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FOR SALE Nice 6 room modern 'brick cottage Small payment down, balance In monthly payments, like rent. E. E. Pascoe, loans and notary public, 110 North Center street ONA REPUBLICAN Houm in Churchill Addition WanUdi I have a cash customer that wants a small home In this addition. Come in quick. E. E. Pascoe. 110 North Cen ter St. FIFTEENTH TEAK. PHOENIX, AKIZONA, TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 9, 1904. VOL. XV. NO. 82 THE PLUNGE 0 The Worst Accident in the History of the Railroads of This Country The Terrible Fate of Many of the Passengers of the Den ver & Rio Grande World's Fair Special on Sunday Night The Number of Dead May Be Never Known but It Cannot Fall Below One Hundred. Pueblo. An. S. The wreck of the world's fair flyer on the Denver and ; .) Crande railroad near EJin. seven riiir'n north of Pueblo, Iiiit evening, j.ivves to have been one of the greatest lailroad disasters in tho history of this country. Two crowded passenger cars and baggage car were enaulfid in the t.v. rent that tore out a trestle span ning Steele's Hollow, otherwise knowii as Dry creek and, so f ir as known to night, only ihree occupants of these cars escaped death. Fortunately, two sleeping ca.rs and a diner completing the train, remained on the track at the . ilg. of the abyss and none of their oc xup.iiUs were killed or injured. How many perished probably will rover be definitely ascertain ed, for the treacherous sands are drift ing over the bodies. Seirching for the a 1 was begun about midnight on an extensive scale and still is in progress tonight. All the corpses found were brought to Pueblo and placed In four morgues here. At S o'clock this even ing eighty-five bodies had been re tovered all the way along t'.ie Foun tain tlver from the scene of the wreck to this ity. At 1 o'clock this after no.)!! two bodies were taken from the stream at First street. Pueblo, more th. in eight miles from the point where t'ne disaster occurred .and it is prob able that some may be re.overed even further down the stream. None of the bodies are badly mutilated and all are in such condition a-s to be recognizable. Many identifications have been made by articles found on the bo lie-:. no pe--fo.is who viewed them recognizing the features. THE IDENTIFIED DEAD. J. F. Bishop, architect. Pueblo; Etta K. Bishop, sister of J. F. Bishop, l'i:eb 1 : Oe-orge Pock. Pueblo: Miss R.m r.i!. Pueblo: Bethel, Cripple Creek: II. Curtis. Pueblo: Don Compbell, Tu eblo. Miss Carrie Downing, Pueblo: .1. Emirch. Pueblo; George England, C dorado Springs Jesse II Cray, Pu WATER COOLERS. We have a few coolers left, which we will sell at a discount while they last. Come and get prices before you buy. D. H. BURTIS, 15 E. Washington St. RIGHT IN Five acres in Irvine addition, platted, J 1.000. Water In Salt Canil. Now is your chance for a bargain. REMEMBER .We write Fire Insurance. Our companies are among the largest, the oldest, and the best. WOOD O'NEILL REAL TEL MAIN 365. Coffee RESTAURANT: Ice Cream and Sherbet. Wholesale and retail. THE LAMS0H BUSINESS COLLEGE Offers every Inducement to the young person wishing to study Bookkeeping, business Forms, Commercial Daw, Ari thmetic. Grammar, letter Writing, Penmanship, English Composition. Spel ling, Reading, Civil Government. Com mercial Geography, Shorthand and Ty pewriting. Come up to the College and lets talk the matter over. Right now Is a good time to enter. College oftice la open all day, including Saturdays. The Lam s on Business College, Phoenix, Ariz. THE SOLAR MOTOR COMPANY. Announces that It is now prepared to negotiate and receive orders for mo tors of various powers for pumping and other purposes and to install the Ea tne. A motor Is now in operation In Tern pe and the engineers in charge will be glad to exhibit at any time upon application. As this motor will shortly be remove d and erected for a purchaser in an other portion of the territory intendin g purchasers or those interested and desiring Information should, apply at once to. J. MURDO BRUNS Or CLIFFORD S. ESTES THE PHOENIX NATIONAL BANK PITOKNTX. ARIZONA. . Paid-up Capital flOO.OuO. Surplus and Undivided Profits, r5.000.00.- R. R fSAr.K -proeifWit T. V. PKM HKRTOX. Vice President. H. J. MeCLUNG. Caahler. . Steel-lined Vaults and Steel Bafety J)raf1s on fill principal cities of the wrlU. 1I HKOTORS: K B. Cage, T. W. Pemberton, F. M. Murphy. D. M. Ferry, K. N. Fredericks, L. II. Chalmers, F. T. Alkire, J. M. Ford, II J. McClung. THE PRESCOTT NATIONAL BANKi FRESCOTT, ARIZONA. ! Paid-up Capibil. JI00.0O0. Surplus and Undlvld Profits, JW.OOO I F. M. MURPHY President MORRIS GMLDWATKR, Vice President R. N. KREDKRICKS, Cashier. W. C. BRANDON, Assistant Cashier. Brooklyn Chrome Steel-lined Vaults and Safe De,Kjsit Boxes. A Kenersl bank ing busineHS transactpd. Directors F. M. Murphy. K. B. Gare, Morris Goldwater, . Joh C. llemdun, F. O. Breoht. I. M. Ferry. R- Fredericks. I Loo lJlstanoe Telephone No. ML OWN TO DEATH eblo: II. P.. Craves, Pueblo; Mrs. Gart land. Denver; J. I. Gallraith, Pueblo; J. C. flraliuin, Florence, Colo.; A. 11. lioes. Pueblo; Harry Hough. Denver, Win. Hughes, Pueblo; Miss Pear! Hop per, Pueblo; Henry Hiudman, engineer, Denver; Dorothy .Toansuu. 8 yeirs old. Pueblo: Mr.-;. James Keatitig, Pneblo; Ida I.eonaid, Pueblo; Mrs. Henry S. Gilbert, wife of H. S. Gilbert, wire chief Western I'nion Telegraph com pany, Oklahoma City, O. T. ; Mrs. Rob ert Linfoit, Pueblo; Miss Stella Mc Donald, Pueblo: Max Morris. Pueblo R. O. Meats, Denver; Hugh M 'Crack-en, Aurora, III.", A. S. Maxwell, Pueb lo: Miss Annie Pine, l'neblo: Misj Mary Pike, Lisalle. 111.: T. S. Reese, express messenger, Denver; Bud Sew ard. Pueblo; Mi-e-T Alice Sturgeo i. Pueblo; Miss Yimiie Selby. Pueblo; Miss Ella S;evens, Northampton. Mass.: Miss I.otta Shoup, Grand Ra pids. Mich.; J. H. Smiih. conductor, Denver; Mrs. Tillie Thompson, Pueb lo; Jos. F. Turner, brakeman. Denver; Mls-v En.'ily Wood. Pueblo; Mrs. G .:. F. West, wife of former mayor. Pueblo: Miss Irene Wt ight. Pueblo; Miss Nellie Wllbans. Pueblo; Miss Florence Walk er, Pueblo; I. W. Wright. Pueblo; Ma jor Frank H. Whitman, formerly of the ! Twentieth Kansas volunteeis. address Is unknown; Mrs. A. L. Ycagla. Pueb lo; G. W. Geppert. Sit. Louis; Edward and Lillian Cartland. children. Den ver: Miss Gertrude Doyle. Pueblo: Al Mosic-r. lliff. Coio.; Elsie Roland, Lindsharg. Kansas; P.. T. Lashell, Denver: Mrs. Parker. Pueblo; Dr. Jus. P.. M.ie. Iregor. Pallard. Wash. THE MISSING. Dr. Can n, I'm bio; Mrs. Ji,o. MoPter, G.inn: Pu.blo; Mrs. John S. Mooter, and two daughters aged 4 and S years. Pueblo; Minnie Davis, Pueblo; I'rJjiV. Hodman. . Pueblo: Mrs. V. B Durham, Puet.lo: Minnie- Selby, Pueblo: Sophia Gilchust. Pu eblo: James Ohannon. Pueblo; Mi-s Chancellor, Pueblo; Miss Eozman. Pu eblo. Mrs. Welch, Chicago; Miss Ha- THE CITY for the small sum of $S00, cheap at ESTATE CO. O'NEILL BLOCK AFs. FORD HOTEL: European and American plan. Parties desiring bus for any part of city call phone Main 215 or Main 73 Ford hotel . TEMPE R. H. P.UKMISTKIt, Assstant Cashier. Deposit Boxes, General Bank Ing Busbies. denburg, S.ilina, Kansas; Clyde Price. Aurora. 111.: Margaret Donnelly, Des Moines; Dr. Stitnmel, Pueblo; Ralph Sv artzcup. Pueblo: J...Q. Thomas and wife. Pueblo; Miss Marguerite Kelley, Pueblo; Dr. James H. MacGregor, Bal Pueblo; Harold H. Page, Denver; James Paul, Keating, 2 years old, Pu eldo; F. H. Messinger, bank cashier. Central City, Colo.; Miss Alice Wood, J:t ksoaviile, Flo.: Mrs. Everurd Ros coe; Durango, Colo. THE RIVER OF DEATH. The Doomed Train Approached in Sil ence and Darkness. rueblo, Colo.. Aug. S. Two carloads of human freight plunged into the rag ing torrent that destroyed the trestle over the usually dry arroya, known as Steel's Hollow, near Eden, about S o'clock last evening. Two sleeping ears aid (he diner stopped at the brink of the chasm filled v.ith a boil ing, seething current tlat quickly snuffed out probably one hundred lives. So quietly had the catastrophe been enacted that the occupant -of these cars did not realize that an acci dent bad occurred until they had alighted from the train, arid they were )ovverless to render assistance to the victims, who had disaneaied In the rushing waters. On the lookout for danger, warned by the squally clouds ami heavy rains to the north. Engineer Charles Ilindman was running cautiously, alxiut fifteen miles an hour, as he approached the arroya, whkh was spanned by a briugw JK feet in length. The condition of the bridge was not known until the loco motive, one of the monster type, had nearly crossed. Firemrn Frank May field, with it large torch that the en gineer and fireman had beer, using to ascertain the condition of the tra-k, was in the gangway. When Engineer Hindman felt the tremor in the great machine and caught a glimmer of the water, he shouted bis lust words: "Put out that torch," evidently thinking that in the accident he felt certain was t-ming, the tiaines would serve to spread the fire. Hut lie fore Mayfieid. could obey, and while the words were still on the lips of the doomed man, and his hand peeking the me-chanism controlling th. engine, the bridge gave way as if it hail been a stack of kindling wood and the locomotive dropped with a hissing of rteam through thirty feet of flood to the bottom of the arroya, crosswise w lib the traek. The baggage car, smoking car and a chair ar followed- the locomotive into the stream and were swept away. All the occupants of these cars, save thre men. perished, and bad not the ioof of the chair car bursted asunder, nuii'j wotiid have esi ai-d. The fireman, ' the locomotive went over, was thrown out and. managing to grasp a piece of wreckage from the . bridge, floated with that to a curve made by a caving 5nk and crept out of the water, lie ran toward Eden, meeting on the way Operator F. M. Jones and his. wife, who bad already started up the track. They had seen the headlrght of the an rroaching train a, minute before and th-n witnessed it disappear with omin ous Euddennes?. "Notify Pueblo," enme the voice of the running man. "The train his con down .and evtryliody Is killed." Even as he spoke, retatcs the operator, there were cries coming from the distance. The two men ran to where the bridgt bad lxen, to search, but in vain, for victims of the disaster. When they reached the spot, all t rie? tor help had ceased. Relief trains with physician.", wreck and pile driving outfits and scores of workmen were hurried 'from the city. The first train from the wreck came in shortly after midnight with J. M Kilbn of Pueolo, whose escape was miraculous. H. S. Gilbert; Tony Fisher and Fireman Mayfield. Thse were the four men in the fidst of the wreck who esca ped. When the dawn came the wonder grew that the four had been permitted to emerge from the ragir.g torrent with breath still in thf-ir wdies. The great locomotive boiler, free of "machinery. tab and ta::k gone, lies where it fell A quarter of a mile to the eat wH-re this gorge of death debouched into the Fountain, lay the chair car. the windows gone, three-fourths filled with mud and sand. A hundred feel farther on v.ms the smoker, bottom u; against a sandlKiuk. A hundred and fifty feet farther in the bed of thf Fountain, was the coal tender of the engine, and from that point, or for four or live miles, vestiges of coaches', engine and tender sunk up from the bod of the stream or lay along the shoie or on the islands. Hits of clothing, coats, skirts and women's bats were found in the brush along the shore ar.d searchers scanned the fol- i ige for bodies. MONEY TO LOAN LARGE FIND Or EASTERN CAPITAL TO LOAM ON GOOD REAL ESTATE SECLRITY AT I OWES r PREVAIMNO RATES Ifj, APPLY TO DWIOHT B. HEARD Canttr and Advms 8trL 58SE3K3EEZ3 OUZSEBBSDES Five hundred men started to scour the river and its' surroundings after daybghr. They waded in the stream andi carried out mud-begrimed bodies. which were found at widely separated points, some of them miles from the scene of the accident. Engineer Hind man was found wltn his watch still run-nine, a few feet further down the stream. And since the sun rose mer rily over the drenched land, stretchers with sand covered, dripping burdens have been carried every few minutes to the railroad tracks where the death train awaits them. The body of one young man in his shirt sleeves was among the wreckage in the smoking car. Further down the river several bod ies were discovered entagled In a mass of debris, thought to have been a. part of the baggage car, which was literally torn to pieces. In a. short time, a large number of bodies were dug out of the sand here. One womnn was 'complete ly buried, save one foot,' which stuck up above the water. Some lxdies were found lodged in the shrubbery along the banks, others in the wreckage in midstream and many half buried with only one arm or n nit of clothing to reveal their whereabouts. Many of the bodies were almost naked, the cloth ing having been torn completely off. Almost a general thing with all the corpses was that their hands were rais ed when they were laid on their bcks, but all apieared in pood condition. Without doubt a great majority were drowned like rats in n trap, when the cars were plunged, without a momen'ts warning, into the w billing water 3.1 feet deep, PK) feet wtiie, and with a current strong enough to carry thous ands of pounds of weight nearly a mile before subsiding. The bodies recovered were identified very slowly, because many or them were those of strangers here, who luad been to the fair at St. Iouis ami other eastern points. Major F. H. Whitman of Kansas was identified by a watch presented to himb by members of the Twentieth Kansas volunteers, In which his name was engraved. Tte walls of the so-called dry creek are ragged. Irregular, raving and wid ened, but so narrow that it Is almost impossible to underst.i net how the great coaches, the baggage car and tender could have bt en-swept s,o far without becoming lodge! against the sides. Most of the bed of the creek is now- visible, with little streams weaving alout the strips of sand, forming is lands of mud and sand, which are b ing searched for bodies that may lie buried in them. F. M. Jones, station agent at Mien, who was lirst to go to the aid of the stricken ieople on the train, gives the following version of the accident: "I was pitting in my oll.ee. a tame of a mile from the scene of the wiei k. when suddenly a loud sound followed by a series of smaller reports, startled ni.. . I bad heard of Not Jl passing Pin ion from the opeifctor theie and at this time the was overdue more than six minutes, un unusual thing for the llyer. "Hecoming thoroughly alaimed, I seized my lantern and ran up the track to the .place wheie the bridge should have been. The faint rays of my lan tern threw just enough light for nw to distinguish three cars, but between my relf and them was a chas--m fully fifty feet wide, through which da.-tied a i iv er almost level v.ith the ground upon which I stood. Opposite me I could make out the outlines of three cars. but the other four that usually make up No. 11 were nowhere in sight. I started across the mesa in the direction of the river, which was high and mak ing much noise. After walking about a half mile I saw near the bank, a dark object. It was almost stationary in mid-stream, with one end swing ing toward the left bank. I slipped off my clothes and plunged in, swimming in the direc tion in which I had come, as I knew the strong current would carry me down stream. Hy proceeding in this course, I mnnaged to get to the object, which proved to be the chair car, half on its side and held in position by an arm of land extending into the stream, probably fifteen feci. The roof of the car was gone and in side there was not a soul to be found. Guided by the light of my lamp' on shore. I strut k out for the bank, and being a strong swimmer. I reached it in a few moments. The car, or what was left of it, bioke loose ami was com pletely demolished. It was then after midnight. "There were two nurvivorn o tho wreck that I know of, the fireman and a pass.-nger in the chair car. His story he told me In a. dazed manner, for the man was really bordering on lunacy. It seemed that be ms sitting In the third chair from the rear of the car, when the train turned upwards and suddenly precipitated him through the window and after turning him a iitm plete circle landed him on the bank." A FIGHT FOR LIFE. A Most Remarkable Escape from th Flood. Tueblo. Aug. 8. The most remarka ble escape from death that the railroad officials have yet learned In connection with the wreck -was that of J. F. Kil lin. a well known hardware merchant, who was one of the three occupants of the chair car who came out alive. Mr. Killin was badly cut about the head, hands and arms, but no bones were broken and he will be entirely recover ed within a few days' If no serious complications ensue, ills escape was due entirely, he believes, to his ability as a swimmer, his great strength and his presence of mind, which led him to hold his breath while he was sub merged with the other passengers in the water. "When the first crash came we were riding along as smoothly as one could go." said Mr. Killin. '"It wa3 just as though the train had struck against a stone wall. The lights went out. the fixtures and everything fell down, all passengers were thrown forward and there were the most awful cries for help. I saw the man next to me was down and I helped him up, but just then another crash enrne and the train seemed to sink about five feet. I lost sight of everybody and could not think of anything but to save myself. I re member wvll the sensations that I had at that time. I knew that I was In terrible danger and my first thought was that I must get out of the car. 'At the second crash I was about up to my waist in water. The grinding and crushing of timbers was going on. In another crash I was thrown about the length of the car right up against the front door. I grabbed the top of the door and the car went over into the water three times. My first in stinct when water went up over my head was to hold my breath. I think was under water for a full minute. The car naturally righted and when it cajne up the water was just about my lips. I could breathe all right and saw that the transom was just above me. With my right hand I sma.-.hod jut the gfass, hoping I could Kt out in that way. At that' moment anoth er crash came and I was struck in the forehead by some floating object and dazed, but managed to keep my head above the water and after a terrific struggle reached shore." o CAUGHT THE ROBBERS. Who Held up a New Mexico Mining Store. El Paso, Aug. 8. The store of the Hake Valley mines company at Lake Valley, New Mexico, wua reported here to hive been visited by three masked men and the proprietor forced to open the safe and give up the contents. Deputy Sheriff John Richardson formed a posse and overtook the rob bers, who gave their names as Luther Dailey, Henry Moore and Jim Gould. A BIG DIAMOND HAUL. A Prominent New Yorker Lost $200,000 at New York. New York. Aug. '8. The most ex tensive jewelry robbery ever perpetrat ed in this country, Involving a loss of $200,000 worth of diamonds and pre- clous stones, is reported by the Herald ond is attracting the attention of the IKilice and scores of privaite detectives in eastern cities. Great secrecy sur rounds the robbery, which appears tt hive been commuted on June 21, '.it the Newport residence of a prominent Now Yorker whose name is withheld. WEATHER TODAY. Washington. Aug. S: Forecast: Ari zona, showers Tuesday and Wednes day. WHEAT BEYOND A DOLLAR The Only Exciting Thing In Yester day's Commercial World. New York. Aug. 8. Stocks proved unable to withstand the effect of the j sensalional wheat market today, al though there was a sturdy resistance ; early. METALS. Aug. 8. The Eondon tin a shade lower, closing at for s:pot and lor futures Eocally the market sym New Yoi k, mai ket was il:U. 17s, 6d fU-'. 7s. Id. pathized with the English decline and closed at $2ti!70'iii:G.SJ; copp?i- waa un changed in London, ciosmg at C-M, 15s for spot, and 5C, lCs, 3d for futures. Eocally copper wj,s quiet. 1-ake $l:'.o0 di 12.75: electrolytic $12.50'Q 12.75; casting 12.25!i 12.50. Head was quiet and unchanged at $4.20't4.25 In the local market, but In London It closed slightly lower at ill, 15i. Spelter was unchanged at Ll'l in Isonrion and at $4.851i.4.95 in the local market. I Silver 5SVi; Mexican dollars 45i. GRAIN. Chicago, Aug. 8. Nothing iuite so radical as lod.ey's sharp lise in value following tbe continued advance last week has been witnessed in the wheat pit lor a. long time. September wheat oiened at 37!-i'rf"J7'!4 anl went to $l.i0vi in a succession of leaps, the price was carried up to Jl.Oltfi. reacted to it'J-c, but final fig ures show the buying craze on again in full force, the closing being strong at S1.01. September corn opened at r2ff c, advanced to 5o',4c and closed, was at le cesesion from the high point. September oats closed firm at 33 CATTLE AND SHEEP. Chicago, Aug. 8. Cattle receipts 1,900 steady; good te prime steers, $5.25y) C.40; poor to medium. Jl.CO'n 5.00; stock ers and feeders, $2.00-1.2&; cows and heifers, 51.50yi.25; canneis, $1.5Um2.50; bulls, $2.O0(ir4.00; calved, J2.rufi5.75; Texas fed steers. J3.00ft4.25; western steers, 3.20'ii'4.24. Sheep receipts, 20,000; slow. Western sheep. $3.t0a4.15; western fcumbs, 5.$00 di ti.25. BOTH BULLS AND BEARS Contributed to the Boom in the Price oi Wheat. Chicago, Aug. 8. Wheat scored a sensational advance today under a fu rious demand from bulls and I tears alike For September delivery, the prln e ipal trading opeion, there was a bulge of .ITsC but this was outstripped by l'isrures for other months, December and May each scoring an advance of Uie on top of an almost unprecedented gain of nine cents a bushel during the preceding week. On reports that the spring wheat croo in the northwest is being largely destroyed by black rust, every trader seemingly who was short became fran tic to cover his trades. September started at 97'c, touched 101 and clos ed at only under top figures. May opened at OSiJrOO, t,old atN102, and closed at 1101. THE IMPATIENT MUSCOVITES Disgusted With the Methodical Movements .of the Japanese Armies They Are Inclined to Believe That Kuropatkin Will Stand the Next Time He Is Provoked to Fight Che Foo Precipitated Another Alarming Report Concerning the Fate of Port Arthur. St. Petersburg. Aug. S. There Is in creasing impatience among all clashes for decisive news from I,rio Vang. Eietitenant General Sakharoff's report that there has been no change in the Manchurian army's sphere of ojiera tions merely adds to the tension, which iossibly will continue for some time. There is no telling how much time the notoriously slow and methodical prep arations of jhe Japanese may consume before they feel ready to advance on General Kuropj.tkin's strong position-!. Every day's delay gives the Russian commander greater opportunity to for tify or to get away in case he decide.? to avoid a big battle, though it is not generally thought here that there is muc h likelihood of his retreating with out a decisive fight. Viceroy Alexieff's dispatch from Mukden, communicating official mes sages from Port Arthur, bears out the reported loss of the Japan'-se protected cruisers Itsukushima and 7hiyoda, and indicates considerable activity on the nait of the Port Arthur squadronrThe care exercised in sending the dredger fleet ahead of the squadron lioth in leaving and returning to the harbor la amply vindicated by the loss of one of the pilot boats and is also taken as a guarantee that there will be no fuitiier dan. age tc Russian warships bv Japanese mines. HEARD AT CHEFOO. Shooting Which Was Magnified Into the Fall of Port Arthur. Ghefoo. Aug. S.--The firing of heavy guns, at intervals of one minute, has been distinctly heatd in the direction of Port Arthur situe 1U .10 p. m., the ac coustie conditions of the air being un usuallv favorable. THE CAUSE OF THE NOISE. Chefoo. Aug. S. The firing which was heard last night continuc-d to 3:30 o'clock this morning. A junk, which left Port Arthur August C, reported that there had been no hostile move ments since July 28, except exchanges between battel ies. The Russian bat tleships Pobeda, Retvizan, Poltava, and Pei esveit lire occasionally, whit h was probably w hat was heard last nieht. An engineer who Is familiar with Port Arthur states that it will take the Japanese four weeks to fortify the cap tured hills and plant siege guns, which will require strong foundations in the face of the Russian fire. ALARMED BY CHEFOO. St. Petersburg, Aug. 8. The city is full of wild tumors that Port Arthur has fallen, ciue to reports from Che loo of another assault in which- the fortress was talien by combined land and sea forces, though the Japanese lost three waiships, including the pro tected cruisers, Chiyoda. and Itsukushi ma. There in not the slightest confirm ation of theie rumors. It is believed the Japanese are still unable to cap ture the outer works, much less the fortress itself. SHANGHAI SENSATION. Among Other Things Stoessel's Suicide is Heard of. London. Aug. S. According to the correEixindent of the Morning Post at Shanghai, it is reported there that the.e are lO.OoO sick and woundej persons at Port Arthur, and that the Russians are negotiating with the Japanese to send the hospital ship Mongolia away full oT the sick. It is reiorteil, the corres pondent says, that Lieutenant General Stoessel. in enimmand of the niilitary forces at Port Aithur. has commit led suicide and that panic prevails at Pott Arthur. Marquis Oyama. commander-in-chief of the Japanese fortes in Manchuria, has proceeded north and expects to at tack Liao Yang August 20. A NAVAL DISTURBANCE. St. Petersbuig. Aup. S. Viceroy Alex Jeff reports that in the engagement which took place on July 26 off Port Arthur between the Jipancsc and the Russian squadrons, '.hree Japanese ships, including a gunboat, were dam aged. A NEW JAPANESE ATTACK. Berlin, Aug. S. The Tngeblatt this morning prints the following dispatch: "Liao Yang, Aug. 7. The western Russian forces north of Hai Cheng suffered a heavy attack t.day. Many wounded Russians are here. A rumor is current that Kuroki is threatening Mukden from the northeast. Alex ieff and Kuropatkin -were at Liao Yang yesterday." HAY'S IDEA OF CONTRABAND. Washington, Aug. 8. Secretary Hay in a note to the American ambassa dors of Europe on the rights of neu trals says in part: "By treating coal, other .fuel, raw cotton, etc., as abso lutely contraband of war simply be cause they are shipped by neutral ves sels 'to non blockaded port3 of a be llgerent would not appear to be in ac cord with the reasonable lawful rights of neutral commerce." A WAR CONFERENCE. St. Petersburg. Aug. 8. An i:r,p.'t ant conference on the military :t.;.i tion was hell it Peterhof pila w to day. The minister of war and of ma rine and Grand liuke Alexis; Gen-r d -Gotte, one of Kuropatkin's ai li. i.i had just arrived frmn the front. ir personal dispatches to the emperor i4 others were ijesent. N. Y. BUTCHERS QUII They Will not Do What Their Weiitr Brethren Cannot. New York. Aug. S. The aJ.T board of the Amalgamated Meat Cu,i ters and liutchers Workers I'r.ion North America a; a meeting tonight decided to order a strike in NV York and vicinity. P.etwecii 3."' and 4.K- men will be called oat. Slautaivrlhrf will stop tomorrow morning and Un.. ty-four hours will be sp-nt in ! ing up so as to leave the abat..ir l good condition. This decision was reached aftfr fit hours sesioni of the ad.--vis.try Kit; I which issued a stale-men: bi Tr.iiefc H says: "This course his W,n m. necessary by the fa.-t that the mt4 trusts have been shippimr its irt, 4. from the west to New York and amic us to slaughter the i ,uu- af.er our in the west have teen on strik" NO ICE FOR TRUST MEAT. Caicago. Aug. S. orders were .: today to the drivers of b e w jr.u -m deliver no more b-e to bur hrrs '. buy of the big packers or to uny f the branch houses of the pa. k: plants where men are now o.i strike Pickets will be stationed at the ?v retail ninrkets that have been piurg under the ban of the unions to se thai the boycott is e-nforced to the Pu i. Additional poli- e were ordered to re port at the Mock yards s: uion t vn.tr- row morning to aid m protecting . train from the east, which is evp-v t, .1 to arrive with 7u0 strike breaker. A GREAT FRENCH FIRE It Destroyed, Amon Other Things, a Memento of Vanban. Toulon. France. Aug. S. A fire whi. h broke out at the Arnal here at mi 1 night is still spreading in spite f ;h desperate efforts o firemen. ti..ts and sailors, who are er.cojragid by tin presence of general.-, nlmiruls an 1 oth er high otiicers. Two slips, on one ,.f which is a torpedo gunboat, are in llames. and are momentarily ex-rt.-.l to collapse. Several soldiers hae lara injured, one of them fatally. The lire completely destroyed the famous sli; built by Yauban. when he fortified ti.e port in 1CS'. which were the pride e.f the Arsenal. The Arsenal fire broke out afr.-U this afternoon, but it va. fiaally brought under control late t.-n.l.t. mere were nineteen casualties am n the troops, who have now been return ed to their barracks. Of the three toritlo gunboats lying at the.burned si Us. one un.-de to nve was seriously damaged. It is now ti mated that the los.-t-s are aUmt Jt'v.- IMlO. THE SOUTHWEST DRENCHED. The Railroads Having the Time Their Lives. ef El r.iso, Aug. S. All railroad i.i this section are having a terrible t:ni--with washouts. Wre ks have occurred on NOji theastern and Sierra Ma. Ire ai. ! Southern Pacific roads but iv lo-s of life is reported. Tae Santa Fe wash out on the Silver City brttwh has di verted traffic by El Paso. .n. th--re ': another washout on the El Paso l.r.m. a which has tied up all trains. .The Southwestern has suffered front recent tlooels near ltisltee sewrely an fresa rains only add to the damage t. this -and the Arizona and New Mexi.- roads. Repairs are fast being mad.-, but trains are washing out crtttturn: many plai-es as fast as put in. It i the .worst situ-ition the road htv. faced for a long time in this se, tkn. all trains running late. LOS ANGELES RESTORED. Again Put Into Communication Wilk the Outside World. Los Angeles. Cal.. Aug. S. Aftfr K ing cut off for twenty-four hours fr.vn eastern mail communications, by r--son of the Santa Fe and Southern Pa cific washouts in Arizona, traffic he-t been resumed and belated trains ar arriving. Santa Fe trains due he., Saturday and Sunday arrived trie morning. The line la now open lo; i ways and all trains are moving. 1 .