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Fitly Years the Standard
Made from pure cream of
tartar derived from grapes.
rillOK BAKING POWDEROO*.
Aged Lover of Handsome Woman
Killed Her When She
Came to Depot.
Mrs. Russell Died Shortly After
She Was Taken to the
Albany, N. Y., Nov. 29.Jos-
eph F. White, for ten years or
derly in the state treasurer's
office, today shot Mrs. Josephine
Russell, a handsome widow. Jeal1
ousy was the only apparent,
motiye. White is 65. years old
and a widower, His home before
he entered the treasury depart
ment was in Binghampton. He
had just been released from the
hospital and his friends claim
that he was intoxicated when he
did the shooting.
Mrs. Russell was 35 years old.
White formerly boarded with
the woman. Early this morning
he appeared at a milk depot
where Mrs. RusselJ traded and
spend the day until 4:30. When
she came in, without a word, he
shot her in the neck. She fell
and then, slowly and with delib
erate aim, White fired three
more shots iruo her body. He
made no attempt to escape and
when arrested denied committ
ing the crime.
Mrs. Russell was taken un
conscious to the hospital, ,where
she died early this evening.
GREAT WESTERN ROAD SOLD
PERSISTENTLY REPORTED THAT
UNION PACIFIC HAS BOUGHT
THE MAPLE LEAF.
Chicago, Nov. 2S.The Post says:
The report that the Union Pacific
has purchased the Chicago Great West
ern road was reiterated during the
afternoon with such'positiveness and
circumstantial evidence in its favor
that it received general acceptance
The deal, which has been pending for
some time, was said to have been
closed and the "Chicago Great Western
will shortly lose its identity as an, in
dependent road and either be wholly
absorbed by the Union Pacific itself
or distributed piecemeal among th.
Eastern connections of that system.
VOLUM E 2. NUMBE IS9^ x^W^lB^^M
it that the Chicago
Great Western will be divided between
the^Ohicago and Northwestern and the
Milwaukee and St. Paul systems, both
of which have for several years bees
close" connections of the "Union Paci
fic. The Northwestern, it is said, will
take that portion of the Maple Leaf
which runs from Marshalltown, la., to
Kansas City, and the Milwaukee and
"St. Paul will take the St. Paul endvof
There is another view of the case,
however, which is that the Union Pa
cific will keep the Maple Leaf and
operate it as the Eastern end of its
own system. -It will, it is declared,
give the Union Pacific a very good
outlet from Omaha to Chicago and the
short line from Omaha to St. Paul.
REPORT NOT CONFIRMED.
yyg| However, Thinks- S,orne
f^Dea Has Bee Made.
New York,,. Nov. 2S.No confirma
tion of the reported purchase of the
Chicago Great Western railway by the
jUnion- Pacific -interests is obtainable.
An interest identified with the latter
road refused to discuss the report and
representatives of the Chicago Great
Western bad nothing to say. ojn Wall
Street it is generally Relieved that
there has been an accumulation of
Great Western securities and that.
some announcement of a deal will soon
Ten American Fishing Vessels
Were. Rounded Up By^"v
the Government. *^?*"r-*1
Each Boat Was Fined and All
the Seines and Fish Were
East Port, Me., Nov. 29.Ten
American fishing craft, including
eight sailing yessels, and two
steamboats, have been seized by
the Canadian fisheries protective
cruiser Curlew and fined for ille
gal fishing in Canadian waters
tributary of Passamaquoddy bay
near St. George, N. B. The fish
ing craft were seized near St.
George last night, though the an
nouncement of this proceedure
was not made until today.
Three specific charges were'
preferred against vessels: That
they had fished on Sunday that
they had illegally caught fish in
their possession, and that they
had seined illegally in Canadian
waters. For the first two of
fenses each boat was fined $100
and for the last $200. In addi
tion to this all seines and fish
It is understood the fines will
be paid &nd that the entire mat
ter will be disposed of without
involving any international ques
tion. The aggregate value of the
craft is about $20,000. sThe seiz
ure is the most extensive that
has been made by a Canadian
cruiser for many years.
A SECRET~Z i
Taft and Other Members of
Commission Have a Se
Panama, Nov. 29.The- first
conference having for its purpose
the adjustment of the question
in dispute between the United
States and Panama, was held this
morning. There were present
Secretary of War Taft, President
Amardor Recard Aris, member
of the Panama fiscal commission,
and General Guardia, Panaman
minister of War. The case for
Panama,was presented but be^
yond this fact nothing was given
out, the proceedings of the con
ference being fcept secret untill
the answer is presented which
will probably.be tomorrow^ 5|f
-f Prices Reasonable' -*j*
_._- and Finishing ^f^jS
for Amatuers. m^S}
Two Doors East of City Drug Store.
Bemidji Commercial College
is now in a position teach
any and all subjects taught
by that school for $1.00 per
week nights, and $1.50 per
week days, straight^All
subjects N :^VSF%-
P. J. CONWAY, Principal.
744, 108 Sixth Street, betwe*
BemldJl and Beltrami Avenues.
^K"S v3& ass?J^3v
Complete Exhibition of Island People and
Castries- Covers Forty-seven Acres
.jid Is Independent of Larger Show.
SOT7TH ENTRANCE PALACE OF LIBEKAI
ARTS, WORLD'S FAIR.
rote, who- dines on dog meat, anil
visitors are entertained by Visayan
actors and actresses. Nothing is lack
ing-to make the show complete.
The Administration building is a rep
lica of the government offices in Ma
nila, while the Art and Education
building reproduces in miniature the
cathedral within the walled city, even
the mellowed tints of age being faith
fully rendered. A section of the- an-
cient but still serviceable town wall
has been reconstructed to serve the dou
ble purpose of a gateway to the show
and a museum of arms and war relics.
The other main edifices are types of
Filipino homes, Jbeing built- of undress
ed timber,bamboo and rattan, with
thatched roofs and broad verandas.
Then there are the tribal villages
nestling under the -trees, some of the
houses perched high up among the
boughs^ others on piles above the wa
ters of the Arrowhead lake, all of them
actual dwellings fashioned of native
materials by native workmanship and
illustrating the manners, customs and
pursuits of their occupants. Here are
women weaving a coarse cloth on a
rude hand loom, others making bas
kets, others tending irrigated fields of
rice. One group of men are in village
council, trying an offender according
to their tribal laws others are slowly
moving in a circular dance to the thump
of tomtoms and the clang of brass
gongs others, again, ara smelting iron
by the aid of a primitive but most in
genious bellows, the constituent parts
of which area bamboo tube and an air
tight mop of feathers working therein
like the piston of a syringe. And these
are but a few of an almost endless va^
riety of life pictures, ^v -Jt
The ethnological problem is a some
what-complicated one but, although
there are no fewer than sixteen races
represented among the village dwellers.
the scouts and the constabulary, each
race Speaking* its own dialect and fol
lowing its own customs, all may be
roughly classified into four groups
the true aboriginals or non-Malays, the
pagan Malays, the... Christian Malays
and the Mohammedan- Malays.
The first are the dwarf Negritos, with
dark skins and woolly heads, wearers
of scanty, raiment, proficient in the use
of the bow and poisoned arrow, a race
of nomads and forest dwellers, pagans
pure and simple. They live in their
own stockaded village.
Next... to them are the Igorrotes,
whose origin is traced-back to the first
wave of Malay invasion. Here, again,
we have scanty cldthing, amounting
almost to nudity, but copper colored
Bkins, long wavy tresses, pleasant fea
tured faces and fine physiques, even
though the stature be small. Among
these pagan Malays are the head hunt
ers and the dog eaters, They are sav
ages, yet have their, code of laws and a
knowledge of several primitive indus
Tlfe Christian Malays, produced by
the second wave of invasion, are rep
resented by the Visayans, a tall and^
handsome race, dressing well, living in'
pretty homes, skilled in weaving, dye
ing, basket making, hat making, wood
carving and other handicrafts, musi
cians of no mean merit, the one group.
of natives who came early and thor:
oughly under the influence of the earjy
Spanish settlers. \J[
Very different are the Moros, whd
trwept into the islands from the Malay
peninsula last of all, bringing -with
them their Mohammedan religion, also,
-a knowledge of gunpowdej acquired
With the Koran from the Arabsfana-.
tics like their teachers, pirates, biood
ttursty./treaeherous .and vindictive felr".
^M3^ BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA. TUE$ tY, NOVEMBEB 29, 1904'*
Not even in the "heart of Manila city
could there be found forty-seven acres
of Philippine territory as interesting as
that amount of space covered by the
islands' display at^the World's Fair.
Here is an exposition within an ex
position, a little wheel that revolves
independently of the larger one encom
Scores of buildings are filled with ex
hibits,- native life is depicted by as
many different villages as there, are
tribes on the islands, military drills are
given by Philippine troops, and con
certs are rendered by native bands.
For its amusement features the Philip
pine exposition has the humorous Igor-
lows, ever t wax among themselves
and w'ith the \r!ole outside world. De
spite-their ferocity. i$iey are a clever
race, dress handsomely, have their sul
tans and their* slav ,and are expert
seamen, while long continued pillage
on the high seas Uaslsurrounded them
with many of the fujnries aad conven
iences of western ciV ilization.
The^buildings of A jricultwre, Forest
ry and Fisheries sh all the variedN
natural products, a fo the extremely
primitive processes ts yet in vogue,
while in the Women i building we are
Introduced to a numfer ofv native man
ufactures, including ihe beautiful fab
rics from the jusi, banana and pine
apple fibers. This information is collat
ed in the Building of Commerce, where
a unique and most .effective method of
exhibiting is followed! In one haMl are
samples of all the articles produced^for
exporfc among which manila fiber, of
course, holds the chief place of prom
inence, while in a second hall are all
the manufactures from every country
that are imported j|:nd find a ready
market among the pppulace. Thus the
business man gets fdual lesson. He
sees what he can pi^fitably take from
the islands, and
profitably send to
added that a large
ative Filipinos hav*
to visit the Expositii
can business meth
tures, it will be, re
benefit both to the
world at large mus
work of mutual enli
what he may
iem. When it is
iber of represent-
|ee brought over
I' and study Amer-
Is and manufac-
^gnized that great
3lands and to the
result from this
CGNCErFS BY IASSED BANDS
Prizes Aggregating f30,00(f to Be Dis
tributed at the World's Fair.
Never were musical events in Ameri
ca planned upon such an elaborate scale
as thosf of the WorljjTs Fair. A series
of concerts will be given by competing
bands in contest fo^ prizes offered by
%ie World's Fair. These contests will
take place in Festival Hall Sept. 12
to i7. ^j -v ^JM&S
prizes, aggregating $30,000,
are offered for the successful bands.
The prizes are divided so as to give to
the organization* scoring the highest
numher of points: $3,250 $2,500 will be
given to the barfd scoring the second
highest number qf points and $1,500 to
the one getting the/tbird highest num
The above division is made for Jjanda
in Class A, whieh consist of twenty
members. In th| class $10,000 will
be given in prizesMlrst, $4,50,0 seqgnd,
$3,500 third, $2,fflLi.^_ Jtffei&SajS?
Class C, whieh includes bands of thir
ty-five members, will enjoy the division
of $12,750. For the organization scor
ing the highest number of points a
prize of, $6,000 has been named" .^The
second prize is $4,000 and the third $2,-
Bands employed by. the Exposition
are not permitted to contest. All play
ers must be bona fide members, and
each musician must have been enrolled
at least Jhree months prior to the date
of the contest. Each band must send
to the bureau the name of its members
and a nominal entrance fee"^f-$f^^
Festival Hall concerts by massed
bands" will be given at 7:30 each day
during the .contest, in which all contest
ing bands will take part under the di
rection of a distinguished conductor.
All bands entering must agree to play
one concert in addition to the compet
ing concert and massed concerts.
A separate programme has been pre
pared by the Buteau of Music for each
class, and each band will play through
the full programme of its class. The
numbers in all-three programmes are
by eminent composers and are Chosen
with the view of "bringing out the qual
ities of the bands performing them. The
list of composers includes Wagner, Gou
nod, Offenbach, Verdi, Saint-Saens, Bi
zet, Strauss and Leoncavallo, ^'i'^i^r,
WEATHER AT WORLD'S. FAIR.
'#P$i S?S.. 3
Coo! Nights and Delightful Indian
Summer to Be Expected'at St. Louis.
Usually the warmest month of the
year,.July proved to be one of the most
pleasant of the World's Fair season,
the average temperature being 67 de
grees, a record lower than that made
by either Boston, New York, Philadel
phia, Cincinnati or Chicago. The
weather bureau'records show that the
temperatures in St. Louis during July
were just between the extremes re
corded at New Orleans and St. Paul,
cities located at great variance.
August hi St Louis is a month of
cool nights, and, September and Octo
ber are the most delightful months of
tfee year. It is that period known as
Indian summer, when the foliage and
birds linger to challenge the coming
Nowhere on the American con
tinent is, there a spot more delightful
than the World's Fair city, a garden
of blooming flowers and spraying foun
tains. %p!^ *fe
St. Loui^.jJDke all cities, experienced
Several hot days during July, but her"
highest temperature' recorded was -93
degrees against 9.4 degrees registered
by the thermometer at Chicago. On
the same day the mercury rose to 96.
degrees in Philadelphia, and scores of
heat prostrations were reported from
New York and Boston. ',f^
The relative humidity shows S
.Louis to be about'%ormaL Assuming
absolutely no nfoisture in the atmos
phere to be zero and absolute wetness to
be 100, the relative humidities for July
taken from the records of more thanj
twenty years, Boston shows 70.6, New
York 72.2, Philadelphia 68.6-, Cincin
nati 64.6, Chicago 66,9 and St. Louis!
86.8i The same degree of heat in two
place's, with different degrees of hu-i
midity, would cause it to seem the
hotter at the point of greater density.
St. Louisr.may therefore rightly claim
to be a-summer resort this.suihmer,[
positively one of the most comfortable
fend^de^gbittuf^aces"^ ther ^c
ACTION, QF NEUTRAL NATIONS
IN SUPPLYING THE RUSSIAN
THOUGHT THEY WOULD GET FAIR PLAY
I8LANDERS DID NOT EXPECT TO
HAVE'TO PLAY LONE HAND
"London, Nov. 28.Barpn Suyeihatsu',
aon-in-law of Marquis Ito, president of
the Japanese privy council, whose
comment .was.fully indorsed by Baron
Hayashi, the Japanese minister here,
discussing the irritation of Japan^at
the continued supply of British coal
to'vessels of the Russian Second Pa
cific squadron, said:
"We feel strongly thai '*Europe' in
general is assisting Russia in a way
we never contemplated. Eves in Eng
land individuals are rendering indirect
assistance. Although I do not think
that Japanese are unduly nervous re
garding the effect of the arrival of the
Russian squadron in the far East it
would never have been able to put to
sea but for the assistance of subjects
of neutral states, in some c^ses more
or less officially connived at. With
out English coal the Russian squadron
could not have gone far, and it is my
belief that when contraband is being
carried On in such a wholesale fashion,
the government concerned should take
steps to prevent a: continuance of ac
tion prejudicial to another nation, es
pecially an ally. There, is all the great
er necessity for .this when the action
is prejudicial to the interests of both
nations. The value of the alliance to
both Japan and Great Britain is unde
niable and therefore it is the bounded
duty of both to do everything possible
to cement it, even to the extent of in
venting meaus for doing so when they
do not already exist." ^ii
JAP" TROOPS DRIVEN BACK.
Made an Unsuccessful Attack Upon
Mukden, Nov. 28.The Japanese
Nov. 24 again made a preliminary
bombardment of Poutiloff hill under
the cover of which they attacked, but
were repulsed. There"were encounters
aT other places along the front
S HO E S
Wooden Soled Shoes..
COLD WEATHER NEEDED.
ftradstreet's Review of the Pres%n1
New York, Nov. 28.Bradstreet's
says: Cold w(eather is needed to
move retail stocks of winter clothing,
dry goods and shoes, reorders for
which from jobbers are not brisk. On
the other hand the trade in holiday
goods has begun well 'and good feel
ing as regards this line is coupled
with confidence as to trade in spring
fabrics, .which is proceeding better
than a year ago. Manufacturing in
dustry 'Is active, in most lines the
country over, winter employment in'
the iron ana allied trades is assured
and labor is better employed than a
year ago at this date. Holding by
farmers is credited wjth affecting col
lections at several Southern points
but, as a whole, payments-are better
than a year ago. ,._r
PROMISES TO BE INTERESTING.
Socialists May Add Zest to Proceed
ings of German Reichstag.
Berlin, Nov. ?,8.Chancellor von Bue
low's system of reciprocal commercial
treaties will not be ready 'to lay before'
Negro Murderer Arrested.
Philadelphia, Nov. 2,9.Frank- Say
lor, the negro who shot and killed
Henry and George 'Henderson, colored,
at Bethayres last Tuesday night, was
arrested during The."day at Langhorne,
near the scene of the double murder,
and taken to Bethayres.
BRIEF BITS O NEWS:
On account of the prevalence of
diphtheria in Lowmor, la., the -public
schools have been closed.
The Forest Lake (Minn.) State bank
was burglarized Saturday morning.
The robbers took about $2Q0 and es
Wallace Kirk of tha, firm of James
S. Kirk & Co., soap maufacturers, i3
dead at Chicago after an illness of
..nearly .a year.
King Leopold's Belgian horses were
the center of attraction at the opening
of the International Live Stock show
at Chicago Saturday.
'fi!L*S&**'%&tin lW "v-*..*
S lMWe|Cai\ Supply
In Dry Goods Clothing Shoes,
&nd Men's Furnishing Goods.
UNDERWEAR ^Ladies''Whit^seSilk andnWool Combinations Suits A
00, per suti.' 1 lot Children's Shirts, Bants and Drawers at a discount of 10 per
cent. Men's Heavy White Knii, All-Wool Underwear (NortMeld make) $3.50 a suit
ptjOC There is not another store in Minnesota that sells Reliable Furs as low
as we do. Just pick up a Duluth or Twin City papeShoes, and see what
the city merchants ask for their cheapest Astrakan Jackets from $27.50 up, is their
price our price is $25, and our garment ins lined with skinner satin.
as well as a large one and costs only $6.00|
vTEN CENTS PER WEEK
the reiohstag when it opens Tuesday shade, together with* two revolvers.
because an agreement has not yet been
reached with Austria-Hungary. The
controversy appears to. halt around
the livestock paragraphs, but all the
schedules are' of extreme intricacy
and importance, changing as they do
the tariff systems of both empires.
The session of the. reichstag is like
ly to be of uncommon interest. The
Socialists have full magazines for as
saulting the government on the new
military bill, the relations with Rus
sia and the German Southwest African
fHREE MEN ARRESTED
8USPECTED OF BEING THE BAN-
DITS WHO KILLED A BOY
MASKS AND REVOLVERS ARE BHIND
SUSPICIOUS ARTICLES ARE 1*)-
CATED ON TWO OF THE MEN
^NOW UNDER ARREST.
Minneapolis/Nov. 2-.The Minne
apolis police believe they have in cus
tody the desperadoes who held up
Mingo's saloon, Columbia Heights, last
Tuesday night, killing Freddie King
and wounding E"d Mingo.
A red mask and another of a darK
were found in possession of two of the
All of the suspects, say the police,
correspond in a general way to the
description of the murderers.
Another strong clue is the fact that
the overalls and other apparel discard
ed by-the highwaymen after the hold
up were covered with grease and all
three of the suspects worked until^
shortly before the murder at W. &J\
Nott & Co.'s fire engine factory, near
the scene of the holddp, where it is
claimed by^ the police that their shop
clothes would become grease stained.
The prisoners are young men, the
eldest being twenty-three, years, of ago,
the youngest only twenty-one. They
are Charles Hammond, John Kolb and
Calderwit was arrested at his home,
922 University avenue northeast,.while
Hammond and Kolb were taken'intq^,
custody at the Central hotel, 110 See=^
ond street south.
Several persons in the saloon at the
time of the holdup say at least one. of
the highwaymen wore a red mask,
while the face covering of the other
two was of a darker shade.
Detectives are now tracing the move-.-
ments of the trio on the night of the
murder and arranging for victims* of
the holdup to look them over to if
possible identify them.
'fhe dry goods and' iurniture store
of Shartenberg. & Robinson, the larg
est concern of its, kind in Pawtucket,
R. 1., was damaged to the extent of.
about $50,000 by fire Saturday.
you'll not them i another Bemidji store at
Shoes, Pelt Shoes, Felt Boots, Moccasins, Sheep Skin Socks arid Wk^
HOSIERY Black Cat Hose for men^w^men and children from 25 cents
,jto 50 cents per pair.
^y Leather Rubber S^g
New Home Machines, at from $30 to
$40 see the little machine, it sews