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TROUBLE IMPENDS AT STOCK YARDS Continued From First Page pffice employes, twelve of whom were women. This is barely enough men to keep the machinery in motion and attend to the pickling, drying and pre serving of meats that is in course of preparation. It was claimed that 400 hogs and about fifty cattle had been Slaughtered during the day, but the force was not sufficient to have done the work. Strike Breakers Restless It was found J»y Manager Bangs that the workmen who have been constantly confined in the building are growing restless to an extent questioning the power of the company to protect them when the strike reaches an acute stage. The men are housed and fed in the daughter house, the meals being serv ed in the sausage room. James For eythe, a foreman, who came out at 6:30 p. m., declaring that he would take chances on getting back-into the building today, said that there was served for yesterday's dinner this bill of fare: Corned beef and cabbage, boiled potatoes, crackers, lemonade and coffee. Forsythe claimed that, considering the number of men inside, affairs were moving in a satisfactory manner, and that if the company is permitted to bring in -men it will be possible to have the plant in full operation in a phort time. He held that the men con fined in the building are enjoying themselves hugely, and that everything possible has been done to insure their comfort. At union headquarters President Willis tells an entirely different story. He says that the union's information from the inside, union men having been left there to report, is that practically nothing is being accomplished, and that if the company is not able to bring in strike breakers within a day or two the men now working there will capit ulate and join the strikers. Through the spies left in the plant, it is claimed that the seed of dissension is being Bowed, and that the result will be ap parent in a day or two. Forsythe Denies Rumors "If such are the claims of the union, Jt is very much mistaken," commented Foreman Forsythe, who lacked but six votes of being elected mayor over May or Lytle at the recent election. "The men are satisfied. A few minutes be fore I left the building three men who had in some manner passed the pickets at the rear of the building came in and were engaged. There are more men in the building than the reports of the union show. Do I expect to gain en trance to the plant tomorrow?" re peated Forsythe. "I certaintly do, al though George Steep, the secretary of the union, told me as I came out that he did not think I could go back in. I g^iess that matter will be fixed," he concluded, significantly. L. Machinsky, a 6t. Paul meat deal er, was the last person to be allowed to take meat from the Swift plant. This •was about 4 o'clock. A special permit was granted by the union officers on the showing that Machinsky purchased and paid for the meat some days befoie the strike was ordered. "But that is the last piece of meat that will leave the Swift packing plant until this Btrike is settled, no matter when it was bought," declared President Willis, with decision. "This strike is going to be won, and we will not be victorious If we permit the delivery of meat. If attempts are made to send out meat we will stop the wagons and refuse under any circumstances to allow them to proceed." When asked if this would not be resorting to force, which he had said that he would under no cir cumstances countenance, President Willis said that the refusal to allow the wagons to proceed would be done in a quiet manner, and that no prop erty would be destroyed. Passes for but Few At the morning session of the union the question of passing in the officials of the company was discussed, and by almost unanimous vote it was decided to refuse to give further passes except to the manager and the superintendent und to watchmen. Another session was held in the afternoon, at which there was a strong demand made upon Pres ident Willis to at once call out the en gineers and firemen, it being claimed that this action would tie up the plant entirely and bring the company to terms. In a strong speech President Willis declined to order a strike of the engi neers and firemen except as a last re- Bort, saying that to do so at this time would entail a heavy financial loss on the company, and not really benefit the union. Although a great many of the members were in favor of acting at once the decision of President Willis prevailed, and the engineers and fire men will be passed through the picket lines this morning unless the deputy sheriffs precipitate trouble before these workmen enter. President Willis also warned the men that if there was any destruction of property he would no "longer support the movement. It was claimed by the union men afterwards that their power to call out the firemen and engineers gives them the key to the situation, and that when the time comes the strike will be won by calling out the men. It was claimed that Manager Bangs and Supt. Burns had called upon President Willis and Secretary Steep and begged that they refra-in from calling out the engineers and firemen. It was asserted that the officers of the union agreed to delay action until every other method of "winning the strike has been exhausted. It was intimated strongly that if an effort is made to break through the picket line today every piece of ma chinery in the building will be silenced. It was claimed that the engineers and firemen are ready to leave at any mo ment, a code of signals having been agreed upon to warn them when the time has come. A hundred strikers as serted that President Willis could in a minute stop the machinery and cause Swift .& Co. the loss of thousands of dollars. There were many peculiar features during the day. George Steeps, the sec retary of the union, took a sack of non union tobacco from a boy, and after Btrewing the contents on the railroad track pave the boy 10 cents with which to purchase "union tobacco." Mary Blake, Esther Stark, Mabel ■Williams, Elsie Goddard and May Howard, five of the striking women, remained with the pickets some time yesterflay. They approached some men who wanted to go through the picket line and apply for work, and argued with the would-be strike breakers in an impasioned manner. The women claimed that they were striking to se cure living wages; that their wages had been reduced from $1.50 per day to $1.25, and that some of them were get ting but 75 cents. The talk of the, women had a peculiar effect on the men, and without arguing the matter further the latter took the next motor for St. Paul. Beef Supply Is Exhausted I It Or admitted by all concerned, in cluding the strikers and the packers, that tne fresh beef supply for St. Paul will bs; exhausted by tonight, and that what is secured after that must come from butchers doing their own killing, ©r from independent packers, unless the strike Is declared off or strike break ers caja be introduced. As to fresh pork It is figured that the independent pack- Ing concerns can supply the St. Paul i demand without increasing the price. . All three of the independent packers jaxe running at full force. The Mc- Millan company, which handles only hogs, is killing 600 a day. The plant has a killing capacity of twice this amount, owing to the introduction of new machinery, but the cooling facili ties are not sufficient to care for this capacity. W. E. McCormick is killing daily 250 hogs, 400 sheep and 100 cat tle, this b4tng done fey working tlay and night shifts. Staples & King, also known as the W. C. Bronson plant, if handling the same business.- All these firmSfchave signed the union scale, are able to buy stock at a^less. figure than usual, and by getting a good price for their meat are making an attractive profit. A number of meat dealers arc. preparing to do their own slaughter ing, the union officers claiming that men are daily being furnished for this purpose. ■ . But thirty-one cars of cattle were received at the yards yesterday, and hog shipments were correspondingly light. BANGS ASKS GOVERNOR . FOR STATE TROOPS If the village and county authorities are unable, by swearing in. special po licemen and deputy sheriffs, to. pro tect life, property" and the public peace at South St. Paul, Gov. Van Sant will call out the militia. He will not take such drastic ac tion, however, until the local authori ties have shown themselves incapable of handling the striking butchers and packers at South St. Paul. Robert Jamison, private secretary to Gov. Van Sant, yesterday told Gen eral Manager John S. Bangs, of Swift & Co., and a delegation of St. Paul business men, that when the local au thorities at South St. Paul had ex hausted all their efforts to protect life and property at the hands of striking butchers, then, on the requisition of Sheriff Grisim and a showing suffi cient to justify so unusual a step, Gov. Van Sant would call out the militia. Gov. Van Sant, who was in lowa, was informed of the situation, and Secretary Jamison's statement was made on authority. The strained situation at South St. Paul yesterday forenoon resulted in the appearance of General Manager Bangs at the governor's office at the state capitol in the afternoon. Simul taneously with the arrival of Swift & Co.'s St. Paul representative appeared a delegation of prominent St. Paul manufacturers and jobbers and Mayor Lytle, of South St. Paul, and Sheriff J. J. Grisim, of Dakota county. Adjt. Gen. E. D. Libbey, of the Minnesota national guard, was also present. At torney General W. J. Donahower was expected, but did not participate in the conference. At the suggestion of Bangs, newspaper men weie ex'cludjed from the meeting, which continued for a matter of nearly two hours. Among the business men present were R. A. Kirk, J. H. Beck, John Townsend, T. N. Scnulze and others. Mr. Beck is secretary and Mr. Town send is treasurer of the International Mercantile agency, and the others are prominent in manufacturing and job bing. Bangs Asks for Militia It was reported after the conference that Mr. Bangs had asked for the pres ence of the militia, at South St. Paul to permit his. company to operate its plant if it had the men with which to work the different departments. No absolute denial was made of the report, but Secretary Jamison said: "Mr. Bangs was very reasonable in his request. He said that all he want ed was opportunity to protect the rights of his company and the men employed by it. Under the circumstances he was satisfied he should have the assistance of the peace officers and possibly the executive department. "The situation at South St. Paul ap pears to be about this," said Secretary Jamison. "Mayor Lytle has a police force of six men, and the sheriff of Dakota county has arrived on the scene of the strike and has shown a disposition to co-operate with the po lice in protecting employes and prop erty. He has sworn in six deputies at Hastings and taken them to South SL Paul and is now assisting the police force of the village. But there are al most a thousand men and women out at the packing plants and the officers are impotent against them if they want to prevent other employes from going to work. "Swift & Co. are desirous of giving employment to men, but the strikers, whenever the company has attempted to take any of them into their plant, have'prevented tbem by-dissuasion and have in some cases put hands upon them and pushed them back. I believe that s the extent of the force and vio lence that has been attempted. "The situation appears to be in statu quo. Swift & Co. can make none but futile attempts. They have called on the sheriff to do his utmost It re mains to be seen what the sheriff can do, but when he exhausts his resources and shows that he is powerless and calls on the governor, and makes it appear that some action on the part of the governor is necessary, then some action will be taken." Claim Public Is Interested The representations by Messrs. Kirk Beck and the others who acompanied them were to the effect that the. public is interested, for if the strike shall con tinue any length of time it will be in imical to the interests of the people and as every citizen is interested they hoped that the matter will be adjusted as soon as possible. The appearance of the delegation of business men came as -a' surprise to Secretary Jamison, who. had no in formation in advance that there was to be a conference. He said one of the business men first introduced himself then the others and began to talk It is supposed that they appeared at the invitation of Mr. Bangs, who desired .them to assist him in presenting his Ml\,r Lytle' the South St- Pau* mayor and Mr. Grisim, the sheriff of Dakota county, who were at the conference were not inclined to discuss its pro ceedings upon its adjournment. The South St. Paul mayor said something of the "interference of St. Paul" in affairs of his town. The sheriff abso lutely declined to talk tmd he and his mayor friend departed immediately for South St. Paul. J. H. Beck, who was spokesman for the business men, said last night that he had no statement to tnake^ He had appeared as an individual before the governor's representa.yve v and it had been agreed that any statement of the proceedings should come from Secre tary Jamison. He would not assume to correct any statement that Secre tary Jamison might give out, Jamison Makes Statement Secretary Jamison made a statement at the close of the conference which sets forth the position taken by the governor. While Gov. Van Sant was at Dubuque, lowa, yesterday the sec retary succeeded in gettingr him by tel ephone and laid the facts before him. In making the statement, it was un derstood that the governor's private secretary was acting wholly in accord with the wishes of Gov. Van Sant. Said the secretary: "I told the representatives of the packing plants, the business men and the authorities of South St. Paul and Dakota county that when the local officers, the mayor of the town and the VHE ST. PAUL GLOBE. SATURDAY, JULY 16, 1904 MICHAEL E. B9NNELLY ISP^ - " ; "' "ifflfflSifcfc- % ■ ":... ' President of Amalgamated Association to Which the Stock Yards Strikers Belong. Mr. Donnelly Will Arrive at South St. Paul Today sheriff of the county, had exhausted all efforts to protect life and property and the peace of the community, that then a requisition might be made by the sheriff of Dakota county, and if the showing is sufficient to justify the governor in resorting to the unusual and extraordinary step In calling out the militia the governor would do so. The governor has so notified me by telephone. So far the sheriff has not exhausted his efforts. He has the au thority and power to swear in depu ties and I have no doubt he will do so." PICKETS ROUND UP STRIKE BREAKERS The striking butchers and packers at South St. Paul made what they believe to be an important capture late last night. Seven of eight men who were riding in a box car in a Great Western freight train were captured and held prisoners in the strikers' headquarters. They are thought by the strikers to be strike breakers who had intended to jump from the train when it stopped at South St. Paul and sprint for the entrance to Swift & Co.'s plant. The men protest that they are sim ply out to see the country and are not looking for a chance to work. Th<?,y. will be put on a passenger train bound for St. Paul this morning and their fares paid to the city. Until the pas senger train appears the captives will remain in the custody of the strikers at their headquarters. The incident created considerable excitement at South St. Paul. TUft train arrived from the south at 11:30 o'clock and stopped at the station. The pickets were on watch for men who might be smuggled into the packing plants from trains, and when one of the eight men in the box ca» put his head out the door of the freight car in which they were riding there was ex citement. "There they are!' 1 yelled one of tha pickets, and a crowd of men made n rush for the car containing the trav eled. In fear of their lives the eight men dropped out "the doors of the car and scattered. The crowd pursued an-l succeeded after a brisk chase in rounding up seven of the eight. The prisoners were marched under heavy guard to the strikers' headquarterrs fn the village engine house. There they were closely questioned, but all denied that they had intended to stop at South St. Paul and accept work in the places of the strikers. The strikers were suspicious and decided, after a conference to take no chances. Tho seven were therefore put under guard and will be put on the first passenger train this morning for St. Paul. DISPUTE STILL HANGS FIRE IN CHICAGO Negotiations Are at a Standstill, Nei ther Side Being Inclined to Yield CHICAGO, July 15.—Negotiations for peace in the stock yards strike are practically at a standstill tonight, and the strike will continue until one side or the other abates something of Us demands. Both sides are anxious for a peaceable settlement, but the stum bling block is that neither side is pre pared to allow the other to dictate the basis of arbitration. This afternoon the packers consid ered Mr. Donnelly's reply to their proposition of last night, but it proved unsatisfactory, and the union officials were notified that it would be impos sible to reach an agreement along the lines suggested by Mr. Donnelly. In their answer the packers declared themselves willing to arbitrate, but stipulated that the arbitration should include the entire scope of the strike and not be subject to restrictions or limitations of any kind. This commu nication was identical with the one sent yesterday to Mr. Donnelly, and to which his counter proposition of today was a reply. With the reply of the packers was sent a note to Mr. Don nelly, notifying him that they would be ready for his answer tomorrow, and that if he desired another con ference with them they would be pleased to meet him in another effort to reach a basis of arbitration. No arrangements have as yet been made for another conference, but the reply of the unions to the last note of the packers will be sent tomorrow morning, after which Mr. Donnelly will leave for St. Louis, where he will address a mass meeting of strikers Sunday afternoon. Mr. Donnelly's last proposition to the packers was as follows: All grievances- to be submitted to ar bitration; all strikers to be reinstated in a body; men employed by the pack ers since the strike may be retained if use can be found for them^ the tem porary wage scale to be that in effect previous to May 28. This means that unskilled labor is to be paid, pending the decision of the arbitrators, 18% cents instead of 15 to 17% cents, the prices paid since May 28. The following is the reply of the packers to the proposition of Mr. Don nelly: All grievances to be submitted to ar bitration; the strikers to be re-em ployed as rapidly as places can be found for them, preference to be given the strikers in the order of their appli cations for work; all men now at work to be retained and the temporary wages to be in accordance with the schedule in effect at the time of the strike. The allied trades unions at the stock yards are becoming restless, and unless a settlement is reached in the near fu ture they may decide to stop work in sympathy with the men already out. The members of the allied crafts at the yards in this city number be tween 14,000 and 15,000, and a major ity of them belong to the union. A mass meeting of these men will be held tomorrow night, when the question of their quitting work will be dis cussed. The work in the packing plants in this city was continued today on a much larger scale than at any time since the strike has been declared. Many new men have been employed, among whom, it is said, r are many skilled workmen, and the packers de clare that they are doing better than they expected. The attempt of the general manager of Armour & Co. to show the office force and inside help how to slaughter produced not a little excitement as well as good natured chaffing of the general manager at the stock yards to day. The steer did not succumb until the ainimal's tail had been twisted around a post and the victim had been dealt a heavy second blow on the head with a sledge hammer. The manager is a powerful man, and when he dealt the steer the second blow it dropped as if dead. The first blow was a glancing one and the animal struggled to its feet. It rushed bellowing into the room where.undreysadccareasses. hang. Assistant Superintendent Shaw, vain ly tugging at a rope tied about th« maddened creature's horns, was drag ged along the floor, until he managed to twist the steer's tail around a post, when a second blow from the man ager's hammer ended the creature's struggles. This afternoon a non-union work man was assaulted by a crowd as he emerged from the entrance to the yards. He was beaten, kicked and stoned, but managed to reach a street car and escape. The crowd threw stones at the car and injured a striker who was aboard. With the increase in the working force the packing houses were today able to fill all orders and slaughtering was done on a sufficiently large scale to warrant the buying at the yards in the morning. The workmen who have tak en the places of strikers were not mo lested while in the yards and the pack ers declare the meat famine can be averted for many weeks. Around the stock yards tonight, the expression was general that the strike would last until next week. . .- Violence at Sioux City SIOUX CITY, lowa, July 15.—As the non-union men were leaving t,he Cud ahy packing plant after work today they were set upon by a gang of union workingmen, who threw bricks and stones. Street car windows were smashed, but no one *"was seriously in jured. Cots have been provided at the plant for non-union men and in event of trouble tomorrow they will sleep at the plant. Black Hills Will Feel It DEADWOOD, S. D., July 15.—The Black Hills will be seriously affected by the packing house strike. Although the Black Hills is in one of- tbe most thickly cattle-settled districts very lit tle of the ranch-fed meat comes here. The packing houses have offices which distribute beef all over the country. An. advance has occurred and the pack ers predict a still further advance. BROUGHT DOMINICAN PRESIDENT TO TERMS Minister Powell Interferes in Defense of a Merchant Vessel • WASHINGTON,, D, C., July 15.—An incident in connection, with the disturb ed conditions in tke Dominican republic and the firm stand taken by Minister Powell on one occasion is shown by the ♦ current volume oa foreign relations, ad vance sheets of which are now. appear f ing. Mr. Powell,asked the president ,to .rescind an order which prevented a merchant vessel from departing from port and landing her cargo at-certain places, and on receiving a reply from 'the president that he could not do so, .the minister said: «• "Then, your excellency, there is but . one course open to you to take. I shall direct the captain to proceed to those places to tend this cargo, and you either will haire to sink her or al low her to land, and in doing so you will accept future responsibility for your action." Van Home Is a Bank Director NEW YORK, July 15.—Sir William Van Home and George H. Macey have been elected directors of the Interna tional Banking corporation, taking the places of James H. Hyde and W. H. Maclntyre. Bearsthe »Ite Kind Yori Have Always PougM TELLS OF MURDERS Two Men Will Die for Killing Van Gorder and Sister BELMONT, N. T., July 15.—The whole story of the murder of John Van Gorder and his half sister, Anna Farnham, at the Van Gorder homestead near Agelica on the night of May 3, was told on the wit ness stand today by Gulseppe Versacia, one of their slayers. Versacia made a desperate effort by putting the brunt of the crime on Antonio' Giorgia, who was convicted yesterday, to secure a life sentence, but after fifteen minutes' de liberation the jury returned a verdict finding him guilty of murder in the first degree. While the jury was out Antonio Gior tfia was sentenced to death, and following the verdict Versacia met the same fate. Pasquale Olivia and Sebastino Pizzatti, the other two of the quartette indicted for the murder, were discharged. Versacia's story of the "crime was as follows: "On the night of May 3 Giorgia and I walked to Van Gorder's and hid until dark. Then we went into the house. Mr. Van Gorder passed me a chair and I sat down. Just then Giorgia drove two knives into the man, one with each hand, and killed him. Turning to me he said, 'You kill the lady, or I will kill you both.' I was afraid and I drove my sheath knife into her body and she fell. I then ran into the road. Giorgia came came out fifteen minutes later. He had a bundle in his hand. I said, 'Why do you kill this man and woman?' and he said, 'Because they have money.' "We struck across the fields and met Olivia and Pizzatti. We walked to Swain's station, where we took a train to Buffalo. The next day we were ar rested." Versacia prayed fervently while the jury was out and repeated again and again, "Mother, I'll never see you again." A year ago Giorgia and Versacia came from Italy, where both had served terms in prison. GRAIN DEALER KILLS WIFE AND DAUGHTER Then Washburne Takes His Own Life —Cause of the Tragedy Unknown BUFFALO, N. T., July 15.—One of the most shocking tragedies that ever occurred in this city came to light to day when the dead bodies of Edgar T. Washburne, a member of the grain firm of Heathfield & Washburne, on the Board of Trade, Washburne'a wife and his young daughter, Gladys, fifteen years old, were found in a bedroom of their home in this city. Mr. Wash burne had shot and killed his wife and daughter and then turned the weapon upon his own head and killed himself. It Is believed the deed was commit ted while Mr. Washburne was suffer ing from a temporary fit of Insanity. He had written a letter to a relative recently saying he was having trouble in business. As far as known the members of the family had not had any trouble among themselves. Last evening was spent by the Washburne family at the house of a neighbor, and all appeared in a jovial mood. The tragedy was discovered by a relative who called at the Washburne house shortly before noon today. When the police arrived they found Mrs. Washburne and her daughter lying dead side by side in bed and Wash burne was dead on the floor at the foot of the bed. Evidently Washburne shot the girl first as she lay in bed. When Mrs. Washburne, aroused by the shot, partly raised herself in the bed, Wash burne fired the second shot, the bul let entering the woman's left temple and causing instant death. Washburne •picked up a mirror, and, taking aim, shot himself in the right temple. The news of the tragedy had the effect of practically closing the grain exchange for the remainder of the day. Washburne was an ardent spiritual ist. When he first entered the grain business it is said that he was very fortunate and that he attributed his success to advice received through mediums. MINNESOTA REGIMENT GETS A RECEPTION Chief Event of the Day at the State Building, World's Fair ST. LOUIS, July 15.—There was an informal reception in honor of the First regiment, Minnesota National Guard, at the Minnesota state building tonight. Music was furnished by the South Da kota band. Mrs. E. J. Walsh, hostess in the Wis consin state building-, entertained at a reception today in honor of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Averill, of Madison, Was., and Mrs. W. E. Mansh, wife of General Manager Marsh, of the Rock Island railroad. Grant Thomas, a member of the Wis consin commission, is in Milwaukee en deavoring to make arrangements for the celebration of Milwaukee day at the fair the last of this month. CONTROL ON THE ISTHMUS IS DISPUTED Panama Government Insists It Is the Whole Thing Till Canal Is Built PANAMA, July 15.—N0 settlement has been reached of the questions pending be tween the republic of Panama and the authorities of the canal zone. The Pan ama government is firm in the belief that the only correct interpretation of the canal treaty Is that until the canal shall be constructed all parts of the isthmus are under the direct jurisdiction of Pan ama. The fact that the relations be tween the Panama government and Maj. Gen. Davis, governor of the canal zone, are very cordial leads the people of the republic to hope that the questions at is-, sue will be satisfactorily settled. Mrs. Elias Will Have a Receiver NEW YORK, July 15. —The tempo rary injunction obtained by John R. Platt, the aged millionaire, who is suing Hannah Elias, the negress, to re .cover $685,000 worth of property deed ed to her by him in 1896, 1898, 1899 and 1901, which restrained banks made party defendants to his action from paying to Mrs. Elias any moneys held by them on deposit by her, pending the determination of the suit, was today continued by Justice Blanchard, who also announced that he would appoint a receiver of all the woman's property. He announced, however, that the prop • er allowances should be made to Mrs. Elias for living expenses. Church Appears in the Flesh PARIS, July 15.—A. Church, of Nay att Point, R. 1., presented himself be fore the second tribunal of the Seine today and fully established his iden tity. The appearance of Mr. Church caused a rather dramatic climax in the contest made against the will in which the late M. Poulet left $260,000 in French bonds to Mr. Church, the French heirs having created the im pression that this was another case of a fictitious American claimant- CZAR'S LINES HAVE TO CONTRACT ■ Continued From First Page tfhe hsi?e gnc be eo°fr^ ie f°rtreSS °f Port Arthur,;and; as making % the silence of Tokyo : regarding it all the more significant. § & ■ '"' , GENERAL AND AIDE WOUNDED : ' r^: Russian correspondent in the field says that an aide to < Gen. Rennenkampff and seven Cossacks were wounded £ P the skirmish in which the general was shot in a leg (be- i rr P uTsedT U"?w gT d Saiamatzein which the Japanese were lSu?i™ «t J7 of Japanese reinforcements are wounlfi ? V' the COrrespondent says, and he adds that " who niS ,5 aPaneSe priSOnerS captured on Black mountain who died subsequently, were buried with military honors ij§pFi: '•':-^--:^V :" MAY BE A HOAX ';' ' ' '■■'• LONDON, July 16.—The Tokyo correspondent of the •• Sls^ S Sal SJhat^ h he- StPetersburg story of a Japanese re pulse with heavy casualties at Port Arthur July 10 is wholly! discredited in Tokyo, where no such' reports nave been re ceived.-at is believed that the story originated in Shanghai. ■' " SAMSONOFF DEFEATS JAPS '.. •'. "T LIAU-YANG, ; July IS.—Gen. Samsonofl seriously checked the advance in. the direction of Yin Kow July 11. His Cos sacks ambushed the Japanese column and put 1,000 out of • action. , The Japanese ; attempted to ' advance to Yin Kow. along the coast, but they were hindered by the marshy coun try, which also; increased their difficulties in carrying Off their dead and wounded during the retreat. The Russians had expected a movement in this direc- ; tion and a company of.cavalry with two guns lay in ambush m the high grass, catching the Japanese in the most difficult part of the: coast road and shattering their advance col umn. The artillery fire of the Russians was splendid and " the Japanese were unable to make an effective reply They were forced to retreat. The Russian losses were six killed and seven wounded. . ':■:'}}-?■ ' Japs Won't Help Revolutionists MOSCOW, July 15.—According to a story in circulation here, a revolution ary organization sent a package of pamphlets to Japan, requesting that they be distributed among the Russian prisoners. The pamphlets were re turned with the statement that the Japanese did not engage in such work. Jews Feed the Czar TAMBOFF, Russia, July 15.—Em peror Nicholas arrived here at 11 o'clock this morning and accepted FARMER FIGHTS AN HOUR WITH A HUGE SNAKE Young Man Almost Loses Life in En counter With Strange Reptile LIBERTY, Ind., July 15.—1 nan en counter with a huge snake of an un known species near the mouth of a cave in the hills, Norman Jones, a young farmer, almost lost his l!i'e. Jones, who had heard that the cave was the haunt of a snake, saw the rop tile sunning itself as he approached the cave. Seizing a club he attacked the snake, believing he could kill it with little trouble. But the snake proved a formidable adversary for an hour. At one time, Jones says, tha snake coiled about his neck and was slowly strangling him when he managed to cut it with his pocket knife. The snake re leased its hold and dropped to the ground. Believing the reptile dead, Jones made his way to a farm house. He returned with two men, who were to assist in skinning the prize. But.the snake had disappeared in the cave, leaving- a trail behind it. Jones says the snake was filmost twelve feet long and that his Mack body was at least three feet in circum ference. Its head was large and flat and a yellow streak ran from its head to its tail down the middle of its back. Jones declares that he will explore the cave and kill the snake if he can fend any one to aid him. It is said that parts of the cave, which was once a rendezvous for rob bers, have never been explored. In re cent years many persons have seen the snake near the mouth of the cave, and the place has been given a wide berth. GEMS HID IN SHOES; BURGLARS MISS THEM Mrs. Walter Moore's Strategy Saves Valuables When Home Is Robbed BROOKLYN, N. T., July 15.—80y bands of burglars in Flatbush, Brook lyn, having been suppressed by the po lice, profesional cracksmen are now operating there. The home of Mr. Walter Moore, for mer president of the Knickerbockr club, at No. 630 Flatbush avenue, was entered Friday night. That only $15 worth of plated silverware and a ten »♦»♦♦♦♦♦♦»»♦»♦♦»♦»♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦-♦♦♦»♦♦♦♦♦»♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦» PKESIDENX jDIAX, Elected President of Mexico for the Sixth Consecutive Time bread and salt from a deputation rep resenting the Jewish community. After service at the cathedral he re viewed the troops. On leaving Tam boff his majesty was enthusiastically cheered by the -people assembled in the streets. Russians Seize Dispatch Boat LONDON, July 15.—The Morning Post's Shanghai correspondent says that the Chicago Daily News dispatch boat Fawan has been seized by the Russians and towed into Port Arthur. dollar bill were taken was due to the strategy of Mrs. Moore, the house hav ing been visited by burglars on two former occasions. In the dining room Mrs. Moore had left some plated silverware, which the burglars gathered up. The sleeping apartments were ransacked and rem nants of sulphur matches were found everywhere. In a closet which they searched there hung three or four shabby looking bags, containing several hundred dollars' worth of solid silver ware, and hanging from a sWe gas bracket was a blue bag labeled "Shoes." In the shoes were valuable articles of jewelry. A ten dollar bill was found in one of Mr. Moore's pock ets. BIG FLYING FISH STARTLES SHIP'S CREW Boards Philadelphia at Night—Meas ures 15 Inches From Tip to Tip NEW YORK, July 15.—With many well known persons among her passen gers, the Philadelphia, of the American line, brought to port yesterday a tale of an unusual visit which was paid to the ship on her voyage to the other side. One of the ship's engineers was standing on the first platform of the engine room about 2 o'clock on the morning: of June 20, when he wan startled by an object which sailed in from somewhere overhead and landed at his feet. It floundered about helplessly, and when the engineer and the oilers had recovered irom the shock they found it was a flying fish, which measured fif teen inches from tip to tip of the wings. It was a foot in length. Remember Mad Anthony NTACK, N. V., July 15.—The 125 th anniversay of the capture of Stony Point by Gen. Anthony Wayne, in the Revolu tionary war ,was celebrated today by the State Scenic and Historical socie ty. Gen. Horatio King, of New York, delivered the principal address. Stony Point was purchased two years ago by the state. Experience Rounder —Do you believe in the control of one mind over another? Married Man —I certainly do; I was hyp notized when I proposed to the girl that is now my wife.—Detroit Free Press.