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VOL. XXXIX-NO. 48.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 190L
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Tennessee Crop Report.
The bureau of agriculture for the
Tennessee section reported crop con
ditions last week as follows:
Warm weather prevailed during the
first part of the week. This was fol
lowed during the latter part by rather
abnormally low temperature. Local
showers fell over a large portion of
the State, which revived vegetation,
especially in those sections where
drouth conditions were beginning to
be severely felt.
In many sections, however, notably
in the western division and- portions
of the middle division crops are great
ly in need of sufficient moisture to
maintain a proper degree of growth
and development, and in some there is
a marked and rapid lowering of con
ditions. Late corn is the most seriously af
fected and promises to be a failure
without speedy relief in those locali
ties where the rainfall has been nota
Cotton, also, is showing the effects
of continued dry weather and cool
nights in these districts, by shedding
its forms and by rust; where the crop
has received a fair amount of rainfall
it is in good condition of fruitage.
Tobacco is ripening fairly well, and
cutting is now in progress in some of
the early plantings. In most places
the crop is remarkably free from
Where sufficient rain has fallen
sweet potatoes are ma4uring finely,
and the second crop of Irish potatoes
is in good growth.
Early corn is reported excellent, and
one of the finest crops for several
years. In the dry districts the yield
is shortened to some extent.
The week was generally favorable
for the work of saving hay and fod
der, and large quantities have been
housed in good condition.
The pea crop is large and is being
harvested. Plowing for the fall seed
ings has progressed well, except in the
dry districts, where it has been great
ly delayed. Fall apples are reported
dropping off to a considerable extent.
Reports by correspondents for the
western division of the State were
received as follows:
Chester Week favorable; early
corn about matured, cotton not very
well boiled; saving fodder.
Dyer Showers over a portion of
county, other parts suffering from,
drouth; late corn will be a failure
and early crop short.
Fayette Very dry, latter part of
week cool; cotton suffering and late
corn badly damaged by drouth.
Haywood Weather very dry in
some portions of county; ' complaint
c rust on cotton; fodder being saved.
Henderson Warm growing weather
first of week, then cool; corn and cot
ton will average about one-third crop.
Henry All crops continue to look
well, but weather too dry now.
Obion Cotton doing well; corn ma
turing fairly well, but late planted
needs rain; large acreage of turnips
town; pea crop good; fruits and mel
ons fine; good stands young clover.
Shelby Drouth continues; every
thing drying up; cool nights cause
cotton to shed; late corn a failure;
hay saved in fine condition.
A statement compiled from the
records of the Memphis clearing
house, shows the clearings for the
l.vsiness year 11)03-1904, ending An
uuat ol.'io be largely in excess of
liny similar period in the history of
the citv. Thev readied the enor
mous tbtiil of $'1S,G3S,-1H.H. com
ing within less than $1,500,000 of
the $250,000,000 mark. This is in
CaCCS3 of anv previous business year
bv nearly $50,000,000, the previous
year coming next with approximate
ly $47,000,000 short of this amount.
The gain for the past year is "the
largest approximate gain in the his
tory of the banks.
The past year has not been a
record year, but the month of Au
gust has been a record month. The
clearings for that month were $12,
: 14.141.CS, against last year of $9,
99S,9TS.14. The gain for this month
i- the largest approximate gain for
any month of August in the history
of the clearing house.
The following tnblo will show how
the gains have been made in the past
ten years, running approximately
s'92.000.000 in 185)5, to the figures
for the season just ended:
Clarksville Tobacco Flurry.
The Clarksville tobacco market
was thrown into a flurry last week.
Seme prominent Xew Yorkers had
purchased largely, running lugs np
to $4 per hundred, hoping to make
the trust buy from them at an ad
vanced price. The trust declined to
purchase except as needed and the
market fell to $2.50 per hundred.
During the progress of the battle
the Clarksville market was wild with
State News j
Million-Dollar Fire at Memphis.
Fire on Front street, in the very
heart of the wholesale district of
Memphis, last week, destroyed prop
erly approximating $1,000,000. The
fire originated in the wholesale gro
cery establishment of the Oliver
Finnie Grocer Company, the lar
est of its kind in the South, and the
Lig biulding with its magnificent
stock of goods was completely eaten
up by the flames. The fire quickly
spread to the store of the Memphis
Paper Company; on the south, and
to the building on the north, occu
pied by John A. Denie's Sons, and
stored with an immense quantity of
lime, cement, etc., and both these
buildings and their contents were
entirely consumed by the flames.
The building and stock of the W.
C. Early & Co., wholesale commis
sion merchants, were only partially
destroyed. This building was just
south of that of the Memphis Paper
Company. However, the rear of the
building of the J. T. Fargason
Company,, just south of the Early
building, was completely burned,
entailing a very heavy loss. The
spectacle presented by the fire was
one of surpassing sublimity. The
biuldings were among the tallest in
the city, that of the Oliver-Finnie
Company rearing itself eight stories
high from the river front. The
roaring sheets of flame were reflect
ed upon the bosom of the big Mis
sissippi river and against the skies,
and the flames were distinctly visi
ble for a distance of more than ten
mi Vs. The origin of the fire is tin
known, but the theory advanced is
that the conflagration was oaused by
matches ignited by rats. The en
tire loss by the fire will be close to,
if not over, $1,000,000.
Lost His Patent Leathers.
Will McCorklc, city electrician of
Xewbern, was called last week to re
pair a leaking lire plug. McCorkle
v-as wearing a pair of new patent
leather shoes. To avoid spoiling the
shoes the electrician took them off
and tackled the water plug in hij
feet. While he was thus engaged a
bevy of girls came along. - Seeing
the pretty shoe3 the' swooped upon
them and bore them away in tri
umph. McCorkle has not 3et screw
ed his courage to the point of de
manding his shoes, which now orna
ment the walls of the Woman's Club
To Substitute Water for Steam.
The water and light commission
ers of McMinnville contemplate us
ing water instead cf steam as a mo
tive power for the plant. The water
will be secured from a nearby moun
i.in stream. The commissioners
claim that in this way the plant can
be run at one-half the expense.
Baby Plays Cornet.
Union City has a prodigy in little
Cushman Kadebaugh, the I -rear -old
son of Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Kade
baugh. Notwithstanding the baby's
cge, lie blows a cornet with a clear,
p rfect tone, making, v hen the
valves are lingered for him. the four
open notes, C, G, C and E. He has
been blowing the comet since six
Ed and Bob to Meet.
Fayette county is making great
preparations for the big Democratic
barbecue to be held at Lambert. Soli
ctor Carmack and ex-Gov. Taylor
will be the speakers As Gov. Tay
lor is being mentioned as a possible
candidate for Senator Carina ck's
seat in the senate, the meeing be
tween the two will be of unusual in
terest. Cattle Buyers at Fayetteville.
Fayetteville is just now full of
live stock dealers from other points.
They are offering good prices for
cattle of all ages. The presence of
so many of these dealers at one time
in the town has caused the farmers
to put an extra price on their lire
Will Resist the Tax.
The Urewitt Spurr Manufactur
ing Company of Nashville has em
ployed attorneys and will resist the
efforts of State llevenue Agent
Johnson to collect ad valorem and
privilege taxes from lumbermen who
manufacture from the products of
the Slate. Every lumber manufac
turer in Tennessee will be interested
in the outcome of this suit.
Erin "Fiddlers' Contest."
Erin has inaugurated a novel en
tertainment. It is called ''The Kid
diersr Contest' Fiddlers from all
parts of the State are invited to take
part, the winner to be determined
bv a. disinterested committee. A
handsome prize will be awarded,
and the expenses of all fiddlers tak
ing part in the contest will be paid.
The entertainment is under the
management of Walter Warden. It
takes place September 17.
JUDGE PARKER HOT COMING
Changes His Mind About His Trip
to St. Louis.
Sara That in All Probability He Will
Not Leave Roiemonnt Dar
in the Campaign.
Esopus, N. Y:, Sept. 3. There was
considerable surprise at Rosemount,
Friday evening, when a correction was
made of a statement issued in the
morning to the effect that Alton B.
Parker and his wife had completed
their arrangements for a St. Lours trip.
It is now announced that Parker has
changed his" mind In regard to the
trip, and in all probability will not
leave Rosemount again during the
compaign. It is understood that good
reasons were presented to Parker In
argument against the proposed trip,
and that the abandonment of the pro
gramme is4the result. So far as Is now
intended, Parker will make no
speeches during the campaign.
William E. Ryan, of the Devery as
sociation in New York, and Capt.
Charles Campbell, a retired sea captain
of New York, -called at Rosemount,
Friday, ostensibly to ask Judge Parker
to make clear in his letter of accept
ance the plank in the democratic plat
form in relation to marine commerce.
Capt. Campbell said that ship-owners
are not in favor of a subsidy bill, but
that they do want protection against
unfair competition with foreign bot
toms. After talking shipping at
length, they brought up the subject of
the governorship nominatiou for New
York state, and suggested that Con
gressman William Sulzer is best
equipped to save the party from the
inroads made by the popularity of
Thomas E. Watson, the populist can
didate for president.
MAY HAVE BEEN WRECK
Peculiar 'ot Found on the Shore of
Paget Sonnd lr
Seattle, Wash., Sept. 3. In a bottle
washed up on the beach at Barlow, a
little town on the west shore of Puget
sound, this note was found:
"March 6, 1904. Ship La Morna in
sinking condition. No hope for crew.
(Signed.) "JAMES SLOANE,
On the reverse of the note was the
name of W. E. R. Nolman and wife,
The bottle and note were brought
to Seattle Friday. The British ship
La Morna, Capt. Carmack, sailed from
Tacoma, wheat-laden, for Queenstown,
February 27, and is supposed to have
been wrecked in a storm off Vancou
ver island prior to March 22.
GOOD JOB FOR TOM WATSON
Mar Write Editorial tor Ilearat'a
Stir York Paper lor $20,000
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 3. On excellent
authority, it is stated that Thomas
E. Watson, populist presidential nom
inee, has closed a contract with W.
R. Hearst. to remove to New York at
the close of the campaign and become
an editorial writer on Heart's news
papers at a salary of $20,000 a year.
Watson said: "I decline to affirm or
deny the report. I think it wnuld be
injudicious to discuss the matter at
this time, and it might be distasteful
to Mr. Hearst."
FREIGHT ELEVATOR FALLS
Two Pemonn Killed and Six Injared
In an Elevator Accident
Chicago, Sept. 3. Two persons
were killed and six were seriously in
jured Friday by the falling of a freight
elevator In the store of Sears, Roe
buck & Co.
The passenger elevator wa3 out of
repair, and the freight elevator was
used during the day by the customers
and employes. While a load of pas
sengers were being carried up Friday
afternoon the cable parted, allowing
the elevator with its load of ten per
sons to fall three stories. The con
ductor of the elevator, Phillip Cald
well, and Mrs. Kate Hayes were
A KIND-HEARTED JUDGE
Leaves the Bench on Account of HI
Conscientious Scrapie In Inflict
ing Capital Punishment.
Denver, Col., Sept. 3. Judge John I.
Mullins announced Friday that on ac
count of his conscientious scruples
against Inflicting capital punisnrvent.
he had called a judge from another
district to take his place on the bench
here during all murder trials at the
fall term of the district court." There
are ten persons awaiting trial for
murder in this county.
Indications of a Settlement.
New York, Sept. 3. On both sides of
the building trades fight here there are
strong indications that a settlement is
in sight; and it is possibly that the
thousands of skilled mechanics now
idle will soon be at work under a re
vised plan of'arbitration.
Tornado In Wisconsin.
Lacrosse, Wis., Sept. 3. Eight per
sons were injured and several res
idences badly damaged Thursday night
by a tornado !n the southern part of
Formally Opens the Republican
Campaign in Missouri.
CONVENTION HALL CROWDED
Day Wan Devoted Iara-eljr By Sen
ator Falrbank to Meeting Per
sonal and Political Friends
Visits Kansas Cltr Kaa.
Kansas City, Mo., Sept. S. Senator
Fairbanks formally opened the repub
lican campaign in Missouri Friday
night, the ceremony took place in
Convention hall, and that immense
building was filled in honor of the oc
casion. The even was rendered mem
orable by the presence not only of the
republican candidate for vice-president,
but by the presence of many of
the Missouri republican leaders, in
cluding the candidates for most-oTThe
state and local offices.
The day was devoted largely by Sen
ator Fairbanks to meeting personal
and political friends, and to a visit to
Kansas City, Kas., where ht made a
brief address. For an hour or more
SENATOR CHARLES WARREN FAIR
BANKS. in the afternoon he stood in the par
lor of the Midland hotel and shook
hands with citizens who presented
themselves, among them being many
former residents of Indiana.
At the meeting in Kansas City, Kas.,
reference was again made to Senator
Fairbanks' availability as a presiden
tial candidate. It came from State
Senator Cubbison, who presided over
the meeting, and was in the following
"If President McKinley had lived.
Senator Fairbanks would almost cer
tainly have been the presidential nom
inee at this time, but under the cir
cumstances, all we can do for him now
is to elect him to the vice-presidency,
and then nominate and elect him presi
dent four years hence."
In respense, Senator Fairbanks spoke
in high terms of President Roosevelt,
saying that "among all the splendid
men who had occupied the high office
of president, none had manifested a
higher purpose than Theodore Roose
velt, to serve well all the people of the
entire country." He expressed his con
viction that Kansas would record her
potential judgment io support of the
presldent'st cause at the November
election, and continuing, he said:
"Great issues are before us. They
invite our fullest and most conscien
tious consideration, to the end that we
may decide wisely and well. They
should be considered, not in a narrow
spirit, but in a broad, generou3, patri
otic way. There should enter into
their contemplation no suggestion of
either passion or prejudice. Our sole
purpose should be to reach that conclu
sion, which is in harmony with our
highest and best interests. We should
support those policies which, after due
and careful consideration, are most
commended to our judgment, and we
should give our support to that party
which will best administer our nation
ALBANIAN SHOT AT SULTAN
Serious Conflict lietirceu Saltan's)
Gnard and Bosnian Many
Paris, Sept. 3. The Paris edition
of the New York Herald prints the
following from its Geneva correspon
dent: "A high official of the Ottoman
court has received news of a serious
fight between the sultan's Albanian
guard and Bosnians, which continued
almost to the doors of the harem.
Many were killed or wounded.
"It is said that one Albanian shot
at the sultan, the bullet glancing oil
the coat of mail which he always
"The sultan has asked the prince
of Montenegro to supply him with a
"The affair is certain to be denied,
but its truth can be affirmed."
WILL NOW SEEK A DIVORCE
Princess Louise of Saxe-C'onnrg Will
Possibly Marry Iter
Bad Elster, Saxony, Sept. 2. Inves
tigations pursued in behalf of the for
mer guardians of Princess Louise of
Saxe-Coburg. who escaped from her
hotel here Tuesday - morning, show
that after securing her personal lib
e. - she intends seeking a divorce,
witi the purpose of marrying - Lieu
tenant Count Mitassich-Keglevitca.
0 KURQPATK H
Fate of Russian Army Now Rests
Upon Left Wing.
LIAO YANG REPORTED ON FIRE
flusslan General 1 Falling Back
Upon Mukden, and St. Peters
bnrg Believe He Will Finally-
The lack of definite information
from the seat of war continues up to
Saturday morning, and nothing further
regarding the situation at Liao Yang
is known beyond the fact that Kuro
patkln has withdrawn the main por
tion of his forces to the north or right
bank of" the Taltse river, and that, ac
cording to the latest advices, the ac
tion Is still In progress.
There is disinclination in St. Peters
burg to believe that Liao Yang has
been abandoned, and at the same time
it Is declared that the position Kuro
patkin now occupies is the one he had
prepared and fortified, and where he
has all along planned to make his sec
ond stand, instead of directly in and
around Liao Yang, with the river at
his back, as had been believed. It is
thought by Russian experts that in at
tacking Kuropatkin's present defenses
the Japanese are facing an almost im
possible task, especially with their
forces divided by the river.
Advices reaching Toklo say that the
Taltse Is flooded and can not be ford
ed, and therefore the river itself be
comes an important factor in the gen
eral scheme of Russian defense.
Dispatches from both Russian and
Japanese sources indicate that the
troops on both sides are jaded and
weary after the many days fighting,
and It is pointed out that in conse
quence, a temporary lull in the active
struggle would not be surprising.
A dispatch received at Tokio says
that great fires are raging at Liao
Yang, "believed to result from Jap
anese shelling or from the efforts of
the Russians to destroy their stores,
preparatory to the evacuation of
Liao Yang, with the additional hope
of injuring the city es a future Jap
The opinion prevails in Tokio that
the Russian casualties in the recent
fighting will reach 30,000, while the
Russian losses of August 31 and Sep
tember 1 are given in official reports
as 5,000 killed or wounded.
The report from Marshal Oyama
that he was engaged on Thursday
with the Russian center would indi
cate that at least a portion of Kuro
patkin's army was still on the south
bank of the Taltse river.
It i3not yet definitely announced
that the Japanese have occupied Liao
TROOPS JADED AXD M'EARY.
Both Side Reatincr After Battle at
Tokio, Sept. 3. A few addition
al details of the progress of the battle
at Liao Yang reached Tokio at a late
Gen. Kuroki's right is continuing to
press the attack at Heiylngtai, seek
ing ground whence their guns will
dominate the railroad. The troops
under Gen. Kuroki are jaded and
weary. They have been marching
and fighting since August 23. but in
spite of this, they attacked with spir
it. The Japanese are confident that
they already have swept back the
strong Russian force with which they
have been engaged. And it is prob
able that when the details are known,
it will be found that a great tragedy
was enacted along the Taltse river.
The Taitse is flooded, and can not
be forded. Gen. Oku, in command of
the Japanese left army, has directed
his energies to forcing the Russians
to the river, and it is probable that
many were drowned there.
STILI havb coxfidexce.
Busslaas Still Believe Gen. Knroptt
kin Can Win Out.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 3. The text
of the dispatch sent to the czar by
Gen. Kuropatkln, Thursday evening,
the gist of which was given out by the
war office, was not made public Fri
day night as expected. It was prom
ised to the local press, and was await
ed with feverish impatience until two
o'clock Saturday morning, when it
was announced that It would be issued
Saturlay. All the news, therefore, a3
far as St. Petersburg is. concerned, Is
contained in telegrams from foreign
sources, and there is painful suspense
awaiting news from Russian sources
Continued and dogged confidence
in Gen. Kuropatkin is expressed in
many quarters, and the public gener
ally, as well as many of the military
authorities, absolutely refuse to be
lieve that Liao Yang has been aban
doned, or if it has been abandoned,
that Gen. Kuropatkln is not In a better
position to :rake a strong stana north
of the Taitse river.
Fire at O'Keene, Okla.
O'Keene. Okla., Sept 3. Fire de
stroyed the White House hotel, owned
by C. E. Scott; McCollom's general
store, Egbert's millinery store, Sile's
restaurant, Scott's meat market and
three empty buildings. Total loss, $15,
000. . '
Man and Woman Killed.
Lincoln, IR., Sept 3. The AVno
limited train, south bound, while run
nine through the village of Lawndale,
near here, struck & vehicle occupied by
Perry Lundy and Mrs. Mar Woods,
caused the instant death of both.
TREATMENT OF OBESITY.
Great Caution Should Be Exercised
in the Effort to Reduce
Many fat people have done themselves
much harm by injudicious dieting in the
attempt to reduce their superfluous
flesh. It is a very simple matter to take
off fat anyone can do it by systematic
starvation, but it is" dangerously easy
to reduce the vital forces at the same
time, and it is far better to be fat and
hearty than slim and broken in health.
The problem of how to reduce the flesh
and at the same time maintain health
and strength is one that has taxed the
thought of many physicians, and has
not yet reached a satisfactory solution.
6ays Youth's Companion.
It is important for the physician to
know, before beginning treatment, what
is the cause of the obesity whether it is
an inherited tendency to put on flesh, or
is unwise eating; and eating may be un
wise as regards either quantity or qual
ity. The patient's habits must be
known, and his or her idiosyncrasies as
to various articles of diet; and the kind
of obesity siust also be taken into con
siderationwhether the plethoric or
the anaemic form. In short, it is the pa
tient that must be treated, and not the
It is possible here to indicate only the
broad principles of treatment which It
is understood must be modified more or
less in almost every case. The treat
ment is dietetic and hygienic, for there
is no drug capable of reducing flesh that
will not at the same time probably re
duce strength. If the person is a large
eater the total quantity of food must be
gradually reduced by decreasing the size
of each meal a little especially of
breakfast. The eating of salads and
green vegetables is advisable, but the
starchy foods, such as potatoes and
cereals, should be very sparingly used.
For the same reason bread must be in
great part given up. Desserts and
sweets of all kinds, especially candy.
should be absolutely forbidden.
Fat, strange as it may seem, is less in
jurious than sweets indeed, it should
never be entirely excluded from the diet,
although it would be better to eat of it
(In the form of butter or fat meat) very
sparingly. Skim milk or buttermilk
may be taken, and so may eggs and
meat, the latter once a day only. Tea
and coffee may be drunk, but not with
meals. Water should be taken only be
tween and before meals not while eat
ing. Alcoholic beverages must not be
used at all. Exercise in the open air.
preferably walking several miles a day.
AN INSOLUBLE MYSTERY.
Pickled Pork Disaster That Befell
Two Pennsylvania Dutchmen,
Hans and Fritz.
Gov. Pennypacker of Pennsylvania
was reviewing the state militia at Get
tysburg. A young staff officer described
to him in a low voice some unimportant
error that had been made, relates the
New York Tribune. "But as to the cause
of the error, sir," he said, "that is a
Gov. Pennypacker smiled.
"If it is a mystery," he said, "it is
like the pickled pork disaster that befell
two Pennsylvania Dutchmen, Hans and
"These two men bought a lot of
pickled pork in partnership. They put
it in a barrel, and stored it away in the
cellar of Hans' home. Now, Hans,
though a Pennsylvania Dutchman, as
dishonest. The combination is rare.
"Well, the morning after the deal in
pickled pork, Fritz met Hans on the
" 'Good morning, Hans,' he said. Is
there any news about our pickled pork?'
" 'Fritz,' Hans answered, gravely,
'there Is news, and bad news. A strange
thing has happened. It is a mystery to
"'Well, Hans, tell meall about it,'
" 'Fritz, my friend, it was like this,'
said Hans. 'This morning I went down
cellar to get -a piece of pork for my
breakfast and I put my hand down in
the barrel, and I felt around in the brine,
and there was no pork there. It was all
gone all gone completely. So then I
turned up the barrel, and, as true as you
are alive, the rats had eaten a hole
clean through the bottom and dragged
the pork all out.'
"Fritz was amazed and stunned.
" 'Why didn't the brine run out of the
hole?' he asked.
" 'Ah, Fritz, said the other, 'that's the
mystery. That's the mystery.' " .
Oranges Filled with Jelly.
Take half a dozen oranges that are
perfect; make a hole at the stem end
about half an inch In diameter; take a
teaspoon and remove the pulp, and then
soak the oranges in cold water for an
hour; then scrape with the spoon until
they are smooth inside; rinse with cold
water, and drain on a cloth and put them
in ice box. Prepare pink and clear
orange juice, with the juice of two lemons
added. Fill half of them with the pink,
the other half with clear jelly, and when
they are set wipe clean and cut each
orange in four quarters. Heap tbem is
pretty glass dish for the table
Sweet Plum Pickle.
Wash and prick large egg or blue
plums. Make a syrup in the propor
tion of five pounds of sugar to a pint
of vinegar; spice to taste with clove.-,
cinnamon and mace, bring to a boil,
skim and drop in the fru'L As soon
as the plums are scalded through take
out the fruit and pack in jars. Cook
the syrup until quite thick and pov.r
over the plums. Seal. If during tr j
first month the plums show any signs
cf fermenting, which they seldom do.
set the cans, uncovered, in a kettle o!
cold water, bring to a oral, then seai
again. N. Y. Herald .-
A MEAT FAMINE
President Donnelly of the Butcher
Workmen Plays the Joker.
MUST ALL QUIT EATING MEAT
He Ifaa Decreed That No Meat Moat
Be Handled by Union Workers
After Sntnrday Evening;,
Chicago, Sept. 3. "A meat famine
will be forced at all costs." It is the
best weapon with which to fight the
trust jiackers, although it may not be
welcomed by the independents."
In these words President Donnelly,
of the Butchers national organization,
declared a boycott against all meat,
and announced that union men will
quit in all packing establishments, re
gardless of where live stock Is se
cured. Donnelly's announcement was
made at the conclusion of a meeting
of the allied trades conference board.
The executive board of the retail
meat dealers association of Chicago
had just been in conference with Mr.
Donnelly and his associates, having
come to ask certain concessions for
the independent packers and to seek
authority to attempt to bring about a
meeting between the packers and rep
resentatives of the strikers.
By ignoring these latest attempts at
peace and by adopting such an aggres
sive step the strike leaders demon
strated their intention to make it ft
fight to a finish.
The following statement was given
out by President Donnelly:
"The conference board, representing
all organizations involved in the pre
ent packing-house strike, has taken
action to place all meats upon the
unfair list. This order goes into effect
on Saturday evening, September 3, at
5:30 p. m. The order will be sent to
every " packing house in the country,
and no member of the Meat Cutters'
and Butcher Workmen union will be
allowed to dress any animal until the
strike is settled. This action is the
result of the request that the public
refuse to eat meat, and no person, no
matter in what capacity employed in
handling meat, must handle the same
after 5:30 n. m. on Saturday. The
packers have resorted to extortion as
the result of the strike, buying live
stock on the hoof for almost nothing
and charging almost any price for the
dressed product. The public will now
be given an opportunity to retaliate by
refusing to eat meat until such time as
they can procure the same at a fair
AVI I.I. JOIX BIO PACKERS.
Independent Packers At the Stock
Yards Fall Into Line.
Chicago, Sept. 3. Indications are
t'aat the five independent packers with
in the stockyards inclosurc will join
the big packers in their nght, while
those outside will endeavor to con
tinue operations with unioi crews.
Two of their number received consign
ments of cattle at an outside railroad
yard Friday, and will have them driven
to the yards through the streets.
Within the yards the independents are
obviously preparing for war, a wagon
load of cots having been taken to one
The union switchmen employed by
the Chicago Junction railroad in hand
ling stockyards' business, will send a
committee to, the packers to urge a
plan of settlement, the details of
which" are not now known.
The police record of the strike at
the stockyards' station to date "reads:
Assaults, 46; murders. 4; accidents,
97; removed to hospitals, 43.
VICTIM OF A SAVAGE ATTACK
Edward Armes, Son-lnlon Batch
er, the Victim of m. Savnire A
aanlt in Xew York.
New York, Sept. 3. Edward Armes,
a non-union butcher, was the victim of
a savage attack by three striking
union men, and is now In the hospital
with two deep wounds, inflicted with
a butcher knife in his right leg, and
with his body covered with bruises.
While his wounds are serious, he will
recover. His assailants escaped.
HAS SAILED FOR JAPAN.
The Steamship Kanagawa, With, m
Valuable Cnro For Japan,
Una Left Seattle.
Seattle, Wash., Sept. 3. The Nippon
Yusen Kaisha's steamship Kanagawa
has put to sea for Japan. She took 6,
700 tons, her cargo being compose!
principally of steel bars, rails, nails,
belts, nuts, flour, wire, machinery and
leather. Fifty-six passengers, principal
ly Japanese and Chinese, embarked on
Mm. Emily- P. Schenck.
Tekin, 111., Sept. U Mrs. Emily P.
Schenck, wife of Dr. William E.
Schenck, the pioneei physician of Pe
kin, died Thursday. She was a liter
ary woman and was first secretary of
the Illinois federation of women's
Two Brother Killed.
El Reno, Okla., Sept 3. A thresher
engine exploded near Carnegie, in
stantly killing George and Byron
Brewster and dangerously rcalding a
third brother. A horse standing near