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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 252.
London, Feb. 15.Baron Hayasni, the Japanese minister at London, has received a telegram from Tokio an nouncing that M. Pavloff, the Russian minister to Korea, has left Seoul for home. The telegram reads: "M. Pavloff, with embassy staff, has left Seoul for St. Petersburg. He was escorted from the capital by Japanese troops in order to prevent hostile dem onstrations. Japanese forces are main taining order in Korea." The telegram does not give the rea son for the minister's departure. Baron Hayashi says it is probably due to the rebuff which Pavloff received regard ing the disoosal of the Russian sea* We are now showing ad vance styles in Spring Dress Goods. French Voiles at 50c, 85c, $1.15, $1.65 and $2 a yard. Wool Crepe de Chine $2 a yard. Mohairs at 50c, 90c, $1, $1.75 and $2 a yard. Storm. Serges and Cheviots at from 50c to $1.25 a yard. New Silks 50c to $1.50 a yard. New Wash Goods from 5c to $1 a yard. Wool Challies, beautiful patterns, 40c a yard. O'LCARY BOWSER BEMIDJI MINNESOTA OVE FOU HUNDRE SABRED RUSSIAN COSSACKS Thirty Japanese Killed at Dove Bay Where Landing Was Attempted. London, Feb. 15.The Daily Mail's Port Arthur correspondent cables of a disastrous defeat suffered by the Japanese in attempting to effect a landing of 600 soldiers near Talienwan. The officials here claim that 410 out of 600 soldiers that attempted a landing were sabred by the Russian Cossacks, the remainder escaping to the ships. The Japanese also landed at Dove Bay, where 30 were killed, the remainder retreating. Many London papers print dispatches from Tokio, Nagaski and Shanghai reporting the destruction of three Russian cruisers by mines or toipedoes in Paugaru strait, off Aomore, Japan. i JAPANESE SUFFER DEFEAT Six Hundred Soldiers Landed by The Near Talienwan With Disastrous Results. men taken on tne variag ana jvunet* at Chemulpo. NEARLY ONE HUNDRED KILLED. Blunder Causes Loss of Russian War* ship at Port Arthur. Port Arthur, Feb. 15.The Russian Mine vessel Yenisei, while attempting to destroy a floating buoy, was carried onto a neighboring mine, which ex ploded under the bows of the Yenisei, -which sank. The commanding officer, engineer, two midshipmen and ninety two seamen perished. The Yenisei is a vessel of 2,500 tons, 800 feet long, with high freeboard, two funnels and two masts. She has ports cut in her long, overhanging counter, through which to lower mines. Russia has two other vessels of this type, their apparent use being to mine har bors and to carry torpedoes from sta tions to warships. The Yenisei was armed with Ave 3-inch rapidfire and six 3-pounder rapidfire guns. She made 1(. knots on her speed trial in 1901. S Petersburg, Feb. 15.According to the Novoe Vremya the Yenisei was laying mines at the entrance of Ta lienwan bay with the object of closing it against attack from the sea. Ob serving that one of the mines* had risen to the surface the Yenisei ap proached for the purpose of lifting it up when the vessel came in contact with another mine, which exploded and caused the disaster. EXPLANATION REQUESTED. American Vessel Forcibly Detained at Port Arthur. Washington, Feb. 15.The state de partment has instructed Ambassador McCormick to ask the Russian gov ernment at St. Petersburg for an ex planation of the compulsory detention in the harbor of Port Arthur of the American steamship Pleiades, which conveyed a cargo of flour to that place from Honolulu just before the out break of hostilities. The vessel is owned by the Boston Towboat com pany, which has made formal com plaint to the state department, hence the instruction to Minister McCor mick. By some officials here the opinion is expressed that the detaining of the ship is not a violation of international law provided adequate demurrage is paid to the owners of the vessel. It is assumed that the vessel is detained for strategical purposes and naval officers point out that her departure at this time might enable the Japanese to learn important facts about the con dition ot affairs at Port Arthur. MAY RECALL CASSINI. Russian Government Displeased With His Work in Washington. St. Petersburg, Feb. 15.There is reason to believe that the foreign min istry has decided to recall Count Cas eini, Russian ambassador to the Unit ed States. The Russian government is highly disaDpointed that Cassini did not suc ceed in establishing closer friendly re lations with the United States before hostilities began. Intense anti-American feeling pre Tajls in society here. The newspapers and all classes are coupling the United States with England as being Russia's most inveterate foe. BOMBARDMENT DENIED. Russians Doubt Stories About Vladi vostock Squadron. St Petersburg, Feb. 15.The Asso ciated Press is authorized to deny tbe report that Japanese troops had land red-ai-Pdrt Arvhu-r wkfc-thc-loss &t two regiments. Nothing is known here officially re garding the movements of the Vladi vostock squadron, but the reports that it had sunk Japanese tmnsports off Wonsan and destroyed Hekodate are generally discredited, it being pointed out that it is inmo.Ssib.le for the souad- 1 1 The Bemidji Daily Pione ron to nave oeen in tne two places al most simultaneously. MERCHANT STEAMER SUNK. Russian Warships Attack a Japanese Vessel. Yokohama, Feb. 15.It is reported here that the Russian warships Gromo boi, Rossia, Rurik and Bogatyr sunk the Japanese merchant steamer Akou ra Maru off Hokkaido on Feb. 11. British Steamer Detained. London, Feb. 15.The owners of the British steamer Foxton Hall (from Barry Dec 11. via Port Said, for Port Arthur), coal laden, have been advised that the vessel has been detained by the Russian authorities at Port Ar thur. Russian soldiers have been placed on board. CALL ON SECRETARY HAY. Chinese and Japanese Ministers Make Brief Visits. Washington, Feb. 15.Sir Chentung Liang Cheng, the Chinese minister here, called at the state department during the day and formally notified Secretary Hay that the emperor of China had' issued a proclamation of neutrality. The minister's cablegram contained the further information that in issuing this proclamation the em peror had in the strongest terms en joined upon the viceroys and the gov ernors of the provinces to adopt every precaution for the protection of foreign life and property in their re spective territories. The minister feels that "there is now no danger to be apprehended of attacks upon for eigners in China in view of the strong language Of the proclamation and its speedy distribution. The Japanese minister, Mr. Taka hira, also called at the state depart ment. He bore with him a telegram received from the Japanese minister of foreign affairs and reading as fol lows: "His majesty, the emperor, having been greatly affected to .learn of the great conflagration which recently oc curred in Baltimore, commands me to convey to the president his expression of deep condolence and sympathy with the people of that city." The minister had no news touching the progress of the campaign in the East and rather looked for a lull for the next few days. FEARS A GENERAL WAR. Japanese Official Discusses Far East ern Situation. Chicago, Feb. 15."It is extremely probable that the United States and each of the great powers will do actual fighting before this war is over. The United States has taken a strong and courageous position." Dr. Tyokichi Iyenaga, formerly a secretary in the foreign department of the Japanese government, made the above prediction. Dr. Iyenaga has just completed a series of lectures in Chicago under the auspices of the University of Chicago. He said: "All along I have been saying that the United States and England should join with Japan in settling this Far Eastern question in the interests of modern progressive civilization. The United States has done just what Japan has wanted. President Roose velt and Secretary Hay, by proposing to limit the question, have taken a very strong stand. The only way to prevent a general war in which all the nations would be fighting will be to carry out the proposal which has been made by the United States." GERMAN PROCLAMATION. I Citizens Advised to Observe the Strict est Neutrality. Berlin, Feb. 15.The imperial chan cellor, Count von Buelow, in the Iteichsanzeiger, the government's offi cial organ, has issued the following proclamation: "In consequence of the official dec larations of war between the imperial government of Russia and the impe rial government of Japan it becomes the duty of every one in the German empire and in the. empire's colonies and also of Germans residing abroad I to observe in all their relations the strictest neutrality." i Details of prohibitions contained in the British and some other declara tions of neutrality are omitted. The officers of the crown are charged to see that neutrality is enforced. IN EVENT OF RUSSIAN DEFEAT. Germany Will Create a Diversion in Her Favor. London, Feb. 15.The St. Peters burg correspondent of the Daily Tele graph claims unimpeachable authority to declare that in the event of Russia being defeated in the far East, Ger many will make a diversion in her favor likely to have far-reaching re sults. British Steamer Fired On. Chefoo. Feb. 15.The British steam-1 er Fu Ping, when leaving Port Arthur, was fired on by Russians. Three Chi-, ne?e members of the crew were wounded. The Russians afterwards apologized for firing on the vessel. I TO MINIMIZE HE AREA OF HOSTILITIES. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, MONDAY. FERRUARY 1-3, L9u4, TEN CENTS PER WEEK. NOTE IS MADE PUBLIC TEXT OF SECRETARY HAY'S PRO- POSAL RESPECTING THE IN- TEGRITY OF CHINA. UPRISING OF CELESTIALS FEARED JAPAN AND RUSSIA REQUESTED Washington, Feb. 15.The state de partment has issued this statement: "After some preliminary exchange of views between this government and the government of other powers inter ested in the Chinese matters the do partment. on the 10th of February, sent the following instructions to the American representatives in St. Pe tersburg. Tokio and Peking: 'You will express to Hie minister for foreign affairs the earnest desire, of the government of the United States that in the course of the mili tary operations which have begun be tween Russia and Japan the neutral ity of China and in all practicable ways her administrative entity shall be respected by both parties and that the area of hostilities shall be local ized and.mited as much as possible, as undue excitement and disturbance of the Chinese people may be prevent ed and the least possible loss to the commerce and intercourse of the world will be occasioned.' Powers Requested to Act. "At the same time this government informed all the powers signatory of the protocol at Peking of its action and requested similar action on their part." A number of answers to the above note have been received. There is a hint that Austria will seek to avoid any participation in the proposed rep resentation to the belligerents on the ground that she has small concern in the matter, but no formal answer has been had from her. England wants a more definite statement of the pur pose and scope of the note. Secre tary Hay is disinclined to yield to this wish. He thinks that it would be impossible to get the powers together if an attempt is made to very exactly define the purpose of concurrent ac tion. As to Manchuria the question is left open purposely as to whether or not Chinese administration is or is not in force in that war swept territory. That is why the term 'administrative entity" was used in Secretary Hay's note. It is a question of fact to be de termined later on whether or not China does possess "administrative entity" in Manchuria. See No Cause for Suspicion. The suspicion engendered by the issue of the note is inexplicable to the authorities here. It is declared that the government has been ani mated by the most simple and direct purposes and has tried to express that fact in its note. There is grave dan ger of the flight from Peking of the Chinese court if it is not speedily con vinced that there is no danger ot an invasion of China by one or the other of the belligerents. The state depart ment has been warned by China it self that the result of this flight would certainly be a general uprising against foreigners that might result in massacres. And the end would be per haps the disruption of China. In this event it is believed here that the neu tral powers would make off with the lion's share, the belligerents being too much occupied to prevent them. This conviction of the officials here causes them freely to express the opinion th -t Russia will be guilty of a grave mis take if she rejects Secretary Hay's proposals. But if she does so it is said there will be no attempt made on our part to secure through force of arms the purposes stated in the note, in other words, the United States is not to be dragged into hostilities in the East. SEEK FURTHER INFORMATION. London, Paris and Berlin in Accord on Hay's Note. Paris, Feb. 15.The semi-official Temps says the cabinets of London, Paris and Berlin are in accord upon Secretary Hay's note. In the response which the three powers will make to tbe United States it will be suggest ed that the text of the American docu ment be clarified and simplified. The three powers agree in giving the note a construction favorable to China's proclaiming her neutrality and also I that this neutrality be recognized and respected throughout the period of hostilities, but owing to the special conditions prevailing in Manchuria, which is the present theater of actual warfare, Manchuria will not be in cluded under the declaration of Chi nese neutrality, this exception of Man churia not affecting China's rights or stipulations in treaties. MEETS NO OPPOSITION. German Information Regarding Secre tary Hay's Proposal. Berlin, Feb. 15.The German gov ernment has been informed that neither Russia nor Japan opposes in principle Secretary May's proposal in regard to China. The foreign office, in exchanging views with other cabinets, finds al.- that all the powers are in clined to the same views, each, how ever, beinc concerned as to tb fans fn whtTf these should be expressed and the precise precautions which ought to be taken. BURTON CASE TAKEN UP. \rguments on Demurrer to Indictment Begun. St. Louis, Feb. 15.Argument on lhe demurrer ot United States Senator Joseph 11. Burton of Kansas to the in dictment charging him with using his Influence to prevent the issuance of a postofflee fraud order against the Rial to Grain and Securities company and receiving for such services $2,500 was begun before Judge Adams in the United States district court during the day. Senator Burton's contention is that the extent of the United States' Interest in the matter was on the issu ance of an order which would serve to stop the transmission of mail to and from the company and that no ques tion of governmental interest or policy was involved. The senator contended, through his attorney, Judge Chester Krum. that no law of the United States was violated by him and that the United States has no legitimate interest in the efforts of the Rialto Grain and Securities company to pre vent the issuance of a fraud order against it. Senator Burton was in court. In his demurrer he admits thai he accepted the money from the llia'to company, but says he did so merely as an attor ney, anu that he did not agree to use his Influence as a senator in prevent ing the issuance of a fraud order. MILLIONAIRE SUICIDES. William J. Lemp of St. Louis Puts Bul let In Brain. St. Louis, Feb. 15.William J. Lemp. president of the Lemp Brewing company, committed suicide during the day at his residence by shooting himself in the temple with a revolver. He died an hour after firing the fatal shot. Growing depression over the death of his favorite son, Fred Lemp, three years ago and the loss of Fred erick Pabst of Milwaukee, a lifelong friend, is believed to have been the cause for his rash act. Mr. Letup, who was sixty-eight years old and a native of Germany, has lived in St. Louis for forty-eight years, lie stood high in business and social circles and was reputed to bo a millionaire. Mr. Lemp, it seems, was alone in his room when the shot was fired. Complaining of not feeling well he bad not arisen as early as the other mem bers of the family. Breakfast had been served and the sons had gone to their duties at the offleo and Mrs. Lemp had gone up town. The servants were busying themselves about their daily tasks. A shot was heard from the direction of Mr. Letup's room. The servants, who hurried to the apart ment, found Mr. Lemp lying on the floor, a revolver clutched in his right hand and a bullet wound In his tern pie. RADICAL ACTION PROBABLE. Destruction of American Interests in San Domingo Continues. Washington, Feb. 15.Minister Pow ell has cabled the state department that American property interests in San Domingo are suffering heavily as a result of the insurrection. This is true of the property near the city of San Domingo and in the lines of the revolution. The minister says: "It is reported to me that at Santa Fc the cattle on the estate of the Bartram company of New York, num bering about 500 and used In sugar production on the plantation, have nearly all been killed. The telephone line between this city and Santa Fe, the property of an American company, has been destroyed, also an engine used by the San Domingo Improve ment company, an American corpora tion also a handsome residence be longing to the Clyde Line company and occupied by their agent was sot on fire and destroyed. "These are just a few of the acts of wanton destruction which have been perpetrated. The French residents are suffering equally with our own"" The patience of the state depart ment is being severely tested by these continuous reports and some action may be taken in the near future. SECURE CASH AND VALUABLES. Five Masked Men Hold Up San Fran cisco Ciub. San Francisco, Feb. 15.Five men entered the Colonial club, a resort fre quented by sporting men in this city, during the night. While one remained on guard the others broke into the elubroorn and rounded up the inmates, who were lined up against the wall. They were then relieved of their val uables. From J. Schriebor they took $200 in coin and from John Lyons I $2!J5 in gold and a diamond stud and ring. Clarence Waterhouso forfeited $1,000 in coin and a diamond ring val-[ ued at $1,000, Perry Quill gave up a diamond stud and ring, value un known: W. F.ngstrom $300 and a dia mond ring and Husi Flint $50 in gold and a diamond ring. The keys of the bank were then taken from Joseph Harlanio and from it the robbers got $5,500 in gold coin. The victims were then bound hand and foot and laid race downward upon the floor, two of the roboers being left in charge of them until the rest of the band had sufiicient time to get away In safety. They then extinguished thf lights and made good their escape. No trace of the thieves has so far been obtainable. ENDS PENDING LITIGATlUn. Big Deal Involving Wisconsin Water power Properties. Kaukauna, Wis., Feb. 15.The big gest deal which has taken place here for many years Is that between the litigating parties concerning the water power whereby John ri. Van Norwiek, president of the Green Bay and Mis &*ginoi Canal company, becomea the HAS FiSHI MANGE IENATOR HANNA'S CONDITION IS CRITICAL CUT HOPE IS NOT ABANDONED. TEMPERATURE CONTINUES VERY HIGH FREQUENT BATHS RESORTED TO IN AN EFFORT TO REDUCE THE FEVER. Washington. Feb. 15.Although Sen ator Manna's condition is extremely critical his physicians have not aban doned hope and'say he has a slight chance of recovery. The latest bul letin gave his temperature as 104. pulse 115, respiration 34. The use of oxygen is still resorted to occasionally, although at less frequent intervals. The patient continues to take nourish ment. It is not believed that the senator can withstand a fever at so high a point as that shown throughout tho latter part of the night and morning and a light is being made to reduce the fever. The senator was awake at times during the night, but on the whole the doctors say he passed a comfortable night. His stomach is in good condition and he has I teen able to take nourtshnient-vvei1~tlTtTS--faT: A sponge bath given after the tem perature was read at 105 only slightly reduced the fever, which again crept up to the 105 point. This fact was a discouraging feature of the night in the patient's struggle for recovery. The senator has shown wonderful vi tality. One of the nurses remarked that his rally from the sinking spell wus remarkable. Patient Perfectly Rational. No oxygen was given Senator Manna, for several hours during the morning. The degree and amount of stimulant is also gradually being reduced. Tho senator is conscious and perfectly ra tional. He recognized his daughter Ruth and iu addressing tho doctor said: "Well, how am I this morning?" Tho doctor replied: "You are better and doing well. We want ycu to help us, senator." "I will," wiu) the response. Mr. Dover announced it as the opin ion of the doctors that the senator had a "lighting chance." As to whether the climax of tho fover has been reached the doctors will make no announcement. They say the temperature may go up or down any minute. At 2:'M) p. m. Senator Manna's brother, upon leaving tho sick cham ber, said: "Viy brother's temperature has been reduced to loo.8. All conditions are. favorable." Tho temperature at noon bad fallen. eight-tenths of a degree from that taken shortly before and contained in the noon bulletin. This droit took place before the bath, which was given shortly afterwards and which brought the temperature down to 100.8. The report is regarded as very satisfactory. owner of the undivided hair Interest of Joseph Vilas, Sr., in the Kaukauua, Water Bower company and the wholo of the Badger Paper company's prop erties, Including the Brokaw l'ulp company on the watorpower canal. The deal involves stock to the total Of $250,000. The payments have been made, entirely closing the trans action. Tliis does away forever with any fiir't'h'er hindrance- to the future of Kaukaiitia, as the whole of the power of the Fox river here will at once be improved. ROOF CRUSHED BY AVALANCHE. Inmates of Viroqua (Wis.) Asylum Thrown Into Panic. Vlroqua, Wis., Feb. 15.--The roof of the Vlroqua insane asylum was crushed like an eggshell bys an avalanche of snow and ice. which tumbled down upon It trom an adjoin ing hill. The crash precipitated a panic: among the patients and the at tendants experienced considerable dif ficulty In restoring them to quiet The janitor. Peter i.'ggler, and a few of the inmates were slightly injured. The institution is now in complete darkness owing to the destruction of the boiler and dynamoroom. COLORED' MAN CONFESSES. Admits Brutal Assault on Mother and Child. Roanoke, Va., Feb. 15.Henry Will iams, colored, who was arrested at Norfolk, W Va., Tuesday, on sus picion of having committed a murder ous assault and outrage on Mrs. George L. Shields and her three-year old daughter in their home here on Jan. 30, made a full confession of tho crime in the Bluefield, W. Va.. jail. Williams gave up two watches and some clothing stolen from the Shield's home. He was placed In jail here under ai. heavy guard. Boys Steal Silver Bullion. Chicago, Feb. 1.'.While digging for their stolen treasure on the shore off Lake Michigan Henry Germur, fifteen years old, and George Jensen, sixteen years old, have been arrested by South Chicago poiiee for stealing 1,000) pounds of silver bullion from the Na tional Smelting and Refining, company-