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Vol. XVII. No. 9.
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Tokio, April 16. The long await
ed report of Vice-Admiral Togo, de
scribing the seventh Japanese at
tack on Port Arthur reached the
navy department tonight. The re
port is as follows:
"The attack opened April 11.
Two destroyerd ivisions of our tor
pedo flotilla and one steamer reach
ed the mouth of the river at mid
night, April 12. Despite the ene
my's searchlights, they succeeded
in sinking mines quickly in several
places. Another destroyer flotilla,
with the special mission of drawing
out the enemy, while reconnoitericg
April 13, southeast of the LlaoThie
Shan promontory outside the har
bor, encountered a four-masted de
stroyer of the enemy, which they
attacked and sunk lh ten minutes.
"About the same time they ob
served another destroyer coming
from the direction of Liao Thie
Shan. They attacked it, but ow
ing to the long range did not suc
ceed in sinking it. It fled and took
refuge in the harbor. Our casu
alities were only two sailors slight
ly wounded. We bad no time to
pick up the enemy's drowning ow
ing to the approach of the cnemy'e
cruiser Bayan.
"The third squadron reaching
outside the harbor at 8 o'clock in
the morning, protected the second
destroyer fljtilla and reconnoitered
at the same time. At 9. a. m. the
cruiser attacked us at long range.
The enemy's cruisers Novik, Ask
old and Diana, together with the
battle ships Petropavlosvk, Pobie-
da, Poltava and other vessels
joined the Bigan and attacked us.
roe third squadron gave battle and
gradually drew trie enemy to tbe
southeast for about 15 miles.
"At this time the first squadron
wfiich was bidden in a fog 30 miles
distant, received a wireless message,
quickly advanced and attacked the
6nemy,, who retreated. We chased
them to the barboV entrance, where
a ship of the Pitropavlovsk type
was seen blown up by a mine, eunk
by us tbe night before at 10:30.
Two other o! the enemy a ships
seeing 'this showed utter confusion.
Another ship also was seen iiljwn
up by mines, but she could not be
ident:fUd, owing to tbe confusion
which prevailed tor about an hour
lhe remaining ot toe enemy s
ships, shooting water from both
tides, gralually went into the har
bor, and by noon none of the ene-
my's ships was seen outside the
harbor. .
"There were no casualties in the
third squadron. The enemy's loss
likely. is slight. Our first squadron
bad not reached tbe sua range at
o'clock in the aftercosn of tbe eame
dey and our squadron left tbe
mouth of the harbor for our tin
porary rendezvous.
"Again after preparation at 4 p
m., April 14, we went toward Port
Arthur with the second, fourth and
fifth deetioyer flotilla. The ninth
torpedo flotilla reached the mouth
of the harbor at 3 o'clock in tbe
morning, April 15, and sue
ceeded in effecting its mission. At
7 a. m. the third squadron appear
ed before the harbor, but was not
observed by the enemy. The squad
ron found the inner harbor quiet,
The first equadron reached Port Ar
thur at 9 o'clock the same morning,
Observing three floating mines laid
by the enemy, the equadron shot
and sank them.
"At 10 a. m. the cruisers Nias-
shin and Kasaga were detached to
go under the Liao Thie Shan prom
ontory and open an indirect can
nonade on the inner harbor, which
was kept op for about an hour,
The enemy's forts and ships inside
replied but without damage. Tbese
two ehips in their first trial against
the enemy must nave had good el-
feet, as the new fortress west of
Liao Thie Shan was silenced by
them. At half past JL in the after
noon they ceased firing and return
ed to the fleet.
battleship ' Missouri throws little
additional light upon the cause of
tbe 'recent explosion, all agreeing
that the rapid firing was the prima
ry cause. Two of the men now in
the hospitals will receive recogni
tion from the department for valient
service. These two men are Sea
men McDade and Welles. They
were in the magazine when the first
explosion occurred and sparks be
gan dropping from . the turret to
their magazine. ; At the time the
trough through which powder is
passed was opened and about tour
charges of powder on the outside.
McDade saw the danger. Knowing
the powder on the outside would
catch and unless the opening in the
magazine was closed that too would
explode, he reached his arm through
the opening and attempted to un
fasten the catch to close tbe open
ing, but it refused to work. He
then placedris body in the opening
until Welles could empty a large
powder can,- and when this was
done the can was shoved into the
opening, partly closing it. The
men then filled all the crack b with
swab, thus preventing any flames
from penetrating the magazine.
Ori deck, the men stood at their
posts like real heroeB. Not a man
flinched, although death stared ev
ery one in the face.
Pulls Patients Away from Windows
and Pilots Them to a Safe Re
treat A Fa'al Four Story
Plunge Other News.
Pensacola,. Fla., April 16. In a
riot here tonight between police and
bluejackets from tbe warships and
a few artillerymen from Fort Bar
rancas, one enlisted man named
Banks, of the Seventh artillery, was
killed, and four bluejackets from
the Iowa and Alabama were wound
ed, although not seriously.
Three police officers were at the
patrol call box when a petty officer
from one of the ships blew a whis
tle signal in u se on the ships for the
men to assemble. Folly 300 men
assembled and rushed the police
men, separating tnem. 1 wo ol the
policemen backed away from the
crowd, firing as fast as possible at
tbe advancing bluejackets, who
were burling stones, bottles and
other missiles at them. It was dur
ing this shotting that the artillery
man was killed. '
Reinforcerrents from the police
station arrived at this juncture, and
partly dispersed the bluejackets,
Later, oifine to many threats of
the men from the warships to kill
the police, Admiral Baiker ordered
marine guards from two of tbeehips
ashore, and they quelled the riot
and prevented the trouble.
Paris, April" 16. All the papers
necessary tor the transler ot toe
Panama canal to the United states
are now completed. They include
inventories and schedules of tbe
property belonging to the company
in ranama, nere ana eisewnere.
These have been carefully gone over
and checked by W. A. Day and
Charles W. Russell, the assistant
attorney-generals who came - from
Washington to assist lu the trans
fer cf the property and the officers
of the company. The most import
ant paper is tbe contract for tbe
here to night. In the saloon were'
Warred, Mrs. Warren and Frank
LewiB. The stranger ordered them.
t3 throw up their hands.
lhe men obeyed, but Mrs. War.
ren ran out the- back door and ran
around to the front entranoe, where
the robbers fired a shot at her, the
bullet hitting her in the right side,
penetrating the lung. Warren then
grappled with the criminal and suc
ceeded in ejecting him. and the
robber escaped. " Mrs. Warren " is
dangerously wounded.
London, April 16. While it is
authoritatively stated that the Jap
anese have no submarine navy at
tha present time, and therefore it is
impossible that tbe Russian batt'e
ship Petropavlovsk could have been
sunk by a boat of this cla?e, it is
understood that the Japanese ar
senals and navy-yarde are working
over. time on two or more subma
rine boats, which will be ready be
fore the Russian Baltic squadron
reaches the Far .bast.
Pensacola, Fla., April 16. In
formation received today from the
Paris, April 16. The Matin's St.
Petersburg correspondent sends an
interview which he had with Grand
Duke Vladimir, in which, after giv
ing the details of a telegram from
Grand Duke Boris relating to the
escape of Grand Duke Cyril, Vladi
mir said: -
"Here we all believe that the ca
tastrophe to the. Petropavlovsk was
caused by a Japanese submarine
vessel. It must have been a sub
marine that discharged a torpedo,
which, striking tbe battle ship near
the engine room, caused an explo
sion of the boilers. - We knew that
the Japanese had two submarine
vessels, but we could not imagine
that they would be -mad enough to
send such little boats so far from
fleet, ot that they would even risk
them at the entrance pi Port Ar
thur harbor. The- submarine which
effected the destruction of the bat
tle ship must certainly have suck.
Indianapolis, April 17. While
the city fire department, reinforced
by companies from the suburbs, was
being taxed to its utmost fighting
the Occidental hotel fire this morn
ing, an alarm 'was turned in
from St. Vincent s hospital. When
the first fire company arrived one
life had been lost and several were
seriously injured in the panic that
For time it seemed that the
flames, which started in a pile of
rags under the east stairway, would
find their way to the upper floors,
resulting In a frightful holocaust.
At every window on tbe third and
fourth floors were crowded the pan
ic-stricken men and women scream
ing for help to those on the street
below. y .- .
The panic that raged on the third
and fourth floors continued until
long after the fire had been extin
guished. Patients who had just undergone
surgical operations rushed fromtheir
beds to tbe windows and attempted
to throw themselves to the ground.
. Harriet Leaby, an old employe of
tbe hospital, leaped from a window
on the fourth floor, and when pick
ed up was dead. In the rear the
men and women were making ropes
of bedclolhing by which they es
caped to the ground below. " Kate
Beach, less fortunate than the rest,
lost her hold and fell from the third
floor, and is now in a critical con
dition from internal injuries . sustained.
An unusual number of surgical
operation? were performed in the
hospital cn Saturday. Many of
the patients carried from their beds
in the rescues were in a criticalcon
diiion, and both physicians in
charge fear that many fatalities
may result. The patients were car
tied to the male ward, which is on
the first floor, and was not serious
ly affected by the panic which rag
ed in the upper floors.
Improvised cots and mattresses
were brought into use and a general-call
for medical assictince- sent
throughout the city. Within a
short time about 100 physicians ar
rived andjt he patients were cared for.
Harry Nichols, who underwent
an operation for appendicitis a few
hours before the outbreak of tbe fire
jumped from his bed and ran down
tour flights of stairs into tbe street.
His condition is critical.
James Dawson, an emaciated pa
tient, worked heroically among the
panic-stricken men and women on
the third floor. One after another
he pulled away from the windows
tho:e. who were preparing to jump
to the street below and piloted tbem
through the smoke to places of safe
ty on tbe first floor.
After saving 27 nurses and pa
tients from possible injury in this
manner, be lost consciousness and
was carried into' the male ward,
where medical attention was given
him. For a time it was thought
that he comld nit undergo the ter
rible strain to which he bad been
The fire which for almost two
hours threatened to destroy the
principal retail district was discov
ered at an early hour this morning
in tbe Occidental hotel. Every fire
company in the city, as well as
thos8 from outlying suburbs, was
summoned. The house was filled
with guests, and a panic was nar
rowly averted.
There were many narrow escapes
from the flames and suffocation, the
inmates being compelled to leave
the buildiDg clad only in their
The hotel , which fronts for half
a block on Illinois street, south of
Washington street, is valued at
$100,000, and is gutted. The loss is
estimated at $75,000.
Owing to the fire proof construc
tion of the hospital tbe actual loss
to the building will not exceed a
$1,000. -
New York. April 15. Girls i nam
ing from upper windows, out ef
which dense columns of smoke were -pouring
and tongues of flame were
shooting, was the scene that appall- -ed
hundreds of spectators, that ' an
alarm of fire had gathered this
morning about the burning dye
works conducted by William Neiste
in Williamsburg.
The fire broke out on the third -floor
of the building and it is learn
ed that all but three persons who
worked there were successful in
gaining the second Btory. When
so near safety it was ascertained
that the fire had swept down the
elevator shaft and had consumed
the stairs leading to the floors a
bove. Then there was a panic,' and be
fore firemen could raise ladders,
frantic women were leaping to the
ground below.
Those who jumped from second
story windows escaped with slight
injuries. -
Simon Trotter, a dyeman employ
ed on the top floor, jumped, and
was crushed on the pavement be
low. He was followed by a young
girl, who plunged headlong from a
window on the upper floor and met
a like fate. A second -girl jumped
from the eame window and was
caught in a net held by four fire
men. She sustained no Injury. '
Washington, April 15. Secreta
ry Shaw has advised Senator Mitch
ell that Oregon gold will, be used
in the Lewis and Clark . souvenir
dollars, unless some other senator
asks that a portion of tbem be
struck from golds in other states
that is equally good. Secretary Shaw
Fays: ''I will put as much senti
ment into tbe proposition as possible.
St Petersburg, April 15. A tel
egram from Grand Duke Boris to
Grand Duke Vladimir, dated at Li
ao Yang yesterday, gives Grand
Duke Cyril's account of his escape
from death in the disaster to the
Petropavlosvk. According to his
story, Cyril fell at tbe moment of .
the explosion to the port side of the
biidge, and from there be lowered
himself to the deck. He was then
swept away by an immense wave .
and Bank to a considerable depth,
but succeeded in regaining the sur
face. By his own efforts he caught
a floating fragment of the Petropav-
lovsk's steam launch to which he
clung for about tea minutes, when '
he was picked up by tbe destroyer
Bezshumi.' The telegram adds that
Cyril's ' aide-de-camp, Lieutenant
Von Kube, perished.
Biker City, Or., April 15. Pow-,
der is still rising here in the city.
Water is overflowing one bridge and
tbe river is out of it) banks in sev
eral places. Tbe cellars are filled
with water. The Sumpter Valley
railway is still unable to run trains.
Heavy rains it the mountains re
ported last night may increase the
flood. Another O. R. & N. bridge
over Buret river near Durkee, 20
miles east of here went cut this
Eastbound JNo. b. which left
Portland last night, is tied up here,
and orders have ben issued to sell
no eastbound tickets for three dayB.
It is tbe most serious situation' in
many years.
Berkeley, CaL, April 17 A
masked man displaying two revolv
ers entered the saloon of Chris War
ren on the country road north "of
Kobe, Japan, April 15. It is as
serted in naval circles here that tbe
Japanese arranged to lay 30 mines
at the entrance of Port Arthur, and
then entice the Russians out. The
mines were placed in position, and
fort Arthur was bombarded April
13. Several Russian ships besides
the Petropavlovsk were damaged.
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