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MEN WHO WERE AT BATTLE OF MUKDEN
ARRIVE ON THE STEAMER KOREA.
Slavs From the
GEORGE ADE BACK
Three men who witnessed the famous
fifteen-day battle of Mukden arrived
yesterday from the Orient on the liner
Korea. As a climax to the two weeks
of excitement the three witnesses were
captured by the enemy. They are now
on their way home to tell of their ex
periences. Two of them will whisper
their tale to the Secretary of War and
to nobody else. The third will tell
what he has not already told in the
columns of the Chicago newspaper
which sent him to the front with Kuro
The three prisoners of war are Col
onel V. Havard. assistant surgeon
general of the United States army;
Captain W. V. Judson of the engineer
corps and Richard H. Little, war cor
respondent for the Chicago News. They
were all attached to the Russian army.
Bound by the rules under which they
were allowed to accompany the Czar's
forces, the army officers may not dis
cuss their experiences. Upon Little,
however, there is no restriction and he
has much of thrilling interest to tell
cf that bloody engagement.
i- was with the Russian army
• bout a year. He admires the Russian
officers, hut depiores the lack of definite
purpose and narrowness of many of
his former ho^
"Generally speaking, I found the
Russians fine fellows," he said. "It is
tru4» many of them are not strictly
honest, but the principal reason for
there beta* more graft in the Russian
army than in our own and the armies
Be other lands is that the Russian
iarger. the business ij
r acd the opportunity for dis-
Bty greater. Give the officers of
lUter nation an equal chance to
n and there would be found
just as much crookedness as uncovered
■ Russian army. The history of
wmim shows that under the
Sled banner arc many men
ready to line their own nests
T'nrle Sams system of account
- a hole in the granary wall.
alt, not the majority of Russian
hough L.iltle was present at the
Mukden, and at times in the
The i-onfusion. he saw com
paratively a small part of all that
happened. Thf> battle line was 120
mile? iTip. The Russian forces were
■reat and to the smoke and rattle
rtlllery and small arm fire were
added the discomforts of dust and
snow ■torms. It was a dust storm.
hich saved the Russian
rear from annihilation.
NOT fwOOD SCOUTS.
The Russian cavalrymen were fail
ures M scuts and the Russian rear
ed no warring of the approach of
a la- f Japanese until the little
• soldiers had almost succeeded
In dividing the Czar"s forces. Just as
It *wms almost Impossible that we
can offpr a new mahogany case, strictly
reliable, guaranteed upright piano at
$187. but ■ visit to our temporary store
•will convince you. In fact, we have good
fiianos at a still lower figure, some as
torn as 1126. We can, however, recom-
mend the piano shown ebove as giving
more actual value for the money than
any other piano sold In San Francisco. It
la one of our regular $300 styles. th«
«-<jual of which you could not get at an-
other store for less than $350 or 1400.
We car give you a handsome new 1905
•ty-^ oak case, upright piano for $218,
or if you want to go a little higher and
get one of those splendid Kirn balls we
have a few .which we will let go at $'>86
If you get op« of them, you get one of
the very best pianos made, the equal of
which would cost you but little short of
$500 elsewhere. If you are counting on
•pending $450 or $500 for a Xc .take
the car to 514 Market Street «nd we can
•how you $500 pianos at $358 and a few
•yen at $346. Here is . clear savin* tor ■
you of about $150. which seems to us
easily worth the extra nickel which It
may cost you to get to our temporary
* Pianos at Any Prio*.
If you want a piano at any particular
price, no matter how small, we can sun- i
ply you.. Our range is from $26 for a
fine old square piano and $55 for an ex
cellent used German upright, up to our
finest of Hazeltons, Lesters, . Kimballs
and .Deckers. Visit our store; Insnect
tlie stock on our four floors, and make
your own selection at the price you want
to pay. Easy terms or, everything.
Vow th« Auto-Grand.
Yesterday we received the first car of
Auto-Grands shipped to the Pacific Coast.
No . other San Francisco house has
them or can get them. This Is the new-
est and finest of the self-playing pianos.
Come and hear one play. The. addition'
of the Auto-Grand to our line of
Auto-Pianos gives us a long lead In
this new sort of piano, which is either
a piano of the regular sort or a self-
playing piano on which any one can play
the most difficult music by the use of th« :
ordinary Pianola music If you have not
•een and beard these pianos you should
not delay longer.
Call or Write To-Day.
If you live out of town write us to-
day for special bargain list and for cata-
logue and particulars of the pianos of-
fered during this sale.
Wo ship pianos everywhere, subject to
examination and trial. ,
We have but one price to all. Tour 1
child can buy of us as advantageously a«
can the keenest shopper. Remember the
place. POMJIER-EILERS MUSIC CO.,
Temporary Salesroom and office, 514
Market Street, one block below the. Pal-
•ce Hot**- -
TWO ARMY OFFICERS AND A SEWSPAPER CORRESPONDENT WHO WERE CAPTTRED BY THE JAPANESE AT THE
RATTLE OF MTKDEX TWO NAVAL OFFICERS AND A WELL-KNOWN AUTHOR ALL OF WHOM ARRIVED FROM
THE ORIENT YESTERDAY ON THE KOREA.
the Japanese were preparing to close
in on the enemy, a blinding sand
storm caused general confusion. The
Japanese, unable to Bee where they
were going, halted.
It was at this stage that Little wit
nessed what he describes as the crazi
est and bravest deed he ever saw sol
dier dare. Before the sand storm the
Russians, in their trenches, had seen
the Japanese advancing in great force.
The sand shut them from the Russian
view. A Russian captain of artillery
suddenly ordered his men to charge the
enemy. Out from the shelter of the
trenches the Russian soldiers dragged
eight guns and at full gallop the
little battery disappeard in the direc
tion of the enemy. When close to the
Japanese line the battery got into ac
tion and began pouring a murderous
fire into the Japanese lines.
This sudden onslaught threw the
Japanese into disorder and they were
preparing to deal with a large force,
when a sudden clearing of the air
showed them the eight-gun battery,
out on the open plain, without shelter,
boldly defying the hosts of the Mikado.
The artillery officer got safely back
to the Russian lines with four of
his guns. His -bold interference had
no effect on the final outcome, but it
served to delay the Japanese advance
and did much to steady the Russian
Neither Little nor the two military
attaches who returned with him on the
Korea had any idea that they would
be captured. From the information
available they were in the safest pos
sible position. Suddenly the orderly
retreat broke Into the wildest kind of
confusion and Japanese became mixed
up with Russians in a most bewilder
ing way. And then the capture and
for the captives, peace.
When it became evident that the
Russians were abandoning Mukden.
says Little, the Chinese residents of
the place opened fire on the Czar's
forces from the windows of their
house*, killing many.
ANXIOUS FOR CAPTURE.
Among the Russians were hundreds
only too anxious to be captured. These
loitered behind and added to the diffi
culties of the Russian officers in charge
of the retreat. Other Russians looted
the vodka shops, became intoxicated
and playfully fired at friend and foe
as they reele<s about the streets of the
town. With the coming of the Jap
anese in force order was quickly re
stored and the non-combatant prison
ers of war were soon on their way to
Tokio, homeward bound.
Little has served with distinction, as
war correspondent, in Cuba and In the
Philippines and enjoys a natioul repu
tation as a newspaper man.
George Ade. who has promised to
write no more fables in slang, and who
left here on the Korea, returned on the
liner yesterday. He enjoyed the trip
but wishes he had traveled under an
other name. He met many people and
declares that nearly every Introduction
was followed by a strange Bilence while
the person introduced puckered up his
face in apparent readiness to show
proper approval when the man whose
witty pen has won him wealth and a
name should say something funny.
In trying to live down his reputation
for humor Ade has acquired an almost
funereal cast of countenance. He says
he enjoyed the fresh air, feels fine and
is ready to tackle some hard work he
has mapped out for himself.
Rear Admiral Yates Sterling of the
T'nited States navy came home on the
Korea and next month will be placed
on the retired list. He was lately in
command of the Asiatic station, re
lieving Admiral Cooper. Admiral Ster
ling %vas accompanied by his wife,
daughter and son. Mrs. and Miss
Sterling have been touring Japan.
They joined the Admiral at Yokohama.
The Admiral's son, Yates Sterling Jr..
was his fathers flag lieutenant on the
Another distinguished passenger on
the Korea was Charles Denby, adviser
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 1905.
SACRAMENTO, April 20.— The inter
est in the trial of former Senator Harry
Bunkers for bribery is im .Teasing and
the courtroom was crowded all day.
George N. Tichenor told the tale of his
entrapping the accused and reiterated
it on cross-examination, while Joseph
S. Jordan began his story of corrupt
negotiations with the Senators charged
with accepting money to control their
acts as legislators in the matter of in
vestigating building and loan associa
Tichenor. who is an inspector for the
Continental Building ana Loan Asso
ciation of San Francisco, gave his tes
timony clearly and told of his con
nection with the trapping of Bunkers
On cross-examination Tichenor said
he brought the money to Sacramento
to entrap the Senators on the basis of
the suppression of supposed facts rel
ative to the Renters' Trust and the
Phoenix Building Associations. He was
told that the plan was to trap the Sen
ators on the line of preventing investi
In all his conversation with Jordan
the latter understood that the money
was paid to have protection. Jordan
did not know a trap was being pre
pared through his agency.
Jordan, who was next called, told of
his dealings with the defendant, but
his testimony was not concluded when
the court adjourned until 10 o'clock this
BANTA ROSA. April 20. — As an out
come of the recent battle beween the
California Northwestern and the new
electric railroad over a crossing, G.
W. Wade to-day began suit against the
former corporation to recover $5000
damages for injuries alleged to have
been received at that time. In antici
pation of the trouble the engines on
the California Northwestern had been
equipped with special steam pipes and
in an effort to keep the electric com
pany's employes from working at the
point In controversy steam from the
engines was turned on them. Wade,
who is connected with a local theater,
claims he was scalded and badly in
Sleeping Car to and From Sacramento
A good night' * rest may be secured by trav
eler* between San Franri»co and Sacramento.
A comfortable standard sleeper la attached to
train leaving San FrancUco dally 7 p. m.
returning with train leaving Sacramento 3:20
a. m.. the Utter arriving In San Francisco
8:20 a. m. Passengers to Sacramento allowed
to occupy berths until 7 o'clock a. m. : coming
to San Francisco, may take pcws^sslon of berths
any time after 9 o'clock on evening before. •
to Yuen Schai Kai. Viceroy of Chili,
China. Denby is said to have great
influence with the Viceroy, who is one
of the most powerful in China. Denby
says that the outlook in China is for
peace and prosperity and he expects
to return to the Flowery Kingdom and
enjoy those blessings after a short
vacation he will spend in the Eastern
Eliminate from the blood the uric and
lactic aofcis that cause rheumatism by
using Lash's Kidney and Liver Bitter*. •
Special Dispatch to The Call.
SAN JOSE, April 20.— Chief of Police
Carroll stated this evening that he was
on the trail of Professor Anton Weber
and wife, the clairvoyants who took
$2000 from Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Drew,
and that their arrest would soon be
effected. The Drews are rapidly re
covering their minds and have about
cleared themselves of the hypnotic state
into which they were placed. This
morning it was learned from D. E.
Collins, the. president of the California
Bank of Oakland, that he had secured
the money for the Drews from an East
ern bank, where it had been on deposit,
on a telegraphic order. Then they
brought the money to this city and
turned it over to Weber and his wife.
A warrant charging Mrs. Weber with
grand larceny has also been sworn to.
as it is felt certain that she h;id a
hand in the robbing of the couple. She
made a number of trips to the home
of the Drews and hypnotized them, the
last visit having been made on the
morning that she and her husband took
their departure from the city.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
SAN JOSE, April 20.— 0. W. Hillery.
who absconded from this city on March
11 last with $800 belonging to the Metro
politan Insurance Company, has been
located in the Eastern States by Sheriff
Ross. The case against him is strong,
but Go\*ernor Pardee has refused to
ifisue a requisition on the srround that
there is no funds available to return
Hillery to this State for trial. It looks
as though Hillery will not be brought
to justice as the Metropolitan Company
does not want to spend its own funds
to bring him back for trial.
TO BE JOINED IN WEDLOCK
Engagement of Alrik Haminar, Phar
• macist at Mare Island, and Miss
Lillian Bond Is Announced.
VALLEJO. April 20. — The engage
ment of Alrik Hammar and Miss Lil
lian Bond has been anonunced. The
groom haa been in the service of the
Government on Mare Island as phar
macist for a number of years and is
well known throughout the State in
fraternal circles. The bride is the
sister of Dr. F. T. Bond, rfealth Of
ficer of Vallejo, and has a wide circle
of friends. The wedding will take
place next Wednesday.
LfITTL/E GIRL IS KIIXED
IN A RUNAWAY ACCIDENT
Mother of Child Is Severely Injured
While Trying to Stop' the
CHINESE CAMP. — April 20. — As
the result of a runaway to-day Thel
ma, the seven-year-old daughter of R.
D. Anthony of Jacksonville, was run
over and killed. The family was about
to get into a buggy when the horses
beenme frightened and ran off. M,rs.
Anthony, in her endeavors to stop the
frightened horses, was dragged some
distance and severely bruised. The
child was dashed to the ground and
killed. - 1
_^ ADVERTISEMENTS. -,-_-^_
Prepare for Easter
The greatest dress day of the year is Easter — prepare for the event — now's
the time — either of our two stores is the place.
We have two large stores brimful of bright, new, Spring goods — clothing,
hats, shirts, collars, neckwear, hosiery, underwear — in fact, everything in wear-
ing apparel for men or boys and girls' outer garments.
Our assortment of 'qualities, and range of prices afford every purchaser to
buy at a price to fit his purse.
Every article in our stores is really underpriced, as other stores ask more
foi^the very same quality of goods. The immense growth of our business shows
« what a great number of people have found this out.
• Easter is Sunday— buy to-day or to-morrow. The question before you is
simply this: Are you going to buy your Easter outfit from S. N. .Wood & Co.
or go elsewhere and pay more money?
Men's Clothes g^
The style of the garment you shall wear is |l W?^. '' > "i-"l ;i; vs^^§
a matter for you to decide. However, we will fC : ~JSS2§ 3fr\tJsi»L
mention sack suits, cutaway frocks and Prince w 3S^^^W^^^
Alberts. Making the clothes in our own work- ; J/i"^^^^fe^iS^^^^^^^^^
shops, we have designed them to satisfy our ■' J^fiJHi' ' *- : " -' '-*?
patrons. That is, we have them cut to just the \ fiH|^^^^^^-S^&* ■
style identified with what is absolutely correct, '^'^^S^^^SS^^^S^r
and we also have the garments cut in modera- 'V£ '- ,
tion for men of conservative taste; and some are : *\ £!s*l
made in the cut between the ultra and the I
Sack Suits — Double and single breasted, in B^^^^^^M
blue and black and also the new straw gray — IPSHißiilrawi^ f
the gray with a tinge of cream in it, which is t- ' 'st|§j?
now so popular; also the other Spring colors ■ '4^^* ■- f
and mixtures; prices to fit all purses, from $10 • SRNH^Hk^
Cutaway 'Frocks— Three-button style in ' W^fitf % 4
black, smooth and rough finished goods, ele- fvM^ W' %m
gantly tailored; prices $12.50, $15, $20 &&M %?
and up. sSv-^B -M
Prince Alberts— Black, clay and unfinished I _ IKI
worsteds, some with silk lined lapels; others at illlll
higher prices are silk lined throughout — the " - c^|fei|
range is from $25.00 to $40.00 for a full suit. f :
Trousers— ln striped worsteds to wear with JBUt^Mi s
Prince Alberts, $3 to $8. . . SketAedfwm Be
j^l Boys' Clothes
\ SS& The mother who buys her
N??^ i «p* jfiiy son s communion or confir-
J^Kfcs£> • -' itf^yflk. mation suit here will save
'* ' 'l^k enough on her purchase to buy
X r \> -jBnL the boy his shirt, collars and
.> .*» Boys' two-piece suits as pic-
>--'^- > ""■-■.• ; ;. . \iEBmBBBm tured are all wool, double strand
_. ■«&£&■ "" *f|ls| blue serge, color guaranteed;
'^r^st^ml::^'.■■■'•■.^■ : :J^B long shawl roll lapels; also the
I . j : : : f ;:^ .'<B| natty Norfolk style; either style,
1-^^ '^^ct g°°d story book by a popn- t
JH l lliii lar author free with every boy's
Iw 'Wm su^ bought i n our stores this
WMk - Boys' Fancy Vests
r^<^^^S=?^fe4&?^^^ We Carry a s P lendid assort-
'^^^^f^SsSSM^^^' • ment of fancy vests. One would
C^s^^m^^^^^ r^' J^ delight the boy. Prices $1.00,
Girls 9 Reefers and Coats
Girls' Peter Thompson reefers, mannishly Girls' Tourist Coats, with box plaits front
cut but girlish in style, with a colored chevron and back, full flare iat bottom, in blue coverts
on sleeve and brass buttons; in tan and blue; and the new /tiger , tan no so popular; ages
. ,--, ' , v 4to 14 years ; price lower than you would ex-
ages 4to 14 years; price lower than you have pect for such swell garments, $6-50.
paid before for such good garments, $5-50- m m « v* . «»,
t v Men's Easter Hats
MPl\ Q I^#ll\f*V vP^t^ Derbies in black, also brown, russet and
A A^u a «i*vjr V vom a r,with brown bands and binding ; latest
Fancy vests, in plain shades, such as white, shapes, different proportions of brims and
tan, silver, gun metal, brown, copper, myrtle, crowns; prices $1.95. $2-50 and $3-00.
green and navy;. solid colors or with colored Soft hats in all the many shapes and colors,
figures, stripes and dots materials — basket with, plain or fancy bands prices $1 .95.
'weaves, mattings, crash, duck and mercerized $2-50 and $3-00-
goods; latest single-breasted cut; price $1 .00 John B. Stetson derbies and soft hats at ♦
to $4:00. $4.00.
■Easter neckwear, in white, pearl gray and > Straw hats, yacht shapes, fine or coarse
brighter colors, 50c and $1.00- '. . weave, from 75c up.
Gloves, reliable makes, $1-00 to $1-85 Genuine South American Panamas, $5-00
a pair. and $7-50-
B SNWOOPftfO £
. Manufacturers Wholesalers and Retailers
' 740 Market St. and Cor. Powell and Ellis