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VOLUME 2. NUMBEx 105
C. W. Hastings, President.
4 e Saving-s Department in Connection.
We have received 300 Xmas
Pictures: they are now on sale
at 10c each they'll go like hot
cakes make your selection
F. P. Sheldon, Vice-Pres.
First National Bank,
General gapkipg Business.
A. P. White, Cashier.
G. N. Millard Ass't Cash.
O NO MISS IT!i
A Great Christmas
The best of everything for Christmas in Fancy Goods,
Novelties, Toys, Children's Books and Fancy Sta-
tionery. You cannot help being pleased when
you see our beautiful Holiday Stock which
is as complete as it is beautiful.
Don't fail to see our special attractions in Cuff and Collar Boxes, Dressing W
and Toilet Cases, Albums, Fancy Glass and Chinaware, Glove and Handkerchief
Boxes, ali( i T__ a.<p>Silverware, Boxes, also our big assortment of Lamps, Cracker Jars,_ Books anJ
S Dolls and Doll Heads. 2
2 Celluloid Heads, unbreakable and no paint to to come off. China and Bisque S
Heads in all sizes and prices. China, Bisque and Kid Dolls. All the latest Charac- J9[
ter Dolls, such as Happy Hooligan, Foxy Grandpa etc. jBt
Don't worry about what to get for Christmas but come in and see ou
Everything for everybody. Candies
2 Don't forget that we are Giving away a Beautiful $12 triple plated gold clock.
Come in and see how you oan get it. We will give some one a beautiful present at 12
o'clock Christmas Eve. "_.:-
Chefoo, Dec. 17.Passengers who
arrived here during the day from the
Kwangtung peninsula confirm the
truthfulness of the official Japanese
reports of the sinking of various Rus
sian ships recently at Port Arthur,
They say the Japanese would have
ben able to accomplish this in the
past two months, but apparently pre
ferred to use their guns against the
Russian military forces. It is believed
the destruction of the Russian ship.
indicates that the Japanese have aban
doned the hope of capturing the for
tress. The Japanese lost three tor
pedo boats within the past month by
mines, the last one sinking during the
night attack of Dec. 14 on the Russian
The fighting during which 203-Metre
hill was capture was terrific, that
achievement alone costing the Japa
nese 12,000 casualties. The Japanese
have been unable to occupy the hilJ
except for observation. They have
taken none of the remaining forts.
Steamers laden with ammunition
and provisions ran the blockade oi
Port Arthur in the past fortnight and
there are high hopes that the fortress
will hold out for many months. The
Japanese are alleged to be depressed
at their unsuccessful sacrifice of lives.
IN AN OPEN SAILBOAT.
8*ven Russians From Port Arthur Ar
rive at Chefoo.
Chefoo, Dec. 17.Seven Russians ir
If vour dealer does not handle BARLOW S BEST, ask him why.
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1904.
Provision Steamers Run Blocade and
Port Arthur May Hold Out
civilian faro, but a'T military grafting
obvious in their bearing, arrived dur
ing the day in an open sailboat, carry
ing dispatches. They were unwilling
to talk and went immediately to the
Russian consulate. A high wind en
abled them to make a quick passage
from Port Arthur. ifis*-c.
The sailboat in which the Russians
reached Chefoo left Port Arthur the
previous night under cover of a snow
storm and had a terrible experience in
crossing. The men were nearly frozen
when they made this port and. were
unable to leave the boat without as
sistance. The Russians brought a
large number of dispatches.
Commander of Third Russian Army
Mukden, Dec. 17.On the arrival
here from Harbin of General Kaulbars,
commander of the Third army, he
was received by a guard of honor
headed by a band of music and by
Generals Sakharoff and Bilderling/He
made a brief speech, conveying the
emperor's greetings. General Kaul
bars then continued his journey 'to
Chansiamtun, where he had a confer
ence with General Kuropatkin.
A brisk cannonade is progressing
S.1JXXS the center.
The Japanese are, supplying the Chi
nese troops in the neighborhood .of
Binmintin with artillery. They al
ready have eighty Krupp guns.
Commission Meets on Tuesday."
Paris, Dec. 17.The meeting of the
international commission to inquire
into the North sea incident has defi
nitely been fixed for 11. o'clock next
Tuesday morning at the foreign office.
Over 200 Friends Gather at
Masonic Hall for Fare
Last evening the members of
the Presbyterian church, and of
the Masonic lodge and Eastern
Star, with numerous personal
friends of Mr. and Mrs. McLeod
gathered at ihe Masonic hall to
bid them* good bye before they
leave for their new field of work
at Tucson, Arizona. The hall was
crowded and it is estimated that
close to 250 people were I present.
Late in the evening J. A. Trask
on behalf of the ladies of the
church and of the Star presented
them with a handsome set of
solid silver tea spoons. The de
parture of the McLeods is uni
versally regretted in Bemidji and
their places will be hard to fill.
Mr. McLeod will preach his fare
well sermon at the Presbyterian
church tomorrow evening.
Fight Will Be Bitter.
Those who will presist in
closinng their ears against the
continual recommendation of Dr.
King's New Discovery for Con
sumption, will have a long and
bitter fight with their troubles, if
not ended earlier by fatal termi
nation. Read what T. R. Beall of
Beail, Miss, has to say: "Last fall
my wife had every sympton of
consumption. She took Dr.
King's New Discovery after every
thing else had failed.^Improve
ment came at once and four bot
tles entirely cured her." Guar
anteed by all druggist. Price 50c,
and $1.00, trial bottles free.
.....William Brewer, a brother of
the two men now lying at St. An
thony's hospital between life and
death as the result of the Prohn
i boiler explosion,, arrived in the
city last night and visited the
i ward where.'his*-two brothers are
confined. Brewer was notified
of the accident shortly after it
I took place. The condition of the
three men, Eikstadt, Albert
Brewer and Alfred Brewer,
seems to be unchanged and their
chance for recovery is said by
the attending physicians to be
rather slim., %^zf#x*&ti
as ^v flew Membere^*^?:-^
Tomorrow is communion Sun
day at the Presbyterian church
and several new members will be
received at the morning service.
Don't forget to see the assort
ment of pyrography articles at
Eeaa the Daily Pioaee^
Prohibition National Chairman^ Stew
art Resigns. ^\ff^.
LEITER VISITS GOVERNOR.
Discusses the Strike Situation at
Springfield, 111., Dec. 17.Joseph
ILeiter, owner of the coal mine at
Zeigler, Sheriff Stein of Franklin
county and Attorney Piatt of Chicago,
counsel for Mr. Leiter, arrived in
Springfield during the day and had a
long talk with Governor Yates over
the situation at Zeigler. Mr. Leiter
gave his version of the troubles be
tween the union miners and himself.
Mr. Leiter said:
"Major Elliott has not been asked
to furnish troops to guard new miners
since he has been in command, for no
new miners have been brought to
Zeigler since that time. It is not true
that we are violating the state law
against importing strike breakers into
the state under a false pretense. The
written contract which they sign
states that there ie a strike on
FOR THE SAKE OF HARMONY.
Chicago,- Dec. 17.After an all
day session of the Prohibition nation
al executive committee, where heated
debate varied from personal invective
and villification of motive to a demand
for prayer for guidance, National
Chairman Oliver W. Stewart ot Chi
cago was at midnight deemed a neces
sary sacrifice to party harmony and
his resignation was practically de
manded by a vote of 24 to 20 of the
members of the national committee.
With Treasurer Samuel S. Dickie of
Michigan, Judge A. A. Stevens of
Pennsylvania and A. G. Wolfenbarger
as the leaders of his opponents Stew
art fought all day for personal vindi
cation, but his followers were in the
minority and the following resolution
was adopted at the end of the day:
"The national executive committee
records its opinion that in the con
duct of the national campaign O. W.Glen
Stewart has not been guilty of mis
appropriating to his own use, either
as an individual, or as a candidate,
any funds of the national committee
or of any other dishonest act. But
in view of certain controversies and
for the sake of harmony we deem it
unwise for Mr. Stewart to continue in
his present relations to said national
Robert H. Patton of Springfield, 111.,
was elected chairman to succeed Oli
ver W. Stewart.
New York, Dec. 17.The steamer
Island burned off Lojog Island
sound this morning1
while on its
from New York to New Haven, The
engineer, four firemen, two deck hands
MEASLES ISOLATES TOWN.
Business Suspended and Nearly Every
body Is Quarantined.
La Crosse, Wis., Dec. 17.Steven-
son, in the northern portion of La
Crosse county, is practically isolated
by an epidemic of measles. Business
in the town has been suspended and
nearly every resident in the city has
been quarantined by the health au
thorities in an effort to stem the in
crease of the plague. The condition
of many patients is said to be serious,
the fever having developed into an at
tack of brain fever.
MUCH ROSEBUD LAND TAKEN.
Report Shows 213,738 Acres Disposed
of Since Opening.
Washington, Dec. 17.The manner
in which valuable agricultural lands
are taken by the people upon the open
ing of new sections for settlement is
shown by the report just made public
by the land office regarding the dis
position of the lands.of the Rosebud
reservation in South Dakota since the
opening last August. More than 213,-
738 acres of the lands have been dis
posed of to settlers.
We Must MakeRftbihrg
r\- ioir bur
2 Roger Bros.' Knives and Forks, per dozen.
W Rockford Knives and Forks (stamped A. E. Winter) per dozen^
R. Wallace Knives and Forks, per dozen
James W. Tufft's Knives and Forks, per dozen
REMEMBER THE BIG WATCH. i v^
All Goods sold at 25 and 50 per cent off
From now until January 1st. J5
Including Silverware, Chinaware, Cut Glass, Louwelsa" Weller Goods, Leather Goods,
Belts, Perfumes, Manicure Sets, Hair Ornaments, Parker Fountain Pens, Solid
W Gold Brooches, Solid Gold Cuff Buttons, Solid Gold Stick Pinsf
Meerschaum and French Brier
Sterling Silver Belt Pins, and hundreds of other- articles. ,1r-JJ
too numerous to mention. ""*.-_
BLACKINGTON and S SIMMONS Watch Chains look for the stamp on the swivel
All goods ir this space a.fe staiiddrd a^}d
.re guaranteed by the mauufacturer/^g
TEN CENTS PER WEEK
NINE ARE DEAD'*''
Steamer Glen Island Burns Off Long
Island Sound-Passengers Escape if?^
Scantily Clothed. *35
3 "4^"":/ 7
AH our gooas are engraved free of charge.
and two passengers perished. All theSp
others escaped in small clothes, the^J
having no time to dress*,'*
and most of them escaping in their 1^
night clothes. ~'zt
TRIAL WILL CONTINUE.
Motion to Discharge Nan Patterson la.
New York, Dec. 17.When ^thef\
prosecution in the Nan Patterson muW
der trial concluded its case Attorney' 5V^j
Younger, of counsel for the defense, s~%f
made a formal motion for the acquit- ifc
tal of the defendant. He asserted that ^t
there was no evidence to warrant the/jjjj
prosecution asking for a conviction ^i-tf
and cited several court decisions to.-"
sustain his contention that no case ~j
had been made out against his clienL"*^
Justice Davis denied the motion tap
IMMENSE LOSS RESULTS.
Large Suburb of Algiers Being Swept
London, Dec. 17.A dispatch to a
news agency from Paris says that a
large part of the Mustapha suburb of
Algiers, having a population of about
38,000 persons, is in flames. The
whole garrisqn has been turned out to
fight the fire. Damage to the extent
of many millions of francs has already^