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TIIK OMAHA DAILY HEE: WEDNESDAY, I'EMllTARY 10, 1901.
An Inspection In being made to ascertain he character of the damnc'. Details are 'ollowlng for your majesty. The Russian battleship Retvixan was tallt by the Cramps nt Philadelphia. It 1 of 12,700 tons displacement, has lii.ooo in dicated horse fcower and has a. speed of eighteen knota pr hour. Ita arrfior la of Krupp steel, from four to ten Inchea in thickness, and Ita armament conaiata of four twelve-inch guns, twelve alx-lnch guna, twenty three-Inch nun and twenty-alx mailer rapid-fire guns. Th Ctarvltch ia a battleship of 13,110 totia, built In France. In armor, armament nd apeed It about equals the Retvixan. The Pallada la a cruiser of ,30 tona. Il was built In Germany and wna completed In 1903. Its armament consist of six alx-lnch tuna, twenty three-Inch guns and eight 1.4-Inch guns. Ita apeed la estimated at twenty knota. Rasala Prepare foe "War. The newc that Japan had duplicated Its tactlca at the opening of the Chlno-Japan-ese war by a tjrpedo attack on the Russian shins off Port Arthur created Intense ex citement. Details of the attack are anx iously awaited. Extra editions of the morn ing papers printed early In the forenoon and the appearance of the official messen ger conveyed the Intelligence to the popu lation of the capital and dlapelled any lingering hopea that War could be averted. The clsr and hla mlnlaters, who had been Informed Immediately of tha receipt of Viceroy Alexleffs telegram, accepted the gage and prepared to face the reality of war. The-cxar's manifesto declaring a state of war to exist Is expected to be Ifl aued tomorrow at the latest. Feverish, activity reigned at all the mln Istrlea and war preparatlona were (hiahed In all directions. Hessians Show Loyalty. The Russian Red Cross society already has arnt 2,000 bandages to the far east and Bisters of Mercy are leaving. The temper of the people. Which waa in dicated In the great personal demonstra tion accorded to their majesties at the Im perial opera house yesterday evening, the audience rising and singing "Ood save the cxar and give- him victory," waa further manifested this morning1 after the arrival of the news from Port ' Arthur In the crowds of volunteers who besieged the gen 'eral staff offices. - The naval reserves hare been called out. The rctlon of the Japanese 'In attacking the Russian fleet without a declaration of ' war la denounced as an outrage by the Russians generally and the result, Instead of discouraging them, seems to have been to furnish the spark necessary to fire Rus sian patriotism. From the larger centers throughout European Russia comes Infor matlon that the country la already aroused by the Japanese action In breaking off the negotiations. False Report of Japanese Loss. The announcement of the sinking of eleven Japanese ships and he fact that Port Arthur waa In flames was given out In St. Petersburg at 2:30 o'clock this after noon aa 'official, but investigation showed the report to be untrue?-'The only con firmed official communication Is that from Admiral Alexieff, Issued early, announcing that Japanese torpedo Doats had made a sudden attack on the Russian squadron In the - outer roads of the -fortress of Port Arthur In which the battleships RetvUan and Czarevitch and the cruises. Pallada had been damaged. Russian Fleet In Far Kaat. The latest returns of Russian war ships In the far east total ninety-four, including eight battleships,, sixteen cruisers, eleven gunboats' and fifty-six torpedo boat de stroyers and torpedo boata. Three more battleships and nine torpedo boata are to go to the far east In the spring. The vast squadron In front of the winter palace ia crowded this evening with an Immense assemblage. Among the excited, cheering crowds, the wildest reports of happenings In the far -east were clrcu lating. Those who attended the religious service at the palace today asserted that the Japa nese had attacked Port Arthur and that tho fight was atlll progressing. From the same source it was asserted that the dam a a" done to the Retvimn, Cescrevltch and Pallada by the Japanese torpedoa was not erloua. stocks slumped ominously here today Qur per cent consols dropped from 144 to ,1S9; Imperial rentes from 95 to 94; the Jtusslun Dank of Foreign Trade from 320 to 200; International lost 20 points; Man tacbeff Petroleum . went down 80; Nobel shares lost 46 points; first premium state loan lost 43; second premium state loan 68.' and third premium state loan 34. These losses are typical. Other sharea fell cfrreepqndlnTly. .. ,,-.. Two Warships Disabled. The following official bulletin has Just teei). Issued In the form of a telegram from Viceroy Alexleff's chief of staff, dated Feb ruary p: By order of the viceroy I beg. to report that this day. at about 11 o'clock In the morning, a Japanese squadron, consisting of about fifteen battleships and cruisers. Spproached Port Arthur and opened fire, 'he enemy waa received with a cannonade mm the shore batteries and the guns of our squadron, wbleh also participated In the engagement. At about midday the Japanese squadron ceased Its fire and Inft, proceeding south. Our losses In the fleet were two olncers Wounded, nine men killed and forty-one men woundod. The battleship Oltava and the crulsw Novlk each had a hole knocked In Ita side below the water line. The forts were slightly damaged. (Signed.) MAJOR GENERAL FLUO. i ODESSA, Feb. . The Russian volunteer crulsef, Tampoaa sailed today with a full cargo for tha far east. The Ruaalan GOLD MEDAL P&av-American Bcpaaitloa.' CHOCOLATE OYDE Fr the quick preparation of Heiu clou drink, for making Cbocolato Id or r for flavoring C Crean. Lowncy'a Altray Rtarfy Svvgot Chocolato powdir kaa equal. Th full ctrocolato quality a4 proportlos art afroMot fMa4ul(K4 aad unlmalr4, i nil ,1, . - m- - ' steamers Kleff and Vladimir are atartlng for the far east this week. MOSCOW, Feb. .-Tlt Muscovites are animated by ' patriotic sentiments, which have been strengthened by the actual out break of war. The local Red Cross so ciety Is besieged by women who are offer ing their services to nurse the wounded. Prices on the Moscow Stock exchange are falling. NIJNI NOVOGROD, Russia. Feb. I.-Ex- citement hefe attends the departure of troops. PORT ARTHUR. Fef?. . 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 undamaged. In consequence of the attack by the Japanese torpedo boats martial law hat been proclaimed' here. Karal Rattle at CKemnlpo. TOKIO. Feb. .-It Is reported here that the Japanese fleet engaged and defeated two Russian warships, whose names have not yet been Teamed, at-'Chemulpo today. It Is said the engagement began at 11 a. and continued until J p. tn. The smaller Russian vessel Is reported to have been sunk and the larger one fired and hope lessly disabled. A part of the crew are reported to have escaped to the shore and to have been captufed. The Japanese ships are re ported to be slightly damaged. Official con firmation of the report Is unobtainable. It was reported yesterday that the Rus sian cruisers Korleti and Valrlg were ly ing at Chemulpo yesterday and It la pos sible that they were the vessels reported to have been engaged. f Japanese Ordered Home. BAN FRANCISCO, Feb. . The Japanese of San Francisco who are members of the reserves, are busy making preparations to return to their native country and take up arma In Its defense. H. Toshloka, secretary of the Japanese consulate, said today that It Is probable that all members of the re serve will receive their home orders In a few days. These orders do not come through the consulate, but directly to each Individual. Several hundred Japanese are reported to be coming from points in the Interior on their way to Japan. Has Meat for the Huaslana. The Taclfic mall steamer Corea, which sailed on February 9 for Japan will be the first American vessel to sail through the dangerous waters of the far eaat. It has on board a large cargo of meat for the Russian- government, which has been shipped, by way of Nagasaki. The Corea ailed from Honolulu yesterday without knowing -that war had been declared. It goes from there direct to Yokohama, there being no way to reach the ahlp until it Is In Japanese waters, unless, as suspected, Captain Seabury has orders to proceed Jo Midway Island enroute. No future ships of the Pacific Mall company will accept orders for Corean, Siberian or Manchurlan ports. Should there be a blockade on the Japanese porta, the Oaellc will run to JlrtnK Kong, as It Is expected the Core wlfl also do. The Accidental and Oriental steamer Gaelic will sail tomorrow after noon for the orient. STATEMENT OF THE NATIONS (Continued from Page One.) Russian government impressed the Japa nese government all the more with the necessity of the Insertion of a clause to the effect that Japan has Important com mcrcial Interests In Manchuria, and it entertains no small hopea of their future oevt'iopments, ana in race japan nas even interests there by reason of its relations to Corea, so that II could not possibly recognise Manchuria as being entirely out side its sphere of interests. These reasons decided Japan to absolutely reject the Russiah croDoeal. The Jananese govern Thent advanced the above views and at trip same time advanced other mlrior amend ments In tne Russian counter propnaal. They further proposed, with regard to a neutral nne. that if one was to be created It should be established on both sides , of the boundary ,lne between Manchuria and Corea, with equal width, say fifty kilo meters. .Russian Reply Not Satisfactory. After repeated discussions at Tokio the Japanese government finally presented the Russian government their definite arrange ment on the matter. The Japanese govern ment then frequently urged the Russian government for a reply.. In that -reply Russia suppressed clauses relating to Man churia so as to make the proposed conven tion possible for Corea and maintained Its original demand In regard to the nonem Ployment of Corean territory for strateai- cal purposea as well aa a neutral tone, but the exclusion of Manchuria from the pro posed convention being contrary to the original object of the negotiations, which were to remove causes or conflict between the two countries by, a friendly arrange ment of their interests both in Manchuria and Cores. The Japanese government asked the Rus sian government . to reconsider the ques tion and again proposed the removal of the restriction regarding the use of Corean territory and the entire suppression of the neutral cone on the ground that If Russia waa opposed to the establishment of one In Manchuria it should not establish one In ( orea. The last reply or Ilussla was re ceived -at Toklo January t. In this reply, It Is true, Russ'a proposed to sgree to In sert the following; clause In the proposed agreement: V The recognition by Japan of Manchuria and Ita littoral aa outside- Its sphere of Interest, whilst Russia within the limits of that territory would not Impede Japan or other powers In the enjoyment of rights and privileges acquired by them under ex isting treaties with China, exclusive of the establishment of settlement." but this was proposed to be agreed upon enlv uuon onn. dltions maintaining the clauses regarding a neuirm pme in t-orean lermory ana tne nonemnlovment of Corean tarrltorv for strategical n.irooses. the conditions whereof were impossible or japan a accepting, had already been fully explained to them. It should further be observed that no mention was made at all of the territorial lntearrltv of China In Manchuria, and It must be self. evident to evrrybody that the engagement now proposea ny missis wouiq oe unprac tical in vaiue so long as u wss unaccom panied by a definite stipulation regarding the terltortal Integrity of China In Man. churls, alnce the treaty rights are only co existing with sovereignty. Eventual ab sorption of Manchuria nv Russia would annul at once those rights and privileges acquired by the powers In Manchuria by viriu uk ircsum wun vnina. Cares Colds tho World Over. LAXATIVH BROMO QCININE. To the 'genuine, call for the full name, cents. ft PORK ADVANCES ON WAR NEWS Chicago Prodae Market Feels Ctteet of Present Mtnatlon In Far East. CHICAGO, Feb. 9. The outbreak of hos tilities in the far east caused an advance of $1 22H per barrel today In the price of pork for May delivery. The price waa bid up to $14.90 per barrel from the opening figure of $ia.T0lTt. The entire provision list showed advances and it waa said that an active demand from English houses wss largely retpDnslbla. Will Pa AU Thla (or Yon. Dr. King's New Life Pills puts vim, vigor and new life Into every nerve, muscle and organ of the body. Try them. Uo. . For eale oy Kuhn ft Co. - Amount of Cotton Ginned. WAfiHINQTON. Feb. I.-The cenaus bu rent today Issued a ' report showing the amount of cotton finned from the crop grown In 19ut op to and Including January I. ls). There were 1,01 J active ginneries. Square bales- amounted to $.t13a0; round bales, 717.40, and 8ea Island crop, T3.90T. Total bales, l.$&.7T. Cares Colds In France. LAXATIVE BROMO tJlt.NINE. To get th genuine, -call for, tha full name, cents. WILL RISE FROM THE ASHES Mayor of Bait! mora Deolarei Oi'.j Will Ra- bnild Iti Famed Homes, MAKES BUSSING OF ITS CALAMITY Baalnea Men Arc Trying; to gcenro Temporary Offices, bat Many Are OOt of Rnslnesa Ten. porarlly at Least. BALTIMORE, Feb. 9 Mayor. McLane when asked for a statement today dictated the following to the Associated Preaa: Baltimore will now enter undaunted Into the task of resurrection. A greater and more beautiful city will arise from the ruins and we shall make of this calamity a future blessing. We are. staggerfld by the terrible blow, but we are not discour aged, and every energy of the city as a municipality and its cltir.ena as private in dividuals will be devoted to a rehabilitation that will not only prove the stuff we are made of, but be a monument to the Amer ican spirit. After a meeting of the representatives of Inaurance companies today It was an nounced that they estimate the loss at $12:, 000.000. with Insurance to the amount of $90,000,000. After an Investigation It Is announced that the vaults of the Continental Trust company, which contain securities to the value of $200,000,000, are Intact. The vaults of tha Maryland Trust company and those of the Mercantile Trust company have not been damaged In the least. The bank of Brown Bros., directly In the path of the flames, practically escaped without loasos. Holidays Relieve Cltlsena. With the great fire which ate up prop- witn the great nre wnicn ate up prop erty variously estimated at from $25,000,000 to $150,000,000 slowly burning Itself out Baltimore awoke this morning to face the grave questions of civic and municipal re adjustment. The mayor and his associates of the city government are to decide the problems of aid,. the acceptance or refusal of generous proffers of assistance from every section of the country, policing- of the district where lies vant value in warped safes and all the hundred minor things that follow a calamity so stupendous that It ia even yet hardly fully realised. Wlttv admirable promptness nil the Im portant phases of the rltuatlan have al ready, been provided for. To relieve banks and citizens from the embarrassment of financial transactions the next seven days have been declared legal holidays In the commonwealth of Maryland. Three regiments of state militia infantry are on duty and Troop A of the State Guard alao has been called Into service. Bo thoroughly is the policing of the city now systematized that the federal troopa yesterday ordered here to assist the National Guard were not needed, and after a conference with Brigadier Oeneral Rlggs Major General Corbln has returned to New York and It is not probable that a single federal soldier will be retained in Balti more. ' The cltv Is orderly. The hours of the early morning, which vmdals and looters usually, seise for their work, passed wlth- Lout event. But one man is under arreat for an offense directly connected with the fire. But One Serious Accident. Probably never before has there been a fire of such magnitude absolutely without loss of life and so remarkably free from accidents. The only person seriously In jured was Jacob Inglefrltt, a volunteer fireman of York, Pa. He was unconscious when taken to - the hospital. A report arose that he was dead. He soon revived however, and was reported this morning to be suffering only from a broken leg and minor Injuries. "'- " V: ' , ..A careful round of the .hospMa,' reveals the act that by far the greater part of the entries In- the books aro simply for foreign body in the eye." In these caaes, as in many others, the great blase that had the city In Ita grasp for sixty hours Is unique. History af fords no parallel to a calamity so costly In treaaure and so fortunately free from loss of life or limb. Bright and early, In spite of the fact of hl long tour of duty, Mayor MoLane was at his office this morning holding confer ences with other city and state ofllclals and Governor Warfleld was also on hand. Today dawned cold and clear and lack ing wind. There waa a decided fall in emperature during the night and by early morning the full gutters of the fire district and the flooded streets were turned to ice. The cold, however, Is not Intense enough to cause suffering among the police, rnldlera and firemen on duty. The absence of wind Is a Godsend, for thousands of feet of tottering walls would surely tumble In a strong breese and add greatly to the peril of the men whose duty calls them In the danger gone. Baltimore Is not under martial law. Gen eral Rlggs terms the condition "military. control," but In no way have the civil au thorltles been superceded." Military and civil authority are working together. Firemen Take n Rest. , One-half of the local fire, companies were ordered to their quarters at 1 o'clock this mornlnin The newly arrived volunteer vis ttors remaining to assist the weary local men. With the exception of a few build ings, 140 acres of valuable city property is devastated. During the early morning hours several small fires started among the ruins of the burned buildings. Only debris, however, waa left to be destroyed. entries on Oaard. Not the slightest disturbance occurred during the long hours of trc night, the first since Saturday In which Ualtlmore has dared to sleep. Utterly exhausted by the long selge of watching and worry, when no man could aay that any portion of the city waa aafe, the people of Baltimore laat night went to rest feeling assured that the flames were entirely controlled and the full extent of the damage Jtnown only the firemen, police and guardsmen remained on duty during the night. In spite ef the almost entire absence of spectators, the guard were vigilant to the uttermost, and It was almost impossible for even the firemen to keep watch of the progress of the flames. Doubled sentries on every cor ner of the, long cordon around the flame- swept district challenged snarply every passer and on many 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 night. Beginning today the companies of the First regiment, Maryland Guard, which has been ordered here, waa posted on guard. The Fourth and Fifth regiments. which, with Troop A, cavalry, Baltimore Guardsmen, who had been doing police duty since the sounding of the riot call The moat Intonasly Interesting BOOK "The Road to Wellville." Sample miniature copy In every 1 i Phg. of IGRAPE-NUTS - and Postum aV Sunday afternoon, were not reUeved en-1 tlrely, but were excused, a company at a time, to go to their homes. General Rlggs, ho, as commander-in-chief of the brigade of etate troops, who has been In personal command or the militia since the outbreak of the fire. Is unwilling to say how long It may be necessary to keep the outside companies here or how soon It will " be possible to relieve the home guards, but It Is evident that " It will be several days at leaat before policing of the city la entrusted to Ita regular guardians under normal conditions. At Intervals during the day the out side firemen, who had responded to the call .for assistance from Baltimore, left for their homes, as Chief Horton believed ho could safely dispense with the battalions from other towns. Incoming trains during the forenoon brought sUhtseers In considerable' numbers from adjacent clUes and, the nearby coun try districts. Those who came anticipating the spectacle Of a great city tn great con fusion and lost In clouds of, smoke were disappointed. Even to . the very edge of the burned ruin there Is nothing spectacu lar. Residences Are Intact. Ijy reason of the cessation of street car service there are Urge crowds on the streets, but the transportation companlea are making brave efforts to resume serv ice. The suburban lines are maintaining service and certain tracks In the unaffected parts of the town also display a few cars. Of the great ' region swept by the fire, curiously, enough no. part wns devoted to residences, so the sheltering of homeless Is no part of the city's problem. In the fire area are embraced the financial district, a considerable portion of the wholesale dis trict, an area given over to brokers of various kinds and a large' shipping district along the wharves. In the wholesale dis trict, at the northwest part of the fire xone, were located many wholesale dry goods merchants and . manufacturers ot clothing, an important Baltimore Industry. Adjacent to this was a high class retail district, with most of the principal Jewelry, furniture and piano establishments. Every office building in the city was destroyed, along with the banks and trust companies In tha financial district, nearly every one of these being consumed.- Around the Stock exchange and Chamber of Commerce, which early fell before the flames, were located the offices of many brokers, and those, with all the foreign steamship nnd custom house brokers' Offices, were In volved In the widespread ruin. Scramble lor Houses. Another wholesale district destroyed was that devoted to groceries and produce, the historic old "MarHh market" going down In ruins. Right lti the heart of the .burned district was located the Immense central power plant of the United Railways and Electric company, its four closely grouped stacks being visible from every side of the flame-swept aone and its fallen walls form Ing one of the most Impressive as well as inaccessible ruins, . To the eastward of the power house and extending to Jones Falls and the harbor, the eastern and southern boundaries vjf the fire, Is a region given up to lumber yards, canning and packing fac tories and Ice houses, accessible on .two sides by water and marking the first real check and farthest progress of the flames. Today there Is a scramble for temporary office room on the part of hundreds of bus! ness firms. inbtrensnry Opens for Business. Despite the legal holiday of seven days declared by Governor Warfleld. the United States subtreasury re-opened for business today under the direction of the secretary or treasury, and the hulldlng haa been con "nw into a military .camp .. to avert any poaslble attempt.,, at ... looting or other disorders. Secretary .haw and Assistant Treasurer A. LlncfcUnsfDryden had ,a long conference by telelme today,' na a result of which the Tte5iry department - will send supplies of, niney To, reinforce the present resources of inubtreasury 'and this money, which will be received tomorrow will be added to froni time to time to any amount needed to meet the demands of the business Interests of Baltimore, so suddenly crippled of banking facilities. At a general meeting of the Baltimore Chamber of Commerce this afternoon committee was appointed with Instructions to make the following announcement: To Our Fellow Merchanta and Corre- SDondents. Wber Located: The irtat culamlty which lias befallen our city is unparalleled In the history, but the enerav and resourcefulness of our cltlsens are serv ing us even In this disaster and there are already such evidences of recuperation that encuumae an in xne nope or ine early res. loraiion or every nrancn or trade, and In tne not very distant future the entire re bulldinr of the destroved diatrict in a man ner creditable to a people that have always mown uruKrresa even in me past. It will reaulre onlV unlimited action on the part of our financial and commercial interests to accomplish tnis, and we are suce all retain that confidence and cour age which are characteristics of our people and will, In the end, prevail. The grain trade of Baltimore, considering Its Importance and the great Interests In volved, has suffered lesM than any other nrancn or tne city s business. The fire did not touch our elevators, terminals and rail road facilities and It Is with pleasure that we announce that our merchanta have al. ready secured places of business and are prepared to attend to all matters, with v ut little inconvenience to themselves and no disadvantage to their patrons. 3 aisaav (Signed; JAMES C. (lOHMAN. J AM KB CORN KR, w. U. HlHttOi". BLANCH AKI) RANDALL CHARLES ENGINI), . - i Committee. Hernrltlee Are Safe. An Investigation of the ruins of several of the banks and trust companies tn the destroyed section today disclosed the fac that their vaults and contenta are abso lutely intact. This discovery will enor mously reduce the estimated losses, reveal Ing aa It did that paper amounting to hun dreds of millions of dollars in value Is un scorched. The aspect Immediately assumed a brighter tone, for It was this phase of the situation that excited the gravest appre henslon, for the financial life of some of the city's greatest concerns depended upon the safety of vault contents. Insurance men representing the great companies met this laornlng and formed an organisation to expedite the adjustment of the losses. There, was no discussion of methods or formulation of official estimates at this lnltlaj meeting, but the consensus of opinion as expressed "by the experts was that the total fire loss would not reach above $12S.O0O,O0O, and somewhere In the neighborhood of $30,000,000 would approxl mate the loss to the Insurance companies. K. &. 1'asschait. who represents a we: known Insurance company, was an excep tion. He said be believed that the tota property loss would not exceed $TS,O0O,0uO, the loss to the Insurance companies reach Ing approximately $50,000,000. COTTON PRICES TUMBLING Publication of t eases Borean's Re port Has Dlaastroas Effeet on New York Market. NEW YORK. Feb. 1 The publication of tha census bureau's report this afternoon was followed by a break In the cotton mar ket that carried March to U 30 centa, Ma to 13.40 cents and July to 13.46 cents, a de cline from' the beat of 7oiW points, which waa followed by a rally of 1&30 points. Trading waa Very active and excited. A Gnnrnmeed Care lor Plies. Itching. BHhif. Bleeding or Protrudia Piles. Your druggist will refund mooty It PAXO OJNTUJCNT taJla to cur I la U daa. Mn ET MONEY FOR SANITARIUM Appropriat'oni Committee Agrr-el to Bro om mend an Inerraie. CANNON GETS A LITTLE SATISFACTION Congressman Bnrkett Compelled to Forego the rieasore of Attend Ins; the Lincoln Banquet by Pressnre ot Dntles. (From a Staff Co-respondent.) WASHINGTON, Feb. $.-(Bpeelal Tele- i gram.) Captain Henry E. Talmer will i leave Washington having secured an ad ditional appropriation for tha Battle Moun tain sanitarium at Hot Springs. 8. 1)., If promises go for anything, and the accom plishment of; this appropriation Is about the shortest on record. . Just before noon today Captnln Palmer hft1 an Interview wlfh Speaker Cannon, which was much to the point and business-like. Captain rai nier told Speaker Cannon that the appro priation for the Battle Mountain sani tarium, whlOh had been made while the speaker was chairman of the committee on appropriations, was not sufficient to carry out the plans adopted by the Na- tlonal Soldiers' Home commission. Cap tain Palmer admitted that the speaker's Judgment regarding the amount of the appropriation wrb much more In line with present conditions' than his; that he had as chairman of the appropriations com mlttee shown a much more comprchenalve knowledge of conditions than he (Cap tain Palmer) had; that there had been such an appreciation in the cost of materials and labor that It was Impossible to con struct the sanitarium at Hot Springs for the amount appropriated and that the commission was short $90,000 of the amount with which to complete the buildings ac cording to the .original plans. ' Speaker Cannon, after listening to the statement of Captain Palmer, sententlouslj said: Why, you tell that to the appropriations committee. I am hot connected with that committee now." Captain Palmer took the hint, thanked the apeaker for his suggestion, and Im mediately proceeded to look up Mr. Mar tin, of the South Dakota delegation, who Is vitally Interested Iri the appropriation. Mr. Martin at once called upon the sub committee of the approprlntlona commit te3 having matters of this character In charge, and prevailed upon Chairman Htm enway to convene his subcommittee for the purpose of hearing Captain Palmer s statement. Mr. Burkett was active In assisting Captain Palmer end Mr. Martin In getting the subcommittee together. As a result Captain Palmer told his story to the full subcommittee. It did not take him very long to show the membera what was needed to complete the sanitarium ac cording to the original plans and after a number of questions tending to bring out more fully the conditions as they exist today throughout the country, as to the Increased cost of buildings nnd labor, the subcommittee gave notice that they would recommend an additional appropriation of $75,000 to complete the sanitarium. Calls at Postofllce Department. This morning Senator Millard, accom panied by Captain Palmer, called at the Postofflce department, the senator pre senting the fiew postmaster of Omaha to the chiefs of divisions with whom he would have to do business. Incldently the sena tor took up the question of Palmer's bond, which was found to be entirely satisfactory and Captain Palmer gave notice that hn would take possession or tne omce next Monday. ' Tomorrow evening Captain t'aimer win be tn guest of Speaker Cannon, at dinner and wlU leave- for the west . Dy way qi New York. , , . Bnrkett Cannot Attend Dinner. Owing to Imperative demands that he shall remain In Washington curing u consideration of appropriation bills now being considered In that committee, Repre sentative Burkett will not ce nme 10 go to Lincoln for the Lincoln day exercises on February 12. This la greatly to Mr. Burkett's regret. He feels, however, that hi. d.itv Is here and consequently ne nas been compelled to send his regrets In the shape of a letter to those who have charge of the Lincoln club banquet. . Mrs. Andrews Receives. Mrs. W. B. Andrews, wife of the auditor for the Treasury department, gave an ex ceedingly large reception this afternoon. In which she was fsslsted Ini receiving by her sister, Mrs. MrCoy, Miss Dietrich. Mrs. v. o Snyder and Mrs Prince or Illinois. Mrs. Bishop of Michigan, and Mrs. John Shafroth of Colorndo. In eddltlon to the receiving party Mrs. Andrews was aided by Mrs. gwlnburn of lown, Mrs. Henry C. Smith of Hastinga. Neb., Mra, Tobey of Lincoln, and Mlas Bandera. Many oi tne Nebraska colony resident In Washington called, Including the Nebraska delegation In congress. REGARDS BLOW STAGGERING (Continued from First Page.) only condition concerning the battle which had been received by the administration. Dispatches from United States Minister Allen at Seoul, Corea. received this morn ing did not mention the nava' engagement. It was decided that the unitea oiaies should preserve absolute neutrality oo- tween tho combatants, but it is scarcely likely that a proclamation formally an nouncing that decision will be made until official advices of the actual beginning 61 hostllltleo have been received. Aamirai Evans' cruiser squadron will oba-.TV the naval operationa of the war. The cubinat also discussed briefly the Panama canal situation, but no Information concerning the details of the discussion were disclosed. Secretary Hay,' who attendtd today's meeting, la much Improved in health and took an active part In the deliberations. Japan's Dnrliin Font. News of the daring exploit of the Japa nese torpedo boata ut Port Arthur last night waa received with great Interest by the naval officers. The general Impression that the Japanese boats did not actually run Into the harbor, but, passing swiftly across tho mouth, under cover of darkness, let fly their torpedoes broadside and at least three of these found their mark. Naval officers heie say this feat could not have been performed It the Ruaslan vessels hail remained under the guna of the furta In the Inner harbor, but the torpedj boat ad vocates point to a daring raid by Japan.e torpedo boata Into the splendidly fortified harbor of Wei Hal Wei, Juat oppialte Port Arthur, during the China-Japanese war, when three great Chinese battleslilpj ware sent to the bottom. (iladness nt Berlin. BERLIN, Feb. . Japan's Initial success In tha first attack with torpedo boata on tb Russian flett off Port Arthur produced a deep Impression both on the people and military and naval critics here. Groups gathered around the distributer of the "extrsa" in ihe etreets and read the newt Always . 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As Viceroy Alexieff did not mention any Japanese losses In his first dispatch, the common talk of the naval officers wns that the Japanese have shown that they can handle their ships better than the Russians France Regrets Action. PARIS, Feb. S.-Tho news of the first Japanese attack with torpedo boats on the Russian fleet, off Port Arthur created con sternutiun here. The ofllclals of the For eign office were among the first to receive the' Information and their advices were similar to those of the St. Petersburg offl clnl gazette, showing that two Russian battleships and one cruiser were damaged and also showing that four torpedo boats made the attack. An official of the Foreign office said: "It Is profoundly to be regretted that such a decisive step has been taken, as It ter minates the efforts the powers might have mode to avert actual warfare." Information has been received here show ing that the British government will Issue a declaration of neutrality within a few days, perhaps Immediately, and that Francs will take the same course within a day or two. At a conference of ministers held at the Elysee palace today under the presidency of M. Loiibct.. Foreign Minister Delcaase communicated the news of the first Japan ese attack with torpedo boats on the Rus sian fleet oft, Port Arthur and announced that the French minister at Toklo had been asked to assure the protection of French subjects. France, Mays Kentral. The attitude of the French government, In view of the war, Is now definitely deter mined upon. France will maintain neu trality under any and all circumstances the Franco-Russian alliance being con strued na not requiring France to Intervene In behalf of Russia, even should Great Britain or ut.y third power Intervene In behalf of Japan.' The naval 'engagement off Port Arthur la understood to have mainly occupied the attention of the council of ministers. The Impression prevailed that the three Russian ships torpedoed are so disabled as to be unserviceable for the remainder of the war, thus placing the Russian fleet In a state of manifest Inferiority. It Is said that mem bers of the council of ministers expressed astonishment at the alleged negligence of the commanders of the Russian ships In permitting the Japanese to surprise them. The Japanese legation announces that Japan haa requested China to declare coal contraband of war. The effect of this would be tp cut off the main coal supply of the Russian fleet at Port Arthur. The legation officials add that China's continuance of supplying the Russians with coal would be i breach of neutrality. y . One Vessel la Sink, - .. 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