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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 28.
WAR IN COLOMBIA
EVERYTHING READY FOR REVO-
CONSll OENCRAt GIVES WARNING
PEOPLE DISSATISFIED BECAUSE
THE CANAL TREATY IS
A DICTATORSHIP IS CERTAIN
REYES AND FERNANDEZ HEAD
London, May 21. Senor Gillermo
R. Calderon, Colombian consul gen
eral in Great Britain, yesterday morn
ing cabled the Bogota government as
"Ships nearly sold advise holding
them. War preparing. Be on your
The ships referred to are the cruis
ers which the Colombian government
authorized Calderon to sell at the con
clusion of the recent revolution. Ex
plaining the cablegram, the consul
"Everything is in readiness for a
revolutionary outbreak against Presi
dent Marroquin because ^Z that of
ficial's reported determination not to
call congress together and to execute
the required ratification of the Pan
ama canal treaty himself.
"Gen. Raphael Reyes and Gen. Fer
nandez, both able leaders, will Lead
the revolutionists. They com and
the sympathy of Conservatives and
Liberals alike. Kowev^r P"2.sident
Marroquin is supported by the army,
the official classes, the diplomatic
corps, and above all, by the United
States. Should the attitude of Ameri
ca be sufficiently pronounced the presi
dent may succeed in Holding power.
Whichever way victory may go, the
true interests of the country are like
ly to be promoted, since a
Dictatorship Is Certain.
A dictatorship is what Colombia needs.
Every Colombian possesses a rifle.
The revolutionists are providing them
selves with ammunition and supplies,
and war will be begun the moment
Reyes and Fernandez speak the word."
Several Colombian revolutionists
who have arrived in London express
surprise that the coup d'etat arranged
some weeks ago to displace Marroquin
stULhJiiiirs fire- They assert that Maj
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BEMIDJI MINNESOT A
roquih's assumption or arouraiy
power means war unless the president
should give way. Tney add that all
Colombia wants the- canal, but that
the majority wishes the constitution
upheld and adequate payment made
to Colombia for its canal rights, either
by the French company or by the
United States. South Americans in
London who anticipated an easy tri
umph for Reyes and Fernandez say
that their scheme appears to have mis
carried. They agree that Fernandez's
resignation of the ministry of war
points to war under his chief com
IRON MASTER DEAD.
B. F. Jones Passes Away Suddenly at
Pittsburg, May 21. B. F. Jones,
founder of the Jones & Laughlin Steel
works, the largest independent plant
in the United States, died suddenly at
2:25 yesterday morning from nervous
prostration, aged seventy-nine. He
was chairman of the Republican na
tional committee during the Blaine
Cleveland campaign, and was promi
nent in national politics.
Monitor May Get Out.
St. Louis, May 21.It is believed by
river men that the monitor Arkansas,
which is barred at St. Genevieve, Mo.,
about fifty miles spilth of here b,_!ow
water, will be able to proceed on her
way to the gulf to-day. Since Satur
day the river has risen four feet and
an addition of two more feet is ex
Plunged From Balcony.
Savannah, Ga., May 21.Robert J.
Hilton, aged thirty-four, a civil engi
neer employed by the government in
Savannah harbor work, committed sui
cide yesterday by jumping head fore
most from the balcony of St. Joseph's
hospital. He went to the hospital the
previous night to be treated for fever.
Devastated by Fire.
St. Johns. N. F.. May 21.Fire has
devastated the iiining town of Litlle
Bay, where a large copper mine is be
ing worked. Three churches, the com
pany's stores, tee government build
ings and forty dwellings were de
stroyed. Loss, $50,000. Two hundred
and fifty persons are homeless.
Bloodhounds After a Murderer.
Nashville. Tcnn., M?y 21. Word
has been received here of the assas
sination of Squire Oscar Harewell at
Good Springs. Hare wall was a coun
try merchant and slept over his store.
Bloodhounds ore after murderer.
Struck by a Wild Engine.
Wellington, Kan., May 21.A north
bound Rock Island passenger train
was struck by a wild engine from the
Caldwell yards a mile south of that
station. On man was killed and sev
KNOWS TOO MUCH
ATTEMPT MADE TO POISON THE
ALLEGED SLAYER OF
AND FOUND TO CONTAIN
HOT DUEL IN THE MOUNTAINS
BELIEVED TO BE RESULTOF MAR-
CUM TROUBLEASK FOR
Louisville. May 21. Persons who
procured the assassination of J. B.
Marcum, one of Kentucky's most
prominent lawyers, are suspected of
an attempt on the life of Curtis Jett,
the alleged assassin, now in jaii in
It is believed that these persons
feared that Jett, knowing mrch, might
tell everything he knows, not only
about the killing of Marcum, but the
assassination of Dr. Brown, Cox and
Sam Cockrell. It was discovered yes
terday that an attempt to poison Jet!
was made at the jail here last Satur
day. A stranger appeared at the jail
and asked to see Jett. He was ad
mitted by Jailer Boone, who remained
with him. Jett did not recognize the
man, who talked to him quite famil
iarly. After* while the stranger drew
a bottle of whisky from his pocket and
offered it to Jett. but Jailer Boone
took the bottle from Jett's hand as he
was about to drinn. Jett protested,
saying he wanted the whisky, but
Jailer Boone refused to let him have
it. Jailer Boone started to walk away
with the bottle when the
Stranger Became Nervous
and asked that he be given the bottle.
Jailer Boone kept it and the stranger
soon left, showing signs of uneasiness.
It has been found that the whisky eon
tained poison, and it will be sent to
the staie college at Lexington for
analysis. A search is now being made
for the stranger.
An effort to secure, Jett's release
yesterday on habeas corpus proceed
ings failed, Judge Benton overruling
Word was received yesterday of a
terrible duel in the mountains, which
it is believed resulted from the Mar
cum trouble. Former Jailer Combs of
Campton and Lon Sherman Lad a des
perate encounter at Campton, during
which both men were dangerously
wounded. In the fight an ax'j
THE DAILY PIONEER.
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MAY 21, 190
STRANGER GIVES HI WHISKY
BOTTLE IS SEIZED BY THE JAILER
knife were used by the combatants.
The fight was the result of an old
grudge. Combs belongs to one of ilie
most prominent families in Eastern
Kentucky. Citizens of Breathitt coun
ty are peJ4tioning Gov. Beckham to
send troops to prevent further blood
shed, but the executive says he will
not send the soldiers until the grand
jury meets to investigate the killing of
SOUGHT PRESIDENT'S LIFE.
Suspected Intentions of an Anarchist
Arrested in Sacramento.
Sacramento. Cal., May 21.A man
was arrested last night by Citizen F.
M. Woodson. Woodson heard him
"One has died and another might
just as well."
When arrested and taken to the jail
the man gave his name as Randleman.
He had a big six-shooter inside his
vest and two extra cartri'Jges in his
pocket. He offered ncVexplanatioh. He
has a ticket from Sa'Tafniento" to Selby
Smelting works. He had $27 in hi3
W'fPED OU'f BY FIRE.
Small Pennsylvania Town Suffers a
Pittsburg, May 21.Fire that start
ed in the plant of the Glenshaw Glass
company at Glenshaw yesterday de
stroyed that plsnt, the plant of the
Wittmer Brick company, the Jackson
and Murray hotels and the residence I
of John H. Movers, the handsomest
in the town. The loss is $100,000. with
little insurance. The town is almost
without fire protection. The origin of
the fir? is a mystery.
Two Killed in Shooting Affray.
Sanderson. Tex.. May 21.Justice of
the Peace H. S. Bigtrs and Edward
Bell were killed last night in a shoot
ing affray at. the postoffice. Deputy
Sheriff McMahon was shot in the arm.
Cause of the trouble not known.
Mob Hangs a Negro.
Madison. Fla.. May 21.A mob en
tered Madison last night, secured tke
keys from the night jailer, took out
Washington Anderson, a negro, and
lynched him. He was accused of mur
derlng his cousin.
BITTERNESS IS GONE.
Noble Words of Gen. Gordon at Open
ing of Confederate Reunion.
Now Orleans, May 21. The thir
teenth annual reunion of the United
Confederate' Veterans opened yester
day under most favorable auspices.
As commander-in-chief of the veterans
it was the province, of Gen. John
Gordon to open the convention, and
as his soldierly form and battle
scarred visage came to the front of the
rostrum the delegates arose en masse
and gave 'iim cheer after cheer. The
general repeatedly bowed his acknowl
edgements of the loyal and affection
ate greeting. He said.
"We will not indulge on this centen
nialthis polit'eal mellenial mourn
ingnor at other times, in any biUes
ness. We feel none. We pity those
who do. We have long siace drawn
the curtain of oblivion over the re
gretful and unseemly things of the
past and we cherish as Americana
the valor -and noble deeds of both
armies and of all sections. We are
satisfied with our record and the
wer that would attempt to make us
ish for it would be both stupid and
blind. We are heirs, joint heirs, with
the republic's children in the inher
itance of freedom left by our sires.
We are proud of all the past. More
over, we are now facing a future preg
nant with tremendous possibility but
we ace it with a strength of hone and
uss1if3jp.ee borne of an unswerving
purpose to discharge our every duty
to aH^ices and to the whole country."
Brazil Takes Action in Spite of Protest
From Jnited States.
Washington, May 21.The state de
partment has been informed that one
house of the legislature of the Bra
zilian State of Pernambuco has passed
the bill creating an exclusive monop
oly in the milling of flour. The news
has caused commotion among Ameri
can flourmakers, who had felt assured
that the energetic protest of United
States Minister Thompson against tno
proposed legislation was effective.
High Water Surrounds Villages and
La Crosse, Wis., May 21.Reports
received in this cits from surrormlhi'*
towns and villages show that inestima
ble damage has been done to farm
lands by a big rise in the Mississippi
and its tributaries. The Root, La
Crosse and other small streams are
raging torrents and severs! feel over
their banks. Thousands of acres of
farm Lands are flooded rind crops will
have to be replanted. vera! bridges
have been washed out and roads (1
ed to the depth 'if three and four I
MINERS ARE DEAD.
Rescue Shaft Shows That There Was
No Escape for Them.
Helena, Mont frlay 2!.- A courier
from Lincoln Gulch says: There is no
longer any doubt that Alexander Mur
ray, Henry Miller and Michael Purceil,
miners, caught by the cave-in at the
Eglavoi Saturday night were killed. A
rescuing party sank a shaft thirty-two
feet deep In thirty-six hours and found
the ground caved to the face of the
drift where the men had been work
HIS PRIZE ELOPER.
Sad Tale of the Man Who Captures a
Miller, S. D., .May _2l.~ The servant
girl problem is growing interesting
here. One man about used tip a $250
team locating and capturing one. The
wages asked were exorbitant, but the
man brought her along. The morning
following she failed to respond to the
breakfast calL He was much sur
prised upon Investigation to find that
she had eloped with the hired man.
After Escaping Danger for Thirty
Years He Falls Under Train.
Cresco, Iowa, May 21. While at
tempting to board a north-bound pas
senger train at this point, T. Ahern,
roxdmr.ster of the Iowa & Minnesota
division of the Milwaukee road, fell
under the wheels an dwas instantly
killed, his body being almost cut in
two. The deceased had been road
master of this division for over thirty
years, and had just retired.
f-etl Under a Train.
Osceola, Wis., May 21. William
Clancy, a young man of twenty-one.
while attempting to hoard a west
bound Soo freight below the Bethania
mineral springs, missed his footing
and was thrown under the train, cut
ting his left, leg off below the knee.
He came from Wolf Creek and said he
was in search of work.
Borrowed From His Sweetheart.
Audubon, Iowa, May 21. Edgar
Allen was Indicted by the grand jury
for receiving money under false pre
tenses. He was accused of asking
the y-mng lady to whom he was en
gaged for $200 to add to his $3"0 to
buy a ('ray line that they might be
married. When she gave him the
money he skipped.
LOSS OF MILLIONS
CATTLE AND SHEEP INDUSTRY
OF MONTANA RECEIVES A
HEAVIEST LOSS I N ITS HISTORY
SNOWSTORM WAS THE WORST
EVER KNOWN IN NORTH-
North Dakota Man Arrested on Seri
Grand Forks, N. l. May 21. benrh
Feigler of Neche was held to the
United States court at Fargo under
$1,000 bonds last night by United
States Commissioner Carrothers. fo
having assisteVi nineteen [vtisjdanfi to
enter the United States Illegally hv
driving them from Gretna to Bathgate
to evade the. examination at N'eche,
They had been examined at Whuito.es
anuwo re found to be suffering from
trachoiii:i and wore refused admission
to the nrifeTl stnt Thr tttrrsfans are
ali hero now pendln the receipt of ad
vices from Washington!
TOOK IT FOR A PRESENT.
Brainerd Man Is Acquitted in the Fed
Duluth, Minn., May 21. John Will
lams, who was indicted by the federal
grand jury for forgery, was tried and
acquitted yesterday. The charge of
forgery was based on his receiving a
letter containing a money order. The
letter was addressed tq John Williams
and the order was for John Williams.
The accused bad just imt married and
THREE HERDERS fROZIN 10 DEATH hands
FULLY NINETY PER CENT OF
SHEEP ON' THE RANGES
Groat Falls. Mont., May 21. The
heaviest cattle and sheep lot 3 in the
history of Montana, the damage of
which- will foot as high as $5,000,000,
has. 'icon caused by the terrible snow
sa rm which has been raging for the
past throe days. In some sections
fully per cent of the sheep on the
ranges have perished. Three hed ra
at least have wandered away in the
blinding storm and been frozen to
An Hged herder employed by II. H
Wilson at Portage was lost Sunday.
Two more in the Shelby Junction
country employed by the Florence Cat
tle company, are missing, and there is
no hope that they ran be found alive.
Herders have nbandoned their tlocl
on every hand and tied for sat'et to
the settlements and ranches. Nothing
like the fury of this storm has ever
before been witnessed In Northern
Of a consignment of GO O cattle
bound from Havre all but live were
Tound frozen stiff. 1 osses are reported
on ever' hand, and this district will
feel the (fleets of in* losses for. years.
i C. C. Doty, Admr.
EastE3rd St. Telephone 118
A line ol Ircsh Iittkcd
goods constantly on
Goods Delivered Promptly
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
I thougnt it was a weaning present rroir
his wife's relatives, and signed the
order and got it cashed The letter
I was intended for another John Will
WILL REPLACE MILL.
Scofield S2v.1r.ill Is to Have Machirery
Frcn Another Plant.
West Suij:r r. Wis May 21.Tfc'e"
sawmill of former Gov. Scofi'et'd which
was burned a week ago last Sunuay,
is to be replaced. The Seotleld inter
ests have purchased the plant of the
Menomonie River Lumber company
at Marinette and will move the ma
chinery here. Three hundred men
were thro"-n out of employment by
the tire. The Scofield company has a
three-year's' sawing contract on Its
CITY WILL MOT BUY.
Citizens Will Fit Out the New Cruiser
by Private Subscription,
lies Moines, Iowa. May 21.The city
council has refused to make an appro
priation to,- the purchase of a silver
set for the cruiser H-'s Moines. City
Solicitor Bw inner- held that the coun
cil had ho authority to make an ap
propriation for such put pose. Tho
silver set will probably be purchased
by the subscription list plan.
LEAVE IT TO TH E PEOPLE.
Wisconsin Legislature Disooses of
Primary Election Bill.
Madison. Wis., May 21. The sen
ate last evening concurred in the pri
mary election measure as passed by
the assembly', referring the whole mnt
ter to a vote of the people, who will de
cide as to the merits of the bill at the
general election next year.
Death Follows Scuffle.
Grand Forks. N. J) May 21.-Frank
Eckland is dead at Deaconess' hos
pital as a result et^a scuffle. Ho leaver
a wife and one child. He requested
that the man he wits scuffling with
should not be prosecuted.
Suicide of Soldier.
Helena. Mont May 21 Because he
had trouble with the tlrst sergeant of
his company. Fourth Sergeant Bruce
Gray, Company A. Twenty-fourth In
fantry, committed suicide by swallow
ing carbolic acid.
Arrested on Serious Charge.
Indianapolis fnd. May 21. v'arl J.
Garolsdn, who claims to be the heir
to the estate of the murdered New
York millionaire Rive was arrested on
complaint his svlt' who charges
thai he attempted to thi.td'er the entire
family by iueans of chloroform!
Nine Injured in a Wreck.
Uahii'h, N'. May 21. Nine per
sons TO injured in a wreck on the
Southi'" railway near heVfl Two are
seriously hurl The cause of the ac
cident was spreading rails.
RACE AGAINST DEATH.
Business Man, Fearing Insanity, Fiats
From Friends and Shoots Himsell.
Battle Creek, Mich.. May 20,Her-
bert Woodcock, a wholesale hardware
dealer from Bridgeport, Ohio, commit
ted .suicide in a sensational manner
here yesterday. He raced against his
friends in an express wagon and a
squad of police in a patrol wagon.
Woodcock came to a local sanitarium
for nervous troubles: caused hv over-
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of Fruits, Candies and
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