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CLASH WITH TROOPS
Ons Man Eiltd in Ftitl with Union
&Iinn in Hillt of Colorado.
VICTOR TROUBLES RESULT IN BLOODSHED
AtUoksd Uii n Miner Open Firs from
EntrHchmtnM t EunoTil'e.
FIFTEEN MEN CAPTURtO DURING ATTACK
Mii.ri Veil Eatrecchfd and Maks a Stub
FIGHT PROMISES TO BE TO A FINISH
Jft-sbabl that Many (Jrei Will B
Lost Before ths Men ir Driven
from Thai Entrench
CTOR, Colo.. June . A pitched battle
between the military and union minors
was fought at DunnvlUe, the new mining
camp, thirteen miles out of Victor; shortly
after 8 o'clock this afternoon. John Carley,
a union miner, was killed. Tha troops re
turned to Victor at o'clock tonight,
bringing vita them fourteen captive.
It waa reported before tho apeclnl train
left for Victor at I o'clock bearing the
force under Oeneral Bell that the miners
In the hills about DunnvlUe numbered about
SO men and that It was their intention to
inarch Into' Victor tonight In a body and
attempt to liberate by force the Inmates
of tha temporary bull pell In Victor. That
tha forca actually constated of but twenty.
one men Is tha statement of the number
that waa taken captives.
Tha train proceeded to the Immediate
vicinity of Duunvllle without unusual Inci
dent. When about a Quarter of a mile
distant from the DunnvlUe temporary, sta
tlon the officers could see the camp of the
miners. It Included one cabin and six or
The offloere left tha train at tha com
mand of Oeneral Bell and prepared to ad
Vance upon tha camp of the unionists In
regular skirmish order. As they emerged
from tha cut In which the train had come
to a atop tbey were greeted with a volley
of shots which came from tha points of
Vantage surrounding, the hills.
' tievatlea Ovea Fire.
Xh deputies returned the Are to the best
advantage, possible and promiscuous snoot
Jng waa engaged la for a period of ten
minutes. From tha character of tha shoot
ing from tha hills Oeneral Bell Immediately
recognised that the strength of tha miners
had bean greatly overestimated and that
ba had sufficient force under his command
to make an immediate roundup and cap
ture tha entire opposing force. Accordingly
fca divided toe deputies and soldiers Into
even detachment and thoae set out to
make complete cleanup of tha surrouna
tng hills. Tha following were taken prl son
ar, eeveral being released Uteri - .
Hurr7$ayJo dacces, OoJdfleJd; H.
W. Moore, 'Victor ; 1$. Lang, Ed U Skinner
Cater released), Dick Jam, Roy Cavan
augh. John Duffy, Charles Hard, James
Hard. Fred Keefe, Cripple Creek.
A.D. Hemenway.' A. V. Trench and O.
Force, all of tha Cripple Creek union, and
Fred Wsddleton of Anaconda and H. W.
and W. W. Bhldler were arrested and' later
' ! Battle, hnt II Damn.
A second battle ha taken placa. Seven
soldiers sent on horseback toiBlg Hill, two
mllea eaat of Victor, to arrest union miners,
found them entrenched. The men refused
to aurrended. and the soldiers opened Are.
Over 200 shot were Bred.
The miners opened fire on tha soldiers
as soon a they saw them oomlng up tha
hill.. No one waa wounded. Seven men
were captured by the guard and taken to
Cripple Creek. Intense excitement -reign
CRIPPLE CREEK. Colo., ran A
pitched battle at DunnvlUe, twenty mUaa
north of Victor, took placa at 4 o'clock
between ', deputies aad guards, under I
Adjutant Oeneral veil, ana aooui uu
minora from tha CrlDDie Creek district.
Tha miner were entrenched In tha sur
rounding hllla. Fifteen miners were cap
tured and six Union miners were killed.
Tha captured miners Included John
James, charged with shooting John Davla
In tho riot at Victor, Among the dead waa
John Carley, a union, miner of Cripple
Creek. Oreat excitement prevailed In this
city upon tha receipt of tha new of the
battle. The deputies secured the arms
and ammunition ofpart of the miner.
AS the first special train bearing the
deputies drew up at DunnvlUe the union
miners entrenched 'in tha neighborhood
opened lira. Oeneral Bell got hla men out
and stormed tha entrenched positions.
Capturing fifteen, the arms and ammuni
tion of thee men being captured. In the
gleooe light which followed six union miners
were killed. Their names are unobtainable
at (his time. At 4:10 the battle la Will la
progress tha union miners fighting stub
bornly. The miners have well entrenched
position in the hills and are shooting down
at the soldiers and guards at every oppor-
able to the miners, and it seems that Oen
eral Bell will have to take every defense
. Oeneral Bell, military commander, dis
patched a squad of soldiers by train till
afternoon to DunnvlUe, a new camp
opened by union men about twenty miles
south of this city, In Fremont county. The
soldiers had orders, it Is said, to break up
the camp and arrest aU union men found
Will Tit All Prisoners,
General Bell today appointed a commis
sion to try all prisoners The commission
la composed of Mayor Frenoh of Victor,
Captain Oall Hoag of the Colorado Na
tional Guard and Judge M. Oray.
"The prisoners will be treated fairly."
said Oeneral Bell. "It is not my desire to
Inflict upon any of them punishment that
they 'Wo not deserve and as fast as thta is
practicable they will be aent away or
placed In tha clan that . will ba held , In
definitely. "I Intend that every man Innocent ef the
crimes that have been perpetrated In the
dlatrlct shall go free and every one who is
guilty shsll be punished. J Intended to
have matters In shape within a tew hours,
so that every business house and every
mine In the dlatrlct ran open and proceed
With business unmolested."
Justice of the Peace D. L. Kellt today
complied with a request frtm a CM sens'
Alliance committee for hla resignation.
Bute Itor Commissioner W. H. Mont
gomery ba arrived here to Investigate the
labor conditions and report to the gov
ernor, Vnlenlats ridicule tha theory1 of the mine
oa eoond PsAaJ
i; iARDS WILL CELEBRATE
t i ' Maalla Decides to Reciprocate
'lendly Feeling Showa by
C. A, June 8 The Casino Espanola,
th oi h club of Manila, has decided to
pa. -J." f In the forthcoming Fourth of
Jul rations here.
,T ...Ino decided on this course be
cause of the honors paid by the American
army and navy to the dead Spanish sol
diers and sailors buried at Manila and
Balor. At the latter place, in northern
Luton, a few Spanish soldiers during the
native insurrection sgalnst Spain defended
themselves most heroically against a large
force of Insurgents.
GERM A IS PROID OF HIS PIPILS
Oeneral Mackel lees Resalt of His
Teaching; In Japanese Snceeae.
BERLIN, June $. Major Oenersl Mackel.
retired, who for a number of years was
professor of military tactics In Japan and
who received -a cable message recently
from Baron Kodama, chief of the Japanese
general staff, announcing the victory of
the Japanese at Llao Tang river by offi
cers whom he had educated, in an Interview
In the Lokal Anseltung places the fighting
forces at 260,000 to 300,000 line troops, and
tfO.OrO reserves. These, he adds, are actual
and not paper number. The organisation
of the army la perfect. The aoldiera are
excellent marksmen and the artillery la
splendid. Continuing,, the general said:
"What an abundance' of bright minds in
the officers' corps. The number is more
thinly scattered with the Russians. Only
last year I Instructed, six Japanese officers.
Their knowledge astonished me and their
teachers In the art of war were only my
pupils. When the war broke out Field Mar
shal Yamagata wrote me that the atruggle
was about to begin. He hoped the Japa
nese army 'would do honor to its teacher
and that I could look with pride upon my
BANK FAILURE) CREATES SCANDAL
Painful Impression Made la Berlin by
tho Financial Crash.
BERLIN, June 8. The painful Impression
malt, by the scandalous failure of the Pom
meranlan mortgage bank has heightened
by the knowledge that the empress' chari
table undertakings were partly financed
through that Institution. ' The exact rela
tione of the banks to Baron von Mlrbach,
the agent of the empress in charitable mat
ters, was not disclosed, however, nntll the
trial of the bank's directors, which began
Privy Councillor Budde, manager of the
Berlin Hypotheken bank, which succeeded
the Pommeranlan, . testified that the ac
cused bank officers. Hen-en Schults and
Bomelck, during 1900 drew 1172,000 from the
Pommeranlan bank, of which $112,500 was
placed at the disposal of Baron von 'Mir
bach's charitable account. Privy Council
lor Budde "said that he had been unable
to trace $3,000 of the remainder.
PROPHET UOWIE IS LIVING HIGH
Pays Forty Dollars . Per Day for a
nits of Room.
BERLIN, June 1 John Alexander Dowla
has t arrived hers from Switzerland. .He
has taken rooms- lately occupied by one of
the Vanderbllta. coating' 140 a day. . lie ad
dressed a crowded meeting, depicting glow
ingly Zion City, near Chicago. ,
American la Burled la France. '
PARIS. June 8. Alllater Evans (known
aa Viscount D'dylsy) a son of tha Amer
ican dentist, . Dr. John Bvans, who died
May 20 In a private sanitarium In this 'city
as a result of a wound received under mys
terious circumstances, was burled from the
morgue today, after two weeks' litigation
over th disposition of his body. Madame
Pfleucker, the friend of tha deceased, di
rected the ceremony. The family was not
NEW YORK BROKER USES GUN
Shoots Boston Traveling; Man la Lnt-
ter's Rstosa anal Snrreaders
to Pollee. i
ALBANY. N. V., June 8. Richard B.
Preusser of the broker firm of R. B. Preus
aer A Co., 43 Broadway, thla city, today
ahot and Instantly killed Miles B. McDon
nell, a traveling; man of Boston, in the tat
ter's room on the seoond floor of the Ten
Eck. hotel. Preusser then quickly walked
down tho stairs, through the lobby, where
a dosen people were sitting, and out to the
street to police headquarters. At thj en
trance of tho latter building, he met two
officers who were on their way to the Ten
Eck, having been telephoned for. Going
up to them, Preusser said In a quiet tone:
'I've Just killed McDonnell and I came to
give myself up.
He then obtained permission to use the
telephone and Informed his wife that' he
had killed McDonnell and was then at po
lice headquarters, where he had given him
self up; I
Mrs. Preusser arrived at headquarters a
few minutes afterward and tho two had a
long talk In Chief Hyatt's private office.
sfter which Preusser was placed behind
In cosrt today Preueser'a counsel waived
examination and he was sent to Jail on a
charge of murder In the first degree. His
friends claim that Ms mind Is affected.
BOSTON, June I. Persons associated
with Miles McDonnell, th victim of last
night's shooting at Albany, in the man
agement of the Metropolitan Btock ex
change here, aay that Preusser waa an
Intimate friend of McDonnell and they at
tribute the ahootlng to Intoxication or In-
It haa been learned that McDonnell ahot
and killed Oeorge Price In a New York
cafe December ft, 1000. In a quarrel over
gambling. McDonnell surrendered to the
police, claiming that he acted In self-defense,
and waa acquitted after a brief trial
TRAVELERS TALK OF RATES
i. i .
Fat fa S3,000 to Try to Seeoro later-
ehnnajeabl Mileage Book la
B PR INO FIELD, III., June i.At today's
Melon of the National Travelera' Protect
ive asaocla tlon Frank W. Crandell of St.
Louia, chairman of .the national railway
oommlttee, asked for an appropriation of
12,000 to carry on th work of securing In
terchangeable mileage books from the
Southeastern Railroad association. Th
appropriation waa granted. Oeorga W.
Smith, secretary of the World's fair Trav
elers' Proteotlve association committee, In
vited all delegates to attend an enter-
alnrarnt to be given Friday afternoon
for their . benefit at the Travelers'
Protective association building at th
World's fair and a reception to be given
from 4 to T o'clock Saturday afternoon.
Oeorge II. Maxwell of Chicago addressed
the convention, asking that tha members
do all they can In the matter of education
of the jjeopl as Irrigation
ROBBERS ON THE RIO GRANDE
Paistngtr Train ii Hal i Uo in Oolorads by
Fit. Haskad Van.
BANDITS SHOOT DISOBEDIENT BRAKEMAN
Draaaalts I'sed on Car and Safe, ba
Robbers, Who Escape, Fall
k' Oet Very Mack
DENVER, June S. Denver ft Rio Grande
passenger train No. 5 westbound from Den
ver was held up by five masked men three
miles west of Parachute, a small fruit sta
tion between Grand Junction and Glenwood
One sealed bag containing specie . was
token from the exm-ess safe, which waa
dynamited. The express car waa bndly
wrecked by dynamite, but the robbers were
forced to take to the mountains before they
could gather up the valuables in the oar.
Sheriff W. O. Struthcrs and Deputy
Sheriff D. M. Hardy of Grand Junction arc
now upon the trail of the robbers with u
posse of farmers and ranchers who we.-e
quickly summoned from the vicinity.
Sheriff Frank Adams with another posse
from Qlenwood Springs are also scouring
th; surrounding country.
W hen the train reached a point three
mllea west of Parachute last night two
mucked men crawled over the tender of the
engine. They placed six-shooters at tho
head of Engineer Allison and his fireman
and demanded that the train be stopped.
Three men were waiting on the tender and
aa the train stopped they quickly ran back
and uncoupled the express and baggage
cars. These cars, wijh the engine, were run
two miles farther west.
Open-Car With Dynamite.
The members of the train crew were or
dered to remain with the passenger coaches
on pain of being shot. When the point se
lected for the dynamiting of the express car
was reached the engineer and fireman were
ordered down. One of the robbers covered
them with two six-shooters. The remainder
of the gang went to the express car.
Messenger D. M. Shea of this city refused
to open the car on demand and piled the
baggage up In front of the door.
The robbers placed a stick of dynamite
at the side door of the car. The entire
door was blown away. with a terrible crash.
Half a dOKen trunks which had been plied
up against the door were demolished and
their burning contents scattered over the
Tha great iron combination aafe was the
only one in the car. The robbers showed
that they were conversant with conditions
on th road for they did not even demand
of th messenger to open the safe. They
knew that ha did not have the combination
The safe can only be opened In Denver and
In Salt Lake City.
A stick of dynamite waa placed agalnat
the lock of the safe. Here again the rob
bers showed their disregard of dynamite.
Half the) explosive would have dona the
Rebhers Shoot Brakeman.
Just at this time Brakenan Bbellenbarger,
who had been ordered to remain with the
passenger ooachee, two miles behind, came
running up the track oarrylng a lantern.
One of th robbers shot at him. H was
wounded In the leg and la now at tha Sis
ters' hospital at Grand Junction. '
When tha jobbers saw that ths train
crew wars coming they fled to the moun
tains. . One of them, as he Jumped from the
express oar grabbed on sealed bag which
had been blown clear out of the safe. This
Is tha only plunder, which waa taken.
, The engineer and the others who had
been under the aim of the robbers went to
the aid of Shellenbarger, who had fallen
where he waa shot.
After the .holdup the angina, baggage and
express car backed to Parachute, where
tha alarm was given to the railroad offi
cials. Headquarters at Grand Junction.
Ballda, Pueblo and Denver were notified.
Th seen of th robbery was but 000
yard from . tho bank of tho Grand river.
and It is believed that the robbers had a
boat hi 4 in th Grand and they used this
to cross ths river, destroying 1t after they
Th robbers who held up the Rio Grande
train at Una weep a year ago escaped In a
similar manner. Sheriff Struthers believes
that the robbers escaped on horseback after
crossing the Orand.
Report of Official.
J. A. Edson. manager of the Denver A
Rio Grande railway, who was on he train
that waa held up, haa aent the foUowIng
report of the robbery: ,
GRAND JUNCTION. June .S. K.
Hooper, general passenger and ticket agent:
no. was noia up Dy mrne men x wo ana a
half mile west of Parachute. HnRsato car
dynamited and very badly darnased. Rob
ber got nothing of value. Twelve or fif
teen nieces of baggage quite badly dam
aged. The bagga was transferred to mull
car ana went lorwara on same irnin.
J. A. hAJtiUN.
Express Messenger D. J. Shea has re
ported as follows to J. D. Mayo, manager
of the Olobe Express company:
Kxnress car. and through safe badly de
molished Wednesday night by dynamite.
No valuables or express goods taken ex
cept one sealed package for C. Oaky, Grand
Junction, from Ballda. Several pieces of
baggage damaged, but no express goods in
jured. 1 was not hurt.
It was reported today that the baggage
taken by ths robbers contained $6,000, but
Manager Mayo of the express company
stated that they secured only a email sum.
CHEAP RATES VIA ST. LOUIS
pifferenre aa High as Six Dollars
When Crossing Continent sy
Way of Chicago.
CHICAGO, Juns . A oommlttee fromlhe
Western Pasnger association today In
duced th Central Paasenger association to
agree to an equalisation of rates through
tha Chicago gateway from all eastern
points to trans-Missouri river points. The
combination of World's fair rates from
eastern' points to St. Louis snd from St
Louis to western territory is less than the
existing rate to the am western points
through the Chicago gateway, the differ
ence amounting to as high aa IS on a ticket.
Southwestern railroad today derided to
allow the flour rates to remain where they
are. An unsuccessful effort waa mad to
secure th adjustment which would over
come the differential which th Unes to
ths South Atlantic porta give.
OVER TWO HUNDRED GRADUATE
At Thirty-Second Commencement ef
Kansas I'nlverslty Harvard Man
LAWRENCE, ' Kan., Jun I. At the
thlrty-econd commencement of the Kan
sas uulverslty today degree wer con
ferred and diplomas granted to 201 tu
dants. Th sddress to ths class was given
by Dr. Hug Muesterbsrg of Harvard on
"Ths Coooaptloa of Duty.".
LIBERTY BELL IN ST. LOUIS
School Children F.nter Oronnds Free
to See Relic of Revolu
ST. LOUIS. Juns .-The historic Liberty
bell arrived from Philadelphia today In re
sponse to the petition of 90.000 public school
children of this city, and will remain In
the Pennsylvania building until the close
of the World's fair.
Msyor John Weaver of Philadelphia and
other city officials who accompanied the
hell were escorted to their notel, where
they were called upon by Mayor Wells.
President Francis of the exposition and
other city officials.
The entire party then proceeded to Union
station, where the bell hnd been placed on
a specially prepared float t-nd. accompanied
by a sqund of mounted police and a long
line of military organisations, the famous
old bell waa taken to the exposition, where
formal exercises were carried out.
The gates had been thrown open to the
school children of the city snd the day
had been proclaimed a holiday by Mayor
Wells. It Is estimated that over 60,000
school children formed a portion of the
Immense throngs that greeted the bell when
It entered the grounds. The ceremonies
were hf Id tn the Plasa of St. Jxiuls. A chorus
of 1,000 high school pupils sang "Concord,
after which Chairman Henry Clay, of the
committee of councils of Philadelphia,
presented the Liberty bell to the exposl
tlon. Brief speeches followed by President
Francis, Governor Dockery of Missouri
Mayor Weaver of Philadelphia, and Mayor
Wells. ' The oration Of the day, "Liberty
Bell," delivered by President Oeorge Mo
Curdy, of the common council of Phlladol
phla, concluded the exercises.
Followed by almost countjess thousands
tha bell was taken to the Pennsylvania
building, situated near the southern border
of the Plateau of States, where It was
installed to remain throughout the exposi
The Maryland state building was dedi
cated today, although the building was
Informally opened yesterday with a re
ception In honor of the cadets of the Ma
ryland Agricultural college and the West
Point cadets. The building has Just been
completed and is one of the most artistic
and most beautiful of the state's buildings,
General L. V. Baughman, president of
the Maryland commission, formally ro
ceived the building from the architect and
presented It to the exposition. President
Francis responded on behalf of the ex
position and was followed by an address
by Murray Carelton, president of the Ma.
ryland Society of fit. Louis, who extended
S welcome to all Marylanders.
At the conclusion of the addresses, from
thousand.! of throats burst forth the song,
juaryianu. My Maryland," and it was
taken up by others scattered throughout
the vicinity, until the plateau of states
rang with the well, known rong. The cer
emonies concluded, Mrs. Park Fisher, the
hostess, welcomed the throngs of guests,
and refreshments were served.
TOO MUCH WORK DANGEROUS
People Who Los A ths Stroaaoan Life
Subject to a Severs Attack
ATLANTIC CITY, J4. J., June I-Subjects
p the greatesr.omportanoa to th medical
profession and- the general public were dis
cussed today at the various sectional meet
ings of the American Medical association,
The Strenuous Life, and Its Effect Upon
the Human System," was discussed' at
length. It waa in the nature of a sym
posium of arteriosclerosis, an Incurable
disease resulting principally . from over
work. - The disease is a stiffening and de
terloration of the arteries causing them to
age prematurely and frequently affecting
The subject waa presented by Dr. James
M. Anders of Philadelphia, who stated
that the lack of physical exercise and men
tal and physical strain laid the founda
tion for the disease. He laid particular
stress on the fact that a large number of
athletes were victims of the ailment.
Dr. Edward F. Brush of Mount Vernon,
N. Y., 'In an address on how .to procure
pure milk, said:
"It Is easier to control cows than women.
Human mothers are often emotional, excit
able. Indiscreet, sometimes hysterical and
not always able to control themselves. A
dairyman, understanding that these condi
tion can affect milk, must also understand
the necessity of controllng his cows. I am
sure that the milkman supplying Infants
with artificially fed milk, who' die, is ac
countable for ths large percentage of
Utah Democrat Making; Strong- Fight
to Kep anestloa Ont of tho
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SALT LAKE CITY,' Utah, June aThe
question of polygamy and the action that
should be taken on it by th national con
vention Is likely to result In a sharp fight
In the democratic state convention, which
meets here tomdrrow to select six delegates
to the national convention. A proposition.
It is understood, will be made on the floor
of th convention to give delegates to the
national convention explicit instructions to
oppose the proposed plank in the platform
providing for a uniform marriage and di
vorce law for every state and territory In
Over this lines are being sharply drawn,
one faction asserting that the Utah dele
gates should be "silent on that point as op
position by them would be entirely misun
derstood. On the other hand. It ts asserted
that the Utah delegation, by ita action In
opposing Jh admission of such a plank,
would give the Impression of defending
polygamy and polygamous practices.
A strong fight Is being made to keep tha
ubject from coming up at all, but pros
pects seem to favor a sharp debate at
least. The delegation selected probably
will go to St. Louis unlnstructed, although
there la a strong undeicurrent of Hearst
DEALERS CHEATED IN WEIGHT
onth western uwkhuh in i w
Coal ootloa at ths Conven
tion la Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY. Juns . Th Southwest
ern Coal Dealers' association In convention
here has appointed a committee of five,
representing the coal dealers of Kansas,
Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and ths In
dian Territory, to take up ths qua lion of
short weight. It was stated that th vll
having beoome o great, it Is necessary for
the retailer to charge more tor hla ooal to
the consumer than he would otherwise
hav to do.
Step war taken to present the matter
to the legislature and secure the passage
of a bill compelling railroads to wslah coal
at th point of destination, '
MORE CLERKS FUR ROSEBUD
T went j -Two Sent Oat t Oaro for ths Euik
of Land Satktri.
MENEXPERTS FROM THE DEPARTMENT
Congressman Bnrkett slaking Ar
rangements for Speakers for
Couilnar Campaign In 'ths
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, June .(Special Tele.
grara. Tlie interior department will Bend
thirty-two clerks to the Rosebud country
Incident to the Opening of the reservation.
Chief Clerk Macy of th land department
la now engaged In perfecting arrangement
with the lailroad companies for the trans
portation of these clerks, who will hav
charge of the entries of intending home
steaders under the direct supervision of
W. A. Richards, commissioner of the gen
eral land office. The clerks selected are ex
perts in their line of work and according
to th itinerary prepared they will be aa
signed to the following points In South
Dakota: Yankton, Boneeteel, Chamberlain
These clerk are made necessary by the
enormous filing which sr being mad at
the four polnta mentioned, which far ex
ceeds the anticipations of thoae most
greatly interested in the opening of tho
Rosebud country. The failure to pass th
bill until the closing hours of congress gave
the exponents of the measure little encour
agement that the reservation might, ba
opened during the early summer, but the
member of the South Dakota delegation,
with push and enterprise, forced the adop
tion of regulations aa early as the law per
mitted, and In consequence It now seems
as if there would be thousands of applica
tions for drawing when .the lands Included
In the Rosebud reservation are drawn under
the direction of Commissioner Richards.
It Is expected that the corps of land office
clerks who are sent to relieve the congestion
in the four land districts above named
will leave Washington July 1, thus giving
them ample time to reach their several des
tinations In season for the opening.
Want Mail Route Clianaed.
Congressman Burkett today asked the
Postofflce department to Investigate the
rural free delivery route out of Mynard, In
Cajs county. It seems the route has been
originating at1 Plattsmouth ' and patrons
along the route desire that tha point of
starting should be changed to Mynard. In
view of the congressman's recommenda
tion an Inspector has been ordered to look
over the situation.
Bnrkctt at White Hons.
Mr. Burkett returned to Washington yes
terday and today called at the White House
to tell the president of Nebraska's action
In Its convention. Mr. Burkett stated that
he found on his trip west enthusiastic sup
port of the president and he believed Ne
brsska would give a larger majority for
President Roosevelt than It had given any
republican candidate in many years. He
said that ther were no disaffection In th
party snd that conditions wer favorable
not only to ths eleotlon of the stats ticket.
but to the legislature as well.
This ai ternoon Mr. Burkett waa in con
ference with Jesse Overstreet, secretary of
ths republican congressional committee, and
at that conference the question of speak
ers for ths First district of Nebraska and
the stats as well was talked over. It Is
understood .that Speaker Cannon will make
one speech in the FirBt district during the
absence of Mr. Burkett . in the stats and
efforts are being mado to secure ths serv
ices of the speaker in at least two other
Jt will probably be Mr. Burkett's pro
gram to bring to the First district the
leading speakers of the country while he Is
looking after his interests throughout Ne
braska, now that he is a candidate for
Approve Railroad Selection.
The secretary of the interior today ap
proved the selection by the Union Paclflo
of railway lands within the primary limits
In the Lincoln district of Nebraska, amount
ing to 240 acres.
Rural carriers appointed: '. Nebraska-
Lynch, regular, Calvin C. Irwin; substitute.
James C. Irwin. Page, regular, Jewett J.
Smith; substitute, Ernest G. Frink. South
Dakota Bruce, regular, Clay C. Coleman;
substitute, Albert D. Coleman. Howard,
regular, Adolph Clametson.
, In the readjustment of salaries of presi
dential postmasters these changes in Ne
braska were announced today: Increases
Sterling. Table Rock, $1,000 to 11.100; Su
perior, Wymore, tl.000 to $1,700; Tecum sell,
Wayne, 11,700 to $1,800; Valentine, $1,400 to
$1,600; Wllber, Wlsner, $1,800 to $1,400. De
creasesWeeping Water,- $1,500 to $1,400;
Wood River, $1,400 to $1,200.
The appUcatlon of James T. Toy of Sioux
City, H. A. Btoltenberg, J. A. Warner, John
Johnson, John H. Johnson and others to
organise th First National bank of Hud
son, B. V.. with $80,000 capital has been ap
proved by the comptroller of ths currency.
Ths First National bank or Maveioca naa
been authorised to begin business with $25.-
000 cspltaL J. P. Farmer Is president aad
W. H. Harris cashier of the new bank.
BARRETT IS ROW A FREE MAM
Government Dismisses Cass Against
WASHINGTON, Juns 1. The government
today nolle prossed the two remaining In
dictments against Harrison 1. Barrett,
former law clerk In the Postofflcs depart
ment, growing out of the postal Investiga
tion. The action was taken by United
Statea District Attorney Beach berore
Judge Gould of the district criminal court.
The Indictments charged Barrett with
bribery in accepting an $800 fee as the at
torney of an Alabama bonding Inveatment
company while he was a government em
Minister Powell Reports Fighting at
Maeorl Between Faction.
WASHINGTON, Juns . Within three
days of Admiral Blgsbee's announcement
that peace had been concluded In San
Domingo another revolution has broken
out in that country. Minister Powell cabled
the State department today from Port au
Prince, Hayti, that "the British cruiser
Indefatigable left that place yesterday, it
having been reported that General Jimlnes
had effected a landing at Maoorta. Tele-
graphlo communication has been Inter
rupted. Rnrllna-tsna to Consolidate Ontoos.
BT. JOSEPH, Jun $. Announcement i
mad that tn accounting department of
tha nurllnston lines In Missouri will be
removed from St Joseph to Chicago July
1. Two hundreil men are empioyta in the
denartment. The offices of auditor, auditor
of freight and ticket account and assistant
treasurer of in Missouri linn will tx
abolished In furtherance of the Burling
ton's rstrsncbuMMit aad - seatrallaatiun
Sclisiu. - L .
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Shon-crs Thursday and Cooler In
Snath Portion Frldny Fslr snd
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
Honr. Dear. Hoar. Den.
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MRS. ELIAS DRAWS A CROWD
Jew Yorkers Gather to See Alleged
Blackmailer Taken by '
NEW YORK, June $ -Hannah Ellas, the
octoroon, charged by John Piatt with hav
ing secured from him by blackmailing
methods nearly $700,000, passed the night In
the Mercer street police station.
She was taken from her palatial residence
In Central Park, west (where the doors
were knocked down with axes), to pollc
headquarters In a carriage. She delayed
so long at home arranging her toilet that
the latter place was not reached until
nearly t o'clock. After having given her
name, age, etc., she waa taken to Mercer
street for the night.
Efforts to serve a warrant on Mrs. Ellas
In a civil suit had kept a crowd about her
house for a week, and when the detectives
attacked the doors with axes In order to
serve a warrant In criminal action which
Mr. Piatt finally had been prevailed upon
to bring, there was a large audience. As
Mrs. E'lns left the house, leaning heavily
upon the arms of the detectives, she had
to pass between solid rows of curious per
sons, while street cars, carriages and au
tomobiles were lined up In order that their
passengers might view the outcome of the
strange siege which has been on for days.
Mrs. Ellas expressed no concern over her
The specific charge on which the war.
rant waa based Is the alleged extortion
from Mr. Piatt of $7,000 in May last
Mra. Hannah Ellas waa arraigned today
and held In $60,000 for examination next Fri
day. Ball waa not furnished and sfte was
committed to the Tombs. When the pris
oner was taken from her cell to a cab in
which she was taken to the Tombs court
she was met by a Jeering crowd which filled
the street around the police station. , De
tective, assisted by several patrolmen, suc
ceeded In clearing a passage when the car
riage continued to the court.
Justice Clarke, in the supreme court, this
afternoon Issued a writ of habeas corpus
for Mrs. Ellas, teturnable tomorrow.
HEAR THAT PRISONERS ARE ILL
Americans Will Send Medical Assist
ance If Bandit Raisonll
WASHINGTON, Jun $.-Tb Navy de
partment today received a cablegram from
Rear Admiral Chsdwlck at Tangier, to the
effect that he has been Informed that Per-
dlcarls and his stepson, parley, sr in need
of msdloal assistance and that th consul
general has-sent, to Ralsull to Inquire
whether a surgeon will be given safe con
duct Tho admiral says that if so, ons will
be sent in company with the shereef of
Wasan. Ralsull's reply Is expected June .
TANGIER. Juns A Ths sultan's letter In
reply to the diplomatic representations
made In regard to the kidnaping of Messrs.
Perdlcarls snd Yaxley, arrived here thla
It Is said by a person In ths sultan's
confidence that the aultan has given orders
to grant sll of the demands of Ralsoula.
the bandit ieader, in order to expedite the
release oX the captlvea.
The sultan, in his letter, appoints Hsrid
El Barrada to bs governor of Tangier,
which step was Included among Ralsull's
Barrada was a member of the council of
Mohammed El Torres, the representative
of the sultan hers and formerly was gov
ernor of Massagan. The authorities here
assert that ths raid made yesterday 1 by
armed Anjera tribesmen on the home of an
Englishman here, during which they ob
tained several rifles, waa only a common
robbery1, and had no political significance.
NEW CASE A6AINSfBEAVERS
Forme Division Superintendent of
. Postal Department 1 Charged '
with Another Offense.
. NEW YORK, June . When George W.
Beavers, former superintendent of the di
vision of salaries and allowances of the
postofflce department appeared In the
United States district court in Brooklyn
today, he was served with a new warrant
for i arrest, on a Washington Indictment
charging him with entering Into a deal
for the purchase of book typewriters, and
with receiving money for his Influence In
putting through a contract for the ma
chines. On this warrant Beaver waa taken
before United State Commissioner Bene
dict, who requested an additional .$10,000
ball on th ney charge. H was given
until next Monday to furnish th additional
Counsel for Beavers were to have been
heard today on motions to quash the in
dictments based on the cash register deal
and for a bill of particulars, but the serv
ing of th nw warrant deferred this
hearing until Mondsy,
OCEAN FIREMEN CALLED OUT
Frela-ht Handlers' Strike In the East
' Growlngr Larger and Mors
BOSTON, June $. A general strike of
ocean firemen has been declared snd all
th ocean firemen employed pn steamships
In this harbor who belong to the union are
expected to quit work within the next
three daya. A telegram from New York
was received this afternoon by Business
Agent Moloney of ths Boston organisation
which stated that a strike of the marine
firemen on all lines had been decided upon
by the general executive board In that
city. Th strike was ordered In sympathy
with the New York freight handlers.
OPPOSE . NATIONAL FUSION
Oklahoma Pwpallsts telert Ten t'n In
structed Delegates Having; Half
GUTHRIE). Okla.. Juns $.-At th Okla
homa populist convention held here today
ten unlnstructed delegate, each with half
a vote, were selected to attend the national
convention at Springfield, III., July 4, and
Spencer B. Saunders was e'ected national
committeeman. The delegates, though un
lnstructed, will work, for the selection of
g populist for president, and National Com
mitteeman Saunders spoke against national
BIG FIC1IT RAGING
Bafugtea from Port Arthur Ajsert Battls
Hu Baen in Frograti Four Dtyt.
ALL THE FORTS MORE OR LESS DAMAGE
Reports Sufgast list Ottar Default of
Ci'y Ar Biag Attaoktd.
0UTP0SJ SKIRMISHES SUDDENLY CEASE
Sack a Lull Someti'mai Ooourt Btfort
Armiti Strike Big Blow.
WAITING FOR KUR0KI TO MAKE FIRST MOVE
Konropatkln Pats I P Elaborate Forth,
ncatlon at ula Vans; In Antlei
. patlon of th Japanese
CHE FOO, June . $:$0 a. m. The Chi
nese, both merchants and coolies, are
leaving Port Arthur with ths permission
of the Russian authorities. Fifty Juuk
which lsft Port Arthur yesterday with
Chine passengers ar now arriving here.
The reporta of tho latest arrival vary in
minor details, but agree In a general state
ment that a battle has been raging for
four days within ten miles of Port Arthur.
AH the Russian soldiers have. It Is said,
left Port Arthur for the front and only
three large ships and a number cf small
ones remain In the harbor. The Chinese
are unable to explain what has become of
the other large ships
They further report that all th forts at
Port Arthur have been more or less dam
aged by recent bombardments and that a
number of mines recently laid in the en
trance to the harbor were exploded during
Slwnllloancs In the Silence.
IXJNDON. Jun . The sudden interrup
tion of the cable between Japan and Corea
Is considered significant of the Imminence
of Important operations at Port Arthur,
the Japanese having taken precaution, as
usual, to cut the only means of communi
cation with the outside world and thus en
able its naval and military forcea to work
with absolute secrecy.
No attention Is paid in London to rumors
that the storming of ths fortress has al
ready begun, because It Is known that at
the battle of Kin Chou General Oku had
exhausted his ammunition, and an Insuffi
cient period haa elapsed during which the
stores of ammunition could be renewed and
siege guns brought Ino position. .
It is considered likely that Admiral Togo
Is not averse to Port Arthur wasting Ita
ammunition In constant ' encounters with
the gunboats. This . may explain tha
rumored bombardments, while . the firing"
on the land aide may be due to preliminary -operations,
having for their purpose ths
driving in of the Russian forces. '
(Inlet Excites Apprehension.
ST. PETERSBURG, Jans aThe reports
or nuruvs irvm a uu iiwcu in I ui i nr
thur coming in from foreign sources arouse
. w i . ,.. . . i- rr.. - x . & ,
in. uvvuuBi uiiaresi ncrv. 119 sruvnriiinciu, .
not having meana of communication with
the fortress, accepts them with reserve.
The tension over ths situation at the thea
ter of war Is manifestly Increasing. Tha
general staff is becoming ' more reticent
and the publlo la convinced that an ' im
portant battle, which may decide the fata .
of' the campaign is impending. ' Tha out
post engagements between the main armies
of General Kouropatkln and... General
Kurokl have suddenly ceased. Such a lull
frequently occurs after two armies hav
been for some time In touch and Juat be
fore they are ready to strike. Kurokl has
not yet moved, according to ths latest ad
vices, but Is drawing In his skirmishers as
if preparing to do so. Developments on ths
lower part of the IJao Tung peninsula may
determine when and where th two armls
will com In collision. Kouropatkln haa
elaborately fortified his position at Lisa
Yang In anticipation of a possible forward
movement on the part ef Kurokl and the
army landed at Taku Shan, but Kurokl's
failure to assume the aggressive and ap
proach ' of the rainy season, which would
stop operations aa well as the. pressure to
Irapedo General Oku'a army, may have
been determining factors In .dispatching a
force aouthward, the strength of which la
aa much a mystery as ever.
The Japanese apparently are not avers
to this movement, having already with
drawn before it to below Watandian. If
Kurokl should push In behind this foros
serosa ths head of the Llao Tung psnliv
sula, Kouropatkln, In th opinion of mili
tary experts, with nothing to fear on his 1
flank, is certain to come down from thn
north and a decisive battle might oocur In '
the neighborhood of Tal Cheng.
The admiralty la convinced that either
the battleship Yashlma or the battleship
Bhlklshlma has been lost off Tallenwan.
MILITARY CRITICS ARE AT SEA
Unable to Fathom Advance and Urn
treat of Japanese.
(Copyright, by New York Herald Co., 1904.)
ST. PETERSBURG, June 8. New York
Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to
Ths Bee.) The only news received todsy
was that after an engagement at Wsfan
dlen, th Japanese having 330 killed, retired .
to Tslen Chu, apparently believing ths
Russians were advancing In fore.
Transports, twenty-five In number, with
full munitions and stores, srs awaiting th
clearance of the mines from Tallenwan.
Here the military critics ar thoroughly
nonplussed at th situation arid all agree
that no Immediate move will be made to
ward the rescue of Port Arthur and that
the Japanese retreat Is In the nature of a
feint and no Important action will take
plaes In the north until after the rainy aea
aon. Two regiments of Ural Cossscks. th
pride and pick of the Russian cavalry, have
been ordered to the front.
COSSACKS SLAY COHBAt OFFICER
Angered Becanse of Refnal to Far
'(Copyright, by New York Herald Co., 1901.)
SEOUL, June I. (New York Herald
Cablegram Special Telegram to Th Be.)
The Corean governor of Kowan dlatrlct
ha bee,n seriously wounded In th chest
by a Russian bayonet, his refusal to fur.
nlsh fodder and provisions having angered
Cossack scouting parties concentrating at
REPORT THAT JAPS ARB RKHLIRI)
Aliened that Attack la Msde sl'innl.
taneouslr by f.aad and Ses.
'LONDON, June .-A disputed to Ruler's
Telegram company from St. Pvteraburg
transmits the follawlng from Lluo Yang:
"Tha Japanese on Jun (, according to
I Chins rtporta, mad several suituswal
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