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W A N A
Will Do It.
Are Getting Ready For Extensive
Turning Movement East
No Confirmation of the Reported,
General Assault on Port
St. Peterburg, Sept. 2i. dispatch'
from General Kuropatkin announces
that the Japanese ure preparing for
an extensive turning' movement east
of Mukden. A large foi'ee is advanc
ing from Laio Yang by way of Taiche
and Tsianschan. Skirmishes have oc
curred in the valiev of the Hun river
and at Inpu, situated between Bentsia
putze and the railroad. Many casual
are reported at Inpu.
WAR DISPATCHES SUMMARIZED.
General Kuropatkin reports all quiet
along his entire front and it is evident.
from the tone of* the 'day's advices
that the two armies are not yet. in
close touch. A dispatch from Mukden
says that the Japanese are moving
forward with extreme slowness.
Chefoo reports that two hours' of
heavy firing was heard by vessels
passing off Port Arthur, but there is
no confirmation of the dispatch from
St. Petersburg published in the Paris
Matin saying that the emperor had re
ceived private dispatches to the effect
that a general assault on the positions
was in progress. Like the majority of
reports originating in the European
press it is obvioussly an invention.
It has been some months since Port
Arthur was in communication with
any outside point and the only news
from the beleaguered fortress has
come out by way of Chefoo and Tokio.
On its face the Matin story is in
CHOLERA AT PORT ARTHUR.
No Confirmation of Report at St.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 2(5.Although
no confirmation has been received at
either the war ollice or the admiralty
of the report from Tsingtau that chol
era had broken out at fort Arthur it
is admitted that possibly it is true
owing to the terrible unsanitary condi
tions around the fortress, arising fioui
the number of decaying corpses there.
But until confirmation is received the
Tsingtau telegram will not be given
out to the press in order to avoid
causing needless alarm among the
relatives of the brave defenders. The
announcement, however, has caused
the deepest concern in military nad
naval circles. It is hoped, however,
that even if the report, is true the out
break will turn out to be a mild one
and that it will be quickly checked
by rigid discipline and the isolation
of suspicious cases. Port Arthur has
been free from cholera for several
years, thanks to constant precautions.
The chief danger lies .in the over
crowded Chinese quarters, but it is be
lieved that comparatively few natives
are left at Port Arthur. It is pointed
out that if the epidemic, despite all
precautions, obtains a foothold it is
likely to affect the Japanese as well
as the Russians.
The admiralty has not yet received
any confirmation of the report that
vessels of the Vladivostok squadron
bad put to sea.
OFFSET BY CASUALTIES.
Russian Reinforcements in Manchuria
Since June Last.
General Oku's Headquarters in the
Field, via Fusan, Sept. 26.Before the
retreat northward began Russian offi
cers told foreigners that reinforce
ments brought into Manchuria since
June last were only enough to counter
balance the casualties up to that date.
If this is true the Russian forces now
in Manchuria are no larger than when
the battle of Telissu (Vafangow) was
fought, on June 15.
There are persistent rumors among
the Chinese that the Russians are
evacuating Mukden and are preparing
to make a desperate stand at Tie pass.
Everything now awaits the result
Of the attack on Port Arthur.
WITH EXTREME SLOWNESS.
Japanese Armies Continue Their Ad
Mukden, Sept. 26.The Japanese
continue their advance northward
with extreme slowness. General Ku
roki's headquarters is close to Pen
eihu, about forty-five miles east of
A Turkestan regiment is reported
to have killed eight Japanese cavalry
men in the brush near Yentai.
Junks are coming up the Liao river
regularly with supplies for the Jap
The return of Lieutenant General
Rennenkampff to the command of the I
cavalry division has been signalized
by renewed activity on the part of the
ORLOFF DISMISSED FROM ARMY.
Held Responsible for Russian Retreat
St. Petersburg, Sept. 26.Major'.
General Orloff, who has been held re
sponsible for the retreat of the Rus
sian forces from Liaoyang, has been
dismissed from the army. The action I
was taken in accordance with a de
cision ,of General Kuropatkin.
Brigadier General Fomin of General
Orloff's division, who was reported to
have been killed at Liaoyang, is now
found to be only severely wounded.
There is some hope of his recovery.
SQUADRON WILL SAIL.
Russians Plan to Relieve Port Arthur
During the Winter.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 26.In spite of
constant affirmations to the contrary
there are undoubted indications that a
second Pacific squadron will leave the
Baltic so that under economical coal
consumption and moderate speed it
will reach Port Arthur in January.
Then, with greatly augmented forces,
Kuropatkin will make a simultaneous
effort to reach the defenders of the
stronghold, while Admiral Wirezi will
leave the harbor and attack the Jap
Admiral Bircleff, commander of the
Cronstadt naval yards, has been or
dered to work night and day unceas
ingly upon the battleship Orel and the
cruisers Olen and Jemtschug and the
transport Kamchatka so that they may
join the main fleet lying at Libau with
the* utmost, rapidity.
RUSSIAN REPLY TO ROSEBERY.
Not Room Enough in Asia for England,
Russia and Japan.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 20.The Novoe
Vremya, commenting upon Lord Rose
bery's words at Edinburgh that "there
is room enough in Asia for Russia and
"This formula is out of date since
Great Britain, by her alliance with
Japan, has introduced a third power
into the Asiatic domain and it is doubt
ful if there is room for all three. Great
Britain's alliance has also placed her
in a most, awkward position. She
would like to be neutral, but she can
not. This explains her peculiar atti
tude towards Russia."
The paper urges the prompt depar
ture of the Baltic fleet, saying that
every day's delay is enabling Japan to
complete more warships."
STRANGE' IRONY OF FATE.
Volunteer Sister of Mercy Attends
St. Petersburg, Sept. 26.A pathetic
echo of the battle of Liaoyang is re
lated by a Russian correspondent.
General Martson and Colonel von Rua
ben were mortally wounded by shiiii)
nel bursting in a Chinese hut in which
they were sitting. Martson's young
and beautiful wife, who had volun
teered as a Sister of Mercy, had jivt
arrived at Liaoyang. By the strange
irony of fate she was sent to attend
her dying husband. Martsoij lived or
hours, suffering terrible agony. His
whole body was torn by shrapnel. His
wife, who never left his side, foliowol
her husband to the grave. The sight
moved hardened veterans to tears.
CAPTURED BY JAPANESE.
British Steamer Crusader From Ore
San Francisco, Sept. 26.The Mer
chant Exchange has received a cable
message from London stating that the
British steamer Crusader, bound from
Oregon ports for the Far East, has
been captured by the Japanese and
taken to Hakodate.
The Crusader started from Astoria,
Ore., Sept. 2 for Shanghai.
The Crusader cleared with 2,880,654
feet of lumber and 3,000 bundles of
lath. Her cargo was valued at $26,-
650. The vessel was under charter to
the Pacific Export Lumber company
and the cargo was consigned to mer
chants in Shanghai and Taku.
Heavy Firing at Port Arthur.
Chefoo, Sept. 26.The steamer Vic
toria, which arrived here during the
evening from Newchwang, heard two
hours' heavy firing at Port Arthur
during the morning, the firing being
on the east side of the city. The
steamer was twice stopped by Japan
ese warships, but was only briefly de
SAILS FOR UNITED STATES.
Chinese Official Studying Systems of
Southampton, Sept. 26.The Amer
ican line steamer Philadelphia, which
sailed for New York during the day,
took among her passengers Tsang Hse
Nun and a numerous Chinese suite.
Nun is charged by the empress dow
ager to make an important inquiry
into the system of the governments
of the world in order that any points
suitable to the people of China may be
introduced in the empire. He has
made an investigation in most of the
countries of Europe with the sym
pathetic assistance of the authorities
and through Ambassador Choate ar
rangements have been made with the
United States government to facilitate
the work of Nun's mission.
VESUVIUS BECOMES ACTIVE.
Sends Out Immense Columns of Fire
Naples, Sept. 26.Vesuvius is grad
ually becoming more active. The
crust around the crater has broken
away and produces magnificent flur
ries of red hot ashes and sparks of
fire which rise occasionally in im
mense columns to a height of 700 feet,
accompanied by loud detonations and
slight earthquakes, the sound resemb
ling a bombardment by artillery. The
eruption Friday night was the most
spectacular witnessed in the past ten
years. A great stream of lava was
discharged, threatening wide destruc
tion. The spectacle was witnessed by
thousands of awe stricken persons.
POLES SEEM RECONCILED.
Many Attend Unveiling of Monument
to Catherine the Great.
Vilna, Sept. 26.Over sixty mem
bers of leading Polish families attend
ed the ceremonies of the unveiling of
the monument to Catherine the Great.
This is the more remarkable in view
of the fact that Catherine struck the
final blow at the kingdom of Poland.
The presence of the Poles is regarded
as a memorable event in the reconcili
ation of the Poles and Russians.
Mexican Town Destroyed.
El Paso, Tex., Sept. 26.Recent
floods in Chihuahua completely de
stroyed the town of Cusihuriachio, a
mining town in the interior of the
state, but no lives were lost. An ore
train from that camp that took two
weeks to reach Chihuahua on account
of the high water brought the first
news of the destruction of the town.
AR E LOS
Fifty to Seventy-Five Are Dead
And More Than One Hun
Misreading of Orders Said to Have
Been the Cause of the
Knoxville, Tenn.. Sept. 26.Tw"o pas
senger trains on the Southern Railway
collided near New Market, Tenn., at
10:15 a. m., resulting in the death of
between 50 and 75 persons and thedon,
injury of 100 to 150 others. The trains
in collision were the eastbound pas
senger from Knoxville to Salisbury, N.
C, and a local passenger from Bristol
to Knoxville. Every car in the east
bound train was demolished except the
sleeper. None of the passengers on
the westbound train were killed.
A large number of people were goimj
from Knoxville to New Market to at
tend the funeral of W. R. King, a
prominent citizen of that place. James
King, one of the dead, was a brother
of W. R. King.
The Southern Railway officials have
given out the following account of the
"No. 15, a passenger train from
Knoxville for Bristol, and No. 12, a
passenger train from Bristol to Knox
ville, collided just west of New Mar
ket, Tenn., at 10:18 a. m. The en
gines and coaches were badly dam
aged. The wreck occurred on a curve.
The baggage car and engine of No. 15
were destroyed the engine, one com
bination car, one baggage ear anddent
three coaches of No. 12 were almost
totally wrecked. The four sleepers on
No. 12 did not leave the track and
were not damaged. No passengers in
the sleepers were injured, but between
50 and 75 coach passengers were killed
and 100 to 150 injured. Both engi
neers are under the engines."
The cause of the wreck is said to
be misreading of orders by the con
ductor of No. 15.
JANITOR MAKES CHARGES.
Blames School Board for Disaster at
Pleasant Ridge, O.
Cincinnati, Sept. 26.Of the twenty
three girls rescued from the Pleasant
Ridge school vault when nine girls
lost their lives Lizzie Matheys, aged
ten, and Etta McGraw, aged fifteen,
had not improved up to noon. Stella
Corolla, aged ten, who was not
pected to survive the night, has recov
ered consciousness, but her recovery
is regarded doubtful. The mayor and
members of the school board have
raised by subscription almost $1,000
for families of the victims.
Henry Swift, formerly janitor, re
peats his statement that the floor par
tially caved in two years ago, when he
laid additional boards on the floor and
that members of the board disregarded
his warning. The latter reply by say
ing that Swift was offended when he
was discharged. It has been demon
strated that a new floor was recently
laid on old joists and it is thought
that the fumes of the vault caused the
latter to decay.
PASSES A RESTLESS NIGHT.
Condition of Lady Curzon Said to Be
London, Sept. 26.Lady Curzon of
Kedleston, who has been ill at Walmer
castle for several days, passed a rest
less night and her condition is less
A successful operation was per
formed upon Lady Curzon during the
afternoon and* it is announced that
her ladyship's condition is grave but
that the outlook is more hopeful.
New York, Sept. 26.Mrs. L. Z. Lei
ter and daughter, who raced across con
tinent on the way to London to
bedside of Lady Curzon, who is crit
ically ill at Walmer castle, succeeded
in catching the Red Star liner Vader
land just as she was about to sail and
are now on their way to Europe.
INMATES ESCAPE SAFELY.
Parochial School in South Boston De
stroyed by Fire.
Boston, Sept. 26.St. Augustin's
parochial school in South Boston wa3
destroyed by fire during the after
noon. Few persons were in the build
ing at the time.
The school is in charge of the Sis
ters of Notre Dame. They occupy a
three-story brick building next to
school. They made a hurried exit in
safety. Several firemen were injured
by flying slate when the roof collapsed
and were taken to a hospital.
Escapes With Fine of $300.
Grant! Rapids, Mich., Sept. 26.Ex-
Alderman Abraham Ghysels has been
sentenced in superior court to pay a
fine of $300 for accepting a 'bribe in
connection with the Lake Michigan
water deal. He had previously plead
ed guilty to accepting $300 of the
bribery fund. He paid the fine at once.
Marshal Kills Hotel Man.
Des Moines, Sept. 26.Marshal Dan
Ellis of Lineville shot and instantly
killed Bill Wallace, hotel proprietor.
Ellis claims that the killing was ingine
self-defense and he has surrendeied
himself to the sheriff.
Coal for the Baltic Fleet.
Berlin, Sept. 26.A special dispatch
from Dortmund says that heavy con
signments of coal are being shipped
to the mouth of the Ems, where a
large number of steamers have been
chartered to act as colliers for theable
Russian Baltic fleet The three Ger
man steamers which are at EmiS^n
are laden with English coal intended
for the Russians.
The Bemidji Paily Pioneer
VOLUME 2. NUMBER 135. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1904.
TEN CENTS PER WEEK
MUST FEED CENTRAL EUROPE.
United States Will Have to Furnish
Washington, Sept. 26.According to
Consul General Mason at Berlin the
United States will have to help feed
Central Europe during the coming au
tumn and winter on account of the
drought in Austria, Russia, Germany,
Switzerland and France.
The consul general states that since
Aug. 15 a careful inquiry as to the
grain crops and the general agri
cultural situation has been made by
the central station for Prussian agri
culture, whose report shows there was
a falling off from the yield of last year
in spring wheat, winter rye, spring
rye, barley and oats. Winter wheat
furnished the only exception.
REPORTS ARE EXAGGERATED.
Canadian Wheat Crop Said to Be a
Ottawa, Ont., Sept. 26.Hon. Clif
ford Sifton, minister of agriculture,
Friday cabled to Lord Strathcona, the
Canadian high commissioner in Lon
that the Manitoba and Northwest
wheat crop is a fair one and that the
reports as to rust and frost are gross
ly exaggerated. The crop will aggre
gate from 55,000,000 to 60,000,000 bush
Air Brake Causes Wreck of Great
While running about twenty
miles an hour a Great Northern
special wheat Grain bound for
Duluth was wrecked a short dis
tance east of Bagley and seven
cars derailed, two of them being
crushed to splinters. The acci
was caused by the air brake
being turned on to several of the
cars and they immediately left
the track. No one was injured
in the accident. The east bound
passenger was delayed for two
hours by the wreck.
In "An American Tramp", E
E. Kidder, the wtll known play
wright who wrote "A Poor-Rela
tion" and "Peaceful Valley" for
Sol Smith Russell, solves the
problem that has vexed the rural
communities for years. In it
Mr.. Kidder attempts to show
that with kindness and just ap
of man. even if in rags,
and the consequent respecting of
his rights will impel even the
most confirmed hobo to think he
is on earth for a purpose. In
this play the author promises a
new and rather novel motive, that
of a rascally husband insuring
the life of his wife, then stupify
ing her with drugs, hiding her in
an attic of a deserted (and sup
posed to be haunted) house, sub
stituting another body for hers
and collecting the insurance
thereon. Through the medium
of an ordinary tramp the wronged
wife is liberated and restored to
rights that had been wrested
from her and the guilty pun
ished. There is said to be a
happy blending of pathos and
wit in "An American Tramp".
Jos. Keurney plays
Jack", Miss Blanche Henshaw,
the dainty little soubrette,- Miss
Edna Clayton, the weK known
opera prima donna, late of the
Castle Square Company Miss
Virginia Melville, a clever char
acter Irishwoman, and in fact
part is in the hands of
competent people, and the play
is said to be one of the most suc
cessful comQdy melodramas on'
the road this season. At City
Opera house tonight.
Takes Possession Tomorrow.
Hon. J. M. Markham will take
possession of the Markham hotel
tomorrow morning instead today,
as stated in the Pioneeer Satur
day. The final details of
transfer were completed today
and the property will change
tomorrow. No change
will be made to the hotel for
some time, but Mr. Markham ex
pects to make some needed im
provements during the winter.
Cylinder Blew Out.
One of the cylinders on the en
gine of the east bound passenger
train blew out just after the train
left Solway this afternoon and as
a result the train was delayed
nearly an hour. The damage was
repaired as much as possible,
however, and the engine was run
to Cass Lake," where a new en
Beginning Oct. 3rd. I shall be
prepared to receive students
wishing to do work in college,
normal or commercial subjects.
Register now and make a profit
use of your spare time by
taking up some line of study.
For list of subjects, terms etc.
address J. J. Trask, B. A. 1115
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