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r?SDOTlB WATCHMAN. R*tat>?tt??<i April, i860* "Be Just and Fear not-Let all the Ends thou Aims t at be thy Country's thy God's and Truth's. TBI TR?B SOUTHRON, Established Jane i s
Oosoli dated 4ug. 2,1881 Sew Series-To!. XXIII. So. 3G ??. Gk Osteon? ^SUMTER, 8. C. T1KK3 : $1 50 per annum-io ?fan?e. i?TIITI?IISfi: ?toe Square fi?st insertion. .$1 CO .very subs?quent insertion........ .... 50 Contracts for titree mon tbs, or longer wil .De made at reduced rates. Ail communications whjcb au&serve private interests will be charged forasadvertiementa. Obituaries and tributes of respects will b; ?sharged for. mm t? ffiB. Witter Rss?d?Hts from Providence, R. U, Lese $888 Worth ef Jewelry. Aiken, March -29.-Kobbers visited ? the residence of Mr. William Gros? venor, a wealthy winter resident from Providence R. I. last night between the hours of 7 and ll o'clock and rifled -ali the upstairs rooms while the house? hold were below. When the family weat to their zooms to retire for the night the tumbled np condition of their dressers and .jewelry cases ap? prised them of their loss. A summary of the missing articles is as follows. One pearl sunburst pin, .diamond.in centre-; three pocketbooks * with small stuns of money, one of the parses bavins; initials A. L. P. on out? side.? one gold enamelled watch ; one sapphire and gold pin; one pearl pendant ; one gold locket and watch charm ; one small pasteboard box con taicing one pearl ear-ring, set in black .enamel; one pendant rose, in pink enamel, diamonds and pearl centre, with chain.; one pink silk box contain? ing diamond snap.; one amethyst pia, two rows of pearls:; one gold bracelet animal's head:; one gold ring, with a dine diamond set. Mr. Grosvenor-estimates the value of the missing articles to be about $80& No cine to the robbers has been discovered as yet. < , <mmr ? i -? Murder at Denmark. '. I Denmark, Harch 29.-The body of ."Willie Lucas was found near the un - -ion- depot last night about 9 o'clock. The man had been dead something Hke an hoar, death having been caused by a pistol ball, which entered the right side and passed through the body, piercing the heart No one saw the shooting, though it is thought that it occurred as the trains were coming in at S o'clock. Circum r sttances, however,, pointed to John love, a brother-in-law of Lucas, as the guilty party. The two men were together yesterday, they were drunk, .and were seen in a buggy after dark. Love acted in a strange and unnatural manner when told of the death of Lucas. He was still drnnk today. He claims to know nothing of the shooting. At the inquest this atfer noon the jury rendered a verdict that Willie Lucas came to his death from ? gunshot wound in the hands of John jLove. ^Nothing Equal to Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy for Bowel Complaints in Children. "We have used Chamberlain's Colic, O olera and Diarrhoea Remedy in our family for year*." says Mrs. J. ? Cooke, of Neder lands, Texas. "We have given it to all of our children. We have used other medicines for the same purpose, but never found anything to equal Chamberlain's. If you will use it as directed it will always cure.*** For palo by China'? Drug Store. ??tt?le Rock, Ark, March 29.-Re? turns have been received from seventy one out of seventy-five counties, and these show tbat Governor Jefferson Davis is entitled to 302 delegates in the State Convention. The number necessary, to nominate is 222. Judge Wood has conceded that on the 'face of the returns be has not enough counties to win the nomianticn bnt he wil! appeal to the State Convention and cosiest the vote as returned ia a number of counties Good for Children. The pleasant to take and harmless One Minute Cough Cnre gives immediate re? lief in ali cases of cough, croup and la grip oe because it does not pass immedi? ately into the stomach, but takes effect right at the seat of the trouble. 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RYDALE'S TO .VIC is a Hot* tili.-1er, a nerve restorer, r:.d a ?lalari: des!:c. "r. Try it, it \M'A n*A ?i?a|> Dom; v ou. # THE NEW PENSION ORDER. Secretary Hitchcock Answers the Senate's Demand for Informa? tion and Defends M?s Order. - Washington, March 29.-The Secre? tary of the Interior today sent to tbe Senate a communication in response to Senator Overman's resolution, di? recting the Secretary to- furnish to the Senate a copy of the order issued by the department enlarging the Pen? sion Act of June 27, 1890, and amendments as to the disabilities of applicants for pensions and to report, by what. amount the order will in? crease pensions annually. Secretary Hitchcock in his reply maintains that the order referred to is clearly within executive authority and in conformity with existing law and methods which haye heretofore prevailed in its administration. He continues : ^ "Disability, partial or complete, to perform manual labor, is the sole mea? sure of the right to a pension under this Act of June 27,1890. The ele? ment of manual labor is fundamental. If, in adjudication of a pension claim it shall be determined that the appli? cants' pensionable disaiblities render him wholly incapacitated for manual labor, his pension rating will he ac? cordingly even though the applicant may be then occupied, with distin? guished usefulness in some field of in-. tellectual endeavor. "It is well understood that there is a natural decay of the physical .pow? ers, due solely to age, which impairs' man's capacity to earn support by his own manual labor. "Not only does the Act itself pro? vide that "each and every infirmity shall be duly considered,1 but the de? cision^ under it uniformly recognize the principle that disabilities due to senility alone aie pensionable." "The order in question merely lays down as a convenient mle of decis? ion, and a rebuttal presumption of fact, that one who is otherwise en? titled and is 62 years of age, is par? tially disabled from earning a liveli? hood by his hands ; that one who is 65 is more disabled for manual work; that one who is 68 is in a still greater degree incapable of earning a support by manual labor, and that one of 70 is completely disabled in this regard." f The acting commissioner of pen? sions estimates that the order of March 15, 1904 will result in an in? creased expenditure annually of $5, 400.00. Dun & Ca.'s Trade Review. New York, April 1.-R. G. Dun & Co's Weekly Review of Trade tomor? row will say : Much deferred eastern business was transacted during the last few days, and some sections report satisfactory results, hut at many points the weather is not yet normal, and, on the whole, the season's trade thus far compares unfavorably with last year's volume. Manuafcturing returns continue con? flicting ; iron and steel plants gaining ground,foot weal exhibiting the nat? ural reaction from an unprecedented production in 1903, while textile mills have much idle machinery and little forward business to encourage opera? tion. Lumber and building materials are in better demand, although floods at the west and labor troubles at the east retarded structural work to some extent. / At Baltimore the general situation is satisfactory, despite the fact that rebuilding of the devastated district is hampered by efforts to secure leg? islative enactments regarding the ar? rangement of streets. Transportation is still interrupted by scarcity, of cars, although in the coke region there is less congestion, and railway earnings thus far report? ed for*March are but 1.2 per cent, smaller than last year. Agricultural prospects are unchang? ed, better weather conditions at some point being offset by less favorable news from other regions and the price situation is extremely irregular. ' Sellers of cotton have counted on a liberal supplementary business, owing to small initial purchases but thus far buyers ^ave been able to confine operations within narrow limits. In so far as anv change is preceptible in the market, the tone is slightly weaker and little forward business is reported. Trade in woolens continues dull. Com? mercial failures this week are 208 against 173 the corresponding week last year. For Southern Education. Birmingham, Ala., April 2.-Ad? vices received by the local committee in charge of the arrangements for the meeting here the latter part of this moLth of the Conference for Education in the South indicate that it will be the lareest and most notable gathering of the kind ever held. In addition to leading educators who will attend from all of the southern States from Mary? land to Texas the participants in the conference will include a large party of Northerners interested in the edu? cational problem. This party will be headed by Robert C. Ogden of New York, who is the president of the conference. Hobbed the Grave. A startling incident is narrated by John Oliver, of Philadelphia, as followa: 4T was in an awful condition. My skin wag al? most yellow, e\ es sunken, tongue coated, pain continually in back and sides. Grow? ing weaker day by day. Three physisian* had given me up. Then was advised to use Electric Bitters ; to my great joy the first bottle made a decided improvement. I continued their use for three weeks, and j am now a well man. I know they robbed ? the grave of another victim." No one \ should fail to try them. Only r>0 cents guaranteed at J. F. W. DeLorme's drpg store.. JAPS VICTORS Ol LAND. Only Small Forces Were Engaged But the Japanese Held Their Ground Gallantly and Russians Had to Re? treat. St. Petersburg, March 29.- The Em? peror has received a dispatch from Gen. Kuropatkin giving a long report from Gen. Mishtchenko, dated at 10 p. m., March 28, which says that an im? portant engagement took place near the town of Chong Ju, in which the Russians were defeated retiring in perfect order. The Japanese suffered heavily, but the Russian losses are not stated. Cavalry and infantry on both sides were engaged. The Russians occupied a commanding polution. The Japanese fought gallantly, but owing to their heavy losses were un? able to occupy the position abandoned by the Russians. Gen. Kuropatkin's report is as fol? lows : "I have the honor respectfully to communciate to your Majesty the re? port of Gen. Mishtchenko, dated March 28, at 10 p. m., which says: " 'For three consecutive days all our outposts attempted to draw the Japanese cavalry into action, but their .patrol, after contact was established, retired beyond Chong Ju, about fifty miles northwest of Ping Yang. " 'Having learned that four squadrons of the enemy were posed five vqrsts beyond Chon Ju, on March 27 six companies marched toward Kason and on March 28 reached Chong Ju at 10.30 a. m. As soon as our scouts approached the town the enemy opened fire from behind the wall. Two squadrons promptly dismounted and occupied the heights. An engagement ensued. " 'In the town a company of infan? try and a squadron of cavalry were ly? ing in ambush. Our men were rein? forced by three companies and attack? ed the Japanese with a cross fire. Notwithstanding this, and our. com? manding position, the Japanese gal? lantly held their ground, and it was only after a fierce fight of half an hour's duration that the Japanese ceased fire and sought refuge in the houses. The Japanese hoisted the Red Cross flag at two points. " 'Soon afterwards three squadrons of the enemy were seen advancing along the Kason road at full gallop to? ward the town, which two of the squadrons succeeded in entering while the third fell back in disorder undera repeated volleys from our troops. A number of men and horses were seen to fall. *1 ' For an hour afterward our com? panies continued to fire on the Japa? nese in the town, preventing them from leaving the streets and houses. " 'An hour and half after the be? ginning of the enagement four com? panies were seen on the Kasan road, hastening to attack. I gave the order to mount, and the entire force, with a covering squadron, advanced in perfect order and formed in line be? hind the hill. The wounded were placed in front and the retirement was carried out with the deliberation of a parade. " 'The Japanese squadron which was thrown into disorder was evident? ly unable to occupy the hill which we had just evacuated and their infantry arrived too late. I " 'The detachment protecting our rear guard arrived quietly at Kasan, where we halted for two hours in order to give attention to our wounded. At 9 p. m. oar force reached Noo-San. -' 'It is supposed that the Japanese had heavy losses in men and horses. On our side unfortunately three offi? cers were severely wounded-Stepanoff and Androoko ia the chest, and Va8elvitch in the stomach^ Schilnikoff was less seriously wounded in the arm, but did not leave the field. Three Cossacks were killed and twelve were wounded, including five serious? ly.' " F St. Petersburg, March 30.-The Novoe Vreyma today executed a face about, strongly^supporting the idea of a Russo-British understanding, in an editorial entitled "The Blindness cf England," in which the paper argues that the success of Japan would be more injurious to Great Britian than to any other European nation, and points to the United States as the common rival of both. It descirbes Japan as "America's sharpshooter," and says: "Remember what nation, in the person of the commander of one of its men-of-war at Chemulpo, refused to join in the collective protest of the other foreign commanders before the Japanese destroyed the Variag and the Korietz. Remember who alone among all did not take on board the crews of our perishing ships. To the honor of England, the ally of Japan, it was not her representative, but the com? mander of an American ship. "The Americans wish to convert the Pacific ir to an American Mediter? ranean. Would that be to the advan? tage of England? Does- England not understand in her blind policy and hatred toward Russia that she io turn? ing this ocean into an American Mediterranean? Sooner or later the European countries will recognize that America is their mutual enemy. Why should not Rufsia and England, in view of their possessions, combine?" THE BOTTLING OF PORT ARTHUR. Washington, March 30.-Informa? tion has been received here from Tokio, under date of March 30 to this effect : "The Japanese fleet have been suc? cessful in attempting partially to close the channel on Port Arthur. Four Japanese merchant vessels, escorted by twelve destroyer and six first-class torpedo boats, arrived at 3 a. m., i March 27. The Japanese merchant vessels successfully entered the channel inside the light honse. Two were destroyed, sunk by Russian destroyers, two of them by our own explosives. Loss in killed, two officers, two men. Loss in wounded, one officer, eight men. No casualties to Japanese tor? pedo vessel. Very small gap in chan? nel." In view of the information received it is believed here that it will be diffi? cult for the Russian ships to pa3s* the channel, should the cablegram from Tokio prove to be accurate. FLAGS TO GO UP AGAIN. New Chwang, (Tuesday) March 29. -Under a strong representation made by United States Consul Henry B. Miller, that the civil administrator had invaded neutral rights when he ordered the lowering of the American flag from buildings belonging to American citizens, even though it was done through the apprehension that the flag was illegally used by Chinese for the purpose of resisting poliee inspection, the civil administrator has promised, duly aud ia proper form through the military, to raise the flag over the building from which it was removed. Tte British flag, which was ordered taken down, will also be allow? ed to remain. - THE BATTLE OF CHON JU. London, March 30.-The Japanese legation here has received the follow? ing official report from Tokio of the fighting between Japanese and Russian forces at Chong Ju, Corea, on Mon ady : "On March 28 a .portion of our cavalry and infantry forces occupied Chong Ju after defeating the enemy. The enemy who numbered about 600 men, retreated in the direction of Wi ju. Our casualties were: Lieut. Kano and four others wounded, of the cavalry force. There were no casual? ties among our infantry. Two dead bodies were left by the enemy on the field, but it is repored that some seven or eight were killed inside the town. These were promptly carried off by the enemy on horseback or by ambulance. The Russians were seen conveying in an ambulance two dead men, apparently officers, and blood? stained bandages were found scattered abound. The .enemy must have sus? tained losses at least equal to our own." A REVISED RUSSIAN ACCOUNT. St. Petersburg, March 30.-A later official dispatch from Gen. Mistchenko reports, on the authority of the inhabi? tants of Chong Ju, Corea, that the Japanese lost 40 men killed, 100 wounded and a number of horses dur iigt the fighting there Monday. The Japanese: employed 500 Corean bearers to carry their wounded to Anja. Gen. MiStchenko adds that Capt. Stopanoff, who was among the Russians wound? ed, died yesterday. The above, which was dated March 29, was forwarded to the Emperor to? day by Gen. Ku ro pat kin. THE F1GHTNIG AT CHENG-JU. Seoul, March 31.-Detailed reports recieved here of the engagement of March 28, between Russians and Japa? nese at Cheng-Ju, Corea, say the fight? ing lasted two hours, at the end of which the Japanese forced the Rus? sians to retire toward Wiju. Two Russian dead were left on the field, while othei bodies were carried with the column. A Japanese lieutenant named Kano and four privates were killed, while Capt. Kurokawa and eleven privates were wounded. RUSSIAN OUTRAGES IN COREA. Seoul, March 31.-It is reported that the Russians on March 27 killed the prefect of Pak Chon for not following their instructions. The Russians 'are also said to have dispersed the Corean garrison of Wiji, atfer divesting the soldiers of their uniforms. A WANEING AGAINST CHINA. St. Petersburg, March 31.-For sink? ing Japnaese merchantmen in Sungari Straits at the opening of the war, $7o, - 000 has been distributed in prize money to the crews of the four cruis? ers of the Vladivostock squadron. The Invalid Russ, the army organ, concludes from Gen. Mishtchenko's re? ports that the Japanese are continuing their concentration and gradually ad? vancing on their way to Wiju, their advance guard being at Ka-San and their outposts ten miles further north. The paper declines to predict the future phases of the Japanese advance upon the Yalu. In connection with the activity of the Chinese along the Shan-Hai-Kwan Railroad the Bourse Gazette warns the Powers of the unreliability of Chinese neutrality, and says it believes tliey are making a serious mistake, declaring that the Celestials are going to astonish the world when the world least expects it. SKIRMISHING CONSTANTLY. Londno, April 1.-The correspondent of The Daily Telegraph at Seoul re? ports that there is continuous skirmish? ing between Ping Yang and Wiju, and that many Japanese have been killed The correspondent adds ~ that " a Corean spy at Ping Yang has been shot by thc Japanese. Tokio, April 1, Gp. m.-Information has been received from a private source that the Japanse troops, after dislodging the Rusians at Chong Ju (about 50 miles northwest of Ping Yang) on March 28, rested for one day and then advanced to Yong Chun (about 40 miles west of Chong Ju). After a brief engagement they drove the enemy further north, the Russians retreating toward Unsap, a town 80 miles northeast of Yong Chun. TOGO ATTACKS PORT ARTHUR. London, April 1, 0 34 p. m.-A dis? patch to the Central News from Tokio says Vice Admiral Togo made another attack on Port Arthur during the night of March 30-31. The dispatch sdds that it is understood the attack was for the purpose of taking sounding and ascerraining the effects of the last attempt to bottle up the Russian fleet. No details of the attack are obtain? able. CORRESPONDENTS GO TO THE FRONT. Tokio, April 1.-Tb? first party of j i foreign correspondents left Tokio for the front today. It consisted of 61 newspaper men, mostly British and American. From here the party goes to Moji, leaving there April G on a Japanese transport for their destina? tion, which is kept secret. ALEXIEFF AT PORT ARTHUR. St. Petersburg, April 1.-Viceroy Alezieff is at Port Arthur on a tour of inspection. He arrived there yester? day and his stay will be brief, return? ing immediately to headquarters. With Admiral Makaroff and Gen. Stoessel, respectively commanders of the Russian naval and military forces at Port Arthur, and Gen. Smirnoff, he visited the battleships Petro, Palovsk, Retvizan, and Cerevrtch, the protected cruiser Pallada and other ships in the harbor and later conferred gold swords of honor with St. George's ribbons inscribed "for gallantry" upon the captains of the cruisers Bayan, Novik and Askold. According to information received it is believed the Japanese are preparing to repeat their attempts on Port Arthur. Lieut. Newton McCully, assigned as United States naval attache with the Russian navy at. Port Arthur, and Capt. Wm. V. Judson of the United States engineer corps who is to be attached to Gen. Kuropatkin's head quarters, left this evening accompanied by Col. Paparoff the Bulgarian mili? tary attache, and two Swiss attaches. They will go direct to Vice Admiral Alezieff's headquarters at Mukden, where their future movements will be determined. There is growing conviction in naval and military circles that Vice Admiral Togo's desperate endeavors to bottle up or cripple the Port Arthur squadron are for the purpose of definitely im? mobilizing it while the Japanese effect a landing at New Cwbang or some other point. Vice Admiral Makaroff's capture of a Japanese steamer near an island be? tween the eztremity of the Liao Tung peninsula and the Shan Tung peninsula proves that he is watching the en? trance of the gulf of Pe Chi Li. It is not believed the Japanese will attempt to debark on the shores of the Liao Tung gulf while Makaroff 's fleet is uncrippled. The Novi Krai of Port Arthur, dated March 8, has just arrived here, lt contains a telegram from Capt. Rei t zen stein, commanding the Russian squad? ron at Vladivostock, referring to the Japanese attack on Vladivostock, from which it appears that his squadron was not only in port when the enemy was sighted but that it got -up steam, went ont and engaged the Japanese who turned tail-Capt. Reitzenstein, according to his telegram to the com? mander-in-chief, pursiung the Japa? nese till 5 p. m., when he returned to Vladivostock. He gives the composi? tion of the Japanese squadron as fol? lows: Battleship Fuji, the armored cruisers Idsumo, Yakumo and Iwate and the Togaino. Admiral Skrydloff. commander of the Black Sea fleet, who commanded the Pacific squadron for four years, in an interview just published, paid a high tribute to the seamanship, never and pluck of the Japanese. The ad? miral considers that only the first attack on Port Arthur was serious. The other attacks and bombardments were for the purpose of keeping the squadron in Port Arthur while a land? ing is effected in Corea or elsewhere. He considers Port Arthur impregnable of which he believes the Japanese are convinced and declares that Admiral Makaroff's fleet later cn will play an important role. But for the present and for some months the scene will be on land. While the admiral does not say so it is apparent that Makaroff is considering the arrival of the Baltic fleet in the autumn. While he says he Black Sea fleet is only preparing for the customary manoeuvers Admiral Skrydloff adds: "But we are ready for anything." Instructed for Roosevelt. Schenectady, N. Y., April 2.-The Republican congressional convention of the Twenty-third district held here today chose John N. Parker, the Re? publican leader in Schenectady county, and William Barnes, Jr.. the Albany county leader, as delegates to the national convention at Chicago. Re? solutions indorsing President Roose? velt for renomination were adopted unanimously. In deference? to the wish of Congressman George N. South? wick, his renomination was deferred until September, when a convention for that purpose will be held. --?>->? i - - Naval Officer Kills Himself. Pensacola, Fla., April 1.-Lieut. Commander Edgar Townsend Warbur? ton, chief engineer.of the battleship Maine, now in this harbor, suicided in his cabin on board that vessel to? day. A bullet from a 38-calibre revolver was sent crashing through the brain and death resulted within 40 minutes afterwards. The executive officer of the ship was passing the door of Com? mander Warburton's cabin when he was startled by the report of a revolv? er within. The bullet after passing through the brain came through' the door and struck the rail of the ship, barely missing the executive officer. Proper Treatment of Pneumo To Have and to Hold. 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Despite his absolute silence many, persons have believed that he was willing to take. the nomination and that there was a strong probability that; he was the dark horse that would draw .to the front at the St. Louis convention. One of his most enthusiastic friends is former United States Senator M. C. Butler, of South Carolina. "Judge Gray would be an .ideal nominee," said Mr. Butler, today in the Waldorf-Astoria. >'*''i-sexved twelve years in the United States Senate with him and I know him to he one of the ablest men in publie life in this country. He is a mn cf affairs, he is conservative and he is a splendid' lawyer. I had a long, talk with him recently and in the course of; the con? versation he said : " 'Butler, you know nae well enough to believe what 1 am going 1? tell you. 1 do not want that oSce-^the Presi? dency. I have a meei congenial life position, the membersef myfamily are well provided for and.% hate seen and I know too much of . the trials and troubles that fall to tha.lofc of the President of the United'. States to want the office * "I know that Judge Gray was sin? cere when he said this," continued Mr. Butler. "My personal;choice for the presidency wo?ld be ?Hher Judge Gray or Senator Arthur Gorman, of Maryland. I deem Senator. Gorman, one of the most accomplished men in public life, and ?. have fettown him for many years, "If South Carolina, has got:to that point where it wilh aan<i. to the St.. Louis convention a delegation in? structed for Hearst, my opinion is thai the State should have a political guar? dian. It is absolutely is&ossible for me to conceive ol the fete being guilty of' such political, Slaprepriety.. 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