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flelTHE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC. , , . - WORLD'S FAIRNOA OPEN CLOSES DEC 1. Competent Bookkeepers And stenographer rend The nepabllc mrr day. If y" vroold secnre their aerrlcea ne n Republic "Want" ad. 14 Tiorda or leas. IOC. All drnesUta take ada (or The Republic. ( In SI. Luala One Cent. DTJTP'C 1 Outside St. Loula, Ttto Cents. S. XV X J J- on Tralna. Three Cent. NINETY-SEVENTH YEAR. SATURDAY MORNING. AUGUST 13. 190A. t 4 v a -w T HOUSE TO APPOINT NEWTAX COMMITTEE Resolution Adopted to Make Ex amination of All City Rev enue Books. COMPOSED OF FIVE MEMBERS. ClerE and Attorneys toA Be- lacetTby ExperfAt(jtalu?'"" 5 andla Stenoapher-WrnSrV i road Kill Passed. -RThat tlie Hocse ot Delegates Intends to oontlnue problrs the tax returns of the city -was shown last night 'when a resolu tion offered by Delegate Zlmmermann. asking; that a new tax Investigating com mittee b appointed, was adopted. A majority of the House members are not In favor of Comptroller Player's plan to Issue bonds for the erection of new pa" Ha buildings, their contention belrjrth .t the city Is being beaten out taxes annually to erect a public The resolution asked that the committee constat of five member appointed by the Speaker of the House. It recite-1 that the present tax laws contained many defects, which It recommended remedied after a thorough problrg. It declared tbatthere were unjust tax Ian 9 at present, which worked a hardship upon certain classes, while It favored others. It also recommended that the books of nil departments of the city which have to do with tax collection be examined. During the Investigation conducted last winter only the books of the License Col lector's office were used In comparison with the books of merchants and manu facturers. NO ATTORNET OR CLERKS. The new Tax Investigating Committee 1H have no attorneys or clerks, the City Counselor liavlng decided that the city was under no obligation to pay attorney bills contracted by the House or any com mittee thereof. 'It was aIo decided that the city was not obliged to settle for clerk hire, so the new committee will try to do luriext work with two expert accountants and a stenographer. Experts, the resolution savs. shall not be paid more than J15 a day. Not more than (3 a day Is the nmount stipulated for the stenographer. Two attornevs and a clerk, who con ducted the Investigation for the House Committee last winter, were to have re ceived 3.61? as their Joint compensation had the City Counselor ruled In their favor. It Is probable that they will enter ult against the city for the money. Delegate McCarthy lntrodueed-a bill-byH request. asking that autolsts be allowed to run twelve miles an hour Instead of eight "within the city limits. A resolution of condolence for the late Senator Yet was unanimously' adopted. The bill to vacate Ashley street between Second and Collins streets" to the Mis souri Pacific Rallror i was passed by a. AMERICA DEMANDS THAT SULTAN ACT Minister Leishman Urges Turkey to Make Prompt Set tlement; RUPTURE IS THREATENED. Constantinople, Friday. Aug. li-Minister Leishman to-day saw Tewflk Pasha, Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, and l'?1??P1 ) urgent representations of the American Government for an Immediate settlement of the demands regarding; the rights of American citizens in Turkey. ft is understood Important developments ore expected within a few- hours, either the Porte giving way or Minister Leish man demanding his passports. After the Interview with the Minister. Tcjwflk Pasha proceeded Immediately to the palace. LEADING TOPICS TODAY'S REPUBLIC. WEATHER IXDIC.ITIOS9. forecast for St. Loula and Vicinity -far no decided change la temper atmc. For ailaaourl and Illinois Fair Sat urday and Sunda. 1. Heir Is Born to Russian Throne. United Spates Treasury Agent Wcda Chinese Actreaj. J. Automobile Day at the Fair an Im "poslng Feature. S.'Bryan mil Speak at Springfield. i. The Republic's Dally Racing Form Chart. Race Results and Entries. 6. Baseball Scores. . Editorial. 'Reviews of New Books. T. Trust Companies Will Be Merged. Murderer Hunted at Creye Coeur. ' CDealere.KnISht3 Vot t0 Admlt Uouor t -n- .... . PART IL X. World's Fair News. Of Interest to Women. Review"1 Brad3treet' Weekly Trade L Bates In Missouri Week. lorxnerLand Agent Indicted. 1. Church News and Announcements. ' t?S2b? "?""'" Advertisements. Birth, Marriage and Death Records. t. 'Rooms for Rent Advertisements. . Republic "Want"" Advertisements. Summary of St. Louis Markets. T. Financial News. V Warning Against New Counterfeits. UNITED STWE8 TREASURY AGENT WEDS CHINESE VILLAGE ACTRESS. Charles Laujrhiey Takes All Pong Wah to ?ui Francisco and Marries II or Despite Warn ings of Her Countrymen. Ah r"On! Wah. a Chinese girl, who has been pia; Ins at the Chinese The.itt r on the Pike, and Charles Laughre a special 3g:nt of the Crilted States Trrasurj. ac cording to a telermm rfcelved at the World's Fair vesterdaj, v ere married a few- dajs ago In San Francisco With hl Mongolian bride Lauchrty will return to St. Louis Monday and thy will live at the Chinese Village until the close of the World's Fair, when they will ifo to Canton, China to reside. Laughrey came to St. Louis with the Chinese actors and actresses and em ployes at the village to see that they re mained together and no-je violated the United States Immigration laws. Soon after their arrival at the village it was noticed that Laughrey and Ml Ah Feng Wah were much together and evinced a strong attachment for each other LITTLE ACTRESS DISAPPEARS. Several day ago Laughrey left the vil lage to go to San Vraaclvo to ecort an other party of Chlnete to St Louis. Miss Vtnli A I e 1 rTi ifA Vim ennia il-n TJlretlfse an eiueny .ainese woznan auc leivbinui received vesterday clears the mystery of her disappearance The elderly woman ac companied the lovers as their chaperon It Is said that Laughrey feared to leave his sweetheart in St Louis, lest harm should befAll her Hl wooing had an gered others In the Chinee party He was disliked bythen and regarded as living only for the purpose of keeping the Chl rese people out of tho United State. Threats bad beer, made and they caused Laughrey to decide to take the petite ac tress with him and marry her in San Francisco. Ah Fong's father Is a merchant In ban Francisco and Ah Fong was born there. She was soon ent back to China, how ever, to be reared amone her father's rel atives. Then she can-, back to the coun try of her birth, which she had really never known before, and thus she came to the Chinese Village to take part in the performances of the theater. Laughrey had come to St. Louis with the party. For a time the manager paid little at tention to Laughrey or the Chinese girl, but when he began to buy her extra dainties In the shape of bird's nest soup and pickled shark fins, the cooks began to talk. The best chickens .obtainable were bought, and every tlmq the steward went to town he brought back a brace of fine chickens or ducks, which were handed to Laughrey and by him were locked in a jprnclal compartment ot the ice chest whUfs- he had constructed for the food of his celestial sweetheart. OBJECTIONS WERE MADE. Objections were made by some of the ChinamVn to the wooing, but Laughrey tooij. rsjtuge behind the fact that he vraS" csslMlan of the girl, and that if ho were WILL ASK PARKER TO VISIT ST, U Harry B. Hawes to Deliver the Invitation at Rosemount To-Day. NO PERFUNCTORY REQUEST. Necessity of Not Neglecting the West in Presidential Cam paign Will Be Im pressed. REPUBLIC SPECIAI New Tork. Aug. II. Judge Alton B. rarkcr. the Democratic nominee for the presidency, will be invited to visit St Louis some time this fall as the guest of the Democracy of the State of Missouri, to-morrow. Harry B. Haws Is to visit Judge Parker at Esopus to-morrow afternoon. "He will go on the 1 o'clock train, reaching Rose mount about 3 o'clock. -'I shall invite Judge Parker to visit St. Louis and make a speech during the cam paign." said Mr. Hawes at the Hoffman House. "I shall also urge upon him th necessity of making the coming cam paign a speaking affair. The great West must not be neglected. I have no fears for Missouri, but" It would create a bad lmprftsslon It the West were Ignored en tirely. "A speech by Judge Parker in St. Louis would reach the voters of the entire South west and make hundreds yes. thousands of votes for him. "Judge Parker's manner of speaking is electrifying. He has a wonderfully pleas ing presence, and his earnestness will be vary Impressive. Hls utterances are so candid and convincing that )ou forget ou are listening to a political speech and re member only the personality of the man." Mr. Hawes was in conference o-day with David B. Hill, Norman E. Mack and Thomas Taggart. What passed between thtm, Mr. Hawes said, he was not at lib erty to discuss. FAIR BUT WARMER WEATHER. Mid-August Asserts Itself With Higher Temperature. The mercury has become ambitious and Is now on Its upward way. The weather will be warmer to-day. E. H. Bowie, forecaster, has departed for bis vacation. The weather has been left In' competent hands, however, and no anxiety need be felt by St. Loulsans. The maximum temperature yesterday was S3 degrees and the sign points to continued fair weather. The present "low" prevails only In the Mississippi Valley and the West, the East being under the kindly keeping of a "high." A rain In parts of Canada and Minnesota scattered a few showers yes terday over the upper lake region and the New Engl-nd States. BSBSBSByaasaPBSsasSBBBSSBSBSBSBBS aanaaf BaaFMaasBBSBIBSBBBBsl asasssV " .flaWT ssasa.ssija( fiflssshl asm jaaW? " flr'-T-2"aBBBBM aaaL nsrV: '.C - Asm'J fBSBsai H' ssV'"- "isHasrlv''' .asaaaaal BBBBBBBBBBBaBaBaBaBaBaBaSSPVSvSaBBBBBBal BBBasasasasasOIassaasaH AH FONG WAH. A prettv Chine-; actress at the Fair who mar-led a United States Treasury ofilcial last wrelc. Interfered with he would hip them all back to where they came from The lovers were not molested further and things progresed favorably until Laughrey Introduced Ah Tons Wah to a downtown drj goods tore and bought her a complement of fllm-y laces and silks. Ah Fong Wah dressed herself In the American togs for the flm time that day and, accompanied by Laughrey. paraded the Pike, the envy of her country wom en. . That night the cooks refused to cook chicken chop saey for Ah Fong Wah apd daring the night her npw clothes werj stolen and a warning sent her to give up going with her "foreign devil" lover or she would be made the subject of inquiry by the Actor- Tone The same day Laughrey was ordered to San Francisco. Leavirg secretly, the lov ers and the chaperoi were not missed un til the opening performance on the follow ing day. Then pandemonium broke loose and the actors In the company killed a chicken and vowed vengeance. The Chinese Consul was consulted and he rave Ah Fu-g Wah her freedom and Ids official consent to the marriage When told of the marriage yesterday the Chinese In tho village shrugged their shoulders and said, "allee samee Laugh rey he will sc,ttee wise bjme-b " WRECK AT ZEIGLER NARROWLY AVERTED Engine Fortunately Fails to Leave the Track Because of Spiked Switch. PASSENGERS . SHAKEN UP. Leiter's Detectives Are Endeav oring to Learn Who Made At tempt on Lives of Non union Men. REPUBLIC 3TECIAL. Carbondalc. ill., Aug. li-But for the fact that the train carrjing nonunion men Into the Letter mining plant at Zlegler this morning was running at an extraor dinary speed. It would have been derailed at a switch near the stockade and many lives would have been lost. The switch which leads to the Lelter branch had been spiked by an unidentified person. The engine dashed over the faul tll -placed rails, and the coaches followed. The passengers received severe shocks and for a moment it seemed as If a panic would follow. Letter's agents have assigned detectives on the case, and every effort will be made to learn who Is responsible for the spiked switch. Beyond the Importation of a few men and the desertion of nearly as many more from the mines, the day was without in cident, and neither side made an move to Indicate what Its policy may be. Active preparations are being made by the opposing parties for the arguing of the Injunction against the miners' associa tion and the individual workers In Spring field Monday. It Is expected that another contingent of workmen will be taken Into the mine shortly Defore da break in the morning, but over what route Is not known. STRANGE STAR IN HEAVENS. Towns Throughout the State of Nevada Observe Phenomenon!. REPUBUC SPECIAL. Reno, Nev.. Aug. 11 A strange star in the east was the cause of much Interest throughout Nevada last night. The star was in the east midway between the hor izon and the zenith, and had the appear ance of a bright planet. It appeared suddenly and illumined the heavenf, an then gradually receded In brightness until It entirely disappeared. The star appears to bo traveling toward the south, and Its form varies, sometimes having the appearance of a winged wheel. The strange phenomenon would perhaps be explained with the statement that It Is a balloon were It not for the fact that from Wlnnemucca. Wadsworth. "Virginia and Carson the same siorles have been received. They all agree in one particu larthat the star appears and disappears at Intervals of one to five minutes. Add ed to this Is the fact that seldom before have falling stars been so numerous. They fell In constant showers all last night. This was slso accompanied with sheet lightning. REIR IS BORN TO IAN T Czar and All His thg Birth With tions of Empire Greet Demons! ra Jov. TAKES THE NAME OF ALEXIS. Now That a Suctsor to Throne lb Abjured It Is Said the Em peror May Gq to the Front. 44 K CZlll SEES SIGN OF II tl'PV CONCLUSION' OF THE AVAR. St Petersburg. Aug. 13. i a m. This morning the Empre.s and the heir to the throne are both making satisfactory progress. An Imperial manifesto Is published announcing the birth of an heir. It 4 invites all Russian ubjects to cf- fer their praver for the prosperity 4 of the heir to the throne. In receiving the congratulations of his court yesterday the Emperor, In a brief reply, said 4 "I am happier at the birth of a 4 son and heir than at a victory of 4 my troops, for now- I face the fu- turo calmly and without alarm. knowing by this sign that the war 4 will be brought to a happy conclu- sion " 4 a St. Petersburg, Aug 12 A son and hjlr to the Russian throne was born at 12J2 o'clock this afternoon The Empress and tb child are doing welL The Czar now- has five children, all the others being g'lrls. The birth so greatly wished for, that of an heir to the Russian crown, occurred, not In the great palace at Peterhof, but in' the Alexandra villa, one of a group of four small palaces in a secluded corner of the magnificent Peterhof Park. The birth of the heir to the throne was attended with all the ceremonies ordained by imperial tradition. In accordance with the Russian law there were present, be. sides the Emperor. Baron Fredericks, the master of the ceremonies; and Prince Dolgorouky, the grand marshal of the court. Doctor Rott, the Emperor's family physician, and Doctor HIruch, were In attendance. The christening of the heir will take place In a rortnlght. It will be a cere mony of ths most elaborate sort. The announcement from Peterhof was Immediately followed by a salute of 1)1 guns from the Imperial yacht, lying at anchor off the palace, but it was 2.13 p. m. when the guns of St. Peter and St Paul fortress, opposite the Winter Palace here, conveyed the glad tidings to the people of the Russian capital. Thy effect was electrical. With the boom of the first gun the people In the streets, who had been momentarily expecting the event for twenty-four hours, stopped to listen and count the guns. Only thirty one are fired for a clrl. When ths thlrty seoond boomed and the people were aware that at last an heir to the throne was born there were scenes of rejoicing everywhere, ard before the salute was finished the whole city had blossomed out with flags and bunting and the shipping In the harbor was dressed. Then the bells of the churches began to ring wildly. The hearts of the Russian popIe are likely to be more deeply touched by the good fortune of the Imperial family than by a dozen victories or defeats la the far East, end the supersltlous Russian char acter will read In It an augury of a bet ter time. St. Seraphim, who was canon ized last summer by the Emperor at Sar roff. has now become a favorite patron saint, as the birth of tho heir is at tributed chiefly to his interposition. There is already a revival of tho talk that with the succession to the throne as sured the Emperor will follow the ex ample of the house of Romanoff and go to ths front. The heir's came will be Alexis Nlkolale vitch. and it he reigns he probably will assume the title of Alexis II. The last Alexis was Emperor of Moscovy In 16)5. BOY'S BIRTH PUTS END TO INTRIGUES THAT HAVE LONG WORRIED THE CZAR. The Importance of the birth of an heir to the throne of Russia cannot be exag gerated, coming as It does at a tlmo when the Russian people are depressed by the reverses which the arms of Rus3la have sustained In the far East Not only will the coming of a Bon to the Emperor and Empress bring Joy In Russia In general, but It will put an end to the Intrlques. more or less open, which have been fea tures of the present reign since the birth of the first daughter. Up to to-day the Grand Duke Mlcheal. only brother of the Emperor, was the heir presumptive. A powerful, healthy, ambitious man. born In 1S7S, he Is much beloved by the people, and In recent years has been looked upon as the probable successor of Nicholas II. The birth of an heir to the throne nl' disposes of the ambitions of the family of the Grand Duke Vladimir, eldest uncle of the Emperor and father of Grand Dukes Cyril. Boris and Andre, and of th Grand Duchess Helena, wife of Prince Nicholas of Greece. Finally, tho birth of the Infant may rals3 tho hopes of the Ruvlan people to the extent of enabling them to make fur ter well-directed efforts to turn the tide of battle In the far East. CZAR ALMOST FORCED TO CHOOSE NAME BEGINNING WITH AN "A" OR AN "N." St. Petersburg. Aug. 13. The Emperor was greatly restricted In the choice of a name for the heir to the throne by the fact that the Imperial initials which every where appear in pubUc edifices, on sol diers' epaulets, saddle cloths, railway wagons, etc. are "A." and "N." The se lection of a name cot beginning with one of these' letters would entail enrrnous expense, should the heir come to the throne. There are a great many traditions about the name. The first Alexis, wh won many victories over the Poles, endeared himself to his people and Is known In Rus sian history as "the father of bis country." ROSS HRONE JAPS' VIOLATION OF CHINA'S NEUTRALITY MAY PRECIPITATE INTERNATIONAL CRISIS; AMERICA SOUNDS ATTITUDE OF POWERS. V If Dowager Empress Does Not Protest Seizure of Russian Ship She May Become Involved in War. ALL THE POWERS INTERESTED. France and Germany Join in Re quest to Pekin Government to Demand Explanation. RUSSIA ISSUES A NOTE. Spreading of Hostilities Beyond Zone Agreed Upon at Outset of War Threatens Security of Many Nations. REPUBLIC SPECIAL. Washington, Aug. 12. Anxious con cern, even trepidation. Is displayed by the State Department In regard to the action of the Japanese torpedo-boat de3troyers in cutting out the Russian destroyer Ryescbitelski from tie neu tral harbor of Chefoo, where It had taken refuge after the fight off Port Arthur. It la frankly admitted that this comes near to shaking the neutrality of China, 10 which all the great Pow ers, Including Russia and Japan, com mitted themselves for the purpose of eo restricting the conflict that all the world might not possibly be plunged into war. Secretary Hay, at tie suggestion of Germany, early in February Initiated the International agreement which bound the Powers to respect the neu trality of all China, save Manchuria, the object of which was to limit the area of conflict to the high seas and to Russia, Japan, Manchuria and Ko rea. If China does not now protect her own neutrality Secretary Hay will call the attention of the Powers again to the menacing conditions there. Al ready instructions have gone to the American Ministers and Ambasnsadors abroad to report the attitude of the va rious Governments upon this startling and dangerous development of the war. WORLD DIPIiOMACT STRAINED TO UTMOST. If China to drawn into the conflict complications will be presented which will threaten the peace of all other Powers. 'World diplomacy Is now be in? strained to the utmost to aToid tills terrible contingency. Secretary Hay brought the alarming prospect to the attention of President Itoooevelt and his Cabinet to-day. Un der the tenets of International law the captured vessel must be returned to the custody of the Chinese Govern ment and an apology rendered for the offense against Chinese neutrality. But If Russian lives have been lost, as re ported In the press dispatches, a great er complication will follow, for Russia may in turn hold China responsible for the punishment of the Japanese who caused the death of her sailors when under the shelter of the Chinese port authorities. Altogether the situation is full of dancer, and the main apprehension of the officials here Is that It may be the incident that will break down the agreement of the Powers and plunge China Into the the war as a full fledged belligerent and ally of Japan. The consequence of such an act on China's part upon existing alliances between Japan and Great Britain and between Russia and France can only be conjectured, nnd the prospect Is so alarming that it Is not doubted that the State Department will do Its ut most, along with neutral Powers, to effect such a settlement of this inci dent as shall preserve the agreement as to China in full force. RUSSIA PROTESTS TO THE POWERS. St Petersburg. Aug. 12. Rusia has already formally protested to Japan, through France, against the action of the Japanese torpedo-boat destroyers in attacking the Russian torpedo-boat destroyer Rycshltelni at Chefoo and towing her away from that port, and tliat the protest has been communi cated to the Powers, as follows: "To tlie Powers: This prompt action is baed uiwn the official report of the Russian Consul at Chefoo, which Is very explicit on the fcubject of the dis mantling of the Ryeshltelnl, saying that not only were the breach blocks of her guns and all her small arms re moved, but her engines were rendered useless. The vessel, therefore, was re duced to the condition of a hulk. The Consul also reported that the Japanese fired upon the Russian sailors while they were In the water." It is stated here that both France anil Germany are suporting at Pekin the protest of the Russian Government Continued on Pare Two.' ADMIRAL TOGO REPORTS ROOTING ; RUSSIAN SQUADRON IN BATTLE. ; Tokio, Aug. 12. Admiral Toco ' On Augu-t 10 our combined Giigoa Rock. The Russian ve-.ls were emerging from Port Arthur, trying to go south. We pursued the enemy to the eastward. Severe fighting lasted from 1 o'clo-.k Wednesday afternoon until sundown. "Toward the close the enemy's fire weakened remarkably. His for- mation became confused and then his ships scattered. The Russian cruisers Askold and Novid and several torpedo-boat destroyers fled to the southward. Others of tho enemy's ships retreated separately to- ward Port Arthur. We pursued them, and it appears that wo Inflict- ed considerable damage. "We found life buoys and other articles belonging to the Russian battleship Czarevitch floating at sea. The Czarevitch probably was sunk. We have received no reports from the torpedo boats and the torpedo-boat destroyers which were engaged in the attack on the ships of the enemy. "The Russian vessels, with the exception of tie Askold, the No- vlk, the CzareTltch' and the cruiser Pallada, appear to have returned to Port Arthnr. Onr damage was slight. Our fightins power has not beta, impaired." --&-- GERMANY HURRIES WARSHIP TO THE SCENE OF TROUBLE &. Fuerst Bismarck Departs After Short Preparations to Kiao-Choa Bay Russian Squadron Which Dashed Out of Port Arthnr Harbor Is Widely Scattered Kaisers Government Orders Ships to Leave Kiao-Chou Harbor in Twenty-Four Hours and ZS'ovik Slakes Successful Escape, Eluding Togo's Squadron. SCATTERED VESSELS SEEK CSefoo. Aug-, li Tho report that two Kujsian cruisers and or.o torpedo-boat de stroyer had entered the port of Tstag-Tau. Klaocfcu Bar. last night (Thurslav-). Is co2naed. The cruisers are tae Askold and the Diana, not the Jfov-ik. as previously reported. A messaga ha Just been r'-civod here saying- that the Kovlk escaped from Tslng chou at the expiration of the time limit of twenty-four hours set upon her remaining there. Jo fighting at sea has yet b-en reported. Th German armored cruiser Furst Els rnarclc has Just left for the port of Tslns Tau, In Kloa-Choa Bay. Her preparations were made In the greatest ha.te. It la believed that the attempt of the Russian ships at Port Arthur to Join the Vladivostok squadron has bean thwarted. CZAREVITCH BELNG REPAIRED. A late report from Tsins-Tau says that the Russian warships still there are the battleship Czarevitch. the protected cruisers Pallada and Xovik and three torpedo-boat destroyers. The Czarevitch, which Is badly damaged. It being re. paired with German assistance, it Is al: Ieged. A report has also been received here to the effect that Admiral Wlthoft was killed In the naval battle of Round Island last Wednesday. A strong detachroaBt of Japanese war ships Is reported to have sailed south for the purpose of Intercepting the VUaivo stok fleet, which. It Is believed, has not et effected a Junction with the vessels re ported to have tfen purchased by Russia from the Argentine Government. VESSELS MUST LEAVE GERJIAX HARBOR. Berlin. Aug. li Tie Government's in structions to Captain Truppel, Governor of Klaochou, which Is in the Jurisdiction of the Navy Department, although ex plicit In that the Russian vessels must leave Tsing-Tan, vithln the twenty-four-hour limit, do not. it Is understood, provide for the possible refusal of the Russian v es sels to leave that port. The Czarevitch, being unseaworthy, must naturally remain la the harbor. The Foreign Office probably will take no further action until Admiral von Prlttwitz arrives at Klaochou and reports on the situation. The status of the Russian vessels which are reported to have taken refuge in Kiao chou Harbor, German waters, is said here to be well defined In International law. Tho vessels must, if able, leave ths port within twenty-four hours after their ar rival, else Germany will herself be guilty of a breach of neutrality. The alternative is that the ships must be dismantled and the German Govern ment will be responsible for their deten tion In the harbor until the end of the war. In the case of the Czarevitch, the battle ship reported to be In an unseaworthy con dition, the German authorities may allow emergency repairs before requiring her to leave the port, but sfawortby vessels must go, taking only sufficient coat to movi them to the nearest home port, which would, in this case, probably be regarded as Vladivostok. 1SG0 miles distant. OFFICIAL REPORT OF ENGAGEMENT. Tokto. Aug li Tho Nary Department to-night L"ssucd a brief statement of the engagement with the Russian Port Arthur squadron 0:1 August Mi The statement follows: "According to reports received to date the enemv's fleet, which emerged from Port Arthur, was attacked by our fleet south of Yentao Island. The Russian fleet fled during the night. The cruisers Askold, Novlk and another cruiser with one torpedo-boat des trover ran Into Klaochou Bay on ths evening of Augu3t 1L "One torpedo-boat destrover went to Chefoo and three or the enemy's battle ships, one cruiser (probably the Diana), one hospital ship, two gunboats and sev eral torpedo-boat destroyers seem to have separately returned to Port Arthur be tween dawn and noon of August 1L Our fleet appears to have sustained no dam age." It Is anticipated that the Japanese Gov ernment will Immediately makq represen tations to Germany concerning the Rus sian warships which have taken refuge at Tslngchou. These are anxious hours In Tokio, but the people are confident that Admiral Togo has reported as follows: fleet attacked the enemy's fleet near SHELTER IN VARIOUS PORTS. has Inflicted serious damage upon the Rus sian fleet. Accurate Information is awaited anxiously by all classes, but It Is believed that this dispersal of the Russian war ships will further weaken the naval power of Russia In the Orient. TORPEDO BOAT . AT SHANGHAI. Shanghai. Aug. li A Russian tcrpedo boat destroyer arrived here to-day. It Is reported that four Russian battle ships are eff the Saddle Islands, about seventy miles southeast of this port- The Saddle Islands are about K miles from Port Arthur, which place the Rus sian squadron left at 7 a, m. "Wednesday, August 10. LEGION OE HONOR, af Henry A. Wyman to Take Charge of Supreme Councils . Affairs. Boston. Avg. li-Henry A. Wyman was to-day appointed permanent receiver of the Supreme Council of the American Legion of Honor, a. beneflclary organiza tion, with headquarters in this city. The Insurance Commissioners claimed that the condition of the organization was such as to render Its continuance haiard ou to the public. A few weeks ago the Supreme Council of the organization applied to tho Stat In surance Department for mo.OCO of tho emergency fund kept on deposit with the State Treasurer, in order that th associa tion might meet death claims pending. This request was refused. The emergency fund In the State treasury amounts to .ya One hundred thousand dollars of this Is reported represented by real estate In this city. State Insurance Commissioner Cut ting said that there Is a deficiency of 310,00 in the organization's financial standing' as accounted for June ZL He also said that death claims aggregat ing COO.OOO remained unpaid. The organization was incorporated under Massachusetts laws In lSTt Its member ship at cne time extended to all parts of the country, and la 1K numbered G37. Its 3.633 members at the present time are scattered among many States. Peter F. McGovern of New York la presldent- The company began to go downhill after a decision to reduce Its maximum benefit from J3,0W to .600. A rapid de cline In membership and endless lawsuits followed. The organization's officers agreet to a receivership. EAST SIDE FIRE fe LOSS $50,000 Coal Chutes and Cars on Termi nal Tracks Destroyed Early This Morning. Coal chutes In the Terminal Railroad As sociation yards Just above the Relay De pot In East St. Louis caught fire at 1 o'clock this morning, causing a damage estimated at PO.MO. The Are spread among two trains of freight cars near the Relay Depot. One string of cars was drawn out in order that the Fire Department could play US' on it. The. coal chutes could not he reached OS account of the network of tracks that sur rounded them, and were destroyed. The Ore was still burning at S o'clock this morning. . RECEIVER I tSU'&r A--,i?-'S&X&'$' s -ia.. 7 -- .r-y .-A ji- -i,tv . 'K .4 -i 3f ?i "r-t w,v ..