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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 51.
MORE ARE CAUGHT
ARRESTS EXPECTED AS A RESULT
OF INVESTIGATION IN NE W
SCANDALS I N THf POSTOfflCE
OFFICIALS VERY RETICENT RE-
GARDING RECENT DEVEL-
WILL MOVE ON CHICAGO NEXT
BRISTOW'S SLEUTHS WILL GIVE
OFFICE THOROUGH OVER-
Washington, June 18.Warrants for
two postoffiee suspects have been is
sued and their arrest is expected.
Postoffiee department officials are
reticent and it cannot be learned
whether the arrests will be made here
or in New York. Chief Inspector Coch
ran is back from New York and has
had several conferences with Fourth
Assistant Bristow. Postmaster Gen
eral Payne gave an interview to news
paper correspondents yesterday. He
was ill and lay on a lounge as he
talked. He had just had a fainting
spell and was very pale. Nothing but
strict necessity evidently keeps him at
the department. It was reported yes
terday morning in a New York paper
that the president had requested Mr.
Payne not to givo information to the
press, and his conference was in de
nial of this repoi as much as anything
else. Mr. Payne
Neither Affirmed Nor Denied
the report of-the issuance of two war
rants, but intimated that they had
been issued by say nig:
"You can readily understand that it
would not be right to make public the
issuance of wan ante before the men
Postal inspectors who have been
working in the New York postoffiee
and who have unearthed abuses there
are expected to rinish *heir work this
week. According to the officials at the
department the Chicago office will be
the next scene of their activities. The
officials admit there is little informa
tion at hand which warrants sending
the inspectors to Chicago, but they
have decided to give the office an over
hauling on general principles.
There has been a hitch in the New
York end of the investigation of the
postal scandals. Just what is .the
nature of this obstacle to the speedy
conclusion of t" investigations can
not be learned at the postoffiee de
partment, but high officials admit that
which were scheduled for yesterday
would not be made until a future date.
It was also said at the department
that what is known in detective yar-
I Tin Roofing
Wood or Coal
I Steam Fittings
Dora & Lyo
What They Do:
Repairing of all
Pumps and Wa
ter Pipes Our
PHON E 225.
iururu as me cnixa cegice naa netn ap
plied to two of these suspected inui
viduals with excellent results, and
were it not for the fact that the fourth
assistant postmaster general, who has
charge of the inquiry, wishes to make
a clean haul and urrest each and every
one of these in the New York jurisdic
tion who are implicated in the scan
dals, three arrests at least would have
been made yesterday. It is expected
that arrests in the promotion syndi
cate frauds will be made this week.
Arrests will also be made as a result
of the investigation into the sale to
the government of various machines
for- use in postoffices, such as cancel
ling devices, adding machines, cash
registers or automatic cashiers, etc.
TROOPS NOT WITHDRAWN.
Morenci Will Be Watched by Federal
Denver, June 18.On advices from
Washington Gen. Baldwin, command
ing the department of the Colorado,
yesterday sent orders for one troop of
the Third cavalry to proceed with all
haste from Fort Apache, Areiz., to
Morenci. Monday it was believed that
the spirit of the strike was broken and
Col.'Lebo, commanding five troops of
the Fourteenth cavalry at Morenci
was ordered to return his command to
Forts Grant and Huachucha, but more
recent developments have shown the
advisability, of keeping federal troops
on the spot.
MADE HIM CRAZY.
Close Game of Ball Causes Insanity of
New York, June 18.Thomas Don
ohue, a native of Harrison, N. J., has
become insane through excitement
over a baseball game. Donohue was
an inveterate "fan." The other day
he witnessed a game between the New
ark and Buffalo teams which resulted
in a score of 1 to 0. He became great
ly excited, and his friends, who say he
has been acting strangely ever since,
finally had him taken into custody by
ATTACKED BY HIGHWAYMEN.
Man Is Fatally Wounded, but Kills One
of His Assailants.
Missoula, Mont, June 18. Patrick
Donovan, a well known ranchman and
politician at Clinton was fatally wound
ed by three highwaymen yesterday. As
he lay dying on the ground he returned
the fire, killing one robber and se
verely wounding another. The unin
jured highwayman gathered the dead
one on his saddle, and, leading the
horse of the third man, who was in the
saddle, galloped off.
CONDEMNED TO DIE.
Two Men Convicted for"the Murder of
M.arion, 111., May 19.Jerry Graves
and Cal .Price, charged with the
murder of Mrs. Nellie Reicheldorfer
on the 16th of March last, were found
guilty by the jury after less than an
hour's deliberation. Death sentence
was passed upon them.
We work day or
W can do any
thing with a
No one could appreciate
Your patronage better
Xo one will give you more
attention or can give
When you throw a dollar
at us you know you
have a string on it.
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BODIES OF FLOOD VICTIMS HASTI-
LY INTERRED TO PREVENT
DEATH LIST WILL REACH 500
THREE HUNDRED BODIES FOUND
AND THE WORK ONLY
TOWN PRETTY WELL SEARCHED
EVERY AVAILABLE MAN FROM
PUT TO WORK.
Heppner, Or., June IS. Willow
creek, which on Sunday night wiped
out more than half of this town, has
shrunk to the size of a brook. Ahout
$500,000 worth of property has been
destroyed at Heppner. Several thou
sand persons have arrived from out
side places and an army of men and
horses is sifting debris. Three hundred
bodies have been found and there are
men who say the work is only half be
People are coming from all direc
tions in wagons and on horseback and
the work of recovering bodies and
burying the dead is proceeding as
fast as possible. The work of inter
ment is carried on hurriedly, as it is
feared that there will be an epidemic',
and many of the bodies are buried in
rude boxes. A force of seventy men is
digging graves on the.hillside. Prompt
measures are being taken
To Prevent a Plague.
Heppner itself has now been pretty
well searched, except in piles of debris,
where it is thought creat numbers of
bodies will be found.
Between lone and Heppner there
are great piles of bris, bit tLo flood
passed so quickly that the roads have
not been seriously damaged. The rail
road track, however, from Lexington
on is badly torn up. Heavy steel rails
were bent and twisted like corkscrews?
and the heavy timbers were splintered
like matches. In Heppner itself the
flood swept a clean path a mile lone
and two blocks wide through the town,
following generally the course of Wil
Perhaps the greatest loss of life oc
curred at the Heppner hotel. This
Was Carried Away.
It is supposed that there were about
fifty guests in this hotel, all of whom
are reported to be lost.
Around the depot the rising water
left great heaps of driftwood piled
higher than the roof of the sta'.ion,
and the rescuing parties were forced
to demolish these pyramids of timber
in order to extricate the corpis-a. Un
doubtedly many of the bodies were
carried by the rushing waters down
No systematic effort has, as yet,
been made to find the dead who are
undoubtedly strewn along the canyon,
every available man from a radius of
sixty-five miles has been pressed into
service at Heppner itself. Gangs of
men are at work clearing away the
piles of debris, rocks and timbers
which are piled- in heaps in Heppner's
streets and taking out the. corpses
which are thus concealed.
SAVED BY A HAIR.
Colorado Burro Drags Eastley From
the Jaws of Death.
Denver, June 18. Ralph Eastley,
secretary of the National Civic feder
ation, was saved from being dashed to
death over a precipice while scaling
Pike's Peak by grasping a burro's tail.
Seeing his perilous position. Eastley
decided this was the only means
which could hope to save his life and
the burro carried him safely out of
harm's way. Eastley still retains in a
neatly done up bundle the bunch of
hair which he pulleed from the burro's
tail in the struggle.
BELGIAN STEAMER CAPSIZES.
Captain and Six Members of the Crew
Christiansand. June 18The Belgian
steamer Rubens, bound from Sunder
land, Eng.. for Piliau, East Prussia,
capsized and sank June 10. The cap
Tain, mate and six men were drowned.
Seven other members of the crew
drifted in a small boat for twenty-two
hours, during which time three of
them died from exposure" The others
were picked up.
Convicted of Grand Larceny.
New York, June 18James McHugh,
a driver for an express company, was
convicted of grand larceny for steal
ing a package of jewelry valued at
$10,000. The jewels have not been re
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BRIDGE GOES DOWN.
Six Persons Fatally and a Score of
Others Seriously Injured.
Eau Claire, Wis,, Juno 18. A long
section ci' the Madison street bridge
approach went down under the weight
of between 150 and 200 people at 9:30
o'clock last night. Six persons were
seriously, probably fatally, injured.
Twenty-five or thirty others wife less
seriously injured. The names "bf the
victims have not yet been learned. The
accident occurred during an illumina
tion of the street carnival booths along
the main streets of the city. Hundreds
of people had gone to the bridge to
watch the illumination from "this
vantage point. Suddenly, without a
moment's warning, a section of the
approach, forty feet in length, sanit.
Instantly all was confusion. Calls were
sent in for doctors and policemen to
help carry away the injured. It was
thought for a time that the entire
bridge, with its load of humanity, had
gone down, carrying hundreds to death
in the waters of the Chippewa river.
It was found, however, as soon as or
der was partially restored, thai the
death list would be comparatively
small, if any, though two score were
hurried to offices of doctors and the
BRITISH COLUMBIA FLOODS.
Fraser River Overflows Its Banks
and Drives Settlers From Home.
Vancouver .3. C. June 18. The
gradual ri. in the Fraser river still
continues, and the lowlands in several
districts are s-iill under water. Breaks
in the Pitt river dike resulted in the
submerging of several hundred acres
of land. Nacoman island, aaout forty
miles up the river from New West
minster, is under water. There are
fifty farmers living on this island, and
a steamer was sent up from New West
minster to take off the people and cat
tle. So far there has been but one
drowning, that of William Melbourne.
GIVES POLICE HARD FIGHT.
Nearly Lose Their Lives in Arresting
Neenah, Wis., June 18. Joseph
Barber, reputed ti* bt an escaped con
vict from the low state prison, was
arrested here yesterday after a strug
gle in which Chief of Police Janus
Brown, Andrew MejJabe, an Oshkosb
detective, and Barber neaily lost their
lives. In attempting to take Barber
from a houseboat on which he was liv
ing the officers wore pulled into Lake
Winnebago, and it was only after a
desperate struggle that they were able
to overcome and place him in a naph
tha launch. Barper was wanted in
Oshkosh on a charge of larceny.
CITY WILL OPEN STORE.
Kenosha Hopes to Save Hundreds of
Dollars by Its Scheme.
Kenosha, Wis., June 18. The city
of Ke.iosha will try the most unique
scheme in the history of municipal
ownership under the terms of an order
issued by the city council for the open
ing oi a grocery store and butcher
shop to be under the entire control of
the city. In these stores all the pro
vision.: needed for the paupers will be
dealt out to ther~. the city Baying, all
profits of middlemen. Aid. Peter Ja
cobs, who is the father of the plan,
claims that the city will save hundr. ds
of dollars annually by entering into
the mercantile business.
ITS WORST FIRE.
Loss on Felt Shoe Factory at Webster
City Is $70,000.
Webs.er City, Iowa, June 18. The
worst conflagration ever experienced
here was in the felt shoe factory which
burned Monday night. The loss will
reach $70,000. The plant was capital
ized at JJOO.OOO and was insured for
$36,000. The plant and everything in
it was a total loss.
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 18. 1903. TEX CENTS PER WEEK,
Fred C. Smvth. Pres. Thos. P. Smvth, See-Treas. I). C. Smvth. Manager.
BEMIDJI MERCANTILE CO.
UO'J Beltrami Avenue.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
GROCERIES, FLOUR FEED, HAY GRAIN PRODUCE.
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THAT IS ABOUT HOW KING
PETER WILL STAND IN
MILITARY WILL RILL COUNTRY
DICTATORSHIP UNDER LEADERS
OF REVOLUTION WILL RUN
CHFMfLL OUTLOOK TOR PENR
WILL JUST AS CHEERFULLY MUR-
DER HIM IF HE OPPOSES
Belgrade, June IS -The position of
King Peter I. promises to be little
mote than that of a royal captive the
real government of the country will be
a military dictatorship unuer the lead
ers of.the revoi.itidi,, Col. Maschln and
Col. Mit-ichitcl.. The new king 13 al
most without any personal adherents,
and the ruling spirits of the army, it Is
thought probable, would just us readily
murder liim as they did his predeces
sor should he oppose their aim*.
At the present moment the whole
country under military rule, ami, al
though no prefects in the country dis
tricts have been revoked each is nc
companted by an array officer who at
tends the prefect wherever lie roes.
even to the telephone. This policy has
led to one good .result, not a Single
case of disorder anywhere having peen
reported. Extremely forcible argu
ments were found necessary to sup
for a republic The foremost advocate
of the creation oi a I'.mblican foun
government was I.jubornlr Schiekovies,
the editor of the Belgrade Odjek.
Finding him Impervious to arguments
the conspirators invited hi.j to a din
ner at the officers' club la.t Saturday
During the dinner his to.d him
that unless he agreed to support
Prlnce~Peter Karagectgevitch thme
would be one head less in Belgrade
that night. M. Schiekovies yielded to
the force of this reasoning ant ac
cepted the situation. He is now mm
ister oTTTTs'tiee in the U.CW guvuiu
Inquiries in official circles ev ry
where elicit the assurance that the
people are delighted with the actioh.of
the government, but conversa?' ma
overheard in public place.- indicate
that the people, especially t-hwte living
outside the capital, know little nm\
care little about the trend of national
It is believed that the army will try
to make secret terms with the new
king by which it will retain the su
premacy gainer' by the trageuy, but
whether the king will agree to the con
ditions Is uncertain.
NEGROES ARE KILLED.
Race Riots Occur in a Section of Mis
New Orleans. June 18. Latest re
ports from the race trtio!e that have
prevailed on the border of Smith and
Scott counties, Mississippi, give the
total number of negroes killed there
at seven. The trouble was started
nearly two weeks ago when two white
men. R. E. Craft and James Hoyee.
were shot by negroes and one of them
killed. As a result a white mob raided
the negro settlement, killing Hornby
and three others, including a woman.
These troubles intensified the race
bitterness. A story was circulated
among the whiles that a large number
of rifles and cartridges were shinned
Fresh Dairy Butter
Fresh Creamery Butter
Best Patent Flour
to me negroes a cqmn intended for
Hornby. The white mob started in to
capture the weapons and ammunition,
and In the skirmishing that followed
three more negroes were killed. Most
of the other negroes". 150 In number,
were ordered out of the neighborhood
and moved to Laurel. Meridian and
FOUR PEOPLE DROWN.
Rowboat Overturns and but One Mem
ber of Family Is Saved.
Montreal, June 18, Pietre Suay, a
carter, look his wile pud family of
three children and a neighbor's child
to Butte Island for tin outing yester
day. While rowlnt in flat-bottomed
boat the craft capsized, Suay. his
wife and two children were drowned'
One of his children and the neighbors
child were sa\ d.
GREEN TO BE NAMED,
Duluth Man Will Succeed James R.
Garfield on Civil Service Commission.
Washington, June lis.- The report is
current thai lUi.ry Green of Ihiluth
will be named as civil service cordrnis
siomr liy President Roosevelt. If ap
pointed Mr Gft'Crn will take the place
vacated by .lames R. (lurlrdd.
STRIKE VIRTUALLY ENDED.
Hotel Employes Will Submit Differ
ences to Arbitration.
Chicago, June 18 The indications
are that the hotel and restaurant,
strike begun ben last, week will bft
settled by arbitration and that the
strikers will return to work tomorrow
morning. Such strong pressure from
outside organizations was brought to
bear on the joint board of the striking
unions here thai the board consented
to a proposition which virtually ends
The Fuse Died Out.
Little Falls. Minn, June 18, Six
pounds of dynamite were placed on the
porch of the home of Father Pfeiffer, a
priest at Pier/.. The fuse died out be
fore reaching the explosive. The ex
plosion would, no doubt, have wrecked
the house and kllleed the priest and
four other inmates. The trouble at
Pier/, is over the public and parochial
schools ami the eomtnunity is Cut up
into factions. Then- Is no blue.
Fifty Years Wedded.
Hm-lsoir^VVi-s-v-JunoUS, Mr, and
Mrs. Balsam yeste'rday celebrated the
fiftieth anniversary of their wedding.
A number of rheir ptcmei friends Kiel
at their homo last evrning to pay their
I respects They left a handsome golden
souvenir as a reminder of the event.
i The couple were married in Chicago
June 16, 1853, and three years later
getllcd in Hudson, wtyere Mr. Balsam
has been In the mercantile business
Pierre, S. I). June 18.GoV. Herreid
announces that John Perkins of
Roberts county will be appointed com
missioner of Insurance for the term
commencing July 1.
Strikers Make Trouble.
Dubuque, Iowa, June 18. A small
crown stoned the street cars which re
Burned running after a week's idleness
with non-union men. The sheriff called
i out the soldiers and they were on
guard with a witling gun.
Soo Depot Burns.
Prentice, Wis., June 18. The Soo
I depot at this place burned to he
ground. The origin of the fire is unex
plained. The fire started in the freight
room. Loss, $900. A new depot will
*t once be erected.
Rare and Costly Gold Fish.
One of the rarest and most expen
sive of Chinese gold fishes is the
brushtail, a pair of which sells for
$1,000. Probably there is no other
living thing of its size and weight that
is worth so much money.