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ESTABLISHED JUNE 10, 1871.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, JULY 3. 1003.
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SO FAITH IN CREWS J
Officers of Black Bsa Fleet Bisconnect 11
chinerj tod Send Crewt Ashors.
ALL BUT ONE OF THE SHIPS DISARM
Mutineer! on Patemkine Sail from Qi
OTHER CREWS READY TO SURRENDER
Cumulates Besieged with People Anxious
SHIPS HELD TO TAKE FOREIGNERS AWAY
So Relaxation of Military Precautions
at 'Odessa aed Papers Mot Al
lowed to' Publish the
SEBASTOPOL, July 2, via St. Petersburg
July 2 Immediately after the Black sea
squadron arrived here Saturday a council
of admiral anil captains was held on
board the flagship Ftostlslav, Vice Admiral
Kruger presiding. The council resolved to
ungear the machinery and authorize the
officers and men to go ashore. The Katerine
11 Is hers and lias been disarmed.
The Mack sea squadron which went to
Odessa consisted of two divisions, com
manded by Admiral Kruger and Admiral
Vyshorevetsky, respectively. The former's
division Included tho Kostltslav and the
Binope, and the latter s the Georgl
Fobleddonosetz, 'the Trla Svlatltella, the
Dvenadvat ApostololT and the torpedo
cruiser Kasarskl. Several torpedo boats
accompanied the squadron.
On arrival In the roads the flagship
signalled the Knlaz I'otemklne to Join
the squadron, to which the battleship re
plied: "We ask that the admiral should
coma on board us." No answer being
given, the Knlaz Fotemklne cleared for
action and steamed at full speed along
the whole fleet. It passed so close to
the Qthur vessels that even the features
of. Its commander, who wore a thick beard
and was In civilian clothes, were clearly
distinguishable. Several among the crews
report that they saw at least thirty men
In civilian costume on board the Knlaz
Admiral Kruger signalled to the squad
ron: "HeaU for Hobastopol," and at the
same time the Knlaz I'otemklne displayed
the signal: "We remain here."
Commander Oasevltch of the Qeorgl
Fobledonuselz signalled that the machin
ery of the vessel was disabled. Admiral
Kruger repeated his order to make for
Sevastopol, when the Oeorgl Fobiedonosei.
replied: 'We remain here." It then
teamed alongside tho Knlaz Fotemklne
and hoisted the signal: "We wish to hand
you our officers."
This was the last signal seen by the
squadron before heading for Sebasfopol.
Captain Qollkoff and all the officers of
the Potemkine, except five who were en
gineers, were killed June 2S on the voyage
It is stated that 00 workmen from the
Strmo'vo'' ofVe ' Wire on board.
during ins disorders In the port of
Odessa the Knlat Potemkine obtained sup
plies from the cruiser Otchakoff.
The captain of the transport Vecha waa
made a prisoner by a rus", The Knlaz
Potemkine signalled to mm to come on
board. He did so and was bound and
put ashore, the crew of the Vecha then
declared common cause with the crew of
the Knlaz Potemkine, as did also the
crew of one of the torpedo boats.
Matlncrri Lear Port.
ODESSA, July 2-:0 p. m The Knlaz
Potemkine sailed yesterday apparently In
the direction of the Roumanla coast and
nothing haa since been heard of It. With
Its diurture the situation for the moment
hal taken a more favorable turn. The cor
respondent of the Associated Press has Just
been told officially that the mutinous crew
of the- I'obledonoset haa Informed the gov
ernor general of Its Intention to surrender.
I Vice Admiral Kruger's squadron having
left for Sebaatopol the Qeorgl Pobledonosets
Is ihe only warship remaining here.
The only Immediate danger from mutinous
sailor now appears to lie with the Knlaz
The authorities announce- that they will
Issue a proclamation to tranqulllze the
population, as public excitement and the
exodus of people continue.
The telegraph office is crowded and the
consulates are overwhelmed with applica
tions to vise passports.
The British consul has arranged with four
British steamers and one Norwegian
steamer to remain off the port so as to be
In readlnes In case of danger to receive
foreign subjects. The captains of the
steamers agreed to remain until the situa
tion became clearer.
Military precautions have not undergone
the slightest relaxation. The newspapers
are under the military censorship and do
not contain the slightest reference to the
happenings in the harbor. An unconfirmed
report says that the Knlaz Fotemklne
transferred a number of revolutionists. In
cluding aome students and some Jewish
girls, to a British steamer, the name of
which Is not given.
The crew of the Georgl Pohledonaei sent
forty men ashore this morning aa hostages
and have asked the emperor's forgiveness
for having mutinied, pleading that they
have not damaged the ship.
There la still no new here of the where
abouts of the Knatz Potemkine.
The governor has Issued a proclamation
Baying that the danger of. a castrnphe lias
passed and that everybody must keep quiet
and the striker must return to work.
The manufacturers are hopeful. They
think that the situation Is improving and
that the men will resume work tomorrow.
According to some reports, the sur
render of the Qeorgl Fobledonqsetz was
conditional upon the crew being In
formed as to what their punishment
The vessel ties In the Inner harbor In
a position very unfavorable for bombard
ing the city. It la completely under the
heavy guna now mounted in the boule
vard overlooking the harbor.
Radar 1 ship nit Roumanla.
LONDON. July 1 IJoyd's agent at
, KustenJI, Roumanla, In a dlspatct dated
t:20 o'clock tonight, says the Kniaz Potem-
k kin and torpedo boat No. 2t7 are anchored
of that port and that another steamer Is
In the offing, apparently watching them.
ST. PETERSBURG. July i J: a. m
The unprecedented spectacle of a powerful
modern battleship cruising around In the
Black sea in the hands of a crew who
under the rule of International law cannot
be regarded aa other than pirates, and of
the admiral In command of the r.st of the
Euxlne fleet frankly confessing his In
ability to cope with' the situation and
m ordering the fire of his warships to be
(Continued on Second Page.)
DEVELOPMENT OF NORTHWEST
nnadlan Frontlrr la Healnnlnsj to
Attract the Attention of
LONDON. July 2 (Special C.i Mr-gram to
The lUe The editor of the financial col
umn of the London Daily Telegraph has tne
following leader regarding the development
f the great Canadian northland:
That the opening up of the Canadian
northwest Is making rapid progress I -,-1
parent from the new railways. Iniiudin;
I"" Grand Trunk Pacific and the ( .'anadlan
Northern, whlih are in course of construe-
"" u is m. report, d that a scheme tor
I yet annthi-r line from Hu Ison s bay to ihi
I 1 aeiric, Inr which a charter was gianu-ei
by the Dominion government n long as
ten years ago. Is a hunt to lx revived. The
advantages of a railway from a port on
Hudson s bny across Canada, which would
open up the vast w heat growing territories
of Saskatchewan anil Alberta, and at Hid
ninic tlhi" tap the extensive oil ami aurif
erous regions of Athabasca and the north
west provinces, are of course obvious. '11.
shortening of communication between Omit
Britain, ia the Hudson straits, and thence
by a railway to Vancouver, or onward to
Japan and the far east. Is clearly of great
Importance. It is estimated that a dis
tance of over 1.3ou mll'-s. as compared with
existing routes, would be saved by sea and
land between Kngland and the districts
surrounding the north of l,ake Winnipeg,
1'rlnce Allert. Edmonton. Calgary and
other places within the radius of the rich
est wheal growing area In the Dominion of
Canada. Tin- proposed route would un
doubtedly facilitate the carrying of emi
grants and settlers into this part or t an
ada, and the shorter train haul would spell
an Important reduction In grain freights
from Canada to Ureal Hrltaln. Not lomr
ago Dr Hubert Hell, assistant director of
tne geological survey of Canada. In the
course of an address on the commercial im
portance of Hudson s bay. made, the fol
lowing remarks: "The Canadian northwest
territories, enibraciiiK hundreds of millions
of aen s of line land, are capable of becom
ing the greatest wheat Held In the world.
The center of this immense agricultural
region probably Is to the north of Saskatch
ewan. If we look at the map we shall see
at a glance that the shortest route between
these territories and Kngland Is through I
Hudson s bay. The great saving In tils- I
lance represents an Important economy In
time ami money, or In freight and passen
ger rates An Inlet by Hudson's bay Is the
only Independent channel which can ever
be established between the British Islands
and our great anil Invaluable territories In
the Interior of North America, and It is
desirable on national grounds that it should
be opened up."
The dllflculty of the scheme lies not on
laud, but on water, it having yet to be
proved that the Hudson straits are open to
navigation for more than a very short
period during the year. It -,iv be recalled
that In 1.03, after the Alaska boundary de
cision, tne Oonunion got. . ,...,t ,ii too.. st. p.
to assert the supremacy of Canada in Hud
son's bay. With this object in view an ex
pedition under the command of Major
Moody was sent to the bay In the whaling
steamer N-ptune, and Commander A. 1'.
Low of I
lue Canadian geological survey I
inber of the party. Both these
was a tne
gentlemen reported that a shipping mulK
from Hudson's bay ports to Liverpool or
elsewhere in the I'nlted Kingdom was com- ;
m.relll 1 1 v f!iuil,ln n ti.l flint I l,i n.jrp..r. '
est part of the straits was thirty miles ! Tnp emperor has requested me to con
wide. Whether these views are correct re- p' to 'ou. Mr. President and to the
iiiuitu to he seen i,,u if -.... .ii,in t h oner. American people, the expression of his deep
rrise would cc.tainlv bent-nt Canada as
well as ;reat Britain. The fact that he '
application of the Hudson s Hav & Pacific !
Hallway company for an extension of the
charter passed the senate without amend-
tneiit, and became law at the beginning of
last May, point to the desire of the Do
minion government to further the scheme.
Whether it will come befo-e the public j
yet awnne ucpenns largely upon tne finan
cial strength of the promoters, but Just as
fifty years ago the building of the Can
adian Pacific seemed hopeless, so it Is more
than likely that In years to come we shall
hear more of a direct sea i;oute to porta on
FIRST EDITION OF RICHARD III
Owm-r of Rare Shakespearean Volume
Hefuses S4,0OO for it In
LONDON, July 2.-r(Speclal Cablegram to
Thn Bee) A copy of the first edition of
Shakespeare's "Richard III." of which only
three other copies are known to be In ex
istence, has been discovered In a remark
able manner at a house at Great Mlsenden,
Tho house Is filled with old china and
silver of rare vulue. While It waa known
that there were a number of old books,
they were not considered of any value
until the owner waa aaked If she had any
thing of Interest for an axchaelogical ex
hibition. Then It was that the precious
volume of "Richard III' waa found. It
had been lying on the shelf for years with
out anyone having an 'dea of Its existence.
The book was sent to Sotheby's for valua
tion, and that firm Immediately made an
offer of $4,000 for It. The owner, however,
promptly refused the offer.
FOR WATTS' PICTURE GALLERY
Widow of the Artist Will Maintain
Place at Hla Former
LONDON, July 2. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) In ocrtcr to avoid litigation aris
ing out of the ambiguous will the widow
of the late G. F. Watts and his executors
taking the advice of experts, have settled
....... . ...
upon t he dlstr button of the great art st s
works. It has been decided to establish a
public gallery at I.lmnerslease, the home of
Mr. Watts, near Guildford, which will tie
opened at least three days in the week free
of charge, and maintained by Mrs. Watt.
One hundred and nine works are to be
placed in the gallery at I.lmnerslease.
STORM DAMAGE IN NEW YORK
Railroad Tracks Washed Out and
Ilnlldlnaa Wreeked by
ELM IRA, N. Y., July J.-Thls city and
Immediate neighborhood was tho center
of a terrific electrical storm this after
noon which did damHge amounting to
$150,000 or more. Lightning struck a I
aoxen nutidings in tne city and In Llmlra
j Heights. Near Pine City, Miles Adle,
keeper of a general store, was drowned.
There are several bad washouts on the
Krle and Northern Central railroads south
and east of tne city.
BISHOP JOYCE IS STRICKEN
Venerable Methodist Prelate Taken
111 While Preachln a
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn.. July 2-Rev. I.
W. Joyce, bishop of the Methodist church
tor tne aiocese or .Minnesota, sustained a
cerebral hemorrhage, followed by an at-
tack of naralvms u-hlU oH.lriLim, .
Ing at Red Rock today.
The r mdltlon of
the bishop is serious.
Movements f Ocean Veaaela. July 1.
At New York-Arrived: I'mhria, from
IJvei-Kiol; Bluech.-r. from Hamburg: 11
Piemonte, from Genoa; Romanic, from
Naples. I j llascogne. from Havre.
At Rotterdam Arrived: Rotterdam, from
At Liverpool Arrived: Eletria from New
York: Victorian, from New Yolk
At Moville Arrived: Numldlan. froi New
om NeUwh"no,rPkn-Arr'Ve',: Phi!drtPh,J-
At Oil 1st i.uiij-Sailed
Oscar II, fi r New
At. Cherbourg Sailed:
Crosse, for New York
At OtifcAnat n lulL.l- t iiunlo V
. - - . ' a l.w. V . W , ..GOT
PAY TRIBUTE TO JOHN HAY
Foreign Governments Send Cocdolenees to
Nation and Family.
CABLEGRAMS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
Fnneral Service for the Late Secre
tary of State Are to lie Held
Wednesday Morning at
WASHINGTON. July 2-The high esteem
In which Secretary Hay was universally
held at home and abroad Is manifested by
the messages which have twen received by
the government and Mrs. Hay since his
death. They have come from sovereigns,
from foreign offices, from officials In the
diplomatic service and from men In public
and private life throughout this country. A
great majority of the telegrams from the
last named have been addressed direct to
Mrs. Hay. Many of the messages were
made public today.
Acting Secretary Pelrce and Chief Clerk
Michaels remained at the State department
today to receive the telegrams and cable
grams coming to the government and to re
ceive any Instructions which mlkht come
from the president. Mr. Felrce was ad
vised that the funeral services In Cleve
land will be held at 11 o'clock Wednesday
E. J. Bahcnck. private secretary to Mr.
Hay, left for Cleveland tonight to attend
the funeral. He rarrled with him a larg
bundle of telegrams and cablegrams nd
dressed to Mrs. Hay. conveying expressions
of deep sorrow and sympathy.
As a mark of respert to the memory of
the late secretary an American flag bear-
)nif a badge of mourning has been dropped
; ,. , ,,, k,ii
by the bureau of American republics.
Iteareta In Fnrelttn Lands.
Mr. Takahlra, the Japanese minister, In
a communication to the State department
conveying his expressions of grief at the
loss of Secretary Hay, Informed the acting
secretary that the flag over the legation
here would be placed at half-mast as a
token of respect.
Baron von Sternberg, the German am
bassador, who came to Washington today
from Deer Park, Md., where he has had
a temporary residence, telegraphed Pre.il
dent Roosevelt, In behalf of his govern
ment and for himself, messages of condol
encef. and expressions of svmpathv. The
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vp't this expression from the German
sympathy on the demise of Secretary of
St""' J,,hn "a'- 1 hP emperor profoundly
appreciates the great Mss w hich America
"as sustained through the death of this
n.",st distinguished statesman and diploma
tlst and poet.
The ambassador also telegraphed the
president the following message
To you, Mr. President, and the American
people, I send the expression of my heart
felt sympathy on the demise of the secre
tary of state, John Hay.
Tribute of Sternberg,
Baron Speck von Sternberg said today
"I had the honor to know Secretary of
8tate John Hay for twenty years, and for
the past five years I had been in close
official uontact with him. This to me wo
a special privilege in my diplomatic ca
pacity. During this time I had occasion
to become acquainted with his magic tal
ents ns a statesman, diplomatist and man
of letters. His Influence during his brilliant
career has been most highly beneficial to
the peace -and progress of the world."
Sir Mortimer Durand, the British am
bassador, has telegraphed the State de
partment from his summer home at Lenox,
Mass., expressions of profound regret and
deep sympathy In behalf of his govern
ment and a personal expression from Lord
I-anedowne. The ambassador's first dis
Lord Insdowne telegraphs to me that
his majesty's government has heard with
profound regret of the death of the Hon.
John Hay, who was held In universal re
spect by the people of Great Britain. His
majesty's government recognizes the great
services rendered by Mr. Hay In promot
ing the friendly relations which so hap
pily unite the two countries. They ask
that an expression of their deep sympathy
may be conveyed to the president In the
loss which he has sustained. Iord I.ans
downe desires me also to express his great
personal regret of the news.
The personal message read:
I have received with the deepest regret
your telegram announcing the death of
Hon. John Hay. I know that my regret
will be shared by my government.
FLAGS ORDKHED AT HALF-MAST
President laauea Proclamation on
Death of Hay.
I OYSTER BAY, N. Y.. July J.-Presldent
I Pnnnr-vt-lt ban nrenared tho fopr.inl r.,..lu
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matlon announcing the death of John Hav,
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c.imij vL mmc, nnu b mil OtT (UOII1U1-
I gated tomorrow In Washington. The proc
lamation will be forwarded by mat! to all
ambassadors and ministers of Ihe I'nlted
States In foreign countries, and also will
be transmitted officially to the diplomatic
representatives at Washington of foreign
The following Is the full text of the an
A Proclamation by the President of the
I'nlted States: John Hay, secretary of state
of the I'nlted States, died on July 1. His
death, a crushing sorrow to his friends, Is
to the people of this country a national be
reavement, and In addition It Is a serious
loss to mankind, for to him It was given to
stand as a leader In the effort to better
world conditions by striving to advance
the cause of international peace and Jus
tice. He entered the public service as the
trusted and intimate companion of Abra
ham Lincoln and for well-nigh forty years
he served his country with loval devotion
! and bigli ability in many positions of honor
! " . ur o neu nia nre
I work by serving as secretary of the state
wnn sucn lar-wguienness oi me ruture and
such loyalty f ideas to confer lasting
iK-netits not only upon our own country,
but upon all the nations of the world As
a suitable expression of national mourning
I direct that the diplomatic representatives
of the I'nlted States In all foreign coun
tries display the flags over their enilmsiies
and legations at half-mast for ten days;
that for a like period the flag of the I'nlted
Stales be displayed at half-mast at all
forts and military posts and at all naval
stations and on all vessels of the I'nlted
I further order that on the day of the
funeral the executive departments of the
city of Washington be closed and that on
! all public buildings throughout the I'nlted
i States the na'iom.l flag be displayed at
lumi u i tne eiiv of tv hinmn .vo
day of July, A. l. lifo. and of the Inde.
pendence of the I'nlted States of America
Secretary Loeb haa practically completed
arrangements for President Roosevelt
trip to Cleveland to attend the funeral of
Mr. Hay. The funeral will take place at 11
o'clock next Wednesday morning and as
the Journey from Oyster Bay to Cleveland
will consume nearly twenty hour It win
be necessary for the president to leave
here Tuesday afternoon. He will make the
' trip on a special train over the Pennsl-
vanla, leaving here about t o'clock in the
afternoon. At Philadelphia the president
will be Joined by member of his cabinet,
iConllnued on Second FagrJ
TWO BLUFFS CARS HELD UP
Had No Pnasenaera Aboard and Only
Train Crewe Are
A daring holdup was consummated last
night at 11:15, when Conductor John Reed
and Motorman Henry Welch and Conductor
William Mathlson and Motorman l'.dward
I,eltrn of the Council Bluffs line were held
up and robbed at the east end of the Doug
las street bridge.
Car No. was Just returning from
Omaha, where It had taken a load of pas
sengers from Lake Manawa. The car waa
going to the barn and had no passengers
aboard. It was Just approaching the little
clump of trees near the Giin club s grounds
when two masked men Jumped out from be
hind the trees and commanded the crew to
"get down from their cars, which they did.
The robbers then took the men Into the
frees, where one of the highwaymen went
through the pockets of tfee conductor, while
the second held him with a revolver. This
was Conductor William Mathlson's car and
they took from his pockets $W ?5, which was
the entire day's receipts.
Before they had finished with this crew
another car approached, going In the same
direction. The robbers came out from be
hind the trees and compelled Its crew to
leave their car. Conductor Reed obeyed
the order, but his motorman. Edward
Welch, did not get down from the vestibule
and the robbers fired three shots at the
front end of the car, evidently Intending to
frighten the motorman. Welch finelly got
down and the robber took the men behind
the trees where they had robbed the other i
victims. Tliey went through the pockets or
-nndncr.r T?e.t nnd secured something
like $15. One of the robbers took Reed's
watch from his pockets, but at the earnest
request of the conductor they returned It.
Owing to some sentimental connection with
the wntch Reed was loath to part with the
"The thieves seemed to be angry because
I didn't have more money," said Reed.
"They cursed me when they went through
my pockets and found only about $13 and
I was afraid for a while one of them
would do violence. After he went through
us once," he continued, "they made us go
further Into the weeds, where they both
again went Into our pockets and all through
our clothes, evidently thinking we had
some money hidden somewhere on our per
son." From Motorman Welsh the robbers took
a watch and some small change and from
the other motorman a couple of dollars In
After going through the crew for the
second time the robbers said. "Now go get
on your cars." The street car men started
back, but once or twice Reed looked back,
but upon hearing threatening remarks re
turned without looking for the robbers any
The matter was reported at once to th
police at Cotir.M! Bluffs and later a detailed
description of the highwaymen was given
to the Omaha police.
PROTECTING A BIG ESTATE
Holding; Company to Take Over IinsU
nesa of Kansas Millionaire
Who la SlcU.
KANSAS" CITY, Jul. l.-The affairs of
C. J. Devlin, the Kansas millionaire, who
Is III at his home In Topeka. were dis
cussed at a conference of his business
associates here today, among them being
representatives of several Kansas City,
Topeka and Chicago banks, Including D.
A. Molton, vice president of the Corn Ex
change bank of Chicago; A. A. McClanahan,
representing the Continental National bank
of Chicago; Mr. I'hrlnuh. representing the
Central Trust company of Chicago.
The purpose of the conference was to
discuss the transfer of Mr. Devlin's prop
erties from him Individually to the corpora
tion formed here Saturday to handle them.
To mnke this transfer possible and to keep
the twenty-six different Devlin companies
running It was announced at the confer
ence It will be necessary for the Interested
banks to advnnce a large sum of money.
The sum needed was estimated by different
members of the conference at from $2o0.o0
to $1.0flQ.Oi. It was generally conceded by
the bankers at the conference that the
amount needed will be raised.
According to announcements that have
been made Mr. Devlin's holdings are worth
between Ifi.noo.OfiO and $7.000.on0, while his
liabilities have been placed at between
$3,000,0110 and $l.ov0 000. The Interested bank
ers said they were practically certain these
figures were correct, but they want all
possible doubts removed by an auditing
of the books of the different Devlin com
panies. HEAVY RAINFALL IN KANSAS
Streams Ont of Ilnnks and Large
Amount of Daniaue Has
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. July 2. Soaking
rains have fallen in western Missouri and
Kansas during the past forty-eight hours
and several small Kansas streams are out
of their banks. Today the fall of rain
In thlH part of the southwest averaged
over three Inches. In eight hours today
3.7 Inches of water fell at Kansas City,
3 Inches at Leavenworth, 4 Inches at
Hutchinson, over 4 inches at Ellis and
nearly 6 Inches at Eldorado. At Eldorado
the fall amounted almost to a cloudburst,
washing out tracks on the Missouri pa
cific and Santa Fe railways. flooding
thousands of acres of corn in the bot
toms and causing streams to rise rapidly.
A portion of Hutchinson is threatened
with being flooded by the overflow of Cow
creek. The damage at Kansas City was
slight and there Is no alarm over the
SKIRMISHING IN MANCHURIA
General I.lnetttrh Report Some
Minor Flghtlna; Along III
ST. PETERSBl'RG, July 2. The emperor
has received the following telegram from
On the morning of June ID our outposts
retreated before a vigorous advance
i Heiiie. but on the arrival of our reinforce-
: mems iur
On the same morning the Japanese ad
vanced from Nanshanchensl to Loguchan,
and from Jullantsl to Wanheku.
FOREIGN WARSHIPS EXCLUDED
Sweden Declare Four J'orta Closed
to aval Vessels of Other
STOCKHOLM, July 2 The government
ha Issued a proclamation, to become ef
fective immediately, declaring Stockholm,
Karlskrona, Gothenburg and Farosund to
Ihe war port and excluding all foreign war
ships Irora th porta,
HAVE POWER TO MAKE PEACE
Russian and Japanese Plenipotentiaries
Ckthed with Fall Authority.
NAMES OFFICIALLY GIVEN TO PUELIC
Diplomats at European Capitals Ki
presa Pleasure and Knrprlse that
Such Fall Towers Had fieen
OYSTER BAT, N. T., July l-Offlclal an
nouncement was made by President Roose
velt today of the names of the Russian and
Japanese envoys to the Washington peace
conference. The character and ability of
the men selected by both belligerents is un
earnest of the desire of their respective
governments to conclude, if possible, tho
tragedy being enacted In the far east. The
Russian Ambassador Muravleff. formerly
minister of Justice and now ambassador to
Italy; and Baron Tioscn. recently appointed
as ambassador to the United States to suc
ceed Count Casslnl.
Japanese Baron Komura, minister of for
eign affairs, and Kogoro Takahlra, minister
to the I'nlted States.
Dy direction of the president. Secretary
Loeb made the formal announcement in the
The president announces that the Rus
sian and Japanese governments have noti
fied hi in that they have appointed tho
plenipotentiaries to meet here ns soon after
I August 1 as possible.
'I'll twrt Iv imahn
plenipotentiaries are Ambassador MliravlefT,
tornieriy minister of Justice, and now am-
ysauor at uome, and Amtiassauor Kosen
The Japanese plenipotentiaries are Baron
ivomura, now minister of foreign affairs,
and Minister Takahlra.
It Is possible that each side mav send
one or moie additional representatives. The
plenipotentiaries or both Itussla and japan
will he Intrusted with full power to ne
gotiate and conclude a treaty of peace
subject, of course, to ratification by their
respective home governments.
A day or two ago the Russian and Jap
anese governments formally communicated
to President Roosevelt the names of tho
plenipotentiaries they respectively had se
lected. Acting as an Intermediary, the
president communicated the names of the
Japanese envoys to the St. Petersburg gov
ernment und those of the Russian repre
sentatives to the government at Toklo.
Having received from both governments
assurances that the selections were satis
factory, tho presldeat, according to his
agreement with the belligerents, authorlied
the public announcement of the envoys.
Japnn Mlrku for Settlement.
Some delay was occasioned In the selec
tion of the plenipotentiaries by the Insist
ence of Japnn that the envoys of both gov
ernments be clothed with full power to con
clude peace and to negotiate a permanent
treaty. The Japanese government Indi
cated pointedly that the emperor would not
permit his envoy to enter upon a tentative
conference in which Japan was to define Its
terms and then let Russia decide whether
the conferees should proceed with their de
liberations. The Toklo government Insisted
that the plenipotentiaries should have con
ferred on them treaty-making powers, and
that the negotiations should be entered
upon In a spirit of perfect sincerity. Such,
too, was the position taken by President
Roosevelt. He maintained that only by
clothing the, envoy with ample authority
to act for their respective governments
could a lasting peuce be achieved. He
strongly urged the St. Petersburg govern
ment to accede to what was regarded as a
reasonable proposition of Japan. That he
was successful in his presentation of tho
matter to the Russian emperor Is indicated
clearly in the statement which he Issued
The president's announcement prac
tically concludes the preliminary negotia
tions for peace. Minor details remain
yet to be arranged, but the conference
now seem to be assured. While no ab
solute date for the meeting of the envoys
has been fixed, It has been determined
that the first session will be held In Wash
ington about August-1.
Baron Rosen already Is enroute to the
United States, his coming being to sue-
ceed Count Casslni as the Russian am-
bassador to tnls country. It Is probable
that Ambassador Muravleff will start
soon for the United States, accompanied
by a considerable staff of secretaries,
clerks and Interpreters. The Japnnese
contingent of officials and attaches,
headed by Baron Komura, It Is expected,
will leave Japan In time to reach Wash
ington by August 1.
No Place Selected,
No decision yet has been reached aa to
the place of holding the sessions of the
conference. For the purpose of organiza
tion and to determine upon plans for the
future the plenipotentiaries will meet in
Washington, but it is legardcd as prob-
huiii inui fiv tin eiiii unit- (I i-itnut-r lliey
111 IlUj"UIU V VJ ..until, aa D,-orIJlB
of the conference in sonic city on the
north Atlantic seaboard. In this connec
tion the word "here" in the official state
ment Issued today Is likely to be mis
understood. It means merely "In this
Tho sessions of the conference, of
course, will not be held In Oyster Bay,
although 11 is expected now that .ne en
voys of the two conferring powers will
come to Oyster Bay to pay their respects
to President Roosevelt and to receive his
greetings. This trip to the president
home probably will bo made in two war
ships, the Mayflower and the Dolphin be
ing under consideration for the mission.
Sem Pleases Diplomats.
LONDON, July 2. A dispatch from the
Associated Press at New York was tho
first Intimation London had of the detinue
appointment of the Russlun and Japanese,
delegates to the peace conference at Wash
ington. News was communicated to the
foreign embassies and the officials here
and everyone expressed great delight at
the successful issue of President Roose
They were surprised thut the delegates
were empowered to conclude a treaty of
peace, as it was feared thut Russia would
hold out for ratification by the govern
ment.- line diplomat sam mat u was a
great diplomatic achievement, and If Presi
dent Roosevelt succeeds in Inducing . the
belligerents to agree to an urmlstice be
fore another great battle is fought his
triumph would be complete. He felt that
the .election of Baron Rosen as one of
the delegates wa a happy choice, as the
Japanese have great respect for him. The
diplomat pointed out that at the breaking
off of diplomatic relations by Japan and
Russia the whole Japanese nation ex
pressed Its sympathy with Baron Rosen,
who was then minister to Japan, and dur
ing his progress through the streets of
Toklo when he was leaving for Russia, the
people bared their heads and stood In si
Some surprise is expressed here that
Marquis Ito was not appointed as one of
the delegates, but It is thought this pos
sibly was due to the belief that Foreign
Minister Komura and Mlnlatsr Takahlra
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NEGOTIATIONS FOR ARMISTICE
Definite Announcement of Fact Is
Made at St. Peters.
ST. PETERSBURG, July 3.-2:07 a. m
Negotiations for an armistice between the
armies of Russia and Japan, It can be
definitely stated, are now In progress, pre
sumably at Washington; but they have not
reached a stage where any further an
nouncement can be made.
Tho decision seems to rest with Japan,
which country Is weighing the relinquish
ment of prospects of bettering it present
advantageous position against the enor
mous cost In live and money of another
The chances for a decisive and final
Japanete victory. It Is believed here, are
no better now than before Llao Y'ang and
Mukden, and It Is polntf-d out that it Is
idle to talk of Vladivostok falling like a
ripe apple into Japan's hands before the
peace conference meets.
FLOOD SWEEPS MEXICAN TOWN
Reports of Sumner Drowned Run
from One Hundred to
MEXICO CITY. July 2. Reports are cur
rent here that from 100 persons upward,
with one report claiming even 1,000, have
been drowned In a grat flood at Guana
juato, a mining city, now the important
seat of activity by several large American
and British companies. The wires were
down all day yesterday and the roads were
Impassable. No news has been received
directly, but two reports are current. One
says I.Ota) were killed, another says at least
hiO were drowned. x
Late tidings are that Guanajuato Is com
pletely flooded and water Is already Invad
ing the higher portions of the town, while
there Is fear the "Iiolla" dam will give
away, which would mean complete ruin
The city Is built In a great gorge In the
mountains and the streets ramble in the
mountainside In picturesque fashion.
A Morm began furiously on the night of
June 30 and after midnight no one of the
inhabitants dared go to bed. so fierce were
the elements. The water rose In the lower
or business streets, flooding shops and
damaging thousands of dollars worth of
Later advices Btate that It Is known that
over iOO lives-were tost at Guanajuato. A
dispatch to President Robinson of the Mex
ican Central railroad say there are 1,000
dead at Guanajuato.
The town of Marafllo, Just below Guana
juato, was completely wiped out.
The raging water Is carrying the dead
through every street of Guanajuato.
DEL RIO. Tex.. July 2.-F.lghteen lives
are known to have been lost a a result
of a cloudburst lnthe mountains above
the town of Las Vacas. Sixteen were Mexi
cans and two of the dead were American
children washed away before the eyes of
ji panic-stricken crowd. The loss and
j damage to property has not been obtained.
but Is enormous, ns the waters went
through the fertile valley In a mighty
flood, carrying everything before It. The
Ia.b In 1U-A at.clf Ih vmul P'linrta a rn lietncr
raised here for the flood sufferers and
', searching parties are trying to recover the
bodies of the dead. It will be several days
before all details of the destruction of
lives and property by the flood is known,
, The sixteen Mexicans drowned lived about
i four miles front Las Vacas on the bank
of the creek and one mile from here.
PACKERS SEEK INJUNCTION
Hope to Prevent the Prosecution of
Criminal t'harsiea Aaalnat
CHICAGO. Julv 2-Efforts are to . he
made by the puckers Indicted by the fed-
i eral grand Jury Saturday to defeat the gov-
i - , , , . .
i ernment s aim through Injunction proceed
ings, according to the Record-Herald.
The packers have authorized their special
counsel, John S. Miller, to file their petition
for an Injunction at his discretion in the
I'nlted Stales court. In fact, the notices
Informing the federal officials that a peti
tion would he filed asking for an Injunction
already have been prepared for service.
Attorney Miller stated today that the ac
tion seeking an Injunction would be un
common, but not without precedent, cases
being on record In several Instances sup
porting tho contemplated move by tho pack
ers. "The form of the artlon has not been
thoroughly considered or thought out,"
said Mr. Miller, "but that will be settled
later. My clients will ask for an Injunction
against prosecution under the Indictments
on the grounds that the prosecution will be
Irregular. It Is a well settled rule of la w
that where a plaintiff goes Into .1 court of
equity seeking an Injunction and obtains It
j the same plaintiff cannot luslltuti; criminal
proceedings ug.ilnst thfv defendant. The
packing firms are now under an injunction
made permanent by Judge Grosscup In the
circuit court. If they have violated that In
junction they ought to 1 cited for contempt
before that tribunal Instead of being In
dicted In the I'nlted States district court."
WHITE IS NOT AT ST. LIBORY
Letter Sent from There Probably
Dropped In Letter Bos
GRAND ISLAND, Neb.. July 2 (Social
i Telegram. ) Fred White, father of Virgil
" ,h missing Des Moines attorney,
returned from a trip to the St. Llbory
country where, accompanied by Sheriff
Taylor and two newspaper reporters, a
search was made of the entire district. At
the farm house of Louis Anstadt, where
it was learned last evening a young hired
man had been engaged In the last few
days, it was found that the young man
was from the (same vicinity. -It is sup-
Pf,s'"'1 ,hat ,lie ,wo letter, mailed from
St. Llbory, were taken by mistake from the
"east and north'' mull box at the depot
and remalled at St. Llbory, White possibly
topping off a train to mall them In the
depot box. No further clue of the missing
attorney ha been found.
TAFT TALKS FRANKLY
Secretary of War, Howerer, Evades Direct
Declaration on President;.
TELLS A STORY TO ILLUSTRATE POSITION
Aho Declares He Has Not Been Selects!
for Secretary of State.
FUTURE PLACE Ifl CABINET NOT DECIDED
Eipects to Have a Pew Problems to SoWa
in the Philippines.
ALICE ROOSEVELT NOT VISIBLE HERE
Congressional Party Accompanying
Secretary of M ar to American I'om
sessions In Orient All Well
and Knjojlna the Trip.
"Bill" Taft, as President Roosevelt calU
him, Is breezy and likable. He creates a
big hreeie, too, because he Is a big maa
and talks of big things without the repel
lant reserve of the small chaps who somo
tlmes parade through the country. He
blew Into itmalia Sunday morning in a
cloudburst of darkness, but before he went
away the day was clearing and the Mr.
Secretary, who Is liable some day to bo
Mr. President, waved a nulling adlau from
tho head of the breakfast table to the
crowd that, fell In behind his car as it
Miss Alice Roosevelt was reported by her
maid to be sleeping and so the calltrs at
the train did not get a sight of America
Secretary Taft spoke with profound feel
ing and regret of the lata Secretary Hay
and said the whole party was distressed
and greatly surprised by his sudden death.
Mention of Mr. Hay's death led the news
paper man to ask the question:
"Mr. Secretary, are you to become pre
mler of the administration?"
"Premier? Why, I am surprised to dis
cover such an imperialistic tendency in tho
west. No, sir, I do not expect to become
secretary of state. I telegraphed the presi
dent for Instructions when we heard cf Mr.
Hay's death and he ordered us to proceed.
That doesn't look as If I am to be secre
tary of state, does It?"
"But Trovldence In kind to good people,
Mr. Secretary, and you will return anon.
Story to Point at Moral.
The secretary of war looked hi ques
tioner full In the eye for a moment and
then said :
"I heard a member of congress once pay
ing his compliments to a colleague In this
fashion: It Is the belief of some people
that when a man Is born some animal dies.
When a genius Is born a Hon died, Wher. a
fool Is born a Jackass died. But when you
were born nothing died.' That's me." And
the big statesman from Ohio chuckled with
the resulting outburst of his unconvinced
visitors. His eyes shone In a way good to
see. He ended the subject with his tory
and started to talk of other matters.
Mr. Taft said he expect to be In the
Philippine Islands twenty-five day. Me
will visit several of the islands to see for
himself what progress Is being made under
the American system and also for the pur
pose of approving the proposed railroad
lines which are to be built In different
Incidentally, Mr. Taft said the appoint
ment of W. A. Darling of Chicago to be
managing engineer for the government In
the construction of the line ha not yet
"He Is tinder consideration," Bald Mr.
Taft, "but there Is no Immediate need for
making the nppolntment. In fact the engi
neer will be needed at Washington more
than In the Islands, to advise with the offi
cials of tho department prior" to and when
the bids are received and opened on No
vember 1. There are to be several separate
lines of road on different Islands the longest
being from Manila to some point Inland."
Mr. Taft said he anticipates a good deal
of pleasure In meeting old friends In the
islands of which he was formerly gov
ernor, but he ndded:
"There are also many matter of ad
ministration and some of a legal nature
which must be given consideration. Some
f them will be a trifle disagreeable, per
haps, and may detract Somewhat from the
pleasure I anticipate."
Pod tees Presidential Possibility.
An allusion to the possibility of meet
ing him next time when he Is president
"rougnt from Mr. Taft the sharp retort.
' but 8,111 w,,h that twinkling fcmlle that
takes In eyes as well as moutn:
"Young man, don't you go and Inflict on
tho public any such stuff as that. Don't
you put that ben to buzzing In the head of
the A:-vrlcan people. That contingency 1
altogether too remote."
"You look tho part, Mr. Secretary," ven
tured the visitor.
"I'll tell you another tory If you don't
look out. You behave. I am very glad
I met you folks, but you mustn't talk that
Tho secretary said In reply to a question
that the Wallace Incident Ii closed o far
as he is concerned. That was all he would
say on the subject. Ho was somewhat
anxious as to breakfast, for which the
table was set In the room where he wa
lecelvlng visitors and talking, and pres
ently he was left alone to enjoy the meal
as he was taken out of Omaha.
Secretary Taft Is wholesome looking and
i excellently well rounded. He stands squarely
and appears to lie always smiling, but
there nre distinct- Indications about him
that he can be very S'-rlous if occasion
arise. Ho ia rather on tl.e llght-halred
order and wears a mustache that Is quite
like the pictures of proper mustaches In
the papers. o even and shapely I it.
Trouble must sit lightly on Mr. Taft, for
he shows no slightest indication that hi
recent heavy responsibilities have worried
him. There Is not a wrinkle to be Seen
about the largo face and expressive eyes,
or on the high brow. Mr. Taft 1 not
with the party.
Payne Imposed at Condition.
Sereno Payne, the republican leader of
the house of representatives, is, phlcally,
a bigger man than even the secretary of
war. He fills the doorway of a atateroom
very comfortably. He stood in the smoking
compartment and talked to the Inter
viewer, but reservedly. He said he doe
not look for a special session of congress
"But if there is one," said Mr. Tayne,
"it will not meet until after our return.
I told Taft thut was the only condition on
which I ould go on this trip, and the
president also understands that."
It was quite easy to Imagine Mr. Payne
laying down Ills condition even to the pr si
dent Just about as !. Indicated. He in
tall and masterful looking, gray-haired land
Mr. Payne said be anticipate the vi-
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