VOLUME 2. NUMBEE 203.
Charleston, West Va., Dec. 1.The
suspension bridge connecting East
and West Charleston, collapsed this
morning before nine o'clock. Many
school children were crossing the
bridge at the time and there were six
BIG JAP VESSEL SUNK.
Three Hundred Lives Reported Lost
London, Dec. 15.The Daily Tele
graph's correspondent at Chefoo gives
a rumor of the sinking of a big Japa
nese warship off Port Arthur on Nov.
30, 300 persons being drowned, and
another rumor that two Russian tor
pedo boat destroyers were sunk by
the Japanese on Nov. 26. The first of
these reported disasters is probably
only another version of the sinking of
the Japanese cruiser Saiyen.
""STORY PURELY FICTION.
Russian Cruiser Askold Will Remain
Disarmed at Shanghai.
St. Petersburg, Dee. 15.The admi
ralty characterizes the statement from
Shanghai, published in London, that
arrangements were being made to take
out the Russian cruiser Askold to join
Admiral Rojestvensky's squadron as
a piece of fiction. Nothing of the sort
U\ contemplated. A telegram from the
captain of the Askold a few days ago
reported that there was no change in
Suspension Bridge at Charleston Breaks
and Many School Children
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teams on the bridge. All were
plunged into the icy waters 50 feet be
low. All the drivers and half a dozen
children were rescued but it is thought
that between 10 and 15 children per
ished. 12 pairs of horses were also
BOY AND TEAM KILLED.
Caught by Cavein in a Sandpit Near
Madison, Wis., Dec. 15.Under re
markable circumstances Harry Reeves,
a widow's son, twelve years old, was
killed by a cavein at the sandpit a
mile south of Madison. His team was
also killed. The boy was in the em
ploy of E. C. Planer, whose own son,
Harry, fourteen years old, was killed
in the same place and in the same
way two years ago. At that time the
dead body of the Planer boy was dug
out by young Reeves, whose death
during the day was such a peculiar
NOSE BLOWING CAUSED DEATH.
School Girl Suffering From Cold Dies
Winona, Minn., Dec. 15.Blowing
her nose too hard caused the death of
Mary Meilke, a girl fifteen years old,
residing near St. Charles. The vio
lent effort produced hemorrhage of the
brain. This was the finding of Coro
ner Muir, who investigated the case.
The girl was dressing for school when
her sudden death occurred. She had
been suffering from a cold.
A Great Christmas
The best of everything for Christmas in Fancy Goods, fi
Novelties, Toys, Children's Books and Fancy Sta-
tionery. Yo cannot help being pleased when
you see our beautiful Holiday Stock which
is as complete as it is beautiful.
W. Don't fail to see our special attractions in Cuff and Collar Boxes, Dressing
fU and Toilet Cases, Albums, Fancy Glass and Chinaware, Glove and Handkerchief
Boxes, also our big assortment of Lamps, Cracker Jars, Silverware, Books and
9 Dolls and Doll Heads. S
5 Celluloid Heads, unbreakable and no paint to to come off. China and Bisque
Heads in all sizes and prices. China, Bisque and Kid Dolls. All the latest Charac-
ter Dolls, such as Happy Hooligan, Foxy Grandpa etc. W
Don't worry about what to get for Christmas but come in and see our line.
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S Don't forget that we are Giving away a Beautiful $12 tripleplated gold clock. S
P_[ Come in and see how you oan get it. We will give some one a beautiful present at 12
1M o'clock Christmas Eve.
Pawnbroker Stern Fails to Identify
New York, Dec. 15.A dramatic in
cident occurred during the day in the
criminal branch of the supreme court
when Nan Patterson, on trial before
Justice Vernon M. Davis for the mur
der of Caesar Young, stood up in the
courtroon and faced Pawnbroker Hy
man Stern, the witness who sold the
revolver with which Young was killed.
Stern was unable to identify the pris
oner as the woman who accompanied
the man to whom he sold the revolver.
He was not certain whether this man
had a smooth face or wore a mous
tache. He was not asked to identify
the photograph of J. Morgan Smith.
Police Captain Sweeny was recalled
and identified the photograph. He
said he saw Smith on June 8, last,
and gave him a grand jury subpoena.
Objection was made to the introduc
tion as evidence of a copy of the sub
poena served by the witness and the
jury was excused while Justice Davis
listened to argument of counsel.
Mr. Rand informed the court that
the theory of the prosecution is that
Smith and his wife were co-conspira
tors against Young, although they had
not planned to kill him.
Much of the testimony Tuesday was
given by experts as to the result of
their examination of skin taken from
Young's fingers. Dr. Ernest J. Leder
ly said that a microscopical examina
tion of the bits of skin had failed to
discover traces of powder.
SERVING TERM IN JArL.
Boston Alderman Re-Elected in Spite
or His Confinement.
Boston, Dec. 15.The most sensa
tional feature of the city election hero
ie the triumphant re-election to the
board of alderman of James M. Curley
of the Seventeenth ward. Curley at
present occupies a cell in the county
jail, to which he was sentenced for two
months for conspiracy against the
A year ago, while his case was be
fore the appellate court, he was re
elected and now, after the brand of a
convict has been placed upon him, he
again is stamped with popular ap
proval. His vote is the second highest
on the list. Curley has carried on his
campaign from his cell.
The offense which Curley committed
was that of falsely impersonating a
constituent in a civil service examina
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1904.
BREAK TUP LOBBYING
ORDERS ISSUED TO INVESTIGATE
SECRETARY OF RURAL CAR-
POSTAL AUTHORITIES BECOME ACTIVE
ANY EMPLOYE WHO TRIES TO IN-
FLUENCE LEGISLATION TO
Washington, Dec. 15.Orders were
Issued during the day for an investi
gation of Secretary Tumber of the Ru
ral Carriers' association, whose signa
ture is signed to papers in the posses
sion of the postal authorities sent to
candidates for: congress asking them
as to their position, on legislation af
fecting the carriers.
The postal authorities are deter
mined to break up the alleged lobby
ing which they claim has been going
on here in connection with proposed
measures affecting the interests of pos
tal employes. It is anticipated at the
postofflqe department that the removal
of the heads of these two organizations
will be sufficient warning to the postal
employes to strictly observe the or
ders prohibiting, any attempts, indi
vidually or through an association, to
influence legislation Any employe who
shall hereafter contribute for any such
purpose will be instantly removed
from the service
It became known during the day
that the president of the Association
of Railway Mail Clerks recently asked
for authority to come to Washington
to press various claims in the interest
of his order. The request was refused.
TOOK. A FOURTH WIFE.
Mormon Apostle Soon' After Became
III and Died.
Washington, Dec. 15.When the
Senator Reed Smoot investigation was
continued during the day George Rey
nolds, a high official of the Mormon
church, was recalled to correct his tes^
timony and then Mrs.'Fred Ellis of
Salt Lake was sworn. She is the
daughter of Angus Gannon and mar
ried her cousin, Abram Cannon, when
she was nineteen years of age. She
testified that she was Abram Cannon's
first plural wife and that her husband
married Lillian Hamlin, on June 18,
1896. He was at^hat time one of the
twelve apostles. Mr. Cannon, accord
ing to the witnessj then had. three
wives and he told her he "ifitended to
marry Lillian Hamlin,
Mrs. Ellis told of the departure of
Mr. Cannon and Miss Hamlin, accom
panied by President Smith, who is
said to have performed the marriage
ceremony on the high seas, and of
They returned about July 6, 1896.
Mr. Cannon was ill and died about
three weeks later, "He confessed on
his deathbed that he married Miss
Hamlin," said Mrs. Ellis, "and he said
'I have never had a well day since.'
I think it killed him," the witness
EQUAL RIGHTS FOR INDIANS.
Bill to Be Introduced Gives Them Title
to Their Lands.
Washington, Dec. 15.Representa-
tive Steenerson of Minnesota intends
to introduce, after the holiday recess,
a bill which, if passed, would revolu
tionize the Indian affairs of the gov
ernment, as it would grant to the In
dians all the rights now possessed by
citizens of the United States.
Mr. Steenerson would give to the In
dians in fee the lands they now oc
cupy, would pay them pro rata the
trust funds now in the treasury and
would eliminate entirely the tribal re
lations. This policy, which he has not
yet worked out in detail, would in his
opinion, eliminate the Indian question
within twenty-five years.
He would not force the new relation
upon the Indians at once, but would
introduce it gradually, requiring the
Indian bureau to relinquish much of
the responsibility it now carries and
place it upon the shoulders of the in
dividuals, TRAINING SHIP FOR DULUTH.
Vessel Will Be Provided for the Naval
Washington, Dec. 15.Representa-
tive J. Adam Bede called at the navy
department and renewed his request
that the Fern be turned over to the
Minnesota naval militia at Duluth.
Assistant Secretary Darling said
that if the Fern was not given the na
val militia arrangements would be
made to give Zenith City sailors some
other vessel before the 1st of July.
SIGNED JN WASHINGTON.
Arbitration Treaty Between United
States and Italy.
Washington, Dec. 15.A treaty of
arbitration between Italy and the
United States was signed during the
day at the, state department by Baron
Mayor des" Planches, the Italian am
bassador, and Secretary Hay. The
treaty is identical with other arbitra
tion treaties signed by this country.
WILL REQUIRE SOME TIME.
New Form of Arbitration Treaty Pro
i j-c-'^'v posed by Russia. itf^\^
'/"Washington, Dec, 15.Russia '"fills
i submitted to this government a new
form of arbitration treaty which that
country is willing to negotiate. As
the Russian draft differs, radically from
that suggested by Secretary Hay it is
expected, the negotiations will require
CAN SQUAT UNTIL MAY* 15.
Then Land Adjoining Cass Lake Must
EStflf Be Vacated. pp^
Washington, Dec. 15.Land Com
missioner Richards has announced
i that the squatters on the ten sections
of I'eserved lands adjoining the town
of Cass Lake, Minn., would be given
linliLMay 15 next to vacate.
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OIL FIELDS ARE RUINED.
Curious Upheavals of the Earth Play
Havoc at Humble, Tex.
Houston, Tex., Dec. 15.An internal
disturbance, resembling a combined
earthquake and volcanic eruption, has
wrecked the oil fields at Humble, Tex.,
seventeen miles north of Houston.
Clouds of vapor issued from the
wells and froin fissures in the earth
gushed streams of mud, oil and water.
Rocks and pebbles were thrown high
in the air and fell in a scattering
shower for nearly an hour.
Derricks and expensive drilling ma
chinery were wrecked and small frame
houses on the hill on which the wells
were located were beaten to earth by
the shower of rocks, some of which
weighed 100 pounds. Experts say the
upheavals have ruined the field.,
Further Disorders Occur in Streets of
Moscow. Dec. 15.There was an
other student demonstration here dur
ing the day, at which the students
shouted "Down with arbitrariness."
The town council has telegraphed to
Interior -Minister Sviatopolk-Mirsky a
petition in support of the zemstvo
The humane society has asked for
permission to aid in the relief of the
sufferers in Bessarabia.
PARAGUAY REBELS VICTORS.
Treaty of Peace Is Complete Triumph
Buenos Ayres, Dec. 15.A treaty of
peace between the government of Par
aguay and the revolutionists has been
signed by President Ezcurra and Gen
eral Ferreira. The treaty makes com
plete the triumph of the revolution
and is based upon the resignation of
President Ezcurra and the election of
Senor Gauna, a supporter of the rev
olution, to the presidency.
Land Fraud Cases Postponed.
Portland, Ore., Dec. 15.On motion
of Francis Peney, prosecutor for the
government in the land fraud cases,
Judge Bellinger during the day post
poned the trial of various persons ac
cused of defrauding the government of
public lands until next March. The
reasons for the postponement are not
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send us your
$25.00, is now $20.00-
1 Ladies' Silk Waists
Ladies' Belts and Combs
Cleveland, Dec. 15.The special
venire of the grand jury during the
day returned five indictments against
Mrs. Chadwick, four indictments
against President Beckwith of the Cit
izens' National bank of Oberlin and
four against Cashier Spear of the same
CASE OF MRS. CHADWICK.
Task of Empanelling a Grand Jury Be
gins at Cleveland.
Cleveland, Dec. 15.The task of em
panelling the federal grand jury, which
is, to consider the case of Mrs. Chad
wick commenced during the morning,
but it is not certain that there will
be any indictment returned immedi
ately. United States District Attor
ney Sullivan said:
"Mrs. Chadwick's waiving examina
tion is in itself sufficient to hold her
over to the next term of the federal
court and there is now no such weed
Of quick work as would Have been
necessary if she had elected to stand
an examination in New York."
The connty grand jury also was in
session at the same time as the body
in the federal building. It was ad
mitted in the office of County Prose
cutor Keeler that an indictment would
probably be found against Mrs Chad
wick in connection with the $5,000,000
Carnegie note. The indictment has
been written out and lacks only offi
O'LEARY & BOWSER
iBf __________________ have but two left in the extra fine ones. They will
5 make nice Christmas presents. We have reduced the price. One, a black, full satin
B_[ lined $32.00 coat is now, $25.00 Another a fine blue kersey, full satin lined price JK
waist to buy yonr Christmas turkey.* All our $7.00, $6.50 and $6.00 waists, are now
priced at $4.95. -_
ment of ladies' belts and combs at reduced prices. "M^
doll buggies, sleds and chairs.
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Mens* and Boys' Clothing 7t__*t_A.w__-
mens' and boys' suits and overcoats at this store. Just on. a $10.00 suit or overcoat
l_goodscandy v*y velvets,apenny and butter cupsi
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TEN CENTS PER WEEK
FIVE INDICTMENTS I
IFOR MRS CHADWICK
President Beetwith and Cashier Spear of
the Oberlin Bank Each Dra
CARNEGIE WI LL ATTEND TRIAL.
Unable, However, to Be Present at
Cleveland, O., Dec. 15.District At
torney Sullivan during the evening re
ceived word from Andrew Carnegie
that he was suffering from lumbago
and would not be able to attend the
grand juiy investigation which com
menced on Wednesday. Mr. Carnegie
will, however, attend the trial of Mrsv
Chadwick when it comes offc-
Out of our immense stock of Ladies' Tourist Coats we JH
We are bound to give extra values for Christ
mas. We will save you enough on a silk
Shoes- Booth Ideal Patent Kid, Goodyear Welt $4.00 shoes
s% & can save by buymg^your
will show an extra large assort- JH
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ARRIVES IN CLEVELAND. ~W'
Mrs. Chadwick Returns to Face Accu-5
sations Against Her.
Cleveland, Dec. 15.The train bear
ing Mrs. Chadwick pulled into the
Union station at 2:10 p. m. An im
mense crowd was in and around the
station. Escorted by the deputy mar
shals who accompanied her from New
York Mrs. Chadwick slowly crossed
the platform and entered a waiting
carriage, which immediately started
for the federal building.
A few moments later the party ar
rived at the entrance of the federal
building. Mrs. Chadwick was assisted
from the carriage and, leaning heavily
upon the arms of the deputy marshals,
entered the elevator for the office of
United States Marshal Chandler on the
Mrs. Chadwick at once went into
conference with Sheldon Keruish, her
attorney. At the conclusion of a half
hour's talk with Keruish Mrs. Chad
wick waived any formal examination
and later she was taken to the county
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