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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 270.
St. Petersburg, March 14.Admiral
Abasa. secretary of the commission
on far eastern affairs, authorizes the
Associate)? Press to deny the story
which has gained very liberal circu
lation to the effect that the Russian
forces have Evacuated Port Arthur.
The situatiotrTSadmittedly critical
hut the evacuation story is vvitbo't.t
foundation and will result in a
Fifty dozen glass water
tumblers worth 50c a
dozen for 25c.
Ladies' Jersey Ribbed
en ladies' ribbed
vests and pants
worth 35c for 19c
Twenty .live dozen men's lin
en collars.the Arrow brand,
regular price 15c, for 9c
or 3 for 25c.
Ladies' Muslin NightGowns
Sliort ends of dress goods,
prints, silks, ribbons and
One barrel mixed candy
wo ?th 20c for 5c a povmd.
WAR DOG S ARE IDL
Past Twenty-Four Hours Briii
No Changes in Situation in
the Far East.
STORY THAT RUSSIANS HAV E EVAC
ATED PORT ARTHUR DENIED,
Admiral Abasa, Secretary of Com
mission on Eastern Affairs at
St. Petersburg, Promulgates a
Vigorous Official Denial of Ru
mor That Was Given Liberal
hi A A A nitt ft A .h -At* A i.-1
censorship in th
St. Petersburg, March 11.Admiral
Makaroff's name is on every lip in St.
Petersburg Tie is the hero of the
hour. The sorrow over th loss of the
Russian torpedo boat destroyer was
swallowed up by the admiration caused
by the daring exploit of the Russiai
naval commander-in-chief in going
personally to her rescue There is a
deep seated conviction here that hence
forth there" will be a complete change
of sea tactics and that Admiral Maka
roff will make the fleet at Port Ar
thur an aggressive force. He enjoys
the reputation throughout the length*
and breadth of the empire of being a
dashing officer who delights in bril
liant achievements and his latest ac
tion adds to his laurels as a hold and
fearless fighter who loves to take .the
A A A A
One hundred pieces of fine
Val. lace, 12 yards to a
piece, worth 60c, for 12c a
Black Cat Hose.
Ladies' L5c Black Oat 'hosQ
for 9c a pair.
Cups and Saucers.
One gross of 25c cups and
saucers for 15c each.
One lot of ladies" fine shoes
worth up to 4.110 for
Chances ot war. He is not likeK to 1 the way back th..
give the enemy much rest while any strover Stereguschl
of his cruisers or torpedo_boats remain
peuo attack on the enemy nasi- m-
hind the Bliott islands, for instance,
would be such a thing as the admiral
RUSSIAN CREW LOST.
Official Story of Torpedo Boat En
St. Petersburg, .March 14.The story
of Friday's naval battle in which a
Russian and Japanese boat were sunk
is told in the following .report j^'-'-'
Today and mt Saturday Night
we will offer to our customers a choice lot of merchandise at less that factory
cost. We are overstocked in the goods we advertise and are willing to stand
a loss in order to turn the same into cash. Remember this sale will be for
the entire week, but the choicest bargains always go first. Better not delay.
Men'sOuting Flannel Night
nel i lit
ity, for 08(j
Choice of any 25c dressing
Five thousand yards ol dress
prints worth ii| to 8c lor
5c i yard.
.Men's cotton flannel mitis,
the 10c kind, for a pair.
One lot children's shoes worth
up to s.175 for 9^8 cents
MAIL ORDERS WILL E PROMPTLY FILLED
The Bemidji Daily Pioneer
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA. MONDAY, MARCH It 1904.
to me czar ny vici
Act. leports from 1
i "S:\ torpedo boa!
beats, followed by
I "A hot action
torpedo boat desi
I charged a Whitetn
one of the enemy
i onni-.vtuling the
Ct Arthur a* fo.1-
ivent out to sea,
e[i y's torpedo
led in which the
yer Vlastini dls
I ttjrpedO and sunk
n',Ki l)QatS. Oil
I orpedo bpat de-
disabled and she
age her engine was
began to founder.
"When the criti
ed my flag on tin
went with the en.
cruiser Hoyarin to
"Hut as fne of
did not succeed i:
the crew were
part were drowned
"On i he ships
the night attack i
rlonsl) and three
wounded. t\\ sold
eighteen were won
ONE JAPANESE KILLED.
Cavalry Engagement Occurs Near Ka
Seoul. March 14 An engagement
took place on the Sth inst. between
Russian and Japam cavalry scouts
iieai Kasiin. Iiiiy-se\ .-u miles net th ol
P-inE-.vanK one JaitaTiiis*'. tumonn
.^afc^.^r. .mtti A A A
Six Days of
al position of the
e\ Idont I hoist
miser Novik and
ser Novik and the
\ver and as their
y\ as approaching I
saving the Store-
mdered. Part of
le prisoners and
to offh er was ae
thers riv slightly
TS wore killed and
NOVIK SLIGHTLY DAMAGED.
Russian Cruiser Hit During Japanese
Chefoo, March I The British col
lier Pbxton Hall, which had been do
tained al Pert Arthur since (ho first I
attack made by the Japanese, has just i
arrived bore. She reports that Jap
aneso warships comh from Talien
Wfln made an atfa- on Tort Arthur
at midnight on th.- 9th nist., diiring a
ruin storm! The shore batteries did
not return the fin- l. it the armored
cruiser Xovik steam I outside lh.0 bur
bor, tiring at the enemy. The Novik
finally retired. She was slightly dam
One case ol
in n's fleece
1 i ii under-
wear ortli 00c
Ten dozen ladies" linen col
lars, (he 15c kind, for 5e
or li lor 25c.
We have put all broken lines
of men's -SI and $1.25
shirts into one lot ami
made i-li" [nice of 0.9c lor
Ladies' Outing Night Robes
Our entire 'stock of ladies
outing 11- -_i111 robesal I Ah
Ml $1.50 susperideis, one
pair in a box. 79c each.
All 55c tnd 5'ic snspenilEES,
one. pair in a bnv. 25c(. ..-|i
during the tight
WORRYING JAPANESE OFFICIALS.
Question of Arrangements for Large
Number of Correspondents.
New York. March II Questions or
arraiigefiVeuts for the largg number of
foreign correspondents here who are
desirous of accompanying the Japan
ese field forces have been bet hiring
the war office a great deal, says ft
HeraM dispatch from Toklb The
Japanese wish to afford the corre
Bpondents every reasonable facllit)
possible to make them comfortable
While campaigning, but recognize the
ditucultj owing to tin- difference of
conditions of living to which foreign
ers are accustomed.
The best the army could offer was
the regular Japanese ration, with
transportation of seventy pounds of
baggage. After a prolonged discussion
it was finally arranged for the corre
spondents to appoint a contractor to
run a field canteen and undertake field
transportation. The war ofllce tins ap
proved 'bis scheme and o\pocts al! the
correspondents to rely upon the con
tractor, but will supplv rations in an
emergency, The contractor also sup
plies the foreign military attaches. He
is bonded to fulfill his agreement,
The war ofllce has finally determined
to send only liiieen correspondents
with the first column, eight HrJ.ti.sh,
five American, one frenchman and
one German, this being a ropreaentn
turn proportionate to the respective
numbers ot correspondents here. Sub
secpientiy lots will accompany the dif
SEVERAL KILLED OR WOUNDED.
Result of Thursdays Bombardment of
Port Arthur, Friday. March 11.
Lust nigh I liassed without incident.
Tlu Japanese stimuli mi, wliTcli ilisap
peared tutor Thursday's bombardment
ami naval IlKltt, tins not returned.
Although during tlw bombard men I
number of MIH-IIS from the Japanono
Blilps burst in the sti'eets of the town
the damage to the bulldlngB was com
The new town sustained the great
est damage. A Bhell burst few yards
from the house of M. Sidorskl. a law
yer. M. SIIIOIHUI and hi^ daughter
were killed on the spot, the lalter'a
head being blown off. Mme. Sldoi tkl
W IH Injured by fragments of the shell
and a gtrl named Waloritscb was
woundod and died soon afterwards In
a hospital. A Chinaman was killed
and several Chinamen were woundod.
General Stoessel, the commander of
the Russian troops at Port Arthur and
his stair, while watching the bombard
nient from a battery, wore peppered by
spllnteis from a shell, but sustained
Two (sentries on Electric cliff were
woundod, A Japanese Ironclad was
struck by a Russian shell and slowly
withdrew. The bombardment, which
was severe, only ceased ut f2:4S In
QUIET AT KOREAN CAPITAL.
Foreign Legations Continue to Be
Guarded by Marines.
Seoul, March I!.- Detachments of
Korean soldiers marching up and
down the main streets In the neigh
borhood of the palace at nil hours ot
the day and evening give an air of
martial activity to this city. But few
Japanese soldiers remain here. All
have gone north and the foreign loga
lions continue to bo guarded by ma
rlnes. The American legation has
thirty five men on duty In the ground!
and others tire quartered at American
business houses for tin- sake of better
accommodations. Foreigners, how
ever, feel perfectly safe, although
there la more real business activity
The Japanese authorities treat for
eitoi'rs very courteously and have Just
given American Minister Allen per
mission to go to the front with a pas-
on a transport to Chinnampo.
War preparations continue here
methodically, while about 30,000 Ko
reans pursue their normal, every day
life' free from excitement,
HELENA WILL WITHDRAW.
American Gunboat to Quit the Port of
Washington, March I J. It Is said
here that while no orders have been
leaned ffcoin the navy department to
Captain Sawyer, commanding the gun
boat Helena, to withdraw from New
chwang It may be that Admiral Evans,
colrimand'ing the Asiatic station, bai
given such a direction. It Is, of course,
realized that the Helena would le In a
very disagreeable position If the |r
were bombarded and she serves no
use!:il purpose In her present berth.
There is no disposition to dr-ag l&te
the question of the neutralization of
the port of Newchwang at this stage
and the withdrawal of the Helena as
soon as she Is freed from the Ice will
make toward this put pose.
ACCEPTED BY JAPAN.
Britons Tender Use of Naval Hospital
ToklO, March 14. Sir Claude Mc
Donald. Ore Hrltisli minister to Japan.
through Admiral Bridge, has tendered
the navy department the use of the
naval hospital ship at Yokohama for
the treatment of r.lck and wounded
'lailors. Vice Admiral Yamamoto.
minister of the navy, gratefully a a ept
td the offer on behalf of the Japanese.
Over-Subscribed Five Times.
Washington, March 14.The Japan
ese minister has received a cablegram
from his government stating.that the
Kub.-.criptlons to the loan of l^iOO.OOO
yen exchequer bunds amount now to
436.000,000 yen. The dispatch fur
ther states that it is expected that
when all the returns have been re
ceived the subscriptions will exceed
of the Great Northern
It is in favor of the
allirms the opinion
States circuit court.
written by Judge Harlan and is con
.to-red in by Justices drown, llpower,
MoKemra and Hay. (Ihief Justtec Pul
ler and Justices White, IVi'kliam and
The court holds that in the merger
tile sto lilloldels of the tWO road-- dis-
appeured and reappeared in the
Northern Securities Co.-, bocOhflug
practically ecmsolldntod. The court
if llie I uid.
lie decision is
SCOTIA A TOTAL LOSS.
Details of the Wreck of the Cable
Washington" March I I The follow
lim detnllH of tin
steamer Scotia rem he. ihe navy de
partment during the la In a cable
gram from the naval commandant o\i
the Island of Ouam:
"S( Otla (cableship) has been
wrecked on Catlalalan bank leading
marks Intact entrance buoy Is par
tially sunk. Vessel is INIIIK In a dan
gerous position, but cargo can be re
covered If wrecking vessols arrive
while weal her continues favorable. I
am rendering assistance with all
Hourcos available. I am feeding and
sheltering pari of crow on shore. Sco
tia was suffering from want of pro
visions. Reported to bo totally ruined.
No wrecked people were lost."
FIRST MEETING HELD.
EIGHTEEN WARRANTS SERVED.
Bribery Alleged Against Many Persons
at Green Bay, Wis.
Greon Hay, Wis., March 14. -Eight
eon warrants have been served as
a result of true hills returned by the
grand Jury on the day of Its discharge.
The follow! ig persons were arraigned
and pleaded not guilty:
Alderman A. L, Cray, against whom
there were live indictments Gborgq J.
Schwartz, three lrell taunts City At
torney A. It. Fountain two Indict
ments Chief of Police llawley. two
Indictments Notary I'nhllc Henry C.
Reher, Jr Harry Vermlnn, City As
sessor X. 1'armentler, three Indict
ments Contractor .1 P, Delaney. Most
of the bills returned were for bribery.
NAMED BY SPEAKER.
Committee to Investigate Charges of
Washington, March 14.When the
house met Speaker Cannon announced
the special committee provided for In
the McCall resolution adopted by the
house to investigate the report accus
ing members of congress v, th intlu
encing postal officials, The committee
Is made up as follows:
McCall (Hep Mi i
Hilt (Rep., til), Burton
M. txatf (Hep.,
litem. N'. Ji, Bart lot
Mi Di nnott
and Richardson l-Dem., Ala
BAD BLAZE AT RIPON, WIS.
Chief of Oshkosh (Wis.) Fire Depart
ment Badly Hurt.
Oshkosh, Wis., March 14.Rlpon,
WTHT, sustained a $50,000 fire during
the morning and ChU It. A. Braoer of
this i-ity. who. with a company of Osh
kosh firemen, went to the assistance of
Rlpon, was struck by falling walls and
badly hurt The tire started in the old
Tremont House and Involved the fol
low i rig:
Pedrlck hall. Bucholt's grocery store.
Everz' shoe store, gas and water office,
Commonwealth newspaper plant. Fair
dry goods store and Masonic hall.
New Assistant Attorney General.
Washin-gton. March 14.Charies -H.
Robb of Vermont, now assistant attor
ney general for the postotflce depart
ment, has been selected as assistant
attorney general to succeed Henry M.
Hoyt, appointed solicitor general of
the department of justice.
EN CENTS PER WEEK.
Decision of U. S. Supreme Court
in Northern Securities Case
Mad Public Today.
EXPRESSED OPINION OF U. S. CIRCUIT
COUR STANDS APPROVED.
Washington. Manh it. The i"nited Wall Stn't'l Discosses Probable
state-- supreme court today handed iv,i_ i
Effect of Decision V\ith But
Little Apprehension. Shrewder
Brokers Having Anticipated
Court's Disposition of Matter
)wn its decision in the morjjor cu-.
also hold- that the principal object
as t' prevent competition.
Wall Street bus bceu expecting the
decision for several days and it
caused no Hurry in the stock markets.
The shrewder broker- anticipated the
court's! interpretation of the issue and
it had hut Intl.- visible effect after its
official promulgat ion.
BIG BATTLE REPORTED
el the cable, CABLEGRAM OF AMERICAN MINIS-
Non- Utah Gentiles Will Organize a
Suit Lake, March 14.Representa-
tive Otolites of this city hold a meet
tug here and took preliminary steps
towards the organization of a non
Mormon party. A committee was ap
pointed to formulate a plan of cam:
pidKii and organization to meet the
conditions now existing in Utah. A
committee was also appointed to pre
pare and submit to a future mass meet
ing of non Mormons a protest to con
gress against the statement, of Presi
dent Smith of the Mormon church to
the effect tlint the people of Utah
have condoneu' the offenses against
the laws of the state forbidding po
TER SAYS FICHTING CONTIN-
UES IN SAN DOMINGO.
ENGAGEMENT OCCURS NEAR CAPITAL
INSURGENTS WORSTED BY GOV-
ERNMENT TROOPS IN CON-
FLICT ON MARCH 4.
Washington, March Very much
belated cablegrams from United
Stales Minister Powell, just received
at the state department, report a bts^,
battle across the river from San Do
mlngo March I. In which the insur
gents were worsted aid fled, leaving
their guns and ammunition on the
field. The Insurgents, however, were
report ed to have been In possession of
the town of Azua.
The United States cruiser Topeka
touched at San liomingo March 8 and
proceeded to Azua.
Havana, March 14.Admiral Dewey
and his party lauded during the day
from the auxiliary cruiser Mayflower
and, with Assistant Secretary of State
Loomts and Minister Squiers, called
on President Pal ma.
With reference to the situation in
Santo Domingo, which Mr. LoomiS in
quired Into to a considerable extent,
the assistant secretary of state said
to the correspondent ol the Associated
Press that there appeared to be no
cession of the series of revolutions
and lighting' which bad been going-on
for a long time. He declined to dis
cuss the situation as it affects the
United States' relations thereto pend
ing the delivery of his report to Wash
ington, but said the United States
had no present intention to Intervene
In any manner except for the protec
lion of Its interests. No American
forces have been sent ashore except
TO ARRANGE FOR TRANSFER.
Counsel for Panama Company Sails
Now York, March 14. William Nel
son Cromwell, counsel for the Panama
Canal company sailed for France dur
ing the day on the steamship New
York to arrange Tor the final transfer
of the properties and records of the
company to this government. Before
leaving he announced that the Isth
mian commission will sail from New
York for Panama on March 29.
"I will attend to all the formalities,"
he said. "The holding of final meet
ings and the getting r-ady of the
archives of twenty years and all nec
essary papers for the final transfer.
I will also arrange the details so that
the turning over of the company's
property will bo simultaneous with the
turning over of the property and
rights on the isthmus. I will bring
back the deeds of transfer and they
will be formally turned over to the
attorney general and the secretary of
the treasury in New York."
Things are in such a shape on the
isthmus, he said, that Admiral Walker
and the commission, which sails from
New York on March 29, will be in a
position to undertake the work lead
ing to the actual transfer and he had
given orders to the company's agent9
in Panama to afford to the canal com
mission every facility to examine and
study or for such action as they desire
to take the same as though the canal
was formally in possession of this gov
Kuropatkin Given an Ovation.
St. Petersburg. March 14.General
Kuropatkin was given a great "ovation
In the streets and at the railioad sta
tion when he left SL Petersburg for
the front at 6 a. m.