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Judge Jones Suggests Higher
Law for Lynchers
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The Federal Government Has Power
to Punish Where State Falls.
* Charge Creates Something of
a Suspicion.
Judge Thomas G. Jones, of tho
^r-^ftJiilted States court of the northern
district of Alabama, charged the
nowly Organized jury at HuntsviU*
Tuesday in a deliverance which has
been received in the nature of a sensation.
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vu?if,u wuuineu mc attention |
of the jury for nearly two hours and
deals largely with the question of
congressional legislation for the protection
of prisoners against state
mobs. v
, Judge Jones instructed the jury to
investigate the recent Maples lynching
with the view of ascertaining if
any offenses had been committed
against the laws of the United States
by the mob that lynched Horace Maples.
It is understood that the grand Jury,
composed of citizens of north Alabama,
will take up the matter vigorously.
rtiuuuK oilier tnings Judge Jon^s
Lately, as the court knows from
common knowledge, as well as from
reuorts of its officers, a mob gathered
in a stone's throw of this room, and
in insolent defiance of the judges and
laws of our state, and with studied
insult and contempt, for its civil and
military power which sought to protect
the Huntsvllle jail, assaulted the
assembled forces of the law at their
post of duty there. It broke down
the doors of tho jail', sot it on fire, re- j
sisted efforts to put out the flames, '
and obstructed officers of tho United
States in their endeavors to remove
United States prisoners from their .
pplld tn o nlonn r?f ?. ? . MM. I ~ r
vw ** |/iu\,u XJ t 1 I1IH I ruil- i
/.led and savage work wan done that.
Horace Maples, a negro, a citizen cV I
Alabama and the United Slates, who I
was there confined to bo safely kept J
to answer the laws of the state of Ala- (
bam a upon a charge of murder, !
should not be so kept and disposed of !
according to law, but instead, should
be delivered to the mob and lawlessly
put to death. * * *
The question conies unbidden to j
your lips, have you any duty to per- i
form with reference to these offenses? i
The answer involves inquiry wheth- I
/"MK^hrress lias nowpr to ntinlaVi an/ih !
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an offense, and if so, has it cxercised ;
that power by appropriate legislation? j
The great Importance of the princi- |
pies involved and the value of a right
. understanding of them demand that
Mstjie court should, give ut length the
reiuSfrrTo? the law as voll by the law
itself, that you may the bettor understand
how lo apply it.
If congress 1ms the power now to
punish the offenso in any phase of it,
that power must be found in the thir- j
l.eenth and fourteenth amendments to (
the consti'mion of the United States, j
Is it contained in either or both?
The thirteenth amendment nro
vides: 1. Neither slavery nor invol- j
untary Bervltude, except as a punish
meat for crime whereof the party shall
have been duly convicted, shall exist
in the United States, or any place
subject to their jurisdiction.
The fourteenth amendment provides.
All persons born or natural- |
ized in the United States, and subject
to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens
of the Unltod States and of tho 1
state wherein they reside. No state
nhali make or enforce any law which ;
shall abridge the privileges or im- I
munities of citizens of the United
States, nor shall any Btate deprive any
person of life, . liberty or property
without due process of law; nor deny
to any person within its jurisdiction
tho equal protection of tho laws.
Congress is ornpowered "to enforce"
?ach of these articles by appropriate '
Is Consumption Curable?
Yes! If Rydale's Elixir Is used in '
time; before too much of the lung
tissuos is involved. This modem. j
scientific medicine removes all morbid ]
irritation and inflammation from the
lungs to the surface and expels thorn
from the system. It aids expectoration,
heals tho ulcerated surfaces. r?- i
leves the cough and make? breathing
easy. Rydale's Elixir does not dry
the mucous surfaco and thus stop the
cough. Its action is just the opposite
?it stimulates and soothes. It kills
tho germs that causo chronic throat 1
and lung disease and thus aids nature
to restoro these organs to health. Trial
size 25 cents. Large nir.e 50 cent* J
The large si;vo holds 2 1-2 times* the
trial alzo. tf i
| One Case Dismissed and Another la
Tlfti cour* at Gainesville, Kla., Wed*
Pf nofjday overruled on all the eight
grounds, the motion of W. M. Hollo* j
way to quash the Indictment against .
him fur criminal libel and sustained
tho Indictment. AfterwaHsi, tho I
Btato s attorney nol prossed tj. . 'Motment
and Immediately brought a now
one on additional grounds.
Holloway was nominated In tho
democratic primaries for the >.ilco of
cjtntr* onnnfilit^fwlnnl , f miMf/t Inol I
oiuvu oui*vii?ivv?imuuv ui jmiimjv, Iiinu uv j
tlon nnd was subsequently arrested
and bound over on the chargo of crinr
inal libel, the act alleged against biro
being the circulation of a letter purporting
to bavo been written by his
opponent for tho nomination, in
wblch certain words had been inter
polated. ,
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G JurtmartL'l at Savannah Formulates
"8ecret" Verdict In Captain's
Case?Lieut. Mell Arraigned.
T'le courtmartlal sitting In trial on
the case of Captain Robert M. Hitch,
charged with dereliction bt rititv 'n
connection with tho lynching and
burning of Iteed and Cato at Statosboro,
concluded its hoaring at Savannah
Wednesday morning and arrived
at a verdict during the afternoon, after
four hours' deliberation behind
closed doors.
Tho verdict Is seel id, and will not
be mado public until it has reached
tho state authorities in Atlanta. The
Morning Nevra in its report of the
easo says:
"Though tho courtmartial will not,
of course, make public its finding in
mu tusu ui v./uj)iuin uuca, tne extent
to which tho court went is reasonably
certain. Captain Hitch has not been
recommended for dismissal, but Instead
will be reprimanded in a public
manner by the governor.
"It is possible that a temporary suspension
has also been recommended.
The limit of punishment which can bo
inflicted by a courtmartial's recommendation
on a militia officer is dismissal
from the service, a fine of $1,000
or a prison sentence of one year's
Tiie finding in the Hitch ot.o will
not be sent to the adjutant general
until tho cases of Lieutenant Moll,
Lieutenant Morrison, Lieutenant Cone
and Lieutenant CJriner have been con
At throe o'clock the doors wore
closed hy the court martial for the
consideration and preparation of the
An hour later the doers wore opened,
and the court announced that the
case of Lieutenant Mell would be <<t
once taken up. D. C. Harrow, counsel
for Mell, entered a general denial of
all the charges.
Captain R. M. Hitch was the first
witness. His testimony was a repetition
of that which he had previously
given in his own behalf.
Poured Croton Oil Over Teacher's Dinr>~
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iimu ruisuiiiiig Wd? riCSUIX.
Croton oil Is alleged to have been
the artlele used by two yr .ng women
of the vicinity of Bainbridge, Ga., with
which to revenge themselves upon
their teacher. The general opinion is
that the girlg used the oil as a joke.
Professor George Byrne, a venerable
and much loved teacher, abov.t
sixty years of ago, conducts the school
at Bethany church. He boards at the
home of Everett Barber, a highly respected
farmer, and spends the .lay at
the school house, where he carries his
well-filled dinner pail and there partakes
of the midday meal in the midst
of the usual throng of noisy pupils.
He is a teacher of the good old school
and believes In the enforcement of
strict discipline.
A few weeks ano it became his .inrv
to severely reprove a couple of his
young lady pupils for inattention to
their hooks. Those girls (11(1 not take
kindly to tho reproof and determined
to get even with the old man. So tho
next Saturday while in town they piocured
a 10-cent bottle of croton oil. On
Monday at tho morning recess hour
they secretly poured the contents of
the bottle over the contents of the
old man's dinner bucket, consisting j
of hard boiled eggs, fried ham, and
gravy, biscuits and tea cakes, making
an opening so that tho oil would penotrate
the eggs.
At the noon hour tho professor, not
feeling well, ate only one egg. In a
very abort time afterwards lie was i
convulsed with pain and was compell- I
ed to dismiss the school. IIo attrib* '
uted his illness, from which he recovered,
to natural causes, and not to
the poisonous medicine.
Whon he reached home nt nicrht tho
good housewife, seeing the dinner of i
the professor untouched, mingled it
with the supper she was preparing. |
Comequently, in a short time after j
supper, the wholo Barher family and !
the professor, too, were taken vio- 1
iently ill. A physician's services were
obtained as soon as possible and he
pronounced them poisoned, but was
unable to ascertain its nature.
They all remained in bed for a
week and some of them have not yet
fully rocovered.
After the news of the poisoning bocame
known hi the neighborhood one
of the school girls told that she saw
the young ladios when they omptiud
the contents of a botile In the pro-feasor's
bucket. When approached
about the matter they frankly confessed
what they had done. The school
trusteeB mot and suspended thorn, but
beyond that It is thought that no fur
thor action will bo taken. Tho school
was closed for two weeks In consequence
of tho occurrence.
Attorney General Seeks to Have Coun
ty Officer Impeached.
Attorney General MaHsoy Wilson, of
Alabama, lias filed Impeachment proceedings
with the supreme court
against Sheriff A. D. Rogers, of Madison
Ho l? charged with neglect of duty
in not protecting the nogro murderer,
Maples, who was killed on tho night
September 8th In Huntsvllle. The
hearing has been Bet for November 24.
Tons of Seed and Cords of Wood AI30
Destroyed. .
The Jersey cotton oil mill at Jersey,
Walton county, On., ten miles nortH0M
Covington, together with 100 tons of
cotton soo;l and 1,30(> cords of wood,
was destroyed by fire at 1 o'clock
Thursday morning. IJy hard work Lie
glunory and oil tanlfu woro saved.
! Progress of Fight Satisfaci
torvtoJan Fip.Irl Marshal.
I Advantages Gained by Kuropatkin's
Forces arc Lost and Positions
Abandoned?Fierce Fighting
on All Sides.
Thursday's dispatches state that no
appreciable progress has been mado
j in the projected advance southward of
tho Russian army under General Ivuropatkin
since the initial success of the
movement in the capture of Bentslnn- I
i ut/.e.
| Fighting of thn most stubborn <loI
scription continues along the entire
j front. Field Marshal Oyama reports
' the capture of 30 guns from the Uus1
sians and claims distinct successes in
forcing the Russians to retire from
some of their advance.! positions.
General Kuropatkin's report to Em!
peror Nicholas is couched in guarded
I terms and claims nothing in the way
j of accomplished results.
Reports from the Russian military
i commander at Port Arthur show that
, the Japanese have brought a shell
I ?1 t,-, l.nn. ??. _ I r . mi. .
, .nvi ivy uvui v>u luu inner luriress. i lie
garrison, however, is represented to
' be hopeful of tho outcome of the siege,
News from Japanese headquarters
is to tho effect that the victory of the
Japanese left army Wednesday was
a decisive one. The Russians fought
] bravely and several times attempted
counter attacks. The Japanese repuls!
ed them every time and continued
I their steady advance. The left wing
' of the Tefl army threatened to envelop
j the Russian right, compelling the Russians
to retreat. The Japanese artillery,
including the batteries captured
i from the Russians, did their usual
splendid work in shelling the trenches
j and the retreating Russians.
A Tokio special of Thursday says:
! It \c rnnnriA/1 ?Vx,. i* :
I.. Mini, ill.: IVIIsniUUN lire
retiring along the entire front and that
I the Russian force at Henzihu is probi
ably enveloped.
General Oku has captured twenty!
five Russian guns, making a total of
! about thirty Russian guns whicn
I have fallen Into the hands of the Jap;
anese since the battle began.
A Mukden special says: The battle
sontli of th^s place continued throughI
out Wednesday with ever increasing
i fury. In it respect of desperateness,
1 bravery am i bloodshed, it far exceeds
i oven the tf ttle of Liao-Yang.
| Toward?'evening the Japanese re|
pt-atedly assumed the offensive. The
j fight continues today with unabated
j fury and determination. It. is now the
j fourth day of the battle.
j A Tokio dispatch under Thursday's
j date is as follows: The latest telegrams
from the front indicate the con!
tinuation of Japanese success.
General Oku's left army alone has- '
t ged 25 guns. The*Russians made two j
j desperate counter-attacks against the !
! Japanese left, hut were repulsed with |
i heavy slaughter.
The Japanese commanders in their |
i reports give expression to their ad!
miration of the valor of the Russians.
| It is yet too early to measure the
; results of the tremendous struggle
which has been waged for the past ;
three days south of Mukden, but all
reports reaching Tokio indicate that
General Kuropatkin has been decisively
whipped and severely punished.
The Russian commander was evidently
caught while making his disposi- j
ions with his forces scattered and lie
was beaten before he could recover.
Much depends on the ability and
resolution of the Japanese in amply- I
ing and following up their advantages, j
Kuropatkin may turn tin in favorable I
ground an,I succeed In beating back
tho Japanese onslaught, but the tide
seems against him.
The Japanese have begun a desperate
effort to turn the Russian right,
and if ttiis effort should be success- 1
ful. it will carry disaster to the Russian
M?y*r of Chicago Confer? With Ptr
ker Concerning Political Affair*.
A New York dispatch says: Carter
II. Harrison, mayor of Chicago, conferred
Wednesday with Judge Parker
I concerning political affairs in Illinois,
j Wisconsin and Indiana. He pledged
j the loyalty of all wings of the democratic
party in Illinois, declared that
factionalism In his state has been
ciiuiiuaiuw, uuu i nai ui(! vrt'i uiuii vwm
is democratic, concluding with tho
statement that ttiis gives to tho demo,
crats a chance to carry a stat<\ wiiich,
ho said, is normally republican.
Symptoms of Liver Disease.
Sick headache, constipation, biliousnoss,
melancholia, dizziness, dullness
J and drowsiness, coated tongue, slimy J
I teeth, bad breath. Kydale's Liver
Tablets will reliove any of these symptoms
in a few hours and speedily correct
the troublo. They act upon the
liver, bilo, bladder and duct, Intostines
and bowels as a stimulant and tonic.
Those who use these tablets ilnd their
action perfect, and results satisfactory.
Fifty chocoiato coated tal)lots in each
box. I'rlcc, 25 cents, tf
Treaty on Morocan Difference Ha?
Been Signed Up.
A Parla special aaya: Foreign Mlnj^hrter
Delcaflso and M. Leon y Caotillo.
tho Spanish ambassador, Friday signed
tb* Spanish French aqreemont relative
to Morocco, which has boon tho
subjoct of oxtended and dlfllcult negotiations.
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Monster and Magnificent Battleship
Glides from Ways at Bath, Maine,
in Midst of Imposing Ceremony.
At 1:52 o'clock Tuesday afternoon,
ut me pain iron wonts, mo largest
vessel ever built in tho state of
Maine, the twin-screw first-class batI
tie ship Georgia was launched.
Tho battle ship was gaily decoratcd
with Hags and bunting, as were also
the ofllces and yard buildings, in honor
of the occasion. Excursionists from
all sections of Maine were present to
witness tho launching, and the party
entertained by the officials of the company
included Governor Joseph .T?.
Terrell, of Georgia, and Mrs. Terrell,
Judge and Mrs. Hamilton Mc\7??orter,
Miss Camilla McW'horter, Congressman
F. Carter Tate, Miss Stella Tate
and Congressman W. C. Adamson, ail
of Georgia,
Miss Tate was escorted to the
launching platform by Vice President
John S. Hyde, and instructed in her
duties as sponsor. Mr. Hyde had also
personal supervision of the launching.
A method somewhat different from the
usual one of releasing the hull by severing
a cord'was employed on this o<;c&iUon,
when sawyers standing beicath
the vessel so*' "d the monstrous
shoe pieoo wi'" ( !
the V was started tjv -ara/v ~ ?
,er ^ & K
' hfcgati to move,
Miss "\e a bottle of champagne
tlie bow, naming t^e
craft nor of her own state. As
the stem parted the surface of the
Kennebec river, (he CJeorgia was saluted
by numerous craft and manufacturing
plants along the shore, all of
which were acknowledged by iter si-en
and whistle, the battle sbi',? being
launched with steam up. Both military
masts were in position, as well
as t#)j conning tower, and the throesmoke
funnels \\i\jch gave the vessel
moro the appearance of a completed
battle ship than any previously
Following the launcl' 5 .1 luncheon
was served.
The Georgia is on/ he tTirce battle
ships authorized' er an act of
congress, approved Match 3, 1890, and
is also a duplicate of the two author
i4<;u uiiu upprovcd jiiiio 7, l'JUU. 151(13
for these live battle ships were opened
at the navy department November 15
1900, and In February, 1901, the Dat.n
Iron Works was awarded the contract
for the building of the Georgia, a sister
ship of tho Virginia, Rhode Island.
New Jersey and Nebraska, at a contrad
price of $3,590,000.
The Georgia belongs to the most
powerful type of battle ship afloat, and
also to the largest class. She has a
trial* displacement of 15,000 tons, and
is 435 feet long, 70 feet and To inches
beam, and under trial conditions will
draw 24 feet, while she has an extreme
draft of 1>C feet when fully loaded
and equipped with stores, coal, ammunition,
Tho craft is fully protected by the
best, of armor, having a combined
weight of 3,700 gross tons, and which
Includes a main belt extending the en
tiro length of each side from eleven
to four Inches thick. The 12-inch turrets
and barbetts are covered with u
10-inch armor, the 8 inch turrets and
barbetts with 6-inch armor. The conning
tower is 0 inches thick, the signal
tower 5 inches thick and TTle gun
protection and splinter bulk heads ara
2 and 3 Inch* vick.
The battery of .he Georgia consists
of four 12-inch breech-loading rifiesj
twelve Clinch breech-loading rifles of
rapid movement, twelve 3-inch breechloading
rapid-fire rifles, twelve 3pounder
guns, four one pounder automatic
guns, two 3-inch field guns, two
machine guns and six automatic guns.
There are also four submerged torpedo
Millars Meet at Nashville.
The Southern Millers' Association,
renrenenHntr nvpr tMitrt into onn r.f
vested capital, began its annual ros
Hlon in Nashville Tuesday. E. M.
Kelly, of Nashville, wan re-elected
president, and W. II. Donnelly continued
as secretary, with local headquarters
in Nashville.
Steamar Call Goes Down Off Halifax
With Nineteen 8ouls.
A special from Halifax, Nova Sco
tia, says: The steamer Call, hound
from Tracadie, N. B , for New Lon#l?n
T> M T li na ?ww>.> eiinl' non. V??u>
A message received from New London
by John Fagar, one of the owners
of the Call, confirmed the report of
the loss of the steamer. There were
nineteen people on board the Call, including
fourteen passengers.
Puts an End to it All.
A grievous wail oftimes comes as
a result of unbearable pain from overtaxed
organs. Dizziness, baekache,
Liver Complaint and Constipation.
Hilt ItlftnllB r?r ttlt.fr'o I If..
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Pills, they pht an end to it all. They
are gentle, but thorough. Try them.
I Only 25c. Guaranteed by Pickens
[ Drug Co. tf
Negro is Visited By a "Before Day
Club" Bent on Assassination,
E. J. England, a wed known negro
| living in J.ho suburba of Valdosta, Qa.,
I till* ~ -
I v|'I'I lr? lUill. l\ IIIUU UL IlV^I <!?'?, WIIO
had formed themselves into a "beforo
day club" had made a determined effort
to assassinate him Wednesday
England believes that his nssailnnls
were mombers of a committee from
his church which had determined to
kill him. Ho says there have been
serious dissent Ions In tho church recently,
and ho is accused of inciting
tho trouhlo.
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' Crisis is Reached in Bloody j
Conflict in Far East.
| |
; Kuropatkin and Oyama Move Against
Each Other for What is Considered
the Crucial Test of
A Tokio dispatch of Thursday mora- I
j tug states that general activity has
i been resumed in the theatre of war. ;
! Field Marshal Oyamu lias met Gen- i
i erai ivuropatkin's advanco with a
general advance oL' the general
strength of his force along a broad
i front.
The opposing forces wore in touch j
I Wednesday, and it. is beiloved a great i
' battle south of the Hun river is in- ,
j evitable.
1 Besides this direct movement, the
j Russians are attempting to strike the 1
' Japanese ri#?Iit at two points widely j
, separated.
A previous dispatch contained the
information that a battle south of
. Mukden raged uninterruptedly all of
'Tuesday and into the night. It was
i continued Wednesday. The results
> have not been decisive. The Russians j
' have a heavy force on the Japanese j
; right to the Taitae river, but it is 1
; believed that the Japanese have checkj
ed the Russian turning movement.
Field Marshal Oyama reports that
there was fighting along almost tlio ,
entire line since October 10, and that 1
the Japanese are gaining ground and
that the Russian attack 011 Sien-Chang |
on tho Hun river, 35 miles southwest
of Mukden, was repulsed.
A general Japanese advance along
a broad front towards Mukden is pro- I
A brigade -of Russian infantry, |
1 with 2,000 cavalry and two guns, hav- i
lng the object of striking General j
Kuroki's flank, crossed the Taitse riv- i
er October 9. The Japanese cut off
the retreat of this force and possi- ,
bly will capture it.
Apprehension in St. Petersburg.
A St. Petersurg special of Thurs- !
; clay says: The failure to receive I
1 news that tho Russians achieved de- !
! risivr* rpallltu in ..'r.
. ? w ? vutuvu ait ** UUIICOIIU r> L
J north of Yentai, coupled with the Tokio
report that Field Marshal Oyaina
is gaining ground, causes increased
The dispatch of the Associated
j Press from Tokio was the first positive
information that Russian troops
in any force were already across the
I Taitse river, although it was already
l known that some cavalry had passed
' over the river, but the report that an!
other column was attempting to cut
the Japanese line of communication
with the Yalu river did not come as a
surprise, as it was known?although i
j not revealed for st rategic ii-usons?
I that wide turning operations were
1 proceeding on the Russian extremo
left, screened by the column operating
against Shanpintaidze.
I General SakharotY, telegraphing Wed- !
nesday evening, conlirms the reports
of desperate lighting north of Yental,
! where the heights were alternately i
lipid by the Russians and Japanese.
As Is natural, the absence of official
news is pessimistically interpreted in
many quarters, but the general staff,
though reticent, counsels patience,
pointing that the offensive movement
was planned upon a large scalo and
has not yet reached a stage where a
decisive result could have been at
. tained.
The frontal attack on the Ventaf
mines developed a desperate battle,
in which probably 100,000 men are en
gaged; but though the dispatches so
far deal almost exclusively with this
' feature of the battle, it is poiuted out
that there is a much wider field Involved.
a ?.?. i
r /? "h"i. wii uir uiutmuii ivil i ui 111\
hau not developed and possib'y here
General Kutxipatkin intends to deliver
hia main blow.
Suicide Prevented.
The startling announcement tiiat a 1
: preventive of suicide had been (lis1
covered will interest many. A run |
down system, oi despondency invariably
precede suicide and something has
been found that will prevent that con
dition which makes suicide likely. At
the first thought of self destruction,
take Electric Hitters. It being a great
tonic and nervine, will strengthen the
nerves and build up the system. Its
also a great Stomach, Liver and Kidney
regtdator. Only 50c. Satisfaction
guaranteed by Pickens Drug Co.
With Hands Clasped Robert Gill and
Bessie Stone are Found Dead.
Mis* Bessie Stone and Robert irill.
who elope.1 / >m Ashland. Va., Tuesday,
were found tlend with their hands
clasped, near a pond in that vicinity
Thursday by a searching party.
A bullet hole in the head of each
told the story of supposed double sutl
cide, or murder and suicide.
Miss Stone was shot behind the ear
and 0111 in the forehead. Gill had
taken off his coat and vest. The indl- !
cations are that he killed the girl and
then shot himself.
Plants in Spartanburg District Forced
to Run on Half Time.
The cotton mills of Spartanburg 1
county, S. C., and section, locatod on :
streams from which they derive their j
power, aro now facing a Ofisis on ae- }
count of the oxcoedlnR'y low water.
Thero are somo mills that aro running
threo days in the week on account
of the lack of water power. |
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Japs Check Advance of Russians, But
They Come Again?Bloody Battle
is Progressing.
An Associated Press dispatch of
Tuesday from Mukden was as follows:
f'A bloody battlo Is raging six miles
north of Yentai railroad'station. The
Japanese on Sunday fell bsck along
ttao whole of the north front and th?
Russian advance guards crossed th?
Schili river (about lialf way between
Mukden and Liao-Yang) and enrao
within three miles of Yentai.
"Yesterday, however, the Japanese
received strong reinforcements of in
fantry and artillery and not only held
their positions, but even assumed the
offensive. The fighting lasted the entire
day and night. The Japanese directed
their artillery lire with great
skill and searched tho Russian positions
so fiercely that Vhe Russians full
back north of the Soldi i river, which
crosses the railroad seven miles from :
"The Russians this morning resiun- |
od their advance, once mores crossing !
the Schlli river and engaged the Jap- i
anese two miles south of it. A terrific |
artillery engagement is proceeding 1
along the entire front. The result of
tho battle is still undecided."
Has No Apology to Make for His
Course of Action at Statcsboro. '
When, the courtmartial court to try j
Captain Hitch and others reconvened
nt Savannah Tuesday morning H. P.
Guerrant, repri ativo of The Savannah
Press, was p)ace<l on the stand.
The principal testimony of tho
morning session was that of Sheriff i
Kcndrick. who stated that lu> iiad j
been instructed by Judge Daly that ;
Captain Hitch was in command of
the situation and that when the mob
began its attack lie did not have sufficient
force to repel tho outbreak gainst
the leaders and therefore rushed
Into the prisoners' room to save the
pgroea. j
Mr. Guerrant testified that nothing ;
la Judgo 'Daly's remarks in sentencing
the convicted prisoners could no
considered as having incited the out-,1
br*ak. He spoke of having several con ! 1
ferences between Captain Hitch and
Judge Daly and that the general im- 1
presslon up the time of the trouble !
was that there would be no outbreak.]
Ho said Judge Daly had the day he- :
foro strongly advised against mob i
violence, saying that it would be an i
insult to the law and the court. He i
declared that Captain Hitch acted very t
promptly when the demonstration be
gan and that Sheriff Kendrieks, when
the mob pressed up to tho door of the j
court house, did what he could to re- 1
pel the attack. Lieutenant Charles E. j
Cone stated that his command, the |
Statesboro company, had their guns j
loaded when Captain Hitch arrived and j
ordered them to unload, lie said \>ieu- i
tenant Mclntyre had charge of the
distribution of ammunition.
Captain it. M. Hitch, of company 1. 1
then took the stand in his defense, j
His statement was minute and occupied
three and a half hours. Regarding
the alleged failure to coucoct. a plan of i
defense, the witness said:
"Looking at it in the light of sub- [
sequent events, 1 have no apology to
make myself or to anybody for nuy .
course or step 1 took. My own judg- I
ment was that I did just right. If I
had known some of the things I know
now, I might have shot some of the
people to begin with. Napoleon Bonaparte
lost Waterloo, and Robert. E.
l>ee lost Gettysburg," said Captain
Hitch in conclusion, "and if a mere
failure renders one liable to prose- \
rutlon. there is no hone."
Young Barrister in Augusta Violates
Ethics of Profession.
On the charge of grossly violating j
the ethics of the profession, T. S. i
Lyons was found guilty by the Au- !
guata, Ola., Bar Association, and will
We privately reprimanded. Me will alm>
be notified that any repetition of the i
offenses will nlt-an expulsion from the j
aflsociation and the bringing of proceedings
for disbarment.
The first charge was the improper
use of a possessory warrant proceeding
to collect a claim.
The second charge was that of
changing the date on a court paper
and the signing of an affidavit of service
when no service bad been completed.
National Bank Closed bv Run.
The comptroller of tho currency has
been advised by the president of the
First National Hank, Claysvllle, Ph.,
that he closed its doors Tuesday in
consequence of a run Monday. National
Hank Examiner 0. W. Robinson
has bfton appointed receiver.
Shaft to Confederate Veterans Will
Be Erected in Eufaula, Ala.
Tho Daughters of the Confederacy
bavo at last secured sufficient funds
with which to begin the erection of a
confederate monument at Eufaula.
Ala., and work will ur?r?i nt,1,11,1. 11/..
in that, direction. The structure will
cost close to $o5,000. lion. Bon
Screws, of Montgomery, wiil deliver
the address at the unveiling.
. j
Agricultural Department Sends Forth
a Warning to Growers.
Tho department of agriculture In
Washington, in a circular Issued Wednesday,
warns? planters throughout tho
^otton belt, that in their efforts to proeuro
an oarly crop of cotton to avoid
damage I v boll weevils, they must i
not overlook tho p.reat prime factor
in thp cor.t ol of the post, tho destruction
Gf the stalks In th i early autumn. '
Over-Work Weakens ^
Your Kidney^.
Unhealthy Kfdnevs Malt* ???j \
All the blood in your body passes througb \
your kidneys once every three minutes. \
rt kidneys amyour 4
/ xJ*v*p. blood purifiers, the* fit))
ter out 'ho wastevor
JTp^Sru impurities in the blo^L.
Irvt m If they are sick or oat
jKlJw/ y| of order, they fail to
ur' JH^S \ their work. \
I Pains, aches andrlttroJ
matism come from ex? \
^4 -IT^ ccss of uric acid In the
??~ v> blood, due to neglected
kidney trouble.
Kidney trouble causes quick or unsteadyheart
beats, and makes one feci as though
thsy had heart trouble, because the heart fs
over-working in pumping thick, kidneypoisoned
blood through veins and arteries.
It used to be considered that only urinarytroubles
were to be traced to the kidneys1,
but now modern science proves that nearlyall
constitutional diseases have their beginning
in kidney trouble. i
If you are sick you can make no mistake
by first doctoring your kidneys. The mild
and the extraordinary effect of Hi
Swonm-Root, the great kidney remedy U&
soon i^Uzed. It stands the highest for Urn
v/ondcMrcures of the inost distressing ctaex
by allH
cent al
free, sH
& CuSHSj
the |
N, Y.H
S'tnv I
liave I
Ihen I
liavc I
ti irin^^H
They I
lo hcm^H
ihat i|H
Taken With Cramps.
Wm. Kirmse, a member of tho
bridge gang working near Littlepott
was taken suddenly ill Thursday night
with cramps and a kind of cholera
His case was so severe that ho had
to have the members of the crew wait
upon him, and Mr. Gilford was cslied
and consulted. He told them he had
a medicine in tho form of Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy that ho thought would help
him out, and accordingly several do8?a
were administered with the result that
the fellow was able to bo around next
(lay. Tho incident speaks quite ^
ly of Mr. Gifford'a medicines.?kHldor.
Iowa, Argue. J
This remedy never fails. Kecfc it
In your home, it may save life. Vor
sale by Pickens Drug Store, Rarlv's
Drug Store, T. N. Hunter, Liberty, tf
Dead Millionaire Left Over $300,000 to
Various Public Charities.
More than $.'{00,000 was given to various
public charities, schools and %
churches by the late James Callahan,
of Des Moines, Iowa, whose will was gj
opened and read in that city i hursday m
afternoon. At tne head of the list i?
Talladega, Ala., college, which receiv
ed $100,000. Otner bequests were:
Iowa Humnno Society. for the Homo <S
of Drunkards' Wives, $50,000; Iowa.
lOqual SufTrnge Association, $3,000;
Homo for Agort Negroes. Den Moines, 1
$6,000; American Peace Society, Boe- 4,
ton, $10,000; National Tomperaneo c
and Publication house, Boston, $10,- jm
The DeatH Penalty. <v
A little thing sometimes results in gSj
death. Thus .. mere scratch, iBsigni- VH
flcant cuts or puny boils have paid tb? V
doath penalty. It is wiso to have *
Bucklen's Arnica Salvo over handy.
It's the host Salve on earth and will
prevent fatality, when Burns, Boron,
I'lcors and Piles threaten. Only 25c
at Pickens Drug Co. t?
Ex-Governor of Massachusetts Named
to Fill Unexpired Term.
Governor John I... Batos, of Masta
chusntts. has appointed Former. Ckwernor
W. Murray Crane, of l\^\too. Jk
United States senator, to fill til \nexpired
term of George F. HoaV
cently deceased.
Mr. Crane has informed Governor
Bates that he will accept. lie Ik one
of lho largest paper manufacturers In
the state and has been prominent I*
stato politics for a snore of years. In.
IfifiT he was elected lieutenant governor,
and In 1900 became governor, t,A
which office he held for a number of
years. ,
Cholera Infantum.
This (llRonHG has lost its terrora
> since Chamberlain's CcMc, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy camovlnto general
j use. Tho uniform auccooV which at'
tenuis the tise of this rom<idy in all
casoa of bowel complaints inV^hlren
has mado it a favorite wherever ita ,JkI
valno has become known. For Rati *by Jm
Pickens Drug Store, Mario's
Store, T N. Hunter, Liberty. t^Bj

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