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JH-j:vhzxr&-f wj5.-vsft--,-s5''' Oj T ,1 mm- ! T?ia COMPETENT H0USE6IRLS May lie secured through a Re public "Want" 'JUL. 14 Words or Less 10c Any druggist will take your Ad. to? 1 43 PAGES V TO-DAY WORLD'S FAIR INOIA OJPEN " CLOSES DBG. 1. NINETY-SEVENTH YEAE. SATUEDAY. MORNING, OCTOBER 29. 1904. -r, t -r r- -r, ( In St. Louis, One Cent. i H K, T fl Hi .J Outside St. Looli. Two Ceata.1 X AIJ.VXI J On Trains. Three Cenls. c-JXtzugiip" REPUBLIC. THE ST LOUIS . ;- K V i 'i. v' K. SW -iSBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB ' i3-iu -fl?? -nt&j i -SiKy SgBS T?lija DETECTIVES SAVE FIVE PERSONS IN BURNING HOTEL Mother And Two Children Panic Stricken And Are Carried to Broadway Pavement. FEET AND HANDS SCORCHED. Arrival of Officers Cremin and Finan Prevents Hannibal .Family From Suffo cating. FIRE IN A TICKET OFFICE Hostelry Filled With Smoke and the Damage From the Flames and Water Is Estimated at 110,000. One man, two women and two children were aroused from their slumber by fire at 10 o'clock last night at the 'World's FWr Hotel. No. 112 North .Broadway, and assisted to the street by Detectives Cre min and Finan. while flames threatened to destroy the building. Doctor G. H. Smith. Mrs. Smith, their daughter. Mrs. Eugene Warren, and her Children. Raymond. 12 years old. and Lil lian, aged, 10, all of Hannibal, were asleep on the third floor of the building ,when the fire started In the .ticket office of Simon Stelner. No. 114 North Broadway, over which the hotel Is located. Mrs. Mary Dlkob, mother of the proprietor- of the hotel, was seated In the parlor on the second floor when the fire started and smoke filled the house. Her screams for help attracted a large crowd, In if. were Detectives Finan and Cremin. WOMEN PANIS STRICKEN. . Dashing up the steps the detectives were .told by H. E. Appleg&te, the clerk, that the only women In the house were on the third floor. They ran to the room mentioned and found theworaen and cbll dren In a panic. , Mrs. Warren fainted when she was car ' rledVby Cremin. who. took Iter downstairs into the hall, where sparks were falling; but her mother retained' her composure and was guided to the street by Finan. The detcctH'es rushed back and De tective Finan took Doctor Smith by the arm, placed the phldren in front and told them to hurry down the stairs. The 'thick, smoke In the- hall and the falling sparks terrified the little ones and they ran screaming back Into the room. Finan ordered Doctor Smith to go on and took both the children in his arms. The feet of .both were badly burned when he carried 'them to the ground. Doctor Smith Is a leading dentist of Han nlbal, who has been In St. Louis several dayi'peefng the Fair. He was' accom panied by his wife, daughter and grand children. His .son-in-law, cashier of the it. If-.: X. and Wabash at Hannibal, was to Join him in a few days. The World's Fair Hotel is a flve-story building, "contclnng forty room. Twenty persons' were In the hotel when the fire whs. discovered, and nearly all had reached the sidewalk before the arrival of the en gines ' The clerk then thought of the Smith family, and, as the .detectives bad Just come fn, they ran to-thelr rooms. The At B. Ci saloon, the People's ticket office and Stelner's ticket office" were gut ted' by fire. , T All the places were flooded with water and everything soaked -so that the fire and .water loss will be large. DAMAGE ESTIMATED AT $10,000. Officials of the Fire Department refused to estimate it last nlgtij, "but it, Is thought that the loss will exceed $10,000. "The-.manager of the hotel, James M. DIkqb," remained in the buildjng until he jva"s forced to leave by the firemen. The only Injuries, besides shock suffered by those who were frightened, were burned hands 'by Lillian "Warren and badly burned feet by Raymond Warren. COLORADO WOMEN CHARGED "WITH ELECTION FRAUDS. Calte for Seaate at" Poeblo Ac f eaaea-Vsilr Voters of Illegal Pueblo, Colo.. Oct 21.-Informations were filed to-day by District Attorney Low, fesAftlsir'stra. X. e; Browne and Mrs. Tit' K Hall wtUi'iUalegItraUo3. vJoJtt JfcarUn. Democratic, candidate ler ta'te" Mator. swofe'that he saw ihe two women register in several voting pre cincts. -They nave not been "arrested, and' are reported to have fled the city. i-'iilu wmintn id rnumidtu. & Light Variable Winds. Will Con tinue to JBJow. Clear skies with moderate temperature pd light, variable 'winds. Is the order of to-day's -weather, according to the local KSStlt? Weather forecaster, and the forecast for u8tiTS- .lo-morrow is laenucai wiut xnai ,ior to-lv4:j-fe iThVlktTinn th? Tinner Mlsslsslbni iETKt -.- -s.- --. -.. -z ...r .. -l..- ?. ;?j i-.The-Jakeretlon. the" tipper Misslislppt SvValfeyiind the lower Missouri Valley are SfeM'iJiitietasT'trealed .to a, warm EpellJ' while .-IVS'i '-' . - -.. .--.'..- - - .. . . ... . jb ineunio vauey ana tnrougnput iew laaasna laemounjsanpus.aistricis. oi in jrsesung weaker prevails. kv,3v!Tii;.iuBesr.,poinirecnea. oytne ,mer-S'-V&iWtVf-J2 JLbulsjresterday' was 64de LOCAL DEMOCRACY UNITED FOR THE ENTIRE TICKET Demonstrations at Three Big Meetings Last Night Clearly Indicate That It Will Support the City, Stateand "National Candidates Folk Gets Great Ovation in South St. Louis When He Dis cusses Boodle Situation Ha wes, Crow and Candidates Make Addresses. Fresh from many country ovations and from a monster demonstration at Omaha, Circuit Attorney Folk, swinging through St. Loula, found that his own town could outdo all others In according honor to him as Democratic nominee and prosecutor of national fame. He literally swept the city last night to the tune of thousands of cheering throats. Two reception in North St. Louis could net have been excelled for enthusiasm and attendance. It was welcome home to "Jie" thus the shouters called him and a rousing welcome. One meeting in South St. Louis found 3,000 crowding the big Hashagen Hall, and they cheered "Joe" and they cheered his work, when references to phases of the latter were made, until It seemed that throats would. crack with the strain. It was a showing for tho St. Louis Democracy wholly encouraging. City candi dates were present, and each was applauded in his turn. Hawes spoke and the coherts yelled. When through with his address. Folk could hardly escape to go on to the next hall, so densely did they pack him around, eager to shake his hand. To keep his dates he wns hurried "from hall to hall in an automobile. It was a rapid and a big swing around the circle, despite that the radius was not a long one. It was not &o much that they cheered, but what they cheered, which shows Folk's strength. No utterance was more heartily Indorsed than his blunt announcement that he wants no boodle votes. The day was a trying one. He traveled the whole of it until evening, save for a stop at California, where 'he addressed a St. Louis Democracy, at three big meet ings laJt night, at which Circuit Attorney Folk, Attorney General E. C'. Crow, va rious local candidates, and Harry B. Hawes, addressed the audiences assembled, proved by the boisterous enthusiasm shown that it Is united behind the ticket, city, national and State. The South" St Louis gathering "proved beyond question the strength of Folk In that section of the city. His picture, his name and person, when he appeared, were signals for prolonged bursts of applause. He was "Joe" to the crowd, which kept reminding him In stentorian cries, "Joe. you're all right." His auditors, from the laborer, in Jeans, who stood near the stand 'and was one of the loudest shouters. to the cleaner shaven men who were sprin kled In the assemblage, were plainly In' sympathy with him'. He responded with one of the. best, speeches of his recent lengthy speech making tours. The meeting started off In old-Ume Democratic fashion. Marching clubs and bands entered, headed by Louis Kunz, the Tenth Ward Committeeman. Pictures of the nominees were carried and campaign slogans displayed. Measured by noise, by the stamplngand cheers, enthusiasm was not visibly or. audibly below the standard of previous campaigns. A city audience can be Just as powerfully for good govern ment as a. country audience, for', when Folk declared that if boodle were not an issue in St Louis it ought to be. you would have thought that the explosion of huzzahs would life the roof of the big au ditorium. Folk 'was the' first speaker. "Looking at this vast audience," he be gan, "I believe that South St. Louis Is going. Democratic this fall." Cheers and shouts of ""It is, Joe!" "And I have been to every county in this. State," he continued, "and J. say ..to. you'fo-nlght that Missouri is going to roll up the biggest majority she has ever given." MORE APPLAUSE ON BOODLE ISSUES.. His. treatment of the boodle' issue-proved, to be superlatively popular. He was' proud to belong to a party which has been courageous enough to strike a blow and take a stand against corruption in public affairs, and plainly the crowd was proud, too. He believed that a boodler Is not a Dem ocrat, not a Republican- but a criminal, and ought to be treated as such, and the cheers of the . audience showed that it held that belief, too. He said that not In all the history of this State has a. boodler been prosecuted or convicted except by a Democratic offi cial; and his hearers whooped approval. Publication of the fact of corruption in Missouri and the e.teps taken to eradi cate it, he argued, does not blacken the State's reputation, but the contrary; and everybody agreed. Such logic "as that which deplores magazine "articles treating the subject, he said, is like that of the old man who would not take a bath for fear people would think that he had needed one. "I want to be elected by honest votes or I don't want to be elected at all." At this pentence another outburst came and was repeated again and again. "If boodle is -not an issue In St. Louis It ought to be. Tqu have lived under a relgn'ot .bribery, and you have lived un" der a reign of law. Now. which do you like the best? Tou can go back to those days when the streets "were unswept and unpaved, when corruption ruled at the City Hall, when straw men held high carnival' on the city payroll, when citizen; groped the streets "unlit on 'their way except by lanterns or the pale rays of the moon." They yelled like Comanches at refer ence to that orb of night of which Zle enhein thought so highly. "If that's the kind "of government yon like. it's, the kind you can' get If you want the reign of law continued,' continue the Democrats' in power and you will get it The Democratic city ticket is a good one, and If elected I believe it will work to maintain ihe rcgn of law now exist? log." AUDIENCE WAS "GOING." -We wouldn't have had it but for you, Joe," cried one admirer. "That's rignt" put in another. "Go on," demanded a third. Folk" had the audience" "going,"' 'so to 'speak. ' "l "You people of South St. Louis ought to be anxious to prevent the" reign of bribery from returning," he 'continued. For ;ev ery corrupt dollar that a cdrrvpt'-'offlcla! receives comes sooner or later jout-of 'th,e pockets of the people; The time was hot 'so long since when not a Mil- passed put .the Municipal Assembly that" was' not bribed through, no, not one.- Men took bribes and boasted of It. JJow they of the opposition say give us'back St. Louis and give us the State along wUh'ltJ' The very- same' machine asks? Ithls 'which reigned over you as 1 have described. "1 cay to you that the leopard has nqi changed his spots, though he sow seema to have, bigger appetite." Indirectly" he referred to the negative record of Walbrldge" as Mayor, and hejis again the South St, Louis gathering of 3,000 whooped their appreciation. 'J- "When a" watchman applies for a posij t'lon." said the nominee, "It Is nbt-'a veiy 'good record for him If the last place it which he' watched was robbed under his nose. Instead of stamping. out Doodling) then, bcbdlers 'came veryffjear'stanjplnit 'out.'the'jcjty." " .' ,,' i.W""i "Good "boy. Joe," howled a .friend.- J i have tried to"" do my duty lnHheposi- tion.'lnwhlch". I hve.,"beenTtri-te1d,.";' fee big Moniteau County crowd. continued. "I have done the very best I could." f "Tou've done all right," cried someone. In closing he spoke of the increased "re sponsibility with which it expected to in vest in him as Governor. "I shall give you the very best service," said he, '"that ,my heart and brain are capable of,'.' (Again the cheering.) Carl Otto, nominee for Circuit Attorney; A. C. Stuever. E. C. Crow and Harry Hawes followed In the order named. Otto was well received. He called at tention to the duties of the Circuit Attor ney as defined by law, and declared that lie would' live-up to them. He also spoke of the political' record of" A. N. Sager. Mr. Otto said, in part: Our Constitution provides that excessive ball shall not be required nor excessle fines Im posed, nor cruel and unusual punishment in flicted. Trial bv Jurv shall remain inviolate. That no Derson shall be compelled to testify against himself In a criminal cause, nor shall any person after beinr once acquitted bv a Jury be axaln for the same offense put In Jeopardy of life or liberty. In criminal prosecuttonv the accused shall have the rieht to appear and de fend In person and by counsel;, to demand the nature and cause of the accusation; to meet the witnesses asalnst him face to face: to hae process to compel the attendance of witnesses 13 his behalf, and a sneedv. pnbllc trial bv an impartial Jury of the county. That no person shall be deprived of life, liberty or oroperty wlthout due process ot law. Th courts of Justice shall be open to every person, and certain remedy arforced for even Injury to person, property or character, and that, right and Justice should be administered without sale, denial or delay. That the people shall be secure In their person!, papers, homes and effects from a unreasonable searches and selxures. DUTIES OF CIRCUIT ATTORNEr. The duties of the Circuit Attorney, under our system of government, as defined by our Con stitution and statutes, have been frequently expounded and illustrated by, the decisions of our courts.- They havei held that the "office ) not In quisitorial, but accusatory. The Incumbent Is vested with a certain discretion as to when, how and against whom he shall proceed. lie must not act In a case where he has a Pecuniary Interest or a family connection with the parties Involved. It Is Intended that he ehall be disinterested and Impartial, with no purpose In any case save to protect the Inno cent and punish the guilty. In accordance with the terms of law. So be must neither bring nor tolerate false or unfounded charges. It Is his duty to advise the Grand Jury In any case before them, but he may not seek to control their action. He must not consort with witnesses or jurors in such manner as to influence them to testify or decide unfairly or with prejudice. He, should not distort or withhold evidence in order to con vict, or misstate either the facts or the law. The duties of such an office are difficult, delicate and honorable In the highest degree. They demand professional learning and experi ence, and, above all, they demand Judicial im partiality and integrity. That'l "should be nominated to an office which requires such qualifications, by the party with which I am affiliated, is the occasion at once ff grtat gratification and of deep solicitude. It called to the exercise of its high responsi bilities. I pledge you my most earnest and faithful endeavors to merit the confidence be stowed by- my fellow-cltliens. I shall devoW myself to the, duties ot the office, and shall ad minister it without fear or faor, with no pur pose, save to contribute, as far as the utraon al, fidelity and Industry on my part will go. to the administration of Justice in accordance with the law of Jhe land. CROW ON NATIONAL ISSUES. Mr. Crow talked on national issues at length". He had favored another man for presidential honors, but Parker and' the Democratic party represent he main tained, the safe policies for this country. He pointed to the national Republican record as full of inconsistencies, with such deeds as have been done done for political advantage. Turning to State is sues, he attacked the Republican party record In the State and emphasized the Weakness of Walbrldge at this time when a special Issue shakes Missouri. Stuever received a big ovation from his South St Louts friends. He declared that It was his first speech and that he didn't expect It io be much of a speech, but- one thing be could say eloquently, the Dem ocratic city ticket is the best in the field and ought to be elected. Hawes arrived late. His entry was oc casion for further uproar, which continued at. intervals in the course of his address. He upheld the platform, city and State, and argued for "both tickets. He main tained 'that It Is the Ume for alt good Democrats to" stay In line, work and vote. REFUSES REGISTRATION TO A FILIPINO RESIDENT. Inlander Says as United States Orrna 'His Home Land, He Should Have Right to Vote. New" Haven. Conn., Oct. 28. Registrars of voters to-day refused to admit to suf frage JT- E. Lagdameo". a Filipino student at the Tale Forestry School, saying that as Lagdameo was not native born, it was necessary for him to become naturalized before, he could vote. Lagdameo said that as the United States owns the Philippines, he was a citizen ot this country! After considerable :.rgu rKcntithe. question was brought. to the" at tention of Assistant Attorney General Robb at Wasbingtoniwho made "this state-, ment by telephone: . "The Supreme Court of the United State hag held" that a Filipino Is not'jt cltlsertof the Unitetl States." Therefore If ib"eriaw.!.of Connecticut requires a'votsr, trt.bje i .citizen, he Tnust .'be naturalized."' , -xne Jjiupino was nor rcgisierea. : u. SAYS THE RUSSIAN VERSION IS THRUST AT BRITON'S HONOR Premier Balfour Declares Admi ral Rejesvensky's Report Sounds Like a Romance. FLEET MENACE TO NEUTRALS. Scouts Idea of Torpedo Attack, Declaring 2fo Japanese Ves sel Was Within, 14,00p Miles. INVESTIGATION A NECESSITY. Only the Punishment? of Those Guilty, of the Outrage Could Satisfy England's De mands. London, Oct 28. Premier Balfour, speaking at a meeting offtlie National Union of Conservative Clubs7at Southamp ton to-night, broke the silence which had been so long preserved and had brought the people of the United Kingdom to a condition of almost desperate irritation and had siwn rise to misconceptions which Mr. Balfour to-night exno?ed. "The Russian Ambassador." said Mr. Balfour, "has authorized a statement to the foilowing' effect: 'The Russian Gov ernment on hearing of the North Sea In cident, at once expressed Its profound re gret and also promised most liberal com pensation. The Russian Government has ordered the detention at Vigo of that part of the fleet which was concerned in the Incident, In orcier that the naval authori ties "might ascertain what officers .were rer sponsible for It; that those officers and any material witnesses would not proceed on the vokage-to the far Sast: that In quiry would be instituted into the facts by an international commission provided by The Hague convention." Mr. Balfour said that this arrangement was' not an arbitration: it was the con stitution of an International commission in order to find out theT'facts. Any person found guilty would be tried and punished adequately. The Russian Government un dertook that precautions Would be taken to guard against recurrence of -such in cidents. Special Instructions .on this sub ject would be- issued. "&? . SAYS ItUSSIAV VERSIOX SOUNDS I.IKE ROMANCE. Mr. Balfour said: "If this meeting had been held yesterday evening I would not have dared preface my remarks in a hopeful tone. Everybody felt that If the trawler incident could be repeated a belligerent fleet was Indeed a pest against which all neutral Powers would be bound to combine. The only version we had on Monday of the lament able incidents of the previous Friday was the version supplied us by the trawlers. Thursday morning the situation changed because for the first time we had the coun ter story supplied by the Russian Ad miral. "In the story of our fishermen there was much tragedy, but no romance; in the story of the Russian Admiral there Is no tragedy, but I am driven to the belief that there is much, romance. "It is impossible to doubt which 13 the correct story. I should not have approached It but for the fact that the Admiral's story Is really an attack upon our na tional honor and Implies that we are not doing our duty ns neutrals. In an island kingdom like-Great Britain the nationality of every craft is known. It is Inconceiv able Uiat we could, be harboring Japanese steamers and warships without Russia, and. indeed, the whole civilized world, knowing Jt. I enter a most emphatic pro test against such an allegation. The truth will be made manifest and clear as noon day when the Inquiry is held, which in most statesmanlike manner has been wel comed by the Czar. But In bare Justice to the Czar and the Russian Govern ment. I will say they never at any time underestimated the gravity of trie crisis or failed to. do what they could to dimin ish It RtlSSIAN ADMIRAL HAS DASGEROIS THEORY. "Remember the wheels of diplomacy move slowly... and perhaps the wheels of Russian diplomacy especially slowly; but It should be borne In mind that the trag edy was not known until Monday and the Government at once expressed Its. sorrow and promised reparation, and. at the very beginning intimated that any wrongdoer ought to receive punishment. One diffi culty was that the fleet' which committed the outrage was on its way to the il limitable East. That difficulty has been got over, but there is another difficulty, namely, that the Russian Admiral has a theory of the rights and duties of a bel ligerent fleet as against neutrals which would really make the high seas a place of pnbllc danger. "Suppose.jsqme dark night a Uncr or transport fell in with the second Pacific fleet at Gibraltar, where they had Intended to, divide, and. approached within the magic distance. According to the Admiral's theory, he would be -justified in sinking It The position' is one impossible for neu trals to -tolerate. A fleet animated by that policy would be a fleet which would have to be eliminated -out of existence if civi lized commerce was to pursue its way un impeded. I am glad to think that in this view the Russian Government agrees, and has given orders which will prevent a re currence of-the tragedy that has filled our hearts with sorrow and the hearts of all those who had, heard of it abroad with something approaching Indignation." BALFOUR PAY'S COJIPtlJIE-fT TO CZAR. The .Government, Mr. Balfour' said, had no desire to take advantage of Russia's difficulties to enforce its demands. It-had appealed simply to justice and equity to principles which ought to govern in the good relations between nations; and It had not appealed in vain, if "might have been far" otherwise; .and "that it "was" not, was due. In great measure to the-ioreslgbL and wisdonv.ot-lhe-.Czar. The? .world' had Continued on rage'Ttro, ENGLAND AND RUSSIA AGREE TO REFER ALL CONTROVERSY TO THE HAGUE TRIBUNAL Ambassador Benkendorff and Lord Lansdowne Reach a Pacific Settlement After Special Meeting of the British Cabinet Ad miral Rojesvensky's Squadron Will Remain at Vigo Until Dep ositions Are Taken There and at Hull for Arbitration Commission. BRITISH NAVY CONTINUES TO London, England, Oct. 28. The angry war clouds. have now passed over, and a peaceful settlement of the Anglo-Russian controversy is assured by the reference of the dispute to a court of Inquiry under The. Hague tribunal. Several minor formalities remain to be arranged, but a basis of the settlement was agreed upon by Ambassador Benken dorff nnd Lord Lansdowne after a. special meeting of the British Cabinet this after noon. APPOIKTJ1EXT OF ARBITRATORS WILL BE ARRANGED TO-DAY'. Tho appointment cf the arbitrators will be discussed to-morrow between Ambas sador Benkendorff and Lord Lansdowne. The only detail which remains to be ar ranged is the permission of Spain for the portion, of the Russian squadron concerned In the North Sea incident to remain at Vigo until the Inquiry Is completed. This, no doubt, will be'bbtalned. The remainder of the Russian squadron is expected to proceed to Its destination. Thus Is a settlement, made of a dispute which but for this solution would have led to a clash between the British Channel Squadron and the Russian Second Pacific fleet, plunging the two nations into war. How near was the rupture was evi denced by the fact that Great Britain went to the length of conveying a strong hint to Russia that unless satisfaction were given, insuring an adequate inquiry and the pun ishment of anyone found guilty, the Rus sian squadron would not be allowed to pro. ceed beyond Tangier. Even this morning. In dispatching cruisers from Gibraltar. Vice Admiral Lord Beresford. the com mander of the Channel Squadron, is re ported to have signaled them: "Situation critical. Good luck." fh'exch" "minister potent influence. Throughout the affair the Influence of the recent Anglo-French understanding has been a potent element, and Ambassa dor Cambon. whether acting personally or in behaif of the French Government, has been indefatigable in using his close re lationship with both the British Govern ment and in the Russan Embassy to bring about an honorable settlement No International investigation will be held at Hull, but the Government has In vited Russia to send a representative of her embassy to. Hull, where he will be afforded every facility. An Inquiry Is now proceeding at Vigo, conducted by Russian officers. THE HAGUE CONY-ENTION SATISFACTORY' BASIS. It Is suggested that the articles of con vention concluded at The Hague furnish a good and satisfactory basis for the con templated procedure. Articles 9, etc, ot the convention dealing with international commissions of Inquiry regarding "dif ferences lnvolvng neither honor nor vital Interests arising from differences of opin ion on points of fact," and how the court of-inquiry shall be Instituted, are consid ered to meet the situation. nOJESTVENSKY GIVES DETAILED A COUNT. The Daily Chronicle to-morrow will pub lish an interview had with Admiral Rojest vensky at Vigo to-day, which gives a few Interesting statements not yet published. The Admiral Is quoted as saying that when the vessels of the Russian squadron found themselves surrounded by the fish ing fleet, the warships had to stop their engines continually so as not to get their screws entangled in the nets. The warships frequently gave way to the trawlers. Suddenly the cruiser Aurora saw ahead two torpedo boats coming toward the squadron at full peed. She turned her searchlight on them and then noticed two floating mines In close to her. An order to fire on the torpedo boats was immedi ately given, with the result that one of them was sunk and the other escaped and was lost sight of among the trawlers. TWO RUSSIANS STRUCK BY' SHELLS FROM BOATS. The Admiral added there were two men Injured on his flagship. One, a priest, had a hand shot off. Six shots fired during the Incident hit the Russian vessels. The Aurora was hit and has not yet been re paired. One trawler came within range of a searchlight and immediately the projector was turned skyward at an angle of 45 degrees, as a signal for the squadron not to fire on that boat. The fire lasted all together nine minutes. Touching on the warship which is al leged, to have remained behind, the Ad mlrai said: "Any English naval officer understands that It would be Impossible for a Russian war vessel to remain behind, considering the, presence of hostile torpedo boats. The trawlers had their llRht out. "I need hardly affirm to you my abso lute conviction in the presence of these torpedo boats. I am verv sorry for what has occurred. I did not know of It until I arrived here. I sincerely hope the mat-i ter will be settled amlcablv." FISHERMEN DENY PRESENCE OF JAP TORPEDO BOATS. 'In reply "to an inqury regarding the al leged presence of torpedo boats among the Hull fishing fleet. Doctor Jackson, so licitor of the owners' fleet, wires as fol lows: "I have personally Interviewed the crews of the Moulmeln, Mino and Gull, and Ite boatswain of the Crane and the other Injured men from the Crane. They unani mously and emphatically deny Admiral Rojestvensky's suggestion concerning' ves sels Ilk? topedo boats moving rapidly among the fishing fleet, which they 'char acterize as a fabrication. Trawlers could not be mistaken for war vessels, nor our fishermen for Japanese. "The steam trawler Kennett has sent In a report that the last Russian vessel flred at ber at 7 a. nt, the shot -passing f between her funnel and foremast The Moulmeln and the Mtno saw the Russians at 4 a. m.. and 6 a. m.," respectively."- Doctor Jackson suggests' that the'Brlttsh Counsul at Gafle, Sweden, showed, caret jl statements from the Swedish steamer Aldebaran.. "fired at by the Russians' two I hours beforeour vessel.' PREPARE FOR ANY EMERGENCY COMPLAINT FILED WITH GERMAN GOVERNMENT. Bremen, Germany, Oct 3. The" port authorities have officially re- ported to the German Government the firing on the German fishing vessel Sonntag by Russian war- ships, October 21, off Horn's Reef. It was reported from Berlin this 4 morning that the German Govern- 4 ment was not disposed to take up the Sonntag incident, especially in O view of the fact that no complaint had been filed. Germany did not 4 doubt that the vessel was fired on. but did not wish to become involved 4 in the Anglo-Russian controversy. Now that a complaint has been filed, Germany's attitude is prob- k-matlcal. E AS HALL BURNS Girls' Bravery Averts Panic at Fire at De Honey Dancing Academv. MUSIC. DOES NOT CEASE. Sheds in Rear of Building De stroyed, and the Back Part of the Main Structure Damaged. A panic -was- narrowly averted at the Da Honey Dancing Academy. No. 3S05 Olive street last night about 9:30 o'clock" .when fire was discovered In the rear of the building. The presence of -mind of two young women, who are visiting In this city from Jaducah. Ky.. and their escorts, by starting up a waltz on the floor of the burning building while the others were making a wild rush for the door, proba bly saved many of the 200 persons in the hall from serious injur-. The blaze was discovered by a young woman who sat near on the windows. She Jumped .to her feet and darted for the door.- shouting "fire." Instantly the hall was in a commotion. The blaze lighted up the buildings for several squares around, and to add to the excitement the music suddenly ceased. Allan M. Lynch, who Is visiUng in this city with Professor De Honey, jumped to the floor and called for partners for a dance, at the eame- time shouting that there was no danger, as the fire was only in a shed. Miss Driscoll, with her cousin. a Miss Fitzgerald; who are here seeing the Fair, instantly responded, and tile quartet began dancing about the floor. This had the effect of stemming the ex citement, and in a few moments calm ness was restored. The? excitement was but- temporary. Calmer heads in the crowd easily prevailed upon the ladies to remain in the hall, assuring them that there was, no" danger. The music contin ued durlngj the entire blaze. The Are originated in some sheds back of the studio and spread to the building adjoining, tho dance hall. The blaze was quickly extinguished when the Fire De partment arrived. Damnce to thp -rtent of J2M was done the studio and about J50O wju tuer iue loss io ine rear or tne danc ing academy. The blaze did not inter fere with the programme for the evening and the dances which are scheduled for the rest of the week will take place. MAY GIVE DAILY EXHIBITION FLIGHTS Dally exhibition airship -fights are to be a feature at the World's Fair, beginning to-day. Arrangements were completed yesterday between the Exposition Com pany and Thomas C. Benbow, skipper of "The Meteor," by which he will demon strate the dlrigiblllty of his craft every day that the weather permits. Whether or not the flights are made, the machine will be on public view. The flights will be between the hours of 2 and 4 o'clock each afternoon. Unless the wind is blowing a gale, he will make captive flights for the edification of that part of the public which desires to see a captive airship flight. When ,the weather is favorable he will give . "cut-loose" flights, and for every trip to Plaza St. Louis and return he will receive a prize of JOOO from the Exposi tion. A large crowd which had assembled yes terday to see the aeronaut go up In the. air in his ship was disappointed at his failure to do so. They waited the better part of the afternoon, but were treated to nothing more thrilling than the regular ascensions of the captive balloon. Mr. Benbow's failure to go up with his winged steed was due to the fact that he has not been able to obtain a sufficient supply of' gas to enable him to make a successful trip. He utilized this oppur- tunlty to overhaul the machinery of the vessel and make .some needed improve ments. The Meteor was pronounced In perfect condition' at the end of the over hauling. V. A flight Of the Francois, or Lambert, airship, on- wnlch the. 'knowing ones are oirtnlnr their faith as a winner, in nrnm- jsed for- next Monday It a sufficient sup ply oi gas can dc ooiainea pyicat tune. COUPLES DAN TO-DAY'S PROGRAMMES AT THE WORLD'S FAIR. SPECIAL EVENTS. MORNING. E 130 a. m. to 5:20 p. m. Ferria Whael gives free tickets to see illumination to-nis&t. 9:00 Poultry. Pijreon and Pet Stock Show. Ilvc-stock section. 13.00 Hatching chickens by incubator. Poultry Show. Lecture. Mrs. Hay Wricat Eewell, Flor ence Crittenden Mission. Interstate Commerce Law Convection. Dormitory Hall. 1130 PyrheUosropher demonstration, east of United States plant map. AFTERNOON. 1:W Gymnastic championships. Physical Cul ture building. ::-Meetlcz Interdenominational Home Mis sionary Society. Festival Hall. Captlrt Benbow airship. Aerodrome. 30 Aeroplane clidinic. PJaia Su Louis. Football. Washington University vs. Mm University cf Texas. Stadium. 5:00 Lecture. Itouefaction ot air and hydrogen, Juryroom. Palace of Liberal Arts. Weekly receptisn. Brazilian Pavilion. EVENING. S;0O Fireworks and Dyrotechnic illumination. Ca-cade Gardens and Terrace of State. 9:W to S:0 Demonstration of china decoration. Block 23. Mlnlcs building; REGULAR EVENTS. MOPPING. 8:CO Grounds open. Troop drill. United States Marines,- Plaza Orleans. 8:29 a. m. to 7:30 p m. Free guides leave sta tions within Jerusalem everr 10 minuter. 8:30 Feeding birds and game. Missouri out door exhibit, 8:30 a. m. to 6 p. m. Ferris wheel runs, giv ine best daylight view of Exposition. 9:00 Exhibit palaces open until sunset. Guard mount. Scouts. Philippines. Guard mount. CcntaboIary. Philippines. Feeding beavers. Palace of Forestry. Flss and Game. VIsayan class. Model School. Philippines. Guard mount. Constabulary, Philippines. Foreign buildings open. Feeding seals. Government Fisheries Ta vlllon. Queen's Jubilee presents en view. Con gress building. Heliograph demonstrations. Signal corps. - Government building. 930 a. m. to 1130 p. m. Creation, on tha Pike, open, continuous performance. 10:00 Hagenbeck1! open. Continuous perform'c. 10.30 Igorrote. Negrito and Moro class. Model School. Phllirplnes. 11:00 Demonstration, mocel dry dock. Govern ment building. Drill, seacoast guns. Government H1IL Drill. Scouts. Philippines. Literary-music programme, Indian School building. Classes of blind and deaf, east nave Pal- ac of Education. Kindergarten classes. Model. playground, cascades in operatxen-Lantern-slide exhibition. Interior Depart ment. Government building. AFTEP.NO0N. 12:00-Ml!klng and feeding cows In dairy test. Dairy Bams. " ia-Bcer War. three famous battles. 1:09 Literary class work. Indian School bMg. 130 Classes of blind and deaf, east nave. Pal ace or Education. Hourly milk tests. Palace of Education. Drill. United States Llfesavers. lake north of Palace p Agriculture. J.-00 Lantern-slide exhibit, frareau of Chemis try, Government building. Cascades In operation 339, 4:30. C30 and 920 Battle- of Santiago. Naval Show, west end of the Pike. 3:09 Kindergarten classes. Model Playground. Heliograph 'demonstrations. Signal Corps podium. Government building. .Radium exhibit.. Interior Department Government building. Feeding of birds. Government Bird nage. Demonstration Seating dry dock; Navy 330 Boer War. three famous battles. 3-30 Dreys parade. United States Marines, Plaza St. Louis. 4:0O-WIrele3 teleeraah demonstrations. Signal Corp. Dodlum. Government building. Drill. United States Hospital Corss. Cams near Parade Entrance, 430 Feeding birds and game. Missouri outdoor exhibit. -DrilL seacoast guns. Government HiTI. 4:tS-Parade. United -States-Marines and 11a- rineBand. Plaza St. Louis. :00 Cascades In operation. EVENING. t.-OO Flag salute and dress parade. Indian! School. . Old Indfan sports 'and nastimesL Flaxa :OT p m. to JO ja p. m. Ferris .Wheel. .Beat place to view lhuminatlons and flinnrks- SJO ililkln- and feedlsr cows tn dairr-teiS .Daisj, .Barns., 1M Boer- War. three famous catties. ."3n Illumination or grounds and bufidlnss. 1:30 Cascades In operation. MUSIC EVENTS- MORNING. 9:30 Government Indian Band. Indian School. Twentv-fonrth United States Infantry .Band. Government Hill. Orcan recital. Iowa buildfnc. 10:W-Orchestra. Missouri building. 10:3-Orgnn recitaL. French aectlon. Palaca ot Liberal AtV Pong recital Indiana building. llrfO-ttfflstabnlarr .Band. Philippines. United States Marine Band. Government Building. -liao-Orran recital. J F. Wolle of Bethlehem. Pa.. Festival Han. AFTERNOON. 1:50 Government Indian Band. Indian School. Twenrv-fonrth United states Infantry Band. Government Hill. Z.-00 Vocal concert. Missouri building. Concert. Oregjn building. Orchestra. Temple'nf Fraternltr. Far-well concert, united states Uariat Band, Government building. Well's Band. Cascade Gardens. Mexican Band. Plaza St. Loot's. ISO-Song recital, Indiana building. 3:00 Orchestra concert, Missouri building. Concert. Illinois section. Palact of AzrV culture. Conort. Text-, building. , Berlin Band. Machinery Gardens. Organ recital. New York building. 4:00 Vocal concert. Missouri building. Organ recital. Iowa bulldlsg. Song recitaL Indiana building. 4:30 SrmDhonv concort. -Exposition Orchestra. Festival Hall. EVENING. t.-OO Exposition Orcbetra. Tyrolean Alps. Mexican Band. Plaza St. Louis. ' . Well's Band. Cascade Gardens. :15 Constabulary Ifcmd. Philippines, ".-to Berlin Band. Machinery Gardens. "JO Organ recital. L. M. Becker ot St, Louis. Festival HalL S:30-Dxpoaltlcn Orchestra. Tyrolean Alps. LEADINQ TOPICS -M TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC WEATHER INDICATIONS. For Missouri and Illinois Fair Sat mdny and Sunday. Page. 3. To-Nlghfs Parade and Bally WlinBa -Monster Affairs. Folk Speaks for Hazel's Election. Randolph County Democratic Bally. 4. Dun's and Bradstreet's Weekly Trada Review. 5. His Confidence Was Misplaced. Kut Growers Association Elects Presi dent. . Visitors Registered at State Buildings. 6. Important Lease in Pine Street Green In All Shades to Be Worn T&S Winter, Gas Company Asks for. a Franchise. 7. Synod ot "Reformed Church Votes fo Union With Presbyterians. Religious. News and Announcements. 2. Editorial. Book News and Gossip. Blockade on Olive Line. 10. The Republic's Dally Racing Form Chart Race Results anil Entries. il. Happenings .in - Illinois Cities and Bulletin, 12. The Republica "Want" AdyjertiieY ments". Birth,- Marriage and Death' Records. ;,f Xew Corporations. .J 13. Rooms for Rent Adsi M. Cotton Market Strong-, WiUr"'Moir;'' erate Gain, River News and Personals; -! :'S"' . . -. , ..-j-S3 15. Indemnity- siock .Lieaca Lccal I ties. Dispersing - of War- Clouds, Wheat,LInuIdat!on, - 'fSSS&l Summary, pc StLqulj'Markeui, "ik A il Fl II sei 3g? ?' fjisoJs-i -""j.-i""w,':LOw-o"fw .--j wym&mms&.&i Ff-n. , s I '.A ., .- ' " l.t'r . , - P Asmi?