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Will Do It.
VOLUME 2. NUMBER 88.
Fall River Cotton Milis Still Tied Up
Fall River, Mass., Aug 1.The
close of tiie fust week (he cot (on
mill strike, involving sonifc 2fi,00!) op
eratives and eighty-one. mills, finis
the situation without a change since
the strike order went into effect. En-h
side to the controversy remains fun
the manufacturers holding te their
position that the mills will be oper
ated only on conditio:, that the Mx/
per cent reduction he accepted and the
operatives equally firm that they wiil
not work under this reduction.
At the mills the situation is-one of
absolute quiet and there are no indica
tions that there will be attempts to re
sume operations in the immediate fu
It is estimated by the strike leaders
that it will cost $20,000 a week to con
tinue the strike, but they are con
vinced that this amount will be forth
Bemidji Pressed Stone and Tile Co
Boyd & Erickson, Proprietors.
Cement Building Blocks, Sidewalk Tile and Stone Fencing
A variety ofmoulding designsfor blocks,
tiling and fencing. Cement building
materials are taking the place of
brick and quarried stone, and
in many ways it is a su
Most Simple and Durable Stump Puller on the Market.
World's Fair Prize.
We are giving GREAT BARGAINS in
Mon's Ck Straw Hats,
Douglas Oxfords and Button Shoes,
1 Laics' S?i( and Rain Coats,
Shirt Wais's, Shirt Waist Suits,
Skirts, Wash Goods, Laces,
I Ribbon Remnants, Canvas Shoes.
We will place on sale 5000 yards of PRINTS
worth from (ic to 8c a yard your choice for
5 at yd. Print sale closes Saturday night.
O'Leary (L Bowser,
Call at fac
tory and yards
on A ni erica
city hall, and
spect the work
machines for sale
Local Agent. I
FAILED SOME MONTHS AGO.
Dr. Woodend ol New York Files Peti
tion in Bankruptcy.
New York, Aug. 1.Dr. William E.
Woodend, prominent in several horse
shows, the broker whose suspension a
few months ago, closing many
branches throughout the country, at
tracted much attention, has filed sched
ules of bankruptcy in the United
States district court. An involuntary
petition in bankruptcy against him
was hied several months ago. The
schedules show debts to the amount
of $190,774 and assets of $153,361.
None of the liabilities are secured.
The creditors number 500, the major
portion of the claims, however, being
for small amounts. The creditors are
scattered throughout the United
States and Canada.
Jap Losses Over a Thousand.
Tokio, Aug. 1.The Japanese cas
ualties at the battle of Tatchekiao
were 12 officers and 136 men killed
and 47 officers and 848 men wounded,
a total of \,Q43 killed or wounded.
APPEAL TO PRESIDENT
STOCK YARDS STRIKERS WILL,
CALL UPON ROOSEVELT TO
HELP END TROUBLE
WANT TRUST OFFICERS PROSECUTED
ALLEGE PACKERS.ARE VIOLATING
THE INJUNCTION ISSUED
TWO YEARS AGO.
Chicago. Aug. 1 "It is extremely
probahle that we wih call upon the
president to end this fight ot help us
to end it," said President Donnelly ol
the Butchers' union. "We art con
vinced that he car do ano think
such a step advisable."
'President Roosevelt will bt asked tc
give word that the United Slates dis
trict attorneys all over the country be
gin criminal prosecution against the
big packing plants which two years
ago were permanently enjoined from
combining to fix prices not only upon
finished meat products but upon live
It is to be urged upon the president
that the besj: interests of the entire
country are prejudiced by the great,
strike which has affected all parts of
the country and that widespread mis
ery has been caused.
Strong charges were made against
Police Inspector Hunt and his men in
resolutions presented to Sheriff Barrett
by the allied trades. It was declared
that the police are "absolutely at the
service of the 'beef trust'" and that
the commanding officers entirely ig
nore municipal law by attempting to
create riot, browbeating and coercing
strikers, arresting union men without
warrant and other high handed pro
Sheriff Will Not Interfere.
Sheriff Barrett declined to take any
action in regard to the strike that
might be construed as interfering with
the police. A committee representing
the allied trades employed at the stock
yards called on the sheriff and repre
sented to him that police and private
detectives in making arrests at the
stock yards were acting in a way to
excite riots. The sheriff was asked to
send deeputies to the stock yards dis
trict to protect strikers from the po
lice and private detectives. "The sheriff
suggested the strikers should go into
the courts for relief if the police were
not following the law. The committee
departed, intimating that they would
appeal to the courts as suggested.
Obeying Inspector Hunt's orders to
have no mercy on strike pickets found
interfering, even by moral suasion,
with the nonunion men employed in
the stock yards, the police were more
active than any other time since the
strike began. The inspector declared
that he had set the ball rolling by the
arrest of President Golden of the
'Teamsters' union and that every po
liceman in the stock yards district
would be depended upon to keep it
rolling. Strike pickets accosting team
sters, etc., were accordingly arrested
unsparingly, both singly and in
bunches, and in some instances, when
resisting arrest, were clubbed more or
less freely by the police.
DEALERS ON THE BLACKLIST
Certain Retailers Cannot Secure Meat
Chicago, Aug. 1.The procuring of
meat supplies, even at the high prices
asked, has become a serious question
with many retail dealers of Chicago.
A "blacklist" has been put in circula
tion by the strikers, bearing the names
of retailers who have purchased meat
from the big packers, and the men
listed are finding it difficult to get
supplies from the independent pack
ers. The system of picketing in force
has made it almost impossible for
them to buy of the big companies.
The "independent" packers have been
warned that .the penalty for selling
meat to the listed retailers will be the
calling out of their own butchers. Sev
eral retailers whose business has been
thus tied up have stated that unless
conditions improve they will go into
the courts and seek an injunction
against the strike leaders who are re
sponsible for the blacklist.
Several big markets on the West
and South Sides of the city have been
forced to close.
Reports were given out during the
day that a limited number of strikers
have left here for Buenos Ayres, Ar
gentine Republic, and that others are
expecting to follow, the exodus being
conditional upon South American
packers furnishing transportation. It
is alleged that the packing plants of
Buenos Ayres are handling supplies
for Russia, which until recently were
furnished from Chicago.
GIVEN NOTICE TO QUIT.
Independent Plants Killing Beef for
New York. Aug. 1.Butchers em
ployed in independent packinghouses
in this-city, who have been slaughter
ing beef for Western houses in the
strike, were notified during the day
that unless they immediately stopped
this killing they would be ordered out
on strike. About 500 butchers are
employed by the independent firms.
They would not be affected by any
order for a sympathetic strike from
Chicago, which the labor leaders said
was among the possibilities. In the
event of a sympathetic strike being
declared on the big packers here
which are affiliated with the so-called
beef trust the independent butchers
would be called upon to furnish a
large percentage of the supply of beef
for local consumption. Any order forc
ing them to join in the strike move
ment would, therefore, almost com
pletely cripple the slaughtering of beef
in this section. General Organizer
Eichelberger said that he thought the
union men would obey the order and
that no trouble would result,
BEMIDJT, MINNESOTA, MONDAY, AUGUST-1, 1904.
i^UJfrE'iH Sw*5 ",*S''-
St. Petersburg, August 1.Lieuten-
ant General Count Keller was killed
last night while opposing the Japan
ese advance along the railway near
Kaieheng-r 1 he Russian forces have
been compel'ed to retire on account of
the renewed offensive operations of
Fight at Tatchekiao Almost Wholly an
St. PeteJfSburg, Aug. 1.A special
dispatch |ro Liaoyang, giving' a
graphic picture of the tight at Tatche
kiao, expfiiins that the Russian im
munity from damage by the furious
Japanese bombardment was due to the
fact that the Russian guns were most
ly behind a range of steep hills and
were concealed cleverly by high grass
.and trees and that the Chinese were,
therefore, unable to heliograph the
position of he guns, as they formerly
iiad done, to the Japanese artillery
The Japanese had many large calibre
guns and used chiefly shrapnel. They
used also high explosive shells. The
fight was almost, wholly an artillery
duel and was a magnificent spectacle.
The crest of the lulls held by the Rus
sians was converted into a raging vol
cano and earth, was thrown up in
geysers by the continuous
Rain of Bursting Shells
until sand and dust hung in a cloud
overhead and fire among the trees and
grass, started by the shells, added a
stifling smoke and heat to the awful
glare of the tropical sun. The shrap
nel, like great, ""white winged birds,
sailed overhead. The moan and drone
of their coming could be heard plainly
and the Russians threw themselves
behind rocks- arid other shelters as
the missilesjburst.: 1
The rjapttngse shifted*^'the position
of their guns, both to escape the Rus
sian fire and to try and locate the
masked batteries of their opponents.
Late in the afternoon they got in a
position that enabled them to sweep
the plain behind the hills occupied by
the Russians and came dangerously
near locating, though they did not
quite find the Russian batteries.
Everyone, except the commanders,
was surprised and disgusted at the
order to retreat. The Russians burned
everything valuable at Tatchekiao be
INDICATES SERIOUS FIGHTING.
Official Report of Japanese Losses
Around Port Arthur.
Tokio, Aug. LThe general staff
announces that five Japanese officers'
had been killed and forty-one wound
ed in the fighting which has been go
ing on around Port Arthur since last
Tuesday. The losses in men are not
This is the first announcement of'
its kind since the beginning of the
siege of the fortress and it indicates
that there has been serious fighting, i
Residents of Newchwang Return. i
Newchwang, Aug. 1.The Japanese
have just removed two large electric
mines from the mouth of the Liao i
river and they are searching for six-'
teen other such mines known to be
there. The people who left Newchwang
before the Japanese came in are now
returning and confidence has been re
stored. The Japanese specie bank
will open next week.
Officially Denied at Tokio.
Tokio, Aug. 1.The rumored fall of
Port Arthur is officially pronounced
to be untrue.
TROOPS BACK RECEIVER.
President of Venezuela Seizes Prop
erty of Asphalt Company.
Port of Spain, Trinidad, Aug. 1.
Accompanied by Venezuelan soldiers
and the attorney general of Venezuela
Ambrose Howard Carner, the former
managing director of the New York
and Bermudez Asphalt company, who
was recently appointed receiver of the
company as a result of the suit
brought by President Castro, arrived
at Guanaco during the day on the Ven
ezuelan gunboat Bolivar and took pos
session of the properties of the com
pany, including the asphalt lake,
against the energetic protests of Cap
tain Cooley, the company's represen
The steamer Viking, belonging to
the company, escaped seizure and
reached this port with the news of
the government's drastic action. For
eign companies residing in Venezuela
are alarmed over President Castro's
aggressive policy, which is directed
also against French, British and Ger
Timber In Montana Is Burning at a
Kalispell, TVIont, Aug. 1.No less
than a dozen fires are now raging in
different parts of the timbered sec
tions of Flathead county and the dam
age already done is beyond calcula
Forest Supervisor Raines has all
the men he is allowed to employ and
has been furnished with sixty addi
tional men by the Great Northern to
fight the fire.
pjfl Mrs. Maybrick in Poor Health.
Pr -London, Aug. 1.The Associated
Press learns that Mrs. Florence May
brick has been obliged to alter the
plans for her American trip in conse
quence of nervous prostration, from
which she has suffered since her re
lease. It is'not likely that Mrs. May
brick will be, able to start before the
end, of A.ugiist,[if then.
three Japanese armies.
IS MOST DESPERATE
St. Petersburg Shaken By News of the Desperate Straits of
Russian Army at Haicheng Where Battle Still Rages.
St. Petersburg, August 1.The fight
ing still rages at Kaicheng. General
Kuroki has completed the enveloping
movement of the Russian position and
has begun a simultaneous advance
HIGHWAYMEN SECURE GASH
PAYMASTER FOR COAL COMPANY
FATALLY WOUNDED AND
HIS DRIVER KILLED.
Portage, Pa., Aug. 1.Charles Hays,
a driver employed by the Puritan Coal
company, is dead and Patrick Camp
bell, the company's paymaster, lies
fatally wounded at the Altoona hos
pital as the result of a holdup and
murdei which occurred on the town
ship road leading from this place to
Puritan about 10:15 a. m. The two,
in a buggy, were taking a satchel con
taining about $3,000 with which to pay
the coal company's employes at PurP
tan from the Adams Express company
office here to the coal town when, at
a point about three-quarters of a mile
out of Portage, they were suddenly
fired upon by a party of three men
armed with shotguns. Hays fell to
the bottom of the buggy, pierced by
thirty-seven buckshot wounds in his
neck and breast, and died half an
hour later. Campbell was hit in the
shoulder and tell from the buggy. The
highwaymen came out from their hid
ing place in the woods tcr the right of
the road, secured the satchel of money
and made their escape.
The news of the murder and robbery
spread quickly and organized armed
posses were-soon searching for the
robbers in all directions. The populace
is terribly excited over the outrage
and threatens to lynch the perpetrators
if they are captured.
Campbell was taken to Altoona on
the day express. is dangeroifsly
wounded, 'there being fifteen bullet
wounds in his face, head and body.
Two shots entered his right lung, an
other hit his mouth and two struck
ANARCHISTS CHEER ASSASSIN.
Shout Themselves Hoarse Over Death
of Von Plehve.:
New York, Aug. 1.Five thousand
persons, all that could crowd into
Cooper Union, cheered themselves
hoarse over the death of the Russian
minister of the interior, Von Plehve.
The great hall was dotted with an
archists, who in frequent frenzies of
excitement, waved red bandanas and
voiced their approval of the assassina
tion. At every mention of the bomb
thrower there was a din that lasted
several minutes and cries of "Leglo!
Leglo! Leglo!" echoed through the
The mass meeting was held by the'
United Russian Revolutionists to cele
brate Von Plehve's death, which they
believe will mark a new era of liberty
for their brethren in Russia. The
leaders of the revolutionists in this
city endeavored to keep the anarchists
away, but the meeting was public and
the latter quietly stole in one at a
time. The police estimated that 500
anarchists were present.
TROOPS FOR BONESTEEL.
Town Will Be Under Martial Law Dur
ing Filing Period.
Bonesteel, S. D., Aug. 1.Troops
have been requested by Sheriff Taylor
and Governor Herried has agreed to
send them. From Aug. 8 until Sept.
10, the filing period, this town will be
under martial law. The guards, with
Winchesters, are considered essential
to protect $300,000 which will be
brought to town each day and which
will have no burglar proof safe ic
Adjutant General Conklin, now at an
encampment of the Third battalion in
Hot Springs, has agreed to take charge
of the soldiers.
Omaha, Aug. l.beveiai canua.ua
of nonunion men arriving here during
the day were distributed among the
different packing plants. A. large num
ber of pickets witnessed their arrival
without making a demonstration.
No Charge for the Little Bank
It is loaned to you Free.
-The first dollar you deposit is
held as a guarantee that you
will return the little Bank. How
ever, this dollar belongs to you,
draws interest and can be with
drawn by you any time you re
turn the little Bank. -3*
from all points against Hai Cheng
and Liao Yang. Kupatkin's position
is most desperate in case he sustains
a defeat An this engagement. The
keenest anxiety is felt at the war de
partment for news of the progress of
MORE ACTIVITY IN TH E WEST.
But Fall Trade Is Very Slow to As
New ":'"*York, Aug. 1.Bradstreet's
weekly review of trade says more ac
tivity is noted at a few Western cen
ters, but fall trade is slow to assume
form, pending assurance as to crop re
sults and settlement of existing indus
trial dfsturbances. Crop conditions
are, on the whole, favorable, though ir
regularity in sections prevents gen
eralization. Fall inquiry and ship
ments of goods are livening up at fho
West and are expected to become ac
tive early in August. The movement
of winter wheat to market, somewhat
delayed this year, has begun in earn
est. Coincidently, improvement in
collections is shown at some centers
and the demand for money from the
country has increased. Th move
ment of currency to move crops has
assumed good proportions this week.
Advices from some Western markets
point to more doing in fall dry goods,
shoes and clothing. Good crop pros
pects favorably influence Southern
trade/ which is expected to prove ex
cellent later on. Trade at Eastern
markets is still rather quiet. The
Fall Fiver strike, the packinghouse
strike and the probable suspension of
coal mining, affecting 80,000 men, is a
serious feature of the industrial out
look. Pacific coast trade is dull.
TRAMPS ASSAULT WOMAN.
She Lies Bound and Gagged for Five
Hours Before Release.
Elk River, Minn., Aug. 1.Two
tramps entered the home of Mrs. Al
bert Brazier on the outskirts of town,
bound ad gagged her, committed a
criminal assault, took some rings from
her fingers and some eatables from the
house and made their escape.
About five hours later the woman
attracted the attention of a man pass
ing the house and was released.
The authorities are searching for
Wall Invited to Rosemount.
Milwaukee, Aug. 1.Mr. and Mrs.
Edward C. Wall of Milwaukee have
received a very cordial invitation from
Judge Alton B. Parker to visit Mr.
and Mrs. Parker at Rosemount. Mr.
Wall was a candidate for the presiden
tial nomination at the Democratic na
tional convention in St. Louis.
BRIEF BITS OF NEWS.
Major General Henry C. Corbin has
completed all the arrangements for
the joint maneuvers in Virginia to be
held Sept. 5 to 10 next and in which
a force of 27,000 regular and national
guard troops will participate.
Germany's foreign trade for the last
six months shows that the imports
amounted to $795,000,000, an increase
of $27,750,000 over the corresponding
period last year, and the exports ag
gregated $627,000,000, an increase of
Thieves Raid a Pawnshop.
Sioux Falls, S. D., Aug. 1.The
pawnshop of John Agrant, in the heart
of the business district, was entered
by thieves during the absence of the
proprietor. Watches and other jewelry
to the value of $1,800 and $100 in cash
were carried away.
Beginning Monday, July
25, we will start classes
in the following branches:
Shorthand and Typewriting,
Commercial Law, Commer
cial Geography, Business
Hours. 10 to 12 a. m. 7 to 9 p. m.
Conway's Commercial College,
Box 744, 108 Sixth Street, between
Bemidji and Beltrami Avenues.
"It is what yo\i Save, not what you Earn, that makes Wealth." W
Open. 8L Savings Barvk Account! Get a. Hom Bank Free
The Pioneer Prints
than any other news
paper between Dnlnth
and Crookstoh, St- Paul
and the North Pole.
TEN CENTS PER WEEK
GETS NOTICE TO LEAVE
PAPAL NUNCIO AT PARIS IS IN-
FORMED THAT HIS MISSION
THERE IS ENDED.
FRENCH OFFICIALS WILL QUIT ROME
RELATIONS BETWEEN FRANCE
AND THE VATICAN FINALLY
TURKEY COMES TO TIME.
Paris, Aug." 1.Foreign Minister
Delcasse addressed a note to the papal
nuncio to the effect that in conse
quence of the rupture of relations be
tween France and the Vatican his mis
sion to Paris no longer bad any ob-'jl
ject. -y. i
Paris, Aug. 1.Although no official
announcement has yet been made it"-
can be positively affirmed that the -'|J
rupture between.France and the Vati-^
can is complete. Tb Holy See's
lengthy reply to the French note,~j2
though most courteously worded, mere
ly amounts to a polite statement that
the pope does not intend to infringe
the stipulations of the concordat and
will not withdraw the letters calling
the bishops of Dijon and Laval to
Diplomatic courtesy forbids the pub-i^-|
lication of the French answer until--^
the pope is notified, but Foreign Min
ister Delcasse has sent M. de Courcel, j-||
the French charge d'affaires at the/^
Vatican, two notes, one for the papal -Jj?|
secretary of state announcing the run-*,
ture and the second a personal note
instructing the charge d'affaires and/|j|
the others of the staff of the embassy
to return to Paris immediately after
his mission is accomplished. When'.fii
M. de Courcel's advices reach Foreign Vji
Minister Delcasse the latter will im--.vis
mediately request the papal nuncio
here to leave France.
It is not expected that the rupture -__
will have any immediate consequences
beyond the mutual withdrawal of the
representatives of France and the
Vatican and the suppression of the em
bassy and nunciature, as tb denun-T^S
ciation of the concordat requires par-'
liamentary sanction. Consequently
fresh developments are improbable un
til the appointment of the new bishops
Cruise of American Squadron Serves
Washington, Aug. 1.The battle
ship squadron under Admiral Barker
sailed during the day from Fiume for
Gibraltar. Th estate department gath
ers from Minister Irishman's report
that he has had^ a satisfactory ex
change of views with the sultan at
Constantinople so that the cruise of
the squadron has served its purpose
and it is not regarded as necessary
now to extend the trip into Turkish
waters. If there should be any hitch, i
however, in the further negotiations,
the European squadron will remain in "v
the Mediterranean within call of the &
minister and if matters should pro
ceed to the extreme the battleship -_
squadron might be turned back east
ward from Gibraltar. Otherwise the \7
big ships will proceed home, timing
themselves to arrive at New York '-J,
about Sept. 10.
MARTIAL LAW IN FORCE.
Spanish Honduras on the Verge of
Mobile, Ala., July 1.Officers and
passengers of the fruit steamer Helen
Puerto Cortez say Spanish Honduras
is on the verge of another revolution.
President Bonilla is maintaining mar
tial law despite the fact that congress
is in session.
It is reported that Bonilla is seek
ing a competent artillery instructor in
AGGREGATE $22,00(1,000. 1
Damages Asked of F. Augustus Heinze
by Mining Companies.
Butte, Mont., Aug. 1.With the fil
ing of another suit in the fight by the
Boston and Montana Consolidated
Copper and Silver Mining company
against the Montana Ore Purchasing
company the aggregate of the dam
ages sought from F. Augustus Heinze
and his agents becomes $22,000,000.
The complaint filed during the morn
ing not only asks for damages against
the defendants in the sum of $5,200,000
for alleged theft of ore from the Penn
sylvania mine, but asks that Heinze
and his agents be enjoined from fur
ther alleged looting of the property.
Heinze is charged with invading the
ore bodies of the Pennsylvania
through secret drifts. Th suits ac
cuse him of looting the Little Mina,
the Michael Davitt, the Piccolo, Gam
betta, Colusa and Pennsylvania mines.
Capital and Surplus, $30,000
C. W Hastings, Pres.
F. Sheldon, Vice-Pres,
A. White, Cashier.
$ *+j*J* +SJ*Jll.