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"Bboai, reb 15).The report tnai
8,000 Russian troops had arrived at
Tieacbeng, opposite Wiju, on the Yalu
river, is confirmed, as is the report
that the Russians have occupied Wiju
itselt. They have 2,000 troops at Wiju
and the first collision is expected
somewhere in that vicinity.
Tokio, Feb. 19.The reports that
have been sent to the effect that Rus
sian troops have crossed the Yalu
river and are moving south with the
object of seizing Pingyang are de
clared to be unfounded. A reliable
report from Wiju states that the Rus
sians are assembling in force on the
north side of the Yalu, but they have i
not attempted to cross the river or
move further south.
RUSSIANS MUST BE PATIENT.
Army Will Avenge Japan's Blow to
St. Petersburg, Feb. 19.An official
proclamation explaining the unpre
paredness of Russia for war and the
necessity for the exercise of patience
by her people has been issued here.
It is as follows:
"Eight da^s have now elapsed since
all Russia was shaken with profound
indignation against an enemy who
suddenly broke off negotiations and
by a treacherous attack endeavored
to obtain an easy success in a war
long desired.. The Russian nation,
with natural imDatience. desires
REPLY IS RECEIVED
Answer of Russian Government Consid
ered Responsive to Note of
Washington, Feb. 19.Secretary Hay today received by cable
from Ambassador McCormick the reply of the Russian government
to its proposition relating to Chinese neutrality. The reply is con-
sidered responsive by the department .to our note, and its substance
has been communicated to the governments of Japan and China.
prompt vengeance and awaits 'fever
ishly news from the Far East.
"The unity and strength of the Rus
sian people leave no room for doubt
that Japan will receive the chastise
ment she deserves for her treachery
and provocation to war at a time when
our beloved sovereign desired to main
tain peace among the nations. The
conditions under which hostilities are
being carried on compel us to wait I
with patience news of the
Success of Our Troops,
which cannot occur before decisive
actions are fought by the Russian
army. The distance of the territory
and the desire of the emperor to main
tain peace were the causes of the im
possibility of more complete and I
earlier preparations for war. Much
time is now necessary in order to,
strike at Japan, but it is necessary for
the dignity and might of Russia that,
While sparing as much as possible the
shedding of blood of her children, to
inflict just chastisement upon the na
tion which has provoked the struggle.
Russia must await the event in pa
tience, being sure that our army will
avenge an hundredfold that provoca
"Operations on land must not be ex
pected for some time yet and we can
not obtain early news from the the
ater of war. The useless shedding of
blood is unworthy the greatness and
power of Russia."
May Use German Hospitals.
Berlin, Feb, 19Einperor William
has notified the czar and the mikado
We guarantee satisfaction. If for any reason you
wish to return goods, your money will be returned if
goods are received in good condition.
The well known Adler Coat, a
large assortment in
Men's Jack Buck Mitts, the $ 1 kind, for 79 cents
Men's Horsehide Mitts, the 75 cent kind, for 5! cents
Men's Home Made Yarn Mitts 50 cents a pair
Bov's Yarn Gloves, the 25 cent kind, for 19 cents
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THIS LABEL SEWED I N
INSIDE BREA ST POCKET
Men' heavy grey all wool underwear
$2 a s\iit
VOLUME 1. NUMBER 256. BEMID.1I. MINNESOTA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY I'd, L904.
IAI ^t* *fffrwdWLd^i dTfr
mat "rue tserman nospuais at Kiaocnou
and Yokohama are available for the
care of men wounded during the war.
DISASTER OFF CHEMULPO.
No Official Announcement Yet Made
at St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 19."'No official
announcement of the disaster off Che
mulpo, Korea, has yet beeu made hero,
although the papers are printing sto
ries of the loss of the Variag and Ko
rietz. The St. Petersburg Gazette
"What are we going to do with the
millions subscribed for the navy?" and
"We cannot patch up a useless gar
ment. .Let us start afresh. Let the
people decide how the money is to be
spent. The ministries are too busy
to give the matter due attention."
Count Orloff Davkdoff, the philan
thropist and close friend of the late
Czar Alexander III., has given $500,000
to the Red Cross society$100,000 for
the immediate use of the society, $200,-
000 for a hospital for wounded sailors
and soldiers and $200,000 for a school
for orphans of the war.
The Korean minister announces that
although 30,')t)0 Korean troops are sta
tioned about Seoul his government
preferred not to take up arms against
Japan because Korea is neutral and
felt sure Russia would soon drive out
FIRED ON BY RUSSIANS.
British Steamer Sought Shelter in
Port Arthur Roadstead.
Shanghai, Feb. 19.The British
steamer Helping, which arrived here
during the day from Ghingwangtao,
reports that she was fired on by the
Russian ships and forts when seeking
snelter in the outer roadstead of Port
Arthur and that she was then ordered
to Dalny, where she was detained four
days in spite of her captain's protests.
The Russian gunboat Mandjur has
not gone up the river to be dismantled
as reported. She remains at Shanghai
in defiance of the orders of thejChi
nese officials to leave this port.
STRUCK BY TORPEDO.
Japs Claim They Destroyed the Cruiser
Tokio, Feb. 19.It is the belief of
the navy department that the Russian
second class cruiser Boyarin was tor
uedoed and sunk by -the destroyer
GpAT ARRA O BARGAIN S
For Friday and Saturday. Choice goods at low prices is
what has made this store the popular Trading Center
of Northwestern Minnesota.
Gilt Edge, Boston's Oily Cream, Cream Dressing, all the IT.
cent kind: our special price cents
Dandy Shoo Shiner, the 1 kind for 79 cents
Lyons' Tooth Powder L9 cents
Witch Hazel LO.cents
Children's Xormandios, black, fleece lined, sizes ft to 10 t-2, now
goods, worth 60 cents a pair our special price.. .1". cents a pair
LADIES' DRESSING SACQUES.
Ladies' Flannelette Dressing Sacques1,
patterns at $ ?f the regular price
We are now showing 1904 patterns in wall paper We have an
especiahnic.e.lirje-suitab 1 f residences-.
Men's Silk Mixed imported (Jassimere Suits $22701 i
Men's Fine Striped Gassimere Suits si .'.on
Men's Scotch mixed suits at. si: .5n. si.", glfi and $18.00
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Russian fleet at Port Arthur Sunday
Lieutenant Commander Tokonouchi
did not know the names of the vessels
struck by Cprpetro discharged by-t-h-e-
Heyatory but the navy department
has since learned from other sources
that it \v thi lioyaiiu.
FEAR INTERNAL TROUBLE.
Disorders Reported From Several Sec
tions of Russia.
New York. Feb. 19.Pandemonium
has reigned for several days at Ros
toff. according to a Times dispatch
from Moscow. The revolutionary party
is vigorously at work.
The state of affairs in the Caucasus
is also unsatisfactory and the govern
ment is apprehensive of an extension
of the disorders.
The governors of the provinces have
secured special instructions on the
Over 400 Russians Killed.
Berlin, Feb. 19.A dispatch to the
Cologne Gazette from Chemulpo reas
serts that IT officers and 439 men of
the Russian warships Variag and Ko
rietz were either killed or drowned
when those vessels were destroyed.
WITH MANCHURIA EXCLUDED.
Russia Will Accept Provisions of Sec
retary Hay's Note.
Paris, Feb. 19, Following another
conterence between Foreign Minister
Delcasse and Ambassador Porter it is
understood that Russia's formal ad
hesion to the Ameiicau note will be
announced within a week. It now ap
pears that responsible Russian offi
cials made known that, with the excep
tion of Manchuria from the operations
of the note Russia saw no objection
to its acceptance. This was consid
ered sufficient to permit France to ac
cept with a reservation excepting Man
churia, but Russia's formal action
awaits submission for the approval of
the czar, and, owing to the pressure
of the war operations, its submission
has been deferred, although it is ex
The foreign office here has beeu ad
vised of Italy's acceptance.
Russians Encamped Near Wiju.
Seoul, Feb. 19 Three thousand
Russian troops are reported to be en
camped on the Yalu river opposite
largo assortment of
Men 's fine shoes in
all the newest lasts
and leal her from
$2.50 to $5 a pr.
IINUIC lYttr* I S IIS LAND OOAVIMUA L.
Wealthy Western Men Charged With
Defrauding the Government.
Washington,. Fei'. i The pfetrict.
of Columbia grand Jury has returned
four iudieUnouts in the land scandal
John A. Benson, a wenllhy San
Francisco land operator Frederick A.
Hyde, San Francisco, a speculator
Henry uimond, a California lawyer,
and 11. Schneider, a Tucson (Ariz.)
land agent., are Indicted. The last
named has been arrested and is under
The indictment sots forth a number
of transactions by which land is al
leged to have beeu fraudulently ac
quired from the government in Cali
fornia, Oregon, Washington, Nevada
and elsewhere. Most of these transac
tions are alleged to have occurred un
der the lieu land act.
AT LEAST $85,000,000.
Revised Figures of the Loss by Balti
Baltimore. Feb. 19.-It has been
learned from an authoritative source
that the tax assessments on the realty
in the burned district were approxi
mately between ?20,000)0u0 and $22/-
OWJ.uOO and that the assessments on
average stocks of goods consumed In
the lire AVere-brtwevn*"- and
$55,000,000 At this time of the year,
however, the stocks carried by mer
chants were much heavier than the
average. As the re 1 estate was as
sossod ai throe fourths of its value
these figures would indicate a total
loss by reason of the tire ot about $,S."
y.'Z.CO?.. z*. the lowest figures.
BUILT OVER A CENTURY AGO
Dartmouth Hall at Hanover, N. H., De
stroyed by Fire.
Hanover, N. H.. Feb. 19.Dartmouth
hall, the oldest building at Dartmouth
college and one of the oldest college
buildings in the country, was burned
to the ground during the day. The
fire spread so rapidly that the firemen
could not save the hall, though they
were able to prevent the llames from
reaching two adjoining college build
ings. The loss is $25^)00, partly cov
ered by insurance.
Dartmouth hall was built about 11G
years ago. As the tire broke out dur
ing the chapel exercises there were
few uersons in the hall at the time.
We carry the \i. & W. brand in stock from $2."OJtb$7.5 a pair
"Fit Well-Wear Well
W admit that there are
custom tailors producing
trousers that look as well
as the new "R C& W."
styles we are offering.
There are no better
trimmings, labor, style or
fit in made-to-measure
goods. You have the ad
vantage with our garments
of seeing just how they
look or fit made up the
foremost trouser makers
in America guarantee
every pair, so do we.
Our prices suit
your needs, about as A
*i|JJ important a point us
any, after quality.
LADIES' WALKING SKIRTS.
We are now showing trie new stylos.
We ha\e received our sjirini.' slnflc of fancy v.sls Price from
LADIES' MUSLIN UNDERWEAR,
Friday and Saturday we will select
from our muslin underwear stock all
garments that are mussed from hand
ling and place on sale at a discount of
331-3 per cent off
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
Free, during Fehrunrv, one seven-inch decorated
dinner plate with each $ 2 purchase. A $12 purchase
will secure a set of six plates worth 11.50.
FIERCE BATTLE FOUGHT
BESIEGED TURKISH TROOPS IN-
FLICT SEVERE DEFEAT ON
LATTER OUTNUMBERED THE OTTOMANS
REBELS ROUTED WITH LOSS OF
EIGHT HUNDRED DEAD AND
Salonioa. Macedonia, Fob. 19.-Tho
Albanians who were besieging Shem
shi Pasha, _who, with 2..".on Turkish
troops and three guns, was reported
to be besieged by 20,000 Albanians at
liabajnosi, have been routed, losing
800 men killed and wounded. The
Turkish losses are said to bo heavy.
Five additie:i:il battalions of troops
na\t been ordered to Vcrfsovteh.
RURAL FREE UhLiVtKY.
House Committee Agrees to a Raise
Washington. IVir. 19.The house
committee on postofllces ami post
roads has agreed to the report of a
sub-committee raising the salarJes of
rural free delivery carriers to a maxi
mum of $^L'o per annum tastead of
$i as at present. The report agreed
to take away from such carriers the
express and news agency privileges
which they now have.
Force on Guard Reduced.
Baltimore. Feb. 19. Brigadier Gen
eral Kiggs has issued orders relieving
a Company Of the First regiment from
duty in (lie burned district. General
Biggs announced the remainder of
the military force would be reduced
Charles Kowe, an electrician wno
has been doing odd jobs about the
Des Moines jail for his board, has re
ceived notice that there is a legacy of
$20,000 awaiting him In the Dank: of
Syracuse. N. Y.