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RUSSIA SENDS A REGIMENT OP TROOPS TO PROTECT HER IN- TERESTS" AT SEOUL. AMERICAN MARINES LANDED DETACHMENT FROM V1CKSBURG WILL GUARD LEGATION AT KOREAN CAPITAL. St. Petersburg, Jan 6A semi-offi cial dispatch to a news agency from ^Vladivostock and private information from Mukden state that owing'to dis turbances between the Koreans and the Japanese in Korea, the Russian Second lifle legiment, at its full strength, has been dispatched to Korea in order to protect Russian in terests there Paris, Jan. GThe Chefoo corre spondent of the Paris edition of the New Yoik Herald cables as follows: "Eight thousand Japanese troops are ready to land at Masampho and their landing probably will mean war. "A regiment of Cossacks is expected at Port Arthur "Reserves are being moved from Blagoveschensk, the capital of the Amur province in Eastern Siberia, to Tsitsihar, Manehuna "The position of the troops in Man churia is being rearranged but then location Is kept a secret" SITUATION CONSIDERED GRAVE. United States Marines Landed at Se oul, Korea. Washington, Jan 6The navy de partment is in receipt of two cable grams from the commanding officer of the United States cruiser Vicksburg, at Chemulpo, dated the 4th. and 5th Snsts, lespectively, as follows: "After consultation with American minister we are of the same opinion aspect of affairs very grave at Seoul. There is much fear of riot by Korean, soldieis I have completed arrange ments to send the company of marines overland by railroad at the critical mo ment, also about thirty-five men and field guns from this vessel at Chemul po if deemed necessary The second message is as follows* "Two officers thirty-six men left at 10 a (for Seoul) The remainder of guard is prepared if any demand. There is little change in the situa tion Seoul, Korea, Jan 6A detachment of tbiityfive marines from the United States cruisei Vicksburg, now lying at Chemulpo, arrived here Tuesday as a guard for the American legation. Another body of seventy marines will arrive todav. The United States supply ship Zafiro is also at Chemulpo, where Russia. Japan and Great Brit ain ha\e each one man-of-war. Quiet prevails here, but the palace is heavily guarded by the Korean armv The movements of the Japanese troops and fleet are unknown here. The attitude of the Korean govern ment is unchanged. Solicitude is shown as to what may happen on the arrival of Japanese troops. WOULD BRING ON THE CRISIS. Occupation of Masampho by Japanese Forces. Paris, Jan 6The St. Petersburg correspondent of the Paris edition of the New York Herald says that should the Japanese occupy Masampho it would result in bringing matters to a crisis, Admiral Alexieff, the Russian viceroy in the far East, having full power to act the case of such pro vocation. It developed Tuesday that the great est difference between Russia and Japan arises from the proposal made by Russia that a neutral zone shall be established extending from Ping Yang, in Korea, on the south, to the Russian frontier on the north. The Russian government has ex pressed a vilhngness to recognize the preponderating influence of Japan in the remainder of Korea and the two powers are agreed respecting the prin ciple of the integrity of China and of Korea Japan, however, saw no reason why the proposed neutral zone should be established, holding that the entire peninsula should be subject to her preponderating influence. The attitude of Russia is believed to be due to the fact that if Japan con trols Korea she will thereby be able to more easily menace Port Arthur as well as Vladivostock. The diplomat who gave out the fore going information expressed himself as confident that Russia in her reply to Japan will give way on this vital point. DIE MUST SOON BE CAST. Inspired View of a German Newspa per. Berlin. Jan. The Koelnische Zei tung in publishing the news that the German far Eastern squadron has been ordered to concentrate at Tsin Chou says- "The vital political interests of Rus sia and Japan are clashing so sharply that the yielding of either country would mean the abandonment of those Interests. The die must soon be cast, as the continual playing with notes cannot last ymuch longer." These views are regarded here as being inspired, as thef paperforeign ally th*3 fice in international politics is gener- mouthpiec the of Contracts for Mess Beef. Denver, Jan. 6.The announcement was made at the offices of a provision and packing company of this city that a contract was Tuesday concluded with the representatives of the Rus sian government for 700,000 pounds of mess beef. DISCUSSED BY LODGE. Zntire Senate Session Devoted to Speech on Panama Situation. Washington, Jan. 6.Practically the entire session ot the senate Tuesday was devoted to a speech by Mr. Lodge on the situation on the Isthmus of Panama He discussed the abstract question of the right to recognize the independence of a. new nation and con cluded that such a prerogative per tains exclusively to the office of the chief executive He also contended that there had been a general expecta tion of an uprising in Panama in case of the failure of the Hay-Herran treaty and declared that the president could not have done less than inform himself of the prospect. Mr. Lodge argued that our intervention in Pana ma had been only in the interest of peace and contended that the presi dent had not gone a step beyond what the proprieties called for The conclusion of the speech was devoted to the political aspect of the question and in that connection he referred to the speeches made at the Democratic banquet in New York Mon day night Mr. Lodge criticised the second administration of Mr. Cleve land, saying he did not think anything could be happier for the Republicans than to have the Democrats nominate the last Democratic president on a platform opposing the administration's policy toward Colombia and opposing the digging of the Panama canal by the United States. Mr. Gorman vainly sought considera tion for a resolution calling upon the president to supply the senate with in formation as to the various instances of inteivention on the part of the United States in the Isthmus of Pana ma, and the senate then went into executive session and at 3 o'clock ad journed. REFERRFD TO A COMMITTEE. House Resolution Providing for Inves tigation of Bristow's Statements. Washington, Jan 6The privileged resolution proposed by Mr Hay (Va) providing for an investigation of cer tain statements in the Bristow post office report I effecting on the member ship of the house was Tuesday re ferred to the committee on postoffices and post roads on motion of Mr Payne (N. i the majority leader. Eight Republicans voted with the minority on Mr Hay's motion to order the pre vious question, which was lost, and three Republicans voted with the Democratic minority against the mo tion to refer. The president's message relative to Panama and the canal was read in the house, receiving applause on the Re publican side CONTAINS MINORITY'S VIEWS. Brief to Be Used by Opponents to Genera) Wood's Promotion. Washington, Jan. 6Views of the minority of the senate committee on military a^airs, protesting against the confirmation of General Leonard Wood to he major general have been prepar ed in the form of a brief to be used by the opponents of his nomination when the reports of the committee are pre sented for action of the senate in ex ecutive session The brief follows the testimony introduced before the senate committee in the investigation which was begun Nov. 19 and continued un til Dec 17 directing the attention of senators to passages In the printed report of the testimony and emphasiz ing the charges which were made be fore the committee It is declared that most of the important matters brought out in the hearing came to public knowledge subsequent to Gen eral Wood's promotion to be brigadier general and that no competent investi gation has yet bjen made in regard to the actual facts of General Wood's military career and experiences These assertions are made for the purpose of meeting argument of Senator Fora ker that objections to General Wood's advancement should have been made when President McKinley had under consideration the matter of promoting him to be brigadier general. GRAIN MEN ON TRIAL. Charged With Falsifying Financial Re ports to Customers. Duluth, Jan 6The trial of L. A. Wood, Edwards, and Forrest B. Wood, of the grain brokerage firm of Edwards, Wood & Co. of St Paul, which concern is charged by the state railroad and warehouse commission with falsifying financial reports made to customers, began here Tuesday. The case now being tried in the municipal court is that of Victor Carl sen of Halleck, Minn Commissioner Staples, who is the complainant, al leges that Edwards, Wood & Co. sold a car load of flax to the Hall Elevator company, acting the transaction as the agent for Carlson. He says at in making the financial report to Carlson the firm stated that the grain was sold for $119% a bushel, when the price really paid was $1 20' There are nine other cases against the members of the grain firm ARRIVE AT COLON. Gunboat Topeka and Two Tcrpedo Boat Destroyers. Colon, Jan. 6.The United States gunboat Topeka and the torpedo boat destroyers Dale and Stewart arrived here Tuesday. Admiral Coghlan has transferred his to the auxiliary cruiser Dixie pending the return of the cruiser Olympia. The Dixie is now alongside the dock disembarking stores and pro visions preparatory to the landing of the marines, which probably will take place today. Union Pacific to Get the Alton. Chicago, Jan. 6.The "Post" says according to reliable authority the Al ton will be sold to the Union Pacific This was the object of the Kuhn Loeb circular asking for the deposit of stock to facilitate in the sale of the road The success of the deal is as sured. Refused to Arbitrate. Bloomington, 111., Jan. 6.The state board of arbitration called on the street car company and the employes In an effort to settle the strike. The services of the board were refused by the company. A car was attacked last night and tbe windows broken. i RAINS IN COLLISION FOUR TRAINMEN KILLED IN A WRECK ON ROCK ISLAND ROAD IN KANSAS. FEW DETAILS OF DISASTER BUT SOME PASSENGERS ARE RE- PORTED KILLED AND MANY OTHERS INJURED. Topeka, Kan. Jan. 6.Rock Island passenger train No. 3 collided head on with a freight train five miles west of Topeka about 1 o'clock" this morn ing. Reports from there say many per sons are caught in the wreckage. The general superintendent's office reports the wreck as very serious. Train No. 3 is the El Paso, Mexico and California express leaving Kan sas City at 9:40 p. m. Wrecking crews have been sent to the wreck from Herngton and Horton. Assistant General Superintendent Sutherland said: "We have no posi tive information yet about the wreck other than that both engineers and fiiemen are killed. "There are also some passengers killed and injured, but we do not know how many "The last report we got from Willard was that many people were yet under the wreckage and that all the cars weie wrecked but two" HINT OF GIGANTIC FRAUD. Dawes Commission Adopts Plan for Delaware Land Segregation. Muscogee, I. T, Jan. 6.The Dawes commission adopted a plan for the Delaware land segregation Tuesday. When the commission was first order ed to make the segregation it proceed ed upon a plan known as the Logan Adams schedule. In April, Secretary Hitchcock, upon advice of the com mission, became convinced that there was something wrong with this schedule and ordered the commission to investigate. Sur\ eying parties and locating par ties went into the Delaware country and made a record of every Delaware, his lands and improvements and maps. As a result the commission has re pudiated the old schedule and io no tified the secretary. The commission is very reticent about the matter, but it is said upon the best authority that the report to the secretary will indi cate that there has been nearly perpe trated one of the most gigantic land frauds in this country It was because of this false schedule that was furnished the commission that the Cherokee land office was closed, an injunction served against the commission to stop the segrega tion and a suit for $1,000,000 damages brought against them. STOCK BROKERS ARRESTED. Charged With Using the Mails in a Scheme to Defraud. Chicago, Jan. 6.Frank Jager and John Jager, well known throughout the United States as mining stock brokers and promoters, were arrested Tuesday on the complaint of Post office Inspector William Ketcham, on the charge of using the mails in a scheme to defraud. The arrests were ordered by the government officials after an inquiry had been made into the business methods of the Model Gold Mining company and the Jager Oil company, of which concerns Frank Jager is president and treasurer and John Jager secretary. Upwards of $800,000 is involved in the case and the feJeral authorities declare that sensational revelations will be made when the prisoners are arraigned in court. The brothers were taken before United States Commissioner Foote, where their bonds were fixed at $3,000 each and they were released on bail. BUNAU-VARILLA WILL RESIGN. Minister From Panama to Quit When Treaty Is Ratified. Washington, Jan. 6M Philippe Bunau-Varilla, the minister from Pana ma, and the joint signer with Secre tary Hay of the Hay-Bunau-Varilla treaty, will resign his office after the exchange of ratifications of the treaty between the Washington and Panama governments It is said his succes sor will be Mr. Arosemena, a promi nent lawyer of Panama, whose son is now secretary of legation here M. Bunau-Varilla probably will go to Paris after his resignation DUNN A CANDIDATE. Citizens of Princeton Contribute to His Campaign Fund. St. Paul, Jan. 6.-Robert C. Dunn read an announcement of his candi dacy for the office of governor last evening at a public reception tendered him at Princeton, his home town of Mille Lacs county. A feature of the affair was the pre sentation to Mr. Dunn of a subscrip tion paper representing contributions, aggregating $5,000, from the citizens of Princeton, to be added to Mr. Dunn's campaign fund. Explosion Kills Four Men. Penzance, Eng., Jan. 6.Four men were killed and several were injured t the nitroglycerin department of the National explosive works, eight miles from here. The whole district was enveloped in a cloud of black smoke and nearly every window at Stives, three miles from the scene of the ex plosion, was shattered by its terrific force. 1 Railroad Men Idle. xucauay ms Chicago, Jan. 6.Fifteen railroads in the general managers' association of this city report the laying off of nearly IS 000 employes during the last three months. IF YOU WANT TO BUY A. beM?ch"ines PITTSBURG MILLS RESUME. Forty Thousand Wage Earners Given Employment. Pittsburg, Jan. 6.During the past two weeks over 40,000 wage earners, who have been idle for months, have bepn furnished employment by the re sumption of mills in the Pittsburg dis trict It is said that the demand for iion and steel products is increasing and contracts are being let more free ly than at any time during the de pression, which covers a period of nearly four months. General Reyes Will Accept. Washington, Jan. 6.Although he declared that under any circumstances he would not be a candidate for the presidency of Colombia, General Ra fael Reyes does not feel that he can decline to serve, now that he has been selected, and he expects to accept. Original Estimate Too High. Bes Moines, la, Jan. 6.Later exs amination of the ruins of the state capitol seems to indicate that the original estimates on the loss were too high. State. Architect Lebbie Tuesda reduced his original estimate *5000reaucea to $300,000r Qt WantedDining room girl at Scan dia hotel. IUBSDA.% JANUABY 7, 1904. fSSBS WP? frtWWgffl You will Always find a Bargain at Sewing' Machine and pay a good big price, don't call on the Singer man for he is selling at a low figure. Jesmer' DepaiSTsie-! The low prices we quoted during December were taken advantage of by a great many, and as there are always a certain number of left- overs in every department we have gone to work and reduced the price practically One-Half. This includes the Cloaks, both Ladies' and Children's, Men's and Boy's Overcoats, Duck Coats, all Fascinators and Knit Shawls, Ladies' Fur Scarfs, Collaretts and Muffs. All the Out- ing Flannels, heavy Flannels used for Men's heavy Shirts, Ladies' Skirts, etc. Sleishers German down Zephyr, 10c quality, skein at Sleishers Imported and Domestic Saxony, 8c quality, skein at __ We want to close out all brands of yarn except the Columbia 3 E Yarns. We are^Sole Agents for this celebrated brand and carry a corn- 3 E plete stock. 3 ^auiuiUiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiUiUiuiauiauiUauiiiiiUiiauiiiiauiuuiUiuaiuuiiuiuuiiiiiiuiUiiuI ^mmmmmmmmmmmmfltmmmntmmmmmmmmmmmtnmmmmmmfnfiiniii: 1 THERE'S SOMETHING DOING 1 0 A PRINCETON. j& j& E: We have the neatest yard in the State, and "IT'S JUST AS EASY" as getting money from home to sell our stock 3 gr because we have the best there is in everything in 3 1 Washington Fir, Yellow Pine, Maple, Birch, I I Beach, White Pine, Lath and Shingles, i Sash and Door Frames, Building Papers, Lime, Plaster and Cement. 3 I North Star Lumber Co. I SS: R.. C. WOLFORTH, A^ent. 3 from $2.50, $3.00, $5.00 All the way up to $95.00. C. E. BECKER, Princeton, Minn. Sweat or fruit acids will not dis color goods dyed with Putnam Fadeless Dyes Sold by C. A. Jack at 10c per package. CRAVENS & KALIHER, Props. Princeton, Minn. Single and Double Rigs at a rioments' Notice. CommercialTravelers' Trade a Specialty Get a free sample of Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets at Prince ton Drug Co's. drug store. They are easier to take and more pleasant in effect than pills. Then their use is not followed by constipation as is of ten the case with pills. Regular size, 25c. per box. 6c 4c The NewTearI With us means more and better goods than ever, and to our customers it will mean better oppor tunities than ever to Ifey more and better gooLs. InOur New Store! We have more room and better facilities than we ever had to show and sell our goods. We invite all to call and see us. John N. Berg, LTPrinceton, Tffffl r1? 1 Minn. Bring your dressed veal, and all of your good butter and eggs to the Long's Mercantile Co. We-pay the highest market price.