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you. LXIV- 21.091. r^^JTfSi test .tt*'Sa«ffiS iow^ NEW- YORK SUNDAY. .AUGUST 14. 1904.— FIFTY- FOUR PAGES.
TiKKEY GRANTS DEMANDS
U&DING TO PRESSURE.
Questions nt Issue trith United
Steles Satisfactorily Adjusted.
Censtanllnople. Aug. 13.-The issues between
wiey cl .d the United States were arranged to
*"■ io the : -.faction of both governments.
/ TRIUMPH FOR MR. HAY.
vt of His Victory Xot Yet
Known in Washington.
IriiC-J T-IE miaUW BUREAU. 1
us. 13.— The issues between the
- and Turkey have been arranged to
satisfaction of beta governments, and one
ust be added to the long list of dlplo
rictoriea of th* Republican administra
rrf the la.«t seven years and to the credit
D Hay. th» Secretary of State.
which tided over a most delicate
fiiusior- in Venezuela, induced European powers
,P, P abandon a "peaceful blockade" and adjust
'ifferer.ces before the tribunal «f The
Ksru*. af the same tlme * l7ordin S concrete rec
ognition of those rights of the United States in
south America commonly known as the Monroe
noctrlne. is still fresh In the memory of the
übiic The settlement of the Alaskan boundary
enpute by arbitration, but without loss; of dlg
cjtv cr territory to this country, is a recent in
ridcr.t. The skilful and far-seeing diplomacy
which effected the negotiation and ratification
a the treaty with China, in the face of subtle
but powerful opposition, by which the United
gHtaa acquired treaty righie In Manchuria that
tb« victor in the present war will be bound to
(■met, U etiU a source of wonder and congratu
iation. The delicately worded note by which the
mows were committed to the preservation of
the "administrative entity" of China, already a
aaoroe of comfort to European diplomats, who
«M Id it the possible key to a. satisfactory ar
nagement of peace between Russia and Japan,
Is KtlU a source of compliment and congratula
tion in the European prese; and now must be
ujdtfi one more— the adjustment of grave diffi
culties with Turkey, effected In the presence of
tlmost insurmountable obstacles and after years
of vain attempt and less skilful effort In the same
direction.
FULL DETAILS EXPECTED TO-DAY.
Thus far the State Department Is unaware of
the full extent of the victory achieved, but that
victory It must be is assured by Minister Lelsh
man'e acceptance of the proposition of the Porte
and the statement that the arrangement 1* sat
isfactory to him. Full detail" of the agreement
are expected by cable to-morrow and will be
ruade publio on Monday morning. In the mean
time the extent of the rights obtained for Amer
ican aWmhi and educational Institution* In
Turkey is to wine degree a matter of conjecture.
Advices received yesterday from Minister Irish
man indicated a general oompliance with the
I tplrit of the Am&rioan demand* and forecast the
probability of more satisfactory relations with
the Porte for fill time to come.
Perhaps the most Important demand presented
by Minister T- 'l«tirf"»Ti was that the American
schools have the rights of the most favored.
Catholic and Greek, Jewish and other non-Ma
hometan educational Institutions enjoyed rea
sonable privileges and at least an unequivocal
status by virtue of the treaty known as "The
Capitulations,*', negotiated soon after the capt
ure of Turkey by the great Sultan In
1463. but there were no Prctectanta In exist
ence at that time, so no provision was made for
the schools of Protestant denominations. Slnoo
Protestants have penetrated Into the realm of
tbe Sublime Port* Urn government has been led
to regard their schools as hotbeds of sedition
sod universities of treason, but the Turkish
court has done all in its power to promote this
uzfcsnded prejudice.
Two years ago John G. A. Irishman accepted
the post of Minister to Turkey, and almost im
mediately it became bis duty to take up with the
Porte the settlement of the vexed question re-
carding the status of Protestant schools in Tur
key. President Roosevelt at one time attempted
to facUit&te Mr. Leishman's able efforts by a
personal note to the Sultan, but it proved of no
*vali. The influences surrounding the "sick
j ess of Europe" proved so powerful that they
fel&yed the delivery of the letter until time had
robbed it of its t oroe. and so Its effect was nulli-
M
Tbere are numerous other claims set forth by
Minister Lelchman in his latest demand, and,
** bis always been the case with Turkish dlp
locaflo correspondence, the answers were too
*«roe to satisfy Secretary Hay. Accordingly.
tie. American Minister was Instructed, only
yceterOay, to Insist on more definite language
••« acre explicit agreements. Until the pre
*** wording of de agreement finally accepted
I**!' Lelshnum reaches the State Department,
tjiottore. Secretary Hay will be unwilling to
22 0*"0 *" any Information regarding the outcome
tie trouble.
1* ens direction, however, the Secretary of
■*■ displays no hesitation, and that is In
ccffi^lSaentlng Minister Leishman on the able
■■■•er in which he has conducted the negotla
*"" end the discreet conduct of his relations
«iti th« Porte in the recent delicate situation.
« I the officials of the State Department are
*» ia their praise of the American Minister,
«o it is even hinted that the first opportunity
» «• seized to transfer him to a more im
"•ant and more congenial post.
AMERICANS HARASSED.
The Rev. Dr. Dvcight Tells of Dis
crimination in Turkey.
**• *•*. Henry Otis Dwlght, who was for years
**ao*cua with the American Mission in Constan
«*?>. said yesterday In explaining the Turkish
*»Mkm:
b^fw'i!- 1 ' °* »c«. and. Indeed, all missionaries
fceii? rKf /. for some year* have been badgered and
fSsv .«L n th « :lr educational work by Turkish of
gjr 1 *- "id nee of t be buildings of a Catholic ml»
»*£..,-* the tilts of it* roof displaced by a gate.
Wtv"s *. Bcho0 ' was held Jn its inclosure the
i*r-n<« < tould not be repaired without special
BUT22S t rom th « labyrinths of Yildlz Kiosk.
forth, t * chool moved into a neighboring houte
di; m a L * of a tlvht roof, straightway an offl
► Efcool W.f, W>e f r le <*«»*»><* the closing of the
ts S«lonf^* ." it hed been moved without per
5 proH H tn * Sulta «- A** tbe school especlal
°a thHplir"; *£* lncla! would arrive breathless
' J Ki iuaa.« ° <JJ * tnan ■i the names of the scholars
"T-cft!.;*^** of ■">«!/ next of kin with the 111
SF»<*u2i. ?a £L« "f, ''•raging their ardor -for
Lsssssßfcli-h -**v ri i le wa3 made *>y decree of th*
*• u-«tu« th,% '" ba<J(S . »Ny foreigner to profit by
ftNarw Ik l £ r!rlt £ lm to *> u - v land, unless hr
wovtd t,*v° na that , hw *° d h! " hcl " «»d
ft «* V*m\Jl *£ ptmit a school to be held
**« *£££"' l ? . « r * Christian school In the
fin^»»hous£ l whieh "' ' c nt , »«J«ly- Those
•-'• J «oiae'»roh«« «r Ik" 11 * 1 '.n. n wnnlng" within
» epnere of observation «re not mode
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TEN DROWN IN POTOMAC
TRAGEDY AT A REGATTA.
Launch Capsizes and Only Four of
Those on Board Saved.
"Washington, Aug. 18.— Ten persons were
drowned as tho result of the capsizing of a
naphtha launch on the Potomac River, off
Georgetown, the western section of this city, at
the annual Potomac regatta th's afternoon.
Four others who were <>n the launch escaped.
All except one, Coatee, lived In this city. The
dead:
BLUM Kit. Charles F.. forty yean old. druggist, married.
BOOSE. Andrew J.. about thirty yc-ar» old; a sales
man. formerly of Asheville. N. C
COATKS. J. Herbert, of McKeesport. Perm.; tailor, about
lhlrt> yeci-s old.
DREYFL'SS. Mrs. I.uhi
HIZER. Helen.
MOORE, Helen. a daughter of a printer here.
EELBACH. IWtha. lister of Mrs. Dreyfucs.
BMITH. .1. George, had been president of the Smitti-
Pow.ll Pai«.i Company. Incorporated, of this city;
married.
SMITH. William, about thirty years of age: employe
of the navy yard here.
WALDMAS, John. jr.. twenty rears old; a machinist 1 .
apprentice . in the navy yard.
The accident was the worst in the history of
Potomac River racing. The capsized launch was
the Recreation, owned by Drs. Stewart and Wag
ner, and carried the fourteen people mentioned.
In the first race the launch got in the way of the
eight oared shells, and its wash was such that
the officials reprimanded the crew and ordered
them out of the way. There was Borne show of
resentment at this order, and the launch headed
for the shore, but miscalculated Its course.
Striking the strong undertow caused by a mill
race. It rocked for a moment, and, as the pas
sengers rushed to one side, turned turtle.
. Only a few of the thousands of people lining
the shore witnessed the accident, but the police
Immediately set "to work to recover the bodies."
Many of the spectators. including officials of the
District government, protested against the con
tinuance of the racing, in view of the tragedy,
but the officials In charge declined to stop the
sport, saying it was inexpedient because people
had come from numerous cities to take part, and
that the regatta was the result of long laid plans
In which many outside interests were concerned.
Three was a great deal of criticism of this de
cision.
The cheering for the competing crews as they
passed the scene of the tragedy and the shrill
and deafening whistles of the pleasure craft con
tinued while the bodies of the victims were d«-
Ing grappled for, dragged into view and sent to
the police station. Major Sylvester, the Super
intendent of Police, and Coroner Glazebrook
were at the scene and directed the work of the
large corps of police, detectives and volunteer
assistants engaged In recovering and Identify
ing: the bodies.
NEAR DEATH IX "AUTO."
Three Hurled Out in Backward
Plunge Down Steep Hill.
Henry A. Hawthorne, of Boston, grandson of
Nathaniel Hawthorne, and two young women
had a narrow escape from death last evening
while riding in an automobile on the Pine Tree
Grove Road, near the Bronx River. At the top
of the hill Mr. Hawthorne attempted to turn his
machine around, and the machine started to go
backward down the steep hill. He was unable
to stop the automobile, and it continued down
the Incline to the bottom of the hill and struck
a tree within ten feet of the river. The occu
pants were thrown out, but were not hurt seri
ously.
Mr. Hawthorne is spending his vacation with
Dr. W. C. Deinlng, of West Chester, and yester
day went out for a ride in his automobile. With
him were Miss Eisie Hitchcock, of Washington.
Conn., and Mlas Grace Standard, of LHchneld.
Conn. The young women were anxious to ace
the view from the top of Pine Tree Grove Road,
which overlooks the Bronx River, and Mr. Haw
thorne volunteered to take them there. The
road Is steep, and the ascent was made slowly.
When they arrived at the top of the hill they
alighted from the machine and visited places of
Interest there. The accident occurred when
they got Into the machine to return home.
FIRE SCARES GUESTS.
Flames from a Physician's Lamp
Alarm Women in Ashland House.
Fire on the ground floor of the house of Dr.
Waldron D. «Vanderpool, at No. 100 East
Twenty-fourth-st., last r.ight caused damage of
%y>) to curtains and furnishings. It started
from a student's lamp In l>r. Vanderpool's
laboratory. !>«'. Vanderpool and a mald*extin
guished the flames before the firemen arrived.
The house Is an annex to the Ashland House, at
Fourth-aye. and Twenty-fourth-st., and many
hotel guests, some of them women, became
frightened, and ran downstairs. H. H. Brock
way the proprietor, assured them there was no
danger, but for a time the women were on the
verge of panic.
DOWES SAVES THKEE LIVES.
He and His Son Eescue Women in Danger
of Drowning.
Grand Rapids. Mich.. Aug. 13. -A dispatch to
"The- Evening Press" from Whitehall. Mich., says
that "Elijah" Dowle last night rescued three
woman from a watery grave. The women were
•ailing unattended in a yacht belonging to George
McDonald, of Chicago, when in the middle of the {
lake a heavy puff of wind capsized their boat.
Dowie saw the accident from the piazza of Ben j
MacDhui his summer horn*, and. with his son
Gladstone, ho ran to his launch and went out
through the heavy waves to the rescue. He
reached the scene Just in time, for a short d-iay
would have meant the death of all three women
With much difficulty Dowle and his «on pull-id
the women into their launch. They had reached
th« shore before the life saving crew, quartered :
three miles away from the scene, arrived.
THE RUSSIAN- BATTLESHIP CZAREVITCH.
Which reached Shanghai after the battle in whlcn Reax Admiral Wittsoeft was killed.
BRITISH TARE AN ISLAND
Birds Island, West Indies. Annexed
— Guns Ijanded, Colors Hoisted.
Kingstown. St. Vincent, Aug. Vi.— The British
cruiser Tribune on August 11 landed a party,
under command of Lieutenant Threlfall, at Ayes,
or Birds Island. 127 miles weft of the north
end of the island of Dominica, and annexed it
as a British possession. Ount were hauled
through the surf and landed, the British flag
■was hoisted and a royal salute was fired. The
Tribune then proceeded iireit to St. Vincent,
arriving here yesterday.
The Tribune left ht?re to-day, bpin^: ordered
to Venezuela- to protect British nitrrpsts at
Caracas.
Ayes. according to the gazetters and encyclo
paedias, is i small, uninhabited viand, about one
hundred and forty miles west of Dominic;).
FIGHTS .1 WHOLE GASG.
Policeman Hangs to His Prisoner
at Rusk of Life.
Patrolman William Bannon, of the Ka-»t Six
ty-seventh-st. station, was spiv bODM or. sick
leave last night after a fight with ■ dosea or
more rufflane. !n which he had a narrow es
cape from death, but succeeded In holding to
the prisoner he had arid KfttiiiK him to the sta
tion. The prisoner Sdiil he wan Joseph Jloha.
twenty years old, a marble cutter, of No. 1,457
First-aye.
Bannon had reached S«venty-first-st. while
walking along Flrst-avc. turiy in the evening.
Or. the northwest corner were a dozen or more
young" laborers, who had'fceen drinking. Jlcc&i
was particularly offensive," and Bannon says he
heard him make obscene remarks to passersby.
Bannon walked across the street and ordered;
the men to "move on." Jlcha said, with an
oath:
"You nor no other 'cop' can make me move."
liannor. placed him under arrest, but was
knocked flat on his back by two powerful l>Ums
from Jleha. Uannon Jumped to his feet and
struck Jlcha twice with hla club, but did not
knock him out. Jlcha selxed liannor. and again
knocked him down, and the two rolled about the
pavement. Bannon was hit on the back of the
head with some blunt instrument, which par
tially stunned him. Something made a long
gash in his left cheek, probably a knife, and
afterward it was found that the back of his
blouse had been cut for nearly a foot, itannon'i
trousers were also torn to shreds. He held on to
his man with a grip which Jlcha could not
l>reak.
A man who saw the fight telephoned for al<l.
Sergeant Bell sent out the reserves and de
tectives. They were in time to save Bannon's
iife. The rurßans saw them coining and <lln
uppeared. Bannon was on the ground, holding
on to his prisoner, who was m-arly unconscious.
The fight attracted a large crowd, which was
afraid to Interfere. Bannon was loudly praised
for hi* dogped fight Against such overwhelming
odds.
A HIGHLY ACCOMPLISHED HORSE.
An Expert Mathematician and Musician—
His Intelligence Amazes Berlin Scientists.
Berlin. Aug. 13.— "Wllhelm yon Osten. who has
for a long time made Investigations of the intelli
gence of animals, has reached result* in educating
an Orloff stallion which cause amazement among
scientific. m«n and psychologists. Some of thus«
who have tested the mental powers of the animal
are Dr. Studt, the Prussian Minister of Education;
Professor Georg Schwelnftlrther, th« African trav
eller; Professor Karl Stump*, of the Berlin Uni
versity; Herr Schillings, the) naturalist, and Lud
wig Heck, director of the Berlin Zoological Gar
den. The horse, besides adding, subtracting, mul
tiplying and dividing, does examples Involving sev
eral of these operations, finds square numbers, and
not only repeats what Is taught, but solves fresh
problems put to him by examiners In the absence
of his master, ■ showing a grasp of the principles
of arithmetic The stallion also forms little .sen
tences, remembers them next day. and knows
twelve colors and shades, giving th^ir correspond
ing names. . He distinguishes musical tones, in
dicating where they are situated on the ohro
mattc scaie, and picks out discords, designating
which tone to omit In order to restore harmony.
The horse communicates by a system of hoofbeats,
representing the alphabet. Professor Schillings
has taken great Interest in displaying the horse's
accomplishments to other scientists. Dr. Studt
says Herr yon Oaten would have been burned aa
a wizard in the earlier ages of the world.
When" the exercises are prolonged the horse be
comes nervous and Inattentive, and mistakes be
come more frequent. .
Professor yon Oaten affirms that the horse Is an
well educated as a boy who has gone to school for
the same number of years, and he desires that a
commission of specialists be selected to take the
animal under observation for four weeks. : This
probably will be done, with the view of determining
whether the conventional Idea that animal instinct
and human intelligence are essentially different
Is true.
WOMAN KILLED IN RUNAWAY.
Carriage Overturned on Wife of Officer of
St. Louis Trust Company.
I BY TBLBOBAPH TO THE TJUBUNE.I
St. Louis, Aug. 13.— Mrs. Breckinridge Jones,
forty-four years old. wife of the vice-president of
the Mississippi Valley Trust Company, died to
night from injuries sustained to-day In a runaway
at the World's Fair. The carriage containing Mr.
and Mrs. Jones, their two little daughters and the
coachman was turning a sharp corner, when the
coupling pole snapped, throwing the driver to the
ground. Mr. Jones jumped out to get the reins,
but the horses dashed madly away, running
obliquely down an incline and overturning the ve
hicle on Mrs. Jones. The children escaped with
slight bruises, . .
MURDERED SEAMAN'S IDENTITY.
Nice, Aug. 13.— The body of the murdered Ameri
can seaman found it Yillefranche on August 11.
after being: five days In the water, Is believed to be
that at Henry Mitchell, of the cruiser Olympia.
flagship of the European squadron, now at
Smyrna. Rear Admirul Jewell telegraphed from
Smyrna to-day to Vice-Consul Plattl here, saying
ti.ai Mltch?ll in nut aboard his ship*
ELOPES IN AMBULANCE.
Girl's Pretended Suicide Makes
Marriage Possible.
The novel plot was devised yesterday by Mary
Kronberg and Julius Braun. of North Hudson.
N. J., to outwit stern parents who were opposed
to their marriage, A pretended attempt at sui
cide was the basis of the plot, and the subse
quent happenings all turned out as had been ex
pected by the young schemers, Including the
escape of the girl In an ambulance from her
father's home.
Mary Kronberg lived with her parents, at No.
48 Main-st.. North Bergen. She had a lover in
Julius Hraiin. whose home Is on the Hudson
Boulevard, in the same place, Mary's parents
objected to her receiving the attentions of the
young man. and when she told them that she in
tended to be married yesterday she was locked
up. When Braun called there yesterday he was
told by her father thut he could not see her, as
the girl hud gone away.
As Braun was walking away from the house
a plei'- of paper fluttered down from a window.
Picking It up. he found that it was a note from
Miss Kronbers;, in which she told him that she
was going to pretend to commit suicide and
that if an ambulance should be called, as she
expected would be the case. she would have an
apportunity to escape from the house. Braun
at once appreciated the situation, and, hastening
to the undertaking establishment of William
Necker, told the proprietor that there would
probably soon be a call for his ambulance.
Braun also engaged a coach in which to follow
the ambulance when the call came.
In the mean time Mary Kronberg had not been
Idle at her home. The girl's mother. It is said,
heard her scream in her room, and. running
there, found her writhing in apparent agony.
Mary cried out that «he had taken poison and
begged that she be sent to the. hospital. Necker'a
ambulance was quickly summoned and the girl
was placed in it and driven away. As soon as
the ambulance left Necker's young Braun fol-
Iriw4d in a coach, but at a considerable distance.
Wh<j'n*the ambulance. was on its way up New-
Durham: Hill bound, as the girl's parents sup
posed, for the hospital. Mary, who had been
keeping a sharp lookout, espied the coach con
taining her lover. The ambulance was quickly
stopped and the girl got out and entered the
coach. The young couple. were then driven to
the! office of Justice of the Peace Stuke. by
whom they were married. . ' . „ ' •
It is said that Mr. Kronberg. when he heard
how he bad been outwitted, pronounced It "a
slick trick.'! and declared that he would,. forgive
the young pair. - •
"LI ART HE CALLS CLARK.
Champ's Retort— Amenities of the
Indiana Stump.
New-Albany. Ind.. Aug. 13. — "If the man who
Just called me a liar will meet me outside the
park when 1 finish my speech Til cut his throat
from ear to eur'." declared Congressman Champ
Clark, of Missouri, in a Joint political debate
with Congressman Charles B. Lanils, of Indiana,
before the Chautauq.ua Assembly here to-day.
The debate whs the principal attraction of the
Chautauqua. While Mr. Lamlla was speaking.
Some one in the audience cried »ut:
"Where's Bill Taylor?"
Mr. LundlH replied:
"He is in Indiana, and will stay there until he
gets Justice."
When Mr. Clark took the platform he referred
to ex-Uovernor Taylor as an assassin, charging
that the Republicans were protecting a man
who should be hanged. Continuing, he said:
"The Republicans want to rule this country by
Bssasfiination." •
Some on in the audience cried out:
"That's not true. You ore a liar!"
Immediately Congressman Clark shouted his
challenge, which was greeted with hisses.
FIXDS PIRATE'S LAIR.
Yonkers Police Discover Remains of
Stolen Launches.
In the arrest of George Beyer at Yonkers on
Thursday on a charge of piracy the Tonkere
detectives think they have made one of the
most important captures in recent years and
have succeeded In breaking up one of the worst
gangs of river thieves that the police have ever
had to contend with. Yesterday afternoon Ser
geants Cooley and Dinsmore, Detective Wood
and Special Officer Moore made a reconnaissance
of the Jersey shore.
From information obtained the officers quickly
found the tools and other paraphernalia taken
from Ruemmler's boathouse and took them to
police headquarters. In th«» evening, as Wood
and Moore were patrolling near Fort Lee, they
discovered the rendezvous of the pirates in a
secluded spot at the foot of the Palisades. The
officers returned to Yonkers and told Sergeatyt
< 'ooley of their discovery, and he in company
with Sergeant Dinsmore and Detectives O'Hara,
Flood, May and Healy. proceeded to the scene.
Strewn about the camp for nearly twenty feet
were the charred ruins of several launches. In
the centre of the space were piled gasolene en
gines, anchors, propellers, rudders, gasolene
tanks, electric batteries, etc. These the officers
placed In the police boat. Then they made ;x
search for the thieves, but although they went
several miles through the woods from the camp,
the officers could find nothing of the pirates.
The search was kept up all night. The floor of
the main office at police headquarters was
ttrewn from one end to the other with the re
covered plunder, and a number of the yachts
men went In to view the mass.
Although Beyer refuses to give any Informa
tion regarding himself or his confederate*, the
detectives think they know who the other mem
bers of the gang are and that they will succeed
in placing: them under arrest within twenty-four
hours.
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NAVAL BATTLE IN PROGRESS.
VLADIVOSTOK SQUADRON CAUGHT IN THE STBAtn
OF COREA WITTSOEFT KILLED IX FIGHT.
The Czarevitch Useless — Tico Russian Destroyers Wrecked P
Battleships at Port
The Japanese cruiser Takashish reported by wireless to Tokio tint
the Vladivostok squadron had been caught in the Straits of Corea.
a fight was in progress there.
Japanese land batteries command the harbor at Port Aitbur, w
is believed in Tokio that the five damaged battleships reported ii
harbor are doomed. Admiral Togo reported that all these yea
fered severely, the Retvizan and Pobieda being the most seriously injured.
There are rumors of heavy Russian losses in recent righting befovc the
fortress.
Admiral Wittsoeft, whose flag was on the Czarevitch, was blown to
pieces by a shell in the battle on August 10. The battleship entered
Tsing-Chau practically a wreck. Estimates of the loss of life on board
vary from 210 killed and 60 wounded to 15 killed and 4o wounded.
The Xovik sailed from Tsing-Chau at the command of the German
authorities. Japanese warships were reported near the harbor, and there
was an unconfirmed rumor at Peking that a fight had taken place. The
Askold is in drydock at Shanghai, where there is a controversy over the
question of repairs.
WARSHIPS SEEM DOOMED.
Russia s Battered Vessels L nder
Land Fire at Port Arthur.
Tokio. Aug. 13.— 1t is believed here that the
Russians will not be able to repair the five
battleships at Port Arthur which were reported
by Admira! Togo to have been damaged in the
recent sea fighting. The Japanese land batteries
now commanding the entrance to the harbor
could render this work impossible.
Before the Russian fleet emerged from Port
Arthur on August 10 the Japanese batteries
could reach the warships there with shells, and
the docks were exposed to a fire, the severity
o* which was increasing constantly.
It in doubted if the ships will be able to go
Vj sea without undergoing repairs, and it Is
reporteJ that the Russians themselves will de
stroy them before Port Arthur falls.
Admiral Togo says that five Russian battle
ships appear to have been heavily damaged in
the engagement of August 10.
The Pobleda lost two masts and one of her
heavy guns teas disabled.
The flagship Retvizan. which was hit several
times at a distance of 3,300 yards, seems to have
sustained the greatest injury. i;.'-
The damage inflicted on the Russian cruisers
was comparatively slight. The Bayan has not
appeared since, the engagement.
The injuries sustained by the Japanese vessels
have been temporarily repaired.
The Emperor, through Field Marshal Yama
gata. chief of the general staff, has directed
Field Marshal Oyama. commander of the Jap
anese armies in the field, to permit* the women,
priest?, merchants, diplomats and the officers of
neutral powers to leave Port Arthur, and to ex
tend to them shelter at Port Dalny. Oyama has
authority to remove other non-combatants not
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enumerated, providing it does not affect the
military operations.
Marquis Yamagata's order says that the Em
peror, prompted by humanity, desires to spare
the non-combatants at Port Arthur from de
vastation by tire and sword.
Beriin. Aug. 13. — A dispatch to the • Lokal An
zelger" from Tokio says that heavy fighting took
place at Port Arthur all night on Tuesday and
Wednesday and that the Russian losses are re
ported to be enormous.
Che-Koo. .Vug. 13 — Chines* devk yard labor
ers who left Port Arthur on the night of August
8. and who arrived here to-day, confirm the re
ports of heavy fighting there. They say that the
Japanese lines are gradually closing on the
inner forts. A shell which, exploded in the gen
eral hospital killed a number of patients.
TWO DESTROYERS LOST.
Russian Vessels Ashore Xear Wti
llai-Wei — C 'rem* Rescued.
Clie-Foo. Aug. 13.— Launches containing sixty
Russian sailors^ are said to have entered Wei-
Hal-Wel. The sailors belong to two torpedo
boat destroyers which are reported to have gone
ashore in the vicinity of Wei-Hal-Wel. These
vessels presumably aie the same which were
reported yesterday to have been captured.
London. Aug. 13.— A dispatch from Wei- Ha 1-
Wel says the Russian destroyer Burnl was
beached on August 12 on the south of the Shan-
Tung promontory and was blown up. Three of
her officers and sixty men who walked from the
ivene of the accident have arrived at Wel-Hal-
Wel.
FIGHT OFF TSING-CHAU?
Rumor That Japanese Have Inter
cepted the Xovik.
Peking. Aug-. 13.- It is rumored that there
has been a naval engagement off Tsing-Chau.
but the German legation has no counynation of
the report.
A DESTROYER OFF COREA.
Russian Sighted by Japanese
Steamer— Xo Attack Made.
Tokio, Aug. 13. -The merchant steamer ilen
kal sighted a Russian torpedo boat destroyer
near Jtgwel Island, off the coast of Corea. on tha
afternoon of August 11. The Russian was
steaming to the westward. The captain of the
Genkai prepared to beach the ship, but the Rus
sian did tiot molest them.
The Russian torpedo boat destroyer evidently
parted from the fleet during the battle of August
10. and was try'"* to return to Port Arthur.
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FIGHTING IN STRAITS.
Japanese and Vladivostok Squadron
in Battle.
Tokic. Aug. 14.— The protected cru'ser Ta
kashish reports by wireless telegraph to the
Admiralty that the Japanese squadron was en
gaging the Vladivostok fleet off the Tsu Islands,
in the Straits of Corea. at 5 o'clock to-day
tSundayj.
THE BATTLE DESPERATE,
Russian Official Report — ookf k
Fleet Left in Doubt.
St. Petersburg, Aug. Viceroy AlexieCf. In
a dispatch to the Emperor, elves the following
report from Captain Matousevitch, the late Rear
Admiral Wittsoeft's chief of staff, under date
of August 12:
At dawn of August 10 our Port Arthur squad
ron began to make for the open sea and emerged
from the port at 0 o'clock. The squadron con
sisted of six battleships, the cruisers. Askold.
Diana. Palladia and Novik. and eight torpedo
boats.
. The . Japanese, opposed us with the followins
• force: A first detachment, consisting ot the bat
tleships AaabU ; i»ika-a. , Fuji." Yashmra" and
! - Shlklshlnia end the erulssrs" Ntaahin »nd".Kasi?-
I ga; a . second detachment, .consisting of . tfy*
cruisers Yakumo. Kasagi, Chitose and Takas;--
.and a third detachment, consisting of the"
j cruisers Akitsushima. Idsumo. Matsuahima. It-
I sukushima and Hasfcidate and the battles
< Chin-Yen, with about thirty torpedo boat?.
Our squadron manoeuvred to gain a pasaas^
through the line of the enemy's ships. Mean
while the, Japanese torpedo boats were lay Ins
; floating mines in the way of our squadron, thu*
; rendering evolutions very difficult. "\
JAPANESE LINE AT LAST BROKEN. ■
At 1 p. m. our squadron, after forty minute*'
i fighting, succeeded in effecting a passage, an*l
I shaped its course toward Shan-Tung. The en
emy, following at full speed, caught up with us
slowly, and at "» o'clock fighting again began ami
continued for some hours, without either slda
obtaining any advantage. •
• In the battle commander of our squadron
was killed, and the captain of the battleship
Czarevitch was wounded and lost consciousness.
Almost at the same time the engines and steer
ing gear of the Czarevitch were damaged, and
sbe was obliged to stop forty minutes. Thii
forced the other ships to manoeuvre around her.
The command of the squadron devolved upon
Rear Admiral Prince Ouktomsky. and the com
mand of the Czarevitch upon the second in com
mand.
• Alter nightfall the Czarevitch, being unable
to .follow the squadron and losing sight of It.
took a. southerly direction in order to attempt to
reach Vladivostok under her own steam. Sb*
was attacked "tor-torpedo boats during the night,
and at dawn was In the vicinity of Shan-Tung.
Thr officer commanding the squadron, having
.examined and determined the" extent C the
damage to the Czarevitch, concluded that six
could not make Vladivostok and allowed her
captain to proceed- to Klao-Chau for repairs. ,
SOME OF THE OFFICERS KILLED.
Those killed Included Rear Admiral Wlttsoett.
Navigating Flag Lieutenant 'Azarleff and
Navigating Lieutenant Draguishevitcn. Those
slightly wounded Included myself and eight
others. A number of sailors • -were killed or
wounded, but just how many has not yet been .
ascertained. ♦*:
I arrived at Kiao-Chau at 9 o'clock; In th»
evening, and found there the cruiser Novik and
the torpedo boat Bezshuml.
I am happy to bear witness to your majesty # "
to the unexampled bravery of the officers and
men during the desperate encounter. £* ..
CARXAGE OX CZAREVITCH
Admiral Wittsoeft 810-ucn to P
— Vessel Helpless.
Che-Foo. Aug. 13.— Admiral Wittsoeft w*a
killed on board the battleship Czarevitch in the
battle on August ll>. The battleship re
terrible punUhment. The Assuciai-U Press**
correspondent at Tsing-Chau 3ays that the flag
ship bore the brunt of the fighting until 4 o'clock
in the afternoon, whe:. Admiral Wittsoeft I
hit by a shell, which We* his body to
only one of his legs being found after the ex
plosion. Four officers standing* near h.;rn wer*
also killed. Altogether tnV Clarevit. h
fifteen men killed and forty-ftve wounded.
It is now reported that Admiral M«s»
»Caplain Matousevitch ?> has died froi
wounds In a hospital. Two officers and
sailors, all seriously Injured, are at pres ■
hospital.
Several Japanese cruisers are reported
off Shan-Tung Promontory, near th
the fighting, while destroyers on scouting duty
A. J. i'Oß'-.'ORAN TANKS 'or »a?.*r glorag*. *U
sizes lo order. 11 Johu-st.— a. I

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