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If you buy that election
hat here, you'll get the
Three Great Drives in
Men's Wool Underwear.
One case of Men's heavy
wool plush back shirts and
drawers, a garment $1.00
One case of men's tan
all-wool shirts and drawers
plush back a nice, soft
garment each $1.25
Oue case of men's heavy
$* all-wool artic underwear,a garment $1.50
Dress Goods.At 39c a yard we of
fer a large assortment of short ends in
50c and GOc Dress Goods.
RUSSIA RECEIVES INVITATION.
Will Decline to Participate in Peace
through Charge d'Affaires Eddy, the
American proposal for a second peace
conference at The Hague to proceed
with the work begun in 1899, especially
relating to the rights and duties of
neutials and other questions, like the
bombardment of undefended coast
towns, left undecided by the former
Conference. The note, it is understood,
took pains to avoid the appearance of
desiring to wound the susceptibilities
of Russia, the action of the United
States having been prompted by the
initiative of the St. Louis peace con
gress. No response has yet been made,
but there is strong reason to believe
that although Russia cannot show
offense at the proposition from the
United States at this time, inasmuch
as the United States was actually at
war with SpaiS* when Emperor Nich
olas proposed the original conference,
Russia will decline to participate so
long as the war lasts. At the foreign
office the opinion has been that a con
ference after the war would be profit
able, enabling the powers to agree
upon many vexed problems, but that it
is impossible for Russia to participate
during the war in a conference whose
tendencies will be to limit the activity
of belligerents and in which questions
with a bearing on part of the struggle
are sure to come up for discussion.
Is Still Goin On
Ou tremendous cut in prices is
reducing our stock of Clothing,
Gents' Furnishings, HatsandShoes
very rapidly. While our stock is
still complete it will pay the peo-
ple of Bemidji and vicinity to
take advantage of this Great
RUSSIANS NEED OFFICERS.
About 1,300 Killed and More Are Being
St. Petersburg, Nov. 9.The neces
sity for officers for service at the front
has resulted in the mobilization of all
reserve officers in St. Petersburg, Vil
na, Warsaw, Kieff, Odessa, Moscow,
Kazan and the Caucasus. The loss of
oiricers at Liaoyang and below Muk
den was about 1,300. The mobilization,
while intended to supply the de
ficiency, is also necessitated by theinjured.
grand scale on which the war in theDanville,
Far East is to be prosecuted.
The news from the front indicates
that General Kuropatkin is devoting
his attention chiefly to keeping the
Japanese busy along the line of their
fortifications below the Shakhe river.
The Russians apparently are enjoy
ing some superiority in the matter of
artillery, as many of the heavier field
trains and mortar batteries are now
arriving and being brought into serv
Fall River, Mass., Nov. 9.Repre-
sentatives of the Fall River cotton
manufacturers and the striking op
eratives held another conference dur
ing the day, but were unable to reach
an agreement, so that as far as the
negotiations are concerned the situa
tion is unchanged. The mills will be
opened Nov. 14, as previously decided
upon, to give the strikers an opportu
nity to go to work under a 12^ per
ceut cut. Z:
McGee Underskirts.These Shirts
are made with an adjustable yoke, are
perfect fitters and cost no more than the
old fashioned kind with the draw strings
Prices from $1.00 to $3 50
Ladies' Shopping Bags.We have
received a large shipment of Ladies' Bags
for the holiday trade they are made in
the new styles and out of the new leath
ers now so much in vogue.
Men's Overcoats.We are showing
the new long belted coat in English mix
tures at from $15.00 to $22.50 each
Men's medium length coats, $10 to $25
Garments we can recommend
TWO DEAD, MANY INJURED.
Freight and Work Trains Collide at
Clinton, Ind., Nov. 9,In a collision
between a work train and a freight
train John Blot was killed, an unrec
ognized body is pinned under the
wreck and twenty-five other men were
injured. William West will die. Ed
ward Harrington, James Kelly and
John Cooley are believed to be fatally
All the injured were taken to
The wreck occurred on the Chicago
and Eastern Illinois railroad.
HURLED TO THEIR DEATH.
Three Bridge Builders Killed at Steu
Steubenville, O., Nov. 9.Three
workmen were instantly killed in a
huggy used to wrap a wire cable on
the new Steubenville suspension
bridge. The rope supporting the
buggy broke, throwing it against a
pier and hurling the men to death on
the ground below.
JAPANESE .WARSHIP SUNK.
Report Current in British Naval Cir
cles at Shanghai.
Shanghai, Nov. 9.It is reported in
British naval circles that a Japanese
VOLUME 2. NUMBER 173. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1904. TEN CENTS PER WEEK
Ladies' Fur Coats.
Coata $25, $35, $45
and $50 each
Coats $50 and $55
Ladies' Near Seal
Coats, a nice piece of
fur lined with Skin
ner's satin at $37.50
We take orders for
Ladies' Otter and Seal
Coats our prices will
be 25 per cent less
than peddlers ask and
our guarantee goes
with every garment.
MAY BEGIN ANY MM
DESPERATE BATTLE TO DECIDE
CONTROL OF POSITIONS ON
!ACH SIDE WAITING FOB THE OTHER
Mukdon, Nov. 9.Artillery firing
was continuous all along the Ifcies on
Monday and intermittent Tuesday
morning. A battle might commence
at any hour.
It will be a question of many days,
if not weeks, to decide the position,
which is the most interesting since
the commencement of ~tlierwar. Each
side is waiting for the other to attack.
IGNORES RUSSIAN OFFICERS
GENERAL NOGI OFFERS TERMS
OF SURRENDER TO GARTH-
SON A PORT ARTHUR.
Chefoo, Nov. 9.The Japanese be
sieging Port Arthur, ignoring Lieuten
ant General Stoessel, the commander
of the Russian military forces there,
have offered terms of surrender to the
Russian soldiers, according to advices
received here. In the meanwhile the
ceaseless activity of picks and shovels
continues. The Japanese are gradually
advancing their trenches, which spell
inexorable fate to the watchers among
ENGAGEMENT PROMISES TO BE- BUILDING FILLED WITH GUESTS
THE MOST INTERESTING OF AT TH E TIME BUT MOST
A Russian prisoner captured Oct. 26
eaid the troops composing the garri
son of Port Arthur were in want and
dispirited. They saw the fruitlessness
of the struggle. Hopeless of relief,
with food scarce and medicine and hos
pital supplies insufficient, it was ad
mitted by the Russians that a Japanese
victory was ultimately inevitable. The
soldiers, according to the prisoner, see
no reason to prolong the resistance,
which brings glory to their officers, but
chiefly hardship and death to them.
Upon hearing the prisoner's story Gen
eral Nogi assembled his staff, dis
cussed the matter briefly and then, un
der the light of a bicycle lantern, draft
ed a letter to be circulated among the
soldiers themselves, the prisoner hav
ing promised to deliver it in mercy
to his comrades. The letter related
General Kuropatkin's retreats and his
inability to make an impression on the
army of Field Marshal Oyama, to say
nothing of breaking through his forces
and relieving Port Arthur. The letter
also pointed out that the second Rus
sian Pacific squadron has
Just Started on Its Slow Voyage.
Continuing, it called attention to
advance of the Japanese trenches,
making it a matter of. weeks when the
Japanese would walk into the main
Russian strongholds. In conclusion
the letter ottered humane tieatment
to all who surrendered, saying it was
in the inteiest of humanity to prevenc
useless slaughter. In the darkness of
the early morning oi Nov. 4 several
copies of the letter, written in Rus
sian, were given to the prisoner, who
regained the Russian lines unobserveu
by his officers. That night the Russian
returned, saying his comrades wouiu
answer within a few days. He said
the temper of the men seemed to show
that while they were mutinous toward
fate they also did not like the idea of
an unofficial surrender. The letter did
much, however, to dispel among the
Russian troops the impression fos
tered by their officers that a massacre
would tollow a Japanese victory. The
company to which the prisoner be
longed originally numbered 800 and
now totals thirty men.
As the Japanese are sufficiently near
the summits of the hills to render
tunneling highly practicable much of
this is now being done. The Russians
are building counter tunnels. Which
ever side finds its tunnel under the
enemy's blows up the latterrs
To prevent explosives being rolled
down into their trenches the Japanese
have made ranges, or hillocks of earth,
above the trenches.
Five Russian mine sweeping steam
ers have been sunk by Japanese shells.
Special Bargains in Children's Shoes
We.are overstocked in Children's high
grade Shoes and to reduce the stock we
are willing to give our customers the
greater part of our profit.
One lot of Children's vici kid Good-^
year welt Shoes will be sold this week at
per pair $1.75
One lot Misses' fine box calf Goodyear
welt shoes will be sold at per pair $2.00
TEXAS HOTEL BURNED
FOUR PEOPLE PERISH IN FLAMES
AND TWO OTHERS PROBABLY
ORIGIN OF THE FIRE IS UNKNOWN
THE CAMPAIGN. OF THEM ESCAPE.
Houston, Tex., Nov. 9.The Silver
Queen hotel in the Sour Lake oil field
was destroyed by fire during the day
and four people burned to death. The
dead are: C. E. Lewis, Spindletop,
Tex. Lee Hamilton, Spindletop, Tex.
Jack Smith and wife, New Hanover,
Tex. Jack Sullivan, Sour Lake, and
Benjamin Tucker, Sour Lake, were
probably fatally injured.
The hotel was filled with guests.
The origin of the fire is unknown.
TWO HUNTERS DROWN.
Overcome by Cold and Exposure While
Detroit, Nov. 9.James H. Foote
and Alfred Gaines, electricians, were
drowned while duck hunting at the
St. Clair flats and their bodies were
recovered in the north channel in
shallow water about 150 feet from
They, with Alex Lempke, were in
shallow water when their boat began
to leak and filled. They started to
wade ashore, Lempke sticking to the
boat and the other two setting out on
a different course. All three were
overcome by cold and exposure, but
Lempke had reached the shore before
he fell unconscious.
TROLLEY CAR COLLISION.
One Man Killed and Several Injured
Cincinnati, Nov. 9.One man was
killed and several injured in a trolley
car collision on Gilbert avenue. The
trouble began by a car ascending Gil
bert avenue becoming unmanageable
and running backward. It struck an
other Gilbert avenue car, which be
gan backing and struck a third car
behind it. Joseph Christian, a passen
ger, was killed. Among the injured
were Peter Campbell, William Storms,
Mrs. Isadore Ivison and Motorman
William Ferris. In all six cars, ran
backward and struck each other.
EXPLOSION IN BOILERROOM.
One Man Dead and Two Seriously
Detroit, Nov. 9.One man is dead
and two others are seriously scalded
as a result of an explosion in the
boilerroom of the tug Warnick of To
ledo as she lay at the plant of the
Great Lakes engineering works in
Ecorse. Clarence Corey, aged twenty
three, of Toledo, is dead and Louis
Varin and George Morse, also of To
are seriously scalded. Corey is
fireman of the tug, Varin assistant
fireman and Morse a dredger man em
ployed on the dredge that works with
MAN HURLED THROUGH WALL.
Terrific Explosion in Chicago Tailor
Shop Results in One Death.
Chicago, Nov. 9.An explosion of
natural gas.in the tailor shop of Sam
uel Fisher at 76 East Twenty-fourth
street caused the death of Fisher and
injured five other people, none of
The explosion hurled Fisher through
the side of his house and into the
middle of the street. The building
in which the tailor shop was located
was badly damaged and a smaller
cigar store adjoining was demolished.
Workmen Fall Forty Feet.
Charleston, S. C, Nov. 9.The col
lapse of a scaffold used in slating a
roof resulted in the instant death of a
white contractor and the serious in
jury of three cplored workmen, one of
whom may die They fell forty feet
to the ground.
Charged With Illegal Voting.
Kansas City, Nov. 9.Two negroes
and a white man were arrested here
during the day charged with illegal vot
ing. All three were held for investi
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C. W. Hastings, President.
Bring your mill checks
and we will cash them
We are showing a full line of
this popular Underwear com
bination and two-piece suits
from $1.00 to $3.00 a suit
Children's Hats.This week we will
close out our Children's 75c Hats at 19c
Dates to Remember:
Now Come the Real Bargains &.t
Straw's Sho Store 1
Ladies' $5 patent colt and fine vici kid, turns and welts,
Ladies' $4 patent colt and vici kid, turns and welts,
Ladies' $3.50 vici and velour calf, turns and welts,
Any $3 Shoes
Any $2.50 Shoes
Any $2 25 Shoes
Gent's $5 patent leather, any style
Gent's $4 vici kid, velour and box calf
Gent's $3.50 vici kid, velour and box calf blucher
Here is one of our staple lines in black Russian calf leath
er lined, double sole, Goodyear welt sizes broken $ 50
Gent's $3 vici, box and velour calf single or double soie
Gent's $2.25 vici and kangaroo calf
Gent's $2 kangaroo calf
i REMEMBER. This is a. clean, fresh, new Stock jfi
\fc Piano Tickets! (fl
lAJT Swedback Block Phone 89 403
at. at.. at.
DR. F. E. BRINKMAN,
CHIROPR ACTIONF R.
OFFICK HOURS: 10 a. m. to Noon, and 1 to 5:30 p. m.
Are Chiropractic Adjustments the same SLS Osteopath. Treatments?
No. The Chiropractic and the Osteopath both aim to put in place
that which is out of place, to right that which is wrong but the Path-
ology Diagnosis, Prognosis and Movements are entirely different.
One of my patients, Mr. W. A. Casler, has taken both Chiropractic
and Osteopoth treatments. The Chiropractic ij ten times more direct
in the adjustments and the results getting health ten times moie thor-
ough in one tenth of the time than an Osteopath would.
'Laughter is King.'
Bemidji Operat House 5
one night only
Wednesday, November 9th
Woods & Fox present the rollicking comedy
''Two 5 Married 3 Women"
12A bushel of entertaining specialties12
Reduced prices25c, 35c and 50c
Seats now on sale, at Barker's Drug Store.
P. P. Sheldon, Vice-Pres.
First National Ban Jgil*v
&*vX'3P5ggf Bemidji, Minnesota.^g^gg^jg"
General gawking Rlisiness.
Savings Department in Connection. Fire Insurance.'
A. P. White, Cashier.
G.' N." Millard Ass't Cash. ^*t*.JS