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VOL? XXI NO. 21
KICHMOND, VJKGINIA. SATUKDAY .MAY 7, 1904.
COLORED FOLKS Y ET WALKING
More Trouble?The Rule Very
COLORED CHILDREN ASTONISH THE COMMUN?
ITY?FEW PERSONS RIDE ON THE
The street-car situation remains un
?hanged. Few colored people are riding
in the "Jim Crow" department. The
travel last Sunday was very light. The
Olay St. line, which has heen noted for
Ite heavy colored travel is deserted.
Now and then a tired colored brother.or
one who has risen late brards the car,
but the assignment of him to a "Jim
Crow" seat arouses his ire, and the
next time he is more careful and walks.
? PECULIAR DISAGREEMENT.
A white gentleman of r.he F. F. V.,
type created quite a sensation recently
on the Seven Pines liue. He boarded
the car with his wife, baby and colored
nurse. He went to the forward end of
t\<? car with his wife, as he thought
following him. Upon reaching the seat
and turning around he found his Mad?
ame arguing with the conductor, who
had refused to let his nurse go te the
front with the bady, ?-here the white
passengers are seated.
It required but a moment for him to
go to the rear of the oar and bring his
wife, baby and nurse to the place where
he had selected seats. The look in his
eye indicated that it would n't do to
<u 'ile wnh faLn.
THE MOTORMAN EXPLAINED.
But the white conductor did and
insisted that the nurse could not sit
with white people. He only desisted
when the motorman assured him that
he was in error and that colored people
conld be permitted to sit with the white
people for whom they are nursing.
Of course, the separation of the baby
from 'the nurse would have devolved
the cares of the servant upon the Mad
sme while the nurse would have been
relieved of the care and trouble during
that trip at least. Numerous other an?
noyances have happened from time to
time and the rule is now becoming the
"laughing stock" for the whole city,
being characterized by some of the irre?
ligious churoh members as a-nuis
AN OBJECT LESSON.
Tho Richmond, Va., News-Leader
"Of May 2nd contained the following:
"The colored people of Richmond em?
phasized their ability to walk yesterday
afternoon, when young and old, little
and big, marched from every section of
the city?from Sidney, Ohurch Hill,
Fulton and Sheep Hill ?to tha old Afri?
can Baptist church to attend the month?
ly meeting of the Baptist Sunday-School
Union. The twenty-five or more schools
comprising the union went to the
church in a body, and at the hour of
meeting had packed the large building
almost to suffocation. The "walking"
exercise' whether or not gotten up pur?
posely to register the colored people's
disapproval of the existing street oar
rules, was certainly an object lesson in
what the Negroes intend to do toward
patronizing the car lines.
The exercises at the church consisted
mainly of singing and recitations by
tbe children. The principal addresses
were made by the Rev. Dr. W. T. John?
son, pastor of First churoh, aud R T.
Hill, pr. siri eut of the Virginia Bapti-t
Sunday School convention. Neither one
of the speakers made any r fereuce to
the street-car situation in their speeches,
but nevertheless, as if by concert of
action, when th?; big meeting adjourned
not a single man, woman orchilu board?
ed a car for either Ohurch Hill < r up?
Money in Their Pockets.
[Cl.ARKSDAI.E, MlSS., JOURNAL.]
A Jim Grow street-car law has been
passed in Richmond, Va., and the Ne?
groes are not riding, but are walking to
wheie they want to go. Now if they
will continue to walk, it will be money ?
in their pockets, and they will teach the
white man a lesson that they will not
accept every discrimination aimed at
Have Set the Kisrlit Example.
IMouxd Bavoi'.Miss., Demonstrator.]
The Negroe? of the State of Virginia,
in contending for the right to live pea?
ceably, and according t? the spirit and
letter of the fundamental laws of the
land, deserve the congratulation of
the colored citizens of the entire coun -
try. Their concern in this direction it*
no more admirable, however, than the
disposition of the Virginia colored men
to appropriate sufficient money to meet
the necessary expense in these moral
and legal campaigns. They have set
an example which the colored men of
the other States might profitably and
Those Other Colore?! Folks.
(Frederick City, Md., Hornet]
Those Negroes who are now riding on
Richmond City's street-car line after
the instruction by the best brain of the
race: to stay off of them rather than hu
miliate their race, reminds us that
worde without acts to back them up are
? sad commentaries. We have entirely
too many who talk like philosophers and
act like fools; men who should make the
race's interest their highest and first
consideration. .Such men we sorely
need, whose acts are in accord with
their words as well as being used vigor?
ously for the good of the whole instead
, for part or for selfish ends.
[New York Pro?jrbssivk American ]
We hope that every Negro iu Rich?
mond, Virgiuia, will refuse to ride on a
"Jim Grow" car. As long? as they have
strength and manhood, let the m "walk"
as advised by that able paper, the
Plaket. Yes, walk.
COLOKKD BAI SHOT TO DEATH.
Assailant of Alabama Human Lynched
at Scene of Crime.
Prattsville, Ala., May 1.?News reach?
ed this city this morning that Oaines
Hall, the ?colored man who assaulted
Mrs. Josiah Owens yesterday morning,
was caught at Kingston late yesterday
afternoon by a posse, who took him to
the s? v.i?? of the crime and tied him to a
tree. The body was theu riddled with
bullets. Several persons have visite!
the place, and report the lifeless body
It is said the colored people refuse to
take the body down and bu?-y it. It is
also reported to day that he accomplish?
ed his fiendish purpose yesterday, and
that Mrs. Owens is in a very critical
condition. The town is quiet, but it is
said excitement ran high last night.
A LOCHT AT IM I AS k I
The tirami Worthy Counsellor There
Pulaski. Va.. April 30th. 1904.- Grand
Worthy Counsellor John Mitchell, Jr.,
and Col. E. R. Jefferson arrived here
yesterday morning at about 7-00 a. m.
They were met at the train by a com
mittee of the Knights of Pythias and
conducted to the residence of Sir
Williams where they were made com?
The noon train from Radford and
New River brought Deputy Grand
Chancellor R. M. Pott is aud the lady
members of the courts from both
A meeting had been arranged for at
the Methodist Church Rev. W. E.
! Mitchell was master of ceremonies.
After singing and prayer Grand Wor?
thy Counsellor John Mitchell, Jr., ? ??? e
I ou the anus and purp ?se of the order,
lie pictured the scene of Damon and
Pythias and explained the positions of
Oalanthe md Heroiioue. Ho told cf the
benefits ot the order and upon being
urged to continue concluded with a dis?
cussion of the race question. He was
The initiation took place in the Odd
Fellow's Hall at 8 p. ni. The following
assisted: Grand Worthy Inspectrix,
Mrs. Mary Casey; G. VV*. Inspector,
Mrs. Laura Tate; G. W. S. D., Mies
Lottie Floyd; G. W. J. D., Miss Vene?
zuela Delaney; G W. E., Mrs. Ella
Fields; G. W H., Mrs. Missouri Ed
wards; G. W C, Mrs. Della Lawrence;
G. W. Asst. Coud., Mrs. Roxie Austin;
Assistante, Mrs. Mary ?. Jones ; Sirs
R. M. Pettis and James Pack.
After the initiation tho following new
officers were installed:
W. C.,' Narcissa ?Shadd; W. lux.,
Flora ?. Mayo; W. Inspector, Sarah J.
Murphy; S. D., Libbie P. Duncan; J.D.,
Myra Lee Mills; O., Lucy Moon; R. of
Deeds, Rev. W. E. Mitchell; R. of ?.,
Virginia M. Calfee; Ree. of Deposits,
Mary V. Mitchell; E., Mary Hairston;
O, Ellen Anderson; A. C, Sarah J.
Charlton; H., Christina E. Johnson;
P., Mollie Scott.
Trustees: Sarah J. Murphy, Jennie
Redd and Louisa Scott.
A bounteous repast had been prepared
and the assemblage was happy.
Grand Worthy Counsellor Mitchell
was pleased with his visit here. He left
last night for Richmond, much to the
regret of tha K.nightshere who desired
him to be with them here Sund iy.
-Have ?poo read the Seven Seals by
Mrs. Lucinda Yoang. See notice of it
in these columns.
From Jersey City, N. J.
Jersey City, N. J., April 30th, 1904.?
Hon. John Mitchell, Jr.,
Editor the Planet,
Dear Sir G?
? read with great joy the noble and
manly stand which you and the noble
people of Richmond have taken against
the great injustice forced upon you by
the infernal laws of that city. You
certainly have given the right advice,
in that you have advised the colored
people tc walk rather than to humiliate
their manhood and dignity in comply?
ing with a law whose chief aim is to
oppress and crush the Negro. I feel sir,
in that, that the white people of Rich?
mond have almost reached their utmost,
they have long since found that the Ne?
groes are intelligent, obedient and law
abiding citizens, they, (the Negroes)
have submitted to many wrongs for the
lone sake of peace and harmony.
I feel also, sir, that if the legislature
were to enact laws for a jim crow side?
walk, eepecially in Richmond, Va., it
will reach, as never before the manhood
of the Negro.
The ministers of New York and vicin?
ity have nothing but preise to speak of
the work of the Planet and the other
papers ot your city,and the noble efforts
you and the people of Richmond are
makitig to defend our rights as far as
possible.I feel the same mjnstice of that
law perpetrated ut?on my race in tho
South, as if 1 were directly under its
hammer. Aud the stand which you
have taken will go down in history as a
noble deed, and generate to the great
good of the race. There is no cause to
be discouraged. God is not dead; but, I
believe-is moving in mysteiions ways.
Yours for every interest of my peo?
J. L Birctiett,
Pastor Ziou Bapt. Ohurch,
New York Oity. ?. Y.
PERSONALS AM? IIKIKFS.
-Mr. Lewis W. Holloway of Fort
Russell. Wyoming has returned to this
city to live.
-The place to deposit your money
is the Mechanics' Savings Bank. You
should begin saving now.
-It's sad business, but we all must
die and Mr. \V. Isaac Johnson has made
admirable arrangements to convey you
in a rubber-tired funeral car to your last
-To live in a house well painted is
a blessing and Mr. Frank Waller, Jr.,
knows it. He has m -de special quota?
tions on work and sh til be pleased to re?
ceive your orders. ?See advertisement.
-Robinson's Bitters need no intro?
duction to either city or country folks.
It aids digestion, stimulates blood cir?
culation and makes the patient feel
generally good, if he will call or send to
lsth and Franklin streets and get a
bottle. Of course we mean Mr. S. W.
Robinson. Everybody knows him.
-It may not be so cold now, but if
your roof leaks, you'll find the right
man when you call on Mr. Fred G.
Gray. He's polite and obliging, and
very reasonable in prices.
-When you say Sydnor & Hundley,
that means furniture, ana at the most
reasonable prices. The poor and the
rich man, the high and the low have
reached the proper shiine if in search of
house furnishings when they enter these
gentlemen's palatial headquarters. See
-Mr. Charles H. Bailey of Atlantic
Highland, New Jersey, is ready to re?
ceive you. When traveling you'll not
have to wander about, if you find his
place and accept his comfortable acooni
modations. See advertisement.
-When you said insurance, every
one thought of the Southern Aid So?
ciety. The record of this company
speaks for itself. If you have one of its
policies, you have something that is as
good as gold and as satisfactory as a
Pullman Palaco Oar.
-The corner stone of Mt. Carmel
Baptist Ohurch was laid 1 ?ft Monday
afternoon. A large crowd was present.
Rev. W. H. White is pastor.
-Rev. Casar Perkins. D. D., who
has been indisposed U improving. He
visited our office this weetc
-The revival season is at hand aud
the refrain of the converts is now heard
in the streets of the city.
-The American Grocery Company
is offering prices and making induce?
ments which will make any hungry
maus mouth water. Read adver is-. -
-Never faltering, never tired, al?
ways ready, you'll fiud Mr. A. D. Pri^e
with the finest funeral equipment ready
to fill every order. His popularity and
sympathetic bearing makes for him
friends and you have only to make
known your ne His to him ia order to
command his entire attention.
-When it comes to teeth-extracting
Dr. P. B. Ramsey's name will be on
your mind. He has a thoroughly up-to
date establishment, and is as gentle as a
woman in handling patients.
-Capt. W. H. Stokes, who was
operated on at the Virginia Hospital
April 22nd, 1004, is improving. He will
be flrlad to see his friends from 10 a. m.,
to 1 p. m , 3 p. m., to ? p. xn., 7:80 to
MO p. m.,
-Miss Lizzie P. Coles, formerly of
this city but now of Philadelphia, Pa.,
has returned home after a pleasant ? isit
of six weeks to her sister, Mrs. S. S.
T. M. C. A, NOTES.
Come to the explanation on the Sun?
day School Lesson to-day 5 p. m.
All men for committee work are re?
quested to be on time Sunday.
Mr. O. L. Sampson will address the
boys Sunday 4 p. in., at the rooms.
Ups and towns Sunday 3:30 p. tn., at
the True Reformers' Hall. Only for
men. Rev. W. F. Graham, pastor of
the 5th St., Baptist Oharch will address
the men, Subject; "Hezekiah's Ups and
Downs." Special music by the 5th St.
Baptist Church Quartette leader Prof.
Alexander McCoy. Come aud bring
The women are working for another
great meeting for women only at the
True Reformers' Hall. June 12th, Sun?
day, 3:30 p. m. Rev. W. H. White, pas?
tor of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
will address the women. Do not forget
Every home is asked not to forget the
Y. M. C A.
Our nicht school will close Thursday,
May 20th, 8 p. m.f at the Third St.,
Methodist Church. A special program
will be rendered by the pupils. The ad
dress will be delivered by Madame Pat
sie K. Anderson. Music by the choir of
the church. Everybody is invited.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS.
(?rand Lontge to Meet at Charlotte
tille. May 1 7? h.
The Grand Lodge of Va., ?. of ?,, ?.
A..S. A . ?.. ?.,?. & ?..and the Grand
Court, I. O. of Calan the? will meet at I
Charlottesvilie, Va.,Tuesday, May 17th,
19t>4. The session promises to be one
of the best in tne history of the organi?
zation, the Uniform Rank will no doubt
make a good display there
The Richmond delegation will leave
Mondav, May 16th at 2 p. m . vi?. C. ?^
O R. R.
Special rates have been secete?^ fra
the Uniform Rank.
The parade will take place Tues?
An I'naniinoiis Verdict.
[Indianapolis, Ind., Freeman.]
Walk! Walk! Is the unanimous ver?
dict of the colored press of Richmond,
Va. It is a shame that such a city as
Richmond should find it necessary to
iutrodace "jira crow" street-cars. That
city has thousands of refined colored
people that should not feel that they
are subjected to laws that reflect on
them as citizens If the colored people
are determined to walk as they declare,
the street car companies may be com?
pelled to sue fur peace.
S1?O.O0 Enden ment Paid.
Charlottesvilie, Va., April 28th, 1904 -
This is to certify that I have received
from John Mitchell, Jr , Grand Chan?
cellor of the Grand Lodge of Virginia,
Knights of Pythias, ($150 00) One Hun?
dred and Fifty Dollars in payment of
the endowment claim of Sir John Nel?
son, who was a member of Monticello
Lodge, No ?55, K. of P., ?. ?., S. ?.
?., ?., ?. & ?.
Jennie ?. Nelson.
J. T. 8coTT. M. W.,
John Allen, ?. of ?. and S.
PROF, l?. W. HAVES TO DELI VER
"Higher Educai ??? of the .Negro
loiith." Reformers' Hall. Monday
Might, May ?th.
You and your friends are cordially
invited to witness an oration, subject;
"The Higher Education of the Negro
Youth," by Prof. G. W. Hayes, presi?
dent Virginia Seminary and College,
Lyuchburg, Va., at True Reformers'
Hall, Monday eve, May ?th, J?04. 8:00
o'clock. For benefit ot Mt. Carmel Bap?
Prof. Hayes is a national character.
He ranks amoug the Laders of his peo?
ple. He is a scholar of the highest type,
and enjoys the distinction of being the
greatest orator of the State. The lovers
of education will hear him.
Master of Ceremonies, Lawyer J. R.
Pollard. Welcome Address, Oapt. B. A.
Graves, Response on Behalf of Prof.
Hayes, Prof. Chas. Mitchell, President
Richmond Business College, Solo; intro?
duction of Speaker, Hon. Jno. Mitchell,
Jr., President Mechanics Savings Bank.
Oration, Subject "The Higher Educa?
tion of the Negro Youth;" Prof. G. W.
General Admission, 10 cents.
? Reserved Seats, 15 cents.
The National Baptist S. S. I nlon.
The regular monthly meeting of the
National Bapc. S. S. Union will be held
on next Sunday, May 8th., 1901, at the
Zion Baptist Ohurch. (Rev. W. R. Ash
burn, B. D., Pastor.) Manchester at3:30
p. m. Excellent programme.
B. H. Peyton, Pr?s , E. A. Wash?
ington, Vice-Pres., A. W. Dan
-Mr. William S. Morgan, who has
been so ill is somewhat improved at this
A VIEW OF DALNY FROM THE SEA.
CONNECTING TWO LINKS OF THE SEOUL-FUSAN RAILWAY IN
Kev. T. II. Johnson's Death.
Richmond. Va.. May 2nd, 1904 ?
Whereas, it has pleased Almighty God,
our Heavenly Father, in Hi* wise provi?
dence to call from the active scenes of a
most us? ful life. Rev. Thomas H. John?
son, our co-laborer and bel?>v?id yoke?
fellow in the gospel ministry, and
Where*s we felt very koeuly the gre: t
loss to the Baptist family in general
and to his churches in particular, there?
fore be it
Resolved that we have lost from our
midst a Christian gentleman, au able
preaeh?-r, a most successful pastor and
evaugelist aud a citizen who reflected
credit and honor upon himself, his
family, the denomination and his State.
In him we knew a minister of the
gospel, strictly honest, upright punctual
to duty, ever ft ithtul in carrying out
the true orthodox principles of his Mas?
ter and Lord. As a preacher he was
simple, powerful and eloquent; as the
head of a family he was kind and exem?
plary, as an associate he was agreeable,
obliging and consistent, as a friend, he
was as true as steel
Resolved further, that we extend our
sympathy and condolence to the family
and his churches and that a copy of
these resolutions be sent to the family,
one each to his churches and others pub?
lished in the newspapers.
Done by order of the Baptist Minis?
ters' Conference of Richmond, Man?
chester and vicinity, this 2nd day of
Joseph Perry, '
R. J. Bass.
W. F. Graham.
BRADLEY?Died, Wednesday. May
4th, G.>04. Johu ?. Bradley at his resi?
dence, No. 15 S. 17th St | in the full
triumph of faith. Funeral; Sunday
morning (tomorrow) at 11 o'clock at
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, (Fulton )
He leave?? a wite and five daughters to
mourn their 1 es.
-Dr. J. D. Wilder of Washington,
D. C, was in the city this week, the
guest of Mr. I. J. Miller. He was much
pleased with Richmond.
Mr. James C. Farley, our popular
photographer, who left the city Friday,
April 29'h, to photograph the inmates
aud buildiugs of the Joseph K. Brick
Industrial and Normal school of
Endfield, N. C, comes back highly
pleased with his trip.
Mr. Farley states that Prof. T. S. In
1 ion i en, the principal,is a man worthy of
study; his school is iu excellent condi
tion, and he seems to be high 1 ? honored
anil respected by all the facul.y and
-Miss Lititia C. Roberts, the popu
lar teacher of the graded school in Cui*
peper, Va., and a special friend of one
of our prominent bankers will be in the
city next week visiting friends.
-Mrs. Capt. John G. Smith is very
ill at her residence on 13th ?fe Leigh St.
-Mr. Robert Alexander, of the
Planet staff, notes of having spent a
enjoyable day on a flying trip to Hamp?
ton and Phoebus, last Sunday.
MURDER STIRS MAHANOY CITY
Killing of Philadelphia Girl Remain? a
Mahanoy City, Pa., May 4.?The mur?
der of Lillian Humes, the 11-ycar-old
Philadelphia girl, at the Mahanoy City
company's reservoir Monday evening.
has stirred this city and vicinity. Dep?
uty Coroner Dr. George W. R<*ese. ac?
companied by several other physhians,
visit??! tho scene of the tragedy, and
though they v?-ont over the ground in
detail and pliod the family with ques?
tions, little additional light was shed
on the mystery. The double-barreled
shot gun and the empty shells which
It contained. Humos says, belonged to
him. He says he had no knowledge of
Lillian's presence in the house until
he returned from work at 5 o'clock and
found her dead upon the kitchen floor
with the top of her head blown away.
His wife and two children, he says,
were absent from the home also. Noth?
ing has been heard of the bloody-faced
foreigner seen hurrying from the scene
shortly before the tragedy was discov?
The coroner's inquest will be held
190 Atchlnese Killed.
Amsterdam, May 4.?A dispatch to
the Handelsblad from Batavia. Java,
says that a Dutch column captured tho
Atchinose position at Tjantoe. after a
desperate fight, in which 190 Atchinese
were killed. Tho Dutch casualties
were seven men killed aud five officers
? and 38 men wounded.
Boys Wrecked Cars For Fun.
Harrisburg. Pa., May 3. ? Arthur
Snoddy, 16 years old, and Ivan Hicks
and ?trio MeC?arvey. both aged 17
j years, wore arrested here, chargeil
j with wrecking a number of cars of
the Central Pennsylvania Traction
company, near their homes at.Penn
brook. Two of the boys confessed that
they had their heads filled with dime
novel stories of train wreckers, and
that (hoy spiked the switches and
placed heavy obstructions upon the
tracks "for fun." No serious damage
was done to the cars.
Eighteen Miners Had Narrow Escape.
Hazleton, Pa., May 4?An abandoned
portion of the Harleigh workings, op?
erated by Stauffe.? & Rowe, caved in.
and 18 miners employed In one section
of the slope had a narrow escape from
death. It was at first feared that all
had been killed, but by wading through
piles of culm that had dropped Into
the mine from the surface above, they
emerged safely fron the gangway an
hour after the fall occurred. Several
thousand people were gathered at the
mouth of the slope until the men
reached the top.
Killed By Batted Ball.
Baltimore, Md., May 2.?Frank J.
Duncan, 20 years old. was hit by a
batted ball in an amateur ball game,
and died in a hospital several hours
IN BIG BATTLE
ON THE YALU
Lost at Least I rom 3000 to 4000
Killed; Japs Loss 798.
ANTUING REPORTED BURNED
Japs Captured 28 Quick Fire Gane,
30 Officers and 300 Men.
TOGO ATTACKS PORT ARTHUR
Eight Fireships and Two Torpedo
Boats Sunk in Desperate Effort to
Block the Harbor?Russian Forte
and Guardships Poured a Rain of
Shells Into Bottling Fleet and Sent
Them Down?Japs Pursued Enemy
After Battle on the Yalu?*? ? ?
chwang Reported Crptured.
St. Petersburg, May 4.?In a :
received by th<* emperor ?rum QSOOCOl
Kuropatkin. under yesterday's date, it
is stated tOOl ;ii hast 3000 to 4000 *ji??U
were killed in the Valu river fight.
? "??neial RttlOPOl Kin's reyoit 01 a?
"General Zassalitch's report on the
fight of May 1 says that tbe battle wm?
fought under tOO following cir.'um
" 'The 12th and ?id +ret;iments and
the 8? '. third n?tt?>rles of the
sixth brigade of artillery were engaged
Kir or cou.NTKY thhocoh which iA.r
?.???? ARK ADV am ?M.
in the battle, which began with ?SOW??
cannonading of our right flank by
siege guns at Wiju and field batterle?
In the distance.
? 'After a lull the fighting *'?* re?
sumed with extraordinary violence
against the left flank of our main posi?
tion at Tureachen and our position at
Potietineky. A fusillade was aleo be?
gun by small parties of Japanese aerose
the Ai river. The situation of the de?
fenders' position became increasingly
difficult, especially at Potietinahy,
which was bombarded on tbe front *nd
on both flanks.
" 'Thirty Japanese guns were pitt??d
against our battery at Po'.ietinsky.
which, after having silenetd the >n
emy's mountain batto r |ire?ct<td us
fire on the Japanese i- >: -try an ? i\is
tained few losses so long a? it wa ? int
obliged to take up another position jw
ing to the withdrawal of our infantry
from the bank.
" 'The Japanese under our fire made
continual bayonot attaiks on our
troops. Japanese bodies lay in heaps
at the river fords.
"'Simultaneously with the atta -k si
Potietinsky an atta? k was htSOSJ BOOS
on our left flank at Turonchen, ami the
Russian tren? hos had to be aband?>ned
under the Japaneso enfilading fire ()ur
reserves several times mingled with the
first line, thus enabling it for a long
time to maintain its position.
'"Finally all of the supports' v^re
brought up into tho firing line, but ow?
ing to the groat distami from our main
reserves it was impossible for them to
reach the advanced force in timo, and
our men retired from the principal po?
sition to another position in the rear
of Turonchen, followed by the concen?
trated fire of the Japanese, who could
not make up their minds to deseen?!
from the crest thoy occupied and face
the fire of our batteries at Poulemetts.
Thoy dug fresh trenches and opened a
heavy artillery fire on our new position
and bogan to turn bur loft flank toward
" 'Two battalions of the 11th regi?
ment and tho third battery of the third
brigade of artillery belonging to the
main reserve were ordered to Lao-Fn:i
Hou. Thoy occupied a po/ition with a
double firing lino, thus pen:,::?;:.;:
advanced line, which hod toff? red
ily, and our wound? ?1 to retire,
"'A battalion of tho 11th r?gissent,
both flanks of which were repeatedly
turned by th? enemy, advanced with
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