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VOL?. XXI NO. 17.
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, SATURDAY, A PHIL 2, 1904. jj'l?ICE.FIvjj CSMT3 TIM ANNIVERSARY E* EMISE*. The Knights and the Courts?At the Seesad Baptist Church?Rer. A. S. Thomas* Fine Sermon?A Surgimr Multitude- Many Turned Away. The Knights of Pythiae and Courts of Calan the observed theT anniversary exercises jointly last Sunday, 27th ult. The former assembled at the New Pythian Castle, T27 N. 3rd St., at 2 p. m. The Brigade staff was represented by Col. John R. Chiles, Chief of staff: Col. D A. Ferguson, Asst. Adjutant General, Col. W Henry Stokes. Brigade Engineer; Col. Thomas Smith, Quarter? master General; and "Major John J. Bly. THE MILITARY DEP.VRTMEBT. The First Regiment was represented by Col. Thomas M. Crump, Command? ing; Lieutenant?Cokmel E. A. Wash? ington, Capt. W. Henry Jones, commis? sary, Capt. Thomas H. Wyatt, Ad? jutant, Capt. Willr3 Wyatt, Quarter? master, Cspt. John G. Smith, Signal Officer, Lieut. Wm. A. Robiuson, Ad? jutant. Eureka Co , No. 1 was under thecom mand of Capt. David Allen and Planet Co., under command of Capt. Adolphus Jackson, assisted ? ? Lieutenant Jesse Randall The Cadets front Shookoo Hill were under command of Oapt.Roteoe C. Mitchell and those from Church hill under command of Capt. Thomas Davis, Grand Master at Arms S. S. Bakei had charge of the subordinates There has never been a larger out? pouring of the Knights and they at trac ted much attention as they marched through the streets. PACKED TO OVTiRKLOW'lN. . The church was packed to over? flowing, standing room even beiug at a premium. The pulpit was ?decorated with palms and the tab'e of thi Grand Chancellor ornamented arlth flower ?. < >-.i his right ?at Past Chancellor ? F. Jonathan who is Vice-President of the Mechanic's Savings Bank. The deeptoned organ undi-r the skillful touch of the organist, Mr. ?. P. Bur rell sounded the doxology which was sung by the choir aud the congrega? tion. Then Bas*. Z. D. Lewis, D. D., the pastor of the church delivered a nu ist f? rvent prayer, which made a I great impression, then followed the chant of the L.rd's Prayer, aui the singing by the members of the Order the hymn and Pythian battle-cry, "(.rod Bless our Knightly Baud." Rev. J. Andrew Bowler, pastor of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church aud a mt-enber of Maceo Lodge, No. 3f>, read the Scrip? tures. Rev. O. M. Phillips, D. Q , of Venn? Lodge, No. 4(5, prayed for the downpouring of the spirit on the organi? sation. AN INTERESTING G??? ?RAMME. Col. Thomas M. Crump of Planet Lodge No.. 23 and leader of the Second Baptist Church Choir sang, "Palm Branches'1 to the satisfaction of all present. Miss Eva G. Davis rendered a selection entitled, "There'll be room in Heaven." The effect wa? electrical and at its con elusion sounds of approval could be heard through out Iaa? church. Rev. A. S. Thomas, pastor of the Sharon Baptist Church and a member of the Planet Lodge, No. as was intro? duced and he delivered a fine anniver eary sei mou from Genesis'.?.: 13 "I have set my bow etc." He reviewed the origin of the Order and dealt with its progress. He spoke of the value of good leadership, declar? ing that this had brought the Order where it is to day. He advocated the exercise of charity. He gave instances of the value of con tinuing capable people in the lead? A PRAYER FOR PROSPERITY. The Thanksgiving Prayer was ring ingly delivered by Rev. J, Andrew Bow? ler, ''Nearer my God to Thee" was ren? dered by Mrs. Alio? Crawley.Mrs. Indi? Burwell, Mr Willie Dixou and Mr. Thomas EL Smith. Grand Chancellor, ?Tohn Mitchell, Jr., although indisi;oaad spoke in glowing terms of the progress of the Order antl dwelt upon an? specific principles of the same. Rev. Dr. Z. D. Lewis welcomed the Pythian s and Courts and assured them that they would lie always welcome at the Second Baptist Church. ? col? lection of SWS.6I wa*? lifted, and donated to the church. The Committee of arrangements was highly commended for the excellence of its work. The members are as follows: Miss M. L. Chiles. Chairman, Mrs. Anna Taylor, Mrs. Sallie Fox, Mrs, Nannie Johnson, Mrs. R. E. Wesley. A vote of thanks was tendered the church, the pastor, the choir, Rev. A. S. Thomas, Miss Eva G. Davis, Rev. J. Andrew Bowler, the committee of arrangements, and all others wno par? ticipated in the programme. The benediction was announced. The following lodges contributed to? wards the expense; Royal, Excelsior, Virginia, Fulton, Myrtle, Maceo. Old Dominion, Venus, Christian Hope, Unity, Samson, Richmond. North Star. The following Courts contributed: Excelsior, Pure Gold, Old Dominion. Rising Mt. Zion, Verbena, Narcissus, Violet, Josephine, Royal, Virginia, Syl? vester Venus, Julias, America, Unity, Blooming Lily, Silver Star, Martha's Maceo, Elizabeth, Mildred's,Mechanics' Planet, Cordelia's,Rosetta's and Anna's Eureka. THE LYNCHING OF RICHARD DIX OS AT SPRISUMEI.D, OHIO, MARCH 7th. 1 ?mu. Mr. Ilnflnian's Observation?'. Richard Dixon was a stranger in our city, having come here from Cynthiana, Ky., and among those who knew him, he bore a bad reputation. Dixon had some trouble with a woman whom he claimed to be his wife. He asked the aid of patrolman Collise in getting some? thing from his alleged wife. Finding he could not get the things sought, he fired and wounded tbe woman, then turned and shot the policeman, who died from his wounds the next day. Sunday there was much talk of lynch? ing Dixon, aiK. Monday when word was received that the policeman was dead, it was then that it was determined to lynch him. The members of tho Anti mob And lynch-law assot iation at once v?-?o\ up the matter of preventing the Mon from carrying ont their threats. We called apou the sheriff and inquired what pravipions he had made to protect his prisoner. HAD AMl'LK PROTECTION. Wo were informed that he had ample protection, with three companies of State guards being located here, but we wer?? not satisfied with his statement, We called upon the mayor of the city and he promised to call out the mlitia, but kept tin-Hi In their armories, then it was we called again on the sheriff, but was told that he could handle the mob. When given such positive assurance that he would protect the prisoner, we retired, but soon saw that the sheritf, mayor and police were in sympathy with the mob. for they did absolr.toly noth? ing to prevent the lvncbi.g. THE SHKRIFF TO BLAME. The sheriff was to blame for the whole disgraceful affair, the city offi? cials, also aided and abetted the mob that burned a larjfe district where color? ed people lived. ??????? were IBM from here ? nat 1.500 "Negroes left the city,aud that those who remained were senred to death. Both reports were rank false? hoods. The small Negro population of this city caused the mayor to quickly call for ?.M 0 soldiers, when it was known the Negroes were going to retaliate. Our ass? ?? nit ion is now engaged in collecting evidence against members of the mob, aud it is quit? likely mauy of them will serve time in State's prison for their part in the crime. The time is here that the Nogro North and South should unite for better protection, for when a people are known to be prepared to protect themselvo**,the mob will hesitate before the ? attempt to carry through their devilish designs. S. E. Ill G????, Secretary of the National Anti Mob and Lynch law Association. Springfield, O. The Swarthv Porli. Corporation Counsel Delaney has ap pointed James D. Carr, a eclored law yer.to be an Assistant Corporation Coun? sel. Had this appointment been made a few hundred miles further south it would have been greeted with an out? raged uproar. For there it would have been understood that Mr. Uarr s legal methods must bo tiuctured by the color of his skin?that his legal acumen might be sufficient to judge of the rights of colored oases, but that to judge justly of matters of law between white men was for him a congenital iniijossibility. The ral lying-cry would have arisen that this iniquitous appointment was a re? cognition of the social equality of tho Negro. The very foundation stone of society would have been declared under? mined. And it can lie confidently stated that life would have been made very unpleasant for Corporation Coun? sel Delauy. But up here, we are still benighted. We do not realizo that blaca men can try black cases that white men can try black cases (where there are fees involved;, but that a black man is in? herently incapable of trying a white i- aBB, We seem strangly indifferent to ihn l'cnis of "social equality" and the i-ou.si quent annihilation of society. All we seem to care about is the s ,rdid ques? tion as to whether Mr. Carr will make the city an efficient Assistant Corpora? tion Counsel And yet it seems probable that we shall survive this menace to our muni? cipal exi-tenee.?The World. Saturday. Maren 26, 1904. ? In- Douirlass I.\ cenni. The Douglass meeting will hold its first public exercise-J at the New S*. Luhes Hall Thursday evening,April 7th. lirO-1 at ?*? p. ni. Admission free. programme: Devotional Exercises. introductory Remarks,Pr?s. ?. ?. Pey? ton. Duet. (Instrumental,) Wyatt and Jones. Paper Mr. C. II. Hooper. Solo ?Miss Margaret Tiusley,Declamation? Mr. W. I). Jones. Music. Prophecy-Mr. B. R. Adams, Instal? lation address?Rev. I). W. Davis, D. D. j Benediction. Wasted -Reliable nurse to take charge of infant. Apply 402 E. Clay St. Itapt ist Ministers* Conference. This Conference had a great eession Monday morning. . The pastors were out in full. President Ferguson pre? sided with his usual dignity and Rev. Dr. O. H. Phillips opened the devotion? al exercises; after which Rev. A. S. Thomas sang sp ritedly, "Hark my soul, it is the Lord." Dr. W. T. Johut-on read the minutes and they were approved. The order of the day was au address by Rev. S. C. Bun-ell, on "The work of the Y. M. C. A." Rev. Bnrrell gave very valuable information touching his work on its origin, spread, nature and its relation to the churches. He gave valuable information as to the results of the work in and about the city of Rich? mond. The address was ably discussed by Drs. Perry, Lewis, F. W. Williams, Dr. Graham and Bishop Payne. The reports of the various churches were very interesting. Dr. Lewis was in his high-noon glory. He had just closed his 16th Anniversary, at the conclusion of which the members and friends pre? sented him with a fine new buggy. Bishop Payne reported Rev. Thomas H. Johnson of New Kent very ill. It is ex? pected next Monday that a large gather? ing will be present and Rev. W. W. Young will be the preacher of the hour. h. OF P. NOTES. Sunday was indeed a gala day for the Knights ?if Pythias and Courts of Cal? ant he aud ac predicted by us in this column on last Saturday the Secoud Baptist Church was taxed to its utmost capacity by the surging mass of human? ity that thronged the eluirch. Enti usinsm is now at a high pitch and the in?hioiu*?? of the organization is living felt all over this community. Virginia Lodge, No. ? and Samson Lodge No. 10 met on Monday night. Excel? ior Court. No. 117 held a most interesting mooting on Monday after? noon. Tits ??tendance was larg?? and niuch ronnue buhiness was transacted. Planet Lodge, No. 23 will meet on Monday night at the New Pvthiau Cas? tle laTat 3rd St. Young mou you should not let these golden opiMirtunitief? pass you. New clubs are on foot aud will soon be ih stituted into n?'W lodges. This is your opportunity and you should take advan? tage of this opportunity. $200.00 drives away many a tear and ami the ladies are s?*etng to it that their husband?; aud friends joiu. Nomad. Notice ! On Fritisy night. April 8th. 1904. the "Corey Lyceum" of the Virginia Union University will hold its regular annual public exercises. The subject for debate is; "Resolved that there should be a Uniform Divorce Law in the U. 8." Tne "Corey Lyceum" has always at? tracted large and intelligent audiences; to its public exorcises; and on this ac? count, ample preparations are being made for the entertainment of its many friends. All are cordially invited to attend. R. C. Ji/pkins, Pr?s., S. S. Booker, Sec. I'.arlt .Morning Marriage. Berry?Threat.? The marriage of Miss Charlotte Threat to Mr. Thomas Berry will take place at the residence of the bride, No. 1923 Decatur St., Man ehester. Va., Monday morning, April Ada, 1904, at 8 o'clock Friends are in? vited, no cards. The couple will leave for Washington on the earl ? train. Manchester Lodge C?l?br?tes. Manchester, Va., March 30th. Manchester Lodge, No. 11, Knights of Pythias, celebrateti their Thanksgiv? ing exercises at the Second Baptist Church at 3 o'clock on last Sunday eve mug. Rev. D. W. Davis, the pastor and a member of Planet Lodge, No. 23, delivered the Thanksgiving .sermon. The lodge turned out in full to hear one of the most eloquent discourses ever de livered in thisnty OU Pythianisin. The Reverend was certainly at his best, and that friendship \\ Inch was displayed be? tween Damon and Pythias of old had never been m ?re vividly portrayed than on this occasion. The Knights unite in one stroug vote "ull praise to Daniel Webster Davis, A. M., for his excellent services ren darod." Many thanks w?re tendered Mr. John Ross for rendering a solo and also to the choir for their musical ser? vice. The Reverend was presented with a purse of $;?.00; a collection of .$7.60 was lifted for the church and the Knights returned to their Castle, where they were dismissed in ritualistic form. Rev. Bass' Xew Church. Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, Wood ville, Va., dedication April 3rd, 190-4, will be a grand time with the pastor and members. They will enter their new building with praise and thanks? giving. At 9:30, the Sunday School will enter with songs of praises. And at 11:30, the doors will be thrown wide for the reception of the public for the purpose of hearing the Rev, F. W. Williams, pastor of the Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Fulton, also choir. At 3:30, Rev. Dr. C. H. Phillips will Dreach the Dedication Sermon. Music by the First Baptist Church ?hoir, Richmond, Va. At 8 o'clt ck sharp, the Rev. J. A. Bowler, pastor of Mt. Clivet Baptist Church and choir will be on hand. Monday night, sermon by Rev. W. H. White, pastor of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Tuesdav night at 8 o'clock, seimon by Rev. F. B. Mitchell. Wednesday 8 o'clock, sermon by Rev. W. F. Graham, D. D , paster of Fifth St. Baptist Church. Thursday night. 8 o'clock sharp, ser? mon by Rev. A. S. Thomas, pastor of the Sharon Baptist Church. There will also be ordination of Deacons, Fri. day night, 8 o'clock, termon by Rtv. J T. Turner. April 10th, 11:30, sermon by Rev. D. W. Davis, pastor of 2nd Baptist Church of Manchester. Music by the follow? ing:?Messrs. Billy Smith, J. T. Taylor, J. J. Johnson aud T. H. Hopkins. At 1*10, Rev. L. A.Carter. At 8:30, Rev. W. W. Wines. We ask all our frieLds to come and rejoice with us. The way to Woodville:?Any car com? ing east, whether on the Clay St. or the Oakwood line, secure a transfer lor N. MM St. Rev. R. J. Bass, Pastor. D. W. CooFER, Church Clerk FIFTEENTH ANMYKKSALY DF OK ? 1) ?.l-WIS. Fine Sonnons and Addresses. The fifteenth anniversary exercises of Rev. Dr. Z. D. Lewis as pastor of the Second Baptist Church, which extended over a week, were concluded on last Suuday. The occasion was marked by a large aud enthusiastic attendance upon each service. Seldom, if ever, have we ht-urd BtnaOM Oi such can ful preparation, proftmnd thought and all quent delivery us those punched by eur pasti IB on this occasion The ad? -?j ssea delivered by m mibers oi the church were fine in composition, and showed that Dr.Lewis had done a great work during his IftBBP years pastorate at the old historic 2nd Baptist Chureh; that he is held in high esteem by the members, that he is a leader of marvelous individuality, strong conviction, great in forethought, hroad in comprehension of tin? needs, the thoughts and condition of his people. He has baptized iuto the church more than twelve hundred aud fifty persons. The speakers of the occasion were; Drs. J. K. Jones, J. ?. Hawthorne, J. H. Binford, E. Payne, W. F. Graham, F. \V. Williams, G. D.Pinckney,.!osepl. Perry und Messrs W. G. Carter, A O. Brown, Armistead Washington, Alex Gaines and W. H. White. The church is in the noon day of its prosperity, being free from debt, having a strong tre isury, being blessed with many accessions to its membership, ex? erting a powerful influence in the coun? cils nf the Baptist denoinination both iu the city aud state. The pastor was the recipient of many presents and enjoys the confidence and esteem of uot only his congregation but the entire city and state. Tho occasion was enlivened by specially prepared music by the Second Baptist Church choir led by Prof ?. M. Crump, Y. M. C. A. XOTES. The Y. M. C. A. Conference is a help to the men. The meetings in the jail and alms house last Sunday were very impres? sive. The boys' meeting was well attended last Sunday. The meu are still interested. A large number was out last Sunday to hear Lawyer J. Heury Crutchfield who de? livered a very timely address. Subject; " Whom Shall We Place'Next Those ? " Each man should place himself next to the commandments of Cod aud then live as tiny teach. The music by the Quartetto composed of women and men added much t?> the meeting. Come to the explanation on the Sun? day School Lesson to-dav ? p. ni. All men for committee work are re? quested to be ou time Suuday. Boys' meeting at the romas Bondny 4 p. m. Mr. John H. Hraxron, our Real Estate Agent will address the boys. Easter with the men ?at the True Re? formers' Hull Sunday .'5:30 p. m. Mr. S. K. McKee, General Secretary of the Central Y. M. ?. A. will address the men. Subject; " A Dangerons Power. " Special music. Mr. Handoa S. Watkins will sing as.do. Miss Ella J. Williams and Lawyer Gao. W. Lewis will render a duet aecompaui.'d by Mis? Nannie Osborne. All meu aro invited. ( >nly men. The women are working for the great meeting for women April 17th. Sunday 3:30p. in., Rev R. V. Peyton wilL de? liver a special address at the True Re? formers Hall. Tell the other women. Special prayer is asked for these great meetings. Easter morning an early meeting will be held at the Y M. C. ?., 9a. m. Get up men and come. -You save money i ? buying grocer? ies of Reformers' store. See ad. on another page. PATII I AXS AT ?YORK IB DANVILLE. Another >ew Lodare There?A ?loyful (?reetlng. Danville. Va.. March 29th. 1904.? Grand Chancellor John Mitchell. Jr , accompanied by Assistant Surseon General, Col E. R.Jefferson and Grund Master at Arms, S. S. Baker arrived here this morning at 2:4G> and proceeded to the Pythian Castle, v? line a club was in readiness tor the organization of a new lodge of Knights of Pythias. EXPECTED EARLIER The party had been expected earlier, and the exercises were delayed to suit their convenience. They compieteti their work at about ? o'clock this morning. Th.? new body will be known as Nehe miah Loi?ge ?o. f?8, an 1 the following oflieers were installed; C. C S. R. Rogers, "V. C, G. W. Hamlet; M. of W., C. G. Cokman; K. of K. and S., ?. ?. Morrow; P., R., ?. Hooper; at. of F., H. S. Keen, Jr.; M. of Exchequer, J. B. Henderson, M. at A. V. G. Tarton; I. G., H. W. Campbell; O. G.. Henry Coles. Trustees: O. G. Uolernaii, Henry Coles, D. L . Tarton. Attendants: R. S. Spencer, I. E. Chancy, Jr. SrOKE TO THE MEMItKKi*. The Grand Chancellor b'ctnred to the large number of Knights present. Ht aras tba gaset of Special Deputy (.rand Clni'icellor H S Keen ami his Madame. Oarrissjas wars Batattad ami the pasts trai..-|. . t.- i tu the hill in short BfOCT. This lodga was organisi <1 through th?* efforts of Spoeta] Depaty H. S. Keen. The Groad Chancellor left BO OsJT at ~ 90 p. m . tor Martinsville, Va., whero he *>?. ill iiisi ilute another new lodge of Pythian.-. There were 14 in the parts*. ??p??: miti 'HELL spkaks at ?sWRIINSVILLE. A Suririnir Crowd to Hear ? itti?Mir? rimi Tillies in the Vioiuttain Tovtn. A traai badfrs lastflataaL afailSB?lili?. Va.. March 30th. 1901 ? (Jranil Clinictllor John Mitchell, Jr , arrived here yesterday at ahoal til?! p. m. He was accompanied by Col. E R. Jefferson unti Grand Master it Arms S. S. Baker of Richmoi.d tinti Major W. H. Cuni'iii^hani, S?H?eial Deputy (?ratul Chancellor H. S. K?*en. Deputy Grand Chancellor W. A. Millner. Pest Chnn ? ellor, Ceo. W. Kison, Major L. W. Holbrook; W. W. Manns, \Y. J. Hub barn, Caleb Burns, <?. W. Hamlet. Lewis Stewart, H. S. Keen, Jr., of Daii vil'e. They were met at the traiti by a cobi? BBitBSa frOB? the club, and there was u most joy fu' time on the platform. MADE .vnSOLUTEI.Y COMFORTABLE. The Grand Chancellor and Sirs J.f tersoli and Biiki r wore conducted to the residence of Mr. and Mrs. (.retn Peiin, where they were mad?? comfortable. The High St. Baptist Church was packed to suffocation by a surging mass that had assembled to hear Editor John Mitehe 1, Jr., discuss the issues. He had 1h???h ? receded by Prof. Jame? L. Hill who eut't-rtained the audience until he came. When he. (Mr. Mitchell), arrived ac? companied by Mr Green raaos, whose guest he was, there was a commotion within the church edifice. A WORD TO THE CITIZENS. Mr. Mitchell spoke of his birth-pla.ee and the troubles to which he bad been subjected. He spoke of the race and its difficulties and for an hour gave sound advice upon the great tmestions affect? ing the colored people. He told of the advantages of Pythian ism, discussed the national organization and spoke.of the work that had brought him to Martinsville. He was listened t?> with marked at? tention and- was congratulated at the close. The club which was ready with a list ?if about ?t? paid through toiindits num? ber swelled to 39. FOl'XD OL'T ABOUT PYTHIAN" ISM I The initiation took place in the b MB?? j ment of the church and rapid work it was too, being completed in a little over two hours time. The following officers of the new or trani/.ttii.n which vvill be known as Dongln.-s L? daw? No. (ii) were installed: Chancellor Commander. James L. Hill; sfaatar of Woik, L F. Floyd; \ ice Chancellor, Thomas J. .iones; Prelate, Robert Butler, Keeper of Records and Beali A. L. Cosby; Master of Finance, M. O. Hairston; Master at Arms, John A. Origins; Master of Ex?dienuer, Green Penn; Inner Guard, Wiley Drowry; Outer Guard, H. C. Cahill. Trustees; L?. F. Flood, J. L. Hill and A. L. Gisby. Attendant?; Frank Drewry, John A. Hairston, J. J, Earley and J. H. Barrett. A HAPPY PARTY. A bounteous repast was spread anrl all heartily enjoyed themselves. This lodge was uuder care of Special Deputy II. S. Keen and adds another laurel to his wreathe of Pythian achievements. Grand Chancellor Mitchell was out? spoken in praise of the people of Martinsville aud the hospitality shown him by Mr. and Mrs. Green Penn in particular and the people of Mariius ville Jin general was the subject of much comment by him even after he had le?t the thriving town in the mountains. The party left at about i) o'clock Wednesday morning for Dan? ville. The Return to Danville. Danville. Vs. March 30th, WO..? (?rand Chancelier, J? hu Mitchell, Jr. and party arrived here to-day at i2 3(? ? m., freni Martinsville HenryCunty, Va., and while Dr. E. U. .leff.HBOai accompanied Dr Winslow on a tour off inspection, (.rand Chancellor Mit? chell, Sir S. S. Baker and Deputv Grand Chancellor EL S Keen proceeded ti? th?? cosy residence of Mr. and Mrs. Geo W Rison where one of the beai dinners to be found in Dauville area reach and waiting and the accomplished M a ?la me ?p sided as hostess. This happy couple have dogs, cows and bosses and admirable places t? keep them all. Diu??er bt-in : ove,?, it .vas time tostati for the Southern Railway Depot. Past Chancellor Rison had his rubber tired two w ? Baled boggy? ?Inch rides as comfortable asa Pul in.?m Car, ??ady and took the (?rand Chancellor to the train. The party had but few nioine.its to spare and were soon being carried to? wards Richmond. -Col. B. R. Boul.ling of Norfolk, Va., was in the city last week. RUSSIA STARTS LAND FIGHTING IN KOREA lossacks Attacked Jr.p.iu.j?ii Cr.valry Near Clior.jr-Ju. MIKADO'S LOSSES WERE HEAVY Russians Were Forced to Retire, With Three Killed and Sixteen Wounded. Czar's General Praises Bravery of Japanese Troops?Admiral Tcgo's Report On Second Attempt to "Bot? tle Up" Port Arthur. St. Petersburg, Mar. h 30. -General Kuropatkin, in his first report to the emperor Croni the BOBM of war an? nounced that offensive land operai ions had taken place against tho Japanese upon the sixth anniversary of the oc? cupation of Port Arthur by the Rus BLsoAs aonnmna iv camp ni-.au tub TAI.? KITK5U elans. Those operations took the form of a cavalry attack Monday by six companies of Cossacks, led personally by General Misht? henko, against four squadrons of Japanese cavalry, which the general b*klievod to be beyond Chong Ju. but which he found to be in occupation of that town. General Misht? henko's Cossacks have bean endeavoring for some days to come In contact with the Japanese pa? trols, but the latter refused the com? bat. The skirmish will have the ef? fect of encouraging the Russians to re? tard as much as possible the advance of the Japanese army. General Kuropatkin's Report. General Kuropatkin's report is as follows: "I have the honor to respectfully communicate to your majesty the re? port of General Mishtchenke, dated March 28, at 10 p. m.. which says: " 'For three consecutive days our small outposts attempted to draw the Japanese cavalry Into action, but their patrols, after contact was established, retired beyond Chong Ju (about 50 miles northwest of Ping Yang). " 'Having learned that four squad? rons o* the enemy were posted five vers's ueyond Chong Ju, on March 27, aiz companies marched toward Kasan, and on March 28 reached Chong Ju at 10.30 a. m. As soon as our scouts ap? proached the town the enemy opened fira from benlnd the wall. Two squad ? - rons promptly di ?-.mounted and o. ?>? pled the helghta, '.<>0 yards Al '??to'? engagement ensued I " ?? the toara ? coanpenj at try and a iquadroii of cnvnlrj ? - *n lying in ambush. ??? men \\<- . - - for? ed by throe COBBBBB I - tacked the jBpnn?*aa with a era Notwlthsl .i'.?' ? atandiag position, tv j. - lanily li"id tneir ci a il i ? only after a Bere* Ughi - *a hour's duration thai ''?', I " ed ire and sought refuge 1*? The Jhtpaneaa hoisted ta r- I flag at two points. "Soon afterward thr?? -?:.'' the enemy were seen \?'.\ the Iv.san road at full ??>. lop tos the toara, wh!? h two of th* BSnBaf". ancceeded in antering, while th* .',?-e*t fell back in illBOtrttG under ?-<? ???? volleys from our troops. \ n?' al ?" ?*?| men and horses were seer. <? ?a " 'For an hour afterward en: ( pan. s contlnnen to fire on ta* n??t,e In the town, provnting late) from leaving the streets and ho "'An hour and a half after ginning of the i>ngag<Mivnt panics WOT ? seen on the KaSBJI " ?ling to attack. I gav?? th? ? to mount, and the enfin fer?? f\c corering squadron, retreated in ? ordet and In Ih h hill. Tl * ttr front and the retiren ani km ???*f out wiili tlo? delibera <? squaili ? ???? throwt; : irder ataa y nan able ?<: tan Bill nl Ich ?? '?**?** just eva? \r.?'d, and th-ir ?afin' y as?? rived too lut??. "'The .?. :?? 'ltnent protecting Man ranr pjnari ari Ned enlatly at K<'3aaa?. e/bere bj min d for two honra Ib >r to givo attention to our arona ' 9 p. m. our force mm he il ? " 'it i b tpo nnd thai ? e . had l^Avy losses In ???? and On our side, unfortunately, tl?; cers were severely wound? d B( -p..n*uefj*t ami Androoko In th< < ????. and Va*V?aV vitch in the stomach. S? hilnikoff *a..ta less seriously wounded in the ? : did not leave the field. Thr-?: Coc?*??* I naff? killed and 111 were vo'indee^ ? including five s??rlously.' ? "Cenerai Misht? lu-nke baa?? wit.," to the excellent conduct and 11 ? atre? of the officers and Cossacks, and ?sp?*?.?? dally praises the third company of Lee? Argunsk re-imeut, commanded ban, Krasnostanoff." a* - - nV ADMIRAL TOGO'S REPORT ' |r Admits Attempt to "Bottle Up" *r\?c*% Arthur Failed. "Washington. March M, The "tap?? nese legation has received from Tul??e> the following official repmt mrde Tkry Admiral Togo respecting the BBCOB?fl arft tempt to "botUe up" the Tort Artnann squadron: "About 3.30 a. m. of the 27th. vM March the "bottling up squadron,* eaaa. posed of four ships, escort? ? by a. Ore pedo boat destroyed flotilla and ? ter pedo boat flotilla, reached out: lent ??1 Port Arthur, and without minding atee? searchlights of the enemy, sf nwn?t straight towards the entrance of ?ate? harbor. At about two marine leaejpsMi from the entrance the 'bottliutf. * V squadron' was discovered by che e*?.-.? emy. Thereupon the shore bat : eric* nrr.'-i guardships showered hot firo.s upo*? fata? squadron, but in spite of the terrine fi. * the ships made their way into th? L?'. ner roadstead, one after the other*, "The steamer Chiyo Mara ani Swar at a position about a half a Bable ttnara?. the Golden Hill, blew up itsel* ... sunk. The Fukui Mani PBanad I ; tie ahead of the Chiyo Mani b) Ita I side, and at the moment when sh.;. c lowering anchor was shot by a toi ?*??:?.. from the enemy's ieatroyerfl ;:nJ ar. In that position. The Machi-Hci* . Maru anchored to the left of th? Ft: Maru and blew up itself and sunk 'a :?< Yoneyama Maru, colliding with ttan? stern of the enemy's torpedo bo. stroyers, passed between Chiyo Mar and Kukul Maru and anchored In tSc*a> middle of the roadstead. At t?is c ? ment the ship was shot by a t. r?. from the enemy and, consequent.j, :??. reason of that torpedo, she was toward the left side shore and ?u sideways. "The result of the action be.fljr *aa> above described, there is some left between Hacbi-IIiko Maru Yoneyama Maru. It is a matter of gret that the roadstead could not completely closed up. The casualLitaaa were as follows: "Killed? Commander Ilirose rait-?:*??*. one under offi.-er and two sailor?. "Seriously wounded-Sub-Lit Shlmada. "Slightly wounded Liante ? a?.?, sakl. engineer Kurita and six aalhiTsi "The remainder were safely taker?** .*:. by our torpedo boat destroyer fl?j??r'?.?, "Of the torpedo boat flotilla, toa -..w. daka and the Tsubame, while es? the "bottling up squadron,' and e; afen one mile from the entrance of kr Arthur, engaged In a fight with . stroyer of the enemy, and Inflici??. ate ous damage on her. The enemy ; fcits?n retreated, raising an enormous 00?lTUIUna> Off 40M TJUSM, ?