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VOL. XLV.-'0. 13,908.
PORTLAND; OREGON, THURSDAY, JTHLT 6, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
if REBEL SHIP
Potemkin Opens War
on Czar's Rule.
PROCLAIMS ITS PURPOSE
Crimean Town Forced to Sup
- ply Provisions.
WOW HEADED FOR BATOUM
Threat or Bombardment Makes The
odosia Comply With Demands.
Flames of Revolt Will Burst
Out In Caucasus.-
ST. PETERSBURG, July 6. (Special.)
Official secrecy was forgotten for the mo
ment yesterday when consternation seized
the Imperial government on receipt of
direct dispatches from Theodesla, Cri
mea, Announcing the arrival there of the
battleship Kniaz Potemkin with a de
mand for coal, provisions, medicine and
a surgeon, on pain of bombardment. This
consternation became terror this morn
ing, when it became known that the
mutineers had obtained a large part of
their requirements and were heading for
Batoum, in the Caucasus, to take on coal
and recruits from the revolutionists there.
Further dismny was caused this morn
ing by confirmation of a report wired
yesterday that the mutineers had Issued
to the powers a proclamation declaring
war on the Romanoff dynasty and prom
ising to respect the rights of neutral na
tions. Only a feeble attempt to suppress the
text of the official proclamation was
made, and that was abandoned when the
Emperor's advisers learned positively
that the message already had been re-,
celved by the governments of the sev
eral other countries.
Proplamation of Rebels.
"The crew of the Potemkin," e'A Ihe j
proclamation, repeated from the Crimea,
"notify the foreign powers that the de
cisive struggle has begun against the
Russian government. "We consider it to
be our duty to declare that we guaran
tee the complete inviolability of foreign
ships navigating the Black Sea, as well
as the inviolability of foreign ports."
It was not until after 1 o'clock this
morning that the Czar's advisers appar
ently realized the revolt of the Potem
kin's crew had swelled beyond the
boundaries of mutiny and threatened to
become a dominant factor in the general
revolutionary movement. Sturdily as of
ficials of the Navy Department had de
fended Kruger's course In retiring be
fore the defiant Potemkin and in per
mitting the then equally mutinous crew
of the Georgi Pobledonostseff to go over
to the rebels, they were much more vig
orous this morning in condemning his
action, and referred openly to his retreat
not only as "withdrawal," but as flight.
Lay Blame on Kruger.
That sudden shift of departmental opin
ion was due to realization of the predica
ment in which Admiral Kruger had
placed primarily the Admiralty and, in
a still more dangerous sense, the Impe
rial government, by leaving the two pow
erful fighting machines at large to rav
age and to stir up rebellion along the
whole Russian coast of the Black Sea.
Although the repentance of the Georgl's
mutineers and their surrender to the '
port admiral of Odessa still was credited
in official circles, the fact that the more
determined crew of the Potemkin was as
free as it had been since the massacre
of its officers and the hoisting of the
red flag of revolution on June 2S out
weighed the solace to be derived from the
capitulation of the second company of
Will Inflame Caucasian Rebels.
Admiralty officers admitted this morn
ing that the rebel commundcr of the
Potemkin. by lifting the mutiny above
the level of insubordination, had struck
a severer blow at Emperor Nicholas and
the whole Imperial government than
could have been achieved by. the shelling
of half the cities in Kherson and the
Crimea. Destruction of half of Odessa
and the wiping out of Akcrman and Se
vastopol, it was remarked, would not
have held so much of peril as the mu
tineers' move toward the Caucasus,
where revolution already is seething and
where the appearance of the Potemkin
in the hands of .a rebellious crew must
have the effect of encouraging the revolu
tionists to the last degree.
Again and again. In formal and infor
mal conferences, Rear-Admiral Kruger
was blamed for his supine compliance un
der the guas of the mutineers, and many
officers did not hesitate to use the word
"coward" In speaking of his conduct.
They said he should have sunk the Po
temkin and the Georgi Pobledonostseff,
if to do so meant the loss of his entire
squadron, to say nothing of his own
FORCED .TO FURNISH FOOD
Potemkin Brings TJheodosia Council
to Knees by Threats.
THEODOSIA, Crimea, July 5. Sum
moned by the Kniaz Potemkin, repre
sentatives of the Town Council went on
board the battleship and were received in
the Admiral's cabin by the commission
commanding her. The commission "de
manded the deliver- of 500 tons of coal
and provisions of various kinds within 21
hours, and threatened that, in the event
of noncompliance, after warning to the
inhabitants, the town would be bom
barded. The commission also proposed that tho
'Mayor should transmit to the population
a proclamation demanding the termina
tion of the war, a convocation of Zemst
Learning of these demands, many in
habitants fled the town. The workmen
insisted that the demands be granted.
A special meeting of the Municipal
Council was called, and the Council con
sented to deliver the provisions, but re
fused to comply with the demand for coal,
for the reason that the town had none.
HEADS FOR CAUCASIAN PORT
Potemkin May Start General Upris
ing in South.
ST. PETERSBURG, July .(2:10 A.
M.) While no official confirmation is
obtainable, the Associated Press has
been Informed by an authority usually
reliable that the Admiralty has re
ceived news that the Kniaz Potemkin.
after shipping coal, provisions and
medicines, is again at large in the
Black Sea, and that her destination is
Whether the report of the sailing
of the battleship is true or not, the
crew took a remarkable step yester
day, when, with all the solemnity of a
provisional government, it lesued a
manifesto addressed to the powers, an
nouncing that Civil War had been
begun against the existing regime in
Russia, and pledging the inviolability
of foreign shipping and foreign ports.
This action doubtless was taken to
quiet the apprehensions of foreign
powers and to leave no excuse for the
sending of warships through the Dar
danelles to effect the capture of tho
battleship, which un'll now Russia's
Black Sea fleet has not dared to at
tempt. It is considered a shrewd move
on the part of the mutineers, and
stamps the commander of the crew as
a leader far above the class of the or
dinary sailor and strengthens the opin
ion that he is not a member of the orig
inal crew, but one of the revolution
aries who went on board at Odessa.
The issuance of the manifesto lends
a certain dignity to the mutiny and
proves that the crew and their com
mander have no desiro that the world
should believe them to be mere outlaws,
but thatthey should be looked upon as
men seriously raising the standard of
Nothing has been received to con
firm the supposition that the request
for a doctor at Theodosia indicated a
struggle for supremacy on the way
According to a rumor printed in an
afternoon paper, tho ship's strong box
contained 1375,000 and the mutineers
woulV therefore be well supplied with
In circles closely in touch with the
revolutionists it is regarded as a fore
gone conclusion that the commander
of the Potemkin. knowing the situation
in the Caucasus, will head for Poti or
Batoum, where the revolutionists are
exceedingly strong, in the hope of
producing a general rising. With the
authorities in the Causasus almost
powerless to prevent it, such a contin
gency is by no means impossible.
Dispatches from Tifiis received last
night say that the reports of the riot
ing at Odessa and the action of the
Kniaz Potemkin have aroused the most
intense interest and the wildest joy
among the revolutionists. The receipt
of the report was followed immediately
by a complete strike, evon the lamp
lighters quitting work. The city is in
darkness and the inhabitants general
ly are fleeing to the northward.
The Emperor Nicholas II, the crew
of which is reported to have mutlned
at Constantinople, is a Russian mer
chantman. Considerable anxiety is felt because
the cruiser Chernomorotz, which was
due at Sebastopol today, has not yet
Order has not been restored at Bielo-stok-
A censored telegram received
last night reported that shooting had
been heard, that crowds are fleeing and
that groat excitement pre-ails, but no
details arc given.
POWERS MAY PURSUE REBEL
Black Sen Fleet Again Goes in
Search of Potemkin.
LONDON. July 6. It Is understood that
the movements of the Kniaz Potemkin
arc engaging the serious attention of the
powers, who ore exchanging views on the
possible necessity of taking joint meas
ures to protect neutral commerce in the
Black Sea. According to the Associated
Press dispatch from Vienna, however,
nothing will be done, even in the shape of
joint representations to the' Russian gov
ernment, except In the last extremity. It
being desired to avoid wounding Russia's
Speciai dispatches from Constantinople
give an unconfirmed report that the Po
temkin cngasod two British officers at
The Odessa correspondent of the Stand
ard assorts that the Black Sea squadron,
including the Georgi Pobledonostseff, has
now been sent in search of the Potemkin.
MUTINOUS SAILORS ARE SHOT
They Prefer Death to Oath of Al
legiance to Czar.
ODESSA. July 6. (Special.)-Forty-five
sailors, who wore recently relieved from
duty with the Russian Black Sea fleet,
have been courtmartialed and shot be
cause they declined to take the oath of
allegiance to the Czar.
It is understood that all dissatisfied
sailors will be gien their choice of swear
ing loyalty or being shot
Pursuer Obtains Supplies.
SOFIA. Bulgaria. July 5. The Russian
torpedoboat-destroyer Stremltelvy an
chored off Varna, opposite Prince Fer
dinand's palace, yesterday evening. The
commander requested supplies, which
were Immediately granted, and the de
stroy c'r sailed.
TORN BY TORNADO
It Zigzags Across the Country,
Smashing Everything in
DEAD MAY NUMBER SIXTY
Towns, Farms and Stock Ranches
Laid Lou- or Swept Away by Re
sistless Power of Wind in
FORT WORTH, Texas. J,uly 5. A tor
nado whlc. struck Texas in the upper
edge of liontague County, coming from
the northeast and swinging far to the
southeast, this afternoon caused the loss,
it is believed, of 40 lives, injured a large
number of people, and did untold damage
to growing crops and cattle.
Fortunately, the tornado missed the
small towns In the section through which,
It swept, but it zigzagged in such a way
as to take in the homes of many farmers
and stock rangers In the section.
At Jacksjoro the force of the wind
was terrific. The Baptist church and 30
other buildings were blown off their found
ations, and a number of buildings totally
destroyed. Mrs. Travis Calhoun was seri
ously Injured. Travis Calhoun, Mrs. Hor
ton and Henry Wesser and family were
At Montague no lives were lost in the
town, but in the country great loss of
life Is reported. The wires are down in
all directions, and It is difficult to get par
ticulars. Ten persons ore known to bo
dead In the neighborhood of Montague.
Most of those killed lived on Salt Creek,
along which tho tornado swept with spe
At Nacona the tornado passed a few
miles to the south, and later lists give the
dead at It and the injured at 41.
A reliable man at Nacona. who has been
over the zone, says that reports wore
being received of the dead when he left
there, and he places tho los of life at GO.
Owing to the widely separated homes
and the fact that In many instances whole
families were wiped out, details and
names are hard to igct.
XACONA SUFFERS SEVERELY
Fourteen Known Dead, Many In
jured and Houses Wrecked.
DALLAS, Tex,, July 5. A special to the
News from Nacona, Tex., says:
A tornado and thunder storm passed a
few miles west and south of here this
afternoon, killing 14 persons and injuring
many others and destroying a number of
houses. The latest reports from the
stormswept dstrlct give the following
MRS. C. C. SHACKLEFORD.
MINNIE SHACKL.EFORD. daughter of R.
MRS. S. L. TCML.ENSON AND THREE
MRS. MART LESTER AND FOUR CHIL
DREN. CALEB WHITE.
MRS. IRA V.'ILLIAMS.
FRANK, son of Samuel E. Aiken, killed by
Injured: James Simpson, Miss Alice
Simpson. Moore, arm broken;
Hobbs. fatally: C R. Christian and
family; J. M. Steward, and family; C. H.
Williams, leg broken; Miss Nannie Austin,
seriously; W. J. Woodson. Frank Wood
son, seriously: Mrs. Jesse. R. G. Shackle
ford and wife: four of C. S. Shackleford's
children, serious Injuries; C. S. Shackle
ford, Injured about head: a child of Mrs.
Mary Lester, believed to be fatally in
jured. Houses and Churches Wrecked.
Many farmhouses wer swept entirely
away. Baptist and Methodist churches at
Belcher were much damaged. The Metho
dist Church at Montague Is reported
wracked and the Courthouse damaged,
also other churches there. The Dixie
schoolhouse, six miles south of here, was
entirely blown away.
Reports of the work of the tornado arc
still coming In. I The numbor of killed
and Injured probably will reach GO.
TEN ARE DEAD AT MONTAGUE
One Whole Family Killed by Devas
MONTAGUE. Tex.. July 5. Ten people
are dead as a result of a tornado that
passed over Montague this afternoon.
A. H. EARL.
MISS SADIE EARL, daughter of A. P. Earl.
BURKE EARL, his in.
BABY OF 1JVWREXCB PILLOW.
TOMLINSON FAMILY, cowlstlnc ef hus
band, wife and four children.
Fatally injured: " 1
Claiborne White. 45 years old.
Houses totally demolished: J. F. Clark's
drugstore. D. Y. Lunn's grocery store, old
bank building, occupied by G. L. Alcorn,
real estate agent: store of Rowe Hard
ware Company: 15 dwellings.
The tornado lasted perhaps 30 minutes.
Hundreds of head of stock in this vicinity
were killed outright by the wind. The
number of Injured is unknown.
STILL STAND BY STRIKE
Chicago Teamsters Refuse to Admit
Battle Is Lost.
CHICAGO. July 5. The Joint council of
the Teamster's Union tonight refused to
take action locking toward calling off the
strike, and appointed a committee to pro
cure funds to support the striking team
sters in their struggle. The committee ap
pointed Is to bp known as the "flying;
squadron," and it will call on every union
teamster In the cltv to donate a stipulat
ed amount each week toward the support
of the strikers.
Change Industrial Constitution.
CHICAGO. July 5. The Congress of the
Industrial Workers of the World spent
the whole of today's session discussing an
amendment to the proposed constitution.
The amendment, which was offered by
David C. Coates. of Idaho, provides that
the Industrial Workers organization shall
be composed of national and international
unions, comprising all the workers of
any Industry. The convention adjourned
with the question still under discussion.
GREETED BY PRESIDENT
Epworth League Thousands Gather
ing at Denver.
DENVER. July 5. President Roosevelt
today telegraphed greetings to the mem
bers" of the Epworth League who are as
sembling In this city for their seventh an
nual International convention. The Pres
ident's telegram, which will be read at the
opening session tomorrow, is as follows:
Pray express to th International Epworth
League Convention my heartiest greeting. I
wUh ihem Godspeed in working for the prac
tical application of their rootto, "Look tip.
About 10,000 delegates have already ar
rived, and thousands more are reported
still to be on tho way. The convention
will be remarkable for the number of
mission nnd institution church workers in
attendance. S. H. Hadley, of the famous
Jerry McCauley's Water-Street Mission.
New York, arrived with the New YorJc-1
delegation. Many nations are represent
ed, but Mrs. Mary Harrington will prob
ably be the sole representative of South
America. She la an enthusiastic Epworth
League worker in Chile, and that there is
a league in that country Is due mainly to
Governors Frank Hanley. of Indiana,
and W. Hoch. of Kansas, have promised
to deliver addresses next Sunday on
"Christian Character In Public Life."
In honor of tho visiting delegates the
oratorio "Elijah" was sung tonight in
one of the largest city churches by a
chorus of ZZO) voices. led by Professor
Wllberforce J. Whlteman.
3IIncrs Killed by Explosion.
BLUEFIELD. W. Va.. July 5. By an
explosion In the Tidewater coal mine, at
Vivian. DO miles west of this city, today,
nine Italian miners were injured and two
of them died later in the hospital, while
three more are in a precarious- condition,
with slight chances of recovery. AH of
the men were burned, badly. The Tide
water mine Is about two miles from Viv
ian, W. Va., and employes 200 men.
Zcmstvo Congress Forbidden.
MOSCOW. July 5. The government has
forbidden the holding of the big Con
gress of Zcmtvolsts and other representa
tives of small parts of Russia called for
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
TODAY'S Fair. Weaterlr wind.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 78
d?s.r"mU:!mum, s. Precipitation, none.
Battleship Potemkin forces town to furnUh
supplies and declares war on- government.
Potemkin starts for Batoum to start revolt
in Caucasus. Page 1.
Declaration of war causes panic at 8L.
Petersburg. Page 1.
Sailors shot for refusing to take oath of
allegiance. Page 1.
Officials flee to England and court favor of
rebel leaders. Page 3.
Tho War In the Far Eut.
Russia asks Roosevelt to arrange armistice.
Savage attack on Secretary Hay by Russian
paper. Page 3.
Preildent and Cabinet at funeral of Secre
tary Hay. Page 4.
Roosevelt confers with Root on becoming
Secretary of State. Tags 3.
Beef packers decide to fight charges on
their merits. Page 1.
Mayor Dunne's new plan of public owner
ship. Page 4.
Tornado kills r0 people in Texas. Page 1.
Education convention hears some novel
theories. Page 4.
Endeavor convention opens at Baltimore.
Flood suddenly Alls Baltimore streets.
West-bound passenger train on Great North
ern goes in ditch in North Dakota; cars
destroyed by Are. Page J.
Pacific Coast League scores Portland 11,
Seattle 1. Page 12.
Americans defeated at Henley regatta.
Astoria hose team cuts down the Pacific
Coast record. Page 12.
Thery. the Frenchman, wins automobile race.
American tennis players beaten in Engtand.
Fred Koss dies at Aberdeen. Wash., of in
juries received In prizefight. Page ."!.
Oregon Legislative candidates forced to
pledge themselves to vote for people's
choice for Senator. Page S.
Homing pigeon reaches Oakland. Cal., from
Oregon City in 11 days. Page 5.
Lauth Is to be hanged August 13 at Salem
penitentiary. Page 3.
Commercial and Marine.
Difference of opinion as to course of Fall
wheat, market. Page 13.
Strong local demand for fruit. Page 13.
Speculation over In wool. Page 13.
New high record for cotton. Page 13.
Weather reports cause fluctuations In Chi
cago wheat. Page 13.
Gold engagement leads to break In stock
price. Page 13.
California grain crops damaged by heat.
Itallas cruiser leaves here Saturday. Page
Nine steam coasters In port. Page 12.
Two German barks wrecked In South Seas.
Testerday's attendance. 14.27H. Page 8.
American Boy day is fittingly observed.
Preparations for unveiling Sacajawea statue
today. Page S.
Union and Wallowa. Counties at the Fair.
Portland and Vicinity.
Portland's Chief of Police given power by
charter to close Mllwaukle clubhouse.
Dr. Herbert Putnam, Librarian of Congress
speaks at sesiion of librarians conven
tion. Page 9.
Railroads experienced heavy traffic during
month of June. Page 9.
Attempt of Council to elect president re
sults in deadlock. Page 8.
Democrats uneasy during Governor's ab
sence from state Pago 14.
Judge De Haven sets dates for land-fraud
trials. Page S.
Officer Scal!n says Chief Hunt released
bunco man. Page 7.
Suffrage convention - comes to an end.
FIRE BURNS K
Wreck on Great Northern Pas
senger No. 3, Westbound,
in North Dakota.
RUNNING AT HIGH SPEED
Passengers Swarm Through Broken
Windows Many Are Injured,
but Xo Fatalities Have Yet
GREAT FALLS, Mont.. July 5. A spe
ci&Uto the Tribune from Willlson. N. D.,
says No. 3 westbound passenger train on
the Great Northern was wrecked at
3pring Brook, about 12 miles west of
there. A car in the middle of the train
Jumped tho track Just before reaching a
switch. At the switch this car went on
the side track and a complete wreck fol
lowed. All the train left the track except the
engine. Explosions followed Immediately
and set the wreckage on fire. Seven cars
were completely destroyed by the fire, but
the passengers all escaped through the
windows and only a few were seriously
injured, nlthouzh a largo number were
slightly hurt. The Injured were all
brought to Wllllston and It is not believed
any are fatally hurt.
The train was running at a high rate of
speed, but no more than the regular run
calls for. Where the car first left the
track there is absolutely nothing wrong
with the track and no one can account
for the accident. All of the other cars
passed over the place and had it not been
for the switch no serious results would
have followed. All the mill was saved.
Rio Grande Train Wrecked.
PARK CITY, Utah. July 5. A Rio
Grande passenger train was wrecked soon
after leavlnc th station hr this n f to?--
noon, by running Into an open switch.'
Tne engine and baggage car were over
turned. George Edgar, the fireman, was
killed, and Boywatcr. the engineer, suf
fered a broken leg. 8everal members
of the Logan baseball team, who were
riding in the baggage car, sustained
painful, but not serious. Injuries.
DUNNE'S OWNERSHIP PLAN
PROPOSES CORPORATION" SHALL
OWX CAR LIXES.
Stock to Be Sold to People and De
posited With Trust Company,
Secure From Control.
CHICAGO. July 5. Mayor Edward F.
Dunne told the City Council tonight his
plans for municipal ownership of trac
tion properties. It was not municipal
ownership absolutely, but, as the Mayor
explained, the nearest thing possible un
der existing conditions, and he asked the
Aldermen to consider It carefully. Abso
lute municipal ownership and operation,
the Mayor said, he does not consider
practical Just now.
Tho plan which the Mayor offered pro
vides for tho incorporation of a company,
managed by five men who command the
confidence of the people of Chicago. To
this company Is to be granted a 20-year
franchise, covering the streets In which
rights of the old companies already havo
expired or soon will expire. It is to bo
stocked to the amount necessary to estab
lish a street-car system in these strets.
roughly estimated at 310 miles. No bonds
are to be sold.
The stock Is to be deposited with a
trust company, which the Ave directors
are to select, so as to prevent a purchase
of It and consequent control by outside
interests. The stock Is to be sold at pop
At any tlmo the city may elect, it can
take over the property on an appraised
PULLED DOWN BY DEVLIN
Two Small Banks in Illinois Close
Through RIs Failure.
WASHINGTON. July 5. The Controller
of the Currency has appointed National
Bank Examiner J. D. Cook receiver of
the Spring Valley National Bank, of
Spring Valley. 111., upon advice received
from Cook that the bank had closed.
The Controller has also appointed Na
tional Bank Examiner J. MacShoIt re
ceiver of the First National Bank of
Toluca, I1L. upon advice from the vice
president of the bank that It would not
open for business this morning and a re
quest to have an examiner take charge.
The suspension of these two banks is
due to the failure of C. J. Devlin, who
was president of both of them.
The capital of tho Spring Valley Na
tional Bank is JjO.OCO and of the First
National of Toluca J10O.OX).
SAY DEVLIN IS BANKRUPT.
Creditors File Petition Which Kills
Transfers to Bank.
TOPEKA, Kan.. July 5. Affairs In the
failure of the First National Bank as
sumed a different phase today when Kan
sas City creditors petitioned the United
States District Court to declare Charles
J. Devlin a bankrupt. The petition was
made returnable on July 20. and Its effect
is to prevent any further attachments of
Devlin property, and to set aside trans
fers of real estate valued at HOO.OOO to
the failed bank. Today's action thus re
duces the bank's assets, at least tem
porarily, to Just that extent. The action
does not affect the life Insurance, which is
In Mrs. Devlin's name, and which she
insists be left among the assets of the
Mr. Devlin's business associates declare
that ha is far from a bankrupt and still
insist that the bank will be enabled to
pay dollar for dollar.
Receiver Bradley, who began delving
into the books of the bank today, an
nounced that it wolild be ten days before
he could make a statement of its condi
tion. He announced that it was doubtful
if the state, which had I300.CC0 In the
bank, would be considered a preferred
creditor. Governor Hoch, late tonight,
announced that the Executive Council
would tomorrow consider the action of
State Treasurer Kelley In placing so much
of the state's money In one bank.
There was no show of a run today on'
any of the other banks, all fears appar
ently having been allayed. It Is esti
mated today that $346.C0O had been with
drawn on Monday by frightened deposi
tors from the Central National, the Bank
of Tqpeka, the State Savings and the
Merchants National Banks. Of this
amount. 90 per cent was In checks of less
than $100. and was distributed among 1S0O
Receiver Bradley says there Is some
doubt as to the legitimacy of the action
of the officers of the bank in making
special deposits- of all money paid in
Friday and Saturday and not turning
it in with the regular accounts. This
action was taken in order to save tho
depositors and at the same time not
create alarm b'y refusing to receive
deposits. The law makes It a criminal
act for officers of a bank to receive
deposits when they have reason to sus
pect that the bank Is unsafe. On Fri
day and Saturday all deposits received
were laid aside, to be returned to the
depositors untouched if the bank
"This matter has been submitted to
the department In Washington," Mr.
Bradley said tonight. 'The officers
there will have to decide whether or
not the officers of the bank had the
right to do as they did and whether or
not this action releases them from re
sponsibility for taking the deposits."
There Is little mora talk of the First
National Bank opening again for busi
ness. The opinion of busine.ss men is
that tho bank will be able to pay near
ly, if not quite. 100 cents on the dol
lar, but that there is little possibility
of its belns able to resume business.
TOPEKA. Kan.. July 5. Just what
amounts the Devlin estate owes to the
two Illinois banks that have been closed
Is not known, but It Is stated that they
became Involved in loaning money to
build the Toluca, Marquette &. Northern
Railroad, a small coal-carrying road
which Mr. Devlin was constructing to
mining property of that state. Negotia
tions are already in progress. It is said,
to sell this railroad property, which Is
considered a valuable asset.
Meeting or Creditors Called.
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. July 5. Late to
day the creditors committee of the C. J.
Devlin estate drafted an address, which
was Immediately forwarded to all credi
tors of tha Devlin properties, asking that
they meet at Kansas City on July 31 to
consider the situation, and urging that In
the meantime no legal action be taken.
STRUCK DEAD BY THE SUN
Two Venetian Gondoliers Collapse
. With American Women on Boat.
VENICE. July 6. (Special.) Three
American women, whose names are not
yet obtainable, hired a gondola late yes
terday afternoon for a trip to the village
of Forcello. Before they had gone far
one of the gondoliers collapsed from sun
stroke. The women went to his assist
ance, only to be overcome by the extreme
heat. ' -
The second gondolier tried to steer his
craft to the bank, at the same time cry
ing for help. His cries were unheard, and
he also collapsed. Tho gondola drifted
down stream to Forcello, whero it was
Both of the gondoliers were dead, and
the women were removed to the parish
house In a serious conditton.
CALVIN MAKES FAST TIME
More Than 31ile a Minute to Reach
Sick Daughter. .
SALT LAKE CITY. July 5. General
Manager E. E. Calvin, of the Southern
Pacific, arrived at 10:30 this morning in a
special train which broke all records of
the Southern Pacific for speed. The run
from Ogden to Salt Lake, 37 miles, over
the Oregon Short Line tracks, was made
in 35 minutes. The entire run from Sparks,
New, to Ogden, was made In very fast
time, a speed, of 91 miles an hour being
attained at times.
Mr. Calvin came to the bedside of his
daughter, who has been operated on for
appendicitis, but Is now recovering nicely.
RESCUERS, NOT LYNCHERS
Xcw Light Thrown on Jailbreak at
RUSSELLVILLE. Ky.. July 5. Tho
crowd which overpowered the Jailor
last night and which was thought to
be u mob Intent upon hanging the four
men under trial here for criminally assaulting-
Mary Gladden. Is now gen
erally believed to have been a rescue
party made up of friends of the pris
oner. Jim Lyon, who was carried out of
Jail, was found today hiding In tho res
idence portion of the city.
CONVICT STRIKE QUELLED
Drastic Measures Bring Salt Lake
Prisoners to Senses.
SALT "LAKE CITY, July 5. Twenty
convicts at the State Penitentiary here
struck today, refusing to work until Im
provement was made In the food and
other accommodations. After the strikers
had been placed In solitary confinement
and handcuffed to the celling for several
hours, the strike lost its popularity.
Will Collect Data on Canal.
NEW YORK. July 5. Two Panama
Canal Commissioners, Peter G. Haines
nnd Colonel M. B. Harrod, sailed for Pan
ama today on the Seguranca, to collect
data concerning the surveys of the canal
route and to prepare plans of this route
for use by the advisory board of Engi
neers, which will meet In Washington
Warrant Out for Missing Broker.
CHICAGO. July 5. The brokerage
firm of Fraser & Co. here suspended
business today. The whereabouts of S.
L. Fraser. the active member of the
firm, la unknown. Thomas Medlll, an
asscclatc, has secured a warrant for
Fraser's arrest, charging embezzlement.
BARONS OF BEEF
ILL FACE MUSIC
They Scorn Subterfuges and
Are Ready for Trial of -Case
on Its Merits.
REJECT LAWYER'S ADVICE
Will Not Seek Technical Exoneration
Lest Stigma Attach to Them.
They Say Charges in Indict
ment Are Exaggerated.
CHICAGO, July 5. (Special.) Rather
than take advantage of the magical in
fluence of shrewd, attorneys and seek to
evade the clutches of the law through
technical loopholes that might be opened
for them, the Indicted packers have de
cided to let their case go to trial strictly
on Its merits.
This Information is expected to open,
wide the eyes of those whose prejudice
has led them to believe that the packers
would follow In the footsteps of certain
other corporations whose "soulless" de
sire has been to escape criminal convic
tion by retaining counsel with acute
knowledge of the elasticity of the law.
Despite the suggestion of the best-advised
attorneys that the easiest way out
of their dilemma Is to quash the indict
ments or otherwise seek technical es
cape, Louis Swift. J. Ogden Armour and
Nelson Morris announced with decided
emphasis that they put themselves in
the place of the individual who is ac
cused on ex parte testimony before a
grand Jury. Thus individuality crept be
yond the limits of corporations.
These men feel that. Inasmuch as they
are permanently engaged in business, any
technical exoneration they might secure
would still leave the stigma of a guilty
practice upon their heads.
John S. Miller, counsel for the accused
packers, it is said, will Introduce argu
ments In behalf of his clients that wlfl go
a long way toward convincing even a
petit Jury in the United States Court
that the charges mentioned in the indict
ments are grossly exaggerated. The pack
ers, however, are said to base their hope
of complete exoneration on the intelli
gent Interpretation of the higher courts.
Indicted Packers Give Ball.
CHICAGO. July 5. Bonds were fur
nished today by three of the packing
companies and 13 of the individual pack
ers indicted by the Federal grand jury
last Friday. Four of the indicted are
still absent from Chicago.
GUT OFF By SUDDEN FLOOD
PEDESTRIANS HAVE TO WADE
Cloudburst Sends Torrents Through
City to Meet High Tide in
tho Harbor. . .jjj
BALTIMORE. July 5. An immense
amount of damage was done in Balti
more City and County tonight by heavy
rains, culminating in a cloudburst In tha
vicinity of Tlmonum, a small station on
the Northern Central Railroad, about
ten miles from Baltimore. Bridges,
houses and barns have been washed
away, livestock has been drowned, rail
road tracks have been destroyed and tele
graph and telephone lines have been
broken. So far as can be learned to
night, there has been no loss of human
The Immense volume of water rushing
from the county down the fall3 was met
by unusually high water in the harbor,
caused by continued southeast winds,
and this hastened the flooding of tha
So rapidly did the water rise In Harri
son street that mothers bearing children
on their backs were compelled to wade
In water up to their shoulders. A young
woman, attempting to get to her home
in the eastern section of the city, was
swept into the harbor, but was rescued
by the police.
A car on the Gay-street line was over
whelmed by the flood on Gay street,
near Harrison, and the passengers were
rescued by a police patrol wagon with
considerable difficulty. When at Its high
est the water extended nearly as far
west as Calvert street at Pleasant, and
to within half a block of the City Hall
on Holllday street, on which that build
ing rronts. In the (basement or the
building. In which the offices of the
Associated Press and tho Western Union
Telegraph Company are located, the
water was two feet deep, and the de
livery department of the Western Union
was compelled to move.
Mayor Tlmanus came, from his home
to the City Hall and at once set going
arrangements for caring for sufferers
from the flood.
At 3 o'clock this (Thursday) morning
the waters are receding slowly, and there
Is little likelihood of further damage be
ing done. Estimates of what has already .
been done would be the merest guess
work. VISIT GRAND ARMY POSTS
Commnnder-In-Chlef Blackmar Com
ing to Portland Soon.
BOSTON. Mass.. July 5. (Special.)
General Wllmon W. Blackmar. Commander-in-Chief
of the G. A. R., starts
Thursday for his second tour of G. A. R.
campfires and departments, taking in this
time Wyoming and Idaho, and going
thence to Portland. Or., .where -he will be
tendered a reception by the department
and speak at a camptire. He will also
visit Tacoma. Seattle and Sitka. Alaska,
returning July 31 from Vancouver.