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VOL. I, NO. 16,
Special to the PIONEER
Minneapolis, May 7, 5:30 p. m.
Jury returned a verdict of
"guilty" in the Ames case after
deliberating just 24 hours.
The trial of Dr. Albert Alonzo
Ames is now a matter of history.
The verdict of the jury completes
one of the most dramatic specta
cles ever held in the Northwest.
Judge Elliott's charge to the
jury was finished at 5 o'clock
yesterday afternoon, and at 9
o'clock it was given out that the
jurymen had gone to bed.
ft ikf ifc
The judge's charge to the jury
AMESGUILTY JURY RETURNS A VERDICT OF
GUILT AFTER DELIBERAT
IN JUST TWENTY
FOU HOUR S
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
$ The Pioneer Wholesale Liquor House $
of Northern Minnesota
Hit A FULL LINE OF
Imported and Domestic Whiskies,
tf Brandies, Gins, Rums, Wines and
Cordials Always on Hand 2
3 5 Large and Small Buyers Can Save Mon- q\
itf ey and Time by Purchasing at Home. W
$ Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
Special Distributing Agent for the
$ Celebrated Ol
IJAS. E. PEPPER WHISKEY S
GOO INVESTMENT IS AN
AD IN THE DAILY PIONEER
was considered eminently fair
by both sides.
In his closing argument for the
defense Attorney Nye did not
depart widely from his opening
address to the jury, inasmuch as
he dwelt upon the previous good
character of the prisoner and his
excellent record in many direc
tions. He made a vigorous attack
upon the ex-detectives Gardner
and Norbeck and sought to dis
credit their testimony.
Attorney Boardman, for the
state, characterized the whole
defense as lamentably weak and
called the insanity plea the last
resort of a guilty man.
MANY LOST AT SEA
TWO COASTWISE STEAMERS
CRASH TOGETHER DURING A
TWENTY OR THIRTY LIVES LOST
ONE OF THE STEAMERS SINKS
^ALMOST IMMEDIATELY AF-
HER ENTIRE STERN IS CUT AWAY
FIRST BOAT LAUNCHED FROM
DOOMED VESSEL SINKS WITH
Norfolk, Va.. May 7.A collision at
sea that cost the lives of twenty or
more people and the sinking of the
Clyde line steamer Saginaw, by the
Old Dominion Steamship company's
liner Hamilton, occurred between
Winter Quarter lightship and Fen
wick Island lightship on the Virginia
coast at 6 o'clock yesterday morning.
A dense fog had settled along the
coast shortly after nightfall, and while
going through this fog at reduced
speed the Hamilton crashed into the
Saginaw's side about twenty feet from
the stern. The fog whistles of both
vessels were distinctly heard by each
other for several minutes before the
collision occurred. According to Capt.
Boaz of the Hamilton, his ship was
making about nine miles an hour and
the Saginaw about ten. The log was
so thick that objects a ship-length
away were invisible, and when the
two crafts hove
In Sight of Each Other
there was but a moment's interven
tion before they-met The Saginaw
veered, as did the Hamilton, but they
had not time to clear each other, and
the knife-like steel prow of the south
bound vessel struck the Clyde vessel
on the port side about twenty feeet
from her stern, cutting the entire, rear
of the ship away. The inrushing water
caused the Saginaw to settle rapidly
in the stern and the impetus of the
Hamilton took her out of sight of the
crippled vessel. Engines, already re
versed, were put full steam to the rear
and the Hamilton circles to the scene
of the wreck, at the same time lower
ing her life boats. Great was the con
sternation among the passengers of
the Old Dominion vessel, and the first
thought was for their own safety, but
it was found the ship was uninjured
save for a few plates stove in. All
eitorts were then devoted
To the Resell*
of those on the Saginaw. When the
Saginaw was again sighted her stern
was under water and her prow was
high in the air. Panic-stricken people
rushed over her decks and scrambled
toward the bow. The life boats were
lowered and into the first fifteen col
ored women were placed, according to
Second Officer F. L. Norris, who was
in command. The boat was swamped
as it struck the water and its occu
pants were thrown into the sea. All
were drowned save the second officer.
In the meantime the inrush of water
into the bow of tljr Saginaw had
caused the decks to burst with a re
port like the roar of big guns, and
tons of freight soon littered the sea.
The struggling people In the water
clung with desperation to this freight,
and many of them were rescued by
boats from the Hamilton.
Before the life boats of the Hamil
ton had reached the Saginaw the lat
ter had disappeared beneath the
waves and nothing but her topmasts
were visible. To these several per
sons were clinging, among them being
the aged captain, J. S. Snell. When
he was taken off it was found he suf
iered severe internal injuries.
Perhaps Thirty Lost.
The Hamilton hung round the scene
of the wreck for more than an hour,
but no signs of life could be seen
amidst the mass of floating freight.
According.to the Slyde line officials
the names of only eighteen passengers
are known, and it is admitted ov Sec
ond Officer Morris that fifteen colored
women, all of whom are now dead,
were swamped in the life boat. The
crew of the Saginaw numbered twelve.
Just how many of the passengers
were included among the known lost
in the swamped boat cannot be de
termined as yet. The passengers and
most of the crew of both ships were
asleep below when the disaster hap
pened, and when the terrible shock
and grinding noise awakened them a
panic-stricken rush for safety took
place. The discipline of the crew was
admirable. "Women first," was the
initial commend of Capt. Tunnel after
the lifeboats had been prepared for
lowering. The frightened colored
women piled into the first boat from
the Saginaw and lost their lives.
BEMIDJI. BELTRAMI CO.. MINN., THURSDAY, MAY 7, L908 TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
PRESIDENT IS A GODFATHER.
Present at a Baptism in Old Cathedral
at Santa Fe.
Sonta Fe, X. Mex., May 7Presi
dent Roosevelt spent- three hours aud
twenty minutes yesterday in this city,
whose historic buildings and monu
ments seemed to tie of interest to him.
At the capitol he made an address,
speaking fnj twenty minutes to an au
dience of fully 10.000 people. A brief
stop was made in the capitol, after
which a drive was taken over the gaily
decorated streets, all of which were
lined with a cheering multitude. A
stop was made at San M'guel church,
the oldest church edifice of the Tinted
States, and at the cathedral, where the
vicar. Edward Fourche. baptized the
son of George Arm'jo, a sergeant in
the rough riders. President Roosevelt
being the godfather. The child was
named Tbeot'ore Roosevelt- After this
pleasing incnient the president ad
dressed 2,500 school children.
EVIDENCE IS SOLICITED.
Mr. Payne Asks Tulloch to Substan
Washington, May 7. There were
two important moves in the postofilce
investigation yesterday first a letter
calling for the evidence in the posses
sion of the former cashier of the
Washington city po.stoffice to substan
tiate his charges against the adminis
tration of the department several
years ago, and, second, the announce
ment that the present investigation
was urged on early last winter. Post
master General Payne, in his letter to
Mr. Tulloch. said he would be pleased
to receive any statements, accounts or
documents confirmatory of the allega
tions made. Mr. Payne subsequently
said that he personally would .^o over
these papers and decide whether the
matter should be referred to Fourth
Assistant Postmaster General Bristow
for information in his general investi
WITNESS IN DUNGEON.
One Way to Bring Out Desired Infor
St. Ixiuis. May 7.Maj. Emmet New
ton of Springfield, spent a quiet and
lonesome three-quarters of an hour
with himself yesterday in the dark
room adjoining the grand jury, where
he had been put at the direction of the
circuit attorney. His incarceration
followed his appearance before the
Inquisitorial body as a witness who
was supposed to know something
about the .methods pursued by Col.
Phelps and'the lesser members cf the
third house during the last session of
the general assembly. When Newton
came out for his second Inquisition it
is said he added considerably to his
former testimony. Still the circuit at
torney was not satisfied. After about
twenty minutes he was excused, with
the request to return for further inter
MATOS IN THE FIELD.
Friends Fear That Castro's Troops
Will Catch Him.
Caracas, May 7.It is believed here
in some cii\. es that Gen. Matos, the
leader of the 4evolution,
CAUGHT BY YAQUIS.
Texas Capitalist Held for Ransom of
Half a Million Dollars.
El Paso, Tex, May 7.Col. Martin
Erickson, worth several million dol
lars, and known throughout the South
west has been captured by the Yaqul
Indians of Sonora. Mex., and held for
ransom. Two weeks ago ne left
Mexico City for Sonora after securing
a concession for a large tract of agri
cultural and mineral lands on the
Yaqtii river. While on lii.s way to his
property he. was captured by the In
dians, who have since demanded a
ransom of half a .million dollars for
his release. This sum the American
refused to pay. and he is still held.
Troops have been sent to his rescue.
MILLERS NOT YET SATISFIED.
Will Appeal to Interstate Commerce
Commission to Adjust Rates.
Chicago. May 7The millers of the
Northwest are not satisfied with the
recent reduction of 2 cents in rates on
grain and flour from the Twin (''.ties
to the seaboard, and have deci 'ed to
appeal to the interstate com erce
commission. This fact will not. Is
said, interfere with the operation of
the mills in the meantime. It is an
nounced on behalf of the millers that
their greatest complaint is regarding
the discrepancy between the propor
tionate rate on grain and flour from
Buffalo east to the seaboard.
Lodge Pins, Chains, llrace
lets, Studs, Sleeve Buttons,
Stick l'ins. Fobs and Solid
Gold and gold tilled Chains, we
have the most complete line in
the city. This week for
15 per cent off
All Rings in our store, includ
ing flat solid gold, oval ami set
I J. P. rOUNG!
1 A few of the ideas of this store: i
will be sold for almost
has fallen Into
a trap.' His object in landing again
on Venezuelan soil was to re-estab
lish harmony among the chiefs of the
revolution, who are fighting among
themselves (Jen. Matos. May 1,
reached Barquisimeto, where a revo
lutionary army of 20,000 men is con
centrated under Generals Pcnaloza
and Jacinto. The government was at
first Inclined to disbelieve the news
that Gen. Matos had returned to Ven
ezuela, but after this"' Was confirmed
it concentrated its forces, which are
now encircling the rebels.
GREAT NORTHERN NOT BLUFFING
The Company Will N* Yield on
St. Paul. May 7.General Manager
F. E. Ward ml the Great"* Northern
railway yesterday issued a circular to
the conductors and trainmen along the
line of the Great Northern system who
are now voting on the double-header
proposition. The vote of the men is
secfet and the result will not be
known until the committeemen return
to St. Paul do- latter, part of this week
or the first of next. Mr. Ward's cir
cular emphasizes that whatever the,
vote, the company will not yield, but
will adhere to the principles laid down
during the negotiations with the com
DR. FORBES TO GO EAST.
Elected Assistant Secretary of Board
of Extension of M. E. Church.
Duhith, May 7.Dr. Robert Forbes,
presiding elder of the Duluth district
of the Methodist Episcopal church,
and chaplain of the house of n-pre
sentatives of Minnesota, ha.s been
elected assistant secretary of The I
board of extension of the Methodist1
Episcopal Church by the board of
bishops in session at Meadvllle, Pa.
This will necessitate his removal to
Philadelphia. The position comes to
Dr. Forbes unsolicited and at an op-J
portune time, for he is now serving the
last of the .six years allowed by the)
church regulations for a presiding!
NEW HEARING GRANTED.
Convict Will Have His Case Again
I .Pierre, 8. D., May 7.The supreme
court, by Corson, handed down a de
cision in the case of the state vs. Ja
cob Mulch, for a writ of error and stay
of sentence by a certificate of probable
cause. The writ was granted and the
certificate refused. Mulch was sen
tenced from I,awrence county on a
rape charge, and Judge Moore, his at
torney, attempted to secure a stay of
improvo eat'h dayearh 'woek in mothoil and
build this business for tho future as well as
for tho present.
see that every transaction is mpleted in an
entirely satisfactory manner.
make every individual salt
forerunner of further business.
perfect an organization whit will have the
highest place in commercial history.
Two excellent brands of Hour are carried by us and wc
want all good housekeepers and other consumers of the im-
ported articles to become better acquainted with their mer-
its. These goods are of tine flavor, rich in |nutritious ele-
euls and farther than any others.
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X. M. Johnson, the Jeweler is offerinjjfjjroal^barcain.s in or-
der to make room for hisilartfe spring stock.
A'line the ntvirBt anil ur-to-dttclrihmcnt iHMIonery. 'nltltrl thr \?ry latr.st
ntylr.s In CorrcftpunilcfK'e Matini i
I'ocketbook-., Wrist Bu^s,
Toilet Sets, Manicure Sets mul
^i!( novelties of all kinds at
25 per cent^off
Our line of Watches, Includ
ing Crescent. Street jewel
movement .John Bun special 21
jewels Hampden, Duebor,Grahd,
17 jewels, this week at unheard
N. M. JOHNSON Hgi
1st Door East of First Nut. Hank Bcmidji. Minn.
Mi Mi Mt Mi Mi
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sentence HIIU a new Hearing on a writ
of error. The new hearing has been
granted, hut Mulch remains In tho
penitentiary pending the hearing.
He Is Accused of Embezzling From an
Helena, Mont May 7 Herman
I .ittimer, public administrator for
Flathead county, was arrested yester
day, charged with having stolen $250
from the Robert Savage estate, of
which he was administrator He is
Haid to be short in his accounts with
other estates Instead of depositing
the money with the county treasurer,
as required by law. it is asserted that
he placed the funds to his own credit
at a public bankgand drew on them as
he needed money. In default of bail
he was sent to jail
Takes His Own Life Because Crop
Prospect Is Poor.
Shell Rock, Iowa. May 7 Herbert
Henn, a farmer living two miles
south of town, committed suicide yes
terday aorntng cutting his throat with
a razor. Mr. Henn has only been in
this Vicinity a short time. He seemed
very quiet, and it was thought he was
discwura^ed at the prospect of crops,
it being such a cold, backward spring,
and the farm he was living on being
rather wat land, he has been unable to
get in hln crops.
KATZER IMPROVES SLOWLY.
Milwaukee Archbishop's Friends Are
Fond du Lac. Wis., May 7. The
condition of Archbishop Katzer, who
is seeking to recuperate his strength
at St. Agnes' hospital in this city, is a
matter of grave concern. When he ar
rived here it was thought that he
would speedily improve and soon be
back at his labors in Milwaukee, but
he has not improved during the last
two weeks, though he believes hia
complete recovery is but a question of