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SEVERE FIGHTING OCCURS IN
THE MOUNTAINS OF EAST-
CONSTABULARY ENGAGES PULAJANES
NOTORIOUS OUTLAW OYAMO AND
FIFTY OF HIS FOLLOWERS
Manila, Oct 19 A force under Lieu
tenant Pogge of trie constabulary has
defeated a large number of Pulajanes
in the mountains of Eastern Samar,
killing the notorious outlaw, Oyamo,
and fifty of his followers.
CROWDS IN ATTENDANCE.
French Parliament Assembles in Ex
Paris, Oct. 19.Pailiament leassem
bled during the day in extraordinary
ses&ion Crowds filled the galleries
and lobbies of the chamber of deputies,
anticipating that the opening debate
glowing out of the severance of diplo
matic relations between Fiance and
the Vatican would be interesting. A
lively incident occuired in the coiri
10, Beltrami A\onue
is between M. Pugliesi-Conti, Re-
'b "a and M. Celestm Bosc, a late
.pa tu-t candidate. The latter
i & 1 1. I'uf ^si Conti, who respond
i 1 b. .v^ from his umbiella. The
rait' weic eventually sepaiated.
i iiiissoi presided in the chamber,
i interpellations were pre
^tinol. i .a. ler Combes, in behalt ot
th nmistry, piopot.ed that the cham
be fust discuss the interpellations
relxtr, to the rupture with Rome and
theicaflcr the Mai^eilles stuke and
the chaiges against the Rf1mmistiation
ol the -ai oifice The pioposal bi ought
on a spinted conti oveisy.
UNABLE TO PAY INDEMNITY.
Great Britain Will Hold Tibetan Terri
tory Many Years.
London, Oct. 19.The demand of
Great Uutain of an in .enmity oi $3,-
550,000 from the Tibetans appeaj like
ly to lead to a prolonged Bntish occu
pation of the Chumbi ".alley The
Tibetans declaied their inability to
pay the indemnity within the three
years first stipulated and Gieat Britain
has now proposed that payments be
made at the rate of $50,000 yeaily and
that until the whole sum is paid the
British retain possession of this valley,
which i the key to Tibet. The Tibet
ans are said to approve of the proposal,
but China opposition to the ratifica
tion ot the treaty is increasing fears
that the Dalai Lama and his Russian
associate may be induced to return to
Lhasa and upset the Biitish calcula
STRIKERS SEEKING WORK.
Colorado Coal Miners Give Up After
Denver, Oct. 19.The stuke of coa!
miners of district No. 5, Unitea Mine
Workers ol A.menca, which has been
on for a vear, has been actK ally
clospd up. arco cni
to a dispatch to
the News fiom Tnnidad. The comnns
siai'es ai closed, most of the tents
have been taken down and the men
aie looking for situations wherevei
they can get them All the men who
were on strike up to Oct. 12 are given
union clearance caids.
ADAMS WAS GENEROUS.
Left Money to Be Divided Among His
New York, Oct. 19.On leaving Sing
Sing prison Al Adams, the policy king,
lett "81,500 to be divided among his fel
low prisoners The money was dis
tubuted by Edward O Qtrgh, a *orger,
who remained a dav longer at Smg
Smg foi that purpose "I want this to
go to long termeis," was the request
Of forty men to whom the money was
to be appoitioned only a few wanted
it, the lest asking that their share be
sent to their families.
GUNBOAT SENT TO THE SCENE.
Two British Steamers Attacked by Chi
Shanghai, Oct. 19The British
steamers Pakkang and Hoiho weie at
tacked by pirates in the West river
near Canton during the night. A Brit
ish gunboat has been dispatched to
The Pakkang is a vessel of 434 tons,
owned by the Kwangwan Steamboat
company, of Hongkong. The Hoiho is
of 601 tons and is owned by the Chiwo
Steamboat company of Hongkong.
The companies are British concerns.
GIVEN TEN YEARS IN PRISON.
lowan Acknowledges Embezzlement of
Davenport, la., Oct. 19.Ex-Mayor
S. F. Smith of this city, son of Samuel
Francis Smith, author of "My Country,
Tis of Thee,' stood before the district
court dining the morning to receive
sentences, one tor embezzlement and
one for perjury. Smith was sentenced
to ten years' imprisonment in the peni
tentiary at Anamosa As trustee of
large estates Smith recently acknowl
edged embezzlement of $120,000.
Fire Threatens Entire Town.
Rehoboth Beach, Del., Oct 19.Fire
which broke out here duiing the day,
caused by the upsetting of a stove in
the cottage of Mrs. King, resulted in
a loss of nearly $20,000 and for a time
threatened the town with destruction.
Several cottages were burned. Assist
ance was summoned from Georgetown,
Lewes and Wilmington.
Ohio Bank Closes Its Doors.
Bellefontaine, O., Oct. 19.The
Rush Sylvania bank, owned by Ken
yon Bros., at Rush Sylvania. failed to
open during the day. Inquirers learned
that the Messrs. Kenyon had gone into
bankruptcy. It is estimated that the
deposits amount to $30,000.
WAR DISPATCHES SUMMARIZED.
No direct word has come from the
REPULSED WITHGREAT LOSS
RUSSIANS FIERCELY ASSAULT
JAPANESE CENTER UNDER
Tokio, Oct. 19.The Russians fierce
ly assaulted General Oku and attacked
Generals Nodzu and Kuroki on Mon
day night, bat were everywhere re
pulsed with heavy losses.
Washington, Oct 19.The Japancs
legation has received the following
cablegiam fiom Tokio:
'"Maishal Oyama lepoits that on
Monday night the enemy twice made
fierce assaults on the front and the'
right column of our left aimy and some
small assaults in the direction of our
center and right armies. We repulsed
them all, inflicting heavy losses."
JAPS MAKE NIGHT ATTACK.
Russians Repulse the Enemy and
Seize a Village.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 19.The general
staft has received the following dis
patch from General Sakharoff:
"The Russians repulsed a Japanese
attack on their right wing during the
night of Oct. 17 and seized the village
of Shalandtzy, on the bank of the
Shakhe river and east of Shakhe. The
enemy stiongly bombaided the cap
tuied village, but did not advance to
the attack on Lone Ti*e hill, now
called Putiloff hill.
The work of burying the dead pro
ceeded all night long. Military honois
were paid the Japanese dead.
"A. considerable concentration of
the enemy's troops has been observed
against our center. There was no
fighting Monday on our left flank."
CAPTURED FOURTEEN GUNS.
Russians Enveloped Advance Columr.
Tokio, Oct. 19.The Russians en
veloped General Yamada's column on
Sunday, Oct. 16, and captured fourteen
guns. The Russians ai now concen
tiating in front of the left army under
General Oku and the center army un
der General Nodzu and another great
battle is expected.
RAIN ON THE BATTLEFIELD.
Roar of Artillery Continues Despite
Mukden, Oct. 19.It rained during
the night but the roar of the artillery
did not cease for a moment. The day
broke cold and with a cutting wind.
The roads have been ruined by the
Chinese Aiding Japanese.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 19.A special
dispatch from Mukden says the Chi
nese villageis are actively*aiding the
Japanese. General Sakharoff, it is
added, was fired upon from a hut and
five of his escorts were wounded.
ENGINE RUNS OVER CHILD.
Boy Opens Valve on Threshing Ma
chine and Is Killed.
Belle Plaine, Minn., Oct. 19.A
seven-year-old son of John L. Sullivan,
a th'-esher living eight miles south of
Belie Plaine, was killed during the
afternoon. opened a valve on a
thresher engine, starting the engine,
Nvhkh ran over him and killed him in
emidji Daily Pioneer
No Fighting Yesterday-Both Armies
o\l d'-ung the day,
but the dispatches lcove little doubt
that the Russians and Japanese are
continuing the fighting that has raged
despeiately for ten days.,
Maishal Ojama lepoits that during
the night tvo fierce assaults weie
made on his left aimy and seveial
lighter attacks on other portions ot
Mne, all of which v.ere repulsed,
while St. Peteisburg says that heavy
cannonading continued throughout the
night, presaging impoitant move
Beyond the fact that the great battle
has gone against the Russians and
that there have been detached engage
ments almoot unnvalied in then
biavery and despeiatencss on both
sides, no new light is On own on the
St. Peteisbuig officials stoutly ma
tain that Kuiopatkin, far from being
whipped into a disorderly lout, is fight
ing a masteily letreatmg battle and,
while he has been defeated, he is com
pelling the Japanese to puichase the
victoiy at a cost of men and muni
tions that is exhausting.
A dispatch fiom Mukden says that it
is cold, that a cutting wind is blowing
and that the roads have been ruined
by the lams.
A dispatch from Tokio confirms the
repoit that the Russians on Sunday
bioke through an advanced column and
captuied fouiteen guns. The dispatcn
adds that the Russians ^re concentrat
ing in lront of the Japanese left ami.,
and that another great battle is ex
and Waiting for Dry Roads Before
Mukden, Oct. 19.Tuesday passed quietly and no firing was heard last night. The Japs
appear to be slowly falling back. This morning broke clear but chilly. Wh"n the roads are
dryer the battle will probably be resumed as the two armies are everywhere in close contact.
PLUNGES OVER ABUTMENT.
Occupants of Automobile Killed or
Springfield, O., Oct. 19.An auto
mobile run at reckless speed in the
darkness plunged over an abutment
going up tor a new bridge over the
Mad river, seven miles north. The
huge machine turned upside down and
was smashed and flattened on the
rocks below Vernon Middleton,
brother of Judge E. Middleton, was
killed outnght. Mrs. Bessie Wilkms
had her left aim broken and is badly
bruised. Mis. Virginia Hundley has
internal injuries and may die. Charles
R. Murphy, son of Postmaster Murphy,
escaped with slight injuries. The en
tire party is from Urbana and had
been out for an all night ride.
VICTIMS OF HUNTERS.
Boy Dead and Woman Wounded Near
Red Wing, Minn.
Red Wing, Minn., Oct. 19.Edward
Johnson, seventeen years old, was
found dead the woods ten miles
noith of town with a bullet wound in
his head. He was hantmg with some
othei boys who lost track of him in
the woods Whether it was a stiay
bullet from the gun of one of his own
paity or from that ot some othei
hunter is not known.
Mrs. Herder, an elderly woman who
lives near Fiontenac, was shot in the
shoulder by pai ties unknown who were
not far oft in the woods.
INCORPORATED IN WISCONSIN.
New Railroad to Be Built From Illi
nois Into Iowa.
Milwaukee, Oct. 19.A Sentinel spe
cial fiom Madison, Wis., says. The
Wisconsin and Illinois Railway com
pany has filed ai tides of incoipo
ration in the office ot the secretary of
state. The papers had previously been
approved by the attorney general. The
company proposes to build a road
ninety-eight miles long, running from
Warren or Apple River, 111., to East
Dubuque, by way of Platteville, Lan
caster, Bloomington, Ipswich, Sinsina
wa Mound, Cuba City and Hazel Green.
The capital is $25,000.
CASUALTIES ON RAILROADS.
Report Issued by Interstate Commerce
Washington, Oct. 19.A report is
sued by the interstate commerce com
mission shows that the total number ot
casualties to persons on railroads in
the United States during the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1904, was 55,130,
comprising 1,787 killed and 51,343 in
jured. This shos a large increase.
The total number of collisions and
derailments was 11,291, involving $9,-
383,077 of damage to cars, engines
and roadway. This is an increase of
648 collisions and dei ailments.
MOTORMAN IS KILLED.
8everal Other Persons in Grave Peril
in New York.
New York, Oct. 19.One man was
killed and numeious persons narrowly
escaped senous injury in a collision
on the Third avenue elevated line last
night. The dead man is Irving Lam
phere, motorman on one of the trains.
He was pinned under the wreckage
and died shortly after being removed.
An engine and several cars were being
switched to the express track when
they ran into a train standing at One
Hundred and Twelfth street.
ENGINEER DEAD IN CAB.
Heart Disease Strikes Down Man at
McCook, Neb., Oct. 19.Engineer
James O'Connell of the Burlington
road was stricken dead of heart dis
ease at his throttle soon after the
train his locomotive was drawing had
left here on its run to St. Louis.
The train was running at a high rate
of speed when the fireman discovered
the dead engineer. The fireman
backed the tiain into McCook and
when another engineer was supplied
it went on to St. Louis.
SNOWING IN WYOMING.
No Fea of Stock Losses as Weather
Cheyenne, Wyo Oct. 19.The Avorst
snow stoim of the season is iaging
thiough this section. The storm of
Sunday night was followed bj rain,
which has turned to snow. The stoim
is accompanied by a high wind i
the air is full of drifting snow Rail
road traffic has not been impeded and
there are no fears of stock losses at
this time as the weather is not cold.
BISHOPS BAR DIVORCEES.
Deputies Not Likely to Reconsider
Question of Remarriage.
Boston, Oct. 19.The house of bish
ops, one of the legislative bodies of
the Episcopal geneial convention, has
adopted an amendment to the canon
on tna'rurge and divorce forbidding
the remarnage of any divorced person.
A conference of committees repre
senting the bishops and the deputies
will be held to consider the disagree
ment, but leading clergymen do not
anticipate that the deputies will re
cede from their vote of last week.
BATTLE RAGED ALL DAY.
Russian Correspondent Describes Cap
ture of Lone Tree Hill.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 19.Memirovirh
Danchenko, the ^\ell known Russiaa
wai conespondent, telegiaphs a de
scription oi the lecaptuie of Lone Tree
hill, which tell into the hands of the
Japanese during a night attack while
the Ru^ai^ns slept, lie says:
Gei^c al K'lro^atkm the following
daj oiriered the hill to be taken and
the whole Russian artillery concen
tiated at 5 o'clock in the morning
showered the hill with projectiles,
the awful spectacle lasting the entne
day. It seemed that no human being
could outlive such an ordeal, yet the
defenders remained manfully at their
"The sun was already declining
when Kuropatkin gave the order to
stoim. Six legiments advanced, ford
ing the river in the face of a iuider
ous fiie. 'J he enemy determined to
make us pay dearly for it. He poured
a hail of gun and nfie fire on our ad
vancing coluninsf, but nothing could
stop them They reached the other
side, clambered up and at 11 o'clock
at night the position was in our hands
I have just visited the scene ot our
triumph. The trenches are filled with
dead Japanese and RussiaAs clutched
in a death embrace. I saw no such
ghastly sight at Shipka or Plevna. T/he
credit for the achievement belongs
chiefly to the Thuty-sixth and Nine
teenth rifles. Puheff, leading the
brigade and personally directing the
attack, was the first to reach the sum
mit and in the thick of the fiercest
fighting aiound the Japanese guns.
The Japanese gunners died at their
"Kuropatkin personally thanked the
heroes for their gallant exploit. The
captured guns were brought to Muk-
WILL FIGHT INDICTMENT.
Men Charged With Selling Faulty Life
Trenton, N. J., Oct. 19.J. H. Stone,
H. B. Quintard, Charles W. Russ and
James Russ of the Nonpareil Cork
company, Camden, who were indicted
in the United States district court on
the chaige of conspiring against the
United States government and preju
dice to the government steamboat in
spection laws because of selling life
preservers inside of which were pieces
of iron, have retracted their pleas of
not guilty. These men, through their
counsel, have filed a demurrer and will
fight the indictment on the ground
that the indictment does not charge
any offense of which they are guilty.
It is claimed in their defense that their
goods were sold in the open market
and were not made directly for the
government and that therefore there
was no conspiiacy against the govern
ment as charged in the indictment.
ADJOURNED WITHOUT DAY.
Case of Kempf Against Wisconsin Sec
retary of State.
Milwaukee, Oct. 19.Because attor
neys were either not present or not
ready the suit brought by John J.
Kempf against Secretary of State W.
L. Houser, Chairman Connor and
Henry F. Cochems of the La Follette
state central committee to require the
certification of Kempf's name as candi
date for state treasurer was adjourned
during the day by Judge Willliams in
the circuit court of Milwaukee county
for an indefinite period, no date being
fixed, with the provision that this case
will have precedence at any time over
any other case on the calendar.
JOE WALCOTT ARRESTED.
Pugilist Accidentally Killed Negro and
Boston, Oct. 19.Nelson C. Hall,
colored, was killed and Joe Walcott,
the colored pugilist, was shot through
the right hand by the accidental dis
charge of a revolver in the hands of
Walcott. The accident occurred in the
ante-room of Union Park hall on Wash
ington street, where a dance was in
progress. Walcott was placed under
arrest and later removed to the city
It is believed that Walcott will
never be able to fight again.
NINE CARS GO INTO RIVER.
Plunge From Bridge After Breaking
Winona, Minn Oct. 19.A serious
wreck occuned on the Milwaukee load
al Wabasha, nine freight cais going
off the pontoon bridge into the river.
A freight on the main line had backed
to the Chippewa Valley line and there
nine cars parted from the rest of the
tiam. As there was a down grade to
the river, which is crossed by a pon
toon biidge that is kept open unless
when a train is crossing, the cars
dashed into the river. The brakeman
jumped to the ground.
Object to Sunday Work.
New York, Oct. 19.Teamsters em
ployed in the independent slaughter
ing houses here threaten to strike un
less Sunday work is stopped. They
have appealed to Mayor McClellan
that the law prohibiting labor on the
Sabbath be enforced.
The Pioneer Prints
than any other news
paper between Duluth
and Crookston, St- Paul
and the North Pole.
TEN CENTS PER WEEK
RUSSIA IN NO MOOD TO LISTEN
TO TALK OF MEDIATION IN
THE FAR EAST.
SUGGESTION FROM WASHINGTON
AROUSES RESENTMENT AT
St. Petersburg, Oct. 19.An an
nouncement from Washington saying
that the admin^cration believed that
the time for mediation in the Fa East
ern war was approaching has created
an unfavorable impression in govern
ment circles here, wliere there is an
inclination to associate it with the in
terview of the Associated Press with a
diplomat at Tokio suggesting the pro
priety of renewing the efforts in behalf
of the restoration of peace. The idea
of peace, it is asserted here, could
hardly come more inopportunely, with
the Japanese in the full flush of vic
tory. It has aroused only resentment
and there is no doubt that if President
Roosevelt should actually attempt to
open the question at this time he would
meet with a rebuff.
An official of the foreign office with
whom the correspondent of the Asso
ciated Press talked declined to believe
that the United States seriously con
templated tendering her good offices
at this time. He could not believe
there could exist at Washington the
opinion that such overtures would be
entertainable unless Japan had direct
ly indicated a wish to end the struggle.
That Japan would be glad to make
peace under the present favorable con
ditions he did not doubt, but Russia
was by no means ready.
"All the powers fully understand
Russia's position," said he. "It has
been made quite clear. Russia, as the
emperor announced, will make peace
direct with Japan. No intervention of
an outside power can be tolerated. If
Japan desires to end the war she must
applv direct through such mediary as
she may choose, the United States if
she prefers, but no representations
not coming directly from Tokio would
even be answered. If she has any
propositions to submit, however, they
would of course receive the considera
tion to which they are entitled."
BATTLE STILL UNDECIDED
RUSSIANS HOPE KUROPATKIN'S
ARMY MAY AGAIN RESUME
St. Petersburg, Oct. 19.The issue
of the bloody diama below Mukden is
still in the balance. There is no at
tempt to minimize the severe charac
ter of the reverse suffered by General
Kuropatkin last week, but as yet there
has been nothing absolutely decisive.
There certainly is no rout and no Se
dan and the war office has not yet
given up all hope that Kuropatkin may
be able to again resume a genuine of
fensive. It is asserted here that the
tone which the diplomats and news
papers of Tokio assumed in referring
to what they seem to look upon as the
closing act of the tragedy of General
Kuropatkin's army is certainly pre
mature. Both armies are greatly ex
hausted and the final issues probably
will depend on which can regather it
self the quickest. The Russian legions
are terribly battered and more or less
demoralized, but the splendid manner
in which they went forward against
Lone Tree hill Sunday is sufficient evi
dence that the temper and courage of
the troops are not completely shaken.
The emperor has received Kuropat
kin's and Sakharoff's reports of the
Russian attack upon and capture of
the yillage of Shalandtzy, half way
between Lone Tree hill and Shakhe,
and simultaneously the storming of
the former, thereby gaining two posi
tions of the highest importance on the
south bank of the Shakhe river.
Attempt to Cut Railway Fails.
There was no fighting on the Rus
sian left Monday and the Japanese op
erations on the extrem'e right, evi
dently intended to cut the railroad be
low the Hun river, have failed, the
Japanese being unable to get beyond
Sinchinpu, two miles west of the
Shakhe lailroad station. Field Mar
shal Oyama seems to be massing
troops against the Russian center and
the war office here expects that he will
make a despeiate effort to retake the
two vital positions.
The general staff believes that the
storming of Lone Tree hill, for valor
and slaughter, will occupy a place by
itself in military annals. Kuropatkin,
under whose eye the assault was made,
rechristened it Poulitoff hill in honor
of the man who led the attack at the
head of the Second brigade of the East
Siberian rifle division and who was
subsequently decorated on the field
with the St. George's cross. The hill
is a precipitous, rocky height and al
though the Japanese had occupied it
only a short time they had thrown up
very strong defenses. The river run
ning at its foot increased the difficulty
of the task, tfut it was scaled and car- -T
tied successfully ag^nst the unprece
iented opposition of a Japanese divi
sion, 14,000 men, with many guns. Th
Russian losses were terrible. The "JCa
fighting on the crest of the hill was I^i
altogether with cold steel. The Rus- %&
sian officers, with swords aloft, lead
ing the scaling column, were literally *S
lifted in the air by the Japanese bay
onets and the Japanese then bay
onetted the first of the Russian sol
diers who piled in the trenches. All
the dead in the trenches were bay
onetted, their weapons bearing marks
of the dr#adf ul combat.