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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 299.
Practically Entire Time of Cab
inet Meeting Given to Discus
sion of Chinese Exclusion.
DISTINGUISHED MEN PRESENT.
Publishers' Association Given a Din
ner at Washington.
Washington, April 9.A representa
tive and distinguished company attend
ed the dinner of the Periodical Pub
Ushers' Association of America at.the
new Willard hntl iimir th* o"^""
CHINA DENOUNCES EXISTING TREATY
SOO N O EXPIRE BY LIMITATION.
Suggested That Negotiations For
Another Treaty May Be Opened,
Bat Terms For Its Basis Not
Outlined as Indicated.
Washington, April 9.Practically
the entire time occupied by the cab
inet meeting was consumed in a thor
ough discussion of the Chinese exclu
sion question. China has denounced
the existing treaty, which will expire
by limitation next December. It has
been the hope, if not, indeed, the ex
pectation of China, to negotiate a more
favorable treaty than that which is
now In force, but an intimation has
been conveyed to the Chinese govern
ment that it Is improbable that a
treaty of a character more favorable
to the Chinese than the existing one
Suggests New Carpets, Rugs,
Curtains, Shades, Etc
We carry a large stock of such goods and can make
could be ratified by congico^..
The day's discussion developed the
fact that the whole situation is cloud
ed in doubt. It is possible that China's
denunciation of the treaty may be
withdrawn, but no official intimation
of such action has been received by
this government. The suggestion is
made that another treaty may be ne
gotiated, but the terms of it are not
Indicated beyond the fact that its basis
will be the existing treaty. No con
clusion Was reached on the subject at
the cabinet meeting.
Serious consideration will be given
to the subject during the next few
months. In the event of failure to
negotiate another treaty the Geary ex
clusion law will be enforced against
Chinese immigration. This is far more
drastic than the treaty.
A few matters of departnien' de
tail were discussed at the UK ~i.ing,
but nothing of particular importance
FresTdent itooseveit made a speecn.
To his right sat Count Cassini, Rus
sian ambassador, dean of the diplo
matic corps, and on either side of
them were Secretary Hay, M. Jusser
and, French ambassador. Baron von
Sternburg, German ambassador, Jus
tice Peckham of the supreme court,
William D. Howland, president of the
i.u- u.^m. \tr fi.i.
Ingrain Carpets at
65, 75 and 90c a Yard
Velvet Carpets at
$1 a Yard
Axminster Carpets at
$1.25 a Yard
Art Squares from
$3.50 to $12 Each
85c to $20 Each
25 to 75c a Yard
55 to 75c a Yard
Lace Curtains from
50c to $15 a Pair
$2.50 to $14 a Pair
Window Shades from
25c to $2 Each
Kissel's Carpet Sweepers from
$2.50 to $3.50 Each
The Bemidfi Daily
master, ana otaer memners of the so
The president arrived about 10:30
o'clock and remained throughout the
reception which followed the dinner.
He was the first speaker.
The French ambassador, the Ger
man ambassador, W. B. Howland,
Senator Beveridge. Dr. Henry Van
dyke, Dr. John R. Flndley, Charles H.
Taylor, Jr., Robert E. Spear, Dr. Ed
ward Everett Hale. S. S. McClure,
Walter H. Page, Dr. Albert Shaw and
Frank S. Black delivered addresses.
MRS. BOTKIN CONVICTED.
Twice Found Guilty in Poisoned Candy
San Francisco, April 9.Mrs. Cor
delia Botkln has been found guilty of
the murder of Mrs. John P.-Dunning
by means of poisoned candy sent by
mall from San Francisco to Dover,
Del., several years ago. The penalty
was fixed at imprisonment for life.
This is the second trial for Mrs.
Botkin. She was found guilty in the
Mrs. Botkin was charged with poi
soning Mrs. Dunning and her sister,
Mrs. Deane, daughters of Represcmta-
MRH CORDELIA ItOTKIN
tlve Pennington, five years ago. The
cause alleged was her love for Dun
Mrs. Botkin was arrested at San
Francisco, where she has been kept
In custody, notwithstanding attempts
of the Delaware authorities to have
her taken to that state for trial. In
1898 Mrs. Botkin was found guilty and
sentenced to life imprisonment. She
secured a new trial, which was begun
on March 10.
SIXTEEN PERSONS INJURED
MISSOURI, KANSAS AND TEXAS
FLYER WRECKED NEAR
FORT SCOTT, KAN.
Kansas City, April 9.Missouri,
Kansas and Texas flyer No. 5 was
wrecked during the day near Fort
8cott, Kan. The accident was caused
by the ratls spreading. Th engine
left the track first and, following it,
the baggage car and the mail and ex
press cars piled up. The smoker and
chair cars also were overturned and
badly damaged. Sixteen persons were
injured, none fatally.
As soon as the first excitement fol
lowing the wreck had subsided those
of the passengers and crew uninjured
set quickly to work to aid the unfortu
nates, who were laid beside the track
NO 8ECRETARY CHOSEN.
Cowherd Chairman of Democratic Con
tive W. S. Cowherd of Missouri has
been elected chairman of the Demo
cratlc congressional committee with
The election of a secretary of the
committee, however, was not so easily
disposed of. The present secretary.
Charles A. Edwards, was niaced- in
nomination, but considerable opposi
tion developed. Representative Dins
more of Arkansas moved that th.- new
ly elected chairman be authorized to
appoint a secretary to the' committee.
Representative Thayer of Massachu
setts endorsed this motion.
It was mentioned that Secretary
-had some connection' wi,th
the Hearst propaganda for the presi
dency. The friends of Mr. Edwards
answered this by statins that this fart
ought not to influence the vote either
way, as he maintained this connection
entirely outside his official duties with
It was finally decided to postpone
the selection of a secretary.
TORNADO IN TEXAS.
Three Persons Killed and Nine Seri
Houston, Tex., April 9.A tornado
which passed near the town of Meads
killed three persons and injured nine
others, three of whom, it is feared,
fatally. The dead are: John Ballard,
Mrs. Ballard and a four-year-old child
of the Ballards. The Ballards were
killed outright Many houses were
demolished and much damage d*. *o
BEM1DJL MINNESOTA, SATURDAY, Al'KIL 9, 1904.
ON AN IMMENSE SCALE
JAPANESE COMPLETE THEIR AR
RANGEMENTS FOR INVASION
TWO ARMY CORPS ON TRANSPORTS
FLEET ON GUARD AT PORT AR
THUR CLOSELY WATCHING
London, April 9 .-The news from
the Far East all indicates that the
Japanese have completed their ar
rangements for the invasion of Man
churia on a great scale.
The presence of the fleet off Kwan
tung peninsula, on which Port Arthur
and Dalny are situated, with other
reports of fleets of transports In the
gulf of Korea and the Llaotung gulf,
Is taken to mean that Admiral Togo
Is determined that there shall be no
chances taken of Admiral MAK-avpir
making a sudden dash with the cruis
ers and torpedo boat destroy era at the
The nows indicates, la the opinio..
of expert observers, that two corps of
the Japanese army are moving the
destination of one being soniu. point
between Tajnshin and Tutungkau,
while the other's destination is be
lieved to be some point on the west
coast of the Liao gulf, to the north of
Shanhaikwan, which would permit the
use of the railroad to Sinmliigtlrig.
It is true that the Russians have
sought to declare the territory west
of the Liao river neutral, but Japan
has ey-pressly excepted Manchuria
from the operations of the agreement
to observe the neutrality of China, ami
as the .strip of const Is in Manchuria
and would give her a splendid base,
with comparatively good roads and a
railroad to move on Nowchwung and
as far north as Mukden, It is not likely
that Japan will limit her oper.itions
to the country oast of the Liao.
CORRESPONDENTS ON BOARD.
Steamer Sumlnoye Mam Arrives at
Beoul, April 8.The steamer Su
minoye Maru called in at Chemulpo
during the day to take on board .HO
men belonging to tho First division.
The newspaper JtasapondeulH on
board the Sutnlnoye Maru were not
permitted to land and a correspond
ent who WUH here wuitlng to go for
ward with the Japanese troops was
refused permission' to embark on the
A dispatch from Tokio dated Aprii
1 said the. first party of correspond
ents, consisting of sixteen men, mostly
British and Americans, had left Tokio
that day for the front and that they
Would sail from Mojl, Japan, on April
for an unknown destination. While
the departure of these newspaper men
from Moji has not been reported, pos
sibly because of I he Japanese censor
ship, it Is possible that the correspond
ents referred to in the above dispatch
are those who were to have left Mojl
last Wednesday. Chemulpo is about a
two days' run from Mojl.
MOUNTAINS A BARRIER.
Both Japs and Russians Have Trouble
in Moving Artillery.
Shanghai, April 9.It Is stated by
Chinese that Russian advance guards
only are collected on the north bank of
the Yalu river and that the main force
Is with General Kuropatkin along the
Liao river. The reason given for the
Russians remaining on the North Yalu
is that It la Impossible to advance over
the mountains, the roads being im
passable for artillery. The .Japanese
advance has been checked by the same
cause. The Chuhgch'usos are still giv
ing the Russians considerable trouble,
destroying railway and telegraphs.
The Port Arthur fleet continues to
make re-connaissanees. A Chinese re
port states that another attack has
been made on Port Arthur.
TROOPS MOVING CONSTANTLY.
Russia Will Be Ready to Take the Of
Berlin, April 9.The Tageblatt's
war correspondent, Major Qaodke,
writing on a train while nearlug Har
bin. March VS. said:
"Only" six trains dally pass east on
the railroad to Manchuria and only
four thence Harbin, hut those con
sist of as many as thirty-eight cars.
The railroad apparently is able to meet
the military demands."
The correspondent added that the
Russians will.be ready to takethe
offensive about the middle of this
JAPS CROSS THE YALU.
Advance Guard Occupies Position In
Seoul, April 9.The advance guard
If the Japanese army has established
.*se-l in a strong pjasii-Ion-on. the noxth.
bank of the YaJujrlver, where it will
E.wait the- arrival'of the main army
from Korea, which Is rapidly concen
trating on the south bank of the Yalu.
Censor Getting Busy.
London. April 'J.The brief dis
patches from the seat of war~ln the
Far East appearing In the London
newspapers 'luring the last few days
have all been of a stereotyped charac
ter, indicating that an active censor
ship is prevailing there. This applies
particularly to the points under Jap
Under French Protection.
St. Petersburg, April i.It Is offi
cially announced that in const quence
pf the departure of Russian represen
tatives from Korea the protection of
Russian interests in that country has
been temporarily intrusted to the
French diplomatic and consular repre
TAKES EFFECT JULY 1. 1906.
House Passes the Philippine Shipping
Washington. April i. L'pon conven
ing the house resumed cuii'sidor:itiou
of the Philippine shipping bill. After
Mr. urosv-enor (O.) had spoken In
favor ol postponing to July 1, tuttfj. the
date when tho bill shall go into effect,
Mr. Birdsall (la.) offered an amend'
ment fixing July 1, 1006, ns tho time
when the bill shall become operative,
To this amendment Mr. SpighJ (Miss.)
offered one extending the time to July
1, 190!). On this latter amendment the
yeas and nays were ordered. Tho
Splght amendment was lost, 12 to
The question recurring to the Bird
sall amendment it was agreed to with
out division and the bill was passed
Mr. Dalzell (Pa.), from the commit
tee on rules, reported a resolution dis
charging the coTblhltteo of the yhol
house from cmisidoralion of the 1 owls
and Clark exposition bill and calling
for its Immediate consideration.
Mr. IH Artnoud (Mo.) criticised tho
rules of the house, which, he said,
permitted a small coterie of men to
determine what matters outalihr- of
those of absolute privilege may bo
considered, while hundreds of other
measures of importance, lacking the
favorable consideration of the commit
tee on itiles. perish on the calendar.
The previous question was demand'
d by Mr Pal/ell and carried, Tho
question of -agreeing trrHro- Trentntlrm
however, was lost on vlv-n vine vote,
but on i!i\ision the resolution was
'agreed to. l&Jl 16 R!'. The bill was then
ESCAPES^ WITH A~ FINE.
Chlcaoo Man Pleads Guilty to Swin
Chicago, April 9.Pleading guilty
to using the mntls to further a scheme
hy which newspapers all over the conn
try were swindled of a large sum John
H. Dalton has been lined $'1,600 l
Judge Humphrey In the United State.'
circuit court. Dalton escaped the pen
ltentlary on the same charge two yoai
ago because the United.States circuit
court oi appeals reversed the sentence
Of the lower court. lie was charged
with organising an advertising"atrency
through which he Is said to have swin
dled 7,000 newspapers.
KERWIN IN THE LEAD.
lection as Wisconsin Supreme Court
Milwaukee, April 9.-An Kvehrnjj.
Wisconsin special from Madison says
the manage!:-' of the l.uv% campaign
announce that they have given up hope
of electing tlietr candidate to the su
Oifgo the election of JnmOfl Kciwin
Almost complete returns to the
Evening Wisconsin Rive Kerwln's.
majority as 5.330.
EARTHQUAKE IN MACEDONIA
4NnffiNTY-FIVE PERSONS KILLED
Vienna. April ?.According to S
dispatch to the Neuo Prole Ereaae an
earthquake, April 4, killed twent} five
persons. Injumd forty, destroyed 1,500
-noiiho,s and caused meat distress In
the "vilayets of KOBSOVO and Salomon,
MUCH DAMAGE REPORTED.
Nebraska 8wept by Worst Blizzard of
Lincoln, Neb., April 9.Nebraska
has been swept by the worst blizzard
Of the year unci the most severe April
storm known Tn-nnmy
sheet of slcc-t^and-snowwtrs drivrn
by a wind that at limes reached the
velocity of a hurricane. Minor dam
age was reported from several towns.
-Cattlo-onthe ranges, turncd_ outfor
spring grazing, will suffer, the Term
perulure having fallen twenty de
Kansas City April 0.- A blizzard
ratted all night and day over Northern
Missouri arid Eastern and Central
Kansas. A light snow fell and thd
wind blew at ah average velocity of
thirty miles an hour. The temperature
fell rapidly and it is believed that
damage was done to fnrit lives and
Thirllngton, la., April 9.A heavy
snow storm prevails throughout South?
New York P.rernen Have Hard
Pt. Paul. April o- Settlers criin title
to 3"..(Mh Ojores ol land In Rwir't. Rig
Stone and Chippewa gotinties 1 a Je
clslon of tin* supremo court
The decision was In the case ol Run*
sell Sage, an awslgnw of the ll. iiu-s
and Dakota Railroad oonmattv. a lairist
Theodore .Maxwell, settler.In Swift
The points Involved are Identical to
those In 150 other like suits, fnyoTving"
the 2f,00. acres of land.
The land was originally set apart
as cam for the railroad oieji.ii y.
but sett le'-.s'took pos-'-e.ien |..-h ii
of the formullties of t_l.i_e.ji
"I am going to oppose Mr. Ilarrl
mnn'K apiilicatloii. I am couieei for
the Northern Securities company."
ZPRESIDENT* OUSTS JUD"CTET~
New York. April !)After a hard
flfrht that lasted two hours and a half, EXPLOSION IN GAS PLANT.
firetiin sue ceded in subduing a
menacing fire in the six-story iron Three Men Killed and One Fatally
building at tho corner of West llroai- Injured,
way and Franklin streets, occupied by Washington, April l.
James Barron Co., wholesale ifcalers
in paints and various hOnsehdJq a_r-:
tides, all of a highly inflammable na-
thai scattered the fire, each time iv
Ing it a fresh Wait. The damage was
estimated at ?t'o.ooo.
wereth tPrSe poured into huildins that Wes
Broadway was flooded to a depth of
two feet and th,e cellars of adjoining
Honolulu Jurist Removed After He
Hid Suspended Work.
Washington. April !.--.Joh W.
Kalua. I'nlte,| States judge of th Sec
ond circuli at Honolulu, hitfi been re
moved from office by President Roose
Recently an Intimation was con
veyed to Judge. Kalua thai upon the
expiration of Ilia term-on June5nr-
j__c_ul__ not be reappointed. A few days
ago the ludgfl practically suspende?!
the work of hla court by adjourning
all pending criminal eases until June
C, the day after the expiration of his
term of C.e.rr
This action f-IIit.i ft vU-orou-i-Trn
test from the people of Honolulu and
Jiult^o Knl-rnrK-reirtuval follow.-]
HUNGRY BOYS IN HOLDUP.
When Pursued One of Them Suicides
Council Rlufl's, la.. April '.cTwo
bovs. a^'-d aiiout ei^!ne ri ani Cwenty,
held up a saloon on South tin street,
-BPcurir.K a small sum. They were par
o. 1 ).y tFe bartiMidt fnvTurc_T|.ture-l
The other escaped to thv rallroa"
eastern Iowa. The storm i.s ai.- om- I yards, where he -rawle into a thr-- h-
^W)4^M v-^oi4T--hihwinds j-ifra-H+a^hii.o ami Hied a hulk! through.
I his brain.
STREETS FLOODED W.TH WATER.! gh^H^^gg^* ggj
Fifl gjj^j.g JS^&J ^ffi
and one fatally injured in
,xmr-ai, iheJMntsch Gas Com
I ln! :ulV
tun-. Washington The dead are: Stephen
Twie there were terrific explosions jj a
AFTER PROLONGED HEARII.3, &._:s:-'lw
HOUSE COMM.TTEE KILLS DILL
TO REPEAL THE DESERT
blui-tnn. April- IV.' a vote of 13-nnl.
tl house committee- on lrviK I 8 to
Hon of a.e 1 landH liefenltj I the bUj to
repeal th" desorl litTm laws Those
vpfiiiR airainsl the bill wen- Chalniin.ll
'Mondeii id Wyoming jnd Hcmrosonta
lives Tiirell WMtWH Dwlgjii (N V)
Marehnli' N. I'). Williams re.),
Coopei (I'a lifrrhi i N-i. i nn I
Hell i(' il Those III fttVOj ol Hi.- f)
peal \ei. He'p.fOHOjitlitI,.y_( Flc dor
(Kan.I, Van huzcr Nov and I It
The vote was taken after protra led
ROOT TO FIGHT A RI Ivi'A'N.
Will Represent Hill In Injunction Hear
ing at St. Paul.
New Voii., Apill '.l Tile N,.'I hern
BeeurifleH company will bo represent
ed Rlihii Itoof, forriior war STXTO
tary. In the itit brought agalnsl it by
K. 11 llaninian.
In the examTnafibh iiefo/n JCrJinmls
slonor Alexander In Iho Sully pro ced
inps Mr. Root explained thai he had
to In the federal circuit court in St.
Paul next Tuesday.
Thai Is the day H. Han itu.'in'ji
petiMon against the Northern Swiiifl*
ties company comes up Iri thai court.
When asked If he was going to have
snvthirit,' to do with the case Mr. Root
jTiant in Southwest
.,u Joseph Cumberland and an
the quantitips of wa-
raujed $2,000 damage
(T'...i_.lngnl covered hy insurance.
nrtgfn Is unknown and the superin
tenden of the plant 5Hy that prnhahl
Benson only knew the cause. Henson
was the engineer and was fifty years
old. Cumbojiand was the Sreman and
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
Supreme Court Decides Contest
For Railroad Lands in Big
Stone and Swift Counties.
RAILWAY COMPAN NEGLECTED TO
PERFECT TITLE TO LAND.
r'ailcd to Comply With AH Re
qui rmon IN of United States
Land Department Before Set*
tiers Loeated on Land.
Justice Start. In deciding tno case,
snys inasmuch as the company had
not complied with all of the require
ments of the United States land de
partment before settlers located on
the land, that tho right* uX tbe settlers
LUJI.UU- taJ.ve-.pt 101 uy.
^_____ HMS fcwency-ergnt yearn oiu" -tas ma-
____,__-__, _________ __.__ .._',-..,_ chines in ihe Jxiildlio. wereth0
BRIDr.ES WASHED AWAY.
Cre Havo Q(
Little Tails, Minn. April 9.-Water
in the Crow Winjr river along tho
northern boirmlary of the county is
ten feet Ritove low water stage. Seven
briijgea at riitucer. Sylvan, Motley and
^per. hull during
t-h'e wthi* the Howftl Bridge eom
panj foi I '00. was a total loss and it
had imr boon a copted, as ii. was fin
ished orilj last Sunday.
H.irt ot Memphis unaer water.
M. inpliis. Tenjn., April 9 The Mis
njssiiu'i IS I.S feet above the danger
llio- mimlter of streets in North
Meniphta have i,,en overflowed, delay
ing tt.iilli to some extent, but no aeri*
ous damage has occurred.
O N SALE
To continue till the entire
line of the (ire stock is sold.
in plain, red figures
is Fire Sale Prices.
Come before the
BEST are picked