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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 307
St. Paul, April 19.The United
States Circuit Court of Appeals today
decided stocks held by the Northein
Securities Company are to be returned
GOMPERS CRITICISES PEABODY.
Northern Securities Stock to Be
Returned on Basis Fixed
DECISIVE DEFEAT FO HARRIMAN
Means Substantially that Rockefeller and
Harriman Will Not Secure Control
of the Northern Pacific.
8ay6 Colorado Governor Has Overrid
den the Law.
Denver, April 19.Consideration of
the eight-hour and anti-injunction
measures pending before congress is
perhaps the most important business
of the quarterly meeting of the execu
tive council of the American Federa
tion of Labor which began in this city
during the day. The Colorado labor
troubles will also be thoroughly dis
Referring to the course of Governor
Peabody In dealing' wuih strikes of
metalliforous and coal miners in this
state President Gompers, who is here,
*The violation of the fundamental
principles of our country has made
Colorado the laughing stock of the
country, as well.as the rest of the civ-.
iltfccd world. Besides, it robs men of
the actual rights and protection guar
anteed them by the Constitution.
"It appears to me that if law con
tinues to be overridden as it has-been
In the past the fight will soon develop
from a technical legal fight to a physi
cal one. That would be the most de
plorable thing we
hav^ in a
country or state having...a .republican
form of government."
INDIAN TERRITORY AFFAIRS.
House Committee Reports Substitute
for Lind Resolution.
Washington. April 19.The house
committee on Indian affairs has au
thorized a favorable report on a sub
stitute for the Lind resolution, of .in-
quiry as to the result of ihe investiga
tion into Indian Territory matters. The
substitute requests the secretary of
the interior to inform the house what
action,-if any, Jiad been taken upon.
the recommendation of Charles -Jr
Bonaparte and Charles R. Woodruff,
submitted to congress by the presi-
KING EDWARD ON BOARD.
Train Carrying English Ruler Derailed
Copenhagen, April 19.The Nyborg
Pnenen tramconveying King Edward
and Queen Alexandra from Copen
hagen on their way to London, was
derailed when passing to the steam
ferry running from the island of Zea
land to the island of Fuenen. The last
carriage but one left the rails. Their
Bia]esties_were in the last carriage
and sustained no injury, the mishap
2lv resulting !n a slight delav.
^LADIES' SHIRT WAIST SUITS. __J
Now is the time to select thejmaterial
for your Shirt Waist Suits. Among the
most desirable, are:
Mercerized-Etamin.es, per yd 50c to 75c
Cottou Voiles colors, gfe
on the basis fixed by the company.
This means that Rockefeller and
Harriman through the Union Pacific
will not secure c-sntroi-of"the North
General Dickinson Seriously III.
Washington, April 19.General Jo
seph Dickinson, who is the only sur
vivor of the adjutant generals of the
various armies of the Civil war, is
hopelessly ill in this city. He is
seventy-three years old and suffers
from .general debility. He served un
der General Hooker.
BRIEF BITS OF NEW S.
The senate committee on commerce
has authorized a favorable report on
the river and harbor appropriation bill.
The Prince and Princess of Wales,
with their suite, started Monday for
Vienna, where they will visit Emperor
A conference agreement between the
senate and house has been reached,
which disposes of all matters in dis
pute on the army appropriation bill.
_A_Huhgarian named Palke shot and
fatally wounded a companion in a
quarrel at Hammond, Ind., and then
shot himself. The quarrel arose over
United States geological survey
statistics place the world's production
of petroleum in 1902 at 185,151,08!)
barrels, Of this the United States and
Russia produced 91.44 per cent.
William Seybold, a wealthy orgafTJ
manufacturer of Elgin, -111., dropped'
dead at Chicago while standing in a
telephone booth waiting to talk to his
wife. Death was due to heart failure,
George E. Huy, one of the pioneers
of Minneapolis and Minnesota, is dead
after a short illness. He was eighty-1
five years of age and was one of thel
best known men of early days in Min-1
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Stone were found!
deadineach other's arms at their
room in.- a lodglnghouse at Ogden.
-UtahItis-believed.by.the. police that
the woman first poisoned her husband
and then herself.
James Grubb, janitor of an apart
ment house in New York city, is nn
der arrest charged, on the word of his
fourteen-year-old daughter, with hav-!
ing attempted to poison his six ehil
dren, of whom she is the eldest.
At Brooklyn, 9 Boston, 1.
At Cincinnati, 12: Chicago, 3.
At Si. Louis, 6 Pittsburg, 5.
At Chicago, 0 Cleveland, 5.
At St. Louis. 13: Detroit. 2.
& W 18
Fancy Cotton Suitings, per yd 15c to 25c
Ladies' Silk Shirt Waists.
Silk Crepe dc Chine Waists at $9.50
$5, 86, and $7
Peau de Soie,
China Silk, from $3 to S 6
500 rolls Crepe Paper, allo colors per roll 7c
Paper Napkins. ]X\'s
,,x 25 to 50
Glass Tumblers, per doz 25c
Suit Cases, from Sl.50 to 810
Men's Dress Shirts, fn.m 50c to $ 3
Warren feather Bone Girdle
Frames, at 25c and 50c
LARGE SHIPYARD TIED UP
TWENTY-SIX HUNDRED ME N OUT
AT THE FORE RIVER PLANT
IN QUINCY, MASS.
Qulnry, Mass.. April' 19.Work in
the extensive yards of the For*1
Ship and Engine company here was
tied up during the day by a strike of
2,600 men over a question of hours.
The action of the men stopped work
on the battleships Rhode Island, New
Jersey and Vermont, as well as on
large private contracts. Unless the
difficulty is successfully adjusted' it in
thought the launching of the battle
ship Rhode Island, set for April ol),
will be" delayed^
The strike followed-the^ refusal of
the company to accept a 'schedule giv
ing a Saturday half holiday in June
as well as in July and August. The
company proposed a schedule of fifty
five working hours per week, with pu
for the extra hour.
6UIT IS UNWARRANTED.
Injunction Against Northern Securities
New York, April 19.Vice Chancel
lor Bergen dismissed the application
for an injunction against the Northern
Securities meeting and the distribu
tion of stock, sustaining the Northern
Securities contention that, the suit was
New York, April 19.The hearing
In the suit against the Northern Se
curities company, asking a restraining
order against the announced method of
distribution of that company's hold
ings of Great Northern and Northern
Pacific railroad stocks, was begun in
Jersey City during the day.
E. T. Nichols, secretary and treas
urer of the Continental Securities
company, filed an affidavit very similar
to the affidavit filed in the Minnesota
suit, the only new thing lit'ing a state
ment that the Continental Securities
company became, a stockholder of
record of. 500. shares on March 28, six
days after the distribution of stock
had been decided upon.
Counsel Venner demanded the pro
duction of the books, to which demand
the counsel for the Northern Securi
ties company objected, and the argu
ment was protracted. Thomas
Thatcher, representing 5,00.0 shares of
stock, objected to any injunction being
Counsel Thompson, for the peti
tioner argued in support, of the re
quested injunction and former Attor
ney General John W. Griggs replied
on behalf of the Northern Securities,
N EW IRON PROCESS.
Wisconsin Discovery Will Cheapen
Madison, Wis., April 19.A method
for making absolutely pure iron at a
comparatively low cost has been dis
covered by C. F. Burgess, assistant
profe-ssorofetectriea 1engineering af
the university, and Carl Hambuechin,
instructor in the department.
Under the method it is claimed that
pure iron can be made for a fraction
of a cent a pound.
The process is similar to that, used
in refining copper.
St. Paul Man's Tragic Suicide.
St. Paul, April 19.--Despondent over
the refusal of his wife to return and
live with him J. M. Cline, a steamfitter.
pulled a four-ounce bottle of carbolic
.aciiLlrom his pocket, drank the con
tents and dropped lifeless at her feet.
The wife, in a frantic endeavor to pre
vent him from taking the poison,
grabbed the bottle, but he spurned her
from him with an oath. In the strug
gle some of the acid was spilled over
her hands, burning them severely.
Indiana Bank Suspends.
Rensselaer' Ihd., April 19.McCoy's
bank failed to open during the day.
It was the oldest banking institution
in the county and owned by Alfred
and Thomas McCoy, heavy land, own
ers. It is promised that the bank will
pay in full.- By. the last statement
the capital was $50,000, deposits $2r.O,-
000 and loans and discounts $225,000.
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The Bemidji Daily Pioneer
BEMIDJI. MINNESOTA, TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 10Q4.
DUE TO BURTON CONVICTION NEW YORK DEMOCRATS
WORRY CAUSES DEATH OF PRES-
IDENT DENNIS OF RIALTO
St. T/utls, April 19 rhysiebns who
attended Major llu.uh Dennis pivsi
dent of the Rialto Gniin and Seeurh
ties company, whose stin.lcn .death
ended his connection with the case in
whiih United Statos SetiStor .1. K.
i Burton of Kansas was recently
I victed, stated that Major Dennis'
I death resulted from continually brood
ing over the conviction and sentence
I of Senator Burton. It i* hocause of
his connection v/'.th the Hialto com
pany that Senator Burton, was convict
ed and immediately after the Jury had
returned its verdict against him Major
Dennis hastened to converse with him
at his hotel apartments. Knmi that
I time, the physicians state, Dennis con
i tiuually talked of the Burton case and
of his regret because of the verdict of
the jury. He was placed under the
close care of physicians and nurses
and everything was done to divert his
mind from the Button cftso, but he
clung tenaciously to it, denouncing
himself for having permitted Rnrtou to
become a representative of the com
pany, until he died from congestion of^.a.stamping
IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.
Governor Hunt Discusses Affairs in
New York, April 19.- -Governor Hunt
of Porto Rico arrived hero during the
day on the steamer Epn.ce from San
Juan. He will remain in the United
Stales about .two weeks. Governor
Hunt said he had not beard of his ap
pointment as judge of 'the United
States district court of Montana and
Wyoming and would say nothing about
his intentions in regard to the. appoint
ment, lie will spend considerable
time In Washington in connection with
his official duties and in any event
will return to Porto Rico at the end
of two weeks. Spe.\king or conditions
on the island Governor Hunt said:
"Public affairs are in excellent con
dition. It Is probable that 'the value of
the exports at ttie current fiscal year
will exceed the value Of imports by
11,000,000. Trade with tin? United
Stales increases rapidly.and will con
tinue to grow.'as the sugar, tobacco,
fruit and cot Ion are being extended."
PASSES THE SENATE.
Bill Opening the Devils Lake Indian
Washington, AprJUTll).-After rou
tine business the seffate resumed con
sideration of the sundry civil appropri
ation bill. The measure was tem
porarily laid aside and the bill for the
modification of the agreement with the
Indians of Devils Lake reservation in
North Dakota was again taken tip. Mr.
Dubois' amendment providing for the-committee
opening of the lands of the reserva
Mnn under the' homestead laws was
voted down. The bill then was passed,
after some slight amendments offered
by Mr. Hansbrough had been made.
OPERATIONS AT A N END.
British Discontinue Pursuit of the Mad
London. April !!.-'-Th British op
erations against the Mad Mullah of
aomaliland ended with the mullah's
escape into Italian territory recently.
In the house of eonimoiiH during the
fay War Secretary Arnold Korstor said
the mullah had KtiRtainrd very seven
losses in men and animals and that
his forces were router] and driven out
of the protectorate. Th mullah is
now practically without any following
and, therefore, it had been decided to
discontinue military operations.
Ov/es Estate Over $250,000.
Chicago, April 19.According to a
decision in the probate court C'uLh.-.
bert \V\ LaiiiK. a real estate dealer in
this city, is indebted in the sum of
I f.256,000, including^ Interest, to his
daughter, Irene Laing Malcolm of To
ledo, 0. was charged That. I.aluK
had squandered his estate ami kept his
daughter in Ignorance of her wealth.
Explosion in a Mine.
PHtsburg, April V.).Outnanl Bel
lemo, a foreign laborer In the Nixon
mine of the Pittsburg Coal company at
Heidelberg, near Carnegie, Pa.,
dropped a light, which exploded a
charge of powder In the .mine, killing
him and injuring nine other miners.
THIRSTING FOR REVENGE.
Russian Authoiitics Recovering From
St. Petersburg, April 19.The au
thorities here are recovering from the
depression-which followed the last
week's disaster. They seem imbued
With new and feverish energy. The
greatest activity prevails. The public
is more aroused than at any time since
the war began and now is thirsting for
revenge, growds gather on the streets.
The Jtuss extri bulletin boards are
constantly sun minded, although little
fresh news is posted..
rp-k^-fujm ^r-a-U-y i to.
data as to the cause of the Pef,ropav
lov.sk catastrophe, although the talk
ot a boiler expTBSltat-^a-Hd' submarine
boat continues. The public shows in
disposition to accept Admiral Togo's
version that mines were rXn/msiUe.
Members of the naval start frankly
admit that they do not know OP? cattse"
of the disaster, but some of them al
ready are im lined to admit .the proba
bility that the enemy's avowal is true.
."Perhaps the mystery will he like
that of your Maine," sail a member
of the naval staff to the correspondent
of the associated PICKS. "It will take
an examination of the hull to deter
mine whether the explosion was inter
nal or eatcniabF
The same dispaUh reports 4hat a
Japanese cruiser was sunk, adding
that the cause is unknown.
A snr.rinl TPtnrraTr. from Port Artlrnr
savs the cruiser Payan exceeded her
trial spe^i v.hen sjje went out to the
rescue of the torpedo boat destroyer
CONVENTION TO SELECT DELE-
GAT ES TO ST. LOUIS IN SES-
SION AT ALBANY.
PARKER MENINCOMPLETE CONTROL
i LIE PASSED SEVERAL TjyylES AT
MEETING OF STATE CEN-
Albany, N. Y.. April 19. The Demo
cratic sia*e Convention to elect 'ult.'-
gates to the national convention and
to nominate electors at large and pros
idential ele tors was called, to order In
Harmahus Rleeckor hall during the]
afternoon. (J-reat confusion .resulted
from orders which had been given to
keep the doors closed until the last
moment. The result was that when
the doors were opened at th-r-ee min
utes before 2 o'clock the crowd burst
in with a yell and a i'ustv. In three
minutes the lap gal lory was tilled with
and shouting hrnss ot men
and bovs In the Kiillurios wen' a
"number of Hearst banners and a run
ulng lire of shout-: an.I comments w.as
maintained by the gallery crowd.
The crush before the doors and in
the hall was n-emeu.Inns, The aisles
were tilled with a serambitng crowd,
demanding seals at (he ratio of about
three persons to one sent. The police
Daughters of American Revolution In
Washington, April 19. -The th'jr
teoTTth q-rratrai conioH'nia!^eefWress of
the National Society of the Daughters
of ihe Ametb-aii Revolution convened
here during the day wiiii over i:,""M
delegates, alternates and visitors in
attendance. The sessions Will- con tin tie
throughput the week. Mrs Charles
W. Fairbanks wife of ihe senior sen
ator horn Indiana, presldeil.
The, credentials commltleo reported
a total of '10,200 members, C87 chan
ters, "0 natioiial ETfllEefs and 27:5 delM
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All of the
Style and the
j,'ct full weiirht'.
but helpless. Hats were
smashed, clothing lorn, laces si patched
and feet, trampled In the mail rush.
Order was llnallj secured and for-j
mer State Senator Ceorge Raines of]
Monroe county was luirodiy.ed as
chairman and ho (lelTvored a spooch lol
Committee Holda Lively Session.
A meeting of the state central com
mitieo preceding the ennveh-Uon devej-'i
oped Into a hot light between the
Pur!.or and I loarst suppot u-i.- I he fur
mer being In control. When the roll
of delegates was ubout to tailed in
the committee Senator 6'radi. the Tata i
many represeutativo, uiovr
the contests ho nolo'd. The se'efetary
said he had no notice of any contests,
and Choir hiah Catiipbell said it was ilio
custom to make up the roll ul dele
Sates from the lists presented by Ilia
Varioi state in/.luiliecujen. lCveu
tually he ruled that contests would
only be noted when Hied with the com
The meeting of the committee was
most heated throughout, Senator tlrady
taking a leading pari, and the lie was
passed several times. Senator Grady
declared thai it was perfectly nppaient
-that -thurojivaa an attempt to prove to
the public that those in cpijfrol of the
.are. in perfect ununitnily.
They were about to insinut for cor
lain man (Parker) and I hey were go
Ing to trample on every man who Op
posed them. The senator warned his
hearers dial the result would he
repeiit-jon of the-tactics thai lofl tin
parly without nn organization in the
stale. In conclusion he said:
"Don't let il gel cnil thai Ibis is a
maw,[iulali'd convention and thai we
are foncd to do the wishes Of a man
who carries 'lie voles in his. pockel."
SPECIA SAL E O ^c:
Iriino Wall Finish
A pcriiiancni. sahitary aed tireproof wail coating will cover more and
wear better than 5TTJ other goeds on the market. We handle tt in
bill1 All the modern patterns frec/cs up.ni three ami two-third designs, and
the latest'popular craw crown etTt-ets at [rrice.s from m- per double
roll and up. Holders' by the roll at same price. We trim your wall
paper free .of charge.
FloFWa and California
Oil'tM' 1-lifmust v.aritMi-:uul
W. B. DIXON,
For this week we will place on sale 25.0 pairs of Men's Dress Shoesat Two Dollars pair.
S This lot consists of odd sizes and manufacturers' samples, and
there are none in the lot worth less than $ 2 O O
$3.00 a pair. They are the new lasts *4* PAIR
Vici, Box Calf, Valour Calf and a few Corona Patent Leathers.
TEN CENTS PER WEEK
\on drj tn.t have to,pay big priee for worthless packages, but
All colors 1 8c per pound
In 25 and 50 pound lots 7c per pound
Oifs, ntrnis/trs, paints, hfiisftes.
inoidiiifjn. ifioss, etc i
v^. ^wivv* mom I
Naturalist and Taxidermist
aoS Second St. I'ostottice lltn No. 686
1)11105, VVHOI.R ANIMALS, I ISH, VVH RUUS AND ROBCS
UIHI il.VMI: tlliADS mounted to order ami foriMlc. I carry at
all times a a.tsortment 61 INDIAN Kril.lCS and CURIOS.
'liUR (IARIMBN'TS made to order, repaired and remodeled
I'l'W.sin season bouKhl.
I jjunrnntec my work mothproof and
the most lifelike of any in the state
MY vo:ci is i:(^r.\i.Li:i BY
A Deposit Ke|iili( on Al Work
YOUR TRADE SOLICITED
(lift winter toiuci.sl. Tliousjintl.s of people go
every year from the Northwest. .Many Use the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry.
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Limiliil. famous train of tlie world to Chicago,
makes lhi(iiio|i coiiiicctions for the SouthNew
Orleans ami Florida points. Through tourist
sleeper CVITV Tuesday- morniijo via "The Sim
Rhine Haute" to California. Full particulars
on applirrvtion to
r11\vI:STERN I'JVssi-\ EU A i ENT,
Invested in a pair of Ralston
Health Shoes is the best invest
ment you can make. They in
sure comfort for your feet and
outwear any other shoe. We
have a full line ofspring shapes.
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