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VOLUME 2. NUMBEK 191.
Ffffy Years the Standard
Made from pure cream of
tartar derived from grapes.
MHOS BAKINQ POWDER OOi
STEPFATHCR'S BRUTAL CRIME,
Kills Bridegroom and Father and Fa
tally Wounds Brother.
Fort Worth. Tex., Dec. 1.Last
Sunday Steve McKinney, a young
farmer, who had been paying court to
the stepdaughter ot J. M. Williams,
near Alvarado, failing to wi.i Will
iams consent to marriage, ran away
with the girl and married her. This
greatly enraged Williams, as young
McKinney and his bride returned
home and the bridegroom went to
work on his farm. Williams swoie
rengeance, but his neighbors did not
believe a tragedy was impending.
Williams went to the town of Alva
rado and bought a Winchester lifle.
Then, riding out to the field where the
bridegroom, his father and brother
were at work, the em aged man, with
out a word, opened the. The elder
McKinney rushed to the rescue of his
boy and was himself shot dead. The
brother, too, sought tu shield his
brother and father, but the crack of
the rifle in Williams' hands ended 1 id
effort. Steve McKinney and ri:
father, D. V. McKinney, lay dead in
the field, the remaining son being des
perately wounded. OfHceis have start
ed to arrest Williams and trouble ic:
anticipated, as he is thoroughly des
perate and crazed over the escapade
of the runaway. The bride is pios
trated and in a pitiable plight. A'l
parties to the tragedy are respectab^
and well-to-do farmeis.
SENATOR BURTON'S CASE.
Arguments Begun Before the United
States Supreme Court.
Washington, Dec. 1.The supreme
court during the day heard arguments
in the case of Senator J. R. Burton of
Kansas, who appealed from the judg
ment of the district court for the Lfoat
ern district of Missouri. Senator Eur
ton was tried on a charge of leceiving
compensation fiom paiiicd for iono
senting them belore the postoilice dc.
partment, alleged to be coutiaiy to sec
tion 1782 of the Revised Statutes. Til
lower couit ieatenced him io ray a
fine of $U,5G0 and to ii.,])
six months. The at'-ou,}:: io.
tor Burton ontcioj a
aial u*.ui,.l o'
the charges in si.pr'nt of their c. u
tention that the ecu: below o.ied n.
not dnecting a VC.TI'C of not i^0y.
Sena for Burton was in courL duiirife,
BEGINS WAR ON SALOONS.
General Davis Wants Them Removed
From Fort Snelling.
Washington, Dec. 1.General Da
vis, judge advocate of the army, is pre
paring an ordinance which he will
submit to the authorities of the Twin
Cities iequesting them to increase the
distance limit for saloons aiouud i^oit
Snelling to two miles instead of one,
as it is now.
There are a number of barrooms just
on the edge of the reservation at Fort
Snelling, which are just one mile from
the nearest government building as
required by law. If this ordinance r[
the war department is adopted
Twin City authorities it will drive the
saloons practically into the cities and
will have the effect of putting them
out of business.
BOUND FOR PUKCHENG.
Force of Russian Artillery Moving, on
New York, Dec. 1.The Korean
prefect of Songjin asserts that 500 ar
tillerymen, with seven heavy guns,
passed south for Pukcheng early in
November, says a, Herald dispatch
from Seoul by way of Shanghai. Ac
cording to the prefect the Russians in
formed him that an additional force of
artillery was on the way from Vladi
vostok, their intention being to hold
Pukcheng at all costs.
NEITHER SIDE ACTIVE.
Armies of Oyama and Kuropatkin Only
Indulge in Skirmishing.
Genera] Oku's Keadquari" s. via ^i
8an, Dec. 1.The position of the two
armies is practically unchanged. There
has been no fighting save outpost
scouting, skirmishes and occasional
Russian bombanlments, which arc us
ually unanswered. Neither side shows
indications of moving.
TO MEET BALTIC FLEET.
Japanese Cruisers and To.podo Boats
Sail Under Secret Orders.
Vienna, Dec. 1.The Shanil:a cor
respondent of the Neue Freie Pies~e
savs three Japanese cruisois cu-j fif
teen torpedo boats have sa.ie.l from
Sasebo under secret orders. They took
a southerly course. It is supposed
they have gone to meet the Baltic
Father Murders Wife and Four Small 1
Ashland, Ky., Dec. 1.The murJor
of a whole family by the drui^:c.i r\s-
band and father is 1 spoiled Lorn near
Shelby, Pike county, K". Enoch Sloan,
a farmer, went home from Shelby in a
drunken condition, shot and killed his
wife and four small children and then
shot himself dead.
JAPANESE CAPTURE AND RETAIN
SOUTHEASTERN PORTION OF
fORT ARTHUR FIGilTifiG CO^INUES
GENERAL NOGI HURLING LARGE
FORCES AGAINST RUSSIAN
Tokio, Dec. 1.It is reported that
the Japanese during the day assaulted, I
carried and retain the southeastern
portion of 203-Metre hill.
BATTLE RAGES UNABATED.
Fate of Port Arthur Still Remains in
Chefoo, Dec. 1.Chinese who left
Port Dalny Nov. 28 arrived here dur
ing the day. They say the fighting at
Port Arthur continues. They heaul
firing Nov. 20 while at sea. The Chi
nese assisted in carrying the Japanese
wounded from the trains to the hospi
tals and personally counted a thou
sand. The Japanese, they added,
FORTRESS MUST FALL SOON.
Japanese Declare Port Arthur Cannol
Stand Much Longer.
London, Dec. 1.The Japanese de
clare Port Arthur must iall within
twenty-one days, no matter what the
General Nogi is hurling his forces
against the Russian position regard
less of the number of men he loses.
It is admitted his casualties have
been exceedingly heavy.
MIKADO OPENS TH E DIET.
Remarks That His Forces Have Won
in Every Battle.
Tokio, Dec. 1.The emperor for
mally opened the second war diet dur
ing the day. lie rode through the
crowded streets in a state coach, es
corted by a troop of lanciers and actaken
companied by the crown prince, his
staff and some members or the inice
rial household to the house of pa. .la-
ment, where both houses weie assem
bled in the chamber of leprescuta
tives. The diplomatic corps and many
prominent government officials were
The emperor ascended the dias, from
whuh he read the following addiess:
"We hereby perform the ceremony
of opening the impe::'al diet and an
nounce to the membc.s of the house
of peers and house of representatives
that to their profound delight our rela
tions with all the neutral powers are
continually growing more amicable.
"We have directed our ministers of
state to submit to you a scheme for
meeting the extraordinary expendi
tures necessitated by the v*ai\ together
with the budget for the thirty-eighth
year of Meiii, besides otier projects
"Th?t our expeditionary forces have
been \ictorious in every battle have
repeatedly shown frer-h pi oofs of their
loyalty and braveiy, zo that the prog
ress ot the war hn.} bejn constantly to
our advantage 11-at 7 3 expect by the
loyal devotion of our subjects to at
tain our ultimate object and we call
upon you to discharge your duties by
harmonious i operation, thereby pro
moting our wishes and ends."
TAKES TH E OFFENSIVE.
Portion of Kuropatkin's Army Attacks
St. Petersburg, Dec. 1..General
Kuropatkin, under date of Nov. 29, re
po" ts that the Japanese force which
evacuated Tsinkhetchen (near Da
pass) took up a fresh position near the
village of Suidan, about seven and a
half miles southeast of that place.
They carried off many wounded. Th
Russians on the morning of Nov. 29
resumed the offensive, advancing in
the direction of Suidun. Within one
and a quarter miles from there they
encountered a Japanese artillery fire.
By midday the Russian artillery
opened and under cover of its fire the
Russian infantry resumed the ad
vance. Elsewhere all i quiet.
A FAMILY SAFEGUARD
Dr. Green arranges with the Niece of Dr. Bo
schee to handle her famous Uncle's Great
Throat and I,ung Cure.
|fTh best family safeguard is a reliable
household medicine that will cure croup,
coughs, colds, chilly sensations, running
eyes and nose, sore throat and bronchial
affectionsthat will keep the children
proof against all contagious diseases.
|fSuc a medicine is Boschee's German
Syrup, which has a record of 35 years in
the cure of consumption, catarrh and all
lung and bronchial troubles.
J[Th fame of German Syrup as a con
sumptive cure, since its purchase by Dr.
Green from the niece of the famous Dr.
Boschee, has extended to all parts of tha
earth. It has big sales everywhere. 10
fTw sizes, 25c and 75 All druggists.
Sold by A. Gilmour & Co.
CCCKRELL OFFERED A PLACE.
President Tenders Appointment tc Mis
Washington, Dec. 1.Senator Cock
rell of Missouri, who arrive.I in Wash
ington Tuesday night, called during
the day on President Roosevelt and
had an extended conference with him.
It was the first time the president and
Senator Cockrell had met since the
election. When it became evident th:it
the result of the election in Mirfsou i
Would result in the retiiement fiom the
senate of Mr. Cockrell the pi client
let it be understood that he woul.* of
fer to him a federal appointment com
mensurate with his ability, knowledge
of public affairs, wide experience and
high character. At the conscience
during the day the president iniorraed
Senator Cockrell that he wo 'Id ap
point him as a member ekiie o: lh
isthmian canal comniis:io-' 0 i*s
interstate commerce lomoh-'i'H, "s
the senator might eloct. Senate*. 'o
rell did not indicate to the pre?n
what he mr ht do lesanlk'g tlio p.u
fer and he said to his fiioi'os aftev ihr
conference that he would not amioure
his decision perhaps for sevcia' v.co\\
as it was not necess^iy that ho .~houl
do so immediately.
NEGOTIATIONS BROKEN OFF.
Germany and Austria Unable to Frair.^
Berlin, Dec. 1.The negotiations
for a commercial treaty beiwco.i Gd
many and A ustria-Hunsaiy have bee:i
broken off completely and in the pres
ent mood 01 the German go'.emmenL
they will not be resumed unless iho
initiative comes lrom Austria-Hungary.
Interior Secretary Count von Poo~
dowsky-Wehner, who has been con
ducting the negotiations at the Aus
trian capital forth last fou^ weeks,
returns here at once. The semi official
newspapers are exasperated over what
is defined here as ''Austio-iian^axU'.^
obstinancy" and threats ax~e made
denounce the existing tica^j- and open
tariff hostilities as a means oc shoe
ing Austria-Hungary that iecipio-ity
is better than a tariff war.
PLAN OF FEDERATION.
Presbyterian Commission Purees i
Scheme for Union.
Pittsburg, Dec. 1.The ommioaio:i
representing the seven branches o..
Presbyterian church in th.s county,
in session heie, decided dui^ng the day
on a plan oi federation to." the vaiioi-.j
churches, the most important step yot
towards the ultmi&to goal ot o.-
Rev. Dr. J. D. Steele, secretary oJ
the commission, says the plan provides
for the estblishment 01 a coa.n^il v.huh
will be called the "federal cuaacii cu
reformed churches in Ameiiui, hold
ing the Presbyterian system."
This council will have no power over
the worship creeu or government oi
the churches, which will lemam thy
same they always have been.
WATCHING BRITISH PLANS.
Russia Uneasy Over Reorganization* oi
St. Petersburg, Dec. 1.The state
ment that Russia is conce::tratu.
troops on the Afghan frontier is de
nied. Nevertheless it is undc-ubte "3
true that Russia is watching with boma
misgivings the Butich pia.i^ to*, tli^
reorganization and inciease of the Inthe
dian army as well as the dispatch of
a deputation to Peisia. Coming on the
heels of the Tibetan expediuon these
moves naturally create the suspicion
that Great Britain is taking advantage
of Russia's preoccupation in the Fa
East to strengthen her position on tho
Indian frontier of Persia.
NORTH SEA INQUIRY.
Russian Press Confident American Ad
miral Will Be Impartial.
St. Petersbm-g, Dec. 1.The news
papers, commenting on the Russo-An
glo North sea convention, while de
claring that rightly oi' wrongly the
sympathies of the United States are
supposed to be with Japan, express the
greatest confidence in the impartiality
of whoever Piesident Roosevelt mav
select to sit on the international com
GOES TO PORTO RICO.
Wisconsin Man Appointed Commis
sioner of Immigration.
Madison, Wis., Dec. 1.Graham L.
Rice, former lailroad commissioner of
Wisconsin, has received word of his
appointment as commissioner of im
migration to Porto Rico. He will leave
for his new field in December. Mr.
Rice was postmaster at Superior, Wis.,
under President Harrison and estab
lished the first morning daily in Su
perior. ON DOGGER BANK CONifl/iiSSlON.
Rear Admiral Davis Offered Position
by the Preside-nt.
Washington, Dec. 1.The president
announced during the day that Rear
Admiral Charles H. Davis will bG of
fered the appointment on the Dogger
bank couit of inquiry.
Later in the day the appointment
was oft'erecl to Admiral Davis and ac
cepted by him.
Pioneer Po*. Packer Dead.
St. Joseph, Mo., Dec. 1.Henry
Krug, Sr., president of the Henry Kiug
Packing company and president ot the
German* American bank oi St. Joseph,
is dead at his home here, the result of
a stroke of paialysis, agod eighty-three
years. Mr. Krug was the pioneer pork
packer of the Missouri valley. He \,as
a philanthropist and gave the city a
beautiful park named for hi.j. He
leaves an immense fortune to be di
vided between his widow and son.
Italian Parliament Reopens.
Rome, Dec. 1.King Victor Em
manuel, who was accomi anied by
Queen Helena, reopened parliament
during the clay. From his seat in the
senate at the Palazzo Maclama the
king delivered the speech" fiom the
thione, expressing liberal and peace
ful principles, which were enthusias
Depait for the Far East.
Cherbourg, Dec. 1.The Russian
cruised Dnieper and two torpeoo boat
destroyers, after repairing here, have
left for the far East.
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1904.
JOSEPH LEITER AND ATTORNEY
INDIC1fcDON THREE COUNTS
AT DUQUOIN, IL|b
BRINGING ARMED MEN INTO STATE
UNION MINERS AND RAILROAD
MEN TESTIFY BEFOR% THE
St. Louis, Dec. 1.A special to the
Post Dispatch from Dtiquoin. 111., says
that it became known there,during the
day tnat three wreeks
ago Joseph Leitcr
was indicted on three counts on the
charge of bringing an&l men into
the state contrary to lejent'ly passed
statutes. No attempt has been made
to serve the capias or arrest Leiter
because State's Attorney Scott, who
will retire soon, wished io leave the
case over for his successoi*.
The indictments were returned Nov.
12 by the Perry county giand "jury, sit
ting at Pickneyviile, and include
Henry R. Platte, Joseph Leiter's at
torney. The indictment against each
man embraces three counts. The fiist
count chaiges them with having felo
niously taken men, under ai'mect guard,
through Perry county on their way to
Zeigler. The second chaiges tho men
with having hired aimed guards for
the same purpose. The thiid charges.
them with advising, aiding and abet
ting the hiring oi aimed guards and
the tianspoitation o^ r.e uiitjer guard.
The punishment ior the offense on
which the two men have been indicted
is confinement in the penitentiary
fiom one (0 five yeais, wlji no Due as
*an alternative. Union mineis and
railroad men in chaige of the cais on
which, it is alleged, miners rode and
wcue guaided by armed men were the
witnesses belore the grand jury.
TO COMBAT LABOR UNIONS.
Citizens' industrial Association fton
New Yoik, Dec. 1.Plans 'for or
ganizing the employeis oi labor in this
country to combat the la. or umous
weio consideied at the daj's session
of the Citizens' Industiial association
convention. Among the seveiai ad
dresses deliveied was one by Daniel
Davenport of Bridgepoit, Conn., exec
utive agent of tho American Anti
Boycott association, Mr., JU^Y^ayort's.
subject was -'Hie Purposes "and Work
of the American Anti-Boycott Associ
It was in the employment bureau of
the country that Frederick W. Job,
secretary of the Chicago Employers'
association, found hope of a iutuie set
tlement ot all troubles between em
ployers and employes. To that bureau,
he declared, both sides rnu&i return in
the end to hnd relief.
The report of the committee on res
olutions, which was adopted, reaiilini^
objects of the association as
adopted at the Chicago and Indianapo
NEW RURAL ROUTES.
Six Thousand to Be Established in the
Next Fiscal Year.
Washington, Dec. 1. Thirty-two
thousand rural fiee delivery routes
will be in operation in the United
States on July 1, 1905. This service
will cost the government a little more
than $21,000,*)00. In the next fiscal
year, beginning July 1, 1905, 6,000 ad
ditional routes will be established,
making a total of 36,000. The cost 01
extending and maintaining rural free
delivery in the fiscal 5rear
July 1, 1905, is estimated at $26,000,-
There are now pending in the post
office department 4,00u petitions for
routes awaiting action.
QUIET AT ZEIGLER.
No Further Disturbances in the Illi
nois Mining Town.
Duquoin, III., Dec. 1.No disturb
ance of any sort occuned at Zeigler
during trie night, according to tele
phone information direct from the
main offices of the Zeigler Coal com
pany. Th presence of the militia,
Attorney Piatt says, seems to have
produced the dcsiied effect.
no shots fired during the
night and the militiamen who did pa
tiol duty about the stockade and the
little town had nothing to do but walk
STRIKES CALLED OFF.
Federation of Miners Decides to Aban
don Colorado FighL.
Denver, Dec. 1.Following close
-upon the announcement that Governor
Peabody was to withdraw from the
contest for governor tho Western Fed
eration of Miners has called off the
strikes in Telluride and Ophir. In all
likelihood the same action will be
taken in every mining camp in the
Big Pipe Line Piar.ned.
Des Moines, Dec. 1.To pipe oil
from the oil fields of Kansas to Chi
cago, crossing Missouri, Iowa and Illi
nois, is the task of the Prairie Oil
and Gas company, which has jttbt paid
into the treasury of the state of Iowa
a fee of $2,500 for the privilege of
crossing the state. Th line is now
being built, following the route of the
Atchison, Topeka and Santa -Fe rail
road. The home of the company is at
Neodosha, Kan. ^s, r
Amount of Cotton Ginned.
Washington, Dec. 1.The census
bureau has issued a report by* states
and territoiies of the quantity of cot
ton ginned from the growth of 1S04
up to Nov. 14, showing that 29,611
ginneries had been operated this sea
son up to that time and that these had
ginned 9,906,057 running bales. Count
ing round bales as half bales the num
fcw is 9,786,646.
Wooden Soled Shoes
BOY GUiLTY OF HOLDUP.
Chicago Youth Sentenced to Peniten
tiary for Life.
Chicago, Dec. 1.Orrin^Cox, seven
teen years old, son of resp'ectable par
ents in Kensington, a suburb, has
been sentenced to life imprisonment in
Judge Chetlain's coui't on a charge of
robbery. The severe penalty was in
flicted because Cox, when committing
the crime, was armed with a loaded
Tho crime for which he was con
victed was committed on Sept. 18.
Cox and 1wo companions entered a
Chicago restaurant. Revolvers were
displayed and the customers robbed
under thi^uls of death. The youthful
criminals scured $110 and made their
escape, but Cox was arrested soon aft
FOR DEATH OF HUSBAND.
Wife Gets Verdict of $40,CC3 Against
an Eiectric Company.
New Yoik, Dec. 1.A verdict for
$40,000 damages has been awarded in
the supreme court to IVLrs. Anna Mor
haid, wife of a Staten Island physician
who was killed a year ago in the cellar
of his home by an electric shock.
The defendant company supplied the
current that illuminated Dr. Morhard's
home and the suit was brought on the
allegation that fche transformer used
to i educe the electric current before
it entered tho house was out of order.
When the doctor touched an inrandes
cent buib to turn on the current it was
asserted he received a death shock
from 2,400 volts.
ACCEPTED A BRIBE."
Former Milwaukee Alderman Given
i One Yeai's Imprisonment.
Milwaukee, Dec. 1.Former Alder
man William Murphy of the Third
ward of this city has been sentenced
by Judge Tarrant in the circuit court
to one year's imprisonment at hard
labor in the Milwaukee county house
of conection. Murphy was found
guilty of soliciting and accepting a
bii'oe while a member of the common
council in connection with a sidetrack
QUARREL OVER A WOMAN-
as well as a large one and costs only $6.00.
Sent to .former Chicago Detective
a Prison for Murder. ,4^
Chicago, Dec. 1.Ex-Detective Dan
hi Kiplcy, nephew of the late Joseph
Kipley, chief of the Chicago police dv
paitmeut, was sentenced to the, peni-j
ng the day. Kipley was
convicted oi the minder of Joseph I
Hopkins in a quarrel over a woman.
The tragedy revealed Hopkins as a
Ea"blower in Chicago and a respected
churchgoer in a suburb. Counsel for
the defendant will endeavor to secure
a writ of supersedeas.
Irv Dry Goods, Clothing, Shoes,
a^nd Men's Furnishing Goods.
.00 per suti. 1 lot Children's Shirts, Pants and Drawers at a discount of 10 per
cent. Men's Heavy White Knii All-Wool Underwear (Northfield make) $3.50 a suit
There is not another store in Minnesota that sells Reliable Furs as low
as we do. Just pick up a Duluth or Twin City paper 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 is lined with skinner satin.
Ladies' White Silk and Wool Combinations Suits
you'll not see them in another Bemidji store at
Our stock of Shoes is the finest in the city Leather Shoes, Rubber
Shoeb, Felt Shoes, Felt Boots, Moccasins, Sheep Skin Socks and Wk
Black Cat Hose for men, women and children from 25 cents 1
to 50 cents per pair.
Bemidji, Minnesota. JJ.
Bemidji Commercial College
is now in a position teach
aoy and all subjects taught
by that school for $1.00 per
week nights, and $1.50 per
week days, straight. All
"Hit the Trail" fop the
Lewis & Clark Exposition
At Portland, Oregon, in 1905
Northern Pacific Railway
Which follows closely the Original Trail
of the Great Explorers.
G. W. McCASKEY, Dis't Passenger Agent!*
4th and Broadway, St. Paul/Minn.
Send four cents for Lewis and Clark booklet to 'k
A. M. CIeland, General Passenger Agent, St. Paul, fifinii.
P. J. CONWAY, PrinapalZ^ 3
Box 744, 108 Sixth Street, between
Bemidji and Beltrami Avenues.
For Sale or Rent
One store building, 24x60
plate glass front hardwood
floors good basement and
barn second floor contains
eight nice, light rooms.
Will sell on easy terms.
0'LEARY & BOWSER
-e-jt Bemldfi. Minnesota*..
TEN CENTS PER WEEK v*/^1.
at from $30 to
0 see the little machine, it sews
-J 2. $
ypjfffi Up-to-Date Work"
las? Prices Reasonable.
.*3ii Enlarging, Framing
Two Doors East of City Drag Store.