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VOL. LIU. NO. 262.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 1904.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
IN PATH OF
Vicinity of St. Paul Suf
fers From Fury of
SIXTEEN LIVES LOST
FOUr Hundred lnjUred"PrOper-
ty loss is uver
RESULTS OF TORNADO IN MIN
NESOTA. Killed in St. Paul 3
Killed in Minneapolis 2
Killed in Waconia, Minn 4
Killed in Rich Valley and Bergen
Killed in St. Louis Park, Minn... 3
Injured in Twin-Cities and sub
Property loss in St. Paul . .$1,000,000
Property loss in Minneap
Damage in nearby towns. 500,000
Highest velocity of wind,
per hour 90
Duration of tornado 15 minutes
St. Paul. Minn.. Aug. 22. Sixteen I
lives lost 12 of them in or near the
twin-cities scores of persons injured
and property damaged exceeding $2.
oiM(.(MM are the results of the tornado
which swept over this section at 9
o'clock Saturday night. Other parts
of the state also were devastated, the
loss of crops and buildings being ex
tensive. In St. Paul and Minneapolis the
greatest damage resulted in the busi
ness districts From Wabash street for
blocks east on Third street In St. Paul
Kcarcely a building contains a whole
pane of glass.
As the tornado struck
Home of the skyscrapers and the crash
of glass was heard, many of the ten
ants were panic si ricken.
Tlo Roof it t;lten a ItolL
Tin roofs of some of the structures
were rolled in bundles as one would
roll a huge sheet of paper and deosi
ted in the street. Wires were torn
down and part of the city was in dark
ness. Telephone service between the
twin-cities was cut off for three hours
and telegraph lines were prostrated.
Two river steamers with large
crowds on board were caught In the
j;ale and buffeted about and the pas
sengers thrown Into a panic. The
wind blew HO miles an hour.
Mayor K. A. Smith, of St. Paul, said
he would issue a proclamation calling
a special meeting of the city council to
provide aid for storm sufferers and for
repairing th damage done to city
property. The mayor spent the entire
day visiting the storm-stricken dis
trict. The lend.
IIKIM5K3. C-y.-ar-ol.J son of Frank
llli.I.ISKK'K. KH'HARI. operator at
Mimit'Kpoli.s Jutxt ion. K illt-d l.y liti t
nins. UOKANSON. I.ORIN F.. f.Sfi Hrunson
Ftret-t: kilL.l Ht Tlxoli I lira t re; lio.ly re
niovH to -lty morgue.
KWKXTOX, KF.OKfSK. carpenter. 37s
Toronto avenue; killed nt Tivolt thea
tre; lo.ly removel to city morK'le.
tUMIK, AI.UKKT, ned 32. Minneapo
lis. I'XKXOWX CHILD, killed by fall
lute wall of dormitory at house of the
t'NKXOW'N WOMAN. Minneapolis.
KOHKKTSON, VIOLA, aped 12.
KOI R I'XKXOWX. deod at Waconia.
a Miiall station 20 mile west of Minne
apolis. Gltoss, MKS. F. J.. Glencoe.
Mtoss. FRKDERICK. Glencoe.
o lxiXXKI.U MARY, njfed 13. Glen
coe. OIXWXKLI. PATRICK, aged 17.
Glllert. Edwin. 43S South Robert
M reet; wa one of the last person?
et-n in Tivolt theatre during the storm
tula lala Half Mile Wide.
. The tornado In St. Paul cut a path
way about a half mile in width and
eight miles in length through the bus
Jness and residence district. The
downtown business district was hit
hard, many of the big office and busi
ness bkcks Wing riddled, and the
stocks of wholesale houses seriously
damaged by the heavy rain that ac
conipanied the wind.
The storm cloud, which came from
the southwest, first hit the ground
THE TURK DELAYS
I Sultan Repudiates Verbal Pledge
Made Recently to M Inlaler
REOPEN WHOLE MATTER
Bad Faith Shown in Payment of An
Indemnity Fresh Difficulties
Constantinople, Aug. 22. The sul
tan has repudiated the verbal pledges
made to the United States 10 days
ago, and the demands of the 'Ameri
can government for equal treatment
with other nationa,are no nearer a set
tlement than they were before th
American fleet had orders to go to
The negotiations must be reopened.
and -it is predicted that the porte will
raise fresh difficulties before the d
mands of the United States are grant
Turkey MepudinteM I'lrilKr'-
J.ast Monday the 1 urkish govern
ment handed United States Minister
.eishman a note practically repudiat
ing the verbal pledges already made
Within 12 hours Minister Leishman's
note in reply was handed to the porte.
In this note Mr. Irishman holds the
government to its solemn undertaking
coming direct from the sultan, rewpeet
ing equal treatment with other na
tions for the United States, concern
ing the question of educational Insti
Hold Sultan Responsible,
This allusion to the imperial pledge
apparently embarrassed the porte.
which had previously announced that
it would ignore the formal verbal as
surances which Minister Irishman de
clared he had received. Notwithstand-
ng the assertion by Izzet Pasha, sec
retary of the palace, that $25,000 had
been dejosited as compensation due
to an American citizen at Smyrna for
land illegally taken, no such deposit
"as Ji utt' maue.
CONNECTED WITH RIALTO CO.
Kansas City Speculator Arrested for
Misuse of Mails.
Kansas City. Aug. 22. Charles V.
Fales. known as Colgate Fales, has
been arrested by a United States mar
shal on the charge of using the mails
lo defraud, and in default of $.!.oo
bond, is held in jail. He will be given.
a preliminary hearine on Auir :!it
Fales conducted a grain speculation
business under the firm name of Ar
thur E. Whltlock & Co.. in which he
acted as agent for persons who wanted
I" trade in speculative grain markets.
in response to circulars sent out by
him. The papers seized from Kale's
office included a number or records
that undoubtedly belong to the Rialto
.irain company of St. I.ouis.
AUGUSrSNOWS A FOOT DEEP
New Mexico Travelers See Novel
Sight at High Altitude.
Haton. .V. M., Aug. 22. Passengers
on a Santa Ke train yesterday saw
the novel spectacle of a snowstorm in
August, while crossing the Vegas Pass
near I.as Vegas. The snow drifted 12
inches deep in places and remained on
the ground several hours. The alti
tude there is 9,ou0 feet.
on the west side bluffs near the high
bridge. Two spans of this structure,
which Is of steel, and whicli crosses
the Mississippi river at a height of
20 feet, were cut out as cleanly as
(hough done with a knife, and thrown
into the gulch below, crushing in the
roofs of a number of small houses sit
uated on the flats along the river bank.
DemolUhea Tlvoll Theatre.
The storm kept on across the river
in an oblique direction. It struck the
city proper near the Wabasha street
bridge, demolishing the Tivoli theatre,
i frame structure on the standstone
bluff at the edge of the rver. There
was a vaudeville performance on at
the theatre, which was fairly well fili
al. Two men were killed by the fall
f the roof, and about a dozen per
sons, women performers and others
were buried in tho ruins. Many of
:hem were severely hurt before they
wore extricated by the fire depart
ment, which rushed to the rescue as
won as the storm had abated.
Across Wabasha street the Empire
theatre, a two story brick house ol
:he same character as the Tivoli. was
unroofed and otherwise badly dam
aged. Nearly all of the business
basha and Sibley streets, a distance
it five blocks, were damaged. Hoofs
were blown off. plate glass windows
shattered, and huge signs sent scur
rying through the air.
Pioneer lreaa Building- Riddled.
The Pioneer Press building, a 13
story brick and steel structure at the
corner of Fourth and Robert streets,
was riddled by the wind and flying
debris. Nearly every window on the
south side was shattered, part of the
x)rnice was damaged, and a huge sky
light above the court was dashed to
pieces, the glass falling like hail in the
corridors beneath. There was a stam
oede among the printers at work in
the composing room on the 12th floor,
many of them being cut by flying
pieces of glass.
Increase la Rioting In Stock Yard
Strike Kzpected by Ofli
cera. POLICE TAKE FIRM STAND
Confession of Union Member That
Slugging is Encouraged Basis
Chicago, Aug. 22. A bill was filed
this afternoon for an injunction re
straining the city from interfering
with the housing of strike breakers in
the stock yards.
Chicago, Aug. 22. During a riot
Saturday night near the stock yards
Andrew Nebrontski was shot dead
and three other strikers injured with
bullets fired from a train containing
Greek and negro strike breakers. The
train stopped at a crossing and a mob
of men and women gathered about the
cars, hooting and jeering the non
union men and pressing towards the
cars as if to do violence.
The men In the cars opened fire and
the bob fell back. A riot call brought
the police who drove the mob away,
searched the cars and arrested three
men, one of whom bad a warm re
volver containing three empty cart
Ia-kern Make Statement.
Chicago, Aug. 22 Kor the first
ime since the beginning of the stock-
ards strike, the packers yesterday
gave oiit a statement defining their
position. The union Is charged with
bad faith throughout the negotiations.
In plainest words, the employers de
clare they will not make any agreement
wiin the butcher workmen.
While the day passed without any
serious disorder. Inspector Hunt said
that from now on he believed violence
would enter more largely into the
strike. He said that force on the part
of the idle workers or their sympathiz
ers would be met with force by the
I'nlon Man Confeaaea,
The police at the stockyards station
claimed to have obtained a confession
from a union man under arrest involv
ing the business agents of many locals
in a concerted move to assault non
union workers. The members of the
labor organizations, It was asserted,
were instructed to attack the present
employes while on their way to and
from work on the street cars.
IS BEDFAST BY SUGGESTION
Helpless 25 Years Because Doctor Said
So Now Recovering.
Fort Wayne, Ind., Aug. 22. Held
bedfast for 23 years, apparently by
the power of suggestion. Miss Ella
Conklin of this city, 35 years old. is
learning to walk. At the age of 5 her
back was injured by a fall, and the
physician in attendance said she nev
er could walk again. She went to
bed, and has stayed there since, eating
no solid food and hardly moving. Re
cently, having been taken to a hospi
tal because her stepmother became ill
and could care for her no longer, she
was examined by a physcian, and he
could find no reason why the patient
should not walk. She now moves
about, takes solid food and is gaining
BOGUS PASTOR HOLD-UP MAN
Bunco Steerers Get 5,oou or tasiern
Washington. Conn.. Aug. 22. Two
confidence men, one In the garb of a
clergyman and the other pretending
to be a real estate agent, have robbed
Dr. Henry Hart well, of this place, an
aged and wealthy physician, of $.",000
through pretense of putting through a
deal in government bonds. The bunco
men showed bonds, apparently real,
which they offered for sale for $5,000,
and the physician went home to get
the money. He was returning to the
hotel to close the deal when the bogus
clergyman held him up. sandbagged
him and took the money. Dr. Hart-
well has received a letter from the
men calling him "an old fool."
FAULT PLACED WITH ROAD
Coroner's Jury Holds Denver & Rio
Grande to Blame.
Pueblo, Colo., Aug. 22. The coro
ner's jury that has been investigating
the train wreck of Aug. 7 on the Den
ver & Rio Grande railroad. In which
nearly loo people perished .has ren
dered a verdict, finding that the "loss
of life was due to the negligence of
the railroad company. Many reasons
were given to show negligence, the
principalone being that the bridge was
not a first class one.
STORM STRIKES AT CHICAGO
Nubian Varnish Works Struck by
Lightning and Burns.
Chicago. Aug. 22. In the severe
thunder storm which burst over Chi
cago at 6 o'clock last evening light
ning ignited the plant of the Nubian
Varnish company at Cragin. Before
the blaze was extinguished four fire
men had been overcome by smoke and
a part of the plant destroyed, causing
a loss of $30.om.
United States Essays Role
of Peace Preserver
BALKS MOVE OF JAPS
Destroyer Sent in Between Mi
kado's Vessel and Rus
Shanghai. Aug. 22. A Japanese de
stroyer, with decks cleared for action.
entered the river here yesterday after
noon and anchored off the dock where
the Russian cruiser askold is under
going repairs, the t nited States d
stroyer Chauncey at once took a posi
tion between the Japanese and Rus
The United States monitor Monad-
nock and two torpedo boat destroyers
have been ordered to be ready to pro
tect the neutrality of Shanghai.
A Japanese squadron, consisting of
battleship and two cruisers, is ap
preaching and is now 40 miles off Woo
sung, the outside port of Shanghai.
RuHHlana Itrfunr to lllaarm.
The Russian consul general here
flatly refuses to disarm the Askold
and the Russian torpedo boat de
stroyer Grozovoi or to order them to
leave the harbor.
The. taotai has notified American
Consul Goodnow, who is dean of the
consular body, that China cannot pro-
ect the foreign settlements. He con
tends that Russia ignores the orders
s"sued by China, and that China has
not the means of making her obey
Saya They Will lilaarm.
St. Petersburg, Aug. i2. The Askold
and Grosovoi nt Shanghai will be dis
armed, according to the governor of
Saghalin. Five government buildings
and 11 houses were demolished during
the bombardment of Korsakovsk by
IluMMlann Aeleil Wantonly.
Shanghai, Aug. 22. Evidence given
before the naval court today shows the
shelling and sinking of the British
steamer Hipsang July 10 by the Rus
sians to have been a reckless and wan
ton act. Nine Chinese were wounded
and three killed on board the vessel.
Arrive nt Xnarnankl.
Nagasaki. Aug. 22. The Russian
steamer Sungari. which was sunk by
the Russians near Chemulpo at the be
ginning of the war to prevent her cap
ture by the Japanese and which was
subsequently floated by the latter, has
MARVEL AT ITS INTELLIGENCE
Sagacity of a Horse Causes Much
Comment in Germany.
Berlin, Aug. 22. Hans, the "think
ing horse," has been as much talked
about lately as the quotations on the
loerse. His alleged accomplishments
in music, color discriminations and
fractional arithmetic, have been the
subject for dissertation in almost
every periodical in Germany. Some
scientific journals see in these "accom
plishments" fresh testimony of the
kinship of man to animals. Comic
papers have rhymes on the emotions
of the horse, w'th suggestions for
opening night sc; ools for omnibus
hacks, and quotations from horse
thinkers views on domestic politics or
the Japanese war. j
The genuineness of the animal's at
tainments do not go unquestioned, a
minority faction asserting that Dr.
Studt, the Prussian minister of public
instruction, and the scientific papers
who share with him a belief in the
reality of the horse's performances
are victims of a huge joke of the ani
mal's owner. Prof. Von Osten.
PRESIDENT SHOWS FIRMNESS
Head of Paraguay Says He Will Not
Resign Finish Fight On.
Buenos Ayres, Aug. 22. Foreign
diplomats at Asuncion offered theii
good offices to bring about a settle
ment between the government and
revolutionists, but the latter demand
the resignation of President Kzcur
ra. who refused. Many wealthy fam
ilies are leaving Asuncion for Argen
tine and Brazil. Asuncion has a gar
rison, of 7.oo0 men, and the govern
ment has decided to fight to the end.
Buenos Ayres. Aug. 22. The Para
guayan revolutions have seized the
town of Villa Reyes and have eantured
the garrison consisting of 2o0 men.
In a hand to hand fight between
Uruguayan revolutionists and govern
ment forces at Santa Rosa, held by the
government force, 35 men were killed
and S5 wounded. The town eventually
surrendered and the government
WIPED OFF THE MAP
Unconfirmed Reports That Willow
Lake, S. D., Has Been Destroyed
by- a Tornado.
Sioux Falls. S. D., Aug. 22. A tor
nado has Visited Bryant and vicinity
Many buildings were wrecked. Mrs
Hilling was killed and her daughter
mortally injured. A number of others
are seriously hurt. It is reported Wil
low Iake was entirely destroyed, but
the rejKirt is unconfirmed.
Clark. S. D., Aug. 22. Willow Iike
was struck by a tornado and almost
the entire town was destroyed. A
i.iimt i as Kiiied aim six or seven
RAILWAY MEN KILLED
Five Persons Die at Nevada.
When Explosive is Set
Nevada. Mo.. Aug. 22. Five persons
were killed at Minden, on the Nevada
& Minden branch of the Missouri Pa-
cific railway Saturday afternoon bv
the explosions of a bunch of dynamite
on me station piattorm. 1 lie uead:
Station Agent Brooks; his wife, andC. New of the republican national corn-
The crew of the local freight were
switching cars when they struck the
BIG CUT MADE IN PRICES
OF ALL STEEL PRODUCTS
Action of Steel Trust Means a Falling
Off of Millions in
New York. Aug. 22. Expectations of
a cut in steel prices have been met in
a report from Pittsburg that the Unit
ed States Steel corporation has ordered
a reduction in the price of the product
of the American Steel and Wire com
pany was confirmed here, where it was
m.uu me c-iii wouid prooaoiv averarre
a ton on all products.
The Pittsburg report said Hie cut
would range from ft; to $12 a ton in
wire products, according to grade, and.
as the normal output of the steel cor
poration is about 1.000 tons a year
he reduction meant a falling off in the
gross income of the trust from $(5,ooo
unu to jmj.oimumio a year. The report
contains the intimation that the red no-1
ion of all sttel pools except the rail
association, with billets to sell at $19
a r nni.i..
Or3 rttlVILtbtb rUH JEWS
United States Urges Russia to Adopt
More Liberal Policy.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 22. The Unit
ed States, through Ambassador McCor-
mick, again has proposed formally tc
Russia the opening of negotiations for
he unrestricted recognition of Ameri
can passports. The point involved is
he limitation often placed on Jews
who have become citizens of count rie.'-
other than Russia not only United
States citizens, but. those of other
countries. The matter, which is a
commercial one, has been brought up
several times before, especially while
Blaine was secretary of state, but
othing has been done. However, the
more liberal policy of Russia toward
he Jews is the basis of hop.; by Mr.
McCormick that he may succeed
where his predecessors have failed.
hough a change in the policy would
mean a change in Russian laws.
BLUE LAWS IN NEW ORLEANS
aloon-Keepers, Cigar Sellers and Cafe
New Orleans. Aug. 22. The Sunday
law was enforced more strictly yes-
erday than ever before. Forty sa
loon-keepers were arrested for failing
to close, and two restaurant men, who
never have closed on Sunday before.
also were caught, as were a few cigar
dealers. Speculation is rife an to
whether the effort will be relaxed in a
few weeks, as it always has been here-
Patient Kills Another.
St. Peter. Minn., Aug. 22. During
he absence of a nurse in the insane
asylum. Bertha Nichols, a - patient,
killed Ingebrid Erikson. another pa-
ient. by jumping on her head with
he heels of her shoes until the wo
man s face was nattered in. ine
coroner's jury exonorated the Institu
tion. HAVING TROUBLE WITH MINERS.
Girard Coal Company of Illinois Closes
its Mine as a Result.
Springfield. 111.. Aug. 22. The Girard
Coal company has closed its mine,
locking out 200 men. owing to trouble
between the superintendent and min
ers and the company which has ex-
isted since the first of the year.
DEMOCRATS TO WIN
! lithe Opinion of President Ingalls.
of the Big Four Railway
SANGUINE OF SUCCESS EAST
Cummins, of Iowa, in Chicago
Interview, Takes Opposite
Chicago. Aug. 22. M. E. Ingalls, of
Cincinnati, president of the Big Four
railroad, arrived in Chicago last night
on a tour of inspection. Mr. Ingalls
the Parker and Davis
ticket in this campaign, and says he
heueves there is the best kind ot a
chance for democratic success in No
vember, in iv.m. .Mr. ingalls was a
gold democrat and one of the leaders
among mat taction. rour years ago
he supported McKinley.
Roosevelt already has lost West
Virginia and Maryland on the race is
sue." said Mr. Ingalls. "and I have in
formation which convinces me that
Parker is certain of New York. New
I Jersey and Connecticut. On the whole
,m "UUIX'K r,m now 1S niosl nopeiui
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tiet Out Literature.
Material has been nreiiared under
the direction of Vice Chairman Harrv
mittee, for the first edition of a cam
I paign the supplements will be a regular
Mated throughout the entire countrv bv
I weekly party newspapers
I ho first number will be ready for
circulation the week of Aug. 2!, and
from then until the end of the cam
paign the suplements will be a regular
feature. It is intended to supply an
average weekly circulation of about
The contents of the supplements will
be varied to meet the demands of dif
ferent sections of the country, but the
entire work, for the eastern as veil as
the western states, will be done at the
Chicago headquarters of the national
committee. Cartoons, as well as read
ing matter, will be features of tho pub-
Gov. Cummins of Iowa was In Chi
cago yesterday on his way home from
the east, and expressed his opinion
that Nw York. Rhode Island and Con
necticut, will so republican this fall.
DEATH IN A TROLLEY CRASH
Cars Meet at Full Speed in Winnebago
Rockford, III.. Aug. 22. Two trollev
cars on the Rockford and Freeport
interurban line collided, head on. at
full speed, in the village of WInnebacc
yesterday, killing Homer Parsons
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trail thf fitller mnf nrmnn cio V.n-
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inlernall-v- Justice Goodwin of Free
port, a passenger, was injured severe-
'' aml a dozen other passengers were
cut and bruised. The cars were teles
coped for half their distance. The ac
cident happened through a mistake in
orders by Conductor J. Lantz.
SLAYER OF INDIANS IS DEAD
He Had Killed Eighteen in Revenge
For Murder of Wife.
New Lisbon, Wis., Aug. 22. fleorge
Salter, 7S years old, who had devoted
his life to killing Indians in revenge
for the murder of his wife by reds in
1 St;::, died here last night. He had
killed the murderer of his wife and 17
GEN. G. A. FITZ SIMONS DEAD
Prominent War Veteran Passes Away
at his Home in Chicago.
Chicago, Aug. 29. Gen. Charles A.
Fitz Simons died Saturday. He was a
prominent war veteran and for several
years commanded the 1st brigade.
TWO DROWN; BOAT CAPSIZED
William Myers and Frank Miller Lose
Lives at Sterling, III.
Sterling. 111.. Aug. 22. William
Myers and Frank Miller were drown
ed in Green river Saturday, their boat
FIRST WOMAN IN AN AIRSHIP.
Wife of the Inventor Takes a Trip in
His Steerable Balloon.
Paris, Aug. 22. Lebaudy's steerable
balloon made ascent with regular pas
sengers for the first time Saturday.
First the owner and then his wife
made a twenty minute trip. The bal
loon was steered by the usual engin
eer. It is believed that this is the first
time a woman has ascended in a steer
Two Militiamen Drown.
Chicago. Aug. 22. Two members of
the Second regiment, I. N. G., were
drowned in the lake in sight of scores
of bathers off Robbins Terrace, near
Montrose boulevard, yesterday morn
ing. The victims were Martin Zron
sin, 22 years old, 41C McLean avenue,
a clerk for Marshall Field & Co., and
John v man,
AM North Winchester
Russian Cruiser Novik
and Destroyer Bur
CHASED TWO DAYS
Desperate Battle at Port Ar
thur Still in Pro
gress. Hong Kong. Aug. 22. Sixty-five men
of the Russian torpedo boat destroyer
Burni. beached at Yong Cheng, south
east of Wei Hai Wei. arrived here to
day aboard the British store ship
Kxuect Another llnuh.
St. Petersburg. Aug. 22. An otHcial
dispatch from Rear Admiral Prince
Ouktomsky, at Port Arthur, by way of
Chefoo. says only two otllcers were
killed on board the ships which re
turned to the harbor after the fight of
Aug. 10. but this information about
the condition of the ships is unsatis
factory. News that the Port Arthur squadron
has again sallied out is expected at
any hour, as Ouktomskv's orders are
mperative to go out or destroy the
ships beyond a possibility of repair
before the fortress falls.
ovlk nt I.MHt Sank.
Tokio, Aug. 22. The Russian cruis
er Novik was sunk yesterday morning
off the port of Korsakovsk. island of
Sakhalien. r.r.O miles northeast of
Vladivostok, by the Japanese cruisers
Chitose and Tsushima, after a running
fight which began yesterday and end
ed this morning.
Capt. Sukeiehiro Takahashi. com
mander of the Chitose, rejorts that tv
first attacked the Novik Saturday nt
ternoon. The Novik. being the fleetest
ship in 'he Russian navy, made a run
ning fight of it. and gradually drew
off toward Sakhalien, the Japanese
The Novik apparently was damaged
in Saturday's fighting, but the Rus
sians managed to make temporary re
pairs. The Japanese ships continued the
pursuit, and on Sunday morning re
newed the engagement. The Novik'
was in a sinking condition as it near
ed the coast, and the Russian captain
therefore ran his vessel on to the
beach where it lay half covered with
l-'nte of Crew Not Known.
The fate of the crew of the Novik
is not known, but it is thought they
abandoned their vessel and landed at
Korsakovsk. It is generally thought
here that the Chitose and Tsushima
steamed in close to the Novik early
in the morning and completely de
stroyed the stranded warship.
The Tsushima was hit. once In the
coal bunker, but. the damage has al
ready been repaired. There; was no
other damage, nor was there a single
casualty on either of the Japanese
(iitln nt I'ort Arthur.
Chefoo, Aug. 22. The Japanese
have swept the Russians from Pigeon
bay and captured I he northernmost
fort of the western line of inner de
fenses at Port Arthur. The Russian
artillery prevents the Japanese from
occupying the forts on Pigeon bay. It.
is reported that the Japanese captured
fort No. 2. one mile from Golden
Hill. The Japanese plans include a
three days' assault with tiO.OOO nun.
ItelnforeementM nt I'ort Arthur.
Chefoo, Aug. 22. It is asserted In
reliable quarters at Port. Arthur the
Japanese have received reinforce
ments of 20,000 men from the north.
The steamer Victoria which arrived
here this evening from New Chwang
reports hearing spasmodically heavy
firing at Iuisa and Pigeon bay, re
spectively northwest and west of Port
Arthur between 10 o'clock last night
and 1 o'clock this morning.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 22. The Rus
sian commandant at Korsakovsk, isl
and of Sakhalin telegraphs the emper
or that the Japanese ships bombarded
Korsakovsk from 7 Sunday morning
until 8:15 when the vessels disappear,
ed. The government houses were de
stroyed. No casualties.
.More Troop Mobilized.
SI. Petersburg, Aug. 22. The minis
ter of war has ordered the further
mobilization of troops in the districts
of KiefT, Moscow and Kazan.
Attark Will Continue.
Che Foo, Aug. 22. A trustworthy
authority declares that Saturday's at
tack on Port Arthur was unsuccessful,
but was continued last night, and will
go on one more? day if the Japanese are