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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 70.
PONTIFF DESCRIBED AS LITERAL-
LY PANTING FOR LIFE'S
TALK Of ANOTHER OPERATION
IN HIS PRESENT ENFEEBLED
CONDITION IT MIGHT PROVE
HAS DIfnGULFY IN BREATHING
SERIOUS RAPIDITY OF RESPIRA-
TION THE MOST ALARMING
Rome, July 18, 7:45 a. m.The pope
had a comparatively tranquil night
and his general condition this morn
ing is stationary.
Rome, July 18, 2:55 a. m. The
pope's condition this morning is even
less satisfactory than yesterday morn
ing, and he was suffering from much
uneasiness and difficulty in breathing
until relieved to some extent by the
Injection of caffeine. A new crisis in
the pope's condition preoented itself
yesterday when the doctors were con
fronted on the one hand with the ap
parently imperative necessity of an
other operation, and on the other hand
with the danger that such an opera
tion in the patient's present enfeebled
Might Prove Fatal.
This dilemma was canvassed by Dr.
Lapponi and Dr. Mazzoni throughout
the day. At their earlier conferences
there was some prospect that the op
eration might not occur, and the doc
tors left the sick room Mthout arriv
ing at a definite detern '.nation as to
when it would tek6 placo. They ex
pressed the belief, however, that a
delay until to-day would serve a use
ful purpose in permitting a larger ex
traction of serum in case the opera
tion was undertaken. Meantime the
pope continued in a state of great de
pression. Thanks to a fairly good af
ternoon's sleep the physicians were
able to isjsue a bulletin at 7:25 p. m.
showing that there had been no vital
change in the normal progress of the
disease, though the
Same Serious Rapidity
of respiration as was noticed in the
morning had again to be recorded.
So painful had the latter become that
one ef those presont in the sick room
described the pontiff as literally pant
ing for his life's breath. Later the
pope was sufficiently at ease to re
ceive Cardinal Rampolla, and his holi
ness conferred on him the enlarged
authority, made necessary by the pres
ent illness, for t&e executive adminis
tration of papal affairs. It is under
stood that one res.uk of this action
will probably be the speedy appoint
ment of a successor to Mgr. Volpini
as secretary of the consistorial con
KNAPP GUILTY OF MURDER.
Man Who Killed Five Wives Will Go
to the Electric Chair.
Cincinnati, July 18.Alfred Knapp
is guilty of murder in th first degree.
He will be sentenced to die in the
electric chair. The case was given to
the jury late Wednesday and a ver
dict was returned yesterday morning.
Knapp is accused of having murdered
five wives. He has had a career of
crime almost without parallel. He has
spent two-thirds of his life in jails
and was finally arrested in February
last for the murder of his third wife,
Hannah GcrlcLird Knapp, whom he
choked to dertn and threw the body
into the river. Knapp confessed to
having hilled Emma Littleman in a
lumber yard hf Cincinnati May Eck
ert, Walnut street, Cincinnati Jennie
Knapp. at Cincinnati Ida Gebhardt,
Indianapolis, and Hannah Goddard
Knapp, Hamilton, Ohio.
NEGRO SHOOTS THREE PEOPLE.
Jealousy Is Given ns the Cause of the
Poughkeepsie. N. Y., July 18.War-
ren Welch, an unmarried negro aged
thirty, is under arrest at South Dover
charged with intent to kill. Welch
livsd on a farm near South Dover with
another negro and his wife. Early
yesterday he went to their bedroom
and shot both as they lay in bed. A
nephew of the woman ran up stairs
and was shot by Welch as he entered
the room. This man is seriously hurt
and is likely to die. The couple who
were in bed were not badly hurt.
Welch escaped to the woods, where
he was captured later. Jealousy over
a young negress who left the house
for New York Wednesday night is said
to be the cause of the shooting.
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Eight Men Nearly Lose Their Lives
on the St. Croix River.
Stillwater. Minn., July IS.Dr. J. F.
Johnson and a party of seven other
men had a narrow escape last night.
They went on a pleasure trip to Hud
son on the naphtha launch of Dr.
Johnson. By some means a quantity
of waste gasoline had collected on
the water in the bottom of the launch,
and while in the middle of the St.
Croix, which is quite wide at that
point, one of the party dropped a
lighted match, and the entire surface
of the boat was soon covered by a
blaze. All of the men jumped into the
water, but clung to the sides of the
launch for about three-quarters of an
hour, until men in batteaus from the
Sauntry rafting grounds responded to
the cries for help. The men were all
rescued and came home on an Omaha
train from Hudson. Several of the
party sustained burns. J. F. Behrns
was badly burned on the left arm and
leg. Mr Olstad had his hands and
TO KILL LOCO WEED.
Montana Ranchmen Searching for Bug
Supposed to Destroy It.
Livingston, Mont., July 18. Man
tana stockmen are searching for a de
stroyer of the loco weed, which in the
past has caused great loss to 1he own
ers of the cattle that feed on the
ranges. Some time ago came a report
from the Southwest that a naturalist
there has found an insect, resembling
the common chinch bug, that de
stroyed the loco weed. Ever since
that time Montana ranchmen have
been hot on his trail, but thus far
without success. The loco weed habit
is harder for an animal to break than
is the whisky habit for a human being.
After a steer has once eaten of the
weed he will travel miles to get it,
and after he gets it will eat until he is
a raving maniac, when he begins fight
DOG THEIR ONLY GUARD.
Two Girls Live Alone in a Cabin for a
Helena, Mont., July 18. Guarded
only by a faithful sheep dog, Ada and
Nellie Lawrence, aged fourteen and
eleven years, respectively, have lived
alone in a tumble-down cabin near
Rimini, at the mouth of Moose creek,
for more than a month. Officers of the
humane society learned of the case
and brought them here, where they
will be cared for until their father can
be found. He went away to look for
work. When the humane society
agent tried to approach the cabin he
was attacked by the dog, which put up
such a fight that the man was glad to
retreat. Finally he held a long-dis
tance conversation with the girls,
who called the dog off.
STORM DOES DAMAGE.
Severest Railfall in Years Washes
Out the Streets.
Little Falls, Minn., July 18. At 7
o'clock last evening this city was
visited by the heaviest rain in years,
doing hundreds of dollars of damage.
The rain lasted about half an hour,
but'during that time the retaining
wall at curb line in front of the Dem
ocrat office was washed out, the side
walk fell and part of the brick founda
tion of the building.is gone. The re
taining wall in front of the Victor
block was also. washed out and the
basement Hooded. Nearly all the base
ments in town are flooded.
WOULD REFORM BUTTE.
Montana City Now Has a Law and
Butte. Mont.. July 18.For the first
time in her BTstgvy this city has a
law and order league. When Pat
Muliins was nominated for mayor be
declared that it would be his policy to
allow wide-open gambling, under po
lice restriction, and that if the people
did not want it they had better defea
him for mayor. He was elecied, and
he has kept his promise as to gam
i bling. It is said that the law and or
der league will turn its attmtion to
I gambling the first thing, and take up
I other matters later.
MAY START A FIGHT.
North Dakota Fair People Are Feeling
Hurt Over a Tax Levy.
Grafton, N. D.. July 18:The board
of county commissioners some timfi
ago voted a tax levy of 1 mill to aid
the Park River fair. Their act has
caused heart burning among the mem
bers of the Minto Fair association, and
there is talk of securing an injunction
against the enforcement of the levy.
Should this action be taken it will in
volve much expense and bitter feel
ing. At present there is much hard
feelins on either side.
Performed Wonderful Cures.
Brookincs S. I). July 18. Dr. F.
M. Erkel. purporting to hail from Min
neapolis, was arrested here on the
charge practicing without having
obtained a state license. He adver
tises himself as a magnetic healer,
and claims to hav performed wonder
ful cures in Minnesota. He Was
bound over to the next term of court.
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THE DAILY PIONEE/
WILL NEITHER RECEIVE NOK
CONSIDER THE JEWISH
WHICH ENDS THIS SfflW
NO FURTHER STEPS WILL BE
TAKEN BY THIS GOV-
MANCHIRHN QUESTION SfTTLtB
CHINA WILL OPEN TREATY
PCRTS AND RUSSIA WITH-
Washington. July 18It was learneif
last night that the state department
had received a reply from Russia
stating that it neither would receive
nor consider the* matter of the Jew
ish petition on the subject of the
Kischiheff incident. This information
came in the form of a cable dispatch
from Mr. Riddle. American charge at
St. Petersburg, to whom was com
mitted the delicate task of inrmiring
of the Russian government as to its
attitude with respect to the presenta
tion of the petition. It is believe*
that this will end the matter and that
no further steps will be taken by this
government to bring the views of the
petitioners to the attention oJ^Russia
although as yet no consideration has
been given by the president to the
course to be pursued in the light oC
Russia's response to our inquiry.
Manchurian Question Settled.
The Manchurian question has been.
settled satisfactorily to this govern
ment. Assurances have been received
from the Chinese government that.it
will in the near future open treaty
ports now closed to the world's trade
The Russian government, has con
veyed a formal assurairee to the
United States that it will not in any
way oppose such opening.
While the ports to be opened are
not yet specified, it is gathered* from
the communications received that they
are Moukden, the principal inland
port of Manchuria, and Tatung Kao, at
the mouth of the Yalu river.
The state department is highly grat
ified at this outcome, feeling that it
has secured- not only for American
commerce, but for the commerce of
the world at large a very substantial
Although no set time is mentioned
in the promise to open the ports, it is
believed that this will follow soon af
ter the Russian evacuation in Septem
COAT OF TAR AND FEATHERS
Administered to Man Who Drove Wife
and Children From Home.
Ithaca, N. Y., July 18.The citizens
of Peruvilie, a village ten miles from
here. &dminis_tered a coat of tar and
feathers yesterday to Theodore Under
wood, who was tried here a year ago
for the murder of J. F. Teeter. It is
reported that Underwood drove his
wife and three children from home
three days ago and they have since
lived with neighbors. It is said Mrs.
Underwood attempted to return to her
home, but was again driven away. A
crowd assembled, lighted a bonfire in
the road, heated a pot of tar and sent
a posse for the offender. According
to the report he was stripped, smeared
with tar and feathers and sent home.
They Name a Ticket Heaaed by Morris
Louisville. Ky July In the Re
publican convention yesterday Col.
Morris B. Belknap, a iolesale mer
chant widely known throughout the
country. received^tSe nomination for
governor on the/1
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY, JULY 18. 1903.
first ballot. Mr. Bel-
knap was nominated after an onthusi
astic supporter of former Gov. Bradley
had placed the former governor in
nomination. The threatened stamped"
to Bradley was quelled by an em
I phatic declaration by Mr. Bradley that
he would not tie a candidate. The
nomination of the balance of the ticket
was without incident. The resolutions
strongly indorse the administration of
HIGH PRICE FOR SPOONS.
Bring $24,500 at an Auction
Sale in London.
London. July 18. Thirteen silver
apostle spoons with figures of Christ
and the twelve apostles upon them
were auctioned at London yesterday.
They brought the record price of
$25,500. The spoons were dated 153'i
and constitute the earliest complete
set known. The bidding was spirited,
commencing at $2,500 and rising rap
idly until they were finally knocked
down to a dealer for the sensational
P, M. ARTHUR DROPS DEAD.
Had Just Risen to Respond to a
Toast at a Banquet.
Winnipeg, Man.. July 18. P. M.
Arthur, grand chief engineer of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers,
dropped dead at midnight while
speakingat the banquet closing the
annual" Union convention of the Broth
erhood of Locomotive Engineers,
which has been in session for the last
Mr. Arthur had just risen to respond
to a toast and repeated the words: "It
may be my parting words to many of
you," when he fell backward and ex
GUILTY OR CRAZY.
Mrs. Frank Mattson Says She Poi
soned Her Former Husband.
Willniar, Minn., July 18The widow
of Nic Johnson, who died two years
ago at Lake Elizabeth, has made a
confession that she poisoned her hus
band. She is believed to have been
driven Insane by brooding over her
troubles, but the body will be ex
humed and examined. The woman's
name is now Mrs. Frank Mattson, she
having mauried, soon after her first
hushacd's death, a man whose rela
tions with her before his demise had
TRAINS ARE BUMPED.
One Man Is Slightly Cut by Broken
Little Falls. Minn., July 18. A
Northern Pacific passenger train col
lided with a freight at Swanville yes
terday afternoon and the pilots were
knocked off both engines. Mr. Lanegal
of Burtrum was slightly cut by glass.
He was the only one injured. The
freight was backing in on a siding
when the passenger pulled in and had
not ot into clear track when the pas
senger struck it.
Hotel Guests Escape in Their Night
Slayton. Minn.. July IX.Fire broke
out in the Southwell block at 4:4.r
terday morning, totally destroying the
block and the Slayton hotel, both
two-story frame buildings. Twenty
five people in the hotel escaped in
their night clothes. The losses are
estimated at $23,500. No one was in
jured. Spontaneous combustion is
supposed to be the cause.
COUNTY REVENUES INCREASED.
Important Decision Regarding Insur
ance Companies in Montana.
Helena, Mont., July is. The su
preme court has decided that insur
ance companies in this state are liable
for tiixet- upon the excess of premiums
received over losses and expenses in
the county where the agents conduct
the business. The decision is regard
ed a? a very important one and may
greatly increase the revenues of every
county in the state.
WARFARE OF WORKERS.
Italians Strike and Try to Drive Off
Those Who Take Their Places.
Webster City, Iowa, July 18One
hundred and fifty striking Italians at
tacked about fifteen laborers yester
day morning who had replaced them
at the grading job which the Illinois
Central is doing in this city. They
were repulsed by the city police. The
discharge of six of the leading dis
turbers caused the strike.
oaroolic Acid Instead of Medicine.
St. Joseph, Mo., July IS.Maj. An
drew Russell, for many years' 'promi
nent in militia work of Kansas while
a resident of Leavenworth, died yes
iprday at the state hospital tor in
sane through the accidental adminis
tering of carbolic acid instead of med
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I FRED C. SMYTH, President THOS. P. SMYTH, Sec.-Treas. I). SMYTH. Manager
BEMIDJI MERCANTILE CO.
Opposite the Old Court House
Groceries, Flour, Hay and Grain
Phon 2 1 5
SIEGE 85 ORDERED
AT REQUEST OF CONSULS CAS-
TRO WILL NOT SHELL CIU
SHOWS A MrRCIFUL SPIRIT
WILLING TO SPARE ALL THE
REBELS WITH EXCEPTION
OF GEN. FERRERA.
TO STARVE OU Thf REBUS
GEN. GOMEZ NOT TO OPEN FIRE
ON BOLIVAR UNLESS
Soledad, Venezuela, July 18. The
situation Is unhanged. The attack
on Ciudad Bolivar by Hie Venezuelan
government troops, which appeared
imminent a day or two ago, has been
deferred at the request of United
States Consul Henderson, Herr Brpk
mail, the German consul, and the
bishop, who transmitted to President
Cawtro through Gen. Gomez, the com
mander-in-chief of the government
forces, a lonu telegram askinji-hlni to
Till: iNBV TOWN Or
situated as it is, tit the head Bullhead Lake, and
at the tor minus oi the Bullhead branch of the M.
I. railway, and being in the heart of the timber dis
trict where logging will bo curried on extensively
for the next fifteen year-. La bound to be a thriving
town in a very short time. The soil In this vicinity
is loam with clay s-ubsoH-j showing excellent pros
pects in regard to agricultural run i oses. The
O'Kelliher Mercantile Co.
will build a large gerierai store, to supply loggei
'THE young town- 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 information Raiding 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
ne inamiautnious ami to snow mercy
to the revolutionists. It Is known
thai i lie president answered as fol
"Yes. for every one except the
traitor. Ken-era. the author of so many
tears and the cause of making so
A Siege Is Ordered.
The final period' of delay given by
(!eii. Gomez for a definite answer to
his request for the surrender of Gen.
Rolando and bis followers expired
yesterday, but at the last minute Pres
ident Castro, wishing to save the lives
of the inhabitants of Ciudad Uolivar,
ordered Gen. Gomez not to open tiro
unless be is attacked, but simply to
besiege the city. The revolutionists,
haying no provisions, cannot resist
more than ten days.
The Venezuelan man-of-war Bolivar
has left for the Island of Trinidad to
fetch provisions for the government
The United States gunboat Bancroft
i and the French cruiser Jouffroy have
arrived oft this port.
Shamrock III. Wins Trial Heat.
Atlantic Highlands, N. J., July 18.
After a forty-mile leeward and wind
ward- race off Sandy Hook lightship
yesterday Shamrock 111. led her trial
horsy to the finish line by six minutes
and thirty seconds and won by only
fifteen seconds loss.
Maud Jordine Not Guilty.
Bloomlngton, III., July 18. Matid
Jordine was declared not guilty of tho
mrder of her two-year old sister lan
Thursday evening ut the preliminary
tearing just held.