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OREGON MIST. vol. xxr. " " : ST. IIELENS, (Ml KG ON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 1904. NO. 35. WEEK'S DOINGS Newsy Items Gathered from All Ports of the world. Or INTEREST TO OUR READERS General Review of Important Happen. pcniga Presented In Brief and Condensed form. The Japan licit ha mat a reverse oil Port Arthili . New York liiiUlian will Juln tlio piikirn' strike, 1 lie government hai abandoned (lie Harney valley, Ulegon, hrlgallon pro- jcet. General 8bael, in command at I'urt Anliur, la repotted to have committed luclde. Tlia IliilUli strainer Calchas, from Taeoma, wised by Kuatlane, liaa been lowed Into Vladivostok. Klhgly-lwo bodlee have been rerov rml limit ttir wreck ni Pueblo, Col')., ami inoia aia known to la loot. Famine condition at Port Arthur are lirromlnn aiallin ami hospital are crowded wlih alck ami wounded. Koraitan aia busy atienglhenlng tha iMi-ntra cj I I'urt Artlior fur tlia final atruggle, which they ara expecting al snyt ime. Muta tutnoia that I'ort Aitliur haa fallrn continue to arrive In 81. IVtei. biiig, Imt it la brllaved In Ilia Kueaian capital that Ilia Japanee are UII un able to raptura tlia ouiworka. German pepris condone Ilia (Inking ol tha steamer Tliea. An attempt waa made on lb Ufa l the pieaidml ul Uruguay. Kuropatkln' poalllon at Mao Yang haa truiig railroad defeneee, Tlic dcatroycr tinldeboioogh wlltaoon have another trial on the Hound. Parker ronllnua to add to their form and are confident of victory. No new forcal rearrvea ara to ha cia aiod In tha Weal until alter election. A railroad culllelon at Boxrman caiiHtd trie death of tieveling engi neer. French tioopa aia being hastily for- ardrd to Toii'iiln by tha Flench go aitllliehl. Hid on Oram! Honda rranrtathm land ar to ha Dial) puhlio and sent on to Washington. lack ol new from Tort Arthur for enteral daya la Interpreted at Ht. Pvteiahurg aa good newt. Thirty thonmind Chicago aturkyartl atiikrra paraded tha streets to music of Un.la ami headed hy a platoon ol police. Japan haa rent a at' org flmt of gun boat and torjmlo boata up the 1 lao rlvpi to beaul on the retreat ol the Hue mna to tlx' weal. Montana etorkmcn have ent a depu tation to Chicago to try and patch up pmc. Tha Ituwlan government baa given ordet that no mora merchant atramer lie sunk. Intormalon hat bean given the Inder al limpector of an Infraction of the law by the beef trual. Tha Japanese have taken advantage ol mountain pan to outmaneuver the Nuaalans east ol Liao Yang. The fall of Port Aithnr and the anr render ol General Kmopatkln ara pre tliclel to occur on tha aame day. Allen B Paiker, Democratic nomi nee lot president, haa realgned Irom the bench ol tba New Yore court of appeale. The Chlneae general, Ma. niy cut off retreat of Kuiopatkin If ha Irlia escape the Japanese by going thiough Mongolia. Two Huaalan cruiser from tba Baltic are chiming a eteamel which h it Eng land lor Canada, carrying ammunition loi Yokohama hy way ol tha Canadian 1'acitic railway. Germany haa a Heat near Cbefoo. F.xGovcrnor Jamea T. Lewis, ol Wisconsin, la dead. Port Arthur la preparing for a final land against tha Japaneaa. While the battle waa raging July 31 the thermometer waa np to 102 digreea near llalcheng. The old Cirimea hotel at Beaalde baa burned. It waa one of the oldeat build Inga at the coait. The Japaneaa army attacking (ieneral Kuropatkln la climated at 200,000. A laat train on tha FrUcoayatem waa derailed In Indian Territory and a num bm ol peiaoita Injured. While trying to coma aabora from a atiandcd yacht number of peraona were drowned In Nova Bcotla. The government la awaiting f miliar nowa ol the anlaure of part of tha Ara bia'e cargo liofore taking action. The Japaneaa aia auppoaed to be de layed in the puranll ol the Huaalana by a lack of ammunition, which la being hurried to the front. No word baa been received from (Ion erala Btftkolliorg or Zaroubaloff for aev eral daya ami It may be that Genera Nodiu baa cat them off Irom Oeneral Kuropatkln. The London Tlmea doclarea the (Ink ing of merchantmen piracy. The aaaaaaln of Von Plehve haa bean Identllled aa a atudont at Khaikoff unl veralty. lie baa died of hla Injuriea. Inaurance laUa have iccreaaed amce the return to Vladlvoatok of tha Una lati raiding acjuadron. AMtRICAN ( ONSULATt STONED. Troops felled Out to Protect Charge anuircs al Uogolj, Panama. Aug. tO.-No Information nan iiern rii elveil at tlia American h-ya tlon here Irom Itouola n.ui.r.11.,. porta circulated in tl, ;uiu,i ,,, i aam hi nave neeii aunt Irom Pana ma that an ontluvak occurred at llngota Friday laat v. hen the American con aulaln waa atoned bv a im,!i ami irru.... called out to pioti-ct Allx-n U. Hnyder, the charge d'affalrea. T'lie Amclii'iin litlnl.l..r 1u.1I..ua the coiiaiilatt waa atoned and allegiMl it aaa me a t ol Irreapoiitihle peraour, cauaed hy the fi-eliiigaaainat Ilia Unik-d Htaka, which ohtaina in Colomlila. Waahlngton. Aug. lO.Althouah the 'Hie ilepartinent liaa not lecelved any iulormation ol the reported atoning of the Aiueiicaii legation at llogota, yet the olllclala luanil jat a live Intercut in everything pertaining to the matter. ery recent advlcea-liom Colomlila In- dlcated a peecelol condition ol affaire, with the eiceptlon ol poralble political coniplicationa glowing out ol Uenetal Keyea' preaidentlal candlilacy. i'reaumalily the feeling ol il Iimi tit- la. I Inn that followed (ieueial Iteyea' failure to obtain any money (ruu the I'nltod Hlalea In payment ol Panama till exlaia In CohnnMa, and thii may have given riae to unfriendly demon- etiationa agalnat the A met. can lepra aentallvea at lttiola, if thia haa nc curied. Mill the confident heliel heie ia that (ieneral Heyea will iiroiniity deal with any trouble that might occtn ami lima evoid rompliiatiuna with thia govern men t. Tha charge d'affalia ia a Wcat Vir ginia appointee and a brwmpapti work el by piofettlon. PU'NOC IN 1RCCK. tnfllnc and rive Coaihcs Wrecked In Colorado. Pueblo, Colo., Aug. 10. Train No. 11, tlie Mitaiuri Pacific liver, rraahed through a brige over an arroya, on I'ry rieek, near Kden, on the lenver & Itio li ramie railroad, a Unit eight mi Ira Irom Pueblo at o'clia k thia morning. The accident waa canned by the heavy raina which wrecked the bridge. The extent of the injuriea to the paa aengera haa nt Ixen rei-eived here, but it la rumored that eome latalitiea re tailed. it la ettlmaUd that of the 125 paa aengera on board the lll-latel train, be tween 10 and 100 loat theli live,, eith er hy the aatera ol the raging torrent, or Iwneath the wreckage. l'Min the new a reaching Pueblo a aecia! train, b-aring all the available tiirgeoiia and the Kio (iracde and Mia- louri Pacific olllciala, left lor the acene. About 11 o'clock a eecend train, carry ing atretchera, cidlina and a Dumber ol olllciala, waa ecnt out Irom the union elation. About I '.4ft o'clock the rellel train returntHl to the city bringing thoae who eeraped with their livea, numliericg 17, all ao far aa now known who have not fallen vlctima of the Uiaaatvi. ruND.s tor riGiiT. Chit ago I'nlonsi to 6e Asue.ised for Mrlhlno Meat Patkers. i. i. iu ID All the labor uniona In Chicago have lndored the atwkyarda atrike. After llatenlng to the atiikera' tide of the tontroveray, .t.i..i. mm nt. wt to them hv Mich ael J. IVmiielly, preai.lent of the atrik ing llutchera' union, the Cliicago Pad nation of Ubor, which la compoeed of ... i -i i.. eveiy lahor orgamiaiion in v.nua"""" haa a menibeiahip of neatly 300,000. adopted reaolntiona tonight pleilging the moiai ana nnanciai eupiMMi u, m' linlerated lHiy aa long aa u .... conttniiea. ... K.a. h memlwr of the central inxiy ...mi t... ......u..l .mall torn ier week. will 1 n.--"- - ' : and the whole amount will le turned tinionii to lu'lp in tha etippnrt of the atrikera ami their famllica during mo airuggie mm packeia. The exact amount each mcmlKT ia to le aaaeated waa left In the hande of a committee, with ordera to report reaulls tomorrow. While the olliciale of the reileration ltl tnniiflit to llive an exact cetimale of the amount of money they would ercure fioui thia aonrce. It waa ataUtl that the total aum would be well up 111 tlieinoueaima week. Vessels Will Carry Coal. Conatantinopie, i --- baa practically accepted the verbal notification made Saturday by the K.ia-namba-aador M WhJ . d to nipelKillig paaannf -hv aoine vefiede of the volunteer fleet laden with l. Thia notification waa .ccompanied by ' vcaaela wouut preierve v. - - the merchuntmen throughout the voy go. To avoid dilllculty. it al.o In eluded a lextual leprod.utlon of the Kuaaian.hH-h.rationlnth.ollcIal note addreaaed to tha IMHaian eniUaay. Lose at Port Arlhur. . ..... i,, 10. A tele gram from Cbefoo, dated AK" 7. ?ya that, according to Chlneae Infor J . i..ii . lomiht on ma ton, a nerce imiv.w r.hml aide of Po.t Arthur Augnat 6. The Japaneae a.e reported to have been reputed with great h.aa, ho killed lone being eatiniatcd at 10,000. '"e ,he Ituaaiana' h about 1,000. The klegram aaya Lieutenant Genera peiaonally in command ol tho truopa. Advancing on Mukden. Mao Yang, Aug. 10.-The Japaneae ar i advancing on Mukden and It ia pohaWethat. """""j'K llllbe made on Mukden and IJao Yang, In which cuae a deoialva bailie ) aaaured. P0RESTS BURN Great Damage Throughout Montana by Tire. IDAHO TIMBER SIXERS ALSO Homes of Settlers Destroyed and and Many People Have Narrow Escapes With Their Lives. ltulte, Mont., Aug. 8 A Kaliapell apecial to the Miner aaya: Foreat Area aie atill raging with unabated fury in the timber landa of thia county and from all reporta received thua lai, the damage will run into tha thouaanda ol dollaif . 8malt holder, of timber landa are the chief eufferent. They are not only loeing their timber but their cab- ina and home bulldinga at well aa their atock of provlaiooa, hay and grain are being rapidly conaumed. Their condi tion in many inatancea will be deplora ble. Tha lire, are not only confined to the foreata tiirrounding thia city, but the lineal lumber aectiona In Northern Montana are differing. The thickly- wooded aectiona about Hterling, Atlanta and Piaher river ara binning, aa well aa the timber weat of I.ihby and be tween Troy and ltonne re Kerry, Idaho. About half a doxen frame build nga or) the outakirta ol White Kieb have been burned. Kevcral buildinga be longing to a rancher named Hoffman near by alan have been deetroyed. Tha aawmill of Baker Broa., waa burned. The ieople living in the timbered aec tiona are all fighting the fire, but are alinoat powerleaa to check ila advance. Much bay between White riah and Columbia fall, baa been burned, aa well aa all meadow land in .the aection where the Urea are raging. lire raging in North Pork of Hat- head river country are doing much damage to the timbei in the Flathead foreat reec nation, and people returning from that aection report that the die lance aiound the firea at that point at preaent rxneda 16 milea. A White riah report aaya tbe timber ia on fire on both aidea of the county wagon Mad and it waa with difficulty a counei waa aide to urge hie horaee through, having a narrow escape from the fiie. The roada are now aaid to be utterly Impaaaaiile. The fire at Helton waa extinguished thia week after it had done gieat dam age to the timber, but at Coiain and in that vicinity it ia atill eating ita way through the heavy loieata. A (orvat die In the Craxy mountaina, 30 milea north of Dig Timber baa done contiderable damage In the laat few daya. Tbe fire alarted Holiday and haa gradually increaeed until it haa burned over a large it retch of heavily wooded country. Among the timber burned ia me of tbe moat valuable in that liatrirt. MONTANA NCCDS MOISTURE. Unless Rain Soon Comes, Loss of Stock Will Be Great. Hutte, Mont., Aug. 8. Advicee re ceived lioni throughout the etate the paat week depict a eericua etate ol affaira on tbe big rangea in Kaaternand Northern Montana, and unleaa heavy rain ia aoon furthcoming considerable loet ol atock will enaue. The Northern Montana rangea in many localities re- eeinble a deeert, former watering holee and rprlnga being dry and patched. Many of the range have had to be abandoned and the atock driven long dlatancea for water. So bad have the condition become that the atate hu mane olllcere have interfered and com pelled atockmeu to drive herd Into lo calities far removed, where aome graea and water atill remain, though even then the aupply ia ecanty. Stock ehiniiienta have been aimoet entirely euapended aa a reault of the atrike of the packing house employe, and the thousand of head of rattle roaming the plaina whicb could other wise have been shipped East make the problem of caring for the animal one of extreme seriousness. vtnlle the Kaalern Montana range atill bear con siderable gra?, those in the Northern aection of the etate are in many In atancea almost devoid of feed. Montana's Mineral Production. li,iit. Mont.. Aug. 8. The repoit of Aesayer B. 11. Tatem, at Helena, shows that the leceipts oi uie uuiveu u,.i. iuv ntllce in Montana for the month of July. 1904, were $184,453.24 from Montana, as compared wuu aiiio K4 82 fur Julv. last vrar. The grand total of receipts from all sources ies $221,403.66, againat $216,152.08 foi a year ago. The biggest increase in vAnullitH WAS reuorted from Fergus county, the leceipts from that quarter being $92,664, showing an increase ol 3,883. Hope Incident Is Ended. a. nAal.,irfl Amy. 8. The X tl- nouncement in the dispatcher ol the Associated Preas from Vladivoatok.that ......,.,. imbla will lie released. HID OHm. - ----- and that only a portion of her cargo consigned to Japanese polls w'lll be held, win. " s ueiievou, . i..i. mlir aa tha United Statea is concerned, as the United States asked nothing more man promt-v action lor the immediate release of the ship. rorest rire.s In Montana. n.... Mm,!.. Aim. 8. Tbe Miner advices from Missoula state that infor mation ha been receved there that two big foreat fires are raging In the vicini ty ol Heron and Vermillion, on Cherry creek, one of the most thickly wooded aectiona in MIbbouU county. - . - .... , 11 i TO AVOID DELAY. Philippine Army Supplies May All Co by Transports. Waahlngton, Aug. 9. The war de partruent la conaldering the advisabili ty of shipping all supplies for the Phil ippine by army transports, until the hostilities between Japan and Kuasla are concluded. Commissary (ieneral Weeton, In a letter to the ancretary ol war, call attention to the possibilities ol delay on shipments made on com mercial si earners and strongly urges that all shljraient be made by trans ports until the danger of seizure is over. Contrary to previous reporta, it Is learned that the British steamer Ar dova, seized in the Ked aea and subse quently released, carried United Btates army supplies, but that ia the only in stance ao far in which the Itnseians have interfered with the supplies of this government. Under the new law all army tuppliea must oe carried by American bottoms, so the only Pacific linea affected, if the department adopts Cieneral Weston's recommenda tions, will be the Boston steamship company and the Pacific Mail. Cieneral Weston a recommendation has been referred to the quartermaster general for his opinion. Hi recom mendation will probably be carried out. While tha department doea not fear that any of its supplies will be confiscated by the ltusaians, it ia not leaired that there should be delay in the delivery of these supplies, many ol which are aent on short notice, or to fill emergency oiders, and might, if sent by commercial ateamers, have to go along with the contraband goods. PRODUCTION Or PETROLEUM. Oeologlcal Survey Gives figures for Last Year. Washington, Aug. 9. The United States geological survey haa issued re port on the production in the United states during the year 1903 of petrol eum, aspbaltum and bituminous rock and copper. The petroleum production waa 100,- 641.337 barrel, valued at $94,694,050, againat 88,766,916 barrels, valued at $71,178,910, In 1902. ProJuction in California increased more than 10,000,000 barrels, while the Texas production decreased more than 1,000.000 banels. The production of aspbaltum and bituminous rock was 101,256 tons, valued at $ 1,005, 46. This waa a smaller anrount by more than 4,000 tons in quantity than the previous year, but ita value waa 81 per cent greater. Of the total production, 46,- 178 tons, valued at $522,164, waa from California. ASK DIG SPACE. Can Mil foreign Building at Lewis and Clark lalr. St. Louis, Aug. 9. The determina tion of the Japanese to foster American friendship and introduce themelvea thoroughly to the people of this coun try haa again been striatngly illustrat ed by the commissioners from Japan to the St. Louis exposition, who, it is stated by Colonel Henry E. Poech, tbe St. Louis rcpresentitive of tbe Lewi and Clark centennial at Portland next year, have asked for the entire floor apace of the foreign building at tbe ex position of 1905. When it was explained that nearly all of the foreign countries now partici pating in St. Louis have promised to send part of their exhibits to the Pa cific coast next year, and that all the exhibits from foreign countries will be housed under one roof, the nature of the request made by the Japanese com missioners may be better understood. Although Colonel Doerh, as director of tbe exhibits at Portland, was forced to tell the commissioners that he could not grant them all the space in the building, he states that he w ill prob ably erect a special Japanese pavlllion for them. Thia has never been broach ed at tbe meetings of the exposition managers, but Colonel Doach says that from present indications it will have to be done. "I waa very much surprised," he said, "at the iqeuest of the commis sioners here, and told, them that they could not use all that space, but they replied ao earnestly that they could that I was forced to consider the pro posal seriously." Decision Sent to United States. St. Petersburg, Aug. 9. Kuasla has communicated to the United States tbe decision of the Vladivostok prise court, August 4, in the case of the Portland A Asiatic line steamer Arabia, captured by the cruiser Gromoboi, of iU Vladivostok aniiadrnn. Julv 22. confiscating such part of the cargo aa 1 . . Tk. was consignea 10 japan purm, iiw foreign ofllce is carefully considering the objections raised abroad in regard in Unaaia's list of contraband, but no decision has been readied. Claimed as Lawful Prize. Vladivostok, Aug. 9. The priae i.oa ..liiit1rul tha sunken ateamei Knight Commander and ita cargo a lawful priae. me inai oi tnecane anu ..., I ml inn nf hn atfamai'a oa- pei a, etc., established the lact that the cargo, consisting principally of railway n.oiAt-ial. waa eniialirned thromrh a Jap anese port to Chemulpo, leading fairly . . . .... i. j i i to the lnieience inai n warn uemgucu for use on the military lailway under constiuctlon uomseoui to me laiu. Monster Coal Combine. Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 9. The Post to day prints a story that a new $2C,000, 000 coal combine composed of 28 inde Mnilunl comnnniea ia in Drocesa of for mation. The principal objecta of the new combine, It is earn, are to main tain prices. GIRL IS HANGED Charged With Treason Against Russian Government. ONLY dGHTEEN YEARS OP AGE Said to Have Placed Seditious Pamphlets In Supplies Sent to Soldiers at the lront. . London, Aug. 6. According to the 8t. Peteisbnrg correspondent of the Daily Telegraph tbe youngeat daughtel of Professor Mersheyeffesky, the well knewn Kusaian educator, baa just been banged in the fortress at Scblnaselburg for high treason. Every effort has been made by the Kusaian authorities to keep the matter from the public Be cause of tbe outbuist of indignation which followed the banging of another young student for an alleged attempt on the life of the caar aome months ago. Tbe correspondent slates, however, that it has been learned that the girl, while assisting the empress some weeks ago to pack a quantity of sup plies for the troops at tbe front, chiefly reading matter and delicacies, amug gled into the packages a number of seditious pamphlet which were not discovered until aome of them had got into the hands of the soldiers. When accused the young woman ia aaid to have admitted ber guilt and to have declared that she gloried in tbe deed. Klie waa court martialed, found guilty of treason and promptly hanged. No announcement of tbe punishment baa not been made in the Oflicia? Jour nal, and now none la expected to be. Tbe young woman waa but 18 years old, and the government is conden ned lor its action, aa it is believed that she wss but the tool of older conspirator. ice cut orr. Presh Meat Will 5c Scarce in Chi cago as a Result. Chicago, Aug. 6. The threatened spiead of the atockarda atrike to out side industries came tonight, when an order was issued by the Teamsters' un ion foridding driven of ice wagona to make any deliveries to retail botchers, who, since the packing house teamstera went on strike, have been handling meat from tbe packing house in their own wagona. As the refrigerators in most markets do not bold enough ice to last longei than 48 hours, the order to cut off the supply of ice, if it can be forced, means tbat many persons in Chicago will be compelled to forego fresh meat. Offi cers of the teamstera' union have ap pointed pickets to watch retail markets all over Chicago with Instructions to aee that the boycott is carried out. Outaide of tbe decision of the strik ing unions to extend tbe atrike to the ice men there waa little change from yesterday in the situation at the atock yarda. With their new employee and those tbat have deserted tbe nnions tbe packers managed to dispose of f ul ly 60 per cent as much work as ia carried on under normal conditions. SURROUNDED ON THREE SIDES. Kuropatkln Must Move West or Surrender. Niu Chwang, Aug. 5. The report that Haicheng haa fallen ia premature. The Kusaian t loops have only been driven back to their inner intrench menta, which they now occupy with o.er 76,000 men. A detachment of 2,000 Japanese, with large snpply trains, is leaving here for Haicheng, where the greatest battle of tbe war ia expected to open tomorrow. General Kuroki, with 100,000 men, is now behind the Russian forces; Gen eral Okn, with an army of 60,000 men, is on their front, while flanking them on the left i General Nodxu, with his division of 50,000 men. If General Kuropatkln ia defeated In this battle, he must either move west ward or surrender. The foreign military attachae are with tbe second army on the way foi the front to witness the battle. The Kusaian troops at Port Arthur have been driven back to the last line of their defenses. Tne Japanese at tacking force has 350 gun in action. Alaska Boundary Survey. Vancouver, Aug. 6. For the purpose of inspecting the work ol tbe survey parties engaged in establishing the boundary line between Canada and Alaska, the two boundary commission ars representing Canada and the United States aie here en route to tbe north 0. H. Tittamann, superintendent of the United States ceast and geodetic survey, is the American commissioner; Canada's interests are in the bands of Professor W. F. King, chief astronomer of Canada. These two commissioners will remain in the North two months. Gunboat Is Blown Up. London, Aug. 6. Tbe Daily Mall this morning has the following from Nni Chwang, under date of August 3 The KuBBian gunboat Si vouch (which has been in the Liao river since the be ginning of tbe war (has been deserted and blown up near Bancha, and the crew, with the vessel' guns, have started (or Liao Yang. The Japanese gunboats went on Monday to teconnoit er the position of the Sivouch and were fired on. Driven Back by Warships. Toklo, Aug. 5. Twelve torpedo des troyers, tour torpedo boat destroyers and some gunboats emerged from the harbor at Port Arthur on the night of August 1, but were driven back again by the Japanese warships on guard out side. ' HAWAII NOT A DRAG. United States Treasury Enriched at Minor Outlay. Sacramento, Cat., Aog. 6. In an in terview today, Governor G. C. Carter, of tbe Hawaiian island, aaid to a rep resentative of the Bee: "The annexation of tbe islanda to the United State haa not been a com mercial tucceas, ao far aa the islands are concerned. Since we have been United States territory w have not made great progress. One reason for thia ia because the laws by which we are governed ara not suited to the country. For Instance, we have to obey the United Btates law and cannot rent government land for a period of more than five year at a time. As it take from two to four years to raise a crop in our climate, we cannot find anybody that will rent land for such a shoit period aa five years. Thus we are deprived of a big income from gov ernment land. 'Since we have been annexed con gress baa never dredged our harbor. It is filling np and tbua preventa tbe landing of the 'argest vessels. 4a a result of this onr traffic is falling oil. We have dredged the harbor at our ex pense since we have been annexed, but unless it is dredged again we will lose much of our trade. 'Annexation haa cnt off all of onr internal revenue. On the othei band, from Uncle Sam's point cf view, an nexation haa been a decided success. Over $4,250,000 haa been paid into tbe United States treasury from tbe is landa. Tbe wtole cost of annexation waa only $4,000,000." riLL ALL ORDERS. Chicago Packers Say Plants are Doing Well. Chicago, Ang. 6. In .a statement given out tonight by tbe packeia, the report tbat negotiations are in progress to bring about another conference be tween the packers and tbe labor lead- era ia declared to be unfounded. The packera assert that there ia not the slightest poeaibility of farther confer ences with tbe strikers. According to this statement, the pro gress making at tbe planta ia satisfac tory to all tbe packera; more men are employed daily; all contracts and cur rent orders are filled and there ia a normal aupply of beef, mutton and provisions at all planta in the United States, while tales are made at lower pricea than before tbe strike began. In a table accompanying tbe state ment it it shown that the total number of men at work tonight at all points ia more than 29,000. With this number of men at work tbe packers say they shipped 831 carloada of fresh meats from all points yesterday. Beyond trying to enforce tbe order forbiddng the delivery of ice to retail er who have been hauling meat from the stockyards themselves since tbe teamstera' strike, the strikers did little today. Up to date tht ice supply of 100 retail markets has been cut off. rooDSTurrs not contraband. United States Will Not Recede from Position Once Taken. Washington, Aug. 6. Tbe state de partment is in telegraphic communica tion with its agencies abroad respecting the Russian seizures and destruction of American goods, but it is not yet ready to define precisely Ita position aa to the whole subject of seizures. These ex changee are not confined to St. Peters burg and Washington, bnt are in tended to develop the purcoeea of the governments cf other nations, and par ticularly of Great Britain and Ger many, whose shipping haa suffered moie than that of any other. It is said here that the precedents already established in the Spanish and Boer wars, aa well aa in the operation in China during the black flag uprising, have worked so satisfactorily and have received such universal approval that under no circumstances will America now recede from the doctrine tbat food stuffs not directly intended for the use of a belligerant army or navy cannot be regarded as contraband. No Second Trial of Ohio. Ban Francisco, Aug. 6. The bat tleship Ohio will not be given another tilal. Engineer Robert Foisythe, who bad charge of the machinery of the Ohio, Btates that the machinery work ed without a hitch, and that tbe fail ure to make the required speed was due solely to the tidal conditions. The horsepower developed was over 2,000, more than the contract called foi. The etakeboats Fortune, Preble, Paul Jones and Undilla teturned today from the south, but the Annapolis will not ar rive here until tomorrow. Lend Money In New York. New York, Aug. 6. The republio ol Panama haa made another big loan on real estate in this city. Aloan of $900, 000 at per cent was made by the epresentativea of the republic on a large Brodaway building. The sum is part of the $10,000,000 which tbe ran ama republio received from the United States for the Isthmian canal conces sion, and its representatiea have al ready loaned out on mortgage nearly $1,600,000 on real estate in this city. Payment on Cuban Loan. Havana, Aug. 6. Manuel Despaigne, fiscal agent for the Cuban government, In a cable dispatch from New York to day aaya that Speyer A Co. have paid him $10,000,000 of the $36,000,000 Cuban loan. PULL RETREAT The Russian Army te Hurry ing to Harbin. JAPANESE ARE VERY ACTIVE Empty Cars Being Rushed South Liao Yang Troops to Be Re. moved as fast as Possible. Tokio, Aug. 3. After two daya' fighting, General Knroki baa defeated the Russian forces in two separate ac tions fought at Yoshulikzu and tbe Yangee Pass. St. Petersburg, Aug. 3. A report from an apparently reliable source late laat nigbt waa to tbe effect tbat General Knropatkin'a main force had been rap idly moving north for several daya. According to thia report no troop proceeding to tbe front from Russia had gone past Harbin in tbe past three daya. They will be detained there and every available piece of rolling stock will be rushed south empty for the re moving of troops to Liao Yang and other points to tbe northward. leaving a skeleton force to contest tbe Japan ese advance on vital positions. If it ia true, aa pointed out in the foregoirg, it ieavea the Russian forces in an exceeding serious position. Lacking definite information, and if the Russian information baa not been broken by tbe capture of Simoucheng, the anthoritiea here say that if Kuro patkln accepts a general engagement, they believe it will occur near Anscban shan, half way between Haicbeng and Liao Yang, in which case the Haicheng force will fall back on the Simoncbeog force nnder General Mitachensko, on the northward road to Yanzalin, which ia already fortified, with a view to such a contingency. - Yanzalin would then become the advanced position for Anschantschan, the natural strength of which is shown by the fact that it waa the only posi tion the Chinese successfully defended against the Japanese. It ia possible that if Simoucheng is evacuated it may be in pursuance of the above plan and it ia also possible in this case that General Stakelbeig may get away north, but in any case bia retreat with Geneial Oku hanging to hie rear must be a difficult operation, even with the railway to help him. KUROPATMN'S ARMY CRIPPLED. Losses Have Been Heavy During the Past Tew Days. Tokio, Aug. 3. It is reported at tbe war office tbat the reault of the fight ing which haa been in progress in the vicinity of Haicheng since last Wednes day will be a aweeping victory. While a number of official communicationa from tbe commanding officers bav been received, their contents are care fully guarded for the present. It ia believed, however that tbe re lief columns have been divided by a successful outflanking movement on the part of General Kuroki's army, which turned the Russian flank. Thia move ment ia believed to have resulted in the isolation of Lientenant General Stakelberg's divisions and they are now believed to be practically surrounded by the victorious Japanese. General Kuropatkln is understood to be endeavoring to withdraw the rem nants of bis scattered army toward Mukden and Japanese officers, who should know exactly what the condit ions are in Manchuria, declare that both Liao Yang and Mukden must fall wihin a very shoit time. Tho Russians' losses within tbe past five days have been such as effectively weaken General Knropatkin'a army so that the Japanese combined forooa are now much more than a match for the crippled Russians opposed to them. At last accounts tierce fighting was (tin in progress with everything pointing to ultimate and complete Japanese suc cess. Search to Proceed. St. Petersburg Aug. 3. The govern ment has issued an official announce ment of tbe release of the steamer Ma lacca, which was seized in the Red sea by the Russian volunteer fleet cruisers. It states that tbe liberation of the ves sels waa due to the declaration by the Britieb government that the cargo waa the property of the state, but says it must not be deducted from this fact that the impel ial government abandons ita intention of sending out isolated cruisers aa well aa warships generally to search tor contraband ol war. Give Up at Kansas City. Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 3. Today's ' developments in the packer' strike were serious from the standpoint of the strikers, aa hundreds of their num ber returned to work, many of them be ing skilled workmen. ' The serious break in the ranks of the strikers today aa caused by their growing , tired of waiting for strike benefit money prom ised from Chicago and because they could not afford to remain idle for a . longer time without pay. . Arabia's Trial In Progress. St. Petersburg, Aug. S. Tbe Asso ciated Press Is informed at tbe foreign office tbat the trial of the Arabia ia now progressing at Vladivostok and that it will have to be completed be fore the question of her release can be determined upon.