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PRICE TWO CENTS.
SEIZURE OF MAIL
Bays Carrying Off of the Mail
Was Beyond Russia's
SLAV WARSHIP PASSES
THRU THE BOSPORUS
London Papers Urge Action by
BritainAnother Vessel Is
Berlin, July 18.The German gov
ernment has taken a stand in regard
to Russia's seizuer of the mails of the
North German Lloyd steamer Prinz
Heinrich, which arrived at Aden, July
16, from Hamburg and Southampton
for Yokohama, and has entered a pro
test against the carrying off of the
mails and asked for a disavowal of the
Smolensk's action and the return of
the captured mail sacks.
The German government, the for
eign office says, recognizes the right
to search mails when on board the
vessel itself, but claims the Smolensk
had no right to take off mails in bulk
from the vessel.
The further argument is advanced
that the right of search can only be
exercised by a warship, whereas the
Smolensk traversed the Dardanelles
only recently flying the Russian com
mercial flag, not assuming the char
acter of a Avarshij).
The German government has not
taken a positive stand on this last
point, but leaves the question for fu
ture discussion and settlement. No
answer has yet been received from
Diplomatic circles believe Russia
"Will speedily disavow the seizure,
since a refusal to do so will certainly
raise the question of the status of the
Smolenski. Discussion among the for
eign diplomats show there is a belief
that the raising of this question will
be extremely awkward for Russia. In
determining the status there are only
two alternativesshe is either a war
rior or a pirate.
ANOTHER STEAMER DETAINED
British Vessel Persia
WARSHIP THRU BOSPORUS
XiOndon Papers Comment on Danger
London, July 18.The Constanti
nople correspondent of the Standard,
in a dispatch dated July 17, says:
"The Russian guardship Cherno
moretz passed thru the Bosporus from
the Black sea this morning."
The Chernomoretz is a gun vessel
belonging to the Black sea fleet, and
she carries two eight-inch guns. She
is equipped "with two torpedo tubes
and carries a crew of 160.
Almost without exception the news
papers this morning comment upon
the Russian volunteer fleet steamers
passing the Dardanelles, and the gov
ernment is urged to take action,
especially for the protection of British
commerce In the Red sea and neigh
The Daily Telegraph, concluding an
outspoken protest, written with traces
of government inspiration, says
"There is a Umit to complaisance
when neutral commerce under the
British flag is molested in a way to
which we have been for a century and
a half unused."
The Standard's Tokio correspond
ent, cabling under date of July 17,
says the Jiji Shimpo, in an editorial,
expresses the hope that Great Britain
will see that Turkey lends Russia no
assistance by allowing steamers of the
volunteer fleet to pass the Darda
nelles. The Jiji Shimpo declares that
Great Britain is bound under the
terms of the Anglo-Japanese alliance
to preven such assistance being given.
Seized by Russians.
A dispatch from Aden to the Daily
Mail says that the captain of the Brit
ish mail steamer Wai Para reports
that the Russian volunteer fleet
pteamer St. Petersburg signaled him
to stop by firing across the bows of
his vessel on July 15, while twenty
miles off Jebel Zuguar, in the Red
Bea. The Russians examined the pa
pers of the "Wai Para, and declared
that they would hold the ship as a
The captain protested and was taken
on board the St. Petersburg, where he
gave the Russian officers a guarantee
that there were neither arms nor am*
munition on board the Wai Para des
tined for Japan.
BATLE AT MO-TIEN PASS
Russians Try to Retake It, But
Tokio, July 18, 2 p.m.General Ku
roki reports that two divisions of the
Russian army made a desperate as
sault on Ho-tien pass at dawn, July
17, but were repulsed. Casualties were
At 3 o'clock Sunday morning, a
heavy fog veiling their movements,
two divisions of Russians commanded
by Lieutenant General Keller made
an assault on the Japanese positions at
Mo-tien pass. General Kuroki adds
that the Russians assailed all the Ja p
anese positions at Mo-tlen pass and in
its vicinity deperately. The Japanese
resisted stubbornly, repulsed the Rus
sians and pursued them for a consid
erable distance westward. Kuroki in
his report praises the valor of his men.
PORT ARTH UR TO FALL AUG. 15
Date Set in Tokio-Jap Army Lands
in Pigeon Bay.
Hew York Sun Speoial Service.
London, July 18, Monday, 5 a.m.
The Tokio correspondent of the Lon
don Chronicle cables.
"The Russians have retired north
ward from Ta-tche-klao. It is be
lieved that the fall of Port Arthur
about Aug 15 is assured."
The Berlin correspondent of the
Morning Post telegraphs
"Herr "Von Binderkrieglstein, a Ger
man war correspondent who recently
was allowed to depart from Mukden,
where he has been arrested on sus-
Continued on Second Page.
Is Held By
Aden, Arabia, July 18.The Brit
ish steamer Persia was forcibly de
tained for an hour ir, the Red sea by
the volunteer fleet earner Smolensk,
which transferred to the Persia a por
tion of the Japanese mails seized on
the North German Lloyd steamer
Prinz Heinrich, July 5. The Smo
lensk confiscated two bags of the
Prinz Heinrich's mail destined for
ON TODAY'S MAP
Few, if Any, Places Were Warmer
Than Minneapolis Was
COOLER WEATHER IS
SOON DUE FROM WEST
High Point Today Was Reached
About NoonOne Fatal
CHICAGO IS SWEI/TEBING
Deaths and Heat Prostrations Mark
Record Days in Windy City.
Chicago, July 18.Today brought
no relief from the blistering heat. The
only hope held out was a prediction
of possible thunderstorms tonight or
tomorrow. Indications were that be
fore sundown the high record of yes
terday, 94 degrees, might be exceeded.
The first victim was a dock worker,
who became crazed by the heat and
suddenly plunged headlong into the
river at Clark street bridge. He died
soon after being rescued from the
The heat of yesterday scored three
deaths and twenty prostrations.
Four Stricken in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, July 18.The hot wave
still continues in this section without
sign of abatement. Four prostrations
were reported to the police in Mil
waukee today. Thermometers hover
between 90 and 95 degrees.
TORNADO WORKS HAYOC
AND PERFORMS FREAKS
New York Sun Special Service.
New York, July 18 Many strange
things were done by the Chappaqua
tornado Saturday afternoon. A pair
of trousers containing keys and money
was blown two miles, a piano was
torn apart and its keys were found
on the roof of a barn a mile away
a stove was blown out of a house and
landed on the top of a tree, a calf
was lifted in the air, carried a quar
ter of a mile and dropped in a pas
ture lot unhurt, telegraph and tele
phone wires were twisted together in
The cyclone destroyed six farm
houses, smashed five barns into kind
ling wood, killed an aged woman and
two horses and injured ten people.
Of the half score injured, all are now
expected to recover except two. They
are Mrs. Anna Washburn, whose
mother, Mary Hlbbs of Philadelphia,
was crushed to death in the ruins of
the Washburn home, and Charles
Dodge, who was caught under the
branches of a falling tree.
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6 am 71
8 am 77
10 am 82
12 night 77
2 am 75
4 am 77
6 am 77
8 am 76
10 am 83
By official thermometers the mer
cury stands higher in Minneapolis to
day than in any other city of the
Northwest. It is within two degrees
of the hottest point in the country,
which is at Washington, D. with a
temperature at 10 a. m. of 85 degrees.
At midnight the thermometer at
the weather bureau in Minneapolis
registered 77 degrees, which meant
that the merucry had only dropped
eight degrees from the highest
point of Sunday. There was little
sleep for any one during the stifling
night. When the people arose, unre
freshed, this morning, they found the
mercury beginning to climb still
higher. At 10 o'clock it was away up
in the eighties. However, the heavy
thunder shower of the morning cooled
the atmosphere, and at noon the tem
perature had dropped to 76 degrees.
It is predicted at the weather bureau
station that the cool wave from the
Rocky mountain district will reach
Minnesota tonight, and that there will
be a steady dropping of the quick
The criticism Is made on the streets
that the figures given out at the
weather bureau in the federal building
do not indicate the real street tem
perature. It is undeniable th at the
thermometers in offices and in the
streets register from Ave to ten de
grees higher than the official figures.
T. S. Outram, section director of the
weather bureau, said this morning that
the records kept by the department
register the actual temperature of the
air, free from radiation or reflection,
and at the same time the sun's rays
are reflected from the sides of the
buildings. Thus the figures by no
means tell what the people actually
suffer. There is a strong demand that
figures ascertained from thermome
ters placed nearer to earth be given
out also. To get any Idea of the ac
tual temperature five to ten degrees
must be added.
All lines of trade thru out the city
are feeling the heat. Dispensers of
liquid refreshments have been over
whelmed with thirsty customers. The
sodawater fountains have done more
business in the last three days than
in the previous three weeks. Hurry
calls were received all day yesterday
at the ice-cream factories, and, altho
they were working overtime, the or
ders could not all be filled.
Among the grocers and butchers
there is a different tale Milk and but
ter spoil quickly and all green grocer
ies have to be crowded into cold stor
age. There is little demand for en
ergy-producing foods, orders being
largely confined to watermelons and
So far there have been two heat
prostrations, one being fatal. Albert
Donaldson, a stranger in the city, was
overcome with the heat at Ninth street
and Thirty-first avenue S, and was
taken to the hospital at 5 p.m. Satur
day afternoon. He expired soon after
wards. Yesterday, early in the after
noon, an unknown man fell on the
street at the corner of Hennepin ave
nue and Third street. A call was sent
for the ambulance, but before it ar
rived he was put into a cab and hur
riedly driven away.
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FOLK HAS PLACE
IN HIS POCKET
St. Louis Lawyer Practically Cer
tain of Democratic Nomina
tion for Governor.
Jefferson City, Mo., July 18.The
day before the democratic state con
vention finds this city taxed to Its
utmost to accommodate the large
number of delegates and politicians
who expect to attend.
Circuit Attorney Joseph W. Folk of
St. Louis seems practically assuied of
the nomination for governor. Even
his most determined adversaries can
not at this time name a candidate
that would have much show of de
Notwithstanding Folk's seming
cinch there is every indication that
tne convention will prove the mos* In
teresting in Missouri's history. The
points upon which the interests op
posed to Folk will concentrace are
thf selection of the temporary and
permanent chairman and
namirg of candidates for secretary of
state and auditor. The Folic raon are
trying to force the selection of Con
giessman Vandiver, the manager of
Folk's campaign, as temporary cha'r
man. Th 3 has aroused the antagon
ism of the state machine and a bit
ter fight will probably result
There is a disposition on the part of
the machine to compromise, but the
Folk managers reply that if anyone
other than Vandiver is selected the
question of temporary chairman will
be taken before the convention.
There are several contests, princi
pally in the delegations from St. Louis
and St. Louis county, which may pos
sibly be carried to the floor of the
MEMORIAL TO HERZL.
New York, July 18.A memorial mass
meeting has been held by the Zionist
council of Greater New York at Carnegie
hall In honor of Theodore Herzl, the dead
leader of the Zionist movement. Presi
dent Friedenwald of the Federation of
American Zionists Secretary D. Haas
and other leaders in the movement spoke.
CANAL COMMISSION TO MEET.
Washington, July 18 Admiral Walker,
president of the Panama canal commis
sion, has called a meeting of the com
mission in this oity for next Saturday.
ON THE SAME PLATFORM, BUT
The Wonder is not so great when you come to examine the platform.
So Say Washington Advices
Wellman Satfs 'Twill Be
Special to The Journal.
Washington, July 18.-
Roosevelt and Chairman
are both confident that the state of
New York will not be carried by dem
ocratic electors on Nov. 8. They have
discussed the matter and conferred
with many prominent politicians
thruout the state and feel sure the
republicans will be able to retain con
Chairman Cortelyou returned last
night from conferences with the presi
dent at Oyster Bay and with leaders
of the party in New York. He ex
pects to announce his executive com
mittee, to manage the campaign, dur
ing the next ten days. Among those
definitely selected for membership are
rx-Governor William Murray Crane of
Massachusetts, Governor Franklin
Murphy of New Jersey and Harry S.
New of Indiana.
It was permitted to become known
after Mr. Cortelyou's arrival here that
he has been assured of abundant
funds with which to conduct a win
Walter Wellman's Views,
New York Sun Special Service.
Chicago, July 18.Walter Wellman
in a Washington special to the Rec
It is no secret here that President
Roosevelt, Chairman Cortelyou and
other managers of the republican
campaign realize that they have a
fight on their hands. They are not
neivous and they expect to win, but
they are alive to the fact that the con
ditions with which they are now con
fronted will require the hardest sort
of work on their part if the election
is not to be uncomfortably close.
To start with, the republican man
agers are having a good deal of dif
ficulty about raising campaign funds.
Months ago President Roosevelt
and his friends caused it to be made
known thru these dispatches that they
did not wish a large warchest this
Lllhu Root, then secretary of war
Continued on Second Page.
JAPANESE CENTER ATTACK ON TA-KU-SHAN
From all information at hand, it is apparent that Ta-ku-shan is the s'cene of the present attack on Port
Arthur. This hill, which is about six miles from the main fortress, practically commands the situation, and
its possession by the Japanese would enable them to bombard the inner fortifications at will.
POINTS TO MURDER
Plymouth Physician Believes That
Loomis' Wound Was In
flicted Before Death.
Kings Bridge, Devonshire, July 18.
The inquest today on the body of
F. Kent Loomis, which was found
Saturday morning at Warrne Point,
about fifteen miles from Plymouth,
resulted in the finding that the body
was that of Loomis, and that it was
found dead in Bigbury bay, there
being no evidence to show how he met
The court over which the county
coroner, Dr. Sidney Hacker, presided,
was somewhat delayed by the official
medical examination of the remains.
This was conducted by two local doc
tors, whose testimony was to the effect
that there was a contused wound be
low and belling the right ear, Indi
cated by the extravasation of blood in
the scalp and a rupture of the cov
ering of the brain. There was also a
general bruise, involving the scalp and
the integument of the brain on the
left side above the ear. Both Injuries,
in the doctors' opinion, were caused
The American consul at Plymouth,
Joseph G. Stephens, attended the pro
After the Jury had viewed the body
the first Witness, Thomas Snowdon, a
laborer, who discovered the remains
in the breakers, testified to the recov
ery of the corpse, as cabled to the
Associated Press, Saturday.
Government Will Inquire.
Washington, July 18.Said a high
official of the state department last
night: "We have made every prepara
tion for an investigation. Mr. Ellis,
who is now completing Mr. Loomis'
mission abroad by carrying the new
commercial treaty to Abyssinia, can
easily be found."
I Is said that, in view of the latest
developments In the case, Ellis will
be asked to submit another report of
his trip abroad with Loomis.
Secretary Loomis will not entertain
the idea, in public at least, that the
wound on his brother's head was In
The mayor finished his address by
telling of his conference with Gov
ernor Van Sant. He said the gov
ernor had said troops must be called
out if the situation got beyond the
mayor's control that he had told the
governor that he believed the strikers
would remain orderly.
Mayor's Convoy Turned Back.
Half an hour later, Mayor Lytle,
followed by a number of would-be
strike-breakers, tried to get thru the
"Keep your line," "keep your line,"
was the cry among the strikers.
"Follow me." was the call of the
mayor to his men. The line opened
to let the mayor pass, but his follow
ers were roughly hustled back. "Will
you let the newspaper men thru?"
called out one of the group of re
porters. "No, there Is no telling what
kind of a story you fellows would
write. W get the worst of It," was
the untrustlng reply of the chief
The strikers weTe quiet and order
ly, except where non-unionists try to
cross their lines. The police seem
afraid of effective activity or disin
clined to act. One striker was heard
to offer to bet $5 to $1 that any man
who wanted a job as a special police
officer could not get a star unless he
About 10 o'clock, occurred the sec
ond case of violence. Arthur Elliott,
one of the head men of the box fac
tory, tried to enter the plant with sev
eral other men. Rough handling and
the ejection of Elliott and his follow
ers resulted. In disorder, Annabelle
Anderson, one of the many girls
among the strikers, began to cry and
said Elliott had struck her arm and
stepped on her foot. Elliott later
apoligized to her, saying he had hurt
her unintentionally in pushing his way
thru the crowd. His apology was
taken with poor grace, and a warrant
was sworn out for his arrest. Mayor
Lytle refused to have the arrest made
without the warrant.
Xive Stock Comes In.
Manager J. S. Bangs of the Swift
plant told The Journal that be
tween three and four hundred men
are now housed in the plant, which
is operating every department as best
AND OOOLE TONIGHT TUESDAY, FAIR
12 PAGESFIVE O'CLOCK..^
MADE FOP TROOPS
Van Sant Hears Manager of Swift Plant and Decides
that Present Conditions at South St. Paul Don't
Warrant Military Interference*
Sheriff Grisim and Mayor Lytle Ihrow Up Their Hands
and Admit Their Inability to Handle the Sit-
uationTwo Brawls Today,
A formal request for state troops
at South St. Paul was presented to the
governor at noon today by J. S. Bangs,
manager of the Swift packing plant
at that place. The request was
Mr. Bangs was seconded by R. A.
Kirk, as spokesman for a delegation
of some thirty business men who were
After the conference the governor
gave it out that militia would be
called out only as a last resort, and
that in his judgment other means of
preserving order were not exhausted.
He did not believe that any acts of
the strikers up to date would justify
such an extreme step.
The governor remained at the capi
tal all afternoon, ready to issue a call
for troops whenever the sheriff and
mayor declared such a call necessary.
The conference speedily followed
the notification sent to the governor
by Sheriff Grisim and Mayor Lytle of
South St. Paul that they were' unable
to handle the strike situation.
There have been no clashes between
any large bodies of men on either
side, but the grim determination of
the strikers to keep strikebreakers
from entering the plant has evidently
convinced the local peace officers that
their efforts were useless.
The picket line was maintained
thruout the day, despite a communi
cation from strike headquarters at
Chicago instructing strikers to go to
their homes and keep in touch with
developments thru the union meetings.
Two Cases of Violence.
There were two minor clashes to
day, but nobody was seriously injured.
The first brawl was about 9 o'clock.
Frank Lavacot, a boss in the killing
department, who is now at work, ap
proached the pickets at the entrance.
"Come here, friend, I want to speak
to you a minute," called the chief
Lavacot did so. Ho words soon
passed between the two, and Lavacot
knocked the picket down. In a min
ute a dozen strikers had Lavacot down
and administered some severe punish
ment before he could be rescued by
the local police and George Williams,
president of the butchers' union.
Lytle Addresses Strikers.
Shortly after this Mayor Lytle called
the strikers together at the-entrance
to Swift & Co.'s plant and made a
"There are men here who want to
riot," he said. "One reporter has
asked me if I could not start some
trouble for him. I offered to appoint
his a special police, but he didn't ac
cept. So far hardly a blow has been
struck, and in one of the cases where
violence happened I believe the em
ployers wanted their men to strike the
first blow. None of you has so far
broken any lawB, but I want to de
clare here that from now on the first
man who does strike a blow will be
arrested. The law will be kept if I
have to swear in every man in town,
even to enlisting men from the strik
ers. I caution you all against violence
and against the damaging of property.
"Remember that South St. Paul
wouldn't be what it is today if it were
not for Swift & Co. They are the
largest taxpayers in town, and as
such certainly have rights which must
be preserved. Remember, too, that
this trouble didn't start here, but in
Chicago. IL is the fault of nobody
here. So I appeal to you all not to
use force in seeking to gain your de
mands. I implore you to confine your
self to moral suasion. You have no
right to prevent men from going to
and fro. Remember this is a free
country, and also bear in mind that if
200 non-union men should be allowed
to pass thru your lines with the plant
they cannot do the work of forty
skilled labor union men. I hope this
whole trouble will soon end, and the
sooner the better. Mr. Burns has
told me Swift & Co. will take all
skilled labor at the end of the strike,
but the company will use its own dis
cretion as to re-employing unskilled
It can. Some eight hundred men are
striking. This morning 1,800 hogs
and fifteen cars of cattle were un
loaded at the Swift plant yards with
out serious objection on the part of
the strikers. Live stock is today
bringing a slight advance in price.
All western traveling men for Swift
& Co. have been called in.
There seems little chance of Swift
& Co. securing non-union labor thru
aid of the South St. Paul police
without the strikers' consent. Mayor
Lytle is said to belong to the union,
and the statement is freely made
among the strikers that no man can
be sworn in as an officer unless he
has the union card.
Documents from the Union.
Circulars for general distribution
thruout the northwest are being sent
out today, which read as follows:
Don't scab the job on us, boys. We
are striking for living wages and fair
conditions. Keep away from South
St Paul. We are bound to win.
Won't you help your fellowmen? Go
harvesting but don't come to South
Butchers' Union, No. 865.
The following message to the
Butchers' union has been received
from strike headquarters in Chicago:
We can win if we stand by the
union, and if we obey the union rules
to molest no persons or property and
abide strictly by the laws of the coun
try. All men on strike should repair
to their own homes and attend union
meetings for all information. If you
follow the above Instructions you will
be of great assistance In helping to
win this strike Your organization
will not assist you if you get into
F. W. Tuchelt & Sons of St. Paul, this
morning sent an immense box of
roses to the girls among the strikers.
A big tent is to be erected this af
ternoon in which the union will serve
three meals a day to all strikers on
RIOTING pX CHICAGO
One Ma Shot in" Clash ot
Chicago*,July 18.A fresh effort
toward a settlement of the packing
house strike was made this afternoon
by Secretary C. L. Champ of the Sta
tionary Firemen's International union
and by President Joseph Morton of
the local body of the same orgonlza
tion. The two officials, after a con
ference with President Donnelly, pro*
ceeded to call on the packers.
Chicago, July 18.Rioting, in which,
one man was shot, another stabbed
and four negroes clubbed and badly
beaten, marked yesterday's close in
the stockyards strike.
Following is a list of the injuredr
William Durand, shot in jaw, condl^
James Kiley, watchman for Swarz-^
schild & Sulzeberger, stabbed over
heart and painfully injured.
Grant Baker, colored, beaten on
head and body with baseball bat.
William Riley, colored, beaten with
Sam Woods, colored, beaten and
kicked by crowd.
George Parker, colored, beaten
about head and body, locked up at
Thirty-fifth street police station, where^
he is being held as a witness.
The negroes were on their way to*
the yards when a crowd of strikers
and sympathizers who had been play
ing ball in a vacant lot, noticed them..
Cry of Scabs!"
Some raised the cry, "There goes
the scabs!" and immediately the
crowd of negroes were surrounded.
Bricks were thrown and baseball bats
were freely wielded. The black men
drew revolvers and shot at their as- i
go ilS-Tltfl William Durand fell with a bullet
wound In the jaw. The bone was frac
tured. The shot which wounded Dur
and was said to have been fired by
Grant Baker, and he was set upon by
the mob and beaten over the head
with a bat.
James Klley was on his way to work
as a watchman at the plant of Swarz
schlld & Sulzeberger and got mixed up
the affray. He was stabbed over'
the heart by a negro who Is said to
have been William Riley. Riley was
attacked and beaten into insensibility
by the crowd.
About a dozen shots were fired be-]
fore the police arrived on the scene,
having been called by a citizen who
saw the fight. By the time the police
arrived, the crowd had dispersed, the
only ones left being those who were
too severely Injured to get away.
Altho expressing faith in the strlk#
ers' ability to win In a test of endur
ance, the leaders were today still In aj
receptive mood. On returning from'
East St. Louis, President Donnelly de*,
clared he would hold no further con*
ference with the packers unless the
packers asked for it. g|^
He also said there would be no*
effort to call out the livestock hand
lers, for the reason that the strikers
were unwilling to cause the wide
spread suffering among the cattle now^j
in the pens that would follow, At
Packers Must Yield.
Continued on Second Page,
"This strike cannot be broken un-*1*^
less the packers come to proper
terms," said Donnelly. "They are
talking about the great business they
are doing. Why, they are not doing
2 per cent of the normal business
now, and I know for a fact that Ar
mour killed only sixteen hogs from,
the time the strike started until Sat
"In St. Louis, the one trust plant is
tied up tighter than a drum and the
independent packers are doing a rush
ing business, running both night and
day. We are sending them all the
union men they need in East St. Louis,1
"In Chicago the independent pack
ers and butchers are reaping the i
benefit. I intend to send big gangs'
of cattlebutchers tonight to inde-i