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Berlin, Feb. 18.The admiralty: here
lias received confirmation of the re
ports that Japanese landing operations
on a vast scale are taking place on
both of Korea's northajn coasts and it
Is assumed by the German authori
ties that Japan will be ready by early
apring for a forward land movement
supported by properly equipped bases.
Possibly 250,000 men (according to
the estimates made at the German ad
miralty) will be in the field before a
collision takes place with the Russians
TO INVEST PORT ARTHUR.
Army of Fifty Thousand Men Sails
Paris. Feb. 38.An official dispatch
THRE E THOUSAN RUSSIAN
TROOP S ARRIV E A TIEN CHEN
First Decisive Land Engagement of the
War Will Probably Occur in
Seoul, Feb. 18.Three thousand Russian troops have arrived
at Tien Cheng, opposite Wiju, on the Yalu river and have success-
fully effected an occupation of Wiju and conjunction with a large force
of Russian troops already stationed in that vicinity. The first de-
cisive land engagment of the war is now only a question of hours
and will occur somewhere in the vicinity of Wiju.
Big Lan Engagement Between Russian and
Japanese Troops Question of Hours.
received here from Tokio announces
that one of the most important move
ments of Japanese troops yet made is
now occurring. One of the main
branches of the army, consisting of
three divisions and including a di
vision of guards, is now getting on
board transports. The previous land
ings of Japanese forces in Korea and
elsewhere are said to have been small
compared with this simultaneous sail
ing of three divisions, aggregating ap
proximately an army of 30,000 to 50,-
000 men. The Japanese authorities,
it is added, had taken every precau
tion to prevent information from going
out concerning the embarkation and
the destination of this army, it is be
lieved, but this is not sure, that the
destination of this force is a point
near the mouth of the Yalu river, or
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The well known AdJer Coat, a
large assortment in
Men's Jack Buck Mitts, the 1 kind, for 7(.)
Men's Horsehide Mitts, the 75 cent kind, for 5 cents
Men's Home Made Yard Mitts 50 cents a pfir
Boy's Yarn Gloves, the 25 cent kind, for 19 cents
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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 255. BEMID.1I, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY. FKliKTARY IS. L-904-.
a spot on the Liaotung peninsula
flanking Port Arthur.
REPLY TO HAY'S NOTE.
Russian Answer Will Be Ready in a
St. Petersburg, Feb. IS.Russia's re
ply to Secretary Hay's note on China
probably will be made in a few days.
It will acquiesce in principle, but with
certain reservations regarding Chinese
administrative control over the re
gion in Manchuria leased to Russia or
covered by the Chinese Eastern rail
road, in order to safeguard existing
Russian interests. When the note was
first dispatched to the powers the au
thorities hero undeniably were dis
posed to view it with suspicion and
therefore its recaption by the other
cabinets was awaited with keen in
Russia has not yet given permis
sion for any military attaches to join
the Russian army in the field. Re
quests have been received from all the
powers, including the United States,
and it is understood that Viceroy Al
exieff, to whom the question was re
ferred, would prefer that foreign at
taches should not join in the Russian
field operations until March, explain
ing that, owing to the unexpected sud
denness of the outbreak of hostilities,
it is difficult to make arrangements
for their comfortable accommodation,
especially during the severe weather,
until that time.
WHOLESALE ARREST OF JAPS.
Russia Claims There Are Many Spies
Tientsin, Feb. 18.The Russians ex
plain that the wholesale arrest of Jap
anese at H'arbin ami elsewhere was
due to the discovery that Japan had
The Daily Pioneer
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what has made this store the popular Trading Center
5 of Northwestern -Minnesota.
ureu spies, i wnom sixty owiougeu
to the .la arose general staff.
It is feared that the British steamexJ
Rsiiiing. bound.from Chipwangtao fori
Shanghai, with passengers and bul
lion, has been captured. She is the
days overdue and was last seen in
Port Arthur roads.
DISCREDITED IN BERLIN.
Report That Japs Fired on German
Berlin. Fob. IS.The German admi
ralty discredits the reports that the
Japanese, tired on the German gun
boats Hansa, Thetis or any other Ger
man war vessel in the disputed Far
Eastern waters. The Hansa is at
Tsingtau and the Thetis at Chefoo.
The regular reports of their move
ments to the admiralty make no men
tion of such an incident. It is added
that even if it happened it is assumed
to have been an excusable mistake.
WITHOUT SUSTAINING INJURY.
Japs Torpedo Russian Guardship and
London. Feb. 18.A dispatch to the
St. James Ga/.ette from Kobe, Japan,
In reporting the Japanese naval attack
on Port Arthur Feb: 14, says the Rus
sian guardship in the harbor and an
other Russian warship lying outside.
the harbor were torpedoed and thai
the Japanese retired without sustain
ing any injury.
CAVALRY LANDS AT WIJU.
Japan Rushing Reinforcements to the
Tokio, Feb. 18?Eight transports,
with Japanese troops from Nagasaki
and several additional vessels curry
ing war munitions, are on their way
to the west caost of Korea. 'Detach
ments of Japanese cavalry have al
ready landed at Wiju, on the Yalu
Trade Paralyzed at Odessa.
New York, Feb. IS.Trade is at a
Standstill, cables the Odessa corre
spondent of the Times. Both rail and
sea routes are closed. There is greater
caution in financial and commercial
circles than iu Moscow and St. Pe
KOREAN PORT OPENED.
Wiju Declared Free to Commerce of
Washington. Feb. IS.Mr. Allen, the
American nmikiler at Seoul, cables
Gilt Edge. Boston's Oily Cream, Cream Dressing, all the 25
cent kird: o-ur special price W. cents
Dandy Shoe Shiner, the SI kind for 71* cents
Lyons' Tooth Powder L9 cents
Frostell.a 1 cents
Witch Hazel 1!) cents
Children's Normandies, black, fleece lined, sizes 6-10 I-L\ new
goods, worth 00 cents a pair: our special price. ..45 cents i pair
LADIES' DRESSING SACQUES.
Ladies" Flannelette Dressing Saeques, a large assortment of
patterns at ol the regular price
We are now showing 1904 patterns in wall paper. We have an
especial nice line suitable for good residences.
Men's Silk Mixed Imported Cassimere Suits sicj.'io
Men's Fine Striped Cassimere Suits si5.On
Men's Scotch mixed suits at $13.50. $15, $16 and SIB.
Men's line shoes in
all the newest lasts
and leather [rom
$2.50 to $5 a pr.
Ladies' 5ti cent tieeced hose, black top, white feet, cts a pair ling and plage on sale at a discount of
me state department mat \\i.m una
been declared open to the commerce!
oi the world by the Korean govern
The I'ntted States was the ilrst
power, so far as known, to apply ion
the Korean government for tin open
ing of Wiju to the world's trade. Tills
action was taken white Japan and
England were urging the opening ol
Yongahipho, iying at the mouth of the
Yalu river on the Korean side. The
view taken the stale department
was thai ii we could secure the open
ing of Wiju, 1-50 miles up the Yalu
river fronF Yangampho. the effect
would be practically to open the whole
of thai siretih of the river to com
merce, so. thai the project really was
much larger than the mere opening of
a port at the mouth of a river. Wiju
lies on the opposite side of the river
and near to Antuiig, in Manchuria.
which the Chinese government already
has by treaty with fclie United States
declared to he an open port although
this never has been admitted by Rus
sia. It is understood that the opening
of Wiju is directly attributable to
Japanese ascendancy in Korea, for
While the country was under Russian
the American niin
to" induce the king
port in addition to
probable that the
vjt .once will lake
influence Mr. Allen
ister. was unable
to open a single
Chemulpo. It Li
Thousands of Sorrowing Citizens and
Friends Meet Hanna's Funeral
Train at Cleveland.
Cleveland, Feb. IS.The special train from Washington carry-
ing tire body' ot the late Senator Hanna arrived at 11:05 today.
Thousands of citizens, numbering the friends of Senator Hanna,
were present at the Baltimore & Ohio railway station when the
funeral train rolled in. The crowd stood with uncovered heads as
the casket was removed to the funeral car. The streets of the city
are draped in mourning and Cleveland outdoes itself to honor
Marcus A. Hanna in death.
The remains were taken to the Chamber of oinmerce building,
whore they will lie in state until Friday noon.
will secure a set of si* plates worth $1.50.
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important a point "as
any, after quality.
LADIES' WALKING SKIRTS.
We are now showing the nfcw styles.
We have roco.i vccLou spring stuck of-fancy vests Price from
$1 to $3
LADIES' MUSLIN UNDERWEAR,
Friday and Saturday we will select
from our muslin underwear stock all
garments that are mussed from hand-
331-3 per cent off
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
Free, during Kebruarx one soyen-incb decorated
dinner plate with each $ 2 purchase. A $12 purchase
steps to DAV Ynienea represented .o.
Wiiii ri consular or commercial
TO IINVADE MANCHbRIA
Japs Concentrating Large Army on
East Const of Korea.
Port Arthur, l-'eb. is. The reports,
that the .Japanese have com enti ated
about 60,000 loops Wonson. on I ho
oast is! ol Ken a. wnli the object
of entering Mam huiia, are confirmed
Jap Relief FuTicl in tngiana.
New York, I'Vb. is. -British sympa
thy for the Japanese is manifested in
remarkable responses to an appeal re
cently made for a fund for the widows
ami 'families of soldiers and sailors,
say.s a Times dispatch Hum London.
Japanese are accosted in all parts o
London persons desiring to contrib
ute to the fund.
Cassmi Rumor Repeated.
Ixmdon, Fib. 18, In a dispatch front
Vienna Hie correspondent of the Daily
Chronicle repeats the rumor to the ef
fect that Count Casslnj, Russian am
bassador at Washington, is to be re
called for failure to keep his covcrn
meiit propeil\ Informed of the state
of fooling in the United States.