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POETLAOTOBEGON, TUESD'AY. 30, 1905.
VOL. XLV. NO. 13,876.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
NINETEEN SHIPS -.
LOST BY fiUSSIft
Togo Demolishes Fleet
ROJESTVENSKY IS LOST
Remnants of His Fleet Are
Flying for Refuge.
JAPANESE STILL, PURSUE
Greatest Modern Naval Battle Is
. Overwhelming Victory for Ja
pan Xebogatoff a Prisoner
"With 3000 Others.
1VASHI$GTOX, May 30. The Pot
eays the TV'avy Department has received
bb official telegram from Teklo saying1
that the battleship Kalaz SoHvareff,
Admiral nojcstvlrnxky'ii flagrshlp, west
dona 1b the actios and that Admiral
Itojcstvennky nan lout.
Latest advices confirm the magnitude of
the disaster suffered by the Russian fleet
and point to the fact that Russia's hopes,
so far as this war Is concerned, now He
in whatever may be accomplished by the
oft-beaten army In Manchuria.
An official report received from Tokio
'by the Japanese legation at Washington
Monday evening says that the Russian
losses definitely known include two bat
tleships, a coast-defense ship, five cruis
ers, two special service ships and three
destroyers sunk, and two battleships, two
coast defense ships, one destroyer- and
one special service ship captured, while
over 2000 prisoners have been taken, in
cluding Rear-Admiral Xebogatoff.
The Japanese, It would seem, are still
pursuing- the Russians and Jt may be
some time before the final result is known.
There Is nothing to clearly indicate the
extent of the Japanese losses and it is
suggested from one source thattie "Tokio
cotftrnment is still waiting to hear from
"E2i-.a.i Roj.sT.T:uky "by way o Vlhulvo--j
stok before announcing to what extent
its fleet has suffered'.
The .news of the disaster has caused
deep .depression in official Russia,- though
it Is not yet known generally among
the Russian people.
Rojestvensky's defeat has given rise to
renewed talk of peace. It is pointed out
.by the Associated Press St. Petersburg
correspondent that. Russia in this crisis
will turn to France through its Foreign
Minister. Mr. Delcasse, while from Wash.
ington comes information -that President
Roosevelt, in accordance with his promise
announced a long time ago, is taking
steDs to do all in his power to bring
about peace negotiations.
Nothing has been heard from Vice-Ad
' miral Rojestvensky. In Tokio there Is
some belief that he has perished, while
nnnthflr source says he was rescued by
a torpedo-boat, but that he is wpunded.
VICTORY BEYOND PRECEDENT
Total Loss of Nineteen Ships by Rus
sians, None by Japanese.
WASHINGTON. May 29. The following
official report from Tokio was received at
the Japanese Legation today:
"TOKIO, May 29. Reports received
from Admiral Togo at the Japanese
"First report received morning of May
" 'Immediately on the receipt of report
that the Russian squadron was in sight.
our combined squadron started for at
tark. Weather is fine today, but with
heavy peas. t
"Second report, received night of May
" Combined squadron attacked Russian
squadron near Oklnoshlma (southeast "of
Tsushima) and defeated it. At least four
Russian fhlps were sunk and others were
heavily damaged. Damage to our ships
" "Our destroyer and torpedo flotillas de
livered attack after sunset.
"Third report, received Monday, May
" 'Main force of our combined fleet
continued pursuit since the 27th, and
attacked on the .25th, near Liancourt
Rocks (northeast of Oklnoshlma). Squad
ron, consisting of Nicholas I., Orel, Senl-
avine, Apraxlne (battleships), and Izum-
rud (cruiser). Izumrud fled, while
malning four vessels surrendered. No
damage to our ships.
Victory of May 27.
" 'According to statements of prisoners,
vessels sunk in engagement May 27 were
Borodino (battleship), Alexander IIL (bat
tleshlp). Jemtchug and three other
" 'Rear-Admiral Nebogatoft and about
2000 other Russians were taken prisoners,
" "The following are damages- suffered
by the enemy, in addition to those given
above since commencement of battle,- as
reponea oy commanders not unoer un
mediate command of I Togo and by ob
Other Vessels Iios"f-
"Sunk Admiral r JJakbJmoff, Dmitri
Donskol." Svietlana, Admiral ' Usakoff.
K&mtchafka, Irutshush and three de
"Captured Vladimir Monomach, found
cred after capture: one special service
ship, whole name unknown, and one de
-Russian losses definitely known so far
ship, five cruisers, two special ships, threg
destroyers were sunk.
"Two battleships; two coast defense
ships, one special service ship, pne de
stroyer were captured.
"It Is not yet clear whether three ves
sels stated y prisoners to hav.e been sunk
are included or. not In above list.
More Than. 3090 Prisoners.
"There are more than 1000 prisoners;
besides 2000 taken by main force of com
"The naval engagement is still In pro-
cresc, so that it will take time before the
final results can become known."
XOST-SHIPS yuCBER yiXETKEN
But Japan Expects to Hear of Others
In Later Reports.
TOKIO, May 29.-9 P. M.): The num
ber of Russian vessels of alfdescrlptions
sunk and captured by Admiral Togo's,
fleet now stands at 19. tit is possible
that three additional warships were
sunk in the fight Saturday, and others
later. The Navy Department refrains,
however, from crediting reports of this
nature until it is assured of their cor
rectness. It is believed that the Ural is the
name of the captured transport, -which
has been omitted In the' list previously
RUSSIAN VERSION OP "BATTLE
Shanghai Dispatch Snys Seven Japa
nese Ships Were Snnk.
ST. PETERSBURG. May 29. The St.
Petersburg;, Telegraph Agency has re
ceived the following from Shanghai:
"Word .has been received here that
seven Japanese ships, two or wnicn
were armored, and four Russian ships
have been sunk. It is confidently be
lieved here that the Japanese are
awaiting the publication of Vlce-Ad-miral
Rojestvensky's official dispatch
from Vladivostok before' admitting the
extent of their own losses." r .
TOGO'S SUMMING UP OF RESULT
TwentyjShlps Sunk .Tor. Captured,
3000 Prisoners, AYiUi;Nebogatoff.
TOKIO, May 29. Admiral Togo .re
ports that Jn the battle with Kojest
venskv Saturday and yesterday he
sank 13 of the enemy's warships and
captured seven, with : 3000 . prisoners.
The following vessels were sunk: Bat
tleships Borodino and -Alexander -ID-;,
armored cruisers Admiral -Nakahlmoff,
Dmitri -Donskoi and - Vladimir Slonl
mach; coast-defense ironclad Admiral
Ousbakoff; protected cruisers Svietlana
and Jemtchug: repair-ship Kamchat
ka: cruiser' Irtcsln, three destroyers.
The battleships Sissol Vellky, Orel
andNIcolal. I. the coast-defense Iron-
(Concludfd on Fa ice S.)
TWO OF THE RUSSIAN
Knlaz Potemkine TavrltchMky.
Catherine II -
Grand Duke Alexia .....
Grand Duke Constantine
Grand Duke No. 1
Emperor Nicolas II
Captain Sacken 742 '
Chexnomoretz ... 1.224
There are In addition a number of
smaller gunboats and 'dispatch vesself,
ranging from 0 to 298 tona each.
In addition. Rusala, has in the 'Baltic
Sea. a fourth squadron, which Is being
prepared to call about the middle of
June to reinforce Bojestvensky. It coa
elsts of the:
Slava. ' battleship. ' ' -.VS- . ,
Alexander II. battleship.
A number of destroyers and gunboat.
I This makes a total o'f eight battle
hlps.aad II cruisers remaining la Eu
ropeai -water, 3 besides -rguaboats, de--
HOW TOGO GAINED - VICTORY
Circled Around Island to Pour
T0RRED0ES DID GOOD WORK
Forced Toward Shore . of Corea,
"Where Host of Hostile Craft -Finished
"Work Togo Had
Begun-FIght Still On.
LONDON. May SO. According to the
correspondent of the Dally Mall at Seoul,
Corea.' early on Saturday morning Vlce
Ad miral Togo, .with practically all the
powerful fighting, ships of the Japanese
navy, was at Masanpho, Corea, when
wireless signals from his scouts between
Tsu andvQuelpart5 Islands .announced' the
approach of '., the 4 Russian fleet In Xull
force. - - " 'v-rv. . . "
A'few.hours- laterr the. scouts reported
thatthe Russians' were .'not ascending
.ine . w.esiern cnannei.- as nau- Deeni an
ticipated, i but that; they were' coming , up
thef eastern channel.- which- caused- som '
1 Admiral Togo v Immediately started - at
.full speed aroundthe -north of'f;Tsuj Is
land and.. whenihe'doubled-the' island,, he
say the Russians -coming in two. columns.'
He then-1 brought a terriffic firer to 'bepr
on. the ffank of the.por,t column nnd.as
the Russians fell. Into disorder, ho'forced1"
them . steadily eastward toward' the Jap
anese ; coast, where they .were attacked
by every vessel that flew the Japanese
Repeated torpedo attacks were deliver
ed, some of the -with the greatest suc
The vessels' whioli escaped, Jhe-corre
WARSHIPS DESTROYED, THE TWO OPPOSING ADMIRALS, AND
spondent says, wllU probably be abl f to
reach Vladivostok and;he addskthat other
operations of-theutnkst importance" are
proceeding. ( 4
TOGO 1 WAITED VIN:Hl3f-XAIR
Choso JdealPosltlon and Shut Hos
tile Fleet ln; Trap., y
TOKIO,T.Mayy29. (4 P. JL) Beyond
the. results, little' is known here of Ad
miral Togo's stupnins: victory over Ad
miral Rojestvensky. Rojestvensky
reached Quelpart Island, Corea, early
Saturday- and headed.- for thTsu
Islands. The exact number of vessels
in his fleet i3 not clear, but he had his
main fighting vessels -with a number
of light cruisers and torpedo-boats.
JThe disposition of the Japanese fleet
appears to have been an ideal-pne. Ad
miral Togo had .waited for weeks In
the vicinity of the Tsu Islands, refus
ing' to be lured away and ro forfeit his
advantage. The- inner line was held
by Admiral-Togo with the battleships
and-Vlce-Admlral .Kaaairaura ywith the
cruisers. Rear-AdmJraljjKatadka, with
the' llgMXHaWfScst, attacked Ro
The order andf circumstance of the
attacV are not clear. According to one
report' Kamimura went .outside the
straits' and followed Rojestvensky, pre
venting his retreat. "When Rojestven
sky' encpuntered Admiral Togo, there
appears to have been, a running fight
to the northward Saturday" afternoon.
There was a series of desperate and
successful torpedo attacks Saturday
night and a resumption of the battle
on Sunday, Togo pressing the Russian
fleet toward the southeastern coast of
The fate of Admiral Rojestvensky js
doubtful. It is thought that probably
he escaped to Vladivostok. x
Pending the conclusion of the Japan
ese, pursui. and the Identification of, the
three vesels whlch'.Russian prisoners
report were sunk, and the determina
tion .or'the- condition of the damajgpd.
ships jvhlch escaped to the northward,
It ilalmpossible .to. tell the remaining
liberal, allowance' leaveJtothe?Japanese;Lhlf!jcalledat the VhlteHousec shortly
overwneimiHjmasiersoitrnea. gf t&29iomck2tJSi evening 'anciwasj
tory-hkvelbee i ntck-dullft
)1ef as nohlnghdsVRlncehbfltl0t'ies be
garit The tlong- ypyageV'of A"dmiral,Rd-
Jeatvensky, the ' equality, on- paper, of
the'trength of the fleets, the irritation
caused" by reported violations of neu
trality, the apparent certainty that -a
formidable section of the Russian fleet
would reach Vladivostok, the vital
bcaring of th-contcst on the. war and
possibly .the-ifuture of the: empl?e, cre
ated1 a'nHntense- strain which Admiral
Togo's, ylctoryi'ends jw tangly. .
Seeks to Learn Terms
He, Will Lead Neutrals.iru Ef
fort at Mediation.
CASSINI - DENIES PR0SPECT
Russian Ambassador , Says Defeat
jAVlll Only ProlongAVar Taka
liira Says Togo. IsVPursulng. '
Russia- Must- Suei?'
WASHINGTON, May 29. Quick to real
ize the far-reaching effect of Admiral Ro
Jestvensky's disastrous defeat in the Co
r'ean Straits, and In keeping with his
promise, announced a . long time ago, to
do all In his power to bring the belliger
ents 'In' the .Far' East to direct negotia
tions at th.e proper .time, President Roose
velt tonight received by special appoint
ment Mr. Takahlra, the' Japanese Minls-
greater part . of the evening-. Mr.' Taka
bassadprr whoiisfjustiback. f rom-London,
wherchewas recelyed'by the-Klng May
IS. will lunch wltn the President Wednes
day. whenv the whole situation will be
Count Casslnl. the Russian Ambassa
dor. said tonight the he expected to see
the President before the week is over, and
Baron von Sternberg, the German Am
bassador, who was early at the Russian
Embassy, where he remained for some
, Uma in conference with the4mbassador.
ONE OF THE JAPANESE TORPEDO-BOAT DESTROYERS
Is constantly in touch with the President.
Through his intimate acquaintance with
Mr. Roosevelt, he Is at liberty to call at
any time. The German Ambassador Is
"observing a discreet alienee, but is thor
oughly posted on both the Russian and
Tapanesc points of vlev as represented
here and stands ready to give the Presi
dent all the assistance possible.
Learning Japan's Terms.
The result of the conference at the
White House tonight could not be ob
tained at a late hour, but it is understood
the Minister assured the President he had
received official advices of" the over
whelmlngcfcaxactes o .the Japaneaa vic
The" promptness witM "which" Washing
ton has been able to furnish the world
with the first news of the great battle is
due primarily to the Intimation conveyed
to the American diplomatic, consular and
naval officers abroad that the President
desired prompt and full details of the
impending naval . battle at the earliest
The conference of Mr. Takahira at the
White .House tonight was not .generally
known here.. At the Interested Embassies
and Legations during the evening the
opinion was firmly expressed that Presi
dent Roosevelt would undoubtedly lead
the neutral nations in the effort to bring
about peace. In tonight's conference it
Is thought that the President's first ob
ject will be to ascertain on what basis
Japan can discuss the subject of jeace.
Talk of Peace Premature.
At the Russian Embassy tonight Count
Cassinii while naturally greatly depressed
at the loss of life, expressed belief that,
when fuller details came In, It would be
found that Admiral Rojestvensky had
Baved a part of his squadron and that hi3
passage of the Straits of Corea had been
accomplished not without Inflicting great
damage on the opposing fleet.
"Talk of peace Is premature," the Am
bassador declared. "If the victory be as
stupendous as the Japanese would have
the world believe, the neutral powers can
scarcely wish for Japan to be allowed to
remain without a taste of defeat. Much
as I should welcome an end of the war
fon some reasons,i.my-belief is thatthe
effect of --Rojestvensky's. defeat will be
theVindefinltV prolongation -'of the war.
iRussiarmust-flghtron. perhaps for years.
but 'untllSthe tables are ' turned.'
ivAt the"Japanese Legation Mr. Takahlra
had-earlier In. the,day expressed his keen
satisfaction' at the .victoryof ; Togo.
-;"I cannot" discuss the effects of this
battie," he said, "until the final reports
are received: until we know Rojestven
sky'a fate. Ask Russia, not Japan, it the
'hour of peace has arrived. Our fleet is
still pursuing the enemy. It Is from Rus
sia, not from Japan, that the initiative
toward peace Is to be looked for."
On returning to the Legation from the
White House, Minister Takahira declined
to dJscuss in any particular his conference
with the President. Regarding the possl
(Concluded on Page 5.)
RUSSIA SIM IN
DEPTHS OF WOE
Only Six Ships of Baltic
ZAR WEEPS WITH GRfEF
Liberals Rejoice at Disaster as
Aiding Their. Cause, A
ESCAPE OF ROJESTVENSKY
Delcasse Proposed as Mediator Witti
Japan, Though He May Recom
mend Roosevelt--"War Party
L Is Still Defiant.
TOKIO. May 29. (0:15 P it.) Tokio
celebrated Japan's great naval victory
tonight. The main thoroughfares,
streets and leading government build
ings of the capital are thronged with
Joyous, cheering' crowds.
Impromptu processions moved la
various lines. The paradera carried
lanterns and went singing through the
streets following bands.
Plans we afoot for an organized
formal cflebratlon of Togo's victory.
ST. PETERSBURG, May 30. (1:50 A. M.)
After waiting vainly all day and even
ing for direct news from the scattered.
remnants of VIce-Admlral Rojestvensky's
destroyed and beaten flaet, the Russian
Admiralty at midnight no longer attempt
ed to hold out against the overwhelming
evidence pouring In from all directions
that the fleet, on which all their hopes
were centered, had suffered a greater dis
aster than did the combined French and
Spanish fleet3 at Trafalgar. Morevbltter
even than defeat Is the Japanese claim
of virtual annihilation of the Russian
fleet with practically no !essga. tkelr
side, and' many "officers cllnjf; de&gediy
the belief that Vice-Admlrai Togo safest.
have suffered heavily.
"With every ship of Rear-Amteal
Nebogatoft's reinforcing division either"
sent to the bottom or forced to strike
Its flag, and only six of Rojestvensky's
original. 16 fighting ships absent from the
list of vessels sunk or captured, and with.
the Japanese pursuit still continuing, no
naval authority has the temerity tcdream
(Concluded on Page 5.)
CONTENTS TODAY'S 'PAPER
TODAY'S Cloudy to partly cloudy and oc
casionally threatening. winds mostly
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 76
deg.; minimum, 56. Precipitation, none.
The War In the Far East.
Japanese demolish or capture 19 Russian
warships and pursue the rest. Page 1.
NebogatofC and 300O men "prisoners. Page 1.
Rojestvensky perishes with his flagship.
Scattered remnants of fleet flee to Vladi
vostok or neutral ports. Page I.
Consternation In Russia and France. Page 1.
President Roosevelt makes first step to medi
ate. Page 1.
Crisis between Norway and Sweden grows
more acute. Page 4.
Revolution threatened in Hungary. Page 4.
Supreme Court decides Hyde and Dimona
must be tried in wasningion. .rage
Marie Carrau wins Sullivan will contest.
President Roosevelt goes to Washington,
New York franchise tax upheld. Page 4.
Boss Durham of Philadelphia surrenders to)
Chicago employers adopt aggressive policy In
strike. Page 4.
Mrs. FIske denounces theater trust at Salt
Lake. Page 4.
Sporting events for Memorial Day. Page T-
American yacht Atlantic wins yacht rac
and beats all ocean records. Page i
Oregon Supreme Court denies new trial to
Norman Williams, murderer of Alma Nes
bltt. Page C.
Tacoma woman goes insane over spiritual
istic literature. Page l.
Lewlston. Idaho, has a $20,000 lire. Page 8.
Weapons stolen from Eugene armory found
in room or university siuaenu rage o.
Commercial and Marine.
Steady conditions in local butter market.
Oversupply of Hood River berries received.
Page lo. .
Strong wheat market at San Francisco.
Page 13. ' '
Russian defeat causes weakness in wheat at,
Chicago. Page 13. y
Securities, prices advance on 'war news.
Steamship Numantla. brings freight frora
Japan., Page 7.
Revenue cutter McCulloch here to stay dur
ing Fair. Page 7.
Xewls and Clark Exposition.
Exhibits are 00 per cent ready. Page 10.
President Roosevelt will click, the word to
open the Fair. Page 10.
Plans for street-car service during the Exposition-.
Colonel E, Z. Steever announces details foe
the parade. Page 11.
Portland aad Vicinity.
What the proposed amendments to the city
charter actually mean. Page 11. -
Programme for Memorial day- PagaW, -
Trials set for city officials and others wha
were Indicted. Page 8. y
Mayor Williams speaks at SuaaysWe. Page
Aid for Chicago strikers advocated ai open
meeting ot Carpenters' TJnlea. Page 4.
larger and smaller basks disagree- over
Bfiay be classified as follows:
method or ta&iog care 01 city's