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Ladies'Black Chevoit Suits, trimmed with red
velvet and gilt buttons $14.00 k|)
Ladies' Blue Plaid Suits, jacket lined through
out with satin
Ladies' Brown Chevoit Suit trimmed with
Ladies' Blue Mixed Suits, jacket satin lined
ff\ Ladies' Brown Chevoit Suit, trimmed with gilt
buttons and braid, jacket satin -lined
W Ladies' Fancy Scotch Mixed Suits, jacket satin
Ladies Fancy Brown Mixed Suits' a neat suit
Today we show two models in Ladies'
O'Leary (El Bowser
Ladies who up to the present time have not
found just what they want in the late styles of
Fine Footwear will be more than repaid if they
will call and see our distinctive and exclusive
models in Gun Metal and Patent Leather Walk
ing Boots. Nifty, Snappy, New Shapes. Another :j
invoice just received of that popular O.K. last.
Bring your repairing here
we have engaged an artist in this line.
We have now in connection with the store a first class re- _-
pair shop and are prepared to do your work promptly and
give yon conscientious service and expert work. Custom
work a specialty.
Pian I Straw's Shoe Store.
Every Tuesday in November
Swedback Block 403 Beltrami Ave
Northern Pa ifk Railway
STRAW^S Shoe Store
On Fare Pins $2 for the Round Trip
Ist&3d Tuesday in November
Montana", Idaho, Washington
Oregon and British Columbia
W .""Sweet, Dis't Pass. Agent, 4th and Broadway,
A. M. Clelanrt, Gen Pass Agfc. C. W Mott, Gen Emigration Agt^
St. Paul, Minn.
DR. F. E: BRINKMANS 1
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OFFICE HOVRS: 10 a. m. to Nooi*. and 1 to 5:50'pfmf*
\-J$Ax* Chlropyactio Adjustments the same a.s OsteopatK Treatments?
sf-*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 ten times more direct
in the adjustments and the results getting health ten times more fchor.- i
ough in one tenth of the time than an Osteopath would. i
VOLUME 2. NUMBER 184. w-A=?S BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA/TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1904^.
$18 and $22
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JAP PLAN FRUSTRATED
RECONNOIS3ANCE :^8EEN THE PR6LUD6,
,f-%3ENERA ATTACK. &?&
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ADVANCE W.OSt IU RUSSIAN UNtS
gUT THE MUSCOVITES SUCCEED
CD IN OHIVING vCK \HE
MIKADO'S TROOPS '&-.".
Mukden, Nov. 'l?. The ntlcJpat.eJ
general attack by^ the Japanese ba" o
deve)ope as yeti.r'Tbe nnr fi'.aia^/ of
tbe present situation &w* ri.-to to con
flirting rurnuis and DpecuJatlon .v.^ard-
ing future uperationft. Some expect
the fapanese to attempt a wide Bank
ing movement on Tie pass and others
claim the armies will practically win
ter in. their- present positons. Complete,
Inactivity prevails. *x
The nights are grbwlng colder and
fuel is scarcer. Crowds of Chinese
*re wandering over the fields and
roads picking up everything combus
tible, even tbe roots of the Chinese
-Since tbe Japanese failed in the at
tack which they made on Poultiloff
hill. Nov. is. the old order of affairs
bas been resumed.
There are frequent skirmishes, par
ticularly in the vicinity of the Russian
center, where there are daily clashes.
There was an exchange of artillery
Are during the greater part of Nov
20 It appears that the affair of Nov.
18 was a reconnolssance In force and
that had it been successful it was to
be followed by a general attack.
The Japanese got within thirty paces
of the Russian outer positions aefore
being driven back. left-over 100
dead on tbe 6eld.
ATTACK WAS NOT? RESUMED.
Japs Making No General Assault Upon
Chetoo. ."Nov. 22.A Japanese of
ficial among the latest arrivals from
Dalny states positively that the gen
eral attack upon Port Arthur has not
been resumedr Rumors to that effect
in Dalny have arisen because fresh
troops, including the Seventh divis
lob recently landed, are being sent to
It Is believed that the explosion
which took place on Nov. 16 occurred
in some counter tunnelling work.
The recent explosion, which was
beard on Nov. 19, was much heavier
and it is reported upon tbe best au
thorities was due to the' blowing tip of
a Russian magazine.
It is expected that the next attack
upon Port Arthur will be a tremen
dous affair. More reinforcements are
coming to the support of General Nogl
than those dispatched to Field Marshal
The Japanese are now constructing,
coast defense forts at Pigeon* bay,
which is accepted as an indication
that they expect to be defending Port
Arthur themselves some day.,.
GERMAN STEAMER CAPTURED.
Taken by Japs While Trying to Run
Port Arthur Blockade.
Tokio, Nov. 22.The navy depart
ment reports the capture of the Ger
man steamer Batelan while attempt
ing to run the Port Arthur bockade.
The department says that at 3 a. m.
Nov. 19 a Japanese squadron cruising
off Yentao sighted a vessel steaming
tor Port Arthur. The gunboat Tatsuta
pursued and overtook the steamer at
6 a. m. On board the vessel was found
a great quantity of winter clothing,
blankets, medicine and corned meats.
Her captain said he was bound for
Newchwang. The route and cargo of
the Batelan were considered to be sus
picious-and she was taken possession
of and.brought to Sasebo.
TWENTY-FIVE JAPS BLOWN UP.
Russian Riflemen Perform a Daring
^i^OV"~ Deed./ i^'f^
Str Petersburg, Nov? 22.General
Kuropatkin reports a daring deed ac
complished by four volunteers of a
Russian patrol Nov. 16. While recon
noitering the patrol discovered a Chi
nese building occupied by twenty-five
Japanese. Four riflemen volunteered
to blow up the place and, armed with
grenades loaded'with pyroxlin, placed
the grenades and retired undetected.
A few minutes later the grenades
exploded and completely wrecked the
building. When Japanese reinforce
ments arrived they found all the oc
cupants dead or wounded among the
OCCUPIED BY THEr.JAPS.^
Counterscarp of Rlhlung Mountain
"'J Mined and Captured.
Toklo, Nov. 22.Reliable sources
report that the Japanese mined and
occupied a counterscarp of Rihlung
mountain at Port. Arthur Nov. 19.
A dispatch from Tokio early Mon
day announced that the Japanese, aft
er successful mining, had occupied a
counterscarp on Sungshu mountain on
Friday. Nov. 18. Rihlung mountain
is east of Sungshu mountain..
ANCHORED IN SKAW BAYf'
Second Division of Russian Squadron
li~i En Route for the Orient.
Frederickshaven, Denmark, Nov. 22.
The second division of the Russian
second Baltic squadron has arrived
here and is anchored in Skaw bay.
MINISTER CONGER' TO RETIRE.
W. W. Rockhfll to Succeed Him as
Minist er to China.
^.Washington, Nov. 22.Reliable au
thority is responsible for "the report
that soon after" March 4 President.
Roosevelt will make a change in the
post of minister to China. Edwin H.
Conger of Iowa, the incumbent -who
Was appointed by President McKinley,.cation.-with
wifl-retire and William W. R,ockhill,
at present chief of the bureau of Amer
lean republics ,will Uke
WANT RATES ADJUSTED
GOVERNORS VAN SANT AND CUM-
MINS CONFER WITH PRESI-
AS MOR E POWE FO COMMISSION
WOULD HAVE INTERSTATE COM-
MERCE TRIBUNAL REGULATE
?Ww FREIGHT RATES
-Washington, Nov. ^22.Interstate
transportation matters with specific
reference to the fixing of railroad
freight rates, formed the subject of an
Important conference at the White
House during the day. By previous
appointment Governor Samuel R. Van
Sant of Minnesota, Governor Comtnlns
of Iowa, E P. Bacon and Frank Barry
of Milwaukee and R. A. Higbie, an of
ficial of the National Lumber Dealers'
association, called on the' president to
urge him to use his influence to secure
the enactment of a law which would
confer upon the interstate commerce
commission power to fix railway
freight rates in the commerce between
states. The conference was arranged
by Chairman Bacon and by his invi
tation Governors Van Sant and Cum
mins were present. Governor IJafol
lette of Wisconsin was to have been a
member of the delegation, but was un
able to come to Washington. 7
The subject was considered by the
president and the delegation at some
length, the members of the party pre
senting their views as individuals and
the resolutions -adopted by the inter
state commerce law convention, which
was held in St. Louis in October. The
convention included delegates from
more than 300 commercial and bus
iness bodies throughout the country.
It was pointed out to the president that
for ten years prior to 1897 the inter
state commerce commission had exer
cised the power to adjust railroad
freight rates in order to prevent dis-.
crimination, but that since that time,
by reason of a decision of the United
States supreme court, that power had
been denied the commission. It was
urged by the delegation that a law be
enacted by congress conferring upon
the commission the authority to ad
just rates when they were found to be
discriminative in their operation or
in violaton of the interstate commerce
The delegation also suggested to
the president the desirability, as the
members viewed the matter, of dis
cussing the subjectin his for^teomiti^
message to congress. The president
did not indicate, however, *&iat his
personal views were, contenting him
self with giving a careful hearing to
the statements made.
f:RACEv^WAR IN IOWA.if&%J.
White Miner Shot and Fatally Injur-
,}vV^ ed by Negro.
'Des Moines, la,, Nov. 22.Race war
is regarded as imminent at Fraser, la.,
where Thomas Albright, a white
miner, was Saturday night shot and
mortally wounded by James Price, a
negro. The white miners held a meet
ing during the afternoon and voted to
refuse to work longer with the ne
groes. They accused the negroes of
having aided Price to make his es
cape and the feeling is intense. There
are from thirty-five to fifty negroes in
the mining camp and about 1,200
whites. Both sides are heavily armed.
A negro, thought to be Price, was
seen near Ogden, seven or eight miles
from Fraser. He answers the de
scription of the man wanted and on
seeing that he was discovered con
cealed himself a corn field. A
posse from Ogden is searching for
him and another body of miners from
Ogden is working the river in that di
rection, while still another body is
making a thorough search of all the
negro huts in Fraser.
If Price is caught it is believed that
the miners, in their present fframe of
mind, will do him violence." -"v"-".
Albright is still alive, but the doc
tors say be cannot survive.
^TAKC MEN FOR DEER.
Hunters Fatally Wound Section Man
^&4 in Twilight. .-^,-F
Duluth, Nov. 22.News lraST ar
rived here from the Rainy River coun
try that Captain John Reedman and
Hibbard Martin of Port Frances had
fired on a section crew pumping a
handcar under the impression the men
were running deer, fatally wounding
Joseph Biandro was hard hit and
another-man slightly wounded.
The men leaped from the car when
they found they were being fired on.
They were coming out of a gravel pit,
on a spur track from the main line of
tho ^Canadian Northern, jwben "the ac
Darkness was" closing in when the
shooting was done and led to the mis:
take by the -hunters.
TO SUCCEED. WILLIAM A. JQNES.
Francis E. Leupp Appointed Indian
^'Washington, Nov. 22. President
Roosevelt has announced the appoint
ment of Francis E. Leupp of this city
to be Indian commissioner, vice Wil
liam A. Jones, resigned. Commission
er Jones' resignation and Mr. Leupp's
appointment .will take effect on Jan. 1.
Mr. Leupp Is the Washington- corre-
spondent of the, -New Yofk Evening
Post and has "been identified with In
dian affairs for many years.
Treaty With Switzerland.
"Washington, Nov. 22. Secretary
Hay and Mr. Probst, the Swiss charge
D'affaires, have ..signed an arbitration
treaty on behalf of the United States
and Switzerland The treaty follows
tho-lftfes of the American and French
Steamer Krdonland Safer
Kew.ToTk, Nov. 22.-The steamship
Kroonland was reported,in communis
Nantucket lightship at 5
a. m. and win dock at .about 8 in, the
evening. The Kroonland had
ported as naving foundered.
WITHOUT A PRECEDENT
LIBERALS OF RUSSIA MEET IN
ST. PETERSBURG AND DE-
REMARKABLE CONDITION OF JFFAiRS
FORMER EXILES NOW LEADERS
IN MOVE FOR MORE-LIBERAL
St Petersburg, Nov. 22.The. inter
est in the meetings of the zemstvos
representatives is intense. The war
and all other questions are temporar
ily forgotten. Nothing else .is talked
of. Liberals from all parts of the em
pire, are flocking hither, including
many from Poland and Finland. Tho
hotel lobbies "are crowded, almost re
sembling convention time in American
oities. The permission granted by In
terior Minister Sviatopolk-Mirsky vas
for an assembly of 300. i.
,The participants' friends display
complete confidence in the protection
afforded" by the minister and his most
outspoken sentiments. The situation
altogether is unparalleled. Nothing
approaching such a gathering has ev
er before been permitted in Russia.
As evidence of the remarkabe state of
affairs, it is suificient to mention that
one oi the' most prominent speakers
Sunday was M. Pettrunkeivitch of
Tver, who spent twenty-four years in
exile and who had only been allowed
since Prince Sviatopolk-Mirsky's ad
vent to come to the capital.
Nevertheless the most able men in
the assembly are counseling modera
tion and dping everything possible-to
prevent demonstrations which might
compel interference. One of the strong
est members of the conference said:
Will Avoid Demonstrations.
"We want to make our position plain
to the government, but we desire to
avoid every appearance of lawlessness.
I sincerely hope the meeting will be
productive of great good. We hope
and expect that all provincial and. dis
trict zemstvos will follow our lead
and demonstrate to the government
that the voice of the nation is unani
mous in asking for a direct share in
the government by the people."
At the meeting of the delegates
Monday Section nine of the memorial,
by a vote of 105 to 3, was strength
ened into a practical recommendation
for a parliament, the language being
changed to a specific declaration in
favor of an elective body, not to par
ticipate In legislation, but to make the
country's laws. S-ympatheiie demon*
strations are reported in various parts
The zemstvos representatives adopt
ed a declaration in favor of general
amnesty for political- prisoners, and.
been! "made is a revelation to
men who Tme been believing
for years that only *a"'^custom
tailor/', could ma^e clothes wor-
thv of their attention. "A Stein-
Bloch "try on^means a minute,
profitably passed:^ Come
and team about this label:
with as fine a line of SteinBloch
Smart Clothes for cold weather
as v*er was tailored. Browns,
cozy and rich Greys, comfort-
able and warm Solid tones in
all sorts of fabrics. JThe style
with which these clothes" have
offers for. your consideration
for Thanksgiving Djnner the
Best Breads, Cakes and Pies
at the following prices*.
.Bread, per loaf...... 5c-10c
Pound Cake,^per lb .~7'7.25c
Citron Cake,^.^ 25c
Raisin (Jake, iM" 25c
Black ruit Cake, each.. 25c
Pies, any kind, 15c
Doughnuts per doz 10c
Apple Turnovers per doz 20c
Oyster Paddies #& 25c
Jelly Tarts 25c
Weiner Bread something
Cream Puffs per doz 25c
Jelly Roll per cut 10c
$ For Dessert we offer the following:
\4/ Ice Cream, any flavor per gal ,t ...?.:./.g%., ^T..$2-^0
ift Salted Almonds, to order a lb....l
ill the city all kinds and all prices 10c to SOc per lb
tX Xo\J a^re respectfully invited to
I ModeHlI BdkeryethtaTEAOTS
315 Minnesota. Avenue
where you are accorded courteous treatment whether
-fjg you purchase or not.^. -c
RE!?.R. BLYPi-1 Proprietor. 1
The Pioneer Prints
MORE NE WS
than any other news
paper between Dnlntb
and Crookston. St- Paul
and the North Pole.
-TEN CENTS PER WEEK,
Chocolate and carmel sq
Fruit Squares each.. ."yJlOc
Chocolate and Cocoa Roll
Layer Cakes each 30c
Almond Moureens doz.. 10c
Lady Fingers $3^" ...10c
French Kisses 10c
Angel Food Cakes each.. 20c
Buns, Rolls. Coffee Breads,
and lots of other Good
Things to eat at prices
within the reach of all.~*\-
91-JfeSP^H whether you buy or
(1/ We wish to'expresslaur thanks at this time for the lib-
\6'*zM eral patronage bestowed upon us since coming to
itjf Bemidji and assure the public that our every effort _-,
HffW' will be to retain your confidence in our ability to
produce. GOOD TNG
ft Salted Peanuts, g^&
W J And the mostBons, complete bes assortment
srt^fN^ WHEREAS, in conformity with his ofiBcial privilege, it
has pleased His Excellency the President of the United
States, the Hon. Theodore.Roosevelt, to set apart
Thursday, November 21}b, as^a^day for National
Thanksgiving and H*
WHEREAS, by a feeling which custom has made a Jaw
that the turkey is the bird for the Thanksgiving offer-
-*ing to the household gods, and
WfeEREAS, the essence Qf real Thanksgiving, abiding
in the heart of him who carves the bird, depends en
tirely on his tools, and
WHEREAS, "a poor old carving knife puts the carver in
the saddest condition of tongue or pen
^THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that husbands and
wives, having the knowledge that the household carv
ing set is old, dull and forlorn, do inypect the array of
carving cutlery shown*by the undersigned, each with
the view of adding to Thanksgiving joys of the ether,
and by procuring from us a good carving set to grace
their Thanksgiving table with their turkey.
To which we have set the hand and seat of
-a a-^ a*a&*^i
J. A LUDINGTON, SEA
Retail of First Class Cutlery, Hardware, Kitchen
Furniture, Stoves, etc.
Phone 250. Bemidji, ]tfinn.
rbri'ibuy your furs uhfel MR. I.
KRAYWETZ comes to your townf^
with his full line of Zekman Ladies
Fur Coats, Boas, Scarfs, Muffs, Gen-r^
tlemen's.. Fur Lined Coats and
Detachable Collars. "T ,:-_.&
Novl^imber 24 25/ 26.
-St Ladies' Parlor