VOLUME 1. NUMBER 254.
Benin, Feb. 17.The St. Petersburg
correspondent of the Tagliche Rund
schau says that 600 Russian soldiers
have been frozen to death while march
ing across Lake Baikal, Eastern Si
The correspondent adds that the
temporary railroad across the lake is
not yet completed, that a large detach
ment, of troops was sent on a twenty
two mile march over the ice covered
lake and that it is presumed that part
of these troops lost their way in a
snow storm and perished.
TORPED O ATTAC O N RUSSIA N FLEET
A POR ARTHU SUCCESSFU
Destination of 40,000 Japanese Troops
Embarked at Tokio Is Presumably
Point Near Port Arthur.
Port Arthur, Feb. 17.The report that 60,000 Japanese troops
have been concentrated at Wonson, on the east coast of Port Arthur
is officially confirmed today. A decisive iand battle is instantly im-
minent. Japanese success will mean the invasion of Manchuria
and the occupation of many important strategical points in the
province, the serious interruption and cutting off of Russian
bases of supplies and a territory acquired that will be hard to
TROOPS EMBARKING AT TOKIO.
Tokio, Feb. 17.Forty thousand Japanese troops are being em-
barked at Tokio. Their destination is probably some point on the
coast near Port Arthur. The embarking of the troops is attended
by one of the largest demonstrations seen in the city since the
opening of the war. The troops marched through streets gayly
decorated with the national colors to the cheers of the enthusiastic
populace. The embarkation on the transports continued until well
into the night. The transport fleet moves tonight under sealed
orders. The general opinion prevails that its destination is some
point near Port Arthur.
TORPEDO ATTACK SUCCESSFUL.
London, Feb. 17.-The TimesTort Arthur correspondent today
cables a confirmation of the reported torpedo attack on the Russian
fleet at Port Arthur. The movement was brilliantly executed. A
Russian guardship and one battleship were torpedoed and totally
destroyed with officers and men. The Japanese torpedo boats
escaped without injury.
Cruiser Sunk by Striking
Mine.at Port Arthur.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 17.The report
circulated here that the Russian
cruiser Boyarin was blown up by a
mine at Port Arthur last Saturday
and that all her officers and "crew, 197
feet beam and 16 feet draught. She
in number, were lost, is confirmed *COnsigned to neutral ports are not sub-
from a private source.
The Boyarin was 348 feet long, 41
Magazines for March
Gilt Edge. Bostons Oily Cream,
Cream Dressing, all the 20c kinds our
special price 1,9 cents.
Dandy Shoe Shiner, the 81 kind,
for 79 cents.
NEW DRESS GOODS.
Black and Colored Voiles at from
50 cents to $2 a yard.
Black and Colored Mohair from 60
cents to $2 a yard.
Black Woof Crepe de Chine $2.
Men's Overcoats at $ i.TO ai.d
We are showing a beautiful line of
MIKADO TO INVADE
Report of Landing of Mikado's Invading Army
on Korean Coast Officially Confirmed.
was of 3,200 tons displacement and
her trial speed was 25 knots. Her
armament consisted of six 4.7-inch
guns, eight 1.8-inch guns and three
machine guns. She was also fitted
with six torpedo tubes. The Boyarin
was last reported as having taken part
in the engagement of Feb. 9 at Port
The'Boyarin was blown up in the
same manner that the torpedo trans
port Yenisei was destroyed, while sur
veying mines in the harbor of Port
JAPS GOT THE FRUIT.
Cargo Shipped to Port Arthur Seized
San Francisco, Feb. 17.Cable ad
vices have been received by the Cali
fornia Fruit Canners' association
that their shipments of canned goods,
shipped on the steamer Coptic a month
ago and consigned* to Port Arthur,
had been seized by the Japanese gov
ernment at Nagasaki. As shipments
ject to seizure local merchants hope
in that way to reach their consignees.
A large shipment of mess beef for
We want to show our Spring Goods. Going to offer a few every day necess-
ities at a very low price to make it an object for you to come to this store
We are showing our spring line of
Brussels and Nottingham Lace Cur
Children's Normandies, black, fleece
lined, sizes 6-10 1-2. new goods, worth
60 cents a pair our special price 45
cents a pair.
LADIES' DRESSING SACQUES.
a large assortment of patterns at
three-fourths of the regular price.
tne Kussian government, aggregating
1,000,000 pounds, is now here to be
shipped on the steamer China, which
departs for the Orient next week. The
shipment will, in all probability, be
consigned to Shanghai and reshipped
there for Port Arthur.
a railway between these points would
be of immense advantage.
Recently Purchased Japanese Cruisers
Arrive at Yokosuga.
Rome, Feb. 17.The Japanese min
ister here, M. Ohyama, has received a
cable dispatch informing him that tho
Japanese warships Niasin and Kasaga,
which arrived at Yokosuga, Japan,
during the day, reached their destina
tion in perfect condition. The dis
patch adds that the war feeling among
the officers and crew of the two ships
was very high throughout the journey
and thgt the work of comnletine their
The Bemidji Daily Pioneer
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 17. 1004,
Russian Officials at Vladivostock Can
not Resist Attack.
Tokto, Feb. 17.The German steam
er Batavia has just reached Moji with
1,500 Japanese refugees on board, in
cluding the commercial agent of Japan
at Vladivostock. The latter reports
that ten Russian torpedo boats are
frozen up at that port unable to move.
The commander of the garrison and
the local authorities at Vladivostock
called on the departing agent and com
plained that the Japanese had opeued
hostilities without having declared
When news of the opening of the
war reached Vladivostock the squad
ron there was hastily repainted and
cleared for action, leaving port on the
afternoon of Feb. 9. He believed that
it returned to Vladivostock after sink
ing the Lakonoura Maru.
There are no torpedoes nor mines
sunk at Vladivostock and the place is
totally unprepared to resist attack.
Massing of troops on the north bank
of the Yalu continues, the Russians
evidently believing that the Japanese
intend to make their main attack
there with the object in view of forc
ing their way through the Russian
lines and destroying the railway, there
by cutting off all communication with
Port Arthur and Vladivostock. The
Japanese are again agitating the con
struction of the Seoul-Wiju railway
and great quantities of material used by Russian soldiers, whose assaults
on the Fusan-Seoul railway are avail-] upon and depredations against other
able. In the event of a prolonged war foreigners continue. The civil admin
istrator is making every effort to ar
rest the offenders and has assured
Captains Barton and Sawyer and Con
sul Miller that full reparation will be
Force of Sixty Thousand Men Now
New York, Feb. 17.The arrival is
reported of 00,000 Russian troops at
Irkutsk, says a Herald dispatch from
Port Arthur by way of Chefoo. They
are now nearing Harbin.
Manchurian trains are now running
regularly, bringing supplies from Si
Admiral Alexieff, viceroy of the Far
Easi, is still making his headquarters
A--Russian fleet, is reported to be
moving in the direction of Southern
Japan with rhe intention of bombard
ing the nearest port, causing a diver
sion in favor of Port Arthur.
REACH THEIR DESTINATION.
preparation for active service was con
tinued at sea. so that they would be
able to take part in the hostilities
Work of Repairing Vessels Damaged
at Port Arthur.
Port Arthur, Feb. 17.The work of
repairing the damaged Russian battle
ships is progressing rapidly. The Chi
nese workmen were panic stricken by
the bombardment, but they are now
working well, regardless of the ap
proach of the Chinese New Year.
Investigation shows that the city
and fortress were wholly undamaged
by the Japanese attack. The people,
naturally, are anxious and business is
at a complete standstill, but the ut
most tranquillity prevails.
After the religious services Sunday
there was a military review before the
viceroy, Admiral Alexieff, who de
nounced the action of the Japanese as
barbarous and expressed confidence
that the Russian soldiers would fully
Reports from the interior indicate
that the Cossacks are mobilizing with
great enthusiasm. In the Amour dis
trict they are riding in squads from
village to village, waving Russian
flags and demanding an early chance
to meet the enemy.
START FOR CHINESE WATERS.
Three United States Cruisers Leave
Washington, Feb. 17.Admiral Ev
ans, commanding the Asiatic station,
has notified the'navy department that
he has dispatched three of the cruiser
squadron to North China ports, where
they will be held in readiness to serve
as dispatch boats for the succor of the
refugees or for similar purposes dur
ing the progress of the war. The New
Orleans has started from Cavite for
Chefoo, the nearest neutral point to
the theater of war. The Raleigh and
Prolic have started from Cavite for
Russians Bitter Against Americans and
Yingkow, Monday, Dec. 15.-Throat
ening demonstrations have been made
against the British gunboat. Esplegle
and the United States gunboat Helena
TRAPPED BY JAPANESE.
Three Russian Warships Reported
Captured at Yongampho.
Seoul? Feb. 17.The Korean gov
ernment has granted Japan the right
to traverse the country.
It is reported that Japanese war
ships have trapped three Russian ships
at Yongampho. No details regarding
the result of this naval exploit have
Russia Issues Credit Notes.
St. Petersburg. Fob. 17.An issue i sports to lIn
of 50.000,000 roubles, credit notes, se
cured by geld, was made Feb. 13. The
comparatively small Influx of circu
lating credit notes into the treasuries
and the Imperial bank and the in
creased withdrawals for the Far East
Are assigned as the reasons for this
Souvenir for the Mikado.
Tokio, Feb. 17.The flag of the Rus
sian cruiser Variag, recently sunk off
the harbor of Chemulpo, which will bo
presented to the emperor us the first
trophy of the war, has reached Sasebo
on the cruiser Chiyoda, together with
the anchor, a gun and other souvenirs
of the destroyed warship.
a Seven Inch Decorated
$2 Purchase during
Lyons* Tooth' Powder
Men's .lack Buck Mitts, 1 he
Men's Tlorsehide Mitts,
kind, for 59 cents
Men's Homemade Yarn Mitts 50c
Boys' Yarn Gloves, the 25c kind,
for 19 cents.
CARPETS AND RUGS.
We have received a large
ment of Carpets and Riigs!
11 1 cents
11 1 cents
SORROW IS GENERAL
UNIVERSAL EXPRESSIONS OF RE-
GRET AT THE DEATH OF
IAST HOURS CALM AND PEACEFUL
PASSES FROM LIFE TO ETERNAL
REST WITHOUT REGAINING
CONGRESS HONORS DEAD STATESMAN
ADOPTS RESOLUTIONS, NAMES
FUNERAL COMMITTEES AND
"Washington. Feb. 17.All that is
mortal of Senator Marcus Alonzo Han
na lies in the room at the Arlington
hold where, after the long, brave
struggle, he yielded to death. The re
mains are being prepared for burial.
Thus far only a few of the mos't inti
mate friends of the 11 anna family
have been permitted to enter the
death chamber to view the body, fn
appearance the features of the dead
statesman are very lifelike. They in
i dicate little emaciation and on account
of the oxygen used daring the last,
i days of the senator's BlGlcness there
is an absence of the ashen pallor often
peculiar to the dead.
I Tho death of Senator 1 lamia has
i brought out expressions of regret from
men of .all parties and of every vv .b.
ot lilo. An atmosphere of profound
sorrow ib noticeable in congressional
circles and both houses paid their re
dead senator by adopt
ing resolutions, naming eommlltees-to
attend the funSral and adjourning
without the transaction of further
i business. 1'resideilt Roosevelt will ai
tend the ppbllc services here but WlJJ
not go U) Cleveland with the remain.
Last Hours of Senator Hanna.
The last hours of Senator Hanna
wore passed in unconsciousness, i'on
minutes before the. end came lie w.is
attacked by a sinking spell and stimu
lants having lost, their power no effort
was made to prolong life. The mem
bers of the family wen summoned,
but before ail of them had readied the
bedside the faint breathing had ceased
and tin tired heart was still.
For two days previous to his death
Senator Hanna had not. been conscious
except at intervals and then only 10
obey mechanically some instructions
given him by tho physicians, I our
teen hours before the end- was an
nounced 111*' was almost suspended,
the llickerlng spark being kept aglow
by the most powerful scientific agen
Senator Banna's fatal sickness dates
back two months when he was strick
en with grippe. He suffered with sev
eral relapses. On Jan. 10 he went
Columbus, where.' there was a typhoid
fever epidemic. On bis return to
Washington he had a relapse of grippe,
which finally developed into typhoid
SENATOR HANNA'S CAREER.
Was Successful Both in Business and
Marcus Alonzo Hanna was born in
Lisbon, Columbiana county, O., Sept.
24, \K','i. When ho was live years old
his father moved to Cleveland, where
he organized the firm of Hanna, Gar
retson Co., wholesale grocers, with
a trade extending into the Lake Su
In IW2 the long illness of the elder
Hanna ended in death and it fell to
the lot of the sou to represent the in
terests ot his father iij settling the
Affairs ot the concern, which was not
completed for several years.
In 18U4 young Hanna married Miss
Augusta Rhodes, daughter of Daniel
D. Rhodes of Cleveland. Three years
after his marriage he organized the
firm of Rhodes it Co., which engaged
in the coal and iron business.
His next business ventures were the
organization of several collateral in
terests, which included the mining of
iron ore and coal, the building ami op
eration of vessels on the lakes and
the formation of the Union National
bank of Cleveland in 1888. In addition
to being intimately interested in these
projects' Mr. Hanna was for more ihan
fifteen years president of the Cleve
land City Railway company and be-
TI- N CENTS PER WKEK.
TURK IS TROUNCED
Sixteen Thousand Albanians Revolt in
Turkish Province of DiakovaSul
tan's Army Loses Heavily.
Constantinople, Fob. 17. Sixteen thousand Albanians fire in
revolt in the district of Diakova. A strong detachment of Turkish
troops attacked the main Albanian position and were repulsed with
srnes navmg a controlling interest in
concerns manufacturing pig iron in
Buffalo and Western Pennsylvania he
had many manufacturing interests
Rapid Rise as a Politician.
Mark Hanna's rise in politics was by
far the most interesting period of his
career. Ever since the days of his
earliest, manhood he had taken the
keenest interest in politics.
It was in ISM), when General Gar
field was tho Republican nominee, that
Mr. Hanna first look an active part in~
a presidential campaign. In that year,
with several prominent business meu
of Cleveland, ho organized the Busi
ness Men's league. From its start in
Cleveland this organization quickly
spread through several states and
proved a powerful factor in the elec
tion of Garfield.
In 1884 Mr. Hanna took a still more
active part in the making of a presi
dent, though this time success did not
crown his efforts. He was a delegate
at large from Ohio to the national
convention which he attended in tho
Interests of John Sherman, whoso
nomination failed to carry.
Four years later Mr. Hanna again
shared Sherman's defeat at the Re
publican national convention. It was
at this convention that he witnessed
Congressman McKinley's great sacri
fice In throwing aside In his loyalty to
Sherman the possibility of the presi
dential nomination. It was at this con
vention that there was first born that
loval friendship between Hanna and
MeKhUej thin later ripened Into a
lofit tuiualiifgrif not excelling, the loyo
of one hr I her for nother.
At this me tltire was a steadily
growing sentiment In the country that
Mc Kini.v as dc dim to bee omj i
nation man of the first rank.
An Ardent McKinley Man.
.Mi Hanna as one ot the (Irsl thor
oughly ,'p."- into i iris and lie at'-
fended tl idnvt ition in Minneapolis
in !v.i_ ii\ us an onlooker inter
ested in the masterly manner in which
Mr. MeKTiriey pn dded over I lie gath:
ering, Ai tjjls convention he saw the
renominatlon oi President Harrison
and the rejection of Mr. Blaine and
witnessed lor the second tunc a bal
lot taucn lor McKinley against tho
It was then lint he fully realized the
sweep ol the tide toward McKinley
and the principle of a protective uuiif
which he represented. From that hour
he IHrew himself heart and soul into
the work ot crystallizing into prae?
tical loim ibis sentiment for McKin
ley. Mr. iiauna held persistently ii
bis self-appointed task urn J, In the
spring ol IVi.'i. be dually -l the
task of securing McKinley delegates
for the national convention held tu St.
Louis tin following year. How thor
oughly sin ii in.wiled bis splendid
efforts by the sweeping nominal ion of
the man who became his hero needs
It was only by 1M* strongest per
sonal efloil thai President McKiniey
prevailed upon him to become a candi
date for tie senate to fill the vacancy
caused by the selection of John sher
III iii as setietui rjf stale. In lS'.t? he
was aj.pointed United States senator
i by Governor BtfShnell of Ohio and to
this seat .he was elected in LSS8 ton
boih the short and long terms and in
January Oi ibis year was reelected.
FUNERAL OCCURS FRIDAY.
Body of Senator Hanna Will Be In
terred at Cleveland.
Cleveland, Feb. 17. -Numerous con
ferences b\ telephone were held dur
ing the day between friends of tho
Hanna family here and in Washington
relative to funeral arrangements here.
It was announce.I by Samuel Mather,"H!
thairn'j'n ol the local eemmittoe
rangefients, that tbe funeral train will
leave Washington at 6 p. m. Wednes
day via the Pennsylvania line. The
train is expected to enter oino short
i ly after daylight and will run slowly
through all towns along the road, as
it is belicved-~nraTry~pcoplo will gather
at the stations to pay their final re
spects to the deceased. The funeral
train will arrive in Cleveland at 11
a. m. Thursday, The body will be
taken directly to the Central armory,
whore it will li in state until Friday.
The funeral sen-ices will be held at
St. Paul's Episcopal church, Friday,
at 1 p. m. BistitJP Leonard of the Ohio
Episcopalian diocese will officiate, as
sisted by Dean Williams of this city.
Flags aie dying at half mast on pub
lic and private buildings and the one
topic of conversation related to tho
death ot Senator BflBaa
Bring in Dead and Wounded.
Tokio, Feb. 17.The transport Gen
fcal Maru has arrived at Sasebo with
the dead and wounded from the Port
Arthur engagement. Five were killed,
including three officers, and thirty-two
were injured, including seven officers.
The Japanese warships damaged at
Port Arthur are also back at Sasebo
repairing and will soon be available
xml | txt