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New York, Oct. 20.The failure of
the Maryland Trust company of Bal
timore caused a weak stock market.
Liquidation was general, but the de
cline in Baltimore and Ohio and
Southern Railway preferred was at
tributed directly to selling induced by
the failures. Those stocks, United
States Steel preferred and Amalga
mated Copper were notably weak, but
losses of 1 to over 2 points were
quite general during the first hour.
The industrials were conspicuous in
the decline also. Selling by foreign
houses owing to the renewal of un
easiness over the Far Eastern situa
tion and the financial conditions in
London aggravated the weakness.
T^O market fe1!
SHAKE WALL STREET
-Into a very dull
COLLAPSE SAID TO BE DUE TO
EXTENSIVE LOANS TO RAIL-
Baltimore, Oct. 20.The doors of
the Maryland Trust company were
closed during the morning to the great
surprise of the general s^iblic, but not
to financial circles, ^~st week the
Maryland company had almost com
pleted arrangements for a loan of $2,-
000,000 in London, but on Saturday
afternoon, according to the admission
of company officials here, the pros
pective lenders abruptly withdrew
from further negotiations. It was this
failure to realize available funds
which caused the suspension.
There are many rumors rife as to
the causes which brought about the
failure, but according to a preliminary
statement by the company officials
and by Receiver Allen McLane the
suspension is solely due to large loans
advanced to the Vera Cruz and Pacific
railroad. It is said that these loans
aggregate in excess of 50,000,000.
The Union Trust company, another
large concern, suspended later in the
day. Miles White, Jr., was appointed
receiver~o the company.
Firet Failure Causes Second.
Miles White, Jr., the receiver, ,who
is one of the vice presidents of the
Union Trust company, states that the
closing of the doors of that company
was due to a run upon it by depos
itors in consequence of the announce
ment of the failure of the Maryland
Trust company. It is stated that there
are no business connections whatever
between^the two suspended companies.
The announcement of the failures
caused intense excitement in financial
and business circles. Bankers and
financiers generally, however, com
bined to allay whatever of panicky
feeling was made manifest and by as
surances that the troubles of the com
panies were only temporary.
Business was practically suspended
on the Baltimore Stock Exchange dur
ing the day. There was a large at
tendance, but brokers, realising tho
mid-session. The publication of rev
assuring statements regarding the ex
tent of the Baltimore financial trou
bles helped to hold the market. The
announcement of a ser-ond Baltimore
failure, that of the Union Trust com
pany, reawakened acute uneasiness
and' the whole market fell violently
again. Practically all of the active
stocks lost 2 points or over. Losses
reached 3 points in Southern Railway
preferred, Southern Pacific, Amalga
mated Copper and American Car, 3%
in Baltimore and Ohio and Missouri
Pacific, 314 in Illinois Central, 3 in
Union Pacific and United States Steel
preferred and 3% in General Electric
and 8 in Westinghouse Electric.
nervousness in nnanciai circies ai^
the hopelessness of offering stocks
and bonds except at material reduc
tions in prices, concluded not to force
Holders of securities were advised
by bankers and brokers not to sacrifice
FOUR PERSONS KILLED
Collision of Trains on the Southern
Washington, Oct. 20.A telegram
was received at the headquarters of
the Southern Railway in this city stat
ing that a passenger train and a mixed
train collided at Keysville, Va., at 6:15
a. m. Conductor Atwell, Flagman Dil
lon and Fireman Daniel Pinchan were
killed, as was also one railway mail
clerk. One colored passenger suffered
a broken arm and was badly cut about
the face. C. D. Farmer, engineer of
the passenger train, had his ankle
broken and was badly bruised. Fire
man Jackson of the same train was
severely cut about the head. Baggage
master Tyler of the mixed train had
a shoulder dislocated and Engineer
J. D. Tyler, who was a passenger on
the mixed train, was severely bruised.
ARE FINALLY OVERTAKEN.
Insane Convicts Murder Their Guards
Berlin, Oct. 20.Eight convicts who
were in the insane ward of the central
prison at Halle, Prussia, overpowered
two guards, smothered one of them to
decth and badly wounded the other,
took the keys and weapons and es
caped to a neighboring forest.
The fugitives were eventually over
taken by their pursuers and, after
they had shot one guard, they were
finally captured in a nobleman's villa
in which they had sought refuge.
FOUR MEN KILLED.
Run Over by Cars on Mahoning Valley
Youngstowa, O., Oct. 20.Four men
were run over and killed on the Ma
honing Valley Street railway lines
during the night.
Two were caught on a trestle be
tween this city and Struthers and two
others, probably tramps, were sitting
I on the track between Warren and
I Leavittsburg. The motorman did not
i notice the men until very close to
i them and was unable to stop his car.
Helena, Mont., Oct. 20.According
to well authenticated reports the
Northern Pacific Railway company is
not alone in its troubles with the
dynamiters, though it has so far been
the only sufferer. For several days
there has been a number of Great
Northern secret service men in Hel
ena and vicinity and it has developed
that their mission is to try to locate
the person who has sent the company
a lottor lewian bl2.c.1:,raalL
WORKMEN ON WRECKED SECTION
NOT WARNED IN TIME TO
MAKE THEIR ESCAPE.
Pittsburg, Oct. 20.Eight men were
killed, two are missing and four were
badly hurt by the collapse of a trav
eler crane on the Pittsburg end of the
new Wabash railroad bridge over the
Monongahela river. The dead are:
^W. J. McCloud, George Wells, G. W.
Keitlinger, William Kempton, C. L.
Fleming, Fred Sallinger, Frank Dalby
and J. Campbell. The missing are
Edward Morris and James Simmons.
The bridge is of the cantilever pat
tern, being constructed by the Ameri
can Bridge company for the Wabash
railroad, and is building from both
sides of the river toward the center
by means of overhead travelers.
The men had been at work on the
Pittsburg end but a short time when
suddenly the traveler, which is pro
jected beyond the finished part of the
bridge, dropped and fell, landing on a
section or trie bridge which was being
placed in position. So unexpected anu
suuaen was the crash that lev of the
worKinen on tne wieckea section were
warned in time to escape.
The falling bridge landed on top of
a barge ioau of steel anchored at the
pier and several of the workmen there
were carried down.
John McTighe, a cousin of the su
perintendent of police, who is a
blacksmith's helper employed at the
City machine shop, happened to be on
the Monongahela whan watching the
men at worn when the accident oc
curred. McTighe, in giving a descrip
tion of the accident, said:
Eyewitness Describes Accident.
"The men were preparing to ram in
one of the pins on the bridge when the
accident took place. Before 1 knew
what had happened I saw the entire
top of the traveler collapse and the
next minute the men were falling
through the air. One of the men who
fell from the top of the structure
alighted on his head on the barge and
rebounded several feet, falling into
the water. His crushed body was
taken out later.
"One man was at work some dis
tance above the barge, having hold
Of one qf toe roues which was used in
VOLUME t. NUMBER 154. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1903. TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
THE GREAT NORTHERN CONGRESS CALLED
HIT FOR $15,000
me letter was mailed at Cascade
and it demanded the payment of ?15,-
The railroad company was com
manded to fly a signal if it acceded to
the demand and was given until Tiies
day evening. Oct. 20, to comply. If it
did not comply then the amount of the
blackmail would be raised to $30,000
and dynamite, the letter said, would
be used on t^o rrjls.
co'.iung. mngagea vt esc ipe.
When the traveler snapped the
hoisting engineer realized what had
taken place. He opened the whistle of
his engine and blew a' loud warning.
This continued until the breaking sec
tions of the bridge brought the steam
pipes out of gear. His warning, how
ever, had been heard by the foreman,
who was in the middle, and by several
men at work in the barges under
neath the bridge. They scrambled to
the planks and most of them got
ashore. One of the men, in hasty
flight, fell from one of the gangways
and' had to swim ashore.
The portion of the structure which
gave way, allowing the men to fall
into the river fully 200 feet below, is
known as a "cantilever crane." The
"traveler" does not fprm a part of the
bridge structure itself but enables the
placing of additional portions of the
ALDERMEN IN THE TOILS.
Indictments Returned Agaimt [ylinne-
y. apolis City Fathers.
Minneapolis, Oct. 20.Pet.er Nelson,
a Deinocrut, and Glaus Mumm, a Re
publican, both members of tho city
council, have .been arrested and ar
raigned upon g:and jury indictments
charging thorn with agreeing to accept
There is another indictment c"t
against an ex-member of tho city cpmv
cil in connection with the same dca)
the above men were indicted upon.
The charge is that tlio men agreed
to accept a bribe of $1,200 from Jan
ney. Semple, Hill & Co., a wholesale
hardware concern, 'n return for which
they would vote for the vacation of an
alley running through the firm's prop
erty at First avenue south and Sec
The indicted men wore summoned to
court and both men furnished bon.'s to
the amount of $3,500 each and were
EDSON'S SHORTAGE $59,0C0.
Statement by Pastor of New York City
New York, Oct. 20.Rev. John P.
Peters of St. Michael's Protestant
Episcopal church has announced tint
the defalcation of church funds by
Henry T. Edson, treasurer of the par
ish, who killed Mrs. Fannie Pullrm
and committed suicide several months
ago, amounted to $59,000. Of this
amount $10,000, the rector stated, has
been returned to tho church by tho
wife of Mr. Edson in making bver to
tho church two life insurance pollcb 3.
A part of the remainder will fall "upcri
a bank through its liability in connec
tion with tho forgeries.
ARRESTED NEAR HELENA, i
Alleged Leader of Northern Pau'.fic
Helena, Mont., Oct. 20.Isaac (ii.-.
velle, a former convict and belloveo
to be the leader of the gang of North
ern Pacific blackmailers, is a pri3one
in the Helena city jail, he having
been captured in the mountains twen
ty miles from this city by three spe
cial officers. The officials declare
they have sufficient evidence to secure
Gravclle has resided in this vicinity
for years and boars an unsavory repu
tation, having boon convicted of cat
tle stealing and sent to prison.
Minnesota Bank Robbed.
Spring Grove, Minn., Oct. 20.Tho
Bank of Spring Grove was broken into
and robbed during th night. An en
trance was effected by forcing the
front cioor. The vault was blown
about $1,000, all in silver,
VISIT BUCKINGHAM PALACE.
Alaskan Boundary Commissioners Re
ceived by King Edward.
London. Oct. 20.After a brief
secret session the Alaskan boundary
commissioners drove to Buckingham
palace, where*they were received by
King Edward. Ambassador Cheats
accompanied the United States com
missioners and introduf od them to the
king, who had previously been in
formed of the terms of the agreement
reached by the tribunal.
The king's receipt of the commis
sion was a very simple affair. Ho con
gratulated them on the conclusion of
their labors, was especially cordial to
the Canadians and to the Americans
he said nice things about the United
The award is now being engrossed.
Baggagemen May Go Out.
Dallas, Tex., Oct. 20.The strike of
the Pacific express messengers is as
suming a more serious phase. The
baggagemen refuse to handle express
matter and it is reported that they
and other trainmen may strike in sym
pathy. At Taylor. Tex., the American
Express company discharged four men
for refusing to handle Pacific Express
Washington. Oct. 20Evidence has!
been collected by the bureau of immi
gration, department of commerce'ami
labor, of a systematic and extensive
violation of the contract labor law.
Commissioner General F. P. Sargent
has submitted the evidence to the de
partment of justice and has requested
the attorney general to institute pro
ceedings against tno aliened violators
of the law. The case in hand involves
hundreds of men, many of whom al
ready are in this country. Others are
en route to the United States and ex
pected to arrive in a few days. Forty
men who arrived in Philadelphia Sun
day on the steamer Haverford are b^-
ing detained as contract laborers and
many others are expected on tho
"White Star line steamer due in New
York in a day or two.
The men are Welsh miners and
came to this country under an alleged
agreement to work for the Ellsworth
Coal company of Ellsworth. Pa. They
were induced to come to this country
by a firm in Pontypridd, South Wales,
their attention being attracted by an
advertisement inserted in severa'
The evidence indicates that man)
miners came to the United States mi
der an agreement to work for the Ell*
worth Coal company at stipulated
wages. Jones Bros, were the Welsh
agents of the oonipuuy and to many
of the immigrants they gave cardH
guaranteeing them work with the com
pany at wages stated in the agent's
Tho situation of some of the im
ported miners is serious. Many of
them have requested the bureau of irn
mlgratlon to send them back to ^Yulcs,
as they say the agreement under
which they came hei|^ has not been
ADVISES A TRUE BILL.
Case of Whitaker Wright Goes to the
Loudon, Oct. 20.The recorder, In
charging the grand jury at tlio old
Bailey, advised finding a true bill
against Whitaker Wright, the com
pany promoter, who was extradited
from Now York to answer charges
growing out of the failure of the Lon
don and Globe Finance corporation,
Commenting on the "noble direc
torate," Including the late Marquis of
Dufforin, associated with Wright, the
recorder said hoped the facts which
had been disclosed would serve as "a
solemn warning to persons of high
standing against lending their names
to commercial enterprises of which
they had no practical knowledge and
In which they become the prey of
wicked men who, by means of their
names, victimize tho public."
ARRESTED IN CALIFORNIA.
Alleged Defaulter in the Sum of $100,-
Oakland. Cab, Oct. 20.City Mar
shal Rammage of Haywards- has ar
rested William Cart hew in that place
on a charge! of being a defaulter In
the sum of $100,000. The arrest w:is
rcmdr* on evidence submitted by II. It
Erlekson of San Francisco. It is
stated that Carthew was a confidential
clerk in a bank in Now York and
while acting )n that, capacity stele
$100,000, which was squandered on a
woman. It is claimed that he fieri
from New York and came to Califor
nia. Brickson had done business with
Carthew in New York and recognizee!
him an the missing bank clerk.
Students and Faculty Quarantined.
Clarksburg, W. Va., Oct.. 20.- One
hundred students and the faculty of
Broaddus college are confined in quar
antine on account of a supposed case
of smallpox at the Institution. This
is a college controlled by the Baptists
of West Virginia. The case is mild,
but a rigid quarantine will be kept for
FLYING MACHINE'S SUCCESS.
Flew for Two Hours but Landed in the
San Francisco. Oct. 20.Dr. August
Gretfi surprised his friends, who have
been ridiculing him for his invention
of a flying machine, by sailing around
in the air over Golden Gate for two
hours. He attempted to land but mis
calculated the distance and landed In
the bay 200 feet from shore.
Dozen Persons Injured.
Iowa City. la.. Oct. 20The Rook
Island limited, eastbound. crashed
Into an extra freight, westbound, while
running at a high rate of speed at Ox
fr.rd, west of this city. A dozen per
sons vj re slightly injured.
IN SPECIAL SESSION
Washington Oct. 20,President (is to convene November 9. The pro-
r, i. i I I clamatiou sets forth the purpose of
Roosevelt to^ay tssuetj a prvclaraa-J callingLtb
tion calling the fifty-eighth conjjressj be to considetrt thoer Cubavn commercia
in extraordinary seasibni The sessiouj treaty.
IN VIOLATION OF LAW "EESTORATION"WORK
SYSTEMATIC AND EXTENSIVE IM- ZIONITES BEGIN HOUSE TO HOUSE
PORTATION OF MINERS. CANVASS OF NEW YORK.
Ellsworth (Pa.) Ccal Company Ac-j Dowie Gives Final Instructions to Hi?
cused of Bringing in Hundreds Four Thousand Disciples and
of Men Under Contract. Starts for Wall Street.
New York. Oct. 20.After attending
an early service In Madison Square
Qarden John Alexander Dowie's "res
toration host." numbering nearly 4,000,
began a house to house canvass or' the
city. Before giving them his final in
structions Dr. Dowte said:
"I am going out to do a little res
toration work myself and I won't be
far from Wall street. Pray for in.'."
The majority of the audience at the
early service was composed of Zion
ists. No lobes were worn. Dr. Dowie
preached a sermon on "The Sin of
Idolatry," with applications to pres
A "divine healing meeting" was
held in the garden from 10:30 a. m. to
noon, at which Mr. Dowie delivered
an address on "The Opening of the
Beautiful Gate of Divine Healing."
NO FINAL ACTION TAKEN.
Colombian Government Still Consider
ing Canal Question.
Washington, Oct. 20. Minister
Beaupre, at Bogota, has informed tho
stute department that tho Colombian
government is still considering tho
canal question and that the commit
tee having the matter In charge has
submitted a report upnu the extension
of the concession to tho Panama Canal
company from 1004 to 1910, 3'he dis
patch Is ambiguous and the depart
ment cannot say whether the commit
tee has recommended the Invalidation
of tho concession and a return to tho
company of $1,000,000 which was paid
for it, or whether it favors confirm
ing their concession. Tho report is
to bo printed and discussed in tho
Colombian congress next week. Tho
Colombian government not having ln
tlmated that It desired to renow nego
tiations for the construction of a
canal this government will not act
until It hast been determined that a
reasonable time has been given tho
government at Bogota to formulata
and present a proposition.
CONTEST AT AN END.
Plant of Lake Superior Company in
Sault Etc. Mario, Mich., Oct. 20.
Tho c-onti:- over tho ponaession ot the
plant cl t.:-' Consolidated Lake Supe
rior company ended duilng tho day
when James Hie kncil. representing tho
receiver, was given possession of tho
keys o! ih" office building and all the
subsidiary factory buildings. This
peaceful surrender is the rosull of an
agreement reached In New Youk^^fast
Friday whereby all the directors and
officials of the subsidiary companies
resigned, their places being filled by
Speyer & Co., who selected B. L, Fae
kenthal, the present receiver, as presi
dent of all the subsidiary bmpanies.
In return Speyer & Co. have agreed
to postpone the*dato of the sale of the
securities of the company which they
hold until Dec. 15.
WILL REDUCE FIGHTING FORCE.
Five Thcuaand Bulgarian Reservists
to Be Disbanded.
Sofia, Oc-t. 20.One class of Bul
garian reservists, to the number of
5,000 men, is to be disbanded if Tur
key follows suit other classes will bo
It is reported here that a lively agi
tation is on foot to Induce the Mace
donian refugees to emigrate to the
Constantinople, Oct. 20.In conse
quence of the understanding arrived
at between Tin key and Bulgaria the
latter, it is stated here, has ordered
the disbandment of 10,000 troops now
on the frontier. Turkey must now, in
accordance with the agreement, dis
band 20,000 of her troops.
EARTHQUAKE IN PERSIA.
Two Hundred and Fifty Lives Report
London, Oct. 20.A dispatch to the
Standard from its correspondent at.
Odessa says news has reached there
from Khorassan that 250 lives have
been lost in an earthquake at Tur
shiz. Persia. Thirteen villages were
destroyed and some 5,000 persons are
Reinstatement Is Requested.
Washington, Oct. 20.The civil
service commission has requested the
treasury department to reinstate
Charles Miller. Adam Ritchie, Thomas
Devine and Howard Cole, watchmen,
and Francis P. Rodden, roller, in the
United States mint at Philadelphia,
whose removals the commission has
found to have been for political rea