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VOLUME 2. NUMBER 71
Kuropatkin Decides Not to Make
Serious Resistance at
Occupation of Newchwang By
Mikado's Troops Looked
St. Petersburg, July 12.-General
Kuropatkin, according to private ad
vices from the front, will not make a
serious attempt to hold Tatchekiao,
above Kaichou, midway between that
place and Ifaicheng and where the
railroad connects with the branch from
Newchwang. Developments of the Jap
anese strength on the Siuyen road
seem to be forcing a Russian concen
tration between Haicheng and Liao
yana, but preparations seem to be
making to defend the former as long
as possible. General Count Keller's
force, which was a little southwest of
Liaoyang, has apparently moved far
ther southward, to stay the advance of
the Japanese direct from the Feng
The pressure on the Russian left
rear, as it withdraws, continues. There
is now seemingly practically nothing
in the way of a Japanese occupation
of Newchwang and the completion of
the Japanese line across the head of
the I.iaotung peninsula. The fortifi
cation of the passes of the Fenshui
range and the semi-circle eastward of
Liaoyang is reported. With pressure
on two sidfes. if the Japanese have any
serious intentions of pushing homo
their advance in the direction of Muk
den, General Kuropatkin's position
would seem decidedly dangerous.
Severe fighting is not improbable
north of Tatchekiao, but the belief
is growing that Kuropatkin does not
intend to accept a general engagement
at this time, even if challenged.
Additional details of the Hoijan
fight July 4 describes the Russian bay
onet charge as being the most bril
liant incident of the war. Japanese
and Russians were found dead in the
trenches with their bayonets through
each others bodies
BI6 MOVEMENT AT KANO
JAP CAMPAIGN APPROACHING
i ANOTHER CLIMAX AT
Washington, July 12. It Is suspect
ed here that the Japanese campaign in I
Manchuria and especially in the dire. I
tion of Port Arthur is approaching an
Other one of such climaxes as maiked
the passage of the Yalu. Minister I
Griscom, at Tokio, has cabled the
State department as follows:
"It 4s announced from headquarters
of the general stall' that foreign mili
tary attaches who have been assigned
to accompany the Second army may go
to the front on the 20th inst. Press I
correspondents a day later."
It is recalled that the Japanese gen
eral staff have permitted the newspa
per correspondents and attaches to go
to the front at such moments as ini
tiated the delivery of a great and care
fully planned blow against the enemy.
SERIES OF SKIRMISHES.
Russian Report of the Fighting Near
St. Petersburg, July 12.Details of
the Russian retirement from Kaichou,
Which is hailed as a great victory at
Tokio, show, according to the official
report of Lieutenant General Sakhar
off, commander of the Eastern army,
that it was little more than a series
Of skirmishes. The Russian losses
were about 200 men. The Tokio re
port that ten guns were captured is
unfounded. The Russians retired in
perfect order before General Oku's I
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army, consisting of four divisions.
General Oku's advance continues.
His main force, which the general staff
believes to be almost 60,000 strong,
was Sunday about five miles north of
Kaichou. The skirmishes were about
three miles further north. The Jap
anese cavalry is proceeding to New
chwang and a heavy Japanese force
is converging upon Siadianuif, half
way to Tatchekiao on the Siuyen road.
The sentiment of the general staff
foreshows an engagement at Paicheng.
The admiralty has no confirmation
f the reported activity of the Port Ar
thur squadron. Nevertheless there is
excellent ground for believing that it
has gone out of Port Arthur. The
Vladivostok squadron is also at sea.
MANY RUSSIANS KILLED.
Bodies of Eight Hundred Brought Into
Chefoo, July 12.Chinese junkmen
who arrived here from Port Arthur
say that on Tuesday, July 5, Chinese
carriers brought into the town over
100 Russian dead, two of whom were
bigh officials. They state that a part
of the Japanese force advanced to
within six miles of the besieged town,
taking another eastern fort.
ATTACHES GOING TO THE FRONT.
Will Leave Tokio to Join Army on or
About July 20.
Tokio, July 12.The foreign at
taches assigned to the Second Jap
anese army have been informed that
they are to leave for the front on or
ihout July 20. It is believed that the
newspaper correspondents with the
Second army will leave about July 23.
JUDGE PARKER'S TELEGRAM.
Had to Be Verified Before It Was De
Esopus, N. Y., July 12.In spite of
the very unusual hour at. which Judge
Alton B. Parker retired Sunday morn
ing after receipt of the news from St.
Louis, he was prompt in his departure
for church at Kingston Sunday. He
drove with Mrs. Parker to the Episco
pal mission church of the Holy Oioss
at Kingston, of which his son-in-law,
Rev. Charles M. Hall, is rector. Judge
Parker assisted in taking up the col
Judge Parker at night sent the fol
lowing telegram of congtatulations to
Henry G. Davis, the vice presidential
"I congratulate both you and the
party upon your nomination for the
office of vice president."
Judge Parker has not yet received
the telegram which the St. Louis con
vention had voted should be sent
him in reply to his dispatch addressed
to William F. Sheehan in which he de
clared his allegiance to- the gold stand
While it has not reached him in any
formal way he is acquainted with its
Judge Parker's telegram to Mr.
Sheehan was sent from the Western
Union Telegraph office at Esopus and
the operator here had to personally
call up Judge Parker by telephone
to verify it before the telegraph com
pany would deliver it at St. Louis.
BY PERMISSION OF THE POPE.
Statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Crowned in New York.
New York, July 12.In the presence
of 25,000 people an imposing cere
mony took place here Sunday when
by special permission of. the pope the
miraculous statue of Our Lady of
Mount Carmel, belonging to the church
of the same name, was crowned by
Archbishop Farley. The function is
a rare occurrence anywhere and it is
the first time that such a ceremony
has ever been performed in the United
A letter from his holiness, written
in Italian, giving permission to crown
the statue was read.
BRIEF BITS OF NEWS.
Charles McLean, mayor of Mobile,
Ala., is dead.
William J. Bryan is slightly ill at
the residence of his cousin, Dr. Jen
nings, in St. Louis.
Richard Watson Gilder of New York,
editor of the Century, is ill at his
summer home at Tringham, Mass.,
Two long, heavy earthquake shocks
were felt at Guayaquil, Ecuador, Sun
day night and also at several other
towns in the republic
Fire of an unknown origin totally
destroyed the Jefferson Ice company's
houses at Powers lake, near Kenosha,
Wis., and caused a loss of between
$80,000 and $90,000.
$3.00 Straw Hats
20.00 15.00 10.00
75c goods at
50c goods at
35c goods at
25c goods at
20c goods at
10c goods at
5c goods at
OXeary & Bowser
7.50 5.00 37lc
FIGHTING NEAR PORT ARTHUR.
Local Newspaper Prints Account of
Chefoo, July 12.The Port Arthur
Novi Krai of July 7, a copy of which
has just leached Chefoo, contains an
account of the operations around Port
Arthur from July 3 to July 5. It
"Heavy fighting has occurred be
tween the first line of defenses aud
the Japanese. The results are not an
nounced. Nevertheless, little at a
time, the facts are becoming known.
Our side sent scouts to ascertain the
position and strength of the enemy
and whether they were protected by
trenches. It was impossible to find
out the exact strength of the Japan
ese, but they do not number less than
30.000. The Chinese credit them with
60,000. Thirty thousand men are not
sufficient for operations against a for
tress like this unless they expect as
sistance. After three days' fighting
the positions of the two armies were
"On the left flank we retained the
position we originally occupied. The
forcing of our right flank back pre
vious to this was rectified and now
we have both Green and Semaphore
hills in our hands. In front of these
hills we were not opposed, but we are
Heavily Shelled From Both Sides.
The enemy retired a considerable dis
tance. Of course all this was not
without losses, some of which will
strike the hearts of our countrymen.
"We started to take the offensive
the night of July 1, when we began
a strong attack. Our soldiers, who
had been forced back at Kinchou, were
waiting for an opportunity to get at
the Japanese. The result was most
satisfactory. The infantry marched
out as if engaged in maneuvers, while
the artillery, taking up a position,
opened a fierce fire with shrapnel on
the enemy's line, resulting in their ro
"During the three days' battle the
Novik and a fleet of gunboats left the
harbor daily, covering the right flank
of the army and stopping the fire of
the enemy's artillery. On July 4 the
Novik fortunately obtained the range
of the enemy's batteries and did
frightful damage to them. All the
morning the gunboats, without receiv
ing any return fire, shelled the ene
my's troops marching towards our de
fenses. The Japanese fleet appeared
in the afternoon and our gunboats re
turned to the inner harbor without
sustaining any damage.
CONFIRMEDD BY SAKHAROFF.
Russian General Says Japs Have Oc
St. Petersburg, July 12.Lieutenant
General SaKnaroff, in a dispatch to the
general staff, confirms the report of
the Japanese occupation of Kaichou.
He says that the Russian loss did
not exceed 150 killed or wounded.
General Sakharoff adds that the Jap
anese are on the Yinkow road. Gen
eral Sakharoff says:
"Our losses are not yet known, but
according to the commander of our
forces they do not exceed 150. Among
the killed was Count Nyrodt on the
general staff, who abandoned the. last
position after brilliantly carrying out
his duties as chief of staff with the
General Sakharoff also reports an
ambush of Japanese twenty-five miles
north of Siuyen when the Japanese
had one officer and eleven dragoons
killed or wounded.
On July 7, General Sakharoff says,
the Japanese began to advance but not
in considerable force toward Siaosyou,
ATTACKED BY JAP VESSELS.
Russian Warships Outside of Port Ar
Tokio, July 12.The Russian cruis
ers Bayan, Diana, Pallada and Nobik,
two gunboats and seven torpedo boat
destroyers came from the harbor of
Port Arthur on Saturday morning,
July 9, preceded by a number of steam
ers engaged in clearing away mines.
In the afternoon the Russian vessels
reached a point between Sensikat and
Lunwantang, where they were attack
ed by a Japanese flotilla of torpedo
boats and torpedo boat destroyers.
Fire was exchanged with the Bayan.
At 4 o'clock in the afternoon the Rus
sian vessels retreated to the harbor.
Admiral Togo reports that the Jap
anese vessels had one cabin boy
slightly wounded. The vessels them
selves sustained no damage.
SWEEPING RUSSIAN REFORM.
Persons Accused of Political Crimes
Will Be Tried by Courts.
St. Petersburg, July 12.The sys
tem of condemning political prisoners
by administrative orders has been
abolished by imperial decree and per
sons accused of political crimes hence
forth will be tried by the courts under
the regular procedure. This reform
is most far reaching, ending forever
the arbitrary condemnation to exile
of political suspects without the inter
vention of the courts.
It is considered to be one of the
most sweeping reforms of this genera
tion and it is understood that it was
recommended by the council of the
empire with the acquiescence and ap
proval of the minister of the interior.
Naval Developments Expected.
St. Petersburg, July 12.No further
details have been madfL public here
of the engagement at Kftichou. Not
one of the newspapers has a special
dispatch on the subject. Important
developments at sea are anticipated.
Ship and Cargo Confiscated.
London, July 12.Galbraith, Pem
broke & Co. of this city, the owners of
the British steamer Cheltenham, cap
tured by the Vladivostok squadron,
have received notification that the
Vladivostok prize court has confiscat
ed the ship and cargo.
Pleads Guilty to Bribery.
St. Louis, July 12.When the case
of Charles J. Denny, a former member
of the St. Louis municipal assembly,
charged with bribery in connection
with the city lighting deal, was called
In the St. Louis circuit court the de
fendant entered a plea of guilty Sen
tence was deferred.
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BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY, JULY 12, 1904.
Democratic Committee Recom
mends Taggart for the
Final Action Postponed Until
Judge Parker Can Be
St. Louis, July 12.Thomas Tag
gart of Indiana has been indorsed by
the Democratic national committee for
chairman of that body.
The indorsement was a compromise
between the Parker forces and the
ultra-Taggart men. The supporters of
the Indiana man insisted upon his
election, but the friends of the presi
dential nominee refused to agree to his
selection until after a conference with
As a compromise measure it was
decided to give Taggart the commit
tee's indorsement and then, if his se
lection is agreeable to Judge Parker,
to elect him to the chairmanship of
the national committee at a meeting
to be held in New York at the call of
Chairman Jones of the old committee.
DRAMATIC IN THE EXTREME
8CENES DURING CLOSING HOURS
OF DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL
Bt. Louis, July 12.The closing
hours of the national Democratic con
vention were full of dramatic interest.
Like the preceding session at which
Judge A. B. Parker was nominated the
intensely dramatic scenes of the final
hours will long live in the memories
of all those who were present.
While the roll of states-was being
called for nomination for vice presi
dent Delegate Edward F. Sheehan re
ceived the following, telegram from
"I regard the gold stane^d as firm
ly and lnevucabfy sSutDuSm&b and I
shall act accordingly if the action of
the convention today is ratified by the
people. Inasmuch as the platform is
silent on the subject I deem it neces
sary to make this communication to
the convention for its consideration,
as I should feel it my duty to decline
the nomination except with that un
Only a thunderbolt launched at con
vention hall could have created con
sternation equal to that caused by the
There was a suspension of business
and a hurried conference between the
leaders. When the convention was
called to order there was some heated
debate, the result of which was a mo
tion to advise Judge Parker that the
convention was willing to abide by his
reservation on the money question,
and the following telegram was ac
cordingly sent to Judge Parker:
"The platform adopted by this con
vention is silent on the question of
the monetary standard, because it is
not regarded by us as a possible issue
in this campaign, and only campaign
issues were mentioned in the plat
form. Therefore there is nothing* in
the views expressed by you in the
telegram just received which would
preclude a man entertaining them from
accepting a nomination on said plat-
James R. Williams of Illinois, ex
Senator George Turner of Washing
ton, Henry G. Davis of West Virginia
and William A. Harris of Kansas were
placed in nomination for vice presi
dent. The vote resulted as follows:
Williams 165, Turner 100, Davis
654, Harris 58. Iowa did not vote.
The nomination of Davis was made
unanimous. PLATFORM OF DEMOCRATS
REPORT OF RESOLUTIONS COM-
MITTEE AS ADOPTED BY
St. Louis, July 11.The Democratic
national convention adopted the fol
lowing platform by viva voce vote
after the gold plank inserted by the
subcommittee of the resolutions com
mittee had been killed by the full com
"The Democratic party of the United
States in national convention as
sembled, declares its devotion to the
essential principles of the Demociatic
faith which brings together in party
"Under them, local self-goveinniont,
and national unity and prosperity were
alike established. They underlaid
our independence, the structure of our
free republic and every Democratic ex
tension from Louisiana to California
and Texas to Oregon, which preserved
faithfully in all the states the tie be
tween taxation and representation.
They yet inspire the masses of our
people, guarding jealously their rights
and liberties, and cherishing their fra
ternity, peace and orderly develop
ments. They remind us of our duties
and responsibilities as citizens and im
press upon us, particularly at this
time, the necessity of reform and the
rescue of the administration of gov
ernment from the headstrong, arbi
trary and spasmodic methods which
distract business by uncertainty, and
pervade the public mind with dread,
distrust and perturbation.
zvor. enactment and admmis
eivjns l&feoj and cap-
ltal impartially flieir "just rights.
"Constitutional guarantees are vio
lated whenever any citizen is denied
the right to labor, acquire and enjoy
property or reside where interest or
inclination may determine. Any de
nial thereof by individuals, organiza
tions, or governments, should be sum
marily rebuked and punished.
"We deny the right of any executive
to discharge or suspend any- constitu-
tional privilege or limitation. The
military should be only to support and
to maintain *he law. We condemn its
employment for the summary banish
ment of citizens without trial, or for
the control of elections.
"We approve the senate measure of
1896 providing for trial by jury in
cases of indirect contempt of federal
"We favor liberal appropriations for
the care at.d improvement of the wa
terways of the country.
"We oppose the Republican policy
of starving home development in order
to feed the greed for conquest and the
appetite for national 'prestige' and dis
play of strength.
"Large reductions can easily be
made in the annual expenditures of
the government without impairing the
efficiency of any branch of the public
service and we shall insist upon the
strictest economy and frugality com
patible with vigorous and efficient
civil, military and naval administra
tion as a right of the aeople too clear
to be denied or withheld.
"We favor the enforcement of hon
esty in the public service and to that
end a thorough legislative investiga
tion of those executive departments of
the government already known to
teem with corruption, as well as other
departments suspected of harboring
corruption, and the punishment of as
certained corruptionists without fear
or favor or regard to persons.
"We condemn the action of the Re
publican party in congress in refusing
to prohibit an executive department
from entering into contracts with con
vwted trusts or unlawful combina
tions in restraint of interstate trade.
"We favor the nomination and elec
tion of a president imbued with the
principles of the Constitution, who
will set his face sternly against execu
tive usurpation of legislative and judi
"We favor the preservation, so far
as we can, of an open door for the
world's commerce in the Orient, with
out an unnecessary entanglement in
Oriental and European affairs, and
without arbitrary, unlimited, irre
sponsible and absolute government
anywhere within our jurisdiction. We
oppose a policy of colonial exploita
tion, no matter where or by whom in
voked or exereised. We insist that
we ought to do for Filipinos what we
have done already for the Cubans, and
it is our duty to make that promise
now, and upon suitable guarantees of
protection to citizens of our own and
other countries resident there' at the
time or our withdrawal, set the Fili
pino people upon their feet, free and
independent to work out their own
"The Democratic party has been and
will continue to be the consistent op
ponent of that class of tariff legisla
tion by which certain interests have
beeh permitted through congressional
favor, to draw a heavy tribute from the
American people. The special favor
ites of the government by its meth
ods have been converted into mo
nopolies, bringing to an end domestic
competition. These industrial com
binations, by the financial assistance
they can give, now control the policy
of the Republican party.
"We denounce protection as a rob
bery of the many to enrich the few
and we favor a tariff limited to the
needs of the government, economically
administered and so levied as to not
discriminate against any industry,
class or section, to the end that the
burdens of taxation shall be distribut
ed as equitably as possible. We favor
a revision and a gradual reduction of
the tariff by the friends of the masses
and for the common weal, and not by
the friends of its abuses, to support
the federal government in all its pow
er and authority, but in simplicity.
"We recognize that the gigantic
trusts and combinations designed to
enable capital to secure more than its
just share of the joint products of
capital and labor and which have been
fostered and promoted under Republi
can rule are a menace to beneficial
competition and an obstacle to perma
nent business prosperity. Monopolies
that destroy competition should be
prohibited. We- especially denounce
rebates and discrimination by trans
portation companies as the most po
tent agency in promoting and strength
ening these unlawful conspiracies
"We demand an enlargement of the
powers of the interstate commerce
commission, to the end that the travel
ing public and shippers of this coun
try may have prompt and adequate re
lief for abuses. We demand a strict
enforcement of existing civil and
criminal statutes against all such
trusts, combinations and monopolies
and we demand the enactment of such
further legislation as may be neces
sary to effectually suppress them.
"We congratulate our Western citi
zens upon the passing of the law
known as the Newlands irrigation act.
WOULD CONSTRUCT CANAL
QUICKLY AND ECONOMICALLY.
"The Democracy when entrusted with
power will construct the Panama canal
speedily, honestly and economically,
thereby giving to our people wha'
Democrats have always contended for
a great inter-oceanic canal.
"We pledge ourselves to insist up
on the just and lawful protection of
our citizens at home and abroad. 't
"We favor the election of United
States senators by the direct vote of
"We favor the admission Of the ter
ritories of Oklahoma and the Indian
Territory. We also favor the imme
diate admission of Arizona and New
Mexico as separate states and a ter
ritorial government for Alaska and
"We demand the extermination of
polygamy within the jurisdiction of
the United States and the complete
separation of church and state in po
"We denounce the ship subsidy bill
recently passed by. the United States
senate as an incautious appropriation
of the public funds for private pur
poses. We favor the upbuilding of a
merchant marine, without new or ad
ditional burdens upon the people and
without bounties from the public
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GREAT FOR SOUTH DAKOTA.
Opening of Rosebud Reservation Ben
efits Large Section.
Chamberlain, S. D., July 12.The
Rosebud registration has progressed
sufficiently to demonstrate that the
opening to settlement of this tract of
land will be far reaching in its effects
and will work a wonderful transfor*
mation in the entire country not only
immediately west from Chamberlain,
but the border counties on the east
Side of the Missouri river as well.
The Rosebud opening is bringing
thousands of people into the state
who might otherwise never have come
and after they reach here the country
proves both a revelation and a sur
prise to the visitors. While but com
paratively few will be able to be taken
care of in the Rosebud opening the
overflow that will drift over the lands
already subject to homestead entry in
Lyman and Stanley counties will cer
tainly retire all lands open to settle
ment during the stCmer.and fill every
quarter with an occupant, hastening
the settlement of the country by many
years. In fact the officials of the gen
eral land office look for a much heavier
filing the next two months on the va
cant Sioux lands than in the Rosebud,
not especially because the former are
better, but because they are more ex
tensive, and the people are here to ac
MAY TIE UP PACKERS.
8trike Involving Forty Thousand Men
Chicago, July 12.A general strike
involving 40,000 union men engaged in
the packing industry in the nine big
packing centers of the country is un
derstood to be imminent.
Negotiations between the officials of
the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and
Butcher Workmen of America and
the big packing firms have'been brok
en off and the unionists of Chicago
will meet shortly to vote on a strike.
President Michael Donnelly of the
Amalgamated Meat Cutters said that
in case the packing councils decide
at its meeting to reject the terms of
the packers there would be a strike.
The packers have taken a firm stand
against the demands of the unionists
as to wages and working conditions
and have refused to enter into an
agreement for common laborers, stand
ing for an open shop as far as this
class of unskilled labor is concerned.
As regards the laborers in the cutting,
loading and shipping departments the
packers have offered \iy2 cents an
hour. The original demand was for
20 cents, but this was modified to IS1
cents per hour.
MOB BENT ON LYNCHING.
Gang of Cattle Thieves .Surrounded
Albuquerque, N. M., July 12.A
posse, headed by Under Sheriff Ed
ward Newcomer, has gone to Las Pa
dillas, ten miles south of here, where
a mob has three alleged cattle thieves
surrounded in a house, bent on lynch
The three men were recognized by
Deputy Constable Joseph Padella of
Las Padillas on the street in the lat
ter place and he proceeded to arrest
A running fight in the street ensued.
One of the alleged bandits was wound
ed and Padella was shot several times
and almost instantly killed.
The pursued men then entered a
house, ran the owners out and barred
A mob of several hundred people
surrounded (he house, and when the
messengers who came to Albuquerque
to notify the officers left the place
shots were being exchanged between
the mob and the prisoners.
ANTI-CHRISTIAN RIOTS IN CHINA.
American Consul General Asked for
London, July 12.The. Chefoo cor
respondent of the Standard in a dis
patch dated July 9 says:
"The American consul general (John
Fowler) received news that anti-Chris
tian riots have broken out at Chao
yuen, about sixty-five miles south of
Tengchoufoo and eighty-five miles west
of Chefoo. Immediate assistance was
"The Taotai dispatched troops and
telegraphed the authorities at Hwang
hsian and Tengchoufoo also to send
assistance if required.
"Foreigners are not believed to be
in danger. The cause of the riots is
STILL SELL THE CIGARETTES.
Tax Imposed by Iowa Legislature Does
Des Moines, la., July 12.The tax
of $300 imposed upon venders of to
bacco for the privilege of selling cigar
ettes has not stopped the dispensation
of "coffin nails," as it is believed it
was intended by the legislature. Dur
ing the past week seven dealers in
Des Moines paid the tax. Some mer
chants have refused to pay the tax
and have given up the trade as un
profitable. The tax is payable quar
terly in sums of $75 each quarter.
Havana Strikers Resume Work.
Havana, July 12.All classes of
striking harbor workmen resumed
work during the day after a confer
ence with Senor Rivera and the ad
ministrator of the customs. Rivera
assured the men that he would use
every endeavor to induce the consig
nees not to employ nonunionists and
he also promised to see that the
steamship companies did not bring
stevedores from the United States to
work in Havana harbor
Prize Fights Must Stop.
Chicago, July 12.Mayor Harrison
has% declared that prize fights of every
sort, including contests under the
guise of "glove contests," must cease
In Chicago. He summoned Chief of
Police O'Neil and gave strict orders
that the mandate be enforced. Numer*.
ous exhibitions already arranged have
fceen called off.
Mayor Jones Near the Er
Toledo, a, July 12.At 8 a.
or Jones was -unconscious, wit
fever, and all signs pointc
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Excursion Train on the Erie Road
Run Into By a Regular
Seventeen Are Crushed to Death
and Fifty Injured in the
New York, July 12.Seventeen per
sons were killed and about fifty in
jured in a collision which occurred at
Midvale, N. J., when a regular pas
senger train on the Greenwood Lake
branch of the Erie railroad ran into an
excursion train that had stopped to
take water. All the dead and injured
live in Hoboken, Jersey City and New
The accident is believed have re
sulted from a tower operator having
lowered his signal too soon and this
was admitted by D. W. Cook, general
passenger agent of the Erie railroad.
The train which was run into was a
special carrying members of the First
Plattdestcher association of Hoboken
on their annual outing and had about
800 passengers aboard. It consisted
of twelve cars and two engines.
It is said that the engineer of the
regular train had slowed down to
about ten miles an hour before he
crashed into the special, but his en
gine tore through the rear car the
greater part of its length and drove
the forward end of the car into the
car ahead. The killed and injured
were in these two cars.
The wreckage did not catch fire and
the work of taking out the died and
maimed was accomplished quickly.
The passengers from the uninjured
coaches ran back and joined in the
work and the residents of Midvale,
many of whom had heard the crash,
FLOOD RAPIDLY RECEDING.
Normal Conditions Will Soon Prevail
Kansas City, July 12.With the ex
ception of a part of Kansas avenue,
in the lower part of Armourdale, the
flood water in the Kansas City (Kan.)
suburbs has practically disappeared.
It wilf be 'several days, however, be
fore some of the streets in the lowest
portion of Armourdale are dry, as the
river must fall below the sewer mouths
to allow the water to drain out.
The west bottoms are entirely dry
and the stock yards are receiving
stock. The Armourdale packers ex
pect to be ready to kill shortly. It
will be two or three days before some
of the factories there can resume.
Wichita, Kan., July 12.On the
streets, especially in the downtown
district which is drained by the Ar
kansas river, flood conditions are im
proved. Most of the business houses
on Douglas avenue have been cleared
of the muddy water.
WRECKED BY DYNAMITE.
Home of Michigan Mine Superinten
Ironwood, Mich., July 12.The resi
dence of Earl Walton, superintendent
of the Brotherton and Sunday Lake
mines at Wakefield, on the east end
of the Gogebic range, was destroyed
by dynamite early in the day. Not
less than twenty pounds of dynamite
were used. A lighted fuse probably set
off the explosive. No connecting wires
could be found. Sections of the house
and veranda were blown 200 feet, but
the family, asleep upstairs, escaped se
rious injury. Superintendent Walton
has no idea as to the identity-of the
perpetrators or their motives. A strike
occurred at the mines in January
against a 10 per cent cut in wages.
Some of the old employes found their"
places taken when the two mines re
CONFESSES TO ROBBERY.
Chicago Man Conscience -Stricken at
Chicago, July 12.Becoming con
science stricken at a religious meet
ing in this city a man giving his name
as Charles B. Floethe has, according
to the police, confessed to having rob
bed his employers in Chicago and oth
er cities of various sums. He gave
himself into the custody of the police
and is said to have surrendered fifteen
pawn tickets and quantity of jewelry.
His confession is being investigated.
FOUR CARS DERAILED.
Thlrty-elght Persons Injured In Mis*
souri Pacific Wreck.
St. Louis, July 12.While running
at full speed the tender of the engine
drawing an eastbound excursion train
on the Missouri Pacific road jumped
a switch near Larabie, forty miles
west of here, derailed four cars, whfcjji
were thrown down an embankment,
and injuring thirty-eight persons, ft
is considered probable that none wlH
die and only three were seriously
Valuables in Mass
New York, July 12.Certificates*vo.t.i.Rubbishfo
stocks and bonds having a face value
of $208,000 have been unearthed fronv
a mass of rubbish in the storeroom
of a Greenwich street hotel. To whonv
they originally belonged or for hoa
many years they had been lying on. a
shelf buried In dust and dfirt ap oueS
Chicago Merchant Fatally Shot.
Chicago, July ll,~i
the firm of Cunio ft
hot In the streetJljpfr