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WANT AD Will Do It. i ''IW^^WW^l^f^i^^ro^W VOLUME 2. NUMBEE 111. THE"FHUI_TLESS" ...STUMP PULLER... Most Simple and Durable Stump Puller on the Market. I World's Fair Prize. WES WRIGHT, Local Agent. I Subscribe for the Daily Pioneer. HENRYUENTHER Naturalist and Taxidermist 208 Second St. PostoffiCc: Box No. 686 BEiVUDJi, MINN. blRDS, WHOLE ANIMALS, FISH, FUR RUGS AW) RObhi and QAME MEADS mounted to order and for sale. I carry at all times a Rood assortment of INDIAN RELICS and CURIOS, FUR GARMENTS made to order, repaired and remodeled FURS in season bought. 1 guarantee my work mothproof and the most lifelike of any in the state MY WOKK IS EQUALLED BY FKW, UXCULLHI) 15Y VOM A Deposit Required on All Work YOUR TRADE SOLICITED O'LEA v,t' r'*, ^*3 1 Our fall stock of Clothing is now nearly complete. As usual, we will show the largest stock in Bemidji. As to quality there will be no better garments shown and the J[ 1 price will be far less than you'll be asked elsewhere. ^^"p*v-i *5 Liaoyang, Aug. 27.A big battle commenced Thursday twenty miles east of Liaoyang and still continues The Russian front from the Taitse river south was engaged. Fighting is also under way at Lian diansian, twenty-three miles south east of Liaoyang. The Japanese are attacking. St. Petersburg, Aug. 27.A dispatch from Liaoyang under date of Aug. 25 says the Japanese eastern forces be gan a forward movement Aug. 24, eight companies going on the main Liao yang road in the direction of Lian diansian. The Russian outposts held their position, the fight continuing Thurs day. The result is not stated,^but it is understood the Second and Twelfth Japanese guards divisions are partici pating. Paris, Aug. 27.A dispatch to the Temps from Liaoyang, dated Thurs day, says that on the previous day the Japanese made a reconnaissance to within about twenty-five miles of Liao yang. After an artillery and infantry RUSSIANS LOSE THOUSAND MEN Gen'l Kuropatkin Reports Heavy Losses In Fight on August 26. St. Petersburg, August 27.The Russian casualties are placed at over a thousand men in the report of General Kuropatkin relative to the fighting near Liao Yang yesterday. The Japanese also sustained a serious loss While twenty-four of their guns have been put out of action, General Kuro- patkin reports that the fighting Aug. 26.was in all parts of theater operations. a BOWSE" The Bemidji Daily Pioneer J8*i BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 1904. engagement the Japanese fell back. Thursday they atten pted another re connaissance in force. The engage ment lasted all day, the Japanese again retiring. BALTIC FLEET MOVES. Leaves Cronstadt Preparatory to Start ing for Far East. St. Petersburg, Aug. 27.The Baltic fleet has left Cronstadt on a trial cruise. The fleet consists of the bat tleships Souvarouff", flagship Boro dino, Alexander HI., Oslaabia and Orel the cruisers Dmitri Donskoi, Au rora,, Zeemtehuga, Izumrud and Almaz and the transports Ckean and Kam chatka, with a number of torpedo boat destroyers. While it is officially stated that the fleet is bound on a trial cruise it is Relieved by many pepple that the war ships will not return to Cronstadt un less in the case of a serious break down, but that they will put into Li tyau, where they will be joined by aux iliary cruiser?, colliers and torpedo boat destroyers, built at Libau and Reval, and there await their ultimate sstart for the Far East, Minnesota.. (H PROGRESS IS SLOW Committee of Chicago Aldermen Seeks to Settle Packing- House Strike. Strikers Explain the Situation At Length But Insist on Eirst Demands. Chicago, Aug. 27 Union leaders and packers during the day conferred with the committee appointed by the city council to seek terms of settle ment for the stock yards strike. Sep arate sessions were arranged. Presi dent Michael Donnelly of the butcher workmen, Matthew Carr of the allied trades conference board and Organizer John J. Fitzpatrick of the Chicago Federation of Labor were selected to represent the unions. President Don nelly was hopeful. "In spite of all that has been said," he asserted, "I believe the packers are weary of fighting us and will be willing to agree to terms." The packers gathered at the offices of Nelson Morris. & Co., where a con ference on the proposed attempt to settle the strike by the aldermen was discussed. The conference was a pri vate one, but Alderman Thomas Carey was admitted and remained for almost an hour. Eight Catholic clergymen, led by the Rev. Edward Kelly of St. Cecelia's church, held a conference with Presi dent Donnelly. Several of the clergy men had come from other cities. After conferring with the Rev. Father Kelly they decided to offer their services toward a settlement of the strike. It was reported that in every city great suffering was resulting from the strike. No word of the outcome of the confer ence was given out. Harrison Discusses. Situation. "It is a game of checkers," said Mayor Harrison at the end of an hour's conference with President Donnelly's committee. "The strikers have not changed their position," said the mayor, "and the meeting resulted only in the alder men being given a full explanation of what the position is. President Don nelly told of the history of the original strike, the agreemente tof resumrenewak and the strikers1 wor sid the of the strike." The mayor said he expected another meeting with the strike leaders after dismissing the packers' representa tives, So long as there appeared a hope of results, he said, the meetings with the contending interests would be continued. Special Agent Ethelbert Stewart of the federal department of commerce and labor was present at the confer ence with the strike leaders. He had presented a written request to the mayor, who had referred the question of Mr Stewart's admittance to the strike leaders and to the committee of aldermen. "To report to, my department any developments of the conference," was Mr, Stewart's explanation of his re quest for permission to attend the meeting. There was no. opposition to. Stewart's admittance from either the. council members or strike leaders. OFFICERS ON THE TRAIL. Murderer of Wisconsin Sheriff Hiding in Swamp. La Crosse, Wis., Aug. 27,Sheriff Leuth has received a report that Lon Smith, the fugitive murderer of Sher iff Harris of Hudson, Wis., is in hid ing in the swamps along Black river ^between that stream and the Missis sippi on French island. The sheriff is organising a posse to capture the murderer. Fifty deputies will be armed and sent to the island at once in an effort to capture the criminal, who Is known to be in desperate circumstances from lack of fo.od and continued hiding in the. K.wamps along the two, rivers. WILL TIE UP ALL PORTS, French Dock Laborers Present an Ulti matum, Marseilles, Aug. 27.The striking dock laborers and marine workers, who have complexly tied up marine traffic, have presented an ultimatum demanding the general adoption of eight hours' work without a diminu tion of wages. Unless is accepted by Monday the marine workers ojf a,ll the ports of France will be order&t to. strike. An appeal is. also, made to the government, which wift, it is reported, consider "the question" at the cabinet meeting. Monday. FLAMES CONTINUE TO RAGE. Blaze in Louisiana Oil Fields Cannot Be Extinguished. Crowley, La., Aug, 2?.The fire in t.he Mamou oi\ fields is- still burning in the Morse wells, No. 7 and8, and all Work has been abandoned by order of the company and very workman in the field is helping to make arrange ments to smother the Are with steam. The oil being burned is worth $400 an hour and the loss already amounts to 1200,000, *_ Race Between Cruisers, Newport, R. I., Aug. 27,The United States cruisers Columbia, Minneapolis, Prairie and Topeka sailed for Hamp ton Roads, Va., during the afternoon. The voyage will take the form of a race between the Columbia and Min neapolis, as the navy department "Wishes to determine what is the best speed the two warships~can the present, time,' *v make at V.""^' ^Two lowans Are Drowned. Clinton, la., Aug. 27.Peter Holling, aged twenty*three years, and John QttQ, thirty-five years ojd, while scuffling in a boat upset it and both were drowned. Two other men in the. boat were rescued by boys in a skiff ^-f MINNESOTA HISTORICAL I IN EVENT OF VICTORY. Japs Will Claim All Dismantled Rus sian Warships. "Washington, Aug. 27.Mr. Takahira, the Japanese minister here, called on Acting Secretary of State Adee dur ing the day to talk over the settle ment of the questions connected with the presence of the two Russian war ships in the harbor of Shanghai. The minister expressed satisfaction at the outcome of the negotiations in the agreement to disarm the vessels and lay them up during the war, but he regarded it as essential that the com pleteness of the disarmament of the chips be established to the satisfac tion of the Japanese government through a personal inspection of the craft by a Japanese naval officer des ignated for that purpose. As this course was pursued in the case of the Czarevitch at Tsingtau, the German port on the Shantung peninsula, with out much objection from Russian quar ters, it is expected that consent also wiil be given to the examination of the Askold and Grozovoi at Shanghai. It is intimated here that there are two reasons why the Japanese govern ment is not disposed to press its Orig inal objections against"fhe course pur sued by the Russian vessels in taking refuge in this fashion in the Chinese treaty ports and insist on its right to cut them out. The first is that Japan, more than any other country at this moment, desires to maintain in full force the agreement to preserve neu trality and thereby atoid eutangling powers at present neutral in. the strug gle now going on. The second reason is that, expecting an ultimate victory over Russia, the* Japanese contem plate the inclusion in the peace treaty of a provision for the surrender to Japan of all the Russian naval vessels dismantled and laid up in Chinese ports, as well as all that may be found in Port Arthur and Vladivostok. HAVE LITTLE INFORMATION. Advices to the Russian War Office Very Meager. St. Petersburg, Aug. 27.The ad vices of the war office from the front are very meager. In fact they are con fined to a report dated Aug. 24, giving an account of the advance of the Jap anese column of 30,000 men along the main road towards Liaoyang, which began at daybreak Aug. .24. The Jap anese drove in the Russian outposts and when the column reached a point a couple of miles west of Liandiansian the Japanese attempted to install bat teries, but they met with such a hot fire that they only succeeded in plac ing one battery, which was soon com pelled to change its position. At the moment of sending the dispatch the Japanese had suspended operations. The war office has no news of the re ported attack on Anshanshan and the general staff is by no means satisfied that the eastern movement of the Jap anese is more than a feint. General Ivanoff is in command of the late General Count Keller's corps at Liandiansian. The war office was much elated dur ing the morning at the receipt of a dispatch from Lieutenant General Stoessel, dated Port Arthur, Aug. 22, reporting that the Japanese had at last been exhausted by their attacks and that the bombardment had been suspended. Full details regarding the dispatch are not available, but it prob ably refers to the Chefoo dispatch of Thursday announcing the repulse of the Japanese with heavy losses in their attacks upon Fort No. 1 and Fort Etseshan. DRIVE BACK RUSSIANS. Japs Oust Port Arthur Defenders From AM but Three Forts. Chefoo, Aug. 27.Golden hill, White Marble mountain and Liaoti mountain, according to Chinese advices dated the night of Aug. 22, are now the only main forts securely held by the Rus sians at. Port Arthur. Others are oc cupied by them, but they are sub jected to an artillery fire which ren ders their tenure uncertain. Fort No. 5, which has frequently been reported taken by the. Japanese and retaken by the Russians, is again declared to be in the hands of the Japanese* A rumor, having some points indi cating authenticity, says that the new European section of Port Arthur is in flames. Owing to the mud and brick construction of the buildings, how ever, it is probable that the fire is not general. It is said that the Japanese are using guns taken from the harbor defenses of Kobe, Nagasagi and Yokohama. These guns, numbering 300, are of heavy calibre, A junk, which left Port Arthur on Aug. 22,' reports that the Russian wounded at that date numbered 5,000 and that the Japanese occupied the heights near Chaochanko. It is further reported that boys are fighting in the Russian ranks now, Diana Will Not Be Disarmed. St. Petersburg, Aug. 27.No de cision has been reached, so far as known here, by the French authorities regarding the duration of the stay of the Russian cruiser Diana at Saigon, French Indo-China, It is understood here that her injuries are not serious and if France demands her disarma ment she will put to sea and possibly return to European waters. Incident Regarded as Closed. Washington, Aug. 27.The navy de partment has received a cablegram from Rear Admiral Yates Sterling, commander-in-chief of the Asiatic fleet, dated Shanghai, saying that the situ ation there is quie* and that he re gards the incident of the disarmament of the Russian ships as closed. HAS BENEFICIAL EFFECT. Assurances Regarding American Pol icy in Panama. Washington, Aug, 2T.-^It is learned that the American minister to Pan ama, John, Barrett, acting under in structions, from the state department, has assured the Panaman government ihat the United States will do nothing In its interpretation of the treaty re garding the troublesome port question which is in any way inconsistent with the honor and- true interests of both countries and that it. will not adopt any permanent policy as to the main issue involved in the port matter with out folly conferring with the Panaman authorities. This announcement has had a good effect in the isthmus,. -w The Pioneer Prints MORE NEWS than any other news paper between Duluth and Crookston, St- Paul and the North Pole. TEN CENTS PER WEEK SEEKS AN INJUNCTION John J. KempfObjects to Removal O His Name From La Follette Ticket. Sensational Charges ByCandidate For Re-Election as State Treasurer. Milwaukee, Aug. 27.Further com plications have, been added to the La Follette Republican state ticket by an action begun during the day in the cir cuit court of Milwaukee county by State Treasurer Kempf to restrain the La Follette state central committee from removing his name from the list of nominations on the La Follette state ticket. Many~of the allegations in the com plaint are sensational and much of the inside history of the Kempf case is given. It is practically charged that the resignation of Mr. Kempf from the La Follette ticket was obtained through representations designed to move Mr. Kempf to do that which he would not have done if left to his own notion. It is alleged that Mr. Kempf was told that the papers for his arrest on the charge of embezzlement had been prepared and that unless he gave the letter of resignation requested he would not even be given a chance to go to Milwaukee to obtain money to make good the $3,500 shortage, but, would be arrested then and there in Madison. According to Mr. Kempf's story his resignation was obtained by Chairman Conner of the La Follette state central committee. Accompanying the complaint in the action is an order signed by Judge Lawrence T. Halsey, circuit judge for Milwaukee county, restraining W. D. Conner as chairman and Henry F. Cochems as secretary of the La Fol lette state central committee from cer tifying any other nomination to the secretary of state for state treasurer, and Secretai-y of State Walter L. Hou ser from placing any other name for the nomination of state treasurer in the La Follette column than that of John J. Kempt i HOLDS I NOT BINDING. New York Court Passes on Arbitration Agreement. New York, Aug. 27.On the ground that the agreement is not a mutual or reciprocal one Supreme Court Justice Dickey has denied an application by the Tile Layers' union for an injunc tion to restrain the Building Trades Employers' association from "ordering, maintaining or continuing" a lockout in alleged violation of an arbitration agreement entered into between the association and representatives of the labor union on July 3, 1903. In his opinion Judge Dickey said the action was an entirely new one in the courts, but he came to the conclusion that the arbitration agreement was not enforci ble by the means sought or by any other method for the reason stated. "If is well settled," said the court, "that an employer has aright to em-. ploy and discharge any one he pleases and a workman may work or refuse to work at will." TO DIVERT WHEAT TO GULF. Burlington to Spend Million to Get Twin Cities Traffic. Kansas City, Aug. 27.The Star says: The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad company has completed plans for the expenditure of $1,000,000 in the development of terminals on its holdings in Clay county, Mo., opposite Kansas City. The company will build many miles of tracks and switches, and use them to store freight cars and for general yards. These improvements are in line with a plan to divert St. Paul and Minne apolis wheat from the Eastern sea board to the gulf by way of Kansas. City, which may be accomplished when the Burlington completes its- proposed line from Kansas City south. SENSATIONAL JAIL DELIVERY* Eddie Fay, Alleged Postoffice Robber,, at Liberty. Janesville, Wis., Aug. 27.Eddie Fay, who was in jail here awaiting trial on the charge of robbing the Su perior postoffice of $14,000 in stamps and money, made a sensational escape from his cell some time during the night. Fay was assisted by outsiders* who climbed to the second story out side of his cell and sawed through a. heavy iron bar, enabling the prisoner to effect his exit. Two others who were charged with complicity in the robbery are Charles Flaherty, now in jail at Fort Leavenworth, and Ed Flaherty, who made his escape from the Madison jail. Fay is said to be a Chicago man. SANTA FE KNOCKED OUT. i Storm Destroy* Miles of Track and*-"-* Many Bridges. ,'*?"'4 Kingman, Ariz., Aug. 27.The Santa^ Fe has 2,0o0 men at work repairing the^Sj damage caused by Thursday's storm.*^J At Crozier it is estimated that five~ miles of trackage, bridges and crib bing has been carried out. It is esti mated that it will take at least eight days to get the road in shape to move trains, even_if no more rain falls. The Postal telegraph lines are down west of here for miles. Kaiser's Present En Route. Berlin, Aug. 27.Professor Uppuers\ statue of Frederick the Great, to be presented to the United States by Em peror William and-which has been standing all summer in the sculptor's garden, was packed Thursday and Shipped to Hamburg. It will be for- wardedtoAmerica by one of the Ham burg-American line steamers, con signed to Ambassador YOU Sternberg.