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ras SUMTES WATCHMAN, Xstablithed April, 1850* "Be Just and Fear not-Let all the Ends thou Aims't at be thy Country's thy God's and Truth's. THE TRUE SOUTHRON, Established jn_e. sse
Cosolidated Aug. 2,1881. SUMTER. S. C.. WEDNESDAY. (SEPTEMBER 14, 1904. New Series-Vol. XXIV. Sn: 8
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OMIT ? TEH IR1I0? 8B0P.
Hester's Report Shows That Cot?
ton Crt^? of1993-04 Aggregates
bat i9,91f,374 Ba?es.
New Orleans, La., Sept. 6.-Secre?
tary -tester's annual report was issued
in full today. He puts the cotton crop
of 1903-4 at 10,011,374 bales, a de?
crease of 716,185 under that of 1902-3.
He says that compared with last year
in round figures, Texas, including
Indian Territory, has increased 45,
000 bales. The group known'as other
Suif States, consisting of Louisiana,
Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Ok?
lahoma, Utan and Kansas has lost
.430,<%T0, and the group of atlantic
States, Alabama, Georgia, Florida,
North Carolina, South Carolina, Ken?
tucky and Virginia has fallen off 332,"
Mr. Hester's report on the cotton
crop of the different States is given as
follows in thousands of bales :
Alabama 1,000, against l,O50 last
year. ?1 f
Arknsas 705, against 1,000.
Georiga 1,325, against 1,470.
Florida 55, against 55.
Louisiana 824, against 824.
Mississippi 1,387, against 1,404.
North'Carolina 583, against 575.
South Carolina 825, against 950.
Tennessee, etc, 451, against 509.
Texas and Indian Territory 2,876,
Total crop 10,011, against 10,728.
He makes the actual production of
Indian Territory 266.555 bales, against
369,251 last year ; of Oklahoma 177,057,
against 166,000 last year, and of Mis?
souri 34,367, against 35,906 last year,
the two last being, included under the
head of Tennessee, etc.
T He puts the average commercial
value of che\ crop at 361.38, again?
$44.52 last year, and the total value
the crop at S6r?501,548, against $480, .
770*282 last year.
In reference to the total value Mr.
Hester says that while the crop
smaller bj seven hundred and ?d
thousand bales than last year and
less by 1,263,000 bales than the ero
of 189S-&9 which was the largesgt eve
marketed, it has brought a bette
return in money values than any eve
produced in the South.
Referring to the increase in valu
over last year be gives details as to
- prices, showing that while the lowest
; range of last season was from
tember to January inclusive, this yea?
the highest range of values was dur?
ing the period of marketing the bul'
cf the crop and the result was
fanners obtained more of the advan?
tage af the rise instead of its coming
as sana! after the cotton had p:
out of their lhasas. In other wc
ike re mete marketed up to January 31
of this year an round figurres 8,010,000
' which soid for $447,710,000, while up
to the same period last season the
aaonit mrfceted was .7;9S5,000 which
brought $336^665,000, a difference cf
enly 25,<3Q? ?ales and an increase in
the affiottsi recieved of over $138,000,
Forher.reiexring to crop values, Mr.
Hester ?sys that when rt ie considered
that the eoofei&ed values of the past
three crops, resulted in .payment to
farmers, co cn se os carriers, merchants
and other handlers of o per .?3-536,000,
000, their importance as a great factor,
ia the prosperity of fcae South and of
the ec eire country may be fnl?y appre?
The consumption has beea divided
as follows -
Alabama 212,398, increase of 394.
Arkansas L.444, decrease of i,_7L
Georgia 419,761, decrease of 6,138.
Kentucky 20,341, decrease of 1,029.
j Louisiana 16,121, decrease of 1^82.
Mississippi 31,84, decrease of 6,157.
Missouri 4,341, decrease of 382.
North Carolina 530,814, decrease of
South Carolina 563,980., decrease of
Tennessee 4,773, decrease of 2,773.
Texas 16,736, decrease of 6,871.
Virginia 56,939, increase of 14, 89L
Total consumption of the Sooth
1,919,252, a decrease under last yeaf
of 81,477. ________
Wheo troubled with constipation try
Ch^a?tx-r?ain's Stomach aod Liver Tablets.
They are eapy to take and produce no
grrpJUfc* ur other unpleasant effect. For
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Montgomery, West Va., Sept 7.
Wade Hillstein, a passenger on the
Cheseapeake and Ohio train yesterday
shot and killed Frank Howard, a ne?
gro, because the latter entered the
train at Paint Creek and took a seat
beside him. Hiilstein leaped Trom
the rapidly moving train and made
h s escape.
For Infests and Childi sn.
flt KM Yta 8a?i Always B&agot
SAID 18 SE GENERAL.
Report From Florida of Many in
Existence-Five Located in
Tallahassee, Fla., Sept. 6.-Since
Saturday night's trouble it has been
learned that there are five "Beforeday
clubs'' in Leon county. While it is
said these clubs were organized last
Christmas there are a number of ? per?
sons who will make affidavits to the
effect .that these clubs have been known
! in Leon county for the past three
It*is asserted^that -about three years
ago* a negro appeared in Richmond,
Va., (many averring that he came di?
rect from Wsbington city),- who made
; an incendiary speech advising mem?
bers of his race to do all manner of
1 mean things. He^ad vised the organ
I ization of the "Beforeday club." This
organization bas become national in
! its character.. The clubs in this
I county are located at Tallahassee,
Lake Hall, Lake Jackson, Dawkins
Pond and the Meridian neighborhood.
Many of the best negroes of the coun?
ty have refused to become members
and are not in sympathy with such an
It is firmly believed here that Mr.
Epps was a victim of this organiza?
tion, and many of the people in this
section are nervous and excited, but
there are numbers of men in Leen
county who are brave and determined,
and who are prepared to meet and
settle this issue squarely.
DISASTROUS WRECK IN MISSOURI.
v I i
Nine Killed and More Than Fifty
Wounded on Wabash Road.
j Warren ton, Mo., Sept. 7.-It devel
! ODS that in the wreck yesterday on the
j Wabash railway more people were kill
I ed and injured than at first expected.
I Officials of the company this morning
^announced that nine passengers were
! killed, while the list of injured will
j reach fifty. The wrcek was caused by
the east bound passenger train jump?
ing the track. The dining car being
thrown to\ the left and the day coach
down a steep embankment forty feet.
Under the debris passengers were
pinioned for hours pitifully appealing
for help. As fast as possibe passengers
were ?ken to Warrenton and cared
for. The train is said to have been
running sixty-five miles an hour.
Over-Sea Markets for Cotton
Consul-General Skinner writes from
Marseilles that he believes American
trade in cotton goods may he greatly
extended throughout the Mediterra?
nean,Red sea and Persian gulf regions.
Although the American cotton trade
in these markets is now considerable,
many of the consuming regions are
not reached at all, and the business is
limited elsewhere to the operation of
a few highly favored houses, whose
buyers have established themselves in
New York. The general attitude of
the American cotton manufacturers
and their selling agents has been un?
favorable to the development of the
export trade, because of their insist?
ence that their goods be purchased in
the United States through exporting
brokers, who attend to all the details
of shipping and of exchange. In
short, American cotton manufacturers
do not seem to be organized to do bus?
iness directly in the consuming mark?
ets; they employ no foreign agents,
and they have at various times dis?
couraged possible buyers abroad who
have initiated correspondence in the
hope of obtaining cotton for export
in the United States. The inevitable
cons?quence of this situation ie that,
a?ide from a Red sea trade in un?
bleached cotton sheetings, oar ex?
ports to the regions meutioned are ex?
ceedingly limited. German and Ital?
ian commercial travelers seek the con?
suming markets, satisfying them to a
considerable extent, and in many
cases the large baying houses have
agencies in Manchester, where their
requirements are catered to by Brit
ifi;h manufacturers. A few important
firms buy in New York what they can?
not obtain in Manchester, and their
<iemands constitute our export trade
ist the near east. Thus it would seem
aw if trade could only be developed by
being on the ground and personally
-MB? -4B??- --
. Race for Governor in 1906.
Candidates for governor in 1906 will
soon beat work, and there are plentv
of tl?em. Lieut. Gov. John T. Sloan
of Columbia and Speaker M. L. Smith
of Camden are almost certain entries,
as is M. F. Ansel of Greenville, who
made such a fine ran two years ago
and won fronds all over the State
more friends than votess because many
people who liked the man were
pledged to some other candidate. As
other probable candidates in 1906 may
also be mentioned Mayor R. G. Rhfitt
of Charleston and F. H. Hyatt of Co?
In Praise of C^^berlain^ Col?
ic, Oholera an?r Diarrhoea
"Allow me to give von a few wo<-d* in
praise of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and i iarrhoea Remedy.'' says Mr. John
Hamlett. of Eagle Psss, Texas. "1 suffered
one week with bowel tron?le and too* all
kinds of medicine without cettiu,: ?ny re?
lief, *hen uay friend. Mr. C. JVsha*on, a
merchant here, advised me tu take this
r*m?-dy. After taking one dose I felt
greatly relieved and when I had taken the
third due* was entirely cared. I think
you from the bottom of m> heart for pot?
ting thi* great remedy iu rbe hand* of
mankind " For sale by China'* drag
i DEMOCRATIC EDITORS AT ESOPUS.
Judge Parker Compares Demo?
cratic Economy and Honesty
With Republican Extrava?
gance and Corruption.
Esopu?, Sept. S. -Tho steamer St.
John, bearing aboard the contingent
of Democratic editors drew np along
side the Rosemount dock at^ll :20 this
morning. All were enthusiastic and
bent upon exhibiting their devotion
to the Democratic ticket. They cheer?
ed the candidate lustily while the sea?
men were making fast to the dock.
The trip from New York was une?
ventful. There were six hundred in
the party. The committee, and editors
inspired by the "Star Spangled Ban?
ner," rendered by the band, climbed
the hill to Judge Parker's house.
Judge Parker raet~them at the piazza
j and after a general handshaking the
Darty stepped out on the lawn *and
Charles W. Knapp, of the Sr. Louis
Republic spoke for half an hour.
When Mr. Knapp concluded Judge
Pakrer stepped to the edge of the
piazza and was greeted by tumultous
Mr. Knapp's address consisted most?
ly of a eulogy of Judge Parker and
assurances that he would have the
strongest support of all the editor's
present. The speaker predicted a
sweeping democratic success in No?
Judge Parker, after expressing his
pleasure in welcoming to Rosemount,
repre36ntativs of the American press
and pointing out the power the news?
paper have said: "There are ques?
tions of great importance to be jiassed
upon by the people in November,
questions that will be your duty, and,
therefore I know your pleasure, as
well, to present honesltly and so
clearly that the people well under?
stand them.'' Continuing he .stated
that he would take up but one feature
of the republican party platform,
namely, That the republicn party had
displayed a high capacity for rule and
government, which had been mace
conspicuous by the incapacity and in?
firmity of purpose of the Democracy.
Judge Parker said, he would just
compare Clevelands administration
with any administration of the Re?
publicans since 1860. Comparision he
said will show that under Democratic
control the administrative purity of
the father's had been observed ic the
conduct of the government that not
one of its departments bad been per?
meated, as of late, with corruption
rivalling the day of the star route !
frauds, that a successful effort had !
been made to check the growth of ex?
penditures, that it resulted in each
instance in cutting down expenses
within the control of the executive
department of government below that
of preceeding administrations. After
1863 the Republicans bad increased
expenses and in some instances so great?
ly as to indicate reckless extravagance
and waste ot the people's money. He
concluded with an appeal for perfect
hnnony in the conduct campaign.
THE FREIGHT RATES CASL
Important Matter te Be Settled
in a Short Time Hew.
Colombia, Sept. 7.-The freight rate
case, wbien has been so kmg pend?
ing, wi?l now be sottied by the rail?
road commission within forty-days.
Today tfee railroad commission noti?
fied the attorneys on both sides that
all arguments must be filed in the
j next thirty days, and that ififteen days
addiriaaal woald be given for farther
written amendments to the ease.
The prospects of the c?se being set?
tled will be a gratifying statement to
every merchant in the State. The
; case has .been .pending for several
mont hiv. aad ir was necessary once to
go over jill of the second day's pro?
The petition calls for a general re?
duction iii many classes of goods in
this State aud claims discrimination
in favor of North Carolina and Vir?
ginia. OB account of the slowness in
filing the arguments and the fact that
Chairman Garris was busy with the
campaign, the case was not decided re?
cently, because time was wanted to
study the matter thoroughly. Mr.
Garris, cowerer, stated this morning
that he wished to settle ap all
matters pending before going out
of office, so that the new mem?
ber would have a clean sheet to
start with. The order filed today will
bring replies at once, and as soon as a
date is fixed within the required time
the case will be decided once for all. ?
Just which way it will b? .is, of:
course, a matter of conjecture, but
the board has several preceden tst to
study up and the argumentts submit
ted will have carefni attention.
The order is as follows: Messrs. Mil?
ler & Wbaley, Attorneys, Charleston,
S. C.-Gentlemen : It is this day
ordered by the board of railroad com?
missioners that attorneys for petition?
ers in the (rase of the chamber of
commerce of Anderson, chamber of
commerce of Columbia, chamber of
commerce of Spartaiibnrg, chamber of
commecre of Charleston, board of
trade of Greenville, boaid of trade of
Greenwood, board of trade of New?
berry, the Piedmont Wholesale Gro- j
eera' Association and the bureau of !
freight and transpotation of Charles-J
i ton, be allowed thirty days from rhis
date to complete their testimony be- !
fore this board. Thereatfer^. fifteen '
days will be allowed for argument. ;
This notice has been served on the j
various repesentatives of the rail- !
By order of the board,
C. W. Garris, Chairman. j
George Williams was legally execut?
ed for rape at Monodsville, W.
Ya., Friday. The crime was commit?
ted in Joly.
PROMINENT VIRGINIAN HELD
FOR WIFE MURDER.
Arrested and in Jail in Charlottes
ville on the Charge.
HB Claimed that He was Assaulted in His
Own Home and His Wife Killed.
Charlotteville, Va., Sept. 7.-Ex
Mayor Samuel T. McCae was arrested
this afternoon on the charge of wilful?
ly and.. premediatedly murdering his
wile on the night of Sunday, Septem?
ber 4. The arrest was mado while cit?
izens generally were attending a pub?
lic sesi?n of the coroner's jury which
had rendered no verdict at midnight.
The warrant was sworn ont by Police
Justice A. D. Dabney and served by
two policemen of the city. Mr. Mc?
Cae made no resistance and is now in
the city jail. When McCue was arrest?
ed he submitted to being searched by
the officers and kissed his four chil?
dren good-bye. He said to them:
"By the grace of Ti od I will come
out of this trouble 'Al right.*' McCue
stated that he was assaulted and his
wife murdered on last Sunday night.
His story immediately aroused supic
ion. His testimony and that of others
before the coroner's jury strengthened
the suspicion against him and the ar?
Crowds are gathering in the city to?
night but no mob violence is feared.
The city militia being absent from the
C'ty at the army manoeuvres at Manas
sas a special jail guard of 30 men was
NEGRO LYNGHEO IN ALABAMA.
Mob Fired the Jail and Defied the
Officers of the Law.
I Huntsville, Ala., Sept. 7.-After
setting fire to the jail and smoking out
the prisoner while the fire department
was held at bay with- guns and the
sheriff, his deputies and the soldiers
outwitted, a^ mob estimated at over
2,000 persons lynched Horace Maples,
the negro accused of murdering John
Waldrop, by stringing him to a tree
on the court house lawn tonight.
This action of the mob was taken
notwithstanding strong protests made
by Solicitor Erle Pettus and H. Wal?
lace? Jr., in stirring speeches in
which law and order were pleaded for
The crowd began to gather this aft?
ernoon and tonight as soon as; the de?
tails of the crime spread throughout
th? country in which Waldrop had a
number of friends and before the "mi?
litia, which was ordered from Birm?
ingham by Gov. Cunningham arrived,
the mob had swelled to enormous pro?
portions. The sheriff and his deputies
pluckily stood their guard but they
were powerless before the mob and
the fire. The local military company
was called out but they were outwit?
ted by the men ?ho conceived the idea
of smoking out the prisoner.
At 10.25 o'clock the jail was fired
in the back yard and burned fiercely,
a dense smoke spreading through the
upper stories and cells of the building.
The fire department was not allowed
to approach within a block of the
scene and was driven away with bul?
lets. The command on the outside
would allow nobody to enter or come
out until the person of Horace Maples
was surrenudered to the crowd. The
sheriff and his guards would not give
isi but in some manner the negro got
through a window and Jumped out of
tfae building into the crowd. He was
chased down and a rope thrown around
his neck and be was pulled ap to the
county court house. There was an im?
mense crowd on the lawn.
While Maples was confessing his
crime and implicating a white man
and two negroes, John H. Wallace,
Jr.., and Solicitor Erle Pettus deliver?
ed impassioned addresses trying to dis?
suade the mob. They were hooted
down in turn but finally when Solid-,
tor Pettus called on ali who were in
favor of the law taking its course to
hold up their hands, about half in
tlie big crowd of several thousand
did so. There was cheering for a
moment but the men with the rope
pulled the negro away. Threw the end
of the rope over a limb and drew him
up. Tibe negro was dead in a few
moments. A crowd will make an effort
to'capture the negro's accomplices
but no more disorder is feared to?
During the attack on the jail United
States District Judge Shelby issued
an order for the United States deputy
marshal to protect United States pris?
oners in the burning building and ob?
tain names of ?til parties engaged in
endangering the prisoners* lives.
j Gainesville, Va., Sept. 8.-At 9
j o'clock this morning General Bell,
i commander of the Brown army began
j his attack on the Blues for the pur?
pose of for^ng his way toward Wash
I ington. Tlie"lupposed ultimate ob?
ject of this movement being an assault
on the capital of the United States.
This is the second and last of the
m&noeuvere problems laid down by
Geneal Corrbin, Corps Commander,
the first being ended yesterday at
noon. Owing to the exhausted COH
dition of the troops after the past two
days of fighting, the beginning of the
second problem was set forward nine
Fearful Odds Against Him.
Bedridden, alone and destitute. Such,
ia brief was the condition of an o?d soldier
by name of J. J. Havens, Versailles, O.
For years he was troubled with Kidney
disease and neither doctors uor medicines
gave him relief. At length he tried Elec?
tric Bittere, lt put him on his feet ?D
?hort order and now he testifies. "Pm ou
the road to complete recovery." Best on
earth for Liver aud Kidney trouble* and
all forms of Stomach and Bowel Com?
plaint*?. Only 50c. "Guaranteed by J. F.
vV. De Lorine's druggist.
JAPANESE CAPTURE VALUABLE
MILITARY RUSSIAN STO?ES.
Gen. Kuropatkin Abandons Guns,
Provisions and Other Valuable
Munitions tn His Hurried
Retreat from Liao Yang.
London, Sept. 8.-The Rome corres?
pondent of the Exchange Company
wires that news has been received
there of the capture of a large quanti?
ty of guns and ammunition by the Ja?
panese during the retreat of the Rus?
sians from Liao Yang. The Mikado's
forces are said to have captured one
hundred and thirty-two wagons of
provisions and thirty-eight wagons of
ammunition at Pankiaupn, aud nine?
ty-seven field guns, most of them un
spiked, and several thousand small
arms at Chang Kiapnsho.
From We Hai Wei it is reported
that heavy cannonading was heard last
night in tho direction of Port Arthnr,
and that boats outside the harbor re?
port seeing flashes distictly. Nothiing
further has been obtainable.
ANOTHER GREAT BATTLE IM?
St.Fetersburfg,Sept. S.--A brief dis?
patch was received this afternoon from
Gen. Kuropatkin dated at 0.30 yes?
terday. The dispatch says that Gen.
Kuroki is 27 miles east of ,the railway
and Gen. Oku 20 miles west of it.
SThe general staff expects a general
battle within the next day or two. Gen.
Kuropatkin adds that his rear guard
extends several miles south of Muk?
den. Fighting has been continuous.
Tokio, Sept. 9.-According toa dis?
patch received at Tokio today 3,000
Russian corpses had been found by the
Japanese up to Wednesday. Many
more are believed to have been taken
north by the retreating Russian army.
This is taken to indicate that the Rus?
sian losses were terrific. The opinion
expressed by a majority of papers is
that another battle will occur north of
Rumor of a Russian Disaster.
Paris, Sept. 6-- The Petit Parisian
has a disptch from St. Petersburg
containing the rumor that General
Kuroki has succeeded in isolating a
force of 30,000 of Gen. Kuropatkin's
rear guard and that they have been
forced to surrender. .
Rome, Sept. 9.-The newspaper
Italia Militaire has a dispatch from
Tokio reporting that the Japanese
forces have reached Mukden. The dis?
patch adds that no serious fighting
occurred in the immediate vicinity of
the strong hold, the Russians having
retired beyond that place.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 10.-Advices
from the front indicate that there will
be a long lull in the fighting while the
Japanese replenish stores of ammuni?
tion and bring in reenfoicements. A
newJEurooean Brigade, has just reach?
ed Gen. Kuropatkin, who is thereby
able to give a rest to the troops recent?
ly engaged. Experts here do not ex?
pect the Japanese to make any real
progress before cold weather sets in,
which is liable to stop everything un?
til spring, when the Russians will be
ready to begin offensive operations.
St, Petersburg, Sept. 10.-Ordinary
camp life set in at Mukden today and
prevails along the whole of the im?
mense front of the Russian army.
The Japanese advance from the south
and east bas been stopped and Russian
baggage trains have been proceeding
uninterruptedly since Wednesday.
Thousands of the Russian wounded
have been sent northward, but the
Red Cross nurses are still working
night and day at Mukden to bring re?
lief to the most seriously injured,
?he inactivity of the Japanese is as
?ribed to the absence of mountain
roads by which they could make the
advance. On Thursday Mukden and
the neighborhood were flooded by a
terrific rain storm, but the roads a:re
London, Sept. 10.-The Chefoo cor?
respondent of the Renter Telegraph
Company reports that the Japanese
losses at Port Arthur during the pa.?st
few days exceed twelve thousand.
When the quantity of food taken is tco
large or the quality too rich, sour stomach
is likely to follow, and especially so if
the digestion has been weakened by con?
stipation. Eat slowly and not too freely
of easily digested food. Masticat? the
food thoroughly. Let five hoars elapse
between meals, and when you feel a full?
ness and weight in the region of the
stomach a'ter eating, take Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tablets and the nour
stomach may be avoided. For sale by i
China's drug store.
Greenville, Tenn., Sept. 7.-Early
today several robbers entered the
Greenfield postoffice and blew open the
safe. They made two unsuccessful at?
tempts and the third time brought it
open. Nitro-glycerine and * other
chemicals wore U6ed. About $lf)0 in
cash and S?oO in stamps were taken
out of the safe. Postmaster Farmer
has been authorized by the postoflbee
department to offer a reward of ?20<>
for the capture of the robbers.
A Boy's Wild Ride For Life.
With family around expecting him to
die, and a son riding for life, IS mises, lo
get Dr. King's New Discovery for Con?
sumption. Coughs and Colds, W.H. Brown,
of Leesville, Ind., endured death's agonies
from asthma: but this wonderful medicine
gave instant relief and soon cured him.
He writes: MI now sleep soundly every
night." Like marvelous cures of Con?
sumption, Pneumonia, Bronchitis*, Coughs,
Colds and Grip prove ita matchless Merit
for all.Tbroat and Lung troubles. Guar?
anteed bottles 50c and $1.00. Trial bot
ties free at J. P. W. DeLorme's drug store.
HOW LIAO YANG WAS FOUGHT.
Incidents of the Fierce Battle
"Russians Worship their Guns"
The Multiplying Japs.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 8.-The cor?
respondent of the Associated Press in
a graphic description of the fighting
at Liao Yang, saya :
"Only the Russian? soldiers' tra?
ditional splendid qualities enabled
them to support the terrible condi?
tions, of which the lack of sleep was
the most unbearable. The Japanese
availed themselves to the utmost of
rain and darkness and did not cease
i fighting, their .attacks testing Rus
! sian endurance severely. The Japanese
suffered terribly but made light1: of
i their losses. They continually drafted
j fresh reserves into the ranks to replace
j the worn out men.
"Indeed, the numerical superiority
of the Japanp?8 is astounding and in?
comprehensible, for after losing
enough men at Port Arthur and else?
where to form a perfect army, their
effective strength appears only to in?
crease and they still are concentrating
fresh bodies of troops on the Liao
"The battlefield was a perfect infer?
no, Gen. Stakelberrg was wounded,
but despising death he remained im?
movable at his post throughout the
day, regardless of the rain of shot
around him. Several officers cf his
staff were killed or wounded. In the
evening Gen. Stakelberg notified Gen.
Kuropatkin that he could hold the po?
sition or take the offensive if neces?
"Among the incidents of the day
was the slaughter of two Japanese
battalions which were pursued through
the Chinese corn and grass to Saitaz
and surrounded by the Russians. They
resolutely refused to accept quarter,
"In another Ipart of the field the
Japanese shelled and captured by as?
sault onejof the*Russian trenches, only
to find too late that it had been
abandoned by the Russians and oc?
cupied by their comrades. They fell
upon the postrate bodies and flooded
them with tears.
"In one case a party of Japanese
officers found a body of their men Re?
tiring in disorder and drove them back
to the battlefield at the point- of the
"The Russian frontier guards died
at their posts, refusing to surrender.
It was the anniversary of the creation
of the?r regiment which they had cel?
ebrated the night previous. They lost
a large proportion|of their officers.
"At many points the combatants
stoned each other.
"Of late the Russians have learned
to mask their batteries more effectu?
ally and thus have gained a sensible
advantage over the Japanese.
"The Russians worship their guns
and to quote Gen. Kuropatkin's ad?
monition, 'Soldiers, die for your guns
as you would?for your flag. '
"The pits which the Russians had
dug in the China corn and grass were
filled with Japanese corpses, which
were trodden over by their comrades.
The ground was so thickly strewn
with bodies in one fight that the Jap?
anese raised a white flag and sought-,
permission to bury their dead, but*
this was refused. The air became poK
luted with the stench.
"The Russian evacuation of the
forts and intrenehments was carried
ont without loss. The troops crossed
the river on pontoon and railway
bridges in perfect order and safety,.
burning the bridges behind them.
"Liao Yang is enveloped in flames
and clouds offsmoke from the^ confla?
gration are visible as far as Yen Tai.
"The countryside is swarming with,
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