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PREPARING TO RESUME
INDICATIONS POINT TO CONTIN-
UANCE OF THE BATTLE OF
ROADS RAPIDLY GETTING IN SHAPE
BOTH SIDES ARE RECONNOITER-
ING AMD ARTILLERY FIRING
WAR DISPATCHES SUMMARIZED.
Fighting has not been resumed in
Manchuria and the Russian general,
Sakharoff, reports that the two armies
maintain their respective positions.
There is desultory artillery firing
along the lines and reconnaissances
are continuous on both sides, indicat
ing that, with the rapidly drying
roads, developments may soon be
While official figures on the losses
are still absent St. Petersburg believes
from information in hand that the total
Russian casualties during the battle
Of Shakhe river will not exceed 20,000.
There was heavy mortality in offi
cers on the Russian side, 172 being
killed in the fighting of Oct. 11 to 13,
Including one major general and sev
enteen field officers.
RIVER SEPARATES ARMIES
OPERATIONS ON BATTLEFIELD
BELOW MUKDEN CONTINUE
AT A STANDSTILL.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 22.The two
armies face each other across the
Shakhe river, but operations continue
at a standstill. The heavy fog which
hung over the plain has been burned
up by the sun and there has been some
desultory artillery firing from some of
the Russian batteries, but nothing im
portant. One of the Associated Press
correspondents says the Japanese did
not reply, indicating a possible short
age of ammunition or a desire to con
ceal the location of their guns.
The war office has no fresh news ex
cept a list of the losses of General
Ekk's Seventy-first division of the
Fifth Siberian corps and General Mo
razoff's First division of Lieutenant
General Dambowski's corps. Each
lost half a dozen officers. The official
lists of officers killed and wounded
between Oct. 11 and 13 totals 172, in
cluding Major General Rabinski and
seventeen field officers killed. The
wounded are in the proportion of one
to six. The list for the heaviest day's
fighting is still unreported and doubt
less will exceed the losses at Liaoyang,
when 500 officers were killed or wound
ed. The losses among the men are
not yet reported, but they are thought
to approximate not much over 20,000.
News from Port Arthur brought to
Chefoo by a junk which left there Oct.
19 says a fierce bombardment, which
began Oct. 16, was still progressing
Many buildings had been damaged
and ships in the harbor had also been
hit by shells, but the character and
extent of the damage are not stated.
The Japanese main forces are now
posted at Liudziatung. They have
placed guns of large calibre on Iunjida
mountain. The Russians continue
making sorties successfully and in
flicting heavy losses on the besiegers,
whose losses since the commencement
of the siege are said to have been
BATTLE MAY BE RESUMD.
Roads in the Vicinity of Mukden Dry
Mukden, Oct. 22.Towards evening
the fog lifted and some of the Russian
guns at various points opened fire
against the Japanese defenses, but
they did not respond either from
scarcity of ammunition or of the de
sire not to reveal the location of their
The weather and the condition of
the roads have made extensive opera
tions impossible, but the roads are
now drying hard, which forecasts
events in the near future.
The war correspondents in the field
are kept in the dark and it is difficult
to say when and how this dreadful
slaughter will end.
More Troops for Kuropatkin.
Berlin, Oct. 22.A dispatch to the
Lokal Anzeiger from Mukden says the
Eighth Russian army corps has arrived
there and that General Kuropatkin will
make uew plans Immediately.
BEMTDJI, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1904.
RUSSIAN LOSSES FRIGHTFUL.
German Correspondent Tells of Terri
Berlin, Oct. 22.Colonel Gaedke,
war coirespondent of the Tageblatt,
has telegraphed to his paper from Muk
den as follows:
"Have been unable to telegraph for
two days owing to the absence of the
censor. Eoth armies are much fa
tigued. They occupy positions in close
contact. Only an occasional shot
breaks the stillness. A general Rus
sian attack appeared to have been
planned for the night of Oct. 20, but a
freshet in the Shakhe river prevented
it. The roads and fields are drying
slowly. The Russian losses were fright
ful. Single regiments have as few as
800 men left. The Viborg regiment, of
which Emperor William is honorary
colonel, had 20 -officers and 300 men
killed. The feeling is accordingly
grave. No end is visible of the ghastly
"No skill in leadership can bring
victory in the present 'struggle, but
only the firmer will of the commander
and his troops. The wounds are much
more dangerous now Than formerly.
This is partly due to the use of the
old style Japanese rifles, with their
flattened, copper covered bullets, and
partly to f.he thicker clothing of the
soldiers. I have private news from
Port Arthur that there is abundant am
munition for two months and provi
sions for a much longer period. No
body in the fortress thinks it can ever
fall The Chinese report barbarous
cruelties on the part of tie Japanese.
The mere possession of Russian money
is dangerous at Newehwang."
ARMIES HOLD POSITIONS.
Situation Unchanged According to Offi
St. Petersburg, Oct. 22.General
Sakharoff telegraphs that there was no
fighting during the clay. The armies
maintain their respective positions.
There are continual reconnaissances
on both sides.
The admiralty has not received con
firmation of the report from Chefoo
that Russian ships in the harbor of
Port Arthur have been damaged by
Japanese shells, as the blockade has
been effective enough to prevent the
delivery of official dispatches.
The admiralty says there was no in
tention in a recent official note to deny
the Associated Press report that Rear
Admiral Wiren has succeeded Rear
Admiral Prince Ouktomsky as com
mander of the Port Arthur squadron.
What the note intended to deny was
the story circulated abroad that Prince
Ouktomsky had been deposed in favor
of Admiral Wiren at a mating of
General Stoessel and the other high
military and naval officers after the
return of the squadron to Port Arthur
JAPS USED MACHINE GUNS.
Every Man of a Russian Force of Two
Mukden, Oct. 22.Every man of the
200 Cossacks commanded by Captain
Tourgenieff, who on Tuesday night re
connoitered -the Japanese left south
westward and who near Sandohu un
expectedly encountered a good sized
Japanese force with machine uns,
was wounded and every horse except
Captain Tourgenieff's was hit by the
bullets from the Japanese machine
guns. Tourgenieff, though mortally
wounded, carried off one man behind
his saddle, while others managed to
creep back to camp. But, as already
cabled, not one man was killed on the
There is the greatest fear on the
part of the Russian wounded of falling
into the hands of the Japanese, the
Russians being convinced that they
torture their prisoners.
RELEASED BY JAPANESE.
Russian Prisoners incapacitated for
Tokio, Oct. 22.The military au
thorities have released the captured
paymaster of the Russian armored
cruiser Rurik, who is seventy years
old, on account of his age, thirty-four
Russian hospital attendants and twelve
battle maimed soldiers. They will be
sent to the Russian consul at Shang
In future it is probable that the Jap
anese will release prisoners whose
wounds are healed and who are in
capacitated from further fighting.
RACE RIOT. IN INDIANA.
Italians and Negroes Engage in Fatal
Lawrenceburg, Ind., Oct. 22.Dur-
ing a fierce race riot between ne
groes and Italians employed at the
Oliver construction camp near here,
Lewis Hughes, colored, of Fairfield,
Ky., was shot twice in the head John
Wills, colored, of Louisville, Ky., was
shot in the right leg and abdomen and
others received minor injuries. Hughes
is fatally wounded.
Sheriff Axby was notified and return
ed to the city with five negroes and
three Italians. The Italians claim that
the negroes held them at the point of
revolvers and robbed them of their
savings. Twenty of the participants
escaped and bloodhounds have been
put on their trial
MASS MEETING TONIGHT
AT THE COURT HOUSE
Bemidji can have the Red Lake Railroad if it wants it. If you want it, come to
the Court House tonight. The presence of every Citizen is Urgently needed
at this meeting. This means you. A 8:30.
NEXT PEACE CONGRESS
PRESIDENT WILL SEND FORMAL
INVITATIONS TO POWERS
WITHIN FEW DAYS.
MEETING TO BE HELD AT THE HAGUE
NATIONS INTERESTED ASKED TO
SUGGEST THE DATE FOR
"Washington, Oct. 22.In the course
of two or th^ee days the president will
dispatch formal invitations to the pow
ers to name delegates to the new peace
conference to be held at The Hague.
The powers are invited to suggest a
date or dates for the meeting of the
conference. Secretary Hay submitted
a draft of the invitation to the cab
inet during the day.
Notice of his intention to issue this
call was given by the president sev
eral weeks ago upon the occasion of
the visit to the White House of the
delegates of the Interparliamentary
union and the formal invitation has
been in course of preparation ever
since. There was no hesitation on the
part of the president in naming The
Hague in the invitation, hence of
course it is assumed the government
of The Netherlands was first consult
ed. The date of the meeting was left
open because it is stated that any one
of the powers has as much right to
suggest a date as the United States.
Consequently there must be consider
able correspondence on this subject
before an agreement is reached. It is
not expected that the conference will
meet during the continuance of the
present war unless this should con
tinue indefinitely. It cannot be
learned that any consideration has yet
been given to the personnel of the
delegation which will represent the
"United States at the congress.
IOWA BANKER SUICIDES.
Despondent Over Loss of Money in
Davenport, la., Oct. 22.William
Schwarting, president of the Farmers'
bank at Walcott, committed suicide
during the day by hanging. He is said to
have been despondent over the loss of
money in connection with the-failure
of a bank at New Liberty. As a conse
quence of trfe ^failure of the New Lib
erty bank charges have been pre
ferred against the Beuthiens, father
Man Killed in Street Duel.
Hobart, Okla., OcC 22In a street
duel T. Lea, a grocer, shot and
killed Charles G. Hill, a barber. Lea
was shot in both arms, but will re
cover. Domestic troubles caused the
shooting. The Leas were recently
Overdue Vessel Safe.
New York, Oct. 22.The New York
agents of the steamer Buenos Ayres
have received a telegram announcing
the arrival of that vessel at Havana.
She was more than three days overdue
and some anxiety was felt for her.
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