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RUSSIA THINKS SHE HAS THE
RIGHT TO SEARCH
THE QUESTION WEll WEIGHED
Serious Complications Are Not Regarded .
Jarded as Probable-Cul'loslty as to
What Germany Will Do About Seizure .
ure of Mall Sacks.
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S'I' PWI'HSnUHG.-'l'ho news
the Hussilln volunteer ! stolllllships
SlIIolcnHk and St. Petersburg , now
cruising In the iced sea , are stopping
. ships of neutral nations ! und searching
I lholll for contraband of war Is causing
he I liveliest Interest In all cll'cloll.
Russia has evidently weighed the
question , believes herself to bo within
her rights , \LIllI neither fours nor an-
. lIclputes international complications.
Indeed , HOllie' of the powers may have
been follllllcd ! hy Russia on the sub.
ject. Nevertheless , foreign opinion Is
awaited eagerly unll inure aI' less crlt-
IclHm Is expcctell.
Members of the diplomatic corps
. are keenly Illlxlous to ascertain the
I' views their governments will take of
the I passage through I ; ho I Dllrdallelles
of these vessels of the volunteer ! fleet I
ns merchantmen and their subsequent i
conversion Into ships of war. The
general view In diplomatic circles ,
even where \ sentiment 18 not particularly .
lllrly frigidly 10 Russia , Is that while
the passage of the Dardauclles might
be considered a piece of sharp practice .
i lIce on the part of Russia , It Is un
I accomllllshed fact , and the powers will \
noL now regard It aB u violation of
the treaty of Purls , hut will \ guard
ngailst Its ropetltlon. The diplomats
think thllt some of the powers may
Insist that heucefOl'lh all volunteer
vessels shall hc considered ns warships .
ships within the meaning of the
trcal ) ' .
One oC the most Interesting ques-
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tloons In this connection , tile ' lpIO-
mats \ r1e\1eve ! \ , will arise out of Rus-
sin's declaration that coal Is contraband .
- band of WILl' With prize crews on
' the ' ! shills could be
board , captured
! , sent to Russian Baltic ports , hut 1r
short of coal thoy.coulll not put In at
I neutral ports to replenish their bunk-
I ors. 1'hls same question may embarrass .
rass Russia when the Baltic squadron
' Balls for the fur east.
, In view of the protest made by Germany -
i many In the case of the stoppage of
the steamer Bundesrnth ( seized In
Delagoa bay December 29 , 1899 , during .
Ing the South African \ war , as the re-
sull of which Great Britain had to pay
damages \ ) , much curiosity exists as to
I what Germany will do In the case of
the confiscation by the Smolonsl of
I the mail \ sacks on board time North
I German Lloyd steamer Prince Hein-
rich , especially as n large portion of
the mull seized was undoubtedly of a
I GOVERNMENT OF MANCHURI
! Chinese Suggest a Plan for Jap Con-
TIEN TSIN.-1'he Chinese minister
1 fit 'I'oldo has telegraphed time Wal
I Wou Pen , the Chinese minIster of foreign .
elgn affairs , thai the Japanese govern-
uncut has resented n scheme for the
ndmlnlstmtlon of Manchuria , the prln-
cllI\l ) clause at which Is that the Japanese .
neso will govern the province with
time number of Chinese troops now In
time countr ' .
Information has been received here
that unless China suppresses the 1'13.
belllon In the province of Kwangsi
the French govomment has threatened .
cd to land troops and put It down. The
Chinese govenunent Is much purturb-
ed In consequenc
A feeling prevails In 'rlen Tsln that
the Japanese have suffered a terrible
reverse at Port Arthur. If they have
not , It Is thought that the .1apau'se
goverumCt1t would have contradicted
the reported disaster days ago.
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PACKERS STANDING FIRM. I
Will Not Recede from Position Assumed .
cd Last Week.
ClIICAGO-'l'horo was little If any
change In the situation pf the meat
PIlCICI'S' strike here Sunday. With
Michael : J. Donnclly , the strllccrs' leader .
CI' , In bt. Louis looking after that end
of the dlntcully , there was no effort
to renew the peace negotiations which
lusted through three nays last week
und were terminated Saturday night
without results : Whether another attempt .
tempt to reach an adjustment of the
controversy by arbitration will be
made Is problematical , as the packers ,
believing they had the better ; , of time
argument In last weele's conferenoes ,
are little inclined to after any conces-
sions to the Htrllccrs. One thing Is
certain , the packers say , and that Is
that they will not recede from the
position they assumed In last weel.'s
conferences : and that the strikers \ will
have to conform to the employers' ul-
tlmahlll before any further peace
plans looking to a settlement by arbitration -
hltratlon will bo succcssfui.
SOUTH OMAI IA-It was announced
Sunday night lJy time managers of the
racking houses at South Omaha that
work will be resumed In all but the
hog killing \ departments Monday.
Enough pork product Is on hand to
prevent any lilcelihood at a shortage , ; I
and attention will he given to time
slaughter of beef and mutton. It Is
also announced by Cudahy and Ar-
mour that no further Increase In the
price of meats will bo made by the
E. A. Cudahy said that his house
Is getting all \ the help It can use , and
predicted that the strikers \ would give
up before the end of the weele.
PAY HALF MILLION DOLLARS.
World's Fair Further Discharges Debt
to the Government
ST. LOUIS-A payment of $ 500OOO
on the government .Ioan of $6,600,000
to the LOuisiana Purchase Exposition
company was deposited In the sub-
treasury In St. Louis Saturday.
'I'he best answer to any talk that
the exposition company would have
difficulty In leaking the paym\ut ; is the
fact that the money Is stow In the sub-
treasury , " said President Francis. "Not
only have we made the payment , but
it has been done a day ahead of time ,
and wo wilt not know what the receipts
for the first fifteen days of July have
amounted to until the books are closed
on today's business : '
The last payment ] was the first of
lhe. $500,000 seml.monthly payments
stipulated by congress when the
World's fair loan was authorized.
There have been two previous pa-
ments , each one comprising a certain
per cent of the gross receipts at the
oxposlUon company from all sources
The total amount refunded the government .
ment Is $907H9.1u. .
JAP LOSSES 25,000.
Latest Report Regarding Storming of
TA TCIlE' : KIAO = The latest reports
regarding time attempted storming at
Port Arthur \ on July 10 place the Japanese .
nose losses In killed 01' wounded at
2UOOO and those : : of the Russians at
retired and the
5,500. The Japanese ,
Russians occupied the position. The
Japanese have now changed their
frontal position , and a big battle Is
expected I\t the eastern ! portion of the
defenses , owing to the Japanese turn-
A Japanese spy was captured Thurs-
day lie was dressed In the garb of
n Chinese and was remarkably cool
and defiant In d mel1nOl' . He said ho
was a Korean by birth and lived In
Japan for twelve years and loved that
countr ) ' . Thousands like \ him , he declared .
clared , were convinced that Japan
eventually would be successful , and he
advised the Russians to sue for peace
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FIGHT ON WATER
AN ENGAGEMENT TAKES PLACE
OFF PORT ARTHUR.
JAPANESE FLEE I IN DISORDER
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Russians Assume . he Offensive I , Attacking - ,
tacking wIth the Bayonet-Heavy I
Movement of Japanese East of Hall I
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LONDON-Too Shanghai correspondent
spondent of the Morning Post , cabling
under dale of .July 1u , says :
"A naval engagement look place today .
day oft : Port Arthur :
'l'he same correspondent , cabling under .
dOl' date of July 15 , says the Chicago
Daily News' dispatch boat l.'ltwan . has
been seized bX the Russians and towed
Into Port Arthll1'
ST. PE'I'EHSBURG-A Russian correspondent .
respondent of the Associated Press In
the Held repeats the story of a Japanese -
ese disaster at Port Arthur July ' 10 ,
but does not add anything new , except
that after the disaster the Japanese
fled In great disorder pursued by the i
He says that an aide to General Ren-
nelllmmpft and seVen Cossacks were
wounded In the skirmish In which the I
general was shot and In which the Jap-
nnese were rOlmlsed.
Two divisions of Japanese reinforce-
ments are landing at Dalny , the correspondent .
respondent says , amid wounded Japa-
nese prisoners captured on Black
mountain who died SUbsequently were
burled with military honOl s.
A special dispatch from Ta Tche
Klao , dated July H , repents the account -
count of the attempted storming of
Port Arthur on July 15 , and says that
the Russians assumed the offensive : ,
attacking with the bl\ 'onet. The Jap-
I\noso retired In' the wildest disorder.
The Chinese esth\1ate the Japanese
losses at 22,000. The spirit or the
Japanese . d , the dispatch _ . . Hays _ , . Is , sink- . . .
Ing as the result or the Port Arthur I
Cholera and dysentery are epldemfc
at Feng Wang Cheng and there are
many deaths da11 ' .
A heavy movement of Japanese Is
reported east of lIol Cheng. The Rus-
31uns reconnoitered almost to Kai
Chau before meeting the Japanese.
Tney drew the shrapnel lire of the
Japanese , but. having found them , the
Russians retired without losses.
The Toldo correspondent of the London -
don Times In a dispatch filed at 9:45 :
p" m. July 15 says that the St. Petersburg '
burg story of a Japanese repulse with
heavy casualties at Port Arthur July
10 Is wholly discredited In 'I'oklo ,
where no such reports have been re- ;
celved. It Is believed that the story
originated In Shanghai.
A dispatch to a London news agency
from St. Petersburg says the war office .
fice announces the receipt ot a dis-
patch from Port Arthur confirming the
report that the Japanese sustained considerable .
sldel'llble losses on July 11 , the exact
particulars of which have not yet been
ascertained. According to the dis-
patch the Russians recaptured all the
positions lately taken by the Japanose.
Davis Didn't Visit Gorman
ASHINGTON.-Henry G. Davis ,
the democratic vice presidential nominee .
nee , arrived here I1t noon Sunday and
I1t 1 o'cloclt left for New Yorle. The
only persons to meet him at the station .
tlon were several latlves. It was
stated that the current reports that
he would stop at Laurel , Md. , to see
Senator Gorman were erroneous , Mr.
Davis going straight through to New
Canada After MexIcan Trade. ,
MEXICO-The Canadian Commercial -
cial club has been formed to encourage .
age trade with Canaoa. Efforts of
Canadians to promote trade with Mexico .
Ice are cordially seconded by the governments -
ernments of the two countries
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BIG STRIKE IS ON. ,
Thousands of Employes Drop Work
and Walk Out.
CHICAGO-As the result of a disagreement -
agreement , one at time most extensive
strllees In the history of the meat
packing Industry In the United State \
began Tuesday In Chicago , Omaha
Kansas City , Sl. Joseph , 1\10. , and oth.
er cities whore large packing plants
are locat d. If prolonged , the strike
Is expected to cause widespread inconveniences -
conveniences , possibly equaling the
anthracite coal famine at two years
aGo. The unanimity or the strike was
complete , ana more than 45.000 em-
ployos are directly Involved. In Chicago -
cage alone 18,000 men are on strike
The effect of the strike on the food
supply of the country and the price
at meats Is being earnestly discussed , I
notwithstanding the announcement
Monday night that the packing houses ,
contrary to somewhat general expec-
tations , will continue operations without -
out any close down , employing wbat.
ever help may be obtainable. How
much alleviation In the furnishing of
supplies to the public this course may
afford Is n matter pf wide variation of
The packers declare that hundreds - i
of men who could not be provided
with places have been applying dally
for worl The walkout here was
started by the emp eyes of the killing
departments at the various packing
houses. The klllors were followed by
the workers In other departments all
fast as the current of work left by
the slaughterers could be cleaned up
Thus as the workers in each depart.-
meat disposed of their part ot the
work they threw art their aprons and
This consideration was shown the
packers , the labor officials stated , because -
cause It was not the desire of the
men to cause the employers any
financial loss as the result or neglect.- . .
ing meat that was on band to be
dressed. Watched by cordons of po- .
lice , the strikers led briskly out of
the packing houses , carrying overalls ,
rubber oot'3 : and knives , cleavers and
steels. . . .
The strikers were greeted by crowds
of women and children , many of whom
jolnea l.ands with the workmen on the
outward march. There Was absolutely
no clgn of disorder. 1
"How long do yon think It wlll
last ? " Inquired one man , looking Quite
"Dunno , " replied the striker , "ex-
cept that PresIdent Donnelly says
that the men managed to hold out fif-
teen months In Buffalo , and 1 guess Wfj
call do as much. "
In South Omaha , at noon , 4,000 em- e
ployes of the tour packing houses in -t
South Omaha , Armour's , Cudnhy's , ,
Swift'/ fl and the Omaha , laid down
their tools , Quit work and went on
This action was the result of an
order received by Stephen Vail , second -
and vice president , from Michael Don-
nelly , president ( uf the Amalgamated
Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen's
Association of North America.
HIGH HONOR FOR AN AMERICAN.
Secretary Hay Will Be Given Grand
Cross of Legion of H.onor.
AUlS-1'he most Important announcement .
nouncement of the forthcoming list of
decorations following the French na-
tional holiday wlll be that at President , _ (
Loubet conferring the grand cross at
the Legion of Honor upon Secretary
The grand cross Is the hlgest grade
and Is gl\'on only to personages the
government desires to signally honor.
An oflicial said It was evidence of
Foreign Minister Delcasse's high re-
gard for Mr. Hay conduct or foreign
affairs during the last five years. This
has constantly strengthened Franco-
American relations , the latest being
American recognition of French para-
mount authority In Morocco under the
Franco-British auangement. _ '
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