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VOLUME 2. NUMBER 206.
New' York, Dec. 30.Senator 'Chaun
cey M. Depew said during the day that
he had won in his campaign for re
election to the United States senate.
He made the announcement after a
conference, by appointment, with Gov
ernor Odell, Speaker of the Assembly
Nixon and State Senators Elsberg and
Maltby, The conference was not a
long one and when over the senator
came downstairs smiling and apparent
ly very happy. He went to the re
porters greeted them warmly and
"Gentlemen, the fight is all over. A
harmonious outcome has been brought
about by the only man in the state
that could have done itGovernor
Odell. He has done magnificently in
this case and the party is now har
Governor Odell announced later
that the United States senatorship had
been settled and the name of Chaun
cey M. Depew would be the cnly one
presented at the Republican caucus.
In reply to a question whether this
agreement was in accord with his own
personal preference or whether he
yielded to the party leaders Governor
"I would not be human if I did not
have a personal preference, but what
I wanted was to find out the choice of
the whole party."
The governor added that he would
not allow his personal preference to
interfere in the choice of the party.
"When the governor was asked what
the attitude of President Roosevelt on
the senatorship was he said:
"He has never expressed any prefer
ence to me."
NO ACTION THIS SESSION.
Congress and Garfield's Plan for Con
trol of Corporations.
Washington, Dec. 30.It is'not ex
pected that legislation looking to the
carrying into effect of the recommen
dations of James R. Garfield, commis
sioner of corporations, will be initiated
at the preset session of congress.
Mr. Garfield's argument in support of
the federal charter plan for corpora
tions doing an interstate business is
Only .ec few Toys
left they go a.t
GETS THE PLUM
Governor Odell Says That Depevv Will
Be Re-elected Without(Opposition.
One Half Price
Ladies' $65.00 Electric Seal
coats Martin trimmed sale
price $50 00
Ladies' 155.00 Krimmer coats
sale price 45 00
Ladies' $35.00 Electric Seal
and Astrakhan coats sale
price 28 50
Ladies' $50.00 Astrakhan coats
sale price 42 50
Ladies' $45.00 Astrakhan coats
sale price 35 00
Ladies' $40.00 Wool Seal Capes
sale price 31 50
We have about a dozen Ladies' Cloth Coats carried
over from last year they range in price from $10.00 to
$22.50. and all are in perfect condition during this sale
they go at one-half price.
Our entire stock of Boys' and Children's Overcoats
is offered at one-fourth off from the regular price.
being considered, however, By mem
bers of congress. As the head of the
bureau of corporations Mr. Garfield
holds that the manner in which the
question should be handled should be.
initiated, not by him, but by congress.
Mr. Garfield had a talk with the presi
dent during the day, but the nature
of the conference was not disclosed.
IN COMPLETE CONTROL.
Colorado Republicans Propose to Re*
seat Governor Peabody.
Denver, Dec. 30.By the action of
the state canvassing board in issuing
certificates of election as senators to
Casimero Darela and Henry B. Millard
the Republicans have secured such ab
solute control of the general assembly
that it is now regarded in Democratic
circles as highly probable that Gov
ernor James H. Peabody will be re
seated. The Republicans plan, it is
said, to accomplish this by throwing
out the vote of all Democratic wards
of Denver and counting the vote of the
Republican wards. The senate now
stands: Republicans 19, Democrats
15, vacancy 1. On joint ballot the
legislature stands: Republican 66,
WANTS IMMEDIATE ACTION.
Taft Favors Tariff Reduction on Phil
Washington, Dec. 30.Secretary
Taft, who is engrossed just now with
matters pertaining to the Philippines,
had a conference during the day with
the president regarding questions re
lating to the archipelago. The secre
tary desires that the proposed reduc
tion in the tariff on Philippine sugar
and tobacco should be provided for at
this session of congress and he hopes
to obtain a rate on sugar and tobacco
imported from the Philippines of 25
per cent of the regular Dingley rate.
Jap Warships Off Java.
Batavia, Island of Java, Dutch East
Indies, Dec. 30.Some warships show
ing the Japanese colors passed Anjer,
sixty miles west of Batavia, during
CHARGED BY RUSSIANS.
Japanese Enlisting Chinese to Assist
Mfukden, Dec. 30.Irrefutable evi
dence has been obtained at headquar
ters that the Japanese are not only
hiring Chinese bandits to operate on
the Russian flanks but that they are
enlisting Chinese under Japanese offi
The Japanese are adopting cunning
expedients to defeat the surprise at
tacks of the Russian scouts, from
which they have suffered much. They
cover the steep approaches of their
trenches with water, which freezes,
forms ice slides and makes the scouts
slip and fall in confusion. In other
places the Japanese scatter millet
stalks over the approaches, the crack
ling of which gives them warning of
'the presence of Russian scouts.
Many Jap Officers Killed.
Tokio, Dec. 30.Army headquarters
publishes a list of casualties, pre
sumably at Port Arthur, showing that
forty-nine officers from the rank of
colonel downward were killed and
that fifty-eight from colonel downward
Blizzard in Michigan Has Continued
Calumet, Mich., Dec. 30.The bliz
zard which has been sweeping North
ern Michigan the last three days, the
worst in years, has caused one death,
numerous accidents and paralyzed
business generally, causing heavy fi
In a headon collision between two
locomotives on the Hecla and Torch
Lake railroad of the Calumet and
Hecla Mining company during the
blinding snow storm Engineer Gus
Hassel was killed and Fireman Pat
rick Cudahy seriously injured.
The storm has paralyzed business
and caused large loss to railroads,
mining companies and storekeepers.
Operations at nearly all stamp mills
are discontinued owing to railroad
WOMAN AND SON DIE IN FIRE.
Horribly Burned by Lamp Explosion
Fairmont, W. Va., Dec. 30.While
Mrs. Pasquale Dell and her little son
were eating supper a lamp exploded
and ignited the clothes of both. They
were horribly burned and died within
a few hours.
Activity in French Navyyard.
Toulon, France, Dec. 30.Owing to
the crisis in Morocco the navyyard
here shows the greatest activity.
Preparations are going on to have a
naval division, consisting of the battle
ships Charlemagne and Iena and two
cruisers, in readiness to proceed to
Morocco if the crisis accentuates.
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30
Men's Sheep Lined Coats.
The weather has been too warm for Sheep Lined
Coats, consequently we have a very large stock on hand.
They are sold on a very close margin one fourth off will
mean a great loss to us, but they must go and one-fourth
off will be the price.
Hot All Wool White Knit Underwear
our $1.75 quality sale price, per gar
Men's Wool Socks.
1 lot Men's Heavy All Wool 50c Sox sale
price -v 33c
3 THERE WILL BEsMANY^OTIHEIt8
AFTER HARD STRUGGLf
RIHLUNG FORT AT PORT ARTHUR
NOW IN POSSESSION OF THE
CAPTURE COSTS JAPS 1,000
UNDERGROUND EXPLOSIONS OF
DYNAMITE FOLLOWED BY A
Headquarters of the Japanese Army
Before Port Arthur, via Fusan, Dec
30.Rihlung fort "was captured at 3
o'clock Thursday morning, with a
thousand Japanese casualties. Seven
dynamite minesfexploded at 10 o'clock
Wednesday morning made breaches in
the front wail, through which a large
body of Japan^Se troops charged un
der cover of a^tremendous bombard
ment and captured the first line oi
light guns. A fitter fight resulted in
the capture of |ke fort. The garrison,
numbering 500 %en, escaped.
JAP OFFICIAL REPORT.
Desperate Fighting -.Preceded Capture
of Rih0ng 'Mountain.
Tokio, Dec. #.After months of
fighting, sapping and mining the Japa
nese forces ha^ finally occupied Rih
lung mountain." f:
A report received from the head
quarters of thei* Third Japanese army
before Port Arthur, received here on
Wednesday, Dae. 28 at midnight,
"On Wedne|day, Dec. 28, at 10
O'clock in the n|orning, the left center
column of our^army, following some
heavy explosion on the frontal para
pet of Rihlung Jnountain, charged and
occupied the parapet under cover oi
fire from heavy? guns and constructed
defense works i despite the enemy's
"At 4 o'clock in the afternoon,
when our occupation was practically
assured, we charged and occupied the
inner lines of heavy gun positions,
subsequently dislodging a remnant oi
the enemy's fofce stubbornly holding
the gorge fort, Isrhich. we occupied and
captured the entire works."
Main Line^ Still Unbroken.
St. Peterebuife, Dec. 30.The war
affice points outithat the occupation of
Rihlung mountain, at the best, only
makes- the Ja^nBs masters of the
entire terrace beyond the principal
forts of Keekwan and leaves the main
CLEARY & BOWSER
Saturday morning our Great Semi-Annual Inventory Sale will begin. It will
close Saturday, Jan 7, e^nd will give customers eight days of rare bargains
at discount of 25
TROOPS REMAIN TRENCKL^.
No Change in Front of Japanese Sec-
I' nd Army.
General Oku's Headquarters, via
Fusan, Dec. 30.No change has taken
place at the front of the Second army.
The Russians continue a daily bom
bardment, firing at random, and result
ing in few casualties. The Japanese
soldiers pick up 15-centimeter shell
cases and with them make charcoal
burners to heat the bomb-proofs. Oc
casiona collisions take place between
the Russians always retiring.
Both sides seem satisfied to remain in
Lieutenant General Sir William
Nicholson, director general of military
intelligencfi_of the British war office,
who was attached to the Japanese
army, has left here on his way to Eng
SHOW SOME ACTIVITY.
Russians Attack Jap Positions South
Tokio, Dec. 30.Manchurian army
headquarters reports as follows:
"On Dec. 27 at 3 o'clock in'the aft
ernoon the Russians, with heavy field
guns, bombarded the Shakhe river
railroad bridge in the neighborhood
of the station and the Russian guns
at Talientun shelled Chisiangtun and
Shulintzu. Russian cavalry ajttacked
Helintun at ^unset on the same day,
but were repulsed by Japanese cav
alry. At 8:30 o'clock on the same
evening the Russian cavalry enveloped
the Japanese pickets, who were rein
forced and finally repulsed the enemy.
The Japanese casualties were three
BECAUSE OF ILL HEALTH.
Russian Admiral Retires From Inter*
St. Petersburg, Dec. 30.Admiral
Kaznakoff-is returning to Russia and
will be replaced by Vice Admiral Dou
bassoff as Russian commissioner on
the international commission at Paris
which is to inquire into the North sea
incident. Doubassoff starts for Paris
Admiral Kaznakoff is returning be
cause of ill health. It seems not yet
determined absolutely whether he will
be able to continue as a member of
the commission. At the admiralty the
news of his-breakdown did not cause
surprise, it being feared when he was
appointed that he would not support
ELKINS TO DRAW BILL.
Believes in Creation of an Interstate
Washington, Dee. 30.Senator El
kins has begun the preparation of a
bill intended to make effective Presi
dent Roosevelt's ideas regarding the
abolition of rebate giving by railroads.
Elkins believes the only solution of
the problem lies in the creation of an
interstate commerce court to have au
thority over all matters relating to
railroad and steamboat rafes.
Men's $12 Overcoats $ 9 50
Men's $15 Overcoats II 50
Men's $18 Overcoats..:.. 13 50
Men's $20 Overcoats ~I6 50
THE LANPHER"niR COAT
Men's Dress Shirts.
1 lot Men's 65c and 75c Shirts
made from good percale sale
1 lot Men's Extra Pine Dress
shirts, our 90c and $1 quality
Cleveland, Dec. 30.Dr. C. J. Al
drich, an alienist, called upon Mrs.
Chadwick at the county jail during
the day and had a conference with
Dr. Aldrich has been called as an
expert in a number of criminal cases
heretofore where the defense claimed
The visit of Dr. Aldrich is taken to
Indicate the line of defense that will
be set up in Mrs. Chadwick's case.
P. D. Quigley, law partner of J. P.
Dawley, counsel for Mrs. Chadwick,
said during the day that nothing would"
be done in regard to securing bail for
Mrs. Chadwick before next Tuesday,
Should a motion be filed in the
United States district court asking
that bail be fixed for the release oi
Mrs. Chadwick District Attorney Sul-.
livan will demand that a bond of hot
less than 130,000 on the various fed
eral indictments be named.
County Prosecutor Keeler has is
sued a capias for the arrest of Mrs.
Chadwick in the event of her release
on bail by the government authorities.
Mr. Keeler said that he thought the
county criminal court would require at
least 130,000 bond for the release of
Mrs. Chadwick on the several indict
ments returned against her by the
county grand jury.
Mrs. Chadwick has sent the fol
lowing telegram to her husband, Dr.
Leroy S. Chadwick, in care of Sheriff
Barry at the Hoffman House, New
York, to be delivered immediately
upon the doctor's arrival from Europe:
"Come to Cleveland with Sheriff
Barry immediately. Do not fight ex
tradition and avoid loss of time and
It is probable that no date will be
Bet for the trial of Mrs. Chadwick in
the federal court until after the ap
pointment of a successor to United
States" District Judge Wing, who' re
cently forwarded his resignation to
Washington. Judge Wing's resigna
tion is to take effect Feb. 1.
Indications That Mrs. Ghadwick Will
So Plead When Placed on Trial.
We have a few 1904 coats left that
we will close out at the following
price: Ladies' Black, Satin Lined Tourist
coat, size 36, regular price $32.00
sale price $25 00
Ladies' Blue Full Satin Lined Tour
ist coat, size 38, regular price
$25.00 sale price 20 00
Ladies' $15.00 Short Coats, sale
price 12 50
Ladies' $12.00 Short Coats, sale
price 9 50
Ladies' $8.00 Short coats, sale
price 5 00
Ladies' $6.00 Short coats, sale
price 4 95
Ladies' $5.00 Short coats, ''sale
price 3 95
Main Witness in Murder Trial Shot in
New York, Dec. 30.Standing al
most in the very spot where Robert"
Brannan was shot to death by Patrol
man Arthur Mallon last May William
O'Brien, a homeless waiter, who gave
ie most important testimony in the
trial which Resulted in Mallon being
sent to prison for twenty years, re
ceived a bullet wound which probably
will result in his death. O'Brien's as
sailants escaped and he has refused
to make any statement which would
assist the officers in learning their
identity.n "Whe you go against the cops you
.get all that's coming to you," i:he
wounded man said as he lay on the
floor of a saloon awaiting the arrival
of the ambulance. Three men are un
der arrest as suspects.
O'Brien was walking down the Bow
ery and had just passed the saloon"
where Brennan was killed when a shot
rang out and he fell with a bullet in~
his abdomen. The police advance the
theory that O'Brien had been in a fight
and that he was shot after he had
stabbed his adversary.
District Judge Explains Alleged Act,
Denver, Dec. 3H.District Judge
Samuel Lv Carpenter appeared before
th.e supreme court during the day in
response to a citation requiring him
to show cause why he should not
quash i he alternative writs of man
damus issued by him against the state*
board of canvassers and explain why
he assumed jurisdiction in disregard
of the opinion and judgment of the
Judge Carpenter explained that he
did not know the full purport of the
supreme court's decision when he is
sued the writs and admitted that the
higher court's order made it obliga
tory to dismiss the. proceedings in theM
district. His explanation was accept-?
ed and the citation, against him was'
All our 35c a.nd 50c
Handkerchiefs for 25c
Ladies' Cloth Coats.
We have a few Fall Suits in stock they are the lat-
est, but we want to close them out before inventory
they go at a discount of 25 per cent.
Ladies' Shirt Waists.^-737?
All odd Shirt Waists in silks at one-third off."
Misses' Felt Shoes
1 lot Misses' Felt Shoes, the
5 kind sale price, 85c