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VOLUME 2. NUMBER 5.
CANAL SALE RATIFIED
SHAREHOLDERS OF PANAMA COM
PANY APPROVE ACTION O
ONLY FIVE VOTES IN OPPOSITION
FINAL STEP IN TRANSFER OF
PROPERTY O THE UNITED
Paris, April 2!.Ti resolution of
the Panama Canal company share
holders ratifying the sa le of the canal
to'the United States was adopted al
most unanimously. There were only
five votes against it. The second Pan
ama resolution was also adopted.
There were only two dissenting votes.
The meeting then adjourned. Tin
completes the transfer of the canal to
the United States.
A the opening of the session Secre
tary Lampre read a protest from Bona
parte Wyse, the original concession
aire, and a representative of Colombia
against the ratification.
The voting began immediately with
President announced the first
resolution, for ratification, which was
carried with only five dissenting
Totes. This brought out loud applause.
The vote was not taken in detail,
but the affirmative represented about
250 persons present, holding appioxi
mately 450,000 shares.
The second resolution was similarly
adopted without'a division, only two
Previous to the stockholders' meet
ing the contract by which the owner
ship of the canal strip passes to the
United States was signed, sealed and
delivered to representatives of the
United States government. The dorm-
4* 4 4* 4* 4 4* 4s 4 (4 3
EituT uears tne sij-uauirt-M IM
Bo and Director Riclinian of the Eatu
ama Canal company, who Signed for
the company as its responsible oil:
cials. CLAMORING FOR THE MONEY.
-i- -J- -1-
Two Flyers in Men's Suits.
Lot No. 8001, one of a*f\ t*g\
our $18.00 Suits for J lO.OU
Lot No. 8770, one of our
4 Children's Caps.Children's Spring (Japs, the 25c and
$ 50c kind, your choice for 15 cents.
Men's Shirts.1 lot Men's Working Shirts, tlie 50c
kind for 20c each. 1 lot Men's Negligee Shirts, worth up
to $1.50 each your choice for 40 cents.
Panama Wants the $10,000,000 Due for
Washington, April 25.--The state de
partment has been notified of the con
clusion in Paris of the contract for the pes Moines. April 25.Charles TV.
sale to the United States government aves, furnitu'r-d dealer, charged with
by the Panama Canal company of all
its franchises and property on the_U
titled. This preferment vvijl be made
in Washington to Senor Arosammui.
the newly appointed minister from
Panama, as soon as the government of
that state authorizes him by cab le to
accept the.money. The authorities in
Panama have become clamorous for
the payment, as the money is needed
to defray certain expenses already in
curred in connection with the creation
of the new state.
BIG LOCKOUT THREATENED.
Newark. N. JV, April 25.A lockout
of G,000 or 7,000 union men engaged
or before April 20. 1904. of any strik
ing employes in the building trades
S^^SSSrSS^SKi erfiS iOp have choked hi
stood. Secretary Ha himself will! wife to death in a fit of race and then
pav to the state of Panama the $10.- to have saturated the body with kero-
000,000 to which it has becom e, en-, sene. settum it on fire.
A daughter, Winnie Reader, a mem
ber of the Gtrau Opera company, then
playing in Chicaj-o. arrived home to
spend the holiday? throe days after
WE CAS MILL CHECKS.
AN ENTIRE WEEK OF
From Monday until Saturday^iight we will offer to the public thousands of
dollars worth of Choice, Snappy, Up-to-Date Merchandise at a frac-
tion of what it cost to make it. It is your gain, and not our
loss. The wholesaleliouses were long on merchandise
and were willing tostand a loss to turn goods into
cash. W had the cash and got the goods, and
will pass them on to our customers at
$13.50 Suits for $9.95
Ladies' Tailor-Made Suits.
This week ,you can Imy Ladies'
Suits at.'this store for $JO. 14,
$15, $18, and $20 that are easily
Avorth twice the money.
5 doz 50c Pillow Tops at 20c each.
1 lot Men's
100 pieces of
Spring AVash ^V
1 ",9 O 4
GOES TO PRISON TOR LIFE UNDER FALLING
IOWA MAN CONVICTED OF KILL-
ING HIS WIFE AND BURN-
ING THE BODY.
icriim hi* wife and buruinvj the
isthmus. Th money tor the canal, Fife imp.isonmcnt.
-su'iltv. ilu- jury'rc.-
the crime was committed' She buMfcll
her mother, accused her stepfath er ol
the crime and secured his conviction,
RESIDENT OF INDIANA.
Immigration Commissioner Martin of
Porto Rico Suicides.
San Juan. P. R., April 25.- Fred-
Newark Contractors Warn Building I erirk Martin of Indiana oinims-
-r..,r)^o i sioner oi immigration for Porto Rico,
Trades League. Mmfi aur|n
in the building trades is threatened, financial mayors'. The affaits of hi3
The Associated Building Contractors
jj- throat The caiise of Mr).yMarI-.
recently sent to the United Building
Trad es league a communicati on de- Boys Killed in Box Car
manding "the return to their work on Chicago. April ^o.^Seerefe.d in the
was brooding over private
are believed to be in gooil shape,
pending the arbitration of any .lis-
t&iwatikee, was Hilled and I elix
MURDER AND ROBBERY.
St. Petersburg, April 25.The wife
Qf General Strandman. who liveil in a
handsome residence adjoining the Win
ter palace, was murdered Frid ay "in
broad daylight. She was found in her
room with het head chopped with ah
axe. A valet was also murdered. The
motive was robbery. Thousands of
roubles in bonds and securities were
taken by the perpetrator of the crime.
pafe:- whoski. aged eighteen years, also of Three of the Bremen were a dy
Wife of a Russian General Killed and coupling shifted the lumb er and third Just After ^.c^S^ho^v-T
Copyright 1903. \.y D.ivid AJW & .'v.n-. Oolhing
are some frcrcks double breasted
"stylessome people prefer the name or
"Prince Albert"however they are "Adler"
garments and that's all you need to know to be
sure of a perfectfitand correct fashion. The
reasonable prices place t^em within the reach of
all. You should own one of these suits this spring
GpocLs-Zjantalina cloili. printed Madras, rona N'ovelties,and Berwick Z&pljers, $
Avortl/from to fj*5c yotir entice 2^3 a yard. 1'HiU yards of short ends in
Wasp goods, wortli ffofii 10c to '2~c at 7c ti yanl.
The Bemidji Daily Pioneer
BEMHJ1 AH-N-NKSl-VFA, afel-)Av AWM4, 3f$ l&Qrfc
TEEN INJURED IN BLAZE AT
NEWARK, N. J.
DISASTER CAUSED BY AN EXPLOSION
UNFORTUNATE MEN BURIED BE
NEATH MASS OF BRICK
Newark. N. April '2r
filled lumber Vhe men were buried
Milwaukee, was fatally injured when condition when taken out Two died
a slight collision cause.1 by the on the way to the hospital and l,hO
u crush ed the boys against the end of! dead ate illiain It. Cane, l.itikU .1.
Eight Hundr ed Employ es Out
Peoria, 111.. April 2fh= Not a wheel
is turning at the big plant of the Glu
cose Refining company, the S00 em
ployes hay/ng gone on striie The
fuen assert the company promised ah
increased wage siitle. effeclive April
1, but has not yet put it in force.
men were killed and fiftvum others in
jui*ed at a Ore in a si\-Mury brick
building in .\lc. Iianic stieei occyipled
by Wiener it- Co.. saddleiy Imnlwaio
manufacturer s: Wliile the tin- was at
its height a si OK- of firoinen were on
the roof of the building of the ICmprre
Gear and To company, a one story
trick structure adjoining the Wiener
An explosion occurred in tlie Winm
building which blew out the wall of
that building and three stories of the
side wall of the Wiener structure
crashed down on the Ihenien.
building, on the roof ola \vhf they
were standing, was smashed like an
K.oaskicg sevente ewith years ,,,,j eggshel and the imi
Donahue "find Jacob illoule. Kltvmyu
Ro ss and Keiif may not fecOye
Among, the injured firemen N
chief of the depai ll.ifiit. K"
Kieislead, Uiittalion Chief Kb
Morgan and Captai ns Theodoi
and Russell Bcrcaugh. ChieJ Ki
stead was knocked dtiwn b\ the
cussion and was hit by falling In
n,..i (l,ai? ii,!,iU IIK iusistv.l oil -i
ing to rifvo the \\e i. of-rescue at
tlu.i^n hantty aSfo ro-Ttormt-.mi
the cullWjiW'yfl'm" 'be
THREE FIREMEN KILLED AND FIF- i wHcl.^^jS fl^m^wcrZtal en
a short tunc all the tnemen sverc tni\
out ami hurried to the hospital Some
of the injured men are -very badly hurt
and may not recover. An Ihvoattga
tion showed that the wreck was pauVetl
by an explosion of naphtha.
Btoppoil fighting the Oairtea aid rushed
to the Rid ot their comrades who were
buried in the wrock. The rescuers*
Cattle Losses on Western Ranges Not
Demur. April 25v Charles V. Wf
tin. secretary ot' the National ktES
Stock association, who has Jusl re
turned fruin an extended fall anions
tlie cattlemen in the Northwestern
Slates, says that repoils sent out fi.nn
the cattle country that large numbers
of cattle have ilted .hum-' I'.U- ltrnn
are ic the most putt ^x$6*t:fcod
Said Mf- Martin:
i i.eliev.' the cfltUe have come
through the winter hi nuuh belter
shape than is geueraily Mippe
nearly all pails of the N'orlhw
cattle are now In fine shape.
"In Montana. South Dakota, Wy
oiniim and Idaho the i attic all Ico]
very good and stockmen
ports of heavy losses arc not Lrui
Tile slieep eauie ihroilfill I lie W-ill.tO
well and are now in good condition.'
ORDERED TO THE COLORS.
Reserve Men Among Hungarian Rail
Butlnpestr. April The govern
metil has taUon a doi iil"d srtrp to ileal
with the rnllroiyl strlUers In ordering
all Hie reserve men liable to military
sorviic to join tlitii reslipctive regl
A large force of polite Itjidor the
chiof commissioner and two squadrons
of hussars surrounded [ho striker's'
camp at noon. Ti strike leader, Sat
lay. wu Immediately arrested on
charges of Inciting disorder anl
treason far adverse ultlHsm-ol llu
royal doeree oallini out tin- erigrfic'ei
rosi'i ve nu'ii for s.*i on flit.' rail
Addressing the strikers the rommlsj
slonor iloi lait'd that all who had em
milti'd ht'-aihl's-of l.hfl law woiild ho
prosecuted. In the mean.tittie, every
one pii'srut must produce prooV('?'*i|fd'j of
tililv liable*.to military pen
from the, lotr,,.:.,., anjl would j^
ho .vqnin'il \n join thoar ruspo
NEPHEW O CHINESE EMPEROR, por-miai s. mil
the depot by Colon
IStl'l pi'iu pri Prince Pu Lu Tsec and Suite ArriverVlcthr ISmmatiucl will meet M. Lotlbci
in Washington. at the Italian frontier,
Washington, April -."i Print I'u
I.un Tsee, a nephew of the emperor,
of China, nceoiupahled a suilo of
sixteen ottctidohtH, lias arrived hero
He wa met at
T. W Svnnnis,
socr. tary. ex
I his deJI'uhl at what tie hat
semi nt the United States and said le
hoped to learn much before be re
I jut 1 lo CliiiiM Mb was ill i veil direct
1y to Hie Ailini'.loii hotel, where apart
irionis had heori roae'rfpfl foi him.
CONVICTED O BIGAMY.
Iowa Preacher Goes to Penitentiary
for Four Y.-ars.
S.igourtiey, la.. April Rev. I. Jl
Taylor, (lie Melhoillst preaclier big
amisl. has been sentenced to four years
In the penitentiary. Rev. Taylor had
two wives, one in Delaware and one
Prefers Death to imprisonment.
St. Uiujs, April 25. I'.ntlu'i than
face a tern of twenty years in the
penitentiary, as Bpntenced upon con
vi'iion of criminal assault. Sylvester
t'l-c^, a nmlaito, jtillei] himself in the
f.oii'tv fail b- li :ipint-, from third
roll tj.-r to the tone tloor. thirty feet
Would Send Newspapers Free.
WaHhiimtor:. Vprll 25. Ilfpresi-tita
tlve Thomas of NTortli ("atolina has lit
troiiined it bill I'nneiidliig tin- petal
laWB jiroVldlHg thai one "i op,' a ol
ill iii'vspa|iei QJ puhljc.-itioii--i lie
second eiasH ma be sent througfi the
I ...J I 1 v..,
POLICE PAY FOR POSITIONS
REPUBLICAN LEADER INVOLVED
IN NEW YORK CITY MUNICI-
Now York. April totmika!
char!:.- nf i tn:~-U:u fnpl
proniiu'Mil illi'ii rUgtiii I I
tc iH'i \'-x !n. It. it ..i.i-
wa.-i lii pnotiiro iuuutj fi MM ajjpl
for j^xslttttas on tlEe iiali
tinMe in i'i VTJSf SM?!
dui-Ing ih' il.i iv\ Wiiliain Dniv
itio sat.no i imi' i\o atalcil thai il
ul. i attorney's oHTi In M'.I
BiOll Ol 111"' t.l. I: 111 111, llStS,
1 i'.iUr i|ip. .tt'iliu in i Qu
storv of ailcscil jasjdias tu
pointiii-'iits .wis hiiiiii'.iit a
Sllnin.lOl lS i.'. ,:ti'i| ll I in' I
James 13. Flupatrlbl.w ho i
lir paid $1500 lasi Aiigiinl to
tlon as pntrolnian. I'hr ox
poiutiiibnt was not niai|" !ii
all nttt'HUits to i his tuoiio
VVhuii tin' caso rami' up in com
Dlllr MailU.I lh ma ttsl i .il-' wini hi:
story. Bait! that nioiy titan to,
OdO whs InvohI'd in lite lw mo fin
that ho had norsontti kriiwlouge ol fti
i a piii
i t.' i i|.
Inslam ii- re a ioirnilsmaii lalt
J."),iiin to si'i'.no a si'ii'.iant.
The magjsjrnte ad ioitino the i nse
mil il Tin' idaj lufii an i i i 'i
ni-i atiniiny will rrrrpem to CUE 5153
LOUBET STARTS FOa ITALY.
French President Will Repay Victoi
Pat is. April 25. I'u I lent l.oube!
Foreign. Minister Del a site and dt
Ungulshetl ii'inpiinv of lifJl" luls hnj
started for to i-epai the Vs
I'lired trait. Wd* l*t(l
iton.-it aion .1 if the(,,
his |iait iii.'si'iilaslvis of lying
COCKRAN RESENTS CHARGE.
Excitiny Inciilcnt in tiie House of Rep
Washington, A pi it irhen
Hiip'erintepdent of public buildings and] an cxcitJiig Incldeiil 111 the ne du
gffckUJi^. Who will be 111" pelsonnl I IlIK Hie lilt- oil lict'.ve.'U Ml'.
resentatlve of the* president durinr. the'
prince's slay, and by rhr Chine-,, inin
ml n"tInCffes of I I.e. loi-.-ii ion. Tin
.(in and Mi. Dnlxidh Tdte W-te*
feire.l to Ml ''oi kitii.'s (pnorl of Me
Klnley In 'the ""ciiinpaTun fil I'S.fMi and
intliiiiiifil that he Wa i |iaJd foi it
In th most \ii-onci-' liiniijiage and
dramatic manner Mr.. Cockntii restmi
ed this insinuation moil Wild applau se
on the ieniociati side.
WILL BE OPENED BY JULY 1.
President Signs Rosebud S. D.) Res
WashiiiKion, April STi i'rei Ldeni
Roosevelt has si-11..I the bill openthg
4)11,nun acres of the Itoscbud liidlaii
re:w'i wition in t.i.- county, S. 1 ^lilin
rangemcjtitB will be made so thai tho|
In Oklahoma in IttOl, when th lain,.
wild Hcene a ti,- trahmdreil al rev Ion,
openings'^ TJjereJaie liULrpiartfr
tionr ol putilii- domain embrace i In th
tnu I to be tliio.'ii open ami.tin- imi
cations point to a large number
pto peitive Ht'ltleis.
A startling array of facts showing
why Amv.ricans should favor Russia
in her struggle with Japan, by
Major Creighton Webb
in the May number of the
Russell. Publisher, New York
A 35-cent Magazine for I 5 cents. At all Newsdealers
TEX CENTS PER WEEK
RUMOR WILL NOT DOWN
ERS |STENT REPORT THAT JAPS
NO OFFICIAL NEWS OF THE AFFAIR
6TORY DISCREDITED IN BEST IN-
FORMED CIRCLES A ST.
Pt PelCTsbtirj? .\prfl 2S.A nimor
I" 'iir.'iit in this liry th at 'ho lap
ati"s. sustained heavy IIS while at
terriplluc a landing near the month of
thi Vn!:i river According to the re
port, whhh is said to be based upon
priYAte telegrnm from Port Arthur,
i th Japanese lost 7.000 men
The story Is not confinriable and Is
d! lited in quarters whore the As
pi'i latfl I'liss correspbbdent made In*
The Associated Press Is authori-
taLively Informed that th government
has tin adviri's supporting the rumors
Ol heavy fighting on the Vain river.
N O DETAILS OBTAINABLE.
Asserted That Japs Met Severe Re
verse on the Yalu..
F'aiis. April 25.Information reach
ing the highest quarters here tends to
confirm the report that a rather seri-
Klnr Vi. to Kiiiiiin-.'iii.'l t.i I'aiis in YaTu i .vet. involving a reverst- to a
tolior. la-^i \i.i i 't-h+i tup i attriul Japanese column, but the 'information
ing widespread aitention in iVhneitlon bu I posIti.'enosS and the details.
with the exchange oi visits ot therefore, n'ro glvin tinder reserve, al-
lOuropi an rulers, raiiproutditiKTiits and
the 1'iai Kalli'*-.'ii' id frlemlly irea
ties. The part) was nci ont pa tiled
the railroad iniion by hrilllSLttl ttilli
tin escort a was I\ 1 here b---
Pri'inli't' Conil"". tl o'liei ii" in
of the alnii't and I he Italian
ongsHg^TTToSt h.o -i)f.'urreil on the
though credit. ,u inllueiuial quarter s.
I- said.thai tlii-^ is mil the minor
opiiatieu in.'i,iMii'iil in Viceroy Alex*
it I-II.I ol Vp'ril 22
HARBOR COMPLETELY MINED
RUSSIAN FLEET A PORT ARTHUR
UOTTLED UPDISASTER AC-
Cheloo, April 2.5. The Itussian fleet
In liottiei] up in Port Arthur
The Work has been doiit-. not by th
out li tin- Russians.
Th'j i uuain tu the inner harbor
has_lnj ii toiupletely niiuud for the
purpi.r-e of keeplug the JapijiHvse'-odri
but ii also pi 0\ "tits the egress of the
Therefore there will be no further
nayai engagemt:ats. at l'ort Arthur and
the tit.',, it tat en, must he by assault
in iiic work of mining tlie Russia ns
Butl'iel aiiothi'i loss. X^unrttv pre
luut ui exploded uiulel .Q^uitli and
killed an ufhcei uii'.l ciitTTuPrf:
S". I'wtorsbnrg, April 2.". The .etn
pertii- has received the following tele-
The plan for tin- opening of i
Rosebud reservatiou In not yet turn- "inirtng tfie placing of mines by
plet.d. but il. Is ..'.p.'.i.'d Ml,:,i ai-!
ON THE YALU.
AluxTeff, at Port
opet'in-r vvdlt-ilo- p-hu.' by J-uly- Hi^t- j^iuti .ajad^Uing- prematurely under th
Il IK likely that tlie. plan to^bti followed bt ui (JI
Mil be the -lame as Hiat canied out i'.,is anntain. ement bus abided to.tho
el the Kiowa ami Cotriati lie openingf gi (Jo
tH-nded a ho Interior depart met t,-i
,,,,.dail reported hen' thai a skirmish
do.nl: ot -the liver Jumakua a Russian
were killed through a
,X, ,iie Uuitches."
^hi. ii has prevailed since th
ants were regJHterod and the order In
whi'h He SntrleH were t., be ii ad de-t SKIRMISH WITH" JAPS."
termliii'd by a dia'.vu::: of (lie named
This method, .e carried ottl in Okia i Russians Lose Three Killed and Six*
homa by Coinml..Mioii"i Rlrhards ol th teen Wounded.
general land office, JH coneraHy com-.
S! i ett is burg. April ^u.--It Is Offl-
a -luiit-ni pf two oitlcers-and thirty^
two men lost three kille.1 -and the two
otlii i-rs and fourteen men wounded.
'Jin Russian force regained the Rus
sian side of the river und er the pro
fi' I fun tWO K'l'l S.