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Washington, Jan. 29.After routine
business the house -went into commit
tee of the whole, with Mr. Tawney
(Minn.) in the chair, and resumed
consideration of the urgent deficiency
Mr. Benny (N. J.), speaking in de
fense of Mr. Bryan, said he need not
feel hurt as he was in good company.
He quoted Senator Dolliver as hav
ing said at a banquet in Newark that
no man had a right to hiss the name
of W. J. Bryan. Mr. Benny said it is
the Republican party that is sick.
"They have not got Dr. Hanna to say
a word to help them out," he said
He would inscribe on the shaft to the
Republican party at its death that its
policies of "Let well enough alone,"
"Stand pat" and "We hold the ace"
killed it, with a postscript signed by
Hanna saying if the reporter had used
the word "edge" instead of "ace" they
would have been all right.
"You brag and blow here about the
great courage of the man who is now
president of the United States," said
Mr. Benny. "The man who is a cour
ageous man is a man who dares to do
right. The man who shoots a lion or
a Spaniard in the back does not neces
sarily have to be courageous."
The prophecy that to nominate Mr.
Roosevelt for vice president would
take him out of New York politics did
not come true. He said it was pro
posed to stop the use of carriages by
department officials and asked if any*
thing was done to stop the president
from using, a free train, declaring that
he had heard a free train was placed
at his disposal.
"Jadam" Bede Causes Laughter.
Mr. Bede (Minn.), who followed Mr.
Benny, began his remarks on the po
litical Question by statine that if the
RAISES A LAUGH
Invites Democrats to Disband and to
Make the Election of President
Democrats would agree to stop aDus
ing Mr. Cleveland he would agree to
have the Republicans stop abusing
Mr. Bryan, saying both are working in
the interest of the Republican party.
He created a ripple of laughter by
inviting the Democratic party to dis
Mr. Roosevelt, he declared, will be
triumphantly elected president and lie
asked the Democrats to make it unani
The only opposition to Mr. Roose
velt, he said, was a little bunch of
Populists down in Wall street. The
Democrats, he said, were without a
leader and he advised them to get
away from issues.
Mr. Bede entered upon a review of
the conditions existiug under Repub
lican rule, saying tk country could
return to the situation of 1893 by
disturbing present conditions.
He said the Democrats seem to fear
that wo are to have an empire, refer
ring to a statement made by Mr. Bry
an in his speech on I that question.
Empires, he said, had been driven
from this continent and our people
had .gone away out in I he Pacific and
had asked Queen Lil :o come off a
Referring to the Paiama question
he said every one waited done that
*which had been done. He said every
Democrat in the house vould vote for
the treaty if they had vote.
Mr. Bede convulsed le house with
laughter by stories wh|h he injected
by way of illustration,
In conclusion Mr.
tended an invitation to
de again ex
to join the
Not Guilty of Err szzlement.
St. Paul, Jan. 29.. hn R. Heino,
formerly cashier in th office of Col
lector of Customs Johr Peterson, who
Republic ns and elect
W have just competed our semi-annual
inventory, and on accoint of the unusually
large business done the past year we find a
large amount of remnart so hand.
Friday and Saturday we me designated as Remnant
Days. Our entire stock of emnants will be placed on
sale and a great reduction inprice. There will be Dress
Goods, Wash Goods Prints, Seeting, Lace, Embroideries,
Ribbon, Carpets and Oil Glott
Five hundred yards of 56 and 8 cent Outing Flannel
at 3 3-# cents a yard.
On hundred Men's FineHfinter Caps, worth from 75
cents to $1.25, for 50 cents ech.
Friday and Saturday \ill be the last day of our
I CARNATIONS W expet a shipment of Carnations
I Friday morning for McKinle Day.
THE DAILY PIONEE
nas been' on trial tor* a week on the
charge of embezzling $1,500, has been
acquitted by a jury in the federal
court. The Jury was out three hours.
It was charged that Heino had ab
stracted $1,500 from the money ship
ments to the sub-treasury at Chicago.
BIG STRIKE ENDED.
Pittsburg Builders and Employes Fi
nally Reach Agreement.
Pittsburg, Jan. 29.The lockout of
the building trades here, which has
been on for seventeen weeks, has been
settled and all workmen are priv
ileged to return to work immediately.
The settlement came with an agree
ment between the committee of master
plumbers and the journeymen, in
which the latter were worsted.
Oct. 1 the plumbers struck for $4.50
a day, an increase of 50 cents. This
strike was followed by sympathetic
strikes by members of the building
trades council, in all 2,900 men. In
retaliation the Builders' Exchange
league ordered a tieup of all building
operations controlled by them in the
city, throwing idle 10,000 men. Re
sumption of work then depended on
the calling off of all sympathetic
strikes and the return of the plumbers
at the old scale, with an eight-hour
All troubles are to be settled by
arbitration and the employers are
privileged to employ nonunion men.
Since the plumbers' strike was in
augurated the men have lost $750,000
in wages and the builders considerably
more than $1,000,000 in delayed and
canceled contracts. The building
operations suspended were valued at
SIX INDIANS DROWNED.
Boat Caught in a Whirlpool and Cap
Beals, Cal., Jan. 29.Six Indiam
and about $1,200 in gold have been
lost by the upsetting of a boat on the
Colorado river near the Indian reser
vation. The boat was caught in a
whirlpool and before the men who
were propelling it could get the craft
under control it was upset by the
others, who became panic-stricken.
IOWA MAN IS CHAMPION.
Frank A. Gotch Defeats Tom Jenkins
in a Wrestling Match.
Bellingham, Wash., Jan. 29.Frank
A. Gotch of Humboldt, la., won the
wrestling match last night with Tom
Jenkins of Cleveland for the cham
nionship of the world.
VOLUME 1. NUMBER 238. BEM1DJI, MINNESOTA., FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 1904. TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
RUSSIA'S REPLY READY
ANSWER TO JAPAN'S LAST NOTE
DRAWN UP AND SUBMITTED
FOR CZAR'S SANCTION.
DECISION REACHED CLOSELY GUARDED
BAID ON SEMI-OFFICIAL AUTHOR-
ITY THAT IT IS COUCHED
IN PACIFIC TERMS.
St. Petersburg, Jan. 29.-Russia's
reply to the last Japanese note prob
ably will be dispatched on Saturday,
Jan. 30. It is hinted senii-ofllcially
that the reply will be couched in pa
A special meeting of the council of
state, under the presidency of the
Grand Duke Alexis, considered the
subject for an hour and a half during
the day and reached conclusions
"Which will be drafted for submission
to the czar's final approval.
The nature of the conclusions
reached by the council is carefully
guarded, but semi-official assurances
were given that the subject was con
sidered in a pacific spirit and with a
determination to do all possible to
preserve peace and to successfully
terminate the negotiations.
REPLY ANXIOUSLY AWAITED.
Japan Will Declare War If Answer Is
Tokio, Jan. 29.It is anticipated
that the answer of Russia to Japan's
latest note will reach Tokio not later
than next Monday. Besides the inti
mation conveyed to Baron de Rosen,
the Russian minister at this capital,
that an early reply was desired, Min
ister Kurino, at St. Petersburg, called
on Foreign Minister Lamsdorff and
politely requested a response. Count
Lamsdorff promised that the reply of
his government would be delivered
within a few days. It is said that the
Russian imperial council will discuss
the questions involved before the czar
at once and If an immediate decision
is reached the note may arrive in To
kio on Saturday.
Russia's response is eagerly awaited
and if it should prove unsatisfactory
to Japan an immediate declaration of
war seems unavoidable. The Japan
ese, feel that the entire responsibility
fon the outcome rests with Russia.
Some doubt is expressed that Rus
sia properly appreciates the deter
mination and temper of the Japanese
people and it seems incredible tha
Baron de Rosen has failed to correct
ly inform the government at St. Pe
tersburg of the situation.
Japan is busy perfecting a financial
programme. The announced plan to
issue bonds and increase taxation
Meets With Popular Approval,
but some objections have been made
to the proposed method of procedure
as well as to the redemption plan. It
is said that the final details will be
Premier Katsura and the other
members of the Japanese cabinet en
tertained at dinner during the even
ing a number of prominent bankers
of the empire, who have gathered at
the capital to discuss the financial
situation and assist in the perfecting
of the government's programme. Later
the premier and cabinet will give a
dinner to a group of millionaire finan
ciers, and President Matsuwo of the
Bank of Japan will give a banquet to
the visiting bankers, at which Matsu
kata and Inoyou, former ministers of
finance, will deliver addresses.
The Marquis Ito, Matsukata and
General Yamagata, members of the
imperial household finance council,
had an audience with the emperor
I during the day, at which it was de
i cided that tie imperial household
I should subscribe to the government's
bonds should they be issued. It was
undecided, however, what amount
should be taken. This will make the
emperor a personal subscriber to the
The government is receiving many
offers for the bonds and it Is said that
the issue will be oversubscribed sev
BIG VICTORY FOR DR. AMES
Supreme Court Reverses the Decision of the Lower Court
and Gives the Famous Mayor
St. Paul, Jan. 29.The supreme court today reversed the decision of the district court in the
case against former Mayor A. A. Ames, of Minneapolis, for bribery.
The old man, whose white hairs have been so nearly brought to the grave, lias won a greater vic-
tory than his most sanguine thoughts had dared to frame. The court holds not only that the offense
charged in the indictment was not proved but that the indictment was not properly drawn.
This throws out the whole case and Mayor Ames will have to again be indicted before any/further
proceedings can be had against him.
Other indictments upon which he has not yet been tried are still hanging overhim but theyn.ro sub-
ject to the same defense as the one which has just been thrown out of court and it is not probable
that any action will be begun on them.
Duluth, Jan. 29.The Edward nines
Lumber company, operating at Du
luth, Ashland and Chicago, and the
heaviest, sawing firm in the North
west with possibly two or three ex
ceptions, has just closed an impor-1
tant sale of lumber, in fact, a very I
notable one. Thirteen million feet
have been sold to co to Eurone, Tha I
MANY JEWS WOUNDED.
Serious Disturbances Occur in Mo
Tangier, Morocco, Jan. 20.Morocco
City has been the scene of serious
disturbances in consequence of the
government's attempt to enforce the
circulation of new and unpopular cop
per coins, on which it placed an ar
tificial value and which It refused to
receive in payment of taxes. Business
was paralyzed, provisions being
scarce, and starvation was threatened.
A mob, therefore, rose and first at
tacked the Christian cemetery, lately
given by the sultan to the foreign mis
sions, burned down the gates, dese
crated the graves, exhumed the bod
ies, cut off their heads and paraded
the town with the heads stuck on
poles. "The rioters proceeded to the
Jewish quarter with the object of de
stroying it, but they found the gate
closed and strongly guarded. Th"
Tews were panic stricken until they
found that the protection of the au
thorities waa effective. Tho rabble
subsequently looted the jewelers'
Bhops, robbing and wounding many
Jews. T_ho~- governor attempted to
oneTI The disturbance, but he was
stoned, pursued and obliged to seek
refuge in the palace. The authorities
finally induced tho rioters to with
draw on the promise of the temporary
withdrawal of the obnoxious coinage.
CALLS MANY WITNESSES.
Export Testimony for Defense in the
Eldora, la., Jan. 2!).Tho defense in
the Blydenburgh murder trial occu
pied most of the day in the introduc
tion of expert testimony in an effort
to prove that evidence of arsenical
poisoning in the organs of the dead
woman might have been produced
from the embalming fluid used. Br.
Pageison of Iowa Falls testified thu'
it would be impossible to tell from an
examination after death whether the
arsenic found in the organs came
there from the embalming process or
prior to death.
Dr. Charles H. Hoffman of Des
Moines testified to the same thing.
He was followed by experts from Mar
shalltown, Grinnell and other points,
including Dr. E. W. Clarke of Iowa
The state claims to have scored a
victory in tho testimony of the* de
fendant's witnesses, it being alleged
that their evidence was contradictory
and will, therefore, not have weight
with th jury.
BRIEF BITS OF NEWS.
The Japanese government is buying
cattle in the Philippine Islands.
Mrs. Mary Treadway, friend and
companion of the lato Queen Victoria.
Is dead at her home in Chester, N. J.,
at the age of ninety-four.
The United Mine Workers' conven
tion at Indianapolis has voted $5,000
for the immediate relief of the fam
ilies of the 190 miners killed in the
Warwick mine explosion at Cheswick,
Over 1,500 additional coko ovens
were fired during tho past week and
the output Increased 8,000 tons. The
next week will see less than 5,000
idle ovens in the region and this num
ber, it is said, will be greatly reduced
^nfo \Trc'i 1-
A BIG SALE
Thirteen Million Feet of Lumber Sold
for Delivery at Liverpool,
timber ts now peing cut aoouc ien
miles from Superior, Wis., shipped
from there to Haywnrd, Wis., where
the company owns a mill, and then
will be shipped to Duluth. From Du
luth it will bo shipped next summer
to Ogdensburg, Can., from there will
go to Montreal and at Montreal will
be loaded for Liverpool.
BRINGING OP BODIES
REMAINS OF MAJORITY OF VIC-
TIMS OF HARWICK (PA.) DIS-
WORK GOING ON UNINTERRUPTEDLY
LARGE FORCE OF EXPERIENCED
MINERS IMPORTED TO AID
IN GRUESOME TASK.
Plttstmrg, Jan. 20.Tho number of
bodies rescued' from the Allegheny
Coal company's mines at noon totaled
ninety-live. About thirty moffc are at
the bottom of tho Khaft ready to he
brought up and probably fifty aro
still in the mine.
All night long the work of cleaning
up tho mine Itself was carried on,
Not for an Instant did tho inspectors
and the experts cease in the slow but
steady task of exploration. The left
heading of the south main level has
been thoroughly Inspected. The bod
ies there have all IK en recovered and
the work in the right head is now be
ing puShefd forward rapidly. A squad
of men were put to work during the
day digging graves for'the victims in
the plot of ground adjoining the Lu
theran cemetery half way between
here and Sprtngdals. It is in this plo*
that those miners who have no friends
able to bear the expense of a burial
will be interred.
A body of 125 experienced miners
arrived (luring the day from Monon
gahela City to assist in recovering
the bodies still lu .the mine". They at
once relieved the men who have been
working since Monday and are now
down in the mine.
LOSS PLACED AT $250,000.
Fire Destroys Fifteen Million Feet of
North Tonawanda, N. Y.. Jan. 29.
When the lire which swept the north
end of Tonawanda island was brought
under control 15,000,000 feet of lum
ber, valued at $250,000, had been de
stroyed. The loss is fully covered by
Insurance. The hr.iviest loser Is the
firm of White, Rider & Frost, whose
loss will amount to $225,000. Other
firms who suffered are W. W. Tyler &
Co. and the l^ee Lumber company.
The fire started In the White, Rider
& Frost company's yard shortly before
midnight and was not brought under
control until assistance came from
Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Lockport.
Mortally Wounded and Robbed.
San Jose, Cal., Jan. 29.D. A. Pohl
mann, treasurer of the Federated
Trades council of Santa Clara county,
was held up and robbed of $230 and a
gold watch shortly before midnight
and was then shot, perhaps fatally.
Pohlmann was returning from a meet
ing of the Federated Trades, where he
had collected the money.