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COLUMBUS JOURNAL Ca
Are yoa following on the map the
euvers? It beats chess.
of the millionaires who want
ee die swot has developed a hobby for
sivias; that way.
is reported to be holding
Bat the anrse does not per
salt aim to do It long.
O, J. de Jong van Beek en Donk is
pet a trrak falliag down stairs, bat
the vcraoi of Curacao.
Aaythiag Miss Lilliaa Rassell says
marriage and divorce will be
aa expert eviaeace.
Whatever else he stay do, Mr. Kip
.Uae; wfll eertaialy never make a hit
as a writer of campaign songs.
I. v.- '.---. It ssast be iaconveaieat to have aa
i, v v- asaay Jewels that yoa can forget what
;.' :',' Became of $260,000 worth of them.
stork will now have time, to
devote a little attention to the queen
of Italy aad young Queen Wilhelmina.
Tobacco is now said to make the
hair came out. In the form of cigar
ettes it is liable to do almost any old
" la Paris the women have taken to
Paaaasa hats. "Straws" evidently con-
thue tosbpw -which way the wind
JsJke Obuchowski has been put in
Jail at Pittsburg for highway robbery.
He probably used his name tc disable
Chicago man named Love has
ordered to pay his wife $50,000
alimony. But perhaps be loves money
Jess than liberty.
AlWashington man advertises what
he calls "bottled sunshine." but bot
tled moonshine will continue to hold
-it own in Kentucky.
The Governor of Louisiana has
eighty colonels on his staff. The con
sumption of. mint oi'er there must be
A fellow in Massachusetts has been
'discovered who wears a tin shirt.
Mast be next to impossible for a girl
to touch that man's heart.
Count Kwamura is kpown in history
aa the "father of the Japanese navy."
H might be said, also, that Commodore
A- Minnesota man has invented an
Btesnohile that is propelled by the
Eye-witnesses report that it
-when the wind is right.
been definitely decided that
can collect the insurance on a
who has been hanged. It all d&
on your standing in society. .
One of the most noted horse fan
eiers in the country has just been
captared at Manchester, N. H. He Is
said to have stolen over 100 of them.
"Always wash your hands after ban
' dling money,' counsels a health au
thority. Ah, yes and if the stain
' still -seems to linger, hand 'some of It
The -Philadelphia police recently
.nncbed'" ninety-four citizens In a
.poolroom raid. Have to pinch a true
.Philadelphia to satisfy him be is really
- The Japanese private soldier re
ceives 70 cents a month. A poor math
ematician can figure the value of a
pood quality of patriotism to a country
aa this basis.
The meaning of the term Lhassa,
the chief city of Thibet, is '"God's
ground."' This, however, does not de
ter the British from the effort to
ike it theirs.
The Dowager Empress of China is
reducing her household expenses
Many a professional man in this coun
try would be glad to have her tell him
how she is doing it.
Somebody has discovered that the
Flemish word for automobile is paar
leloaszoonderspoormegpetroolrijtuig. By any other name it would smell
Just as strongly of gasoline.
Don't he alarmed. The man who ac
costs you without introduction or ap
parent excuse and begins talking wild
ly is not an escaped lunatic He is
avasslag for a straw vote.
his wife has cone to a mm
mer resort, the husband, left alone in
the midst of his housekeeping inca
pacity, ceases to indulge in that cyn
ical iaquiry of "Why did I ever mar-
Are we to uaderstaad from Henry
ahaachere's new idea that title
ahl he conferred only on thane
are worthy of them bv reason nt
their big bank accouata that "Labby
la at last williaa to accent . titi t.
Eliot's suaaestion thmt
should not cease with youth
he nroloaaed into ajtaii
worthy of general attention
rresiaent EUot hlmsoir .1.
he knows so much, still learnt
A floating paragraph asserts that a
Ba at politeness in Thibet on meet
K a person is to hold up the clenrhmi
aad stick out the tongue. That
be etiquette in Thibet, but any
demonstration in this tn.
precipitate something verv lit-
A Connecticut man jilted a lady at
the altar the other day. She seemed
te he much put out. but may comfort
herself with the thought that he has
saved her the trouble and expense of
mettlaga divorce later.
It is possible that the 200 bottles of
beer, a barrel about half filled
whisky, an ice chest containing
100 small bottles of whiskv.
of demuohns of wine and
quart bottles ot. -whisky, found
session of a "Wild West" show.
a long way toward proving that
tally as wild as advertised.
TJaited States customs officers have
nded that chickens are not household
eflfrcts. It is evident that these par
ticular oCeers never spent a night aa
the guest of a Tennessee conntainesr.
BUT THREE FORTS
THAT IS ALL THE RUSSIANS SE
THEIE ABE OTHERS OCCUPIED
But Owing ta Heavy Artillery Fire
ef the Japanese They are uncer
tainBays are Fighting in Russian
CHE POO Golden bin. White
Marble and Liaoti mountain, accord
lag to Chinese advices, dated the
night of August 22, are now the only
main forts securely held by the Rus
sians at Fort Arthur. Others are
occupied by them, but they are sub
jected to aa artillery nre which' ren
ders their tenure uncertain. Fort
number five, which has frequently
been reported taken by the Japan-
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The Jap linea now practically encircle the main Russian army, under
Kuropatkin, centering on Liaoyang. A partion of Kuroki'a army haa gained
a point northeast of Mukden and is advancing on that base. Gunboata
drawing troop-laden barges are proceeding up the Liao River from New
Chwang. Ammunition and food are being transported via this stream.
ese and retaken by the Russians, is
again declared to be in the hands
of the Japanese.
A rumor having some points indi
cating authenticity says that the
new European section of Port Ar
thur is in flames. Owing to the mud
and brick construction of the build
ings, however, it is probable that the
fire is not general.
It Is said that the 'Japanese are
using guns taken from the harbor
defenses of Kobe, Nagasaki and Yo
kohama. These guns, numbering
300, are of heavy calibre.
A junk which left Port Arthur Au
gust 22 reports that the Russian
wounded at that date numbered 5,000
and that the Japanese occupied the
heights near Chaochanko. It is
further reported that boys are fight
ing in the Russian ranks now.
Major L. L. Seaman, U. S. A.,
went from here yesterday to the sum
mit of a mountain on one of the
Miao Tau islands, twenty miles from
Golden Hill, near Port Arthur. With
a powerful telescope Major Seaman
could see a great deal of the coast
of the Liao Tung peninsula. He
beard six heavy shots and much small
artillery firing, indicating that fight
ing had subsided to a certain degree.
JEFFRIES WINS IN SECOND
Butte Miner Unable to Show That He
Is in Championship Class.
SAN FRANCISCO Like the veriest
amateur in the prize ring. Jack Mun
roe of Butte, Mont., went down and
out before Champion James J. Jeffries
Friday night in the second round. The
man from the mining district made
such an extremely sorry showing that
the great throng in Mechanics' Pa
vilion roundly hooted him as he pro
tested to Referee Graney against the
decision that had been given in favor
The two giants had not been in the
ring two minutes when it was for
seen that the aspirations of Munroe
had been quickly disposed of. The
miner was scared and awkward and
Jeffries in the first round had him
twice on the canvas taking the count
Jeffries directed his bombardment
against the stomach of his opponent
and each shot was followed by a blow
on the jaw that sent Munroe to his
Forty-five seconds after the gong
sounded for the second round Munroe
was lying on the floor, a bloody,
bruised mass of humanity, with Jeff
ries standing over him ready, if ne
cessary, to put the quietus on the
championship ambitions of his adver
sary. The miner was too dazed to
rise to his feet and the timekeepers
counted him out.
May Have Found Murderer.
DENVER Chief of Police Oelaney
of this city haa communicated with
taa wardea of the penitentiary at
Joiiet, 111., to ascertala if a prisoner
coalaed there uader the aame of
Joaa Mahran is really Wellington -C.
Llewellyn, a former member of the
Thirty-fourth TJaited States iafaatry
who shot aad killed Policeman Thom
as C. Clifford aad N. E. GriB-ths in
this city August IS, 18M. The de
scription of Mahraa tallies with
Llewellyn, who waa aix feet ia height
at the time of the murders.
In the Hands ef Brigands.
DENVER A Republican special
from Roswell. N. M., says John El
land, vice president of the Bank of
Portales, Portales, N. M., and a weal
thy sheep man, has fallen into the
hands of brigands in old Mexico,
where he went on business. Mrs. Ell
and has received a letter from him
postmarked Oputo, State of Sonora,
Mexico, saying that he has been cap
tured by brigands and they demand a
heavy ransom and that unless ar
rangements are made to pay the ran
som he will be tortured and killed.
WASHINGTON Luxury will be
sacrificed for fonnidability in the
new armored cruisers authorized by
the last congress and the plans now
in preparation hi the bureau of con
structioa and repair show important
changes in the interior arrangements
of these vessels. The water tight
sub-division will be made complete
aad there will be no piercing of bulk
heads by ventilating pipes "or other
openings. This change is in the ef
fort further to protect the vessels
from the damaging effects of torpedo
AT PORT ARTHUR
Desperate Fighting la On From Day
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ST. PETERSBURG A dispatem
from Che Foo, dated August 22, says
that according to Caiaeea reports taa
Japanese Sunday bombarded Port. Ar
thur from C o'clock in the'pjoralac
until 1 o'clock la the affsraooa, pouav.
tag in a very-hat Ire, hat that taa
Russians succeeded in sUeaciag' the
The foliowiag-ia supplied by a Rus
sian correspondent of the Associated
"With each additioaal report from
Port Arthur wonder lacrcases both at
the persistence of the- Japaaeae at
tack aad the heroic stubbornness of
the defenders of the fortress. Taa
Japanese are .literaBy throwing away
thousands of lives in the- hope of
shakiag the courage' of the Russian
"Major General Fock says he is
confident the fortress cannot be tak
en, but that if it is taken the whole
Japanese army will have to immolate
itself on the slopes of the fortifica
tions. "There were five desperate assaults
on Green hills July 26, the Japanese
apparently having inexhaustible rein
forcements. "In the final assault, however, the
Japanese broke badly, throwing away
their guns, cartridge belts and evea
their boots to facilitate their flight,
and leaving 7,000 dead or wounded.
"Our surgeons worked heroically,
impartially aiding Japanese and Rus
sians. The Japanese were so touch
ed that they tearfully thanked the
"The assault on Green hills was re
peated on July 27, and there were
frequent hand to hand encounters, the
Russians leaving the trenches to fol
low their enemies.
"The assaults of July 28 and 29 on
the Wolf hills were not followed up,
the Japanese being too severely
shaken. We evacuated the Wolf hills
chiefly for strategic reasons, as the
hills made the line of defenses too
long to effectually withstand the furi
ous attacks of the Japanese.
"The assault of July 30 was made
in the dark of night In the hope of
surprising the Russians. Sixty thou
sand men were hurled against our
43,000. but v.-e drove them back again
and again at the point of the bayo
net It v.-as another Shipka pass.
"The Japanese poured in fresh bat
talions and the slopes, covered with
dead and dying, literally ran with
"Our Thirteenth regiment was forc
ed from its position, but the Four
teenth regiment came up and with
the bayonet again dislodged the vic
tors. "The Japanese losses since the siege
began have been 28,000 men. The
explosion of one mine wiped out 500.
This was an awful sight A volcano
of stones dismembered the bodies of
the soldiers, while the sky was lit
up with a purple glare and the mud
walls of the Chinese village were
thrown down by the shock. After
this fight General Stoessel collected
20,000 Japanese rifles."
Repaira Ordered Stopped.
WASHINGTON Consul General
Goodnow at Shanghai cables the State
department that the Chinese toatai
of Shanghai, through the British con
sul, has ordered that the repairs to
the Russian cruiser Askold and the
torpedo boat destroyer Grozovoi be
Cast ef Celerade Uprisings.
DENVER A special committee of
the grand jury reported to District
Judge Carpeater criticising certaia
expenses of the military durtag the
campaign ia Cripple Creek aad Tel
luride as "extravagaat" With re
gard to the experience of troops oa
the streets of Denver oa .elecUoaday,
comment as to-"whether a soldier
should perform partisan services un
der the guise of citixeaahip aad rea
der a bill to the state therefor" ia
withheld. The report shows indebt
edness for insurrections of S921.239.
Leander Dies ef Injuries.
PARIS George Leander, the Amer
ican bicyclist, died here from injuries
sustained in a terrible fall at the Pare
Au Princes on Sunday as the result
of running into a motorcycle which
was pacing a race in which an at
tempt was being made to break the
record "far one hour. There were
three cyclists in the race. At the
time of the accident Leander was trav
eling at a pace of fifty-seven miles an
hour and was more than a lap ahead
when he was thrown over the handle
tars of his machine.
Democratic Speakers for Maine.
NEW- YORK Former Senator
Frank J. Cannon of Utah and Frank
Clark, democratic nominee for con
gress in Florida, will speak for the
democratic ticket in Maine during the
Czar ia a Happy Father.
ST. PETERSBURG Emperor Nich
olas manifesto oa the birth of an
heir to the throne, the text of which
will be published tomorrow, abol
ishes corporal punishment among tho
THE EASTERN WAR
THE FALL OF ORT ARTHUR
SEEMS NOW IMMINENT. r
REPORTS OF CtnESPOWOTS
Japs Are New Within Main Deft
and Their Guns Cammand Town
Capture All Outlying FortifkatiefW.
LONDON Tie Chronicle's corre
spondent with General Kuroki, cab
ling under date of August 24; via Fa
aaa, August 25, saya: "The fall of
Port Arthur is imminent The Japan
ese are bow within the mala defeases
and their guns command the town.
Desperate fighting occurs night aad
day aad the losses oa both aidea are
"The Russians are rmaking curious
counter attacks, but the Japanese are
clinging to the positions they have
won at so great a cost"
LONDON The Daily Mail's Kobe
correspondent, in a dispatch dated
Saturday last, says: "Following is
the position of Port Arthur: 'The
Japanese have captured all the out
lying fortifications, but the Russians
still hold the citadel on -Anteshan,
Golden Hill forts and the forts on
Tiger's Tail and Liaoti mountains.
The Japanese are in possession of
the parade ground and barracks un
der the Anteshan fort on the out
skirts. "The fall of Port Arthur is believed
to be Imminent. It is believed that
the garrison will make a desperate
sortie before the end comes."
LIAO YANG The Russians retired
from Anshanshan yesterday after a
fight which began on the morning of
August 26, and continued in a desult
ory manner all day and night
Arrangements for a battle had been
completed by night time, when the
order to retire was given on account
of the situation to the east
The order was received with dis
appointment by the troops. The re
tirement was made in an orderly man
ner. The plain between Anshanshan
and Hai Cheng was covered with Ja
panese troop8,'who burned the bridge
and shelled the railway station after
the Russian retirement The Russian
losses amount to 300.
The Japanese are advancing with
The position at Kaofengshik at 2
o'clock this morning was unchanged.
CHRISTENS HEIR OF RUSSIA.
Elaborate Ceremonies Mark Services
at Church of Peterhof Palace.
ST. PETERSBURG A wave of re
joicing and festivity swept over Rus
sia with the rising of the sun on the
christening day of the heir to the
Russian throne, culminating when the
te deum, softly chanted In the beau
tiful little church of Peterhof palace,
announced the ceremony was accom
plished aad the news was heralded to
the world without by the crash of can
pon 'and the chiming; of innumerable
church bells. Notwithstanding the
momentous events pasing at the front,
the whole population turned gladly
for the time being from the more seri
ous considerations to participate in
the day of glittering ceremonial and
pageantry at Peterhof, where the tiny
successor of the great white czar re
ceived at the hands of the church the
name, of Alexis Nicholaevitch, from
which he is destined to pass in course
of time to the dignity and responsibil
ity of autocrat of all the Russlas.
THE MOON BECOMES SPOTTED.
Observations of Prof. Pickering
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. A telegram
has been received here from Prof. W.
H. Pickering, who is at the Lowe ob
servatory, California, tending to con
firm an observation of a spot on the
moon, made by him last month. He
saw a hazy patch in the large lunar
crater, Plato, which had not been de
tected before. It was again seen on
August 2 and 3. It had then grown
dark, measured about two inches in
diameter and resembled' a smalll cra
ter. The object is said to coincide
In position with a previously record
ed cratorlet, but is apparently larger.
Renewed scrutiny in the last few days
reveals the continued existence of the
feature, which now .measures three
miles across. Two other tiny crater
lets and a dark spot on the floor of
Plato, not previously reported, also
are announced by Prof. Pickering.
Money to Aid, Irish Cause.
NEW YORK John ' E. Redmond,
the Irish leader, and those who came
to America with him, Captain A. J.
C. Donelan, Patrick O'Brien. Connor
O'Kelly and Mrs. Redmond, were
tendered a reception Sunday night in
Carnegie hall by the New York Muni
cipal Council of the United Irish
League of America. Mr. Redmond,
Captain Donelan, Mr. O'Brien, Mr.
O'Kelly and W. Bourke Cockran
spoke Ten thousand dollars was
either subscribed or paid in cash to
ward the Irish fund.
Cable te Alaska Completed.
SEATTLE, Wash. Amid the cheer
ing of 300 men aad women, v the
shrieking of whistles: aad taei play
ing ot the national anthem, the final
splkiag of the Sltka-Alaaka govern
meat cable waa made Sunday ia the
harbor ten miles out of Seattle. Tea
minutes later Mayor Bellinger of 8
attle cut the rope hold lag- the Joiaed
ends !of the wires aboard the United
ajtates sajp Burnside, aad with a
splash the completed wire connecting
the United States, aad Alaska fell to
the bottom of. Pugeit Sound.
Women Spill Much Liquor.
CUBA, KAN. Four joints or illicit
saloons were wrecked by women here
and much liquor .destroyed. Jfr. E.
O. Fltes and Mrs. William McDonald,
wives of prominent business men,
armed with hatchets, first entered
without warning the place run by
Ben -Hull. Without ceremony they
began to smash everything in sight
and soon they had demolished bar
and fixtures and broken every bottle
and opened every keg to be found.
Later they were reinforced and other
joints were raided.
Prclssts Aoatnst Russian Action. -'1
DURBAN, Natal. The captain of
the British steamer Coa?edian has
lodged a protest against the action of
the Russian auxiliary cruiser Smo
lensk in stopping the steamer and ex
amining its papers on Sunday last on
the 'southeast coast of Cape Colony.
Indorse St Louis Platrerin. '
SANTA CRUSE, Cal. A platform
Indorsing the action '-i the St Louis
convention was?adoT)ted7by;the Jem:
ccratie state icoaveatlonr here and
presidential electors were Jnained. ? f
THE CROP REPORT.
Abundant Rains Have Fallen in Cent
WASHINGTON The weekly crop
report issued by the weather bureau
Is "as follows:
The drouth prevailing In portions
of the central valleys la the previous-week
haa been relieved by abun
dant rains, butrouth continues in
central and western Teaaeasee aad
isbegiaaias; to be felt ia 'the middle
gulf states aad over a considerable
part of Texas. The central and aorth
era Rocky mountain districts aad the
north Pacfac coast region are also
suffering from drouth, the prevalence
of foresi Ires being reported from
Idaho and Moataaa. The latter part
of the week was too cool ia the lake
region and unseasonably low temper
atures occurred in the northera
Rocky mouataia districts aad upper
Mississippi valley on the 21st and
22d,Tbut. elsewhere east of .the .Rocky
mouataia district the temperature
has been favorable. ,
The principal states have experi
enced a week of good conditions,
abundant rains having fallen through
out the corn belt, except in portions
of Ohio and Nebraska. Cora has
made satisfactory progress in most
of the Missouri valley and is gener
ally improved in the central Missis
sippi and Ohio valleys, although a
considerable part of the. crop ia the
Ohio valley haa been injured beyond
recovery. In 'the middle Atlantic
states and lower Missouri valley
early corn Is now partly matured.
Spring wheat harvest is generally
finished, except in North Dakota and
northern Minnesota, where rust is
continuing to cause great Injury.
Ralaa ia North Dakota in the latter
part of the week Interrupted harvest
ing. Harvesting is also nearly fin
ished on the north Pacific coast
Reports indicate a general scarcity
of apples in the greater part of the
middle Atlantic states and central
valleys, but' in New England, New
York and the lake region the outlook
Is more favorable, a good crop being
promised in the two last mentioned
The reports respecting potatoes in
dicate a good crop is generally prom
ised in the more prominent potato
producing states. Drouth has Im
paired the outlook in portions of the
Ohio valley, however, and rot and
blight are increasing in Pennsylvania.
Throughout the central valleys and
middle Atlantic states the soil is in
fine condition for fall plowing, which
work is in general progress and well
advanced in some places.
JAPS GETTING VERY CLOSE.
Chinese Say Assailants Have Reached
the Heme ef General Stoessel.
CHE FOO Acording to Chinese ad
vies brought here from Port Arthur
by a junk the Japanese were hotly
pressing the Russian center along the
railway and the Russian right in the
vicinity of Golden Hill. The Chinese
declare that the Japanese occupied
Taipingtse and penetrated along the
railway to General Stoessel's resi
dence on August 21.
a this report would indicate that
Port' Arthur had all but fallen the
Japanese expert attached to the local
consulate received the information
with great reserve. The information
is accepted, however, as a confirma
tion of previous reports that the Rus
sians have been driven from Itshan
and that the Japanese are very close
to the southern forts and the eastern
The local Japanese, under the lead
ership of their consul, arc subscribing
money and preparing to celebrate the
expected fail of the fortress.
LETTER NEARLY FINISHED
President Roosevelt Putting on Fin
OYSTER BAY L. I. During the
next three or four days President
Roosevelt will put the finishing
touches on his letter of acceptance.
It probably will be placed in the
hands of a printer on September 10.
The letter will contain approximately
12,000 words. The date of its publi
cation has not been determined de
finitely, but very likely it will be on
Monday, September 12.
The president has not received the
representations said to have been for
warded to him by the attorneys for
the western federation of miners urg
ing action by the national government
in the matter of deportation of citi
zens from the disturbed district in
Colorado. The department of com
merce and labor, through Carroll D.
Wright, commissioner of labor, and
his agent, has made an exhaustive
.inquiry into the Colorado labor situa
tion and Is keeping in constant touch
with it The president is thus en
abled to j have practically first hand
Information on the subject. As the
matter stands now it is understood
to be entirely improbable that any
action will be taken by the national
WASHINGTON In view of the
approaehug election, -the civil service
cemmmskm has addressed a letter to
the heads of all government depart
ments and bureaus, calHag their at
teatkm tc, violations of the civil ser
vice law which have occurred in the
last political campaigns aad Inclosing
a circular coetaihing' a warning
against the descending or paying of
political assessments and partisan
activity of eflceholders. . Prosecu
tion and punishment will follow vio
lations ot the law.
German Crop Conditions.
BERLIN The Imperial crop report
up to August 15, the scale being one
for perfect and five for poorest, shows
the grades of winter wheat to be 2.6,
e gainst 2.7 in 1903; summer wheat,
2.9, against 2.G; winter rye, 2.5,
against 2.4; summer rye. 2.8, against
2.5; barley, 2.8, against 2.5; oats, 3.1,
against 2.5; potatoes, 3.4, against 2.5;
clover, 4.0, against 2.6; lucerne, 3.6,
against 2.7, and meadows, .3.9,
against 2.4. The unusual drought
and heat from July 15 to Aujpisf ia
hindered the plant growth greatly.
Pcabody 0T-rs t? Send Militia.
D2XVER, Colo.novernor Pea'rndy
Saturday sent a letter to Sheriff Boil
of Teller county in regard to the moa
which last Sat:ri!&r deported fifteen
mn" and destroyed the store of fio
'Interstate -Mercantile company at
Cripple Creek. Tthe governor says
that he is informed that a similar
mob contemplates a still futh'er out
rage and offers to sead thee military
again to assist the sheriff in maintain
ing order. TMs Isj the .first rccogni-
lion by thesbVernor of .the outbreak
o last Saturday night j
STRIKE TO GO ON
THE CONFERENCE TO SETTLE
MATTERS AVAILS NOTHING.
HI CWCtSSIIIIS HEIHWaiK
Strikers Have Net Changed Their Po
aitien and the Packers Prepared te
Offer Only Such Tcrma aa They
Have Offered Before.
CHICAGO Conferences of the
committee appointed earlier ia the
week to attempt a settlemeat of the
stock yards strike, with the parties
to the dispute, resulted ia aothiag.
There is no present prospect that they
will result in anything in the future
and the chances of aa agreement be
tween the packers and strikers appear
The strike leaders appeared before
the committee and stated their side
of the case. They did not suggest to
the aldermanic committee that it
make any overtures to the packers,
but simply gave their view of the sit
uation. Representatives of the packers
then appeared before the committee.
After a session that lasted three
hours Mayor Harrison said:
"The packers have said just what
they have said before: that they are
running their plants and have nothing
to arbitrate, and that there is no rea
son why they should confer with the
"We heard a review of the entire
strike trouble and the packers say
that in every city except Chicago and
Omaha the strike is over and they as
sert that with 70 per cent as many
men as they employed In Chicago be
fore the strike they are now turning
out 82 per cent of the normal output"
Labor leaders tonight announced
that in all probability the butchers'
strike would be settled peaceably be
fore next Wednesday. They declined
to explain the cause of their belief,
but were positive in their statements
that the strike would not be called
President Donnelly of the butchers
has called all the members of the
butchers' executive board to meet in
Chicago next Wednesday.
Union leaders and packers con
ferred with the committee appointed
by the city council to seek terms of
settlement of the stock yards strike.
Separate sessions were arranged
President Donnelly of the butcher
workmen. Matthew Carr of the allied
trades conference board and Organ
izer John J. Fitzpatrick of the Chi
cago Federation of Labor were se
lected to represent the unions. Presi
dent Donnelly was 'hopeful.
"It is a game of checkers," said
Mayor Harrison at the end of an
hour's conference with President Don
"The strikers have not changed
their position," said the mayor, "and
the meeting resulted only in the al
dermen being given a full explanation
of what that position is. President
Donnelly told of the history of the
original strike, the agreement to re
sume work and the strikers' side of
the renewal of the strike."
WANTS AMERICA TO LEAD WAY
London Newspaper Thinks United
States Should Act at Shanghai.
LONDON The afternoon papers
here take it for granted that if in
tervention is necessary at Shanghai
the powers will act together in up
holding the neutrality of China equal
ly against both belligerents.
The Westminster Gazette says: "If
the American government will lead
the way in this matter it will be doing
a service to all the governments, for
it is high time thtt the neutral powers
come to an understanding about the
meaning and limits of China's neutral
ity so as to be able to act together
and arrive at a solution of the com
The Pall Mall Gazette considers
that the powers should follow at
Shanghai the correct precedent be set
by Germany at Kiao Chou and insist
on the obedience of the Russians to
the order to leave or disarm without
delay, and thus settle the whole ques
tion of neutral Chinese ports for the
remainder of -e war.
MICKEY WILL GO TO SEATTLE.
Nebraska Executive Will See
LINCOLN, Neb. Governor Mickey
and twenty-five invited guests will go
to Seattle to witness the christening
and launching of the battleship Ne
braska. A Nebraska girl, probably
Miss Maria Mickey, will toss the bot
tle of champagne against the hull of
the vessel. However, the governor
may object to any member of his fam
ily handling intoxicating liquor, and
in that event the honor will fall to
some one else. The governor has no
tified the shipbuilding authorities that
he will be present.
Those who will accompany him will
be state officials and politicians.
Japanese Minister Visits Adee.
WASHINGTON Mr. Takahira. the
Japaaese minister, called upon Act
ing Secretary ef State Adee to talk
of the settlement of the questions
connected with the presence of the
two Russian warships in the harbor
of Shanghai. The minister expressed
gratifleatioa at the outcome of the ne
gotiations In the agreement to dis
arm the vessels and lay them up dur
ing the war. but regarded it as es
sential that the completeness of dis
armament of the ships be established:
to Japan's satisfaction.
Squadron Not After Smolensk.
CAPETOWN There is no founda
tion for the report circulated in the
United States that the American
South Atlantic squadron, Rear Ad
miral Chadwick commanding, now in
these waters, had been ordered to
leave here and watch the Russian
volunteer fleet vessel Smolensk,
which, it was added, was believed to
be waiting for an American ship. The
British warships Crescent, Odin,
Pearl and Forte. Rear Admiral Durn
fcrd camrr.anriins, are at the Seychel
Chinese Are Eore at Japan.
TISX TSIX The reported violation
by Japan of the neutrality of China
in the capture of the Russian torpedo
boat destroyer Ryeshitelni at Che Foo
has resulted in alienating to a great
extent the sympathy of Chinese offi
cials for Japan.
Payne Conferring About West
CHICAGO Postmaster General
Payne is in Chicago in conference
with the members of the republican
national committee concerning tho po
litical situation In the wect
MUST BE GOOD PAPER
The Public .Intends to Be Protected
by the State Printing Beard.
LINCOLN Hereafter all paper pub
lished by the state priatiag board will
have to come up to specllcatioas or
it will ha rejected. Secretary Frailer
of the hoard has just received from
the manufacturers a paper scale, a
Mullia tester aad a caliper, by the
aid of which any paper can be ac
curately tested. The Mullia tester Is
aa involved contrivance operated by
compressed air for the purpose of de
termining the breaking strength of
paper, while with the calipers the
gauge of the paper is easily deter
mined aad the weight completes the
It Is the purpose of the printing
board to make It Impossible for bid
ders to. offer inferior substitutes ia
stead of the papers called for la the
contracts let The practice has pre
vailed to a considerable extent and
often to the loss of the state. The
eveatual result of the adoption of the
testing apparatus will be to do away
with the purchase of paper according
to the name in the water mark, and
the selection of standard grades ac
cording to the grade, weight per ream
and the breaking strength. That will
greatly simplify the business of pur
chasing paper for the use of the
many departments of the state gov
ernment When all paper is bought according
to the quality and weight the compe
tition in furnishing such supplies to
the state will be open to the world.
Under the present system, where the
state officers make requisition for dif
ferent brands, the Nebraska dealers
who have the sale ot such brands en
joy a practical monopoly of the bid
ding for the supply, ef that depart
ment PLUCKY GIRL SAVES LIFE-
Not Lose Presence of Mind
When Gasoline Explodes.
LINCOLN Cool .and alert, Miss
Lena Miller saved her life and the
farm of her father near Denton. A
gasoline can exploded, her clothing
caught firq and the flames spread
throughout the house. Beating out
the flames on her clothing she smoth
ered the fire with blankets and saved
- She was painfully burned, but her
face will not be disfigured. She is the
19-year-old daughter of County As
- The cries of Miss Miller alarmed
her ''brother He hastened upstairs
and found her battling with the
flames. Seizing a pail of water he
came to her assistance, but found that
the moisture had caused the- fire to
spread, so he seized blankets and as
To Improve Platte River.
FREMONT A plan to improve ihe
Platte river by turning the current
which now washes against the earth
bank west of this city over into the
channel running south of the islands
is being considered and will likely
be brought before the county board.
Bind Over Alleged Horse Thief.
- COLUMBUS W. F. Carter, who Is
charged with stealing a horse anil
buggy from George Winslow, a livery
man here, had his preliminary ex
amination before Judge O'Brien and
was bound over to the district court.
Killed by Kick of a Horse.
LEIGH Miss Maud Fry, the 17-year-old
daughter of Jonas Fry, a
prominent and well-to-do farmer liv
ing eleven miles southeast of .. this
city, was kicked by a horse and was
almost instantly killed.
WOMAN BLOWS HER HEAD OFF
Mrs. Cole of Hardy Suicidea by the
HARDY Mrs. Wallie Cole, who had
been in poor health for some time,
committed suicide at the family Iitime,
three and a half miles northwest of
this place. She loaded and cocked
both barrels of a shotgun, put the
muzzle under her chin and discharged
one barrel. The right side of her
face and the top of her head were
blown off. It is thought she was de
ranged. The corpse was discovered
lying on the kitchen floor by two little
girls, who notified the men in the field.
Mrs. Cole was the mother of a daugh
ter 3 years old and of a baby 2 months
Accident at the Races.
BEATRICE Isaac Haddan. an old
resident of Southern Gage county,
was run over by a horse and probably
fatally Injured at Barneston. A horse
race was in progress, when one of
the animals jumped the track and
landed among the spectators.
Look for Big Attendance.
State Superintendent Fowler has
received a letter from Priacipal Crab
tree of the Peru normal, stating that
there are prospects of an increased
attendance as compared with last
year. He states that he is receiving
more iBquiries from high school
graduates and experienced teachers
tnt usual. Some of the teachers are
already coming in. The work on the
new chapel building is making good
progress, according to Mr. Crabtree.
The walls are up to the first or chapel
floor, while the iron work is in place.
Laborer Found Dead.
PLATTSMOUTH Tim Mahoney, a
hard working but somewhat itinerant
laboring man, was found dead in his
bed in one of the cheap rooming
houses here. Heart trouble is the as
Retired Banker Dead.
WILSONVILLE C. H. Pierce, an
old citizen and a retired banker, died
at Boulder, Colo. With him was his
wife, they having left here for Colo
rado oa a pleasure trip three weeks
Child Drowns in a Weil.
GREELEY While playins in the
yard Frank Foster. 2 years of age, son
of John Foster, fell into the well and
was drowned. A loose board in the
well curb had not been properly re
placed and the little boy dropped
through Into the water which is
twelve feet deep.
Adams Elevator Burns.
BEATRICE The Samuel Q. Adams
alerator at Odell was totally destroy
ed by fire, entailing a loss of about
53,500. . .
THE STATE AT LARGE. '.;
The Bart county reunion has been
The elevator of the Albion Milling
company waa destroyed by ire."
Fremoat's aew cannery Is now in
operatioa with eae hundred men era
Arraagemeata are about completed
far the aeMlas; ef a harvest jubilee
aad. agricultural exhibit ia Holdrege
from September S to 10.
Reubea Naaee aad Heary Frerichs,
two farmers, fought oa the streets at
Beatrice aad the latter was badly cut
about the face aad head.
William Guam of Julian went to
sleep la the depot at Nebraska City
aad when he awoke found that five
dollars had beea taken from his
- The v grata staeks oa the farm of
Joaa HIckey. west of West Point
caught ire from causes- unknown aad
caused a loss of $300, partly covered
August Baumaa, an aged farmer
living three miles northeast of Sny
der, was gored to death by a vicious
bull. His dead body was found by a
member of his family who went in
search of him.
Burglars entered the Nebraska
State bank at Milford aad blew the
outer door off the safe, but got' net
money. They were evidently- fright
ened away, because 'the inner ..doors -
were not disturbed. . ", -" - ' -.
Word reached Leigh1- of the lUHihjc '
of Misa Maude Fry. a-youug womaV
living with her parents 'twelve mHe
southeast of town. She was "kicked.,
by a horse, the blow strikiag .her ur
the region of the heart..'
. Katheriae Gamble of Kewaneel ill... .
who Is visiting with the. family -of: ,
Superintendent . E. .L...-RotHe.. ".in?.".
Plattsraouth. bad the " misfortune' to""
slip aad ' fall, sustaining a gainful ":
fracture of her left .arm,- '"".-..- ""
Claude Morton;, youngest son of ."ifj. .
H. Morton, .lately- deceased, -.was l
struck and Instantly 'killed by-.Jight-' :'
ning at 'the' Spade' ranch.; near Chad- --ron.-
Jfe leaves" a mother and brother--'
Harry, who live in" 'Chadrqa." . -..'- -
The preliminary- hearing -of ".Dr. -Dl. -
L. Meehan was" concluded last wetk'-"
in Seward. The caargV;"w'a&: statu-"
tory assault 6a the person- of, Bessie-
Corcoran, an inmate of'his home.", f he ;
accused, was-bound over -to the No-'
vember term of districtcourt - in. the.
sum of $2,000..- - - '.'-'.
Herman Nolte. a' farmer living near .
Roseland. was brought before County;
Judge Duhgan in Hastiags on .the-"
charge of assault and battery.- The .'
charges were filed by his wife" for' ;
alleged cruelty, and beating their -IS? ""
year-old daughter. He - was giveja ;
three months in the county' jail.-.
Thomas Andrews and son." owners' V,:
of a large herd of high grade' tbor-.":
oughbred shorthorn cattle of .their. "-':
own breeding on .their "'ranch;, three- -
miles southeast of Cambridge., .left".'.
with sixteen head of their prize -.wit-' vC
ners to be on exhibition in' Iowa. Mis'-'
souri and Nebraska. .'After attend- ..";
ing the Iowa state fair at Des "Moines" "j'.
they will return to Lincoln to the Ne--.-".-braska
state fair and from there tueir -'"-.-fine
stock will go 'to the. world's faic::"
at St. Louis. ... ".:-.-".
A council of ministers and", detey- "-
sates from the several Baptise -
churches of Custer county, after ! a. -"
lonp hearing, has decided to-reenrij-j",!'"
mend that the ministerial ordinance.. .-.
of Rev. S. P. .Morris of this city be:-:
revoked and that he be excluded '-.':
from the I'aptist church. This is the-"'.
outcome ot a sensational case re -suiting
in the divorce suit of Rev.. V
Mr. Morris from his wife and the al
leged alienation of the wifely affec
tions of Mrs. Day, one of his parish- .'
The corner stone of the new
Methodist church at McCoolc was
laid on the 25th.
Frank Rboades, who was shot
while picking corn for Carl Engbcrg
west of Fremont, died from bis
wound. Arthur Canapa. aged 17, em
ployed by Vasholitz. the butcher, .vol
untarily went to the county jail and
cleared the mystery of the shooting
of Rhoades. He said he and another
lad were en route to the slaughter
house with a 44-caliber rifle to he
used in slaughtering. He fired at a
sign on a telegraph pole, using it
as a target. He believes that it was
this shot that killed Khoadis.
Last week Frank lams, the well
known horseman and importer, ar
rived in St. Paul with his fifteenth
annual importation of stallions direct
from France. The shipment contains
about eighty head of line Belgians and
Perchcrons. 2 and 2 years old, and
ranging in weight from 1,800 to 2.40f
pounds. At the disembarkation in
New York the horses were placed on
a special express train, chartered by
Mr. lams from the Wells-Fargo Ex
press company at a cost of I2.S09,
and brought through in quick time.
Miss Katie Bluechel. a popular
youag woman of West Point, has be
come mentally unbalanced aad was
taken before the insanity commission
ers for examination. She was ad
judged insane aad taken to the hos
pital at Lincoln.
Land Commissioner Follmer and
Deputy Commissioner Eaton have
recommended that the public lands
not entered under the Kinkaid act
be leased at not less than 3 cents an
acre and as much more as the land
will bring on the open market by
While shooting pigeons near Kent
& Burk's feed yards at Genoa Sam
uel Giles was accidentally shot in
the head by Nick Carstenson. Tho
victim is not expected to live.
As a finish to a card game in Te
cumseh George Chastine made a mur
derous assault upon James Hale
peake, a young harness maker, and
in a plunge for his heart with a large
pocket knife he penetrated the case
of Kalepeake's watch, which was in
a shirt w"!:et. Chastine s;!ccer-e!
In inflicting two or three slight flesh
For the allege.1 stealing of a team
cf horces anil a fine vehicle jus!, ten
years ao from the barn of Asicu
Bauman of Fremont, father of Sterilt
Kaumac. Ed Hayes was arrested last
week and locked in the Dodge county
Ex-Judge Stull of Nemaha county,
attorney of the B. & M. railroad, has
filed a protest against the county
commissioners paying any part of tiie
expense la contesting the legality cf .
the r per cent increase in" the agsess
mcat rolls ordered by the state board
cf equalization. ,
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