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Daily Bee.
Union Men Will Hot Be Allowed to Drew
or Handle Meat Until Strike End.
President Donnelly 8ays Meat Famine is
' tbe Strikers' Best Weapon.
Houses Inside Stock Yards Enclosure Ar
' Preparing lor a Contest.
. ' ,
Men Hear that the Chicago Juectlot
Railway Has Strike Breakers
Ready to Take Their
" CHICAGO. Sept. I "A meat famine will
le fored at all eoata. It Is the beat
weapon with which to fight the trust pack
eta, although It may not be welcomed by
(lie Independents."
Jn three words President Donnelly of the
butchers' national organisation today de
clared -a boycott against all meat and an
nounced that union men, will quit In all
the packing houses this afternoon, re
gardless of where live stock Is secured.
Donnelly's announcement was made at
the 'conclusion of the meeting of the Allied
Trades Conference board.
; The executive board of the Retail Meat
Dealers" association of Chicago had Just
been In conference with Mr. Donnelly and
his associates, having come to ask cer
tain concessions for the Independent pack
ers and to Seek authority to attempt to
bring about a meeting between the packers
and representatives of the strikers.
By : ignoring these latest attempts at
peace and by -adopting such an aggressive
step, the strike leader demonstrated their
intention to make it a fight to a finish.
' The following statement was given out
by President Donnelly: ?
The conference board, representing all
organisations Involved In the present pack
ing houre strike, has taken action to place
all meats upon the unfair list. This order
f oes into effect on Saturday evening, Bep
ember 8. at 6:30 p. m. The order will be
sent to every packing house In the country
and no member of the meat cutters ana
butcher workmen union will be allowed
to dress any animal until the strike Is
settled. This action is the result of the
request that the publlo refuse to eat meat,
and no nerson. no matter In what capacity
employed, In handling meat, must handle
the name after 6:30 p m. bn Saturday.
The packers have resorted to extortion as
the repult of the strike, buying live stock
on the hoof for almost nothing and chars;.
Ing almost any price for the dressed
product. The publlo will now be given an
opportunity to retaliate by refusing to eat
meat until such time as they can procure
the sume at a fair market price.,
-.. Independents May Fight.
- Indications sre that the five Independent
puckers within the stock yards enclosure
will Join the big packers in their light,
while those outside will endeavor to con
tinue operations . with union crews. . Two
9(:4hbU: number, Mceived ' consignment of
cattle at ail 'outside railroad yard today
find will have ,lhem driven to the yards
through the streets.
-Within, the yard the , Independents ore
obviously preparing for war, a wagonload
of cots having been taken to one plant.
The union switchmen employed by the
Chicago Junction railroad engaged in han
dling stock yard business will send a com
mittee to the packer today to urge a plan
Of settlement, the details of which are not
now known.' ,
The police record of the strike at the
stock yard station to date reads: As
saults, 4; murders, 4; accidents, S7; re
moved to hospital. 43,
Secretary : Malley of the switchmen de
clared there would be no strike, because
the Chicago Junction Railroad company
baa 'a force of strike breakers ready to
step Into their place.
Strikers at' Seatk Omaha Renew De
. termination to Stick.
With the return of Stephen Vail, second
vice president of the Amalgamated associa
tion, the union men at South Omaha ap
pear to be greatly encouraged, and a fuel
ing of confidence wa manifest at labor
headquarter. In his talk to local leader
here Mr. Vail expressed confidence that
the railroad union would assist In the
strike and he declared that If this is done
the packer will soon be brought to terms.
Mr. Vail, In speaking of the' condition
now exlstln; in Chicago, said the situation
is' now more favorable to the strikers than
at any time since the strike was declared.
He had no Information for the press which
ha not already been made public, beyond
the declaration that President Donnelly
feels more confident of winning than ever,
and that all tbe men now on strike are
sure to win If they will hold together for
a little longer.
As the calling out of the butchers em
ployed In the Independent plants doe not
affect South Omaha to any extent, afr.
Vail had nothing to say on this proposition.
"This matter of calling out the butchers
in the independent plants," he said, "ha
been fully discussed a our meetings and
in the press! President Donnelly deemed
such action advisable, a he has been led
to believe that some of the Independent
plants were working in accord with the big
There was little excitement at labor head
quarter last night, a many of the union
men left for their homes early in the even
ing confident that good news would await
tnem this morning. Mr. Vail held an ex
tended conference with the local leaders
last night, but those who attended this
meeting declined to discuss the question
under consideration. -
As far as could be learned here last night
no Information had been received by rail,
road employe regarding going out on a
strike in sympathy with the packing house
men, ' .
" Arrangements were finally completed last
evening for holding the annual Labor day
plcnio at Syndicate park. C. O. Schmidt,
first vie president of the Amalgamated
association, will be the speaker of the day.
Committee) are now at work arranging for
a parade and an entertainment at tbe park.
The difficulty about securing the park
for this occasion hue been the reluctance
of the polio board to permit beer to b
sold en the grounds. A number of business
men called upou Messrs. Borgquist, Masson
and Vansant yesterday and urged that the
bars be let down for one day. A Nolau
and Nlxou are out of the city the three
members mentioned did not like to give
permission. While Maason aid Vansant
were Inclined to be liberal. Burgqulst ob
Joclod. and stlU objects. Although no direct
permlislon has been given, the understand
ing is that the unions may go ahead and
(Continued oo Socond Page)
Oerernor General of Canada Train
Where Five Ptr Are
WINNIPEG, Men.. Sept. t-The west
bound Imperial Limited express on the
Canadian Pacific railroad wu wrecked last
night, colliding with a freight train at
Blntaluta, N. W. T.. due to an open
switch which 1 supposed to have been
left open by one of the crew of the freight
train. Five women passenger In the tour.
1st car were killed and four other passen
gers, the porter and engineer were Injured.
Three bodies have been Identified. They
MRS. DOSS1ET. enroute to Edmonton.
V. MRS. WARREN of Sand Point.
1- VGNE9 SHIRLEY of Ottawa.
"i - i - 'he others killed wire In their night
S. hes and this and the fart that the eon-
o 'm of the porter Is such tgat he can
no Information concerning them ha
-.nted the.r Identification. -:
Injured are: , -.
" i J- Brett, bound to . Manila.
Goldjn, bound to Manna.
, " Murray, on her way to Shanghai.
r " - ims, ticketed to Victoria.
. .Hart, the porter.
riart Is the only one seriously, injured.
Mrs. Brett and Miss Ooldln went through
to Moosejaw. Mlns Murray remained at
Blntaluta. Mr. Ross and the porter were
taken to Reglna hospital. Engineer Wilson
of the freight train ha two ribs broken.
Immediately after the accident three doc
tors were on the ground and with the co
operation of the citizens and employes,
everything possible was done for the in
jured. The vice regal party. Lord and Lady
Mlnto, were on the train enroute to the
Pacific coast, but iscaped unhurt and re
sumed their Journey this morning.
New York Man Telle of Action of Ed.
itor Previous to Disappearance.
LONDON, Sept. 2.Regardlng the disap
pearance of C. B. -Spahr of New York,
E. W. Ordway of Brooklyn, his traveling
companion, made the following statement
to the Associated Press today:
We eventually took the steamer Prince
Albert for Dover. We had obtained some
New York paper, and while crossing the
channel Mr. Spahr dlscunned in a natural
manner the news contained In them. Occa
sionally he would leave us for a minute or
two and then return. We missed him soon
after we passed the lightship, not far from
Dover, and Immediately Instituted a search.
We Informed the captain vhen we arrived
at Dover and he began thorough search
for Mr. Spahr. but found no trace of him.
A sailor reported that he had seen Mr.
Spahr standing at the stem at Just about
the time we came to the lightship, but
subsequently he rejoined Mrs. Ordway and
myself. The sailor said he ordered Mr.
Spahr from the stern three different times.
No person saw. hlra after he lett u the
last time. Mrs. Ordway and myself saw
nothing unusual in his demeanor.
Asks the
VICTORIA, B, C. Sept. 1-Prof. Edmund
S. Moony of the University of Washington,
Seattle, is hero conferring with the Brit
Ish Columbia Natural History society with
a view to securing their co-operation In the
erection of two monuments on San Juan
Island. In the Gulf of Georgia, tone at the
American - camp and one at the British
camp. ' ' . ' "
These are to commemorate the excltlnx
historical ' events " which took place there
early In the last' century.' According to
Prof. Meany'i plana the unveiling of the
monuments will take place on October II,
the date on which Emperor William I or
Germany, the arbitrator between the two
nations In that dispute, gave his decision
In favor of the United States.
British Colombian Dusrout Thought to
Bo Near England.
- DOVER, England. Sept.. J. A three
masted canoe supposed to be the Tlllikum,
passed Beachy Head today, bound east.
. The British Columbian nailing canoe
Tlllikum is of or.Iy two and a half tons.
It is an ordinary dugout carved out of the
trunk of a tree' by an Alaskan Indian In
1843. The little craft Is In command of
Captain J. C. Voss, who is accompanied by
a single companion named Harrison, The
Tlllikum left Vancouver In May, . 1901,
for Europe by way of various Islands in
the Pacific, Cape Horn and the Asores.
It was last reported as having sailed from
Ponto del Gada, Asores, August 11. for
London. At that time It had already cov
ered nearly 40,000 miles of its long journey.
His Highness Struck by Ballet, bat
Coat of Mall Protected Him. s.
PARIS, Sept. I. -The Paris edition of the
New York Herald prints the following from
Its Geneva correspondent:
"A high official of the Ottoman" court has
received new3 of a serious fight between
the sultan's Albanian guard and Bosnians,
which continued almost to the doors of the
harem. Many were killed or wounded.
"It I said that one Albanian shot at the
sultan, the bullet glancing off the coat of
mail which he always wearti. The sultan
has arked the prince of Montenegro to sup
ply him with a guard.
"The affair is certain to be denied, but
It truth can be affirmed." '
Paris Officials Have Little Hope of
Fladlaa- Naval Attache.
PARIS. Sept I. The officials here have
almost given up hope of finding Lieuten
ant De Cuverville, the French naval at
tache, who left Port Arthur, in a Junk with
Lieutenant Gllhelm, the German naval at
tache, about the middle of August. He
cabled to the authorities here August 15
that he was about to leave and that the
American naval attache. Lieutenant New
ton A. McCully. had succeeded In getting
out on a Junk. De Cuverville has not
been heard of since starting. Ills family
and the officials here are greatly alarmed.
He Is a son of Admiral De Cuverville.
Hesorl that She and Keglevlteh Are
at Hotel Pllnla la Denied.
ROME. Bept. 1 The report cabled from
Rome und circulated In the United States
that" Princess Louise of Coburg, who e.
caped from a hotel at Bad Elater, Saxony,
Tuesday morning, had arrived at Como,
accompanied by Lieutenant Mataalch-Keg-levltch
and that the pair was staying at
the Hotel Pllnlus under tbe name of von
Huff and wife, la altogether untrue.
Chance In Italian Consuls. '
ROME. Bept. 2-Kmg Victor Emmanuel
today signed a decree relieving Blgnor Gio
vanni Branchl, at his request, from the poet
of consul general at New York. Blgnor
Branchl will remain In the United States
as Italian commissioner to the St. Louis
exposition. Ills successor as consul gen
eral has not been appointed. Blgnor Corte,
the Italian consul at New Orleans, has
been apiointad consul at Denver.
Candidate for Vice President Formally
Opens Campaign in Missouri.
Indiana Senator Addressee m Large
Crowd at Kansas City, Kansas,
Daring; the After
i . . oon.
KANSAS CITY, Sept. 1-Senator Fair
banks formally opened the republican cam'
palgn In Missouri tonight. The ceremony
took place in Convention hall and that Ira
mense building was filled In honor of the
occasion. The event was rendered memor
able by the presence not only of the re
publican candidate for vice president, but
by the presence of many of the Missouri
republican leaders. Including the candidates
for most of tbe state and local offices.
The day was devoted largely by Senator
Fairbanks to meeting personal and political
friends and to a visit to Kansas City,. Kan.,
where he made a brlet address. For an
hour or more In the afternoon he stood In
the parlors of the Midland hotel and shook
hnnds with citlsens who presented them
selves, among them being many former
residents of Indiana.
At the meeting in KansasTCHy, Kan., ref
erence was again made to Senator Fair
banks' availability as a presidential can
didate. It came from State 8enator Cub
bison, who presided over the meeting, and
was in the following term:
"If President McKlnley had lived Sen
ator Fairbanks would almost certainly have
been the presidential nominee at this time,
but under the circumstances all we can
do for him now is to elect him to the vloe
presidency and then nominate and elect
him president four years hence."
In response 0nator Fairbanks spoke In
high terms of President Roosevelt, say
ing that "among all the splendid men who
had occupied the high office of president
hone had manifested a higher purpose
than Theodore Roosevelt to serve wail all
the people of the entire country." - He ex
pressed his conviction that Kansas would
record Its potential Judgment in support
of the president's cause at the November
election, and, continuing, he said:
"Great Issues ore before us. They in
vite our fullest and most conscientious
consideration, to the end that we may de
cide wisely and well. They .should bo con
sidered, not In a narrow spirit, but In a
broad, generous, patriotic way. There
should enter into their contemplation no
suggestion of either passion or prejudice.
Our sole purpose should be to reach that
conclusion which Is In harmony with our
highest and beet Interest. We should sup
port those policies which after due and
careful consideration ore most commended
to our judgments, and we should give sup
port to that party which will best ad
minister our national affairs.
Senator Fairbanks did not' enter Con
vention hall until the meeting was well
under way, nor until a number of others
had spoken. Including C. P. Walbridge, the
republican candidate for governor. .When'
the senator arrived he was received w'h s
iretmnraou; Durst or applause from the vast
throng: present.
In his speech Mr. Walbridge referred to
a report that the republican party had en
tered Into an agreement for an exchange
of votes with "a corrupt element In another
party," and denied it In explicit and em
phatic language.
Senator Fairbanks' Speech.
Senator Fairbanks was again loudly ao
plauded when he was Introduced. He spoke
oniy ror about twenty-five minutes, and
received the closest attention,, notwith
standing the lateness of the hour.
The senator discussed the protective tar
iff and financial policies of the republican
party at some length, after which he con
cluded bis speech by summing up the ac
complishment of the administration, as
"The people demanded good money. We
have it- They demanded that good rela
tions with other nations should be pre
served. They were never better. They de
manded an isthmian canal. . It Is now In
course of construction. No act of dishonor
attaches to It What has been done In
connection with It Involved no violation of
International faith. There wa no execu
tive usurpation. President Roosevelt
merely protected American interests. Ho
acted in a prompt and firm way, clearly
within our national rights, and thereby
made secure the early completion of the
great enterprise so Important to our com
merce and to our country.
"We did well our duty In the last two
national campaigns. Let us not now Jeop
ardise the fruit of those splendid victo
ries. Let us not give over the administra
tion of national affair to the opposition,
which has for so many years antagonised
every great measure which has made for
our present prosperity and strength and
Mr. Fairbanks will leave for Chicago on
the fast Santa Fe train tomorrow morning.
The train stops at Lexington Junction.
Carrollton, Marcellne and LaPlata. Sen
ator Fairbanks will speak five minute from
the rear platform of his car at each of the
stopping plaoes.
Soldiers March and Scant to Learn
Confirmation of Battle.
GAINESVILLE, Va.. Sept. J.-The quiet
that precedes the storm prevailed In the
three maneuver camps today. The pro
gram of practice marches and scouting
for the purpose of gaining familiarity with
the country was continued.
The medical corps Is to take advantage
of the maneuver for Its own development
and as cn object lesson to the militia.
Persons are to be put .put of action with
specific wound at the ratio of two to a
company. These men ore to be cared for
and treated the same as If they were ao
tually wounded In the manner In which
they are to be tagged. In this way the
ambulance and hospital corps will have
an active part In the campaign. Most of
the militia troops which are to participate
In the maneuvers are on their way and
will begin to arrive early tomorrow morn
Jurist Who Objects to Capital Pan.
lehment Asks Another Judge
to Try Marderev.
DENVER. Colo,, Sept. 1-Judge John I.
Mulllns announced todav that n -,...-.
of his conscientious scruples against In-
nicting capital punishment be had called
a Judre from another district to take his
place on the bench here during all the
murder trials at the fall term of the dis
trict court. There are ten prsons await
ing trial for murder In this county.
Inspector Reports on Indian Schools
on the Resebad Reserve,
(From Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON, Bept. i-tSpeelal Tele
gram.) The annual report of Arthur E.
McFatrtdge, day School Inspector, upon the
condition of Indian schools on the Rosebud
sgency. South Dakota, mado public today,
shows twenty day schools were maintained
on this reservation during the fiscal year,
with an average attendance of about twen
ty-flve pupils each.
At the government boarding school the
attendance during the year was 1S7; St
Francis MUsloa school, 222; St. Mary's
school, 46; private schools, I; and 91 pu
pils from this reservation attending non
reservation schools, making a total of pu
pils attending school of about S5 per cent
As room In most of the day school build
ings Is limited, additional room I . very
much needed at each school, to be used for
bathing, laundry, etc. The cost of main
taining the twenty schools for the fiscal
year, including salaries 'of employes, wss
$23,210. which was about S4ti for each pupil
Rural routes ordered estan'lshed October
1: Nebraska Norfolk. Madison county, one
additional; area, thirty-three square miles;
population, 600. South Dakota Salem, Mc
Cook county, one route; area, forty-two
square miles; population, M0.
Rural carriers appointed: Nebraska Ayr.
regular, William F. Brandts, John A. Wood-
worth; substitutes, diaries - Harrington,
Pearl B. Woodworth. Iowa Adair, regular,
William 8. Barney; substitute, Frank H.
Werner. Dysart, regular, William Kltner;
substitute, Charles Crops. Farmlngton,
regular. Harper O. There; substitute, Harry
Jenkins. Washita, regular. Verne O. Felter;
substitute, Inex D. Felter. South Dakota
Emory, regular, George C. Durlsch; sub
stitute, George Durlsch. f Wentworth, regu
lars, Isaiah Corbln. Arthur B. Waters,
Bertha Adams; substitutes, Harry W. Cor
bln,. Charles M. Waters, James Hawkins.
Wyoming postmasters appointed: Kendall,
Fremont - county. Mra Jane Jones, vice 8.
L. Splcer, resigned; Mandei, Albany county,
James Stephen, vice Louise H. Pendersen,
resigned. '
Dolna; Better-Then Expected In Set
ting; Claims of Other Nations.
WASHINGTON, Bept. 2. Venesueta is
doing better than was expected In the et
tlement of the Judgment rendered against
It by the mixed commission, and instead of
taking ten years to dispose of the claims
of the allied powers Great Britain, Ger
many and Italy It appears that these will
now be settled In full In about two years,
and the claims of the nonallled powers
will be discharged wHhlfl four and ore
half years after the allies are paid.
Up to June 30 last there had been paid to
the allied powers 680,460 bolivars, and they
are still to receive 10.368.S88 bolivars, and
the allied powers, aftei' that Is paid, - will
receive 21,149,441 bolivars , ,
Meat Accused of Jjejfrnoidina; United
" States Mast 'Stand Trial, at " '
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. i-i-Judge De
haven of the United States district court
eave his decision in the Hyde-Dlmond case
today, granting-the application for an order
removing the defendants to WsshJ.tgton
for trial.
The indictment. against the accused- men,
Frederick A. Hyde and Henry. P.. Dimond,
contains ' forty-two counts, only the first
one being considered by the court In render.
Ing the decision. They ore accused of con.
spirlngv In the District of Columbia with
John A. Benson and Joost H. Schneider to
defraud" the United States out of large
tracts of public lands.
In referring o a point raised by the
defendants, the court adopts the language
of Judge Dillon, who said in a similar case:
"The District of Columbia Is not' a sanc
tuary to which persons committing offenses
against the United States may fly beyond
the reach of Justice, nor Is the law so
defective that persons there, committing
such offenses and escaping or found else
where cannot be taken back there for trial,'
The attorneys for Hyde and Dimond
have applied to Judge Morrow of the
United State circuit court for a writ of
habeas corpus.
Heavily Laden Elevator Car Falls
Three Stories In Chicago De-'
partme-nt Store. '
CHICAGO. Sept. 2. Two nersons r.
killed and six were seriously ininrori tn.
oay by the falling of a freight elevator
in tne store or Sears, Roebuck & Co.
The uaosenger elevator was out of rnir
and the freight elevator was used during
the day by the customers and employes.
While a load of passengers was being car
rled ud this afternoon the cahl mrM
allowing the elevator, with its load of
ten persons, to fall three stories.
The conductor of the elevator Thimn
Caldwell, and Mrs. Kate Hayes wer killed.
Hatrlaaa Interests Now Have Line
from Chicago to the Pad go
Sept. 2. The new today
The Chicago A. Alton railway h. n.u.f
to the ownership of the Union Pacific by
the purchase of the Alton line bv th h.f.
rtman interests. Chicago now has nnth
line of railway In direct connection with
oan Francisco. At Kansas City the Union
Poclfio system connects with the Chicago A
Alton, and gives E. H. Iiarriman a through
route from Denver, completing the direct
route from Chicago to San Francisco.
Movements of Oeean Veaaels Sept. 3.
At New York Arrived: Pimnunl. f..
Liverpool: La Savoie. from Havre a-.ii.H-
Celtic, for Liverpool.
At Liverpool Arrived: Armenian, from
New York; i-lohemiaii, from Boston. Sailed
Cedrlc. for New York.
At Uenoa Arrived: Prlns Adlk.rt
New York.
At Hum burs Arrived: PhrtAnlxU rmm
New York. '
At Manchester Arrived: Caladnnian
from Boston.
At Rotterdam Arrived: Star Halifax-
from Montreal. . ,
At London Arrived: Minnesota, fn.m
At Copenhagen Sailed: Island, for New
At Olaagow Balled: Buenos Avns r,.P
At Uover Balled: 11 am burs, for Mu
At Moville-Bulled: Parisian, for Mon
At Queenstown Sailed: Cymric, for Boa.
ton. Arrived: Cretlc. from Boston: Lu
cania. from New York.
Al Plymouth Arrived: Bluecher. frnm
New vik.
French Military Hen Think Konropatkin
Should Hold Liao Tang.
Possibly Has Been So Long Delayed
Enveloping Movement of
(Copyright, by New York Herald Co.. 1S04.)
PARIS, Sept. S.-(New York Herald Ca
blegnam Special Telegram to The Bee.)
The New York Herald's European edition
publishes the following from Its military
"If the new that Liao Yang Is taken Is
confirmed a heavy responsibility fall on
the Russian headquarters. The commander
In-chief may lose a battle In the open field
without It being made a crime on hi part,
eelng that a defeat may be produced by
circumstances or sudden interventions baff
ling all precaution. But It 1 not easy to
admit that a town which ha been made a
center of resistance and which for long
months ha bristled with manifold works
covering its approaches in order to make It
an Impregnable Intrenched camp, stiould so
readily be taken thus by main' force In
consequence of an unsuccessful action. It
Is probable that only a premature rumor.
and as the Japanese have said rather pre.
sumptuously, some field works have been
taken by the enemy on the right bank of
the Taltse, which the modern art of forti
fication, with Its bastions and concrete
forts, may have spread out rather too
widely on the part of the Russians, so that
their engineers have not been able to make
Liao Yang impregnable to a toup de main.
"We hope then still that It Is not only a
false report caused by the defeat of the
right wing of the Russian army, which,
after Its desperate resistance, was driven
back In disorder Into Liao Yang. But that
which seems to leave no -room for doubt
and must have some very serious conse
quences, is that there has been a retreat,
and this perhaps has been, unfortunately,
too long delayed on the part of General
Kouropatkln, toward Mukden, although Its
fl&tal necessity was foreseen. This has
been caused by the double turning move
ment of the Japanese, who are thus threat
ening his flanks by the west and east, and,
as 'we anticipated, are placing hint in the
greatest danger.
"Twodays ago General Kurokl, changing
his scheme 'Of frontal attack on the left
bank of Tattse, suddenly threw several
bridges of boats across that river and ha
crossed it with nearly all of his forces, in
order to throw himself between Liao Yang
and Mukden, while the troop which were
recently d lee sn harked -at Inks, whuica too
rapidly ascended the right bank of the
Liao river, are converging by the west on
the entrenched camp of Liao Yang.
"It is a repetition of the too famous
'movement of Capricorn,', carried out by
the Germans at Sedan, which was the cause
of the surrender of the French army.
"It is true that at Liao Yang the case
is not' absolutely the same, seeing that, as
has been Justly remarked by the military
critics of the Times, there must be Rus
sian forces in nearly equal numbers toward
Mukden. . There can be no doubts that
they have large numbers there and that
these troops are all so disposed a to take
in tbe rear the Japanese who are attempt
ing to bar the Mukden road against the
Russian -commander-in-chief.
"But tbe situation of his army la none
the less precarious, and must remain so
up to the moment when he is able to again
escape anew by an orderly retreat carried
out under the pressure of the three gen
erals who are trying to hem hlra In. -' A
very considerable diversion for the Russian
army will be no doubt the appearance of
the division of Genera1, Llnevitch on the
flank of Kurokl' j divisions,- If he arrives
In time to take part in the general action.
"I: Is to be hoped, Indeed, that General
Kouropatkln has not been deceived by the
glamor of phenomenal success and all foo
late given to his historic troops tbe order
to withdraw toward the north." ;
Victory Not Won Lntll Konropntkln's
Retreat Is Cnt OaT.
LONDON, Bept. .-English military crit
ics neither shads Toklo's jubilation over
the fall of Liao Yang nor lay stress on the
view that Russian dispatches attribute to
General Kouropatkln's latest moves.
Those who have access to Information not
revealed In the dispatches from Toklo and
not given out from St. .Petersburg declare
that the battle of Liao Yang, however dra
matic and historic in loss of life and
tragic incident, can have no serious bear
ing on eventual- Issues until the Japanese
have surrounded Kouropatkln.
The London dally newspapers In their
headings - depict the condition at Liao
Yang as "Russian rout," "defeat" or "de
bacle." Their editorials point out that the
latest dispatches leaVo the Issue of th-
"greatest battle of this generation" still
in doubt
"Marquis Oyama's ' sacrifice will have
been in vain unless he Is able to cut off
Kouropatkln from Mukden." On this point
there are chaotic hypothesis.
The Dally Graphic soys: "We are In
the dark as to the final outcome,", adding
that it seems not unlikely that Kouropat
kln may still manage to carry a fighting
column to Mukden."
i "The authorities doubt whether the Jap
anese In the face of 'Indomitable Russian
pluck' are strong enough to press some of
the preliminary successes already won."
The Morning Post concludes a careful
survey of the four days' fighting with the
opinion that the batt'.e of Liao Yang will
take Its place, beside that of Waterloo,
and believes that "whether or not Kouro.
patkln's force Is able to continue Its re
treat It will be broken and useless for
some time to come."
The Russian view that General Kouropat
kln by crossing the river divided the op
posing forces meets with slight considera
tion, a It Is pointed out I hit ell the Japa
nese unit can attack simultaneously from
different directions, which eliminates aay
advantage to the Russian side and really
aggravates the seriousness of their posl-
(Continued oa Seoond Page.)
Fair Satnrdayi Warmer In Northwest
Portion. Snnday Fair and Warmer.
Temperntnre at Omaha Yesterday!
Honr. . . Desr. - Honr. . Dear.
B a. m ..... . 61 1 p. m I .... . To
Os.ni 5 8 p. m TM
T a. m IVO ft p. m TA
N a. m. 61 4 p. m T
O a. m...... fa 5 p. m 74
10 i. m A ftp. tn TT
11 a. m...... TO T p. m T4
IS m T3 p. m...... Tl
9 p. tn H
Russian Position la Strongly Fortl
tJed and Japs Face a Gi
gantic Task.
The lack of definite Information from the
scat of war continues up to Saturday morn
ing and nothing further regarding the situ
ation at Liao Yang Is known beyond the
fact that Kouropatkln has wtthdrswn the
main portion1 bf his forces to the north
or right bank of the Taltse river, and thct,
according to -the latest advices, the action
Is still in progress.
There Is disinclination In St. Petersburg
to believe that Liao Yang has been aband
oned, and at the same time It Is declared
that the position Kouropatkln ..now occu
pies is the one he hsd prepared and forti
fied and where ho has all along planned
to make his second stand. Instead of di
rectly In and around Liao Yang, with the
river at his beck, as had been believed. It
Is thought by Russian experts that In at
tacking Kouropatkln's present defenses the
Japanese are facing an almost Impossible
task, especially with their forces divided by
the river. .
Advices reaching Toklo say that the
Taltse river Is flooded and cannot be forded
and therefore, as pointed out In the As
sociated Press dispatches from St. Peters
burg, "the river Itself becomes an impor
tant factor In the general scheme of Rus
sian defense."
Dispatches from both Russian and Japa
nese sources Indicate that the troop on
both sides are Jaded and weary after the
many days of fighting and It Is pointed out
that In consequence a temporary lull In the
active struggle would not be surprising.
A dispatch received at Toklo says that
great fires are raging at Liao Yang, "be
lieved to result from Japanese shelling or
from the efforts of the Russian to destroy
their, stores preparatory to the evacuation
of Liao Yang, with the additional hope of
injuring the- city as a future Japanese
The opinion prevails In Toklo that the
Russian casualties In the recent fighting
will reach 80,000, while the Russian losses
of August 31 and September 1 are given
in official reports as 5,000 killed or wounded.
The report from Marshal Oyama that he
was engaged on Thursday with the Russian
center would Indicate that at least a por
tion of Kouropatkln's army was still on
the south bank of the Taltso river.
It Is not definitely announced that .the
Japanese hawe occupied Liao Yang.
Japanese Estimate Raaetaa Catsnal.
. ', ties at Thirty Thousand.
TOKIO, Sept. J.r-9 p. m. A few addi
tional details of the progress of the battlo
at Liao Yang reached Toklo at a late hour
today.. General Kurokt's right Is continu
ing to press the attack at Helylngtal, se?k-
lng ground whence their guns will domlnatj
the railroad. The troops under General
Kurokl are Jaded and weary. They have
been march'ng and fighting since August
23, but In spite of this they attacked with
spirit. The Japanese are confident that
they already have swept back the strong
Russian force with which they have been
engaged, and it is probable that when the
details are known it will be found that
a great tragedy was enacted today along
the Taltse river. The Taltse Is flooded and
cannot be forded. General Oku In command
of the Japanese left army,' has directed
his energies to forcing the Russians to
the river and It Is probable that many
were drowned there.
A private dispatch received' here reports
that great fires are raging at Liao Yang.
This statement Is not confirmed officially.
These fires are believed to result from the
Japanese shelling or from the efforts of
the Russians to destroy their stores pre
paratory to the evacuation of Liao Yang,
with the additional hope of injuring the
city as a future Japanese base.
Unofficial estimates place the Russian
forces In the vicinity of Liao Yang at
fifteen divisions of 15.000 men each. These
are probably excessive, but It Is evident
that numerically the Russians exceed tho
The opinion that the Russian casualties
In the recent fighting will reach 30,000 Is
confidently expressed In high quarters
here. Neither Field Marshal Oyama nor the
Japanese army commanders ha yet esti
mated the Russian losses. '
It seems that the Japanese avoided a
direct assault on Liao Yang Itself, but
devoted their energies to the troops out
side the city. In sn effort to cut off the
Russian retreat. Liao Yang Is strongly
fortified and If IS probable that the Japa
nese will not attack the city directly until
they have succeeded In Isolating It Should
the Russian abandon Liao Yang the Japa
nese will, of course, enter.
Objects to Selsnre by Rnssln of Ship
Carrying; American Goods.
ST. PETERSBURG. Sept. 2.-4:08 p. m.-.
The .United States haa protested to Russia
against the seisure of the . cargo of ihe
British steamer Calchaa,. which was cap
tured while bound from Puget Sound to
Japan by the Vladivostok squadron. The
protest follow the line of the case of the
Portland and Aslatlo liner Arabia, also
seised by the Vladivostok squadron, In de
clining to recognise as of a contraband
character goods and foodstuff In the ordi
nary course of trade and not designed for
the use of belligerents.
The Associated Press I able to state on
very high authority that Russia will de
cllne to enter Into the negotiations pro
posed by the United States August 21 In
regard to the unrestricted recognition of
American passports.
Germany Think Neither Power
sires to End War Now.
BERLIN. Sept. t, The German foreign
office, taking note of the fresh assertion
that the neutral powers are comparing
view with tbe object of forcing friendly
mediation In the war between Russia, and
Japan, says such an Idea Is absurd at this
moment, as tbe Russian purpose to con
tinue the war has been clearly made
known. All the governments ' understood
that Great Britain and France, at some
time nreed on. would offer to mediate
wheu buth belligerents desired it. When
that time arrives naturally there Is noth
ing to preclude other neutral governments
from participating.
Et. Petersburg Pears Betreat of lonro
, patkin Maj Hate Been Out Off.
j Russian Commander Expected to Break
Through and 8ave Army.
Japanese Reports Are that Retreat Re
sembles a Romt.
Only Thins- Which Appears Certain
Is that Russians Are Making: De-.
' perate Effort to Keep Ope
Line of Retreat.
(Copyright, by New York Herald Co., 1904.)
ST. PETERSBURG. Sept. .-(New York
Herald V Cablegram Special Telegram to
The Bee.) Kurokl'a psssage of the Toitse
river with two divisions of his forces, in
cluding cavalry and artillery. Is regarded
here as tho gravest piece of new received
concerning events around Liao Yang and as
Indicating clearly the Intention of the Jap
anese to cut off the retreat of Kouropatkln
and to prevent him from" receiving rein
forcementa and supplies.
This, with the knowledge that consid
erable Japanese force hn made Its way up
the Liao Ho on the western side of the
railway Is causing ' a particularly uneasy
feeling. Apropos to these facts, tho In
valid says:
"It is evident that the violent attack
made by the enemy on our left flank .was
merely a blind to cover Kurokt's passage
across the Taltse. This move on tho part
of the Japanese general gives an entirely
new aspect to the operations. Judging
from previous experience, the enemy will
not waste any yme." 'n
General Vronskl, writing In the Novo
'remya: "We must give Kurokl credit for
the exceedingly daring move."1
"Military Critic," in the Blrschewya Vie
demostl, remafks: "I am Inclined to be-,
lleve the retreat from Liao Yang will com
mence at once. The chief part of our army
will burst through the chimin and Kouro
patkln will not allow himself to be shut up
In Liao Yang." - - ' '
Another military expert say)' "General
Kurokl with hi great force I tnarchina
........ .-.I-. r. -vt-.f.
direction while another fores I marching
direct upon the railroad. The tendency of
the movement Is hone other than to sur
round Liao' Yang.'f ,,? ; . ,
Such are a 1 few examples of opinions
given showing the seriousness of tho situa
tion is fully realised.' Publlo sentiment
has not been reassured by a telegram from.
London, published this afternoon,, .to tho
effect that Kurokl' army, advancing in
two sections, attacked, the ' eastern front
of the Russian force and that Kouropatkln
retreated, seeing lie was In 'imminent
danger of being surrounded. '
Cutting oft the water supply, of Port
Arthur is annoying, but Is not of, vital im
portance, as there exist an Immense con
densing apparatus, capable of producing
BO.O0O gallons a day, .and also cistern for
the reception of rain water. ,
The second Pacific squadron on returning"
to Cronstadt was found to have suffered
considerable strain. Tho Opinion now pre
vails that it will be unable to Start Until
much later than wa anticipated. ' ; ,
Four tyundred mountain gun have beta
sent to the front . '
; Russians Are Retreating;.
TOKIO, Sept. 2.-10 a. m. The Russians
began to retreat on the right center from
Liao Yang early Thursday. , They wer
thrown Into great confusion while attempt
ing to cross to the right bank of the TolU
river. Tbe Japanese pursuing them vigor
ously, seised a Russian cannon, whloh they
used to shell the Liao Yang railway st.
tlon. Field Marshal Oyama's right at
tacked a heavy force of Russians in ths
vicinity, of Heylngtal. twelve mile north
of Liao Yanr. at 11 o'clock Thursday. HI
left began at duwn today pressing the Rus
sians toward Tatzho. It 1 thought that
he will severely punish the Russian.
The fate of the great bulk of the retreat
ing Russian army -hinge upon the bravery
and fortitude of It left flank.
Before falling bock General Kouropatkln
Intended that his left to the eastward and
northward of Liao Yang should be greatly
strengthened In the hope, of checking Gen
ml Kurort's advance around his flank and
to protect his line of ret neat and communi
cation, i ne greatest pari ui tins prvteuunsj
force seem to have been massed in the
neighborhood of Helylngtal, twelve mile
northeast of Liao Yang, where It wa
fiercely assaulted by General Kurokl at .11
o'clock Thursday morning. The result of
this fighting Is not known. If Kurokl wing
and strikes tho flank of the retreating Rus
sian army and reaches the railroad It will
place the Russians In a most serious pre
dicament. Yesterday the Japanese managed to In
terfere seriously with the train service
from Liao Yang, j They used soma gun
captured from the Ruaalana, together with
some of their own to bombard the railroad
station at Liao Yang, thus preventing th
entraining of Russian troops.
The Japanese casualties In the Liao Yang
engagement have not yet been ascertained
officially. It Is announced that they will
not exceed 10,000. -Report
Liao Yangr on Fire.
1:00 p. m. It la reported here that a con
flagratlon Is raging at Liao Yang.
Japanese Capture Chinese Junks.
Noon Admiral Hosoya report that th
Japanese guardshlps near Yental, south
of Banshantao, near Tallen bay, Sun
day and Monday captured twenty
six Chinese Junks which wer attempting
to carry provisions Into port Arthur. They
were taken 'to Talien and were tried and
confiscated. The mcw wer released.
Oka Hakes Night Attack.,
A telrgram received here from the chief.
of-stsft in th field Indies tea that General
Oku, In command of the Japanese left
army, gained th ascendancy over th giav

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