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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 244.
BTATE DEPARTMENT ADVICES ON FAR EASTERN SITUATION DECIDEDLY GLOOMY. JAPANESE MUST LEAVE VLADIVOSTOK ACTION OF RUSSIA RESORTED TO ONLY WHEN HOSTILITIES APPEAR IMMINENT. 'SAILS FORUNKNOWN DESTINATION REPORTED DEPARTURE OF RUS- SIAN FLEET FROM PORT AR- THUR CONFIRMED. Toiio, Feb. 5.Tokio newspapers this morning publish a story to the effect that twenty thousand Russian troops have been concentrated in the Yalu valley with the probable inten tion of seizing North Korea. Vladivstock, Feb. 5.- One thousand Japanese left here yesterday for Japan. Three other steamers filled with Japanese are on the point of sailing. Washington, Feb. 5.The state de partment has received advices from various points touching the Russo Japanese situation, all' of a decided gloomy tendency. One of the most significant, in the minds of officials, confirms the press disoatch from ToMo jespectine the USSIA GETS HER TROOPS wenty Thousand Me Nobolized in Yalu ValleyOne Thousand Japan ese Leave Vladivostok. NEW IDEA MAGAZINES 5 Ladies' Coats Ladies' $23.50 Coats Friday and Saturday $17.50 20.00 14.98 15.00 9.98 10.00 7.50 5.00 3.75 SpecialThree full length $22.50 Coats carried from last year, each $10.00 5.00 notification to Japanese at viamvos tock to prepare to leave the town, a measure which is rarely resorted to except in caso war is regarded as an absolute certainty. The advice on this point does not indicate that any Amer icans have been affected by the nobeen tice, although it is understood that the purpose of the Russians is to pre vent any spying in Vladivostock, which is to be made the principal base of naval operations in the event of war. Xonnrmation-also-comesto the_ de partment of the reported disappear ance of the Russian fleet from Port Arthur. Officials here surmise the fleet has gone to Vladivostock. Another confirmed report is that six regiments of Russian troops have de parted from Newchwang for Korea. JAPANESE OFFICIALS ACTIVE. Important Conferences of Frequent Occurrence. Tokio, Feb. 5.Premier Katsura and his associates in the cabinet gave a dinner during the day to eighteen representative peers and communi cated to them the nature and progress of the diplomatic negotiations with Russia. The Marquis Ito had a private audi ence with the emperor, at which the situation was discussed. These and other incidents clearly indicate the seriousness of the situation. It is generally believed that Russia Is massing troops north of the Yalu river so as to be prepared to resist a possible invasion by the Japanese. The cabinet, elder statesmen and commanders of the army and navy are in almost constant conference or communication. There is, however, |no indication of the eouraa thov in- Ladies' Waists Ladies' 1.25 and $1.50 Flannel Waists, Friday and Saturday only... "8c 2.50 afcfc 3.00 Ladies' Waists now $1-88 Ladies' Skirts $1.75 Skirts Friday and Saturday$1.25 3.00 2.50 4.00 10.00 7.95 Ladies' Fur Coats $75 00 Fur Coats Friday and Saturday $50.00 59 50 45.00 5o!oo 35.00 Men's Overcoats One lot Men's fine Kersey and fancy mixed Overcoats, Friday and Saturday S Another lot as well made but not quite as line a .quality, 2-985 3 7 39.50 28.50 eac 11 7 5 $9.75 tend to pursue. The belief is prevalent that Russia Is seeking to provoke Japan to take the initiative. JAPANESE ARE WARNED. State of Siege May Be Proclaimed Any Momenta Tokio, Feb. 5.The Japanese com mercial agent at Vladivostock has been notified by the commander of the Russian garrison that he might at any time, in accordance with orders from St. Petersburg, have to proclaim a Btate of siege. Consequently he de sired the agent to make preparations for the eventual departure of Japanese residents. Should any wish to re main they will be ordered*to repair to Habarovsk. Japanese official reports confirm marked military activity in Manchu ria. Houses have been prepared at Liaoyang, Paicheng, Kaichow and other places for the accommodation of Russian soldiers. Carts have also requisitioned to transport ammu nition and stores. Troops are steadily moving in the direction of the Yalu and the Chinese residents of Yiugchou are preparing for flight. THINK IT MEANS WAR. Conclusions Drawn From Russian Mil -jtfl i'y 'Airtlyity. Paris, Feb. 5.The foreign office here expected definite information dur ing the day concerning the Russian reply, but the failure to receive ad vices is construed as meaning that the document is not ready, or that extreme precaution is being taken at St. Peis tersburg owing to the gravity of the situation. In the meantime the French officials consider that the very great naval and military activity of Russia is equivalent to a declaration that the response will constitute Russia's last word. DESTINATION UNKNOWN. Russian Fleet of Warships Leaves Port Arthur. London, Feb. 5.All the Russian warships, except one which is under going repairs, are reported to have left Port Arthur. Their destination is unknown. pnin IIV A A Tf 1UT\ A will be busy days at this store. Choice merchandise at a low Kll/A I Ailli A 1 LIRli/i I the largest and only modern store in northern Minnesota. Washington, Feb. 5.Mr. Takahira, the Japanese minister here, has been informed by his government of the de parture of the Russian fleet from Port Arthur. Nothing is said about its destination. Young Corbett has signed articles to meet Dave Sullivan at San Fran Cisco the end of this month. 0\MX* he Bemidji Daily Pioneer BEMIDJI. MINNESOTA. Ladies' Petticoats Sweaters One lot men's 1.25 Sweaters Friday and Saturday.... 79c each One lot boys' Sweaters 49c each Shoes One lot bovs' Shoos worth uo to $2.00 a pair Friday and Satur- day $1.25. Full line of siz"s of 0l Se.il Rubbers in stock. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1904. TEX CENTS PER WEEK. FEDERAL GRAND JURY INVESTI- GATING VIOLATORS OF PRO- HIBITION LAW. GOVERNMENT LOSES MUCH REVENUE COMMISSIONER YERKES BACK OF MOVEMENT FOR WHOLE SALE ARRESTS. Kansas City, Feb. 5.Wholesale in dictments by the federal grand jury of express agents in Kansas City, throughout Kansas and in the prohibi tion counties of Texas, and of liquor dealers who have been shipping liquor into these prohibition states are im minent, the result of a movement started by John W. Yerkes,* commis sioner-of internal revenue at Wash ington The local agents .of three wholesale liquor houses, it is an nounced, have been indicted and a\ rested but released on their own rec ognizance and additional bills will, it said, be found against the agent of every express company in Kansas City, in the state of Kansas and in the prohibition com.ties of Texas wlv have acted as agents fur the liquor houses in selling whisky a fast as the evidence against them cau be pre sented. For years practically every express company in this part of the Southwest has acted as the agencies for liquor companies who have sold liquor in Kansas and Texas, the express agents of the different companies acting nom inally as agents at the various points, thus practically nullifying tho prohibi tion law. To,avoid the law the whisky was sent in sealed* packages, ad dressed to fictitious names, and sold hy the agents for "express charges." Millions of cases of whisky have been sent into Kansas yearly and for each case disposed of the agents were al lowed 50 cents. This naturally has proven not only a violation of the pro hibition laws of the states named but has deprived the federal government of an immense amount of rvA" AFTE EXPRES S AGENT S FEAR FOR Ladies'Silk $15.00 Pet ticoats, black or car- dinal, Friday and Saturday $9.50 McGee's Ajustabled yoke Mercerized sateen Petticoats at from $1.50 to $3.50 each One lot la- dies'House Slippers worth up to sl.75 a pair Friday and Saturday 5!ic a pair Washington. Feb. ".--A official bulletin Issued this morning says that Senator Hanna has typhoid fever. The patient rested fairly well during the nijjht. His temperature this morn inp was 100, pulse 82. une weak heart aotton or senatoi Hanna is causing his physicians the gravest concern. They fear that they will not be able to sustain his strength to make the fight which may be noces sary the next few days. The following bulletin regarding Senator Banna's condition was given out immediately after the eonsulta tion: large-)"At the consultation h.dd_jULring_the morning no new feature was found in Mr. Hanna's condition. He is suffer ing from a recurrent attack of grippe xiuth sn unusual amount of nhvsieal BRITISH FISCAL POLICY. John Morley Will Introduce Amend ment Feb. 8. London, Feb. 6.John Morley an nounced during the day in tho house of commons his definite intention to introduce, Feb. 8, his fiscal amend ment to the address in reply to tho speech from tho throne, even if Pre mier Balfour is absent. Previous to this announcement Home Secretary Akys-Douglass, in behalf of the government, said he was willing to give facilities for an ade quate discussion of tho fiscal quostlon if the amendment was withdrawn, but a storm of protests, which Issued from the* opposition benches, decided Mr. Morley to carry out his original plan. Sevt ral questions were put with the object of eliciting information regard ing the lj^ir Eastern situation, tho steps takeW to avert war and whether the governrofnt alone, or in conjunc tion with tW) United States jsovern- Any'odd garment in men's Underwear at a dis count of 25 per cent. One lot ladies'line Combination Suits at a dis count of 5*0'per cent. 0\ One lot children's Underwear worth up 85c for 19c each. Sewing Machines New Home Sewing Machines from $25 to $40 Good machines made-at the New Home factory at from.. ..$15 to $27.50 HANNA'S LIFE Official Bulletin Declares That Has Typhoid FeverHeart Action Is Weak. NEW IDEA PATTERNS price is the magnet we will use to draw customers to Underwear depression. There are no alarming symptoms and no reason to believe that recovery will not take place in a reasonable time." Tho possible development of typhoid fever or kidney trouble is the chief source of apprehension of the attend ing physicians. They base their state ment regarding the weeks that must elapse before Che senator will bo able to go put, even in the event of no un toward developments, on his extreme physical exhaustion. Tho senator is not a good patient. After a period of depression he is im patient, to get up and around, it is this activity that has had a good dead to do with bringing on his present -sickness, lie.Jias^oJ: been ln pressed with the adv:'( of his physician-andr has jokingly told him that, he was kept well all his life by working off sick ness. ment, had pressed Russia to evacuate Manchuria, etc., but the questions practically were without result. BLIZZARD CREATES HAVOC. Michigan Railroad Traffic About at a Standstill. Grand Rapids, Mich., Feb. G.The blizzard which has played havoc with railroad trafiic In Western Michigan during the past twenty-four hours has ceased and tho weather is now mod erate, jt The Pore Marquette and the other railroads expect to have their lines free before the day is over and trains agnin moving on time. Interurban trafllc cut of Grand Rapids Is prac tically suspended and tho railroads are having great difficulty re-establish ing schedules and .digging trains out of drifts. Tho Pore Marquette is ex periencing tho most trouble, traffic along tho main line to Chicago having been' practically suspended during the past twelve hour*. Children's Cloaks Our entire lot of children's and misses Cloaks at 1-3 off from the regular price. Carpet Sweepers Bissell's Cyco Sweeper, $3.00 Bissell's Stan- *&/ dard Sweeper $2.50 1 barrel 10 ct.'mixed candy .Friday and Saturday ..5 cts a pound Thousands of yards of Dress Goods, Wash Goods, Silks, Car- }ets Laces and Embroideries on sale Friday and Saturday. 100 boxes fine toilet soap worth 15 cts. a box Friday and Satnrday 9 cents One lot men's Neckwear worth up to 50 cts. for 9 cents Oar Friday and Saturday Penny Basket. This will be a regular Grab Bag. Your choice of any article in the basket for ONE CENT. 1 1 I.i to A