Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 2, 1904)
RUSSIA VERSUS JAPAN.
Fullest news of the conflict in The Bee.
ROOSEVELT VERSUS PARKER.
Read all about it daily In The Dee.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 10, 1871.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MOUSING, AUGUST 2, 1901 TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY T1I1JEE CENTS.
POLICE FACE A RIOT
Two Thousand Angry Strikers Batter a
Station at Chicago with Bocki.
REPEATED CHARGES MADE ON MOB
Pifty Rioters and Several Policemen In
jured During Conflict.
PACKERS S,w " IE STRIKE IS BROKEN
Union Lrade -jit Strong Denial of the
ASSERTED TEA rt ARE OUT FOR GOOD
Iackera Buy ' ,WHI I'se Railroads
In Knlon ':-nac Effort to
Break i nka ot the-
CHICAGO. . Aug. 1. Rioters stoned the
Peering street pollco station late tonight,
and for a quarter of an hour the police
battled with the crowd of 2,000 men and
women so It charged the station repeatedly
with sticks and stones, shouting vengeance
against the police. '
The trouble started when the police went
to the assistance of Prank Castellano, a
strikebreaker employed In the stock yards,
who had been dragged from a street car
and severely beaten. Before the police
could reach Castellano he had fired four
shots from a revolver at his assailants.
One of the bullets took effect In John
The mob, already In an angry mood, be
came Infuriated when they saw that their
companion had been shot. At least 100
men made a rush for Castellano, but he
was rescued by the police.
At the police station charge after charge
was made toy tta police, and the rioters
were driven back only by the strenuous
use of clubs. Thesa charges by the police
had HttU effeut, for as toon as the police
would r-.-turn to the station the crowd
would again gather with a fresh supply of
missies and make another attack on the
plnc.i. All the windows In the building
Nearly a dosen times the police sallied
fort and charged the crowd with clubs
before the rioters were dispersed. In one
of these charges three policemen were In
jured with bricks. At last fifty rioter were
cut about the head in hand-to-hand con
flicts with the police before they finally
Declare strike Is Broken.
Declaring the strike broken and that the
working force had been recruited by more
than 1,000 men and women, many of whom
had desertel the union cause, the packers
today begaa tho week's operations with the
largest receipts of live stock that have
reached the stock yards since July 12, when
the strike began. There were 915 cars,
carrying 25,000 cattle, 85,000 hogs and 17,000
sheep, in the day's shipments from the
west, and wlt.'t this supply the killing gangs
In (be lli; plant were Jauslly occupied.
Assertions thai tho strike was broken
were scouted by the strikers as being mani
Swift and Compiy declared that nearly
all their old millwrights and ear worker
had returned to work and further asserted
thai the firm never intends to take back
striking teamsters or barn men, the claim
belli mods that the packers had learned
to di without wagais here. All shipments
to Chicago branches will be madt by rail
road. Retailers will take their wagons to
the branches for purchases.
Among the tollers who reached the stock
yards today . w!rs 100 colored women who
were taken to lulbby, McNeill & Llbby's,
where they will do scrub work In place of
the charwomen who went on strike.
Stock Handlers May G Oat.
The position of the live stock handlers
who struck at the stock yards In sympathy
with tho packing house employes and after
ward returned to their duties, handling
stock for the packing companies involved
in the strike as well as for the independent
plants, ha- been made plain by the official
statement that their action was taken in
obedience to their union officers. It Is de
clared that they stand ready to strike again
if It appears necessary.
A report that five Insurance underwriters
had Issued an order cancelling policies on
paukng establishments on account of the
strike and because of the housing of so
maliy men In the build'. -.us, has been posi
tively denied by the insurance companies
Packing house managers are predicting
that the nxt few hou.H will bring impor
tant development! In th breaking up of
the strike. , BVrong efforts. It Is said, have
been made 'by representatives of the pack
era to Induco desertions from the ranks of
the Strikers and the claim Is made that the
efforts are meeting with much success.
State Factory Inspector Davit- took a
hand in tin stock yards strlk today and
procure! elgit warrants for William B.
Karris, supeitntendeut tor Nelson Morris &
Co., churg'ng Mr. Ferns with working four
chihHe.l con'.rary to the child labor law.
A session of the allied trades today re
sulted lit a decision to delay appealing to
lres'.4trt Roosevelt until all other re
sources have been exhausted. The decision
was. reached on the advice of Homer D.
Call, secretary of the Butchers' union, who,
as a republican, declared he was adverse
to embarrassing the president at the pres
ent time or untU all other means had
failed. It la said several delegates said
they do not care' who was embarrassed so
the strike was brought to a desirable ter
mination. iUKUED STRIKERS WKAKEXISO
Men at Kansas City Apply for Their
KANSAS CITY, Aug. 1. Today's devel
opments in the packing house strike were
serious from the standpoint of the strikers,
as hundreds of their number returned to
work, many of them being skilled work
men. The serious break In the ranks of
the strikers today was caused by their
growing tired of waiting for strike benefit
money promised from Chicago and because
they could not afford to remain Idle longer
Few of the men wty applied for work
today were refused tholr old pluces, and
those who were not taken back were as
sured thr.t they will bo re-employed when
it becomes necessary for the packers to
lncre.uie their forces. Many who returned
to work are cattle and hog butchers, which
will assist materially In Increasing the out
put of the packets. The packers assert
. that the strike Is radically broken here.
j AH talk of a sympathetic strike seems to
j . have ceased.
President Donnelly, who was expected to
arrive tonight, fulled to arrive, lie Is ex
j,eoled tomorrow. A large number of
tCuutlaued on nucoud l a v )
START PISTOL COMPETITION
Sergeant McNalr, Fourth Cavalry, is
High Man In Preliminary
FORT RILET, Kan., Aug. l.-(Speciat
Telegram.) The preliminary firing In the
division pistol competition began at 7
o'clock this morning, with ninety-five ex
cellent pistol shots from various posts of
the northern division anxious to try the
range and become accustomed to It's pe
culiarities before the record practloe, which
begins tomorrow. Sergeant McNalr, Troop
Q. Fourth cavalry, Is first with a total of
140 out of iw.
Tho division team will be composed of
the eighteen men making the highest scores
In tomorrow's firing, exclusive of any dis
tinguished pistol shot, a competitor who
has over three pistol medals, as these are
entlt.ed to enter tho competition of the
army pistol team. If tbey equal the score
of the lowest member of their own division
team. Two scores will be fired at each
target In the record practice today.
The following men have the highest scores
and compose the preliminary team. The
figures given represent the totals at slow
fire, time limit thirty seconds per shot, at
both fifty and seventy yards: Limited fire,
limit of thirty seconds per score of five
shots at both twenty-five and fifty yards
and rapid fire, time limit of ten seconds per
score of five shots ' at both fifteen and
twenty-five yards respectively. The pos
sible total is 150. The score: Sergeant Mc
Nalr, Troop O, Fourth cavalry, 43, 47, 60;
total, 140. Captain Deokyne, Kngineer
corps, 43, 40. 47; total, 136. Sergeant Sey
mour, Troop K, Kighth cavalry, 40, 45, 50;
total. 135. Private Hester. Troop K, Eighth
cavalry, 41, 43, 60; total, 134. Captain Cole,
Sixth cavalry, 40, 43. 60; total. 133. Cor
poral Coleman, Tenth battery, field artil
lery, 40, 46, 47; total, 133. Private Mlchaell,
Fourteenth battery, field artillery, 43, 43, 47;
total, 133. Private Blgelord. Thirteenth
battery, fiend artillery, 39, 33, 60; total, 132.
Captain Heard, Third cavalry, 41, 41, 60;
total, 132. Distinguished marksmen, pistol
shot: Private, Smith, Thirtieth battery.
Held artillery, 89. 46, 47; total, 132. Private
Henderson. First battery, field artillery,
41, 42, 47; total, 131. Captain Cheney, En
gineer corps, 41, 46, 44; total. 181. Captain
Whlteworth, First Infantry, 42, 45, 44; total,
131. Private Hay, Fourth cavalry, 89, 44,
47; total, 130. Sergeant Hull, Troop L.
Third cavalry. 42, 41, 47; total, 130. Cor
poral Burgeej, Nineteenth battery, field
artillery, 40, 43, 47; total, 130. Corporal
Meadows, Troop D, cavalry, 37. 42.
60; total, 129. Corporal Raymond, Engineer
corps, 88, 44, 47; total. 129. Lieutenant God
son, Tenth cavalry, 42, 40, 47; total, 129.
GERMANY DENIES TH STORY
Says that Ho llllmatnm Has Been
Presented to Venrsueja Re
BERLIN, Aug. 1. Ths Foreign office here
denlei the report from Caracas that the
German mlristor has presented an ulti
matum tn the Venezuelan government de
manding the Immediate payment of the
Interest on the Indemnity stipulated In the
protocols signed by Herbert W. Bowen,
representing Veneauela, In February, 1908,
under penalty of the withdrawal of p
German minister on August I - '.
TURKISH SOLDIERS AMBUSHED
Armenian Rerolntlonijts Keeping; Vp
CONSTANTINOPLE, Aug. 1. Official
telegrams report that a band of Armenian
revolutionists ambushel a party cf soldiers
in tho neighborhood of Mousch. On the ar
rival of reinforcements the Armenians fled,
setting fire to fhree village j on their way
Another band of Armenians, numbering
sixty, attacked the village of Mossum, in
the vilayet of Erserum, but was repulid
by the garrison and attempted to escape
to the Russian frontier. The escape of the
band, however, was prevented by the fron
tier guard.s, only four of the Armenians
Observe Bank Holiday.
LONDON, Aug. 1. The bank holiday
was celebrated today throughout the Unite))
Kingdom. In London none of the govern
ment offices were opened and here and In
every other city the banks, stock ex
changes and business houses were closed.
Brilliant weather prevailed. At Ccwcs,
Isle of "Wight, King Edward, Queen Al
exandra and a large assembly of fashion
able people attended the opening of re
gatta week. The first race was a handi
cap for yachts of over 1,000 tons, of which
Emperor William's Meteor III and the
Ingomar, owned by Morton F. Plant of
New York, among others, participated.
McCorntlek Returns to St. Petersburg;.
CARLSBAD, Aug. 1 Mr. McCormlck, the
American ambassador to Russia, sudden'7
terminate hi stay at the baths here today
and departed for St. Petersburg.
WHEAT STARTS FOR CEILING
Ban Francisco Prices ' Reach the
Highest Point of the Season
for Spot and Futures.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 1. Wheat In
this market reached the highest price of
the season today for both spot and futures.
Under heavy transactions part of which
to cover shorts, the December option rose
to $1.41 Cash values were advanced with
futures and No. 1 spring wheat Is now
quoted at $1.40 and choice Et I1.41K ti'1.42
while milling grades are strong at $1.45 to
1-67H Pr cental. The wheat yield for
California this year, It is estimated will
not exceed ,600,000 tons, but the northern
Pacific states will harvest an average
COLLIERIES BEING SHUT DOWN
Failure to Secure Cars Causes Sus
pension of Work In Penn
sylvania. POTTSVILLE, Pa.. Aug. l.-The shut
down at the colleries in the Schuylkill re
gion today was complete with the excep
tion of the Lehigh Coal ft Navigation
company, which continued to operate Its
colleries In the Panther Creek valley.
All the Individual operators along the
Reading system were compelled to shut
down by reason of the fact that no cars
will be furnished until August 8.
It Is conservatively estimated that there
are abogt 60.000 Idle men in this country
as the result of the sunpenslon. During the
period of Idleness it Is the Intention of the
companies to make improvements.
Two Drosi In Montana.
HELENA. Mont., Aug. J. Delbert R
Baxter of Helena, aged lk. and Patrick Me
Doiiuugh 'f Ste.irim. aged lii, were drowned
tuciny hllo taming lu a reservoir near
Ntrel I'laat llrnmiiri,
JOL1ET. Ill , Aug 1- Nearly every de
partment of the Juliet plant of the Illinois
Hteei company, which has been Idle for
several weeka, rename. 1 operation" "'
Abcut l.v men returned to woik.
FINISH UP EQUALIZATION
Board Raises Assessors' Figures in Twenty
ADDS THREE MILLION TO GRAND TOTAL
Dona-Ins Assessment Stands ne Made
by Assessor Reed la Spite of
the Strong- Fight Made
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN. Aug. 1. (Special Telegram.)
The State Board of Equalization late this
afternoon fixed the total levy for the state
for all purposes at 6 mills, of which 4V4
mills Is for the general fund. 1 mill for
the university and H mill for the school
With the exception of twenty-two coun
ties, the returns as made by the county as
sessors were not changed by the board.
Those that were changed were Increased
Five Per Cent Boone, Boyd, Burt, Gage,
Howard, Johnson, Knox, Nemaha, Pawnee,
Pierce, Rock, Stanton.
Ton Per Cent Box Butte, Cheyenne, Da
kota. Deuel. Kimball, Lincoln, Perkins,
Richardson and Sherman.
Raise of Three Million.
By Increasing these counties the board
has Increased the total assessment of the
state something like $3,000,000, making the
total approximately $291,000,000. For general
fund purposed the board figured on raising
an amount sufficient to pay one-half of the
appropriations made by the last legislature,
which will be $1,483,671. The levy for gen
eral fund purposes will be approximately
$1,320,000. The receipts will be Increased,
however, by at least $100,000 In fees and
about $100,000 of the appropriations will
lapse or will not be used this year. Con
sequently the board figured that the levy
would bring In 'sufficient revenue with
which to run the state. It did not figure
on having anything . left over to apply to
the state debt Last year the average levy
over the entire state for all purposes was
7 raMs and the revenus derived amounted
to $1,523,318, while this year the amount
raised will be approximately $1,584,000.
The presence today of County Assessor
Reed and members of the county board of
Lincoln county saved the latter county
from a 20 per cent raise and the former
from a 5 per cent increase. Practically
both of these raises had been agreed upon,
but the strong plea of W. T. Wilcox
caused the knocking off of 10 per cent of
Lincoln's raise, and the manner In which
Assessor Reed denied the charge made
against him by merchant!! of Lincoln
stopped proceeding!) In the direction of
Dougrm county. Against this county a
most persistent fight was made by the
railroads and by the merchants of Lincoln,
and It was only the hard fight put up by
sltlzens of Douglas county that saved the
assessor's figures, for the board was any
thing but favorably Impressed with the
Douglas assessment at the beginning.
Reed Makes Denial.
"I never made any such statement It lu
absolutely absurd,' and this board should
not even ask for a denial."
This was what County Assessor Reed
said In denial of the statement attributed
to Aim. toy- Messrs Fltagorald. Miller and
Rewlck. of Lincoln, that he had assessed
the merchandise of Douglas county whole
sale dealers on a basis of 60 per cent of
thV.r invoice value Instead of on their
actual value. '
"I am under oath to assess property at
one-fifth of Its actual value, and that is
what I have done In Douglas county."
Then Mr. Reed said some time ago,
when the newspapers told how he was to
be discharged by the state board for cot
valuing property sufficiently high, tbat he
came to Lincoln and called at the store of
Rudg. ft Guenxel. where he met Fitsgerald
and Miller. In speaking of the Orchard ft
Wllhelm assessment, which had been re
turned at $6,000, Mr. Reed said, one of the
men stated that was not near enough. Af
ter returning to Omaha Mr. Reed said he
had increased this to $100,000, as well as
many other firms. He supposed the Lin
coln merchants had gotten the idea that he
was assessing on a 80 per cent basis be
cause of the value at which the Omaha
merchants returned their property. Very
few of their figures were allowed to stand,
he explained to the board.
Then Mr. Reed made an extended argu
ment against a raise In the valuation ot
Douglas county and he went over at length
some of the points that he had before ar
gued about before the board. Incidentally
in speaking of the assessment of property
In Omaha and Lincoln he said the Ijndeli
and the Lincoln hotels had each been as
sessed at $10,000. while the Her Grand and
Paxton were each assessed at $15,000. The
Lincoln hotels he considered the better
Before Mr. Reed got the floor a numbec
ot Lincoln county men hli j
Jec ed strenuously to a 20 per cent elevation
of Its assessment. These men said Lincoln
" "en, assessed the limit and
that It was worth no mom th .v.. ...
tt u tii ino
assessor said. Those who appeared were:
. ,vans. w. T. Wilcox, C. F. Iddlns
and J. F. Kelllher. ehlrma , ,J.
. - m. t,ii0 county
board. E. M Searle. jr.. asked that Kelih
wvumjr w not rajsea.
Assessment By Counties.
The table below shows the assessment by
counties as made by the county assessors.
The increase made by the board has not
Adams -uv assessor.
Blaine ?'?. i'
Box Butte 9M,M1.0l
Buffalo ..... . .M-45?"!.
i,urf 1 1UC ia i.-i
Butler ' :',,i
Cedar ' "VZY.:"'" 1
Chase "I" 'Z!'"f'S
custer . . :::; I -
Dakota S.1,b.t7. 9
ii-waon 1.33 114. si
Frontier '' J ' r
Furna 5 lit
g ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::. g
tireeiW"::::::::::::::::::;::;::- , sis--w
Marland . .... ;" 11
JVlln tl V 1.147.05
Keys Paha 6ll4.i 7i
iContlnued on Second I'g4
FORMER GOVERNOR IS DEAD
Robert E. Pattlsen of Pennsylvania
Passes Away as Resolt of
PHILADELPHIA, : Aug. l.-Robert E.
Pattison, who was twice democratic gov
ernor of Pennsylvania and twice comp
troller of Philadelphia, died early today at
his home In Overbrook, a suburb of this
city. Pneumonia, complicated with a weak
ness of the heart, was the -cause of death.
He was 63 years old. ,
Mr. Pattison- was a candidate for gov
ernor on the democratic ticket against
Governor Pennypacker In 1902 and had hot
been a well man slrice his labo.ious cam
paign In that year, when his tour of seven
weeks covered nearly every county In the
state. He was a member of the committee
on resolutions of the recent democratic
convention at St Louis, and his health
failed under the strain. He remained In
St. Louis a few day after the convention
to rest, and, returning home, resumed his
business, dividing his time between this
'city and New Tork.
Lnst Friday pneumonia developed and
heart complications aggravated Mr. Pat
tlson's Illness. Yesterday his condition was
encouraging, but late last night he col
lapsed. Saline Injections were resorted to,
but the patient sank rapidly and died
shortly after 6 o'clock today.
Governor Pattison was very well known
In Omaha, having passed through here and
stopped In this city a great many times.
He had many friends here. He was In
terested In the Orable-Kdgemont invest
ments in South Dakota and put In a great
deal of time and worry trying to straighten
out its affairs. On a nmnber of occasions
the governor was entertained at the Omaha
club. Victor Rosewater, managing editor
of The Bee, saw him In St. Louis during
the democratic convention. He Inquired
about Omaha and asked particularly about
a number of Omsha rren. Showing that
he had retained his Interest In this city
and Its affairs.
RAILROAD OPERATORS STRIKE
Employes on Two of the Southern
Lines Walk Oat for In
crease of Wages.
EMPORIA, Kas., Aug. 1. Every tele
graph operator and all but two agents on
the Neosho branch of the Missouri, Kan
sas & Texas railway system struck this,
afternoon in compliance with a general or
der of the Order of Railroad Telegraphers.
Previous to this there had been no talk of
a strike among the operators along the
line and many who struck do not under
stand clearly what the strike was called
for. The order affects twenty-six men on
DALLAS, Tex., Aug. L Members of the
Order of Railroad Telegraphers In Dallas
quit work at 4 p. m. today, In obedience
to an order for a strike of all the teleg
raphers employed on the Missouri, Kansas
ft Texas .system. The number of men en
gaged In the' strike could not be ascer
tained. . At the office of Superintendent McDowell
It was stated that no interruption 4n the
service was anticipated. The order for the
strike- seems to hv'- be-en unexpected by
Iocs , Order of RatWad s Telegraphers'
men, but It is stated that tt is
the . culmination of a disagreement, be
gun about- eight months ago. The wage
schedule is said to be one subject of dis
agreement and pay for overtime and short
er hours are other matters which require
adjustment Promotion according to sen
iority of telegraphers to be .station agents
Is also demanded by the strikers.
OKLAHOMA CITY. Okl., Aug. 1. All
teleg-raph operators on the "Katy" system
In Indian . Territory went on strike 'this
afternoon for an' increase In wages. At
Muskogee, purant Atoka and Denlson, non
union men were waiting to take their
places and other operators are being hur
ried to stations along the line. Trains are
being moved slowly.
TROLLEY CARS IN A COLLISION
Score of Persons Hnrt and Two of
Theim Fatally In Wreck on
WESTBORO, Mass., Aug. 1. A score of
persons were Injured, two of them fatally,
In a had-on collision between two trolley
cars or- the Boston and Worcester Street
Railway near the Washington street cross
ing, three miles from Westboro today. The
fatally hurt are:
Mrs. Caroline Stewart, Wlnthrop Beach,
diqd at hospital. "
John Doe, motorman, of Wellesley; In
ternally, cannot recover.
Miss Maude McGulre, an actress, whose
stage name Is Maud Thornton and home
Is In Boston, had her right leg crushed so
that It had to bo amputated. She Is in a
The other Injured are expected to re
The accident occurred at noon on a curve
at a steep Incline and was due to the mis
understanding of orders relating to the
passing of cars. One car was running
slowly and the other at the rate of twenty
five miles an hour when they met.
The westbound car carried thirty-one pas
sengers and the other thirty-five. The pas
sengers on the front seats of both cars re
ceived the worst injuries and In addition'
to broken bones, sustained severe cuts from
RUSH OF CONSTRUCTION WORK
Santa K Railway Seriously Damaged
by the Recent Floods In
LOS ANGELES. Cal., Aug. 1. The operat
ing department of the local division of the
Santa Fe railway system is crowded al
most to Its capacity as a result of the
rush of construction work entailed by the
recent floods in Arizona, The damage done
by the waters Is said to be the most se
vere that has ever occurred west of Albu
querque. The greatest damage done was
between Hackberry and Truxton, a dis
tance of twelve miles. The company ex
pects to have the road temporarily repaired
and traffic resumed fully by tomorrow.
Assistant Manager Hitchcock of the Santa
Fe system this afternoon stated that the
total loss to the company was In the neigh
borhood of $100,000.
HACK DRIVER MUST HANG
Former Iowa Man and Erstwhile
Publisher ConvlcleJ of Murder
lag Strike Breaker.
KANSAS CITY, Aug. 1. Edgsr G. Bailey,
the union hack driver convicted of the
murder of Albert Ferguson, a strikebreaker,
was sentenced today to l)e hanged Sep
tember 17. Builey wss born In Iowa tliirty
slx years ago, was graduated from Cornell
(la.) college, and published a weekly paper
la LsPorte, la., or night years.
COCOAINE FIEND RUNS AMUCK
Kills One Man and Seriously Injures Sev
eral Others Before Caught.
HIMSELF FATALLY WOUNDED BY OFFICER
Death In' Only a. question of n Few
Hours Bystander Shot In
jlead and May Pos.
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., Aug. l.-(Spe-clal
Telegrsm.) As the result of a cocaine
maddened man running amuck with a re
volver, one man Is dead, one Is fatally
wounded, one Is dangerously wounded and
two others are slightly hurt. The dead:
CHRIS 1IARTMAN. hostler at the Ger
Jack Chit, a carpenter; home unknown.
Paul Hempel, shot In the head; may die.
Officer 6clioonover, shot In hand.
Baker, shot In knee.
Carr wns finally shot down by Officer
John Ingram and taken to the county Jail.
At a late hour tonight he was still alive,
but the attending surgeon holds out no
hope of his recovery.
Carr was a 'dope fiend" and for the
last week had been In a seml-craiy condi
tion from the effects of the drug. Several
times he had threatened to kill some one
at the boarding house while under the
drug's Influence, and. while good natured
and inoffensive when himself, was regarded
generally as rather dangerous when full
This evening Carr was up in his room,
which overlooks the stableyard, and Hart
man, who was the hostler at the place, was
cleaning the yard, when Carr suddenly ran
down -from his room by an outside stair
way, and running up behind Hartman shot
him three times in the back. Hartman
dropped to the ground and expired almost
Carr at once ran back upstairs to his
room and secured a repeating shotgun.
Catching sight of Hempel, another boarder.
In tho yard, Carr shot him In the head.
At the same time the police arrived on the
scene, and being unable to reach Carr any
other way, entered the room next to his
and tried to force open the connecting
door. Carr opened Are through the door,
wounding Chief of Police Schoonover In
the hand. Falling to get him out, Officer
Ingram, securing a rifle, posted himself
about half a block away, commanding a
view of Carr's windows, and exchanged
shots with the frenzied man, Anally striking
him in the right arm, shattering It from
the elbow down. Grasping the shotgun
In his left hand, the murderer then ran
down the outside stairs and around the
house to Central avenue, where he shot
at two men Just entering the saloon that
is operated In the same building. One of
the men. Baker, was struck In the knee.
As soon as the murderer appeared on the
street Officer Ingram ran towards him and
fired, the bullet striking Carr In the small
of Jhe back. He ell and Ingram at once
disarnjed him, and with - the assistance of
bystanders took him . to the, county jail.'
two blocks away. - ,n
Carr fought like 4 demon while being
taken In the Jail, but was overpowered and
put under the care of a surgeon, who,
after an examination, declared that he
Hartman, the victim of the shooting, was
a bachelor and had no relatives in this
city. Carr was about to be married and
was working for D. C. Proper, contractor
and builder. He was a good workman and
was not a drinker, but men who lived with
him regarded him as dangerous at times,
when under the influence of cocaine. Hart
man was a quiet, inoffensive man, and be
tween Carr and him there had never been
the least trouble. The police officers re
gard tho entire trouble as due to the prac
tically unrestricted sale of cocaine and
kindred drugs In this city. None of the
men who were Injured are Beriously hurt
and they are all resting easy tonight.
OHIO HAS A TRIAL -RUN
Time Falls Below the Government
Standard, but Another Trial
Will Be Made.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., Aug. l.-The
battleship Ohio was given Its speed trial
In Santa Barbara channel today and re
turned to this port at 1 o'clock this after
noon. Until tidal allowances are made and
the proper deductions on this account are
Agured out It will not be known whether
It made the government speed require
ment of eighteen knots, but the actual
record of the trip shows the vessel fell a
very small fraction of a knot below the
figure fixed by the government. .
The Ohio left Santa Barbara at 6:35 this
morning and made the start at a stake
boat off fianta Barbara light house. The
course was up the coast thlrty-slx mile? to
a stake boat opposite the point Concopclon.
On the run the Ohio more than made the
required speed and as the vessel awung
around the stake boat at "full speed was
half a minute ahead of the time required
to make eighteen knots. On the run down
the. coast the tide and wind were against
It, however, and tt lost a minute and a
half In the thirty-six miles.
Rear Admiral Whiting, who acted as the
government's representative aboard the
Ohio, and Captain Forsythe, representing
the builders, gave as their opinion that
the Ohio would show a speed of eighteen
knots and possibly a little more when the
tidal allowance shall have been deducted.
At any rate, said Captain Forsythe, the
Ohio will have another trial run whether
It exceeded eighteen knots or not. This
second trial will occur possibly within a
week or ten days.
POSTPONE TRIAL OF KRATZ
St. Louis Bribe Taker is III at His
Home with Appendi
ST. LOCIS, Aug. 1. A special to the
Post-Dispatch from Butler, Mo., says: The
trial of Charles H. Krats, former member
of the St. Louis municipal assembly, on
the charge of bribery In connection with
the Suburban Street railway franchise deal,
which came here on a change of venue,
was today continued to September J6, on
account of the defendant's illness.
Kratx, who was represented by his at
torneys, Is said to be suffering from acute
appendicitis at his home in St. Louis.
Find Letter from Andre.
CHRISTIANA. Norway, Aug. 1 Dis
patches received here reiairt that a Nor
wegian whaler has founn, north of Spits
bergen, a letter from I'rof. Andre, dated
lfiHX. The text of the letter Is not disc-lowed,
i'rof. Andre left HpltEberaeii In a
balloon July 11, 1KW, with llin Intention
of crossing the north pole. He has not
beu dcfhilWly hottfd Iiuiu slues,
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair Tuesday and Wednesday!
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
Hour. Deg. Hour. Ie.
K n. tn 04 1 p. m K
II t, m,,( J a p. m K
T a. m . . . . . 7 S p. m Ml
Nam...... TO 4 p. m Tt
ft a. m. . . . . . TH R p. m 7T
10 n. m T5 p. m TU
11 , m 7S T p. m ..... To
1U m MO p. n T3
p. m Til
WANT RESPONSIBLE CABINET
Russian Newspapers Freely Discuss
Reform Proposed by F.dltor
of Novoe V'remya.
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 1. The sugges
tion of M. Souverin, editor of the Novoe
Vremya, regarding the establishment of a
responsible cabinet Is creating much popu
lar comment. Great significance attaches
to the freedom with which the newspapers
are discussing the matter.
The cry has been taken up by the re
actionary Prince Mestchersky, editor of the
Graihdanin, who argues that a cabinet has
become necessary. M. Souverin this morn
ing returns t the charge In a signed arti
cle, pointing silt the evils of the present
system and saying that the rivalry be
tween the ministries Is causing chnos In
the public service, each pulling Us own
way, secure from criticism undr the cloak
of personal Irresponsibility.
Continuing. M. Souverin says: "Peter
the Great opened the window toward Eu
rope, now we need to open our door and
let what hKbest of western progress enter."
M. Souverin also recalls the words of
"Reforms must coma from above."
The Introduction of ministerial responsi
bility necessarily will Involve changes of
the greatest Importance, much power be
ing Invested In the office of president of
ministerial council, now an empty honor
to which M. Wltte was relegated. He
would then become the most Influential
man under the emperor. The creation 'of
a responsible ministry would also neces
sarily Involve more freedom of the press
and more criticism.
RISSIAN PAPER CITES PRECEDENT
Thinks United States Guilty of Sink
Ins; Ships Without Trial. -
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 1. The details
of the new Russo-German commercial
treaty are carefully guarded and will be
kept secret untK promulgated, although it
seems certain that Russi. has conceded
greatly Increased duties against Russian
cereals, which are even said to be double.
The Novoe Vremya today devotes an ed
itorial to praising the German captain of
the Portland & Asiatic liner Arabia, seized
by the Russian Vladivostok squadron, for
protesting against carrying contraband
when he discovered what the nature of his
cargo was to be.
Discussing the case of the British steamer
Knight Commander, the Novoe Vremya
points to the action of the Americans in
the war of 1812 in sinking English ships
and also to 'some alleged history of the
civil war, when, the paper says, over 100
blockade runners Were sunk. The Novoe
"Before lodging the complaints our well
wishers are prcpar ns It would be well for
them t look, up what they did themselves."
Other papers are abstaining entirely from
BOAT IS ENTANGLED IN MINES
Report from Toklo Tells How Com
mander Hlrose Was Injured.
TOKIO, Aug. 1. The following exciting
naval incident has been reported by Ad
miral Togo: While engaged recently in
sweeping for Russian mines near Lung
Wang Tao, a Japanese gunboat got en
tangled with a mine and while trying to
free Itself the mine became fastened In the
sweeping machinery of the gunboat. This
rendered the gunboat helpless and it drifted
to Shenaen point, where it was exposed to
a heavy Russian cannonade.
Captain Hlrosa, on board another gun
boat, then went to the rescue of the ves
sel. He succeeded In getting a line to the
disabled gunboat and had started to tow It
away, when he was suddenly attacked by
a Russian torpedo boat destroyer. After a
flght, which lasted one hour. Captain
Hlrosa succeeded In extricating both gun
boats. The vessel under tho command of Cap
tain Hlrose was hit lrln and three men
on board of It were killed. Captain Hlrose
and ten men were wounded.
The funnels of the Russian torpedo boat
destroyer which wns sunk on Sunday," July
24. are. visible off Shensen point.
KOIHOPATKIN TELLS OF RETREAT
Says Russians Inflicted Loss on Enemy
ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. 1 The emperor
today received the following dispatch, dated
July 81, from General Kouropatkln;
Three Japanese armies have renewed
offensive operations on our southern front.
Our rear guard made an obstinate offence
until the appearance ot considerably su
perior forces of the enemy and then gradu
ally retired in tho direction of Hal Cheng.
A detachment near Himouchelxa, fifteen
miles southeast of Hal Cheng, successfully
withstood the enemy until i In the after
noon. The attack was directed against our right
flank, which from its position at Kanhua
pass Inflicted great losses on the Japanese.
The efforts of the Tukuxhan army and
General Oku's army today are being mainly
directed to cutting our communications be
tween Slmouehelga and Hal Cheng,, their
operations starting from a line traversing
Van Shu Kan, Ta Pun Tse and Llao Han
Tse. On our eastern front the Japanese
began the offensive this morning against
our Ikhavuen position, the enemv's main
concentration being against its right flank,
which was turned. ,
The enemy is also acting on rh offensive
between Llao Yang and Salinatzsa, almost
due north of Fen Wang Cheng, against our
troops posted at Houtslatz, twenty-five
miles from Llao Yang.
Intelligence lias hewn received of a con
siderable number of Japanese landing off
Yin Kow under the cover of several war
ships. COMMANDER HIROSE IS WOtNDED
Japanese Naval Officer Injured In
Fight with Russian Boats.
TOKIO, Aug. 1. Commander Hlrose and
ten men were wounded July 29 -while de
stroying mines In the vicinity of Lung
Wang Tung bay, on the eastern coast of
Kwan Tuug peninsula and not far from
the entrance to Port Arthur.
The clearing cuble became entangled with
the screw of the gunboat from which Com
mander Hlrose wns directing the opera
tions. The Russian batteries immediately
opened Are and tvrpedo boat destroyers
attacked the gunboat, which was severely
damaged, but finally escaped.
Alestrff to Inspect Country.
MUKDEN, Aug. 1. The Associated Press
learns on unquestioned authority that Vice,
roy Alexleff is about to leave Mukden on
an -extensive Inspection ivur1 of the vle
COUNT KELLER KILLED
Japanese Shell Ends the Life of Bnssiin
Oenoral Near Liao Tang.
DIES OPPOSING ADVANCE OF ISLANDERS
In. Third Reverse of Army Oommandex
Lays Down His Life.
WAS A MAN OF CONSIDERABLE ABILITY
Resigned Position of Governor of Province
to Oo to Front.
RUSSIA SENDS OUT NEW WARSHIPS
Will Have No Question Abont Char
acter of Ships Engaged 1st
Wntchlnc Vessels of
MUKDEN, Aug. l.-It Is reported that
Lieutenant General Count Keller has been
killed east of Liao Yang.
LONDON, Aug. 1 A dispatch to a news
agency from St. Petersburg cqnflrms the
report of the death of General Keller, say
ing he was killed by a fragment of a
Japanese shell at the time he was opposing
the Japanese advance along the railway
near Hal Cheng.,
Lieutenant General Count Keller, at the
opening of the war, was In command of
the Second Siberian army division. He
was E4 years old end resigned the governor
ship of Ekatcrlnostaff In order to go to
the front. General Keller took rrt In the
three campaigns of the Russo-Turklsh war.
In 1887 he commanded the Imperial Rifle
regiment and later was director of the
corps of Imperial pages, by which Keller
came In contact with the members of the
imperial family, with whom he was in
great favor. General Keller was consid
ered to be the possessor of cool Judgment
and to be a fine strategist. Though a
strict disciplinarian, Keller was a kind and
careful oflicer and popular with his men.
He wore a short, gray beard, had keen
blue eyes and dressed In khaki. His only
decoration was the cross of the military
order of St. George, which he wore on the
breast of his tunlo. He sustained two re
verses at the hands of the Japanese, July
4 and July 17, being repulsed in attacks on
the Mo Tien pans.
Was Hilled July 3D.
ST. PETERSBURG, ' Aug. l.-The report
of Lieutenant General Count Keller's death
is confirmed. He was killed July a while
resisting tha preliminary attack of General
Kuiokl'a army on the Yanze pass, thirty
miles east of Liao Yang. The general was
standing near a battery which was sub
jected to a terrific lire, when a shell burst
close to him and he fell, mortally wounded,
dying twenty minutes later. Before he ex
pired General Keller had the satisfaction
of knowing that the Japanese attack, had
General Keller was the first high Russian
military commander- to lose his life tn this
war. He resigned the high and lucrative
post ef governor of Ekaterlnostaff to go to
the front and exchanged With. General Zas
salitch, who may now resume the Command
of the First Siberian army corps. i
The loss of General Keller la deeply felt
In court circles. He was a personal favor
ite of the emperor. Ills sister, Countess
Klelmmlcha, Is one ot the leaders of lb
Sends Out Other Wnrshlps.
Preparations have been completed for the
departure under the command of Rear Ad
miral Enqulst of the cruiser division of tho
Second Russian Pacific squadron, now lying
off Cronstadt. The warships will weigh an
chor and put to sea under sealed orders
within three days. It It also believed thai
the auxiliary cruisers, Don and Ura&f
which probably are the ships reported U
passing Copenhagen with the two torpedo
boats, will be followed at once by other
converted merchantmen. This time the ad
miralty has resolved thet there shall be
no question of the character of the war
ships engaged in stopping contraband. The
Don and the Ural will replace the Bt.
Petersburg and Smolensk, which will come
home and be reoommlseloned.
A current story ot an attempt to blow
up a building in the Nova yards by a man
In a boat is untrue. It is only a distorted
version of the capture of tho accomplice
of the assassin of M. von Plehve, of which
the true account was cabled front here
RISSIANS ATTEMPT TUB OFFENSIVE
As Result Wounded Men Are elng (
Sent to Mao Yang
LIAO YANG, Saturday. July SO. (De
layed In Transmission.) A Japanese officer
who has been taken prisoner and 100
wounded and disabled Russians have ar
rived here from the east, where It Is re
ported the Russians attempted to cut the
Japanese column marching toward Mukden.
The Russians have taken very few pris
oners so far, probably because of their
having fallen back from the battlefield In
each engagement, leaving the Japanese In
possession of the spoils.
A train bearing wounded Russians has
arrived from the south, where It is re
ported there is continuous skirmish fight
ing east and south of Hal Cheng. ,
There Is much speculation here as to
the reason why the Russians retired from
Ta Tche Kiao as the positions they held
there and elsewhere were completed and
increasing In strength.
Events of most immediate and important
consequence are now expected to oocur
east of Llao Yang.
Artillery firing occurred at 6lmouchng,
fifteen miles south-southeast of Hat CtiSng
yesterday. It is reported that the Japanese
retired. ' -,
Trains are running halfway betweea Hal
Cheng and Ta Tche Klao.
The reports of skirmish fighting along
all parts of the front are confirmed.
- i i i . i i
JAPANESE SHIPS AT NEW IHWANQ
Foreigners Present nt Dinner Given
by Japnnese Civil Officers.
NEW CHWANO, Aug. 1. One Japanese
battleship, one cruiser, three gunboats aiid
one torpedo boat arrived here today.
The commissioner of customs and the for
eign consuls were present at the farewell
dinner given to Major Takayama, the re
tiring administrator of New Chwang, by
his succeSHor, Major Yokura. The presence
of the- foielgners indicated that pleasant re
lations between the Japanese administra
tion and all foreign Interests have been es
The Russian prisoners, who claim to be
long to the Red Cross, have been turned
over to United States Consul General Mil
ler, who sent them to Sluinkalkwan.
The headquarters of tho Japaneso second
army and the second division are now at
Ta Tche Klao. Three days ago General
Kurokl was WtJU lwcnur-0ve failles vX
Powered by Open ONI