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St Petersburg, March 30.The em
peror has received a dispatch from
General Kuropatkin giving a lengthy
report from General Mishtchenko dated
at 10 March 28, which says that
an important engagement toolc place
near the town of Chongju, in which the
Russians were defeated, retiring in
perfect order
The Japanese suffered heavily, but
the Russian losses are not stated to
have been large
Cavalry and infantry on both sides
were engaged. The Russians occupied
a commanding position.
The Japanese fought gallantly, but
owing to their heavy losses were un
able to occupy the position abandoned
by the Russians
The leport of General Mishtchenko,
as tiansmitted by General Kuropat
kin, is as follows:
"For three consecutive days our
small outposts attempted to draw the
Japanese cavalry into action, but their
patrols, after contact was established,
retired beyond Chongju, about fifty
miles northwest of Pingyang
Engaged the Japanese.
"Having learned that four squad
rons of the enemy were posted five
versts beyond Chongju on March 27,
six companies marched toward Kasan
and on March 28 reached Chongju at
10:30 a m. As soon as our scouts ap
proached the town the enemy opened
fire from behind the wall. Two
squadrons promptly dismounted and
occupied the heights 600 yards distant
An engagement ensued.
"In the town a company of infantry
and a squadron of cavalry were lying
in ambush Our men were reinforced
by three companies and attacked the
Japanese with a crossfire Notwith
standing this and our commanding
position, the Japanese gallantly held
their ground and it was only after a
fierce fi^rht of half an hour's duration
that the Japanese hoisted the Red
Cross flag at two points
"Soon after three squadrons of the
enemy were seen advancing along the
Kasan road at full gallop toward the
town, which two squadrons succeeded
in enteiing, while the third fell back
in disorder under repeated volleys
from our troops A number of men
and horses \vere seen to fall
"For an hour afterward our com
panies continued to fire on the Japa
nese the town, preventing them
from leaving the streets and houses.
Russians Forced to Retreat.
"An hour and a half after the begin
ning of the engagement four companies
were seen on the Kasan road hasten
ing to attack I gave the order to
mount and the entire force, with a
covering squadion, advanced in per
fect order and formed in line behind
the hill The wounded were placed in
front and the retirement was carried
out with the deliberation of a parade.
"The Japanese squadron, which was
thrown into disorder, was evidently
unable to occupy the hill which we
had just e\acuated, and their infantry
arrived too late
"The detachment protecting our
rear guard arrived quietly at Kasan,
where we halted for two hours in order
to g've attention to our wounded. At
9pm our forre reached Noosan
"It is supposed that the Japanese
had heavy losses in men and horses.
On our side, unfoitunately, three offi
cers were seriously woundedStepen
off and Androoko in the chest, and
Vaselevitoh the stomach Schilni
koff was less seriously wounded in the
arm. but did not leave the field Three
Cossacks were killed and twelve were
wounded, including five seriously."
This skirmish -will have the effect
of encouraging the Russians to retard
as much as possible the advance of
the JaDanese army
A Japanese account of the fight
gives their loss as one officer and one
sergeant killed and two officers and
ten prrvates wounded
But the Cossacks Kill a Few China*
men to Keep It So.
Liaoyang, March 30.Southern Man
churia is reported to be quiet
There is an enormous movement of
troops in progress and trains are ar
riving several times daily
General Linevitch has received a
telegram from General Kuropatkin ex
pressing satisfaction that so well
trained a soldier
ishelp withyothe
"Ma Go to carry
out the most difficult part of the prob
lem I will be very happy if I find on
mv arrival that you will remain with
the army, which so firmly believes in
you, until the greatest danger is past."
In the rear of Bidzevo, fifty Cos
cacks encountered a strong band of
Chinese bandits and charged upon
them, killing twenty-eight and captur
ing six. Three Cossacks were killed
and six wounded.
Russians Fired First Shot.
St. Petersburg, March 30.Accord-
ing to a letter received from an officer
of the Russian gunboat Korietz, which
was destroyed by the Japanese at Che
mulpo, his ship technically fired the
first shot of war, but this shot was not
flred until after the Japanese had
flred three torpedoes in an effort to
fiink the Korietz.
Four Jap Workmen Killed.
Paris, March 30.The Matin's To
kio correspondent says that a cartridge
factory at Sasebo, Japan, was blown
up Sunday last and that four work*
men were killed.
Japanese Commander Describes Opera*
tions Around Port Arthur.
Washington, March 30.The Japa
nese legation has received from Tokio
the following official report made by
Admiral Togo respecting the second
attempt to "bottle up" the Port Ar
thur squadron:
About 3:30 a. m. on March 27 the
"bottling up squadron," composed of
four ships, escorted by a torpedo boat
destroyer flotilla and torpedo boat
flotilla, reached the outside of Port
Arthur and without minding the
searchlights of the enemy, steered
straight toward the entrance of the
harbor. At about two marine leagues
from the entrance the "bottling up
squadron" was discovered by the
enemy. Thereupon the shore bat
teries and guardships showered hot
fires upon the squadron, but, in spite
of the terrific fire, the ships made their
way into the inner roadstead, one
after the other.
The steamer Chiyo Maru anchored
at a position about a half cable from
the Golden Hill, blew up itself and
sunk. The Fukui passed a little
ahead of the Chiyo Maru by its left
side and at the moment she was low
ering anchor was shot by a torpedo
from the enemy's destroyers, and sunk
in that position. The Hachi Hiko
Maru anchored to the left of Fukui
Maru and blew up itself and sunk.
The Yoneyama Maru, colliding with
the stern of one of the enemy's tor
pedo boat destroyers, passed between
Chiyo Maru and Fukui Maru and an
chored in the middle of the roadstead.
At this moment the ship was shot by
a torpedo from the enemy and conse
quently by reason of that torpedo,
she was carried toward the left side
shore and sunk sideways.
Regrets Failure of Attempt.
The result of the action being as
above described, there is some space
left between Hachi Hiko and Yone
yama Maru. It is a matter of regret
that the roadstead could not be com
pletely closed up. The casualties
were as follows*
KilledCommander Hirase Takeo,
one under officer and two sailors.
Seriously woundedSub Lieutenant
Slightly woundedLieutenant Ma
saki, Engineer Kurita and six sailors.
The remainder were safely taken in
by our torpedo boat destroyer flotilla
and torpedo boat flotilla.
Of the torpedo boat flotilla, the Oa
daka and Tsubame, while escorting the
"bottling up squadron," and at about
one mile from the entrance of Port
Arthur, engaged in a fight with one
destroyer of the enemy, and inflicted
serious damage on her The enemy's
ship retreated, raising an enormous
column of steam as if her boiler was
When all the members of the "bot
tling up squadron" had been taken in
our boats withdrew to the outside of
the harbor A ship which appeared like
one of the enemy's was seen at the
foot of Golden Hill utterly incapable
of action
Although both our destroyer flotilla
and torpedo boat flotilla were subject
ed to terrific firing from the enemy
until the dawn not the slightest dam
age was clone to any of the boats.
St Petersburg, March 30A corre
spondent of the Novosti at Liaoyang,
under Tuesday's date, reports that the
Japanese have moved on the Yalu
river and that a conflict between them
and the Russians is expected about
April 2
Main Army Concentrated at Pakchen
and Anju.
London, March SO.No Japanese re
port of the land operations in Korea
has yet been received here, and there
is much speculation as to the size of
the opposing armies regarding which
there is no reliable information.
A correspondent at Russian head
quarters in Mukden telegraphs that
according to reports received there
about 10,000 Japanese have crossed
the river at Chinchangu and 5,000 have
advanced north from Chongju.
The Chronicle's Shanghai corre
spondent asserts that practically the
whole Japanese army in Korea, con
sisting of 100,000 men, is concentrated
at Pakchen and Anju, onlv small de
tachments being left in Southern
Korea to maintain communication
A St. Petersburg special says that
a Russian division of 25,000 men from
Southern TJssuri is advancing in two
columns through Korea. The main
column, coming along the east coast
road, reached Pukchang, 180 miles
from the Tumen river, and the flank
ing column, consisting of Cossacks
and mountain artillery, coming along
the valley of the Tumen towards its
source, has reached the shore of Lake
Tadji. This column reports that the
Japanese are advancing north from
Gensan and that their advance guard
Is encamped at Chonghing
Korean Officials Will Continue to Hold
Their Positions.
Seoul March 30.Many Korean offi
cials who were formerly implicated in
pro-Russian movements and who re
mained in hiding during the recent
stay here of Marquis Ito are reported
now to be reappearing. They are
confined and have been assured that
drastic reforms for the purging of
Korean officials are not imminent.
Russians Order American Flag Low
ered at Newchwang.
London, March 30.A correspond
ent of the Times r+
Newchwang cab
ling under Tuesday's date, says:
"The Russians today ordered the
American flag on the correspondents'
mess to be hauled down.
"The proclamation of martial law
completely paralyzes the whole com
merce of this port."
Some B. F. D. Dont's.
An Appleton, Minn., rural free de
livery carrier sends the Minneapolis
Tribune the following list of "Don'ts"
which one of the Princeton carriers
thinks should be observed by many
people receiving mail on his route.
The Appleton carrier says:
I would like to call the attention
of the patrons of the rural free deliv
ery routes to a few Dont's, which if
followed, will result in great benefit
to the carriers.
"Don't drop your letters in the
mail box,'and throw in a couple of
pennies so that the carrier has to take
off his gloves and finger around for
them in the snow that generally finds
its way into the box in winter. If you
think it is a nice job try it once, and
see how you like it. Better buy a
supply of stamped envelopes they
only cost you fifty-three cents for
twenty-five, leaving only three cents
for the envelopes, a better grade than
is usually sold for ten cents. If you
mis-direct any of them, return them to
the carrier, who will give you a two
cent stamp for each one spoiled.
"Don't leave your wagons, buggies,
or other machinery in front of your
box if you do, the carrier would be
justified in passing along without
leaving your mail.
"Don't put a letter in the box with
out raising the signal, and then cuss
the carrier for not taking your letter
"Don't set your box right above a
ditch so that the carrier takes chances
of tipping over every time he drives up
to it.
"Don't put your box lower than
four feet and six inches from the
ground if it is lower than that, the
wheel might run against it and tear it
"Don't grumble at your carrier if
he should happen to get your box a
little behind his regular time remem
ber that he has from fifty to 100 stops
to make during his trip and he might
have found a sack of oats by a box.
That, of course, would cause some de
lay in picking it up.
"Don't be afraid to put in a little
extra road work next spring, fixing
up bad places. Good roads will in
crease the value of your land and re
sult in benefits to the entire com
New Depot for Milaca.
The Great Northern is planning on
building a new $20,000 brick depot at
Milaca this year, according to the lat
est reports.
The new structure is to be a dupli
cate of the new Princeton depot accord
ing to a statement made by Supt. R.
W. Bryan of this division of the Great
A. C. Wilkes, W. S. Foster and '&.
JR. Mallette as a committee appointed
by the citizens meeting here, called on
General Supt. F. E. Ward at St. Paul
last Thursday and presented him with
a petition for anew depot at this place,
Mr. Ward gave them a cordial recep
tion and said the company had already
considered plans for a new depot at
this point. He said they proposed to
put in a new depot here 132 feet in
length, but that everything was not
definitely decided in regard to whether
it would be built this year or not, al
though he favored the idea of its con
struction this summer.
Division Supt. R. W. Bryan was
here Tuesday morning and in an in
terview stated that the proposed new
depot here was to be a duplicate of
the Princeton depot with the exception
that it would have a larger heating
plant, and he considered that the pros
pect of its being erected this summer
was exceedingly good. He said that
this would be the third depot of that
style built by the company, the others
being located at Litchfield and Prince
ton.Milaca Times.
Transplanting at Night.
In an article appearing in one of the
botanical papers the author discusses
in an interesting manner the trans
planting of plants in full foliage at
night. It is customary to transplant
trees after the leaves have fallen in the
fall or winter. It is now found that
trees may be transplanted in May or
June with little or no injury, provided
the process is carried on at night. At
night time nature and man recuperate
from the exertions of the day. No
man can start this recuperation for
himself and family easier than by reg
ularly using golden grain belt beer at
his meals. It is brewed with the great
est possible care and makes an
ideal tonic. Order of your nearest
dealer or be supplied by Henry Veidt,
Looks 'as Fresh as Ever.
Geo. A. Iselin surprised his many
old Cambridge friends by dropping in
town unceremoniously last Friday.
The Col. looks as fresh as ever and
says he feels better. Mr. Iselin will
make Cambridge his headquarters for
an indefinite time. Like all the rest
of the people who leave Minnesota
after having lived in its confines for
many years he thinks this State about
the best place on earth to live in and
prefers Isanti county.Cambridge In
For Sale.
Good team of mares, weight about
2,700, both sound. Henry Hess, sec
tion 8, Greenbush. P. O. Estes.Brook.
*raiOT5H5r7iioiEs^aasE, mi
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Long Distance 'Phone 313
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life Unexcelled service. Equipped with every
modern convenience for the treatment and the
cure of the sick and the invalid. All forms of
Electrical Treatment, Medical Baths, Massage
X-ray Laboratory, Trained Nurses in attend
ance. Only non-contagious diseases admitted,
Charges reasonable.
Trained nurses furnished
for sickness in private
Medical Director.
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
The Rural
Telephone Co.
Lines to Dalbo, Cambridge, Santi
ago and Qlendorado.
8^~ Good Service in Princeton and to all
adjoining points
Patronize a Home Concern.
Service Day and Night.
Princeton, Minn.
Single and Double Rigs
at a iloments' Notice.
Commercial Travelers' Trade a Specialty
making it grow by keeping nothing but the best goods and selling at a price
which would give our customers some of the profit. We have been obliged to
increase our force of clerks, in order to keep up with our rapidly increasing
JJ trade, and can assure all our old customers and the public in general that the
best goods and the best service will always be our motto.
Tl*e Latest and the Best i Everything
Always at Anderson's.
Mse-"- How about that 1
House or Barn
at the time when you can buy right, and
A Head Topic
What Is nicer and more confortable than a perfect-fitting
hat. The McKibbln is popular because it is always a good fit,
wears well and always looks well. We have them in all
sizeskinds',an and can suit you.
Hats and Caps
gradually the past few years and we have been
You intend 1
to Build 1
Let us figure on the bill. Quality 3
and right prices is our motto. 3
North Star Lumber Co. I
Foley Bean Lumber
Manufacturers and
Wholesale Dealers In
White Pine Lumber,
Lath and Shingles.
Also Sash, Doors, Mouldings and a Com*
plete Stock of Building Material.
and Sale Stable.
Opposite Commercial Hotel
A. H. STEEVES, Prop.
First Class Rigs on
hand day or night. 2
Drafters and drivers
always on hand.
in the way that you can buy right
at the place where you can buy right.
buy right if you buy for cash and you
can buy right
AT i
all times if you buy at
Dealer In general merchandise, 7
agent for Pratt's perfumes and
toilet articles and ricCall Bazaar
For saleOne eight-room house and
lot also one cottage with large lot.
Inquire of M. L. Wheeler.
-A-JS jilt
on the shoe question. Don't pay
$5.00 for $3.50 footwear hereafter.
for yourself and the family here
and the balance will be in your
favor. We sell $5 shoes for $3.50.
There is really remarkable value in
our offerings. Our shoes fit have
style and great wearing qualities.
Putnai Fadeless Dyes
are easier to use and color more goods
brighter and faster colors than any
other dye. Sold by C. A. Jack, at
10 cents per package.
Old Papers for sale at the UNION of
fice for 25c per 100. Jusi the thing for
acrpets and house-cleaning.
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