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VOL. XVII, NO. 56.
WATEKBURY, CONN, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1904. PRICE TWO CENTS. SHORTAGE FOUND THE WAR IS NOW ON HAYAS Official Russian Note Gives its Side of the Controversy Japanese Torpedo Boat AttacKed Russian Fleet Last Night Russians Will Hold a Meeting and Pray for Success of Army. . London, Feb 9. The Japanese mln IsterBaTon Hayashl, said this after noon: "Russia-la making desperate efforts through the various embassies to hare the powers intervene. Russia now Is -willing to' concede everything; but the offer comes too late." Baron Hayashl added: "I learn on good authority that the reply Russia intended to send merely reiterated all the cardinal points to' "which Japan had consistently objected." St Petersburg, Feb 9, A. lengthy Official communication issued 1 to-day gives the, Russian account of the nego tiations -which led to the rupture. "Last year," says this foreign office note, "the Tokio cabinet, under the pretext of establishing the balance of Slower and a more settled . order of ;things on, the, shores of the Pacific, ubmltted to the imperial government vl proposal for a revision of the exist ing treaties -with Korea. Russia con tented and Viceroy Alexieff was charged to draw up a project for a anew understanding -with Japan in co operation -with the Russian minister at Tokio,, who was entrusted with the ne gotiations with the Japanese govern ment. -; Although- the exchange of Wiews with , th Tokio cabinet on this subject were of a friendly character, Japanese social circles and the local and-foreign press attempted in every way to produce a warlike ferment among the ' Japanese and to drive the jgovernment Into am armed conflict with. Russia, Under ' the Influence thereof the Tokio cabinet began to formulate greater . and .. greater de mands In the negotiations, at the, same time- taking most extensive measures to make' the country ready, for , war. All .these circumstances could' no, of course, disturb;, Russia's equanimity, but they induced her also to take mili tary and naval measures. Nevertheless,-to preserve peace in the far east, Russia,' so far as her ' incontestable rigbts and Interests permitted, gave the necessary attention to the demands f the Tokio cabinet and declared her self ready to recognize Japan's priv ileged commercial and economic posi tion in the Korean peninsula with the concession of the right to protect it by military force in the event of disturbances in that country. At the same time, while rigorously observing the fundamental principle of her poli cy regarding Korea, whose independ ence and integrity were guaranteed by previous understandings . with Japan and by- treaties with other powers, ptugsia Insisted on three points: 1. On a mutual and unconditional guarantee of this principle. 2. On an undertaking to use no art of Korea for strategic purposes, s the authorization of such action on jthe part of any foreign power was di rectly opposed to the principle of the Independence of Korea. ; . "3. On the preservation of the full Vreedom of navigation of the straits of Sorea,- ' : I - "The project elaborated in this sense knenk which in its last proposals not imly declined 'to accept the conditions Which " appeared as the guarantee of he independence of Korea, but also began at the same time to insist on Provisions to be incorporated in a pro- ect regarding the question or aian- hhuria Such demands on the part of pap-an, naturally, were Inadmissible, be S question ' of - Russia's po- ition in Manchuria, con- erning in the first place China, but h?o all the powers having commercial nterests in China. The imperial gov ernment, therefore, saw absolutely no eason to include in a special treaty kith Japan regarding Korean affairs ny provisions concerning territory oc: npied by Russian troops. The im perial government, however, did not efuse, so long as the occupation of lanchuria lasts, to recognize both the overeignty of the emperor of China h Manchuria and also the rights ac- tured there by other powers through reaties -with China. A declaration to is effect had already been made to e foreign' cabinets. In view of this io imperial government, after charg- g its representative at Tokio to pre- nt its i reply "to the last proposal or pan; was justified in expecting the okio cabinet to take, into account the msideratlons , set forth , above and jxat it would appreciate the wish nian- ested by, Russia to come to a peace- il under.tandins: with Japan. In- jead of th!s, the Japanese - govern- ANT ment, not even awaiting this reply, de cided to break off negotiations and to suspend diplomatic relations. The im perial government, while laying on Japan the full responsibility for any consequences of such a course of .ac tion', will await the development of events and the . moment it becomes necessary will take the most decisive measures for the protection of its rights and interests in the far east." JAPANESE FLEET MOVING. Che Foo, Feb 9. The Japanese con buI, who has just returned here from Dalny, says that be passed the Japan ese fleet to-day going in the direction of Port Arthur. THE CZAR'S THANKS. St Petersburg, Feb 9. "I thank you sincerely and cordially for your loyal sentiments with which I am convinced all true Russians are now embued," is a message which the czar telegraphed to the' provincial council of the gov ernment of Yaroslave (capital of the government of the same name, ! 173 miles from Moscow), in response to a resolution expressing enthusiasm at the rupture of relations with Japan. The express train service between Irkutsk, Siberia; and Manchuria, hag been suspended. PRAYER FOR VICTORY. St Petersburg, Feb 9. The imperial ball, which was to have been held to night, .has been cancelled. : At';" -2 o'clock this afternoon the imperial court and aU 'functionaries will attend a sokemn Te Deum to pray for victory for the Russian axma,- , V BUYING) WARSHIPS. London, Feb 9. According to a spe cial dispatch from Rome, the Chilean legation. there announces that Japan has . purchased , the' Chilean battleship Oapitan Prat, the cruiser Chacabuco and the gunboat Almirante Condell. These, vessels, fully equipped, will sail immediately for Nagasaki. 1 LEA VINO POHT ARTHUR. Che Foo, Feb 9. -The Japanese residents- are leaving Port Arthur, On Monday a. steamer took 100 and pro ceeded to Dalriy, ; thence to Japan. Others are going to China. Admiral Alexieff tried to reassure them and promised protection to their families. Russian officers and foreign merchants are leaving here in fear tjjat the Chi nese will Tlse. War correspondents will use despatch boats. Foreign offi cers who have been refused permisssion to accompany ( the fleet probably will accompany the army. - THE OFFICIAL REPORT. St Petersburg, Feb 9. Admiral Alexieff's official report of the attack bv the Japanese is as follows: "I most respectfully inform your majesty t-at at or about midnight of February 8 nin Japanese torpedo boats made: a sudden attack by means of minesupon the Russian squadron in the outer roads of the fortress of Port Arthur, in which the battleships Retvizan and Cesareviteh and the cruiser Pallada were damaged. An inspection is being made to ascertain the character of the damage. Details are following for your majesty." . ". 4 - - MARTIAL LAW NOW. Port Arthur, Feb 9. Japanese tor pedo boats attacked the Russian fleet here during the night and three of the Russian ships were badly damaged. The Japanese, who thus scored the first success of the war, escaped un damaged. In consequence of the at tack by the Japanese torpedo boats, martial law has been proclaimed here. CHINA'S POSI'j.iON. Paris, Feb 9. Cnina, it is under stood, has given official announcement that she will immediately issue a declaration of neutrality. This is con sidered very important in view of the possibility of the Chinese, impressed by the success of the Japanese at Port Arthur, joining Japan. SECRETARY HAY'S NOTE. Washington, Feb "9. Secretary Hay has addressed an identical note to a number of the European powers to as certain if they are willing to join in a notice to Russia and Japan tnat dur ing hostilities and! thereafter the neu trality and integrity of China must be recognized. Tbft matter has cre ated a great sensation in diplomatic circles here. PALLADA WAS SUNK. Paris, Feb 9. It was announced at the French foreign-office thia afternoon S IT STOPPED ( that the Russian cruiser Failada was i sunk in tne torpedo attack made by the Japanese fleet off Port Arthur. Tne injuries sustained by the Petvisan and the Cesareviteh are not . known. It was reported on the same authority that the cable from Vladivostok has been cut. WATERTOWN'S MIX UP. Committee That Investigated Hat toon Affair Hade Recommendation Watertown, Feb 9, At the ad journed annual meeting held in the town hall yesterday the report was submitted of, the special committee verifying the statements made by the expert accountants . at the special town meeting' held on January 8, re garding the alleged shortage in the ac- countsi of Town Treasurer Burton H. Mattoon. It is a singular fact that the town notes held by tne Water town Savings bank, and which were not reported to the selectmen by the town treasurer, who was also, treas urer of the sa vines bank, have been reported for years .by the bank com missioners in their annual reports of the condition of the bank, being ac counted as an asset of the bank. ' i William- J. Munson. chairman ,of the special investigating committee, is a director- of the Watertown Sav ings bank, and is also a director of the Dime Savings, bank of Waterbury, which, also holds notes of the town of Watertown.' It is '.somewhat surpris ing that so many- facts regarding the nnanciai transactions or the town or Watertown with, several banks - whicii were a matter of record in the banks themselves and the state bank com missioners' reports, . werftv not known to the town officials, other than the treasurer, who apparently- , had . good reason for concealing them, until the invesigation. unearthed .them. . ' Town Clerk Mattoon was In bis seat when First Selectman J. G. Skilton called the meeting to order at 1:30 o'clock yesterday . afternoon, and Her ace D. .Taft, a brother of "Yviiliaru ii. Taft, the secretary of s war, was! ap pointed jchairman. t ' , William J. Munson. chairman of the committee appointed at the an nual town meeting in October, 1003, to investigate Town Treasurer B. H. Mattoon's accounts, read the report. His associates on the committee were Henry T. Dayton and William G. Freneh, all prominent residents of Watertown. , , The committee closed its lengthy re port with the following recommenda tion : Your committee would recommend no very great change in the method of keeping the town books, and would only recommend that amounts be so kept that the selectmen be able to know at all times the financial condi tion of the town. We believe that the day book kept by the present board of selectmen' is as good a form as can be adopted, but would suggest that the selectmen ixst their accounts on the ledger on or be fore the first day of each month, plac ing each item of each bill under the bead to which it belongs. The select men would then be able to tell wheth er they were exceeding the amount of the appropriation that hadbeen made for the various purposes during the year. We would suggest that the select men meet at least once a month at the; selectmen's room, at a time by them specified, receive all bills, look over and draw orders for all approved bills, each of the selectmen signing his own name to the order. We would also recommend tha1- the town treasurer report to the selectmen once a month all money received by him during the past month, from whom and for what, and all money paid out by him, not paid on select men's orders. Also that the treasurer pay no money , except upon statutory order, and that all orders be canceled by the treasurer when paid, and kept as vouchers. That the selectmen keep an account of the money In the treasury on t.ue stubs of the town order book, or somp other book kept for that purpose and subtract the amount of each order from the amount then in the treasury, in the same manner as a business man keeps his bank account. . We believe If this was done, and the selectmen, town treasurer ana town auditors do comply -with the statutes, shortages and misappropriations of money would be impossible. Respectfully submitted, W. J. MUNSON, HENRY T. DAYTON. After some discussion the recom- mendatlong were accepted. BATTLE G0IN(t ON' TO-DAY Chee Foo, Feb. 9. The Japanese fleet attacked Port Arthur at midnight on Monday. Two Russian battelships and one Russian cruiser were disabled. The battle is being continued this morning at a distance of three miles. No further damage is reported. " TWO INJURED. "The HanKil ier" Collided With Another Sled at Shelton. Shelton, Conn., Feb. 9. In a coasting accident on Coram hill last night, George Yoches suffered a fracture of leg and William Newman was badly scratched and bruised and had sev eral teeth knocked out. Yoches owns a big sled called "The Mankiller." He was steering the sled down the steep grade with eighteen or twenty people as passengers, when he collided with Albert Crowther's sled which was be ing drawn up the hill. It was only a glancing collision but it was sufficient to pull out one of the steering ropes of Yoche's sled and swerve it to the gutter where the f ootrests struck a post and the merrymakers on the sled were thrown off. ' All escaped with a slight .shaking up except Yoches and Newman. Seventeen f ootrests on the side of the sled were torn off by con tact with the, post so great was the speed of the coasters. The two sleds In collision are the largest in town and there has been much rivalry between their owners. NOW IN SESSION. Civil Engineers and Good Roads Men Meet at Hartford. Hartford, Conn., Feb. 9. For the first time In its twenty years of ex istence the Connecticut Societv of Civil Engineers : assembled to-day for the two days' session. The meeting place in Knights of Pythias hall, this city. Nearly 75 engineers are in at tendance. Early trains brought them from nearlv everv citv in the state. and they proceeded at once to the hall where the convention would be held. At about 11 "o'clock the convention was formally opened, President Ford in the chair.' He presented Mayor Sullivan- who delivered an addressbf welcome. Generous applause and ex pressions of appreciation followed the mayor s warm welcome. The following engineers were elect ed to membership: G. X. Amryhn, New Haven; William H. Arthur, Stamford; Arthur ' W. ' Ba con, New Britain; Vincent B, Clark, Mllford; Clinton L. Cole West Hart ford ; ,0. S. Farnham, A. H. Green wood, John Harte, Hartford; S. W. Hoyt, Jr., South Norwalk; E. R. In graham, Jlartford; Minor ' Jameson, Fairfield; J. C. Jessup, Jr., South Nor walk;E. J. Jones and F. S. Luther, Jr., Hartford; A P. Law, Bridgeport; G. H. McLean, Bristol; E. E. Minor, New Haven; Harold T. Murphy, Hartford; C. H. Nichols, Daniel son; Dow O'Con nor, Hartford; W. K. Pike, Danielson; Wi B. Prince, Stamford; S. W. Robin son, Hartford; Philip Sellers, Meriden; Hartley .W. Sperry, i Old Saybrook; William T. Taylor, Hartford; M. H. West and R. E. Slade, Hartford; H. E. White. New Haven 1 President Ford then delivered his annual address. f ,The tddress was a novel one, it being arranged in the form of a contract and in a clever manner. Mr Ford managed to fring" in the name of many of the engineers in the state. There were frequent out burts of applause, and the effort was highly appreciated. The convention shortly before one o'clock took a recess for luncheon. When the convention reconvened an address on "Good Roads," by State Highway Commissioner . J. H. Mac Donald was announced. Mr Mac Donald was tendered a mild ovation as he stepped to the platform. In be ginning his address he paid tribute to the late James P. Bogart. He ex plained that It was six years ago when he addressed the , society, just when the good road movement had been tak en up as an experiment. Mr MacDon ald explained in detail and In a most inffrostincr wav. the doings of the highway commission in laying the foundation of highway improvement in the state, the law under which the commission acted and the effect of -its policy on the various towns and cities. In conclusion Mr Macuonaia saia tnat not only had the state built 500 miles rf marl's since the commission was es tablished, but the towns of themselves nave put into spieiium uuiiuxnun J-uu.y a thousand miles of highway, without any assistance on the part of the state. At 6.30 this evening bo or more members of the society, with about twMitv invited euests will enjoy a banquet at the Hartford Club. Presi dent F. L. Ford will preside and act as toastmaster. , REPORTS PROGRESS. St Louis. Feb 9. John Taylor Lew is, world's' fair commissioner o Bra zil and Portugal. bas retu-ned to St Louis and reports -that Portugal will send a very fine exhibit. Both Por tugal and Brazil will be- well repre sented in the art department. C. M. Reeves, secretary of the com mittee on legislation, received infor mation to-day that Vermont an New Mampshire will each be represented at the exposition by a building. Ver mont will reproduce the old Constitu tion house at Windsor, the house in which the first constitution of the state was adopted. MAIL STEAMER TAKEN. London, Feb 9. A dispatch to Reu ter's Telegraph Co from Shanghai says It is credibly informed that the Russian mail steamer Mongolia, which left Shanghai on Sunday, has been captured by the Japanese fleet off Sung Tung. . WEATHER rOUEC A$T Forecast for Connecticut: Fair to night, Wednesday generally, cloudy, probably followed by snow in' south west portion; somewhat" warmer Wednesday; fresh , west to north winds. ; t BooKHeeper Lost $25,000 by His Mode of Keep ing BooKs. Wolfboro, N. H., Feb 9. A short age of about $25,000 in tne accounts of the Wolfboro. Loan & Banking, Co has been discovered by Bank Exam iner Alpheus W. Baker of Lebanon and the savings department of the company has been closed pending fur ther investigation. The shortage is alleged to have been due to erroneous bookkeeping on the part of the cashier, Charles F. . Piper, who for more than a year has been an . invalid. The bank examiner and several assistants are at work on the accounts and it is expected tnat thft investigation will .be completed within a few days. No accusation bag been made against Mr Piper and the errors discovered are thought to be explained by the fact that the man had not been in tne best physical or mental condition for some time; before he gave up busi ness. As the bonds given by Mr Piper nearly cover the amount of the shortage, it is thought that tne insti tution will not be affected by the trouble. The Wolfboro Loan & Banking Co was cnartered in 1S99. Albert O Robinson of Sanbornville is president. It has a capital slock of $50,000 and deposits of $231.563., . 1 A .. LAWL0R WILL CONTESTED Appeal TaKen to Superior Court by Brother of Testator. In the court of probate to-day tefore uuage ixwe tnere was a hearing on the will ! of the late Rev Martin P. Lawlor. As has been said before in the Democrat, testator left ail of his estate to his nephews, Martin J. and Francis P. McEvoy, and be directed that no appraisal or Inventory of his personal estate or household effcts oe taKen, but that they become the immediate .-oossession of bis neohewa. Christopher Lawlor. brother of tes tator, contests tne will on the grounds of undue influence. He was rep.e sented at the hearing by Attorney Russell. . The will was drawn up by Attorney Cole August 27, 1897, and Mr juawior claims testator was 111 tnat summer befor the will was drawn up and that he was not al lowed to see him. Mrs Marv A. Law lor, Attorney Cole, Mrs William Gil lette, a witness to the wail, and Mar tin J. McEvoy, one of the beneflciar ies testified -that Father Lawlor was not iil that summer, except for a rew days. . . ; i; - ' few days, and some of them did not remember him . being ill ; at i all. Mr Lawlor, however,' was positive that -e "was. He testified that he was not al lowed to see testator and that on one occasion he w-as put out of the house by Mrs 'Lawlor's son Joseph, xbis seemed ridiculous testimony to Mrs Lawlor, foT herson at the time in question was a mere boy. Further1 testimony was to the ef fect that testator was not and could not be influenced; he was not that kind of a man. The will was approved and an appeal was taken to the superior TWO POINTS WON. W. J. Bryan's Attorney Gets Two Fav orable Decisions. New Haven, Feb. 9. Two decisions were handed down before the superior court by Judge Thayer to-day sustain ing the counsel for William J. Bryan in the legal contentions growing out of the refusal of the probate court to admit to probate ,as a part of the will of the late Philo S. Bennett, the seal ed letter giving $50,000 to Mr Bryan. The first decision ' sistains a de murrer entered by counsel for Mr Bry an to a plea in abatement filed by counsel for Mrs Bennett from Mr Bryan's appeal from probate court's decision. , The other overrules a motion of counsel for Mrs Bennett and other heirs to expunge certain parts of the answer. Both decisions were victories for Mr Bryan. EVANS MUST BE READY. His Squadron to be Sent Close to Seat of War. Washington. Feb 9. Orders will.be cabled to-day to Rear Admiral Evans to send his cruiser squadron, consist ing of. the Albany, New Orleans, Ral eigh and Cincinnati, from the Subiric bay to some point in Chinese waters yet to be determined, for tne purpose of observing the naval operations. It Is expected that the squadron can coal and get ready to move in two days. Admiral Evans is expected to keep his battleship squadron In Philippine wa ters throughout the period of hostili ties between Russia and Japan. This decision was reached at a cabinet meeting held to-day after a long con sideration. It is practically settled that the squadron will not go to Port Arthur. NINE PERSONS KILLED. Ottawa, Feb 9. A report has reached here of a collision on the '"hn adian Pacific railway at Sand Point, and nine persons are reported killed. CITY NEWS - Thomas H. Hayes will leave to-morrow for a business trip to Washing ton. On the return trip he will visit the scene of the great fire at Baltimore. The fire department had two runs yesterday. Shorty before 4 , o'clock fire wag discovered in a chimney on a house belonging to Edward Balfe, at 424 Baldwin street. it was ex tinguished with the use f chemicals. A couple of hours later the cblmney on the residence of Clayton M. De Mott on Hillside avenue started to burn and an alarm was sent in. v. A similar application was applied in this case and Jt die the work, A GREATER AND A MORE 1 BEAUTIFUL QTC Will Arise From the Ruins of Baltimore Says Mayors McLane . - Telegrams of Sympathy and Offers' of Assistance From Many Places United States1 Sub-Treasury Re-Opened for Business To-Day. Baltimore, Feb 9. Aiayor McLane, wben asked for a statement to-day, dictated the following to the Associ ated Press: v , p "Baltimore will now enter un daunted Into the task of resurrection. A greater and more beautiful city wlill arise from the ruina and we snail make this calamity a future blessing. We are staggered by the terrible blow, but we are not discouraged and every energy of the city as a municipality and its citizens as private individuals will be devoted to a rehabilitation that will not only prove the stuff. we are made of, but' be a monument to the American spirit.' ,. Baltimore, Feb 9. After forty hours of the hardest work, by the fire fighters the destructive conflagration whih has prevailed here since Sunday forenoon was got under control. With the exception of a few buildings, 140 acres are devastated. During the early morning hours several . small fires started among the ruins of the burned buildings; only debris, how ever, was left to be destroyed. . No person is willing to estimate the loss; but the insurance men agree that it will reach at' least $200,000,000. It has been decided that it would not be necessary to send from New York city three battalions of "regu lars" to assist in policing the city, i Throughout the night the streets were quiet and there was little or no commotion anywhere in the city. ; i Probably never before has tnere been a fire of such magnitude abso lutely without loss of life and so re markably free from accidents. The only person seriously injured wag Ja cob Inglefritz, a volunteer fireman of York, Pa. He was unconscious wnen taken to the Maryland general hos pital. A report arose that he was dead. He soon revived, however, and was reported this morning to be suf fering only from a broken leg and minor ' Injuries. ; Many firemen were temporarily overcome by the dense smoke in which they were f orcei to work, but ; to-day sore and .' inflamed eyes and utter exhaustion of body con stitute their chief disabilities. The police and ' the Baltimore militiamen are a so suffering from the same con7 tinuous strain, but the arrival last night and to-day of an additional regi ment of state troops and the ' rest ob tained last night , by the overworked police force,; who were given oppor tunity to get some much needed sleep, placed them in fair condition to con tinue the preservation of order under the abnormal conditions :which will prevail in Baltimore for many days to come.' .; ' , ::. . ' ' ' No disturbance occurred during the night, the first since Saturday in which Baltimore has dared to 1 sleep. Utterly exhausted, the J people of Baltimore went to rest feeling assured that the flames were entirely controlled and Tio -frill atonJ- 4- n. A 'J tyi n rm. Ir-nvm-n Onlv the firemen. -rvolio nnA enmrrla-1 men remained on duty during the night In spite of the almost entire nhssn nf criArvowj o-nQi-r? wora vigilant 'to the uttermost and it was;1 Wmost impossible for even the news- paper men to keep watch of the prog-! ress of the flames. Double sentries on every corner of the long cordon around the flameswept district challenged sharnlv cvptv Tvasser and on mm ! posts refused to honor the police fire line permits or even the regulation military passes purporting to be good on all posts and at all hours of the day or nlehL u General Lawrason Riezs. who, -as commander-in-chief, of th brigade of state troops, who has been in personal . command of the military since the outbreak of the fire, is un willing to say how long it may be necessary to keep the outside compan ies here or how soon It will be possi ble to relieve the home regiments, but It . is evident that it will y be several days at least before the policing ot the city can be entrusted to its regu lar guardians under normal condi tions. , .;,:, .;' Fears had been entertained that the far spreading fire would be takpn ad vantage of by the disordprly. and crim inal element to attempt to inaugurate a season of loot and disorder. The complete sweep which the flames of the fire area nave made left little of value unconsunied for possible plun derers, and the strict police regula tions have combined to keep law breakers in practically complete re straint. But one case of theft has been re ported and that is of a minor nature the culprit being arrested while at tempting to make off with a few boxe of cigars which had passed undamag ed through the flames. In the midst of the flame-swept area where the vaults of the many aafet deposit companies and the safes of the, dozen or more banks and trust companies, containing rich treasure which needed no guard beyond th heaps of ruins in which they are b'lr led and their own flame warped a nr' distorted walls. It Is believed that the highly valuable contents of these. Knfps and vaults V passed undamaced through the flames but in t cases it will be an extremely difficult task to open them and ascertain the con dition of the contents. With the falling of niglit began tne riAnnrtiire of the outside firemen who had responded to the call for assist- the intention to deceive, the bank' ance from Baltimore, the flames be-1 examiners. ing so completely under control that t ; ;,;,','.; Fire Chief Horton believed be could SENATOR HANNA'S CONDITION," safely dispense with the battalions Washington,8 Feb O.After a consult from other towns. In order to give tation of the physicians the following,, the Baltimore firemen an opportunity bulletin was issued in regard to Sena tor a little rest before continuing work tor Hanna, He passed a comfort unaided, however, a number of outside able night Hi8 tempomture at nora rtmranles remained at work during Wfla io2.-nnisa 2 anci , K!a cnirii the night, notably the detachment from the New York brigade, whiefci had been demonstrating its efSciency;t throughout the day, ; and nine cpm-j panies, half of the Baltimore brigade were ordered back to their houses , be-j fore one in the morning. Others ofl the wearied of the Baltimore fire flgfci' ers were relieved during the lite after noon and night by members of the vol unteer department from Atlantic City, who leaving their apparatus at home, took charge of the BaltimorA and directed the . streams nr blazing ruins. The outside firemen da' panea at intervals during the day. There was little work for the fireJ men during the night, a U iappreheM sion of any other further : spread ofl the flames being removed ; before nightfall, but the engines pumped! streams on the smouldering ruinsi throughout the night The work re-l quired the services of but two or threo? men to an engine, the members of the! crews taking turns on duty. In most! cases the hose nozzles were simply propped up in position and the streams! left to play without other direction fori hours. N: . .,; 4, were badly crippled, then central exj changes being located in the danger zone, but to-day they were giving eev vice through branch exchanges. Thai street railway system was almost en3 tlrely paralyzed by the fire, the greafcj central power bouse having been con-4 sumed. . ' - I Service was maintained on parts of; some lines, however, power being ob-1 tained from the outlying plants and to-day cars .: were running on several' lines. , ; A conflagration in the residential section of East Baltimore was arerted! only by the promptness of some of the! young men of the city. Yesterday af-j ternoon sparks were carried from the fire to the roof of a church on Canton avenue, two miles ' from the scene off the trouble. . The young men found an old volunteer hand reel, pulled It to; the church. The cracked old hose of. other days was unwound and attached; to a city plug.' 'The city pressure was enough to carry the water to' the top. of the church and it was saved. In the' meantime the fire had spread to ad joining buildings, but was promptly,: put out by the volunteer fire fighters. During the night the Young Men's; Christian Association building, the Maryland ) Theater and all ' of ) the lead-, ing clubs put their shelter and accom modatlons .at the service , of the fire-! men and militia from other cities and' of the guardsmen when not on duty. ,' Telegrams were received during thtf, night by Mayor McLane and other cityj officials tending the 1 sympathy of the', people of many sister cities, i ' The editor ; of the Daily Illustrated! Mirror, of London, f Eng., telegraphed! sympathy . and asked if funds were! needed. , " . . v . , After a meeting of the representaH nTes of the insurance companies w day, It was announced .that they estW mated tne loss at i.,uw,uw ana uats was an Insurance of $90,000,000.) Respite the legaL holidays -of seveni aaTS aeciarea oy warneia, te United States sub-treasury re opened for , business to-day, and th building has been converted , Into, a, military camp to ' avoid any possible; attempt at looting and other "dlsordersv "e xreasury ueytuuucm wu suppaeu 01 muuey ,w ivuxxwrixs presenx meauei. w wie BuwireaBury, and this money will be added to from time to time to any amount needed to meet the demands of business Inter-j ests of Baltimore so suddenly crippled! In banking facilities. THE NEWS AT ROME. Rome, Feb 9. The Baltimore Ca" produced a feeling of awe at the vati-j can, where the news was communi-j cated to the authorities by the cor respondent of the Associated PreesJj The pope was most anxious about; Cardinal Gibbons and gave orders that, the latest details from Baltimore communicated to bim. M- SITUATION IS SERIOUS. Susquehanna River is on the Iiis' Once More. ''.N"--' ,:-::4 Wilkesbarre, Pa, Feb 9. The Sus.. quehanna river began rising here thisi morning after dropping three feet during the night, and the situation is, growing serious. The water Is now$ 24 feet above low water mark. AX.. Nanticoke street car trade la suspend" ed.- "-;::.: J"-': '" : Reports from Bloomsburg, Berwick and Espey are that the water Is U7t feet high and rising at the rate ot eight inches an hour. The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western railroad, tracks are under, four feet of water and trains on the Pennsylvania rail road have been discontinued. TWENTY-FIVE COUNTS. rVwnrv-ir1 Jt ToH Q Tha f United States circuit courti returned an indictment on twenty-five-, counts against Albert H. Eastman, I president of the Berlin National bank! of Berlin, charging him ;wlth making f ,!,, entries on th bnoks of thA bank- condition wa good.