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Vol. XXIV. Fort Benton, Montana, Wednesday, August 31, 1904. No. 45. PREPARING FOR LONG WAR. Japanese Propose to Continue Fighting During the Winter .Months London , Aug. 26. —According to the correspondent of the Chronicle with General Kuroki's army, the Jap anese are not likely to retire into winter quarters. Rather than thus give the Russians a breathing spell, they will prosecute a vigorous winter campaign. The correspondent says that the Japauese are accumulating immense stores, ammunition and guns at Hai Cheng. A dispatch from Mukden states the trans-Siberian railway is working badly, and the incessant rain is caus ing many washouts. Kuropatkin has 185,000 men who will take the offen sive against the Japanese as soon a.- 1 120 guns now en route arrive. Chee Foo, Aug. 25. —Russian ad vices received here say that the Jap anese assaults on Port Arthur August 21 and 22 were repulsed, with tremen dous losses. It is added that the at tempt of the Japanese to capture Fort No. 1 cost them 10,000 men, and that their attack on Fort Etashan resulted in their losing 3,000 men killed or wounded. Port Dalny is said to be filled with wounded men, Tokio , Aug. 25. —Five steamers and three torpedo boat destroyers emerged from Port Arthur yestorday morning and begun the work of clearing away floating mines. At twenty minutes past six in the evening a two-funnel torpedo boat destroyer struck a mine two miles oft' Liao Ti promontory and sunk immediately. Five minutes later, a second destroyer, with four funnels, ran against another floating mine, which exploded. This second vessel was at once surrounded by other Rus sian ships and towed into Port Arthur, the entice fleet accompanying her. These occurrences were seen from sev eral Japanese watch towers. Food Supply Almost Exhausted. Reno , Nev., Aug. 25.—Cloudbursts and washouts in T.onopah and Carson & Colorado railroads are the most disastrous in the history of these dis tricts. On the Tonopah road all of the track rebuilt after the last wash outs have been swept away and it will be a week at least before any traffic can be resumed. Tonopah and Goldfield, which are on the verge of starvation, are being temporarily relieved by the rushing in of supplies via Crow and Candela ria by wagon trains, but this is only temporary, as over 5,000 people must be fed in the different camps and ex-j traordinary measures adopted for their relief. Food supplies at the camps are practically exhausted. Flour, bacon and all staples have run out, only canned goods remaining. Heroic measures are being adopted, and with the resumption of stage lines relief is is hoped for. While the situation is critical and much suffering must be endured, it is hoped that the next few days tions will bring about better condi More Trouble at Cripple Creek. Denver , Aug. 25.—It was annouced at the state house that the officers of the guard in this city have been noti fied to prepare themselves to take their companies to Cripple Creek at a mo ment's notice. Adjutant General Bell refused to confirm the report, but there is activity at the armories. A special committee of the grand jury has reported to District Judge Carpenter criticising certain expenses of the military during the campaign in Cripple Creek and Telluride as "extravagant." The report shows a total indebtedness on account of the insurrections of $921,239. Cripple Creek , Aug. 25.—Capiases were placed in the hands of Sheriff Bell this afternoon for 28 prominent citizens of the Cripple Creek district against whom informations have been filed in the district court by Deputy District Attorney C. C. Buetler. The charges are conspiracy and assault to kill, conspiracy and false imprison ment. and conspiracy, malicious mis chief and larceny in connection with the deportations last Saturday. 1 I Armour Threatened By Strikers. Chicago , Aug. 25.— J. Ogden Ar mour has intimate knowledge of the dangers of strike rioting. This morn ing while on his way to the yards in a buggy he drove into a crowd of dis orderly strikers. There were yells of ! "stone him ^ as they crowded threat-j ingly around the buggy. The police made a charge aud clubbed the crowd and sent them flying in all directions. Armour lost no time in getting inside the shelter of a fence. The packers held a meeting this morning and discussed the letters sent them by Mayor Harrison asking them to meet the council committee tomor row. It is reported as probable that the packers wiM send a diplomatic note to the mayor aggreeing to meet the committee, but declaring the strike ended and business running at almost | its normal capacity. The packers at the meeting appoint ed a committee of three to confer with the peace committee of the council to morrow. Machinery In Wheat Fields. Walla Walla , Aug. 25.— Some interesting scenes may be witnessed in the wheat fields of eastern Washing ton this season. Among them are the harvesting operations now in progress on the farm of John Hoffman, who is one of the greatest wheat growers in the state. A special train left here Monday for the Hoffman farm to see the mon ster combined harvester and thresher in operation. The run from this city was about 35 miles through an im mense wheat field, to the breaks of | Snake river, where the railroad termi- ! nates at a water tank which supplies ! water for all the farmers working ad jacent lands. On this wide expanse of ' level farm land was an ideal place to operate a monster machine and secure, results from machinery such as has has never been, known in farming in the northwest. The machine is a monster Holt com- ; bine, cutting- 34 feet clear, threshing 1 the grain from the straw and deliver ing it in sacks sewed and ready for the warehouse. The entire outfit re- 1 quires but a water hauling outfit for the engine and six men to operate the machine and sack the grain. Under ordinary condition at least i 00 horses and about 40 men would be ' used to save the same amount of grain daily. Every day the machine saves from 70 to 100 acres of grain, leaving j it in piles in the field ready for thePi° wagons to pick up and deliver to the j warehouses. j • ' • Exposition Is Closed on Sundays. St. Louis , Aug. 25. —-Despite stories of the possibility of Sunday openin; which have been printed broadcast of late, it has been declared bv an „offi the exposition officials to give the people to understand that open gates on Sunday is absolutely out of the question. | "The members of the board of direc tors of the World's Fair signed a ! contract with the United States gov I eminent, stating that the exposition was not to be open on Sunday," said Secretary Stevens. "They are bond cial that the matter was not taken up seriously by the commissioners or ex ecutive board. It is the intention of! ed individually in large amounts to carry out this contract. The talk of a loophole in the agreement is un founded. There is not even a possi bility that the World's Fair will be opened on Sunday, much less a proba bility. Further discussion of the question is useless." A Bad Season l or Stockmen. Chicago, Aus -Ge N. W t * ie!n from bankruptcy by intervening She&se, a cattle raiser of \\ aterman, S. D., announced today that the cattle raisers of his section were about to appeal to President Roosevelt to save to bring the strike to a close. Shease brought 500 head of cattle to the stockyards here rather than face the loss of feeding them longer. He de clares they sold at a loss of $8 a head, Others, he said, are feeding large herds at a heavy loss rather than face greater losses by shipping. Accord iüg to General Shease, the cattle rais ers of the Dakotas are in a desperate condition. Mormons Are In Politics. Salt Lake, Ausj. 25. —One of the warmest republican state conventions in the history of Utah is being held today. The leaders are Governor Wells, who seeks third term, John C. Cutler of the Smoot faction, and Jas. T. Hammond, a compromise candi date. All three candidates are Mor mons. After a bitter, all day fight, John C. Cutler, of Salt Lake, was! nominated for governor. at i .Advocates Largest Navv. Washington , Aug. 26.—Mr. Mor ton, secretary of the navy, was again desk at the navy department af ter an absence of several weeks. He will soon begin work upon his annuai report. In view of the speech he re cently made in Chicago advocating the largest navy in the world, the bur eau chiefs of the department are hope ful that his estimates to congress this year will be generous. THE POLITICAL CYRANO BERGERAC. UC % mm - M* mi I. -s DE CRAC r ">*40 iXie* "-fei-. m CS il $ w M, m m s® M & m m' M m' m <% v , .w n/m ZI — Washinaton Post. ; 1 1 JEFFRIES WINS. The llutte .Miner Is Counted Out In the Second Hound San Francisco , Aug. 26.— Like the veriest amateur in the prize ring, Jack Munroe, of Butte, Mont., went down and out before Champion Jim Jeffries tonight in the second round. The man from the mining district made such an i extremely sorry showing that the great ' throng in Mechanics' pavilion round ly hooted him as he protested to Re feree Graney against the decision that j been given in favor of the cham thePi° n - j The two giants had not been in the j ring two minutes when it was foreseen ! that the aspirations of Munroe would j be quickly disposed of. j The miner was scared and awkward , and Jeffries in the first round had him twice on the vancas taking the count. Jeffries directed his bombardment against the stomach of his opponent ! and each shot was followed by a blow j on the jaw that tent Munroe to his knees. Jeffries went back to his corner after the opening round with a sneer and a laugh on his swarthy face while Man roe's seconds busied themselves with smelling salts and restoratives When the two cauie together in the second round, the laugh on the champion's visage changed to a look of determi nation that boded ill to the miner. Forty-five seconds after the gong sounded Munroe was lying on the floor, a bloody, bruised mass of hu manity, with Jeffries standing over him ready, if necessary, to put the quietus on the championship ambi tions of bis adversary. The miner was too dazed to rise to j his feet and the timekeepers counted . him out, but the husky man from i southern California did not under : staud that the victorv was already ! his, nor could Munroe realize that his j pugilistic star had so early set and the two men, in a moment or two, were facing one another and Jeffries land ed a terrific blow on the jaw of his staggering opponent. It was at this time that Graney came forward and ordered Jeffries away, telling him that the fight was ended in his favor. Munroe tottered to his corner with blood streaming from his face and fell into his chair dazed and helpless. His seconds im mediately began working on him and to freshen him, and when he came to a realization that the fight had gone against him, he arose, and going over to I Referee Graney, began to make protest. The huge crowd caught from his ..... , protesting gesticulations the purport t i; ,,n r- 3-1 of his talk to Graney and a mightv i / i . . ..." lume of hooting, jeering and hiss-i jeering and hiss ing, gave.evidence of the sentiment of the spectators, many of whom had placed money on the miner, that he wuuld stand at least double the num ber of rounds before the champion. Denver ls Selected. Portland , Ore., Aug. 26.—The opening of the fifth day of the Ameri can Mining congress continued the debate on location of permanent head quarters. President Richards, iu calling the assembly to order, re-, viewed his remarks of yesterday after-! noon, in which he urged calm consid eration of the momentous problem now before the congress but did not wish it understood that he had en deavored to use his personal influence -, . toward a postponement. The vote on the selection of p^-rma- nent headquarters of the American Mining congress was 89 to t>2 in favor of Denver. Judge O. W. Powers of Salt Lake City promptly moved that the choice be made unanimous, which was done by acclamation and the brilliant jurist, orator and leader of the Utah delegation was heartily ap plauded upon the motion. Lafe Pence, on behalf of Colorado, expressed the appreciation of the delegation from that state on the result of the vote. He complimented the Utah delegation on the splendid showing made by the state and the graceful manner in which the result was accepted. THE BUTCHERS' STRIKE. Conferences Still lleing Held \\ it h Little Prospect of Agreement. Chicago , Aug. 26.—Conference of committee appointed earlier in the week to attempt a settlement of the strike with the parties to the dispute resulted in nothing, there is no pros pect that they will result in anything in the near future, aud the chances of agreement between the packers aud the strikers appear very meager. The strike leaders appeared before the committee this morning and stated their side of the case. They did not suggest to the alder manic committee that it make au over ture to the packers, but simply gave their side of the case. Representatives of the packers then appeared before the committee. After a session that lasted three hours, M ay or Harrison said: 1 he packers have said just what they said before; that they arc running their plants and have nothing tu arbi trate, and that there is no reason why they should confer with the men. "We heard a review of the entire strike trouble, aud the packers say that in every city except Chicago and Omaha the strike is over, and they assert that with 75 per cent as many men as they employed in Chicago be fore the strike they are now turning out 92 per cent of the normal output." Labor leaders tonight announced that in ali probability the butchers' strike would be "settled peaceably" before next Wednesday. They de clined to explain the cause of their be lief, but were positive in their state ments that the strike would be called off. President Donnelly of the Butch ers' union, has called a'll the members of the butchers' executive board to meet in Chicago next Wednesday. War On Automobiles. Racine , Wis., Aug. 26.—-Farmers have begun war on automobiles, the : first attack being at the farm of H „ , Iv loll 1, near Franksville, last even im/ , , .. . , . ; An automobile with four uersons in it , , , 1 ls down the road. A woman was cam' coming from the opposite direction with a horse and buggy. The animal became frightened, and when the wo man screamed for the machine to stop the driver refused to .do so. Farmer Kiehl came to the rescue of the woman, and hurling a rock into the Iront oi the machine, disabled it. The farmer then rushed into the house and appearing again with a shotgun, filled the four tires of the machine fuli of holes. I he Cost of Pensions. Washington , Aug. 25.—The an- ' nual report of Pension Commissioner , Ware, covering the fiscal vear ended j June 30th 1904, has been made public by ihe acting secretary of the interior, I V ie re P°rt shows that during the year t/iü CO.-st Of SV stem of the *144,741,787. how maintaining the pension government has been AN AlliSllIP RACE. Contestants Leave St. Louis for Washing ton But Wind Is Unfavorable. St. Louis , Aug. 27.— With hardly a cloud in the sky, George Tomlinson, of Syracuse, N. Y., and Prof. Carl Meyers, of Frankfort, iS T . Y., the con testants for the $5,000 prize offered by the Louisiana Purchase exposition to to the aeronaut who comes nearer to reaching the Washington monument at \\ ashington, made successful as censions today from the Plaza of New Orleans. The balloons gently inclined toward the west as they ascended and then suddenly taking a heavy current of air swooping from the east, they simultaneously headed due west at considerable speed. The vast con course of spectators, which had cheered when the ascent began, ceased to cheer when it was realized that the balloons were proceeding in exactly the opposite direction from the goal. The balloons were visible for thirty minutes and then disappeared from view in the western sky. Both were stocked with provisions sufficient for two days. Employes of the St. Louis, St. Charles & Western electric line re ported late tonight that Professor Myers' balloon lauded three miles northwest of St. Charles at 6:30 o'clock. It had only traveled 21 miles northwest of St. Louis. Both balloons were close together and had been drifting constantly northwest. Soon after the one came to earth, however, it was said the other took a more easterly course and was traveling rapidly when it disappeared. Strikers Alay Resume Work. Chicago , Aug. 28.—The members of the national executive committee of the Butchers' union had a two hours meeting tonight to discuss the present condition of the stockyards strike. After the adjournment of the meeting those present would not divulge what they had done, but made the announce ment that nothing definite had been settled, and that another meeting would be held in the morning. By some members of the executive com mittee the idea has been advanced that the proposition should be made to the packers t-o call off the strike if the packers will make individual agreements with the men. Cornelius Shea, head of the national organiza tion of teamsters, arrived in Chicago tonight. He declared that he had come to confer with the packing house teamsters who are now on strike, be cause he understood they were de sirous of calling off the strike as far as their organization is concerned. Warned Against Political Assessments. V\ ashington, Aug. 26.—By direc tion of the president, the civil service comm's-ion today issued orders warn ing i' • • • ! ;ii employe- against solicit ing such fuu .is ihr. .ugh officials of the government. In ti circular letter to members of Ui.- cabinet, the commis sion calls attention to the violations of civil service laws in past campaigns and directs them to furnish heads of bureaus and divisions with copies of the commission's latest order, entitled "Warning Against Political Assess ments and Partisan Activity by Office Holders. " The commission will prosecute all offenders. 'i he Japs Again Advancing. Lio V a no, Aug. 26.—Contrary to the expectation of the Russians, the Japanese are beginning to advance along the whole line of the Rus- sian eastern Iront. On the morn- ing of Aug. 24, there was a rifle skir- mish and the next day, the Japanese opened fire. On both days the firing ceased at dusk and the small energy displayed by the Japanese might have been taken to indicate that it was merely a demonstration or reconnais- ance in force- On the morning of August 2<i, however, the rille and ar- tillery lire were renewed with an en- ergy that left no doubt that a severe buttle was intended. The Japanese pushed their attack against the Rus- sian right flank and center, concentra- ting on the first battery of the Third brigade. Three officers and several men were wounded early in the day, but the battery held it.- own and re- plied to the Japanese fire with such marked effect that Gen. ivanhofï, who commanded the late Gen. Keller's corps, sent a congratulatory message to its commander. At 2 o'clock the artillery fire became a- hot as it was at Vafangow, but it fluctuated consid- erably and occasionally the Russian fire almost silenced that of the Japan- The rain fell torrents at four ° cloc * but il did not stop the lighting aud late in the evening several Rus si an companies moved forward to the attack. It is not yet possible to state positively the result of the battle, but it is asserted that the Russians were successful. There is prospect of more fighting tomorrow. FIGHTING AT PORT ARTHUR. British Newspapers Receive Word of Cap ture of Outlying Forts. London , Aug. 29.—The Daily Mail 's Kobe correspondent, in a dispatch dated Saturday, says: The Japanese have captured all the outlying fortifi cations, but the Russians still hold the citadel on Antzeshan, Golden hill forts and the forts on Tiger's Tail and Liao 1i mountain. The Japanese are in possession of the parade ground and the barracks under Antzeshan, on the outskirts. The fall of Port Arthur is believed to be imminent. It is be lieved the garrison will make a sortie before the end comes. The Loudon papers this morning have numerous special dispatches from the far east, most of them deal ing with the position of Port Arthur. It is pointed out that the Japanese tactics are very similar to those adopted by General Oy am a in 1894, but that granting that the Japanese have penetrated as far as represented, which is considered doubtful, there are still formidable forts to be silenced before a general assault is possible. Kansas Women On the Warpath. Cuba , Kas., Aug. 28.—Four joints, or illicit saloons, were wrecked by women here aud much liquor destroy ed. Mrs. E. O. Fites and Mrs. Wil liam McDonald, wives of prominent business men, armed with hatchets, first entered without warning the place run by Ben Hull. Without ceremony, they began to smash everything in sight and soon they had demolished the bar fixtures and broken every bot tle aud opened every keg to be found. Later they were joined by 25 other women, and the entire party raided the other four joints in Cuba. The stocks and fixtures at each place were destroyed in prompt order. Fiaally the women spilled into the street a great quantity of beer that had been confiscated and stored in the city jail. l'atal Automobile Accident St. Louis , Aug. 28.—Blinded by the dust from the machine of A. C. Webb of Toledo, Ohio, Barney Old field lost control of his machine at the World's fair automobile speed con test today, aud, crashing through the outer lence of the course, killed John F. Scott, a watchman employed at the park, and inflicted injuries upon Na than Montgomery, a negro, from which he died. Oldfield was painfully injured aud his machine completely demolished. This is the second serious accident in which Barney Oldfield has figured. While racing at Grosse Point, De troit, several years ago, the steering gear ol his famous car, 999, became deranged and he ran into a' man aud killed him. Oldfield suffered three brokeu ribs then. Government Cable to Alaska. Seattle , Aug. 28. —Amid the cheering of 300 men and women, the shrieking of whistles and the playing of the national anthem, the final splic ing of the Seattle-Sitka government cable was made at 3:39 o'clock this af ternoon in the harbor 10 miles out of this city. Ten minutes later, Mayor Baliinger, of Seattle, cut the ropes holding the jointed ends of the wires aboard the United States cable ship Burnside and with a splash the com pleted wire, connecting the United States aud Alaska, fell to the bottom of Paget Sound and the work of months on the part of the signal corps of the United States army was com pleted. Dr. Price's CREAM Baking; Powder IN USE THE MOST ECONOMICAL Greater in leaveningstrength, a spoonful raises more dough, or goes farther. 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