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RUSSIAN BOATS SINK
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; JAPANESE NOW 0 t!-TA TC1IE K!A0
j ZonnpatJa EeporU ' f Eassiaa Fosi
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I TVma OPERATION r l?M KEN
ITenaxs Liao Yng and n Eoada ted
KANY IMPORTANT POINTS ARE TAKEN
i ka Mores Steadily mad How Holds
Alt the Topoaraphleal Krji to
Ihe Country I a Front of
Russian l ine.
CHE FOO, July 27. p. ni. Ru"lan refu
gees who have arrived here report that the
Lieutenant Burkttc-ff and two other Rus
tlan torpedo boat destroyers were torpedoed
and totally destroyed by the Japanese on
the night of July 2T.
Would Cut Off Konropatkln.
TIEN TSIN, July 2t5,-Gcnerals Kurokl
and Nogl arc endeavoring- to form a June
tlon so as to cut oft General Kouropatkin'
army between LJao Yung and Mukden.
Russian Look Forward to Defeat.
LONDON, July 28.-CnbIlng under date of
July 28 the New Chwang correspondent of
the Dally Mall Says:
"One hundred and fifty Japanese cavalry
Who entered over night had orders to re
turn to Ta Tche KlaO, but remained until
morning at the urgent request of the Brit
ish and American consuls.
"The Japanese have not pursued the fiee
Jnaf enemy, as they desire to co-operate
wlLh ths First army In a decisive battle
between Hal Cheng and Liao Lang, which,
even In the opinion of F.tisslan officers, will
result In a Ilusslan defeat and will termi
nate the campaign."
' General Oka Attacks at Mht.
TOKIO, July 27.-3 p. ' m. In a daring
night attack asnlnst a Russian force estl
nmted at five divisions, with 100 guns,
General Oku succeeded In driving tha
enemy from tlielr strong line of defense
south of Ta Tche Kino.
Advancing on Sundr General Oku found
a superior force con Ving him and that
a heavy artillery fire rtim the enemy was
chocking his men. He thereupon decided
to hold the positions he then held and to
attempt a nlsht surprise. This was suc
eeissfij. tha J.ipnhese troops hustling .the.
R! ; lanei' Into retreat to Ta. Tche Klao.
The Japanese hud only SCO casualties. No
estimates of the Russian losses are given.
The Takushan army.Xd not participate
Jn this fight. It being located to the east
of Ta Tche Kino. Moving to the north
west, this Takushnn force fought and won
a seperate action' on Friday, July 22, at
PanllriK. losing thirty-one men.
On Bunday morning at 9 o'clock the
Japanese right had reached a bluff a little
less than two miles from Talplng moun
tain. At 6 o'clock In the uftcrnoon the
Russian batteries posted In various posi
tions on the high ground opened with
' vlr, shilling the advancing Japanese line.
The strength of the Russians gradually
'developed during the day. The rt.tis.Mlnn
fro prevented a general advance and de
termined General Oku to decide to await
the advent of darkness to deliver a night
. tituldenly, at 19 o'clock Sunday night, the
eutire Japanese right was hurled against
. tli first Hussion position east and west
of TaJpiug mountain and easily captured
It. At midnight the second position was
attacked and by dawn the Japanese occu
' vied the eminent to the east of Slian
LchUtun, The Kusaluns were In retreat
' toward Ta Tche KJuo. At 7 o'clock Mon
; day morning the' Japanese seised Chenyehi
i shan w ithout resistance and pursued the
Russian force toward Ta Tche Klao.
Kouropatkin Coiltmi Jap Success.
1 ?, rJCTE"SBUP.Q, July 7. A telegram
t rota' General Kouropatkin was received to
; day conr.ru;li g the occupation of Ta Tche
lU&o by the Japanese July 6 and adding
tluit a Japanesa dlvlulou had moved on
' A toli.iiaia from General Kouropatkin,
' 1:1a J ywlurday, refers to a suspension of
! the Jiijjanetie advance. A Japanese division
then holding Ta Tche Kla), with oui
juatt sevaral miles northward of the main
General Btackelltei g"s and General Zarou-
lllf' corpa were at Hal Cheng, but the
jer guard of the Rusalan army was half
' Vuy between Iial Cheng and Ta Tcha
JZlito, Tlia Japaneee, It was tlieh believed,
wJe j.rohal.ly halting as uiual with them
after eiii h advance to recuperate and en
trench. To Japanese divisions were Hear
ing fc:mou' l.en, whUh bear the same re
lation to Hal Chenff as Tangchl doe to Ta
T. !.. T.'.-o. Tl.ev f icc were bIho atop
jl.ig end throwing up earthworks eight
nilK-a Boutheuct of f-.!mouo!icii, which Is
Iroiis'y hfchl by Jhe liutiana fcklrBdnh
ers from either side were within Breaking
Tie Jupitm se continue to menace Uao
"Snt.4' coinmuiih atloiis by concentrating
j trou-t at B kstyiui, but no fuithcr ad
ViiiiLti l.iid been rnado yesterday toward
1.1 j O laiisf or Mukden,
a ( upliirtl Imiiorlttat Points.
Xt-!.; ), July ST. lo:3o a m. The army of
Ci'i.diul t'ku, iiimblnid with what Is known
i.s t1 ' forces, attacked Ta Tche
I-Jiio f .-.ndy i.U, ht and on Mondu y cap
tured r. l the Itrpurtaiit tiigrKi'ldc-4 kivs,
Tl.e .i.. i u forces connitUed of five Uivla
l.tia. 1 'he luEdS are unknown.
liilk Bdoadron Goea Bonlh.
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l,..l,'v.t..k .uai'rou v. us seen Uty nle
nt thi 'Jtk'o l;-y a-t kJawn tl.l niornliig.
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CCLC"DIAN CCriGHESS ANCPiY
rata Off All Relatlona aad Ca-eU
All Treatlee with tbe jilted
Cnpyrlght by New Tork Herald Co. 1904.)
PAN A MA, July r. (New York Herald
Cablegram Special Telegram to The Bee.)
Under the date of July 20 the Herald's
correspondent In Bogota cables:
"Congress met today with Joaquin Vclei
president of the senate and Concha Perei
Soto rnenker of the house. Iails M. Cairo
represented Tanama. The house passed
on first debate a motion declaring the
annulment of the existing treaties between
the United States and Columbia and can
celling ell diplomatic and consular exe
quaturs. "The senate unanimously parsed a resolu
tion protesting against the separation of
Panama and refusing to recognise In any
way, shape or manner the declaration of
Independence made on November 3, 1903.
A protest couched In energetic terms
against the Intervention on the part of the
United States was also passed.
"There is groat excitement In Bogota."
PART OF THE GENERAL PLAN
Rueslaa Retreat Is Aecordlaat to
Orders and Belongs to Koaro
(Copyright, by New Yc Herald Co., 1904.)
ST. PETERSBURG, July 37. (New York
Herald Cablegram Bpeclal Telegram to
The Bee.) The mystery of the long cruise
taken by i the Vladivostok squadron Is ac
counted for by a cleverly arranged system
for coaling at sea.
The fall of New Chwang and Ta Tche
Klao Is accepted here In almost a chferful
spirit, being prpclalmed as part o,f Kouro
patkln's plan of giving engagement and
Inflicting heavy loss on the enemy and
then retiring, whether the battle be won
or lost. This Is fully borne out by the re
ports from the generals almost invariably
ending by saying, "according to orders
previously given, our forces retired in per
I told you a long time ago that a retreat
on Liao Yang was fully calculated upon,
but only after a stubborn resistance, the
Idea being1 to exhaust and Uimlninh the
enemy's forces, while drawing him away
from his baao.
General Kouropatkln's recent visit to
Viceroy Alexleff Is connected with the
possibilities of a retreat on Harbin in the
near future, should the tactics of the Jap
anese render it necessary.
RUSSIA DOtS ROT ItKCEDE A1Y INCH
Maintains aad Will Assert Right ta
. Search Anywhere at Set,
(Copyright by Now York Herald Co., 3104.)
ST. PKTEH8I5URO, July 27. -(New York
World Cablegram Special Telegram to The
Bee.) Unmitigated surprise la expressed In
governmental circles at the willful mis
construction which correspondents of Eng
lish newspapers here, including Router's
agency, In the nccount sent out referring
to the Malacca affair, according to which
the Malacca was to be given up at once
and promises given that no further eelzures
would be made in the Red sea, the em
peror's name being even brought In as
having used his personal influence to effect
this wondrous Submission of Russian In
terests to the gratification of British "Jingo
Ism." According to the same correspond,
ents. to Sir Charles Hardlnge was contlded
the delivery of what was tatamount to an
ultimatum, which Count Lamadorff prompt
ly submitted. This attempt to persuade the
world that a sort of a fuahoda'haa been
worked upon Russia Is warmly rvsented
here, and I am enabled from the hlgnast
authority to state once for all that B'.issla
has not the slightest intention of desisting
from the right of searching the Red sea
or from using Its volunteer fleet and cruis
ers to capture ships carrying contraband
of war wherever it choses to do so.
This is clearly shown by the capture of
the Formosa, another Peninsular and Ori
ental steamer, since the Malacca was seised
In the same waters.
As everyone knows, the Malacca was not
given up and will ba surrendered only
when the Russian consul at Tangier gives
the government assurances that the cargo
really belonged to the British government
and that no contraband Is aboard.
I am authorized to cay that Sir Charles
Hardlnge's message was- a protest and In
nowise an ultimatum, and, further, that
the right pf search will be even more vig
orously enforced In the Red Bea than else
where, gunboats being sent to replace the
8t. Petersburg and the" Smolensk, whose
coal capacity renders them more useful
in other directions, which I am not auth
orized to statu and which may easily bo
"If we make mistakes and cause a loss
to ships by delays," said my authority,
"we shall naturally give satisfaction."
This is already being done in the case
of the Scandla,
"But what about the Knight Com
mander?" I asked 1:1m.
lie replied: "It is well known that ao-
coidlng to the iuiurriaikmal regulations of
war It Is recogulzed us perfectly legitimate
to forthwith sink any ship found with
more than one-half of Its cargo compoad
of munitions of war."
These words are worthy of the most
serious consideration as expresxlng exactly
the condition of the SMOtlment In govern
Inant circles here and the ahaolule determ
ination to try by ever means possible to
suppress wnut me oinciai quoted calls a
general! systematic carrying of contra
til tMl RKEhl 1M rOHEIGX LOAN
Asserted that Government Mas Blonejr
for All Heeds.
fT. rtTERSliURO. July 17. M. Witte.
piejsi.hiit of the commit tea of miulaters, is
cxperted to arrive In Bt. Petersburg at
the end of the Week, lie will report di
rect to the emperor on the result of thi
liuMO-Germun commercial treaty negotln
i!ons. It U bdlnved here that whllo they
h ive lint tx-.-u d finitely concluded'-sumo
hilclit:. Wnte. Te'ItOVed, fclVtlg S'-(d g round
to tun a that a ioji.jI. u Shieunitiul will
. In ti ! r t- d.-i ..fi u;;'. l..t t! id no
ner.eos:!y t.;r a n. w fun, . ,u I in at present
the .Ji .-,.,.(. I'rt i-.(l!r ; Jt-nt wus
BhOWII 11. o I. IIKl.t's )...lin.o thw t, Juft
1 '! J. It ct.i wji free hi the iicisury over
I ') la $ '.1 m..l In nia l-i. k
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CANNON NOTIFIES ROOSEVELT
la Able Addre Chairman Tells Candidate
of Con?estioa'i Work.
PRESIDENT RESPONDS TO NOTIFICATION
Short Speech Teaches I'pon Many of
the Issnes of Coming Cam
pals; from Republican
OYSTER BAT, 4. Y., July XI. Theodore
Roosevelt today formally opened the poHt.
cal campaign of 1904 at his country home.
Sagamore Hill. Surrounded by his family
and relatives and friends, and In the pres
ence of an assemblage of men distinguished
In all walks ot life, he formally received
and accepted the nomination of the repub
lican party for president of the United
President Roosevelt's speech of cccept-
anco was characteristically forceful and
direct In argument and replete with epl-
grammatla passages. It was received with
immense enthusiasm by his auditors. Pros
perity may be said to be the keynote of
the address, while the achievements of the
republican party in statesmanship at home
and abroad were depicted with the touch
of a skilled hand. - His satirical references
to tbe democratic party aroused laughter
As the president concluded his speech
Speaker Joseph G, Cannon, chairman of
Aha notification commit toe, grasped his
hand and congratulated him cordially.
George B. Cortelyau, chairman of the
national republican committee, then ex
tended his congratulations. He was fol
lowed by alt the members of the notifica
tion committee and the guests. The speech
of the president will be circulated exten
sively in the campaign, as aside from the
letter of acceptance which he will Issue
In a few weeks, it probably wljl be his
only publlo utterance during the campaign.
Ceremonies Were Simple.
From the arrival of the special train
from New York with the notification com
mittee aboard until Its departure not a
hitch occurred. It was in accordance with
the wishes of the president that the cere
mony be made as simple as possible. The
formal notification of the action of the
convention was made, on behalf of a com
mittee representing every stato and terri
tory in the , United States, by Joseph G.
Cannon, speaker of the national house of
Speaker Cannon and his committee . of
notification, together' with many of the
Invited guests, arrived on a special train
from New York at 11:30 In the morning,
the run from New York having beqn made
In an, hour. The attendance of the mem
bers of the committee was notably large,
regrets being received from only three,
James N. Combs of Florida, Senator
Chauncey M. Dcpew of New York and
Senator Clarence D. Clark of Wyoming.
Senator Depcw Is in Europe and Senator
Clark was prevented by important business
from being present.
President Receives lu. Pevmon.'
About 135 persons were present at the
ceremony. On account of the isolation of
Sagamoro Hill and the lack of carriages,
a greater number was not invited. Presi
dent Roosevelt personally received the
members of the committee and the other
guests as they arrived at Sagamore Hill.
He knew almost . every man personally.
After the visitors had been greeted by the
president Secretary Loeb presented each
one to Mrs. Roosevelt and to Miss Alice
Roosevelt. Mrs. Roosevelt extended to all
a cordial welcome. .
Shortly after noon all of the guests had
arrived, but the ceremony of notification
did not begin until 12:37 p. m. After some
consultation between the president.
Speaker Cannon, Chairman Cortelyou and
Secretary Loeb, U was decided to hold the
exercises on the veranda The heat was
too great to admit of the guests being
requested to sit on the lawn. It was
found that all the guests could easily as
semble on the veranda within easy hear
ing of the speakers.
The ceremony was Informal. As Speaker
Cannon, attired In a dark gray frock ault,
stepped on a chair near the veranda rail
ing he was greeted cordially. While he
read the notification. President Roosevelt
stood at his right hand, giving close atten
tion to the address. -
Mrs. Roosevelt, surrounded by her chil
dren, Kermlt, Ethel and Quentln, stood
facing Mr, Cannon almost in the center
of the crowd. Mr. Cannon was frequently
Interrupted by applause. Ills thiiuts at
the democratic party, his references to the
tariff and to the gold standard and to the
construction of the Panama canal, aroused
much enthusiasm. He spoke as follows;
Mr. President: The people of the United
States by blood, hereulty, education and
iu'aclice are a self-governing people. Wo
lave somettmea been suhject to prejudice
and emhurruHiiment from harmful condl
iiuiis, but we nave outgrown prejudice
and overcome conditions as raj. Idly as
posiilhle, having due regard to law and
the lights of Individuals. We have some
times made mistakes from a fulae eiie
ut tecuiity or from a desire to change
policies. Instead of letting well enouxh
alone, inoridy to see what would huppen,
but we have always puld the penalty of
unwise action at the ballot box and en
dured the suffering until under the law,
through the ballot box, we have returned
to correct Policies. Tested by exiwrlente
no nation nas so successfully solved all
problems and chosen proper policies as
our nation. Under the lead of the repub
lican party for over forty yars. the United
blalea from being a if.lrd-clufca power
arujng the iiiti,ji,a liteM become in every re
spect first. The eople rule. The people
ruling It is rtece-riir)' that they should be
competent to ruie. Competency requires
rot only phi riotism. but material well
being, education and stulecralt.
liberal coiimenna tuu for hsbor makes
liberal customers for oor piouucts. l.'nder
this policy of protection our home market
afford all our people a better market than
has any other peuple on earth, and this,
toil, even If we did not tvil any of our
M'uuucts abroad. In addition to thut, we
have come to be the greatest exporting
cation la the worm, for the year uixiing
June 3t, lt4, our exports to foreign coun
tries were valued at IMuO.OiC.Uk). of which
lo.tK.y -0 were products of the factory.
I l.i world fell 111 cuv debt laat year t-i.U -OtAi
nob, an lucreaae of $,'&,oju,Uixj over the pre
Dilemma, el lieuiouracy.
This policy of protection has always been
opposed ty toe opponents or ice republican
puny uiu la i pirfced by ttiarn tuoay. In
their lunt lial!oi.l platfurm. ituopled at tel.
l.ouLs. mcy announce nruiecUtm an roooeiy.
'J Ley never have been ittven power, but
they proceeded byNvord and ftf t to destroy
tue p:hy of proiec!Uiu '1 iieir platform Is
lie silent as the fciave touching the gold
UMmrd and our currency Meiii. T'.eir
elioncn leaovr, feller l'1 lem:il,l.tloii, hating
been US silent an the !.liu& Up to that
tune, eiit hi ie'eKrm, crt.vlug It) eubslaiice
thai the K"ld tUli.lalll 1 e t Wi 1 . 1 1 1 1 . . 1 lld
that be Wl'l poveiu ItJninclf accoi ajitly If
ho ahoiild be teleeleu.
Correct revenue law, protection or free
ro lb E"iU i.i." 'i i .' a our cuirency"
Vhl-IH. H 1 1 U. pnd C- " HI the He h I ' . .e I . ct
ir.e uiti j. ,1 n y of ocr people von o m the
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Nominated for Ceraor --9 the First
IJallot at ' e FepuliJIeaa
State ( itventjon.
ST. JOSEPH, Ji. y IT.-Hon. Cyrus T.
Walbrldge of St. Ivibts, was nominated for
governor of Mlsmtirl at 10:45 tonight on
the first ballot taken by the Hate repub
lican convention. He polled 6J votes out
of a total of 7"S. F'nator John C. McKln
ley of Unlonvllle polled 151 votes, J. H.
Bothwell of Sedolla 1CMH and Leo Rassieur
of St. Louis 45.
The convention met to nominate a com
plete state ticket. Thomas J. Atkins, chair
man of the state committee, In calling the
gathering to order, said among other
We want this state to a factor in
the affairs of the nation. We want It to
Join hands with the progresntye states
of Iowa, Illinois and Ohio and h!p Bolve
the great problems that now confront us,
rather than sit on the fence and watcti
the procession eo by. At biat 75 per cent
of the voleis who have ufiiiiated with the
democratic ptrty In this state desire the
destruction of the state house ring, the
moat daring and -isnnerotis bend of polit
ical pirates that ever infested any state.
Congressman Richard Bartholdt of 8L
Louis was introduced as temporary chair
man. In the course pf his speech he said:
We accept the challenge that the para
mount Issue In our tate Is honest ad
ministration. But if this is the true Issue,
then our democratic friends make the hu
miliating conieeMlon that the state admin
istration is not hen.-wt. Can a leopard
change h's spots.? t'n one inun, tied hand
and foot to a powcr'ul machine, change
the course of the RvernmentT Not a
change of men within the same rnrty bttt
a change of partlc is the demand of the
hour in Missouri.
A telegram conqratulalng President
Roosevelt on his nomination and pledging
him the eupport " r t the republicans of
Missouri was ord-r ' sent to Oyster Bay.
The president was j that a strong effort
would be made to t iver Missouri's elec
toral vote to him. . t-
The committee on permanent organisation
selected ex-Congresnman Charles Burton
for permanent chairman of the convention.
AH other temporary officers were made
permanent. Another test of strength will
come with the manner of selecting a state
chairman. Opponents of, Mr. Walbrldge
Insist upon the election of a state chairman
by the convention.
Hon. Walter 8. Dickey of Kansas City
leads the fight for the selection of chair
man by the state committee, the nominee
for governor acting In an advisory capa
city. Chairman T. J. Aklns, who has been
elected national committeeman, is opposed
to a change.
Chairman Burton, in a short speech, paid
a touching tribute to Senator Vest, who
lies at death's door. The following tele
gram was sent 7y the convention:
Mrs. George G. Vert. Sweet Springs, Mo,:
The republicans of llleourl extend to you
their tendereat pympathles In the hour of
your anxiety. Ihe unquestioned Integrity
and unsullied honor of your distinguished
husband will be not only a priceless herit
age to you and yours, but to every cltiaen
of the state. .
The convention adjourned without select
ing any further nominees until :30 to
morrow morning. ,
KURPHY CALLS C.i PARKER
Rcachew Kaopna stjid e Candidate
Aheadi of the National
ESOPUS, N. Y., July 27. Very import
ant from a political standpoint was the ar
rival -here today of Charles E. Murphy,
the Tammany leader; Judge Morgan ' J.
O'Brien and Senator Victor J. Dowllng, of
New York, and Thomas F. Conway of
Plattsburg. They came unannounced bo
far as any definite information could be
hsd at Roaemount, although it is known
here Judge Parker received word of the
proposed visit last night.
Mr.' Murphy and his colleagues of Tam
many hall forestalled the members of the
national committee. . They arrived two
hours or more In advance of the national
Justice O'Brien looked after the Intro
ductions and chairs were then drawn to
gether for a close conference, after which
Judge Parker and Mr. Murphy withdrew
from the rest of the party and engaged
in a long -conversation.
That the men who are to have charge
of the campaign work should know the
candidates intimately was the purpose of
today's visit and no political conference
was a part of the program.
Besides the member of the committee
quite a number of democrats Tvere in tbe
party, including August Belmont, Ferry
Belmont. David B. H1U and John P, Hop
kins. Mr. Hill, who last night Bald he
would not go to EsopMs today, changed
his mind and determined to stop off for a
short time on his way home. He thought it
necessary, he remarket1, to assure the
Judge that his opponent would l;ot get a
single vote in Alaska.
Mr. Hill held the proxy for that terri
tory at the -meeting of the committee yes
terday. The reception which took plate
at Roaemount after the arrival of the
national committeemen waa of a hand
shaking character. Nearly all the mem
bers of the committee greeted the Tam
many hall delegation cordially. When
Senator Hill mounted the veranda Mr.
Murphy stepped forward and put out his
hand. "How are you, MurphyT" Bald the
senator. Mr. Murphy's greeting could not
be heard, but there appeared to be no
lack of warmth. Senator Dowllnj was
present and the trio conversed together
for fully five minutes. Another vignitlcant
meeting was between Senator Hill and
Mr. Conway, who have been political ene
mies for some time.
The harmonizing Influences which have
been at work in New York for several
weeks seemed to have borne fruit. After
the greetings had been concluded the
visitors discussed various topics. Na
tioiiaJ Chairman Taggart was the center
of a large group and campaign plans were
discussed. ' To the Aaeotlated Press repre
sentative Mr. Taggart said he would call
a meeting of the national committee Im
mediately upon returning to New York.
The question of opening headquarters
would be taken up. The delegation re
turned to Now York on sj afternoon
train. . ,' ,
Blay C'nanire Western Headquarters.
NKW YORK, July 27. Chairman Taggart
Is discussing the advisability of establish
ing western democratic headquarters at In
dianapolis instead of Chicago, on the
ground that Indiana Is a very important
state, lie will defer to the Judgment of
the executive coniniitteo, however.
North Dakota Uruucitli Meet,
GRAND FORK 3, N. D., July iT.-Tlio
democratic statu convention Ik In session
here today with A. C. Burr of Bottineau
as temporary chulrinan. M. F. IUkkb I
tha only man mentioned as candidate for
1'e.rker Mill sleet Ilra.
CHICAGO, July 27. Judge l'urker, the
din.'itlc plci.ldeFitiiil Cahdl.ljip,', toiUy
i.. ::-or Uarrir.on t.f his lnab!:!(y ta
I ! Ccll.oilallj Jll.t.'iu,(at:ua
RAILROAD ASSAULT BEGINS
Tax Commissioner Folleyi Opens Tire on
ENCOUNTERS OPPOSITION FROM REED
Dooglas Cooaty Assessor Challenges
Figures of Railroad Man and
1'olnta Ont Where He Haa
Made Mistakes, j
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, July 27. (Special.-Th1a was
railroad day before the State Board of
Equalisation and Mr. Polleye, of the allied
corporations, came down loaded with sta
tistics, but Just the same Douglas county
scored again. Mr. Polleys, in speaking of
the Doiigias county land values, made his
comparison with the assessment made by
City Tax Commissioner Fleming, and this
was his fatal error. By this comparison
he showed that Douglas county land had
been assessed at 87 per cent of the land
sales, and It was upon that basis that he
made his argument.
At the conclusion of his talk County As
sessor Reed filed with the board a state
ment of some 00 transfers which showed
that 'his assessment In Omaha was more
than the selling price of the same land. He
told the board that Mr. Polleye" argument
was absolutely absurd and that It should
have no weight insofar as Douglas county
The two became involved in a hqnted ar
gument when Mr. Reed nnouncpa that
Polleys had not taken his figures for a
comparison, because they would not suit
his purpose, and that bad he done so he
would have had no argument to make
against the Douglaa county assessment,
Pollers Explains Figaros.
To find what he considered the real value
of real estate Mr. Polleys had worked
under the Wisconsin rule, and he told the
board it made no difference whether ate
used Fleming's figures or Reed's figures.
He was willing to agree to drop out of his
calculation 11,500,000 worth of property
which Omaha had not assessed this year
and admitted that thle would bring up the
assessment to something like $0 per cent
of the real value. Mr. Polleys made his
comparisons on 3?0 transfers. He and Mr.
Reed made a comparison of the selling
price, the Fleming figures and the Reed
figures on sixty transfers, with thle result:
Fleming, aggregate valuation, $422,230;
Reed, 1445,160; sales, S4&5.747. As soon as
this was made Mr. Reed produced evidence
where many of the transfers that had been
considered had a larger price named In the
deed than was actually paid for the prop
erty, which latter sum was net aa high as
his assessment. These instances he filed
with the board. In all there being some-'
thing like 500 transfers which showed that
his assessment was higher than the Belling
price. Of sales made in 1904, aggregating
11, fiil, 404. 50, Mr. Reed's assessment was $1,
613.886. ' ,
By using ths Fleming figures for a com
parison and workhig .undor the Wisconsin
system, Mr. Polleye showed that Fleming
hd made the aggregate land assessment
338.911,105, while the true value was HU.lfii
100, or an excess of 14,t50.5. ' It was these
figures that Mr. Reed tore to pieces. ,
Polleye Fife-area for State.
During his talk Mr. Polleys Insisted that
the aggregate valuation of the realty of
the state should be tl,000,000,0o0, when It had
been returned at 2,00C,0OO. He wanted the
land values increased 3176,000,001. In sup
port of this contention he said that the aa
sessment of the land sold was not more
than S6 per cent of the sale value, and,
therefore, the same would prove true on all
the land In . the state. He filed with the
board a number of tables, in which com
putation he assured the board he had not
taken into consideration any abnormal
sales. lie . divided the land lntd three
classes in order to get around the claim
made that only the most valuable land was
being sold. , ,
While Mr. Polleys waa the star talker of
the day, he did not get before the board
until 4 o'clock, a number of counties having
gotten ahead of him.. Among those who
wore here and who talked were County At
torney Sundean of Saunders, Judge Bryant,
representing Cedar county; Tom Major,
Judge Stull, Representative Good, County
Assessor Maxwell of Nemaha, and repre
sentatives from Johnson, Gage and Paw
nee, who arrived after ( o'clock, and many
other. Very few of them had kick to
make on their assessment, but they wanted
to be let alone' or have the other fellow
Cat the WUeonaiat Method,
When he began to talk Mr. Polleys as
sured the board that he intended to try to
help get at the true value of land, and
while he took Into his calculations only a
few counties he wanted It distinctly under
stood that he had no particular grudge
against any of them. He advocated the
Wisconsin idea of getting at the true value
of land, which, aa he filed It with the
board, la this: "The arithmetical and log
ical formula evolved by the Wisconsin tax
commission and used by it for several
years pas! In determining the true realty
value cf that state, is in the form of a
problem In proportion, and is ae follows:
As the total assessed value of the land
sold In a district or county is to the total
consideration paid for three lands, so is the
total assessed value of all the lands In the
district to the actual or market value of
the lands therein."
Based on that theory he filed this State
ment with the board:
The following table shows the approxi
mate true value 6f eil the real estate
(buth land and lota In each of the coun
tlas below named, aa determined by the
ratio process adopted and used by the
Wisconsin 'lax coiiiuiliinlon; auto the ratio
of the realty value of such counties as
reported to the state board, as compared
with such true value:
9 It -
a 1 2
Waoh..l 14.H3.2.'!t) "
Burt... l,i:M"d W HI.
I-an'er. 44 .i.i") li.','a
W ley ne U.u,;,s:i ixi.iJ
$ IS 1.2 (..
4, A.J, 4' C
I l.l" i l
3 0.14. i"2
14, ' .' '
ls4.8b3.tl..,... I-V7.444i.4j2j t.UM
cope of Ilia Attaek.
r..ltiilnarv to tllins his table Itr.
lleys re.d from a prepared statement
point he Intended to enlargo upon as
The true value or every parcel of (hi.
e iut etate In each cminiv of Ne
wka has l e-n ont line led In 1 by the
uiy .aes.-ioie ami the.'r UcpcMe
:ecrnt HU'., Under norma! V ,. 1 1 1 lop a
f,.r i i ! I , of IliooWohH i,,in,l of iu.il
11 P.'Tei-U l.f oloe and orl,l In nil
ta of the County li.fl.tll a lesonel.
. Itt PrOl. A f..r li.,1'1 I i 1 1 I I I 4 . t ii
ri.mu.io collectings how i.tiiy the
.1 m "j ! ' 1 1 1
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair and Warmer) Friday Fair.
Temperatar mt Omaha Trsterdayi
IToar. Dear. Hoar. Dee".
ft a, m...... !! 1 p. m HO
H a. m (It 3 n, m M
T n. aa ...... C7 3 p. m r-1
H a. m ...... s 4 p. ra Mt
a. as .7.1 B p. m 81
10 n. m r . m
11 a. tn NO 7p. m ft
13 ra.... 81 H p. m...... TT
p. ta T
POSTCFFICE CLERX DECAf.'PS
George W. Roeeo Takes Saddest LeSTt
of Money Order Depart
George W. Rocco, for the last five year
a clerk In the money order department of
the Omaha poatofftce. Is missing and ex
perts at work on the records In the office
assert that he Is an emhessler to the ex
tent of $.0 or tioo. Rocco disappeared
from the offlce.,last Monday morning under
circumstances that were auspicious Bnd
Postmaster Palmer Immediately started an
Investigation of the money order records
which had been In his keerlng. The Inves
tigation, which Is not concluded, goej back
over a period of more than two years,
nd the Inspectors find that Rocco'B pecu
lations cover that much time, but will not
amount to more than tc0.
The method by which the clerk appropri
ated the government' money to his own
use was by entering up foreign money
orders at amounts less than they were
really Issued for. For Instsnce, he wnuld
sell a foreign money order for ISO, make
the record show that It was Issued for 330
and put the difference, 350, In his pocket.
So cleverly did Rocco work his system
that three inspections of his department
within the last two year failed to reveal
Shortage on CIreee Day."
Postmastor Palmer thinka it not likely
that Rocco would have decamped had he
succeeded In an effort to cover up a short
age in his each for Wednesday, July 20.
On the evening of that day Rocco reported
that his cash for the day's business was
300 short. Thursday morning he told Post
master Palmer that he had sold a numbea
of money orders the day before to a Mr.
Turner of the Ringllng Brothers show and
he thought he had made a mistake In
taking $80 short of the amount of these
order. He asked permlaaion of the post
master to go to Falls City, where the show
appeared In Friday, to collect the short
age from Turner, postmaster Palmer had
confidence in the clerk and suspecting
nothing irregular let Rocco off to go to
Fslbi City. Saturday morning Rooco re
turned to his post of duty and reported to
Postmaster Palmer that he had seen Mr.
Turner at Falls City; that the showman
had acknowledged a shortage of 190 In
the payment for his money order and had
promised to remit the amount direct to
the postmaster. When Monday; morning
came and no remittance from the showman
had been received, Rocco asked Postmaster
Palmer to allow him to go to Kansas City
to see Turner again. The ( postmaster
could not understand why a second visit
by . Rocco wa necessary and suggested
that the poatofflce .inspector t Kanaaa
City be. telegraphed to call on Turner for
an explanation of hi failure to remit.
Inspector Get Into Caae.
Rocco wa finally told that he could not
go to Kansas City and that the inspector
there had been telegraphed to attend to
the matter. This wa about 9 o'clock
Monday morning and within an hour Rocco
left the poetoffice. About the time Rocco
took his departure telegram were received
from Kansas City inspectors saying that
the circus people knew nothing of any pre
tended shortage in the payment for money
orders at Omaha. Later on it was learned
that Rooco had never made the trip to
Falls City, but had been merely playing
fof time tn which to cover up Ills shortage
for Wednesday, July 20.
After leaving the postofflce some time
between 8 nd 10 o'clock Monday morning
Rocco did not go to hie home, but disap
peared so nicely thrtt the postofflce In
spector have not been able to get any
trace of' him since. It was after this
sudden- disappearance that the work of
investigating the foreign money order
records wa begun. If the clerk had not
failed to make good his shortage of Wed
nesday of last week and thus been forced
to decamp, the suspicion that led to the
uncovering of hla other peculations would
not have been aroused.
George V. Rocco Wa born and raised
In Omaha. He I about SO years of age
and ha a wife and four children and a
widowed mother, who are left in almost
destitute circumstances at 2018 Pierce
atreet. The oldest of the children 1 but
t year of ege.
WANTS STRIXECALLED OFF
Governor Peabody lays Union Shonld
Quit Now the Militia Is
DENVER, July 27. Adjutant General
Sherman M. Bell haa expressed dissent
from the opinion of Governor Peabody that
the Cripple Crevk district I sufficiently
pacified to justify the withdrawal of the
national guard. "I look for a clash now
that military rule 1 ended," said he.
"I have called off the militia, said Gov
ernor Peabody. "Now let the unions do the
proper thing and call off the strike."
Wjiliam D. Haywood, secretary-treasurer
of the Western Federation of Miners, said
today: "The tailing oil of the militia has
not the sllghest logical bearing upon the
proposition to call off the strike."
JUDGE PLATT SIGNS DECREE
Action of Foreclosure and Sale Fol
lowing Mortgage Given by Ship
HARTFORD, Conn., July 7.-In the
United States circuit court today Judge
Piatt signed the decree of forecloaure and
sale In the caae of the Mercantile Trust
company, as trustee, and the New York
Security and Trust company, as complain
ant, against the United Utates Ship Build
ing company and the Eastern Ship Build
ing company. A mortgage for tH.OWJ.000
was given In August, lxf'i, to cover an Issue
cf 5 per cent bonds, which were taken by
the complainant. On June 30,, lo3, Inter
est was defaulted' end then action for
foreclosure was taken. j
YALE SOCIETY HONORS KECRO
Graduate of Kew llnvca I'nlversily
L'.ieeted Member of Phi
Ilrta ICapoe. ,
NEW HAVI N, fonn , July 27 William
l'ii kens, a in Pro who giaduaini with high
Icnois ut Yale a month ao, has juat been
adviucl of hla election to meinU-rKl.io lit
tl,u I 1,1 In ta l appa society. He 1 the
oi.y ic-Aio Li. .:.jf tj t'.o got Wf,
PEACE EFFORTS FAIL
Coofarencs Eotweon Stats roard grl
Fgciert Basalts in Disafncintniont.
ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO EE MACE TODAY
Grain Broker Believes Ha Can I.-ing tht
RANKS OF THE STRIKERS Ant ISCXEASED
Ilorseshoers snd Etablomen Go Cut witi
SMALL FIRE ADDS TO GENERAL Tli'JIT
Flames at Swift's Lard Httsery 0ave
elon Commotion aad Several Yo(
Women Are Imprisoned In
CHICAGO. July T7. "W hsd an agres.
me ut with Mr. Donnelly's organization sn
the allied trades which they failed to live
up to, and under the circumstances w da
not care to make any further agreement
This Is the statement which was signed
by the representatives of the packer and
handed to the member of the State Board
of Arbitration tonijthl at the end of a con
ference between the two botiies, held at the
request of the etata board In an endeavor
to bring about another meeting for the
settlement of the butchers' strike between
the packer and the sy-lkfri.
The packer received the state board
courteously and listened to It argument ,
for a peaceable adjuntment of the di;n
culty. The announcement that the packer
were opposed to any further peace nego
tiation with the strikers wa handed to
Nthe board by Arthur Meeker and Thome
Conner, both of Armour Co., who repre
sented the packer.
While from their statement It would p-'
pear that the packers are opposed to inset
lng the striker again on any terms, such
i not (he case. At the last conference be
tween the strikers and the packer the lat
ter Informed the union leader that any
time they expressed a desire to live up to
the original arbitration agreement, signed a
week ago, which provided for the reinstate
ment of the striking butchers inside of
forty-flvo day and for the arbitration of
all grievances, the packers would be will
ing to renew the agreement.
Another Attempt to Bo Made.
The contention of the packers is that
this agreement la still in force, and a
they are unwilling to offer any further
concession to the strikers they sty a re
newal of peace negotiation with the hope
of securing better term would be useless.
The, labor leader ay that when the
butcher went on the second strike because
of alleged discriminations by the packer
in rehiring striking employes, the arbitra
tion agreement was nullified and that It ia
necessary to sign a new agreement before
a settlement can be reached,
After tonight' conference with the Slate
Board of Arbitration Arthur Meeker, man
ager for Armour A Co.,' eatd that the pack
er were still willing to live up to the terms
of the original agreement, but that the
Initiative would have to be taken by the
striker. . ' '
Mr. Meeker also Intimated that the
sooner the striker adopted this course the
better It would be for them, a in hla be
lief If the strike should last longer all the
places of the strikers would be filled by
new men and there would be no necessity
for the packer to wish to settle cn any
basis with their old employe. !
Notwithstanding today's failure to bring
the contesting parties together, another at
tempt, it waa said tonight, would be made
tomorrow to arrange a conference between
the packers and the striker. James H.
Walker, a grain broker on tha Chicago
Board of Trade, Is the man who purposes
to do what the State Board of Arbitration
failed to accomplish. Mr. Walker vra In
consultation tonight with the leader of the
allied trade union and several of the
packer. He sold that he had made con
siderable progress toward the desired con
ference and that it wa hi firm heller that
before tomorrow night he would be ble to
announce that his mission had been a suc
cess. i . ,
Poller ' Rale at Stock Yards.
"Police rule" today wa declared in the
stock yard region. During the day there
were several minor disturbances In s;ie cf
the police, but when night came the, chief
of police said he wa master of the situa
tion. At least 1,000 new employe were taken
into the yrds and put to work. A con
servative estimate of the number cf ani
mals slaughtered today by the d!;Yerent
plant placed it at about one-half the
amount disposed of under normal condi
tions. The following figures w;re given
out by the packing companies, comparing
tWlr nonunion force at work today to
their normal tores In numbers:
, . Btrik". Work.
Ewlft and Company fi n j n
Armour A Co , 4 - j j ;-j
I.lbby, McNeil Jk Llbby 1 s V-i
Nelson Morris A Co. ......4 ! ) I 3
rVhwarachlld A Sulrberirer l.f 4 '
National Packing company .a.i 3.1 A
Union employe were reported to be (Stifl
ing back to work by officer of (he packing
companies today, a defection of i,i,y-oiie
Skilled butchers being claimed by the pack
er. Of these the three plsnts of the Na
tional Packing company claimed nineteen;
Swift and Company, eleven; Armour e Co.,
thirteen, and Nelson Morris A Co. !nt.
Freight Handlers Strike.
Tonight forty freight handlers employed
at the stock yards station of the i.ltago
Junction railroad went on strike. 1 he men
said they were unwilling to handle meat
turned out by nonunion workmen. fUmuld
nonunion inen .be engaged to V,' the
place of the freight handler a m: .'. of
union switchmen may follow. Yvtti the
switchmen out the trike mUht epre i to
the other- employes of the various j.. !l
road. When the union teamsters went on
the Chicago Junction rail: cud wus ' r
ou by the packers as a means of
lug their down toen customers. The , e
tonight leaves the packet without mi out
let for supplying the city trd, m.
nonunion men can bo obtained.
An attempt to deliver meat with m.
union teamsters would without (l oo t ; .
ilpliate rioting, as the new men y
be harrassed by strike sympa i '.' i l(t
the time they left the yards unul t. , v ,,.
turned. Two years ago dun,,,. i
tent strike at the stock yar,i
men were employed to make drSiv.i,.., t .
der police protection and ti l,!,,;,iy n n
took placu. '
Practically all f ' rinuli, live ,
hinidlere returned' p t'.eir w ,k ,
yai.ls lod.i y f.,r the Vi .-..ti h -i -
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