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VOLUME 2. NUMBER 115.
ELEVEN MEET DEATH
REGULAR AND SPECIAL PASSEN-
GER TRAINS COLLIDE ON
GRAND TRUNK ROAD.
BOTH ENGINES SMASHED TO PIECES
IN ADDITION TO THOSE KILLED
ABOUT FIFTY PERSONS ARE
Richmond, Que., Sept. 1.The worst
railway accident that has taken place
!n this province since the Claire road
disaster in 1885 occurred here during
the day when the regular No. 5 Grand
Trunk train from Island Pond, Vt.,
collided with the special fair train
from Montreal to Sherbrooke. Nine
persons were killed outright, l?vvo of
the injured died later of their hurts
and about fifty others were injured,
twenty-five of them seriously. Many
of the dead are so badly mangled that
they are unrecognizable. The identi
fied dead are: J. B. Blanchet, M. P.,
St. Hyacinthe, Que. Charles Sinard,
St. Hyacinthe, Que., T. H. Hackett,
route agent Canadian Express com
pany William Mountain, Windsor
The fair train was packed with peo
ple. There was a terrific crash and the
first two passenger cars in each train
telescoped the baggage cars, while
both engines were smashed to, pieces.
The cause of the disaster is unknown.
Within five minutes .there were many
willing helpers on the spot and the
rescue was commenced. Physicians
were telephoned for from all over the
surrounding country and a special
train was immediately sent from Sher
brooke with half a dozen doctors and
nurses to aid them.
Ex-Governor Peck Will Be the Guber
Oshkosh, Wis., Sept. 1.The state
Democratic convention was called to
order at noon at the Grand Opera
House. A full state ticket is to be
nominated. Martin Lueek of Juneau
was chosen temporary chairman and
F. E. Worden of this city temporary
secretary. H. J. Killilea of Milwaukee
is slated for permanent chairman. The
nomination of ex-Governor Peck of
Milwaukee for governor is conceded.
It will probably be done in the evening
or the following morning by acclama
tion. There are several candidates
for every other office. There is a con
test for the position of chairman of
the state ceni.ral committee, the in
cumbent, A. f\ Warden of Waukesha,
being opposed by a faction which is
putting forth J. E. Jones of Portage.
The convention is expected to make
a recommendation with reference to
the United States senatorship and the
gentlemen who are looking for that fa
vor are former Senator William
Vilas, Congressman C. H. Weisse,
Mayor Rose of Milwaukee, Neal Brown
of Wausau and T. E. Ryan of Wau
kesha. The platform will denounce
the extravagance of the present Re
publican administration and declare
for primary election reform.
FROM THE CAR PLATFORM.
Senator Fairbanks Addresses an Im
Jamesport, Mo., Sept. 1.Senator
Fairbanks, the Republican vice presi
dential candidate, arrived here on his
way to Marion, Kan., during the day.
He came in on a special train over the
Rock Island road and was heartily
greeted along the route. At Trenton,
the county seat of Grundy county,
there was an impromptu meeting and
the senator made his first rear plat
form speech in this campaign. When
the train pulled 'into the station a
large assemblage of people was found
gathered on and about the platform
and there were loud calls for the sen
ator. He responded promptly, saying
that he had nowhere seen greater in
terest manifested in the campaign
than at that point. The speech was
received with applause and at its con
clusion many of those present came
forward to shake hands.
COMPLETES STATE TICKET.
Minnesota Democratic Convention Con
cludes Its Labors.
Minneapolis, Sept. 1.The ticket
nominated by the Democratic state
convention is as follows:
Governor, John A. Johnson, St. Pe
ter lieutenant governor, Fendal G.
Winston, Minneapolis secretary of
state, John F. King, Red Lake Falls
attorney general, Thomas J. McDer
mott, St. Paul state treasurer, B*/ron
J. Mosier, Stillwater justices of the
supreme court, Calvin L. Brown, Mor
ris John A. Lovely, Albert Lea, and
Judge C. E. Otis, St. Paul, for the term
beginning Jan. 1, 1906, and John Land,
Minneapolis, for the term beginning
Jan. 1, 1905: railroad and warehouse
commissioners, H. E. Hoard, Monte
video, and W. F. Kelso, Hallock.
Giant Blacksmith Suicides.
New York, Sept. 1.Albert Sachs, a
giant German blacksmith whose al
leged cruelty had driven two of his
wives to death by carbolic acid, took
his own life in a similar manner while
in a drunken frenzy during the day
after his third wife, who had left him,
refused to return.
Dies at His Mother's Grave.
Janesville, Wis., Sept. 1.Edwin C.
Johnson, formerly proprietor of Myers
hotel here and at one time wealthy,
committed suicide at the grave of his
toother in Johnstown cemetery during
ihe night. He had recently lost all he
iwned in a hotel failure.
Wrangle Over Organization.
Springfield, 111., Sept. 1.The state
convention of the Populist party,
which met here during the day, spent
the entire early session in a wrangle
over the temporary organzation and
took a recess without accomplishing
Liaoyang, Sept. 1.-The battle was
resumed at dawn in the southwest.
There was desultory firing all night.
The last attack of the Japanese
CAPTURES TWO BATTALIONS
GENERAL SAMSONOFF REPORTED
TO HAVE TAKEN MANY
St. Petersburg, Sept. 1.A dispatch
from Mukden says it is reported there
that General Samsonoff has captured
two Japanese battalions.
The telegraph department declares
that communication with Liaoyang is
VICTORY FOR KUROPATKIN
RUSSIAN OPINION OF FIRST AT-
TACK BY JAP ARMIES ON
St. Petersburg, Sept. 1.Success
crowned the Russian arms the first
day of the great battle of Liaoyang
and the utmost confidence prevails
here that the issue of the fight will
be a complete victory for General Ku
ropatkin. From dawn until dark Tues
day the battle raged, first in the cen
ter and left and then oh the right of
the Russian line. The Japanese
charged gallantly and desperately in
an effort to break the center, and then
in the afternoon came a movement
against the opposite flank. This attack
was delivered from the west, but Gen
erla Kuropatkin had evidently' antic
ipated just what happened, for he not
only met and repulsed it but actually
was able by superior force to overlap
and envelop the Japanese.
No attempt was made by Lieutenant
General Sakharoff in his report to es
timate the Japanese losses, except to
say that they were extremely heavy,
and the Russian losses were only ap
proximated at 3,000. No Russian gen
eral officers fell.
One of the striking features of the
battle was the splendid work of the
Russian artillery, in which arm the
Japanese heretofore have excelled.
One of the Associated Press Russian
correspondents says that a report was
current at Liaoyang that forty-six Jap
anese guns were captured during the
There is great rejoicing in St. Pe
tersburg over the news on the bulletin
boards. The dispatches posted there
are surrounded by eager crowds. The
officials of the war office are in high
spirits. The Japanese, who have been
continuously advancing for a week,
are now said to be utterly exhausted
after Tuesday's hard and unsuccessful
fighting and no doubt exists here that
if the opportunity offers General Ku
ropatkin will not fail to follow up the
advantage he has achieved.
TERRIFIC ARTILLERY FIRE.
Roar of Guns Causes Liaoyang Hills
St. Petersburg, Sept. 1.A dispatch
to the Official Messenger from Liao
yang under date of Aug. 30 says:
"AH around Liaoyang the hills are
trembling today from the artillery fire,
which has not ceased for a moment.
Liaoyang has become the center of a
terrific, sanguinary engagement, but
we are prepared for it. Hospital trains
are in readiness and other trains are
bringing in reserves, stores and for
age, together with artillery and rifle
LIAOYANG WILD WITH JOY.
Reported That the Russians Captured
Battle at Lioayang Continued Until
Twelve Last Night With Fright
General Kuropatkin Gave Orders to Fall
Back, But Japanese Outflanked
Tokio, Sept. 1.The Russian risfht and center defending Liaoyang on the
south are retreating this afternoon. The Japanese are pursuing.
St. Petersburg, Sept 1.The battle at Liaoyang last night continued un-
til midnight with frightful slaughter. The Japanese succeeded in getting a
column across the Taitse rive- northeast of Liaoyang, turning the Russian
left (lank. Kuropatkin gave orders to fall back but owing to the pressure f
the Japanese the movement \va not executed.
made at 7 p. m. on the
The battle is still in progress, but
the strength of the cannonade does
not equal that of Tuesday.
The Japanese are getting around the
Russian left flank.
Over 500,000 men and 1,300 guns a
engaged on both sides. Practically
the whole Russian force is on the fir
One regiment which has just arrird
from Russia went into action with its
"7pt 1.The town has
ibeen filled with" joy owing to a report
that the Russians took forty-six can
The Japanese assault on the Russian
center was- desperate in the extreme.
The Japanese losses were very great.
The attack was sustained mainly by
the Eighth Siberian regiment
TO MODIFY MANIFESTO.
Russian Officials Discuss Question of
Contraband of War.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 1.A meeting
was held at the foreign office during
the day at which representatives of
the marine and finance ministries were
present to discuss the question of con
ditional contraband of war in relation
to food stuffs, etc., as set forth in the
Russian declaration on the subject.
No decision was reached, but the for
eign office strongly favors a construc
tion in the direction of meeting the
views of the United States and Great
Britain and there is good reason to
believe that the foreign office's views
will prevail eventually.
NO CHANGE IN PLANS.
Baltic Squadron Will Soon Sail for the
St. Petersburg, Sept. 1.The Asso
ciated Press is enabled to state au
thoritatively that there has been no
change of plans regarding the Baltic
squadron on account of the result of
the sea fight off Port Arthur Aug. 10.
The maneuvering and firing trials of
the ships have been completely suc
cessful and the squadron has now re
turned to Cronstadt to await the fin
ishing touches on the battleship Orel
and the cruisers Oleg, Izutfhmd and
Czar Returns to Peterhof.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 1.The em
peror returned to Peterhof during the
morning from the Don districts, where
he reviewed the Cossack troops bound
for the Far East.
NUMBER THREE THOUSAND
ESTIMATE OF RUSSIAN CASUAL-
TIES IN ONE DAY'S BATTLE
St. Petersburg, Sept. 1.Lieutenant
General Sakharoff, telegraphing to the
general staff on the conclusion of Tues
day's sixteen hours of fighting around
Liaoyang, estimates that the Russian
casualties throughout the day were
The battle ended at 9 o'clock Tues
day night, when many positions occu
pied by the Japanese were retaken
I and again held by the Russians.
The report from Lieutenant General
Sakharoff is as follows:
"From 5 o'clock a. m. until 9 p. m.
the Japanese forces attacked our front
positions before Liaoyang and on the
left bank of the Taitse river. Both
their artillery and rifle fire were in
tense. Their main efforts were direct
ed against our center positions and
left flank, but numerous attacks were
repulsed along the whole line. Our
'troops made several counter attacks,
I culminating in bayonet fighting.
"Many positions which had been oc
cupied by the Japanese were retaken
at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. During
the. artiilery attack our batteries did
very effective work. About 4 p. m.
I the enemy were observed attempting
to turn our right flank with considera
hie forces, but several battalions of
reserves advanced and, after a fierce
engagement, checked the Japanese and
compelled them to retire. The- battle
continued until dark and only ended
at 9 o'clock.
"Our casualties have been consid
erable, reaching about 3,000. The Jap
anese losses must have been heavy."
Wireless Station Dismantled.
Washington, Sept. 1.The state de
partment has received a telegram from
Consul General Fowler, at Chefoo, say
ing that the Russian wireless tele
graph station there has been disman
Will Fight Extradition.
Detroit, Mich., Sept. 1.Melvin
Bartlett, vital statistic clerk in the pro
vincial department of agriculture at
Winnipeg, Man., has been placed un
der arrest here on the request of the
Winnipeg authorities. He is charged
with failing to account for certain
sums of marriage license money be
longing to the government of Mani
toba. He intimates that he may fight
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1904.
CREATE MEAT FAMINE
PROBABLE RESULT OF LATEST
MOVE BY STRIKE LEADERS
MANY MORE MEN WILL QUIT WORK
BUTCHER WORKERS THROUGH-
OUT THE LAND ORDERED
TO JOIN FIGHT.
Chicago, Sept. 1.^Famine in meat
is declared by the strikers to be the
probable result of their new move in
the strike against the" packers. Orders
have been issued for a general strike
of all butcher workers throughout the
country. They are expected to go out
at once. The order will affect In all
about 2,000 men in Chicago and Ten
nessee independent plants. The oi'der,
if observed, will also affect independ
ent plants of large capacity in East
St. Louis, Omaha, St. Louis, Kansas
City, Sioux City, New York, Milwau
kee, Syracuse, Stickney, 111., arid hun
dreds of small plants throughout the
country which employ from ten to
twenty men. Altogether union offi
cials assert that 15,000 men will go
out and the meat supply will be seri
ously crippled, leaving as the only sup
ply the output of the big packers by
their nonunion help.
At 10 a. in. the 600 stock handlers
in the stock yards unsaddled their cow
ponies and, putting them in the barns,
quit work. The men marched out of
the yards and were greeted by cheers
by the union pickets.
The packers say it is Donnelly's aim
to create a meat famine, which he
thinks will arouse the public to such
a pitch of indignation that a settle
ment would be forced.
"Donnelly is undertaking the impos
sible," said a representative of one of
the packers. "There is little chance
of a meat famine. The independent
packers who, by their collusion with
unions have profited much: during the
strike, will suffer most."
Wagon Drivers Will Assist.
President Donnelly is said to be de
pending upon the union drivers for
the success of his attempt to make
meat scarce. What action the 3,500
grocery and meat market wagon driv
ers will take remains to be seen.
Heretofore they have refused to handle
meat from the strike Je?eeted packers
and their employers were forced to
buy from the independents.
It is also said that an attempt will
be made to shut off the ice supply
from every retail market in Chicago,
since all meat products are to be on
the union's "unfair" list.
President Donnelly has ordered 1,500
butcher workmen employed in the in
dependent Peking slants to cease
The best Tea Dust I can get, usual price per pound 25
cts., now 15 cts. or 2 pounds for 25 cts.
A 40 cent Tea, per pound 30 cts. or 3 1-2 lbs. for $1.
Pearl Tapioca, per lb 5 cts., usrfal price 3 lbs for 25 cts.
Fine German Sago, per lb 5 cts., usual price 3 lbs for
Pop Com, very dry, bought over a year'ago so every
kernel ought to pop, only 5 cts. per lb.
Fancy large Lemons, per doz. 20 cts.
Seeded Raisins 10 cts. per lb, usually sold for 15 cts.
Douglas Shoes for Men
I $3.00, $3.50, $4.00, $4.50, $5.00
Pingree Shoes for Ladies
$2.50, $3.00, $4.00, $5.00
Little Giant Shoes for Children
$1.50 to $2.50
Story Books and Blotters free to school children,f
O'Leary (L Bowser,
S^. Bemidji, Minnesota..
work. He said" that if these men con
tinue slaughtering cattle they would
be handling stock previously looked
after by the men who take the places
of the stock handlers selected to quit
Frank F. Hawley, grand master of
the Switchmen's union of North Amer
ica, has been summoned _to Chicago
with the view of getting switchmen
throughout the United States to refuse
to handle cars containing anything for
Representatives of the independent
packing firms had a meeting with the
members of the allied trades council
with a view of arriving at some set
tlement in regard to the stock hand
lers, but nothing was decided on.
(J. A. McCONKEY
BRIEF BITS OF NEWS.
i Dr. Thomas Herran, who represented
Colombia at Washington for several
years up to the time of the Panama
incident, died Wednesday at Liberty,
Former Senator David B. Hill was
the. guest Wednesday of the Broome
county fair, which is being held at
Whitney Point, N. Y., and delivered
I M. Olginsky, one of the Associated
Press Russian correspondents, has
been decorated with the Order of St.
Anne for bravery on the field of bat
tle while with General Mistchehko.
i Adnlph C. Zinn of Milwaukee^. 2Z?s\
VER SINCE COMING TO BEMIDJI I have been confronted with the same problem every merchant has to
4 meetnamely, whether to do a cash business or to extend credit. Everyone knows when credit is given a
merchant is obliged to mark his prices a little higher in order to cover losses he meets through bad debts and
slow paying customers. I have always thought it an injustice to those who pay promptly to be obliged to pay for
those who do not and consequently have finally determined to put my prices down on a strictly cash basis.
Note the Following:
^Continued Ii\ Our Next. V*
Kirks Soap Co.'s Laundry Soaps, none better made, 9
bars Satinet for 25 cts or $2.65 per box, 7 bars Dome or
White Russian for 25 cts. or 15 bars for 50 cts., per
box $3.25, 8 bars Cabinet for 25 cts. or $3 per box.
Toilet SoapsBengal Castile 3 for 10 cts, per doz. 40
cts. Butter Milk 3 for 10 cts., per doz. 40 cts. Oat Meal
Soap 3 for 10, per doz. 40 cts. Daily Queen 3 for 10 cts.,
per doz. 40 cts. Golf 3 for 10 cts., per doz. 40 cts. All
above are usually sold at 5 cts. straight. Violet DeParm
3 for 20 cts., per doz. 75 cts. Jockey Club 3 for 20 cts.,
per doz. 75 cts. Shandon Dell 3 for 20 cts, per doz. 75
cts. Heliothorpe 3 for 20 cts., per doz. 75 cts. Above
are especially low prices, some brands less than whole-
sale. Juvenile per cake 15 cts. This is usually sold for
25 cents per cake.
TEN CENTS PER WEEK
The largest stock of Shoes in 5
Northern Minnesota to select
from. The makers make the
prices the same in Bemidji as 5
ill New York.
I fifty-five years, is dead" of appendicitis
after a week's illness. Mr. Zinn was
well known in banking circles and
was prominent in the maltinjg industry.
First Class Apprentice Schrade, a
seaman attached to the United States
battleship Massachusetts, fell from the
gang plank of the United States steam
ship Hartford in Annapolis harbor and
jGoes to Prison for Life
Chicago, Sept. 1.Milton M. Car
son has been sentenced to imprison- -7-
ment in the penitentiary for life after
conviction of mistreating Mable May
field, fourteen years old. His wife
also was found guilty by a jury in
Judge Kersten's court and sentenced
to a year's imprisonment.