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No. 16,055. WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, _ALmUMT 9, 1904-'SIXTEEN PAGES.. TWO .CENTS.
Til ZVE1N STAL. PoL m te, i ! BDAY. l.s MsI, nb bi. MA l .oin awwam The Neeslag Star Newr eOginsuy. To lv.n 8rsrm psr= Ott "q. ?. L afl lAM. Puu.llita New TYA b. Tasl big. Gmsage OS: lriae Smig The Evening Star I. served to subeeribers in the city by carriers, on their own account, at 1o cents per week. or 44 cents per mouth. Copies at the counter. 2 cents eerb. By mail-anywhere in the U. P. or Canada-paostage prepaid-5o cents per mouth. Saturday star. 32 paa. r1 per year; with for eign posta added. gu. . EBatered at the Post OSee at Wasbingto. D. C.. as second-clas mail matter.) E7A11 mail subscriptions must be paid In advance. Rates of advertising made kaswae. applicatio. RENEW THEIR ATTACK Japanese Determined to Cap ture Port Arthur. STEADILY ADVANCING STRIVING TO OCCUPY THE RE MAINING OUTER POSITIONS. St. Petersburg Speculating Over the Probable Character of the Next Land Engagement. CHEFOO, August 9, 8 p.m.-From a Source hitherto reliable it is said there is good reason to believe that the Japanese are renewing their attack on the remain ing outer positions at Port Arthur. The officers of the German cruiser Fuerst Hismarck, lying at the outer edge of this harbor, express the opinion that the firing heard last night was an en counter between detachments of the bel ligerents' warships, approximately twen ty miles northwest of Chefoo. From the cruiser's advantageous posi tion the flashes preceding the detonations could be seen. However, three steamers which entered the harbor early this morning claim that they did not hear any firing. Two junks also reached Chefoo today, but they had no information of im portance. RUSSIANS WITHDRAW. laps Occupy Wolf Hill, a Port Arthur Defense. ST. PETERSBURG, August 9.-A dis patch received here from Lieutenant Gen eral Stoessel, commander of the Russian military forces at Port Arthur, confirms previous reports that the Japanese before Port Arthur are in possession of Wolf Hfll. The general.says that on July 3o the Russians withdrew from their positions on Wolf Hill before the numerical superiority of the Japanese. General Stoessel estimates the number of Japanese attacking Port Artlwr at Gen. Stoessel locates Yupilaza mountain as situated ten miles northeast of Port Ar thur, and says that the Japanese attack on that position was only a demonstration. the rea'. assault of the Japanese being m ide on the Russian positions on Wolf Hills, which, he points out. ar* only six miles northward and nearer . .e railroad st:ation. The general staff explains that this position consists of a long crest of hills. offering a great advantage owing to their proximity to the fortress. The staff is unable to ac count for the presence of five div;sioas on the Kwan-Tung peninsula. No Change at Liao-Yang. Lieut. Gen. Sakharoff telegraphs that there is no change in the situation around Liao-Yang. A Russian cavalry detachment has made a successful raid toward Niuchwang, burning a village and alarming the Japa nese outposts. Lives Wasted in Port Arthur Siege. The Russ estimates that the Japanese losses thus far as a result of the siege of Port Arthur aggregate 22.0o men, and says the mikado's injunction not to waste lives must have been ironical. STOESSEL REPORTS REPULSES. Says the Japs Met Enormous Losses Everywhere. ST. PETERSBURG, August 9.-The fol lowing dispatch from Viceroy Alexieff, dated Auguet 7, has been received by the czar: "'General Stoessel reports as follows.: 'At 5 mn the morning of July 27. the enemy hav ing advance d a strong force, their artillery - *.pem-Id fire along their whole front, fol 1ow.id by a series of attacks, one of which. directed against Yupilaza mountain, was "'At. about b in the, evening the enemy were e,-ryvw here repulsedl with enormous loss.s. I remained in the advanced post tionu we have held for two (lays against an rmyn w.ry much stronger than ours. Russians Could Not Hold Positions. "'At 4 in the morning of July 340 about five divisions of Japanese took the offensive against our position on the Wolf hills. In ierw of the enormous supreriority of the en emy's forces andi the weakness of the pos! tion our troops were ordlered to retire to the next positions without fIghting. Tihe move menit was effected in c'ompulete order under the prot ctiIon of artillery. which, t-y ac curate fire at short range. comp)letely stopped the Japanese advance. 'Our losses have not yet bee n ascer tained. but they were not gr.'at. The losses of the Japanese were very consider' able. In thle engagements of July 'd and Z7 the Japanese had about 70Mar men and a considerable number of siege guans. "' morale of the Russian troops i.s ex cela'int, and their health goou.' ' OPINION IS DIVIDED. Much Speculation Over Character of Next Engagement. STr. PE~TI';RSEt'RG, August 9.--No fresh ne,ws of lighting or army movements comes fromn the, front and opinion still Is divided .is to whether the c'oming battle, news of the. beginning of which the public is ex i'..'.lng to he-ar hourly, will be a general engagemenut or only another rear guard .i thron. All the newspapers today express great re'lief over t he reports from Port Arthur. Thes army organ says that although Gen eral Stoessel's report gives no details, it is e'vldent the Japanese have suffered a very severe reverse. The paper also pays a tribmuto to the navy's share in the defense o,f the besieged fortress. Reviewing Gen eral Kuroupatkin's miovement, it continues: "T'he retreat is in accordance with a plan laul down for the first period of the cam paigna. which Is to weaken the forces of the enemy by contesting strongly the defensive pirtlons. thus Impeding Japanese progress. nnd 'compelling the enemy to waste large numbers of m% and much war material on the advances. The result has been that, in three and onre-hadf months, the Japanese have only covered a few score of versts." TESTED METTLE OF TEOOPS. lap Victory in Eattle of July 31 Be ma'rkable. GEN. lCt'ROKV'3 HEADQUiARTERS IN 't HE PFL.D, via Seoul, August 1 (Delayed ini transmission).-The battle of July 31 was the most important which Gen. Kuroki's army has fought since crossing the Yalu. Many more Russians were engaged than in any former battle. They occupied an equally strong position, had much more artiller~y anda were better acquainted with the coun (Continued on Tenth Pag.) I SEARCHED ALL NIGHT Hunting for Bodies of Colo rado Wreck Victims. 40 HOMES IN MOURNING PALL OF SORROW HANGS OVER. CITY OF PUEBLO. Death Loss in That Place Alone Beaches 65-Chair Car Settled in Quicksand. PUEBLO, Col., August 9.-Iecause of the railroad horror, which cost 100 or more lives, many business houses are closed to day and more than forty homes are in mourning. Several persons have lost their minds, following the shock of the deaths .or loved ones. All night the search for bodies were kept up, but in the darkness the work was nec essarily slow. Fountain river, into which nearly all the dead bodies were washed, has today fallen nearly to its normal state and the work of rescue will be made easier, al though it is still dangerous owing to the quicksand, which so greatly delayed work yesterday. As soon as daylight came many men today took -up the work again and the number was increased as the day wore on. Bodies have been recovered more than ten miles from the scene of the disaster. TI* death list, as compiled from the best obtainable sources of information, today shows a total of sixty-six identified dead, a total of twenty-eight miss:ng and six un identified bodies. making an even hundred victims of the wreck. Many of the victims have been removed from the morgues to the former places of abode and preparations for burial have be gun. Hundreds of people are still pissing through the morgues today, some prompted by morbid curiosity alone, others seeking to identify bodies. The death loss of Pueblo alone reaches sixty-five lives, with forty identifications al ready made. Chair Car May Contain Victims. At the scene of the wreck today every thing was practically the same as yester day. The chair car, turned completely over, has settled in the quicksand until only the wheels are now visible, and has resisted all efforts to right it or gain an entrance into what is thought to have been a trap in which may be found sev eral bodies. Mayor Brown issued a proclamation call ing a public meeting tonight to start an organized movement toward patroling the Fountain and Arkansas rivers in the hope of finding more bodies of the victims of the wreck. Hundreds of men responded promptly, and the work was taken u-p under the direction of able officials, as sisted by willing workers. The railroad situation has materially im proved, traffic being resumed this morning over the Rio Grande tracks. The officials here had no information to communicate, and not caring to estimate financial mat ters, saying they had taken no notice of pecuniary affairs in a time like this. Many of the officials returned to the scene of the wreck early this morning with wrecking crews, and today will probably wipe out all trace of the horrible catastrophe. The Identified Dead. The following names have been added to the identified dead, the list including the names of several persons, hitherto reported missing: Frank Bodman, Pueblo; Turner Brach man, Denver; Miss Mineola Davis, Pueblo; V. B. Durman, Pueblo; A. S. i-nnis, Dt-n ver; Malcolm S. Diggen, Pueblo; Miss Elizabeth Eklund. Denver; Walter Giart land, ten years. Denver: Ralph Gartland. two years old, Denver; Eva Gartland. two months. Denver; T. J. Groves, Florence. Col.; Effie Gray. Pueblo; Edward Hughos, Pueblo; Miss Hadenburg, Pueblo; Ge:ge Jones, Pueblo; F. Knight, Pueblo; Keating. girl, six years old. Pueblo;I Ed. Knight. Pueblo; Mrs. W. H. Lamoon, Pueblo; W. H. Lamoon, Pueblo; Dr. W. H. M(ck. Pueblo; Mrs. John S. Molitor and two children, Mary and Genevieve. two and four years old. Pueblo; Fred. Mahoney, Pueblo; J. E. Merech. Pueblo; Mabel Reese, Pueblo: Olive Sturgeon, Pueblo; Mrs. Stew art. Pueblo; Thomas Sullivan, Pueblo; Henry Selby. Pueblo; Robert Seward, Pueblo; Gertrude Vogel, Council Grove. Kansas; Mrs. Mary WVelch, Chicago. The following have been added to the list of miss!ng: Mrs. Meyers, Miss Jennie Huddlestone, colored: Mrs. James Keailey. Frank Wil son and Mrs. Stearns, all of Pueblo. $earty Response for Volunteers. This forenoon,.a train bearing two more ead bodies reached the city. The response to the mayor',s procian)a ion asking for volunteers in the work of sarching for bodies was hearty, and more than two hundred men have left the city to join the searchers, and many names are onstantly being added to the list. A relief fund was started early today, and several hundred dollars has been sub scribed for the aid of needy families and to aid in the recovery of wreck victims. Dr. E. C. Stimmel, a dentist of Pueblo. ho was reported as lost yesterday, es aped by leaving the traIn at Colorado Springs. and returned here this morning. Death of Capt. Whitman. Gen. Baldwin, commanding the depart rent of thg Colorado, at Denver, has noti ed the War Department that Capt. Frank i. Whitman, 2d Infantry, was killed in the railroad disaster near Eden, Col, Monday morning. Capt. Whitman. who was sta tioned at Fort Logan, Col., was on his way o this city for duty during the military maneuvers at Manassas. He was a native f Kansas. and was graduated from the Military Academy in June, 1iMI. He was assigned to the infantry arm, and reached the grade of captain in June, 1901. During the Spanish war he served as major of the 0th Kansas Volunteer Infantry. Wreck Victim From Hartford. HARTFORD, Conn., August 9.-Miss Car rie Q. Bishop, daughter of Mrs. S. S. Bish p of this city, was among those who lost their lives in the wreck of the passenger train at Eden. Col., Sunday evening. Miss Bishop was visiting her cousins, John F. Bishop and Miss Etta A. Bishop of Pueblo, who also were lost in the wreck. . It. is sxp posed that the party were on theIr way to visit other relatives. ROOSEVELT AND FARANKS. Kr. Lyons Says They Will Sweep Everything West of the Alleghenies. Mr. J. W. Lyons, a member of the repib lican national committee, has just returned from a week's trip through Kansas and Missouri. He and Mr. John C. Dancy ad dressed a meeting in Kansas, which was large enough to fill a park. Mr. Lyons says that one has Qnly to mention the names of Roosevelt and Fairbanks in that section 10 arouse the wildest enthusiasm, Thie people are highly prosperous and eyen man who wants work finds plenty for lahande to do. The western republican battle cry3 is "stand pat' or "let well enough alone," and that they mean to mleana sigep et verthns wet f te rmon * ? ,- qN ," \ WA I'] [AMONT TO SEE PARKER LN INTERESTING FEATUBE OF EVENTS AT ROSEMOUNT TODAY. udge Gray Will Also Visit-Notable Democrats Expected at Tomorrow's Notification Ceremony. ESOPUS, N. Y., August 9.-The expecta ion that Daniel S. Lamont and Judge .eorge Gray, with their wives, were coin ng to Rosemount to see Judge Parker vas the only interesting feature here to lay. The expected visit was the source f much, political interept, thdugh it was inderstood that Judge Parker was de ermined not to interfere in the state ampaign or the selection of a democratic ominee for governor. It is expected here today that in addi ion to the notification committee and a arge number of visitors from Kingston nd New York there will be present at he notification ceremonies several not ible democrats. members of the national ommittee and others, including former ienator David B. Hill and Senator Bailey. Judge and Mrs. Parker went for a iorseback ride early in the morning, Liter which the judge settled down to vork in his library. Colonel and Mrs. Lamont and Judge and drs. Gray arrived at."Esopus- Landing at 2:34J. coming up from Poughkeepsie on the acht Queen City. They ha luncheon on .he boat en route; and declined the urgent nvitation of Judge and Mrs. 'Parker to ave luncheon at Rosemount. Judge Parker's visitors remained at Rose mount less than an hour. Col. Lamont 'I there was no politics in the call as Ais purpose in coming at this time was to )resent Judge Gray to the candidate. The liscussion on the Rosemount veranda was teneral, and was participated in ".by the isiting ladies and Mrs. Parker. The La nont and Parker families have -been In Imate friends for years. As Judge Gray and Colonel Lamont stood n the dock preparatory to leaving they alked for a moment with newspaper men. rudge Gray spoke erithusiastically of his aleasure in meeting the candidate for Pres dent. The party returned to Hyde Park on the Queen City, and drove to Millbrook.' Lamont Not a Candidate. Daniel S. Lamont said today hie Is not a 2andidate for the gubernatorial nomination n New York state, and does not believe any 3mergency can arise which would draw him into the contest. INTER.RST DIMINISHING. United States Not Worried Over Knight Commander Affair. The fact that so far no proof has been produced before the State Department to show American ownership 'of a single iund of the cargo of the Knight Coin nailder, the British vessel sunk by the Vladivostok squadron, has rather tended :o diminish the interest here1 in the finan -lal side of that affair. The fact is that he commercial practices in the eastern rade are so Irregular that it is very diffi ~ult to establish ownership of cargo, and :he general belief here Is' that in the ab sence of specific proof on that point the ~onsgnee must be regarded as the owner of he goods. But much interest is manifested .In the nternational question now under discussion aetween Russia and Great Britain eip' to he right of a belligerent to sink a -neutral ship, even with contraband aboard, in stead of taking her before a prise court. it begins to appear that the United States s so placed geographically thpt In the svent of a war with a European power it night be very necessary for our warships to take the Russian view of that mnatter. >f the right to sink-else any Idea of taking prises or inflicting damage upon the enemy iy attacking its merchant shipping must me abandoned, for It Is clearly impossible to bring a prime acrosa the Atlantic with ta own coal. However, the State Depart nent has not committed itself in this mat er, but is- watching developments in the 1egotiations between St. Petersburg and Lgndon. _________ Posts&asters Appointed. Tha following fourth-cla postmasters.. wera appointed today: Vermont-Canaan, Alden Farnham. PennsylvansIarScalp Level W. Buhanan; Westop, U IrP Virginia-DIsathe, J~sL 00, 'ING FOR TOMQRROW'S W HAITIENS fJEDLY SO MINISTER LIE,' BPOES THE STATE D UA uWNT. He Declares Anti-Fw reeling is Limited t ggges -ad fe.. , ' Mr. Leger, the Ha ien minister, was at the State Department today and entered an indignant deniar of thl frequent newspaper reports of the wide extent of the anti foreign feeling among t} e Haitien people. He said that a number af jesident foreign ers in -Haiti were invplved in the Haitien National Bank scand 1, 'w ch would nat urally cause some feeling ong the pesple who suffered from the 4rauds, but there was nothing like a geii sl feeling of dis like entertained towa foreigners. Of course this statement not apply to the Syrians, but these p were obnoxious, he said, not becaisff thrr race, but be cause they had practica$ydriven the Hai tien laborers and merchants out of. their work and business by competitive rnethods resembling those pra ie.by the. Chinese in the United States, atQrally there were occasional collisions twge the sufferers and the Syrians, as ee e between-the Chinese and white labor ement in the United States. But d whole General Nord seemed able to -od the situation and protect these e; Frauds X ouble. "The two things 3iat are of local im portance at home." said the minister in a rccent Interview. "are t1 bond frands and the Syrian question. -Aainst the Syrians, whom the warm-hearted Naitiens at first welcomed with open ,4. when-they came to ercape Turkish oppteasion, there has de veloped much bitternes. They' are ex tremely unclean in th jriahits, tp a degree that the -public hea t is, meriaced, and they aJso. oppress t1 svle country in haibitants by harsing them outrageous prices fdr goods sold credit. -No more of thern are going to. alwd nHii and. those now there wi -b ocdt ev inside of sixc months beQecizns The- bond frauds' w lagybruh about through the' iyo ado foreign banking offReia Frnhad e man,s. -The~y robbed pulcoabt SI 00 .0)0' before their et er icv ered. The princi-pal ra Isaeijilan will -undoubtedly be - tdwente come fo trial. .Meanw te r on enceof hei goern tsalwd cuing Hato, be snt roadastun befred utrleave beconeHaittens "TheHaitens r~ ity all th bad pef ~ le tey hav bd publicd no a t boaileto ore~ies 1s an whol gand ther an ~aeu. ec t e gien they by punde ma .xp th~enar movin heave anear fth voetey Bntefer encges of the goenm tha and aueito abe soent bradat un tvere thrdutoil he lapingt re and t i ressinris erdy anyher HalteenA ar tavlfo one tedy he ln o ~ n e be alld o toex alThea po etntive,moreodr. nour are they his hilden du~e mn hor es be instreegiven the ho try to liv Secrunetr Hay ex isent miiThe todly sred af thelt~fl twcen thente counaii.Th csovenionhi n atheteats 'are so flar that th atadtal Belcing Pand or' anwer Lse. Augstr9.~ culs ne seretnd of tte iand tof u beks ca itdho threxe n t~~r restnve mor~peover, atWpS hei.s child file ytht bynrei Lbs qtjons of existence tive o har toi i-poesvr ar nhare )RD. AGAINST LA FOLLETTE WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT DE CIDES AGAINST HIS FACTION. Searetlry of State is Restrained From Reading Official Eallot Republican . . .-4>s r September 6. MADISON, Wis., August 9.-The Wiscon Oin supreme court today issued an order giving the "stalwart" faction of the re publican party of the state authority to bring suit against Secretary of State Houser to restrain him from placing the nominees of the La Follette state ticket on the official ballot under the regular party designation of "republican" and compelling him to place the "stalwart" nominees on the ballot under the designation of repu' lican. The court granted the request without leaving the bench. The defendant is given twenty days in which to answer, and the case will come up for argument September ui. The La Follette faction will contest. POSTAL CLERKS' BOND. May Give Either Personal or Surety Low Rates Probable. It has been decided by the Post Office De partment that the ten thousand odd railway postal clerks who will have to give bond under a recent order of the Postmaster General may give either personal or surety company bonds. No preference will be shown as between the two kinds of bonds nor as between the companies qualified to i. sue the bonds. Any surety company duly qualified before the Attorney General will be accepted by the Post Office Department. It is probable that the department, through official chan nels, will advise the railway mail clerks as to what companies are ready to execute the bonds and as to their rates. It is likely, in view of the large number of persons at fected by the order, that low rates will be offered by bonding concerns. 'J.OHN F. STARR DEAD. Was Representative -in Congress Dur ing Civil War Period. CAMDEN, N. J., August 9.--John F. Starr, president of the First National Bank of this city, is dead at his summer home in Atlantic City, aged eighty-six years. In 1862 he was elected to Congress to repre sent tfie first district of New Jersey. and was re-elected in 1864. Mr. Starr' was the founder of the Starr iron foundry, now the Camden iron works. one of the largest foundries in the world. SHEEHAN CLOSE TO PARER. Indications Former Will Ridect In stead of Taggart. NEW YORK, August 9.--Leading demo crats, and among them members of the executive committee, see in the fact that; William F. Sheehan is to be in active charge of the democratic campaign evidence that Judge Par'ker will be at all times in close touch with every important feature of the canvass. Mr. Sheehan is the close personal and political friend of t'he demo cratic candide.te, and it was to him that the now famous telegram about the gold standard was sent. At the time of the meeting of the na tional committee many eastern democrats wanted 'Senator Gorman or Mr. Sheehan for chairman of the committee, but it is now claimed that the same practical result has been accomplished by selection of the latter as chairman of the executive com mittee and in placing the management of the campaign in his hands. The present arrangemfent is satisfactory to the eastern men who are, to raise .the money -for the cmpnaign, and who on this seount were anxious to have an eastern maan;for campaign manage. Want to Use Pare, Senator Martin and Represntaive Swan -en of Virinia and. W , Cwhuvet elmir" mnan et the congrus**a*" e.a e8in n tube have been. atQm4.# e~ meet# TO ABANDON THE WEST Democrats Will Devote Their Efforts to Eastern States. REPUBLICAN VIGILANCE WILL NOT BE LELAZEn IN WEST EEN. STATES. They Are Intent on Carrying the House-Cheering News by Messrs. McCleary and Curtis. The democratic national executive com mittee, at its meeting in New York yester day, decided not to open branch headquar ters in the west. All the artillery of the committee is to be brought to bear upon the campaign in the eastern states. In some quarters this action is consrued to mean that- the democratic national man agers have given up hope of accomplishing anything in Indiana or Illinois and will concentrate their efforts upon New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, West Virginia and Maryland. Only general supervision will be maintain ed over the western situation, and this will be intrusted to an advisory committee, hereafter to be appointed. This public withdrawal from the western campaign will not cause the repubPcans to relax their vigilance in the west, it is sadi. The republican managers are reasonably confident of carrying all the states be tween the Pennsylvania line and the Mis sissippi river, north of Kentucky. West Virginia and Maryland, but they have an other stake beside the electoral vote. The Congressional Elections. The republican campaign is to be main tained in Ohio. Indiana. Illinois. Michigan and Wisconsin for the effect it wili have 'on th4 congressional elections. The republicans are intent upon carrying the House, and they will fight for every inch of ground that affords fighting room in the close districts of those states. In all of their calculations the republi cans are able to estimate victory in the presidential election without the aid of New York. No democratic table can make any kind of a showing without New York. Politicians regard with significance theedi torial announcement in the New York Sun today of the opinion that only a political revolution can enable the democrats to carry._ the presidential election. The Sun's estimate of the outcome is based on the off-year state vote of 1902 in -the states which the democrats assume to be doubt ful, and- shows that under normal political conditionl: those states were strongly re publican and can reasonably be expected to go republican this year. Cheerful Republcan News. Cheerful news for the repubican was brought from the west today by two well known members of the House*r. Curtis of Kansag and Mr. MaCleary of Minnesota.. In their sections the political skies are se rene and only favoring gales waft over the prairies and pine lands. "Minnesota will surely go republican." said Mr. McCleary to a Star reporter this afternoon. "There was some friction, to be sure, over the gubernatorial nomination, but that is being adjusted and will turn out satisfactorily. "There is no trouble for the republican ticket in any congressional district, but on the contrary, we have a good prospect of gaining one district now represented by a democrat. I think, and this belief is shared by men who are well posted on the condi tions there, that the Minneapolis district will return a republican to the next House.' Mr. MvCleary is receiving many congrat ulations on his great tariff speech, which was published in the Congressional Rec ord, some time after Congress adjourned. under "leave to extend remarks" granted during the session. It was more than a speech, being a compilation of facts and arguments sustaining the theory and prac tice of the protective tariff system. Some of the experts have told Mr. McCleary that the speech will rank with the notable tariff argument of Senator John P. Jones of Ne vada. in 1900. which has been declared one of the greatest tariff speeches on record. The McCleary speech has been taken as a campaign standard by both the national committee and the congressional campaign committee Mr. Curtis' Prediction. Mr. Curtis of Kansas is the first man who has come to Washington from the west recently who hasn't declared that the crops this season are the finest ever grown. Mr. Curtis admits that rainy weather has hurt the crops some in Kansas. Hie was deploring the fact that Kansas will pro duce "only" (i,.000,00l0 bushels of wheat this harvest, besides some few score mil lion bushels of corn. "Kansas is going republican by 40,4M00 or 30,000,'' said Mr. Curtis. "and will return eight republican representatives to tihe House. There is a little contest in the second district, Mr. Bowersock's, and in the first, my own. We will both win out by good majorities. We are not afraid of the west on the presidential or congres sional tickets, and if the east will do as well by the republican tickets as the west. Roosevelt will have a smashing majority." Mr. Curtis is accompanied by Mr. W. R. Stubbs, republican state chairman of Kan sas, and the two are going on to New York to carry the cheerful news to Chairman Cortelyou and Chairman Babcock. DEMOCRATS MUST WORK f They Want to Carry Mississippi, Says Humphreys. Representative Humphreys of Mississippi was in the- city today. Mr. Humphreys thinks that if the democrats of Mississippi do their duty that state will be safely with in the democratic column next fall. He surprises his friends by stating thne case stronger than that. He believes the state will be democratic without a doubt, "For the fir4t time in ten or twelve years," said Mr. Humphreys today, "we have republican candidates jn all our con gressional districts in MississippL. That means that the democrats will have to get out and vote." In the past the coniteets of Mississippi have been limited-to the primary conven tions, where the democrats gathered to' nominate their candidates. They have then let the election go without much at tention. Mr. Humphreys the last time be was elected to Congress received only i,Mg votes. This year he will have to get many times that nwmher in order to return to the capital. Mr. Humphreysn is here on his way to New York to join the rivers and harbors committee of the House of Representa tIves, which will journey along the New nygana coast and then up the St. Law rece, through the lakes and down the Mississippi to Ut. Ias.L Dreae at anughai. The Navy Department Ia informed that Ibls D. Dssga, lanuman en the tee sed beat destroyer ch.uncsr, wa drown eN In the- hrbr of Sbagbat en the 8th In lese 8 pa o Mr. M. C. Dnmm, TUN or" IT WA t The Star will be maled to any ad dres in the United States or Canads for' M chats per week. 0 Cents owr two weeas or W ents per montk, potag. prepald. Payment to be made INVARIABLY I ADVANCB. The address may be oabed as bS quently as desire Always SiWe M ON as well as the new ddes... BLOCkADE 0! PICKETS Army of More Than 300 In terfered With Busine. TO PREVENT DELIVERY EXTBZRB lauaDS ESOETSD " T0 By CHICAGO SITXK S. movement Directed Against Detailei and Cold Storage Meat Markets Packers Surprised. CHICAGO, August 9.-With an army of more than three hundred pickets, the ice wagon drivers and helpers' union today es tablished a block tde of the retail and cold storage meat market business in Chicago. In front of nearly every meat market, cold storage warehouse and department store that handles meat one picket or more Is on duty to try to prevent delivery from the stock yards or elsewhere. The union determination to extend the strike to the cold storage warehouses came as a distinct surprise to the packers and this was accentuated by the action of the ice car helpers, who today declared an in tention not to handle ice for any dealer who patronises the strike affected packers. Adding to the complication came a decla ration today from the business agent of the meat wagon drivers' union that his men would have nothing to do with meat which the ice wagon drivers refuse to ice. Vice President Roth of the packing house teamsters' union today gave out a list of dealers to whom he declared the union ice wagon drivers would, under union orders, refuse to deliver ice. Nelson Morris Says Strike is Over. Asserting that the stock yards strike is as good as at an end. Nelson Morris. the packer, accompanied by Mrs. Morris, start ed for New York today, where tomorrow he expects to board the liner Baltic for Europe, to be gone about three months. "Mrs. Morris and I go to Europe every year about this time," said Mr. Morris, "spending most of the time at Carlsbad. I had begun to think we would have to change our plans this year. but fbrtunately the situation seems to have settled down into tangibility, and now I can go away feeling that my affairs are all right so far as jhe usual situation Is concerned. My interests will be amply protected by my sons." Trouble With the Tailors. Trimmers, cutters, bushelmen and exam iners employed by fourteen clothing manu facturers. Chicago members of the Na tional Clothiery' Exchange, struck today. It was estimated that 600 sen quit work. An oAilal of a large clothing house said that if the strike continues within a short time 10,000 tailors will be out of employ ment because of a lack of supply with which to work. Action of the union followed an announce ment that hereafter the emplo Intnded to run on .the "open-shep" lan, Strike Helps Fish larket. Since the beginning of the packing strike Chicago's consumption of fish has been gradually increasing, until now it is the largest in the history of the city. Ten cars of fish are received each twenty-four hours, and the wholesale dealers declare that 200,000 pounds of fresh and salt water fish are cooked each day. Though tjie increase has been so substantial, the prices have remained normal. Prize Fight in Packingtown. Under the open sky in the glare of a bunch of arc lights 3l,410 persons witnessed a finish prize figft and a decision bout last night in the big square where Packers and Exchange avenues converge in the heart of "Packingtown." The majority of the observers were strike breakers, although there was a sprinkling of foremen and officials from the various packing houses and a number of policemen who witnessed the contests. The principals in the fights were all colored, as was the greater part of the vast throng of spectators. it was a tierce an~d gory program, with two knockouts, and was wildly cheered from time to time. Few of the so-called club tights that have been suppressed by Mayor Harrison have approached the slug ging that furnished entertainment for the besieged non-union employes at the yards. The principal fight was for a purse of $125, raised by the spectators, and James Bradley and Harry Johnson. heavyweights, were the combatanis. Bradley belongs in Chicago and Johnson in Pittsburg. Both were hard hitters, and put up a fight that satisfied the most sanguinary. The ight went four fierce rounds, when the Chicago man pushed the Pittsburg bruiser to the mat w:th a jolt in the jaw. The firal blow left Johnson a quivering, insensate mass that .had to he carried froma the ring. A shower of silver was throwS to Bradley by lucky backers who had won on his prowess. With cheers the crowd faded away to seek slumber at their quarters at the va rious packing houses. The backers of Brad ley, it is said, had most of the money the packers have paid. out in wages to the strike breakers since the big struggle 'at the yards began. Lieut. J. C. Walker of the 8th Regiment, llinois National Guard (colored), was referee of the contests and held the stakes. Demand Tilden's Designation. The ailled trades executive committee to day adopted resolutions denouncing Presi dent Edward Tilden of Libby, McNeil & ibby, and demanding his resignation as a ember of the public school. board of Chi cago. TO MAXri ODDER EaPPECTIVE.? New York Union Leaders Preparing for Strike. NEW YORK. August 9.-Prepaations were rapidly going forward today toward aking effective the butchers' strike order issued last night by Homer D. Call, secre tary of the Amalgamated Meat Cutter. and Butcher Workmen's Association, whieh, It is expected by the union leaders, wilN ef fectively close the plants of the companies iliated with the so-called meat trust to morrow. While but thirty-Ove hundred utchers will be dlt'ectly affected by the strike order, It is said that u sthem Sften thousanad workers will ~ethrown out of employment if the big pa hg ouse are forced to close. What the result will be in the local reS aket cannot he accurately learned this time, because of conflicting statesments as o the amount of beef on hand. The akes claima to have a supply large eno o l all the orders that ordinarily wealt come to them in a month, but at the sam time.the unIon me. declare that a inardty i beef wIS becom.. apparent e--iIar aftesthe s-nt are closed T.a.. te- butchs- a... labes-I e.