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VOL. XXXIX-NO. 41.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JULY 22, 1904.
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THE 2TEWS IN BEIEF.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
Fire, on the 11th, wiped out a block
of manufacturing buildings at Fresno,
Cal. The losses aggregate $225,000.
The heaviest losers are: Madary Plan
ing Mill Co., $150,000; Hellenbeck plan-
. Ing mills, $10,000.
A tornado struck Boneiteel, S. D.,
Just before dark on the 13th and played
havoc with the hundreds of tents and
cheaply-constructed rooming houses
erected for the thousands of homeseek-
ers registering for the Rosebud resrva
President Loubet of France has sig
nified his intention of conferring the
grand cross of the Legion of Honor
tyon Secretary Hay, in recognition of
his efforts during the past five years,
to strengthen the bonds of amity be
tween the United States and France.
It was reported on the 15th that a
great battle was in progress at Ta-Tche-Kiao,
In which the Japanese were
In strength on three sides of the Rus
sians. Military men were of the opin
ion that it would prove the biggest bat
tie of the war so far.
The strike situation at Chicago, on
the morning of the ICth, looked omi
nous. The packers and their striking
employes had not been able to agree
upon an abitration proposition, and
the foreign element among the strikers
seemed ripe for riot.
President Roopevelt has notified the
members of his cabinet that he will be
back in Washington on July 2S, and
that he wants all of them to meet him
there during the first week of August
Meat from cattle alleged to have been
affected with Texas fever and blood
poisoning were seized on the 13th by
Chief Meat Inspector Thoma9 Stringer,
of St. Louis, as it was being delivered
to the poorhouse, insane asylum, female
hospital, city hospital and emergency
hospital. The meat wassu,pplied by a
William T. Scott, nominee for Presi
dent of the United States by the Igro
Civil Liberty League, was- arrested in
Fast St. Louis, 111., on the 13th by a
deputy sheriff on an old capias for a
fine and costs aggregating $99.80, as
sessed for running a disorderly house.
Twenty people were killed and about
twenty-five injured.on the 13th, in. a col
lision on the Chicago & Eastern Illinois
railroad at Glcnwood. 23 miles south of
Chicago. The collision occurred be
tween a picnic train from that city,
which was returning from Momence,
111., and a freight train, into the rear
end of which it dashed at a high rate of
Two hundred persons in Millington,
Md., are homeless and without shelter
and food as the result of the fire, on
the 12th, which destroyed 39 dwellings
and 17 places of business. The loss is
placed at $150,000, with practically no
Despondent because of poor health,
Edward Niemann, a former employe of
the Bourbon Mercantile Co., 20S Wal
nut street, St. Louis, Mo., committed
suicide in Denver, Col., on the 12th..
by firing a 32-caliber bullet into his
According to a London dispatch of
the 14th, Santos-Dumont, the famous
aeronaut, has given up the idea of re
turning to the United States to take
part in the airship contest at the
World's fair in St. Louis.
A Tokio dispatch of the 14th says
the Japanese forces have occupied Yim.
Kow (the seaport of New Chwang)
without opposition, the Russians retir
ing. This would indicate the fall of
The honorary board cf Filipino com
missioners reached St. Louis on the
14th, and were escorted to their quar
ters by a special reception committee
and the batalions of Filipino constabu
lary stationed at the World's fair
grounds, led by their band of 80 pieces.
They will remain in St. Louis about a
Charles W. Murtfeldt, a newspaper
writer and an authority on agricul
tural subjects, died at his home at
Kirkwood, Mo., on the 13th, at .ike age
of 87 years.
Early results of the strike of the
butchers and meat cutters were ob
servable, on the 14th, in an advance all
along the line in the price of meats,
both fresh and cured. Restaurants in
the cities either put up the price of
meat orders or cut down the size of the
Two negroes, Frank Ousley and John
Johnston, were hanged together in the
jail yard at Pittsburg, Pa., on the 14th.
The execution was witnessed by a son
of James Donnelly, whom the negroes
murdered. Just as the trap was sprung
a member of the jiyy and two specta
tors fell to the ground in a faint.
On the 14th, a two-headed girl was
born at Cairo, 111., to a negro family
of the name of Shane. It died shortly
after birth. The heads were both weU
formed, and rested on the shoulders at
about the same angle. The features
were perfect. The body of the infant
was fully matured.
After quarreling with his wife, who
had left him, over a picture of a dead
daughter, Sam Baldwin, of Cedar
Rapids, la., on the 14th, cut her throat
from ear to ear with a razor. He then
Flashed at his own throat, dying before
he could be taken to the hospital.
On the 14th, a fire destroyed all the
surface improvements of the American
mine at Gladstone. Col. The loss is es
timated at $125,000.
Seven stores at Overbrook. Kas.,
were destroyed by fire on the 13th,
causing a loss of over $50,000, with
The Baltimore & Ohio grain elevator,
Eighty-seventh street and Ontario ave
nue. South Chicago, was burned cn the
J 5th. A quantity of grain was in the
building, and the loss is put at $550,000
Cotton Fruiting Well.
Last week's crop report of the
UT-ather bureau for Tennessee says:
The local rains which fell almost
daily over a large portion of the State,
supplemented by moderately high tem.
perature, induced continued vigorous
growth of vegetation, but seriously
hindered the progress of farm work,
such as plowing, haying, wheat thresh"
ing and the harvesting of oats; as a
result the crops which are still grow
ing are getting foul for lack of cultiva
tion, and wheat is being damaged in
shock by sprouting; some of the crop
has been threshed with good results,
but a considerable portion of the crop
will be lost. A fine crop of oats is
being harvested as the weather per
mits; some good hay has been lost
on account of the wet weather. Corn
is in fine condition of growth; mo.st
of the crop has been '"laid by," and
much of the early portion is assured.
Cotton is growing and fruiting well,
but the wet weather is adverse to
proper development. Tobacco is in
good condition of growth. The minor
crops, such as peas, millet, sorghum,
peanuts and sweet potatoes are grow
ing well. Irish potatoes are making
satisfactory yields. Gardens are in
fine condition. Market vegetables are
doing well except that tomatoes are j
inclined too much to vine, and the wet
weather has been unfavorable for the
proper growth of melons. Fruits are
reported generally plentiful, with good
prospects for fall apples; in some sec
tions apples and peaches are reported
rotting and dropping. In some sec
tions the rains were partial, and dry
conditions prevail; in somo places the
rrins were heavy and damaging. A
period f sunshine is much needed.
Notable Family Reunion.
One of the largest, if not the larg
?st, family reunion ever held in
Weakley county, took place a few
clays ago at "Uncle"' Jim Allman'e,
in the Sixth district of the county.
The reunion was in honor of Mrs.
Xettie Taylor, who is visiting there
from Texas. There was a fine din
ner prepared, and all the children,
three boys and live girls, with their
families, were present. Besides these
eight children, there were present
twentv-nine grandchildren, three
great-grandchildren, one niece and
her four children. The old family
table that served so many years when
they were all children, was brought
in and used for the occasion. When
dinner was announced ''Uncle Jim
and '-'Aunt' Liza and all eight of
the children took seats at the table,
Uncle'' Jim occupying the seat ar
the head and his wife taking her
place at the foot, four children on
each side, as of old. Alter these
had finished eating, the sons and
daughters-in-law were called, and
then the grandchildren and great
Bitten by a Mad Dog.
TSob Durham was bitten bv a
with symptoms of hydrophobia at
his home, three miles southeast ot
IJipley last week. The canine at
tacked Durham's stock and ho went
to their relief. He soon found that
ic could do nothing with the dog and
secured a rifle and shot at him,
missing his aim. The dog then
urned and made an attack, biting
.T one finger on Durham's right
iand. inflicted a severe wound on his
ii i i r i i l i .: . 1 .. f i
viirnt arm and muiiuiea ins ieii
and considerably. Mr. Durham at
once went to llipley and his wounds
uere dressed bv Dr. J. A. l'orter.
Acting under the advice of his phy
sician, he left on the night train for
Chicago, where he will take treat
ment in the Pasteur Institute. He
was suiiermg consiaeraoiv, our. ic is
thought he will secure relief before
i.ny serious or fatal results may fol
low. M. G. Butler for Congress.
The Democratic convention of the
Fourth congressional district last
week nominated M. G. lUitler, of
Gainesboro, bv acclamation. Butler
had a majority of the convention
from the start, and as soon as this
was seen his chief opponent. State
Senator A. A. Adams, made the mo
tion to nominate bv acclamation.
To Examine County Superintendents.
At a meeting of the State board
of education in Nashville last week,
examinations of candidates for coun
ty superintendent was ordered to
be held in the various counties be
ginning October 3 and continuing
four days. Candidates must make
cn average of 75 and not less than
50 in anv branch.
Dr. Dabney's Successor.
The trustees of the University of
Tennessee will meet again July 22.
at which time the matter of the se
lection of a president to succeed Dr.
Charles W. Dabney on September 1
will again be taken v.p. The names
of Dr. W. H. Whitsitt, of Kichmond,
Va. ; Dr. Charles V. Kent, of the
University of Virginia, and Prof.
C. A. Folk, of Xashville, are being
mentioned in connection with the
The County Court of Cheatham
county has been- authorized to take
necessary steps to settle the contro
versy that has been renewed re-
ccntlj' by that body itself, concern
ing the lines between the county of
Cheatham and the counties of Mont
gomery and Pobertson. The chair
man is authorized to securo a sur
veyor, if necessary, also to employ
legal assistance, but is directed no
tc bring suit without further action
by the court. This controversy is
but a renewal of one of many years
ago which was settled and agreed to
by the three counties concerned, by
the appointment ot a commission
that established the disputed lines,
In the meantime Cheatham county
is attempting to assess for taxes the
property of citizens of Montgomery
and Pobertson counties who live in
the dsiputed territory.
Tennessee Coal Fields.
Tennessee coal fields are attract
ing the attention of the Eastern and
foreign men. Commissioner of
Mines Ii. A. Shiflct returned last
week from a trip to East Tennessee
Mr. Shillet stated that all of the
fields and mines of East Tennessee
have just been inspected by two
mining experts, one irom Scranton
i'a., and another from a foregn
country. The inspection is a matter
oi the greatest importance to I en
nessee, it is said,- but the experts de
cline at present to make known the
ultimate object of their inspection.
Considering the Compromise.
Attorney-General Cates, Coinp
troller Dihrell and IJevenue Agent
Greer, of Memphis, met in Knox
ville last week to consider the com-,
promise offer of the litigation pend
ing against the Kansas City and
Memphis Bridge Company. This
property was assessed at $f,000,000
and the State board raised it to $1,
250,000, and a suit followed. The
suit involve.? the tax on $592,000 of
the assessment, the company having
paid the balance of the assessment
it now agrees to compromise on the
Raking Up Voters.
The rival Democratic factions of
Knox county, who alone have tickets
in tin- field for the August election,
turned the town over in the supple
mental registration which closed last
week. In the eleven wards of ihe
city 7,GP1 voters are registered. The
fight in August will be the bitterest
one in years. The Republicans have
no ticket in the field.
Bolivar Fruit Shipments.
About thirty carloads of fruit and
vegetables have been shipped from
Bolivar this season in the following
lots: Berries, 1.S21 crates; cab
bage, -4,-139 crates; potatoes, 2,3CS
sacks; cucumbers, 95 baskets; beans,
250 baskets; peas, 11 baskets; beets,
9 barrels; plums. 32 crates; apples,
15 baskets; peaches, 25 crates, and
onions, 1 sack.
The State Text Book Commission
received last week the report of the
subcommission cn the 400 books of
fered by twenty-eight firms for use
in the- public schools. The book colli
sion will probably spend some time
going over the report.
Knoxville's new director- shows
25.593 names from city and suburb,
Using the multiple of two and two
fifths, a -population of (1,419 is
shown, or an increase of about 4,000
in the past year.
Caught in a Shaft.
Columbus Led better, a young man
about 21 years of age, was killed at
a Xashville spoke factory last week,
lie was caught in a shaft and was
dead before tlie machinery could be
Ulrich Is Dead.
Joe Ulrich, the painter, who had
his skull fractured in a saloon row
in Jackson about two weeks ago. died
from the effects of his inuryj last
week. Ulrich's home was in Louis
Drowned in the Sumberland.
Henry Woodall, 16 years old, was
drowned last week in the Cumber
land river at Xashville while in
Mormons at Chattanccga.
President Ben Bich, oi the South
ern State Mission of the Mormon
Church, has purchased substantial
buildings in Chattanooga for the es
tablishment of permanent headquar
ters for the Mormon Church in the
South. All of the Southern States
will be in his jurisdiction, and many
missionaries will be sent out from
there every year. The headquarters
are removed to Chattanooga from
FORGED TO USE THE HOSE
The Only Way a Crowd Could Be In
duced to Get Out of Danger.
They Cronded the Shady Side of an
Eicurnion Ilont and Nearly
Tipped Her Over.
Chicago, July 18. Lack of the usual
amount of water ballast and an excep
tionally large crowd of passengers on
the steamer Eastland combined to
cause much uneasiness on the return
trip from South Haven. Sunday night.
When the homewara voyage was be
gun, late in the afternoon, all the
passengers tried to find seats on the
shady side of the boat. This caused
the steamer to list heavily to star
board. Members of the crew hastened
to close the lower portholes, while
many women secured life preservers
and crowded to the steamer's rail.
This caused the boat to settle further
to starboard and some of the pas
sengers became thoroughly alarmed.
The crew was at once mustered by
the officers and an attempt was made
to reason with the frightened men and
women. The passengers refused to
obey orders, and finally in order to
drive them away from the wheel, the
fire hose was used. It proved effect
ive and the crowd went to the lower
Many women were persuaded into
the smoking rooms of the cabin, and
were reassured by the officers, while
the men were talked to outside by
other members of the crew. The ship
held to its course despite the petitions
of the passengers to turn round, and
finally reached Chicago. Many of tho
women insisted upon wearing life pre
servers until the vessel reached its'
FRANCE AND THE VATICAN
The Pope Regard the Dissolntion of
the Concordat ly Franre aa
Rome. July 18. From the highest
source it is learned that the Vatican's
view cf the situation between the
holy see and France is as follows: "The
Pope regards the dissolution of the
concordat by France as absolutely cer
tain. The pretext is that the holy see,
before the visit of President Loubet
Rome, called on Bishop Gray, of Laval,
to resign e. He refused and was sum
moned to Rome to answer the gravest
charges. The bishop appealed to the
French government, which claimed
that the holy spe was infringing the
concordat, but as the bishop had not
been punished, Foreign Minister Del-
casse acknowledged that the Vatican
was within its rights .
The pontiff is firmly decided to pro
ceed with the case of the bishop, who,
if he is not" in Rome on the 2Sth inst.,
will be suspended.
RESULT OF SAVAGE FIGHT
William Freeman and Samuel Slater
Snfferlns: From Prohnhly Kntal
Wound at 1'eoriii, III.
Peoria. 111., July 18. William Free
man and James Slater, two machinists,
arc in the Cottage hospital suffering
from horrible wounds inflicted in a
savage fight over Mrs. Freeman, who
is also Slater's sister, and the hospital
attaches can hold out no hope for the
recovery of either. Freeman and wife
recently separated, and the husband
laid in wait for her and her brother
in a lonely spot at a late hour Sunday
night. When they came along Slater
shot Freeman in the abdomen. The
latter, despite his wound, bore him
down and with a knife inflicted many
horrible cuts about ithe head, neck,
face and arms. Both men were un
conscious when the police arrived and
removed them to the hospital.
THE F. KENT L00MIS INQUEST
The Coroner'!) Jnry at Thnrlestone,
lOiiKlmtd, Header :i on-('oni-mittal
London. July IS. At the inquest at
Thurlestone, Devonshire, on the body
of F. Kent Loom is, which was found,
Saturday morning, at Warren Point
about 15 miles from Plymouth, a doc
tor testified that he believed the wound
behind the ear was received before
The jury found that the deceased was
-JfTederick Kent Loomis and that he
was found dead in Big'oury bay, there
being no evidence to show how he met
Drowned In titter Lake.
Niantic, 111.. July 18. W. D. Hews-
ton, of Philadelphia, Pa., foreman in
the Urban job gang, was drowned in
Otter lake, two and one-half miles
south of Niantic, 111., Sunday morning.
Efforts are being made to find hia
Lacerated By a Binder.
Carlyle, 111., July 18. Edward Gub-
ser, a well-known farmer residing
eight miles north of Carlyle, while op
erating a self-binder, cutting oats, was
thrown from the machine by a run
away team. Falling in front of the
sickle bar he was badly lacerated.
Kire Anionic Vlrervorks.
Bloomington, 111., July 18. The in
tense heat of Sunday caused an ex
plosion among a large stock of fire
works carried by Paul Birch, resulting
In a loss of between $3,000 and 4,000.
The fire was confined to the one
Monument to Soldiers) Unveiled.
Bloomington, 111., July 18. A monu
ment to the unknown soldier dead of
central Illinois was unveiled to-day
with impressive ceremonies. The
monument was erected by the . Wo
men's Relief corps and cost ? 10,000.
AT 10-TIEU PASS
A Russian Column Made a Desperate
Assault on Mao-Tien Pass
FOG VEILED THEIR MOVEMENTS,
BUT TH0T DID NOT AVAIL THEB1.
The Japanese Resisted Stubbornly
and Finally ItrnuNed the Bos-
sians, PnrxniiiK Them a Consid
erahle Distance--The Casualties
Are Not Stated.
Tokio, July 18. Gen. Kuroki reports
that two divisions of the Russian army
made a desperate assault on Mao Tien
pass at dawn on July 17, but were re
pulsed. The casualties were not stat
At three o'clock Sunday morning, a
heavy fog veiling their movements, two
divisions of Russians, commanded by
Lieut.-Gen. Keller, made an assault on
the Japanese positions at Mo Tien
pass. Gen. Kuroki adds that the Rus
sians assailed aU the Japanese posi
tions at Mo Tien pass and its vicinity
desneratelv. The Japanese resisted
stubbornly, repulsed the Russians and
pursued them a considerable distance
westward. Kuroki in his report
praises the valor of his men.
JAPANESE CAPTURE A JINK.
It Wan Carrying Mail, Containing
Tokio, July 18. 10 a. m. The Jap
anese torpedo boat destroyer Hayatori
has captured a junk, conveying mall
from Port Arthur to Che Foo. Letters
dealing with military and naval condi
tions at Port Arthur have been seized.
Much valuable information was con
tained in the letters. Those which did
not deal with military topics have been
forwarded to St. Petersburg, with the
request that they be delivered to those
to whom they were addressed.
ARE NEARINU NEW CHWANG.
The Japanese Army AVithin Fifteen
Mile of New Chwang:.
Tien Tsin, July 18. The steamer Fu
Ping, just arrived here from New
Chwang, reports that, on July 16, the
Japanese army was within 15 miles of
that city. The officers of the Russian
gunboat. Sivoutch have saddled horses
alongside ready to make their escape
upon the approach of the Japanese.
AWAITING PRIZE COURT ACTION.
The Captured Steamer llaiplnK Tak
en to Saaelto for .Inducement.
Tien Tsin, July IS. The Japanese
have taken the steamer Haiping, re
cently captured to Sascbo, to await the
action of the naval prize court. The
captain of the Haiping has informed
her owners that there is nothing of a
contraband character on board, and the
reason for her seizure is unknown.
PATROMNG TilE RE1 SEA.
Russian Satisfaction Over the Inter
ception of Contraband.
St. Petersburg, July 18. General
public satisfaction ;.s manifested over
the decision of the admiralty to patrol
the Red sea for the purpose of inter
cepting contraband of war destined for
the Japanese. As yet, however, the
papers do not discuss the subject. Cop
ies of supplementary regulations for
the government of foreign newspaper
correspondents at the front, dated
Mukden, July 10, have arrived here.
They require correspondents to pledge
themselves, when leave to proceed to
certain points, to travel only by the
route indicated, in no circumstances to
absent themselves from the regiments,
divisions or corps to which they may
be attached; in case of their expulsion
to travel by the route indicated to Eu
ropean Russia, and not to attempt to
leave Manchuria, except through Eu
QUAKERS WERE SHAKEN UP
A Half Score of Persons Injured and
Mnch Property Destroyed -Near
liiapiiaqnn, N. V.
New York, July 18. Of the half
score injured in the tornado which de
vastated the Quaker settlement near
Chappaqua, N. Y., Saturday" night, all
'are now expected to recover except
two. They are Mrs. Anna Washburn,
whose mother, Mrs. Mary Hibbs, ol
Philadelphia, was crushed to death in
the ruins of the Washburn home, and
Charles Dodge, who was caught under
the branches of a falling tree.
A search of the neighborhood shows
that the storm created great havoc
during the few minutes which it raged.
In the tree tops for more than a mile
around clothing of all descriptions was
found. A carpet which had been on
the floor of a house which was de
stroyed was ripped up and carried
more than a mile up the side of the
mountain. There is was deposited in
the top of a tree almost intact. Many
curious effects noted -in western tor
nadoes were observable.
A Government Monopoly.
London, July 18. It is said that the
government will bring in a bill mak
ing wireless telegraphy throughout the
United Kingdom a' government monop
oly. The post office officials have been
experimenting with & new system of
A CAMPAIGN CONFERENCE
Democratic Leaders Getting Together
in New York to Plan Campaign.
Nothing Will He Done, However, Un
til n Chairman of the National
Committee Han Heen Selected.
New York, July 18. Henry G. Davis,
vice presidential nominee, and Nation
al Committeeman Jams H. Head, of
Tennessee, were the first out-of-town
democratic leaders to put in an ap
pearance for the conference on cam
paign plans and choice of a chairman
of the national committee.
United States Senator Gorman, of
Maryland; John R. McLean, of Ohio;
James M. Guffey, of Pennsylvania;
James Smith, jr., of New Jersey; John
M. Kern, of Indiana; Norman E. Mack,
David B. Hill and William F. Shee
han, of New York, were expected later
in the day. Informal conferences were
held during the earlier hours, but no
general conference in which all would
participate was anticipated before
The first matter for decision is the
selection of a chairman of the na
tional committee, and until that is set
tled all other points are held in abey
ance. THE BUTCHERS OF AMERICA
The National Master Rnteherv' Asso
ciation to Meet Next "Weelc at
the WorldV l'air.
St Louis, July 18. The National
Master Butchers' Association of Amer
ica will convene in eighteenth annu
al session, for one week beginning
July 25. The sessions will be held in
the main hall of the Hall of Congresses,
World's Fair grounds. The conven
tion will be international in character,
as there will be delegates present from
Great Britain, Germany and Austra
lia. As the large American meat pack
ers are practically dominating the
markets of the world, the master
butchers of the world have come to the
conclusion that an international under
standing is necessary, hence their
presence at the St. Louis convention.
Monday afternoon, July 25. Gov.
Alex M. Dockery will welcome the del
egates to Missouri, while Mayor Rolla
Wells will extend the courtesies of St.
Louis and Ex-Gov. David R. Francis,
president of the Louisiana Purchase,
will welcome them to the greatest
show on earth, the St. Louis Interna
tional Exposition. Monday and Tues
day, July 25 and 26, will be the only
sessions open to the public. On Tues
day afternoon. Dr. J. II. Simon, health
commissioner of St. Louis, will deliver
an address on meat iuspection, and Mr.
W. D. Grant, the St. Louis meat pack
er, will trace the progress of the meat
industry and its influence on commer
cialism. Other speakers of national
prominence will be present.
The convention will wind up with a
grand barbecue at the old St. Louis
fair grounds on Sunday, July .'51.
AN ANTI-B00DLE PLANK.
Proposed A nti-IJoodle l'iank to Be
Presented to the Missouri Demo
crats at Jelternoii City.
Kansas City, Mo., July IS. A special
to the Star from Jefferson City says:
The following is from the plank on
the boddle issue which the representa
tive of Joseph W. Folk will ask the
stae democratic convention to incor
porate into their platform:
"The paramount issue before the peo
ple of Misrouri is the eradication of
bribery from public life in this state.
"We declare for unremitting warfare
on corrupt ionlsts and here announce
the decree that there is no room in the
democratic, party of Missouri for a
boodler or corruptionist of any sort.
We repudiate their support, invite
them to leave the state and offer them
shelter only in the penitentiary if they
remain. We have confidence in the
honesty of the people, and to them we
appeal for success. We invite all hon
est people to join us in this crusade
against corruption. It is the vital
principle involved in this campaign
and on this issue we stake the hope of
the democratic party of Missouri."
THE ROSE BUD OPENING.
There Will Be Thousands of Disap
pointed Iloineseekcrs in the
Omaha, Neb., July IS. The Chicago
& Northwestern railroad ran two spe
cials in addition to its regular trains,
to Bonesteel and Fairfax Sunday night,
and Monday, carrying over 2,000 men
and women who propose to register for
lands in the Rosebud reservation, re
cently opened for homestead entry by
tlie government. The rush to the Rose
bud increases as the time for registra
tion expires, and it is estimated that
about 60,000 persons haye thus far reg
istered. Fun r Persons Drowned.
Kansas City, Mo., July IS. Four per
sons were arownea nunaay Dy me
capsizing of a skiff in the Blue river
at Sheffield, near here. They were Miss
Hester Howell, aged 20, and Miss Kate
Calvert, 19, telephone operators; A. R,
Hous, 27, a railway clerk, and Elmer
A Princely rrlage Fee.
Rome, July 18. A report is current
here that Cardinal Satolli received a
check for $100,000 for performing the
marriage service for Miss Maloney, of
Spring Lake, N. J., In addition to all
the expenses of his journey.
TEST OF STRERGTH
It Is Thought It Will Come Thii
Week In the Packing Hous
BOTH SIDES PREPARING FOR IT
AND LINES ARE DRAWN TIGHTER.
The PncUers Are Importing; Xctt
Men as ltnpidly ns Possible,
While the Strikers Are IlendinB
Their KiYorts to Keep New Mem
from the Plants.
Chicago, July IS. Both sides are
preparing for the test of strength
which will come this week in the
strike of the packing house employes.
To the new men taken on in the last
five days the packers expect to add
many thousands in the next five.
Workers who have been hired, it Is
claimed, are now on the way to the
different plants from all corners of the
country. Office employes and heads
of departments, who have had experi
ence in the killing rooms, have been
called in to help and teach the re
cruits. The packers already are equipping
their plants in western centers with
full crews of men. Within a week the
plants at Kansas City, Omaha and
East St. Louis will be turning out
train loads of supplies, according to
a positive declaration made by one of
Armour & Co., Morris & Co., Swift
& Co. and Schwarzchild & Sulzberger
have renewed killing operations on a
much larger scale than during the first
week of the strike.
A FKRI.ING OP VNHEST.
The Strikers at St. .roscph linsatls
fied and Disappointed.
St. Joseph, Mo., July 18. There ia
a noticeable feeling of unrest among
the striking packing house employes.
A greater number of workmen than
usual has been about strike headquar
ters in South St. Joseph, and the force
of police officers there has been in
creased, although there has been no
serious disturbance. The packers
bought more liberally on the market,
and receipts of live stock were heavier
than for several days. The packers
claim more men are working in the
plants than at any time since the
strike. Before daylight the heads of
departments were summoned to the
plant of Swift & Co., and a number of
non-union men were also taken In.
They will oat and sleep inside the
plant as long as there is any danger
of trouble with the strikers. Provis
ions are being taken into the Swift
plant by the carload. It is said that
a number of strikers have returned to
work. The managers of the packing
plants neither deny nor affirm this.
The report is denied by the b'usiness
agent of the union. It is evident that
the strikers are becoming dissatisfied
and that they are disappointed that
there has not been a settlement,"
TDK WANS AS CITV PACKERS.
TIe.v Are Shipping I.ihernlly and
Stock lleeeipts Are Increasing?.
Kansas City, July 18. Packers have
begun to ship liberally. At all the five
leading plants it was asserted that a
big addition to their forces had been
made over Sunday and that the out
put had been increased. At Ruddy
Bros.' resumption has been delayed
again, the force employed there being
transferred temporarily to the Fowler
plant. The receipts at the yards have
again reached almost the normal stage.
9,000 cattle, 8,000 hogs and 2,000 sheep
coming in. The strikers say they con
tinue to make accssions to their ranks.
Apparently both sides have settled
down to a stubborn contest.
TUK SITCATION AT OMAHA.
More Men at Work Than Last Week,
Knt Not Many JLt That.
Omaha, July 18. "We have more
men than, last week, but Dot any great
number," said General Manager Mur
phy, of the Cudahy Packing Co., Mon
This was about the statement made
by the general manager of Swift's, the
Omaha and the Armour's that while
the forces of employes were larger than
cn Saturday, they were not large. Men
are not as easy to get as the packers
might wish. The various plants have
got out the statement that they are
killing hogs, cattle and sheep on small
scales.and are in much better condition
than since the strike began. Things
A CRISIS IMPENDING.
It Will Come When New Men Are
Put to Work at St. Pan I.
St. Paul, July 18. A crisis is im
pending in the strike at South St.
Paul of the butchers of Swift & Co.
Superintendent Burns of the packing
company had announced that he had
engaged 200 men and would take them
into the works. This, however, has not
yet been dene, as Sheriff Grisim went
to his home at Hastings over Sunday,
and up to the present no men have
been allowed to enter the works. The
strikers allowed all the women em
ployed in Swift & Co.'s office to enter
the yards, but barred the men. Pending
the arrival of the men, the deputies
were lined up on one side of the track
while a force of strikers' pickets pre
vented them from going to work.