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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 161.
I HOC 11/11 I U^"A\IV
LARGE NUMBER OF STEAMERS
REMAIN EXPOSED TO THE
PERILS OF YUKON ICE.
LITTLE HOPE OF ESCAPING SAFELY g^jgg
VESSELS AND CARGOES IMPER-
ILED WORTH OVER TWO
Seattle, Wash., Oct. 28.A special
from Dawson says that steamers and
cargoes valued at more than $2,000,-
000 remain exposed to the perils of
the Yukon ice and frost with little
prospect of being got to places of
safety for the winter. Some steamers
have full cargoes of perishable provl
slons and these are certain to be
i ruined. The steamers Columbian,
torian, Zelandian and Bailey are stuck
on the bar 100 miles above Dawson
and the big packet Will H. Isom, built
at a cost of $200,000, is caught on thJ
bar at the mouth of the Yukon. All
are In danger of being crushed by the
ice. The cold storage steamer Kerr
with $150,000 worth of refrigerated
meats, is stalled below Eagle and willc
not get through this year.
The gold output of the Klondike for
the past season is now figured at $10,-
400,000. LOCOMOTIVE BOILER EXPLODES.
Two' Railroad Men Killed and Two
Lancaster Pa., Oct. 28.Two rail-1
road employes were killed and two
others fatally injured by the explosion
of a locomotive on the Pennsylvania
railroad near Rohrerstown.
The engine was drawing a west
bound freight and when a short dis
tance west of Rohrerstown, exploded.
James Rowan, the conductor, was in
stantly killed and Brakeman Zimmer
man died half an hour after the acci
dent. The fireman and engineer were
blowu fifty yards from the engine and
were terribly mangled. They cannot
recover. The explosion was of terri
ble force, the tracks being torn up for
a distance of 200 feet.
STEAMER SAUBER WRECKED.
Captain W. E. Morris and Oiler Frank
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Oct. 28.
The steamer W. F. Sauber was wreck
ed off Whitefish Point, thirty miles
from here, and Captain W. E. Morris
and Oiler ^Frank Robinson were
The rest of the crew of nineteen men
were taken off the Sauber by the crew
of the steamer Yale.
Robinson was pinched between a
yawl boat and the Yale and went down
before he could be reached.
Captain Morris was on the deck of
the Sauber after all the others had
been taken off, when the steamer's
boiler burst and he was blown into the
WEALTHY FARMER ROBBED.
Robert Robinson and His Wife Poison
ed by the Robbers.
Perryville, Ky., Oct. 28.Robbers
ransacked the home of Robert Robin
son, a wealthy farmer, during the
night and administered poison by
Robinson and his wife. Mrs. Robin
son will, die, but her husband may re
cover. Paris green and corrosive
sublimate were found in the coffee
pot and corrosive sublimate was also
found in a crock of milk.
It is not known what amount of
property the robbers secured.
THREE TRAINMEN KILLED.
Failure of Airbrakes Causes a Disas
Salida, Colo., Oct. 28.By the air
failing to work on the second section
of a freight train on the Denver and
Rio Grande on a steep grade the train
ran into the rear of the first section,
wrecking the engine and four cars.
Four men were buried beneath the
wreckage. Three of them were killed
outright and one was injured. The
dead are Samuel Brown, engineer
Henry Simons, brakeman, and John
STREET CAR TELESCOPED.
Six Persons Injured at Chicago, One
Chicago, Oct. 28.Through the fail
ure of a gripman to drop the lever
while passing a cable vault a North
Clark street grip car and trailer
crashed together, practically telescop
ing the latter. Six persons were seri
ously injured, one of whom will die,
while a score of passengers were cut,
bruised and shocked by the accident
RESULT OF AN OPERATION.
District Judge M. M. Estee Dies in
Honolulu, Oct. 28.United States
District Judge M. M. Estee died here
during the morning cf prostration fol
lowing an operation performed two
days ago for kidney trouble.
Crew Taken Off Safely.
Munising, Mich., Oct. 28.The
steamer Manhattan, "with 76,000 bush
els of wheat, which endeavored to find
ehulier uuuei W-J-LIU isisnn **J1-
UdtJ IV ILL LJL nAl I .Beacon light and the charred hulk is
.vww i in.*.
tmrned during the night near
res ting safely on Sand
point.eTtie creww were taken off safely by th tug
Only the Women Perished.
Bfest, France, Oct. 28.The crew of
thirty-one men of the French bark
Savoyard, reported Monday to have
been wrecked near here, who were
thought to have been lost, have been
saved. The captain's wife and th6
DEPOSITORS START A RUN.
Offices of St. Louis Trust Companies
St. Louis, Oct. 28.As the result of
disquieting rumors a run was started
during the day on the Mississippi Val
ley Trust company,, but as fast as the
depositors poured in they were given
their money without hesitancy.
A run was started on the Mercantile
Trust company at 1:30 by savings de
positors. People suddenly thronged
the corridor and in a very few mo
ments a line had been formed from
the bank window out to the street.
Policemen hurried to the scene and
prevented disorder, while within the
bank officials mingled with the crowd
assured everybody that deposits
would be speedily paid.
President Francis of the Louisiana
Purchase Exposition company, a di
rector of the Mississippi Valley Trust
company, made a speech to the depos
iters who filled that bank at 2 o'clock
in which he tried to reassure them.
He said that a committee of three
disinterested persons had only recent
ly gone over the books of the company
and had not found anything that
should cause apprehension as to the
stability of that institution. There
were no bad investments or loans. He
hoped that those who had money in
.the company's vaults should be calm
and reconsider their desire to take it
out and not cause any apprehension
on the part of the general public.
The Mississippi Valley Trust company,
he said, was willing and able to pay
all who wished their money and
waived its right to take advantage of
the sixty-day clause.
At the Lincoln Trust company's
offices a long line of depositors stood
before the paying teller's window and
as fast as they presented their books
the money demanded was paid out.
A great manf women were noticeable
among the depositors, many of whom
were clerks in department stores.
DEMOCRATIC LEADERS MEET.
Bryan, Hill and Towne Hold Confer
enee in New York. CJty..
New York, Oct. 28:Through the
presence of several leading men in
the Democratic party in this city it
has been learned, says the Herald,
that a conference at which were pres
ent William J. Bryan, David B. Hill,
former Senator Charles A. Towne of
Minnesota, Frank Campbell, chairman
of the New York Democratic state
committee, and J. N. Carlisle, chair
man of the Democratic executive com
mittee, has just been held. It is as
serted that the meeting convened in
the rooms at an uptown hostelry oc
cupied by. Mr. Hill, but nothing could
be learned as to the subjects dis
cussed or the result.
Senator Teller of Colorado, who also
is here, was asked what he knew re
garding the matter.
"It must be a coincidence," he said.
"I am here from Washington for three
or four days on private business."
^IRELAND'S NAME SECOND.
Lis\ of American Prelates Available
New York, Oct. L8.The pope has
requested from Mgr. Merry del Val,
the papal secretary of state, and Car
dinal Gotti a list o: the foreign prelates
under ihe jurisdiction of the secre
taryship of state and the congrega
tion of the propaganda who are con
sidered available for appointment as
cardinals, cables the Rome correspond
ent of the Tribune.
In the list of Americans presented
by Cardinal Gotti Archbishop Ryan of
i Philadelphia stands first, Archbishop
Ireland of St. Paul coming next, fol
lowed by Archbishop Farley of New
York and Archbishop Chapelle of New
Contrary to rumors that several
American cardinals will be created at
the January consistory only one will
be nominated, if even he be not left
out at the last moment.
ROOSEVELT IS FORTY-FIVE.
Hundreds of Messages of Congratula
Washington, Oct. 28. President
Roosevelt Tuesday celebrated the
forty-fifth anniversary of his birth.
I Many beautiful and touching reminders
I of the event came to him from every
i part of the country. Hundreds of tele
i grams and letters of eongratulauon
i were received at the White tiouse uur
ing the day and the cabinet members
joined in extending cordial congratula
tions to the president. The cabinet
I room and the president's private office
were filled with Exquisite floral oifer
Early in the day a committee repre
eenting the Hungarian Republican
club of New York, of which the presi
dent is an honorary member, called
!to convey to him the annual expres
sion of the club's good wishes aua to
congratulate him upon his birthday.
POSTAL INQUIRY CONTINUES.
Thorough Investigation of New York
1 Washington, Oct. 28.A special in
vestigation of the New York city post
office will begin in a few days by in
spectors working under the direction
cf Fourth, Assistant Postmaster* Gen-
eral imsrow. mere win De a tnor
ougii overhauling of all the affairs of
that office, every department of which
will be thoroughly investigated.
The inquiry is supplemental to the
general postal inquiry recently con
cluded and is likely to occupy at least
a month and probably longer.
It is stated at the postoffice depart
ment that the investigation of the
New York office has long been contem
plated and that an order for it was
issued several months ago.
HALF MILE IN 56 SECONDS.
Dan Patch Lowers Prince Alert'c Re
Memphis, Oct. 28.Dan Patch broke
the half mile pacing record here by
going the distance in 56 seconds. The
former record57 & secondswas
made by Prince Alert at Providence,
R. I., last Saturday.
Two Men Instantly Killed.
Wheeling, W. Va., Oct. 28.Two
foreigners were instantly killed and
another probably fatally hurt by the
explosion of a sixteen-inch gas main
SERIOUS RELIGIOUS RIOT.
Three Doukhobors Killed and Another
Winnipeg, Man., Oct. 28.Word has
been received here of a riot in the
Doukhobor colony to the north of
Swan Lake in which three persona
were killed and another fatally in
Peter Veregin, the socalled Christ
of these people, went on a visit to the
Yorkton colony. Before he went he
called his followers before him and
while they lay prostrate before him he
told them to follow out his doctrine
during his absence and to pay no heed
to any so-called missionaries who
might visit them. For a day all went
well until a Methodist minister named
Perkins arrived at the settlement and
tried to preach to them. The commu
nity divided, one faction of the women
stripping themselves of clothing as
they have done on several previous oc
casions and starting to look for Peter
Veregin, the leader and self-styled
Christ. The men interfered and a
pitched battle ensued.
RECEIVER IS INDICTED.
Federal Grand Jury Looks Into Oregon
Land Office Affairs.
Portland, Ore., Oct. 28.The United
States grand jury has returned an in
dictment ajainst Asa B. Thompson,
receiver of the land office at La
Grande, Ore. The indictment charges
Thompson with soliciting money
influence his official "decision fd*" ap
proval for homestead applications
which had been held up for insuf
ficiency of proof.
There are three counts in the in
dictment and among the witnesses
against Thompson is Charles Cunning
ham, a well known stockman of East
ern Oregon. It is alleged that Thomp
son approached Cunningham and of
fered to have ten homestead applica
tions approved in consideration of
$500. The other counts concern the
alleged dealing with Asa Robinson,
to whom he is alleged to have offered
his services for $50 in the case of
DEPUTY CHARGED WITH CRIME.
Ohio Marshal Led Into a Trap and
Flushing, O., Oct. 28.As a result
of the autopsy made by the authori
ties since the shooting of Town Mar
shal George D. Elliott last Friday
night it is announced that John
Wheeler, one of the five men depu
tised by the marshal to assist him in
the raid on the camp of negro des
peradoes, is suspected of firing the
If the police theory proves correct
Elliott was led into a trap. It was
Wheeler who gave the information
that led to the determination to make
the raid. The contents of the shell
that killed the marshal came from the
gun placed in the hands of Wheeler
and there are empty barrels as further
ix is- itryvrxev nam Quito, Ecuador,
that a dense column of fire is visible
from there emerging from the crater
of the Cotopaxi volcano. The neigh
boring villages have not sustained any
THE DAILY PIONEER.
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA.. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1903.
After the I^ace.
OPINION MUST GHANGE
PUBLIC SENTIMENT MAKES IT IM-
POSSIBLE TO SUCCESSFULLY
HEALTH OFFICERS DISCUSS SUBJECT
MORE INFECTIOUS THAN LEP
ROSY YET NO PRECAUTIONS
ARE TAKEN TO AVOID IT.
Washington. Oct. 28.The first reg
ular session of ,the thirty-first annual
meeting of the American Public Health
association was held 99 during the
day, prominent bacte,-olpgists and
students of sanitation from the Unit
ed States, Canada, Mexico and Cuba
being present. After the convention
was called to order by Dr. Walter Wy
man, surgeon general of the Marine
hospital and public health service,
General George M. Sternberg, surgeon
general, U. S. A., retired, delivered an
address In which ho dwelt at length
on the efforts which have been made
to stamp out disease and to guard
against epidemics. Tho great pros
perity of some of the Southern states
during recent years, he said, had been
due to their protection from yellow
fever, which formerly operated as a
serious barrier to industrial and com
mercial progress. He said that through
persistent efforts of the association
this aid other exotic pestilential dis
eases have been practically stamped
from the United States.
"Although cholera, yellow fever
and bubonic plague," he continued,
"are no longer feared by sanitarians
we have not yet conquered our en
demic ifiUh disease, typhoid fever, and
tuberculosis still claims nearly 150,000
victim^ annually within tho limits of
the United States."
Until these and other widely prev
alent -.infections diseases are prac
tically stamped out, he said, "our self
Imposed task will not be complete."
Ravages of Tuberculosis.
The report of the committee on
animal diseases and food, having ref
erence: to the phase of tuberculosis
which relates to its transmission from
the anilpal to human beings, was pre
sented by Iu E.-Salmon of ,the board,
of animal industry, Washington, D. C.
Clinical evidence statistics and ex
perimental tests, he declared, all favor
the conclusion that bovine tuberculosis
was a factor in human tuberculosis.
In the discussion which followed
Dr. Juan Guiteras of Havana, the yel
low fever expert, said that although
in Cuba the invariable custom is to
boil milk he believed tho infantile
tuberculosis in Cuban children is as
frequent as anywhere else.
The committee on car sanitation re
ported through Dr. J. N. Hurty of In
dianapolis. There is unanimity of
opinion, he said, regarding tho trans
portation by common carriers of per
sons sick with smallpox, diphtheria,
scarlet fever, yellow fever anil typhoid
fever. Leprosy, he declared, is not
as easily transmitted as tuberculosis
and compared to the latter in its de
structiveness of human life it amounts
to nothing at all. Yet, he said, a riot
would follow the introduction of a
leper into a railway car. The word
tuberculosis, ho contended, makes lit
tle or no impression in face of the al
most certainty that not less than
50,000 of those now living in the
United States will be dead of con
sumption within another twelve
months and three times that number
will be attacked In the same period.
People, he said, do not take precau
tions against influenza, which kills a
thousand where leprosy kills one.
"These and other considerations," he
satid, "make it plain that it will be
difficult to enforce, rational and scien
tific measures to prevent transmission
iriajox Crenerai H. C. Corhin, who
was appointed to relieve General
Chaffee as commander of the Depart
ment of the East, assumed his new
FOR KILLING HER HUSBAND. fj
Aged Iowa Woman Sentenced to Prison
Cresco, la.. Oct. 2S.Mrs. Sophia
Krueger, aged sixty-eight years, has
been found guilty of murdering her
husband and sentenced to life iin-1
prisonment for the crime.
Tho crime for which Mrs. Krueger
was sentenced to spend tlire rest of her
life within prison walls was commit
ted last spring. Krueger's bo ly was
found with several stones tied about
the nock in the river not far from his
He had been killed w3t a'blow on
the head, evidently inflicted with an
axe, The tool was found late", cov
ered with blood. After killing him
Mrs. Krueger put her husband's body
in a buggy and drove to tho river and
throw him In.
Sho was found by a neighbor com
ing from the river in the buggy. Sus
picion was directed toward her and
her arrest followed shortly afterward,
Nothing developed after tho murdor
or during the trial to show a motive
for the crime. 4
LEVEE CONVENTION MEETS.
Mississippi Valley Delegates Gather at
New Orleans. Oct. 28.Attended
with considerable ceremony, including
the firing of cannon, the largest and
in point of personnel the moat Influen
tial levee convention yet held in the I
Mississippi valley opened hero during-1
the day at Tulano hall. President
Charles Scott of tho Interstate Missis
sippi River improvement and Levee
association called tho body to order.
The purpose of the meeting is to ap
peal to tho national government for
sufficient aid to levee both banks of
tho river and to maintain those levees
at maximum grade, reclaiming and
-giving protection to tho alluvial lands
and improving navigation. The at
tendance included governors, senators,
members of congress, railroad officials,
representatives of commercial ex
changes and leveo boards from many
states of the valley.
Attacks Tammany Leader.
New York. Oct. 28.Hugh MoLauRh
lin of Brooklyn has issued another
statement attacking Charles F. Mur
phy and Tammany Hall. Mr. ,Mc-i
Laughlin said thnt had his advice been
taken the Kings couirly Democrats i
would not havo entered tho receat
Elkins' Condition Hopeless.
Philadelphia, Oct. 28.Tho condition
of William L. Elkins, the financier. Is
reported as being grave. He spent a
restless night and as, a result is ..said
to bj?.ijjoQ.siderably exhausted. His
physicians say there is but little hOpo
of his recovery.
TO DEAL WITH LAbOK PROBLEMS
National Organization of Employers
to Be Formed.
Chicago, Oct. 28.Delegates repre
senting a score of national trade or
ganizations will attend a meeting to
be held hero Oct. 20 and 30 for the
purpose of forming a national employ
ers' association to deal with labor
problems. The organization will be
as fan-caching, it is said, among em
ployers as the American Federation of
Labor is among employes. A commit
tee will meet shortly to draft a con-*
stitution and bylaws for the proposed
organization. The programme for the
two days' meeting as at. present out
lined provides for the discussion of
the labor question, the formation of
bureau of education, the establish
ment of an official organ and tho for
mation of plans for the extension of
the organization into every part of the
country where employers Have to deal
with labor unions.
COUNSEL SCORES BRYAN.
Personal Feeling Apparent in Bennett
New lluven, Conn., Oct. 28.In the
contested will case of the late Phtlo
S. Bennett Judge Stoddard, attorney
for Mrs. Bennett, read a letter before
tho court in which Mr. Bryan had
written to Mrs. Bennett, that Judge
Stoddard was a disappointed gold
Democrat who had left tho party and
in order to be able to defeat Mr. Bry
an had placed himself In a position to
oppose the Bennett will, which left
Bryan a legacy of $50.0Oy.
Judge Stoddard gave Bryan a scor
ing before the crowded courtroom.
Judge Cleveland's decision will prob
ably not be given for a few days.
Jealousy Causes Double Tragedy.
Seattle, Wash.. Oct. 28,Crazed
with the knowledge that she had de
serted him for another man Claude
H. Arbuckle, formerly a floor walker
In a local dry goods hou.se, fired two
shots at Gladys Grey, formerly a
variety actress at Nome, in a room at
the Hotel Cecil and then blew out his
trains. The woman will die.
ALLEGED WILL A FORGERY.
Appeal of Albert T. Patrick Denied by
Court of Appeals.
Albany, N. Y.. Oct 2S.The court
of appeals has handed down a decision
denying the appeal of Albert T. Pat
rick in the matter of the probate of
the will of William M. Rice, of whose
murder he stands convicted. The
court concurs in the Judgment of the
lower courts that the alleged will of
fered by Patrick Is a forgery.
Attempted Extortion Alleged.
New York, Oct. 28.Joseph Stinson,
said to be a member of a wealthy fam
ily of York, Pa., and formerly attached
to the censiiH bureau in Washington,
Is under arrest here, together with H.
B. GHlroy, alleged to b& the accom
plice of Stlnson in an attempt to ex
tort $10,000 from a NJ.V Vurk _.
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
V1EETS TRAGIC DEATH
PRESIDENT OF ARMENIAN REVO-
LUTIONISTS IN LONDON AS-
LAST OF A LONG SERIES OF MURDERS
CRIME BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN
COMPvllTTED BY POLITICAL
London. Oct. 2S.Sapatel Sngouni,
president of the Armenian revolution
ary society in London, was murdered
in the suburb of Nunhead late In the
evening. The crime has created a
sensation, as it has every appearance
of being of a political character and
has been preceded by the assassina
tions of other otllrials of brunches of
the same society on tho Continent.
Sngouni, who returned to I^ondon
Monday after settling up the affairs
of an associate in Switzerland who
was recently assassinated by stabbing,
was entering his residence when a
man rushed across tho road and tired
lour shots at Sagouni in quick succes
sion, the last bullet entering the re
gion of the heart. Tho murderer, who
appeared to be a foreigner, fled. The
only clues to the man in possession
of the authorities aro a felt hat and a
silver plated revolver, both made In
New York, which ho dropped iu his
Other Armenians Suspected.
The murdered man, who was a min
ing engineer, became wealthy in the
Caucasus and devoted his money to
the Armenian cause. His society was
entirely passive and opposed to vio
lence aud it is thought this attitude
inspired tho advance section of the
Armenians with tho desire for ven
geance, the latter claiming that So
gounl's society devoted funds to char
ity Which would have been bettor ap
plied to violent remedies for the Ar
Sagouni is said to have moved to
Knglaud from New York early in
A convention of tho Armenian Pas
slvists has been Iu session here and It
Is suggested that the opportunity was
chosen by tho violent faction as a
favorable one for disposing of the
principal leaders. Tho murderer was
noticed waiting hours for the arrival
of Sagouni and the former was ap
parently supplied with information
concerning tho latter's movements by
Before his death Sagouni told a
friend that he did not know his assail
ant, but he said enemies had been fol
lowing him for a long time.
ATTACKS CHRISTIAN SCIENCE.
Dowie Pays His Respects to Mrs. Eddy
and Her Book.
New York, Oct. 28.About 1.000
persons attended the regular morning
meeting at Madison Square Garden
when Dpwie talked on nristian Sci
ence and especially on Mrs. Mary
Baker Eddy and her book. Ho de
clared that Christian Science was
neither Christianity nor science.
Mrs. Eddy's book, be declared, was
"inconsistent with tho first elements
of good sense."
"The only possible charm in the
book," he continued, "seems to be that
it is impossible to understand. There
is one grain of truth In Christian Sci
ence, it teaches that disease (\oea
not come from God.
"As for tho arguments of the 'scien
tists' that there i.s no such thing as
feeling, tasting or smelling except in
the imagination of persons it Is all
Dowfe concluded by saying that
Christian Science "undermined all
common honesty and veracity in the
STRIKERS USE DYNAMITE.
Spanish Miners Destroy Much Prop
erty at Bilbao.
jl Bilbao, Spain, Oct. 28.The strik
ing miners destroyed with dynamite
during the night it railroad round
house and the electric light and tele
Tho strike, which hart now spread
to all the mines in tho district, causes
great anxiety, as the employers per
sist In refusing to consider the de
mands for the weekly payment of
wagoH until the men'.resume work.
The aim of the employers, It is said,
is to induce the men to negotiate with
them directly without the intervention
of the unions.
Tho socialists are taking a promi
nent part in tho agitation.
Russian Troops Cross Into K"-- .*nd
Yokohama, Oct. 28.- My I'-rous
movements of Russians in Koi on
tir.ue to be reported. A at
of 200 Russian troops is s?v
crossed the river Tumf i" -ca
and another os.tia'j
slans appeared at V.'iju on E i .ast
and subsequently retired.
The new-.v reg sit
uation a? i
that Baror- \n
minister, an-. '$*. ^v. .vo-
mura are nearer to reaching ee
Mrs. Lotus tvorson, wbi fellies'
three of her children at Pa "re
Ctl, on i--e
miU cuiumiuea to SU *syu .ujjyu*y.