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Will Do It.
VOLUME 2. NUMBER 22.
SEAPORT TOWN IN
Russians Destroy Port Dalny
Twenty Miles Above
Capture by Japanese Feared and
Railroads and Warehouses
St. Petersburg, May 13.Viceroy
Alexieff has telegraphed to the czar
announcing that the Russians have
blown up the docks and -piers at Port
Dalny, Ltaotung peninsula, presumably
to render more difficult a .Japanese
landing at that point.
Later telegrams received here indi
cate that the whole of Port Dalny has
been destroyed by the Russians.
Port Dalny, on Talienwan bay, on
the east coast of the Liaotung penin
sula, was intended by Russia to be the
chief commercial emporium of its East
ern dominions. An edict providing for
Its construction was issued by the Rus
sian emperor July 30, 1899, and Port
__I)alny, fully equipped with all modern
Improvements, docks, warehouses and
railroad facilities, was opened to com
merce in December, 1901.
Talienwan bay is one of the finest
deep water harbors oa the Pacific. It
Is free from ice in winter time and
ships drawing thirty feet of water can
enter at low tide without difficulty and
without the aid of pilots can sail or
steam alongside the immense docks
and piers, where their cargoes can be
loaded into railroad cars and run di
rect for 6,000 miles into the city of
St. Petersburg. Five large piers have
been constructed, each supplied with
numerous railroad tracks and immense
warehouses and elevators, gas, elec
tric lights and water, and a large
breakwater was being constructed so
that ships could lie at the piers and
load and unload regardless of weather.
Docks for foreign vessels, steam and
...sail, extended between the piers and
along the shore for two miles. There
were two first class drydocks, one in
tended for ordinary ocean steamers
and the other designed to accommo
date the largest vessels of war or com
Over $6,000,000 had been expended
on the harbor system before the end,
of 1902 and if was estimated that the
cost of completing the work would be
nearly $20,000,000, but this does not in
any way represent the total cost of the
erection of this great commercial port,
which, with Port Arthur, distant about
twenty miles, was leased by_ the Chi
nese government to" Russia in 1S98.
WOULD EMULATE ANCESTORS.
Czar May Decide to Proceed to the
St. Petersburg, May 13.The Asso
ciated Press learns from the highest
source that the emperor is exceedingly
anxious to go to the front. To his in
timates recently he has spoken much
on the subject, but he realizes that
conditions of state demand his pres
ence at home. Nevertheless it is now
considered not impossible that he will
follow the example of all the Romanoff
dynasty during the last century and
undergo his baptism of fire. To light.
with the army is one of the traditions
of his house. Alexander I. entered
Paris with the allies after the battle
of Waterloo. Nicholas I. died in a com
mon soldier's hovel in the Crimea "and
Alexander II., with the heir apparent,
were at the front during the Turkish
war. Should he finally conclude to go
the emperor would not assume active
command of the troops, but would
have an imperial headquarters, taking
with him all the members of his mili
tary cabinet. Being on the spot the
emperor would more easily advise Gen
eral Kuropatkin in the event of any
question of great military moment
which he might desire to submit to
his majesty. But, of course, the chief
advantage would be the stimulus
which the personal presence of the sov
ereign would have on the officers and
a stock of
call their own.
PERFECT ORDER PREVAILS.
No Fighting Looked for in Vicinity of
London, May 13.Lloyd's agency at
Newchwang telegraphs by way ul Che
foo under date of May 12 as follows:
"Produce is arriving in great quanti
ties from .up the river. A fair amount
of Manchester goods have arrived, but
more would come if a British warship
was here, which would promote trade.
Newchwang is in perfect order. I do
not anticipate any trouble or fighting
in this vicinity. Great credit is due
to General Kandradovitch. in command
6f the Russian troops, and Civil Ad
DENIED BY JAPANESE.
Railroad Communication.with Port Ar
thur Not Restored.
Tokio, May 13.Official inquiry
shows that Viceroy Aiexieff's report
that railroad communication with Port
Arthur has been restored since Mon
day is untrue.
Firing Heard Near Newchwang.
Shanhaikwan, May 13.Firing is re
ported to have been heard during the
day south of Newchwang.
CONTINUE TO ADVANCE.
Japs Begin a Forward Movement Fron
St. Petersburg, May 13.Lieutenant
General Sakharoff has sent a dl.spa.tcjb
to the general staff, communicating a
report of General Zassaliteh, dated
May 10, as follows:
"Troops which appeared to be a di
vision of the Japanese guard have
been advancing for the past two days
from Fenghuancheng westerly in the
"It is reported that a Japanese force,
consisting of about a division of in
fantry, intended to inarch on Saimadza
with forty guns and 1,500 cavalry.
"From reports received from the
river Dazaw, it may be,concluded that
the Japanese army is concentrated in
three groups, the two soutiiirn groups
being on the lower section of the river
Tayang at Hondouhanya, on the left
bank of the river at Dayan and at
Donamyo in the same locality, and the
northern group opposite Habalina on
the road from Fenghuancheng to Sali
ca, fourteen to sixteen miles from
"It is difficult to obtain information
from the local Chinese. In one case
we discovered that the Chinese had
warned the Japanese troops of an am
buscade which had been arranged by
CLEARING HARBOK ENTRANCE^
Explanation of Explosions at Port
New York, May 13.An explanation
of the explosions heard at Port Arthur,
which led to reports that the Russians
were destroying their warships in that
harbor, is furnished in a World dis
patch from St. Petersburg. It is to
the effect that the garrison at Port Ar
thur is endeavoring to clear the bai
lor entrance of the stone laden ships
sent in by the Japanese. In older to
remove the obstructions divers are
said to have been sent down, who
placed charges of dynamite in position
and succeedeinnblowing away enough
of the cement and rock cargoes to ad
mit the passage of torpedo boats
NOT BEFORE REPORTED.
Russian Torpedo Transport Blo'.vn Up
New York, May 13.--Through the
posting by the general staff of a list
containing twenty names of officers
and men killed on board the torpedo
transport Amur April 25 a naval dis
aster not before reported has just be
come public, says a World dispatch
from St. Petersburg. According to
the correspondent the Amur, which
was a sister ship of the ill fated tor
pedo transport Yenesei. was laying
mines in the Port Arthur roadstead
when she struck one and sank.
Grand Duke Cyril in Bad Shape.
St. Petersburg, May 13Grand
Duke Cyril's whole nervous system and
his heart are somewhat seriously af
fected as the result of his experiences
at the time of- the blowing-up of the
battleship Petropavlovsk oft Port Ar
thur. April 13. The official report of
his medical attendants says that the
grand" duke will require the closest
attention and most careful treatment.
Thirteen Years Ago Today
Our firm was organized. During these years we have en-
deavored to serve our customers with Up-to-Date Merchandise
at a reasonable price. It is a source of much satisfaction to us
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you have helped us grow so that today, after Thirteen Years of
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-Indianapolis,' May 13.T!IP~ Pomiv
cratic state convention, in session
here, sent a delegation to the St. Louis
convention instructed for Judge Alton
B. Parker, of New York for president.
The Hearst men were outnumbered 3
to 1, but made a desperate fight to pre
vent the sending of an inVriu led dele
gation The contest began With the
election of a temporary chairman and
continued throughout the entire pro
ceedings. The following resolution
"Recognizing the fitness, ability and
party loyalty of Alton H. Parker of
New York, to be selected as the stand-
AT PORT ARTHUR
St. Petersburg Hears Vague News
of Fierce Battle at
News Lacks Official Confirmation
But Causes Widespread
St. Petersburg. May 13.Rumors
are widely current here that fighting
Is in progress at Port Arthur, but
there is no official news confirming
The Russians still hold Newchwang.
St. Petersburg, May 13.Mlijor Gen
eral Pflug, telegraphing from Mukden,
describes! the reports that Newchwang
has been evacuated and trcipps guard
ing the railroad are to be withdrawn
and to be replaced by Chinese as be
ing devoid of foundation.
DID NOT DISPLAY FLAG.
Japanese Deny Firing on Russian Red
London, May 13.The Japanese le
gation here has given .out an official
telegram fiom the foreign office at To-
the Japanese, May G, fired on a train
from Port Arthur flying the Red Cross
flag. It. says the train did not. carry
any special marks until after the Rus
sian soldiers had fired on the_.Japa.nese
and the latter had responded. When
the train stopped the Red Cross flag
was hoisted and the Japanese imme
diately stopped firing and proceeded
to examine it, whereupon the train
went on at full speed and escaped.
The Japanese foreign office telegram
also said that while there is no reason
to apprehend thai China intends break
ing her neutrality the Japanese gov
ernment hf.s found it advisable to
WJ.rn the Chinese government to ob
serve strict neutrality.
London, May. 13.Subscriptions li
the Japanese loan of $-5O,OPO 0UU closed
at 4 p. m. It was estimated thai the
loan was over subscribed twenty times.
There was a great rush to subscribe
and an enormous number of applica
tions for small amounts.
New York, May 13.Kuhn. Loeb &
Co: the National City bank KITS the
National Bank of Commerce announce
that the imperial Japanese govern
menl. per cent loan has already been
heavily over subscribed.
THIRTEE^N YEARS of Progressive
The Bemidfi Daily Pioneer
JBEMID.JI, MINNESOTA. FRIDAY, MAY tVl'-HU.
HOOSIfRS fOR PARKE
Indiana Democrats Instruct Convention Dele-
gates for Judge Parker Yesterday.
ami bearing of tbe Dom-ovr'atw party hi
rrie omteu arares, u\ democrats
Indiana hereby resolve tuat ihe dele
gales selected by thrs convention to
the national convention at St. Louis
are instructed to cast (he vote of ibis
state as a unit for that distinguished
jurist, Alton 15. Parker".
-"Resolved. That the delegates from
this state to the democratic national
convention vote as a unit on nil mat
ters coming before ihe convention in
such manner as the majority of said
delegates may determine."
HEARST DELEGATES BOLT.
_Wa.shinet.on. JMav J3.-- The Hoiim-
PROTEST IS EFFECTIVE.
China Attempts to Prevent Sailing of
Washington, May 13. Several days
ago the Chinese government, through
Mr, Conger, gave notice thai it could
not permit a ship Irtdduging to the
American Trading company to sail
from .Shanghai, for its branch in Yoko
hama, carrying tin plate and lea lead,
on -the ground (that ibis would be a
violation of neutrality as the articles
The slate department instructed Mr.
Conger to enter a 'vigorous rot or!
pointing out that neither tin plate, nor
lea lead appeared in the fist of articles
described as contraband by Ihe procla
mations of Kussia or Japan, The min
ister cabled-the state department dur
ing the day that the prote.si had I
effective and the ship will be allowed
for the Far East
Gentlemen's Canes, at from
Ladies' Parasols, from
Umbrellas, from ~~"r~~
Crush Hats at
the So'kin for
Choice of Men's Fancy Vests, wash
RULES ARE STRICT,
African Methodists Place Ban on Many
were raised from $2,00D to ^2,500 a
KILLS THIRTY-ONE NATIVES.
German Force Engages Detachment of
Berlin, May Pi.-A dispatch has
been received, from the governor of
German Southwest Africa, Colonel
Leulwein, announcing that Lieutenant.
Volkniann, with twenty-two "'men, en
gaged a detachment of Hereros-ema
of Okankawindi, April L'8, killing thir
ty-one of the natives and losing one
Jowa Town* Damaged by Fire.
Chariton, la.. May 13.Fire of iu
cenditiry origin damaged till buildings
on-two sides of the public square the
total loss being about. $25,000. Two
iBen who wete caught stealing goods
from one of the inifned stoics are le Id
tin suspicion of being the ftnrbugs.
New-Low Record in Steel.
-New York, May Ki.United States
Steel common broke jo il'/s aj the opi^n
ing of tlie market. This is a new low"
record. Transactions in the stock
were comparatively small. The pre
ferred stock also was heavy, yielding
a point on pressure.
Canes, Umbrellas and Parasols.
We have placed on sale tt lol of Men's Stiff Hals ant! Men's French
Barbers' and Waiters* Coats.
Waiters' Wdti^G^iM OUC, Barber coaU, white willl Murk Stripesv
Pine Mercerized Wash Goods, looks like silk, regular price trout r0o to^.r
2ic 'i yard
Men's Fa^ncy Vests.
crane convention ol file Dtst-rreM ol
Columbia resulted in a split. Tin
eighteen Hearst delegates balled ami
threaten to. send a separate delegation
to the national convention. The spill
occurred over the election of a tem
The Hearst men declined to vote
and appealed from the dot isioit of the
chair that a motion to elect a tem
porary chairman was carried. The up
peal was overruled --and the Hearst
delegates immediately adjourned to an
other luqeting place, where they held I)
separate 'convention. The regular coil
venlion elected Edwin B. Hay. lent
PUGILIST DIES AT
Johnny Ryan Dies After
limiliary limit ^Before
Rendered Unconscious by Blow
on the Jaw and Did Not
Fresno, Citl.. May 13. In a ten
round preliminary before the Central
California Athletic club Johnny Htiy
anl was pounded into Insensibility
Walter Robinson, a negfirof this city,
and received injuries from which he
died several hours later.
The fight ended In the ninth round.
Czar Will Pray for Victory.
St. Petersburg, May 13. The em
peror will go to Moscow Saturday to
pray for victory at the Trinity Sorgius
monastery aud thence, after a few
days, will proceed to Kharkoff to bid
farewell to the Tonl hand Seventeenth
,1,.,,,. i Brvanl was pruicalv ot I he \v
army corps previous to their departure
of that round, was floored aix
times?' His HSiiQiuLi had thrown the
sponge into the ring when Ihe blow on
the jaw that rendered iliyanl ttneon
scions was struck. Robinson has been
Passengers and Crew Escape.
Richmond, Vu., May 1:.!.-Passenger
Chicago, May l.T-The general con
ference of the African Metliodisl E^is
copal church, after a healed discus train No, I'.'.i over the Southern Hail-' tinned the sentence fining seventeen
slon, passed a law prohibiting mem- way, southbound, was wrecked at mid-.j members of the Northern Illinois Soft
bers of the church from attending night at Uocki'esh trestle. The engine Coal association $ M)u for participation
theaters, from dancing and playing nn ,j Hjx
9. $m8 v**f*i
coaches hit the track and lite In an illegal combination.
cards and strongly condemned "can two Pullmans were left hanging over Secretary Hay has left Washington
rushing.'' The salaries of the bishops thot-tresffol Passengers and crew' os
MAN HUNT STILL CONTINUES.
J. F. Dietz Holding Posse at Bay Near
Hay ward. Wis., M.iy 13.- Sheriff Pe-
7" to SCLOi) each
ride to eaeli
Result of Investigation of New York
Washington. May 13 K\hau_stivo
Inquiry info affairs of the New \'.r I
city postofflce recently was complete,) I
by Charles H. Robl), assistant attorney
general for the postoiuYo depaitm.-ut.
The report. ineletHng the recommends
lion, has been approved In it* en'ttret
by President Roosevelt.
The reporl shows that Postmaster
Van Cott himself has Ueen entirely in
nocent of any Intentional -wrongdoing, i
Some Irregularities were discovered
the integrity of Postmaster Van Colt.
The .president not only has approved
Ihe report and its revonnneii.lations,
.qut-.ucL. luis..ili.reL.Led._.Uiut-Uii -a-^um-
uiendations bo carried into effect. He
will not remove Postmaster Van Colt
and ii is noi regarded that ground for
Sustain Many Casualties in Battle
New York Ma\ 13, *Uepo.rt,s l'
been received that another ban le over
Ihe Acre dispute litis be fought
the Upper Purus valley, says a Herald
Chandless wilh :':!ti. men,- attached the
Peruvians at Santa Rflsa. The l]gbU
Waitress Burned to Death.
Rochesler, Miun.. May At 4 I
building to ge.l some Clothing.
BRIEF BITS OF NEWS,
floveiiior Herrick of Ohio litis or
dered (oiirlmartial in conitoolion
with Ihe recent riots at Springfield, ul
the line the negro Dickson was
Mrs. Elizabeth Harrison. Eastoti, a
Bister ol Hie late President Henjamln
Harrison, la dead fit the old family
residence ul North Bend, a suburb of
The Illinois "appellate coin I has af-
for St. Louis, where be is to represent
the president of the United States and
deliver. Hie addi-ss oF-w4eonm to the
ihtorhalloiidf press emigres: on the
Big Elevator DeBtroyed.
Fort William, put May 13. Eire
lias destroyed elevator II, owned by
Ihe Can.tdinirPacific railway and val
tie at. $25U,o60. There were liboul
300,00(1 bushels of wheat In the ele Minncapoh.s Wheat
valor at the lime and the grain, to Mihheapolis, May 12. Wheal -May,
get her with the structure, Is a total..1,93c July, u\ 'fctii Olv^e Sej
Joss. i On track- -No. I hard, :i.V"fr'
No, 1 Northern. ttl^(a.l
tcrsyri and a po jf deputies, at tie I fair, $3,50(p 4 25 good to
With Krag Jorgeiison rifles, are still on
a man hunt for J. F. Dietz on the
Since Mondtiy, when he resisted ar
rest by Uepiify""Sheriff Elliott for re
fusing to pass logs of the CbJ-pirf-wh
Lumber company tlnoiigh a dam.ii'.ir
Ms hoim he has been- holding He
posse 9-1 buy In Hie woods.
Pat Magin and Fr?Uik Tracy have
been seveiclvrwouTided by -Dietz and
are in an abahdoii'ed lumber camp.
Fresh supplies of ammunition and
more men are being HO'nl to aid tb"
Dietz has declared that he will not
he lalicn allv
Northern, \2~u(i 03
l. Pillows, at
Little girls' bla
SI.on each SJ..V) toi?l).H ciu-h.
lasted twenty-four hours. Finallyj^.j
Colonel Arnjo had to withdraw after (during that time ha0d been a followerdna)sr
losing many killed and wounded.
Colonel Arnjo says Hie banle was
founhi under unTnYfSrnble conditions.
It Is announced that Ihe negotlie
tlons are continuing with favorable
indications. Meanwhile the military
and naval preparations continue, it
is understood -thai the war vessels
Doodoro, Konseca. Tiradonies, Tambira
aud Tnihayo will go 16 Sfiinaoa.
St. Paul Union Stock Yards.
St. Paul, .May 12. Cattle Hood to
choi'-e steers, $4.50(6/5.00 common to]
and helfera $3.2rfc4.25 von
.'i.r.o. Hogs $4.40 iQeL75. Sheei
to choice yearling wethers, $t
5.15 good io choice iambs. $5 iov(:
Duluth Wheat and Flaxr"
Duluth, May 12,- Wheat In store-
No. I hard, !i :c No. 1 Northern, 1
No: 2 Norlhern, W.U-. To arrive S^.
i hard, '.H'/i' No. 1 Xorthern, !i:!'|c
No 2 Northern, uiy,c. On irdck No.
1 Norlhern, ill/.. 1l4'/,- No. 2 North
ern, M&MS. May, !l'i- July, 'HMs
Sepl., SO^c Flax'-/'
ami May, $1.07% July. $1.08% Sept.!
and OcL, ll.'i'J'/i.
50 puirs t(!ii!.s' slippers worth Up $2M a pair for
Child's Silk Coats.
The Pioneer Prints
tiian any other news
paper between- Duluth
and CrookstOTi, St- Paul
ami II,.- North Hole.
TKX CENTS PER WEEK
St. Paul Woman Who Wor
shipped Sun Loses
Som Irregularitie were .discovere I,. i'_ n-^
and they did not. it is said, involve Weeks of ,h.\cessi\e Jrasting One
of Strong Tenets of
Chicago, May 13.Crying incoher
ently that her name was Minnesota'
and that she was in the cathedral of
St. Paul Mis.-, Emma fteusse, a mem
ber of the so called "Sun Worship"
cull here, wa.s declared insane during
the day Th young woman will be tal.cn !o the stai.' hospital at Elgin.
dispatch from Rio Janeiro, Brazil. _s,
Colonel Anno, who started from
ilKv witnes1s|i atWomanhearing,swa.eth
condition of her half sister
The witness said MIss'Reusse
"PhJh Worship", leader-,
SEEK TO REDUCE WAGES.
Action Taken by Glass Bottle Manu
Pittsburg, May At a general
meeting of ulass bottle manufacturers
of this country here It was decide! to.
close the factories on June
life by .belnic burn.Hl. She made her, w titso dc-ided t u,,.. upon a
escape once, but went back into th
Woman Given Life Sentence.
Hover, Pel., May 13.- Counsel for
Mrs. Mary A. Powell, who was con
victed of murder in tire second degree
for killing Este-lle Albln withdrew
their motion for a new trial and Mis.
Powell was sentenced to imprisonment
andTo* demand a
a,jn. the restaurant helohglng to John hotlles up tol eight ounce*, with an
Zlegle was destroyed by lite and Iho additiona,l1'!S per cent cut on all sizes
head waitress. Emma Dotudsi. lost hfr 'i]u'v'^
uniform settle on tank and blowing
ware. This will mean an additional
cut for (dowers In the pot factories,
making the reduction range from 12M-
to 20 per eat.
Among other changes to be demand
ed in the scale were clauses provid
ing for more apprentices and physi
cians' cetiil'xates showing that the
men are off duty for legitimate causes.
The mooting was a joint conference
of the Western Piiiit Class Bottle
Manufacturers and Eastern Vial .and
TAKE THE OFFENSIVE.
Tibetans Steadily Bombarding tho
Cyangtse. Tibet. May 13.The Tibet
ans have taken the offensive against
the iiritish mission camp here. From
a tort about six furlongs away they
are steadily bombarding the camp
with a half dozen guns carrying solid
cannon balls ol a pound weight.
Another huge gathering of Tibetans
is reported from the Kong* valley and,
although the Iiritish communications
In Ihe rear are still open. the. mission
is practically besieged.
Did- Not DeseccateElag^ 1_
Donver, May 13.- Justice Hynd has
dis.cha rged Wllliatu_ULiav^axiud,. sue
rotary of the Western Federation of
Miners, charged with desecration of
th" ting The charge' wus based on the
issuaiico of a cinulai' bearing a pic
ture ol the Hag and headed "Is Colo
rado In Amorha'"
tt ucpartment Informed of Philip
Wiishingtou, May Hi.The war de
partment has received from Oeneral
Wade, commanding the United States
troops In the Philippines, Hie following
j-. cable report of the ambushing of a de
iils $3 25tff tachment or Company F, Seventeenth
Hood Infahtry. in Mindanao:
Wliile *on i reconnaissance to Io-
cate initio All, who had been sending
In threatening messages and trying
to stir uptrouhle. a -detachment of
Company F, Seventeenth infantry, con
sisting of thirty-nine enlisted men,
was an ached by Moros near Lake
I,Iguusiui. Mindanao, on the Slh inst.
First lieufnivnt Harry A. Woodruff,
Second Lieutenant Joseph P. Hall and
fifteen enlisted were
five enlisted men wounded. General
Woo has orderemen troops tkilled proceedan
I and recover bodies and arms of our
killed and to punish, the offenders."
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taffeta coat, trimtded with ecru lace and applique at from
Douglas shoes in patent leather, Mnx -nH and kid at from |0XO to $5 V0
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