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BEFORE PORT ARTHUR.
SERIES OF ASSAULTS.
()-\~ ::;■■>}s frnrn Battle of Nan/than
to End of First Phase of Campaign.
[T%OM A «W"I COaaKKPnXDrjTT OF TH» TRIBTTmC-1
To-80-Shin, near Port Arthur, Oct. 13 —
In the flret days of June, shortly after the
battle of Nanshan. the Third Imperial Japa
nese Army, under General Baron Nogl, was es
tablished as a separate unit, with headquarters
pever. miles northwest of Dalny; it was com
posed of the diTteion, which had Just arrived
|re>i Japan and the division detached from the
arrr.y of General Oku. At that time the Rus
siar:«= were holding an extended line across the
peninusula south of Dalny; the strength and
composition of their forces were not accurately
known, and the Japanese did not choose to as
sume the offensive at once. Therefore, a line
couth of Dalny was occupied, extending like
that of the Russians, from north to south, and
he:d to prevent any northward movement by the
ererry: tn the south, from Matsuyama, Lieu
tenant General T. took the left flank, to the
r.crth Lieutenant General M. took the right.
There came no serious operations early in June;
ore MvMsa seized a small Inlet to be used as
a torpedo station by the navy, and engaged In
• us outpost skirmishes; another division
retrained slightly to the rear and right of the
other, thus obtaining the double advantage of
boidir.g a strong position and securing Dalny
as a base, but the extent of the line and the
paucity of the occupying force might have facll
;t ted a Russian attempt to pierce this line.
T^ie standpoints of the opiposing armies, how
ever, were not the same; General Nogi, even at
that time, expected to rush his forces down the
peninsula and to capture Port Arthur by Eheer
weight of numbers. He awaited the arrival of
certain reinforcements, troops at his request ai
ready mobilized, and although he presupposed
a series of bloody engagements, neither he nor
ary other Japanese strategist doubted the ulti
mate result, or even expected any long delay.
The P.use'.an army was a beaten army, Nogi
arpied, and indeed Oku had administered a
crushing defeat; they would be inferior to his
troops, both in numbers and in morale; they
mil?: despair of relief from Kuropatkin, and,
above aIL they must by this time have observed
the folly of attempting to withstand a serious
Japanese assault. On the other hand. Stoessel
had formed a different plan— to fight and re
treat, and then to fight again, always inflicting
severe losses upon the enemy, until the time
for the great final stand should arrive, within
the walls cf Port Arthur. No plan more in ac
cord with the stubborn spirit of Russian infan
try couid have been evolved; for each inch
•which brought them nearer to the eea increased
the sullen ferocity of their fighting powers.
Btoesael had called upon the very genius of the
Russian soldier, and not In vain; they would
fight to the last like cornered rats. For in de
feat the Russian is more dangerous than in
By the middle of June the composition of the
Russian army was determined. To the north
lt.y the 4th Division, under Lieutenant General
Fock— most popular of Russian generals — con
sisting of the 13th. 14th, 15th and 16th regiments
cf East Siberian Infantry; to the south lay the
Ml Division, under Major General Kondratenko.
consisting of the ZStb. 2Gth. 27th and 2Sth regi
ments of Bast Siberian Infantry, and in reserve
Etoessel bad placed the sth E.eglment of Siberian
eharpchooters, which had Buffered so severely at
Nanshan that orJy &00 men were left. At Port
Arthur there were two battalions of fortress In
fantry, two squadrons of cavalry and three depot
battalions. These depot battalions were re
cruited from a sort of civil militia— middle aged
Siberian settlers, who had been engaged to act
ac city garrison; but through the depletion of
the regular regiments they had been absorbed
ir.to the ranks la the fighting line, and their
p:a<-e» taken by a force which consisted of all
able to bear arms. There was also sup
posed to be a band of gentlemen of fortune,
known as the Foreign Volunteers, whose duties
There Is a mountain called Kinshan or Flng
shan by the Chinese, Ker.ean by the Japanese.
almost directly in the centre of the peninsula,
about twelve miles from Dalny, and another
mountain to the southward called Waitoshan,
frorr. which both Port Arthur and Dalny can be
clearly seen In either direction. These moun
ta::,p are precipitous peaks among the irregular
range* of _ the Liao-Tong Peninsula, unequalled
ac points of observation for a foroe advancing
either to Port Arthur or to Dalny. The moun
tain chains from which the pea its of Kinshan
and "WaiTOßhan rise are a mass of tumbled
h'.'.ls. without any general direction. Between
them runs an Interlacement of narrow valleys.
watered by little brooks — an ideal spot for guer-
U;a warfare, but not for the movement of gre: r
anr.ies. Few troops, indeed, could be brought
into action against these fortified cliffs, but
♦ewf»r still could be posted to hold them.
Now, upon Walioshan and Kinshan the Jap
anese could discern Russian officers of the
etaff carefully noting the arrival of troops
and supplies at Dalny. and this was sufficient
reason to warrant an attar-k. Upon June 26, be
fore dawn, there was a strong general advance
of the entire army, without reconno:ssance; one
division, after an Inconsiderable series of out
p'st skirmishes, sent forward a small detach
ment against Waltoshan. and the Russians
abandoned It at 0 o'clock. Waitoshan was found
to b*> meretly an observation po3t.
But tbt main line < '. Russian defence was es
tablished upon Kin.Eh.an. and Kinshan was that
tip*' of fortif!»a precipice so favored by the Rus
sians tor defensive purposes; it was exceedingly
steep. ■Jmost iasv -esslble, and a wasp's nest of
ir.&.< blr.«- .:.*■ The left flank of one division
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nrw Rrtrancpd to gain the right flank -if the
other, and at noon a regiment under Lieutenant
Colonel Nl«=hlyama. supported by one battery
of mountain guns, led the attack upon this pre
cipitous position. The artillery of the advance
guard, cleverly placed on the further slopes,
was immediate©- able to silence the Russian
field guns posted upon Kinshan, and the regi
ment charged the mountain. The true weak
ness of the position at once became apparent;
there was not sufficient ground space upon the
summit of the mountain to afford footing for a
force sufficiently strong to defend It; such troops
as were concentrate there were fatally exposed
to the Japanese shrapnel fire, the Russian guns
were silenced, and the chief obstacles In the way
of the regiment were a few mines, which ex
ploded harmlessly, and the great bowlders
whi^h the Russians rolled down from the sum
mit. But the very steepness of the ascent de
layed the final onslaught; the Japanese seized
the constant opportunities both for rest and
cover offered at frequent intervals, for the tracts
of territory upon the higher slopes not within
the zone of fire from the summit are considera
ble — another fault of the position. And at 5:30
p. m,. with the loss of less than 200 casualties,
the regiment drove the Russians from Kinshan.
During the engagement a Russian flotilla of
shallow draught gunboats, assisted by torpedo
craft, attempted to shell the Japanese advance,
but upon the appearance of a superior Japanese
fleet, they were obliged to retire. The victory
left the division in possession of Kinshan, and
also of two field guns; they had now reversed
the positions of the day before, for the Russians
could no longer note developments at Dalny,
while the Japanese could observe Stoessel's
movements in the direction of Port Arthur. The
Russian lasses were uncertain, but probably did
not exoeed one hundred casualties.
On July 3 General Stoeasel decided that Kin
shan was a position of such importance that it
must be recaptured at all hazards, and called
upon volunteers for that purpose. At 1 o'clock
In the afternoon of that day the Russian patrols
in front of the Japanese division became active.
and twelve guns— four field pieces and eight
mountain guns— shelled the Japanese position
Incessantly. Protected by the fire of this ar
tillery, three RusFian battalions advanced to
the attack, but met with such stubborn resist
ance that they were obliged to retire under fire
of the Japanese machine guns. Two more in
fantry battalions then renewed the assault upon
the Japanese left wing, supported by four field
pieces, but these guns were silenced, and the
infantry, with the exception of one company,
withdrew. Thia company succeeded in gaining
the cover of a small tract of territory sheltered
from the Japanese artillery fire, and remained
there until nightfall. At 8:30 in the evening a
Russian battalion deployed for attack upon the
left flank of the Japanese, evidently to reinforce
the company which had maintained Its foothold;
It was strongly supported in the rear. Its ma
chine guns were carried In the advanced line,
and the massed military bands of each Russian
regiment began to play as It moved forward.
And. as the music rose, the battalion charged
the Japanese position. It was a gallant assault,
but the enemy were not to be dislodged; a Jap
anese brigade repulsed it, and the troops on both
sides bivouacked in battle formation.
That night— July S— was exceedingly foggy.
From the Japanese lines not a movement could
be discerned, scouting was Ineffective, the offi
cers in cummard knew no more of the enemy's
movements than the soldiers in the trenches.
And suddenly the Russians, creeping up In per
fect silence over ground where silence seems
Impossible, attacked along the whole line. And
for the first time the Japanese Infantry tasted
the fighting which the Russians love the best—
the sensation of personal combat. From the
very beginning the battle was at close quar
ters, hand to hand, and men were klled by bayo
nets, and Russian and Japanese, locked together,
rolled down the sheer face of the crag to certain
death. Few orders were given, fewer etlll
obeyed, it was a struggle between man and man
which left the general almost as powerless as
the last recruit But the Japanese Infantry held
fast, and before mornhig dawned the Russians
retired from the battle.
But the Russians had not yet resigned all hope
of retaking Kinshan. On July 4 four field
pieces near the mountain pass Anshire (Chinese
Antsullng). directly weet of Kinshan, shelled the
Japanese position, and later in the morning two
battalions, supported by six mountain guns, de
ployed for attack upon the Japanese right flank.
It was still b.iii weather, with a drizzling rain
and a damp mist, and this force advanced In the
fog to within three hundred and fifty yards of
the Japanese lines. But it was no day for a battle.
The Russian artillery -.vns ineffective; they could
not determine the strength of the force attacked,
and alter a brief engagement they withdrew.
At noon the weather cieared for a few moments.
The Japanese right flank discovered that tha
Kussian Fourth Division, almost complete, con
fronted them, with two regiments in advance,
one to the rear and three more battalions on the
:i*jiit of their own position. Now the Japanese
fcere holding a line of such extent that there
a ere few available reserves, and, therefore, re
garded the possibility of a strong Russian at
tack with extreme apprehension, but fortunately
for them the rain increased again, and tht- Rus
sians made no further advance. When night
fell they made or.c iast futile attack, which was
easily . and. bavins; sustained heavy
losses without accomplishing their object, they
retired on the morning of July ". The casualties
of the Russians daring the attempt to recapture
Kiiistan were • I a.t about i>OU. Tha
Japanese casualties were 800, and owing to these
losses the Russians resigned all intention of
r:!-K.:.g another battle and occupled > the second
It is difficult to understand, especially In
view of hla later operations, why General
Btoesnei. after permitting hlmsel? to be so easily
driven from Kir.slian, should have made such
desperate attempts to recapture it. The solu
tion per. era. Ed is that he did not realize
the value ut Kli.sl.au until he had lost it, but
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 12. 1904.
there are many fallacies In such a deduction.
He had been using the hill for the very useful
purpose of noting the enemy's movements, and
must have perceived Its value to this end; but
his principal object was always to preserve a
force sufficient to defend the permanent works
at Port Arthur. This was absolutely essential
to him. The Japanese were even then In su
perior numbers, and yet he had accepted losses
In the ratio of almost three to one. At no perio 1
could General Stoessel lightly regard the dis
ablement of eight hundred men. Now, It will
be remembered that the attempt to recapture
Kinshan nearly coincided with the southward
march of Stackelberg, and there is a far more
Plausible explanation of this attempt— that
Stoessel merely acted under orders from Kuro
During the next fortnight the Japanese grad
ually approached the Russian left wing, which
lay upon the little village of Sodalko (Chinese
Shwantaiko). The Russians now occupied a
zigzag position from Antsuling, with their right
flank refused, resting on Losasan (Chinese Laot
suoshan). On the morning of June 26 the dispo
sition of the Japanese forces was as follows:
The right wing- at Anshisan (Antsuoshan), the
centre near Kinshan. Including the reserve In
fantry from Tokio, which had also arrived, bat
teries of heavy siege pieces and the field guns
captured from the Russians at Nanshan; the
left wing, at Soohosan, besides the division, in
cluded batteries of heavy guns, and in reserve
the 2d Reserve Infantry. Each division pos
sessed its own field and mountain artillery, cav
alry and engineers.
The position occupied by the Russians was a
series of armed precipices, the highest of which
Is the mountain OJikesen. sometimes called
Utaisan (D Mountain), which commands the
mountain pass of Antauling and the whole coun
try for miles around. OJikesan was the salient
of the whole chain of cliffs fortified by the Rus
sians, and the key of the defence— "favorable, as
a salient, for attack, but, by reason of the
ground. Inaccessible" (quoted from the words of
Major Yamaoka, of the headquarters staff).
The truth of the matter was that It was almost
Impossible for the Japanese Infantry to scale
the mountain under any conditions, and al
though It was a simple task to concentrate a
great volume of artillery flre upon It. even with
this advantage the ultimate result of an attack
always remair.ed In doubt, for the Russians had
built upon the peak and below It four tiers of
trenches terraced upward, and to climb Into
these trenches with the aid of their handholdß
remained the problem of the Japanese Infantry.
It did not seem possible to do it. To the south
east the line stretched seaward over the moun
tains to the wave beaten cliff Laotsuoshan. and
from Antsuling down into the plain, to the
southwest, where the Chinese village of Shwan
taiko rests among the farm lands.
On the morning of July 26 the entire Japan
ese army, with the exception of the right wing:
of one division, which advanced down the plain,
near the sea, and the left wing of another di
vision, which approached Laotsuoshan. con
verged upon the fortifications In and about
OJikesan and the pass of Antsullng. The First
Division was purposely placed In reserve on the
right of the Japanese line, as the flat plain
there seemed to offer the most favorable oppor
tunity for a counter attack. July 26 was a rainy
day. The artillery in action from the plain and
from the heights south of Kinshan was inef
fective. The Russians on the hills south of
Antsullng poured In a deadly fire from a con
cealed position upon the right wing of one divi
sion, which sustained heavy losses. The left
wing of the Second Division was able to capture
one of the lower heights, but the attacks dur
ing the night of the 26th were unsuccessful, and
the morning of the 27th found the Japanese ail
under cover, having accomplished nothing sav^
an unimportant success.
The next day was well suited to effective
artillery practice, being bright and clear, and
the concerted fire of every gun, including the
reserves, was concentrated upon the salient of
the Russian position, the mountain Ojikesan.
Now. owing to the narrow surface of the crest
the Russians were able to post upon It only one
infantry battalion and two companies of sharp
shooter, supported by four mountain guns and
six machine gun», and between 2 and 3 o'clock
In the afternoon these were completely silenced.
Ber.eath the support of this fire the division
advanced upon OJikesan, and soon after 3 the
advance guard reached a point Immediately be
low the crest. This point was beyond the zone
of the Russian rifles, but each side, with that
quick adaptability to modern warfare which
has been so often remarked In this campaign,
immediately began to employ novel methods.
The Russians from above dislodged all the rockm
and stones In sight, and rolled them down,
which obliged the Japanese tc flatten them
selves against the protecting cliff like flies.
Then a private of an Inventive character, with
his back against the mountain, stretched his
gun upward at arm's length and fired In the
direction from whioh the bowlders were rolling,
and, so it is stated, a Russian soldier suc
ceeding in lassoing one of the enemy with a,
r<->pe merely by dropping down a noose, and
In flinging hire off the cliff Into space, but
even though this incident is officially vouched
for It can hardly prove more than the character
of the fighting. Meanwhile a Japanese battalion
commander, with two companies, who had di
verged slightly to' the southward, entered the
Russian position on the evening, pierced the
lines and captured the salient.
On the morning of July 28 the division ad
vanced from the direction of the captured
ealient, OJikesen, and the two remaining Rus»ian
lines, west and northwest of Antsullng, were at
tacked simultaneously. The other troops also
advanced, and by 9 o'clock In the morning the
whole Russian position was In the hands of the
Japanese; but that part of the Russian army
which had opposed the right flank retreated only
a short distance, and an attempt was made to
surround and capture the whole detachment.
While this movement went forward the main
body of the Russian army retreated In good or-
der into the range of hills Immediately east of
Port Arthur, the line from Takushan, near th«
set. through Fengfangshan; and whan the tin.c
came to capture the right wing of the Russians
It was discovered that they had put to sea in
Jui ks from the Inlet west of Laotsuoshan, and
that in cutting off their line of retreat the Jap
an< m had only be-^n the victims of a ruse to
protect the main force. So the Russians pre
pared to defend a new position with slightly ln
cr*a*ed determination as they more nearly ap
proached the sea.
Ptoessel unquestionably deserves great credit
for the battle of Antsullng. Ha succeeded In
defending the position for three days against
greatly superior numbers, and in inflicting a
los? of not less than 4,500 casualties; his in
fantry had been well concealed, and obtained
full value for Its opportunities. His retreat
was well conceived and brilliantly carried out.
and If anything were needed to Improve the
morale of his troops It was supplied by their
confidence in him after the battle of Antsullng.
Thf stratagem which he employed In leaving his
right wing apparently at the mercy of the Jap
anese, to protect the retreat, and In embarking
them in junks at the critical moment, deserves
the highest commendation. Antsuling wa.« one
of those defeats which closely resemble a vic
The Russian army immediately occupied a new
position, close to their permanent forts — a line
from Takushan. where their right wing was sta
tioned, through Fengfangshan. along a range
of hills northward, and extending toward the
western defences in a semt-c!rc!e Takushan is
on the sea, a nd not more than 2,000 yards f; on;
the eastern chain of permanent red' übts; it Is.
like GJikesan. an almost Inaccessible cliff.
But en this occasion th« Jui>ar.«*» itcted
promptly. Before dawn on July 30 an attack
was made di.ing the whole line: it came as a
complete surprise to the Russians; their pickets
did not even find time to escape with their rifles,
but left them piled, and by noon the whole po
eitlon was in the hands of the Japanese. The
Russians were unquestionably taken by sur
prise; they made no serious attempt to defend
this line, and although they succeeded In shell
ing the Japanese on the way across the plain to
the railroad with great success — the Japanese
here suffered heavy losses from shrapnel— they
retired almost Immediately into the line of their
permanent fortifications, only retaining Taku-
Shan (and Sha-Ku-Shan. a smaller hill to the
southwest), and certain semi-permanent forts to
the extreme west, in the direction of Louisa
The engagement of July 80 marked the end
of the first phase of the campaign, since it only
remained to carry Taku-Shan and Sha-Ku-Shan
on the east and three hills on the west, known as
131-Metre, 174-Metre and 203-Metre hills, re-
Bpectively. The capture of these positions would
drive the Russians within their permanent lines
of defence, and it might easily be maintained
that Taku-Shan possessed most of the character
istics of a permanent work, and that 203-Metre
Hill possessed all of them; 203-Metre Hill was.
in fact, the outpost of the western chain of
forts. Now, the campaign up to July 30 con
sisted of a series of direct assaults upon forti
fied mountain crests, a campaign in which the
aim of one general was delay, while the object
of the other was, beyond all elße. extreme haste.
Sroessel was handicapped by lack of men. Nogl
by the necessity of compassing the fall of Port
Arthur in time to reinforce the armies lr the
north; and Stoessel was more successful In ac
complishing his designs than the Japanese. His
tactics at tha battle of Antsullng were both
adroit and sound, and indeed praiseworthy in
the extreme, but there remained a greater and
more subtle factor In his success — the underly
ing tone of the untaught Russian Infantry. For.
beaten as they were, driven from pillar to post,
crushed at Nan-Shan, repelled at Kin-Shan,
obliged to retreat from Antsuling, they still Im
proved with every battle which pressed their
backs closer to the walL
In such wise they retreated to Moscow before
Napoleon, these Ignorant peasant soldiers; thus
had they defended Sebastopol, and thus would
they defend Port Arthur; for there is no more
steadfast spirit In defeat than that of Russian
infantry, and Stoeasel had not called upon it In
vain. They had fought hand to hand, with
bayonets and with bowlders, and by the unaided
vigor of their muscle they had held each trench
until they had been expelled by sheer impact of
numbers, and they fell only to rise again with a
courage more assured. For Stoessel had Invoked
the genius of the Russian soldier; when the Jap
anese charged, with the image of their Emperor
before their minds, with his glorious name ring
ing in their ears as they charged, believing that
there Is no glory like that of death on the field
of battle, knowing that the stone lanterns in
many a temple of old Japan would mark their
fame, the peasant troops from Odessa met them
with a sullen ferocity, the naked desire to kill.
The sea at their back, ever nearer, a rifle In
each man's hand — and all their yesterdays nad
lighted fools the way to dusty death — they
should not die alone. No sign of the white
feather was shown in those battles on the penin
sula; the Russians fought for the dear breath
of life, the Japanese for their immortal souls.
Such was the spirit of the fighting.
B-USSIAJT LOSSES AT THE SHAKHE.
9t- Petersburg, Nov. 11. — A corrected casualty
list of the battle of Shakhe River. Issued by the
War Office, places the total killed or wounded
at 33.260, of whom 900 were officers. The first
returns. It Is explained, contained duplications,
and some of the men were so slightly wounded
that they returned to the ranks in a few days.
OBJECTION TO NLW LOANS TEEMS.
Japanese Papers Call Bate Too High — Time
Unfavorable to Issue.
Tokio, 4Tov. 11. — A majority of the newspapers
of Tokio pharply criticise the terms under which
the new Japanese loan has been placed In Lon
don and New-York. They pronounce the rate
as being too high, considering that the amount
of the loan is a comparatively 3mali one. One
paper expresses the opinion that it was unwiae
to place the loan before the fall of Port Arthur.
The one-half of the new $60,000,000 Japanese loan,
which ts to be offered in this market by Kuhn. Loet»
& Co., will be payable. Interest and principal, here
at the fixed rate of exchange — J4 87 a pound sterling.
Assurance ha? been given the syndicate managers
that the Japanese government will permir the
proceeds of the loan to remain on deposit in New-
York banka, "subject to the requirements of the
FOUND DEAD BY HUSBAND
Mrs. Viola Zabriskie Commits Sui
cide by Inhaling Gas.
Mrs. Viola Zabriskie. twenty-nine years old,
of No. 251 West One-hundred-and-thirty-sixth
st., committed suicide last night by inhaling
gas. According to the physician who reported
the case, the woman was found dead by her
husband when he returned to the house. De
tective Hayes was sent to the house. The po
lice were very reticent as to the case, arid De
tective Hayes Immediately left the station. At
the house. In One-hundred-and-thirty-pixth-sv
udmittance was refused. No policeman, as
usual in coroner's cases. w;is stationed at the
house. The city directory gives Nelson Za
briskie, a lawyer, of No. 45 Broadway, as living
at No. 251 "West One-hundred-aiid-thirty-plxth
st. The police stated that the name of the
husband of the dead woman was John.
FOR BETTER STREET SIGXS
Conference of Civic Bodies Meets —
To See Mr. Ahearn.
Repr>»a«ntatlves of several civic organizations met
last evening at the Bar Association. In West Forty
fourth-st.. to discuss the street sign system. J. L.
Brower presided. Among the organisations repre
sented were the City Club, the Harlem Board of
Commerce, the Merchants' Association, the Munici
pal Art Society, the New- York Beard of Trade
and Transportation, the Real Estate Board of
Brokers, the Washington Heights Taxpayers' As
sociation and the West End Association. An or
ganization was formed, to be called the Street
Sign Conference of Municipal Organizations.
The following resolutions, presented by F. B.
Thurber, was adopted:
Resolved. That proper street signs are necessary
for the welfare of the city, and that the movement
to this end which has been DCKUE should be con
tinued and extended, that a committee consisting of
one from each organization her* represented be ap
pointed by the chairman, with power to add one
representative from each kindred organization fa
voring Una object, to urge upon tha ■ city author
ities the Importance of this improvement, to be
made with the approval of the Municipal Art Com
And that such committee b« Instructed to present
to the President of the borough a demand for the
complete signing of the city upon the following
First, for all electric light pol«a, and. second, for
ell Welsbach lights, the installation of the so-called
reflector signs. Third, for all elevated railroad
pillars at street Intersections, and fourth, for all
street corners where it is necessary to as* on the
walls of buildings a metal sign, blue enamel, with
white letters, and, for all gas lamps a sign of blue
flasn glass, with white letters.
A committee was named to present the petition
to Mr. Ahearn.
RUSSIAN COUNSELLOR AT INQUIRY
St. Petersburg. Nov. 11.— Baron Taube. of the
Foreign OJBoa, ha* been designated as Russian
Judicial adviser to the international commission
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SMYTHE AFTER THE SNARK
STILL 111 XT IX PAXAMA.
Sleuth-Emissary of Democratic Com
mittee Tells of Failure.
Clifford H. Smythe. the sleuth-emissary sent
by the Democratic National Committee to the
new Republic of Panama for the purpose of ob
taining possession of certain supposed docu
ments and information which would stir up a
campaign issue against President Roosevelt and
Secretary Hay in the Panama question, has re
turned to this country. Mr. Smythe came back
about a week ago. but on the advice of his late
employers he sequestered himself at once. So
unfortunate to the party was the result of hU
mission that they did not care to have him talk
to reporter*, bo he did not show himself even
at th» polls to vote for Judge Parker.
Smythe complains that if it had not been for
his cable message falling into the hands of the
State Department at Washington through a mis
chance he might now be a wealthy man. as the
Democratic committee offered to pay him almost
any amount of money he asked if he con ob
tain for them a "secret document" which they
thought Secretary Hay had signed, guaranteeing
certain leaders In Panama protection and recog
nition by this government if they would revolt
from th" United States of Colombia and estab
lish an Independent government. He knew noth
ing about the cause of the miscarriage of his
plans until he got the newspapers, coming horns
on the steamer. When he read the newspapers
and found how the same had been exposed.
Smyth** was wise enough not to go near the
Democratic headquarters. He ran? up on the
telephone and was told to "lay low" until after
He hied himself to Yorkers, where he now .a
staying with relatives. 3:: ythe tells the story of
his mission with the humor it deserves, but wltn
an undercurrent of sadness. He was consul at
Carthager.a under President Cleveland. He says
that he heard that four plotters of Panama came ;
to Washington previous to the revolution and
obtained a document signal by Secretary Hay
promising that they would be protected and rec
ognized by the United States government in a
revolution. When he visited the national Dem
ocratic headquarters and laid his astounding
••information-- before Judge Parker's managers
they Jumped at the idea of getting posses.- of j
the" alleged document and laying it before ;h
people of the country- They believed that U the
document were in existence and they could get
a copy of it and show it up properly Judge
Parker would sweep the country.
It was the first idea to send him to Panama ,
and the United States of Colombia as a repre- j
sentative of the Democratic committee with a ;
great flourish of trumpet*. Smythe says, but he
showed how foolish this would be To accom
plish his object, he said, he would have to adopt
th • most secret kind of methods, So at his own |
suggestion he went to Panama as the repre- ;
sentative of a syndicate of Democratic news- ,
papers The committee made no definite finan- !
cial arrangements with him. except that all of j
Bis expenses were to be paid, and If he was sue- !
cessful in obtaining actual possessor, of the
••document" he was to have a price running into
f °Smyuv 'reached Panama and met a good re
ception from the oncers of the new government.
who accepted his statement that he was a newu
paper man seeking Information. He says that
he finally was led to believe that the paper he
was. marching for was in existence, but that
the D «ople «ho told Mm this said that The men
who had It would not give it up unless they re
ceived a big price for it. The arrangement with
his employers was that he was to *end all or
h£ cable wisasM in the code of 1901. now out
of date Then he sent the cable dispatch which
fell into the hands of the State Department in
Washington and resulted In the exposure of the
whole s. he-rr.e. In this dispatch he asked the
Democratic committee how much it was willing
to pay for documentary proof of the dealings (
of President Roosevelt and Secretary Hay with
the Panama revolutionists.
He cannot understand to this day bow the
message fell Into the hands of the government.
but he says that It had no sooner done so than
hit, negotiations with the revolutionists closed
with a snap. F.very place he went, he say*,
things ."hut a;- '•♦fore him after that like a
stone wall. a™ l he soon realized that the gam* :
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