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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 65.
HORNS ARE LOCKED
UNITED STATES AND RUSSIA
GETTING INTO A SERIOUS
DANGER IN MANCHURIAN AfEAIR
THAT QUESTION AND KISHINEFF
PETITION AROUSE COMPLI-
RUSSIA OlillTY OF FALSEHOOD
DESPITE PROFESSIONS OF RE-
GARD RUSSIA IS ACTING UN-
Washington. July That Russia
and the "United States have locked
horns over the Kishineff petition is
generally acknowledged hero, where
the situation Is regarded as capable of
assuming a serious phase. The two
itatements Issued here Wednesday
evening, one from Russian sources
anu the other from the state depart
ment, show the temper of both gov
Russia says: "You must not send
the petition concerning the Kishineff
The United States says: "I will."
When nations defy each other in
that way their relations of friendliness
While officials here decline to make
any disclosures on the subject, it is
generally believed that the statement
Issued late Wednesday night by the
state department h. which expression
was given to the decision to pay no at
tention to any other than
An Official Objection
from the Russian government to the
transmission to it by the United
States of the American petition, was
prepared at Oyster Bay and tele
graphed to Wasn'ngton with instruc
tions to furnish it to the press.
This lends it an additional signifi
cance which cannot fail to denote the
seriousness of what vas regarded at
one time as a mere diplomatic _mrry.
It should not be understood* rrom tms
remark that there is daager of any
physical clash between Russia and the
United States over the Kishineff pe
tition, but there is another feature of
the relations of the two powers which
is likely to develop the friction due
primarily to the decision of President
Roosevelt to forward* representations
from American citizens concerning the
iii treatment of Jews in the czar's do
This feature is the Manchurian situ
ation, and the deep danger that lies in
it may be appreciated when the (ton
eluding paragraph of the statement
made by the state department is read
in the knowledge that the statement
Preoared at Oyster Bay
and nas tne approval or" tne presraent.
That concluding paragraph was as fol
"In this connection it was pointed
out by another official, who disclaimed
any purpose to speak in his official ca
pacity, however, that it seemed some
what strange to say the least, that the
Russian government should choose
this particular method of making a
statement to the American people at
the very time when, by methods which
are certainly the reverse of friendly to
the United States, it has sought to
make China join in breaking its plight
ed faith to all the powers as to the
open door to Manchuria, and has en
deavored to bar our people from ac
cess to the Manchurian trade."
This is a direct accusation that Rus
sia's promise to observe the principle
of the "open door" in China was not
made in good faith. It is a vital ac
cusation that Russia has been
Guilty of Falsehood.
Interpreted broadly it appears to
mean that the United States govern
ment suspects Russia is not its friend
despite professions of cordial regard,
and in issuing the statement that it
would decline to receive the petition
from America, it was willing to show
its defiance of the country.
Acting Secretary of State Loomis
has been informed that the petition in
behalf of the Russian Jews will prob
ably be delivered at the state depart
ment or at Oyster Bay in about a
week. 'Immediately upon its receipt
by the United States government it
will be dispatched to Mr. Riddle, Unit
ed States charge at St. Petersburg. It
will be accompanied by a note of
transmittal instructing Mr. Riddle ex
actly what disposition to make of the
petition, for there is no intention here
to place any undue responsibility on
the charge in this matter.
A Name for Our Drug Store
And the sum of five dollars will be awarded to theboy
or girl suggesting the most appropriate namethe
contest to open on Monday, July 6, 8 a. m. and close
on Tuesday, July 7, at 6 p. m. If any two or more
suggestions are the same, the one received first will
be the winner, as the date and hour of receipt will be
When you select your name, write it
on a slip of paper and bring it to
the store and receive your check No.
Drugs, Stationery, Fireworks
IS READY EOR WAR
BULGARIA'S RESERVE FORCE IS
BEING HELD IN READ!-
IMPENDING CALAMITY IS EEI.T
DANGER IN THE AIR, BUT NOBODY
ATTEMPTS TO EXPLAIN ITS
WARLIKE PREPARATIONS PROCEED
TURKISH TROOPS BEING STEADI-
LY MASSED ON BULGARIAN
Sofia, Bulgaria, July #.Bulgaria is
a prey to indefinite apprehension. It
is felt that calamity is impending al
though nobody attempts to explain
what will be its nature. The govern
ment persists in preparations for war.
The whole reserve force of the nation
all the men who during the last
twenty-one years were discharged af
ter two years active service .vith the
colorshave received written instruc
tions to hold themselves in readiness
to join their respective regiments at
stwenty-four hours' notice.
A military commission is inspecting
the horses throughout the country and
classifying them with reference to
their availability for cavalry or ar
tillery service, and is also making
large purchases of suitable animals in
Russia and elsewhere.
In the frontier towns houses fed
other buildings are being examined by
officers with a view to troops being
quartered in those localities. Old
men, women and girls are being
trained for Red Cross hospital duties.
The ministery meets so frequently as
to leave no doubt that extraordinary
Turkish troops are being steadily
massed on the Bulgarian frontier. At
the same time the situation is ren
dered more critical! than otherwise
would be the case by the strained in
ternal condition of Arstria-Hungary.
THE DAILY PIONEER.
.BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, MONDAY, JULY 6. 1903.
Fred C. Smyth, Pres.
Whole Wheat Flour
SAVED BY LIPTON
r"IVE PERSONS RESCUED FROM
DISMASTED YACHT BY HIS
CAUGHT BY SUDDEN SQUALL
FURY OF THE WIND SNAPS THE
MAST OUT OF THE
DEATHS fROM HEAT AND STORM
TERRIFIC STORM SWEEPS NEW
YORK, KILLING THREE AND
New York. July Five persona
were rescued from a dismasted yacht
by Sir Thomas Option's crews yester
day after a squall had wrecked their
craft, and in the nick of Um Three
of the party in the wreck were women.
The yacht was the cabin eatboat
Yankee of New Brunswick, owned by
Jacob Ziegler. On board witli him
were Edward Ewing of Now York and
Mrs. E. Smith and her two-daughters.
Edna and Emma, also of Now York.
The eatboat, which was cruising
about Sandy Hook bay, near the anch
orage of the Lip'ton fleet, was carrying
a full mainsail, but no attompt was
made to lower or reef when the storm
clouds gathered. Suddenly the squall
swept down upon it and the fury of the
wind fairly snapped the mast out of
the boat, clean to the deck.
Aboard the Erin, Sir Thomas
Lipton Saw the Mishap
and immediately ordered tne Erin's
two launches cleared from the davits
and lowjred away. Both launches
were manned as they fell and were
quickly headed for the wreck. It was
difficult to get alongside the Yankee
because of the heavy sea and the
swaying, pounding mass of wreckage.
Finally a line heaved from the tirin's
big launch was made fast to the
wrecked yacht and her head was
brought around r.a that the gear could
be cleared away. The smaller launch
also got a line aboard and both towed
the d'smasted craft, which by this
time was half-full of water from the
seas which had broken over her, Into
the lee of the Erin.
The party were taken off to Sir
Thomas' flagship. They were thor
oughly drenched and were weak and
faint with excitement. Sir Thomas
made his impromptu guests welcome.
Deaths From Storm and Heat.
A terrific storm here yesterday fol
lowed a period of most intense heat.
There were four t.s from the heat
yesterday and a s. ore or more of pros
trations. Already three deaths direct
ly traceable to the storm have been
reported end many persons caught in
the fury of the wind were injured. At
one time the gale blew at the rate of
/eventy-two miles an hour in the upper
part of New York, according to the
weather bureau. Many places were
struck by lightning, which played
continuously for an hour or more.
Scientific Kinks Lighten the Burdens
of New Settlers.
Pierre, S. D., July 4.A number of
ranchers west of the river are putting
in water systems on their ranches,
using gasoline engines for power to
elevate water. In connection with fire
protection and benefits of plenty of
water about their buildings, most of
them also use the water for irrigating
gardens and growing supplies of vege
tables, while an occasional plant is be
ing put In with capacity to irrigate on
an extensive scale.
Thos. P. Smvth, SecTreas. D. C. Smvth, Manager.
BEMIDJI MERCANTIL E CO.
302 Beltrami Avenue.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
GROCERIES FLOUR FEED, HAY GRAIN PRODUCE.
Phone No. 215.
Sailor Is Washed Overboard and
Newport. R. I., July 4. For the
first time in the history of American
ninety-footers a fatal accldeal oc
curred yesterday. Carl B. Olson, a
seaman on the old cup defender Co
lumbia, was washed from the bow
sprit just before the yacht reached the
first turn in yesterday's race, and was
drowned. Out of respect to the dead
man Columbia withdrew from the
race. Thorp will be no more racing
until the yachts start on the New
York Yacht club's course. Yesterday's
race was also marred by a mishap to
Constitution. Soon after the start she
carried away the jaws of .her gaff, and
the great steel spar, swinging forward,
buckled in the center. The mainsail
was ripped clear across several times
and rendered practically worthless.
Reliance received the severest buffet
ing she has had since being launched.
The sea was a terrific one for racing
yachts, and when the yacht reached
her moorings it was noticed that she
had a big dent five feet long in the
bronze plating close to the water lin
on the port bow. The indentation was
similar to that Constitution sustained
two years ago. Reliance snllod Splen
didly. It was the stlffest breeze and
hardest sea that the boats have been
out In since the season's racing began,
and had there been no accidents the
record for a thirty-mile triangular
course would have been cut down con
siderably. As it was. Reliance, with
no craft to push her. came to the
finish line from the .-second turn in
THE NEW TOWN OF
situated as it is, at the head Hulihead Lake, and
at the term inn.- the IJulllicad branch of the M. &
I. railway, and being in the heart of the timber dis
tnet where lodging- will be carried on extensively
for the next fifteen years, i* bound to be a thriving
town in a very short time. The soil in this vicinity
is loam with clay subsoil, .showing excellent pros
pects in regard to agricultural purpose*. The
O'Kelliher Mercantile Co.
will build a large general store, to supply loggers
THE young towns in Northern Minnesota are fam
ous for their rapid growthj ami everything goes
to show thai KELLIHER will be one of the busiest
logging center* in this distriefc
For information regarding prices of lots, or other general
information, write or rail at the
Crookston Lumber Company
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
Fresh Dairy Butter
Fresh Creamery Butter
Best Patent Flour
FATAL ACCIDENT ON COLUMBIA.
ir minuie.s aim iu aecctucra, cue raaicoi
ten-mile leg ever sailed. The rigging
and spars of Reliance went through
the test in splendid style, not a strand
of wire being started.
CHILD BURNED TO DEATH.
Awe-Stricken Crowd Look On. Help
less to Render Assistance.
Wash igton, July 4. In the pres
ence of an awe-stricken crowd. Morris,
the six year-old son of Israel Serrate,
yesterday was burned to death In a
fire whieh started from a gasoline
stove The child' appealed from the
window for help, but before assistance
could be rendered he was dead. The
hoy's motl.er made frantic efforts to
rescue him and was so severely
burned herself that she died later.
To Acquire Warships.
Santiago. Chile. July A report I*
current here that Japan intends to ac
quire the Chilean warships now In
course of construction.
Cable Almost Completed.
Manila, July 4. The cable ship
Anglla has paid out cable to within a
few miles of Honolulu, where she is
exported to arrive to-day, tljus com
pleting the Pacific cable between the
Philippine islands and San Francisco.
Chair Factory Destroyed.
South Ashburnhatn. Mass.. July 4.
Fire destroyed the chair factory of
Wilbur F. Whitney, entailing a loss of
$75,000. Four buildings were burned.
No one was seriously hurt, although
several were slightly injured.