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EVIDENCE FOR 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. MODEL Bakery 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. alAwE*i*\Mjif* INSTALLATION THIS EVENING Officers of Masons and East ern Star Will Be Instal led Tonight. 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 entertainment. Be Quick. 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 class." 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 drug stores. 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. Jacob Detling. The Red Cross is coining. Revolution Imminent. 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. S^p^wf^m^^w^iw^n^ Ihe Bemidfi 1 te f'2 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 TWENTY-FIVE. 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 came. 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 St. Louis. 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 tral avenue. 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 by Fire. 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 Freight Trains. 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. V~r 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 terian system. 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 Sunday morning: "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 in Japan. 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 six days. WILL CARRY MACHINE GUNS. Japs Equip a Thousand Carts With Shields. 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 killed. 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. rJXxxae^.. .*&&. .'J fi& QUISITION REFUSED CLEVELAND SHERIFF FAILS TO SECURE EXTRADITION OF DR. CHADWICK. SERIOUS DEFECT I N LEGAL PAPERS INDICTED MAN'S PRESENCE IN T,- OHIO ON MARCH 5, 1903, NOT PROVEN. 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, 1903. 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 paper. 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 jured. 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 low Workman. 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 burned. ICE BOATS IN COLLISION. Three Persons Killed and Three Others Seriously Injured. 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 Countryman. 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 coming restive. TWO WOMEN CREMATED. Fatal Fire Follows a Christmas Cele bration. 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 lamp. *T* 4^"^, neer OLEARY& BOWSER ^af *SL 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 present. ^g ^te AAA 4~ WE WISH ALL A HAPPY NEW YEAR BEMIDJI COMMERCIAL COLLEGE 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. "*&&#*" *v 1 KsFifst National Bankj W1SS Bemidji/Minnesoto.^1 B&M4 ?-sk*L G^ *^J^L*L 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 ACCIDENT OCCURRED. 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 Killed Him. 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 dead. 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 gating. 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