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Republicans Will Meet in 8tato Convon-
ticn Thursday at ( Jasper ,
A * n Third Clinlco Ivlnnon of I.iinimln
Kecclvo tlui Nomination Coinprtltlon
for Other Oilier * Ilxtrcincly
11 envy.
CHEYENNE , Wyo. , July 30. ( Sp'clal to
The Uee. ) The republicans of Wyoming will
meet In delegate' convention at Casper
Thursday to place In nomination candidates
for the respective state offices and ono rep
resentative In congress. There nro numer
ous aspirants for the various offices , and It is
anticipated that It will be an Interesting
The leading candidates for governor nro
ex-Surveyor Oenercnl W. A. Richards of
Johnson county and State Senator Frank
W. Mondcll of Newcastle. The name of Ed
ward Ivlnson of Laramle , the republican
nominee for the office two years ago , will
also be presented to the convention. In the
event of a deadlock between the Richards
nnd Mondcll forces ho may receive the
nomination. It will bo a close contest be
tween the last named , and It fs Impossible
to predict the result. The nomination of
cither of them will add great strength to
the ticket.
The candidates for secretary of state are
Hon. Geoigo W. Fox of Albany county ,
Frank Uond nnd Mayor Ed F. Stable of
Cheyenne. The llrst named probably stands
the best show of receiving the nomination
Hon. IJ. B. Drooks of Casper , an ex-mem
ber of the legislature from Natrona count } .
Is the only candidate thus far bcrlously
mentioned for congress , In all probability
lie will receive the nomination by acclama
tion. The friends of Judge Juy L Torrcy
of Fremont county are urging him to become
n candidate for the office , but he has posi
tively declined to do so.
There are thieo prominent gentle
men already In the field for treas
urer , with several dark horses In pros
pect. They are : De Forest Richards , presi
dent of the First National bank of Doug
las ; Henry G. Hay , president of the Stock
Growers' National bank of Cheyenne , and
Frank S. Lusk , county treasurer of Converse -
verse county. The most formidable dark
horse Is J. C. Davis , president of the First
National bank of Rawllns.
It Is pretty generally conceded that a
woman will receive the nomination for state
superintendent of public Instruction. Miss
Kstello Reel , county superintendent of Lira-
mlo county , nnd Mrs. Theresa A. Jenkins
of Cheyenne are the representatives of
the gentler sex. The names of W. 0. Owen
of Laramle City and H. F. Ogden of Sheri
dan have also been mentioned In this con
nection , Miss Reel appears to be the leadIng -
Ing candidate In the race.
Attorney General C. N. Potter of Cheyenne ,
United Slates District Attorney D F. Fowler
ler of Sundance and D. H. Craig , prose
cuting attorney of Carbon county , are men
tioned for justice of the supreme court.
The contest lies between Attorney General
Potter and United States Attorney Fowler.
Thus far C. W. Durdlck , the present In
cumbent , is the only candidate mentioned
for auditor. Ho will , no doubt , receive the
nomination by acclamation.
There will bo a warm contest over the
chairmanship of the state committee. Judge
yillls Van Devanter , the present chair
man , and R. E. Esteb of Cheyenne nro the
candidates for the place.
The republicans have an abundance of
KOod material from which to make their
nominations , and there is no question about
a strong ticket being chosen.
Several prominent republican orators will
Address the convention , among whom will
bo Mrs. J. Ellen Foster.
IOWII'H rnlthrul Will Mcnt In Mute Com n-
tliin Tomorrow.
DES MOINES , July 30. ( Special Telegram
to The Dee. ) The democratic state conven
tion Is advertised to meet In this clt >
Wednesday. As yet there are few of the
leaders or delegates hero and the Indications
point to nn excellent light convention , al
though there are 1,127 delegates , J. M.
1'arsons of Rock Rapids will bo the tem
porary chairman and ex-Governor Horace
Holes will be the permanent chairman. Up
to the present tlmo no candidates have ap
peared for any of the offices , and It looks
like a clear case of the office seeking the
Ilosses Hunter. Richardson and Fuller nro
liere , but they say they know no ono who Is
anxious to run for office on the democratic
ticket this year. County conventions held
the past week have brought out no candi
dates , but have confined thenibclvcs to con
demning the senate and endorsing President
Cleveland's course on the tariff. The same
course will probably bo adopted by the state
convention. The populists were to have met
on the same date , but the convention has
been postponed to September 4 In order to
eut advantagti of state fair reduced railway
rates. There have been several cases effusion
fusion between tlieso two parties In this
Etate , but It Is not thought they can get to-
Kother on the state ticket.
The following list of alleged candidates
was promulgated this evening by nn al
leged authentic convention Secretary of
Btnte , H. F. Dale of Polk county ; auditor ,
of state , T. J. Mondamln of Lee county , A.
II. Kuhlemejer of Des Molnes , O P. Wyland
of Shelby county ; treasurer of state , L W.
"White of Wayne county. J. M Alexander of
Fremont county. J H. St ubcnrauch of
Marion county ; judges of supreme court , L.
L. Delano of Cass county , George Hall of
Iowa county , M , W Ilcach of Carroll county ,
John F. Dajton of Wlnneshlek county ; at
torney general , W. 1) ) . Eaton of Mitchell
county , D. D. Murphy of Clayton county ,
J , C. Mitchell of Wupcllo county ; railroad
commissioner , Peter A. Doy of Johnson
county , W. W. Merrltt of Montgomery
county , Fred Whlto of Keokuk county ; re
porter of supreme court , J. J , Shea of Potta-
vmttainlo county , Ilyron Secvers of Mahaska
county ; clerk of supreme court , J , J. Mc-
Cnthry of Dubuu.ue county , Alex Relchnmn
of Plymouth county , ,
Mm. .1. Kllru 1'ontorllilnkH tlio Kupuhllnin *
Will Klrct tlio Uoirrnor.
CHEYENNE , W o. , July 30. ( Special Tel-
cgranf to The Deo. ) Mrs. J. Ellen Foster ,
the u Oman's rights advocate , arrived from
Denver this afternoon. Mr , Foster accom
panied her. Mrs. Foster , In speaking of
nffalrs In Colorado , where she has been
lecturing several weeks , said ;
"The women of Colorado nro doing a noble
work In the redemption of that state from
populist mlsrjle. I nm positive Colorado will
elect n republican governor and two repub
lican congressmen this fall. Kansas will
also ba redeemed. The people will tolerate
thu present condition of affairs no longer.
It U afluestlou of government or no govern
ment at all , which the voters may bo depended -
ponded upon to settle In the proper manner. "
She will speak nt the republican state con-
\ Casper on Thursday.
Itu * n Itril Hot Convention.
nUTTE. Neb. , July 30. ( Special to The
Dee. ) The republican county convention
was held Saturday. In the selection of dele-
Kates to the congressional convention Kin-
knlil's friends forced the fight nnd were
Knocked out , resulting In what li supposed
to be a Daugherty delegation. On the utata
delegation the following were elected dele
gates H. W. Ma thews , Ed Lewis , Frank
Morte , H Whlttlg , W. A. Kcnaston and
Junai Tarthall. ThU U lupposed to be a
Majors delegation. T. M , Durbank was
nominated for county attorney and E. H.
Maxam coroner. It was n red hot conven
tion and much III feeling resulted.
r o.vo norirur : , .
Think * the Nrit ( loiernor Will Ha n I'rco
Silver Democrat.
President J. E. Ong of the Nebraska Frco
Silver league came In from Geneva last evenIng -
Ing and registered at the Merchants. Ho
B.IJS ho Is not In Omaha to confer with
nny of the members of the democratic state
central committee. It was the hope of the
free sliver wing of the party that an early
state convention would bo held , so as to
get promptly Into the field as soon ne cither
of the other parties and have tlmo for n
thorough presentation of the Issues to the
voters of the state , but after the confer
cnccs between the committee appointed by
the league and the officers of the state
central committee , nnd In view of the now
plainly revealed plan of the state committee
to hold a late state convention , this hope
has been abandoned.
Hut Mr Ong says that the time of holding
the convention will make no difference In
his opinion as to Its complexion with ref
crenco to the silver Issue. "From the re
ports that have como In from several parts
of the atato , " said he , "and from the char
acter of the work that I know Is being done
I nm sanguine that the convention will bo
controlled , as we had determined to have It
controlled , by the advocates of free silver. "
"I have heard that matter discussed very
little , " said Mr. Ong In response to a question
ns to whom the free sliver men would put
forward for governor. "I do not think , "
he replied , In answer to another question ,
"that Congressman Dryan will be suggested
In the convention as a candidate. In his
candidacy for the semto he will receive the
constant and earnest support of the frco
silver wing of the party "
Mr Ong was emphatic and prompt In
declaring that ho believed the success of the
democratic s'ato ticket wjth an administra
tion man at the head of it would be exceed
ingly doubtful and the support that would be
thus lost on account of the character of the
candidate would be to the advantage of the
populists , who would , of course , nominate a
free sliver man , though he believed It was
the disposition of the free silver league to
abldo by tl.e action of the convention , what
ever It might be.
With a frcq silver man at the head of the
democratic ticket , however , he belloves the
fight will bo a pretty affair of triangular
shape , with the chances In favor of the
democrats. In this case he Is confident that
the ticket would receive the support of a
considerable number of free silver republi
cans , "and I want , " ho said , "to call your
attention to the fact that there are thou
sands of free silver republicans In Nebraska. "
Mr. Ong Is convinced that pnrty ties In Ne
braska are much looser than they used to
be , and therefore he thinks the campaign
will be marked by several surprises. Ho
believes that the machines In none of the
parties will work at the state conventions.
\\OKKII : ) uis Mm : : .
Other Campiln | KxpeiiBcs that Ilu I'nld
Mlii'n IIio llMUiili-Scri-ttH Mem Applied.
NEBRASKA CITY , July 30. ( Special to
The IJee. ) Another nttempt on the part of
T. J. Majors to avoid the payment of cam
paign expenses has just come to light In
tills city. In this instance , however , the
hickory shlrted statesman whacked up when
It became evident that payment could no
longer be delayed.
Majors was booked for a speech In this
city toward the latter part of the last
gubernatorial campaign , For some reason
he of the hickory shirt had nn Idea ( and
has still , possibly ) thnt Nebraska City and
Otoo county had but little use for him , and
he was apprehensive that his meeting would
not bo a success. A few days before the
meeting was to bo held he met William
Pflaeglng , at that time president of the
Young Men's Republican club , ami said
ho would like to see n good turnout nt the
meeting. Pflneglng said ho thought It could
be managed and Majors told him to go ahead
and arrange things and ho ( Majors ) would
see that the bill came out all rlent. The
meeting was held , and It was a huge suc
cess.The expenses Incurred by Mr. Pflaeglng
In arranging for the meeting amounted to
$30. Twentj-flvo dollars of this amount
was for the band nnd $5 for a board bill.
Pflaeglng wrote to Majors , mentioning the
circumstance , but received no reply. A
second letter met with the same cheerful
silence. Mr. Pflaeglng paid the bills and
shortly afterwards met Majors on a D. &
M. train on his way to Peru and promptly
dunned him.
Majors said : "Dill , jou ought to have
that money. I'll see the state central com
mittee and bee what arrangements they have
made about spending money In Otoe county. "
Whethter Majors ever saw the state cen
tral committee , or whether any money was
sent to Otoe county Mr , Pfiaeglng does not
know. What he does know Is that he
didn't get a cent from that source. Time
kept running right along , still Majors
didn't whack up.
Just before the late meeting of the State
Republican league at Lincoln , Pflaeglng
asked ex-County Clerk R. M. Taggart to
see Majors at this meeting nnd to tell him
that the money must be paid or the facts
In the case would be published. This Tag
gart did , with the result that Majors sent
PHaeglng n check for the full amount , ? 30.
So after n matter of eighteen months erse
so the bread cast upon the waters returned
to Mr. Pflaeglng , but the proverbial In
crease was lacking.
orroMHt TO ru&ioN.
Wjoml'iB Democrat * of .lolniHim County
\Vill Not Mix v\llh 111" I'opiillKtN.
DUFFALO , Wyo. , July 30. ( Special to
The Uee. ) The result of the democratic
primaries In this county Indicate a pro
nounced non-fusion sentiment , and In splto
of the untiring Industry of one or two of
A. L. NOW'B most trusted friends and
the thinly disguised advocacy of others , It
Is almost a certainty that the delegation
from Johnson county to the Cheyenne con
vention August S will be solid for non-fusion
with the populists. The latter party Is also
strongly opposed to nny such trade , and
with n vivid recollection of the way In
which they were treatsd by the democrats
last election , will mnko a determined fight
for nn Indepjiulent ticket. The exceptions
In their ranks are a few present officehold
ers and ofllcesuckers , who see In a three-
cornered fight the hoplessness of a populist
victory. The Idea of the old-time democrats
of this county Is rather to consolidate and
purify the ranks of the party with a view
to the coming presidential election of 1890
than to make any concessions for the pur
pose of securing county offices In this they
nro naturally very much at varlanos with
the present state administration , who , hav
ing been swept Into prominence by the
fusion cloudburst of 181) ) . ' , feel that they
have n very slight hold upon the sympathies
of a straight democratic party. If ( hreo
tickets are In the field It will be a pretty
contest between tlio democrats and the re
publicans In Johnson county , with the re
publicans for choice , but the vote of the
Illg Horn IJasIn , which has Increased since
last election to an extent out of all proportion
tion to the rest of the county , ls at present
an unknown quantity.
The republican party Is solid nnd con
fident ; perhaps a llttU too much so , but , al
though Johnson county has a republican
gubernatorial candidate In the person of W ,
A , Richards and probab'y ' ono or two addi
tional candidates for stnto offices , their dele
gates w | | | go to the Casp r convention Au
gust 3 unpledged to any candidate , and , BO
far as can be ascertilned , prepared to glvo
a loynl and earnest support to the choice
of the convention ,
lluirHtou Comity 1'opn for Miiyorclr. .
PENDER , Neb , July 30 , ( Special to The
Deo. ) The populists of Tliurbton county met
In convention at the court house Saturday
affrnoon and elected W. 1. Wlltse , M. Ras-
( Cootlnued on Second Page. )
Many Who Escaped from the Biukitig
OhinoBo Transport Promptly Killed.
Kuroprnn * Who U'ero on Their Way to Corcn
Tri-iiti'd nn l.'ncinlcfi nnil Shot Io n In
tlio Wiitcr Clilneno Armies MarchIng -
Ing Into C'oriM ,
SHANGHAI , July 30. The following Is
the latest Chinese version of the sinking of
the troop ship Kow Shung , chartered by
China from the China Merchants' Trading
and Steamship company : When the Kow
Shung was overhauled by the Japanese
cruiser the latter sent a boat alongside the
transport with a prize crew to convey her to
Japan. The Japanese boarded the Kow
Shung and ordered her commander , Captain
Galsworthy , an Englishman , to proceed to
Japan. The captain refused to obey this
order and the Japanese withdrew to report
to the commander of their cruiser. The
latter then opened flro upon the transport ,
using the machine guns mounted In the tops
of the Japanese ship. This fire was so well
directed that It soon cleared the Kow
Sitting's decks. The cruiser then discharged
two torpedoes at the transport , sinking her
ami drowning nearly all of the 2,000 souls on
Colonel von Hannckcn , a German , for
merly the viceroy's aide-de-camp , and a
number of other foreign officers were among
those killed oy the lire from the tops of the
cruiser before the torpedoes were dis
The effect of the explosion of the torpedoes
Is said to have been terrific. Gaping holes
largo enough to pull a boat through were
torn through the steamer's side , and through
these apertures the water rushed , drowning
between decks those who did net leap over
board ,
According to reports received here , two
German passengers who were on their way
to Corca In order to settle up business af
fairs before the war began Jumped overboard
and succeeded In swimming to the Japanese
cruiser , but In spite of their appeals to be
taken on board and the announcement that
they were noncombatants they were shot by
the Japanese marines. A number of Chi
nese who swam to the cruiser shared the
same fate.
The transport sank near Shoplont Island ,
for vvhch place Captain Galsworthy was
steering , Intending to beach her under the
fire cf the cruiser when the fatal torpedoes
were discharged at the Kow Shung.
A French war ship , the Lion , steamed
up as the transport sank , and rescued some
of the unfortunate Chinese soldiers , but
all the foreigners are reported to have been
killed on board the Kow Shung while return
ing the fire of the Japanese , or else were
drowned by the sinking of the transport.
The Japanese are said to have observed an
utter disregard of the laws of civilized war
fare by refusing to receive on board the
drownlnc people who swam to the cruiser
from the sinking transport.
A large Chinese army has crossed the
northwestern frontier of Corea and Is march
ing down the peninsula. Another army Is
being hastily formed to follow the first Into
No details have been received of the bat
tle which Is said to have taken place at
Asan between the Chlnc&o and the Japanese
H Is reported that several Chinese" steam
ers have been captured nnd a number of
others destroyed nt Taku , by Japanese
cruisers. Steamers often wait a week nt
Taku before they are able to cross the bar ,
ami it Is said there was quite a fleet of
Chinese steamships off Taku when they were
surprised by the Japanese war ships and
either captured or sunk.
Torpedoes have now been placed In the
Shawshetn channel of the Yangtse-Klang
river In order to compel vessels to pass
within easy range of the Woosung forts.
Kngllsli Merchants Doing Illg KuilnesBvvlth
the Chinese tiiiveminent.
LONDON , July 30. The English mer
chants hiving dealings with the Chinese
evidently do not Intend to allow the com
mencement of hostilities between China and
Japan to pass without trying to make the
most of this opportunity of Increasing their
bink account. London firms alone , during
the last fortnight , have offered China sev
eral bargains In torpedo boats , and they
have also proposed that the Pekln govern
ment shall purchase a number of fast Eng
lish steamers , which their owners claim
can readily bo converted Into cruisers.
In addition , these obliging English mer
chants have offered China nearly 1,000 guns
of all sizes and styles , as well as a fresh
lot of 400,000 Mannllcher rifles , with almost
any amount of cartridges. When these
offers were first made the Chinese govern
ment took no notice of them , but today sev
eral of these enterprising English firms have
reco'icd communications from China , saying
t. it rapid delivery wll be the condition of
tiio enlc ,
The quotations of China and Japan securi
ties and exchange do not show even a frac
tional difference from their normal figures.
The second officer of the Kow Shung , sunk
by n Japanese cruiser near Shoplont Island ,
Corea , was the eldest son of an Essex
clergyman who lost his youngest son In the
fire which occurred at the Exeter theater.
The Chinese legation has received a dis
patch from Pckln saying that there was no
provocation whatever for the recent attack
upon the Chinese fleet by the war ships of
Japan. In spite of the official assertion from
Yokohama that the Japanese ships were not
Injured during the engagement , It Is an
nounced In the Pekln dispatch alluded to
tint the Japanese war ships suffered .consider
ably. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Cuvrriimnit Will Not Allcm Thorn lol.eiivo
IVnillnt ; thu I'rmant I Illli-tilty.
SAN FRANCISCO , July 30. The steam
ship Gaelic , from Hong Kong and Yokohama ,
brought only twenty-seven passengers , and
had but five whites , fourteen Japanese and
one Chinese In the steerage. This Is the first
time In the history of the steamship service
between hero and Hong Kong that so few
Chinese have come here. The explanation Is
given1 by the officers of the Gaelic In the
fact that all able bodied men are compelled
to stay , pending the outcome of the nego
tiations that were going on between China
and Japan when the steamer was In Chlntbo
waters. A numl sr of merchants and trav
elers wanted to como to San rrnncUco , but
the Chinese authorities would not lesuo
them passports. As n result of tlio war both
the Pacific Mall and Occidental and Oriental
companies expect their steamers to como In
the future almost bare of Chinese paEiengeni ,
i/iipunrm ) .Mnilii 11 hrrloim MlHtiikn.
WASHINQTON , July 30. It Is the opinion
of diplomats here that the Japanese have
made a grave error In sinking the transport
Kow Shung , and on ? that Is likely to cost
them much money In reparat on , besides
the humiliation of an apology , 'the Kow
Shung was of a line of coasting steamers be
longing to Hugh Mathlcfon & Co , and trad-
lilt ; between Chinese ports. The vesbcl was
under the British flag when she was sunk.
Although she carried Chlnete troops to
Corca , It Is said liero she did not In so
dolni : violate the law of neutrality , fur there
has been no declaration of war or open ac
knowledgement by cither China or Japan
that a war prevails. The vessel , therefore ,
was engaged In legitimate trulllc. and the
Japanese are likely to pay dearly for sinking
her and destroying the lives of the ship's
Toe news that the Kow Shuns was flying
thp British flag was received with great
satisfaction nt the Chinese Icgratlon , where
It was predicted that the , sinking of the
steamer by a Jnpnnesn rrulser would give
an entirely fresh turn lo the Corean affair.
It was said that Great Britain nnd Germany
were bound to notice this breach of inter
national etiquette.
At the Japanese legation the seriousness
of tha affair was admitted , but the news of
the sinking of the Kow Shung was not be-
Htnrr Hint n Conflict with thp.Iiip U I.lkolj
In the Corc'im
SAN FRANCISCO , July 30. The Japanese
papers received by the steamer Gaelic last
night are up to July 16 , no later date than
those which were brought by the Empress
cf Japan to Vancouver last Friday. The
leading Items of Corean news were tele
graphed from Vancouver , but a few Inter
esting particulars were omitted ,
The Yokohama papers arc filled with ru
mors of war , but most of the reports lack
confirmation. According to n telegram
dated Shanghai , July 10 , General Lieutenant
Mln Chuan Is reported to have declined to
go to Corca as commandcr-ln-chlcf of the
Chlncso army. He Is' said to have excused
himself on the ground { cf cyo disease.
The Nlchl Nlchl Seoul correspondent
sajs : It Is reported that the
Chlncso general , under the pretense
of paying homage to tlio king ,
In on his way to Seoul at the head of the
troops hitherto stationed at A-San , and that
ho Is about to enter Su Wan , about midway
between Secul nnd A-San. According to an
other report , Chinese 'troops , Instead of
marching on Seoul , will remain for the pres
ent at Su Wan
The Japan Mall's version Is likely to be
tiuc , because It vvns stated some tlmo ngo
that the road had beorr 'placed under repair
between A-San and Su Wan for the passing
of Chinese troops. Should they attempt to
enter Seoul a collision between them and the
Japanese force can scarcely bs averted.
The alleged dispute between the Japanese
minister , M. Oterol , and Major .General
Oshlma Is said to have been occasioned by n
recent proclamation of the Chlncso comman
der , Shsh , alluding to Corea as n Chinese de
pendency. On receiving this news the Jap
anese commander became highly Indignant
at the Insult that the proclamation contained
toward Corea , and Insisted upon Instantly
marching his army agilnst the Chinese
troops at A-San and demand'ng an apology
from the Chinese general. M. Oterol , of
course , advocated the milder form of diplo
matically asking for the revocation of the
offensive allusion. After animated discus
sions between the general and the minister
the htter's opinion at last prevailed and the
obnoxious words are stated to have been re
voked by the Chinese , ccmmander.
il CaliU-H to Washington Are T.nte and
ISrii-f. hat In thp I'olnt.
WASHINGTON , , July 30. The Japanese
government has officially communicated to
the legation hero the fact of the conflict
between the Japanese and Chines : oft the
coast of Corea which has been fully de
scribed In the Associated press dispatches.
The cablegram containing the Information
was date'd1 the 29th , was \ery brief and
simply stated that In the encounter the
Japanese were compelled on account of great
provocation to attack the. Chlnes'e. The dis
patch came by way of. St. Petersburg and
Its reception here' Indicates that telegraphic
communication Is still open.
Another dispatch received at the legation
from Toklo reports that on the 23d Inst.
everything was quiet at Seoul. This news
being a weak old shoiis that tlicroIs eomo
Interruption of communication , between the
latter placa and Japan.
Advices received In thla city recently are
to the effect that the Corean government
has assented to practically all the demands
for Internal reform maOo by Japan , thus con
firming.the Associated press dispatches of a
week ago. Thesct reforms have been out
lined In the press dispatches and ore such ,
the Japanese government claims , as will
bring about a position of affairs that will
put the country on a better footing and make
unlikely the repetition of recent conflicts by
which the foreign Interests suffered.
Ilia Position as Minister to Chin i Scaled
Ui I.lpM.
DETROIT , Mich. , July 30. Hon. Charles
Denby , minister to China , who had been re
ported as visiting relatives In this city ,
reached Detroit this evening from Grosse
Isle , near the mouth "of the Detroit river ,
where ho had been visiting his daughter ,
Mrs. Gilbert Wllkcs , Minister Denby was
asked for his oplnloon the
on Chinese-Japan- I
ese difficulty and regarding the relative
chances of the combatants. |
Ho replied : "It would be Impossible for
me to say anything about either of the two
countries. If I did say anything it would
bo Immediately telegraphed to China , and
owing to my official position my lips are |
sealed. Anyhow , f left Pekln before any !
signs of trouble broke out , coming away
from there March 1 and to the United States '
by way of Europe. " |
"Havo you received any orders to return
to jour post as Indicated by today's AssoI I
elated press dispatches from Washington ? " i
"Not yet. I have been visiting my '
daughter at Grosse Irflo and that Is sixteen
miles from a postolfic" . All dispatches have
been sent to Evansvllle , Ind. , and have been
forwarded to mo from there. I exprct dis
patches , though , tomorrow morning , and
when they como I shall return nt once to
China , If necessary , as I am an executive
officer and have to obey orders. "
J > OT AT ,
Clilnii aii thut H Ji p Ironclad Wug Ilg-
nhleil In the Juiviil l.n tiKi'inriit.
PEKIN , China , July 30. The following Is
the Chinese official version of the engage- ,
mcnt which recently took place between the .
Chtneso and Japanese fleets : |
The collision between the Chlncso and
Japanese ships occurred In the Prlnco Jerome
gulf In the Inlet on which Asan Is situated.
The Japanese attacked the Chinese ves
sels which were qecortlnK the second and
smallest force of troops from Taku to re
inforce the Chinese jinny at Asan. The
Japanese opened flro , the Chinese having
strict orders not to fire unless they wem i
attacked or if the landing of the Chlr u
troops was opposed.
The result of tlio action was that jno
Japanese Ironclad was disabled by the
Chinese battleship ( 'hen Yuen. The Kow -
Shung , which "was qunlc liy the Japanese , was
a chartered transport ilflim the Ilrltlsh flag.
No news has baen.received hero of the lose I
of the Chinese war ship Tsao Klang , said lo
have been captured by ,1,110 , , Japanese
The Chinese and Jqpanese ministers re
main at their posts.
liipnnogo Alcllni ; Tnnlr riithurliiml ,
SACRAMENTO , * Cal' . . July 30. It la
learned that the Japanese In the vicinity of
Sacramento , of whom there are a largo'num
ber , held a mass meeting In a hall here last
Saturday night ami pledged themselves to
raise n largo sum of money and send It to
their country to help the Japanese continue
their war against China. Commltto's were
appointed to start out Immediate y on a
collection tour among the Japanese In the
city end surrounding country districts.
MocMlljj Lhillit iillli I'lovlil UK.
SAN FRANCISCO , July 30. The Call
thU morning says ; An English
vessel In port,1 unable to secuio
charters , will be loaded with flour at
the owner's rtk | aud sent to China , An
order has been jilartd with a canning com
piny for IC.OOO Una of canned beef , for the
same market. The Hlo Janeiro , which Balled
( Continued on Third Page. )
Ono Man Killed , Ono Mortally fitd Another
Seriously Woundoii ,
Shorlrrn PIXKO U In Pursuit nnd UK Hi ) l
Iliully Uimmli-d llirro U No Priibahlllty
of lll l > c'ipu ! Mctlin'H In a
Prrcarloiii Condition.
TECUMSEH , Neb , July 20. ( Special Telegram -
egram to The Bee. ) As the result of n
bloody shooting affray , which took place Just
over the line In Pawnee county and fourteen
miles south of this city today , two men arc
dead and two seriously wounded , Charlci
Schultz , a rich German farmer , with his two
sons , Charles and Frank , llvo neighboring
James Abbott , a welt-to-do and respected
farmer. The neighbors had lately had a
good deal of trouble on account of Abbott
allowing his hogs to run at largo and tres
pass upon the fields of Schultz. This mornIng -
Ing the elder Schultz , with his son Charles ,
loaded a double-barreled shotgun and started
on the war path for Abbott's porclnes. Ab
bott caught on to the maneuvers , nnd , as
the men cania toward his hog lot , advanced
to protect his property.
Young Schultz was carrying the gun at the
time , and , nt the sight of his neighbor , the
old man exclaimed "Give him the load , "
whereupon young Schultz emptied both bar
rels of the gun at Abbott. One charge hit
him and thirty-seven No. G shot entered his
left side and hip. Abbott was brought to this
city In a djlng condition and Sheriff J. G.
Slone of I'awneo was Informed of the con
dition of affairs. Sheriff Slone , accompanied
by half a dozen deputies. Immediately departed -
parted to arrest the Schult7s. He wired
Sheriff W. H. Woolsey of this county to
bring a deputy nnd come down. Woolsey
and his deputy reached Schultz' home fully
half an hour before Slono did. Woolsey
endeavored to get Schultz and his son to
accompany him cither to Tecumseh or
Pawnee City , but the elder Schultz refused to
go. Woolsey was powerless , having no pa
pers. The younger Schultr expressed a de
sire to go. Ho said he was afraid of being
mobUed. Old man Schultz produced a gun
and ordered Woolsey and his deputy off the
farm , but Woolsey talked him out of com
mitting any rash act.
Woolsey and his deputy started for Paw-
no3 to meet Sheriff Slone. Meeting Slone
they returned to the scene. Slone had sent
men into the farm from every direction that
the Schultz's might not escape. In the mean
time Shultz , with his sons , had started in a
buggy west from the farm , hoping to es-
cipo. At n corner they met three of the
deputies , Cliff Tnylor , Jack Casford and H.
nunlon. They turned south before the
deputies could htop them nnd a lively chase
for nearly a mile to lowed.
Flmlly , as the deputies were being outrun ,
they ordered the fugitives to halt. They re
fused and the deputies all fired at them.
The old man , who was In the back seat ,
was shot through the back and through the
head. His son Charles was shot In the
shoulder , but escaped In the woods. Frank
was captured and brought to this city. The
elder Schultr was removed to Stelnaur ,
where he died nt 11 o'clock tonight. Abbott
lies In a critical condition at the jail here.
A big posse of men arc scouring the country
In'searoll of Charles.
Slight ShovTcru In Severn ! Cnuntlcx Kncaur-
ngo tli I n r morn GCMII rally.
ALBION , Neb. , July 30 ( Special to The
Bee. ) There was a good rain here- last night ,
which will do an Immense amount of good
In reviving everj thing. Although It comes
too late to make a good corn crop , It will
help some late fields and will save the pas
Alarming In I'ollc County.
STROMSBURG , Neb , July 30. ( Special to
The Bee. ) The drouth In this part of the
country is assuming alarming proportions.
It Is claimed by many leading farmers that
under no circumstances can there be any corn
In the west half of Polk county. Many arc
now engaged In cutting up their corn , which
will enable them to v Inter their horses and
cattle at any rate. The eastern half of this
county has been favored with moro rain and
with moisture In any reasonable time there is
a prospect for at least a portion of a crop.
Farmers are marketing all their hogs that
are In a marketable condition Nine car
loads were shipped from hero to South
O.naha Friday night. Stock hogs and shoals
arc nt a discount and could not bo disposed of
nt any price. Corn took a jump from 30
cents to 50 cents the past three days nnd
feeders nro unable to buy even at these
lililn In .Namu ( niinty ,
FULLERTON , Neb. , July 30. ( Special to
The Bee. ) The extremely dry weather of
the past two months was this morning
broken with a fine rain , and present Indica
tions are that this locality will Imvo moro
before night. The rain , however , came too
late to help the corn crop , but It will do
a vast amount of good to the millet and
grass crops , which ere needed badly In
order that the stock In the county may bo
wintered through. Nanco county has no
oats , no wheat , no rye , no corn nnd only a
fair prospect for a half crop of millet and
one-fourth crop of hay. All vegetables are a
failure this year.
Light Hutu ut Ceil ir KiipldK.
CEDAR RAPIDS , Neb. . July 30 ( Special
to The Beo. ) A rather light shower fell last
night , but will be of but little help to the
greater part of the corn , as the hot wind of
last Thursday , during which the mercury
rose to 110 In the shade , burned It up com
pletely , though Into corn may make some
thing yet. Small grain In this vicinity Is
a small crop. Tlio outlook Is truly discour
aging In this Immediate locality.
It.Kiintoil | w III "KiihiniukliiK "
TEKAMAH. Neb , July 30. ) Spsclal to
The Heo. ) "Ralnmaklng" by ar lllclal means ,
according to "Rainmaker" Jewell's theory ,
has proven a flat failure- far In Burt county.
Over seventy-two hours have elapsed since
the experiment was begun to the disgust of
the contributors for "ralnmaklng" The ex
periment , however , will be kept up , as ma
terial to last ten days was purchased.
Urolith til Jieuin n irnio ,
VNEWMAN GROVD , Neb , July 30. ( Spe
cial to The Bee. ) This morning the drouth
was broken by a fine rain , but too late In
some Instances to save the corn , which In
no case will bo moro than a third of a
crop. 'Wheat , half a crop , and oats a total
Drouth So ; llrokrn ut Dunlmr.
DUNBAR. Neb. , July 30. ( Special to The
Bee. ) The drouth In this vicinity Is not
broken yet , Should n' rain como soon tha
corn In the lowlands would bo caved.
Junior Order Aiiii'rliuii Meilmnle * Moot ,
PITTSHUIIQ , July fO Two of the most
Important bodies of the- Junior Order of
United American Mechanics the national
legislative comir'.ttec and the nation it
board of olllc'rii met 'n t its ciiy today
The principal biu'netH of the legislative
C'crnnrtteo was 'In consideration Of the
Btonu In mlpiatlon bill The committed
nave the It'll UK hearty nnd unnnlmoin en
dorsement. At the meeting of the national
bo.ird of ollkerx Steven Collins , who linn
lield tbQ olllce of national organizer for the
puHt two > enrf , VVIIR turned down. Tr-U po
sition went to AVulter 13. Orungo of Rich-
mund , Va.
Mi-lit I > inrin Mm u hi 1'hlliiili Iplilii ,
PHILADELPHIA , July SO-Seven ilentliH
and live prostrath ni irmilt-nl f rm th" hciU
In tbla ilty toUaj. The greatest Buffering
wan occasioned by thelonff continuance of
the liot wcntlirr , lodny bringing with It n
slight relief. The thermometer reached butte
to degrees , nnd the greatest humidity wna
(6 ih'grecB.
t.rttiT from the ArrhhUhoi | Itrottght Out
hy n I.tqunr iTiiiiriutl.
NI3W YOUK. Jtily 30-The World will tomorrow -
morrow s.i > AichbMiop Corrlgim hits
written a very Important letter to the ed
itor of the Wine nnd Spirit Cln/ctto , In
which ho timkiH an authoritative statement
with regard to the decision of Mgr Sitolll
affecting Itomnn Catholic llmior dealers
The archblsliop'B letter was called forth by
nn editorial recently published In thu On-
relte , which sn > n of Mr. | Sutolll'n de
cision : "Will It b < enforced In the cities
of the country ? rull > two-thirds of the
rctnll lluuor ilealeis of the country an-
Itomnn Catholics * Some of these arc liberal
contributors to the church funds Wo ap
preciate fullv the < li > llent < > position In which
Archbishop Corrlttnn nnd the other bishops
of tin- Catholic church In this countn are
plucud by the dtcree of the p.ipal delegate.
We voice the nentlmentH of a laigc ma
jority of liquor dcalus of this city nnd
Brooklyn In Kiijlng , "We dare Aichblsbop
Coirlgan to onfoice In letter and spirit the
decree against the liquor trallh * Just Iwsued
by Mgr. Satolll Let the archbishop do It
and watch the consequence. ' "
The nichbhliup'H letter Is In his own
handwriting- It he says "In nply to
your expressed wish , 1 have the honor to
say that I lojally acecpt the principles laid
down F > v Mm .Satolll , both In their nplilt
and to the letter More this , no Cath
olic can refuse to accept them.
"A to the fonr of consequences , I have
yet , thank God , to learn what fear Is In
the discharge of my duty Please remem
ber , however , that acceptance of principles
Is not to be confounded with the blind ap
plication of the same on nil occasions nnd
under all clrcumstnncis
The editor of the Clii/elle ( Smith ) lion this
to s.iy about the archbMiop. "The answer
does not entliely and squarely meet the
Issue. It Is not a question of accepting a
principle laid down hv the bend of the
church , but of the coinage to tiirrv out In
letter and In M'lrlt the principles Just pro-
clnlmcd hy the papal delegate In the face
of seemingly adverse public pontliiiciit The
Issue Is , 'Will the archbishop l\e orders
to refuse admission to Unman Catholic so
cieties to any one engaged , rltlier na prln-
clpil or agent , In the miiniifactuic or s lie
of Intoxicating liquors , nnd will he Instinct
the cleigy to deny the rights and pilvl-
ItKei of the church to liquor de.ileis who
sell on Sunday '
"The declaration of the archbNhop seems
to Jtibtlfy the conclusion that In the dls-
clnrRO of bis duty he will enforce this
principle , although he docs not say so In his
letter In distinct terms Palme devel-
opmentH will bliovv bow far this conclusion
Is . "
justified. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
n.if.i inr.r.ios in > r.r..ut finis.
Tupnty Million IVut fit Lumber and the
Omali i Itoiitl'tt Itiiiiml HOIIM * ( lour.
MINNEAPOLIS , July 30 The third dis
astrous lire In the history of Minneapolis
broke out about 3 JO this afternoon In the
lumber yards of the Slievlln-Carpenter com
pany , on the bank of the Mlb&lbslppl rlvci at
the foot of UlKhth avenue , noitb. It tpicad
with remark ible rapidity , nnd befoie It
was contiolled dchtroyed pioptrty valued ut
nenrlv jroo.OH ) Iksldts l0ltti,0X ! ) ( ) feet of
lumber , the gas manufacturing plant of the
Omaha H.illio.ul compan > , the round bouse ,
tool house , "and house and also turntables
of that road , nearly forty freight cirs , some
of them loaded with ineiehnmlhe , and the
olllce building of the Slievlln-Carpenter
compiny were burned. The sawmill , the
planing mill , drying kilns and storehouses
for moulding nnd picpnrlnt ; wood , although
In the very he.irt of the Hie district , were
saved hy the elTorts of the Iliemrn , aided
bv a fortuitous change In the direction of
the wind. Help was summoned from St.
IMul , and never ! engines with full crews
were sent ovci from that city. The Insur
ance vv 111 be about * 3MIOO.
The lire caused the greatest exeiternent
ami brought tons of thousands of people
to the scene. It wns not long after the
blaze vvps llrst noticed when the heat be
came so Intense that the crowds were
foiced buck , and It was well they were ,
because in less than an hour two tanks
containing gas used by the Omnha railroad
company In lighting their cam under the
Plntsch system , imploded with terrlllc
force , hurling- fragments of steel a long dis
tance. One piece weighing fully GOO pounds
vvns carried several blocks A ( stationary
boiler also exploded , but caused no loss of
life. Employes of the railroad company , at
the risk of their lives , and with hands and
faces blistered by the feaiful heat , ruslfed
into the fiercest of the flames nnd saved ten
dead locomotives and nenily 10J cars. In
coming and outgoing trains were delayed
seve-iol hours by the lire.
Revised figures place the loss of the
Slievlln-Carpenter company nt J IO.OOO , with
Insurance of Jino.OOO. The loss to the Omnha
Itiillroail company , Including cais , Is nmrly
$200,000 , covered by blanket Insurance.
Losses by cars burned belonging to other
companies will swell the loss to upwards
of half a. million.
Watching InriHt I'lres
nAU-CLAIHE , WIs , July 30 Considera
ble excitement exists tonight because of the
proximity of the forest Hres and the drouth.
Dense smoke fills the air. Picket lines have
been sent out of watchmen to he on duty
during the night mound the city limits.
The city ( Ire department has been rein
forced , and nil manufacturing Pi "its and
lumber ynids arc being guarded by extra
watchmen. _
riirmt lflr < 'H Under Control.
WASIIBUHNE , WIs , July 30 The forest
flrca In this vlclnltv are now under control.
ST. PAUL , July 30. The general lines of
ronxl In the Wisconsin fire district r\ port
all danger past and the fires mihdued to
where they will not cause further damage.
swirvu OI-K.\ ,
AH a KcHiiIt n 1'asHi nger Train Kan Into a
I mlclit ,
CINCINNATI , July -Shortly before 5
o'clock this evening the St. Louis express
on the Ohio & Mississippi -railway , due here
at G 30 , ran Into a freight train on a siding
at Cochemn , Ind , twenty-light miles fiom
this city , wrecking tl e pastengrr engine and
n dozen freight cars. The frelKht hud
taken the Riding , expecting to follow the
cxprcHS Some one evidently had opened
the switch after the freight had r-in In , as
the trainmen state they left It clo'-eil There
were none of the trainmen In tlio caboose ,
nnd none of the ft eight oiew were hurt ,
but the rear part of their train was
wrecked , ns well as the engine of the. pns-
senger train John Llttlo of Washington ,
Ind , the engineer of the passenger train ,
was so bully Injured that he died nn hour
aftPivvnrd D'nlcl Cmldtn , fireman , of
Washington , Ind , , was caught In the wreck
and lost a let , ' . William Boll of Milan ,
Ind , , also lost a leg None of the passen
gers or others arc reported to have suffered
any Injury beyond the ohock of the acci
IHiriMTirK f < Till ! tUfAS/J.
f.oimii riiingi-rit W r thi ) Ctitmonr the Cnl < -
( -011 I XplllHlllll lit ( llllUK" .
CIIICAC1O , July 30 The report of the
commission appointed to Investigate the
caisson explosion was completed today nnd
turned over to General Miles , who will
forward It to Washington. The report says
that the explosion resulted from defective
Hhells , In which the "plungers" which ex
plode the mlfHllcH were lee e Many de
fective HhellH were found nt Fort Sheridan ,
nnd It In xald the report recommends that
the manufacture of the mlBHllPH now used
be slopped and others Hiihstttuted that are
ICSH liable to accident. The hhellH nro tmp-
posid to require n blow of IRQ pounds to ex
plode them , but many of those at Fort
tiheildan showed loose pltmgirH , and were ,
theiefore , Hki-ly to exploit : with rough
iludUhil ( ourtiK ) Itc'i lives 11 Shock
NABHVILLE , July -Judge Lurton re-
fitHc'd to continue the temporal y restrain
ing order ( xmied by Judge Tnft against the
Loulbvllle & Nashville at the Inxtnnco of
Cincinnati Hhlppcrti , enjoining the rend
from dlhchcdlncB to the ordcrn of the In
terstate Commerce commission The judge
tnld th plaintiffs could rrply to the de-
feiulant'H answir fnd the cas-u could then
come up for hinting.
Property ( litni-rM Hunt I ) mugm ,
CIIIC'AUO , July SO. The ilalms of prop ,
city ownern on Grand Boulevard have hce'ii
sent to Washington b > CJ"ncral Mile * . Fifty
thousand dollars la the aggregate a-tio mt
asktd by the OWIHTH of the propi itk > ilnin-
aged hy the explosion of thearllllury c.ilu-
M > n on July 1C The board of ulll' rn ap-
pjlntiil b > Oeneral Mllcu , It IH t > , tld , IIIIH
recommended the payment of lieuriy all
the claims In full.
Partly fcr Wngcs of Lust Year and
Through Sympathy ,
.11 rn Demand nil Inenaxo of WiiRm nnil tti
Adjintnit nt of Tr.inlilcHillh Union
Itiltihera lit ClilniRii mill Other 1'olitts
Hog lluttlium atny rollou.
All tlio union beef butchers In SoutK
Omaha nro out on a strike. At a nicotine
licld Sunday illicit the men agreed to lay
down tliclr knives until sucli tlmo na they
can receive advanced piy , and also assist
In settling the grievances tha butchers nro
having In Chicago , Kansas City and St.
l.oul ? .
At the meeting of the butchers n com-
tnittco of three men was appointed to wait
upon the management of each of the packing ;
houses here. The committee was composed
of ono butcher from each plant. The com
mittee carried with It a scale of prices *
which was submitted. The new scale Is the
same as was In force here In Iis93. Tho-
butchers then got 45 cents an hour. They
nro now getting 10 cents an hour , nnd nslt
for the Increase In all the departments or
the beef killing department , according to
the Increase of the butchers. More than ,
th H , the petition states that the butchcra
ulll not go to wcrk until all grievances have
been nettled between the bosses nnd tho-
union butchers of Chicago , St. Louis and
Kansas City. This "grievance" means that
the men will not only have to be paid tho-
Increisc , but the bosses ulll ha\o to put
the men back to work who want cut a few
weeks ago.
When the committee waited upon Manager
Foster nt Swift's ho looked over their scalo-
and petition , but as long as the men say
they will not go to work until the strike Is
settled In other cities ho d'd ' not consider It
necessary to g'vo ' the committee ad answer.
The conference was very pleasant , but thcro-
was no dcllnlte settlement. Mr. Poster salt !
to n Dee reporter tint no men had over
been discharged from hla plant because they
refused to go to Chicago and take n place In.
the Swift house there after the strike. 'T
did offtr some of my butchers a place In tho-
Chicago house , but told them It was op
tional with them whether they went or not.
Wo had a gang here largo enough to kill
4,000 cattle n week , and last week wo only
killed 1,300 head. You can sec that we were *
overstocked with men. and that Is why I
offered them work In Chicago. The Chicago-
business does not cut any llguro whatever
with the business done at this plant. When
wo were getting In BO few cnttlo I had to
lay off some of the men This Is customary
with us at all times. It might be that BO mo
of the men who were olfcred work In Chicago-
ami who did not-go v > crc laid off about
that time , but It was because wo had
no work for them , and not be
cause they refused to go to Chicago. Tho-
scale of prices submitted to me this morning ;
by tint committee c.ills for moro wages than
we have ever paid here. I did not accept or
reject It , because the men sild they would
not go to wo-k anyway until the grlevancea
were settled In Chicago and other cities.
At the present time 1 am paying my butchers. !
40 cents an hour. A number of the old
butchcra get. a guarantee that they will get.
In so many hours n week. Huslness was so
dull with us last week that Eome of my men
received as high as $12 a day , that Is they
would be getting $12 if paid for what tlrno-
they actually put In. A great many of
them were paid on the basis of } 8 a day.
You eco their guarantee Is so high and the
hours bo few put In that It makes the avcrago
big. "
At Swift's about 125 men quit. Only
about twenty-live men were working In tha
beef killing department.
Assistant Manag r Cameron Is always.In
a good humor and when the committee called
at the Cudahy plant they were warmly wel
comed and given niupla opportunity to ex
plain In detail what they bad to offer. It
was the same scale and the same proposition.
Mr. Cameron Bald he could do nothing with ,
the proposition Inasmuch as the men sold
they would not go to work at once at any
rate. "We nlvvajs pay Chicago wages , ' '
said Mr. Cameron , "and the minute Chicago ,
accepts that scale of prices the Cudahy com
pany will do the same thing. It has been
the custom for jcars for Chicago packers ,
to st the pace on wages and we ha\e always
cheerfully submitted. "
"Our butchers have no grievance what
ever , " said Mr. Cameron , "and It places us
In rather an awkward position. Ve do not
kill any beef In Chicago and have nothing ;
to do with the Chicago strike whatever. I
presume that our butchers here belong to *
the National Ilutchers unbn , however , and
will go out with ( he rest of the union. "
There nro about 125 men who will bo af
fected by the strike at th Cudahy plant.
The butchers at Swift's were supposed to
begin killing yesterday , but none of them
showed up. At Cudahy's they were to begin
killing at noon , but the walkout had been
declared on. and not n beef butcher showed
up for work , Hammond's were not killing :
yesterday , but If they had been the butchers
would not have gone to work. A reporter
for The Dee called at the Hammond plant ,
but Manager Noycs was cut , and his as
sistants froze up when the subject of strlko
was broached. None of their butchers will
work , however , until the scale and other
requests nro compiled w th
Over at ( .hi Omaha plant tlicro are only
two skilled beef butchers employed , and tha
committee did not go there. It Is presumed
thcso men will go out If they belong to the
union. They only kill fiom twenty-five to
thirty head a day , and It would be dlfllcult
to stop them from continuing their dally
work In tlm < particular depirtment.
The committee In charge of the etrlko
slated to a rcrorter that another conference
would bu held with the pickers today ,
when It was possible that some of the
hones which had no grlcvnnco In other cit
ies would accept the new ecalo nnd the
union men would bo allowed to go to work.
They are waiting for orders from hendqunr-
tors on this proposition All the strikers
nro peaceable and quiet , but they are deter
mined. In regard to butchers being fired
at Swift's for refusing to go to Chicago , the
men say that The Hoe was correct. At
least old butchers who Imvo been working
nt Swift's for the last four years who re
fused to go Imvo been laid off from work
over since and now men put to work In
their places who have worked only a short" *
The strlko has thrown about 350 men out
of employment here. In case the hog butch-
ore go out through sympathy the number
will bo thrco times as large.
It was talked on the streets last night
that the hog butchers Intended going out
this morning In all of the packing houses ,
but men who are In a position to know say
that It Is nil talk. "Tho hog butchers know
well enough , " said ono of them , "that a
soon as they walk out or strlko It will bean
an eaiy matter to nil their'places. . There
has been no complaint among ( ho hog
butchers about their pay arid ( hey vvpuhl bo
foolish to strlko. I am as good ff union man
an there Is on the job and I honestly bellova
that every man who strikes novy vvljl lose
his place. There are too manyjjjlo men In
the country just now to stir upfl strik ? , es
pecially In a department wlrro iklhf ! ( labor
Is not necessary. Look how fast tha places- *
were filled In Chicago when the butchers
struck , Tlicro were half a dozen butclioru
for every vacancy. "
"Sovereign and some moro of the labor
agitators arc ) to blameor this walkout , "
said a consei vutlvo unlo/i / man , who 'aid !
down his knlfo yt-afnlay morning " 1 will
go out with the balance of the gang 11 .itmo
I don't want to ba called a scab , but r n't
bcllevo the old men will be- given uld
place * back. "
The stock yards company rcrelvi -e
yesterday that about 25,000 hogs . top