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VOL. LIII. NO. 2G8.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 1904.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Official Report on the
JAPS BAYONET CHARGE
Reported Destruction of Three
Thousand of the
St. Petersburg, Aug. 29 In the re
tirement on Liaoyang the Russians
lost a large proportion of the officers,
ttn guns and between 1,500 and 2,000
men. The heaviest fighting occurred
on the extreme left where the' Japa
nese advanced to the assault again and
again with bayonets.
Harbin, Aug. 29. The Russian loss-
s in the fighting Aug. 27, 26 miles east
and south of Liaoyang were 3,000 kill
id or wounded.
The department telegraphs informs
tin Associated Press that lines are
working direct with Liaoyang, thus
refuting definitely the report that
Kuroki had cut the railroad.
Annlt the J up.
Liaoyang, Aug. 29. The Russian
army has effected its retirement with
transport and artillery on Liaoyang
j.nd is now in position awaiting the
Japanese. In tho attack on Siaolindzy
the position of one Japanese battalion
lost all its officers.
The Japanese artillery resumed bat
tle this morning, the point of pressure
again being the Russian south front.
The Japanese infantry is now advanc
ing to attack the regiments deployed
in open order.
I vulon. Aug. 29. The greatest bat
tie since Sedan is in progress south
cast of Liaoyang. Kuroki and Oku,
with 210.0U0 men and :oo guns, arc
trying to break through Kouropnt kin's
right and center. He is defending a
strongly intrenched position with neat
ly 200.000 men and hundreds of guns.
In three days' fighting, some of it
bayonet to bayonet, the Russians have
lost 1.430 men.
JapM dinner llne of Activity.
Liaoyang. Aug. 29. The Japanese
have transferred their activity to the
Russian eastern and southern fronts.
The rear guard battle is proceeding, i
The weather has improved and the j
roads are drying, and events are there
fore likely to be precipitated.
J bum Attack Main 1'ohMIoii.
St: Petersburg. Aug. 29. Following
tho Russian evacuation of Anshanshan
and all the outer iositions east of
Liaoyang, the Japanese attacked the
main position of Gen. Kuropatkin's
army outside Liaoyang. It was an ar
tillery battle at long range, but under
cover of the fire of their cannon the
Japanese rapidly pushed forward their
mighty army of infantry.
(Jen. Kuropatkin is now in a trap,
for it is reported that Gen. Kuroki has
blown up a big section of the railroad
between Liaoyang and Mukden and is
holding a position there with a strong
detachment, while his main force
unites with the armies under Nodzu
and Oku in the attack on the Russian
base from the east and south.
(Jen. Kuropatkin. apparently, must
now-defeat 210.000 Japanese or be an
nihilated himself and the Russian
cause in Manchuria irretrievably lost.
The war yffice is silent, but it is evi
dent the emperor's officials expect dis
aster. Kuropatkin has about ISO. out)
men and occupies a fortified position
in what was formerly the outpost line
of the Liaoyang garrison.
;lm la t. IVIfmhor.
The Russian public is cast down in
deepest gliHm. Only 12 hours ago re-
ln ts from Uaoyang announced the
repulse "of Kuroki. Now it appears
those rejmrts were false and that in
stead of a Japanese check the mika
do's armies were actually running to
occupy the positions Kuropatkin's
forces had been forced to vacate.
The official explanation of the Rus
sian retreat is that it was ordered for
strategic reasons. Kuropatkin's men in
isolated bodies being no match for
overwhelming odds, partici'arly in the
mountains. On the plains, nearer the
Russian base, Kuropatkin's troops, it
is argued, can demonstrate their su
periority and will give a satisfactory
account of themselves.
' Hanoi Hold (tut Mnuy Wrfka.
St. Petersburg. Aug. 29. It is re
ported from a reliable source that Gen
Stoessel has telegraphed the emperor
that the garrison at Port Arthur has
already suffered severely, intimating
that it is hardly possible to hold out
for more than a month or six weeks
Four more regiments will be raised.
The first contingent of the first armv
corps was destined for Vladivostok but
corps was destined fro Vladivostok but
WILL FIGHT FOR BODY
OF LATE MRS. McVICKER
Struggle Over the Remains of Chi
cago Woman Result of
Chicago, Aug. 29. A fight for the
possession of the body of the late Mrs.
J. H. McVicker, which gives evidence
of being as sensational as the sudden
end of the wife of the famous theatri
cal manager, was commenced yester
day. Horace McVicker, the stepson, tele
graphed to Mrs. Clara B. Game, a niece
of the dead woman in San Francisco,
and instructed her to proceed at once
to Pasadena and take possession of the
body and not for a moment to allow
it to remain in the possession of Dr.
Zeigler. A telegram from Pasadena
last night said Mrs. Game had arrived
and was refused permission by Zeig
ler to see the body. She said she
would await the arrival of Horace Mc
Vicker Wednesday. Zeigler said he
would start east with the body that
day and a serious clash is expected.
A rumor that the McVicker jewels
were missing was explained by Dr.
Zeigler, who said he had placed them
and - other personal property of the
dead woman in the custody of a Pasa
Ix)s Angeles. Aug. 29. An examina
tion of the stomach and secretive or
gans of the body of Mrs. J. H. Mc
Vicker was made yesterday by Drs.
Stanley Black and R. V. Day, who
found the organs in normal condition.
The brain will be examined today.
Mrs. Robert Effey and Mrs. Clara
Game of San Francisco, nieces of Mrs.
McVicker, reached Pasadena yester
day. They were closeted for a time
with Dr. Zeigler, and said they be
lieved their aunt died from natural
causes. Zeigler and the two women
say they know nothing of the con
tents of Mrs. McVicker's will, which
they say is in a deposit vault in Chi
cago. The body will be shipped to
Chicago Friday or Saturday of this
upon the urgent request of Kuropatkin
it will be diverted to Mukden.
An official dispatch from Liaoyang
reporting continued Japanese advance
on Sunday, confirms the report that
Gen. Routkovsky was killed and adds
Col. Von Raaben was also killed.
The total Russian losses Sunday are
not known but 400 wounded have pass
ed through -the first aid stations. The
losses to the Japanese are consider
able. Sevrrr KiKtitlngg.
Chefoo. Aug. 29. Severe fighting
was resumed at Port Arthur Aug. 27.
according to Chinese who left there
the evening of the 27th. Between
Aug. 22 and 26th there was some fight
ing but it was less severe than that
of the 27th. One Chinese was arrest
ed and compelled to carry dead from
the battlefield at Palichuany which the
Japanese attempted to capture on the
2;th. Thirty cars were used to carry
the dead numbering 400 from the
trenches and outskirts to the city. Po
licemen told the Chinese efficient sol
diers in the garrison at Port Arthur
numbered over lO.OOi.
Humor of I'ort Arthur' Kail.
Simultaneously comes the rumor
that the Japanese are in the city of
Port Arthur, leaving the Russians
holding only the forts on Golden Hill,
Tiger Tail and Liauti heights.
A Tientsin dispatch to an evening
paper announcing the virtual fall of
the Russian stronghold has made more
of an impression than any of the pre
vious rumors to the same effect, but
incredulity is strongest in quarters
best informed as' to the physical fea
tures of the situation.
The capture of the Itsthan and an
other fort half a mile southwest with
the result of driving the Rusians from
the parade grounds was reported Wed
nesday from Chefoo.
In the Tientsin dispatch it is also
affirmed that nearly a dozen strong
forts remain, and the capture of these
en bloc is simply a military impos
sibility unless the Russian ammunition
s exhausted, which is extremely im
Tank n Difficult Oar.
Hence the best military opinion
here continues to regard the Japan
ese task as involving more than heav7
It is still doubted, in fact, that these
positions can be carried by assault
but the Japanese achievements have
been so mar.elous that no military
expert is willing to risk a definite
Overhaul t mixer.
London, Aug. 29. It is stated on
good authority that the British cruis
ers sent to search for the Russian vol
unteer cruisers. Smolensk and St. Pet
ersburg. have overhauled one of these
vessels at Hsaiotun, 11 miles east of
The Russian army from Anping this
afternoon debouched upon Liaoyang
plain, after fighting the rearguard ac
tion for nearly 10 miles from Anping,
bringing its wounded and burying its
dead on the way. - Six guns were re
A number of Japanese were cap
tured, showing signs of great fatigue
American School Burned.
Constantinople, Aug. 29. The Amer
ican school for boys at Erzeroum has
been burned. It is believed the fire
started by accident.
TRAGEDIES OF LIFE
.' Jealousy FiRtires in a Number of
Crimes In Various
. . Place.
TWO DEAD IN CINCINNATI
A Like Number in Chicago and Also
in New York
Cincinnati, Aug. 29. Mrs. Amanda
Harter, aged 38, and James onard
Rruein, aged 29, were found dead in a
flat in the Normandie last night under
circumstances which indicate that
Druein murdered the woman and com
mitted suicide. With them lived Fan
nie Harter, aged 14, the niece and fos
ter daughter of the woman. The theory
most credited is that Mrs. Harter, in
a jealous fit, beat the girl, that Druein
interfered, strangled Mrs. Harter to
death and afterward cut her head into
pieces with a hatchet. It Is claimed
he then wanted the girl to escape with
him, and when she refused shot him
self. (ilrl mill Wooer Dead.
Chicago, Aug. 29. Jealous of the at
tentions paid his step daughter by her
sweetheart, Lawrence Ientch, 40 years
old. yesterday shot the girl and the
young man' and then shot himself at
G o'clock last evening. He died soon
afterward on the operating table of
the Alexian Brothers' hospital. The
girl, Augusta Gulp, will probably die.
Her fiance, Edward Moeller, 1030 Nel
son place, has a good chance to Hve.
Shoot n Girl unci llinixc-If.
New York, Aug. 29. Herman Smith,
52 years old, shot and wounded Ber
tha Homburg, 15 years old, at her
home in Elmhurst yesterday, and then
shot and killed himself. Smith, who
was a metal polisher by trade, had
boarded with the Homburg family for
many years. For some time past he
had been acting somewhat strangely.
Darebin, Haggin's Stallion, Dead.
Sacramento, Cal., Aug. 29. Darebin,
one of v the leading stallions at J. B.
Haggin's Ranolo del Paso stud, is
dead. . The great horse was put to
death to put him out of his misery.
Darebin had reached the age of 27
years. He was imported from Aus-
ralia by Mr. Haggin. The price paid
for him, it is said, was $30,000.
Sunday Prize Fight at St. Louis.
St. Louis, Aug. 29 "Eddie" Ran
dall of St. Louis knocked out Harry
Ruhlin of Philadelphia in the fifth
round of what was to have been a 20-
round contest before the North Side
Athletic club yesterday.
New York, Aug. 29. "There is a
rather strong possibility that the elec
tion returns on the night of Nov. S
will show a democratic house of rep
resentatives for the 59th congress,"
according to an article printed in the
New York Herald today.
"Under peculiar conditions, which
are prevailing in various parts of the
country," the article continues, "it is
possible for the republicans to elect
their national ticket and still lose the
house by a large majority.
"Put briefly, the situation is that
the democrats have rather the best of
it at the outset of the campaign. There
are 3SG members of the house of rep
resentatives. In the present house
there are 2S republicans, 172 demo
crats, two union labor democrats and
four vacancies. The republicans thus
have a majority of 34.
Conlrxl Doubtful (ironnd.
"Investigation shows that in the.
United States there are 159 districts
that can be counted safely democratic.
There are 150 districts that can be
counted safely republican. There are
71 doubtful districts which may be car
ried by either side, and in these the
great battle for the control of the
house of representatives must be
fought. A majority of the house of
representatives is 194. In order to ob
tain this bare majority it is necessary
for the democrats to carry 35 of the 71
doubtful districts. It is necessary for
the republicans to carry 3S of them.
"These doubtful districts are now-
represented in congress as follows:
California - 1
Colorado lono at large 1 1 "
Connecticut (one at large) 3
Illinois 2 4
Indiana - 3
Iowa 1 1
Kansas -. 3
Montana - ..
New York . 4
Ohio 2 4
Rhode Island 1
est Virginia 4
CITY OF BINANG IS
DESTROYED BY FIRE
One Hundred Persons Perish and 5,000
Homeless in the Philippines
Manila, Aug. 29. The city of Bin
ang, Letguna province. Island of Lu
zon, has been destroyed by fire.
A hundred persons perished and
5,000 are rendered homseless. The
loss is $200,000.
AMERICAN SOLDIER TO DIE
FOR DESERTING THE ARMY
Penalty To Be Paid For Disloyalty
in the Philippine
Washington, Aug. 29. One of the
few sentences of death recommended
to be imposed on an American soldier
growing out of service in the Philip
pines is found in the proceedings of
the court martial trying of Private
Fred H. Scow. Company M. Twenty
ninth United States infantry.
There were several charges against
Scow, the principal one being deser.
tiou, and the court, in its findings,
recommended death as the punish
nien.. The papers have been received
at the war department, and final act
ion v.ill have to be taken cn them by
the president. Scow deserted while
serving in Luzon July, 1900. and was
recaptured the same month. In Au
gust of the same year he escaped and
joined the insurgent forces in Minduro.
under the alias of Frederico fie La
Cruz. In May, 1902, he was recaptured
by the American forces.
While no official comment will be
made on the result of the court mar
tial at this time, the punishment Is
thought to be excessive.
NOSEBLEED NEARLY FATAL
Harry Carry Suffers From Hemor
rhage for Almost Entire Day.
Chicago, Aug. 29. Harry Carry, a
r.on-union man in the plant of Armour
& Co., 20 years old. narrowly escaped
death from nosebleed in the stock
yards. The man's nose began bleed
ing in the morning and hemorrhages
continued all day. In the evening
C;.rry was taken to the Samaritan hos
pital. Surgeons there succeeded in
stopping the How of blood in half an
Fifteen Hurt in B. & O. Collision.
Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 29. In a head
on collision between two passenger
trains on the Pittsburg division of the
Baltimore & Ohio near Glenwood last
night four persons were severely hurt
and eleven sustained minor injuries.
HAVE FINE CHANCE TO
NEXT NATIONAL HOUSE
Tank for HepnbliennM.
"The difficulty the republicans are
confronting is two-fold. In' the first
place they stand to lose many mem
bers of congress in states which are
heavily republican, and in which for
this reason the republican national
committee will make no effort. This
is true of states such as Pennsylvania
and Illinois, which have been practic
ally conceded to Roosevelt and Fair
banks in advance. There is also ex
treme danger in states where the dem
ocrats and populists have effected a
fusion on state officers and members
of congress, permitting the Parker
and Watson electors to poll the dem
ocratic and populist following separate
ly and thus leaving the field open to
Roosevelt. This is the case in such
states as Nebraska and Kansas.
"Added to this is another difficulty
which confronts the republican con
gressional committee throughout the
country. The republican pluralities in
every state in the union except in the
extreme northwest and the Rocky
mountain states, have been shrinking
ever since 1S9G. The democrats are
getting back to their party. This is as
true of the middle west as it is of
New York and New England. Natur
ally this falling off in pluralities in
states has affected every congression
al district, and the fight is a little
harder all along the line for the repub
licans in each election of representa
tives to congress.
"The congressional fighting ground
in Illinois consists of six districts, two
of which are now represented by dem
ocrats and four by republicans. In the
first. Martin Err.erich. democrat, was
elected two years ago by a majority
of 1.152. In the ninth. Boutell, repub
lican, had a majority of 2.0V1. In the
sixth, the majority of Lorimer, repub
lican. was only 9-". Rodenburg, re
publican, in the twenty-second, won by
2,154; Williams, democrat, in the twenty-sixth,
by 232, and Smith, republican.
m the twenty-nrth, by 2.301. A con-
siderable reduction in the republican
vote in the state might easily result in
the election of six democrats from
"Indiana, the battle ground in so
MAKES FATAL DASH
Two Are Killed in Auto Race at
CRASH AGAINST A FENCE
Machine Gets Away From Chauffeur,
Who Says It Is His
St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 29. Barney Old
field, the racing chauffeur of Cleve
land, lost control of his automobile in
the fifth event of the world's fair speed
contest yesterday, and the machine
crashed through the outer fence of
the course, killing John Scott, a watch
man, and injuring Nathan Montgom
ery, a negro, so that he died a few
hours later Oldfield was injured and
the auto demolished.
Deelnre Itnrr III I.nxt.
At the clubhouse, after the accident,
Oldfield declared that the race was his
last. He said he never would drive in
competition again on an inclosed track,
declaring the sport too hazardous.
The accident occurred at the start
of the fifth event, a 10-mile race for
racing machines. At the start A. C.
Webb, of Toledo, Webb Jay. G. P. Dor
ris and Barney Oldfield went to( the
padddek. The start was bad. Oldfield
and Webb being the only drivers to
get their machines in motion. They
sped under the wire and away with
out heeding the gong. When the
three-quarters pole was reached the
machines were going at Ine rate of a
mile a minute.
Webb led by 20 yards. He held the
middle of the track, and as he mount
ed a bank at the turn his machine
threw a cloud of dust in the air that
caused both machines to be lost to the
sight of the 23,000 spectators in the
Daubed Into the Frncr.
Oldfield tried to pass Webb at the
three-quarters pole. He was getting
the dust and. was completely blinded.
He turned his machine to the rail and
allowed it to run directly into the
fence. About thirty feet of the railing
was torn out. Scott and Montgomery,
the only " t wo spectators at that spot,
were directly in the path of the huge
21-horse power machine and were
ground down in a twinkling. Oldfield
in the automobile hardly realized what
had happened until the machine struck
a tree. He was thrown out violently
and his head and face were scratched,
but he was not seriously injured. The
machine was wrecked.
Oldfield'was taken to the clubhouse.
Scott's body was picked up; and Mont
gomery, the negro, was attended by a
physician until the city ambulance
many presidential elections, will be
hotly contested this year for both the
national and congressional tickets.
The first district is called democratic,
but Hemenway (republican) has car
ried it so many times against odds that
one hesitates about predicting his de
feat. His last majority was 3,091. The
fifth district is regarded as doubtful
with Thomas Taggart once more in
the saddle. The republican majority
two years ago was 2,233. The demo
cratic majority in the second district.
when Morris (democrat) was elected.
was only 39. Robinson, democrat,
carried the twelfth district by 2S3. The
thirteenth district is republican by 1.-
In Seeouil lovta.
"There will be a very stubborn ef
fort in Iowa on the part of the repub
licans to wrest the second district
from Judge Wade, who was elected by
l.loS plurality. The democrats, on the
other hand, will strive to capture the
sixth district from Iacey, who won
over Reese, democrat, by 1,813.
"All the republican representatives
in Nebraska who are candidates for
reelection are in serious trouble. The
state is now represented by one dem
ocrat and five republicans. Four of
the republican districts are doubtful in
view of the fusion which has been
made by the democrats and populists
on the state, congressional and legisla
tive tickets. Mr. Bryan has the in
dorsement of both the democrats and
populists for United States senator.
lsconsin is almost certain to
show a republican loss. The state now
has 10 republican representatives and
one democrat. The democrat. Weiss,
in the sixth, will hold "his district.
There are five doubtful republican dis
tricts. This is due to the fact that tho
I .a Follette party i indorsing the
democratic candidates. The doubtful
districts are the second, represented
by Adams, plurality 334; the third,
represented by Babcock, plurality S,
20: the fourth, represented by Otjen,
plurality 1.033: the fifth, represented
by Stafford, plurality 4.000. and the
ninth, represented by Minor, plurality
4,479. The La Follette 'naif breeds'
are determined to defeat Messrs. Bab
cock and Minor at all hazards, and
the fact that their majorities were the
I largest does not mean that they are
not in danger."
QUIET SUNDAY IS SPENT
BY ALL THE CANDIDATES
Roosevelt and Parker Attend Services
and Remain With Families
Oyster Bay. N. Y., Aug. 29. Presi
dent Roosevelt passed Sunday quietly
at Sagamore Hill with his family and
one or two house guests. The presi
dent accompanied by Mrs. Roosevelt
and all of the children except Quentin,
attended the morning service at Christ
Episcopal church. Several relatives
and neighborhood friends called in
formally during the afternoon and
Esopus, N. Y., Aug. 29. Former
Judge Parker Varied his usual Sunday
program by dining yesterday in Kings
ton. With his family he went to the
city in his launch and attended ser
vices at the Church of the Holy Cross,
of which his son-in-law, the Rev.
Charles Mercer Hall, is rector. After
the service they went to dine at the
residence of Alfred Tanner, whose
wife is Mrs. Parker's sister, and later
returned to Rosemount.
Boston. Mass.. Aug. 29. Senator
Charles W. Fairbanks worshiped with
a Somerset Methodist congregation
Sunday without a person present rec
ognizing him. lie arrived here from
New York early and left Boston for
White River Junction. Vt., this morn
ing. On arriving in Boston he gave
reporters the slip by going to Som
erset. There he was recognized by a
newspaper man whj directed him to
FAIR BALLOON RACE
NOT A COMPLETE SUCCESS
One of Them is Out and The Other
Continues On Its
St. Louis, Aug. 29. The balloon race
to the Washington monument for the
$5.i00 prize offered by the world's fair
company and which has aroused
much interest and more amuse
ment started Saturday. One of
the two balloons, occupied by Prof.
Carl Meyers, came ignominiously to
earth Saturday night a few miles from
St. Ixwis. The other, occupied by
Prof. George E. Tomlinson, still was
in the air when last heard from yes
terday, but was not making much
headway. At that time Tomlinson's
balloon passed over Avon, 111., 123
miles from St. Ixiuis. The aeronaut
dropped out a bulletin to which was
attached a card asking the finders to
notify the world's fair officials.
The intelligence was wired to St.
Ixmis and was the only definite news
the management of the aeronautic
concourse at the exposition had re
ceived from Tomlinson. Three hom
ing pigeons released by him have ar
rived, but none bore any message.
The people of Avon said the balloon
seemed to be about a mile and a half
high and was sailing eastward rapid
ly, probably at the rate of 23 miles
Professor Meyers' balloon came
down in a cornfield. It struck the
ground and rebounded about 30 feet.
Two men saw the fall and ran to the
assist ancjj of the aeronaut. Prof. Mey
ers said the highest altitude he at
tained was 7,300 feet, as shown by the
Wyoming. 111.. Aug. 29 Prof. Tom
linson's balloon passed near here early
this morning headed in the direction of
Paris, Aug. 29. Lebaudy's steerahle
balloon narrowly escaped destruction
yesterday. The aeronaut ascended,
but was obliged to come down on ac
count of a gale. The balloon was an
chored to a tree, and while there was
no one on board it tore loose, rose to a
considerable height and drifted toward
the sea. The balloon, descended at
Serquigny, 41 miles from Moisson,
whence it started. It caught in the
UNION MEN ARE SENT TO JAIL
Albuquerque, N. M., Strikers Alleged
to Have Violated Injunction.
Albuquerque', N. M., Aug. 29. O.
Marinan, president of the Albuquer
que Central Ibor union, has been
given a sentence of 10 days in jail and
four other striking Atchison. Topeka
& Santa Fe railway machinists have
been sentenced to Co days each for
assault upon a strike breaker in vio
lation of an injunction issued by the
local court recently, restraining the
strikers from interfering with the new
took him to the hospital, where he suc
cumbed to his injuries.
Incitement In fir "nil Stand. -
When Oldfield failed to appear after
Webb had emerged from the dust
cloud there was considerable excite
ment in the grand stand, but it was
announced that he was not serioudy
injured. Shortly afterward he was
driven to the clubhouse in an auto
mobile, when it became generally
known that the accident had resulted
fatally. The race, after a short delay.
was run, be!ng won by Webb by a large
margin. It was the most important
event of th eday. the prize being the
Louisiana purchase exposition trophy.
valued at $300.
TO GIVE IN
Butchers' Union Proposi
tion to End the
Who Have Apparently Won
the Great Strug
Chicago, Aug. 29. The executive,
board of the butchers union have for
mulated a proposition for settling tho
strike, which they have presented to
the allied trades council for action.
The details are withheld.
It is understood the peace pact
which the loaders have prepared pro
vides that the men should be taken
back as unionists and the wage scale
in effect before the strike be recog
nized. I'nrkfru IloliI a Conference.
Representatives of the packers, held
a long secret meeting this forenoon.
They declined to make a statement
concerning its purpose. The packing
house teamsters will meet tonight to
discuss the advisability of declaring
the strike off as far as they are con
cerned. President ('olden said they
would refuse to contribute any more
support to the other strikers.
"rowlH of llunury Men.
With the strike relief fund depleted
and crowds of hungry men vainly
scrambling for food at the commissary
stores it has taxed t ho labor leaders
to find a way to prevent a stampede
from the union ranks today.
Conference In lecllneil.
The application made (o the pack
ers by the strikers today for a confer
ence Was refused by the former. The
reason given is that no good could
come from such a conference.
Two. hundred employes of the Amer
ican Can company struck today be
cause the company furnished cans to
EIGHT PERSONS DROWNED
Chicago River and Lake Michigan
Each Claim Young Victims.
Chicago, Aug. 29. Ixniis Dubeck,
aged 9, fell into the river near Loom is
street while trying to reach a floating
tin can. He was drowned.
Joseph Engrelfer, aged 11, was
caught by the undertow anil drowned
while swimming in the lake at the foot
of Thorndale avenue with his cousin,
Harold Engrelfer. aged 13.
Skowhegani Me.. Aug. 29. Thomas
Weymouth, aged 30; Charles Newell,
30; Napoleon Prevost, 33, and an un
known man lost their Jives by tho cap
sizing of their boats in Hayden Lake.
Two brothers named Burden of Bright
on were drowned while fishing near
SINGS ''NO, NEVER ALONE"
While She Nails Burglar Into Cellar
But Latter Escapes.
Rochester, Ind., Aug. 29. When
Mrs. . James Martin returned from
church last night she heard a noise
in the kitchen and saw the cellar door
raise and a burglar stick his head out.
She jumped on the floor and began
hinging the hymn: "No, Never Alone,
Alone, No, Never Alone." As she sang
she reached for a hatchet and nails,
which were 'on a fhelf, and nailed the
f!for down and then went for help.
The burglar jumped through the cellar
window ji'tt as she got. out. of tho
house and escaped.
Artful Wins Futurity.
New York, Aug. 29. Artful, tho
filly, bred by the late William C. Whit
ney and bearing the colors of H. B.
Duryea. Saturday won the $30,u0) fu
turity at Sheepshead bay. Tradition,
bred by James B. Haggin. and rul
ing in the name of Sydney Paget, wan
second, while Sysonby, from the sta
ble of James R. Keene, and bred in
England, finished third. The time for
the six full furlongs of the futurity
course was one minute, 11 and 4-5 sec
onds, the fastest on record for tho
fctake. An immense crowd was pres
ent. In the betting ring, the struggle
of the would be players had, for a
half hour preceding the bugle call,
been terrific. Men trampled on one
another," in a wild struggle to secure
the best odds on their favorites.
Fairbanks Opens His Campaign.
Whiteriver Junction, Vt., Aug. 29.
Senator Charles W. Fairbanks deliver
ed the first, formal speech of the cam
paign here this afternoon. The great
er portion of his address was devoted
to a comparison of the records of the
two parties in the past 12 years and
to a defense and eulogy of Roosevelt's