Togo Complimented by the Mikado.
Diebogatoff to Report to the Czar. Japanese Casualties only 800. Received June 2, 8.25 a.m. London, June 1 The Mikado has complimented Togo and his fleet on accomplishing an unprecedented feat in annihilating the enemy. He was glad that the officers and men had responded in the spirit of their ancestors. The future of the war would be long, but he hop9d that the loyalty, bravery, end faithfulness of his subjects would secure a successful result. The excellent strategy of the commanders, and the great courage of the troops annihilated the enemy. Answering the nation's congratulations, he says: "We appreciate deeply your splendid success." The Mikado has permitted Admiral Diebogatoff and other commanders to telegraph to the Czar a report of the battle and a list of the casualties. He also allows the captured officers to return to Russia on parole. Reuters Agency at Tokio reports that the total Japanese casualties -are under eight hundred.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6586, 2 June 1905
Togo Complimented by the Mikado. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6586, 2 June 1905
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