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VOL. 24. SMITHFIELD, N. C., FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1905. NO. J H
ADMIRALS TOGO AND
Russians Lost Twenty-two Ships and
A Great Many Men.
The Greatest Naval Battle
of Modern Times Fought
Saturday and Sunday in
Loses all her Eight Bat
tle Ships and is Without a
Navy in the Far East.
Japan Loses Only Three
Torpedo Boats?Most De
cisive Victory for Japan?
Washington, I). C., May 28.?
The following dispatches from
United States Consul Charles 15.
Harris, at Nagasaki, and Minis
ter Griscom, at Tokyo, were re
ceived at the State Department
"Nagasaki, May 27.?Japanese
sunk the Russian battle-ship
Borodino and four more war
ships and a repair ship."
"Tokyo, May 20.?Japanese
fleet engaged the Baltic squadron
this afternoon in the Strait of
Tsushima, which was held. Can
nonading can be heard from
Japanese Minister Takahira
has received a dispatch from
Tokyo saying in effect that the
fighting in the naval battle thus
far has been with favorable pros
pects to the Japanese. The Min
ister's dispatch wasfrom private
The Island of Oki is in the Sea
of Japan, about 200 miles north
east of the Strait of Korea, where
the battle between the J apanese
and Russian fleets is reported to
have had its beginning.
Washington, May 29.?The
following official report from
Tokio was received at the Japa
nese legation to-day.
"Tokio, May 29.?Reports re
ceived from Admiral Togo at the
"First report received morning
May 27: Immediately upon re
ceipt of the report that the Rus
sian squadron was in sight, our
combined squadron started for
attack. Weather is fine today,
but with heavy seas.
'Second report received night
May 27: Combined squadron at
tacked Russian squadron to-day
near Okinoshiina (southeast of
the Tsu Islands) and defeated it,
sinking at least four ships and
inflicting heavy damage upon
others. Damage to our ships is
insignificant. Our destroyers
and torpedo flotillas delivered
attack after sunset.
- - *"? * ? ? ?? i
" TUird report received Aionoay,
May 29: Main force of our com
bined squadron continued pur
suit since tbe 27th and attacked
28th near Liancourt Hocks
(northeast of Okiuoshitna) a
squadron consisting of Nicholas
I (battleship), Orel (battleship),
Seniavin, Aprexin and lzumu
rdud. The Izuaiurud fled, while
the remaining four vessels sur
rendered. No damage to our
"According to statements of
prisoners, vessels sunk in engage
ments May 27th were Borodino
(battleship), Alexander III (bat
tleship), .Jenitchug and three
other ships. '( i.r 1 n ! Ne
lugatotf and aliout 2,91)0 other
Russians were taken prisoners.
"The following are damages
suffered by theenemy in addition
to those given above since com
mencement of battle, as reported
by commanders not under imme
diate command of Togo and bv
destroyers were sunk, two bat
tleships, two coast defence ships,
one special service ship, one de
stroyer was captured. It is not
yet clear whether three vessels as
stated by prisoners to have been
sunk are included or no tin above
list. There are inore than 1,000
prisoners, besides 2,000 taken by
main force of combined squa
"The naval engagement is still
in progress, so that it will take
some time before the : nal results
can be known."
HOW THE BATTLE BEGAN.
London, May 30.?According
to the correspondent of The
Daily Mail at Seoul, Korea, early
on Saturday morning Vice Ad
miral Togo, with practically all
the powerful fighting ships of the
Japanese navy, was at Masam
pho, Korea, when wireless signals
from his scouts between Tsu and
Quelpart Island announced the
approach of the Russian fleet in
full force. A few hours later the
scouts reported that the Russians
were not ascending the western
channel, as had been anticipated,
but they were coming up the eas
ern channel, which caused some
Admiral Togo immediately j
started at full speed round the i
north of Tsu Island, and when |
he doubled the island he saw the j
Ru&sians coming in two columns.
He then brought a terrific fire to
bear on the hank of the port
column and as the Russians fell
into disorder he forced them
straignt eastward towards the
Japanese coast, where they were
attacked by every vessel that
j flew the Japanese flag. Repeat
I ed torpedo attacks were deliver
ed, some of them with the great
Washington, May 30.?Addi
I tional official reports from Ad
miral Togo reached the Japan
ese legation this evening by tele
graph from Tokio. They show
that the main engagement be
tween the hostile fleets ended on
the afternoon of May 28, when
tbe Japanese accepted the sur
render of the remaining vesselsof
the Russian line of battle. The
battleship Souvaroff, Admiral
Rojestvensky's flagship, was
sunk at 5:20 o'clock Saturday
afternoon, but Rojestvensky and
about 80 officers and men escap
ed to the Russian torpedo boat
destroyer Biedovy, which tried
to escape, but was overhauled
shortly off the Corean coast by
a Japanese destroyer and com
pelled to surrender. Rojestven
sky and another Russian admiral
whose name is not given by Togo,
were found to be severely wouud
ed. Togo reports that the Rus
"Sunk: Admiral Nachimoff,
Dmitri Donskoi, Svietlana, Ad
miral Csakoff, Kamtcbataka,
Irutsbush and three destroyers.
Captured: Vladimir Monomaeh,
foundered after capture. One
special service ship, whole name
unknown, and one destroyer
"Russian losses definitely
known so far may be classified
as follows: Two battleships, one
coast defence ship, five cruiserB,
two special service ships, three ,
sian ships sunk or captured num
bered 22, including all the eight j
battleships of Rojestvensky's J
fleet. He expressed thesuspicion
that the cruiser Altnaz, not in- j
eluded in the list of Russian casu
alties, sank also, but a press die-1
patch from Vladivostok reports
11 r arrival there. Two battle
t'hips, two coast defense vessels,)
and a destroyer were captured.
While no Japanese vosseles'
were sunk or even seriously in
juried, the personal of the fleet
?lid not escape so easily, for Togo 1
Dots thaet the casualties iu one
division alone were400. He had
not secured a complete report of
the casualties when his report
Loudon, dune 1.?The Tokio
correspondent of the Daily Mail
states that in au interview with
the captain of the Russian cruis
er "Admiral Nakhimoff," he
"We first saw the Japanese at
(5 a. m , May 27, when we sud
denly uud unsuspectedly encoun
tered them just as we were mov
ing east of Tsu Shima Island.
They steamed towaid us and
opened fire. Only ninety ruiD
utes after the firing began there
was a sudden shock under the
Nakhimoff and she began to sink
with great rapidity. She had
struck either a mine or a torpedo.
My crew numbered GOO officers
and men. The majority of them
went down in the ship as there
was no time to get the men on
deck, i and a number of other
survivors with life belts swam to
a small launch which reseued us.
At about 10 o'clock we went on
board a Japanese fishing boat.
All the officers were sent toShim
"In the engagement fought off
the Liancourt Rocks the Russian
battleships, which circled around
them pouring a terrific fire. They
almost immediately fell into
hopeless confusion. Then seeiug
their plight and understanding
the folly of further resistance
Admiral Togo signalled from the
Mikasa whether they were ready
to surrender. Our ships com
Little hope tor the ltuseianB
can be fouud in the latest dis
patches regarding the naval bat
tle off Tsu Island. Only four of
the vessels of Rojestvensky's
fleet are known to have reached
Vladivostok, the cruiser Almaz
and the torpedo destroyers
Grozny, Rraza and Terosiahty
The full extent of the Russian
casualties in men and officers
drowned, wounded or captured
is not yet known.
The Japanese losses, as report
ed from Tokio, are only three
torpedo boats sunk, three officers
killed, and about 200 men killed
or disabled. Not one of the big
tighting ships of the Japanese
navy was lost. It is now defini
tely known that Vice Admiral
Rojestvensky is captured. He is
seriouslv wounded, but it is
stated from Tokio, will recover.
Admiral Voelkersam is supposed
to have perished.?Associated
Press Summary, May 31.
St. Petersburg, June 1.?
Whether peace or the continu
ance of the war will be the result
of yesterday's all important con
ference between the Emperor and
his ministers at Tsarskoe Selo
hangs in doubt, the ministers,
who returned to St. Petersburg
late at night, preserving a cauti
ous reticence over the proceed
ings of the council, as far as the
attitute of the Emperor is con
cerned. Prince Obolensky, who
had an audience yesterday with
his majesty, found him resolute
ly determined ou the prosecution
of the war.
London, June 1.?Tokio dis
patch to the Daily Mail says
submarines were actually used
in the great sea fight and proved
to be the most effective weapons
of offense. The roar of the can
nonade was so terrible that the
houses of Manchuria, twenty
eight miles from the scene of
action shivered. The people im
agined an earthquake was tak
Dying of Famine
is, in its torments, like dying of
consumption. The progress of
consumption, from the begin
ning to the very end, is a long
tortue, both to victim and
friends. "When I had consump
tion in its first stage," writes
Wm. Myers, of Cearfoss, Md.,
"after trying different medicines
and a good doctor, in vain, I at
last took Dr. King's New Dis
covery, which quickly and per
fectly cured me. Prompt relief
aud sure cure for coughs, colds,
sore throat, bronchitis, etc. l'os
itivclv prevents pneumonia.
Guaranteed at Ilood Bros drug
store, price .r>0c aud $1 00 a
bottle, Trial bottle frre.
I COUNTY I
I CORRESPONDENCE J
M The Week'8 Happenings Told by The %
M Herald's Regular Correspondents. A
Mr. S. S. Earle made a business
trip to Dunn Monday returning
Miss Craina Richardson, of
Sutton, is visiting her sister,!
Mrs. W. T. Bailey.
Miss Nan Snipes, from near
Grantham's store, is visiting re-,
i latives here this week.
Miss Fannie Freeman, of the!
Keuly Academy, left for her
home near Taylor, Saturday.
Miss Penny Outlaw, of Golds
boro, is spending a few days here
with her sister, Mrs. J. C. Grady, j
The Dennis-Simmons Lumber
Co. have their brick Mfg. ma
j chinery in position at their plant
| here and will, in a few days be
I gin making brick.
Miss Lily Pair returned home
from Peace Institute last Thurs
day and will spend the vacation
' with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
L B. Richardson.
Prof, and Mrs. I) JenningsSipe,}
Principal of Konl.y Academy,
left for News Ferry, Va., Tuesday,
to spend the vacation with \
friends and relatives.
Mies Julia McEacheru, teacher
of the Intermediate department,
of Kenly Academy, left for her
home near Lumber Bridge Tues
day, where she will spend vaca
Dr. It. H. Whitaker, ofltaieigh,
tilled his regular appointment at
the Methodist church Sunday J
| night and preached a very inter
esting sermon, after which there
was one addition to the church. |
An election on "Prohibition"
or "Dispensary" has been called
here June 26. Let every church j
member and all those who are
for the right, come forward and
pile up a good majority for pro
Miss Annie Strickland, of
Louisburg, who was the teacher
of the Primary and Elocution
departments, in the Lucama
High School, the past year, is
spending a few days visiting
The Lucama base ball team |
came over Thursday and played J
the Kenly team. It was a very
i interesting game, good playing
i being done on both sides but re
sulted in a victory for Kenly, the
score being 5 to 1.
Kenly Academy closed a very
prosperous year with the com
mencement exercises last Wed
! nesday and Thursday and old
students banquet Friday night
and all the teachers have gone
to their homes. The commence
ment exercises were very good
from beginning to end and there
was the largest attendance in
years. Thursday night nearly
half the people could not get in
the house. Friday night a large
number of the old students held
a very successful and enjoyable
reunion and banquet. A full re
port of the commencement will
be given next week.
May 81. Rex.
Mr. Louis Ennis. of Smithfield,
spent Tuesday here.
The lust day of May 1905 and
hot as blazes in Clayton.
The Clayton ball team is tigur
| ing on playing Dunn Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. 8. (Iriswold, of
the Archer section, spent Mon
Mr. Duke Duncan returned
Wednesday from an extended
trip to Heuson
The faculty of Clayton High
School nave just had issued some
very pretty invitations.
Mr. Fred Hilliard and Miss
Bertu Jones, daughter of Mr.
land Mrs. A. 0. Jones of near
! Wilson's Mills, were married at
the residence of Mr. Jesse Harri
son last Sunday, Rev. G. W. i
Fisher officiating. i
Mrs. Langs ton and Mrs. Hoi- '
laud, of Holland, Ya., are visit
ing their sister, Mrs. P. H.
Mr. P. L Litis filled theregular '
appointment iu the Pastor's ab- '
seuce, SundBy morning, at the
M. E Church. 1
Messrs. Sam Hooker, Will Tom- ;
liusou and several other gentle- ]
men from Polenta section were
We beg to acknowledge receipt j
of the future Mayor of Clayton,
N. C., whose arrival dates from i
Monday May 21). 190ft.
Miss Lucy Webb, one of the 1
teachers ol Smithfield Graded
School, is visiting here. She will
remain until after commence
An election on the question of
prohibition or dispensary has
been ordered for June 2(5th.
There is much speculation as to
Mrs. D. T. Honeycutt, who is i
making her home with her son.
Mr. Sam T. Honeycutt, Smith
field, N. C., is visiting friends i
here this week.
Miss Blanche Barnes, who re
cently received the degree of
Ba :helor of Music at the Conser
vatory, Durham, N. C., is at home
for the vacation.
Messrs. Arthur Wallace, Jesse
C. Ellis, Clifford Gulley, Hezzie
Jones, Clifford Hamilton and
others went to Raleigh Sunday ,
Mr. Jones made a very interest
ing talk before the Baraca class
of the Tabernacle. ,
The Selma-Clayton Sunday :
school excursion to Thomasville,
N. C , will run June 15th., leav
ing Selma about 7 o'clock a. in.,
and Clayton about 7:30. Rates
will be the same as last time?
$1 50 round trip, family tickets,
f5 00. This will likely be the
only opportunity of the season
for visiting the Baptist Orphan
age at excursion rates. ,
An ice cream party was given
on last Friday evening, by the ,
Baraca class in honor of the
Philathia class. The occasion
was one of the most enjoyable to
all participants. When the ,
Baraca does a thing, it is well
done. When the Philathia lends |
its charming presence to a gath
ering of any kind, it is finished to
Thousands are sick every year
with some form of Bowel Com
plaint. Thousands are cured by
taking Dr. Seth Arnold's Balsam.
Warranted to give satisfaction
by Hood Bros
Mr. R. B. Whitley spent Sun
day at Wendell.
Robert Millard No well, Esq.,
spent Sunday at Clayton.
Mr. John H. Parker left Tues
day for a trip to the mountains.
Dr. A. Z. Taylor, our dentist,
left for his home in Mocksville
Dr. R. J. Noble went to Chapel
Hill Wednesday to attend the
Mrs. Minnie H. Hicks, of Mur
freesboro, is visiting her aunt,
Mrs. R. J. Noble.
Dr. H. K. Edgerton, of Leban
on, Tenn., is visiting his brother,
Mr. N. E. Edgerton.
Messrs. Robert P. and Albert
M. Noble returned from Chapel
Hill Thursday morning having
finished the courseof study there.
We regret to announce the
i death of the older child of Mr.
and Mrs. C. L. Rains. The be
reaved parents have the sympa
thies of all our people.
Mrs. L. D. Debnam returned
Tuesdny from Richmond wher
-ihe had been with her little
-..li,,. - to consult a throat I
specialist. i'Lty ha**o not iir
cided yet. as to the little one's
All of those, Mrs. J. A. Spiers,
Mrs. N. E. Edgerton, Mrs. W. II.
Call, Miss Mattie Ellington, Mrs.!
R J.Noble and Master \\ alter j
Moore Noble, who attended the
meet inn of the Woman's Mis
sionary Society at Wilmington
have returned. All report a fine
Tonight (Wednesday) Mr.
Arris C. Button will lead Miss
Clara Youugblcod, the handsome
daughter oi Mrs. James II.
Vouugblood, to the Hymeneal
altar. The young couple have
our very best wishes for a long,
happy and prosperous journey
Last Friday our Mayor and
Commissioners hud before them,
in special meeting, Messrs. J. C.
L. Harris, Thos. M. Aigo and
Jhas. U. Harris representing
those who votai for dispensary
and asking that the vote by
which prohibition defeated dis
pensary be declared illegal, null
and void; Messrs. i'ou A Brooks,
C. B. Aycock and M. W. Nash
appearing for those who voted
prohibition asked them to say
that they (the Mayor and Com
missioners) had nothing to do
with it. That when the election
board made their report they
could only make a record of their
report. After speeches by Har
ris aud Argo and Pou and Ay
cock they took the matter under
advisement aud will report later.
More than a majority, aud 1 am
informed by members of the
board to say authoritively that
they will next Friday night at
their regular meeting, say that
they have nothing to do with the
matter and cannot change the
result. So thus prohibition wins
and no Whiskey will be sold in
Sehua for the next two years.
We hope Pine Level, Clay ton and
Kenly will do likewise. They can
do no better than to follow
Sinithtield and Selma.
Mr. L. Gilbert made a trip to
Uuuii last Sunday.
Revival services will begin at
the Baptist church on Monday
uight of of next week, being con
ducted by Kev. J. VV. Suttle.
Miss Addie Barbour, of Upper
Johnston, and Miss liuth Ste
phenson, of Warren county, are
visiting Mrs. J. F. Lee this week.
A very severe hailstorm passed
over our town on Wednesday
afternoon doing considerable
damage to crops in this section.
Mr. Arthur Basque, of Dillon,
S. U., has opened a first class
photograph gallery over the
Benson Drug Company's old
Miss Lottie Link, who has been
teaching in the Benson Graded
School for the past year, re
turned to her home near Buies
Creek last Friday.
Miss Mary Hatcher, who has
been teaching in the Benson
Graded School for the past year,
returned to her home near Selma
on Wednesday of this week.
Miss Ellen Kldridge, who has
been teaching in the Benson
Graded School for the past year,
returned to her home near Smith
field last Monday afternoon.
Cotton at Noon Yesterday.
New York, June 1.?Liverpool
came 12 uointe up with July and
August 4.70 and December and
January 4.09, Liverpool is now
25 points above New York.
This market alter closing last
night at 8 53 for July. 8.68 for
October and 8.75 for December,
opened thi? morning at 8.45 for
July which declined to 8 39 and
is now 8 43.
October opened at 8.00 de
clined to 8.49 and is now 8 53.
December opened at 8.67, low
8.58, now 8.64.
Receipts yesterday 21.000 bales
as compared with 19575 lest
week and 3,342 last year.
Tokio, Junel ? Rojestvensky's
w;.,j ' i ? X re bead is a slight
outer fracture. 1!' ? other wounds
Dr. Needham B Cobb, a well
known Baptist minister, died at.
his home in 'Sampson county
Tuesday, aged (59.