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Washington, March 3.A panic was
caused today in the mail and record division of the adjutant general's office by the crazy manipulations of a revolver in the hands of Wm. J. O'Brien. O'Brien has for some time been receiving treatments in So. Eliza .beth's insane asylum but was recently discharged as cured. This morning he entered the mail and record divi- BURIED INTHE RUINS FROM THIRTY TO FIFTY MEN CAUGHT IN COLLAPSE OF A NEW YORK BUILDING. BURSTING BOILER.CAUSES ACCIDENT 8TRUCTURE WAG IN COURSE OF ERECTION AND VICTIMS ARE ALL WORKMEN. New York, March 3.Following an explosion of a hoisting engine in the Darlington, a nine-story apartment house now in course of construction at the corner of Forty-sixth street and Sixth avenue,"^hat entire building col lapsed, carrying down anywhere from thirty to fifty workmen, many of whom were killed outright. In falling the Darlington building ruined ten of the twelve stories of the rear portion of the Patterson hotel, which adjoined on the rear, one woman guest being dan gerously Injured, while a waiter and a kitchen helper were buried under the debris. Several bodies were soon after, re- Friday and Saturday Men's $1 and $1.25 Flannel Shirts for 79 cents. OLD SOLDIER RUNS AMUCK Opens Fire at Random in an Office Crowded With Gov ernment Clerks. sion of the adjutant general's office and opened lire at random with a re volver. He fired several shots but only two took effect. Robert Man ning, a messenger, was shot in the back and is seriously wounded and Arthur Wicker, a clerk, is shot in the left arm. O'Brien was promptly taken in custody. The man is a discharged United States soldier and it is thought that his reason again failed him. moved 'from the ruins of the Darlington and the salvage corps of the fire de partment began to tear down the rem nants of the westerly wall of the Dar lington. As they did so screams were heard from under the wooden side walk and Rev. Father McGinnity went down under the debris and through the spaces there gave final absolution. The building was intended for ar. apartment hotel. It had been built up and inclosed for about six stories and the frame work had gone higher. Men swarmed about the upper part of the structure and many were at work on the inside. Explosion Heard for Blocks. The boiler used to supply power to the hoisting machinery exploded about an hour after the men returned to work from lunch. The explosion weakened the lower supports of the building and the whole pile of iron, brick and stone collapsed. The noise of the explosion and the collapse of the building was heard for blocks around. Great crowds ran to the scene. Fortunately the ruins did not catch fire immediately and the work of rescue was begun at once. There was sufficient warning of the Impending crash to enable those on the lower floors to escape. So com plete was the collapse that the top of the pile of debris was level with what had been the second story. Several of the injured who have been removed to the hospitals are re ported as being in a critical condi tion. Foreman Halpin, in charge of the work on the building, was arrested soon after, the building collapsed. He Copyright 1903. by David Adler & Son Qoihing Co. IFfittingappreciate you fine appearing and perfect clotheswe want to see you before you buy your Spring Suit this season. Here is a group of Adlern Suitssingle and double breasted. What do you think of them? We can show you all the newest patterns of the season. SPRING HOSIERY. TRIPLE We have received a com- IVENOSrl A MAKE pleteline of Ladies'. Child- jjfocRCaf ren's, Misses', Boys' and Men's Black Cat hosiery. KNtt *LfAraR STOCKING"/ BLACK CAT BRA*D 1 3EMIDJX MINNESOTA. Chicago-Rockford Hosiery Co. KENOSHA, WIS. oenevesf mat at least twenty men ait still in the ruius, but he says he heard no expfosion. THREE DEAD AND TWO DYING. Result of a Debauch Among a Party of Soldiers. New London, Conn., March 3.Tihree dead and t\*p dying at Fort Terry, Plum island, at the eastern entrance to Long Island sound, is the result of a debauch among a party of sol diers from the One Hundred and Twenty-fifth company of coast artil lery, U. S. A. The men were poisoned by drinking wood alcohol. The dead men are Corporal- O'Brien, Privates O'Connor and Reynolds. It is said the men broke into the barbershop Monday night and, secur ing a bottle of wood alcohol, drank its contents. HELD UP NIGHT CLERK. Three Masked Men Rob Salvation Army Lodgingroom. Minneapolis, March 3.Three men, masked and armed with revolvers, held up Charles Larson, night clerk in the Salvation Army lodgingroom in this city early in the' morning, secur ing $31 from Larson and $7 from the till. The three men entered the room where Larson was seated behind the desk. While one kept the revolver on Larson the other two went through his pockets and the cash drawer. They backed out of the room and disappeared before the police were no tilled. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BILL. House Considers Measure in Commit tee of the Whole. Washington, March 3.The house resumed consideration of the District of Columbia appropriation bill in com mittee of the whole, with Mr. Law rence Mass.) in the chair. Sentenced to Be Electrocuted. New York, March 3.Emil Totter man, convicted of murder in the first I degree for killing Sarah Martin In a James Slip hotel on Dec. 20, has been sentenced to electrocution at Sing Sing prison in the week beginning April 18. Ther crime attracted wide attention on account of its resem blance in details to the noted "Ripper" murders of London. Kansas City Strike Spreading. Kansas City, March 3.Drivers of baggage wagons of some of the local transfer companies went out during the day without warning to "their em ployers and joined the 400 truck driv ers who struck Tuesday. There is a possibility that all union drivers in tho city, numbering 3,000, may also go out in sympathy with the truck drivers. Tne senate committee on interocean lc canals has agreed to report the nominations of the Panama canal com mission with a favorable recommenda tion MEN'S CLOTHING. LADIES' READY-TO-WEAR GARMENTS. GIRLS' COATS. We have a fair selection of Girls' Coats, all new winter styles, that we are offering at a discount of 33 1-3 per cent off from the Regvilatr Price. LADIES' UNDERWEAR. We carry a com plete line of Munsing Underwear for Ladies. Union and two-piece suits. W believe there is nothing better made for the price. The Bemidji Daily Pioneer VOLUME 1. NUMBER 267. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 1904. TEN CENTS PER WEEK. JAPS CHANGE PLANS LAND INVESTMENT OF PORT AR- THUR WILL NOT BEGIN FOR ABQUT TWO WEEKS. SUPPLIES TO BE AT ONCE CUT OFF FORTNIGHT'S PRIVATIONS WILL RENDER FINAL ASSAULT MUCH EASIER. Washington, March 3.The landing In force of the Japanese on the I.lao tung peninsula and the beginning of the land investment of Port Arthur will not begin for a fortnight, accord ing to advices received here from what are believed to be reliable sources. It was expected that the attack upon the fortress would take place at once, but these later advices, without ex plaining tho reason for the delay, Show that there has been a change in the original plans. Army officers hero think that the Japanese have decided that with the railroad connecting Port Arthur with the outside world cut. thus preventing supplies from reach ing the place, two weeks' privation will render the final assault easier. Moreover, as Port Arthur can be safely left as it is for the time being the Japanese troops may bo employed Instead in Northern Korea and near the Yalu river, where they are now most needed. JAPANESE ADVANCE BEGINS. Immense Army Moving Towards the Yalu River. Tokio, March 3.The general staff has taken to the field and Japan is ready to strike. The advance of the Japanese is expected to begin almost Immediately. All Japanese troops at Chemulpo and Seoul left for the front Sunday. This means that an immense army has marched northward toward Ping yang. Now that the Japanese advance ac tually has begun it is no secret that for two weeks transports have been landing troops in laige numbers at Hwangju, LO O miles up the Korean, coast, above Chemulpo. Hwangju is only thirty miles from Pingyang and 100 miles from Wijtr. Pingyang is easily reached through level country. It is believed that strong Jap anese- force also has been landed at Kasan, half way between Chinnampo and VViju. Japan has 120.000 trnona north of Friday and Saturday Men's $1 and $T725 Underwear for 79 cents. ~A :Zfr MEN'S FINE UNDERWEAR. We want the gentle- men to come in Friday or .Saturday and see oni- new line of Spring Shirts, Hats and Ties. seoui. racing iTfo \ai\i. rha Kuksh'ans tti...'. iw fane- M\ the north baas, at t-b* river and cavalry si outs are working south of it. it is believed that the Japanese army's llrst move will be to drive the Russians back from the Yalu. Reports issued from the Japanese war office state that the Russian cav alry lias been defeated neat- Anju and Pingyang and that consequently resi dents of that part of Korea are work big as usual. By agreement with the emperor of Korea Japan will build a military i road from Seoul to Wiju. Engineers and surveyors are already mapping the route. CROSS THE YALU RIVER. Twenty-five Thousand Russians Oc cupy Strategic Points. Newchwang, March 3.Twenty-tlve thousand Russian cavalry, inclusive of Cossacks, mounted Infantry and ar tillory, have crossed the Yalu river and are now distributed at strategic points between Wiju, Sakjti and Foncho.n. Along tho many roads. acJJtng gener ally as scouts or outposts, there are several thousand more troops. It is believed that any advance the Japanese may attempt to make look lug to the invasion of the Yalu district will be repulsed, so thorough have been the Russian preparations in Northern Korea. Antung and Wiju have been fortified extensively with high powered arti! lery and both sides of I he river hm been considered carefully, in view ol a possible attack from that Quartan From Antung to Lfaoyan Russia! forces are prepared to strengthen tin army along the Yalu and In Northern Korea or check any advance by tin Japanese toward Mukden from the sea SIGNALED TO THE JAPS. Twenty Chinese Arrested by Russians at Port Arthur. St. Petersburg, March 3.According to a special dispatch from Port Arthur twenty Chinese have been arrested there'for signaling to the Japanese ships from tho shore with flashlights, and lanterns. A warning has been issued that similar offenders will hi re alter be treated as spies sh'ot Although it is denied that the pres ent plans of the admlraltj contemplate the dispatch of either the Itlack sea or Baltic fleets to the Far Fast ll Is be yond Question that both aie Wdng pro pared with the greatest haste to meet any emergency that may arise. Gen eral Altvater. the artillery spoelalb/tT, and Admiral Voi'khosky have been In specting the ships and crews of the Black sen fleet. Work on the warships is bedim pushed night and day. ATTACKS BY AMERICAN PAPERS. Russian Ambassador Confers With Secretary Hay. Washington, March 3An impor tant conference lasting more than an hour occurred during: the day between Secretary Hay and Count. Casslul. the Russian ambassador. The growing 111 feeling in Russia against Amorl cans and the continued attacks of eer tain parts of the American press against Russia was the main subject discussed. Count Casslni said he was very anxious for the Russian and American nations to remain friendly and ho deep ly deplored the attacks upon Russia by. American papers the motive tor which his countrymen could not under stand and which seemed to him with out just, cause. He said that he would like to see tho attacks cease, INVASION OF MANCHURIA. Small Force of Japs Lands in North ern Korea. St. Petersburg, March 3A dispatch from Vladivostock says that, according to private reports there, three Japan ose detachments of 800 men each re cently landed at Cbiungehan, Korea, about 130 miles north of Wonsan, with the supposed objeel of reaching tlo valley ol the Tumen river and Lb real enlng Hunchun, Manchuria, nine miles north of the Korean boundary and about eight miles SKfiat of Vladlvos tock. A fleet of ten Japanese warships was recently sighted on the horizon off Vladivostock. They were beJiuyod to bo reserve VCHSHM. no! powerful enough to blockade Vla^iyosTock or endanger the Russian first class cruis ers, whose base is that port. SPEECH BY PREMIER BALFOUR. Refers to Probability of Great Britain Having to Fight. London, March In the course ol a discussion of the naval estimate, in the house of commons Premier Hal four, while admitting the magnitude of the estimates, said the house- should not only consider tne amount but should watch the general European and Asiatic situation, which alone could justify what the country ought to expend The country should not lose sight, of the possibility of war be tween Great Britain and the two great maritime powers which could hardly end without great losses to both th' enemy and Great Britain, In which event other navies would be Intai and In a maritime position which they did not now hold. JAP GUARD SHOOTS A SPY. Suspect Jumps From Transport Into Sea to Escape. Now York, Mftrch 3.Many alleged sples.have l*?e*ri Identified and Impris oned in the Japanese seaports during the past three weeks, according to'a World dispatch from Nagasaki. One masked as a coolie was foun I on board the transport Gambu Mani as she was leaving port filled with soldiers. Be fore he could be taken he jumped over board. When he arose and was swim ming away the ship's guard shot him lo death. WAR MAY INVOLVE CHINA. Troops Moving and Warships Getting in Trim. Shanghai. March 3.Confidence is gTowing that the war will shortly in volve China. Troops and money are Bteadlly being drafted northwards. The principal arsenals and powder mills are working continuously. The viceroy is directing the land mobiliza tion at Kaiugviu and at the,same time iat lie had repeatedly violated law-, governing polygamy since Institute mid |iii\ way in Chicago lied laii MAKES GRAVE ADMISSIONS PORT ARTHUR TAKEN. rUimor in Circulation In British House of Commons. London. March A rumor was cir culated la the lobby of the house of commons during the day that Port Ar thur had fallen. Tho origin of the ru mor could not be traced and no cou th mat Ion whatever was obtainable. President of Mormon Church Acknowledges Repeated Vio lations of the Law. PANAMA CANAL TITLE UNITED STATES WILL BE IN POS- SESSION OF THE PROPERTY WITHIN THIRTY DAYS. Washington, March 3. A conclusion of the negotiations for the title to the Panama canal property Is In sight Within thirty days, perhaps In short er time, the United States will he in lull possesion of i In1 This Washington, D. March.'!.- The manifesto of 1890. Smoot investigation today brought out habitation with plural wives almos constantly since th at date. In view a most sensational confession from ,,f previou property ana t!m iiiene) consideration will have been paid in ini:h the republic of Pan ama and to th m-w Panama Canal company. Attorney General Knox had a con ference during the day with the pros! den) ai which the whole subject, so far as ilu- legal phases id' it are con corned wm considered and decided. At ihe conclusion of iiii) conference DR. BOLKCOM IS COMING *mw Pale Weak Women. Why urn there so many semi invalid A.iiiiienV Simply because their eases ue neglected or uol under-tood. -S member of [he human family is so neglected as woman, and 50 per cul of unmarried, per cent, of the mnrrled women are suffering from some Form female trouble How IlialiV of yoll have Ix-en treated for dyspjepslu, palpitation of the heart, rtmiraigia chronic cough constipation. turning urine, back ache, etc., with nilv temporary relief? in !i'. per cent, of such cases the trimlde Is with the wonib and its ap pendages, and tie- oilier organs are iffccted through the rcthv nervous -in. Do not be discouraged, no matter how had your ease. Kvery case of ml (tin ii permanently cored, vVTfy L-o on dragging ii a miserable existence when health (all there is to this Ufe) Is within your reach? Take Care of the Eyes. Weak eyes, sore eyes, watery eyes. ini| cross eyes. Intt.imed lids and -ilaraifs cured. Glasses correctly fitted enable old eyes bT see as well as ever Take no bailees with cheap ones. If your eflse Is curable you will be treated whether you have the ready money or not. In this way poor people who cannot afford to visit the Insti- tute have an equal chunee with the rich. No matter how bad your case or who is pronounced it Incurable, cull and find out the truth. It costs you uol hlrig. Ears. Running ears, sore (-ar- ea rs, etc., cured. muse in Every afflicted man and woman owes It to themselves, their families, and the future generation to get cured. Absolute privacy, the utmost care, courtesy and attention is given every case. COXSVLTATIOX FREE. DR. BOLKCOM. President of Pennsylvania Medical Institute. Established 1S67. Will Be at the City Hotel Saturday, Mar. 5 and Sunday, Mar. 6 till 2:30 p. m. He admitted co a President Smith of the Mormon Hie practic9e onf polygam by the mem-fo ehureh. 1 'roshjteni Smith acknowledged hers of the Mormon church this con fession by the very head of the church has caused a profound sensation. th the pmcing rne rangtso squadron on war jpo.ting. persistant denials tne attorney general authorized the following statement: "1 have advised the president that ho Is authorized to pay at once to the republic of Panama the 10,000.000 stipulated for by the treaty, the rat ifications of which have Just been ex changed. Also thai he is authorized to pay the new Panama Canal company the 140,000,000 which, under the agree merit between the United States and that company, we are to pay for its property, and have notified tho canal company we are ready to close the transaction. "The details In connection with the transfer of the canal company's prop erty should not require more than thirty days." It appears that, after thorough con sideration of the entire subject. At torney General Knox Is satisfied per fectly with the title which the canal company is able to pass to the United States. In his opinion it will not be necessary to pursue the Investigation further. Mr. Knox declines to discuss the pending litigation In the French courts, but the Inference from his au thorized statement is plain that he does not regard it as a serious menace to the validity of the title to the prop erty which the company will pass to tho United Slates. Lemon Extract Kills Five Men. Stillwell. I. T., March 3.Five young men of this city are dead and others are critically ill as the result of drink ing lemon extract In large quantities for a stimulant. eminent specialist cODlOfl to you from the most successful Medical in tin- United Slates for the treatment and euro of all chronic ii. diseases of men and women. This Institute started in a small 'inusyl\:mln in IsilT. grntlunlly grew and extended its branches (a and later lo Minneapolis. P,y honesty to Its patrons and its unllui- 1 It leu II lias built u)i an enviable reputation throughout the United States and Canada. The record of cures now reaches nearly a million. A list of names and addresses of patrons cured furnished on applica tion. N. RDr. Rolkcom, thf presi dent of this great Institute, will be here in person and examine each case carefully and tell every one whether they can be cured or not. If your case Is Incurable you will be so Informed and no money will be accepted from yoaj Consultati on and Examination Free. Young Men. Suffering from organic weakness, nervous debility, lost manhood, un natural emissions and discharges re sulting from early follies and youthful errors, causing pimples, dizziness, de spondency, pain in back or legs, dreams, nervousness, deranged stem neb. tired and worn-out feeling, lack of ambition, unfitness for marriage, business or study in its last stages causing despondency, insanity, and suicide. A cloudy urine or a sediment on standing may mean a constant drain upon your vitality. This hidden loss may produce disease of any organ of the body. Every man who has violated na ture's laws or who has any symptoms of above diseases or who contemplates marriage and suspects some defect, should consult the doctor at one Don't wait until you become a ph H- cal and moral wreck. Tho Doctor treats suecessP s eases of eye and ear, r threat, stomach and liver W lungs, kidneys and bind n-d blood, nervous system. ct. nnd tumors baldness, if the.hah_ roov.^iar not been destroyed. Small, weak ongnns enlarged a*, strengthened. Surgieu I operations and ray examinations when necessary and glasses fitted when needed.