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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 295.
Japanese General Staff Carefully Guards Plan of Campaign But Belief Prevails That it will Operate in.Seperate Sections. Bnanghai, April 5.A letter received here from Kobe, Japan, says the Jap anese government has 260,000 troops in motion and fully 60,000 more under arms in garrisons and at the depots. These numbers are exclusive of1 The Bemi Tw Hundre dan Sixty Thous and Japanese Troop Alread in Motio in the East SIXTY THOUSAN MOR E STATIONED AT GARRISO N AND IN RESE RVES.J the Third reserves, numbering 120,000, which have not been called to the colors. The exact numbers of troops which have left Japan for their vari ous destinations are not known, but the entire first army has been landed and has established itself in North western Korea, wipi/its main base at Chinnampho. The Japanese general staff still carefully guards the plan of campaign, but it is generally believed that it will operate three armies, each nominally numbering 100,000 men, the second army landing west of the Vaiu river and the third army east of New chwang. The landings of the hm...- Belding's Skein Silk 40c a dz. IBERHARD'S Men's In our clothing department you can find the choicest spring patterns made in the most approved manner. MEN' S SAC SUITS Spring patterns, at $10, 11.50, 12, 13.50, 15, 16.50, 18, TO, 22.50 and $25 a Suit. MEN'S TO COAT S made of a fine quality of covert cloth, at $10 a Garment. MEN'S RAI N COAT S made of rain proof cloth, but a garment yon ean wear at any timetit $12.50 and $15 a Garment. UNDER ARMS two armies will no easily accomplished, tor the light cruiser squadrons can pro tect both movements. It is thought that the landing of a heavy Japanese force west of the mouth of the Yalu will force the Rus sians to abandon the fortifications which they have been erecting north of the Yalu for the purpose of oppos ing the crossing of the first army of Japan from Korea. It is also announced that three great Japanese forces will operate in conjunction, the third army swinging eastward from Newchwang, seizing or cutting the railroad, and" then engag ing in a turning movement against the main Russian position. The Japanese are confident that the-Russians will be unable to transport supplies suffi cient to maintain in Manchuria a force larger than 300.000 men. The heavy detachment necessary to guarf' ihe railroad and supply bases will it is claimed, reduce the Russian fighting force to about 200,000 men. The Jap anese are requisitioning thousands of horses and" it is probable that a con siderable detachment of cavalry will accompany each army. Tientsin, April 5.It is' stated that Viceroy Alexieff, who for the past lour days has been at Port Arthur on a BEMIDJI. MINNESOTA. visit or inspection, nas iounci every thing highly satisfactory. The dam age done by the bombardments of the Japanese fleet is said to have been in significant. Viceroy Alexieff will re turn to Mukden ahortly. The coal sales of the Halplnv Min ing company for the last week show a record of over 22,000 tons, which, considering the existence of war, is regarded as highly satisfactory. It is generally believed that the Jap anese will not attack Newchwang, It is thought that their opportunity has passed. The Russian forces are ready and prepared to defend the place. The task of the Japanese, if they should be eventually successful, is becoming daily more difficult. r:=rr WILL NOT HEED PROTESTS. Russians Will Act as They Think Best at Newchwang. St. Petersburg, April 5.Regarding the declaration of martial law at New chwang, an official of the foreign of fice is thus quoted by the Novosti: "There is no question of Russia's right to declare Newchwang in a state of siege. This is purely an internal Russian affair. We need no approval of our actions in this matter, nor will we notlwrany protests if made, which Is highly improbable. Manchuria was declared to be the possible scone of war, and wherever our troops are we have the right to act as we think best. We have a garrison at Newchwang, and, consequently, can take any steps thero wo think pecfteaarv Toklo, April 5. ihe Japanese army bas now reached the Yalu at Seng Cheng, northeast of Wiju, after an easy march over the "deserted'eonntryr Contrary to expectation it is now ap parent that the Japanese advance to Wiju will meet no opposition, even from the harrassing Cossacks. They will arrive there in large force within the ntit few days after a rapid march. St. Petersburg, April 5.It is report ed that 500 Cossacks commanded by General Artamanoff have occupied Un san, Korea, forestalling the Japanese, who were marching on Unsau from Cbongju. WoffletfsReady-to-wear Garments JEvevv woman who wants a stvlish, well made garment, yet desires to practice economy, lould visit our ready made department. Suits cut-in etons blouse and military coats at from $15 to $30. RAIN COATSNow is the time to prepare for April showers lull length Ratlins at $15, $20, $22.50 and 24. LADIES' SKIRTSStylish, well made garments from i $1.50 to $12.50. DU BLOCKS'"WASH SHIRT WAISTSVery stylish and good fitters from $1 to $3.75 each. 1 SILK SHIRT WAISTSSoft Taffetas and Peau do &>ie at from $5 to $9 each. DAVID ADLER.&SONS CLOTHING CO MILWAUKEE Sprinvd Summer I HE a ^W^&EZSA\k Copyright 1903. by DaeiJ Acfler & Soru Clothing Co. E are some frocksdouble breasted stylessome people prefer the name of "Prince Albert"however they are "Adler" garments and that's all you need to know to be sure of a perfect fit and correct fashion. The reasonable prices place them within the reach of all. You should own one of these suits this spring Dai BEM1DJI, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 1904. COMMISSIONWINSSUIT ANTHRACITE RAILROADS MUST PRODUCE CONTRACTS WITH COAL COMPANIES. DECISION BY FEDERAL SUPREME COURT CASE ALLEGES DISCRIMINATION AND WAS INSTITUTED BY W. R. HEARST. Washington, April 5.The case of the Interstate Commerce Commission vs. Baird, commonly known as the anthracite coal case, has been decided by the su^eme _co_urt...of_the United States" in favor of the contentions of the commission, the decision of the United States^ circuit' court for the Southern district of New York being reversed. This Is the case instituted before the commission by \V. R. Hearst of New York, who alleged discrimination by the railroad companies which reached the anthracite coal mines in Pennsylvania. During the hearing some of the witnesses refused to pro duce certain contracts bearing upon the business of the railroad companies and the coal mines, which action was upheld by the circuit court of New York. The United States supreme court holds that the contracts should have been supplied. The opinion wus handed down by Justice Day. The first point decided was that of ju risdiction, which the court decided the Interstate Commerce Commission had under the law of 1903 regulating interstate commerce, and therefore re fused to entertain the motion to dis miss which was made by the railroad companies. The court also held as irrelevant and inapplicable the point made in behalf of the railroad com panies that Mr. Hearst, the complain ant, had sustained no dainaice In the case, saying that under the mandatory provision of the law the commission could not do otherwise than investi gate. Coming to the specific Items of tes timony which the circuit, court In dis missing the petition considered irrele vant the court first considered th'e coal purchaso contracts. These i contracts were made with coal companies owned principally by the railroad oomnanios Dutch Pillow Tops 50 cents S-^T & ami nxcrr the price or anthracite geaij Shipments to bo made ns colled for by the purchasers. While the contract 5 were produced for Inspection the wit nesses refused to permit them to be given in evidence. Justice Brewer dissented, but did not deliver an opinion. DOUBLED IN SIX YEARS. Iron Org Production of United State* Increases Rapidly. Washington, April 5.The iron ore output of tlic United States l'i's doubled in quantity during the pa-t six years, in cording to a report of the geological survey which will bo issued shortly! During 1902 tho United Stales produced 35^51JL35 Long tons of l.tyiJ ore, valued at $('' IILV.b'ii', an Increase Of 23 per cent over the production o! IW1 and of 103 per cent over lS'.tT. The most significant feature of Hie tatitties of the industry Is that he 872,780 tons of Iron ore came frou eight mines and 16.2I8.2S0 tons frou eighteen nrines, the 'shipping opera lions of all ni which, with two excep lions, are limited by climatic condi lions to about 200 days annually. One hundred and twenty-six operators pro duced 8S per cent of the product t the counti'v. Seventy-two operators produced over lou.uoo ions each. LIVE STOCK LOSSES. Thousands of Cattle and Sheep De stroyed by Storm. Mtnot, N. 1).. April .---Terrible cat tle losses on the pfaTrk's resulted from .the rcicnt big blizzard Paul Hen Vllle lost his entire herd of 500 head County Commissioner Itlaek ro head the laic Major Richard 100 bead. Hun dreds of atll tire dying daily from weakness, caused by starvation. The condition Is somewhat relieved by melting of snow, but nearly all cattle are too weale to go to grass. Fully one-fourth of the cattle will din Cold Weather Lessens Danycr. Cincinnati,' April 5 -Continued fair, cool weather and the absence- of high winds unite to lessen the danger of serious trouble at the Grand reservoir between Ollnn and St. Mary. The flood is lowering rapidly and nil fears of danger have passed. HAY TAKES PROMPT ACTION TWO AMERICAN CORRESPOND- ENTS HELD BY RUSSIANS 1 AT NEWCHWANG. Washington, April 5. Secretary Hay has Instructed by cable Ambfts.stv dor MftCormlck at St. Petersburg and Minister Conner at Poking to take Ira mediate steps to secure the release? ol the two American newspaper corn- spondonlH now. held by the Russians at Newchwang. Secretary May acted upon advices from two sourcesConsul General Fowler at Chef bo and tho proprietors of the Chicago Dally News. The hit ter reported that their correspondents, Washburn and Little, were arrested at the entrance of Newchwang harbor on their dispatch boat, tho Kuhv.an, a British craft that their two Japanese servants were thrown Into Jal! and that the correspondents were only saved from the same fate by Mo- ener- getic action of Mr. Miller, the United States consul there. SETTLEMENT IS PROBABLE. Colorado Mine-Owners and Employes Contlnuo Neflotiatlons. ltldgeway, Colo., April 5.The ne gotiations begun several days ago be tween the Tellurlde Mine Owners' Boclation and the committee. of_ii-.- miners' union, with General Bell I the third party, are proceeding rap Idly to a satisfactory ending, accord ing to the statement of an oiiicial high In the union and who Is a direct party to tho conference. He says an agree ment will be reached not later than three days henco, the terms of which have already been practically settled. The exact terms are not given out, but It is-said they are fully as favorable to the miners as those they agreed to under the compromise at the corn inencement of tho strike last fall. It is understood1 the terms will be agreed to by tho executive committee and not submitted to a referendum vote of the union members. NO CASUAtTIES RESULT. Regulars and Ml itia Clash at Trini dad, Colo. T-Finlda4rColor,- ^VprilH-.Aclash has occurred hot ween soldiers of- the rerular army and members of the state militia." Two companies of the Fifth cavalry, U. S. A., arrived hero en route overland to Fort Apache from Fort Logan. Several of their officers were entertained by Major Hill, com manding the national guardsmen. Dur ing this time a number of the regulars came into the city on leave of ab sence. They came upon the patrol of militia and began hurling epithets at them. Captain Scholz of the state guards happened on the scene and or dered a sergeant to arrest one of the most abusive of the regulars. The lat ter's companions prevented the ser geant from carrying out the order, at the same lime drawing their six shooters and surrounding the patrol. Scholz hurriedly dispatched a messen ger to the cavalry offices and Lieu tenant Mosely came quickly to the scene and ardarad his man to boir New York. Vprll 5.- The tefUlori by Union Pacific Interi sis' to-~etiJoin the Northern Securities plan of distribu tion unsettled the stock market and caused feverish fluctnations. These seemed due to puzzled efforts on the part of professional traders to find- the market without any char Idea of the actual effect of the news on values. The only fact left clear was that the suppositions on which they have trailed for two weeks were un founded. Their conflicting efforts to retrieve probable mistakes caused a very confused price movement, but the undertone was weak on account of the apparent hostility between great groups oi capitalists". Union Pacific opened I'M higher and then rocedod as much below that level. St. Paul broke -\-i on the opening sale and re covered one-half the loss while Union Pacific was running off. Losses ran to a point in a number of railroad stocks and spec laities and price.-, ran downwards and upwards In a hes.t'tat- lug manner. The heavy demand developed for Union Pacific revived Ho- l_ftj|iresslon ol buying for control oi that orbperty as an offset to the contest oV-Oi North* ern Pacific control. The sentiment In the stock market was nervous and ap prehensive in consequence of this in-, dhatlon and prices lluciuuted In ft very RAILROADS FURNISH GASH PROVIDE FIFTY THOUSAND DOL- LARS YEARLY FOR IRRIGA- TION ASSOCIATION. Washington. April r:Unde rapid questionliig by (ho opponents of the repeal of the desert land laws In the house committee on irrigation George II. Maxwell detailed the information that the Croat Northern, tho Northern Pacific, the Southern I'adllc, the San ta Ffl, Hie Union Pacific and tho,Pur lington.railroads each contribute |U.- 000 a your uud the Hock island f.'t.Ouo a year towards a fund to bo used by the National lrrliatlo association and disbursed by Mr. Maxwell In the In terest of that organization. Other con tributions to this fund bring the amount up to ?f0,OO a year. Thl: money has been collected during tin past five years and is still being paid. It was used to secure the passage of tho-vahniional Pioneer IS UNSETTLED irrigation act in a eain- oaltMi .of education. camp. Tle-y explained to hlrn.ttuu they weie Jinst having a little fun with the militiamen. The matter will be investic.ated and the guilty ones dealt with. AFTER THIRTY-SIX YEARS. Iowa Man Placed on Trial on Murder Charge. Keokuk^la., April r,.- The trial of Charles Cackley for an offense commit ted thirty-six years ago has com menced here, Cackley shot and killed Constable Reuben Kenstermacher at Farminiiton. la.. July 5, l?68, escaped from Jail and until a short time ago has been at liberty, during the inter val he married and raised a large fam ily, to whom his crime was not known. Having served in the Civil war he ap plied for a pen-don. His name attract ing notice on the pension lists an offi cer was seal to ''aikloy's home at a woodchoppers' camp in Southern Mis souri Tho fucltlve was arrested and Trolign"! back"trrIova~for~trtah SHOT BY AN EDITOR. Sergeant-at-Arms of Oklahoma Legis ature Killed a^vttuu^.-OLda,_AuriL 5.At-Lhe_as.--i_cIaa8.._. Bm''''r": "f 'be Democratic convention Colonel Hawkins, a sergeant-at-arms I of the lefjskinue. was shot three times and fatally wounded by Editor Russel. He returned the fire, but without ef fect. r-nefi'os wio rurniori Oasn. Cleveland. April 5.Friends of Geoi-je (Jewell, the missing secre tary- and treasurer of the Federal T:i .'i company, for whose arrest a warrani v. as issued Saturday, have raised a fund and stand ready to make pood any discrepancies ho left In his accounts at the Federal Trust com pany. TEN CENTS PER WEEK. Unio Pacific Petitions to En join J. J. Hill's Scheme Affectin Prices. HARRIMAN' S HOSTIL E MOV E RESPONS- IBL E FO DOWNWAR TENDENCY. Conflicting Efforts to Retrieve Probable Mistakes Is Respons ible For Contused Price Move ment Heavy Demand Devel oped For l!nion Pacific. ucsjuumg maimer uuuuguom me uaj*-. On the curb Northern Securities opened at US, a decline of 2 points. sold off to !i7',, then back to,9S. Aside from the sale of an odd lot of Great Northern there was no*business In that stock, nor In Northern Pacific or Northern Securities stubs. NOT A FRIENDLY* SUIT. Northern Securities Company Will Fight Harriman. New York, April 5.W. P. Clough. general counsel of the Northern Securi ties! company, said during the day of the suit to.recover Northern Pacific stOcR exchanged by the Union Pacific Interests for Northern Securities Block: "It is altogether wrong to assume that, thla Is a friendly-suit. What our defense will be we cannot at this time dlseTose. We will make our defense In the court and It will bo a good one." BRITISH SUSTAIN REVERSE MANY KILLED AND WOUNDED IN BATTLE WITH WEST AFRI- J-. CAN TRIBESMEN. London, April Meager detaila have arrived here of heavy fighting in Nigeria, British West Africa, and of a, reverse sustained by the punitive expedition sent against the Okpoto tribe, who. in December, cut up a Brit ish pntrol. killing two British officers and forty or tlfty native troops. In the recent fighting the Okpotos fought their way Into the midst of the British square ami killed or wounded many of the Hritltdu RECEIVER FOR ALASKA COMPANY Prominent Mirmesotans Interested In the Defunct Concern. Mankato. Minn., April 5.A petition in bankruptcy has been filed by the. Alaska Fish and Lumber company ,6t this city. Judge I.ochren has appoint ed Horace Cnnimings of Eaglo Lake receiver. The liabilities of the company, aside from $t'il,8"0 secured by a mortgage on its property, amount to nearly $20,- 000. The assets are difficult to eatl- mato.- Among the officers and stockholders were General Gustav Widell, Governor Van Sant, Congressman McCleary, United States Senator. Clapp, Coh-.. gressman Tawney and others. The property of the company is situated In Alaska. CHOIR POISONED BY^FOOD. Minneapolis Boy Singers Narrowly El cape Death. Minneapolis, April 5.-ETweny-flve members of the Gethsemane church choir are suffering from ptomaine poi soning. The boys were served with an early breakfast" before the first Easter serv ice in the hall adjoining the church by members of the ladles' guild. Pork chops, doughnuts, coffee, pota toes and bread constituted-the melr It Is believed some impurity In part of this food caused the trouble. One- by one-tha -afflicted boys-J the church during the service and were cared for by a half dozen physt* All of the victims are reported oat of Hanger. EMBEZZLEMENT CHARGED. Officials of Defunct Indiana Bank Ar* rested. Fort Wayne, Ind., April 5.Albert Robbins, president, and Edward L. Rabbins, cashier, of the late defunct Farmers' bank at Auburn.- have been arrested in that city on warrants charging them with embezzlement. Complaint was filed by men who had deposited money in the bank but a few days previous to the closing of tht%j|nstitution. The Messrs. Robbins were held to the De Kalb circuit court In the sum of $5,000 each, which was furnished. Edward L. Robbins Is a son of Albert Robbins. The bank was closed several weeks ago and since New YorK Brckers Assign. New York, April 5.The brokerage firm ol"\V. C. Mack & Co. has sus ponded. The firm traded in cotton and had a Stock Exchange membership. It had a mercantile rating of from then investigation has shown its sf- $125,000 to $200,000. fairs to have been to a very had state.