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Stock Yards Unionists Launch
i Panic Among Depositors
1 and Long Line Forms
'' CHICAGO, Aug. s.—The strike in the
packing houses was practically lost
sight of today in the excitement at
tending a run on the Drovers' Trust
and Savings bank, one of the stock
yards institutions. The rush of the de
positors to the bank started early today
because of a rumor that one of the
packers' representatives had with
drawn his money from the institution
and reports that the bank was being
used by the packing companies as an
adjunct in paying off their new em
ployes who have taken the places of
the strikers.
All day long hundreds of excited de
positors, most of whom had only small
sums in the bank, stood in line wait
ing to withdraw their deposits. When
the closing hour arrived this afternoon
there were 1,000 persons in line. The
officers of the bank determined to meet
the emergency called in extra help and
remained open until every depositor
who appeared was paid. The paying
tellers were kept busy until nearly 8
o'clock. By that time every man in
line had been paid in full and fresh
ones ceased to come. Tt Is estimated
3,000 depositors,were paid today. When
the run was at its height the bank
withdrew $100,000 of its deposit with
the Commercial National bank and a
like amount from the First National
bank in order to prevent any possibility
of the bank being unable to meet its
Many of the workmen now on strike
in the packing plants have deposits in
the Drovers' Trust and Savings bank,
but the majority of the persons who
gathered about the place today for
their money were small tradesmen 4n
the stock yards district and .working
people who are not and have not been
connected in a labor capacity with the
packing plants.
The Teamsters' union, the members
of which are on strike, have $200,000
on deposit in the bank, but no effort
was made to withdraw this money to
day, the secretary of the union decid
ing that the money will remain where
it is as the bank is as solid as a rock.
Rumors of another peace conference
between the packers and the strikers
were occasioned tonight by the ap
pearance at the live stock exchange of
J. M. Boardman and M. E. Milner, pres
ident and secretary of the Montana
Roundup association, an organization
of drovers, which sends nearly 250,000
head of cattle to the yards each year.
Although the stock yards officials and
packers representatives denied any
knowledge of any peace move, it is
known the Montana men will try to
arrange a conference.
Insured for $400, Painter AN
tempts to Jump From
Williamsburg Bridge
NEW YORK, Aug. 5.—A little wom
an with-^yes as blue as the sky and a
troubled look on her pleasant face turn
ed the corner of Third avenue into
Tenth street, paused, staggered a little,
and then went down in a heap. Kind
hands carried her to the drug store on
the corner, where she sat up, asked for
her baby, and then hurried home as
fast as her tired feet could carry her.
She was Mrs. Samuel Krell, of No.
367 East Tenth street, whose husband
is under arrest in Brooklyn charged
with having attempted to throw him
self from the new Williamsburg bridge
on Friday. Mrs. Krell had been walk
ing about the streets all yesterday try
ing to find some one to bail her hus
band out of jail. She had had nothing
to eat since the day before, and then
only dry bread and water. Three chil
dren, the oldest ten and the youngest
three, were at home crying for food.
Blacklisted as a Striker
Samuel Krell, painter, thirty-four
years old, was in a strike six years ago.
The strike was broken and Krell was
blacklisted with a thousand others.
Since then, when he has applied for
work at his trade, the answer has been
always the same. The employer has
consulted a mysterious little book, run
his finger down to the X's and shaken
his head with a scowl.
Two weeks ago Krell got work in a
door factory. He earned $10, and with
this hurried home to his family on Fri
day. On the Williamsburg bridge his
weakness overcame him, for he had
been working without food, and faint
ed. When he came to himself and felt
for his money it was gone. He had
been robbed, and was desperate. He
recalled the fact that his life was in
sured for $400 and that lead poisoning
in his system was eating deeper day
by day. At best he could not last much
longer—and dead he would be worth
Caught When About to Leap
Throwing his coat down on the
bridge Krell dashed for the rail. As he
was going over into the dizzy depth
below David Levy, truckman, of No. 21
Chrystie street, caught him by the col
lar and saved his life.
When Krell told his story before
Magistrate Furlong in the Lee avenue
court In Williamsburg there were tears
in the judge's eyes. He was obliged to
hold the man on the technical charge
of attempting suicide, however.
Mrs. Krell, waiting for her husband
to come with his pay, heard the story
yesterday and started out to find bail.
Her neighbors would have helped her if
they could, but they are all as poor as
she. Her rent of $10 is due Monday
jnorning, and if it is not paid the moth
er and three children will be put into
the street. The youngest baby could
hardly lift its head when the reporters
called last night, and the young men
went out for milk. The family had a
Bupper of bread and milk last night,
but today there is not a bit of food in
the clean, tidy little flat.
"Strangled Knapp Weak
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. s.—Alfred
Knapp, the "strangler," who has been
condemned to die in the electric chair
on Aug. 19, has collapsed and cannot
eat or sleep. He has joined the Catho
lic church. The prison officials fear he
Will have to be carried to the chair.
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SINCE securing her divorce from Sidney C. Love, of Chicago, Mrs.
Love, who was a Faribault (Minn.) girl, has been known among
her friends as Mrs. Minerva C. Love. The panel at the top is a scene
at the last Lake Forest horse show, in which Mrs. Love took an active
Secretary Shaw Cuts North
Star State of Trip Plan*
ned for Visitors
CHICAGO, Aug. s.—Secretary of the
Treasury Shaw's suggestion that the
members of the interparliamentary
group for the promotion of arbitration
who will arrive in New York from
Europe the first week in September
be taken on a tour through the large
industrial centers of the United States
was adopted at a meeting here today of
the committee appointed by congress
to provide for their entertainment. It
was also decided that each member of
the entertainment committee should
take charge of the guests as they pass
ed through the state in which such
member resides.
It was decided not to include Minne
sota in the tour. The convention will
be held in St. Louis instead of Wash
ington as was at first planned. After
the tour the visitors will go to Wash
ington, where they will be greeted by
President Roosevelt.
As soon as the guests arrive In New
York, Secretary Shaw suggests that
they be taken to Pittsburg to view the
iron and steel plants- and obtain an
idea of the extent to which this field
of industry has been developed in
America. From there they will be
taken to St. Louis, where they remain
five or six days at the world's fair.
From St. Louis the party will be
taken to Omaha, possibly stopping en
route at either St. Joseph or Kansas
City, where they will be able to in
spect the live stock industry. From
Omaha they will come to Chicago and
visit the packing industries and other
commercial enterprises of the city.
They will go from Chicago to Ashta
bula, Ohio, to examine the facilities for
handling coal and iron. From there
they will be taken to Buffalo and Ni
agara Falls to see the ways in which
the falls have been put to use In gen
erating electrical power. The visitors
will then be taken to New York and
from there to Washington, where they
will hold their conferences.
Had Different Reasons
"I'm afraid that you can't graduate this
year, after all," said the high school pro
fessor to the Sweet Young Thing, .who
was shy in Greek or something.
"No," she replied, "I can't. The dress
maker simply can't get my dress finished
in time —isn't it too bad?"— Cleveland
Nebuchadnezzar's Hard Luck
Nebuchadnezzar cropped the grass.
"It's hard," he mused, "that I should
have to chew instead of smoke—just at
the time the candidates give their friends
perfectos, toe."
Hereupon for the first time he felt the
full weight of his punishment.—New York
Just Ordinary
Mrs. Waterstock (just back from Eu-""!
rope)—So Blanche Roxton got married at j
last? I understand it was a very swell
Mrs. Ritchie—You've been misinform
ed. Why. even the precinct reserves
i weren't cabled out!— Puck. '
Operators Offer to Abide by the
Decision In Checking
WILKESBARRE, Pa., Aug. s.—At
the meeting of the: anthracite board
of conciliation, held today at the . re
quest of , the miners, i the operators pre
sented a plan for the settlement of
1 the check ~weighmen .arid check ; dock
ing boss questions, which have; caused
so much : trouble in the upper coal
I fields.-' The .operators ask| that the en
tire controversy be submitted to Judge
George Gray, the chairman of the an
thracite coal strike commission, .; his
decision to be ! final and binding. ■ The
miners ask • for ' time ,to I consider • * the
proposition, and action was deferred
: until" the • next ; meeting •of ? the : board,
I which will be held here on Aug. 12.;<<>
: The grievance of the - employes of
Coxe Bros. & Co., of the middle coal
; fields,- was also taken ;up by; the board.
..The men claim . that V several ';. of 5 their
;number .; were ; discharged : for loading
;' coal / above := a ; certain ; size,',when ■ they
had never received notice not to do : so.* 1
The ; matter 's was temporarilyisettled
by ,i a resolution, presented |by : the op-;
erators, ':■■. being * adopted, v. to '.*• the effect
that the s suspended employes jbe rein
stated •" immediately and , as : a compen
.; sation - for. their : loss to ; allow ; them 50
; per cent - of ; their ; average earnings
from the X date of - the i: grievance, ; the
earnings . of ; -: the • > month | previous B to
"their suspension to :be the basis of the
calculation. ~ '"'■'■''-■'- "v 7: ~
X The.t matter has ; been x before the
board for some ; time, and the men had
decided :to strike unless it was soon:
"settled. -„-;■ -:■; ■•• ;•■_■ : -;v ; ;■;:::>'.; , ■ ■
A Short Lecture
Beware of the drinkaye,-. even a sip.
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thinking; .' "~ ■'.; '>• : -:r :_rr
Though there's many a slip .'twlxt.the cup
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. . There . are : many' - more C: slips after
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. Ostracized ."■;:::' :
~'- "What "kind of an animal is that that
sits moping and dejectedl in the far corner
of C. the ■> cage, shunned ; by t all > the f' othr
animals, and i never ; lifting its eyes?" a^
"That," said the attendant at the Zoo,
"is the •: monkey." who '■■■ became' famous; as
the star guest; at: a - Newport, freak . din
ner."—Washington Star. . .
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;: Doctor —-As = you Kr live ::•- in ■ the r city, I
. wouldn't advise the sea level for c a vaca
tion. You need a change of altitude, so go"
to the mountains. ; ; -7.. .- v -'.:'-~-~:"*
"Z: Patient —But, doctor, you .' seem ;to ' for
get > that I've * been living ;in? a > skyscraper
■ hotel. — Topics. ? ■,■ ; ; 'f.-;- tf"' :;. ;: -/ ~j
B«ar» the The Kind You Have Always BougM
When In doubt as to how your money
i should be \ invested, read "The '}.. Globe's
Paying Wants." "^' ■ - •' "',- -'\V • ' '-'•'- j
Building Devoted to Wonder
ful Dreams and Other
ESOPUS, N. V., "Ang. s.—ln the
southeast corner of Judge Parker's
farm, back of Rpsemount lodge and
near the road which runs from the
pickerel pond to the Esopus pier, is
the rumor factory. It is the newest
and least expensive of the buildings on
the farm. Its architecture is simple.
It is at>out 12 feet wide and 20 feet
long, with, four posts on each side,
holding up a simply shingled roof and
holding down a board floor resting on
brick piers. There are no walls.
There is little equipment in the ru
mor factory. At one end a hammock
is swung, the occupancy of which is
sure to start the manufacture of yarns.
Against each post is a chair which can
be tilted back, the prolonged occupan
cy of which manufactures more ru
mors. _'
When first the reporters came to
Rofemount they sat on the porch and
camped there, but as the number of
callers increased and Judge Parker de
sired to use the porch for his own he
turned over this uncompleted summer
house to the reporters for their own,
and the rumor factory at once began
turning out its product, real or imag
The working hours at Rosemount
are long, but the actual working time
is very short. The (first reporters are
those for the evening papers, who get
there early in the morning and begin
by making sure that the judge did
not have a cramp when in swimming
or strike his head on -a rock or meet
with any other accident. Then the
preliminary rumors of the day are set
to work. If there is a houseboat or a
yacht in the river it has some myste
rious, political significance. Possibly
David Bennett Hill has taken that
means of approaching Rosemount.
Maybe August Belmont is concealed in
one of the canal barges, or it may be
that Charles F. Murphy has contrived
these means, for a secret conference,
and met the chief judge under water
while he was taking one of his long
dives, and then aneF there sealed the
doom of Patrick Henry McCarren.
These are only preliminary in the
rumor line, and are dispelled at the 9
o'clock session, where Judge Parker
spends a quarter of an hour in deny
ing the reports and inventions which
have been turned out since the session
of the day before. Toward noon the
wagonette goes to the station and the
rumor factory at once supplies the
names and missions of the men who
will be in the wagonette when it re
turns. In the meantime the telegraph
operators in the lodge a few feet away
have been disseminating the early
products of the rumor factory
throughout the United States.
By afternoon, when the reporters
for the morning papers have arrived,
the factory works under forced
draught. One reporter occupies the
hammock and goes to sleep, as it is so
much easier to dream when asleep
than when awake. The other reporters
tilt their chairs against posts or lie on
the grass and work out the text for
the rumors of the day.
There are stock rumors, train ru
mors, farm rumors and political ru
mors. All these topics are discussed,
and according to the way in which the
general interest drifts—that is the text
for the rumor of the day. And at the
afternoon conference with Judge Par
ker he is thoroughly catechized about it.
Judge Parker does not understand
the rumor business or the working of
the factory. He Is used to the way
in which courts are run and judicial
business transacted. Whether a case
is argued one week of" the next or
whether decided this term or the term
after is of no particular importance,
while it is imperatively necessary to
dispose categorically of the breakfast
crop of rumors before the afternoon pa
pers are out and of all the rumors of
the day before the reporters go up to
Kingston in the evening to get some
thing to eat.
It is a trying job to work in this
rumor factory, and it is a great relief
when something really does happen or
when Judge Parker about once a week
gives out a one-sentence interview with
special permission and authority to
publish it.
Judge Parker has been on the bench
nineteen years, removed from the
working details of politics and news
papers, and this new personal experi
ence somewhat surprises him. But he
is getting used to it and is almost be
ginning to enjoy it. At least, he some
times comes down in his white flannel
trousers and shirt sleeves and takes a
chair himself and joins in the rumor
There is a cannon at Rosemount and
also a shotgun. These were being fired
the day that Mr. Belmont's interview
was printed in the World putting a
quietus on the Belmont rumor. One
of the employes of the rumor factory
asked another what that was shooting
off, "Oh. that's only the Belmont ru
mor exploding," was the reply.
Administrator of John Ward's Estate
Seeks Historical Documents
NEW YORK, Aug. s.—Letters writ
ten by George Washington and other
famous men are incorporated in a suit
which has been brought in connection
with the estate of John Ward, a bach
elor, who died on Aug. 9, 1896. The
documents are now in the possession
of Miss Maria Ward, a daughter of the
late W. C. Ward, who for years resided
in the family homestead at No. 38
West Thirty-seventh street.
There was a romance attached to
this house. In it lived for many years
Miss Eliza Ann Partridge, a cousin of
Henry H. Ward, who died in 1872. On .
account of consanguinity, notwith
standing the fact that Mr. Ward and
Miss Partridge were sincerely in love
with each other, they decided that it
would not be wise to marry. Upon
the death of Henry H. Ward he left to
Miss Partridge most of his possessions,
including the family mansion in Bond
The proceedings now in the court
are based- upon the fact that John
Ward was survived by two brothers,
William C. Ward, who died on Jan. 16,
1901, and Charles H. Ward. William
C. Ward was the administrator of the
estate of John Ward, and upon his
death was succeeded by his brother,
Charles H. Ward. It is alleged that
certain historical documents in the
estate of John Ward are now held by
Miss Maria Ward and the present ad
ministrator sues for their possession.
Mr. Ward, in his complaint, alleges
that in part these historical documents
consist of original autographs from
many men of public affairs in colonial
times and in the period of the War of
the Revolution, transmitted to his
great-grandfather. Gov. Samuel Ward,
and his grandfather, Lieut. Col. Sam
uel Ward, and among them were va
rious journals, dairies and notes made
by his ancestors.
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Continued From First Page
LONDON, Aug. 6. —Two Russian cruisers have just left
the Baltic sea and are chasing a steamer which left England
July 30 for Canada carrying ammunition destined for Yoko
hama by way of the Canadian Pacific railway.
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 6, 2:55 a. m.—A Russian corre
spondent describing the general Japanese advance of Sunday
last, east of Liau-yang, says that one of the Japanese columns,
taking advantage of the complicated network of mountain
paths and deep gorges, actually crept around the. rear of the
Russian position before being discovered. He explains this
by saying that the topography of the country _is so compli
cated and seamed with ravines that two hostile armies might
be Within the space of half a mile without suspecting each
others' existence.
In describing the fighting around Simoucheng, the cor
respondent paints a vivid picture of soldiers fighting all day
long.in the stifling dust and the torrid heat.
From an eminence on which he stood the correspondent
could see, down to the "westward, plantations of waving
kaolin, the crown of which was so high that squadrons of
Japanese cavalry wended their way within a quarter of a
mile of the Russian Gavalry, neither side suspecting proximity
of the other.
The correspondent could detect the movements of the in
fantry through the fields only by the small clouds of dust
which were raised.
The crisis came when the Japanese batteries enfiladed the
Russian gunners. Then the order was given to retire and
Maj. Gen. Mistchenko's cavalry, a brigade of artillery and the
Barnaul regiment covered the retreat.
The Japanese swarmed into the Barnaul's trenches, com
ing so close that the Russians actually wrenched the guns
from their hands, clubbing the Japanese with their own rifles.
Some of the infantry had to cut their way out at enormous
sacrifice. One company lost all its officers and most of its men.
In addition to the terrific heat of the day and the battle,
the correspondent says that the Russian soldiers suffered
dreadfully because they were obliged to 'carry their heavy
overcoats and equipment.
The number of sunstrokes was great. To add still fur
ther to the misery of the men, the water in their canteens soon
became exhausted and the springs were nearly all dried up
by the torrid heat. Surgeon Kerinovitch said it was actually
so hot that some of his men burned their hands on the brass
buttons and buckles of the soldiers as they undressed the
Only when night fell did the troops get any relief. The
wounded were loaded into Red Cross cars which had been
specially arranged for this purpose at Hai-tcheng.
The correspondent mentions that the One Hundred and
Thirty-seventh regiment belonging to the Thirty-fifth division,
of the Seventeenth Army corps were engaged in this fight.
This is the first definite information that any of the troops of
the Seventeenth Army corps were on the firing line.
Richard Le Gallienne's
New Story in the
August Number
of the
Metropolitan Magazine
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NEW YORK, Augr. s.—The first ef
fects of the war in the far East are be
ginning to be felt on Russian credit
at home, which is already considerably
shaken, says a Russian correspondent
of the Times. In the first place, many
important orders for military stores
are not being paid for with ready mon
ey, but by bills of two years' date.
Moreover, although the amount of pa
per money issued is stated officially
to be not more than $60,000,000, It is
believed that the sum is three or four
times as large.
Russian credit both at home and
abroad is based entirely on the pres
ence of a large gold reserve, and the
government is sparing no effort to keep
gold in the country. The moment it
begins to flow out the national credit
will collapse Already it is declared
to be doubtful whether the Imperial
bank will discount bills on the Nizhni
Novgorod fair this year, as it has al
ways done before, for everything in
the business world is now very uncer
tain and the bank wishes to run no
Special to The Globe
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. s.—Dec
laration of the attitude of the United
States on the subject of contraband
will be issued soon, and this country's
policy be vigorously reaffirmed. This
conclusion resulted from the action of
the prize court at Vladivostok in con
fiscating a part of the Arabia's cargo of
flour, because it was consigned to firms
in Yokohama. The declaration will
announce that articles which are inno
cent in themselves, but which may,
through military operations, become
contraband, cannot be declared con
traband by mere fiat of one of the bel
Special Cable to The Globe
BERLIN, Aug. s.—Count Tolstoy's
second son has gone to join his eldest
brother as a volunteer in Gen. Kuro
patkin's army. The third son, Cyril,
has declared his intention of volun
teering. This action has affected the
aged count greatly. The war has
brought unusual family dissension into
Tolstoy's household. The countess is
utterly at variance with her husband
an account of his recent denunciation
of the conflict.

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