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JAPANESE WOMEN TELL OF
' TERRIBLE TREATMENT.
Russian Soldiers Order Women Off
The Train Japanese Now Well i
. . Along the Yalu River - 1
Other News. .
Tokio, Feb. 16. The government
is receiving additional circumstan
tial reports of the alleged cruelty of
the Russians toward Japanese ref
uges from Manchuria. The Japan
ese consul-general at Tien-Tsin has 1
just telegraphed the
here, giving a recital of the story
told by 13 women who have just
arrived at Shan Hai Kwan. The
I3 women were residing at Harbin
and started eouth on February q.
with 300 companions. One-half of
these, with the women, reached
Mukden on the ICtb and were ord
ered to leave the train by Russian
soldiers, who cruelly abused them
and detained the party, which they
tonally divided, the men being ord
ered to proceed to Port Arthur.
The women were Bent to, Niu
Schwang, where United States Con
eul Miller provided food and trans
portation for them to Shan Hai
The women sav thev iw nnvaral
Japanese' refugees cruelly beaten
and wounded. They say the Rus
sian soldiers robbed them of money
and jewelry, come of the Japanese
escaped punishment by biibing the
The Japanese government and
people are deeply stirred by. these
reports of refugees.. They point to
their own correct attitude toward
the Russians in Japan, and de
nounce the Russians as barbarians.
The sinking of the Nakonura
Maru and the treatment of refugees
is creating a feeling which betokenB
a bitter and relentless war. It is
improbable that the Japanese will
retaliate in kind, whatever excesses
the Russians commit.
The Japanese are unable to un
derstand why the men dnd women
refugees from Harbin were divided.
It is suggested that Russia in
tends to hold tbe men at Port Ar
thur in the hope of avoiding bom
bardment. This, however, appears
New York; Feb. i7. The World's
Chemulpo correspondent wires as
According to military officials
here, tbe Japanese have now rolled
their battle front along a line some
distance south of the Yalu river.
This is their fighting front the line
which they are moving to hold
stretches from the- great wall of
China lo Vladivostok. : The fight
ing front is almost entirely concern
ed with Corea. There are two lines,
one reaching from Chong Yu to
Kilju. from side to side of Corea,
and is the strategic line south of
the Yalu river.
Eighty thousand of Japans' best
fighting men aremaseed on the first
line. Twenty thousand men are
holding the second line. Altogeth
er abaut 120,000 troops have been
landed in Corea. .
New York, Feb. 15. The Her
ald's Chefoo special dated Tuesday,
The British steamer Wenchow,
detaioed at Port Arthur 6ince the
opening of.hos'.ilitiei, arrived, here
today full of Japanese refugees and
reports the Russian fleet moving in
the direction of Corea. .
The Japanes are hastening their
preparations on Elliot Island with
transport and commissariat, from
which tbey will make a big attack
on Port Arthur.
In Manchuria the railway guard
has been considerably strengthened
in fear of interruption by the
St. Petersburg, Feb. 15. The
Russian second-cass cruiser Boya
rin, was blown up by a mine Feb
ruary i3 in the same manner as
was the Russian torpedo transport
Yenisei. She had on board 197 of
ficers and men, al ot whom, it is
understood were lost.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 17. The
report circulated here today than
the Russian cruiser Boyarin was.
blown up last Saturday and that all
lier officers and crew, lt7 in num
ber, were lost, is confirmed from a
.Hakodate, Feb. 15. Violation of
every rule of civilized warfare and
wanton murder of non-combatants
is charged by. passengers, who ar
rived here this afternoon on board
the Britishsteamer Missouri, Cap
tain Brtce, wmcb sailed; for Ban
Francisco, via this port, from Nag.
a eaki on January 3. The Missou
ri was a witness, while , near Yezo
Island, of the attack on two small
Japaaese merchantmen by the
four vessels of the Russian Siberian
fleet. : . .- ;; " . ;.
The two veasels according to the
story brought to port by the Mis
souri, were surnrised bv the Rub-
siane; f The latter fired scroes the
bows of both draft, the usual signal
to heaye to.
The captain of the ship immedi-
authorities'?1? ?.uU!d down his ,fla .and
torew bis steamer into me winxu
This action, instead of being pleas
ing to jthe Russians, seemed to ex
asperate them; and they began fir
ing at the vessels. The command
er of the other ship, being nearly
out cf range, quickly clapped on all
steam and took a chance in order to
escape. He succeeded more through
the poor fire of the Russians than
hisTjwn good management, leaving
her sitter ship t) her fate.
, According to the story told by the
passengers on the Missouri, the
Russian squadron steamed around
the ill-fated vessel, firing at her
with their big guns and hitting her
mere than once. Finally, although
the Japanese unarmed vessel had
done her beet to surrender, a torpe
do was launched from the Russian
flagahip'which struck the craft al
most amidships. There was a sud
den upheaval, a cloud of steam, and
111 an nstant where there had been
a vessel was only a mass of floating
Tb Russians according to this
report, made no attempt to rescue
tae 33 persons on board, and they
all perished miserably. The Mis
souri was not close enough to be of
any assistance to the victims, neith
er was her commander in a position
to defy the Russians '. if he desired
to.; . When the news of the outrage
reached here it caused a profound
Seoul, Feb. 16. It is reported that
Japanese warships have ' trapped
three Russian ship at Yangampbo.
No other details are given.
Tbe St. Petersburg correspondent
to the Taglicbe Bundschau lavs
bUU Russian soldiers were frozen
to death while' marching across
Lbke Baikal, the, thermometer be
ing 50 degrees below. The corres
pondent aoos mat tne railway a.
cross the lake is not finally com
pleted and the troops, probably
part of the detachment, which had
to mase a z-mue marcn, were
caught in a blizzard.
New York, Feb. 16 The Her
ald's Chefoo special dated Tuesday
L3:io p. m. Eastern time Bays:
. The British steamer Wenchow,
detained at Port Arthur since the
opening of hostilities, . arrived
here today full of Japanese refugees
and reports of Russian fleet mov
ing in the direction of Corea.
The Japanese are hastening their
preparations on Elliot Island with
transport and commlssariatt, from
which tbey will make a big attack
on Port Arthur. .
In Manchuria the railway guard
has been considerable strengthened
in fear of interruption by the Chi
nese. New York, Feb. I7, The
World's Chemulpo correspondent
wires as follows:
According to a military official
here, the Japanese have now rol
led their battle front along a line
some distance south of the Yalu
river. This is their fighting front
the line which they are moving to
hold stretches from the great wall
of China to Valdivostok. Their
fightingting front is almost entirely
concerned with Corea. There are
two lines, one reaching from Chong
Yu to Kilju, from side to side of
Corea, and is the strategic line
south of the Yalu River.
Eighty thousand of Japan's best
fighting men are massed on this
first.line. Twenty thousand men
are" holding the second line. Alto
gether about 120,000 troops have
been landed in Corea. ,
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THE THIRD BATTLE.
PORT ARTHUR AT THE MER
CY OF THE JAPANESE.
Japanese Soldiers Continue Aggretf-
; sive Warfare and Command
the Situation Port Ar- '
thur Expected to Fall
at Any Time.
Washington, Feb. 16. Advices
received here from the far east via
London go far to confirm the report
of the third battle at Port Arthur.
which was. received at the state de
partment last Friday afternoon. At
that ' time special corresDondects
sent out the news marked unofficial
but which was believed to be cor
rect except that " the details were
This morning dispatches were re
ceived from Chefoo stating that in
the third engagement tbe Russians
lost eight vessels Bunk and nine
captured. It is also stated by the
dispatch that one Japanese battle
ship was disabled and ; three cruis
ers, but to what extent it is not
known. ' -
It is further Btated that Port Ar
thur is practically at the' mercy of
the Mikado's troops and .may fall
at any time if the occupancy of the
stronghold has not already been
Another dispatch from Tien Tein
states that there is fierce fighting
betweeu the. Japanese and Russians
near Wi Ju'on the Yalu river. No
particulars are obtainable but ow
ing to the fact that the Japanese
are rushingJtroops into Manchuria,
high omcials in the naval and War
department believe that land troops
have met in large forces and the
news of the first land engagement
will be forth coming so soon as cor
respondents can overcome the cen
sorship, which may only be accom
plished by irksome journeys to oat
lying cities-tree to a certain extent
in the; transmission of reports.
Ying Kow, Manchuria, Port of
New Chwang, Feb 11. About mid
night Monday, February, 8, Port
Arthur was aroused by firing big
guns. Six Japanese torpedo boats
had approached within a mile of
tbe Russian fleet and were showing
pg. fannels aud signals just like
those of the Russians. The Japan
ese torpedo boats kept close to tbe
Russian ships before they were 'dis
covered. Each Japanese boat dis
charged torpedoes, three of which
tcok effect , striking thebattle ships
Czarevitch and Retzlzan and the
cruiser Pallada.- The damaged
ships returned to the harbor to a
Notwithstanding a continuous
firejrom ships and forts, four Jap
anese torpedo boats escaped. One
however, was sunk, and another
which was in a Binking condition,
was deserted by ner crew and was
afterwards captured by the Rus
sians. Several Japanese cruisers could
be seen in the distance, and the re
mainder of the Japanese fleet was
still farther off, lying eastward and
- After the retirement of the Jap
anese torpedo boats the Russian
cruiser equadroo, 6nder Admiral
Mokompeky. followed to investigate
and then returned. Action ceased
at 3 a. m. The loss on the Russian
ships was eight killed and 20 injur
ed. Apart from the disablement of
the three Rns?iaa ships the damage
done to the fleet and forts was not
very great. There were many RuS'
sian torpedo boat destroyers in the
harbor, but they were not ready to
resist the attack. Tbe Japanese,
in tact created a great deal of sur
prise, not only by their unexpected
onslaught, but by the promptness
and bravery with which they acted.
On Tuesday morning news arriv
ed from Dalny that the Japanese
fleet was steering westward in at
tack formation. It came in sight
at 11 a. m. There were in all 15
ships six battle ships, six first
class cruisers and three second-class
: The Russians had-r3 large yes-,
sels, under Admiral Stark on the
flagship Petropavlovak and Rear
Admiral Prince Kokomompsky' on
the flagbiip Peresivl, including the
Pallada and the Czarevitch, the lat
terthe flagship of Rear-Admiral
Mollas, and the Retzivan, which
was lying eground across the inner
It was low water. ' Action wps
commenced by the. big guns of tha
land battery The morninz was
dull with a light wind,- and - the "
. ' J uu u av.uuw.uu .
fto observe the details of the action.
Twenty shells fell in. the western
harbor, where many vessels flying
neutral flags were anchored.
. After tbe commencement of thd
action all the people fled toward ' &
hill outside of the town, under Dto -
tottinn , A lUlln 4l"
first shell was fired a big 12-incb.
one exploded, smashlnir thn offiiw "
' m nuiu BlkCl ftliv
fronts of the Suenbershs-Yalu Con
cession company and the Rus90v
Ihe streets were then entirely
deserted, but the local police kept
splendid order. There was no loot
ing.. Women and children were
very brave. Regiments from the
adjoining barracks came running -
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LUIUUU tuc HIWU Vi IttKB Up -QB-
fense positions in the event of thn '
Japanese landing.. - ' -
The Japanese warships steamed -slowly
past in line of battle to tbe
westward and about four miles off.
each veasnl hpcirmintr t.o tiro nhan
opposite Russian ships, which were
two miles off shore. Th enaction be
came general. . There was no ma-
neuvenng, simply heavy and fast
firing. The firing ceased at noon.
The JananARA ntiina withrlraarlno tr .
the southward, having lost one bat
tleship and one large cruiser put
out of action. One small boat was
chased and suck bv the Russian
JNovik, which afterward received a -
DUDli A. UCl WBbOr JlilUf UUI UUu
reached port all right, Admiral
BkAn - 1 . 1 : 1 i i
Stark eigDaling "well done," while
the rest of the fleet cheered her ar
rival. ; -- .
Even the three Russian ships a
ground fired during the action. Af
ter tbe Czarevitch got off at high
water and was towed into a basin,
where she is now. being repaired.
The. Pallada made her own re
pairs and rejoined the fleet. The
RAtaivan vroe ofill onmnnil irlon T
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left. 1 .
' The casualties of the Russian side
were 22 killed and 64 wounded, '
nearly half of which occurred on
the Pallada and the Novlk. The
Japanese fleet sailed southward atf
1 p. m., and all was quiet.
Tokio, Feb, 16. The govern--ment
is receiving additional circum
stantial reports of the alleged jpuz.
elty of the Russians towafdfflthe
Japanese refugees from Manchuria.
ine Japanese i;onsui-uenerai at -Tien-Tsin
has just telegraphed the
authorities here, giving a recital of
the story told by 13 women who
The 13 women were residing at
Harbin, and started South on .Feb
ruary 9, with 300 companions-One-haif
of these, with the women,
reached Mukden on the roth and
were ordered to leave the train by
Russian soldiers, who crually abu
sed them and detained the party,
which they finally divided, the men
being ordered to proceed to Port
Arthur. The women were sent to
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i.iiu vuwaug, wucie uimcu Ota ICS .
Corjnsul Miller provided food and
transportation for them to Shan
The women say they saw several
Japanese retugese cruelly beaten
and wounded. They Fay the Rus
sian soldiers robbed them of money
and jewelry.- Some of the Japanese
escaped punishment by bribing the
soldiers. - .x
The Japanese Government and
people are greatly stirred by these
reports of abuse and suffering sus
tained by the refugees. They point
to their own correct attitude toward
the Russians in Japan, and denoun
ce the Russians as barbarians.
The sinking of the Nakonuar
iiAtll u u u u LUC bicaiuicu, ui iciu
gees is creating a feeling which be
tokens a bitter and relentless war.
It is improbable that the Japanese
will retaliate in kind, whatever ex
cesses the Russians commit.
The Japanese are unable to un
derstand why the men and women
refugees irom Harbin were divided.
It is suggested that Russia intends
to hold the men at Port Arthur ia
the hope of avoiding bombard-
tremely improbable. ......
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