti, in order
to make the route for the drivers, most
of whom have never been over the
roads.
The first night's stop will be at Bock
ford, 111., where the tourists will be the
guests of the EocMo Td A.utomobile club.
The local autoists will entertain tha
Chicago tourists, and many of them will
.loin the procession. Early tomorrow
morning the trip will be resumed and
the second day's stop will be made at
Dubuque.
N effort will be made to hand up
new records for the trip, and five daya
will be taken for tho 500 miles. The
main body of dust-begrimed autoists
is expected to arrive in St. Paul Tues
day morning.
Letters to the Governor.
Governor Charles S. Deneen of Illi
nois, and President John Farson of the
Illinois Automobile association, have
sent letters to Govern or Johnson, of Mlrn
nesota introducing the Chicago automo
bilists.
Following is the letter from Governor
Deneen to the chief magistrate of Min
nesota:
Hon John A. Johnson, governor of
Minnesota, St. Paul, Minn. Dear
SirThis win serve to introduce to
you members of the Chicago Automo
bile club, who have made the journey to
your capital city overland to pay their
respects to the governor of Minnesota,
They are types of our enterprising citi
zens, and fitly represent the capable men
who have made the name of Chicago a
household word thruout the world, and I
cordially commend them to your courte
ous consideration. Yours truly,
Charles S. Deneen.
More Oars Start Saturday.
Seventy-five cars are scheduled to
make the trip from Chicago. A few
cars are expected to start tomorrow
and the non-stop contingent will follow
on Monday morning. Just how many
will be in the latter class is uncertain,
but those who start intend to make the
long trip a race and the progress of
these machines will be watched with in
terest. Certificates will be issued to the
cars making all the regulation stops,
which are scheduled as follows: Friday,
Eockford Saturday, Dubuque Sunday,
Charles City Monday, Austin, and
Tuesday, Faribault.
At Faribault the tourists will assem
ble and proceed into St. Paul in a pro
cession, arriving there on the afternoon
of July Fourth. List of the Tourists.
More than 100 persons started on the
trip to the twin cities. Many ladies
braved the trials of the long journey
in order to view the auto carnival. The
following is a partial list of the
tourists:
William H. Atlee, John C. Atlee, Mrs. R. B.
Uphani, Mrs. George E May, E. Lamm, Miss
Grace E Young, Miss Leah Rubensteln, L. E.
Meyers, Lovell D. D. Eterett, Mrs Marion W.
Stuitevant, S Martin, Jr., George L. Roth
rock, Dr Charles H. Cogswell. Edwin J. Rhodes,
F. Hedgel Mrs. A. Perkins, Mrs. Billy
S Clifford, Charles Labinsky, Mis. N Van
sickle Harman, Frank M. Creelman,
Creelman Mis
H^2Harold
Mabe.
A
I
Us
Shoult
A. W Sallander, Sam Attlee, Mrs. W. Hodg
Mnaon, Dr. A. C. Lee, Richard O Brien, Frank
lin Park. George Silverman, Miss Anna M. An
drews, Brown, E. Adland, E Johnson,
E E Rothrock, Rhodes, B. Herein, Mrs
W Hedgel, Edwin Thatiker, Neils Buck,
A. Humble, James L. Harman, Mildred Har
man Mrs "VI Creemaa Robert W Spangler
Charles Kempton. C. Smith, R. Uphani
George E. May Mrs. A. C. Lee, Miss Jessie
Manatrey, Colonel D. Welton, T. R. Van Dusen
John Glbbs, Mrs. Brown, L. W. Lambert
Otto Schinid and son, Mrs. E E Rothrock'
Jennie Rhodes, Mrs Meicill, A R. Perkins'
Mrs. Edwin L. ahacker, George Kimbell, N
Van Sicklen Mrs J. Haiman, Charles E
Cummins, Mrs. C. A. Goode, Mrs. Robert W*
Spangler.
Not a Race, but a Run,
A pilot car driven by Arthur Gard
ner of'Kenosha headed the procession
and will continue to lead the way,
barring accident, into St. Paul. An
emergency pilot in the person of Eobert
W. Spangler of the Chicago Automobile
club will probably overtake the others
at Eockfor d.
"The run, expect for the 'non-stop'
cars, which will leave Monday,"'said
Mr. Spangler, "can hardly be called a
race. It is rather an easy-going pleas
ure trip with no effort to break or
establish any record. There will be
cars starting at intervals all day today
and tomorrow, others will join us on
the route and it looks as tho we could
count on nearly two hundred arrivals
at St. Paul. Monday's startersthere
are six entries so farwill make time
and their run will resemble a race, tho
not really intended for such. I expect
they will come pretty near making a
record run."
FIRE AT SPOONER
Gasolene Tank in Private Lighting
Plant Exploded.
Special to The Journal.
Cumberland, Wis., June 30.A gaso
line tank in the light plant in' C. S.
Nelson's bank and store building at
Spooner exploded yesterday afternoon,
wrecking and burning the building.
Charles A. Cook has been appointed carrier,
with Hugh P. Taylor substitute\ on route 1,
James A Vlning carrier. William Lake substi
tute, route 2, Jasper, M1B&.
GAIN FREEDOM
Vags Foiled in Desperate Efforts
to Escape from Offi-
cers.
Frank McFarland, Charles Owens and
Bert Stone, the vagrants sentenced to
the workhouse yesterday, made two des
perate attempts to escape before they
arrived at Camden Place.
As they were being taken down the
jail elevator in charge of Captain Bur
fening o the court detail, Owens and
Stone crowded the captain into one cor
ner, while McFarland tried to open the
heavy iron door and dart past Wil
liam Clark, the elevator operator. Clark
grabbed McFarland and hurled him back
into the corner, while Captain Bnrfen
ing soon had the oth er two at is mercy.
When the door was opened at the base
ment the driver assisted in getting the
men into the iron box of the "Maria."
On the way to the workhouse the men
made another attempt to get away by
springing the door of the wagon. The
three hurl ed their weight against it
several times but failed to make any
impression on the massive lock.
At the workhouse they were kept
close within the cell block and will
probably be given little chance to get
away. The police think they are wanted
for some serious offense in another city
and are anxious to get away before
word can reach Superintendent Doyle.
GROVER COULD
NOT KEEP AWAY
Former President Hears of
Fame of Fish, of Minne-
sota.
The lure of the Minnesota wilds has
attracted the attention oi the most fa
mous fisherman in the United States.
Grover Cleveland is now on his way
to Deerwood, Crow Wing county, and
is to be accompanied by James H. Eck
les, formerly controller of the treasury.
Cleveland was expected last week,
but the press of correspondence inciden
tal to settling the affairs of the Equi
table and the women's clubs detained
him in the east. He has engaged ac
commodations at a. farmhouse at Ma
hon's lake, but will spend a part of the
time at the summer residence of H. R.
Buxton, the banker, of Superior. The
Superior banker will be the only out
sider of rank to accompany the former
president and his companion on their
attempt to lure the proud pickerel and
doughty dogfish from their native
waters.
Giles Gilbert, a guide, has been en
gaged to show the notables where the
sunfish and crappies are 'biting .good.
STRIKE MAY DELAY MAILS.
New York, June 30.A strike of
mail-wagon drivers, which has been
pending here for some days, now ap
pears likely to occur at midnight to
night. More pay and shorter hours are
demanded by drivers, but tho new con
tractor, who has just secured the job,
declares he cannot meet the men's re
quest.
City free delivery mall service has been or
dered established at Sleepy Eye, Minn., Sept
1, with two carriers.
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Former Canal Engineer, Who Threatens
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THREAT OF HUGE
CANAL SCANDAL
Wallace I& Sxpected to Reply, to
Taft by Making Expose of
Crookedness.
New York Sun Special Service.
New York, June 30.The offer that
induced Chief Engineer John F. Wal
lace to quit his post at the Panama
canal came from the Interborough
Eapid Transit company and carries
with it a salary of $60,000 a year. I
undoubtedly will be accepted.
While Mr. Wallace, who is in New
York, declines to be seen, much less
to be interviewed, his friends assert
that sensational
developmentThe
place within a few days.
the
will take
were
much surprised and chagrined when
they read the official statement that
his resignation had been summarily ac
cepted.
They were astounded by Mr. Taft's
statement that Wallace had solicited
his appointment as chief engineer of
the Panama canal. It is asserted by
"Wallace's most intimate friends that
President Boosevelt made the first pro
posal to him.
Says Wallace Will Reply.
Mr. Wallace's confidential represen
tative said today:
It is not Mr. Wallace's purpose to make
any statement contradictory to what the
president has said. I am positive, how
ever, he will not stand by and permit his
name to tie lmpuned, My cniel comes
from the sturdy Scotch-Irish race. More
than that, he is a man of the strictest
veracity. When he accepted the place it
was his purpose to remain in charge of
the construction of the Panama canal
until Its completion.
When he went to" tie Isthmus on nis
last trip he was satisfied every requisition
he made would be promptly filled. Nev
ertheless there was delay after delay, and
more than that, Wallace experienced
much difficulty in getting sufficient man
ual latyor even to start the work, fre
quent clashes came and there was much
difficulty in securing prompt attention
from Colonel Edward, who had charge Of
the supplies for the canal construction.
Promises a Sensation.
Mr. Wallace isjnuch hurt that it should
be charged that the offer of an unusual
salary should induce him to give up a
post whieh in truth was the ambition of
his life. Yet I know he will not stand
idly by and countenance transactions
which would bring discredit on the gov
ernment in such a great enterprise.
Mr. Wallace is struggling under a great
weight of responsibility. I believe before
another week goes by his lips will be un
sealed and he will make a statement
Continued on 2d Page, 4th Column,
"BETWEEN THEDEVIL AND TBagJ DEEP SEA.* _.
He must treat for peace where he can make the best termson which side will it bet |s|
FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 30, 1905. 24 PAGESFIVE O'CLOCK.
THE CITY CENSUS OILY $10,000,000
WILL PASS 250,000
Count Closes at Midnight, but the
Above Figure I Probably
Close.
At midnight tonight the count for
the state census will close. The public,
in the meantime, is occupving its spare
time guessing on die result. From bits
of information picked up here and
there, from occasional talks with enum
erators, and estimates based on the
vote, the school attendance and other
standards, there is a firmly-rooted be
lief among business men generally that
the 250,000 mark has been passed with
flying colors. Altho official information
has not been given out and cannot be
given until the checking is completed
and the returns are in the hands of the
secretary of state, there is no croubt
that the quarter-million mark has been
passed.
There has been no falling off in re
turns since the 1900 mark was passed
two weeks ago. The slips distributed
about the ci ty have been coming in by
mail and thru the police department by
hundreds. The same is true of the
blanks printed in the newspapers. Sev
eral thousand of these are on hand in
the census office and the check on them
will add, it is believed, from 5,000 to
7,000 names to the list. Guesses have
been -made and backed with money on
the final return. At first, manv con
servative business men were inclined to
believe that 240.000 was the limit. The
work of the citizens' committee has
enabled Supervisor Kahn to supplement
the machinery provided by the state
appropriation and thousands of names
that would otherwise have been missed
have been found.
Now that the count is practically
completed, those who have followed it
closely are putting their money on a
total beyond the 255,000 mark.
MET, FOE OF HANGING,
LETS AI TAKE COURSE
New York Sun Special Service/
Indianapolis, June 30,-Governor
Hanly, altho admittedly opposed to cap
ital mmishmeut, refused to interfere,
and Berkeley Smith, wife murderer,
was hanged at Michigan City this morn
ing. Eeferring to the pardon power
conferred upon him by the constitution,
Governor Hanley said that he greatly
desired to save Smith's life, but must
exfeeute the la w. added:
I have a profound conviction that the
state has no moral right to take the life
of a citizen, save in self-defense, as in
the enforcement of the law, maintenance
of peace and order, or as in case of riot,
Insurrection or rebellion.
Human life is too sacred to be other
wise taken, even by the state itself. Were
the state to adopt that policy, it would
do more to inculcate respect for human
life than it can do by any number of exr
ecutions. I shall appeal to the people
and ask that the provision be stricken
from the law by the next general as
sembly.
KAISER PICKS HIGH ADMIRAL.
Kiel, Germany, June 30.Emperor
William has promoted Admiral von
Koester to be grand admiral of the
German fleet, von Koester has long
held high commands and has the com
plete confidence of the government as
an exceptional adminstrator. He has
now barely recovered from an injury to
his leg, whieh was crushed in a gun
accident on the flagship.
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RUSSIAN REVOLT GAINS
8,000 MEN ATKRONSTADT
ODESSA REBELS YIEED
GIVEN TO EDUCATE
John D. Rockefeller Presents
Huge Sum for Higher
Education.
New York, June 30.Ten* million
dollars as an endowment for higher
education in the United States has been
given the general education board by
John D. Rockefeller, to be paid Oct. 1,
next, in cash or at his option, in in4
come-producing securities, at their
market value, the principal to be held
in perpetuity as a foundation for edu
cation the income, above expenses and
administration, to be distributed to, or
used for the benefit of, such institutions
of learning at such times, in such
amounts, for such purposes and under
such conditions, or employed in such
other ways, as the board may deem best
adapted to promote a comprehensive
system of higher education in the Uni
ted States.
Helped Form the Board.
The board giv es out the following
statement:
"John' D. Rockefeller, Jr., with other
gentlemen of this city "was instrumental
in forming the general education board
in February, 1902. A very broad and
admirable charter was secured from
congress and signed by President
Roosevelt on Jan. 12, 1903.
A gift of $1,000,000 from John D.
Rockefeller was immediately passed
over to the board, especially desig
nated for educational work in the
south. Other funds have been added
by other philanthropists since that time
and the Doard iias confined its -work,
hitherto mainly to educational work in
the southern- states.
Present Grift an Endowment.
"The present gift differs from Mr.
Rockefeller 's first gift to the board in
the following particulars:
"The principal sum of the gift of
$1,000,000 made on the organization of
the board- could be distributed. The
present gift of $10,000,000 is held as
endowment, the income only being
available for distribution.
"The first gift was designed to be
used exclusively in the southern states.
The present gift is for use not only in
the southern states but thraout the
United States without distinction of
section.
"The first gift could be used for
common schools and secondary educa
tion. The second gift is confined to
higher edncation and is designed spe
cially for colleges, as distinguished
from the great universities, altho there
is no prohibition in the letter of gift
against making contributions to uni
versities.
I"or All Kinds of Schools.
"Both gifts are alike available for
denominational schools as well as for
those which are non-sectarian. While
the funds may be employed for denomi
national schools, they -will be employed
without sectarian distinctions. No spe
cial denomination will be particularly
favored, but the funds will be open to
approved schools of all denominations,
altho they cannot be employed for giv
ing specifically theological instruction.
In distributing the funds, the board
will aim especially to favor those insti
tutions which are well located and
which have a local constituency suffi
ciently strong and able to insure per
manence and power. No attempt will
be made to resuscitate moribund schools
or to assist institutions which are so
located that they cannot promise to
be permanently useful.
"Within these limits there are no
restrictions as to the use of the in
come. It may be used for endowment,
for buildings, for current expenses, for
debts, for apparatus, or for any other
purpo se -which, may be fou nd mo st ser
viceable.
More Money Is Promised.
"If the fund proves to be as useful
as is now anticipated, Mr. Rockefeller
will undoubtedly make large additions
to it in future years.
"The present members of the board
are as follows:
"Robert C. Ogden, chairman
George Foster Peabody, treasurer Wal
lace Butterick, secretary and executive
officer of the states south of the Po
tomac and Ohio rivers and Arkansas,
Louisiana and Texas Starr J. Murphy,
secretary and executive officer for the
states of the north and west Freder
ick T. Gates, Daniel O. Gilman, Morris
K. Jesup. Walter H. Page, Albert Shaw,
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Hugh H. Han
na, William R. Harper and E. Benjamin
Andrews.
"The re are four vacancies in the
board, which are expected to be filled
later.
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HAY GAINS RAPIDLY
DOCTORS REASSURING
Newbury, N. H., June 30.The im
provement in Secretary of State Hay's
condition today was even more marked
than on yesterday. Dr. Murphy stated
today that Mr. Hay would be able to
leave his bed by Sunday.
Bad Nauheim, Hesse, June 30.Pro-
fessor Groedel, who was Secretary
Hay's physician while here, says it is
impossible for Mr. Hay to have uremia
and that Mr. Hay's kidneys were alto
gether healthy.
HEINZE'S $37,000,000
THEFT GHARGE DENIED
New York, June 30.Counsel for the
Boston & Montana Copper company
has interposed an answer in the United
States circuit court here to the amend
ed complaint recently filed against it
by the Johnstown Copper company, con
trolled by the Heinze interests. The lat
ter 'corporation charged the defendant
with removing loose ore in Silver Bow
county, Mont., belonging to it and the
Montana Ore Purchasing company, val
ued at $37,000,000.
The answer declares that the removal
of any such amount of loose ore is a
physical impossibility. All the speci
fications in the bill were denied in de
tail- i
IT SHOWERS TONIGHT AND BA"
FROM SCANDINAVIA
The Journal's SpecialCorrespond
ent Is Now Writing Where
6 History Is Being Made.
3
NEYERWASTHRONE
SO IMPERILED
Romanoff Dynasty Nearer to FaD
_tfow Tha n. Ever in Its _ _.
History. 7 i
MUTINEERS YIELD 55'
NOT A SHOT FIRED
Black Sea Fleet Arrives
Rebel Ship Gives Up
1
and
at Once.
_____________ |*r
Washington, June SO.Mr. Heenan,
the American consul at Odessa, In a.
cablegram to the state department
dated today at 2:35 p.m., says: 1|
"Fleet arrived 12 o'clock today. The
Prince Potemkin surrendered at once
withont firing a shot." ^*A
Paris, June 30.%:15 p.m.Official
advices from Odessa say three war
ships, of the Black sea fleet have ar
rived there for the purpose of taking
measures against the mutinous crew of
the battleship Prince Potemkin. ~~2
St. Petersburg, June 30.'Eight thou
sand imperial sailors, together with the
workmen at the yards and docks of the
naval port of Kronstadt, today suddenly
ceased to -work and mutinied. One of
ficer was killed.
Brief dispatches from Odessa confirm
the news of the bombardment of the
city yesterday. It is announced also
that the mutineers on the 'battleshi-p
Prince Potemkin. have notified the au
thorities that the city will be shelled
more vigorously unless the soldiers
cease to harass the strikers.
Indications today are that another
warship has joined forces with the mu
tineers and is waiting with the Prince
Potemkin to receive the czar's fleet in
battle.
Twelve Thousand in Mob. gf
Dispatches from Odessa today say:
"Mobs estimated to number 12,000
persons attacked the patrols of troops
in the street^ -yesterday and the fight
ing continued into the night. Several
hundred persons were killed or wounded.
The hospitals are crowded"' -with
wounded. 4
"The pdfcjnSteHm reservoirs were set
on fire and exploded. All traffic in the
streets is stopped.
"The volunteer cruiser Saratoff and
ni ne ships have been burned. jj
Odessa Is Blockaded.
"Since midnight the Eussian battle
ship Prince Potemkin has established a
blockade of the port in regard to all
steamers flying the Russian flag. Not
one is allowed to enter or depart. Six
of these steamers are now anchored in
the roads under the battleship's guns.
The port thus is in the extraordinary
position of being blockaded on the sea
side by a- mutinous warship and the
landside is impassable owing to a mili
tary cordon which seals up every ap
proach to the harbor."
A dispatch filed at Odessa last eve
ning at 7:30 o'clock and received here
this morning, says the battleship Prince
Potemkin was then opening fire on the
shore. ^if
Six officers of the battleship were
murdered by the mutineers, eight have
been liberated, and the remainder are
prisoners on board.
Five hundred rioters have been killed.
The strike at Voznesensk, province of
Vladimir, continues. The town resem
bles a military camp. Infantry and
cavalry are quartered in the houses and
courtyards and are bivouacking in the pfi*
streets. The governor of the province
has arrived at Voznesensk from Vladi- =jg
mir, capital of the province. J"3s
Situation Is Desperate.
Not since the unsuccessful insurrec
tion in December, 1825, when a portion
of the guard regiments joined in an at
tempt to set up a republic in Russia,
has the situation of the autocracy and
the Romanoff dynasty been so serious.
Either the open revolt will be
stamped out in a few days or the flames
will have sprea d, possibly beyond the
hope of control.
At the admiralty it is said that Bear
Admiral Kruger's squadron is expected^
to arrive at Odessa today. No explana-"'
tion is offered for the delay of the
squadron's saili ne from Sevastopol, nor
of the nature of Kruger's orders. _^
Rebels Firing on City.
It is admitted, altho great reticence
is manifested, that at 9 o'clock last
night the Prince Potemkin was firing
on the city. The admiralty thinks, the
mutinous crew was probably drunk.
The officials consider it possible that
the crew were supporting the strikers
and revolutionists ashore against the
troops. Thruout the day the soldiers
and police had evidently refrained from
attempting to interfere with the strik*
ers under the threats of the mutineer*
of the battleship to use her guns against
them.
Altho it is possible quiescence of the
soldiers was due to fear, the authorities
think they are unreliable, and a retf
ment of dragoons and a brigade of ar
tillery have been sent to Odessa from
Kherson. The troops should have ar
rived at Odessa this morning. With
these reinforcements and the city un
der martial law, it is believed the mili
tary governor will be strong enough
to attempt to suppress the rioters by
force.
Unite Troops and Warships.
The plan is believed to be for the
troops to crush the disorders in the
city while Kruger's squadron holds
the entrance of the harbor.
It is apparently questionable whether
Kruger will engage the Prince Potem
kin if she refuses to surrender, as
firing on the vessel might be too dan
gerous a test for the sailors on board
his ships. Besides it would involve
necessarily the destruction of the bat
tleship costing several millions, and
damage to the city. Admiral Skryd
Ioff's plan of starving out the mutin
ous crew is more likely to be followed.
to- The Mutiny at Uban.
At Libau the mutinous sailors to
the number of about 5,000 were finally
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