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3X1 VI. No. 315. Salt Lake City, Utah, Tbltjrsday Mokntktg, Febrtjaby 25. 1904, 12 pages. five Cents.- 'ill
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View of Port Arthur, Showing Entrance to Harbor, Off "Which Yesterday's Naval Battle Was Fought. 4- i
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IKriese Admiral, Hoping to Again Catch the Slav Sea Fighters . Napping, Planned to Sink Hulks at the Harbor Entrance J I
W and Bottle Up the Warships-Attack Found the Russians on the Alert and a Fierce Engagement Followed, the Attack- J I
1 ing Squadron Being Put to Flight, It Is Claimed, After Several of Its Vessels, Including Two .Warships, Had Been Sent ; I
1 to the Bottom-Populace of St. Petersburg Goes Wild With Joyous Excitment Over Receipt of News of Fleet's Victory. I
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JAPANESE FLEET RETURNS TO ATTACK. .
ST. PETERSBURG, Teh. 25. The Port Arthur correspondent of
kKoTosti telegraphs that at Port Arthur the Japanese lost steam-
m (number not stated) and one torpedo boat.
sAttho moment of writing," the correspondent continued, "twen-
jj-tL-M Japanese vessels are visible on the horizon, and cross fire
L begun, in which the Russian, cruisers Bayan, Novik arid Askold
OjMt participating. , 4-
ICIAL STORY OF BATTLE BY ALEXIEFF.
1 l PETERSBURG, Peb. 25. (2:45 a. m.) A telegram from Viceroy
x to the Czar says:
'it (i quarter before 3 in the morning- of February 24th, numerous
sm torpedo boats attempted to attack the battleship Retvizan. The
-!an was the first to observe the torpedo boats and opened a strong
Bthem. She was supported by the land batteries. She also de
fri'bro Japanese ships near the entrance of the harbor; they were
if directly toward her. One of them -went on the rocks near the
amis on Tiger peninsula and the other sank under Golden Hill. The
iian observed four steamers in a sinking condition and eight torpedo
i departing slowly to rejoin the waiting Japanese -warships. A por
$tf the crews of the Japanese vessels were- drowned. The grounded
i$ipr is still burning.
rSyfcIle enemy is observed in the offing of Port Arthur in two lines.
Mollis Japanese crews saved themselves in boats, and it is possible
"gSkwrne of them were picked up by the enemy's torpedo boats.
proceeding to examine the coasts. The entrance of the harbor
Jja I attribute the complete derangement of the enemy's
s to the brilliant action and destructive Are of the Retvizan.
taj mines are still visible in tho roadstead. I have recalled the three
fes Hut in pursuit of tho enemy, in order, in the first place, to clear
. . lifcdstead of floating mines.
S"3pe no losses."
sSjfr PETERSBURG, Feb. 25.-2:12 a, ni. Reports of a Russian victory at
j iirlhur were current late yesterday afternoon and early in the evonlng,
ffiTI liwrt midnight they seemed to have been definitely confirmed here, but In
Wt of an oflicial announcement, which is momertarily expected, the
7i fof the dimensions of-this victory are conflicting: and confusing in char-
i$ rnon circumsUuitlal report is that the Japanese had attempted to "ottle
ialral Starka Meet in Port Arthur by sinking two stone-laden vessels at
Ktruce of the harbor, employing the tactics of -the United States navy
--ryfciMerrimac at Santiaco during the Spanish-American war.
Vflt051 10 thls account two Japanese aWps appeared off the harbor, "witn
flt behind them and ostensibly in pursuit. The Jtusslans, however,
Tf a ruse and their ships steamed out,. sank the stone-ladn vessels, n
icd defeated the enemy and drove them off. The reports of the loss Jn-
.however, arc conflicting. " . i .
WJgFth-stories included the feature of the vessels Joaded with stones, but
lfftS to some versions the Japanese fleet was convoying transports wiui
of effecting a landing at Pigeon bay. and. after tho failure of this
iSjpay maneuver the Russians played havoc with both the Japanese -war-21!
the transports, sinking four of the former and two of the latter.
rifi account gives the name of. tho battleship Retvizan as the vessel which
''jtSpT distinguished herself during the action by ramming and sinking one
iSJS CHEER THE NFWS. I
of this victory were spreadXfar and wide over the city during the
fljM.tlus evening, and the crowds which had gathered in the streets. In
riSf'1- severe cold, to discuss the news were greatly excited.
newspaper printed an extra relating the victory, based on a meager
Sg from London, but as the nlcht wore on' without oflicial confirmation
.coifc! disaPP"rPd except from around the newspaper offlcea. There re
jPon68 of omcers and others who were resolved to await the oflicial an-
2E-ew's o vlctory was accompanied by two stories, one that after the
gaNdve Russian vlctoiy the Emperor would offer peace, apd t he ol he , t at
Wlfl e Emperor of Korea and formally annexed at ""n.tr
reportH are without connrmation. and they are given slmplj a
3ffBJ? the stories which floated about In the excited crowds.
JE? f d""inhlng. tho crowds at the Adm ratty n"dttXS ?K feve?
iftf awncy offices kept increasing, and the e11"
Ir3in 11 1vas ""own definitely that the Emperor had received a telega m
SddetaJl3 an(1 8,iowin& tne Kus8,an vcior' was evcn K
"r nieswnwrs waited at the Admiralty with fast horses, ready to
' -S thC news whIch ,s AVas known was beins .,repa,eU'
-FOAlr.BTjrLT VESSEL 3D ID THE WORK.
I'Sjji h! Bhcets were finally distributed at 2:30 o'clock this morning a rush
Wi6 for the exits and tho assembled officers cheered wildly and repeatedly,
gggd Showed no inclination to disperse, hoping that furthcr.news would
-'04PKVe1, lowing the exact extent of the Russian victory.
J'31Si.be obnen-ed U?at in bin dlnAteh Viceroy Alexieff does not menl on
wPoCBnierB which thc Japanese tried to sink or drive upon the
ifrff XContinued. on Pago 3..
Unitsd States (Marshal and
Daputy Engaged in
President Smith and a Majority
of tho Querum of Apostles
Are Included in List.
Joseph F. Smith, Thomas II. Mer--f
-t- Ilyruji M. Smith. rill.
Andrew Jensen Ahnu MerVUl.
-f. Francis M. " L,y- Charles K. Mer-
man. rill. -f
John Henry Smith Lorln Harmer.
4- John James. Samuel D. . New-
-f George Teasdale. ton. -f
-f-John V. Taylor. J. Tanner. -f
-ft ir. F. Cowley. Moses Thatcher, -f
4- Mariner D. Mcr-E. B. Critchlow. -f
rill. Mrs. Charles Mat-
B. Jf. Roberts. thews.
C. M. Owen. Mabel B a r b e r
United Stales Marshal Ben Haywood
and his deputy, L. H. Smith, were both
out of the city last .night. They tele
phoned their wives that they would 'be
gone for a few days and not to wait
supper for them. That was. all that
could.be learned at their homes, but it
is. understood that they -are making a
still hunt for the witnesses subpoenaed'
in the Smoot case.
The documents, including more than
a score of subpoenas, arrived .from
Washington yesterday afternoon, and
the Marshal Immediately began to
s-vjrvc them on the desired witnesses.
He found Apostle John Henry Smith In
bed,, where he Is confined by an attack
of rheumatism, and read the call to
Washington. President Joseph P.
Smith and a majority of the quorum of
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SALT LAKE CITY TO
BE PORT OF ENTRY
Senate Committee Makes Favorable Report of Kearns's Bill
How Fort Douglas Will Be Garrisoned Pending
VU ft Arrival 'of Regular Regiment. II fj
JT V (Special to Thc Tribune) jB
(By A. P. Philips.) JLj)
"WASHINGTON",- Feb. 24. The Committee on VTuyfT and 7Icaii3 today de
cided to make a favorable report upon the bill of Senator Kearns to make Salt
Lake City a port of entry. Inquiry at the "War department today elicited the
fact that for the time being two batteries at Fort Douglas will garrison that
These batteries will be relieved by cither the Eleventh Infantry, which
sailed from the Philippines February loth, or the Twenty-ninth infantry.
If the Eleventh, the headquarters will not go to Douglas, but to Fort D.
j A. Russell at Cheyenne.
1 The matter will be decided In a few days. There is hardly any probability
that the Ninth cavalry will figure In tho matter.
The Indian appropriation bill submitted to thc House contains these appro
priations: Shoshone agency, Wyo., S1G0O; Uintah Ouray agency. Utah, 31S00;
Fort Hall. Indians, 5C000; Shoshones and Bannocks, $31,000; Iemhl. Ida., agency,
$13,000; Shoshones in Wyoming, 520,000; Western Shoshone agency. New, SS000;
Incidental expense service. Idaho. 51000; incidental expense service. Nevada.
JH900; Incidental expense service, Wyoming, $1000; Indian school Carson, Ne-
559,400; Indian school, Shoshone reserve, "Wyo., 570.700; Indian school, southern
J. A. West of Ogden, who is here endeavoring to get concessions from tho
Government in order to extend Sumpter Valley. Oregon, railroad through the
Blue mountain forest reserve, Is making good progress. Utah people are large
ly interested in the road, David Eccles of Ogden being president. If conces
sions are secured the line will be built to Burns. Harney county, a distance of
125 jnlles west of Its present terminus. Mr. West had a conference with Chief
Forester Plnchott today.
William Butler, general manager Telegram, was In Washington today on
his way to Salt Lake City from New York. Many old friends gave him welcome.
Congressman French of Idaho was a guest tonight at a banquet given by
the American Credit Men's association of New York, where ho responded to
tho toast "The West."
Congressman Howell today called on the Second Assistant Postmaster
General In regard to the service from Center to Vernon. The route has been
discontinued in the interest. It -is alleged, of economy, and mail Is taken from
Vernon station. People at Vernon remonstrated against the change, alleging
It was to the deterlmcnt of the service. Howell Is Informed that if the allega
tions of the remonstrants, prove correct the department will at once advertise
for bid3 and re-establish thc route.
Efforts arc being mado to get grazing permits by sheepmen for the Fish
Lake forest Tcserve In Sevier county, but the Interior -department Is averse to
the move and every Indication Is that-it will not be granted. ,
j Congressman' Howell was a guest -at the merchants banquet at-the New
Wlllard hotel' tonicht.
Senator Smoot Is advised that Waldamar Van Cott,' his counsel, will , arrive
here on Friday. ...
E. B. Critchlow, who was summoned here as a witness In the Smoot case,
has been In Philadelphia since Sunday, where Mrs. Critchlow was visiting. He
returned here tonight.
X NOBLEMAN AND BEAR FIGHT TO DEATH. I H
4- PORT ANGELS, Wash., Feb. 24. Word has Just been received from 4- j IH
Ranger C. Bowine of Solduck Hot Springs that the body of Baron Martin
Von Schlosser was found on the range south of the Hot Springs on Mon- 4-
4- day evening near the dead body of a bear 4
4 The Baron was undoubtedly killed by the bear. He started in the 4-
4 morning on a hunt. His body will be brought here tomorrow. On his 4 I
4 body was found receipts from banks in Portland, Or., Chicago and New 4 (
4 York for over SlOO.obo. 4 -!
4 A letter found on thc body directed that If anything should nappen 4 '
4 to him that Judge- Hatch should administer 1U. affairs. Von Schlosser 4 , ,
4 was an officer In the German army and a Baron of that empire. He has 4- .
4 been a resident of this city several years and recently took, out natural!- -4- j IH
4 nation papers. , I IH
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TWELFTH INFANTRY H I
H OFF FOR PHILIPPINES I
Fort Douglas Regiment Leaves in Handsome Special" Train 1 !
for San Francisco, Where Transports Are in Waiting
-Many Tie Broken by Gallant Fighters. ' H
Occupying a handsome train of thir
teen tourist sleepers, two Pullmans
and two bagago cars, six companies of
the Twelfth Infantry left this city over
the Rio Grande railroad for San Fran
cisco, where they arc to embark on
transports for the Philippines. The
special train was transferred to the
Southern Pacific at Ogden, and tho trip
to the Golden Gate will be mado with
out change. Traveling Passenger Agent
F. S. Judah of the Southern Pacific, ar
rived from San Francisco to take
charge of the train and see that the sol
diers make the trip safely.
GIRLS LEFT BEHIND.
Companies A, B. C and D left Ft.
Douglas shortly after noon, making the
trip to the Rio Grande depot In seven
electric cars which had been chartered
for the purpose. The troops were in
' heavy marching ordci with colors fly
ing, and on the way to the station the
regiment band executed the old army
favorite, "The Girl I Left Behind Me,"
At the station the Ft. Douglas compa
nies were joined by Companies G and
H, from Ft, Duchesne, who had made
a march of 90 miles from the fort to
Price, where a special train was In
waiting to bring them here. Company
F. from Ft. Apache; Company I, from
Whipple Barracks, and tho Third bi-
tnllion. from Ft. Bliss, Tex., will go by . I
the Southern route to San Francisco to 1 VM
Join the regiment thero. IH
SCENES AT THE DEPOT.
Thc special train which brought the .!
two companies from Prlco yesterday t fl
was late in reaching this city and the
departure of the soldier train was cVe- y
layed until after 3 o'clock. In the mean- "
time a large crowd of clvillanw had i
gathered at the station to witness the IH
warlike scene of troops departing. llH
Thero were many women among those (
who were there to bid goodbye to the 'H
boys in blue, quite a large proportion '
of the Twelfth having taken wives in IH
Salt Lake, during the two years that the IH
regiment has been stationed at Ft. I'llH
DouglaB. whllo perhaps a still larger IH
proportion was well provided with I jH
sweethearts. This means that .there t lll
were tender ties to be broken, and the Ml
usual melting scenes were enacted be-
tween those who were departing and
the ones to be left behind. It will mean.
in some cases, doubtless, the severing i
ct family ties for all time, and it is not
surprising that among those of thc
gentler sex In the latter class thero ( IH
were some who refused to be comforted
and who felt that Uncle Sam's army IH
rules, which take no note of thoij who SlH
remain to weep, are harsh Indeed. But t JH
In tho main the gallant fighters were ' IH
in buoyant spirits on account of the 'f
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X A Section of Twelfth Regiment "Xdne-TJp" Waiting- to Go Aboard Train. Photo by Hurry Shlplcr. 4