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Miss Alice M. Smith, of Min
neapolis, Minn., tells how wo
man’s monthly suffering may
be permanently relieved by Lydia
l “ D ear M bs . P inkham : — 1 have
never before jfiven my endorsement
for any medicine, but Lydia E.
Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound
has added so much to my life and
happiness that I feel like making an
exception in this case. For two yeara
every month I would have two days of
severe pain, and could find no relief, but
one day when visiting a friend I ran
across Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vege
table Compound, — she had used
it with the best results and advised
me to try it I found that it worked
wonders with me ; I now experience
no pain, and only had to use a few
bottles to bring about thia wonderful
change. I use it occasionally now
when I am exceptionally tired or worn
out"— Miss A uci M. S mith , 804 Third
Ave., South Minneapolis, Minn.,Chair
man Executive Committee, Minneapolis
6tudy Club. _ f5000forfeit If original of abono
tettw proving gonuineneu cannot bn proOuctO.
Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable
Compound carries women safely
through the various natural
crises and is the safe-guard of
The truth about this great
medicine is told in the letters
from women being published in
this paper constantly.
HERE AND THERE.
J. W. Clark, after spending several
days here, has gone to Sain's Valley to
visit bis son Rodney.
J. Merley, the Baptist minister, till
ed his appointment here last Sunday
morning and evening.
Will Owen is assist ing J. W. Merritt
in taking an invoice of tlie goods in
his Gold Hili store.
Hon. J. M. Gias« lectured in the M.
E. church Tuesday evening to a well-
The town election in Central Point
will be held the first Monday in Match.
The people’s caucas was held Feb.Sth,
and made tlie following nominations:
Council men, J. I>o wul ng,C. Jeffers, Jos.
dwell, W. J. Freeman, S. C.Mlnnlck;
recorder, J. E. Boswell; marshal, Bart
I’atrick; street commissioner, John
McNabb; treasurer, Eli Mayer. The
cii izens’ caucus field Feb. 8th made
the following nominations: council
men, J. W. Merritt, W. C. Lee ver, S.
C. Minnick, Chas Jeffers, Frank Ol-
well; recorder, J. E. Boswell,marshal,
Bart i’atrick?*street commissioner,
John McNabb; treasurer, F. E. Wiley.
Frank Hammond is a frequent visit
or at the Trail postoffice.
Tom Dawson is going to give a ball
Friday, the 12th of this month.
Fred Inlow is fencing in ti is home-
stead and making other improye-
F.uks up here are sow ing grain and
intend having more hay for next win
Simpson Wilson is getting quite a
nice little orchard started on his“Can-
yon Cove” ranch.
J. Williscroft is among us.
think he is falllug in love—with our
Ira Dawson is still among us. Sor
ry we said anything about the spar
row’s nest, but meaut no barm and
will take ft all back.
The fellow who took it on himself
to carry news among his neighbors,in
order to create a neighborhood distur
bance^ left in the bouillon. We hope
he will be a little w iser next time and
he will have more friends.
Ignorance of the law excuses no one
except the judge on the bench.
The secret of business success is to
learn to sell an article below cost and
still make a good profit on it.
Miss Mary Wilson of Salem has ac
cepted the position of head nurse at
the < >regon Soldiers’Home in Roseburg.
When You Have a Cold.
The output of the Johannesburg dis
Tne first action when you have a
trict, South Africa, for the first 11
months of the year amounted to 2,677,- cold should be to relieve the lungs.
is best accomplished by the free
68s ounces of fine gold, or about *58,- This
use of Chamberiaiu’s Cough Remed y.
892,604. In the entire 12 months the This remedy liquifies the tough mu-
us and causes its expulsion from the
output will be over *60,000,000.
cells of the lungs, produces a free
Congressman Hermann has secured air
expectoration, and opens the secre
an order from the Poetoffice Depart tions. A complete cure soon follows.
ment immediately increasing the mail This remedy will cure a cold in less
service from Bonanza to Yainax, in time than any other treatment and It
leaves the system in a natural and
Klamath county, from three to six healthy condition. It counteracts
times a week.
any tendency toward pneumonia.
The new uniforms of the Oregon Na For sale by all druggists.
tional Guard will be olive drab in color,
and will supplant the khaki uniform.
The almond is a favorite dessert n»’
It has the advantage over the khaki,in
that it can be manufactured of either in this country. By far the target
cotton or wool, and for that reason has part of the almonds consumed is sin
been adopted by the U. S. Army. plied by France. Italy and Spain. Cal
I forma, however, has grown the alm
Louis Gerber of Klamath county had end successfully, ami the output of thi
the two tallest herders take his sheep crop is annually increasing.
to Montague that ever left that part of
Lilies ut the Valley.
Oregon. The McCall Bros, are giants.
the valley are very easilj
Claude McCall stands 6 feet 44 inches
grown, and the garden is really Incom
and his brother, Irve, stands 6 feet plete without them. They are planted
7 inches. The combined length of both any time from November onward.
is nearly 13 feet
W. J. Hannan, who resides at Corn
The Opalescent is one of the new ap
ing, Cal., is probably the oldest active
carpenter in the United States,if notin pies.
For woolly aphis, or lice, on appl
the world. He is over 103 years of age, tree roots dig plenty of tobacco du<t
but is still in good health and able to into the soil around the tree.
get around as lively and do as much
The growing and shipping of fruit
work as mauy a craftsman half a cen trees are extensively engaged in on t1 •
i*zark plateau of southwest Missouri.
The new process of dust spraying is
What think you of shipping cord-
to have proved very auccessfn
wood from the Columbia river to San
Francisco? The steamer Prentiss haul with western New York fruit growers
What can be handsomer in the corner
ed four hundred cords between the two
of a border titan a fruit tree, say n
lately. The wood can be laid down Kieffer pear tree, loaded down with
for *8 a cord, providing the steamer fruit?
does not run into a bad storm,in which
There is less said about apple boxes
event it would not be laid down at all, tlds year than last. But there are more
as it is carried on deck and it could l>oxes being used just the same, re
marks the Country Gentleman.
easily be swept into the sea.
A Maryland grower finds no nd
The Oregon Supreme Court has
about caught up with all the business vantage in getting melon seed front n
demanding its attention at this time, different locality and soil. His owu
’«elected stock is most satisfactory.
and unless there is a flood of appeal
Army Firinc Positions.
litigation coming soon the decks will
Standing, kneeling, sitting and iyiug
be entirely clear in a short time. For
years the Oregon Supreme Court was down are the four [«ositions prescribed
from 200 to 250cases behind,and it took for tiring by the army regulations.
The lying position alone is prescribed
from two to two and one-half yeara for for the 800 and the 1,000 yard ranges,
a case to come up for final hearing and while at all the other ranges up to
disposition after the appeal was taken. 2,000 yards the lying and sitting posi
In the appendix to the annual report tlons are used. At 100 and 200 yards
of Commissioner Richards it was the sitting and standing ¡»osltlons are
shown that there were nearly four times prescribed. Wherever the sitting [>osi
tlon is prescribed the kneeling may be
as many timber entries filed in Oregon
substituted, but for the majority of
during the fiscal year ended June 30, Itersons the sitting is by far the better
last, as were filed during the previous position of the two.
twelve months. Last year, as in the
year preceding, there were more tim
“Now.” said the anxious mother,
ber entries recorded in the Roseburg
land office than elsewhere in Oregon.In “you do not want to marry that re
the fiscal year 1902 there were 461 porter. Think of having a husband
who never gets home until 2 or 3 In
timber entries in the Roseburg district,
embracing 71,457 acres. From these
“But.” said the stirinking maiden,
■ales the government derived *178,644. “aren’t all husbands like that? I’apa
During the past year Roseburg dis Is not a reporter, and-and yet”—
But the auxious mother declined to
trict reported 1700 timber entries, em
bracing 261,533 acres.
There is a possibility that an automo
bile freight and passenger line may be
▲ BUSINESS PROPOSITION.
established by the Columbia Southern
Railroad between Burns and Bend, to
If you are going east a careful selec
connect with the extension of the rail tion of your route is essential to the
road to the latter place. If it is es enjoyment of your trip. If It is a
business trip, time is the main con
tablished Oregon will have the longest sideration; if a pleasure trip, scenery
and one of the most remarkable and the conveniences and comforts of
automobile railways in the world. a modern railroad.
Powerful freight motors capable of »«Why not combine all by using the
Illinois Central, the Up-To-Date
hauling 12 tons and passenger cars ac Road, running two trains daily from
commodating 20 passengers are to be St. Paul and Minneapolis, and from
operated, giving a daily service be Omaha to Chicago. Free Reclining
tween Burns and Bend. By this means Chair Cars, the famous Buffet-Library
Smoking Cars, all trains vestibuled.
freight from the interior of the state In short thoroughly modern through
that now require* six days for moving out. All tickets reading via the Illi
to a railroad can be delivered at Port nois Central will be honored on these
and no extra fare charged.
land in less than two dayB, and passen trains
Our rates are the same as those of
gers can reach there in 24 hour*.
inferior roads—why not get your
Write for full particulars.
What Are They?
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Tablets. A new remedy for stomach J. C. L indsey , T E. & P. A ,
troubles, biliousness, and constipa
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For sale by all druggists.
frig di<l not com«' and she wen’fon in
the train 1 would go too. If she got
out and abandoned her Journey 1 and
Q my assistants would shadow her wher
ever slie went.
Contriving a word with Barker, I
hastily sketched my intentions and
bade him go forward to the third class
By H E ADO N HILL
carriages, into one of which lie was to
Jump ut ttie lust minute If he saw m«
CopvripM, ISOS, by T. C. McClure
bourd the dining ear.
. A. ZNA ZNA Z> A. Z^A Z> A
A moment later 1 had taken my seat
“The chief wants to see you. Inspect in tlie ear, for Gilbart, ufter one last
distracted gaze to tin* station entrance,
or Grantham,” said a messenger com
had ileeidt'd to pursue her Journey. As
ing into the room at New Scotland the train gathered sjieed I settled down
to tli«1 task of watching for signs of
1 went nt once to the chief supcrin-
her fraternizing with one of the other
tendent’s office anti wits received by my passengers, but nothing of the sort oc
suiterlor officer with n friendly nod.
curred. She sat looking out of the
“Good news for you. Grantham,” he window, and presently a tear stole
said. “Some one has fairly given Bra down her cheek only one, but a genu
dy away. Read that letter anti look ; ine tear.
at that photo.
Moved by a sudden impulse, I
The letter was undated anti unsigned. changed my sent and took th«1 place
It was in these words:
opposite to her at the white draped ta
Brady, the bank note forger, intends to ble.
My eplseopal garb warrant«'«!, I
break cover this afternoon and make a
bolt for the States. Ho will leave Euston thought, tlie proffer of consolation, In
for IJverp >ol by the 5:30 corridor express, the course of which the pumping proc
accompanied by his female accomplice, ess might lie administered.
named I'ulsy Gilbart. Brady is certain
Imagine, then, my astonishment when
to be disguised. Th«« writer, however, in
closes a photograph of Daisy GMbart. niy overtures were received with:
who, not being as yet known to the po I “What’s the use of talking like that?
lice, may possibly travel In propria per
You’re tlie ’t«>«' that's after Joe Brady,
The photograph wap that of a bold,
A denial would certainly not have
saucy eyed young woman witli a profu
lieen believt'd, so I nodded admission.
sion of light hair and very showily at-
"You've hail your trouble for nothing,
tiivd in evening dress. A mark on the
afraid. lie must have got wind of
luck attracted tuy attention.
letter and kept out of the way.”
“One would have thought that a vo
"Tlie letter!" I exclaimed In bewilder
man of that type would have got tin'
photographer to retouch the mark out ment.
"I wrote it myself," replied the girl.
of the picture,” I said. "What do you "I wanted liini caught, you see. Don't
rnakt* of it all. sir—a split in the camp?”
ask why; it's a woman’s reason. But
“The chances are that Jealousy of
’s too cunning for me, and now I sup
this person Gilbart prompted the In
pose he’ll kill me some time.”
Tliw lee being broken. she ¡•ouri'd
I could not gainsay the chief's view. forth
a flood of recriminations against
In nine cases out of ten the anonymous
associate, affirming that she
letters that lead to the capture of im
portant criminals nre due to feminine had no idea of his true character and
spite. And yet there was the chauce giving me tli«' address of his hiding
place in Battersea.
that the friendly letter might be a
“We don’t stop till Crewe, but you’d
wire to your people from there
Th«' warrant for Joe Brady had been
him. or at any rate shadow
In my hands for six weeks. The only
get back.” she advised.
cradlt I could so far take was that my
I had already decided to do so. but I
pursuit had been so kt'en that he had
not dared to come out into the open was still not quite satisfied. Why had
she gone on in the train after finding
and make a bolt for it.
I glanced at the clock. It was near that her commurdeation to the police
ly 3 o'clock, and I had two hours ami had been abortive?
Her home was in|New York, she said,
a half to make arrangements for the
capture. I mentioned the names of the and, having her passage ticket taken,
plain clothes men whom I desired to she wished to use it and cut herself
adrift from evil associates. So the
support me and t«x>k my departure.
So it was that at 5 o’clock I drove up train rushed northward, the other pas
sengers in the ear soon <?easing to be
In a hansom to th«> terminus, carefully
by tlie friendship struck up be
dress«'d In the garments of a bishop
tween the elderly bishop and the soli
and with my face altered from all sem
blance to the original. To be In keep
At last the train ran into Crewe sta
ing with my assumed character in the
tion. and as I rose she put out her well
probable event of Brady having con glovixl hand. "Goodby, Mr. Grantham.
federates on the watch, I went into the
I do hope you’ll catch him,1 she said,
booking office and took a first class “My life won’t be safe till he's uuder
ticket for Liverpool, after which I lock and key."
strolled out on to the platform Just as
"But this is not goodby. I am only
the train of vestibule can» was backing
going to send off the wire,” I said. "I
am going on with you to Liverpool to
Early as it was, my two subordinates see you safe on board the steamer.”
Lmi by my direction precede«! me to the
It was a chance shot, but It went
station, though they were not to openly home. She turned ashy pale, and I
communicat«' with me till the supreme knew that she had been working with
moment. One of them, a smart young the object of getting rid of me at
sergeant named Parker, who was got Crewe. But where was Brady?
up as a blue jacket contrived to whis
The question was answert'd by Daisy
per in my ear as I stood at the b«x>k- Gilbart herself in the anguished cry of
“My father! Oh, my father!” Follow
“The girl is here, apparently alone. ing her gaze to the platform. I saw
Came ten minutes ago. Took two first outside th«' ear window two sailors of
to Liverpool. Now In the ladles' walt- the Majestic with linked arms. One of
them was handcuffed.
Parker and his colleague had of
“I’ve got him. sir.” said Barker. “By
course had a sight of the photograph. luck I traveil'd down in th«' same com
His Information was welcome, as prov partment utid laid a few conversational
ing that at any rate the letter received traps for him. He had neglected to
at the yard had some foundation and sufficiently post hiiuself iu detail
was not as I had half feared, a prac about our tine old craft. I smelt a rat
tical joke designed to lead us on a wild before we’d gone twenty miles.”
I sat down on a bench opposite the
“Daisy Gilbart” was Indeed Brady’s
dining car to await developments. A daughter, and I could not help being
bishop Is a common object nowadays, sorry for her. She had made a bold
and my laced hat and gaiters attracte«l bid to hiMxlwink us by concentrating
but little attention. I was able to look the attention of our combined forces on
over the top of the Church Times, which the dining car while her father traveled
I had purchased, and so watch the ar In another part of the train, but she
rival of passengers. A score of p«?ople hardly allowed for the caution of an
had taken their seats In the dining car, exp«»rlenee«l officer.
but not one of them, allowing for the
most elaborate disguise, could I Identi
The Sen of Sahara.
fy as Joe Brady. They were mostly
French engineers have declared that
unmistakable Americans returning to it is perfectly feasible to convert the
their native land in parties of threes desert of Sahara into a vast lake, thus
opening to commerce great regions of
Sudtlenly an Incident occurred which the interior of Africa which can now
gX the time caused me some uneasi only be reached by long, tedious and
ness. Sergeant Parker’s voice reached dangerous caravan Journeys. They say
me, raised in tones of expostulation.
that a large portion of the desert lies
“No, I don’t want a drink, mate, and below the level of the Atlantic and that
by the same token you seem to have by digging a canal to let in the waters
had a full dose already," be was say of the ocean the great change could be
effected easily and at a cost which
A little way along the platform my would be small compart'd to the bene
assistant had been accosted by a half fits which would accrue. If the whole
tipsy blue Jacket, who was trying to di-sert lay below the level of the Atlan
pull him Into the buffet. The sailor’s tic the flooding of it would create a sea
cap proclaimed that he belonged to the more than fopr times as big as the Med
same ship as that which Parker’s dis iterranean; but, as the Sahara is com
guise denoted, the Majestic. To my re posed of elevated plateaus, mountain
lief, the man seemed to be too muddlwl ranges and depressions, only a part
to perceive that the sergeant was no would be covered with water when the
shipmate of his, but staggered off, drop waves of the ocean were let in, and the
ping his bundle once or twice, to the new sea thus formed would be an ir
front of the train.
regular body of water probably of
The sailor had hardly disappeared about the same size as the Mediterra
when the original of the photograph nean. Great commercial cities would
came out of the waiting room and at once spring up on its shores and
crossed the platform to the dining car. trade and civilization strike at once to
She was wearing a well cut serge cos the heart of Africa. The sea of Sahara
tume and had made no attempt at dis may never become a reality, but in any
guise, even the mark on her n<?ck being event it is a gigantic and pleasing
distinctly vtalble above the collar of dream.
Killed by Fenr.
But where was the redoubtable Bra-
Frederick I. of Prussia was killed by
dy? It wns 5:25 now, and there were
L<> signs of Miss or Mrs. Daisy Gil- fi'ar. Ills wife was insane, and one
burt’s Intended traveling companion. day she escaped from her keeper and,
Th«- same question was plainly begin dabbing her clothes with blood, rushed
ning to agitate the lady. She quitted upon her husband while he was dozing
the seat which she had secured and In his chair. King Frederick Imagined
stood on the platform of the car gazing her to be the White Lady, whose ghost
anxiously toward the entrance from was believed to invariably apjienr when
ever the death of a member of the roy
the booking office.
The warning bell rang. I decided al family was to occur, and he was
on no account to lose sight of the fair thrown Into a fever and. died in six
Daisy. If the person she was expect- weeks.
I THE DINING
R epresentative H earst of New
York has introduced a bill to empowor
United States attorneys, without the
direction of the Attorney-General, to
enforce the act to protect trade and
commerce against unlawful restraints
and monopolies. This is sometime
n icded to curb the trusts.
Where there used to be a feeling of
uneasiness and worry in the house
hold when a child showed symptoms
of croup, there Is now perfect, conti-
decce. This Is owing to the uniform
success of Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy in the treatment of that disease
Mrs. M. I. Basford, of Po »Isville, Md.,
in speaking of her experience in the
use of tiiat remedy says: “1 have a C hamborl ,in’s Stomach and Liver
world of confidence in Chamberlain’s
L'nt <|u,iied for Con
Cough Remedy, for 1 have used it
wilt) perfect, success. My chil l Gar
land is subject to severe attacks of
Mr. A. R Kane, a prominent drug
croup and it always elves him prompt gist of Baxt•« Spriugs, K ibis , sav«;
relief.” For sale by all druggist«.
•‘Cliamber'ai.,'s Stomach hi d L ver
Tablets are, in my Judgment, tlie
most superior preparation of any-
rv A. SI "S' O -CL X -Zìa. .
ihinginuse today for constipation.
Thev are sure in action and with no
tendency to nauseate or gripe.” For
sale by ail druggists.
Ar. '«tiler Narvtoe loosens Grin's ■wn
To Cure a Cold in One Day
Bromo Quinine Tablets.
in Two Days.
Live agents to sell Dr. White’s
Electric Combs, patented Jan. 1, ’99.
Cure dandruff, hair falling out, sick
and nervous headache«, yet cost no
more than an ordinary comb. Sells
on sight. Agents aie wild with suc-
j < ess. Send 50c for sample (half price)
Writ e quick. The Dr. White Electric
Comb Co., Decatur ill.'
Uiiinor Says That Seven More
Warships Have Been
Sunk by the
• ■ ■
London, Feb. 11.—A dispatch to Reu
ter’s telegraph company from Tokio
Bays an unofficial report was current
there that the Russian fleet was de
stroyed. four battleships and three
cruisers being sunk, and that two Jap
anese warships were damaged in an
engagement off Port Arthur, the Jap
anese getting between the Russians
and the entrance of the harbor.
St. Petersburg. Feb. 11.—Rigid cen
sorship prevents the newspapers from
receiving war news from either Rus
sian or foreign sources. No news has
been received since Viceroy Alexieff's
ilspatch, anti the public consequently
is still completely in the dark.
All manner of rumors are afloat,
The government, however, has taken
measures to counteract their publica
tion, forbidding the retail sale of the
principal offender, the St. Petersburg
The government expresses great dis
pleasure at the publication of the re
port of a Russian victory and the rais
ing of false hopes among the people.
Nevertheless the rumors circulated
verbally are greedily swallowed. Ac
cording to one report here the Russian
armored cruiser Gromoboi recently
sailed out of Vladivostock, destroyed
twenty Japanese transports off south
ern Korea and was herself sunk by
the Japanese cruisers.
Another story claimed that four of
the Vladivostock warships under Ad
miral Stackelberg had sunk four Jap
The most circumstantial story cur
rent in St. Petersburg Is a report of
the sinking of the Russian cruiser Va
riag off Chemulpo.
Still another is to the effect that the
recent Japanese attack on Port Arthur
was a feint to protect the passage of
transports bound to Shan Hai Kwan to
land Japanese troops there and effect I
a conjunction with the forces of Yuan
Shi Kai, the Chinese commander-in- i
chief, and attack the Russians in the
These are but samples of the reports
current in the Russian capital. All
the Russian navigation companies hav
ing vessels in far eastern waters are
anxious about their fate. The volun-'
teer fleet is particularly concerned re
garding the Ekaterinoslav, which left
Vladivostock Feb. 4, and the VeroneJ,
which left Shanghai, tea-laden, for
Singapore, Feb. 1. No news of either
vessel has reached here.
All the naval officers in St. Peters
burg this morning attended a service
st the Church of St. Nicholas.
The tone of the press comment Is
less bitter against Japan which is, per
The report circulated here that the
United States has offered her good
services is commented upon only by
the “Novosti.” which emphasizes the
previous statements that intervention
is impossible and says It doubts wheth
er the offer of good services in the
strictest sense would have any result.
The paper adds that it considers it
•trange that the United States has
made a distinction between China and
Korea, which, it points out, is also an
Japanese Block Manchurian Railroad.
London, Feb. 11.—A dispatch from
Tlen-Tsln confirms the report that the
Manchurian railroad has been blocked
by the blowing up of a bridge on tne I
line and that thirty Russians were kill
ed in the explosion.
It is reported, the dispatch adds,
that the Russian steamers Nonnl and
Mukden, belonging to the Chinese
Eastern Railway company, have been
captured by the Japanese.
Our Minister Reports.
Washington, Feb. 11.—Two cable-
grams were received at the state de
partment from Minister Allen, dated
Seoul, both referring to the naval en
gagements off Chemulpo on the Sth
and 9th. In his first dispatch the min
ister reports the arrival of twenty-one
Japanese war vessels at Chemulpo on
the afternoon of the 9th.
Two Russian war vessels, the Va
riag and Korletz, were in Chemulpo
harbor and attempted to prevent the
landing of Japanese forces, but with
The foreign naval vessels, the min
ister says, were generally leaving the
There was a report that the Jap
anese naval vessels had captured
transports off Mokphe on the 9th.
The second dispatch says:
A running naval engagement Book
place at Chemulpo harbor about noon.
The Variag and the Korletz again at
tempted to escape but failed. The Va
riag was Injured.
On their return the Japanese war
vessels announced officially that they
would attack the place at 4 p. m. At
the latter hour the Korletz blew up
and sank. ~
She was a slow vessel,
which made it difficult for her to es-
The Japanese naval vessels attack-
ed the Variag from the outside harbor
until she sank.
Twenty-five hundred Japanese troops
are in Seoul.
Chefoo, Feb. 11.—In all probability
the Russian flee«, in the roadstead of !
Port Arthur will have to come out !
from under the guns of the forts with
in twenty-four hours and fight, In the
hope of winning a victory that will j
protect the Russian base and the rail
road running from Dalny to Mukden. |
The evident purpose of the Japan
ese fleet is to sail around Port Arthur
Into the Gulf of Liaotung with the
purpose of cutting the railroad bj
landing forces between Dalny and ,
New Chwang and between New
L’liwang and Kinchau.
With the Russian fleet unwilling to
come out there Is nothing to protect
a section of the Japanese from sailing
through the Gulf of Pe Ghl Li and up
the west coast to Lioatung peninsula
This very thing may have been don«
by one or two of the light cruisers of
the Japanese navy, as the report carat
from two sources that the Japanese
had blown up a bridge crossing the
Kai Shu Ho, between Dalny and New
This report first came by boat from ■
the Island of To-Kl-Tao, where it was
brought by a schooner which camt i
from Saddle bay.
London, Feb. 11.—The Shanghai
correspondent of the Daily Mail says
that an important bridge on the Man
churian railway has been blown ui
ami thirty men have been killed.
Tokio, Feb. 11.—The Japanese havt
captured -ti least live Russian com
niercial steamers, including the Ekat
erintoslav, Moukden, Russia. Argun
and the Alexander. They were taken
by the Japanese in Corean and adja
cent waters at various times since Sat
urday by small cruisers. Some of the
steamers are rich prizes. The small
steamer Kotik is detained at Yoko
hama, its status not being clear. The |
Ekaterintoslav belonged to the volun
Chefoo. Feb. 11.—The damage done
to the Russians Tuesday in Port Ar
thur by the Japanese fleet under Vice
Admiral Togo is far more etxensive
than was at first reported. Eight war
■hips belonging to the Russians were
put out of action. The Pallada was
not sunk, but lies on her beam ends
on the beach, so badly damaged by
well-directed blows of a torpedo that
it is doubtful if it will be possible tc
make her seaworthy for many month»
to come, if. Indeed. Bhe Is not in the
meantime captured by the Japanese.
The battleships Retvlsan and Czare
vich were damaged below the water
line. If the action had taken place on
the deep sea the Russian vessel!
would have gone to the bottom. Tht
close proximity of the shore enabled
them to escape this fate.
In the second fight, Tuesday morn
ing, the battleship Poltava and the
cruisers Boyarin, Novlk, Askold and
Diana were seriously damaged. Aftei
the torpedo boat attack the Japanese
fleet, in three divisions, not two as pre
viously reported, sailed towards Dal
Presently they returned, and
found the Russian fleet waiting fot
them. The Japanese opened a deadly
fire on the fortifications, neglecting
for a moment the threatening attitude
of the warships.
Suddenly a dash was made by the
Russian torpedo boats on the oncom
Ing Japanese. A terrific burst of firing
greeted them and they were forced to
seek shelter behind their battleships
and cruisers. A general engagement
then ensued, at a three-mile range, In
which the forts and batteries on shore
took part, firing fast and furious for a
The correspondent in
Port Arthur gives It as half an hour,
while other reports state it lasted
only twenty tilnu’.es.
The Poltava wai struck below the
waterline by a twelve-inch shell and
went out of action almost immediate
ly. Three of her men who were sent
over the side to ascertain the damage
The Diana was struck almost Imme
diately afterward in the st«?erlng gear
by a shot from one of the Russian
shore batteries, though this fact is
strenuously denied in official circles.
The Novlk and Askold ventured out
too far and were severely punished by
the Japanese. The Asahi. Hatsuse and
Mikasa gave them each a couple of
broadsides from their great guns, and
they were obliged to turn tail. Both
were seriously damaged. It is under
stood the Novlk and Poltava Joined
their comrades on the beach.
At noon Tuesday the Japanese fleet
withdrew. They have not since been
heard from. A Japanese official say’s
they have gone to sea to coal fton?
their colliers. They may be expected
to return to Port Arthur at any mo
ment to complete their work. No
body here doubts that they will cap
ture or destroy the entire Russian
fleet, while the fate of Port Arthur ii
The excitement In Port Arthur and
Dalny is Indescribable. A panic has
seized the Inhabitants, and the au
thorities are In despair over the atti
tude of the soldiery, who are getting
out of control. There are no more
Japanese at Port Arthur and few for
Russian officers who have reached
here from Port Arthur strongly con
demn Admiral Alexieff’s lack of pru
dence and foresight. They pronounce
him a drawing-room commander, and
clamor for his recall. They say the
only man who can save Port Arthur Is
General Kuropatkin, the veteran hero
of Plevna. The officers concede that
the disasters already inflicted on the
Russian fleet are a national mlsfor
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