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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, Xiocal rorecacter. 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. - '."'." WARSHIPS FIRE UPON THE CITY United States Cruiser Engages in a Shelling. Insurgents at San Domingo Hear the Roar ol a Cannonade. Island Town of Dmate Is Bombarded by the Columbia and Training Vessel Hartford. 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 surgents. WASHINGTON. Feb. 2L — Late to right the State Department received a cablegram from Minister Powell, dated at San Dominso, February 16, saying: "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 steamer. .. . 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 Dominican warship. ; 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 . re-embarkation. . 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 Continued on Pasc 3, Column 2. The San Francisco Call. Special Cable to The Call and New York Herald. Copyright, 19 OW: by the New York Herald Publishing: Company. INSURGENT ALBANIANS DISPERSING 0* Is Being Re stored at Seep oi Rising.' 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 Shanghai. - 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 Continued* on Pa^e : 3, '? Column 2. 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 developed. 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 TEE THEATSES. 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 inee to-day. Orpheum —^Vaudeville. Matinee to-day. 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 war. 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 gencies. 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 NEGOTIATE LOAN 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 abroad. The Stock Exchange experienced a very depressed and nervous week, due largely to fears of trouble in the Bal kans. ■ 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 tained. • "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. FOOTPADS FIGHT WITH CONSTABLE Desperate Battle on Street in San ftdlduL Fire Department CMel Is Severely Wounded in the Combat. 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 was fired, 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 recover. .0': 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 acquiesced. 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 men covered. 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 Hughes. 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.