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y'T&E MOKNING OBEGQNIA2?, TUESDAY. JAOTARY 24, l0o.
ELDER 18 GIVEff UP
Turned Over to the Under
writers. STEAMER MAY NOT BE SAVED
Crew Paid Off ano Officers Trans
ferred to the Costa Rica Ves
sel's Condition Worse Than
. at Time of Accident.
The steamer Geo. "W. Elder has passed
out of the hands of the San Francisco &
Portland Steamship Company and Is now
in possession of the underwriters. The
company lias found It more advisable to
take the Insurance than keep 'the battered
wreck that Is banging over the ledge of a
rocky reef In the Columbia near Goble.
The crew hae- been paid off. the -officers
have gone to San Francisco to take charge
of the Costa Rica, which will be placed on
the run, and "the Insurance company will
now see what It can do toward saving the
vessel. "Whether or not she will ever
again see active service Is a question.
There was no change, except for the
worse, In the position of the stranded
vessel yesterday. She is still hanging on
the edge of the reef with a list of 10 de
grees to starboard. She' has swung partly
across the current, and there Is some dan
ger of her slipping off to the forward. If
she does so ihe will sink in 96 feet or
water. The hull has gradually eettled
down with the crushing In of her plates,
and now three feet or more of water
etands on her 'tween decks. One hundred
and fifty tons of the cargo, flour, beer and
the like, that was above the water line,
was removed yesterday and brought to
A diver was sent down to the scene yes
terday afternoon, and today will make a
thorough examination of the hull. Until
he reports, the extent of the damage can
not be definitely known. An effort was
made to get a tarpaulin over the hole In
order to pump the eteamer out, but It
proved unsuccessful, and nothing could
he done toward getting the remainder of
!her irelght out of the hold. There Is some
fear that If too much of the cargo is light
ened it may cause her hold on the rock
to be loosened. In which case she might
drop into the deeper water alongside the
reef The steamer Is evidently held fast
toy a Jutting point of the rock, which Is
causing her decks to bulge up immedi
ately over the hole In the hull.
Steamboat men who " paased the Elder
yesterday afternoon thought her position
-would be precarious after the fall of the
tide,, as the Indications were for a high
Tvlnd in the lower river. The hole amid
ships Is unprotected foy bulkhends. and if
the strain should, rip out a few feet more
of the bottom the Elder would go doytat
like s, stone.
The agents of the companies in which
the steamer is insured are Johnson &
Hlgglns, of San Francisco, and theVr
Northern representative Is William Low;
who will arrive from Seattle this morning
to take charge of the ship. He will decide
whether efforts are to be made to float the
vessel or whether she is to be dismantled
on the spot. Opinions ae to the chances
of saving the vessel are about equally di
vided. While her age Is against her. that
will not prevent an attempt toward rais
ing her if such a course Is found to be
practicable. If she can be lifted with pon
toons, she will be brought to St. Johns
and placed on the drydock. If she Is not
foand to be worth the expense, her ma
chinery and fittings will be taken out and
her hull otherwise disposed of.
The steamer Costa Rica, which will be
put on the Elder's run until the Newport
is ready for the service, is a smaller ves
sel of the Pacific Mall line, which has
made a few trips to Portland. She will
sail north from San Francisco Saturday
and will run on the Elder's schedule. Cap
tain Clem Randall left south by train last
night to take charge of the steamer. He
was accompanied by Purser Heywood.
Second Officer Boutilller and Third Officer
Johnson. First Officer Mason will remain
on the Elder for the present.
Before their departure, the depositions
or the Elder's officers were taken. These
will be used at the Investigation to be
held In a few days by Local United States
Inspectors Edwards and Fuller, who will
inquire into the accident in order to de
termine the responsibility of Pilot Snow,
who was in charge of the vessel at the
time she struclc Captain Snow is one of
the most experienced pilots on the river
and attends to all the pilotage of the San
Francisco & Portland Company's steam
ers between this city and Astoria. The
accepted bellel Is that the disaster was
due to the disabling of the Elder's steer
TELEGRAPH AS EXCURSION BOAT
Captain Scott Will Not Put Her on
Regular Route on River.
Captain U. B. Scott, of Seattle, was in
the city yesterday completing arrange
ments for bringing his fast steamer, the
Telegraph, around to Portland from Pugct
Sound. The Telegraph will be .run exclu
sively as an excursion boat on the Wil
lamette and Columbia Rivers. It was
Captain ScottV first intention to put her
on the Portland-Dalles route, but he be
lieves now that the boat can be operated
to better advantage carrying excursions
to various points on the two rivers during
the Fair. Many of the Eastern people
who will visit Portland during the Sum
mer will not fall to see the Pacific Ocean
after coming this far West, and with this
class of tourists the Telegraph will prove
a popular boat, owing to her speed. Cap
tain Scott says the steamer can leave
Portland in the morning, allow the pas
sengers several hours on the beach, and
easily return to the city while It is yet
daylight. Trips -will also be made to the
Cascades. The Dalles and to other points.
The captain believes the travel to this
city will far exceed the expectations of
The date for bringing the Telegraph
around from Puget Sound has not been
Hxed yet. It is not likely the attempt
will be made until Spring, when the
weather has become settled.
WILL CARRY CONTRABAND.
Several Vessels Chartered to Load at
Not much Is heard about blockade-runners
and contraband cargoes these days.
If any more such shipments are intended
from Portland, the promoters are keeping
the matter very quiet. So far as can be
learned, no oats or other provisions are
being accumulated here for transportation
to Russian Asiatic ports. A number of
tramp steamers, however, have been or
dered to San Francjsco to load grain and
other contraband for the Russians. The
Evandale is the last vessel to start, she
having Just left Singapore for the Golden
Gate. A San Francisco dispatch telis"bf
the coming of two other vessels. It says:
"Word has been received here that two
large tramp steamers sailed from Oriental
ports for San Francisco. They are the
British steamers Glenturret and Inver
ness. It is hot known for what purpose
the vessels are coming here, but in ship
ping circles! the word goes around that
they will Join the blpckade-runners. Oth
er vessels are said to have been won from
the trade between peaceful countries to
become factors in the great struggle In
the Faj East, and In a few days they will
be Jlsted from this Coast."
None of the" glory that Is to be obtained
by eluding the watchful Japanese war
ships that blockade the port of Vladivo
stok is desired by gome members of the
crew of the British steamer Tottenham,
which is said to have been chartered .to
carry a cargo of grain to Siberia, says the
San Francisco Examiner. Though their
contracts for service on the steamer have
another year to run, they aver that they
will not sail on the vessel if she is to un
dertake what they term a hazardous tripl
When the vessel is loaded and ready for
sea it Is probable they will acquaint' Cap
tain Peters with their intentions and ask
to be sent home.
A small bonus is generally paid to the
crew of a vessel on this sort of a mission
In the event of Its reaching the Siberian
port safely, hut the officers figure that
the remuneration is not equal to the risks
that are to be encountered.
GREAT SHIP LEAVES FOR ORIENT
Principal Cargo of the Liner Minne
sota Is Cotton.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Jan. 23. With 26.000
tons of freight, the largest cargo ever
carried by a ship, and 141 passengers, the
Great Northern Steamship Company's
new Oriental liner Minnesota cleared from
her berth at this port at 4:30 this after
noon and started on her initial trip to
Manila and Oriental points. A large
crowd gathered to watch the departure
of the huge ship, and she was given
round after round of applause as she
backed away from her dock and headed
down the Sound.
Cotton comprises the greatest shipment
of any single article of the vessel's cargo,
which is made up of general merchandise,
structural Iron and steel, machinery and
77 flat cars for use on an Oriental rail
road. The Minnesota will make regular
trips between this city and the Orient,
running on a schedule. She will "reach
here on her return trip on April 2.
Low Price for Tug.
ABERDEEN. Wash.. Jan. 23. (Special.)
At a meeting of the stockholders of
the Grays Harbor Tugboat Company this
afternoon It was decided to purchase the
tug John Cudahy, now lying at Seattle,
for $15,000. The tug belongs to the Pa
cific Coast Packing Company, which is in
the hands of a receiver, who is disposing
of the company's assets to pay the debts.
The tug was built in 1900 and cost 540,000.
It is practically new. The tug is 93 feet
5 inches long, with a beam of 10 feet 2
inches and a depth of hold of 10 feet 3
Inches. Her gross tonnage is 123.
Extensive Repairs to Schooner.
ABERDEEN, Wash.. Jan. 23. (Special.)
The Llndstrom Ship-Yard Company has
been awarded the contract to repair the
schooner Oliver J. Olsen, on her way from
San Pedro to Aberdeen. The Olsen is a
new vessel, but her owners permitted her
to make two voyages to Australia with
out overhauling and the result is a badly
demoralized bottom, the torredo having
got full sway during the last trip. It will
require an expenditure of from $5,000 to
$6,000 to put the Olsen In good condition.
Carleton Is Floated.
BELLINGHAM. Wash.. Jan. 23. The
tug Tyee this morning succeeded In mov
ing the stranded ship Carleton from the
beach at a pblnt near Squallcum Creek.
The ship has been buoyed with pontoons
and. taking advantage of the high tide, the
tug pulled her about 50 feet off from the
sands. The Carleton went ashore here
during the storm of December 27 and
many efforts to pull her off have been un
availing. Why Leelanaw Was Late.
TACOMA, Wash., Jan. 23. The steamer
Leelanaw, which was so long overdue as
to cause considerable anxiety, is In port.
The delay was explained by the fact that
the Leelanaw was held at Niblack Island
The sailing of the China liner Aragonla
was delayed, as most of the longshore
men we.re working or were sent down to
Goble to assist In getting the cargo out of
the Elder. The Aragonla will probably get
away this morning.
The German ship Carl was taken up
through the bridges yesterday to load at
Inman, Poulsen & Co.'s mill.
The Italian ship S. Celeste was cleared
yesterday by the Northwestern Warehouse
Company for Queenstown with 53,515 sacks
of wheat valued at 571,000.
Domestic and -Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA. Jan. 23. Arrived down at 10 A.
M. French bark Vllle fle Mulhouse. Condition
of the bar at 5 P. M., rough; wind southeast;
woather cloudy, thick outside. No shipping.
San Francisco, Jan. 23. Arrived Steamer
Aurella, from Portland; steamer Sonoma, from
Sydney and Honolulu; Norwegian steamer Ti
tania. from Ladysmlth; rteamer Homer, from
Gray's Harbor; steamer Norwood, from Seat
tle; uteamer G. C Llndaucr. from Gray's Har
bor: steamer Sequoia, from Willapa Harbor.
Cleared Dtitlsh ship .Eva Montgomery, for
Taltal; steamer W. H. Kruger, for. Gray's
Harbor; schooner Advent, for Coos Bay;
schooner "VVinslow, for Gray's Harbor; schoon
er King Cyrus, for Gray's Harbor.
Yokohama. Jan. 23. Sailed Empress of
China, from Hong Kong for Vancouver.
OVERALL WAS NOT DRAFTED.
Big Pitcher Goes to Cincinnati on a
CINCINNATI. Jan. 23. Player Overall
was not properly drafted by the Cincin
nati National League club, and player
Graham's draft by the Detroit American
League club docs not hold, according to
a decision announced today by the Na
tional Baseball Commission, which denies
a petition ot Detroit for a draft against
the Tacoma club, of the Pacific Coast
League. Those players had nonreserve
contracts with the Tacoma club, and that
club, therefore, loses no players by draft,
although Overall goes to Cincinnati on a
The Pacific Coast League was not a
party to the agreement at the time of its
adoption or when the rules were made
that' govern the commission nt the pres
ent time and no bulletins of players In
clubs of that league were filed with Sec
retary Farrell. of the National Associa
tion, for which reasons ft is held that the
draft should not be opened.
It Is announced that a misunderstand
ing recently arose on the Coast relative
to the attitude of the commission and
the Detroit club in this matter, and that
the Detroit club was ready to withdraw
Its request, but that the commission
deemed it proper to make a finding. It
is also stated that at the meeting of the
commission last week the representatives
of the National commission decided that
j the conditions brought out In this case
I could not occur in the future, and agreed
mat. it use .auonai agreement was to be
amended, It should Include an amendment
to cover cases of this kind, by having a
uniform contract to apply to all parties
to the National agreement and providing
that nonreserve clauses should not be In
serted in any contracts.
Lacrosse Club to Meet.
The annual business meeting of the
: Portland Lacrosse Club will take place
in one of the rooms of the Multnomah
Club building tomorrow evening at 8
o'clock, when it is expected that offi
cers will be elected and other impor
tant business transacted. Including
plans for the season's games.
. In Praise of Chamberlain's Couth Itemedr.
There Is no medicine manufactured that
; has received more voluntary praise or
! more expressions of gratitude from people
who have been cured by it. than Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy. From long ex-
perlence in the use of this preparation,
' people have found that it not only gives
quick relief, but effects a permanent cure
; and that it can always be relied upon.
, The fact that It is pleasant to take, also
; that 1t contains no harmful drug Is of
much importance when a medicine is In
, tended for voung children. This remedy
Js lor sale by all druggists.
CAUSES OF RIOTS
Official Version Lays Blame
. on Agitators.
FATHER G0P0N THE CHIEF
"Refusal to Obey Police Regulations"
Is Reason Given for Firing on
Mobs Arms Factory and
Several Stores Robbed.
ST. PETERSBURG. Jan. 23. The story
of the events immediately preceding and
during yesterday's outbreak, as viewed by
official eyes, h given in the Official Mes
senger as follows:
"All attempts of the factory inspectors
to pacify the workmen were fruitless, and
every worker of the large factories joined
the strike, which spread quickly and ex
tended to nearly all the works' in the city.
At the same time the demands pf the men
Increased, and these were formulated in
writing, mostly by Father Gopon. The
employers discussed the demands and de
cided that if some of them were satisfied
it could not fall to ruin the Industry,
while others deserved to be examined
and heartily conceded. Furthermore,
willingness was expressed to negotiate
with the men, but not with the strikers'
organization. The workmen refused to
agree to It, and violated the negotiations
between the masters and men of the dif
"As the strike was long conducted wlth
out disturbance of public order, no re
pressive measures were adopted and hot a
single person was arrested. The agitation
of the workmen's association was, how
ever, soon joined bj the agitation of revo
lutionary circles. On the morning of Jan
uary 21 the workmen's association, led by
Father Gopon, appeared with open revo
lutionary tendencies. On Sunday Father
Gopon drew up a petition of workmen to
the Emperor, which contained, besides
demands on behalf of the men, insolenl
demands of a -political character. Among
the workmen verbal and written notifica
tions were circulated, urging the neces
sity for a meeting January 22 on the
palace square, in order, through Father
Gopon, to submit the petition to the Em
peror. One of the demands was of a po
litical character, and the real purpose of
the meeting on the palace square was
concealed from the workmen.
"Fanatical speeches, which Father Go
pon, forgetting his clerical dignity, ad
dressed to the men and criminal agitation
excited the men to such an extent that
on January 22 large crowds proceeded to
the center of the city. At some points
bloody collisions occurred between them
and the troops In consequence of their
refusal to obey the police regulations or
owing to their direct attacks on the
troops. The latter were obliged to fire
in the Schlusselbecg Causeway, near the
Narva Triumphal Gate, In Troltjkl Square,
and in the fourth line on the Vlsslli Ostroff
Quarter, in the Alexander Gardens, at the
corner of Nevsky Prospect 'and Gogol
street, near the police bridge, and at the
Kazan Cathedral. In the fourth line the
populace erected three barricades of
planks and wire. On one of these a red
flag was hoisted. From the windows of
neighboring houses shots were fired and
stones were thrown at the military.
"The crowd took swords from the police
men and armed themselves, therewith.
They pillaged the Schaff small arms fac
tory and carried off about 100 swords, a
largo number of which the pellce. how
ever, recovered. The crowd destroyed the
telegraph wires and knocked down poles.
The municipal building in the second dis
trict -was attacked and demolished. In the
evening five shops on the St. Petersburg
side were plundered."
SULLEN, BUT PEACEFUL.
Few Strikers Resume Work City
Full of Alarming Rumors.
ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 23 (12:45 P.
M.). The military had complete posses
sion of the city this morning and quiet
prevailed iu all sections. After the last
volleys in the Vasslli Octroff quarter at
midnight the men abandoned the few bar
ricades which they held until that hour
and retired. The word was passed around
by the leaders to remain quiet for the
During the night a fine damp snow fell,
obliterating- all traces of the conflict
of yesterday. Tho men appeared at
work In several of the factories and
mills. Including the works of the Rus
sian Westlnghouse Company, but the
managers In a majority of cases told
the men to remain away for a few
days, and that In the meantime they
would receive their pay.
An early morning tour by the corre
spondent of the Associated Press showed
that a cordon of troops barred the en
trances of the city from the big industrial
sections. The bridges were still held by
the Guards Regiment. Tho big square
which yesterday was filled with troops
was empty, but inside of the palaco
court, beyond the sight of the passers
by. a regiment of dragoons and several
companies of Infantry were quartered.
The authorities have advised the factory
owners not to admit the men. as they had
stolen a lpt of dynamite bombs and might
Rumors were current that the strikers
proposed to proclaim a general attacK on
property and a reign of anarchy, but the
labor leaders denied this in the most vig
One of Father Gopon's lieutenants de
clared that the leaders of the strikers had
resolved to preach the gospel of armed
resistance and the overthrow of autocra
cy, but that It did not carry with it a
threat of pillage or an attack on property.
The police have not yet been able to
locate Father Gopon, though they are
searching Sor him everywhere. His where
abouts is known only to a half dozen
trusted lieutenants, through whom he is
Newspapers Suspend Publication.
No newspapers have appeared since Fri
day except the Official Messenger, con
taining the government decrees, which Is
printed under military protection at the.
office of the State Bank, where the bank
notes are issued. Official accounts of yes
terday's affair were posted on all the
bulletin boards Strikers who came to
rend pat upon them.
There' are continued rumors of disaffec
tion among the troops herp. It Is now
reported that in addition to the Moscow
Guard Regiment, the Finland and Ismall
osky Regiments declined to obey orders
to fire yesterday.
The sale of petroleum has been for
bidden by the police, to prevent the pos
sibility of the strikers attempting to
destroy the city by fire.
DENIES IT'S A REVOLUTION.
Count Cassinl Tries to Belittle the Up.
rising, in Russia.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 23. Count Cassinl.
the Russian Ambassador, has had no
official information from St. Petersburg
about the riots there, but In a conversa
tion tonight with a correspondent of the
Associated Press, after reading the after
noon dispatches, he said:
Human life Is sacred the world over, .and
nowhere more so than in Russia, but it should
be remembered that the public peace Is of
predominating importance, and vigorous meas
ures are sometimes necessary to preserve or
der. This It- the situation In the Russian cap
ita! There Is a great Industrial strike in
progress. Because their demands have not
ieen lortnwith gr&ated. ine striken, as
strikers In every country have done, hare en
deavored to storm the EsnperpTa own palace
In an effort a gain an audience with his maj
esty. The troops ordered them to stop outside
tbe gates, ud the crowds refused. The troops
then fired a. volley of blank cartlrdges; and
on came the crowd. There- was 'only oce
thing to be dose to. fire- with ball cartridges.
That stopped the strikers, and they fled In
There Is a great deal of difference between a
riot and a revolution, and Americans will
make a mistake if they Infer from tbe stories
of disturbances that the demonstration is rev.
oluUonary, or even hostile to the war-- Tbe
love of a great people for their sovereign la
not wiped out by the cries of a few brawlers.
It will be found when public order has been
restored that the traditional and ancient af
fection of the Russian people for their Era
per still abides..
When violence has been suppressed and or
der restored, the strikers, through the proper
channels, will be given a hearing, their de
mands will be 'considered, and all that with
Justice and expediency can be done In their
behalf will be forthcoming.
Strikes occur In every country. No country
appreciates this more, perhaps, than the
United States, but In no country would an at
tack upon the bead ot the country's ruler be
repelled- more quickly than In your own.
The demonstrations are not against the war;
there is no revolution in Russia, nor will
ESTIMATES OF THE DEAD.
Not Over- 500, Though Majority of
Bodies Are Hidden.
ST. PETERSBURG, Jan 23 (6:50 P. MO
The estimates of the number of dead and
wounded yesterday continue to vary great
ly, as at least a majority of the killed and
wounded were carried off by their com
rades. Few of those taken to the hos
pitals have been reported. The official
account of the rioting by no means indi
cates the total of killed and wounded.
From careful Investigation by the staff
of the Associated Press It appears that
the estimate of 500 cabled last night seems
liberal. There were 47 killed and 54 wound
ed at the Putlloff. "Works, where the great
est casualties occurred; about 60 in the
Alexander Gardens; 15 in the Molka dis
trict; 45 in the Vasslli Ostroff district, and
the remainder at the various other points.
CZAR HAS C04.LAPSED.
Grief at Bloodshed Overcomes Him
He Moves to Peterhof.
ST. PETERSBURG. Jan. 23. Emperor
Nicholas is completely prostrated with
grief. He Is reported to be almost in a
state of collapse over tbe situation. In
the meantime everything awaits his de
cision. All the schools are closed. Every
window In the Grand Duke Sergius' St.
Petersburg palace was broken by a mob
during the night.
PARIS, Jan. 23. The Temps publishes
a dispatch from St. Petersburg, timed 8
o'clock this morning, saying Emperor
Nicholas has left Tsarskoe-Selo for
Gatchina or Peterhof.
American Capital Not Affected.
NEW YORK, Jan. 23. Frank Van
derlip, vice-president of the National
City Bank of. New York, and former
ly assistant Secretary of the Treasury,
in discussing the financial aspect of
the situation in Russia, said that Amer
ican Interests in Rtissia were not ex
tensive. t He pointed out, however,
that Russia owes France over $1,800,
000. and said:
"Anything that should seriously un
dermine feeling In regard to the se
curity of that vast sum would be a
tremendous shock to the -world's cred
it. It Is on the Paris Bourse that we
must look for a reflection of a deeper
significance of the St. Petersburg sit
uation. The direct effect on our se
curity market of a French panic
would not perhaps be gTeat, but -we
would be indirectly affected through
Berlin and London. Berlin is a very
large holder of Russian securities and
of American securities as well, and
there might ba some selling: of Amer
ican issues should ho Russian inci
dent lead to a serious condition on the
DOES NOT OWN THE MINES.
Startling Revelation About Montreal
& Boston Mining Company.
NEW YORK, Jan. 23. The Herald to
morrow will say:
In the Munroe & Muaroe Investigation
there was a sensational development yes
terday when the receiver was notified that
the most Important property of the Mon
treal & Boston Copper Company, known
as the Dominion Mine, had not been paid
for. and that approximately 5400,000 was
owed to Canadian capitalists. The latter
are now demanding payment and have
placed the matter in the hands of local
counsel for collection. Coupled with the
demand is the threat that the mines will
be closed unless their terms are compiled
The news was a startling surprise, not
only to the receiver, but to scores of hold
era; of Montreal & Boston stock, who had
been led to believe that the company was
the legal owner of the mines.
HIS POWER IS GONE.
(Continued from Page 1.)
information to the Publishers' Press cor
respondent that the Czar has issued no
orders, has given no commands and has
made no suggestions until today. He re
ceived mluute reports of the night's and
the day's happenings. Beyond that, the
informant says. His Majesty has not ex
ercised his supreme authority.
The "utmost secrecy is maintained as to
the Czar's present whereabouts. Some
have him at Tsarskoe-Selo, others at
Peterhof, still others insist that he has
been at the Winter Palace right along.
All questions put to men In authority on
that score are met with the very court
eous reply that they know as little as the
Wants to Know About Santo Domingo
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23. Senator Bacon
today introduced a resolution reciting
press dispatches to the effect that the
United States has established a receiver
ship for the Republic of Santo Domingo
and "that the President Is respectfully
requested. If In his judgment not Incom
patible with the public interest, to inform
the Senate whether any agreement has
been made between the United States and
the Rpubllc of Santo Domingo, and If so,
the nature of the terms of said agreement,
and whether any agreement has been
made by 'which this Government under
takes to guarantee tbe integrity of tho
territory or. government of the Republic
of Santo Domingo; and whether under
said agreement this Government assumes
any responsibility or obligation, pecuniary
or otherwise, to the said Republic of
Santo Domingo, of to any other govern
ment in behalf or on account of said Re
public of Santo Domingo."
Mrs. Cody Brings Counter-Charge.
CHEYENNE. Wyo., Jan. 23. Mrs.
Louisa Cody's answer to the divorce
suit of Colonel William F. Cody (Buf
falo BUI) was filed In court here today.
She denies that she ever attempted to
poison him or was guilty of any in
dignities to him or discourtesy to his
guests, as alleged In bis bill, and
makes the counter charge of infidelity.
Judge Scott set the hearing for Febru
China Says She's Neutral.
BERLIN Jan. 23. The Chinese Minis
ter called on Chancellor von Bulow today
and gave bun moat positive assurances
that China is sot Infringing neutrality.
STOESStL NO HERO AT ALL
(Continued from First Page.)
before capitulation, at -which' 22 of the
higher officers of the army and navy
were present. General -Stoessel repre
sented that. If Port Arthur should bo
taken by assault, there, would bo fight
ing In the streets, and possibly a mas
sacre. He mentioned the women and
children ot the garrison and said he
thought It was the-duty of the council
to avoid such a possibility.
Notwithstanding these representa
tions, only three Chief ot Staff Relss
and two others favored capitulation.
Stoessel's note to General Nogl came
without warning, and the word .sur
prise Inadequately expresses our con
dition after the sentiment of 'the ma
jority of the council had been ex
pressed. "What the officers said and. felt, and
how the men thought and behaved, all
will be known later: but I say now,
and I believe that tho majority of the
officers of the garrison will support me,
that the capitulation of the fortress
was a disgrace to Russia.
Taking of 203-Meter Hill.
"The capture of 203-Meter Hill sealed
the tatfi 6f the Russian . squadron,
which had previously been able, by
constantly shifting the anchorages, to
protect the ships. Tbe fight for tht
possession of that hill was the most
desperate of the siege. For ten days
and nights the Japanese assaulted con
tinuously and bombarded unceasingly.
The entire crest of the hill was torn
away, while our defenses were literally
blown away. Hand to hand, the gar
rison fought for days and nlght3 in
unprotected trenches, ffhlch were half
filled with the dead, under a shell fire.
The time came when we realized that
the sending of reinforcements simply
consigned brave men needlessly and
hopelessly to death. Then only did tbe
Japanese take the position.
"From 203-Meter Hill the Japanese
observed every movement of the Rus
sian squadron. They were able to place
their shells in any part of the harbor
and to sink our ships. The plunging
fire of the Japanese 11-inch howitzers
was disastrously effective. In several
Instances these projectiles landed on
the decks of the battleships and were
blown clear through their bottoms.
Ships Utterly Wrecked.
"When the news that General Stoes
sel had sent a letter to General Nogl
offering to surrender reached the
navy, we realized the necessity of de
stroying our ships beyond the possibil
ity of their use by the Japanese. Ac
cordingly, on the night of Janpary 1,
every vessel in the harbor was ordered
to be torpedoed several times in the
engines, boilers, shafts and funnels. It
was a hard night's work, but the Jap
anese will never be able to utilize a
single ship of our navy at Port Arthur.
"Shells from the 11-Inch howitzers
failed to explode when they struck soft
earth or landed In the water. There
aro thousands, of them at the bottom
of the harbor. When we recovered one
that had not been exploded, we Imme
diately sent It back to the Japanese.
This was ' possible, because the rifling
of the Japanese guns runs from left to
right, while" the rifling In ours runs
from right fo left, and both howitzers
are of the same size.
Admire the Japanese.
"We greatly admire the Japanese.
The infantry are wonderful soldiers,
and their patience is amazing. The
manner in which they ran the saps de
spite our opposition compelled admira
tion. Our men are bigger and stronger,
but the Japanese are quicker on their
feet. They are very Ingenious. Some
of their Ingenuity was perhaps unfair,
but they generally paid the price, al
though it took our soldiers a long time
to realize the subtlety of their methods.
"We never feured a -Japanese attempt
to take the forts by assault. The Rus
sian soldiers are. always anxious to
meet the Japanese at close quarters,
and, even at tho last, our men were
confident of their superiority with the
"The Japanese behaved excellently
when they entered Port Arthur and
there was no suggestion of disorder or
"I came as prisoner to Japan because
I felt it to be my duty to share the
destinies of our men. I do not criti
cise those who gave1 their parole, but I
believe that I would be dishonored if
I returned to Russia after doing so."
WENT DOWN WITH HIS SHIP.
Stoic Bravery of Japanese Captain
When Mine Exploded.
VICTORIA. B. a, Jan. 23. The
steamer Athenian, which has arrived
from the Orient, brought among her
passengers Dr. Klampke, an American
who went to Manchuria to offer his
services to the Russian medical corps
without success. He tells of much
peculation and a sad state of Red
Cross and hospital arrangements with
The Athenian brings details of the
sinking of the Japanese cruiser Salycn
off Port Arthur. Commander Okuda.
second in. command, who survived,
gave tho following narrative: The
Salyen was struck by a mine, and in
two minutes listed to her starboard
side and began going down fast. Cap
tain Taj 1 ma remained on the bridge,
refusing assistance and rejecting re
monstrances of officers to take to the
boat. When the vessel sank the Cap
tain and 13 officers, together with 140
petty officers and men, were engulfed
in the waves. ' As the Salyen foun
dered, the Russians poured a merci
less fire on her from Laotishan. and
the rescue by Japanese warships was
made difficult. The work was con
tinued ten hours, but no trace was
seen of the Captain and 31 others. The
mine having struck the Saiyen below
the front engincroom, five men work
ing there were instantly killed. Three
escaped from the back engincroom.
Regarding the reported loss of the
Japanese battleship Yoshima. the Yo
rodzu, of Tokio, reports that the bat
tleship was saved and has been re
paired, her guns having been re
mounted and she was about to rejoin
The Kobe Herald says a new vessel
is about complete for the Japanese
navy, to replace one of. those lost at
Port Arthur. Three destroyers, built
at Kure, were, to be launched Janu
General Nogl Is to return to Tokio
to receive an appointment formerly
held by the late Count Kawamura, in
connection with the rearing of the
Prince Imperial's children. It Is said
he seemed almost unconscious of the
need of sleep during the last weeks
of the siege, and after the death of
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times, with his head In his hands
weeping. His family is now extinct,
Anticipating the death of his sqns. he
had arranged that, title should succeed
to an only Son of 'his younger brother,
but this boy was also killed.
REFUGEES FROM PORT ARTHUR
They Bring-Stoessel's Last Proclama
tion Announcing Surrender.
CHEFOO. Jan. 2 Thirteen junks con
taining 500 men. women and children, af
ter a passage of 60 hours from Port Ar
thur, arrived here today. The passengers
were immediately sent on board the Brit
ish steamer Muenchen, .which has been
chartered by the Russian Government to
take them home. Eleven other junks
were expected, and. as a gale is now ris
ing, anxiety for their safety Is being 4ex
pressed. Steamers are now scouring the
sea for them. .v
A distressing incident occurred while
one of the junks which arrived today was
about ten miles off- Chefoo. One of the
women became a mother and the junk
was picked up just In time to be towed to
this .harbor, where the woman's life was
saved. Among the arrivals, today was
the Russian Civil Administrator. M. Wer
shenlne. who was permitted by the Jap
anese to leave sp. that he might take
charge of the refugees. He was accompa
nied, by a paroled officer, who acted as
All the Russians speak highly of the
consideration shown by the. Japanese af
ter the fortress capitulated, and the ma
ioritv of them tnolr nrwin thpfr- Innc tr.nll
upon the shores of Pigeon Bay without
sneiter as being, unavoidable.
'Steamers from Port Dalqy with Rus
sian refugees from Port Arthur arrived
here, at S:30 this morning,, but owing to
the prevalence of a high gale the passen
gers could neither be landed nor trans
ferred. There are over 2000 Russian refugees
now here. Owing to the lack of houses
for their accommodation they will be
transferred directly to Three Russian
transport's which are waiting to take
them to Odessa.
One of the passengers arriving on the
junks today brought a copy of General
Stoessel's final proclamation to" the gar
rison, dated January 2. In It the Rus
sian commander reviews the glorious rec
ord of the defenders and refers to the
slow, resistless tightening of the Japan
ese cordon which nothing could resist,
and to the utter exhaustion of the resist
ing power of the fortress.
"It is apparent." the proclamation says,
"that further resistance would be merely
dally murder. It Is the duty of every
commander to ovoid the useless sacrifice
of lives. It Is not hard to die for one's
country, but I must be brave enough to
In conclusion General Stoessel said that
the fortress had done Its work. There
was no longer a fleet to be protected. A
vast Japanese army had been crushed.
It was pointed out. and kept from joining
the armies In Manchuria against General
Kucopatkin. General Stoessel thanked
officers, soldiers and civilians for their
devotion, and then announced his surren
der, "with full consciousness of the sa
cred duty I perform."
General Stoessel's last act before leav
ing Port Arthur was to kneel and say a
short prayer, and then to kiss the ground
that he had held for so long and so vali
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