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Will Do It.
VOLUME 2. NUMBER^
SUNDAY, JULY 24
Two Games3 and S
Sioux Indians vs. Bemidji
at the Old Ball Grounds.
01 rounds will be illuminated with
producing: 50,000 candle power.
Special grand stand, canopy cover,
will be erected for this game.
The Sioux Brass Band will render
music before the games.
This is a guaranteed attraction
and a good, fast Indian ball
club, now making its seventh
Most Simple and Durable Slump Puller on the Market, fr
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WE S WRIGHT Local Agent.
A few Clearance Sale Prices:
100 pieces Wash Goods worth from 30c to 35c a yard now
Ladies' Tailor-Made Suits and Rain Coats
Ladies' Shirt Waist Suits, Lawn Shirt Waists and Ladies' and Misses' Skirts
Ladies' Fancy Parasols
1 lot Ladies' Purses and Shopping Bags
Our entire line of Men's Light Weight Suits and Trousers
1 lot Boys' Suits worth up to $3.50, for
1 lot Boys' Knee Pants worth up to 75c, for'
1 lot Men's Caps worth up to $1.00, choice
Men's Straw Hats,
Files Protest at St, Petersburg
Against Russian Action
In the Red Sea.
Ship Carried Government Sup
plies for Hong Kong Na
W are determined to close out every
dollar's worth of Summer Merchan-
dise. We are willing to stand the loss.
If you are paying more than factory
price for your Merchandise you are
not buying at this store.
Srt, Petersburg, June 21.Sir Charles
llari:iif?e, the British ambassador to
Etuupa. in behalf of his government
has presented a strong protest to Rus
sia against the seizure in the Red sea
and detention of the Peninsular and
Oriental steamer Malacca, which was
carrying 300 tons of British govern
ment stores for the naval establish
ment at Hongkong, each case of which
was narke with the broad arrow,
which is the government stamp.
The ambassador also presented a
general protest against the action of
the Russian volunteer fleet steamers
In the Red sea.
The protest was in the form of a
verbal note made in conformity with
telegraphic instructions from the Brit
Russia seems prepared for any rep
resentations Great Britain will make
on the subject of stopping ships in
the Red sea. It is understood that be
fore sending ttie cruisers there the
Russian authorities became satisfied
through an elaborate system of espion
age that an immense amount of con
traband was" going from England
through the Red sea to Japan, so they
decided to stop the traffic. It is un
derstood that if this traffic is diverted
to the Cape route the Russian admiral
ty is prepared to send ships to the
Cape of Good Hope, if Great Britain
objects to the passage of the Dar
danelles by more vessels of the volun
teer fleet the ships intended for cruis
ers off the Cape may be sent from the
In this connection very important
developments are believed to be imsteamer
BRITISH PEOPLE AROUSED
RUSSIA'S ACTION IN THE REDthat
SEA CAUSES THE GREATEST
London, July 21.The further de
tails received from Port Said describ
ing the situation on board the Penin
sular and Oriental company's steamer
Malacca, seized in the Red sea by the
Russian volunteer vessel St. Peters
burg, fail to give any reason for the
Beizure and only serve to inflame the
British feeling. The officials of
company reiterate their denial that the
Malacca was carrying contraband of
war and reassert that the explosives
on boaid were British government
stores consigned to the naval com
mander at Hongkong..
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BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JULY 21, 1904/
REFLECTS OFFICIAL VIEWS.
St. Petersburg Paper Discusses Stop
ping of Neutral Vessels.
St. Petersburg, July 21.The Rusa
publishes an editorial statement of
Russia's position relative to the stop
ping of neutral ships in the Red sea
by vessels of the volunteer fleet. There
is great interest in the statement be
cause it is believed to reflect directly
the views of the foreign office. It fol
"The operations" of the converted
cruisers Smolensk and St. Petersburg
lire causing tremendous excitement in
England. Questions are being asked
in parliament, the newspapers are ap
pealing to the public and there is a
panic among shipowners. There is
also a good deal of talk in Germany be
cause of the seizure of mails on the
steamer Prinz Heinrich, but the most
noise there is being made by the ex
tremist organs, the others treating the
matter coolly. It is a pity the English
do not display the same Teutonic
"It is easy to understand the British
merchant marine feels these restric
tions severely. As a result of the
stopping and searching of vessels
English ships either must give up
transporting contraband or continue
at their own risk and peril in time
of war between two powers. Others
are bound to suffer more or less, as
it is impossible to check contraband
"In regard to.the detention of the
Prinz Heinrich's mails, details have
not yet reached St. Petersburg. Com
prehensive discussioa of the incident
is, therefore, impossible but it must
be pointed out the official correspond
ence of a belligerent is contraband.
Consequently, if the Prinz Heinrich
carried Japanese diplomatic and con
sular reports she wjl liable to seizure.
Of course whether she did or not the
correspondence can be inspected to
determine this fact, A
RUSSIANS AGAIN AT SEA
VLADIVOSTOK SQUADRON ON AN-
OTHER RAID ALONG EAST
COAST OF, JAPAN.
Tokio, July 21.The Vladivostok
squadron has ovoi'hauled a Japanese
eastward of Tsugar straits.
The name of the vessel captured and
its fate have not yet been learned.
The Russian squadron, unaccompa
nied by torpedp b^tta, entered *the
Pacific ocean at 7 a. m. Its destina
tion is unknown, but it is suggested
it possibly plans to raid the east
coast of Japan and then either return
to Vladivostok, escaping to the south
ward, or attempting to form a junction
with the Port Arthur fleet.
The squadron was discovered in the
straits of Tsugar at 3 a. m. steaming
rapidly eastward. At 3:30 a. m. it
was reported off Tappi cape and at
7 a. m. observers at Hakodate discern
ed it and reported to Tokio that it was
then steaming to the east.
Warnings have gone out to shipping
along the eastern coast of Japan and
merchantmen are hurriedly seeking
cover. It is expected that most of the
will be warned before the
Russian vessels can inflict serious
damage if a raid is proposed.
Ordinarily a lack of coal would pre
vent an extended cruise, but it is pos
sible that the Russians possess a col
lier at a rendesvouz in the Pacific
QUIET AROUND TATCHEKIAO.
Only Activity Apparent Is at the Out
Tatchekiao, July 21.All is quiet in
this region. Neither side is moving.
The only activity is at the outposts.
The Russian sharpshooters are having
gobd practice sniping the Japanese
from the mountain-sides. Small de
tachments creep out at night, steal up
to the Japanese pickets in the dark
ness, hide themselves in the tree tops
and there await sunrise. So soon as
the light is sufficiently strong they
get fine shots before the Japanese
pickets can get away.
TO AVOID COMPLICATIONS.
Said Russia Will Release British and
Paris, July 21.Information reach
ing governmental quarters here leads
the official to believe that Russia will
release the British and German mer
chantmen seized in the Red sea as a
means of averting international com
IN PROTEST TO RUSSIA.
Opposition in House of Commons
Will Support Government.
London, July 21.The opposition
leaders in the house of commons have
allowed it to be understood that they
will be prepared to support the gov
ernment in its representations to Rus
sia in regard to the seizure of the
steamer Malacca in the Red sea.
RUPTURE IS INEVITABLE.
France Makes Decisive Demand on the
Paris, July 21.The text of Foreign
Minister Delcasse's note addressed to
ttie Vatican was communicated to the
council of ministers during the day.
It creates a decisive issue, asking for
the withdrawal of the letters by which
the Vatican called for the resignations
of Bishops Geay of Lavali and Nordez
of Dijon. Otherwise all relations be
tween France and the Vatican will be
A similar notification was eommuni
tated to the papal nunciatur here.
*he Vatican-'s answer has not yet been
received. It is expected that the ques
tion will be maturely considered be
fore an answer is given. Therefore
the council does not anticipate a de
termination of the issue before Aug-*
ust. The officials incline to the belief
that a rupture is inevitable, as unof
ficial advices from Rome indicate that
the Vatican does not intend to comply
with the request to withdraw the let
ters calling for the resignations of the
N O RESUL
Packers Agree to Joint Conference
in an Effort to Settle
Said Before the Meeting That
Neither Side Would Con
Chicago, July 21.A joint confer
ence to attempt anew settlement of
the big stock yards strike has been
agreed to by the packinghouse pro
prietors. The agreement was reported
at a meeting in the stock yards office
of Armour & Co., at which represen
tatives of all the packinghouses were
present. The purpose of- the meeting
was to consider an appeal made to the
packers by representatives of trades
employed in the packinghouses, such
as teamsters, engineers and electric
ians, who might be affected by a sym
pathetic strike in aid of the butchers
and unskilled workmen who consti*
tute the bulk of the army of men al
At the meeting of representatives
of the various packing firms the entire
strike situation was talked over and it
was agreed that the packers should
adhere to their original programme
that the new nonunion men and the
union men who have deserted the strik
ers to return to work should be re
tained in case a settlement were af
As soon as the consent of the pack
ers to a joint conference was known
President Donnelly of the butchers' or
ganization called a meeting of labor
chiefs to convene at the Sherman
House prior to the joint conference
with the packers. At this session the
federationists selected their represen
tatives to meet the packers at the joint
Independent Packers in Fight.
President Donnelly of the butchers'
union made the specific statement be
fore going into the joint conference
that the independent packers and the
strikers were working hand in hand
against the "trust" packers.
"Unless the packers meet us half
way," he said, "they will find a hard
business road ahead. There is no
prospect of peace at present that I
can see. We have no further conces
sions to offer and we shall insist that
all the strikers be taken back to
It was intimated by President Don
nelly tnat the independent packers of
the country had combined for the pur
pose of giving the strike fund assist
ance to the extent of as much as
$1,000,000 if needed, putting the dona
tion on aper capita basis to be paid
in small allotments.
In case the allied trades officers
should authorize a sympathetic strike
of their unions the plan is to ask aid
of the Freight Handlers' and Switch
men's unions. The strikers asserted
that with these organizations refusing
to handle nonunion goods and refus
ing to switch cars laden with, such
goods the fight would be won.
The packers assert that they are
daily increasing their operations, Ar
mour & Co., Swift's and Nelson Mor
ris & Co. declaring they intend to kill
an aggregate of 3,000 cattle before
QUIET AT SOUTH ST. PAUL.
Strikers Withdraw Pickets at the
St. Paul, July 21.The strike situa
tion at South St. Paul was more peace
ful during the day than at any time
since Swift & Co.'s employes quic
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