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RUSSIANS NEED GOAL
JAP SOMMANDER-IN-CHIEF LOOKS
FOR NEXT ENGAGEMENT AT
EXTENDED REPORT ARRIVES AT TOKIO
JAPANESE LOSSES NOT YET COM-
PLETED BUT IT IS SAID THEY
WILL PROVE HEAVY.
Tokio. Sept. 7.An extended report
from Field Marshal Oyama, the Jap
anese commander-in-chief in the field,
was received in Tokio during the day
and made puhlic. It is largely devoted
to a review of the fighting which took
place between Aug. 24 and Sept. 4.
The announcement (hat the" Russians
still retain possession of the Yentai
collieries indicates a strong possibility
of a battle there. Yentai is the only
colliery in Northern Manchuria and
its possession is of vital importance
to the Russians in connection with the
operation of the railroad.
Field Marshal Oyama reports that
a portion of the Russian troops hold
Yingshiuissu, south of Yentai, and
that General Kuroki's right is in close
touch with the Russians, lie an
nounces also that the left and center
Japanese armies, under the command
respectively- of Generals Oku and Nod
zu, had halted on the left bank of the
Taitse river and that it is his intention
to dispatch a portion of them to occu
py the heights north of Muchang and
along the railroad.
General Kuropatkin burned all the
railroad bridges over the Taitse river.
The report says that the exact num
ber of Japanese losses since Aug. 24
is not known at present, but that the
casualty lists are being compiled. The
field marshal predicts that the losses
will prove heavy.
QUESTION OF CONTRABAND
RUSSIA GRANTS SUBSTANTIAL
CONCESSIONS TO GREAT BRIT-
AIN AND AMERICA.
London, Sept. 7.The preliminary
representations made by Count Benck
endorff, the Russian ambassador, to
the foreign office indicate that Russia
is on the point of making substantial
concessions to the United States and
Great Britain regarding the Question
of contraband of war. It is under
stood in official circles here that Rus
sia, while not acknowledging herself
at fault for the captures made by her
ships in the past, will more specifically
describe the conditions under which
certain goods such as foodstuffs and
cotton become, in her view, contra
band. The British foreign office is
satisfied from the representations
made to it that such substantial con
cessions will be made by Russia as
will lead to an easy settlement of the
JAPAN IS FLOURISHING.
Crop Exceedingly Good
Money Market Easy.
New York, Sept. 7.S. Uchida, Jap
anese consul in New York, has re
ceived the following cablegram from
Y. Sakatane, vice minister of finance,
"Rice crop exceedingly good, near
8,500,000 koku above the average. The
money market being easy 10,000,000
treasuiy bills will be issued at once.
In order to encourage savings the In
dustrial bank of Japan will issue 5
yen premium debentures for savings.
The total of the amount of postal sav
ings on Sept. 8 showed an increase of
about 4,0011,000 yen over the same date
Consul Uchida says that this cable
gram shows a most encouraging con
dition of affairs in Japan and that he
takes it to mean that notwithstanding
the war his country is flourishing
financially, industrially and commer
DENIED AT ST. PETERSBURG.
Report That Kuropatkin's Rear Guard
St. Petersburg, Sept. 7.The Asso
ciated Press is authorized in the name
of the Russian general staff to deny
the report which was in circulation
here of the annihilation of General
Kuropatkin's rear guard. According
to the latest advices of the staff no
Russian force was cut off and it is be
lieved that there is little danger of
the Japanese intercepting Kuropatkin
below Mukden. The information here
is that, the Japanese force at Benzihu
does not exceed two divisions at the
Russia May Buy Seized Vessel.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 7.It is under
stood that Russia is trying to nego
tiate for the purchase of the British
steamer Calchas, captured by the
Vladivostok squadron while on her
way from Puget sound to Japan. The
Calchas is still at Vladivostok, but no
decision has yet been arrived at by
the prize court.
Cruiser Diana Will Disarm.
Tokio, Sept. 7.The French minis
ter has formally notified the Japanese
government that the Russian cruiser
Diana will disarm at Saigon, French
Indo-China, where she sought refuge
Aug. 20 after taking part in the battle
of Aug. 10 off Port Arthur.
Fighting Is Quite Severe.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 7.Private re
ports from Mukden say that some of
the rear guard actions in progress are
quite severe, but no details have been
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Fighting continuous rear guard ac
tions with the Japanese, who hang to
his flanks, Kuropatkin continues to
fall back over roads made sodden by
two days' heavy rain. The heads of
his long commissary trains have
passed through Mukden and continue
northward. It is reported that in
Bpite of the bad roads and persistent
attacks on the Russian rear the retreat
Is orderly. Details of the fighting and
the exact positions of the opposing
armies are lacking. The Russian gen
eral staff, while admitting it has re
ceived no official advices for twenty
four hours, denies the report that Ku
ropatkin's rear guard has been anni
From Tokio comes the official, report
that the bulk of the Russian forces is
still at Yentai.
Whether or not Kuropatki% will
make another stand at Mukden is not
indicated in the day's advices. In St.
Petersburg it is argued that the fact
that his commissary trains passed on
through Mukden does not indicate that
the Russian commander proposes to
evacuate the city without a struggle,
but only that they are taking up their
proper position in the rear.
RETREAT THROUGH MUKDEN
LONG LINES OF RUSSIAN COM.
MISSARY WAGONS MOVING
Mukden, Sept. 7.The retreat of
General Kuropatkin's army is being
carried out in good order despite the
terrible condition of the roads, ten
dered oodden by the rains which fell
Monday and Tuesday, which mire the
lumbering guns and heavy transport
trains. Long lines of commissiamt
wagons, drawn by steaming unties,
horses and even bullocks, are stray
ing their way north over the soakii:.i,
cut up main road from Yentai. Behind
them come long trains of artillery and
back of them still Kuropatkin's army.
The Japanese are hanging on Kuropat
kin's hanks, keeping the Russians en
gaged in a continuous rear guard ac
tion. The progress of the retreating
army has been slow, owing to the ne
cessity of first getting through the
baggage and guns, but the heads of
the coinmissiarat trains already have
passed through Mukden and are con
tinuing their way towards the north.
The main Japanese army is march
ing up along the roads eastward of
the Russian lines of retreat, which
converge at Mukden. Another Japan
ese forte is heading for Mukden from
tne westward, coming from the direc
tion ol the Liao river.
Marshal Oyama seems to be making
a race for Mukden. He evidently has
great superiority in numbers, espe
cially in artillery.
As this dispatch was filed the cor
respondent of the Associated Presd
could hear the booming of the Japan
ese cannon, which are in play fourteen
miles from Mukden.
The skies are black and the air is
stifling with the sense of suffocation,
which is felt here before a storm
breaksstrange harmony between the
elements and the menacing attitude of
the contending armies.
WAR OFFICE NOT WORRIED.
Believes Japs Will Be Unable to Cut
Off Russian Retreat.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 7.Apparently
the war office is not greatly disturbed
by fear that Field Marshal Oyama will
cut off General Kuropatkin before he
reaches Mukden. According to the
latest advices the Russian retreat is
being effected in good order. The fact
that the baggage trains continued on
their way northward of Mukden, tiie
war office explains, does not mean that
Kuropatkin is bound further north at
this time, but is simply a natural pre
cautionary measure, even if he intend
ed to hold Mukden, the Russian for
mation during the operations of an
a'my locating the baggage train four
teen miles and the ambulance corps
four miles in the rear of the main body
The news from the front indicates
that Oyama, having failed to surround
Kuropatkin at Liaoyang, is pressing
Kuropatkin's rear with all the power
of his tired troops, while hurrying for
ward a column which crossed the Tai
tse river at Bensihu, thirty miles north
east of Liaoyang and five miles due
east of Yentai station, in the hope of
cutting the Russian line of retreat be
low Mukden. This column may con
sist of fresh troops in light marching
order. The Benzihu road joins the
main road from Yentai where the lat
ter is intersected by the Hun river,
three miles below Mukden. Once this
point is passed Kuropatkin's army will
have the Hun river between it and
Oyama. The only uneasiness is due
to the possibility that Japanese light
draft gunboats which, according to re
pot ts, are coming up from Newchwang,
might suddenly make their appear
ance, the river being navigable to this
Viceroy Alexieff at Harbin.
Harbin, Manchuria, Sept. 7.Vice-
roy Alexieff and his staff have arrived
here from Vladivostok.
Russian Pre?* Discusses Evacuation
St. Petersburg, Sept. 7.While in
sisting that Marshal Oyama missed
his main object at Liaoyang most of
the Russian papers do not disguise
their profound disappointment over
the result of the battle of Liaoyang.
The Russky Invalid, organ of the army,
VOLUME 2. NUMBER 119. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1904.
KUR0P4TIN IS AT MUKDEN
SL Petersburg", Sept. 7.General Kuropatkin has arrived at Mukden.
Whether he will continue his retreat northward is not known here, but de-
pends upon the action of the Japanese.
however, is of the opinion that Gen
eral Kuropatkin both strategically and
technically got everything possible out
Df Liaoyang, saying:
I "It enabled him to cope with an
army very much superior to his. Field
Marshal Oyama was compelled to
waste several tens of thousands of
men to capture a position which is of
no importance now that Kuropatkin
has left. It is evident that Oyama's
plans miscarried since he failed to
surround and inflict a decisive blow
ion the Russian army."
The other view is represented by the
i Russ as follows:
I "The fact that Kuropatkin was com
pelled to leave Liaoyang has not only
military but political significance. It
I is no use concealing the fact that the
i evacuation of Liaoyang was a surprise
i for the Russians. Everybody was led
to believe that the hour had arrived
for a decisive struggle. It was thus
i we interpreted Kuropatkin's telegram
saying that the men were thirsting for
an opportunity to meet the foe. Dash
ing our hopes means a prolongation
takingethcampaign.e offensiv is no indefinitely
RETREAT FROM LIAOYANG.
Panic Occurred When News of Aban
donment Became Known.
Paris, Sept. 5.A dispatch to the
Temps from Liaoyang, dated Sept. 3
but delayed in transmission, graphic
ally describes the panic which oc
curred when it became known that the
town was to be abandoned. The cor
I "A crowd of people rushed toward
the depot. I was standing in the re
freshment room of the station when
three Japanese shells burst in suc
cession about 150 feet away. Many
persons were killed and a Sister of
Charity was wounded. The people
were terrified and fled, leaving their
baggage, whereupon the Chinese plun
dered the trunks and valises and the
Cossacks grabbed the stock of cham
pagne in the refreshment room.
"Military trains continued to leave
the depot regularly. I left at 2 o'clock
for Yentai, where a battle with Gen
eral Kuroki had already begun.
"A Russian officer wV- held back
the first Japanese assault on Liaoyang
told me that he never saw such fury.
The Japanese hurled themselves in
masses against the barbed wire de
fenses and fell into trap ditches, but
they continued their steady advance.
"At Yentai General Kuropatkin has
the disadvantage of being on a plain,
while Kuroki has the advantage of
having positions on the crests of neigh
Expects Attack on Vladivostok.
Washington, Sept. 7.The navy de
partment has received a cablegram
from Lieutenant H. A. McCully, dated
at Mukden, saying that he is leaving
there immediately for Vladivostok.
Lieutenant McCully has been at Port
I Arthur almost constantly since the
outbreak of the war. That he is going
to Vladivostok leads to the supposition
here that he expected the Japanese to
i turn their attention to that port in
the event of the fall of Port Arthur.
Rumors of Uprising Discredited.
London, Sept. 7.Official reports re
ceived at the foreign office here dis
credit the rumors that an uprising
similar to that of the boxers is im
minent in China. It is declared that
the disturbances reported are of local
character and that the Chinese gov
I ernment is summarily dealing with
Japanese Pressing Northward.
Yentai, Sept. 7.There was heavy
fighting northeast of this place Mon
day. The Japanese troops are now
pressing northward along the ridges
east of the railway and several skir
mishes have already taken place with
in twenty miles to the southeast of
Artillery Hurried to the Front.
Warsaw, Russian Poland, Sept. 7.
Twenty quick firing batteries which
the emperor expected to inspect this
week have been hastily placed on
trains and have left for the Far East.
Kuroki Occupies Yentai.
Tokio, Sept. 7.It is reported here
that the Russians have retired beyond
Yentai. General Kuroki has occupied
KNIGHTS TEMPLAR PARADE.
Ten Thousand March Through Streets
of San Francisco.
San Francisco, Sept. 7.Ten thou
sand Knights Templar marched for
miles through the gaily decorated city
streets, inspired by the music of forty
bands and the cheers of thousands of
spectators, who lined every foot of the
way, crowded windows and doorway*
and filled the grandstand and review
stands erected for the purpose. The
order of formation included twelve
divisions. The parade started in the
heart of the city, wound in and out of
the down town banking district, thence
for twelve blocks up the main thor
oughfare of Market street to the broad
and beautiful boulevard on Van Ness
avenue, where a number of grand
stands were erected. From one of
these Most Eminent Grand Master
Stoddard, with the chief officers and
members of the grand encampment,
reviewed the parade.
TOWN IS SCORCHED.
Fifty Thousand Dollar Fire Occurs at
Hatton, N. D.
Northwood, N. D., Sept. 7.Fire
started in the Lion drug store at Hat
ton, N. D., and destroyed the drug
store, the Hatton Mercantile company
and Ed Golton & Co.'s general mer
chandise. -The total loss amounts to
about ?50,00f), fully insured. Dr. Gurrie
escaped from his office by jumping
from a window. The town was saved,
by heroic work.,
The BemidjilDaily Pioneer
SUBMITTED TO UNIONS
QUESTION OF CALLING OFF PACK-
INGHOUSE STRIKE TO BE
DECIDED BY BALLOT.
SCRAMBLE TO SECURE OLD PLACES
OVER ONE THOUSAND FORMER
EMPLOYES DO NOT AWAIT
Chicago. Sept. 7.After a long ses
sion the conference board of the al
lied trades council has voted to sub
mit the proposition for a settlement
of the strike to the unions. A vote
will be taken by the unions imme
According to the statement of !ass
Schmidt, vice president of the butch
ers, the proposition upon which the
unions are to pass provides for the
calling off of the strike, the men to be
re-employed as soon as possible, the
skilled hands to receive the former
scale oi wages and the abandonment
of the office of steward by the unions.
The beginning of the end of the
strike came early in the morning
when, according to the packers, more
than 1,000 of the strikers applied for
their old jobs and were taken back.
Meetings of all the local unions in
volved had been called to hear the
result of the deliberations of the al
lied trades board, but many of the
men, who have been idle for eight
weeks, feared to await their action.
Strikers in the other packing cen-
tersEast St. Louis, Kansas City, St.
Joseph, Omaha, Fort Worth, Sioux
City and South St. Paulalso assem
bled by order of President Donnelly
for the purpose of diking a referendum
vote .to declare the strike off.
PREPARING FOR TROUBLE.
New York Transit Company Appar
ently Fears Strike.
New York, Sept. 7.Although nego
tiations looking to a peaceful settle
ment of the differences between the
management of the Interborough
Rapid Transit company and its em
ployes on the question of wages for
motormen in the .new subway were
continued during t/tffc day and neither
side would admit ^at severance of
relations was imminent hurried prep
arations were being made to meet any
circumstances that might arise.
The car barns between Second and
Third avenues at One Hundred and
Twenty-ninth street were being fitted
up to accommodate 2,500 men, who
may be housed and fed there in event
of a strike.
Provision has been made for pre
paring and serving food to an army of
MURDERS ARE TELEPHONED.
Bodies of Negro and White Man Found
East St. Louis, 111., Sept. 7.-By fol
lowing directions telephoned by an
unidentified man from an unknown
place Coroner McCracken found the
dead bodies of a white man and a ne
gro lying in the road.
Through papers found in the pocket
of the white man it is presumed that
his name was Robert Reynolds of Ce
dar Rapids, la. The negro was George
Green, a striker, formerly employed
by the Nelson Morris Packing com
ESCAPE WITH $800.
Robbers Overpower Employes and
Blow Open Safe.
Lansdale, Pa., Sept. 7.Six masked
robbers early in the day visited the
Lehigh Valley Traction company's
car barn at Souderton and, after beat
ing and gagging four employes, blew
open a. safe and escaped with between
$700 and S800. There were two safes
in the office, but only one of them was
broken open. The burglars had made
preparations to crack the other safe,
but the alarm in the office sounded
and they were frightened off.
VICTIM OF TORTURE-
TWO Vagrants Nearly Kill Companion
in Iowa Jail.
Des Moines, Sept. 7.Pat Crowe
and Walter McNeely, two hoboes, are
held for fiendish cruelty to Ole Hura.
All three had been placed in the
"bum" cell of the county jail charged
with drunkenness. The two men
gagged their victim, stripped him of
his clothes, burned him all over the
body with matches and then nearly
drowned hyn under the water faucet.
The victim is nearly insane now and
physicians say he may die.
TWO KILLED IN A FIGHT.
Bloody Feud May Follow Attempted
Collection of a Bill.
Huntington, W. Va., Sept. 7.As a
result of an attempt to collect a long
standing bill by a clerk at Green
Shoals two men were killed, one fa
tally injured and another seriously
injured and two more men who es
caped and have disappeared are sup
posed to have been injured. The fight
may result in another bloody feud.
The dead are Allen Brumfield and
Will Be Married in Berlin.
Berlin, Sept. 7.The wedding of
Crown Prince Frederick William and
the Duchess Cecilia of Mecklenburg
Schwerin will take place in Berlin,
where the visiting members of royal
families can be entertained better
than at the bride's home. The mar
riage will probably take place Qarly in
the. new year.
Wounds Wife Kills Himself.
Minneapolis, Sept. 7.Jacob Gran,
living at 1337 East Franklin avenue,
shot his wife with a rifle, inflicting a
serious wound, and afterward turned
the weapon upon himself. He died a
few hours later and his wife is at the
city hospital in a serious condition.
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BY DECREASED PLURALITY.
Governor Davis of Arkansas Secures
Little Rock, Ark., Sept. 7.Sufficient
returns from the state election have
been received to indicate the election
of Governor Davis to a third term by
a plurality of 20,000. Several other
state officers were voted for, but the
other Democratic candidates had an
open field, Governor Davis alone hav
ing opposition. Governor Davis will
run something like 16,000 votes behind
his vote two years ago, when the total
vote was 120,000 in round numbers.
This year there has been an increase
of 10,000 votes and if Governor Davis'
plurality is not over 20,000 his loss in'
the aggregate will be 30,000 votes.
Myers, the Republican candidate, will
probably increase his vote over two
years ago not less than 10,000. Sev
eral counties have given Republican
majorities which heretofore have gone
Democratic, but in the main the coun
ty Democratic tickets have been
elected SLOWLY STARVED TO DEATH.
New York Woman Lived Forty-two
Days Without Food.
Paxton, Mass., Sept. 7.Mrs. A.
Stahma of New York is dead here
after the longest fast in medical his
tory, forty-two days and nights, with
out the slightest bit of food. She
fully realized that she was slowly
starving to death, but because of can
cer of the stomach was unable to take
any nourishment. Through the long
siege she had been cheerful and ap
parently happy, receiving friends who
called to see her.
Mrs. Stahma has been a sufferer for
a number of years and specialists who
were called could do nothing for her.
Her mouth and lips were moistened
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with ice whenever they became dry,
but that was all any one could do to
relieve her. She was fifty years old.
FIVE TORN TO PIECES.
Boiler of Threshing Machine Engine
Mason City, la., Sept. 7.At the
farm of George Halverson, near Brice
lyn, Minn, a station on the North
western thirty miles north of Mason
City, live men were instantly killed by
an exploding boiler of the thresher
Pete Daly, the owner of the outfit,
was killed and also Chris Sunke, James
Seymour, Willard Dadlow and Abe
Foster. The latter was cremated in a
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hundred feet or more and mangled be
yond recognition. George Halverson
was seriously injured.
The cause of the explosion is un
Chippewa Chieftain Dies.
White Earth, Minn., Sept. 7.Joseph
Woodberry, "Hole-in-the-Day," head
chief of the Chippewas of Minnesota,
died here during the night in the forty
eighth year of his age. He was twice
married and leaves a widow and four
children. His oldest son, Clarence
Woodberry, living in San Francisco,
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