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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 270.
St. Petersburg, March 14.Admiral Abasa. secretary of the commission on far eastern affairs, authorizes the Associate)? Press to deny the story which has gained very liberal circu lation to the effect that the Russian forces have Evacuated Port Arthur. The situatiotrTSadmittedly critical hut the evacuation story is vvitbo't.t foundation and will result in a Fifty dozen glass water tumblers worth 50c a dozen for 25c. Ladies' Jersey Ribbed Underwear. Twenty-five doz- en ladies' ribbed vests and pants worth 35c for 19c Men's Collars. Twenty .live dozen men's lin en collars.the Arrow brand, regular price 15c, for 9c or 3 for 25c. Ladies' Muslin NightGowns Remnants. Sliort ends of dress goods, prints, silks, ribbons and embroiderv. Candy. One barrel mixed candy wo ?th 20c for 5c a povmd. WAR DOG S ARE IDL Past Twenty-Four Hours Briii No Changes in Situation in the Far East. STORY THAT RUSSIANS HAV E EVAC ATED PORT ARTHUR DENIED, Admiral Abasa, Secretary of Com mission on Eastern Affairs at St. Petersburg, Promulgates a Vigorous Official Denial of Ru mor That Was Given Liberal Circulation. much stricter future. hi A A A nitt ft A .h -At* A i.-1 Stock Reduction Sale. Water Tumblers. censorship in th St. Petersburg, March 11.Admiral Makaroff's name is on every lip in St. Petersburg Tie is the hero of the hour. The sorrow over th loss of the Russian torpedo boat destroyer was swallowed up by the admiration caused by the daring exploit of the Russiai naval commander-in-chief in going personally to her rescue There is a deep seated conviction here that hence forth there" will be a complete change of sea tactics and that Admiral Maka roff will make the fleet at Port Ar thur an aggressive force. He enjoys the reputation throughout the length* and breadth of the empire of being a dashing officer who delights in bril liant achievements and his latest ac tion adds to his laurels as a hold and fearless fighter who loves to take .the A A A A i\5JkK Dainty Lace. One hundred pieces of fine Val. lace, 12 yards to a piece, worth 60c, for 12c a piece. Black Cat Hose. Ladies' L5c Black Oat 'hosQ for 9c a pair. Cups and Saucers. One gross of 25c cups and saucers for 15c each. Ladies' Shoes. One lot of ladies" fine shoes worth up to 4.110 for |&i8 pair.- Chances ot war. He is not likeK to 1 the way back th.. give the enemy much rest while any strover Stereguschl of his cruisers or torpedo_boats remain TIOB-ADMIHAL MAKAKOFF. peuo attack on the enemy nasi- m- hind the Bliott islands, for instance, would be such a thing as the admiral would undertake. BEMIDJL MINNESOTA. RUSSIAN CREW LOST. Official Story of Torpedo Boat En gagement. St. Petersburg, .March 14.The story of Friday's naval battle in which a Russian and Japanese boat were sunk is told in the following .report j^'-'-' Today and mt Saturday Night we will offer to our customers a choice lot of merchandise at less that factory cost. We are overstocked in the goods we advertise and are willing to stand a loss in order to turn the same into cash. Remember this sale will be for the entire week, but the choicest bargains always go first. Better not delay. Men'sOuting Flannel Night Robes. Men's fancy outing flan- nel i lit robes, the $1.5(1 .null- 0" ity, for 08(j each. Shoe Dressing. Choice of any 25c dressing for I'.ic. Dress Prints. Five thousand yards ol dress prints worth ii| to 8c lor 5c i yard. Men's Mitts. .Men's cotton flannel mitis, the 10c kind, for a pair. Children's Shoes. One lot children's shoes worth up to s.175 for 9^8 cents each. MAIL ORDERS WILL E PROMPTLY FILLED The Bemidji Daily Pioneer BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA. MONDAY, MARCH It 1904. to me czar ny vici 'Admiral Makari Act. leports from 1 lows: i "S:\ torpedo boa! encounure.l the beats, followed by I "A hot action torpedo boat desi I charged a Whitetn one of the enemy Aiexien: i onni-.vtuling the Ct Arthur a* fo.1- ivent out to sea, e[i y's torpedo ...-CIS. led in which the yer Vlastini dls I ttjrpedO and sunk n',Ki l)QatS. Oil I orpedo bpat de- i'stalned dam- disabled and she age her engine was began to founder. "When the criti Sferegusehtchi be. ed my flag on tin went with the en. cruiser Hoyarin to "Hut as fne of surrounded our battleship aquadroi did not succeed i: gusehtrhi. which the crew were part were drowned "On i he ships the night attack i rlonsl) and three wounded. t\\ sold eighteen were won ONE JAPANESE KILLED. Cavalry Engagement Occurs Near Ka san, Koiea. Seoul. March 14 An engagement took place on the Sth inst. between Russian and Japam cavalry scouts iieai Kasiin. Iiiiy-se\ .-u miles net th ol P-inE-.vanK one JaitaTiiis*'. tumonn .^afc^.^r. .mtti A A A Six Days of Great Bargains in Choice Merchandise. Men's Underwear. i K!T:et' al position of the e\ Idont I hoist miser Novik and ser Novik and the tie rescue. enemy's eruisois \ver and as their y\ as approaching I saving the Store- mdered. Part of le prisoners and i h, to offh er was ae thers riv slightly TS wore killed and ided." NOVIK SLIGHTLY DAMAGED. Russian Cruiser Hit During Japanese Bombardment. Chefoo, March I The British col lier Pbxton Hall, which had been do tained al Pert Arthur since (ho first I attack made by the Japanese, has just i arrived bore. She reports that Jap aneso warships comh from Talien Wfln made an atfa- on Tort Arthur at midnight on th.- 9th nist., diiring a ruin storm! The shore batteries did not return the fin- l. it the armored cruiser Xovik steam I outside lh.0 bur bor, tiring at the enemy. The Novik finally retired. She was slightly dam aged. One case ol in n's fleece 1 i ii under- wear ortli 00c lor I'.ic. Ladies' Collars. Ten dozen ladies" linen col lars, (he 15c kind, for 5e or li lor 25c. Dress Shirts. We have put all broken lines of men's -SI and $1.25 shirts into one lot ami made i-li" [nice of 0.9c lor \Olir ciinice. Ladies' Outing Night Robes Our entire 'stock of ladies outing 11- -_i111 robesal I Ah each. Men's Suspenders. I Ml $1.50 susperideis, one pair in a box. 79c each. All 55c tnd 5'ic snspenilEES, one. pair in a bnv. 25c(. ..-|i during the tight sventually retired. participated in t'lie Russians WORRYING JAPANESE OFFICIALS. Question of Arrangements for Large Number of Correspondents. New York. March II Questions or arraiigefiVeuts for the largg number of foreign correspondents here who are desirous of accompanying the Japan ese field forces have been bet hiring the war office a great deal, says ft HeraM dispatch from Toklb The Japanese wish to afford the corre Bpondents every reasonable facllit) possible to make them comfortable While campaigning, but recognize the ditucultj owing to tin- difference of conditions of living to which foreign ers are accustomed. The best the army could offer was the regular Japanese ration, with transportation of seventy pounds of baggage. After a prolonged discussion it was finally arranged for the corre spondents to appoint a contractor to run a field canteen and undertake field transportation. The war ofllce tins ap proved 'bis scheme and o\pocts al! the correspondents to rely upon the con tractor, but will supplv rations in an emergency, The contractor also sup plies the foreign military attaches. He is bonded to fulfill his agreement, The war ofllce has finally determined to send only liiieen correspondents with the first column, eight HrJ.ti.sh, five American, one frenchman and one German, this being a ropreaentn turn proportionate to the respective numbers ot correspondents here. Sub secpientiy lots will accompany the dif ferent columns. SEVERAL KILLED OR WOUNDED. Result of Thursdays Bombardment of Port Arthur. Port Arthur, Friday. March 11. Lust nigh I liassed without incident. Tlu Japanese stimuli mi, wliTcli ilisap peared tutor Thursday's bombardment ami naval IlKltt, tins not returned. Although during tlw bombard men I number of MIH-IIS from the Japanono Blilps burst in the sti'eets of the town the damage to the bulldlngB was com parativcb Blight. The new town sustained the great est damage. A Bhell burst few yards from the house of M. Sidorskl. a law yer. M. SIIIOIHUI and hi^ daughter were killed on the spot, the lalter'a head being blown off. Mme. Sldoi tkl W IH Injured by fragments of the shell and a gtrl named Waloritscb was woundod and died soon afterwards In a hospital. A Chinaman was killed and several Chinamen were woundod. General Stoessel, the commander of the Russian troops at Port Arthur and his stair, while watching the bombard nient from a battery, wore peppered by spllnteis from a shell, but sustained no Injuries, Two (sentries on Electric cliff were woundod, A Japanese Ironclad was struck by a Russian shell and slowly withdrew. The bombardment, which was severe, only ceased ut f2:4S In the afternoon. QUIET AT KOREAN CAPITAL. Foreign Legations Continue to Be Guarded by Marines. Seoul, March I!.- Detachments of Korean soldiers marching up and down the main streets In the neigh borhood of the palace at nil hours ot the day and evening give an air of martial activity to this city. But few Japanese soldiers remain here. All have gone north and the foreign loga lions continue to bo guarded by ma rlnes. The American legation has thirty five men on duty In the ground! and others tire quartered at American business houses for tin- sake of better accommodations. Foreigners, how ever, feel perfectly safe, although there la more real business activity at Chemulpo. The Japanese authorities treat for eitoi'rs very courteously and have Just given American Minister Allen per mission to go to the front with a pas- sag'1 on a transport to Chinnampo. War preparations continue here methodically, while about 30,000 Ko reans pursue their normal, every day life' free from excitement, HELENA WILL WITHDRAW. American Gunboat to Quit the Port of Newchwang. Washington, March I J. It Is said here that while no orders have been leaned ffcoin the navy department to Captain Sawyer, commanding the gun boat Helena, to withdraw from New chwang It may be that Admiral Evans, colrimand'ing the Asiatic station, bai given such a direction. It Is, of course, realized that the Helena would le In a very disagreeable position If the |r were bombarded and she serves no use!:il purpose In her present berth. There is no disposition to dr-ag l&te the question of the neutralization of the port of Newchwang at this stage and the withdrawal of the Helena as soon as she Is freed from the Ice will make toward this put pose. ACCEPTED BY JAPAN. Britons Tender Use of Naval Hospital Ship. ToklO, March 14. Sir Claude Mc Donald. Ore Hrltisli minister to Japan. through Admiral Bridge, has tendered the navy department the use of the naval hospital ship at Yokohama for the treatment of r.lck and wounded 'lailors. Vice Admiral Yamamoto. minister of the navy, gratefully a a ept td the offer on behalf of the Japanese. Over-Subscribed Five Times. Washington, March 14.The Japan ese minister has received a cablegram from his government stating.that the Kub.-.criptlons to the loan of l^iOO.OOO yen exchequer bunds amount now to 436.000,000 yen. The dispatch fur ther states that it is expected that when all the returns have been re ceived the subscriptions will exceed 600,000,000 yen. AGAINST MERGER of the Great Northern Pacific railroads. It is in favor of the allirms the opinion States circuit court. written by Judge Harlan and is con .to-red in by Justices drown, llpower, MoKemra and Hay. (Ihief Justtec Pul ler and Justices White, IVi'kliam and Holme- dissented. The court holds that in the merger tile sto lilloldels of the tWO road-- dis- appeured and reappeared in the Northern Securities Co.-, bocOhflug practically ecmsolldntod. The court n.ninifii! rend if llie I uid. lie decision is SCOTIA A TOTAL LOSS. Details of the Wreck of the Cable Steamer. Washington" March I I The follow lim detnllH of tin steamer Scotia rem he. ihe navy de partment during the la In a cable gram from the naval commandant o\i the Island of Ouam: "S( Otla (cableship) has been wrecked on Catlalalan bank leading marks Intact entrance buoy Is par tially sunk. Vessel is INIIIK In a dan gerous position, but cargo can be re covered If wrecking vessols arrive while weal her continues favorable. I am rendering assistance with all Hourcos available. I am feeding and sheltering pari of crow on shore. Sco tia was suffering from want of pro visions. Reported to bo totally ruined. No wrecked people were lost." FIRST MEETING HELD. EIGHTEEN WARRANTS SERVED. Bribery Alleged Against Many Persons at Green Bay, Wis. Greon Hay, Wis., March 14. -Eight eon warrants have been served as a result of true hills returned by the grand Jury on the day of Its discharge. The follow! ig persons were arraigned and pleaded not guilty: Alderman A. L, Cray, against whom there were live indictments Gborgq J. Schwartz, three lrell taunts City At torney A. It. Fountain two Indict ments Chief of Police llawley. two Indictments Notary I'nhllc Henry C. Reher, Jr Harry Vermlnn, City As sessor X. 1'armentler, three Indict ments Contractor .1 P, Delaney. Most of the bills returned were for bribery. NAMED BY SPEAKER. Committee to Investigate Charges of Postal Officials. Washington, March 14.When the house met Speaker Cannon announced the special committee provided for In the McCall resolution adopted by the house to investigate the report accus ing members of congress v, th intlu encing postal officials, The committee Is made up as follows: McCall (Hep Mi i Hilt (Rep., til), Burton M. txatf (Hep., litem. N'. Ji, Bart lot chairman (Rep.. O.). Mi Di nnott lIKin., Ca.) and Richardson l-Dem., Ala BAD BLAZE AT RIPON, WIS. Chief of Oshkosh (Wis.) Fire Depart ment Badly Hurt. Oshkosh, Wis., March 14.Rlpon, WTHT, sustained a $50,000 fire during the morning and ChU It. A. Braoer of this i-ity. who. with a company of Osh kosh firemen, went to the assistance of Rlpon, was struck by falling walls and badly hurt The tire started in the old Tremont House and Involved the fol low i rig: Pedrlck hall. Bucholt's grocery store. Everz' shoe store, gas and water office, Commonwealth newspaper plant. Fair dry goods store and Masonic hall. New Assistant Attorney General. Washin-gton. March 14.Charies -H. Robb of Vermont, now assistant attor ney general for the postotflce depart ment, has been selected as assistant attorney general to succeed Henry M. Hoyt, appointed solicitor general of the department of justice. EN CENTS PER WEEK. Decision of U. S. Supreme Court in Northern Securities Case Mad Public Today. EXPRESSED OPINION OF U. S. CIRCUIT COUR STANDS APPROVED. Washington. Manh it. The i"nited Wall Stn't'l Discosses Probable state-- supreme court today handed iv,i_ i Effect of Decision V\ith But Little Apprehension. Shrewder Brokers Having Anticipated Court's Disposition of Matter Weeks Ago. )wn its decision in the morjjor cu-. and Nirther also hold- that the principal object as t' prevent competition. Wall Street bus bceu expecting the decision for several days and it caused no Hurry in the stock markets. The shrewder broker- anticipated the court's! interpretation of the issue and it had hut Intl.- visible effect after its official promulgat ion. BIG BATTLE REPORTED el the cable, CABLEGRAM OF AMERICAN MINIS- Non- Utah Gentiles Will Organize a Mormon Party. Suit Lake, March 14.Representa- tive Otolites of this city hold a meet tug here and took preliminary steps towards the organization of a non Mormon party. A committee was ap pointed to formulate a plan of cam: pidKii and organization to meet the conditions now existing in Utah. A committee was also appointed to pre pare and submit to a future mass meet ing of non Mormons a protest to con gress against the statement, of Presi dent Smith of the Mormon church to the effect tlint the people of Utah have condoneu' the offenses against the laws of the state forbidding po lygamous living. TER SAYS FICHTING CONTIN- UES IN SAN DOMINGO. ENGAGEMENT OCCURS NEAR CAPITAL INSURGENTS WORSTED BY GOV- ERNMENT TROOPS IN CON- FLICT ON MARCH 4. Washington, March Very much belated cablegrams from United Stales Minister Powell, just received at the state department, report a bts^, battle across the river from San Do mlngo March I. In which the insur gents were worsted aid fled, leaving their guns and ammunition on the field. The Insurgents, however, were report ed to have been In possession of the town of Azua. The United States cruiser Topeka touched at San liomingo March 8 and proceeded to Azua. Havana, March 14.Admiral Dewey and his party lauded during the day from the auxiliary cruiser Mayflower and, with Assistant Secretary of State Loomts and Minister Squiers, called on President Pal ma. With reference to the situation in Santo Domingo, which Mr. LoomiS in quired Into to a considerable extent, the assistant secretary of state said to the correspondent ol the Associated Press that there appeared to be no cession of the series of revolutions and lighting' which bad been going-on for a long time. He declined to dis cuss the situation as it affects the United States' relations thereto pend ing the delivery of his report to Wash ington, but said the United States had no present intention to Intervene In any manner except for the protec lion of Its interests. No American forces have been sent ashore except temporarily. TO ARRANGE FOR TRANSFER. Counsel for Panama Company Sails for Paris. Now York, March 14. William Nel son Cromwell, counsel for the Panama Canal company sailed for France dur ing the day on the steamship New York to arrange Tor the final transfer of the properties and records of the company to this government. Before leaving he announced that the Isth mian commission will sail from New York for Panama on March 29. "I will attend to all the formalities," he said. "The holding of final meet ings and the getting r-ady of the archives of twenty years and all nec essary papers for the final transfer. I will also arrange the details so that the turning over of the company's property will bo simultaneous with the turning over of the property and rights on the isthmus. I will bring back the deeds of transfer and they will be formally turned over to the attorney general and the secretary of the treasury in New York." Things are in such a shape on the isthmus, he said, that Admiral Walker and the commission, which sails from New York on March 29, will be in a position to undertake the work lead ing to the actual transfer and he had given orders to the company's agent9 in Panama to afford to the canal com mission every facility to examine and study or for such action as they desire to take the same as though the canal was formally in possession of this gov ernment. j Kuropatkin Given an Ovation. St. Petersburg. March 14.General Kuropatkin was given a great "ovation In the streets and at the railioad sta tion when he left SL Petersburg for the front at 6 a. m.