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bnese Forces Attack Russian Stronghold In Manchuria On Land
and Sea and a Terrific Engagement FollowsSeveral of the
1 ' Japanese Warships Damaged and Many of the Crews
J Fall Under a Raking Fire From the Russian ,
3 ! Guns-Fleet of the Czar Suffered Heavily, '
tese Ships, in Maneuvering for Position,
t Between Shore Batteries at Port Ar
75pur and the Russian Fleet, and Under a
Joable Fire -Russians Dismantling Taller
H lufldings at Port Arthur in Anticipation
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5 Jon, Feb. 11 Another sea battle has been fought between the Japanese
Kjjan fleets off Port Arthur.
W'a (jus arc lacking, but from brief cablegrams that have passed muster of
i 55 cenwrs enough facts are given to show that the engagement was a
,U2S ic-:esnd was engaged in by the most powerful vessels of the" fleets.
i battle, according to the dispatches, occurred Wednesday afternoon, and
fcj. j uj JB attempt by the Japanese to storm Port Arthur.
.' 1Tyi535or life occurred on the Japanese ships, one dispatch stating that
NMj jranese were killed and 150 wounded. Nothing Is said of casualties on
ksaa vessels.
lltl E2 liea of the magnitude of the battle Is given by a statement that the
4 jj2iliad been destroyed and six Japanese vessels damaged.
2D M fru intimation that there had been another sea fight came late this
'A pa in a dispatch from Tokio, and Indicates that the engagement was a
HTW jsHScone.
.fc cablegram was from Router Telegram company, dated at Tokio 7:10
jHterday. It reads: "An unofficial report Is current here that the Rus
i.Eul it bas been destroyed, four battleships and three cruisers being sunk,
775 m mo Japanese warships were damaged In an engagement yesterday
? rf Arthur.
4 ;' fe Japanese met disaster by getting between the Russians and the cn
Trij tithe harbor before the fight commenced,"
-5 jjlyrc5pondent of the Dally Telegraph at Nagasaki says:
jjfetre has been a renewed attack on Port Apthur. The Japanese captured
TMUaUn ships and chased others.
krebave been disturbances at Port Arthur In which a number of Japa-
were k'lled or imprisoned.
jjpCUnese mob has destroyed the telegTaph line around Newchwang."
raHjn5 followed In a short time by a dispatch from the St. Petersburg cor
ef the Ketitcr Telegraph company saying that the naval hcadquar
there announces that In a fight at Port Arthur six Japanese ships
0ft41'y damaged and fifty Japanese were killed and 150 wounded.
JSPpEsrlln, under today's date, came a dispatch saying that a correspond
TPtti Yosslche Zeitung at Yokohama says the greater number of the
war3h'r's at Port Arthur have already been disabled, and that sev-
iiSfHi-ese warships have been sent home for repairs.
PJm"1 ?pecIal says: "Tne Journal Desbats, in a special from SU Peters
jBuiconces that a bombardment of Port Arthur occurred the day before
sWand again yesterdav. and savs that the Japanese fleet withdrew after
Hf (Rffered losses. Today, It is added, all is quiet off Port Arthur."
St James Gazette correspondent at Chefoo cables that, in anticipation
HL3V f enemy'8 fleet, the Russians at Port Arthur are adopting
rwm .'enilvc measures. Workmen and troops are taking down high brick
,iyt jCV'hich. It was feared, would fall and cause loss of life in the event
St Knese bombardment.
I Patch from Shanghai, dated February 12th. 12 a. m., a correspondent
'my Telegraph says: "The bombardment of Port Arthur continues.
dlsr$ fttf'111 ClUlsers have been sunk- The Russian bank building has been
jjjj TTwk, Feb, 12. About 200 of the Varlags crew lost their lives when
deslroyccl Monday by the Japanese off Chemulpo, according
' dlspatch from To'o. The crew of the Russian cruiser numbered
i lo3t their ,,ves under fire, but a large number were drowned In
I j to escape,
Wl 2n loyally aided their officei-s. and, it is said, not one of the latter
t in getting ashore.
J- LtRam noL to tnft shore, but to the foreign mcn-o'-war In the haa-bor,
V3 ft ' lowored boals and went to their rescue. Besides the' French
5 tlle Ital,an cruiser Elba and the British cruiser Talbot aided
RC5. One hundred and fifty, many of them wounded, reached the
J2 uS Dr,dBe. the British Admiral In command of the station, has
nn W , woun(ied Russians shall not be handed over to the Japanese
to desire.
flO S K Fcb' TUq Czar lo
a ,tlegram f,om Vceroy
.".crloing the damage done to
iii, rsh,ps durinK the bom
X JaPanese fleet at Port 1
C!S?,an'd PaIlada
fi- Wt? Uarbor Tuwrtay. The
IT? lcmy repairs to
J ftllM u t0 11,0 tlleshlps are
!u nSTlht,1 L dlfricult to aay
f W,H be belied . In turn.
satSr,VCMel8 InJurc 11,8
,T5. "ti. Ulcln 10 b0 l'cady In
S$of Ih6, arU1,er' cor. nnd
'i "ded hc "led. A ma
'fc.JJ1 belonged to th
A"?!? Feb. i'.t:,
J2MKttnii -atemeius of all
l .5 th Vort Arthur fight
106 Chefoo correspondent of
cruiser Pallada and their Injuries aro due
lo gases from the explosion of a melinite
torpedo. A careful search by enters and
torpedo boats day and night has not re
vealed the presence of the enemy.
It Is officially announced that no
news has been received here of the fight
at Chemulpo, the landing of Japanese,
or the blowing up of a bridge on the
Manchurlan railroad.
The Admiralty has Issjued specific
orders that no telegrams from the far
East, whether for private persons,
newspapers or news agencies, will be
transmitted. The Admiralty will give
out official reports.
Admiral Strydloff, commander of the
Russian Black sea fleet, has quietly left
for the far East to take command of the
Russian fleet there. All unattached
naval officers In St. Petersburg and
Kronstadt have been ordered to go East
promptly without making farewell calls, j
the Daily. Mail, the lack of preparation
on the parL. of the Russians at Port
Arthur was due to the fact that all the
naval and military, offlcens jv.ero attend-
St. Petersburg, Fob. 12. The gen-
-f oral staff announces the receipt of -f
4- a telegram from the Russian mill--f
tary agent in China saying that the
-f- cable from Yladlvostock to "aga- 4--t
sakl, the telegraph line from Seoul -f
-f- to lUasampho and tho telegraph line -f
-f from Seoul to "VVonsan are broken, -f
-f U Is officially announced that
Admiral Alcxleff has been appoint-
-e ed to tho supremo command of the -f
-f Russian land and sea forces In the- -f
I 4- far East. -f
. .
i wmmmm
lng a circus performance at Port
Arthur, which did not terminate until
early Tuesday morning.
According to the con'esptmaent o the
Paris edition of, tlie. -New A'onJc VIcrald
at Chefoo the Japanese, "torpeoo boats
succeeded In entering- the outer harbor
by a ruBc; they used the Russian fiash
light signals. This correspondent adds
that three Japanese torpedo boats were
sunk with great loss of life.
A correspondent of the Standard at
Tokio sends In this morning an entirely
new account of the Port Arthur en
counter. He says Admiral Togo's fleet
arrived on Monday night and found the
Russian squadron drawn up in battle
formation outside the harbor and under
the shadow of the forts, the destroyers
being spread out In front over a dis
tance of five miles. Admiral Togo de
cided on a night attack, and opened fire
at 11 o'clock. While the cannonade was
boats crept along close in shore at the
foot of the cliff nnd succeeded In the
darkness In getting between the Rus
sian ships and the land. Here they lay
unnoticed until the Russians began to
give way before the Japanese fire and
sought to re-enter tho harbor. The
Japanese torpedo boats then opened fire
at comparatively close " range and
sank two battleships and one cruiser
close to the entrance of the harbor. The
effect of this coup was the retreat of
the remainder of the siundron Into the
harbor. All was safe on board the
Japanese ships at noon of Tuesday, the
correspondent concludos, and the en
gagement was then still In progress.
London, Fcb. 11. At Lloyds' today 30
per cent was paid to Insuro against tho
risk of war between France and Great
Britain within six months. Yesterday tho
rate was 10 per ccrit.
The Nippon Tuzen Kalsha announces
that the Inaba Muru arrived safely at
Hongkong today.
Ndw York, Feb, 11. "About all that can
be said now Is that, while the . Japanese
have won tho first, battles, It does not
settle anything." remarked Capt. Alfred
T. Mahan, In discussing the usefulness of
the torpedo-boat In warfare, as shown
by the news from Port Arthur.
"There a no absolute defense against
attacks of the torpedo-boat. Great vigi
lance In fact, a constant stato of oiegc,
the use of torpedo ;iottlngo and other ap
pliancesmay minimize the danger to a
fleet; but It bus always to expect that
unexpected lunge that It has no parry for.
"As to tho engagomcnto off Port Ar
thur, they do not settle anything. Nelthor
side, Jn the light of my present Informa
tion, lias been nufflclontly damaged to
venture tho statement that It has been
London, Feb. 11. Tho Reuter Tele
gram company's correspondent at To
kio, In a dispatch, timed 9:15 p. m, yes
terday, Hays:
"Details of the Chemulpo engagement
received here say tho captain of tho
(.Continued on Tko .)
Paris, -Feb. 11. The Foreign
f- office received a dispatch this
-f- morning, dated yesterday, re-
porting that 5000 Japaneso troops
are encamped near Seoul, Ko-
rea, some of which have entered
the town. It Is added that quiet
prevails there. (
4 4 4
4 4
-f Vienna, Feb. 11. The Folitlsche Correspondent, a semi-official newspaper, 4
4- today published a communication from Constantinople saying that In Turk-
-f ish Government circles the conviction obtains that tho present situation In
the for East renders war In Bulgaria Inevitable. .
- In view of this condition of affairs It is considered unnecessary that the
-f Porto should burden itself with the serious obligations Involved in carrying
out the principal measures of the reform plans for Macedonia. "4
4- Commenting on this .statement, tho Polltlsche Correspondent says the fact 4
- that such an opinion prevails merits the most earnest attention of tho Inter-
-f csted powers.
4 4.
Berlin, Feb. 12 A. dispatch to the Lokal Anzelger from Sofia, Bulgaria, ,
quotes a Government organ as saying. In tho course of an article on tho war
In the far East, tliat Bulgaria ia watching events In eastern Asia with close 4
-f- attention, as they may lead to Important developments for Bulgaria, 4-
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$700,000 ON DEPOSIT
Chicago, Feb. ,11 On the ground that
it might Incriminate him. James S.
WaUson, former president of the Porter
Brothers .Fruit company, today, when
put on the stand before Referee in
Bankruptcy Wean, refused lo answer
questions as to how he became In
possession of over 51,000,000 which he la
said to have deposited In various banks
on his personal account.
Mr. Watson likewise refused to testlfy
as to what became of the money, and
could not be drawn into testifying to
anything which has not already come to
in one Instance Mr. Watson replied
that he could not remember of an ac
count of S700.000 which he is said lo have
had with one of the Chicago banks.
Frederick G. Raimey, treasurer of the
Chicago, Milwatikee & St. Paul Rail
way company, testified that he had no
vouchers showing that the company
had paid money to Watson. Mr.
Ranney was instructed to mnke a
further quest for vouchers, nnd to ap
pear at the hearing March IsL
concludes his testimony In tho postal trial.
York and other Pennsylvania towns
submerged by tho worst Hood in tho his
tory" of the Slate. ..Senato will voto on
tho Panama treaty between the 13th and
2Crd of February.... Houdo passes the
World's fair loan bill.. ..Senator llanna
continues to Improve.. ..Senator Kcarns
discusses grazing on tho forest reserves
before the General Land offlco at Wash
ington.... Chicago man finds that his wife,
killed In the Iroquois Theater disaster,
wa burled by an Impostor under a false
FOREIGN. Another battle between
Japaneso and Russian fleets before Port
Arthur, In which the Russian ships aro
wild to havo been dustroyed and two Japa
nese vcbhoIs crippled President Roose
velt declares tho noutiallty of the United
States.... Unfounded stories of Russian
victories circulated In St. Petorsburg...,
Russians In Japan ate leuvlng as rapidly
as possible.. ..Japanese World's Fair Com
missioners congratulate the Mikado.
Guirc given fourteen years in prison at
San Luis Obispo, Cal., for express rob
bery.. ..William H. Johnston found dead In
his houHe at Welscr, Ida.. .Trustees of
Idaho Industrial Reform school call for
bld.$ on tho erection of building.. ..John
Gllman, an Idaho pioneer, dies at Pino.
STATE. Edward Putnam killed by a.
caving whII at Bountiful.,. .Park City man'
fined $50 for assault on a woman.. ..Joseph
Hansen, arrest:d at Ephraim for house
breaking, .says he was trying to collect a
debt. ...Joseph Wilkinson dies at Hoyts
vllle. .
CITY. Great schemo for irrigation In
Utah, whereby 1,000,000 acres aro to be re
deemed In Cache, -Salt Lake and Utah
valleys, presented to the Federal Govern
ment.... Attorney Vnn Cott returns from
Washington and talks of the Smoot cose.
....Mormon church authorities dlvldo Salt
Lake City Into four stakes. ...Hard freez
ing camo ni-ar causing :i water famine ..
Splendid ri'copllon at tho new University
club- .Utah educators favor bettor pay for
teachers. ...Ogrien man la taken down 'with
smallpox tor tho second time.. ..Real-estate
transfers, $t:i.otil....Hank clearings. J1CI,
C27.. Yesterday's stock sales, 25,30 shares,
for S0.7G....Ory and bullion settlements
durlnK tho day, IW.COOo
Three Principal Valleys to Be Made a Para- , H
dise by State Commission's Great Irri- ' iH
gation Scheme, Which Receives 1 j H
Favor in Washington H
Five Millions of Dollars to Be Expended Here by Govern- !
ment in Irrigation Improvements Will Increase Land 1
. Values at Least $30,000,000 State Engineer H
Doremus Assured the Work Will j IH
Be Undertaken.
i ,
4- First The building of a dam from fifty to 300 feet In height to convert ! '
-f- Strawberry valley into a reservoir having sufficient capacity to hold all tho ( I
waters that can be practically diverted Into It ,from tho sovcral branches -f I J , !
-4- of the Duchesne river. I ,
-f Second Tho excavation of a channel thirty to fifty miles long, following 4. ) :l
4- about the TGOO-foot contour by which to Intercept the said waters of the Du- I rl
-f- chesno river and convey them Into the Strawberry valley storage reservoir. . I ':H
-f Third The construction of a tunnel about three and one-half miles long 1 i ill
through the crest of the Wasatch mountains, by which the water stored In , b VM
the Strawberry reservoir may bo released and discharged Into the head 1
-f- waters of the Spanish Fork river and conveyed with tho water of said river -f l' '
4 into Utah valley. 4- T
Fourth Tho construction of a distributing channel on about the 4S00-foot "
contour from near the mouth of Spanish Fork canyon In a general south- .
4- westerly direction to or near tho town of Goshen, and a similar channol .
4- from near the mouth of Spanish Fork canyon on about tho 4SW-foot contour
4- In a general northerly direction to some suitable point In Sail Lake valley: iff
4 also a branch from said channel crossing tho Jordan river at a point at or 4- I ! HI (
4- near the Jordan Narrows, for conducting tho water onto the high lands west -t- ' 1 'll
4- of the Jordan river. ; iH
4 Fifth Tho construction of such channels, embankments, dams, etc, as , iH
4- moy bo necessary to convert Bear laleo Into a reservoir for all tho surplus , ' j !
4- wators of Bear river and Its tributaries. Including the local streams of Boar ( jj
4- Lako valley, and for subsequently releasing such stored water Into the- chsn- 1
4 ncl of Bear river. 4- I . , j
4- Sixth The orectlon of one of more dams of about 300 feet In height, for tho 4-
4 purpose of Impounding tho flood and winter waters of tho Blackfoot branch
4- of tho Snake river, in the several basins or valleys at or about an elevation
-f- of 6100 feet above the sea. ' VA
4 Seventh Tho excavation of a channel twelve or fifteen miles In length In
4- which to conduct the stored water of the Blackfoot over the -divide and Into 1 ,H
4 tho channel of Boar river at a point near Soda Springs, In the State of Idaho.
4 Eighth The construction of a channel to divert tho commingled water of 4-
4- Blackfoot and Boar rivers and conduct them on or about tho -ISCO-foot contour 4- )
4 along the west sldo of Cacho valley for a distance of twenty to Uilrty miles, -4- ''
4 with a possible extension to Malad and Bluo creek in Salt Lako valley. -f 1
4 Ninth The construction of a canal to divert water from Bear river at a 4- ll
4- nolnt in the canvon through which said river runs in nasslnir from Cache -4- MH
4 valley into Salt Lake valloy and extending in a general southerly direction - JJ
4- along tho base of the Wasatch mountains on or about the 1000-foot contour to jH
4- a connection in Salt Lacc valley with the similar channel hereinbefore dc- 1
4 scribed as extending northward from tho mouth of Spanish Fork canyon. j;
4 Tenth The construction by cither the Government or tho water-users of I'
4- such dams on the Ogdcn, Weber and Provo rivers nnd on all of tho smaller lo- 1
4 cal streams as may be necessary to conscrvo and regulato tho waters of each, 4-
4- together with such channels as may be needed lo properly distribute the Mine. 4 IH
4- Elovcnth The execution of such work as may bo needed for conserving 1 j
4 and utilizing tho waters of Utah lake, according to the plans already par- r 1
4- tlally developed.
4 Twelfth The utilization of the embankment of the Lucln cut-off of tho F 1
4 Southern Pacific railroad as a dam to restrict tho area of the Great Salt lako 4- J I
4- to that portion lying south of the cut-off, this reducing the loss of water 4-
4 through evaporation and insuring the permanency of tho lake, but on a small- .
4- or scale; regulation of the reduced lake to be effected by means of slulco
4 gates )laccd In the embankment and through which any excess of water may , 1
4 be discharged Into the abandoned portion of the lake bed. While Included in
4 tho general plan. It Is not expected that this will be made part of the reclama- , IJ
4 tlon works, but is suggested as Incidental thereto. 4-0--l-4.4-4.4.4.-.4--J-4-
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State Engineer A. F. Doremus re
turned yesterday from Washington,
bringing with him in a small grip tho
biggest thing for Utaii that has ever
happened. It was an outline of the
Utah Arid Land Reclamation Fund
commission's mammoth Irrigation
scheme, by which It Is proposed to pro
vide 1,000,000 acres of fertile lands in
the Great Salt Lake. Utah lake and
Cache valleys with an abundant supply
of water, and which scheme has been
practically approved by the reclama
tion department In Washington. The
only proviso remaining to be settled Is
that the tests of actual surveys and
measurements of the proposed water
supplies shall prove the practicability
of the project, and there ia hardly a
doubt entertained by either Stale En
gineer Doremus or the Government en
gineers who have examined it that the
scheme is entirely practicable. As has
been before set forth In these columns,
this greater Utah Irrigation scheme will
In no way Interfere with the Utah lake
reservoir project, the preliminary'
work for which has already been ac
complished by the Government, but, on
the other hand, the latter wljl become
a part of the greater one and will bo
measureably strengthened by It. Also,
it may be stated, the Utah lake project
may be carried forward successfully
with or without reference to the great
er scheme.
Engineer Doremus Is positively Ju
bilant over the reception given the
Utuh commission's scheme by the de
partment in Washington, 'Vc; met 110
opposition from any quarter," he said
yesterday, "but, on the other hand, !J
found everyone enthusiastic over our J
plans. Director Wolcott of the gco- ')
1 logical survey was especially so. 'Why.' 1
said he, after he had looked at our 'I ,
drawings, 'it will make those three vnl- ij
leys a paradise Chief Engineer New- N
, oil took up our scheme with equal in- j 'j,
1 terest, and when he presented it to flf
teen consulting engineers in a body lj
they were with us to a man. The offl- I
cials all said that It was the most com- 1
prehensivc scheme that had been pre- IH
scnted to them since the Government IH
took up the work of reclaiming arid i IH
lands They heartily approved of tho , 1 IH
way Utah, had gone Into the matter of 1 j IH
securing the aid it needed from the ' j
Government in this connection, and
they had many kind words for the work H
of our commission.
"Other States, they said, had either
come to the department with little lso- ( 1 iH
lated projects in widely separated dls- '
trlclK or had simply asked the depart- ' ,
mcnt to look up some Irrigation i
scheme for them, with no ideas of their h IH
own a? to what was needed or what IH
could be done. Utah, on the other IH
hand, had come to them with well-pre- jH
pared drawings of the most compre
henslve scheme they had. seen, show
lng the exact situation, the sources
from which water could be obtained:
and the work required to utilize it to
the best advantage. The scheme was ' ,
attractive to them because, first. It
would cover so many acres of land; sec- ' ' j
ond, the general character of the land u
Is so uniformly good; third, ko many H
settlers, already well established except H
for tho need of water, will be most Im-j j H
measurably benefited; fourth, the Gov-J (
crnmcnt takes practically no risk of V jH
tContluueO- on Paa 1QJ ' 3

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