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PRICE TWO CENTS.
SEEMS IN SIGHT
BOOM FOR BUT ONE
Fight of the Future Likely to Be
Between Republicans and
New Party, New Leaders, 4, This Time the Candidates for Al-
Issues as Consequences of Jq^ dermen Are Carefully
By W. W. Jermans.
Washington, Sept. 14.The opinion is
crowing that the leaders controlling the
destinies of the democratic party, have
attempted the impossible in this cam
paign. For eight years, they say, the
party has been a party of radicalism,
and evon before that the personnel or
its leadership was such as to make it of
that cast, regardless of platform dec
larations. It has been the party out
of power, the party of the opposition,
and in the very nature of things it must
have been the radical party. To con
vert a party of radicals into an ultra
conservative party, by the capture of
the delegates to its national conven
tion is not possible, which fact, it is
contended, is being demonstrated in the
present campaign, and will be finally
proved in November.
Some democratic voters will follow
the party name and fortunes, but there
must be a sloughing off of the radical
vote, which is always floating and in
dependent. The true conservatives
will prefer to cast their fortunes with
the conservative party which is now in
power, and the radicals will seek refuge
with the organizations of socialists and
populists, as, in many communities, they
are already doing.
Following this movement to its
ultimate conclusion, there are those
conclusion there are
who see in the present trend of affairs
the beginning of the of the his-s doubtr ichoice.
tori democratic party.end Tha there i
not room for two conservative parties
in the country, is the basis for this be
lief. Supposing, as is not improbable,
that an overwhelming defeat awaits
the democratic party in the present
campaign, what will be the conse
quence A new party with new lead
ers and new issues. Under any form
of popular government an opposition
party is a necessity. The natural di
visions between two great parties is the
division between radicalism and con
Battle of the Future.
A prominent and conservative repub
lican has recently expressed the belief
that, unless a new party is formed,
under wise and efficient leaders, the
next great contest in this country will
be between the republican party and
the socialists. This, it is said, was also
the opinion of the late Senator Hanna.
However this may be, it will probably
be admitted that the capture of the
democracy by the forces
tism will bring about a critical revolu
tion in the organization of the party,
from which it may not recov,pr.
Mr. Bryan expeets some -sort.of revo
lution within the party as the result
of the present campaign, which explains
his "regularity He is supporting
Parker and Davis because he wants to
be in position, following the collapse of
the party, to exercise potent influence
in the work of reorganizing it. He has
already made public his plan of reor
ganization, including government or
state control of railroads and tele
graphs, and several other populist doc
trines. He looks upon the present weld
ing together of heterogeneous elements
as necessarily temporary. The democ
racy of the future, he asserts, will be
the" party of pronounced radicalism,
such as it was under bis eight years of
Continued on Second Page.
AMERICA TO HOLD
TWO CANAL PORTS
Rear Admiral Walker Says Work
on Waterway Is Proceed
No Mu 6- Sports to Be Made
,j After the
The Voters' league today submits its
final report previous to the primary
election. This report deals with the
qualifications of those seeking the nomi
nation for alderman. In all cases
where it is possible a distinct recom
mendation is made. This is based in
each case on a careful investigation of
all the facts affecting the candidate's
qualifications for council service and his
political availability. The report says:
The general situation as regards
candidates offers much encouragement
for improvement in council represen
tation. Well qualified men in one or
both political parties are before the
people in nearly every ward in the city.
It now only remains for the voters to
use proper discrimination to assure ex
cellent material from which to make a
choice at the final election.
"The situation in the ninth, eleventh
and twelfth wards offers cause for con
gratulation in the general improve
ment of candidates offered. In these
wards both parties are represented by
one or more good men. In the third it
must be a matter of keen regret with
many republicans that they have no al
ternative at the primary election. Here,
however, the democrats have proved
equal to the occasion by uniting on a
thoroly competent and qualified candi
date, and the voter who is ready to put
his city's above his party's interests
will have his chance at the November
"Several wholly disqualified candi
dates are pushing their claims for pref
erment. The league does not hesitate
to name them, and there ought to be no
the voters' minds as to the prope
"In wards where there are no op
posing candidates no detailed state
ment is made regarding such candi
dates. They will be considered in the
later report. The various candidates of
the prohibition party have not been in
cluded in the list, as in no instance is
there a contest for the nomination."
The detailed report follows:
JOHN KYANLivery at No. 20 Second street
NE. Resides at No. 54 Eastman avenue.
Lived In the city and ward for twenty-flve
years. About fifty years of age.
Ending fourth term In council. Bad
record all along the line. Thoroly discredited
by the honest element among his associates.
Less objectionable than Long, however.
PERSY A. LONGUndertaker at No. 223 Cen.
tral avenue. Lives at No. 700 University ave
nue NE. Born In the ward, forty-four years!
ago. Representative In the state legislature one
term, 1891. Alderman of the first ward twu
terms, 1893-1000. Aldermanlc record inexcusably
bad. Useless to his ward and dangerous to th#
olty- In his official capacity always a menace
to clean and .decent city government.
JOSEPH ELLISNo other candidate.
RepublicanVote for Satterlee.
JAMES S. LANEHardware at No. 509 Cen
tral avenue. Resides at No. 625 Eighth ave
nue SE. Born In Maine, seventy years ago.
Lived in ward and city forty-five years. Altho
his record in the council showB him to be a
man of personal integrity, his attitude on pub
lic questions has been often hostile to the best
general interests of the city. A certain degreo
of inflexibility of opinion is admirable, but stub
born maintenance of his own views has greatly
impaired his usefulness in the council. Undei
the circumstances, a change in the representa
tion from this ward would be desirable.
WILLIAM E. SATTEBLEEJunior member of
Salisbury & Satterlee, manufacturers of bedding
and Iron beds at Nos. 211-219 Main street SE,
Resides at No. 224 Fourth street SE. Born in
Continued on Seventh Page.
TELLS OF TRAGEDY
New York, Sept. 14.Rear Admiral
Walker, the 'head of the Panama com- of Jackson, Ky., arrived here today
mission, declared today on his arrival
from Colon that the United States gov
ernment intended to keep the two open
ports in the canal zone in spite of any
rotest which might be made by the
a government. He added that he
did not anticipate any trouble over
making Ancon, on the Panama side of
the isthmus, and Cristobal, near Colon,
free ports of entry.
The unfortunate part of the affair,''
he said, "is that it has got into local
politics. Of course, the outs have to
protest against what has been done by
Bear Admiral# Walker said that the
work of excavation was now proceeding
twice as fast, and with less men and at
half the cost, as under the French com
pany. Health conditions, he declared,
were excellent and the canal construc
tion work was being rapidly systemat
ized. He declared that statements
which have found their way# into the
ress relating to political excitement in
were greatly exaggerated.
Everything at present seems to be quiet
and satisfactory to the people of Pan
GOURTMARTIAL IS ECHO
OF NEGRO LYNCHING
37ew York Sun Speolal Service.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 14.Five of the
six militia officers whose failure to pro
tect Paul Reed and Will Cato, negroes
tinder sentence of death for murder,
made it possible for an unarmed mob
at Statesboro to burn the men' At the
stake, will be courtmartialed. One
officer, Lieutenant Mclntyre, is exon
erated and praised for his efforts to de
feat the mob, and several privates are
commended for their individual efforts
to uphold the law.
The court of inquiry declares that
the men were willing to do their duty,
but were prevented by the action of
their superior officers, who made abso
lutely no effort to protect the prisoners.
STRIKE THREAT IN STOCKYARDS.
Chicago, Sept. 14.Of nearly 10,000 union
men still unemployed at the stockyards,
600 were reinstated today. Members of
the unions are threatening to strike again
unless more of their number are put back
to work speedily.
Two Men Separated at World's
FairOne Found Dead
Lexington, Ky., Sept. 14.D. E. Hurst
from St. Louis with the body of Wil
liam Hampton of Simpson, Ky., which
he says he found on the dissecting-,
table of a hospital in St. Louis after
searching for seven days following an
accidental separation in the crowds at
the world's fair. Hurst and Hampton
went to St. Louis eight days ago. On
the first day of their visit at the fair
the men became separated and this
was the last seen of Hampton alive.
According to Mr. Hurst's story, the
hospital authorities refused to say
where the body of Mr. Hampton had
been secured or how he came by his
death. Mr. Hurst did not give the
name of the hospital. He and his
friends will return to St. Louis as soon
as the funeral is over, to prosecute an
inquiry into the matter.
AIR TUBE MAY LINK
New York Sun Special Service.
Chicago,, Sept. 14.A pneumatic tube
eighteen inches in diameter between
Chicago and Milwaukee, that will whiz
packages and mail between the two
cities forty minutesat the rate of
more than two miles a minutesand
give a lightning express service to all
the towns along the route, is proposed
by a pneumatic transmission company,
which has installed pneumatic tube sys
tems in some of the largest Chicago
The company .'s officers are now mak
ing' a canvass of estimates of the num
ber of people that might use the pro
posed system, and say that if enough
business can be guaranteed, they will
build the line at once. The cost of the
line is placed at $5,000,000.
AMERICAN IS CHINAMAN'S BRIDE.
Chicago, Sept. 34.Miss "Edith M. Miller,
a West Side society girl, was married last
night to Dr. Law Keem, a full-blooded
Chinaman. The ceremony was performed
at the bride's home in the presence of a
small party of friends, among whom were
a number of Americanized Chinese,
friends of the bridegroom. The officiating
clergyman was Elder Jones, a Seventh
Day Adventist, of which denomination
both bride and bridegroom are members.
DAN PATCH IS
M. W. Savage Wires in a Hopeful
Strain Regarding Pacer's
Dan Patch has a chance for life.
At 12:30 this afternoon, M. W. Sav
age telegraphed from Topeka, Kan.,
saying that the king of pacers is much
better. Earlier in the morning Driver
Hershey telegraphed: "Horse very
sick, but case is not hopeless." All
night long the battle for the life of
the game pacer was fought out in a
barn on the Kansas state fair grounds,
and there is now a hope that the horse
As soon as Ke learned of the illness
of the horse, Mr. Savage wired for the
best veterinarians in the west. They
hurried to Topeka from Kansas City,
Omaha and Chicago. The Kansas City
veterinarians were naturally ~the first to
reach Topeka, and if Dan Patch recov
ers the credit is due' to them, and the
work of the veterinarians of Topeka.
Mr. Savage's Minneapolis agents
have been busy this morning cancel
ing engagements. Dan was to have ap
peared at Oklahoma City on Sept. 22.
This date has been called off. The next
booking is for the Illinois state fair,
at Springfield, on Oct. 22.
This has not been canceled, as it may
be possible for Dan to fiJLit. The king
of the pacers is not oufxif danger by
*any means, but stands a much better
show today than he did yesterda}-.
This news will carry general cheer
thruout the turf world.
HORSE INSURANCE IS HIGH
Lloyds of London Exacted $3,000 Per
Annum from M. W. Savage.
The serious illness of Dan Patch, the
famous pacer, calls attention to the
heavy insurance which will have to be
paid to M. W. Savage, his owner, in
event of the horse's death.
Dan Patch was insured two years ago
by Mr. Savage in the Lloyds of London,
Eng., for $50,000all in one polciy. On
account of the precarious life a track
horse leads, a six per cent premium was
charged$3,00.9. a year. Two premiums
have been paid an" the oplicy.
MINING ENGINEERS AT
THE HEAD OF THE LAKES
Duluth, Sept. 14.The eighty-seventh
annual meeting of the American Insti
tute of Mining Engineers opened in Du
luth to-day. The steamer North'West
last night brought in James Gayley,
president of the association and vice
president of the United States Steel
company and seventy-five other dele
gates. An elaborate program of papers
has been prepared and a banquet was
served the members at the Northland
Golf club this morning.
The program for Friday and Saturday
will include a visit to the mines on the
Vermillion and Mesaba ranges. The
visitors will spend Sunday in Duluth,
and Sunday evening will leave for the
FLAMES IN ILLINOIS VILLAGE.
Stanford, 111., Sept. 14.The business
portion of this place, eighteen miles
southwest of Bloomington, was gutted by
Are shortly after midnight. Loss $30,000,
covered by insurance.
WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER .14, 1904.
GENERAL /ftS3St2^773Z2STJr'- /S^^t&s^Z2SB3r JVSTQUmmS mm&Z.
TOOLE WILL BE i
Heinze, as Usual, the Disturbing
Factor in Montana Demo
GOVERNOR J. K. TOOLE,
Who Will Be Renominated by the
Democrats of Montana.
Special to The Journal.
Helena, Mont., Sept. 14.The demo
cratic state convention met here this
afternoon for the purpose of naming a
state ticket and presidential electors.
The session of the state central com
mittee was devoted to hearing the con
test of the Heinze delegation from
Butte, but no definite decision has been
reached and the matter will probably
be taken up by the convention itself,
as neither side will be content to accept
the report of a committee. This is the
delegation which is charged with having
occupied the convention, hall in Butte
and refused to vacate-ui&iLcompelled to
do so by the policy.
Jt is .'generallybsli&tfjid that the con
vention will'Jfefusjjh-iSo seat the delega
tion altho, because of Heinle's influ
ence with the populists and- laborites,
the dates of whose conventions were
changed to coincide with that of
Heinze's antitrust party, many are dis
posed to treat with him.
On the other hand, a probable ma
jority of the delegates favor fusion
with the pops and laborites} without
taking Heinze into consideration. This
makes the question of fusion more than
tangling, and how it will be settled is
difficult to forecast.
The attendance is large and the con
vention promises to be a memorable one.
Governor J. K. Toole apparently will
be unopposed for renomination, but for
the other offices there is a great scram
For congressman, T. J. Walsh of Hele
na, Bruce Kramer of Butte and A. C.
Gormley of Great Falls are mentioned.
A. L. Duncan of Missoula, C. P. Connel
ly of Butte, J. A. Luce of Bozeman, and
W. E. Cort of Fergus county, aspire to
the office of attorney general. T. C.
Kurtz of. Helena, J. H. Lynch of Butte,
H. A. Benner of Great Falls and D. A.
G. Browne of Fort Benton seek the
Continued on Second Page.
WITH BRYAN AND CLEVELAND ON THE SA ME PLATFORM^
Mr. Doubtful DemocratBeg
Intend to Begin Now.
OPERA CO. COMING
Metropolitan Co. Leading Feature
of Coming Season at New
Four performances of grand opera
are promised the citizens of the north
west in the Minneapolis Auditorium
this winter. Heinrich Conried wanted
to open the new auditorium with a full
week's musical festival, but dates could
not be made. Therefore Mr. Conried
will content himself with four perform
ances of the Metropolitan Opera com
pany here, on the e.venings of March
27,'28 and 29, and the afternoon of
G. Schlotterbeck, the manager of the
opera company, writes to W. F. Bechtel,
who secured the engagement for the
auditorium, as follows:
I am delighted at the fine spirit of
enthusiasm which prompted you to
write: "We will do everything possible
to make the week of your appearance a
truly gala week for Minneapolis and
Other Musical Events.
Altho the promise of great musical
events for Minneapolis and thf north
west will be made good long Be I-re the
Metropolitan company comes,' the
crowning event of the season will be the
visit of this great musical organiza
tion. Minneapolis has been included in
this year's regular tour of a few'of the
largest cities on the continent, and the
establishment of the auditorium, in
which Mr. Conried is taking much inter
est, assures for Minneapolis regular an
nual visits by the company.
No stage in the twin cities is so
large as that planned for the audito
rium. It will be equaled in.America by
only two stages for the performance of
grand operathat of the Metropolitan
operahouse in New York and that of
the Boston operahouse. It will be full
rigged and will have all necessary scen
ery for the production of any sort of
theatrical or musical performance.
The first social event in the audi
torium will be the Hostesses' ball the
third week in Decem^sr.
The date of the dedication pf the
auditorium is not fixed. The dedica-
tion:--exercises will take two evenings.
The details are in charge of A-. M.
Shuey. The first night there will, be
an organ concert under the auspices
and with the assistance of the Phil
harmonic club and Minneapolis Sym
phony orchestra. The second night an
organ recital will be given under the
auspices of the Apollo club, which will
take part in the programs.
Several distinguished organists of
America-are under consideration for
the opening recital. Three of thefore
most on the list for selection are Wood
ward of Brooklyn, MeClellan of the
Salt Lake tabernacle, and Walker of
the Temple organ in Washington.
DEATH OF AGENT A. D. EDGAR.
Soecial to Tlio Journal.
Helena,-Mont., Sept. 14.A. D. Edgar,
for many years general agent of the
Northern Pacific in Helena, died early
today. He was one of the best-known
railroad men in the northwest and was
prominent in the Masonic fraternity.
PRINCE BISMARCK IN PAIN.
Friedrichsruhe, Sept. 14.Prince Her
bert Bismarck is/ today suffering great
pain which is being alleviated by mor
PAIR TONTOHT AND THURSDAY COOLER TOOTGHT WITH PEO ST WJ JRM^jWE^aRAY. "35
HIGGINS TO LEAD
Senator Seems Unable to Over
come Odell, Whose Slate
New York Republicans Meet to
Nominate Men for State
New York' Sun Special Servioe.
Saratoga. N. Y., Sept. 14.The final
passing or United States Senator
Thomas C. Piatt from a position of
more than ordinary influence in repub
lican politics was accomplished last
night when $he leaders of 709 dele
gates decided to support Lieutenant
Governor Frank Wayland Higgins for
the nomination for governor.
Out of a total of 974 delegates, only
265 stand committed to Timothy L.
Woodruff, in whose support Piatt is
making his last stand. In the face of
certain defeat he still adheres to Wood
ruff, persisting in carrying his forlorn
fight to the floor of the'convention.
Deserted by almost every man who
has followed his fortunes for more than
forty years, Senator Piatt sat last
night, a feeble, pathetic figure, with
scarcely a sympathizer to speak a word
The OdeU Slate.
Following is the slate for the Odell
republican state ticket as agreed upon
GovernorFrank W. Higgins of Cat
Lieutenant GovernorMayor Erastus
C. Knight of Erie (probably).
Secretary of StateJohn F. O'Brien
Attorney GeneralJulius M. Mayer
of New York.
ControllerOtto Kelsey of Liv
state Engineer and SurveyorHenry
L. Van Alstyne of Columbia.
State TreasurerNo choice yet.
Chief Judge Court of AppealsEd
gar M. Cullen (democrat) of Kings.
Associate Judge Court of Appeals
William E. Warner of Munroe.
The apparently tangled political sit
uation here yesterday had resolved it
self, by the time the republican state
onvention actually met today, into a
plain contest between Governor Odell
and Senator Piatt, which the former
and his friends, until the last moment,
were trying to keep from taking open
form upon the floor of the convention.
There is no antagonism between Gov
ernor Odell and Mr. Woodruff, and none
between Mr. Woodruff and Lieutenant
Governor Higgins. It was plain today
that. Mr. Woodruff was not averse to
an amicable settlement of the conflict
between his own and the Higgins in-
It was the uncompromising attitude
of Senator Piatt in behalf of Wood
ruff and against Governor Odell and the
.Higgins, movement, that prevented the.
proposed Conference yesterday] after
noon and precluded the possibility of
Mr Woodruff's honorable withdrawal
from the contest or a ^compromise which
might have resulted in the selection of
a third man for the governorship nom
The convention was called to order
soon after noon, former State Senator
Fassett being chosen temporary chair
Governor Odell was not in attend
ance. In opening his speech, Tempora
ry Chairman Fassett said: "Not be
ing a democratic nominee for the presi
dency, I shall have no hesitation in dis
cussing public issues."
At 2:12 p.m. the convention took a
recess until 11 o'clock tomorrow morn
PBABODY TO BE NAMED
Oolorado Republicans Meet
Denver, Col., Sept. 14.Renomination
of Governor James H. Peabody, with a
strong indorsement of his "law and or
der policy," is the chief feature of^the
program prepared by the republican
leaders for the state convention which
met here today for the purpose of nomi
nating presidential electors, congress
men-at-large and a state ticket. For
mer Senator Samuel V. Newell of Gilpin
county, who has been a candidate for
the gubernatorial nomination, was en
treated today by friends and foes alike
to withdraw' and permit the nomination
of Governor Peabody by acclamation,
but to all he replied that his name
would certainly go before the conven
16 ^PAGES^-FIVE O'CLOCK.
TO MOUNT STUMP
Floodgates of Oratory to Be
OpenedParker and Cleve
ITew York Sun Special Service.
New York, Sept. 14.Three thousand
orators are to be turned loose in the
(Joubtful states by the democratic cam
paign managers the last week in Sep
tember. Announcement was made at
national headquarters today of the list
of speakers, declared to be the strong
est ever engaged in a national cam
The list is headed by Judge Alton B.
Parker. This is the first official' an
nouncement that has been made that
the candidate is to sneak. Where and
when or how many speeches he will
make, was not explained, but it was said
definitely that he would participate in
the speaking campaign. In the formal
statement, issued by Mr. McConvjlle, it
"It is known that Judge Alton B.
Parker, ex-President Grover Cleveland
and William J. Bryan will each take
part in the campaign."
I was, declared that about every emi
nent speaker on the roster of the demo
cratic party had enlisted. From end to
end of the country they will be heard
from the last week in September until
election day. Mr. Cleveland is expected
to make a few speeches in the east, the
number not having yet been determined.
In an explicit statement Senator
Gorman disposed today of the rumor
that he has come here to supersede
Chairman Taggart in the management
of the democratic campaign. He de
clared that he had come to meet Henry
G. Davis and to helt) the democratic
chairman all he could in the direction of
the campaign. Senator Gorman said he
might remain here until the middle of
RUSS RAIDERS IN 1
The Lena Not Alone in Effort to
Block Jap Trade on
GIVE WAY TO ANOTHER
Rumor Names New Commander
of Czar's Armies in
SUMMARY OF WAR
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
Field Marshal Oyama reports to
Tokio that a considerable Russian
force remains south of the Hun
river, while General Kuropatkin to
day telegraphed to St. Petersburg
that the bulk of the Japanese force
is still south of the Yen-tai branch
railroad. Oyama also says that the
Russians are fortifying the heights
on both sides of the Liao river at
Tie-ling. Beyond this today's dis
patches from the seat of war relate
to details of previous fighting and
no light is thrown upon the all
absorbing question of where the
next engagement in force will
General Kuropatkin's estimate of
his losses in the fighting around
Liao-yang is far under the first re
ports. He reports that from Aug.
28 to Sept. 5 he lost 4,000 killed
and 12,000 wounded. Marshal
Oyama placed the total of Japan
ese casualties at 17,500, making the
total for both armies in round num
bers 33,500. Accepting these fig
ures as correct, the battle of Liao
yang in killed and wounded falls
much lower in the scale of the
world's great battles.
Bpeolal to The Journal.
Eome, Sept. 14.A telegram from
Tokio states that the government, in
reply to a request by Meld Marshal
Oyama, has promised to send him re
inforcements of 100,000 men and guns
by Oct. 12.
St. Petersbnrgj Sept. 14.Harbin has
been converted into one vast hospital
even churches and theaters are filled
with 3,500 wounded men from the bat
tles around Liao-yang.
Paris, Sept. 14.The correspondent
of the Echo de Paris at St. Petersburg
has telegraphed to his paper as follows:
The ministry of marine tells me re
garding the arrival of the Russian.
transportLena .at San Francisco that
another, vessel, the Korea", is* also due
at an American port on the Pacific.
Orders Have been sent to the Russian
ships scrupulously to conform with the
American neutrality rules, which are
expected to permit them taking on
enough coal to reach Vladivostok.
I consider the situation very deli
cate, as there is evidence that the ships
were destined to prevent the transport
of contraband of goods from the United
States to Japan and perhaps capture
vessels carrying contraband.
"An admiral on the staff of the em*
peror and closely related to Viceroy
Alexieff tells me that Alexieff eventual
ly will succeed Foreign Minister Lams
dorff and that he will adopt a strong
ANOTHER GUARD ON IJENA
American Naval Engineers Will Inspect
San Francisco, Sept. 14.Another
and more thoro inspection of the Rus
sian cruiser Lena will be made today
by naval engineers in order to furnish
the state and navy departments with
more complete data concerning her
boilers and seaworthiness.
In the event that the Lena is dis
mantled she will probably be laid up at
the Mare Island navyyard. Rear Ad
miral Goodrich has been directed by the
navy department to offer the navyyard
to Captain Berlinsky for that purpose.
The watch kept on the Lena is even
more rigid than at first. The gunboat
Bennington has moved nearer to her
and the patrolling launches are relieved
It is reported that Japanese Minister
Takahira has censured the local Japan
ese consul, M. Uyeno, for demanding
that Japanese inspectors be permitted
to inspect the Lena and pass on her
need of repairs.
MORE VESSELS I N PACIFIC
Russia Has Warships Out Looking for IS,
St. Petersburg, Sept. 14," 1:46 p.m. "J
The admiralty still declares it is with
out official advices relative to the preS
ence of the Russian transport, Lena. &
at San Francisco. The possibility of sj*
her disarmament and other kindred .4 1
questions will not b discussed and de- yiqi' 5
cidod until the admiralty is in posseB~j|&igi|
sion of full facts regarding the sitUa-j^S*| ~l
tion. Telegraphic inquiries, however *pgp
have eu cited the information from, &*
Vladivostok that the Lena was sent to? *&*^
the Pocific with the view of stopping j*
the shmment of contraband of war.
There is an intimation also,-but this
is not official, that certain other ves
sels, probably merchantmen purchased
in Germany anl converted into armored
cruisers, are in the Pacific on a similar
If the United States declines to per
mit the Lena to have ample time
which to make complete repairs, with
out which she could not venture to un
dertake a long voyage either back to
Vladivostok or home by way of# Cape
Horn, it seems probable that Russia will
acquiesce in the decision to disarm her.
There is no disposition here to criticize
the course of the United States so far at
it is revealed in the press dispatohes.
BUST IN WASHINGTON S
State Department Waits on Report from
Washington, Sept. 14.Active ex
changes were in progress today between,
the officials of the state and navy de
partments respecting the case of the
Russian transport Lena at San Fran
cisco. Mr. Adee, the acting secretary
of state, was closseted for some time
with Solicitor Penfield and Captain
Pillsbury, the representative of the
navigation bureau, and several mes
sages were drafted which were for
warded to Oyster Bay ''and San Fran
cisco for the guidance of the officials
at the latter point. Acting Secretary