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Before You Buy or Sell
any Kind of
Real Estate, or Business,
Write us your wants.
J. V. Garlinoton & Co.,
Laurens, S> C.
NEW GARDEN SEED.
We Mean Every
Seed New. Not
one seed carried
from last year.
PALMETTO DRUG CO.
Laurens, S. C.
LAURENS, S O.. WEDNESDAY APRIL 12. 190S.
Engaged by Ladies of the
MK. BOWMAN TO SING.
Two Accomplished Singers, a Violinist
and Pianoist, will Qive a Most
Mr. L. A. Bowman of Chicago will
sing at the Opera House on the eve
ning of the 25th of April at a concert
to be given by the ladies, of the Epis
copal Church. This will be welcome
news to all who heard Mr. Bowman's
beautiful voice when he sang at the
Baptist and Presbyterian Churches
three weeks ago.
Mr. Bowman, it will be recalled, came
South with the Company which was
giving the reproduction of the old
Morality play, "Everyman" and ap
peared in the role of "Good Fellow
ship. He has for several weeks past
been engaged to sing at the First Bap
tist and Episcopal Churches in Spar?
tanburg but at the close of the special
services, now being held in that city,
he will come to Laurens as the guest
of Mr. Luther Hoper.
Mr. Bowman has a wonderful voice
and the opportunity to hear him is great
good fortune. He will sing next sen
son in grand opera in New Yoi-k.
Mrs. W. E. Lucas will have charge
of the program, a guarantee of course
of its musical excellence and Miss Clif
ford of Union, an accomplished violin
ist has kindly consented to play. Miss
Clifford has studied violin with the best
teachers in the North and is very tal
The price of admission will be 50
cents for grown people, 25 cents for
To Meet With Chestnut Ridge.
The Union Meeting of the Second and
Third Divisions of Laurens Association
will meet with Chestnut Hidge Baptist
Church, Friday before 5th Sabbath in
April, being the 28th. The following is
11 a. m. Introductory sermon by
Rev. J. D. Pitts; alternate, I. E. Mc
I. 30 p. m. I. The Sabbath?blessings
from its observance, woes from its dese
cration. Isaiah 28:13-14; C. B. Bobo,
A. H. Martin, J. W. Nash.
II. Parable of the Talents. Mat
thew 25:14-30. H. H. Mahon, Thos.
Langston, M. C. Compton.
10 a. m. Prayer and praise service,
conducted by C. B. Bobo.
10.45. Discussion of the following:
III. How are the works of God made
manifest in a human being? John 9:3;
J. C. Hill, B. P. Estes, J. D. Pitts.
IV. The best methods of saving the
lost. Capt. John Moore, I. E. McDa
vid, J. O. Martin.
V. What are the present perils to
our Church? John M. Hudgens, J. A.
Martin, C. H. Roper. Second. And
how may they be averted? Ross
Blakely, L. H. Roper, M. C. Compton.
10 a. m. Addresses by C. B. Bobo
and C. H. Roper. Sermon by P. B.
Estes; alternate, J. O. Martin.
Brethren, come to the Union Meet
ing. You will never regret it. Come
to take part in all the meetings. Pray
for and expect a gracious revival and
you will return to your homes with
The entire public is cordially and af
E. C. Watson,
RHEUMATIC PAINS QUICKLY RE
The excruciating pains characteristic
of rheumatism and sciatica are quickly
relieved by applying Chamberlain's
Pain Balm. The great pain relieving
power of the liniment has been the
surprise and delight of thousands of
sufferers. The quick relief from pain
which its affords is alone worth many
times its cost. For sale by Laurens
Drug Co. and Dr. B. F. Posey.
Faultless shirts fit-see Copeland.
Sick and no one to send for medicine?
We have just received another ship
ment of Graphones and Records, there
in nothing better for entertaining your
Family and Friends with, than one of
these Machines and good selection of
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Suits made to order at Copeland's.
Value is what, you get at Davis, Roper
& Co. 's.
If you hear anyone say "medicine"
or "prescription send him to Dodson.
Get your Easter Tic at Copcland's.
See our $1.00 value in Ladies' and
Gents' Umbrellas. Davis, Roper & Co.
We have on our Ten Cents Counter
Artick-H that you would have to pay 15,
20 and 25 cents for any where else.
S. M. & E. II. Wilkes & Co.
See Davis, Roper & Comany'a adver
tisement this week.
Made of the best quality of Material,
Baking is perfect and does not consume
very much wood is what you get when
you buy a Bucks Cooking Stove from.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Straw Hats for Easter at Copcland's.
Don't forget that Easter loses its
charm for the little folks if they have
no colored eggs. You will find a great
variety of colors and tints at Dodson's.
We can supply you with plain earthen
Flower Pots in 1-2, 1, 2, 3 and 4 gallon
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
PERSONAL AND OTHERWISE.
Mr. Nat Bolt of Greenville was in
the city on Monday.
Prof. E. R. Aycoek of Clinton, was
in the city on Saturday.
Mr. M. A. Summorel of Belviow,
was in the city on Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Workman of
Clinton, were in the city on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Drunimond of
Lanford were in the city on Wednesday.
Messrs. Ducket Young and Rob Crisp
of Cross Hill were in the city last week.
Mrs. Wheeler of Greenville is on a
visit to her sister Mrs. J, H. Sullivan.
Messrs. M. T. Simpson and Jack Ma
thews of Cross Hill were in the city last
Miss Grace Simmons is on a visit to
her uncle Mr. Joe Simmons of Green
Mrs. Oscar Babb has returned from
a visit to her mother, Mrs. B. C. Hart
Clinton will play Laurens on the 14th
instead of Cross Hill, as reported in
last week's issue.
Mrs. W. B. Owens and Miss Ellenc
McCaslan of Clinton were in the city
shopping last week.
Among the visitors to Laurens on Sat
urday were Mrs. J. E. Hendrix and Mrs.
S. L. Crisp of Cross Hill.
Miss Katharine Ball of Charleston is
expected in the city tomorrow to visit
her Grandmother, Mrs. B. W. Ball.
The Euchre Club held one of its most
delightful meetings at the home of Miss
Tallulah Cainc on last Thursday after
Mi\ J. Y. Garlington returned from
Baltimore on Monday, accompanied by
Mrs. Garlington and his mother Mrs. S.
Judge R. C. Watts stopped over for
a day or two in the city on his way
home from Greenwood where he held
Court last week.
Drs. Ferguson, Teaguc, Hughes,
Dial, Shayer and Christopher will leave
to-day to attend the State Medical As
sociation now in session at Greenville.
Mr. J. P. Dillard of Tylersville, was
in the city on Friday. Mr. Dillard has
not entirely recovered from the fall he
got during the snow in February but is
Mr. R. L. Walker and daughter Miss
Mary Sue, of Enoree spent Sunday in
Laurens. Miss Jessie Hix drove back
with them to Enoree but returned to
the city on Monday.
Rev. Mr. McLecs at Presbyterian Church.
Rev. R. G. McLees, evangelist of the
Synod of South Carolina, is conducting
revival seiwices at the First Presbyte
rian Church. Services are held at four
o'clock in the afternoon and 8:15 in the
evening. Mr. McLees is a very at
tractive speaker, and has a forcible
manner of presenting the truth. This
opportunity to hear him should not be
allowed to pass._
Entertain the Veterans.
We have observed that the local Chap
ters of the Daughters of the Con fed
racy in several of the small cities of S.
C. are arranging to entertain the Vete
rans on "Memorial Day". This was
done in a small way by the ladies of
Laurens last May, and they expect to
make it a much more elaborate affair
this year. It would be a pleasant tri
bute to the Veterans if this should be
come a custom in every county in the
Laurens Expense Account.
The annual statement of the city of
Laurens, prepared by that "Watch
Dog" of the city treasury, Clerk L. G.
Balle and published in last week's
Advertitser, shows that the city has
grown considerably in both income and
An item of expense which struck
The Advertiser with peculiar
force was "Stationery $0.90" and yet
there were $51.728.12 dispersements. In
this day and generation can any town
or firm match it? Hurah for Mr. Balle!
He don't wast the city's money.
SERIOUS STOMACH TROUBLE
I was troubled with a distress in my
stomach, sour stomach and vomiting
spells, and can truthfully say that
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tab
lets cured me.--Mrs. T. Y. Williams,
Laingsburg, Mich. These tablets arc
guaranteed to cure every case of stom
ach trouble of this character. For sale
by Laurens Drug Co. and Dr. B. F.
Tent Meeting Closes.
The tent meeting which is being con
ducted by the Rev. IL C. Morrison will
close to-day. Much interest is being
manifested and the meeting is a great
The lollowing ministers have been in
attendance on the meeting;. Revs. J.
M. Pike of Columbia, P. M. B. Kinard
of Greenwood Co., I). R. Brown of
Spartanburg Co., D. Pet Boyd of Foun
tain Inn, Fletcher Anderson of Gray
Court, J. A. Martin of Cross Hill, Rev.
Hopper of Maridian, Miss., and Rev
N. J. Holmes.
There are few diseases that inflict
more torture than rheumatism and there
is probably no disease for which Buch a
varied ana useless lot of remedies have
been suggested. To say that it can be
cured, is, therefore, a bold statement
to make, hut Chamberlain's Pain Balm,
which enjoys an extensive sale, has
met with great success in the treat
ment of this disease. One application
of Pain Balm will relieve the pain, and
hundreds of sufferers have testified to
!>ermanent cures by its use. Why auf?
'.er when Pain Palm affords such quick
relief and costs but a trifle. Forsaic by
Laurens Drug Co. and Dr. B. F. Posey.
Mr. Recd Miller Visits Laurens.
Under the management of the King's
Daughters Mr. Reed Miller of New
York sang at the Opera house last Wed
nesday evening. Mr. Miller was wel
comed by an audience of old friends. He
is an artist and sings tenor deliciously.
Miss Lillie Strickland of Anderson who
played his accompaniments and gave
some beautiful selections on the piano
of her own composition, is a cousin of
Mr. Miller. She is very talented and
as charming as talented. While in the
city she was the guest of Mrs. W. E.
After the concert the German Club
gave an informal dance at Fowler's
hall, which was a sort of reunion of old
chums in honor of Mr. Miller, who was
once a Laurens Graded School boy.
The New York Salvage Company of
fered prizes for efficient service, to its
sales people during the Hub Sale.
The prizes for the first week were
won by Mrs. Gritton, Misses Avie Ma
haffey, Beta Meredith and Clara
Lisbon, April 10th - Mr. A. R.
Holmes has returned from Presbytery
Mrs. Hattie Tcague and Mrs. Eloisc
Shell of Laurens arc visiting the family
of Mr. R. T. Dunlap, near Mount
Rev. Mr. Bradley preached a splen
did sermon last Sunday at Lisbon. His
sermons are always interesting and in
structive and all that go to hear him
arc very much pleased.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hudgcns of
Laurens are visiting Mrs. Hudgens'
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Wright.
There will be some cotton seed
planted this week. Wheat, oats, rye
and barley are looking fairly well.?
Gardens and other farm work are go
ing right ahead. Fruit safe so far.
Now is the time to buy your Easter
suit; no trouble to find what you want
if you come here. You must see our
$10 suit, it is the talk of the people.
J. E. Minter & Bro.
Mr. Editor. After a long absence,
we will try and give the readers of the
dear old Advertiser a few dots from
If the weather continues fair a few
more days, the farmers will be ready
to plant cotton seed in our section, some
corn is being planted.
The small grain crop looks very prom
ising at present, but is in need of a
Fruit also looks very promising, and
we trust we will have an abundant
Uncle John Burdette, aged 88 gave
your city a short visit not long since;
we are glad to report that he is enjoy
ing better health now but he has been
in very feeble health for some time.
Miss Jennie Heliums is now at home
having just finished teaching a succes
ful school near Whitmire.
Mr. Jno. C. Godfrey, who had his leg
broken by some lumber falling on him
several days ago is improving.
Mr. Geo. E. Putman seems to be all
smiles now. "It's a girl."
Miss Ida Curry left for Greenville
last week, where she has accepted a
position in a millinery department in
Mrs. John Robertson who has been
sick for some time is now convalescent.
Miss Octavia Hellams is now at Wil
son N. C. after an extended trip to
Washington, Baltimore and other North
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Godfrey of Green
ville are visiting friends and relatives
in our vicinity.
Mr. John Curry and wife paid friends
and relatives in Fountain Inn a visit
not long since.
"Madam Rumor" says there will be
Wedding Bells here ringing ere long.
Mr. J. H. Curry and son Arthur paid
your city a business trip Saturday.
Miss May Hellams left last Saturday
to teach music for a few weeks in the
Mr. P. H. Willis of Alma vicinity was
here on business one day last week.
Don't forget to go to the Polls and
vote next Tuesday April 11th.
Eczema, scald head, hives, itchiness
of the skin of any sort, instantly re
lieved, permanently cured. Doan's
Ointment. At any drug store.
Letter Prom Clemson.
In reference to the report of the in
creased use of fertilizers, President
Smith received the following from H.
M. Stackhouse, secretary of the fer
tilizer department, Clemson Agricul
tural College, who has charge of the
tag department. This letter is in re
sponse to the inquiry made by him, in
reference to the large sale of tags.
"Clemson Collego, S. C.
March 23, 1905.
Hon, E. D. Smith,
Magnolia, S. C.
Dear Sir: I see interviews with you
in the papers as to the amount of the
tag tax along the line of your 'phono
conversation in Columbia a few days
ago, but the lino was busy at the time,
and your voice very indistinct, was not
sure I heard you correctly, and only
press of work has hindered this writing
"earlier. Am getting frequent inquiries
from boards of trade, chambers of com
merce, etc., of other states as to the
amount, but did not answer as I believ
ed it for speculative purposes. How
ever, the news men get reports from
State treasurer and incorrect reports
sometimes get in the newspapers.
The amount, however is not less than
Stated and about the same as last year;
we think at least $10,000 of this comes
from increased sales for cotton seed
meal, which for "stock food" pays the
tax this season for the first time. Then
the salesmen and manufacturers of fer
tilizers say that anticipating orders,
they supply themselves with tags,
knowing that if not needed they can be
cdeemed after Nov. 1st, and they ad
mit aggregate sales to date considera
bly less than last year. So you correctly
say that these sales are not reliable in
dication of the amount of fertilizers
really used any given season. In the
effort to reduce cotton crop, which
means so much for the South, I should
be sorry to think the farmers would not
"stand pat" on it or let narrow selfish
considerations of supposed present gain
wreck their own and best interests of
entire country for years to come.
Yours very truly,
H. M. Stackhouse."
A lazy liver makes a lazy man. Bur
dock Blood Bitters is the natural, never
failing remedy for a lazy liver.
Ora News Items.
Ora, S. C., April 8, 1905.-Mr. and
Mrs. L. P. Blakely arc the proud par
ents of a fine daughter.
Mr. Niles A. Craig of Greenwood,
made a short visit to his mother, Mrs.
Jane Craig last week.
Miss Frances Moffatt the assistant
teacher of the Ora Accademy, came
home from Greenville Monday, where
she had been spending a few days.
While the fine weather lasted "fish
ing" was a popular sport. The school
children "ran away" upon a fishing
expedition to Warrior Creek Monday
as the first day of April was not a school
day. They are beginig to prepare for
the closing exercises of school.
Our farmers have been extremely
busy for the past month, some of them
ploughing not only horses and mules
Dr. and Mrs. S. F. Blakely were in
Occasionally the quiet people of Ora
are startled by the shrill whistle of Mr.
Mack Blakely's engine announcing that
there is some cotton to gin.
Captain and Miss Lizzie McClintock
were in Laurens Thursday.
A good deal of excitement was caused
by the apparance of a mad dog in town
early Thursday morning, several dogs
were bitten before the dangerous brute
was killed, our thanks arc due to Master
Hall Fleming and a colored man for
Miss Rosa Bailey of Clinton, is the
guest of Mrs. Samuel Fleming.
A goodly number of our inhabitants
attended service at Warrior Creek
Church last Fourth Sunday, as Rev. B.
H. Grier was in Abbeville. He and his
little daughter visited Due West while
he was away.
Communion services will be conducted
in the Presbyterian Church to-morrow
by the Pastor, Rev. B. P. Reid. There
will be no service in the A. R. P. Church
as Rev. B. H. Grier is in Dorraville,
Ga., attending the meeting of the Sec
ond Presbyterry of the Associate Re
The past week has been splendid for
the Dub's big sale, cool and no dust and
plenty of goods. From the crowds of
people who attended it would seem as
if nothing would be left for the second
week but there is just the same.
DAVIS, ROPER & CO.
Every day is a Busy Day with Us
The past week has been the biggest week we have ever had in April. This
means something. People are not in the habit of spending their money
where they do not get value. Sometimes they are fooled, but you can't fool
them all the time, and if you could have seen the crowds that visited our
store the past week, you would see and know that we have what the people
want and at the right prices. Below we offer some more values this week
Extreme in Clothing
Meet Economy and Luxury.
Foil the the sntisfactory and economical outfitting of men we
offer certain inducements which never fail to be appreciated by
those who understand them
ONE of these inducements is originality in
Style, Fabric and every other essential of a
gentleman's attire?Not the Originality that
trespasses in the slightest upon Good Taste
or Correct style, but that which rather illus
trates and emphasizes both.
That the cost of this Clothing is so much less than the
best custom tailor's is only an incident-created through the
talent and energy of the 3000 skilled tailors concentrated in the
SCHLOSS BROS. & COMPANY,
of Baltimore and New York.
THE GREAT CLOTHES MAKERS.
Those are craftsmen worthy of their craft and if you are
as particular about your clothes as they are in making them
?you will always wear such clothes as bear their LABEL, a
sure sign of the best made.
Don't Fail to See These Specials Before
Everett classic ginghams, worth 8 to 10 cents, now .05
Blue and brown apron ginghams, worth 5 cents, now .03
Extra good yard-wide bleaching, worth 7 1-2 cts, now ,05
Fine yard-wide percal, worth 8 to 10 cents, now .05
Satin taffeta ribbon, worth 25 cents, now ...
20-inch Japanese silk, now. .29
36-inch guaranteed taffeta silk, worth $1.00, now .89
36-inch guaranteed taffeta silk, worth $1.26, now - $1.00
f)0 doz. Ladies' pure linen handkerchiefs, worth 16c. .10
Regular $1.25 extra size white quilts, now - $1.00
Extra fine printed muslin, now - - .05
Lots of Values not mentioned in this List
All of the City and County are Invited
DAVIS, ROPER & COMPANY
Trolley Cars for Laurens.
Mr. Thomas P. Barrett of New York
was in the city on Thursday with Mr.
J. F. Jacobs of Clinton. Mr. Barrett
represents a large Trolley Construction
Company and is going over the pro
posed line which is being agitated by
Mr. Jacobs and which is to incorporate
Clinton, Laurens, Union and Spartan
burg and intermediate towns.
On Wednesday Mr. Barrett went
with Mr. Jacobs over the proposed line
on this side of the Enoree and inspected
the various falls on the river; from
hero they proceeded to Spartanburg,
Union and points on the other side of
Mr. Barrett was taken in charge
while here by Messrs. Richey, Cooper
and Fleming and shown over the city.
He expressed himself as much pleased
by what he saw, and while not dis
posed to talk about his plans it is evi
dent to those who met him that ho
means business and is not hero on a
pleasure trip. Of course he will expect
the co-operation of the people directly
interested along the line, but it is safe
to say that if in his judgment the line
will pay it will be built.
Our Rocky Diet.
All Americans have indigestion. Cer
tain baking powders arc thirty per cent
ground rock. That is what wo eat.
Diseased beef gives us something worse
than indigestion. Even peas have cop
per coloring. Living on poison cannot
strengthen us as a nation. When we
quite realize it, the Senate and our State
Legislatures may be forced to act. It
is agreeable to get on in the world, and
there is more profit in poisoned than in
genuine food. If the Beef Trust ful
filled the laws of hygiene, perhaps it
would be deprived of even that paltry
two per cent. "So long," says Mr.
Ghent, "as gelatine, timothy seed, and
aniline remain at their present low
prices, the supply of red raspberry jam
is likely to be equal to all demands,"
j and he quotes Tennyson aptly:
j "Chalk and alum and plaster are sold to
the poor for bread,
And the spirit of murder works in the
very means of life." i
If all the farms in Ohio had maple
orchards, they probably could not, in
the opinion of the Dairy and Food Com
missioner, supply the so-called maple
sugar sold in that State. Most lemon
extracts are made from coal-tar dyes.
Butter is made over, into temporary
salability, from what the Ohio reports
call "stale, rancid, dirty and unsalable
butter in various degrees of putrefac
tion." Not one sample out of fifty an
alyzed in Ohio, in 1899, met the stand
ard bulter tests. Poisoned drugs are
administered at the bedside. Adulter
ated milk funishes the youthful body
strength. At the annual meeting of
the National Consumers League, about
three weeks ago, it was pointed out
that not only is flour frequently adul
terated, but there arc two mills, one in
Ohio and one in Kansas, which turn
out a certain grade of Indian corn
flour used only to adulterate wheat
flour. Adulteration and poison are a
large part of the sustenance of every
stage of life and every class. How long
shall we endure it? ?Collier's for April.
Hyomei Cures this Common and Dis
Hyomei cures catarrh by the simple
method of breathing it into Iho air pass
ages and lungs. It kills the germs of
the catarrhal poison, heals and soothes
the irritated mucous membrane, enters
the blood with the oxygen and kills the
germs present there, effectually driving
this disease from the system.
If you have any of the following
symptoms, catarrahal germs are at
work somewhere in the mucous mem
brane of the nose, throat, bronchial
tubes or tissues of the throat:
Offensive breath, drynessof thenose,
pain across the eyes, pain in back of
the head, tendency to take cold, burn
ing pain in the throat, hawking to clear
the throat, pain in the chest, a cough,
stitch in side, losing of flesh, variable
in appetite, low spirited at times, rais
ing of frothy mucous, expectorating
yellow matter, difficulty in breathing,
frequently sneezing, huskiness of voice,
discharge from the nose, stoppage of
the nof.O at night, aching of the body,
droppings in the throat, mouth open
while sleeping, tickling hack of the
palate, formation of crusts in the nose,
dryness of the throat in the morning,
loss of strength, spasms of coughing,
cough short and hacking, cough worse
nights and morning, loss of vital Tone,
a feeling of tightness across the upper
part of the chest.
Hyomei will cure the disease, destroy
activity of >ll germ life in the respira
tory organs, enrich and purify (he blood
with additional ozone, and after a few
days use of this treatment the majority
of these symptoms will have disappeared
in a few weeks the cure will bo com
Catarrh or catarrhal colds cannot
exist when Hyomei is vised. This is a
Strong statement, but Laurens Drug
Co. emphasize it by agreeing to refund
your money if Hyomei does not cure.
Supervisors Qiiarlcly Report.
The following is the report of the
Supervisor of Laurens Countv for tho
Quarter Ending March .".1st. 1905.
Auditor $:",.?. 07
County Com'era and clerk 325.00
County Board of Equalization 268.00
Clerk of Court 100.00
Magistrate and Constables 407. II
Poor Homo and Poor .".">('> 05
Roads and Bridges 818.51
liooks. Stationery, Printing 188.00
Court Expenses Jan. Term 938.50
Commutation Road Tax [54.81
H, B. Humbert.
Supervisor, L. C.
J. D. Mock, Clerk.
April 10th 1905,
8o?rs tho lhe K'n(l You JJ22 A,w,1'fS Bo#l
Russian Admiral Out Wits
Much Speculation as (o (he Probable
Outcome of Rojestvensky's
Within the last few clays the war sit
uation in the Far Fast has bacome
more interesting. Just when the world
was speculating as to how the Russian
Fleet would ever roach Eastern waters
and trying to pick a route for Admiral
Rojestvensky, that gentleman much to
the surprise of everybody and more
particularly to the Japaneso, slips
through the Straits of Malacca and is
into the China Sea.
This was the shortest and most di
rect route to take but for that very
reason the Japanese failed to guard the
"There is reason to believe that Vice
Admiral Rojestvensky's entrance into
the China Sea has been followed by or
ders for the cruisers Gromohoi, Rossia
and Bogatyr, which have been ready
for some time at Vladivostok, to put to
sea. Whether it is the intention to send
them south immediately or to hold them
in the vicinity of Vladivostok is not
known. Their appearance outside the
roadstead of Vladivostok would consti
tute a potential threat against Admiral
Togo's rear, which will compel the re
tention in or despatch of a number of
heavy lighting ships to Japanese wa
ter's. Thus Admiral Toga seems to be
virtually placed between two fires.
The peace influences in the Govern
ment urge that this favorable strategic
position presents the psychological mo
ment for offering officially the olive
branch to Japan, reasoning that no
matter how confident the Japanese
Government may be of Admiral Toga's
victory, it will not overlook the possi
bility of defeat or fail to appreciate the
Complete disaster which would follow
the transfer of the mastery of the sea
to Russia. With so much depending
upon the issue, they argue, both coun
tries have mutual interests in avoiding
an actual test, and it is not impossible,
therefore, that a new movement in the
direction of peace may come, just as
the world expects to hear the call to
quarters for the greatest naval battle
of modern times. Certainly the spirits
of the war party have been greatly
raised by Rojestvensky's success in
penetrating to the China Sea; and the
prospects of a naval battle, even with
the odds against a Russian victory
which would change the entire com
plexion of the situation, has aroused
something like a flash of enthusiasm in
many Russian breasts.
Some naval officers express the opin
ion that Rojestvensky, having now
safely navigated the straits, instead of
sailing north to meet the Japanese can
afford to calmly await Vice Admiral
NebogatotV with his division of the:
squadron, who could arrive there in
Tno Russian admiralty on Sunday re
ceived a long dispatch from Singapore,
but no intimation as to its contents has
been given to the newspapers. The pa
pers on Sunday morning printed Singa
pore dispatches without comment, tho
Sviet being the only exception. This
paper views the news from Rojestven
sky as an auspicious prelude to a de
cisive battle, "which may show that
over Rojestvensky still shines the hap
py star which helped him, when a lieu
tenant, to save the fragile Vesta in an
unequal conflict with a Turkish battle
The Sviet expresses the hope that
Rojestvensky is destined to turn the
tables, and that even in case of defeat,
some of his vessels will he able to
break through and reach the Japanese
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