Newspaper Page Text
jiiiiijiiiimniiiiiHjtuiitiuiiwiii i, i juiniii|iii ijjj|ij A Pioneer WANT Will Do It. GENERAL STRIKE 11 4 ITALY SOCIALISTS ORDER SUSPENSION OF WORK THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. Rome, Sept. 17.To protest against a conflict between strikers and the police in which two strikers, a Sa dinian and a Sicilian, were killed the socialists have decided on a general strike throughout Italy, which began during the day at Milan and threaten. to spread through the whole peninsula. The government has taken extraor dinary measures to suppress the st-ike and has stopped all telegrams refer ring to it. FOREST FIRES CONTINUE. Only Heavy Rain Will Quench Mon tana Blaze. Anaconda, Mont., Sept. 17.The for est fires that have been burning for the past four clays on the mountains west of this city are still raging. Nothing but heavy rains can save the valuable timber and piles of cord wood in the path of the flames and there appears to be no likelihood of a shower. FLORIDA FEUD RENEWED. Two Men Reported Killed and a Num ber Wounded. Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 10.The Altman-Duncan feud at Baxter has broken out again. It is reported that two men have been killed and a num ber wounded. Specials from Baxter say the situation is critical and unless" troops are speedily brought to the scene there will be further bloodshed. *a A REGAV^ Candidate for Superintes 0 "I am very much pleased with Mr. Regan's work in my classes. In fact he has more natural ability as a teacher than any other teacher enrolled and I will trust and recom- mend him to any .school he might aspire to sooner than any one els I know of. All the teachers here have the same opinion of him."Extract from the testimonial given Mr. Re- gan by Prof Roscheleau of the Moorhead Normal school. JOHN F. GIBBONS, Candidate for County Attornev. Mr. Gibbons is a lawyer of ability and a man of integrity and strength of character- If nominated and elected Beltrami county will h-eve a county attorney whom even his opponents concede is perfectly fair, entirely able and striclty honorable. of Schools. TWO PERSONS KILLED AND MORE THAN THIRTY INJURED AT STILLWATER, MINN. Stillwater, Minn., Sept. 17.Two persons were killed and over thirty injured, several perhaps fatally, by the collapse of a span of the bridge over the St. Croix river while the structure was on lire. Most of the forty per sons that were on the span when it fell were precipitated into the waters below and few of them escaped some injury by contact with the broken tim bers of the structure. The dead are Adolph Boo, aged twenty-two, and George McOrath, aged sixteen. Both were killed by falling timbers. The fire was discovered by the watchman of the pontoon bridge, who immediately called the fire depart ment. The hose team and hose cart, followed by spectators, went out on the span adjacent to the burning part of the bridge, when suddenly the span fell, precipitating all into the water. One of the fire department horses was drowned and the fire wagon wrecked. Twice That Number Secure Their Old Piaces in Stock Yards. -Chicago, Sept. 17.Almost 500 for mer strikers were hired cluring the day to take their old places at the Union stock yards and an exodus of nonunion men begun. All told about 17,000 of the strikers are at. work, 8,000 still awaiting employment. About the same number of strike breakers are still retained by the packers, 3.500 be ing housed and fed inside the vards. Jiy^i, J--JJV HTM 1T 1 The Bemidji JAPS AGAIN IN MOTION General Kuropatkin Reports That The Enemy is Massing On His Flank. Russians- Believe Japanese Are Not in Shape For Another Attack. WAR DISPATCHES SUMMARIZED, Press advices from Mukden and an official report to St. Petersburg indi cate that the Japanese forces are again on the move. Kuropatkin's reconnais sance established the fact that they are massing on his flank and bodies of Japanese are moving up the Liao River valley. St. Petersburg, how ever, still believes that a serious en gagement is not immediately at hand, but that it will require some weeks for Marshal Oyama to be in shape for another atta-ck. In the meantime the Russians continue to fortify Tie pass and statements that Kuropatkin will not abandon Mukden are received in St. Petersburg with some skepticism. St. Petersburg expects the Japanese to now redouble their efforts before Port Arthur and another sortie of the fleet is expected. JAPANESE FORCES MOVING. Kuropatkin Says They Are Massing at Yentai and Bentsiapitze. St. Petersburg, Sept. 17.General Kuropatkin reports that reconnais sances have established the fact that the Japanese are massing near Yentai and Bentsiapitze. Bodies of Japanese are also moving in the Liao river val ley. RUSSIANS READY TO MEET THEM. Japanese Said to Be Moving on Muk den From the East. Mukden, Sept. 17.It is reported here that the Japanese are advancing on Mukden from the east. A strong force of Russians is ready to meet them. JAPS TAKE ANOTHER FORT CAPTURE AN IMPORTANT POSI TION EAST OF GOLDEN HILL AT PORT ARTHUR. Chefoo, Sept. 17.The Japanese troops between Sept. 8 and 10 captured a fort situated on a high hill two miles east of Golden hill by assault. The fighting was not severe. The Japan ese were able to remain in the fort because the quality of the powder used at Golden hill was so poor that many shells fell short and others failed to explode. Tiie foregoing iniormatiou was received from an intelligent Chi nese who lett Port Arthur on Sept. iZ. He had been a dockyard laborer there lor many years. He adds that the Japanese are tunneling under the Rus sian torts with the intention of blow ing them up. He says that the work of tunneling is slow and arduous and will probably be unsuccessful. The Russians have placed mines un der all the public buildings, wharves, arsenals ana everything that could pos sibly be of use to the Japanese with the intention of causing their destruc tion should the Japanese enter the city. Ammunition is growing scarcer, but there is plenty of bread. The price of flour is now 9 roubles. A Jap shell recently struck a de stroyer which was lying in dock un dergoing repairs, knocking it into kindling wood and killing sevea sail ors. This shell came from the Jap anese fleet, which comes in much closer than*-forrnerly daily, throwing a few shells. One shell demolished sev eral engines in the dockyards and killed an officer and two men. The fort which the Japanese cap tured is not regarded as essential to the defense of Port Arthur, although it is obvious there will be some disad vantage from its occupation, as the Japanese are constantly receiving heavy guns from Japan, to which the Russians are unable to reply effec tively. MOVING ON RUSSIAN FLANKS. Japanese Are Leaving Only a Garrison at Liaoyang. Mukden, Sept. 17.According to in formation from Chinese sources the Japanese are leaving a garrison at Liaoyang and their main forces are moving out on the Russian flanks. The whole Chinese population of Liao yang is working on the Japanese de lenses there. The Chinese also report that the Japanese are running regular trains between Port Dalny and Newchwang, tiie rolling stock, according to their statements, having come from "San Francisco. Mukden merchants who have dealings with Newchwang say that if the Japanese occupy Mukden I they intend to connect the railroad with the Sinmintin terminus of the I Shanhaikwan-Tiehtsin railroad,' about thirty-five miles west of Mukden. At night the Russian sentries here can discern the glow of Japanese eamp fires in the direction of Liao yang. Until three days ago the Japanese had not finished burying or burning their dead around Liaoyang. The Chinese are becoming more un friendly as the Japanese advance. The Japanese aie imposing their systems of administration at every, town occu pied, seizing the revenues, beginning with the timber dues in the Yalu dis trict, and ending with the salt tax in Manchuria. te wj 1 VOLUME 2. NUMBER 128. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1904. TEN CENTS PER WEEK MOVING TO THE EASTWARD. Japanese Avoiding Flat Country West of the Liao River. St. Petersburg, Sept. 17.The As*sO' elated Press dispatch from Mukden announcing that, according to informa tion from Chinese sources, the Jap anese are leaving a garrison at Liao yang and their main forces are moving out on the Russian flanks, is partially confirmed by the dispatch from Gen eral Kuropatkin reporting that the Japanese are massing on the Russian flanks, that a large force is concen trating at Sentsiapitze, twenty miles southeast of Mukden, and anothei force, whose strength has not been established, is moving up the Liao valley. The greater part of Field Marl shal Oyama's army, however, is still near Yentai, encamped along thd heights between the mines and thq railroad. While the war office doesi not expect an immediate advance the, preliminary dispositions of the Japan-* ese forces aie taken to indicate that the Japanese intend when they au-' vance to strike from the eastward. They seem to be avoiding the territory west of the Liao river, possibly be cause it is flat and would give the Russians the advantage of their supe riority in cavalry. EVIDENCE OF FIGHTING. Number of Wounded Russian^ Reach Mukden. Mukden, Sept. 17. Twenty-six wounded men belonging to Major Gen eral Mistchenko's Cossack division have been brought into Mukden. Par ticulars of the skirmish are not avail- able.- It is not clear whether it was a simple outpost affair or the beginning of the real Jap advance on Mukden. AWAITING REINFORCEMENTS JAPANESE NOT LIKELY TO IMME- DIATELY RENEW ACTIVE OPERATIONS. St. Petersburg, Sept. 17.News from the front is exceedingly meager and the present lull in the operations in Manchuria is expected to continue for several weeks. Ever since General Kuropatkin's retreat was definitely accomplished the best informed mili tary circles were convinced that Field Marshal Oyama could not immediately renew his aggressive tactics. All the information since received regarding the condition of the Japanese armies has strengthened the conviction that Oyama will require considerable time to organize a new advance and.it is now believed that he will probably await reinforcements of men and guns to make good his losses at Liaoyang. These, it is reported, will be ready to leave Japan at the end of the month. Moreover it would create no surprise here if a Japanese diversion is at tempted in the direction of Vladivos tok to prepare the way for a renewal of aggressive operations against Mukden. In the meantime Kuropatkin is also obtaining reinforcements. A large number of guns and some independent troops are on their way to the front. There is considerable mystery about Kuropatkin's plans. Although All the Information Obtainable indicates that the bulk of his army is still around Mukden and the official intimations are that Kuropatkin does not contemplate retiring further at present there is considerable skepti cism on these points. About all that is definitely known is that a consider able number of his troops have al ready gone north, that the heights near the Liao river at Tie pass have been fortified, that the pass has been se cured and that cavalry is scouting wide on the Russian flanks to signal the first indication of a new turning movement on the part of the Japanese. Only outpost skirmishes of little im portance have been reported. The Japanese are now expected to redouble their efforts before Port Ar thur, whence the news received is not encouraging. In spite of the success which has hitherto attended the de fense the Russian lines are being drawn closer, the garrison is undergo ing severe privations and its resisting power is weakening under the strain. A final sortie of the Russian squadron at Port Arthur may be expected at any time. When the command of the squadron was turned over to Rear Ad miral Wiren he received strict instruc tions that if the fortress falls not one of the Russian ships must fall into the hands of the Japanese. FIGHTING FORCE NOT LARGE. Twenty-four Thousand Wounded and Sick at Port Arthur. Shanghai,. Sept. 17.The Nprth China Daily News publishes a private letter from a Chinese interpreter em ployed from 1897 until the end of August last in the commissariat de partment at Port Arthur. The writer says that in February last the depart ment supplied daily 33,000 rations to the Russian land forces alone, the naval forces supplying themselves. "But when we departed," he adds, "only 15.000 rations were supplied daily to the whole garrison, including the crews of the ironclads, which are now manning the forts. There are now 24,000 sick and wounded men at I Port Arthur. Of ammunition of all kinds there are very small stocks and there are only five weeks' full rations remaining." The interpreter says the garrison of Port Arthur, the officers excepted, is anxious to surrender. CRUISER IN THE PACIFIC. Russian Warship Off the Coast of Van couver Island. Victoria, B. C, Sept. 17.Members of the crew of H. M. S. Grafton report the presence of the Russian armed auxiliary cruiser Korea in the Pacific off the northern coast of Vancouver island, steaming slowly southward. They expect that the Korea will come to Esquimault or Victoria. She is de scribed as a larger vessel than the Lena and is commanded by an officer of higher rank in the Russian navy. The news has caused much excitement at Esquimault, where preparations to deal with her in case,she should enter are now making. gj&j ARGUMENTS ARE ENDED Wisconsin Republican Fight Now In The Hands of The Su preme Court. At Conclusion of Pleas Adjourn ment is Taken Until That Date. Madison, Wis., Sept. 17.The people of Wisconsin will probably learn one week from next Tuesday which'of the Republican state tickets is entitled to the badge of regularity. After listen ing to arguments in the case for two days and a half the court adjourned until Tuesday, Sept" 27. Some interesting sparring between the attorneys marked the concluding arguments in the case. The final pleas in the argument were made by J. M. Olin for the Cook ticket and by R. M. Bashford for the La Follette ticket. The closing argument was made by Mr. Olin. In discussing sec tion 35, revised statutes of 1898, Mr. Olin said he thought the construction placed on section 35 by the La Fol lette people was of recent origin. Mr. Bashford called attention to South Carolina decisions on the sub ject and said that the trend of,all de cisions was to leave decisions of such questions with the people. Voters of Wisconsin are not noticing the action of the national committee nor waiting for this court to decide what they will do. In attacking the equity jurisdiction of the court Mr. Bashford decided that this court, to assume jurisdiction and decide for the plaintiffs, would have to decide a convention having 480 delegates legal as against a convention having 585 delegates. Mr. Olin's argument on section 35 of the revised statutes was followed very closely by the court. Mr. Olin also reviewed the history of the statute and claimed it indicated that the late General E. E. Bryant, father of the statute, entertained the same theory as to the statute as the attorneys for the plaintiffs. In closing his argument Mr. Olin made an eloquent appeal to the court for an adjudication of the rights of the people given them under the stat ute. ACCEPTS IMPORTANT PLACE. Gorman Will Assist-in Management of Democratic Campaign. New York, Sept. 17.Judge Parker's reception of visitors at his apartment at the Hotel Astor is proceeding in the same manner as the previous day. Few persons admitted to the apart ment on the fifth floor passed through the hotel office. Those who admitted conferring with the candidate, or were acknowledged to the press by Private Secretary McCausland, Avere Charles F. Murphy, the Tammany leader for mer Senator Hill, Senator Arthur P. Gorman, Representative William Sul zer and John B. McDonald of New York. A representative of the Associated Press was received by Judge Parker, who said that Senator Gorman had consented to take an important place in the management of the campaign and that his decision was at the earnest request of National Chairman Taggart, as well as all other cam paign managers. He said that Mr. Taggart would not be supplanted nor superseded in any way and that Sen ator Gorman would not be connected with the details of the campaign man agement. Judge Parker said Senator Gorman would act in an advisory capacity only and would remain in New York practically all the time from now to election. The candidate was disinclined to comment on the governorship nomination and said he was opposed to a decision in favor of any candidate as the result of confer ences such as are now in progress at the Hotel Astor and added^that no de cision would be made at this time. TOOLE IS RENOMINATED. Democrats of Montana Name Their State Ticket. Helena, Mont., Sept. 17.The Demo cratic state convention adjourned at 1 a. m. after nominating a complete ticket as follows: Congressman, A. C. Gormley gov ernor, J. K. Toole chief justice, D. E. Smith lieutenant governor, Edwin Norris clerk of the supreme court, Finley McRae secretary of state, Miles Romney auditor, Phil C. Good win, treasurer, David G. Browne at torney general, Charles H. Hall su perintendent of public instruction, J. M. Kay presidential electors, Pitt Car nev.- Paul A. Fusz and Edward Card well. KILLED BY REJECTED LOVER. Bride' of One Day Slain by the Man She Refused to Marry. Spokane. Wash., Sept. 17.Mrs. Henry Hoft, a bride of one day, was shot to death near Mead, Wash., during the day by a rejected lover, Fred Hoffman, who then committed suicide. No Trace of Tram Robbers. Winfield, la., Sept. 17.Sheriff Tee ters of Washington spent the night here after making a search for the men who were observed last Wednes day in a strawstack six miles from here and supposed to be the Rock Isl and train robbers. The general im pression prevails here that the alleged bandits were tramps. There is no posse following the men. Young Woman Murdered. Anniston, Ala., Sept. 17.Miss Bes sie Roberts, a highly connected young lady, who was found bruised and un conscious under a vacant house in the outskirts of the city, died during the day. It is believed Miss Roberts was assaulted and robbed, left for dead and her body placed under the house. Kl? S.s^**y^V'T?*T^ Pioneer WILL PROCEED TO DISARM CAPTAIN OF RUSSIAN TRANSPORT AGREES TO CONDITIONS LAID D. L. SYLVESTER, Candidate for Auditor. DOWN BY OFFICIALS. Washington, Sept. 17.Announce- ment that Captain Berlinsky, com manding the Russian transport Lena at San Francisco, acquiesced in all the details of the process of disarma ment prescribed by this government and would proceed to take advantage of the permission reached the navy department over night in a telegram from Rear Admiral Goodrich, comman der-in-chief of the Pacific station. Captain Pillsbury, acting chief of the bureau of navigation, hks trans mitted copies of the instructions sent Rear Admiral Goodrich to the secre taries of the departments of the treas ury and of -commerce and labor. San Francisco, Sept. 17.The Rus sian transport Lena, which reached this port in a weather stained condi tion, is being painted a brilliant black. During the evening the wardroom offi cers of the Lena were given a dinner on board the New York by the -ward room officers of the latter, the flag ship's band giving a concert. ARE STEADILY INCREASING. Japan No Longer Content With Orig inal Demands. Paris, Sept. 17.The Matin pub lishes a long interview with Baron Hayashi, the Japanese minister in London, who is quoted as saying: "Before the war we demanded that Russia recognize China's sovereignty oyer Manchuria. Today, after our vic tories and expenses, we are no longer content with our former demands. After the fall of Port Arthur our condi tions will be still more extreme and after taking Vladivostok they will be yet more extreme. $ "The next battle will be at Tie pass. We sjiall continue hostilities through- Mr.. Sylvester has been repeatedly pronounced by high au- thority to be one of the best auditors in the state. He has not had time from the duties of his office to solicit votes but prob- ably stands as well with the people for all that. MATT PHIBBS, Candidate for Register of Deeds. Mr. Phibbs' record in the register of deeds office is a recorcl of'efficiency and faithfulness.^ If the people of the county want a good man for the place they -know that they can set one by re-electing Mr. Phibbs. ~?1 The Pioneer Prints MORE NEWS than any other news paper between Duluth and Crookston, St- Paul and the North Pole. out the winter. We have given up-the plan of taking Port Arthur by assault and will compel its capitulation by famine. Its fall would free 50,000 men and enable them to reinforce our Northern army, but we do not need them just now." HONORS BELONG TO RUSSIANS. St. Petersburg Critics Analyze Battle of Liaoyang. St Petersburg Sept. 17.The Rus sian military critics, analyzing General Kuropatkin's extended report of the battle of Liaoyang, seem to unite in considering that Field Marshal Oya ma's purpose having failed the honors belong rather to Kuropatkin than to the Japanese commander-in-chief. The Novoe Vremya draws a parallel be tween Liaoyang and Borodino, where General Kutusoff's abandonment of Moscow to Napoleon was followed by the disastrous retreat of the French. FOOD SUPPLY SUFFICIENT. Port Arthur Prepared for Long, Ob stinate Defense. St. Petersburg, Sept. 17.A tele gram from Harbin says the following report has been received from Port Arthur: "Our garrison is in good spirits and there is.no prospect of provisions fail ing. Port Arthur is prepared to make a long, obstinate defense. "The Japanese are sfrongly fortify ing their positions near the Kinchou isthmus and are entrenching before Port Arthur." Threaten to Extend Strike. New York, Sept. 17.At a secret meeting of delegates representing un ions both in and out of the Building Trades alliance it has been determined to extend the strike now on unless the lockout prevailing against the alliance unions sht.ll have been declared off by Wednesday next. Crew Probably Drowned. Chicago, Sept. 17.A nameless cap sized yacht, found in the lake and brought to Chicago, is believed by boatmen to indicate that the crew has been drowned. The fact that the sails were set is held as additional proof. The yacht would accommodate six persons.