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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 64.
REFUSES TO RECEIVE ANY PETI-
TION RELATING TO INTERNAL
SLAP..IN THE fACE FROM RUSSIA
THAT'S WHAT WE WILL GET IF
WILL BE SENT JUST THE SAME
STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS DE
LAY I S FAULT OP THE
Washington, July 3."The Russian
government must categorically refuse
to receive from any power any peti
tions, representations or communica
tions relative to its internal policy."
This is the closing paragraph of a
statement given out yesterday by the
highest source of authority in the mat
ter in this country. Its significance is
very deep. It is a direct warning to
President Roosevelt that should he
carry out Bis expressed intention to
send to the czar the petition from the
Jewish organizations in the United
states for the betterment of the con
dition of their co-religionists in Rus
sia, he will be told to mind his own
business. It means that the friendly
relations which have existed for so
many years between Russia and the
United States will become strained
should the president
Persist in His Purpose.
To put it plainly, President Roose
velt and the government of the United
States are in danger of receiving a
slap in the face from Russia. The
statement in which this significant
warning occurs was called forth by a
report that Russia had offered an ex
planation of the Kishineff massacre to
this country. There is a tone ol indig
nation .in the denial which composes
the rest of the statement, and which
reads as follows:
"The Russian government most pos
itively denies the report that it .has
THl E DAILY"
i i ,i
oucr ca ttiir exp-iauKXroli to tiic auici 1-
can government through the Russian
embassy at Washington or the Ameri
can embassy at St. Petersburg regard
ing the Kishineff incident, or that it
has ever been addressed by the Amer
ican government upon the subject."
Will Send It Just the Same.
The state department last night au
thorized the following statement:
"The delay in forwarding the peti
tion of the American citizens of the
Jewish "faith as to the ill-treatment of
their co-religionists in Ru3sia was
solely due to the delay in furnishing
the address to the state department by
the petitioners. The state department
would, of course, pay no heed to any
statement purporting to emanate from
the Russian government, unless such
statement was made officially in some
form or other to our own government.
The state department has been careful
to act only in accordance with all re
quirements of official propriety, but
within the limits thus laid down, it
Certainly Not Hesitate
to give expression to the deep sympa
thy felt not only by the administration
but by all the American people for the
unfortunate Jews who have been the
victims in the recent appalling mas
sacres and outrages."
In this connection it was pointed out
by another official, who disclaimed to
speak in his official capacity, however,
that it seemed somewhat strange to
say the least, that "the Russian gov
ernment would choose this particular
method of making a statement to the
American people at this very time
when by methods certainly the reverse
of friendly to the United States it has
sought to make China join in break
ing the plighted faith of all treaties as
to open door in Manchuria and has
endeavored to bar our people from ac
ross to Manchuna trade."
KAISER'S SON TO VISIT FAIR.
Princes Adelbert and Henry Going to
Kiel, July 3.It is semi-offlcially an
nounced that as a further demonstra
tion of the entente between the lrn^
perial government and the United
States, emphasized by the German
naval cordialities to the American
squadron, Prince Adelbert and Prince
Henry of Prussia, with their suits,
have been authorized to visit the St.
Louis exposition. Prince Adelbert Is
Emperor William's third son. He is
nineteen years old.
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HEART-MOVING INCIDENTS AT
SCENE OF THE MINE CA-
MANY OETHE SURVIVORS GO MAD
TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY-FIVE
MINERS WERE KILLED BY
RESCUERS IN GREAT DANGER
POSSIBILITY OF ANOTHER EX-
PLOSION MAKES SITUATION
Hanna, Wyo., July 3.Of two hun
dred and eighty-one who went into the
Union Pacific Coal company's No. 1
mine, two hundred and tnirty-five
were killed by the explosion of black
damp that occurred Tuesday. Most of
the dead are Finlanders and negroes.
Members of the rescuing parties tell
of pitiful scenes about the seventeenth
level, as deep as it has been possible
to penetrate. Some of the survivors
were driven insane, and fought like
fiends against the rescuers. Dazed,
listless survivors were found sitting
on cars or lying on the floor, careless
of whether they lived or died. Near
the seventeenth level twenty bodies
Strewn Over a Pile
Of debris which the men had striven
to surmount before overcome by the
deadly fumes. Some were seared and
blackened by flames, but all had died
crawling toward fresh air. The eleven
rescuers who had gone thus far were
too weak to bring out a body.
For hours the scene at the mouth of
the level was heart-moving. With
clothes and hair awry, mothers, wives,
sweethearts and children huddled to
gether, weeping and wringing their
hands. Many sat on shattered timbers
blown from the mine's mouth, insensi
ble to their surroundings. The most
frantic pushed to the edge of the gap
and tried to force a way into the slope.
A Mass of Flames.
Information was received last night
trated the mine to the sixteenth level
that the workings below the seven
teenth level are a mass of flames, and
where a few hours ago it was believed
the rescuers would reach the bodies
of the entombed not later than noon
to-day, the efforts of those working
below the surface are now confined to
the work of walling up the entries and
the slope and putting up tiro proof
barriers which will prevent the names
from reaching the seventeenth and
other levels above. This is taken as an
indication that the rescuers
Realize the Fruitlessness
of attempting to rescue the entombed
miners below the seventeenth level.
Added to the horrors of the fire which
will doubtless destroy the under
ground workings, is the danger of an
other explosion which may occur at
any time. The situation is decidedly
grave and the citizens are becoming
alarmed for the safety of those who
are working below the surface and
also those engaged in hauling away
the debris i'rom the mouth of the
Fire fighters and volunteers are ar
riving on every train. The force is
well organized and the work iB pro
gressing as fast as possible.
KILLED A WIDOW.
Revolting Crime Is Committed In the
Venita, Ind. T., July 3.Full details
of a revolting crime were related in
Commissioner Field's court at this
place. Cynthia Johnson, an aged
widow who lived near Kinnison, had
been found alone by her slayer, who
attacked her with a club and beat her
almost to death. He then shot her
twice and she fell dead. He escaped,
hiding in the brush, and has not been
captured. Mrs. Johnson had some
means, but her money was not taken.
Her son and daughter were away at
the time of the killing and when the
daughter came home she found her
mother dead in the yard. Hogs had
attacked her and had eaten the corpse
until it was beyond recognition. The
murder has caused excitement at
Kinnison, and if her slayer is arrested
it would be difficult to prevent mob
BUBONIC PLAGUE ABOARD.
Pest Kills Rats on a South American
Marseilles. July 3. When the
steamship Franca from Buenos Ayros,
arrived yesterday it was found that
some thirty rats had died of the bu
bonic plagr.e. Precautions were adopt
ed to prevent any dissemination of the
germs, and the crew was put under
NO MORE TALK.
Postal Employes Must Keep Silence In
Regard to Scandals.
Washington, July 3.No more talk
ing for publication is the order given
by Postmaster General Payne to all of
his subordinates. Mr. Payne called his
four assistants into conference prepar
atory to his departure from Washing
ton Friday. "Immediate dismissal"
was threatened to any of them or any
of their subordinates who should dare
to discuss any phase of the postal In
vestigation in his absence.
Red Lake Falls, Minn., July 'A.
The eleven-year-old son of James
Gray was drowned in Clearwater river
Drowned During a Fit.
West Superior, Wis., July 3.While
sitting on the bank of a little trout
stream which runs into the St. Louis
river, Aleck Resburg, a farmer near
here, was taken with a fit and fell in
and was drowned.
Finally Killed Himself.
Battle Creek, Iowa, July 3. The
second attempt to kill himself, made
by Harry T. Spotts of this place, was
successful. The first time he took
poison but was relieved. Yesterday he
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TURKISH SOLDIERS TRYING TO
PROVOKE AN INTERNATION-
BULGARIA MAKtS COMPLAINT
TURKEY FAILS IN REFORM
SCHEME AND MAKES WAR-
POWfRS ASKID TO TAKE IT I
USE THEIR INFLUENCE TO MAKE
TURKEY DROP UNFRIEND-
Vienna, July 3. It is announced
here that Bulgaria has sent, a circular
to its representatives abroad and the
ministers of powers in Sofia culling
attention to ffie attitude* of Turkey,
which It declares lias not only failed
to co-operate in carrying out the re
form scheme, hui is concentrating
troops and artillery on the frontier,
where the Turkish soldiers under the
guise of searching for arms are per
petrating all sorts of outrages on the
Bulgarians in the hope of provoking an
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.situated as it at the bfifl/l Buiihead Lake, and
at the terminus of the Bullhead branch of the M. &
I. railway, and being- in (.lie heart of the timber dis
trict where logging will lie carried on extensively
for the next fifteen years, is bound to bo a thriving
town in a very short time. The soil in this vicinity
ta loam with elay subsoil, showing excel lent, pros
pects In regard to agricultural purposes. The
O'Kelliher Mercantile Co.
will build a large general -tore, to -apply loggers
THE voung towns in Northern Minnesota are fam
ous for their rapid growth, and everything goes
to show that KELLIHER will be one of the busiest
logging centers in this district.
For inhumation regarding prices of lots, or otji er general
Information, write or call at the
Crookston Lumber Company
International COHfliet, Which, \t\0 Uut-n
say. could only have disastrous- re-
sults for Turkey and Bulgaria.
Appeals to the Powers.
The note appeals to the powers to
exert pressure at Constantinople to
secure the withdrawal of the excessive
Turkish forces now stationed on the
frontier. The Bulgarian government
declines to he responsible should
Turkey continue its unfriendly atti
Count Goluchowski, in reply, lias
promised that the Austrian ambassa
dor at Constantinople will make rep
resentations to the porte with regard
to the situation on the Bulgarian
frontier, and will request the Turkish
government to avoid doing anything
which may induce Bulgaria to tako
Page Morris a Federal Judge.
St. Paul. July 3. Page Morris of
Duluth took the oath of office us judge
of the United States district court of
Minnesota Before Triage William b&fch
ren at the opening of the district
court yesterday morning. The oath
was administered by the clerk,
Charles I.. Spencer. Immediately after
the brief ceremony Judge Lochren ex
tended his greetings and the attorneys
Snow at Butte.
Butte. Mont.. July 3. -Snow began
to tall hen- at 1 o'clock yesterday af
ternoon and the Indications are that
the fall will bo heavy. Butte has had
snow on almost every Fourth of July.