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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 199.
ASSERTS REPUBLICAN VICTORY
CERTAIN ON PRESENT PRIN-
CIPLES AND POLICIES.
NATIONAL COMMITTEE IS IN SESSION
EVERY STATE AND TERRITORY
REPRESENTED BY REGULAR
MEMBER OR PROXY.
Washington, Dec. 12.The Repub
lican national cqnimittee began its
Initial meeting preparatory to che
presidential campaign of 1904 at the
Arlington hotel at noon. The com
mittee, which was called to order by
Chairman M. A. Hanna, represented
every state and territory, either by
the regular member or proxy, except
When Senator Hanna called the
meeting to order he was greeted with
a round of applause. He expressed
briefly his thanks to the committee
for the work in the campaign of liJOO,
"I desire to improve this opportu-1 publicans, ready to support the prin-
nity to thank the members of this
committee for their hearty and loyal
co-operation in the campaign of 1900,
for which service they were chosen by
the convention heid in that year.
"From a personal standpoint it is a
pleasure to me to make this acknowl
edgment of unanimous and able sup
port on the part of this committee in
that campaign. Those of you who
may be unfortunate enough to be
chosen again will have had that ex
Hanna Says "Stand Pat."
"All of interest to the Republican
party that centers in this meeting can
be told in one word, that is 'success.'
And all that is necessary to bring
about that result is to stand pat upon
the principles and policies of that
This statement was greeted with
Fifty pairs of Ladies' Shoes,v
some hand turned, som
Goodyear welt, good assort
ment of sizes and widths
price stamped on bottom
$3, $3.50 and $4 our special
price this week $2.69 a pair
Ladies' Walking Skirts.
A nice as-
Walking Skirts in
of 25 per cent from regular
A tribute was paid to the late George
Wiswell of Milwaukee, sergeant-at
arrns of the committee.
Perry S. Heath, the secretary, read
a call of the meeting stating its pur
pose.! A number of communications
were then presented, including one of
the National Republican league, ask
ing for opportunity to be heard on the
question of some plan of co-operation
between the league and the national
committee. In the last campaign the
league was supplied with funds and
literature and this plan is favored
General Brayton of Rhode Island
announced that while he had intended
to present a resolution regarding the
basis of membership to the national
convention he had, since arriving in
Washington, been informed that it
would be inopportune to bring up the
question at this time and he should
not do so. This statement was ap
plauded by the committee.
Both Chicago and St. Louis, rival
citia for the convention, are main
taining headquarters in the hotel.
Committee Calls on President.
At 2:30 o'clock the committee as
sembled at the hotel and proceeded
to the White House. After waiting a
few minutes in the Green parlor the
president entered and was heartily
greeted by the committee. Chairman
Hanna said as he took Mr. Roosevelt's
"Mr. President: I have the honor
to present en masse the members of
the Republican national committee. In
my experience with this body of men
I have found them all true, loyal ile-
ciples of the Republican party at all
President Roosevelt replied:
"Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen: It
is a peculiar pleasure to me to greet
here the men to whom not merely the
party, but the country, has owed so
much in the immediate past and the
men to whom both party and country
will owe so much in the immediate fu-
This sentiment was applauded by
He then passed around the room and
shook the hand of each member, after
which a photograph of the committee
was taken on the portico of the White
House with the president and Senator
Hanna in the center.
Daniel C. Gilman has been re-elect
ed president of the National Civil
Service Reform association.
Thursday, Friday and
want you to see our stock of Christmas Goods.
It is^the finest in town, and we are going to make it an
inducement for you to look it over whether you buy or
not, by offering extraordinary bargains in staple mer-
chandise Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Men's Heavy Ribbed Shirts
and Drawers, our regular
price $1, now
79c a garment
One 1o of
Men's Heavy Jggpffl
Wool Under-^\h. \J
drawers), our k,. i
regular $1.-50 t^'fl
garment for 98c each
Ten pieces of 10c Outing,
light and dark patterns,
7 l-4c a yard
Eight pieces of 36 inch Flan
nelette, the L5c quality,
10c a vard
One lot of Ladies' Coats,
good assortment of sizes and
1-3 off from marked price
Men's ami Roy's Suits and
1-4 off from regular price
Astoria, Ore., Dec. 12.Seven Jap
anese are missing from the Oriental
liner Indravella and speculation is
rife as to their fate. When the vessel
left Portland she had nineteen Japan
ese on board, eighteen being deport
ed for irregularities in their papers
and one for contagious diseasa.
Negro Murderer Executed.
Peoria, 111., Dec. 12.John McCrea,
the colored murderer of Detective
William Murphy, was hanged during
the morning. The drop fell at 9:04.
McCrea walked to the scaffold with
out assistance and died protesting his
innocence. He was game to the last.
His neck was broken* by the fall and
he was pronounced dead in fonr and a
Admits Abuses in German Army.
Berlin, Dec. 12.In the reichstag
during the day War Minister von
Einem entered earnestly into the
charges of brutality and immorality
brought against German army officers
without attempting to exculpate them.
He admitted there had been abuses
and declared the army administration
was determined to correct them so
far as possible.
Two Men Fatally Injured.
Marshalltown, la., Dec. 12.An ex
plosion- of dynamite fatally injured
Joseph Mixner of Owatonna, Minn.,
and H. McDonald, employes of tttg
American Telephone and Telegraph
company, near Haverhill. The dyna
mite was being used blasting holes for
poles on the line from Waterloo to
Envelopes, o,000 No. 1 Rag
Stock 6 1-2 Envelopes, our
regular 10c goods at
5c a package of 24
Thread, Coats 200 yard Cot
ton and Belding [30 yard silk,
six spools for 25
Lyons' Tooth Powder, per
Witch Hazel per bottle 15c
Frostella per bottle 15c
CuticuiM Soap per cake 19c
Adamantine Pins 1c a paper
10 Crepe Paper 7c a roll
Belding Bros.' Skein Silk
three tor 10c
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1903.
LEAP INT O
Rather Than Be Deported From America
Japs Take Desperate
5c a paper
5c Sew i 4c a paper
Fancy Crochet Cotton
.4c a baB
Ice Wool 10c per ball
At isrooktiold the steamship was
compelled to come to anchor and the
men escarped during the night.
They jumped into the river and
started to swim for shore, 100 yards
distant. The water was icy cold and
whether all reached land safely is
RANCH OWNERS INDICTED.
Nebraskans Accused of Fencing in discussed, as a result of which it
Public Lands. seems likely that Secretary Root will
Omaha, Dec. 12.Twenty-two in-1 modify his view and. in the interest
dictments have been returned by the of fairness to General MacArthur, call
United States grand jury. i upon him for an explanation upon his
One is against former State Senator arrival in the United States the latter
Elliott Lowe, charging him with at-1 part of this month,
tempting to bribe Senator C. H. Diet
rich in connection with a post office
appointment. Ten are against ranch
men, charging illegal fencing of gov
ernment lands, and the rest are of a
Seven hundred ranchmen are said
to have fenced in 6.000.000 uc
cSSskk Mm* ^toE*^
Yo\irs to s\iit 3 9
ROOT WILL TAKE NO ACTION.'
MacArthur's Dcnial^of Honolulu Inter
Washington, Dec, 12.The state
ments attributed to General Mae-Ar
thur in dispatches from Honolulu in
which he is alleged to have predicts I
war in the immediate future between
the United States and Germany have
come to the notice of Secretary RoM
In an interview with the Associated
Press representative the secretary
said the only information he had on
the subject was what he had seen in
the papers. He did not regard it as
a ease calling for action by him, inn s
much as the dispatch quoted CJeneral
MacArthur as saying that the state
ments in Colonel Jones' report to Gov
ernor Caiter .lid not correctly repre
sent his views in any particular and
utterly misrepresented them in some.
Secretary Root made the assertion
that remarks of this character deliv
ered in private conversation woul
not necessarily shield an ottieer from
the requirement of an explanation,
but he says that General MacArthur's
denial carries with it the weight of
an explanation. He therefore would
take no action in the matter.
At the meeting of the cabinet later
in the day it is said the matter was
Burgla'r Shot and Killed.
Newton. la., Dec. 12.Lars Lunds,
claiming St. Paul as his home, waa
shot and killed as he was in the act
of burglarizing the home of Henry
Held. Several shots were fired. Luuda
lived one hour.
That's what is bothering your heads at present. Well, come
to our store and make your selection from the finest line of
Diamonds, Watches, Clocks,
Silverware, Cut Glass- Jewelry
Displayed in the City.
Our line of Silverware is the finest in the city. $
Everything you can think of in that line at prices to suit your pocketbook.
A complete line of DRESDEN and ABSBURG CHINA imported direct from
Europe to this citv at 25 PER CENT OFF.
v^"" Toilet Sets, Pocketbooks, Statuary
Novelties, Musical Instruments Galore
Souvenir China and De Witt's E. Willa Ware just received.
A fine line of Eight Day Mantel Clocks and Novel
Alarms and One Day Clocks at Holiday Prices.
Every article that you want engraved will be done free of charge if article
is bought here.
SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO
Fine Watch, Clock and Jewelry Repairing.
E W E I E
BEMIDJI, MINN., Next door to First National Bank
TEN GENTB PER WEEK.
BENNETT WILL CASE
WiDOW APPEALS FROM DECISION
APPOINTING MR. BRYAN EX-
ECUTOR AND TRUSTEE.
BEQUEST TOTHE BRYANS CONTESTED
CHARGED THAT SEALED LETTER
WAS SIGNED BY DECEASED
New Haven. Conn., I)
sel for Mrs. Bennett, widow of Pbilo
S. Ron net t. has filed a long statement
of the reasons for the appeal recently
taken from the decision of Probate
Judge Cleaveland in relation to Mr.
Rennet t's will.
In the formal notice of appeal it
was briefly announced that objection
won in no laKen ro mi or rne bequests
In the will providing for triwt fund.
for educational purposes to be admin
istered by Mr. and Mrs.- William J.
Rryan and also to the appointment ef
Mr, Bryan as executor and trustee.
That statement was elaborate! In the
document hist filed, which, after re
penting the clauses of the will to
which objection is taken, says, in ef
feet. that Mr. and Mrs. Bryan induced
and persuaded Mr. Bennett to sign a
miner addressed to WJLUayi J. Rryan
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