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aily Bee. The Dee's Sunday Magazine Features Outiop those of All Competitors. The Best Foreign News Service will be Found In The Sunday Dee, ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871. OMAHA, MONDAY MOI AUGUST 8, 1004. SINGLE COPY TI1KEE CENTS. Th D J FAR APART AS EVER Fourth Week of the Strike Opene with Ho Hope of Settlement in Sight. BACKERS SAY THEY ?- 'LENTY OF MEN -. ' 3 Donnellj Peclarea Th. i Hot Enough ' to Break th"' 9. FEDERATION OF LABO ?i WISES AID Will Amcm Memben Si - d Amount Each Wee " OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE IS ALSO PROMISED Leaders Assert that h Btrlkcra Arc la Better Shape Than Wk(i the Straggle W" Com menced. ' CHICAGO, Aug. 7. All the labor union In Chicago have endorsed the stock yards strike. After listening io the strikers' side of the. controversy.' which was pre sented to them by Michael J. Donnelly, president of the striking butchers' union, the Chicago Federation of Labor, which Is composed of every labor union In Chi cago and has a membership of nearly 300,000, adopted resolutions tonight pledg- 9 lng the moral and financial support of the federated body as long as the strike con tinues. ,, Each member of the central body will be assessed a small sum per week and the whole amount will be turned over to the striking unions to help In the support of the strikers and their families during the struggle with the packers. The exact amount each member Is to be assessed was left In th hands of a committee with or ders to report results tomorrow. , While the officials of the Federation of Labor were unable tonight to give an exact estimate of the amount of money the strikers would secure from this source, It was" stated that the total sum would be well, up In the thousands each week. No Slain of Settlement. After a fight which lasted for nearly four weeks, a settlement of the stock yards strike seems tonight to be as remote as 1 at any time since the struggle for su premacy began. Neither Fide to the con flict, during all this time, has shown any signs of weakening. ' The packers, while claiming that they will soon have their affairs In normal condi tion again, so successful have they been In securing nonunion men, still admit that so far they have been able to get but 650 of their old employes back and the ma jority of their employes ore unskilled workers. In the last statement given out by the packers, It was said that not half as many men were at work as before the strike began. ' These men have been brought to Chicago from all parts of the country, the majority of them having never seen a meat pack- lng plant before coming here. With these 'men, the packers have succeeded In Ac complishing a great deal of work, but ac cording to the striker) every animal that ha been slaughtered since the strike was 'called has been at a financial loss to the packers, as In the majority of cases a lack of unskilled workmen has made It impos sible to operate the by-products depart ments and this source of revenue, which under normal conditions Is a clear profit to the packers, has been allowed to waste. Last week the packers were figuring on a break In the ranks of the strikers when work was resumed tomorrow morning, but there was nothing tonight that would indi cate that the men were even considering such a step, nor that they had any Idea of surrendering tomorrow or at any future time. According to Michael J. Donnolly, president of the Butchers' union, the organization, which precipitated the strike, the strikers are In a better position today than they were on July 12, the day the original strike was called. Mr. Donnelly said: Few Desertions from Hanks. "During th9 four weeks that the., strike has been In force there has been less than 2C0 desertions from the various unions whose members have Joined the struggle for living wages, and not one of these workmen who have gone back to the park' rs is a skilled worker. To offset these desertions our men have secured at least twice that number of new recruits from the men the puckers have brought to Chi cago to take the strikers' places. "From a dispute between the packers and . butcher workmen, the ' strike has spread Into A struggle between organized capital and labor, but there are not enough- men and women on this continent to break this strike, despite the assertions of the packers that they have nearly all the workmen they require, and their business Is about back to lis normal basis. I have received assurances from the most powerful labor organisations throughout the United States that they are with us In this flu lit and are only waiting to have representatives from our union sent before them and make the request, when contributions to our financial support will be freely made. Under these circumstances there Is nothing for us to fear, as the victory will be with us in the end, no' matter how long that may be." RETAILERS GETTING INTO FIGHT Men Threaten to fault I'nlass lade, pendents Are Patronised. NEW YORK, Aug. 7. Homer D. Call, the secretary of the national organisation of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, ar rived In this city today. He visited the office of the organisation and there met Henry L. Elchelberger, one of the general organisers, and several of the business agents of the local unions. After a short talk they went away together and had not returned at u late hour tonight. A meet ing of the advisory board will be held to morrow night, when the situation will be Ton over with the secretary and If he so directs a strike will be ordered by Wed mjVv. a canvass has been made of over 0 of th retail Vutchure In the effort to Induce them to atup buying the trust meat and deal with the Independent slaughterers. It is alleged thut all but one of the retail mo promised to change their slaughterers. It Is planned to cull out every union man who Is employed as a beef cutter In the retail trade If the employers do not change from the trust to the Independents. FORMER SENATOR VEST DYING Reported that Mlsaoarl I'atleat fa Gradually slaking and th I'.nJ la Hourly Expected. BWEKT SPRINGS, Mil., Aug. T -Ex-Kwiutor George Q. Veat has been gradu ally Milking today and to:ilght his death Is ERICK RETURNS FROM NORTH tarries Supplies to Heptura, Which is Busy Claiming; Territory for Englund. ST. JOHN, N. F., Aug. 7.-The sealing stearner Erlck, which was chartered by the government and conveyed an auxllllary expedition to the steamer Neptune, which has been In Hudson bay for the last year with the Canadian official expedition sent for the purpose of annexing territory there, returned here today, bringing Major Moodle of the northwest mounted police, governor of Hudson Hay. The Erlck met the Neptune at Tort Bur well, Ungava bay. on Monday, July 25, and spent a week transferring coal and supplies. The Erlck started on the return Journey last Tuesday, while the Neptune cruised north to Lancaster sound, hoislng the British flag and proclaiming British sovereignty over that region. Major Moodle reports that the' Neptune went Into winter quarters In Fuller Inlet last October and found the American whaler Era, the only one known to be In Hudson bay during the last season, win tering in the same vicinity. The Neptune built a fort there and es tablished a garrison of police, organized the place as a port of entry and stopped illicit trading with the natives. The Era paid duties on all goods intended for trad ing with the natives, thereby admitting Canadian authority. COLOMBIANS AHK STILL SULLEN Congress Adjonrns Without Proclaim ing Reyes President. PANAMA, Aug. '7. No Information has been received at the American legation here from Bogota regarding reports circu lated In the United States and said to have been sent from Panama, that an outbreak occurred at Bogota Friday last, when the American consulate was stoned by a mob and troops called out to protect Alban O. Snyder, the charge d'affaires. The Amer ican minister believes that If the consulate was stoned, es alleged, it was nothing more than the act of Irresponsible people, re sulting from the feeling against the United States which obtains in Colombia. General Rafael Reyes should have as sumed the presidency of Colombia ' today, but according to the latest news brought by coastwise vessels, congress' adjourned without proclaiming his election, as re quired by the constitution. This Is said to be part of . the plan of the war party to annul the election of Reyes. It Is reported here that Oeneral Reyes, being favored by the army, was to proclaim himself presi dent. IIHK BRBAJCS OUT IN ARSENAL Ills; French Storehouses In Tonlon In Flames. r TOULON, France, Aug. 8.-Flre broke out in the arsenal here at midnight, originating In the extensive stores. The Are spread rapidly and now threatens to embrace en tire blocks of buildings. The troops were called out at once and mustered In the streets. The prefect of the maritime port Is organizing assistance and admirals and generals are helping In the work at the pumps. A division of , the reserve squadrn has been called upon to aid. ' Within an hour after the fire broke out the entire population was aroused. Guns are being fired as signals for help, which Is coming In from the whole countryside. The flames are spreading with the great est rapidity. FRIENDS DENY PLANT'S ILLNESS Declare that Clubman la Suffering: from an Old Wound. SOUTHAMPTON, Aug. 7. The statement published In the United States that Vice Commodore Morton F. Plant of the Lach mount Yacht club Is 111 probably had Its origin In the fact that he had to be as sisted In and out of the yacht club at Cowes, August' 5. Mr. Plant Is suffering from an old wound In his leg, but la Im proving. He has been advised to rest the injured member, but has not done so. GREAT FIRE RAGES IN STRASBURO Old Quarter of City Largely Devas tated by It. BTRASBURG. Alsace-Lorraine, Aug. A great fire Is raging In the old quarter of the city. A large orphan asylum and the Magdalen church have already been destroyed. I Eyesight Veins; Restored. ROME. Aug. 7. Rev. Dr. Nevln, rector of St. Paul's, the American church in Rome, returned from Wiesbaden and offici ated at his church today. Dr. Nevln re cently underwent an operation as a result of which his eyesight Is being restored. Rnmors of Revolution Denied. CARACAS, Venesuela, Aug.' 6. (Delayed In Transmission. ) A cablegram received here from Bogota, dated August I, and signed1 by General Rafael Reyes, says that the rumors that a revolution has broken out or Is contemplated are false. Mnalenl Critic Dead. VIENNA, Aug. 7 Dr. Eduard Hansllck, the famous musical critic, is dead. He was born at Prague In September, 1828. SAVAGES GO TO WASHINGTON Filipinos and Other Tribes to Pay a Visit to President Roosevelt at NatloanI Capital. ST. LOUIS, Aug. 7. In response to a telegram received today from Colonel Ed wards, chief of the bureau of Insular af fuirs, saying that President Roosevelt would be pleased to receive some of the head people of the Filipino tribes at th Louisiana Purchase exposition, Fred Lewla, manager of the Moro village, and Dr. T. H. Hunt, in charge of the Igorrote village on the Philippine reservation, left tonight for Washington with eight natives of the Ixlands. The delegation Included Antonio, chief of the Bon too Igorrotes; Bucassan, chief of the Suyec Igorrotes; Lolmes and Cholmes, Igorrote priests and Judges, and Darto Fecundo, prime minister of the rajah of Kda Mundl, the overlord of the Bamal Moros. Movemeat of Ocean Yrsaela Aaa;ust T. At New York Arrived: La Gancogne, from Havre; United Htates, from Cuimmv liHKen; tiulloa, from Trleale, Naples mid Palermo. At Liverpool Siilled: Armenia, for New York; Hleeiiau, from UIh.show for St Johns, llxllfax and Phllade'phla. Arrived: Arabic, from New York via VJueeiintown; Cretle, from llonton; Ijike Kile, from Mon treal and Quel.ec; uruinlu.ii, from Mon treal for Glasgow. At Movllle Arrived: Laurentlna, from New York tor Uln(cow. At Hot terdam (Sailed; Btatendam, for New York. At GIiiukow Sailed: Corinthian, for Mon treal; MoiiKoltnn, fur New York. At fcwiuiiittinptoii Sullvd: tlai barossa, from Bremen fur New York. At (jiweiiHtown Hnlli'd: Llrurta, from Liverpool for New Yolk. At 1 'ver 8lle1 : Pretoria, from Ham. burs' for New York vi l..i..jn. Flniiii, iruin Antwerp for Nw a'wiiM ' RIDD TALKS TO STRIKERS Vice President of American Federation of Labor at South Omaha. PREDICTS VICTORY F0K THE UNION (YEN Says Fight of Parkers Is Not Against Higher Wages for Laborers, bat n Contest to Dlsrnpt the Unions. The South Omaha packing house men now on strike held another big meeting at Workmen temple, Twenty-fifth and M streets, Sunday afternoon. Thomas I Kldd, fifth vice president of the American Federation of .Labor, spoke, as did also Second Vice President Veil of the Amalga mated association. Mr. Vail was first In troduced to th audience, which more than filled the spacious halt. He said: "You are as well acquainted with the situation at the present time as I km. But I want to call your attention to one thing in particular, and that is the tactics used by the packers In getting men Into their plants. It Is different now than it was a copula of weeks ago. At first the packers used street cars to bring men to the plants, now they us railroad cars, which are heavily guarded. Agents are circulating through th country Inducing men to come to South Omaha. Once In a car, these new men are locked In, the blinds are drawn and when Inside the packing houses the men are forced to work whether they want to or not. We have been told that when men have refused to work they have been compelled to do so by kicks and cuffs and threats. "At th present time twenty-flve men are confined at the Cudahy plant and they want to get out. A few did get out and reported at' labor headquarters. They rep resented that the bosses told them If they left the plant the strikers would kill them. Signed Statement from Breakers. "We sent these men back to secure a signed statement from those confined In the Cudahy house and Jills statement is now in our possession. All we are waiting for now Is the arrival of the chief of police to go to the plant and Insist that these men be released. If the packers have al of the men they want, as they claim, why do they want to keep these men? That the packers are disgusted with some of tlio Imported men is shown by the way they are treated. Reports reach us that such luxuries as tobacco are not supplied any more and that a stop has been put to gambling, crap shooting and other games. "The packers declare they are working almobt normal, but we know that only about 15 per cent of the usual amount of ! work is being done. The killing is being done mostly by branch-houso men and '.ore men. Sl'ice the strike commenced we have had only seven desertions ;from the ranks of ski. led laborers. If our men stand as well for the next week or so we do not be lieve any pucker cau beat us. The pack ers thought tne strike would be over In a week, but It Is now approaching the end of the fourth week. We ar not any weaker than the day we went out. Let us stand together, until we get a .satis factory settlement." . 'Hearty cheers were given . Mr. Vail at the conclusion of his remarks. Vice President Kldd Speaks. Thomas I. Kldd, who was next Intro duced, Is a forceful and pleasing talker and kept his large audience deeply Inter ested. Ho stated In the beginning that he had been In conference with the pack ers almost since the strike started and while not directly Interested In the pack ing) Industry, he became so as soon as th allied trades took up the fjght of the butchers. "This is a fight of right against wrong and against the present condition of the men, which means industrial slavery," said Mr. Kidd. "This fight of the packers is not against an Increase in wages, tut against organized laboi. If the packers can disrupt the unions, which Is their aim, laborers will be at their mercy. It Is the efforts of the packers to bring about a dis solution of the unions which has caused th .other unions to rally around the butch ers. W propose to stand by you and help you achieve the greatest victory any union organisation ever had. So long as the men and women are united and stand together it wli: be Impossible to break the ranks of organized labor.' Mr. Kldd gave a brief sketch of former packing house strikes and declared that prior to the present one labor leaders were treated with contempt by the packers. "This year," he continued, "on account of ths splendid organisation, the leaders are being recognised and a number of conferences have been held. In short, the packers have come down from their lofty perch and are willing to negotiate with us for a settlement and recognize us as equals. I predict that when the fight is ended victory will be perched on the ban ners of the strikers." Refers to Conferences. Going back to the commencement of th present strike the speaker recited the de tail.) of many of the conferences held with the packers and spoke especially of ths many difference regarding the return of (he men to work. First the packers wanted ninety days, then sixty days and finally forty-five days was agreed upon and the strike waa declared off pending arbitra tion. Mr. Kldd told how on the very first day the packers disregarded th agree ment regarding discrimination. When It waa found that the men and women were being treated like cattle the strike waa ordered on again. "I told the packers," declared Mr. Kldd, "that some of their foul-mouthed, Ignor ant superintendents ought to have their heads knocked In for treating the men and women as they did when they returned to work. It was after the second strike had been called that President Donnelly gave the packers three days In which to take back all of the butcher and ten days to take back all the, other men out. If yotl. do not do this, said Donnelly, you 'will have th fight of your Uvea on your hands." Then the speaker told of th calling out of - the allied trades. , "The promts was made at that time," stated Mr, Kldd, "that the allied trades would not return to work until the butchers secured Jus tice and that all men must return In a body. The consequence is that all men who are out are as strong as at first and the packers are surely getting the fight of their lives." Bays Men Aro from Sluiua. In speaking of the men now at work In the packing houses Mr. Kldd declared the majority were from th slums. These men, he asserted, ar being paid from 13 lo 15 a day, with lodging and board thrown In. "W have plenty of butchers In Chicago, so the packer say," continued Mr. Kldd, "arid I gueas this Is true. There Is nothing they put their hands to that they do not butcher. While th packers say they are (Continued on Third I'sge.J TRAIN FALLS THROUGH BRIDGE Reported that Between Thirty and Fifty People Have Been Drowned. PUEBLO, Colo., Aug. &..-RIO Grande pas senger train No. 11, duo to reach Pueblo at 8:15, went through a brlige at Plnon at 7:50 o'clock tonight. The engine and five coaches were wrecked and a number of passengers Injured. The accident was caused by the heavy rain, which weakened the bridge. It Is reported that between thirty and fifty people have beenj drowned In the wreck, many of them Pueblo residents. A call for volunteers sag been made on Pueblo and every available man la being sent to the scene. Details are very hard to obtain at this hour. PYTHIANS IN JLOUISVILLEf KY. Twenty-Third Annnat Convention is Called, Including Shut of the Uniformed flank. LOUISVILLE. Ky.. Aug. 7. The twenty third annual convention! of the supreme lodge, Knights of Pythliis, and the bien nial encampment of the junlform rank will begin in this city nexti Sundny with an attendance that gives , promise at this time of surpassing any) previous similar event In the history of who order. Official reports made by twenty-six brigadier gen erals to the biennial association call for accommodations for 15,000 uniformed men. Elaborate arrangements have been mado by the citizens for the entertainment of the Pythlans. The general parade will take place Tuesday afternoon and It Is estimated there will b 17.000 sir knights and fifty bands of music In line. , Thirty nine companies, representing sixteen dif ferent states are entered In the competitive drill, for which cash prizes aggregating $10,000 are hung up. Two grand balls are Included among the social features of the week's program. Nashville and New Orleans are after the biennial of 1906. FEDERATED TRADES TO MEET First Ananal Convention of Structural Building Alliance to Be Held . In Indianapolis. INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 7. The annual convention of the Structural Building Trades' Alliance, which had Its Inception during October, 1902, will convene here to morrow. Although a meeting was held In this city last August the meeting this week will be In effect the first annual conven tion of the federated traces.. Officers will be elected and the geneftil offices located. At present nine unions) each a separate and .distinct organization, constitute ths membership of the alliance, .white a tenth, ; the stonecutters' union, is expected to be come a member. . The nine members are the International Bricklayers' and Masons, Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, Operative Plaster ers, Brotherhood of Painters and Decor ators. Journeymen Plumbers',. Steam and Gas Fitters', International Stationary 'En gineers', Bridge and Structural Iron Work era', Brothehood of Electrical Workers and International Hod Carriers' and Building Laborers'. WELL KNOWN COMEDIAN DEAD Max Arnold ' Hess, Who Haa Made ' Thousands Laugh, Passes Away . at Philadelphia; i PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 7. Max Arnold Hess, known In the theatrical profession as Max Arnold, the blind comedian, died here today In a sanitarium after an Ill ness of several months. He was 43 years of age. Mr. Hess was born In this city and be gan his stage career In San Francisco, but later came east as a partner of Daniel Sully. He first appeared In the old Vari tles as a song and dance man. He was at various times associated with, Hariigan and Hart and Tony Pastor, and subse quently made his appearance In ,. comio opera. About thirteen years ago his eyesight be gan to fall and eventually 1 he became totally blind. Despite his affliction, Hess was popular as an entertainer. He was an honorary life member of the Detroit lodge of Elks, PRINTERS IN CONVENTION Internntional Typographical Union Begins Its Annual Sessions at St. Lonls Today. ST. LOUIS, Aug.7. When the fiftieth an nual convention of the International Typo graphical union opens here tomorrow, representatives of the printing trades from all section of the United States, Includ ing the new possessions and Canada, will be present. Six hundred and fifty delegates have been elected to represent the various printers' unions at the convention, which will be held In Convention hall on the World's fair grounds, and It Is estimated that 1.000 visitors will attend. The sessions, which will extend over the entire week, will be consumed with legis lative work, with the exception of Wed-, nesday, which has been set aside as "In ternational Typographical Union day." An Interesting program has been prepared for the occasion. A picnic at which there were athletic contests, was held today for th delegates. BOMB THROWER INJURES MANY Thought to Be Member of Band Which Tcrrorlaea Italian Commnnlty. I NEW YORK. Aug. 7. A bomb thrown Into a crowd of Italians in East One Hun dred and Fifty-first street last night in jured a score or more of persons and led to the arrest of Vlncenso Donnetto today, who, the police believe. Is a member of the "Black Hand" society, which far some time has terrorised residents of ths Italian districts here and extorted money from them by threats and acts of violence. Donnetto was himself more severely in jured by the bomb than any of the others, one leg being badly torn from the hip to the ankle, but he managed to eacape at the time and was arrested today at his home. DAVIS GOES TO CHURCH Attends Morula and Evening aad Speads a Quiet Day at III Home. ELKINS. W. Vs.. Aug. 7 In keeping with his uaual cuatom, ex-Senator Henry G. I )av la attended Davis Memorial Presby terian church both morning and evening, th Interim being spent quietly about liio houio. POPULISTS HAVE A SCARE Fear Tactics Punned in Kansas Convention Will Be Repeated, LOCAL DEMOCRATS SHOW BRYAN'S HAND Court Populists by Omitting All Ref erence to the National Ticket and riatforra from the Refla tions Adopted. v (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, Aug. 7. (Special.) Lincoln will be the political center of the universe th coming week, with the populist party fighting for Its exlntence and the demo crats attempting to gobble everything In sight, while pretending to give the popu lists a -walk-away. For some days It has apparently been conceded Insofar as tho rank and file of both parties are con cerned, that the populists would name the head of the state ticket and probably the greater portion of the tall. But at this time, on the very eve of the two con ventions, prominent populists are becom ing alarmed lest there be a repetition of the Kansas convention. And with the fear of some of the pop leaders a few big democrats have taken heart and are beginning to show signs of asking for something at the hands of the two-headed-one-mana gement conventions. Up to this time, however, the rank and file of the two parties have no Idea as to what will happen here August 10. That the leaders of the two parties have about mapped out a program there Is little doubt, however, and every Indication points to fusion In state affairs. What effect the action of the Lancaster democratic convention will have on the state convention remains to be seen. This convention not only failed to endorse the national platform, but It failed to even mention the national candidates. The democrats are controlled absolutely by the wishes of Mr. Bryan and not a one of them would make a move In convention unless Mr. Bryan had first given Instruc tions. Therefore the work of this con vention la naturally believed to be merely the carrying out of the wishes of Mr. Bryan. If It has accomplished nothing else It has tickled the populists down here and made them feel good. Price Starts Paper. W. B. Price, who wants to b the op ponent of Congressman Burkett, came to the front yesterday a editor and manager of the Nebraska Post-Democrat, which he recently purchased. He changed the name from the Post. He starts out advocating fusion on state affairs and Informs the party that he will not attempt to dictate the nominees. He will be "fornlnst" the government and his paper he expects to make a red-hot affair. . Bin- Crowd at Assembly. Notwithstanding the threatening weather Epworth assembly visitors were numerous today. The eary morning cars took out hundreds of families armed with their dinners to spend the day. The Wesleyan love feast was the principal attraction and was led by Charles Cullen Smith. Those who delivered addresses during the day--and evening were Rev. Frank Bristol, of Washington, Mrs. Florence Lake of Republican City, L. O. Jones, presi dent of the Epworth Conference league, and Rev. M. C. B. Mason of Cincinnati, secretary of the Freedman's Aid and Southern Educational society. MYSTERY IN THE, v AILTMAX CASH Indications that Stolen Grip Belonged to a. Companion. NORFOLK, Neb., Aug. 7.-(SpeciaI.) "Bend the body of my murdered son , to Bostor) Immediately. Dare not cut him at your peril. Sam Aultman." As the result of the above telegram, received by the authorities In Norfolk, a freshly turned mound of earth In the county poor farm cemetery marks today the grave of young Louis Aultman, who, while attempting escape from the police here, waa shot by Officer Pilger. The Nebraska statute provides that un claimed bodies shall be given to medical colleges. Until the last day, though he had been sending . a series of telegrams, Sam Aultman of Boston never owned a relationship to the young man Who had been shot. He refused to pay transporta tion to Boston and when advised that the young man's body would go under a knife he wired his threat. There is a mystery surrounding the grip which was found upon Aultman and for which In trying to escape after he had been arrested Aultman died. Dan Dee of Denver came to the officers and complained that his grip had been stolen. He had got off the train,' when he missed his grip. In an hour Aultman was located at a hotel. He dived out of the window and ran. Ho was shot running. The grip was opened by Dee and a gang of electric batteries taken out. He threw them away. He was a gambler, It Is alleged, in Bonesteel. Then Dee went away. Who la Dee Is the prob lem that now confronts the police. Aultman dleU without breathing a word in regard to Dan Dee or the grip. A stranger, thought to be a pal, called at the sanitarium one afternoon. When Ault man looked up he sold, "What are you doing here?" "Cam to see you," replied th visitor. "Do you know me?" "Why, of course." "That man should have $2,000 about him somewhere," said the visitor, leaving. "I should like to know where that money Is." Wednesday morning Aultman woke up and asked what day it was. When told he said, "Well, the crowd has all gone, then. I'd give anything to have gone with them." BODY IS FOISU O.V THE TRACKS Indication Man Had Fallen from Train. FLORENCE. Neb.. Aug. 7 (Special.) A man apparently about 30 years of age was found dead on the railroad track two miles north of Florence this morning early. Indications were that he had been riding on a freight train and had fullen between the cars. The body was horribly mutilated. Coroner Bralley having to pick the- remains up in small pieces. The body was taken to Omaha by Mr. Bralley about a. m. Papers and letters on the body give his name as Elmer Sites, no address. A letter from a friend, Ida Bays of Z0! DeKalb street, St. Loulx, Mo.; cards show ing him to be a locomotive engineer and a member of "L. W. Parr division SSKJ." The locomotive engineer' card was signed by George Atherton, expiring February .7, l!Ki3, but th card was In such shape that the seal did not show where located; a pawn ticket In the pocket, dated August 2, ltM, at St. Louis, Mo., of the Union Loan Storage and Mercantile company, 1416-1418 Market street, were also on his person. This ticket is for a telescope and contents, and amount borrowed was (6. Other receipts show that he waa a mem- iCvutluucd ca S-c-'ud Psge ) NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST Fair In F.aat, Shon-era In West Por tion Mondny Tuesday, Fair aad Warmer. Te Hon H a l a T a rl a a 10 a 11 a 12 r mreratarea at Omaha Yesterdayi Dear. Hour. Ilea-. ...... KI 1 p. m. . . s p. 3 p. P. 8 p. P. T P. H p. 9 p. ftt n . K0UR0PATKIN HAS DEFENDER Professor In Military College Insists the General's Tactics Are Faaltlcss. (Copyright, by New York Herald Co., 1904.) ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 7. (New York Herald Cablegram Sjieclal Telegram to The Bee.) While tho world at large seem disposed to consider General Kouroputktn as a hopeless failure, General Vedenlapln, a professor In the College- of Military En gineering, comes out In a strong Interview saying: "The Idea, of taking Port Arthur by storm is impossible. To attempt It Is madnesx. As regards the army In the north, every well Informed soldier Is In ecstacles over the tactics of General Kouropatkln, who unquestionably wt:i succeed in carrying out his well thought out plans." The possibility of General Kouropatkln being defeated and unable to retire Is fully admitted in military circles, where it is said this merely means a prolongation of the war. Such is the official view. Other wine, 1 am bound to record pessimism reigns. Several dispatches from Llao Yang have reached here, a!l unanimous In stating that a decisive action Is Imminent. It is further stated that General Kouro patkln's position, with so large an army, still some distance from Llao Yang, Is ex ceedingly critical, all the more so as the swift-flowing river Tal Zlcho has to bo traversed. GENERAL KOtROPATKIVS Sl'CCESS By Avoiding; a Battle He Ha Saved Men and Guns. TOKIO, Aug. 7.-4 p. m. Genersl Kouro patkln's success in extracting his army from the Llao Tung peninsula without dis aster has elicited much prai.se from the Japanese. The' concentrating of his enemy at Kal Chou at one time seemed cer tain to involve it In disaster. It was popu larly believed that a general decisive bat tie would either be fought at Ta Tcha Kluo' or Hul Cheng. It Is considered here that Kouropatkln sacrificed his prestige to abandoning an Immense territory without a cattle. 'He was forced to abandon or destroy valu able stores and munitions of war when the transportation was almost the most serious problem to the Russians. He also Im paired the morale of his army, but he pre served his men and guns. It is evident that he had hoped and planned to check the Japanese at Ta Tcha Klaov Then after holding the enemy In check, it Is believed to have been Ms pur pose to concentrate his remaining force at Llao Yang and to strike Kuroki.. The unexpected loss of the Russian left at Ta Tch Klao and the appearance of tho Japanese Takunhan army on the flank forced the abandonment and surrender, without a fight, of Ylnkow, Hal Cheng and New Chwang. It is generally believed that the crisis will come shortly nt Lino Yang and that Kouropatkln will be forced to give . battle whatever h!a preaent 1 purpose may be. General Oku's and the Takushan armies are pressing northward and General Kuroki Is close at hand, ready to take any part necessary in the general play. The possession of Ylnkow (the port of New Chwang) las enormously simplified the transportation problem for the Japa nese. It gives their two armies a freedom of movement which they have heretofore not possessed. The Japanese are speedily repairing the railroad, which the Russians failed to seriously damage In their hasty retreat. JAPANESE FORCES CLOSING IN Occupy Position Within Easy Range of Port Arthur. LONDON, Aug. 8. The Times corre spondent at Toklo, under date of 'August 7, says that there are unofficial reports there that the Japanese have captured commanding positions north and northeaat of Port Arthur at a distance of 2.750 yards from the main line of Russian defenses. CHE FOO, Aug. 8 9 a. m. The Jupanese force which captured Wolf's hills Is now entrenched In the valley about two-thltds of a mile from the fortress at Port Ar thur. A Japanese cruiser Is alleged to have struck a new mine and to have sunk Im mediately In the vicinity of Crlstova bat-' tery. The Russian cruiser Bayan has a small hole above Its water lln which was In flicted by the explosion of a mine, which had floated to the harbor entrance. The Japanese have occupied Louisa bay, landing troops, with the probable Intention of attacking west of the city. There has been no important fighting In the vicinity of Port Arthur since July 28. The Russian artillery harasses the Japanese, who are attempting to advance their trenches. The above Information waa brought here today by Ruaalan refugees, who left Port Arthur the 4th Inst. TOGO REPORTS AN EXCITING FIGHT Battle Between Torpedo Bont Destroy er Off Port Arthur. TOKIO, Aug. 7.-4 p. m. Admiral Togo reports an exciting torpedo boat destroyer fight which took place off Port Arthur on Friday evening, August I. The Japanese torpedo boat destroyers Akebono and Obsa approached the entrance of the harbor for the purpose of reconnoiterlng. Fourteen Russian torpedo destroyers (Unshed out, separated and endeavored to surround the Japanese boat. The latter broke through the cordon, however, driving orr three of the Russian boats. At this point the Japanese torpedo boat destroyer Asuma Joined the other two and th three turned and spiritedly attacked the eleven Runaiun boats. The latter re tired within the harbor. The Japanese boats were uninjured. The dumuge to the Russian ships Is unknown. Fierce Battle at I'ort Arthur. ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 7. A telegram from Che Foo, dated August 7, say that, according to Chinese Information, a fierce battle was fought on the land side of Port Arthur, August 5. The Japanese are re ported to have been repulsed with great Ions, the killed alone being estimated at lo.mo, while the KuHnluns lost about 1,(0). Th telegram says1 thut Lieutenant General Btoeanel was personally in command and that th conduct of th Russian troop was apleudld. BATTLE IS IMMINENT Japs' Advance on Mukden Means Simul taneous Attack with One on Lino Tang. DESTINIES OF WAG DEPEND ON RESULT General Etoessel Wires Emperor of JapansM Eepulse with Largs Loss of Life. ' DURING THREE DAYS JAPS LOSE 10,003 Says the Enemy Has Not Had Tims to Bury All Its Dead. KUROKI BURIES 512 RUSSIANS ON FIELD i Report that Men Fell In Battle at Yuahnllksn and Yangtseallna; and Many Prlaoner Were Taken. LIAO TANQ, Aug. B. (Delayed In Tranga mission.) Tho Japanese are advancing on Mukden and It is probable that a simul taneous attack will be made on Mukden and Lino Yang, in which case a decisive battle Is assured. Reports Enormous Losses. ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 7. Lieutenant General Stoessel, commanding the Russian military forces at Port Arthur, in an un dated dispatch to the emperor, says: "I m happy to report that the troop repulsed all the Japanese attacks of July 26, 27 and 28, with enormous losses. Th garrison's enthusiasm was extraordinary. The fleet assisted In the defense by bom barding the Jupanese flank. "Our losses during th three days wer about 1.EO0 men and forty officers killed or wounded. According to statements of Chi nese and prisoners, the Japanese lost a many as 10,000. Their losses wer so great that the enemy has not had time to remov the dead and wounded." 1 TOKIO, Aug. 7. Qenerol Kuroki report! that ho burled the bodies of 512 Russians on the battlefields of Yushullksu and Yangtseullng. In these actions he report the capture of 2C3 Russians, "eight of whom were officers. One hundred and fifteen of the prisoners . were wounded. Russian Burn Village. ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 7. General Kouropatkln, In a telegram to the emperor, dated August 6, reports a reconnalsanc August 5 on the south front In the direc tion of tho Japnnose positions. The Rus sians set fire to the village of Ilenchuantsa, thirteen miles northeast of New Chwang, from which place a small force of Japanese fled precipitately, leuvlng their transport animals. The report gives details of other skirmishes, and conclude with th state ment that there 1 no change on th aat front of the army, . Report from Port Arthur. ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. .-:15 a. on ' Au official report from General Stoeoa. commanding tho force at Port Arthur, says that the Jupanese were repulsed with tremendous loss In a three days' fight from July to to July 28. ' - General Kouropatkln report from Llao Yang some small Russian successes In out post fighting up to August 5, without tho expected great battle having been opened. The simultaneous receipt of favorable news from these commanders In the far cast raised the spirits of those In the Russian capital Immensely. The dlBpatche war printed in special newspaper bulletins and were eagerly bought up on the streets. Th newsboys around the depots met th re turning crowds of Sunday pleasure seekers and shouted their wares without being re proved by the police, and thousands of St. Petersburgers went to their homes tonight apparently satisfied that a favorable turn of affairs had commenced at the front. General Stoensel's dispatch, though ten days old, Is taken as a refutation of the recent rumors of the fall of Port Arthur. Ho states that the determined Japanese as saults were repulsed with tremendous losses and figures 10,000 as ths number of Jupanese killed or wounded. This la ad mittedly on Chinese Information, which heretolore has proved to be of exceedingly doubtful value. But with Russian losses of 1,600 as a basis the authorities here con sider that 10,000 is a fairly conservative estimate, since the Japanese were beatan off In what must have been a desperate as sault on tremendously strong fortifications. The fact that the Japanese were not able to remove their dead and wounded Is taken to prove that their defeat must hav baa one of great severity. I j Fleet Aids Garrison. The part played by the fleet bears out the prediction of the Associated Press that Rear Admiral Wlthoft is able to render efficient support to the garrison. It la considered significant that no attention Is made of Vice Admiral Togo, Indicating that the Jupanese fleet Is Impotent to aid friends or Injure fo. Possibly th bulk of the fleet has been detached for other service, though this would not be likely at a time when a serious land assault on the fortress was contemplated. The authorities do not divulge th source of Genera) Stoessel's report, though It Is understood that It came by way of Ch Foo. The fact that the Japanese are tn possession of the country as far north as Hul Cheng dlxpels the belief that It cam by the land route.. Kouropatkln's report states tluit the Jap. anese are stationary on his east front, the greatest activity being on the south 'and southeast positions, where th Russians are able to take the offensive. While th movements In themselves are' apparently of no great Interest, they are Interesting as showing thut the Japanese are still halt ing before undertaking the serious task of attacking Llao Yang with Its strong circle of defenses. - Fierce Japanese Fire. GENERAL KUROKI'S HEADQUART-" ER3 IN THE F1ELIJ (Via Fusan) Aug. I tDelayeu.) Detulled reports arriving at headquarters show that the right wing of the Japanese army had the hardest fight lng during the battle of last Sunday. A sensational feature occurred at Chobald pans, ten miles from the Motien pass. A brlgudc constituting a center column raced with two RuKslan regiments for th pos sesion of the summit commanding th Ruvalun flank. The Japanese tired as they ascended, dlnlodglng the RuHxlans from the rocks and killing or wounding 1,000 In a very few minutes. The Jupanette sustained twelve casualties. Doable Track.lna; I Postponed. , ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. 7.-I'rinre Kll khoff, minister of railroads, left St. Peter, burg today for Baikal lo Inspect the rail, way In that district. lie declined th favor able offers of foreign companies for the double-tracking of the Trans Siberian rail way and tb project has been ioioud.