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General Review of Important Happen.
pcnlgs Presented In a Brief antf
Tho great Now York subway has
been oponed for traffic
Chinese at Mukden expect severe
fiRiitlnR and are closing up tliolr busi
An Indiana woman admits poisoning
her step.dntighter nnd gave tho judge
her confession to read.
TUo skipper of a Swedish steamer
declaios that hla vcssbl was chaased
and fired upon by a Ilusslan cruiser
previous to tho Hull affair.
Tho Japanoso aimy in Manchuria
Iihvo resumed tho offensive Tho Rus
sians are reported to have lost a nuin
bor of important positions.
The Tribuna, a leading Kalian paper,
calls RojcBtvcnsky n luiuttic, and adds
that if complete and prompt satisfac
tion is not given, war wfll be inevita
ble Spain will allow tho Russian war
ships to lemain at Vigo long enough to
mako necessary repairs. Tho others
roiled after taking on 400 tons of coal
Fire on tho Ilrooklyn water front de
stroyed a pier 700 feet long which was
stored with cotton nnd cnurnl merch
amliso. A steamer tied to tlio pier was
also destroyed, Ono llreman and one
policeman are reported missing. Tlio
loss in estimated at f 600,000.
Postmaster Vancott, of Now York, is
Uoth armies in Manchuria continue
General Kuropatkin has beon mado
commander in chief o( the Russian
Many of the Hull flshcrmen bollevo
tlio attack of tho Russian ileet was pre
meditated. Tho town of Berkeley, Va., continues
under martial law. Tho authorities
are fearful of a race riot bicaking out.
John C. Haddock, a Now York inde
pendent coal mine owner and operator,
declares the coal roads have ruined
Arrangements aro almost complete
for opoiiinhg schools on tho Island of
Guam. There aro 2,800 native chil
dren on tho island.
Govornor Chabmeiloin charges tho
commissioner of tho gonoral land ofllco
with allure to keep promise in regard
to lieu landd in Oregon.
A now Russian loan of $270,000,000
haBV irtually been concluded. Half
the loan has been reserved for Gormany
and the balanco to Franco, Belgium
Eight Japanese warehouses on tho
Yalu river at Antung, tilled with in
tlona, clothing, ammunition and tho
prizes permed at tho battle of tho Ya
lu, have beon burned.
Tlio weather In Manchuria is vory
cold and theie ib great scarcity of fuel.
By a sale Just mado, 340,000 acren of
laud in Mexico has been cold to a Mor
Tho Standard dictionary received the
grand prize, tho highest award, at the
St. Louis fair.
Many Japanese on tho Paciflo coast
are leaving for their home country to
Join the army.
James F. Coopnr, associate Justice of
the supreme court of tho Philippine
Islands, has resigned.
Fire at tho plant ol the Now Homo
Sewing Machine company, Orange,
Mass., entailed a loss of $100,000.
It is probable that the Mississippi
will soon bo dredged, bb englneeia fear
the great river will soon beromo clog
ged and useless as a waterway.
Tho Russian minister to Great Brit
ain had a narrow escape from violence
at the hands of a mob who would
avenge the death of tho Hull fisher
men. He Ib now guarded by police.
The armored cruiser Colorado ia the
fastest in her class. On her trial trip
she made 22.26 knots an hour. This
ia slightly in excess of speed called for
by the contract.
Tho peoplo of Japan aro reported
resent the suppieesion ol war news.
Tho armies in Manchuria aio fully
rested and a battle that should proio
decisive Ib looked for.
Sentiment in French governmental
quarters is growing mote fuvorahlo to
the American proposition to call a tec
ond peace congress at Tho ilaguo.
Tho Russian admiraalty council sit
ting in review of tho Vladivostok prize
court, has decided that tho British ship
Allanton, seized Juno 16, and her cargo
must bo released.
A counterpart of tho big Inside Inn
at tho St. Louis fair ia said to bo prac
tically assured for 1005.
This year's total registration in New
York City is 688,775, which exceeds
by nearly 60,000 the record of 1000.
One of the suspected train robbers,
shot in an attempt to escape arrest at
St, Louis, when told be could not live,
confessed to having taken part in two
ooiu-upa ana implicated others who
were thought to have taken part.
TIRED ON riRST.
Russian Admiral Says He Acted
St. Petersburg, Oct. 21). Tho mys
tery of tho' trawler affair, instead of be
ing denied up by Vice Admiral Ilujest
vensky'a report today appears to bo
deeper than over. The admiral declares
ho was attacked in tho darkness by two
torpedo boats which came upon tho
squadron from tho direction of tho fish
ing fleet. Ho oponed Are and bellovcs
ho tank ono of tho torpedo boats, tho
other making off undor cover among
As soon ib lie noticed the flshbrmen,
Admiral Rojestvensky ceased firing.
Ho proceeded on his way without leav
ing any vessel bohind, and Bays ho bo
liovcs the vessel which the fishitmen
reported remained on tho sceno for six
hours without offering succor to tho
drowning was tho other torpedo boat,
either waiting for her consort or re
pairing damage inflicted by tho lire of
his shipB. Tho admiral declares no
torpedo boati were with iho squadron.
In concluding his telegram, Admiral
Rojoatvencky exprcPRed In the most
warm hearted way tho reunite of the
wholo squadron to tho llshormeit who
had suffered, and to tho families of tlio
STRIPS TOR WAR.
Great Britain Is Rapidly Matilt'to'Hcr
Loudon, Oct. 20.--Notwithstanding
tho diplomatic check In consequence of
Admiral ltojestveiu-ky's report, it Is
evident that Great Britain is preparing
for tho possibility of war. Trouuiiidoun
activity is reported from all dockyard,
where vuhoIb under repair ate being
made ready for eeu under urgent orders
from the admiralty.
While no time limit for tho receipt
of RuphIii'h reply haH been fixed, It is
generally understood today that tho
route of the' Itueslan tquadrnn past
Gibraltar will bo barred by tho Uiun
nel squadron, commanded by Vice Ail
mlral Lord Charles Beresford.
Perhaps tho mutt significant devel
opment is tho cabinet meeting which is
called for today. While the call was
IcHiied prior to the teceiptol Rojestven
fky's icport, which changed the situa
tion considerably and a pears to place
some of .he burden of proof upon Great
Britain, the meeting undoubtedly marks
tho reaching of a loriuus Rtage.
Tho ships of tho BrUMi'chanr.oV fleet
cleared their decks this afternoon. It
is rumored that tho wholo fleet, with
tho exception of the battleship Caesar,
will steam westward tomorrow with
the alleged purposo of making a sham
attack against the Rock of Gibraltar.
GLAD ALCXICrT IS OUT.
Russians Believe He Will Return,
Now Kuropatkin Is In Power.
St. Poturbaurg, Oct. 29. Viceroy
AloxiofJ'H order of the day announcing
Kuropukiu'a appointment la in the
samo graudioNu vein as Kuiopatkiu's
order of Octnbor 6, and Is regarded an
having (letlnltli'V istabllshed tint auth
orehip of that ill-ntarred document.
While Alexieff taken particular
paiiix, in turning over tho eupremo
command of tho land foictu to Kuro
patkin, to inform thu eoldivru and the
world of thu mat ka of imperial confi
dence reposed in him, and to announce
that he will remain as viceroy, the or
der Ib considered as virtually hla fare
well address, and that it will soon be
followed ny his return to St. Peters
burg. His elimination aa a factor in
tlio military situation has caused a
High of relief.
The papers nil welcome the an
nouncement of Kuropatkiu's appoint
ment to the chief command as a well
merited recompense for tho manner in
which Iim discharged tho difficult lolit
impouod upon him, ami, reading !0'
tween the lines, as a promise of better
results now that Alexieff is eliminated,
and thero is no longer a prospect of
elevation of a grand dtiko to tho su
Neat Is for Russia.
KansaBCIty, Oct. 20. I). H. Me
Mul.en, a Tncomu lumberman, who
arrived hero today from Omaha, saj'H
that the order foi 3,OUO,000 pounds ol
meat received by an Omaha packing
company was given by the Russian
government. He said: "The beef
must bo shipped out of San Francisco
within 30 days. There were two Jap
anese agents in the packing houso
ofiico at tho timo that tin Russians
were there to give tho order." Me
Million added that the Japaueso also
had given an older fur meat.
Mall Will Not Get Through.
Washington, Oct 20. The postofllco
department has been tulvited by tho
postollico department of Canada that
on account of thu largo quantity of
non-traiiHmiesible mill matter received
at White Horse, Yukon territory, dur
ing tint past winter t-tflHon addressed to
destinations north of White) iforeu, tlxt
Canadian department has determined
to return to senders, all non-transmissible
matter that may he received dur
ing the winter.
' I II I HIS)
Street Car Runs Into River,
El Paso, Tor., Oct. 20. An electric
car on the lino between this city and
the 1 Paso Bmelting works, in Towno,
Tex,, Jumped the track today, with 70
passengers, and ran into the Rio
Grande river Several passengers were
injured, but none were killed. The
embankment was about 12 feet high,
and tho car plunged into 10 fet of
water. The river had undermined the
REGRET IS KEEN
Admiral Says Attack on
Trawlers Was Accident.
WERE TAKEN FOR THE ENEMY
Three Dattlcshlps and Transport
Anchor at Vigo, Spain They
Desire to Make Repairs.
Vigo, Spain, Oct. 28. Tho Russian
battleships Emperor Alexander III,
Uorodino, Orel atd Knhizoruff and the
transport Anatol anchored in ibis port
today, causing cunimlerablo excitement.
Tiio government will nut allow them to
coal, and requests they leave purl as
soon as possitilo.
Tlio Associated Press has suci ceded
in obtaining an interview with Ad
miral RojcBtvcnsky, who express!
great regret over tlio North Sea inci
dent. Tlio admiral stated that the un
fortunate occurrenco was purely acci
dental. Tho weal her on the night In
question was rather hazy. About 1 a.
in, two torpedo buatB, which thu Muh
slans supposed were Japancmj craft,
suddenly appeared between the two
divisions of tho equitdrnn and ecuuod
to dlBchargo torpedoes. Tho RticnmiiH
immediately opened fire. They saw
no fishermen, and were not aware llmt
any damage had been done. Evident
ly, the admiral mild, 'the tiBheriiit-n had
shown no lights. Tho admiral re
pented tuat he greatly regretted that
any Injury bad been done llMhermeii,
and added ho had no doubt the Itus
stnu government would make ample
Princo Keretelll, mi officer of tho
battleship Alexander III, given tho
following explanation of thiiattatk by
the 'Baltic miimdron upon thu British
ttawlera off Dodger Hank:
"Tho transport Anatol, which was
steaming ahead of thu squadron, was
Middenly siirrouiided by eight lotp-ilo
boatB and requested uhhIbIhuco, where
upon tho battleship division advancul
and signaled to the uiikuuw vessels to
leave or disclose their nationality.
The vessels refused to ohoy, and ad
vanced among tho Russian battleships
Suddenly a cannon shot was heaid
from an unknown vessel. Then the
admiral formed In battle Hue and re
plied to the tire, ai'torward continuing
Prince Keretelll added that tho
Russians feared tho stiango torpedo
boats wcro Japanese, as the admlial
was awaro the Japanese had puruhased
such boats in England.
CHANNEL TLEET READY TOR SEA.
four Dattlcshlps and Three Cruis
ers Under Sailing Orders.
Gibraltar, Oct. 28 Thu ships of tho
channel fleet have filled their bunkers
with coal and replenished their am
munition and will bo ready for mm at a
moment's notice. Tho battleship
Hannlhol and tho cruiser Doris lire
watching tho straits closely. There
is great activity at thu dockyards,
where men are working night and day.
Thu admiralty is inaaking inquiries
concerning thu coal available hero.
Thu batllothlpg Victorious, Illustri
ous and MuJcBtlu, flagship of Vliu-Ad-mlral
itoresford, and thu ciuieors Lan
caster, ThesiiH and Kiidymion aro un
der orders to sail on thu morning of
October 28. It is rumored thai the
put posu Is In shadow tho ItiiH-iaii
llaltlu squudron, which is expected to
go by way of the Capu of Good Hope
WILL SOUND THE POWERS.
Russia Will Learn If They Will Let
Ships. Pass the Dardanelles.
London, Oct, 28. The Associated
Prora learns that while thero is no
foundation lor tho rumor which re
cently emanated from Constantinople
that thu Russian government is ap
proaching thu sultan with a view of
obtaining his consent to thu parsing of
the (thick sea fleet through tho Dnrdti
nullcH, Russia Is actually taking steps
to sound tho other coiiitnental govern
ments as to whether any objections
would ho raised by them in th event
of a formal request being presented by
Russia to tlio powers jointly for Iho
lemoval of International restrictions
governing thu passage of thu Darda
nelles. $30,000 fire at Shipyard.
Philadelphia, Oct. 28. Hru tnniuht
did damage to tho amount of $110,000
in the pattern shop and brass foundry
of tho Neafle fc Levy shipyard, on the
Delaware river, in the northeastern
section of tho city. A largo iiiimner n'
patterns and plans were destroyed,
among them several foi thu construe
tiou of the United States cruUur M,
JOiiis, now on thu ways in the com
pany's shipyard. An official of the
company loulght said the loss of thu
plans would probably cause somo de
lay in thu launching of thu cruiser
Ru.sMa May Uuy the Culchu.s.
Tacoma, Oct. 28 It Ih current
talk in well informed shipping elides
that negotiations aro cm between the
Russian government and Alfred Holt &
Co., of Liverpool, for the purchase of
the oteamer Calchas, which thu Riii
slans captured on the way to Japan
and took as a prize to Vladivostok,
It is said tho purchaeo price is $750,
000, which will bo ample to cover all
the damages incurred in thu seizure of
Big Meat Order from Orient.
Omaha, Neb., Oct. 28. A local pack
ing house today received un order for
3,000,000 pounds of mess beef for ship
ment to the Orient.
PRESS DISPLAYS IMPATIENCE.
London Papers Regard Czar's Note
as Only a Personal Expression.
Loudon, Oct. 27. Tho morning pa
pciB display great Impatlenco over tlio
dotay of tlio Russian government In ac
cording satisfaction for tlio Dogger
Hunk allalr. Iho emperor's communi
cation, whilo it rol loves tho immediate
tension, ia hold only to bo a personal
expression of regret, and it ia argued
that unless tho Russian government
speedily follows stilt a situation of thu
greatest dangor will arise. Editorial
articles domaul that the Baltic squad
ron must bo Btopped in Its Irresponsi
ble courso, for otherwise there Ib no
safety for tho shipping ol any nation
ality. Tho Standard aBks:
"Is this ill-omened squadron, with
Its demoralized crowB and Incompotent
oillcors, to continue its crazy career
and becomo an intolerable nuisance
and menace to tho civilized world?"
And, with other papers, declares thoro
will bo woik for tho British navy un
less Russia recalls or stops its fleet at
soino neutral pert for investigation and
iho punishment of tho guilty parties.
In this connection, greatest ratlsfac
Hon is expressed at tho unanimity of
foreign expressions in support of Great
Britain's attitude in tlio mat tor", 'es
pecially at German denunciation of tho
conduct of tho Baltic fleet.
Public interest and even anxiety
shows not the slightest sign of waning.
Tho Russo-Japanese war la alniost for
gotten, and tlio papers are occupied al
most exclusively with thu North fler.
affair, so far, thu attltudo of thu gov
ernment nieeta with thu approval of
tho public, who are greatly gratified
with thu Instructions of the admiralty
lor co-operation hotwten the Mediter
ranean, Channel and llomu squadioiiB
should uecesisty arisu.
Japanese Officer to Blame for
cldcnt to Two Ships.
London, Oct. 27 Thu Tuklo correij
pendent of thu Express states that the
truth of tho winking of the Japanese
gunboat Hatachi Maru and tho damag
ing of tho Sadu Maru by Russian
mines lias become known. According
to this version, tho admiral command
lug the squadron to which the two ves
sels were attached had beon bribed by
tho Russians to bet lay his country, the
sum paid to tho traitor being $110,000.
The RuBslana were Informed by wire
less telegraphy of the location of, the
boats. When the matter became
known In Tokln, the admiral was tried
by courtmartial and sentenced to
death. The sentence was read by his
moat intimate friends. The staff then
cleared the room and the traitor was
stripped and beaten to death.
TO STOP PANAMA WORK.
Illinois Man Endeavoring to Tic the
Hands of the Government.
Washington, Oct. 27. An effort to
restrain the secretary of tho treasury
from making paymenta or issuing
bonds for tho acquisition and construc
tion of tlio Panama canal was made to
day in the equity branch of tho su
premo court of thu District of Colum
bia. W. H. Wilson, of HIiiHilalu, III.,
Is thu author of thu suit, and presented
Ills own argument, Thu government
was defended by United Mates Attor
ney Morgan II. lieacli and Charles W.
Kussull, assistant, to the attorney gen
oral. Justice Malforil, who heard thu
case, has not rendered hla decision.
Tliu principal question involved Is
whether tho courts havu authority to
restrain a federal officer from a wrongful
interpretation of a federal law.
Invited to Peace Congress.
Washington, Oct, 27. Acting Secre
tary of State Adee today dispatched a
notu looking to a reconvening of Thu
Hague conference, This is an Invita
tion of tho president of the United
States to the signatory powers of the
original Hague treaty to come together
again. Tim note is directed to thu
American ambassadors and ministers
abroad, with Instructions to sound tho
governments to which they aio accred
ited ami to extend President Roofo
Still a Stronghold.
Loudon, Oct. 27. Under data ol Oc
tober 22, thu Port Arthur correspon
dent of the Daily Telegraph, describing
the defenses of that place, says the
Japanese will achieve a wonderful suc
cess If they can capture thu fortress
witli a loss under 30,000 men, for the
garrison, though worn down arid few In
numbers, can hold their strong de
fenses with no great dally casualties
from the bombardments of tho heaviest
ordnance and that tho Japanese must
sacrifice great numbers to gain even thu
Million's I'roiii Nome Dloolnijs.
Seattle, Oct. 27. The steamship
Senator Iiuh arrived from Nome with
Kill passengers and $250,000 in gold
dust, I'assungers on thu Senator say
that a close estimate of thu gold output
for this season lias been ruadu, and
that it is believed thu total amount
from Nomu will be $3,000,000. In
eluding an estimate on tiiu winter dig
gings, it a believed that tJiu total year's
output of gold dust will hu in excess of
Sequel to Dreyfus Case.
Paris, Oct. 27. A sqeuel to tho
Dreyfus casu was the opening of thu
courtmartial today of four prominent
officers of, thu war ministry, charged
with using military funds and other
wise influencing witnesses against
Dreyfus at Bonnes, The court Ib com
posed of General Bertln, four colonels
and two lieutenant colonels. Tho prev
ious ministerial investigation partially
vindicated the accused, who demanded
Outrage of Russian Baltic
KING EDWARD SO DECLARES
Great Britain Sends Urgent Note te'
Russia No Official Word Yet
Received rrom the Czar.
London, Oct. 20. Great Britain to
day sent a Jong and urgent note to the
Russian government olllclally detallng
tho clicumstunces of the amazing and
unexplained attack by tlio Russian
Second Pacific squadron tho night of
October 21 on British fishing boats in
tlio Nortli Sea. The toxt of the nolo
has not been given out, but it ia
officially statu I at tho foiclgn office
that it contains tho significant an
nouncement "tho situation Ih one
which, in tho opinion of His Majesty's
government, does not brook delay."
Meanwhile thu conservative publio
and press are remarkably undemon
strative. As usual the lingo element
demands war, and even in official quar
ters sonio go so far as to say it may be
necessary to stop tho Paciflo fleet pend
ing settlement of tho whole affair,
though this oxtieine meastiio, it ia be
lieved, will not be necessary. Every
where there Is evidence of the very pos
itive opinion that thii is no time for
the usual diplomatic dilly-dallying;
that thero must Ue no delay and no
limit set by Russia to her apology or
the extent of ompotisatlon for miffor
ura by what King Edward himself
terms "the unwarranted action" of the
Baltic squadron commanders.
Thus lar no ulllclal word lias been re
ceived from tit. Petersburg as to the
attltudo of the Russian government.
Tlio fact that it had been decided dur
ing the day to prepare a soml'-ofllclal
note expressing the regret of the Rus
sian government and Its willingness to
make full reparation ho soon as the re
sponsibility ia fixed as communicated
by the Associated Proas to Le d Lant
downe and was the first information oa
the subject he had received from tit.
Petresburg. Tiie absence during the
day of Count Benckondorff, the Rus
sian ambassador, necessarily caused
some delay, but the Russian charge
d'affaires, who called at the foreign
office on request by note from Lord
IjHisdowno, unofficially expressed deep
regret, and, as far as it was possible for
him to go, gave assurance of speedy
actiou by the Russian government.
RUSH MEN TO OYAMA.
Japanese Desire That He Deal
St. Petersburg, Oct. 2(1, There Ib no
news of Immediate Importance from
tho Far East tonight. Tho Indica
tions aro that both sides are heavily
entrenching, although it is believed,
General Kuropatkin will bo ready for a
forward movement at an early moment
unless heavy Japtneso reinfoiceiiientH
compel him to resume thu defensive.
Reports that Japanese reinforcements)
aro arriving, taken in connection with
tliu unforced inactivity ol thu UubbI.hi
furies mi account of thu weather, Ih lelt
to ho a grave factor In thu situation,
there Ih reason to believu that thu Jap
anese aru drawing hcavjly on tliu Port
Arthur army as well as on Japan, in
hopes of securing a numerical superior
ity that will enable Field Marshal Oya
ma to Inflict a flushing blow upon
General Kuropatkin when hostilities
General r-akhitroff, telegraphing yes
terday, repurled that thero was no
change in the situation Tho war
ofiico does not confirm thu report that
thu RusshuiH have occupied itentsla-
Tliu official returns of the Russian
osses received up to datu do not exceed
30,000. General Sakharoff telegraphs
that there was no fighting during the
night of October 23-24.
The Russians burled 1,500 Japanose
at l.ono Tree Hill.
Secures Panama Contract.
Washington, Oct. 26. Thu Panama
Canal commission hold a long session
today at which bids for supplies and u
number of othur luattera incident to
construction work wen. acted on, Tliu
award of tliu contracts for supplying
tliu 2,(100,000 feet of lumber aggiegateil
approximately was subsequently an
nounced. The Ilellirigham (lay com
pany, of Sau Francisco, operating lit
the 1'iiget sound region, was awarded
the contract for 2,100,000 feet,- mid the
Continental Lumber lomptuiy, of Hous
ton, Texas, 600,000 feol,
Now Under Marthil Law,
Norfolk, Va., Oct. 2(1 llorkeluy,
the scone of tho lynching of the uegio
Blount, Is now under martial law.
Two encounters occurred tonight be
tween thu troops and ncgroou. One
negro refused to obey orders to niovo on
and was bayonotted, but not seriously
hurt. Two militiamen called upon a
negro seen crossing u lot to hult. In
reply, lie opened (lro on them mid they
replied. The negro tired three tiniea
and felt in front of t,ho soldiers' tire.
Warships for Brazil.
Rio Janeiro, Oct. 20. Ttie chamber
of deputies lias adopted a bill authoris
ing the government to place contracts
abroad for thu bulldlug of 28 warship.
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