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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 305.
REACH MANILA SAFELY. Twelve Thousand Mile Trip of Tor pedo Flotilla. Washington, April 1(5.Rear Ad miral Cooper, commanding the Asiatic fleet, has cabled to. the navy depart ment from Cavite that Lieutenant Chandler, commanding the torpedo boat flotilla which arrived at the port Friday after a run of 12,000 miles from Hampton Roads, "reports flotilla ready for service." This news is very grati fying to the officials-of the navy de partment and speaks well for the sea worthiness of the torpedo boats and the fine seamanship of the officers and men who had them in charge. INSTRUCTED FOR ROOSEVELT. West Virginia Delegates to Chicago Convention. Charleston, W. Va., April 16.The West Virginia state Republican con vention instructed its delegates at large for Roosevelt for president and Senator Stephen B. Elkins, for vice president. All the district conven tions had previously acted likewise, making fourteen delegates secure in the Roosevelt column. The resolutions deplored the deaths of McKinley and Hanna and endorsed the administration of President Roose velt. HEAVY FALL OF SNOW. Traffic Delayed by Severe Storm in Wisconsin. "Milwaukee, April 16.A special to the Evening Wisconsin from Appleton, Wis., says the snow there is over a foot deep and steam and electric trains are delayed by drifts. Similar conditions exist throughout the Fox River valley. Mand__Juncitona.nd_.Blafik _RLver Falls report eight inches of snow, with.the storm still in force. Menominee, Mich., reports a terrific blizzard and traffic at a standstill. Worry Kills Iowa Banker. Eldora, la., April 16.Owen E. Mil ler of the firm of O. E. Miller & Son, private bankers of New ProA'idence, dropped dead during the afternoon from heart failure. His bank failed recently and it is presumedthat Mr. Miller, by worrying over financial af lairs, impaired his health. fart ot Memphis unaer water. Memphis, Tenn., April ?-.The Mis sissippi is~4.8 feet above the danger line. A number of streets in North Memphis have been overflowed, delay ing traffic to some extent, but no seri ous damage has occurred. Capt. David P. Wheeler of the 22d Infantry Dies by Hand of Assassin. ON E O THE SPLENDID FIGHTERS O THE REGULAR ARMY. fatally Wounded While Recoil noitering the Moro Works in Lake Lanao District of Island of Mindanao and Died at Harahni April 13. Manila, April 16.Captain David P. Wheeler and Corporal Parcy Heyvell of the Twenty-second infantry, while -~~+aifo al^B* I the Taraea river in the Lake Lanao district of the island of Mindanao, Anril 11. were stabbed in tha abdomen, captain wneeter died at Marahiii Apni 13. Corporal Heyvell is fatally wounded. Washington, April 16. Captain David Wheeler, who died at Marahui, P. I., from a stab wound in the abdo men, was born in Ohio July 18, 1876, and attained his captaincy at the age of twenty-seven years. Captain Wheeler had a splendid fighting rec ord, gained during his service in the Philippines ROOT GOING TO CHICAGO. Former Secretary of War a Delegate to Republican Convention, New York, April 16.Republican conventions held last* night in the eleven congressional districts of Man hattan and the Bronx elected delegates and alternates to the national conven tion. Seven of the conventions in structed their delegates for Roose I velt and two others endorsed his ad i ministration. There was no contest except in the Fifteenth district, where Lemuel E. Quigg won against Congressman William H. Douglas, after a bitter fight. Among the delegates, elected were Former Secretary of War Elihu Root, President Nicholas Murray Butler of Columbia university, Edward Lauter bach,. Cornelius N. Bliss, Julius M. Mayer and Judge William K. Olcott. NEW JERSEY DEMOCRATS. Regular Convention Sends Uninstruct ed Delegation to St. Louis. Trenton, N. J., April 16.A Demo cratic state convention of more than 1,200 delegates Thursday selected an uninstructed delegation to the na tional convention. About 100 sup porters, of W. R. Hearst for president said they had been illegally deprived of seats -in-the-regular convention and held a second convention, nominating delegates at large and delegates from five congressional districts. The four teen men named by the bolting con- vention-will-go-to-Str-Louls-to-contest the seats_of_the men selected-at the regular "convention. BY" LAND AND SEA. Japs Preparing to Reduce Fortress of Port Arthur. New York, April 15.TnTre is prac tically unanimity of opinion here that the loss of the Petropavlovsk and the death Admiral Makaroff will mark the commencement of active opera tions on land, says a London dispatch to the Herald. In discussing the probabilities the Daily Telegraph expert says: "I certainly shall be surprised if the day of the death of the admiral does not become a historic date from which a rapid change in the development of the land campaign will hereafter reckon. It I almost certain -that-Mak- aroff's death will be the signal, first, for the blocking up of Port Arthur with loaded merchant ships, for which the Japanese have been so carefully. preparing, and immediately afterward for a combined naval and military at toir uon Pert Arthur. mm^ LADIES' SHIRT WAIST SUITS. Now is the time to select thejmaterial for your Shirt: Waist Suits. Among the most desirable, arc Mercerized Etamines, per yd 50c to 75c Cotton Voiles colors,^ ,,,Tan per yd I8c Fancy Cotton Suitings, per yd 15c to 25c Ladies' Silk Shirt Waists. Silk Crepe de Chine Waists at $9.50 Peau de Soie, |5, $6, and $7 -OhinaSilk, from- $3g $ 6 500 rolls Crepe Paper, all colors per roll 7c Paper Napkins, jf&jg per box, 25c to 50c Glass Tumblers, per doz 25c Suit Gases, from 1.50 to $10 Men's Dress Shirts, from 50c to 83 Warren's Feather Bone Girdle Frames, at 25c and 50c BEMIDJI. MINNESOTA. STABBED O DEATH M0R0S RECIPROCITY CAUSES FIGHT VOTED DOWN BY MASSACHU- SETTS REPUBLICANS. Boston, April 16.The Republican state convention to select delegates to the Chicago convention met here dur ing the day. Attorney General Parker acted as temporary chairman and ho addressed the' convention at length. At the conclusion of his speech the committee on resolutions presented its report. With the last word of the resolutions Eugene N. Foss arose and offered a substitute for the plank relating to Canadian reciprocity. Mr. Foss' reso lution declared for closer and more advantageous trade relations with Canada and that reciprocal relations beneficial to both countries should preferably follow the general line of the removal by both countries of the duties on national products of each and such mutual extensions of the free list and reductions and changes of the duties on the manufactured products of both as will give to each as low a rate of duties as is given to any other country. Senator Lodge opposed the Foss amendment and it was voted down by a voice vote. The original platform was then adopted. Messrs. Lodge, Crane, Long and Benton were elected delegates at .large to the Chicago convention. Mr. Foss received 178 votes out of a total of 1.309. AMES AGAIN INDICTED. Former Mayor of Minneapolis Charged With Accepting Bribe. Minneapolis. April 16 Dr. A. A. Ames, four times mayor of Minneap olis, again has been indicted on the charge of receiving a bribe while he was chief executive of the city. This latest indictment was returned by the grand jury late in the after noon and a little before 5 o'clock the former mayor was brought into court by Arthur L. Jones, chief deputy sher iff, and before Judge Elliott he entered a plea of not guilty. The trial of the case was set for May 2 and the bonds which the doctor is now under in connection with previ ous indictments cover this case, so he was not called upon to furnish any ad ditional security. The indictment con tains an accusation of but one offense. It is charged by this indictment that A. A. Ames, during December, 1901, and while he was mayor of the city, reeeived.~through-his- agent,, .Jrwin_.A._ Gardner, $20, which was paid to him by Bessie Lee in return for police pro tection, meaning that she was to be allowed to run her business without fear-of- molestation-by the police of tb city. _____ MINNIE HEALY MINE CASE. Amalgamated Copper Company Ap peals for New Trial. Helena, Mont, April "16.Attorneys 1 -forvthe-Amalgamated-Gopper-company^- Thurscbay filed in the supreme court an appeal from the order of Judge Clancy denying a new trial in. the fa-1 mous Minnie Healy, mine case, which had been adjudged the property of F. Augustus Heinze. It is said that the Amalgamated Copper company will ask in connection with the appeal that the Minnie Healy mine be closed down pending a decision on the appeal. Tin- I less the case is advanced on the calen dar it will not be argued for a year or more. Result of an Explosion. New York, April 16.One man was killed-, two girls were dangerously i burned and eight other persons in jured by an explosion in the dyeing establishment of William Meister of Brooklyn. The dead man was the ea giaeftr. W^3i'MiSm The Bemidji Daily Pioneer BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY, APRIL kylimi ATTEMPT TO AMEND PLATFORM REBELLIOUS ELEMENT BELIEVED RUNAWAY TRAIN CAUSES LOSS TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERESTCHAGINPERISHED. Celebrated Russian Painter Was on Board the Petropavlovsk. St. Petersburg, April I'll.--The ad miralty has received official informa tion that Vereslchagin, the celebrated painter of battle scenes, was among those lost by the sinking of the Petro pavlovsk. The fate of Nicholas T. Kravtehon ko, the well known Russian literary man, who was acting as correspondent of the Associated Press ut Port Arthur, is still unknown. It i possible that he loft Port. Arthur prior to the dis ster of Wednesday. Anti-War Demonstrations. New York,'April 16Serious dem onstrations against the war are re ported in Kharkoff, according to a World dispatch from Vienna. Khar koff is the center of the densest indus trial" "population in Russia. All the schools and colleges have been closed pending the return of tranquillity. KOREAN PALACE IN RUINS DOWN A STEEP GRADE ITS DESTRUCTION. Paris, April It',.A cable report re ceived at the foreign olllee hero says that the imperial palace at Seoul, Ko rea, was completely destroyed by fire during the night. Tho tiro began in the evening and lasted throughout the night. Only tho ruins of the palace remain. The emperox and hia suite succeeded in escaping to a nearby refuge. The report does not mention any loss of life, nor does it give tho cause of the fire, but the recent political un rest in tho Korean capiiul leads to fears that the destruction of the pal ace was the work of tho rebellious element. FRENCH OPINION CHANGES. Belief General That Japs Destroyed the Petropavlovsk. Paris, April u.Informatio re ceived in government quarters now establishes the fad that a naval bat tle occurred between the Japanese licet, consisting of fourteen warships, and the force under tho late Vice Ad miral Makaroff. From this the offi cials strongly incline to tho" conclusion that the destruction of the Russian ships and the loss of the admiral re sulted from a.naval engagement. How ever, the only definite official infor mation is that a battle occurred and it is believed that the Japanese -sub-' marine boats took part in the engage ment and caused tho destruction of the Russian ships. BASEBALL SEASON OPENS. National League. At New" York, 7 Brooklyn, 1. At "Cincinnati, 3 Chicago, 2. At Philadelphia, 6 Boston, 2. American League. At Chicago, I, Cleveland, C. -A-t-St-.~l^-Htlr-2il-e(-r-oir- At New York, 8 Boston, 2. At Washington, 3 Philadelphia, 8. MARKET QUOTATIONS. Minneapolis Wheat. Minneapolis, April 15. Wheat May, 94%& July, 94%0-i Sept., 83%c On trackNo. i hard, 9li'/- No. 1 Northern, 95^c No. 2 Northern, 92%c. St. Paul Union Stock Yards. St. Paul, April 15.Cattle- Good to ehoice steer*, $4.00.^6.0.0 common to fair, $3.25M.SF good to choice, oow.s and heifers, $':i.oi)i7: .!K veals. $2.50$// r.i5 HogH $1.05^10.05. SheepOood to choice yearling wethers, $4.50$ 5.00 good to choice 'lambs, $5.0036.50 Duluth Wheat and Flax. Dulutb, April 15.WheatIn store -No. 1 hard, 94,r No. 1 Northern, 92%c: No. 2 Northern, 90g,90y To arriveNo. 1 haid, 94%c No. 1 North ern, 92%c No. 2 Northern, 90%c May, 92%c July, 927 Sept.-, 83 %c. FlaxIn store and to arrive, $1.15^ May, $].1C July, $1,171-4 Oct., $1.18V4- Chicago Union Stock Yards. Chicago, April 15.CattleOood to prime steers, $5.00*7)5.60 poor to me dium, $3.60@4,90 Blockers and feed ers, $firstname.lastname@example.org cows, $2.0004.40 heifers, $2.25^5.00 calves, $2.25 4.85. HogsMixed and butchers, $5.10 5.25 good to choice heavy, $5.20 5.35 roiiKh heavy, $5.055.20 light, 4,8505.20. SheepGood to choice wethers, $email@example.com Western sheep, $4.f)0^5.30 native lambs, $4.005.66 Western, $5.75^/6.50 clipped Wwtertt, $4.50^(5.75. Chicago Grain and Provisions. Cbica'iro: April 15.Wheat Mar. te'Vje July, *7c old, 8g%CT Sept., Vl\'hV!.V2.:\ old, 83'/ f/S3%c. Corn April,--5-l%e- May, 52^,c July, 50c: Sept.. 49J/tc Dec., 44%C. OatsApril, BS^e: May, 88VfiCj July, 3838Hoj' Sept., 32/ PorkMay, $12.17'/^ July, $12.37'/2. FlaxCash, North western, $1.K Southwestern, $1.08 Mav $1.09. ButterCreameries, 14 A 23c' dairies, 12V4,21c. Egga16% 16%c. PoultryTurkeys, lie chick ing, 12%c. EXCHANGE" CONDOLENCES. Sympathetic Messages From President and Count Cassini. Washington. ApriP K/.-^-CotrntCas- sini, the Russian ambassador, having formally expressed to the president the condolence of his government upon the accident sustained by the Missouri the president in turn personally ex pressed hfs deepest sympathy for the loss sustained by Russia in the death ot. Admiral. Makaroff and the sinking of the Petropavlovsk. OF THREE LIVES AND DAM- AGE OF $100,000. COLLIDES WITH" DOUBLE HEADER ATTAINED A SPEED OF HUNDRED MILES AN HOUR AT TIME OF ACCIDENT. Scranton. Pa, April It'..Throv lives were lost in a disastrous railroad wreck on the Wyoming Valley .11 vision of the Brio railioail.at. Rock ..Junction', near here. A section of a coal train, consisting of fifteen loaded oars, broke loose on the steep grade at Wlmmers and ran back a distance, of eleven miles, colliding with two locomotives which wore drawing another coal train up the stoop grade at Rock junction, Four of the cars jumped over 1 .11 locomotives und landed on tho coal cars behind. Frank HannoforU, i li*- fireman of tho first engine, was crushed to death Thomas Kelly, the engineer, remained on the .engine and was uninjured. The engineer and fire man of the second engine jumped from the cab before tho crash camp and escaped with slight injuries.. At Flmhutst tho runaway section struck and killed Thomas \Vftrd and Samuel Treilile, so( tionnicn who were working on the track. It is"said that tho runaway section had attained a speed of 100 miles an hour when it collided with the two locomotives The two locomotives and twenty coal cars were destroyed In tire wreck. The railroad's loss is estimated at about JHHI.IJUO. 'ONE DEAD, FIVE INJURED. 8treet Car and Vehicle Collide at Minneapolis. Minneapolis, April 1ft-.~One man i was killed and five persons Injured in a street car accident at Thirty-first street and Bryant avenues at noon, when a Twentieth and Hennepin car i jumped the switch and collided with a plasterer's wagon. Martin ITnrinen, a I laborer,, was killed, John Peterson was I seriously injured and four pasaengers were slightly hurt, Harmon ami Pe terson were riding In the wagon. 'which was struck squarely by the ear, Hannen dying instantly. FIRSflH:SEVER*L MOUTHS FRE!GHT TRAIN REACHES LEWIS TON, MONT., AFTER L6NG BLOCKADE. T.ewlstoh. Mont, April K..--Tho flr^t freight truin Into i.owiston in four months arrived hero dining tho day. Never, perhaps, in the history of call roadlng has a city boon shut In so long. A passonger train got through two weeks agq but tho anowpIoWa could not 1 FLOOD THREATENS OMAHA. Missouri River at the Danger Point on the Low Lands. I Omaha, April 16.The Missouri river has reached a mark within a few Inches of the danger lino and has 1 spread over the low lands north ot the city and threatens to cover the bot i loins of East! Omaha. The current be Ban to flow into Cut Off Lake ^during the. day and, passing through it. to -fivi thti-liaia. north and-c.itKl. ol-ijw lake. Many residents on the low lands have bo forced to move. STORAGE RESERVOIR FALLS. City Jail at Story City, la.. Completely Demolished. I Marshalltown. la., April If,.-A stor I age reservoir at Story City, forty miles northwest of B.ere, has collapsed. Tho tank, containing 1,400 barrels of water, fell on the city jail, which was com pletely demolished. Three tramps In the jail were badly injured. JAPANESE MINED ENTRANCE. Afterwards Enticed Russian 8hips Out of Port Arthur. Kobe, Japan, April 10.It is assert ed in naval circles here that the Jap anese arranged to lay thirty mines at the entrant of Port Arthur and then entice tho Russians out. The mines were placed in position and Port Ar thur was bombarded April, 13. Several Russian ships besides the Petropav- I Russia i .Mil i i i i i frelghl trains Chrough tho drifts at that lime BODY FINALLY RECOVERED. Remains of Imprisoned Diver Brought I to the Surface. Now York, April It Ninety-four and a half hours after bste&seftttghrt in tho pipe at. the bottom of the reservoir at iioonton. N. J., the body Of Diver William Hoar was irongi to the BUT face, having been freed a short time i before from the heavy ball which held the man's log fast. During the entire four days crews of men, In relays, kept, a current of air going down to the imprisoned diver in tho futile hope that some life might still remain in i the body (.-von under such a terrible strain. From the signals was be Sieved that life was still present twen ty-one hours alter the diver'.-' last di scent, although the rough water may have caused what was believed to I have boon the last, signal. Opera House 18 -BEMHkH- THREE NIGHTS ONLY COMMENCING APRIL RISSO-JAPEHT WAR The sensation of ilit* world, secured by rndins oi the oivatt'M invention 61 the jfige The Bioscope-Tele-photo Lens hringing For tho first iMM* actual living battle scenes be fore the eyes of I he [.iuhlic. Also 100,000 Animated Pictures of lltf sidtis. itinvli and progress of (he world, never be lotv seen HI Amorira. KVIvlJVtlll.Vd. 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