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VOLUME 2. NUMBER 94.
Latest Estimate of Number
of Persons Killed by a
Rio Grand Wreck.
The latest estimate of the loss of life
by the wreck of the Denver & II10the
Grande train yoiufr through a bridge
is placed at more than one hundred
out of 12") person on the train. Onl\
two do/en are accounted for. Seierul
roaches were earned four miles doAn
the ereek by force ot the raying
MANY JAPANESE ARE SLAi..
RUSSIAN CORRESPONDENT SAYS
FIERCE FIGHTING OCCURRED
St. Petersburg, Aug. 8.A dispatch
to the Bourse Gazette trom Liaoyang
says that another gieat battle has
been fought in the neighboihood cu
Houtsiatze, on the laihoad about four
teen miles west of Liaoyang, in waich
the Japanese losses are estimated to
have been fiom 10,000 to 13,000 and
the Russian losses insignificant.
The dispatch to the Bom so Gazette,
which is dated Thuisday evening,
'Theie has been fleice fighting
Tuesday, Wednesday and toda Kij
Japanese made a vigoious attack oi
the Russian po&ition at Houtsiatze
The enemy was fiftv-toui battalions
stiong, thirty six ot which weie lcg
ular tioops and the balance iesei\e
men. Geneial Kuioki employed the
leseive men the attack, while ilu
rege.lais earned out the leans mtea l
ed to delude the Russians, 'i lit le
seive men attacked with despeiaucu.
Their lanks were decimated tne
Russian hie each time the} advamc i,
but the vacancies weie quicklj line 1
up with iiesh men. The .Russians iu
timately slowly letned to suitable !)_
sitions, whence they inflicted git at
lobses on the Japanese by heavjr a u.
leiy hie. The Japanese losses a^e
estimated at L0.000 to 1J.000 men. 1 i,j
Russian losses were tompaiativei^ in
St. Petersburg, Aug. 8The Liao
yang dispatch to the Bouise Gazette
is behe\ed to lefer to the fighting ot
July 30, 31 and Aug. 1. The wai office
has not received any repot ts ol la
fighting and points out that HoutoUn
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Men's Straw Hats,
Toadies' Suits and Rain Coats,
Ladies' Summer Skirts
Fancy Colored Wash Goods
Ladies' and Children's Oxfords,
1 lot Men's Ties, each
1 lot Men's -50c Underwear, each
1 lot Men's .r)()c
is a cOuple oi niTies westwaul of i'u-
shu pass, when the Russians fell back
on Anping after the battle ot July 31.
Nagasaki Hears of the Fall of Port
Nagasaki, Aug. 8.It is repoited
here that Poit Arthur has been cap
tured by the Japanese.
St. Peteisburg, Aug. 8.The repoit
of the fall of Port Arthui received
from Nagasaki does not obtain gi eat
er credence at the admiialty and wai
offices heie than previous telegiamb
on the same subject.
New Yoik, Aug. S.It is not piob
able that Nagasaki would be the fiist
point and the only point to learn ot
iall ot Port Arthur. There are no
advices from Tokio or the Japanese
legations at Washington and London
to confiim the Nagasaki repoit.
PLEASES THE RUSSIANS.
Forbearance of United States Regard
ing Seizure of Contraband.
St. Peteisburg, Aug. 8.The satis
faction ot the Russian authorities at
the foibeaiance of the United States
government in connection with the
neutial commerce situation is echoed
in an editonal in the Novoe Vremya,
which says the United States is nai
uially much inteiested the declara
tion that foodstuffs aie contraband
and points out that rice was made con
tiaband during the Franco-Chinese
war. The paper says it is exti^mcly
difficult to draw the line om the pi ex
hibition of war food supplies is
bioachcd, but it expiesses the hope
that it will be possible, even in the
lace ot the difficulties existing, that
some way may be found ot meeting
the wishes of the United States this
GENERAL KELLER RECKLESS.
Warned Against Exposure Which Led
I to His Death.
Liaoyang, Aug. 8.Pnnce Shii en
sky, an eyewitness ot Lieutenant Gen
eial Count Keller's death, tays ft was
Hue to a xeckless inspection oi the
Latteries made on foot.
Dining a lull in the fighting about
midday, July 29, Geneial Keller,
Wioagh warned by his suboidmates
that his wnite unifoim made a fine
taiget, laugher! and clipped fiom his
hoi.se and walked to the front oi the
battel} just as a shiapnel shell biust.
i He died within two minutes after
being wounded. The lailway carriage
in which his body was brought heie
was profusely deroiated with ever
greens and wild flowers gathered by
his men as a last tribute to their com
St Petersburg, A.ug 8.Geneial Ku
I ropatkm loports that the Japanese
advanced ton miles noith of Haicheng
Thursday and that they are also ad
vancing in considerable force fiom
Pahtu'sai (Kutsia), on the Russian
east flank. The Japanese wreie
ic a ik
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New Home Sewing Machines,
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eentiated in the neighborhood of Pu
lungov and considerable forces cf Jap
anese at Iloutsiatze and SiKsejan
crossed to the light bank of the Taitse
river, but were driven back.
50 50 25
3 per cent
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5 to $30
MANY REGIMENTS SUFFERED.
Official Ust of Russian Officers Killed
St. Petersburg, Aug. 8.The army
organ publishes the names of the offi
cers killed or wounded July 31 and
Aug 1, showing that 7 were killed and
40 ounded, including (teneial Dekin
lin commanding the Thirty-first artil
lery biigades. In addition 8 officer?
are missing pnd 1 officer died fiom
sunstroke. The paper does not say
this is a complete list. The office!s
are from 13 infantry regimen Is, of
which 4 are East Siberian regiments
belonging to the late Geneial Keller's
corps, 5 Eiuopean regiments belong
ing to the Tenth corps and 1 Siberian
regiments, in all 48 battalions.
SEIZURE ADJUDGED LAWFUL.
Decision of Prize Court in Knight
Vladivostok, Aug. 8.The prize
couit has adjudged the sunken steam
er Knight Commander and its caigo a
lawful prize. The trial ot the case and
an investigation of |$e steamer's pa
pers, etc., established "the fact that the
carco, consisting piincipally of rail
wav mateiial, was consigned thiongh
a Japanese purt to Chemulpo, lead in-?
fanly to the inference $tat it was de
signed for use on the military lailwr.y
under construction from Seoul to the
NOT SERIOUSLY DAMAGED.
Russ*in Battleship Slava Accidentally
London, Aug. 8A dispatch to a
news agency from St. Petersburg saj
the Russian battleship Slava was acI
cidentally torpedoed during the ta
at Cronstadt, but sustained no serious
The Slava is a battleship of 13,51o
REPORTS ON OPIUM TRAFFIC.
Commission Favors Government Mo
nopoly in the Philippines.
Manila, Aug. 8.The opium com
mission appointed last August by Foi
mcr Governor Taft to investigate the
laws and regulations with regard to
opium in all Oriential countries has
rendered its report. The committee
recommends that the opium tiaffij
should become a strictly government?I
monopoly at once, that at the end of
two years the importation of opium
should be absolutely prohibited, with
the exception of medicinal require
ments, only confiimed habitues of the
drug who are over twentj-one years
old to be granted a smokei's license,
that an educational campaign against
the use ot opium be staited in the
schools that the habitues of Hie diug
be treated free of charge in govern
ment hospitals that the penalty for
importing opium be deportation.
VIOLATED IMMIGRATION* LAWS.
Charge Against Captain of Steamer
New York, Aug. 8.Captain Fred
erick M. Passow, commander of the
steamship St. Paul of the American
line, was arrested here dunng the day
by fedeial authorities on the technical
chaige of allowing an alien, oideicd
deported, to escape. It is alleged by
the federal officers that the steamships
have frequently permitted aliens who
have been ordered deported and whom,
under the existing laws, the steamship
companies would be forced to return
to their own countries free of chaige,
to escape on this side, thus defeating
the aim of the immigiation laws Cai
tain Passow waived examination when
arraigned before United States Com
BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT.
Republican Fight in Wisconsin Will
Be Inaugurated Shortly.
Milwaukee, Aug. 8.The supreme
court of the state of Wisconsin wi!J
receive judicial notice of the tactional
troubles of the Republican party in
Wisconsin on next Tuesday and pre
liminaries will be inaugurated to de
termine the legal status of the two
tickets now in the field and the posi
tion they are entitled to upon the offi
cial ballot. The attorneys in the case,
in behalf of the anti-Lafollette Re
publicans, will at that time commence
proceedings before the court. The
proceedings will be by an alternative
writ, the petition for which will be
filed with the court, and the suit will
be brought in the name of S. A. Cook
and his associates upon the Repub
SAVES TRAIN FROM WRECK.
Illinois Boy Loses His Life in Per
forming the Deed.
Chicago, Aug. 8.James Jensen, a
farmer boy, aged eighteen years, was
killed through his efforts to save a
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul pas
senger train from destruction near
Corliss, 111. While the youth and his
brother were crossing the track with a
steam thresher the machine became
stalled. When the Milwaukee-Chicago
passenger train came on James ran up
the track waving his straw hat and
so determined was he that he stood on
the track in the glare of the headlight
until he was bore down oy the locomo
tive and crushed to death. The engi
neer saw him in time to slacken speed
and though the locomotive crashed
into the thresher the train escaped a
wreck. BULL GORES BODY TO PULP.
Farmer Meets Horrible Death in His
Madison, Wis., Aug. 8.William
Btang, a farmhand, met a horrible
death in the barnyard of Albert
Braaten in the town of Burke, near
this citj. He was attacked by a icious
bull and when found his body was a
i pulp of broken bones and mashed
flesh. The unfortunate man was fifty
two years old.
AGED MAN SLAYS SON.
Family Dispute at Waupaca, Wis., Re
sults in Murder.
Waupaca, Wis., Aug. 8.Edward
Kemp of Blain, aged seventy-five,
killed his son, aged thirty-five, with a
small knife by stabbing him in the
neck. The young man died within ten
minutes. The. trouble was a family
flispute. Kenrf was taken to Stevens
Point and placed in jaiL
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BEMIDJT, MINNESOTA, MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 1904.
Russian Refugee From Port Ar
thur Says Japanese Will
Casualties Lessen Garrison But
Besiegers Are Constant
Chefoo, Aug. R."Port Arthur cer
tainly will fall inside of one or two
months, depending upon how fast the
This opinion was expressed by an
educated Russian who has just arrived
here from Port Arthur by junk. He
occupied an impoitant semi-offic!?l
Japanese Fire Increased.
In the meanwhile the Russian infantry,
passive witnesses of the artillery duel,
lay in their trenches awaiting an at
tack. They were well protected and
but a few shells fell among them.
At 9 o'clock volley firing gave warn
ing that the Japanese assault would
follow swiftly. As the Japanese infan
try advanced the Japanese artillery
fire slackened somewhat, but the Rus
sian batteries replied with increased
vigor, while the Russian riflemen vol
leyed rapidly and with great anima
tion. For an hour the Japanese ad
vanced intrepidly in the face of a fire
which is described as a thousand vol
canoes in simultaneous eruption. The
Japanese advance against the Russian
right wing ceased and the Russians
cheered, but at this moment news ar
rived from General Stoessel, the com
mander-in-chief at Port Arthur, an
nouncing that the terrific pounding
was nothing more than a mask to
cover the concentration of Japanese
troops preparatory to an attack upon
the Russian left wing, of which Wolfs
mountain was the key.
At noon the Japanese, who had been
attacking, suddenly ceased firing and
presently observers, with the aid of
field glasses, could see the enemy
quietly eating rice. After this the
right wing was occasionally reminded
of the presence of the Japanese by
the descent of a huge shell, but the
worst was over. In the meanwhile the
main attack, which resulted in the
capture of Wolfs mountain, had been
CONDITIONS STILL IRREGULAR,
Disappointing Reports on Wheat Off
set Good Advices on Corn.
New York, Aug. 8.Bradstreet's
weekly review of trade says business
and industrial conditions are still ir
regular and render generalization as
to the future difficult. Continued
good reports from the corn crop and
absolutely brilliant conditions in cot
ton tend to offset undeniably disap
pointing reports in the premier ceieal,
wheat. Dispatches to Bradstreets in
dicate an appreciable enlargement in
the distribution of merchandise at
Western points, collections show a
Blight gain and Southern advices are
optimistic. The iron trade, too, is
showing improvement, and even bi
i tuminous coal is looking up. Other
basio industries are not so favorably
situated. Anthracite coal production
Is cm tailed and demand is slack, ex
cept where stocks need replenishing.
Demand for boots and shoes is less
than a year ago, but leather is active
and higher, owing partly to the effect
of the meat strike upon the hide mar
ket. A few large stocks, are responsi-
emidji Daily Pioneer
sition at Port Arthur and his views
are regarded as valuable. He sajs
that, while the Japanese constantly
receive reinforcements, every issian
casualty decreases the defensive effi
ciency of the garrison, as the Russians
cannot be reinforced. Geneial Stoes
scl, commander-in-chief at Port Ai
thur, is compelled to'husband his am
i munition. He can minufactuie shells,
'but it is impossible*to make pioper
explosives. The necessity of protect
I ing the men for the final stand ex
plains tne retreat of the Russians fiom
the strong outpost positions, wheie
their losses were tar |ess serious than
those sustained by the assailants.
According to this Russian General
Stoessel is in dailyV communication
with General Kuropatkin.
The thiee days' fighting of last week
was done chiefly witli artillery.
FIGHTING WAS HEAVY.
Port Arthur Newspaper Describes Re
cent Three Dafe Battle.
Chefoo, Aug. 8.A ^newspaper pub
lished at Poit Arthur gives fiag
mentary details of the lecent heavy
fighting theie. The Japanese aitilleiy
opened a desultoiy fire on the aitei
noon ot July 25. That night the Rus
sians slept oh their aims in the tiench
es. They occupied a line sixteen miles
long. The ne morning, July 26, thrj
fog cleared away at 6 o'clock and the
Japanese then began to fire along the
entn line. This fire was kept up
until dark. The Japanese marksman
ship was most accurate,' showing that
they had derived benefit from the
practice of the preceding day.
Their heaviest fire #as diiected
against the batteries, which included
the 12-inch naval guns commanded b^
Prince Tscheidse and Captain Skryd
loff. A perfect shower of shells hit
the earthworks or went screeching
Lito the valley behind, doing consider
able damage to the aitillerymen.
The hottest fighting began at day
break of July 27. The battle com
menced under the rays of a scorching
sun. The Russian right wing was com
manded by Major General Kondraten
ko, who was compelled to undergo the
brunt of the terrific cannonading. To
this fierce fire the Russians replied
with deliberation. The naval battery
was again made the target for the
heaviest fire and it was evident that
the Japanese were trying to silence
the most dangerous Russian position.
A perfect shower of shrapnel was
thrown into the valley behind the Rus
sian batteries. As the day woie on
the activity of the
ble for considerable Idleness 1n dif
ferent industries. Gross railway earn
ings indicate a slight loss from July
a year ago Altogether the outlook,
while cheerful enough in the main,
needs definite assurances/ of good
crops and of settled labor difficulties.
JUDGE GRAY MAY ARBITRATE.
Coal Operators Propose to Submit
Controversy to Him.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Aug. 8.At the
meeting of the anthracite board of
conciliation held at the request of
the miners tne operators present
ed a plan for the settlement of the
check weighmen and check docking
boss questions, which have caused so
much trouble in the upper coal fields.
The opeiators ask that the entire con
troversy be submitted to Judge George
Gray, chairman of the anthracite coal
strike commission, his decision to be
final and binding. The miners asked
until Aug. 12 to consider the proposal.
BRIEF BITS OF NEWS.
The alien labor bill, introduced by
Sir William Mulock, has passed the
Canadian house of commons.
Gustavus W. Nagle, a noted bridge
builder, is dead at Elmira, N. Y. He
was born in Germany. During the
Civil war he organized and superin
tended the bridge corps of the United
States military railroads department.
Rev. Walter J. Shanley of Hartford,
Conn., president of the Catholic Total
Abstinence Union of America, an
nounces that he has called the thirty
fourth annual convention of the or
ganization to be held in St. Louis Aug.
10, 11 and 12.
Union men laid off by the Pullman
company last week when the working
force was decreased have protested to
the Chicago Federation of Labor that
they will not be re-employed unless
they make application for work
through the employment bureau of the
Chicago Employers' association.
FORTY THOUSAND AFFECTED.
Building Trades Lockout in Force in
New York City.
New York, Aug. 8.The building
trades lockout declared Friday is in
effect When all the orders have been
carried out it is estimated that nearly
40,000 union men will have been forced
out of employment.
The Felt and Waterproofing Work
ers' union has been added to the long
list of unions affected by the lockout.
The Association of Journeymen Stone
cutters of New Yoik and vicinity have
special .grievance with the lockout or
ders, as they emphatically state they
lived up to all agieements with the
Building Trades Employers' associa
INSECT KiLLS MAN.
Fatal Blood Poisoning Follows Bite
Osceola, Wis., Aug. 8.Frank Arndt,
twenty-one years old, died during the
day of blood poisoning. Monday night
he was bitten by some poisonous in
sect, but thought nothing of it. Later
the wound grew worse and he came
to town to see a physician, but it was
too far advanced to save him.
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 Bauk. ^/y/?
EIGHT WADE OUT TO DEATH.
Party of Bathers at Alton, III., Perish
Alton, 111., Aug. 8.While bathing in
the Mississippi river Michael Riley,
his daughter and six of the latter's
little girl friends were drowned. One
child who was in the party was res
Riley lived near the river in the
southern part of the city and was ac
customed to bathe on the beach in
front of his home after his return
from work. His little daughter begged
to go with him and Riley took her and
seven ot her little girl friends to the
beach with him.
When they entered the water Riley
bade the children join hands and they
all waded into the liver and walked
along a sandbar which stretches out
into the stream at that point.
They had gone some distance from
shore when suddenly the whole party
disappeared beneath the water, having
in the darkness stepped from the
sandbar into the deep channel.
The children struggled and screamed,
fighting desperately to reach the sand
bar, wheie the water was only a foot
or so depth. Rilej, who is said to
have been a good swimmer, is thought
to have been made helpless by the
girls clinging to him and hampering
his efforts to save them.
The only one in the party to regain
the sandbar was Mary Timiny, eight
ONE DEAD, TEN INJURED.
Trolley Car Struck by a Train at Kan
Kansas City, Aug. 8.Atchison, To
peka and Santa be passenger tram
No. 1 from Chicago crashed into a
trolley car at Fifteenth street, at the
Belt line crossing in the eastern end
ot the city. One person was killed
and ten injured, one seiiously. The
accident was caused by the bars be
ing up. Harry Black, the flagman,
who was hurt slightly, says that he
was sick and unable to bnng the bars
into position. There were fourteen
persons on the car. The engine struck
it square in the center and pushed it
eighty feet off the roadbed, turning
the car over and paitially demolish
J. L. Morris of Pleasant Hill, Mo.,
who was standing beside the track,
was caught in the debris and was so
badly hurt that he died in twenty
minntes. Mis. Minnie Stanberry of
Kansas City was perhaps the most
seriously hurt. She suffered serious
injuiy to her back and probably was
hurt internally. She may recover.
The injuries sustained by the others
consisted in cuts and bruises.
TAGGART VISITS GORMAN.
Democratic Chairman Selecting Na
New York, Aug. 8.Chairman Tag
gart of the Democratjie national eom
tni/ttee called '"dfl SciA&tor Gorman early
in the day and then visited the differ
ent buildings wh'ch are under consid
3ration foi headquarters in this city.
Arrangements are about completed
for the assembling of the Parker noti
fication committee in this city Tues
day and the trip to Esopus Wednes
The Summe Girl at Play
A series of beautiful illustrations
in the August number of the
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and the North Pole.
TEN CENTS PER WEEK
Washington Officals Order the
European Squadron to
Fleet is No at Nice and the
Journey Will Occupy
Only Three Days.
Washington. Aug. 8.The European
squadron has been ordered to Turkish
The orders were cabled to Rear Ad
miral Jewell, commander of the squad
ron, at Nice. His ships a the Olym
pia, Baltimore and Cleveland. The
destination of the fleet is Smyrna.
This place was selected because it af
forded direct cable communication
with Washington and is only" about
300 miles distant from Constantinople.
The trip probably will be made in
three days and when he arrives there
Admiral Jewell will put himself in
communication with Minister Leish
man and also report to Washington.
This action of the officials was taken
as a means of securing recognition of
American rights and settlement of
American claims which have been un
der discussion for some time and
which the sultan has time and again
promised to remedy.
RUST REPORTS EXAGGERATED.
But Few Sections in the Northwest
Minneapolis, Aug. 8.Reports from
the wheat fields of the Northwest show
that the widespread talk of rust is
unfounded to a large extent. While in
some sections the farmers will lose
practically all of their crops there is
little damage outside the immediate
localities where the rust is the worst.
A conservative estimate of the loss
from this source places the shortage
in Minnesota at about 10 per cent, in
South Dakota at from 15 to 20 per cent
and in North Dakota about 5 per cent.
There has been no widening of the
affected area and unless the rust does
spread there will undoubtedly be an
EDUCATED I N UNITED STATES.
One Hundred Young Filipinos to Take
Washington, Aug. 8.The 100 young
Filipinos, Vhosearriysii at St. Louis
has been reported to the bureau of in
sular affairs at the war department,
will be placed in educational institu
tions throughout the United States
with the opening of the school system
this fall and then will go through a
four-year course of study. They will
spend six weeks at the St. Louis fair.
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tJapita! and SuirpIus, $30,000