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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 240.
AfiLIKE MOVE MADE irovf
flllLIIM. IVII. IlinUb
TO FREIGHT TRAFFIC.
TROOPS AND STORES.
er Kuropatkin will be appointed to
the event of war with Japan.
MUST GRANT ALL DEMANDS.
ill be satisfactory. None, however,
jemanate from a source Which warrant
jtheir full acceptance as correct. It is
e belief here that Count Lamsdorff,
the Russian foreign minister, has not
Igiven out the slightest intimation of
Its contents. Even that carries little
ssurance, for the Russian and Japan
:sejconceptions of what constitutes a
fair bargain vary materially.
The government of Japan does not i
the throne *J**SH^^
cabinet elder staesmen. The I
presumption that Russia has madte
concessions does not, in* the least
warrant the conclusion that there will
Va a. neacafiil settlement of. thg exist-
One lot of Children's Caps,
worth from 25c to 50c, for
Qne lbT of Men's Caps,
worth up to $1.25, for 50c
Men's Underwear, about
100 pieces of odd garments
at three-quarters of their reg
One lot of Ladies' Under
wear at one-half of the reg
Japa a tn
DER 60ES INTO EFFECT AT ONCE tHat-there will be war Is .tin ex
pressed in official quarters here and
it is also said that a Japanese de
cent is expectable at any moment.
OFFICIALS DESIRE TO KEEP LINE'At the same time the MtitocTOMMMh
clare that with the exception of strate-
OPEN FOR CONVEYANCE OF
to i London, Feb. 1.A dispatch
Reuter's Telegram company from St.
Petersburg says the transportation of
Merchandise over the Transsiberian
railroad will be stopped after Feb. 2
osumuw, iw vuo TL COm'S caoie message nuui
command the Russian land forces in 1u -e*n ~^wt a^o.
^Concessions by Russia Will Not Sat
Toklo, Feb. 1.The government
does not, it is said, possess any Rus- at Fort Arthur. h
though it has received various reports,
the. majority of which say the reply
Bian information concerning the char- The ^^^SS^^^^SR
LITTLE BASIS FOR
comes it will probably be considered woddte aW~.
The Vogue, Vici or Patent Kid, turn or welt sole price, $5.
thegive confer- ence is manifest.t Shouldf it par
tial satisfaction an exchange of notes
^7t*ifrr #M nefcc is "possible, although there remains
GOVERNMENT CLOSE9 JJ^ 00 fo
add i ional diplomacy.
RUSSIANS ARE PREPARING.
Japanese Descent on Port Arthur Pos*
sible at Any Moment.
Port Arthur. Feb. 1.Apprehension
Kical precautions taken between Liao-j
yang and the Yalu gyer thehvP^a]
Vang and the Siberian border the rail
road is overtaxed in transporting re
cruits and replacing the regiments
in order to leave the line open for the dispatched to the Yalu river.
Conveyance of troops and stores. In contrast with the alarm ex-
The dispatch adds that War Minis-! pressjl g^r*B^S
fflfflaBSSSSSSSS- Duluth, Feb.l.-Throngh a deci
S3lTg make more' slon from the office of the commis
Sflnite^onatratiS of their intenJ alnner of the general land office, sus
tions. Th fortification and field
troops are active and between Liao-
PUlyf **& ***.M www--
insurance the supply of ships^ i- ade
insurance xn supyi i omj dorf sai tn nustsm ^y^
quate notwithstanding the withdrawal
of Japanese vessels. One of the lat
ter, after a fortnight' detention in
Japan, is now on the way to Chemul
po, Korea, and Chefoo, China, with a
cargo. From three to six Japanese or
British colliers are daily unloading
ft* O the forthcoming note, al- ^SSSS^SSS^^ SfdaTSSa* Ration both th^e appointmenst
Said Russian Reply Will Be Satisfac
tory to Japan.
London, Feb. 1.According to- the
Japanese legation here Minister G-ris
com's cable message from Tokio tvo
tment at Washington
lng, on thpe authority of the British
bassador at St. Petersburg, tele-
E eign Secretary Lansdowne at L,onaon have
eione of the general land office su
tatning a former decision of the regis
ter and receiver of the Duluth land
office, Daniel Campbell, hunter and
trapper, after several years' litigation,
is restored full title to a homestead
in Northern Itasca county, paid to be
valued at approximately $100,000, and
taax morning ana tnat OUTTC 'tains
irooPis. One of the lat- r,_* /^,f r.omarinrfn
i at Mukden, Port Dalny
London interviewed the Russia consul naw aema
minister, Count Lamsdorff, of tne viceroy.
we place on sale 150 pieces of Spring Ginghams
In this assortment you can find all of the popular
colors and designstobe found in the "1004 products.
We have received our Spring* Stock of Pingree Shoes. We are showing the com-
posite in Vici Kid, turn or welt sole price, $3.
The Gloria, Yici Kid, Patent Kid or Corona Colt, turn or welt sole price, $150.
1904 Carpets and Lace Cvirtains now in stock.
A few 1905 leavings.
he Bemidji Daily Pioneer
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1004.
Northern Itasca County Homesteader
Gets Back Title to Real Estate
Valued at $100,000.
a the same evening and that
he (Count Lamsdorff) believed it
would be satisfactory to Japan
facts were retelegraphed to the Brit
ish minister to Japan, Sir Claude. Mae
Donald, and also were communicated
to the diplomats who attended Lord
Lansdowne's reception Jan. 27. Count
Lamsdorff's intentions, however, evi
dently miscarried, for the foreign
the statements made in the
Associated Press dispatches on theREYES
subjecat from Sts.s Petersbur Tokio
that no reply has yet been sent and
that there is nothing to indicate what
its real nature will be, except what
must have been an almost obvious ut
terance on the part of Count Lams
Pre dispatchesanon the
Incendiary Placards Posted at Can
Canton, China, Feb. 1.Placards
were posted about this. city during
A few pieces of 8c outing
left from Saturday's sale atr
3 3-4c a yard.
20c quality for 18c a pair.
One lot of Boys' shoes,
worth up to $2, for $1.25 a
Ladies' House Slippers,
worth up to SI.75 a pail',
Charles Keith is dismissed.
The claim of 160 acres upon which
Campbell has been a resident for fif
teen years is said to be highly val
uable owing to its situation upon the
falls of the Big Fork river and adjoin
ing the townsite laid out by Tarns
Bixby and his associates. Campbell's
title has been in dispute since he got
KEEP OUT OF PANAMA
COLOMBIAN TROOPS MUST NOT
LAND ON ANY PART OF
8AYS UNITED STATES GUARAN-
TEES TO PROTECT ONLY
Washington, Feb. 1.It is stated at
the state department that General
Reyes must -have misunderstood the
position of the authorities here if he,
about this. city during -J^SSS *SSK_Sj5
gg*g ^^%^J?to&\to^^t that the Unit
telegraphed to For- g*J^g EurapeaHuarter. The I ed States limited its objection to the
^Sfliave demanded the protection landing of Colombian troops in Pan
ama to the canal zone itself. The de-
partment has not in any sense changed
its position since it was outlined in
the note of Secretary Hay of Nov. 11
to-Minister Bunau-Varilla when It waa
xptessly stated that no troops with
hostile intent could be landed in Pan
Since that date a treaty has been
negotiated between the United States
and Panama by which the former guar
antees the integrity of the latter and
that treaty is now before the senate.
In its present State, to use the words
of Secretary Hay, Panama has,
therefore, acquired "an inchoate right1'
to the protection of the United States.
Colombian .attack would be regarded
by the government of the United
States as an unfriendly act.
Minister Bunau-Varilla had a long
talk during the day With Acting Sec
retary Loomis and reported that the
new constitution would be completed
in a day or two.
STILL FEAR AN ATTACK.
Panamans Believe Colombians Are
Preparing for Campaign.
Panama, Feb. 1.Information com
ing from Bogota is to the effect that
since Generals Reyes and Cavallero
have assured Colombia thatjhe Unit
ed States will only object to Ber land
ing forces in the canal zone the Co
lombian government intends to organ
ize and send an expedition against
The only explanation of this news
from Bogota is that the government
of Colombia is compelled to take
some steps to prevent its downfal.
This is said to be imminent, as Presi
dent Marroquin has lost all the pres
tige he ever had. There Ais
speculation in Bogota as to the out
come of this move should it be put
REYES DID NOT SAIL.
Colombian Special Envoy Still In This
New York, Feb. 1.General Rafael
Reyes, special representative of the
Colombian government, who it was re
ported from Washington this week,
was to sail for Cartagena on the
steamer Valencia, did not take pas
sage on that ship. He is still in Wash:
Bunau-Varilla Demands Retraction.
Washington, Feb. 1.M. Bunau
Varilla, the minister from Panama,
through his attorneys, has made de
mands for retraction upon the Wash
ington Post and the New York World
similar to those made upon the New
York Evening Post.
WOULD DROP FREE SILVER.
Iowa Democrats Against Forcing Old
Issue to the Front.
Des Moines, la., Feb 1."No
fight should be made in the next state
convention or in the national conven
tion for the reaffirmation of the 1C to
1 plank of the Kansas City platform."
This statement was issued during
the evening at the close of a confer
ence of twenty-five leaders of the sil
ver and Bryan wing of the Democratic
parly in Iowa, It was declared to be
the concensus of opinion of those pres
ent. It w-as the unanimous opinion,
however, that the platform of the, na-
believe in the essential principles
aside from the 16 to 1 plank."
Among those present at the con
ference were George Rhlnehart ot
Newton. General- James R. Weaver,
John ML. Read, president of the Demo
cratic Gracchi club of Des Moines
and S. A. Brewster of Ottumwa.
CONTINUES TO CLIMB UPWARD.
Further Sensational Advances in Price
New York, Feb. I.Never before
has such an advance been witnessed
over night in the cotton market and
perhaps never before has the cotton
market shown such wild excitement.
Cables from Liverpool were spectac
ular. Thev reported an advance of 29
to 33V points when they were expect
ed to be 5 to 10 points lower. Tho
first prices were at an advance of 42
to 81 points on the old and of 12 to 48
points on the new crop months. March,
Hrhich closed at 15.82. opened at 1(5.25
and sold up to 16.42 on the call May.
closing at 16.04, advanced to it.t
and Julv. closing at 16.18, opened at
ltJ.SO. There was heavy Hqniflatloo
and immediately following the call
prices sagged off a few points but tho
market, remained very excited, with
trading tremendously active.
The liquidation following the call
carried the active months down from
22 to 2C points, with March selling at
10.20. May at 16.50 and July at H.5ti.
But at this pMnJ there was bull sup
port and the market was forced up to
a still higher level, with March reach
ing ir.46, May 16.79 and July 16.90, a
et advance on these months of 72 to
COURT ADVISES OBEYANCE.
Chicago Federation of Labor Refute*
Grand Jury Demand.
Chicago, Feb. 1 Secretary Ed
ward Nockels of the Chicago Federa
tion of Labor was counseled from the
bench by Judge Gary to reconsider a
determination to defy the grand jury
in the matter of producing the books
and records of the Federation before
the grand jury, which is investigating
violence and rioting during recent
strikes. Secretary Nockels was given
several hours in which to consult fur
ther with other officials of the Fed
eration of Labor. Judge Gary's action
was the outgrowth of a citation com
manding Nockels to show cause why
there should not bo a judgment of
contempt of court, as a result of Nock
els ignoring the order of tho grand
jury In reply to an appeal by Nock
els for dismissal on the ground that
to comply with tho mandate of th
grand jury might incriminate bm
Judge Gary declared that tho effect
on public Opinion of such refusal
would be an implied admission on the
part of the Chicago Federation of La
bor that the organization was engaged
in counseling or condoning tho as
saults and violence.
TAFT DECLARES POLICY
New Secretary Believes In Philippines
'Washington. Feb. 1The Philip
pines for the Filipinos will bo the key
note of the policy of Secretary I aft
toward tho Far Eastern archipelago.
In almost the last speech he made be
fore leaving the Philippines for homo
he reiterated this keynote, which he
first sounded when he was inaugurated
governor of the Philippine islands.
This speech has been published by
the insular government In an official
form and has just reached the war
department. In it Governor Taft de
clared that this doctrine did not ex
clude the encouragement of American
enterprise or the American Investment
of capital in the Philippines, for the
reason thfft nothing, not oven educa
tion or a free form of government,
"can make more for the elevation and
civilization of the Filipino than the
investment of American capital in the
material development of these Isl-
BAXTER & CO. FAIL.
Had a Long Chain of Offices In the
Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 1.Following an
order issued by the New York Office of
A Baxter & Co., cotton brokers,
the local office of that concern posted
a notice stating that the Atlanta
office had assigned. Nothing official
could be learned here as to the reason
for the suspension, but it is probably
due to the sharp break in cotton.
Baxter & Co. hadonly, recently
bought out Murphrey & Co., incor
porated, one of the largest stock bro
kerage companies In tho country, and
had reached a capitalization of $200,-
000 The notice of the failure created
a sensation. The defunct company
controlled a chain of 125 offices from
New York to New Orleans.
8IX PERSONS KILLED.
Fourteen Others Injured by a Gas Ex
plosion in France.
Rognonas, Bouches du Rhone,
France, Feb. 1.Six persons were
killed and fourteen were injured as a
result of an explosion of gas in the
cafe of the Hotel de France during
the evening. The hotel was partially
Russians on the Y3lu River.
New York, Feb. 1.Small parties
of Russian soldiers are beginning to
appear on the banks of the Yalu river,
cables the Seoul (Korea) correspond
ent of the Herald. Twenty mounted
troopers crossed into Korea at Sam
sao. near the headwaters, and twenty
four reached Antung. They were offi
cers said to be investigating sites for
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
EF iE KILLE IN TH E HBUSE
PROVISION IN DEFICIENCY BILL
FOR A SECOND PAYMENT
MUCH INTEREST SHOWN IN DEBATE
DID EXTRA SESSION MERGE INTO
REGULAR THE MAIN POINT
Washington, Feb. 1..The house
went immediately Into committee ot
the whole upon convening, with Mr.
Tawney (Mixn.) In the chair, and re
sumed consideration of the urgent de
Mr. Fuller (111.) proceeded to com
bat the arguments of Mr. Litiloflc-ld
(Me.) OB the point of order raised by
Mr. Madnox (CJa.) on the DjM&gmph
providing a second payment of mile
age to senators and members.
Mr. Puller said the question to be
determined was whether this was the
second session'of the Fifty-eighth con
gress or a continuation of the session
begun in November. Ho differed from
Mr. Littletield in the pontentfon that
this is a continuation. He held that
the November session ended at noon
on the day fixed by the Const Hut ion
for convening the December session.
Mr. Parker (N. J.) followed Mr.
Fuller, taking the opposite view. He
Insisted that there was nothing to
warrant the drawing of mileage for
traveling 3,000 miles during the period
that the clock was striking 12. He
said that the house had talked of
horses and carriages used by the sev
eral government departments and
made the point that it would be in
consistent to allow fictitious con
struction on the mileage Item.
After further debate Mr. Tawney
overruled the point of order.
The mileage appropriation was then
stricken out by a vote of 107 to 0 and
tho urgent deficiency bill passed us
A large attendance of members was
present during the debate and the
arguments for and against the propo
sition received the careful attention of
both sides of the house.
NO GOLD COIN IN VAULTS.
Unprecedented Demand Empties the
Washington, Feb. 1.For the first
time in many years the treasury finds
itself without any gold coin in Its
vaults. It is explained that this condi
tion is I he result Of an unprecedented
demand for gold certificates during
tho time when tho mints have been
fully employed in coining Philippine
silver and subsidiary silver for tho
United StatoF. Tho increased demand
for gold certificates which could only
be Issued for gold coin In the treasury,
came about through the needs of tho
larger banking institutions In the
great coal centers, which had large
amounts of notes of small denomina
tions which ihey wished to exchange
for gold certificates of large denomina
tions. The secretary has given in
structions for the mints at Philadel
phia and San Francisco to begin the
coinage of double eagles and to work
overtime until a sufficient supply has
been coined to meet all demands.
ONE HUNDRED SHOPS TO CLOSE.
Union Carriage and Wagon Workers
Will Be Locked Out.
Chicago, Feb. 1.One hundred
shops controlled by the Carriage and
Wagon Manufacturers' association
will be closed shortly and 2,000 men
belonging to the Carriage and Wagon
Workers' union will be locked out.
This decision was reached as
the cliniav to negotiations that -have
been In progress during the past week
between the two organizations. The
men demanded a reduction of two
hours In the working hours in a week,
and Increases in pay running from 10
to 25 per cent. The employers de
clared that it was impossible to grant
the demands and insisted that the
union must forego them and consent
to the "open shop" or the lockout
would commence. The men refused to
accept the proposition of the employ
ers and the lockout, will follow.
BANQUET FOR DURAND.
Societies in New York and London
Ffant at Same Time.
London, Feb. 1.While the Amer
ican branch of tho Pilgrims' society
was giving its dinner at Delmonico's
in New York in honor of Sir Henry
Mortimer Durand, British ambassador
to the United States, tho English
branch of tho society celebrated the
occurrence with a supper at the Carl
The unique feature consisted in the
installation of cable instruments in
one end of the supper room. Frequent
messages were exchanged between
Delmonico's in New York and tho
Carlton hotel here. __^__
Reported Massacre Untrue.
Mombasa, British East Africa, Feb.
1.Tho reported massacre of a Brit
ish expedition, under tho auspices of
the East Africa syndicate, by Turk
hana tribesmen In the neighborhood
of Rudolf lake, announcement of which
was made Jan. 24, now proves to have
been incorrect. Tho expedition in
question arrived at Teti, 150 miles
west of Rudolf lake, Jan. 20, all well.