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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 282.
Russian Minister Presses His Claims and Fear That Strained Relations Cannot Be Much Longer Maintained Without Open Breach Between Russia and Chinese. Tientsin, March 21.The Chinese believe that Russia is seeking an op portunity to attack this country, so persistent is the Russian minister in renewing his protests and in making threats. The Russian minister at Peking has renewed his protest against the dis patch of Chinese forces outsi de the great wall. makes the request for their withdrawal and intimates that otherwise Russia may be compelled to act on the assumption that China is abandoning her neutrality in favor of Japan. Furthermore, h'is excellency renews the thre at that on the slightest move ment on the part of China Russian troops will march on Peking. It is understood that the Chinese govern ment has in reply, refused to recall her soldiers. GERMAN PROTECTION ASKED. Russia Would Turn Over Interests at Newchwang. Yinkow, March 21.The German consul at Tientsin will arrive at New chwang shortly. It is reported that the Russian officials have approached Germany with the object of engaging German protection of Russian property at Newchwang, particularly the Russo Chinese bank, and this is the object of the consul's visit. It is thought un likely that Germany will undertake the task, which, it is reported, France re cently declined. There are no Chinese laborers in the vicinity of Newchwang construct ing defenses, though Russian infantry are conducting evolutions on the plain about the fort. The Liao river is open for a consid erable distance from its mouth. RUSSIANS HAVE RETIRED. Only Tw Hundred Cossack Scouts South of the Yalu. Tokio, March 21.With the excep tion of some 200 Cossacks the Russian forces have retired beyond the Yalu. The Cossacks are em .loved scouting betwe en the river and Piugyang. Forty thousand Russians are concentrated at Kiullencheng. Between Kiullun cheng and Antting there are a line of posts consisting of five Cossacks each, distant 500 yards from one another. The Japanese attach no importance to the Russian force at Possiet bay. They will refuse minor engagements until the serious business of the war be gins. Th report that the Russian destroyer Skori was blown up while entering Port Arthur is confirmed. SHIP DESTROYERS BY RAIL. RussianMinisterRenew Protestderc Against Dispatch of Troops Outside Great Wall. IS CONSTRUED AS A N ATTEMPT O ABANDON NEUTRALITY BY CHINA. *1 The Bemidji towa rd Port Arthur! Each destroyer requires two trains. Three thousand mechanics are going to reconstruct them. Military men are confident of the inability of the Japanese to land forces in Port Arthur or Dalny, declaring two attempts have be en repulsed al read y. The report that the destroyer Skori was sunk by a mi ne in Port Arthur waters is officially denied RUSSIANS ARE SUSPICIOUS. Doubt China's Sincerity in Observing Neutrality. St. Petersburg. March 21The gov ernment's private information is not completely reassuring as regards China's sincerity in observing a neu tral attitude. Secret advices indicate that at least a powerful party in the Chinese government is abetting the Japanese. Although at first reluctant to credit these reports the Russian au thorities continue to receive evidence that the Japanese contemplate land ing on Chinese neutral territory, west of the Liao river, and 17,000 men are being held especially to await develop ments in that direction. Moreover the emperor's naval ex perts, who have been studying care fully the puzzle as to where Vice Ad miral Togo's- fleet is coaling and pro visioning between its appearances off Port Arthur, are becoming more and more convinced that it is using as a base some quiet spot on tfee Chinese coast. After each disappearance* not a -word is heard of the fleet's where abouts until it reappears. A calcula tion of time and distanc es shows it is quite impossible for the fleet to steam to Nagasaki or Hiroshima, take on board coal and ammunition and comet bac k. It is also certain the Japanese warships could not take on coal, much less heavy projectiles, at sea in the face of the prevailing rough weather. The idea that they arc using Chemul po, Fusan or some other p'IKce on the Korean coast for- this purpose is re jected, as it is believed that if such were the case the numerous secrel correspondents and secret agents of the Russians in Korea would certain ly have reported the fact. CORRESPONDENT BARRED. British Minister Refuses to Endorse Application. Tokio, March 21.The British min ister refuses to endorse the applica tion of Halos, the correspondent ot the London Daily News, to accompany the Japanese army, giving as his reason that Hales' reports from the Trans vaal during the Boer war were slan derous of the British army. The Japanese government requires that all correspondents should have the endorsement of the resident min ister of fhe countries they represent liales will, therefore, Be excluded from all connection with the army move-, ments. RUSSIAN SOLDIERS WARNED. I Order Issued Regarding Injury to Pri vate Property. Ten Torpedo Boats En Route to Port St. Petersburg, March 21.The army Arthu r. organ publishes an order of the day St. Petersburg, March 21.Ten de- issued by Viceroy Alexleff, threaten- stroyers of 350 tons each, built here, I ing the most severe penalties against are bem* sent, b'v railroad, in pieces.!-soldiers injuring private prouertv or BEMIDJI. MINNESOTA. Trunks aid Traveling Be^gs oners permitting tno same, rne or says: "Such offenses not only beslur Rus sian honor but are subversi ve to di cipline. Every Officer permitting cesses will thus be guilty of a griev pus offense against the emperor and the country.'' Pouring Into North Korea. St. Petersburg, March 21.Russian troops continue to pour into North rea. They are in excellent condition It is said here- that typhus fever it raging among the Japanese forces. Russia Orders Kailway carB. Berlin, March 21. The Frankfurter Zeitung says the Russian government has just ordered 3*000 railway cars in Russian Poland for delivery within the next six months. Many Troops Arriving. Liayang, Manchuria, March 21. Troops continue to arrive here in in creasing numbers. The health of the soldiers is good STOCK SHIPPERS WIN. Railroads Must. Issue Return Passes in Iowa. Pes Moines, March 21 The Iowa house has passed a bill requiring rail roads to issue return passes to stork shippers of Iowa. The measure was backed by the Iowa Meat Producers' association. The measure also requires railroads to provide proper aecommo dations for the slock shippors from the shipping point. WOULD END INSURRECTIONS UNITF.D STATES MAY RECOGNIZE MORALES AS PRESIDENT OF SAN DOMINGO. Washington, March 21.It is prob able that an end may be made of the Dominican difficulties by the extension on the part of the United States gov eminent of full recognition to General Morales as president of San Domingo. One result of the Mayflower's recent trip to San Domingo was to confirm the oflkial opinion that Morales has sufficient strength of character and re saurces to maintain a stable govern ment if tho~-United States and other nations will prevent the illicit supply of arms and ammunition to the Insur gent s. As it is the arrival of every vessel with ammunition in her cargo marks the revival of he revolutionary movement, which seems quite purpose less. Ihe state department already has given some information on this subject to the shipping interests doing busine ss with San Domingo, having satisfied Itself that nearly all of the arms and ammuniti on import ed into San Domingo came from th" United States, and there may be further ac tion in this direction before Ion,-, all with the view to terminate the present deplorable condition in San Domingo without direct intervention by the United States. ACTUAL WORK' ON CANAL. Construction to Begin Early in the Present Year. Washingto n, March 21.In conclud ing ins hearing before the house com mittee on interstate and foreign com merce Admiral Walke r, president of the Panama canal commission, stated that actual work on the canal would be- begun after the commission had made a stay of a few weeks on the isthmus, for which it was to sail March 2U. The arrangements for this work will be completed in Washington, where the commission is to have one of its headquarters. Admiial Walke r, in answer to a question, said that a large number ins pe tors would be employed by the commission. These inspectors would be engineers and he did not want th law to provide that they should be selected through the civil service com mission Acomplet stock of Trunks, Suit Cases, C!o Bags, Tele scopes and Shawl Straps at less than city prices BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, MQNDAY, JSIARCH 21, 1004, GERMAN LOSS HEAVY KAISER'S TROOPS FORCED TO RE- TREAT AFTER HARD FIGHT WITH HERLROo. BATTLE OCCURRED ON MARCH 13 TWENTY-SIX GERMANS SLAIN IN ENGAGEMENT, INCLUDING SEVEN OFFICERS. Berlin, March 21 tl Leut wein, the governor ol in South west Africa, repot is 6) fighting there Mar 13. The ir.au were forced to retreat with th los'su sev officers and nineteen Ifid and ninny wounded. Commandant Glasen tpp, with a num ber of his staff ofttcei and tbtrtj six cavalrymen, advanced ahead ol his main body and overtook the enemy's vangu.nd. which had in ctedrj re ceived reinforcements. Ulasenapp was forced to retire, losing I officers anil 19 privates killed and ccra and 2 privates wounded. The fight occurred March 13 neat Owikokoi el with th retjn tribe ol Hereros, whom Olasi iirij was Ing. The enemy's I but twenty dead nati Glasonapp's dctacbme chine gun. Is now to attack the Hereros' I and probably will ask ments from Major Glasenapp him self wai ed in the head. The news of the German rcv made a disapp'dTntlng impression In Berlin, sim it involved the inosl vere losses the Germans have \e i ported and because it wa: hoped that the worst was over. In view of this latest llghl II Is re garded as possible thai still turthei reinforcements will be sxml to South west At ma. Known. measures ion iii fori ir leilltel I u"s column, rhtbj wound NO PRISONERS TAKEN. Socialists Attack German Campaign Against Hereros. Bi rlln, March 21.In the reii hstag during the day Her Bobol, Ihe So Ial 1st lea Icr, returned to t!.. German campaign against the Hereros, which, he aid. ha 1 tak on a har i I i prejudicial to Oormany's interests and honor, since all c'ros were killed and no prisoners wen- take n. He referred to a letter from a vel eiinary surgeon, Dr. Baumgart, in Lb Lelpsic Neueste Nachrlc'hlou, asset fng that no QiiaTtor was given and that every black was shot down. Dr fiaurii gai himse]| boasting that he hid ma sared wounded men like a i anhibal. "Therein can be 11 en," 11 i Rebel continued, "how far even our edm nied people are becoming brutalized, Let us not deceive ourselves with the bc-lexclusively lief that the cut occurrences In Southwest Afrii a only make a de moralizing impn Ion on the troop there The des i iptions sent heme inns: also have a demoralising and] brutalizing e?Te on the German peo pie." TAKEN TO HIGHEST COURT. Case of Whitecappers Convicted ot Intimidatiruj Negroes. Helena, Aik. March 2LFederal Judge Jacob Triober has pat 1 a pt itentiafy sentence on three whitccap pers. convii I'd in he federal courl ol con piracy to In! Imidate gro work men at a saw mill In Polnsotto county. The defendant:- attorneys took an appeal to the supreme courl of the! United State s, riri sing to tCj I the constitutionality Euf the federal statute enacting into law the fourteenth amendment to the Const Itutlon, claim in- tii.-ii in. lei thl i.it'll.- the negro citizen is grante I a prqtoi lion in the federal courts that Is not given to whi te men. GERMAN FACTORIES RUSHED. China, Turkey and Spain Order Much1 Ammunition. New- York, March 21.- [t is [earned from a thoroughly reliable source bles the Heralds Berlin correspond ent, that very laig orders for ammitni Hon have I lod i I by Bev irai gov ernments with all man powd( fac tors s. The most Important countries men tioned are Chirfa, Turkey and Spain. So great is the demand that work is being carried on at high pressure am i even a powder mill closed foi years has been opt lied. FIVE TRAMPS KILLED. Perish in Train Wreck While Stealing! a Ride. Trinidad, Colo., March 21.- Five un-j known tramps who wire stealing a ri le were killed In a fn Iglit on th Goffimm i inrera Fan Mayne, forty miles north The eiFl gin', and five i ai ol tb train are pib in a dlti Di the bodi.e of the victims of the r- have not re coven Tl Hn a broken ra II No Further Aid for Airship. Washington, March 21 AH gucci iccording to his Btat ment to t! cat) Protessor' I^angh i ha di lined make any retmi I foi a further allot ment of BSohey to carry on experi men with his aerodrome. The board ai so has (let I thaj il I not advis able at this time to rnak further ex peed&u-rea in that dlreotion-i Russian Resolution Killed. Des HRIW s, March 2I.--K ad 3ol ition exprei in pathy tor the Russians in the wai fflth Japan was v,.'..-.'i d.-..-. by tin Iowa Desse The vote against ihi resolution was almost unanimous. SULLY HOPES TO RESUME. Financial Embarrassment of Cotton Kincj Only Temporary. New Yer! March 2J At the open. in. et ih ("niton I'.xchanue the sus pension of .1. II Garrison .v Co was announcedi hut this auapenslon is cdm pn'ratlvoly unlmpdrtaht, the compaivyja .mi landim Interest net 1 -in. sup posed to be material. A statement from Daniel J. Sully was read in which he .ul.th.i he iiec.'d he- embarrassment was only temporary and he ox pooled ti) resume in the near future. Superintendent King of the rotten Exchan ge died at Mr. Siill a iMec seen after the latter'.s arrival and en! hiih to sign eentiac tH releasing up wards ii $1,00 Ol margin mem due te cotton ttrokers In this cit and various points iti the country. i it. i in the day Daniel J, Sully, Samuel I! Morse. Edwin Hartley, and William Fngam rai rj Ing I ou business under the name of Daniel i J, Sully ,v Co dealers |n dttori, i offi and Brain, assigned foi the hem nt ol rediloi i to foscpn 11.' Hoatlley. Th- a- Hlgnmont pnier wort filed bj the attorm fi lie firm IDLE MILLS WILL RESUME. Amalgamated Association Acjrc-es to Reduction In VVages. Pittsbuf'g, March 2 I 'I ho ilemail I ol the maiuilai niei ter a rO lm Oft in the ah el and tin plate wage ale hn been om bj tlie gem ral et utTvi 6oard 6l the Am..l umal I ..it lion. Steel and In V\ oi i An ici eeiuonl was i i. In I in:' ihe da and a cep Lb Qivl eJ si ale for sheets was submitt I to he American Rh'eol and Tin lie nni inj tin signature, The new (uli. for a reduction averaging uhoiil 8 per i enf. in addition to the i cent cut that went Info i ITtf 1 on .Ian. i, nal-.eic a total reduction ol is per cent in the ale ol \M I There iin many idle iintoti shwM plants in Ihe i ountrj. but i fxpe.c (d i.ll Of them Will lie |,l|t 111 opeiatlen under the te-w i 1.1 The exi i .ee board aSci Ided to make a dm tion in Ih tm iA |ti acalo amountIIIK to about 20 per enl V. CAUSE OF BANK'S FAILURE, (jrii Mills st rui lion Former Treasurer Held Solely Respon- completi sibte by Roceivcrs. I'.altimeie. Ma-ch 21. In the In nit court here tin- receivers ol the City 'Ijui and RankiiiK company, which 1 iisi.. c.te.l .lone 7. 1003, lib a Bull in wI.i- t!ie i harge that tin- cause ol the hank's failuTc was "du aliiioiti Pnrtsnujtilh Vlnreh 21 I'lu I Lo the unwarranted, unau I gubmnVInc boat Mo A Lbortzoii and fraudulent transactions 8olut(dy no buafhoss or an kind 61 struck a torpedo, responsibility whatever, which beai ,\t the time ,in ivi the endorsement of Kohler.'" I Bel wa ofl the 11) Kohlei left Haltimon- Inn llately the maneuv alier tin- silapension of the bank and' fnthoms of ware IH reported to I EX-MAIL CLERK ARRESItU. ie Charged With Having Stolen Regis tercd Pouchcn. I,a Crosse, Wfs. Man 21.- Poat offlce Inspector K. P. Mnher of Chi cago has arrived h.-r.-, having In CUB tpfty an I n.ail cli 11. Ufl I I Hflj 1 JVitft .1 loll II Ih" I Kgl I (1 mail whh l. my lou ly 'it lappeafed i. un ihe Milv at tralfi at New Id l.on Wcdn .lav nl Th prl torn i was arraic I bfctore United Stale* Court Commlsj i^ner C. Prenl I and waived e-,aminalion. hai ad niltti I Hie tin ft. j he pa i' il. auMn.1 Itii refuse to give out his name, hut ii is undei tood in iva dlschari I rfoin' ih BlflU SStiv i. las ago, aftei ivorl Ing a yeai on -ciiation. Hs rrnrtdrrg prt para to lcavo ,'hi. priso'nei wai taken to the federal i a at Madison: DEAL IS BEING CLOGED. to the sa of the road to the Northern i in the i orporatlon. They wen aho'tft to i Kti ad thi ir line over th Cascade mountains to Spokane to con ci with the Oregon rtailruad and LOWER COURT REVERSED. Mi va njuitted, Kef -vuUncc tending to fasten aily Pioneer I ALWO partment ar New id- Manila, March 21 News poi lan' !".i enS e- CS-IM boon re eh ,-d frotn i 'ntalmhi of the pne in ol \tlii umo, On Man 7 I 'Jits of Seventeen th and Twontj third i try, Troop it of the Poiii It ehth airy and Cat.-ly's hate lit nil 150 Btrong. under coinniand of CJeneral Leonard Weed, attacked and i itptured the cetta (fort) which was hell |)J '"'HJ the da.In. ,\!i, who resists the unit pas tnaii\ slavers law His defensive worfcu tjuanlii ,v. re do -ti 031 I and ii riliati lohhiebi and tin ft forced bj th.- a.-, tiratc flr of ih'c bat- i !or Ti 5 Two ihou in I ule their pursued a retreat after a. I-- ol 100. TllO A 11101 II HIS Stlt CHI:'- i HI nt. p. i ior the i lire. a eiward i tried on.a'i convii ted n-n-d i to twunij ytsiis A .li'i I :i il.en. TIN MINING BEGINS. Blrj Black Hill* Mill Opens Prornislnc Industry. lis-idw 11. Man Ii inilei Ol Hi. in lll IIIJI (aim a ts i Un wee! itli i- ai indl lb Pin i in.- ..i i in pa 11j 'I In and I I op. ton company i couoei II tj un mine in tl I- n,ill Ii i In IX I!' ELEVEN PERSONS PERISH. Dritioh Submarine Boat Run Down by tt: ol Frank Kohler, Its former treas-J |i,, aid fTtivrlo liner an. urer." sons were drow I. ln Ul Among other t-MifRft ii I1* snnl II Th Na light ail'i.,..!: I,,,,..,,,, M.u it. the nl thai the. bank "no holds notes' fo,r gaged in submari ne wru. Tin alieiit JluCr.OiiO given by po' pn I on aTid report oil that sh :1 imewhon: In the' prna of a batth lp Th- |,-OI wit toni ol Hie IP i O built from He i i 1 I Rub'niaTJni he int.. i jf ff tn growt 0 Bnow if cific iiri-d ar. option on the road. ftepn entativi of thi Northern Pa Servians W. Aid Russia. clflc are now-here for the purpose oi Bc ti.e deal, the terms of which are ben.i: anaruc. i of 11 i i Ii 1 l, PAYNE AS WITNE Postmaste tt st l.on geiiatoi i:alph be phi-ed the Unite on a hai in 1'. i fill it le It Is Hi I'e tinasl, able in le 3S. General anted Cacc. Ui 1 l-e: by Cleveland, Ml Man 21 of masked rm a and st cured possi: Sawyer un I I'm Northern Pacific V/ill Purchase Bel- gJVVH chafed with Che luunlor ul SW linyham Bay Road. Ktlltini, a negro porti r, on a'pn ngor Fan Francisco, March 21.J, K. train near Hushpin-kna durli nhrt- i van ot Whatcom,'genei .1 supi i hid week Ti.. prl on i adont. and VVilllam Howard, attor- to ?con of the mu er and. ha i .,i the Bellingham l'.a and Brit- from th raili ial hi i.-ii Columbia Railroad company, i In Ulis city cohterrfiig with IJ 0 Mills Manchuri an Trade Repoits. of New York, \i Cornwall andothei inl"v. Ma'rcli 21 stockhbldbrs of the company In gard ri]i i: w.' Paclfli Railroad company. P. B. C6rn increase, WST\ pfi pTenj oi Hte company, anl own a cbntrolllng inter De nse In Bat ton 'dan 21 Uiii'iui) i en trial ii'-v 1 STal disti i ..i ivins .IP the liialto mpanv. ii. the rii -raj Pi i ad.-! TEN CENTS PER WEEK. Important Military Engagement Occurs in Philippine Prov ince Mindanao. TWO THOUSAND MOROS RETREAT AFTER LOSS O 100 KILLED. im- natto, A Forced to Abandon Na i five Fori After Complete Do st ruction oi Defensive Works and Damaging Fire from Bat-. lories of Colonel Gately. i in Ii i if at U'a liinci.ii MASKED MOB STORMS JAIL. la.n win arrested by the In pectoi Xwo Negro Murderers Lynched '"j-M Mississippi. lonfol l-*ayeft i. tj JI wo he \i hurl in trti I 1 m! i ,,t Ti, i)( _.,.,. ..._ pm mer ji Ai Is alsi i greater a 0 Navigation company's road, but while chwnni th Importai was in abeyance the Northern a ,.',,,.vc- "Ce-w~ Kr c. Servia. March 21 Thi a Bervl in toreign a Ru linteers from Servfa ti re ie]t Iowa Woman Released After Second pj enlistment will be Conviction. fn-.-. Molues, Mffrch 21.By revising thi tower court decision the supremi hal I volun ar servici I ft :i,,, Mleaau Mrs Ida Gar, wen BBKJT owaCitj womauaccu8d ofmurdi husband dead wed elghty-nve years. was Servians and W immediately. Thomas Lawretn Pbm it,. 1 brothe ch 3 S HreteU and has u^n a l the- .rim. on CuafTes Ilolada. an a. WsidWJt et-CMOMm MUC0JS13. complice, who is now eervinc a life' .,,,...,.._ v.i.... icjg .inn.in. retty-siv Ian ta il iill- r) i and a large ,i It ion were capl lire.I i re ia.'e.i. i B.1 Captain MfacGpy pi tired the datto, lyt bangit, and ii'l retainer s. Troops ar now ii-e i WILO SCENES GF DISORDER HAND TO HAND CONFLICT IN RE- PUBLICAN CONVENTION AT CLEVELAND, O. Ch d. M. of Tv |f) llli DI i 21.- Wit I scenes the opening of the i-l. is Ustrl Republican convep. I., as a re tilt of a fight between and Filipino factions. The trouble started when the Dick men inated ('haihs Leach as chalrniin I'il'plnos having already selected i Ward of La ke county as the presl ill onTcerl When Leach the chair he was as F'lllplnos and a hand to hand Rghl followed which quickly became ge'aeraL The police finally arrived in force and restored partial order. |v Ii faction, however, nomi Lieu naleii jis own committees and ticket. The Pillpinou renomlnatetl Jacob A. I., idler fm congress and A. T. Spitzer and f. Rggors as th icgati the national convention^ The Dick dele- t. oomln fted Jacob' A. BohTier fot congTi is bj acclamation and chose J. U. Sell..- and A. spit/.er as dele gates to the national convention. The dm ml herein^ i Senator For aker are known as "Filipinos?-' The former Hannn followerfl are now termed "Dick" men. being und er the leader hip if Senator-elect Dick. The delegates to the national con vention an uniustiii.-ted. ttempte'i Liner, I BauUe NONJNION MEN ATTACKED. Kansas City Hack Driver Mortally Shot by Strikers. Kansas 'itv 8Iar :i Albert Fer en mi, ii tio:innioii hack driver, was 1 and mortallj wcunded by one lour men probablj strikers, who had decoyed him Into the outskirts of the city. The Quartette escaped. I "org use answ.r. a all from a down town hotel, where the. four men, one dress ed as a woman, enter ed the carriage, When they alighted later thev ,-UIH' ke umi tinully shot Fergtt- In another part of the city Andrew i nonunion hack driver, was badly beaten by strikers and at still another print a hai driven by a itrl breaker was demolished by un ion men. N arrests were made. WRECK BANK BUILDING. Burglars Raid Firth (Neb.) Institution but Secure No Booty. Lincoln, Ni l.TMarch 21.Robbers blew the First National bank building at Firth, Neb., to pi es in an attempt to tool th. i ut failed to secure the tea:.-ie Dean, who runs a restaurant adjoining the bank, was locked in place of business to pre vent him from interfering. N .,i,i...:s wen s.ai'rd away by citizens beiore they could blow op en thl it'' CASHIER RESISTS BURGLARS. Indiana Bank Official Shot and Seri ously Wounded. Peru. Ind., March 21.Cashier At kins on of the Miami County bank at Amboy, tear miles from Peru, was shot in the head by burglars and seriously wounded. The burglars had blown out the front wind ow of the building when Charles Warren and Cashier At kin-on atta ked them and caused them to By, after shooting the cashier. They failed to obtain $150,000 in the bank. Czar Visits the Dockyard. St. Petersburg, March 4.9^^-Thft.- em peror visited the new admiralty dock yard during ihe day was looking i pale, but was cheerful and smilingly i greeted the 12,000 dock workers who turned out to welcome him.