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VOLUME 2. NUMBEE 98.
MAKE S A
Russian Squadron at Port Arthur
Attemps to Escape From
Ships are Badly Separated as a
Result of Wednesday's
London, August Associated
Press dispatches today indicate that
the Russiau PoH Arthur fleet was
badly damaged by the fijrht of Wed
nesday. The battleship Czarevitch
was hadly damaged and the cruiser
Novik and a torpedo boat have
reached the German port of Kiauchau.
One torpedo boat is at Shanghai and
another at Chefoo. Five battleships,
a cruiser and several torpedo boats
seem to have regained Port Arthur.
HEI TO THRONE
St. Petersburg, August 12.A son
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Some storekeepers would pack
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Toldo, Aug. 12.Evidently driven
to sea by the fire of the Japanese bat
teries the Russian fleet emerged from
Port. Arthur Wednesday morning. Ad
miral Togo immediately closed in and i
opened a severe engagement, which
lasted until nightfall. Afterwards the
destroyers and torpedo fleet delivered i
a se'ries of attacks. The Japanese
fleet withdrew during the night. A
guardship stationed off the harbor re
ported that she saw at dawn Thurs
day the battleships Retvizan and Po
bieda steaming toward the harbor of
Port Arthur. i
Admiral Togo has not yet reported
the results of the engagement. It is
thought here that the Russians at
tempted to escape seaward from a
base which is no longer tenable, but i
that they again refused to attempt to
force Admiral Togo's line. Details
are expected hourly.
London, Aug. 12.The afternoon
papers here, while admitting that the
result of the engagement off Port Ar
thur is not clear, generally interpret
the conflicting reports from Tokio and
Chefoo as meaning that the bulk of
the Russian squadron at Port Arthur
made a sortie in the hope of escaping,
but that only the torpedo boat de
stroyer Ryeshitelni, which reached
Chefoo, succeeded in getting away
and that the Ryeshitelni believed, as
indicated by the statement of her cap
tain, that the rest of the .squadron
would he equally successful.
VICTORY FOR BRYAN.
Succeeds in Carrying Out Fusion Plan
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 1.2.After a ses
sion lasting all night the Democrats
and Populists completed their state
ticket here during the day. The divi
sion of offices gives the Populists five
and the Democrats three. The com
pleted ticket is as follows::
Governor, George W. Berge, Popu
list, Lincoln lieutenant governor, Dr.
A. Townsend, Democrat, Franklin
county secretary of state, R. E. Watz
ke, Demociat, Richardson county
treasurer, John M. Osborn, Populist,
Pawnee county auditor, J. S. Canada,
Populist, Kearney county attorney
general, Edward Whalen, Democrat,
Holt county land commissioner, A. A.
Worsley, Populist, Boyd county su
perintendent of public instruction, Al
bert Softley. Populist, Perkins county.
The completion of fusion is another
great victory for William J. Bryan,
as such action was opposed by Thomas
E. Watson, candidate for president,
and by a large number of-delegates
in the Populist convention.
Thomas H. Tibbies, candidate foi
vice president on the Populist ticket,
heads the bolt, against the fusion
agreement entered into by the Demo
crats and Populists and attended a
bolters' convention held for the pur
pose of repudiating the action of the
two conventions on fusion. Nearly
one hundred delegates, representing
twenty-seven counties, were present
and a committee was appointed to take
steps toward organizing clubs along
the lines of the old Grange, reviving
the People's party and working against
the fusion ticket in Nebraska. The
old secret oath plan of the Grange will
be used and as soon as the club move
ment is started Mr. Tibbies and oth
ers will issue a call for a straight
Populist convention to nominate a
AN INTERNATIONAL OUTRAGE
PREMIER BALFOUR SO CHARAC-
TERIZES THE SINKING OF
London, Aug. 12.In the house of
commons Premier Balfour, speaking
on the same lines as Lord Lansdowne
in the house of lords, said he was per
fectly confident that no neutral ship
would again be sunk by the Russians.
He fully ar'eed in the statement that
such a sinidng was an international
outrage an 1 the government had ex
pressed to Russia in the clearest way
possible that view with the above re
London, Aug. 12.The Associated
Press learns that Great Britain is dis
tinctly dissatisfied with Russia's atti
tude in the case of the British steamer
Knight Commander, sunk by the Vlad
ivostok squadron, and continues to
press the Russian government to make
substantial modifications of the list of
articles regarded as contraband. Count
Benckendorft, the Russian ambassa
dor to Great Britain, called at the for
eign office Wednesday and conferred
for an hour with Foreign Secretary
Lansdowne, the latter bringing up the
question ot the changes which should
be made in the Russian regulations in
order to make them acceptable to the
commercial nations, besides pointing
out the inadvisability in declaring
food, fuel end clothing contraband un
der all circumstances. Lord Lans
downe dwe't on the sweeping charac
ter of Russia's proclamation, some of
the provisions of which, after specify
ing various goods as contraband,
closed with the word "etcetera,"
which Lord Lansdowne pointed out
can include anything and everything
the Russian authorities desire. As this
is a serious restriction on neutral ship
ping Lord Lansdowne insisted that
the regulations should not contain
generalities of that kind. In reply
Lord Lansdowne was assured tha\
Russia had no desire to unnecessarily
hamper neutral shipping.
STRIKE DECLARED OFF.
New York Garment Workers Resume
New YoTk, Aug. 12.The strike of
the United Garment Workers against
the open shop, which began about two
months ago, has been declared off. It
is claimed by the employers that the
ranks of the strikers had dwindled
from 32,000 to 5,000. The strikers hav
made individual agreements with the
employers, but all on an open shop
basis, though in many cases all the
men taken back will remain union
It is estimated that the strikers lost
between $1,500,000 and $2,000,000.
Kansas Ci*y Man Under Arrest at
Scuth Haven, Mich.
South Haven, Mich., Aug. 12.J. E.
Reinger, f"- merly president and treas
urer of the Reinger Lumber company
of Kansas City, Mo., has been arrest
ed here on a warrant charging him
with the embezzlement of $43,200 from
the lumber company.
The arrest was made by Chief Mc
Gregor of the local police and a Kan
sas City detective.
Reinger refused to go to Kansas
City without extradition papers and is
in jail here awaiting the result of ap
plication for the necessary papers.
TRAMP BURNED IN STABLE.
One Life and $40,000 in Property Lost
in Livery Barn Fire.
Clinton, la., Aug. 12.Champlins
Bros.' livery barn, with all contents
except horses, burned during the night.
It was built four years ago at a cost
of $30,000. The loss is probably $40,-
000. A tramp sleeping in the hay is
supposed to have perished.
State of Siege in Paraguay.
Paris, Aug. 12.The foreign office
here confirms the report from Buenos
Ayres that a state of siege has been
proclaimed in the republic of Para
guay owing to fear of a revolutionary
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 1904.
Japanese Making A Wide De
Tour O Liao Valley To
General Iku's Entire Army
Anshanshan, Half Way Between
Haicheng and Liaoyang, Aug. 12.A
reconnaissance in force Aug. 7 proved
that the Japanese are making a wide
detour of the Liao valley towards
Mukden. Th'p Thirty-fifth regiment of
sharpshooters, with two guns, partici
pated in the reconnaissance, which was
directed against the west flank of the
Japanese position near Anshanshan.
The moyement revealed the presence
of only one Japanese brigade, with
ten guns, lately landed at the port of
Newchwang. The brigade is formed
of raw recruits, almost boys. The
whole Japanese force south of An
shanshan is not more than a division,
with a brigade of artillery. The re
mainder of General Oku's army is evi
dently participating in the flanking
L\aoyang, Aug. 12.While no fight
ing has occurred on the eastern front
a remarkable heavy movement of Jap
anese northward has been reported.
The Japanese seem to be trying a
turning movement on Yantai or Muk
Belated advices from Anshanshan
say the Japanese opposite General
Mistchenko's forces withdrew east
ward and when the dispatch was filed
were moving up on the other side of
the mountain range, two divisions
strong, toward Taitse river, which tLe
Japanese were reported to be bridg
ing at Benitzu, twenty-eight miles
northeast of Liaoyang.
The Chinese bandits are becoming
exceedingly bold. They attacked a
party of Russian scouts from a joss
house near the Yantai mines and a
hundred of them fell upon the military
telegraph station, but were driven off.
The daring of the bandits is attributed
to the proximity of the Japanese.
Viceroy Yuaushikai is reported to be
moving north. *aith bis army, but he
has not yet made a hostile move. _-^
EXPECTED AT VLADIVOSTOK.
Preparations Completed for Reception
of Port Arthur Fleet.
Vladivostok, Aug. 12.Preparations
are being completed here for the re
ception and protection of the Port.
Arthur squadron. The departure of
the squadron from Port Arthur is gen
erally interpreted to indicate that the
siege of the fortress is entering on its
final stage, as the programme has
repeatedly been announced by the As
sociated Press for the squadron to
leave as soon as the situation at Port
Arthur became desperate. The pres
ervation of the squadron is considered
to be vital to Russia's future plans
and, while it is acknowledged that its
departure will greatly weaken the de
fensive power of the garrison, without
the capture of the squadron the fall
of the fortress would be robbed of
much of its strategic importance. The
smaller ships probably were left be
hind on account of their slow speed
and inadequate fighting power, while
the torpedo boat destroyers would
constitute 1 constant menace to the
Japanese fleet outside.
Definite news of the result of the
reported battle outside Port Arthur is
awaited here with feverish anxiety.
Even if the squadron succeeded in get
ting through the Japanese ships it is
realized that it runs a desperate risk
in trying to reach Vladivostok, as Ad
miral Togo's fleet is larger, of superior
strength and faster than the Russian
squadron. Besides the straits of Ko
rea are understood to be mined and
the squadron probably will be com
pelled to take the longer route around
It is believed that the purpose of the
Russian torpedo boat destroyer Rye
shitelni in going to Chefoo was to
notify Admiral Skrydloff of the sortie
of the Port Arthur squadron in order
that he may dispatch the Vladivostok
squadron to meet the squadron from
WILL REMAIN AT CHEFOO.
Russian Torpedo Boat Destroyer to
Washington, Aug. 12.Advices have
been received here that a Russian tor
pedo boat destroyer, which put into
Chefoo, has made a request of the
Chinese admiral that it be permitted
to disarm and remain and that the
request is under consideration.
The new? is taken here as an indi
cation that the Russian fleet has de
cided permanently to abandon Port
Arthur, for otherwise the torpedo boat
could have obtained a supply of coal
at Chefoo sufficient to have returned
her to that fortress. The boat, it is
believed, is destined for no further
service during the present war, for
that would be the only condition u*1
der-' which the Chinese government
could allow her to takefchelter at Che
foo. Another small Russian gunboat
is laid up at a Chinese port under sim
-^ENGINES BROKE DOWN.
Russian Torpedo Boat Destroyer Seeks
Safety at Chefoo.
Chefoo, Aug. 12.Captain Shesta
kovsky of the Russian torpedo boat
destroyer Ryeshitelni, which emerged
from Port Arthur with the fleet
Wednesday morning and which ar
rived here early Thursday morning,
states that his engines broke down
when he was midway between Chefoo
and Port Arthur. He proceeded at a
Bpeed of twelve knots to this port.
He says he-saw no Japanese vessels.
He confirms previous statements
tb3t the large Russian warships had
left Port Arthur, but refused to say
directly that the fleet had gone on an
extended cruise, but left the inference,
in the course of a long interview, that
the warships expect to join the Vladi
vostok squadron, which he said had
been recruited by the purchase of ships
from the Argentine Republic. Captain
Shestakovsky said fjSrther that the
Russian torpedo boats, gunboats and
small craft generally remained at Port
Arthur. Some came .out to perform
their usual duties in tne vicinity, but
they did not follow the big ships.
Captain Shestakovsky said that the
recent firing heard at QJiefoo evident
ly came from Port Arthur, wher\the
Japanese continue to attack daily'with
scarcely less energy than they mani
fested during the severe three dayr'
fighting the latter part of July. The
Japanese line, he said, now extends
from the north shore of Louisa bay to
a point immediately east of Taiche
bay, about seven miles east of Port
Arthur. The Japanese are, he alleged,
wasting lives with reckless courage.
Their positions are frequently lost,
retaken, then lost and retaken again.
Liaoyang, Aug. 13,A refugee from
Port Arthur, who has just arrived at
Liaoyang, says the defenders of the
fortress remain all day at their posts
in spite of the dreadful heat, the wo
men heroically carrying water to the
parched soldiers, although not a sin
gle space within the perimeter of the
fortress is free from bullets and burst
ing shells. Sometimes the whole fort
ress seemed enveloped in smoke from
the countless shell explosions.
There was a memorable sight from
the Wolf hills when the Japanese at
tacked the Russian positions there
July 25. Five Japanese divisions
moved across the plain to the assault,
under cover of their guns. The onset
was so desperate that it almost verged
on frenzy. It was said at Port Ar
thur that Field Marshal Oyama com
manded the Japanese forces in person
and several princes of the blood and
veteran generals led on the attacking
forces, giving examples of courage
and resource previously unequaled.
The Japanese artillery received a
fresh supplv of ammunition the pre
vious evening and never before was
there such a terrific hail of projectiles,
but the efforts of the Japanese were
unavailing against the determined
stand of the Russians, who proved
themselves worthy sons of the de
fenders of Sebastopol, and the attack
was repulsed with enormous losses.
The refugee gives the Russian losses
at 1,500 and those of the Japanese at
MAY TURN RUSSIAN FLANK.
Japanese Would Thus Avoid Battle at
-T-v-. Liaoyang. ^-.'-v--
Mukdn, .ArHg.1.There- is -xmrch.
speculation as to whether the Japan
ese intend to attempt to turn General
Kuropatkin's flank between here and
Liaoyang or north of-Mukden. The
Russians appear well satisfied with the
situation. Officers and men anticipate
a big battle around Liaoyang, but the
fear is expressed that the Japanese,
instead of joining issue there, will
seek to turn the Russian position
above Mukden and cut the railroad.
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STILL TALKS OF FIGHT.
President of Butchers' Union Does Not
Chicago, Aug. 12.President Mich
ael Donnelly of the Butchers* union
during the day said he had little faith
in the retailers' peace negotiations to
settle the packinghouse strike.
"It looks to me as though this is
only the beginning of the fight," he
said. "I will not stand now for the
first agreement. The matter is now
beyond me. The allied trades confer
ence board will have to approve of any
terms offered. I do not think the
packers will agree to terms that I
would insist upon now and, of course,
the strike cannot be settled unless
terms are satisfactory to all the un
ions in the allied trades."
Ethelbert Stewart, representing the
United States department of commerce
and labor, visited President Donnelly
during the day and had a conference
with the strike leader. Mr. Stewart
has been in the city several days study
ing the strike situation in conjunction
with United States Special Agent T.
DUE TO GOVERNMENT REPORT.
Price of Wheat Continues Its Upward
Chicago, Aug. 12.Wheat made a
big upward flight during the day, soar
ing 4% to 4% cents above the lowest
figures of the day. The closing price
showed a net gain of 2% cents a
bushel as compared with the previous
day's final figures. The government,
crop report, indicating a decrease of
50,000,000 bushels from the estimate
made a month ago, was apparently
looked upon as shattering any hopes
that the gloomy outlook for the wheat
crop in the 'Torthwest was overdrawn.
The statistics for the report having
been gathered prior to the appearance
of the deadly black rust, which has
been the bugaboo for the past week,
were seemingly less unfavorable than
the present situation would warrant.
The excitement and buying furor of
past days returned with added impetus
and even at the top prices compara
tively little wheat came out.
NIXON AT ST. PETERSBURG.
American Shipbuilder Confers With
St. Petersburg, Aug. 12.The Asso
ciated Press learns that Lewis Nixon
of New York, who has been in St.
Petersburg for several days, came
here at the request of the Russian ad
miralty and that negotiations are pro
gressing between the admiralty and
Mr. Nixon,, but whether for the sale
of ships, nSachinery or what is not as
BARKER COMING HOME.
Battleship. Sauadrojj will Not Be Sent
to Turkish Waters.
Gibraltar, Aug. 12.Rear Admiral
Barker's battleship squadron will sail
for Fayal, Azore islands, Aug. 13 and
thence for home.
A farewell dinner at Government
House to Admiral BarMK and his staff
concluded a series of entertainments
given by the admiral to British offi
cials and by the latter to the Ameri
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Chicago Retail Neat Dealers
Trying ToArrange Joint
Packers Listen To Argument
Offered Bat Have Made
No Reply Yet.
Chicago, Aug. 12.With a view to
bringing about a peace conference be
tween the opposing forces in the strike
C. W. Foster, a member of the commit
tee appointed by the Retail Butchers
and Grocers' association, met Louis F.
Swift of the packing firm of Swift &
Co. With the aid of Mr. Swift Mr.
Foster hoped to be able to induce all
the packers to consent to another con
ference with the labor leaders.
Immediately following the visit of
C. W. Foster to the yards representa
tives of the packers went into confer
ence. There were present J. Ogden
Armour, T. J. Connors, J. P. Lyman,
Samuel McLean, Edward Morris, Ira
N. Morris, Thomas Wilson and Ed
The conference, it was said, framed
an answer to give the retail meat deal
Building Commissioner Williams in
spected the Schwarzchild & Sulzberger
plant at the stock yards during the
day and found that 460 of the firm's
nonunion workmen were housed on
three floors of the cooling building
and that there was no ventilation ex
cept two small doors. There is not a
window in the structure. Mr. Will
iams ordered every cot taken out of
At the Dissel plant of the American
Can company it was declared that the
management had agreed not to fur
nish any cans to the packers. By this
means the calling of a strike at the
plant will be averted.^ Should a strike
of the Can Workers' union be called
it would affect the can workers in the
three plants of the American Can com
THE REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN.
Forrifely *lt Opened In Vermont
BuriShgton, Vt., Aug. 12.The Re
,pubHlc3k campaign was formally open-
ed?%n*Vermont Wednesday with an
opeft^lr rally in City Hall park with
Speaker Joseph G. Cannon of the na
tional housS of representatives as the
Congressman Ldttlefield of Maine
and Senators Proctor and Dillingham
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C. W. Hastings, Pres.
P. P. Shefdon, Vice-Pres?'*'"'
A. P. White, Cashier.