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Washington, March 3.A panic was
caused today in the mail and record
division of the adjutant general's
office by the crazy manipulations of a
revolver in the hands of Wm. J.
O'Brien. O'Brien has for some time
been receiving treatments in So. Eliza
.beth's insane asylum but was recently
discharged as cured. This morning
he entered the mail and record divi-
BURIED INTHE RUINS
FROM THIRTY TO FIFTY MEN
CAUGHT IN COLLAPSE OF A
NEW YORK BUILDING.
BURSTING BOILER.CAUSES ACCIDENT
8TRUCTURE WAG IN COURSE OF
ERECTION AND VICTIMS
ARE ALL WORKMEN.
New York, March 3.Following an
explosion of a hoisting engine in the
Darlington, a nine-story apartment
house now in course of construction
at the corner of Forty-sixth street and
Sixth avenue,"^hat entire building col
lapsed, carrying down anywhere from
thirty to fifty workmen, many of whom
were killed outright. In falling the
Darlington building ruined ten of the
twelve stories of the rear portion of
the Patterson hotel, which adjoined on
the rear, one woman guest being dan
gerously Injured, while a waiter and
a kitchen helper were buried under
Several bodies were soon after, re-
Friday and Saturday
Men's $1 and $1.25
Flannel Shirts for
Opens Fire at Random in an
Office Crowded With Gov
sion of the adjutant general's office
and opened lire at random with a re
volver. He fired several shots but
only two took effect. Robert Man
ning, a messenger, was shot in the
back and is seriously wounded and
Arthur Wicker, a clerk, is shot in the
left arm. O'Brien was promptly
taken in custody.
The man is a discharged United
States soldier and it is thought that
his reason again failed him.
moved 'from the ruins of the Darlington
and the salvage corps of the fire de
partment began to tear down the rem
nants of the westerly wall of the Dar
lington. As they did so screams were
heard from under the wooden side
walk and Rev. Father McGinnity went
down under the debris and through the
spaces there gave final absolution.
The building was intended for ar.
apartment hotel. It had been built
up and inclosed for about six stories
and the frame work had gone higher.
Men swarmed about the upper part
of the structure and many were at
work on the inside.
Explosion Heard for Blocks.
The boiler used to supply power
to the hoisting machinery exploded
about an hour after the men returned
to work from lunch. The explosion
weakened the lower supports of the
building and the whole pile of iron,
brick and stone collapsed. The noise
of the explosion and the collapse of
the building was heard for blocks
around. Great crowds ran to the
scene. Fortunately the ruins did not
catch fire immediately and the work
of rescue was begun at once.
There was sufficient warning of the
Impending crash to enable those on
the lower floors to escape. So com
plete was the collapse that the top of
the pile of debris was level with what
had been the second story.
Several of the injured who have
been removed to the hospitals are re
ported as being in a critical condi
Foreman Halpin, in charge of the
work on the building, was arrested
soon after, the building collapsed. He
Copyright 1903. by David Adler & Son Qoihing Co.
you fine appearing and perfect
clotheswe want to see you before
you buy your Spring Suit this season. Here is
a group of Adlern
Suitssingle and double
breasted. What do you think of them? We
can show you all the newest patterns of the
We have received a com- IVENOSrl A
pleteline of Ladies'. Child- jjfocRCaf
ren's, Misses', Boys' and
Men's Black Cat hosiery.
BLACK CAT BRA*D
Chicago-Rockford Hosiery Co.
oenevesf mat at least twenty men ait
still in the ruius, but he says he heard
THREE DEAD AND TWO DYING.
Result of a Debauch Among a Party
New London, Conn., March 3.Tihree
dead and t\*p dying at Fort Terry,
Plum island, at the eastern entrance
to Long Island sound, is the result
of a debauch among a party of sol
diers from the One Hundred and
Twenty-fifth company of coast artil
lery, U. S. A. The men were poisoned
by drinking wood alcohol. The dead
men are Corporal- O'Brien, Privates
O'Connor and Reynolds.
It is said the men broke into the
barbershop Monday night and, secur
ing a bottle of wood alcohol, drank
HELD UP NIGHT CLERK.
Three Masked Men Rob Salvation
Minneapolis, March 3.Three men,
masked and armed with revolvers,
held up Charles Larson, night clerk in
the Salvation Army lodgingroom in
this city early in the' morning, secur
ing $31 from Larson and $7 from the
The three men entered the room
where Larson was seated behind the
desk. While one kept the revolver
on Larson the other two went through
his pockets and the cash drawer.
They backed out of the room and
disappeared before the police were no
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BILL.
House Considers Measure in Commit
tee of the Whole.
Washington, March 3.The house
resumed consideration of the District
of Columbia appropriation bill in com
mittee of the whole, with Mr. Law
rence Mass.) in the chair.
Sentenced to Be Electrocuted.
New York, March 3.Emil Totter
man, convicted of murder in the first
I degree for killing Sarah Martin In a
James Slip hotel on Dec. 20, has been
sentenced to electrocution at Sing
Sing prison in the week beginning
April 18. Ther crime attracted wide
attention on account of its resem
blance in details to the noted "Ripper"
murders of London.
Kansas City Strike Spreading.
Kansas City, March 3.Drivers of
baggage wagons of some of the local
transfer companies went out during
the day without warning to "their em
ployers and joined the 400 truck driv
ers who struck Tuesday. There is a
possibility that all union drivers in
tho city, numbering 3,000, may also
go out in sympathy with the truck
Tne senate committee on interocean
lc canals has agreed to report the
nominations of the Panama canal com
mission with a favorable recommenda
MEN'S CLOTHING. LADIES' READY-TO-WEAR GARMENTS.
We have a fair selection of Girls' Coats,
all new winter styles, that we are offering
at a discount of
33 1-3 per cent
off from the
We carry a com
plete line of Munsing
Underwear for Ladies.
Union and two-piece
suits. W believe
there is nothing better
made for the price.
The Bemidji Daily Pioneer
VOLUME 1. NUMBER 267. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 1904. TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
JAPS CHANGE PLANS
LAND INVESTMENT OF PORT AR-
THUR WILL NOT BEGIN FOR
ABQUT TWO WEEKS.
SUPPLIES TO BE AT ONCE CUT OFF
FORTNIGHT'S PRIVATIONS WILL
RENDER FINAL ASSAULT
Washington, March 3.The landing
In force of the Japanese on the I.lao
tung peninsula and the beginning of
the land investment of Port Arthur
will not begin for a fortnight, accord
ing to advices received here from what
are believed to be reliable sources.
It was expected that the attack upon
the fortress would take place at once,
but these later advices, without ex
plaining tho reason for the delay,
Show that there has been a change in
the original plans. Army officers hero
think that the Japanese have decided
that with the railroad connecting Port
Arthur with the outside world cut.
thus preventing supplies from reach
ing the place, two weeks' privation
will render the final assault easier.
Moreover, as Port Arthur can be
safely left as it is for the time being
the Japanese troops may bo employed
Instead in Northern Korea and near
the Yalu river, where they are now
JAPANESE ADVANCE BEGINS.
Immense Army Moving Towards the
Tokio, March 3.The general staff
has taken to the field and Japan is
ready to strike. The advance of the
Japanese is expected to begin almost
All Japanese troops at Chemulpo
and Seoul left for the front Sunday.
This means that an immense army
has marched northward toward Ping
Now that the Japanese advance ac
tually has begun it is no secret that
for two weeks transports have been
landing troops in laige numbers at
Hwangju, LO O miles up the Korean,
coast, above Chemulpo.
Hwangju is only thirty miles from
Pingyang and 100 miles from Wijtr.
Pingyang is easily reached through
It is believed that strong Jap
anese- force also has been landed at
Kasan, half way between Chinnampo
Japan has 120.000 trnona north of
Friday and Saturday
Men's $1 and $T725
We want the gentle-
men to come in Friday
or .Saturday and see oni-
new line of Spring
Shirts, Hats and Ties.
seoui. racing iTfo \ai\i. rha Kuksh'ans
tti...'. iw fane- M\ the north baas, at t-b*
river and cavalry si outs are working
south of it.
it is believed that the Japanese
army's llrst move will be to drive the
Russians back from the Yalu.
Reports issued from the Japanese
war office state that the Russian cav
alry lias been defeated neat- Anju and
Pingyang and that consequently resi
dents of that part of Korea are work
big as usual.
By agreement with the emperor of
Korea Japan will build a military i
road from Seoul to Wiju. Engineers
and surveyors are already mapping
CROSS THE YALU RIVER.
Twenty-five Thousand Russians Oc
cupy Strategic Points.
Newchwang, March 3.Twenty-tlve
thousand Russian cavalry, inclusive of
Cossacks, mounted Infantry and ar
tillory, have crossed the Yalu river
and are now distributed at strategic
points between Wiju, Sakjti and
Along tho many roads. acJJtng gener
ally as scouts or outposts, there are
several thousand more troops.
It is believed that any advance the
Japanese may attempt to make look
lug to the invasion of the Yalu district
will be repulsed, so thorough have
been the Russian preparations in
Antung and Wiju have been fortified
extensively with high powered arti!
lery and both sides of I he river hm
been considered carefully, in view ol
a possible attack from that Quartan
From Antung to Lfaoyan Russia!
forces are prepared to strengthen tin
army along the Yalu and In Northern
Korea or check any advance by tin
Japanese toward Mukden from the sea
SIGNALED TO THE JAPS.
Twenty Chinese Arrested by Russians
at Port Arthur.
St. Petersburg, March 3.According
to a special dispatch from Port Arthur
twenty Chinese have been arrested
there'for signaling to the Japanese
ships from tho shore with flashlights,
and lanterns. A warning has been
issued that similar offenders will hi re
alter be treated as spies sh'ot
Although it is denied that the pres
ent plans of the admlraltj contemplate
the dispatch of either the Itlack sea or
Baltic fleets to the Far Fast ll Is be
yond Question that both aie Wdng pro
pared with the greatest haste to meet
any emergency that may arise. Gen
eral Altvater. the artillery spoelalb/tT,
and Admiral Voi'khosky have been In
specting the ships and crews of the
Black sen fleet. Work on the warships
is bedim pushed night and day.
ATTACKS BY AMERICAN PAPERS.
Russian Ambassador Confers With
Washington, March 3An impor
tant conference lasting more than an
hour occurred during: the day between
Secretary Hay and Count. Casslul. the
Russian ambassador. The growing
111 feeling in Russia against Amorl
cans and the continued attacks of eer
tain parts of the American press
against Russia was the main subject
Count Casslni said he was very
anxious for the Russian and American
nations to remain friendly and ho deep
ly deplored the attacks upon Russia
by. American papers the motive tor
which his countrymen could not under
stand and which seemed to him with
out just, cause. He said that he would
like to see tho attacks cease,
INVASION OF MANCHURIA.
Small Force of Japs Lands in North
St. Petersburg, March 3A dispatch
from Vladivostock says that, according
to private reports there, three Japan
ose detachments of 800 men each re
cently landed at Cbiungehan, Korea,
about 130 miles north of Wonsan, with
the supposed objeel of reaching tlo
valley ol the Tumen river and Lb real
enlng Hunchun, Manchuria, nine miles
north of the Korean boundary and
about eight miles SKfiat of Vladlvos
A fleet of ten Japanese warships
was recently sighted on the horizon
off Vladivostock. They were beJiuyod
to bo reserve VCHSHM. no! powerful
enough to blockade Vla^iyosTock or
endanger the Russian first class cruis
ers, whose base is that port.
SPEECH BY PREMIER BALFOUR.
Refers to Probability of Great Britain
Having to Fight.
London, March In the course ol
a discussion of the naval estimate, in
the house of commons Premier Hal
four, while admitting the magnitude
of the estimates, said the house- should
not only consider tne amount but
should watch the general European
and Asiatic situation, which alone
could justify what the country ought
to expend The country should not
lose sight, of the possibility of war be
tween Great Britain and the two great
maritime powers which could hardly
end without great losses to both th'
enemy and Great Britain, In which
event other navies would be Intai
and In a maritime position which they
did not now hold.
JAP GUARD SHOOTS A SPY.
Suspect Jumps From Transport Into
Sea to Escape.
Now York, Mftrch 3.Many alleged
sples.have l*?e*ri Identified and Impris
oned in the Japanese seaports during
the past three weeks, according to'a
World dispatch from Nagasaki. One
masked as a coolie was foun I on board
the transport Gambu Mani as she was
leaving port filled with soldiers. Be
fore he could be taken he jumped over
board. When he arose and was swim
ming away the ship's guard shot him
WAR MAY INVOLVE CHINA.
Troops Moving and Warships Getting
Shanghai. March 3.Confidence is
gTowing that the war will shortly in
volve China. Troops and money are
Bteadlly being drafted northwards.
The principal arsenals and powder
mills are working continuously. The
viceroy is directing the land mobiliza
tion at Kaiugviu and at the,same time
iat lie had repeatedly violated
law-, governing polygamy since
Chicago lied laii
PORT ARTHUR TAKEN.
rUimor in Circulation In British House
London. March A rumor was cir
culated la the lobby of the house of
commons during the day that Port Ar
thur had fallen. Tho origin of the ru
mor could not be traced and no cou
th mat Ion whatever was obtainable.
President of Mormon Church
Acknowledges Repeated Vio
lations of the Law.
PANAMA CANAL TITLE
UNITED STATES WILL BE IN POS-
SESSION OF THE PROPERTY
WITHIN THIRTY DAYS.
Washington, March 3. A conclusion
of the negotiations for the title to the
Panama canal property Is In sight
Within thirty days, perhaps In short
er time, the United States will he in
lull possesion of i In1
Washington, D. March.'!.- The manifesto of 1890.
Smoot investigation today brought out habitation with plural wives almos
constantly since th at date. In view
a most sensational confession from ,,f previou
t!m iiiene) consideration will have
been paid in ini:h the republic of Pan
ama and to th m-w Panama Canal
Attorney General Knox had a con
ference during the day with the pros!
den) ai which the whole subject, so
far as ilu- legal phases id' it are con
corned wm considered and decided.
At ihe conclusion of iiii) conference
DR. BOLKCOM IS COMING
Pale Weak Women.
Why urn there so many semi invalid
A.iiiiienV Simply because their eases
ue neglected or uol under-tood. -S
member of [he human family is so
neglected as woman, and 50 per
cul of unmarried, per cent, of the
mnrrled women are suffering from
some Form female trouble How
IlialiV of yoll have Ix-en treated for
dyspjepslu, palpitation of the heart,
rtmiraigia chronic cough constipation.
turning urine, back ache, etc., with
nilv temporary relief?
in !i'. per cent, of such cases the
trimlde Is with the wonib and its ap
pendages, and tie- oilier organs are
iffccted through the rcthv nervous
Do not be discouraged, no matter
how had your ease. Kvery case of
ml (tin ii permanently cored,
vVTfy L-o on dragging ii a miserable
existence when health (all there is to
this Ufe) Is within your reach?
Take Care of the Eyes.
Weak eyes, sore eyes, watery eyes.
ini| cross eyes. Intt.imed lids and
Glasses correctly fitted enable old
eyes bT see as well as ever Take no
bailees with cheap ones.
If your eflse Is curable you will be treated whether you have the ready
money or not. In this way poor people who cannot afford to visit the Insti-
tute have an equal chunee with the rich. No matter how bad your case or
who is pronounced it Incurable, cull and find out the truth. It costs you
Running ears, sore (-ar-
ea rs, etc., cured.
Every afflicted man and woman owes It to themselves, their families, and
the future generation to get cured.
Absolute privacy, the utmost care, courtesy and attention is given every
case. COXSVLTATIOX FREE.
President of Pennsylvania Medical Institute. Established 1S67.
Will Be at the City Hotel Saturday,
Mar. 5 and Sunday, Mar. 6 till 2:30 p. m.
He admitted co
President Smith of the Mormon Hie practic9e onf polygam by the mem-fo
ehureh. 1 'roshjteni Smith acknowledged hers of the Mormon church this con
fession by the very head of the church
has caused a profound sensation.
pmcing rne rangtso squadron on war
tne attorney general authorized the
"1 have advised the president that
ho Is authorized to pay at once to
the republic of Panama the 10,000.000
stipulated for by the treaty, the rat
ifications of which have Just been ex
changed. Also thai he is authorized
to pay the new Panama Canal company
the 140,000,000 which, under the agree
merit between the United States and
that company, we are to pay for its
property, and have notified tho canal
company we are ready to close the
"The details In connection with the
transfer of the canal company's prop
erty should not require more than
It appears that, after thorough con
sideration of the entire subject. At
torney General Knox Is satisfied per
fectly with the title which the canal
company is able to pass to the United
States. In his opinion it will not be
necessary to pursue the Investigation
further. Mr. Knox declines to discuss
the pending litigation In the French
courts, but the Inference from his au
thorized statement is plain that he
does not regard it as a serious menace
to the validity of the title to the prop
erty which the company will pass to
tho United Slates.
Lemon Extract Kills Five Men.
Stillwell. I. T., March 3.Five young
men of this city are dead and others
are critically ill as the result of drink
ing lemon extract In large quantities
for a stimulant.
eminent specialist cODlOfl to you from the most successful Medical
in tin- United Slates for the treatment and euro of all chronic
ii. diseases of men and women. This Institute started in a small
'inusyl\:mln in IsilT. grntlunlly grew and extended its branches (a
and later lo Minneapolis. P,y honesty to Its patrons and its unllui-
1 It leu II lias built u)i an enviable reputation throughout the United
States and Canada. The record of
cures now reaches nearly a million.
A list of names and addresses of
patrons cured furnished on applica
N. RDr. Rolkcom, thf presi
dent of this great Institute, will be
here in person and examine each
case carefully and tell every one
whether they can be cured or not.
If your case Is Incurable you will
be so Informed and no money will
be accepted from yoaj
Consultati on and
Suffering from organic weakness,
nervous debility, lost manhood, un
natural emissions and discharges re
sulting from early follies and youthful
errors, causing pimples, dizziness, de
spondency, pain in back or legs,
dreams, nervousness, deranged stem
neb. tired and worn-out feeling, lack
of ambition, unfitness for marriage,
business or study in its last stages
causing despondency, insanity, and
A cloudy urine or a sediment on
standing may mean a constant drain
upon your vitality. This hidden loss
may produce disease of any organ of
Every man who has violated na
ture's laws or who has any symptoms
of above diseases or who contemplates
marriage and suspects some defect,
should consult the doctor at one
Don't wait until you become a ph
cal and moral wreck.
Tho Doctor treats suecessP s
eases of eye and ear, r
threat, stomach and liver W
lungs, kidneys and bind
blood, nervous system. ct. nnd
tumors baldness, if the.hah_ roov.^iar
not been destroyed.
Small, weak ongnns enlarged a*,
strengthened. Surgieu I operations and
ray examinations when necessary
and glasses fitted when needed.