Hearst's International Volume 6

Hearst's International Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...accident on a street railway owned by Americans, was quelled by United States marines.--January 26.--One hundred Japanese soldiers were sent to Ping-Yang to prevent looting. RUSSO-JAPANESE Wm.---See Japan. Japan ARMY COUNCIL.--January 15.--Tho formation of a military council was completed, with Field Marshal Yamagata as president. FlNANCE.--Jfll1U211'y 24.--The Japanese minister of finance opened 'negotiations for a loan of 100,000,000 yen ($50,000,000). WAR lIEASUR.ES.--J8.nU8.1'y 25.---An imperial ordinance empowered the Japanese government to assume control of all railroads for military purposes. RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR.--February 5.--Japan severed diplomatic relations with Russia. Russian interests at Tokyo were left in charge of the Austrian minister there, and Japanese interests at St. Petersburg were turned over to the United States ambassador.-February 7.--Japan dispatched sixty warships against Russia, after waiting forty-eight hours before beginning a hostile movement.-February 8.--Japan cut the cable between Japan and Korea in order to preserve secrecy as to the movements of the Japanese army and navy....Japan landed forces at Chemulpo, Korea, from sixty transports, carrying, according to estimate, 60,000 troops....Thousands of Russian troops were concentrating along the Yalu River in northern Manchuria to resist the Japanese....Japancse residents of Port Arthur began to leave for Japan as fast as vessels could be obtained, in accordance with an order from the Japanese government. Few vessels were available....United States Secretary of State Hay, with the approval of President Roosevelt, forwarded an identical note to Russia and Japan, asking the two belligerent countries to unite with the neutral powers of Europe and...show more

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  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 699g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236947118
  • 9781236947116