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W A N A Will Do It. PRESRING O NORT Advance Detachments Locating Strength and Disposition of the Russians. Oyama Again Endeavoring Flank Kuropatkin From the Eastward. CHECK TURNING MOVEMENT. Russians Repulse a Small Force of Japanese. St. Petersburg, Sept. 22.General Kuropatkin, telegraphing under Tues day's date, declares that the situation at the front is unchanged. He de scribes an outpost fight Tuesday at Da pass, half way between Bentsiap utze and Sintsintin. A Japanese force, consisting of four companies, marched up from Dziantchan, twenty-three miles northeast of Saimadzi, and tried to capture the pass and turn the Rus sian left flank, but the Russians re pulsed the attack and the turning movement was checked by Russian cavalry, supported by machine guns. The receipt of the news at Tokio of the march of the Japanese from Dzi antchan was the probable origin of the rumor that Kuroki had crossed the Hun river, which runs twenty miles north of Da pass. The most reliable information does not indicate the resumption of the Jap anese offensive for some days. SLOWLY PUSHING NORTHWARD. Jap Advance in Daily Touch With Rus sian Patrols. General Kuroki's Headquarters in the Field, via Fusan, Sept. 22.The Japanese are slowly pushing north ward. The outposts are in touch near Yentai and skirmishes between out posts and patrol parties occur daily. It is believed that the Russians are gathering a force at Yentai prepara tory to making a strong stand for the protection of the coal mines. The Japanese are rapidly changing the guage of the railroad from New chwang and probably it will he in operation to Liaoyang in a fortnight. They are rushing forward supplies of ammunition. ALONG THE HUN RIVER. Great Battle Expected to Occur There Shortly. Paris, Sept. 22.A dispatch to the Temps from Mukden says: Russians executed reconnaissances Monday which developed that the main army of the Japanese is about twenty two miles southeast, under General Kuroki, with two divisions at Yentai. The Japanese junks turned back after succeeding in getting up the Liao river almost to Sinmintin. A great battle is expected along the Hun river, which fronts both sides. REPORT PROVES UNTRUE. General Kuroki Not Yet Across the Hun River. St. Petersburg, Sept. 22.The re ports that General Kuroki had crossed the Hun river at Fushun turn out to be false. The Russians strongly hold the road to Fushun and Bentsiaputze. It is pointed out that if the Japanese had occupied Fushun the Russians would have been compelled to evacu ate Mukden, since Fushun is nearer to Tie pass. GOING TO THE FAR EAST. Contingents From the Czar's Crack Guards Regiments. St. Petersburg, Sept. 22.The em peror has decided that his crack guards regiments shall be represented at the front and has ordered that con tingents from each of the regiments shall go to the Far East. fc'^ ine to WAR DISPATCHES SUMMARIZED. The Japanese advanced detachments are feeling out the strength and dis position of the Russian forces and Japanese flanking columns are press ing northward. Skirmishes between outposts and patrol parties occur daily, but no engagement of importance is expected for some days. The Russian war office denies the re port th*it Feild Marshal Oyama has crossed the Hun river, though it seems to be established that he is again try ing to flank General Kuropatkin from the east. Tuesday Kuroki's forces at tempted to seize Da pass, on the road to Fushun, in order to turn the Rus sian left, but they were repulsed. In addition to the two Russian army corps already mobilizing seven othei' corps are to be called to the colors. Emperor Nicholas has ordered that contingents from each of his crack guard regiments shall go to the Far East. LOCATING THE RUSSIANS. Japanese Flanking Columns Pressing Northward. St. Petersburg, Sept. 22.While the war office's advices do not indicate that Field Marshal Oyama's main ar mies have yet resumed their forward movement advance detachments of Japanese are feeling out the strength and disposition of the Russian forces and Japanese flanking columns are al ready pressing northward. The re ports that a battle at Mukden is immi nent are, however, regarded as prema ture. All ^hat seems to be definitely established is that Oyama is again es saying to flank General Kuropatkin from the east. His advance forces are seeking to obtain command of the roads leading twenty to thirty miles east of Mukden. Tuesday they at tempted to seize Da pass, on the road to Fushun, in order to turn the Rus sian left, but they were repulsed. In addition to the two Russian corps already mobilizing seven other corps are to be called to the colors. KING PETER CROWNED. Coronation of Servian Monarch Occurs at Belgrade. Belgrade, Serbia, Sept. 22.Peter Karageorgevitcli was crowned king of Servia during the day. There was no hostile demonstrations and no attempt to carry out the numerous threats against the new king's life. In the solemn ritual of the Greek church and in the elaborate state procession which preceded and followed the coronation the tragedy of Servia's previous ruler found no echo. Amid the thunder of the saluting guns from the royal pal ace and the garrison King Alexander's murder was at least outwardly for gotten. Here and in every garrison town in Servia the dawn of day was marked by a salute of twenty-one guns and before the sun was well up King Peter, on horseback, rode out from the pal ace. The brilliant procession then started for the cathedral through the troop lined streets. Behind the sol diers were packed dense crowds who, in spite of the rainy weather, stood patiently awaiting to see the king. Beside King Peter rode his two sons, George and Alexander. The cathedral was reached shortly after 8 o'clock. There the representatives of the for eign powers, the cabinet ministers and others had already been waiting for some time. As King Peter entered the metropolitan consecrated him and more artillery salutes were fired. The king then took his position under a canopy and the metropolitan, assisted by many bishops and other clergy, commenced the solemn service, .the choir singing "Thank Thee, Our Lord." After the prayer the premier and other ministers handed the crown and re galia, to King Peter. He kissed the crown, placed it on his head and roberl himself in the royal garments. An ar tillery salute of 101 guns then an nounced to the people of Belgrade that King Peter had been crowned. BOTH ARMIES NOW REST IMPRESSION GROWING AT TOKIO THAT GREAT BATTLE IS IM- MINENT AT MUKDEN. Tokio, Sept. 22.An impression 5a growing generally that an engagement will soon take place at Mukden. Gen eral Kuropatkin is evidently preparing to make a determined resistance (o any attempt, to dispossess him an 1 is entrenching and constructing defenses. He has an immense force available, but the opinion is expressed that Tie pass would be a more favorable loca tion for defense. The llussians, how ever, are unwilling to suffer the loss of prestige which would be involved by the abandonment of Mukden. Both armies are now rested and have recov ered from the effects of the fight at Liaoyang. They are in condition to fight and the weather is favorable for military operations. The roads are drying and the Japanese are speedily restoring the railway. A party of mil itary attaches who recently carae to Liaoyang from Tokio were dragged for 100 miles in open trucks by coolies. The army is now forwarding rolling stock with captured cars and engines and the service will soon be thor oughly organized. With the Liao river open the task of transporting men and supplies to the advanced base of operations at'v Liaoyang is simple. There is much speculation now as to the extent of the fall and winter campaign. It is generally thought that Field Marshal Oyama will continue pressing Kuropatkin back until the winter falls and will then strongly guard his advance line until spring. The Japanese carried on an aggressive campaign against the Chinese during the winter, but conditions are differ ent in this war. A renewal of the attack upon Port Arthur on newer and more aggressive lines is expected this week and it is predicted in well informed quarters that, the reduction of that fortress will be accomplished within ten days or a fortnight. The authorities continue silent con cerning operations there. The publi cation of a small list of casualties in the naval brigade operating on land is the only recent Official utterance in reference to the siege. HEAVY LOSS OF OFFICERS. Russians Suffered Severely at Battle of Liaoyang. St. Petersburg, Sept. 22.The offi cial returns issued up to date of the casualties among the Russian officers at the battle of Liaoyang show them to be 465 killed and wounded, includ ing 6 generals and 39 field officers. Eighty officers were killed, 372 were wounded and 13 are missing. Quiet Prevails at Vladivostok. Vladivostok, Sept. 22.All- is quiet here. With two exceptions the officers wounded in the battle with Vice Ad miral Kamimura's squadron have been discharged from the hospital. The oth ers are progressing favorably. RETURNS FROM THE WEST. Democratic Chairman Taggart Back in New York. New York, Sept. 22.Chairman Tag gart of the Democratic national com mittee, who has returned from the West, said that he is perfectly satis fied with the conditions as he found them there. "I have not seen Indiana in better shape since 1892 than I found it last week," he said. "Neither the Demo cratic party nor the Republicans have become very enthusiastic in Indiana up to the present time. Both sides have been organizing and I feel very much gratified at the condition of Democratic organization there. "At Chicago a sort of open conclave was held. From the reports received ty me I am positive that Illinois is ex cellent debatable ground." Two Montana Conventions. Helena, Mont, Sept. 22.The Labor party state convention during the day appointed a committee to confer with a committee from the Populist con vention, also in session here.' The conventions then took a recess. VOLUME 2. NUMBEB 132. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1904. ASKS VIEWS FRO HA British Officials Will Consult the American Secretary As To Contraband. United States and English Gov ernments Continue to Act Identically. London, Sept. 22.Before making further representations to Russia re specting the character of the goods in cluded in the list of absolutely con traband of war the British govern ment proposes to ascertain the views of Secretary Hay in order that the two governments may continue to act identically in the matter. Mr. Hay's note, the contents of which were known and thoroughly approved by the foreign office, calls forth flattering comments from all quarters. The press is especially complimentary, the St. James Gazette calling it "a re markable specimen of that directness which habitually characterizes the government at Washington in dealing with other governments and that ca pacity for plain speakinghowever disconcerting it may be to the tradi tional habits of diplomacyone which might be cultivated to advantage by Downing street, for it rarely fails to produce effects which are not always the result from suaviter in modo." The Westminster Gazette describes the note as a very firm and pointed declaration, adding: "Happily Russia had given way as regards food. But it is quite as im portant that the doctrine should be made sure in the case of such articles as cotton." BRITISH OFFICIALS SILENT. Decline to Discuss Russian Protest Against Tibetan Treaty. London, Sept. 22.The foreign office here declines to discuss the Russian communication respecting the Tibetan treaty. Russia is seeking to establish whether the published version of the treaty is correct and if so she will lodge a formal protest at the British foreign office, as announced from St. Petersburg Tuesday, and energetically object to its ratification and recogni tion by other powers. It is claimed by the British foreign office that it is essential that Great Britain should have guarantee for the faithful performance by Tibet of the obligations incurred as a result of the expedition and it is again asserted that the permanent occupation of Tibet is not intended. The Russian irfquiry thus far has not been supported in any quarter. Germany has no interest in Tibet, so it is said at the German em bassy here, and it is not expected that she will take any action in the matter. STEERAGE RATES ADVANCE. Atlantic Steamship Lines Appear to Have Ended War. London, Sept. 22.The White Star line has announced that its steerage rates to America have been advanced to $15, thus following the example of the North German Lloyd and Ham burg-American lines, which took simi lar action Tuesday. The American line has also an nounced an increase from $7.50 to $12.50 in the case of steerage rates to Philadelphia and the Dominion line announced a rate of $15 to Quebec. Havre, Sept. 22.The Atlantic rate war is not over and the German lines have no intention of giving in, as in ferred by Tuesday's changes in rates. CLAMOR FOR CHEAP RATES. Thousands of Immigrants After Tick ets to America. Liverpool, Sept. 22.The streets leading to the steerage offices of the transatlantic steerage companies were blocked during the day by thousands of emigrants clamoring for a last chance to get to America for $10, the reports that the rate was was over being generally believed. The White Star line steamer Baltic took over 2,- 000 $10 emigrants and many were left behind for lack of accommodation. The American line steamer Merion was filled up with the last $10 batch for Philadelphia. REPUDIATE AGREEMENT. Augustinian Friars Object to Plan of Philippine Payments. Manila, Sept. 22.The Augustinian friars have repudiated the agreement made in Rome between the late Pope Leo, the late Archbishop Guidi, apos tolic delegate to the Philippine islands, and former Governor Taft that the money paid by the United States in the purchase of the friar lands should remain in the islands and have re quested that the payments to them be made in drafts on London banks. THREE GENERALS DIE. Great Loss to Argentine Army in Last Few Days. New York, Sept. 22.Three Argen tine generals have died in the last three days, says a Herald dispatch from Buenos Ayres, Argentina. These are Lieutenant General Gelly Obes, Division General Arredondo and Brig adier General Pico. General Gelly Obes was the oldest veteran of the Argentine army and rose from the ranks to the highest po sition. Wreck Fatal to Two. Cumberland, Wis., Sept. 22.Fast freight No. 105, on the Ashland line of the Omaha road, crashed into a spe cial freight at Superior Junction, in stantly killing Fireman Sundberg of St. Paul and fatally injuring Engineer box cars were demolished and both the main Hue and the Ashland branch John Willman of Altoona, both on the inhaling fumesbursnitricaacid, of a carboy Ashland train. The engine and several REMAINS LAID TO REST. Funeral of Pr'nce Herbert Bismarck at Friedrichsruhe. Friedrichsrutoe, Sept. 22.The fu neral service over the remains of Prince Herbert Bismarck, who died here Sept. 18, took place during the day. It was a simple ceremony, al though 't occurred in the presence of a distinguished company, most of whom were brj^iantly uniformed, in cluding representatives of the German sovereigns, the diplomatic corps and the German public service. Chancellor von Buelow, who was always a warm personal friend of the late prince, was present. General von Hahnke, chief of the imperial military cabinet, repre sented the emperor Captain von Schwindt, Prince Henry and Baron von Richthoven, the foreign office. The coffin was borne to the mausoleum by sixteen servants in old Spanish cos tumes, such as formerly were worn by the servants of the Hamburg council. COTTON STRIKE MAY END. Manufacturers Buying Large Quanti ties of Rinw material. Fall River, Mass., Sept. 22.An in timation of a settlement of the strike in the cotton mills in this city, which was begun on July 25, came during the day, when it became known that one of the manufacturers had bought a large quantity of raw material to be delivered the latter part of October and that. other manufacturers were trying to place similar orders. It is the general belief that any settlement of the strike within the next two or three weeks would be in favor of the operatives. The strikers still express their determination not to return to work under the wage reduction of 12% per cent, which was the cause of the strike. LEARNING ENTIRELY TOO MUCH. Plan to Curtail Foreign Information About Our Navy. Washington, Sept. 22.Because it is believed that foreign governments are learning entirely^too much regarding the inside workings of the American navy and are picking from the annual reports of the bureau chiefs too much information which should be of a con fidential character a change will be made this year in the preparation of the annual reports and much that hitherto has been included in these papers will be omitted. It also tuts been decided to cftnit the unrevised es timates of the bureau chiefs. CAUSED BY READING RAILS. Engine Crew Killed in Wreck on Nor folk and Western. Columbus, O., Sept. 22.Passenger train Ne_8 sm tg^N^olk^ajul -West-. era road "was wrecked at Lockburn, this county, by spreading rails. The engine, tender and baggage car were derailed, but the passenger cars re mained on the track. None of the pas sengers were injured. Engineer Will iam D. Simonton of this city was burned to death under his-engine. Fire man Fred W: Kyle of Columbus was fatally scalded. KANSAS TOWN WIPED OUT. Sixteen Business Buildings Completely Destroyed. Kansas City, Sept. 22.The town of Oakely, Kan., a small place about twenty-five miles west of here on the Union Pacific railroad, has been en tirely destroyed by fire. Sixteen busi ness houses were burned, only one store being left standing. Nobody was injured. The origin of the fire is un known. lowan Slays His Wife. Greenfield, la., Sept. 22.Cicero Rowely shot and killed his wife at the house of a neighbor, several miles south of Rridgewater. Rowely was in sanely jealous of his wife and she had him arrested recently and bound over to keep the peace. Since then she has been afraid of him and has been living with her neighbors, after having di vorce proceedings started against him. The sheriff and a posse of men are searching for Rowely. New Bishop of Great Falls. Dubuque, la., Sept. 22.The greatest event in the history of the Catholic church in Iowa, the consecration of Right Rev. Mathias Clement Lenihan of this city as bishop Great Falls, Mont., was celebrated by a notable gathering of the prominent men in the Catholic church of the country at Du buque during the day, when the pres ent pastor of St. Mary's church of Marshalltown was elevated to the bishopric. Famous Civil War Veteran Dead. Boston, Sept. 22.General Russell Hastings, father of Clive Hastings of Minneapolis, is dead at his home in Petersham, N. H., aged sixty-nine. He was a distinguished veteran of the Civil war and served on the staff of General Rutherford B. Hayes. Asso ciated with him, the latter as commis sary general, was Major William Mc Kinley, the late president. Large Fire Loss at Montreal. Montreal, Sept. 22.The building of the Canada Hardware company, the Central Agency, which is the Canadian branch of the London thread trust. and Chaput, Fils & Co., one of the largest wholesale grocery and liquor houses in Canada, were burned early in the day. The loss is estimated at $750,000 partially covered by insur ance. Snow in the Adirondacks. Plattsburg, N. Y., Sept. 22.The first touch of winter weather visited the Adirondack section early in the day when light snow fell for an hour at Saranac Lake and other Adirondack points and the temperature fell below the freezing point. At Saranac Lake thermometers registered 25 at 5 a. m. At 8 o'clock the temperature stood at 32., Four Denver Firemen Overcome. Denver, Sept. 22.Four city firemen are in a precarious condition from which was by bolt of light n,n in blocked. i Publishing company. 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