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VolV o1 LXIV...N°- 21,01)0.
TORNADO kills twelve.
HAVOC IN: TWIN CITIES.
: ■ .
Destructive Storm Hits St. Paul
Pand Minneapolis.
\ tornado' which struck St. Paul on Sat-
B rd:.v night killed ten persons in that vicin-
; tv md did $1,000,000 worth of property
Issag? in the Twin Cities.
ju.;:.v business buildings and two churches
Tjrcrc unroofed and several dwelling houses
%rrr demolished. Two theatres were in. the
storm's path, 3nd in one of them two men
wf rf killed.
The wholesale district of St, Paul suffered
g^vrrr loss.
M inner. polis escaped with less damage thaa
fi, Psclj though it suffered greatly.
DEATH IN STORM'S PATH.
Greet Damage in St. Paul and Min
neapolis.
St. Paul. Aug. — Death to twelve persons,
i-iuri^s J ) many others and destruction to prop
erty, both private and public, estimated In
round numbers at $1,000,000. resulted from a
furious gale which tore through the valley of
the Mississippi at about 9 o'clock last night
from a point somewhere near the confluence of
th* Minnesota end Mississippi rivers at FOrt
bellb g.
The dead:
HH.L.MSBECK. nicfc«--<l. .i»rttT at Mlr-r.ea.pnUs Juno
xfcm. Wiled by llchtninr.
KOKANcON. Lorin F., killed it Tivoll Theatre.
EWEXTOX. G«ors4i killed at Ttvoll Theatre.
CiulE- Albert. killed At 6i. Lou:* Park, a suburb of
If la J (
JSETSES, tix -rear-old »on of Frank Hedges, killed it
Ft. :. da Park.
tiir.rwn chiia. l:'!!o-l by falling avails of dormitory at
H3-t* of the Good ghaafisrtl.
X.'cino«rn woman.
CBkßJwn cir!, a?es 10 y«ar». killed at St. Iviu'.d Tarlc.
Four unknown «*.fa<3. at '.'.ar-nii, a small station twenty
miles west ol Minneapolis.
The missing:
GILLEKT. "dwii. one of the last persons »een in
Tivo'.i Thtatre.
The fatally injured:
LUNG BY. William. bkjii traecored.
TOUXOER. Mrs. Robert, caught la collapsed house;
inj-jred internally.
Sitter at die House of the Good Shepherd. name un
known: injured internally and body badly cat and
bruised.
CnkoOTO child. Houie of the Good Shepherd, buried
beneath "deb: is. * . ■
T: ?re were matt} Other* les? seriously hurt.
. . t a pla< c below Fort Pneiling there
bthe :;rst known evidence that the storm struck
vjth dai - Bfect. It came from the south
g in its fury uprooted tre^s
an ,j .. buildings In its path toward
;i; i ]t tore off tWO apatta of the High
3ri<ie- I leteJjr a« if they had been un
lmlud from the rest of the structure and carted
. by ■■ arkmen.
GIRDERS CRUSH HOUSE?.
'The bridg* connected with the high bluffs at
West St.. Paul, and v.as ISO feet above the
rivr r. This mass of steel was carried to the
flats below, where flying stefl girders and heavy
rlanks fc-11 on several small frame houses of the
Cat dwellers and crushed them. None of the
occupants of these houses were hurt, they hav
ing Hen the storm coming, and taken refuge
i:i the cavos in the hillside, where they were
rat>.«
The storm tore along the flats, uprooting
*.r*es en Harriet Island, and then struck this
t ity at the iaha.-et. bridge Underneath the
debris of the Tivoli were found, when the storm
;iad passed, the angled bodies of Lorln F.
Holcanson. one of the employes In the concert
hall, and George Kvventon, one of the audience.
Th» storm then rushed on to the northeast,
ever the wholesale district, and here the greatest
Cestraction to property was wrought. After
causing havoc In St. Paul the tornado swept
onward to Minneapolis and its suburbs. Hero,
however, the destruction of property was not so
great, though telephone and telegraph wires
trwe torn down in great numbers.
For hours the Twin Cities were cut off from
f.ry communication with the outside world.
PATH EIGHT MILES LONG.
The tornado cut a pathway about a half mile
v.iie •.d eight miles long through the business
iis.C residence district, leaving: ruin and devasta.
t'.:>:» in its tracks. Tn- downtown business dis
trict ,i« nit hard, ;nany of the big office and
burincss locks being completely riddled and
the stocks of wholesale houses seriously dam
e?cd by the floods of raia that accompanied the
wind.
The storm clcud, which came from the south
west, 5:Tt hit the ground on the West Bide bluffs
near the High Bridge. Two spans of this
structure, which Is of steel and crosses the
Mississippi River at a height of two hundred
fett, were cut out and thrown Into the gulch
belong rushing la the roofs of a number of
email houses on the flats along the river bank.
The storm kept on across the river In an ob
lique direction, levelling the numerous shade
trees of Harriet Island, where the St fc Paul
public bath* ere situated, but doing lie or no
damage to the buildings there. It struck the
City proper near the WaJ.asha-st. bridge, de
■hlng the Tivoli Theatre, a frame structure
or. the sandstone bluff at the edge of the river.
KANT BURIED IX THEATRE RUIN&
There was a vaudeville performance on at
tie theatre, which was fairly well filled. Two
:nen were killed by the fall of the roof,, and
about a dozen persons, women performers and
others, were buried In the ruins. Many of them
f.ert severely hurt before -Ji-y wire, extricated
••.• the Fire Department, which rushed to tho
rtscue a3 soon as the etorm bad abated its
rury. • • . .
Across Wabatha-st. the Empire Theatre, a
two • ory brick house of the Fame character as
t!ie Tivoli. was unroofed and otherwise badly
damaged. Nearly all the business blocks in
T/iird st. between Wabasha and Sibly stR., five
Uecto, were damaged. Koofs were blown off.
Plate class windows shattered, and huge. signs
smi scurrying through the air like feathers.
The Minnesota Club, at Fourth and Cedar sts.,
fee* damaged, while the Globe Office Building, a
t*n story building just across the street. e.i
c*esd with fi'tl^ injury, only a few panes of
Klaus being broken.
'"The Piopeer Press" building, a thirteen story
brick nnd steel SUuOture. at Fourth and Robert
«ts., wob literally riddled by the wind and (lying
<I*brlfc. Nearly every window on the south side
"■a» •-attered. part at th»* cornice was dam-
s i*d, i nd a huge skylight above the court was
dJUl&ed io pieces, the glass falling like hail In
the corridors beneath. There was a stampede
■Unsng i he printer** at work In the composing
'"•Ofn on the twelfth floor, many of them beJ/ig
»Ut Jiy flying glafi.".
* II Western Union T*l«*graph .office, on the
' < sssanwd on foiiith v ~* „'.
TV-dar, ebotrera; thunder; 10-vor temperature.
To-morrow, fal;r fresh to ! l>rl»h south wind*.
HAS To LIVE ON THK SEA.
Chinaman Lost Citizen Papers and
Cant Land Here or in China.
The steamer Satsuma, Captain Chubb, of the
Barber Line, arrived yesterday from Yokohoma,
Japan, by way of Suez Canal. She sailed from
Yokohoma on May 5. She tied to Pier 38. East
River. As her cargo was composed mostly of
railroad ties and engines, which could be classed
as contraband, great vigilance had to be exer
cised to escape the Russian war vessels. When
the vessel stopped at Che-Poo to land a case of
oil from Shanghai, she narrowly escaped strik
ing some of the floating mines In the harbor.
She was obliged to go at half speed, and men
were placed on lookout for the mines, but ■!•■
spite these precautions, the vessel missed a
mine by only about fifty f>et. When the white
buoy of the mine was seen from deck a boat
was lowered, and upon investigation it was
found that the mine was anchored Just a few
feet from the surface.
The German ship that was seized by th*> Rus
sians soon after war was declared was passed
by the c-atsuma in the Red Sea. She was flying;
the Russian flag,-
Owing to the danger of seizure by th" Rus
sians attending the trip through the canal, th<»
Barber Line has decided that until the close of
the war the route will be around Cape Horn.
When the Satsuma started from Yokohoma the
Chinese crew burned incense and cast paper
slips on the water, bearing prayers to the se-i
gods for a safe passage. A service of thanks
giving was held when the vessel arrived off
Sandy Hook, and in addition to The Incense
burning, prayers were offered to little wooden
idols, which were brought out on deck. When
the crew were paid off yesterday on th"
docking of the vessel, they Immediately aquslte4
about the deck In a large circle and began to
play the native gambling gam' , keno. The third
officer, who la an American, told the reporter
that until one man succeeded in winning- the
money of all the rest, no work could be got out
of the men.
In a closely wired parrot cage on the deck
were four huge centipedes which had appeared
on the voyage, from the section of the hold
where some rattan was stored. They were
captured after a chase, and, after one of them
hud Inflicted a bad wound on the arm of one of
the crew. The arm of the sailor swelled con*
afdembty from the bite, and it was some days
before the poison was got rid of.
The boatswain of the ship, Yin Kow, accord
ing to his statement, has bad a sad experience,
the result of which has made him an outcast
from his native land as well as from this court
try A number of years ago Yin Kow became
a naturalized American citizen and adopted th«
customs and dress of Chicago, shaving off
his queue and wearing frock coats and derbies.
A few years ago be decided to visit China, and
for safe keeping took his American papers
along with him. In a never* storm the vessel
he was on was shipwrecked and th« precious
papers were lost. Yin Kow and other passen
ger* were picked up by a ship bound for the
United States. As he was unable to show his
citizenship papers on his arrival hr-re. he was
not allowed to land, and was ordered deported
to China. "- .
On his arrival at China, the same fate awaited
him. he said, for as he had adopted the dress
and customs of thN country and had no papers
Of either country, he wan not allowed to and
the« In dosporatlon he took to the pea, where
he is compelled to remain, except when on dark
nights he can slip ashore unnoticed and walk
about the streets for a little while.
MANITOBA RUST REPORT DENIED.
Lighter Than Usual, Superintendent of Ex
perimental Farm Says.
Cut tei.cira-.'H to Tit:: *»»< **■}
Wlnn«pe« Manitoba, Aus 21.-When H. V. Jones,
the Minneapolis crop, «pert. sent broadcast the
news that two-thirds of Manitoba's crop was ruined
by black rust the proving wm surprised and
doubted the truth of the report. Since then a tour
o' the province has be«s mad* with th» result that
not a single case at black rust, ha.- been discovered.
Hugh Sutherland, chief executive of the <•. N. X..
after carefully examining the fields of wheat says:
••It is ridiculous."
S. A. Bedford, superintendent of the experimental
farm a) Brandon, says:
i (,«; llv*d In the province tor tw»rty years and
♦ vL'-^Vt this year is not so bad as usual. I have
w I.fi.rrilnceii rn-n satheiin* sanuws ..f kimlu
had "*'".'\v c ! t and Hi these sample* there was
for weeta^paßV^ana •»» , k rust i have, seen rust
P nt n •&£• *"?%„, that If an entirely different
il'.n^Th- '.^-1" Manitoba \M far less than last
yiar'. and win not affect the orop noticeably.
JEWEL LOST AT THE WHITE BALL FOUND
|BT TEI.EOHAPH TO TUB TRIIit
Newport R. L. An 21 -" was reported here
tr /.,, a that Mrs. William K. Caiter had lost a
diamond sunburst at the white. ball given by Mrs.
Hermann OeWohs on Friday night and that for a
t(m« It wax thought that Newport would havo
another Jewel mystery. The sunburst, which is
valued at *"•*■<). was found after a diligent search
ur..Ser a palm where it had been dropped.
FINE PASS FISHING.
v..*- <•-„,. Vincent (1.W9 Islands), on New-York
£;ntYaW>«\J New-York 11:50 P. M, arrive Ca*e
Vincent %M »«--j.t oweniug. ajm.
NEW- YORK. MONDAY. AUGUST 22. liXU.-T^T.LYE PAGES.-
THE WEARINESS OF STRIFE.
The dawn of another day at Port Arthur.
LI. S. WARSHIPS BLOCK JAPAN.
ORDERS TO PROTECT THE NEUTRALITY OF SHANG
HAI AGAINST THE JAPASESE.
The Chauncey Anchors Behceen a Japanese Destroyer and the Askold—
The Sovi? Destroyed in Action off Saghalien.
United States warships at Shanghai have received orders to protect
the neutrality of the port. A Japanese destroyer, cleared for action, en
tered the harbor yesterday and took position near the Askold. The Ameri
can destroyer Chauncey promptly anchored between the Russian and
Japanese vessels. There is great excitement in the city.
The Kussian cruiser Xovik was attacked by the Japanese cruisers C'hi
tose and Tsushima on Saturday off Saghalien Island. The action was
renewed near Korsakovsk yesterday morning, and the Xovik, badly dam
aged, was stranded and partially sunk. There were no casualties on the
Japanese warships. The Russian loss is not given.
A report from Geneta! Stoesse' at Torr Artlmr. tfeted August Un
told of repulses of the Japanese in an action lasting two days, near Louisa
Bay. The Japanese losses, sai<!the general, were "very great.' The con
duct of the garrison was highly praised.
Che-Foo dispatches were based chiefly on Chinese advices and rumors.
One report said that the Japanese had captured a fort one mile north of
Golden Hill. A junk brought word of the sortie of two Kussian warships
which five Japanese vessels were pursuing.
JAPAN LIKELY FO HELD. I JAPANESE IN SHANGHAI.
!
So Complications at Shanghai Ex
pected England Surprised.
London, Aug. 21. -The Intervention of th<>
American iquadron at Bhanghal In th« Japanese
operations against the Russian erttiSST Askold
created considerahle surpriK<- In official and dip
lomatic circle* 1 here. The Japanese l.'gati<.;i was
at nrst Inclined te brtleve'that tbe retierl that
th>- United States destroyer Chauncey steamed
into a position between ihe Japanese deatroyer
and the Russian cruiser was a ' Shanghai fake."
as it had understood *h;it the American govern-
THE BTJSBIAN CRVIBEB XOVIK,
Sunk yesterdny by two Japanese warships at Karsakovsk Harbor. Saghalien Islantl.
ment would not object to offensive action
against Russian warships In case of their faJfeore
to observe Chinese neutrality. An official of the
legation said:
If the report Is true the American commander
must have hail good reason for his action, such
us the protection of American Interests, which
would have been endangered by flying shell.
Japan has been very reluctant to send ships
into the harbor, for she recognized the interna
tional character of Shanghai, that the laws or
neutrality demanded that China should order
the Askold and the Grozovoi to dismantle or
leave the port, and that sh*- having given the
order and the Russian ships having refused, it.
was then incumbent for Japan to act. thereby
protecting Chinese neutrality and at the same
tlrr.» exercising her rights as a belligerent.
It would never lmve done to permit Russian
shirs to remain In a Chinese port, dellberatoly
km,l avowedly violating the neutrality of the
reason actuated the American com
mander. If he really did ns is reported, it is cer
tain that no .-.implications will follow.
It is believed U the legat'on thnt if the A;neri
l .nilniinl .>n » nil P«sr-
Warship, Cleared for Action, Enters
the Port.
Shanghai, Aug. -1. — The United States moni
tor Monadnock and two torpedo boat destroyers
have received orders to le ready to protect the
neutrality of Shanghai
Shanghai was thrown into a fever of excite
ment this afternoon by the arrival of a Japan
ese destroyer, which was sighted coming in
from the lout at 4:.'!0 o'clock, She passed
Woo-Sung at full speed, and started up the
liver for Shanghai.
The United States destroyer Chaur.cey slipped
her cable and followed the Japanese destroyer.
The Japanese boat was cleared for action. She
anchored off the Cosmopolitan Dock, where the
Russian cruiser Askold is undergoing repairs.
The Chauncey came. to anchor practically be
tween the dock and the Japanese destroyer.
A foreign pilot ship reports having seen a Jap
anese battleship and two cruisers sixty miles
off woo-Sung. Later reports say the Japanese
squadron is twenty miles from Woo-Sung.
There are at present no Chlneso men of war
In this port, but the Taotal has telegraphed
that a Chinese- cruiser be sent Immediately.
The Russian Consul General here flatly re
fused to disarm the Askold and the Orozovol or
to order them to leave the harbor.
The Taoial has notified the American Consul
General, Mr. Gcodnow, who I? dean of the con
sular, body, that China cannot protect the for
— UUuatrftted London Newa.
eign settlements. He contends thai. Russia ig
nores the orders issued by China, aj>d that China
has not the means of making her obey them.
Mr. Goodnow has called a meeting of the
consular body at 10 o'clock to-morrow morn
ing. It is believed that the foreign consuls will
then arrange means to strengthen the hands of
the Taotai in dealing with the matter of the
Kussian warships h<*re.
The Askold has docked adjacent to the ware
houses here of the Standard Oil Company, which
aie valued at over $I,o<H>o<n>. The oil company
has demanded protection for its property from
Mr. Goodnow.
The dock where the Askold lies is owned by
British interests. On one side of this dock is
German and Dutch property and on the other
side American property.
There are eight American, one German, two
British and four French warships here.
W INNER roftT TAKEN.
Japanese Sueep the Russians from
Pigeon Bay.
Che-Foo. Aug. 22.— Japanese have swept
the Russians from Pigeon Bay and captured the
northernmost fort of the western line of Inner
defences at Port Arthur. The Russian artillery
prevents the Japanese fr*om occupying the fort
on Pigeon Bay.
Auk. 21. Information from Port Arthur up to
August is shows that the besiegers have been
reinforced by thirty regiments from General
i tku'i armj .
Heavy BrtllSJ waa heard by the steamer Siy
shali on August •_'<>
a general assault is expected to be made on
the fortress to-day and to-morrow.
ai:\. stoessels WEPOMT
Japanese Repulsed in Two Days'
Battle Prior to August 16.
St. Petersburg, Aug. -1. Emperor Nicholas
has received the following message from
Lieutenant General Stoessel, commander of the
military forces at Port Arthur, dated August 16:
Th- Japanese made a two days' attach on our
position in- the Uglovala Mountains, near Louisa
Bay. All their attacks were repulsed.
The Uglovala, Vysokala and Divisional
mountains remain In our hands.
The enemy's losses were very great.
The following officers particularly distin
guished themselves: General Kondratenko. Colo
nel Irmann, Lieutenant Colonel Yolchino and
Captain Andreieff.
This morning a representative of the Jap
anese army Major Yamaoka. presented himself
at our advanced posts with a letter signed by
General Nokl and Admiral Togo, demanding; the
nurren.ieV of the fortress. The proposal was. ot
course rejected.
I have the happiness to report that the troops
are In excellent condition, and that they fight
heroically.
The latest reports from Port Arthur indicate
that the garrison there is holding out \vi h won
derful tenacity in the face of persistent d.>s
jyerate assaults. Th- only question Is how long
any body of troops can withstand SCCh awful
punishment, and whether the -arris .n m the
fortress can outlast the Jap.a:i?se ammunition
and men.
The report that thirty regiments haV* kt%U
drawn from Oeneral Oka to strengthen -h-> r.t
tackers is beMeved t > indicate tua' th. Ja|>ai.«se
southern army Is in '. traits, and -
to show that the Japanese have ntn t m > :sh men
to prosecute slmultan.-tus campaigns "f Rr«-at
magnitude in the north and south.
The report that the cruiser Novlk has been
Bunk has not yet been published here. It w4V
be greatly felt, for the gallant cruiser, which
has been frequently mentioned In dispatcher.
has endeared herself to the whSM nation by her
tireless activity at Fort Arthur, and it has be.-n
greatly hoped that she would reach Vladivea
tok in safety.
The attitude of the Japanese government In
regard to China causes Increasing: uneasiness
here. While it is believed that the dictatorial
attitude assumed by Japan was adopted largely
for Its moral Influence upas, the Chinese, it is
also taken to Indicate that Japan plans to
make herself the dominant Influence in the Ce
lestial Empire.
RUSSIA IN NEED OF MONEY.
London, Aug. 21. — Great interest was shown
here last week In financial circles in the pros
pect of the Issue by the Russian government of
another foreign loan. A general belief prevailed
that Russia, tried to negotiate such a loan
through German houses, but failed, because
these houses demanded too high a rale, of In
terest. Whether this is so or not, it is consid
ered that the Russian ■government will before
many months l>»? obliged to have recourse to
. a tosues.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
\OVIK SINK IN BA FTLE.
ATTACK OFF S. Hill II. IKS.
Tzco Japanese Cruisers Destroy
Sicift Russian Warship.
Washington. Aug. 21 -The State Department
to-day received the ' following ■ dispatch from
Minister Griscom at Vat
Japanese fleet sank Novlk off Saghalien to
day.
The following details of the attack on th»
Novik have been received at the Japanese Le
gation:
The captain of the protected cruiser CnUoae
reports that the Chitose and the protected cruis
er Tsushima attacked the Pussian cruiser No
vik at Korsakovsk. Saghahen Island, or the
morning of August 20. On the next morning
the Novik. which hai been heavily damaged.
was stranded and partly sunk. The Tsushima
was hit once in the coal bunker, but the damage
has already been repaired. There was no otner
damage, nor was there a single casualty on
either of the Japanese vessels.
Tokio, Aug. *Jl.— After a severe engagement
with the protected cruisers Cbltose and Tsu
shima, the greyhound.* of the Japanese navy,
the fleet Russian cruiser Xorik has been van
quished. The fight took place to-day." After it
the Novik, In a sinking condition, was run.
ashore in Korsakovsk Harbor, on the island of
Saghalien.
The details of the action are not known here,
but It is evident that the Chitose and Tsushima
caught up with the Novik yesterday, and that a
running fight ensued. The contest was resumed
and ended early this morning.
Captain SukeicTilro Takahashl. who Is In com.
mand of the Chitose. reported the engagement
In a brief telegram which reached the Navy De
partment here this afternoon. He says h» first
attacked the Russian cruiser Saturday i«ift«r
noon, and that on Sunday morning he inflicted
heavy damage upon her. The Novlk nearly
sank, but she was beached at Korsakovsk. X
shell from the Xovlk struck the Buahima in a
bunker.
Temporary repairs, however, rendered t'n*
cruiser seaworthy, and she continued to fight.
The Japanese 'suffered no casualties.
The Imperial Prince Torlhito. of the house of
Hlgashl-Fuslml. is second in command on board
the (Tiltoee. Captain Sento commanded th»
Tsushima.
No further details of the engagement hays
been received here. The fate of the crew of th«
Novik Is not known, but It Is thought they aban
doned their vessel and landed at Korsakovsk.
It Is generally thought here that the Chitosa
and the Tsushima steamed In close to the Xovik
early this morning anil completed the destruc
tion begun yesterday. A detailed report la ex
pected from the commander of the Chitose to
morrow. , „ r
The news of the destruction of th» Novik has
been received fn an odd manner by the Japanese
public. From a political standpoint It Is highly
satisfactory, for the Novik. could have been most
dangerous as a commerce destroyer, but, con
sidering the matter from a sentimental stand
point, much regret is expressed at the loss. The
Novik had been splendidly handled and bravely
fought through the war. and Japanese naval
officers and the public generally have frequently
expressed admiration for the cruiser, bar com
mander and her crew
The Novtk «i'.!i a protected cruiser. 348 feet !on«.
and was launched at Dantzigr in MOt She had a
deck plating two Inches thick, and carried six
47-inch and thirteen smaller guns. 3h« had six
torpedo tubes. Her coal capacity was GOO tons.
She had a listed speed of 25 knots and car
ried a crew of 310 men. The Novik was dam
aged on the watertine In the first attask at Part
Arthur on February 9. but was repaired and dl*
good service in several sorties from th* harbor.
She escaped In the action of August 10.
The Chitose was launched at San Francisco in
•.SO. She is a protected cruiser of 4,75> tons, with
a deck protection of 4^ Inches, and has run
shileds of the same thickness. Her armament
consists of two 8-inch, ten 4.7-lnch. sixteen smaller
«ma and five torpedo tub«». Her speed Is 2XS
knots, and sh* carries a crew of « ' n-__n -__ „
The Tsushima is a cruiser of 3.0 tons. 25 fast
long and "wa« launched at Kur* since the war
wan. Sh* ha* a light deck plating, and carries
six 6-inch, ten 3-inch and four lighter guns. Her
speed is » knots. . _*T . •
Sagh;ilien la a long, narrow Island northwest of
Ye»so from which it la separated by La Perons*
Strait. Korsakovsk Is a town at the head as
\niv» Bay at the island"* southern extremity
The harbor Is about i*o miles northeast of VlaaJ
vostok. . ,
Tilt: DIANA AT SAIGON.
France to Observe Strict Xcutrality
in Case of the Cruiser.
Pans. Aug L'l.-Thi> Foreign Office confirm*
the report of the Russian cruiser Diana at
Saigon. French Ir-do-China. France, it :* ga
nuaariil. will strictly observe the laws of neu
trality in the . ase. and it is not anticipated that
any difficulties will arise. Frances relations
with Japan remaining cordial, despite hrr a. -
anc* with Russia.
F. J. Harmaml. the French Minister at Tokio.
h.-'.s advised the Foreign Office that he handed,
the Russian government's protest regarding the
seizure at Che-Foo of the destroyer Ryeshlteln!
to the Japanese government on August "JO. It is
believed that the transmission of the protest
was not accompanied by observations on. either
side.
CLOSE TO GOLDEX HILL.
Reported Japanese Capture of Fort
— Pursuit of Warships.
Che-Foo. Aug. 21. — It is reported that the
Japanese have captured Fort No. 25, one rail*
north of Golden HI!!. They are not attempting
♦a storm IJaa-Tsai-Shan promontory. TheLs
right wins si.> it Pigeon Bay.
Th* Russian garrison of Port Arthur Is esti
mated at 23.0C0 men. covering an area of twelve
miles. v'r"
A junk arriving at T^g-Chow fro-. tn-
Miao-Tao Islands reports seeing yesterday 3v*
Japanese men-of-war pursuing two Russian
warships of unknown type. They sen gohts:
in in easterly , direction.
MAIS ARMIES HALT.
Belief That Japanese Will \ 4
Make Attack on Liao-Yang.
Mou"«cden. Aaf> "I.— The . belle:* is tncrerxsin?
here that the Japanese do not intend to make

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