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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 252.
London, Feb. 15.Baron Hayasni,
the Japanese minister at London, has
received a telegram from Tokio an
nouncing that M. Pavloff, the Russian
minister to Korea, has left Seoul for
home. The telegram reads:
"M. Pavloff, with embassy staff, has
left Seoul for St. Petersburg. He was
escorted from the capital by Japanese
troops in order to prevent hostile dem
onstrations. Japanese forces are main
taining order in Korea."
The telegram does not give the rea
son for the minister's departure. Baron
Hayashi says it is probably due to the
rebuff which Pavloff received regard
ing the disoosal of the Russian sea*
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OVE FOU HUNDRE SABRED
Thirty Japanese Killed at Dove Bay
Where Landing Was
London, Feb. 15.The Daily Mail's Port Arthur correspondent
cables of a disastrous defeat suffered by the Japanese in attempting
to effect a landing of 600 soldiers near Talienwan. The officials
here claim that 410 out of 600 soldiers that attempted a landing
were sabred by the Russian Cossacks, the remainder escaping to
The Japanese also landed at Dove Bay, where 30 were killed,
the remainder retreating. Many London papers print dispatches
from Tokio, Nagaski and Shanghai reporting the destruction of
three Russian cruisers by mines or toipedoes in Paugaru strait, off
JAPANESE SUFFER DEFEAT
Six Hundred Soldiers Landed by The Near
Talienwan With Disastrous Results.
men taken on tne variag ana jvunet*
NEARLY ONE HUNDRED KILLED.
Blunder Causes Loss of Russian War*
ship at Port Arthur.
Port Arthur, Feb. 15.The Russian
Mine vessel Yenisei, while attempting
to destroy a floating buoy, was carried
onto a neighboring mine, which ex
ploded under the bows of the Yenisei,
-which sank. The commanding officer,
engineer, two midshipmen and ninety
two seamen perished.
The Yenisei is a vessel of 2,500 tons,
800 feet long, with high freeboard, two
funnels and two masts. She has ports
cut in her long, overhanging counter,
through which to lower mines. Russia
has two other vessels of this type,
their apparent use being to mine har
bors and to carry torpedoes from sta
tions to warships. The Yenisei was
armed with Ave 3-inch rapidfire and
six 3-pounder rapidfire guns. She
made 1(. knots on her speed trial in
S Petersburg, Feb. 15.According
to the Novoe Vremya the Yenisei was
laying mines at the entrance of Ta
lienwan bay with the object of closing
it against attack from the sea. Ob
serving that one of the mines* had
risen to the surface the Yenisei ap
proached for the purpose of lifting it
up when the vessel came in contact
with another mine, which exploded
and caused the disaster.
American Vessel Forcibly Detained at
Washington, Feb. 15.The state de
partment has instructed Ambassador
McCormick to ask the Russian gov
ernment at St. Petersburg for an ex
planation of the compulsory detention
in the harbor of Port Arthur of the
American steamship Pleiades, which
conveyed a cargo of flour to that place
from Honolulu just before the out
break of hostilities. The vessel is
owned by the Boston Towboat com
pany, which has made formal com
plaint to the state department, hence
the instruction to Minister McCor
By some officials here the opinion is
expressed that the detaining of the
ship is not a violation of international
law provided adequate demurrage is
paid to the owners of the vessel. It
is assumed that the vessel is detained
for strategical purposes and naval
officers point out that her departure
at this time might enable the Japanese
to learn important facts about the con
dition ot affairs at Port Arthur.
MAY RECALL CASSINI.
Russian Government Displeased With
His Work in Washington.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 15.There is
reason to believe that the foreign min
istry has decided to recall Count Cas
eini, Russian ambassador to the Unit
The Russian government is highly
disaDpointed that Cassini did not suc
ceed in establishing closer friendly re
lations with the United States before
Intense anti-American feeling pre
Tajls in society here. The newspapers
and all classes are coupling the United
States with England as being Russia's
most inveterate foe.
Russians Doubt Stories About Vladi
St Petersburg, Feb. 15.The Asso
ciated Press is authorized to deny tbe
report that Japanese troops had land
red-ai-Pdrt Arvhu-r wkfc-thc-loss &t two
Nothing is known here officially re
garding the movements of the Vladi
vostock squadron, but the reports that
it had sunk Japanese tmnsports off
Wonsan and destroyed Hekodate are
generally discredited, it being pointed
out that it is inmo.Ssib.le for the souad-
The Bemidji Daily Pione
ron to nave oeen in tne two places al
MERCHANT STEAMER SUNK.
Russian Warships Attack a Japanese
Yokohama, Feb. 15.It is reported
here that the Russian warships Gromo
boi, Rossia, Rurik and Bogatyr sunk
the Japanese merchant steamer Akou
ra Maru off Hokkaido on Feb. 11.
British Steamer Detained.
London, Feb. 15.The owners of the
British steamer Foxton Hall (from
Barry Dec 11. via Port Said, for Port
Arthur), coal laden, have been advised
that the vessel has been detained by
the Russian authorities at Port Ar
thur. Russian soldiers have been
placed on board.
CALL ON SECRETARY HAY.
Chinese and Japanese Ministers Make
Washington, Feb. 15.Sir Chentung
Liang Cheng, the Chinese minister
here, called at the state department
during the day and formally notified
Secretary Hay that the emperor of
China had' issued a proclamation of
neutrality. The minister's cablegram
contained the further information that
in issuing this proclamation the em
peror had in the strongest terms en
joined upon the viceroys and the gov
ernors of the provinces to adopt
every precaution for the protection of
foreign life and property in their re
spective territories. The minister
feels that "there is now no danger to
be apprehended of attacks upon for
eigners in China in view of the strong
language Of the proclamation and its
The Japanese minister, Mr. Taka
hira, also called at the state depart
ment. He bore with him a telegram
received from the Japanese minister
of foreign affairs and reading as fol
"His majesty, the emperor, having
been greatly affected to .learn of the
great conflagration which recently oc
curred in Baltimore, commands me to
convey to the president his expression
of deep condolence and sympathy with
the people of that city."
The minister had no news touching
the progress of the campaign in the
East and rather looked for a lull for
the next few days.
FEARS A GENERAL WAR.
Japanese Official Discusses Far East
Chicago, Feb. 15."It is extremely
probable that the United States and
each of the great powers will do actual
fighting before this war is over. The
United States has taken a strong and
Dr. Tyokichi Iyenaga, formerly a
secretary in the foreign department of
the Japanese government, made the
Dr. Iyenaga has just completed a
series of lectures in Chicago under the
auspices of the University of Chicago.
"All along I have been saying that
the United States and England should
join with Japan in settling this Far
Eastern question in the interests of
modern progressive civilization. The
United States has done just what
Japan has wanted. President Roose
velt and Secretary Hay, by proposing
to limit the question, have taken a
very strong stand. The only way to
prevent a general war in which all
the nations would be fighting will be
to carry out the proposal which has
been made by the United States."
I Citizens Advised to Observe the Strict
Berlin, Feb. 15.The imperial chan
cellor, Count von Buelow, in the
Iteichsanzeiger, the government's offi
cial organ, has issued the following
"In consequence of the official dec
larations of war between the imperial
government of Russia and the impe
rial government of Japan it becomes
the duty of every one in the German
empire and in the. empire's colonies
and also of Germans residing abroad
I to observe in all their relations the
i Details of prohibitions contained in
the British and some other declara
tions of neutrality are omitted. The
officers of the crown are charged to
see that neutrality is enforced.
IN EVENT OF RUSSIAN DEFEAT.
Germany Will Create a Diversion in
London, Feb. 15.The St. Peters
burg correspondent of the Daily Tele
graph claims unimpeachable authority
to declare that in the event of Russia
being defeated in the far East, Ger
many will make a diversion in her
favor likely to have far-reaching re
British Steamer Fired On.
Chefoo. Feb. 15.The British steam-1
er Fu Ping, when leaving Port Arthur,
was fired on by Russians. Three Chi-,
ne?e members of the crew were
wounded. The Russians afterwards
apologized for firing on the vessel. I
TO MINIMIZE HE AREA OF
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, MONDAY. FERRUARY 1-3, L9u4, TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
NOTE IS MADE PUBLIC
TEXT OF SECRETARY HAY'S PRO-
POSAL RESPECTING THE IN-
TEGRITY OF CHINA.
UPRISING OF CELESTIALS FEARED
JAPAN AND RUSSIA REQUESTED
Washington, Feb. 15.The state de
partment has issued this statement:
"After some preliminary exchange
of views between this government and
the government of other powers inter
ested in the Chinese matters the do
partment. on the 10th of February,
sent the following instructions to the
American representatives in St. Pe
tersburg. Tokio and Peking:
'You will express to Hie minister
for foreign affairs the earnest desire,
of the government of the United
States that in the course of the mili
tary operations which have begun be
tween Russia and Japan the neutral
ity of China and in all practicable
ways her administrative entity shall
be respected by both parties and that
the area of hostilities shall be local
ized and.mited as much as possible,
as undue excitement and disturbance
of the Chinese people may be prevent
ed and the least possible loss to the
commerce and intercourse of the world
will be occasioned.'
Powers Requested to Act.
"At the same time this government
informed all the powers signatory of
the protocol at Peking of its action
and requested similar action on their
A number of answers to the above
note have been received. There is a
hint that Austria will seek to avoid
any participation in the proposed rep
resentation to the belligerents on the
ground that she has small concern in
the matter, but no formal answer has
been had from her. England wants a
more definite statement of the pur
pose and scope of the note. Secre
tary Hay is disinclined to yield to
this wish. He thinks that it would be
impossible to get the powers together
if an attempt is made to very exactly
define the purpose of concurrent ac
tion. As to Manchuria the question
is left open purposely as to whether or
not Chinese administration is or is not
in force in that war swept territory.
That is why the term 'administrative
entity" was used in Secretary Hay's
note. It is a question of fact to be de
termined later on whether or not
China does possess "administrative
entity" in Manchuria.
See No Cause for Suspicion.
The suspicion engendered by the
issue of the note is inexplicable to
the authorities here. It is declared
that the government has been ani
mated by the most simple and direct
purposes and has tried to express that
fact in its note. There is grave dan
ger of the flight from Peking of the
Chinese court if it is not speedily con
vinced that there is no danger ot an
invasion of China by one or the other
of the belligerents. The state depart
ment has been warned by China it
self that the result of this flight
would certainly be a general uprising
against foreigners that might result in
massacres. And the end would be per
haps the disruption of China. In this
event it is believed here that the neu
tral powers would make off with the
lion's share, the belligerents being too
much occupied to prevent them. This
conviction of the officials here causes
them freely to express the opinion th -t
Russia will be guilty of a grave mis
take if she rejects Secretary Hay's
proposals. But if she does so it is
said there will be no attempt made on
our part to secure through force of
arms the purposes stated in the note,
in other words, the United States is
not to be dragged into hostilities in
SEEK FURTHER INFORMATION.
London, Paris and Berlin in Accord on
Paris, Feb. 15.The semi-official
Temps says the cabinets of London,
Paris and Berlin are in accord upon
Secretary Hay's note. In the response
which the three powers will make to
tbe United States it will be suggest
ed that the text of the American docu
ment be clarified and simplified. The
three powers agree in giving the note
a construction favorable to China's
proclaiming her neutrality and also I
that this neutrality be recognized and
respected throughout the period of
hostilities, but owing to the special
conditions prevailing in Manchuria,
which is the present theater of actual
warfare, Manchuria will not be in
cluded under the declaration of Chi
nese neutrality, this exception of Man
churia not affecting China's rights or
stipulations in treaties.
MEETS NO OPPOSITION.
German Information Regarding Secre
tary Hay's Proposal.
Berlin, Feb. 15.The German gov
ernment has been informed that
neither Russia nor Japan opposes in
principle Secretary May's proposal in
regard to China. The foreign office, in
exchanging views with other cabinets,
finds al.- that all the powers are in
clined to the same views, each, how
ever, beinc concerned as to tb fans
fn whtTf these should be expressed
and the precise precautions which
ought to be taken.
BURTON CASE TAKEN UP.
\rguments on Demurrer to Indictment
St. Louis, Feb. 15.Argument on
lhe demurrer ot United States Senator
Joseph 11. Burton of Kansas to the in
dictment charging him with using his
Influence to prevent the issuance of a
postofflee fraud order against the Rial
to Grain and Securities company and
receiving for such services $2,500 was
begun before Judge Adams in the
United States district court during the
day. Senator Burton's contention is
that the extent of the United States'
Interest in the matter was on the issu
ance of an order which would serve to
stop the transmission of mail to and
from the company and that no ques
tion of governmental interest or policy
was involved. The senator contended,
through his attorney, Judge Chester
Krum. that no law of the United
States was violated by him and that
the United States has no legitimate
interest in the efforts of the Rialto
Grain and Securities company to pre
vent the issuance of a fraud order
Senator Burton was in court. In his
demurrer he admits thai he accepted
the money from the llia'to company,
but says he did so merely as an attor
ney, anu that he did not agree to use
his Influence as a senator in prevent
ing the issuance of a fraud order.
William J. Lemp of St. Louis Puts Bul
let In Brain.
St. Louis, Feb. 15.William J.
Lemp. president of the Lemp Brewing
company, committed suicide during
the day at his residence by shooting
himself in the temple with a revolver.
He died an hour after firing the fatal
shot. Growing depression over the
death of his favorite son, Fred Lemp,
three years ago and the loss of Fred
erick Pabst of Milwaukee, a lifelong
friend, is believed to have been the
cause for his rash act. Mr. Letup,
who was sixty-eight years old and a
native of Germany, has lived in St.
Louis for forty-eight years, lie stood
high in business and social circles
and was reputed to bo a millionaire.
Mr. Lemp, it seems, was alone in
his room when the shot was fired.
Complaining of not feeling well he bad
not arisen as early as the other mem
bers of the family. Breakfast had
been served and the sons had gone to
their duties at the offleo and Mrs.
Lemp had gone up town. The servants
were busying themselves about their
daily tasks. A shot was heard from
the direction of Mr. Letup's room. The
servants, who hurried to the apart
ment, found Mr. Lemp lying on the
floor, a revolver clutched in his right
hand and a bullet wound In his tern
RADICAL ACTION PROBABLE.
Destruction of American Interests in
San Domingo Continues.
Washington, Feb. 15.Minister Pow
ell has cabled the state department
that American property interests in
San Domingo are suffering heavily as
a result of the insurrection. This is
true of the property near the city of
San Domingo and in the lines of the
revolution. The minister says:
"It is reported to me that at Santa
Fc the cattle on the estate of the
Bartram company of New York, num
bering about 500 and used In sugar
production on the plantation, have
nearly all been killed. The telephone
line between this city and Santa Fe,
the property of an American company,
has been destroyed, also an engine
used by the San Domingo Improve
ment company, an American corpora
tion also a handsome residence be
longing to the Clyde Line company
and occupied by their agent was sot
on fire and destroyed.
"These are just a few of the acts of
wanton destruction which have been
perpetrated. The French residents
are suffering equally with our own""
The patience of the state depart
ment is being severely tested by these
continuous reports and some action
may be taken in the near future.
SECURE CASH AND VALUABLES.
Five Masked Men Hold Up San Fran
San Francisco, Feb. 15.Five men
entered the Colonial club, a resort fre
quented by sporting men in this city,
during the night. While one remained
on guard the others broke into the
elubroorn and rounded up the inmates,
who were lined up against the wall.
They were then relieved of their val
uables. From J. Schriebor they took
$200 in coin and from John Lyons I
$2!J5 in gold and a diamond stud and
ring. Clarence Waterhouso forfeited
$1,000 in coin and a diamond ring val-[
ued at $1,000, Perry Quill gave up a
diamond stud and ring, value un
known: W. F.ngstrom $300 and a dia
mond ring and Husi Flint $50 in gold
and a diamond ring. The keys of the
bank were then taken from Joseph
Harlanio and from it the robbers got
$5,500 in gold coin. The victims were
then bound hand and foot and laid
race downward upon the floor, two of
the roboers being left in charge of
them until the rest of the band had
sufiicient time to get away In safety.
They then extinguished thf lights and
made good their escape. No trace of
the thieves has so far been obtainable.
ENDS PENDING LITIGATlUn.
Big Deal Involving Wisconsin Water
Kaukauna, Wis., Feb. 15.The big
gest deal which has taken place here
for many years Is that between the
litigating parties concerning the water
power whereby John ri. Van Norwiek,
president of the Green Bay and Mis
&*ginoi Canal company, becomea the
HAS FiSHI MANGE
IENATOR HANNA'S CONDITION IS
CRITICAL CUT HOPE IS NOT
TEMPERATURE CONTINUES VERY HIGH
FREQUENT BATHS RESORTED TO
IN AN EFFORT TO REDUCE
Washington. Feb. 15.Although Sen
ator Manna's condition is extremely
critical his physicians have not aban
doned hope and'say he has a slight
chance of recovery. The latest bul
letin gave his temperature as 104.
pulse 115, respiration 34. The use of
oxygen is still resorted to occasionally,
although at less frequent intervals.
The patient continues to take nourish
It is not believed that the senator
can withstand a fever at so high a
point as that shown throughout tho
latter part of the night and morning
and a light is being made to reduce
the fever. The senator was awake at
times during the night, but on the
whole the doctors say he passed a
comfortable night. His stomach is in
good condition and he has I teen able
to take nourtshnient-vvei1~tlTtTS--faT:
A sponge bath given after the tem
perature was read at 105 only slightly
reduced the fever, which again crept
up to the 105 point. This fact was a
discouraging feature of the night in
the patient's struggle for recovery.
The senator has shown wonderful vi
tality. One of the nurses remarked
that his rally from the sinking spell
Patient Perfectly Rational.
No oxygen was given Senator Manna,
for several hours during the morning.
The degree and amount of stimulant
is also gradually being reduced. Tho
senator is conscious and perfectly ra
tional. He recognized his daughter
Ruth and iu addressing tho doctor
"Well, how am I this morning?"
Tho doctor replied:
"You are better and doing well. We
want ycu to help us, senator."
"I will," wiu) the response.
Mr. Dover announced it as the opin
ion of the doctors that the senator
had a "lighting chance."
As to whether the climax of tho
fover has been reached the doctors
will make no announcement. They say
the temperature may go up or down
At 2:'M) p. m. Senator Manna's
brother, upon leaving tho sick cham
"Viy brother's temperature has been
reduced to loo.8. All conditions are.
Tho temperature at noon bad fallen.
eight-tenths of a degree from that
taken shortly before and contained in
the noon bulletin. This droit took
place before the bath, which was
given shortly afterwards and which
brought the temperature down to
100.8. The report is regarded as very
owner of the undivided hair Interest
of Joseph Vilas, Sr., in the Kaukauua,
Water Bower company and the wholo
of the Badger Paper company's prop
erties, Including the Brokaw l'ulp
company on the watorpower canal.
The deal involves stock to the total
Of $250,000. The payments have
been made, entirely closing the trans
Tliis does away forever with any
fiir't'h'er hindrance- to the future of
Kaukaiitia, as the whole of the power
of the Fox river here will at once be
ROOF CRUSHED BY AVALANCHE.
Inmates of Viroqua (Wis.) Asylum
Thrown Into Panic.
Vlroqua, Wis., Feb. 15.--The roof of
the Vlroqua insane asylum was
crushed like an eggshell bys an
avalanche of snow and ice. which
tumbled down upon It trom an adjoin
ing hill. The crash precipitated a
panic: among the patients and the at
tendants experienced considerable dif
ficulty In restoring them to quiet
The janitor. Peter i.'ggler, and a few
of the inmates were slightly injured.
The institution is now in complete
darkness owing to the destruction of
the boiler and dynamoroom.
COLORED' MAN CONFESSES.
Admits Brutal Assault on Mother and
Roanoke, Va., Feb. 15.Henry Will
iams, colored, who was arrested at
Norfolk, W Va., Tuesday, on sus
picion of having committed a murder
ous assault and outrage on Mrs.
George L. Shields and her three-year
old daughter in their home here on
Jan. 30, made a full confession of tho
crime in the Bluefield, W. Va.. jail.
Williams gave up two watches and
some clothing stolen from the Shield's
He was placed In jail here under ai.
Boys Steal Silver Bullion.
Chicago, Feb. 1.'.While digging for
their stolen treasure on the shore off
Lake Michigan Henry Germur, fifteen
years old, and George Jensen, sixteen
years old, have been arrested by South
Chicago poiiee for stealing 1,000)
pounds of silver bullion from the Na
tional Smelting and Refining, company-