RUSSIANS MET .
BATTLE OF MUKDEN PROVES
VICTORY FOR THE JAPS.
Gen. Kuropatkln le Withdrawing HI*
Force* Northward—Russians and
Japanese in a Race for Tie Pa**—
Japanese Were Reckless In This
St. Petersburg, March 9, 3 a. m.—
The battle of Mukden has resulted In
a Russian defeat.
Field Marshal Oyama has once
more proved himself one of the
greatest masters of offensive strategy
since Napoleon, while Gen. Kuropat-
kin is now engaged in endeavoring to
defend his title as a master of suc
cessful retreats and bring off his army
with Its immense train safely to Tie
Pass, where a position was long ago
prepared with this contingency in
The problem before the Rusrlan
commander-in-chief is more dtfflcult
than the one he met successfully at
Liao Yang, since now he is threatened
on both flanks, his left wing being en
tangled in a mountainous region, far
from the railroad.
Nevertheless, Russian military men
here express a fair degree of oonfl--
dence in Gen. Kuropatkln’s ability
once more to extricate his army and
avoid a Russian Sedan. Besides his
skUl in rear guard action they base
their hopes on the physical condition
of the Japanese soldiers, who/thotfgh
they are conceded to be the greatest
marchers in the world, are well nigh
exhausted by their strenuous endeav-
\ _drs of the last fortnight
Say Kuropatkln Intended to Retreat.
It is known that Gen. Kuropatkln
contemplated retirement before the
beginning of the battle, and that he
had hoped to accomplish it witbout a
serious combat The Japanese, how
ever, forced him to accept battle. The
double turning movement' compelled
him to send the major part of his re
serves to the flchllnc line and render
'..JjMtVO, '••onn. <-e-*«rol^-ea<l_
(luestlon, iand the decision to’ re-
immediately taken on March
6, as was stated in the Associated
Press on that day. Withdrawal was
actually begun during the night.
The great question now, and over
which the general staff burned Its
lights late into the nlgbt, is whether
Field Marshal Oyama has entangled
the Russians Ir. his strategic net suffi
ciently to prevent a successful retreat
to Tie Pass. Gen. RenenkampB’s force
to tW eastward admittedly is in great
danger of being cut off, and a consid
erable force of Japanese appears to be
operating on the Russian right well
toward Tie pass.
The Race for the Pass.
If the Japanese succeed in reaching
tho railroad and Interrupting traffic,
if only for a few hours, it may have
tho greatest consequences for General
Kuropatkln, who Is now engaged In
a race with the Japanese to reach the
Domingo Anxious for Treaty
^ With United States.
Washington, March 8.—The senate
In executive session made public to
day the scond message of President
Roosevelt on the Santo Domingo trea-
It says that the Dominican Inter
ests demanded action by the senate at
the earliest practicable moment; that
the treaty is at the earnest request
of the Dominican republic to afford
her relief, and will remove apprehen
sion of foreign aggression in that quar
ter; It says that the result will benefit
not only Santo Domingo, but also the
United States, by securing stability,
order and prosperity In the island.
The message says the treaty offers
bthe only method for preventing collec
tion of fraudulent claims and of pro
tecting just claims of foreigners and
Americans alike. The message says
if the treaty Is ratified, creditors be
longing to other nations will have ex
actly as good treatment as creditors
who are citizens of the United States,
*nd at the same time Santo Domingo
Will he protected against unjust and
exorbitant cliams. If it is not ratified
the chances are that American credit
ors will fare ill as compared with
tV»e of other nation*.
The message declares that'"our po
sition Is explicitly and unreservedly
that under no circumstances do we
Intend to acquire territory in or pos
session of either Haytl or Santo Do
The message concludes; “Santo
Domingo grievously needs the aid of
a powerful and friendly nation. This
aid we are able and I trust that we
are willing, to bestow. She has asked
for this aid, and the expressions of
friendship repeatedly sanctioned by
the people and the government of the
United States, warrant her In believ
ing that it will not be withheld in the
hour of her need.”
BY SELECTING NEW BOARD OF
defensible, position forty
jphus adxr he -has
stood ffff all attacks directly against
the fiahks of his army, and holds the
way of retreat open. He undoubtedly
was iorced to abandon, a number of
siege guns on his Shakhe position, but
If he succeeds in turning over the
army Intact, with the principal por-
tlod of Its artillery train, to his suc
cessor, the Russian case will be by
no means desperate, for Oyama will
again have missed his quarry and a
comparatively barren victory will
have been purchased at an enormous
cost of life.
All reports Indicate that the Japan
ese w*rc utterly reckless of sacrifice,
making attack after attack, especially
on the centre and westward against
machine guns and infantry fire which
literally mowed down the advancing
columns, making human flesh so
cheap that the survivors could bas
tion themselves behind piles of
Will Cut Commission Down to Three
Member*—These Will Be Engineer*
and Their Ideas Must Conform to
HI* and Taft's—Won't Fill Vacan
cies He Causes.
Washington, March 8. — Radical
changes are to be made In the per
sonnel of the Panama canal commis
Whtle no authoritative statement
concerning the president’s intentions
Is obtainable at the White House, It
Is known to be his purpose to make
such changes In the membership of
the canal commission as, In his judg
ment, will facilitate work on the great
waterway. His desire. It Is under
stood, Id to reduce the commission to
three members, nil of whom shall be
practical engineers of eminence. Un
der the Spooner act, one of those en
gineers must be from the navy and
one from the army. Admiral John G.
Walker now represents the navy, and
Gen. George W. Davis the army on the
It is said positively that At
Walker will not continue long as A
member *f the commission. TMrf
achievements of the body under tho
direction of Admiral Walker have
been satisfactory to the president.
As constituted now, the commission
is said to be unwleldly. It Is regarded
as containing too many elements
which have to he adjusted one to an
other before anything definite can be
done.' To remedy this defect the
president. It Is believed, will reduce
the membership of the body and place
in Immediate supervision of the canal
workinen who yrlll work In conson
ance with the Ideas of himself and
In doing this,' tho president will ex-
” is dts<3B)t)pn about appointing
ded f<jt under t'he Spooner ;
is very Jiltoly, indeed, that eventually
he will reduce the commission
three members, simply by not filling
the places of those whose resignations
shall have been accepted.
A PASSENGER TRAIN WRECKED.
Several Injured When Cars Rolled
Down an Embankment,
Bremen, Ga., March S.—The north-
bound passenger train on the Central
of Georgia railway was wrecked last
evening about 200 yards south of the
depot at this place.
The whole train left the track, ex
cept the engine. The baggage and
smoking car both rolled down a thir
ty-foot embankment, totally demolish
The train was well loaded with pas
sengers and all were more or less
The Georgia* Republicans Kick Like
8ttora Over Appointment.
Washington, March, 8.—Since the
news of Carter Tate's appointment to
the district attorneyship at Atlanta
has become known In Washington,
there has bfer a feeling of uneasiness
among the Several Georgia Republican
*©cials wllo are here.
Harry Stillwell Edwards, the Macon
postmaster; H. A. Rucker, collector of
internal revenue at Atlanta; J. H.
Deveaux, ,co!li ctor at Savannah, end
several mjnor officials who have been
week, will not toll; of tho
but It is evident that
they .regard the retirement of District
Attorney Angler'as precedent for the
retirement of all officials who have
held two terms or more, and they fear
NEGRO MISSIONARY RETURNS
TO WORSHIP OF HEATHEN.
Daniel Fllcklnger Wflbcrforce—Rules
His Old Tribe In Africa and Has a
Collection of Wive*—What Educa
tion Did for Him.
Indinnnpolis, Ind., March 9.—A dis
patch to the News from Huntington,
Tho executive committee of the
Missionary Board of the United
Brethren In Christ has dropped from
the rolls of tho church Daniel Fllckln
ger Wilberforce, a native African,
who was brought to this country as a
child, and, after being educated, was
returned by the board to his old home
as a missionary.
It Is charged by the board that nlf
ter a service of twenty-five years as
a missionary the negro minister has
been lured back to heathenism, has
become chief of his old tribe of devil
worshippers and has contracted plu-
not offer Mr. Evans another office, lie- ral marriages in the wilds of Africa,
cause he has held on to gavernmantl Nearly fifty years ago Daniel Kum-
Jobs long enough. Ilcr Fllcklnger, then secretary of the
Mr. Brans will coma homo ar. soon missionary board of the . church, was
M Robert J. Wynne, his successor, in West Africa, engaged In mission
can relieve him, and will retire to prl- work. While visiting a congregation
rate life. I al missionary, announcement was
ore no new developments to- made that it male negro child had
Hr. Tate’s case, as the attor been born in the negro village. The
is out of the city and the host of Dr. Fllcklnger christened the
precedent might be fcdlowel to
a>l parts if the South.
Tho cake of H. Clay Evans consul
general at London, strM[t*hena this
feellig of apprehension, since tho
president has declared that he will
Foreman Bray, of the Wrecker, and ally discovered bis namesake at work
Other* Injured. jat the missionary house in New York !atelMiwffhTA.
:lals Interested will not talk
KING TRAIN WRECKED.
baby Daniel Fllcklnger Wilberforce.
Twclv$ year* later the boy had been
brought to America by a returning
missionary. Dr. Fllcklnger accident
STAT* or Qeokoia—Lowndes Consrr;
*".d on th» w«t
Qair tore, more or , lew, and
fSWW SMPWLfc T«
Vakkwte n. aIld i*”**!' 11 for ‘ho citV of
north “TW*5 "ft** by a
ThritnniiJlf.« ^By Jot of Amanda
***** Jo* leviod
Jenkins for city tax for the year of 1104.
Also, at the same time and place, one-quarter
of an acre of land and house described as fol
lows: Bounded on the north by land of T. M.
Cook; east by an alley: south by land of Bufus
Vereeu; west by land ol T. M. Cook. Said
property levied on aa the property of Lizzi#
lufhu to eatlsfy a tax flfa issued by A. W.
/arnedoe. Clerk of the city of Valdosta, in
fMor of the Mayor and Council of ths city of
Valdosta against Lizzie Hughes for city tax
for ths year 1004.
Also, at the same time and place, <
March 8.—As the result of Dr. Fllcklnger took the lad to Day- Orandl^«hlcl»o? v*ld«w**ga!nrt
collision which occurred at ton, O. The hoy was sent to school, u**onforoi*y t*sforthtj*ullM.
O'clock tonight between a Cen- then through the high Bchool and
allroad passenger train and a
train, at Smarra, Foreman
y, qf the wrecker, la probably
£ injured, Engineeer Louis Rebb,
’ train, and hla negro
Irinjured, and Mall
i wrecker was running as a spe
nd after stopping the flagman
get , out on the track far
i to prevent the passenger train
I colliding with the wrecker.
|»r freight cars and one paBsen-
ar were completely demolished,
the passenger engine was strlp-
) Injured are In the city hospital
In Macon under treatment.
Second Car of Cotton Burned.
Adel, Ga., March 8.—Another car
loaded with cotton burned on the side
track of the Georgia Southern anil
Florida railroad last night at twelvo
o’clock, on the identical spot whero
tho one was burned the night before.
There were about twenty bales on the
car from off the South Georgia and
West Coast railroad, shipped from
later to a medical college at Cleve
land. He married a negress at Day-
ton. Later the two went to Africa to
do missionary‘'work among the old
trlbh from which Wilberforce came.
Liter the missionary and family re
turned to this country and Vtilher-
fofee lectured throughout the central'
His four children, two suns
two daughters, attoi
lege here. Two sons era still 1:
this country, one at Otterbeln Col
lege and the other In tte Dayton high
Wllnerforeo returned to Africa. The
board has been Informed of his re
lapse to heathenism, of accomplishing
plural marriages, and of his becoming
ehlof of tho tribe.
Tho venerable Dr. Fllcklnger Is
ni'uch depressed over tho backsliding
of his protege, but sanctions the ac
tion of the board.
A Also, at the* a mo time and place, ona-qttar-*
tar of anacreof land and bom bounded aa
follow*North by land of Htnry William*:
of an aqra^of Inti
tlmaand place, <
id and bonne dene
Furmer pQpe Brown baa been send
ing out "feelers” to some of hla
friends this week, and ho may get
squarely Into the gubernatorial race.
With two farmers running against
two editors, there would be lively
tlmos In the good old state of Geor
*» nee; by Paper
i on *A Lbfl iiroMTV «>f Mary B.
Uxlji i*xu«xl br A. W.
v of nn *__ _
Bounded on (1
darson; aorta.. ^
Gordon street; west by fin*tel
lot levied on aa the proparty <
k " 4 »P.‘Ufy *
... agalnnt finmp*
city tax for the year 1904.
AIao, at the earn* time and place, one-quar
ter of an acre of land and hona* described aa
follow*: Bounded on tha north by land of
Mr*. M. Lawrence; eaat by York rtrart; aouth
by J nekton atreet; went by land of Bill Larkin.
Bald property levied on aa tha property of
Maok Larkin to Mathify a tax flfa Maned by A.
W. Varnedoe, Clerk or the city of Valdoeta, In
favor of tha Mayor and Connell for tha city .of
Valdoeta against Maok Lai kin for city tax for
the year 1004.
Five Minutes’ 8es*ion of 8enate.
Washington. March 8.—Tho Bonato
was In open session only five minutes
today. No business of importance was
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