Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930, July 28, 1904, Image 3
STRIKE IS ON AGAIN. WORKERS IN THE STOCK YARDS CALLED OUT ANEW. President Donnelly Charges Packers with Bad Faith and Telegraphs to All Bis : Centers Ordering Renewal of Walkout-Seek Sympathetic Strike. The Stock Ynrds strike was declared on again in Chicago Friday morning , less than 38 hours after a peace agree ment had been signed. On the charge that the packers were discriminating against certain persons in the reemployment ployment process the union officials or dered their men to quit work , and the situation at the yards was soon as bad as ever. Confusion , excitement and charges of bad faith attended the new walk-out he union charged discrimination on te part of the packers in taking back ( the strikers. The employers asserted that only delay , to be expected in ef forts to resume normal operations , was at fault. It was evident , however , that the contending forces were farther apart than at any time during the or iginal strike. The strike was renewed in other packing centers also. Strike leaders declared that unless the employers changed their attitude at once , all the allied trades workmen would walk out and that a complete stoppage of work at the packing plants would ensue. When the men reported for work in a body early in the morning they were met by the announcement that it would be impossible at present to take back more than half the force. The workers met this announcement sul lenly , notwithstanding the clause in the agreement which gave the packers 45 days in which to supply work for all the strikers. The strikers said : "You must take us all back or none of us will go to work. " Many of them did go to work , how ever , but a little later the leaders ap- \rPenred , and on discovering that some of the men who were turned away had been prominent figures in the strike they declared that the packers were " discrimination employing a "revengeful tion , " and the strike was declared to be on once more. President Donnelly , after conferring with other leaders , gave the order for the strike and then sent this telegram to union officials in other packing cen ters of the country : "Packers already have violated agreement by discrimi nation. Order men out. " When the word that another strike was ordered reached the workmen who had gone to the different departments to begin their labor , they finished the .work immediately in hand and then marched in bodies out of the yards , taking their tools with them. WHY THE FARMER SMILES. Abundant Yield of Crops This Year- Corn May Be a Hecord Breaker. Reports from different sections of the country indicate that the yield of corn and wheat for this year will be a large one , particularly the corn crop , -which will probably be a record breaker. The highest previous record for corn was in 1902 , when the yield was 2,523,048,000 bushels. This year's yield is estimated at nearly 14,000,000 bushels more. This es timate is based upon conditions ns they were July 1 , but as there have been ieavy rains and floods since then in the South west-which have damaged to some extent the winter wheat in Kansas , which was ready for the harvest , the total crop may fall short of the figures given above. How much damage has Taeen done in the section named cannot be ascertained until the nest government re port will be issued Aug. 10 , but a yield -nt least equal to the record is expected. Spring and winter wheat also shows cp well , but the crop falls short of being a record breaker. The total yield indi- < stes a dropping off of 50,000,000 bushels from 1903. Other crops , such as oats , "barlev and rye , also show up most en couragingly. While Uncle Sain's harvest promises so well reports from other agri- ultural lands indicate that no very satis- actory progress is being made by the crops. Teh fact that the home produce is bountiful is received with joy on all sides. Notes of Current Erenta. The 2-year-old child of G. W. Sturgeon -vras drowned near Ames , O. T. , by fallIng - Ing into a trough of water while at play. Tony and Jacob Martin , farmers living ten miles east of Flannagan , shot and .killed Perry Myers of Gas City , Ind. , while the latter was robbing their farm "buildings. A German war fleet , consisting of eight battleships and seven cruisers , reached Plymouth , England , on a visit of cour tesy. Thousands of people gave them a 2ii-arty welcome. So far as is known at this writing the expected great battle between the Russians and the Japanese in Mongolia has not been fought , and the respective forces occupy much the same positions they did seven days ago , says the Chicago cage Tribune. At that time it was known that the Russians had evacu ated Kaichou and had fallen back on Tatchekiao. According to General Oku , Kaichou was occupied after three days of severe fighting. The Russian reports do not treat the matter so seri ously , and indicate that there was little more than a rear guard resistance to the advance of the Japanese. The Russians have abandoned Yin- kow , the port of Newchwang , a posi tion which they could not safely hold after their retrograde movement The Japanese do not appear to have taken possession , A Liaoyang dispatch re ports that a Japanese column advajjc- ing along the coast in the direction of Yinkow was roughly handled by Gen eral Samsonoff and his Cossacks and had to retreat. It is likely that the Japanese were merely making a recon- noissance , because the indications are that General Oku has withdrawn his forces west of the railroad and has massed them near Kaichou. If the Rus sians are defeated , or if they retreat , Yinkow and Newchwang will fall into the hands of the Japanese without any fighting , and they will then have com plete control of the coast of Manchuria and a new base of supplies. According to Russian reports , which are probably correct. General Oku is slowly moving northward from Kai chou in the direction of Tatchekiao , where General Kuoropatkin has his headquarters. General Kuroki's main force is on the east bank of the Liank River , about twenty-eight miles from Liaoyang , while the Russians under General Keller are on the other bank , strongly fortified and prepared to re sist an advance. The only fighting re ported in which Kuroki's men took part was a skirmish near Siamatse , in which General Rennenkampf was wounded. The Takushan army , of which Gen eral Nodzu was in command originally , is said to have come in touch with tl\at of General Oku at Tangchi , ten miles southeast of Tatchekiao , and also pre sumably is in touch with General Ku roki's northern army , The Japanese appear to be in position , in readiness to attack the weakest point in the Rus sian line , provided the weather will miral Togo reports that on the night of the llth his torpedo boats attacked the Russian guardship Diana at the mouth of the harbor. Whether it was injured he does not know. It is more than likely that there has been much savage fighting around Port Arthur and much loss of life In the engagements of last week and week before last Field Marshal Oyama , a furious fighter , has taken personal charge of the operations at Port Ar thur , and the siege doubtless will be pressed with increased vigor. ' There is a well-defined feeling In SIEGE METHOD WHICH JAPS MAY USE AT PORT ARTHUR. The picture shows a method of attacking a fort if high angle fire fails to reduce it The irregular trenches leading to the parallels are dug so that they cannot be swept by the enemy's fire. The men dig the trenches under the protection of their own artillery. The parallels are for the protection of the storming parties as they approach nearer and nearer the walls. permit The rains seem to have ceas ed and the roads to hare become pass able. If they should suddenly become a sea of mud , as Virginia roads some times did during the Civil War , mili tary movements would become almost impossible. There is nothing definite as to the occurrences at Port Arthur. The Jap anese are known to have completed a chain of forts at distances of from six to eight miles from the fortifications. Whether , and if so where , they have drawn any nearer is uncertain. The wild story that the Japanese lost 30- 000 men in attacks made by them on the fortifications on July 10 or I"1 , rs contradicted from Tokio. Other reports placing the loss at 22,000 c * > 25,000 are doubtless equally fabulous. The report that on the 4th and 5th of the month the Japanese were driven from the heights commanding Lusantan pass with a loss of 2,000 has not been offi cially denied. The statement to the effect that the Japanese on the llth inst stormed Chungta , the key to the defensive works at Port Arthur , has not been confirmed. The Japanese say there was no fighting on that day. Little more is known about nnval than about military operations , Ad- PZZ&tf IS OKff'F JZSMY MAP OF THE THEATER OF WAR. London that the seizure of the British and German steamers by the Russian volunteer cruisers Smolensk and Pe tersburg marks the first European complication resultant upon the Russo- J.apanese war. How extensive this complication will prove to be time and future events alone can deter mine , but at present the feeling of uneasiness has become a fear that the end of the matter will not be reached before England and perhaps Germany are forced to take stringent measures to bring Russia to terms in the matter. 2OOO RUSSIANS FALL. Keller's Army of 20,000 Routed in Bat tle at Motien Pass. Details of the battle at Motien pass Sunday from the Russiau side are given in a report of Gen. Kuropatkin , in which the general admits the loss of 1,000 killed and wounded. The Russians were re pulsed on all sides after desperate fight ing , lasting from early morning till 3 o'clock in the afternoon. The battle leaves the general situation unchanged , but shows that a powerful Japanese army is massed and is constantly threat ening Liaoyang , apparently only await ing Gen. Kuroki's signal to advance. Patronize those who advertise- RUSSIA'S BLACK SEA FLEET. PoTverful Squadron Impounded There Is Useless in Present War. In addition to warships , the .Black sea fleet includes the vessels of the Russian Steam Navigation Company , which may be called upon for government service , and the so-called "volunteer fleet. " The original treaty concluded between Turkey and the other European powers in 1841 provided that no warships except ing those belonging to Turkey should pass the Dardanelles. These treaty pro visions were confirmed in 1871 and again in 1878. In 1891 , however , the Russian authorities effected an agreement with Turkey whereby vessels of the "volunteer fleet" obtained the right of passage through the Dardanelles. This last agree ment plainly discriminates between the warships of the Black sea squadron and the "voluuteer fleet" vessels , and as the ships thus far sent through the Darda nelles belong to the latter class it does not appear that the letter of the treaty stipulations has been disregarded. BRITISH CABINET WILL ACT. Takes Up Russian Seizure of Shipa ii * * the Black Sea . In the British official circles the recen' seizures and overhauling of British ship in the Red sea by the Russian volunter fleet steamers Smolensk and St. Peters burg are regarded as very grave interna tional incidents. The seizure of the Pe ninsular and Oriental steamer Malacca by die Petersburg nnd- her arrival in the Sues canal as a prize of war ou her way to Libau , on the Baltic , has come as a climax. British law officers acknowledge the right of the Russians to seize and detain mails , provided that only official com munications are taken , but they take the most serious viaw of the status of the two Russian ships patrolling the Red sea and if any official action or protest ensues it will be chiefly in regard to fie passage of these erstwhile merchant ships through the Dardanelles aud their subse quent transformation into. 4uns ofwar. . THE RICH ROSEBUD LAND. Comparatively Good Order Has Pre vailed in Us Recent Settlement. Bonesteel , S. D. , Correspondence : The laud for which white men have sighed and died for half a century and in de fense of which the fierce Sioux have giv en up thousands of lives since they first took possession of it centuries ago , has been opened by government action and settlers are streaming in. There are 2,400 homesteads on the Rosebud reserve and for these 75,000 application have b en made. Th'e cost is nominal and siuco the land lies in the most fertile part of South Dakota , just west of the Missouri River , it is not surprising that there should be a great demand for it. It is probably the finest body of land which the government ever took from the In dians to give to the white men. Two years ago Boiiesteel consisted of one house ; three months ago the town A BATCHER'S HOME. had 500 inhabitants ; to-day it is a city of tents and rough wooden boarding houses and has about 5,000 citizens , a vast majority of whom are transients and will leave as soon as the drawing is completed. It is the very newest of the boom towns of the West , nml , be sides containing all the ordinary "freaks" of its class of towns , boasts a number which are strictly new and original. But there will soon be another town in FOLK IS THE NOMINEE. Unanimously Named for Governor of 3Ii BOuri by Democrats. After an all-night session , marked by intervals of disorder and commotion that could not be quelled by the gavel , the Missouri Democratic State convention unanimously nominated Joseph W. Folk , Circuit Attorney of St. Louis , for Gov ernor and adopted a platform which promises a vigorous , unrelenting crusade against corruption and boodle in Missouri iu the event of Democratic supremacy at the polls. Just as the day was break ing Thursday the convention adjourned until 10 o'clock and one of the most tur bulent sessions of a Missouri Democratic convention ended. Joseph Wingate Folk was born in Brownsville , Tenn. , Oct. 28 , 1S09. His father is Judge Henry B. Folk oC Brownsville and his mother is a descend ant of the Estes family of Virginia. Mr. Folk is a graduate of Vnaderbilt Uni versity of Nashville , Tenn. , where he finished his literary and legal education. He practiced law in Brownsville for two years and then went to St. Louis in 1S92. Mr. Folk became generally known to the citizens of St. Louis through the promi nent part he took in the settlement of the great street car strike of 3900. As Circuit Attorney of St. Louis Mr. Folk successfully prosecuted a number of bribe takers in both branches of the municipal assembly. MRS. MAYBRICK IS FREE. American " \Voman Who Served teen Years in English Prison. Mrs. Florence Maybrick was freed Wednesday after serving fifteen years in an English prison for the murder of her husband. Mrs. Maybrick is on a ticket- ol'-leave under the terms of which , if rigidly enforced , she would be obliged to remain in England and report herself at periodical intervals to the authorities. However , in view of her promise to go to America and stay there , a cablegram , says , the government has withdrawn the usual conditions and she will be free to go her way and choose her own paths so soon as she arrives iu New York , for which port she will sail after a short stay in France , where she is at present. WAITING FOR THE DRAWING. the field which , according to its spon sors , is destined to become the center of industry of the Rosebud country. This town is named St. Elmo , and just now contains nothing but the tepees of the Eagle Pipe family. But just as soon as the reserve is opened for actual settlers St. Elmo will spring up like a mushroom. Already various industries have been planned , and a telephone system , local nnd long distance , has been ordered ; port able houses are at Bonesteel all ready to he moved to the new town at a moment's notice , and a number of houses in this town will be placed on wheels and rolled' over the prairie to St. Elmo when the time conies. An electric light plant is planned , the power to be obtained from a dam over the Willow Creek , which flows tlfrough the site of the town. Alto gether , it is expected that within two weeks after the town is opened it will have at least 2,000 population. CROPS FAVORED BY WEATHER. Reports of Damage to Principal Ce reals Show a Decrease. Following is the summary of the weather bureau weekly crop report : East of the Rocky Mountains the tem perature during the week was highly favorable , but in the Pacific coast States and over the western portions of the mid dle and northern plateau districts it was unseasonably cool , with frosts on the 13th in Washingou and Oregon. Too much rain hindered farm work in the central gulf 'districts , and in parts of the Ohio valley and middle Atlantic States , wlr1- need of rain is beginning to be felt in northern New England , portions of the Caroliuas , over the greater part of Texas and in southern Colorado. Drought has been relieved in the north Pacific coast districts , but continues with increased severity in the southern plateau region. Corn had exceptionally favorable weather and made rapid growth. In the Missouri valley and parts of the upper Ohio valley and middle Atlantic States corn has , however , suffered somewhat from lack of cultivation , and in Texas the late plant is being injured by drought. Better weather for harvesting wheat prevailed than last week , and this work made generally satisfactory progress , al though still delayed by moisture in parts of Kansas and the Ohio valley. Harvest ing is practically completed in Missouri and Nebraska , and is well advanced in the Ohio valley and the northern part of the middle Atlantic States. As a whole both early aud late spring wheat have advanced satisfactorily , the least favor able reports being received from northern Minnesota , where the crop on lowlands is thin and late. Some reports of injury by rust are received from Nebraska , and in parts of South Dakota the outlook is somewhat less favorable than previously iudicated. Reports of injury to oats by rust con tinue from the lower Missouri valley , but elsewhere this crop has advanced favor ably. ably.Gov. Gov. Ferguson of Oklahoma has got ten into a war with the newspaper cor respondents at Guthrie and is making an effort to give the news of territorial mat ters to a favored few. The trouble grew out of some indiscreet' writing of the Governor's son. N. J. Newman , a wealthy resident of Pottawatomie County , O. T. , received information of the accidental self-shoot ing of his 17-year-old son , Homer , on a ranch in Wyoming , where the boy was spending the summer. Death resulted from the -wound. Mrs. Maybrick , who was Miss Flor ence Elizabeth Chandler , a member of a wull-known and prosperous family of Mo bile , Ala. , was married July 27. 1881 , in St. James' Church , Picadilly , to James Maybrick of Liverpool. She was then 18 years old. Her husband was over 40 years of age. In the spring of 1SS9 Mr. Maybrick became ill and in a few days he died. His brothers charged Mrs. Maybrick with the murder of her husband by adminis- MRS. FLORENCE MAYBRICK. tering poison. She was first condemned to death but the sentence was afterward commuted to imprisonment for life. Ever since her commitment strenuous efforts have been made for her release by many prominent people who have not believed the woman guilty. Money in the Slot Machine. The slot machine in New York and at Coney Island is coining money for its owners. One man who controls the slot machine privileges at many of the Coney Island resorts makes a profit of more than $ GOO a week after the cost of con cessions , attendance and maintenance has been deducted. He has more than $28- 000 invested in the plant , the machines costing anywhere from $25 to $300 each. There are between 300 and 400 styles of slot machines. The aim of the experi enced inventor is to provide a machine of sufficient attraction to charm the cop per from the pocket without yielding anything tangible in return. Lung test ers are the favorites. Great as is the vogue of the slot ma chine at Coney Island it is greater in New , York City. One amusement parlor occupies a building that commands a rental of § 19,000 a year. It is estimated that exclusive of the gambling machines which still flourish in the west more" than 500,000 pennies are dropped into slot machines every day , while on a holi day 1,000,000 would be nearer the mark. From Far and Kear. Fire wiped out a block of manufactur ing buildings in Fresno , Gal. The lossea aggregate $225,000. A new international union is to ba formed by the Carpet Workers' Union , in large cities , to be composed of carpet layers , cutters , measuremen and sewers. In New York City in one recent week 2,100 persons made applications for places that only sixteen will filL Tha salary to be paid to each is $1,500 per year , and each applicant must undergo a. civil service examination.