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Admiral Snys Attack on
Trawlers Was Accident.
WERE TAKEN POR THE ENEMY
Three Battleships and Transport
Anchor at Vlflo, Spain They
Desire to Make Repairs.
Vigo, 8pnln, Oct. 28. Tho Russian
battleships Kmporor Alexander III,
Borodino, Otel a I'd Knlaxornft nnd the
transport Anatol anchored In- this port
Tho government will not allow thorn to
coal, and toquesta they leave port na
soon as possible
The Associated Prcoa has succeeded
In obtaining an interview with Ad
uiltal Rojcstvensky, who expteseed
great regret over tho North Sea inci
dent. Tlio admiral stated that tho tin
tortnnato occurrence was purely accl
dental. Tbo weather on tho night in
question was rathet haty. About 1 a.
in. two torpedo boats, which the Rus
sians supposed were Japanese craft,
suddenly appeared between the two
divisions ot tho squadron nnd eomced
to discharge torpedoes. Tho Rutsian
immediately opened fire. They saw
no fishermen, and were not awaru that
any damage had been done. Evident
ly, tho admiral said, tho fishermen had
shown no lights. Tho admlruL. '
peated tnat he greatly regretted that
any injury had been done tisheimen,
and added ho had no doubt tho Rus
sian government would make ample
Prlnco Kcretelli, nn oQlcer ot tho
battleship Alexander lit, gives the
following explanation ot the attack by
tho Baltic squadron upon the British
trawlers oil Dogger Bank:
"The transport Anatol, which was
steaming ahead of the squadron, was
suddenly surrounded by eight torpedo
boats and requested assistance, where
upon tho battleship division advanced
and signaled to the unkuow vessels to
leave or disclose their nationality.
The vessels relused to obey, and ad
vanced among tho Rutslan battleships
Suddenly a cannon shot was heaid
from an nnknown vessel. Then the
admiral formed in battle lino and re
plied to the fire, n'terward- continuing
Prince Kerctelli added that the
Russians feared tho stiango torpedo
boats wero Japanese, as the admits)
waa'aware the Japanese had purchased
such boats in England.
CIIANNCL fLEET READY TOR SCA.
Tour Battleships and Three Cruis
ers Under Sailing Orders.
Gibraltar, Oct. 28 The ships of the
channel fleet have filled their bunkers
with coal and replenished their am
munition and will be ready for sea at al
moment's notice Tho battleship
Ilannlbel and the cruiser Doris are
watching the straits closely. There
is great activity at tho dockyards,
where men arc working night and day.
Tho admiralty is maaklng inquiries
concerning the coal available here.
The battleships Victorious, Illustri
ous and Majestic, flagship of Vice-Ad-rniral
Be res ford, and the cruisers urn
caeter, Themis and Endymion are tin
dei orders to sail on the morning ot
October 28. It is rumored that the
purpose is to shadow the Russian
Baltic squadron, which is expected to
go by way of the Capo of Good Hope.
WILL SOUND THE POWERS.
Russia Will Learn If They Will Let
Ships Pass the Dardanelles.
London, Oct. 28. The Associated
Press learns that whilo there is no
foundation tor tho rumor which re
cently emanated from Constantinople
that the Russian government is ap
proaching the sultan with a view of
obtaining his consent to the passing of
the Black sea fleet through tho Darda
nelles, Kutsia Is actually taking steps
to sound the other conitnental govern
menta as to whether any objections
would be raised by them in the event
of a formal request being presented by
Russia to the powers jointly for the
removal ot international restrictions
governing tho passage ot the Darda
nelles. $30,000 fire at Shipyard.
Philadelphia, Oct. 28. Firo tonight
did damage to the amount of $30,000
in tho rattern shop and brass foundry
of the Neafle & Levy shlpyaid, on the
Delaware river, In the northeastern
section ot the city. A largo number of
.patterns and plans were, destroyed,
among them several foi the construe
tion of the United States cruiser St.
LouIb, now on the ways in tho com
pany's shipyards, An official of tho
company tonight said the loss of the
plans would probably cause somo do
lay In the launching of the cruiser.
, , L Bio Meat Order Prom Orient.
tfg)maiia, Neb., Oct. 28. A local pack
ihg house today received an order for
-SjOOO.OOO pounds of mess beef for ship
ment to the Orient.
nred ON riHST.
Russian Admiral Says lie Acted
8t. Petersburg, Oct. SO. Tho mys
tery of tho tinwlet affair, instead of be
ing clvaied up by Vice Adinir.il Rojcst-
vensky's. report today, appears to be
deeper than ever. The adiuliat dedans
ho Mas attacked In the tlai knees by two
torpedo bunts which catno upon the
squadron from the dlreotlon ot tho Halt
ing Meet. lie opened tiro and believes
he sank ono ot tho torpedo boats, the
othor making off under cover among
As soon as he noticed tho flsliornien,
Admiral Rojestvensky ceased tiring.
Ho pro ceded on his way without leav
ing any vessel behind, and says ho be
lieves tho vessel which tho llshiruien
reported remained on tho scene for six
Hours witnout ottering succor to lite
diownlng was the other torpedo boat,
olthor waiting for her contort or re
pairing damago inlllcted by the tire of
his ships. The admiral declares no
torpedo boatt wero with iho rquadron.
In concluding his telegram, Admiial
Rojestveurky cxpre-rsed in tho tinst
warm hearted way tho rcurcta ot the
vyholo squadron to the flshermeu who
had suffered, and to tho families of tho
STRIPS TOR WAR.
Great Drltaln Is Rapidly Making Her
London, Oct. 2!).--Notwithstanding
tho diplomatic check in consequence of
Admiral Hojestvensky's report, it is
evident that Great Britain Is preparing
for the possibility of war. Tremendous
activity is reported from all dockyard',
where vestals under repair aio being
mado ready for sea under uigent orders
from tho admiralty.
Wlille no tlmo limit tor tho receipt
of Russia's reply has been fixed, it Is
generally understood today that tho
route of tho Russian iquadron past
Gibraltar will bo barred by tho Chan
nel iquadron, commanded by Vice Ad
miral Lord Chnrles Bcresford.
Perhaps the mxt significant devel
opment is Iho cabinet meeting which is
called for today. Whilo tho call was
issued prior to tho receipt ol Rojestven
sky's icport, which changed tho situa
tion considerably and a pears to place
some of tho burden of proof upon Great
Britain, the meeting undoubtedly marks
tho reaching ot a lerlotis stage.
The ships of tho British channel fleet
cleared their decks this afternoon. It
is rumored that tho wholo fleet, with
the exception of the battleship Caesar,
will steam westward tomorrow with
tho alleged purpose of making a sham
attack against tho Rock ol Gibraltar.
GLAD ALEXIEfT IS OUT.
Russians Believe He Will Return,
Now Kuropalkln Is In Power.
St. Peterbsurg, Oct. 20. Viceroy
Alex eft's order of the day annnoiciitg
Kuroriakiu's appointment id In the
same grandiose vein as Kuiopatkin's
order of Octo' or 6, and Is regarded as
having defln tey established tho atith
orthip of that ill-starred document.
Whilo Alexitff takes particular
peins, in turning ofer tho supreme
command of the laud foices to Kuro
pitkin, to Inform tlio soldiers and the
world of the maiks of imperial confi
dence reposed in him, and to announce
that he will remain as viceroy, the or
der is considered as virtually his fare
well address, nnd that it wlil soon be
followed tiy his return to .St. Peters
burg. Ills elimination as a factoi in
tho military situation has caused n
sigh of relief.
The papers all wehomo the an
nouncement ot Kuropatkln's appoint
ment to the chief command as a well
merited recompense for the manner In
which ho discharged the dilllrult role
imposed upon him, and, reading be
tween tho lines, ns a promise of better
results now that Aloxieff is eliminated,
and there is no longer a prospect of
elevation of a grand duke to tlio Mi
Meat Is for Russia.
Kansas City, Oct. 20. D. II. Mc
Mul.en, a Tacoma lumberman, who
arrived hero today from Omuha, sa n
that the order foi 3,000,000 pounds of
meat received by an Omaha packing
company was given by tho Russian
government. He said; "Iho beef
must be shipped out of Han Francisco
within SO days. fhoro wore two Jap
anese agents in the packing houio
office at tho tlmo that th RuesUnH
wore there to glvo the order." Mc
Mullen added that the Japanese al. o
had given an older for meat.
Street Car Runs Into River.
El Paso, Tex., Oct. 20. An electric
car on tho lino between this city and
Iho 1' Puso Smelting works, in Towno,
Tex,, Jumped the track today, with 76
passengers, nnd ran Into the Rio
Grande river. Several passengers wero
injured, but none wero killed. Tho
embankment was about 12 feet high,
and Iho car plunged into 10 feet of
water. The r.ver had undermined the
tri c'c. '
Outratje of Russian Baltic
KING EDWARD SO DECLARES
Great Britain Sends Urgent Nolc to
Russlu No Official Word Yet
Received from the Cxar.
London, Oct. 20. Great Britain to
day sent a long and urgent note- to tho
Russian government otllctally delating
the clicutnstances ot the amaitng and
unexplained attack by the Russian
Second Pacltlo squadron tho night ot
October 21 on British tlshlng boats In
tho North Sea. The text ol the note
has not been given out, but It Is
otlUInlly state I at the foielgn ollico
that it contains tho aiguille-ant an
uouueement "tho situation Is one
which, In tho opinion ot Ills Majesty's
government, does not brook delay."
Meanwhile tho conservative public
and prvSJ are remarkably undemon
strative. As usual the lingo element
demands war, and oven In olllclal quar
tim noma L-ii so far as to say It limy be
necessary to stop the Pacltlc tleel pend
ing settlement ot the wholo affair,
though this oxtiome measuie, it is be
lieved, will not be necessary. Ktciy
whero there Is evidence ot the very pos
itive onlnlon that thk is no time (or
tho usual diplomatic dilly-dallying;
that thoro must be no delay and no
limit set by Russia to her apology or
tho extent of compensation for suffer
ers by wnal King r-uwaru nmiMii
terms "tho unwarranted action" ol the
Baltic squadron commanders.
Thus lar no olllclal word has been re
ceived from St. Petersburg as to the
attitude of tho Russian government.
Tho (act that it had been decided dur
ing the day to prepare a seml-olllclal
note exp eislng the regret ot tho Rus
sian government and its willingness to
make full reparation so soon as the re
sponsibility is tixed as communicated
by the Associated Press to La d Lans-
downe and was the first information on
tho subject he had received from St.,
Petrcsburir. The absence during the
day of Count Benckendorff , 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 Lotd
Ijinsdowno, unofllcially expressed deep
regret, and, as far as it was possible for
111 in to go, gave assurance of speedy
action by the Russian government.
RUSH MEN TO OYAMA.
Japanese Desire That He Deal u
St. Petersburg, Oct. 20. There Is nc
news ot Immediate importance from
the Fur Knst tonight. The indica
tions aio that both sides are heavily
entrenching, although it Is believed
General Kuropalkln will bo ready for a
forward movement at an early moment
unless heavy Japs net o reinforcements
couipel him to resume the defensive.
Reports that Japanese reinforcements
are arriving, taken in connection with
the enforced Inactivity ol tho Kussiun
forces on account of tho wenther, is fell
to bo a grave factor In tho situation,
lhero is reason to believe that the Jap
anese are drawing heavily on the Port
Arthur army as welt as on Japan, In
hopes of securing a numerical superior
ity that will enable Field Marshal Oya
ma to inllict a flushing blow upon
General Kuropalkln when hostilities
General rnkharoff, telegraphing yes
terday, reported that theru wai no
change in the rituatlon. The war
ofllco does not confirm tho report thnt
tho Russians have occupied Bcutsia
putxs. Tho official returns of the Russian
.osscs received up to date do not exceed
30,000, General Sakharoff telegraphs
that there was no fighting during the
night ot October 23-24.
Tho Russians buried 1,600 Japanese
at Lono Tree Hill.
Secures Panama Contract.
Washington, Oct. 20, Tho Panama
Canal commission held a long session
today at which bids for supplies and a
purnbor of other mattors incident lo
construction work were acted on. Tho
award of the contracts for supplying
tho 2,(100,000 feet of lumler aggregatod
approximately was subsequently an
nounced, Tho Bellingham. Bay com
pany, of Ban Francisco, operating in
tho Puget sound region, wan awurdod
tho contract for 2,100,000 feet, and the
Continental Lumber company, of Hous
ton, Texas, 600,000 feet.
Warships for Brazil,
Rio Janeiro, Oct. 20. Tho chamber
ot deputies has adopted a bill authoriz
ing the government to place contracts
abroad or the building of 28 warships,
PRESS DISPLAYS IMPATICNtE.
London Papers luuuid Uur's Nolc
us Only n Personal Expression.
London, Oct. 27. I he morning Im
pels display gloat Impatience ovm the
delay ol tho llussmn government In ac
cording rmllnfiuttlou tor the Hogget
Iknk uftalr. The emperor's communi
cation, while It lolluxe tho liunudiato
tension. Is held only to bo u personal
expressiiui ot regret, and It Is argued
that unless tho Ittisslan government
speedily lollows suit a situation ol the
greatest danger will arise. Kdlloim.
articles deiuaii I that the Bailie squad
ron must ho stopped In Its Irrespousl
hie course, tor otherwise thrro is no
safety (or the shipping ol any nation
ality. The MamUrd asks:
"is this Ill-omened squadron, with
Its demoralised crews and Incompetent
olllceis, to continue Its crasy career
nnd beroino an Intolerable nuisance
and menace to tlio civilised, world?"
And, with other papers, declares there
will bo wora (or the llrittsh nsy uu
less llussla recalls or stops lis lUel al
some neutral pert lor Investigation nnd
tho punishment of the guilty partita.
In this connection, greatest ratlslao
tlun Is expressed al the unanimity ot
turetuu expiesslons In siipMrt id Ureal
llrltalii's attitude In tho matter, c
peclally at (iermnu diiiuuelallou ot the
conduct of the Battle llret.
Public lutsiesl and even anxiety
shows not the slightest sign ot waning
The llusso-Japauese war Is almost fur
gotten, ntid the papers are occupied al
most exclusively with the North sea
affair. o far, the attitude of the gov
ernment meets with the appmval ol
the public, who aie greatly gratified
with the instructions ot the admiralty
lor co-oxratlon between the Mediter
ranean, Channel and Home squad ions
should ncccslsty arise.
Japanese Officer to Blame for
cldcnt to Two Ships.
London, Oct. 27 The ToUo corres
pondent ol the Kxprrss states that the
truth ot tho sinking ol tho Japanese
gunboat Hatachl Marti and tho damag
ing ot the Hadu Mnru by llusslau
mines has lcomo known. According
to this torsion, the admiial command
ing the squadron to which the two ves
sets were attached had been bribed by
tho Russians ro Itetiay his country, the
sum paid lo the traitor being 110,000.
Die Russians were Informed by wire
less telegraphy ol the location ol the
lioatt. When the matter became
known in Toklo, the admiral was tried
by courlmartlal and sentenced to
death. The sentence wis read by his
most intimate friends. The staff then
cleared the room and the traitor was
trlpcd and beaten to death.
TO STOP PANAMA WORK.
Illinois Man Cmicavorlna lo Tie
Hands of the Government.
Washington, Oct. 27, An effort to
restrain the secretary ot tho treasury
from making tmynieuts or loaning
bonds for the acquisition and construc
tion of the Panamu canal was nale to-
lay In tho equity brum h of the su
premo court of thu District ot Colum
bia. W. H. Wilson, ot lllumiale, III..
Is tho author of Iho suit, and presented
his own argument. Tho government
was dufended by United Males Attor
ney Morgan II. Beach and Charles W.
itussoll, assistant to the attorney gen
eral. Justice Malford, who heard the
case, has not rendered his dtclslon.
Fho principal question involved Is
whether tho courts havu authority to
restrain a federal officer from a w rongful
Interpretation of n federal law,
Invited to Peace Congress.
Washington, Oct. 27. Acting Hecre
tary of Ktato Adeo today dispatched a
nolo looking to a nconvcnlng of The
lluguo conference. This Is an Invita
tion of tho president ot the United
btates to tho signatory owers of tho
original Hague treaty to eomo together
again. Tho note Is directed to tho
American ambassadors and ministers
abroad, with Instructions to sound tho
governments to which they are accred
ited arid to extend President Hooto
Still a Stronghold,
tandon, Oct, 27. Undur date ot Oc
tober 22, the Port Aithtir correspon
dent of tho Dally Telegraph, describing
the defenses of that placo, says the
JflpanefO will achieve a wonderful suc
cess u tliny can capture tho fortress
with a loss under 30,000 men, for tho
garrison, though worn down and few In
numbors. can hold their strong de
fenses with no great dally casualties
from tho bombardments of tho heaviest
ordnance and that Iho Japanese must
sacrifice great numbers to gain even tho
Sequel to Dreyfus Case,
Paris, Oct. 27. A sqouel to tho
Dreyfus case was thu opening of tlio
courttnartial today of four prominent
officers of tho war ministry, charged
with using military funds and other
wise Influencing witnesses agulnst
Dreyfus at Bonnes, Tho court Is com
posed of General Berlin, four colonels
and two lloutnnant colonels. Tho prev
ious ministerial investigation partially
vindicated the accused, who demanded
Malcontents Threaten Trouble
NAY LEAD TO A REVOLUTION '
niucricnri ntimoriiien Send M.ir i
to Learn Purpose of Movcmmi
wasiiingion not Informed,
Colon, Colombia, Oct, St. ,rw,
rescind here this evening thnt Hm
200 armed men, who are thought to)
malcontent I'aiiMiuns, rather Mm, Co.
lou.blmi soldiers, have lxt-n seen int
ueliihlMirhood of Culuhr. il. .-...-..,.
hostilities against the Pauanm nouro.
As soon as t ho American wiitli..ri,,
of the canal sons Ixvanitt ivi.nil..... ...
., . , . -......., (ji
uiis roive, manure wero seni out bi
ascertain ineir purpose. II Is rnim.rid
that a skirmish oemrred IiiUi,.),
nrhiih sevual were kilted, hut there n
no ciiuiirmation ol this reirt,
Navy Department Not Advisee;.
Washington, Out. 21. Am. slant
Heeretaty darling tonlghl subl that to
(ar as he was nwaro, no aiUhss ln,
Ik-mi receded at the navy demrtinrut
o the reported sklrmUh l-rtrcn
dulled States marines mil l'miiIM,,
on the Isthmus. It any dlpu),
have Ixeli received, Iho assistant rvrir
lary added, they In all probability
would U sent to the department, ami
would not Im delivered to the ollUUU
until morning. Al this time the imij
has about 460 marines on the Isthmus,
a sufficient lorre, In the opinion of lh
administration, to cope with any dim
cutty which U likely to develop.
orriiEtts arc shot.
Desperate Hal lie With Men Sin.
petted of Hold Up.
St. l.ouls, Oct. SI Two city detect
Ives aw dead and another Is not ei
looted lo live during the night, whlls
one train robber un-ct Is at the
morgue ami two others aru In the In
pltal, ono probably fatally wounded
and the oilier badly beaten up, ae the
result ot a dosperale battle betwirn
Iho officers and three men whom tin)
tried to airest.
The flirht oreurrixl In Ilia frnni innm
ot a houte on Pino street, and the men
whom the detectives sought to . arrrst
are snsitectrd of beluu imnllcatru In a
train robliey at-Centralla, !..,, ,
Tho hotiMvbsd been undet police stir
velllstire for several days, but today
was the first time that any of the sus
pects was seen to entei or leave.
A few minutes lxiforo the lighting oc
curred Vaughn led the house and
started to wa'k down Pine street. The
detectives closed In on ,iMI UUi H(trr
he had g.mo some distance from the
ii mi uu was Ntirsteel.
Accompanied by tbelr primmer, the
deteellves ret ill m d and witJTred lb
house, dm, McChisky and l))er
wereleadng, Iluyln and James were
behind with the prlouf. Hardly had
rho deteclhes entered the room In
which ItMoatwl liUIr weros.a-ed than
they were met with a volley ot shots
from a heavy ralllwr gun. Hhea rank
lo the floor and Dwyer followed aliuorl
TRANSMITS PROTEST TO JAPAN.
America Calls Attention lo Allege
Use of Chinese Clothing.
Washlrmlnn. Oct. L'l. Ah ii,iinni..i
In the Toklo dispatches, tbo JatiancHi
government, through MlulsterTakahlri
hero, has entered a formal protest
against the use of certain IhhIIi of
HiimIuii t i oops of ( hlnese elothlng, tho
ofeiidlng troops Iwlng spocilleel In tho
complaint. Tho slnto department,
having ussumwl Iho oare ol Japanese
Interests, has trnnsinltttxl the Japan
protest to Hporuer Kddy, sovruiniy i,
tho Amerioan erulisssy at St. l'utorw
burg, and charge In the ahionco of
Alllh.issador MeCormlek. Im i.,a...,.i.
tion to the Ittisslan government.
It Is uiulerslood hero that the Chi
nese clothing was not used by lh- Hoi
sts u troops lo deceive tho rneiny, hut
simply to nmko good the failure of tho
Russian quartermaster's depurlrueut
10 SUmilv much neiMled uurm ,.l,.ll,l..
upon the sudden advent otcold weather
Lltllc rallh In Red Cross.
fit. Petersburg, Oct. 2 Tho admin
istration of tho ittisslan Bed Cross sc
ciety In tho Far Kast hits become the
subject ot tevero criticism. Little con
fidence Is expressed in the management
of the society, and it lschargod thnt
some ot tho money given tho arganlra
lion for tho wotijided soldiers novcr
reached Its destination. Many char
itable persons, tho dispatch adds, pre
fer to muko their own arrangements,
hut oven theso do not find tlio task' an
To Send Medicine, ,
Romn, Oct. 24, At tho request of
tho llusslau Red Cross society, iiurscH
and a supply of medlcluo, bandages and
fruits will bo sent to Manchuria bv Ik
Red Cross society of Italy,