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VOLUME 2. NUMBEE 248 r ^.-:^^.BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1905.
TQ CUT-THE RAILWAY
FORCE OF ELEVEN THOUSAND
"JAPS REPORTED IN SOUTH--
IAST MANCHURIA.'- ,r/'X
CHINESE BANDITS ACCOMPANY THEM
RAIDERS DEFEAT RUSSIAN DE-
TACHMENT, THE LATTER
St. Petersburg, Feb. 18.A dispatch
from Saehetun, Manchuria, says that
ll.Oiiii Japanese troops and Chinese
bandits aie recited to be 'n South
east Manchuria, in the neighborhood
of Clialbasiichon, forty-five 'miles
northwest of Gunohu pass, whence
they intend to operate against the
railroad. A detachment of Russian
frontier guards, with two guns, en
countered the Japanese Feb. 14 and
defeated them. The detachment,
however, while advancing, was sur
rounded by two regiments of Japanese
cavalry? four companies of infantry
and a lar.^e band of Chinese bandits,
about fiftee-i miles northwest of Gun
shu i.ays, and lost heavily. One gun
was lost and nearly all the gun horses
and a number of gunners were killed.
VIGTOhY 1(13 BaALP
5RIPENBERG SAYS KUROPATKIN
FAILED TO SUPPORT HIM AT
St. Petersburg. Feb. 18.The arrival
In St. Petersburg of General ripen
berg, former commander of the Sec
ond Manohurian army, who reached
here at midnight, has caused a got
deal of .a sensation in military circles.
The general frankly avows that he re
linquished his command after the re
cent, attempt, of the. Russians to flank
Field Marshal Oyama because, as he
claims. General Kuropatkin refused to
send him help, when victory was in
General Gripenberg's hands instead of
ordering the latter to withdraw. Grip
enberg wili personally report on the
situation to Emperor Nicholas. It is
too early to say what the result will
be, although it is evident that Kuropat
kin's enemies are pushing their cam
paign against him. It is only fair, to
Kuropatkin to say that his friends
claim that Kuropatkin's side of the
story is that he only intended to make
a demonstration in force and that
Gripen berg pressed the attack too tai
and became too much involved.
DISCUSS TERMS OF PEACE.
Czar and His Ministers Hold Impor
St. Petersburg, Feb. 18 The Asso
ciated Press learns on exceptional au
tbority that the question of peace was
formally considered by Emperor Nich
olas and his ministers at the confer
ence held at Tsarskoe-Selo Thursday.
No particulars are obtainable, as be
fore the discussion began the emperor
exacted from each one present a sol
emn promise not to divulge the slight
est hint of what transpired. The be
lief is, however, that the possible con
ditions and terms were under consid
It is suggested in high quarters that
some intimation of terms has reached
the Russian government from Japan,
although it is certain that it did not.
come through the regular diplomatic
RUSSIANS RETREAT NORTH.
Cavalry Raid Seems to Have Come to
Tokio, Feb. 18.The following offi
cial announcement was made here dur
ing th day:
"On Thursday the enemy's artillery
bombarded our positions in front of
Shaieopao. Hanchenpao. Mengtapao
and their vicinities. Friday at 5 in
the morning the officer in command of
our scouts encountered and repulsed a
detachment of the enemy's infantry,
about 100 strong, near Pinniulupao.
The enemy who had come southward
since Wednesday retreated north to
Liukanlang, ten miles northwest of
MUST REMAIN AT THEIR POSTS.
Russian Interior Minister Instructs
St. Petersburg, Feb. 18.Minister of
the Interior Rouligan has ordered all
governors of provinces not to leave pathy.
their posts at present. -I" 'V.'."^".
The managers of the Pbiitiloff iron
works announce that as the n^en have
not returned to work they will not be
TRAGEDY NO GREAT, SURPRISE.
But Sergius' Death Created Sensation
in St. Petersburg^"! I*
St. Petersburg, Feb. 18.The news
of the tragedy in which Grand Duke
Sergius was blown up created a tre
mendous sensation in St. ^Petersburg,
where tho announcement by telephone
from Moscow arrived during the aft
ernoon. The tragedy in reality was
no great surprise," as it was known
that the terrorists had already con
demned the grand duke to death and
ever since the affair of Jan, 22 the
inauguration of a bomb throwing cam
paign had been anticipated? ^K7-*V'-
Grand Duke Sergius, who was" a
brother-in-law as well as uncle of the
emperor and who had exercised im
mense influence at court, was regarded
as the most reaction? ry of the grand
dukes. As governor general of Mos
cow he was intensely unpopular. His
advent as governor general was fol
lowed by expulsion of Jews from the
central provinces and throughput his
administration his rigorous and harsh
measures aroused the greatest hos
tility, especially among! the students.
Two years ago, after the student
riots in which many were killed or
wounded, several hundred exr/ulsions
to Siberia followed under the orders
of Grand Duke Sergius and General
Trepbff, now governor general of St.
Petersburg, but who was then chief
of police of Moscow.
Grand Duke Sergius was the Wealth-'
iest member of the imperial family.
He was tall, handsome and cordial in
manner, in spite of the rutMesi fash
ion in which he exercised his 'author
ity as governor general. He was: child
less, but had adopted two chidien of
his brother Paul, who was banished
on account of. a morganatic alliance
Sergius' record as a soldier was not
brilliant. He suffered a disastrous de
feat at the hands of General Kuropat
kin during the famous Koursk ma
Blamed for Big Disaster.'
Much of the responsibility for the
catastrophe at tire coronation of Em
peror Nicholas in Moscow wheu sev
eral thousand peop|e were crushed to
death at the time of the distribution
of the imperial gifts was laid at Grand
Duke Sergius' door.- It was held that
he had not taken sufficient precautions
and the liberals, after the affair here
of Jan. 22, placed the major portion of
the blame on his shoulders.
The news of the assassination of the
grand duke reached Tsarskoe-Selo
while the imperial family were enter
taining Prince Frederick Leopold of
Prussia. It created, the greaest con
sterna tion.--. The en%Sf6r is F&p^isted
to have been compMely prostrated.
Festivities in honor of the Prussian
giiest were at once abandoned.
During- the afternoon Ambassador
McCormick and the other ambassa
dors drove to the palace to express
their official condolences, also leaving
their cards at the palaces of the va
rious members of the imperial family.
At. the time sentence of death was
pronounced by the terrorists upon
Grand Duke Sergius it was reported
that. Grand Duke Alexis, Procurator of
the Holy Synod Pobiedonostseff and
General Trepoff,-then chief of police
of Moscow and now governor general
of St. Petersburg, were also con
demned to death, and according to
some reports a similar sentence was
passed on the dowager empress, Maria
LONG SERIES OF HORRORS.
French View of the Tragedy Just En
acted at Moscow.
Paris, Feb. 18.The assassination
of the Grand Duke Sergius caused a
^sensation here and is everywhere dis
cussed as another of the long series
of Russian horrors. The officials re
ferred to the tragedy as being part of
a singular line of fatalities. The
"It is easy-to see why Grand Duke
Sergius was marked out as a victim
of the revolutionists, as among all the
uncles of the emperor Sergius had the
greatest influence upon him. .It was
known that the emperor's various lib
eral efforts were checked through Ser
gius, who, in particular, opposed the
appeal of the provincial delegates."
COUNT CASSINI SHOCKED.
Anxiously Awaiting Official Informa-
'_."..-. tion From Russia.
Washington,. Feb. 18.Count Cas
sini, the Russian ambassador, was
shocked to hear through the press dis
patches of the assassination of the
Grand Duke Sergius. jS^He is anx
iously awaiting news direct from Rus
sia, as his son-in-law, Count Mengen
den, is master of the court at Mos
cow ami a member of the grand duke's'
household hd, with the Countess Men
genden. the ambassador's daughter,
makes, his home in that citv.
King' Edward Sends Sympathy.
London, Feb. 18.King Edward,"as
soon as he was informed of the assas
sination of Grand Duke Sergius at
Moscow, telegraphed to Emperor Nich
olas, expressing his horror and sym-
further supplied with provisions on ^^53
MAKE SWEEPING DEMANDS.
Like, y- rf
credit from the company's stores .until New" York, Feb, IS.-Alter a pro-
work is resumed. This means that tracted meeting behind closed doors,
over 10,000 persons will henceforth be at which 1,000 employes of the Inter-
deprived of the means of obtaining borough Rapid Transit company were
food. The decision has caused in- "present, it has been determined to
tense bitterness among the strikers, again make sweeping demands on the party and has been stigmatized by the
management of the road., failure to
y$ ^Witte Still Retains Office."-
'stT Petersburg, Feb. 18.M. Witte,,
president of the committee of minis- general silrike on the Interborough sys
ters, replying to a question regarding tern,-hoth subway and elevated, March
the reports circulated to the effect 1 There have been several meetings
that he had resigned, said to the As- of.a. similar nature in the past year
sociated P-ess that he had not re- and each, time the trouble has been,
signed, though he, was not anxious ta settled after conferences, with tho
remain in office road/s official*,
GRAND DUKE SERGIUS
UNCtE OF THE CZAR LITERALLY
BLOWN TO FRAGMENTS BY
FORCE CLF. EXPLOSION.
CRIME OCCURS ON MOSCOW STREETS
VICTIM WAS RIDING IN CARRIAGE
AND ASSASSINS OVERTAKE
HIM IN A SLEIGH.
BOTH OF THE MURDERERS ARRESTED
DEAD GRAND DUKE REGARDED
BY LIBERALS AS THE EVlL
GENIUS OF RUSSIA.
Moscow. Feb. 18.While Grand Duke
Sergius was driving from the Nicholas
palace through the Senate quarter his
carriage was followed by two. cabs.
At the law courts a sleigh in which
were, two riien, one of whom was
dressed as a workman, went quickly
ahead of the grand duke's carriage.
The sleigh then slowed up to allow the
carriage to pass and at that moment
a bomb was thrown beneath the car
riage. The force of the explosion
broke all the windows of the law
courts and the report was heard out
side the city. The carriage was blown
to pieces, nothing but the four wheels
remaining. The horses we're not hurt
and bolted. The grand duke was in
stantly killed. His head was blown
off, actually being separated from his
body, which was frightfully mangled.
The coachman was also killed. He
was so frightfully burned by the ex
plosive with which the bomb was
charged that he died while being taken
OBAKD DUKE SEBGIT/S.
to a hospital On the arrest of the
murderers, neither of whom were
known to the police, one of them
"I don't care. I have done my job.'"
An immense crowd gathered at the
spot and made a demonstration
against a number of students who
commenced scattering revolutionary
Within a few minutes after the ex
plosion people were gathering up
pieces of wood and clothing as memen
toes of the tragedy.
When the Grand Duchess Elizabeth,
widow of the Grand Duke Sergius, was
informed of the occurrence she imme
diately went to the scene of the as
sassination without waiting to put*on
a hat or cloak,
The gates of the Kremlin were
closed as soon as the news of the
assassination was conveyed to the au
thorities and the remains of the grand
duke were taken to the Nicholas pal
The assassination occurred at 3
o'clock in the afternoon. :3
HEAD OF THE WAR, PARTY.
Liberals Regarded Sergius as Russia's
Evil Genius. 1
The Grand Duke Sergius," uncle of
the Russian emperor and formerly
governor general of Moscow, is under
stood to have been condemned to
death by the revolutionary party in
DecemberJast. The governor general
ship of Moscow was abolished early
in the year and the grand duke, ac
cording to dispatches from Moscow
Jan. 4, kept closely to the well guarded
Nicholas palace on the outskirts of
Moscow, retaining his position^of com-
mander-in-c!*"ef of the military dis
trict. Later in January, however, it
was announced that the grand duke
had sought refuge in one of the pal
aces of the Kremlin. He has been
classed as the most reactionary mem
ber of the imperial family, as the
head of what is referred to as the war
liberals as Russia's evil genius.
grant which, it was declared by some Grand Duke Sergius was born in
of those present, would result. in a 1857 and was married in 1884 to Prin
cess Elizabeth of Hesse'Darmstadt
They have no children.
Profound Impression at Rome.
Home, Feb. 18.The tragic death of
Grand Duke Sergius produced a pro*
SHJT TO PIECES BY MOB..
Texas Negro Confessed to Criminal
Smithville, Tex., Feb. 18.The ne
gro charged with criminally assaulting
Mrs. Pow ell Tiffany was captured late
in the night and shot to pieces by the
mob. He was identified as the man
wanted and made a full confession.
He was run to earth, at Upton, a small
town about six miles from here. In
his confession the negro implicated
three others and it is also said that
there are three women involved in the
crime. Two of these parties have been
arrested and the third is now being
sought. While searching for the ne
gro the Smithville mob found hanging
to a tree the body of the Mexican
taken from officers at Dale and lynched
earlier in the evening.
STABBED BY BURGLAR.
Chicago Woman Has Desperate Strug
gle With Negro.
-Chicago, Feb. 18.In a struggle
With a colored burglar armed with a
knife Mrs. Minnie Meyers was stabbed
early in the day and the negro was
wounded with his own weapon, which,
had been snatched from him by Mrs.
Meyers. She had been awakened by
some one moving about in her bed
room and, half dazed, she attacked the
intruder! Her relatives, rushing in,
beat the~negro fearfully and held him
until the arrival of policemen. He
gave the name of W. J. Benson. Mrs.
Meyers was stabbed several times,
but her injuries are not dangerous.
^TWELVE MEN HELD UP.
Robbers Secure $8C0 in Chicago Busi
Chicago, Feb. 18.Twelve men were
held up by six armed robbers in the
office of-. Max. Mildenberg, proprietor
of the electric light, oil and gasoline
delivery, Clybourn place and Haw
thorne street. The highwaymen fired
several shots as they entered, wound
ing two persons. They knocked an
other unconscious with a blow from a
revolver. They then took more than
JUSTICE MOVED SWIFTLY.
Negro Hanged for Murder Committed
on Jan. 12.
Baltimore, Feb. 18.William Henry
Jones, colored, was hanged here dur
ing the day in the jailyard for the
murder of J. 15. Cunningham^ a watch
man at a wholesale grocery house.
The crime was committed on Jan.
12 and the,jpromptxiess with_ which
punishment was administered
never been exceeded in a murder case
in Maryland. Jones confessed the
YAQUIS ARE CAPTURED.
Ten Indians Who Killed Chicago Men'
to Be Hanged.
Tucson, Ariz., Feb. 18.The Yaqui
Indians who killed two Chicago men
and recently attacked a mining party
near Cohacni, are in custody. They
were t.aket by General Torres and the
American government will be advised
of theii capture. There are ten pris
oners and all will be hanged. Two of
the captives confessed.
Hanged as an Accessory.
Mound City, 111., Feb. 18.Eli Bugg,
colored, was hanged here during the
day as an accessory to the murder of
Chris Mathis at a picnic. William
Cross, who is alleged to have insti
gated the murder, has never been cap
tured. OIK the scaffold Bugg claimed
he was innocent of the crime and ad
vised his hearers to keep out of bad
Negro Hanged for Murder.
Owensboro, Ky., Feb. 18. Roy
Green, a negro, met death on the scaf
fold during, the day for the murder of
James Coomes, a white man, at the
fair grounds in Owensboro on July 31
last. After killing Coomes Green drove
a stake through his victim's neck, pin
ning him to the ground. He con
fessed the crime before death.
Given Long Term in Prison.
New York, Feb. 18.Christopher
Smyth, alias "Sandrock," the young
man who committed a series of daring
robberies by holding up wealthy resi
dents in this city in their homes and
at the point of a revolver compelling
them to .pay-him money, has been sen
tenced to twenty-five years in state
Bank Cashier Arrested.
Madison, Wis.,,^Feb. 18.Robert
Dow, cashier of the Stoughton State
bank, was arrested during the day on
charges preferred by Bank Examiner
M. C. Bergh. Perjury, falsification of
reports and making false exhibits are
the charges. The bank is not insolv-
entDow was released on bail.
Gave the Money to Charityf^rj?,
New York, Feb. 18.Confessing^ffiat
she had forged many checks on her
employer's bank account since last Oc
tober Margaret Connolly, fifteen years
old, has been taken into'custody. The
child said she had used the money, of
which $500 or $(500 is missing, to play
philanthropist among the poor chil
dren living near her home.'Xt/L'^.^"^'
Patterson Trial Begins in March.^
New York, Feb. 18District Attor
ney Jerome has sent a notification to
counsel for Nan Patterson, accused of
murdering Caesar Young, that a new
trial of her case will be begun on
March 6 in the criminal branch of the
Woman Burned in HoteV Fire.
New York, Feb. 18.One woman
was burned to death and fifteen men
and women narrowly escaped in a fire
which damages-Hotel Winton early la
TEN CENTS PER WEEK
YIELDS TO THE HOUSE
SENATE STRIKES OUT*3ltAW
:P BACK AMENDMENT TO AGRI- **C^
HANSBR0U6H MAKES Tht MOTION
Mi. Hansbrough offered a motion
that the senate recede from its.posi
tion in the amendment affecting the
tariff, which was placed on the agri
cultural appropriation bill. This means
that the senate will yield to the house,
that understanding having been,
reached among senators.
Mr. Hansbrough, who is the author
of the senate amendment, moved that
the senate recede therefrom, but be
fore doing so expressed regret at the
action of the house.
The vote by which, the agricultural
bill was passed was reconsidered, the
amendment stricken out* and the bill
The District Of Columbia appropri
ation bill was passed and the senate
took up^ the diplomatic and consular
The diplomatic and consular appro
priation bill was also passed. At 2
o'clock the senate resumed the trial
of Judge Swayne.
JAY COOKE IS DEAD.
Aged Financier Succumbs to Afflictions
of Advanced Years.
Philadelphia, Feb. 18.Jay Cooke,
whose fame as a financier is world
wide, is dead at the home of his son
in-law, Charles D. Barney, at Ogontz,
a suburb of this city.
Mr. Cooke was eightj'-three years
age. He had been complaining of the
result-.-of general debility, the result
of old age, for several years. His con
dition was not considered serious, how
ever, and his death came rather sud
AUTHOR OF THE ADDITION EX-
PRESSES REGRET AT ACTION ~-Vg
^'.-T- OF LOWER BODY. !&.??
Washington, Feb. 18.Aftef the sen
ate met the clerk of the house ap
peared with the resolution of the house
of representatives returning the agri
cultural bill because of the objection
of the house to the senate amendment
constructing the provision of the Ding
ley law imposing a duty on wheat.
Jay Cooke was born at Sandusky, O.,
April 10, 1821. He began work at the
age of fifteen and in 1838 became clerk
for E. W. Clark & Co., Philadelphia
bankers, and was afterward taken into
the firm. In 1860 he founded the house
of Jay Cooke & Co., which handled the
larger part of the $2,000,000,000 bonds
issued by the government during the
Civil war., Mr. Cooke afterward han
dled- some enormous business enter
prises, including the building of the
Northern Pacific railroad. In the de
pression of 1873 the firm failed and a
panic resulted. Mr. Cooke made a new"
fortune and was at the time of his
death a large owner of Western lands.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS.
Closing Business Session of Minne-'
sota Editorial Association.
St. Paul, Feb. 18.A trenchant pa
per on the subje.ct of the "Paper
Trust" by former Congressman Frank
M. Eddy of Sauk Center and desperate
but futile attempts of Messrs, C. P.
Stine and H. P. Hall of St. Paul to
sidestep re-election to the positions of
secretary and member of the executive
committee, respectively, were the
features of the closing business ses
sion of the State Editorial association.
The election of officers resulted as
follows: President, W. C. Whiteman,
Ortonville first vice president, C. A.
French, Monticello second vice pres
ident, A. J. Halstead, Brainerd third
vice president, H. J. Peterson, Litch
field secretary, C. P. Stine, St. Paul,
re-elected: treasurer, D. R. Ramaley,
jSt. Paul, re-elected executive commit
tee, H.'P. Hall, C. C. Whitney and"
Frank Meyst, all re-elected.
GOVERNOR SIGNS THE BILL.
Kansas Will Erect and Maintain Oil
Topeka, Kan., Feb. 18.Governor
Hoch has signed the bill passed on
Wednesday appropriating $200,000 for
the erection and maintenance by the 3
state of an oil refinery with a capacity --?vj
of 2,000 barrels a day. The signing or?V^
this measure will make it possible for v/y^vi
Kansas to begin in earnest the fight \\S
started in this state recently against-"' '''$01
the Standard Oil company. In sign-1
ing the bill Governor Hoch sent a^*vNI
lengthy message to the legislature re-^S&S1
viewing the fight which has ended in^
the present legislation and giving hls%^
reasons for signing the refinery bill..,
JAMES D. SPRINGER DEAD.M^
Well Knowri in Minnesota as a Rail-
Chicago, Feb. 18.James D. Spring
er, a retired railroad attorney, died of
paralysis at Evanston during the day.
Mr. Springer was born in Gettys
burg, Pa., in 1844. In 1864 he joined
the army and was mustered out in
Tn the early nineties he went from
Chicago to Minneapolis, where he was.
for a time counsel for the Soo road^^
In Chicago Mr. Springer acted aaT
assistant to President Manvil of the
Atchison, Topeka and Santa F raU-