Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, May 31, 1905, Image 1

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    VOL. XLV. O. 13,877.
Severely Wounded, He
Is in Togo's Hands.
Togo Brings Story of His Vic
tory' Down to Date.
Four Prizes Reach Ports in Japan,
Two Only Slightly Damaged.
None of Togo's Ships Is
Seriously Injured.
TOKIO, May 30. Admiral Togo haa
rrlred Admiral Yasmmoto, Mlninter of
the Bary, at follows:
"The mala force or the. Raits laa rc
oad and third fleets In nearly annihi
lated. Please feel assured of It'
TOKIO, May 30. (4 P. M.) It 1 how
believed that four IlitKnlan warships, 1b
addition to thone already reported lost,
have been sunk by the Japaaese fleet.
WASHINGTON. May 30. The official
Japanese report on the? latest details of
the great naval battle in the Gorean
Straits Is made In - a cablegram re
ceived tonight by the Japanese legation
here from the foreign office at Tokio,
conveying Admiral Togo's dispatches up
to this afternooav The report says that
Admiral Rojestvensky and another Ad
miral and staff officers were taken pris
oners on the sinking of Rojestvensky's
flagship Knalz Souvaroff, Saturday night
south of Urleung Island, off the Corean
coast. The total number of vessels lost
to the Russians, 'according to AdmlralM
Toco, now Is 21 and he adds that, al- i
though the full particulars- are not yet ! vtk. " direct by the, correspond
in, none of the Japanese ships was serljj n oth Atfll$&svho3x
.i,. ," . ' rr? ports Jthe arrival there of" the pro
-(w?" .V ; ; . t
Uitiaiuu kil Lilt; jaiducrc litri. ua uvci
The report that the armed cruiser
Dimltrl Donskoi ran aground on Urleung
Island: that the battleships Osliabia (al
ready admitted by the Russian Admiralty)
and the Navarin were sunk; that the
battleship Sissol Veliki went to the bot
tom Sunday morning; that the coast de
fence sWp Admiral Oushakoff was sunk
after a vigorous pursuit, her crew being
rescued, and gives other detail as to
vessels sunk or disabled. The Japanese
Admiral Misu was slightly wounded. The
protected cruiser Almaz. which has al
ready arrived at Vladivostok, is referred
to In the report as "suspected to have
sunk." The cablegram follows:
Two Ships Driven Ashore or Sunk.
"Fifth report from Togo, received af
ternoon May 30:
" 'The main force of our combined
fleet, upon accepting surrender of the
remaining Russian main force near Lian
court Rocks In the afternoon of May 28,
as already reported, stopped pursuit and,
while engaged In the disposition of sur
rendered ships, found in a southwestern
direction the Admiral Oushakoff, a coast
defense ship. Thereupon the Iwate and
Yakumo were Immediately dispatched In
pursuit and invited her to surrender, but
she refused and was sunk at 6 P. M. Her
crew of over 303 men were rescued.
" 'Cruiser Dmitri Donskoi was also
found in the northwestern- direction at 5
P. M., and- was immediately overtaken
and fired on vigorously by our fourth di
vision and second destroyer flotilla. She
was. attacked that night by the second
destroyer flotilla, and the next morning
was found aground on the southeastern
shore of Urleung Island, off the Corcan
Rojestvensky Wounded and Taken.
'Our destroyer Sazanami captured to
ward the evening of May 27 off the south
of Urleung Island the Russian destroyer
Bledovy, wherein were found Admiral
Rojestvensky and another Admiral, both
severely wounded, together with SO Rus
sians, Including staff officer? from the
flagship Kniaz Suvaroff, which was sunk
at 5:29 P. M. on May 27. They were all
taken prisoners.
" "Our cruiser Chitose. while cruising
to the northward on the morning of May
2S found and sunk another Russian de
stroyer. " 'Our cruiser Nlitaka and destroyer
Murakumo attacked also at noon on May
2S, a Russian destroyer, which finally
went aground.
'According to various reports hither
to received and statements of prisoners,
the result of the battle from May 27 to
May 29ls as follows:
Summary of Togo's Work.
" "Kniaz Souvaroff, Alexander III. Boro
dino, Dmitri Donskoi, Admiral Nakimoff,
Monomach.-Jcmtchue. Admiral OshakofC.
ane converted cruiser and two destroyers
" 'Nicola! I. Orel. Admiral Apraxine.
Admiral Senlavin and destroyer DIedovy
" 'According to the prisoners the Os
liabia sank about' 3 P. M.. and the Nav
arin also was sunk. The Almaz on May
27 was observed In a disabled and sink
ing condition, but her" 'final fate Is yet
"'The full particulars regarding the In
jury to our ships are not yet In hand,
but so far as I could ascertain none was
seriously Injured, all being still engaged In
operations. The whole casualties are
not yet ascertained. Casualties of first
division are little over 400. Prince Yor
blto Is in excellent health. Admiral
Mlsu-was slightly wounded May 27.,
'Sixth report, received the afternoon
of May CO:
'Loss of Osliabia and Navarin confirmed.-
Sissol. Veliki also definitely re
ported to have sunk on the morning of
May 25 ' . ' "
Twenty-Two Ships Knocked Out.
"Official statement of Russian loises
so far as ascertained:
"Following six battleships sunkjKniaz
Suvaroff, Imperator Alexander III. Boro
dino, Osliabia Sissoi Veliki and Navarin.
Following five cruisers sunk: Admiral
Nakhlmoff. Dimltrl, Donskoi. Vladimlr
Monomach. Svietlana and Zemtchug.
"Coast defense ship Admiral OshakofC
"Two special service ships, Kamtchatka
and another, and three destroyers also
"Two. battleships. Orel and Imperator
Nlcholl I, two coast defense shins,' Gen
eral Admiral Apraxine and Admiral Sen
lavin, and one destroyer. - DIedovy. cap
tured. "Thus-Russia, lost altogether ships,'.
the aggregate "tonnage whereof amounts
to 153,411 tons, besides the cruiser Almaz,
euspected to have sunk."
Togo Also Used Submarines and Tor
pedoes With Deadly Effect.
TOKIO, May 30. (10:30 A. M.) The
proverb that Admiral Togo always fights
and seldom reports Is proving true in the
case of hi? greatest battle. From the
briefest and most fragmentary reports
coming to Tokio, it is impossible to gain
an approximate conception or picture of
the desperate and decisive combat. The
Navy Department, after announcing the
bare results yesterday, has lapsed Into
silence again. It meets Inquirers with
the statement that the department. Is not
interested in the publication of news, but
Is concerned only In securing victory for
Japan. It is probable that many details
of the fight will never be given to the
world. It will probably be days and weeks
before the main facts of the battle and
Its strategy are made known.
Admiral Togo appears to have planned
and laid a complete trap, which fitted
Admiral Rojestvensky's action, and
the Japanese outmancuvered. outfought
According to the latest reports from
VIce-Adrolral Togo to his government
the loss to the Rustlans In ships sunk
or captured now numbers 22, while
full particulars are not yet In. The
Admiral say that none of his big
fighting ships wu seriously damaged.
I interesting nevs comes from vjadl-
- J tectctr (ErIs?rAlTnjrr -ahrt th ?orpedo-
boat destroyer Grozeny, The officers
pf the Almaz say they witnessed the
sinking of two Japanese battleships
and that two Japanese cruiser wre
lifting badly arid seemed about to sink
when the fog obscured their view of
the battle.
There seems to be sreat confusion as
to the fate of Vice-Admiral Itojest
vensky. It is said that he arrived at
Vladivostok on the torpedo-boat
Bulny. the Admiral wounded, and that'
his wife has received a telegram from
him. while a report received from
Toklo late Tuesday at the Mapanese
Legation at Washington says he was
captured on , board the Husslan de
stroyer Bledovy with another Admiral,
both severely wounded, and with sev
eral, staff officers of his flagship, the
Kniaz Souvaroff. the sinking of which
Is confirmed by the officers of the
and outshot the Russian?, fearlessly tak
ing their lightest cruisers against the
heavy Russian armor-clad battleships
and joining battleships with armored
cruisers, smothering them with gun fire.
Tremendous interest attached to the use
of submarine vessels. The Navy Depart
ment Is silent on this point, but It Is con
fidently believed that submarine" were
effectively used for the first time In his
tory. Theoretically, the sea was too
rough for the employment of submarines
Saturday, but the, Japanese sailors wel
come desperate chances.
It is believed that torpedo-boats and
destroyers scored heavily Saturday night.
The conditions on Sunday were most fa
vorable. The night was calm and clear
and land was visible for 40 miles across
the Tsu Straits.
Hundreds of Russian refugees who
landed on the Tsu Islands and In neighbor
ing provinces are coming to Sasebo and
The total tonnage of Admiral Togo'a
main fleet when he went Into action
was 1SG.SS6.
The total tonnage of fhlps he has
captured or sunk Is 153.411.
He has dfcpossd of a greater tonnage
than he had. and. according to his dls
patchee, all his ships arc still afloat.
Maizuru. Many of them are wounded and
otherwise suffering from the terrible or
deal of the long battle. Local branches
of the Red Cross and government hos
pitals are sheltering and treating them.
It Is believed that the - fighting ended
Monday. A search of the sea Is In prog
ress today.
The fate of Admiral Rojestvensky Is still
in doubt. "he failure of news strengthens
the belief that he has reached Vladivos
tok or fled south.
Toklo Is again jubilant today. Hundreds
of callers and deputations throng the
Navy Department, offering thanks and
congratulations. The newspapers declare
that Admiral Togo has gained a place
beside Nelson.
London Correspondent Again Makes
Him a Prisoner.
LONDON, May 3L The Daily Mall's
Tokio correspondent, cabling under date
of May 30. says? . . r-. .
"When theKnlaz Souvaroff was1 sunk,!
tCoBcludd en Fifth J?.) .,r v
Artillerymen to Salute Him
When He.- Steps 'From
the Train.
Plans Outlined, for Reception of
Distinguished Visitor and the
iCong-ressioHal Party-to Ar
lve'ThlsTOiorKlng. Vice-President Fairbanks and the
Congressional party wilt reach Port
land at 4 o'clock this morning and
will remain aboard the train until S
o'clock, when they will be escorted
through the streets of Portland by
the Fourth United States Artillery.
Vice-President and Mrs. Fairbanks
will be the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
H. W. Goode while In Portland.
When Vice-President Charles W. Fair
banks at 8 o'clock this morning alights
from ,the train which carried him from
Washington to Portland and walks
through the depot to the street he will
confront the 200 cavalrymen of the Fourth
United States Cavalry' who will instan
taneously upon his appearance draw
their sabers and lower the regimental
standards to the strains of the Vice
Presldcntlal salute from the mounted
band. The Vice-Presidential and Con
gressional parties will arrive in Portland
at 4 o'clock this morning in a special
train, having left Seattle last night at
10:30 o'clock, aftr a reception that was
given them by the prominent citizens and
public officials of that city.
The party will remain in the cars un
til S o'clock. when President and Mrs.
H. .W. GoodeT Theodore Hardee, assist
ant to the president, and Messrs J. C.
AInsworth. L. Allen Lewis and Henry
Ladd Corbett. committee of the Lewis
and Clark directors, will appear and wel.
come them to the .'City of'Portland. Vice-
President 'and Mrs; Fairbanks arid Presi
dent and Mrs. Goode wpi walk through
the "depot to 5rrlage.wfcere the Vie
Presldent will be .saluted. They will go
to the residence . of President Goode.
wliere they will be guests during their
stay In Portland. ' Mr. arid Mrs. .Warren
Fairbanks and Frederick Fairbanks will
aiso be guests of President and Mrs.
Goode. Warren and Frederick Fairbanks
are sons of the Vice-President The
Senate and Congressional, representation
will go to the Hotel Portland, where
rooms have been reserved for them.
When Vice-President Fairbanks and
party take their ieats In the. .carriage,
awaiting them, four noncommissioned of
ficers, led by a First Lieutenant, will de
tach themselves from the ranks of the
Fourth United States Cavalry, which
will be lined up at the other side of the
street In regular formation and .ride. to
the carriage, where 'they will form the
guard of honor. There will be two offi
cers on each side of the carriage, the
Lieutenant In the lead. Then the cavalry,
under the leadership of Colonel E. Z.
Steever, will march to the front anl pre
,ccde the Vlce-Pre.Ident and -his party-In
carriages as they start up the street.
Plan for the Day.
It Ls planned for the troops to escort
the Vice-President up Sixth to Flanders,
and onFlanders to Twentieth, to the resi
dence o.f President Goode. It depends
upon the wishes of the Vice-President en
tirely. . If he Is tired from the long
journey across .the continent and Is de
sirous of spending the' day in rest he
will be driven to President Goode's resi
dence without delay. In case he wants
to see Portland he will be driven to the
different points of Interest under the
escort of the Fourth United States Cav
alry. The troops are entirely at the
command of the Vice-President. While
acting as escort to Vice-President Fair
banks the officers and men of the FourjJi
Cavalry will ride with drawn sabers. The
mounted band will play National airs
almost continuously.
It Is not known exactly how Vice
President and Mrs. Fairbanks will be en
tertained this evening, all depending upon
the wishes of the guests. It Is thought
that they will visit the Exposition
grounds in the afternoon, and it is un
derstood that they wilLbe escorted there
by the Fourth United States Cavalry.
Mrs. Fairbanks will be given a reception
at noon today by the Daughters of the
American Revolution.
Vice-President Charles W. Fairbanks
and Joseph G. Cannon. Speaker of the
House of Representatives, who ls a mem
ber of the Congressional party, are both
said to be candidates for the Republican
nomination at. the next Republican Na
tional Convention. Vice-President Fair
banks is one of the most popular men in
the United Stats today, and his friends
are confident that if he would try he could
secure the Republican nomination. "Uncle
Joe" Cannon, as he is familiarly known
by his associates, has many supporters
and admirers who are equally .as confi
dent that he could secure the nomination.
Governor of Idaho.
Governor Frank , R. Gooding and staff.
of Idaho, "will also arrive In -Portland
on the O. R. & N. They will be' taken
Immediately to the Hotel' Portland. Gov
ernor Gooding and his official party will
remain In PorUand for several days. The
Governor of'Jdaho Is one of the wealthi
est men intheWest, and his fame as a
' "sheep klng": 1 -flat cbartnd J his.. own
state. :Uaversor .Gooding will Sfenfl con
siderable time at the Kx position tnts
Summer, coming to Portland whenever;
his offlciaIvdutles permit him.
The. members of the Congressional
party are: Joseph G. Cannon, Speaker of
the House, and Representative and Mrs.
James. A. Tawney, of Minnesota; James
S. Sherman, of New York; Mr. and. Mrs.
Charles L. Bartlett, of Georgia; Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph W. Babcock, of AVIsconsin;
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Beldler, of Ohio; Mr.
and Mrsi -H. C. ' Loudeislager. of New
Jersey; Mr. and Mrs. William A. Rod
enberg? of Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. James
C. Sibley, of Pennsylvania; Mr. and
"Mra.'CbarIes S. Legare, of South Caro
lina; Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Adams, of Wisconsin;.-
George N. Southwlck, of New
York; Robert L. Henry, of Texas: John H.
Small, of North Carolina; James McAn
drews", of Illinois; Courtney W. Hamlin,
of Missouri; Lucius N. LIttauer. of New
York: Alex McDowell, clerk of the
Houser Henry' Casson, cergeant-at-arms
In the House: W. H. Estey. teller in
the House; Frank B. Lyon, doorkeeper
In the House; L. W. Bushley. secretary to
Speaker Cannon: W. J. Browning, chief
clerk In the House;' Commander R. G.
Peck. Assistant Hydrographer In the Navy
Department; Representative and Mrs. J.
A. Hemenway and Miss Hemenway, of
Indiana; Sena to- and Mrs. Clark and
Miss Clark; Senator L. H. Ball, of Dela
ware; Senator L. S. Overman, of North
Carolina; Daniel M. Ramsdell. sergeant-at-arms
In the Senate; F. L. Flshback;
J. H. McGann; E. S. Noyes and J. R.
The Idaho party Ls composed of Gov
ernor and Mrs. Gooding and Miss Good
ing: Senator VIckers, Colonel and Mrs.
John McBIrney; Colonel S. E. Meyers;
Major H: L. Workman; Captain James
Speigel and Colonel S. E. Blbby.
Procedure of the Carriages In Vlce
Prcsldentlal Parade.
The order of precedence for car
riages In the opening parade tomorrow
was determined upon yesterday at Ex
position headquarters. The first car
riage will convey Vice-President Fair
banks and H. W. Goode. president of
the Exposition. The order of the other
vehicles will be:
Speaker Cannon. Acting Chalrmah Clark, of
Senate committee. Chairman Tawney of House
committee and Governor Chamberlain.
Two Senator. Mayor Williams and First
Exposition Vice-President Flelschner.
Two Senator. Senator Fu'.ton and Second
Exposition Vice-President Mills.. . , . . .
Two Senators, Third Exposition Vice-President
Conntll, and Director Wilcox.
One Senator, sergeant-at-arais of Senate.
Chairman Taylor, of Government Bsard, and
Expo-Ulon Director Fenton.
Governor Mtad. or Washington, his Adjutant-General
and two next ranking start offi
cers. Governor Gooding, of Idaho: his Adjutant
General anA two next ranking naff officer.'.
Governor Pardee, of California: his Adjutant-General
and two next ranking staff of.
The AdJutaaGeneral of -Oregon and three
next ranklngtff ofttccra.
Trp' Congressmen. Archbishop Chrlrtle and
Btoro? ' Moor.
?Tvi ioi5tl9tW"K' t4 Exposition. Directors
AVeerinser andBate.. ,
Two and Es position Directors
Two Ctgrer9fl and ExpoilUon Directors
Ladd1 arid J.lvipjstone.
Two Congressmen and Exposition Directors
Mackrntie. And Mallory.
Two Coharessm'n and .Exposition . Directors
Meara tnd Myers.
Two Co'ngrcwmen. 3ergeant-at-Arms of
House Catson and President Myers, of. Oregon
State Commission;
Mew. Noyer. Cover and King, of Vic
Preridtnt'! party, and Exposition Director
Exposition Directors TUIey. Wolfe, Bush and
Exposition Director Van Duen and addi
tional Ken'Jtmen of Congrewlonal party.
Additional gentlemen or Congressional party.
'Extra.- .......
The Weather.
TODAY'S Showers' .possibly .attended by
thunder. Winds, mostly southerly.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 7"
dfg.: minimum, 36. Precipitation. 0.08 of
an inch". . --
The. War In the Far East.
Togo. reports capture of 22 ships with Ito
Jeatvensky and two other - Admirals.
. . .
Two Russian v.slilp? escape to Vladivostok
and send news to army. Page. 1.
Persistent reports that Rojestvensky escaped.
Page 1.
Cruiser Gromobol blown up by mine and
sinks with all hands. Page 1.
Czar, prostrated by grief. Page 3.
Russians still refuse to consider peace.
Page 3.
Diplomats look to Roosevelt as mediator,
rage 1.
. Foreign.
King Alfonso heartily welcomed in Parla.
Page 3. ' ...
President Roosevelt 'xpeaks at unveiling of
Slocum statue. Page 4. '
Secretary Morton will resign to become presi-
dent of New York Subway. Page i.
Chicago employers will spread strike In lum
ber district. .Page 13..
Irrigation tunnel in Colorado caves in and
buries 25 men. Page 5.
Sport. ;'
Automobile races take place at Irvington.
Page 7.
Giants defeat the Siwashes. Page T.
Multnomah Club athletes win -from Pacific
Unlvertlty by score of 30 to 58. Page 7.
Willamette University defeats Pacific Col
lege. 71 i to 45H. Page 7.
University of California wins from crews of
Washington .and Stanford. Page 7.
Pacific Coast League scores: Portland 4.
Seattle 1: Tacoma 3. Oakland 1; Los An
geles 7, San Francisco 0. Page 7.
Pacific: Coast.
Cloudburst In Rhea Creek? near Heppner,
drowns woman and three children. Page 3.
Congressman Cushtsan says- the' Federal
Union is greater than any other. Page ,6t
Vice-President Fairbanks Is entertained in
Seattle on the way to the blg Fair.
Page 6.
Miss Ann - Seaborg - and Robert Brown
drowned near Astoria. Page 0.
Memorial Day observance in the Northwests
t Page C
Commercial and Marine.
Crop' conditions ' Indicate " smaller hop yield
than lt year. Page 13. .
Holiday on Front street, Tage 13.
Steamer Hannaford makes first trip down
Snake River. Page 13.
Few vessels, worked yesterday. Page 13.
Lewis and Clark Exposition.
Vice-President Fairbanks and the Congressional-
delegation to the Fair will arrive
at 4 o'clock this morning. Page 1.
All is in readiness for the opening of the
Fair.- -Page 10.
Scheme to. extort high rates from visitors
during the Centennial frowned upon by
officials. Eage 10. . , .
' Port land aad TIcJaKy. -
MemorlaIV'Day' exercise at Lone Fir Ceme
"tery. Pse-Hv . ' "r
Smaller hanks declare, that proposed charter
ameadmeht' "regarding-'city funds .Is a
scheme of the,. largecjBsUtutlOR. Page II.
Street raTHwaj' Jwn(s" x'o 'mike its blanket
f raschtee 'applicable, throughout dVwnteWa
district hy.lchrttrTa"eaane8U Page. 18,
."-J, J t( J?-
Till Russia Cries "Enough"
Nippon Will Hammer. '
Away at Her.
Diplomats-Look to Roosevelt but He
Will Not .Move Until the Czar
Is Convinced Russia Is
Knocked Out.
WASHINGTON, May CO. "Until some
word of peace comes out of Tsarskoe
Selo, Nippon has but to fight on."
This epigrammatic remark of Mr. Taka
hira. the Japanese minister, made tonight
with the details of the victory of the Jap
anese fleet before him, accurately sets
forth not only his opinion, but it Is be
lieved., that of the Washington and other
neutral governments represented here re
gardlng the effect of the battle on Rus
sla's- policy. Whether Count Casslnl, the
Russian Ambassador, will be the bearer
of that fateful word when he sees the
President tomorrow or Thursday remains
to be seen, but the Ambassador, In a con
versation with a correspondent of the As
sociated Pregs today, was more emphatic
than at any time since the war was de
clared that the w,ar would go on Indefi
nitely. While admitting that he would
see the President In the next few days
and have a long conference on the gen
eral situation, the Ambassador strongly
discourages any hopes of an early peace.
"Perhaps after Llao Yang there was a
possibility of peace. I will not say there
was not" an idea of peace at that time in
certain .quarters, but' now, after this
crushing defeat, never. The Japanese
talk of Indemnity. Russia can better use
this money In the building of another
fleet. Certainly this Is not the time when
Rus4a can afford to take up the question
of peace."
May Yield When She Learns AH.
It is this apparent determination of
Russia to continue the war in the face
of disastrous defeats on land and sea
which discourages the Washington Gov
ernment at this time from taking any pos
itive steps toward offering assistance to
the belligerents !ucumlng to an under
standing. Is believed, here, however,
that, when Ruwia, through her own
agent's, has learned, the full extent of her
f6fes, she may be approached regarding
peace .with some hope that overtures will
be wclcomed.fc It. Is such .an opportunlty
for which this Government Is watching.
Soon after the President returned from
New York this evening Secretary Taft.
who had been out of the city for about a
week, called at the White House and was
. , ... -. , ,
in conferencec with him for several
hours. While the Secretary was there,
dlipatchcs arrived from the Japanese le-!
cation alvint details of the battle, which
th PrHcnt- rp. xrith i-n int,
rx. t u . , c jt i
The President and Secretary discussed a
number of matters, but the outlook fort
peace occupied much of their time. It ls
realized that the crushing character of
the Russian defeat gives the President
an opportunity with entire propriety to
offer his service to the St. Petersburg
government In establishing communica
tion with Toklo. but until It .can be
learned that such an offer wouIJ probably
be successful this government is not in
clined to act.
Should AskRooscvclt's Aid.
Throughout the diplomatic corps today,
the keenest interest was displayed in the
news from the conference whlch Mr. Ta
kahlra. the Japanese Minister, had with
the President at the White Houss last
"That marks a step in the direction
of peace," said a. prominent diplomat,
"and ii is to be hoped that Russia will
recognize, as does the rest of Europe, disinterested earnestness with
which the President wishes for an
ending of the war. Whatever the pop
ular feeling In this country, I think
the Russian government will reaJIly
admit that the attitude of President
Roosevelt, personally and officially,
has been all that Russia or Japan could
ask. If Russia had taken the advice" of
the President after the battle of Liao
Yang-, she would be at peace with the
world with the greater portion of her
navy Intact."
This reference was to a conference
which the President had with Count
Casslnl soon after the battle of Liao
Yang, when the President expressed
the opinion - that Russia could with
dignity and advantage discuss peace
terms with Japan at that time and with
the certainty that no indemnity would
be asked. While careful to transmit the
substance of the conversation to his
government, the only answer which the
Russian Ambassador received was:
"The Czar will continue the war to the
bitter end,"
Although the State Department was
officially closed today, Mr. Loomls, .the
Acting Secretary of State, was early
at r.Is office to read the dispatches ar
riving from the Far East. About 11
o'clock Baron Speck von Sternberg, the
German Ambassador, called Informally
and remained with the Secretary for
.more than an hour discussing the bat
tle and its effect on the early ending of
the war. The" Ambassador brought no
dispatches from Berlin and told the Sec
retary that he had not heard from his
government since the result of the bat
tle was. known." The Ambassador, will
leave Washington tomorrow for Deer
Park, Me. where he and the Baroness
have leased a. cottage for the early
part of June. The Ambassador has ar
range J, how.eyer,. to . be. Jn. telephonic,
communication with his 'Embassy jaily
and ali dispatches will be forwarded to
Regarding last night's conference at
the White House it is possible now to
state that it dealt with details of the
battle and, secondly with the possible
effect of this decisive victory on Rus
sia's previous determination to prolong
the-, war indefinitely. No one here real
izes more clearly than the Mikado
that the Czar must be convinced of the
overwhelming character of the Russian
defeat before he will consider peace,
and close a3 are the relations between
Tokio and Washington, the Japanese
governinent Is not inclined, through Its
minister, to discuss even with the
President definite peace terms until of
ficially assured "In the Czar's name
that Russia is prepared seriously and In
good faith to discuss peace with Japan."
Thus far the Washington Govern
ment has not received the slightest of
ficial Intimation that peace is under
consideration at St. Petersburg-, but a
report on this point is expected very
soon from Mr. Mayer, the American
Ambassador, who was some time ago
instructed to make clear at the proper
time to the Russian officials that, wnile
neither President Roosevelt nor an
other official of the Government is am
bitious for the role of peacemaker,
Russia would And no power more ready
to assist in opening direct negotiations
with Japan than her traditional friend,
the Washington Government.
M. Jusserand, the Frencn Ambassa
dor, called at the Russian Embassy
this afternoon and "spent some time
with Count Casslnl. The visit was.
however, of un entirely personal char
acter. Count Cassini, upon receiving a dis
patch from Baron Rosen that the lat
ter expected to be in. Washington early
in July, has cabled his successor urging
that he reach here In June If possible.
Expects Russia to Go Leisurely About
Seeking Peace.
PARIS. May SO. The view that prevails
in official quarters here is that some time
must elapse before Russia reaches a final
determination as to her future course,
but it is anticipated tnat she is like
ly to canvass the situation among the
friendly nations with the purpose of as
certaining the best possible basis for the
conclusion of the war. However, the
French officials do not expect such pro
cess to advance rapidly, owing to the
leisurely methods of Russian diplomacy
and the conflicting internal elements. It
Is certain that If Foreign Minister Del
casse's advice 13 solicited, it will be ex
erted in behalf of the re-cstabllshment of
peace, but there Is no Indication that
France will take the Initiative until defi
nitely requested to do so.
Conversing recently with a diplomat
relative to the possibilities of peace, M.
Delcasse said It was easy to give advice,
but difficult to have It accepted. Never
theless, his Influence had been constantly
exerted toward a paelflc solution.
Premier. Rouvler shares the sanis' sen
timents on the, subject as M. Delcasse.
und powerful financial interests Are ' In
favor at peace, s '
For the moment, however; he qfficiat
here, are absorbed In the visit of King
Alfonso, which affects the most vital fea
ture of French foreign policy, and there
fore It Is of more immediate-concern' to
France than Russia s dilemma. A Cabl-
' net council was held at noon, and the
Ministers were occupied chiefly with the
Annl arrangements fdr the King's visit.
I . ,S0 Im1u"if?"?" !?5 dee,fat,Ve ,
the naval battle In the Far. East or Its
effect on the war Th(J jy govern-
meat's advices concerning the engage-
ment are meager, as the chief channel for.
! information Is St Petersburg. The
Japanese Legation received the news of
Togo's victory without demonstrative en-
tl)U?sIasm. AJ member of the Legation
"It was part of our programme, which
is not finished. We shall be ready to- ex
amine terms of peace only . when. Russia
puts them forth in definite form."
Russian Officials Refuse to Consider
Peace "Talk.
LOXDON, May 30. The Associated
Press learned today in Russian offl
clal circles here, that It Is considered
far too early to discuss the question'oC
peace. The Russian government must
first learn the effect of the defeat on
the whole Russian people, and even
then It might have an entirely different
effect in .Russia.
The leaders o the Russian colony in
London are eagerly awaiting- official
news from Sj. Petersburg, scarcely any
information having yet reached the
English paper? from the Russian Capi
tal. Tne officials of the Japanese Le
gation still contend that first sings of
willingness for peace must come rfom
Russia. Other niplomatic and .official
circles are unanimously of the opinion
that the Russian" defeat must result In
early peace. In some quarters there Is
ra'llc of intervention, but this is scouted,
as it is not considered likely that any
government will Interfere between two
such power3.
Dr. Jordan Says They Deal Honestly
With Government.
CHICAGO. May 30. "Graft Is a thing
entirely unknown In Japan," said David
Starr Jordan, president of Leland Stan
ford University, last night, addressing one
of the meetings preliminary to the regu
lar session of Congress of Religion.
"I venture to say," continued Mr. Jor-
dan. "that In the present war not $1G0
of Japanese war funds has been stolen.
On the other hand, I presume that not
one dollar in twenty, if one in a hundred,
on the side of the Russians ever reached
Its proper destination. I -heard of only
one dishonest Japanese while In the coun
try, and he was one whose morals had
been contaminated by residence abroad."
Dr. Jordan's lecture 'was largely upon
Shintolsra, the chief religion in Japan,
which, he said. Is not a form of worship,
but a spiritual living so ancestors would
not be ashamed of their descendants.
Japanese of New York Will Celebrate
. Victory.
NEW YORK. May 30. A gift, probably
in the form of a silver and gold loving
cup. will be seat Admiral Togo within a.
few days by.thc Japanese, residents of
this city. This has been decided- on- at
meeting of .the Admiral's countrymen held
In connection with the proposed- plan for
a big celebration of . tke ea victory;-, to.
Concluded oa Fifth Pagre.)
Only Two Ships Reach
NobJest of Fleet Had Been
Already Destroyed
Fugitives Saw Two Battleships Go
" Down and Two - Cruisers About
to Sink Grozeny Sinks En
emy's Destroyer in 'Duel.
Special Cable.
ST PETERSBURG, Maj- 31. It la an
nounced at the Admiralty that- Hews
haw been reccled. of ' the death, ef Ad
miral Voelkcrahara, heretofore report
ed n prisoner la the hands of the Jap
anese. VLADIVOSTOK. May 30. (4:30 P. M.)
Two ships alone of Vice-Admiral Rojest
vensky's powerful flotilla, the swift cmy
er Almaz and the torpeclb-boat destroyer
X3rozeny. He at anchor here today In the
curving- harbor of Golden Horn, they hav
ing separated from the fleet In the early
stage of the battle, which began In the
Corean Strait Saturday, and headed, in
obedience to- orders, with full speed to
Up to 4 o'clock this afternoon no other
vessel of the Baltic fleet had yet arrived, (
and the signal stations at Askold and
Rimsky-Korsakoff Islands reported nontvv-r
In sight.
Saw - Japanese Ships Sink..
Officers of the Almaz and Grczeny say
that both fleets had already sustained ter
rible losses when the Almaxraad ;Qr
broke through the hostile like-
Japanese, two battleships fead TgbnJ ?!
'Udiic lucu cccr tiiiu hnq,uutni?, .turn.
ready to-plunge bow fbrcraasttehe" 54
torn-of the sea.
Sad night of Russians.
The Russian fleet, they say, was even la
a sadder plight. Rojestvensky's flagship,
the Kniaz -'Sauvaroff, and. her sister ship,
the Borodino, and the cruisers Osliabia
and Ural, were utterly destroyed, and,
when the fog- closed down and hid the
scene of battle from sight northward of
the speeding ships, a third great Russian
battleship, the Alexander III, seemed in
sore distress, but limping northward, put
ting up a vallannght against throngs of
torpedo-boats and still continuing her at
tacks on the cruisers" of the Island em
pire. Torpedo-boats were also clinging
round the other s"hlps of the fleet IIke an
gered wasps, separate flotillas darting in
again and again to launch their weapons.
Bears Sears of Battle. "
The Almaz, which arrived at her an
chorage here Monday "evening, bears
scars of battle. Her" mizzenmast Is shot
away, and one of her smokestacks is
pierced by a- cannon shot. But the Gro
zeny, though engaged for several hours
In a running fight at short range with: a
long Japanese "destroyer, shows no signs
of the fray.
After her commander. Captain Andrlff
skl, had been wounded and an officer and
three .men had been killed, the Grozeny
succeeded In sinking her opponent with a,
luckily placed shot, and reached Vladi
vostok without further adventure at Tl
o'clock this morning.
For the past two days' Vladivostok has
been buzzing with rumor and excitement.
The fact that a battle between the rival
fleets was Imminent, if RoiestvensKy was
rtl rAr n i .w1 (rrliu -nrftVft Tft!ft
made known through telegrams from Eu
rope, and. when it was learned Monday
morning that a Russian cruiser had been
sighted off Askold Island, headed for the
harbor,, the city was filled with the wild-
e3t reports of every nature.
The Inhabitants clustered in the streets,
thronged the waterside or climbed the
frowning hils overlooking the harbor.
Almaz Arrives With'B'ad News..
Finally, toward 6 o'clock of the evenings
a graceful cruiser with two' snowy white
stacks shot In -view at the entrance to
the Golden Horn and rounded to an an
chorage beneath the bristling guns of the
curving promontory. From afar the brok
enr stump of her mizzenmast and a shot-
hole showing: on the white paint of one
stack Indicated that the" cruiser had en-a
centered the Japanese.
As the anchor chain rattled In the
hawse-holes, the vessel wreathed itself, in
oni,,to tt trou o n Artmtrnl'o saluted fa
DCgun ia ecuo lruui iuenuiiuuuuu urns
when Von Jessen's flagship,, the cruiser
Rossla, answered the salute, and a rata
ute later the guns of the fortress took up
the cannonade.
Excitement beyond description seized
the thronging spectators, who with fran
tic huzzahs tossed high' their caps. CW-
zens embraced each other aad- danced
jubilantly on the pier, while the crews .
the ships In the harbor joined In the wMd
cheering-. ' In a trice the boats were
dropped from the idavlts" and ia a mo
ment the officers of the cruisers aad torpedo-boats
in the harbor and the'ialntWry
.officials from the fortress were swanateg
i Concluded of. Pase'-l.)