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VOLUME I. NUMBER 274.
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Five Rhode Islanders Favor His
Nomination for the
Providence, R. 17, March 11.The
Democratic convention for the selec
tion of delegates to the national con
vention was held here during the day.
The ballots for delegates resulted in
the election of five of the Fitzeerald-
ESCAPED PRISONER RECAPTURED
Faces Death by Pneumonia and the
St. Joseph, Mo., March. 11,Facing
death from pneumonia and death by
the gallows Mark Dunn, murderer of
Alfred Fenton at Rushville, Mo., was
landed in jail here after a capture al
most as sensational as his escape from
behind the bars here last Monday. He
is in a dying condition from pneumo
nia, but unless his demise intervenes
Dunn will be hanged in the jailyard
here some time during the day.
Dunn's capture took place at Guil
ford, Mo., where, after an exciting
chase, he had taken refuge in a hotel,
too weak to offer resistance to Sheriff
Spencer and several deputies, who had
pursued him across the country from
Shortly after Dunn's escape, from
the jail here Monday, when he locked
his guard, the jailer and a deputy
sheriff in a cell at the point of two
revolvers that .had been smiiz_led in.
Men's Silk Lined Kid Cloves $T to $2.
Greene delegates and three of the
Quinn-Money party. The delegates
were not instructed, but Fitzgerald for
mally announced that, he favored the
nomination of William R. Hearst for
Dunn was taken ill and was obliged to
ask shelter at the home of a farmer
in Rosedale. A familiar. 1 who
present suspected that the fugitive was
Dunn. A telegram was sent to Sheriff
Spencer at St. Joseph, but Mike Estes,
a brother-in-law of Dunn, to whose
house Dunn had been removed from
the farm, feared that Dirm's identity
might become known and had put the
sick man in a buggy. Dea'lily Til Dunn
started on a wild drive across the
country. S_rifE Spencer and deputies
came to Rosedale on the first train,
but Dunn had forty-five minutes' start
of them. Dunn might have escaped
had he not become so weak by the
time Guilford was reached that, in
despair, he dismissed his driver and
team and said he could go no further.
QUIET AT SPRINGFIELD.
Eighteen Companies of Troops in Con
trol of Situation.
Springfield, 0., March 11.This city
has. passed its first peaceful night of
Men's Unlined Kid
Cloves $1 to $1.50.
Men's Buck loves
$1.25 to |TM
Men's Horse Hide
Men's Bl ack
Cotton Uosi'jit lo.
15,25 ancToO cents.
Hose, black and
fancy, 25 and 50
Men's a si)
mere Uose, black
and fancy, 25, 35
and 50 cents.
Silk Hose. $1.7.5.
Cupyriglil 1903. by DnviJ Adler & Sns nothing Co.
Spring Sack Suits arc not of tie or
dinary character. You see a group of
them here. There is a certain nobbiness in these
"Adler" clothes that appeals to every stylish
man. These are decidedly "young men's clothes"
They have dash you'd admire your own
appearance if you wore one.
MEN'S NIGHT SHIRTS.
Men's O tint: Night
Shirts at 65 cents, si,
81.25 and $1.50 each.
Men's Fancy Cotton
Nlgbt -Shirt-- at Saoh.
Men's 1 in Night
Shirts at SI each.
I [ere Tffti can find
a choice selection of
Ilewes and Potter and
the President. New
boekk'S and welis
tne weeK. wnue mere was mucn anx
iety during the night, owing to dem
onstrations in tie afternoon and .veil
ing, there is a restoration of confi
dence and normal conditions prevail.
Shops which have run short all week"
are running as usual. Those who have
been augmenting the crowds in the
streets are back at work, while eight
een companies of militia occupy the
public places and the streets.
The trouble started last Sunday
morning when Richard Dixon, colored,
killed Officer Collis and it ended dur
ing the day with impressive funeral
services over the body of Sergeant
Collin at St. Raphael's Catholic church,
General MeMakin and Colonel Mead,
with eighteen companies of militia,
supplied patrols for the city, so that
the entire police force, with all the
city and county officials, were in at
tendance. Some of the soldiers also
attended. Only a small part of the
populace about the church could gain
The mob-swept districts along the
levee, the public buildings and all
probable points of trouble are still
strongly guarded by troops. All the
colored occupants of both districts
have gone and their whereabouts Is
Mouse Session Brief.
Washington, March 11.When the
Finley (S. C.)
was recognized and announced the
death of his colleague, George William
Croft. The usual resolutions of sym
pathy and regret were presented and
adopted. As a further mark of fespei
the house, at 12:10 o'clock, adjourned.
Young People Struck by Train.
Oconomowoc, Wis., March 11.
While returning with a group of young
people from a wedding Miss Ida
Knopp, aged twenty, was struck and.
killed by a Milwaukee train and her
sister, Annie, and Herman Raasch
were seriously Injured.
Arguments In canal Suit.
Paris, March 11.The arguments in
the case of Colombia against the Pan
ama Canal company were continued
before the first chamber of the Seine
throughout the day. Maitre Brunei
further set forth Colombia's claim.
against the transfer of the concession
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The Bemidji Daily Pioneer
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY, MARCH II. 1904,
OFFICIALS ARE WARNED
MUST NOT IRRITATE COMBATANTS
SHOULD ABSTAIN FROM ANY AC-
TION OR SPEECH LIKELY TO
Washington. March President
Roosevelt, after cor rence with
Secretary of State Hay. I Issued the
following executive ore teapfictingj
the observance pj thfi. pro .mint ion re
pently promulgated docla ing the neu
trality of the United S: ,-s between
Russia, and Japan, the ti ouibataut
nations in the Far East] rn war now
"All officials of the government,
civil, military and naval are hereby
directed not only -to ob: rve the presi
dent's proclamation of mutrality In
the pending war between Russia and
Japan, but also to ajj^uun from either.
action or speech which can legitimate
ly cause irritation to elthci' of (lie
batants. The government of the Unit
ed States represents the people of the
United States, not only in the sincerity
with which it is endeavoi ng to keep
the scales of neutrality exa* an I even.
but in the slncerltj with which" it do
plores the breaking out of the prosenl
war and hopes that it will end at the
earliest possible moment and with the
smallest possible loss to those en
gaged. Such a war inevitably in
creases and inflames the susceptfbilir
ties of the combatants to anything in
the nature of an
Injury or Slight by Outsiders.
Too Often combatants make conlilctlug
claims as to the duties and obligations
of neutrals, so that even when dis
charging these duties and obligations
with scrupulous can- it is difficult to
avoid giving offense to one or the oilier
party. To such unavoidable causes of
offense, due to the performance of na
tlonal duty, there must not bo added
any avoidable causes. II is always un
iortunate to bring eld world a__
tipathioH and jealousies into our life,
or by speech or conduct to excite an
ger and resentment toward our nation
in friendly foreign lands but In a
government employe, whose official po
sition makes him In sonic sense the
representative of the people, the mis
chief of such action Is greatly in
creased. A strong and self-confldent
nation should be particularly careful
not only of tho rights, but of the sus
ceptibilities of its neighbors and
nowadays all the nations of the world
are neighbors one- to the oilier. Cour
tesy, moderation and self-restraint
should mark International no less
than private, Intercourse.
"All the ollieials of the government,
civil, military and naval, are expected
so to carry themselves both In act and
in deed to give no cause of just of
fense to the people of any foreign and
friendly power and with all mankind
we are now In friendship."
FAVOR POSTAL INVt_ I IOA I ION.
Republican House Leaders Agree on a
"Washington, March II.The Repub
lican leaders in the house have hastily
arranged a plan fur an Investigation of
tho connection of members of thai
body with the pestoffleo department.
This investigation, if the plan suc
ceeds, is to be conducted by a special
committee., to lie appointed by the
speaker, ft will have authority to in
quire into the details of every rcpre
Bflnt.-t.lon which ha. been made to Irhe
postoffice department by members bf
the house of representatives. Each
member whose i a ic is taken up by
the committee will be given an oppor
tunity to be heard.
In this way it Is believed that the
injustice which members feel has
been done them by the pubbeatlon of
the report from the depaftmenl may
The Indignation at the publication oi
the report has bv no means subsided
and Hie general belief is that had a
vote been Caken during the M- io:
Wednesday lh_ [lemocratic proposi
lion for a full Investigation of the
whole postofli.ee department would
have prevailed. This plan has not
been abandoned by the minority and
when the Republican proposition Is
presented an efin will be made to
amend by adding provision for the
sweeping Investigation which the Dem
oerais believe sho ild be made,
DISCUSS RFXENT REPORT.
Sneaker Cannon and Chairman Over
street Confer With President.
Washington. March 11.By appoint
ment Speaker Cannon and Representa
tive Oyerstreet, cbairinan of the house
committee on postofflces and post
roads, had an extended conference
with the preside!.i during the Uy.
Excepl thai rntervtew related to
I the sltuatlony^n^eohgrbss created by
the report otAbe postoffice departme'nI
into the Wqulr.) ol thie affairs of tine into the Wqult affairs of th
department no statement regarding It
The president sent for Assistant
Postmaster General Bristow and later
in The riny had a ^n^_^-with
No infirtnaiion i- ohtainabb at the
Whin- He), i concerning the situation
Severe Bbzzard Raging.
Calumet. Mlcb.. March 11. The se
verest sno.v storm of the season pre
vails throughout the Lake Superior
country. The wind has a velocity of
sixty miles an hour. Streel railway
service has be discontinued.
Senator Ti}!_iarr Operated On.
Washington, March 11. Senator
Tillman of South Carolina was oper-
ibsceas on his left tonsil
WATER RECEDING RAPIDLY.
Residents Along the Susquehanna Re
turning to Their Homes.
I "Vri'lk-es-b/vrTV'. Pre, M.'inti' i't.-
PRESIDENT ISSUES EXECUTIVE Susquehanna river is reeedius ra i
lv. At 9 a. ni. it was _i'..T iv above
ORDER REGARDING HUSSO- a
Mtwentyn oi IACAMC-CC ___-'_ I feet duringn thU lust four hours
JAPANESE WAR ^___
and people are returning to their
V^Xs' hs ,vo
At Plymouth the water has receded
entirely from the main street and the
Situation is much better.
At Nautlcoke the flood has lessened
Reports from Bloomsburg say the
flood Is receding at the rate of four
Inches an hour. Reports front tip the
river are tluu the Rood is receding
There Is no change In tho gorge at
Nantieoke. The banks of both sides of
the river from Shicksltinny to Sun
bury, a iiistatiee of fifty miles, present
scone o( desolation. Wrecked
bridges outbuildings, telegraph poles.
etc., are strewn everywhere.
Mines that were flooded are being
Estimates of the amount of damage
done by the flood In the Wyoming
region run from $1,000.000 to $2,500
000 The total damage in all towns
between Pittston and Sunburj Is esti
mated at $6,500,000.
FOUR MEN BURNED TO DEATH.
Car Containing Gasoline Accidentally
Set on Fire.
Tl.irrisburg, Pa., March II Four
unidentified men were bin lied to deuih
in a box-car containing gasoline w.hich
caught lire at flrancE lnter_ectiun, tun
miles e.-ist of this eiiy. Two others
barely escaped with their lives, their
bodies and clothes being badly burned.
The men were employed on the
Pennsylvania railroad Improvements
ut EnOlrt and were being sent to Haiti:
bridge to clear the Ice from the tracks.
One of the ears, in which twenty-six
men were carried, contained live bar
rels of gasoline and other lighting
majerials to bo used for nighl work.
The men were nearly all asjeep as the
train was pulling Into Branch Inter
section^ One of the men struck a
match to light his pipe while near one
of the gasoline barrels. '"A spark must
have landed on tho barrel, for In an
instant the interior of the car was a
flery furnace Tho men. awakened by
the Intense heat, could not ai onee
realize their situation. There was
scramble to gej out, but lour were
unsuccessful. They were trampled on
by the others and their bodies were
afterward found burned to i crisp
CUT OFF FROM OUTSIDE WORLD.
California Experiences Storm of Un
San Francisco, March it. -A severe
storm of ruin and snow prevails over
the Pacific const. Tetograph wires
everywhere are prostrated. The ha
rometer hero fell to 29.23, the lowest
on record. The wind reached veloc
ity of forly-six miles nu hour. Some
rlaniago has been done In'ibis cllv and
shipping In the harbor has been ion
sidoiably Injured The United States
schooner Ernest Is ashore on (lout isl
An abundance of rain In Southern
California Is anticipated.
Rait l_i'ie City. March II. -Since
early morning California has bo cul
off completely from telegraphic com
munlcalibn with the outside world.
Some meager reports received from
Southern Oregon points are to the
effect that the storm was almost un
precedented in velocity and was gon
oral all along the California coast AH
the wires are down it is impossible Lu
learn anything definite as to the extent
of tin storm or I lie possible damage
HIRAM F. STEVENS DEAD.
Prominent Minnesota Lawyer Expires
After Brief Illness.
St. Paul, March 11. Hiram F. Stc
vens, one of the best known lawyers
In Minnesota, is dead niter an Illness
of ten (lays' durati i, Intestinal, trou
ble was what caused death.
Mr. Stevens was horn in St. Albans.
Vt, fifty-two years ago. Ho canic to
St. Paul In 1x7'.) and soon became one
of the best known attorneys in the
Mr. Stevens was president of tho St.
Paul Bar association and vice presf
dent of tie American Bar assoelat-lom
lie was also member of the law fjE
trlty of the state university and of tbe
HI." Paul law school. lie had bWTI an
influential Republican for twenty
years. He served several terms in the
Minnesota legislature as pres nia
tive and senator. Inning ggreral years
he had been actively engaged as chair
man of the state Btatute revision com
mission. Mr. Stevens was also a prom
hierit Mason and a mi mb of the Mln
ne iota and _ommeretal blubs.
CONGRESSMAN CROFT DEAD.
South Carolina Representative Victim
of Blood Poisoning.
Washington, March LRepresenta
tive George W. Croft of Aiken, S.
died at bis home in this city during
the day of blood poisoning.
MTi Croft's illness dales Back aoout
eight week i. A splinter was removed
from his fl hi '.and after fie ha'! pSi_
sick several and lor a time
was made. wa-. a!fe ted.t.hITe^wa, lb- w, Rfty-seven yean
of and was leading eounftel foi
,ag,e lf,( anf
ated on during the day to relieve an wrecked "on" Chemulpo, Korea. Both
shfp and cargo were totally lost.
rnfTammation iTecreaseTI^ Cater, how-
V(,^ ,,r poisoning ap
was afT ted fifty-seve years
i thf Tillman Lrla last
Mother and Daughter Killed.
Stcubeevllle, March II.- Mrs. .1.
C. Fleming and her daughter, Lottie,
were instantly killed by a west bound
Panhandle passenger train at Han
.ns sfation. They were cTosning the
racks to take an accommodation train
whea they were run down by the ex
press corning in the opposite direc
Ship ap.d Cargo Lost.
Vtritohaina, March ll.-^-T'h'e '.lapan-
-e steamer Shinshiu Marti has been
FOR FIGHT HOURS.
NO DETAILS OF THE AFFAIR GIVEN
BRIEF" REPORT RECEIVED SAYS
RUSSIANS REPLIED TO THE
CZAR'S TROOPS .DEFEATED 0!l LAND
JAPS SAJD TO HAVE CAPTURED A
TOWN, THEIR OPPONENTS
St. Petevsliurjr, ,\ftircli II. The
I usi Ijin torpedo lioiil Floatllla lefi
I :.iii Ai thin- at bread day iiglil ihi
morning and attiVeked the .lapanesi
Hoot, the aei Ion la- il'-n for than
in hour, (hie .lupnifc torpedo lul
us uuk and one i tussinn urp do
!,,,:i: Wi III ill II. i I .It,
Ll'ie ,n. ('lie lat'lnr is not known,
i I'eti i burg, Mann ii. i no otuj
piece of Important news received here
diiiinc i he day from the seat of war
was the Associated Press dispatch
from Port Arthur announcing a fresh
attack on that place by the Japanese
fleet. The dispai, contained no de
Another telogram to the Associated
Press from Vladivostok has been re
celvnd. Ii makos no mention of ib hi
Ing and li is assumed that all I tiulei
The reports that the Japanese have
entered Manchuria west of the Vain
river and have reached Funghuan
chong, on the Poking road, which Uj
the itiissian line of cominunioatTdu to
the yaro, cahnOI be confirmed. If Che
Information proves true a land on
gageniunt of some magnltudt cannot
long.be delayed, as the Russians have
a heavy force south of tho line be
tweon Haoyang and Mukden, and they
are ah.o occupying strong position*
along the Valu. A Japaneso column
between tin would In a desporati
strait unless it moved by the Hank Lo
tal the Russians on the Valu in lh
rear and was eni-ri eti ally supported
by a forward Japaneso movement from
London, March 11. i'be news ol the
appearance of Japanese forcesa( Fung
huancheng, aboul forty-five miles
northwest ol Autung, in Manchuria,
and Ta.-hau, a few miles inland from
the mouth of tin Valu river, is regard:
ed as uiost Important,
The Dally idmap says that if
the news ei'thi.-, strange and marvel"
6TFs CoIFapse of Russian power ou land
is true there is nothing to prevent the
Japanese' from using Mukden and the
railway. There has been nothing to
compare with this in the paper
says, since Napoleon B.taggerod Europe
by appearing on the plains of Italy,
having descended from the Alps as if
from the louds. It.-. Effect through
out tli Easi will he stupendous.
JAPS CAPTURE A TOWN.
Compel Russians to Abandon Their
Tlenl Jin, Man 11.- The Japanese
fore,- have advanced from thi Valu
river and captured Funghualfeheng,
driving out the czar's troops In the
vicinity and com polling thftm Lo r__ir_
to tne "neighborhood of thg Takungj
ling pass, :--.eniy mfle asj of New
chw.Mig, where, near blaoyang and
Halchehg, they are now entrencheil
with 35,000 men,
A big land battle Is Imminent, as
the Japanese are rapidly advancing.
Some small engagements have already
been fought and it was in these that
tin- Russians met defeat.
Tho Japanese are using "the same
tactics am! advancing on the same
route as they used during the war
TURNED OVER TO CONSULS.
Foreign Crews of Captured Vessels
Nagasaki, MarCh 11.The crews of
the mi rchant vessels captured by Jap
an. warships since the war began
tarXE fan__h_fin released and in all 400
Russians, Chinese and Germans have
been turned over to various consuls
to be sent back to their own countries.
Forty oi the, officers taken at the same
TEN OK NTS PER WEEK.
A Europe Is Staggered by the
News of the Japanese
Torpedo Boats FightRussians
and Japs Each Lose
MIKADO'S FLEET SHELLS PORT
lime SttU remain ai ASCDO.
The coal cargo of the Norwegian
steamer Hermes has been released.
RUSSIAN FLEET ABSENT.
Japanese Report of the Attack on
Teklo, Man IT^rYIce Admiral
Katnlmurn, reporting the bombard
ment oi Vladivostok bri March tl. says
the attack c. mrneneTed at I f50 In tho
afternoon and the ffring was kept up
about forty minutes. He believes the
bombardment was ejfeciye and de
moralizing to the enemy. The Rus
sian forts did not reply to the Japan
Japanese cruisers subsequently re
i-onnoitered several adjacent places on
the coast, but found no trace of the
Tin. full report of Vice Admiral
Knmlmurn, who commands the second
Japanese squadron says:
"As prear-rian I'd we reached the
east entra to Vladivostok on tho
morning ol March 6 through a froxerJi
r.e enemy's ships were not seen
outside the harbor. We approached
the battel ies on the northeast coast
from a point beyond the range of the
batteries oh the Bal_an promontory
a nd ltosphoras siait After bombard
ing the inner II bor forty minutes,
from 1:50 o'clock In the afternoon, we
retired, I bcdle the bombardment
effected considerable damage. Soldiers
were seen, but the land batteries did
not replS to on Hre, Black smoke
was ol.-. rvwl at the oaat entrance to
the harbor* about p, m. and was
thought to be from the enemy's ships.
but tills smoke laduallj disappeared.
"On the mot ning of March 7 we re
eonuoitered Vraerlca bay and Strelok
bay, but saw nothing unusual. We ap
proached the east entrance to Vladi
vostok at noon. The enemy's ship*
were Invisible and the batteries did
not tir.-. We turned toward Posslet
hay. bin uot seeing Ihe enemy retired."
RUSSIAN MINISTER PROTESTS.
Objects to Activity of Chinese Troops
on Manchurian Frontier.
Paris, March ii.- it is officially con
firmed thai the Russian minister at.
Peking has made tirm representations
to the Chine government concerning
tho activity Ol Chinese troops along
the Maiiciuirian frontier, with a point
ed Intimation of tire defensive meas
ures Russia may be compelled to
adopt, The substance of the represen
Russia has taken cognizance of the
presence ol considerable forces of Chi
nese troops along the frontier, For
the present it is recognized that, these
forces are Independent of the direct
authority and control of th"e imperial
government whli lb therefore, is not
responsible for LhjjJl presence. But
the fad of their presence is called to
the attention of ilie imperial govern
ment and should their continuance on
the frontier lead to depredations and
acts of lawlessness Russia will take
the measures necessary to safeguard
The force..!! Is not the literal text.
but is the purport oi the terms of the
representations. The Chinese troops
roferred to are those of General Ma
and General Vitau Shi Kai. the com
inander-in-chief. The latter Is the
viceroy of Ghill province and his
troops originally were organized by
the late Li Hung Gfeam* Therefore
they are subject to provincial instead
of imperial control.
WORK WILL BE RUSHED.
Japs Begin Construction of Seoul-Wiju
New York, March 11.Japanese mil
itary engineers, with 8,oou of the pio
neer corps, have commenced active
construction on the Seoul-Wiju rail-
way," cables the Herald correspondent
at Seoul. Materials are now en route
from Japan. A large number of Ko
rean laborers will be employed -and
every effort will be made to complete
the work this year.
Russian Torpedo Boat Lost.
Canea, Island of Crete, March 11.
A Russian transport from Port Said
his arrived here. Members of her
crew say that the Russian torpedo
boat "No. _.__ 1" was lost while on her
way to this port. The crew of the tor
pedo iioat were rescued by the trans
Exportation or Morses pomiaaen.
St. Petersburg, March 11.An inipe-.
rial ukase has been issued prohibiting
the exportation of horses from Russia
until further notice. Even for the ex
portation of single horses with pedi
grees permission from the head of the
remount department must be ohtained.
Report of Sea Fight Untrue.
Vladivostok. March 11.The acting
chief of the staff has officially an
nounced thai the reports of a sea'fight
betweeu the Russian and Japanese
squadrons on Sunday last are absolute
I ly unfounded.