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LULL IN OPERATIONS
BOTH ARMIES EXHAUSTED BY
LONG CONTINUED AND DES-
RAINS MAKE THE BGADS IMPASSABLE
OYAMA HAS CHECKED RUSSIAN
ADVANCE BUT IS UNABLE TO
WAR DISPATCHES SUMMARIZED.
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ili vl/ to to Vii to to
With both armies exhausted by the
long continued and desperate fighting
and roads made impassable and
streams bankful fiom recent torrential
rains there has been a lull in theopinion
active operations along the Shakhe
The day's dispatches say that Tues
day passer quietly and the brief ad
vices bearing on the situation as ex
isting now indicate that the battle has
not been resumed.
The Russians still hold the impor
tant position of Lone Tree hill, around
which fighting of the most desperate
character centered, and General Sak
haioff leports that their left flank has
been slightly advanced.
A ,e is diawn over the general sit
itii i, buL (ho net result of the tre
or ous Ladle seems to be that
!A.ta ile effectually checking the
l.nianiuU advance, has been unable to
.in, it i,. lth a vital blow and has
.i.. If 1 ^n stayed in his attempts
oi^patc fiom bays that
thf o^panesc appear to be slowly fall
ing back, but Sakharoff leports to St.
Petei^buig that thoy aie concentrating
at Sinclunpu, west of the raihoad.
Kuiopatkin is strengthening his
right and the dispatches indicate that
the battle will be lesumec1
the roads dry.
as soon as
REPULSED BYTHE RUSSIANS
JAPS MAKE AN EFFORT TO RE-
CAPTURE THE POSITION OF
LONE TREE HILL.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 20.The em
peror has received from Geneial Ku
ropatkin, under date of Oct. 18, the
"During the night the Japanese at
tacked our advanced positions at Lone
Tree hill, but they were repulsed. No
reports have been received of any
other engagements. Everything was
quiet at all oui positions un to l't a. m.
Rain fell all night and the roads have
been greatly damaged."
WAITING FOR DRY ROADS.
General Kuropatkin May Again Assumi
St. Petcrsl urg, Oct. 20.-The dis
patch fiom Oneial Sakhaioti, dated
at noon, confirms the Associated Pi ess'
pievious Mukden advices saving there
was no fighting Tuesday night. The
general lepoits that the Japanese aie
concentiatinj, at Smchinpj, but the
most impoitant information is the fact
that the Russian light is being ex
tended westward, the centei ot thetion
right being now facing Suuhinpu.
This may have been nectbsaiy in ofder
to piotect Kuropatkin ngiit, oi, it
the offe she is imminent, for the pur
pose oi, in conjunction with the ad
vance of the center, crumpling up both
General Oku's flanks and dnviag him
towaids tbe Shakhe nvei
Other signs of the offensive are no
ticed. Theie has been a slight move
ment ot the left upon the Bentsiaputze
roads from Mukden and Pu&hun. No
big movement, howevei, is possible
pending the drjmg of the roads
MARSHAL OYAMA REPORTS.
Russians Seem to Be Gradually With
Tokio, Oct. 20. Field Marshal
Oyama repoits that on Tuesday the
enemy seemed gradually decreasing
his force in the direction of the right
aimy, only small detachments contin
uing activity. The enemy, beaten at
Bensihu. is retreating northeastwards.
In the diiection of the cential army
the enemy Tuesday night made as
aults, but they were all repulsed and
during the day there have been only
occasional exchanges of cannonades.
In fiont of the left army the enemy
Is occasionally filing.
CAPTURES TWO GUNS.
Russian Cavalry Makes a Night Sortie
St. Petersburg, Oct. 20.General
Sakharoff telegiaphs at midday that
the Japanese aie concentrating at Sm
chmpu, west of the laihoad.
A detaenment of Russian cavalry, re
eomioiteiing during the night in the
vicinity of Shakhe, captured two Jap
anese guns with no losses to them
The general adds that Tuesday night
passed quietly, with the exception of
the exploits of the Russian cavalry,
and says the Russian left flank has ad
RAINS CHECK FIGHTING.
Battle Will Be Fiercely Renewed When
Mdkden, Oct. 20.Tuesday passed
quietly. No firing was heard during
the night. The Japanese appear to be
slowly falling back. A glare seen above
their encampments may indicate that
they are burning their stores prior to
The morning broke chilly but clear.
As soon as the roads are drier a re
sumption ef the battle is probable, as
the Russians everywhere are in close
touch with the Japanese.
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1904.
ONLY PARTIAL SUCCESSES.
Russian Vtew of Capture of Lone Tree
Hill and Shakhe.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 20.The flush
of enthusiasm over the capture of Lone
Tre hill and Shakhe, the repulse of
the attacks of the Japanese left and
the hard drubbing given General Ya
mada, with the capture of fourteen ad
ditional guns, has given wav to a
calmer and more sober appraisemenl
of these partial successes.
FiPld Marshal Oyama evidently con
6idei that tone Tree hill, from which
Kuropatkin could pivot a turning
movement against his left, to be of
vital impoitance, as both Monday and
Tuesday nights, the latter during a
teirific stoim, made desperate eftorts
to recaptme it, accompanying the as
saults with demonstrative attacks
against other poinfe. But all the ef
Pititul pictures are painted by war
correspondents of the shelterless sol
diers bivouacked in the cold rain, the
roads converted into quagmires and
the streams flooded.
The militaiy critics are not yet sat
isfied that Ojama is ready to relin
quish the offensive, expressing the
that he may still try to break
through the Russian center in order
to compel Kuroict'nn to retire from
the lire of the Hui river, unless, as
thej believe, he has become convinced
that the superiority of the Russian
numbeis and resetves makes his with
drawal to the line of the Taitse river
WITHDRAWING HIS ARMY.
Kuropatkin Fighting a Stubborn Rear
Tokio, Oct. 20.No reports from the
Japanese Manchurian headquarters
were received during the day and as a
consequence it is assumed here that
inactivity has followed the aboitive
Russian assaults ol Monday night.
The Russian concentration in front
of the armies of Generals Oku and
Nodzu (the left and center, respec
tivelv) on Monday, reported by Field
Mai thai Ojama, created the impres
sion heie that the Russians were plan
ning to assume the aggressive, but it
is now thought that General Kuropat
kin is merely seeking to protect his
right and rear in order to gain time
to withdraw his army across the Hun
river, because it is believed that it will
be impossible for him either to move
aggressively against the Japanese or
to hold his position on the Shakhe
river. Figures showing the Japanese
losses ^ince Oct. 10 aie still incom
plete, as is the count of the guns and
other Russian property captured by
the Japanese. Figures showing the
losses to the Russians are likewise in
There is a popular impression here
that affairs at Port Arthur are reaching
a crisis and it is believed that the end
is only a question of days.
SHOW POOR GENERALSHIP.
French Paper Severely Criticises Rus
Paris, Oct. 20.The Temps gives
prominence to statements in a dis
patch from St. Petersburg, which, it
says, comes from a highly authorita
tive source, severely criticising the
Russian generalship in the latest bat
tle. A detailed explanation is given
of the various reverses and the writer
''At not a point were available Rus
sian forces concentiatcd for an effec
tive offensive. Latrge numbers of men
and camu remained unutilized Or
ders were changed suddenlv con
tradiction and confusing each othx,
testifyirg to general incompetence
General Stakelbeig's army, made up of
the best fighting material, was so de
tached from the main body that the
important turning movement confided
to it was foredoomed to failuie."
The dispatch adds that the informa
at Mukden indicates an early
evacuation of the town.
DL-^ENSES AT HUN RIVER.
Russians Preparing to Make Another
With Geneial Oku's Army at the
Front, Oct. 17, via Fusan, Oct. 20
The Japanese advance is ten miles
south of Mukden. The Russians have
built heavy defenses two miles south
of the Hun liver, where they aie ex
pected to make a stand There are no
natural defenses at that point.
The Japanese report that the battle
has been the most severe yet fought on
the plains, where the Russian forces
consisted of the First army corps ar-d
the Fifth and Sixth Siberian corps.
The only defenses were infantry
trenches, which were hastily made.
BALTIC FLEET WILL DIVIDE.
Cape of Good Hope and Suez Canal
Routes to Be Taken.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 20.The Baltic
fleet will divide, part of it going by
way of the Suez canal and the remain
der around the Cape of Good Hope
Captain Jackovleff, formerly of the
battleship Petropavlovsk, who is now
here, explains that the delays in get
ting the warships through the canal
make a division of the fleet advisable,
the Cape route being only a fortnight
longer, with coaling at sea instead of
in port. He believes the voyage to the
Far East will be made in ninety days
Baltic Fleet Leaves Denmark.
Fakkeberg, Denmark, Oct. 20.The
remainder of the Baltic Russian floc-t
sailed during the morning for theand
Due to Boerse Speculation.
Vienna, Oct. 29.Otto Taussig, who
absconded Oct. 11 at about the time
his brother Victor, head of the firm of
S. Taussig & Co., committed suicide,
has been arrested in the Canary isl
ands. Otto is charged with carrying
off $140,000 of the money of the firm,
l/hich has been declared insolvent,
with liabilities estimated at $600,000,
said to be due to boerse speculations.
Five Vessels Reported Lost.
Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 20.It is re
ported that five vessels have been
wrecked in the storm which has been
prevailing over the east coast between
Miami and Palm Beach. All wires are
down and it is impossible to confirm
the rumop. The schooner Judge James
was wrecked on an island near Palm
Beach. None of the crew was lost.
TAFT GOES TO PANAMA
SECRETAFIY OF WAR WILL INVES-
TIGATE THE DIFFERENCES
WITH THAT COUNTRY.
NEW REPUBLIC IS UNDULY ALARMED
PEOPLE FEAR AMERICAN COLONY
WILL BE ESTABLISHED AND
INJURE THEIR TRADE.
Washington, Oct. 20.The president
has instructed Secretary of War Taft
to proceed at an early date to Panama
to confer with the president of that re
public with a yiew to compromising
the diffeiences*that have arisen be
tween the two countries.
It is impossible to say exactly when
the secretary of war can leave for
Panama, but probably on Nov. 14.
The following letter has been sent
by the president to the secretary of
war, after a conference with the secre
tary of state and the secretary of war,
in respect to the conditions in Pan
"There is ground for believing that
in the execution of the rights con
ferred by the treaty the people of
Panama have been unduly alarmed at
the effect of the establishment of a
government in the canal strip by the
commission. Apparently they fear lest
the effect be to create out of part of
their territory a competing and inde
pendent community, which bhall inju
riously aftect their business, reduce
their revenues and diminish their pres
tige as a nation.
Our Intentions Misconstrued.
''We have not the slightest inten
tion of establishing an independent
colony in the middle of the state of
Panama, or of exercising any gi eater
governmental functions than are nec
essary to enable us conveniently and
safely to construct, maintain and oper
ate tbe canal under the rights given us
by the treaty. Least of all we do not
desire to interfere with the business
and prospenty of the people of Pan
"After a conference with the secre
tary of state and yourself I have con
cluded that it will be of great advan
tage if you can visit the isthmus of
Panama in person and hold a confer
ence with the president and other gov
ernmental authorities of the republic
of Panama. The earlier you are able
to make this visit the better.
"You will advise the president of the
republic what the policy of this gov
ernment is to be and assure him that
it is not the purpose of the United
States to take advantage of the rights
conferred upon it by the treaty to in
terfere with the welfare and prosperity
of the state of Panama, or of the cities
of Colon and Panama. You will make
due report of the result of your visit
on your leturn."
WOULD LIKE TO VOTE.
Italian Catholics Make Strong Plea to
Rome, Oct. 20.Several bishops of
Noithern Italy, including Ferran, arch
bishop of Milan and a close friend of
the pope, have petitioned him person
ally to consider whether the moment
has not arrived to allow Catholics to
participate in the general elections.
According to the petitioners their ab
stention from voung during the last
forty years has bi ought no advantage
to the claims of the Vatican while
it has seriously endangered the^ inter
ests of religion by entrusting power to
the open enemies of the church and
they believe that if the Catholics are
allowed to vote, if not for leal clerical
candidates at least for Conservatives,
it would ensuie the presence in the
chamber of deputies of a strong party
capable of pi eventing the passage ol
bills aimed against religion. The pope
has not yet given a decision, but he
has asked for the opinion of the most
RUMOR IS DISCREDITED.
Cunnrd Line Steamer Reported Lost Is
London, Oct. 20.At the office here
of the Cunard Steamship company the
rumor published in America that the
steamer Slavonia had sunk in a storm
off the Spanish coast is entirely dis
The Slavonia, it is pointed out,
passed Gibraltar Oct. 11 and the offi
cials cannot see how she could be
anywheie in the neighborhood of the
Spanish coast. The vessel is due at
New York Oct. 22.
"MILES CALLS ON PARKER.
Says All Possible Is Being Done to
New York, Oct. 20.General Nelson
A. Miles called on Judge- Parkei dur
ing the day. Later he said:
"All that is possible is being done
for Judge Parker and when the voters
go into the booths in the presence of
their God alone they will vote the
Amoi-g the day's callers were Rep
resentative J. Bowers of Mississippi
A. Zindgiafl of Dallas, Tex.
CATTLE AND SHEEP MEN FIGHT.
Seven Hundred Animals Driven Over
Cliff and Killed.
Big Piney, Wyo., Oct. 20.Ranchers
ariiving here from the vicinity of
Grays nver repoit a pitched battle be
tween the sheep and cattle forces be
tween the river and Piney creek in
hi' 700 sfeeep, the property of the
Gutterfield outfit, were driven over a
cliff and killed.
West Virginia Trip Ends.
Panther, W. Va., Oct. 20 The last
day of the Davis whirlwind campaign
thiough West Virginia is pioceeding
'long the southwestern border of the
.state. At Roderfield Mr. Davis in
lui^cl in heart-to-heart talk with a
few citizensa At lager and Panthe the
audiences were larger and more ex
cel ded speeches were made.
MAY END IN TRAGEDY.
Chicago Pugilist Badly Punished in
Fight at St. Paul.
St. Paul, Oct. 20."Bud" Braun, a
Chicago pugilist, is in a semi-comatose
condition at St. Joseph's hospital and
may die as a result of injuries sus
tained while boxing with Jimmy Potts,
a well known amateur boxer of Minne
apolis, at an athletic entertainment
given at the Amateur Athletic club.
Braun was terribly pummeled in the
second round of the contest and sank
to the floor limp and helpless after two
minutes of fighting. In this time he
took the most severe punishment ever
seen in a local ring.
Potts outclassed his man from
the start and at the end of the first
round Braun staggeied to his corner,
groggy, bleeding and all but out.
At the opening of the second round
Potts 'jumped at his man and began
raining a succession of right and left
handed swings, which Biaun kerned
wholly incapable of avoiding or ward
ing off. Finally Potts backed Braun
into his own corner and, after a suc
cession of straight right and left blows
to the face and jaw, Braun fell against
the ropes and slipped to the mat,
where he took the count of nine. At
the word "ten" he arose and attempted
to put up his guard, but was again
felled with a hard swing to the temple.
The count of "nine" found him again
on his feet, wobbling and trembling
Potts stepped up and planted several
blows on the helpless fighter's body
and jaw and he sank to the mat for
the third time. This time Referee
Sloan declared the fight off and award
ed the decision to Potts.
ANNUAL INDIAN CONFERENCE.
One Hundred and Fifty Delegates in
Lake Mohonk, N. Y., Oct. 20.About
150 delegates weie present during the
day wnen the twenty-second annual
Indian conference was called to order.
Charles fionaparte, member of the
board of Indian commissioners, was
chote peiiuanent chairman. Mr. Bona
parte reviewed the wrongs and injus
tices suffered by the Indians under the
operations of the present laws.
Geneial E. Whittlesey of the board
of Indian commissioners gave a
resume of the year's work among the
Commissioner Jones of the Indian
bureau spoke of the good results of the
abolition of the free ration system ana
of other reforms instituted in the In
Other speakers at the morning ses
sion were White Wolf, a Comanche
Indian, and Alfred J. Standing, for
merly assistant superintendent at the
Carlisle Indian school.
COLORED WOMEN HER THEME.
Mrs. Booker T. Washington Addresses
Des Moines, Oct. 20.Before the Na
tional Congi egational council Mrs.
Booker T. Washington of Tuskeges.
Ala, spoke of "The Advancement of
Colored Women." She spoke of the
educational work among the colored
women and said they owed a debt ot
giatitude to the American Missionary
association and its numerous auxiliar
ies and that the advancement of the
women ot the black race of America is
William F. Slocum, D. D., of Colorado
Springs spoke of the work being done
by the colleges of the West and said
if they were taken out of the life of
the Middle West the history of th..
country would be vastly changed for
ADJOURNS TUESDAY NEXT.
Episcopal Convention Will Pass Over
Boston, Oct. 20.Both houses of the
Episcopal general convention, which
was opened on Oct. 5, have voted in
favor of final adjournment Tuesday
next. There is still much business to
be considered, but some of it will not
be disposed of until the next conven
tion, which is to be held at Richmond,
Va., in 1907 It is understood that sev
eial resolutions bearing on the divorce
question will be referred to that con
vention, although some of them will
be passed upon during the next week.
During the day the house of deputies
resumed consideration of the new
canon establishing courts of leview to
which appeals from diocesan trial
courts can be taken.
BRYAN TOURING INDIANA.
Large Crowds Greet Him at Various
Washingtin. Ind., Oct. 20.The spe
cial of WilUam J. Bryan arrived here
from Bedford during the day aftei
making a biief stop at Shoals. Mr
Bryan was greeted with enthusiasm
and spoke against the increase ot the
Vincennes, Ind., Oct. 20.The Demo
crats are holding an all day rally here.
Mr. Bryan spoke from a stand in the
courthouse square. The crowd was es
pecially demonstrative. The next stop
was at Princeton. Other speeches
were made at Poseyville and Mount
Vernon. The night meeting was at
,T WO FIREMEN INJURED.
Railroad Elevator Destroyed by Fire
Milwaukee, Oct. 20.Fire which
started at S p. m. Tuesday destroyed
elevator B, of the Chicago, Milwaukee
and St Paul railroad at the foot o*
Eighth stieet, which contained 50,000
buphels of oats. Loss, estimated at
$50,000. The fire spread to freight
cais along the tracks and damaged
Firemen Dominick O'Donnell and
Andrew Doyle were badly injured.
Boy at Play Is Hanged.
Sioux City, la., Oct. 20.Tugging
away in boyish fashion to build him
self a trapeze in the attic of his home
Arthur Haaren, aged nine years, son of
Mr. and Mis. Frank Haaren, accident
ally kicked the box and chair upon
which he was standing. The rope be
came fastened about his neck and, all
alone in the garret, the little fellow
was strangled to death.
Lady Curzon Recovering.
Walmer Castle Eng., Oct. 20.Lady
Curzon is progressing sp favorably
that, hereafter, only one bulletin will
be given out daily.
The Pioneer Prints
than any other news
paper between Duluth
aid Orookston, St- Paul
arid the North Pole.
TEN CENTS PER WEEK
STORM IN THE WEST
SNOW AND HAIL FALLS IN WEST-
ERN KANSAS AND BADLY
TEMPERATURE TAKES DECIDED DROP
NEBRASKA, IOWA, MISSOURI AND
WYOMING ALSO EXPERIENE
St. Louis, Oct. 20Snow and hail
fell during the day in wAtern Kansas,
driven by a strong north wind, and
the temperature fell to 41 degs. above
zero. A terrific storm swept over
Dickinson county and at Industry and
near Niles, Central Kansas, hail
stones broke windows and ruined or
chards and alfalfa.
LIGHT FALL OF SNOW.
Severe Storm in Kansas, Nebraska,
Iowa and Missouri.
Kansas City, Oct. 20.A heavy wind
storm, accompanied by rain, in Cen
tral Kansas interfered with telegraph
and telephone wipes, cutting off com
munication over the Union Pacific for
several hours. The storm, which was
central in Eastern Nebraska, where it
was accompanied by a light fall of
snow, appears to be a continuation of
the recent heavy storm in Western
Wyoming and extended into Iowa and
Missouri as well as Kansas City.
ALL BUT TWO RESCUED.
Fire Destroys a Children's Home at
Shelbyville, 111., Oct. 20.The Mid
dleswork children's home was de
stroyed by fire early in the morning
and although the flames were discov
ered while the children were asleep all
but two were rescued. The dead are
Alfred Peterson, nine years old, and
Charles Peterson, eleven years old.
There weie thirty-one children sleep
ing in the upper rooms of the home,
which was a three-story frame and
brick building. One of the older boys
was aroused by the smell of smoke
and gave the alarm. It is believed
that the two children who were burned
were overcome by the smoke in their
beds, as they had evidently made no
effort to escape.
FARMER DROWNS HIMSELF.
Worried Over Poor Crops and Jumped
Breckenridge, Minn., Oct. 20.The
body of Anders Larson of Orwell town
ship, Otter Tail county, was found in
the Otter Tail river two miles east of
here and was brought here by Coroner
Lai son was a man sixty-five years
old and lived on a farm with his fam
ily. The poor crops this year worried
him and he had repeatedly threatened
to drown himself. On Sept. 20 last he
left his hom after dinner and nothing
was seen or heard of him until his
body was found in the river.
THREW OIL IN TH E STOVE.
Domestic and Two Children Perish in
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 20.A special to
the Star says three persons are dead
as a result of the fire in F. W. Barn-"
halt's home at Hartmgton, Neb. The
dead are Doris Barnhart, aged two
Hazel Barnhart, aged three, and Miss
Bertha Briber, a domestic employed
in the house.
Miss Felber threw coal oil in the
kitchen stove and caused an explosion.
The children were playing near the
stove and the flames enveloped them.
BURGLAR ROBS LAKE CAPTAIN.
Goes Aboard Vessel, Chloroforms and
Robs His Victim.
Duluth, Oct. 20.Captain H. Peder
son of the schooner Commodore was
robbed in a sensational and daring
manner at an early hour in the morn
ing while the boat lay at the dock
Pederson was lying in his bunk in
his room asleep when a thief crept in
chloroformed him and abstracted $150
from a pocket in his clothes.
FREIGHT TRAINS COLLIDE.
Two Men Killed and a Third Seriously
Alliance, O., Oct. 20.Two men were
killed and a third seriously injured in
a rearend collision between two freight
trains on the Cleveland and Pittsburg
road near here. The dead are Fireman
C. H. Misner and Brakeman Lally. An
other brakeman was seriously cut and
Twenty freight cars were piled up
in a big mass of wreckage.
TAKE $3,500 IN CASH.
Burglars Rob the State Bank of Clif
ford, N. D.
Clifford, N. D., Oct. 20.Burglars
during the night blew open the safe
of the Clifford State bank and secured
$3,500 in cash, all the money there was
in the bank, and .made their escape.
The bank was insured against burglars
in the Maryland Casualty company and
this concern will have to stand the
Fatally Wounds His Neighbor.
Des Moines, Oct. 20.Pursued down
the country road by the enraged
brother of the woman he loved A. T.
Reed, a farmer, shot and fatally
wounded J. A. Higgins, his neighbor
and friend. Reed is in the Polk county
jail awaiting a preliminary hearing on
a charge of assault with intent to com
Bulgarian Agitator Murdered.
Salonica, European Turkey, Oct. 20.
Popostaman, a notorious Bulgarian
agitator, was murdered here during
the evening, while walking along the
principal street The murderer es