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General Llnevltch, who is said to have reported to St. Petersburg that owing to the destruction of the Rus sian fleet his troops practically are In revolt, has been In commnnd of the forces In Manchu ria since March 15 last, when he suc ceeded Kuroputkin. (Jeneral I.lnevltch was born in 1838, and tirst saw mili tary service In tlie oi'.N. i.iNKvni'ii. Caucasus frQinlß.il) to 18»U. Next he fought in the Turkish war, and was made a colonel in 18S.« while battling with (he Turkomans in North Persia. In IS'.)."i he was first s-nl to Manchuria, and in • lie Boxer outbreak In China in 1!NH» he partici pated in the march to Peking. When (lie war with Japan opened Llnevltch was in command of the Kirst Siberian Army Corps. Twice lie lias received the Cross of St. tieorge for marked personal valor. Henry Clay Trick, chairman of the committee that made the report scor ing the lax business methods of offi cers of the Hqult able Life Assur ance Society, is well known us a manufacturer and capitalist. He con trols the IC. I'. l'rk'k Coke Com pany, the largest' colie producing concern In the world; is cbairtn.in huniiy <'• utit k. of (lie hoard of directors of the Car negie Steel Company, and in various flnuncial enterprises takes a lending part. Mr. I'Ylck was horn at VV.-st Overton. Pa., Dec. J9, IN4H. lie began life as a clerk, but after a few years embarked In the coke business. I Mir ing the strike at Homestead. Pa., In 18H2, be was shot by a striker. (ieorge Von I.engerUe Meyer, United States Ambassador to Russia, who con ducted the correspondence between President Hoose velt and the Czar, with I lie object of effecting arrange ments l»y which Itussla mid Japan might be brought within reach of ]>eace negotiations. Is a distinguished and wealthy citizen of Massachusetts. lie was appointed minister Mrvii:. . , , ambassador to Italy In 1IKK) and a short time ago was trans ferred to the Russian capital. Ambas sador Meyer Is 47 years old, and was graduated from Harvard University in 187 ft. He has been a member of the Boston Common Council and of the Huston Hoard of Aldermen, and also li'ts served In the State legislature, having been Speaker of tile House three terms. He is a director in vari ous corpora lions. John I'. Stevens, chosen to he rail way expert of the Philippine Comuiis ni>>n, has attainoil an enviable reputa tion a.; a civil en gineer and in rail way operation. Ills tlrst engineering service of note was in connection wltti the City of Minne apolis. Later lie lo cated the Sabine Pass and North western, served in the engineering de partments of the |()||N , s ,, v , xs . iii'tiver and Uio (iraude, St. Paul, Canadian Pacitic, 1 Xiliit.li. South Shore and Atlantic, and Spokane Falls and Northern. In ISS'.i lie l»ecame chief engineer for the iire.it Northern and served in tli.it capacity until he accepted the position of sec ond Vice President of the IfocU ishiuil System In charge of operation. Ile v. lit*. Krlc Norelius. who has I reelected President of (lie Swedish l.uUiprnu August aim Synod of Aiuprl ca, Is out' of tin' pio neer church work prs In tho West. This Is the third time he hits licpii plpctpd to tlio otticp, having hepti tlrst cliosou In IST I 11 ud again in ISitS. Af ter graduating front the Capital Univer sity lit Columbus, tlli. JiOHM.lt s. Ohio, lie whs or dained in 185.". ami seven years later founded at St. I'eter, Minn., the school which has developed Into (iustavus Adoiphus College. In 1 >XKt I»r. Norelius was made a knight of the Order of the North Star liy the Swedish King. Maurice Maeterlinck, lifter witnessing a performance of "King Lear" recently, mi 1(1: "It Is safe to declare, after sur veying the literature of every period and of every couutry, that the tragedy of the old king constitutes the mightiest, the vastest, the most striking, the most in tense dramatic poem that has ever been \n ritten." John Kendrick Kungs, recently editor of Puck, is preparing an adaptation of "The Taming of the Shrew" for comic u£k*ra purposes. •The Battle of the Sea of Japan" la the name which Admiral Togo haa given to the great naval flght In which Russia's sea power was destroyed. So complete was his victory and so firm ly has he established Japanese naval power In Asiatic-Pacific waters that It may well tip that never again will a sea tight of comparable magnitude be fought In the same sea anil that this battle will Indeed remain forever "the" battle of the Sea of Japan. Such an overwhlmlng victory for Togo no uavnl expert had dared predict. It will be the wonder and the study of coming generations of sailor men. I>onbtless It has furnished material which will go far toward deciding the future of the batlle ship and the tor pedo boat. The Russia n 15a I tic fleet sailed from Madagascar March 10, ordered by the f'aar to retrieve the disaster of Muk den by destroying the Japanese fleet ami regaining control of the far east ern seas. The fleet was sighted twice oil its way across the Indian Ocean. Kojestvensky passed Singapore April 8 and arrived at Kamranh Bay, on the French Indo-Chlaa coast, April 14. Here he re eon led his ships, overhauled them, and awaited the arrival of Hear Adblral NebogatolT with the third di vision of the fleet. NebogatolT arrived May 8. and May 14 the united fleet sailed from the French coast. May 20 the fleet was sighted in the Rashee channel, south of Formosa. May 28 several of the Russian ships appeared tit Shanghai, and the whole fleet was reported lit Saddle Islands, sixty-five miles awiiy. On the night of May 25 Rojestvensky, with a fleet of thlrty-slx ships. including eight battleships, three coast defense ships, three armored cruisers, tlve protected cruisers, four hospital and repair ships, and thirteen destroyers, sailed from Saddle Islands. The morning of May 27 the entire fleet was Righted at the entrance of the Korean straits, steaming northward. At noon May 27 the fleet was pass ing Tsushima Island, at the narrowest part of the straits, mldwav between ' Japan and Korea. There Togo gave battle. Togo's battle plan was as masterly as It was simple. He sent Kamlmtira with a comparatively weak squadron to the entrance of the Korean Strait. RUSSIAN BAi.IV/J SQUADRON WH.ICH WAS DESTROYED? thf battle of the Sea of japan VIC'K ADMIHAL KO.II BTV KXSK Y. ABERDEEN HERALD, THURSDAY, JULY 13, 1905 History's Greatest NoyaJ Fight- Rojestvensky did not even tire a shot at It. Sweeping on to the northward the Russian lleet attempted to pass be tween Tsu Islands and the coast of Japan. His battle formation was child ishly weak. Ills fleet extended In two long lines, the battleships in the east ern column, the cruisers and lighter craft In the western. As he passed Ikl Island, southeast of the Tsu Isl ands, Urlu's squadron, which had been concealed In one of the deeply indent ed buys on the Japanese coast, dashed out to attack liini. At the same Instant a cruiser squadron and a torpedo flo tilla appeared In his pathway, and Togo with his heavy battleships and armored cruisers appeared from be hind the Tsu Island and attacked from the west, Kamlmura, In the meantime, coming up from the south. The Russian fleet was surrounded. Its battle formation was broken up. Of the thirty six ships Rojestretisky took Into battle one small cruiser and two destroyers have arrived at Vladi vostok. A second cruiser escaped to the Siberian coast, but ran upon a reef and was blown tip by its own com mander. Three cruisers found shelter WHERE RUSSIA'S FLEET WAS ANIHII.ATED BY TOGO'S WAR SHII'S. at Manila, where they were Interned. Togo sunk or captured twenty-five Russian warships. Only the little cruiser Almaz ami a few destroyers escaped to Vladivostok. Vice Admiral Rojestvensky, seriously wounded, was taken prisoner, its was Rear Admiral Nebogatoff. Rear Admiral Voelkersam and Rear Admiral Enqulst were killed. The loss of life was frightful. More than 5.000 Russian sailors were killed or drowned, and more than 8,000 were taken prisoners. Togo's battleships and cruisers escaped practically un scathed, and he lost only three destroy ers in the battle. About 200 of Ills men were killed and wounded. Togo's victory has made Ills coun try for the future securely Immune from all danger of wanton aggression by occidental nations. There Is no safer nation In the world to-day, un less It bo the United States. Japan has no widespread colonies to defend ns has England. It has no weak bor ders and hostile neighbors as have Ger many and France. Only on the most serious provocations will any western nation quarrel with It, and then only perhaps If western nations are unanl- mous as to the rights and wrongs of the quarrel. Japan can easily use her power to her own ruin. That she will not go thus astray we may confidently be- TIIK MIKASA, AKAIIHAI. ItMJO'H FI-AGSII 11'. lleve, because of tlie wisdom slip has shown In the recent vent's while she lihs been deciding upon her policy to ward Russia and preparing to carry It Into execution. Something of what this victory hns guaranteed to Japan It will also guar antee to China. That .Japan will hence forth he the dominant spirit In Chi nese affairs is as pood as assured. The vivisection of the Chinese empire will no longer have ardent advocates among the nations. "Spheres of Influ ence" are much more apt to decrease than to enlarge a* the years go on. A DM I HA I, TOGO. Personal Peculiarities of the Japinete "Tluer of the Bea." Togo stands alone. There Is none with which to compare him. Farragut, Decatur, I.awrence. Nelson —such fa mous sea fighters simply upheld the records of their race and added glory to the fame already possessed by the flags under which they fought. Hut Togo comes of a race with no naval record; his career and the rise of Ja pan as a sea power are one nnd In dlssolvable. He Is the molt brilliant example of what occidental means may accomplish when grafted upon oriental methods. If Japan has many men of bis caliber to hurl Into the mart* of peace as well as Into the arena of war, then must the white men of the west look well to their laurels. The persistence, the patience, the self-sacrifice, the bravery, the energy, the adaptability, the Initiative, the ac curacy of judgment, the power of dis crimination —those traits of character displayed by Togo, by those whom he has directed and by those who have directed him, if turned Into the chan nels of manufacture and trade as they have been utilized In war, will make of the despised yeliow race of the east a competitor capable of rivaling If not excelling the best efforts of those races whose energy and Ingenuity have been the drlvewheels of progress and mod eru civilization. Japan has but Just now discovered herself. She is in the self-asserting mood. She is the marvel of the present and the enigma of the future. Of a family of the lesser nobility, ha was sent to England at the time when Japan was waking from her long deep. There he was educated. There he drank in the ways of the Occident without losing In the smallest degree the nature of the orient. There he served on a training ship and spent years In a naval school. When still a lad, lie went back to the Land of the Rising Sun prepared to do hi* full share in that marvelous transforma tion which has changed Japan from • sleeping land of romance to a place among the great powers in a modern and progressive world. He was placed In charge of the Japanese navy yard. He watched and directed every detail. When the war with China broke out ten years ago he commanded a battle ship and aided In bringing the Flow ery Kingdom to her knees. He, like his race In general, acccpted the vic tory as silently ns was accepted the theft by Russia of the benefits of that war. The lndtgnty forced upon Japan by Russia and the powers of the west at that time was met with scarcely a protest. Japan had not yet beeij awake long enough to stand upright and defiant in the face of her oppres sors. But there would come a time. Patiently Togo waited. Patiently the people of Japan waited. But while they waited they prepared. The time came. Russia, domineering, aggres sive and false, pushed the yellow men too close to the wall. Then caina the blow straight from the shoulder. The world woke up. It laughed, while It cheered the island nation in its defi ance of the great Muscovite empire which stretched its huge bulk from the Baltic to the Pacific, all the way across Europe, all the way across Asia. It was the defiance of Lllliput to Brob dignag. It was the coming out of Da vid to meet the Goliath of nations. Prom the moment of that first blow In the harbor of Chemulpo to the ob literation of the Russian fleet In the straits of Korea, from Port Arthur to Mukden, the yellow man has known nothing of anything but victory. Vic tory often hard won, but always vic tory. Russia has been hurled from her place high up among the naval powers almost to the bottom of the list, while Japan assumes a position from which she may dictate, with a reasonable as surance of being listened to. for the (trlii) Togo Is not a commander to be despised and the race from whirl) ha springs Is not one to be affronted. What the world knows of the Yellow Tiger of the Sea It has learned from his deeds. He Is not u talking man. Mis dispatches to the Mikado have al ways been brief, to the point of terse ness. There has been no boasting, no promising, and no "I regret to report." lie has been his own war correspond ent. No newspaper representatives has been permitted lo Interfere with bis plans by publishing them to the world. All that we have known of Togo's doings Is what he has done— not what he Is going to do. He has acted and reported afterwards. And there has always been absolute truth In his reports. There has been no need for him to withdraw a statement one* made. Raising False Hopes. Mr. Close —About how much does an automobile outfit for a woman cost? Mrs. Close (excited)—Oh, George, you're not going to buy an automobile, are you? Mr. Close—l should say not! I'm merely trying to figure out how far beyond his income that man Brassey Is living.—Brooklyn I-lfe. Heads of households are the bill footers of thalr families.