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V OL LXIV...N°- 21,092.
Same Treatment for American
Schools as for Other Powers'.
Constantinople, Aug. After prolonged
pourparler* and considerable haggling on the
part of the Turks, a satisfactory solution of
the American school question has been arrived
at. This ma.tter. which Is the most Important
of the American demands, was settled by ex
tending to American schools the came treat
ment as that accorded to schools under the pro
;ect!on of other powers. A settlement of other
•ratters affecting American Interests in Turkey.
of secondary importance, has also been effected,
and Minister Irishman has telegraphed to Rear
Admiral Jewell. In command of the United
State squadron seat to Smyrna, instructing him
to salute the batteries on land and depart.
The sitting of the Council of Ministers, at
which the settlement wss agreed on. was a
Song one, and It was rot until near Its close
that an agreement was reached. The delay In
the settlement Is believed to have been caused
by the intervention of the palace functionaries.
whose policy. in order to retain the BulUn's
faror. consists of combatting the rights and
privileges cf foreign subjects.
Washington. Aug. 14.— United States war
vessels now at Smyrna under command of Rear
.Admiral Jewell are the Cleveland, tho Olympla and
the Baldswre, They will leave Smyrna to-morrow
,-jd will sail for Gibraltar. The ships comprise
uhat 1s known as the- American European Squai'.
bsb. snd will continue their cruise In European
waters for some time.
"Most Favored Nation" Treatment
for American Schools.
Washington. Aug. 14.— Turkey has agreed to
accord to American schools the "most favored
nation" treatment, according to dispatches le
ceJved by the State Department from Minister
Irishman to-day. Full details of the agree
ment perfected at Constantinople yesterday
reached th« department to-day, and satisfac
tory assurances ar? given that American schools
In Turkey shall hereafter be conducted un'ler
conditions not less favorable than those which
France obtained by the agreement of Mytelene In
The Steps Taken to Bring Turkey
to Terms.
Washington. Aug. 14.-A high official of the State
r"r*&rtment has made the following statement re
garding the questions m issue between this coun
try and Turkey sal the steps taken toward their
adjustment :
Fcr many years the treatment of educational
establishments in th« Ottoman Empire, founded
nd- conducted by . American citizen?, nan been un
satisfactory. While' similar schools under the di
. rectioa of ether foreigners have been recognized as
iflstin'r and hay* been Recorded th» regular ll
ceiise or imseriarrinnaii. upon application therefor.
<= on behalf of th* schools under Amer-
U*n control have jiassed unnoticed. Temporary
Permits obtained frcm the local authorities -have
! b*«-n hedged in with re*triciioiis. mid have not In
frequently been ignored by the Turkish govern
ment. Difficulties and obstructions have con
stantly been put in. the way of the American
teachers. In marked contrast to th*. favor shown
tiie schools of other nationalities and in contra
vention of the rights of American citizens in Tur
- *-y to ihe mo«t favored treatment accorded to the
Mas or subjects of other States.
This discrimination was eepeclaily noticeable
with regard to th* Protestant Medical College at
Btirut in the matter of examinations and the right
of graduates to exerciss their profession. The
Vnit<%d States claimed for the American school lit*
*anie privileges accorded the French Medical School
at Ee'.rut. No such material difference »a« seen
In th* schools us to warrant th* discrimination
practised, the difference being chiefly in the sys
tem of government of France and the United
Ftate*. The Prote-tant Medical College, holding
official authorization from and having the super
vision of the State of New-fork, from which ii d*
rived its charter, was entitled to be regarded, the
United States said, as a national institution as
'lr.uch as the French school.
The earar-st efforts of the American Minister at
Constantinople to secure for American schools and
teicUers the slcnpie equality of treatment to which
they arc entitled bavins met with evasive and
dilatory treatment by :ho Sublime Port", and no
XTC£res« having been made toward a better under-
Handing, the. President l«>ok the matter in hand,
Rtid. on February 2, IW3. sent a cable dispatch ;o
Minister Irishman directing him to ask an audi
enca of the tiultan, in order to deliver to him ;i
p»riscnal message from ihe President of good will
and assurances of his hearty ■sire to cultivate
and maintain the. m-jst cordial relations of friend
ship, and 10 bring; to the personal and direct ai
lentjon of his majesty tb«? embarrassments and
Fr;evaric*-s vnder which this government and its
'I'iizrns labor, with expression of the President's
«st*ire and expectation that the treatment of th"
niosi favored nation would be received and the
eMm of American colleges and schools to equal
treaty rights would be promptly recognized.
Kr. Irishman's request for an audience was
fret with much evasion and delay. Two months
posted, in the course of which one of the grounds
cf complaint was removed by the issuance of an
trade for th« examination of the student* at the
n«*cllcal school at Beirut. It was not until April
*r-i$Q3. that Mr. I,f-iihn:&.n waa enabled to deliver
the President's messujte In personal audience of
"h» Sultan. Hlb majesty wax pleased to promise
It!n.«s3iate consideration of the requests therein
>*• progress whatever was made in the next four
nit-ntha toward the settlement of the questions at
!*•&&, and the President's message still remained
'JRangwfred, vot»l»hstandinc Mr. hnuiit's re-
P**tfei and urget.'. representations.
Jn the summer at 1903 the report of th« attempted
•fsatsli-.ation of the An>c-rican vice-consul nt Beirut
•*4 to the visit of the American Mediterranean
Squidroa to that port, to investigate the clrcum
•Unc*s. Its presence was opportune. The no
toriuun Insecurity of forHgn life and property at
Beirut was remedied >-v the removal of the Gov
ernor and the substitution of a more energetic and
friendly officer in his place. The Immediate object
havlnp been accomplished, the squadron withdrew
th* jast of January. »0*-
In the mean time Mr. Irishman's endeavors to
advance a settlement of Xi\f general questions at
issue were unavailing, the Port*- apparently being
"nwllUjßu to xnett the President's requests during
'be presence of th*- American fleet In Turkish
*'«ters. Its wl "itwal, however, d.d not hasten
"•alter*. Again and again Minister Irishman
pr ms*f-4m s*f-4 for a favorable answer to the President's
■>ssaag«, and as often was met by evasive and
Vague responses. His requests for an audience
I*Med uiib»eded.
In a matter like this, concerning the friendly In
•♦rcours* of two equal nations" through their exocu
'•••" heads, the President's forbearance wan sorely
;>1»<l. As the tntcrests Involved were not ix-rnonal
•'«" national, the procrastination of the Ottoman
Wvernm#Tit wore an aspect little short of an inter
istionsi Ifidifrnltv to the American nation. It be
<«-m« an Imperative duty to bring this phase of the
•■«'L"< to a v *■- d> close. and peremptory order*
**re given to Minister Irishman to demand an nu
ol»n«^ of the Suitsn and ask for a tftponse to the
"•Slderii'i! message of February I, 19u3.
Th« auClsnc* was at last accorded on July 3?,
»•«*. Hi» majesty proip'ssil Imm<»<Jia'«» considers
f"-n of the kuulect, end filed Tuesday. August 2.
•• the time v.'hen a defln!t» response would be
trven to Mr. Ix'.shuan by .in majesty. Th" data
eri t\x-c was ;><•*:.;• «*d to Thursday, but en
'Curtday Mr. Irishman t*lerrarNed thai the prora
*t? r*l>ly had net hvtr. receive*.
Tnereupcn the President directed that the Med
'». rr »J>»it3i squadron, then at ViUefranche. near
••>cc. should pioceed to Smyrna, in order that, if
wj BultAs 1 * repiy sheuld still be withheld, or be
r.ven find prove unfavorable, the Minister might lie
'^Cfciveg ou board with the courtesy due to bis high
r-^c* enfi conveyed to iim» convenient place; while
£*■ Leiafctiis.:} T.as Instructed to press again for ah
2*l" ' u answer, failing which he was to depart
**«» sn<JeSnit«> losve of abscne* and repair on board
'■!« ■agsr.ip. H<- was especially charged to en
•*vr 't to reach a satisfactory assurance of sctt!c
«*3t be?or* the nrrtvaJ of the fleet ut Smyrna, in
CostUiued on *«cond paicc.
To-4ut. fair.
To-morrow. ifetMni insh wetlerir wind*.
Wild Joy in Family When Small
Bootblack Walks In.
Saivatore Vilor.e, twelve years old. who was
kidnapped in Washington Square last Friday
evening by an unknown Italian, returned last
night to his home. No. 184 Bleecker-st., and
gave an account of his strange experience. A
Tribune reporter was at the house making in
quries of the bereaved family about the kid
napping when the little fellow returned.
"When the reporter arrived at the boy's home,
•which consists of one small .and squalid room
on the ton floor of a tenement house, he found
the parents and their five other children huddled
In tills room. The father, Joseph Vilone. was seat
ed in one corner, his head buried in h!s hands,
moaning for his missing son. None of the family
could speak English, and so an interpreter.
Bruno Acuria. fourteen years old. was called In.
He said that he also had been approached by
the men who kidnapped Salvatore. and that
money was offered to him if he would go with
the man. While with many sobs and gesticula
tions the mother and father of Salvatore were
attempting to tell what they knew of the kid
napping: of the boy., there was a cry of joy
from one of the children ■Undine at the door,
end Salvatore entered the room, crying bitterly.
For a few minutes confusion reigned in the
little room. All the family crowded about the
little fellow, kissing his hands and sobbing
hysterically. At first the father did not seem
to realize the situation, and then, when the fact
that his boy had retained dawned upon him,
he fell down on his knees, beating his head
against the door and raising his toil worn hands
toward heaven In dumb gratitude. Then. seiz
ing the lad from his mother's arms, he covered
the tear stained face with kisses.
By this time the whole tenement house had
heard of the boy's return, and crowded into the
room to share the joy. When the child had re
covered sufficiently from hi j emotions, he told
the strange story of his kidnapping to the re
As he could not speak English the Interpreter's
services were again required, and it was there
fore with some difficulty that the facts were ob
tained. The boy is a bootblack, and last Friday
evening, in the company of another bootblack.
whose name he could not give, he went to Wash
ington Square Park, where the pair were accus
tomed to pick up jobs of shining shoes. While
they were walking through the park they were
approached by an Italian, who, according to Sal
vatore. is a pedler whom he has often seen in
the neighborhood, and who. he thinks, lived
near his (Salvatore'*) home. The man offered
the boys |S apiece if they would shin- shoes
down in Orand-st. They agreed, but when the
man got to Qrand-st. he offered them $2 more
if they would d • some work for him at the Bat
tery. Salvador*-, to whom £."• seemed a fortune,
assented, but his companion refused. The
stranger became angry at his refusal, and struck
the boy in the fare. He then took Salvatore to the
Blxth-ave. elevated station at Grand-st. They
got off the train at the Battery. Still promising
the boy .*.", be hustle.i him on some steamboat,
the name or line of which the boy could not re
After a ; all of three hours the boat lunded at
a village, and. according to the boy, he was
taken ashore by the man. who told him that
he must go to work chining shoe*. The little
fellow, fearing for hip life, complied, and «11
day Saturday roamed altout the strange -villas*
shining shoes, closely followed by the stranger.
Yesterday the man told him that he must go
with him to a neighboring village to work, but
the boy. who by this time was thoroughly home
sick, refused. The man persisted, but finding
the boy obdurate and fearing detection put him
on a boat bound for New-York, and after paying
his fare told him to "git."
Sal vat ore described the kidnapper 8.3 an
Italian about five feet eight Inches tall with
black or dark brown hair and mustache and
dressed as an ordinary worktagtnan. When
the father found that the boy did not return
Saturday he told the police The father said.
significantly, that he meant to find out who
the kidnapper was. and would get even with
the scoundrel.
I »
Woman in West Hobokcn Was Ex
pected to Give Information.
As much of a mystery as ever last evening,
and r,o Bearer BOlUtkm. apparently, than on ihe
night of his disappearance, was the kidnapping
of Tony sfannlno, the son ><i Jam's lfanntno.
Of No. 6^ Amity-st., Brooklyn.
Captain Dooley, of th«; Amity-st. Station, t<-ld
ri Trtbone miwHir that he hud no clews as to
the whereabouts of the child. He and his men
bad seen working lor the last three days In
Weetawkeo, Hoboken and other parts of New-
Jersey on various dews, but without getting
any results. It was expected that something
would be learned from a woman In Went Hobo
k->n, who was thought to have ssen the child In
the company of Vito Leduffra, who was said to
have known something of the •barrel mystery,"
but nothing came of the investigation there.
<'*pialn Rooney said he had untiringly worked
up every clew, no natter how siight it appeared.
and he hoped to find the l>oy eventually, but
there was nothing In sight that would warrant
him in saying when h<- would be able to get
tile boy.
Mr Mannino told a Tribune reporter last
evening that he had no news of the whereabouts
of his boy.
He Escapes with Lure Given to
Catch Him.
Attempt was made yesterday to capture an
other clever and bold letter writer. This time the
man was too quick for the detectives.
On August 9 the optical supply store of Louis
Alexander, at No. 541 Fulton-st.. Brooklyn, was
robbed of $2,000 worth of jewelry. Last Saturday
Mis. Alexander, who came up from Long Branch,
where the family are spending the Bummer, to
get the mail at the store, found a note from, the
thief. It was signed '-George."
In It wan a demand for J3UO on consideration Of
i* aiming the stolen goods. The thief said It whs
Inconvenient to pawn them. He directed Mr.
Alexander to go to One-hundred-and-tenth-st. and
Centra.] Parti West and stand by a lamppoet.
X boy would approach him. the Instruction* said,
and ask him if he wan Mr. Alexander. He was i.
give the boy the money. In half an hour, It was
promised, the goods would be delivered In safety.
Tho Instructions were obeyed. With Mr. Alex
ander went two detectives. A dummy package
vV.' handed to the boy. who appeared as prom
ised. Then the boy ran to the Park wall and
liHn.jfvl it to a man on the other bide. iho de
tectives reached the wall If: time to see trie man
ride away on n. wheel. Ho was described a3 about
thirty years old. with a dark mustache.
He Has c Long Conference with the Presi
dent—Will Beturn Here To-day.
Washington, Aug. M.— Chairman Cortelyou of
the Republican National Committee, who is in the
city for the day, had a. long conference with Presi
dent Roosevelt. The chairman will return to Mew-
York to-morrow.
Washington. Aug. 14.— Secretary Hay was at the
V. hit'- House for some time, to-night, as wan also
Secretary Wilson Mr. Wilson hus Jast returned
to the city from th« West, and «ay«- ►»« President
*3m* In'oVrttnlion fsardlr-iT in» political and crop
co.icnV.ons l;i Uiut section of the country.
sunk in battle with the Japanese; 10,950 tons; launched in 1892; speed, 19.5 knots. She had a crew of
768 men.
Also a Moat Ingenious Fabricator
of Happenings.
Oatskill. X. T.. Aug. 14. — An automobile con
taining Dr. and Mrs. Leonard, of Brooklyn,
Frederick Iceland and George Belfour. all of
New- York, became unmanageable while speed
ing over a newly made road on the Herman
Livingston place. Just south of Greendale station,
on the east bank -of the Hudson River, and ran
down a ftaep embankment, to-day. It alighted
In t'.n? top of an apple tree, and by the aid of
a ladder, furnished by the gardner of the place,
the members of the party descended. :ione of
them having received any injury.
Axes were procured and the tree wan cut
down. With It came the automobile, little tho
worse for the mishap, and the party continued
on the way to Cairo.
Steel Trust Plans to Get Back at the
Pittsburg Company.
Plttsburß. Aug. 14. since the announcement
of the friction <n the billet pool, due to the saie
of the big tonnage for conversion to the ritts
burg Steel Company, the manufacturers In the
association have maintained a discreet silence
regarding their future j.lp.ti-". That some action
is to be take*., however, has been learned from
n high authority.
The Hiving that the Plttsburg Steel Company
has made through its billet purchase la about
14 a ton. If the order were for 110,000 tons this
would mean a saving of $440,000. but the fact
is the purchases of the Plttsburg Steel Com
pany on this denl were never correctly reported.
It Is learned that the actual tonnage secured
through this d»»*. was IRO.OOO tons. This means
a saving to the steel company of $«0O."i!R>0. and
a corresponding loss to the pool.
Owing to the fact that th- Pittsburs Steel
Company will turn the major part of this order
Into wire and wire nails, the profit that would
accrue would come from a firm market price
for th» wire and wire nails. It Is said that th*.
United States Steel Corporation, allowing for
its profit on ore. pig iron and Its billets self
made, will bo able so to lower the price of Wire
and wire nails as to offset the extra profit that
would otherwise come to the Plttsburg Steel
Company and remove the gain that the cheaper
billets would naturally be expected to give. It
was Intimated to-day that this was one of the
policies to be pursued.
Says There Are No Differences Between Re
public Company and Trust.
(BY TEl.F.'iltAPfl TO TUB Ifllßl-
Saratoga. N. V . Aug. 14.-John W. Chips, who
was y«-<>n at his United States Hotel cottage to
night, after he hnd passed the. day at the Saratoga
Golf Club grounds, said that "there are M differ
ences between the Republic Iron and Stee! Com
pany and the United States Steel Corporation."
His attention being called to published statements,
be characterized them by naylng that "the news
paper talk about war In priced of iron and eteel Is
all bosh." ,
He added that "business Is improving every day.
Referring to the presence here of President Thomp
son of the Republic Iron and Steel Company on
Thursday last, Mr. dates said that "the conversion
of 110.000 tons of billets ■ day is between the. Pitts
burg Steel Company and the Republic Iron sad
Steel Company." ""
Refusal To Be Crooked Prevented
His Being a Captain.
Roundsman William Nesbltt etoctrifled a meet-
Ing of the Young Men's Christian Association.
Harlem Branch, yesterday afternoon by declar
ing in the course of an address that bat for hi:4
personal rectitude he would have been appointed
v police captain years ago. Roundsman N~.-!.Ht
took as his text four words from the XXIIId
I'salm, "My cup runneth over. 1 Toward the.
close of hla informal sermon he exclaimed:
"I wonder If there aro any reporters present
here, because I don't want to he misquoted?"
For a few moments he scrutini/ei! senrchinjly
the features of some forty men. white aivi col
ored, who made up his audience. Apparent I v
sattsfied th-.t there was no reporter present, the
roundsman observed: "I don't believe there
"If I had been willing to do wrong," he th->n
said. Impressively, "I could hnve been a captain
i:i the police force years ngo. But I wasn't
willing. 1 refused 10 have any part in a corrupt
Mr. Nesbltt had asserted previously that in all
the years that be had been S member of the
force" he had "never touched a dishonest dollar."
"i shall go to heaven a roundsman," h« xaid
H« said that one reason why the cups or cer
tain men did not run over *ah their discontent.
"Such men" be said. "1? they went to hi
would be dissa.:i.-«flfcd with the glades of Eden.
seeking to change the channels and courses of
the streams: would criticise the golden harp 3
and Gabriel? mu«lc and even complain that the
evil one had not been permitted to enter para
Portrait of Ariosto Purchased for the Na
tional Gallery.
London, Aug. 11.— Titian's portrait of Ariosto. re
cently In Lord Darnley's collection, has been pur
chased for the National Gallery- The price paid
for the painting was SIBO.OOO. Of this amount $92,
500 was subscribed by a number of wealthy me:),
among them being William Waldorf Actor and J.
PiTPonl Morgan. •- .■..:.',..;■' - ••-•■■
Correspondent Tells of Another
Massacre in Russia.
"The Jewish Morning Journal" will print to
day the following from its Warsaw (Russia)
»>n Sunday, July 31. In the city of Ostrowlta
(government of Rodom). a Jew was quarrelling
with :i Gentile. The latter, who was an epilep
tic, fell during the encounter as a result of one
of his epileptic fits. The Christian bystanders.
however, raised the cry that the Jew murdered
their eonira.de. In a short time all the Chris
tian inhabitants of the town turned out and
proceeded to avenge the alleged crime. The
riot that ensued resolved itself Into an awful
massacre of Jews, of whom twenty were killed
and a great number were wounded. The mas
sacre lasted all day.
Another massacre occurred on Saturday. July
"<>. in the town of Potseveh (Government of Sed
litz), in the following manner:
A local clergyman Induced a small Hebrew
girl to embrace the Christian faith. The parents
of tho girl went to the "church where their
daughter was confined, accompanied by some
of their Jewish friends, and demanded her re
lease on the ground that Oi« court decided that
the Kiri waa under ag<\ and could not act Inde
pendently In such matters, and that consequent
ly her parents had the rlcht to Interfere with
her action. The clergyman, seeing that the
jews were determined to use force if necessary.
called the Mayor to h'« aid. The two Incited
the populace against the Jews, and a fierce riot
ensued More, than a hundred Jews were se
verely wounded The number of dead is un
kuuw : 'he police withhold the facts.
Many Deserters Join Paraguayan
lyres, Auk It. -Paraguayan insur
k- Hi vessels have pa.«!"-"l Angostura, where they
st>rv«.! out arms.
Military officer*, and deputies are escaping to
Jolt; the revolutionists
The government declares its determination SB
suppre««r. the revolutionary movement.
The Destroyer Decoy Goes Doicn
After Collision Crew Saved.
T.')!idon. Auk. 14. — The British torpedn boat
destroyer Decoy sank off tho Sclily Islands lant
night. aB the result of h collision with another
destroyer. Tbe crew were saved.
The Decoy was ■ vessel of 4.200 Indented horse
power. MS tons displacement and was capable of
making SI knots an hour. She was equipped with
three torpedo tubes, one 12-pounder and three
6-poundor quick-firing guns, and carried a comple
ment of fifty men.
Suicide Worried Over Threats to
Kidnap Inventor's Children.
Orange, Aug. 14 (Special!. Miss Kthel X I'ar
doe, governess In the employ of Mrs. Thomas A
Kdison, wile or tlie inventor, committed sucide
to-day ut the hOSB I of Mrs. Annie G. Miller. No.
\\H Cle.velami-st.. Orange. The police have been
unable to learn what prompted the deed. She
v. as not in trouble of any kind, so far as known.
Her father died last winter. He was a minis
tei. of Ontario, Canada, and it is though: that
sorrow over bis loss may have caused her to end
her life.
Miss Pardoa was alone in the upper part of
the house to-day and when discovered by a Mrs.
Rafen. who lives downstairs, and who smelted
escaping gas. was nearly dead. She expired be
fore reaching the Orange Memorial Hospital.
She had carefully plugged the . keyhole and
cracks in the doors and windows of her room.
At 4 o'clock this afternoon Mrs. Edison, ac
companied by her husband, rode up to the
Orange police station in an automobile. Mrs.
Edison expressed great concern at the fate of
her former governess: She said that Miss Par
doe was merely staying at Mrs. Miller's for a
few weeks and was to return to her home soon.
Later it was learned from persons who knew
Miss Pardoe that she worried considerably over
her duties us governess at Mrs. Edison's. About
three years ago anonymous letters were received
by the Edisons containing threats to kidnap the
children. The children were never molested, but
the episode made Mrs. Edison extremely ner
vous, and she frequently cautioned Miss Pardoe
to be particularly careful when she was away
from the house and keep the children in view all
the time. Miss Pardoe is said to have been of a
nervous disposition and she worried greatly. She
told a friend she felt she could stand It no
longer, and for that reason she left Mrs. Edi
son's temporarily.
Among the -effects of the dead girl the police
found a bank book. No. 7.700. of the Savings
Investment and Trust Company of East Orange,
which showed that Miss Pardoe had drawn *•*>
on August 1) and had a balance in her favor of
18 cents. She had no money in her pocketbook.
The Millers, at whose home she was staying,,
are away, and she was at the house pending
their return. She paid no rent.
"Maybe She Needs the Money," Says Boy
at Manhattan Beach.
A reward of twenty cents was given to a small
boy who found $300 nt Manhattan Beach yester
day. The boy, James Knox, eleven years old, the
son of F. H. Knox. said to be a gelatine manu
facturer, who Is staying at the Oriental Hotel,
found the money wrapped In paper while riding on
the marine railway.
At first the boy believed the money was not real.
He put it in his pocket. A few Moments later a
woman ran excitedly toward the car ami asked If
any one had seen an envelope ' containing ISCO.
Young Knox gave up the package.
With .a loud "I thank you." th-» owner of the
money gave Mm two dimes. "Maybe she ne^ds
the money." was his comment.
Kamimura Defeats Russian Squadron in the Strait of Corea — Japanese
Loss Slight— The Czarevitch To Be Disarmed.
The Russian armoretl cruiser Rurik, one of the finest vessels of her
class ill the Russian navy, was sunk in action between the squadron of
Admiral Kamimura and the Vladivostok warships, oft' Tsu I
Strait of Corea. The remaining Russian vessels, the Gromoboi and Rus
sia, fled, badly damaged, back to port. The damage to the Japanese cnus
ers w*as slight.
The Czarevitch and a torpedo boat remained at Tsing-Chau. the Ger
man government having set a time, for repairs on the vessels. Three Rus
sian destroyers left the harbor, but are reported to have returned. The
Novik was sighted between Shanghai and Nagasaki, going south, and it is
presumed that she will make an attempt to reach Vladivostok by way of
Japan's eastern coast,
been sighted between Shanghai and Nagasaki, going south.
The Japanese Navy Department issued a statement which practically
upholds the seizure of the Ryeshitelni at Che-Foo. The department's ad
vices say that the destroyer had not been disarmed. Russia has entered a
strong protest through France at Tokio, has made representations to China
and has called the attention of the powers to her action.
The Japanese are now bending all their energies to reduce Port Ar
thur. It is reported that men are being drawn from the troops opposing
General Kuropatkin to hasten the fortress's fall. Guns have been placed
on heights at several points west of the town.
Attack from West— Troops Called
from Inner Manchuria.
St. Petersburg. Aug. 14.— A dispatch from
Moukden states that the Japanese Port Arthur
army has heen largely reinforced, and has taken
up a position In two large bodies, one on the
heights between Lung-Wang-Tao and Pigeon
Bay and the other on the hills near Louisa Bay.
Guns have also been placed on the heights east
of the Wolf Hills.
The "Bourse Gazette" has received the follow
ing dispatch from Its Liao-Yang correspondent:
Twelve Japanese regiments have left in the
direction of port Arthur.
It is stated on trustworthy authority that the
Mikado has ordered that Port Arthur must be
taken at any cost, even If It causes the suspen
sion of operations in Manchuria, and It is quite
possible that the main Japanese force will pro
ceed to Port Arthur within a few days.
Rain has stopped all operations.
Japanese Bending All Energies to
Capture I vi.
I.iao-Tanjc. Aug. 13. -All Is quiet on the east
ern front Apparently the Japanese are not at
tempting any further advance on Liao-Yang, but
are turning all their attention to Port Arthur,
concerning which there is considerable uneasi
ness here.
Reports are coming in of several land attacks
on Port Arthur in the lust few days. It was
stated on August 1O that the Japanese, had be
fore Port Arthur one hundred thousand men and
four hundred and fifty guns, of which fifty are
Whether Port Arthur stands or falls it will
cost the Japanese enormously It is estimated
that they will lose thirty thousand men if they
take the fortress, hut v' they do take It tt will
he serious for the Russia r* army, as It will result
1m the releasing of a majority of the Japanese
southern force for an advance on Liao-Yang.
The Japanese seem to be utterly reckless in the
expendiHire of both men and ammunition.
Rvssi.tn advices from Port Arthur, which
i ome in at intervals, say that the garrison is
MM fed for a most desperate resistance, and is
ready to be annihilated before surrendering.
Th? following further particulars of the Jap
anese attack on Port Arthur on July 2<& are given
by n Russian correspondent.
The Japanese on July 8f sent a summons to
the fortress to surrender and served notice of
their intention to storm.
On the following morntng at 8:30 they concen
trated the flre ol U'O guns on Green Hills. Many
of their sh-lls were filled with melinite which
gave off noxious gases. Their land guns were
supplemented by the fire of the fleet, and the
Japanese infantry moved forward to attack the
right whig of the Green Hills position.
There was a perfect cloud of shells, and the
bombardment was the heaviest so far during
the siege. In the course of the day the Japan
ese artillery sent In from 25.0UU to 30,000 rounds.
The attack failed utterly, despite the bom
bardment The Japanese were never able to
reach our positions to which our men clung
tenaciously. Finally the attackers were rolled
back with terrlilc loss.
The decision to abandon the Wolf Hills posi
tion, in view of the attack and the assault on
other portions of the lire, was made on July 20.
and the troops fell back on Port Arthur.
The 'Novlkrai." In the interests of both sides,
raised the que3tion of an armistice to bury the
dead, who were left on the field in enormous
Another Russian correspondent, representing
The Associated Press, says:
A Japanese war balloon ascended three times
on the morning of July '2s, carrying photo
graphic apparatus, but its observations were
not particularly successful. Judging by the re
sult* of the artillery flre.
Our fleet, during the battie of July 20. greatly
hampered the attention of the Japanese fleet to
support the land attack on our frontal positions.
Our shins moved to the outer roadstead, the
battleship Retvlzun, the cruisers Novik. Diaivi
and Bayan. with several gunboats and thre**
divisions of torpedo boats, participating. The
Japanese had two battleships, armored cruisers,
many torpedo boats, and eight or ten auxiliary
The bombardment was furious on both sides.
The Japanese torpedo boats came In several
times :ind larir.gly attempted to get at our
vessels. Bach time they were met with equal
bravery by our torpedo boats and t-estroyerr.
and their "attacks were frustrated.
Toward nightfall the whole Japanese fleet put
to sea. followed for a considerable distance by
our destroyers, who finally lost sight of it. We
l*>ft a gunboat outside and retlre-J to the in!-;er
In the thick of the fight a shell from the Retv!
zan put a Japanese crutser out of action. Th 1
shell apparently struck a boiler, and the vessel
was - nveloped in clouds of steam. Control of
her was lost, and she waa towed out of action
by another cruiser.
The Japanese fleet reappeared on July 27 and
Jury 2K but. did not come within range.
An-Shan-i'han. Aug. 14.— Continual recon
r.oisaances are being made byb v the Russian ad
vance posts, but there are no indications of a
Japanese advance.
Near Cape Vincent. fI.OOO Islands), on New York
Central. Leave New York 11:30 P. M.. arrive Cape
Vincent 8:53 next mernlnz. Advt.
The Rurik Sunk—Gromoboi and
Rossia Badly Battered.
Tokio. Aug. 14.— Vioe Admiral Karaimura eft
countered the Russian Vladivostok squadron at
dawn to-day north of Tsu Island. In the Strait
of Corea, and attacked the enemy at once.
The battle lasted for five hours and resulted
In a complete Japanese victory.
The Russian cruiser Rurik was sunk and the
cruisers Rossia and Gromoboi fled to the north
ward, after having sustained serious damage.
Vice Admiral Kamimura's dispatch to the
Navy Department says that the Injuries Inflict
ed upon his vessels were slight.
The fate of the crew of the Rurik is not
known. It is presumed that many of them were
killed or drowned.
The strength of the fleet under Vice Admiral
Kamlmura Is not known, but it ts presumed
that he had the Adsuma, the Idsuma. the Iwate.
the Takashiho. and other light cruisers.
Flags »r» flvina' tantorn* ar» gfimmertng. anl
cries of "Bansai."' are ringing in th* streets of
Tokio to-night in "honor of the victories gair.e 1
at sea. Underneath the Jollity of the pop
lies a feeling of deep satisfaction and gratifica
tion at the disposal of a desperately sertoos
problem of the war.
The Russian squadron which confront*
mlral Togo refused battle. It waa stranger, than
Admiral Togo's squadron in battleships and
armored cruisers, and had It elected to fight the
result might have altered the fortunes of war.
The strength of the squadron which opposed
Admiral Togo compelled him to draw vessels
from the squadron under Vice Admiral Kaml
mura. and this left the Japanese navy powerless
to operate against the "mrrifin Vladivostok
squadron and unable to prevent the raids of
these vessels.
The raid conducted by the Vladivostok squad
ron In July was extremely expensive to Japan,
and not only waa retaliation tempting, but tt
waa demanded by commercial interests. The
nevy. however, grlrrJy refused to make a di
version and stuck to Port Arthur. It was con
fident that the harbor soon would be untenable
for the Russian warships, that tt wnuld eventu
ally get a fair fight in the open sea. away from
the Russian land batteries, and that the Jap
anese would win.
These calculations of the navy were correct,
and the Russians, with the chances even, have
been hopelessly defeated.
Vice-Admiral Kamlmura, after months ft
weary and patient waiting, anally got his ehane*
at dawn to-day off Tsu Island. He sank the
Russian cruiser Rurik and sent the cruisers
Cromobol and Rossia fleeing back from the light.
Japanese guns dominate the dockyards at Port
Arthur, and in view of this fact tt would seem
to be impossible again to make seaworthy or
capable of battle the Russian battleships which
have returned to Port Arthur. It Is probable
that the Russian battleship Cxarevltch will dis
arm at Tsing-Chau.
The beat possible naval force that Russia can
now concentrate at Vladivostok Is four enrtsers.
The steamer Gaelic, bound for shanghai, at tv
o'clock yesterday morning sighted a Russian
cruiser, evidently the Novik, steering southeast
by east. This course showed her to be heading
for Van Diem*n Strait.
Van I>i»men Strait is about 120 miles south
of Nagasaki, and it would b» presumed fr*
Novik's going in this direction that she I
to try to reach Vlac.vostok by tUe east co;-
Report That Togo Has Bottled
the Russian Battleships.
London. Aug. 15.— The Tokio correspond*
■ The Daily Telegraph" sends a report tha?
Arthur was again bottled up on the r.ig
August 11. but there is nothing from
sources to confirm this report.
According to "The Dally Mall's" Shanghai
correspondent, the Japanese Consul claim
cruiser Askold as a prize.
The Che-Foo correspondent of Tha Dalfcj
Mail. 1 * under date of August 13, says:
Three Russian torp<j^ ' beat -~ destroyers -tWt
Tsing-Chau last night turned th..*

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