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THE-STJSTDAY .OREG OjJTLAN, PGRTLA-ND,- SEPTEMBER 3, 1905.
CHRONOLOGY OF THE RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR
Diary of the Great Naval and Land Contests Which"
Ended Last Week.
Events, military, political and diplomatic, connected with the war between
Japan and Russia In chronological order are here given, compiled from various
authentic sources. It Is valuable for reference. Duration of the war was a
year and a half In which time the greatest sea and land battles of modern
times took place. The record here given amounts almost to a dally diary of
THE SURPRISE OF tort arthtjr. i
July 1003 I
28. Opening of diplomatic negotiations between
Ruseia and Japan regarding Corea and
6. Diplomatic relations broken off.
7. JatM selxed Mae&npho, Corea, capturing
tiire ue Kueetas torpedoboat Rasboynlk.
8. Japanese torpedoboats attacked the Rub
Man fleet outxtde Port Arthur, disabling
the haUleahlpa Czarevitch and Rotvizau
ad the cruiser Pallada. which -were
beached. The cruiser Novik, Askold,
rHana. and l'oUava were damaged below
tb water line, but afterwards repaired,
tus were the bUtl4iir.
9. Attack on Port Arthur by Japan eee war
tfetpe; the Ruseian fleet was driven Into
tfee harbor, the battleship Poltava and
cruisers Novik. Asfcold and Diana being
In Chemulpo Harbor, Corea, a Japanese
muadron sank the Russian cruller Varlag,
killing and wounding 53 of her orew.
The torpedo gunboat Korictz was blown
up at tint same time by the Russians.
It. Japan formally declares war.
11. United States declares, neutrality.
Japaaeee merchantman sunk by Vladlvo
12. Ruealan Minister leaves Beoul guarded by
China proclaims her neutrality.
13. Russian torpedo transport Venlfcl blown
up by accidental contact with mines in
TftUen Bay; officers and crew numbering
96 -were lovt.
14. Torpedo attack on Port Arthur fleet, in
which two Russian nhips were damared.
RuMtan cruUw Boyarin punk by mines,
and her officers and crew, numbering 197,
1C Japanese fleet bombarded Port Arthur.
Japan landing troops at Vousan and Che
Russian army concentrating at Harbin.
Viceroy Alexleff leave Port Arthur.
17. Admiral Xakaroff supersedes Admiral
lift) -million dollar loan taken up In
19. Stw Japanese troops landed at Plaknln
Bay, Kast Corea; movement toward the
went checked by snows in the mountains
2ft. Japanese fleet bombarded Port Arthur.
Coaeacke cross the Yalu in Corea.
Rueetan account of diplomatic negotiations
21. Kuropatkln appointed commander-in-chief
of the Russian forces in Manchuria.
22. Count Lamedorff Issues an explanatory cir
cular to the powers, charging Japan with
violating international law in regard to
28. Japaneae-Corean treaty signed at Sooul.
Japan guaranteeing "the independence and
territorial Integrity of the Corean empire."
24. First Japan coe attempt to block Port Ar
thur channel by ponding in four old eteam-
' era loaded with stone; the plan failed.
Thirty thousand Japanese troops deployed
between Seoul and Ping-Tang.
25. Japanese naval attack on Port Arthur re
PNleed. Viceroy Alexleff, in proclamation, warns
-Chinese to aid Russians, er be exterminated
Russians cut Anju-Plng-Tang tolograph
FIRST IAND ACTION OF THE WAR.
26. First land action of the war. Troops in
touch at Ping-Yang, Corea.
30. Japan sise one of the Billot Islands,
belonging to China, for a naval bace.
2. Both Japan and Rusria issue statements,
the former raying Russia did net want
peace, the latter that ehe could not safely
evacuate Manchuria at the time pledged.
A. More than 30.000 Japanese troops landed
at Chlnampo, Corea.
Japan given Russia the lie relating to the
latter' charge of Japanese violation of In
ternational law in Corea.
0. Japanoe warships shelled Vladivostok, at
long range, doing little damage; Russian
fort did not reply.
7. CMna grants exequatur for American
Coffewlfl at Mukden and Antung.
8. Vladivostok again bombarded without rf-
'0. Admiral Makaroff made a Bertie from Port !
Arthur late at night with wtx torpodeteefcte.
one of which lost. The Japanese also
kwt a torpedohoat.
12. Kuropatkln leaves St Petersburg for the
16. Russian torpodoboat Skerrl sunk by mines
at Port Arthur.
22. Japanese fleet again bombarded Port Ar
thur. Second attempt to block the chan
28. JBpaneee and Russians in teuoh at Pak
27. Russian torpodobeat Btilni disabled by
Japanese eaelt at Tort Arthur; 7 killed, 12
Kuropatkin arrives at Mukden.
21. State of siege declared in the Port Arthur
6. Russians abandon "Wlju, Corea. and retire
across the Yalu Into Manchuria.
4. Japaneee occupy "Wiju.
7. Japanese supply Bhips enter the Yalu.
8-8. Skirmishing along the Yalu.
12. Japanese naval vessels strew mines out
side of Port Arthur.
13. Russian battleship Petropavlovsk mink by
Japanese mine off Port Arthur, Admiral
Makaroff with officers and crow to the
number of 074 being drowned.
Russian battleship Pallada seriously dam
aged by Japanese mines at same time and
Russian torpedoboat Resxtranhnl sunk by
fire ef Japanese the come day.
14. The battleship Pobleda, while maneuvering
off Port Arthur, struck a mine and was
15. Kasuga and Nlfishln bombard Port Ar-
thur by high-angle fire from Piaoon Bay.
22. Russian launch Mown up while laying
mines at Port Arthur; 21 men lost.
22. Japanese advanced guard crosses the Yalu.
2. Russian Vladivostok squadron entared the
harbor of Woasan, Corea, and eank a
Japanese merchant steamer.
2d. The Japanese transport Klnshlu Maru was
sunk by the ftustnan Vladivostok squad
ron ia the Sea of Japan; 78 drownod, 218
27. Third Japanese attempt to block the chan
nel at Port Arthur falls.
Fighting on the Yalu begins.
BATTUE OF THE YAX.T7.
20-30 and May L Battle of the Yalu. The
First Japanese Army, under Kuroki, forces
the cropping of the Yalu near WIJu. defeats
Russians under Sassulltch at Kullencheng
and Hamatan, with a los of about 4 (XX)
man on both eidos, and captures 2S guns.
4. In a fourth desperate attempt the Japanese
mink five merchant shins at the entrance
to the inner harbor of Port Arthur, but
did not seal tho port.
Second Japanese army sails from Chl
Admiral Hosoya with first fleet of trans
ports appears oft Fltsewo, in Llao-Tung
C Japan eso army under Oku began land
ing at PI tee wo.
7. Japanese army cut the railroad and tele-
graphic communications with Port Arthur
10. Cossacks unsuccessfully attack Anju.
12. The Russians destroyed deep-water piers
Japanese bombard Tallen.
Jasaneao tomedoboat No. 4R blown nn
while removing Russian mines from Kerr
jaay; seven or crew Killed, seven wounded.
Japanese 0 per cent sterling loan of $50.-
000,000 issued In London and New York
IS. Russian 5 per cent external loan of $150,
000.000 Issued bv Banaue de Paris un.
14. Japanese cruiser Mlyako blown up while
removing mines In Kerr Bay; 8 of crew
IS. Japanese battleship Hatsuse sunk In-
striking submerged Russian mine outside
I'ert Aitnur, ana 460 orncera and men
. killed. Battleship Yashlma also was sunk
by a Russian mine. Japanese cruiser
lOMino rammed and sunk bv sister shin.
Kasuga, off Port Arthur, and 232 officers
ami roon orownea.
1C. Japanese Second Army moves on Klnehow.
17. Japanese torpedoboat destroyer Skalasukl
mrak off Port Arthur. Gunboat Gshlma
Gunk In collision while co-operating with
10. Jasanose Third Army lends at Takushan.
20. Russian orulsor Bogatyr ran on the rocks
near Vladivostok; afterwards pulled off
24. Japanese bombard Port Arthur.
20. Kin Chow captured by Japanese? and Rus
sians driven from strong position at Nan
shan in all-day battle; Japanese loss 4S04
killed and wounded; Russians reported total
-casualties of 730.
SO. Japanese occupied Dalny. securing much
valuable property; docks blocked by sunken
Japanese defeat mixed Russian force at
Xrlchaton, nine miles north, of Folondlen,
witn lessee or 73; Russian loss unknown.
3. Russian diversion in favor of Port Arthur:
20,000 troops moving south from Kal-Chow
under -command of Stalkelberg.
4. Russian gunboat sunk while removing
mines from Port Arthur roadstead.
.7. Russians driven from Samaltsa and Sin-
Ten after hotly contested battles.
11. Japanese blockade JSew Chwong.
14. The Russian deetroyer flotilla makes
sortie from Port Arthur, but is driven back
RUSSIANS BEA.TBX AT YAFAXGOW.
,14, 15, 16. Battle of Vafangow (Tellcse) result
in decisive victory for Japanese. Total
Russian casualties; 3420; Japanese, 1103.
Russians lose 10 guns and retire on Kai
Ping. IS. Vladivostok squadron sinks two Japanese
transports, the Hitachi and Izunl, and
disables the Sado. in Sea of Japan.
10. Vladivostok squadron captures the Allan
ton, bound from Muroran to Singapore.
18, 23. Generals Kuroki and Oku odvoaelng
to form juncture of armies for joint at
tack on Russian main army. Conetast
. skirmishes mark movement.
23. Russian fleet made rortlc from Port 'Ar
thur, and after declining battle with Togo's
fleet, was attacked in outer harbor by
Japanese torpedo-boats. Tego's report that
one battleship was sunk, and wne, together
with large cruiser, damaged, was set borne
out by later newa.
Kuropatkln takes command of the Russian
army in person.
20. The two armies face to face. Russians
holding the line Kai Chow, Tasbicblae,
I. la 'Vang. Japanese couth of Kai Chow,
Japanese approach Pert Arthur from the
land side, and capture Hsitaueban and'
Japanese captured I Russian positions at
Gum'-San-Shan, ten miles nerihe&st ef
27. General Kurokt's army captured Fenshul,
Motion and Dalln passes, giving them ae
cess to the Valley ef the Uae. "
2B. Japanese Sixth Division lands at Korr
39. Vladivostok squadron bombards TV one an.
I. Vladivostok squadron eludes Admiral Kam
lmura near Tfu Shim. a.
2 Russians defeated in battle at Langtse
Pass, west of Metlen Pass, with tote ef
4. Japanese captured Mlao-Tsul fort, with
oigbt guns, four miles nerthe&st of lort
General Fock made rortlc from Port Ar
thur, driving back the Japanese line west
of the town.
Russian attack on Japanese In Molten Pass
repulsed, with loss of 200 mess; Japanese
5. Japanese gunboat Kalmes punk by mlno
outside Tallen Day: 22 of crew lest.
4- 6. The Pejerburg and Smolensk, cruisers
of the Russian volunteer fleet. pas the
Bosnhorus under the commercial flag.
5- 7. Sortie from Port Arthur reported to have
recaptured positions or xorthfat with
heavy losses to Japanese.
0. Marshal Oyama, oommander-ln-clilef
leaves Toklo for the front.
8. Japanese under Oku capture Kai Chew,
after three day it" righting.
II. British steamships MeneiaMB and Crewe
Hall stopped seuth of JMdah by Russian
volunteer cruiser Peterbwrg.
JAPANESE OCCUPY YIN KOW.
13. Japaneoe occupy Yin Kow. and move to
wards Xluchwang; Nod em's army occu
pied Sim u eh on, 2$ miles 'east of Hal
Cheng. British steamer Malaeea stopped by Peter
burg in Red Sea and taken back to Suez.
14. Announcement that the Baltic- fleet will
sail for the Far Bast.
15. Steamship Prinz Heinrlch stepped by
Smolensk and malts seized.
16. British steamship Hlpsang sunk by Rus
sian destroyer In the Gulf ef FeeMU.
17. Attack by General Count Keller on the
Motion position falls.
18. Germany protests against the Russian
seizure of mails from the Heinrieh.
Japanese cruiser Halyen sunk by mine
In Pigeon Bay: 2Mt drowned.
18. Steamship Scandia stopped m Red Sea and
taken beck to fauez.
Preliminary Japanese attack en Liao Yang
20. Vladlvotk equadron parses Tsugaru
Straits into the Pacific, pursued by Jap
anese torpedo flotilla.
British Ambanmdor in St. Petersburg makes
formal protest s,galnst the retzwe of the
Malacca, jind requests her Immediate re
21. Ruesia says she will release the Malacca
If wrongfully -fetzed. .
. 24. Order iesued recalling the Russian vcJun
teer cruisers motensK mm i'eiorwrg.
their war status being uuesUoned.
Rusrians begin cvacwusUw of Ntuchw&ng.
Japewese puiMng Run(as out ef their
poeitioM south of LtaeYang.
British steamer Knight Commander sunk
by Vladivostok squadron off I4zu.
Ilritlsh steamer Fcrmoea seized In the Rod
Sea and taken back te Suez.
Japanese torpedo three Russian destroy-
ers outside Port Arthur.
5. Japanese under General Oku, after severe
fighting, drive the Russians back from
their positions to Tashlchlao.
Japanese occupy Niuchwang.
0-9u. Japanese capture Wolf Hill, at Port
Arthur, after severe fighting. General.
Stoensel retreats toward Port Arthur.
:7. Steamer Malacca released at Algiers.
!S. M. von Plehve. Russian Minister of the
Interior, assassinated by & bomb at St.
31. Japanese advance all along the line. Rus
sians driven In en Hai-Cneng and ether
positions south of Uao Yang.
1. Sortie of torpedo.boat from Port Arthur.
2. Hal-Cheng evacuated by the Russians.
8. Japanese occupy Hal-Cheng.
6. Sea and land attack on Port Arthur-Green
and Christ hi 1 Iff, north and northeast of
the city, taken.
7. Japanese land troops in Louisa. Bay, west
of Port Arthur.
BOTII RUSSIAN FLEETS DEFEATED.
Sortie by the Port Arthur fleet. Admiral
Togo' attacks and disperses rhlps. seriously
damaging five battleships. Admiral Wlthoeft
killed. Rustan vowels take refuge in the
neutral ports the Czarevitch at Tstogtau.
the Askold and Gresovot at Shanghai, the
Diana at Saigon, and the Ryeshltelni at
Chefoo but the majority are driven back
into Port Arthur.
1L A Russian destroyer stranded 2d miles east
Lord Landaawne makes a statement in the
House of Lords with regard to contraband.
Japanese viols te Chinese neutrality by en
tering the Harbor ef Chefoo and cut
ting out tho Runeian destroyer RyesMteinl.
Sen born to the Czar.
13. Admiral Rojestvensky assumes command
of the Baltic fleet.
14. Vladivostok fleet met 46 miles aerthcast
of T0U islands and defeated by the Jap
anese fleet under Kamlmura. The Rurlk
sunk, and the Rossi a and Grombot es
caped badly damaged. The captain and
all of the superior officers of the Hurtle
perished. The Japanera rescued Ml ef the
crew, of whom 177 were wounded.
Russia protests to China against the seiz
ure of the Ryetthltelnt by the Japanese.
China demanded the restoration of the tt-a-poi.
IS. Japanese attaek Uglovala Mountain, near
Louisa Bay, but ore repulsed with great
1C. General Nogl demands the surrender ef
Port Arthur, offering rnfe conduct for non
combatants. Russian fleet attompts another ssrtle from
17. General Stoessei refuses to surrender Port
.Arthur er te accept eafo conduct far non
combatant. American and British ambaJtsadors nrotest
against Russia's ruling that fftxl Is oen-
WLDana o. war.
18. Japan refuses te give up the Ryeshltelni.
Attack on Port Arthur renewed.
Ruenlan gunboat Otavajnl sunk by mine off
Japan protests against proiengued stay of
Russian ships Askold and Grozovel at
FIRST GENERAL ATTACK ON PORT
19. First general attack on Port Arthur begun;
siege mortars In operation.
20. Japan issues a statement In defense of her
cutting out the Rycenltelnl.
Russian cruiser Novlk. which escaced from
Part Arthur. August 10. caught erf Kersa-
kovsk. Sakhalin, and driven ashore.
. Rlglung trenches at Port Arthur captured
ny Japanese ana rrtaicon Dy Russians.
2L Japanese driven out of East Keekwan fort.
Port Arthur, by Russian sortie.
22. East and AVtt Ponlungshon forts, Port
Arthur, taken by Japanese.
Russian battleship Sevastopol damaged by
Left flank of Kurokl's army closes In on
23. Japanese make desperate assaults on "Wan
ts I and the north fort cast of Keekwan
Mountain, Fort Arthur, but are driven
21. Early morning assault on the Keekwan
forts repulsed by the Russians with great
slaughter.. Japanese losses Is the six days
of the first general esjault on Port Arthur
exceed 14.000 men. The operation as
whole was a failure, though the Japanese
succeeded In holding on to one point of
or value uanjusan ore
Russian cruisers Askold and Grosovol or
dered dismantled by the Czar.
25. Japanese army begins Its general advance
2C Japanese center takes Kung-Chang, south
east of Llso-Yacg. and the left winr
Japanese drive Russians out of positions oa
ngeon uay, wrest or Port Arthur.
28. Japanese capture parade ground north
west of Port Arthur.
Kuroki advances right wine of the Janas-
cse array and gets in touch with center
and left before Liao-Ta&g.
29-30. Japanese bombarded Russian positions
at lao-aang arte stake lniaairy attacks,
but make no material laprtxsioa on the
SI. Second and Third Japanese armies resume
their attack and make progress la the
direction of Hsin-ll-tua and Sbou-Shan.
1. RusMan driven out of their works at these
points, and Russian right and center fall
back toward river line. First army car
ries Manjayama Hill.
2-S. Oku's and Nodzu's armies continue their
S. Kuropatkln orders a general retreat.
Japanese torpedo-boat destroyer Hayatorl
sunk by mine oft Pert Arthur.
JAPANESE OCCUPY 1JAO-YANG.
4.Rutan rearguard, after delaying Japanese
for two days, finally evacuates Uao-Yang.
The Japanese enter I4ae-Yaag at I A. M.
Russia loses 14.000 and Japan 17,009 men
la this movement.
4-fi. Russian army in retreat fights rearguard
aetloae. Kuroki occupies Yeatal eeal
C. British cruiser Forte notifies the Peterburg
and Smolensk of the Czar's orders te de
sist from interfering with neutral ebJp
Mns. 7. Kuropatkln arrives at Mukden.
13. Vladivostok Prize Court orders release of
British steamer Catenas, but coaAsesaes Us
cargo of flour and cette.
1G. RuMda recognizes dlstiaettoB between ab
solute and conditional contraband.
IS. Japanene armored gunboat Hot-yen strikes
a mine and sinks.
18-20. Capture ef Fort Kuropatkin and the
8ueiseeying redoubts at Pert Arthur.
29. Capture of Namaokayama.
21. Japanese obtain a footing on 208-Meter
Hill, but are subsequently obliged to re
25. Russian imperial rescript anpeiattug Gen
eral Oripenberg to command Second Man
26. Railway around Lake Baikal opened.
20. Japanese introduces new military erstem,
making men who have passed late the
territorial army eligible for foreign tervteo
for 17& years.
BATTLE OF THE SIIAKJIE BIVER.
2. Kuropatkin tosues as order ef the day,
declaring the ManehurMM army te . be
strong enough to begin a. forward meve-
8. Ruestaas cress the Tatts and attaek tho
JapaiHee First army.
10-11. Severe lighting at Peesbul.
12, 18. 14. Heavy fighting all along the line.
Rueeians drives back over the Sfcekhe.
Rusetane lose exceeding 38,0 and the
Japanese nearly 1M00.
IS. Baltic fleet raits from Libau.
18. Japanese capture Haehimakeyama (near
Bbrlungsban). Port Arthur.
17. Baltic fleet anchors off the Danish Ceest.
30. Baltic fleet proceeds to the North Sea.
THE DOGGER BANK INCIDENT. ;
21.22. Baltic fleet, at midnight. Urea on Hull
firtttng fleet. One veseei sunk; two flsher
22. The Supreme Prize Court in St. Petersburg
releasee the Altanton.
24. Urgent representations addressed by the
BrlUeh to the Russian government ia re
gard te North Sea incident. Preliminary
orders for mutual support and ce-oneratlen
sent to the British Mediterranean, Channel
and home fleets.
25. The Czar sends a mereage to King Kdward
expressing hie extreme regret.
2. Baltic fleet arrives at Vlge.
Japanese seize trenches on the Ehrhmgsh&n
rtads. Port Arthur.
2S. Iremler Balfour at Southampton announces
that an International CommMon of In
quiry is to be constituted In accordance
with the provlstone of The Hague Con
vention to Inquire late the North Sea
Feur Russian officers of the Baltic fleet
left behind at Vigo.
28. Baltic fleet begins te arrive at Tangier.
81. Japanese gain yessesston of the steels
crests of Bariungftuau. Swsnsmehejt. and
the North Fort of Kast Keekwaasaan. at
Pert Arthur. '
2. Sir Charles Hardinge submits the Btitlea
proposal for the oonetKuttea ef the North
Sea Commission of inquiry.
4. British Foreign Office issues etatement ea
5. Russia accepts the draft prepasaia ef Great
Britain, but difficulties are subsequently
Baltic fleet reaves Tangier.
General Llnlevltch appointed to command
First and General Kmslbars appointed ta
command Third Manraurtau army.
U. japaaeee gunboat Atefga wrecsled off Port
M. Admiral Alexleff arrives la EC Peters
burg. Admiral Fdkeream'a division of the Baltic
fleet at Suda Bay.
12. Admiral Roieetveneky at Dakar.
14. Japanese 6 per cent sterttag loan (secead
ntries) for f&O.OQO.") Issued in London
and New York at 89H.
IS. Board of Trade inquiry an North Sea leci-
aeat opened at Hull.
18. Rueslejt destroyer Raztoropat Mown up by
her commander at Cheefoo.
17. Supplementary division of the Baltic fleet
24. Admiral Folkersam'a flrst division of the
Baltic fleet arrives at -Part Said.
26. Angle-Russtea convention, agreeing ta ireb-
RUSSIAN XAVAIi SQUADRON.
Turning new te the qeieetien of material ef war. the, stery of the Russian naval
war began may be shewn as fattows In tabular. ferra: N
Nature ef Vessels
Sea-ge4ag ceast-defense leea-oiads .'.
Cruieers :.J3 83.410
Other kinds, excluding converted cruisers.. 21 76,793
Destroyers ......24 19.200
Totals .S3 410.224
In this table torpeae-beats, special service steamers, as well as converted cruisers, are not Included, and the asterisk In
dicates that the number te which It Is attached oemprises seme vessels whose fate is uncertain. Further, under the heading
"captured" only vessels taken In light are shewn, net these subsequently raised and added ta the Japanese navy. The broad
result is very striking; aut ef a, total af S3 ships with a displacement of 410,224 tons sent by Russia into the war zone, only
ten, with a displacement af 68,896'taas, remain In her fighting line. She has lost 73, representing 346.5SS tons.
If a similar "labials compiled far the
BattleeMps ... :.
Sea-geing ast-defease cruisers
Cruisers ... V,
Other kinds V?
From tblsrtahle, also, tarpede-heats, special service steamers and converted cruisers are emitted. Comparison of the two
tables shows several striking facts. The first Is that 'the Japanese force ef 76 vessels, with a displacement of 274.184 tons,
has sunk er captured 64 ships, with a displacement ef 2S9.778 tens. It Is true that this ineludes the ships which the besiegers
guns at Pert Arthur helped to disable, but, on the ether hand, it was solely by the Indefatigable exertions of the Japanese fleet
that these ships were driven into Pert Arthur and held prisoners there. Anether Important point Is that, whereas the Jap
anese have lost 12 ships, with a total displacement ef 46,025 tens, they have captured and added to their navy seven vessels
representing 44.4S4 teas. Nar Is this alt Already at Pert Arthur the battleship Peresvlet (12,674 tons) and the armored
cruiser Bayan (7S90 tons) have been raised, and at Chemulpo the protected cruiser Varlag (6590 tons). Other ships will also
be raised, but even with the addition ef these three the Japanese navy will ' emerge from the fight with a displacement
25,485 tons greater than it had when the war commenced, whereas .the Russian navy has been virtually annihilated.
In order to make this comparison complete It is necessary to consider the captures of nen-cembatant ships made by
the two navies.
znlt the North Sea Incident to an Inter
national commission of Inquiry, signed In
Attention drawn te the ravage af the torpedo-beat
Csrollne from the Thames to
28. Confiscation of the Cheltenham confirmed
In St. Petersburg.
Rojestvensky at Baboon (Fench Congo.)
27. Fotkersam's division leaves Suez.
28. Letter published from Lord Lanedowne to
the Chamber of Shipping, setting forth the
view of the Foreign Office as to the supply
of British coal to the Russian fleet. Brit
ish colliers for Russian fleet subject te
JAPANESE TAKE 203-JIETER TTTTT
80. Capture of 203-Meter Hill. Russians lose
3000 men; Japanere possibly 12.009.
Japanem cruiser Sal-Yen sunk by mine off
2. Folkersam's division passes Perira.'
Crews of Russian warships give trouble at
C Supreme Prize Court at St. Petersburg re
verses decision of Vladivostok tribunal as
to Thea (sinking declared no justified) and
Arabia, (cargo of flour sow declared not to
Guns of Japanese naval brigade opens fire
on Russian ships in Port Arthur.
5. The Russian naval headquarters staff In St,
. Petersburg admits that cruiser Aurora waa
struck by Russian shells on night ef Octo
Folkersam's division coaling at the Mutha
C. Japanese occupy Akasayaraa, Pert Arthur.
Rojestvensky at Great Fish Bay.
1L Rojestvensky at Angra Pequena.
12. Cruiser TsJcaeugo sunk by mine off Pert
12-15. Torpedo attacks on the Sevastapol In
outer harbor of Port Arthur.
18. Tungkeekwanshan Fort taken.
19. Rojestvensky passes Cape Town.
Japanese seize the Brltkh eteamcr Nlgretla,
bound for Vladivostok.
22. Japanese occupy Hon-san-yang-tau, sear
Japanese squadron reported off Singapore.
North Sea Commission of Inquiry meets In
Paris, and adjourns to January 9.
22-25. Japanese dislodge several Russian out
posts at Port Arthur.
24. Admiral Togo reduce the blockading squad
ron. 2S. Capture of Erhlungshan.
31. Capture of Sungshooshan.
SURRENDER OF PORT ARTHUR.
L General Stoessei proposes and General Negl
accept surrender of Pert Arthur.
Feur Russian destroyers escape to Chee
Rojestvensky arrives at He Salnte Marie,
S. Port Arthur capitulation agreement signed.
3- Fotkersham's division ef the Baltic fleet
arrives at Paasandava Bay, Madagascar.
4. Itszshan and other forts delivered to Jap
anese as guarantee of capitulation.
5. Meeting of Nogl and Stoessei.
Official report by General Nogl places the
surrendered garrison at 32,207 prisoners and
over 15,000 sick and wounded.
6. Prisoners march out of Port Arthur.
8. Supplementary dlvklon of Baltic fleet leaves
9. International Commission of Inquiry into
North Sea Incident resumes Its sittings.
10. Supplementary squadron of Baltic fleet (Ad
miral Botrovosky) at Port Said.
11-12. General Mlabchenko makes a raid to the
south from the Mukden front; attacks
old Nluchwang and cuts railroad line, but
Is forced to retire.
12. J7S.O00.O00 of & Russian 4Vi per cent lean
of S12S.CO0.000 Usued in Berlin. Remainder
was to be isssued later.
General Nogl announces capture of S48
guns and 82.070 rounds of gun ammunition,
at Port Arthur.
18. Baltic fleet at Diego Suarez.
Admiral Botrovsky's squadron leaves Suez.
Russian circular note presented to powers,
protesting against alleged Infractions of
IS. Admiral Botrovsky's squadron at Jibuti!.
19. First public sitting of Coramlsslea of In
quiry la Paris. a
"BLOODY FRIDAY" IN ST. PETERSBURG.
22. Strike riots in St- Petersburg. Troops fire
25-29. Battle of Helkon-Tal. Russians cross the
Hun and attack the Japanese left wing.
Heavy fighting at the conclusion of which
the Russians are forced to retire. Japanese
Iceees 900 killed and wounded. Russian
losses over 10.000.
31. Japanese statement denies the charges In
the Russian circular respecting alleged In
fraction of the Chinese neutrality.
7. British steamer Eaytry, for Vladivostok,
with coal, captured erf Hokkaido by Jap
anese. IS. Third Baltic squadron (Admiral N&begatoff)
19. Japanese army creeses the Ta.
28. Kawamura's array opens the battle of
Mukden on the east.
21. Kurokl's army begins to operate en the
26. Report of North Sea Inquiry Commission
boMs Russia financially responsible for
damage to the British fishing fleet, but
Ruseia was Justified In believing that
the fleet was In danger.
27. Nodzu's army of the center begins three
days cannonade ef the Russian ponitiens.
2S. Oku's array of the west begins to ad
vance. Kawamura's army occupies Manchuntun.
1. Ned's armr of the west enters Slnmlntin.
2-S. Nodzu's army dislodge Russians from
outworks routh of the Shakae.
5. Kurokl's army forces the left of the Rus
sian latreactiments on the snakne.
8. Oku's progress checked by the Russians!.
7. Kuropatkln orders a retreat
S. N05I cuts the railway north of Mukden.
JAPANESE OCCUPY MUKDEN.
19. Kawamura's army carries Fushun position.
Japanese enter Mukden.
ia Jbmb enlrr Tie Pass.
17. Kuropatkln is relieved of bis command and
succeeded by uaievttca.
Baltic fleet leaves Nora I Be.
19. Javanese occupy Kalyuan.
20. Russia, having failed to raise a new laon
In France, announces a new Internal leaa
Kuropatkin juwume eommand ef First
Army under Llnlevltch.
21. Japanese occupy Cnang-Tu.
24. Admiral Nebogatoff at Port Said.
29. New Japanese 4H per cent sterling loan of
'S9.9u0.000 placed la London and New
2. Japanese driven out ef H!-abIn-kau, 33
miles northeast of Kalyuan.
3-4. Rumlan force driven out of Tsulushu, 20
miles north of Chang-Tu.
8. Baltic fleet sighted off Slagapere.
12. RwMlan force defeated at Erhlebu by Jap
anese advancing oa Hai-lang line.
12-14. Rojestvensky arrives In Kareranh Bay.
14. Japanese occupy Ylng-Chlng. east of Muk
den. , Engaged
. . 3 13,212
JAPANESE XAVAIi SQUADRON.
Japanese navy the result Is as 'fellows:
26. 9 SO
15. Japanese occupy Tung-hwa, 50 miles ast
18. Growing Indignation in Japan at reported
violations of French neutrality.
20. Japanese Minister in Paris calls M. Del-
easse's attention to the reported stay ef
Russian vessels in Kamranh Bay.
M. Delcasee tenders his resignation.
2L Statement by M. Roavler that the French
government meant to respect absolutely
neutrality between the belligerents, and
had given precise orders to all Its agents
in the Far East.
22. M. Delcaeaa's resignation withdrawn.
Rojestvensky leaves Kamranh Bay.
24. Russian attack on Chang-Tu and Kalyuan
Rojcstveneky returns to Kamranh Bay.
26. Rojestvensky again leaves Kamranh Bay.
27. Nebogatoff reported off Penan g.
L Japanese reach Tlao-ya-tal, 23 miles north
United States Government urges upon China
the advlslblllty of enforcing so far as pos
sible the neutrality of Chinese harbors.
Rusrian fleet at Port Dayet, 40 miles north
of Kamranh Bay.
2. Russian fleet reported at Honkohe Bay.
4. Japanese Minister In Paris askn tor expla
nation concerning sews received by hie
government as to -dotation of neutrality in
6. Four Russian torpedo-boats burn a Japanese
roiling vessel off Hokkaido.
Nebogatoff passes Singapore.
8. Publication of French semi-official note
denying charges of breach of neutrality.
9. Rojeetvenaky leaves Honkohe Bay.
Neborateff off Cape SL James.
Two Russian cruisers eighted'off AomorL on
the north coaet of Nippon.
Ruestaaa repulsed at Yhta-.pien-mua,
12. Rojattvsaaky retorea to Ha&kohe Bay. . '
13. Martial law proclaimed throughout For- .
14. The Baltic fleet leaves Honkohe Bay for the
15. The Japaneso government vetoes the export
of coal to Indo-Chlna.
17. Admiral Blrlleff appointed to the command
ef the naval forces In the Pacific.
18-25. Desultory fighting la Manchuria. Jap
DESTRUCTION OF BALTIC FLEET.
27-2S. Baltic fleet drawing up to Tsushima la
sighted by the Japanese. Battle of the ata.
of Japan begins at about 2 P. M. on May
27. On that day and the next Togo de
stroys the Baltic fleet, captures Rojest
vensky and Nebogatoff. Eight thousand
prisoners taken, and 'many killed or
5. British steamer Bthona sunk by Russian
British ship St. Hilda sunk by Russian
8. President Roosevelt sends Identical dis
patch to Japanese and Russian govern
ments urging them to negotiate for peace.
9. Eecaped Russian cruisers are Interned at
10. Japan agrees to President Roosevelt's propo
sition to appoint peace envoys Jto meet
similar agents of Russia.
12. Russia also accepts the proposal of the
Russian fours rose in St. Petersburg on
rumors of peace.
China plans new navy, largely on Japan
The President receives Russia's formal
note, accepting peace plan.
14. Rucsian official statement on the reply to
President Roosevelt gazetted In St. Peters
burg. "Wltte gives pessimistic interview on peace,
published In the Sfovo.
France orders Russian cruiser Kulan out
of Indo-Chlna waters.
18. Washington selected as place of the
President Roosevelt said to be trying to se
cure an armistice.
Japan's official .reply to President's note
given out in Washington.
16. Britain makes strong protest to Russia
against sinking of British commercial
Japanese take Sumiencheng, but are driven
out by the Russians.
19. Czar receives deputation from Moscow
Zemstvo Congress, presenting very radical
address; reply seems In harmony with de
mands. BrlUeh Ambassador at St. Petersburg asks
payment for the St. Kllda, and prevention
of further similar action.
Japanese Minister Informs President that
Mikado's peace envoys can reach waan
iagton early in August.
21. Stoessei' a surrender of Fort Arthur said to
have been found Justified by Russian com
mission. Twenty-two killed, 100 wounded by attack
or coesaeKs on socialist procession in
22. Governor of Moscow posts notices of mobil
ization. 23. Russian Minister of Interior repudiates lib
eral interpretation of Czar's response to
One hundred and thirty killed Jn rioting at
Lodz: great disorders for three days.
Declared in British House of Commons that
Japan has not ordered foreigners to leave
24. Russian Admiral at Manila granted parole
for his men and liberal terms far re
28. Five hundred and sixty-one dead in Lodz
revolts of preceding week.
Premier Balfour announces that Russian
cruisers have been ordered to spare British
27. Crew of Russian Black Sea battleship mu
tiny, and murder several officers.
Strike riots begin In Odessa.
2S. Russia announces acceptance of first ten
days la August for meeting of peace en-
Japanese warships reported off Vladivo
Mutinr or Russian mllors at Libau: rlotn In
Odessa, continue; crew of Knalz Potemkln
Czar declares state of war In Odeesa; Jap
anese political parties declare that any
neace to be made must be lasting.
29. Said that Russia bas ordered mobilization
ef ever 160.000 men for Immediate use In
SO. Mutiny of sailers at Cronstadt.
L Japanese right begins sharp attack east of
railway, in Manchuria.
Rusetea cruiser Terek Interned at Ba
PEACE ENVOYS ANNOUNCED.
2. Pre-ident Rocsevelt announces that Mura-
vleff and Rosen will be Russian peace en
voy; Komura and Takanira the Japanese,
3. Smalt mutiny at Cronstadt.
6. Mutineers on the Potemkln declare a re-
6. Armistice refused by Japan until substance
,f 1mm- ihtm Is accented bv Russia.
Japanese foreign loan of $150.000. COO 4j
per cent 5-20 years, placed: te issue at IK)
divided equally among uermany, tns'
land and America.
7. Baron Rosen, new Russian Ambassador.
S. Mutineers on Knalz Potemkln surrender
te RoumAnta as deserters; sink 'tho war
ship at KustenJI.
squadrons In Far Eastern waters since the
Captured Interaed Remaining
DIsplaae- ' , Displace-. Displace
No ment. -Ne. meat." No. ment.
..... 4 3S.4S2
.. ... 8 74.178
.V. ' ...... 2 11.112
- 20 0,687
.. , - G4 22S.153
Japanese envors set salt for America. To
klo reports gradual advance to north by
China appeals to Powers for share In peace
Japanese land on Island Of Sakhalin.
9. Count Casslnl leaves Washington, after
seven years" service.
10. Portsmouth, N. IL. Nary-yard agreed upon
Dy no-eta. and Japan aa scene or peace
11. Knalz Potemkln, with loyal crew, sails for
Shuvalotf, prefect of Moscow police, assas
12. Japanese loans heavllr oversubscribed.
13. Serglus Wltte appointed senior Russian
peace envoy, m response to severe crltl
cism or Muravleff.
Twenty-four leaders of Odessa, riots hanged.
17. Wltte gives out Interview, to general ef
fect that Russia will not accept humUl-
aiing terms or peace.
19. Zemstvo Congress meets In Moscow, In
spite of police prohibition.
20. Japanese army under Hasegawa. advancing
21. China's Identic note that she will not
recognize peace terms lit which she la not
consulted, received at Washington.
Mr. Wltte arrives -In Paris.
24. Japanese dislodge Russians from two post
ugns sou in ci xumen Miver.
Czar and Kaiser meet off Swedish coast.
Kastxies, on Siberian mainland, seized by
25. Baron Komura and rest, of Japan's peaco
mission arrive In New York.
Russian army said to be using- part of
.Mongolia, for military nurposes.
Plan of Russian Assembly said to be more
liberal than Bocllgan scheme.
Japanese take Alexandrovsk. chief town of
38. St. Petersburg marshals of noaiUty adeat
jauacuir vu jroTuaBM ot reiorse.
27. Baron Komura Informally received by the
Wltte sails from Cherbourg.
Wltte gives pessimistic Interview, trans
mitted by wlrelet8 from his steamer; says
Russia will be reasonable with regard to
30. Czar declared that he will never conclude
a "shameful peace."
Final surrender of Russians in Sakhalin.
Civil administration in Sakhalin decreed by
31. Famine in great part of Russia announced
Reported that Czar will decree an Assemwy
en August 12. birthday of the Cserevltch.
wimii v iiiikD ttiuhm . - -
loan through French and American bank
ers. Bureau of Council of Ministers takes ever
consideration of Boullxan xtf&a for Assem
3. Russian foree couth of Turaen River re
ported to be 22.000 fltresir.
4. Mr. Wltte Informally presented to the Pres
ident at uyster say.
President receives unofficial envoys from
Corea. who ask protection for their country.
Two Englishmen fined for furnishing pass
ports to Russian terroriste.
5. Russian and Japanese peace envoys for
mally received by the President at OyMer
Bay, and presented to each other. The
missions set eall for Portsmouth. N. li
the Japanese on the Dolphin, the Russians
on the Mayflower, escorted by cruiser Gal
veston. 6. The Dolphin, with the Russian peace mis
sion, puts in at Viewport, il. 1.. and -Mr.
Wltte goes to Boston by train; rest of mis
sion remains en board waiting, with the
Mayflower, for for to lift.
7. Mr. Wltte spends day In Beaton, going ta
Portsmoutn at night, amynowec ana uet
phln sail from Newport.
Russia decides oa Issuance of $190,000,000
8. Peace envoys received by United States
and New Hampshire authorities, ana in
stalled, at Hotel Weatworth.
Russians reported fortifying mouth ef the
Japanese land at Imperater. on Siberian
9. Peace missions meet at Portsmouth. Mr.
Wltte presents his credentials, but Baron
Komura's are not at hand; he summarizes
Czar approves remodeled scheme for popu
10. Credentials of peace plenipotentiaries far-
many exchanged and found satisfactory.
Mr. Wltte" s powers eaid to be unlimited;
Baron Komura's not so full.
Japanese envoys present to Russian mis
sion a set of 12 conditions or principles es
sential to peace treaty.
Japanese warships sent to Kamchatka and
12. Russian envoys make reply to Japanese
terms; supposed to refuse indemnity and
cession of Sakhalin.
Japanese, In reply, propose verbal discus
sion of conditions, one at a time.
14. Conference agrees upon Article I. supposed
to provide for recognizing Japan a prepon
derance In Corea: article 2. providing for
evacuation of Manchuria by both bellig
erents, mutual pledge to respect terri
torial integrity of China, and maintain the
"open door"; article 3, providing for the
restoration of Chinese rule ia Manchuria.
Mr. Wltte receives delegation of Jewish
bankers and others.
15. Conference agrees on article 4, concern
ing- Russian lease of the Liao-Tung: dis
cusses and records views on article 5.
the cession of Sakhalin, and lays it aside
for later reference. Agree on article .
Congress of peasants at Moscow panes
resolutions demanding reforms.
16. Conference agrees on articles 7 and S. giv
Ing Japan control of Chinese Bastern Rail
road to near Harbin. leaving tfte rest to
Conference considers article 9. Indemnity.
but reaches no agreement; article 1. on
surrender of Russian warships Interned iu
neutral ports, refused by Wltte.
18. Article 11. limitation on Russia's naval
power In Far East. Produce disagreement;
article 12. on Russian Pacific fisheries, ac
lO.Roosevelt proposes compromise to Russia.
21. Japan accepts Roosevelt's compromise plan
te withdraw Indemnity demand and offer to
sell .North Sakhalin to Russia, but modi
flea it by elating "price instead of leaving
amount to be fixed by commission.
22. Russia rejects new proposition and refuses
to pay any money.
4. Roosevelt appeals to Czar and Mikado and
envoys await Instructions.
26. Conference meet attain. Wltte holds back
Caar uJUmatum. Japan asks for meeting
oa Aurust 2S.
27. Japan asks adjournment from August 23
to August 20.
2S.Japanese Cabinet Instructs envoys to with
draw indemnity demand and cede Nortn
Sekhalln for nothing if Russia, wit! not
agree to pay.
Agreement reached. Japan withdrawing de
mand for interned warships and limit to
THE INTERNED RUSSIAN SHIPS.
The Russian naval ships interned Ib neutral
ports are. one battleship. Mx eruieen. one gun
boat and 11 torpedoboat-oestroyers. TBey are:
Czarevitch. 12.900 tons, interaed ia Kfcio-
Diana. 6700 tons. Interned at Saigon.
Askold, 5000 tens, interned at Shanghai.
Aurora. 6700 tons. Interned at Manila.
Oleg. 6600 tens, interned at Manila.
Zemtchug. 31GO tons. Interned at Manila,
Leaa, 10.0C0 tons. Interned at Sua Francisco.
Mandjur, 1200 tons. Interned at Shanghai.
The 11 torpedoboat-destroyers are Interned
at various Chinese porta.
TABLE OF CASUALTIES.
Tha following table of casualties and cap
tures durinir the war was prepared by the
Toklo correspondent of the London Times. It
Is not entirely accurate. In eorae eases it
being quite plain that he reached his total ef
RuMlan casualties by multiplying the numbers
of dead the Japanese alleged they found on
a battlefield by the figure he bad determined
upon as the ratio of wounded to killed. Also,
while he refuses to accept the Russian fig
ures la any way. and enlarges upon their
losses, he uses the minimum figures ae re
gards Japan. But. in spite of Its bios, the
table gives facte that form a valuable addi
tion to the chronological review.
The table follows:
Name and date of battle. Japanese. Russian.
Yalu. May 1 f.080 2.3SS
Shlsanlltal. May 16 n "aw
Nanshan. May 20 4,'jai jh.s.o
Tellsz. June 1 1.198 $H.27
Fenshwlllng, June 27 171- -S450
Kalplng, July S - 188 (7)250
Motlenllng. July 17 t.wu
Klaotso. July 19 488 1.000
Tashlciilao, July 25 1.977 2.600
Temuchlng. July 31 S90 4.250
Yushullngtsz and Yangtszling,
Aug. 1 uio -,wv
Llao-Yang. Sept. 4 17.613 '.OOO
Shaho. Sept. 14 15,879 69.201
Forty-six skirmish 7,000 7.60O
Eklrmlshes after Shaho 290 395
Nluehwang. Jan. 14 289 50O
HelkautaU Jan. 26 to 29 8.000 I0.C0O
Skirmishes between Hetkautal
and Mukden battle 680 1.S25
Mukden battle. Feb. 19 te
March 16 52,500 152.500
Chansrtu skirmishes. April 3 te
June 22 190 300
Fakoman skirmishes. April 3
. to Juno 22 86 340
Kalvuan skirmishes. Aurll 3
to June 22 75 890
Ylnffechlnsr skirmishes. April 3
to June 22 76 600
Welyuanpaumun. Cbangtu and
Kangping. June 16 215 210
Pert Arthur 50.060 29.000
As reported by Kuropatkln.
t The Japanese found 674 bodies.
tt The Japanese found 1854 bodies.
5 The Japanese found 00 bodies.
J The Japaneso found 850 bodies.
PRIZES MADE BY THE JAPANESE NAVY.
When not described below as a sailing ship.
stearcshlp Is to be understood.
. Ship's Name and Nationality.
1. Skaterinoalav. Russia 9.027
2. Moukden. Russia 1.567
3. Russia. Russia 2.31
4. Argun. Russia 2.458
6. Manjuria. Russia 6.103
. Alexander. Russia 261
7. Resnlcic (sailing ship). Russia 8
8. Nlcolal. Russia 123
0. Mlkhael. Russia 3.461
10.- Kotlc Russia 400
11. Jullade. Russia
12. Manchuria. Russia 2,037
13. Bobrick (roiling ship). Russia 125
14. Nadejuta. Russia. ; 68
15. Thalia. Russia ?..
16. George, France 19
17. Fuhplng. Germany 1,393
18. Veteran. Germany 1.190
19. Nlgretla. England 2,368
20. King Arthur. England 1,416
21. Romlle. England 4.370
22. Redlngton. England 4.421
23. Wllhelmisa. Holland 4,295
24. Bawtry. England 2.407
23, Oakley. England 3.798
26. Burmah; Austria 3,0.1
27. M. S. DolIarT America 4.216
28. Wyefleld. England 3.235
29. Slam. Austria. 3.1 CO
39. Pales, Germany - 2.398
3L Atsollo. England 3, SCO
32. Scotsman. England . 1.677
33. SUvanla. England 4.1S7
34. Powderham, England 3,019
35. Sevens. Germany 3,307
36. Romulus. Germany 2,630
37. Eaaby Abbey. England 2.963
3S. Vegga, Sweden 2,362
39. Venus. England 2.55S
40. Aphrodite, England 3.940
41. Tacoma. America 2, SI 3
42. Harbartao. England 3,256
43. Industrie. Germany . 193
44. Henry Bole kow, Norway 1.006
45. Quang Nam. France 1.431
Ship's Name and Cairo.
Hkaterinoelav, arms and amnx'tlen.Feb. 6
2. Mukden, riee and provisions.
3. JKuesta, none .
4. Argun, various
5. Manjuria. arms. rice. etc. '.
6. Alexander, whale's flesh ..
7. ResBlek. salt
S. Nlcotai. Corean ens.
9. Mlkhael. iron bars; etc...
. " 9
. " 10
. " 10
. " 10
. " 10
. " lfl
. " 17
. " 17
. " 17
. " 17
10. Kotlc. Iron bars. etc.
11. Jullade. none -
Manchuria. previsOB9 ....
13. Bebrick. none
14. Nadejuta. none
15. Thalia, none
16. George, none
Fun Dins:, arm and ammunition..
.. " 19
.. " 13
IS. Vlnrnn furs Lntliar
)9. Nlgretla. kerosene ..."
20. Klag Arthur, none
21. Rosalia. Cardiff eeal ,
z. Redlocton. Cardiff eeal
23. Weibelmlna. Cardiff eeal ...
24. Bawtry. foodstuffs - " 17.
25. Oakley. Cardiff coal " 1ST
2(1. Burmah. Cardiff coal " 25
ii. 3i, s. Dollar, forage "27
28. Wyefleld. various " .TO
29; Slam. Cardiff coal 31
39. Pales, shipbuilding materials and
foodstuffs Feb. 10
31. Apollo. Cafolft coal "14
32. Scotsman, rtce " 14
33. SUvanla. Cardiff coal " 19
34. Powderham. Cardiff coal " 10
35. Severua. Cardiff coal " 23
36. Romulus. Cardiff coal " S5
37. Easby Abbey. Cardiff; coal " 27
38. Vegga, Cardiff coal ...Mar. 3
30. Veaus. Cardiff coal " 4
49. Aphrodite. Cardiff coal f?)
41. Tacoma. Cardiff coal "" 14
42. Harbartoa. Cardiff coal " 11
48. Industrie, various .. " 2?
44. Henry Bote kow. Cardiff cool April 7
45. Quang Nam, various ......May 16
In addition to the above, eight steamers
were captured, but were released on examina
tion. It may also be noted that the hospital
ship Orel, taken in the battle of the Sea of
Japan, has been declared a prize ef war. and
that three steamers have been raised namely,
the Sungari at Chemulpo, and the Angara and
Kazan at Port Arthur. vThus far. therefore,
there have been added to the Japanese mer
cantile marine 49 veesels. with an aggregate
displacement of over 110.000 tons.
THE RUSSIAN LIST.
The destruction ef Japanese merchant ship
ping by the- Russian navy Is shown in the
Nome and Kind of Vessel.
.Displace- Date of
Naga-no-ura Maru. steamer. 1,034
July 24 ?
Hanyel'Maru. steamer...... 7.T
Goyo Maru, steamer 600
Haglno-ura Maru, steamer. . 219
Yawata Maru. sailing ship.. 19S
Ansel Maru, sailing ship... 105
Seiyei Maru. sailing ship. . . ? 100
Seisho Maru. sailing-ship... 122
Koun Maru. steamer 57
Kita Maru. sailing ship 140
Takashlma Maru, steamer. , 318
Hoknsel Maru, sailing ship.. 01
Fukuju Maru. sailing ship.. 121
Jlzal Maru. sailing ship 190
Hakutsu Maru, salllijs ship. 91.
Those 15 ships have an average of 25-1 tons,
a figure sufficiently suggestive of the nature
of the craft upon which the Russian cruisers
preyed. The list must be supplemented by a
number of little fishing boats.- some driven
by stress of weather upon Rusetaa coasts,
some oaught In the exercise of their peace
ful occupation, but all with one exception
destroyed. There are, 12 of these boats re
corded, but others are believed to have
shared their fate:
Name and Place of Register Fate.
Chotoku Maru. Hakodate ..Unknown
Ryozen Maru, Hakodate.... "
Kalchl Maru. Noto Burned
Kifuku Maru. Kaga " '
Sumiyoshi Maru. Hakodate "
Chosho Maru, Toklo "
Yelsho Maru, Toklo "
Yeinu 3iaru. tokio
Yelju Maru. Toklo "
Kalkei Maru. Totomi. ....... ...... "
Kwatsu Maru, Totomi "
Kayetsu Maru, Hakodate.. Captured
Cession by Russia of the southern half of
the island of Sakhalin. Russia to retain the
northern half; neither nation to fortlfy
island or approaches.
Ceselon of the Russian leases to the XJao-
tung Peninsula, comprising Pert Arthur and
Evacuation of the entire province of Man
churia, the retrocession to China of any
privileges Russia may have in the province
and the recognition by Russia of the prin
ciple of the "open door."
Cession to Japan of the Chinese Eastern
Railway south of Changttifu, the main line
through Northern Manehurla to Vladivostok
to remain Russian property.
Recognition of the Japanese protectorata
Grant of fishing right in Siberia north
ward from Vladivostok.
HORSES IN BATTLE.
Their PJnco Can't Be Taken ly Any
Journal of Military Service Institute.
Tho part which a cavalry horse takes in
a battle can never be filled by any ma
chine, no matter what Its capabilities.
The horse seems, in the hour of battle at
least, to take on characteristics that be
long only to a being endowed with reason.
He partakes of the hopes and fears of the
conflict, the same as hia rider. If he has
been six months In the service, he knows
every bugle call. As the column swings
Into, line and waits, the horse grows ner
vous with waiting, and if the wait be
long will often tremble and sweat. As
the call corrtes to advance, the rider can
feel him working at the bit with his
tongue to get it between his teeth. As
he moves out he will either try to get on
faster or bolt. Tho lines will carry him
forward, and after a minute he will lay
back his ears, and one can feel his sud
den resolve, to "brave the worst and have
done with It as soon as possible.
A man seldom cries out when hit in tho
turmoil of battle, and It is the same with
a horse. Five troopers out of six when
struck with a bullet are out Of their sad
dles In a minute. If hit in the breast or
shoulder, up go their hands and they
got a heavy fall; If in the leg. foot or arm,
they fall forward and roll off.
Fven with a foot cut off by a jagged
piece of shell a horse will not drop. It
is. only when shot in tho head or heart
that he comes down. The horse that loses
his rider and Is unwounded himself will
continue to run with his set of frfurs until
some movement throws him outi Then
he goes galloping here and there, neigh
ing with fear and alarm, but will not
leave the field. "When he has come -upon
several riderless steeds they fall in and
keep together, and the rally of the bugle
often will bring them Into the ranks to
gether. Real or Fancied Bats.
"What can I da for you, sir?" asked
the drug clerk.
"Well," replied the man, "my room waa
full of rata last night and I want "
"Yes, sir," Interrupted' the bright clerk,
"bromo for yourself or strychnine foe
them?" Catholic Standard.
Too High for the jRoyal Tabic.
The Cannibal King Take that mission
Cher What's the trouble, sirel
"He'a tainted." Ufe