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TWO MURDERERS LYNCHED AND
DEPUTY SHERIFF KILLED
BY A MOB.
ALL LAW AND ORDER ABOUSHtD
SHERIFF ASKS FOR MILITIA TO
PROTECT THE OTHER
CATTLEMEN ARE UNDER ARREST
SYMPATHIZERS THREATEN SHER-
IFF'S LIFE IF HE TRIES TO
Red Lodge, Mont., July 21. Jim
Gorman, who killed his brother about
a year ago and ran off with his broth
er's wife, and a man named Walters,
who killed a widow named Hoover at
Hot Springs two years ago because she
refused to marry him, were lynched
at Basin, Wyo., early yesterday. C. E.
Pierce, a deputy sheriff, was killed dur
ing the attack on the Jail.
A state of lawlessness now prevails
in Northern Wyoming as a result of
which all law and order seem to have
been abolished. From President Mof
fitt of the Montana & Wyoming Tele
phone company, who is now making a
tour of inspection of his company's
lines comes the news of the lynching
and of an appeal for help from Sheriff
Fenton of Big Horn county, who has
arrested a number of
near Thermopolis and has appealed to
the governor of Wyoming for assis
tance from the militia in getting his
prisoners to Basin.
Saturday night a mob of about fifty
unmasked men rode up the east bank
of Big Horn and compelled the ferr^
man to carry them across the river.
They made no demonstration until
they entered Basin, when five shots
were fired as a warning. The,mob pro
ceeded at once to the county Jail and
fired a volley Into the Jail. Deputy
Pierce and Special Deputy Meade
were guarding the prisoners at the
time. One bullet grazed Meade's shoul
der and entered Pierce's heart. Mem
bers of the mob then tore up the tele
phone poles and
Battered the Jail
doors down. They first came to
Walters, who was crouched in his cell
piteously begging for mercy. No need
less torture was resorted to. Walters
was shot instantly.
The mob next found Gorman, whose,
body was pierced by five bullets and*
was left for dead. He lingered, how
eveer, until yesterday forenoon.
A still more alarming state of affairs
is reported from the vicinity of Ther
mopolis. About six weeks ago, as a re
sult of the range feud that has been
so bitterly waged, a sheepman, Ben
Minnick, was killed by cattlemen.
The sheriff, it is asserted, has cap
tured the murderers, who are all prom
inent cattlemen and whose names
have been withhehld owing to threats
made against the sheriff. Sheriff
Fenton is unable to get his prisoners
Asks for State Militia.
It is said that the same mob that
lynched Gorman and Walters are sym- i
pathizers and have declared that Sher
iff Fenton will never get out of the lo
cality alive with his prisoners. Sheriff
Fenton has wired the governor of Wy
oming for permission to use the state
militia at Lander, and has also sent a
telephone message to Basin and other
towns asking for volunteers to assist I
him in upholding the law. Every
where hardy Westerners are respond
ing to the call, arming themselves and
hastening toward Thermopolis. It is i
probable the militia will be ordered to
the scene and a bloody battle may be
fought: The country about Thermopo- i
lis J^s a wild and lawless one. The
last message from Sheriff Fenton said
he still held the prisoners and that he
believed he could hold out until rein- i
TRAIN SPARES CHILD.
Baby Girl Crawls Unhurt Out From
Under the Last Car.
Hawarden, Iowa, July 21.The two
year-old daughter of D. A. Savage was
playing on the Chicago & Northwest
ern tracks as a passenger train ap
proached. The engineer spied the child
sitting in the middle of the track, but
his efforts to stop the train were un
availing and he turned his head away
that he might not see the child struck.
When the train had stopped the crew,
hurrying to search for the child, found
her crawling out from under the last
car. She had fallen over as the train
came near her, and the engine and
cars passed over without striking her.
She had only slight bruises.
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MOB AfTER BLOOD HAND OF DEATH
NEGRO FIEND NARROWLY ES-
COMMITTED MURDEROUS ASSAULT
PRISONER LODGED IN GLENCOE
OFFICERS HOLD MOB AT BAY
CAPTURED BY POSSE AFTER BE-
ING WOUNDED DURING
Glencoe, Minn. July 21. Joseph
Scott, the negro who so brutally as
saulted Miss Helen Olson Saturday
morning at Watson, was, was safely
lodged in jail here at 5 o'clock yester
The negro makes no hesitancy in ad
mitting his guilt.
The crime occurred between 4 and 5
o'clock Saturday morning. Miss Olson,
who is a milliner twenty-three years
old, and a friend, Miss Julia Torgen
son, were alone in the house, Miss
Olson's father being in Minneapolis
under a doctor's care.
The young women were awakened
by a man whom Miss Torgenson said
she thought was a negro. The fellow
demanded money and jewels. Miss
Olson said she would give him all the
money in the house if he would prom
ise to leave at once. He replied:
"You get the money!"
Hit Her With an Axe.
The fellow seized Miss Olson,
dragged her from bed and down th|
stairs. She fought and screamed, and
the man struck her a terrific blow on
the forehead with an axe and she fell
to the floor unconscious.
Miss Torgenson climbed out of the
bed room window onto a porch and
screamed for help, when a man rushed
from the house, and after firing a shot
from a revolver at Miss Torgenson,
disappeared in the darkness.
The screams and the shot aroused
the neighbors, who rushed to the
scene. Miss Olson was found uncon
scious, lying in a pool of blood. The
'entire town was aroused and posses
were formed to search for the murder
er. Posses also started out from
Captured by a Posse.
The negro was seen Saturday after
noon by one of the posses, and he was
chased several miles before he was
caught. During the pursuit he was
shot in the left arm with a rifle.
Chief of Police Denny of Ortonville
and several deputies took charge of
him and carried him to Marian, a small
station on the Milwaukee -road. At 3
o'clock Sunday morning an excursion
train from Milbank pulled into the
station, the wounded man was placed
in an empty coach and both of the
doors were guarded by men with rifles.
When the train reached Montevideo
word had been received of the capture,
and several hundred infuriated men
stood on the platform, armed with
rifles, revol-vers and shotguns, and
carrying ropes, clamoring for the ne
Mob Seeks His Life.
When Irs whereabouts wore at. last
discovered a rush was made for the
car, but the mob was met by rifles,
and Chief Denny threatened to shoot
the first man who boarded the steps.
Armed men attempted to mount the
train, but only those who had excur
sion tickets were admitted, and the
train was finally pulled out safely.
At this juncture. Chief Denny de
clares, the mob. had it been led by a
determined man. could with but little
trouble have overpowered them and
captured the negro.
When the train arrived at Glencoe
the prisoner was hurried into .a car
riage and driven to the county Jail,
where he was locked up before any of
the citizens knew of his arrival.
His Victim Will Die.
Montevideo, Minn.. July 20. Miss
Helena Olson of Watson, who was
murderously assarted by the negro
Scott, is still alive, but there are no
hopes of recovery. The excitement is
dying out and it is thought that there
will be no further attempt at lynching.
WAR DANCE STARTS.
Red Men Imbibe Too Much Enthusi
asm on Circus Day.
Sioux City, Iowa. July 21.A half
dozen Indians frem the Winnebago
reservation in Nebraska were among
the victims of circus day in Sioux
City, when the Forepaugh-Sells circus
exhibited here, and the redskins land
ed in the police court on charges of
intoxication. They had taken too
much corn juice aboard and were hold
ing a war danc in the rear of the
Freeport hotel when the police
swooped down upon them.
SUPREME LAST MOMENT IN MEM-
ORABLE LIFE HOURLY EX-
Rome, July 21, 3:35 a. m. Now
that the supreme last moment in the
memorable life and reign of Pope Leo
is expected almost hourly, the con
trast between the quiet within and the
excitement without the Vatican is
most striking. In the vast palace
there is a hushed calm of expectation,
the only apparent wakeful souls being
the Swiss guards. The doctors and
attendants of the dying pontiff speak
in whispers and move noiselessly
about, so that from the sick room no
sound comes except the hea.'y breath
ing of the unconscious pope or his oc
casional cries for Pio Centra and Dr.
Lapponi. His tone is one of fear, as
though he felt himself abandoned. In
reality sleep is very-
Far From All Eyes.
No matter at what hour death comes,
the whole palace will spring into sud
den life as though touched by a
magician's wand. In the piazza of St.
Peter's, on the eontrary, all is move
ment, there being a regular encamp
ment of journalists before the famous
bronze doors, which are now closed in
their faces and behind which the reg
ular tramp of the Swiss guards can be
heard. Many eyes are glued to the
window in the pope's chamber, over
looking the piazza, while the near-by
cafes, especially those with telephones,
^The pope lies in a state of coma and
there are grave doubts in the minds
of his doctors whether he will ever
His Immediate Dissolution
seems to be only "averted by the relia
bility of the action of his heart. His
pulse, though weak, continues steady.
Shortly before midnight Dr. Lapponi
said to the correspondent of the Asso
"The pope at the present moment is
In a state of coma which may be called
a condition preceding the last agony,
the duration of which it is impossible
to forecast, although everything leads
to the belief that this condition can
not last. To be more exact, he is still
in a state of stupor, from which, how
ever, he rouses occasionally when he
hears sharp sounds as, for instance the
insistent voice of one of his familiars
calling loudly to. him. Left alone he
relapses immediately into a condition
of torpor. At intervals he murmurs in
his sleep, continuing to have forebod
ings that he is being abandoned.by his
valet, Centra, and myself. These are
the symptoms of incipient cerebral
He can no longer turn in his bed with
out assistance and is being kept alive
by artificial stimulants. During the
last twenty-three hours he has had two
injections of comphorated oil, three of
caffeine and two hypodermics of salt
water, besides drinking stimulants.''
Each hour of the day added to the
gravity of the reports from the sick
room of the pontiff until all Rome has
waited, almost breathlessly, in momen
tary expectation of the announcement
of his death. Since the state of de
pression which seized upon the pope
during the latter part of the night his
Gone Steadily Downward,
and throughout the day the most in
tense anxiety prevailed.
Both the Italian government and the
authorities of the Vatican have made
final preparations for the pope's death.
The government is rigidly censoring
all telegrams and telegraphic com
munication between Italy and the rest
of the continent.
President Roosevelt has, through As
sistant Secretary of tate Loomis, sent
to Cardinal Rampolla a telegram ex
pressing the president's sincere sympa
thy for his holiness in this hour of
supreme anxiety, and asking to be in
formed of the condition of the venera
Cardinal Rampolla fipnt an answer to
the telegram which contained the
thanks of the Vatican authorities of
thp solicitude expressed by the presi
dent and also the latest information
concerning the condition of the pope.
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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 1\ BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY, JULY '21. 1903. TEN CENTS' PER WEEK.
ON LEO'S BROW
yp CfjM A
OCCASIONALLY CRIES OUT IN
FEAR AS IF HE FELT HIMSELF
IS KEPT ALIVE BY STIMULANTS
DEPRESSION SEIZES THE POPE
DURING NIGHT AND HE SINKS
FRED C. SMYTH. President THUS.
PLOT TO KILL THE KAISER.
Report That a Man and Wo:i Left
Chicago to Assassinate Emperor.
London, July 21.A dispatch to the
Leader from Copenhagen says that the
Norwegian police are anxious regard
ing an anarchist plot against Emperor
William, who is cruising in Northern
waters. The dispatch says that King
Oscar received a warning from Chi
cago that two anarchists, a man and a
wpman, the former a Swede and the
latter a Norwegian, had left America
on board a trasatlantlc liner bound for
Norway. They were traced to Trom
soe, thence to Malmoi, in the south
western part of Sweden, and thence
to Copenhagen, where a search is now
being made for them. It is considered
alarming that they timed their move
ments in these lacalities to corres
pond to the dates when it was known
that Emperor WiWiam and King Oscar
BEAVERS HAS BEEN BUSY.
Confers With His Lawyers After His
New York, July 21. George W.
Beavers, former head of the division
of salaries and allowances of the post
office department at Washington,
against whom the federal grand jury
in Brooklyn returned two indictments,
is expected to surrender himself to
day. A warrant has not been issued
for him, but his lawyers said that he
would be at their offices at 11 o'clock
to-day if the authorities want him.
Beaversshas been staying in Manhat
tan about three weeks. At his Borough
Park home, which is within the juris
diction of the district in which he has
been indicted, it was said that he bad
not been home since Saturday night,
and that he was probably with his law
yers in Manhattan.
MAGAZINE BLOWS UP.
Two Laborers are Killed and Many
Others Are Injured.
Roanoke, Va., July 21. By the ex
plosion of a large quantity of dynamite
and blasting powder in a magazine
near Peardsburg yesterday James
Phillips and George Noel, laborers,
were killed, sixteen persons were in
jured and 100 others were shocked. A
passenger train on the Norfolk & West
ern was going at. full speed past the
magazine which is 200 yards from the
tracks, when the explosion occurred.
The windows of the train were broken,
the coaches were damaged and every
person on the train was shocked. A
special train with surgeons on board,
conveyed the wounded to Bluefield,
where they were placed in a hospital.
It is not known what caused the ex
WAR IN i HE FA EAST.
Increasing Danger of Conflict Between
Russia and Japan.
Pekin, July 21.According to diplo
mats here the greatest factor in the
Eastern situation is the Increasing
danger of war between Russia and
Japan. They believeit-is becoming
plain that Russia is willing to fight
Japan if convinced that no other pow
ers will assist her. The Russians are
confident of their ability to easily
defeat Japan ana are said to be anx
ious to settle definitely her position in
Eastern Politics and end her ambition
to oppose Russia's progress in Man
HONORED BY THE CZAR.
Order for American Who Founded the
Y. M. C. A. in St. Petersburg.
New York, July 21.In recognition
of the success attained by the St.
Petersburg Y. M. C. A. known there
as the Society for the Horal Improve
i ment of Young Men. and founded by
James Stokes three years ago, the
i czar has conferred upon Stokes the
order of Stanislaus of the First Class.
The insignia was received by Stokes
from a cousin who in delivering them
i to him said the St. Petersbure associa
tion had become the mose efficient and
I popular organization in the city.
BEMIDJI MERCANTILE CO
Opposite the Old Court House
Groceries, Flour, Ha and Grain
Phon 2 1 5
LONG CHASE IS ENDED.
Government Contractor Is Brought to
Washington, July 21. dames C.
Be.asl.ey was indicted a! Cap'' Nome,
Alaska, on the charge of forging two
army paymasters' checks aggregating
$3,500 each. He arrived In Washing
ton yesterday in flfe custody Of Heron
and Dwyer, secret service officers, who
captured him In Pretoria after a chase
of 17,000 miles. With their arrival In
Washington these ofneern have com
pleted a seven months' journey around
the earth, taking one fugitive part of
the way and returning with another.
They left Washington last December
for Vancouver to look for W. J. Wil
son, a Philadelphia customs officer
who had absconded with some $10,000.
They caught him in Montreal, and be
returned to Manila without the formal:
ity of extradition papers. Wilson was
convicted at Manilu and sentenced to
a long term of imprisonment, The firm
of Beasley & Hall were contractors for
a section of'ihe military telegraph line
which the government has just fin
ished In Alaska, but it is charged they
attempted to collect, or rather Beasley
did, $7,000 more than they were en
PAYNE'S HEALTH 1 8 BROKEN.
Postmaster General on the Verge of
New York, July 21. Broken In
health and on the verge of physical
collapse, Postmaster General Henry
Payne yesterday left on board the
United States revenue cutter Onon-
S P. SMYTH, Sec.-Treas. D. G. SMYTH, Manage*
We Sell Large
Our Goods Are
situated as it is, at the bead B.uiib.&acl Lake, and
at the terminus of the Bullhead branch of the M. &
I. railway, arid being in the heart, of the timber dis
trict where logging will bo carried on extensively
for the next fifteen years, is bound to be a thriving
town in a very short time. The soil in thi* vicinity
is loam with clay subsoil, showing excellent pros
pects in regard to agricultural purposes. The
O'Kelliher Mercantile Co.
will build a large general store, to supply loggers
THE voung town? in Northern Minnesota are fam-
\)us for their rapid growth, and everything- goes
to show that KELLIHER will be one of the busiest
logging centers in this district.
For information regarding prices of lots, or other general
information, write or call at the
Crookston Lumbe Company
utign im nu*(ori ituou-Mi LOMi lslann
sound. Alteh'dlng the Immediate
medical wants of the patient is As
sistant Naval Surgeon James S. Tay
lor, wini Is i friend of the Payne fami
ly, and strict orders have been Issued
to allow no visitors to come on board.
A friend who called at the boat yester
day was aiu'pris'ed to note the change
in the postmaster general. His face us
said to he drawn and sallow, and his
nervous condition is such that from
tlfe newspapers carried to htm are
clipped all reference to the indictment,
of fieorge \V Heavers in connection
with the postal scandals, with the
probability of the tatter's immediate
Range Towns Show an Increase in
Duluth. .I'.'Iy 21* According to the
R. L. Polk ti- Co, directory of the range
towns for 1-903, the aggregate popula
tion of twenty towns covered is 4S.50O,
as compared with 33,300 two years ago.
There are ttiroe new towns in the list
this year, howeverChisholm, Nash
wauk and Scunlnn. The population of
Kveleth is *),.r
as compared with
3,500 in 1D0I. Hibbing during the
same space has advanced from 2,500
to 7.000. Grand Rapids has 2,500 as
compared wilh 1,500. Virginia now has
4.500 as compared with 3,500. Ely's
population Is 5,(too. an increase of
1,000 In two years. Other towns show
increases of population and several
show slight decreases.
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