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j lichael Swan Has Two
(lours of lilierty;
Scapes in the Brush While
ryf Working With Field
ol iught by Marshal Mauss of Mur
4$. $ ray Before Penitentiary
a Posse Arrives.
Offo 3 :
' ttft Rrlet wns the respite from prison life
tliied by Michael Swan, who escaped
alii om the field Kane at the State prison
HillJ '5ut " 0'c,ock yesterday afternoon and
rs ko hours latr was taken Into custody
pB & ai-shal Mauss of Murray, while
ftr posses of prison guards were hot
was jjiiia trail.
Swan was working with the field
0f ing, In charge of Guard David Hilton,
i'sll u0,nt near the. cVeek "which runs
rough the prison farm, when sudden
J'Fri fswan sneaked down into the creek
5;je id made off toward the county road,
ontc fder cover of the bushes,
le"'j j Four Possea in Pursuit.
Vl soon as the guard discovered his
riLs jsence, the seven other prisoners of
juT le gang were taken to the prison and
ff)V itf escape reported. Warden Pratt
jT?. rbmptly organized four posses of
Ltardr, himself taking charge of one
'CtS :thcm, and the search for the escaped
I'lsoner was taken up. The- posses
C tarled on different routes, but every
,' He soon obtained trace of the man,
fhich led In the direction of Murray.
'lie posses all arrived in Murray with
? fa. few minutes of each other, only to
rtd that Marslial Mauss, who had
''sjWccn notified by tlie warden to look out
qr the man, had Just taken him in.
jp Prisoner Serving Term for Forgery.
a& iSwaii as sent up from Ogden on
lx i)y 5 to serve a one year's term lor
sriK trgery. Owing to the shortness of Ins
'rm It m nol considered for a mo
Kf? ent that he would attempt to -scape,
7d lie as from the-lirst given the lib
lay :tlei of a "trusty" and permitted to
nil ork with the field gang. Swan -a ill
A "bbably be prosecuted for his escape.
lie pi nalty for the oft'enso, in the event
u conviction, being from one to ten
:ars in the penitentiary.
IVs T :
Iprohibs are notified.
? wallow and Carroll Informed That
Zl The" Have Beeu Nominated.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. July' 22. Dr.
dia las C. Swallow of Pittsburg. Pa., and
bee wrge TV Carroll of Texas, Prohibition
nf'; hdidates for. President and Vlce
teiw esldent of the United Stateo, were
urlts rmaily notified of their nominations
n Safi lay. j
in: 'A. G. "Wolt'enharger of Lincoln, Neb.,
nllns lairman of the recent National Pro
ozi: bltlon convention, delivered the notl
, lift :ation address to Mr. Swallow, and
r the :mer L. Castle of Pittsburg notified
;r. Carroll. Responses were made by
gth cordidales and National ChaJr-;-mn
Stewart delivered the notification
JAW ch- Thp "'feting of the national
-1 mmltt " to discuss campaign plans
t i as also held here today.
j A'tnong the prominent members of
'""j e party here are James A. Tnte of
I Minsyicanla, A. G Wolfonbarger of
j ebrasku, A. A. Stevens of Pennsyl
- " s inla, Homer Castle of Pennsylvania,
vt5 L'' J' P' Hartman of New York. A. TV.
j ilson, State chairman of Illinois;
talis? imam e, Johnson of Chicago; O. V.
an ta ewart, chairman of the national com
, Ittee; Charles Eckhard. Indiana; J.
, jCCr.mflll of Texas and F. J. Sibley of
I MEMORY WARCUS DALY.
aaig, iholarship in Columbia University
J $ School of Mines Established.
q eS- I;
ftP t EW Y0RK- Jul' 22. A scholarship
lido t,J Columbin university school of
until.1' PQS has been established In memory
He J itne Iatc Marcus Daly of Montana by
impH P. daughter, Mrs, James V. Gerard of
3 fSlfe.?ity-. Tt 13 to b& awarded on a com
5 , bnelB- The recipient is to re-
Timr! 0 per anum- The scholarship
lUp iyl:?.pe b' to those who have worked
nCAftBu3 ntana u"ncs or tbelr descend-
Sn?' HAS A NEW FORCE,
Being Operated by a
"t Crew Lyal to Property.
TE3: : . .
- ' 'J07,011, rol- Juli: 22.-The Port
v' I"1 "0 ,B opcrIag with a new force
n b'nr"5 ilnd nreic"1 ,n Pa'ce of
triP S ft,TrI "Cd 10 have "?ovcri a
tfV? tncal ic.n"R lhe mel in Lh
ilk out In n ,nt U thl" ,nl,ie 10
in arrc-ste.1 ,lllbod:- Te C the forty
-m emaffi?i ,kT0 tho district and
wluirer havti been released.
TWO AMERICANS SLAIN.
Killed by Subordinate Official of the
. WASHINGTON, July 22. In answer
to Acting Secretary of State Loomis's
demands for full information: respecting
the killing of two Americans In Aguas
Callenles, Mexico, Consul Kaiser, at
Mazatlan, ha telegraphed, under last
night's date, as follows:
"Amorlcans telegraphed that Alcade
Torres, nephew of Gen. Terros, -while
intoxicated, went on business to Way's
office, who requested him to return when
oher. Terrea left ami sent his pubor
dlnale to arrest Clarence Way and Ed
Latimer, but, instead of arresting, they
assassinated them. Governor promires
me aid In thorough Investigation. In
formation verified by second dtepatch.
Investigation In progress. Dispatch in
Acting Secretary Looinls promptly
telegraphed the Consul to dispatch some
responsible person Immediately to Aguas
Calientes to make a full inquiry and re
port upon the a?w&?lnntlon. The place
is remote and there is no Consul nearer
GORMAN HOLDS ALOOF.
Will Not Take Chairmanship of Dem
WASHINGTON. July 22. Senator
Gorman was in the city today and.hnd
his attention called to a statement pur
porting to have been made by a mem
ber of the Democratic National com
mittee to the effect that there Is still
a possibility that he might consent to
accept the chairmanship.
Mr. Gorman stated he had frankly
( informed all who had made such a sug
gestion that it would bo impossible for
him to undertake the labors incident to
that position, and that ho now desired
to add that no conditions will Induce
him to change that determination.
He will, however, he said, be very
glad to render all the service in his
power to those who may be selected to
take charge of the campaign, which, he
hopes, will be crowned with success.
REGARDED AS SUFFICIENT.
Uncle Sam Writes Plainly to Helra
of Louis Etzell.
WASHINGTON, .Inly 22. He Ire. of
Louis Etzell, killed by Chinese soldiers
near Newchwang, are dissatisfied with
the amount of indemnity ($25,000 Mex
ican) paid by the Chinese Government
on account of the affair and have com
plained to the State department. The
department hay replied that, in view of
the facta In the case, the unpremedi
tated character of the killing and tho
general practice of the American and
other Governments In fixing indemni
ties on account of donth, particularly
In allowing indemnities to foreigners
killed In this country, the indemnity In
thl3 case lr regarded as sufficient. The
promptnesa of the Chinese Government
In settling the case without any pres
sure is officially commended.
INSANE MAN ON 0OIV3E.
Lunatic Has Possession of Court-
house at Liberty, Mo. '
DTBERTY, Mo., July 22. Alonzo
Haggard, an Insane man, took posses
sion of the dome of the county court
house today. Tho dome is 150 feet from
tho ground, and the police fear to at
tempt to capture the man, believing
that he may either harm them or jump
to the ground and kill himself. The
man entered the courthouse at day
break. Going out on the railing sur
rounding the dome he pulled himself to
the ba.se of the Goddess of Liberty by
means of the lightning rod. A crowd
watched him from the street, afraid
that he would lose his bnlanqe and fall.
Haggard la 25 years old and came here
from Deltls, Okla., two days ago.
KILLED FOR TEN CENTS,
Logger Sloiu by Bartender in Seattle.;
Murdorer in Jail.
SEATTLE, July 22. James McCor
mick, tho logger whose home lo believed
to have been at McMurray, Wash,, was
murdered in the Magnolia saloon on
Firs-t avenue about 7 o'clock thla morn
ing because he refused to pay for two
glasses of beer that he had ordered for
himself and the bartender, John. Rouse.
Rouse is now in the city Jail, held for
the murder. He admits that he struck
McCormlck, but sayy that he had no
Intention of killing him.
BRAVE OFFICER DROWNS.
Lost Hia Own Life in Saving
Another. " , '
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SEBASTOPOL, July 22. Capt. Glo
toff, commander of the torpedo-boat de
stroyer anchored In the roadstead here,
'Jumped overboard during a storm today
to J?ave a man whose boat had been
&wamped. GIotofT succeeded In bring
ing the- man to the plde of the destroyer
and he was taken aboard, but the cap
tain himself Bank exhausted and was
Condition of tho Treasury.
WASHINGTON, July 22. Today's
statement of the treasury balances In
the general fund, exclusive of the $150,
000,000 gold reserve In the division of
redemption, shows: Available cash"
balance, 5140,058,31)6; gold, 5-10,00,077.
, Ordered Out
Viclatien of Agreement by
Packers Is Assignedas
Allied Trades Have Been Sequested
by Meat Cutters to Order
CHICAGO, July 22. Tho stockyards
strike, which was- renewed this morn
ing In Chicago and at all tho other
points where the big packing companies
hnvo branches, because the strikers
were dissatisfied with the manner in
which the employers proposed to rein
state their former employees pending a
settlement by arbitration, will continue
for another day at least. A Joint con
ference between the representatives of
both sides of the controversy and representatives-
of the allied trades In an
attempt to bring about a peaceable ad
justment of this- second strike was un
successful, and the meeting was ad
journed tonight at S:30 o'clock, with the
understanding that another conferonce
would bo held at S o'clock tomorrow
Conference a Long One.
At today's conference, which lasted
five hours, a committee consisting of
live representatives of the packers and
live representatives of the butchers'
union was appointed to go over the
whole situation, but. the committee was
unable to reach a working basis with
which both sides would be satisfied.
Whether .the difficulty can be satisfac
torily tottled at tomorrow's meeting hi
problematical, as both the packers and
the strikers maintain thai they are liv
ing up to Wednesday's agreement for a
settlement by arbitration and that it Is
the other side that Is responsible for
the renewal of hostilities.
Both Sides Hopeful.
After tonight's adjournment a pub
lication committee announced that the
peace negotiations today had failed, but
that there was still hope that an agree
ment could be reached In thtr near fu
ture. No written, statement of what
occurred at the meeting was given o'ut,
as has? been customary at former con
ferences, and the committee declined to
give any further Information except
that another meeting would be held to
morrow. Allied Trades Will Join.
Unless a settlement Is reached to
morrow, the general belief Is that a
sympathetic strike of the allied trades
In the packing industry, which was
threatened last week to enforce the de
mands of the strikers, will be called.
All these unions have signified their
willingness to stand by the butchers if
they are called on to asralst In the strug
gle with the packers for supremacy.
In the follow-ing statement, given out
tonight by President Donnelly of the
butchers' union, the reason why the
strikers refused to returro to work to
day Is given:
The packers signed an agreement
that there would be no discrimination
in the rehiring of the men. This was
accepted by the officers of the organiza
tion In good faith. On the return of
the men this morning they were lined
up like cattle. The foremen, walking
through the line, would pick out a man
and say, 'You come up.' The next man
would be pushed out of line and told
that he could not bo used, and It was
always the good, active union men
whom they could pot use.
"We understood the agroement per
fectly, and tho strike was only called
after the packers had violated the same.
This has been their system m the past,
and that was our main reuson for insist
ing on the time limit In the agreement;
but in spite of this, the packers' inten
tion was to hire only such men as were
favorites. They also hired men In soma
of the departments who had not been
employed prior to the strike."
What Packers' Official Said.
"Superintendent Pension of the Ar
mour canning department addressed
tho employees In the following language
this morning: 'You wont away like
cattle, and we will take you back like
cattle.' This language was used both
to men and women," said Mr. Donnelly.
Commission Men Excited.
In anticipation of favorable condi
tions at the stockyards today, commis
sion men kept the wires busy yester
day notifying patrons to ship stock,
and when It became known that tho
struggle had boon renewed brokers bo
gan a wild rush to the telegraph offices
to flood the country with warnings to
stop the expected influx of stock.
Only Half Qoven Places.
Today 3000 cattle butchers reported
at the stockyards here for work. Only
half of them were given places. There
upon all refused to work. They re
ported In a body at their union head
quarters. The general order for a re
newal of the strike was soon forthcom
ing. Provocation for Strike.
. While the Immediate provocation for
tho renewal of the strike was appar
ently the failure of the packers to take
back a large proportion of the strikers
who reported for work today, the real
cause of the rupture was Inferred lo be
l a circular, issued yosLorday, by, th
packers. Tho circular purported to ex
plain to the public the agreement en
tered into with the labor loaders.
Seemingly the circular could be taken
as implying that the agreement did not
bind the packers to re-employ all of
the men who walked out. Tho con
struction the labor leaders had placed
upon the agreement was that all should
be re-employed within forty-five days.
Mayor Harrison Called Home.
Immediately upon hearing that the
strike had been renewed, telegrams
were sent by City Comptroller Mc
Cann. to recall Mayor Harrison, who
had gone on a vacation. He hod left
for Marquette, Mich., where hewas to
take a boat today.
May Closo Plants.
Reports were current this afternoon
that the packers had decided to yield
no whit to the ntrikers and to meet
continued warfare with a complete
shut-down of the killing departments
until such time as sufficient expert non
union forces could be obtained to oper
ate on a large scale.
Ground for This Action.
The ground for this action was said
to be that the packers had found it too
expensive and too wasteful to attempt
to operate with small killing gangs, and
had determined if the strikers insisted
on holding out to suspend killing oper
ations In all the plants affected by the
No Killing Will Be Done.
The packers, it was staled, would
continue shipping and handling pro-,
ducts on hand. Work in the smoking
and canning departments would also
be continued, but no killing would be
done under the unfavorable conditions
under which operations have been at
tempted since tho beginning of the
When tho 3000 butchers and their help
ers wont into the yards here today to
take their old places, the general greet
ing received was, "Wo cannot take back
more than half the regular force."
The men held a conference of an Im
promptu nature and reached an agree
ment to act as a unit.
"You must take us all back or none,"
came the reply of the union men.
The packers refused to accede to this
and a committee was sent out to see
The latter communicated with his ad
visers. Within an hour and a half the
decision was reached to reopen the
Conference Is Called.
The news of the strlko at the stock
yards was followed within an hour by
an announcement that a Joint confer
ence at the offices of Armour & Co. had
been arranged to take placo this after
noon between the pncklng-house pro
prietors and the labor leaders to discuss
.the alleged unjust discrimination on the
'part of the packers.
Tho portion of the packers circular
objectionable lo the union is as follows:
"In the agreement reached the pack
era reserve the privilege of rotaining In
their employ all employees that have
been hired while the strike has lasted,
thus guaranteeing to theBe men the fair
treatment they deserve and gaining for
the packers one of tho most important
points for which they contended, and
for which they stood out so long. The
privileges of arbitration within the lim
it of forty-live days covers tho question
of 'discrimination' only and Is In no
way Intended to guarantee to the strik
ing employees that they will be taken
back and given the places now filled by
Statement by Union.
President Donnelly, immediately af
ter calling the men out the second time,
gave out the following statement rela
tive to his action:
"Tho packers agreed to replace the
men without discrimination. They
agreed that the men should report for
work and be taken back. Instead of
being furnished with checks this morn
ing when the men went back to work,
they were met by u superintendent or a
policeman, who Dlcked out certain men
and told them to go and get their
checks. They told others to go home,
that they did not know when they
would be needed, or whether they
would ever be needed. This was a
plain violation of our agreement.
Packers Are Notified.
"I called up Mr. Connors of Armour
& Co., and told him that the agree
ment was being flagrantly violated;
that tho men ould refuse to go back
to work. I did that as soon as the men
hud roported from the yards what was
being done there. Mr. Connors wanted
mo to come immediately to see him and
show him how the agreement was be
ing violated. I told him that there was
no chance to do business with him un
til the other trades had been repre
sented." ' Non-Union. Man. Fatally Hurt.
The first rioting of the day came when
a man, Frank Miller, was set upom by
a crowd of strike sympathizers. They
beat him so badly that at the hospital,
where he was taken, it was said that
he had little chance of recovery. Miller
was EX-t upon in front of Armour Sc. Co.'s
plant and, after he had been kicked al
most to death, was found by pedes
trians, who sent for a doctor. It was
found that Miller's skull was fractured
and Ills jaw broken.
Mob Attacks Ambulance.
Trouble came when Joseph Younichs,
employed at Nelsom Morris & Co.'s
plant, was taken out of tho yard so
that his knee, which had been, fractured
by the falling of a skid, could be cared
for by a physician. The doctor, after
attending the wounded man, called an
ambulance to havo tho sufferer taken
back into the company's improvised
hospital in tho yards. A crowd, as
suming that Younichs was a non-union
man. attacked' tho ambulance and
nearly upsot tho vehicle In an endeavor
to reaoh the supposed foe. With drawn
revolvers two policemen and Ihe doc
tor defended their charge, tho doctor de
claring to the strike sympathisers that
the wounded man was a fellow-unionist.
This took time, and the defenders
had to withstand, a siege till help camo
from the stoekyardtt police- Htntjom, a
considerable- distance Other men were
beaten severely by strikers
KANSAS CITY SURPRISED.
Order . to Renew Strike Astonished
Both Packer and Employee.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. July 22. Presi
dent Donnelly's order to the packing
house employees to renew the strike
camo as a surprise to both the packers
and tho. men. Although practically, all
Existing Tension Is
British Embassy at St. Pot
arsburg Advised of Re
lease Gf Vess-sl.
Conciliatory Spirit Shown by Both
Russia raid England in. Dispos
ing of Matter.,
WASHINGTON, July 22. Sjpencer
Eddy, the American charge d'affaires
at St. Petersburg, today cabled the
Stato deDartment that the British em
bassy there had been officially notified
that tho steamer Malacca has been re
leased and that In consequence the ex
isting tension has been relieved.
ST. PETERSBURG, July 22. The
Russian reply to the British protest
was handed to Embassador Hardings
this afternoon. Russia agrees that the
Malacca shall not be brought before a
prize court, and undertakes that no in
cident similar to Oils will occur in tho
The report of the Captain of the SU
Petersburg, which has at last reached
the admiralty, gives as his reason for
summarily making a prize of the
steamer Malacca, the fact that the
British master of the Malacca declined
to produce the manifests of his cargo
as required by international war when
stopped by a belligerent in time of war.
The Russian authorities, after receiv
ing the report of the Captain of the St.
Petersburg, tried to stop the Malacca
at Port Said, but she has already
sailed. Both countries in the final
agreement displayed a conciliatory
BOY CREP-1ATED ALIVE.
Eight-Year-Old Lad Burned to Death,
Family Seriously Injured.
CHICAGO, July 22 Edward Schempp,
S years old, was burned to death, and
his father, mother, three brothers and
an undo severely burned in a fire that
destroyed the grocery and living apart
ments of William Schempp.
It Is believed that boys playing be
hind Ihe grocery with matches acci-'
dentally set the building on fire.
The four boys were tasleep in rooms
above the grocery when the fire began,
and before they could bo rescued all
had been overcome by tho smoke and
flames. Their mother and uncle received
their injuries in attempting to go to
their aid. The father also was severely
Steamer American Ashore.
HONOLULU. July 22. The steamer
American, belonging to the American
& Hawaiian Steamship company, ran
ashore this morning on Kamolo point,
island of Molokloi. Lator she floated
and proceeded for Kahulul. She Is not
believed to have been damaged.
of the several thousand men who went
out originally uppUared at tho different
plants here ready for work, each com
pany employed only a sulflclent number
of strikers to make up a competent
force. The plants were soon supplied in
nil departments and apparently running
In full blasL
Practically all of the strike-breakers
At Fowler's plant perhaps the great
est crowd gathered at the gates. Here
the management let In only a few at a
time, and deliberately selected those who
had been least demonstrative during the
strlko, or who apparently stood in bet
ter favor with the management than tho
others. Much disappointment was
shown among those not chosen. At tho
other plants practically the same situa
In the Armourdale district there was
trouble when the men learned that all
were pot to be taken back, and for a time
rioting was threatened. A party of
strike-breakers entering one of the
plants were attacked by slrikers. A
general fiat fight ensued and a number
of tho non-union men were beaten. None
was seriously hurt, however, and the
pollco soon dispersed tho strikers.
Following this disturbance extra po-
llcemen were sent to the Armourdale ;
dlstrlcjt from Kansas City, Kan. On the
Missouri side additional police were sent
to the Armour and Fowler plants, but
at thoso points there was no show of
C. W. Armour said:
"I cannot understand the cause for
Mr. Donnelly's new order. I consider
that these men have broken faith with
the puckers. II will be impossible for
the packerr. hero or anywhere In the
country to take all the strlkors back at
once. There Is not sufficient work for
them to do so. All the plants are more
or less disordered, and it will bo some
time before they will bo able to operate
a full force In all tho departments. IIow
long it would bo before we could put all
tho men to work. T can not say. One
reason' why all could not be taken back
Immediately Is because there Is not suf
ficient live stock on the market: We
have lakiui back toduy perhaps 150 of
the strikers, thirty or forty of -whom
are skilled men. Today .we havo 2C00
employees at work,"
I LARGEST TREE
ON EARTH IS
FRESNO, Cal., July 22, Wll-
0 liam Hart, a well-known lumber
mill man, claims to haVe found
a giant sequoia measuring thlr-
' ly-slx feot In diameter and 100
feet around the base. This is said
to bo tho largest tree on earth.
Hart says tho tree is In Eshoin
valley, Tulare county, in a se-
0 eluded gulcn near one of the
mills. The mammoth, he figures,
is 400 feet In height.
GREEK PADRONE SYSTEM.
Believed That Ono Has Become Deep
Rooted in This Country.
WASHINGTON, July 22. Facts
which havo been brought to his atten
tion from time to time have caused
Frank P. Sargent, Commissioner-General
of Immigration, to conclude that
there Is an effective and deep-rooted
padrone system in operation in this
country, operated by Groek immi
grants. Having- arrived at this conclu
sion, Mr. Sargent has acted accordingly,
and hereafter It will be more difficult
than over for fruit venders and barbers
and proprietors of shoe-shining "par
lors" to import shiploads of diminutive
Greek boys and youths for the purpose
of working them indefinitely without
The Influx of these little chubby
faced, black-eyed, coarse-haired Greeks
into tlio 'larger cities of the United
States in the past few years has been
very noticeable. In St Louis within a
year there wvere more than a dozen
shoe-shining "parlors" opened in the
central portion of the business district
In which half a dozen or more of these
Greok youths were employed. On some
of the windows are painted signs ex
plaining that "the particular company
or inni operating una yiauu wua
branches in soveral other cities." The
same conditions exist In all tho large
Started in Now York.
The plan seems to have originated
some j'ears ago, in the idea of a New
York shoeblack, who was making mon
ey to bring over a young cousin, 15
years of age. Glowing letters of the
wonderful new country and tho future
In store for the boy resulted in the fa
ther, an Ignorant countryman, accept
ing the ticket sent for the boy, who was
put on board ship and shipped to New
To the Greek standard of wages and
prices 550, the sum necessary for pas
sago from Athens or Sparta to New
York, Is an Immense surn. The father
saw no Injustice, therefore, in binding
his boy to work for tho American cousin
till he was 21, without wages, in order
to repay the expense of tlie voyage.
What Boy Receives.
The wily Immigrant, therefore, se
cured a boy for one shoeshlnlng chair
at a wage of fS.33 and board per year,
instead of $5 a week, which he had to
pay his other hands. It paid so well
that he brought over other boys on the
same plan. Other Greeks followed his
example, until tlie system Is familiar to
every Greek dealer or shopkeeper.
To such proportions has the system
grown that a Tew days ago, while Commissioner-General
Sargent and Mr.
Cortelyou, then Secretary of Commerce
and Labor, were In Boston on a tour of
Inspection, one ship arrived bearing 1-10
Greok boys, all under 15 years of age.
When the influx became so large as to
attract the attention of the Immigrant
authorities, and they began to make
inquiries, the wily Groek bethought him
of n subterfuge. He was bringing the
boys over to educate them. That has
come to be the standard excuse. This
was the reason assigned in nearly every
case on tho Boston ship. Experience
and Investigation In prior cases, how
ever, had shown tho falsity of these
representations, and most of tho 140
wore utrj.-i ivu.
Commissioner Sargent Is thoroughly
aroused at these conditions, and deter
mined that they shall cease at once. To
this end all Inspectors have been In
structed to let no Greek boys land un
less It can be shown that they are not
under contract to driving masters.
ALLEGED HORSE THIEVES,
Two Men Accused of Stock Rustling
BAKER CITY, Or., July 22. Doputy
Sheriff Thomas of Malheur , county ar
rested two alleged horse thieves with
fourteen head of horses said to have
been stolen near Dell, Or., July 4. These
men are thought to bo part of a band of
stock rustlers who have been operat
ing in this part of the State for eome
time. They were arrested last night on
tlie Imnaha river, the wildest and most
Inaccessible section of the State.
HANGED IN A BARN.
West Seattle Baker Takes His Own
SEATTLE, July 22 Despondent be
cause be was so deeply In debt that
he saw no chance to pull out, Gust Plehl,
a West Seattle boker, hanged himself
in hit? barn lust night. The body was
found this morning by Charles E.
Palmer, a lad who was employed by
Plehl. The dead man had a wife, two
sons and a daughter, who llvo at Republic
Will Take Place in West Virginia.
BEDFORD. Pa.. July 22. The notifi
cation of Henry G. Davis, the Vlco
Presldcntial nominee of the Democratic
party, will take place in West Virginia
in August, probably about ono week
after tho notification of Judge Parker.
Kiao'Tuiig Is Occupied I
ly Japanese. ' I
Two Days , of Desperate
Fighting Before Russians
Japs Lost 424 Men in Killed ,an
Wounded, tho Russians About
TOKIO, July 22.--Gen. Kurokl, aftor
a severe .fight, occupied Kiao T.mg on
July 19. The nlaco had been fortified
by the Russian: who defended it
stoutly. In the righting Gen. KuiMki's
troops drovo the I:ueslans from th ir
ativngly fortified position on the Chi
river, which is noithwest of Mo Tien
pass and east of Anplng, inflicting
upon the enemy more serious losses
than they sustained themselves. The
fight began on the 18th and ended on
the 19th. Tlie Japanese lost 424 men
in killed and wounded. Tho Russian
losses arc estimated at 1000.
Advanco Begun Monday.
Gen. Kurokl began his advanco early
In the mornlnr of the 19th. Ho uncov-
ered and followed the enemy along the
Chi river. The! Russians seemed to be
retiring to the northward, when sud
Uenly two battalions, with eight guns,
turned and attacked the Japanese van
guard vigorously. At this point the
Japanese suffered before relief came,
one company losing all Its officers.
Russian Position Developed.
At a late hour In the afternoon tho
Russian position was developed. They
occupied an eminence on the hanks of
tho Chi. This river guarded their left
flank, and high precipices protectod t
the Russians on the right. The only
approach to their position was through
a narrow defile.
Fought Until Dark.
The fighting continued until dark, fl
when the Japanese forces bivouacked.
fThe Russians made two counter at
taoks, but wero y-epulsed In each case.
Tho Japanese Renewed tho attack at
midnight, posting their artillery In the
volley below and on tlie high ground
to tho south of tho Russian position
Tho main Japanese body was assigned
to attack tho Russian center, a small
detachment was sent 'toward the right
Hank and another to watch the ene
my's left flank.
Battle Resumed at Dawn.
After these positions had been taken
the lighting ceased for a time, but it
was resumed at dawn. The Russians
had thirty-two guns in action and they
vigorously shelled the Japanese. To
this fire the Japanese replied, and the
bombardment lasted for four hours.
During this time the Japanese infantrj
moved forward and the flankers' had
succeeded in scaling the height on the
Russian right by 3 o'clock in the after- fM
noon, at which hour the main force
was ordered to storm tho Russian cen
ter. The Japanese artillery protected ijl
this movement splendidly, but the In- iH
fantry rnet with a severe fire and lost
heavily in gaining the heights. jH
Final Charge Made. hH
The final successful charge was deliv- lH
ered at half Dast 5 in the afternoon.
The Japanese succeeded in partlallv
cutting off tho Russian retreat, and ll
thlB coon became a rout. The enemy
retired in two directions, to tho north
ward and to the eastward.
Heavy Loss to Both Sides. fl
The Russian forces engaged included. ilH
In addition to the artillery, seven bat- !iH
talions of infantry and a regiment of rjH
Cossacks. The enemy left 131 dead and H
300 rifles on the field. Prisoners taken
estimate the Russian losses at 1000. flH
The Japanese lost one officer and fifty-
four men killed and eighteen officers jjH
and 351 men wounded. flH
Battle Fought on Sunday.
Kiao Tunc is twenty-five miles from
Kurokl's hfadquartcrs. The Russians
aro fortifying new positions before Mo H
Tien pass. There were more Russians
killed In the fighting of Sunday. July 17. fH
than can bo burled and the Japanese Jjm
are now engaged in cremating the
Four Hours' Engagement. H
On July 19 Japanese forcos attacked BH
a battalion of Infantry and a thousand HH
cavalry who occupied Che Chla To, to ifH
the northward of Shao Tien Tzu. After !H
four hours, of fighting, the Russians re- ijH
tired across tho Tai-Tsu river. In this IH
engagement the Japanese . had seven-
teen men wounded. fll
TO RELEASE MALACCA.
Russians Are Convinced Vessel Had IH
No Contraband of War. ttH
LONDON. July 22. In accordance
with Instructions from Foreign fjH
Minister Lamsdorff. Count Benck- jjH
endorff. tho Russian Embassador to IH
Great Britain, has Informed Foreign fH
Minister Lansdowno that Immediately
upon the proving of the presence of the H
broad arrow the British mark upon jH
the munitions upon the seized steamer
Malacca, and tho fact that no othor jH
cargo of a contraband character is on jH
board that vessel, she will at once be re- jH
In response to this notification Lord HH