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VOLUME 1. NUMBER U.
TO KILL PRESIDED
RADICAL SOCIALIST IS ARRESTED
/AT WALLA WALLA,
RlftE HIDDEN ON LINE Of MARCH
BOASTED HE HAD ONE BULLET
FOR ROOSEVELT, ANOTHER
TttAOEDY NARROWLY AVERTED
EPISODE KEPT QUIET UNTIL AF-
TER PRESIDENT'S DE-
"Walla Walla,"Wash., May 28. "Jo-
seph Becker, a radical socialist, is in
the city jail here on suspicion of hav
ing intended to kill. President Roose
velt Monday. The episode was kept
quiet until after the president's de
Becker is accused of having re
marked in Pendleton, Or., last week
that he had.one bullet for President
Tloosevelt and another for Emperor
William of Germany.
He left for Walla Walla with a Win
chester, and his Pendleton partner,
Pat Kine, followed him here, notifying
the police. Becker was located, work
ing in a butcher shop.
He was arrested, and on berng
sweated, disclosed the location of his
rifle, which was cached away in a
.farmer's barn along the line of mareh.
Becker is a Swiss. The police here
think that a tragedy was narrowly
WARFARE IS FEARED.
Situation in Breathitt County Is Very
Jackson, Ky., May 28.Curtis Jett
and Tom White, indicted for the mur
der of J. B. Marcum, were brought
here yesterday. One squad of soldiers
brought.Jett from the Winchester jail
and another squad iound White forty
miles in the country. There was no
demonstration when the prisoners
^were brought in, but if'Jett confesses,
as he has threatened
!to do, it is be-
lieved that there Will be serious
trouble. The mountaineers Monday
might attacked the soldiers and there
was a council of war ysEsterday to ask
for more troops. It is reported here
that Curtis .Jett :has made -a confes
sion that iaxtplicates prominent per
sons.. Commonwealth Attorney Byrd
says he will call the case against Jett
-to-da.y and.try hjm not later'than Fri-
C. H. MILES
...WHOLESALE LIQUO DEALER...
THE PIONEER WHOLESALE UWOR HOUSE OF R. MINN.
A Full Line of Imported and Do-
mestic Whiskies, Brandies, Gins,
Wines and Cordials Always on Hand
Large and Small Buyers
Can Save Mon! and Time
by Purchasing at Home.
Mail Orders Promptly At
Special Distributing Agent for the Cele=
Jas. E. Pepper Whiskey
CHAS. H. MILES
uy. A constnt^r.ou" among oillcers
was held yesterday, but further than
ordering another Gatling gun from
Louisville there is no indication that
reinforcements will be requested. A
suspicion has been general that the
feud will be traced to high officers and
startling developments are expected.
The jail is heavily guarded.,.
PERSECUTING THE JEWS.
Strict Orders Issued to the Chief of
St. Petersburg, May 28.The Thief
of Police of Kieff has ordered the po
lice commissaries within his jurisdic
tion to institute a fresh inquiry into
the legal status of the Jews and to
forcefully expel those who have no
legal right of residence and who re
fuse to leave. A Jewish deputation
from Kishineff recently had a long au
dience with Minister von Plehwe. The
latter denied being a Judophobe, and
said he had not opposed taking pro
ceedings against the former governor
of Kishineff. Gen von Raaben, and the
local administration of Kishineff. The
minister promised sympathetic con
sideration of the facts set forth in the
petitions of the Jewish population for
future protection. The Jews in St.
Petersburg are in fear that similar out
rages to those which occurred at
Kishineff may occur in the Russian
capital during the celebration of thl7^
two hundredth anniversary of the
foundation of St. Petersburg, wlhieh
will be held ILay 29.
KILLED THREE SCORE.
American Forces Rout an Army of'the
Manila, May 28.Lieut. Javier, com
manding a force of constabulary and
volunteers, has defeated 200 fanatical
insurgents in the Island of Cebu, kill
ing 68 of them and capturing 29. The
fight occurred in the mountains near
Tabogon. No details of the engage
ment have been received and the gov
ernment losses are not known.
Militia Protects Negro.
Kaufman. Tex.. May 28.Two com
panies of Militip, from Terre and
Dallas have been ordered here to pro
tect a negro who is charged with as
saulting a white woman. Yesterday
morning a mob formed with the
avowed purpose of lynching the pris
oner, but the presence of the soldiers
will probably allay all disturbances.
Sctton Foreman Killed.
Lamont, Iowa, May .28.G. H. Ke'l
ley, -section foreman, was killed by
the east-bqund passenger train. The
body was mangled and ground to
pieces. 'Kelley had worked for tbe
company for sixteen years.
Killed by Explosion.
Foley, "Minn., May 28.An explosion
of a cream separator bowl resulted In
the death of Prank Konoveich, and
seriously iinjured Frank Kujawa. Th
accident -was due to defective ma-4
GET-RICH-QU1CK TURF INVESTOR
MAKES A CONFES-
AND TWO MEN ARE ARRETED
MILLER, THE POSTOFFICE OF-.J
FICIAL, AND ATTORNEY
RYAN AGREES TO BE A WITNESS
FURNISHES THE DEPARTMENT
ALL INFORMATION IN HIS
Cincinnati, May 28.John J. Ryan,
whose confessions caused the arrest of
D. V. Miller, assistant attorney general
of the postoffice department at Wash
ington, and of Joseph M. Johns, pros
ecuting attorney of Parke at Rock
ville, Ind., operated his "get-rich-
quick"'turf investment concern from
here and from St. Louis and ran win
ter races at Newport. Ky. Other war
rants have been issued as a result of
the investigation of the postoffice in
spectors. Ryan is here now and says:
"1 was sore because I heard others
doing business like mine stood in with
the pestoffice department by gi /iu_: up
|25,000, and I felt that those wiw were
standing in with the department were
behind the investigation so as to get
me out of their way."
After returning from Washington to
SI. Louis last November Ryan says he
got a telegram from Attorney Johns of
Rcckville, Ind., that Johns could be of
service to him with the department at.
Washington, and later Ryan and Johns
met in Terre Haute. There, Ryan
says, Johns explained how close he
was to Miller and how Miller had ac
cepted a $2,000 job in the postoffice de
partment at Washington with the idea
that th job
Had Certain "Trimmings-"
Ryan declared Johns asked $5,000 to
get from Miller -a letter from the at
torney general's office showing Ryan
was entitled to the use of the mails.
After a little dickering Ryan says
Johns tame down to $2,500 and the
proposition was accepted. A proposi
tion to pay $2,000 for literature so
worded that it would pass muster if
was ever taken up in the mails was
Ryan asserts that Johns delivered
the letter and literature to him Dec.
16. Ryan says he gave Johr- $1,100
cash and checks dated Dec. 17, one for
$2,000 and one for $1,400.
Then Ryan says everything went
along smoothly until the trouble on
Feb. 9. A week later a fr^ad order
was issued against him and Ryan says
an effort for another shake-down was
put on foot. He says that he received
more telegrams from Johns. Ryan
says he preserved all the telegrams
and letters. He has agreed to be a
witness tor the government. He has
furnished the department with all the
information in his possession, includ
ing the documents. Miller left yester
day for Terre Haute, Jnd.
RELIANCE AGAIN LEADS.
Defeats Constitution by About Three
New York, May 28. In a gamely
contested race the Reliance again led
the way across the finish line, winning
her second victory over the Columbia
and her first over the Constitution.
Two minutes and fifty-one seconds
later the Co.-stitution finished, and
the crew of the new boat gave her
such a cheer as she deserved. The
Constitution had sailed a plucky race
and had a right to shore in the honors.
From the star*, to the finish she had
fought out every mile over the thirty
mile course, and on two of its legs had
actually outsailed the new boat, a per
formance which restores her prestige
imperilled in her disappointing show
ing in the drifting match last Satur
day, and makes her a factor to be
reckoned with i the selection of a
cup defender. Columbia was, for the
day, outclassed. From the very start
she was never for a moment in the
race. While the Reliance and Consti
tution were having it out between
themselves all the way around the
course the former cup defender was
dragging along mil^s astern of them,
and when the Reliance sailed across
the finish line the Columbia was more
than two miles almost dead to lee
ward. The Reliance beat her by fifteen
minutes and fifty-two seconds, actual
sailing time. The wind held true at 3
to 12 knots during the race and fa
vored none of the racers.
Had Lived a Century.
Elmira. N. Y.. May 28. Dennis
Connelly, a native of County Cork.
Ireland, is dead here, aged 103 years,
He read without glasses up to the time
he was 106 years old. He married at
forty and reared three sons and two
Subscribe for The Daily Pioneer.
THE DAILY PIONEER.
BEM1DJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MAY 28, L903.
DRUGGED AND ROBBED.
Man Loaded With Money Takes Drink
Fergus Falls. Minn., May 2SJoseph
Bcllanch of Bluffton has notified Sher
iff Sawyer that lie was drugged and
robbed of $70.0 at New York Mills. He
gathered up $300 in currency and $400
in checks and went, to town to transact
some business. A painter who had
been in the village a day or two met
him and introduced hira to another
stranger and they had some drinks to
gefher. He knew nothing more until
4 o'clock the next morning, when he
found himself om on one of the coun
try roads, robbed of his pocketbook,
watch and chain and other valuables.
The sheriff has been investigating,
but the men have disappeared.
KILLED IN A SCRIMMAGE.
Man Who Did the Shooting Claims It
Florence, Wis., May 28Oscar Fred
erickson was shot and instantly killed
ac Homestead, this county, by Ixnils
Nelson, who was arrested and brought
to this city, where he is now in con
finement, awaiting the verdict of the
coroner's Jury. The weapon was dis
charged during a scrimmage. Nelson
claims the affair was an accident, but
it is how believed evidence will be pre
sented to the coroner warranting hold
ing Nelson on a charge of manslaugh
BULLET NEAR HEART.
Two Small Boys Play With a Revolver
That Is Loaded.
Long Prairie. Minn., May 28.Will-
iam Martin, aged ten years, -whose
parents live two miles south of this
village, was shot and almost instantly
killed. The parents were away at the
time, and William and an older broth
er got a revolver from an uncle's
trunk. A bullet in the region of the
heart -was the residt of fooling with
FINAL ORDER IS FILED
Restraining the Big Beef Packers
From Forming a Combine.
Chicago. May 28.Judge Grosscup,
in the federal court, yesterday entered
the final order in the so-called "beef
trust" case, restraining the packers
from combining to regulate the trade
The order covers all the points of the
previous decision, and is regarded as
a complete victory for the govern
ment. An appeal will be taken.
BOLD MAIL ROBBERY.
Regular Carrier Is Forced to Give Up
His Rig to the Thief.
Morris. Minn.,. May 28.Word lias
reached here that the driver of the
star mail route from here to Patchem.
in Grant county, was held tip by a rob
ber who made him give up his cart,
and who drove off with the rig and
mall sack. Night Watchman Stanley
Ryan has started out in pursuit of tbc
Split on Holiday Closing.
Eau Claire, Wis., May 28 A great
stir in on among business men and
clerks on account of the publication by
the clerks' union of an agreement
signed by the merchants last winter to
ke the stores closed all day the 30th
of May and other holidays, and the
publication of advertisements by some
of the merchants t..at they will close
the 30th from noon to fi p. m. only.
Both sides are determined.
Helena, Mont., May 28.Without as
signing any reason, the supreme court
hab denied the application for a rein
statement o" E. D. \Veedwho-wa dis
barred for two years because of prac
tices held to lie questionable. Weed
was United States attorney here for
four years, and also mayor of Helena.
The petition was liberally signed by
members of the bar and legislators.
Italians Flocking to Argentine.
Of 90,000 European emigrants to
Arientina last year 58,000 -were Ital
gEMIDJI MERCANTILE (]0.1
WHOLESALE AXD RETAIL DEALERS IX
Flour, Feed, Grain and Produce
We make Choice Family Groceries, Butter, Eggs
and Flour special features of our business
deliver goods promptly to all parts of the city
DAVI SMYTH Mgr. Phone 215
Military Prisoner Killed.
San Francisco, May 28,- Charles A
Hunl. military prisoner serving
sentence for desertion from the coast
artillery, was shot and killed by Pri
vate Charles M. Hew, while attempting
to escape from the guard at F.t. Mason.
Fishing Vessels Suffer.
St. John's. N. May 28.The se
vere gale which swept the (-oast Sun
day did much damage to the fishing
vessels on the Grand Bunks. One vos
eei reports having lost twelve njeii
during the storm.
St. Paul Flyer Is Wrecked.
Sioux City* Iowa, May 2S The Kan
sas City and St. Paul flyer on the Chi
cago & Northwestern rajlroad was
wrecked at Whiting, twenty-eight
miles south of here, by a box car
which blew off in elevator siding and
stood on the itiu.il line. The engineer
was killed and five others injured.
Root River Dam Goes Out.
Spring Valley, Minn.. May 28.The
laige mill dam at Stewart ville gave
away under the pressure of the im
mense foods tilling Root river, ami
the tushing waters washed out a piece
of the Chicago (treat Western track,
preventing the passing of all trains.
Guilty of Kidnapping.
Faigo, N. I)., May 28.-William Roa,
the man who was caught with a five
year-old girl, was convicted on the
charge of kidnapping. The child had
not been injured and a more serious
charge could not be brought.
Suicide by Drowning.
Molroso, Minn., May 28.While suf
fering from religious dementia Mrs.
M. T. Miokels, wife of a retired farm
er, threw herself in the millpond and
was drowned. She was fifty-five years
old. Her body was recovered.
Took His Own Life.
Milwaukee, Wis., May 28.Alexand-
er I. Blade, superintendent of agencies
of the Equitable Life Assurance com
pany, committed suicide yesterday at
the Hotel Pfister by shooting. JJo
cause is known.
[C. C. Doty, Admr.
East 3rd St. Telephone 118
A line of fresh baked
Goods Delivered Promptly
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
HUNDREDS ARE HOME'-ESS.
Fire at Laconia (.N. H.) Burns Nearly
One Hundred Buildings.
1 aeon fa, N. H., May ZS, Nearly one
hundred buildings in this city have
been burned, 350 persons made hpme
ss and a loss .f between 350,000 and
$400,000 has been caused by a lire In
the I.alienor! section, the area burned
over being about 150 acres. The city
Pre department was helpless to stay
the progress of the flames and the de
struction went on tm-til the Cue actual
ly burned itself out for want of ma
MRS. M'CORMICK INDICTED.
Grand -ury Holds Her for Sending
Mi mp'-i.A. Tenn May The garnd
jury has r. turned an indictment
against Mrs. I .izzie McCormick,
charged with murder in the first de
gre'e. Mrs. McCormlch has been un
der arrest here for some lime, charged
with sending a bottle of Uujsumod
whisky to a woman in Cincinnati and
which caused the death of the person.
Missing Man Found in Lake,
iron Mountain, Mich., May 28.The
body of Neis Nelson, who mysterious
ly disappeared from his hoarding
house on Saturday, May 16, was acci
dentally discovered in Hass lake, two
miles north or here, by a cruiser who
mam searching along the hanks for a
neat Nelson committed suicide.
Senator's Pocket Picked.
Everett. Wash., May 28. A great
ator W. E. Harrington of Hutchinson,
Minn., lost $200 to pickpockets here at
the president's reception.
How They Achieved Success.
The famous men of history who
have possesso 1 i tiergy and decision
were silent then. When things went
wron'g they did not air their griov
anees in public and grumble, growl
and become pessimists. They simply
changed their tactics. They did not
relinquish their purposes, They know
what they wished ,o do and they kept
at it until they were* successful.
Also i eoihplete stock
of Fruits. Candies and
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