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VOLUME 2. NUMBEE 101.
MAK E A SORTIE
Russian Port Arthur Fleet Ad
vances to Meet Japs, But
Mikado's Fleet Pursuing Enemy
and a Severe Engagement
Is Looked For.
Chefoo, August 10.The Russian
ships made a sortie early today and
are now being1
pursued by the Japan-
ese squadron. A severe engagement
is ex peeled.
Chefoo, August 10.The Russians,
it is reported, did not encounter the
Japanese IWH. Nevertheless, they re
turned to Port Arthur.
Washington, Aug. 16.The state de
partment has received a dispatch from
Chefoo to the effect that it is reported
there that a general naval battle at
Port Arthur was begun at dawn.
Chefoo, Aug. 16.That a general
land and naval attack was made upon
Port Arthur during the day is indi
cated by information from various
The statement that the naval attack
was made at 4 in the morning comes
from an authoritative but not diplo
Junks which arrived here during
the day say the Japanese recently oc
cupied the Liauti hills and Sushiyen,
which is two or three miles north oL
the fortress. Five warships and seven
torpedo boat destroyers, according i
the junks, returned to Port Arthur on
the night of Aug. 1U.
Berlin, Aug. 16.A dispatch to the
Lokal Anzeiger from Tokio confirms
the report that heavy fighting has oc
curred at Port Arthur during the past
few days. The Japanese captured
three Kussian batteries and sectuel
positions close to the inner fortifica
tions. Both sides lost heavily. i
Japanese have commenced a bombanl
nient from Lang mountain on the liar-
Minnesota State Fair, Aug. 29 to Sep't 3, inclusive.
$00,000 expended this year for New Buildings and Improvements.
Premiums and Purses amount to $50,000.
High Class RacingOver JlOO entries in the trotting and pacing events.
The Amusement Features and Evening Fireworks will be very sensa
tional and of the hig-hest class.
A Wonderful Stock ExhibitThe showing of Shorthorn and Hereford
Cattle will be 2^ational.
Tickets on sale August 27 to September 3,
until September 5.
It's the biggest fair in the country and an education. Don't miss it.
Any N. P. Agent will cheerfully give full information.
A. M. GLELAND, G.P.A.
Mail Orders Promptly Filled.
Two Weeks More!?
Our August Clearance Sale will close the
evening of the 31st. It has been a record
breaker for low prices and will clear
shelves of Summer Goods.
Don't wait until the last day, but buy this
week when we can show a good assortment of
$ Light-weight Clothing, Wash Goods, $
$ Ladies' Suits and Rains Coats,
Ladies' Oxfords, Sewing Machines,
$ Straw Hats and Mackintoshes
$ Fruit Jars,Ladies'andMisses'Skirts
O'Leary & Bowser,
Full Line of Fall Goods Sep't I.
Lor and inner defenses.
REPULSED A AL POINTS.
Japanese Made General Attack on Port
Arthur Aug 10.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 10.The em
peror has received the following dis
patch from Viceroy Alexiefi, dated
"According to a report from Port Ar
thur Aug. 10 the Japanese attacked
Taku and Siaohou mountains in enor
mous force during the night of Aug. 9
and occupied them after fifteen hours'
fighting on the night of Aug. 10. Dur
ing a heavy rain storm the Japanese
attacked our east front, but were re
pulsed at all points. They aiso at
tacked simultaneously our whole front
from Wolf hills to Taku mountain, but
everywhere were driven back. The
fortress has been bombarded from the
east side for four days."
The receipt of the official dispatch
announcing the repulse of an attack
on Port Arthur revived the hopes that
the fortress may prove impregnable.
General Stoessel's dispatch also dis
pelled the ugly rumors current in the
city that the stronghold had fallen.
CRUISER RURIK GOES DOW,,
RUSSIAN VESSEL SUNK IN BAT-
TLE WITH ADMIRAL KAMI-
Tokio, Aug. 16.A dispatch to the
admiralty from the naval establish
ment at Takesiiiki says Admiral Kani
uura met the Vladivostok sqiudro..
twenty miles from Ulsan, Korea, at
o'clock Sunday morning. The halt:
ended at iU: jU a. m. The Kuiik sai
by the stern, her bow standing
perpendicularly. The Japanese r*.^
cued 4f members of the Ruriiv's ci'ov.
The llossia and the Gromoboi caugu
fire several times and were heavu.
Only one of the Japanese ships wu^
hit. Two Japanese were killed anu
seven were wounded.
Tokio, Aug. 16.Vice Admiral Kani
znura encountered the Russian 'Vla.n
vostok squadron at dawn Sunday north
of Tsu island, in the straits oi Koitu.
and attacked the enemy at once. T.i.,-
battle lasted for five boms and resum
ed in a complete Japanese vie ton.
The Russian cruiser Rurik was su....
and the cruisers Rossia and Grornoin*.
fled to the northward after having s..
tained serious damage.
inclusive, good to return
SQUADRON QUITS SMYRNA.
American Vessels No Longer Neces
sary in Turkish Waters.
Washington, Aug. 16 Rear Admiral
Jewell, commanding the American Eu
ropean squadron, has cabled to the
navy department announcing the de
parture of his command, comprising
the Olympia, Baltimore and Cleveland,
from Smyrna for Gibraltar. This ac
tion is taken on the instructions from
Minister Leishman, at Constantinople,
that the squadron's presence is no
longer necessary at Smyrna.
Constantinople, Aug. 16.After con
siderable haggling on the part of the
Turks a satisfactory solution sOf the
American school question has been
This matter, wrhich
is the most im
portant of the American demands, was
settled by extending to American
schools the same treatment, as that
accorded to schools under the protec
tion of other powers.
A settlement of other matters affect
ing American interests in Turkey of
secondary importance has also been
effected and Minister Leishman has
telegraphed to Rear Admiral Jewell,
in command of the United States
squadron at Smyrna, instructing him
to salute the batteries on land and
depart. WHILE CRAZED WITH LIQUOR.
Chicago Man Runs Amuck and Shoots
Chicago, Aug. 16.Two men were
shot Sunday nigtit by William Pfeiffer,
who was running amuck. Pfeiffer was
talking to several men near his home
on West Fourteenth street when he
suddenly drew a revolver and fired a
shot into the ground. He was evi
dently crazed by liquor, and his friends
attempted to take the weapon from
him. Pfeiffer started to run and the
crowd followed. He opened fire and
shot James J. Cunningham in theturned
right arm and in the right knee, both
wounds being serious. Another bul
let struck Leonard Biehler in the right
arm, passed through and lodged in the
abdomen, inflicting a wound that, will
prove fatal. Pfeiffer was arrested by
the police after a hard fight.
TRIES TO KILL HIS WIFE.
Pennsylvania Teamster Has a Nar
row Escape From Lynchers.
Beaver Falls, Pa., Aug. 16.George
Cox, a teamster, went to his wife's
home at Eastvale Sunday, set fire to
the house and cut her throat with a
razor. When the police arrived on
the scene, Cox was tied with a clothes
line. The excited neighbors also had
a rope around his neck, and all that
prevented a lynching was the fire at
the Cox home. This was put out
with some difficulty and some time
was consumed. During the excitement
Cox's twelve-year-old son shot at him
with a shotgun but missed. Mrs.of
Cox is fatally injured.
ONLY ONE PERSON SAVED.
Steamer Penguin Wrecked Off
Coast of Natal.
Durban, Natal, Aug. 16.The coast
ing steamer Penguin has been wrecked
and twenty-five persons who were on
board of her were drowned. The boat
swain is the only survivor.
The Penguin was chartered to
search for "Kruger's millions," alleged
to have been sunk with the steamer
Zululand off this coast three years
ago. Four previous expeditions with
the same object in view have ended
CHINESE BANDITS ACTIVE.
Force of Several Thousand Men Will
Mukden, Aug. 16.The Chinese ban
dit leaders, Kitsushan, Tulisan and
Folingo, each with a thousand follow
ers, are now in the Sinminting district,
moving up the Liao River valley with
the object of attacking the railway.
Each of the bands, which were organ
ized by the Japanese, is accompanied
by a hundred Japanese with mountain
FATAL BASE BALL INJURY.
Patrick O'Reilly Broke His Back in
Sliding to Base.
Sioux City, la Aug. 16.After ter
rible suffering for two weeks from a
broken back sustained while sliding
to second base in a base ball game,
Patrick E. O'Reilly of Akron, la., died
in a hospital here. He was twenty
five years old.
BRITISH SHIP SUNK.
Th/^ Bemidji Pioneer
Col- Torpedo Boat Destrdyer Decoy
lided With Another Boat.
London, Aug. 16.The British tor
pedo boat destroyer Decoy sank off
the Scilly islands as the result of a
collision with another destroyer. The
rew was saved.
Baltic Fleet Ready to Sail.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 16.There is
considerable activity aboard the ships
of the Baltic fleet. A large amount of
sailors' baggage is being taken to the
new battleship Orel. Orders have
been issued that all torpedo boats and
destroyers of the Second division shall
be coaled to full capacity. The boats
are to await further orders in thewashed
small roadstead at Cronstadt.
Policemen Badly Battered.
New York, Aug. 16.Captain Lantry
and four patrolmen engaged in themountains.
beef strike work were badly battered
before they succeeded in subduing and
placing under arrest a man who had
made a fierce attack on several non
union men employed by the Schwarz
child & Sulzberger company.
Martial Law in Paraguay.
Washington, Aug. 16.Consul Ruf
fin cables the state department from
Ascuncion that martial law has been
feclared in Paraguay. The forces of
the revolutionists and the government
have had a fight and considerable dis
Strike Breakers Injured.
Omaha, Aug. 16.A car carrying
strike breakers to the Swift packing
plant at South Omaha was bombarded
at Sheet station and three of the in
mates, names'unknown, were injured,
one being knocked unconscious with a
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 16,'1904.
O SETTL E
Way Paved for the Re-Opening of
Negotiations Between Pack
ers and Strikers.
Committee of Workmen Meets
Employers But the Result
Is Not Known.
Chicago, Aug. 16.What is believed
to he tantamount to a reopening of ne
gotiations for peace, emanating from
the packers, brought a session of the
allied trades conference board to a
The board had been in session sev
eral hours when a messenger arrived
bearing word from the packers. Word
spread that the way had been paved
for the reopening of peace negotia
tions. The news was greeted with en
thusiasm. A committee from the con
ference board was quickly selected
and left, ostensibly to meet the pack
ers. The utmost secrecy governed the
steps that followed the appearance of
the messenger. Adjournment was
taken shortly after. The conferees
were instructed to remain within easy
call to receive a report from the com
mittee that was sent ovit.
It was nearly an hour before the
strikers' committee, headed by Presi
dent Donnelly and Nicolas Gier, re
to union headquarters. The
conference of the allied trades then
reassembled to receive the commit
tee's report. The importance with
which it was regarded was obvious by
the anxiety with which the return of
the committee was awaited. A long
Meat dealers pleaded with Mayor
Harrison during the afternoon to slop
the stock yards strike. Oscar F. Mayer,
George Dttddleston and others of the
committee of" ten appointed Friday
evening for the purpose went into ses
sion with the mayor. Mr. Duddleston,
who supplies meat to five railway com
panies, said he had suffered severely
by the boycott and had been prevented
from making deliveries. i"
Mayor Promises to Assist.
Mayor Harrison told thje meat deal
ers' committee that he ifroald try to
get the packers and strikers together
with a view to ending the strike.
Previous to the meeting of the al
lied trades council President Donnelly
the butcher workmen said:
"I have read the stories that we
secretly met representatives of the
packers within the last two days and
that we intended to hold another meet
ing. The stories are absolutely un
Neither we nor any persons rep
resenting us have seen any represen
tatives of the packers. I have no rea
son to believe the packers have sought
to see us. Any conference that is held
must include all the interests affected
and must be held with representatives
of the allied trades. Any agreement
that might be reached would have to
be ratified by the allied trades. Any
agreement made would have to take
care of all the labor interests in
The packers were just as positive
and their expressions indicated that
they considered general negotiations
fully as useless now as they did a
STRIKE IN EFFECT.
Cleveland Cloakmakers Want More
Pay and the Closed Shop.
Cleveland, Aug. 16.Two thousand
cloakmakers went on strike here dur
ing the day. An increase in wages,
recognition of the union and "closed"
shops are demanded. Owners of a
number of factories were willing to
grant the increase, but declined the
"closed" shop demand. About 10,000
people are employed in the various de
partments, not including hundreds of
contract cloakmakers, who also are
out. At noon a parade was formed
and marched through the downtown
streets. Cleveland, next to New York,
is the largest cloakmaking city in the
country. ON THE ISLAND OF SAMAR.
Inhabitants of Several Districts Or
Manila, Aug. 16.Governor Wright
has issued an executive order direct
ing the concentration of the inhab
itants of the Banos, Cathalogan and
Gandara River districts of the island
of Samar, ordering the island authori
ties to quell the disturbances there
and to suppress the roving bands of
natives, and instructing the authori
ties to provide shelter and food for
the reconcentradoes and to punish all
engaged in the disturbances.
Washouts Delay Traffic.
Kingman, Ariz., Aug. 16.Heavy
rain storms in this county have
out several hundred feet of
Santa Fe track in Truxton canon.
Trains are held up by washouts in
Wallapai valley, where great floods of
water are coming down from the
Much of the Arizona and
Utah railroad track is washed out and
it may be a week before traffic is re
sumed on that line.
Suicides in the Mississippi.
Minneapolis, Aug. 16.Madly insane
because he could not live peaceably
with the woman who was supposed to
be his wife Ed McGuire jumped from
the upper deck of the steamboat Cy
clone into the waters" of the Missis
sippi river and was drowned. Hun
dreds of Maccabees who thronged the
decks of the excursion boat witnessed
Strike Sympathizers Arrested. '~M
Omaha, Aug. 16 Judge Vinson
E-Taler, in the county courts issued a
blanket warrant for- twenty-seven
strike sympathizers, charged with par
ticipating in a riot in the packing
house district Saturday night. Part of
the men have been placed in jail.
ONE DEAD, MANY INJURED.
Fatal Elevator Accident Occurs in
New York City.
New York, Aug. 16.One man was
killed, another so badly hurt that he
will die and sixteen others received
painful injuries in an elevator accident
in the ten-story building at 270 Mercer
street. The accident was caused by
heavy counterweights breaking from
their fastenings and falling from the
top of the shaft onto a freight elevator
on the ground floor, in which were
about a score of people. Most of those
injured received severe scalp wounds,
caused by debris and the breaking of
the roof of the car, which was smashed
to fragments by the immense counter
weights, which weigh more than a ton
The elevator operator and the subeautiful
perintendent of tlje building were ar
BULGE IN WHEAT PRICES.
Startling Stories of Damage to Crops
Chicaeo, Aug. 16.Wheat prices ad
vanced^ ys to 2*4 cents on the board
of trade during the day. The strength
held well until the close. Startling
advices that whole fields of wheat in
Southwestern Ontario had been win
ter killed and information from rail
road sources that in Minnesota and
the Dakotas there had been damage
from rust estimated at 15 to 20 per
cent of the crop caused the bulge.
The early tone was nervous and un
certain, but the market repeatedly
gained strength, the high point being
reached almost at the close.
GRAND ARMY ENCAMPMENT
THIRTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL REUN-
ION AT BOSTON IS LARGELY
Boston, Aug. 16.For the thirty
eighth time since the Civil war the
surviving veterans who fought in the
Union army assembled during the day
in annual encampment. The encamp-
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ment of the veterans, as well as of the
subsidiary organizations, including the
Woman's Relief Corps, the Daughters
of Veterans, the Sons of Veterans and
other organizations, was formally
Massachusetts Sons of Veterans,
stationed at the railroad terminals,
received the incoming delegations and
escorted them to their hotels or head
quarters. The American flag was seen
everywhere and red, white and blue
bunting, the seal and badge of the
order and the words, "Fraternity,
Charity and Loyalty," the motto of the
order, were shown from the fronts of
business houses, hotels, theaters,
newspaper offices and residences from
one end of the city to the other. Not
able in all the display was the city's
greeting to the veterans as spoken by
the flowers in the public garden, where
designs had been made to
reproduce the Stars and Stripes and
the various insignia of the veteran
organizations. REPAIRED IN A FEW HOURS.
Bandits Destroy Portion of Railroad
Liaoyang, Aug. 16.Chinese ba"ndit*3
blew up a portion of the railroad ten
miles south of Liaoyang. The road
was repaired in a few hours.
Twelve Chinese bandits have been
brought to Liaoyang for firing on Rus
sian scouts, during which two dragoons
The weather is cool and the sky
dull, rains falling occasionally. Al
ready there are signs of autumn.
The Russian troops are refreshed by
their long rest, but they aie down
hearted at the absence of news from
Port Arthur and the impossibility of
going to the rescue of the fortress.
Gunbcat Dubuque Launched.
New York, Aug. 16.The United
States gunboat Dubuque was success
fully launched during the day from
the yard of the Gas Engine and Power
company at Morris Heights. She was
christened by Miss Margaret Tread
way, fifteen years old, of Dubuque, la.
New York Strike Spreads.
New York, Aug. 16.Between 600
and 800 men employed by the George
A. Fuller company have joined the
ranks of the striking building trades
workers. The unions affected were
the marble workers, stonecutters and
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Russia Accuses Celestial Empire
of Complicity in the
Punishment of the Chinese Com
modore and Return of
Washington, Aug. 16.Mr. Conger,
the American minister at Peking, has
cabled to the state department as fol
"The Russian minister has sent to
the Chinese government a strong note
charging it with complicity in the Rye
shitelni affair, charging the Chinese
commodore with cowardice or treason,
and demanding a full explanation, the
restoration of the destroyer and se
vere punishment of the commodore.
The Chinese government has demand
ed from the Japanese the restoration
of the destroyer."
St. Petersburg, Aug. 16.The war
office has received a message from
Port Arthur in which General Stoessel,
under date of Aug. 11, reports a suc
cessful repulse of a general assault on
the Russian outer positions during
the night following the departure of
the Russian squadron. He does not
mention a naval engagement or refer
to the return of the warships.
The foreign office has received a
telegram from M. Pavloff, the former
Russian minister at Seoul, Korea, from
Shanghai, reporting the presence there
of Captain Reitzenstein's flagship, the
Askold, and a torpedo boat destroyer,
both severely damaged and in need of
repairs. He does not mention the
other three Russian vessels reported
to be off Shanghai.
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