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In SI. LnnU. One Cent.
la. Inn ucnii.
ree Ccnta.
The State Will Pay the Compliment to the Finest and Fastest of the
Navy's Battleships.
The ".Missouri." the fastest battleship j
afloat, tlia prfde of the navy, is without
a testimonial from the people of this
, i
State She has had her speed trial and
Mil shortly go regularly into commission.
Tho unfortunate series of circumstances t
trill ch brought about this apparent neglect 1
is the regret of every citizen to whose at- ,
tentlon the matter has been called. i
The Republic urges the citizens of the
States to remedy the situation by quickly '
supplying a fund to be subscribed and to i
'he. devoted to the purchase of a silver I
'Almost all the finer ships of the navy ,
named after States and cities are the I
possessors of appropriate gifs from the
respective communities. They are adorn- I
ments, and aro cherished with pride by j
the officers and men. The self-esteem of
Mlssourians la Involved and should demand j
that "their" ship, the best on the seas,
which made an unparalleled speed record,
shall not lack a "home" testimonial from
the patroti: people of Missouri.
Five thousand dollars Is the minimum
sum needed, according to the estimates
of jewelers. Similar gifts to other vessels i
have cost from J3,0u0 to r.O0O. In this ,
case, if the amount were J10.000. It would
purchase a rich service. Including all the
usual pieces, handsomely finished, and
would cover all the expenses of transpor
tation and of presentation. But at least
JI.0CO Is necessary.
It will be remembered that the matter
was cgitatel about eighteen months ago.
The proposal came before tho Legislature
fr a J;'000 aPProPriaHn. A bill of the
fjfrt was Introduced, but It was not acted
upon No State money Is now available.
Fifty dollars from each county. If citi
zens in 100 out of the 111 counties re
spond, would total JS.OM. Additional
amounts subscribed la the large cities
would make the sift that much the more
elaborate and beautiful.
A little enthusiasm, plenty of State
pride and Immediate action, all of which
can be expected, will result in a demon
stration that Missouri is certainly not
asleep In this matter.
At the official speed trial. October n.
the Missouri averaged during four hours I
18.2! knots. The requirements called for j
18 knots, and tho margin was very gratl- j
fying to the naval officers who were ot
board. The best previous record by a ship '
in tne Missouri s Iron-clad class was
1T.9S knots, attained by the Maine, a sis
ter ship.
In every way the vessel exceeded re
qtitrenients. and navy officials are ex
prfeslng their complete satisfaction tilth
the boat. That the. State cf Missouri has
not come forward to acknowledge pub
licly its Interest In a vessel of the name
has occasioned no little surprise. The fol
lowing, a news dispatch from Washing
ton to the Globe, shows that tho lack of
action hat been noticed abroad, as well as
at home.
J'val officials have bten espeetlne rom . have taken various forms. The Olympla,
wort from Missouri relative to a oresenta- i which was Dewey's flagship at the battle
tleu to the shin. No addition to the navy ! of Manila Bay. has a handsome figure
burtac the name of either a State or a diy ' tj !,. i .. , . ,.,,,
has ron. .nto con,m.Mion without such BM- ! : " .f" . . L ?
ntallon. Of raur. th nt.al nftu-l.i
trould not auzKrtt that thelx was a duty I
owinc by th fa tale of Allvsouri or the vco-
pie. but the absence of any movement in tins '
direction has been noteU anj cvmrneniej uiiun.
Inaul-y dc.eiuiia the fact tbfct tatt July tn
A nuts' Guild of fat, Louis astfeu tne ueanrarnl
aa to the dimensions of a. chtp'a bell and
hethtr such a sift ou-d U aturupriau. The
detanmsnt reol.ca thai tho contractors of tn
stati had airradr supplied a UrlL there vaa j
Kint dUcussiun ty in:mters ut tha Missouri
rtilMHm, r.t . . m...i.hl. r..rhr.H tar
,... . .... ., .. . .. i
jjr':J'"l"h!D- I1, V"3 w" touai lm i
wXr. u ThiT.- s .,".,:; i
to rum i.i ccu.-iwaa vt ua on .icn. Jkn- I
ator Cockre.l adarnacd the droartincnl aam . -""r v-wniui h.t Kiicn mo mailer neamsnip Lioipnin and later went to the
time aco as to iut woind u a su.iau.o c.ti i some attention, ard his judgment Is that I navy yard on the Mohawk for an Inspec
tor the snip. The rvpiy sent to him os con-ta bronze tablet Is entirely suitable. It I tlon of tho plant.
ndtnt zJ iut it is uiucisiumI he u twd teat
the customary ciUer aiic nuuu ut up
pmpna'e &lnc ihat leitL-r uas Hntua there
has pen nothisc mthcil by ui ueiirirut.
and to far as can be .ajij3. ume luut teu
no muwment in the dim-tiun uy th iioari
in application of the Artists' Guln.
kJii tho .viun ui tiibcusniun unen the suu
Ject aa iirst raiiud. At that time 'ine
ltepub.ic auvocateu the presentation of a
iir fc?nlce. Uatiiu; the view upm the
exprcFucu t-entunenis of Misfeoun omcerk
in the navy.
A smaa minority of officers was divided
atnons a tablet upon ono of the turrets,
a tlrfvrchead or a beil. Arguments asalnn
a wlver sen'lee were advanced on the
ground that it Is useful only to the otiictra.
am then seldom, ami that its care is a
responiblllty. Officers have stated that
they did not deem the responsibility" an
objectionable burden, and that upon all
special occasions, at receptions and upon
"Rala" days on board ship, a service is
the bc adornment possible and befct
honors the ship and the donors of the plft
Practlca'ly a consensus of opinion amonc
those who knew the needs favored pre
senting the vessel with a silver service.
Howevpr. opposition having been encoun
tered, discussion became prolonged and
the matter dropped. The ship Is now com
pleted and a figurehead or tablet or bell is
not suitable.
Out of a total of tnentv-three officers
who expressed their preference In writing
fourteen favored a punch bowl and silver
service, ono a memorial tablet, six a
figurehead, one books and periodicals, and
one a bell.
The opinions of the fourteen on the point
2Te positive.
The fourteen officers who entered the
navy from Missouri and who favor a di
ver service are: Captain M. Sebree. lieu
tenant Commander John II. Shipley, Lieu
tenant Leigh C Valmer. Lieutenant S. P.
Fuilenwlnde. J.ieutenant Commander M. L.
"Wood, Captain W. C. Uanron, Commander
E. D. Taussig. Lieutenant Commander
Francis II. Sherman, Lieutenant Com
mander Simon Cook, Lieutenant Gregory
Davidson, Paymaster J. A. Mudd. L'euten
ant G. IX Salisbury and Lieutenant Thom
as A. Kearney.
Th Republic yesterday presented the
question to Mr. Goodman Kins, vice pres
ident and secretary of the Mermod & Jac
card Jewelry Company, for expert advice.
"Almwt without exception." said he,
"the citizens of every State and city after
which battleships or cruisers have been
named have presented to the ships serv
ices of silver for use during the entertain
ment of distinguished guests. It is an ab
solute necessity In tho equipment of a
RJ-class war vessel, the officers of which
are continually called upon to du enter
taining. 4
"The main objections urged against the
presentation of a service by those who
have oppised it. Li the matter of keeping
It in good condition, and that it has to be
stored away while not in use. These can
b nractica'ily eliminated by th construe-
f To the Editor of The Republic:
"I most heartily indorse the proposition to purchase a
suitable testimonial for the battleship Missouri. I think
all the people will unite in making the necessary contri
bution for the purpose. A. M. DOCKERY."
Fastest Battleship Afloat Expected to Be Commissioned in That
Month Xavy Department Has No Preference in Regard to
Stvle of Present What Some of the States Have Given to
War Vessels Bearinir Their Names.
TUP nromini
int ucoinHDuc
Naval officers from Missouri favoring
Officers favoring memorial tablt-t
Officers favoring figurehead
Officers favoring books and periodicals
Officers favoring bell
from U000
Probable cost of service.
The St. Loul Ifepubli'- subscribes
The Rroublle Bureau.
I,u st ani1 rtnniTlvan'a Ava.
"Washington. Oct 21 The new battle-
ehlp Missouri will be ready for commls'
slon In December, and. fotlonlng tho unl-
versal custom, it will be in order for the
State to present a testimonial to the ship
named in her honor.
It In taken for granted, however, that the
gift will bo In readings by the time the
Missouri Is ready for defense of American
While thre Is some gosip about the
expected present from the State. It may
be said that the Nax-y Department has
no preference for any particular form of
The States have used their own discre
tion In selecting these presents, and they
-. uiuoi '", ra --il.ci uii
ructor of the Ka-y.
favors that form I
Of memorial.
Then, again, Massachusetts cave & sfl-
ver punch bowl, together with a bronze
eafile. ami sorae of the oiUcera think that
a punch bowl Is a very con-enlent testi-
i , rt,. . .. ,
"""' ""'era sugBt a smer senice. or
- oeI1 or bronie tablet, to be placed on
the forward turret, between the larse
guns; or a bronze eagle, to be mounted In
Ilk Jl . '
11Jvt luaiuiu. vr unmet .i. i
Thre " no agreement arnonc naval of- I
manner, or a dinner FCt.
? ,n . rtlcuiar tom- somfjn; :
' . '" . . ".'1 """ ." .. ""
tlon or a handsome, very heavy plate
glass cabinet, in which the pieces can bo
attractively grouped, and can remain In
constant view.
"The cabinet can be made of heavy
glass and strongly framed. The pieces
can be fitted into compartments, so that
they need never be stored away, but
when not in use can remain In their posi
tions. Fastenings would hold each y'cc
securely In place. The case should be per
fectly air-tight and couid be locked so
that all the pieces could be prevented
from being stolen.
"Presentations bave been made to the
Maine. Detroit, Montgomery. Cincinnati,
Minneapolis. Brooklyn, Nashville, Iowa.
Halelgh. Oregon. Massachusetts, 'Wil
mington. New Orleans, Kentucky, Olym
pla. Indiana. Marietta. Wisconsin, Illinois,
New York and several others."
Pieces suggested to compose the set
are as follows: One centerpiece for flow
ers, four small side pieces for flowers,
two massive candelabra, four small can
delabra, two punch bowls, two punch
ladles, twenty-tour punch cups, one lov
ing cup. one soup tureen, with stand,
meet platter and cover; game platter and
cover, two entree dishes, two double ves
etable dishes, one fish dish, salad bowl,
four large comportes, two butter dishes,
gravy bost and sauce boat, two salvers,
two cake dishes, six bonbon dishes, six
pepper boxes, six salt cellars, six salt
spoons, cne large coffee vot. one large
tea pot. one large sugar bowl, one cream
pitcher, tea kettle and stand, salver and
waiter, four serving waiters and two large
water pitchers. A silver writing desk
service for the officer commanding has
been suggested In addition.
Itnmored In London That He Will ne
Appointed na British Ambassador
to tbe United States.
London. Oct- H. The Exchange Tele
graph Company, says Sir Henry Mortimer
Durand. the British Ambassador at Ma
drid, will probably succeed the late Sir
Michael Herbert as Ambassador of Great
Britain to the United States.
Nothing definite Is yet obtainable here in
connection with the appointment of a suc
cessor to Sir Michael Herbert. At the For
eign Office this evening a representative
Of tbe Associated Press was Informed that
King Edward has not yet approved of
any one to fill the vacant post, and that,
therefore, any announcement is prema
The best Information obtainable here.
however, pclnts to the ultimate selection
of Sir Henry Durand.
novinixoit nocKnnv.
r - rnmi nr- oir-x
runm ur uin.
punch bowls and service 11
to J10.0C0.
rouIJ be mounted on the turret in such
manner an to form a fixture of the ship
and would bear an inscription appropri
ate to the ship and the State as well. The
Viator, however, thinks
that a silver
appropriate tf
service would be equally
that form Is chosen.
Following the general custom, the gift
should be ready when the ship goes Into
j commission. The presentation ceremonies
could not well be had afterwards, as the
? R W " nCe bC 0Ttnd l
Newport News. Va., OcL 3.-The battle.
ship Missouri, which had her offlclal Ul
Wednesday and exceeded her cont
. so ,,.i....- . .v . "
ri4 requirements In the face of a heavy
sto.-m, returned to the shipyard this morn- I
1p? at o clock after a auick Dassace
down the coast She averaged on the home
run over fifteen knots an hour under
natural draft. The Missouri went right
on the trial course immediately after her
long cruis up the coast and direct back
....uc .., .,. ,,.. ,or o.croauuniT or
"X ....
ueperai aupenmenaent rest stated to-
day the shipyard officials are more
man aaiuuiru wim ine Datuesnin be.
t-.j . . ....
iiaiur in extremely auverse conattlons for
a speod trial.
j? ? 'he . mved at
"u ' " ?? " W united BtaUs
For St. Lnals and VIclnlty-Fnlr to
day! rlalntr temperature; variable
irlnds, becoming southerly.
1. Fund for Testimonial to the Battleship
5. Five Persons Hurt in Auto Accident
Roberts Talks to Grand Jury.
Folk Announces Candidacy To-Day.
2. Japan's New Way of Entertaining.
Ready to Dedicate Fraternal Building.
Increase of Divorce Deo'orerf ,
t. The Republic Form Chart.
Flintlock Ran to Republic's Orders.
C. Two Games for Local Gridiron To-Dsy.
United States Marshal Kills Fugitive. "
River News,
C. Editorial.
St, Louisans in New Tork and Chicago.
". Bill for Elevated and Subway System.
City Council Pays Tribute.
S. Bride of a Day Seeks Divorce.
Blees-Moore Company Buys Alee
Seven Divorce Suits Filed.
Football Death Accidental.
Street Car Injures Farmers.
1. Passenger Agents Planning for the
Barnes Acquitted on First Ballot.
Failure to Marry Results In Fight.
S. About Books and Writers.
Dun's and Bradstreet's Weekly Trade
!. Religious Nesrs and Announcements.
4. The Republic "Want" Aqs. "
Birth. Marriage and Death Records.
New Corporations.
C. Rooms for Rent Ads.
7. Transit Alone Is Active.
Copper Absorbs Wall Street's Atten
tion 5. New Indictments Against Dennis.
Happenings in East Side Cities.
The Weekly Sunday-School Lesson.
Shutdown of Amalgamated
Company's Properties Fol
lows Adverse Decision in
Healy Mine Case.
Butte Tradesmen Besiege Justice
Courts in Efforts to Attach
Wages of Miners.
Charge That Suspension of Work
Was Done in Order to Control
Stock Manipulation Brings
Forth Vigorous Denial.
Butte. Mont.. Oct. 2. By the general
shutdown of the Amalgamated Copper
Company properties last night, from 11.000
to 15,0 men are directly thrown out of
employment, and others will be indirectly
affected within a week, -o that the grand
total will reach M.OOO men.
The Great Northern will lay off a large
portion of freight crews, heretofore haul-
m- nr. from n,, . .h. n .
ore from Butte to the Boston and
Montana smelter at Great Talis. The
Butte. Anaconda and Pacific Italia ay nill
lav off fr.ht .... I..t J--4U, Tlf.- .!
In addition to thee, numerous other
enterprises, large and small, which relied '
upon the Amalgamated as, their chief cus
tomer, will be obliged to curtail. In Mon
tana alone approximately 31.CCO.000 a week
is cut off the payrolls. I
Butte streets are filled to-day with the
- ,,, ,,,. ,nrown out Jast nieht. Hoard-
lns.hoUM VMpora anJ storekeeprs. whom
I " ""sieged X Justice
Constables cannot serve the papers fast
enough, and tho Justice clerks are work
ing overtime filling1 them cut.
. iiraNzsra ; accusations.
! ,A- T "Z " , ?" MBil? 9"
?S"ray, ?"? n
emcntB,rinB hLs side of the shutdown.
iie jiid t wn, a move on the part of
; .,.. rMt ,.,., (!lmt,Ber ,cm .
j II. Rosers. president of the Amalgamated
Copper Company) to control stock manip
ulation, and was not directly caused by
the Injunction issued yesterday by Judge
Clancy in the famous Minnie Healy mine
cas lie also said that Judee Clancy's I not uc injured jn my commercial rcia
decislon yesterday was in line with the i tfons while the case Is mixed unIn the
xem Securities decision.
President William Scallon of the Ana-
., r-., i-om..- . r .s, ..t
; RRrnated properties, this afternoon made
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ser.lons that tho provisions ot Judge
Clancy's decision are "very near Identical'
with those of the order Issued by the Cir
cuit Court of Appeals in the merger case
Indicates either gross ignorance on Mr.
Helnze's part, or a. desire to pervert the
"In the Northern Securities caio the or-
! der directed tbe retransfer ot the stock
t to Its original owners and recognized the
property rights of the Northern Securities
Company. Judge Clancy s decision, on
the contrary, so far as It goes, declares
that the adverse party has no rights what
ever, prohibits any transfers and simply
proposes to wipe out the rights."
J Continuing. Mr. Scallon said that there
I was no truth in the statement that Mr.
I Rogers, president of the Amalgamated
I Company, ordered the shut-down to af
; feet the stock market.
Transit Compnny Tins Increased
Service on Other Lines While
Reconstructing Tracks.
The St, Louis Transit Company began
the work of laying the second rail on
Its Olive street line from Fourteenth
street to Boyle avenue early this morn
L- ,., - ....a -fc-imr th frar-l
fle after that hour and the abandonment , nppllcat on before the Department of For
of the "owl" cars. A Urge force of men I delations for Instructions. It Is not
set to work at the Fourteenth street end , wnudewd P"?" r; that the
of the line and began working wesL Lay- !',iat will be Inclined to let him out
?g the second rail necl.ated taking out f1"" V L''
the old "yokes" and old rails. Yet the pipped his bond in St, Louis,
work had to be done In such a manner ""' h!SlB hW"',L "" be ,M U"1"
that the tracks could be connected for ""? ."", h" j" ram?tA ln
.-- Mffi J the District Court which is presided over
The owl service on tne t-acieue was
practically trebled car, running every ,
twenty minute The cars .running on
Washington avenue were also Increased.
nnd the service on Market and Chouteau
llpes doubled.
At the Transit Company offices, yester-
day it km said that th, schedule was f
only experlmentsL W belleve. said the jjttJe fo u pred M to the ,cl,on
superintendent, "that It will prove satis- t the Government. It Is generally con
tlsfactory. We want to give the best serv- I ceded that the Mexican Republic will de
lee possible to 'fce Olive street patrons, liver the prisoner on the promise of rec
and If this Is not a sufficient Increase we j Iprocity. Carroll, however. Is still hope
will male such additions as the traffic : ful that tho fugitive may be extricated
seems to dtmaad." j from his awkward position.
Transit officials were unable to say ex- KRATZ CAl'SED
actly bow long tbe disarrangement of 0 THOLI1LE.
traffic would continue, but hoped that the Kratz was standing in front of the Inter
work could bs completed within two i national Bank when h!s arrest was made,
weeks. I Ho was talking to a friend when Inspec-
Declares That Prosecution of the Case Has
Become Political Persecution Will
Ask Mexican Government for
Protection for Sake of His
Extensive Proper ty
;ualsluj.irs, .Iekt. Oct. As a
special favor. The Itvtiublfc corresixjn
tloat was jierniltteil to see Charles
Kratz to-day at imkid. Tor the first
time sluec- ho has leon under arrest
either on this occasion or when he was
ttrat iuinrlooned a year ago, Kratz con
sented to talk.
When I saw liim to-dny he was In a
state of Indication, winch was chiefly
directed apalnst Covernor Doctery
and Circuit Attorney Folk. lie a:s
expressed his belief tliat the American
Government had proceeded without its
"I consider that this thins 1ms been
carried alwut far enough." said Kratz.
The prosecution of this case agaltibt
i "le uas Ii ucjunti me realm or
. Prosecution of court in law ami Is now
, nothluR more nor los than an out-
""" ""--- ' 1i inraxuuou,
PusUwl tor ntrlhenrjp the ambitions of
' a prospective candidate for Governor."
i "Xo whom do vou rcferT' I a,ked. t
i "I mean Mr. Tolk." said Kratz. lie
! "l and K,y fr'l'nJs ''pro n Guadala-
I jam reel that the American Govern
ment had no rfclit to demand mv ex-
tradition. We feel especially aggrieved
to ilud that Governor Dockerj- has
taken this step.-
"Do you expect that you tvlll be
taken back to the States?"
"Xo," said Kratz. emphatically. "I
don't want it to be Inferred that I am
la the least bit trorrled about the out
come of this persecution, for I am con-
! fideut that I will never be extradited.
"You can ay for me that I wUl fight
the case to the bitter end. If the State
of Missouri Is bent on making expense
tor me, l will sec to it that it has a
pretty penny of Its own to pay.
"My attorney. Seuor Cnstellnnos, at
once will ask the Government to grant
me protection for the sake of my ex
tensive business Interests here. I am
confident that with due justice I shall
legal formalities that my lawyer will
"This ca.e of mine Is more than a
year old and in that time a lot of
i things lave come up that would clear
i :? "uh w hnt a crowd of pm-
, leal intriguers.
This afternoon a: the solicitation of
Charles Carroll ami other business as-
1 eoeiates of Kratz, Governor Ahumada
ordered that Kratz be not taken to the
Penitentiary. He said that, In con
sideration of the formal petition pre
sented to him, be would allow Kratz
for the present to remain in prison In
one of the oflicefi of the Inspector of
Police, where his family will be al
lowed to gee him.
Senor Castellanos, his attorney, went
to the City of Mexico last night on be
half of his client. He is contldcnt that
he will tc nlIe to secure Kratz's re
lease, or, at least, set him out on
Guadalajara. Mexico. Oct. 3. The
friends ot Charles Kratz. the fugitive St.
Iuis boodier. assert that ho Is prepared
to fight the cfTorts of the United States
authorities to extradite him, but persons
on tho Inside now assert It as a foregone
conclusion that he must go bnex to tho
scene of his mistfkeds. .
KraU's application for a cash bond has
been flatly refused by the court, but on
I Insistence of the fugitive's friends the
JuRe of " consented to lay the
rslease him
-r r
... ,, . . . ., "n."
the court will report his findings to the
Minister of Foielgn Relations, who will
order the prisoner turned over to tho Unl-
I 11 Clal.. .hiL.U.1.. , , . m.,-
Bv those "."ffS "a SfEV?KIS
tor General Jose Gutierrez apnroached.
The police official told Kratz he regretted
exceedingly to be obliged to place him
under arrest, but It was his duty, and he
was compelled to perform it. however dis
tasteful it was. He showed Kratz the
commission and the telegraphic order
from tho Department of Foreign Rela
tions to Governor Ahumada, commanding
tiie apprehension.
"Don't let It worry you in the lesit"
said Kratz. "I do not expect friendship
to stand In the way of ycur performance
of duty. While I am surprised that the
Government should have taken up the
matter with the United States, I am not
afraid to go with you.
Before you locli me up I Insist that we
have a drink or two together."
To this the Inspector readily agreed on
account of Its being a hot day. There
upon the officer and his prisoner sat out
In front of the hotel on the veranda and
drank-to each other's health and to the
confusion of the enemies of both.
Mrs. Kratz announces her Intention of
sticking close to her husband whether he
remains here or is taken back to the
gtate& She ,s que a ,ocla, ravorit(.t hav
j ,- won many friends during her stay.
I kiutz cacciit
It is understood that Kratz lost heavily
In tho failure of the International Bank,
which occurred Saturday. Ha had several
thousand dollars on deposit in the Guada
lajara branch.
Kratz knew that the police were after
him. having been notified by hia friends
las: week that a requisition had been re
ceived for him. He also knew that his
residence had been shadowed by detectives
for a week.
When the danger of extradition seemed
probable Kratz solicited the good offices of
Joseph Schnalder. a brewer, formerly of
St. Louis, and Charles Carroll. These two
friends are now working night and day
for him. They have employed two of the
shrewdest attorneys in the country, and
not a stone will be left unturned to thwart
the ends of the United States authorities.
It Is thought that tbe legal formalities
ntll consume & least a week or ten days
before any action will be taken.
Knits has done his best to make him
self popular here, and to a certain extent
ho has been successful. He has bought an
extensive fruit ranch, and with Carroll Is
largely Interested In several mines which
arn said in 1m Yielding a larre nraflt.
srnciAL to Tim republic nr cable
Mexico City. Mexico, Oct, 23. The Mex
ican Government is awaiting the presen
tation of the proper papers from the
American Embassy for the extradition of
Charles Kratz. the former St, Louis Coun
cilman, who is under Indictment on the
charge of bribery.
Thirty-five days might be occupied in
this proceeding, but It Is understood that
Ambassador Pcwell Clayton lias every
thing ready to submit to the department
at once. In turn the evidence and request
will be transmitted to thi Judgo ot the
District Court at Guadalajara.
Kratz cannot be admitted to ball except
on thn rnntnt nf fhn rfpnarl m.nt. nnii tf
Is doubtful if ball could be arranged in
any event before the first hearing In court,
Senor Antonio Ramos Pedrueza. acting
legal counsel for the department having
the case In hand, says that the law net-
"r Prohibits nor stipulates receiving
oorui in extraaition cases, leaving the chief
executive to his own Judgment. Senor
Pedrueza said that, personally, he Is of
the opinion that Kratz should not ho al
lowed to go cut on ball, since he lias
Jumped his bond In St. Louis.
The RfBubllc Bureau.
Hth St. and Pennsylvania At.
Washington. Oct. SL The officials of the
State Department maintain strict silence I
ln regard to the Kratz .case, but The Re-
mitilli. Itnrr.nnn.nl Imarna ttt Iia H.
public correspondent learns that the de
partment to-day telegraphed Circuit At
torney Folk to forward at once to Wash
ington certain papers bearing upon the
charges against Kratz. together with a
formal request for extradition from Gov
ernor Dockery. When received these doc
uments will be sent to Ambassador Clay
ton at Mexico City.
The department Is advised that Kratz
has been arrested by the Mexican Govern
ment. The officials have declined to ex
plain the details, but It can be said that a
telegram was received from Ambassador
Clayton as early as October M. stating
that the arrest bad been made.
Kratz will bo held ln custody thirty
days In order to allow the usual time for
receipt of all the papers bearing npon the
It appears that the actual demand of the
Washington Government for extradition
Is not made until the papers from Mis
souri have been received by the State De
partment. The Circuit Attorney, there
fore, has been Instructed to have them
forwarded from Jefferson City to the
State Department and cot sent directly to
Mexico, as It is feared they might not be
recognized as official unless forwarded
through diplomatic channels.
It Is Impossible to get any positive ex
pressions from tie department as to the
outcome of tht case, but It may be said
that the Washington officials now look
for the return of KraU In due time. They
have been examining authorities and prec
edents andarepreparedtolnslst upon ex-
Contloned oa Page Two.
Assistant Chief of Detectives; who prob
ably will go to Mexico after Charles
Kratz. In company with Deputy Sheriff
Lloyd's Trebles Its Insurance
Rates on British Vessels
Bound to the Far
Outcome Depends Much on the
Influence Which Admiral
Alen'eff May Be Able to
Wield at St Peters
London. Oct. H (Coprlght. 1301) "War
Is Inevitable " was the' report received to
day by a large British shipping firm from
their agent at Yokohama, and most ot tha
dispatches from the far East that have
reached London are of an equally pessi
mistic nature.
From Paris and Berlin, on the other
hand, c-ime expressions of confidence that
peace wUl be maintained.
The Vienna correspondent of the Dally
TeltgTaph says It Is known there that
Russia absolutely refuses to yield one Jot
and that at the Japanese Legation, where
hitherto a confidently peaceful view has
been taken, the possibility cf war is con
sidered nearer.
"All appears," adds this correspondent,
"to bans oa a single thread. The de
cision docs not rest with SL Petersburg,
but lies ln the hands of the Russian Vice
roy In tho far East, wherein Is the dan
ger that war might be proclaimed in a
Prompt official contradiction was given
of a Honolulu report cabled here by
Reuter's agency that war has broken out.
tut British consuls were for the time ad
versely a (Tec ted and Japanese stocks were
offered down. From Inquiries made In
many quarters it is evident that London
considers the situation beyond question
very serious, and the anxiety Is deepen
ing. Lloyd's underwlrters to-day put up the
Insurance rates to nearly treble what they
were on Thursday. The general rate on
British vessels for a voyage out to lar
Eastern waters on Thursday was Is
per cent.
This afternoon one
of the most lnflu-
j ential English owners of Eastern tonnage
f n..t. ..... a. hotter nUOtation than
rould not cai a better quotation man
ICs per cent for a fleet, with a warranty of
no blockade running and no carrying of
munitions of war to belligerents.
While underwriters had written O.000
lines on Thursday, they would not take
more than 100 Hncs to-day.
The rate for Japanese and Russian ves
sels likewise advanced from 7s 6d per cent
to 20s and more. A good deal of specu
latlve business was also done, underwrit
ers charging 30 and even 40 guineas on
policies against a declaration of war only
In the next three months.
Ptkln. Oct. 3. Althoush the rumor that
Russia has ordered the Japanese workmen
at Port Arthur to evacuate has been rid
iculed here, reports received from that
place confirm the statement and say that
all preparaUons have been made for the
dispatch of a special trsln.
Admiral Alexleff. tha Russian Viceroy
of the far East, has arranged to go to St.
Petersburg for the purpose of opposing
all of tho concessions demanded by Japan
ln the pending negotiations.
While there is no signal tension, it Is
the generally accepted belief that war is
unavoidable. Private advices from high
sources In Japan, which have Just been
received, state that all tbe army and
navy war preparations of Japan have been
finished. The occupation of Ma.San-Fbo,
Korea, has been accomplished, nominally
by the presence ot ono or mors warships.
The practical occupation, which Is ex
pected to precipitate a naval conttst for
I the control ot the seas, welch Is deemed
of the first Importance, has been planstd
for the winter. . .

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