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The Dee's Sunday Magailne Features Outtop those of All Competitors. Vfi:Dest Forclgrrtitvr$&TvUt?wm be Found-In The-Sunday Bee.- ESTABLISHED JITNE 19, 1871. OMAHA, SATURDAY MOUSING, AUGUST 6. 1004 TWELVE PAGES. I SINGLE COPY TIIIiEE CENTS. Both Events Combine to Keep Up Excite ment at the Stock Yards 1 MONTANA CATTLEMEN IN CHICAGO Iffbrti Made to Secure Feaoe, as Strike Affecti Herdsm -. ALLEGED BEEF TRUST V, l LAW ''t- Striken Declare Federal Goti - Will Take a Hand. T STRIKERS RECEIVE BENEFI y-.'i. NEY Mea Art Paid from th ..alia Fond for the First Tim Mare the Csintncia( of Hostilities. CIIICAOO, Aug. 6.-The strike In the pecking houses had a counter attraction today In the axcltement attending a run on tha Drovers Trust and Savings bank, which la In tha stock yard. The rush of tha depositors to tha bank started early today, becauia of an unfounded rumor thut one of the packer' representatives had withdrawn hla money from tha Institution, and reports that tha bank waa used by the packing companies as an adjunct In paying- employes who have taken the places of strikers. All day long hundreds of depositors stood in line to withdraw their small deposit. "When closing time came this afternoon l.OUo persons were waiting- for their money. The bank determined to meet the emerg ency, oalled in extra tellers and the place was kept open until every depositor who presented himself had bean satisfied. The paying windows ware closed after 8 o'clock tonight. Nearly two hours before that time the last man In line had been paid his deposit in full. It is estimated that upwards of 8.000 de positors called and withdrew their deposits during the dny. 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's being unable to meet its obligations promptly. Haa Plenty of Moaey. "We have plenty of money to meet any kind of a run," said Vice President William A. Tllden tonight after the bank had been closed for the night. "We had mora than tauo.OUO In our vaults,' and, besides the laoo.wuo taken from downtown banks, we received offer of asslstanoe from the First National bank of Chicago, the National Park bank of New York and the Standard Trust bank of New Tork, None of these offer will be aoceptod, a we have on hand all the money we need, , "Our windows will be kept open until all depositor are satisfied, but from the ap pearance of things I think tbo run on our Institution ended tonight. However, ehould there be a recurrence tomorrow of today's run t lie. .bank can pay .ewer jr one of Its ,000 depositors without touching its 1400,000 reserve In the First National bank of Chi cago." . ; Many 'workmen now on strike in the packing plants have or had deposits In the Drovers Trust and Savings bank, hut most lf the persons who gathered about the place today to demand their, money were aniall tradesmen doing business in the stock yards quarter and working people who are bet end have not been eonneeted in a labor aeaclty with the packing plants. Use Teamster' union, member of which of on strike, has I1,0U on deposit In the bank, but na effort wa made to withdraw this money ' today, the secretary of the union declaring that the money would re main whero it was, M the bank was a solid a a rwki Today's run had no effect on the Drover' Deposit National bank, 'It being a sepa rate Institution, although occupying the tame rooms aa the Drover' Trust and Savings bank, Itamera of Conference, Rumors Of another peace conference be tween the packers and the striker were occasioned tmtlght by the appearance at the Live Stock exchange of John M. Hoard -man and M H. Mllner, president and sec retary of the Montana Roundup asnoula tlon, an organisation Of drovers which Bends nearly JW.fluO head of cattle to the yards each year. The Montana men rep resent several million dollars and in nuunord that they were in Chicago to In vestigate the causes and oomlltlotis sur rounding the strike. "This strike works great hardship among the Montana herdsmen," said Mr. Miinsr, ''and we are anxious that It should be set tled. We are ready to ship thousands of tattle, which are held hack by the look of demand and the depressed markets. Although the strike effleers and packers' representatives denied knowledge of any peace move, , it la said that the Montana men will try to arrange a conference. In a statement given out tonight by the pack ers, it la asserted that there was a con siderable increase la today's business over that of yesterday, The total number of rattle killed today is placed at 1,13, while i0.SH hogs and 1,207 sheep were slaughtered. ' The strikers tonight declared that the strike from now on would be "active." When President Donnelly of the Butcher' union returned to Chicago today from a trip through the west, he immediately went into a conference with other labor leaders, The meeting lasted nearly all day, and when It broke up It was said thai another meeting would be. held to morrow, when some action In regard to calling a strike of the truck drivers throughout Chicago would be taken. (iTr.t May Take a Hsis.- That the federal government to prepar ing to take an active part In tha stack yard strike wa Indtoated today when 1a ternatkntsU Secretary Can of the botcher workman divulged the fact that he has been In conference with an emlasary of the United States Department of Labor and Commerce. Who this agent la, or what his Immediate plans, Mr. Call refused to pay, but the strike leader made this slg. Mncant remark; In everything the packing trust Is dnlne they are violating the law. Their very tielres conit4itUm Is In restraint of trade and there U not one of them Unit ' not amenable to the federal law. A pte nt thrlr operation t-nme to niv Bowled. artr storls had bu) printed f!U hewsjMtpers telling., of the lmp.rta twjr of immirant from foreign lands to ,h r'ace ef Amerkan wnrkinsmen f ?n r'ke. One of our pickets lill .V1 "ft an Immigrants rec.ipt. J1"" th ""migrant had been amid Iiwi.70 (Coatlnue4 en Second. Pag,' itl.a VTr r.? ,. '-""go. At the bottom or Vll.K bUv tn sentence! "We Tm J. " n ot lM' rrP " -'hl-! rhuv.ed thla document U aa onVfal of CONDEMNS EXILES TO DEATH Military Trlbaaal af Haytl raises Itstesre oa Men Oat of Coaatry. PORT AU PRINCE. Aug. 6. The stores were reopened today under the protection of police and without any unusual In cident. The miliary tribunal has condemned to death by default the forty exiled persons accused of complicity In the attempted revolution, headed by General Montplolslr, which. failed in January last. H.AJI TO REGULATE 0BIQ HABIT Committee Suggests that Bale of Optam lie Regulated. MANIU, Aug. 5. The opium committee appointed last August by former Oovernor Taft to Investigate the laws and condition with regard to opium In all Oriental coun tries, has rendered Its report. The com mittee recommends that the opium traffic should be strictly a government monopoly at once, that at the end of three years the Importations of opium should be abso lutely prohibited with the exception of medical requirements. Only confirmed habitues of the drug who are over 21 years of age to be granted a smoker's license; that an educational campaign against the use of opium be started in the schools; that the habitues of the drug be treated free of charge In government hospitals, and that the punishment of Chinese found guilty of importing opium be deportation. The committee was composed of Bishop Brent of the Episcopal church, chairman; Dr. Albert! a Filipino, and Major Carter, president of the Board of Health of the Philippine Islands. It visited China, Japan, Burmaii, Java and some of the Malay states and was absent on Its labors for five or six months. The committee was ap pointed after vigorous discussion In Manila of the proposed opium bill Introduced, be fore the civil commission by Commissioner Smith of California, .who went out to the Islands originally as colonel of the Cali fornia volunteers. This bill provided for the creation of an opium monoply to control the opium traffic throughout the entire archipelago, to be sold by the government to the highest bid der. It was strongly oppoHcd by the mis sionary element and church Interests in the. Islands. The mutter was referred from Manila to Washington and the ultimate result of this step was the appointment of the investigating committee which has Just turned In its report. OPPOSITION LliiVES THE HOUSE Extraordinary Scenes Follows Adop tion of Closure on Welsh Measure. LONDON, Aug. 6. There was an extra ordinary scene in the House of Commons today during the discussion of a bill desig nated to frustrate the devices of the Welsh county councils who are endeavoring to re fuse to carry out the education act. Pre mier Balfour moved the closure, but on division the opposition members raising a storm of .uproarious protest, refused to record their votes and the chairman of the committee named a number of members to the speaker After a heated discussion smU renewed uproar and cries of shame, almost the entire opposition, lead by Messrs. Asqulth and Herbert Gladstone and Sir Charles Dilke, left the house as a protest against the closure. The bill was them passed 4n the 'presence of-fuTl minis terial benches, six members of the oppo sition and a few Irish members. Depression Dae to Crop Failures. ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. 6 The corre spondent of the Novosti, who Is investi gating the crisis In the textile industry of Russia, principally In the Polish center of Lodx, attributes It aa much to the depres sion In agriculture as to the war, citing as evidence the fact that a vast majority of those In financial trouble are inhabitants ot the central, southern and eastern provinces, where the crops are very bad. WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL Number of Postal Appointments Made for Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, Aug. B.-(Speclal Tele gram.) Free delivery carriers appointed: Nebraska Arapahoe, Joslah W. Snyder, Albert F. Kalley, Robert B. Chambers, regulars; Herbert Snyder, William Kalley, C. E. Chambers, substitutes. Iowa Eddy vllle, Samuel L. Lemmon, regular; Daniel C. Burn, substitute. Linn Grove, Edward Evans, regular; Mary A. Evans, substi tute. Piano, Mary K. Rlnehart, regular; George F. Rlnehart, substitute. Waukeon, Emmett J. Hall, regular; Walter Hall, sub stitute. Postmasters appointed: Iowa Hlghvlew, Hamilton county, James W. Sayre, vice Henry Teget, resigned. South Dakota Orevllle, Pennington county, Miss H. T. Zlmmer, vice J. 11. Bostwlck, removed. Smlthwlck, Fall River county, George Bade, vice Chris Hussong, resigned. The Vermilion National bank of Vermil ion. S. D has been authorized to begin business with $50,100 capital. L. T. Swexey la president arvd C. H. Barrett cashier of the new bank.. PARLIAMENTARY UNION COMES Delegates from Abroad Will Visit Omaha Some Time la September. CHICAGO, Aug. 6. Secretary Shaw spent a great part of the day In conference with the committee appointed by congress to entertain the members of the Interparlia mentary union for the promotion of Inter national arbitration which will meet In Washington early next month. Congress appropriated SS0.0U0 for the entertainment et the union and Secretary Shaw recom mends that the money be spent on a trip to Important Industrial centers. The meaibera of the union are expected to arrive September I and T and soon after to visit the St. Louis fair. From St. Louis the party will be taken to Omaha, possibly stopping enroute at either St. Joseph or Kansas City, where they will be able to Inspect the live stock Industry. From Omaha they will come to Chicago to visit its Industries. , DEMOCRATS TO MEET MONDAY Headaarters Will Be Selected aad Details Made by Executive Committee. NEW TORK, Aug. &. A meeting of the democratic national extM-utlve committee has been called for next Monday morning at the Hoffman house to consider the pre liminary steps for the campaign. Head quarter will be selected and the territory over which the various members of tha committee will have supervision will be an nounced. Chairman Taggart will arrive to. night and expects to confer with several d em ou ratio leaders previous to tha meeting ot th executive oomuiitrre. HCMOR ENTERS INTO STRIKE Armies of Armed Officer Patrol Beats De serted by Strikers. ONLY DEPUTIES AND POLICE REMAIN Strikers Are Oat of Sight and Sltua tioa la Left Dull and Uneveut fol Small Purchase by Packers. The packing house strike ha truck a dull and uneventful gait aid save for the large numbers of special deputy sheriffs and police that parade the streets of South Omaha would attract no unusual attention, but these special officers, drafted into serv ice at the request of the packers, serve to remind people that a strike is In progress. A deep-seated vein ot ' humor permeates the situation. The most observing person would have difficulty In accounting for the several thousand men who left their work at the big packing plants. They are not on the streets, not In the saloons, not patrol ling the premises of the 'packing plants. Apparently they have Just dropped out of sight. But the vigilant deputy sheriff or the city police is ever present. On every corner, at every turn, he Is there, his big star reflecting the radiance of the sun from his broad breast, his savage-looking club dangling lastly from his hand aa he leis urely paces his monotonous beat, with scarcely a possible prey In sight. The packers all made purchases on the market, but taking only the best grades of stock offered. Two Batches of Mea. Two consignments or men arrived at the Armour plant. The first came In quite early and waa composed of thirty-two strike breakers. At 10;80 a. m. a car containing seventy men arrived. Of the total number Manager Howe of Armour's said nine were skilled butchers from other packing points. There was no trouble with either of these consignments. Switches In the yards were guarded by Sheriff Power and his deputies, and by Chief Brlggs with a few regular policemen. Not the slightest demonstration was made by the strikers when these cars passed through the yards. The saloon of Jans Ryba, Twenty-first and W streets, wus closed by the chief during the forenoon because of a violation of the order prohibiting the sale of beer In cans. Chief Brlggs bos cut his list of special police down to eighteen, the majority of the specials working nights, as the deputy sher iffs go home at 6 p. m. Receipts at the stock yards yesterday were 1,407 cattle, 5,424 hogs and L414 sheep. Nothing new has developed In regard to the much talked of conference to be held in Chicago. Both Sides Pleased. "We are progressing nicely, and If the people are as well satisfied as we are there cannot be much cause for complaint," re marked General Manager Murphy of the Cudahy Packing company last evening in reply to a question 'concerning the strike situation. 1 This statement of Mr; Murphy fits equally well when spplied to the strikers. The strikers are still hopeful of a settlement and there was another report current on the streets last night that a settlement Would surely bo "reached some time Mon day. The packers deny that any effort la being made to arbitrate or te even consider any proposition looking towards a settle ment that the strike leaders may make. The strikers to be found around head quarters and at Labor ' Temple still con tinue to appear cheerful and confident. There was a falling off la the demarVls made for supplies on the amalgamated store yesterday, for the reason that most families had been provided for, having secured1 enough provisions to last several day. While the keepers of the strikers' 1 store were overworked all the week up to yesterday, and there waa considerable de lay In waiting on the crowds, very few complaints were heard. Nearly all of the strikers appear to be well pleased with the store system, as they are being furnished provisions at the very lowest possible price. Baying; Only Top Grades. ' Packers purchased a fair proportion of the live stock offered at the yards yester day, but as on other days, only the best grades were considered by the buyers. Commission dealers continue to send -out notices to shippers not to send any- stock, but the best grades, aa there is .no sale for medium or low grade stuff. Two fire alarms were turned in yesterday afternoon. The first was from Cudahy's. A recent Importation went to turn on the electric lights and turned the button on the Are alarm box. The second alarm came from the ham house at Armour's. When the firemen reached the floor -where the alarm had been turned In from a big negro said in all earnestness, "Honest, boss, there ain't been nobody near that little red box all the afternoon." And the firemen had to take the negro's word for It. Labor leader are more than pleased at the good order the men are keeping. There Is very little drinking and saloon keepers are complaining of no business. Citations for contempt were issued yes terday evening for two more of the South Omaha strikers for violating the restrain ing order Issued out of the United States district court. Marshal Mathews served the notices last night on the offenders. Several more notices will be served today on motion of the attorney for the packers. BUILDERS ORDER LOCKOUT Mea Fall to Report Where Strike is oa aad Employers Stand Together. NEW TORK. Aug. I. The striking build ing trades unions were said today to be prepared to accept the challenge of the building trade employers association and that a great lockout of all the unions which have ordered strikes In the sub way and elsewhere In the building: trades. Is practically certain. When the ultimatum of the employers was cent out two day ago. the strikers were given until today 1 to return to work. The ultimatum stated that unless the demand was met by the strikers ths affected unions "will be put on the streets on Monday." At the building trades employers associa tion today It was announced that nunc of the unions had reported for work and that consequently the lockout threatened by the employers will become tUjctlve. Unofficial statements were made which show that about 4o,000 men, associated with the building trade alliance, wi!l be aff.cted. Charles L, Eldlllx, president of the association, said that from the build ers' standpoint It waa merely a questlun of maintaining a mutual agreement made between the association and ths labur unions about a year sgn. This agreement, which had for Its purpose ths mutual bet terment of conditions, according to Mr. Kldllts, has been vlulatad by the mea, ) EIGHT DROWN WHILE BATHING Man aad Seven fit tie Girl ' Join Hands aad Wade to Death la Mississippi. ALTON. III., Aug. I While bathing In the Mississippi river tonight. Michael Riley, his daughter, and six of the Utter s little girl friends were drowned. One child, who was of the party, was rescued. The dead: MICH A ET, RILEY, 12 years old. ELIZABETH HI LET. 11 years old. ALLE SYNKR, 14 fears old. Ll'CY PATfcS. 8 e.rs old. LIZZIE PATES, 14 'years old. HbSBIB URI M, 14 years old. MY HIE HRl'M, years old. ItL'TH MARSHALL. U years old. Riley lived near the river in the southern part of the city and was accustomed to bathe on the beach In front of his home after his return from Work. Tonight, his little daughter begged to go with him and Riley took her nd seven of her little girl friends to the beach with him. When they entered the water, Riley bade the children Join hands and they all waded Into the river and walked along a sand bar which stretches out Into the stream at that point. They had gone some distance from the shore, when suddenly the wholo party disappeared beneath the water, hav ing In the darkness stepped from the sand bar Into the deep channel. The children struggled and screamed, fighting desperately to reach the sand bar,' where the water Iwas only a foot or so In depth. Riley, who Is said to have been a good swimmer,' is thought to have been made helplees hSr the frlrls clinging to him and hampering his efforts to save them. The only one In, the party to regain the sandbar was Mary Tlmlny, 8 years old. The child Is unable to tell how she saved herself beyond the statement that " I snatched my hand loose from the grasp of the little girl next to me and soon found that I could stand up and that the water only came to my knees." The child ran from the beach and reached her home, screaming at the top of her lungs. She was so hysterical that It was some time before her parents could gather an account of what had occurred. Immediately Mr. Tlmlny organized a res cue party, but when they reached the beach there was no sign of Riley and the seven little girls, whom Mary had seen sink before her eyes. Mary was at tha end of the line and when her companions dragged her from the sandbar, she was tha nearest to shoal water and to that fact she owes her es cape. A search la being made for the bodies, four of which have been recovered. TRAVELERS HOMEWARD BOUND Commercial Clab Excursion Stops at Towaa on Northwestern Thl Morning;. O'NEILL, Neb., Aug. 6. (Special Tele gram. )After a night's run from Bonesteel the Commercial club party landed at Long Pine for a T o'clock breakfast. The busi ness men were at Jhe depot to meet them and the First Regiment band started the day off with a band concert. The city made a display at the depot of farm pro ducts that would do credit to the best county In the stale. Potatoes were shown that will run 200 bushels to the acre. There Is no leas than 1,000 acres If! this county and buyer have already tjff ered - SO cent-a bushel. After leaving Long Pine the train headed, for Omaha. Bassett was the first stop, where the business men met the train at the depot and presented to Commissioner MoVann a large key to the city. The band took the lead and a march uptown was Joined by all. A concert by the band and singing by the quartet kept Bassett' en tire city busy for thirty minutes. At Stuart William Krotter & Co. loaded down the delegate with souvenirs and cigars and the entire population waa down to hear the music and welcome the crowd. Atkin son erected a bandstand in the center of the street and the quartet and band ren dered one of their best concerts of the trip. One hour and a half was spent at O'Neill. The cltlsens met the delegation with car riages at the depot and a delightful drive was given them. Dinner was taken at this place and O'Neill proved that It knows how to handle Omaha people. NORFOLK. Neb., Aug. 6. (Special Tele gram.) The Jobbers' excursion arrived here tonight a few minutes late, owing to a carriage ride that was given them thla afternoon at Nellgh. This city tried to keep them for the balance of the day. A drive was made to the city park and rnce track, where a mile race was put on that caused every one to look for more. They are pre paring for a carnival September 7, 8 and 9 and their sample of entertainment this afternoou proves their features will be a success. The afternoon was spent in visiting Inman. Stafford, Ewlng, Clearwater, Ne llgh, Tilden, Meadow Grove and Battle Creek. Large crowds met the party at every stop and a pleasant greeting waa ex tended on all sides. The heat was Intense all the afternoon, nut at Meadow Grove a rain cooled things off, but somewhat marred the visit here. For this evening the entire party are guests of the Norfolk Commercial club. PRISONER IS NOT HIS PAL Montana Train Robber Says Christie Had Nothing; to Da with Crime. HELENA, Mont., Aug. B.-George F. Hammond, who Is In Jail here, denies posi tively that John ChrUtie, arrested by Northern Pacific officials at Hope, N. D., on the charge of being implicated In the recent holdup of the North Const Limited at Bearmouth, was his partner In crime. On the contrary, his assistant rn that af fair, he says, has gone to Canada. Hammond also said he had hiddra in a safe place securities taken from the ex press safe worth fully 1100,000. He says that he will not divulge the place of con cealment until after bis trial and that if be La given the extreme penalty under train robbery charge he never will disclose lt Northern Pacific official assert that the securftlea relcrred to by Hammond are valueless, conplallng of cancelled., axpreas money orders. DENIES FRAUD IS "CHARGED Standard Oil Company Files Dtnirrer to Bill af George Rice. TRENTON, N. J., Aug. 6.-1 Tha Standard Oil company filud a demurrer In the court of chancery today to the suit recently brought against It by George Rice of Marietta, O., In which he sought to have the charter of the corporation dissolved charging that It waa conducting Its busU nesa in restraint of trade. The company bases Its dmurrer upon a number of points. It says the complain ant has not set forth any facts sapjwtlng his charge of fraud, conspiracy, oppression and monopoly. It la therefore asked that his bill ba dismissed. KUROKI SENDS A REPORT Japanese General Tells of Fighting Before Surrender of Eai Cheng. COUNTRY DIFFICULT FOR ASSAILANTS Many Attacks In Two Days Klahtlns Necessary Before Russians Are Forced from Their Strong; Positions. TOKIO. Aug. 5. It Is now estimated that the Russians lost 2,000 men in the fighting at Slmoucheng. The Japanese sanitary corps recovered and burled 7W bodies In the valleys through which the Russians fought and retreated. Prisoners and Chinese re port that many of the Russian dead and wounded were removed by the Russians themselves. The Japanese captured six guns, 670 shells, a quantity of stores nnd thirty-three prisoners. A detachment of the Russlnn medical corps which whs cap tured by the Japanese was returned to the Russian lines. The Japanese casualties at Slmoucheng amounted to 860 men, includ ing eight officers killed and twenty-four officers wounded. General Kurokl's attack upon the late Lieutenant General Count Keller was timed to forestall the assumption of the offensive on tho part of the Russians. General Kurokl telegraphs that the Russians were gradually reinforced1- until they had four divisions. The center moved out from Llao Yang to Anplng, which is thirteen miles from Llao Yang. A day or two previous to the Slmoucheng fight, which occurred on July 30 and July 31, the Russians left at Yushullkxu showed signs of activity, the advance guard occupying certain heights In front of the main position. When It became evident that the Rus sians were concentrating their forces Gen eral Kurokl determined to attack before the movement was completed. He started his army on July 80, sending his right against Yushullkxu and his left to Yang tsuling, a separate detachment keeping n touch with the right wing, which moved against the Russian left at Yushullkxu. The country at this point is a succession of hills and dales, disadvantageous to the attackers. The Russians showed great In genuity In entrenching and defending their positions. Frontal Attack Is Stopped. Frontal and flank attacks were delivered simultaneously against the Russians at Yushullkxu at dawn of Sunday, the Japa nese artillery first clearing the way for the infantry. This position was captured at 9 o'clock in the morning. A frontal attack against the Russian center was continued, but the general advance was de layed to await the success of the Japanese left column. The Russians attempted re peatedly to retake their former positions at Yushullkxu, but the Japanese repulsed them every time. The Japanese left column encountered the vanguard of the enemy at Plnllng and re pulsed It. Later a separate detachment of Japanese troops flanked and severely pun ished a heavy detachment of Russians which was retreating from Plnllng. The topograhical conditions of the country pre vented th completion of this flank attack. The- fighting at l'angtsullng continued until dawn ot Sunday, when the Japanese drove back the Russian outpost companies and took possession of their positions. Tha Jupanese artillery waa Ineffective here on account of the topograhlcal conditions. Horses were useless and men had to drug the gun over the broken country. It was 11 o'clock before the main battery of artil lery opened fire. The main force of the left column began the attack from Maku menza and separate detachments advanced along various routes with the object of striking the Russian flank and rear. The heights at Yangtsullng were held by the Russians with . four battalions. Tho Japanese partially silenced the Russian ar tillery, but four of the enemy's guns con tinued to sweep the Japanese position. Only twenty Japanese guns got into action. The frontal attack delivered by the Japa nese In the morning had not become effec tive by noon. In the meantime a flanking column had scaled some heights and got ten the Russian range, and at 11 o'clock the Japanese artillery was strengthened. Dur ing the afternoon the Infantry pressed for ward and the entire line became engaged. The Russians resisted stubbornly. The bat tlefield wa a most difficult one upon which to maneuver and the Japanese were not able to dislodge the enemy. The troop of the mikado slept in battle formation when the coming of night suspended hos tilities. Fighting was resumed at dawn next day and the Russians were speedily repulsed. General Kurokl estimates, the Russian casualties at 2,000. At Yangtsullng tho Japanese captured two guns, 660 rifles, 400 tents and much ammunition and equip ment. Eight Russian officers and 149 men were taken prisoners. In the fighting at Yushullkxu and Yangtsullng the Japanese casualties amounted to 970, including four officers killed and forty wounded. JAPANESE TELL OF CASUALTIES Loes at Ynshnllksn and Ynnartsallnsx Are Nearly Oae Thousand, WASHINGTON, Aug. a The Japanese lryatlon has received the following cable grnm from Toklo. dated today: According to a detailed report reralvod from General Kurokl one of the heaviest reverses which befell the enemy du"n the engagements at Yushullkxu on July HI waa at Pyenllng, five miles south of Yushu llkxu, where our detachment consisted of three Infantry regiments with four guns and cavalry, fired upon the whole line of the enemy at a dlntunce of from 'Mit to l.miO meters. On the afternoon of the same day the Russians approached the scene of the battlefield with Red Coss flag for car rying away their wounded, which we per mitted, stopping our fire. A second dUfiatch reads as follows: General Oku sends the following addi tional renort concerning the attack of last Sunday on Slmoucheng-: "Our casualties in this engagement reached ftiO, of which 194 were killed and ti8 wounded. We burled with due honor about 700 of the enemy's d-jut "We captured six nld gxins, many rifles, sbeils and large quantities of flour, barley, aojnnunilUjn. etc' tlneral Kurokl resorts that our casual ties' In the eng-emeuts of Yushullkxu and Y'lrortsullng reaaihftd He, Including forty olili n .. tommy's casualties ars. estimated at 2.U0V at least. We captured eight officers, 140 men, two field guns, many riles, tents, shells uud several other things. MORE REFUGEES REACH CHE FOO Town la Killed with Strangers and Hote-lx Are Overflowing. CHE IOQ, Aug. I. 10 a. m. Thirty more refugees arrived today on Junks from Port Arthur, which they left August 1. The departure of all otalliana from Port Ar thur Is said to be wing to the exhaustive preparations, for a final stand against the Japanese. Che Foo Is being taxed to provide for the irauaial Influx of traveler. The only good hote Is assigning thres or' four to a room sad , tha overflow Is conifitlied to aocept quaidquari NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST Fair Saturday and Sunday. Temperature nt Omaha Yesterdayi Hour. Desr. . . tm . . M . . . . H . . TO . . TS . TS Hour. lies R a. m am. T a. nt, a a. m , n a. ni 1 a. m, 11 a. m la nt.. . . n:i K.1 T M Hit TS nt . m C0REANS NOT TO BE TRUSTED Beneath Peaceful Exterior There la Much Resentment Against the Japanese. (Copyright, by New York Herald Co., WM.) SEOUL, Aug. S (Via Che Foo, Aug. 6). (New York Herald Cablegram-Special Tel egram to The Bee.V-Reinforcements for tho local Japanese garrison have arrived daily for the last week till a total of 5.0ra men has been reached. They have twelve field guns. The Japanese still maintain a seml-martlal law throughout Seoul, fearing that beneath a peaceful exterior the na tives still harbor antl-Japnnese feelings, which the recent Japanese demands on the Corean government greatly aroused. It Is reliabley slated that the Japanese minister, M. Hayasunl, has received In structions from Toklo to accomplish these important measures; first, a reduction of the Corean standing army; second, a re organization of the monetary system on an equality with the Japanese; third, to ob tain control of Corea'a foreign relations. R I SSI A MIST PROVE CONTRABAND Amerlrnn Shippers Relieve Prise Court Cannot Establish Claim, PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 6. That It will be Impossible for the Russian prize court to prove that any of the flour consign ments from Portland shippers, selxed on the Portland and Aslai c liner Arabia, were Intended for' contractors with the Japanese government or were In any way Intended for the use of the Japanese army and that consequently the Interests of local shippers will be defended by the United States government on the grounds that the goods are not contraband of war, is the opinion expressed by United States Senator Mitchell and other well Informed authorities today. To strengthen the position that all goods consigned were addressed to private Inter ests In Japan the State department has forwarded to tho Russian government through the United States minister at St. Petersburg certified copies of the manifest and waybills to serve in the nature of a claim against the Russian government on the part of the Portland shippers. This, however, may not apply to tho car equipment, for the reason that the government of Japan owns a controlling Interest In the railways of the country and It may be contended that these goods are for the benefit of the government and Its mill. RUSSIA IS MOHE LENIENT TO JEWS Indications Are ' that Many Restric tions Will Soon Re Removed. ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. I. As evidence of the Increasing- leniency for the Jews, the exclusion of Jew from the ranks of bar risters, followed since 1889, Is becoming less rigorous, and It Is considered probable that a complete removal of the disabilities will result. The present restrictions have many draw backs. The Jews, unable to become barris ters, monopolize the poets of lawyers' office assistants and are gradually attracting moot of the business to themselves, em ploying barrister to represent them in court. The bar associations and courts have repeatedly asked a return to the old order of things. . RUSSIA!. ADMIRALTY WANTS NEWS Asks for Information Regarding Sink Ins; of the Knight Commander. ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 5.-$:05 p. m. The admiralty has telegraphed for full re ports of the cases of the Knight Com mander and Thea, both sunk by the Vladi vostok squadron. When they are received the autharities may decide. In view of the Importance of the Issue to consider them here without submitting them to the Vladi vostok prize court. The British embassy has been notified that the case of the British steamer Al lenton, raptured June 18 by the Vladivostok squadron, will not be considered diplomat ically until the appeal in its case has been heard by the admiralty court. HAI CHENG TELLS OF RETREAT Dispatch Filed as Order to Retire Is Given Russian Troops. HAI CHENG. Aug. 2. Tuesday, (Delayed In Transmission.) The Russians have been obliged to retire from here, as the Japa nese were -wenklag around them from the east, threatening- to cut them off from Llao Yang. The fresh Japanese troops disembarked at the port of New Chwang are also advancing- on their left flank. The main concentration of the Russians Is now about IJao Yang. The Japanese form a semi-circle of about fifty miles around the Russian position a As this dispatch Is filed the order for the troop to retire ha been given. VLADIVOSTOK BAILORS GET BEER Admiral Skrydlon? Inspects Russian Cruisers and Thanks O Hirers. VLADIVOSTOK. Aug. 6. -Vice Admiral Skrydloff yesterday Inspected the Russlnn cruisers which recently returned from the raid In the . Pacific, thanking the officers and men and especially warmly praising the engineers, going down Into the stoke holds to distribute rewards. Tha engines worked perfectly during tha cruise. There was not a single accident to the men on any of the cruiser. Vic Admiral Skrydloff presented twenty. Arc case of beer to the crews. WILL CSE DARDANELLES AGAIN Huasla Botflies Parte af Impending Passage of Volnateor Steamers. CONSTANTINOPLE. Aug. 6. It Is an nounced here that Russia has notified the ports of the impending passage through the Dardanelles of some volunteer fleet steamer laden with coal. Riuisla, It Is said, ha given assurances that the vessels will preserve the character of merchant men throughout the voyage. Wounded Reach Irktnek. IRKTUSK, Siberia, Aug. i. Trains filled with wounded msn are arriving here dally from the front, many of them proceeding to European Russia and others remaining here. Two Red ('tons hospitals have been opened her and c.-ie private hospital has been established by the wife of Governor Mollertus. The prices of food have doubled recently. JAPS RENEW ATTACK Eusoians Are Driven Back Onto Main Intrenchment at Liao Yang. K0UR0PATKIN FORCED TO GIVE BATTLE ilitarj Experts Belisvs it is Dangerous to Attempt Further Eetreat PORT ARTHUR SUPPLIED WITH MUNITION Eunsian Battleships Eeach Wolf Hill, but Jap Guns Tall Short. CANNONADING AT PORT ARTHUR HEARD Estimated There Are One llundreel Thousand Japs Before Port Arthur, but an Important Assault Sot Yet Expected. (Copyright by New York Herald Co.. 1904.) ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. S.-(New York Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to Tho Bee. )Accordlng to the latest ad vices from Liao Yang the Japanese have renewed the attack all along the line and the Russians have been driven back Into their main entrenchments. It Is the opin ion In military circles here that General Konropatkln's situation compels him to give battle at Liao Yang, whence, owing to the advanced position occupied by General Kudokl, retreating tactics meet with the gravest difficulties. Believing this, anxiety here 1 great, as It Is well known that the battel will be decisive. Concerning Port Arthur, wonderful con fidence Is shown. The telegrams published by the Berlin Local Enxelger to the ef fect that the fall of the place may occur at any moment are characterised by tha St. Petersburg Vledomostl as probably having emanated from a cafe or from a clairvoyant, being pure fantasy. The Japanese have landed 6,000 troop at Yin Kow and are landing mop. General Zassalltch, who haa reappeared on the scene, Flgnallzes this event with a bombastic dispatch, which begins by tell ing that the battle of July 30 and 31 began under most auspicious circumstance and, the attack by his forces aroused the ad miration of all who saw It. After telling how brilliant the whole affair was, he ends: "We retired In good order. Our losses were twenty-nine officer and more than 1,000 men." This wa a fight with General Kurokl. Detail of the loss at Hal Cheng are still lacking. Disheartening to Soldiers. ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 5. The temper of the Russian troop in view of the con tinued retreats is perhaps accurately re flected by a brief message sent by one ot the Associated Press Russian correspond ents from Llao Yang who says that tha orders to evacuate Hal Cheng are con demned by many. It 1 heartbreaking to be constantly falling back, but tkeM gatsM be an end to this retograde move. A little more patience. The advance only require manliness. Detailed reports reaching the Wikr of fice from General Konropatkln's general show that the Russian losses July SC, July 31 and August 1 did not exceed 4,000. The Japanese are believed to have lost an equal number. From a comprehensive view of the fight obtained by the Associated Pross, It ap pears that most of the Russian losses were sustained on the Saimatzse road ami be tween Slmoucheng and Hal Cheng. Th two divisions of the late General Keller's corps, did not make a serious resistance at the Yangse pass, falling back on Llan dlanslan with scarce'y any casualties. Similarly General Stackelberg's and Gen eral Zaroubalcft'a troops retired upon Ajhanhhan, half way between Hal Cheng and Llao Yang, without heavy fighting or loss. The greatest number ot casualties was sustained by General Herschelmann, who with the Ninth European division held Kuchlatzu and Yuahu pass, on the Salmatsze road. The fighting there wa of the most desperate and bloody charac ter. A single regiment lost twenty-flva per cent or eight hundred men before they withdrew towards Anplng. Stubborn Resistance Made, Another point where most stubborn re sistance wa made was at Nanga pas, a position between Slmoucheng and Hal Cheng, which waa held by General Zassa lltch, who had been placed In command of a newly formed corps, Including th Thirty-first division belonging to th Tenth European corps and two Siberian battalions, altogether IS, 000 men. General Zassalltch's misfortune at th Yalu river was duplicated, owing to th superiority of tha Japanese artillery. He was making a splendid fight until b sud denly discovered thst the Japanese gun ners were enfilading his batteries. It ap pears that Zocsalltch In this case was not to blame. The Information that General Zsroubstsff had received orders to retire had not yet reached him, with his own orders for with drawal of the Russian support of the right, and consequently he allowed the Japanese to take up a new position, suddenly un mask batteries and overwhelm the Rus sian gunners, who made desperate effort to remove their pieces, but war com pelled to leave six of them behind. There has been no further fighting of sny Importance since August 1, according to th latest report received by the War Office, and the officials here sre Inclined to be-, llevu that the Japanese will not be able to resume thalr advance for several day. Port Arthur Secures Munitions. CHE FOO, Aug. 6. Evening Exhaust lv Interviews with refugees from Port Arthur who arrived here today elicited nothing materially changing previous s tor In ot tha general situation. While the guns of tha fortress were employed during th three days' fighting, tho fortress Itself w not iittucktid directly. On July 31 the steamer New Chwang en tered Port Arthur from New Chwang. car rying artillery from New Chwang. aa well aa 65,110 shells of various sizes. The refugee say that the twelve-Inch shell which hit the Jupanese gun on Wolf mountain was not fired rrom the battle ship Retvlzan, but from a gun mnuntod on Penplolkaga hill. The shell struck a magazine and creuted havoc The refugees declare that the twelve guns on board the war ships have no difficulty In reaching Wolf mountain, while the Japanese return fire falls short ttt the city. , Hear Firing at Port Arthur, TIEN TSIN. Aug. .- p. m. Heavy aad continuous firing wss heard yesterday at Pcltasho from the direction ot Port Ar