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The Daily Pioneer
PUBLISHED EVERY AFTERNOON.
EDWARD KAISER. Publisher.
Entered in the postofflce at Bemidji. Minn,
as second class matter.
Official County and City Paper.
NOTICE TO ADVERTISERS
Copy for changes of advertisements in
The Dally Pioneer must reach this office by
10 o'clock a. m. in order to insure their
appearance in the Issue of same day.
CHANGE OF POLICY.
Conditions in South Africa aj*e
developing in accordance with
expectation, and there is there
fore no surprise over the an
nouncement that Great Britain
has determined to make the
erstwhile Boer republics regular
crown colonies, 'This is due to
the hostile attitude of the Boers,
which compels the abandonment
of the idea of establishing advi
sory councils in which the burgh
ers would have representation.
Under the new plan 25.000
British regulars will hereafter
constitute the military peace of
South africa. It is argued that
this strong garrison can be used
as a feeder for the garrison in
India in emergencies. The force
will be made up mainly of r"-en-
listed men, a large proportion of
whom are generally married, and
it is hoped that this transplanting
of married soldiery to South Af
rica will eventually have a good
effect in peopling the country
with men and women of inborn
loyalty. This is a far-reaching
plan, but the transformation of
Africa must necessarily be a
matter of slow process, and there
is nothing surer than a chaag-e
of population in revolutionizing
If the Boer experiment in
Mexico proves to be successful, a
great trek of Boers by the steam
ship route may be expected.
This will reduce the number of
irreconcilable Boers and make
room for the new blood which
Great Britain hopes to infuse in
to South Africa.
Try a want ad in the Daily
Pioneerthe result will speak
FROM MANY NATIONS.
Big Church Gathering Will Be Held by
Cedar Palis, Iowa, July 26.KAt Ce
dar Falls Park, between this city and
Waterloo, next month will be held the
international convention of the Ger
man Evangelical Churches of the
United States, Germany, Switzerland
and Japan. Workers of prominence
from all of these countries will be in
attendance, and the preparations are
completed for one of the greatest
gatherings in the history of the
church. The summer cottages in the
park have been donated by the owners
for the time for thv3 use of the visitors.
Five hundred delegates are expected
to be present.
CHARGED WITH FAKING.
Wisconsin Guardsmen Are Said to
Have Sent Out Substitutes.
Milwaukee, July 26.An investiga
tion is in progress at Camp Douglas,
conducted by Adjt. Gen. Boarrlman in
person, of a charge that four men
from Kaukauna who do not belong to
it are in camp with the Neenah com
pany. It is charged that they took the
places of men who could not go to
camp, the purpose being to swell the
company enrollment. Capt. Schneller
of Neenah claims that the men were
GIVES UP TH E FIGHT.
Chicago Teamsters' Union Abandons
Strike Against Kellogg Company.
Chicago, July 26.The teamsters'
union last night voted to abandon its
sympathetic strike against the Kellogg
Switchboard company. The teamsters
were rebuked for breaking their agree
ments by the unions they asked to aid
them. The surrender of the teamsters
puts an end to the talk of a general
Phillipsburg. Mont, July 26. The
$3,000 worth of silver bullion stolen
from the bimetallic mill Tuesday even
ing has been recovered. Boys playing
around the mill discovered a bar of
bullion sticking out of a hole in which
Jt had evidently been hastily buried.
Suicide of Young Man.
Lamont. Iowa, July 26. Eddie
[Ward, aged twenty, shot and killed
himself in his room. The young man
had just got home from hauling milk.
fThere was no cause knowi^.
CRASH ON THAME
TWO PROMINENT STOCK CON-
CERNS ARE FORCED TO
A VERITABLE "BLACK FRIDAY"
FAILURES NOT DUE TO BUSI-
NESS OR INDUSTRIAL CON-
OTHER CONCERNS AR E SQUEEZED
FREELY PREDICTED THAT EVEN
MORE SERIOUS TROUBLE
New York, July 26.-^Phe annoiincS*
ment on the stock exchange late yes
terday of the Suspension of the firms
of Talbot J. Taylor & Co. and W. L.
Stow & Co. was the sequel to a period
of excited selling of stocks and wide
cuts in prices which has not been
equalled before since the present
movement to liquidate Bet in. There
is nothing in either failure that can be
traced to business or Industrial con
ditions outside the exchange, the
cause lying close to a diagnosis of
speculative collapse. Both firms bave
been largely concerned in speculative
stock market pools, formed for the
purpose of taking on a line of stocks,
sustaining their price by supporting
orders, real or manipulative, and seek
ing to realize profits by selling oat to
outsiders at the high prices. Such op
erations have suffered from increasing
difficulties with the growth in the
stringency of money, the
Solicitude of Bankers
over loans employed in sjch projects
and the Jaded appetite of- the public
The operations of the firm of W. L.
Stow & Co. were on a large scale in
Mexican Central, and the difficulties
which have accumulated upon them
are understood by the price of 11
touched by tooxican Central under the
forced selling yesterday and the nigh
level at 311-8 last year.
The failure of Talbot J. Taylor & Co.
will inevitably be connected with the
great market operations of James ~R.
Keene by reason of his family connec
tion with and frequent employment of
the firm. Mr. Keene's operations in
stocks are too numerous to detail, and
much mystery usually attaches to
them necessarily from their nature.
But the market management of tbe
United States Steel stocks on behalf
of the syndicate and the conduct of a
Southern Pacific pool are tne opera
tions with which his name is most
notably connected. The accumula
tion, according to common bei.ef, of
300,000 shares of Southern Pacific and
the lifting of its price above 80 were
Based Upon the Assumption
that Southern Pacific bonds were to
be issued for that road's work of im
provement and the net earnings ap
plied to dividends. Talbot J. Taylor
& Co., as representatives of the pool,
felt themselves powerful enough to
challenge the Union Pacific party's
refusal to adopt this policy and to car
ry the quarrel the courts. The an
imosities and resentments en
gendered by that quarrel are supposed
to have added to the weight of the
firm's difficulties and to have aide! in
bringing it down.
It was a veritable ."Black Friday,"
and, althottghrttie market rallied very
decidedly at the close" and the general
situation in the minds of some was
much improved, a great many persons
having interests in the "street" vent
home in anything but a cheerful frame
It was frequently predicted that
trouble even more serious was im
pending. From trustworthy sources
it was learned that three or more com
mission houses had been "squeezed"
almost to the bursting point.
HIS DAUGHTER A THIEF.
Confession of Burglary Causes a Heart
Shock, and Mother Is Dying.
Denver, July 26.The daughter of
Rev. J. C. Johnson, pastor of the
Swedish Baptist church, has con
fessed to a charge of burglary, and her
father is broken hearted. Ho says he
will immediately resign. His wife
fainted on hearing the news aud the
doctors say she is dying of heart
shock. The girl stole $51 and a bank
book. The money was spent for fine
clothes. There were three girls in the
MANGLED AND DECOMPOSED
Eleven More Bodies Are Taken From
Hanna, Wyo., July 26.Eleven rnoro
bodies of victims of the Union Pa
cific mine explosion have been re
covered. They are mangled and
partly decomposed. Good progress is
made, and it is hoped all the bodies
will be recovered before the end of
the month. TRAIN ROBBER ESCAPES.
CLjmbs Twenty-Five-Foot Wall, Using
Teeth and One Arm.
Leavenworth. Kan., July 26.Benja-
min W. Starnes, alias Stratton, a one
armed train robber from Oklahoma,
escaped from the federal penitentiary
here. Starnes dug out of the "crank
house" into the prison yard and then
climbed a blanket rope to the top of a
wall twenty-five feet high, by using his
teeth and one arm. Starnes is the man
who put on a false arm and held a re
volver with it in holding up a train.
THE PACIFIC OCEAN'8 FLOOR.
What Would Be Revealed if Wator
Were Drained Off.
Leslie's Weekly says: If the waters
of the Pacific could be drained there
would be revealed a vast stretch of
territory, comprising enormous pla
teaus, great valleys for which no par
allels exist on the land surface, lofty
i mountains beside which the Himalaya
and the Andes would look like hillocks
and tremendous hollows or basins only
to be compared with those on the face
of the moon.
While there are great mountains and
huge basins or deeps, the plateau areas
are by far the most extensive. Rela
tively speaking, the floor of the Pa
cific is now at last revealed on the
Pjateau areas In levej, Tbjgre are un
dulations and depressions, but the gen
eral area is about the same depth be-
JTE Jhe surface. r#
Soundings develop a mean depth of
from 2,500 to 2,700 fathoms. In shoaler
spots there te -a mean iJepth of from
2,300 to 2,400 fathoms. Deeper spots
show from 2,800 to 2,900 fathoms.
WA8 PRETTY DRY READING.
How Teddy's Ambition Received
Something of a Setback.
For some reason desire for higher
education had overcome Teddy. Tem
porarily he felt keenly his own ignor
ance, gloried in hearing about the lives
of illustrious, self-made men, and for
the first time realized his own short
comings. He decided to emulate ex
amples. The Encyclopedia Britannlca,
he thought, was a fairly well-informed
authority, and if he'd read just a page
or two of that every night, within a
few years he'd know about everything
"Well, my boy," asked his father
an hour after the course had begun,
"how do you like it?"
"I don't know," said Teddy. "Alge
bra is mighty slow but alligators
Warming the North Pole.
A novel scheme for rendering the
Arctic regions inhabitable has been
advanced by a scientist, who proposes
to widen Behring Strait and remove
all obstacles to the entrance of the
warm Japanese current, which he con
siders then would pour down in suffi
cient quantities to melt the ice of the
Polar seas, thus reclaiming a vast em
pire. Behring Strait is thirty-six miles
wide at the narrowest part, with a
depth of from thirty to forty fathoms,
but the channel is obstructed by three
small islands. These he would re
move, and would also get rid of those
rocks and reefs along the coast which
offer most impediment to the free ac
cess of the current.
French Commissioner Disgusted.
Michel Lagrave, French commission
er to the St. Louis exposition, arrived
there recently with Mme. Lagrave,
and inside of twenty-four hours was
the most disgusted man in Missouri.
There was no one to receive him at
the depot and as he does not speak
English he had much difficulty in get
ting a carriage to his hotel. The cab
man charged him $20 for the short
drive to the hotel, where he waited
until the next afternoon before his
presence in town was recognized by
anyone connected with the exposition.
M. Lagrave declares that the steamer
cannot take him back to France too
Search for Prehistoric Horses.
For two jears past agents of.Wil
liam C. Whitney have been searching
the western plains for relics of the an
cestors of the present breed of horses.
So far many interesting bones have
been resurrected from their burial
places in the rocks of the pre-Adanolte
ages. The horse, in its origin, had
several varying prototypes. The Na
tional History Museum in New York
already specimens. Last autumn the
fossil remains of a small herd of the
species called the hipparion were dis
covered in Nebraska. From them it is
believed that a complete animal can
A correspondent sends the following
popular misquotations: The absurd
tautology. "Like angels' visits few (In-
stead of short) and far between
"Money is the root of all evil." for
"The love of money," a very different
thing. He remarks that it is curious
that the late Dr. Patteson himself in
his monograph on Milton falls into
the snare of quoting "Fresh fields and
pastures new." He suggests, also, that
the.use of the Italian phrase, in petto,
as if equivalent to in miniature, is an
other snare into which many authors
Matches Eight Inches Long.
The latest luxury lor the smokers'
tray is the new English match that
measures eight inches in length. Fifty
of these fit a sumptuous silver and
leather box. which_with_the--cigara,Ja
set upon the table at the conclusion
of a dinner party. One match will
light from ten to twelve cigars or
cigarettes. Sometimes, for the use
of feminine smokers, these matches
are made of Syrian cedars or aromatic
East Indian woods and burn with the
most delicious perfume.
North Dakota Legislators.
There are 140 members of the North
Dakota legislature, and of them fifty
one are farmers and only two are law
yers. Norwegians and their descend
ants are very largely represented in
the politics of North Dakota.
The Largest Opera Houses.
The Academy of Music, at N-ew
York, .will bold 4,700 people. Tbe
next biggest opera house is that at
Parma, in Italy. It is buiit of wood,
and will hold 4,500.
Is a fascinating and invigor
ating pastime. It developes not
the body only, but the mind. The
Alpine Peaks of Switzerland have
their counterpart in our own
country, in the Sierras, the Cas
cades, and parts of the Rockies.
The greatest glacial peak of
the United States is Mt. Ranier
in Washington, more than 15,500
feet high. This magnificent
mountain has 15 or more giant
glaciers creeping down its sides
and discharging their glacial de
tritus into the Columbia river or"
A climb to the summit of this
Is a mountaineering teat Worthy
of any mountaineer. For 25centf
Chas. S. Fee, Gen'l Passenger
Agent of the Northern Pacific
railway, St. Paul, Minn.will
send to any address an illustarted
booklet called "Climbing Mt. Ra
nier" describing a climb over gla
ciers to the top of the moun
F. O. JE.
Fraternal Order of Eagles, Beminji Aerie No. 351.
Meetsjevery Sunday at 8 p. m.,
Joser.ii rlarnngton, |W. President
H. LeBleu, W. Secretary
Visiting Eagles cordially invited.
A Good Investment
is a good thing. You can make no
better investment for your boys
and girls than to send them to
PILLS BURY ACADEMY
where the best education can be se
cured at the minimum cost.
Beautiful campus, seven modern
buildings, excellent instruction, up-to
date methods, high ideals, parental
discipline. Military drill for the
young men and physical culture for
the young women.
PREPARES FOR ANY
Also Graduating Courses in Art,
Oratory Voice, Piano, Violin, Mando
lin and Guitar.
$ 1 6 5
will pay tuition, board and room in
dormotories for a year. Send for
W. A. SHEDD,
St. Louis and
Are conveniently and comfort
ably reached by our two trains
The Limited, leaving
Minneapolis at 7:25, St.
Paul 8:00 m. daily,
arrives in St. Louis the
ment and standard
Sleepers and Reclining:
The Scenic Express, leaving
Minneapolis at 7:30, St. Paul
8:05 a. m., except Sunday, ar
rives in St. Louis early next
morning. Sleeping Cars from
Rock Island south.
This isjthe most direct route
from Minneapolis and St. Paul
to Clinton, Davenport, Rock Is
land, and all Mississippi river
cities. Close connections with
lines South, Southeast and
Southwest in St. Louis Union
A SK YOUR HOME AGENT TO
MAKE YOUR TICKET READ
BY THIS LINE
International Rifle Shoot.
In the competition under the man
agement, of the English National Rifl*
Association for the Palma trophy at
Bisley, each team must have eight
members, who shall use the national
military arm of the country it repre
sents, each member to have fifteen
shots, without artificial rest, at 800,
at 90i3 and at I.ouO yards: the bulis-ey
being tnirty-six inches across.
Nearly Drowned in Cider.
Leo de Mille, a young farmer of
Geneva, N. Y., was just starting to
empty some cider from one barrel in
to another when the bung flew out,
striking him in the eye and render
ing him unconscious. The contents
of the barrel followed and the ycung
man was nearly drowned before he
could be rescued.
Veteran Actress in Splendid Health.
Fanny Herring, the actress who
charmed the audience of the Old Bow
ery Theater thirty or forty years ago,
celebrated her seventy-first bithday
recently. After nearly fifty years on
the stage she retired to her farm in
Connecticut, w^ere she now lives In
the best of kvalth.
For Week ending Tuesday. July 21st. the
following prizes will offered:
Hiarl SCORE IN TEN PINS
Shirt, furnished by
I. Meyer & Co.
Hiarl SCORE IN SEVEN BACK
furnished by E. A. Barker.
G. WEETMAN. PROPRIETOR.
Minnesota I Internationa
ID Connection with the
Provides tbe best train service be
tween Blackduck, Bemidji, Walker
an intermediate stations and Minne
apolis, St. Paul, Fargo and Duluth
and all points east and west. Through
coaches between Blackduck and the
Twin Cities. No change of cars.
Ample time at Brainerd for dinner.
Effective Sept. 1st, 1902.
Dailvex. STATIONS Daily ex.
7:00 a. m. Lv Blackduck Ar 7:05
7:17 Tenstrike Lv. 6:46
7:28 Parley 6:35
7:32. Turtle 6:31
8:10 Bemidji 6:05
8:32 ..Nary 5:26
8:43 Guthrie 5:15
8:57 Lakeport 5:02
9:28 ...Walker 4:35
9:57 Hackensack 4:00
10:15 Bckus .....3 42
10:36 Pine River 3:21
10:48 Jenkins 3:09
10 55 Peciuot 3:02
11:13 Hubert 2:45
11:25. Merrifteld 2:35
11:55 a. m. Ar Brainerd Lv p. m.2:00
N. P. EY.
4:05 p. in. Lv Brainerd Ar. p. m. 1:05
2:05 Little Falls Lv. 12:05
3:04 St. Cloud a. m. 11:07
5:14 Elk Ri ver 10:08
1:37 Anoka 9:48
4:20 Ar Minneapolis Lv. 9:10
4:50 Ar St. Paui Lv. a. m. 8:40
5:10 p. m, Lv Brainerd Ar. p. .12:45
6:53 Aitkin Lv. a. 11:49
3:43 Carlton 9:50
1:38 West Superior 55
1:55 Ar Duluth Lv. a. 8:40
1:25 p. m. Lv Br8irierdAr.p.m. 12* 5
4:00 Ar Farg-o Lv. a. 8:00
W. H. GEM.MELL, G. A. WALKER
General Manager Agent
A Great Railway.
The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Pa
Railway owns and operates all equip
ment on its 6.000 miles of road, includ
ing Sleeping Cars, Parlor Cars and
Dining Cars, maintaining-
lence of service unequaled on any rail
way in the world.
Its Daylight Express( making direct
connections at St. Paul and Minne
apolis with morning trains lrom the
North and West) leaves Minneapolis
7:50 a. m. and St. Paul 8:30 a. m.,
daily, reaching Milwaukee 7:00 p. m.
and Chicago 9:25 p. m. same day.
This train is electric lighted, carries
new Coaches of latest type. Observa
tion Buffet Parlor Car, and Dining
Car serving supper.
Its No. 2 (connecting at St. Paul
and Minneapolis with the fast trans
continental lines from the coast) leaves
Minneapolis 5:25 p. m. and St. Paul
6:00 p. m. daily, reaching Chicago
7:00 o'clock next morning, at which
point direct connections are made with
all trains for the'East and South.
This train is electric lighted, carries
modern Coaches, first class Standard
Sleeping Cars, and Dining Car serv
Its PIONEER LIMITEDthe
Famous Train of the Worldleaves
Minneapolis 8:00 p. m. and St. Paul
8:35 p. m.. reaching Milwaukee 7:00
and Chicago 9:30 next morning. This
train is brilliantly lighted by elec
tricity, inside and out, and carries
Sleeping Cars, Buffet Library Smok
ing Car, Free Reeling Chair Car,
modern Coaches, and Dining Car
seruing breakfast a la carte. The
equipment composing the Pioneer is
the costliest and handsomest in the
In purchasing your tickets to the
East or South, request your home
ticket agent to route you via the Chi
cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry. from
For folders, maps and lowest rates
to all points, write to W B. DIXON,
Northwestern Passenger Agent,
St. Paul. Minn.
AND ON THE
TIME TABLE LOCAL TRAINS
No. 2....Park Rapids Line. .7:10a.m.
14.. .Duluth Express. .12:27 p.m.
26 12:40 a.m.
13 Fosston Line 1:46 p.m.
1 25 3
1 Park Rapids Line..7:17
FULL INFORMATION FROM
F. E. CHAMBERLAIN, Agent,
Granite Floor Finish
Office Opp. City Boat House.
A. M. BAGLEY
SUCCESSOR TO J. J. JINKINSON
Jay L. Reynolds
Office: Over Lumbermen* Bank
CHARLE S H. BABBITT
Washington, D. C.
933 MASS. AVE. N. W
Attorney in Land Cases,.
All kinds of business before the U. S:-
17 years in U. S. General Land!
Office. 9 years in actual practice.
Hon. Knute Nelson, U. S. Senator.
Hon. Moses E. Clapp, U. S. Senator.
Hon. H. Steenerson, Crookston, Minn
Hon. John Lind, Minneapolis, Minn.
Hon. J. Adam Bede. Pine City, Minn.
You can secure free consid
erableinformation about low
rates and excursions for
this summer via the
Milwaukee & St. Paul
If you will call at 3t Rob
ert street, St. Paul, or drop
a postal, complete informa
tion will be cheerfully fur
W.B. DIXON, N.W. A
3fi, Robert Street. ST. FAIL