4 MARCH 1905, Page 1

O F the great battle that has been raging on the

Sha-ho throughout the week we get only the barest details. All we really know is that the two forces have been engaged on a front said to have been eighty miles long, that the Russians have been driven northward, that the losses have been very heavy, and that the Japanese have succeeded in capturing a large quantity of stores, including beans, millet, and salt. We shall not attempt in our present condition of ignorance to deal further with these operations. No doubt by next week iheir intention and main results will have become clearer.