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MATTER OF HEALTH &akiN0 POWDER Absolutely Pure HAS MO SUBSTITUTE GRADUALLY RtTIRING KUROPATKIN DIRECTING HIS EF FORTS TO SAFELY WITH- DRAW TO TIE PASS. LOSSES ON BOTH SIDES VEflY HEAVY ENGAGEMENT 18 NOW GENERAL AND OF THE MOST DES PERATE NATURE. 8t. Petersburg, March 4.—According to the latest information from the front the battle is now general and ol the most desperate character. The losses ha^e been exceedingly heavy on both sid»s during the preliminary fighting. Although it is not officially admitted it is regarded as certain that General Kuropatkin is directing all his efforts to the withdrawal of his army to Tie pass. It is now practically a rear guard action, but the task of ex tricating himself is proving very diffi cult. The Japanese have not only driven in his left, but a column is al ready reported to have crossed the Hun river east of Fushun. At the same time the Japanese are pressing the Russian center under cover of the fire of their siege guns and General Kuropatkin is gradually retiring be fore the Japanese advance. The ef forts of the Japanese to envelop the Jtussian right wing have been unsuc cessful, but it has been forced back almost on a line with Mukden. Two Russian divisions were dispatched to head off the wide flanking column ad vaiK ing from the Liao river towards Sinmintin (about thirty miles west of Mukden), but according to the last advices they were too late, the Japa nese having entered the town Thurs day. No official figures regarding the losses are obtainable, but according to unofficial reports the Russian losses up to Thursday night were nearly 7.000 men. STUBBORN TIGHT is RAGING JAPANESE INFANTRY ATTACK ON POUTILOFF HILL BEATEN QFP BY RU8SIAN8. Sakhetun, Manchuria, March 4.— The stubborn fighting has been in progress all day long. Four Japanese divisions are about eleven miles west of Mukden. The Japanese during the day made two infantry attacks on Poutiloff hill, but were repulsed. They have re sumed the bombardment cf the hill. The Japanese attacked the Russian extreme left wing at two points, as well as at Gauto pass, where the for tifications previously abandoned were recaptured by the Russians. The bombardment of the Russian positions on the left and right flanks continued while the Japanese swept Poutiloff hill with at least 2,500 shells from siege guns and mortars, the hit ter's projectiles being recognizable by their enormous explosive force and massive splinters. Towards evening the Japanese ad vanced on the right wing, where stub born lighting continues. Though the Japanese are pushing forward on the left bank of the Hun river the Russians are maintaining a Stubborn defense. The tour Japanese divisions engaged fn the turning movement on the Rus sian right on the Liao river have reached Sawnipu, about eleven miles west of Mukden, but Russian reinforce ments were sent out and checked the fcd vance. A Japanese attack on the positions east of Erdagou at 4 a. m. was re pulsed. Under cover of the ertlUery Are and a nUst the Jaattttie oueaed aa iaten- try attack on Poutnoff hi\l at 1 a. m., but were beaten off by the fire of the Russian guns. A second attack at noon was siua ^. ,y repulsed, after which tue Japanese resumed the bom bardment of the hill with siege guns preparatory to making a fresh assault, lit ner.il Nogi's Port Arthur veterans »re i aitic 1 rating in tk present fight ing. The losses on Loth sides are heavy, but the results are indecisive. ROAR OF GUNS CEASELESS. Artillery Battle Raging Ted MUtt South of Mukden. Mubden, March —A ceaseless ar tillery fire is heard ten miles south ward. 11.o roaring of the guns is be eorr.iii. ._^ie distinct every hour. The Russian losses during the last five days have been heavy. The Wounded are streaming through Muk den northward, the hospital train serv ice being infinitely better than at the I ol the battle of the Shakhe river. i at onfusion prevails in this city, every means of transport out of Muk den being used. Night attacks are again the feature the struggle. Thus far General Rennenkampff has successfully barred the way of General Kuroki's to.. :nns. Many oi the Russian positions are Strongly defended and it is believed that siege methods may be necessary to reduce them. FAVORABLE TO THE JAPANESE. Progress cf Battle as Reported From Kuroki's Army. General Kuroki's Headquarters, March 2, via Fusan, March 4.—The battle is progressing favorably for the Japanese, although a snow storm is swirling over the hilltops. The gun ners get glimpses of their targets only when the clouds lift a few moments. The Japanese made great gains by night advances against the Russian position on the extreme left and they occup a part of the first line of the triple line of defenses in the hills be yond the Shakhe. The Russian trench es here run northeast on the crests of the low line of hills following the bend of the river. The main defense lines are higher in the hills beyond. The Japanese right forces, pushing for ward under cover of the night, gained Ofurei and Taka mountain, surprising the Russians and meeting with but little opposition. At Olurei the Japa nese found trenches encircling the hill. They attacked from three sides Mid entrapped the Russians, capturing sixty. These were partly dressed iu Chiuese clothes and looked *..s though they had been leading a hard life. The Japanese forces directly west of Waitao mountain took advanced posi tions close to the river during the night. The Russians made feeble and Ineffectual attacks on the villages near the river. A tremendous bombard ment is being made westward today. Great clouds of smoke are ascend ing wear the Wanpaosan hills, where the Japanese fire is directed. The Japanese casualties in the right army have been very few compared with the results gained. JAP LOSSES ENORMOUS* General Kuropatkin Tells of J*. i the ls emy's Casualties. St. Petersburg, March 4.—A dis patch from General Kuropatkin, dated March 2, says: "Our detachment at Oubenepusa holds its position. The commander of the advance guard, _Nojeiko, has been killed. "A detachment on the right flank near Kudaza has repulsed an attack by the Japanese, whose losses were enormous. One company was anni hilated. "The heights commanding the en-i tire plain near Tomaguchen, after ai-' ternately changing hands, have been definitely occupied by our troops. i "The Japanese attack on our right flank has been repulsed." OKU'S ARMY LOSES 2,000. Carries Russian Trenches After Des perate Struggle. General Oku's Headquarters in the Field, March 2, via Fusan, March 4.— A Japanese detachment sent to recon noiter about 550 yards north of Apatai this morning attacked the Russians and carried their trenches after a des perate bayonet charge against supe rior numbers. The casualties suffered by General Oku's army last night and this morn-' ing were about 2,000, but the Russian losses were greater. The movement is progressing la heavy snow storm. MA 1)1 a JAPS USING HEAW CUN8. Bombardment of Various Russian Po-' sitions Continues. Toklo, March 4.—Reports from the headquarters of the Manchurian armies say that the Japanese bom-j bardment of the many Russian posi tions continues. T^ie Japanese are using heavy guns. 8horter Hours-and More Pay. New York, March 4.—Demands for increased pay and an eight-hour day to take effect May 1 have been an nounced by the Rockmen and Exca vators' union, which contains about 15,000 members in Greater New York. If the demands meet refusal the men ieclare they will strike on the date tieBtieaed S0f, PROFITS SEASONABLE OPINION OF COMMISSIONER OF CORPORATIONS ANENT THE .1 INDUSTRY. IEP0AT TRANSMITTED TO C0N6RESS PRIVATE CAR LINES SHOW VERY LARGE RETURNS FOR CAPI TAL INVESTED. Washington, March 4.—President Roosevelt has transmitted to congress the report of the commissioner of cor porations upon the beef industry sub mitted in compliance with the resolu tion of the house of representatives adopted March 7, 1904. The president's letter of transmittal is as follows: "To the Senate and House of Rep resentatives: I transmit herewith a report from the secretary of commerce and labor upon that portion of the resolution of the house of representa tives adopted March 7, 1904, having to do with the prices of cattl£ and dressed beef, the margins between such prices and tlie organization, con duct and profits of the corporations en gaged in the beef packing industry. "In view of the fact that the depart ment of justice is now engaged upon other matters involved in the resolu tion the secretary of commerce and labor cannot at this time report there upon." Summary of the Report. The report of the commissioner of corporations is to the effect that six packing companies—Armour & Co., Swift & Co., Nelson Morris, the Na tional Packing company, the Scliwarzs child & Sulzberger company and the Cudah.v irking company—slaugh tered in the year 1903 about 45 per cent of the total indicated slaughter in the United States that the average net profit in 1903 for three of the com panies was 99 cents per head that the year 1902, instead of being one of exorbitant profits, was less profitable thau usual that during the months when prices of beef were the highest some at least of the leading packing houses were actually losing money on every head slaughtered. The changes in the margin between prices of cattle and beef are in themselves no. indica tion whatever of the change in profits, says the report. Prices and conditions for the years 1902, 1903 and 1904 are reviewed and the conclusions are stated that the six companies espe cially discussed are apparently not overcapitalized, the percentage of profit on the gross volume of business is comparatively small and that during the years 1902,1903 and 1904 Swift & Co.'a profits have not exceeded 2 per cent on the total sales CudaJUy & Co.'s is stated at 1.8 for 1904 and 2.3 per cent for 1902. Private Car Lines Profitable. With reference to private car lines In the packing Industry it is stated that the profit is a very liberal one, a net return of from 14 to 17 per cent being indicated, but, it is added, that reckoned on the basis of dressed beef transported the profit would add but little to the cost of beef to the con sumer. The profit of one concern, the Cudahy Packing company, on its in vestment in cars was as high as 22 per cent in one year. Further, it is stated that the six principal packing concerns, while they slaughtered but 45 per cent of the cattle killed in 1903, they slaughtered nearly 98 per cent of the cattle killed in eight leading West ern packing centers that they control a very large percentage of the trade in beef, particularly in the East, and they furnish New York about 75 per cent. Boston more than 85 per cent, Philadelphia about 60 per cent, Pitts burg more than 60 and Baltimore about 50 per cent. In conclusion the report says that the National Packing company, men tioned above as one of the "big six," is a merger of various packing plants and is controlled by Armour, Swift and Morris interests, who constitute Its board of directors. Except for the National Packing company, however, there appears to be practically no gen eral intcrownership of stock among the six principal companies. DIPHTHERIA EPIDEMIC. Jeveral Deaths and a Number Ullit Hennlng, Minn. St. Cloud, Minn., March 4.—The Ut ile town of Henning, a few miles from 0t. Cloud, has a serious epidemic of diphtheria. Several deaths have o lurred and a number of persons are ill. The janitor of the school, his fan ily and so many of the scholars are afflicted that It has been necessary dot e the school. SOUTH DAKOTA. SATURDAY MARCH DEMANDS ARE REJECTED. Russian Qovernment Defies Requests of Workmen* St. Petersburg, March 4.—The work men's demands that the government pledge itself to release the 3,000 work men who had been arrested since Jan. 22 and engaged that the members of the mixed commission should have ab solute freedom of speech and lift-' munity of arrest on account of ex pression ol opinions and that the pro- The neighborhood was full of po lice, large numbers of whom were hid den in courts, doorways, alleys and buildings in the vicinity. The workmen stood about in the snow discussing the situation quietly among themselves. ARMED WITH REVOLVER. Mysterious Individual la .Arreeted at T?f Sele. St. Peteisbuiv,, -March 4.—The po lice at Tsarskoe Selo, who since the assassination of Grand Duke Sergius have redoubled the ordinary precau tions for the protection of the impe rial family, have arrested a suspect who claimed that he is a nephew of General Pock, but whose papers art' ^regular and who was found to be armed with a heavily loaded revolver. Au lav estimation is on foot. CZAR SIGNS RESCRIPT. People Promised a Voice in Prepara tion of Laws. St. Petersbnrg, March 4.—Emperor Nicholas during the afternoon signed a rescript promising the people a voice iu the preparation of lawgt WEST HA8 MAGNETIC* STORM. Telegraph Companies Using Electric, ity of Nature. Chicago, March 4.—Tho entire West ern portion of the country is in the throes of a great magnetic storm that is causing much trouble to telegraph and telephone wires. These magnetic storms generally occur prior to the appearance of the aurora borealis and are prominent at the same time that the maximum sun spots are seen. Professor Cox of the weather bureau said regarding the magnetic storm: "The entire country between Chi cago and Kansas City is in the power of a magnetic storm. In some place# I understand the telegraph companies have shut off their dynamo power and are using the electricity of nature. This often has been done in years past." WEDS AND SUICIDES SAME DAY. Youth Takes Acid and Dies in Hie Bride's Arms. Ottumwa, la., March 4.—Edward P. Duboie, aged nineteen years, killed himself with a dose of carbolic acid less than twenty-four hours after his marriage to Miss Minnie Fuqua. He died in his bride's arms, leaving no explanation of his act. hook out for coughs, oolde, Crou]* whooping eoutfh. They are daritfCTOU^ at this season of Ihe year. They lead to pneumonia or consumption. 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A friend of the HonM* A foe of the 1 ceedings of the commission should be published uncensored have been re jected by the government, as antici pated. Those who assembled at the Peoples palace in accordance with a previous agreement found the meeting place closed and on the walls a noti« placarded, signed by M. SchidiovskI, president of the mixed commission, giving an evasive reply in regard tt© liberty of speech during the session# of the commission, while all other do* mands were negatived on the ground that he was not competent to give the guarantees demanded as the questions were outside his sphere. Trust Calumet Baking Powder Moderate tn price Mimb p."«8t»ood« hoin 'xiouxaa OWAHMaj-w* HMhli.U l| Mil J!I( RMjU 11 I V }«|.un9 pun 8T)1 •ort(MJi! R.fn.u'ti **4.| til mm Vv^ 'kvu sasf HOLLISTERS Rocky Mountain Tea Nuggets A Bn'-v Mudiuiitu tor Iu.«y Ft op!«. Brings Ouitlcu licuiih and Kcu-wrJ Vigor. A Kiifvifle for PonstiiMition, Jnl'irestion. Liv.* and Ki'ltiey Tmuhto*. VhnpleR. 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