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W A N
Will Do it.
Begin Bombardment of Remain
ing Outer Positions of
Russian Commander Reports Re
tirement in Face of a
Chefoo, Aug. 10.From a source
hitherto reliable it is said there is
good reasoi^ to believe that the Jap
anese are renewing their attack on
the remaining outer positions at Port
The oflieers of the German cruiser
Fuerst Bismarck, lying at the outer
edge of this harbor, express the opin
ion that the tiring heard during the
night was an encounter between de
tachments ot the belligerent warships,
approximately twenty miles northwest
of Chefoo. From the cruiser's advan
tageous position the flashes preceding
the detonations could be seen. How
ever, three steamers which entered
the harbor during the morning claim
that they did not hear any firing. Two
junks also icached Chefoo during the
day, but they had no information of
JAPS OGGUPY WOLF HiLLS
RUSSIAN COMMANDER A PORT
ARTHUR CONFIRMS NEWS-
St. Petersburg, Aug. 10.The fol
lowing dispatch from Viceroy Alexieff,
dated Aug. 7. has been received by the
"General Stoessel reports as fol
'At 5 in the morning of July 27 the
enemy, having advanced a strong
force, their artillery opened lire alunj,
their whole front, followed by a series
of attacks, one of which, directed
against Yupilaza mountain, was es
'At about in the evening the en
emy were everywhere repulsed with
enormous losses, i remained in tue
advanced positions we have held tor
two days against an army very much
stronger than ours.
'At 4 the evening of July ^0
about five divisions oi Japanese tooii
the offensive against our position on
the Wolf hills. In view of the enor
mous superiority of the enemy's lorces
and the weakness of the position our
troops were ordered to retire to lue
next position without lighting, 'fuo
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Is what we are offering at our
AUGUS CLEARANC E SALE.
Goods that have been bought
for this season's business in
many lines only a small amount
left, but in perfect condition.
Some storekeepers would pack
them away and next spring
bring them out as new goods
that is not our way. We will
take a loss now and show New
Goods next spring.
O'Leary &> Bowser,
InovemehT "w~as euecled Th Compitc
order under the protection of artillery,
which, by accurate lire at short range,
completely stopped the Japanese ad
'Our losses have not yet been as
certained, but they were not great.
The losses of the Japanese were very
considerable. In the engagements of
July 20 and 27 the Japanese had about
7u,00U men and a considerable number
of siege guns.
'The morale of the Russian troops
is excellent and their health good.'"
FIRING OF HEAVY GUNS HEARD.
Report From Big Cannori at Port Ar
thur Audible at Chefoo.
Chefoo, Aug. 10.The firing of heavy
guns at intervals of one minute has
been distinctly heard in the direction
of Port Arthur since 10:30 p. m. Mon
day, the acoustic conditions of the at
mosphere being unusually favorable.
The tiring^, continued to 3:30 o'clock
Tuesday morning. A junk which left
Vort Arthur Aug. reported that theie
had been no hostile movements since
July 28 except exchanges between the
batteries. The Russian battleships
Pobieda, Retvizan, Poltava and Peres
viet fire occasionally, which probably
was what was heard Monday night.
An engineer who is familiar with
Port Arthur states that it will take
the Japanese four weeks to fortify the
captured hills and plant siege guns
which will require strong foundations
in the face of the Russian fire.
STOPPED BRITISH STEAMER.
Russian Cruiser Patrolling Off the
Coast of Spain.
Plymouth, Eng., Aug. 10.The Brit
ish steamer Manora, from Calcutta
June 29 for London, arrived here dur
ing the day and reported that when
twenty-five miles south of Cape Finis*
terre, on the northwest LOU^I of Spain,
she met a large cruiser, with three
tunnels and two masts, hying the Rus
sian naval flag. These were guns
mounted on the cruiser, which evident
ly was one of the former Carman lin
ers recently purchased by Russia. The
cruiser bore down on the Manora and
signalled the latter to hoist her en
ign. When this was done the cruisaa
Injunction Against Strikers.
Sioux City, la., Aug. 10.Judge
Reed, in the federal court, has grant
ed an injunction restraining the strik
ers at the Oudahy packing plant from
interfering in any way with the opera
tion of the plant. About 100 strikers
are restrained individually.
Military Prisoners Escape.
Butte, Mont.. Aug. 10.A Miles City
(Mont.) dispatch says seven soldiers
confined in the guardhouse at Fort
Keogh broke jail and took to the
prairie. A company of cavalry is in
pursuit, but none of the deserters has
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St. Petersburg Receives Dispatch Front
St. Petersburg, Aug. 10--Lieutenant
General Sakharoff telegraphs that
there is no change in the situatiQft
A Russian cavalry detachment hftft
made a successful raid towards NeWj*
chwang, burning a village and alarjjfo
Jug the Japanese outposts. ,^i
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RIGHTS NEUTRAL COMMERCE.
United States and Great Britain in
London, Aug. 10.The Associated
Press learns that absolute accord ex
ists between the. United States and
Great Britain in respect to the rights
of ueutral commerce and when the
declaration of Secretary Play was pub
lished the state department was in
formed that it Avas in entire accord
with the attitude of Great Britain. In
order that Russia might understand
the similarity of the British and Amer
ican views Lord Lansdowne directed
the British ambassador at St. Peters
burg to protest against the Russian
definition of contraband along the
same lines as the declaration trans
mitted through Ambassador McCor
mick. Great Britain would like the
United States to take steps to obtain
an international declaration defining
the rights of neutrals, but it is not
thought at the foreign office here that
Secretary Hay will io so, it being un
derstood there that he/ proposes to re
tain complete liberty ofaetion.
For all practical purposes accord
exists between the two governments.
RUSSIAN PUBLIC ANXIOUS
EAGERLY AWAITING NEWS OF EX-
St. Petersburg, Aug. 10.No fresh
news of fighting or army movements
comes from the front and opinion is
still divided as to the coming battle,
news of the beginning, of which the
public is expecting to hear hourly,
whether it will be a general engage
ment or only another rearguard ac
All the newspapers express great
relief over the reports from Port Ar
thur. The army organ says that al
though General Stoessel's report gives
no details it is evident the Japanese
have suffered a very severe reverse.
The paper also pays a tribute to the
navy's share in the defense of the be
sieged fortress. Reviewing General
Kuropatkin's movements it continues:
"The letieat is in accordance with a
plan laid down for the first period of
the campaign, which is to weaken the
forces of the enemy by contesting
strongly the defensive positions, thus
impeding Japanese progress and com
pelling the enemy to waste large num
bers of men and much war material
on the advance. The result has been
that in three and one-half months the
Japanese have only covered a few
score of versts."
The Russ estimates that the Jap
anese losses thus far as a lesult of
the siege of Port Arthur aggregate
23,000 men and says the mikado's in
jimction not to waste lives must have
REFUGEES REACH CHEFOO.
Bring No Confirmation of Reported
Jap Naval Disaster.
Chefoo, Aug. 10.During the last
twenty-four hours, 200 Chinese and
fifteen Russian refugees have arrived
here from Port Arthur. They almost
all left there on Aug. 3. It has been
impossible to obtain confirmation of
the report of the sinking off Port Ar
thur of a Japanese cruiser, but that
this occurred is not denied, as the ves
sel is said to have sunk in a place
where mines have recently been laid.
Two French newspaper correspond
ents who attempted to reach Port Ar
thur by junk saw the Japanese fleet
on Aug. 6. They heard nothing of the
alleged sinking of a Japanese cruiser.
They counted twenty-four vessels of
the Japanese fleet ranged in a double
semi-circle in front of the harbor.
The refugees report that the Rus
sian cruiser Bayan was struck by a
fragment from one of the mines,
Which the Japanese constantly send in
toward the harbor entrance. The
Bayan bears 218 marks of projectiles
of various sizes.
STARTS O N EUROPEAN TRIP.
Nelson Morris Says Stock Yards Strike
Is as Good as Ended.
Chicago, Aug. 10.Asserting that
the stock yards strike is as good as at
an end Nelson Morris, the packer, ac
companied by Mrs. Morris, started for
New York, where they expect to board
the liner Baltic for Europe to be gone
about, three months.
"Mrs. Morris and I go to Europe
every year about this time," said Mr.
Morris, "spending most of the time at
Carlsbad. I had begun to think we
would have to change our plans this
year, but fortunately the situation
seems to have settled down into tangi
bility and now I can go away feeling
that my affairs are all right so far as
the strike situation is concerned. My
interests will be amply protected by
FOUR MEN DROWNED.
Schooner Ella Francis Sunk in Colli
sion Off Cape Cod.
Rockland, Me., Aug. 10.A dispatch
from Norfolk, Va., states that the
schooner Ella Francis, of Rockland,
was sunk Saturday off Cape Cod
through a collision with the steamer
Nantucket, Boston for Norfolk. Cap
tain Thorndike and three members of
the crew of the schooner were
drowned. One man was saved.
HEAVY LOSS FROM FIR E.
Building at Buffalo, N. Y.f Suffers
Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 10.Fire in the
five-story building at Numbers 251-
257 Main street caused a loss esti
mated at $400,000, and for a time
threatened thfe Academy of Music next
door, where a play was being pro
duced. The people left the playhouse
without serious mishap, although
there was some disorder.
Minneapolis Mills Shut Down.
Minneapolis, Aug. 10.Pending a
more certain outlook as to the flour
demand and the price of cash wheat,
all but five of the Minneapolis flour
mills shut down indefinitely.
VOLUME 2. NUMBEB 96. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 1904.
TEN CENTS PER WEEK
Passes Away After Lingering for
Weeks on the Verge of
Deceased Was for Many Years a
Leader of His Party in
Sweet Springs, Mo., Aug. 10.After
lingering for weeks between life and
death former Senator G. G. Vest
passed peacefully away during "the
day. He had been so near death for
the past three days that tfce end came
without a struggle.
He was conscious until about 2 a. ru.
Sunday morning, when he sank into a
state of coma, from which he never
At the bedside when the end came
was his wife, Dr. Jarvis, the family
physician Senator Vest's son, Alex-
GEORGE GRAHAM VEST.
ander his daughter, Mrs. George P.
B. Jackson, and her husband, and Mrs.
Thompson, a niece of Mrs. Vest.
The remains will be taken to St.
Louis for interment.
George Graham Vest was born at
Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 6, 1830 gradu
ated at Centre college, Kentucky, in
1848 and in the law* department of
Transylvania university^at Lexington,
Ky., in 1853 removed the same year
to Missouri and began the practice of
law in the central part of that state
was a member of the Missouri house
of representatives in 1860-61 was
elected to the United States senate as
a Democrat, in the place of James
Shields, Democrat (who had been
elected to fill the vacancy caused by
the death of Lewis V. Bogy, Demo
crat) took his seat March 18, 1879
was re-elected in 1885, 1890 and 1897.
His term of service expired March 3,
1903. PRICES CONTINUE TO CLIMB.
Wheat Market Affected by Reports of
Chicago, Aug. 10.Wheat prices
fluctuated wildly on the board of trade
during the day, rushing up and down
within a range of over 2% cents. Trad
ing began with an advance which was
a continuation of the sensational buy
ing demonstration of the previous day,
the demand being induced by a more
aggravated series of rust reports from
the Northwest, with the additional in
centive of damaging rains. September
started at $1.01 to $1.02 Monday, clos
ing at 1 cent advance, and jumped to
$1.03. Under heavy profit taking the
market broke to $1.00% and $1.00%,
but later rallied and closed strong at
$1.0174, a net gain of seven-eighths of
a cent for the day.
MEMBERS OF NOTORIOUS GANG.
Three Long Term Convicts Escape
From Michigan Prison.
Jackson, Mich., Aug. 10.John Alli
son, Harry Slater and William Shell
man, long term convicts under sen
tence for bank robbery, escaped from
the state prison here early in the day.
Slater was a trusty employed in the
engineroom. He was responsible for
the escape. The three men were
members of the notorious "Lake Shore
gang" of bank robbers that blew the
safe of the Richland (Mich.) bank in
1899. There has been no trace of
TRAIN ^TURNED OVER.
Passengers of Flyer Have Miraculous
Escape in Indiana.
Plainfield, Ind., Aug. 10.Running at
the rate of sixty miles an hour Van
dalia train No. 20, a through train
from St. Louis with 300 passengers
aboard, struck a broken rail near the
Five cars were turned over and de
stroyed by fire caused by the explo
sion of a gas storage tank. None of
the passengers was killed and only
one, Mrs. E. X. Wigderson of* Antigo,
Wis., was seriously injured.
RETAIL DEALERS AFFECTED.
No Ice for Houses Patronizing Strike
Chicago, Aug. 10. With an army of
more than 300 pickets the Ice Wagon
Drivers and Helpers' union estab
lished a blockade of the retail and
cold storage meat market business ot
Chicago. In front of nearly ever
meat market, cold storage warehouse
and apartment store that handles- meat
one picket or more is on duty to try
to prevent delivery from the stock
yards or elsewhere.
The union determination to extend
the. strike to the cold storage ware
houses came as a distinct surprise' to
the packers and this was accentuated
by the action of the ice car helpers,
who declared an intention not to nan
die ice for any dealer who patronizes
the strike affected packtrs.
Adding to. the complicatiqn came a
declaration from the Business agent of
the Market Wagon Drivers' union that
his men would have nothing to do with
meat which the ice wagon drivers re
fuse to ice.
Vice President Rath of the Packing
house Teamsters' union gave out a
list of dealers to whom he declared
the union ice wagons would, under
union orders, refuse to deliver ice.
The allied trades executive commit
tee has adopted resolutions denounc
ing President Edwara Tilden of Lib
bey, McNeill & Libbey and demanding
his resignation as a member of the
public school board of Chicago.
COLORADO RAILROAD WRECK
LIST OF VICTIMS INDICATES A
LOSS OF A N EVEN ONE
Pueblo, Colo., Aug. 10.The death
list resulting from the wreck of the
World's Fair flyer on the Denver and
Rio Grande road, as compiled from the
best obtainable sources of information,
shows a total of 66 identified dead,
total known missing 28 and unidenti
fied bodies 6, making an even 100
lives lost. This list will more than
likely be added to.
All night long the search for victims
was kept up and an occasional body
was located, but in the darkness work
was necessarily slow. The most
treacherous of streams, the Fountain
river, into which nearly all the dead
bodies were washed, has fallen to
nearly its normal condition and the
work of rescue will he made easier,
although still dangerous from quick
sand. As soon as daylight came on
many men again took up the work
and the number was increased as the
day wore on. Bodies have been re
covered more than ten miles from the
scene of the disaster and rumors that
bodies had been found even farther
distant are heard.
A cast of deep gloom has settled
down on this city as a result of the
disaster. Many business houses are
closed out of respect for the dead and
more than forty private homes are
darkened and in mourning. The
wreck victims will probably not be the
only ones or the most to be pitied, as
already cases of total loss of mind as
a result of the shock when told of loss
of loved ones are reported.
ALLEGE SCALES ARE WRONG.
Eight Hundred Miners Quit Work for
Scrantou, Pa., Aug. 30.Eight hun
dred miners employed at the Old
Forge colliery of the Erie company
went on strike during the day. The
strikers claim that the scales with
which the mine cars are weighed are
incorrect and that they are deprived
of the credit for half a ton of coal for
each car. The miners asked that an
expert make an examination of the
scales. The company, they claim,
agreed to this, but before the inspec
tion was finished the company coun
termanded the order.
No Charge for the Little Bank
It is loaned to you Free.
The first dollar you deposit is
heJd 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.
FILIPINOS SEE PRESIDENT.
Party of Moros and Igorrotes Call at
Washington, Aug. 10.Picturesque-
ly, but quite adequately garbed, a
party of eight Moro and Igorrote
chiefs, constituting .a part of the Phil
ippine exhibit at the St. Louis exposi
tion, paid their respects to President
Roosevelt at the Wrhit
exchanges between the chiefs and the
president were informal, but happy in
their tone. Through Antero, a bright
fifteen-year-old Igorrote boy, who act
ed as interpreter, the Moro dattos and
the Igorrote chiefs expressed their
pleasure at being received by the pres
ident and told him he might depend
upon their loyalty to the American
government. TO STUDY AMERICAN SYSTEM.
German Minister and Several Engi
neers Sail for United States.
Berlin,. Aug. 10.Herr Schu'ltz, un
der secretary of state in the ministry
of public works, with three govern
ment engineers, have sailed for New
York from Bremen on the North Ger
man Lloyd steamer Kron Prinz Wil
and citie with the
I object of studying municipal and other
engineering and building problems.
The party will make a thorough study
i of New York's underground railway.
JEALOUSY THE CAUSE.
St. Louis Negro Shoots Wife, Brother
in-Law and Himself.
St. Louis, Aug. 10.John P. John
ton, a negro living at Kinloch Park, a
suburb, shot, his wife twice, wounding
her severely shot and killed his
brother-in-law and then, with the same
revolver, ended his own life. Jealousy
is said to have prompted the crime.
Johnson killed his brother-in-law be
cause he tried to protect his sister.
WISCONSIN FACTIONAL FIGHT
STALWARTS AUTHORIZED O BE-
GIN SUIT BY STATE SU-
Madison, Wis., Aug. 10.The Wis
consin supreme court during the day
I issued an order giving the stalwart
faction of the Republican party of the
state authority to bring suit against
Secretary of St*ite Houser to restrain
him from placing the nominees of the
La Frillette state ticket on the official
ballot under the regular party desig
nation of Republican and compelling
him to place the stalwart nominees
on the ballot under the designation of
The court granted the request with
out leaving the bench. The defendant
is given twenty days in which to an
swer and the case will come up for
argument Sept. 6. The La Follette
faction will contest the action.
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MO RE NEWS
than any other news
paper between Duluth
and Crookston. St- Paul
and the North Pole.
American Minister Will Quit Con
staninople if Negotia
Secretary Hay Tells Why He Re
quested Warships for the
Washington, Aug. 10. Secretary
Hay occupied considerable time at the
cabinet meeting in a presentation of
the latest phases of the Turkish situa
tion. He recounted the details of his
interview with Chekib Bey, the Turk
ish minister, at which the secretary
forcibly stated the attitude of the
American government. He explained
also the reasons which had actuated
him in requesting that the American
European squadron should be sent to
Smyrna, the most convenient port to
Constantinople. It is not deemed wise
by the secretary that the reasons for
this action should be disclosed entire
ly at this time. Fresh negotiations
with the porte have been instituted
and, in the event of their failure, it
may be that Minister Leishman may
leave his post and go aboard the
American flagship, thus creating a sit
uation of some seriousness.
PiCK JOHNSON FOR GOVERNOR.
Minnesota Democratic Leaders Hold
St. Paul, Aug. 10.Twenty or more
prominent Democratic leaders of Min
nesota held what was intended to be
a secret meeting in St. Paul and de
cided upon John A. Johnson of St.
Peter as a candidate for governor. At
the same meeting Congressman John
Lind was endorsed as a candidate for
the supreme bench.
A number of candidates were dis
cussed, among them Judge Pond, F. G.
Winston and W. H. Harries. Captain
Harries, however, declined to be con
sidered and is the man who suggest
ed the candidacy of Mr. Johnson of St.
Peter. After the meeting Captain
Harries admitted that Mr. Johnson
had been agreed upon.
LUNATIC KILLS FOUR.
Man Acquitted on Insanity Charge'
Wipes Out Family.
Galveston, Tex., Aug. 10.After be
ing acquitted of the charge of lunacy
Q. T. McCain of Rockwall killed his
wife, two children and himself. One
child saw his father coming with an
open knife and warned his mother,
who ran, but was caught and stabbed.
The children begged fo mercy, but
both were shot
Bemidji, Nino. I
Capital and Surplus, $30,000
C. W. Hastings, Pres. S&-
P. P. Sheldon, Vice-Pres.
A. P. White, Cashier.,,