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VOL. LIV. NO. 192.
TUESDAY, MAY 30, 100J.
TIIICE TWO CENTS.
AND RUSSiANS FELL INTO HIS TRAP
Details of the Battle Be
SLAV LOSSES GROW
All Facts Will Not Be Gathered
Till Jap Fleet Ends
Tokio, May 30. It is officially an
nounced Rojestvensky was captured,
lttJi:'l KSK V I'APTl'HKUf
Washington, May 30. At the state
department the following dispatch has
been received from Tokio:
"It is officially announced all the
Russian battleships have been sunk ex
cept the Orel and Nicolai I., which
were captured. Admirals Rojestven
sky, Volkercham and Nebogatoff are
I nplurril Veaarla Arrive.
Washington. May 20. The Japanese
legation lias r'-ceivpd a report from
Tokio stating Russian war vessels cap
tured by Togo have arrived safely, as
The Or-l at Maizuru; the Nicolai.
Apraxine and Seniavln at Sasebo.
Ituaalana Drift A "bore.
Kobe. Japan. May 30. Hundreds of
Russians, many of them badly wound
ed, art- coming ashore at Yamaguchi in
boats or dinging to wreckage.
The captured ships with prisoners
and wounded are arriving at Sasebo.
A number of Russian prisoners were
landed on Tsu island. Three hundred,
believed to be from the transport Ural,
have been landed on the Iv-ami coast.
The political effect of the battle and Its
Influence upon commerce has already
MkblinofT Um Sunk.
('apt. Roshinoff. commander of the
Russian armored cruiser Admiral Nak-
himoff. and other survivors have been
brought to Moji. The Admiral Nak
hitnoff was sunk near Tsu island Sat
urday, seemingly by a mine or a sub
marine vessel. Roshinoff says that his
vessel was entering the straits with
the fleet. Suddenly there was a tre
mendous explosion and the Admiral
Nakhimoff speedily sank, carrying a
majority of her crew to death. Roshi
noff reached a damaged steam launch
and was picked up Sunday. Other sur
vivirs used life belts and were rescued
by fishermen. It is impossible to de
termine the particular manner of the
destruction, of the Individual ships, it
is reported submarine vessels and so
cially laid mines were used, but sat
isfactory confirmation of this is not ob
tainable. Srrnr of Wild Kot hunlnmu.
There was a scene of wild, ent husi'
asm on the stock exchange this after
noon. I'rices in some instances were
highest since the war began. The em
peror, princes and ministers are dis
patching congratulations to Togo, who
it Is exacted will be given a high rank
ainl other imperial honors.
Already u ltopulur idol, lie has be
come a demigod in popular estimation.
It is also expected Kamimura and Ka
toka and the other commanders will
be honored. Ueyond the results, little
is known here of Togo's stuuuiug vic
tory. POSITION OF THE FLEETS
WHEN THE FIGHT BEGAN;
JAPANESE OPEN ATTACK
Rojesivensky reached Ujuelpart isl
and. Korea, early Saturday and headed
for Tsu islands. The exact number of
vessels in hjs fleet was not .!,ar, hut
he had his main lighting vessels, with
a number of light cruisers and trans
ports. The disposition of the Japanese
fleet seems to have been an ideal one.
Togo had for weeks iu the vi
cinity of '1 - nds. refusing to be
lured away au. p forfeit his advan
tage. The inner line was held by Togo
with battlesddps and Vice Admiral Ka
mimura with cruisers.
Oaeala of tbe Attack..
Rear Admiral Katoka with a light
squadron first attacked Rojestvensky.
According to one report, Kamimura
went outside the straits and foiled Ro
jestvensky. preventing his retreat.
When Rojestvensky encountered Togo
there apjears to have been a running
light to the northeastward Saturday af
ternoon. There was a series of das
perate and successful toritedo attacks
Saturday night and resumption of the
battle Sunday, Togo pressing the Rus
sian fleet toward the southeastern
coast of Korea.
Kale wf the ltulaa Lief.
The fate of Rojestvensky doubtful.
It is thought probably he escaped to
Vladivostok. Pending the conclusion of
the Japanese pursuit and identification
SCORES IN ARMENIA
Authorities Powerless to Help Chris
tians Kurds May Join
Nakhichevan, Government of Irivan,
Trans-Caucasia. May So. This gov
ernment lias been almost in a state of
anarchy for days. A massacre of Ar
menians by the Tartar population is
proceeding here and in surrounding
villages. Streets are filled with dead
and wounded. Mussulmans pillage
and burn the houses of Christians. The
number of victims exceeds 100 dt-ad.
including a priest. The butchery is
reported to be still more dreadful in
the villages. It is feared the Persian
Kurds will join the Tartars. The au
thorities are powerless to cope with
of three vessels which Russian pris
oners report were sunk, and determin
ation of the condition of damaged
ships, which escaped to the northward,
it is impossible to tell the remaining
strength of the Russians, but the most
liberal allowance leaves the Japanese
overwhelmingly masters of the sea.
Only fragmentary tidings of the vic
tory have been in circulation in Tokio
since Saturday night.
( apt ureal Veaaela l.auiL
Washington. May "0. The Japanese
legation received the following from
"Russian vessels captured by us
were safely brought to port at Sasebo
today. They are the Orel, Nicolai I..
Apraxine. Senyabin and Maisuru."
The American consul general at
Shanghai reports the converted cruis
er Smolensk is at Woosung.
Tokio. May 2'J. ( Delayed.) Togo
continues a great sweep to the north
ward in pursuit of the remnant of the
Russian fleet. Complete reports will
possibly increase the extent of the Rus
sian disaster. It wiil be Thursday be
fore the complete results of the battle
At the end of the week Togo's fleet
is expected to reassemble, and until
then It will only be possible to secure
Twgo'a I.omm IaNicnlflcant.
Rejorts thus far indicate Togo ob
tained his victory without loss or seri
ous damage to a single battleship or
cruiser. His casualties are not report
ed. but are insignificant. It is believ
ed the Russian casualties are heavy,
although the Japanese appear to have
rescued a large number.
Tokio ( rlrbralro.
Tokio. May 30. Tokio celebrated
Japan's great naval victory last night.
The main thoroughfares, street, and
leading government buildings of the
capital were thronged with joyous,
cheering crowds and impromptu pro
cessions. The paraders carried lan
terns and sang through the streets,
following bands. Plans are afoot for
an organized formal celebration of
OBSERVE THE DAY
Various Cities Do Honor to Mem
ory of Veterans of Our
ROOSEVELT AT BROOKLYN
Great Parade in New York, 16,000 Old
Soldiers Being in the
New York, May 30. President
Roosevelt was the principal figure ia
New York's Memorial day celebration,
the feature of the events of the day
scheduled to take place in Brookljn.
There the chief executive was to make
the principal address at the unveiling
of the statue of General Slocum and re
view the parade of the .veterans and
attend a reception at the naval branch
of the Young Mens' Christian Associa
tion. His special train reached Jersey
City from Washington at 7 a. m.
lilar I'arade ia New York.
New York, May. 30. While cVef In
terest in Memorial day cent syed in
Brooklyn, where President Roosevelt
took part In the exercises, the day was
observed in a most elaborate way in
other sections. Grand Army posts of
the boroughs of Manhattan and Bronx
alone turned out 16,000 veterans to
take part in the parade.
New York. May 30 Roosevelt left
Jerj:y City for Washington at 1:20.
(Ilwrn e la l aaal Way.
Washington. May 30. National sa
lutes, processions of veterans to the
different cemeteries, placing flowers
upon the graves of men who partici
pated in the civil war. orations, mar
tial music and song marked Memorial
day in the national capital.
HEADS OFF PEACE
President Shea Able to Defeat
Possible Solution of Chi
TEAMSTERS WANT TO VOTE
Let Members of Union of Entire Coun
try Decide Memorial Day
Chicago, May 3u. The Daily News
"Conservative members of the exec
utive board of the International Broth
erhood of Teamsters want to submit a
proposition calling off the strike to a
referendum vote of teamsters through
out the country. According to informa
tion which leaked out today, this move
is being blocked by President Shea.
Shea is being supported by two mem
bers of the board."
IVaee fur a Hay.
Memorial day was calm, and the
peace affected the teamsters' strike to
day, insuring both sides temporary re
lief from distressing conditions. The
big mercantile houses remained closed
and nonunion strike breakers obtained
their first holiday since the strike be
gan, 54 days ago.
Deride un Lockout.
Chicago. May 30. Thirty-five sash,
door and blind manufacturers affilia
ted with the Planing Millmen's asso
ciation in the combination of wood in
dustries, have decided to lockout their
TO MEET AT MONMOUTH
State Conference Thursday and Friday
of This Week Some Features
A number of the local members of
the Daughters of the American Revo
lution are contemplating attendance on
the ninth annual conference of the
Daughters to be held in Monmouth
Thursday and Friday of this week. A
reception will be given the visitors
The address of welcome will be by
Miss Eliza T. Moses; there will be a
greeting from Dr. McMichael and a
response by the state regent, Mrs. Fes
senden. The minutes of the eighth
conference will be read by Mrs. Kim
ball. Reports will be made by Mrs. C.
H. Deere, ex-state regent: Mrs. Kim
ball, secretary; Mrs. Dickie, treasurer,
and Mrs. Dunn, of Moline, historian.
Luncheon for delegates and visiting
Daughters will be served in the church
dining room at 12 noon.
In the afternoon, Mrs. Charles Hic
kox will give the report of the com
mittee on Continental hall; there will
b, a poem by Mrs. J. H. Walker and an
address by Dr. King. Then will come
the reports from chapters, and in the
evening at 8 o'clock, there- will be a
reception in the Elks' parlors.
The second day, Friday, there will
be a forenoon session only. Reports
of committees, new business and elec
tion of officers will be the affairs de
Excellent musical features are book
ed for each of the sessions of Thurs
day. FLUNKED ON SUICIDE PACT
Arthur Mulligan Sentenced to Ten
Years for Manslaughter.
Milwaukee, May 30. Arthur S. Mul
ligan ,of Brooklyn, who came to Mil
waukee from Chicago Jan. 16 with
Florence Groves, with whom he en
tered into a suicide pact, pleaded guil
ty to manslaughter yesterday and was
sentenced to 10 years at Waupon, the
MUD PREVENTS FIGHTING. fl
Gunshu Pass. May 30. The rains
which began several days ago have
ceased. General skirmishing has been
continuous for the past fortnight. The
arriving troops find themselves in a
sea of mud.
The defense of the railway is so
complete it practically amounts to a
Bowker Beats American Fighter.
Indon. May So. At the National
Sporting club last night the contest
between "Joe' Bowker, the present
bantam champion of England, and
"Pinkey" Evans, of Yonkers. N. Y.. for
the bantam championship and a purse
of J3.750 went the full 20 rounds. Bow
ker being an easy winner on points.
Evans received much punishment, but
gamely contested every round.
Feltz and Quill Draw.
Brockton. Mass.. May 30. Tommy
Feltz and Tommy Quill fought fifleen
rounds to a draw before the Young
Men's Social and Athletic club last
ENEMIES GIVE UP
Mayor Weaver Complete Victor
Over Organization at
BROUGHT ON BY GAS QUESTION
Office Holders Who Led Opposition
Come Into Camp One at a
Philadelphia. May 30. State Insur
ance Commissioner Israel W. Durham,
leader of the republican organization
in Philadelphia for the last 10 years,
and whose influence reached far into
the interior of Pennsylvania, late yes
terday afternoon unconditionally sur
rendered to Mayor John Weaver, who
opened the war on the organization
The action of Leader Durham was a
great surprise to the people of the city,
as all his lieutenants and the rank and
file of the organization had been given
to understand that the fight begun by
Mayor Weaver over the gas lease
would be defended to a finish.
In the forenoon Leader Durham sent
for the ward leaders, nearly all of
whom responded and pledged their
fealty to him.
Two f'ainr Over.
Shortly after this meeting, however,
William S. Vare. recorder of deeds, a
close political friend of Durham, called
upon the mayor and assured him that
he and his brother. State Senator
George A. Vare. would stand by him.
This move caused a sensation in po
litical circles and rumors became cur
rent that the organization was crum
bling. Mr. Durham sent for some of
the ward leaders and after a confer
ence he released them from their
pledges to stand by him.
AT TIPTON, IOWA
Stones Four Inches in Diameter Kill
Stock and Do Other Dam
age. Tipton, Iowa, yesterday afternoon ex
perienced one of the worst hall storms
that has ever visited thf locality. It
is reliably reported that hailstones
were picked up that were a foot in cir
cumference. Hogs and fowl were kill
ed, crops driven into the ground, win
dow lights broken, horses and cattle
'n pastures stampeded and other dam
age done. A strip a mile and a half
wide and several miles long was af
fected. HOW JUNE HAS BEEN
FOR THIRD OF CENTURY
Data Concerning the Coming Month
For Thirty-Four Years
The following data, for the month of
June, covering a period of 31 years,
has been compiled from the local wea
ther bureau records. The reports are
issued to show the conditions that
have prevailed during the month in
question, for the above period of years,
are not to be construed as a forecast of
the weather conditions for the coming
The mean or normal temperature re
corded for June was 71 degrees, the
warmest month was that of 1SH3, with
an average of 7S, while the coldest
was that of 19i3 with an average of
CG degrees. The highest temperature
was 9S degrees on June 17, 1X97. and
the lowest was 39 degrees on June 4,
The average precipitation for the
month has been 4.no inches, with an
average of 12 days that had a precipt
tation of .01 of an Inch or more. The
greatest monthly precipitation was
10.79 inches in the year 192. and the
least monthly precipitation was .4 9
inches in l!s9G. The greatest amount
of precipitation recorded in any 21
consecutive hours was 4.3G inches on
the 22nd and 23rd. 1S92.
The average number of clear days
was 9, while there were 13 partly
cloudy days and an average of 8
COST OF LIVING IS HIGH
Given as One Reason for Americans
Leaving Posts at Panama.
New York. May 30. Eight former
employes of the Pauama canal com
mission who have arrived here from
Colon resigned their position becau.se
of the high cost of living and the
health conditions there. They said
that several other employes who had
resigned for similar reasons were en
BUT CREW ESCAPES
Halifax. N. S.. May 30. A report has
reached here that the steamer Propa
tria. of St. Pierre, bound for Halifax.
has gone ashore near Louisburg. All
on board Landed safely.
AND ARRIVES SAFE AT
Atlantic Made Remarkable Time
in Winning Kaiser's
12 DAYS. 4 HOURS. 1 MINUTE
Sailed 341 Miles in Single Day Yacht
Will Be Refitted and Enter
London. May 30. The American
three-masted schooner yacht Atlantic.
owned by Wilson Marshall, under com
mand of Capt. Barr, has lowered all
records for trans-Atlantic sailing yachts
and won the race for the kaiser's cup.
It crossed the winning line at y;lt
p. m. yesterday, having made the trip
in 12 days. 4 hours, 1 minute. Its last
day's weather was a striking contrast
to its first. It was a fit day to wel
come the conqueror. The channel roll
ed with a long, heavy swell under a
brilliant sun and a six-knot breeze.
This robbed the yacht of the distinc
tion of making the run in 12 days, but
it has the two records that for the
whole passage and for a day's run. Be
tween noon of May 23 and noon of May
24 the yacht covered 341 miles. When
the Lady of the Isles drew up to the
Atlantic to receive the log of the
yacht's memorable voyage smiling and
satisfied faces greeted those on the
The black hulled schooner made a
beautiful picture as it headed straight
for the stake boat and crossed the line
within a biscuit's throw of it. As the
gun boomed the whistling was taken
up by half a dozen steamers, and the
Atlantic, burning a red fire, made its
ghost-like way up the channel in the
dim blue light of a perfect evening.
The Atlantic's performance has been
an eye-opener for local experts.
Monday evening the Atlantic came
abreast of Bishop's Rock at 5:.TT
o'clock. In the lightest of airs it stood
up the channel, with the wind over the
Abreast The Lizard the German
cruiser Pfeil was waiting with the
sailing committee. A long conversa
tion ensued. The first question was
what sort of passage the yacht had.
The answer was "Very good." When
asked if there had been any accidents.
Marshall replied, "No."
"When did you last see your com
petitors?" "Off Sandy Hook," answered Mar
shall. And asked as to the best day's
run. Marshall replied;
"Three hundred ami forty-one miles."
Vlelor In K Craft.
The Atlantic is a big craft. It is
ISO feet over all, 13" feet tin the water
line, 21 feet beam, and is of 2(G tons
net. The sail plan is something like
22.00(1 square feet. From deck to
truck the mizzenmast is 187 feet, the
mainmast 132 feet, and the foremast
The victorious schooner will be re
fitted at Southampton, and will take
part in the race from Dover to Heligo
land for the German emperor's cup and
supplementary prizes. Barr will also
have charge in this race.
BEGINS FIGHT FOR THE
POSSESSION OF MILLIONS
Mother of Weightman's Daughter Has
New Guardian Appointed in Prep
aration for Will Contest.
Philadelphia, Pa., May r:o. in cvi
dent preparation for immediate pro
ceedings in court in the long threaten
ed contest against the will of William
Weight man. who left his $i;n,ono,ooo
estate to Mrs. Anne Walker, a new
guardian has been appointed by the
Orphans' court for Mi.-s Martha
Weight man, daughter of Mrs. Jones
Mrs. Wister. who is behind the will
content, at first had herself appointed
guardian of her minor daughter. Her
lawyers, however, pointed out that, as
the plaintiff in the case, her evidence
would be greatly weakened thereby.
This difficulty Is obviated by the se
lection of Charles I. Invillers, an un
cle of the girl, to act iu that capacity.
Edson Head of Kansas City Southern.
New York. May So J. A. Edson.
former general manager of the Cincin
nati, Hamilton and Dayton railroad,
lias been elected president of the Kan
sis City Southern railway company.
The new executive committee consists
of Herman Sielckin. chairman; H. R.
Duval. D. G. Boissevain. Ent ThaJ
nian, and Samuel Unferniyer.
Captured in Race in Stolen Launch.
St. Joseph, Mich.. May 30. Thorn
ton Packard and Robert J. Hertfort of
Chicago took a S2.000 pleasure launch
from the boathoiise of Capt. John And
rich. They were overtaken by jolice.
who followed jur-t as they bea.hed the
boat on the Indiana shore.
IN TWO ACCIDENTS
Boat Capsized and Rig Was Over
turned While Fording a
Springfield. Mo.. May So. --Four
young pMple of this city were drown
ed yesterday in the James river. They
were: Frank C. Gray. Fred Lee. Lulu
Rhodes. 17 years old, Maggie Gates,
A boat containing six picnickers
capsized and two men saved them
Dodge City. Kans . May "0. Four
persons were drowned iu a flooded
creek. They were: Howard Kolly, F
E. Ger.ter. Mrs. Emma Parsons, and
Miss Carlie Heit bicker.
They were driving in an open surrey
and attempted to ford Duck creek
The surrey was overturned by the cur
rent. ORDERED OUT OF NATIONAL
GUARDS BY PLUMBERS
Captain Walz, of Springfield, Threat
ened With Expulsion from
Springfield, May 30. Capt. Charles
Walz. commanding Troop D, 1st cav
alry, Illinois National Guard, has been
requested by the local plumbers" union,
of which he is a member, to resign
from the National Guard. In case tie
refuses he will be compelled to leave
the union and his employers be re
quested by the union to discharge him.
He has reported the matter to Adjt.
KING OF SPAIN IS
GUEST OF FRANCE
Young Monarch Arrives in Paris for
Week's Stay and Is Warmly
Paris. May So. The royal train
bringing King Alfonso of Spain for a
week's visit arrived at Gare Dauphine
at 15 this afternoon. President Ijouhet,
accompanied by his cabinet, greeted
the king. A large force of tnxips ren
dered military honors and a vast as
semblage gave enthusiastic greeting to
BARRED OUT OF SALT LAKE
Mrs. riske Hires Hall and Denounces
Salt Lake City. I'tah. May So. Mrs.
Minnie Maddern Fiske, who was bar
red from a professional appearance
here through her inability to secure
any of the local theatres, hired a hall
last night and delivered a denunciation
of the theatrical trust and its effect.
The proceeds were given to the or
phans of the city.
STOP THE PALAVER
All Negotiations Between Norway
and Sweden Called
FORMER ASKS INDEPENDENCE
Private Cable Message States Separa
tion Hjs Already Taken
Christiania, May So. On the pro
posal of President Berner, the storthing
has unanimously agreed to discontinue
for the present all negotiations between
Norway and Sweden. This action is
considered .significant in view of King
Oscar's refusal Saturday to sign the
measure creating a separate consular
system for Norway.
The sentiment in Norway for inde
pendence is gaining headway rapidly
and there will be no turning backward
in spite of the refusal of King Oscar
to accept the resignations of the mem
bers of the Norwegian ministry. There
is a general disposition in Norway to
meet the crisis in a peaceful manner
and no resort to force li looked for
unless Sweden attempts coercion by-
Cablr Hrporta Separation.
Minneapolis. Minn.. May 30. Ac
cording to a private cablegram receiv
ed here by a member of the I'niversity
of Norway students' chorus, now tour
ing this countrv. Norwav already has
'separated from Sweden and the relgu
, ing bouse of Bernadotte. The dis
! patch, though not entirely clear, con
J veys the information that the ministry,
'of which P. C. MicheUen is the head,
l.as constituted itself a provisional
Washed From Flagship
and Saved by a
SEVERAL VESSELS SAFE
Russia Officially Informed
the Extent of the Dis
St. Petersburg, May 30. Admiral
Rojestvensky has arrived at Vladivos
tok on board the destroyer Duiny. Dur
ing the battle he sustained a wound in
St. Petersburg, May 30. The report
that the flagship Kniaz Souvaroff was
sunk and Rojestvensky wounded and
placed on board a torpedo boat destroy
er is confirmed. The whereabouts of
the destroyer are unknown.
Itajnt ruW Satrri.
St. Petersburg. May "0. Admiral
Durnovo. member of the council of the
empire, has received a dispatch from
his son. who is in command of the
Bniny. describing fully how Rojest
vensky was saved. The admiral was
washed off the deck of the Kniaz Sou
varoff just before the flagship founder
ed, and vis picked up by the torpedo
boat destroyer Duiny. Other dispatch
es from Vladivostok says the Russians
lost 12 warships sunk and captured
during the engagement.
Tortnl HkhU llil Huxlaraa.
According to these reports the Jap
anese torpedo boats played the prin
cipal role in the. defeat of the Russian
fleet. They were sent iu for action
again ami again under a perfect hail
of shot from the Russian rapid firing
guns. More than half of the Japanese
Hot ilia of torpedo boats was sunk.
The protected cruiser Jemtchug. re
jKUted sunk in the Tokio dispatches,
has arrived at Vladivostok.
Foreign naval attaches have been
excluded from Vladivostok by order of
the government. .
Admit Thrlr I. oaiar.
Sr. Petersburg. May So. The ad
miralty officially admits the sinking of
the battleships Kniaz Souvaroff. Boro
dino. Oslyabya. Orel and the repair
ship Kamtchatka. The loss of these
vessels was definitely established by
Capt. Chagrin, of the cruiser Almaza.
who arrived at Vladivostok.
Chagrin telegraphs the emperor he
witnessed the sinking of the battle
ship Kniaz Souvaroff. Rojestvensky
was wounded. Chagrin saw Rojest
vensky lowered on board the torpedo
boat destroyer Utility. The where
abouts of the Buiny is not known.
Sttarm it f aapx.
Tsarskoe-Selo. May '.lit. An evening
dispatch received by the emperor from
Vladivostok containing details of the
battle in the Straits of Korea announc
ed the losses. The squadron com
manded by Nebogatoff was attacked
by a swarm of torpedo boats and all
the ships either sunk or captured.
Mala iintlrun I.iimI Tmo.
The main squadron commanded by
Rojestvensky was attacked by Togo
and lost two ships. The others broke
through. Rojestvensky, it Is reported,
then sent his fast light cruisers ahead,
the heavier fighting ships remaining
behind. They were attackei) by Kam
imura. Tlie emperor was greatly distressed
by the news.
Iluapilal Ship trrlvra.
Vladivostok. May So. The Russian
hospital ship Orel which was with Ro
jestvensky'H fleet, has arrived at Vlad
ivostok. Polra Itrjtila-r a I IHaaater.
Warsaw. May SO. The attitude of
the Poles iu regard to the latest Rus
sian naval disaster is one of secret joy.
Somet linen ft 1m not even secret. They
believe it will lead the government in
to making internal concessions.
lierrltra t Iparr MraaaKe.
St. Petersburg, May SO. A cipher
dispatch reached the emperor during
the night, but its contents have not
been made public. It In unofficially
stated that several fast Russian ships
succeeded In shaking off their pursuers
ami have reached Vladivostok, and
that the government is now in posHes-
sion of its own version of the? naval
disaster. Nevertheless it appears to be
In a quandary as to how to break the
newH to the country.
I rifd lamp Haalrrato.
A war council was held at Tsarskoe
Selo last night, at which the emperor
was urged to issue an imperial mani
festo, but nothing has been decided.
So far as the newspapers are con
cerned the public might believe Ro
jestvensky Lad achieved a victory.
The cerrsor passed all vague rumor"
favorable to Russians, but blue pen
ciled everything that Indicated Ru