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STATE IS ALL IN
State Concludes Its Case
Against Guilmette, Being
Tried at Crookston.
In the famous Guilmette mur
der ease now being tried at
Crookston, the state concluded
its evidence yesterday and the
defense took up the task of prov
ing the man accused innocent.
The story of the crime was gone
over thoroughly during the ex
amination of the state's witnesses
and many things tending to im
plicate Guilmette in the affair
were brought to light. One of
the sensations sprung by County
Attorney Rowe was the exhibi
tion of a coat and other articles
of wearing apparel identified as
belonging to Guilmette which
bore stains which upon examina
tion were found to be caused by
human blood. The defense took
up its case yesterday, Eric O.
Hagen of Providence, R. I., act
ing as chief counsel for the ac
cused man. He made the open
ing speech, stating to the jury
that he would attempt to prove
the accused man innocent of any
hand in the murder. The case
is one of the most interesting
ever tried in northern Minnesota
and large crowds are present in
the court room every day. It is
thought that the examination of
witnesses for the defense will
be concluded tomorrow.
THE LIVER QUARANTINE
"TAKING HIS MEALS OCT."
IfHurried eating has ruined many a man's
stomach. The digestion-destroying pro
cess is gradual, often unnoticed at first.
But it is only a short time until the liver
balks, the digestive organs give way, and
almost countless ills assail the man who
endeavors to economize time at the ex
pense of his health.
.J torpid liver causes a quarantine of the
entire system. It locks in the diseased
germs and body poisons and affords them
rail play, inviting some serious illness.
families where August Flower is used,
a sluggish liver and constipation are un
known, so are all stomach ailments, as
well as indigestion, dyspepsia, heartburn,
headaches and kidney and blader affec
tions. No well-regulated family should
be without this standard remedy. 9
|Tw sizes, 25c and 75c. All druggists.
Sold by A Gilmour & Co.
Will be Headquarters
for Christinas Trees,
Trimmings and Holly.
A full line of Candies con
stantly in stock and our special
effort will be to please the Xmas
trade. We have the very best
and the moderate priced goods.
Our facilities for making Wed
ding Oakes aDd Christmas Cakes
are unsurpassed and all orders
will receive careful attention.
Remember the Model Bakery for
"GOOD THINGS TO EAT"
R. R. BLY, Prop.
A Frightened Horse.
Running like mad down the
street dumping the occupants,or
a hnndred other accidents, are
every day occurrences. It be
hoves everybody to have a reli
able Salve handy and there are
none as good as Bucklen's Arnica
Salve. Burns, cuts, sores, ec
zema and piles, disappear quickly
under its soothing effect. 25c, at
all drug stores.
WANTEDCook at Baudette,
Minn. P. O. Box 51.
Officers of Masons and East
ern Star Will Be Instal
A joint installation of the offi
cers of the Masonic, and Eastern
Star fraternaties of Bernidji will
be held this evening at the Maso
nic hall and arrangements for a
grand social event have been
completed. Invitations have been
issued to members of the Cass
Lake members of the societies
and about 20 letters of acceptance
have been received. The instal
lation ceremonies will be very
elaborate and lengthy and all the
paraphernalia of lodges will be
used during exercises. After
the ceremonies are completed a
banquet will be served after
which those in attandance will
repair to the Grill hall where dan
cing will conclude the evening's
Not a minute should be lost
when a child shows symptoms of
croup. "Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy given as soon as the child
becomes hoarse, or even after the
croupy cough appears, will pre
vent the attack. It never fails,
and is pleasant and safe to take.
For sale by Barkers Drug Store.
Tips of the Tongue
E. A. Barker: "We did an ex
cellent holiday business and the
receipts were far in excess of
those of last year. The coming
year will probably carry away
the banner, however, as our busi
ness has been steadily increasing
since its establishment and shows
no sign of letting up."
J. M. Markham: "Business
has been a little bit quiet in the
hotel line, probably owing to the
large number of traveling men
who went home to spend Christ
mas. We expect it to pick up af
ter the holidays, however."
J. J. Cameron: "The term of
court at Grand Rapids is not
nearly over yet. In fact, it has
just commenced, The calendar
is one of the biggest we have ever
tried and it is doubtful whether
it is completed in two weeks."
Wm. McCuaig: "Business this
year as compared with last year
was excellent. The Christmas
trade was a hummer. The sales
in our store amounted to much
more than last Christmas and
the goods sold were of a higher
A Costly Mistake.
Blunders are sometimes very
expressive. Occasionally life it
self is ohe price of a mistake, but
you'll never be wrong if you take
Dr. Kings New Life Pills for dys
pepsia, dizziness, headache, liver
or bowel troubles. They are
gentle yet thorough. 25c, at all
Miss Ella Parker arrived this
afternoon from her home near
one of the camps of the Clear
water Logging company north
of Wilton for a visit in the city
with Mr. and Mrs. R. Gilmore.
Mrs John Graham returned
this morningfromLangor, where
she has spent a week at the home
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
The Red Cross is coining.
A sure sign of approaching re.
volt and serious trouble in your
system is nervousness, sleepless
ness, or stomach upsets. Elec
tric Bitters will quickly dismem
ber the troublesome causes^ It
never fails to tone the stomach,
regulate the kidneys and bowels,
stimulate the liver, and clarify
the blood. Run down system
benefit particularly and all the
usual attending aches vahish
under its searching and thorough
effectiveness. Electric Bitters is
only 50c, and that is returned if
it don't give perfect satisfaction.
Guaranteed by all druggist.
VOLUME 2. NUMBEE 203. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY, DECEMBEE 27, 1904.
OPERATOR IS BLAMED
FAILURE TO DELIVER ORDERS RE-
SULTS IN SERIOUS WRECK
ON ILLINOIS ROAD.
PASSENGER TRAINS IN COLLISION
CRASH CAUSES DEATH OF SEVEN
PERSONS AND INJURY OF
Mauds Station, 111., Dec. 27.
Through the failure of an operator at
Browns, 111., to give instructions to
the eastbound train as to where it
should meet a passenger coming from
the opposite direction a headon col
lision occurred near here on the South
ern Railway and as a result one pas
senger and six trainmen were killed
outright, while seventeen passengers
and eight employes were injured.
The two trains were respectively the
west and eastbound from St. Louis
and Louisville and were traveling ^t
a high rate of speed when the crash
The St. Louis-Louisville and the St.
Louis-Knoxville sleepers were drawn
by both trains, but none of the pas
sengers in these four cars were in
jured. Both engines were badly dam
aged and four coaches destroyed. Fol
lowing is the list of dead: Charles
Schmidt, Centralia, 111. Engineer
Bowen, Princeton, Ind. Fireman
Charles Iiutt, Princeton, Ind. Mail
Clerk H. D. Hogan, Georgetown, Ind.
Section Foreman Underwood, Prince
ton, Ind. Employe Henry Oskin, Ten
nesson, Ind. Cyrus Hutchinson, East
The cars of the eastbound train were
telescoped and caught fire. The cars
of the westbound train were only par
tially telescoped and the passengers
escaped without serious injury.
A wrecking crew and relief party
left Princeton, Ind., at once and began
clearing the track and removing the
dead and injured. The hardest part
of the taSk was to extinguish the
flames, which had broken out among
the shattered engines and coaches.
Water was carried in rain coats and
thrown on the flames by the passen
gers before relief arrived.
Several cars were burned before the
fire was extinguished. Each train car
ried day coaches, a chair car and two
sleepers. The chair cars and sleepers
were not injured.
GRADE CROSSING ACCIDENT.
One Man Killed and Eleven Persons
Injured at Minneapolis.
Minneapolis, Dec. 27.W. M. Gager
was killed and eleven persons seri
ously injured in a crash between an
Eighth and .Central street car and a
Northern Pacific switch engine at Sev
enteenth avenue, northeast, and Cen
There were eighty-five passengers
in the car and the fact that not more
were killed is surprising.
The accident was the result of a
misunderstanding of signals between
Motorman G. T. Gustafson "and xvlich
ael Bridell, flagman at the crossing.
Gustafson drove the car to within a
few feet of the crossing. The flagman
was on the tracks and the gate was
up. He saw the train approaching
from the east and made a motion to
the motorman, who thought that the
signal meant to go ahead. E. S. Bil
lows, engineer of the engine, saw the
signal and thought he had been sig
naled to come ahead.
The car reached the tracks on which
the engine was coming and Gustafson
saw the danger and turned on the full
current, thinking he could get across.
The engineer tried to stop, but it was
tool late and the street car was struck
near the front end, thrown clear oft'
the track and swung around.
The pilot of the engine then struck
the rear end of the carwhere most
of the passengers were and where
most of the injuries were inflicted.
The exact manner of Gager's death
has not yet been determined, but his
body was torn to shreds under the
wheels of the engine.
PORTION OF CARGO DESTROYED.
Fire of Unknown Origin on German
Ship at Baltimore.
Baltimore, Dec. 27.Fire of an un
known origin destroyed a portion of
the cargo of the North German Lloyd
steamer Brandenburg during the day.
Two hundred bales of cotton destined
for Bremen were thrown overboard
and a number of hogsheads of tobac
co were also thrown into the harbor.
The vessel sailed for the German port
after the fire had been extinguished.
No estimate of the loss to the cargo
can be given.
GUESTS ROUTED OUT.
St. James Hotel at Duluth Destroyed
Duluth, Dec. 27.Sixty guesis at
the St. James hotel were routed from
the building in their night clothing
early in the morning. Two theatrical
companies were among the guests and
lost most of their belongings. It was
the eighth time the building has
burned since 1871.
TWO TRAINMEN KILLED.
Met Death in a Collision Between
Charleston, 111., Dec. 27.Conductor
Lee and Brakeman Hobbles were killed
at night in a head-on collision between
two freight trains on the Clover Leaf
railway. The collision occurred twen
ty miles east of here.
Steamer Damaged by Fire.
New York, Dec. 27.The steamship
Colorado of the Mallory line and part
of the cargo were damaged by fire and
water to the extent of from $20,000 to
$25,000, according to estimates of the
firemen. The Colorado arrived in port
on Saturday with a cargo of lumber,
rosin and cotton. The fire was con
,fined.to ,the cotton.
Ba a Ba go BARLOW S BESTSife
ORGANIC UNION PLANNED.
All Presbyterian Bodies Under Control
of Federal Council.
New York, Deq. 27.Official an
nouncement is expected this week, ac
cording to the Times, of the details of
the plan whereby it is hoped, to bring
all the religious bodies of -the United
States having a Presbyterian form of
government into one organization
which, while not providing organic
union, shall! afford a basis for co
operative work that has not before ex
isted. The plan provides for the or
ganization of a federal council of the
reformed churches in the United
States of America holding the Presby
The plan of federation, if carried
out, would bring into one organization
the 2,000,000 or more members of
Presbyterian and reformed churches
and will be made public this week in
order that it may be thoroughly dis
cussed and may be acted upon in the
synods and assemblies of the various
bodies next spring. The aim is to se
cure the approval of the various su
preme judiciatories to the genera] plan
and to have the committees continued
and ingtruetjed to prepare a definite
plan for" adoption a year hence.
It is provided in the plan, continues
the Times, that the churches joining
the federation shall preserve their in
dividualities on their creeds, forms of
government and worship, and every
right, power and jurisdiction not spe
cifically conferred on the federal coun
cil. Representatives of the various
churches in the council shall be regu
lated by the number of communicants
in the affiliated bodies on the basis of
four representatives for each 100,000
communicants up to 300,000 and four
additional representatives for each
additional 2007)00 communicants.
IN THE HANDS OF JAPANESE
ALL RUSSIAN POSITIONS FRONT-
ING RIGHT WING OF BESIEG-
ERS AT PORT ARTHUR.
Tokio, Dec. 27.The Port Arthur
besiegers occupied Taliuchiatun on
Saturday. -It is officially announced
that the Avhole of the Russian advanc
ed positions in front of the Japanese
right have fallen.
The following report was received
from the besiegers at Port Arthur
"A body of our right wing surpris
ed the enemy at Housanytantun (Hou
sanytanyentao?) and Siafantun, the
latter about six and a half miles north
east of Port Arthur, at 10 o'clock Sat
urday night and occupied the villages,
subsequently dislodging the enemy.
Occupied the whole o Taliuchiatun,
about five miles northwest of Port
Arthur, at 2:53 o'clock this morning.
"Our repeated attacks during the.
past few days were uniformly success
ful and now the whole of the enemy's
advanced positions fronting our right
wing are in our hands."
LIVELY SCENES AT TOKIO.
Vast Armies Again Being Mobilized
Tokio, Dec. 27.Tokio is again a
great military camp and the scenes of
last spring, when the first armies
were mobilized and dispatched, are be
ing duplicated. Thousands of recruits
and reservists are assembled, drilling
and equipping preparatory to taking
the field. The permanent and tempor
ary barracks are filled and it is neces
sary to billet the soldiers brought to
the city. Aoyoma field is the center
of activity, where infantry, cavalry
and artillery are constantly drilling.
The batteries fire blank cartridges for
the purpose of breaking in the horses.
The general military preparations
are enormous. It is planned to give
Field Marshal Oyama a rough total
of 500,000 en, with a heavily in
creased artillery arm, besides increas
ing the defenses of Formosa and the
southern islands in anticipation of the
Russian Second Pacific squadron's at
tempt to seize a base. The port of
Kleeuug, Formosa, has been declared
in a state of siege and other prepara
tions in Formosa and the Pescadores
are. progressing. "Winter is not inter
fering with the Japanese transport ser
vice. The railroad between Dalny and
Yentai is working well and the running
time between Taotai and Liaoyang is
WILL CARRY MACHINE GUNS.
Japs Equip a Thousand Carts With
Harbin, Dec. 27.Chinese from the
south say that the Japanese have
brought 50,000 Chinese into Southern
Manchuria, but have great difficulty in
feeding them. They also say that the
Japanese have prepared 1,000 four
wheeled cars, with iron shields in
front and on the sides, which are to be
pushed by soldiers, and which are to
carry rapid fire and machine guns.
Some frozen Japanese have been
found in abandoned trenches. There
is the greatest activity in Harbin,
where the Russians are building en
larged baths, churches and a hospital.
SERIOUS CLASH IN POLAND.
Commander of Russian Regiment and
Two Other Men Killed.
Hazom, Russian Pcland, Dec. 27.
After the midnight mass at the Ro
man Catholic cathedral a crowd com
posed of workmen paraded the streets
carrying red flags. The military au
thorities in trying to disperse it were
received with shots and a serious en
counter followed in whi&h the corn
man der of the'Twenty-sixth regiment
was killed and a gendarme was wound
ed. One of the demonstrators was
WISCONSIN WOMAN,v KILLED.
Buggy in Which She Was Riding
Struck by a Train.
Janesville, Wis., Dec. 27.While re
turning from a family reunion near
Evansville at night, Mrs. Appei, an
aged woman, Miss Lovell and Frank
Woods were struck by a Northwestern
train while drifrng in a single buggy
and Mrs. Appel was killed. The train
was h^ld au hour and ten minutes
while a- search for the body was made.
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CLEVELAND SHERIFF FAILS TO
SECURE EXTRADITION OF
SERIOUS DEFECT I N LEGAL PAPERS
INDICTED MAN'S PRESENCE IN
T,- OHIO ON MARCH 5, 1903,
Albany, N. Y., Dec. 27.-r-Sheriff
Barry of Cleveland, O., who expects to
arrest Dr. Leroy S. Chadwiek, hus
band of Mrs. Chadwiek, when he
lands in New ?ork, on the charge of
forging the name of Andrew Carnegie,
met a check in his plans when he
failed to obtain from Governor Odell
the requisition papers necessary to
permit the transportation of Dr. Chad
wiek to Ohio for trial. He called at
the executive chamber at the capitol,
but was informed by Judge John T.
Joyce, the governor's pardon and requi
sition clerk, that his papers were de
fective in that they failed to prove
that Dr. Chadwiek was in the state of
Ohio on March 5, 1903, when the al
leged forgery was committed. Sheriff
Barry decided not to try to correct his
papers now, but to go on to New York
and arrest Dr. Chadwiek and arrange
for his requisition afterwards.
Before leaving for New York Sun
day the Cleveland sheriff telegraphed
to the executive department here ask
ing that his/papers be prepared so that
there might be no delay upon his ar
rival early Monday morning. When
the telegram was received Governor
Odell was at his home in Newburgh
and the message was given to his par
don clerk. Judge Joyce immediately
telephoned the governor and received
authority from him to deliver the de
sired warrant in case the application
papers were properly drawn up. Sher
iff Barry called at the executive cham
ber and presented to Judge Joyce the
requisition papers signed by Governor
Herrick of Ohio asking an extradition
warrant to enable him to take his
prisoner out of New York state.
When the sheriff learned that his
proof was defective there was at first
some talk of his returning in person
to Ohio for the purpose of getting the
corrections. After further consulta
tion with Judge Joyce he concluded
to telegraph to have the affidavits pre
pared and sent to' liiiri in New York.
He said this was a purely formal mat
ter and that affidavits could be prompt
ly obtained showing, that Dr. Chadwiek
was in Ohio on or about March 5,
The Ohio sheriff left immediately
afterward for New York, where he will
wait for Dr. Chadwick's arrival, whose
steamer is expected Wednesday. He
will consult-with the New York city
authorities regarding the best coupse
of procedure. Before leaving Sheriff
Barry said that while he was disap
pointed at not obtaining the requisi
tion at the time the failure would not
delay him to any appreciable extent.
CAUGHT IN WINNIPEG.
Minnesota Man Charged With Defraud
ing Bank Out of $22,0G0.
Winnipeg, Man. Dec. 27.Frederick
W. Blanche, alias A. B. Brown, Jr.,
has been arrested here at the instance
of "Sheriff J. C. Johnston of Mower
county, Minn., on the charge of grand
larceny and forgery.
Blanche is charged with having de
frauded the Bank of Sargent, Minn.,
out of $22,000 by means of forged bank
It is alleged he lost the money spec
ulating and, fearing detection, fled to
Canada. He was found here by a piece
of clever detective work employed in
the Grain Exchange and apparently a
respectable young fellow. He waived
axtradition proceedings and went south
with Sheriff Johnston.
RESULT OF A CAROUSAL.
One Man Dead and Another Badly In
Blackshear, Pa., Dec. 27.As the re
sult of a Christmas carousal, T. B.
Altman, a prominent farmer, is dead,
his son, Darling Altman, is in jail
charged with involuntary manslaugh
ter, and City Marshal McMillan is
badly cut "upon the face and body.
Altman and his son were being arrest
ed for disorderly conduct. Young Alt
man drew his knife, and in the melee
which followed accidentally cut his
father while trying to cut McMillan.
OUTGROWTH OF A FEUD.
Michigan Miner Shoots and Kills Fel
Marinette, Wis., Dec. 27.As the
outgrowth of a feud Baptist Delfour
has slain M. E. Hanson at Amosa,
Mich. Delfour put three bullets into
Hanson, who died almost instantly.
The men were miners. They encoun
i tered each other in a "barroom. The
feud was not originally between them,
but between their brothers. Delfour
i is under arrest at Crystal Falls.'
THREE MEN HELD UP.
One of Them Beaten to Death and An
other Fatally Injured.
Tamaqua, Pa., Dec. 27.Stephen
Pushart, John Brinkush and Marten
Poblish were held up on the outskirts
of Lansford during the day and beaten
by four men armed with black
jacks. Pushart was killed and Brink
ush fatally injured. Poblish escaped
from his assailants and made his way
to Lansford, where he notified the
police. There is no clue.
Block of Buildings Burned.
Portal, N. D., Dec. 27.Fire at an
early hour destroyed a block of frame
buildings ou Front street. The fire
originated from ~the chimney in A. S.
Ways' bowling and billiard building
and spread rapidly to the adjacent
wooden structures. One man is miss
ing and is reported to have been
ICE BOATS IN COLLISION.
Three Persons Killed and Three Others
Syracuse, N. Y., Dec. 27.Three men
were killed and three more seriously
hurt in a crash of two ice boats speed
ing before a gale of wind at the rate
of fifty miles an hour on Onondaga
lake. The dead are James Clarkson,
Charles Markham and George Todd, all
of this city.
The accident occurred after the first
of the season's regattas of the Onon
daga Lake Ice Yacht club, which at
tracted fully 1,500 persons to the lake.
Over its giary surface a fierce gale
drove the fleet of ice yachts at ex
press train speed. Toward the close
of the afternoon the Warner brothers,
with Frank Warner at the tiller, bore
up the lake with the wind abaft, the
Blitzt with Caleb Joss steering, ap
proaching in the opposite direction.
Each craft carried five persons. As
the yachts neared each other it was
seen that a collision would result
should each hold to its course. Then
came the blunder. Each skipper veer
ed in the same direction and again in
the opposite direction. The crash
came in an instant, the yachts plow
ing into each other head-on with such
force that a second later they laid upon
the ice in a tangle of splinters, broken
cordage and insensible bodies.
NINPCS BECOMING RESTIVE.
Want Russian Punished for Murder of
Shanghai, Dec. 27.The Russian
consul has made no reply to the de
mand of the taotai for the surrender
of the sailor belonging to the Russian
cruiser Askold, who, on Dec. 15, mur
dered a Chinaman as the result of a
dispute of payment for the hire of a
jinricksha. The sailor is stiil on board
the cruiser, where he was sent by the
consul and where it was understood
he would be tried by courtmartial.
The taotai has applied to the foreign
board at Peking for further instruc
tions. The Ninpo community is be
TWO WOMEN CREMATED.
Fatal Fire Follows a Christmas Cele
New York, Dec. 27.Two women
lost their lives and two other persons
were overcome by smoke in a fire in
Allen street early in the morning. The
fire followed a Christmas celebration
and was caused by the overturning of
A piece of Cut Glass, a Fine Fur,
or an article selected from our
Ladies' or Gentlemen's Clothing
Department would be about the
right thing if you wish to show
that you appreciate your Xmas
^te AAA 4~
WE WISH ALL A HAPPY NEW YEAR
Will start classes in Bookkeeping, Shorthand,
(Munson, Graham or Ben Pitman's systems),
Commercial Law, Arithmetic, Grammar, Lan-.
guage, Letter Writing, Spelling and Penman
ship also Public School and Normal branches
between. January 2d and 9th
If you are contemplating on taking any of the above
courses, please confer with the principal regarding
rate. Rates made to suit the richest or poorest student
not to suit us, but you. To students out of town we
will pay railroad fare also can get good board and
room in private families for $10 to $12 per month.
Families "who can take students at above rates please
advise the principal. .c. :^j.-.*
C. W. Hastings, President. :.-,A. P. White, Cashier.
P. P. Sheldon, Vice-Prea. G. N. Millard Ass't Cash.
1 KsFifst National Bankj
U TEN CENTS PER WEEK
LIKE AN EARTHQUAKE
HALIFAX, N. S., SHAKEN BY EX-
PLOSION OF POWDER PLANT
TEN MILES DISTANT.
SOME LOSS OF LIFE REPORTED
NUMBER OF WORKMEN ABOUT
.THE PREMISES WHEN THE
Halifax, N. S., Dec. 27.An explo
sion shook the city of Halifax during
the day, the buildings rocking as if
affected by an earthquake.
A report from Waveily, ten miles
away, says that the concussion was
caused by the-blowing up of the dry
house of the Acadian Powder com
pany near that place.
It is believed that several lives were
lost. The explosion occurred in the
dryhouse of the plant, which contained
700 cases of Pellet powder. A number
of workmen were about the premises
before the explosion took place.
In this city many windows were
shattered, many doors of the stores
and shops, locked for the day, were
blown open, while considerable dam
age was done in other ways by the
shaking of buildings.
LIVE BOY IN MORGUE.
Fright of Gloomy Place Said to Have
Ottawa, Ont., Dec. 27.It is alleged
that Eric Finley, the five-year-old son
of William Finley, who died at the
isolation hospital lately, was placed
in the morgue before he was really
Th-j little fellow fell from the slab
and crawled to the door of the morgue.
There he set up the cry: "Take me to
daddie, I'm cold. Take me to daddie."
The child was removed from the
morgue and lived for nearly a week.
It is said his death was due to the
fright. The authorities are investi
Savings Department in Connection. Fire Insurance.
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