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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY. JUNE 2, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TREACHERY CHARGED AGAINST CREWS
OF RUSSIAN SHIPS DURING THE BATTLE
EMPEROR NICHOLAS HAS
T GALLED AN ASSEMBLY
LAND FRAUDS IN OREGON SAID
TO BE DUPLICATED IN CALIFORNIA
Great Bodies of Public Domain Secured From Gov
ernment by Dummy Locators and Forgery
of Signatures in Records.
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Sailors Said to Have
NEBOGATOFF AT FAULT
Strongly Censured at Home for
Yielding Up Ship to
New York. June 2. Details from a
trustworthy source leave Utile room
for doubt, says a Times dispatch from
St. Petersburg, that Admiral Nebogat
off's sailors mutinied In the battle of
the Sea of Japan, and either threw
many of the officers overboard, or, ac
cording to another version, bound them
in their cabins and raised the white
Eight men in Nebogatoff's squadron
were, it is ascertained, hanged for mu
tiny while still in the Red sea.
Tokio. June 2. The reported sinking
of the Kussian cruiser Jemtchug has
been confirmed. It is planned to bring
the battleship Orel to Yokosuka,
where the emperor will visit. A story
is in circulation to the effect that at
the opening of the fight 300 men on the
Orel were killed or wounded.
Groans and shrieks of the Injured
exercised such a harmful effect that
140 mortally wounded were thrown
overboard. Those slightly wounded
were fastened to the mast to prevent
their interference with the fighting.
It is impossible to obtain any con
firmation of the story, but later re
ports indicate the crew of the Orel
fought with desperate bravery through
out the day previous to their surren
der. The hull of the vessel Is shell
marked, and many of her guns smash
ed or dismounted.
Maaaea for Ike Killed.
St. Petersburg, June 2. Requiem
masses are being celebrated constantly
in all churches and chapels for the re
pose of the souls of the slain, although
distracted relatives are unable to learn
definitely the fate of those dear to
them. The admiralty up to the present
time has been unable to throw any
light on the situation except to an
nounce the safety of those who have
Xtortm of .Mutiny.
Ugly stories are circulating in this
city of demoralization and even treach
ery of the crews of several Russian
ship during the battle, and it Is even
said the crew of the battleship Orel
bound their officers and hoisted the
Trouble Before Martins.
The origin of these stories, which
is discredited by all naval men here,
cauuot be traced, as the only direct
information comes from Japan, but
doubtless they are based on trouble
among the crew of the Orel before her
departure for the far east. She was
sunk at her dock before she left Cron
stadt, and later at Llbau the crew were
Indignation against Hear Admiral
Nebogatoff is growing, aud epithets of
"coward" and "traitor" are coupled
with his name, especially since the re
ceipt of the Tokio dispatches showing
his surrender was not in the heat of
battle, but with land close under his
lee to which his crews could have es
caped after the destruction of his ships.
UiaaaTeetlen la Army.
London. June 2,3 a. m. The St. Pe
tersburg correspondent of the Standard
claims to have receive! confirmation
from a good source that the govern
ment suspects the temper of the troops
in Manchuria and at home. According
to private letters from Manchuria, Gen.
I.inevitch recently had 25 mutinous of
cers shot and 30 men hauged. The
officers were accused of distributing
proclamations that were found in pos
session of the men.
TELL VIVID STORY OF
ATTACK AND PURSUIT
Tokio. June 2. A number of wound
ed Japanese sailors have arrived at
the hosDital at Maidhuru navy yard
They decribe the fight between the
Japanese and Russian fleets as fol
"At dawn Saturday our squadron left
its rendezvous and advanced through
Tsushima channel. At 2:08 in the af
ternoon we sighted the Russian fleet
Gradually closing in we formed. Th
Kniaz Souvaroff was leading the liuf
with the Borodino. Alexander III. Orel
Osljabyaand Navarin following in the
order named. The Nicholai I. brought
up the rear. Parallel to this line w
IIJDICTMEflTS III IE
ZEIGLER MINE CASE
Springfield, 111., June 2. Word was
received here today that the grand
jury of Franklin county had returned
four indictments in connection with
the explosion at the Zeigler mine. The
charge is violation of the mining laws.
The names of the indicted are not made
IN AN EARTHQUAKE
Many Houses Collapse and Muih Dam
age Is Done by Shock in
Cettinge. Montenegro, June 2. More
than 200 persons were killed, many
were injured, and 500 homes collapsed
at Scutari, Albania, as a result of an
earthquake which was felt throughout
Montenegro. In Cettinge one person
was killed and several houses col
reserved five cruisers. After them
came special service ships and torpedo
destroyers. We counted 32 Russians
in all. Our fleet with the battleship
Mikasa leading, proceeded toward the
Russians in vertical formation.
The Souvaroff opened fire first and
then suddenly turned, reversing her
course. Almost simultaneously the
Mikasa opened tire with her big guns
and thus the curtain rose on the great
sea battle. Thehostiles gradually clos
ed in toward each other exchanging a
"The armored cruiser Asama ap
proached within 3,000 metres of the
Russian fleet and carefully observed
its action. After a short and bittei
fight Admiral Oushakoff's deck was ob
served to be ablaze, and the ship left
By 4:30 in the afternoon the Russian
line was disordered and its fire slack
end. The Borodino and Kamchatka
had been disabled and soon sank. The
Borodino continued to fire bravely uu
til the ship was submerged. The Jap
anese fleet continued to maintain en
veloping positions from sundown until
"Sunday morning opened misty but
the weather soon cleared. Search be
gan for the remnants of the Russian
fleets, hive Russian ships were discov
ered in the vicinity of Liancourt isl
ands, and they immediately surrender
ed. One. supposed to be the Izumrud.
escaped at full speed. The remaining
four offered no resistance and hoisted
the Japanese flag over the Russian
colors, apparently offering to surren
der. Captain Yashire commanding the
Asama started in a small boat to as
certain the real intentions of the Rus
sians when Admiral NebogatotT lower
ed a boat and came on board the Asa
ma where he formally surrendered.
The prisoners were distributed
among the Japanese ships and prize
crews selected to take possession of
the captured vessels. About this time
we received a message saying a por
tion of our squadron was hotly engag
ing the remaining Russian ships. The
Asama hastened to the scene of the
combat and found the Russian cruiser
Demitri Douskoi vigorously resisting
the Japanese attack. The Donskoi at
tempted to escape and we pursued un
til after sundown, resuming torpedo at
tacks at nightfall.
Sea re h Iteaumed.
"On Monday morning the search was
resumed by a portion of the Japanese
squadron and it was learned the Don
skoi had been beached at Ulloun isl
and. We were ordered to bring tht
Orel to Mladzuru. On the way the cap
tain of the Orel died of wounds re
ceived during the battle. While we
were proceeding we were advised ol
the capture of Rojestvensky and our
men were greatly cheered.
No More Hu mm la no Kouad.
Tokio, June 2 Togo, telegraphing
vesterday, says: "The ships sent
lorthward to search for Russian ships
returned vesterday. The vessels sent
southward to find the Russian ships
returned today. They thoroughly
searched the Shanghai course from
Tsushima and vicinity between both
sides, but found no traces of the Rus
Suak la Oae Mlaale.
During the battle May 27 the cruiser
fwate vigorously attacked the protect
d cruiser Jemtchug at a distance of
'J.000 meters. The Jemtchug sank in
Apaolataaeat With IreideaL.
Washington. June 2. Count Cassini.
rhe Russian ambassador, has made an
ippointtnent with the president at 2:30
his afternoon. It is understood they
vill discuss the entire eastern situa-
'ion in the light of recent develop
CHEERS FOR FRENCH
NOVELTY III BERLIN
Berlin, June 2. The French dele
gates to the wedding of Crown Prince
Frederick William arrived here today
and were cheered by a considerable
crowd. This is probably the first time
in a generation that Frenchmen have
been cheered in the streets of Berlin.
The emperor called on them.
BANK'S PAPERS IN
CARLOAD OF SAND
Securities Worth $300,000 Taken by
Robbers at Wilmington, III.,
Bedford. Ind.-, June 2. Workmen
engaged in unloading a carload of sand
found hidden in It several bundles of
papers which proved to be bonds and
securities valued at 1300.000. They
were identified as the property of the
Wilmington, 111., bank, which was rob
bed of the papers and $2,500 in cash
May 9. The papers have been re
turned to the bank
MISSION PLAN ALTERED
Congregational Society Adopts Report
Providing for New Secretary.
Springfield, Mass.. June 2. The Con
gregational Missionary society adopted
a report which provides for a new na
tional society, with allies in the several
The plan was opposed on the ground
that it places the power of electing
delegates with the state societies in
stead of the state associations of
The matter of the legality of the
transfer to the new basis was warmly
contested, as some thought that the
millions of dollars held in trust for the
work of the national society would be
placed in danger by the transfer.
The plan cannot be put into opera
tion until the close of another year.
WISCONSIN BANK CLOSED
Directors Take Voluntary Action at
Washington. June 2. The president
of the First National bank of Lady-
smith. Wis., has advised the comnt roll
er of the currency that the directors
voted unanimously to close its doors
temporarily. National Hank Examinei
Earling has been appointed receiver.
Chicago. June 2. The bank has a
capital stock of $25,000.
HYDE DRIVEN IN?
Apparently .Forced to Agreement
With President Alex
ander OVER EQUITABLE REPORT
Issues Statement It Will Probably be
Voted Down at Secret
New York, June 2. A new align
ment of the parties concerned in the
controversy in the Equitable Life As
surance sciety appeared to have been
established today when the directors'
meeting began. It was generally ex
pected the directors either would de
cide to make public the report of the
Frick Investigating committee with a
resolution that its recommendations be
carried into effect, or that a number of
directors would resign.
Will Vote It Down.
First Vice President Hyde today
gave out a statement to the effect that
the report probably would be voted
down. This plan, he said, had the sup
port of President Alexander, who here
tofore had opposed Hyde.
LOYAL LEGION ' BRANCHES
Takes in All Sons of "Companions' In
stead of Only Eldest.
Milwaukee. June 1. The Loyal Le
gion of the United States has adopted
an amendment to the constitution mak
ing all ons of "Companions" eligible
to membership in the order instead of
the eldest son, as heretofore.
ORDERED TO EXAMINATION
Ralph E. Smith Will Take Tests for
Office in Reserves.
Springfield, 111, June 2. (Special.)
Adjt. Gen.' Scott issued an order today
ordering Ralph E. Smith to take an ex
amination before the examining board
of the Illinois Naval Reserves at 10 a.
m., Thursday, June 22, in Chicago, for
his qualifications for a commission as
ensign of the Rock Island division.
San Francisco, June 2. The Exam
iner says today:
"The story of land frauds in Oregon
will be duplicated in California. An
elaborate system of robbery under the
color of the law, by which means, with
the help of forgery, great bodies of the
publid, domain in Modoc and other
DROWNS AT BRIDGE
Oscar Valerius, of Davenport
Victim of First Fatality
in River Here.
FRAIL SKIFF OVERLOADED
Capsizes and Three Boys are Thrown
Into Water Body Not
By the overturning of a steel hunt
ing boat at the Rock Island bridge
about 8 o'clock last evening Oscar Va
lerius, the 16-year-old son of Henry Va
lerius, of Davenport, was drowned aud
Roy Bauragarten and Lawrence Voelk-
ers, two companions, had narrow es
The three boys, two of whom were
high school students, had eone for a
j ride on the river in a small hunting
boat intended to carry but one person.
The fact that the craft was overloaded
is probably the cause of its overturn
ing in the swift current at the bridge.
Young Valerius, as soon as he was
thrown into the water, set out for
shore, which was about 300 feet away,
but was caught in an eddy and sank
never to reappear. Voelkers was wash
ed away from the overturned craft,
but Baumgarten kept hold upon It and
was buoyed up by the air chambers
that prevented it from sinking.
Near the boys at the time of the
accident were Otis Reimers and Hugh
Mullen, of Davenport, in a launch, and
on hearing the cries of the boys they
hastened to the rescue. Young Valeri
us had already sunk when they ap
proached, but the other two boys were
Efforts to recover the body of young
Valerius were at once begun and con
ducted part of the night and today.
hut without result. The current being
swift and the water deep, the work is
rendered unusually difficult.
HARROW DRAGGED OVER HIM
Lee County Farmer May Die as Result
or injuries in Accident.
M. L. Pickel, a farmer living near
Flagg station, in Lee countv. lies in
a critical condition as the result of a
fearful accident in which he was
trampled under the feet of a team of
mules and run over by a harrow to
wnich tney were hitched Wednesday
evening. The team had been driven
into the barn yard and Mr. Pickel was
at their head when they became fright
ened and in plunging caught him and
threw him down. After trampling him
to unconsciousness they drew the har
row over him. That be was not in
stantly killed is due to the fact that
the harrow was of the slanting tooth
SPLINTER CAUSED DEATH
Peculiar Accident to Waiter Reed Re
sults in Lockjaw.
Walter Reed, whose peculiar acci
dent was told of in yesterday' Argus.
died yesterday afternoon at his home
near Eliza, just across the line in Mer
cer county. Death was due to tetanus.
He was 30 years of age and leaves a
wife and three children. While Mr.
Reed was milking, one evening last
week, one of the cows became refrac
tory and he picked up a board and
struck the animal with it. The wood
splintered and a portion struck him in
the nose. Blood poison and lockjaw set
in and he died in great agony.
Hay Leaves for London.
Paris. June 2. Secretary and 'Mrs.
Hay left Paris for London today. The
secretary showed signs of Improve
ment in health.
Weaver Gets Another Scalp.
Philadelphia, June 2. William H.
Baker, assistant director of public
works, today, by request, tendered bis
resignation to Mayor Weaver.
FOR TONIGHT'S BOUT
San Francisco, June 2. Corbet t to
day remains the favorite at olds of 10
to 8 for the fight tonight with Hanlon
The fighters weigh in at . and from all
I indications will be at weight.
northern counties have been brought
under private ownership.
"In many instances this process has
been worked out by means of dummy
locaters, but in some cases land thieves
have forged the names of applicants on
the files of the survevor general's office."
TO INDICT THIRTY
Evidence Secured as Result of
Beef Grand Jury In
vestigation. Chicago, June 2. Indictments against
30 men have been drawn, it is said, as
a result of evidence secured by the
federal grand jury in connection with
the methods of the met packing in
dustries. Assistant Attorney General
Pagina, who is now in Washington
conferring with Attorney General
Moody, is working'on the papers.
MUSICIANS MEET IN PEOJNA
State Convention to Be Held in Still
City Next Week.
Peoria is planning to entertain the
state convention of musicians and mu
sic teachers Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday of next week.
Promises of good sized delegations
from all over the state have been re
ceived and the program prepared will
be interesting and instructive. Several
musicians of national reputation will
appear. The officers of the association
President William F. Bentley,
Vice president L. (J. Gottschalk,
Secretary - treasurer Florence
INCREASES CAPITAL STOCK
Central Railway to Build Through
Knox and Adjoining Counties.
The Central railway company of
Peoria filed a certificate with the sec
retary of the state yesterday of an
increase of the capital stock from $1.
Ofjo.ouo to $1.200.oin) and of a change
of object to that of operating an elec
tric railway in the city and county of
Peoria and through the counties of
Tazewell. Woodford. Marshall. Stark,
Knox, Fulton, Mason and Logan.
Testimony of Shea and Young
Before Grand Jury of
AS BASIS OF PROSECUTION
State is Working at Chicago to
Uncover Later Phases of So
Chicaero. June 2. Members of the
grand jury are endeavoring today to
gather more complete and later details
of the bribe stories told by President
Shea and former President Young of
the teamsters' union. As the statute of
limitation has run against most of the
alleged bribery matters concerning
which Shea and loung test tiled, tne
investigators are nreuared to search
for later overt acts connected with the
so-called "outlawed" conspiracies.
Monro at lllf-r
Rioting broke out afresh today in the
lumber district when a wairon was at
tacked by a crowd of loo persons at
Thirty-second street and Center ave
nue. The mob threw stones, and two
policemen were slightly injured. The
police were obliged to fire several shots
into the air in order to disperse the
GUNBOAT DUBUQUE FINISHED
Will Be Placed in Commission at New
York Navy Yard Saturday.
Washington. D. C. June 2. An
nouncement is made at the navy de
partment that the gunboat Dubuque
will be placed in commission at the
New York navy yard tomorrow. The
Dubuque has just been completed and
the department was advised that she
would be delivered at the New York
yard by her builders today preliminary
to her final acceptance.
Accident on Lackawanna.
Patterson, N J., June 2. One per
son was killed and 11 injured in an ac
cident on the Lackawanna road at
POPE 70 YEARS OLD;
A THROIIG III ROME
Rome. June 2. Cardinal Respighi,
vicar general of the pope, today inaug
urated the eucharistic congress, which
was attended by 11.000 members. To
day was the pope's 70th birthday.
AMENDS FROM TURK
Prompt Redress Wanted for Violation
of Consulate at Monastir,
Constantinople. June 2. Servia has
notified Turkey she will recall her min
ister from Constantinople unless satis
faction is given by June 12 for the re
cent violation of the Servian consulate
at Monastir. Macedonia. It appears
the local police searched the consulate
and seized certainTJlpers. Servia de
mands the dismissal and further pun
ishment of the chief of police and an
expression of regret on the part of the
government for the occurrence.
BANDS IN ROW OVER PARADE
Union Defied at Modern Woodmen
Picnic at Beloit, Wis.
Heloit, Wis.. June 2. An attempt of
the local union musicians to prevent
the Kvansville ami Heloit city bands
from parading at a picnic of the Mod
ern Woodmen of Northern Illinois and
Southern Wisconsin yesterday failed,
but the Rock ford band refused to
march. The Freeport. and Janesville
organizations ignored the threat of a
fine and went into the parade. In the
prize tl rill the Madison Forester team
won first money, and Kvansville won
the band contest.
CLOSE CALL FOR BRAKEMAN
Charles Griffith Dragged in Front of
Wheels at Creston.
Hrakeman Charles' Griffith, of the
Uock Island road, had a narrow es
cape from death at Crest on, Iowa, yes
terday. While at work in the yards
he lost his footing and fell under a
string of box cars that was being
switched. Hy the greatest of good
luck his clothing caught and he drag
ged along the rails in front of the
wheels for some distance, escaping
with a few slight scratches.
PEACE STORY IS UNFOUNDED
French Ambassador Not Going to Ar
range for Conference.
Paris, June 2. The report that the
French ambassador to Russia. Rom
pard. who has been here on leave of
absence, is hastening back to St. Pe
tersburg, as France has agreed to ask
a concert of the powers to bring about
peace between Russia and Japan, is
said by officials here to be incorrect.
Hompard. it appears, is not returning
to St. Petersburg.
ORDINANCE IS WITHDRAWN
Philadelphia Council Rescinds Gas Ac
Philadelphia. Pa., June 2. Without
a dissenting vote, both branches of the
city council yesterday withdrew the or
dinance authorizing the extension of
the lease, of the city gas works to the
United Gas Improvement company for
a period of 75 :irs. for which tile
Company was to pay the city $2.1,000,
0oo. WARSHIPS SEEN AT LUZON
Five of Different Types Going Toward
Gulf of Lingayen.
Manila June 2. Kive war-shins uere
sii'hleil thin afternoon Kl t-:i tn i n i' slnwlv
he:i.U-il for the (inlf of I ini';i ir IkIhiuI
of Luzon. The ships ate of different
ypes and are painted lead color.
AUTOISTS ARE HELD LIABLE
By Indiana Court for Damage Done by
Indianapolis, Ind.. June 2. The su
preme court, in its first automobile de
cision, yesterday held that drivers of
machines may be liable for damages
for accident caused by frightened
Rooney Wins Wrestling Match.
Aurora. 111., June 2. John J. Rooney
of Chicago defeated the Terrible Turk
No. 3 here last night in a wrestling
mutch. The Turk won the first fall
in seven, and one-half minutes and
Rooney won the last two. The second
fall was made by Rooney in six min
utes and the third in seven minutes.
Locusts in Wisconsin.
Janesville. Wis.. June 2. Swarms ol
17-year locusts have appeared all
through southern Wisconsin.
Neither Has He Suicided
as Reports Have
Had Him Do.
DEMANDS' ARE LOUDER
Admiralty Estimates Russian
Losses in Sea Battle
St. Petersburg. June 2. Attempts
during this afternoon to secure con
firmation in court circles of the report
the emperor had decided to summon
the zemtsky-sobor to decide on peace
or war met with the positive assertion
that a definite decision had not been
Th Ituiuitra arc I mrnr,
St. Petersburg. June 2. :?:25 a. m.
There are various rumors utloat jn the
city that the enieror is dead, having
either committed suicide or been as
sassinated. The rumors are untrue.
I'rraH More Uuruuik
St. Petersburg, June 2. The Russian
press this morning still is advocating
more vigorously than ever the summon
ing of a national assembly. All cen
sorship is now removed from foreign
dispatches anil the people are appalled
at the horrible stories of slaughter on
board the Russian ships.
The admiralty has not yet been able
to estimate even approximately from
foreign advices the loss In men. but as
the ships were over-manned the total
will be greatly more than the ordinary
complement of the vessels would indi
cate and probably will exceed in.ooo if
only about 4,000 were saved.
Conservative Russians are alarmed
at the possibility of disorders in var
ious Russian cities. As a result of thw
disaster a feeling of disquietude for
the future Is manifested everywhere.
Itlolloic at l.o.U.
Iodz, June 2. There was a rem-wal
of rioting here today. A crowd of pe
ple stoned a detachment of Costacks
and the latter fired, killing two per
sons and wounding others.
MEN ARE INTERESTED
Name Committee to Co-operate With
Rock Islanders in Efforts to Build
At a meeting of the executive coun
cil of the Aledo Itusiness Mens' asso
ciation Wednesday evening action was
taken looking to reciprocation with the
business men of this city in their ef
forts toward the construction of aa
electric railway between the two plac
es, and the following resolution was
'That the Aledo Husiness I'nion
heartily endorse the movement of the
Rock Island club tending towards an
Interurban railway between that city
and Aledo and that the chair shall ae
point a committee of ten to investigate
and examine proposed routes leading
out of Aledo, and for conference with
such committee as Rock Island may
select to consider the project. The
president of the Business Union. IS. L.
Wolff, to be chairman of sueh commit
tee and to fill vacancies of any who
The following were named as addi
tional members of committee: Joseph
Mr Roberts. Hon. M. G. RetioMs.
James II. Connell. James McKinuey. K.
M. Whitham. W. C Galloway. L. P..
Morey, William 15. Frew and Judge W.
The committee will arrange to make
a carriage tour next week of the coun
try over proposed routes.
HEAD CUT OFF ON RAIL
C. F. Fanstrom Struck by C, B. & Q.
Train at Galva.
Lying on the north track of the main
line of the C. Ii. & Q. railway with
his head over one raii and his feet
over the other caused the almost in
stant death of C. F. Fanstrom Wednes
day afternoon when a westbound
freight train struck the unfortunate
man in that position. Fanstrom was
partially decapitated and had one of
his feet cut off on the other rail but
in his pocket was found a bottle of
Calve Ruptures Vocal Cord?
Iindn. June 2. It is reported herf
that Mme. Calve has ruptured a vocal
cord and that the will never i.iuz again.'