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lOL. XXXIX., NO. 6869.
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War Notes From the
(ASSOCIATED FBE33 OABLEQBAU8.) .
CHEFOO, Aug. 12. Two Japanese torpedo destroyers entered
this harbor during the night and seized the Russian torpedo de
stroyer Riesitelini and towed her away after a hand-to-hand fight
with the Russian crew.
RUSSIAN CRUISER ASKOLD, WHICH ESCAPED FROM PORT ARTHUR.
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Kasagi was near by and rescued many of the survivors. The Ka
sagi was commanded by Capt. R. Ide. -
Although in many previous engagements the Kasagi had been
remarkablv free from casualties.
Chefoo is a Chinese port and its violation by a Japanese naval
force constitutes a breach of neutrality for which China will prob
ably go through the form of asking indemnity.
ESCAPED CRUISERS AT KIAUCHAU.
CHEFOO, Aug. 12. The Russian cruisers Askold and Novik
entered Kiauchau harbor last night and saluted the German flag.
These cruisers escaped from Port Arthur. Under the rules of
international law they must leave a neutral port within twenty-four
hours or submit to being dismantled and laid up until the end of
the war. Kiauchau is a port on the Yellow Sea in southern Shan
tung and belongs to Germany. .
ST. PETERSBURG'S VIEWS.
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 12. It is believed that the entire
Port Arthur squadron has reached the Yellow Sea.
THE BALTIC FLEET.
CRONSTADT, Aug. 12. The Baltic fleet will sail for the Far
East on August 14.
KUROKI'S PLANS FEARED.
MUKDEN, Aug. 12. It is feared the Japanese will seek to turn
the Russian position above here and cut the railroad.
VLADIVOSTOK EXPECTS SQUADRON.
VLADIVOSTOK, Aug. 12. Preparations are making here to
receive the Port Arthur squadron.
THE AFTERNOON REPORT,
, LIAOYANG, Aug. 11. Fighting is in progress near Mukden.
CHEFOO, Aug. 11. It is reported tha the Japanese cruiser
Kasagi has been sunk east -of Port Arthur.
LONDON, Aug. 11. Great Britain is greatly dissatisfied at
Russia's attitude regarding the Knight CorrAr&ander.
CHEFOO, Aug. 11. The Riesitilini has.been dismantled here
and will remain in this port until the end of the war.
, " Washington, August 11, 1904.
Received at 8:40 a. m.
To Japanese Consul, Honolulu:
Various reports from ! Talienwan show that the Russian Port
Arthur squadron emerged from the port on the morning of August
10th and a severe naval battle ensued till sunset. During the night
of the same day our destroyer flotilla seemed to have attacked the
enemy squadron. At dawn of August nth the Retvizan and an
other battleship of the Pobieda type appeared to be taking flight
towards Port Arthur. ' TAKAHIRA.
CHEFOO, Aug.. 11. The Russian battleship Pobieda and Ret-
vi"n have re-entered Port Arthur after the engagement with the
Japanese fleet. The sally of the Russian fleet means that the situa
tion at Port Arthur is desperate. It is supposed that the sally of
the Vladivostok fleet was for the purpose of seeking the Port Ar
thur fleet and combining forces.
TOKIO, Aug. 11. It is reported that Admiral Togo's fleet frus
trated the Russian attempt to escape from Port Arthur. The fight
ing between the Japanese and Russian fleets continued until sunset
The Japanese torpedo flotilla attacked the Russian fteet during
the night. .
The Japan Gazette says:
We are glad to state that the steamer
Korea arrived safely at Yokohama yes
terday at 7 a. m. On the previous
night she was lit up as usual, as she
was unaware of the presence of the
Vladivostok squadron in the neighbor
hood. The presence of a thick fog on
that night undoubtedly saved her from
falling into thehands of the Russians.
We take the following from the Japan
Mail's, shipping extra issued yesterday:
The Korea would doubtless have call
ed at Midway Island, if daylight had
served, but as she must have reached
it in darkness she was kept away on a
course to carry her clear of the land.
The Doric was sighted, but in all prob
ability the Korea was not seen by that
vessel as, the Korea's high bridge would
give her an advantage, in range of
vision. The Korea will not leave Yo
kohama before Sunday and in all prob
ability she will be held here, and the
Siberia at Kobe, until definite news is
received as to the movements of the
Vladivostok squadron. There have
been rumors that the Korea carried a
large sum in specie and also two sub
marine boats. By courtesy of the . Yo
kohama agent, Mr. B. C. Howard, we
are able to state that she did not carry
any submarine vessel. Her cargo con
sisted of a small amount of treasure
(nothing approaching the sum rumored),
consigned to the Specie Bank, a small
quankity jof , railway material, general
merchandise, food stuffs, etc.
Talks of the
THE SINKING OF THE
A BRYAN VICTORY.
LINCOLN. Neb., Aug. 12. The Democrats and Populists of
Nebraska have fused, the Populists getting five officers including the
Governor. This is a Bryan victory.
The second class twin screw cruiser Kasagi, the Japanese ves
sel which is reported to have been destroyed, is a type of vessel that
is well known in Honolulu for the Kasagi's sister ship was in Hono
lulu in March 1899. This vessel was the Chitose which had been
constructed at the Union Iron Works and was then enroute to Japan.
The Kasagi was known as a very useful type of cruiser. She
was built at Cramp's Shipyard, Philadelphia, in KS97, and her dimen
sions were as follows : Length, 374 feet : beam, 48 ; depth, 24. She
was of 4760 tons and carried a crew of over four hundred men. Her
armament consisted of thirty guns of various sizes and four torpedo
The Kasagi has been one of the four cruisers under command
of Rear Admiral Dewa which have been operating with the battle
ship squadron around Port Arthur since the opening of the war.
The Kasagi was in the first naval battle and in many others since.
When the battleship Hatsuse struck a mine-and was destroyed the:
ACCIDENT ON THE'
D TRANSIT LINE
Shortly after nine o'clock last night
two Rapid Transit cars were in colli
sion in the McCully tract, a Chinese
boy being slightly injured in the acci
dent. As the car from Waikiki turned
into King street from McCully street
it was closely followed by the car from
Kaimuki. A passenger on the latter
car said that in front of the Chilling
worth residence someone whistled. The
motorman turned around and at the
same time the Waikiki car came to a
standstill. The Kaimuki motorman
DEATH OF MRS.
Mrs. Eliza Macfarlane died at twenty-five
minutes of twelve last night of
old age and the effects of an accident
three years ago by which her hip was
broken. "Mother Macfarlane." as she
was called by her friends, came here
from Tahiti in December, 1845. She was
born in Devonshire, England, eighty
years ago on the 22nd of last March.
Her husband moved to the Australian
colonies in the early days and then
came here where he began business in
did not notice this and his car bumped tne building but recently torn down at
into the former one, smashing the ! the cornr of Beretania and Nuuanu
fenders of both cars. A Japanese boy, ' avenues. Mrs. Macfarlane was the
who was a passenger on the Kaimuki mother of the well-known Honolulu
car jumped and sped away from the
scene of the accident as fast as his
legs would carry him. Another pas
senger, a young Chinese, fell from the
Kaimuki car and received minor
bruises about his face.
family of that name..H. R., G. W.. E.
C, F. W.,' C. W. and Helen Blanche,
wife of the late W. H. Cornwell. The
funeral services will be held ' at the
Roman Catholic cathedral this after
noon at a quarter of four o'clock.
The following evidence regarding the
sinking of the British steamer Knight
Commander was given at the enquiry
held at the British Consulate, Yoko
hama, on Wednesday morning:
William Beaten Brown, master of the
British steamer Tsinan deposed: "On
the afternoon of July 24th, 1904, we were
signalled to stop in Latitude 34.10 N.
Longitude 133 E. by the Russian cruiser
Rossia. They sent an armed boat's
crew on board and the officer requested
to see the paper, which I had ready for
his inspection. He signalled the con
tents of the manifest to the flagship,
asked for instructions and said they
were not going to se.nd a prize crew on
board. The officer was very particular
about the consignees of the cargo and
said that they had to be very careful
with our flag. The next message he re
ceived by signal was that the Admiral
desired to send on board the crew of
the British steamer Knight Commander
and that as they were British subjects
I was compelled to take them. It was
at first decided to give us the whole
Lascar crew, but subsequently a second
message came that they would only
send 21. I then asked what had become
of the Knight Commander, and he re
plied. 'We sank her this morning. On
my asking why she had been sunk he
said that she had contraband of war,
flour and railway material. He said
they had captured a German ship, a
good capture, which I understodd to be
within the past day or two. He said
they were very tired of running after
small merchantmen and they had lost
count of how many small Japanese
tramps they had sunk. The 21 Lascars
were sent on board and the officer made
an entry in my official log book. Be
fore leaving he ordered me to blow off
steam. I was noC to move from my
prtsent position until the fleet was be
yond the horizon, out of sight. We got
under weigh at six. Wrhile the Rossia
was steaming to intercept us I saw the
Gromoboi stop alongside a small steam
er which was just hull down. My at
tention was then taken up by the ar
rival of the Rossia and when I looked
again the Gromoboi was proceeding to
wards us and the steamer had disap
peared. The serang who came aboard
told me they sank her and the second
officer, I believe, heard the sound of
Frank Jolliffe, second officer, British
steamer Tsinan, said: "On the voyage
direct from Hongkong to Yokohama
when about 32 miles S.W. of Omaiaki,
at about 3:05 p. m. on the 24th July,
1904, we sighted a squadron of Russian
ships of war. I was on the bridge at
the time. At 3:34 p. m. we stopped on
a signal being given and the Rossia sent
a boat alongside. The Russian officer,
who spoke excellent English, came on
board and requested the production of
the ship's papers, manifest, etc. Before
leaving, he made an entry in Russian
in the log book. The cargo which was
general, consisting of wool, rice, sugar,
(Continued on page 2.)
Among the passengers on the Siberia
is Mr. E. H. Clough ho was lately
a representative of the Hearst papers
iti the Far East. Mr. Clough went to
the Orient on the first trip of the
Siberia a year ad a half ago and
is now returning for a short vacation.
He has been in a position to view the
Eastern situation at -close range and
last night gave the following interest
ing account of affairs:
"The recent trip of the Vladivostok
squadron had a disastrous effect upon
Japanese commerce. As long as the
cruisers are out they are injuring Japan
in this way far more than it is possible
to injure them by an- reverses in their
military campaign. It is estimated that
while the squadron was virtually
blockading Tokio bay the loss to Jap
anese commerce was at least $30,000,6)0
in gold. There were seven or eight
large steamers tied up in Yokohama
alone suffering a loss of $5 per ton.
"The foreign population of Japan Is
decidedly 'anti-Japanese in its sympa
thy. This is caused by the offtciousness
of the Japanese who are feeling their
importance considerably. The Ameri-.
cans feel that Japan is not going to let
England and America get any more
benefit out of this war than she can
help. She wishes to reap all the fruits
of it herself. For this reason the Eng
lish, and Americans, are quietly anti
Japanese. In the Knight Commander :
affair most of them tiold that Russia's
attitude was correct. The manifest of
the vessel is the evidence before the
prize court as to whether the steamer
was a lawful prize or not. If she was
sunk without warrant then Russia will
pay an indemnity. The foreign popu
lation of Japan as a whole seem to
think that there was no violation of in
"The Russians are the keenest diplo
mats in the world and their policy
seems to be to draw some other nation
into the struggle even if it Involves loss
to them. Then they will be able to say,
'We can't fight the whole world,' and
thus can get out of a bad hole grace
fully by asking for intervention.
"North China is unanimously pro
Japanese, at least among the bulk of
the people. Among the high officials
and statesmen there Is considerable in
trigue. and it is every man for him
self. As a whole, however, North.
China i3 safely Japanese. There Is a
r'ftl"?r there published in the Interests'
of Japan. The Russians endeavored to
win over the country and even estab
lished a rival paper but all their efforts
were fruitless. The Chinese army is un
der, the influence of Japan. There are
along the great wall between China and
Manchuria about 30,000 Chinese troops.
These are ostensibly guarding the
frontier. There are in the vicinity of
Peking some 30,000 more. Of these
Yuan Shi Kai, the Viceroy of Chi-li. is
in command of 15.000, all well drilled
troops. General Ma also has 15,000. He
13 in immediate connection with the
court of the Dowager Empress and the
conservative element. They are opposed .
to the progressive Yuan Shi KaL Both
of these generals are anxious for a fight
but the Japanese do not want them to
become involved, at least not at pres
"It is my opinion that if the Japa
nese win in the present struggle they
will hand Manchuria back to China
and then ask her to pay her propor
tion of the war expenses. The Japa
nese will probably retain Port Arthur .
if It can be made impregnable and the
lower portion of the Liaotong penin
sula. The Japanese consider that the
occupation of Port Arthur by the Rus
sians robbed them of the fruits of their
victory in the Chlno-Japanese war and
it is a matter of pride with them to
capture it. There is no question that
if they sat down and commenced a,
regular seige they could starve the 20,
00 Russians inside into surrender with
out the loss of a single man. Instead
of this they are undoubtedly losing
(Continued on Page 4.)