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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 245.
DOCTORS ANNOUNCE SENATOR
HANNA IS SUFFERING FROM
HOPEFUL PATIENT WILL RECOVER
ADVANCED AGE AND RHEUMATIC
CONDITIONS MAKE THE OUT-
Washington, Feb. 6.Senator Han
na is officially pronounced t^ have
typhoid Tfever. The followingT)7llletin
was issued by his physicians imme
diately after their consultation:
"Senator Hanna has typhoid fever.
The diagnosis is confirmed by the
complete blood examination reported
by Dr. Edward Behrond. The senator
rested fairly well during the night
and his temperature is 100, pulse 82."
President Roosevelt walked over
from the White House personally to
inquire after the senator's condition.
He spent ten minutes at the hotel.
Dr. Behrond is a microscopic expert
of this city. He made two tests. The
first one showed the presence of the
typhoid bacillus. The second test was
made to confirm the first one. The
doctors say the case of typhoid is ir
The question of sending for the
members of Senator Hanna's family
"was discussed with the physicians and
it was decided that it was not neces
sary at present to send for them. Mrs.
Hanna, Mrs. Medill McCormick, a
daughter, and Miss Phelps, a niece,
are already here.
Those in consultation over the case
were Dr. Rixey, who had been Sen
ator Hanna's regular attending physi
cian here Dr. G. Lloyd Magruder and
Dr. Eehrond. The senator is being
Closely Guarded From Visitors
and no one except his household is
permitted to see him. His sole diet is
milk and no stimulants are being used
at present. He rested fairly comfort
ably during the night. Mrs. Hanna in
sists on personally attending the pa
tient much of the time.
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icn?nT 16 Opciu iol' recovery auu mai
the crucial point in the illness should
be passed in about a week. They say
the case is what is known as irregular
typhoid and is less serious than most
cases of that illness. It is somewhat
like walking, typhoid,, which., accounts
for the recent fluctuations in the fever
and general condition of the patient.
The family, it is said, instead of being
alarmed at the diagnosis of typhoid,
were relieved at the announcement,
being fearful of the uncertainty. They
realize the seriousness of the situa
tion, but feel that there might have
been other developments that would
have proven of much more gravity.
The physicians are making a test
of the condition of the kidneys. It is
realized that the senator's advanced
age and his rheumatic conditions make
the case a more serious one than in a
younger man, but the belief is ex
pressed by his family that he will re
cover, though he will be confined to
his bed for a considerable period.
MANY NOTABLES ATTEND.
Funeral of the Late William C. Whit
ney at New York.
New York, Feb. 6.Funeral serv
ices over the remains'of William C.
Whitney were held here during the
day at Grace Episcopal church. Rev.
Dr. William R. Huntington, the rector,
conducted the services, Bishop Doane
of Albany also participating. In the
assemblage which filled the body of
the large church were many men of
the highest prominence in New York
and the United States, representatives
of the various interests with which
Mr. Whitney had been identified, of
the municipal and national govern
ment, of societies and organizations of
which he had been a member and side
by side with them scores of employes
of the corporations with which he had
been connected. Floral tributes in
profusion were .banked high around
the pulpit before which the coffin was
Seventy pews in the center of the
chuch were reserved for the family
and relatives, intimate friends, repre
sentatives of the army and navy and
business associates, the rest of the
church being thrown open to the gen
eral public, crpwds of whom had gath
ered before the church before the
hour set for the services.
At the conclusion of the services
the remains were conveyed by a spe
cial train to Woodlawn cemetery for
interment in the family plot.
Colonel W. B. Dumon, a reading
lumberman of Southern Wisconsin for
a number of years and formerly a
member of Governor Upham's staff
and a prominent Elk, is dead at Ra
THIS LABEL SEWED llg
INSIDE BREAST POCKET
St. Petersburg, Feb. 6.As an
nounced in the Associated Press dis
patches the draft of the Russian re
eponse, tentatively approved by the
crar, has been telegraphed to Viceroy
In this respect the document follows
the course of its predecessors. The
viceroy, being on the ground, will
have an opportunity to examine the
phraseology and remedy any objec
tions he may have before receiving
final instructions to deliver the reply
to Baron de Rosen, Russian ministei
at Tokio, for presentation to Baron Ko
mura, Japanese foreign minister. It
is expected that Viceroy Alexieff will
respond without any delay and send
the answer to reach Japan on Mon
While the contents of the response
are carefully guarded they are known
to be in a conciliatory spirit and form
and to contain- what are regarded here
as important concessions, although
maintaining Russia's former position
on some of the main points covering
Manchuria and Korea.
A diplomat, who probably is in
closer touch with the Russian side of
the negotiations than any other per
son, informed the Associated Press
that Korea had again become the
most difficult matter for adjustment.
Russia, he said, could not agree to
Japanese fortifications in Southern
Basis for an Agreement.
"If the Japanese government is sin
cerely desirous of avoiding war," he
added, "it will find in the reply, when
it arrives, a basis for an agreement,
but if the authorities have made up
their minds to remain unyielding the
negotiations must end.
"In any event, I do not see how
Japan can break off the negotiations
without replying to the Russian note
and setting forth her minimum de
The news that the note had been
sent to Viceroy Alexiefft became puub
an appreciable increase of anxiety
over the future. On the bourse this
was reflected by a further fall in the
prices of securities.
The tone of the S Petersburg news
papers is less optimistic. They seem
to realize the acuteness of the crisis.
The Novoe Vremya remarks that if "a
tragedy must come we must be pre
pared to meet it." It is noticeable
also that the papers are more freely
discussing the war preparations,
chronicling daily the departure of
troops eastward from the various
The imperial court seems undis
turbed. Social functions are proceed
ing as usual.
announced for Feb. 9. A dispatch
from Vladivostock gives a gloomy pic
ture of the slump in trade, shoVs that
clothes and money are-scarce and adds"
that constant street rows are occur
VISIT BRITISH FOREIGN OFFICE.
Russian and Japanese Ministers
London Make Calls.
London, Feb. 6.Both the Russian
ambassador and the Japanese minis
ter Tislted the foreign office during the
afternoon. The latter stayed half an
was granted the use of the telegraph
i ai ffi,.o
The Bemidji Daily Pioneer
WILL BE BROKEN
Japanese Minister and His Retinue Prepares to Leave
the Russian. Capital This
St. Petersburg, Feb. 6.M. Kurino, the Japanese foreign minister, is
making preparations to leave, St. Petersburg. The Russian reply to Japan
was handed to the Japanese government at Tokio by the Russian minister
SITUATION IS MOR E STRAINED.
London, Feb. 6.Information received at the Japanese legation from
Tokio shows that Russia's reply does not meet with Japan's wishes. The
general tension in diplomatic quarters here is unquestionably increased.
CABLEGRAMS FOR JAPAN NO ACCEPTED.
New York, Feb. 6.The Western Union cable service announced this
morning that messages for any point in Japan could not bo longer accepted
at its offices.
sent to Vicero oecam Po-L^g J^^Ttlon'of^reat'stra
lie here during the morning and caused' ^^SlfSf $&i
tegical importance.t Fro this point
its scouts can effectively watch the
movements of the Russian fleet at
Port Arthur and stand between them
and the straits of Korea, while at the
same time it would be able to prevent
an attempt of the Vladivostock squad
ron to effect a junction with the mair
of the colonial office
While the pessimism in London dip
lomatic circles is shared on the Stock
Exchange and reflected by the attitude
of the principal business houses there
is a notable dearth of news here on
which it is possible to prophesy. The
Japanese legation was without advices
from the. Far East. The first news
that the Russian reply was dispatched
to Viceroy Alexieff came to the lega
tion from the Associated Press. The
legation officials confess they are pes
simistic regarding the ultimate result
of the negotiations and point out that
Japan is merely waiting on Russia.
The whole situation, they add, depends
on the nature of Russia's reply.
The Russian embassy is understood
to have received a notification that
the reply had been sent to Viceroy
Alexieff. but the officials declined to
discuss th matier for Dublication.
FURTHER DROP IN COTTON.
May Option Sells Down to Fourteen
New York, Feb. 6.The drop in cot
ton prices was continued during the
day soon after the market onened. At
w i egrams saying that 20,000 Russian
The Russian ambassador, who only! troops have been concentrated in.the
remained ten minutes, subsequently,
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1904. TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
WILL WAIT NO LONGER.
Japan Fears Russian Delay Is a Move
To Gain Time.
Washington, Feb. 6.In the opin
ion of a diplomat conversant with ihe
Japanese phase of the Far Eastern
situation the Tokio government will
not wait any longer for the Russian
reply unless, in the meantime, a sat
isfactory intimation is received as to
its character. The feeling in Japanese
circles seems to be increasing that it
the note is delayed longer the delay
is to be interpreted as merely to give
Russia more time in which to prepare
herself for the blow Japan is expected
FAVORS ALLIANCE WITH JAPAN.
flommander of Chinese Army and Navy
Memorializes the Throne.
London, Feb. 6.Yuan-Shi-Kai, com
mander of the Chinese imperial army
and navy and vice president of tho
war board, has memorialized tho
throne urgently insisting upon an of
fensive and defensive alliance with
Japan to regain Manchuria, cables tho
Shanghai correspondent of the Globe.
The memorial, the correspondent adds,
maintains that the Japanese are bet
ter prepared for war than the Rus
sians and are more disinterested.
LITTLE AUTHENTIC NEWS.
Dearth of Information From the Far
London. Feb. 6Little authentic
news from the Far East is printed
here and nothing has been heard of
the report, published in the United
States by a news agency, that sixty
Japanese warships are blockading
Port Arthur. Beyond the dispatch of
the Associated Press from Port Ar
thur announcing the return of the Rus
sian fleet to that port nothing is known
on the subject.
"If it is true," the Globe's naval ex
Japanese fleet is
pert says, "that a
Telegrams to Japan and Korea Taken
Only at Sender's Risk.
New York, Feb. The significant
announcement that telegrams for Ja-
ww pan and Korea can be accepted only
The second court ball is I at sender's risk was made during the
day by the Commercial Cable com
pany, which has received the follow
ing dispatch from its resident manager
"From today telegrams to Japan
and Korea can only be accepted at
WILL SEIZE NORTH KOREA.
Twenty Thousand Russians Concen
trated in Yalu Valley.
London, Feb. 6.A dispatch to the
Central News agency from Tokio says
that the newspapers there publish tel-
ith the probable intcn
izing North Korea.
peacJeB hafse abandoned.
Several Thousand Japanese Quit Rus
St. Petersburg, Feb. 6.Advices
from Vladivostock say that over 1,000
Japanese girls embarked there for
Japan Thursday and that three other
steamers are on the point of sailing
for Japan with Japanese families, in
cluding many who left the Nikolskoye
and Ussuri regions on Wednesday last.
Fear Safety of Subjects.
Washington, Feb. 6.The state de
partment announces the receipt of in
formation that Japan has called its
subjects from the Yalu districts in
Korea into Seoul.
first the tone was fairly steaay, DUI
before 11 o'clock a selling n.ovemeat
began and the May option sold at 14
cents, a decline of 120 points, or a cent
and one-fifth per pound. The selling
was so heavy that the market seemed
to be completely demoralized. July
sold shortly .after 11 o'clock at 14.35.
a decline of more tnan a cent a
There was a sudden recovery after
the selling panic had lasted about half
an hour and May ran up 50 points.
The rally did not hold, however, and
May fell back 30 points again to 14.20.
New Orleans, Feb. 5.The New Or
leans futures cotton market declined
170 points in the early trading. Tre
mendous excitement prevailed.
Resolution Adopted by Republican Ed
Washington, Feb. 6.The National
Republican Editorial association, at
its meeting here, unanimously passed
a resolution offered by Charles S.
Francis, editor of the Troy (N. Y.)
Times, strongly endorsing President
Roosevelt for the nomination for the
presidency and pledging the best ef
forts of the association to that end.
Another resolution, offered by
Thomas P. Peters of the Brooklyn
Times, expressing tho sympathy of the
association with Senator Hanna in his
serious illness, was adopted.
Lafayette Young of the Des Moines
(Ta.) Capital delivered a short address
on "The Unchanged Attitude of the
Northwest on the Question of Protec-
tion." Mr. Young opposed any change
in the tariff at this time or reciprocal
agreement with Canada.
MRS. MAYBRICK MAY RETURN.
Her Status ifferent From Foreign
Washington, Feb. G.The state de
part mont holds that Mrs. Maybrick
may come into the United States as
an American citizen and as stub
would not be subject to tho operation
of the exclusion laws, which apply
only to foreigners.
All question as to her right to enter
will be annulled by the simple device
of taking out a passport from the
United States embassy in London.
While the doctrine Is not absolutely
settled the state department practice
has been to admit the right of an
American woman who has married an
alien to regain her citizenship in
America on the death of her husband
by a mere assertion of her desire to
FATAL FIRE AT MONTREAL.
Three Persons Dead, Four Probably
Mont re*., Feb. CThree persons
were burned to death in a lire in a
small dwelling house on Cadieux
street and four othors were probably
fatally injured. Tho dead are: Mrs.
Edward Crawford, forty years old
Willie Crawford, fifteen years old,
son James Hogaii, twenty-three years
Three of the inmates, Mrs. Ethel
Hogan, with her infant, and Thomas
Hare, jumped from the second story of
the burning house. The fourth in
jured, Edward Crawford, was carried
out after he was badly burned. The
fire evidently started from an over
heated kitchen stove on the lower floor
and spread to tho sleeping apart
ments. SUICIDES IN SAN FRANCISCO.
Man Wanted in Minneapolis for Al
San Francisco, Feb, 6.Malcolm do
la Fere, doctor, ex-soldier and in
ventor, who was wanted by the Minne
apolis police authorities for etnbezzly
mont, has committed suicide here by
taking poison. Do la Fere came to
this city last April from Minneapolis
in order to escape trial for the misuse
of funds entrusted to him. While in
Minneapolis he attained some distinc
tion an an inventor of electric railway
devices, a number of which are at
present In use.
Wher. the Spanish-American war
broke out De la Fere enlisted in the
Thirteenth Minnesota volunteers and
was made an assistant surgeon, serv
ing with distinction- in tho Philip
FARMER AND WIFE MISSING.
Brother of the Man Suspected of Hav
ing Murdered Them.
Riverton, Neb., Feb. 6.Daniel
Barker, a farmer, and his wife, living
five miles east of here, are missing
and are supposed to have been mur
dered. Frank Barker, a brother, is
under arrest. He said his brother and
wife went to Denver Tuesday morn
ing. The carpets being stained with
T)lood raised suspicion and the cloth
ing of tho missing pair was found in
the barn. Neighbors are still search
ing for the bodies, which are supposed
to have been thrown under the ice.
EXPRESS CLERK ARRESTED.
Is Charged With Stealing Package
Blcomington, 111., Feb. 6.Cyrus J.
Freed, one of the oldest clerks in the
local office of the United States Ex
press company, was arrested during
the day charged with the theft of the
package containing $1,000 which was
consigned by the People's bank of this
city to the W. A. Cameron bank at
Elliott a month ago. The disappear
ance of the package wag a mystery
for a long time. Freed was held in
bonds of $2,000.
Denies Salsbury's Evidence.
Grand Rapids, Mich., Feb. 6.At the
trial of Alderman James Mol, on the
charge of bribery in connection with
the Lake MicWgan water deal, Mol
took the stand in his own defense and
denied the charges of Lant K. Sals
bury and other witnesses of the peo
ple in toto. He swore that Salsbury
offered him neither money nor bonds
to support the water deal.
ST, LOUIS GETS LOAN
SENATE VOTES FOUR AND A HALP
MILLIONS FOR USE OF THE
POINT OF ORDER KNOCKED OUT
BAILEY'S OBJECTION KILLED AND
THE AMENDMENT IS THEN
Washington, Feb. .6.The point of
order made by Mr. Bailey (Tex.
against the St. Louis fair appropria
tion of $4,000,000 was lost by a vote of
the senate and the amendment was
agreed to. The urgent deficiency bill
was then passed.
The early part of the senate ses^h
was devoted to a political speech 'oy
Mr. Patterson (Colo.). At the conclu
sion of his remarks the question of
Bustainin* Mr. Bailey's point of order
agates"! tae world's fair appropriation
was placed before the senate. There
was no roll call, but there was an over
whelming response of "noes" and the
chair announced the point as lost.
CUBAN CUSTOMS DUTIES.
New Rates More Favorable to Euro
peans Than Americans.
Havana, Feb. 6.President Palma's
decree increasing the rates of customs
duties in accordance with the author
ity given him by congress was pro
mulgated during the day and takes
The new rates are considered more
favorable to European importers than
"to American. The latter hoped that a
30 per cent increase, which is the
maximum rate allowed by congress,
would have been placed on goods like
linens, which the United States cannot
manufacture in competition with Eu
rope, but which they could hope to
substitute to some extent with cotton.
Tho Americans also hoped for a more
radical increase in ho duties on cot
tons, which would have enabled goods
from tho United States to compete,
with the advantage of reciprocity,
against British and European cottons.
Tho president's decree fixes the in
crease on linens, silks and woolens at
15 per ceift d-that-mr=cotton at 20
per cent. The senate's tariff bill,
which failed to pass, granted 50 to 100
per cent increase on linenH.
Under President Palma's decree the
maximum increases of 30 per cent are
placed on all the main food imports
from the United States.
FAVORS DEWbY'S suuutanuwo.
House Committee on Naval Affairs
Adopts Admiral's Plan.
Washington, Feb. 6.Admiral Dew
ey's suggestions in favor of heavy
fighting ships for the navy prevailed
Thursday with tho house committee
on naval affairs, over the recommenda
tion of tho general board, submitted
by Secretary Moody. The naval ap
propriation bill was completed by the
committee after a hearing granted
It carrios an aggregate appropria
tion of $1)5,000,000. The ships au
thorized are one battleship, two ar
mored cruisers, three scout cruisers
and two squadron colliers. This
building programme gives a total of
44,000 tons of heavy lighting ships, as
compared with (12,000 last year.
MARSHALL'S DIAMONDS FOUND.
Colored Man Arrested for Robbing
North ^Dakota Congressman.
Baltimore, Fob. 6.Thomas Boyd,
colored, is locked up at polico head
quarters charged with stealing dia
monds and jewelry valued at $1,500
jsfrom the apartments in Washington
of Congressman Thomas F. Marshall
of North Dakota. A local detective
arrested Boyd while the latter was
endeavoring to sell a valuable dia
mond ring at one-fifth of its value.
Boyd was formerly employed as a bell
boy in the apartment house in which
the Dakota congressman lives.
All the jewelry was found on Boyd.
TO BE KEPT SECRET.
President Sends Confidential Corre
spondence to Senate.
Washington, Feb. 6. President
Roosevelt has sent to the senate addi
tional correspondence relating to Pan
ama in response to tho Culherson res
olution. The correspondence was
marked "executive" and was consid
ered absolutely confidential.
It was not ordered printed and was
not even referred to the committee on
foreign relations, remaining in the
possession of the senate. The secresy
was carried so far that the president's
message was npt read or entered on
the journal of the senate.
GENERAL BLACK SERIOUSLY ILL.
Head of Grand Army Suffering From
Washington, Feb. 6.General John
C. Black, chairman of the United
States civil service commission and
commander-in-chief of the G. A. R.,
is seriously ill here. He has over
taxed his strength and is suffering
with partial collapse. Dr. G. A. Har
man of Lancaster, O., surgeon general
of the G. A. R., who is attending him,
says he will he compelled to cancel
his engagements for the next tm