FT IS A MATTER OFHEAUB
COT OFF BV THE JAPS
TORPEDO BOAT DESTROYER 3EZ-
•TRASHNI SUNK BY FIRS OF
ONLY FIVE OF THE C&EW SURVIVE
•ATTLE8HIP POB1EOA SUFFERS
DAMAGE BY ACCIDENTALLY
STRIKING A MINE.
BOARD SUSTAINS INJURY
FURTHER NAVAL LOSSES PLUNGE
THE RUSSIAN NATION INTO
fit. Petersburg, April 15.—It was of
ficially announced during the day that
the torpedo boat destroyer Bezstrashni
was cut off from the rest of the Rus
sian fleet at Port Arthur and sunk by
the Japanese that her crew was lost
ami that the battleship Pobieda acci
dentally struck a mine while maneu
vering, but was able to return to the
harbor without loss of life.
The exast character of tl*e
FURTHER LOSSIOR RUSSIA
OFFICIAL K**ORT OF LOSS OF A
DESTROYER AND DAMAGE
Petersburg, April IS.—Rear Ad
tnfral Prince Onktomsfcy wires from
Port Arthur that the Bezstrashni. one
of the Russian torpedo boat ilestroyors
•ent out during the night to recon
noitor, became separated Horn the rest
the fleet, owing to the bad weather
prevailing, was surrounded by Japan
ese torpedo boat destroyers and was
•unk in the fisht. Five men were
saved. Admiral Ouktomsky adds:
"I have taken command provision
ally of the fleet since the disaster to
"During some maneuvering of the
battleship squadron the Pobieda struck
against a mine amidships on the star
board side. She was able to regain
port by herself. No one on
tor was killed or wounded."
RE6ARDED AS SEVERE BLOW
LOSS OF DESTROYER AND DAM-
A8I TO WARSHIP STUNS
St. Petersburg, April 15.—The offi
cial bulletin conveying the intelligence
of the loss of another torpedo boat
destroyer and the accidental crippling
of another battleship was almost as
severe a blow as the loss of the Pe
tropavlovsk and plunged the whole
town anew into grief. The Russian
word in the text of the official dis
patch describing the accident to the
Pobieda means either "mine" or "tor
pedo," but the qualifying verb indi
cates something moving toward the
ship. Tbis dispatch puts an end to
the idea prevailing here that there
bad been an engagement following the
disaster to the Petropavlovsk. It is
considered remarkable here that the
Japanese did not take advantage of
these terrible accidents to attack Port
After the official bulletins had been
issued there was talk of the posBibil-1
ity of the destruction of the Petropav
lovsk having been caused by a sub*
marine boat, but this received l!ttie'
•oasideratioB is official
MINE LAID BY JAPANESE.
Another Version of the Loss of the
Chefoo, April 15.—It baa been
learned from Japanese sources here
that the attack on the Russian Port
Arthur fleet of Wednesday morning
was planned and put into effect in the
At daylight the Japanese torpedo
boats made a demonstration before the
port and at the same time laid mines
across the outer entrance to the har
bor. They then retired and joined the
main squadron. The squadron then
advanced and as It drew near the Rus
sian ships were seen coming out. The
battleship Petropavlovsk struck one
of the mines laid by the Japanese tor
pedo boats and was destroyed.
ADMIRAL MOLA8 KILLED.
Russian Disaster Costly in Lives of
Kt. Petersburg, April 14. —Admiral
Molas was among those killed on the
Petropavlovsk. At the moment of the
explosion an aide shouted to Grand
Duke Cyril to jump Into the sea. The
aide was killed.
FORTY-FIVE OFFICERS AND MEN.
Number of Lives Lost on Russian De
8t. Petersburg. April 15.—Forty-five
Officers and men perished on board the
torpedo boat destroyer Bezstrashni,
whose destruction by the Japaneae
was announced during the day.
REQUIEM MASS FOR THE DEAD.
Imprecsivs Services at St. Petersburg
for Lost Seame i.
St. Petersburg, April 15.—A requiem
ma?s for 'the repose of the souls of
Vice Admiral Makaroff and the other
Officers and men of the Petropavlovsk
was celebrated at noon in the admi
ralty church here.
The scene was touching in the ex
treme. Outside 20,000 people, among
whom were many relatives of the sail
ors lost, stood with bared heads and
streaming eyes while the service was
in piogrews InBide the beautiful white
marble church, its walls hung with
militant ikens, were assembled the em
peror and (he imperial family, high
officers of the army and navy and the
entire diplomatic corps, all in full uni
form, and also many widows and fam
ilies of the officers drowsed. The- gal
leries were crowded with Ftussian blue
jackets. The widow 6f Vice Admiral
Makaroff entered on the a:*n of the
Grand Duke Constautine. followed by
son and dar^rhter, and took a place
beside the imperial party. Every one
present wore a band of crepe.
The emperor, who wore the uniform
of a captain in the navy, entered last
and alone. The grief felt by him was
written on his face. The empress was
Just be tore the services began the
dowager empress embraced Admiral
Makaroff's widow, who sank on her
knees, almost at the feel of her maj
esty, and remained there until the end
of the service. The beautiful cere
monial of the Orthodox church left no
dry eve in the building.
RUSSIA MOURNS HER DEAD
DEEP SORROW AT ST. PETERS
BURG OVER DISASTER AT
St. Petersburg, April 15.—With
bowed heads, but with unshaken
hearts, the Russians met the dreadful
calamity of Wednesday. Sorrow for
the loss, but undiminished confidence
in ultimate victory Is the note struck
by the morning papers. An editorial
in the Russ may be taken as voicing
the national feeling.
"Let us," It reads, "remain calm.
It is a black day, but we hr.ve been
stru' k by blind fate, not by tbe en
The people sat up all night, await
ing further details of the catastrophe
and news of the result of Rear Ad
miral Prince Ouktom.sky's encounter
with the Japanese fleet and early in
the morning hurried out in a raging
snow storm to scan the bulletin boards,
but nothing further had come. The
Associated Press is authoritatively in
formed that the dispatches given out
were in the text as originally re
ceived and represented the sum total
of tbe emperor's advices. The em
peror himself directed that every word
should be published. The meagerness
of the telegrams is attributed to the
confusion due to the death of Vice Ad
Not until 10 a. m. had fresh news
reached the Winter palace and then in
tbe form uf a voluminous cipher dis
patch, which was immediately sent
to the admiralty to be deciphered.
In the opinion of the emperor's ad
visers the Petropavlovsk disaster oc
curred Wednesday morning about 7
o'clock. It is presumed that Vice Ad
miral Makaroft had sailed out from
Port Arthur on the previous day to
locate the enemy and had been cruis
ing all night when he sighted the en
emy. giving pursuit until Japanese re
inforcements appeared and then put
ting back for the shelter of the guns
di Port Arthur.
BY LAND AND SEA.
laps Preparing to Reduce Fortress of
New York, April 15 —There is prac
tically unanimity ot opinion here that
the loss of the Petropavlovsk and the
death of Admiral Makaroff will mark
the commencement of active opera
tions on land, says a London dispatch
to the Herald.
In discussing the probabilities tbe
Daily Telegraph expert says:
"I certaUiiy shall be surprised If the
not become a historic date from which
rapid change in tbe development of
the land campaign will hereafter
reckon. It is almost certain that Mak
arofl' s death will be the signal, first,
for the blocking up of Port Arthur
with loaded merchant ships, for which
the Japanese have been so carefully
preparing, and immediately afterward
for i combined naval and military at
tack upon Port Arthur.
FRANCE SENDS SYMPATHY.
Condoles With Russia Over Loss of the
Paris, April 10.—President Loubet
has telegraphed to Emperor Nicholas
his profound condolences on the disas
ter to the Petropavlovsk and the
death of Vice Admiral Makaroff. This
lispatch, together those erf Em
leror William and the king of Italy.
Is regarded here as significant of the
acceptance of the European govern
ments that the sinking of the Petro
pavlovsk was due to an accident and
did not occur during a battle with the
Japanese ships. The officials say con
dolences over the result of a battle
might involve questions of neutrality,
whereas condolences over an accident
do not involve neutrality.
CRITICISE CHINESE NEUTRALITY.
Japanese Complain That Russians Are
New York, April 15.—Japanese jour
nals express much discontent, says a
Times dispatch from Tokio, at China's
failure to enforce or attempt to en
force neutrality on the Liao river,
where the whole district has been a!
lowed to become a source for supply
ing IlU3sia with foodstuffs, transport
animals and vehicles. The papers de
clare that Japan seeks no favors and
asks only fair play and that China's
conduct is craven and ungrateful, con
sidering that Japan is defending ber
TERRIBLE LOSS OF LIFE
TWENTY-NINE MEN KILLED BY
EXPLOSION ON BATTLE
Penaacola, Fla., April 18.—By tit* (ex
plosion of 2,000 pounds of powder iu
the after twelve-Inch turret and the
handling room of the battleship Mis
souri. Captain William S. Cowles com
manding, twenty-nine men were in
stantly killed and five injured, of whom
two will die.
The Missouri was on tbe target
range with the Texas and Hrooklyn
at practice when a charge of powder
in the twelve inch left hand gun ik
nited from gases, exploded and, drop
ping below, ignited four charges of
powder in the handling room, and all
exploded. Only one man of the entire
turret and handling crew survives.
Captain Cowles, by his prompt ac
tion in flooding the handling room,
saved the ship from total destruction.
Captain Cowles led the rescuing
party. He caught up a dying blue
jacket and staggered to the deck with
him. Officers and men lifted out the
dead and dying and withty three min
utes after the explosion all the bodies
wore lying on deck.
RESULT OF A BLOW BACK.
Explanation of the Accident on Board
Pensacola, Fla., April 15.—Two more
ordinary seamen who were injured in
the terrible explosion on board tie
battleship Missouri at target practi*
are dead. There is also one man t'
the turret crew missing.
Expert turret officers of the vess 1
in port say that the explosion was th"
result of a blow back, known as tie
wind blowing the flames back frotn tie
muzzle of the gun and through th*
open breech, thus igniting the powd*
charge being hoisted. Captain Cowh
and Lieutenant Hammer, the ordnance
officer, had taken extra precautions
against such an accident, realizing
that such could occur, and for
days no firing with the large piec-
was done on account of the wind be
ing from off shore Finally it shifte.!
and it was deemed safe to cotnraem
the firing. Lieutenant Hammer ei
remained in the turret watching the
firing until the first string of shot
a e e n i e i n a i s u e s s i o n
thought from his observations that
was safe to allow the continuation at
rapid firing and left the turret to con
suit with i he target expert on boa.'d
on this ma'ter. Only three shots of
the second ..tring had been fired *hen
the explosion occurred. So rapid was
the gun being fired that it is thought
some erf the Are remained in the bar
rel and that when powder was
®lje JtlnDieon fflailn CeaDer
MADISON, SOUTH DAKOTA, F11ID\T, Aim 15. IfHU.
LIVED WITH THREE WIVES.
Minneapolis Man Found Out by Ore of
Minneapolis, April 15.—fa
vorce case of Selma M. At wood -gainst
Charles C. At wood the ser .atlonal
charge was made that Atv xl ha I
lived in Minneapolis with thre.j differ
ent wives in three different phtces at
Mrs. Atwood claims that Ker hus
band s real name was C. H. Irving and
that he lived under that name at Thir
teenth avenue and Franklin with a
wife and daughter. As Charles C. At
wood he lived on Washington street
northeast with the complaining wit
ness and he is said to have llvej with
a third woman he claimed was bis
daughter. He proclaimed to each
wife that ho was a piano tuner and
had to be away from home everv other
Mrs. Atwood claims that she learned
of his duplicity when she went to pay
a bill a* a furniture company. The
wrong bill was brought out and she
discovered her husband -had furnished
three different houses from tie* estab
Snow Sterm !n New Ytrk.
New York, April 15.—For he first
time in many years New Yorkers dur
ing the day witnessed a real snow
storm In mid-April. At one period it
assumed the proportions of a regular
winter storm and the low temperature
and biting wind which whirled the
large flakes made it most uncomforta
ble for the thousands on their way lo
business in the city.
I HOI? HEALTH
The story of
great deal of the
unhapi i:iess of
women is a story
of lost health.
how it is that
little by little
the form loses
cheeks grow hol
low and sallow, and they feel tired and
worn-out all the time. In a large pro
portion of cases when women are weak,
nm-down and falling off in flesh and
looks, the root of the trouble can be
traced to womanly diseases which under
mine the general health. The proof of
this is that women who have been cured
of painful womanly diseases by the use
of Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription
have recovered their general health,
gained in flesh and in appearance.
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription cures
the womanly diseases which sap the gen
eral health. It establishes regularity,
dries weakening drains, heals •Mflarnma
tion and ulceration and cures female
I suffered for three years with ovarian
trouble." writes Mrs. Anna Ouinn (Treasurer
Woman's Athletic Club*, of f* 2 Sycamore St
Milwaukee, Wis. "The treatment I took did
not do me a particle of flood, until a good neigh
bor who had been usititf Dr. 1'ierce's Favorite
Prescription advised me to #ive it a trial. The
next dav took my first d'»e. and it was my fir-t
step toward recovery. Iu nine weeks I was a
difle-rcnt woman my flesh which had been
fluhbv became firm, complexion clear and my
eves bright. It was simply an indication of the
great change within from pain and suffering to
health and happiness,"
Favorite Prescription makes weak
women strong, sick women well. Ac
cept no substitute for the medicine
which works wonders for weak women.
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pelletb invigorate
Stomach, liver and bowels.
it ignited. Officers of the vessel differ
in their opinion as to the cause of tle
explosion, but it is probable that the
exact cause will never be known, as
there were no survivors among tie
turret crew. The board of inquiry
which was convened is still in session
and will not come to a finding for sev
New York Bank Suspends.
New York, April 15.—The Fedeial
bank, a state Institution in this cl',
was closed during the day and officials
of the state banking department are
in charge. Rothschild is the
ident and its capital is $2ro.00.
cording to a recent statement the in
stitution owed depositors 1486,000.
Reject Terms of Settlement.
New York, April 15.—A compromise
by which the lockout of all the wot k
ers here in the lithographers' trade
was believed to have been settled last
week was upset iu a ratification meei
ing of the unions which ended eajly
in the day. The unions rejected the
SatttemeBf, bjjr gS$S to 86.
A Purgative Pleasure.
If yeu ever took DeWitt's Little Sarty
Riser* for billiousness or constipation
you know what a purgative pleasure is
These famous little pills cleanse the
liver and rid the system of all bile with
out producing unpleasant effects. They
do not gripe, sicken or weaken, but give
tone and strength to the tissues and
organs involved. \V. H. Howell of
Houston, Te*„ says: "No better pill can
be used than Little Karly Risers for
constipation, siek beadacbe, eto." Sold
by Uouk Udoo,
FRESH AND CURED
Meats always in
Stock at the
City Meat Market
Fish, Dressed Poultry
and everything usual!V
ly kept in a first-class
market, always the
JOHN 8CHULTZ Proprietor
IEST OUTFITS IK TIE CITY.
5 All klnd» ol Draying done I
promptlj also moving
household good*. Piano &
Safe floving a specialty.
J. J. DAHL & SON.
A Large Consignment of
Neto Spring Goods
Including the Latest Fabrics
Dress Goods, also Wash Goods, and
of Ready Made Skirts,
the stock. Our prices are right.
THE 0. K. GROCERY STORE
Don't you need something in Groceries?
If so, remember we carry a full line of Staple and Fancy
Groceries. Our prices are right, our Goods are right and our
Line is Complete. We nre sure an order placed with us will be
filled to your entire satisfaction and that you will be more than
pleased with the quality of the goods received. Our line of
Meats and Fish is large and varied and oar priced are lower
than the lowest.
need of anything la oar line, don't fail to give us
F. D. PALMER & SON.
•PHONE 114. 'PHONE 114.
call and examine
SUITS THAT FIT.
Y«hi will find here as complete a line of TAILOR MADE SUITS
as is shown in the city. It does not pay to buy cheap, shoddy
goods when you can get something that will last a great deal longer
for a little more money* When you buy a
SUIT, CRAVENETTE or SKIRT
You want to buy something that fits. I've got the goods and my
prices are right.
J. J. FITZGERALD,
Begining April 1,1
I SHALL SELL
For Cash Only.
LEGAL TENDER OR SECURED PAPER
My customers will no longer be'asked to pay far poor
accounts but will be given a benefit of reduced priaat.
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I have ft fine assortment of Fancy
China including Dinner Sets, Chamber
Sets and Fancy Lamps and many pieces
of Havelin ware. Our novelties include
many pretty 1904 patterns, and I am
selling them on a close margin.
I Hamm's Beer
ON DRAUGHT AT
THE SAN JUAN BUFFET
W. F. GIOSSI, Prop.
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