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unfinished frame house, porches, Bhade, suburban with two full lots. Owner, a non-resident, says he must eell. Price $750. E. E. Pascoe, 110 N. Wanted $10,000 for three or five years on Phoenix business property se curity . E. F Pascoc. real estate, loans and Insurance, No. 110 North Center street, opposite Adams hotel. EPXJBL t3 Center st.. opposite Adims hotel. FOURTEENTH YEAH. 'PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL SO, 1904. VOL. XIV. NO. 352 THE AMZONA IGAN 1a) X. r AT HOME AGAIN Return of the Ravaging Vladivostok Squadron DETAILS OF THE RAID! Continued Russian Admiration for the! the world that she whi not accept ..... i. j . t. , . , .'mediation to terminate the war with Japanese Who Died A Quiet Period Jniinn Th, ofncial circular Is in part Along the Tain Togo's Fleet Sight- . seeing About Port Arthur. Vladivostok. April 29. The squadron commanded by Rear Admiral Yeiaen . returned here from Its recent opera- j tions off the Korean coast. The squadron consisting of the ar mored crulstrs Rossia, Rurik, Gromo boi, and the protected cruiser Bogatyr, , put to sea at day break on April 23. On ! board the Japanese transport Kinshiu Maru, which was sunk by the squadron Hotchklss guns. After ' the capture ! termination of hostile operations In or several officers attempted to leave the ler ? determine the conditions of transport in boats. The Russian I Peaoe-' boarding party Inspected the transport I Such an outburst of popular enthu ind founH six Infantry nffWrs lo.ked "iasm RS witnessed today the arrival In a cabin, who surrendered. In an other part of the ship 130 infantrymen, who refused to surrender, were found. The men refused to leave the transport, and fired wounding one Russian. Af terwards the transport was sent to the bottom by means of a mechanical mine, and a few shells. The Japanese on board did not cease to fire and made no attempt to save themselves though j they had a launch The firing of the Japanese actually continued until the. waves closed over the shin. The prisoners numbered 183 including seventeen officers. DEATH ADMIRED. Ft. Petersburg. April 29. The details of Admiral Yeszen's raid shows that it was entirely successful. The admiral safely brought back his ships to Vlad ivostok after Inflicting materi ll and moral damage to the enemy. The cruise was a most darlnir one. Tho tn- I cmy's squadron was known to ba in proximity, which nerersi rated the prompt sinking of the Japaenpe trans- port Kinshiu Maru. The conduct of I the 13') troops remaining on board the Kinshiu Maru refusing to surrender and firing upon the Russians evm w hile the trans; ort vas sinking, evok ed ur.lounded admiration. This morning Japanese cruisers and six torpedo boats were seen in I.'surl bay, adjacent to Vladivostok. There are persistent rumors of fight ing rn the Yalu. but the Associated Press correspondent is informed that no serious engagements have tiken plate. The fighting is limited to tho outjosts, the Russians harrassing th Japane advance. SUICIDE BEFORE SURRENDER. Tokio. April 29. Seventy-three Jap anese either killed themelvi or were tirowned on the transport Kinshiu Ma- ru, which wa sunk by a torpedo from th Russian cruiser Uossia at midnight on April 26, off Gensan. Many men committed suicide, refusing to surren der to the Russians. SOME WERE SAVED. Ixmdon, April 29. The correspondent SWEET PEAS AND ROSES In Any Quantity. TURNER THE FLORIST, North Cantar tret. Carnival colors in sweet peas at 30c cer 100. 'Phcne Red 373. Before Going Away You had better have your watch or that Jewelry put in order and avoid trouble while away. Watch confidence makes traveling a pleasure when correct time is always a necessity. Yours may be a capable timekeeper but by incom petent repairing you have lost faith in it. We charge you nothing for ex amination. GEO. H. COOK, Jeweler, 134 W. Washington St. PHOENIX, ARIZONA. The Lamson Business College PHOENIX, PRACTICAL BOOKKEEPING, ACTUAL BUSINESS PRACTICE, BANKING . CORPORATION ACCOUNTING, THE GREAT PRIVATE TRAINING Ice Cream and Sherbet Wholesale and Retail Coffee AFs. FORD HOTEL, EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN PLAN THE PHOENIX NATIONAL BANK PHOENIX. ARIZONA. Paid-up Cnptta.1. I100.0GO. Surplus nnd Undivided Proflta, STS.OnO.OO. K. R OAOK, President. T. W. PKMHKRTON. Vice President. H. J. McCLl'MI, Caahler. R. B. BURMP-TKK, AwiUUnt ahier. 8teel-ltnd Vaults and flteel Rarefy Deposit Boxea, General Banking Busi ness. lrnft on all principal cl'les of the world. MKK(TOh:-E. li. fiaire. T. W. Pemherton, F. M. Murphy. T. M. Terry, R. N. Fredericks. I ll. Chalmers, F. T. Alkire, J. M. Ford, IL J. McClung. THE PRESCOTT NATIONAL BANK PRESCOTT. ARIZONA Puld-iin Capita!. 1100,000. Surplus and Undivided Profits. 160,000 r. M. Mt'KrffT. President. MORRIS OOI.DWXT ICR, Vice President. R. N. KREDKHICKB. Chlr. W. C. BltANDON: Assistant Cashier. Brooklyn Cnromo Fteel-lined Vaults and Safe Ieposlt Boxes. A general bank' Ins; hulnes transacted. Idrwtor F. M. Murphy, E. B. Oage, Morris Goldwa tar, Jooa C. Ilerndon. F O. Brwcht, D. M. Ferry, R. N. Fraderlcke. Ljoum data Tslapkoaa Na. ML of the Daily Mail at.Kobo says the captain of the Japanese schoonerChl haya, which arrived at Genan ytster day, announced that he had rescued a boatload of forty-five soldiers and nine members of the crew of the Jap anese transport. Kinshiu, torpedoed and sunk by the Russians Monday at midnight. THE WORLD WARNED. Russia Will Accept no Help in Settling With Japan. St. Petersburg. April 29. In the most catagorl.il terms Russia has notified ns follows "Russia did not wish the war, every thing within the limits of possibility was done by her to solve the complica tions which had arisen in the far east In a peaceful manner, but after a lreacnProu8 surprise on the part of the Japanese which forced Russia to take ' up arms, obviously no friendly media ticn tan have success. 'Similarly the imperial government will not permit the intervention of any power whatsoever in the direct ne croMiifions which will occur between hrro of the survivors of the Varlag nnd th? Korieta has not been experi enced here In many years. HOVERING JAPANESE. t. Petersburg, April 29. Viceroy Alerielt" telegraphed unJr today's date that Japanese ships were sighted six miles off Port Arthur last night and th's morning ten Japanese cruisers and six icrpeuo uoais were eeen in an bu- jacent bay. CHINESE WORRIED. IVkin, April 29. It is asserted on the best authority that the Russians arc about to enforce martial law west of the Liao river. The government is worried, and the dowager empress has ordered the provincial governors to abandon her birthday celebration and use money collected for that purpose to equip 72,000 troops immediately. GRAND CANYON SERVICES Delegates to M. E. General Conference Will Stop There. Ts Anireles. Calif. Anril 29. The 'official program of the thirty-first gen- eral conference of the Methodist Epis copal church, which will open at Haz ard's pavillion, Los Angeles, Tuesday, May 3. has Just been made public. Ac cording to the programme, Stephen M. Merrill, D. P.. L.L. D., senior bishop, will preside at the opening session. The remainder of the first session will be devoted to routine matters and at 8 o'clock in the evening the exercises proper wil! begin. Addresses of welcome by Gov. Pardee and Mayor Snyder for the? state and city, respectively, will be followed by : other addresses by representatives of j the church in southern California and ' responses Ly prominent visiting churchmen. The most important bus iness of the conference will be the elec tion of bishops. The date of the elec tion is not given, but it is understood that it will occur on Monday, May 16. ARIZONA. SHORTHAND, TYPEWRITING, PENMANSHIP and ENGLISH BRANCHES. SCHOOL OF THE SOUTHWEST, Balloting for general conference offi cers will follow immediately after the election of b'shops. Next Sunday, May 1, will be a great day at the Grand Csnyon of the Colo rado. Hundreds cf delegates enroute to the general conference wilisoend a day at the canyon where services will be held and addresses made by mem bers of the various delegations. It is purposed to hold services on the very brink of the Grand Canyon. RUSSIA AND THE JEWS. The Condition of the Latter to be Im proved. Berlin, April 29. The Tageblatt today announced from an excellent Russian source' that the Russiain government Is about to moderate its anti-Jewish legislation. Minister of the Interior i Von Plehve last autumn sent a circular to the provincial authorities inquiring' about the situation and causes of dis- 1 tress end dissatisfaction of the Jewish population. The provincial authoii ties, with surprising unanimity, blamed the cntiquated laws for the social and economic disorders, which involved tha whole country, and a commission will . be appointed immediately to elaborate milder legislation and especially to ' improve the situation of the Jewish, rrotelariat. The greatest change, it is added. Is likely to be a relaxation of the restric tions of residence. It is not expected in any quarter that the revision will result !n placing the Jews on an en tire equality with the Russians. o NON-UNION MEN QUIT. A Crippling of a Coal Mine in South ern Colorado. Denvar. April 29. A News sp-dal' from Trinidad. Colo., says operations at, the mines at Rerwind and Hastings! two of the largest coal producing sec- thns cf southern Colorado, have been seriously crippled by the action of about. 30o non-union men ire quitting work today. The men were dissatis fied with the amount of their pay check?, particular objection being to deductions made for articles furnished them by the coal companies. Secretary; Simpson of District 1", United Mine Workers of America, has Issued a warning o union men to beware of persons reported to be mak ing an effort to have the strike settled "an any conditions." He says only the strikers themselves and the na tional officers have power to end th? strike. He further declares the outlock for the successful termination rf th contest is brighter than ever before. PANAMA GOLD STANDARD. The Relation c5 the Isthmus to Country May Establish It. this Panama. April 29. It seems possible that n -old Etanilnrd will he adonted . . . .... C, , by Panama. The committee to w hi.h the question was referred has reported " V , vr .-wi. .ion in me 7nnP a i rprrnrfiii T no nmntinr it i As regards the amount, it '9 recommended that enough money be coined to prevent the United States from having a pretext to coin a special currency for the zone. The idea Is to coin silver rrfbney, ufing American gold as a standard and prohibiting the introduction of foreign silver money. WEATHER TODAY. Washington. April 29. Forecast: Arizona, fiiir Saturday and Monday. LADIES' GARMENTS Dry-Cleaned by an Expert. No shade or texture too delicate for ns to han dle. STAR DYE WORKS. 21 S. First Ave. 'Phone Red 533. OSTRICH FARM Capitol Addition Closes April 30. REDUCTION ON ALL STOCK. Fifty Gigantic Ostriches, beautiful display of Ostrich boas, plumes, fans, etc, at Producers' prices. West end of Washington street car line. FOR SALE. An Eight-Room Brick Residence, one block from car line, in good neighborhood, house well built, all modern conve niences. Price very low, terms reasonable. Also 4 share of stock with water in the Salt Ca nal for sale or exchange t lor juaricopa. Ample funds always on hand for investment. D WIGHT B. HEARD tm Center and Adams 8treet. J JAPS TO BLAME Count Cassini in the North American Review RUSSIA EXPECTED PEACE Her Unpreparedness the Proof of It. Japanese Answer to Her Latest Note Came at Midnight Through a Most Undiplomatic Channel. Nerv York, April 20. Count Cassini, the Russian ambassador, contributes to the forthcoming number of the Ncrth American Review an article in which, under a caption of "Russia and the Far East" he makes a statement of his government's position. After briefly outlining the negotla . tions, which preceded the outbrpek of hostilities the ambassador says: "Rus I sia has never ceased to wonder why the ' idea that she was willing and anxious to make war with Japan became so generally prevalent in the United States. Prejudiced minds, or those having nothing beyend a superficial knowledge of the government's action preceding the unexpected and dishon orable attack upon our fleet at Port Arthur may dispute the statement that Russia hoped for and tried to main tain pea:-e, but I have no hesitation in making it. If proof of the assertion be demanded, it lies in the simnle but un- ccntradicted answer, that Russia wai not prepared. For the personal representative of the Russian emperor to make an admission SPemingly so humiliating to the na tions! pride may appear strange and remarkable to the people of the United mates, dui h is made witn a full ap preciation of its importance, and slff niflcance. I repeat that Russia was not prepared for war because she had no reason to expect war. In her faith that the negotiations with Japan were being conducted by both parties with the object of reaching an adjustment of their differences, she was not con scious that the outcome was to be oth er than peaceful." Count Cassini denied that Russia Was actuated by designs to possess aiancnuria or Korea ry rorce of arm snd says: "Had Russia desired war, or even nan sne expected it. no "n- siderations would have induced her to evacuate Chinese territory and thus lose the opportunity of ending the war nuickly." Concerning the negotiations between Russia and the Japanese, Count Cas sini avfrs that his government, "in an I . . "-5.. a pith ri t r nrirto' t n a awv t n i. A peaceful conclusion aid' all That her dl(Hy wouM h ve aB8urances aga!n that the soy. Manchuria would be recognized. Hav- i Jng made this mark in the Interest of peace, my government awaited the Japanese answer In the expectation that it would at least be d.plomatic In character and would fur nish a basis for a furtherance of the negotiations to a satisfactory conclus ion. tierore the Russian minister at Tokio could deliver this reply, the Jap anese answer came, not through the regular channels, but In a torpedo at tack at midnight. And now that the war has come. Russia does not doubt the issue- THE JAPANESE SIDE. Washington, April 29. The Japanese legation has published the correspond ence that took place between Baj-on Komura, the Japanese minister of for eign affairs, and Mr. Kurino, the Jap anese minister at St. Petersburg, pre ceding the beginning of Russo-Japan ese war. The purpose of publication i to disclose officially the Japanese atti tude, and especially to point out the ef forts made to force Russia to an early and conclusive answer to the Japanese proposals relative to the evacuation of Manchuria, and the neutralization of Korea. The correspondence begins with a telegram from Baron Komura to Mr. Kurino, reciting the new Russian de mands made on China, the strengthen ing of Russia's hold on Manchuria und other matters of deep concern which caused Japan to fear that Russia had abandoned her intention to retire from Manchuria. The last telegrams exchanged are devoted to the Japanese effort to force Russia to a definite acceptance or re jection of the Japanese proposal. This effort culminated in the instruc tion of B.ron Komura to Mr. Kurino which vras the final act preceding the war "to terminate the present futile negotiations." This was dated Tokio Feb. 5. A telegram of the same date from Mr. Kurino to Baron Komura says that on February 4, Count Lams dorff told him he had transmitted to Viceroy Alexieff the substance of the Russian answer, the nature of which he explained to Mr. Kurino. THE YUMA RISING Details of the Plot Told by Thos. D Molloy. Governor1 Brodie yesterday received a report from Colonel Griffith, superin tendent of tho territorial prison, re garding the attempted break there on Thursday morning. Tho report does not flirrer in any essential particulir from the telegraphic report of the at tempt published by The Republican yesterday morning. When the superintendent and the as sistant superintendents were surround ed by the prisoners, five to each of them. Colonel Griffith gave orders to Guard Stevens, at stand No. 3. to shoot. The order was hardly necessary, for tho superintendent had long ago issued general orders to the suards, that in case of an attempt by the prisoners to make the officers shields in a break if this kind, they should shoot, regardless of the danger "to the officers; that on no account should the safety of an of ficer be allowed to be made the means of facilitating an escape. Colonel Griffith highly compliments Guard Stevens on- the promptness with which he carried out his instructions. Full credit is given to W. T. C. Buck, the life convict, for the part he took in frustrating the attempt. , Thomas D. Molloy, clerk of the dis trict court of Yuina county, came to town yesterday morning. He furnishes additional details of the break, which he sadd was for a moment a very seri ous affair. It had been well planned. It Is thought under the direction of a convict by the name of McNeill, who was at Folsom at the tlrr.e of the suc cessful break there last summer. This attempt was organized on precisely the same lines. McNeill, however, who has only a short time to serve, had no part in the execution of the plot. Though It had been as well planned as the oisom plot, tnere were two reasons why it did not succeed. One was the determination of the officers to die rather than that a prisoner should escape. The other was the fur ious interference of Convict Buck. At the time the officers were sur rounded. Guard Stevens waa at Ms stand, but his view, was partially ob scured by some trees. He ran alon? the wall and at the orders of the su perintendent he began to shoot. He did not shoot into either of the strug gling masses, but whenever a prisoner in the struggle became slightly de tached from the mass, the guard fired at him. In this way he wounded' six. , Assistant Superintendent Wilder was stabbed and struck senseleri early in the fight. He was taken back to the office by the prisoners in order that they might get shelter from the gun of the guard. Colonel Griffith was al so taken back, but before reaching ,th office he saw Buck and called upon him to assist. Buck ran back to the rook house and got a knife. In the meantime the superintendent had been dragged into the office. Buck followed and used his knife with bloody effect. One swipe cut a convict by the name of Soto from back of the left shoulder half way down the front and so deep that the arm was almost disjointed at the shoulder. Soto hr.d already been Fhot. Buck himself was stabbed in the abdomen, and at the time that Mr. Molloy left Yuma the chances wera ngairst the recover of either Buck cr Poto. Mr. Molloy says the sentiment at Yuma is strongly in favor of . a pardon for Buck. In the melee which took place in the office. Colonel Griffith ' escaped a.nd hastily arming himself, mounted th wall at the main entrance. Most of the prisoners by this time had become discouraged and had given up the fight. By this time several guards were on the walls. ' Four of the con victs, however, kept hold of Wlider, and dragging him to the main en trance, demanded their release. They did not. though, threaten to kll the assistant superintendent. Wilder was taken from them at the gate nd they were driven back into the yard. Th whole thing happened within a very few minutes. Soto was a Cochise county man sent up for murder. He had burned the body of his victim. Another of the conspirators wai a. Mexican forger, sent from this county. In the cases of most cf the men engaged In it, Mr. Molloy said that they would not have gained a great deal if the plot has suc ceeded. The leader, "Three Fingered Jack," did not have long to serve, o WINNERS AND LOSERS How Many Base Ball Games Turned Out. NATIONAL LEAGUE. NEW YORK. 2; BOSTON, 1. At New York R. H. E. New York 2 6 1 Boston 1-.. 6 2 Batteries: McGinnity and Warner; Willis and Moran. ST. LOUIS, 3; CINCINNATI, 4. At St. Louis R. H. E. St. Louis 3 7 6 Cincinnati 4 6 0 Batteries: McFarland and Byers; Harper and Schlei. At Pittsburg Pittsburg-Chicago, rain. AMERICAN LEAGUE. DETROIT, 4 ; CHICAGO, 6. At Detroit R. H. Detroit 4 9- Chicago t 6 12 E. 1 0 Batteries: Mullin and Woods: Owen and Sullivan. WASHINGTON, 3; BOSTON. 4. At Washington R. H. Washington 3 3 Boston 4 7 E. Batteries: Dineen and Criger; Dun kle and Drill. At Philadelphia Phllade'.phia-New York, wet grounds. WESTERN LEAGUE. ST. JOSEPH. 11; SIOUX CITY. 2. At St. Joseph R. H. E. St. Joseph 11 9 2 SlO'ix r?itv .2 13 ? Batteries: Hodson and Garvin; Cald- weller, Westcott, Parker and Barres- wald. DENVER, 0; OMAHA. 1 At Denver R. Denver 0 Omaha 1 Batteries: Voollendorf -and Companion and Gonding. H. E. 3 2 6 1 Lucia; COLO. SPRINGS, 0;,DES MOINES, 0. At Colorado Springs R. H. E. Colorado Springs .0 8 3 Des Moines 0 18 5 Batteries: Baker, Maloney, Akers arid Messitt: Li field and McCuusland. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. At Toledo Toledo, 4; Kansas City, 3 (ten innings.) At Louisville Louisville, 1; Min neanolis, 2. At Colurrfbus Columbus, 9; Milwau kee, 7. At Indianapolis Indianapolis, 4; St. Paul, 6. ONE-TENTH SAVED- The Rest of r. British Columbia Town hi Ashes. Vancouver, B. C. April 29. Nine tenths of Fernie, B. C. a town of 3000 population, is in ashes. The t'.ra. Which started in a general "store of the town, spread northward and wiped out practically every business estab lishment in the city. Nearly the whole of the very few residences were burned ajid tfiere were no causalties. The water supply gave out after a run of half a night and the fire burned it self out. The loss la estimated at J500.000. BRYAN ON THE RE0RGANIZER3. He Can Detect no Gain in Their r Strength. Duluth, Minn., April 29. In an Inter view tonight on reorganization, W. J. Bryan said: "I do not think the re organize are gaining , any in strength. The papers attesting to the growth of reorganization are edited by reorganizes and republicans. I have I been quoted on the platform. I will say tnat wnereyer its principles ap proach clearness they are on the wrong side. It surpasses any platform I ever read in Its attempt to conceal the pur poses of those who wrote it." o HAYWOOD AT LARGE. Office of Western Federation of Miners Reopened. Denver, April 29. Secretary-Treasurer Wm. D. Haywood of the Westc-rn Federation of Miners, under arrest on a warrant charging him with desecra tion of the Hag, was allowed to leave Jail today in the custody of a deputy sheriff and take charge of the affairs at federation headquarters in this city. Be bears a few marks of his en counter with the tnilltia a few days ago. " LUTHERAN ELECTION. Salemburg, Kans., April 29. Follow ing officers have been elected at the Swedish Lutheran conference for th.i ' district of Kansas, Colorado. Texas and i western Missouri: Dr. B. R. Branded of Denver, president; I. A. Staning, cf j nour ana wm ume tneir Parade to tho Austin, Texas, vice president; E. A. ,sl2a PO as arrive at the same mo Dorf of Burbeck. Kansas, secretary. ! ment the ePoMUcn officials march in Ernest Philblad was elected president ' from t,he Pote direction. At th of Bethany college to succeed the late pame tlme tne representatives of state Dr. Carl Swenson. Dr. Philblad's chief f "d teT";lal povernments will enter on-.Kiiient for the wa r.r n-o I PIaza from r avenue, havin? dell of Denver. A DECISION TODAY. Whether the Western Coal Strike Shall Be Kept up. Indianapolis, Arril 29. Treasurer Wm. B. Wilson of the United Mine Workers said tonight that the national executive board discussed the strike situation in District 15 (Colorado. V.t.' m' X A discussion was continued until tomor row when It Is thought a decision as to the advisability of discontinuing: or prolonging the strike will be reached. A BOY FROZEN. Victim of a Colorado Storm Sunday. Last Colorado Springs. April 2. Coroner Law today received word from Calhan. In the eastern part of the county, that " . ' " um ais- cohered, on the prairie neatthat place. If is supposed the boy lost his life in it of,Sundfy lat. which raged! said to have been Howerton. eleven years of age. He was THREE MINUTES TO CONVICT. And Three Days to Hang Negro Murderer. Austin, Tex., April 29. Henry Sim mons, a negro, who, on April 21, killed a young white girl, Lula Sandberg, at Manos, was today tried by a jury and convicted of murder in the first degree within three minutes after the jury was charged. The defendant, waiving all his rights, was sentenced by the Judge to be hanged on Monday, May 2. MR. KRUGER'S HEALTH. Former President of the' Transvaal Very Low. Mentone, France, April 29. While It Is difficult to ascertain the exact state of the health of Mr. Kruger, formerly president of the Transvaal, It is said, on good authority that symptoms of cerebral affection are apparent, and that a consultation cf physicians has been held. Mr. Kruger is now ex tremely weak and constant care is necessary. THE COMMERCIAL WORLD The Monotonous Story of Apathy in StocKs. New York, April 29. There was little change today in the tone or the char acter of the stock market. It was one of apathy and was Irregular within narrow bounds, as the moods of tha traders changed.' STOCKS. Atchison, 72; do pfd., 93; ' N. J. Central, 158; C. & O.. 81; St. Paul, 176; Big Four, 73; C. & S.. 1; do 1st pfd.. BS; do 2nd pfd., 22H: Erie, 25; Manhat tan, 142; Metropolitan. 112; Missouri Pacific. 92; N. Y. Central, 115; Penna., 117; St. L. & S. F., 2nd pfd. 46; Southern Pacific. 48; Union Pa cific, 92; Amalgamated Copper, 48; Sugar, 127; Anaconda, 78; U. S. Steel, 10; do rfd., 56; W. U., 88. BONDS. U. S. Ref. 2-s., reg. and coupon, 105i; 3-s reg., 106; coupon, 107; new 4-s., reg., 133; coupon, 134; old 4-s., reg. and coupon, 107. FINAL TOUCHES Last Preparation for Open ing the Worlds Fair MEN WORKED ALL NIGHT The Imposing Ceremonies of Today Ending With the Pressure -in the White House of the Golden Key. Many Notables Already Present. St. Iuis. April 29. St. Louis tonight is prepared for the greatest day In her history. Tomorrow at noon her greit exposition will be thrown open to the world. All of today and all of tonight people have worked with desperate en ergy to accomplish the thousand ai4 one things that always remain to be done at the last moment. At the expo sition grounds men worked all ' d-y putting the final touches on grounds, buildings and sidewalks, cleaning bui'dings, removing scaffolds and ar ranging, exhibits. This work will con tinue without cessation until dawn and. It Is confidently expected that whs the fair opens at noon tomorrow every thing possible will have been done to advance the work to the farthest lim it of pj-eparation. In the downtown streets and residence districts the de corations are profuse and beautiful. The exercises tomorrow will be more serious than resplendent. There will b comparatively little of the glittering pageant that marked the dedication exercises a year ago, but the cere monies preceding the formal opening will be none the less interesting. At 9 o'clock In the morning all th'? high dignitaries of the exposition will meet at the administration building and headed by the band will msiroh to' tho plaza of St. Louis in the center of the exposition grounds. Representa tives of foreign governments will meet in the Hall of Congresses at the rame previously formed at the United State building. After the gathering has been formal ly called to order by President Francis, Rev. Frank W. Gunsaulas, of Chicago, will deliver the invocation. At the con clusion of the prayer. Director of Work Isaac S. Taylor will deliver the keya of the buildings to President Francis, who will in turn transfer the bui!d!n?s to F. J. V. Skiff; of the directors of ex . hiblts. The chorus "Hymn of th TT r .-. -.j a -m . i Ptedman and music by John KnowlfS Paine, will then be sung, followed by the opening address of Mayor Wells, of Pt. Louis. Those who will follow Mayor Wells are: Thomas H. Carter, president of the national commission; Senator H. E. Burnham, of New Hampshire, In be half of the United States senate; Con gtessman James A. Tawney, of Minne sota, for the national house of repre sentatives; General Alibino R. Nuncio. of Mexico, in behalf of the foreign commissioners, and E. H. Harriman. of New York, for the exhibitors, Thp ,aRt snPprh of thp ., h- hv , ,,r.. n. ., . Its conc,U8l0n. a signal will beiven to President Roosevelt, in the White House, the golden key will be pressed, the cascades will send down their Hoods, thousands of banners will he unfurled and the great Louisiana Pur. chase Exposition will be open to the world. - It is expected that an enormous crowd will attend the exposition, as excursion trains are coming in by th? score and tomorrow has been officially declared a legal hlday by Mayor Wells. Among the distinguished visi tors to arrive today were Secretary of War Taft, who represents the presi dent and General A. R. Chaffee. Thoy reached the city at 8 o'clock tonight and were met by General Bates, Presi dent Francis and other officials. A special congressional train, bearing 400 persons, including a committee from the house of representatives appointed to attend the opening exercises, also arrived tonight, as did governors from a number of states and several notable foreign visitors. During the day the United States gunboat Nashville and the torpedo boat destroyer, Lawrence which will repre sent the navy at the fair, arrived in St. Louis harbor. Although the boats arrived at an hour somewhat unex pected, which caused a disarrangement of plans for a more elaborate demon, stration by the thousands who had planned to go down to the river to meet them, the greeting to the crafts was nevertheless fitting. As the ships came into the harbor they were greeted by a chorus of whistles and shouts of wel come from crowds on the excursion steamers. Salutes were fired in answer after which a delegation of world's fair officials, including members of the exposition reception committee left their yachts and boarded the Nash ville. Commander John Hubbard re ceived the party and after cominij ashore went to the city hall, where he was formally received by Mayor Wells and the city world's fair otU cials. Later Commander Hubbard was re ceived by President Francis. PERU AND CHILE. Lima, Peru, April 29. Alarming ca ble dispatches have been received from Santiago de Chile, saying the Chilean government has instructed its minister at Washington, Seaor Walker Martinez, to inquire whether the United States will defend Peru in case Chile shall proceed forcibly on the question of annexing the provinces of Taona and Arioa, which that country is disposed to do.