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CAUSE OF THE STRIKE
President Donnelly of Butchers' Unions
'es Two Meetings.
GREETE i'f H
Bays Ski r" rkera Are righting Battle
CONTEST ".RS AROUND CHICAGO
re and Educate Families
vii tHe Wages Paid.
URGES STRIKERS TO PRESERVE THE PEACE
Assures Them That Greatest Dnsfer
-to Their Caaie la Any Action
Which Would Bring; Oat
W are willing tlx world should inventl-
yte and know the exact cause of this
strike," said President Donnelly of the
strikers' union at Bouth Omaha yesterday.
Sunday waa a day of considerable Im
portance to the packing: house men now on
atrlke. Michael Donnelly, president of the
Amalgamated Meat Cutters' and Butcher
Workers' association, visited the city and
made two addrenes. President Donnelly
arrived in the city during the forenoon
and visited labor headquarters, where he
conferred with Vice President Vail and
other local leaders.
At the cTose of the conference Mr. Don
nelly expressed himself as more than
pleased with the situation here. He spoka
particularly of two things one was the ex
cellent order being maintained by the
Btrlksrs, and the other woa the firm stand
the men have taken.
President Donnelly made an addresa to
' the. strikers at Workman temple, Twenty
fifth and M streets, at 2:30 p. m. Long
before the hour for the speaking. to begin
the ha:!, which has a seating capacity of
only about 600, was crowded to the doors,
and It Is estimated that fully 1,000 listened
to the address. Not lees than 600 strikers
gathered about the building trying to 'catch
a word through the open windows. When
Mr. Donnelly appeared upon the platform
he was greeted with rousing cheers. In
opening his gemarks Mr. Donnelly gava a
' brief history of the origin of the strlka.
lie declared that unskilled laborers could
not live and raise their families on the
wages paid by the packers, especially when
broken time waa taken Into consideration.
"It waa," he said, "the deplorable condi
tion of the laboring men that caused the
amalgamated association to try and right
the Wrong by endeavoring to compel the
packers to pay living wages to all em
ployes." "A you all know." said Mr. Donnelly,
"Chicago Is the storm center of this great
strike. Kven if the packing houses at the
other markets were opened for business
and Chicago remained closed there would
still' be a meat famine, not only In this
country, but In Europa as wall. . I
(htenito TlHhteat riacer
"Chicago Is in my opinion closed tighter
right now than any of the other packing
centers, reports to tho contrary notwith
standing, We have had no disturbances
In Chicago although 40,000 idle men and
women are it; the vicinity of the great
packing plants every day. So far the
police have- no", been called upon to make
any arrests among the strikers. As for
men, the Chicago packers have Imported
a few Greeks, negroea and have brought
in men from their branch houses. Even
with all this class of help they can get
the packers will not be able to break the
ranks of the butchers and until the
butchers go back to work the plants can
not be operated.. '
"There is a beef trust, but one would
never become aware of this fact from read-,
lng the newspapers as the majority of
the newspapers never glvs the laboring
man an honest or square deal. It is not
their business to give the worklngman Jus
tice, From reading some of the press ac
counts of the strike millions of people all
1 over the country believe we are wrong."
Mr. Donnelly then mentioned the call
lie received front Messers Wallace and
1 Ames, of Iowa, who visited Chicago for the
purpose of endeavoring to bring about a,
settlement. The speaker told how he had
explained to theee men ' the conditions
which brought about the strike and gave
them all the Information they desired. He
folio ved this with the assertion that when
a call was made upon the packers to se
cure their side of the story the puckers de
clined to grant an Interview.
"We are willing," said the speaker, "for
the world to investigate and Had out why
we are on strike."
Can Hen Live on the Wastes?
"Can a man raise a family on pay at the
rate of 19 cents an hour?" asked Mr. Don
nelly. "South Omaha is the only packing
center where this amount is paid for un
skilled labor, and why do the men here get
It cents an hour? Because they are closely
banded together. A man cannot pay his
honest debts on that pay and he cannot
xget credit for the reason that no grocer
cares to extend credit to a man whose
wages amount to so little. Even with i9
cents an hour at South Omaha you must
remember the broken time which cuts the
pay check down so that the averago is
only a little over $7 per week."
Mr. Donnelly said the people who had
Investigated or were familiar with the con
ditions of the laboring men In the packing
houses favored the stand the butchers had
taken In their attempt to force the packers
to toy living wages. In speaking of his
visit to St. Louis a short time ago Mr.
Donnelly referred to the treatment he re
ceived from the press there. He declared
he had been purposely misrepresented and
that ths newspapers would not give the
facts to the people as to why the packing
house employes were on a strike. J
'Every effort Is being mad by the pack
ers," continued. Mr. Donnelly, "to lead
people to believe that the strike is lost
and that it mill not be long before ail of
the plants will be open shops. Now, this
Mrlke will not be three weeks old until
Tuesday next. The man or woman who
cannot endure the pangs of hunger for a
little time is no credit to organised labor."
Referring to furnishing supplies to the
strikers here, the speaker inserted funds
for more, association stores had been pro
vldod and that strikers would be furnished
with groceries at wholesale prices. No one
Seed go hungry, he declared.
Still Will Get red.
"It the strike continues three weeks more,
or six weeks more we sti:i will continue
to feed you," said the president. This re
mark waa greeted with cheers. Continuing
along this Hue the speaker declared all
ruuat bo willing to sacrifice something.
"1 have turned niy own salary back.
: every buslnuea agent hu dune the sumo
I uJ every omoer of the association. This
j money sues Into the general fund to aa.ut
IJwUju.4 it Povuii.il 1'ago.)
SAFE RESISTS DYNAMITE
Train Robbers Whs Hole l'p Bock
Island Train Get Ke
DELHART, Tex., July II. Rock Island
passenger train No. 4, eaetbound, was held
up lust night at Logan, a station about
seventy miles west of Delhart, by three
masked men. Engineer Q. B. Walker made
the following statement concerning the
"We had made our regular stop at Logan
when both myself and fireman were cov
ered with guns and ordered to move up.
We did as ordered and stopped the train
at the end of ths switch. The robbers then
had us uncouple the mail and express cars
and run a short distance up the track,
where they again ordered u to atop, when
they proceeded to enter the express car
and attacked the through safe with ex
plosives. "They exploded two charges of dynamite
on the safe, but failed to effect an - en
trance. Having used up all their explo
sives, they mode off In the darkness. The
mall car and passenger were not dis
turbed. The explosions badly wrecked the
express car and safe. The local safe did
not tontuln any money, consequently ths
robbers did not secure anything."
A posse from Delhart headed by Sheriff
J. N. Webb was rushed to the scene of ths
holdup and at a late hour, this evening It
Is said they have the robbers surrounded
and expect to make a capture.
Conductor John York resisted and was
shot In the leg.
Officers are on the trail of the men, who
are believed to be the Evans gang. Owing
to the remoteness of Logan, the details
of the holdup were not obtained until to
night, when the Rock Island passenger
train arrived here.
The Wells-Fargo officials say there were
only 17 In the safe when it left here.
DIAZ WIH, VISIT VNiTED STATES
Mexican President Anxious to Bee
American Capital Invested.
MEXICO, July 31. Thomas N. McCauley,
a New York financier has been presented
to present Dlas and Vice-President Elect
Corral, by American Ambassador Clayton.
In the course ot a long interview President
Dlas spoke of Mexico's desire to encourage
the Investment of American capital. Mr.
McCauley expressed the opinion that If
President Dlas would visit the United
States it Would greatly enthuse American
Interest in Mexico. In response President
Dlas said he may visit the United States
during the coming winter. This remark
Is taken to mean that General Dlas in
tends to take a relief from executive duties
soon after the installation of General
Corral In the vice presidency.
RID YARD KIPLING'S , NEW POEM
Ttakes as a Supject Joseph Chamber
lain's Political Views.
LONDON, July Sl.-Rudyard Kipling, who
is known as a strong admirer of Joseph
Chamberlain and an earnest supporter of
his political views, and who believes that
his tariff proposals will contribute largely
to weld the empire, has written a striking
poem, which will appear tomorrow and
which is expected to cause much Intoncst
and discussion In political circles. It is
entitled: "Things and the Man." and is of
five stanzas. The final stanza Is an en
thusiastlo suggestion" that even In these
days there is a man who is capable of
FINLANDER9 SENT INTO EXILE
Relatives of Bonrlknff's Assassin Mast
Suffer for the Crime.
HELSINGFORS, Finland, July 31. The
father of Eugene Schumann, the assassin
of General Bobrlkoff, governor general of
Finland, has been sent to St. Petersburg
under an esoert of gendarmes.
Prof. Gemmerus of the1 University of
Finland has been exiled to Russia, being
the fourth professor from this institution
to be exiled since the murder of General
Bobrlkoff. Nothing is known here of Leglo,
the alleged name of the assassin of Minu
ter von Plehvo, though rumors aro afloat
that he was here three weeks ago.
VENEZUELA MUST SETTLE CLAIMS
Germany a Tired of Waiting; and
Sends nn Ultimatum.
WILLEMSTAD, Island of Curacao. July
II. It is reported that Herr Pelllram, the
German minister at Caracas, has delivered
an ultimatum, demanding the immediate
payment by the Venezuelan government
of the Interest on the amount of the award
to be paid to Germany as stipulated In the
protocols signed by Herbert W. Bowen,
representing Venesuela, in February, 1903.
If this demand is not complied with, the
report says, the minister will leave Caracas
August 4. .
CORTELPOU'S LIST NOT READY
Chairman of the Republican National
, Committee Will Announce
CHICAGO, July 31. George B. Cortelyou,
chairman of the republican national com
mittee, spent most of the day as a guest
of Charles G. Dawes at Evanston. Mr.
Cortelyou Is not yet prepared to give out
a list of the members of the executive
committee, but states that he will be In
a position to make the names publlo In two
or three days. .
FOREST FIRES EXTINGUISHED
Rains Smother Flames and Resultant
Smudge Envelopes Silver City
EL PASO, Tex., July Sl.-Forest Are In'
the Gila forest reserve, Arasona, which
have raged for the past two months defy
ing all efforts of forest rangers and de
vastating an area of fifteen square miles
of fine timber have been put. out by heavy
rains. For a time the smoke from these
fires enveloped Silver City, N. M., fifty
PRESIDENT HDS WASHINGTON HOT
Spends Very Little Time
W hlte House.
WASHINGTON, July tl.-Today was ex
cesiitvely hot and the president and Mrs.
Roosevelt spent the greater porljon of the
time away from the White House. They
left the White House fii their carriage In
the forenoon and returned about ? o'clock
tills evening, after a horse-back ride to the
farm of u friend In Virginia. After din
ner at the White House, President nnd
Mrs. Roosevelt spent the evening quietly,
though Secretary Wilson called for a
short conference with the president.
Vladivostok Squadron Returns.
FRANKFORT, Germany, July n. The
Toklo correspondent of the Zeliung says
ttutt the Vladivostok suadrgu JiitM re
lutkui tk Vluulvvstuk,
TIGHTENING UP THE LINES
Strikers and Packers Preparing for Another
Week of Struggle.
NEW MEN INSTALLED IN STRIKERS' PLACES
Packers Expect That They Will Be
Able to Start Up Departments
Which Have Been
CHICAGO, July 31. Both the packers and
the strikers spent Sunday in strengthening
any weak spots that could be found In their
defenses, preparatory to terms. Notwith
standing that it was Sunday all the plants
were operated during the forenoon in order
to get rid of the live stock that had been
left over from last week. The remainder
of the day was spent by the employers in
installing new men in the strikers' places
and arranging many of the small details
which had been overlooked last week dur
ing the heat of the conflict.
Over one thousand new men were added
to those at work in the various plants.
Among today's arrivals were many skll'.ed
laborers, something the packers have been
sadly In need of ' ever since the strike
started. The employers have experienced
little difficulty In procuring all the un
skilled men necessary to operate the plants
to their full capacity, but there has been a
decided scarcity of skll'.ed workmen and
for this reason the by-products of all ani
mals killed have been let go to waste.
Commencing tomorrow three of the firms
announce tonight that they would be en
abled to operate these divisions, enough,
skilled .labor having been produced in the
last forty-eight hours to justify the belief
that all the by-product plants will be in
full operation by the end of the week,
next session of legislature atodp
Statement from Men.
The strike leaders spent the greater
part of today In preparing a statement
to the public. In this statement the union
ists explain their side of the controversy,
declaring that it Is the packers and not the
men who are responsible for the present
Lutate of affairs in the packing Industry.
The public Is asked to be patient with the
men during the struggle, It being declared
by the union leaders that it would be Im
possible for the men to return to work
under the conditions that existed before the
strike was declared and that up to the
present the packers have shown no dis
position to treat the strikers in a fair man
ner. According to thir statement the men
will stay on strike until their unions are
disrupted or until tho packers surrender.
The Allied Trades council met today and
considered arrangements for further sup
plying the families of the strikers with
food. As a result of the meeting several
more of these commissary- stores will be
opened this week In order to take care of
all who are out of work and in need.
In a fight at the Nelson Morris plant
this afternoon between Andrew Simms and
James Davis, both nonunion workmen from
New Albany, Ind., the former waa stabbed
and killed. , Simms was employed by . the
packing .oompany as a' waiter in the. Im
provised dining room which has been fitted
up for the men employed ea strikebreakers.
Davis was employed as a cook by the same
concern. While eating dinner today they
became involved In a quarrel over the
food. In a light that followed Davis was
getting decidedly the worst of it, and,
drawing a knife, he Stabbed Simms three
times. Simms died in the hospital two
hours later and Davis, was arrested.
The police and a crowd of strike sympa
thizers clashed tonfght In the vicinity of
the stock yards. The disturbance was
caused by two nonunion men who entered
a saloon and asked for a drink where a
crowd o fthe strikers' friends had con
gregated. When tho bartender went to
serve the strikebreakers the other men in
the place protested and a fight followed.
Several policemen, hearing the disturbance,
ran to the saloon and succeeded in ejecting
the attacking party. The doors of the
place were barricaded, but the rioters, be
ing reinforced by several of their friends,
returned to renew the attack. A riot call
was sent In, but before the patrol wagon,
with a crowd of policemen, had arrived,
the saloon had been partly wrecked. It
was necessary for the police to Are a
volley from their revolvers over the heads
f the rioters before they desisted In their
attack on the place. With the exception
of bruises and scratches received during
the disturbance no one was seriously In
jured. New York Men Still Working;.
NEW YORK, July 31. More than the
usual number of cattle were slaughtered
here today in the plants of the Schwarz
child & Sulzberger company and tho
United Dressed Beef company in spite of
last Friday's orders from President Don
nelly of Chicago, that all of the men in,
both plants should come out today until
both companies entered Into separate
agreements with their employes.
A meeting of the cattle butchers' union
was held today and Joseph Masterson,
business agent of the union said:
"It Is entirely unlikely that there will
be any strike in this city bafore Wednes
day, when we shall have tha news of the
votes of the various local unions. Then
if a strike Is ordered we shall give, the
houses twenty-four hours' time. We have
not taken any vote on the question today
and the meeting has been adjourned until
Quiet at Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY, July tl.-No new feature
developed in the strike here today. None
of the plants were in operation and qulot
prevailed In the packing district. Much
interest was displayed by the strikers In
the announcement that President Donnelly
of the Butchers' union would come here
Tuesday and address them. It is believed
that some definite action toward a sympa
thetic strike of the allied trades will be
taken during bis stay here.
SIOUX CITY. Ia.. July Sl.-Presldant
Donnelly of the Butchers' union today wired
the local strike leaders that he would be
in Sioux City Monday, and directing them
to cull a mass meeting for Monday after
noon. President Donnelly added that the
packers are trying to bluff the men Into
returning to work, but says they are re
fuelng elsewhere, and advises thorn to
stand firm In Stuux City.
A mass meeting held at Labor hall this
afternoon was attended by upward of 100
strikers. Loc.il labor leaders made ad
dresses and advised the men not to go back
Movements ot Ocean Vessels July 81.
At New York-Arrived: La Champagne,'
from i Havre; t urneahla. from Glasgow and
Moville; KroonlanU, from Antwerp
At tfouthiiniptoii Arrived: St. Louis,
from cw York. -
At Movllie Arrived: Columbia, from
New York for LlvsriMiot.
At Liverpool Arrived: Cedrlc, frorn New
York; Ktrurla, fnin New Yolk. via
Queeiis'.onii; Parisian, from Montreal.
At Boulogne-buJled: Nurdam. for New
At Oueeiuitowa S4Jeli CajnciuJ, for
New Hui ' v.
Week End Inn- gaturds
In Attendance Over Pre
reding Seven Darn.
ST. LOUIS, July 81. The statement of
the recorded admissions for the week end
ing July 30 was given out by the World's
fair management tonight and shows an
attendance during that period of 6B1.F42
persons, a considerable gain over the rec
ord of 612,150 of the week previous. Last
week's attendance brings the grar.d total
of admissions to the World's fair since
its opening up to 6,657,C77. The record for
last week follows:
Monday, July 25, 81.801; Tuesday, 89.002;
Wednesday, 85,C6; Thursday, 06,010; Fri
day, 77,044; Saturday, 12J.Z79; total, 651,842.
Recapitulation: April, one day, 187,733;
May, twenty-six days, 1.001,891; June, twen
ty-six days, S,124,KM; July, twenty-seven
days, 2,343,567; Urund total, 6,657,677.
A unique christening of a Filipino baby
born on Juiy 6, at which President Francis
acted as godfather, took place today at
the Philippine reservation. As the boy was
named Louis Francis 811 va. In honor cf
St. Louis and President JYancls, his father
said, that he should be the happiest young
ster In the Philippines.
The Roosevelt party of boys spent the
greater part of the day at the First Pres
byterian church nnd in writing letters,
They expect to start out In tho morning
to outdo the record established by their
sister during her recent visit heret Ths
boys expect to know every nook and
cranny of the exposition before the end
of their visit of probably ,two weeks.
PISTOL CONTEST AT FORT RILEY
Crack Shots of Northern Division
Compete for Place on
FORT RILEY, Kas., July 31. (Special
Telegram.) The pistol competitors of the
Northern division United States army will
begin here tomorrow morning with prelim
inary firing. The competitors now present
In the camp numberabout 106 and are the
selected pistol shot! from each troop of
cavalry, battery of field artillery, and com
pany of engineers, together with one offi
cer representing each regiment of cavalry
and infantry, battalion of artillery and en
gineers stationed in the divisions. The
team will be composed of twenty-one com
petitors in the army competition. The
first two men receive gold, the next four
silver, and the rest of the team bronze
medals. The competitors get five shots at
50 and 75 yards, time of fire, 30 seconds
per score of five shots; one score at 25 and
50 yards, and rapid fire time allowed ten
seconds per score of five shots. One spore
15 and 26 yards for slow and timed fire.
The target Is a bulls-eye with an eight Inch
center and at rapid fire it is at the zthon
ette of a standing man on a frame six by
four feet. .. I
SAENGERBUND NEEDS BIG HALL
Northwestern Choral Club Elects
' Officers, but Leaves Place of
Next Festival Open.
MILWAUKEE, July Sl.-The Northwest
ern Snengerbund, at Its business meeting
today, elected officers as follows: Presi
dent, Theodore Behrens, Chicago; vice
president. Otto W. Rohland, St. Paul;
secretary, George H. Keck, Milwaukee;
treasurer, E. O. Kney, Madison, Wis.; li
brarian, John Wunder, Davenport, la.;
musical leader, Theodore Kelbe, Milwau
The place for the next biennial saenger
fast was left to, the executive committee
to decide later. St. Paul will likely be the
city chosen. The delegates from the Minne
sota city reported that a large auditorium
was In course of construction and declared
their ability to care for the big gathering.
The La Crosso and Davenport delegations,
after seeing the vast crowds at the exposi
tion building here, decided that those cities
were not prepared to handle the crowd,
which grows greater with each saengerfast.
ALLIANCE MAY BE ENJOINED
Efforts to Cool Colorado Atmosphere
So Deported Miners Can Re
turn to Homes.
DENVER, July 31. Attorneys H. N.
Hawkins and John H. Murphy, counsel for
the Western Federation of Miners, are
devising ways and means to enable the
deported Cripple jCreek miners to return
to their homes. Papers are being drawn
and applications will be made to. some
court, possibly the federal court, for an
Injunction restraining the citizens' alliance
and mine owners from Interfering with
any deportees who return to the Cripple
The Western Federation of Miners is
also making arrangements to reopen the
union stores in Cripple Creek and Victor
that were raided and looted by mobs on
June, and T. Sheriff Edward Bell of
Teller county has advised against the re
opening of the stores or the return of
deportees, fearing that such action will
lead to violence.
CHILD IS FATALLY INJURED
Playing; In Chute When Ashes and
Hot Water Aro Turned
Into It. v
gram.) A son of John Boyles was today
the victim of a peculiar accident which
will probably result in his death. The
boy, who is 10 years of age, was playing
In one of the long chutes which carry away
ashes from the Homestake mills. Ashes
were turned Into the chute which was
then cleaned by turning In boiling water.
Tha child was carried down by ths refuse
and fell a distance of fifteen feet. One
of his arms was fractured by the fall and
he was frightfully scalded, receiving burns
from which he cannot recover.
COAL MINES BREAK AL RECORDS
Output of the tailed States Increased
WASHINGTON, July 2i.-The forthcom
ing report of the United States geo'oglral
survey will show that the United States
exceedB all previous records in the pro
duction of coal in 19u8. The total amount
of the output of the coal mines of the
country during that year was 39,421,311
tons, an increase of nearly M.O"0,OtJO tons,
or nealy 19 per cent, over the preceding
year. The vulue of the product of lSna In
glvun as ."04,l!Kt,"33, an Increase In valuo of
38 per cent, over the preceding year.
Veal's Condition nehauged.
SWEET SPRINGS. Mo., July Sl.-Ex-Bt-n.ttor
Georgia U. Vest pusurd a good
night and tils condition to. lay was lto
.tlcallir. uiicUunneJ trout yet4vly.
TOMB CLAIMS VON PLEI1VE
Funeral of Assassinated Minister Held at
, St. Petersburg,
IMPRESSIVE AND IMPOSING SERVICES
Notable Characters of Russia Stand
with Rowed Heads About the
Flewerer and Caparisoned
ST. PETERSBURG. July 31. M. von
Plehve, tlie minister of the Interior, who
was assassinated Thursday morning last,
was burled today and In every city of this
vast empire church beJJs were tolled and
mnsses and prsyers sold for the repose
of the soul of the murdered minister.
The services here, which were accord
ing to the rites of the orthodox church,
were of an Impressive and Imposing char
acter. At 11 o'clock high mass was said
In the stately chapel adjoining the minis
try of the Interior. Emperor Nicholas
and the dowager empress stood with the
broken-hearted widow and the children at
the foot of a great mound of flowers on
which rested the casket. To the right, on
gold-embroidered cushions, before a mass
of wreaths banked to the ceiling, were
ranged the decorations which had been
won by the statesman during his notable
To the left were the metropolitan of St.
Petersburg and the officiating bishops nnd
priests in their gold-emblnzoned vestments.
A screen of flowers concealed the famous
Imperial boys' choir.
Among those present were other mem
bers of the imperial family, the foreign
representatives including Spencer Eddy,
charge d'affaires of the American embassy;
ministers of the empire, generals, admirals,
nobles, governors of distant provinces, like
those of Astrakan and Irkutsk; In fact,
all high officialdom, not even omitting
Genghis Khan, a lineal descendant of Na
poleon, of Asia, who is now a major gen
eral In the Russian service.
The entire assemblage was In full uni
form, and on the arm of each one present
was a badge of mourning. All held lighted
tapers throughout the service and the air
was heavy with the perfume of flowers and
Incense from the censers.
Widow In a Swoon.
At the most solemn moment, when all
knelt and many were affected by tears,
the widow was overcome and fainted. The
emperor came to her assistance and she
was carried out by gentle hands. The
emperor was visibly moved and upon the
conclusion of the mass he followed the
casket, which was taken upon the shoul
ders of the ministers and borne down the
broad marble staircase to the street.
There, the funeral procession was, formed
and the body was placed In a great white
open hearse, drawn by six coal black
horses, which were blanketed from their
ears to their tails In Bomber trappings.
A black-garbed groom stood at each bridle
and in advance went sixteen similarly clad
lantern bearers. Behind the henrse walked
the members of the minister's family and
then came a long and distinguished body
of mourners. It being the Russian custom
to follow the dead to the grave on foot.
The emperor himself walked a short dis
tance, but as the Novodevlcky monastery,
where the burial took place, was over five
miles away, and because of the condition
of the empress, his majesty soon entered
his carriage and returned to tho Peterhof
At the end of the procession came four
white chariots filled with the floral offer
ings. The cortege proceeded slowly through
the avenuei and Btree's, preceded by a
squad of mounted police, and passed within
sight of the place where the tragedy oc
curred. In Russia's Valhalla.
The sidewalks along the route were
crowded, but lines of police kept the streets
clear to the curb. As the body passed
every head was uncovered and thousands
crossed themselves. The monastery stands
on a plain beyond the Naova gates, and
at the gates fully 60,000 persons were gath
ered. After a burial service In the church
the body was Interred In the adjoining
cemetery, where repose the remalnB ot
many of Russia's greatest men, and at a
point within a stone's throw of M. Slpla-1
guine, who was M. von Plehve's predecessor
and who also fell by the hand of an assas
sin less than two years ago.
The murderer of M. von Plehve has been
removed from the hospital to the Wyborg-
sky prison. The police know the alias
under which he traveled, but say they are 1
not satisfied regarding his identity, and
decline to reveal his alias, on the ground
that it might defeat the ends of Justice.
There Is no longer any doubt that the
police for some time have had knowledge
of the existence of a plot by a band of
International anarchists In Paris and
The leading conspirator, It Is said, was
a man whom the Russian government tried
to extradite from Paris last fall. Some of
these conspirators arrived here a week ago
and the police thought that all of them
had been taken into custody.
Successor of von Plehvo.
The far-reaching character of the ma
chinery of the ministry of the interior and
the urgent neoesslty for dealing with many
ponding matters render it Imperative that
the emperor select a successor to M. von
Plehve immediately and it is cousldtred
certain that he will do so this week. In
fluences hostile to M, Wltte, In spite of
his acknowledged great ability and the gen
eral belief that he is the man for the po
sition seem to render his appointment in
creasingly Improbable. Prince Svlatopolk
Morsky, governor general of Vllna, Grodno
and Knovo, Is now prominently mentioned.
together with M. Muravleff, minister of
Justice; Lieutenant General Klelgel, gov
ernor general of Kieff, Podolla and Von-
hjnla, and Prince John Obolensky, gov
ernor general of Finland.
DANA FIRES SHOT HIMSELF
Says He Wants to Die, but Does Not
Want Woman nrought
NEW YORK, July Sl.-Havlng been told
that he would almost certainly die within
a very short time, but still believing that
he will get well, Samuel L. Dana, the
young bank clerk found la Central park
last Friday with a bullet wound close to
his heart, admitted today that the wound
wai self-Inflicted. Tills admission was
made to Coroner Jaclison, who Is trying
to get at the facts from the patient
threatened to arrest and bring to Dana's
bedside Mrs. B. W, Dlgnon, the young
widow to whom he sent a note Immedi
ately after tha shooting and to make her
tell what she knew of the case.
"Oh, don't do that," bt-gged the patient.
"Shu won't know anything about It. I
did the shootjng myself. I wanted to
Dana's fulher is on bis way here from
Fall Cold, la, si.4 will arrive tomorrow.
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
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Temperature at Omaha Yesterdaj-i
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SAYS END OF WORLD IS NEAR
Elder Warren Interprets Events as
Portending; the Second Com
Ins of Christ.
It Is estimated that more than 1.000 peo
ple listened to Elder Warren's lectf te .In
the tent at Eighteenth and Dodge streets
last night, Hu said In part:
"The signs of Jesus' coming were to be
In the sun, and In the moon, and In the
stars, and In the earth. But we will not
have time to give them all to you tonight,
but shall tell you about them every even
ing for the next ten days. On next Sun
day evening we shall show what the Bible
says about the conditions In the business,
social, labor nnd religious world. Every
laboring man, every rich man, will be In
terested In knowing Just what God has
said would happen, and Is happening, and
will happen In the future. But the signs
that were given that were of especial in
terest to us, and which we will study this
evening were the darkening of the sun,
the darkening of the moon und the falling
of the stars. The sun was darkened May
19, 1780; the moon, though at Its full the
night of that same day, did not give Its
light, but appeared as a great ball of blood
In the heavens. "Webster's unabridged dic
tionary, under notable events (page 1,604),
says there Is no accounting for the strange
phenomenon. lesus said it would be n
sign of His coming. The stars fell No
vember 13, 1S33. The baby that was born
that year Is past 70 years of age, yet Jesus
says this generation shall not pass until
He be seen coming lu the clouds of heaven.
"Heaven and earth shall- pass away, but
My words shall not pass away. We be
lieve His word, therefore we know that
men and women who are 70, SO and SO years
of age today will live to see the Savior
HIb subject tonight will be, "The Signs
In Your Own Home."
HAR DT0 GET MEAT FOR RETAIL
Butchers Complain That Packers
Cannot Supply tho
"Are you getting plenty of meat now?"
was asked of an Omaha retail butcher.
"Plenty of meat?" he replied in astonish
ment, "well, I guess not. The fact Is we
cannot get anything like the supply we
need and what we get comes irregularly,
so that there is great dissatisfaction about
"Why, I thought it was understood the
packers hod sufficient forces In their plants
to meet normal conditions?"
"You did," rejoined the butcher with an
evident air of disgust. "Well, I did not.
If the strikers could see inside of the
p'.nnts as I have they would have reason to
feel encouraged so fur as the numbers cf
successors are concerned. But so far ua
that is concerned if the packers had nor
mal sized forces they could not do nor
mal work'; it would take a long period to
get back to the old standard.
"I can say this for the retail meat
sellers, they will be mighty glad for their
own Interests when this atrlke is settled."
SPEND NIGHT IN A STORM
Exeurslonists Spend the Mailt In a
Terrific Storm nnd Friends
DAVENPORT, la., July 81. The excur
sion steamer J. S. arrl-ed at Davenport
this morning, after having passed the en
tire night in a terriMc storm that swept
the boat against the Illinois bank at All (in -lusla.
Captain Streckfus says trees were
torn out by their roots during the storm.
The non-arrival of the boat, which was
seven hours overdue, caused a crowd of
relatives of those on board to keep vigil
In the rain all night, while many wild
rumors caused Intense excitement.
FORMER GOVERNOR IS ILL
Robert E. Pattlson of Pennsylvania
In Serious Condition at His
Home in Overbrook.
PHILADELPHIA, July 31. Robert E.
Pattlson, former governor of Pennsylvania,
is critically ill with pneumonia at his home
in Overbrook, a suburb of this city. His
illness has been complicated by a weuk
heart, and his condition, in consequence,
Is considered grave.
Mr. Pattlson's health has been run down
for some time and It was further intpaired
by hard work at the national democratic
SIRROIXU FUGITIVES IN SWAMP
Elsrht Hundred Men Join In Chase for
PORTAGE, Pa., July 31. Pursued by 800
men, the three men, who murdered Charles
Hayes, driver, and perhaps fatally
wounded Patrick F. Campbell, paymaster
for the Puritan Coal company, about a
mile south of this place yesterday, are
hiding in Cedar swamp, about seven miles
from Portage, on the Bedford county line.
One of the fugitives Is Injured, but not so
as to prevent his flight.
8hortly after 11 a. m., about six miles
to the south of Portage, the three men
were tired upon by a posse and one of the
fugitives fell. His companions lifted him
to his feet and the three hurried 'into the
swamp, leaving a trail of blood which was
followed for fifty yards, but the men es
caped. The search will lo continued all
night and pickets ure out watching every
road and cowpath leading from the
swamps. Hundreds of others are forcing
their way through the Interior of the denao
undergrowth. The country is so rough that
It is Impossible to get a horse to travel
into the swamp. There ore a few who
know the trail and they are to act as
Think Japanese Drowned.
LONDON, jig- 1 The Toklo correspond
ent of the Times mi wis a published trans
lation of tho reply of the Port Arthur
garrison to the JapaneHC summons to sur
render. Tills reply shows that tho gur
risun Is under the Inij. reunion that Field
Maishul Oyama und a 1,1 his stuff were sunk
with the transports Hitachi und B.ulu and
that the RusdIhiis wholly disbelieve that
General KouroLfcAkll) tas eyc Levn, du-
AFTER PORT ARTHUR
Report that Japs Have the Beleaguered
City Pretty Well Surrounded.
BOTH SIDES SUFFER TREMENDOUS LOSS
Attacking Army Still Operating Against
the Russian Stronghold.
CAPTURF OF PORT ARTHUR IS DENIED
Qenoral Belief that Besieger Have Made
COMMANDING POSITIONS TAKEN BY JAPS
Probable that News of the Fall at
the fortress at Port Arthur '
Would Occasion No
CHE FOO, July SI. 2 p. tn. A Japanea,
merchant has reived word from a Chi
nese whom he trusts, to the effect that tha
Japanese have occupied every position sur
rounding the besieged fortress of Port Ar
thur with the exception of Golden Hill.
The Chinese stated that both sides suffered
tremendous loss In the operations necessary
to bring about this state of affairs.
The members of the Russian Intelligence
bureau here, while denying the report
that Port Arthur has been captured, are
Inclined to believe the reports true to the
extent that the Japanese have made great
progress In their efforts about the besieged
fortress. The Russian refugees expected
here today have not as yet arrived.
(Copyright by New York Herald Co., 1904.)
NEW -VOKK, July 31. (New York Herald
Service Special Telegram to The Bee.)
Ominous silence fell upon the theater of
war today, the only news from the front
being to the effect that the Russian rear
guard In its retreat from Ta Tche Klao
Is boing attacked at Hal Cheng and Is in
great peril. A similar lack of news was
apparent with regard to Port Arthur, al
though Chinese reports stated that tho
fortress was completely surrounded by the
Russian Forre In Peril.
LONDON, Aug. 1. The correspondent of
the Dally Mail at New Chwang, in a dis
patch dated July 31, says ftiat her has
been heavy fighting for two days In the
marshes south of Hal Cheng during the
gradual retreat from Ta Tche Klao pf 6,000
Russians forming the rear guard and that
the peril of this force increases dolly.
Did Not Want to Whip Jans.
ST. PETERSBURG, July Jl. Lieutenant
General Sakharoff, In a dispatch to the
general staff, dated July 80, reports that
thero has been no chunge in the front
of the Manchurlan army up to midday
today. The Japanese are concentrating
Dtrongly on the Russian southern front.
General Snkharoff refers to General Oku'a
account of the battle of Ta Tche Klao
and declares that the Russian forces were
not as large as General Oku represented,
"Our position was occupied solely with
a view of keeping the enemy In check
and with no idea of obstinately defending
it. We did not throw up any special de
fenses. We held all our positions against
the Japanese attacks and then retired be
cause the commanding officer did not
deem it possible to accept battle the fol
lowing morning while defending a posi
tion with a front of ten miles. The evacu
ation of our position was a complete sur
prise to the Japunese." '
KOl'ROPATKIN TO FIGHT OR MOVE
Japanese Have General's Position
ST. PETKRSBURG, Aug. 1.-3.36 a, m.
Although public attention has been dis
tracted from the events of the war during
the last week, first because of the fear
of international complications, and, second,
because of the assassination of Minister
of the Interior von Plehve, the situation at
the front Is regarded as critical.
The enveloping movement of the three
Japanese armies of Kurokl and Oku around
General Kouropatkln'a position appears to
be almost complete and the extended line
of the Japanese seems to be the only
drawback to concerted action. It Is realii
here that the Russian general must MI9
either fight or withdraw the whole army
northward. He is being closely pressed at
Hoi Cheng. General Kurokl's northern
column makes it extremely dangerous to
remain there, because while holding tho
posltlou to give battle against the Japanese
whose advance Is notoriously always slow
and careful, General Kurokl nlght push
through and cut his railway communica
tions to Liuo Yang.
While nothing is definitely known, thera
are some unofficial indications tjiut matters
are rapidly maturing for cither a battle or
For Instance, the refusal to accept further
press telegrams at Hal Cheng is shown by
the fact that ono of the correspondents of
the Associated Proiis had to ride through
to Mukden to tile un account of the Ta
Tclie Kiao light. This might be construed
either that preparations are making for 4
retirement or that the wires are very
crowded, incident to a concentration ut
Hal Cheng or Llao Yang.
A few days are expected to determine
which course Generul Kouroputkln ha
elected to pursue.
There Is no inclination here to doubt
that, there may have been pretty stiver
fighting at tho outer positions of Port Ar
thur, possibly accompanied by a bombard
mojit from the sea, but it is not believed
that the Japunese are- yet ready to storm
the fortress. Rear Admiral Wlthoft, lu
command of the naval forces at Port Ar
thur. Is relied upou to put to sea If the
con lit ion of the fortress becomes desper
ate. Whllu no definite Information Is ob
tainable, the report that the fortress U
short of ammunition Is considered by Uis
public us the mout disquieting feature of
The Vladivostok squadron is expected
back in port tudiy S' tomorrow.
Tho Indications ure t hut the Baltic squad
rou Is on the eve of an Important move
ment. Nothing regarding tills can be as.
cert lined officially, but many of the officers
have Hirei dy sid furewell to friends and
families and ure holding themselves ready
fur instant service. The emperor had ar
ranged to Inspect the squadron, but his
plan was given up, owing to a -tiril-is i
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