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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
K W-CXRiLJD'S 1904 PAIB it. I.onls. Onr Cent. Ji- XIXETY-SIXTH UNDER ARREST, Urea'-.-- IIU Parole. Keturn-: to Cripple Oeek juhI I Pla ol in Count y Jail. WRITES TO VERDECKBERG. Anur-unces Intention of P.iin::in:: Anion Ajjaint Ooven-oi Peabodv. and Slate Mili larv Authorities. Cripp'e C--eefc. Colo Jan li .lohn M Gloxer 'orr'- Congressman from Mis souri, was rf-a'r arrested liy a milltarv si:: -1 to-da and ,'Iaeed in the eountv Jill "i - Ghver, -.ho fousht the military irc- wefcs ago and was shot In the arm va .-."cs'ed cri an order from Com-i-i-k".c- Ye-de-kbcr-- because of a threat- . - lere- s.-.t to that ol'.icer. T e i-'ttc wl .rh e'ommander Yerdeck Tier n-nr 1 to 1-e In lolation of tie te-ns Mr Cover'; release, follows "r.pi;o Creek. Jan. 11. Colonel Yer-d.-.:..rg Camp Goldlield: Dear Sir M) wounds h-xl-if- healed suthclontlv. I de - -e to he r!d cf the iiarole signed hv me 'i Ptrpmbfr C9 1 know of no o'her wav efejt this except to return to Crlppb as I have done, and liottfv xou a. 1 i si do. thai 1 ulll no longer lie bound !t 1 Pin b found at mv otlh e it an nv- between low and 3 5) to-morrow. It 's i -'irp: onh fair to add that T intend 1 i h ou ard vour accessories alove - 1 's-ow before and behind the scenes 1 C-e fu1! !in.' of ihe civil and criminal li S'ate and Federal Respectful!). "U-cii "JOHN M. gloyer" G'o-,e- dIJ not re?!' arrest, hut pro i td aga'r't he-lug placed in Jill No tin's wus creferred against him : the uil Mr. Glover said that hi coun sel v. in d begin t roeeedlngs in the 1'mted f --..a Ciremt "ourt against Governor 'i''nh the cta'' military authorities. .- '! , tilers under the civil rights act, al ! . i.g cnsplrae) to deprive him of hi ll -Vs under the Federal Constitution He broke his parole he said, for the ex press purpose of gett'ng hi ca-e before the court UNION MINERS DRIVEN AWAY. Woiun Itelative- Caii-e Scone at Depart in Tellurlde. Colo. Jan 13 Six union ml-Ji-rs nere expelled from Pan Miguel Coun tv to-day b) orders of Major C Zeph Hill, Mililarv Comramdcr vs the men were brought from Jill a woman with a small ehild ai'ompted to fall in lino with her husbard. ind the sol diers pushed her back At the depot the daughter of one of the detjorted men ro'irdly denounced the mlhtar LEADING TOPICS i.i TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC. (.TVI.V l-)?r,n ST TjH IS MAY WHEAT fi(j!ti4i- mil. MAY rims. in- a?ki:d chi.-ago jiay wheat. ST,e HH' MY ilil 4V 11! V. KM lintt IMIII VTION.. Tiir St.l.oiiln anal I ii-inlt; CoMer amrdn .tfrernooii or nlKht. fre.h to lirKU oiithetifi'i iltulh. (old Ttiif mirnltiKs lino been I. neil for MIs.onrl. Illliiol., Kunf.nii, Itiillnmi :iii1 Instern lirx.HKH. Kir li.sourl Knlr :iml eoliler tit urilii), 1'irepl rail: in oullir:it. fcnn In fnlr. Tor IHInrilM Snnn in north: ruin In Mf.nth: eoliler Satnrdnj. Kinidnj fnlr. I'or Arknnxna nnd ext 'I .n I'nir nnd inntIi rnlrirr iitiirilnj . Ntmdii? fnlr. I'or i:nt Toms rnlr nlnnln; colder exeet nlnitK eount. nlllla fnlr; oldrr on rnnil, 3 'ape. 1 Russi.-i Masincr Troops noodle Tall Tails over Delecates. May Aholifh City l'actorj Inspaotors. 2 Fteam Turned Into One nig J'air Kn- Bine. Herd of Texas Deer May He .Shown at fair. 3. Teller CrllirlFCB President's Policy. Duke of Orleans Suks a Divorce. 4 Partners Die Within Three Das. J'ornier Judge William Jones Critical ly III. 5 Happenings In Hast Ft. Iviuls. S IMItorial Prem'er Obtains Vote of Confidence. St I.uIkiiis In Xew. "i ork and Chi ejRo. 7. To Wear IMndMime Dress in' Prlsoa (hie Contntlon .May ISc. Held Here. 8 Fat In and Silk rYock thu Stjio In Ball City Heir to ;:y) tntc Died In Hospital No Hfoeier At pointed ( old Wac Due To-N'lRht. Ft Louis Day at Xc Orleans. 10 Anticipations in liookdom. Heath Knew of Gruff Pastencr. Judqes IteMse Jury IJt. lygr.il PnntiiiK Contract. 31. Htllglous .Ve- and Announcements. 12 Republic "Want" Ads. Hirth. MarrIaKe and Death Records. Xew Corporations 13. Kcoms for Hent Ads. 14 I.ie-Stock Markets Cotton Quotations. Chicago Markets. 13 Day In Wall Street. United Hallway Bonds Onlj Ftrons Spot. Renewed Fears of War Slrensthen Grain Market. Summary of St Iyiuls Markets ltf. Transit Sued for Big Damages Buck That Co-t A Ranch UiAy Defends Patrolman. YEAR ST. LOUIS GERMAN CONSUL NARROWLY ESCAPES DEATH NEAR LAKE MINNETONKA DOCTOR F C RIEI.OFC German Consul at t-t Louis, who had an "it s esc.-j.e Ir rn Minnetonka IlCl'ITUr SI'IICIL. I r St Paul. Minn. Jan IS Dotor P C Rhdoff. German CoiL-ml at Ft LouN. Pro fessor C. P. McCIumpIia of the Sitte fn! veraiiy an,i Hus;h V Mercer, had a nar row scape from suffocation in thf flie ihl-h destroyeil the Minnetonka ''.ub houst at Deep Haven last night Do. tr Rieloff is the guest In Mlnneipo lis of Tr.fecor MeClumpha and Mr M -icr. The thre arrived at the ehib'io-ie si ortly befiro 0 o'clock last tenln", in tending to pass the night there They were eatfrK dinn. r v.hi thes heard the roar of the fire In the base-nnt but paid ll'tle -mention to the round, un til a cloud of thick smoke shot up through the r-Ktstc Pe'-ceivini; that a blns"e hid s'arted in the ctllar th" hurried i ps-airs to their rii'ins to sac their baggage and ohrbi Ir.rjrmgs D'iCToR RIEUiPP TKI.I-S JI HIS IHCAI'K Tl-e lights were out In the upper ston ' iid Doctor Rieloff. "and I found m-. ovricoit only aftr some time Then I gmpd around 'or mj ht. but cculd not Mid It. and finally started downstairs, afnid t.i risk the loss of more time ' I 'tumbled oer Professor Mcciumpha's g-ip vhile I v.as hunting m hat. other wise that, too, would have been lost. When I got out upon the landing it was n'most pitch dark Mine liKht III the parlor was burning, and by that I could see that the hill nnJ a.l the rooms on the lower floor were full of thick i-moke I v is neatly s-uffo-utd in getting downstairs ".Meanwhile Mr .Ver er had gained t!i front door Th" vmoke was thinner close to the lloor and I managed to Kit to th' door crawling on m hands and knots Kven then I got out with gri it diflli-ultj "Pro!e.sor McClurnpli.'. meTnwhile, lial gl to the side door and into tne open nil. but he found it quite as hard work as imsclf Had I ipcntnery few minutes longer hunting m thiiiE I would un doubt.Mllv hav lieen suffocated " "Aftr getting out we went arourid to the kit hen. whicli I.s mi the babeinent. nnl found the steward's wife still cook ing, unconscious that an thine was wrong, for the smoke had not penetrated to that ptrt of the basement We told her that the building v as on lire and she gathered up whit things she could and h isterud out lthin ten minutes from the time ,we firvt saw th- smoke the hull began to llKht up and In a (juirte- of an hour the wnole building was ablaze HANNA MAKES POSITIVE DENIAL Says lie Ha-: Wiilten 'J.DIID Lei lers Staling He Is Xol a Can didate Explain De lated Call. Pittsburg, Pa.. Jan. 1." Senator M. A. Hanna. In an Interview here to night, said: "I hae sent out 2,fi person il letters dening that I nm a candidate for the presidency, and I do not want to be con sidered as such. I conMer all such talk .i 'c'.osed Incident ' "The alleged opposition to the nomina tion of President Rroscvelt lias been ocr cstlmated and magnified grcatb by Demo cratic papers and others with Democratic proclivities " Senator Hanna said he would Issue the call for the Republican National fomsii 'ion in a few das It lias been dclijed on account of the talk about Chicago .lelkecpers adanclnc tliElr lates. ST. LOITIS. MO.. !r'! bj ti-e at 1- k ! HO INDORSEMENT ! FOB ROOSEVE LI I I'rosidiui Kiim of Missouri Kdi torial A.(iciation I)i-ap- provp'. tlif Plan. HOT FIGHT IS EXPECTED. Akin.- Crowd Doterniiued to I'u-h jiatief to an I-sne and Kuso lntion May Up Intro duced To Pat. ltCPPUUC SrECIAU St. Jo'eph. Mo, Jan 1.". Capt-ln Hn-y K!pg. president of the Republican State Editorial Association of Missouri, placed an emphatic stamp of llsapprovo! on the efforts of State ("hal-ninu Thomas J Aklns. John Albus of this cit u-id others to secure the adoption of a resolutiuii in denting President Roosevelt. Before tho annual loinrnlion of the as rocUtion had l"cu in seslon an hour Aklns and UK friends t.howid their Innd. Th"j- tnld the assembled opinion mo!d( rs that it would b" a jut tribute to the Pres ident to express b resolution tlnir ap proval of l.Ls ailministration. Piuallv the matter was submitted to President King "1 do not understand that tills assoeia tlon is running anl.ody for ollke. ' was bis answer Then the friends of Senator Iliinn-i be came active "Whj. we .ire all for Roose velt." thev toll the delegates, "and there iv no necsl of a resolution of this klnJ " Both -.ides' did considerable mlsionarj work during the afternoon, arid a hot light, in all probability, will take place in the convention to-morrow If an ffort Is nuide to nush the Kuu-.- . It reMdutlon for wani Some of tlie editors are strong Roosevelt men, but, like Captain Kins, say thev came here to talk shop, not to hut h political schemes Captain P M Po. gate of St. Louis re sponded to Major Borden's address of welcome whin the convention at-sembl. d ilibt forenoon ('apt tin King criticised the dominant partj in Missouri politics In Ills annual addre-s. D. It. Anthonj of I.eiveriworth spoke this afternoon oil "The Stienuoiis Aspiet of Republican Jouru ill-m " The business .session will he held to-morrow, when res olutions will bo adopted and officers elect ed It Ls the consensus of opinion that Captain King will be reelected president, if he will consent to s"rve. The delegates were banqueted at the Schlilz cafe to-night DRIVERS GO BACK TO WORK. Chicago Strike Knd- by Recopii lion of "Clo-ed Shop." Chicago. Jan. 15 The strike of the liv ery drivers, which, since its heginning some wnks atjo. has eaused much nmioj ance to mourners and interference at funerals, v as ended to-day. and the union men were ordered hack to work A committee of owners and drivers, the latter headed by I'n sulent Young of tho Intern itlonal Teamsters' Association, had a conference, m which an agreement was brought about which recognizes the "closed s-liop " one of the chief points of disagreement It was agreed that the maticr of ,i increased wage scale shall be arbitrated as soon as i.osibI. by a ccmtuitUs. of tnu unions and eaiulojcrs. SATURDAY. JANUARY 1(5. 1004. OQOLE PALL PILLS OVEH DELEGATES Kliu-k Ajipi-ar- Snrpiiod at llain- incr'-ifiii's Cliaryt' of Graftini; on Teiiiiinal Hill. GLOOM PERVADES MEETING. i:.-pirt Current Thai Thomas K Hart ett"- Alleged Demand for .-l.,ii(li) Was; on His lVr- ,-onal Account. C a'Ked with boodllnir. the Houe of li,wjl met last night, and the "Ter ,:. T's' -Tertmnil tube ami ticket lull , il f we'ghed teavi'.J. on some, it ned for thre was a rail over the As s n iu 1 v i-i'l'crcd In 1 ttle knots and dis i - "1 i i ngs Things In the newspapers, iv I M'v for several pipers were passed fi 1 d to hand Did v.n get jur J'"."" whimpered a m mbe- from a South Side ward, glancing si , it -he pre'- t ible Me:t of the sum il'egod to hive b. .n .tected by certain members for pas.lr.- Terminal legislation, catisisl smiles to rnr'e over the counleiMtices of the itv liw:naker. but all w. re dSposed to k-ep -h- ir own comis'l Do. -o- A J H.imniersteln de'esate from the Twl.tli Waul, who h i-declared that he w-s lufcrnied that $'" is to be his r. wi- ' ' the ,v.'iit of hw voting "rifcht on Te . "ill legislation, was not present Ii,.-. s .. iMvvard P.loe'5. who. II unmer s'eln . lcl ires, told In in '.'Jt he (Bloc k) was t get the sum mentloi.c' was on hard ai 1 isvtrv much surprised wlnn tod .' Hammerstln's revelations. Sriki- (iazs'uln when approached upon th 1 . t of lxiolle in the Terminal matte- '-lid I- s rews to me Oh. Kd"' he called to Block -come here I understand Ham mi rste'n meant jou when he said a Hniire of D'legates member gave away that T rr"'nal ltoodle stor " Me'" exclaimed Block. "How's that"" "(Ji it's ho.v, all right, lister, to thla storv " Block was informed of how Harnmer stein had -aid that he (Block) had scrib-Jl-d his share or alleged Terminal graft on r. tab!- at hli saloon What's Hammer-ten smoking-" ! ali-d at the crd of the recital smil mg and evldentlv thinking the story o-ie of th funni--.t he had ever heard ' I g'liMs. wh'11 te up before the G-nnd J'irs e.h"" SADDENIN; SCBPOHNAsi The information -.is volunteered that a subpoena hud l-eii 1'sued during the afternoon for Hammrcteln to arpear be ure the inquisitorial bodj . which canned B'ock to start. ' Hamme-st'in did call at mv saloon several timej," he said, 'and we had sev eral drinks of w'sl.j together I must have sold him preltv bum booze, though, to make hint think things like that." Later Block waa asked if he wished to denv the story He rei-hed "Oh. well. majW I flld 9y something I might have said JJOlv) for all I know You know how a fellow is when he's 'codding' I was 'kidding- him. probablv There's no u'e talking about it. It's a h-ij thing to have come out" Delegate Himm-r-tein was see-n at his home-. No 2137 lmp avenue, jesterday aftcrnooM. and told the story of how he was informed of a split of S3T5. which was onticlpa'ed by certain House of Pch gates members "I wish to sa ' ald he "thnt this meney which I spoke of had nothing to do v.-l-h the regir-e of Andrew G iizolo. I: was when the House was first organized I wante-d to find out whom I could trust and whom 1 could not I thought the Ter minal bill was being held up and I pro posed to find out b siraiegem. "1 called on Delegate I.laard M Block hi his saloon on South Ifoidwiv We alked of TermlMl Iegis'atlon and to mj surprise Block asked ne. What are voir gr.i'ig to get"' 1 replixl. 'Nothing, that 1 know of Then he called me asid and marked with chalk on a table the flguies. 5371 saving that's mv share' "He told me that others nfr down for the same amount I asked him if 1 w s an 1 he s-iid. 'Acs' He ilso told me th it Deb-gate l.'iiklnnd wa- down for J373 and I communicated It to Lackland, who was surpn-ed ard ndlrnsnt DKrilND BARRRTT It' ports were current vosterdav that Tho'nas II Bam it, who Is charged by Attornev Alexanfler G iresehe w Ith solicit ing :i bril'e for the House of Delegates c-mblne from a Chicago tube companv . was lohh.vlng with the consent of tho Ilcuse combine which bidv. It is reported, ha I no desiro to get nnj money, but to le. Barrett hive It. he being In hard sir lit- so the stor poes I'slng his Influence for the tube measure. It was said, would have been legitimate lotnvlng. providing ho turned none of It over to the legislators Delegate Hammersteln, when asked about the mailer, said that he believed It wa- possible, hut verj Improbable "Com bines are not formed to lit others get the meney." he mid Speaker Oazro'.o. when asked about the Barrett report, .said that ho knew nothing of It nnd held that tin re was no House combine Del-gate Hammersteln declared that he smellcd boodle as scon as the members of the House of Delegates prcposed to re consider their action on the fnive ril Pneumatic Transmission Cnminnj ' tube measure He said that he was presented to Joseph J Konctn by Speiker Gayzolo on the evening of January ' Mr Konctnwasto tell the members about a strc. t measure which wa- to be amended bv Street Com missioner Vnrrelm inn. which wou'd cause contractors to keep streets In repair for tv o vears instead of one. and that, as the tube meisi.re wi.s passed tin lJr the cr.e-jear law, he v. n advised that It weuld 1. better to rccon' ider the measure until a lime when Yarrelmann's new Idea was In effect "l asked Koncen If he was before the Hous at the suggestion of Mr Varrel mtrn." -aid Hammersteln. "and lie to d mo he was not. I told him. then, that he was overstepping his authorltj. ami that it would be letter if he would eimsu't Mr Varrelmann or bring a written state ment authorizing him to address he numbers, which would give nis woids mere weight." ARCHBISHOP HARTY IN MANILA. ir ; t j I J kX. nf ,r-' 'IT. pS '4r? I ;i MUrX1 mm M Ji i!iNI PPfc .HH . NrFi iSHH9N i 1 jdmUH mm K Wft? slalH S ITloll mM W&-i yyffiMlMM Warn lmWk fz0&WMmmm i iyjnOTBKMMLJi ilMrlHMwBwIwI ' I nliBIMIiMH ! i I- ; HHRBI II ; l't " -I'ariBgaWB j j . .. .. - ,. -, .... .. - .. . ! "' I ' Photograph by Havs THE RIGHT KKVBKBXD J J HARTY From a picture taken just before hi departune to the Philippines. He Is clad in the fu'i v.stmentsi of hs rank ns Archbishop Mntillii, .Ian. J5 Tho ltit,!it Kcvcreiiil j. .1. Harty, the nevfly apjiointetl Catholic Archliishop of .Mainij. nrrlvil hero to-elay. A uionster reception lias litfu arranciil for ti-inorro fur Ipni. TRANSFER DRIVERS' STRIKE SETTLED! i Term. Agreed Fpon by Tresident (icor-je Taney and Kmploye i at (.'onferenccr UNION OFFICERS NOT PRESENT I lncrea-ed Wages and Shorleninj; of Hours (.Jo Into Effect on I February 1 Under Old I Proposition. The strike of the carriage anil baggage wagon driven of the St. I.ouls Transfer company was declared off vesterdav after noon, after a conference between George J. Tansiy. president of the transfer com pany, and his emp'oves No dllliers of the union took part In the settlement The cmplojes accepted the terms offered hv Mr Tansey at a meeting, at No 10M Franklin avenue Conditions tijHin w hlch the men re turn to work ! that the St. Iviuis Trans fer Compiny sball grant nil Increase In wages and a shortening of hours after February 1 The men b their agreement will return to work this morning under rules in force al the time when the strike was ordered. 'Terms agreed upon," said Mr. Tan se. "are practically those offered bv the Transfer Company when the men flrt struik about a month ago. The terms, which were rejected then, have now been accepted, and all of the old men will be allowed to ri turn to their places without prejudice The cheekmen of tha company will be aboard the incoming trains this afternoon and t''e cnmpanv will be ready to do business as hen tofore " The new agreement prov Ides for an "open" barn, the compare) having thu right to tnplov union and nonunion men. although agreeing to show a "reference to competi nt union men The annoi.iirement that the strike has ended will please patrons of the St. Loui Transfi r Companv who hive been Incon venienied for the last month Theatrical companies and othti heavy pitrons of Mr Tansej's company have been com pelled to re-ott t all kinds of methods in getthiK their properties transported to thi Irsiness eenter of St Louis. Since the strike Infill the hotel comp i nles have he a unable to check bapgage to the Fnion Station in a satirfactor man ner, as the lulk of this business, us well as the thiatricil hauling, was done by the St Louis Transfer Comi mi) Mr T.in-ry stated In night tint the company would le prepared to at once check baggage from hotc.s and residences to Its destination, and that th-re would be no inconveniences m the JlitJrr. An unusual feature of the s.-tt ement Is that, although tin union ani. the Stut Board of Arbitration Hud ever) ir. a'ls to bring ihout a satlsfactor) -itlemen. of the strike their efforts r.iibd, and tint an agreement v.as flral.y decide up3n :t a conference which was attended by on ) President Tane and the m-"u who were in his ci.iplo) T TJ T J- .IV X .-AMi l--M- II- VMHKSS FELL TO HIS DEATR FROM EAOS BRIDGE Henjamin Sachman Jlade Heroic KtTorts to Keep Alloat After Fall. STRUCK AN IRON GIRDER. Crew of Tnjr Helianee Tried to Keach Drowninj; Jinn, but He Sank Itefore Help Came. Renjamln Farhman. an emplove of the Masslllon Bridge Company, fell from the Kaus briilge at a point neir the second pier, )eterday afternoon, and was drowned Although Sachman fell a distance of about eight) feet and struck an Iron girder In his descent, he was alive when he reached the water, nnd for foar minutes strugglfd hTolcallv in an effort to keep himself afloat until the tug Reliance co.ild reach him About lift) persons witnessed Saehman's struggle with death and were wi'hout power to rendir him any assistance In striking the Iron girder. It Is thought. Sachman must have sustained great in Jury, hut in spite of thks.ind the great dis tance of his fall he worked with super human effort to save himself Men on the Reliance heard thn shouts of Saehman's fellow -workers, mid within a minute had started for the point where the man was floundering in the water Sachman saw- the boat approaching and this seemed to spur him In his efforts :.i keep afloat A- the Reliance got nearer him. however, he showed slgius of weak ening, and when the boat was within about fifteen feet of the drowning man he went iiniier the water and did no: rise a Rain. The Masslllon Bridge Companv had had a large force of workmen emploved on the Iron glrdtrs of the Kaus strtn ture Per sons who have seen the-o men at won: during the last few davs have commenced upon the app irent danger to life l'lie liver Is nt a low stage and the distance from tho vater to the point where the brldgemen are omrlo)fd is estimated at about lf ftit Sachman wa" al out IS )ears o'd. Til lived In Yenice with his wife and two chil dren I'-vv'')v'vv-'I HISTORIC TAVERN WILL BE ACQUIRED BY CITY. s New York, Jan IS -condemn.!- . tlon prote. dings to acquire for the s s clt) tlie historic Fraun 'e s Tavirn. oTi Broad st-eet, the s-ene of Wash- irgton's fatewill addn ss to Ins of- .f fleers of the Continental Ann) in sj' the Revolution, were an horized to li!) by the Board of estimate ami O i- A-.portionmrnt. .) no - .- vvoti.D .ioi 'rziiiitiTORins. Itlll l'niv Ides fur (SmlNsiiii eif In dian Terrltor- nnd (ILInlionin. HEl'l'llt.lf S-PL. IAL. Wa hington Jan. IS -Representat've Robirsoti cf Inula. .a. to-da) mtroducrcd a bill to prvoldc for th- ldmlss'on of Okia-UiUi- and Indian Territoty as one state. Cets. T TO GREAT WALL Will Promptly S2iz; Chinese Territory Beyond the Liao River on Outbreak of Hostilities. 1 j OUTLOOK REMAINS DOUBTFUL ;t. IVcr-buri: (iflicials Profess Optimism. While Other Capital- Are Much Depressed. CRISIS MAY BE DEFERRED. , Proximity of Hostile Warships in Ited Sea and Russian Demand for Permission to Pas Dardanelles Ominous. P-kln. Jai 15 It Is reported from con sular sources at New Chvvang that Rus sian troops are concntf-iting at the town of Llao-Yarg and Hat-Cheng and other places, wl ee the) will f In a posplon to reoccupv he territorr ltween th IJao River anl the great wall and seize the New Chwing-Chan Hal Kwan section of the chn-ecp railroad JIOIH' MRINF! AT smt"L. s-PKd M. l'V CAr.'.n TO THE NI3VY YORK BEitvf.i) a xii th;: st Loci-- republic: Seoul. Jan IS K opyright l""1 V-An ad ditional s-juad cf sKty-four American marines armed to-diy to protect Amer ican ci'izrns who outnumber those of am other nation e-ccept the Japares and Chinese, and whose active commercial In terests al exceed all but those of th- Japanes-. The Korean newspapers contin ue to ex-Ite antifore'rn feehne violently. WASHINGTON GLOOMY Washington. Jan. U State Department advices to-da from Japan Indicate an extraordinary activity In the preparation for war These add to the pesmistfc feeling al read) existing here respecting the proba bllit) of amicable adjustment of tha Russo-Japane e trouble Meanwhile, the Japanese Government t-i reported to be striving desperately to flnd some poflble means of settlement, but the state Department learni that, while, professing n delre for peace, the Russian rosji;o-i. at least in principle, remainsr unch-nged. ami there ! no sign of a dis position to jield to the Japanese proposal. Still, the oMictal opinion here ls that. If left to diplomacv, the present situation may continue for several days or eren week The two chances of an earlier treaeh. It !. said, are found In the poI billtv of the. immediate occupation of Ko-ein points b) Japanese forces and th presence In the Red Sea slmultareously of Russian ami Japanese warships. P.F.PLY DKLIVERKD St Petersburg. Jan IS The Japanese Minister. M Kurino. to-dayJellvered the Japanese rep!) to the Foreign Office here. Th Russian Fore'in Office says the present stage of the negotiations Is an advance on previous stages in certain respect- The two Governments had ap proached an understanding on some points, bill not on others Hopefulne-s reigned to-day In many nuarters where, pessimism had hitherto prevailed. . Conservative opln'ai holds that while 'he prospect of peace's h-tter than ever, the end cannot be pre 'cted with certain ty particularly the r anner In which a settlement can be secu fd. BLACK SEj FLEK.T London. Jan IS T 3 report rubl's-ie.' In the I nited State ,y n news age--lo the elTect that tie British C .n tr.T.t had notified Japan that, -ii)' at tempt of the Rii-ian Black SJ fleet to ps tiJ Dardanelles woull be checked by deiisive action. Is untrue. Foreign Secretary I-anslowne to-day expressfd disbelief that Russ'a had any lrtrntion of trving to send a tUet through the Dardanelles, adding thit It would be an obvious- hreach of Ireaty In which Great Britain could not possibly ac quiesce. RFSSIA PF.RSISTKNT Berlin. Jvi IS. -That Russia has applied to Turkev for permission to send her Black Sea flee" throuch th- Dardanellss U confirmed authorltativeiv here, and it li also ac-'te(l tint Ru-sla will renew the appllcitlon and press for Turkish consent. German) 's attitude, as at the time th four unarmed Russian torpedo-boat destrovcr- passed through the Strain. September. l'tt ! that she has no con cern in the matter The British Government Is believed here to have identified Itseir more fully, week bv week, with the Japanes position, until now Great Britain I almost as deeply eommltted a- Japan RUSSIA IS REASSURED AS TO AMERICAN POLICY. Washington. Jan IS -What mlt-ht have developed Into an unfo-t'i"..V.e mlsunder stardlne between the U-iitcd States and Ru-sla regarding the interest of the Fnitcd States in Manchuria was adjustfld a- a conference between Mr. Hay. tha Secretin of State, and Count Casslnl. tha Russian Ambassador, to-day. As a reselt. the Russian Government, will he ndviseti by the Ambassador that he has the best assurances that the inter est of th! country in Manchuria Is ab- I soltitelv- and exclusively cemmercaa.. aim that tho Consuls sent to Mukden and Aiitung. will confine their activities to tho f ilthful care of American trade interests in that Province. Count Cnssinl called at the State De partment to-day to irqu're Into certain -tatement.s which several European diplo mats here had brought to his attention aril intcrp-cted to Indicate a change of policy on the part of ties Government In tne direction of political Intervention in Manchuiia. The Ambassador himself was unwilling to believe that any such change was even ccnttmplatcd. This conviction -was con. tlrrn-d by his visit to the State Depart meat. C Tc, -f Oatrtltl- M. I.nul. Two V XJ j on Trnln. Three Cent. M 0 lit w a