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Will Do It.
SEEK OLD POSITIONS
LARGE NUMBER OF STOCK YARDS
STRIKERS APPEAR AT PACK-
NO FURTHER CONFERENCES LIKELY
PACKERS REFUSE TO MEET THE
COMMITTEE APPOINTED BY
Chicago, Sept. 9.A large number
of strikers visiteil the stock yards dur
ing the day and many made inquiries
of foremen in the packing establish
ments as to the outlook for work if
The committee appointed by the
strike leaders to secure another con
ference with the packers has not yet
succeeded in doing so and the packers
say no more conferences will be held.
"I do not know what the next move
will be," said President Donnelly.
"There is no dissension among the
unions as a result of the referendum.
The conference board of the allied
trades council has charge of the
strike." ESCAPED STEER RUNS AMUCK.
Causes Fight Between Chicago Strik
ers and Police.
Chicago, Sept. i).A steer which
caused a battle between policemen and
a mob of 1.UU0 strikers at Forty-eighth
and Loomis streets, broke into a
school, routed the pupils and smashed
several desks aud took refuge in a
striker's kitchen, where it bled to
death after trampling two of the strik
The animal escaped from the pens
and ran through the yards. At Forty
eighth and Loomis streets it was at
tacked by two strikers armed with
knives, who tried to butcher it for the
benefit of the idle army, as had been
done before with stray steers. The
strikers were not well armed and the
steer made a gallant fight, to watch
which a crowd gathered.
The police were called and arrived
as the animal broke away and started
to run. The crowd followed. The po
lice followed the crowd. Seeing th&
bluecuats the crowd turned and began
to throw bricks and stones at them.
The officers drew their clubs and
wielded them with effect. Scores of
men were clubbed, one being so severe
ly beaten that he was removed to a
In the meantime the steer, forgot
ten by both strikers and police, ran
into the O Toole school at the corner
on which the riot occurred. In two
rooms on tht first floor it marie a
boisterous entry. Blood was pouring
from many wounds and the pupils fled
in tenor. Bold teachers united to
drive the frenzied animal from the
building and it finally went, leaving
behind broken desks and demoralized
It made its way to Forty-ninth street
and took refuge in the home of Wifl
iam Mintag, a striker, where it sank
faint from loss of blood.
GENTILE PARTY FORMED.
Utah Republicans Bolt Ticket Named
by Smoot's Convention.
Salt Lake, Sept. 9.Senator Smoot's
activity in the Republican politics of
the state has resulted in the organiza
tion of a new Gentile party.
Leading Gentile Republicans head
ed by Senator Kearns have refused to
support the Republican state ticket
named two weeks ago. The conven
tion was controlled by Smoot.
The Gentile movement was started
by leading Gentiles, Republicans and
Democrat*?, and has gained consider
able size, although the work has been
quietly done. Its membership em
braces several millionaire mine own
ers and other men of wealth and it is
stated on authority that a campaign
fund of $250,000 has already been
DENIED BY JAMES J. HILL.
Report That Russia Purchased the
Minnesota and Dakota.
New York, Sept. 9.Reports are
in circulation, supposedly emanating
from trustworthy sources, says the
Herald, that two of the largest steam
vessels ever built on this side of the
Atlantic have been sold by James J.
Hill to the Russian government. The
ships in question are the Minnesota,
recently completed, and the Dakota,
now on the stocks at New London,
Conn. It was even stated that a local
ship broker was to receive a commis
sion of $35,000 for conducting the sale.
When asked about the reports Mr.
Hill declared emphatically that they
YOUNG GIRL ARRESTED.
Turned Lever and Started Car, Killing
Philadelphia, Sept. 9.Elva Kaiser,
thirteen years old, was held by the
coroner's jury because of the death on
Monday of August Burkhart, motor
man. Burkhart had left the platform
of his car to fix a lamp. Several girls
were on a front seat and witnesses
testified that the Kaiser girl grasped
the lever and started the car, which
struck Burkhart, killing him. The girl
has been arrested.
Four Prisoners Break Jail.
Sheboygan, Wis., Sept. 9.Four
prisoners, one a forger and three
burglars, have sawed their way out
of the Sheboygan county jail here
while the sheriff was playing with his
twin babies in an adjoining office. All
are supposed to have escaped from the
city on a freight train.
Korean Minister Dismissed.
Seoul, Sept. 9.For his refusal to
obey the order of recall issued many
times from the foreign office the Ko
rean minister at St. Petersburg has
VOLUME 2. NUMBEE 121.
The meager news which the day has
brought from the front indicates that
there has been a cessation of actual
fighting. Kuropatkin reports that his
whole army is now at Mukden and
that he did not lose a single gun in
his retreat. Kuroki's army is on his
east flank and that of Oku on his left
flank and St. Petersburg officials sur
mise that a big battle may be fought
if the Japanese continue to press cm
Mukden. Should this movement north
ward on Kuroki's part continue it is
regarded in St. Petersburg as probable
that Kuropatkin will be compelled to
race him for Tieling pass, a strategic
position forty miles north of Mukden.
There is nothing in the dispatches,
however, to indicate with any degree
of certainty whether the two armies
will be forced to again engage at Muk
den or whether the Russians will con
tinue to fall back on Tieling pass.
GREAT BATTLE IS IMMINENT
JAPANESE ARMIES ADVANCING
ON TWO SIDES OF KURO-
St. Petersburg, Sept. 9.A dispat.h
from General Kuropatkin reports that
General Kuroki's army is about twen
ty-seven miles eastward of the rail
road and that General (Jku's army
twenty miles west of the railroad.
The general staff expects that a big
battle will be fought.
General Kuropatkin's report an
nouncing that the whole of his a*i..y
had arrived at Mukden and was talc
ing up positions around the city and
adding that the army had not lost
gun uuring the retreat relieved lae
public anxiety and put an end to the
many alarmist reports which had bei-U
From the general's report it seeins
evident that Kuropatkin is tentatively
preparing to meet the Japanese again
should Field Marshal Ovama continue
to press northward. Nothing more
important than rear guard actions
manced the march to Mukden. The
region south of that city is now clear
of Russians. It is evident, however,
that. Kuropatkin is taking precautions
to prevent the Japanese from creeping
around his flanks, as he reports that
the Japanese cavalry is actively scout
ing wide on his flanks. The Japanese
are reported to be moving up about
thirty miles on either side of the rail
road, with the view to surrounding
Mukden, but whether Kuropatkin will
accept an engagement or continue
northward will probably depend at the
decisive moment upon the temper ana
condition of his troops, who doubtless
have been much shaken by the long
tight and the hardships attendant upon
FIGHTING HAS CEASED.
Russian Army Moving North Without
Mukden, Sept. 9.The fighting has
ceased and the Russian transport and
army are moving without interruption.
There is much uncertainty concerning
the movements and purposes of the
It is impossible to say yet whether
there will be another battle here or
further north. General Kuropatkin
evidently is not seeking to renew the
battle, but if challenged he will not
decline an engagement.
ABOUT SEVENTEEN THOUSAND.
Estimate of Kuropatkin's Losses in
Ten Days' Fight.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 9.The best
information of the war office indicates
that General Kuropatkin lost about
17,000 men during the ten days' battle
General Kuropatkin reports that he
did aot lose a gun during the retreat.
Make Kuropatkin Supreme.
St. Petersburg.. Sept. 9.The Novoe
iVremya publishes an editorial urging
the appointment of General Kuropat
kin as commander-in-chief of the Rus
sian forces in the Far East. Evidently
this was aimed at Viceroy Alexieff,
who has repeatedly been represented
as interfering with Kuropatkin's
Russians Engaged at Liaoyang.
Tokio, Sept. 9.Revised estimates
of the Russian force defeated at Liao
yang place the number as follows:
One hundred and eighty-four battal
ions of infantry 128 squadrons of cav
alry and 572 guns.
Russians Still Hold Mukden.
Berlin, Sept. 9Colonel Gaedke,
war correspondent of the Berlin Tage
blatt, telegraphs that Mukden is still
held by the Russians.
NO ATTEMPT TO LAND.
Japanese Bombard Korsakovsk, Island
St. Petersburg, Sept. 9.Two Jap
anese cruisers bombarded Korsakovsk,
Island of Sakhalin, "Wednesday and
fired torpedoes at, the sunken Russian
cruiser Novik. No attempt was made
lo kind. Korsakovsk is defended by
Tokio, Sept. 9.The officers com
manding the Japanese expedition sent
In to examine the wreck of the Rus
sian cruiser Novik report that she is
beached 900 yards southwest of Korsa
kovsk lighthouse. She has a 30-degree
list to starboard and with the excep
tion of a small portion of her bow she
Is entirely submerged. Even on her
Upper deck the water is knee deep in
the most shallow places. Her conning
tower and upper works were heavily
A BATTLE IMMINENT
Jap Armies Pressing Kuropatkin From
East and West of Mukden.
damaged by the Japanese shell fire.
It is impossible to ascertain definitely
the extent of the damage under water,
but evidently it is considerable.
Russian land forces fired on the Jap
anese expedition while the examina
tion was being made, but the expedi
tion retired without sustaining any
QUESTION OF CONTRABAND.
Subject Discussed by the Czar and His
St. Petersburg, Sept. 9.The ques
tion of contraband of war, as con
tained in the American and British
notes, has been presented to the em
peror by the commission which has
been considering the subject. There
were present the ministers for foreign
affairs, justice, marine and war. Min
ister Lamsdorff, who throughout has
been favorable to the American and
British contentions, made a strong ar
gument in support of his position and
was warmly seconded by M. Muravieff,
minister of justice. An opinion by
Professor de Martens, professor of in
ternational law at the University of
St. Petersburg, also favorable, was
presented. No decision was reached,
but the emperor manifested his sym
pathy with Count Lamsdorff's view
and at the conclusion of the audience
urged the advisability of a prompt de
cision. In consequence of the em
peror's utterances the foreign office
is greatly encouraged and it is be
lieved that a decision will soon be
REPORTED FROM WEIHAIWEI.
Firing at Sea Distinctly Heard at Chi
Weihaiwei, Sept. 9.Firing at sea
was heard here during the night and
boats outside the harbor claim they
saw flashes distinctly.
A. British ship was among those
which investigated the firing. She re
ports that seven ships were engaged
in the cannonade and that they
steamed away and disappeared upon
the appearance of the British vessel.
The vessels which went out from
here to investigate the firing report
that the flashes from the guns were
plainly visible. They were unable,
however, to ascertain whether the Jap
anese were firing upon Russian ships
which had escaped from Port Arthur
or upon Chinese junks. The activity
of the Japanese in watching junks
makes the latter supposition the more
probable. Eighteen junks have been
captured by the Japanese during the
last few clays.
RUSSIANS NEED AMMUNITION.
Port Arthur Force Buying Old Unex
Chefoo, Sept. 9.Apparently well in
formed Chinese who have reached Che
foo from Port Dalny report that the
Japanese army before Port Arthur is
preparing to make another assault on
the fortress. Japanese agents here
are sending to Port Dalny 70,000 gunny
sacks and are endeavoring to secure
60,000 more. It is reported that the
sacks are to be filled with sand and
used to fill up portions of the moat
protecting the Russian right flank.
The Chinese report that the Rus
sians are paying 50 cents each for un
exploded shells manufactured for use
during the Chinese-Japanese war. The
persistency of this report during the
past two weeks entitles it to consider
able consideration, as indicating a
shortage of large ammunition at Port
NEXT ATTACK FINAL.
Chinese Refugees Say Port Arthur Is
About Ready to Fall.
London, Sept. 9.Refugees in Che
foo are quoted as predicting the next
general attack on Port Arthur will re
sult in the fall of the fortress. They
say the Japanese shells have set fire
to the only flour mill in the place.
The Chefoo correspondent of the
Daily Telegram says the Japanese now
are. trying to undermine the Russian
A dispatch to the Daily Chronicle
says that during the recent fighting at
Port Arthur the Russians placed Chi
nese coolies in untenable positions
nearest the Japanese lines to draw
Lhe Japanese fire and many Chinese
were killed or wounded. When the
Japanese advanced to assault the Chi
nese emerged and gladly surrendered.
JAPS FORCED TO RETREAT.
Repulsed in Attack on Russians at
Chefoo, Sept. 9.Chinese who left
Port Arthur on Monday arrived here
during the day. They report that se
vere fighting occurred Sept. 3. The
Japanese attacked certain positions on
the east and west flanks and the Rus
Bians allowed them to approach within
a short distance when they opened a
heavy fire and compelled the Japanese
to retreat after three hours' fighting.
An incident of the engagement was a
clash between Japanese and Russian
\egiments of cavalry, resulting in the
letreat of the former.
Japs Repair Drydock.
Chefoo, Sept. 9.The Russian dry
doek at Port Dalny has *een repaired
and a Japanese torpedo boat destroyer
is now undergoing repairs there. The
Japanese raised the vessel which had
been sunk at the entrance of the dry
ilock by the Russians when they evac
uated Port Dalny and they recently
discovered the gate of the dock, also
sunk by the Russians. With this in
their possession the dock was speed
ly wade effective.
Held Up by Jap Warships.
Marseilles, Sept. 9.The commander
sf the French steamer Oceaniene, on
arriving at Marseilles from Yokohama,
complained that his vessel was held
up by four Japanese warships outside
of Yokohama and that she was de
tained and searched for five hours.
The^emidji Daily Pioneer
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, FRIDAT SEPTEMBER 9, 1904.
PRIZE MONEY AWARDS
TREASURY DEPARTMENT BEGINS
SENDING CHECKS TO MEN
OF DEWEY'S FLEET.
CASES IN COURT FOR SEVERAL YEARS
PARTICIPANTS IN THE BATTLE OF
MANILA BAY WILL DIVIDE
Washington, Sept. 9.The" treasury
department has begun sending checks
to the officers and men ot Admiral
Dewey's fleet in payment for the
awards of prize money made for the
victory of the American fleet at Ma
nila bay. The first checks went out
during the day and the others will fol
low as fast as the auditor for the navy
department certifies them to the war
rant division of the treasury. It is ex
pected that all of the 2,000 officers and
men who were in the battle of Manila
bay will get their checks within six or
seven weeks. Among the checks so
far sent out are those of Admiral
Dewey, Captain Lamberton and Mrs.
Harriet Gridley, wife of Captain Grid
ley. The check to Admiral Bewey is
for $18,516. The next largest sum was
to Mrs. Gridley, whose husband com
manded the largest ship in the battle
the Olympia. This is for $9,413. The
pay is in proportion to the size and
armament of the ships that took part
in the engagement.
The total amount to be divided is
$370,336 and as a rule the officers and
men will receive sums amounting to
about three months' pay in proportion
to their regular salaries. This was
increased as to some of the command
ing officers. The smallest amount to
any number of the crew is $09. This
is to be paid to men who received an
nual compensations of $180.
The adjudication of the cases has
been hanging in the courts and in the
treasury department for some time.
PARKER GREETS EDITORS.
Party of Two Hundred Call on Demo
Esopus, N. Y., Sept. 9.Editors of
upward of 200 of the Democratic news
papers, representing 'various parts of
the country, came to Rosemount dur
ing the day to visit Judge Parker.
They were received by the candidate
and the visit was made the occasion
of the first political speech he has
made in many years, barring only that
in which, on Aug. 10, he accepted the
The greeting of the editors to the
candidate was delivered by Charles
W. Knapp, editor of the St. Louis Re
Judge Parker spoke at some length
in reply to Mr. Knapp. The candidate
was greeted with cheers and his speech
was applauded throughout.
After the speaking was over Judge
Parker and the members of his family
greeted all the guests at an informal
reception held on. the veranda. The
entire delegation and other visitors
then proceeded to the boat, where
luncheon was served.
WILL COST SEVERAL MILLIONS.
interlocking Systems for Every Grade
Crossing in Illinois.
Chicago, Sept. 9.The state railroad
and warehouse commission and repre
sentatives of railroads had a confer
ence during the day about plans re
quiring steam and electric railroads
to install interlocking systems at
every grade crossing in the state. This
would require an expenditure of sev
eral millions of dollars. The railroad
officials expressed a disposition to do
everything possible for the protection
of human life and asked for time to
consider methods to accomplish this
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below the knee, which was followed by
three more on my neck. I saw S. S. S.
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needed in my case. It drove out all impu
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Store will be open
until 10 o'clock
to to to to to
Mason Fruit Jars.
(|j Pints, 2c each.
to to to to
Ribbon Remnants.1 lot Remnants, 10c
each 1 lot Remnants. 25c each.
TWO DIE IN RAILROAD WRECK.
Passenger on Rock Island Runs Into
Rear End of Freight.
Princeton, 111., Sept. 9.Two per
sons were killed and nineteen injured
when a fast passenger train on the
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific rail
road was wrecked at Tiskilawa.
The dead are Thomas Donaldson,
express messenger, and an unidentified
man of Danish nationality.
The passenger train ran into the
rear end of a freight train that had
broken in two. The engineer escaped
injury, but the fireman was severely
Half a dozen passenger cars were
wrecked and the passengers thrown
in every direction, eight landing in a
cornfield at one side of the track.
Many of the injured have been
taken to Tiskilawa and the others to
the hospital at La Salle.
WILL BE SCARRED FOR LIFE.
Burglars Throw Acid on Chicago
Chicago Sept. 9.When Miss Matel
McPhjgrson, 1218 SJieridan joad, dis-
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O'Leary (Si Bowser,
Friday and Saturday
(only a few left)
l-2-"gals oc each.
W Knives and Forks.Good quality plated
W Knives and Forks 6 knives and 6 forks
in a box worth $1.00
Friday and Sat-
\to Sewing Machines.$40 New Home Sew-
$ ing Machine Friday and Saturday $30
Dress Goods Remnants.We have taken
from stock about 50 short ends of Dress
Goods Friday and Saturday we will
*Jf offer the lot at much less than regular
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covered two burglars in her room
early in the morning they threw the
contents of a bottle containing car
bolic acid upon her, burning her face
and neck. Miss McPherson is a sister
in-law of Benjamin F. Crawford, presi
dent of the National Biscuit company,
and is visiting at his home on Sher
idan road. Miss McPherson will re
cover, but she will be scarred for life.
The bnrglars secured a quantity of
silverware and jewelry and escaped.
HIGH WAVES AND NO WIND.
Strange Phenomenon Occurs on Coast
Los Angeles, Cal., Sept. 9.From
many points along the Southern coast
come reports of damage by great bil
lows, which are rolling in from the
sea by some phenomenon, possibly
volcanic disturbances far out in the
ocean.. While there is scarcely a cap
full of wind, enormous waves, in some
instances forty feet high, roll cease
lessly against ttie shores. Word
came during the day that the wharf at
Hueneme As doomed to destruction.
At Terminal island the sea wrought
considerable havoc and hundreds of
men are at work, piling up sa_cks of
Colored Silk.4 pieces Silk, 18 inches
wide to close out this lot we have made
the price 5c a yard.
Men's Shirts.All broken lines in our
65c, 75c and $1 Shirts go at 45c Friday
Men's Suspenders.50 pairs o Men's
25c and 35c Suspenders for 19c per pair.
Shoes.^Men's Mill Shoes, flexible sewed
soles $2.50 a pair Men's Satin Calf
Dress Shoes, $1.50 a pair Ladies' Solid
Dongola Shoes $1.50 a pair.
Men's Clothing.We are now showing
fall styles in Suits and Overcoats at from
$10 to $25.
TEN CENTS PER WEEK
sand to form breakwaters. Several
cottages are inundated. At Long
Beach and at Ocean Park pleasure
wharfs have been much damaged and
no one is permitted to go on them. J~
The heavy seas have been running for
several days, but at present they are
higher than before, and more damage
may be done.
Day Dunning of Mount Ayr Accused of
Fraudulent Actions. -t,-
Des Moines, Sept. 9.^^Day Dunning,
president of the defunct Citizens'
bank at Mount Ayr, la., has been in- j
dieted for fraudulent banking on five 'f,
counts. The failure of his bank last
spring involved about $200,000 loss
and seriously crippled Mount Ayr busk
CHICAGO DOUBLE TRAGEDY. Jl/M
Man Kills Wife and Self to Avoid Pay-
in 9 $7
The Pioneer Prints
than any other news
paper between Duluth
and Crookston, St- Paul
and the North Pole.
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Chicago, Sept. 9.Rather than pay
his wife, from whom he had been sep
arated, $7 a week, as ordered by the
court, Jeseph Regnet, a porter, shot
and killed her and then committed aui*.