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SUMTER. S. C.. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 14. 1904
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ORLY ? TEM MILLICH CROP.
Hester's-Report Shows That Cot?
ton Crop of1903-04 Aggregates
bat i9,?lf,374 Bales.
New Orleans, La., Sept. 6.-Secre?
tary Hester's annual report was issued
in full today. He puts the cotton crop
c? 1S03-4 at 10,011,374 bales, a de?
crease of 716,185 under tb at of 1902-3.
Ho says that compared with last year
in round figures, Texas, including
Indian Territory, has increased 45,
O00 bales. The group known'as other
Gulf States, consisting of Louisiana,
Arkansas, Mississippi. Tennessee, Ok?
lahoma, Utan and Kansas has lost
430,-QpO, 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 1,-650 last
Ark usas 705, against 1,000.
Georiga 1,325, against L 470.
Florida 55, against 55.
Louisiana 824, against 824.
Mississippi 1,387, against 1,404.
North Carolina 563, against 575.
South Carolina S25, against 950.
Tennessee, etc, 451, against 509.
Texas and Indian Territory 2,876,
against % 331.
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 186,000 last year; and of Mis?
souri 34,367, against 35,906 last year,
the two last being included nuder the
head of Tennessee, etc
? He puts the average commercial
value of the crop at $6L3S, against
$44.52 last year, and the total value of
' the crop at $6rj,501,54S, against $480, .
77CL282 last year.
In reference to the total value Mr.
Hester says that while the crop if
smaller by seven hundred and Odd
thousand bales than last year and is
less by 1.263,000 bales than the crop
of 1896-&9 which was the largesgt ever
marketed, it has brought a better
return in money values than any ever
produced in the South.
Referring to the increase in values
over last year he gives details as to
prices, showing that while the lowest
} range of last season svas from Sep?
tember to January inclusive, this year
the highest range of values was dur?
ing the period of marketing the bulk
?of the crop and the result was that
farmers obtained more of the advan?
tage ef toe rise instead of its coming
as usual af ter the cotton had passed
ont of their ?ands. In other words,
there ?eoe marketed np to January 31
of tais jearan round figurres 8,010,000
which sold for $447,710,000, while up
to the same period last season the
?fiBonat mrketed was 7;9S5,000 which
broBgbt $386^665,000, a difference of
ealy 25,606 kales and an increase in
the saeaat recievec of over $138,000,^
Furner reiessins to crop values, Mr.
Hester says that when rt ie considered
that tbe eojabioed values of the past
three crops, resal ted in payment to
farmers, comae on carriess, merchants
and other handlers of over 33^536,000,
?00, their importance as a great factor,
in the prosperity of the Sooth and of
the estire country may be folly appre?
The consumption has been divided
as follows :
Alabama 212,398, i aerease of 394.
Arkansas 1.444, decrease of 1,471
Georgia 419,761, decrease of 6,138.
Kentucky 20,341, decrease of 1,029.
4 Louisiana 16,121, decrease of LS82.
Mississippi 31,84, decrease of 6,137.
Missouri 4,341? decrease of 382.
North Carolina 530,814, decrease of
South Carolina 563,980., decrease of
Tennessee 4,773, decrea-u of 2.n3.
Texas 16,736, decrease of 6,871.
Virginia 56,939, increase of 14, 89L
Total consumption of the South
1.919,252, a decrease nuder last year
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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, becanso the latter entered the
train at Paint Creek and took a seat
beside bim. Hillstein leaped Trom
the rapidly moving train and made
h s escape.
CASTOR i A
For Infants and Children.
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SAID TO BE 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 "Beioreday
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 Wshington city),f who made
an incendiary speech advising mem?
bers of his race to do all manner of
mean things. He advised the organ?
ization of the "Beforeday club." This
organization has become national in
its character. The clubs in this
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 Leon
county who are brave and determined,
and who are prepared to meet and
settle this issue squarely.
DISASTROUS WRECK IN MISSOURI.
Nine Killed and More Than Fifty
Wounded on Wabash Road.
Warrentdn, Mo., Sept. 7.-It devel?
?os that in the wreck yesterday on the
Wabash railway more people were kill?
ed and injured than at first expected.
Officials of the company this morning
announced that nine passengers were
killed, while the list of injured will
reach fifty. The wrcek was caused by
the east bcuhd 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 pf 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
consequence of this situation is that,
aside from a Red sea trade in un?
bleached cotton sheetings, oar ex?
ports to the regions mentioned 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?
ish manufacturers. A few important
?firms bay in New York what they can
not obtain in Manchester, and their
.demands constitute our export trade
ia the near east. Thus it would seem
as if trade could only be developed by
being on thu ground and personally
-??aH?- .... --
? Race for Governor in 1906.
Candidates for governor in 1906 will
soon beat work, and there ?re plenty
of them. 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 friends ail over the State -
more friends than votes, 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. Rhett
of Charleston and F. il. Hyatt of Co?
In Praise of Chamberlain's Col- j
ic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
"Allow me to give vou a few wo^d* in
praise of Chamberrain's Colie, Cholera
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Harriett, of Eagle P*ss, Texas. "1 suffered
one week with bowel tron?le and too* all
kinds of medioiue witliont wetting nay re?
lief, wheu nay friend. Mr. C. Johnson, a
merchant here, advised me tu take this
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third dose was entirely cured. S think
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DEMOCRATIC EDITORS HT ESOPUS.
Judge Parker Compares Demo?
cratic Economy and Honesty
With Republican Extrava?
gance and Corruption.
Esopus, Sept. 8. -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 Now York was une?
ventful. There were six hundred in
the party. The committee and editors
inspired by the "Star Spangled Ban?
ner," rendered by rbe band, climbed
the hill to Judge Parker's house.
Judge Parker met them at the piazza
and after a general handshaking the
party 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,
representad vs of the American press
and pointing ont the power the news?
paper have said : ' ' There are ques?
tions of great importance to be passed
upon by the people in November,
questions that will be your duty, and,
! therefore I know your pleasure, as
well, to present honesitly 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 repnblicn 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 in 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
1868 the Republicans had increased
expenses and in some instances so great?
ly as to indicate reckless extravagance
and waste ci the people's money. He
concluded with an appeal for perfect
brmony in the conduct campaign.
THE FREIGHT RATES CASE.
Important Matter to Se Settled
in a Short Time New.
Colombia, Sept. 7.-The freight rate
case, which has beea so long pend?
ing, w?'?l now be settled by the rail?
road Commission within forty-days.
Today the railroad commission noti?
fied the attorneys on both sides that
ali arguments must be filed in the
next thirty days, and that fifteen days
additional would be given for further
writ tee amendments to the ease.
The prospects of the case being set?
tled will be a gratifying statement to
every merchant in the State. The
case ha? .been pending for several
months aad ir was necessary once to
go over ail of the second day's pro?
The petition calls for a general re?
duction ?ii many classes of goods in
this State asad claims discrimination
in favor of North Carolina and Vir?
ginia. On account of the slowness in
filing the arguments and the fact that
Chairman Garr?s was busy with the
campaign, the ease was not decided re?
cently, because time was wanted to
study the matter thoroughly, Mr.
Garr?s, however, 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 bs is, of
course, a matter of conjecture, bot
the board has several precedentst to
study up and the argumentts submit?
ted will have careful attention. J
The order is as follows: Messrs. Mil- j
1er & Whaley. Attorneys, Charleston, i
S. C.-Gentlemen: It is this day!
ordered by the board of railroad com?
missioners that attorneys for petition
ets in the case of the chamber of
commerce of Anderson, chamber of
commerce of Columbia, chamber of
commerce of Spartanburg, 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- t
cers' Association and the bureau of I
freight and transpotation of Charles-j
ton, be allowed thirty days from this
date to complete their testimony be- !
tore this board. Thereatfer fifteen 1
days will be allowed for argument. ;
This notice has been served on the i
various repesentafives of the rail- !
Hy order of the hoard,
C. W. Gams, Chairman.
George Williams was legally execut?
ed for rape at Monndsville, W.
Ya., Friday. The crime was commit?
ted in July.
PROMINENT VIRGINIAN HELD
FOR WIFE MURDER.
Arrested and in Jail in Charlottes?
ville on the Charge.
He 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
wife on the night of Sunday, Septem?
ber 4. The arrest was made while cit?
izens generally were attending a pub?
lic sesi?n of the coroner's jury which
had rendered no verdict at midnight.
Tlie warrant was sworn out by Police
Justice A. D. Dabney and served by
two policemen of tbe 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 God I will come
out of this trouble all 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
city at the army manoeuvres at Manas
sas a special jail guard of 30 men was
NEBRO LYNCHED IN ALABAMA.
Mob Fired the Jail aird Defied the
Officers of the Law.
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, ?k\ 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 who conceived the idea
of smoking out the prisoner.
At 10.25 o'clock the jail was fired
in the back yard and barned 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
oat until the person of Horace Maples
was snrrenudered to the crowd. The
sheriff and his guards would not give
in but ia some manner the negro got
through a window and jumped out of
the building into the crowd. He was
chased down and a rope thrown around
his neck and he was palled ap to the
county court house. There was au 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 tum bat finally when Solici?
tor Pettus called on all who were in
favor of the law taking its course to
hold up their hands, about half in
the big crowd of several thousand
did so. There was cheering for a
moment bat the men with the rope
pulled the hegro away, threw the end
of the rope over a limb and drew him
ap. The negro was dead in a few
moments. A crowd will make au effort
to" capture the negro's accomplices
but no more disorder is feared to?
During the attack on the jail United
States District Judge Sbelby issued
an order for the United States deputy
marshal to protect United States pris?
oners in the barning building and ob?
tain names of ?ill parties engaged in
endangering the prisoners* lives.
Gainesville, Va., Sept. 8.-At 9
o'clock this morning General Bell,
commander of the Brown army began
his attack on the Blues for the pur- ;
pose of forcing his way toward Wash
? ington. The supposed ultimate ob
[ jcet of this movement being an assault
[on the capital of the United States.
Ti . is the second and last of the
? ratn-oeuvere problems laid down by
Geneal Corrbin, Corps Commander,
the first being ended yesterday at
noon. Owing to the exhausted con?
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 old soldier
by name of J. J. Havens, Versailles, O.
For ;'ears he wa? troubled with Kidney
disease and neither doctors nor medicines
gave him relief. At length he tried Elec?
tric Bittere. It put him on his feet io
short order and now he testifies. "I'm og
the road-to complete recovery." Best on
earth for Liver and Kidney troubles and
all forme of Stomach and Bowel Com?
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W. DeLorme's druggist.
JAPANESE CAPTURE VALUABLE
MI?TARY RUSSIAN ST?HES.
Gen. Kuropatkin Abandons Guns,
Provisions and Other Valuable
Munitions in 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 ammuuition 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 Pankiaupu, and nine?
ty-seven field guns, most of them un
spiked, and several thousand small
arms at Chang Kiaposho.
From We Hai Wei it is reported
that heavy cannonading was heard last
night in the direction of Port Arthur,
and that boats outside the harbor re?
port seeing flashes distictly. Nothiing
further has been obtainable.
ANOTHER GREAT BATTLE IM?
St. Petersburg, Sept. 8.-A brief dis?
patch was received this afternoon from
Gen. Kuropatkin dated at G.30 yes?
terday. The dispatch says that Gen.
Kuroki is 27 miles east of ,the railway
and Gen. Oku 20 miles west of it.
VFhe 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 cf papers is
that another battle will occur north of
Rumor of a Russian Disaster.
Paris, Sept. ?.-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. Kuropatkiu'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
he a long lull in the fighting while the
Japanese replenish stores of ammuni?
tion and bring in reenfoicements. A
newJEuropean 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 ip,
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 has 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?
cribed 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 are
London, Sept. 10.-The Chefoo cor?
respondent of the Reuter Telegraph
Company reports that the Japanese
loases at Port Arthur during the past
few days exceed twelve thousand.
When the quantity of food taken is too
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. Masticata the
food thoroughly. Let five hours 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 boar
stomach may be avoided. For sale by
China's drug store.
Greenville, Tenn., Sept. 7.-Early
today several robbers entered the
Greenfield postoffice au? blew open the
safe. They made two unsuccessful at?
tempts and the third time brought it
open. Nitro-glycerine and other
chemicals were used. About $150 in
cash and $57)0 in stamps were taken
out of the safe. Postmaster Farmer
has been authorized by the postornee
department to offer a reward of $200
for the capture of the robbers.
A Boy's WildRide For Life.
With family around expecting him to
die, and a son riding for life, 18 mi:es, to
get Dr. King's New Discovery for Con?
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of Leesville, Ind., endured death's agonies
from asthma:but this wonderful medicine
gave instant relief and soon cured him.
He writes: "I now sleep soundly every
night." Like marvelous cures of Con?
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for all Throat and Lung troubles. Guar?
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HOW LEAO 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
fighting, their ,attacks testing Rus?
sian endurance severely. The Japanese
suffered terribly' but made light1, of
their losses. They continually drafted
fresh reserves into the ranks to replace
the worn out men.
"Indeed, the numerical superiority
of the Japanese 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
day, regardless of the rain of
around him. Several officers cf
staff were killed or wounded. In
evening Gen. Stakelberg notified Gtm.
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 ?part 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 p?strate bodies and flooded
them with tears.
"In one case a party of Japanese
officers found a body of their men y e
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 their regiment which they had cel?
ebrated the night previous. They lost
a large proportioner their officers.
"At many points the combatants
stoned each other.
"Of late the Russians have learned
to mask their batteries more effectu?
ally and tims have gained a sensible
advantage over the Japanese.
"The Russians worship their guns
and to quote Geu. Kuropatkin's ad?
monition, 'Soldiers, die for your guns
as you would[for your tike. '
"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 tc bury their dead, but*
this was refused. The air became pol-,
luted with the stench.
"The Russian evacuation of the
forts and intrencbments was carried
out without loss. Tte 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 off smoke from the^ confla?
gration are visible as far as Yen Tai.
"The countryside is swarming with
Bucklen's Arnica Sato??.
Has world-wide fame for marvellous
core?. It surpasses any other salve, lotion,
ointment or balm for Cuts, Corns, Barns,
Boil?, Sores, Felon*, Ulcers, Tetter, Sait
RheuTJ, Fever Sores, Chapped Hac?>, Sim
Ernutionfs ; infallible for Piles. Cure guar?
anteed. Only 25o at J. F. W. DeLcruae'a
Relatives of Boer General.
Columbia Sept. 9-The three Boers
who came here yesterday nuder Com?
missioner Watson have been sent to
Sumter county this morning and will
there do farm work. Their names are
P. A., G. V. and J. A. Joubart and
they ar? blood relatives cf the famous
A Power for Good.
The pills that are potent in their action
and pleasant in effect aro DeWitfs Little
Early Risers. W. 8. Philpot, of Albany,
Ga. says: ''During a bilious attack I took
one. Smailes it was it did m'j more good
than calomel, blue ma?8 or ar.y other pill
1 ever took and at the same lime the effect
was pleasant. Little Sat ly Risers are cer?
tainly an ideal pill." Sold by 0. H. Davis.
DeWitt Is the name to lock for when
you go to buy Witch Hazel Salve.
DeWitfs Witch Hazel Salve is the
original and only genuine. In fact
DeWitfs is the on!y Witch Hazel Sa;\-e
that is made from the unadulterated
All others are counterfeits-base Imi?
tations, cheap and worthless - even
dangerous. DeWrfTs Witch Hazel Sahre
is a specific for Piles: Blind. Bleeding.
Itching and Protruding Piles. Also Cuts.
Burns. Bruises, Sprains, Lacerations.
Contusions. Boils. Carbuncles. Eczema.
Tetter. Salt Rheum, and all other Skin
E. C. DeWitt 4 Co., cuca*)
For sale by Olin B. Davis.