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MERCK IIARROK I;LAZE. pro lose Tusin lives. fIIARBOK lILAZE. 0 LOSE "' LIVES. "ffcrc on is '.. -.'■■.; steamers— Four Fircmt n Arc Overcome. fix* ' '■ ■■■' mints tor the ; . . " ' Bush Terminal 1 -rooklyn, nd In ;<^» than a :: .• •' I .■ . already done was ttliWiit ■ >-•"' ;.'; .' '>. i: additiOQ to pan y ■ rc«*. « r < tourers belonging ' ; "' ' ship Company ir.d : ■a-, bemp «nd '.::■ rs were the ■ •■ . ■ '<■ •■ ; '..;..i and Ciutlad thousand bales cf !ion.j\ fg'wtl erehandise stored on Ikt pi?! • "troyc L ■ Tfc^ two i ■ ; • .-..- I w.-r ■ Patrolman Caibii ■ man >f the crew .if the A* : . ■ t his life, it is thought. ::,... v : ;'- hawsers of the Ari ior:: • ' tnii :. '••• owed ■.' into the ■■ > ■ . b a".', y at a hawser iJtt ■ '•• ■■ -•• '•■ ■■■•! •■ tpinc to the pterj which iita • • p*d In Rames by thai time. I ■ They fuiii : ■ jjh ■ • ..'.■•, o h: rbor de ..- .■ ton r i hey at once Honed ''"■'' Bleani rs were iao?t of then !'. • ■• ond, third and ilarms <•>:•• turned In In quick succes i ■ ■ ■ .• -; ■ flfog and taking < barge Or. ■ - • ■••• ' ■ -'■■' r Frank galelson and < it They were ■nkened when t • lighter began to born, and -..:; through tin smoke and • . ■ overboard. Sev •\ .-r. saved by neat ly loal ins c.\ I i •.: hed up by natch men on THIEF (:A(;s SICK WOMAN. Drag* Her from Hid and Leaves II tr on Floor Unconscious. "V)r -'■'■- r v '.. • > are aroused over ■ sjjj | • . •'•'■ I iry In which a sick ffyp . ... •■ ictira 11 Is regarded as one rf ibemosi ■ ■- ; : years. jv, o ,_ ■ ■ : ■■(•■; in Ihe me of •Co. 18 21 • >>;'- pros in b°d Basse, when I f-t| as opened tat isao entfi ni rasiy. Mrs. Wall b*- Psesfl H was bei bun a ■ ' '' did b*a turn to kjsakts Wto. Th« bltmdei stole to tl-.*-t 1 -.*-- Ide of i!> be 4 tt.i^ a towel In h:p hand Gcasptng the t\<\. ntnaa, he placed (be towel over her face zz<i boyr.i ;t, UrlBS it la lUCb a manner «• to elttcttnly gag his victim and prevent her from ffee/n^. Th.:* done he Sragced Mrs w.-.-i mn of the Hi and, throwing her or. the floor, hound her BSH with ■ top-. Sirs. Wall struggled, but iSm ■■ - la :■, aneak rsoi dltkm, .m.i was powerless f-r Then lh. thief thes into strips and tied Feet an I limi i at Ma »ii tim. The saforta ■ lim, i-irk. exhausted, frigntened I ■ ' txsness, ll and found ■ | -". lie Qtei > 0 ; k- :., . ' '■ - \v..,' j. mail ed Insen i for a long tira she revived was ■ . out ry. .\fu-r two I r her | •■•■•! •';•■ at la ■'■■'. 11. Di i oil, a tenant livinc in "■• • • bouse, a tier found her. About I ' • ■■!:■:■ '1 home, and on I t had told the police. HEINZE SOLD OUT. i United Copper ( Buttc Mints. 2 i 808. in «> ■ . . ts months unong th«* .;.<r," "rua- ■ ■ :i in noine ■ •: the ■ • n i r the i rs, - pora . .MHM. CX. SETS ?£AIK AFIRE. Ran :. /,<.: i & ineer Fatally Burned I . . .; .. ..-,■. .i I-. ji:::.™t'iii i . | <.;1 R'agOfl ' ' a:..; in .1 ::, meat the ' ■ . . j (orward . . i the Bamee hrto rf On ::.;:■ ,:.■::'! :i the r: - ■ . ...;■ .: •::. :>> a I l'^i> ' "'■ ■ ■ ' : - ■ [dent. . :.. -.:.•• ljurni:.g . ... but none *jj •■ •: th.- crew. >:et l/rigade «»C v ' . y .:■ rk ■xU!:f: 111 Sd . m&% crmmaXt d la M« «4b '■'■ ■ I* Boor Irfjirt" Uw [,"■ ' burned. bo| had ahfßl . . i the t-rak'^ before be '!.'•. driver <<f the /,il w.sgoii !>u! «il^ imlnjunsd. ■ FOUND! ,*•' '-!•■> "■! ).• in. ;•, r..<> >:■<■<:. Lrlumpb of 1..- far::'. us CRYSTAL DOMINO •.>,■■ ir,.y<-. ••o-.vt Hi* !><■>■, economy. ■;. .. coffe*. I lb. ««a]vd boxes ■ uio<.t.» <. • i yv, ..tre.— Advi. To-day fair; ivirmrr Interior, i "-morrow, fair; warmer, variable %vlndn. SCENE IN THE ALDERMANIC CHAMBER WHEN MAYOR M'CLELLAN PRONOUNCED THE SUBWAY OPEN. BIRTH OF SUBWAY CRUSH Scenes of Frenzied Pushing at Usth-*t. Terminal. Indescribable scenes) 'if crowding and con fusion, never before .' paralleled In t'.iis city, marked the throwing open of the subway to the general public list night. The old <"> o'clock Brooklyn Bridge car crush paled into Insig nificance when contrasted with the deadly, nif focatlng, rib smashing subway rush, which be gan at 7 o'clock lust night. M^n fought, kicked .'u:d pommelled one an other In their mad desire to reach the subway ticket ((rn' 1"^1 "^ or to ride on the trains. Women were dragged it. either screaming in hysterics or in a swooning condition; gray haired in«»n pleaded for mercy; boys were knocked down, and only escaped by a miracle \<(-\wp, trampled under foot The presence of the police alt'. I:.'1 :.' averted \Oni would undoubtedly nave been panic aft^r panic, wiih wholesale loss of life. Hardly had the passengers on the first ex press train reached the < >ne-hundred-and-forty flfth-et. terminal." climbed the stairway and crossed the road to return by the downtown en franc. whejj one of the worst crushes of th? entire evening t^gan. Two thousand people, composed of Washington Heights residents, who wlFhed to go downtown, and thow who had rid'ien uptown and wished to return, then surged a: 1 swarmed madly at the downtown entrance. frantk to descend. For a time the handful of police wa« powerless to cop^ \uth th>- frenzied crowd. PENCE LAin LOW BY CROWD. The fence rarrounding the Hebrew Sheltering Guardian Society's House of Reception went down with ;t ciash before the resistless on tlaught. 'me policeman's coat was ripped apart !•■ the crowd. "which, surging, pushing this way end in several circles, literally •'rushed" the ticket chopper and reached the platform with out paying a faro. In and again iii«=n fought for places at the ticket window ai >wn a dollar bill <<ut wai;ii.e tor the change, thankful enough to with a 5-cent ticket and no broken bonea. Now, a pnir of lonely women would bespeak t ) K . aid ' appearing 1 man. Button- Ing his coat and ramming his hat down h r Galahad would hurl himself ong into the maelstrom of humanity, and re-emerge after many minutes dusty, oollarlesa, and Dre:ith:i!i? hard. l>m with the two precious tickets saf< ly in his lian.l. c;,, 1. | Che ntrairi tell on the police that a Tribune reporter saw one bluecoat sud denly lose all patience, and, closing his fist, lun^re from the shoulder at the chest of a par ticularly persistent would-be pasaenger, knock ing bin', to the ground. For a moment it looked Mk- s Bghl between the policeman and the passenger, with a possible wholesale panic as the Happily, however, the passenger was ji'.t hurt by bifl fail, and managed t<» k'-tp his RESERVES STOP MAD BTAMPBDE. Fur fully hnlf ,m hour with revolving and Hying wedge formations, charges and counter . lin-tr-s; and ranc ruches. the mad stampede ued, the crowd Increasing every moment h Incoming trains disgorged their hunjan Ued and arrived In the lig crowd was slowly some semblance of Between 7 and 9 o'clock the Times Square end Grand Central stations, Ntnety-eeventli-st., Beventy-si i ond-sU Fourteenth-st,, Brooklyn Bridge an.i City Hall loop, all saw duplications of these scenes In greater or less degree. Although each train has a seating capacity of about tiny-si*, the reporter counted in train ' rter train more than Bfty hanging to the simps or standing In the middle, tossed this way and it 'or ih-' r> -«='-lu*:< "■!!!» forbidding standing on ,^,' nlatforma thej were thrown to the winds. every platform being jammed wiOi at least <u..;'v.' •■• -sons. Merely to enter or leave a car except ai one of the terminala waj work for a fill crown man. , i ... io it fan bard last night with elderly men .' . r«nen especially those bo had unwisely nrStgnTS^r bnildren and even their babies with them. m INSANE SERGEANT CAUSES TEREOR Holds Up Many Persons in Portland, Me. Arrested by a Squad. (BY TELEOnAI'H r-> THK TKIBI'XE ] Portland Me.. Oct. n.-Sergeant M. -' Whitty. *J "iri^.v Coasl artillery, r. B. A., stationed at ' , "i -Klii'.-- Grea! Diamond IstaoO. Portland !Vw.or went suddenly InaaiM while to the city : ..,'c..,! terror U> the people ***»■ the water- ; !li ,'Vr'i- eaH» boo- this naming. Armed with Til army revolver he Held up every one he met. Aoinc aboard the CttJ Art tut; be made the crew „. their bands, and ibefl productai two "'":'■ '!„■ H.COO and the oiner for 11.000. i... ' ''.'jC uV.ui-l buy the boat. Finely he got a hack another i i m Ur..- At Il:'.'I I :'.'" 1 thro i'ih the bSSm« ; iii.i of uw at full * ■' -f' l r ° ,'"" afurwiiil iirrested by a .qua.] town. He # *« a rUeivc-d in Cuban Mr !K ffi^l-ffI^tWSSS Whltiy U from Richmond. Va. NEW- YORK. FRIDAY. OCTOBER 28. 1904. -FOURTEEN PAGES- ., Th.^TiSU* SUBWAY TRAVELOG WITH RUSH LOCAL AND EXPRESS TRAINS CARRY 125,000 IN SIX HOURS— THE MAYOR AS MOTOR MAN. if stem. Taxed to Capacity When First Thrown Open to the Public, Operated Without a Hitch. SCHEDULE FOR THE SUBWAY TRAINS. XX PRESS. I LOCAL .'SO a. m. to 7:00a. m Every 5 minutes 1 Midnight to 500a.m Every 1O minutes 7:00 a. m. to MhOOa. in Every 4 minutes ! f»:OOa.m.to ti:<)Oa. m Every 4 minutes 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p. m Every 10 minutes : 6:00 a. in. to ; :;op.m Every 3 minutes 2:00n.m. to 4.-00 p. m Every 6 minutes I S-3O p. m. to 1 1 :(N> p. m Every 4 minutes 4:00 p.m. to 7 KM) p.m. Every 4 minutes 11:00 p. m. to midnight Every t.5 minutes • 7 <*• p. m. to 10:00 p. m Every 5 minutes j 10:00 p. m. to ll:O0p. m Every 10 minutes | A FEW STATISTICS OF THE UNDERGROUND ROAD. Ground broken for the subway by Mayor Van Wyck, February 25, 1900. Free passengers carried from 2:30 to ft p. m. yesterday 27.000 Tickets sold and used from 7 p. m. to 1 a. m 125,000 KERNELS OF THE SPEECHES AT SUBWAY OPENING. No man, however able; no combination, however resourceful, could have accomplished this undertaking unless sturdily backed and unfalteringly supported by this sre-at municipality. (CHARLES V, FORXES. But the_^r<Mtest honor and the greatest glory are due to the spirit of the people themselves, without which this work would never have been undertaken, and without which it could never have been brought to a successful conclusion. — (GEORGE B. MCLELLAX. I have the honor and very great pleasure to report that the Rapid Transit Railroad Is completed for operation from the City Hall station to the station at One-hundred-and-forty fifth-st., on the West Side line. .William BARCLAY PARSONS. As long as this subway is made to render service to the people of New- York, the Chamber of Commerce, Abram S. Hewitt. John B. McDonald. August Belmont and William Barclay Parsons should be held In lemembrance as household words. — (ALEXANDER E. (.RR That the great work has been successful beyond the fondest anticipations of Its early ad vocates Is cause for universal rejoicing, but in the midst of that rejoicing let us not forget the men who have fought the battle and won the victory. — (JOHN H. STARIN To the citizens of New-York, the men who have borne almost without complaint the in convenience which the construction of the subway has necessitated, all praise is dc« I scarcely believe that their patience and forbearance have been or will bo equalled elsewhere, but I trust that the result will amply repay you all. —(JOHN R M'DONALD It is my judgment that the claim la not extravagant that th.> plan for and the execution of this work have set an example, which can fitly serve as an object lesson and a standard for similar quasi-municipal projects. — (AL'OUST BELMONT OPENING CEREMONIES— THE CITY HALL SPEECHES. The subway frorr. the City Hall to One-hun .lr ,-.|-:ind-forty-fifth-st. anl Broadway, is in operation. That It Is to be Immensely popular was shown by the rueh of people to use it when it was opened to the publi<: last evening. That Its express trains are *o furnish real rapid transit will be eeen from the running time of those trains from the Brooklyn Bridge: Stations. Minutes. . Stations. Minutes. Fourteenth-st 4 Ninety-sixth-«t 15 Forty-aecond-st 8116th-«t ™ Seventy-second-et. . 12145th-st 25 Mayor McClellan ofßctally declared the subway open at 2:L'4 p. m. yesterday at the meeting: in the aldermen's chamber. Ten minutes 'ater he started the first special train at the City Hall stalion. Length of the speeches at the cere mony had caused the Mayor to be half an hour late. The special trains, carrying about thirty seven thousand persona free, continued t<> run until after «', p. m. The paying public began to use the road at 7 p. m. Long before the hour crt for the beginning of the ceremony In the City Hall thousands of peo ple gathered about City H-Ul Park, apparently eager to get a close view of the persons who were to take prominent parts in the ceremony. They were held at a distance by a strong fore* of police under command of Inspector Brooks. The entire plaza In front of the building was kept clear. PEOPLE AT THE CEREMONY. The interior of the City Hall, like the exterior, was say with nags. There was a wealth of bunting in the aldermen's chamber, where th« ceremony began at 1 o'clock. The chamber was filled to its capacity with men. only a few women finding seats In the balcony. Many seats In the chamber were occupied by aldermen, Heads of departments ar.d other city officials Mnong the holder* of special invita tlons present were H. H. Vreelaml. General Louis Fitzgerald, Cornelius Vanderbilt. Henry Clews Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler. Perry Bel mont. Chancellor MacCracken. Jacob 11. Bchlff. 'If ed P C inkling, J. Edward Simmons, John Fox W H. BfeAdob and General Howard Car roil' Borne of the aldermen present heard with amazement thai "Big Tim" Sullivan had tried to get in and had been turned back. Many of them however, did not take much Interest in the simple ceremony, since their request for an appropriation of $50,000 for the celebration had been dented- PROCESSION TO THE CHAMBER. Promptly at 1 o'clock Mayor McClellan led a procession into the chamber and to reserved seats ear the presiding officer's seat. He walked with Archbishop Farley, and following them came President Forties of the Board ot Aldermen, with Coadjutor Bishop Greer; Presi dent ( »rr of the Rapid Transit Commission, with Father Lavelle, of St. Patrick's Cathedral; John H. Siarln, with ex-Mayor Van Wyck; Morris K. Jesuy. with Woodbury Langdon; John Claflin. with Charles Stewart Smith; William Barcla^ Parsons, chief engineer of the Rapid Transit Commission, and August Belmont, with John B. McDonald. These were followed by several of the officials of the Interborough Rapid Transit Company, led by Vice-President E. P. Bryan. Edward M. Bhepard, formerly counsel of the Rapid Transit Commission, entered with A. B BoHrdman. It was remarked with some sur prise that ex-Mayor Low. who was one of the original members of the Rapid Transit Commis sion, was not present. PRESIDENT FORNES SPEAKS. President Femes rapped for order and made a brief address, saying in part; c«£% h^V-^^ of that purpose; to turn aside fVoin a^oaU*!!. of our everyday life and accord a Jutt^lhu^f to the energy and ability of those of our citizens tngly supported by this great municipality It is fitting and proper, my fellow citiiens. that upon this occasion a prayer of thanksgiving should ,„„„ to the throne of Almighty God "and a sup Hca lon for His continued guidances. • ul ™ Responding to the request of President Fciiim Coadjutor Bishop Greer offered prayer, and then Mr. Fornes yielded th" chair to Mayor Mc- Clellan. who made a short speech, which called forth some applause. THE MAYOR'S SPEECH. Mayor McClellan said in part: Without rapid transit greater Xew-Tork wok',? be little more than a geographical expre-*l,in ft is no exaggeration to say that without iiuerhorou •£ communication rater New-Tork would never huT» coma into being. '""* The present boundaries of our dty Incliu^^ . years ago a multitude of independent and hi, jseneous communities, which would have cr.nVi, «" In all human probability, to work out their liv! - ' destinies Independently had it rot been that roo w genius and modern enterprise afforded their . lat!on the possibility o( movement. popu- When the Brooklyn Bridge was opened »,-».». New-York was born. Every addition to ,1*? facilities ha« added to her growth, which can n i reach Its full development when a complete *vit» * of rapid transit shall be rapid in fact as win m In name. ww * 11 as Every step in the direction of lnterborough pom munictttlon benefits not only the borough T im^" dlately affected, but benefits the city a* a »^ c " The constant shifting of population amonir ,i?' boroughs, acting and reacting upon them reai lit in the increase of the population of all. uui \\\ have met nere to-day for the purpose of turn ing over a page in in* history of York- for the purpose of "narking the advent of a new e't>o,-h In her development. 11 thin new underground rail road which we are about to open proves as poi, u i,.r and as successful as I confidently expect It to be I'cutlnuetl oa am. p«ji». PRESIDENT FORTY-SIX. He Receives Many Congratulations and Gifts on His Birthday. [FROM THE TRIBfNE BIREAf.' Washington, Oct. 27.— President Roosevelt was forty-six years old to-day. The employes of the White House who signed for the innumerable telegrams of congratulation, sorted the mail and received the scores of floral offerings which poured in would have been aware that the day was ar unusual on* on the calendar had there been no extra callers to signalize the fact. But callers there were, from early in the morning until after the President's regular office hours, and he was engaged off and on all day in responding to the hearty wishes of those who hoped for "many haPpy returns of the day" and "several more birthdays in the White Hobs*." A delegation from the Hungarian Republican Club of New-York, which has made a point of on the President to congratulate him on his birthday annually sine* his first year in the Governor*! chair at Albany, appeared at the White House in the forenoon. The committee this year consisted of William Blau. Marcus Braun, the Rev. Kalman Kov'ata, Goza I). Berkovoz. Max Kuhn, Joseph Horvath. Joseph Stetnberger. Dr. Andrew yon Grimm. Frank Sakser. Thomas Rothman. Judas Nlmagern, Fritz Friedman and Dr. Frederick L Marshall. T*iomas Dennis, an artnle««» naval v»t»r«n, was another notable visitor who came to wish the President well. Dennis was eighty-two years old to-day. In 1847 he was a seaman aboard the Prince ton at Gibraltar, and while working with a gun crew at target practice wins maimed by a prema ture explosion. For many years after his discharge Dennis was employed as doorkeeper of th* Navy Department, and might ho holding that place now except for the fact that he voluntarily resigned. Mrs Roosevelt !.nd all the President's children remembered his birth.lay. as usual, with !ittl» keep sakes, and the postman and express messenger brought other tokens from relatives and friends. A beautiful reminder of th« day came from Colo nel Promwell. superintendent of public buildings and grounds. In a large basket dressed with fern« were forty-eta immense chrysanthemums of dlrrer f-nt colors Mr Roosevelt expressed himself as greatly pleased with this gift. Mrs Pewey wife of Admiral Dewey. made a brief call. - 'I recalled that this was the President's birthday she said, "and "ailed merely to extend my best wishes and to say God bless you." Mrs. Dewey left the White House with a bunch of roses similar to those which adorned the President's desk early In the day. HEARST FOR ROOSEVELT' Homestake Mines Are Full of Re publican Placards. Deadwood. S. D., Oct. 27 (Special).— William Randolph Hearst, Democratic candidate for the nomination for President before the St. Louis convention, Is apparently supporting Tloosevelt for the Presidency. The Homestake mines, for the first time within the knowledge of the oldest reslJent, are placarded from surface to the lowest depths of the mines with signs: Vote for Roosevelt for President. Don't forget that In voting for Roosevelt you vote fa* a confirm- I ance of prosperity. ; The Homestake mines are the property of the ! Hearsts, and controlled by William R. Hearst J and his mother. When William R. Hearst was | a candidate for the nomination he directed the | Homestake managers to vote for him in the con- : vention of the Black Hills counties, and every : county tent delegates favorable to him to the > State convention. This in turn declared for | Hearst and sent a delegation Instructed for him, with former Senator Pettigrew heading the del egatton. Senator P«-ttiKr»>w was recently In- j spired to say. in an Interview, that Parker should be defeated. . _ _ _ The proclamation issued by th*» Homestake mines "Vote for Roosevelt," Is the most pleasing order that has come from headquarters since the mine was discovered In IS7G. AMERICANS KILLED IN MEXICO. Consul Says Governor's Nephew Is Real Criminal— His Death. IBT TELIQIUFH TO THE TRIBCNE.] San Francisco. Oct. Louis Kaiser. United States Consul at Mazatlan. is here on hi» way to Washington to lay before the State Department facts in regard to the murder of two Americans of \guas. Calientes de Boca, and ask for puniah raert of the murderers. H. Torre*, nephew of Gov ernor Torres of Lower California, la he charges, the chief culprit. Clarence Way. superintendent of an American ranch, near Aquas, callentea. neglected one day to return the salutation of Torres on the street. Torres fancied the slight was intentional, and se cured a warrant for Way's arrest on a trumped up charge. This warrant he turned over to two po- PLsmWi giving them arms to enforce It. Way ■need to submit to arrest If he were allowed to K et his hAt and coat, which were in the house, but ID . policemen refused to permit this. Then Way broke trom their grasp to enter the aooee, and they shot him down. When his colored cook, Ed war d I^atlmer. rushed out, they shot him also. Both Way and Latimer were unarmed. The policemen who did the shooting were con demned to death, but Torres escaped with nominal •■arrest" for ten months, which means the freedom of the town, and a fine of $500. Kaiser thinks Torres should suffer death on the ground that It was due directly to his arsstag the pollt ©men ti:o.t the crime waa committed. ElghUen trains a day between New-Tork and Buffalo via the six-track New- York Central or the ■West Shore Railroad.-.***!. IK ICE THREE CEX TS. TENSION UNRELATED. BUT SITUATION CHANGED. Russian Admiral's Report Prevent* British Ultimatum. The complication)! in the situation betwem England and Russia are such as to puzzle the most astute of diplomatists. Had it not been for th©' report of Vice- Admiral EW jestvensky, setting forth that, his vessels were led to fire by the presence of two hostila torpedo boats near his fleet, the matter would probably haTe been settled by the present** tion of a British ultim.ituip if the Russian government had not acceded to the demand for the punishment of her officers. The report of the Russian officers regard ing the presence of strange torpedo boats ot the Dogger fishing banks was corroborated by the fishermen's statements of the appear ance of torpedo boats near them, the Russian battleships and cruisers not having the torpedo boats of the fleet in company with them. A report from Copenhagen set forth that the marine authorities were informed and credited the statement tliat vessels chartered by the Japanese were al Hull, intending to attack the Russian squadron, but the Japanese Min ister at f.ondon denied that his govern~ient had chartered any vessels tor that purpose. The Spanish authorities al lowed the Rae sian vessels at Vigo to take m M) 0 tons of coal apiece with which to proceed to Tangier. Artillery tiring was renewed in the ricinitr of Moukden. Manchuria. There was no news from Port Arthur. BOJESTVENSKY'S REPORT. The Admiral Sticks to His Story of Foreign Warships. St. Petersburg, Oct. 2H. — The naval general staff publishes the two dispatches from Vice- Admiral Roj^.itvensky. The first dispatch fol lows: Th«» Xarth Sea Incident was caused by two torpedo boats advancing to attack, without lights, under cover of darkness, against the vessel leading the detachment. When the de tachment turned on it* searchlights and opened fire th? presence of several small steamboats re sembling steam fishing boats was discovered. The detachment endeavored to spare these and ceased firing as soon as the torpedo boats were out of sight. The English press is indignant because a tor pedo boat left by the detachment on the spot until morning did not aid the victims. Not*-. there was not a single torpedo boat near the detachment and none was l.^ft behind. Conse- ently th" vessel remaining near th» sma'! steamboats was that torpedo boat which was not sunk but only damaged. The detachment did not aid the little steam boats because we suspected them of complicity, on account of their obstinately cutting Into the order of the positions of our vessels. Several of them showed tin llsrhts. and others only very late. Th« admiral's* second 1 dispatch says: Having met several hundred fishing boats. the SOjUSjdran showed them every consideration, eexcept when they were in company with foreign torpedo boats, of which one disappeared, whi> the other, according to the fishers' own evi dence, remained among them until morning. They supposed it was ■ Russian, and were In dignant cause it dM not aid th«» victims, but It was foreign, and remained until morning, Peeking the other torpedo heat, Its consort, either to repair damage or through fear of b«» traylng Itself to those who were not its accom plices. If th*r» were also on the spot fishermen im prudently dragged Into the enterprise. I beg In the name of the whole squadron to express my sincere regret to the unfortunate victims of cir oumstinees n dei wh'eh no warship, even In tim* of deep peace, could have acted otherwise. NO IMMEDIATE SOLUTION. Com plications of International Prob lem Puzzle Diplomatists. London, Oct. — One of the most complicate* diplomatic situations In recent history, and on« that is attended with the most dangerous possi bilities for the peace of the whole of Europe. exists to-night, with no sign of Immediate solu tion. The tension that arose when the dispute) between Great Britain and Russia resolved it self into the simple question whether Russia would or would rot guarantee in advance that me punishment should be administered to the offending officers cf the Baltic Squadron has been modified by the Introduction of an entirely new set of contentions contained In Vice-Admiral Kojestvensky's report: yet, even the most astute diplomats, who recognize a temporary improve ment In conditions, are puzzled by the com plications that so curiously cause It. However, tl ere is to-night at the embassies of powers rot concerned in the dispute a very strong con viction that a way out will be found other than In recourse to war. The Foreign Office, apparently as puzzled aa the onlookers, pursues the policy of silence, and the British press is almost totally uninformed. The voluminous exchanges dally occurring be tween London and St. Petersburg continue, the statement that no reply from Russia has been received adding to the Implication that Russia is intentionally Ignoring the British representa tions. It Is this misconception which is chiefly responsible for the stirring up of a popular agl-^ tation against which the government may find It hard, to stand out in the possible event of Foreign Mir.iiter Lansdowne withdrawing the demand that Russia guarantee punishment be fore inquiry Is instituted. Had Admiral Rojestvensky's port not ar rive: i: Is probable the dispute would have been set* v<l cue way or the other to-night. Its term*, however, are generally held to prevent the prea entatlun of the ultimatum which Great Britain undoubtedly Intended to send. Although Lord Lansdowne has frankly said that ths circum stances reported by Admiral Rojeatvensky are to him Inconceivable, the Foreign Minister la not prevented from seeing that new light has been thrown on the "outrage" and that diplomatic usage now compels less urgent action than th» British government at first contemplated. In the present temper of the British nation tt I. not at all likely that preparations for hos tilities will be relaxed or that the popular out-