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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 69.
BY A THREAD
EXPECTATION THAT ANY MO-
MENT MAY BRING DEATH
TO POPE LEO.
A WONDERFUL FIGHT FOR LIFE
COMPLICATION OF DISEASES
WHICH WOULD ENDANGER
MAN IN PRIME.
RECOVERY IS NOf IMPOSSIBLE
ALTHOUGH DR. MAZZONI SAYS
POPE'S CONDITION CONTIN-
Rome, July 10, 5:25 a. m. The
pope is asleep. The condition of his
lungs is not worse. There is as yet
no suspicion of serums gathering
again in the pleura, but t' disorder of
his kidneys is disquieting.
During the early part of the night
his* holiness was somewhat restless.
The occasional brief periods of sleep
were disturbed by difficulty in breath
ing. The pontiff spoke little and
seemed much depressed. Chloral and
caffeine were administered with good
effects. About sunrise the pontiff fell
into a more restorative sleep than he
had had all night.
May Die at Any Moment.
Rome, July 10, 1:15 a. m The life
of Pope Leo continues to hang by a
thread, with the expectation that any
moment may bring death. Yet the
wonderful vitality of the remarkable
old man is combatting a complication
of diseases which would endanger a
strong man in the prime of life.
Throughout yesterday the reports
from the sick room alternated with
fears and hopes. At times rumors of
the gravest character gained cur
rency. Out of the mass of contradic
tory reports, the essential features of
the pope's actual condition are indi
cated in the bulletins issued at 9:45
yesterday morning and at 8:15 last
evening, bearing the signatures of the
two attending doctors. The early bul
letin was noticeably free from tech
nical language. During the night the
pope had secured little refreshing
sleep, and with this sleeplessness was
The difficulty in breathing had in
creased and a derangement of the
kidneys began to manifest itself.
These complications were fully and
frankly stated by the doctors. Their
official bulletin was supplemented in
the cou.'se of personal conversation in
which they showed that they enter
tained scarcely any hop of recovery.
Yet they always qualified their state
ments, setting forth the remarkable
constitutional strength and indomita
ble energy of the patient as the most
striking evidence of his almost super
human will. They instanced the dy
ing man's leaving his bed during the
morning and takiug several steps, un
aided save by a cane, to an armchair.
When this became known many were
disposed to criticise the doctors for
permitting such an exhausting effort,
but it was explained that the entire
absence of fever, the temperature be
ing below normal, eliminated the
danger of syncope from this exertion.
Moreover, the attending physicians
recognized that they were battling
A Man of Iron
will who does not know the meaning
of restraint. Except for the brief time
that he passed in the armchair, the
pope lay in oed throughout the day,
shifting his position frequently with
out assistance, and occasionally tak
ing a small draught of diluted wine
with the yolks of eggs. The only
solid food he has taken is calves'
brains and meat broth.
The later official bulletin, following
ia consultation between Doctors Lap
poni and Mazzoni, completely contra
dicted the alarmist reports and gave a
most favorable statement. This was
disclosed in the improved pulse, better
respiration and ameliorated general
condition. Dr. Mazzoni said in a
conversation following the issuance of
the 8:15 p. m. bulletin, that while the
pope's condition still continued des
perate, recovery was not entirely im
The prevailing sentiment of those
admitted nearest to the sufferer is that
his life is gradually ebbing away, but
whether death will be a matter of
hours or of days neither the doctors
nor his nearest friends can tell.
bbons Starts for Rome.
Baltimore, July 9. Cardinal Gib
bons yesterday left for New York on
his way to Rome.
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TEN THOUSAND MEN WANTED.
This Is the Official Estimate of Har
vest Labor Needs.
St. Paul, Ju 10. The Northern
coast lines have joined in a request to
the St' Paul-Chicago lines for special
low rates between Chicago and St.
Paul, to be used in connection with
low rates from St. Paul 'west, for the
purpose of securing harvest hands tor
the wheat'growers of Vetera Min
nesota and the Dakotas. Coast lines
have agreed to make a rate- of $5 for
harvest hands in parties of five from
St. Paul to all harvest points. The cry
for harvest hands is more or less an
annual occurrence, but this year men
are hard to get and it will be difficult
to induce them to come West. Care
fully prepared estimates are that to
put up the crop in the tlrree states 10,-
000 men will be needed. Harvest
wages will probably run from $2.50 to
?3.50 a day.
SALOON WAR IN IOWA.
Attorney Is Severely Beaten by Two
Clinton. Iowa. July 11). E. H.
Crocker, trn attorney from Cedar Rap
ids, was dragged from the Revere ho
tel yesterday afternoon by William
Magden and Ernest Rohver, and was
severely beaten by the two men.
Crocker came here to prosecute some
liquor dealers, among whom were the
two men named above. Temporary in
junctions were issued closing six sa
loons, among them being those of the
assailants. There has been a saloon
war on here for some months past.
Magden and Rohwer were arrested,
charged with assault. The incident
has aroused considerable indignation.
LIMIT OF FIENDISHNESS.
Brutal Husband Denies Medical Aid
for Wife Who Had Taken Poison.
Sioux City, Iowa, July 10. Though
his wife took rat poison before his
eyes because he had mistreated her,
Frank Kriss, a Polaiuler, allowed the
woman to writhe in agony all night.
He would neither call a doctor nor
place her on the bed, but cursed her
for keeping him awake. The oldest
of five children called a neighbor in
the morning. Mrs. Kriss is in a crit
ical condition. Kriss is in jail and
feeling against him is raining high.
SHORT TERMERS FLIT.
Sheriff and His Son Ouickly Corral
Blue Earth, Minn., July 10.An at
tempt at escape from the county jail
here .yesterday morning caused con
siderable excitement lor a few min
utes. Two short term men, Dan Smith
of Winnebago City, and Frank Bartlett
of Elmore, rushed past the girl as she
brought them their breakfast. The
girl promptly gave the alarm and the
sheriff and his son captured them
after a short chase.
ST. PAUL BOY DROWNED.
Body of Robert Fleisch Recovered by
a Searching Party.
Prior Lake, Minn., July 10. The
body of Robert Fleisch of St. Paul,
who came here to be the guest of
Robert Kneafsey, was found by a
searching party last night in four
feet of water. It is supposed he was
seized with cramps while bathing in
Long lake. He was nineteen years
old. The remains were taken to St.
Paul. The coroner found that death
MANY SEEKING LANDS.
Take Advantage of Chance to Visit
North Dakota Cheaply.
St. Paul, July 10.The second day
of the "rain rates" to North Dakota
points brought a very heavy travel of
land lookers, homestead seekers and
investors from Iowa, Illinois, Indiana
and points in Chicago territory. All
three lines offering the special fares,
the Soo, the Northern Pacific and the
Great Northern, had heavy sales of
the excursion tickets.
Control Ail Saloons.
Washburn, Wis., July 10. The
Washburn brewery was sold to the
Schlitz Brewing company, the consid
eration being in the neighborhood of
$9,000. The purchase of the property
gives the Schlitz people control of
nearly every saloon in this city, as
they become the owners of a large
number of saloon buildings, in addi
tion to a number which they have
purchased during the past few years.
Tragedy Ends Discussion.
Jamestown, N. D., July 10.Thomas
Crawford is on trial in the district
court, charged with having stabbed
Samuel Atchison in the back, inflict
ing a severe wound. The stabbing fol
lowed an alcohol party given at Atch
ison's, and the row followed a discus
sion as to who could sing "A Bird in a
Gilded Cage*' the best,
Barr Colony Leader Egged.
Winnipeg, July 10. Indignant Eng
lishmen at Regina rotten-egged Rev.
Barr, of Barr colony,fame. They were
displeased over his ionduct in respect
to the colony.
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BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY, JULY 10,
BELIEVED THAT POSSIBILITY Or
CLASH IS INCREASING
RUSSIANS'TOLD COlWCil Of WIR
CZAR WILL NOT SHUN CONFLICT
WITH JAPAN IF JAPS ARE
HITCH OVER AMERICAN TREATY
CHINESE FAIL TO REPLY TO DE-
MAND FOR OPENING MAN-
Shanghai, July 10. The American
treaty negotiations are deailhcki
owing to the failure of Chinese author
ities at Pekin to reply to the demand
for the opening of Manelmriau pores
All the prominent Russian officials
in China, Manchuria and Korea are at
tending the conference it Port Ar
thur. Among them are Minister of
War Kuropatkin. Admiral Alexioff,
the Russian ministers at Pekin and
Seoul, the political agents in China
and Korea, including M. Pokotiliff,
financial representative at Pekin, Gen.
Doissino, the military agent in China,
the civil and military officers at Muk
den, Harbin and Kirin and the admin
istrator of Niu Chuang.
The proceedings at the conference
are enveloped in profound secrecy. It
is popularly supposed that the Russian
officials are considering war ques
tions. The foreign commercial offi
cials at Niu Chuang and Port Arthur
believe that the possibility of war is
increasing steadily. The Rxissian pol
icy is believed to be to hold the pres
ent positions in Manchuria, including
Niu Chuang. and to take no steps to
avert hostility with Japan if it is as
sured that Japan will fight unaided.
The war feeling amdhg the Japanese
in North China is intensified.
HONORED BY EDWARD.
American Naval Officers Warmly Wel
comed by the.King.
London, July 10. King Edward
signally honored the officers of the
American squadron last night at the
state ball given at Buckingham palace
the climax of the visit of President
Loubet. His majesty formally re
ceived Admiral Cotton, the captains
of the American shi'js and twenty-five
of the junior American officers, and
Queen Alexandra later gave ttiern the
same distinction. The balltL^ first
since the accession of King Howard
was a brilliant function. 2,200 guests
being present, including President
Loubet and his suite, practically all
the. ambassadors and ministers in
London, the majority of the members
of the royal family, prominent repre
sentatives of the nobility and the of
ficers of the American and French
squadrons now in British waters.
To Rear Admiral Cotton the king ex
pressed his gratification at the visit of
the squadron and inquired if all ar
rangements had been made' for the
comfort of the American officers and
sailors. Admiral Cotton replied that
he had fallen among friends and every
care had been taken of himself and
the others. His majesty had a pleas
ant word to say to each of the officers
CUBAN VETERANS ARE ANGRY.
Fears of an Outbreak Result iri Plac
ing Guards at President's Palace.
Havana, July 10.A sensation has
been caused here by the. placing of
eight members of the rural guard on
duty as sentries at the palace and by
other precautionary measures that
have been taken by the government.
This action is due to rumors of the
possibility of some of the malcontent
ex-revolutionary soldiers taking ex
treme measures to force the govern
ment to pay the army. It is said the
veterans intended to hold a meeting in
the Plaza de Armas, fronting the pal
ace, to make violent speeches against
the government and possibly to adopt
other measures. As there has hitherto
been no guard at the palace, it was de
cided to use the rurales for this pur
pose. It is the general opinion that
the matter is exaggerated.
FARMERS HOLD UP A TRAIN.
Offer Passengers $2.50 and $3 a Day
to Work as Harvest Hands.
Bison, Kan.. July 10.Forty farmers
stopped a Missouri Pacific train and
searched the cars for harvest hands.
The train ordinarily does not stov
here, and the farmers flagged it b*
I means of a lantern and a red handker*
I chief. They offered passengers $2.5*
and $3 a day for three weeks.
BIG PINE SALE.
General Land Office Gives Out Esti
mate for Cass Lake District.
Washington, July 10..Acting Com
missioner Pimple, general land office,
has given out tire estimates of pine to
be sold on hank scale at the Cass
Lake land office commencing Dec. 5
n.-.:i. e.iik'i the estimate made since
the passage of the Morris bill there
will be sold 109,776 acres of pine. Of
this amount there is 30:6(34 of mixed
white and Norway. Tin.-, was esti
mated under Commissioner Hermann.
Under the estimate made this year
there will be sold 120,147 feet of white
and 8:i,til(i of Norway The total to be
sold is 234,5(17.
GIRL ROUTS A M03.
Plucky Daughter of South Carolina
Sheriff Prevents a Lynching.
Columbia, S. C., July 10. Mary
Creech, the eighteen-year-old daugh
ter of Sheriff Creech at Barnwell.stood
off with a rifle a mob of armed men
which had sought to lynch Herbert
Sanderson, who had surrendered him
self for killing Seaborn Moore. The
girl was alone at the jail, her father
having left the keys with her during
his absence. When she leveled a gun
at the crowd It fled. The murder was
the result of a quarrel at a dance over
Four Men Killed in Wreck.
Havre. Mont., July 10.Four tramps
were killed and forty-seven freight
cars ditched, half of which are de
molished, in a freight wreck near Mid
vale, on the Groat Northern. A defec
tive rail was the cause.
Killed for Thirty Cents.
Davis, Iowa, July 10. Because he
owed him 30 cents In a game of poker
which they had juBt finished, Enoch
Burrell killed Frank Thompson, Bur
rell struck Thompson twice on the
temple with his list.
FATAL HOT WAVE IN CHICAGO.
Six Deaths and a Score of Prostra
Chicago, July 10.Six deaths and a
score of prostrations bore witness to
the advent of the hot wave yesterday
here. The temperature during the
morning reached 92 in the weather bu
reau. The thermometers on the street
showed several degrees higher. Last
night a thunder storm, followed by a
breeze off the lake, caused a fall of 20
degrees. For to-day a renewal of the
heat is predicted.
utptons i\ew toat wins.
New York, July 10.Over a leeTward
and windward course of thirty miles,
starting at Sandy Hook lightship in a
rattling breeze, Shamrock III. yester
day heat Shamrock I. only four min
utes and nine seconds, official time.
Gen. Clay Is Insane.
Lexington, Ky., July 10.Gen. Caa
sius M. Clay yesterday was pro
nounced by a jury at Richmond to be
unsound in mind. He will be sent to
an asylum. This action was taken to
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SWtLlhtART WAS BROIHtR.
Young Lady Learns of Relationship
and Kills Herself.
Cincinnati. Ohio, July 10. Heart
broken because she could not marry
her sweetheart, whom she yesterday
first learned was her brother. Miss
Henrietta Distler, eighteen years old,
yesterday committed suicide by taking
poison. The girl and her brother
George, now twenty years old, came
to this country when they were in
fants. They lost their parents and
were cared for in a children's home-in-.
Cincinnati. Subsequently the Kirl was
adopted by Herman Niederhelm and
the boy by another family. The i^irl
never know of the relationship until
yesterday, and the young man did not
learn of it until alter tn intense af
fection had sprung up between the
FRED C. SMYTH, President TH0S. P. SMYTH, Sec.-Treas. I). C, SMYTH. Manager
BEMIDJI MERCANTILE CO.
Opposite the Old Court House
Groceries, Flour, Hay and Grain
2 1 5
SEVERAL AMERICAN VESSELS
ARE CAPTURED BY VEN-
GUNBOAT IS 0RDERH) TO SCENE
INSTRUCTED TO RELEASE THE
VESSELS BY FORCE IF
SOME nOHlli\G IN PROSPECT
GOVERNMENT FORCES PREPARE
TO MAKE ATTACK ON CIU
Port-of-Spain. July 10. It is report
ed from Giudad Bolivar-, Win y.ueln,
that the Venezuelan government
forces yesterday captured Hire Amer
ican steamers near Apure and thai the
revolutionists al Giudad Bolivar have
captured two American vessels.
An attack on Ciudnd Bolivar la ex
pected to take place to-day, but before
attacking the city Gen. Gomez will
offer Gen. Rolando, commander oi tire
Till- NEW TOWN OF
situated as it is, at the head Bullhead Lake, and
at the terminus of the llullhead branch of the M. $
1. railway, and being in the heart of the timber dis
trict where logging will he carried on extensively
for the next fifteen years, ia 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's. The
0'KeIIiher Mercantile Co.
will build a large general -tore, to -apply loggers
[TIE Young towns in Northern Minnesota Jaref fam-
ous for their rapid growth, and every thing1
to show that KELLIHER will be one of the busies!
logging centers in this district.
For information regarding prices of lots, or other general
information, write or call at the
Crookston Lumber Company
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
We Sell Large
Our Goods Are
levoijiuoiri&va, ...mi' MI rresi
dent (.'astro, the presidency of one ul
the states of Vene/.iuia if Rolando
will support the Yeiie/.iirian govern
We Will See About It.
Washington. July 10: -it Is probable
that the l'nit' states gunboat Barn
croft will be.onlored to-day to Oiuaad
Bolivar, as there is fear that the revo
lutionists will harm the vessels held
by them at thai place. The Bancroft
was on Friday ordered from San Juan.
P. to Pprt-of-Spain, Trinidad, and
reached Port-of-Snaln ye.uenlny. In
formation rccebved laao. week that
there was much insurgent activity
which promised lighting and possibly
danger lo American Interests In East
ern Venezuela was the cause of the
government's action tn sending the
Bancroft to l'ortnf Spain, which is
only a short distance from the Ven
ezuelan coast She was directed tore
main there la awall developments In
Vj n, /...la.
The Bancroft's commander, Lieut.
Commander A, IS. Culver, probably
will be instructed to inand the re
lease of the detained or seized vi s
sels, and. in the ivent of a t'usal, to
take ilnni by force. It is hoped that
the matter will not result In any hos
tile clash between the Bancroft and
the Venezuelan government forces or
West Superior..Wis:, July 10.Tom
Dempsoy, a deckhand on the steamer
Hutchinson, fell Into the hold of the
boat yesterday. He struck on his head
and fractured the base of his skull, dy
ing soon after.