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fO THE HAGU E COUR i
COLOMBIANS WILL PROPOSE SUB-
MISSION OF PANAMA QUES-
TION TO ARBITRATION.
STATEMENT OF CASE BEING PREPARED
WAYNE MACVEAGH ASSISTING CO-
LOMBIAN MINISTER IN GET.
TING UP DOCUMENT.
Washington, Dec. 12. General
Reyes, Dr. Herran and Wayne Mac
Veagh were in conference for some
time at the Colombian legation pre
paring a statement setting out the
Colombian position. Rumors are afloat
that, failing other means of settle
ment, the Colombians are trying to
secure a submission to The Hague
tribunal of the questions growing out
of the separation of Panama and that
this will appear in the statement.
It is the intention of the navy de
partment to increase its force in isth
mian waters by the addition of a tor
pedo boat destroyer, which will act
as a dispatch boat.
M. Bunau-Varilla, the minister from
Panama, called at the state depart
ment and had a lengthy conference
with Acting Secretary Loomis, the
nature of which he would not disclose.
When asked regarding the reported
attempt to create a division among
the members of the Panama Canal
company and its probable effect on
the ratification of the canal treaty by
the United States senate M. Bunau
Varilla said that while the matter is
completed so far as Panama is con
cerned it is advisable to move quickly
because delays tend to affect the
Imagination and so long as the thing
Is unsettled complications are likely
He declined to enter on a discussion
regarding any action which the Pan
ama Canal company may take.
WATCHING THE COLOMBIANS.
Several Scouting Parties Leave Pan
ama for the Border.
Panama, Dec. 12.Several of theLeading
Panaman scouting parties have al
ready left here and others will leave
Panama shortly to watch the move
ments of the Colombians. No reports
have yet been received from the par
ties in the field and there is no news
tending to confirm the report from La
Guayra of the landing of Colombian
troops at the mouth of the Atrato
A Panaman gunboat and a United
States gunboat have proceeded to
gether to David, near the western end
of the isthmus of Panama, for the pur
pose of giving the people of that dis
trict evidence of the fact that the
United States forces are co-operating
with those of Panama in maintaining
peace on the isthmus.
The principal work of a political
nature now occupying the attention of
the junta consists in preparations to
call a convention and to proceed with
the election of members of the house
of representatives, etc. Efforts are
being made to hold the convention
Feb. 3, three months after the dec
laration of the independence of Pan
ama. Pederico Boyd, who recently
went to the United States as a mem
ber of the special Panama commis
sion, has resumed his place on the
junta, Senor Bspinona, who was tem
porarily appointed a member of the
NOT REGARDED AS HOPELESS.
Colombians Believe Loss of Panama
Colon, Dec. 12.The French steam
er Fournel arrived here during the
day from Savanilla and Cartagena.
She was the first vessel to reach this
port since the decree closing those
ports to vessels to and from Colon
was canceled. The Fournel brought
passengers and malls. The authori
ties of the department of Bolivar are
still unreconciled to the loss of the
Isthmus, which they do not regard as
hopeless as they issued clearance pa
pers not for tne republic of Panama
but for "Colon, departmento de Pan
The Fournel's agent has received no
confirmation of the movements of
Colombian troops on the Atrato river,
but the passengers of the Fournel in
formed the correspondent of the As
sociated Press that the rumor was cur
rent at Cartagena that the cruiser Car
tagena about ten days ago embarked
at night over a thousand troops bound
for the gulf of Darien with the object
of constructing a road to Cauca. The
name of the commander of the expe
dition and t*ie faculties for carrying
out his purpose are not known, but
his task is regarded at Cartagena as
being hopelessly impossible and des
tined to certain failure owing to the
GLASS HEARS THE RUMOR.
Admiral Reports Landing of Colom
bians Near Panama Border.
Washington, Dec. 12. Secretary
Moody has received a cablegram from
Rear Admiral frlass saying a rumor
has reached Panama that a small body
of Colombian troops has landed on
Oolombian territory near the Panama
boundary with a view to marching
overland to the isthmus.
Rear Admiral Glass has been un
able to confirm tt.e rumor.
Information h:.., cached tho navy
tlepartment to the effect th tl i Co
lombian troops which wen snid to
have landed at ths mouti- of ihe At
rato river to marc! isthmus
have been withdrav-
Rio de Janeiro, Dec. 12.-The cham
ber of deputies has approved an
amendment to the budget bill author
izing the government to reduce up to
40 per cent duties on products from
countries admitting coffee from Brazil
free of duty.
Continued From Page 1.
vna. to copy a considerMe portion ot
another paper, the salt' copy to be ad
dressed to Mrs. Bennett. The papers
referred to are the sealed letter by
which Mr. Bryan and family were to
be given $50,000 by consent of Mrs.
Bennett, and a letter similar in pur
pose which Mr. Bryan produced in
The appeal says it was then the In
tention of Mr. Bryan and his wife that
only the sealed letter addressed to
Mrs. Eennett was to be brought to her
knowledge "and that was for the pur
pose of inducing her to permit Will
iam J. Bryan to get the $50,000."
It is also declared to have been the
intention of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan
Not to Make Public
the other paper addressed to Mr. Bry
an as "My j.ea Mr. Bryan," or to
have it brought to the knowledge of
Mrs. Eennett. The document continues:
"The writing.addressed to this ap
pellant, the wife of Mr. Bennett, did
not state the real and true arrange
ment which Mr. and Mrs. Bryan had
induced Mr. Bennett to enter into with
them. The fact that the children of
Mi. and Mrs. Bryan are to receive
$1G,000 of Mr. Bennett's money was
not stated, but, on the contrary, the
writing addressed to the widow ex
pressly stated that if William J. Bryan
for any reason is unwilling to receive
that sum for himself that he shall
distribute the $50,000 among educa
tional and charitable institutions,
while in truth and in fact and in law,
the letter addressed to Mr. Bryan con
stituted him a trustee for his wife and
children and the sum of $50,000, if re
ceived by Mr. Bryan, would belong to
his wife and children, all of which
Mr. Bryan and his wife well knew."
The several clauses to which objec
tion is taken and the sealed letter and
the letter to Mr. Bryan are declared
to have been prepared at Lincoln,
Neb., by Mr. Bryan and his wife, with
out the knowledge of Mrs. Bennett
and without the knowledge or pres
ence of any of Mr. Bennett's family
or business associates.
Allegations of undue influence are
made concerning all the clauses ap
SAYS MR. FAIR DIED FIRST.
Witness in Will Contest on
Paris, Dec. 12.Dr. Perriquet, con
sidered the leading witness in the Fair
will case, testified during the day be
fore Commissioner Eiser of New York.
He said he arrived on the scene an
hour after the automobile accident
and found both Charles L. Fair and
his wife dead. The body of Mr. Fair
was already rigid, but that of his wife
was not rigid, indicating that the for
mer died float. From the condition of
Mr. Fair's body the witness believed
his death was instantaneous. The
condition of Mrs. Fair's body indicated
that her death was not instantaneous.
Dr. Perriquet recited the case of a
woman who was murdered near the
scene of the accident. Her wounds,
which were in the head, were almost
identical with those of Mrs. Fair, the
victim living for many hours.
The witness further testified that
while he was unable to swear posi
tively whether Mr. Fair or Mrs. Fair
died first, yet his positive opinion was
that Mrs. Fair must have survived her
SHOW A LARGE INCREASE.
Building Statistics for November Com
pared With a Year Ago.
Shicago, Dec. 12.The Construction
Building statistics for November,
much to the surprise of the seers,
show an increase of 25 per cent over
the corresponding month a year ago.
Permits were taken out in twenty-one
of the principal cities of the country
for 6.282 'building. impjoveme.nts.
TTTT,? T. W
Bemldji and Fosston banks and
Merchants Bank of Crookston.
Shadowed by Two.
First TrusteeDon't you think we ought to raise the preacher's
Second TrusteeNo he's too conscientious now. If we give
him more money he'll preach longer sermons.
J. E. MULLIGAN
U. S. Deputy Government Surveyor
Ileadduarters at Beaudette, Minn.
Mulligan & Cornwall
LOCATIONS ON RED LAKE RESERVATION A SPEC ALTY
AND GUARANTEED AS DESCRIBED
General Banking Business.
A our $2.50 and $3 Sweaters $1.9 8
$3.50 and $4 Sweaters $2.50 S
Wool Under and Overskirts at greatly reduced prices
Ladies' and Children's Wool and Silk Mittens and
Gol Gloves in endless variety.
Our Xmas China and Crockery, Toys and Notions are 4
open for your inspection. Come in and look 9.
them over. 2
E. H. COKNWALL
Headquarters at Bemidji, Minn-
COEEECT PLATS OF
ALL RESERVATION LANDS
WANTED A job as grocery
clerk. Two years' experience.
Apply at Pioneer office.
WANTEDGirls to learn to set
type. Good wages. A rare
opportunity to learn a useful
trade and make a living at the
same time. Apply at Pioneer
WANTED Young men and
women, learn telegraphy at
home. Good salaries, positions
permanent. Complete instruc
tions, instruments furnished.
Particulars by mail. Home
Study Co., Station C, Box 443,
Los Angeles, Cal.
WANTEDTo fill your wants.
Nothing does it like a Pioneer
WANTEDLady agents, best
selling skin food made 66 per
cent commission agents make
$7 to $12 a day. Send 50 cents
for full size box and terms.
Yates Manufacturing Co.,Hud-
FOR SALEOne good team and
harness, taken on foreclosure,
snap, see team at A. M. Bag
FOR SALETwo thousand cords of
16-inch wood. Wes Wright.
FOR SALEOne black standard
bred 4 year old gelding. In
quire at this office.
FOR SALEA good clean stock
of dry goods invoice about
$8,000 located at Fort Dodge,
Iowa. Address L. L.Lostutter.
FOR SALEFruit and confec
tionery business in Bemidji.
Good reasons for selling. Price
$1400 700 will handle bus
iness. Inquire at this office.
FOR SALE One four-boiler,
three reduction feed mill, one
No. 7 Bowsher corn mill, three
elevators complete and belting.
Address to Albert Groenke,
New Germany, Minn.
FOR RENTNicely furnished
rooms electric lights modern
conveniences. Malzahn Block,
over barber shop.
Embalmer and Undertaker
LOSTOne red enameled watch
and blue and white bead fob:
between school house and post
office. Finder return to this
office and receive reward.
ing a specialty. Mrs. Hen
drickson. Malzahn Block.
TO TRADETwo teams, har
ness, wagons and sleighs for
cordwood. Wes Wright, City
REAL ESTATE and MARKETS
(Furnished by Beltrami County Abstract Co.),
Pillsbury Bros, to S. D. Works, 1.040*
acres. 147-31 53.1*)
Chas. Nangle to Chas. Knopke, lot 10,
block 2, Bailey's addition 290
Minneapolis, Dec. 11.WheatDec,
79%c May, 81%@,81%c July, 81%c.
On trackNo. 1 hard, 82%c No. 1
Northern, 81%c No. 2 Northern,
79% No. 3 Northern, 72@76%c
St. Paul Union Stock Yards.
St. Paul, Dec. 11.CattleGood to
choice steers, $3.70(5)5.00 common to
fair, $firstname.lastname@example.org good to choice cows
and heifers, $email@example.com veals, $2.00
@4.00. Hogs$4.15 4.50. Sheep
Good to choice yearling wethers, $3.50
(5)4.00 good to choice lambs, $4.50
Duluth Wheat and Flax.
Duluth, Dec. 11.WheatTo arrive
No. 1 hard, Sl^c No. 1 Northern,
79%c No. 2 Northern, 77%c. On track
No. 1 Northern, 79%c No. 2 North
No. 3 spring, 74%c Dec,
79c May, 81%@81%c. FlaxIn store,
on track, to arrive and Dec, 96%c
May, $1.00% July, $1.01.
Chicago Union Stock Yards.
Chicago, Dec. 11.CattleGood to
prime steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org poor to me
dium, $email@example.com stockers and feed
ers, $firstname.lastname@example.org cows, $1.8D@3.90
heifers, $email@example.com calves, $2.003
5.75. HogsMixed and butchers, $4.3D
@4.65 good to choice heavy, $4.5.r.(5
4.62%: rough heavy, $4.30 4.50
light, $firstname.lastname@example.org. SheepGood to
choice wethers, $email@example.com Western
sheep, $firstname.lastname@example.org native lambs,
$email@example.com Western, $firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chicago Grain and Provisions.
Chicago, Dec. 11.Wheat Dec
79%c old, T9%c May, 81%c July,
77%c. CornDec, 42%c Jan., 417sc
May, 43%@43%c OatsDec, 84%c
May, 36%c July, 34c. PorkJan.,
$11.32% May, $11.87%. FlaxCash,
Northwestern, 98%.c Southwestern,
92c Dec, 92c May, 98c Butter
Creameries, 16@25c dairies, 14@21c
12ig)13c chickens, 9c springs, 9%c
We have unloaded several
cars of the Finest Line of
Furniture ever shown in
Bemidji. Three floors full.
Nothing finer for Christmas
Gifts. Come in and see it
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