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THE "WEATHEB. -■- ._
Torccatt mad* at But Traa
cisco for thirty hours cnOlnr
midnlfirht, retinxary 22, 1904:
San Francisco and vicinity —
Cloudy, with raia Monday;
freih southerly wind.
/ * O. B. WIX.X.SO2T,
VOLUME XCV— NO. 84.
RUSSIAN TROOPS DRIVEN BACK WITH HEAVY LOSS
IN OUTPOST ENGAGEMENTS ON THE YALU RIVER
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 21. —I have authority which prohibits doubting the veracity of the report that, in spite of official dispatches stating
that nothing is taking place and everything is perfectly quiet, outpost engagements have taken place on the Yalu, resulting in the Russian advance
guards being driven back with considerable losses, which are estimated at 2800; lives. ' Whether these figures include only those who fell on
the Yalu or the entire Russian losses since the commencement of the war is not exactly clear. - '."'."
United States Cruiser
Engages in a
Insurgents at San Domingo
Hear the Roar ol a
Island Town of Dmate Is Bombarded
by the Columbia and Training
PARIS, Feb. 21. — A dispatch from
"San Domingo says that the United
States cruiser Columbia and the train
ing-ship. Hartford have bombarded
Burate. which is occupied by the in
WASHINGTON. Feb. 2L — Late to
right the State Department received
a cablegram from Minister Powell,
dated at San Dominso, February 16,
"A decisive battle has been fought
between the Government forces and the
insurgents. It extended over two days
and resulted in a victory for the Gov
ernment. The siege has been raised
and the insurgents are in retreat."
SAN DOMINGO. Thursday, Feb. 11.
— The Clyde liner New York arrived
here this morning, convoyed by the
United States cruiser Newark, and
Minister Powell instructed the captain
of the vessel to discharge his cargo at
the wharf. An agreement had been
made by Minister Powell and Com
'mander Miller with the Insurgents and
the Government that neither party
should fire while the New York was
at the wharf discharging. The Gov
ernment kept this agreement, but the
•insurgents tired on the steamer and on
a launch from the cruiser Columbia,
which was entering the river. Eight
rifle shots damaged the New York's
• woodwork, endangering the lives of
•passengers and crew
The commander of the United States
warship then decided to shell Pajarito
near this city, the place occupied by
; the insurgents, and to land S00 marines
Tuth . the object of punishing the in
surgents for insulting the United
States nag and damaging an American
.. . At 2:20 the Newark approached and
opened fire, discharging ten shells.
The insurgents fired upon the marines
-while they were landing, wounding
• «ome of them. The marines returned
! the fire and the insurgents ran away.
m The marines landed were divided into
• two columns and searched the houses,
yoods and bushes. They then followed
the insurgents, who fired while the
marines were reloading. The result of
•'the bombardment Is not known. The
'ICew York left here at 5 p. m. for the
• roadstead after landing her cargo.
• . All is now Quiet and it is supposed
.that the insurgents have retreated a
. considerable distance. Reports from
the interior are favorable to the Gov
ernment. Great misery exists fn the
city for want of food and the arrival
of the Clyde line steamer is a great
relief. The steamer could not land a
•portion of her cargo at Monte Cristi,
being prevented from so doing by a
; WASHINGTON*. Feb. 21.— A belated
, dispatch, dated February 12, from
Captain J. M. Miller of the
cruiser Columbia, whJch, with the New
- ark, is in Santo Domingo waters,
brings official confirmation of the dis
patch regarding the bombardment of
the insurgents by the war vessels, of a
position near the capital city, the land-
Ing of marines and bluejackets to pun
ish revolutionists and their subsequent
. According to Captain Miller's dis
patch, the affair occurred on a river
about two miles from San Domingo,
presumably at Pajarito. The insur
gents who were stationed on, the main
•land fired on a United States merchant
veKsel New Tork. which was under con
voy o£ a launch of the Newark,
, tvh!th was lying in the river. The shots
'foil so dang-orouely near the war, ves
sels that the acts of the insurgents
were construed by Captain Miller as
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The San Francisco Call.
Special Cable to The Call and New York Herald. Copyright, 19 OW: by the New York Herald Publishing: Company.
0* Is Being Re
stored at Seep
CONSTANTINOPLE, Feb. 2L—Shem
shi Pasha has telegraphed the Porte
that order has been restored In North
Albania and that the Albanians are
dispersing. . f.-X: -/'./>'?
PARIS, Feb. 2L— Zoltovitch. the Bul
garian agent in* Paris, made the ' fol-
lowing statement to-day:
"I can give the most formal assur
ances that Bulgaria has more than ever
resolved to do nothing to compromise
the peace. It is with great satisfac
tion we have seen the powers elaborate
a plan for reforms in Macedonia and
we wish, without any reservation, the
reforms- realized. Above all, at this
moment, when the powers are follow
ing with anxiety the events In the Far
East, Bulgaria - will avoid doing any
thing that would cause the belief that
she proposes to profit by the crisis.
Continued or : Vase 3, Column 4.
SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1904.
NEW CHIEF OF RUSSIA'S MANCHURIAN ARMY, TWO OF THE
POWERFUL. WARSHIPS OF THE VLADIVOSTOK SQUADRON AND
. A MILITARY SCENE ON THE KOREAN FRONTIER. \ .
Japanese Will Sink Russian
Cruiser at Shanghai.
Special Dispatch to The ~ Call.
SHANGHAI, Feb. 21.— Urged by the
Japanese Consul here,, the Taotai.or
dered the ) Russian ' gunboat, Mandjur
to leave, the". harbor before 6^o'clock
this afternoon, . the order, however, be
ing Ignored.' It is said that a Japanese
squadron has been ordered to enforce
the Taotai's . demand ' and : fc> enable
Japanese , steamship companies to re
sume "service between Japan .and
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.— Although no
one In authority. here will say. that the
Asiatic cruiser, squadron is being mo
bilized at Shanghai because of .the 're
port that the. Chinese squadron is going
to drive the Russian | cruiser | Mandjur
out of the harbor, It is understood that
this may- have something > to do with
the direction of American naval .activ
ity in the Far East. .;;,: ; ! i ft
Since the-outbreak of the war found
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Port Arthur Hears Desultory
Gan noriad ing at Sea.
PORT .ARTHUR, Feb. 21.— Sounds of
desultory, firing at sea are heard almost
nightly, i and . this morning firing was
again heard. This is doubtless due, to
the. attempted approach , of Japanese
torpedo-boats, but nothing serious. has
The " garrison is in excellent spirits
and is firmly convinced of the ultimate
success of the Russian arms, '..
' The, Novkrai prints a long' article in
voking historical' precedents, to prove
the illegality of the Japanese declaration
that fuel and" victuals will in all cases
be treated as contraband of war. The
paper describes Japan's attitude as
presumptuous and urges the neutral
powers to disregard it. .
ADEN,- Feb. 21.— The Peninsula and
Oriental Company's steamship Mongo
lia encountered on Saturday night- 460
miles, north of Aden a Russian battle
ship and four torpedo-boat destroyers.
After the vain attempt ' of a • destroyer
to cut off the Mongolia all of the war
ships gave chase, but being unable to
overtake her they signaled her to stop.
The Mongolia' obeyed, and " a destroyer
after a close scrutiny signaled, "Beg to
be excused.", The fleet is evidently hop,
ing.to capture Japanese ships.
AJIERICAN CONSUL- IMPERILED.
1 VIENNA, Feb. 21?— Following; a ser
vice of intercession in the Russian
church in Prague to-day for the suc
cess of the Russian arms, several hun
dred Slav students gathered* in- front
of the church and. created a disturb
ance. They then . proceeded - to '; the
United States consulate*, where the"y. in
tended to make a hostile demonstration,
,but the police closed the streets leading
to the consulate' and after some oppo
sition succeeded in dispersing the dem-
onstrators and arresting many of them.
LONDON, .Feb.; 22.— From a reliable
quarter the Morning Post's Chef u cor
respondent , says he learns that tens
of. thousands : of Japanese are advanc
ing by forced \ marches from ' various
parts/of Korean to ', the £ Yalu River/ and
that severe fighting; is expected shortly.
• The announcement that General ~Ko
dama has been replaced : in the Japan
ese Cabinet byKoshikawa' is regarded
as meaning that; General .Kodama is
about "to 'take command, of the Jap
anese"' land 'forces. * : Kodama, who., is
Japan's" leading ; general,' did splendid
work in the Chino- Japanese war.- -'• ;
STRIVING FOR CHINESE AID.
; It is ■ said that Viceroy Alexieff has
asked the Ministry of -Marine to ' send
Alcazar — "The Wrong- Mr.
Wrigrht." Matlnea to-da7.
California — "Human Hearts."
Central — "King- of the Opium
Klagr." Matinee to-day.
Chutes — Vauaevrne.
Columbia— "Old Homestead."
Tischer't — "Boly-Poly." Matinee.
Grand — "The Gamekeeper." Mat
Orpheum —^Vaudeville. Matinee
Tivoli — "VThta Johnny Comes
Marching Home." Matinee.
him officers who . are not too young
and admirals, who are not too old, of
.whom he already, has too many. The
Viceroy has issued .proclamations to
the Chinese throughout Manchuria
seeking to enlist their sympathy in be
half of Russia and their. assistance in
maintaining. the railway intact by rep
resenting to them Japan's alleged
treacherous methods in beginning the
A'. Port Arthur dispatch received at
St. Petersburg reports that the Russian
cruiser Novik had been repaired and
had left her dock.
The Standard's Kieff correspondent
hears that the Caucasus and Turkestan
armies are to be mobilized. He adds
that the rumor. Is not confirmed of
ficially, but says that. If it is true, it
can" only be interpreted as a veiled
threat against India in certain emer
The correspondent at Tientsin of the
Standard reports an attack of BOO
Chinese "brigands" on the Russian
post at Fuchau as probably an attempt
to wreck the railway.
BELIEF IN LONDON
THAT RUSSIA MUST
LONDON, Feb. 21.— The question as
to how long Russia will be able to bear
the financial strain caused by the war
without having recourse to a foreign
loan exerts a great influence in the
money markets. It is the general be
lief that, owing to economic conditions
resulting from bad harvests and other
causes, it will be difficult for Russia to
raise internal loans and that if the war
lasts beyond a couple of years that
country will be bound to raise money
The Stock Exchange experienced a
very depressed and nervous week, due
largely to fears of trouble in the Bal
■ Foreign stocks of all classes were al
most" demoralized, quantities of them
being thrown - upon the market "from
both" Paris and Berlin, where operators
were overloaded by recent heavy pur
chases made under the belief that
peace in the Far East would be main
"The other markets were dull and de
pressed, In sympathy with the -foreign
markets, while American securities
were characterized by an • almost com
plete absence of dealings
PRTCE FIVE CENTS.
Desperate Battle on
Street in San
Fire Department CMel Is
Severely Wounded in
One of the Robbers Stops a Bullet and
Both Are Captured Late at Night
After a Long Chase.
Special Dispatch to The CaSL
SAN RAFAEL, Feb. 21. — While on
his way home this evening Louis
Hughes, the Chief of the local Fire De
partment and the constable of the city,
was held up and because he resisted
was shot at four times. One bullet
penetrated the lower part of his body.
The hold-up occurred on Irwin
street, one of San Rafael'- principal
residence thoroughfares, at a time
when there were many pedestrians
about. The attack was made in a dark
spot under a clump of shade trees.
Hughes defended himself as much as
possible and pulled the trigger of his
revolver five times, but on each occa
sion the weapon failed to respond.
Late to-night Deputy Sheriff George
Martin captured the two footpads near
San Anselmo. One had a bullet wound
in the thigh. They are young men of
good appearance and well dressed. Both
refused to give their names. They are
now in jail here.
/ When Hughes was opposite the
Bogle residence two men passed him.
He hailed them and suggested that if
they were going his way he would ac
company them. At the salutation both
men turned, one exclaiming, "Hold up
your hands!" Instead of complying
Hughe3 reached for his pistol, where
upon the taller man of the two fired
three shots at him. The murderous
couple then turned and ran in the di
rection of the Hotel Rafael. When
they were fifty feet away another shot
Hughes was removed to Dr. Howitt'3
sanitarium on Fourth street and
Sheriff Taylor was notified of the hold
up. It is believed that Hughes will
Hughes' description of his two as
sailants corresponds with that of tha
two masked men who robbed .the
saloon of A. Lawrence at Sausalito on
Friday night Officers have been on
the trail of these men ever since, but
no tangible clew has been obtained.
William Shannon, a saloonkeeper
near West End Station, was held up
to-night. His place was entered atfout
11:15 o'clock. Two other men were in
the place at the time. A young man,
short and clean shaven, first entered
and ordered Shannon and his custom
ers to throw up their hands. One man
refused. Shannon begged him to raise
his hands, but still the customer re
fused, whereupon the second highway
man entered, pointing: two pistols in
the man's face. The customer then
The first intruder thereupon went be
hind the bar, secured the day's re
ceipts, purloined Shannon's watch,
while the other robber kept the three
The highwaymen were not masked.
They did not molest Shannon's cus
tomers and just before making their
exit returned the watch to the pro
prietor. They then left the place and
ran down the road toward San Ansel
mo. The description given by Shannon
coincides with identifications made by
Heavy Loss In Brooklyn Fire.
NEW YORK, Feb. 21.— The factory
of the Fraser Tablet Company, at
Eighteenth street and Eighth avenue.
Brooklyn, was destroyed by fire • to
night. Loss. ? 350,000.
Russia's Official Notification.
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 21. — Em
bassador McCormlck was to-day of
ficially notified that Russia will not
participate in the St. Louis Exposition.