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THE BEMIDJI DAILY PIONEER
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It took the American people just
as long to learn the necessity of
laws for the protection of the game
of the country as it did to learn
that means must be taken to save
the timber. The supply of game
was supposed to be as inexhaustible
as the supply of wood, and the
rifle and the ax were unceasingly
There are strong game laws today
in nearly every state of the Union,
and in most of the states they are
fairly well enforced. Education
has done a good work, and the
younger generation of Americans
has been taught to shoot only in
season and then to shoot only the
birds and mammals that the law
allows to be shot.
The clause in the interstate com
merce law which forbids the ship
ment of illegally killed game from
one state to another has served to
save several species of birds from
extinction. The market shooters
are afraid of Uncle Sam, even
though they are given to laugh at
state efforts to suppress their killing
trade. The Federal law has made
it fairly certain that deer, prairie
chicken, quail and some other animal
species will have a long lease of life.
Sentiment and the law combined
aid in the work of saving the useful
song birds. The worst enemy of
the beneficial birds today is the
newly arrived immigrant. Many of
the Italians who go into the country
to work on the railroads and those
of them who live in the smaller
towns make song-bird killing their
Other foreigners \re not guiltless
in the matter. Game wardens can
not be everywhere, and in their ab
absence the Italians, with their
cheap shotguns, kill robins, meadow
larks, bobolinks and other birds by
There are some Americans who
are just as bad, yes, and worse, than
the foreigners. The latter eat the
birds they kill. The former in the
sheer wantoness of sport will shoot
into a flock of birds and leave the
dead and wounded where they fall.
It is a common practice of some men
who probably think they are sports
men to shoot into close flying flocks
of black birds just to see the birds
Education can reach some men,
but their own shotgun methods are
the only ones that others will under
stand and heed. There is much be
ing done to save wild life of the
country, but there is plenty of room
for the expansion of effort.
ORDERED TOSOUTH AMERICA
British Squadron Now in South Af
Port Elizabeth, Cape Colony,
S .Orders have been given that the
British squadron under the command
of Rear Admiral Sir Percy Scott pro
ceed to South America on the com
pletion of its South African pro
gramme. The squadron consists of
the cruisers Good Hope, Antrim, Car
narvon and Devonshire.
London, Oct. 31It was declared
at the foreign office that the sending
SIR PERCY SCOTT.
of the squadron under Sir Percy Scott
to South America was in no way con
nected with the present Venezuelan
The government has not heard from
Sir Vincent Corbett, the British min
ister to Venezuela, since it sent him
Instructions to investigate and take
requisite action in the matter of the
seizure by Venezuela of the British
schooner Lady Kensington off the isl
and of Margarita and the imprison-
Show No Interest in Ameri
can Battleship Fleet
LOCAL OFFICIALS BLAMED
Popular Feeling Due to Resentment
at the Severe Measures Taken to
Exclude the Public From Participa
tion in the Celebration Planned in
Honor of the Nation's Distinguished
Amoy, China, a*. The Chinese
people are apathetic regarding the ar
rival here of the Second squadron of
the United States Atlantic fleet. Only
a few natives turned out to witness
the arrival of the battleships, com
posing, as they do, the strongest naval
force that ever entered this porl.
Only 100 Chinese guests will be ad
mitted to tbe grounds on which the
celebrations planned for the recep
tion of the American officers and sail
ors will be held and the resentment at
the severe measures taken to exclude
the Chinese from participation in the
celebration is the cause of the apathy
The British consul has issued a cir
cular stating that the local officials
have declined to issue more than six
ty passes to the enclosure to British
subjects and that in consequence he
will refuse to accept a pass.
The fleet appeared off Taitan island
at 6 30 a m, having been met ten
miles out at sea by the Chinese tor
pedo boat Feiying, which escorted the
ships to their anchorage. Immediate
ly the ships came to anchor Captain
Patton of the supply ship Culgoa,
which had preceded the squadron,
boarded Admiral Emory's flagship,
closely followed by the harbor master.
Admiral Sah, commander of the Chi
nese squadron, who boarded the flag
ship at 10 o'clock, left with Admiral
Emory the cards of Prince Tu Lang
ond Liang Tun Yen, vice president of
the foreign board, the imperial repre
sentatives sent by the government at
Peking to welcome the fleet. Captain
Dolwigh of the German cruiser Niobe,
the only foreign naval vessel in the
harbor, also called to pay his respects
to Admiral Emory, as d* Julian H.
Arnold, the American consul at Amoy.
American patrols have been landed
and are stationed on the beach and
along the roads No officers or men
will be allowed to enter the native
city of Amoy.
FOURTH MAN IMPLICATED
Convicted Briber Supplements Dra
San Francisco, Cit JLA fourth
name has been added to the trio ac
cused in the confession of E A. S.
Blake, the convicted jury briber, who
declared that he had been offered
$10,000 and a pension of $100 per
month for his wife to serve a term in
the penitentiary without revealing the
identity of his alleged confederates.
According to the statements made by
Blake to District Attorney Langdon,
supplementing the dramatic confes
sion he made in the open courtroom,
Martin Stevens, an attorney, was
made custodian of notes for $10,000,
alleged to have been executed by
Abraham Ruef, now on trial for brib
ery. Stevens, when asked to explain
Blake's accusations, refused to make
any statement except under oath.
Stevens was attorney for Blake when
the latter was first accused of having
offered $1,000 to John M. Kelley, a
venireman, in order that Kelley
should attempt to qualify on the Ruef
jury and vote for acquittal.
RESISTS BEING LYNCHED.
Prisoner Shot te Death in His Cell at
Kingston, Tenn, e-* "1*A mob
of about thirty men attacked the
Roane county jail and killed George
Cook, held on a charge of killing John
King, a ferryman, at Southwest Point,
a few weeks ago. Of the members of
the mob all save two were masked
and these unmasked men were stran
gers to the sheriff It is presumed
the men intended to hang Cook, as
they had a rope in their possession.
However, when his cell was reached
he offered resistance and produced a
razor. With this weapon he made a
defense and cut one of the men in
the mob. This, it appears, enraged
the invaders and Cook was quickly
The sheriff's deputies are scouring
the country in quest of evidence as to
the members of the mob. Governor
Patterson will be asked to offer a re
ward for their apprehension.
DIES SUDDENLY AT OTTAWA
Hon. Thomas Greenway, Former Pre
mier of Manitoba.
Winnipeg, Man, "Jzt. !.Hon
Thomas Greenway, former premier of
Manitoba and member of the railway
commission of Canada, died unexpect
edly in Ottawa, aged seventy years.
He was head of the government which
broke the Canadian Pacific railway
monopoly in Western Canada and
brought the Northern Pacific railway
into Manitoba twenty years ago, it
being the first rival railway of the
Canadian Pacific to enter this coun
TESTIFY FOR MRS. GOULD
Relatives Deny That She Used Liquor
New York, 0 t. i.Testimony cal
culated to upset the contention of
Howard Gould that his wife, Kathar
ine Clemmons Gould, on frequent oc
casions drank to excess and conduct
ed herself in an unseemly manner
was offered by Elijah W. Sells and his
daughter Marjorie in conneotion with
Mr. Gould's suit for ^divorce. Sells
and_his daughter, who_jare^dislantly
related to *Mrs. Gould, gave their lei-1
timony before a referee for use when,
the case comes to trial. Their testi
mony was taken at this time because
they are about to leave for Europe.
Mr. Sells said he-had frequently vis
ited Mrs Gould and she had also been
a guest at his home. He had never
seen her under the influence of liquor,
nor had he ever seen her act other
wise than in a ladylike manner. Mrs.
Gould never drank more than one
cocktail, a single pint of wine and
two cordials at dinner, he said. He
had heard that Mr. Gould charged
that during the month of June Mrs.
Gould was drunk and helpless at Cas
tle Gould, he said, while as a matter
of fact she was at his home at North
Castle, driving horses and tandems
and leading an outdoor life.
Three Men in Duel All Dead.
Lafayette, Ga., c~J
ai.In a ter
rific revolver fight with two brothers,
John and Charles Henderson, Sheriff
John Carlock was mortally wounded,
but continued to fire upon his adver
saries until both were dead. The Hen
dersons operated a coal mine near
here and the sheriff was called upon
to serve warrants upon them for
minor offenses. The men refused to
be served and opened fire on the offi
cers. The brothers were both shot
through the heart and the sheriff died
later from a body wound.
SAY GREAT SUMS
Experts Report on Chicago-Mil
waukee Electric Line.
2**-Ten million dol
lars in round figures out of a total of
$18,000,000 put up by investors for the
bankrupt Chicago and Milwaukee
Electric Railway company has gone
into something else besides construc
tion, according to reports of certified
accountants to the receivers appoint
ed by Federal Judge Peter S. Gross
The reports show that $8,454,000,
including the floating debt, have been
spent in the construction of the en
tire road. Outstanding against this is
a total bond and certificate issue of
$16 000,000 and other debts amounting
to $2,169,000, making a total debt of
$18,169,000 The difference between
this amount and the money actually
expended on the road is $9,715,000.
Only a hazy idea of the ultimate dis
position of this $9,715,000 exists out
side the circle of the promoters of
the company. A tremendously large
amount was dissipated in the selling
of bonds at extremely low prices. Un
til affairs are probed thoroughly the
investors will not know all of the
quicksand that sucked in their money.
The Wisconsin division of the road
is the n.ost striking example of ex
traordinary financing The actual
cost of the construction was $2,250,-
000 Against this is a debt of $13,-
MORE COAST ARTILLERY.
Will Be Sent From New York to Phil
ippines via Suez Canal.
Washington, '_ 21.Four com
panies of coast artillery from the At
lantic coast will be sent to the Phil
ippines about March 1 next, making
the journey from New York via the
Suez canal. The order is in accord
ance with the plan adopted for im
provement of the fortifications of the
Philippines. One gun company will
be located at Fort Wmt, Grande isl
and, at the entrance of Sibley bay,
and two gun companies and one mine
company will be located at Fort Mills,
on Corregidor island, at the mouth of
Manila bay. About Dec. 1 two mine
planters will be sent to the Philip
There are at this time only two
companies of coast artillery in th&
ESCAPE WITH LIGHT FINES
Contractors Plead Guilty to Plunder
ing City of Boston.
_!.--officials of two of
the largest .structural steel com
panies in the city, David Andrews,
president of the Boston bridge works,
and Charles N. Fitts, secretary of the
New England Structural company,
pleaded guilty to an indictment charg
ing them with collusion in obtaining
contracts from the city of Boston.
Each paid a fine of $1,000 and in addi
tion paid $5,000 to the city for extra
profits which the two companies are
said to have derived from the con
tracts. G0MPERS CONTINUES ACTIVE
Urges Labor to "tand True to the
Cause of Human Freedom."
Washington, C-. oxSamuel Gom
pers, president of the American Fed
eration of Labor, announced that he
was sending out for distribution
among union labor people throughout
the country a special issue of the
American Federationist, containing
articles defining labor's attitude inThe
present political campaign. Mr. Gom
pers also sent telegrams to practically
every labor organization in the coun
try urging his followers to "redoubled
activity and alertness and to stand
true to the great cause of human free
dom involved in this campaign."
Storm on New England Coast.
Boston, O"* l.The New England
coast was visited by a storm of wind
and rain of greater severity than has
been experienced since last winter.
The storm center was in the vicinity
of Nantucket and Cape Cod bore the
brunt of the gale Even the twin
screw turbine steamer Tale of the
Metropolitan line, bound from New
York to Boston, could not weather the
cape and had to join a fleet of coast
ers anchored utfier protection of Mon
A. bottomless well has been discov
ered at Juarez, Mexico. That must be
the hiding place of all of the para
mount issues Mr. Bryan has deserted.
WOLD DY CURTIS
MorseFlatly Contradicts Bis
EXPLAINS ACTS AT LENGTH
Financier and Promoter, on the Stand
in His Own Defense, Declares the
Bank of North America Never
Busted That It Closed Down for
Liquidation and That All Depos*
itors Have Been Paid in Full.
'Morse, who, with Alfred H. Curtis,
(former president of the National Bank
of North America, is on trial in the
criminal branch of the United States
circuit court en a charge of conspiracy
and violation of the national banking
laws, continued on the stand when
the trial was resumed. He said he
accepted full responsibility for the so
called dummy loans made in the
name of Leslie B. Whiting, a nine
teen-year-old office boy. The loans
were made by Mr. Curtis and Mr.
Wire, as officials of the National Bank
of North America, said Mr. Morse, but
in making them they had acted at his
request and he considered himself re-
C. W. MORSE.
sponsible for the loans. If the loans
were not reported to the comptroller
of the currency, however, the omis
sion was not due to any request made
by him and the act of omission was
without his knowledge.
Coming to the loan made by Wes
ley M. Oler, president of the Amer
ican Ice company, on 1,000 shares of
ice stock, Morse said he had been as
sured of lasting gratitude by Oler be
cause of his action in that instance.
When his attention was called to the
testimony of Mr. Oler in the present
trial to the effect that he had tipped
Morse to sell, the 1,000 shares of ice
when the stock was sellfhg"\t 90, but
that Morse had refused to sell, saying
that it would go to 110, Morse said.
"If he had wanted to sell that ice at
90 he could have done so. It was his
own stock and not mine. I never re
fused to sell it. The statement is
Fiatly Contradicts Curtis.
Continuing his testimony Mr. Morse
flatly contradicted the statement al
leged to have been made to him by
his eo-defendant that he had "busted"
the National Bank of North America.
"Curtis never said anything of the
kind to me," said Mr. Morse, when
his counsel questioned him with ref
erence to this statement, which was
made by a witness for the prosecu
tion. "The bank never was busted,"
he was continuing, when the prosecu
tion objected. His counsel protested
that the witness should be permitted
to continue and show that the bank
continued in operation until Jan. 31
that it was then closed for liquidation
only that all depositors have been
paid In full and that several million
dollars ef real estate and securities
remain for stockholders. Judge Hough
sustained the objection of the prose
cution. Morse spent much time ex
plaining his acts in connection with
the National Bank of North America
and maintained that everything he did
was dene in the full light and in the
when Mr. Morse started to tell of a
conversation he had in this city with
Comptroller of the Currency Ridgely
in October and November, 1907, coun
sel for the prosecution objected and
was sustained by the court. "I want
to show," said ex-Congressman Little
field, counsel for Mr. Morse, in argu
ing against the objection, "that Comp
troller Ridgely in those conversations
not only absolved Mr. Morse from all
responsibility concerning the affairs
of the National Bank of North Amer
ica, but even discussed going into the
banking business with him."
Morse said that since 1905 he had
done business to the extent of $65,-
000,000 with the National Bank of
North America and his pass hooks
show that he always kept "an average
balance of a little less than $200,000."
Confidence More General.
New "York, I Dispatches to
Dun's Trade Review indicate that the
feeling of confidence is becoming
more general and the volume of busi
less is also accelerated by seasonable
$ioo Reward, $ioo.
The readers of this paper will be pleased
to learn that there Is at least one dreaded
disease that science has been able to cure in
all Its stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall's
Catarrh Cure is the only positive cure now
known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh
being a constitutional disease, requires a
constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is taken internally, acting directly
upen the blood ana mucous surfaces of the
system, thereby destroying' the foundation
of the disease, andgiving: the patient strength
bybuilding up the constitution and assisting
nature in doing its work. The proprietors
have so much faith In its curative powers
that they offer One Hundred Dollars for any
case that it fails to cure. Send for list of
Address F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo. O.
Sold by all Druggists. 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
Long Distance Wireless Work.
Seattle, Wash., Ci. &!.*For the
first time* in the history of the wire
less a steamer between San Francisco
and Honolulu has been In commvnkMi*
tlon with both stations at the smo
time. This took pljpe aboard the
steamer I.urline of the Hatt
gallon company, whish talk*
same time to both ports wfcte Jttii
iles o^ of San Franclseo fcouni fot
Banker and Philanthropist.
New York, *fc ^.Hugh Kollr,
banker, sugar manufacturer and phil
anthropist, died at his residence la
this city, aged fifty years. Ho Mfc\
been ill three weeks. Mr. Kelly ws)
horn in Chicago and entered the West
Indian trade in 1871, being later pvoja
inently identified with sugar interest*
in Cuba, Porto Rico and Santo' Do
BLAZE IN HOLD
BURNS FIVE DAYS
Steamer Finally Reaches Port
Under Her Own Steam.
San Juan, Porto Rico, *Jt. Zl.The
steamer H. V. Luckenhach, from New
York for San Juan, arrived here with
the fire in her hold still burning. All
her passengers and crew are well.
The former numbered thirty-one. The
fire was discovered at 4 o'clock in the
morning of Oct. 26, when the vessel
was 580 miles south of Sandy Hook.
The passengers were at once awak
ened and the small boats were brought
out, provisioned and made ready to
lower away in case it should become
necessary to abandon the steamer.
At 6 o'clock in the morning of the
26th the steamer Philadelphia of the
Red line sighted the plight of the
Luckenbach and signalled to her. The
Philadelphia answered, "I am coming
alongside." She drew near and acted
as a convoy until the Luckenbach
reached here. Both vessels came into
The heat and smoke from the fire
forced the passengers to withdraw
from their cabins and temporary cots
and eating tables were placed on the
promenade deck for them. It was
impossible to gain access to the hold.
The officers did not dare to open the
hatches to combat the fire in the fear
that the draft thus created would fan
the flames. Holes were bored in the
deck and all the steam it was pos
sible to spare from the engines was
forced through them into the hold.
Water also was pumped below. Sev
eral members of the crew were over
come by the fumes during the work
of putting these fire extinguishing
plans into operation, but they were
All the straw votes seem to make
political hay for Taft and Sherman.
TO CURB A COLD IN ONE DAY.
Take LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine Tablets.
Druggists refund money if it fails to cure.
E W. GROVE'S signature is on each box. 25c.
ConsuHvour doctor fredy about meJi-
Ip Taik with your doctor about Ayer's non
alcoholic Sarsaparilla. Ask him if he pre
scribes ita for pale, delicate children. Ask
hims ifh he recommends it when the blood
eal matter*. He knouts. Trust him. weak and unsteady. Ask him if it aids nature
Do as he sags. Follow his adoice. in buildingupthe general health.J-c.AyerCo.,
BUY A GOOD LOT
With the growth of Bemidji
good lots are becoming
scarcer and scarcer. We
still have a number of good
lots in the residence part of
town which w?U be sold on
For farther particulars write or call
Bemidfi Townsite and Im
H. A. SIMONS. Agent. Swedback Block, Bemidji.
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all the standard makes of
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uniform price of 75'cents for
all ribbons except the two-
and three-color ribbons and
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