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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 305.
REACH MANILA SAFELY.
Twelve Thousand Mile Trip of Tor
Washington, April 1(5.Rear Ad
miral Cooper, commanding the Asiatic
fleet, has cabled to. the navy depart
ment from Cavite that Lieutenant
Chandler, commanding the torpedo
boat flotilla which arrived at the port
Friday after a run of 12,000 miles from
Hampton Roads, "reports flotilla ready
for service." This news is very grati
fying to the officials-of the navy de
partment and speaks well for the sea
worthiness of the torpedo boats and
the fine seamanship of the officers and
men who had them in charge.
INSTRUCTED FOR ROOSEVELT.
West Virginia Delegates to Chicago
Charleston, W. Va., April 16.The
West Virginia state Republican con
vention instructed its delegates at
large for Roosevelt for president and
Senator Stephen B. Elkins, for vice
president. All the district conven
tions had previously acted likewise,
making fourteen delegates secure in
the Roosevelt column.
The resolutions deplored the deaths
of McKinley and Hanna and endorsed
the administration of President Roose
HEAVY FALL OF SNOW.
Traffic Delayed by Severe Storm in
"Milwaukee, April 16.A special to
the Evening Wisconsin from Appleton,
Wis., says the snow there is over a
foot deep and steam and electric
trains are delayed by drifts. Similar
conditions exist throughout the Fox
Falls report eight inches of snow,
with.the storm still in force.
Menominee, Mich., reports a terrific
blizzard and traffic at a standstill.
Worry Kills Iowa Banker.
Eldora, la., April 16.Owen E. Mil
ler of the firm of O. E. Miller & Son,
private bankers of New ProA'idence,
dropped dead during the afternoon
from heart failure. His bank failed
recently and it is presumedthat Mr.
Miller, by worrying over financial af
lairs, impaired his health.
fart ot Memphis unaer water.
Memphis, Tenn., April ?-.The Mis
sissippi is~4.8 feet above the danger
line. A number of streets in North
Memphis have been overflowed, delay
ing traffic to some extent, but no seri
ous damage has occurred.
Capt. David P. Wheeler of the
22d Infantry Dies by Hand
ON E O THE SPLENDID FIGHTERS O
THE REGULAR ARMY.
fatally Wounded While Recoil
noitering the Moro Works in
Lake Lanao District of Island
of Mindanao and Died at
Harahni April 13.
Manila, April 16.Captain David P.
Wheeler and Corporal Parcy Heyvell
of the Twenty-second infantry, while
the Taraea river in the Lake Lanao
district of the island of Mindanao,
Anril 11. were stabbed in tha abdomen,
captain wneeter died at Marahiii Apni
13. Corporal Heyvell is fatally
Washington, April 16. Captain
David Wheeler, who died at Marahui,
P. I., from a stab wound in the abdo
men, was born in Ohio July 18, 1876,
and attained his captaincy at the age
of twenty-seven years. Captain
Wheeler had a splendid fighting rec
ord, gained during his service in the
ROOT GOING TO CHICAGO.
Former Secretary of War a Delegate
to Republican Convention,
New York, April 16.Republican
conventions held last* night in the
eleven congressional districts of Man
hattan and the Bronx elected delegates
and alternates to the national conven
tion. Seven of the conventions in
structed their delegates for Roose
I velt and two others endorsed his ad
There was no contest except in the
Fifteenth district, where Lemuel E.
Quigg won against Congressman
William H. Douglas, after a bitter
Among the delegates, elected were
Former Secretary of War Elihu Root,
President Nicholas Murray Butler of
Columbia university, Edward Lauter
bach,. Cornelius N. Bliss, Julius M.
Mayer and Judge William K. Olcott.
NEW JERSEY DEMOCRATS.
Regular Convention Sends Uninstruct
ed Delegation to St. Louis.
Trenton, N. J., April 16.A Demo
cratic state convention of more than
1,200 delegates Thursday selected an
uninstructed delegation to the na
tional convention. About 100 sup
porters, of W. R. Hearst for president
said they had been illegally deprived
of seats -in-the-regular convention and
held a second convention, nominating
delegates at large and delegates from
five congressional districts. The four
teen men named by the bolting con-
vention-will-go-to-Str-Louls-to-contest the seats_of_the men selected-at the
BY" LAND AND SEA.
Japs Preparing to Reduce Fortress of
New York, April 15.TnTre is prac
tically unanimity of opinion here that
the loss of the Petropavlovsk and the
death Admiral Makaroff will mark
the commencement of active opera
tions on land, says a London dispatch
to the Herald.
In discussing the probabilities the
Daily Telegraph expert says:
"I certainly shall be surprised if the
day of the death of the admiral does
not become a historic date from which
a rapid change in the development of
the land campaign will hereafter
reckon. It I almost certain -that-Mak-
aroff'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 a combined naval and military at
toir uon Pert Arthur.
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STABBED O DEATH M0R0S
RECIPROCITY CAUSES FIGHT
VOTED DOWN BY MASSACHU-
Boston, April 16.The Republican
state convention to select delegates to
the Chicago convention met here dur
ing the day. Attorney General Parker
acted as temporary chairman and ho
addressed the' convention at length.
At the conclusion of his speech the
committee on resolutions presented its
With the last word of the resolutions
Eugene N. Foss arose and offered a
substitute for the plank relating to
Canadian reciprocity. Mr. Foss' reso
lution declared for closer and more
advantageous trade relations with
Canada and that reciprocal relations
beneficial to both countries should
preferably follow the general line of
the removal by both countries of the
duties on national products of each
and such mutual extensions of the
free list and reductions and changes
of the duties on the manufactured
products of both as will give to each
as low a rate of duties as is given to
any other country.
Senator Lodge opposed the Foss
amendment and it was voted down by
a voice vote. The original platform
was then adopted.
Messrs. Lodge, Crane, Long and
Benton were elected delegates at
.large to the Chicago convention. Mr.
Foss received 178 votes out of a total
AMES AGAIN INDICTED.
Former Mayor of Minneapolis Charged
With Accepting Bribe.
Minneapolis. April 16 Dr. A. A.
Ames, four times mayor of Minneap
olis, again has been indicted on the
charge of receiving a bribe while he
was chief executive of the city.
This latest indictment was returned
by the grand jury late in the after
noon and a little before 5 o'clock the
former mayor was brought into court
by Arthur L. Jones, chief deputy sher
iff, and before Judge Elliott he entered
a plea of not guilty.
The trial of the case was set for
May 2 and the bonds which the doctor
is now under in connection with previ
ous indictments cover this case, so he
was not called upon to furnish any ad
ditional security. The indictment con
tains an accusation of but one offense.
It is charged by this indictment that
A. A. Ames, during December, 1901,
and while he was mayor of the city,
reeeived.~through-his- agent,, .Jrwin_.A._
Gardner, $20, which was paid to him
by Bessie Lee in return for police pro
tection, meaning that she was to be
allowed to run her business without
fear-of- molestation-by the police of
tb city. _____
MINNIE HEALY MINE CASE.
Amalgamated Copper Company Ap
peals for New Trial.
Helena, Mont, April "16.Attorneys 1
Thurscbay filed in the supreme court
an appeal from the order of Judge
Clancy denying a new trial in. the fa-1
mous Minnie Healy, mine case, which
had been adjudged the property of F.
Augustus Heinze. It is said that the
Amalgamated Copper company will
ask in connection with the appeal that
the Minnie Healy mine be closed down
pending a decision on the appeal. Tin- I
less the case is advanced on the calen
dar it will not be argued for a year or
Result of an Explosion.
New York, April 16.One man was
killed-, two girls were dangerously i
burned and eight other persons in
jured by an explosion in the dyeing
establishment of William Meister of
Brooklyn. The dead man was the ea
The Bemidji Daily Pioneer
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY, APRIL kylimi
ATTEMPT TO AMEND PLATFORM REBELLIOUS ELEMENT BELIEVED RUNAWAY TRAIN CAUSES LOSS
TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR
Celebrated Russian Painter Was on
Board the Petropavlovsk.
St. Petersburg, April I'll.--The ad
miralty has received official informa
tion that Vereslchagin, the celebrated
painter of battle scenes, was among
those lost by the sinking of the Petro
The fate of Nicholas T. Kravtehon
ko, the well known Russian literary
man, who was acting as correspondent
of the Associated Press ut Port Arthur,
is still unknown. It i possible that
he loft Port. Arthur prior to the dis
ster of Wednesday.
New York,'April 16Serious dem
onstrations against the war are re
ported in Kharkoff, according to a
World dispatch from Vienna. Khar
koff is the center of the densest indus
trial" "population in Russia. All the
schools and colleges have been closed
pending the return of tranquillity.
KOREAN PALACE IN RUINS DOWN A STEEP GRADE
Paris, April It',.A cable report re
ceived at the foreign olllee hero says
that the imperial palace at Seoul, Ko
rea, was completely destroyed by fire
during the night. Tho tiro began in
the evening and lasted throughout the
night. Only tho ruins of the palace
remain. The emperox and hia suite
succeeded in escaping to a nearby
The report does not mention any
loss of life, nor does it give tho cause
of the fire, but the recent political un
rest in tho Korean capiiul leads to
fears that the destruction of the pal
ace was the work of tho rebellious
FRENCH OPINION CHANGES.
Belief General That Japs Destroyed
Paris, April u.Informatio re
ceived in government quarters now
establishes the fad that a naval bat
tle occurred between the Japanese
licet, consisting of fourteen warships,
and the force under tho late Vice Ad
miral Makaroff. From this the offi
cials strongly incline to tho" conclusion
that the destruction of the Russian
ships and the loss of the admiral re
sulted from a.naval engagement. How
ever, the only definite official infor
mation is that a battle occurred and
it is believed that the Japanese -sub-'
marine boats took part in the engage
ment and caused tho destruction of
the Russian ships.
BASEBALL SEASON OPENS.
At New" York, 7 Brooklyn, 1.
At "Cincinnati, 3 Chicago, 2.
At Philadelphia, 6 Boston, 2.
At Chicago, I, Cleveland, C.
At New York, 8 Boston, 2.
At Washington, 3 Philadelphia, 8.
Minneapolis, April 15. Wheat
May, 94%& July, 94%0-i Sept., 83%c
On trackNo. i hard, 9li'/- No. 1
Northern, 95^c No. 2 Northern,
St. Paul Union Stock Yards.
St. Paul, April 15.Cattle- Good to
ehoice steer*, $4.00.^6.0.0 common to
fair, $3.25M.SF good to choice, oow.s
and heifers, $':i.oi)i7: .!K veals. $2.50$//
r.i5 HogH $1.05^10.05. SheepOood
to choice yearling wethers, $4.50$
5.00 good to choice 'lambs, $5.0036.50
Duluth Wheat and Flax.
Dulutb, April 15.WheatIn store
-No. 1 hard, 94,r No. 1 Northern,
92%c: No. 2 Northern, 90g,90y To
arriveNo. 1 haid, 94%c No. 1 North
ern, 92%c No. 2 Northern, 90%c
May, 92%c July, 927
Sept.-, 83 %c.
FlaxIn store and to arrive, $1.15^
May, $].1C July, $1,171-4 Oct., $1.18V4-
Chicago Union Stock Yards.
Chicago, April 15.CattleOood to
prime steers, $5.00*7)5.60 poor to me
dium, $3.60@4,90 Blockers and feed
ers, $email@example.com cows, $2.0004.40
heifers, $2.25^5.00 calves, $2.25
4.85. HogsMixed and butchers, $5.10
5.25 good to choice heavy, $5.20
5.35 roiiKh heavy, $5.055.20 light,
4,8505.20. SheepGood to choice
wethers, $firstname.lastname@example.org Western sheep,
$4.f)0^5.30 native lambs, $4.005.66
Western, $5.75^/6.50 clipped Wwtertt,
Chicago Grain and Provisions.
Cbica'iro: April 15.Wheat Mar.
te'Vje July, *7c old, 8g%CT Sept.,
Vl\'hV!.V2.:\ old, 83'/ f/S3%c. Corn
April,--5-l%e- May, 52^,c July, 50c:
Dec., 44%C. OatsApril,
BS^e: May, 88VfiCj July, 3838Hoj'
Sept., 32/ PorkMay, $12.17'/^
July, $12.37'/2. FlaxCash, North
western, $1.K Southwestern, $1.08
Mav $1.09. ButterCreameries, 14 A
23c' dairies, 12V4,21c. Egga16%
16%c. PoultryTurkeys, lie chick
Sympathetic Messages From President
and Count Cassini.
Washington. ApriP K/.-^-CotrntCas-
sini, the Russian ambassador, having
formally expressed to the president
the condolence of his government upon
the accident sustained by the Missouri
the president in turn personally ex
pressed hfs deepest sympathy for the
loss sustained by Russia in the death
ot. Admiral. Makaroff and the sinking
of the Petropavlovsk.
OF THREE LIVES AND DAM-
AGE OF $100,000.
COLLIDES WITH" DOUBLE HEADER
ATTAINED A SPEED OF HUNDRED
MILES AN HOUR AT TIME
Scranton. Pa, April It'..Throv lives
were lost in a disastrous railroad
wreck on the Wyoming Valley .11 vision
of the Brio railioail.at. Rock ..Junction',
near here. A section of a coal train,
consisting of fifteen loaded oars, broke
loose on the steep grade at Wlmmers
and ran back a distance, of eleven
miles, colliding with two locomotives
which wore drawing another coal train
up the stoop grade at Rock junction,
Four of the cars jumped over 1 .11
locomotives und landed on tho coal
cars behind. Frank HannoforU, i li*-
fireman of tho first engine, was
crushed to death Thomas Kelly, the
engineer, remained on the .engine and
was uninjured. The engineer and fire
man of the second engine jumped from
the cab before tho crash camp and
escaped with slight injuries..
At Flmhutst tho runaway section
struck and killed Thomas \Vftrd and
Samuel Treilile, so( tionnicn who were
working on the track. It is"said that
tho runaway section had attained a
speed of 100 miles an hour when it
collided with the two locomotives
The two locomotives and twenty coal
cars were destroyed In tire wreck. The
railroad's loss is estimated at about
'ONE DEAD, FIVE INJURED.
8treet Car and Vehicle Collide at
Minneapolis, April 1ft-.~One man
i was killed and five persons Injured in
a street car accident at Thirty-first
street and Bryant avenues at noon,
when a Twentieth and Hennepin car
i jumped the switch and collided with a
plasterer's wagon. Martin ITnrinen, a
I laborer,, was killed, John Peterson was
I seriously injured and four pasaengers
were slightly hurt, Harmon ami Pe
terson were riding In the wagon.
'which was struck squarely by the ear,
Hannen dying instantly.
FRE!GHT TRAIN REACHES LEWIS
TON, MONT., AFTER L6NG
T.ewlstoh. Mont, April K..--Tho flr^t
freight truin Into i.owiston in four
months arrived hero dining tho day.
Never, perhaps, in the history of call
roadlng has a city boon shut In so
long. A passonger train got through
two weeks agq but tho anowpIoWa
FLOOD THREATENS OMAHA.
Missouri River at the Danger Point on
the Low Lands.
I Omaha, April 16.The Missouri
river has reached a mark within a
few Inches of the danger lino and has
1 spread over the low lands north ot the
city and threatens to cover the bot
i loins of East! Omaha. The current be
Ban to flow into Cut Off Lake ^during
the. day and, passing through it. to
-fivi thti-liaia. north and-c.itKl. ol-ijw
lake. Many residents on the low lands
have bo forced to move.
STORAGE RESERVOIR FALLS.
City Jail at Story City, la.. Completely
I Marshalltown. la., April If,.-A stor
I age reservoir at Story City, forty miles
northwest of B.ere, has collapsed. Tho
tank, containing 1,400 barrels of water,
fell on the city jail, which was com
pletely demolished. Three tramps In
the jail were badly injured.
JAPANESE MINED ENTRANCE.
Afterwards Enticed Russian 8hips Out
of Port Arthur.
Kobe, Japan, April 10.It is assert
ed in naval circles here that the Jap
anese arranged to lay thirty mines at
the entrant of Port Arthur and then
entice tho Russians out. The mines
were placed in position and Port Ar
thur was bombarded April, 13. Several
Russian ships besides the Petropav-
I Russia i
i i i i
frelghl trains Chrough
tho drifts at that lime
BODY FINALLY RECOVERED.
Remains of Imprisoned Diver Brought
I to the Surface.
Now York, April It Ninety-four
and a half hours after bste&seftttghrt in
tho pipe at. the bottom of the reservoir
at iioonton. N. J., the body Of Diver
William Hoar was irongi to the BUT
face, having been freed a short time
i before from the heavy ball which held
the man's log fast. During the entire
four days crews of men, In relays,
kept, a current of air going down to
the imprisoned diver in tho futile hope
that some life might still remain in
i the body (.-von under such a terrible
strain. From the signals was be
Sieved that life was still present twen
ty-one hours alter the diver'.-' last di
scent, although the rough water may
have caused what was believed to
I have boon the last, signal.
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