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Mutineers Parade Their Forces With
out Molestation from Authorities
Despite Arrival of Large Reinforce
ments-Admiralty Council Concedes
Justice of Demands by Revolting
[By Associated Press]
St. Petersburg, Nov. 27.-Though
the mutineers at Sebastopol are still
masters of the situation at Admiralty
point and though armed parties have
apparently free access to the town,
notwithstanding the announcement by
the authorities that the roads leading
to it were blockaded, dispatches re
ceived yesterday from Vice Admiral
Chouknin~gmmanding the Black sea
fleet, present the situation of an optim
istic light. These dispatches, which
were read at the extraordinary council
of the admiralty, declare that most
of the mutineers have decided to sur
render with teir arms, though such
action involves trial for mutiny be
fore a court martial.
This is confirmed by a dispatch, to
the Novoe Vremya, which says that
the spirit of the mutineers is failing
and that several bodies have already
surrendlredl. On the other hand, dis
tois e(, Ibattalion of rese rves i :ll .ihinti
in spite of tlhe arrival of reinforce
nmntls to time nt1.inor of severail thous
iln , the n1Ih )rilties did not 1dare to
ti.lorfrcte with a review Ihldt by the
nilince]'rs. at the e:tthedral of St. Vauli
mar, whicht in in the very heart of
the town.
So far as known most of the de
mands of the mutineers have to do
with service conditions, including the
release of reservists who served be
yond their time, increase of pay, in
crease in the allowance of food and
the removal of incompetent and brutal
Justice of Demands Admitted.
Beyond a determination to proclaim
martial law nothing of a definite na
ture has transpired regard the de
cisions arrived at by the admiralty
council, but it is reported that the
council agreed as to the justice of
many of the demands by the mui-.
neers and would recommend to the
emperor that immediate steps be tak
en to ameliorate the condition of the
The latest dispatch from Sebastopol
says that the mutineers forced the
officers and crew of the cruiser Ot
chakoff to leave the ship. The crew
of the battleships Rostislav and Tri
asviatitalia so far as at present known
have not mutinied. One reserve bat
talion, however, has joined the muti
neers. Several companies of the Vil
na regiment have arrived at Sebasto
pol from Theodosia. Martial law has
been declared in the fortress.
Date Set for Frial of Indicted Packers
and Employee.
[By Associated Press]
Chicago, Nov. 27.-The trial of the
first issues in the indictments found
against the beef packers for operating
in restraint of trade will be set for
December 12, although it is possible
that it may be called a few days prior
to that time.
Recaptured Convict Gives Warden
Much Desired Information.
LBy Aseocielted Pree]w
Jefferson City, Mo., Nov. 27.-A com
plete confession was made to Warden
Hall of the state penitentiary tonight
by George Ryan, one of the convicts
recaptured after his escape from the
penitentiary last Friday in company
with three other conviets. During the
fight that followed three men were
killed and several wounded. He told
the manner in whisa the conviets
senued the arms mid ammuniatio and
a . .
blew up the large wagon gate in the
outer wall of the prison.
Ryan voluntarily sent for the war
den tonight. In his confession he im
Ilicates H. E. Spencer, who was dis
charged from the penitentiary Novem
ber 9. A reward has been offered for
Spencer's capture.
Nothing New Develops In Meriwether
Court Martial.
[By Associated Press]
Annapolis,Md., Nov. 27 -No great
progress was made today in the trial
by co t,' martial of MiiL thipman' Miner
Meriwe.:aer on charges that embrace
one of manslaughter in connection
with the death of Midshipman James
R. Branch, Jr., after a fist fight be
tween him and Midshipman Meri
wether. Perhaps the most important
developments of the day were the de
cision of counsel to put Meriwether on
the stand in his own defense and the
appearance of Doctor W. L. Glaze
brook of Washington in the role of
adviser to Meriwether's counsel.
City Council Taking Action to Make
Game Less Brutal.
[By Associated Press]
Chicago, Nov. 27.-The members of
the Chicago city council believe that
college football as it is played at the
present time Is too rough and Cor
poration Counsel Lewis has been re
quested to prepare an ordinance pro
hibiting the playing of the game in
this city until the rules regulating
such exhibitions have been modified.
The matter came up before the city
council tonight and the resolution,
which was introduced by Alderman
Harris of the Ninth ward, was sent to
the committee on health for consid
"Butcher" Weyler Assigned Duty of
Rep;r:sing Disorders in Revolution
ary CGt'lonia.
[lly Associated Jr'ss]
Madrid, Nov. 27.-W\ar Minister
\Veyler has left Madrid for Barcelona
to investigate and repress the Catalon
ian disorders. These have assumed
serious proportions between the mili
tary and separatist elements. A num
ber of street demonstrations have oc
curred during which the troops have
been jeered, the crowds crying "death
to Spain." "Long live free Catalonia."
The government reports show that
the military forces are now masters of
the situation, but the troops are held
in their quarters, owing to fears of
further collision between the popula
tion favorable to Spain and the minor
ity favorable to separation.
General Weyler expects to remain
five days in Catalonia. He has been
authorized to take all the measures
necessary to restore order.
United States Supreme Court Affirms
Decision of Federal District in Case
of Mrs. Rogers.
[By Associated Prese]
Washington, Nov. 27.-The supreme
court of the United States today af
firmed the decision 'of the United
States district court of Vermont in the
case of Mrs. Mary Mabel Rogers, who
Is under sentence of death in Ver
mont for the murder of her husband.
The effect of the decision is again
to place the responsibility of dealing
with the case in the hands of the
state authorities, and if in the mean
time neither the governor nor the
state courts take action in Mrs. Rog
ers' behalf her execution must occur
on the day set, which is December 8,
Governor Bell Says Law Must Take Its
[By Aesooested P:res]
Walden, Vt., Nov. 27.-Governor
Charles J. Bell, when informed today
of the decision of the supreme court of
the United States in the case of Mrs.
Mary Rogers, stated that he stood on
the same ground that he has mainr
tained heretofore in this case.
"I shall not interfere in any way,"
he said, "with the regular arraen
meats for the ezeeutioa of MY. Rogers
Insight Given Into Secrets of High
New York Life Funds Used in Specula
tions for Private Gain.
[By Associated Press]
New York, Nov. 27.-One of the
most interesting features of the life
insurance investigation developed only
a few moments before the adjourn
ment of the 'Armstrong committee to
day, when Theodore F. Banta, cashier
of the New York Life Insurance cone
pany, testified that at the beginning
?' 19!d, Edward D. Randolph, treasur
(or of i!it company, oipenedl the va.il
of the (ulitpany an] removed from
New York City stock valued at $70"'
000 and put a check on the Central
National bank for $700,000 in its place.
Mr. Blanta said he helped to open
the vaults at the order of Mr. Ran
dolph ant that he supposed Randolph
acted for the finance committee. The
stock was kept out for a few days
and was then returned and the check
withdrawn. The transaction was not
recorded on the books of the company,
so far as Banta knew. The effect of
the operation would be that anyone
having the stock would have $700,000
worth of taxable property at the end
of the year. Banta did not know who
received the stock.
Randolph is expected to be one of
the witnesses tomorrow.
George W. Perkins, vice president
of the New York Life Insurance com
pany and memoer of the firm of J. P.
Morgan & Co., bankers, today detail
ed to the committee the transaction
from which he derived $40,193 from
Kidder, Peabody & Co. of Boston as
half of the profits of the sale of $200,
000 worth of bonds of the Mexican
Central Railway company. Milton M.
Mattison, bookkeeper of the New York
Life Insurance company, had previous
ly testified that $930,000 of the Life
insurance company's money was used
in the transaction and that Perkins
got the profit.
Haakon Takes Oath That Makes Him
Norway's King.
[By Associtetd Press]
Christiania, Nov. 27.-King Haakon
ascended the throne of Norway at
noon, accompanied by Queen Maud,
who sat on a chair beside the king.
Parliament hall presented a brilliant
scene. The king repeated the oath
of allegiance in a loud voice and in
his speech said his motto was "All
[By Associated Preoss
Havana, Nov. 27.-The first shots
between rural guards and insurrec
tionists were exchanged today near
the center of Havana province:
A telegram has been received from
the captain of the rural guards saying
that his detahmoeat discovered a
party of Mo aaruneotllets led by
Perkins said today that he went into
the transaction for the Nylic fund,
which is owned by agents of the New
York Life Insurance company, and
that he invested the profits for the
fund. The life insurance company, he
said, profited to the extent of 5 per
cent interest on the loan of $930,000.
He stated that the company had no
'i!;ht to the $,10,193 profits.
Pýrkins said also that .. P. Morgan
S(to., had takenl iup no~;s of Andrew
liamilton and E. E. M\cCtall, formerly
juotice of the New York atate supreme
court, amounting to $36,:10 at the re
lquest of President McCall of the New
York Life Insurance company and tie
amount, with interest ,was paid to An
drew Ihamilton by the New York Life
Insurance company froum the proceeds
of a sale of United States Steel stock.
John H. McCall told the committee
today that he had told the Central
National bank and Mr. McCall that
lHamilton was good for $50,000 and
thgy hay then taken Hamilton's notes
President McCall said the New York
Life Insurance company owed Iamil
ton $56,310 and took the steel stock to
pay him. The result was that the trans
action did not appear on the copnpany's
books. The reason was that he wish
ed to keep Hamilton's expenses down.
Much evidence was given by Per
kins and McCall about the New York
Security and Trust company's partici
pation in the United States Steel Com
pany's syndicate to the extent of $3,
250,000, having the deposits of the
New York Life Insurance company for
that amount. The New York Life In
surance company got 75 per cent of
the profits and Perkins contended that
it was a profitable venture.
President McCall said the life in
surance company should have partici
pated directly instead of indirectly.
for Norway."
Great crowds outside the building
gave ovations to the party on their
arrival and departure.
[By Associated Press]
Emporia, Pa., Nov. 27.-An ex
plosion in the mixing house in one of
the packing houses at the Keystone
Powder works today destroyed the en
tire works, killed nine men and in
I jured several others.
who organized the original band from
Salud. The party, the telegram says,
after an exchange of shots, fled, some
toward the mountains and others
across the fields. Nobody was hurt
with the exception of a sergeant of
the guard who was thrown from his
It l reported that Robtu was
President Roosevelt Replaces Dead
Tree With Living Shrub.
Forth Worth, Texas, Nov. 27.-Dur
ing President Roosevelt's visit to
Fort Worth in March a feature of the
programme was the planting of a tree
in the lawn of Carnegie library. The
tree died and the fact was conveyed
to the president by J. W. Spencer,
president of the Farmers' and Mechan
ics' bank. The following letter was
received from Secretary Loeb:
"My Dear Mr. Spencer-Your note
has been received and I have pleasure
in informing you that the president
has directed that a bush or shrub
suitable for the purpose mentioned
be sent to you, as you request."
The president's tree arrived this
morning and was at once planted by
a florist.
Judge Van Devanter Grants Motion
of Defense in Burton Case.
[By Assoclated Prese]
St. Louis, Nov. 27.-On motion of
counsel for the defense, Judge Van
Devanter in the Untied States circuit
court this morning postponed the pas
sage of sentence upon United States
Senator J. R. Burton of Kansas, con
victed of having acted as the paid at
torney of the Rialto Grain and Securi
ties company before the postoffice de
partment, until 10 o'clock next Wed
nesday morning, wnen the defense will
present its reasons for asking a new
Hearst Gains Another Point in Con
test Against McClellan.
[By Associated Press]
New York, Nov. 27.-Application to
open five ballot boxes and recount
the votes in them cast during New
York's contested mayoralty election
was granted lodey b: the se -ei ti
court. Thel ,,.plication was made by
\ illiam i R. !'.earst.
Rowdies Almost Beat to Death Secre
tary Bliss in Fashionable Street of
St. Petersburg.
[By Associated Press]
St. Petersburg, Nov. 27.-Robert
Woods Bliss, second secretary of the
American embassy, who has just re
turned here after three months' va
cation in Paris, was the victim of an
outrage by rowdies in one of the most
fashionable streets of the capital late
last night, and only escaped being
beaten to death through the timely
arrival of the police.
Charge d'Affaires Eddy this morn
ing sent a note to Count Lamsdorff,
the foreign minister, calling his atten
tion to the assault on Mr. Bliss, but
making no demands.
Revolting Sailors and Soldiers at
Odessa Waiting Attack of Loyal
[By Associated Press]
Odessa, Nov. 27.--Governor General
Kaulbars has received the following
dispatch from Vice Admiral Chouknin,
commanding the Black sea fleet:
"The mutineers left the Kniaz Po
temkine today and the vessel is now
in my hands. The sailors, together
with the soldiers of the Brest regi
ment, who mutinied, have shut them
selves in the Lazareff barracks with
some guns. When fresh troops arrive,
I shall attack, though I fear the ar
tillerymen may join the mutineers.
"A very serious state of affairs pre
vails today. Several officers have
been killed."
Russians Capture Arms and Ammuni
tion in Trans-Caucasla.
[By Associated Presl]
Tillis, Trans-Caucasia, Nov. 27.-A
quantity of arms were discharged
early this morning from boats at the
north mole of the port of Poti. The
inhabitants of the town assisted in the
work. While the unloading was pro
ceeding troops arrived on the scene
and firing ensued, whieh lasted for
some hours.
The authorities seized 54 boxes of
ammunition and 61 boxes of foreign
made rlOea, Several arrests were
Declares That If Forced to Go to Peni
tentiary She Will Give Out Interest
Ing Information Concerning Finan
ciers Who Benefitted by Her Opera
[By Associated Press]
Cleveland, Nov. 27.-Mrs. Cassie L.
Chadwick has expressed a desire to
go on the witness stand again in
connection with the bankruptcy pro
ceedings against her and today wrote
a letter to Referee Remington of the
federal bankruptcy court requesting
him to set a date reopening her case.
Mrs. Chadwick declares that if an
opportunity is given her to go on the
stand she will tell without reservation
all the facts concerning her financial
dealings. For various reasons, Mrs.
Chadwick, in an interview this evening,
said she had declined to give much
desired information at her previous \
hearing in bankruptcy. Now, howev
er, she said, nothing would be con
cealed and no one shielded. Con
tinuing, Mrs. Chadwick said:
There Are Others.
"If the supreme court at Washing
ton decides ngainst me and I am com
plied to go to the penitentiary I shall,
I.,fol'e leaving Cleveland, give out
,-,mie additional information that will
Ii,:btless prove of interte:. There
:are a number of tinancier who bene
litled very largely through their deal
'inurs with nce. If I am to be punish
cli it is no motre than right that some
or these men should suffer with me,
for if there was any violation of the
law they are surely as guilty as I am."
Foreign Powers in Possession of My
tilene Custom House and Tele
graph office.
London, Nov. 27.-Tne Daily Mail
publishes the following dispatch from
"Eight warships of the combined
fleet arrived here at 8 o'clock this
morning. Admiral Ritter von Jedina,
accompanied by the Austrian consul
proceeded to the government house at
10:30 o 'clock and handed an ultima
tum to the governor. At 1 o'clock this
afternoon 800 sailors landed and seiz
ed the customs and telegraph office.
Everything is quiet."
Grants Power.,' Gemand for Control
of Macedonian Finances.
[By Associated Press]
Vienna, Nov. 27.-The Neue Freie
Presse today published a dispatch from
Constantinople saying that the sultan,
~through Tewflk Pasha, the foreign
minister, had announced to Baron
von Calice, the ambassador of Austria
Hungary, that Turkey accedes to the
demands of the powers regarding
financial control of Mocedonia.
Resignation of Mutual Life President
Tendered to Company's Finance
[By Aseociated Prees]
New York, Nov. 27.-No oMoialaw
statement was obtainable at the Muo .
tual Life Insurance company's o.ees
today as to the report that Richard
A. McCurdy, president of the corn : ,
pary, has resigned. UnomcIally, how
ever, it was learned that the earn,
pany's financial committee is bell,
to have Mr. McCurdy's resignation
der consideration. It was lea'..
so that the connection of Lo
Thebaud, MeCurdfy's sonainaa
the oonspait is spect

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