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VOL. I. NO.
BREACH Of FAITH
RUSSIA'S ACTION REGARDED AS
DIRECT ATTACK ON AMERI-
THREE NATIONS WIIL PROTEST
UNITED STATES WILL JOIN WITH
GREAT BRITAIN AND
WILL CALL A HALT ON RUSSIA
CHINA WILL BE URGED TO
TURN DOWN DEMANDS OF
Washington, April 26. The dis-.j
patches from Pekin announcing the
terms which Russia has named to
China for the carrying out of tne
Manchurian agreement were read With
deep concern in diplomatic circles yes
While the diplomats are not' dis
posed, tor obvious reasons, to publicly
comment on them, it is expected that
at least the United States. Great
Britain and Japan will join in a rirm
note to the Chinese government, in
sisting that China do not ugrce to the
conditions which Russia seeks to im
pose. It is rather expected in diplo
matic quarters that the U.ated States
will take the initiative, possibly be
cause of the prompt action taken by
Secretary Hay on one "other occasion
when Russia sought to
Secure an Agreement
with China which was held by this
and other powers to be inimicable to
their interests. The interests of the
United States, Great Britain and Jap
an in Manchuria are such, it is said,
as to bring these countries closely to
gether in this matter.
Secretary Hay will take no action
in the matter until he has communi
cated the facts to the president and"
has learned the latter's wishes.
The present impression here is that
the Russian action is a distinct breach
of faith with the United States. The
Russian government pledged itself
three times formally, and the docu
ments are of record, that the open
door should be maintained in Man
churia and Russian troops would be
withdrawn as soon as peace was re
stored. Finally the latter promise
took the shape of a treaty reinitiation.
No Danger of War
It waspFQvided that the evacuation
should take V)lace witnin three dis
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Wholesale Liquor Dealer
The Pioneer Wholesale Liquor House
of Northern Minnesota
A FULL LINE OF
Imported and Domestic Whiskies,
Brandies, Gins, Rums, Wines and
Cordials Always on Hand
Large and Small Buyers Can Save Mon-
ey and Time by Purchasing at Home.
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
___ Special Distributing Agent for the
JAS. E. PEPPER WHISKEY
i sitouitti-jaaye qua ivir.in.' na on
I (ho Sen of this month according to
that treaty, But a plausible explana
I ticn for a temporary retention of the
remaining Russian troops
by Russia in the claim that the coun
try was still disturbed and that vig
orous military methods wire r.eces
sary in the inter.. =t 01 sanitation.
Officials declare that there is no
I danger of war With Russia over this
i incident. The government of the
I United Stares hr.s recorded its ideas
of what should be done in Manchuria
and as the result of Secretary Hay's
I projected conference with the presi
dent, it is probable that a further re
monstrance will be added. But it is
anticipated that Russia will, for the
time being at least, allay foreign oppo
sition, or at least that of the United
States by carrying out its pledge as to
the open door.
JAPS WOULD FIGHT.
Islanders Are Exasperated by the Ac
tion of Russia.
Tokyo, April 26.Russia's demand
that China cede to it the sovereignty
of Manchuria has roused all Japan.
The statement made by M. Plancon,
Russian' charge d'affaires, that no
further steps will be taken lor the
evacuation of Manchuria until' the
new agreement is signed, has exasper
ated the imoerial statesmen. Vigorous
action is urged on the imperial govern
ment by a large section of the press.
In every circle there is great rejoicing
over the fact that three warships have
been dispatched to New Chwaug It
is thought that the government will
now experience little opposition to its
plans for the increase of the navy.
EXPLOSION IN A MINE.
f-our Men Kiiled and a Score Over
come by Firedamp.
Glace Bay, N. S., April 26.A gas
explosion brought death to four men
and probably fatal injuries to another
in the Reserve colliery yesterday
while firedamp, overcame a score or
more of men who are now in St.
John's hospital. The explosion took
place in the French slope of Reserve
mine. Some gas h?d accumulated in
the level but had been partially re
moved. On this level it is customary
to work with naked lights. Yester
day the five men were at work when
the gas ignited from a lamp and the
Killed by Dynamite.
Winnipeg, Man., April 26.A man
named George Murdoch was lulled by
a dynamite explosion at the Elizabeth
mine near Fort \V"illiajnjrhe dispatch
also reports the snafthouse at the
west end of Silver Mountain mine
Four Men Missing.
Halifax, N. S., April 26.^A disyatch
from Sydney, C. B., says an explosion
has occurred in the Dominion Coal re
serve mine and that' four men are
missing and are supposed to be dead.
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA. $
TRAIN IS ROBBED
BOLDEST PIECE OF WORK EVER
PERPETRATED IN NE-
MEN GET AWAY WITH THOUSANDS
ONE MAN COVERS VICTIMS
WHILE THE OTHER GATORS
RAID STATION WAITING ROOM
SAME MEN RELIEVE TWO SCORE
PASSENGERS OF THEIR
Lincoln, Neb., April 26.One of the
boldest train robberies ever perpe
trated in this section occurred here
Two men boarded a west-bound im
migrant sleeper just as the train
pulled out from the station. The con
ductor, porter and passengers were
driven to one end of the car. where,
while one of the robbers held a gun on
them and commanded them to hold up
their hands, his pal went through sev
enteen men and women ar^. rowbed
them of all their valuables. Some of
the immigrants were carrying large
sums of money with v/hich they in
tended to buy homes, and the aggre
gate sum taken is reported to be well
into the thousands. The robbers left
the train between Milford and Lincoln.
Previous to boarding the train, two
Score of Passengers
who were in the waiting room of the
station were robbed by V-e same men.
The work was accomplished while the
passengers from the branch and feed
er lines of the Bu^ngton were in the
depot awaiting the arrival of trans
continental trains. Many of ihe per
sons in the depot were asleep, and did
not know they had been robbed until
aroused by the noise of the train pull
ing into the station.
The presence of the robbers was
first discovered by a woman. She
screamed, and the .people in the wait
ing room gathered around. Investiga
tion proved a majority of them had
been robbed. The confusion permitted
the robbers to escape. Later they
made their presence known on board
the immigrant sleeper.
This read has been robbed three
times within 100 miles of Lincoln.
The-robbe-y last fall netted $50,000 to
the men win did the work, and no
trace of them has ever been found.
GUEST CF T\.J. FREEMASONS.
Roosevelt Helps Lay Cornerstone, of
Gardner, J^bnt., April 26. Presi
dent Roosevelt yobterday afternoon
resumed his tour to the PacPc coast.
Before doing so, however, he partici
pated in the laying of the cornerstone
of the new gat^ at the northern en
trance to Yello\. stone Park. The cer
emony was performed according to
the Masonic rkual, and was in charge
of the grand officers of the State of
Montana. Special trains brought hun
dreds of people here, including a large
body of Masons, and as the weather
was perfect the scene was a very
pretty one. The president rode down
from the post, accompanied by Maj.
Pitcher, and was escorted to the gaily
decorated stand, where he delivered
an address. Troops and of the
Third cavalry from Fort Yellowstone,
were arawn up in front of the stand
as a guard of honor. Frank E. Smith,
grand master, conducted the services,
assisted by Deputy Grand Master Sol
Mapner and Senior Grand Warden
Calloway. There was placed in the
stone a picture of President Roosevelt,
a number of coins, copies 01 newspa
pers and Masonic emblems. The pres
ident, on behalf of the Masons of the
state, was presented with a Masonic
charm mounted on a nuget of Mon
GUNNERS AT FORT HURT.
Private Carver and Corporal Foley ln
jured While Reloading Sunrise Gun.
St. Paul. April 2G.Private Carver
of Company and Corporal Foley of
Company C. Twenty-first United
States infantry at Fort SneMins, were
Injured at 6 o'clock yesterday morning
by the accidental discharge of a can
non. Carver"s right leg was badly
lacerated and the tips of four fingers
were cut off. His face was also burned.
Corporal Foley had his right thumb
and indnc finqer lacerated. After the
sunrise gun is discharged at the fort
each morning 'he trim is reloaded so
that it may b"e discharged at any mo
ment, if an alarm is necessary. The
men, it is tho^cht, were too hasty and
began reloading while the gun was
Rebels Wiil Attack Fes.
Madrid, April 26.According to ad
vices received here from Melilla it is
the intention of the Moroccan rebels
to attack F%*
THE DAILY PIONEER.
BEMIDJI, BELTRAMI CO.. MINN., MONDAY. APRIL 27, 1903. TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
TO BANISH MORMOINO.
Missionaries Will Be Required to
Leave Germany Soon.
Berlin. April L'tl.The governments
of Prussia and of the urn nil duchy of
Mecklenburg have decided to expel the
Mormon missionaries, of whom there
are 145 in Germany and 90 in Prussia]
on the ground that they are propaga
ting a form ol religious Belief Incom
patible with the, lav. of the state and
public morals, and because polygamy
is not excluded from their doctrines.
The missUman who are all Ameri
cans, will be allowed sufficient time to
settle up their personal affairs.
BROWN IS MISSING.
New York Financier Mysteriously Dis
appears in Chicago.
Chicago, April 26. D. Wheeler
Browu thirty-eight years old. said to
be a brother of the members of the
New York banking firm of Brown
Brothers, is reported to have disap
peared \v. this city, and the police have
been asked to search for him. Mr.
Brown left a down town cigar store
late TtSSfcda'y evening, saying that he
was going to h's apartments in the
north portion of the city. His move
ments since that time are a mystery,
and foul play is feared.
KILLED THE TURKS.
Macedonian Band Wreaks Vengeance
on Hated Soldiers.
Vienna. April 26.Dispatches from
Sofia, Bulgaria, announce that a band
of Macedonians recently surrounded
and slaughtered forty bashibazpuks
and fifteen gendarmes near Petrich,
Macedonia, o.it of revenge for the mur
der of tei captain, Sp.en, who was re
cently killed in an engagement in the
district of Menelik. The band subse
quently captured the district chief of
Petrich and twenty-five soldiers, whom
they stripped and released.
PERMITS ARE NEEDED.
Russia Will Supervise Travel in Cen
tral Asia Hereafter.
St.,Petersburg" Apr\ iifi. Special
permits are now reipihed for travel in
Central Asia, excepting certain por
tions of the military defense. Trav
elers may proceed direct from any
part of Russia without giving notice
of any kind, the passport regulations
being just the same for Central Asia
as for the rest of the empire.
London, April 26. Sir Henry M.
Stanley, the African fiJs.pj)rer,"is '.iU at
his home in Brook-wood of malaria.
The crisis has passed and he is con
Drank Carbolic Acid.
Berkley, Cal., April 2U.- -Miss Annie
Day Kellogg, the adopted daughter of
ex-President Kellogg of the University
of California', committed, suicide by
iWaiiu"r.g J*Ldesnendt-nt *M.sbiiss Miss Kel-.
aiavada pity, Cai., April 26.jlsrry
aooawln yesterday shot Thomas Blue
and the latter's son William at You
Bet, near here, killing the father and
fatally wounding the son. Goodwin
All Uin^s in our store, includ
ing IIat solid gold, ovyil and set
rings will be sold for
25 per cent off
Lodge I'ins, Ciinitis. Ilrace
lets, Studs. Sleeve Buttons.
Stick Tins', fobs and Solid
(!old and gold tilled Kins/-.,
15 per cent off
so delicate in texture that the gtmtlest breeze will lind its way through, yet durable
'li'ouo-h to give excellent service
fast black or handsome lancv'"desi^ns
of the vrv latest shapes for morning afternoon and- evening, or the very best
J* made in this countrv for style and quality all these things^faniK more you will find
here at smaller- prices tlfan others charge for identically the same qualities, and you
will "always have that thoroughly "SAT1SFIKD FEELING" that accompanies a
knowledge of perfection iii every detail of one's dress.
BARNE BURTO N 151111
J, P. 70UNGfr^fHff^Htft^^^^
I A few of the ideas of this store: 1
To improve each day -each week method and
To Build this, business for tlie future as well as
for the present.
To see that every transaction is completed in an
entirely satisfactory manner.
To make every individual sale
forerunner of further business.
lo perfect an organization which will have the
highest place in eommoreial history. Jfc
Two exc brands of Hour are carried by us and we
want all good housekeepers and other consumers of the im-
ported articles to beco me better acquainted with their mer-
its. These goods are of line llavor, rich in nutritious ele-
21 men is and go farther thin aiiv others.
For this week only, in .Jewelry. Silverware. Stationery. Cut I
Glass. Toilet Articles, Watches. Fountain Pens, Etc. a
jewels Hampden, bueber,,aramT,
IT jewels, til is week at
15 per cent off
I 'orketbooks, Wrist Bag'
have the most Vompleie line in Toilet Sets, Manicure Sets and 2
the city. This week for gold novelties of all kinds at
25 per cent off
A llr|e of the newest and up-tn-duic Parchment Stationery. l'oxttl\ely the very lutcM 2
stylis In Correspondence .Stationers. 3
1st Door Mast of First it. Hank
N. M. JOHNSON i
This depart incut of store con
tains sncli a comprehensive assortment
of "Men's Needfuls." the products of
the best manufacturers of tne countv\\
that it would be impossible for ns to
ever mention one-half of tlie'goods in
Whatever yon mav want in the
lor business or (\vcss wear,
its a Or
Hi at 9 Or
Our line of Watches, includ- 3
iug Crescent Street :'l jewel 3
movement: John Bun'._8p_eclai:'21