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Will Do It.
VOLUME 2. NUMBEE
SUNDAY, JULY 24
Two Games3 and 8
Sioux Indians vs. Bemidji
at the Old Bail Grounds.
Grounds will be illuminated with
50,000 candle power.
Special grand stand, canopy cover,
will be erected for this game.
The Sioux Brass Band will render
music before the.ffames.
This is a guaranteed attraction
and a good, fast Indian ball
club, now making its seventh
Most Simple and Durable Stump Puller on the Market.
World's Fair Prize.
WES WRIGHT, Local Agent.
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We 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.
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 an Trouser
1 lot Boys' Suits worth up to $3.50, for
1 lot Boys' Knee Pants worth up to 75c, for r-
1 lot Men's Caps worth up to $1.00, choice
Men's Straw Hats. ^v^r'i-'' '&&
Alleged Violation of Arbitration
Agreement by Employers
Assigned as Reason.
General Order Promulgated By
Labor Leaders Affects All
Large Packing Centers.
Chicago,July 22.The packinghouse
strike was renewed today at Chicago
and "all the western packing centers
A violation of the agreement to arbi
trate by the packinghouse proprietors
is assigned as the reason. Three
thousand cattle butchers reported for
work at the Chicago stock yards this
morning. Only one-half were given
places and thereupon all refused to
work. The men reported in a body at
Union headquarters and a general or
der for the renewal of the strike was
Chicago, July 22.Fifty thousand
butcher workmen who quit work July
12, paralyzing the meat industry of
the country, will go back to their posts
at once. While they continue peace
fully at work a board of arbitration
will pass judgment upon the conten
tions of the laborers for higher wages
and less arduous working conditions
and the decision of the arbitrators
will settle the issues of the great
Around the Chicago stook yards
there is rejoicing among the strikers
as well as the stockmen and packing
interests. The unionists, who had
looked forward to seeing the strike
spread in a sympathetic movement in
volving all the mechanical trades and
perhaps the teamsters and firemen,
learned with relief that instead of the
greater strike there was to be peace
in packing town. Many of the strik
ers, however, expressed disappoint
ment that their strike, after causing
them to lose eight and a half days of
wages, had failed to decide their de
mands for higher wages or make it
certain that all would be reinstated
without greater loss of time.
During the day throngs gathered
about the entrances to the yards to
discuss the settlement and there were
murmurings against its terms. Some
workers wanted to go back without
delay and few could understand ap
parently why the question of wages,
so vital to them, had not been de
"We are exactly in the same posi
tion we were when we struck," said
one man wearing the button of the
cattle butchers' local. "The laborers
had been out from 18 cents to 17%
cents an hour and the union voted to
strike to get back the agreement that
expired May 2S. Now the men go
back to workor as many of them as
can get backand the wage question
is to be left to arbitration, after all."
A statement relative to the strike
settlement was issued during the day,
carrying the signatures theem pack
ac. ^.tc t=i or5.0'"1.
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BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY, JULY 22. 1904.
dum. The statement is as follows:
Packers* Explain Settlement.
"There sennas to be some misunder
standing of-ghe strike settlement in
some quarters upon which the public
should be set" right. The main point
under discussion and upon which a
settlement hgng for several days was
the question |ai retaining the nonunion
men hired -b the packers to take the
places of thefee on strike. This point
was insisted "on. by the packing com
panies and u^-til conceded by Mr. Don
nelly no settlement could have been
made. In the agreement made the
packers reserved the privilege of re
taining in their employ all the em
ployes that were hired while the strike
lasted. This guaranteed to those the
fair treatment they deserve and gain
ed for the packers one of the points
for which they contended and for
which they stood out so long.
"The privilege of arbitration within
the time limit Qi forty-flye days covers
the question 'fil discrimination and is
in no way intended to guarantee to
the striking employes that they will
be taken baclrand given the places
now filled by nonunionJhelp.*
During the afternoon a serious dis
turbance occurred to the packinghouse
district, two Ben. naarojvly escaping
death as the result of a Hot. A crowd
gathered in froafc of a saloon and soon
a fight was stae&ed. Jtobert Keating,
an ice dealer, tstccorap^nied by two
employes, Clarice Hall and John
White, were paising in an ice wagon,
when some one frpgan scooting, Keat
ing and Hall yr$?e wounded, the for
mer receiving aSbullet lift his right leg
which severed tm artery Hall was
shot in the left ikicjt. The inoige of the
shooting frightened the horses and
they ran away.^ The mtib ihen dis
persed. There #ere numerous dis
turbances among*band& of strike sym
pathizers and no^unitfn nieh, who, in
fright, had deserfed the j^-ds. but no
one was severelM injured and no ar
rests were made p.' :i
Beef Pricesmgain Normal.
Boston, July 2^-Beel prices,,'^ayej
returned to'the ftfure^w%ich prevailed*
before the Chicag^rstriRe. The change
came, not as a settlement of the dif
ferences at Chicagb^ut because the
local market had Jjecome overstocked
through the ldllfig here of cattle
which were ,hrou|jit in on the hoof
and through the p$jple :ref using to-buy
at the high figures^. ^tf
BRITISH NEA&JNG L'HASSA.
Force ighest Their Way Through
Gyantse, Tibet j||y 22The British
mission to Tibet, #^er the command
of Colonel YounglMgj^ifcl, on July 18
forced a passage iA*fee*lieclad Karola,
the highest pass on the road to
L'Hassa. A less stubborn defense was
made than was expected. The Tibet
ans retired early in the engagement,
sniping the advancing British soldiers
from the neighboring cliffs.
The British are now twenty-nine
miles from L'Hassa.
CROWDS CONTINUE TO ARRIVE.
Registration for Rosebud Lands Up
wards of 97,000.
Bonesteel, S. D., July 22.The reg
istration for homesteads on the reser
vation was extremely large the past
twenty-four hours, aggregating 15,000.
The registration to date is upwards of
97,000 and immense crowds continue
to arrive on every train.
SHEEBiAN SECOND CHOICE.
Wanted for Democratic Chairman if
New York, July 22.If Senator Gor
man will' not take the chairmanship
of the Democratic national committee
the men who have been pushing him
for the place will turn their attention
to William F. Sheehan and try to se
cure his election by the national com
mittee. The friends of Judge Parker
are anxious to have Mr. Gorman, but
they recognize that his declination
means that the place cannot be forced
upon him. They say, however, that
Mr. Sheehan must accept if Judge Par
ker insists, or if his immediate advis
ers say that he must take the place.
The reason why either Gorman or
Sheehan is preferred over Thomas
Taggart of Indiana is understood to
be because of the belief that either of
them would be able to command the
attention of Eastern business men and
secure a large campaign fund. While
the judge's advisers say that Tag
gart will be amply provided for in an
advisory capacity they think that eith
er Gorman or Sheehan, with the wide
knowledge they have of campaign
methods in the East, would be better
able to conduct the campaign.
WILL BE HEARD IN THE FALL.
Supreme Court Grants Writ of Error
in Burton Case.
Washington, July 22.Justice Brew
er of the United States supreme court
has granted a writ of error to the Unit
ed States district court of the Eastern
district of Missouri in thet:ase of Sen
ator Joseph R. Burton, convicted in
St. Louis of accepting a fee for serv
ices before the postoffice department
wjiile a member of the United States
senate. The case will be reviewed
by the United States supreme court
in the fall.
SOUTH DAKOTA LAUNCHED.
Uncle Sam's Big Armored Cruiser En
ters the Water.
San Francisco, July 22.The ar
mored United States cruiser South Da
kota was launched at the Union Iron
company's yards late in the afternoon.
Miss Grace Herried, daughter of Gov
ernor Herried of South Dakota, chris
tened the vessel.
The armored cruiser South Dakota
is a sister ship of the California,
which was launched three months ago
at the yards of the Union iron works.
The two ships are almost identical
and are the largest war vessels ever
launched in a Pacific ocean port. Each
represents the latest type of efficiency,
speed and power. The engines, which
are expected to develop 23,000 horse
power, will give high speed and great
facility in maneuvering at sea. The
coal capacity of the bunkers admits of
a radius of operations considerably
greater than that of any war vessel
now in-the navy.
The South Dakota will be fitted up
as a flagship and will require a com
plement of officers and men number
ing 820i aU. 4
Expected to Release the Malacca
In Accord with Great
Assurance Asked That Munitions
Were English Govern
St. Petersburg, July 22.The Asso
ciated Press has an excellent reason
for stating that Russia will yield in
the Malacca case, release the steamer
in accordance with the British demand
and express regret at her detention.
The exact status of the case at pres
ent is as follows:
Count Benckendorff, the Russian am
bassador to Great Britain, has asked
of Lord Lansdowne official assurance
that the munitions on board were Brit
ish government stores. If this is given
orders will instantly be issued to re
lease the vessel. At the. same time
Great Britain will be notified that
ships stopped by Russia whose mani
fests are not in order will be held.
Russia will maintain the legality ol
the status of the Smolensk and St. Pe
tersburg as warships. They are under
the orders of the admiralty and were
commissioned by the admiralty's in
structions. Under the regulations of
the volunteer fleet Russia claims that
ships belonging thereto can be con
'verted into warships without previous
notice, upon orders from the admi
The suggestion is made that if Great
Britain persists in raising the issue
of the status of the volunteer fleet
cruisers now in the Red sea, Russia
will offer to refer the case to the ar
bitration tribunal at The Hague.
WILL RECTIFY ANY MISTAKE
RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR JTO LON-
DON CONFERS WITH FOR-
London, July 22.The Associated
Press learns that Count Benckendorff,
the Russian ambassador, at a confer
ence with Foreign Secretary Lans
downe, made what may be considered
to be a preliminary reply to the Brit
ish protest against the seizure of the
steamer Malacca. He assured the
foreign secretary that his government
had no intention of infringing on the
rights of Great Britain or any other
neutral power and tlfat if a mistake
had been made in the. seizure of the
Malacca unquestionably the steamer
will immediately be restored and dam
ages would be paid.
The ambassador pointed out that it
was unreasonable to suppose that the
Malacca had been seized without the
commander of the St. Petersburg hav
ing good grounds to believe that she'
had contraband on board. Unless this
suspicion is effectually disproved thej
matter will have to go before a prize
court, which" procedure Great Britain
In the meantime Russia will make
full investigation in order to establish
definitely the grounds on which the
commander acted.' The ambassador
also informed Lord Lansdowne that he
had telegraphed the British protest
to St. Petersburg and said it would re
ceive the immediate attention of th*
emperor and Count LamsdorfL, &P^*
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...New Tailor Shop...
The undersigned, who has been in the em
ploy of Fred Hall for the past four yearsy has
purchased the tailoring business and good
will from Mr. Hall and will conduct the same
from this date. All friends and new patrons
can be assured in advance of receiving the
best of service. Quality, workmanship and
prices are guaranteed the lowest consistent
with the grade of work turned out.
Your patronage respectfully solicited-
E A Merchant Tailor.
Hotel Markham Block, Bemidji, Minn.
We are now settled in our new location in the
BUYER BUILDING, THIRD STREET
and invite the public to call and examine our
line of GENERAL MERCHANDISE.
$ The Fair Variety Cash Stcfre.
Naturalist and Taxidermist
ao8 Second St. Postoffice Box No. 686
blRDS, WHOLE ANIMALS, FISH, PUR RUGS AND ROBE5
and GAME HEADS mounted to order and for sale. I carry at
all times a good assortment of INDIAN RELICS and CURIOS,
FUR GARMENTS made to order, repaired and remodeled
FURS in season bought.
I guarantee my work mothproof and
the most lifelike of any in the state
MY WORK IS EQUALLED BY
PEW, EXCELLED BY NONE
A Deposit Required on All Work
YOUR TRADE SOLICITED
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