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JRotj1- :No- 30- Salt Lakh: City. Utah, Wednesday Mobstng, Febritakt 10. 1904. 10 PRGES.Five Oekts. H
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SW0 BATTLESHIPS AND ONE"
U CRUISER SMASHED OFF
I! PORT ARTHUR '
1 - .
"""J tic Brown Men Behind the" Guns on . the
jgikado's Ships Put Five of the
I Enemyfs Most Powerful Fight-
j ing Machines Out of
a Russian Officers Wounded, Nine of the Crew Kiiled
nd Fifty-One Wounded in Battle Before Port Arthur
Attempt of Russian Warships to Prevent Landing of
D n apan?se at Chemulpo Resulted in a Fierce Battle in
Which Two Russian Ships Were Destroyed.
ROOJQ 1 1
kFco, Feb. 9 The steamer Columbia has arrived from Port Arthur with
il news of the attack by the Japanese fleet upon the Russian fleet In the 1
Wide of the harbor of Port Arthur. The Columbia was In the roads
3 Use and felt the first shock of a torpedo explos'Ion at 11 o'clock on Mon-
gjjj! ie attack continued all night and at dayllcht today two Russian battle-
Szi one first-class Russian cruiser were seen to have been disabled and
i 3t the entrance of the harbor. The cruiser was badly listed to one
Seji ijcorniog the Russian forts opened fire on the. Japanese fleet, which was
M 'three milts distant. The Japanese vesacls returned the fire, hitting sev
jtfjt lie Russian ships, but doing little damage. The Russian cruisers then
Jfeffit, and tbe Japanese vessels disappeared. They were seen later going In
raili Ktion Dalny, apparently undamaged. Although the officers of the
:aU iay that there were seventeen ships in the attacking party only six
's iirefeen later In the day near Foo Chow.
pber of the crew of the steamer Columbia tells this story of the naval
j,1 hi Port Arthur:
sT; i Columbia was lying In the roadstead, surrounded by fourteen Russian
10UT3I ?il?3 and cruisers. At 21:30 Monday night a severe shock was felt on
5 T' ;thi Columbia. The Russians Immediately commenced to operate their
Uftls. and opened fire towards the sea. The firing lasted only a short
ff.Tx At 1 o'clock more shocks were felt and the Russians again commenced
i Japanese did not return the fire. At 2 o'clock two Russian battleships
H- t bacd were beached across the entrance of the harbor. Tbey were soon
T by a P.us3lan cruiser, which was also beached. None of tbe vessels
fined bnaeed above the water line. More shocks from torpedoes were felt dur-
!S jjtttrly morning and then all was quiet.
f'H o'clock Tuesday morning three Japanese cruisers passed Port Arthur,
jUoftho Russian fieet. The whole Russian fleet immediately weighed
mpjl ! Tfent after these, but returned In half an hour.
-v1 (HuistanB left one cruiser outside to watch for the Japanese ships. This
rpjJJ tJ flrtd upon by the Japanese and the other Russian veneels took up
wiora and cruised around the roadstead. The Japanese fieet came up
' ftree miles and a battle commenced. The Japanese fired on the ships
XlX"t which replied. Two Russian ships were struck by shells, but were
Cjhtly damaged. The Russian fire fell short. The Columbia steamed
1 .'bile the battle was In progress, but later saw the Japanese fieet leave.
iJ, ?Wtie cruiser with torpedo boats is reported north of Che Foo.
two battleships disabled are the Poltava and the Czarevitch. Tbe dls
rantijj rcored cruiser Boyarln and grounded battleships block the entrance to
iW. 'T' preventlng gunboats from going out and battleships and cruisera
J -j Picg In ar.d getting coal. Besides this the Japanese fleet has the Russian
S i'J Varlaff and Koretz caught by Chemulpo.
,r J erp h0""0 Vladlvostock. The Japanese fieet was under the com
iXt $ "-Admiral Togo and consisted of four fast cruisers, the Chltose,
:yTcgasao and Yoshlno, which, drew the tire of the Russians. They
J. the fleet and all went in to attack the armored cruiser.
T 101 V Japanese fleet, which consisted of two divisions, were the Mikasa,
iy. j yP' the first-class battleships Ashl, Fuji, Yasblraa, Shlkishlraa, Hnt-
tte dispatch boat Tatsuma. The secpnd division of tho fleet, under
Zil. ot Admiral Kamlmura on the flagship Idzumo, consisted, of the
0 ' 'm"!'8 KaUUma' Asama ad
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7$m. RUSSIAN MAIL STEAMER SEIZED.
fftiap' eb. 3, 7:W p. in. A dispatch to Reuter's Telegram company
ffjanghal tayS it is creditably reported that the Russian mall steam-
Wh,Ch lft Sbanshal Sunda'' ha3 bccn caPturcd lhe Japa
3ttlf Russian Mail Steamer Mongolia.
EUSSIA'S FLEET COMPRISES
NEARLY 100 VESSELS
4- St. Petersburg, Fob. 9. The latest -
returns of Russian warships in tho 4-4-
Far Kiist total JH, ln6ludlng S.bat- -f
i- tleshlps, 15 crulap.rs, 7 Runboats anil 4--f
Cf torpoilo boat destroyers and lor- 4-4-
pedo boats. 4.
4- Three more battleships and nlno 4-4-
torpedo boats are to go to tho Far 4--J-
East In tho sprlnar. -f
Theater of Monday Night's and Yes
terday's Naval Engagements.
Hussion Battleship Eetvizan. By Permission of Cassier's Magazine.
The Russian battleship Rotvlzan, which was disabled in Monday's engagement with the Japanese torpedo flotilla
off Port Arthur, wna built by the Cramps at Philadelphia. She Is of 12.700 tons displacement, has 1G.00O Indicated
horse-power, and has a speed of eighteen knots per hour. Her armor Is of Krup steel, from four to ten Inches In thick
ness, and her armament consists of four twelve-inch guns, twelve six-Inch guns, twenty three-Inch guns and twenty
six smaller rapid-fire gun3.
The Czarozltch is a battleship of 13,110 tons, built In France. In armor, armament and speed she about equals
The Pallad Is a cruiser of 6630 tons. She was built In Germany and completed In 1002. Her armament consisted
of six six-inch guns, twenty three-Inch guns and eight 1.4-Inch guns. Her speed Is estimated at twenty knots.
RUSSIAN STORY OF BATTLE AND DAMAGE
St. Petersburg, Feb. 10. Admiral
Alexlefi, omplfylng his first telegrnms
to the Czar on the torpedo boat action,
now telegraphs as follows:
1 most humbly report to your Imperial
Majesty that the three injured vessels
wore not sunk, nor were then- boilers or
The Czarevitch received a hole In her
steering department and her rudder was
damaged; tho Retvlzan was damaged In
her pumping apparatus under tho water
line, and the Pallada wua Injured amld
ahlps not far from her engine.
After the explosions the cruisers has
tened Immediately to their assistance, and
In eplte of tho dark night measures were
taken to bring the damaged vessels to
the harbor. We had no Iosh In officers.
Two murines were killed; five wen?
drown and eight wounded. The encmy'c
torpedo boats received a heavy tire Two
unexploded torpcdot-8 wero found after
JAPANESE TROOPS ARE
POURING INTO KOREA
Short Work Made of Two Russian Warships That Attempted
to Prevsnt Mikado's Army From Land
ing at Chemulpo..
Tolcio, Feb, It io reported here thai
the Japanese fleet engaged and defeated
two Russian warships, whouo names
have not yet been learned, at Chemulpo
bay. It is said the engagement began
at 11 a. m., and continued until 3 p. nv
The smaller Russian vessel 13 reported
to have been mink and tho larger one
was fired and hopelessly destroyed. A
part of the crews are reported to have
escaped to the yhore and to have been
The Russian vessels were the Russian
cruisers Korietz and the Varlag.
London, Feb. 10. In a dispatch from
Tien Tain dated February 9th a' corre
spondent of the Daily Mall says it Is re
ported there that the Russian cruisers
Varlag and Korietz, destroyed by the
St. Petersburg, Feb. 0. Serious dlffpr
ences have arl&sn In high quarters
over the command of tho Russian land
forces In the far East. One faction fa
vors placing both land and sea. forces
under Viceroy Alexleff and tho Gen
erals, and the other high officers of the
array believe that the prestige of Gon.
Kuropatkln, the "War Mlnlst&r, la es
sential to achieving success with the
land forces, and they therefore urge a
division of authority. In any event, It
Is understood, Viceroy Alexleff, ao tho
Cxar's representative In tho far East,
will have general direction of operations.
As the passago of Lake Ballalcl by
train ncrosn the Ice appears to be too
dangerous, the Ruaslan rolnforcomcnts
will cross the Ice on foot and tho war
material will be transported over a
PALLADA SUNK BY JAPS
Paris, Feb. 0. 4.15 p. m. It was an
nounced at the French Foreign olllco
4- Cheefoo, Feb. 10. Tho Russian 4-4-
war vessels at Vladlvostock are the 4-4-
armored cruisers Rurlk, Rossla, 4-4h-
Gromoboy and the Eogatyr, a screw 4-4-
corvette built in 1SC0. Russia has 4-4-
a thousand tons of coal at Port 4-4-
Arthur, but tho coal must bo taken 4-4-
out to the battleships In llghtors 4-4-
until tho battleships disabled by tho 4-4-
Japanese arc floated. 4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-
sued In the form of a telegram from
sued from Viceroy Alexlcff's chief of
staff, dated February 9th:
St. Petersburg, Feb. 10, 1 a. m. The
"By order of the Viceroy I beg to re
port that this day, at about 11 o'clock
In the morning, a Japanese squadron,
consisting of about fifteen battleships
and cruisers, approach Port Arthur and
opened fire. The enemy was received
with a cannonade from the shore bat
teries and the guns of our squadron,
which also participated In the engage
ment, "At midday the Japanese squadron
ceased Its lira and left, proceeding
"Our losses In the fieet were two offi
cers wounded, nine men killed and
fifty-one men wounded. The battleship
Poltava and the cruiser Novlek each
had a hole knocked In her side below
the water line. The forts were slightly
damaged. MAJ.-OEN. FLUG."
Japanese at. Chemulpo, hauled down
their Hags without firing a shot, and
that S000 Japanese Immediately landed
at Chemulpo and tho march to Seoul
It was reported from Peking today
that thy Japanese had . disembarked at
Chemulpo, notwithstanding the pres
ence there of two Russian warships, and
another dispatch from Chco Foo said
Japan had the Varlag and the Korietz
I caught at Chemulpo.
Japanese troops alno landed at all tho
chief points of southern and western
Korea. One division of the Japanese
guards holds FuKan and Chemulpo, and
altogether three divisions of the
Japanese guards, each of 12,000 men,
have been mobilized.
4 It appears, tho correspondent con
tinue?, that the Rus5an warships at
Vladlvostock are Ice-bound.
this afternoon that the Russian cruiser
Pallada was sunk In the torpedo attack
made by the Japanese on the Russian
fleet off Port Arthur. The Injuries sus
tained by the Retvlzan and Carovltch
are not known.
It was reported on the same author
ity that the cable from Vladlvostock
had been cut.
RUSSIANS THINK THE JAPS
SHOULD HAVE GIVEN NOTICE
St, Petersburg, Feb. 0. Tho action of
tbe Japanese In attacking the Russian
flcot without a declaration of war Is de
nounced as an outrage by tho Russians
generally, and the result, Instead of dis
couraging them, sterns to have been to
furnish the spark necessary to fire Rus
From the large centers throughout
European Russia comes information
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CZAR AND THE ROYAL
FAMILY AT SHRINE
Remarkable Scene at a Riligious Service in the Winter
Palace, Which Is the Place of a Grand ,
St. Petersburg, Feb. 9. There was an
unprecedented scone at tho religious sor
vlco held In the winter palace at A o'clock
this afternoon. At the command of tho
Czar, a great concourso of Ministers,
court officials, hlh state functionaries,
ladles of rank and military men assem
bled In St George's hall, all the men ar
rayed In full uniform. After some delay,
which became oppresah'o because of tho
feollng of solemnity plainly apparent, the
doors of tho Imperial apartments were
opened and the Cznr entered, wearing the
uniform of the Flrat Guard reslmont of
Russia, with the Dowager-Czarina on his
The Dowager wore a costume of pearl
grey nnd no Jewel9.
The young Czarina, wearing her favor
ite whlta and silver, followed, escorted
by tho Grand Duko Mlchuel and heir
presumptive. Tho entire Imperial family
followed. In order of precedence
Approaching a group of naval and mili
tary officers, his Majesty turned gravely
SEN. HANNA IS
MARKED IMPROVEMENT IS RE
PORTED IN HIS CONDITION
BY THE DOCTORS.
"Waslilnsrlon, Feb. 0. Senator Hanna
was better today, nnd tonight ho Is re
ported to be resting quietly. There aro
no complications, and the vital organs aro
said to be performing their functions sat
isfactorily. An Increased amount of nourishment
was given to tho Senator today. In addl
tlou to pasteurized milk, which ho has
dt-tti taking slnco bis Illness bogan, ho
took sotno whlto of an egg today, nearly
all of which ho retained on hla stomach.
Ho apparently was stronger than on yes-
Evanslon, "tt'yo., Feb. 9. While run
ning at a high rate of speed the Over
land Limited, castbound train No. 2 on
tho Union Pacific, was wrecked this
afternoon at Wyuta, a station six miles
west of this place- A number of the
passengers sustained cuts and bruises,
but none were injurod fatally.
The three rear cars and two Pull
mans left the track and rolled down an
embankment, tho observation car turn
ing completely over. Tho wreck was j
caused by a broken rail. !
A wrecking crew and two surgeons
wore sent from this place late tonight
to assist tho wrecked train and to care
for the wounded. "VYhllc a number of
the passengers of the tra(n wero slight
ly Injured, It 1 given out by officials
that only one person sustained Injuries
of any consequence. Train Dispatcher '
and greeted them with tho customary
Russian phrase, "I wish you good health,
The officers responded with loud ac
claim, shouting victorious hurrahs.
Tho scene bocame ono of wild onthu
slasm, aaild which the Imperial proces
sion moved forward, entered tho chapel,
advanced to the altar and stood with
bowed heads while the choir nnd clergy
Intoned an Impressive intercessory scrvlco
of the Greek church. An Intensely re
ligious spirit pervaded the entire assem
blage, which crowdod the llttlo palace
chapel to Its utmoatc apaclty. During tho
recital of the litany many knelt, and oven
bo.ved their heads to the chapel floor.
The court chaplain, attended by tho dea
con, reverently approached the Czar and
sprinkled him with holy water from th
chalice and presented a crucifix, which the
Czar kissed fervently.
At tho conclusion of tho eervlco the im
perial party slowly retired. As they re
entered the palaco anothor scene of en
thusiasm greeted them. The Czar made
no address. Darkness had fallen before
th( service was finished.
I terday and wanted to Insist on exerting
himself when It became necessary to
change his position. Ills spirits also
seemed Improved, ond for tho first time
ho was permitted to havo a ten-mlnuto
conversation with his brother, H. M.
Hanna, who Is now In the city.
Mr. Hanna later nald ho was pleased
with his brother's appearance, as he did
not havo the emaciated and wasted look
so frequently soon In typhoid cases.
During the day the Senator's tempera
ture went up to 103. which It has dono on
three separate occasions, und his pubo
up to PC, the highest yot recorded.
The records of both temperature and
pulse aro In keeping with those ordinarily
reached In cases of Irregular typhoid,
from which the Senator Is suffering.
Tho following bulletin on Senator
Hanna's condition was Issued tonight:
"At S p. m. Senator Hanna was resting
quiotly. His tompcraturo, 102 3-10, pulso,
M and ropular; respiration, 21. There arc
no complications and hla general condi
tion remains good.
"DRS. RIXEY AND CARTER."
Broken Rail Throws Three Cars Into Ditch, One Turning
Completely Over, at Wyuta, Wyo., Six Mihs West
of Evanston No One Was Badly Hurt.
Ross of the Wyoming division was on
the observation car which turned over.
He had his Up severely cut and re
colvod other painful Injuries.
Five Pullmans were sent out from Og
den tonight on No. -1 to accommodate
the passengers who wore on the
wrecked train. No. U left Ogdon at 2:40
this afternoon aud left Salt Lake City
shortly after noon. The wreck occurred
Among tho passengers were MaJ.
Robert Smith of Denver, puymastor for
tho road, and his assistant, James R.
Boaz. They boarded the train at Salt
Lake. Neither was seriously hurt.
John Beck, a prominent mining man of
Salt Lake, wna also on the train. He
sustained no sorioua injuries.
The train crew was in charge of Con
ductor Macintosh. Engineer Murphy
was on duty at the time. Both tho
1 conductor and engineer live In Ogdcn,
vNEED APPLY, . H
SHY REPUBLICANS S .1
Views of Councilmen on the 1 jJ
CAUCUS HELD LAST NIGHT H
Compromise Proposition to Bo
Submitted to tho Payar.
There Appears to Bo Little Probabil- j
ity That the Present List Will
Bo Confirmed. j
Six of the nine Republican Council- 1 1 , 1
men mot In caucus last night to consider " ' t
the appointments submitted by the lj ! ' 'M
Mayor Monday night and decido on a
courfe of action. The absentees were ,
Precce, Blorlt and Wood. It was stated
after the caucu9 that the blue pencil
was used freely and that several names '
on the Mayor's list were scratched, just j
how many those present refused to say. lj
A counter-proposition was drawn up jji
which, If the names arc acceptable to
the three absent members and the
Mayor, will have an c.tcallent chance of j
adoption. Messrs. Hobday and Davis fl
were appointed as a committee to ascer- i
tain the views of the Councilmen who , jH
were not at the meeting.
MANY RUMORS OF DEALS. '
Since the Mayor's nominations were i 'j
received and referred to a special com
mlttee by the Council the air has been
full of rumors of a deal, and many Re
publicans have expressed the fear that
their representatives in the Council IH
would permit the Mayor to pay hla po
lltlcal debts to the Republican bolters
with the ofTlces which belong of right
to the loyal Republicans. To learn how
far this apprehension was based on fact '1
The Tribune yesterday Interviewed a
majority of the Republican Councilmen.
asking expllcltely whether they would
be parties to the removal of loyal Re
publican ofllce holders to make room ll
for the deputy-Democrats who osslsted j
the straight Democrats In electing a I
Democratic Mayor. The following re
plies wete received ; 'H
WHAT PRESIDENT HEWLETT SAYS. ' H
President Frank J. Hewlett: "I op- ! jlH
pointed tho special commltteo to consider IH
tho Mayor's nominations, at the request ! I
of sceral members of the Council who
camo to ate yesterday afternoon and said . a tM
thev thought business could be expedited
If the matter were left to one committee
Instead of being scattered among tho dlf-
"Who were tho men who camo to you?'
"I do not know whether they would .
want their names used." tM
"Were they Republicans or Democrats?" i
"Has there been any understanding I
reached as to what shall bo done with
"I can sny positively that there has not.
so far as 1 am concerned. A caucus has !
been called for tonight to discuss tho nom- i '
inntlonu. I do not think we arc nearer
confirming the appointments than wo were i i
before. They havo been presented, but A I
there Is no knowing what will bo done h
with then." J '
"Do you feel yourself. Mr. Hewlett, that ,
you would bo justified In voting for a Re
publican who had bolted tho Republican t !.
ticket to tako tho place of a Republican !
who Is now In offico and who supported !'
the ticket?" ' j
"Really, I don't bllev3 that any of the I,
Republicans appointed By tho way, i i
havo a cigar." : I iH
"Do you sco any reason for removing : !' iH
any of tho Republican officers to appoint I j -mM
anv Republicans?" . iH
"Thcro may be one or two departments i
In which a change would bo bonellclaL" 1
"To which departments do you refer." 'j iH
"Well, thcro la the comctery department 't :M
That has not been conducted as well oh .1 I
It mlsht bo." it J 1 IH
"Do vou think of any other? V lM
"No. "not right now." IM llH
"Would vou vote for a Republican who i ,
bolted tho ticket last fall'tb take tho place I
of one who did not bolt?" ' ft
"1 will havo to wait and see what thf h M
caucus docs before I can say who I will j
voto for." I iB
"But, as a matter of principle, do you .
think It. would be right to reward a Re- , ,
publican who worked against his party?'
"As I waa going to say havo another !
'Thank you but about voting for a f
"Well, as I said bofore, I prefer not ( I t
to answer until aftor tho caucus. Some i j
people think that when a district Is unanl- f-1 , IH
mous for a man ho ought to bo appointee,
even If ho did scratch ono name on the i J
Uckou" i , i
"Is that your position?" L ,
"No, I did not say that Is the way I felt H. il
about It. I can repent that I am not In h 1
any deal, nor am I pledged to voto for
tho continuation of any one." J-'1
DAVIS STANDS PAT. J t
A. J. Davis "If I voted for any change. if
I would vote for a straight Democrat ra- '
thcr than a bolting Republican."
WOOD AGAINST 3rUGWUMPS. i
Zi. J. Wood; "I sec no reason for let-
ting any Ropubllcan nut. My vote shall ,
bo i;ovurned by the action of the caucus t
of Republican member of tho Council." . . ,
"You mean mugwumps?" I
"No, I am not In favor of rewarding 1 1 t
thetn. I don't see any reason why a He- ( t
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