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DISASTER ON PACIFIC
STEAMER SOUTH PORTLAND A
TOTAL WRECK OFF THE
FEW ON BOARD ESCAPE DROWNING
THIRTY-ONE OF THE PASSENGERS
AND CREW SAID TO HAVE
San Francisco, Oct. 21.The Marine
Exchange reports that the steamer
South Portland, from Astoria for San
Francisco, has been wrecked at Ban
don, on the Oregon coast. Thirty-one
of her passengers and crew are miss
ing. The captain and six others suc
ceeded in reaching shore.
The South Portland was an irreg
nlar steamer, 185 feet in length, and
was formerly kno\?n as the Caroline
Nuller. She was owned by W. A.
Scammell of San Francisco and Railed
from Astoria Oct. 18 with a ff pas
sengers and a cargo of/rain. I Ion,
the point where sheJwent asl1^
a remote" place on m&^s&tftvT arn
The wrecked steamer carried rew
of twenty-three men and proba not
more than eight .passengers. Captain
Mclntyre was in command of the ves
sel and has been on her about two
A telegram just received says that
the South Portland struck on a reef
on the Oregon coast during a dense
fog. The captain, one sailor, the cook
and four passengers reached shore
and are now at Port Orford. It is
thought that the others on board,
comprising fourteen passengers and
twenty-two of the crew, have been lost.
FOR NA ^IRALIZATION FRAUDS.
Prominent Residentsof St. Louis Are
St. Louis, Oct. 21.Police Captain
Boyd, Thomas E. Barrett, former mar
shal of the St. Louis court of appeals
and a member of the Democratic state
committee John Dolan, chairman of
the Democratic city central commit
tee: Adolph Fein and Jacob Weiss
man, members' of the Hebrew branch
of the Jefferson club, have been in
dicted by.the federal grand jury for
complicity in naturalization frauds
alleged to have been committed prior
to the recent election.
RESULT OF SEVERE STORM.
Considerable Loss of Life at Mazat
Austin, Tex., Oct. 21.Advices re
ceived here from Mazatlan, Mex.,
state that the terrific storm which vis
ited that city and port a few days ago
caused considerable loss of life. In
the city sixteen people were killed
and a number of others injured. The
ships in the harbor also suffered much
damage. The Danish schooner Clara
was entirely wrecked and the captain
and fourteen sailors were drowned.
BATTLING WITH THE ICE.
Sixteen Steamers Having a Lively
Time on the Yukon.
Seattle, Wash., Oct. 21.A special
to the Post-Intelligencer from Dawson
Sixteen river steamers are battling
against the floating ice in the Yukon
in serious danger of being caught in
such positions that they will be
crushed next spring. Unless the river
clears itself of ice for a few days
none of these .boats will be able to
reach their destination.
The condition is unprecedented so
early in the year. Three of the steam
ers, owned by the White Pass and Yu
kon line, are now on their way up the
Yukon with 150 passengers each. They
may not be able to proceed more than
a third or one-half the distance. They
have already been two days making
fifty miles against the running ice. If
these boats fail to get through their
passengers will have to walk hundreds
of miles. Many are not warmly clad
and extreme suffering would result
from such exposure.
The mails and several hundreds ol
thousands in gold shipments are
aboard these steamers.
NEARLY ONE THOUSAND. i
This Year's Death List in New York
1 Due to Street Accidents.
New York, Oct. 21.Official figures
of the board of health covering a
period of three years show that the
number of persons killed annually in
the streets of New York is increasing
in an alarming degree. When the fig
ures for 1903 are completed the death I
list from street accidents will have
reached nearly 1,000.
ITALIAN CABINET OUT.
Premier Telegraphs Resignation to
King Victor Emmanuel.
London. Oct. 21.A special dis
patch from Rome says Premier Zanar
delli has telegraphed to King Victor
Emmanuel the resignation of the en
Dowie Meets New York Editors.
New York. Oct. 21.About 1.000
persons, half of whom were Zionists,
attended John Alexander Dowie's early
service in Madison Square Garden.
where he Dreached on "Blasphemy.**
j 7~L*. saia ne was gi.rgio meei tne
editors of the New York papers at his
hotel and requested his followers to
pray for him.
St. Paul Man Suicides.
St. Paul, Oct. 21.Laughlin J. Hart,
aged fifty-one, secretary of the St.
Paul board of trade, committed sui
cide in his office about 11:30 a. m. by
shooting himself in the head with a
heavy calibre revolver. He died at
St. Luke's hospital shortly after 1
o'clock. No reason for the deed is
OFFICIALS WELL PLEASED.
State Department Receives Outline of
Washington. Oct. 21.Secretary Hay
has received a cablegram from John
W. Foster, of the American counsel
before the Alaskan boundary commis
sion, giving the details of the award
of that commission. The cablegram
shows that the contentions of the
United States have been granted in al
most every case. It also stated that
the Canadian commissioners refused
to sign the award.
Mr. Foster did not undertake to sup
ply Secretary Hay with the text of the
agreement reached by the commis
sion, but furnished a succinct outline
of its provisions, telling what had been
decided upon under each head of the
articles of submission. -This outline
is quite sufficient to enable the state
department officials to form an accu
rate conclusion as to the nature of the
commission's decision and they make
no concealment of the satisfaction
with which they look upon It.
ALL ARE JUBILANT.
President and Cabinet Discuss Alas
Washington, Oct. 21.At the meet
ing of the cabinet hearty felicitations
were exchanged between the presi
dent and his advisers over., the result
of the deliberations of the Alaskan
boundary commission. Secretary Hay
presented to the president and to his
fellow cabinet members the decision
of the Commission as stated in the
official dispatches to the. state depart
naent. The decision itself indicates
more clearly than anything else could
how complete the American victory is.
By the president and the cabinet the
result achieved by the American com
missioners is regarded as far and
away the greatest diplomatic success
the United States has had for a gen
rotestan Episcopal Bishops in Ses
sion at Washington.
Washington, Oct. 21.The all
American conference of Protestant
Episcopal bishops opened here during
the day with open services at the pro
cathedral. The sermon was preached
by Right Eev. William Croswell
Doane, bishop of Albany, and was a
plea for the prosecution of missionary
v-ork on broader lines. Bishop Doane
lBne that the true aim of Chris
tian mifislcns should not be to Protes
tant Episcopalize the heathen lest
they be Presbyterianized, hut to Chris
tianize them that they might be saved
The long procession of bishops, with
their black and white robes lightened
by the brilliant colors of the academic
hoods and stoles, was preceded by the
choirs and clergy of the diocese of
Bishop Tuttie o' the clio^r-e of Mis
souri, the Arrferk prime w. was the
celebrant of the service.
At the close of the service the bish
ops went into executive session.
Thirty-five bishops from the church in
America, Canada and the West Indies
ANTI-COMPACT LAW INVALID.
Court Holds Insurance Companies
Have Right to Combine."
Des Moines, Oct. 21.rJudge Smith
McPherson of the federal court has
rendered an opinion in which he holds
the anti-compact law placed on the
statute books of Iowa in 1896 is in
valid and asserts insurance companies
have as good a right to combine as
other commercial interests.
The opinion is of farreaching impor
tance, affecting every company in the
state, eighty-five of which asked an
inunction restraining the state audi
tor from enforcing the Blanc-hard law,
which prohibited two or more com
panies entering an agreement to fix
Judge McPherson does not hold the
law unconstitutional because of violat
ing the constitutional provision requir
ing all laws to be general and uniform
in operation, but claims the state audi
tor has no right to shut out of this
state any foreign company whfrh he
finds solvent and financially worthy.
Precautionary Measures Proceeding in
the Far East.
London, Oct. 21.A dispatch to
Renter's Telegram company from To
The Far Eastern situation is unal
tered. Precautionary measures, how
ever, are apparently proceeding brisk
ly. Yice Admiral Toga has been ap
pointed to command the standing
squadron. This change of commanders
at the present juncture has attracted
Court cf Appeals Sustains writ
Albany. N. Y., Oct. 21.By a deci
sion of the court of appeals Jesse i
Lewisohn need not answer the ques-1
tions of the district attorney of New
York county with regard to his al
leged relations with Richard A. Can
field and the latter's alleged gambling
house. Thi' writ of habeas corpus!
granted to Lewisohn by the supreme
court is sustained.
West Superior, Wis., Oct. 21.- The
postoflice in this city was last nigrhc
the scene of one of the most dari'u
and successful robberies which has
ever occurred in the Northwest. The
postoflice building, situated in tlie
center of the down town district, was
entered by thieves shortly after mid
night, an entrance to the vault was
effected and $15,000 worth of stamps
uf the various denominations were
taken. The amount was practically
MGHT WITH NEGROES
BLOODY ENCOUNTER OCCURS IN
ST. CHARLES PARISH, LA.
Colored Gang Resists Constable and
Poss- 'o.d Three Are Killed
a jht Wounded.
New Orlean.-i. Oct. 21.In a bloody
encounter between a band of negroes
led Dy a white man and a constable's
posse three negroes have been killed
and seven or eight wounded in the
rear of Pecan Grove plantation, in St.
Charles parish. None of the posse
was hurt. The surviving negroes and
their white leader, Pat McGee, fled
to the swamps and are being searched
for. Further trouble is feared.
McGee and the negroes have been
working for the Mississippi Valley
railroad. Several days ago complaint
was made that J..^ of them had con
tracted debts ~~u refused to pay.
Charges were made and Constable
Songy went to see the negroes. On
nis way he met John Hinds, a negro
assistant of McGee, who, with a shot
gun, commanded him to keep away
from the camp. Songy returned to St.
Rose and organized a -posse. Near
the camp the posse encountered eight
een of the negroes and McGee, all
heavily armed. Both parties con
cealed themselves in the high weeds
and a battle of twenty minutes re
sulted. The negroes and McGee .finally
lost their nerve and fled. The bodies
of three of the negroes were picked
un. Several of .them w.ere. wounded.
.MAKE THEMSELVES AT HOME.
After Looting a Residence Burglars
Spend the Night There.
St. Paul, Oct. 21.After looting the
residence of Judge Ira B. Mills, mem
ber of the state railroad and ware
house commission, burglars made
themselves at home and, finding a box
ot cigars while rummaging through
the furniture, proceeded to enjoy them
selves. They evidently spent the
greater part of the night in the house,
for one of the beds was found dis
turbed when the robbery was discov
ered. Ihe bed was littered with cigar
stubs and ashes and matches wore
scattered about the room.
The burglars ransacked the house
thoroughly, but as Judge Mills is
away from the city it. is impossible to
ascertain how much property was
BLACKMAILERS ASKED $2,500.
Money Was Left in Place Specified
but No One Appeared*
Omaha, Oct. 21.A startling de
mand for $2,500 in gold was made by
letter on Fred Metz, head of the Metz
Brewing company, with the alterna
tive that, in the event of noncompli
ance, the brewery would be destroyed
The demand of the letter writer was
complied with and the money depos
ited at the spot named, but no one
appeared to get it.
Chi hfeiTTHERN PACIFIC TRACKS.
THE DAILY PIONEER.
VOLUME 1. NUMBER 155. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1903. TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
Thieves Secure $15,000 in Stamps, Practically the
Entire Supply of the Office.
Dynamite t-ound Near Mouth of
Heil Cnle Canon.
0!ila Mont., Oct. 21.Two
i dynaraiti have been found by
men near the mouth of Hell
anon on the Northern Pacific
east of ihe city, just before
cf an eastbdund passeiF
Armed guards are now
ing the canon, a distance of
BESIEGED BY BANDITS.
Bank Building Wrecked but Vault Re
Newburg. Ore., Oct. 21.For two
hours this place was practically under
control of a gang of bandits, whose
object was to blow up the building of
the Bank of Newburg and loot the
The vault contained $20,000. The
building was practically wrecked.
Accused of Robbing Warehouse.
St Paul, Oct. 21.Norton M. Mar
shall, night watchman at the Prince
street warehouse of the Omaha road.
and E. W. Logan, shipping clerk and
solicitor for the Union Transfer com
pany, Minneapolis, were arraigned In
police court during the day charged
with grand larceny, the offense al
leged consisting of systematic robbing
of the warehouse of freight. Both
waived examination and were held to
tne grand jury.
tihie entire supply which the office had
on hand. The robbers also secured a
small sum of currency. A safe con
taining- a large sum of money in the
buildi. was not molested, whether
because the thieves were friirhteued
away or because they feared deteetiou
through the use of explosives nanroot
1 stated. The robbery had evidently
een carefully planned and is th- wor.v
of experts. There is no clue to thi
ANGRY AT AMERICANS FOR SE-
CURING OPENING OF PORTS.
Assert Their Government Will Protest
and That Mukden Will Re-
New York, Oct. 21.The Russians
are very indignant with the United
States government for concluding a
treaty for opening Mukden to the com
merce of the world, cables the Chergp
correspondent of the Herald. They
say, he asserts, that the St. Peters
burg government will protest and
maintain that the opening of this new
treaty port will never take place.
The Pdrt Arthur Russian newspa
per, Novoe Krai, has published a
strongly worded article on this sub
ject. It declares that the treaty is
proof of the aggressive nature of the
policy of the United States.
This policy, the paper declares, in
fringes the rights of Russia founded
on her construction of the Manehurlan
railway and the concession by China
to Russia of the sole commercial ex
ploitation of Manchuria.
The Russian fleet has returned from
Dalny. The garrison there and 20,000
Chinese laborers are building barracks
for over 10,000 men. The defenses to
the north of Talienwan are being
DISCUSSES OPENING OF MUKDEN.
Russian Viceroy Says lnterr..*I
Commerce Must Go On.
New York, Oct. 21.Admiral Alex
leff, viceroy of the Far East, seems in
disposed, cables the Herald's Port Ar
thur correspondent, to discuss the
opening of Mukden as a treaty port.
"Oh, we shall settle this question all
right," he said, "maintaining our old
friendship with America. Interna
tional commerce must go on."
Regarding the alleged construction
of forts at.. Yongampho, in Korea, ho
emphatically denied it.
"These stories are all fabricated,''
he said, "to cause a sensation. There
Is no fort, not a single officer, not a
single soldier and not a single cannon
Regarding Manchuria he said trou
ble with the brigands is constantly
occurring outside the railway zone,
especially in East. Manchuria, between
Harhin and Vladivostok, and its rob
ber ridden country. He said he often
received petitions from the Chinese
begging him to retain troops and he
would tecoive more petitions were not
PARDONED. BY PRESIDENT.
Sentences of Coal Miners Convicted of
Washington, Oct. 21.The president
has commuted to expire immediately
ihe sentences .of "Marion Marshall,
Cyrus Raines and Burton Harper, coal
miners, who were convicted in West
Virginia of resisting a United States
deputy marshal. They wore sentenced
bn June 11, 1903, Marshall and Har
per to imprisonment for eight months
and Raines to imprisonment for five
ftionths in the Raleigh county jail.
The pardons are granted on the rec
ommendation of the district attorney
and judge and the deputy marshal
who was resisted, in which recom
mendation the attorney general con
curred, for the main reason that fivo
other co-defendants, who wore jointly
indicted and pleaded guilty, received
sentences of three months and have
already been discharged.
ASSETS IN 'MANY STATES.
Receiver for International Bank and
Dover, rel., Oct. 21.Chancellor
Nicholson has granted an application
for a receiver for the Internationa!
Bank and Trust Company of America.
James H. Hughes of Delaware was ap
Efforts will also be made to have
inbordlrate receivers named in states
where the corporation has assets.
Herbert Compton, a stockholder,
made the application for a receiver
and Lawyer William I,. Gooding made
answer for the company.
Hunter Goes on the Ticket.
Frankfort, Ky., Oct. 21.Secretary
of State Hill has certified to the coun
ty clerks of the Eleventh district the
name of Dr. W. Godfrey Hunter to gd
under the Log Cabin on the official
ballot Tir. Hunter was formerly.
United States minister to Guatemala.'- i
NO FURTHER FAILURES.
Baltimore Financir.l Institutions Con
Baltimore, Oct. 21.All the banks
and other financial institutions In Bal
timore were opened promptly at the
customary hour of 10 o'clock and those
who may have had any fears that the
beginning of the monetary day would
be signalized by the announcement of
other trust companies following In
the wake of the Maryland and Union
companies wero agreeably disappoint
ed. Not only did every institution
open but among local financiers gen
erally there was a uniform expression
of confidence that no other suspen
sions arc now probable and that what
ever of panicky feeling was manifest
ed the previous day has practically
It is true, however, that while the
financiers themselves and the brokers
and bankers around South and Ger-
ir~"! streets maintain an of seiene
"1en.ee, there Is a degree of un
-ips in the popular mind and It Is
exacted that this fefiling may prompt
a more voluminous withdrawal of de?
posits during the day than usual. But
there is no reason for anticipating
that there will be anything like a run
on any of the banks.
REGARDING INDIAN AFFAIRS.
Secretary Hitchcock, Tarns Bixby and
C. J. Bonaparte Confer.
Washington, Oct 21.Charles J.
Bonaparte of Baltimore, who has boon
entrusted with the investigation 0!
Indian Territory affairs, had a con
ference Monday with Secretary Hitch
cock. Chairman Blxby of the Davos
commission, against whom charges are
pending, also was present during a
part of the interview, A number of
matters Involved In the investigation
Mr. Bonaparte said later that he was
not certain when he would go to In
Mr. Bixby has filed an answer to
the charges, but all the parties con
cerned deny that these formed a part
of the discussion Monday. Mr. Bl^hy
later saw department of justice offi
cials and will leave for the territory
without any further conferences hero.
Ho said he expected the business ol
the commission would be wound up
by the close of 1901 or by July 1,
1906, at the latest.
ALLEGED THEFT OF $20.f0C
Prisoner's Arraignment Brings Rob
bery to Light.
Boston, Oct. 21.An alleged theft
of $20,000 from the BOH*on National
union last. November was revealed
during the day when Elmer E. Leavitt
of this city was arraigned In court
charged with the deed. Leavitt plead
ed hot guilty and was held for a hear
ing Nov. 4 in bail of $5,000.
Parks Again Indicted.
New York. Oct. 21.Another Indict
merit was returned during the day
against Sam Parks, the walking dele
gate. This time Parks Is indicted foi
perjury, it being alleged that ho had
committed the crime during his own
BRIEF BITS OF NEWS.
Large purchases of Australian lead
are being made at Melbourne, Vic
toria, for Japan and Russia.
William C. Crehan, formerly a well
known theatrical manager, is dead
Crehan was a brother of Miss Ada
An appropriation of $5,000 has boon
voted by the Chicago council to pay
the expense of uncovering rascality
.around the city hall.
More than a score of persons were
Injured, half a dozen seriously. In a
roar end collision of trains on tin
Brooklyn elevated railroad.
Patrick Mabaney of Derby, Conn,
has sailed for his old home In Ireland
with $5.2(10, representing the savings
of thirty-two years as a farmhand.
At Wichita, Kan., Cresceu'S set a
now mark for the world's trotting rec
ord, going the mile in 1:5!}%.. Tills
la a quarter of a second better than
the records recently made by Leu 1)11
Ion and .Major Delmar.
Pistitution at Mapleton, Minn., Said to
Be Short $40,000.
Minneapolis, Oct. 21.The Times
Alfred A. BuckJ an official of a pri
vate hank at Mapleton, a little town
some twenty miles south of Mankato,
is not at his place of business is
reported that tlie sum of $4.0,090?
which should be in the bank, is rot
in the vaults.
Mr. Buck is the son of former Jus
tice Damcl Buck of the supreme court,
who holds some $lO,00fi of the stock
of the bank", which is a private Instl-j
tut ion and not subject to the Inspec
tion of the state bank department
What has become of the bank's
money is*not known definitely, "butI
there are hints at manipulation of tho
books and some make barges of for-1
The MaplPton bar.lt ias sto
ers who are responsible tot all the
posits and there is no danger of a loss:
to the depositors.
MONEY EXPOSED TO VlEvV.
Jobbers Wreck Vault but Do Not
Carry Off Cash.
Lincoln" Neb.. Oct" 21 .jobbers
Mew open the bank at Pleasantdale,
Neb., near here, wrecking tho build
ing and so badly shattering the vault
that $3,500 in currency was exposed
to view. The robbers were evidently
frightened away before they could
search the rnins. The bank contained
$30,000. A posse is pursuing the/rub
MAJORITY APPROVES IT
ENGROSSED COPY OF ALASKAN
DECISION SIGNED CY ALL
BUT THE CANADIANS.
AWARD VERY PLEAS!!."] TO AMERIGAIS
CANADA GETS PORTLAND CANAL
BUT UNITED dTATES CON-
TROLS ITS ENTRANCE.
T.orlon. Oct. 21.The igr~-'-fvd
copy of tho Alaskan nwardwm signed
at 2: lit p. m. The Canadians de
clined to sign tho engrossed copy, fol
lowing tho course adopted when a
Iraft of tho decision was signed by
tho American commissioners and O^alef
The award relating to tho Portland
canal gives the United States two isl
ands, Kannaghunut ami Sltklan, com
manding the entrance of the Portland
channel and the ocean passage to Port
Simpson and destroyiug the strategic
value of Wales and i'earse islands,
which aro given to Canada.
The mountain Hue adopted as th
boundary givos the United States sub*
stantially all the territory in dispute.
The line completely clears, all the bays
and inlets and means ot access to the
sea, giving the United States a com
plete earner hot ween Canada and the
sea from the Port laud canal to Mount
Around the head of the Lynn canal
the line follows the watershed, some
what In accordance with the present
Messrs. Jet to and Aylosworth, tho
Canadian commissioners, In a state
ment of their reasons for refusing to
sign tho award, say they consider tho
finding of the tribunal regarding tho
islands at the entrance of Portland
channel and the mountain line is not
a judicial one. They add:
Canada's interests Sacrificed.
"We urged our views as strongly as
we wore able, but we have boon com
pelled to witness tho sacrifice of the
interests of Canada. Wo were power
less to prevent It, though satisfied
that tho course which the majority
was determined to pursue in respect
to the matters above specially referred
to Ignored the just rights of Canada.'*
Messrs. Aylosworth and Jette will
submit their contrary opinions to tho
tribunal so as to go officially on rec
ord, and while they declined to sign
the award they signed the maps
agreed on by the majority.
Tho Canadians feel very sore over
the outcome. They almost openly ac
cuse Lord Alverstono of partisanship.
When the latter presented them to
King Edward at Buckingham palace
Monday the king endeavored vainly
to Induce .Messrs. Jette and Aylos
worth lo May they were satisfied or
thai they accepted the situation, but
tbo two Canadians declined to in any
way express acquiescence with this
view. They simply shook hands for
mally and bowed.
One of the Canadian commissioners
afterward said to a representative of
the Associated Press:
"This award affects much more tho
relations between the Dominion and
the mother country than people here
seem to realize and almost marks tho
parting of the ways, at least so far
leaving any such question for England
to decide for us."
DIGEST OF THE DECISION.
Alaskan Tribunal's Answers to Ques
London, Oct. 21.The following is
an ollicial digest of the Alaska deci
The decision of the tribunal is made
up of answers to the seven questions
contained in the treaty of 1903 constl
tutlng the tribunal.
First QuestionAnswer: The lino
commences at Cape Muzon.
Second Answer: The Portland
channel passes north of Pearse and
Wales islands and enters the ocean
through Tongas passage, between
Wales and Sitklan islands.
ThirdAnswer: The straight, lino
to the middle of the entrance of Ton
FourthAnswer: A straight line
between Salmon and Bear rivers di
rect to tho rft parallel of latitude.
FifthAnswered In tho affirmative.
Si^hRequired no answer after the
fifth question bad been answered in
SeventhAnswer: Tho majority
of the tribunal have selected the line
of peaks starting at the head of Port
land canal and running along the high
mountains, on the outer edge of the
Shown on the Maps of Survey
mad" in 1893, extending to Mount
Whipple and thence along what is
known as the Hunter line of 1S78,
crossing the Stickine river about twen
ty-four miles from its mouth, thence
northerly along the high peaks to
Kates Needle, from Kates Needle to
the Devils Thumb. The tribunal
stated that there was not sufficient
evidence owing to the absence of a
complete survey, to identify the moun
tains which correspond to those in
tended by the treaty. This contem
plates a further survey of that portion
by the two governments. From the
vicinity of Devils Thumb the line runs
to the continental watershed,, thence
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