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WOIRLID'S fQO PAIB
NINETY-SIXTH YEAR.
ST. LOUIS. MO.. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23. 1903.
1 - -r -. T-. I In St. Lnnl. One Cent.
K 1 (J K OuUIdr St. Loula. Tiro Cents.
Ou Train., Three Cents.
THE
ltii
LOUIS
US TO
PAGES A MILE IN 1:56 1-4;
DAN PATCH AGAIN CHAMPION.
Memorable Demonstration Greets Famous Horse When lie
Flashes Under tlie Wire at Memphis. Keating His Own Kccord
Nearly Three Seconds and That of 1'rinre Alert Three-Fourths
of a Second Running l'acc-Makers Are Hard l'u&hed.
PACER FRESH AFTER FEAT, THOUGH NO WINDSHIELDS USED.
Memphis. Tern.. Oct. 2Z. A mile !n MS
as made bv Dan Patch to-day at the
Memphis Trotting Association's track In
a trial against time.
The pacer clipped three-fourth r.t a
second from the world' record of 1 .17. held
by IMnce AWL and lowered hi own
record bv two and three-fourth'! seconds.
. The rclle was paced without a -vlnd
B&jeld and at the flnl'h Dan ratch s-med
fresh and vigorous.
Tho demonstration that greeted the new
world's racing: champion as he flafhjd un
der the wire was a memorahle one
Horse owners who stood about the
tracX beforo the starter's tand had
caught the time with their own watrhes.
and before tho official time wis flashed
out across tho track they set up a shout
and threw hats and caps high Into the air.
The shout was caught up by the pecple
In tho grand stand, the space before it
and on the cIuloue grounds, and the
v ictorv of the nw pacing Idol was pro-
lalmed in shouts of applnuse that reached
their climax as Driver M. C. Mcllenry
pulled up before the Judges' stand ar.d
doffed his hat In acknowledgment of the
acclamation.
The trial was made with two runners to
set the pace, tho sulky preceding the pacer
earning a canvas strip between the
wheels
The quarter was reached In 23 seconds,
the half in :3S and tho three-quarters In
!7U As the horses swung Into the stretch
Dan Patch was pushlnc the forward run
ner so closely that scarcely a hand's
breadth Intervened between his nose and
the back of the driTer In the forward
su.k
I FPL-HLICSPECTAU
Memphis, Tenn.. Oct. 22. There to little
TRAIN QUARANTINED
AT
Twenty Passengers From San An-
tonio, Tex., Will Be Held
r- Ten Days.
Corpus Christ!. Tex., Oct. 22. When last
night's Aransas Pass train arrived about
twenty residents of Corpus Christ!, who
had been to San Antonio, were detained at
the Roef and switched off In a. coachat
the T. where they ere detained In quaran
tine. To-day quarters were provided for them
and they will be required to remain in
quarantine ten days.
nunty Judge Hopkins says that here
after no passengers from San Antonio will
be permitted to enter Neuces County un
til the quarantine is raised.
flnnrantine nt Galveston.
I.LrtliUC SPECIAL.
Galveston. Tex.. Oct. 22. Upon oiriclal
information received from the State health
authorities of the existence of vellow
jy er In San Antonio, the city health phy
ritian of Galveston proclaimed a Quaran
tine aaii"t San Antonio and all Infected
points In and out of the State, stationed
luarantlne guards and established a de
tention camp at irginia Point on the
mainland. fie miles from the city, whero
all passenger trains and passengers are
rigidly Inspected and all persons found
coming from Infected points aro placed In
detention for five dais.
LEADING TOPICS
-IS-
TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC.
THE Sl'N RISE THIS MORNING AT
IB KD SKT.-? THIS EVENING AT 8:11.
1 "
THE MOON SETS THIS EVENINQ AT
Gil UN CLOSED- ST LOL'IP-DEC.
WHEAT. S6c ASKED: DEC CORN. 38c
ASKED. CHICAGO-DEC. WHEAT. 731s
S'TI'.c. DEC CORN -44c ASKED
WEVTHER i:DICATIONS.
!'r m. I.onli nml Vlclnllj l'nlr
mid roldrr (o-ilny; lirWK. northwest
wind. iIiminisliliiB; siml brcomlnjc
vnrlnlilc
I'or Vllniouri Knlr I'ridny nnd Smt
tirdnj ; vwirnicr Snturdn.
2. Commercial Clubs to Visit St. Lnuis.
"Narrowed Down to Reed and Folk."
3. Ilcnds of Folk Plan Campaign.
Hopes to V.'in Airship Content.
s. rkluratlonal Leaders Plan Conference
Human Jewelry" Emporium Caught.
Witlmell I"unerai Saturday Morning,
cult on Damages for Death of Hull.
.jKAIappenlngs in East Side Cities.
JF Santos-Dummt Promises to Compete.
The Weather Bulletin.
C. Mhis Crawford WogSlx-Furlong Event
The Ri public Form'Chart.
naming iteruus;
IWmtirrers Filed
-
Demurrer
ta-auzation
Cases.
S
Editorial.
Society News."
St. Loulsans in XcwYoJkj1andsCh!cao.
?. R!ver Expert Calls fpr-iData.,
Payn- Removes Another Official.
10. Republic "Want" Ads.
DIrth. Marriage and Death Records.
New Corporations.
11. Rooms for Rent Aus.
II. River News and Personalr.
Live-Stock Markets. (
15. Stock Prices Inclusive. '
-( Transit Shares Steady.
'December Wheat Weak In Chicago.
O-aln Trading Dull In Local Market.
H. Masons Praise Folk.
Parka Sect to the Tombs.
Shot Himself in the Head.
Bass Husband Stoned Her.
JnJL Vo
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diversity of oiJnlon nmong prominent
horsemen here who caught the time In
tho wonderful race Dan Patch made
against the watch to-day.
A canvas of men prominent In the har
ress world regarding the Dan Patch per
formance to-day and Lou Dillon's pros
reels to-morrow resulted In the following
expressions of opinions:
Mvron McMears: "I was confident of
beating Dan's previous mark of I:S9, and
bet that way. Lou Dillon will trot in IdS
or better. Tho track Is the fastest In the
world."
Scott Hudson, who drove the pace
maker for Dan Patch: "I held a watch all
the way and was surprised that tho of
ficials caught exactly the same time as I
snapped. Lou Dillon, under the same con
dltlons. will boat tho 2-00 mark."
C. IC G. BUllngs: "Dan Patch paced In
16. according to my watch, but I was at
an awkward angle. Lou Dillon should trot
In about 1:17,"
IL R. Smatbcrs: 'The excitement was
so great that I forgot to snap the time
In the finish. Lou Dillon will beat two
minutes "
Monroe Saulsbury: "It was a marvelous
performance, and Dan Patch could have
dona better If the pacemakers had pulled
out In the last eighth. Lou Dillon can't
beat her rresent mark."
Ed Orers: "My watch Fhowed 1:354 for
Dan Patch's mile. Lou Dillon will trot in
136 If given perfect pace."
Millard Smathers: "Lou Dillon Is In fine
condition. She could hav e broken her rec
ord to-day, and will do It to-morrow."
George Spear: "I was not prepared for
Dan Patch's time, but am prepared for
anything now. as 1 was directly under
the wire when I snapped In 1G flat. It
looks like Lou Dillon will beat Cresceus."
III WILL HEARING,
Intimation That P. B. Bennett's
Widow May Claim He Was
Unduly Influenced.
New Haven. Conn- Oct. 22. William J.
Eryan again occupied the witness stand
In the Probate Court when the hearing
on the application for probating the will
of the late Fhilo S. Bennett was resumed
to-day.
When Judge Stoddard asked the witness
If Mr. Bennett had ever made any Invest
ments for him. Mr. Bryan replied that lie
had made lnvestmenti of the Commoner
funds, buying Government bonds with the
proceeds of the subscriptions which ctrr.e
In advance. He alo said that Mr. Ben
nett had never made an lnvetment fcr
Mrs. Bryan.
CAME AS SURPRISE.
Lawyer Newton then asked his client.
Mr. Bryan:
"Was it ever suggested by yourself or
Mrs. Bryan that he give you the XjO,050?"
"No. fclr. we never suggested !L It
came as a surprise to us when Mr. Ben
nett made the suggestion himself."
The witness then said that he had used
a portion of a previous will, which had
been executed by Mr. Bennett, In drafting
the at one.
James C. Dewell, a wholesale grocer,
stated tint for many jears he had known
Mr. Bennett He had always Iwllev ed him
to be a shrewd, capable business man, and
bore a reputation as such.
Replying to question, ho stated that
Mr. Bennett appeared to be in good men
tal condition at the time when he last
saw him. which was shortly before his
death. Ho was a man, said the witness,
whose opinion could not be ea!Ir changed.
At this point. Judge Stoddard Inter
rupted with the question:
"Did he worship Mr. Bryan?"
Th witness replied:
"I alwiys knew that he held the hl?hst
opinion of him "
Mr. Bryan then made a statement which
somewhat modified his answer that no
money had been Invested for Mrs Bryan
by Mr. Bennett. He said that when he
received the royalties on his book. "The
First Battle." he gave Mrs Brian, who
wrote the biographical sketch, a sum
amounting to about $1,000. Thli was m.
vested for her. he said, but he could not
recall whether It was by Mr. Bennett or
by a Chicago firm.
CANAL QUESTION
AT EXTRA SESSION
Senator Morgan Will Endeavor
to Show That It Is President's
'Duty to Construct Xicara-
guan AVnterway.
. Washington. Oct. IT While President
Roosevelt designated In his proclamation
railing Congress into extraordinary es
slen pnly the subject of Cuban reci
procity for consideration. It Is reasonably
certain now that the Senate sr least w'll
have the Ij-thmUn canal question brought
directly to Its attention.
Senatar llorjan cf Alabama has indi
cated his Intention of Introducing a resolu
tion bearinir on the canal question.
II r. Morgan will endeavor to show that
the Panama route now is beyond contld
eratlon. and he will urge that it Is the
duty of the President, under the Spooner
law. to construct the canal Immediately
by the Xicaracuan route.
EXAMINED
C
II BLAIR CASE.
Attorneys Explain to Grand Jury
Reports in JCirrulittion
Concerning Him.
J. B. JOHNSON'S STATEMENT.
Money Krolcer Purchased Note
for $11,000 on $350,001) Life
Insurance Policy Others
Will Ke Called.
James T. Roberts; who Is said to be the
principal witness In the Blair case, went
before the Grand Jury nt 5 o'clock 1 ester-
day afternoon. He remained in tho Grand
Jury room half an hour, and was excused
with Instructions to return this morning
at 10 o'clock.
What Deputy SherlfTs failed to do In
getting service on Mr. Roberts on the sub
poena ordering him to appear beforo the
Grand Jury, was easily accomplished by
a woman.
When the Deputy Sheriffs reported that
they were unaWe to perve the sjbpoena
on Roberta to DetecUve McDonnell of
the Circuit Attorney's otrtce. he turned to
Miss Sarah Holland, Mr. Folk's stenogra
pher, and said:
"You know Roberts. Take this subpoena
and go dow n to his office in the Odd Fel
lows' building and servo it on him."
Miss Holland donned her wrap and hat
She wan gone not more than twenty min
utes, when she return! to the Circuit
Attorney's office and remarked to McDon
nell: "I did It"
Roberts appeared at the Four Courts a
few minutes later. Ml Holland, knowing
him well, had entered his office, found
him there and handed him the subpoena.
He did not question tfca legality of Its
service at all, but followed her to tho
Four Courts Immediately. He declared
that he had made no effort to evade serv
ice. Miss Holland would not discuss her
achievement
ROBERTS IMPORTANT WITNESS
For some time It has been said that
Roberts Is the principal witness In the
case. If any "broofs cxlt on which lha
Grand Jury can act. It is said that
Roberta is the man who can produc
them. What he has already told the
Grand Jury and Is prepared to tell la be
ing kept a close secret.
The witnesses summoned yesterday were
J. Brooks Johnson. & money broker. No.
310 Pine street: Captain Henry King, ed
itor of the Globe-Democrat; Attorney Geo
B. Webster. Charles H Huttlg, president
of the Third National Bank; H. A. Fbr
man. president of the Fourth National
Bank: Attorney James D. Simms, A L.
Cunningham, business manager of the St
Louis World: Attorney Isaac II. Lkrnbcr
ger. Attorney Arthur B. Sheply and At
torney Robert L. McLnran.
ONLY TWO WERE ABSENT.
Of thee witnesses Forman and Cun
ningham were tho only ones who JiJ not
respond.
Captain King was the first witness. It Is
reported thnt he was questioned about In
formation jald to be In his possession
about tha Blair case. He was in the Grand
Jury room about twenty minute.
Before entering the Grand Jury room J
Brooks Johnson said- "All I know about
this case is heresay. Some time ago I pur
chased from the agent of the New York
Life Insurance Company a note for XII.
415. which was signed by James L. BUlr.
I understood that the cote was given for
i policy on Mr Blair's life for JK.i Mr.
Blair paid the note prompt!) I paid r.l.Oto
for the note It was due In -Ix months.
"Mr. Blair asked me if I had heard th
rumors about him. I told him that I had.
He alcd rr.e who had spoken to me about
the matter. I frankly toM him that It was
George B. Webster and James D. Slrams.
That Is nil I know about the case."
Mr. Johnson was before the Grand Jury
about fifteen or twenty minutes. He took
two books with him.
Mr. Huttlg was admitted to the Grand
Jury room through a private entrance.
Ills connection with the case has not been
established. Nor has that of Attorney
Llonberger.
Simms remained In the Grand Jury room
half an hour. After he come out he said
that he had told all he knew of the case,
but he refued to discuFs his testimony In
any way.
"I am able to supply proofs of the In
formation In my possenslon." he said.
It is believed that other witness's will
be called as a result of his testimony. Mr.
Shepley and Mr. McLaran likewise de
clined to talk about the case. Mr. Mc
Laran, it Is reported. !s an Important wit
ness. It was dark w hen Mr. Roberts was called
Into the Grand Jury room As the prin
cipal witness in a cap of such apparent
Importance he dlsplaed no nervousness
w hlle waiting to be called. He laughed as
ho emerged from the Grand Jury room,
hurried down the tcps and said that he
had been told to come back at 19 o'clock
this morning.
From a reliable source It was learned
last evening that all of the witnesses yes
terday gave testimony which leads up to
the belief that Mr
Roberts is the most
important of the witnesses.
Tho statement was reiterated yesterday
by an attache of the Circuit Attorneys
offlce that llr Folk and hla assistant. Mr.
Marouey. already had the Inv eellgatlon
under way and had been working on the
matter nearly two weeks when Mr. Blair
held his conference with the Circuit At
torney and invited the closest Inquiry in
to the matter possible.
I'l'nrOSB OF INVESTIGATION'.
"Th9 purpce of a Grand Jury Investiga
tion." said th!s attache of the olllce. "Is
not for the exoneration of persons, but
to ascertain If the laws have been violated.
This applies to this cafe as well as any
other, and If the evidence In this rate Jus
tines It. vou may rest u"sured that the re
sult will be the same here aa In any other
matter which tho EL I-ouls Grand Jury
may have to Investigate."
The cames of the witnesses, except that
of Mr. lloberts, who will appear before the
Grand Jury to-day. are being stricily
guarded and until the Deputy SherlfTs suc
ceed In serv-in; the subpoenas they will not j
be made known.
TELLO
FUGITIVE CHARLES KRATZ UNDER ARREST;
HE IS HELD IN JAIL "INCOIVIUNICADO";
WILL FIGHT FOR HIS FREEDOM.
Expected Arrest, but Was Surprised by Its Suddenness Assures His Ac
quaintances in Guadalajara That He Will Not Be Taken to the
States Phases of the Mexican Law on Extradition Pro
duce Sharp Contradictions Charles Carroll
Stands by Kratz Probable Pro
cedure Outlined.
MR. FOLK WILL SEND FOR FUGITIVE
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CIIAULES R. HORAN
Deputy Sheriff, who has been suggested
by II r. Folic as the man who should so
for Kratz.
ErCCTAI. TO T1IK ItCPl'DLIC BT MCXICAX
CAHU: TO GAI.VESTO.V. TCX
Guadalajara. Jlexlco, Oct. 22. Kratz
Is In jail here.
Kollowitis tlit- usual custom In such
cae. lie Is held incommunicado.
He Is not allowed to have money and
his Lawyer l not allowed to see and
talk with him.
The Inspector who cancd the nrrcst
permitted Kratz to send a note to his
lawyer. Senor Castanos. In which Kratz
Impressed upon the attorney the neces
sity oT doing all In bti iwwcr to save
him from extradition.
Kratz was surprised when placed un
der actual arrest.
He knew on Tuesday that he was
closely shadowed and practically with
in the bands of the officers, but the ac
tual arrest awaited the arrival of the
papers.
He had Just returned from the mine-
at Abualu!co when he was placed un
der arrest.
-I expected thU," be said, "but hard
ly so soon. I want to assure my friends
and associates here that I have full
eontldonce of coming out of this matter
all right.
I liavc asked my lawyer to spare no
expense to keep me In this country."
CAJinOLI, AvII.L MAKE .
F1GIIT FOR KRATZ.
Charles Carroll, also lately a citizen
of St Louis and now a partner of
Kratz in the ownership of mines at
Abualulco, added that be didn't pro
pose that Kratz should leare Mexico;
that neither money uor lesal J-klH would
be spared in ontnlnlnj: his freedom.
The American colony here Is very
much Interested In this cae. The fact
that Kratz was recently blackballed
when he applied for meiubcihlp in the
American Club can Ik? taken as an In
dication, however, that the local Amer
icans will not lend substantial aid to
the work or keeping him In this coun
try. It is deemed ominous here that Kratz
was arrested under what Is known as
he concral extradition law. In which
the riTsidcnt Las fa'l lxwer.
It is asserted, however, that this ease
must k throush the regular lesnl
course lKforv Kratz will bo takeu out
of the country.
The Federal Judge in this city will
j within a few days, iwrfcsi to-morrow,
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MEXICO CITV. ,
CONDENSED HISTORY OF KRATZ'S
BOODLE DEALS IN ST. LOUIS. :
The specific charge acalnst Charles Kratz Is that he accepted from Phil
Stock OT.0OS. which was to be paid for the votes of 'certain City Councltmen on
the Suburban Railway franchise bill.
Kratz repreenled the combine of the City Council In the deol with Stock,
who was acting- aa the Suburban's legislative agent. The J.0O) was deposited
in a MIssJrslppt Valley Trust Company vault, and la still there.
John K. Murrell was tho combine's agent In the Howe of Delegates In the
de.it with. Stock, nnd he and Stock put 73,X in the Lincoln Trust Company
vaults. Murrell also fled to Mexico, but returned after several months, nnd Is
now the State's principal witness ngalcst the other combine members.
Murrell. went to Guadalajara first. He was later Joined by Kratz.
Kratz was indicted for bribery by the Grand Jury on January 3. ISO. He
wns arrested the same day and gave bond of &0CO, with Gottlieb Kvermann.
Jr . as surety.
Murrell went to Mexico on March 18. 1931 nnd forfeited hl bond of K.VO.
Circuit Attorney Folk then asked for an Increase In the bond of Kratz. Judge
Ryan on March raised the amount to J33.0O) after a hard I-r-.i fight.
Kratz!! case wns set for trial on the 7th of the following "f o-1. On the date
of the trial It was learned that Kratx had been gone three d'-s and his bond
was declared forfeited.
The former Councilman was traced to Mexico and arrested at Gaudalajara
on April 3. Chler Desmond nnd Detective Thomas McGrath went after him.
The Mexican Government refused to surrender him. as the United States then
had no treaty with Mexico covering bribery. Desmond and McGrath remained
In Mexico nearly n month, but were forced to retrm without him.
A reward amounting to J500 was offered for the arrest of Kratz Immediately
upon the discovery that he had fled.
Circuit Attorney Folk on May 10 conferred with Secretary of State Hay at
Washington relative to a treaty with Mexico which would provide for the re
turn of Kratz.
Th State Department took up the matter and Congres. at the last selon.
ratified the treaty, to which Mexico agreed.
Circuit Attorney Folk kept after the Washington authorities with the one
point In view the return of the former Councilman.
An effort to collect the Kratz bond was mode two months after he fled. The
case dragged along until last February, when the Supreme Court affirmed the
finding of the lower court, and on February 6 the bond, cmountlng. with costs,
to about JC1.0J0. was paid. The larger portion of the bond wns paid to the
School DoerJ.
About October 1 Circuit Attorney Folk was called to Washington to confer
with the President about bribery-extradition treatleO President Roosevelt and
Mr. Folk met on October 8 and the President promised to take up tho Kratz
case Immediately.
Governor Dockery ln.it.week issued requisition papers for Kratz and they are
now In the poresslon of tho Circuit Attorney. The State Department's negotia
tions were kept up with Mexico until the arrest of Kratz. yesterday.
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pass upon the legal aspect of the case,
deciding the merits of the charge
against the accused. This decision will
then lie ent to President Diaz for re
vision. Then, if the chief executive decides
that Kratz is here on extraditable of
fense, there Is a chance that there will
be an appeal to the Supreme Court.
The lawyers who give these opinions
are t-omewhat In the dark as to what
will actually happen, for the reason
that the new treaty between the United
States and Mexico Is not yet fully un
derstood hero In all of Its aspect.
IMTKD STATUS
IlItUvK A l-IIECEUU.VT.
One thing is certain, that the .Mexican
Government lias received n formal pro
test from the United States, accompa
nied by a promlt-e to reciprocate In sim
ilar cases, a thing which the American
(tovcrnment lias hitherto invariably re
fused to do.
lawyers here who believe that Kratz
cannot be extradited say that the prin
ciple of nourctroactivenrss of law is es
tablished by the Mexican Constitution.
If he were wanted only ns a witness.
they say. there w ill lie a simple way of
getting Iilm back to the United States.
Hut if he I-, to be tried for receiving a
bribe, w hlch seems to be the case, the
sltu.it Ion Is entirely different.
I have Jut learned that for a week
the Mexican Government has bad
Kratz under constant surveillance. Thu
Is laketi to mean that the Central Gov
ernment Is actively Interested.
It developed yesterday that the most
Intimate friends of Kratz bad not heard
from him for several days. As a rule I
he had continued In communication
Continued on rge Two.
PROBABLY MONDAY.
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"NARROWED DOWN
TO REED AND FOLK".
W. J. HIIVAV.
Noted Nebniikun Discusses the
Gubernatorial Situation in
Missouri Denies That lie
Is Working for Heed.
REPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Lincoln. Neb.. Oct. r.-Under the cap
tion The Missouri Situation." In his Com
moner to-morrow. W. J. Rryan denies the
charge that he is working- for Mayor Reed
of Kansas City for the Democratic nom
ination for Governor as against Circuit
Attorney Folk.
Mr. Bryan devotes ome space to the
fight In Missouri, saying in part:
"It seems that the Democratic nomina
tion for Governor In Missouri has nar
rowed down to Reed and Folk, or Folk
and Reed, whichever way the reader of
the Commoner may desire to describe It.
-Editorials and paragraphs which havo
Fpeared In the Commoner have been
quoted in support of each candidate, and
sometimes an effort has been made to
show that the Commoner, or Its editor,
favored the nomination of one or the other
of these candldstes.
-notices nave appeared In this paper
complimentary to both candidates. Mr.
Folk's work In the rrosecutlon of boodleri
had been referred to and commented upon,
and Mr. Reed's speech at the Nebraska
State Convention was complimented and
quoted from. Nothing, however, has been
said or done by the Commoner to Indicate
a preference for cither one or to Influence
the Judgment of the Democrats of the
State of Missouri.
"Mr. Bryan has studiously avoided tak
ing part In local contests, where, as In
this case, both the candldstes are support
ers of the Kansas City platform. The
Democrats of Missouri are the ones most
interested in the result of this contest,
and they are also the ones best fitted to
make the selection of their candidate?.
The Commoner, however, submits a
word of caution. Each candidate should
run upon his own merits, not upon the
demerits of bis opponent, and It Is a great
mistake for the frelnds of any candidate
to attack the other in the hope of mak
ing political capital for his own choice."
& 3
JAPANESE
FEARS CAPTURE
Will Stop at Midway Island
for Advices, After Hear
ing That War Has
Broken Out.
NEGOTIATIONS STAND 'STILL
Japan Is Filled With Ominous
Sounds of Military Prepara
tion for Whatever May
Come.
Honolulu. Oct. 22. The steamer Nippon
Maru. which sailed from here to-day for
Yokohama, will stop at Midway Island for
orders, through fear of capture, caused by
the circulation of a report here that the
Japanese consulate at Honolulu had re
ceived a cipher cablegram that war with
Russia has been declared. The officers
and passengers on the steamer arc very
much alarmed.
ARMV IS ACTIVE.
Tokto, Oct. 22. Negotiations are -virtually
at a standstill. There Is an ominous sound
of active military preparation throughout
the land.
Japan Is determined to be read for any
emergency.
A crlss Is probable within a few days.
Russia. It Is true. Is displacing a less
eluilve and Irritating disposition toward
Japan's representatives on the Manchu
rlan and Korean questions, but It cannot
be stated that the situation Is Improved.
The ultimate source of difficulty Is Rus
sia's apparent determination to Invade
Japan's sphere of vital Interests. As long
a- that Is the case, any da may bring
forth war.
DANGER AT SEOUL.
Seoul. Oct. 2Z. Jap'n is fearful Ie3t ta
Irflucnco of M. Pavlov. Ru:an Minister
at the Korean court, cause a crisis.
Japanese papers are pointing out that,
accordlns to treaties with Japan. Rural,
has no right to meddle In Korean affairs.
This state jf' things offer a constant
lemptatfonXo Pavlov to" play a bold diplo
matic game lrfbehalf cf Rusola.
It Is alleged that Pavlov, who 1 remark
ably able and ambltiou". Is seeking In ev
ery direction for some means of better
ing the position of the Czar n Korea It
Is feared that his enersy may Anally pro
voke a conflict.
CHIEF SWINGLEY
HAS CLOSE CALL
Head of Fire Department Nar
rowly Escapes Serious In
jury on Seventh Street.
Fire Chief Swlngley miraculously es
caped death late last night in a tire which
damaged buildings at No;. 210. Zli. 211. 31
and MS North Seventh street. He entered
tho building nt No. ai in which the fire
originated. The second floor w ent through
and he went with it. He escaped unhurt.
The Are originated In the Jewel restau
rant. No. 212 North Seventh street. It
was about 1220 o'clock when Edward
Meany. the watchman In the Holland
building, noticed flames in the restaurant.
He turned In an alarm at once.
All the fire companies In the vicinity re
sponded. When they arrived it was found
that the Are had gained such headway
that a second alarm was turned in. The
Salvage Corps arrived first and the con
tents of the lower floors of ail buildings
except the restaurant were saved.
A barber shop at No. 210. owned by Con
ner &. Stone, was not damaged by the Are
to any extent. Water partially damaged
the fixtures. The restaurant owned by the
Jewel Sisters was almost entirely gutted
by the flames. This was the building la
which the Are originated.
The barber shop at No. 214, operated by
C F. McKnlght. was not damaged to anjr
extent, except by the water.
The Evans Sign Company which oc
cupies the upper floors of Nos. 210 and 212.
was almost entirely burned out. In the
rear the wall and roof fen In. The sa
loon at No. ZiS Is owned by Droz & Bar
berls. Tho rear was damaged by the Cr".
The saloon was otherwise damaged by tha
water.
Above the barber shop at No. 21S Is tha
Crescent Sign Company. The damage was
mainly by smoke and water. Above tba
saloon Is a dyeing and cleaning company.
The contents of this floor were also dam
aged by water. A horse owned by the
Evans Sign Company was burned to
death.
After the Are had been extinguished
Chief Swingiey started an investigation.
On the second floor, occupied by the Ev
ans Sign Company, the floor guvo way and
the Chief fell through.
Roomers In the hotel at the corner of
Seventh and Fins were hurriedly awak
ened by the police and they mado a hur
ried exit. This was done when it was
thought the Are would communicate to
theso buildings.
Chief Swingiey estimated the damage to
the buildings at about t2,CG0.
1
HELD PICTURE TO HIS HEART.
Dying St. Louis Motorman He
fused to Hevcal Name.
RETUBUC SPECIAL. '
Waco. Tex.. Oct. 22. Harry Hay. the
St. Louis motorman who was shot Tues
day night, died this morning at I o'clock.
Yesterday morning he asked, nls attend
ants to get a picture from his grip, which
wae done. It was a pbotograpa of a.
young girl to whom he oald he was en
gaged. He did not tell her name or where
she lived. He looked at It admiringly for
some time then placed It tn his bosom,
where It remained unt'I his death.
The Grand Jury Is'sMl Investigating tho
shooting. The city is quiet to-nlgbt a
the street-car company Is optralog a,:i
of Its cars.
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