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VOLUME 2. NUMBEB 140.
OUTPOSTS DRIVEN IN
SHARP FIGHTING NEAR MUKDEN
RESULTS I N DEFEAT FO
JAPANESE PREPARTIONS COMPLETED
INDICATIONS POINT TO A N IMME-
DIATE AGGRESSIVE MOVE-
WAR DISPATCH ES SUMMARIZED.
Kuropatkin's outposts have been
driven in after sharp fighting neai
Mukden and there are indications that
the Japanese are about prepared foi
an aggressive movement.
This, with an official report of the
operations at Port Arthur from Sept
20 to 26, comprises the day's new*
from the front. The Russian general
staff has received news that the Jap
anese assaults during that period were
The general staff gives positive as
surance that the Russian army is stiil
GENERAL ASSAULT ON PORT AR-
THUR CONTINUED FROM
SEPT. 20 O SEPT. 26.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 1.The gen
ral staff has received news that in the
general assault on Port Arthur fioni
Sept. 20 to Sept. 2G the Japanese weio
In view of the above advices the au
thorities at the war office discredit the
Chefoo report that the Japanese ha\e
captured the main forts at Port Ar
thur. The information of the war
office proves that the Japanese losses
during the siege have been 4o,0'iU
killed or wounded.
The health of General Dragomirolf
is worse and there is now no question
of his going to the front. Geneial
Dragomiroll's name has been men
tioned in connection with the appoint
ment of chief of staff of Grand Duko
Nicholas Nichelaievitch, should the
latter be appointed commander-in-chit
ot the Russian forces in Manchuria.
The reports from Seoul of the land
ing of the Russian detachment from
Vladivostok north of Hamheung are
denied at the war office. The fewopponents.
Russian troops in Northeastern Korea,
went there oveiland.
SEVERE FIGHTING IMMINENT
JAPANESE COMPLETE PREPARA-
TIONS FOR ACTIVE FOR-
Mukden, Oct. 1.The delay in the
resumption of the aggressive by Field
Marshal Oyama, according to the best
Information, is due to the necessity
of making good the losses which he
sustained at Liaoyang and to thebuildings
bringing up of stores and munitions.
But the preparations for an active foi
ward mo\ement of the Japanese now
seem to have been completed and a
serious collision is regarded as imPresident
General Kuropatkin during the day
reviewed several detachments of troops
whi( have just arrived here and con
ferred the St. George's cioss upon
eighteen officers who distinguished
themselves at the battle of Liaoyang.
RUSSIAN OUTPOSTS ROUTED
i SEVERE FIGHTING SAID TO HAVE
,v OCCURR ED I N THE VICIN-
ITY OF MUKDEN.
St. Petersburg. Oct. 1.From a re
liable source the Associated Press
hears that sharp fighting has orrur.ed
near Mukden, lesulting in tlK Jupjui^se
driving in Geneial Kuiopalwu:':, out
Important dispatches have been .re-
ceived and tiaiioinitted to the em
peror. They are believed to confirm
the Associated Press' information.
The general staff, however, is unable
at present to go beyond the positive
assurance that the main Russian army
is still at Mukden.
May End Alexieff's Career.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 1.The report
that Viceroy Alexietf will return to
St. Petersburg has been accepted as
true ever since the decision to form a
second Manchuiian anny was an
nounced. It appears still to be a ques
tion, however, whether his return in
volves the practical winding up of his
public career. The reports of his be
coming chancellor are regarded as idle
gossip, devoid of solid foundation.
INDIANS ATTACK CAMPS.
Many Persons Killed and Wounded in
New York, Oct. 1.Advices re
ceived by mail from a correspondent
of the Herald at Belize, British Hon
"In the recent attack by Indians on
the camps of chewing gum gatherers
in Southern Mexico 17 persons were
killed, 18 wounded and 57 more either
murdered or carried into captivity."
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AGED STATESMAN'S END CAME AS
HE DESIRED, PEACEFUL AND
WITHOUT A STRUGGLE.
MOST INTERESTING OF PUBLIC MEN
HAD DECIDED CONVICTIONS, TE
NACITY OF PURPOSE AND UN-
Worcester, Mass., Oct. 1.The toll
ing of the bells of the church towers
and fire stations of Worcester com
municated to his fellow citizens the
intelligence of the passing of United
Statos Senator Geo#ge Frisbie Hoar,
whose death occurred at
At 2:55 o'clock the chimes on Ply- been washed away and no trains can
get in or out on the Santa Fe, Denver
and Rio Grande and Colorado and
Southern railways. The latest report
received before all the wires were lost
said the Santa Fe depot had been
washed away and the Harvey hotel
was threatened with destruction. So
far as known there have been no lives
lost. Trinidad is the county seat of
Las Animas county and the center of
an extensive coal mining region. Its
population numbers about 5,000.
At the Colorado Southern train dis
patcher's office in this city it was said
that the last news received from Trini
dad was that the city reservoir had
gone out. It could not be learned
whether any loss of life resulted or
what damage was done. Railroad men
said it had been raining very heavily
in the vicinity of Trinidad since
mouth church played "Nearer, My God,
to Thee." The tidings communicated
by the tolling bells were heard
throughout the city and within a few
minutes numerous inquiries were made
at the newspaper offices by telephone.
The people of Worcester, to whom
Senator Hoar was endeared in a meas
ure beyond that ever given to any
othei man, anxiously followed the
course of his sickness for six weeks
and Hundreds of calls on the telephone
had been made daily at the local news
paper oliices by peisons who desiieJ
to hear the latest news from the beu
The state of profound stupor, which
was an indication of the appioach Oi
death, embraced the senator for fou/
houis. The patient had expressed tho
wish early in his illness that he mi^hc
die peacefully and without a slruggio
Such a death C3n^e to him.
Besides Dr. Gilman the senator's t"'o
children, Rockwood Hoar and M.
Mary Hoar, were at the bedside until
Message From the President.
Rockwood Hoar has received tho
following message fiom President
"accept my most profound sym
pathy. Tho loss is not yours only, but
ot all those who believe in the lofty
standard of purity, integrity and fea
lessness in public life
it is understood that the funo: .1.
will be held Monday irom the Church
of the Unity and that Rev. rjiai
Everett Hale, chaplain of the United
States senate, will be asked to
Senator Hoar was one of the most
interesting of the public me.i of
time. His convictions weie pro
nounced, his tenacity of purpose was
remarkable and his integrity was
never questioned even by his bitterest
He enteied public lite
eaily in the fifties and served the peo
ple in one capacity oi another, with
but lev/ bieaks, for full two score
yeais, and he died a poor man as the
world rec Kons riches. Senator Hota
was seventy-eight years of age and
represented Massachusetts in the
upper branch of congress since 1877.
General Regret at Boston.
Boston, Oct. 1.News of the death
of Senator George F. Hoar was re
ceived with gieat regret by all classes
ol citizens. In politics he had
enemies in this state and Democrats
were not behind the members of his
own party in paying tribute to hisaged
worth. Soon after daylight the flags
on the statehouse were haltmasted and
later similar tokens of mourning were
displayed on the city hall and other
throughout the city.
IN INTEREST O CIVILIZATION.
Asked to Interfere in Affairs
of Congo Free State.
Washington, Oct. 1.A petition
calling upon the piesident to intervene
in the affairs of the Congo Free State
in the interests of civilization was
presented to President Roosevelt by
E. D. Morel, who was accompanied to
the White House by Acting Secretary
of State Loomis. The petition is in
"Memorial to the president of the
United States of America concerning
affairs in the Congo Free State, by
the Congo Reform association, sup
ported by the British and Foreign
Anti-Slavery society and the Aborig
ines Protection society."
This is numerously signed by men
whoo names are known throughout
tho world, the list being headed by the
Earl of Aberdeen.
THIEVES SECURE MUCH LOOT.
Wealthy St. Paulite Loses Jewelry and
St. Paul, Oct. 1.Jewelry esti
mated to be worth $4,000 was stolen
from the house of E. N. Saunders,
president of the Northwestern Fuel
company, while the family were din
Sn^ak thieves secured an-entrance
through a basement doorway, gained
the second floor and so quietly con
ducted their operations that the family
did not know that the house had been
robbed until seveial hours later.
A hasty search of the premises
showed that the rooms on th.- second
floor had been looted and jewelry and
plate of costly value taken.
The search had evidently been
hasty, as several articles of value had
Wife Murderer Executed.
Chicago, Oct. 1.Frank Lewan
dowski, convicted of wife murder, wag
hanged in the jailyard here during the
day. Lewandowski, in a drunken rage,
cut his wife's throat and then his own
because sne would not compel her
son, his stepson, to work. The slayer
hovered between life and death for
Lady Curzon Somewhat Better.
Walmer Castle, Eng., Oct. 1.The
physicians in attendance on Lady Cur
zon have issued the following bulletin:
"Her ladyship passed a quiet night
and is, oa the whole, somewhat bet-
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GREAT DAMAGE DONE
TRINIDAD, COLO., ENTIRELY CUT
O FF A S RESULT O DISAS-
CITY RESERVOIR HAS GONE OUT
WIRES ARE DOWN AND EXTENT
OF THE DISASTER CANNOT
Denver, Oct. 1.Extensive dam
age is reported to have been done in
Trinidad, Colo., by a flood in the Las
Animas river. All wires in the vicin
ity are down and communication with
the city is entirely cut off. All bridges
and about the city are said to have
MANY BRIDGES WASHED OUT
Railroad Traffic in New Mexico at a
Santa Fe, N. M., Oct. 1.Railroad
traffic in New Mexico is at a standstill
owing to heavy rains. Every one of
the three lailroads centering at Santa
Fe is washed out, the Santa Fe Central
at Estanca, Clark and near this city
the Denver and Rio Grande between
this city and F.spanola and between
Embudo and Antonito, and the Santa
Fe between Las Vegas and Albu
querque. No train has arrived in
twai^f-our lions and all the wires
are down. The washouts are the
ofa^-p-worst west of Albuquerque and be
tween Albuquerque and El Paso. All
telegraph wires in this city are down.
Many bridges were carrfed away by
flood. No loss of life is reported,
but property damage throughout the
territory is heavy.
MANY FIREMEN OVERCOME.
Destructive Blaze Wipes Out Big Re
New York, Oct. 1.Nea:Iy $250,000
loss was caused by a fire in the big
block of meat packing houses and re
frigerating plants in Tenth avenue, be
tween Thirteenth and Fourteenth
streets. The fire started late in the
evening and burned steadily through
the night before it was brought under
control. The heaviest loss was in the
three-story building occupied by the
Packing company, the T. A.
Wheeler company and Conron Bros.,
dealers in poultry. Thefirealso dam
or practically destroyed two four
story buildings occupied by T. A.ists
Wheeler & Co. and the C. H. Ham
mond company. The loss to the Cud
ahy company is estimated at $125,000
and that to the others between $75,000
Fire Chief Croker came near meet
ing death by falling through a floor
weakened by the flames into a cellar
under the building. His hand was
Gases from bursting ammonia pipes
and tanks made the fire one of the
worst with which the firemen have had
to contend in a long time. Nearly
two score firemen were overcome by
the fumes, but all recovered.
BULL TIES RAILROAD.
Derails Several Cars and Delays Traf
fic Six Hours.
Ashland, Wis, Oct. 1.A bull be
longing to a farmer near Dauby, a
small station near Mason, on the
Omaha road, attempted to buck a
freight train off the track and almost
The animal charged the engine, but
was tossed in the air. At the place of
collision the road runs through a cut
and the bull, striking the walls, rolled
down on to the track, derailing six
cars. The wrecked cars delayed traffic
six hours, the Twilight Limited being
obliged to transfer its passengers at
Terrific Explosion of Gas.
Cleveland, Oct. 1.A two-story
brick building at the corner of Fleet
street and Independence road used by
the East Ohio Natural Gas company
as a distributing station, was demol
ished during the day and two men
probably fatally injured as a result of
a terrific explosion of gas. Because
of the explosion natural gas was shut
off from a large portion of the city,
causing much inconvenience.
New Albany, Tnd., Oct. 1.James
Dalton was assassinated near Fairdale
while passing the house of Samuel
Jones. It is charged the shot came
from the second story of the Jones
house. One year ago during a quarrel
Dalton shot Jones, but was acquitted
and Jones filed suit for $50,000, which
suit was to come to trial next week.
Fairbanks in Washington State.
North Yakima, Wash., Oct. 1.
Senator Fairbanks made his first stop
during the day at Prosser, a prosper
ous agricultural town on the Yakima
river. Practically the entire popula
tion of the town was at the railroad
station and the senator was received
with cheers. He spoke for only a few
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1904.
REITERATES HI 8 fOSlT10N.
President Determineii to Keep Out of
Wisconsin Fight. -.^t-s,
Washington, Oct. 1. President
Roosevelt has reiterated to Represen
tative Cooper of Wisconsin his ex
pressed determination not to partici
pate in any way in the .factional trou
ble now in progress in that state. At
the conclusion of the interview Mr-.
"The president said to me: 'I pro
pose to take no part in the unfortunate
contest which now is in ^progress with
in the Republican party^-of Wisconsin.
That is my policy and my determina
tion. It has not been departed from in
the past and it will no be in the fu-
Mr. Cooper informed the president
that, in his opinion, the Republican
national ticket would rqceive the sup
port of all Republican^ in Wisconsin
"despite the unhappy factional differ
ences that exist in the state" and that
those differences would' not affect," in
any serious degree, the national elec
Issues Warning to Nurserymen.
St. Anthony Park, Minn., Oct. 1.
The state entomologist of Minnesota
has discovered in a shipment of Caro
lina poplars from New York state the
beetle known as tho adler and willow
green, introduced from England soihe
years ago. He says, every means
should be taken by nurserymen and
others interested to stamp out this
before it gains a foothold.
Ladies Literary club meet with
Mrs. L. H. Bailey Monday Oct. 3.
All members are requested to
Mrs. Susie Murch,
Mrs, Catherine R. Poss,
Confessions of a Priest.
Rev. Jno. S. Cox, of Walse,
Ark., writes, "For 12 years I
suffered from yellow jaundice. 1
consulted a number of physicians
and tried all sorts of? medicines,
but got no relief. Then I began
the use of Electric Bitters and
feel that, I am now cured of a di
sease that had me in its grasp
for twelve years." If you want
reliable medicine for liver and
kidney trouble, stomach disorder
or general debility, get Electric
druggists Only SDc.
The application of William Tait
Seel man to wed Miss Kathleen
Murphy was received today by
Clerk of Court Rhoda and the li
cense was granted and returned
this afternoon bymaii. Both the
contracting parties are residents
of Baudette, where they have
lived a number of years.
In the Baptist church the
Lord's Supper at 10 30a. m. to
morrow. Preaching at 11 a. m.
and 7:45 p. m. Sunday school at
noon. Junior at 2:30. Yojng
Peoples at 7 p. m. All welcome.
Cause of Lockjaw.
Lockjaw, or tetanus, is caused
by a bacillus or germ which ex
plentifully in street dirt. I
is inactive so long as exposed to
the air, but when carried beneath
the skin, as in the bounds caused
percussion caps or by rusty
tiai!^. and when the air is ex
dud the germ is roused to ac
tiwty and produces the most vir
ulent poison known. These
germs may be destroyed and all
danger of lockjaw avoided by ap
plying Chamberlain's Pain Balm
freely as soon as the injury
is received. Pain Balm is an
anii-eptic and causes cuts,
bruises and like injuries to heal
without maturation and in one
third the time required by the
usual treatment. Sold by Bar
ker's Drug store.
The small black rat terrior
belonging 10 George McTaggart,
died this morning as a result of
partaking of some of the
poison which seems to be scart
tered over the entire city. Anti
dotes were administered to the
dog but were of no avail. This
makes a score or more which
have met death by being poison
ed and those who have lost the
canines are anxious to find the
distributors of the poison.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
No one who is acquainted with
its good qualities can be sur
prised at the great popularity of
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
It not only cures colds and grip
effectually and permanently, but i
prevents these diseases from re
suiting in pneumonia. I is al'
a certain cure for croup Whoop
ing cough is not dangerous when
this remedy is given. I contains
no opium or other harmful sub
stance and may be given as confi
dently to a baby as to an adult.
It is also pleasant to take. When
all of these facts are taken into
consideration it is not surprising
that people in foreign lands, as
well as at home, esteem this rem
edy very highly and very few are
willing to take any other af tor
having once used it. For sale by
Barker's Drug store.
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