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VOLUME 2. NUMBER 117
SIX BURNED TO DEATH
OIL EXPLOSION RESULTS IN SE
RIOUS DISASTER AT YEL-
LOW CREEK, OHIO.
BLAZING OIL TANK BLOWS UP
CONTENTS THROWN OVER RESI-
DENCE AND ESCAPE OF OC-
CUPANTS CUT OFF.
Yellow Creek, O., Sept. 3 Six per
sons were burned to death and four
terribly injured by a fire and oil ex
plosion here early in the day. The
dead are Mrs. Henry Fling and two
children and three unknown men.
The house of Henry Fling was fired
by a street lamp and the intense heat
Bet fire to the rig of an oil well near
the house. The flames destroyed the
derrick and communicated to t#e tank,
which was full of oil. Before the oc
cupants of the house realized theii
danger a terrific explosion occurred.
The blazing oil was thrown all over
the house and their escape was cut oft".
The bodies were recovered after the
fire was subdued.
FIVE PERSONS ARE KILLED
IMPERIAL LIMITED ON THE CANA-
DIAN PACIFIC WRECKED
BY OPEN SWITCH.
Winnipeg, Man., Sept. 3.Five poo
pie were killed on the Canadian Pa
cific westbound imperial limited ot
Sinfaluta. Three bodies have been
identified. They are those of Mrs.'
Dossett, en route to Edmonton
Mrs. Warren of Sand Point and
Agnes M. Shirley of Ottawa. The in
jured are Mrs. J. Brett and Miss
Golden, who were on their way to
Manila Miss Murray, on the way to
Shanghai fra Ross, bound to Vietori
and the porter, L. P. Hart. The switch
was left open by a train crew which
had just left the town and the trans
continental express dashed in upon a
freight train. Owing to the fact that
the dead were in their night clothes
and the porter unconscious it has been
impossible to learn the names of the
The governor general, Lord Minto,
and paity were on the train, but es
W. GEORGE REILLY DEAD.
Man Who Shot the Queen of Zanzihar
Washington, Sept. 3.W. George
Reilly, who while consul to Zanzibar
is said to have shot the queen of Zan
zigar with salt and pepper because she
persisted in bathing naked each after
noon in a fount in front of the Ameri
can consulate, died Thursday at a
hospital of heat prostration. He was
a character about Washington, fre
quenting newspaper row.
Hailing from Virginia, Reilly at
various times held public offices there,
and was a judge of the Southern
commission for Virginia. Twice he
was United States consul to places in
Venezuela and also at one time was
consul to Zanzibar, to which offices he
was appointed by Republican presi
BY WIND AND LIGHTNING.
Eight Persons Injured During Storm
at La Crosse.
La Crosse, Wis., Sept. 3.Eight per
sons were injured by a tornado and
lightning in the southern part of thi.,
city. Six in one house were burned
by a shock of lightning, while in an
other residence flying debris struck
and injured two. All will recover.
Several residences and outbuildings
were badly damaged by the wind.
Heavy vain which followed caused
many washouts on the railroads and
all trains are from one to five hours
late into this city.
WHILE FISHING IN DORIES.
Thirty-one of Crew of French Barken
St. Johns, N. F., Sept. 3.The Cana
dian schooner Troop, Captain Pentz,
from the Grand Banks fishing grounds,
reports that on Aug. 20 Captain Zim
mermann of the fishing schooner Col
eraine reported having spoken a
French barkentine. name unknown,
170 miles off Cape Race, with only
three men left out of a crew of thirty
four, the others having been lost whije
fishing with dories.
American Schooner Seized.
North Sydney, C. B., Sept. 3.The
American fishing schooner Samosa
was seized during the day off this port
by the Canadian "government cruiser
Gladiator and towed into the harbor.
The captain of the cruiser claims that
the Samosa was fishing within the
Tennessee Miners Go Out.
Coal Creek, Tenn., Sept. 3.About
900 men went on strike in the Coal
Creek district during the day, aug
menting the number of strikers to
1,250. Every mine in this district is
closed, with the exception of the Slate
Stone mine of the Knoxviile Iron com
at Liao Yang1
Tokio, Sept. 3.The fighting at Liao
rang was continued until a late hour
and was resumed at dawn. The fate
Df the great bulk of the retreating
Russian army hinges upon the bravery
and fortitude of its left flank.
Before falling back General Kuro
patkin intended that his left to the
eastward and northward of Liaoyar.g
should be greatly strengthened in the
hope of checking General Kir.oki's ad
Captured From the Russians,
:ogether with some of their own, 10
bombard the railroad station at Liao
yang, thus preventing the entraining
of Russian troops.
Few detai's of the pursuit of the
Russian right have been received here.
It. is evident that the Russians are
moving back slowly, contesting the
ground, and shielding their movement
as far as possible.
Nothing concerning the actual occu
pation of Liaoyang has been received
iiere. Official dispatches indicate that
the Russians were still in possession
The list of casualties in the fighting
before Liaoyang is growing and the
Indications are that it will prove to
be the bloodiest battle since the
The calculations of casualties must
Include the losses since Aug. 23, for
the contest has been practically con
tinuous since then. The Japanese have
already reported over 25,000 men
killed and wounded.
DISPATCHES ARE CONFUSING
OFFICIAL REPORTS DO NOT GIVE
A CLEAR IDEA OF THE SIT-
UATION AT LIAOYANG.
London, Sept. 3.Beyond establish
ing the fact that Kuropatkin has with
drawn the main portion of his forces
to the north bank of the Taitse river
and that the action is still in progress
the day's dispatches do not give a
clear idea of the situation at Liao
yang. Accepting St. Petersburg ad
vices at their face value it would seem
that the RUP -^ian commander effected a
partial reti. .anient, placing the river
between himself and the main body
of the Japanese and at the same time
establishing a position that will en
able him to oppose the force under
General Kuroki which succeeded in
crossing the river and is now attack
ing the Russian left. The same dis
patches say that the position Kuro
patkin now occupies is the one he had
prepared ami fortified and where he
has all along planned to make his sec
ond stand instead of directly in and
around Liaoyang with the river at his
back, as has been believed.
On the other hand Tokio dispatches
say that the Russians were closely
pressed and most disorganized in their
retirement across the river. The re
port from Marshal Oyama that he was
engaged with the Russian center
would indicate that at least a portion
of Kuropatkin's army is still on the
south bank of the river. While it is
Hot definitely stated that the Japanese
have occupied Liaoyang Tokio reports
that the town is burning. It does not
appear that the Japanese main army
has as yet crossed the Taitse and de
tails of the day's fighting are entirely
lacking. Oyama reports that his losses
from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 were 10,000.
The Russian casualties of Aug. 31 and
Sept. 1 are given in official reports as
5,000 killed and wounded.
GREAT PIECE OF STRATEGY.
Russian View of Kuropatkin's Retire
ment From Liaoyang.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 3.No abso
lute information has reached the war
office confirming the reports that Liao
yang has been occupied by the Jap
anese, but it is positively known that
General Kuropatkin decided to with
draw from his positions south of Liao
yang to the north or right bank of the
Taitse river Tuesday night and the
orders were actually given. The war
Japs Have Russians Nearly Surrounded
and Kuropatkin Assumes Offensive
In Desperate Atttempt to Escape
Sep 3General Kuropatkin last nisrht assumed the olTensi\e
hurling the bulk of his army against the Japanese right on the
north side of the Tiatse river under Kuroki and at the same time holding the
Japanese center and left in check by a force left on the south bank of the river
for that purpose. The Russian army is not yet completely encircled and it is
hoped here that Kuroatkio's position is not as desperate as earlier reports in-
In Full Retreat.
St Petersburg!! Sept. 3Lnte this afternoon a report reached St. Petersburg?
that Kuropatkin is in full retreat. The war office admits that such a rumor
has come from the seat of war but declares that it is not official.
and to protect
nis line of retreat and communicatio
The greatest portion of this protecting
force seems to have been massed in
the neighborhood of Heiyingtai, twelvo
aiiles northeast of Liaoyang, where it
svas fiercely assaulted by General Ku
roki. The result of this fighting is
aot known. If Kuroki wins and strikes
he flanks of the retreating Russian
army and reaches the railroad it will
place the Russians in a most serious
The Japanese managed to interfere
seriously with the train service from.
Liaoyang. They used some guns
Dfnce presumes that the movement
was carried out since the latest ad
Vices were that the crossing of the
river was not being opposed. The fact,
disclosed for the first time in these
dispatches Thursday night, that the
strongest Russian position prepared
by General Kuropatkin was not around
the town of Liaoyang, as the public
had been led to believe,n but on tne
right or north of the Taitse
river, was a secre so successfully
__ _,. _, of i had leaked out. It is now ex
plained that the Russian commander
in-chief had all along anticipated that
the Japanese, when they made their
advance on Liaoyang, would pursue
the identical tactics which had been
so successful in every previous stage
of the campaign and, while attacking
in front, would attempt by a wide de
tour to outflank the Russian position.
This time General Kuropatkin was not
caught napping. He was prepared for
just what happened and as soon as he
received word that General Kuroki
had crossed the Taitse twenty miles
above Liaoyang and was moving west
ward Kuropatkin met the move by
throwing his whole army over at night.
By this piece of strategy Kuropatkin,
in the opinion of the general staff,
gained an immense advantage. His
army is concentrated on one side of
the river and the road is still open for
his retirement northward, while the
Japanese armies, which must act in
unison, are separated by the river,
which places Kuropatkin in a position
to oppose Kuroki with his whole army
while Generals Oku and Nodzu are
stranded on the other side, which
gives Kuropatkin a possible opportu
nity to imitate Napoleon's tactics and
defeat the opposing forces in detail.
RETIRE IN GREAT DISORDER
JAPANESE REPORT OF THE RUS-
SIAN EVACUATION OF.
Tokio, Sept. 3.The Russians be
gan to retreat on the right center from
Liaoyang early Thursday. They were
thrown into great confusion while at
tempting to cross to the right bank
of the Taitse river. The Japanese,
pursuing them vigorously, seized a
Russian cannon which they used to
shell the Liaoyang'railway station.
Field Marshal Oyama's right at
tacked a heavy force of Russians in
the vicinity of Heiyingtai, twelve
miles northeast of Liaoyang, at 11
o'clock Thursday. His left began at
dawn Friday, pressing the Russians
toward Tatzho. It is thought that he
will severely punish the Russians.
The Japanese casualties in the Liao
yang engagement have not yet been
ascertained officially. It is announced
that they will not exceed 10,000.
The chief of staff of the center Jap
anese army, General Nodzu's, tele
graphing early Friday morning, re
ported that the Japanese center was
continuing to advance with the object
of taking a line from Shinchiyen to
Liaoyang and effecting a rejunction
with the Japanese left, commanded
by General Oku.
It is reported here that a conflagra
tion is raging at Liaoyang.
CONCENTRATE AT MUKDEN.
Kuropatkin Will Probably Carry Out
Paris, Sept. 3.The foreign office
has no confirmation of the reports of
the Japanese occupation of Liaoyang,
but its advices lead the officials to say
it is probable that General Kuropatkin
decided to carry out his original plan
to retreat on Mukden. This plan, it
is added, was temporarily abandoned,
as Kuropatkin believed that the de
fenses of Liaoyang would permit him
to hold back the Japanese. This fail
ing, it is stated, the Russian comman
der will attempt to revert to his first
plan, that of effecting a concentration
The officials here have almost given
up hope of finding Lieutenant de Cu
verville, the French naval attache who
left Port Arthur in a junk with Lieu
tenant Gilginheim, the German naval
attache, about the middle of August.
He cabled to the authorities here Aug.
15 that he was about to leave and that
the American naval attache, Lieuten
ant Newton A. McCully, had succeed
ed in getting out on a junk. De Cuver
ville has not been heard of since start
ing. His family and the officials here
are greatly alarmed. He is a son of
Admiral de Cuverville.
Is Considered a Reverse.
Berlin, Sept. 3.Military specialists
treat the news from Liaoyang as indi
cating a great Russian reverse that,
with the railway northward cut and
I bad roads, jnay be turned into a rout
Th^ Bemidji aily Pio
BEMIDJT, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1904.
FORGE A MEAT FAMINE
STOCK YARDS STRIKERS DECIDE
IT IS THE BEST WEAPON TO
LEADERS AGHEE ON WAR TO FINISH
UNION MEN IN ALL PACKING ES-
TO QUIT WORK.
Chicago, Sept. 3."A meat, famine
will be forced at nil costs. It is the
best weapon with which to fight the
trust packers, although it may not be
welcomed by the independents."
In these words President Donnelly
of the butchers' organization declared
a boycott against all meat and an
nounced that union men will quit in all
packing establishments regardless of
where live stock is secured.
Donnelly's announcement was made
at the conclusion of a meeting of the
allied trades conference board.
The executive boaid of the Retail
Meat Dealers' association of Chicago
had just been in conference with Mr.
Donnelly and his associates, having
come to ask certain concessions for
the independent paekers and to seek
authority to attempt to bring about a
meeting between the packers and rep
resentatives of the strikers.
By ignoring these latest attempts at
peace and by adopting such an aggres
sive step the strike leaders demon
strated their intention to make it a
fight to a finish.
Donnelly Issues Statement.
The following statement was given
out by President Donnelly:
"The conierence board, representing
all organizations involved in the pres
ent packinghouse strike, a taken ac
tion to place all meat$ upon the unfair
list. This order goes into effect on
Saturday evening, Sbpt. 3, at 5:30
p. m. The order will be sent to every
packinghouse in the country and no
member of the Meat Cutters and
Butcher Workmen's union will be al
lowed to dress any animal until the
strike is settled. This action is the
result of the request that the public
refuse to eat meat and no person, no
matter in what capacity employed in
handling ineat, must refuse to handle
the same alter 5:30 p. ni. on Saturday.
The packers have resorted to extor
tion as the result of the strike, buying
live stock on the hoof for almost noth
ing and charging almost any price for
the dressed product. The public will
now be given an opportunity to re
taliate by refusing to eat meat until
such, time as they can procure the
same at a fair market price."
The police record of the strike at
the Stock Yards station to date reads:
Assaults, 40 murders, 4 accidents,
97 removed to hospitals, 43.
Secretary Malley of the Switchmen's
union declares there will be no strike
of switchmen, because the Chicago
Junction Railroad company has a force
of strike breakers ready to step into
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., usual price 3 lbs for 25 cts.
Fine German Sago, per lb 5 cts., usual price 3 lbs for
Pop Corn, 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
.00, $3.50, $4.00, $4.50, $5.00
Pingree Shoes for Ladies
.50, $3.00, $4.00, $5.00
Little Giant Shoes for Children
.50 to $2.50
Story Books and Blotters free to school children.
O'Leary (L Bowser,
J. A. McCONKEY
SINCE COMING TO BEMIDJI I have been confronted with the same problem every merchant has to
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 whp do not and consequently have finally determined to put my prices down on a strictly cash basis.
Note the Following:
Correspondents Dissatisfied With Jap
Chefoo, Sept. 3.Richard Harding
Davis and John Pox, Jr., American
newspaper correspondents, have ar
rived here from the headquarters of
the Second Japanese* army and will
leave for the LTnited States Sept. 8.
They say that the foreign attaches and
newspaper correspondents with the
Second army witnessed the battle of
Aug. 26 from a distance of eight miles
and that this was so unsatisfactory to
them that they united in a round robin
to the Japanese authorities protesting
that because of this restriction on
their movements their usefulness was
Continued In Our Next. V*
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RETURNING TO UNITED STATES.. at an end.
General Oku replied, saying that in
the future they would be permitted to
witness engagements from a distance
of four miles, whereupon Davis and
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.
The Pioneer Prints
than any other news
paper between Duluth
and Crookston. St- Paul
and the North Pole.
TEN CENTS PER WEEK
The largest stock of Shoes in
Northern Minnesota to select
from. The makers make the
prices the same in Bemidji as
in Ne York.
Fox, together with Melton Prior and
George Lynch, British correspondents,
left the Se'cond army.
Circus Tent Wrecked.
Des Moines, Sept. 3.A severe elde--*
trical and wind storm caused consid
erable damage over Iowa during the
night. At Iowa City Barnum & Bailey'a
show tents were blown down just be
fore the time set for the evening per
formance. No one was injured, as the
tents were cleared of people just be
fore the storm struck^