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ASK FOR TROOPS
Bequest the Federal Government
to Police the District Burned
Many Firms Apply for Building
Permits to Erect New Sky
The City Is Busying Itself in
Bringing Order from
Baltimore, Feb. 10.At a meet
ing to-day of a Joint committee of
the legislature, called to confer
with the mayor, board of public
works and leading citizens, it wa i
unanimously agreed to report a
bill asking the United States gov
ernment to send soldiers to Bal
timore to police the fire district.
The committee will also report
in favor of an Immediate relief
appropriation by the legislature.
Mayor McLane announced that
he will appoint an emergency
committee of representative citi
zens to act as an advisory board
to the municipal authorities.
Baltlmore, Md., Feb. 10.This was
another day of ceaseless labor on the
part of the officials and business men
of erlppled Baltimore. System has
been brought out of the chaos and in
telligently directed effort is rapidly
bringing conditions to a temporary
The city is beginning to see Just
where it stands. Its great loss has
been realized, and with cheerful pluck
the labor of rehabilitation has been
assumed. Architects are being con
sulted, labor arranged for and already
orders for structural material are go
Financial institutions are to-day
busily engaged in carting their securi
ties and funds to temporary offices
outside the confines of the burned dis
trict. By 8 o'clock expreai* wagons
and other available conveyances were
backed up to banks and trust com
pany buildings preparatory to remov
ing all books, papers, funds, etc.
The vault of the First National bank
was.opened to-day and tt was found
that all of the securities and moneys
of the bank were as safe as on the day
they were placed in vault. They
were removed to the American Na
tional Bank building on Gay street,
whore temporary offices will be
Building Inspector Busy.
Building Inspector Preston was an
extremely busy man to-day, due to
clamor for permits by large business
and financial, houses to rebuild. Mr.
The spirit shown by those who suffered
by the Are is truly remarkable. Without
waiting to have their insurance adjusted,
the business and financial concerns are
ready and anxious to go ahead. I am
compelled, however, to withhold all per
mits for building purposes within the fire
lines for several days. The burned ter
ritory is too dangerous for any large force
to work in just now.
Mr. Preston is engaged in clearing
all the streets that run thru the fire
district. All loose walls that can be
safely razed with ropes are being tak
en down by the laborers. All other
walls that are dangerous will be blown
down with explosives.
It has been suggested to the city
officials that in engaging men to help
cjear up the fire district preference be
given to men who were thrown out of
work as a result of the fire. There are
many thousands of these and this plan
will be carried out as far as possi
New Alarms Last Night.
Last night was marked by two new
alarms of fire, the fall of a number of
walls and conditions of extreme dis
comfort for the soldiers and police
men on guard, the temperature drop
ping about 10 degrees and a keen wind
blowing thruout the night. The
weather conditions, It Is thought, were
responsible for the falling walls, the
racking effect of the cold upon the
heated bricks and mortar aiding the
wind in bringing down severa.l of the
Thp firemen were called out early
by an alarm of Are, not far from the
burned lumber district. Three com
panies and the fire boat responded
and extinguished the fire after it had
done $7,500 damage. Later an im
portant blaze in the northern residence
district again called out some of the
The Policemen. Shivered.
Owing to the need of police to pa
trol the outlying residential sections
It was necessary for them to put in
ten and twelve hourB of continuous
duty and the men were thoroly be
numbed when relieved at daylight.
Even the soldiers on guard for but two
hours at a stretch, found this tour in
the icy wind long enough and consid
erate officers permitted them to shel
ter themselves in convenient doorways
and build small picket fires wherever
Three companies of troops were
kept on continuous patrol duty in the
ruins thruout the night. So quiet were
the conditions that the military head
quarters In the .marshal's office were
practically closed at midnight.
A conflict between the state and fed
eral government was reported last
night when a mail carrier who was en
deavoring to enter the postoffice was
halted by a sentry. In the encounter
the carrier was hit over the head with
the soldier's rifle but was not seri
Dan Cupid Survives.
One branch of the city government
that is running in full operation is the
marriage license bureau, eighteen
licenses being issued yesterday and the
rush continuing to-day.
Among the ruins that collapsed
early this morning was a large Bection
of the Calvert street front of the big
Kquitable building, and the front wall
of an office building on St. Paul
street between the Herald office and
the Law building. A large section of
the Interior of the latter building also
(Continued on Second Page.)
The Russian Goliath
SENATOR HANNA IS
A VERY SICK MAN
Physicians Say Crisis In His Dis
ease May Be Beached
He Was More Bestless Last Night,
but Slept Quietly at
From The Journal Bureau, Colorado Building*
Washington, Feb. 10.The crisis In
Senator Hanna's case may come to
day, altho the doctors admit it may
be- delayed until next Sunday. Mean
while the patient continues to lose
strength. It is freely admitted that
the situation is critical, and that no
words can add to the sense of appre
hension which is entertained here in
The senator may recover, and the
best is hoped for, but there will be no
surprise should his illness result fatal
ly. There is this much in favor of the
case, that Hanna still keeps up with
out artificial aids. There has been no
resort to powerful stimulants. These
are being held in reserve for later
stages of disease, and the longer they
are postponed the better the sign.
The letters and telegrams which
are-being received daily by the family
show something of the wide hold Han
na has on the regard of people gen
erally. These communications are
from bankers, wealthy business men,
manufacturers of all classes, and
from societies of organized labor and
individual labor leaders in all parts
of the country.
Postmaster General Payne occupies
quarters at the Arlington hotel, im
mediately .bove those occupied by the
Hannas and .11 Mrs.. Payne's Social af
fairs have b^en indefinitely postponed
for fear the tramping of feet might
annoy the patient.
W. W. Jermane.
Senator, Last Night, Was Unable to
Retain Even Liquid Nourishment*
Washington, Feb. 10.While the
condition of Senator Hanna is not so
favorable as it was yesterday, it was
better at noon to-day than it was last
night. After the night consultation
of his physicians, the senator devel
oped some gastric troublea recur
rence, practically, of the stomach
trouble of Sunday night. For several
hours he was unable to retain on his
stomach the nourishment given him,
and Dr. Carter was called several
An improvement finally was noted
and. to-day Senator Hanna is retain
ing*^he liquid nourishment which he
takes at Intervals. The gastric af
fection is attributed to the sedatives
given the patient. In the latter part
of the night the senator slept at in
tervals and his condition indicated
some improvement when his physi
cians held their first consultation at
noon. Shortly after 12 o'clock the
bulletin was issued.
The senator manifests great weak
ness and some nervousness, but the
.symptoms, it is said, are not more
distinctly defined than is to be ex
pected in typhoid fever. The decrease
in the patient's temperature is re
garded as a favorable indication, al
tho It is pointed out further that a
fluctuation in the temperature Is ex
pected and is not indicative of a
marked change in the general condi
tion either for the better or the
worse. SHOOT IF NEED BE
Admiral Wise Is Instructed to
Make the Santo Domingans
Washington, Feb. 10.Instructions
have been sent to Rear Admiral Wise,
commanding the training squadron,
now in Dominican waters, ordering
him to protect, with force, If neces
sary, American interests and to deal
with each case on its merits.
The administration is thoroly
aroused and proposes to stop the reign
of anarchy in San Domingo, at least in
so far as it leads to the injury of
Firing on the Clyde line steamer
New York by a Dominican government
gunboat reported in' cable dispatches
published this morning has aroused
indignation here. It was said at the
navy department that the probable
course of action after such an out
rage would be the seizure of the gov
ernment gunboat by Rear Admiral
Wise, in ,which event it probably
would be carried to Guantahamo.
Vienna, Feb. 10.Count Golu
chowskl, the minister for foreign af
fairs, announced to-day that Austria
Hungary had resolved to observe strict
neutrality in the far east. The minis
ter added that the report that Austro
Hungary was protecting Russian in
terests and subjects in Japan was un
Hay's Plan Suits Germany.
Berlin, Feb. 10.The Cologne Ga
zette, which frequently takes the for
eign office view, says the plan sug
gested on the American initiative will
certainly be well received in Germany
as the neutralization of China is en
tirely in its interest.
PRICE TWO CENTS. WEDNESDAY EVENING FEBRUARY 10, 1904.
Washington, Feb. 10.Senator
Hanna's Physicians at noon to
day Issued the following bulle
At 12 o'clock Senator
Hanna was resting quietly.
Temperature 100.8 pulse,
97 respiration, 28. He was
a little more restless during
the night, but slept quietly
at Intervals. There are no
complications and his gen
eral condition continues
Only Thirty Thousand Tons at
Port Arthur and on Man
Twelve Hundred Tons Consumed
Daily on Land, Without Sup
Special to The Journal.
New York, Feb. 10.Cable dis
patches received here to-day Indi
cate that Russia's principal sources
of coal supply have been cut-off ..by'
shrewd Japanese manipulations be
fore the beginning of the war. Rus
sia's condition is, in consequence,
alarmingly critical. A letter dated
Shanghai, Dec. 11, came from a man
who has extensive commercial inter
ests in Shanghai and other eastern
cities, and who has the best facilities
for knowing all about the state of the
coal supplies to which the Russians
According to this authority the Rus
sians have been consuming 1,2J0O tons
of coal a day at Port Arthur and on
the Manchurian railway. This is ex
clusive of coal available for the fleet.
They always have bought their coal
Early last. fall a combination of
Japanese coal operators made an
agreement that no coal should be
sold to Russia under 'any circum
stances until the war,cloud was dis
persed. When the embargo on the
shipment of coal from Japan became
effective there were just 30,004) tons
Of good Japanese-coal- in.Port. Arthur
and*, at .stations along the Manchurian
Cable dispatches recently have told
of the efforts of Russians to get coal
to Port Arthur. Coal has not yet ar
rived there, and, the Japanese suprem
acy in the Yellow sea would make' it
certain, in the opinion of those who
know the situation, that the Russian
fleets within a few days will be- en-
tirely out of coal, and the Manchu
rian railway will be out of action with
in a few weeks more.
Cracksman Who Robbed the Dill
Residence No Amateur, De
Mew York Sun Special Service.
New York, Feb. 10.James B. Dill,
the lawyer whose house was robbed of
jewelry valued at $,000, Thursday
night, while the family was at dinner,
yesterday received a package and'let
ter from the burglars who returned a
gold locket containing a lock of hair
of Mrs. Dill's dead brother. Mrs.
Dill's monogram, in diamonds, had
been in the locket, but the thief had
removed the stones. The letter ac
companying the locket was written in
a good hand and apparently was the
composition of a man of education. Tt
was mailed in New York and was as
James B. Dill:
Dear SirAllow me to return to you
one little locket which has the appear
ance of being valuable to you as a me
mento. The intrinsic value "minus the
stones," to me would be about $5. Kind
ly acknowledge the receipt of the same
by sending the above amount to some
newspaper, to be used for charity. Thank
ing you kindly, I remain, Yours truly,
15 ARE DEA&
Collision of Soo Trains Resulted
in the Killing of Twenty
Ottawa^ Ont., Feb. 10.A revised
list of the dead, the result of yester
day's collision of two Soo trains near
Sand Point, shows that there are fif
teen dead, as follows:
J. JACKSON, engineer.
J. ROBINSON, express messenger.
G. PRICE, fireman.
J. DUPUIS, fireman.
WILLIAM MACAULEN, newsboy.
JOHN TOOLE, baggageman.
I. THOMPSON, Montreal, express mes
DOLPHUS SF.GUIN, Hull.
JOSEPH CHALUT, Hull.
EMMA POULIET. Whitnev.
J. CARTIER, address unknown.
JAMES HIGGINS, Ottawa.
M. LABRUN, address unknown.
TWO SHANTY MEN, names unknown.
Twenty persons were injured.
NORTH AND SOUTH LINE
Articles Filed for a Road Between Water
town and Webster. S. D.-
Pierre, S. D., Feb. 10.Articles of' in
corporation of a new Dakota railroad com
pany were filed with the secretary of state
to-day. The project is known as the Wa
tertown & Webster railroad, whieh is to
be fifty miles in length, running in Cod
ington and Day counties and capitalized
The directors, all men along theh line,
are A. C. Burnstad, N. J. Lindgreen, K. A,
Shorstad, A. C. Davis, Joseph Saul, J. N.
Long, J. W. Bond, J. IE Brooks and
FIRE AT THE HOISPITAL
State Institution at Rochester Threatened
for a Time.
Special to The Journal.
Rochester, Minn.,/Feb. 10.Fire broke
out from a chimney in the sewerage house
at the state hospital this morning at 4
o'clock. An alarm was sent in to the city
department, but the volunteer hospital
company had the aflmes under control be
fore the former arrived. The damage was
about $700, fully insured. For a time fears
of a bad conflagration were felt. ^^X
THEMISSIAN CRUISER VARIAG
Fine Protected ^rateer trf the Second Class Captured by the Japanese Off
Chemulpho. She ^Vtts fiuttt by the Cramps of Philadelphia, and Is a
6,500 Ton Ship.
Another Japanese naval victory, this time of? Chemulpho, port
Russian ships Variag aad Karietz destroyed.
Entrance to2ort #ihur harbor blocked by Russia's disabled
ships on beach.
Port Arthur subjected to further bombardment.
'Russia has three battleships and two cruisers disabled at Port
Russian fleet at Vladivostok imprisoned by ice.
Mzi Three Russian, laroopshisps and 2,000 men captured off Korea,.
Russia's coal supply very Kmited Her position thus becomes
critical. ,-vrv. _-
Czar formally declares war. A
Secretary Hay's proposal to guarantee neutrality and integrity
of China well received by the powers,tho France objects.
French deny occupation of Slmn Hai Kwan.
Japanese used American torpedoes and will try American auto-
Her Shinning Success at Port Arthur Is Re
antrol-of Yellow Sea. She ha* suffered no
in Korea, marching on Seoul. Laiid
PORT ARTHUR HARBOR BLOCKED.
Chi-fu, China, Feb. 10.As the result of yesterday's battle at Port
Arthur, five Russian men-of-war were seriously damaged, the Czare-
vitch, largest and heaviest armored battleship in the squadron, the
battleship Poltava and the protected cruiser Retvisan, and, less seri-
ously, cruisers Pallada and Novik.
The Czarevitch, Pallada and Retvisan were struck by torpedoes
during the night attack. To save them, they were grounded at the
entrance to the harbor. As they lie now, they prevent battleships and
cruisers from entering to coal and gunboats from leaving the harbor.
TWO RUSSIAN STORIES OP VICTORY.
Vladivostok, Feb 10.Private telegrams received here report the com-
plete rout of the Japanese by the Russians on the Yalu river. These advices
also claim that .Chemulpho, Korea, -has been occupied by Russian soldiers
St. Petersburg, Feb. 10.5:30 p. m.Some of the newspapers here print
extras claiming a Russian victory at Port Arthur. Three Japanese warships
and four torpedo boats are reported to have been seriously crippled. One
report says the Japanese battleship, Shikishima was sunk. The people are
demonstrating, but there is no official confirmation of the report and the
announcement is discredited.
THE CZAR OF RUSSIA
ISSUES A PROCLAMATION
St. Petersburg, Feb. 10.The Official Messenger this morning
contains the following "supreme manifesto":
By the grace of God, we, Nicholas II., Emperor and Autocrat
of AH the Russias, etc., make known to all our loyal subjects:
In our solicitude for the maintenance of peace, which is dear
to our heart, we made every exertion to consolidate tranquillity
in the far east. In .these peaceful aims we signified assent to the
proposals of the Japanese government to revise agreements re-
garding Korean affairs existing between the two governments.
However, the negotiations begun, upon this subject were not
brought to a conclusion and Japan, without awaiting the receipt
of the last responsive proposals of our government, declared the
negotiations broken off and diplomatic relations with Russia dis-
ATTACK Oil PORT ARTHUR
Without advising us of, the fact that the breach of such rela-
tions would in itself mean an opening of warlike operations, tie
Japanese government gave orders to its torpedo boats suddenly to
attack our squadron standing in the outer harbor of the fortress
of Port Arthur. Upon receiving reports from the viceroy in the
far east about this, we immediately commanded him/to answer the
Japanese challenge with armed force.
Making known this, our decision, we,,with unshaken faith
in the Almighty, and with a firm expectation of and reliance upon
the unanimous willingness of all our loyal subjects to stand With
us in the defense of the Fatherland, ask God's blessing upon our
stalwart land and naval forces.
Given at St. Petersburg, Jan. 27, 1904, A. D. '(New Calendar
O THE YELLOW
20 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
Two Russian Ships, Variag
and Korietz, Are Sent to
Davy Jones' Locker.
Three Russian Troop Ships
With 2,000 Men Reported
Taken Off Korea.
Toklo, Feb. 10.'It is reported here that the Japanese fleet c*I"-
gaged and defeated at Ghemulpho to-day two Russian warships. The%
smaller Russian vessel is reported to have been sunk, and the larger^
one fired and hopelessly disabled. A part of the crew was captured^
The Japanese ships are reported to be slightly damaged.-
THE OFFICIAL JAPANESE DISPATCH
Lgndon, Feb. 10.Baron BayaM-,^hWap?teeBHafriai3ter here,--fca*3St
received official confirmation from Tokio of the dastruction at Chem-:
ulpho of the Russian first-class cruiser Variag and the third-class crui-
The text of the official dispatch received by Baron Hayashi is
aS follOWS I ...X
On Monday a Japanese squadVoh, escorting transports, met on the way t
(Shemulpho, Korea, the Russian gunboat Korietz as the latter was coming out
of port. The Korietz took up an offensive attitude toward .the Japanese ves-
sels and fired on the Japanese torpedo boats. The latter discharged two tor-
pedoes in effectively, and then the Korietz returned to her anchorage in the
Early in the morning of Tuesday Admiral Urik, commanding the Japanese
squadron, formally called on the Russian warships to leave Chemuulpho be-
fore noon. The admiral added that if his demand was not complied with he
would be compelled to attack them in the harbor. The two Russian warships
left the port about 11 a. iri.. and a battle ensued outside the Polynesian.
After about an hour's engagement the Russian warships sought refugiP
among the islands. Toward evenihg the Russian cruiser Variag sank,- and aj
about 4 a. to-day, Feb. 10, the Korietz was reported to have also sunk[
'having been blown up.
The officers and nien of the awo sunken vessels sought refujre on thS
French cruiser PascaJ. There were no casualties on the Japanese side*
According to further official advices received by Baron Hayashi*
only four battalions of Japanese troops have up to the present time2*
been landed,at Chemulpho,: Korea.
RUSSIAN TROOPSHIPS AND MEN TAKEN
By Associated 'Press
London, Feb. 10.A special dispatch from Tokio, dated to-day,^'
says it is reported that three transports of the Russian volunteer fleet^f
conveying about 2,000 troops, have been captured by the Japanese i
the Korean coast. I.
SANK IN ENTRANCE TO HARBOR
Londpn, Feb. 10.2 p. m.Official dispatches from Tokio reS
ceived by Baron Hayashi say the Japanese admiral, on arriving aj|
Ghemulpho, Korea, sent in word to the two Russian cruisers^ giving
them a time limit in which to vaye. 0
Shortly afterwards the RusXans came out and attacked a Ja^anl
ese tdrpedo boat, which replied with a torpedo ineffectivelyi A genjg
eral exchange of shots then followed. After a hot fire, the russiaug
returned to Chemulpho and sank at the entrance of the harbor. It i||
not yet known whether their sinking was due to the Japanese fire og6
ho the Russian 'sown action, but. it is believed to .be due to the ormer$S
The crews of both the Russian ^vessels sought refuge on a Frenclf
warship at Chemulpho. There were no casualties among the Japl
anese, and their vessels sustained no damage.
Trie cruiser Variag was built at built at Cramps' shipyard, Philadelphia
189? was of steel and unsheathed. She wag of 6,500 tons displacement, and he^
indicated horsepower was 20,000. On her speed trials she made 24 knots an-houi?
for eight hours. She was 400 feet long, &2 feet I beam, and had a depth' oj
hold of 20 feet. The Variag's arinament consisted of twelve six-Inch quick-flrlnSf
guns, twelve twelve-pounder quick-nrers, eight three-pounder quick-firers, two one@
pounders and six torpedo tubes, two af which were submerged. 5
The Korietwas built in Stockholm. She was of steel and was 206 feet in lengths
35 feet in beam, 1,413 tons displacement and 1,500 Indicated horsepower. Her speef?
was 13 knots. The armament of the Korietz consisted of two S-inch breechload*
ers, one 6-inch breechloader, four 4.7-inch quickfirers, two 6-pounder quick firersB-
four 1-pound revolving, cannon and two torpedo tubes. .v
THE BOMBARDMENT IS RENEWED
By* Associated Press.
London, Feb, 10.A dispatch to the Central News from Poif
Arthur says"the Japanese fleet returned there Tuesday afternoon an$
again bombarded the Russian fleet and forts, but that it soon with*
The losses to the Russians, the dispatcVsays, were small. A Jafp
anese cruiser grounded. *-'-*-'vj
JAPAN'S THREE FIERCE BLOWS.
New York Sun Special Service. f,^T^^ ^V
Chi-fu, China, Feb. 10.Japan lias' struck^tiiree nerce* "blows af
As a result two of Russia's best battleships, the Retvisan "and thf
Czarevitch, and one of her best cruisers, the Pallada, are beached af
Port Arthur, two other warships are damaged, but not seriously, whilf
two others at Chemulpho surrendered without firing a shot. If
The first blow was struck Monday nighty when Japanese torpedj