Will Do It.
VOLUME 2. NUMBER 127
N O BATTLE
Next Engagement in Manchuria
Not Likely to Occur For
Japanese Making Careful Prepar
ations For a Further Ad
WAR DISPATCHES SUMMARIZED.
All advices from the Far East indi
cate that another battle is not im
minent, but that the Japanese are
carefully preparing for a further ad
vance northward. They are preparing
to send a large force up the Liao river
to Tie pass by boats, while small de
tachments are moving north of the
Taitse river daily. A dispatch from
Mukden says that the Japanese pre
liminary movements wilt probably oc
cupy a month.
There are no official reports from St.
Petersburg, but Marshal Oyama re
ports that the positions of the Rus
sians around Mukden are unchanged.
General Stoessel reports that the
Japanese continue to bombard Port
Arthur and are actively constructing
fortifications on the positions they
PROCLAMATION TO RUSSIANS
JAPANESE DEMAND THE SURREN-
DER OP THE PORT ARTHUR
St. Petersburg, Sept. 10.A dispatch'
from Lieutenant General Stoessel, com
mander of the Russian military forces
at Port Arthur, says the Japanese arc
actively constructing fortifications on
the Samhon mountain and at other
points and that they continue to bom
bard the forts and harbor. Qn Sept.
2 they threw 250 shells into the town.
The Japanese, the dispatch adds,
have issued a proclamation to the Rus
sian troops demanding their surren
PREPARING TO ADVANCE.
Japanese Will Send a Large Force Up
the Liao River.
Mukden, Sept. 10.According to Chi-'
nese advices the evacuation of Liao
yang by the Japanese has*beeh forced'
owing to the fearful stench arising'
from the dead bodies.
The Japanese on Wednesday were
fortifying the approaches by way ot
the river. Small detachments of Jap-:
anese moved northward from the
Taitse river, preparations for an ad-j
Vance evidently still continuing, al
though the second stage of the Jap-!
anese movement has not yet been com
pleted by any means. The first was to'
the north as if for a turning move
ment, but General Kuroki is now going'
east, while to the westward prepara
tions are being made to send a large
force up the Liao river. For this pur
pose the Japanese already have taken
100 large barges with which they in
tend to ascend as far as Tie pass.
It is stated that the Japanese are'
carefully preparing their turning and I
flanking movements and will not en-'
gage in another big battle before the
occupation of Tie pass. These prep-j
arations are expected to occupy one
Not Ready to Sail for Far East.
St. Petersburg:, Sept. 16.The re.
port that the Baltic fleet will make i
stay of some duration at Libau is semi'
I..O'Leary & Bowser..
I Bemidji, Minnesota^.
AMES MUST STAND TRIAL,
Minneapolis Judge Refuses to Nolle
Minneapolis, Sept. 10.In language
which, under its Signified and careful
framing, conveys a rebuke to County
Attorney Boardmm Judge Harrison of
the Hennepin county district bench
has denied the county attorney's mo
tion for a dismissal of the ten cases
now pending against former Mayor
County Attorney Boardman made
his motion on the grounds that a con
viction would be impossible, an at
tempt at it would involve the city in
more unnecessary expense and would
give "feverish and offensive advertis
ing to our city*"
To this Judge Harrison replies that
while ex-Mayor Ames escaped once it
was on a technicality discovered by
the supreme court and that that body
failed to intimate that there was any
doubt as to ex-Mayor Ames' guilt.
He thinks the former mayor's guilt
or innocence should be determined by
a jury. The cases have been set for
LENA WILL BE DISMANTLED
RUSSIAN TRANSPORT TO REMAIN
AT SAN FRANCISCO UNTIL
CONCLUSION OF WAR.
Washington, Sept. 16.Captain Ber
llnsky, commanding the Russian ship
Lena at San Francisco, has informed
Rear Admiral Goodrich that he desires
to dismantle his ship and has asked as
to the extent to which this dismantle
ment should be made. Admiral Gool
rich has called on the navy depart
ment for instructions on this point and
the details are now being worked out
between the navy and state depau
ments. The state department is in
telegraphic communication with Cou^t
Cassini, the Russian ambassador, oa
this point and the statement is ma.Ie
that the incident will be closed in a
short time. It is expected that the
Lena will be dismantled at the navy
yard, Mare Island.
It is announced at the navy depart
ment that this action will mean mo
removal from the Lena of all her fight
ing weapons. The one detail regaut
ing the Lena which has not yet be ..n
decided is what disposition shall (JO
made of her officers and crew. Acting
Secretary of State Adee telegraphed
President Roosevelt for instructions oa
this point and as soon as he has h-:a
heard from the decision of this govern
ment to the effect that the Lena shall
be dismantled will be communicated
through Rear Admiral Goodrich to
Captain Rerlinsky. The statement is
made at the avy department that the
invariable precedent on this point is
for the crew of the dismantled ship to
remain in the port where the ship has
been dismantled until the end of the
Late in the afternoon Acting Secre
tary Adee received a telegram from
the president at Oyster Bay approving
the programme he had arranged, after
consultation with Captain Pillsbury of
the navy, for the interning of the
Lena. Captain Pillsbury immediately
telegraphed the necessary instructions
to Admiral Goodrich at San Francisco
to tie up the ship. The disposition of
the crew will be arranged for later.
PARKER IN NEW YORK CITY.
Democratic Candidate Meets Several
New York, Sept. 16.Judge Alton B.
Parker arrived here from Esopus early
in the morning and was driven direct
ly to the Hotel Astor. On his arrival
there he was greeted by former Sen
ator Henry G. Davis, the vice presi
dential nominee, and William F. Shee
han, who accompanied him to his
apartment and went into conference
with him. Senator Gorman, it was
said, was expected later in the day.
The purpose of this visit by the
judge, as well as of the others which
are expected to follow, is to meet those
persons with whom he desires to con
fer or who wish to consult with him.
On one of the trips it is believed the
Democratic nominee will have a talk
with former President Cleveland.
New Autumn Suits, Women's
Skirts and Jackets are
ren's Munising Underwear
in all styles and prices with
a large assortment from
which to select.
As school has com
menced the children
will need Hose, Under
etc., of which we are
offering extra bargains
The Odell Candidate Nominated
For Governor By Repub
licans of New York.
Woodruff Acknowledges Defeat
Secures Opponent's Choice
Saratoga, N. Y., Sept. 16.Frank W.
Higgins of Cattaragus, the Odell can
didate, was nominated for governor by
acclamation by the Republican state
convention here. The ante-convention
contest had been a bitter one, the
Piatt faction favoring the nomination
of former Lieutenant Governor Tim
othy L. Woodruff. Mr. Woodruff's
name was presented to the convention.
FBANK W. HIGGINS.
but at the conclusion of the nominat
ing speeches and just as the secretary
Of the convention was about to call
the roll for the ballot Mr. Woodruff
interrupted and made his way to tho
"It is so obvious," said he, "that
the result of this convention is already
a settled thing that I don't want you
to waste your time in a roll call. 1 am
a Republican. You can keep me from
a position of command, but you cannot
-drive me out of the Republican party."
He then paid high tribute to Mr.
Higgins and moved that the secretary
cast one ballot for the selection of Mr.
Higgins as the candidate for gov
ernor. The motion was carried with
a shout and obeyed by the secretary.
The ticket was completed as follows:
Balance of State Ticket.
Lieutenant governor, M. Linn Bruce,
New York secretary of state, John
F. O'Brien, Clinton attorney general,
Julius M. Mayer, New York state
treasurer, John D. Wallenmeyer, Erie
state engineer and surveyor, Henry A.
Van Alstyne, Columbia chief judge of
the court of appeals, Edgar M. Cullen,
Kings associate judge of the court of
appeals, William E. Werner, Monroe.
When the convention was called to
order State Senator George R. Malby
of St. Lawrence county was presented
as permanent chairman. His speech
was chieiiy devoted to a review of the
Republican administration for the last
ten years. At its conclusion he called
for the report of the committee' on
resolutions and the platform was pre
sented to the convention and, after
being read, was adopted without dis
Assemblyman A. C. Wade named
Lieutenant Governor Frank W. Hig
gins for governor and William A. Pren
dergast placed the name of former
Lieutenant Governor Timothy L. Wood
ruff before the convention. Mr. Wood
ruff appeared on the platform at the
conclusion of the nominating speeches
and withdrew as a candidate for gov
ernor. He asked for the nomination of
Higgins by acclamation and his re
quest was granted by the convention.
The ticket, as given above, was then
named by the convention.
Synopsis of Platform Adopted.
The Republicans of the Empire state,
the home of Theodore Roosevelt, in
convention assembled fifty years after
the birth of the party, congratulate
the country on the splendid results of
the recent elections in Oregon, Ver
mont and Maine and the inspiration
that they have given to the cause of
Roosevelt and Fairbanks.
We endorse the platform of the Re
publican national convention in Chi
cago June last in all its declarations,
particularly those in favor of the gold
Standard and protection to American
workmen and the industries by which
We appeal for support to the com
mon sense of those who do not be
lieve in a change for the sake of mak
ing a change and who are willing to
"let well enough alone to those who
believe in the kind of protection the
Republican party has always stood for
and not in the kind with which the
Democratic party, with its free trade
allies, is trying to delude industrial
National as well as state politics are
involved in the outcome of our state
election and .we commend to every
Citizen the faithful performance of his
SHEEP BUTCHERS REMAIN OUT.
Allege Discrimination on the Part of
Chicago, Sept. 16.Because of al
leged discrimination against sheep
butchers employed at the Union stock
yards the Sheep Butchers' union has
decided to remain on strike. All of
the packing companies except Armour.
& Co. are alleged to be discriminating.
At a meeting of the packing trades
council it has been agreed that the
Sheep Butchers' union would be sup
poited In the strike. According to the
packers 8,500 nonunion men are still
being housed in the stock yards, but
all will have left at the end of this
The Bemidji Daily Pioneer
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1904.
WILL NMVIE STATE TICKET.
American Party in UtUh to Fight Mor
monism in Politics.
Salt Lake City, Sept!. 16.Permanent
organization of the new American
party, whose avowed purpose is to op
pose the alleged interference of the
Mormon church in politics, has been
effected at a mass meeting. The meet
ing was largely attended by men of all
political beliefs. A state central com
mittee of five members was appointed
and was authorized to appoint othei
committees to conduct the campaign
In the state and to call a mass con
vention for the purpose of nominating
a member of congress and complete
state ticket. No nominations for presi
dential electors will be made.
Among the speakers at the meeting.
was Senator Fred Dubois of Idaho,
who is a member of the privileges and
elections committee of the United
States senate, which is investigating
the charges against Senator Reed
Smoot. Senator Dubois gave assur
ances that the charges would be
probed to the bottom. &
RELATIVE IS INTERESTED
WISCONSIN JUSTICE QUITS THE
BENCH DURING HEARING OF
Madison, Wis., Sept. 16.Justice Sie
brecker sprung a surprise qn the su
preme court during the day by an
nouncing that the Republican factional
case had developedespecially since
the amended complaint had been filed
features that involved personal and
political fortunes of a relative and that
therefore he had decided it was not
proper for him to participate in the
case and that he would therefore leave
the bench during the time it was pend
ing. Tne judge left the bench imme
diately after the announcement.
H. W. Chynoweth, for the La Fol
lette faction, continued his contention
against the court assuming any juris
diction of the case. He made a Ions
and exhaustive argument, sayin
among other things that the state'had
created a proper tribunal to decide
political questions and that the courts
had nothing to do with the matter
Even if the state central committee i
disqualified that fact does not confer
power to act on the court.
John Barnes, counsel for the La Foi
lette wing, followed Mr. Chynoweth.
He contended that the proper'tribunal
to settle party feuds is the party it
self. When there is no statute oblig
ing courts to decide stmfi-questions,
said, the majority of them hold, anil
rightly, that they will not assume to
decide such controversies.
FURTHER TROUBLE FEARED
HUNTSVILLE (ALA.) OFFICIALS
AND NUMBER OF LYNCH-
Huntsville, Ala., Sept. 16.The
grand jury which has been investigat
ing the Horace Maples lynching of a
"few days ago has returned indictments
against Mayor T. W. Smith of this
city and Sheriff A. D. Rodgers, as well
as ten members of the mob. The
mayor and sheriff are charged with
dereliction of duty in not suppressing
the mob. The announcement of the
indictments created the wildest ex
citement here and further trouble is
It is feared the trouble will come
when an attempt is made to serve the
warrants and lodge the prisoners in
jail. In fact open threats have been
made that if certain persons are ar
rested their friends will take them out
Birmingham, Ala., Sept. 16.Com-
pany K, state militia, stationed here,
left at 12:30 p. m. for Huntsville.
Other local militiamen have been or
dered to hold themselves in readiness
for service there.
ARMED POSSE IN PURSUIT,
Rock Island Bandits Located at Win
Des Moines, Sept. 16.The five Rock
Island bandits have been located at
Winfield, south of Columbus Junction.
A special train made up at Muscatine,
carrying a posse of armed men, has
gone in pursuit. The men were found
hiding in a haystack by a farmhand.
The bandits are reported to have
shotguns and rifles and it is expected
a running fight will ensue. George
Fish, a hardware merchant at Mus
catine, stated to. detectives that he
sold the cartridges thatfitthe revolver
of peculiar pattern found at Letts. He
says he will be able to identify the
man, as the cartridges were purchased
the day before the holdup. Fish's
evidence will be utilized in case the
men are caught.
Corn Fields Damaged by Frost.
Des Moines, Sept. 16.Northern
Iowa corn fields are badly damaged by
a heavy frost, which extended through
out the extreme northern part of the
state. Maquoketa, Iowa Falls and For
est City, substations in the Des Moine?
bureau, report a temperature of 30
degrees and a killing frost.
Unknown Barge Burning.
Richmondville, Mich., Sept. 16.An
unknown barge is afire on Lake Huron
about five miles off the shore from this
point. It is thought the steamer which
was towing her,has gone to Lexington,
about twenty-five miles below here.
The crew has apparently been taken off
the burning boat,
Delegates on Sightseeing Tour.
Kansas City, Sept. 16.The mem
bers of the Interparliamentary union,
the nation's guests, arrived here from
St. Louis shortly after 8 a. m. and after
spending five hours in Kansas City
sightseeing continued their trip west
ward. E -'^si.
Wind and Rain of Unprcdecented
Violence Along the
Number of Vessels Known to Have
Been Wrecked and Sev-
eraI Cr,ews Perish.
New York, Sept. 16.A storm of
wind and rain of almost unprecedented
violence raged over New York and
vicinity during the night, causing
damage to property both on sea and
shore. Ample warning of the coming
storm had been given by the weather
bureau and few coastwise craft ven
tured to sea, but it is thought that
some small vessels which were work
ing along the coast may have" been
caught by the storm. Two fishing
schooners are ashore at Coney Island
point and many small craft are lying
on the beach and all along the shore.
In-this city and in the suburbs hun
dreds of windows were broken by the
wind and the torrents of rain filled
cellars and turned streets into rivers.
Elevated trains stopped and traffic of
all kinds was paralyzed.
Much damage was done in Brooklyn.
In some sections scores of houses were
flooded, several blocks of sewer caved
in and many trees were uprooted.
Miles of telephone wires were blown i
down in the suburbs and many of the
trolley lines were put out of commis
EIGHT MEN DROWNED,
Tugboat Lost in the Delaware River
Wilmington, Del., Sept. 16.A tug
boat supposed to be the Israel W. Dur
ham of Philadelphia is sunk in the
Delaware river off the mouth of the
Christiania creek, A barge supposed
to have been in tow of the tug is
ashore on the New Jersey side of the
river off Carneys point. The tug lies
in twenty-one feet of water with the
smokestack showing. Five of the tug's
crew of six, including the captain, were
drowned, together with three men em
ployed by the American Dredging com
pany who were on the Israel Durham.
A man named Jackson, one of the
crew, and John Williams, an employe
of the American Dredging company,
Marshal Kills Bank Robber.
Coshocton, O., Sept. 16.Alva Riv
ers was instantly killed while robbing
the bank at Warsaw during the night.
The village marshal emptied a shot
gun into him. His two companions
escaped, but are being followed by a
A Week in St. Louis
What will it Cost?
Anywhere from $io to #160^r
more. Hotel rates are not much
higher than for similar accommoda
tions in other large cities, but there
are so many things to see that one is
constantly tempted to spend money
and to keep on spending.
Only a Night's Ride
from the Twin Cities
via the Rock Island System. Reduced
rates daily until November 30.
5 Goods, Hats, Shoes
must be closed out by October 1st
Tickets at offices of connecting
lines or at
322 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis
6th and Robert Sts., St. Paul.
W. L. HATHAWAY,
Dist. Pass'r Agt., Minneapolis.
has increased in value from 25 to
200 per cent every year of the
Bemidji Townsite & Improvement Co.
JOHN F. GIBBONS, Local Agent.
Mus vacate our store by Oct I a
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