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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 253.
has reached here that,
effort thoroughly to occupy the stra
tegic points in the Hermit kingdom
while the Russian fleet is bottled up in
ON E HUNDRE AN NINETY-SEVEN
[OFFICER S AN ME N AR E LOS
Was On of the Cruisers Uninjured in
the Recent Conflicts at
By one conversant with the Japan-1
Petersburg, Feb. 16.The Russian second class cruiser
Boyarin was blown up by striking a mine at Port Arth ur on the
13th The disaster occurred in the same manner that the Russian
transport Yenisei was destroyed. The cruiser had on board 197
officers and men, all of whom, it is said, were lost. The Boyarin
was of 3,200 tons burden, and was one of these uninjured in the
recent conflicts at Port Arthur.
SIX HUNDRED RUSSIANS FROZEN TO DEATH.
Berlin, Feb. 16.The St. Petersburg correspondent ol the
Tagliche Rundschau says that 600 Russian soldiers were frozen to
death while marching across Lake Baikai in eastern Siberia. I he
victims became separated from the main body of the army during
a storm and perished in the cold.
RUSSIANS THREATEN GUNBOATS.
Yankon, China, Feb. 16Threatening demonstrations have been
made against the British Gunboat Espiegle and the United States
gunboat Helena by Russian soldiers, whose assaults and depreda
tions against outher countries continue.
se plans it is stated that the repeated i custody. The American consul,
attacks on Port Arthur are not for the
purpose of seizing that place at pres
ent unless an unexpected weakness in
the fortifications there should de
velop. They are part of a well de
fined plan for the harrassing of the
Russian fleet until Korea can be oc
cupied^ The bottling up of the fleet
there enables the landing of troops in
Korea without the convoy of a large
number of warships. The reports of
disorder in various parts of Korea
hastened the operations of the Japan
ese that they might obtain possession
before anarchy became prevalent and
foreign interests menaced in conse
The taking of Port Arthur will form
the second number of the war pro
gramme. First, however, it is learned
that the Japanese propose to cut the
line of communication well up on the
railroad running from Newchwang to
Port Arthur. It is expected a large
Japanese force will land at New
chwang shortly for this purpose.
Dalny Reported Bombarded.
ic The nsiilv Tele-
Magazines for March
Gilt Edge, Bostons Oily Cream.
Cream Dressing, all the 25c kind for
NEW DRESS GOODS.
Black and Colored Voiles at from
50 cents to 82 a yard.
Black and Colored Mohair from 60
cents to $2 a yard.
Black Wool Crepe de Chine $2.
Men"** Overcoats at 9.75 and
We are showing a beautiful line of
The Cruiser Boyarin Blown Up by a Mine at
i information i grapn's" TSnangnai correspondent, un-
I, on nnn der date of Feb. 12, says it is reported
nearlyat,20,000.I Japanese troops were landed Che-
that the Japanese have
W tyta TannlJl Daln
mulpo Sunday, the first division of a
large number which will be thrown in-j REFUGEES ILL TREATED.
to Korea as rapidly as possible in the i
bombarded landeds marines.
American Consul at Newchwang Pro
tests to Russians.
Newchwang, Feb. 16.About fifty
Japanese men on their way to Tien
tsin were arrested at Taihichou Feb.
with their women and arrived here
Henry T. Miller, procured the release
of the women, but Viceroy Alexieff or
dered their rearrest and transporta
tion, together with all the Japanese in
Manchuria, to Port Arthur. Mr. Miller
based his action on assurances the
Russians gave the Japanese consul
that all Japanese subjects would be
protected aml permitted to leave when
There are numerous Japanese com
plaints of Russian ill treatment. It is
said that 400 Japanese refugees from
Harbin and elsewhere who arrived at
Mukden Feb. 10 were arrested and
that many of them were severely beat
en and detained until they purchased
their release. When ilr were liber
ated the Japanese weio sent in open
trucks to Taihichow, where they were
again maltreated and sent on to Port
Arthur. Some of their women were
sent to Newchwang.
Consul Miller took the women un
der his protection and sent them tc
Shanhaikwan. Mr. Miller protested to
the civil administrator against the
cruel treatment of the Japanese refu
gees by Russian soldiers and request
ed a census of all Jananese transnort-
We wanf to show our Spring Goods. Going to offer a few every day necess-
ities at a very low price to make it an object for you to come to this store
We are showing our spring line of
Brussels and Nottingham Lace Cur
Children's Xoimandies, black, fleece
lined, sizes 6-10 1-2, new goods, worth
60 cents a pair our special price 45
cents a pair.
LADIES' DRESSING SACQUES.
Ladies' Flannelette Dressing Sacques,
a large assortment of patterns at
three-fourths of the regular price.
The Bemidji Daily jPion
ed to .fort Artnur. The consul "him
self was menaced by a Cossack with
out provocation and the officer com
manding at Newchwang expressed his
regrets and promised severely to pun
ish the Cossack.
8TRICT CENSORSHIP IN FORCE.
Jap Military and Naval Movements
Shanghai, Feb. 16.Advices from
Nagasaki, dated Friday, Feb. 12, state
that absolute reticence is maintained
by the government. An intense war
feeling prevails among all classes, al
though there is an apparent absence
of excitement. Among the striking
features of the situation are the strict
censorship which is exercised over all
cablegrams and the close concealment
of military and naval movements.
It has been the government's policy
to have the news of naval conflicts
come as a complete surprise.
The Russians in Japan are not terri
fied by the situation, but, nevertheless,
acting on the advice of their consuls.
they have begun a general exodus.
The mobilization of the Japanese
army has been carried out methodi
cally. It is estimated that 300,000
troops are now ready to be placed in
the field without impairing the nation
al defenses. The movements of the
troops are shrouded in mystery.
They are being moved at night to
ward their bases at Sasebo, Kure Miji
and Yokosuka and the lights of or
dinary trains are extinguished when
in the neighborhood of troop trains.
Members of the reserve force imme
diately step into the places of the out
going regulars. Their organization is
perfect and a full equipment is ready
for each one of the reserves.
SUFFERED LITTLE DAMAGE.
Russian Official Report of Port Arthur
London, Feb. 16.The correspond
ent of the Associated Press at St. Pe
tersburg cables the first official ac
count of the battle at. Port Arthur of
Tuesday last, received in a telegram
dated Port Arthur, Feb. 9. It is as
"At half past eleven o'clock this
morning a Japanese squadron of fif
teen vessels began the bombardment
of Port Arthur. Our squadron and
fortress replied and the battle lasted
"The Japanese squadron could not
stand the well placed fire of our fleet
and particularly of the forts and be
gan a rapid retirement. The Japanese
flagship was seriously damaged and,
according to the testimony of an eye
witness five other Japanese ships
were considerably injured. Boats be
longing to the port report that they
saw two Japanese ships sinking at sea.
"Our losses afloat were two officers
wounded, one so slightly that he con-,
tinued fighting six men killed and
fifty-four wounded. In the forts two
men were slightly wounded. The
bombardment of the forts and the
town did no damage, but frightened
the populace. At intervals during the
night firing was heard at sea."
JAPS MADE THE REQUEST.
Reason Why Russian Minister at Se
Seoul, Wednesday, Feb. 10.The
Russian consul at Chemulpo is now
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 19Q4. TEX (1EXTS
guaraecr Dy Japanese troops. louay
all the other Russians in the city have
been ordered into one large house,
where they will be detained awaiting
action of the authorities as to their
disposal. The Russian minister at Se
oul hssrbesa peq^este^ by the-Japan
ese minister, through a neutral lega
tion, to withdraw and ho has consent?
ed to do so. Ho will probably leave
There are now on board the French
cruiser Paschal 214 Russians, of whom
2 commanders, 14 officers and 31 men
are wounded. Six wounded men have
It is now known that the Russian
cruiser Variag had forty men aud one
officer, a count, killed during the re
cent engagement off Chemulpo. The
Variag had sixty-four men wounded,
among them Captain Rudenf, who was
in command of the cruiser. His
wounds are not considered serious.
The Russian dead, with the exception
of the young officer who fell on the
bridge were locked up in the cabin
when the Variag went down.
The Korean telegraph lines have
been cut in all directions.
JAPS LAND AT CHEMULPO.
Admiral Alexieff Reports Large Army
St. Petersburg, Feb. 16.A commu
nication from Viceroy Alexieff eon
firms the landing of 19,000 Japanese
troops at Chemulpo.
The viceroy adds that reports have
been received of attempts to cut the
telegraph wires along the Chinese
Eastern railway and also to destroy
one of the abutments of the Sungari
bridge. Those attempts, ho adds,
were immediately detected and deci
sive measures taken to guard railway.
REPORT NOT CONFIRMED.
Japs Said to Have Been Defeated in
London, Feb. 16.A dispatch from
Port Arthur says that The Japanese
met with a severe defeat at the hands
of the Russians when they landed 600
soldiers near Talienwan, with disas
trous results, 410 being sabred by Cos
sacks. The remainder escaped to
It is further stated that the Japan
ese landed at Dove Bay, where thirty
of them were killed and the remainder
The Daily Mail's Newchwang corre
spondent, under date of Feb. 11, ca
"According to official Port Arthur
telegrams the Japanese landed a force
yesterday at Pigeon Bay, West Port
Arthur. They were then attacked b\
troops and by the batteries and were
defeated with heavy loss."
QUITTING PORT ARTHUR.
All Foreigners and Civilians Ordered
Yingkow, Feb. 16.In consequence
of the attack by the Japanese upon
Port Arthur Viceroy Alexieff has or
dered all foreigners and civilians to
leave that, place. The families of the
Russian officers in Manchuria are be
ing sent to Russia and this is causing
great pressure upon the railway. Dalny
was the first place to be deserted,
These noncombatants and civilians
have abandoned all their property at
Port Arthur and Dalny.
The Russians freely admit that their
unpreparedness for the Japanese at
tack to have been a terrible blunder.
Only half the ships wore in line ot bat
tle and their officers were ashore cele
brating the anniversary of Viceroy
REMAINS IN THE TRAP.
Russian Gunboat Unable to Put Out
Shanghai, Feb. 16.The Russian
gunboat Mandjur, which before tin
war began was preparing for sea, has
now gone several miles uu the Wu-
a Seven Inch Decorated
Dinner Plate with each
12 11 rchii.se
Lyons' Tooth Powder
Men's .lack Buck Mitts, 1 lie SI kind,
for 71) cents.
Men's Horsehide Mitts, the 75c
kind, for 50 cents.
Men's Homemade Yarn Mitts 50c
for 19 cents.
Yarn Cloves, the 25c kind.
CARPETS AND RUGS.
We have received a large assort
ment of Carpets and Rugs.
A A m. A A M. A A
PORT ARTHUR ISOLATED.
Admiral Alexieff and His Forces Re- I
ported Penned Up.
Peking, Feb. IG.It is reported hero
that Admiral Alexieff is practically
isolated at Port Arthur. Direct com
munication between Port Arthur and
Vladivostock is suspended. Telegraph
lines are cul and the railroad in the
rear of Port Arthur has been blown
up. Sixty thousand Japanese have
been landed. Heavy mortality let re
ported among the troops at Port Ar
thur and DaThv.
Martial Law at Vladivostock.
New York. Feb. IB Martial law has
been proclaimed here, says a World
dispatch from Vladivostock by way of
Shanghai, Russians having provisions
enough to last eight months may stay.
A. HANNA IS DEAD
Death Came at 6:40 Last Evening After
an Illness of About
Washington, Feb. 16. Senator Marcus A Hanna died la st
evening at &r40 after an illness of nearly two months. Death fol-
lowed several sinking spells, and there were no distressing circum-
stances attending the Jast moments of bis life.
na is making a
against death and
vitality is surprising his physicians.
Although his death has boon expected
any moment for the past twelve hours
he still clings to lite and he may lin
ger in his present condition for some
time yet. The senator has been corn
pletely unconscious for eighteen hours
and practically so for the past sixty.
The latest bulletin Issued gave the pa
tient's respiration as 60 and all hope
of his recovery has long been aban
At one time during the day the
pulse could scarcely be detected and
it was believed that only a minute or
two remained. Extreme remedies were
thon resorted to. Oxvaen was used.
sung river, wnere sno is liueiy to re
main unless objections are raised by
the Chinese authorities^^
The Nanking viceroy hSrtelographed i
instructions to the officials under his
Jurisdiction to observe strict neutral- i
lty and to take measures to prevent
anti-Chritjtiaii and other disturbances
Vice Chairman Payne Will Carry on
Republican Campaign Work.
Chicago, Feb. l. -A dispatch to tho
Daily News from Washington says:
It has been practically determined
that Postmaster General Payne of
Wisconsin, vice chairman of the na
tional committee and ^lose to 11*
president, shall carry on the prelim
inary Republican campaign work un
til the assembling of the Republican
national convention. At that time the
new national committee and a new
chairman will be chosen. In connec
tion with the election of a chairman
at that time the names of Secretary
Shaw, former Governor Murray Crane
of Massachusetts and Governor Dur
bin of Indiana have been mentioned.
VIOLA ALLEN SERIOUSLY ILL.
Undergoes an Operation for Mastoidi
tis in New York City.
New York, Feb. Hi. -Viola Allen,
the actress, under went, an operation
for mastoiditis at the Eye and Ear hos
pital here. The surgeon who per
formed the operation discovered that
tho actress was suffering from mas
toditis In its most advanced form.
"Mad Miss Allen delayed in havin
this operation twenty-four hours,"
said alter it was over, "she could not
have lived. The brain is exposed In
two places and it will take several
days to tell what the outcome will be.
Colonel Granberry Dead.
New York, Feb. Iti.Colonel Henry
T. Granberry, ninety-six years old,
who in 1831 put down an insurrection
at South Hamden, which became
known in Virginia history as Knapp's
war, is dead at his home here. I (e
owned a large tobacco plantation, in
Virginia, but had lived here since 1811
and churned to have voted at every
presidential election since the Jack
Rich Cargo From the Orient.
San Francisco, Feb. IG.The steam
er China, from the Orient, brought one
of the richest, cargoes landed here for
many months. The notable ship
ments consisted of 770 cases of opium,
valued at $100,000 1,903 bales of raw
silk, valued at $l,.'!5r,,n(io, and a con
signment of Japanese gold worth $1,-
Wild Car Kills Two.
Cumberland. Md., Feb. 16.Two
persons were killed and about seventy
five Injured, twenty-live of whom were
seriously hurt, in a trolley accident in
Frost burg. The car ran away on a
steep grade on Grant street and upon
reaching a sharp curve jumped th
Jtrack and crashed Into a telegrap
This was louoweu uj a.
NfeftridiaMMft"!^ -fWfct rrrtr*i(^-r
tion. The pulse was then perceptible,
but the action and respiration wore re
garded as artificial.
The senator, it is said, looks quite
natural, except for the fact that ho
has fajlon off in consequence of the
siege he has gone through since he
was stricken with fever. His face had
an emaciated appearance.
At 2:'M) p. m. the doctors issued a
bulletin showing a higher respiration
and a scarcely perceptible pulse. Sub
sequent to this one of the physicians
informed Governor llerrick that the
senator might linger in his present
condition for some hours. He has beta
battling since Sunday without a chance
There was a constant stream of call
ers at the Arlington "all day anxiously
inouirine of the senator's condition.
DATE OF VOTE FIXED
SENATE AGREES TO DISPOSE OF
PANAMA CANAL TREATY ON
SENSATION SPRUNG IN THE HOUSE
CONTESTED SEAT OF SHAFROTH
OF COLORADO VOLUNTARILY
Washington, Feb. tfirThe senate.
in executive session, has agreed to
vote on the*ratification of the Panama
canal treaty on Feb 23.
Alter the executive session Of the
senate the bill foi the payment of
$200,000 to ex-Queen"Llltuolcalanl was
taken up and the roll was again called
on tlie motion ot Mr. Spoonel* to re
commit the measure to the committee
on Pacific islands, the call of last Fii
day haying tailed to develop a quo
rum. The vote resulted ayes, 2L7
noes. The hill was amended so as to
reduce the appropriation to $150,UOO
The ayes and noes wen.- demanded!
on the final passage Of the bill and it
was defeated 26 to 26, a tie vote.
CAUSES A SENSATION.
Colorado Congressman Voluntarily Re
linquishes His Seat.
Washington, Felt*. Iti. Representa
tive Shairotli. from a Denver (Colo.)
district, voluntarily relinquished his
seal in the house at the convening of
In the contest for his seat by Robert
W. fenynge Hi examination of bal
lots, All. Shal'roin said, revealed fraud
in twenty nine precincts. If he was a
Judge on tie- bench he would have to
find against h'iiitself and he invited tho
elections committee to present a reso
lution sealing lionwige. The state
ment created a sensation an 1 at its
conclusion long applause was heard
on both sine, oi the house. Chairman
Olmstead, of the elections committee
considering the case, paid a high trib
ute to Mr. Shal'roth, saying although
the action was a surprise the case
showed thai the frauds in the election
were nut ehtcrgFffblQ in ui:y way to
Mr. Shut roth
The house unanimously agreed to
a resolution declaring It. W, Bonynge
entitled to thO seat from the First
of Secre- Will Approve Note
Paris, Fob. t&The foreign office
contirms the announcement that Rus
sia and France approve of the United
States' note on the subject of Chinese
neutrality, with a reservation exclud
Tho success of the American initi
ative to secure the neutralization of
China and the limitation of the area of
operations continues to absorb official
and diplomatic attention, the results
effected beuii considered paramount
to the actual war operations. It is said
that the second American note and
the various replies will constitute an
accord of th i powers, without signing
a further agreement.
The American officials here expect
Russia to issue a declaration similar
to that of Japan, favoring the prin
ciples of the accord, but the French
foreign offli understands that Rus
sia's brief approval already given con
stitutes Ru a*s re.-.Conse.