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VOLUME 2. NUMBER 93.
St. Petersburg Dispatch Says
in Great Battle Japanese
Lose 10,000 Men.
St. Petersburg-, August 0.A dis
patch to the Bourz Gazette from Liao
Yang says that another great battle
has been fought in the neighborhood
Houtsiatze, fourteen miles westofLaio
Yang. The Japanese losses are esti
maed at 10,000 to 1:5.000 men. Tie
.Russian looses are in.si^n ifice.it.
Has Port Arthur Failen?
London. August 0.--A Nagasaki re
porl says that 1'oit Arthur has fallen.
It lacks confirmation and is discred
Ordered to Turkish Waters.
Washington, August The Euro
pean squadron has been ordered to
Turkish waters. Its destinatination is
Smyrna, three hundred miles from
St. Petersburg, Aug. 6.There hon
been no further fighting of any impo:
tance since Aug. 1, according to the
latest reports received by the war
office. In the opinion of the general
staff both sides need a rest after fight-'
ing three days in the terrible heat and
the officials here are inclined to be- i
lieve that the Japanese will not be'
able to resume their advance for sev
Detailed reports reaching the war
office from General Kuropatkin's gen-'
erals show that the Russian losses
July 30, 31 and Aug. 1 did not exceed
4,000. The Japanese are believed to
have lost at least an equal number.
From a comprehensive review of the
fighting obtained by the Associated
Press it appears that most of the Kus
sian losses were sustained on the Sai-:
matsza road and between Simoucherig i
and Haicheng. The two divisions of i
the late General Keller's corps did not
make a serious resistance at me!
Yangse pass, falling back on Liandia.i
sian with scarcely any casualties. Su i-'
iiarly General Stakelberg's and Gea
eral Zaroubaieff's troops retired upon
Aushanshan, half way between Hai
cheng and Liaoyang, without heavy
fighting or loss. The greatest .numboi":
of casualties was sustained by Geneiul
Herschelmann, who, with the Ninth
European division, held KuchkU/U
and Yushu pass, on the Saimatsza
road. The fighting there was of the
most desperate and bloody character.
A single regiment lost 25 per cent, or
300 men, before they withdrew, to-
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wards Anpfrig." AnotEer point where
most stubborn resistance was made
was at Nanga pass, a position between
Simoucheng and Haicheng, which was
held by General Zassalitch, who had
been placed in command of a newly
formed corps. General Zassalitch's
misfortune at the Yalu river was du
plicated, owing to the superiority of
the Japanese artillery. He was mak
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discovered that the Japanese gunners
.were enfilading his batteries.
Assist Troops at Port Arthur to Resist
Chefoo, Aug. 6.Exhaustive inter
views with refugees from Port Arthur,
who arrived here during the day,
elicited nothing materially changing
previous stories of the general situa
tion. While the guns of the fortress
were employed during the three days'
lighting the fortress itself was not at
On July 31 the steamer Newchwang
entered Port Arthur from Newchwang,
carrying artillery from Newchwang as
well as 65,000 shells of various sizes.
The refugees declare that the 12-
inch guns on board the warships have
no difficulty in reaching Wolf moun
tain, while the Japanese return fire
falls short of the city.
SEIZURE OF ASPHALT MINtb
MINISTER BOWEN FILES STRONG
PROTEST AGAINST ACTION
Washington, Aug. 6.Minister Bow
en has cabled the state department
that he has lodged a strong protest
with President Castro against the ac
tion of the government in seizing the
asphalt mines belonging to the New
York and Bermudez company. The
receiver of the government is said to
be supported by two Venezuelan war
ships in his occupation of the com
Through unofficial sources it is
learned that President Castro's action
in the matter of the asphalt company
has been long considered. It is inti
mated that when in the midst of his
last desperate struggle with the rebels
Castro made promises to certain per
sons and corporations in return for
their support financially in that con
test. These promises were said to in
volve the transfer to these people of
concessions at that time in the pos
session of foreign corporations. Cas
tro is said to be a South American
who has never violated a promise and
the present 'proceedings relative to the
asphalt mines are, it is hinted, an out
growth of one of these promises.
It is doubted whether Mr. Bowen's
protest will be effective at this stage,
but the state department is not dis
posed to move in a hurry and is await
ing the arrival by mail of the detailed
reports made by Mr. Bowen before
proceeding further. It must be made
quite clear that there has been mis
carriage of justice in the Venezuelan
supreme court before a demand is
made upon Castro for indemnity for
the losses suffered by the New York
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PREF XRIIV.G FOR FINAL STAND.
All Civilians Hurriedly Getting Out of
Chefoo, Aug. 6.Thirty more refu
gees arrived during the day on junks
from Port Arthur, which place they
left Aug. 1. The departure of all civil
ians from Port Arthur is said to be
owing to the exhaustive preparations
for a final stand against the Japanese.
Chefoo is being taxed to provide for
the unusual influx of travelers. The
Dnly good hotel in the city is assign
ing three or four to a room and the
overflow is compelled to accept squalid
FALL OF PORT ARTHUR.
Japanese Say Event Will Occur Within
Tientsin, Aug. 6.Heavy and con
tinuous firing was heard Thursday at
Pitsewo from the direction of Port Ar
There are persistent rumors here
from Japanese sources that the fall of
Port Arthur will occur within a week,
but military experts are of the opinion
that a month will elapse before the
Japanese make their final assault.
It is estimated that th^'e are 100,000
Japanese troops before Port Arthur.
Going Through the Dardanelles.
Constantinople, Aug. 6.It is an
nounced here that Russia has notified
the porte of the impending passage
through the Dardanelles of some volun
teer fleet steamers laden with coal.
Russia, it is said, has given assurances
that the vessels will preserve the
character of merchantmen throughout
TENDERS HIS RESIGNATION
JUDGE PARKER NO LONGER AT
HEAD OF NEW YORK COURT
Albany, N. Y., Aug. 6.Judge Par
ker's resignation as chief judge of the
court of appeals was filed with the
secretary of state during the after
noon. This will enable the issuance
of the necessary orders to bring about
the election of a successor to Chief
Justice Parker this fall for the full
term of fourteen years, instead of an
appointment by the governor for one
year if the resignation had been de
layed until after Aug. 10.
PROTEST AGAINST CLOSURE.
Opposition Leaves House of Commons
in a Body.
'London, Aug. 0.There was an ex
traordinary scene in the house of com
mons during the discussion in com
mittee stage of a bill designed to frus
trate the devices of the Welsh county
councils, who are endeavoring to re
fuse to carry out the education act.
Premier Balfour moved the closure,
but on division the opposition mem
bers, raising a storm of uproarious
protest, refused to record their votes
and the chairman of the committee
named a number of members to the
speaker. After a heated discussion,
amid renewed uproar and cries of
"Shame," almost the entire opposition,
led by Messrs. Asquith, Herbert Glad
stone and Sir Charles Dilke, left the
house as a protest against the closure.
The bill was then passed in the pres
ence of full ministerial benches, six
members of the opposition and a few
MARCHING ON L'HASSA.
British Force Successfully Crosses the
Chaksam Ferry, Tibet, Aug. 6.The
greater portion of the British expedi
tion has successfully crossed the
Brahmapootra. The villagers are in
clined to be friendly and there are no
signs of an armed force to oppose the
advance on L'Hassa
Colonel Younghusband, the British
political agent, has had two inter
views with the peace delegates,
among whom is the grand chamber
lain. The latter pleaded with Young
husband not to proceed, as the Dalai
Lama might die of the shock to his
religious feelings if the British entered
the Holy City. Younghusband replied
that the treaty must be signed at
L'Hassa, but he promised that the
troops would not enter the monasteries
unless fired on therefrom.
CONDUCTORS IN CONSPIRACY.
Chicago-St. Louis Lines Said to Be Out
Chicago, Aug. 6.Chicago-St. Louis
lines have just discovered that con
ductors on various roads and certain
scalpers of Chicago and St. Louis have
been engaged in a conspiracy to de
fraud the railroads through the
manipulation of exposition tickets. It
is declared that instead of taking up
return coupons and turning them into
the company conductors have been
selling them to scalpers.
In many instances, when tickets to
St. Louis and return were presented,
conductors are said to have taken up
the whole ticket, giving the passenger
a return coupon that already had been
It is estimated that in this manner
Chicago-St. Louis roads have been de
frauded out of $200,000.
WRONG MAN ARRESTED.
Helena Railroad Robber Says His Pal
Is in Canada.
Helena, Mont., Aug. 6.George F.
Hammond, who is in jail here, denies
positively that the man Christie, ar
rested by Northern Pacific officials at
Hope, N. D., on the charge of being
implicated in the recent holdup of the
North Coast limited at Bearmouth,
Mont., was his partner in crime. On
the contrary his associate in that af
fair, he says, has gone to Canada.
Hammond made the further statement
that he had hidden in a safe place the
securities taken from the express safe
worth fully $100,000. He furthermore
states that fie will not divulge their
place of concealment until after his
I trial and that if he is given the ex
I treme penalty under the train robbery
charge he never will disclose it.
Tke Bemidji Daily Pioneer
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 1904.
VIOLATE FEDERAL LAW
ALLEGED CHICAGO PACKERS ARE
IMPORTING FOREIGN LABOR-
ERS UNDER CONTRACT.
GOVERNMENT MAY TAKE SOME ACTION
AGENT OF LABOR BUREAU SAID
TO BE ON THE SCENE MAK-
Chicago, Aug, 6.That the federal
government is preparing to take an
active part in the stock yards strike
was indicated during the day when
International Secretary Call of the
butcher workmen divulged the fact
that he has been in conference with
an emissary of the United States bu
reau of commerce and labor. Who
this agent is or what his immediate
plans Mr. Call refined to say, but the
strike leader made*this significant re
"In everything the packing trust is
doing they are violating the law. Their
very business combination is in re
straint of trade and there is not one
of them that is not amenable to the
federal laws. A sample of their opera
tions came to my knowledge after
stories had been printed in the news
papers telling of the importation of
immigrants from foreign lands to take
the place of American workingmen
who are on strike. One of our pickets
found in the street an immigrant's re
ceipt showing that the immigrant had
been paid $58.70 for passage to Chi
cago. On the bottom of the printed
slip was the sentence:
'We hereby agree to rebate to the
bearer $5$.70 on presentation ox this
receipt at our Chicago office.'
"I showed this document to an offi
cial of the United States bureau of
labor and commerce and inadvertently
allowed him to keep it."
PEACE TALK CONTINUES.
But Packers and Strikers Stand Their
Chicago, Aug. 6.In the face of per
sistent peace rumors strikers an.l
packers alike gv evidence during
the day of grim determination to stan.i
their ground There were indications
that by next week, both sides would
regard the offices of intermediaries
with favor unless either side should
develop weakness warranting the
other in holding out with renewed de
termination to fight the issue to an
To the strikers the approach of Sun
day loomed up as a menace because
of difficulties in holding ranks together
over the opening of a new week. The
strike leaders had positive information
that emissaries of the packers were at
work in all directions quietly offering
highly skilled men tempting induce
ments to break away. Pressure was
also being brought upon strikers' wives
through direct individual appeal.
Efforts to bring about a peace con
ference were explained as being due
to the cattle shippers and the Union
Stock Yards and Transit company
both neutrals who have lost heavily
through the strike. At the instance
of both General Agent Skinner of the
Stock Yards company visited the
strike leaders. Finding them recep
tive he gave attention to the packers.
Little encouragement was met with
from the packers. Believing, however,
that the situation was not without pos
sibilities he returned to the strike
leaders, who were awaiting him at the
Strikers Change Their Attitude.
In the meantime the strikers had
attempted to bring pressure to beai
on the packers from other sources and
in so doing had acquired informatioi:
from which the inference was drawn
that the strikers' position was strong
er than had been believed. In conse
quence when Mr. Skinner returned he
found the strike leaders unwilling to
make any marked concessions.
Besieged families whose homes
have been continuously attacked be
cause they contain strike breakers ap
pealed to the police for protection.
John Kioll, an employe of Swift &
Co., reported that the entire front of
his home had been wrecked Crowds
hurled stones, clubs and refuse
through the gaping apertures where
windows had been and the inmates
were notified that the house would be
burned over their heads. 'A police de
tail was assigned to protect the prop
erty. Similar action was taken re
garding six other places where like
conditions were reported.
Strike breakers continued to pour
into the yards during the day. The
new arrivals included another train
load of immigrants. The recruits were
frightened into hysterics by a series
of terrific explosions caused by strike
sympathizers placing dynamite caps
and haltpeter on the tracks. No prop
erty damage resulted.
During the day nearly 10,000 strik
ers were each paid from the strike
treasury $7, the so-called weekly bene
fit. This is the first benefit paid to
Strike Affects Money Market.
Chicago, Aug. 6.Chicago bankers
complain that the packinghouse strike
is having a most serious effect on the
local money market. Millions of dol
lars that under normal business condi
tions would be used by the packers
are now piling up in Chicago banks
and threaten to depress interest rafps.
BIG LOCKOUT THREATENED.
Forty Thousand Members of Building
New York, Aug. 6.The striking
building trades unions were said dur
ing the day to be prepared to accept
the challenge of the Building Employ
ers', association and that a great lock
out of all the unions will be ordered.
Strikes in the subway and elsewhere
in the building trades are practically
certain. When the ultimatum of the
emDloyflra wait jjeai out two dava a"o
the strikers were given "forfy-elgfit
hours to return to work. The ultima
tum stated that unless the demand
was met by the strikers the affected
unions "will be put on the street on
At the Building Trades Employers'
association it was announced that none
of the unions had reported for work
and that consequently the lockout
threatened by the employers will be
Unofficial statements were made
which show that about 40,000 men as
sociated with the Building Trades' al
liance will be affected.
ACT OF RETALIATION.
Strikers Start Run on Savings Bank
at Stock Yards.
Chicago, Aug. 6.Hundreds of strik
ers and others during the day thronged
to the Drovers' Trust and Savings
bank near the main entrance of the
stock yards and withdrew deposits,
whether large or small. The unusual
scene attracted a large crowd, set all
manner of rumors in circulation and
created a general run on the institu
The strikers' action was taken in re
taliation for the alleged action of one
of the packing firms, Libbey, McNeill
& Libbey, in making the bank an ad
junct to their pay department. On
Wednesday, it is said, Edward Tilden,
a director of the company, led strike
breakers to the bank in order that
they might be paid in cash instead
of having to experience the embarrass
ments growing out of the packers' sys
tem of paying in checks.
Long before the bank opened rumors
were in circulaj^n that the strikers
would start a rtm on the institution
in retaliation and when the hour for
the crucial test came the strikers'
were far outnumbered by apprehensive
persons having no interest in the labo
controversy, yet all anxious to secure
their money. A double line extending
into the street greeted the bank offi
cials. Without protest or explanation
the officials doubled the force of pay
ing tellers and met all withdrawals
The Drovers' Trust and Savings
bank is located in the same building
with the Drovers' Deposit National
bank, its local correspondent. Its cap
ital is $200,000 and its surplus and
profits are named at $30,000. It has a
long list of depositors among the work
men about the yards and pays 3 per
cent interest on their savings. It
opened its doors Feb. 3, 1902, and its
last report, June 10, 1904, shows re
sources and liabilities amounting to
HUSBAND AND WIFE KILLED.
Strupk by One Train While Trying to
Omaha, Aug. 6.Mr. and Mrs. Mich
ael Pelan, suburban residents, were
killed on the double tracks of the
Union Pacific between Albright and
South Omaha Thursday. They stepped
from one track to avoid an incoming
train and were struck by an outgoing
passenger on the east side. Both were
TRAINLOADS OF WOUNDED.
Hundreds of Men Arriving Daily at
Irkutsk, Siberia, Aug. 6.Trains
filled with wounded men are arriving
here daily from the front, many of
them proceeding to European Russia
and others remaining here. Two Red
Cross hospitals have been opened here
and one private hospital has been es
tablished by the wife of Governor Mol
The prices of food have doubled re
RUSSIAN TROOPS DISGUSTED,*
8ee No Reason for Continual Orders
St. Petersburg, Aug. 6.The temper
Of the Russian troops in view of the
continued retreats is perhaps accu
rately reflected by the following brief
message sent by one of the Associated
Press Russian correspondents from
"The orders to evacuate Haicheng
are condemned by many. It is heart
breaking to be constantly falling back,
but there must be an end to this re
trograde movement. A little more pa
tience. To advance only requires man
R. H. Russell, Publisher
New York Gty
DROUTH IN MONTANA.
Heavy Loss of Stock Can Only Be
Averted by Rain.
Butte, Mont., Aug. 6.Advices re
ceived from throughout the state the
past week deoict a serious state of af
fairs on the big ranges in Eastern
and Northern Montana, and unless
heavy rain is soon forthcoming con
siderable loss of stock will ensue. The
Northern Montana ranches in many lo
calities resemble deserts, for water
holes and springs are dried. So bad
have the conditions become that the
state humane officers have interfered
and compelled stockmen to drive
herds into localities far removed
where some grass and water remain,
though even then the supply is scanty.
The Great Northern Railway com
pany is meeting with difficulty in the
operation of its trains throughout
Northern Montana as a result of the
inability to secure sufficient water to
keep its tanks along the road re
PROVES VERY SUCCESSFUL.
First Experiment With Wireless Teleg
raphy on Lake Superior.
Duluth, Aug. 6.The first experi
ments with wireless telegraphy on
Lake Superior were made during the
day when the great freight steamer
Augustus B. Wolvin, bound for Duluth
with a cargo of coal, communicated
with a temporary wireless station in
stalled on the Board of Trade building.
The communication was over the en
tire length of Lake Superior, a dis
tance of 420 miles. A permanent sta
tion will be established here on top of
the Wolvin building. It is expected
that the wireless system will soon be
in general use on boats in the Lake
Superior trade. The advantages of
the service are obvious.
Wireless stations will be established
at Sault Ste. Marie and on Keweenaw
point, as well as in Duluth.
JAPS INDIGNANT AT RUSSIANS.
Claim Slav Government Is Violating
The Hague Rules.
London, Aug. 6.The correspondent
of the Times at Tokio says that much
indignation is felt there because of
Russia's persistent neglect to comply
with the rules of The Hague conven
tion in supplying information regard
ing prisoners. Despite frequent in
quiries about the prisoners taken in
the third attempt to seal Port Arthur,,
the Russians, the correspondent says,
maintain complete silence, which can
not be due to the lack of means of
communication, because the Russian
government has just requested Japan
to recognize two additional hospital
ships at Port Arthur.
BRIEF BITS OF NEWS.
The anti-tobacco combine bill of the
minister of inland revenue has passed
the Canadian house of commons.
Alfred Knapp, the Ohio "strangler",
who has been condemned to die in the
electric chair on Aug. 19, has collapsed
and cannot eat or sleep. i
Postmaster General Payne has re-'
turned to Washington from New York,'
where he talked- over the political sit
uation with other Republican leaders.'
A telegram received at the war de
partment announces the death of Mrs.
George W. Davis, wife of Major Gen
eral Davis, retired, governor of the'
isthmian canal zone.
BATTLE OF SIMOUCHENG.
Russians Left Seven Hundred Dead on
Tokio. Aug. 6.The Russians left
700 on the battlefield at Simou
cheng and the Japanese casualties
during the same battle aggregated
The Japanese captured six guns at
Simoucheng and two guns at the en
gagements which took place at the
Yangse and Yushulintzsi passes.
Thousands of Men Berng Landed at
St. Petersburg, Aug. 6.A special
dispatch to the Bourse Gazette from
According to' Chinese reports the
Japanese landed 5,000 men at the port
of Newchwang July 31 and the further
disembarkation of troops is proceed
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RELATIONS WITH TURKEY STRAINED
SULTAN AGAIN FAILS TO FUL-
FILL HIS PROMISE TO MIN-
Washington, Aug. 6. Minister
Leishman has notified the state de
partment from Constantinople that
he has failed to receive the expected
satisfactory reply from the sultan
touching the rights of American citi
zens in Turkey. While the negotia
tions will continue it is possible that
the American battleship fleet will be
detained at Gibraltar to strengthen
the minister's hand in the conduct of
Secretary Hay's return to the city
from his summer home was signalized
by consideration at the day's cabinet
meeting of important matters concern
ing America's foreign relations. The
secretary had not completed his vaca
tion, but returned to Washington at
this time on account of the develop
ments in this country's relations with
Turkey. The whole question was con
sidered by the president and his cab
inet in the light of information re
ceived by cable from Minister Leish
man at Constantinople. This govern
ment has been pressing the porte for
an answer to our representations. The
Sultan Promised an Answer
last Friday, but Minister Leishman
did not receive it. He was put oft
until Thursday. He was promised
then an answer from the sultan him
self as to the rights of Americans to
establish schools and other educational
institutions in the Turkish empire.
Such rights have been accorded the
other nations, but have been withheld
from America. Secretary Hay laid be
fore the president and the cabinet a
cablegram he had just received from
Minister Leishman to the effect that
he had not been able to obtain a sat
isfactory answer to his representa
That this government is annoyed at
the procrastination of the porte and at
what seems to be a studied effort on
the part of the sultan to dilly-dally
with the American representations
there is no attempt to conceal. Sec
retary Hay declined, however, as "he
left the cabinet meeting to say what,
if any, decision had been reached.
Secretary Morton's replies to similar
inquiries indicated the probability of
important action by his department
bearing on the Turkish question. It
is known that a proposition has been
made to hold the American battleship
squadron at Gibraltar instead of hav
ing it return at once to this country.
At Gibraltar the squadron would be
available for any service the govern
ment might determine to have it per
IN THE HANDS OF A MOB.
Young Negro Taken Into the Woods
and Probably Lynched.
Richmond, Va., Aug. 6.Andrew Dud
ley, a negro boy about fourteen years
of age, who attempted criminal as
sault upon two little white girls near
Greenfield Wednesday, was taken
from a constable while en route for
jail in a train by a mob near Afton
Thursday and led to the woods, where
It is presumed he was lynched.
American Minister to San Domingo
Wants a Warship.
Washington, Aug. 6.Mr. Dawson,
the American minister to San Domin
go, in a cablegram to the state depart
ment suggests that it would be well
to have a warship at Monte Cristi for
a short time. It is inferred from this
cablegram that another revolutionary
movement is impending.
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