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Butte, Mont.. Oct."29:The media
tion committee plan to bring about
the opening of the Amalgamated mines
and smelters, begun by Great Falls
people, has resulted in an arrange
ment for a meeting between the com
mittee named and the heads of the
copper corporations in Montana, to be
held in this city in a day or two. A
telegram has been received by Presi
dent Strain of the Great Falls Busi
ness Men's association from President
Hill of the Great Northern saying he
would be able to be in Butte within
twenty-four hours. Immediately there
after telegrams were sent to Messrs.
Scallon and Heinze informing them
that this committee would like to meet
them, while other members of the com
mittee were not! fieri of JVIr Hill's ac-
TRIAL OF SAM PARKS.
State Calls Witnesses in the Extor
New York, Oct. 29. Benjamin
Thackara was the first witness of the
day in the trial of Sam Parks on the
charge of extortion. Thackara was
sent by the Tiffany corporation to see
Parks to ascertain why work en build
ings here was stopped last December.
Parkssaid, according to the witness:
"Tiffany is fined $500 and if you are
not prepared to settle send Tiffany to i
David Frazee, general superintend-1
ent, employed by the Tiffany studios, i
told ot hie Interview with Parks in a
saloon Jan. 5 when Parks again said
that Tiffany was fined $500.
CHARGES OF BOODLING.
Inquiry Into Kansas City (Kan.) Board
Kansas City, Oct. 29.A grand jury
to investigate charges of boodling on
the board of education in Kansas City,
Kan., and to take action to suppress
gambling and close saloons operating
in violation of the prohibitory law has
been ordered by Judge E. L. Fischer
of the district court to convene at the
December term. This is the outcome
of the agitation started by the Mercan
tile club and which resulted in a pe
tition signed by over half a thousand
citizens to the court praying that a
jury be called together.
SHOT WILDLY AT GUESTS.
Drunken Mine Owner Causes Panic in
Tucson, Ariz., Oct. 29.Alexander
Casey, a wealthy mine owner of Tur
quoise, Ariz,, walked into the Willard
hotel at Tucson, of which he is owner,
and began to shoot in every direction.
The guests escaped for the most part
through the windows. The shooting
attracted five officers, who attempted
to arrest him. Casey opened fire and
seriously wounded Constable Pacheco.
The other officers then began to shoot
and Casey -was seriously and probably
fatally wounded. Cassy had been
POSTAL STATION ROBBED.
Burglars Secure Money and Stamps in
Minneapolis, Oct. 29.Postal Sta
tion No. 7 in this city was robbed
early in the morning. The burglars
blew open the safe and secured $58
postal money, $12 in stamps and $125
belonging to J. W. Todson, the drug
gist in whose store the station was
The butcher shop of C. A. Haskell,
three doors below, was entered and
$45 was*takem from the safe.
LABOR LEADER ATTACKED.
Seriously Beaten and Left for Dead in
Chicago, Oct. 29.-William Rossell,
member of the finance committee
of the Chicago Federation of Labor
and former business agent of the In
terne uonal Association of Machinists,
is suffering from an attack by four un
Rossell was beaten and left lying in
the gutter for dead.
Lou Di lion's New Record.
Mumpbis. Oct 29.In an"attempt to
beat her own world's wagon record
Lou Dillon, driven by Mr. Billings,
made the mile in 2 minutes. Weather
conditions were perfect.
EFFORT TO SETTLE
MONTANA MINING TROUBLE
FAVORITE LOVER ARRESTED. I
Charged With Murdering Young Allen
ton (Pa.) Girl.
Allenton, Pa., Oct. 29.Accused of
the murder of Mabel Bechtel, who
was found slain in the subway alley
adjoining her parents' home Tuesday,
Alfred R. Eckstein, the favorite sweet
heart of the girl, was arrested during
the day at the Bechtel home, accord
ing to a statement by Chief of Police
Eastman. Chief Eastman declined to
say whether the man had confessed
but said he expected the circum
stances of the crime would be made
known later in the day. Soon after
his arrest Eckstein was examined by
the mayor, who also took the testi
mony of other witnesses.
The brothers of Mabel Bechtel are
being held at the police station with
Alfred Eckstein as witnesses. Chief
Eastman and Policemen Whitehead
and Jacoby made another search of
the Bechtel home and found blood
stains on the floor and walls of the
second front bedroom and a blood
stained lathing hammer hid in the car
The belief is that a family row oc
curred at the Bechtel home in which
one or all of the brothers figured.
ceptance and of the plans for the meet
At a special meeting of the Mill
and Smelter Men's union of Great
Falls a committee was appoints* to
meet with a similar committer om
the Butte Miners' union at Helena.
The committee goes with instructions
to consider any measures that may be
deemed advisable to bring about the
early resumption of the Amalgamated
The committee goes especially in
structed to urge Governor Toole to
call an extraordinary session of the
legislature, which it is hoped may re
sult in the passage of a law which will
help to improve the conditions aris
ing from the legal differences of the
Amalgamated and Heinze people.
VERY SLIM AUDIENCE.
Dowie Talks to New Yorkers on "Elev
New York, Oct. 29.John Alexander
Dowie addressed a slim audience on
the "Eleventh Commandment," his
own addition to the decalogue, the
wording being "Love ye one another."
Dowie said that he had come to New
York because he lo^ed the people of
the city, but he sa'i the people of
New York did not lo him because of
the vicious and untrue attacks made
on him by the newspapers.
A "healing" service was held later
in the day.
At the healing service Dowie said:
"We have visited nearly every house
In New York and we could do it eight
times in a year, It would take the
churches ten years to do that."
After an attack on church newspa
pers he continued:
"For many years I have held the
balance of political power in Chicago
and I control over 50,000 votes there.
Whatever way I say the election shall
go it goes and I shall have the same
pcwer here .some day.
"Fifty thousand votes would con
trol the situation here Jf I had them
and in Ave years I will control that
number in this city,"
Dowie has settled with Robert M.
Farley, who sued him for $1,060 for
his legal services in defending J.
Luther Pierson, the former Dowie fol
lower arrested for allowing his child
to die without a doctor.
Mr. Farley attached Dowie's car
riage as ho was about to drive to Mad
ison Square Garden.
INFECTION OF HUMAN BEINGS.
Discussion by American Public Health
Washington, Oct. 29.The Ameri
can Public Health association during
the day further considered the subject
of infection of human beings with
animal tuberculosis and listened to
several papers relating to the collec
tion and disposal of garbage. In dis
cussing the former subject Dr, Mazyck
P. Ravenel of Philadelphia took up
the question of tuberculosis bearing
on" its transmission from man to ani
mals and from animals to man as well
as accidental inoculation. He regret
ted the disinclination of federal and
state authorities to permit criminals
condemned to death to be inoculated
with the tubercula germ in the inter
ests of science. He said he was sure
a man condemned to death would most
fittingly take his chances of contract
ing tuberculosis as against electrocu
tion or hanging. He emphatically con
troverted the common theory that dry
sputum is the underlying cause of tu
bercular infection and said that there
is absolutely not one whit of evidence
that it ever caused a single case of
tuberculosis in mankind. He produced
numerous statistics showing bovine tu
bercular infection of human beings
and said that the bovine tubercular
bacilus is extremely more virulent
than that of the human being. He
concluded by strongly urging that ev
ery precaution should be taken by the
association as sanitarians for the pro
tection of the food supply as derived
NO MONEY PAID OUT.
St. Louis Savings Institutions Demand
St. Louis. Oct. 29.Long before the
hour of opening lines of depositors
stretched away from the closed doors
of the Mk-oissippi Valley Trust com
pany, the Lincoln Trust company, the
Mercantile Trust company and the
Missouri Trust company. Small crowds
were assembled before the doors of
some of the other savings institutions.
Most of those in line were working
people and many of them were women
whose savings were not heavy. Owing
to the action taken by the officials of
the eight trust companies doing busi
ness in St. Louis requiring thirty and
sixty day notices of intention to with
draw funds depositors were not able
to get any money.
All they could do was to declare
their intention of withdrawing their
deposits at the end of the time taken
advantage of by the companies under
their rules. The trust companies also
decided not to pay certificates of de
posit before maturity.
MORE HOPEFUL NEWS.
Vatican Has Information on Fria'
Rome, Oct 29.The latest reports
received at the Vatican from Arch
bishop Guidi. the apostolic delegate
in the Philippines, contain much more
hopeful news regarding the prospects
for a definite settlement of the ques
tion of friars' lands in the Philippine
Islands and also in connection with
the financial point and on the subject
of the friars leaving the archipelago.
THE DAILY PIO
VOLUME I. NUMBER 162. BEMIDJL MINNESOTA. THURSDAY. OCTOBER 29, 1903.
Kansas City, Oct. 29-A heavily
loaded passenger train on the Sante
Fe was wrecked near Dean Lake, Mis
souri, this morning. Mrs. Booth
i Tucker, commander in chief of the
I Salvation Army in the 'United States,
I was instantly killed and Colc.ne! Hol
land in charge of the Salvation Army
rcolony at Amity, Colorado, was fatal-
Guanajato, Mex., Oct. 29.Great ex
citement was caused here during the
day by what looked like an attempt on
the life of President Diaz, who was
a guest of the state government dur
ing the festivities here.
The president, his staff and guests
were passing by the Oantador garden
in a street car when a man named
Elias Toscano approached and fired
five shots from a revolver at the car,
but fortunately the bullets did no
EXPRESS DRIVERS STRIKE.
About Four Hundred Men Walk Out
at St. Louis.
St. Louis, Oct. 29.Drivers of all
St. -Louis express companies to the
number of 400 went on strike during
the day because the demands of the
Pacific Express company's employes
for a wage increase of 10 per cent has
not been granted.
Policemen were on duty around the'
express company buildings at the Un
ion station, but there was no trouble i
of any kind and no express cars were
delayed as a result of the strike.
The express company officials say
they have arranged to fill the strikeis'
places at once and no delay in the j.
delivery and transportation of gooos
DRAGGED TO HIS DEATH.
Farmer's Team Becomes Frightened
and Runs Away.
Whitehall, Wis., Oct. 29. Dan
Schroeder, a prominent farmer near
here, met his death in a tragic man
He was driving to Whitehall with a
load of hay when the team became
frightened and ran away. Mr. Schroe
der held to the reins and was dragged
from the load and fell upon the whif
fletree. Here he was held firmly and
dragged behind the swiftly running
When the animals were stopped and
he was picked up it was found that
life was extinct. He was about sixty
eight years of age.
STARTS FOR ABYSSINIA.
United States Consul General Sails
Naples, Italy, Oct. 29.The United
States gunboat Machias, having on
board Consul General Skinner, who is
to visit Emperor Menelik at Adis
Abeba, the capital of Abyssinia, sailed
during the day for Beirut, Syria,!
where the Machias will visit the Unit
ed States flagship Brooklyn. Rear Ad
miral Cotton will provide Mr. Skin
ner with an escort of twenty marines.
The Machias will .then proceed to Port
Said and Jibutil, French Somaliland.
There Mr. Skinner will land and pro
ceed to ilarrar, where he will be met
by representatives of the emperor.
NATURAL GAS EXPLOSION.
One'Man Killed and Several Seriously
Fort Wayne, Ind., Oct. 29.An ex
plosion of natural gas at an oil well
just drilled by the National Oil com
pany of Lima, O., on Davis' farm near
Monroeville resulted in the serious
injury of three men, one of whom,
Charies Jackeway of Lima, O., died of
Preparation was being made to
shoot the well when a stiff wind blew
the heavy volume of gas escaping
from the well toward the engine,
where it was ignited.
ORDERED TO SAN DOMINGO.
Cruiser Baltimore Goes to Protect
Washington, Oct. 29.Acting Secre
tary of the Navy Darling has sent or
ders to the Norfolk navyyard for the
cruiser Baltimore to proceed forthwith
to -Puerto Plata, San Domingo, to look
after American interests at that block
aded port. It is expected the Balti
more will leave at once and she should
arrive at her destination by Tuesday.
Mrs. Booth Tucker Head of Salvation
Army Killed and Fifteen
LIFE OF PRESIDENT
Would-Be Assassin Fires Five Shots at President's Car.
None Are Effective
ly injured. Fifteen other passengers
were seriously injured, the injajcrity
perhaps fatally. A wrecking train
has arrived at \hi scene of tre dis
aster, which baffles all description,
and the injured are being tajtten care
of as fast a* possible. Several
physicians are in attendances A con
fusion of train orders was the cause
of the wreck.
Piklo Escanodon of the president's
stan rushed out of the car and
wrenched the revolver from the man's
gram and the police took Toscano to
prison. He has a bad criminal record
and (he was but recently released from
prisin at Graaditas, where ho had
servfed a term for homicide. One the
ory Is that Toscano was drunk and an
other that he deliberately planned to
shod the chief magistrate.
TOyt/N UNDER MARTIAL LAW.
General 8trike of Trades in Effect at
Bfaboa. Spain, Oct. 29.Martial law
has! been proclaimed here. All the
trades have joined a strike and 40,000
mem are affected. Railroad and street
car traffic has been suspended. Cav
alry I is protecting the gas works
against the strikers, whose persistent
efforts to stop any men from working
have led* to some rioting.
The rioters stoned carriages that ap
peared in the stree^p. The mob was
charged by the police and shots were
iired from both sides. Several per
sons were wounded.
Business on the bourse is suspended
and the strikers have prevented the
loading of vessels in the harbor. The
shops are closed and no newspapers
arc being published. Reinforcements
of troops are arriving.
FIVE STRIKERS KILLED.
Further Rioting Takes Place at Bil
Bilbao, Spain, Oct. 29.During fight
ing which took place in the streets
during the afternoon five strikers were
killed and a large number were
The troops are guarding the banks
and public buildings and are occupy
ing strategic points throughout the
city in order to prevent the massing
Assassin Still at Large.
London, Oct. 29.The search of the
police for the murdeter of Sagatel Sa
gaunt president of the Armenian rev
olutionary society in London, who was
shot and killed by an unknown assas
sin late Monday evening, has beeu fu
tile so far.
ANOTHER FIRE IN ABERDEEN.
Washington Town Again Suffers Great
Aberdeen, Wash.. Oct. 29.Aber-
deen, the scene a few days ago of a
$1,000,000 fire, was visited by another
conflagration during the morning. The
Commercial, Becker and Glasgow
blocks, the postofflce and Y. M. C. A.
building were completely destroyed.
There were no fatalities and the loss
has not been estimated.
SEVEN KILLED IN WRECK.
Southern Pacific Passenger and Work
Salt Lake City, Oct. 29.The second
section of the Chicago limited on the
Southern Pacific, eastbound, collided
with a work train two miles south of
Palisade during the evening.
.Seven section men were killed. Ten
passengers, also the engineer and fire
man of the limited, were injured.
OFFICIALS DENY THE STORY.
Seven Steel Workers Said to Have
Been Blown to Atoms.
Roby, Ind., Oct. 29.In a dynamite
explosion here Monday night it is
alleged that seven employes of the Illi
nois Steel company were blown to
atoms. The company officials deny
this but other persons contend that
the report is true. Strict guard has
been placed about the premises.
A I TCemyms LTXD t-axcu macie a new
world's record for a mile pacing to
wagon, making the time in 1:57^4,
two seconds better than the time of
1:59*4, which he made at the recent
meeting on the Lexington (Ky.) track.
Pltta'oucfi, Oct. 29.Allegheny was
quarantined during the .day to protect
the outside public from smallpox con
tagion. For several months Allegheny
has had many cases of smallpox, but
the authorities of the city were confi
dent of being able to control the dis
ease without resorting to extreme
measures. Dr. W. R. Dolt, quarantine
Officer at large of the state hoard of
health, in duo time investigated the
situation and on Oct. 19 notified Su
perintendent McLaughlin of the Alle
gheny health .bureau that the state
WANT BIG APPROPRIATIONS.
Many Congressmen Opposed to Eco
Washington, Oct. 29.Senator N. II.
Scott of West Virginia is strongly op
posed to the proposed economical pro
gramme to Be pursued by congress ac
cording to Speaker Cannon and the
"There is nothing in the condition
of the country that would suggest at
this time any curtailment In the neces
sary expenditures," said Senator Scott.
"Much of the talk we hear about cut
ting down the expenses of the govern
ment is apt to mislead people. This
government is growing and ii should
be understood that its expenses will
grow, too. You might as well talk of
using the same amount of cloth for a
suit of clothes for a man that was
used on a ton-year-old boy as to faiJ
of keeping our government expenses
down ton level where they wore when
the nation was younger.*'
Senator Scott is not the only ttian
who is in a complaining mood over
tho decision of the Republican lead
ers. Members of congress are sore
and many of them feel-'like overriding
their leaders. Tho belief is prevalent
that if they should decide to break out
of harness they can cause the admin
istration much trouble. It is agreed
that it will require much diplomacy
and tact, as well as probable force, to
keep the agitators for larger appropri.
SHIP SUBSIDY MEASURE.
Bill Will Not Be Presented at Coming
Washington. Oct. 29.On the au
thority of most prominent Republican
leaders of congress it is expected
there will be no ship-subsidy legislation
until after the presidential election.
The strong anti-subsidy faction among
Republicans is believed to be strong
enough by uniting with the Democrats
to prevent the passage of any bill such
as is desired by Senator Hanna and
his associates in ttte' Mubsidy piopo
The anti subsidy RpiliHean and
tho Democrats, in supporting their op
position to tho Hanna-Fryo proposi
tion, point, out. that the United States
form now only the second nation In
the world so far as merchant marine
is concerned and this lias beeon ac
complished without the aid of a sub
sidy. Great Britain is first. The total
I tonnage of the United States is now
I beyond the ,iO(i,0O mark, the high
est in its history.
FOR MONTANA JUDGE.
President Will Appoint Governor Hunt
of Porto Rico.
Washington, Oct. 29.It is under
stood to be the intention of the presi
dent to appoint Governor. William H.
Hunt of Porto Rico United States dis
trict judge of Montana to succeed
.Judge Hiram Knowles, who expects
to retire aomc^time during the ap
proaching winter or early next spring.
Judge Knowles was appointed to the
federal bench in 1890 and has an
nounced that he will avail himself of
his privilege, under the law, to retire.
Governor Hunt formerly occupied a
place ori th supreme bench of Mon
LITTAUER SEES ROOSEVELT.
Asks an Investigation of Army Glove
Washington, Oct, 29".Representa-
tive Littauer of New York and bis
counsel. .John G. Miibuni of Buffalo,
had an extended conference with Pres
ident Roosevelt during the day. At
lhe conclusion of the talk Mr. Lit
Inter declined to discuss his visit. It
known, however, that, he desires the
president to take up for consideration
the charges made against him last
mourner concerning ertain army glove
contracts based upon the merits of the
Minnesota Postoffice Robbed.
Pillager, Minn., Oct. 29 The post
office at this plate was broken into
during the night by unknown parties,
the safe blown open and $100 in silver
taken. In their haste the robbers over
looked $300 worth of stamps and a
number of registered packages.
WILL REMAIN IN MANCHURIA.
Russian Newspaper Outspoken on Far
St. Petersburg. Oct. 29A dispatch
from Port Arthur says the Novykirai,
a newspaper edited by a member of
Viceroy Alexfeff's stah, after reiterat
ing the assertion that "the Russian
troops will remain in Manchuria until
Far Eastern affairs are settled in ac
cordance with Russian views," pro
ceeds outspokenly to lecture the Jap
anese, necessarily with the approval
of the Russian censorship.
"Now." Bays the Novykirai, "is pre
cipely the proper moment for Russia
to establish a political equllbrlum in
tho East. The Jananeae have failed in
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
Doard had aeeideo. to quarantine^ tne
city unless within live days the Paws
regulating the control of contagious
diseases were enforced by the Alle
gheny bateau of health.
The time limit expired on Saturday
hut because of the appeals of promi
nent citizens it was extended. Alle
gheny councils, in special meeting on
Monday-, failed to take the steps
deemed necessary by the state board,
hence the radical action taken by that
body, Formosa Because tney on not under
stand how to colonize. The efforts of
the Japanese to obtain settlements in
Korea, having their own jurisdiction,
would lead to the subjection of the
Koreans and impair the sovereignty
ot Korean Japan has not attained
the status of a European state and
cannot tie entrusted with the rights of
the European pioneers of civilization.
On the contrary all that ran be toler
ated is the immigration of Japanese
Into Korea under control."
FIRE FIGHTERS BURNED.
Three Men Severely Injured in a De
structive Fire at New York.
Now York. Oct. 20.Twenty houses,
Including stores and private resi
dences were destroyed last night in a
lire that swept OVTJT two city blocks
in Klngsbi idgc at tho upper end of
The liatr.es were only checked when
lire reinforcements arrived from dis
tant sections of the city.
Two firemen and a member of tho
Klngsbriclgc military company who
aided the firemen wen- severely burn
ed and removed to a hospital.
The Kingsbridge betel, formerly a
famous madhouse, was destroyed. The
total property damage was about $150,-
THROUGH TO COAST.
Milwaukee to Construct Two Conti
Sioux City, Oct. 29.- The report is
again cm rent here that In the spring
the Milwaukee will commence the con
struction of one and possibly two
transcontinental lines One route sug
gested is from Chamberlain, S.
with San Francisco ns the ob'ectlvo
point, and the other is from' F.vaits,
with Seattle as the terminus.
A Sioux City man is credited with
having heard Chairman RoswePj MP
ler say recently: "We will haVta
trains running over our own tracks
to the Pacific coast within two years"
CLASS WORKERS ON
Ortimr Itsued Which Wilt A
Anderson, Ind., Oct. 29.The first
strike of workmen because of the alle
gation that machine made window
glass lias caused a decline In prices
for glass luth been ordered at tho fac
tory of the Union Window Class com
pany in this cjjy next Saturday morn
ing. Official notice to quit work was
given during the day by John Phillips,
Jr., of Pittsburg of the Window Class
Workers of America. A strike at Shir
ley will also be ordered.
Secretary of the Interior Approves
Rules for Logging.
Washington, Oct. 29.The secretary
of the Interior has approved the reg
ulations for the Cass Lake (Minn.)
timber tracts. All trees cut must bo
marked. All trees over sixteen feet
in length will be counted as two logs.
No tree can be cut that is not ten
inches in diameter.
BRIEF BITS OF NEWS.
Count I.amsdorf, the Russian foreign
minister, accompanied by a numerous
suite, has arrived in Paris.
The Duke Of Manchester has inti
mated his preparedness to negotiate
with his tenants for tho sale of his
Breeae .1. Stevens, a member of the
Wisconsin state board of university
regents, is dead at Madison from
Btomach trouble after fotir'months' ill
Rev. John O'Gorman of the Order of
the Fathers of the Holy Ghost has
been consecrated bishop at the Phila
delphia cathedral. His diocese will
he- in Sictni Leone, South Africa.
Eight hundred laborers, members of
the Laborers' Protective union of the
American Federation of Labor, have
n:i work at the St. Louis world's
fair in response to an order from un
James N. Hill, vice president of the
Great Northern, has resigned because
of ill health Great Northern directors
met in special session and elected
Urnls W. Hill vice president to fill
Former Congressman John E. Rus
sell is dead at his home in Leicester,
Mass., of heart disease. He was twice
the candidate of the Democratic party
for governor of Massachusetts but waa
defeated each time.
Condemned Murderer Reprieved.
Springfield, 111., Oct. 29.Governor
Yates has granted a reprieve until
Nov. 26 to James McCrea, colored, who
Is under sentence to be hanged at
Peoria next Friday for the murder of
Police Officer Murchy of that city. The
petition praying for the reprieve
states that new witnesses have been
found who will testify in McCrea's be