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POPE LEO IS
SUFFERS ANOTHER RELAPSE
AN LIES 4N CRITICAL
-JHE END. IS NOW NOT JFAR Off
AWAKES FROM SENA-COMATOSE
CONDITION GREATLY DE-
POWERFUL STIMULANTS USED
HERETOFORE LUCID MIND FOR
THE FIRST TIME SHOWS
Rome, July 15, 7:30 a. m.The pope
has passed a somewhat restless and
agitated night. He awoke at 5:30
o'clock, but shortly afterward dropped
again into a heavy sleep.
Rome, July 15, 2:16 a. in "While
there is life there is hope," was ali the
consolation that Dr. Lapponi could
give in admitting that Pope Leo's con
dition was very grave.
The pontiff has suffered another re
lapse and he lies^ this morning in a
more critical condition than at any
time since the middle of last week.
The semi-comatose condition into
which he fell at midnight and the con
fused state of his heretofore lucid
mind on his awakening at an early
hour this morning, accompanied by
still greater depression than uuring
yesterday, are regarded as symptpms
of t'i' gravest nature and as pointing
to an imminent dissolution. Even here
medical opinion was less pessimistic
and Dr. Mazzoni thought the
End Was Not Within Sight,
and expressed the opinion that unless
the disease took an unexpected turn
there was no reason to expect lh end
lor two or three days. This stat ?ment
did not, however, relieve the anxiety
of those who know what powerful
stimulants are being constantly ad
ministered. Some attributed the
pontiffs extreme weakno^ to the ex
cessive mental and physical efforts
undertaken yesterday in receiving vis
itors, hearing mass, etc. For the first
time since his illness the pontiff
asked to have the shutters almost
closed, as the light hurt his eyes, and
at the same time, contrary to his cus
tom, he begged to be left as uuiet as
possible. Another noteworthy syrnp
torn of his
was the docility with which he took
his medicine and nourishment. Pre
viously, indeed during his whole life,
Pope Leo had argued against the pre
scriptions of doctors or anytning that
had the aspect of being forced upon
him. His feeling of fatigue and indif
ference was interpreted as a si&n that
his vitality was fast diminishing. Last
evening, late, nine cardinals, includ
ing Satolli and Martinelli, were ad
4 mitted to the sick room, hut the pope
could not even speak to them, merely
giving them his hand to kiss.
Dr. Rossini was reporced to have
said in an interview yesterday:
"The pope's pulse reaches 90 pulsa
tions and over. Just calculate how
many times it has pulsat 1 in ninety
three years and you understand that
in his present condition all his or
gans and pulse must end by getting so
tired that they will stop forever."
Saw Too Many Visitors.
Paris, July 14.According to a dis
patch received here from Rome the
pope's strength was heavily taxed and
his sufferings increased by the number
of visitors, altog?ther sixty-seven per
sons, whom he received during the
past two days. Eighteen cardinals,
fifteen relatives and a number of high
papal officials imposed their visits on
him, and, as the pope wished to say
a few words to each, the fatigue
caused fresh progress of malady.
TROLLEY CAR RUNS AWAY.
Smashes Into Man's Front Room
Without Waking Him.
Schenectady, N. Y., July 15.A pe
culiar accident occurred in this town
at an early hour yesterday morning.
One of the big thirty-ton trolley cars
of the Albany division of the Schenec
tady street railway ran away. It
started at the top of State street hill,
where the brakes refused to work,
and, dashing down the hill at lightning
speed, ran a mile through the princi
pal street and plunged into the front
room of a dwelling house in Washing
ton avenue, which faces State street.
The remarkable things about it are
that none of the crew or passengers
was seriously hurt, and Levi A. Young,
into whose front room the car
plunged, was not even awakened by
the crash, although everybody else in
tie ward was aroused.
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ALDERMAN IN TROUBLE.
Charged in Open Council Meeting With
^lUrjtJng a Bribe.
Duluth, Minn., July 15. George
Tiscne?, aid irman from the Second
ward, was last night charged in an
open meeting of the city council with
shaving unsuccessfully solicited. a
bribe of $75, to be used in furthering
the interests of an application to con
duct an employment office. The ac
cusation was made by Thomas G.
White, during the course of his-
ment for permission to reopen his em
ployment agency at 427 West Michi
gan street, which was closed by the
police a week ago. Alderman Tischer
indignantly resented the charge and
the lie was passed between him and
his accuser The council took prompt
action, and at the suggestion of Aid.
Sang, ordered an investigation. The
affair created a big sensation.
JUDGE MACDONALD DEAD.
Formerly Congressman From
Third Minnesota District.
St. Paul, July 15.Judge John Louis
MacDonald, for years prominent in the
legal profession in Minnesota and con
gressman from the old Third district,
died suddenly early yesterday morn
ing at his home in Kansas City, Mo.
Judge MacIVmald resided in St. Paul
for a numLer of years, and a son and
daughter ..re still residents of St.
Paul. Mrs. P. W. Faber and William
R. MacDonald of the St. Paul Globe,
received the news merely of their
father's sudden death. It is supposed
that the severe pains about his heart
experienced by Judge MacDonald at
frequent intervals since a street car
accident in which he was injured last
i December, indicated the trouble that
finally caused his death.
SHOT FROM AMBUSH.
Washington County Farmer's Life Is
Stillwater, Minn., July 15.Joseph
Nieman, a farmer living near Cornel
ian lake, was shot from ambush while
herding cattle. A double-barreled
shotgun and bird shot were used. The
charge struck him almost sidewise.
and left shot in his right and left
arms and breast. He has been at en
mity with some of his neighbors, but
no arrests have been made. Boys
saw two men running through the
woods immediately after the report of
the gun. It is believed Nieman will
GAVE LIFE FOR CHILD.
Frank Hill Is Drowned While Trying
tc Help His Offspring.
Elk River, Minn., July 15. Frank
Hill of this place lost is life yesterday
afternoon in trying to rescue his child
ren from drowning. Mr. and Mrs.
Hill were on the river bank watching
their children bathe. One of the child
ren got beyond its depth and the
father rushed to its rescue and was
himself soon struggling in ten feet of
water. Being unable to swim, he soon
went do nil, and did not again appear.
The mother made a frantkkaJfort and
succeeded in rescuing the child.
THE TABLES TURNED.
Accused Man Acquitted and May
Cause Arrest of Accusers.
Jamestown. N. D., July 15.Charles
Wagner, accused of attempting to kill
Mrs. Alto Brown and Pharoah Fergus,
by firing several shots at them in an
attempted hold-up, was acquitted by
the jury. W agner claimed that he
visited the resort of Mrs. Brown, and
the women in the p*ace tried to hold
him up, and in renting he was shot
in the arm by Fergus. Wagner may
cause the arrest of Fergus on a charge
of attempting to kill him.
RUN DOWN BY TRAIN.
Chicago Man Meets Death Suddenly
in Minnesota Town.
Wells, Minn., July 15E. M. Rosser,
supposed to be an agent for the Dry
Goods Reporter of Chicago, while
driving from Alden here, was run
over on a crossing two miles east of
town and killed. The buggy was
smashed and one hovse killed. He was
unknown here but was identified by a
strip sewed inside his coat and his rel
atives located in Chicago.
Employers Refuse to Grant-theIn
crease of Pay Demanded.
Menomonie. Wis., July 15.A brick
makers' union has been organized in
this city and a laige percentage of the
jbrickmakers have joined it. Soon
after the organization a strike was or
dered and the employes demanded a
raise of 25 cents per day. The ope
rators refused to grant it and four
yards are now closed down.
Red Wing, Minn., July 15.Berthold
Wellner, the seventeen-year-old son of
Dr. and Mrs. G. C. Wellner. was acci
dentally shot in the back by a bullet
from a target gun near the Great
Western depot in the hands of a boy
named Jay Gould. The ball was
probed for but not found, and the ex
tent of the injury cannot be ascer
tained for several days.
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EIGHT THOUSAND CHRISTIAN EN-
DEAVORERS THROWN INTO
A PANIC. A
NEARLY A SCORE ARE INJURED
SUDDEN GUST OF WIND CATCHES
BIG CANVAS AS I IT WAS
PRESENCE OF MIND SAVES MANY
MEN HOLD UP THE CANVAS,PRE
VENTING MANY FROM SUF-
Denver^ July 15.The big tent En
deavor, where the Christian Endeavor
convention has been held for the past
four days, was blown over yesterday
afternoon while more than 8.000 peo
ple were attending the proceedings.
The injured number nearly a score,
but fortunately none of them .was
The presence of mind of A. M. Ram
sey of Chicago, who sprang to a chair
and called to the people to hold up the
canvas and poles undoubtedly pre
vented many from suffocating. Many
women fainted and were extricated
from the folds of the canvas with
much difficulty. Mrs. Winfred Sloop
of Denver, who was in charge of St.
Mark's hospital tent,
Seeing the Catastrophe
at the big tent close by, telephoned
the electric light company to shut off
the current. This prevented any dam
ago from the live wires that had fallen
with the ten poles. When the majority
were extricated from the canvas folds
all gathered round in the open air
and an impromptu praise service was
The convention was in full progress
at 4 o'clock, and, although there were
some signs of rain and some wind was
blowing, no trouble was anticipated by
the management. The sides of the
tent were up to admit air, and this en
abled the squall to lift ur the big can
vas as though it was a b..loon. The
gust of wind that turned the tent over
came so suddenly that no preparation
could be made to forestall the conse
quences. The wind swept under the
tent, the roof of which
Immediately Blew Out
like an immense sail. The smaller
guy ropes were pulled from their
places and in a moment more the big
poles were drawn from the ground.
Immediately the 8,000 persons were in
a panic, which was heightened by the
screams of hundreds of women. It was
then that Mr. Ramsey sprang to a
chair and called loudly on tL. men to
hold up the canvas and caich the large
supporting poles as they fell. Hun
dreds of men sprang to their feet and
successfully carried out the Chicago
man's suggestion and thus prevented
a calamity. As the poles fell more
than 1,000 people who had been seated
near the walls of the tent escaped the
folds, and these immediately formed
themselves into a rescue corps. Those
who had fainted, and those suffering
from slight injuries were quickly re
moved to the hospital tent.
A YOUTHFUL MURDERESS.
Girl Arrested Because Her Infant Crip
oled Sister Was Cruelly Killed.
Bloomington, 111., July 15. Maude
Jordine has been arrested, charged
with the murder of her two-year-old
sister Mabel last Thursday evening.
The prisoner is seventeen years of age
and the eldest of a family of seven
children. She betrayed wonderful
self-possession when taken to jail. She
did not shed a tear and was perfectly
cool. She denied the charge, but was
advised not to submit to an interview.
The girl was arrested by the police
on the strength of reports circulated
to the effect that Maude had said she
was tired of caring for her infant sis
ter that it kept her from the society
of other young people and that she
was tired of carrying Mabel around.
Mabel was a cripple and unable to.
walk. The parents of Maude Jordine
are indignant over the arrest of their
daughter, both insisting that the mur
der was committed by a tramp and
that there is not the slightest reason
to suppose that Maude is guilty.
TO AVENGE ALEXANDER.
Servian Authorities Said to Have Un
earthed a Conspiracy.
Bucharest, Roumania, July 15.It is
said that the Servian authorities have
unearthed a conspiracy to avenge the
late King Alexander. A lieutenant of
a frontier garrison has been arrested,
charged with making threats against
Col. Maschin. A search of the lieu
tenant's quarters disclosed evidence
that twelve officers had formed a
league to take vengeance upon the
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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 73. BEMID.TI, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 15. 1P03
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RUSSIA'S BOLD MOVE.
Informs China That S/ie Is Compelled
to Exclude Foreigners From Man
churia. St. Petersburg, July L5^According
to the newspaper Hovikari, published
fit Port Arthur, Russia h^s [informed
him she is compelled to exclude
foreigners ffffffi Manchuria and post
pone opt fling of Manchurian ports
owing to the presence ol Englishmen
and Americans! who. in disguise are
engaged in espionage. Russia, ac
cording to the paper, promises to open
the ports six years hence, when the
country has been tranqutlized and set
Che Fori, China, July 15. Gen.
Kur'opatkin. the Russian war minister,
and his staff, who have been present
at the important conference at Port
Arthur of the Russian minister to
China, M. Lessarj and all the high
Russian officials in North China and
Manchuria, at which the Russian po
sition in the Par East was discussed,
left Port Arthur yesterday on their re
turn to St. Petersburg-.
ATTACKED HIS LAWYER.^
Condemned Murderer Attempts to Kill
Attorney Who Defended Him.
Atlanta, Ga., July 15.While iu the
death cell consulting with Millard Lee.
a murderer, Joseph Jordan, the pris
oner's attorney, was set upon by the
condemned man and before turnkeys
could rush to his rescue his throat was
terribly lacerated by the sharp nails
of the prisoner and his coat torn from
him in shreds. Lee is under sentence
of death for the murder of a girl, Miss
Lillie Suttles, whom he shot in church
in 1902 because she refused to accept
his company. He pleaded Insanity to
save his life. Jordan's injuries are
not likely to prove fatal.
PAYNE A SICK MAN.
His Friends Fear He Will Have to
Washington, July 15. Postmaster
General Payne's indisposition is giv
ing occasion for grave fears among his
friends, and it is doubted if he will be
able to conduct the postal investiga
tion in person any further. Mr. Payne
intends to leace here in a day or two
for an ocean trip to Boston, to con
sume ten days, but unless his physical
condition is more promising, it is
feared he will not be able to return as
soon as he expects. The bulk of the
work of investigating the postal frauds
rests now with Fourth Assistant Rrls
MANY BUILDINGS WRECKED.
Cloudburst and Windstorm Cause
Great Damage in Nebraska.
Newport, Neb., July 15. A cloud
burst and a heavy windstorm visited
Newport yesterday afternoon. The
storm was accompanied by hail,
which broke hundreds of windows, but
the principal damage was done by
wind. Several buildings were totally
or partially wrecked and the contents
damaged. The loss will fall heavily
upon the owners, who carried no In
surance. There was great destruc
tion of crops in the- farming districts
and harvesting will be delayed.
MRS. CUMMINGS GUILTY.
Given Ten Years in Prison for the
Murder of Her Husband.
St. Louis, July 15. A jury found
Mrs. Minnie Cummings, charged with
killing her husband, Dennis Cum
mfngs, April 10, guilty. The penalty
was fixed at ten years imprisonment
in the penitentiary. The defendant
will soon be tried for the murder of
her third hushand, Eagar M. Harris,
who died Oct. 5, 1901. His death was
first termed suicide.
Indian Held for Xssault.
Marquette, Mich., July 15.Nelson
Coatey, a half-breed Indian captured
Saturday at Pickerel lake, nine miles
from here for an assault upon a
trained nurse in this city July 4, has
been held for trial.
FRED C. SMYTH, President THOSJ P. SMYTH. See.-Treas. I). C. SMYTH, Manager
Opposite the Old Court House
Groceries, Flour, Hay and Grain
wm mm AI E
SETS A DEADFALL TRAP FOR
BEAR AND IS HIMSELF
SURVEYOR'S GRUiSOME fIND
SKELETON OF UNKNOWN MAN IS
..DISCOVERED IN WOODS
BACK OF ELY.
CORONER WILI INVrSTIGATE
WILL SEEK TO ESTABLISH THE
IDENTITY OF THE UNFOR-
Duluth, Minn.. July 15. Some un
known man met a terrible fate in a
deadfall set for bear In the woods
back of Ely some time within the past
year. His skeleton has been discov
ered by a party of surveyors of which
Kent Dickinson of Superior is a mem
ber. The news reached the head of
the lakes through a letter front him.
The deputy coroner of St. Louis coun
ty at Ely has been notified of the
irrewsome discovery and he will seek
We Sell Large
Our Goods Are
Tin NEW TOWN OF
situated as it is, at the head BuTiHeaa Lake, and
at tbe.teefljinus of the Bullhead branch of the M. &
I. railway, and being in the heart of the timber dis
trict where logging will be carried on extensively
for the next fifteen years, is bound to be a thriving
town in a very short time. The soil in this vicinity
is loam with clay subnoil, showing" excellent pros
pects in regard to agricultural purposes. The
O'Kelliher Mercantile Co
will build a large general Btore, to supply loggers
rilH young town? in Northern Minnesota are fam-
ous for their rapid growth, and everything goes
to show that KELOHER will be one of the busiest
logging centers in this district.
For Information regarding prices of lots, or other gf ueral
information, write or call at the
Crookston Lumbe Company
to establish the Identity or
It is supposed that the Bkeleton is
thai of some hunter or hojmejsteader
who was trying to trap bear, and hi
some manner happened to make an
error in handling the deadfall and was
himself caught In the deadfall was a
birch basket containing some bones ol
tish, Indicating thai fish had been
~o~*. iu daft Brum.
A short distance away from the dead
fall were a pipe and gun. The flesh
was practically all wasted away from
the bones ol the victim of the dead
fall, and the clothing of which a few
remnantS remain* d, was In an ad
vanced stage of decay as a result of
whan Kratz, a homesteader north
of Ely, a Near ago mysteriously disap
peared. His mother. Mis Theodore
Krat/.. who lives on a farm IK... ISlroy,
Wis., was making inquiries about l*im
at different times last winter, but
nothing has ever been heard of him,
nnd it is said at Duluth that she after
ward became insane as a result" of
worry and anxiety regarding his
whereabouts, it is believed by soma
that the missing Kratz lost his lift in
Close Cad for a Family.
Heiming, Minn., July 15.The farm
residence of James Murray, south of
here, was burned. A party returning
from ti dance saw the tire in time to
arouse hhnii Olson and family who
wore still asleep in the building. They
barely escaped. Loss is total.