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POLICE ARE POWERLESS.
Unable to Stop Italian Blackmailing Plots in New York. New York, Oct. 19.Unless more tffective measures are taken it is, ad mitted by the police that they are powerless to defeat the army of 5,000 Camorristi who infest New York. So tiold have these brigands become be cause of their success in blackmailing Italian merchants and escaping even suspicion of complicity in the crime that their demands are increasing at an alarming rate. So systematized has the campaign of brigandage become, according to Sergeant Petrosino, who has applied to Commissioner McAdoo to nave the force of Italian detectives at police headquarters increased from five to thirty, that members of the band are employed in many of the little Italian banks scattered through the East Side to watch the deposits of the small merchants. "Only the national government can save the situation for us." declared Sergeant Petrosino. ""As the law stands at present we are helpless to a great extent against these desperadoes. They know the penal code from end to end. I have information that there are not less than 30,000 members of the Camorra in this dbuntry, working under twelve leaders stationed in the principal cities." Tulsa, I. T., Oct. 19 In a tornado Which passed over the country one mile west of Manford, I. T., late at night two children of E. R. Anderson were killed and Mrs. Anderson and Miss Maud Root were seriously in lured. Several other persons are re ported hurt. The path of the storm was a quarter of a mile wide and sev eral miles in length. ISfet^^fe CUNCLIFFE IS_ARRESTED Man Who Robbed Adams Express Com- pany of $100,000 Caught at Bridgeport, Conn. O'Leary Winter Underwear. Munsing underwear for men, women and dhildren. Combination or two piece suits. Coats and Furs. Bridgeport, Conn., Oct., 19Ed- ward George Cuncliffe, wanted in Pittsburg for the robbery for the rob bery of $100,00j) cash from thfe Adams Express company, was arrested here today. He is said to have made a clean breast of the matter to Pinker ton detectives and to have expressed a willingness to return without extra dition papers. Cuncliffe declared that the money was intact, but refused to disclose the hiding place until his re turn to Pittsburg. MR. FRICKE EXPLAINS.,, Tells of $5,000 Retainer Paid Him by the Mutual Life. New York, Oct. 19.W. A. Fricke says that the $5,000 payment to him by the Mutual Life was for legal serv ices rendered last year. He was insur ance commissioner of Wisconsin from 1894 to 1S98. "Along in January, 1904," he said, "Mr. Short, the general solicitor of the Mutual Life, offered me a retainer of $5,000 to cover consultation on several subjects in litigation. The legislature of Wisconsin, I may add, was not in session at all that year." Mr. Fricke said he was willing to 'tell the investigating committee just I what the Mutual Life consulted him about. The consultations required ad vice on the Mutual Life's action with regard to three separate matters, all either before courts or likely to be some time. Premature Explosion Kills Two.' Lead, S. D., Oct. 19.A premature explosion of blasts ccurred in the Hcwnestake mine, causing the instant death of Torren Anderson and Biado Paseoe. Both men were single. Winter Underwear. One case fleece lined underwear, 75 cents a suit. One case women's ribbed underwear, 50 cents a suit. The largest stock of coats and furs in town, carefully selected from reliable factories. We save you money and,, give the best style and workmanship. Ladies' Far Lined Coats, $40 to $75. Ladies' Empire Cloth Coats, $8 50 ty $35. Misses' Empire Coats 5 to$15. Children's Coats, $250 to $10. Ladies'Fur Coats, $27,50 to $60. Ladies' Scarfs $1 to $25. We take orders for seal, otter and beaver coats. Would"- be pleased.to quote prices, -.*-..Q. 1 VOLUME 3. NUMBER 153. BEMIDJ1, MINNESOTA THURSDAY OCTOBER IV,-1906. *'V r, v/ ,3u. Briefly Addresses Final Session of 8wedi8h Parliament. .$ Stockholm, Oct. 19,-r-The extraor dinary session of the Swedish parlia ment was closed during the day. King Oscar, in a short speech, expressing regret at the separation of Norway and Sweden and hoping for lasting peace and a good understanding between the two nations. During the delivery of his speech King Oscar's voice broke several times, tears filled his eyes and the apdience was greatly, moved at the olid king's evident distress. The scene at the closing of this, the most important session of the riksdag in centuries, "Was very brilliant. The entire royal family, the Duke and Duchess of Con^ naught and Princess Patricia of Con-, naught were present, as well as the American minister, Charles H. Graves, and all the other members of the dip lomatic corps. SMITH'S RECALL ASKED. Charges Made Against Member Philippine Commission, Burlington, Ia Oct. 19.A sensation developed during the day at the Iowa Catholic congress, in session here. In a speech before the congress Celestine J. Sullivan, late of the Philippines, de nounced James T. Smith, a Catholic member of the Philippine commission, accusing Mr. Smith of working against Catholic educational interests in the islands. The congress adopted resolu tions asking President Roosevelt to recall Smith. Over 2,000 Catholics were present at the meeting. LIVELY PASSAGE AT ARMS METHODS OF ATTORNEY HUGHES OBJECTED TO EY COUNSEL FOR M'CURDY. Chairman Armstrong tsaid Mr. Beck "Could make requests or suggestions to Mr. Hughes privately or to the.commit tee, but the committee intended to carry out its purpose to make life in surance safer and did not desire to have the work obstructed. The com mittee wanted all the .helpful informa tion it could get. Mr. Hughes then said that if he had erred at all it had .been by .showing courtesy when circumstances .justified other measures. "The witness who gets himself into a false position," said he, "has only himself to blame. Everyone Tsarill be treated as he deserves to be treated and evasion always will be held up to the contempt it always has received." McCurdy Again the-Stand. President McCurdy of the Mutual Life was on the stand most of the day and was questioned at length regard ing business methods of his company, especially regarding commissions paid to Raymond & Co.* his son-in-law's firm. In answer to questions he denied many of the newspaper stories of ex travagance and asserted most of them were wholly unfounded. A sensation developed at the after ioon session when George F. Plunkitt, an employe of L. W. Lawrence, denied that he had received $901 from the Mutual Life for services in February, 1905. The voucher for the payment was made out for George F. Plunkitt and was endorsed by A. C. Fields, who has charge of the Mutual supply de partment. Lawrence sells supplies to the Mutual. Plunkitt said that he did not receive the money and that the endorsement of his name was not made on the bill. He was positive he never received the money. At the close of Plunkitt's testimony the sergeant-at-arms of the committee was directed to communicate with the district attorney's office ami. shortly afterwards Assistant District Attorney Rand appeared and conferred with Chairman Armstrong. SENTENCED TO BE HANGED. Alleged Somnambulistic Murderer to Pay Penalty. Chicago, Oct. 19.The alleged^ som nambulistic murderer, John Mueller, has been sentenced to be hanged Dee. 16 for killing his wife and two chil dren. Sentence was passed after Muel ler had made a dramatic and impas sioned plea to, the court for mercy. The prosecution claimed that Mueller was actuated by jealousy, not' somnam bulism, whether epileptic or other wise. OSCAR REGRETS DISSOLUTION. LAKE MOHONK CONFERENCE. of i New York?, Oct.- 19.There was a sharp passage of arms at the insur ance investigation during the day be tween Chairman Armstrong of the committee, Counsel Hughes and James M. Beck, acting for Richard A. Mo Curdy, president of the Mutual Life Insurance company. Mtr-/ Beck pro tested that Mr. Hughes had frequently led up to points which gave the news papers opportunity "to ,put an Ugly -imputation against Mr. McCurdy" and that then Mr. Hughes dropped the in quiry before Mr. McCurdy had oppor tunity to explain. Friend* of Indians and Other Depend* ents in Session. Lake Mohonk, N. Y., Oct. 19.The Lake Mohonk conference of friends of the Indians and other dependent peo ples was opened during the day by Alfred K. Smiley. It was on Mr. Smiley's invitation that persons par ticularly interested in the Filipinos, the Hawaiians and the Porto Ricans joined with those especially interest ed in the Indians in the yearly meet ings at lake Mohonk. Rev, Dr. Lyman Abbot*,, editor of "The Outlook," was introduced as the presiding officer. He delivered the presidential address and was followed by Miss Family S. Cook of the Indian office, who spoke on the "Resume of the Year's Work of the Indian Bureau." BANKERS INDICTED. Accused of Conspiracy to Wreck Den* ver Institution. Denver, Oct. 19.Leonard Imboden. James A. HIM, C. B. Wilfley, E, E. }Jull, H. L. Hull, C. C. Robert, W. T. Camp, D. M. Carey, A.' B. Davis and J. H. Edmonson have been indicted on the charge of- conspiracy to steal $1,- 712,587 from the Denver Savings bank. Wilfley and Edmonson were former presidents of the Denver Savings bank and Hill is president of the Mount \ternon National bank of Boston. Rob erts and Carey are officers of the Cherokee State bank of Enid, Okla. Camp and Davis officers of the Texas State Trust company of Fort Worth, Tex., and Imboden and E. E. Hull pro moters. RESULTS IN CLOSING BANK CASHIER OV INSTITUTION ATAL LEdHENY, PA., COMMITS SUICIDE. Washieigton, Oct. 19.The' Enter-' Uprise National bank of Allegheay, Pa., was closed during the day byj&irectlion of the comptroller of the currency "upon, information received Srom* Na tional Bank Examiner Joha B. Cun ningham that the bank is -insolvent ajid^the cashier had committed sui cide. Examiner Cunningham was ap pointed receiver. Pittsburg, Oct. 19.S. Lee Clark, cashier of the Enterprise National bank of Allegheny, fatally shot himself whiie despondent, (due, it is said, to ill ness. At the bank it was stated that Mr. Clark's accounts were absolutely 'COTFect. -Immediately ujpon receiving ,word that Cashier Clark had shot himself National Bank Examiner John B. Cun ningham visited the Enterprise Na-f tiahal bank and after a shoi*-mvestiga- currency, who ordered Mr. Cunning ham to take charge as receiver and the doors were closed. A meeting of the directors was at once called to investigate the affairs of the institu tion. The bank owes depositors $2,- aoa,ooo. TRAFFIC IN GIRLS. Charged That British Officials Protect the Business. La* Crosse, Wis., Oct. ID.Serious charges against the British govern ment were made at the National Purity conference during the day by Mrs. Katherine "Bushnell of Oakland, Cal.,. world's purity evangelist: Mrs. Bushnuell charged that the exporting of Chinese and Japanese girls for im moral purposes was a recognized busi ness in the Far East and that it was carried on under the protection, en couragement and supervision of the British government agents at Hong kong and Singapore.- The matter had been reported to the London govern ment, she said, but the speaker claimed to'have personal knowledge that the practice was going on as before under full government protection. The conference decided to call a na tional purity convention to be held at Boston in 1906. It was also decided to organize every state in the Union against the traffic in girls, ^which all the speakers agreed is the worst prob lem the purity associations have to face, and to endeavor ,to secure scien tific instruction on purity in every pub lic school and every normal school in the country. ______ BIG STRIKE THREATENED. New York Truck Drivers' Union Makes Demands. New York, Oct. 19.The TrucTi Owners' association held a special meeting to consider a proposition sub mitted by the Truck Drivers' union in regard to overtime and ottfer questions at issue which threaten a strike in this city on the order of the great team sters* strike in Chicago last spring. At the close of the nieeting President Thomas McCarthy said that no defi nite conclusions had been reached and that another meeting, would be called \r at an eafly date. t* ]il|MjMmMjfe^ r-~,y^yZ^J ,?,__ ^V Copenhagen. Oct. 19After a long ministerial counsel, it was officially announced thai Prince Charles of Demmark was willing to accept the ci-pwn of Norway when elected by a majority of *the Norwegian storthing. Decisive action by the latter is expect ed shortly. BUSINESS BEING RESUMED. Quarantine Against New Orleans Par tially Removed^ New Orleans, Oct". 19With the end of the federal campaign against the fellow fever near at hand New Or leans is rapidly returning to normal conditions and it only remains for the lifting of the remaining quarantines to restore business activity. As it is Quarantines have been reduced suffi ciently or lifted entirely by enough communities to permit large numbers Df country people to come here. Busi ness houses are'also managing to get their men out into the country. The improvement in the country keeps pace with that in the city. In the past twenty-four hours there was but a single death outside of New Or leans. AGED COUPLE MARRIED. Great Grandchildren of Both Attend the Wedding. Appleton, Wis., Oct. 19.In the pres ence of great grandchildren of each Df the contracting parties, Henry Heixnani a wealthy farmer seventy four years old, and Katherine Jaekels, a widow sixty-seven years old, were married here during the. day.. A son of the groom is the husband of a daughter of the bride. Mr. Heiman's former wife has been dead six months. WILL El~b"EC?DED" LATER. Nature f Force to Be Used by France Against Venezuela. Paris, Oct. 19.The French armored cruiser De Saix, understood to be bound ifior Venezuelan waters, did not put'into Brest after leaving Cherbourg, as if was announced she do, but passed th0"1island of Ushart heading directi for th French Antilles, where cruiserswould MIMWE! HISTOI A( DANISflUPRINCE 4 WOULD BE KINa Prince Charles of Denmark Is Willing to Accept the Norwegian Reign. Troud and n wl sik ticai notified the comptroller of the"' Jwrian de la Graviere. For the pres ent the. cruisers Lavoisier and Chas seloup-Laubat will be held at Brest, as the situation may not require their presence in West Indian waters. The officials here say that the pub lished report that the French squad ron intends either to bombard some coast point or else seize Venezuelan shipping is am exaggeration, as the only decision arrived at is, to have ships in readiness^ the nature of the demopstration being determined on later if the attitude of Venezuela re quires a resort to force. the same time the officials are sincerely anxious to avoid the necessity of adopting force, in any event the United States will be fully advised in advance con cerning the nature of any coercive measures. IMMENSE' TIMBER DEAL. Minneapolis Lumbermen Secure Brit ish Columbia Lands. Vancouver, B. C, Oct. 19.The larg est timber deal in the history of Brit ish Columbia has just been completed by the sale to a syndicate of Minneap olis lumbermen of 43,000 acres of tim .ber lands on the eastern coast of Van couver island. The tract, which is $aid to "contain 1,000,000,000 feet of standing fir andcedar.pf the best qual ity, is located between Salmon river and Campbell river. The purchasers are planning the erection in Vancouver Of the largest saw mill on the Pacific coast, with a.h estimated annual out put of 70,000,000 feet-per annum. Mississippi Fever Report. JackSon, Miss., Oct. 19.The Mis sissippi official yellow fever summary for the past twenty-four hours follows: Natchez, 5 new cases Port Gibson, 1 new case Rixie, 1 death Vicksburg, 2 new cases Hamburg, 2 new cases., J! No Hope, for Jerry Simpson. tWichita,. Kan., Oct. 19.En-Con- gressman Jerry Simpson slept several hours during the night. His physician holds out absolutely no hope and be lieves the next hemorrhage will cause his death. President Ripley of the Atchisn, Topeka and Santa Fe railway has de cided to build 4a hew piece of road, which will give San Francisco another direct rail connection with GjlYjBSton, TEN CENTS PER WEEK UNKNOWN" WOMAN DEAD. Mysterious Affair in Minneapolis Prl vate Hospital. Minneapolis, Oct. 19.The dead body of an unknown woman, who died from septic peritonitis as the result of criminal operation, has been taken from Dr. Wheeler's private- hospital, 610 Sixth street south. A postmortem examination conduct-' ed by Coroner Kistler conclusively' showed that a criminal operation had been performed upon the woman four or five days ago. 4 Dr. Wheeler, who runs the sani tarium, cannot be found. He has not been home since Sunday. He is'sev enty-five yecrs eld and came to this city in 1892 from St. Peter, where he was located for many years. The dead woman was later identified as"Mrs. Minnie Kosander, twenty-one years of age. She is a daughter of Mrs. Mary Ryberg, 357 Fairview avenue, St. Paul, but has resided in Minneapolis for sev eral years. CAPTAIN CARTER'S CHARGE. Says Army Officers Conspired to Con* vict H*im. Chicago, Oct. 19.Charges of con spiracy ameng army officers made by Captain Oberlin M. Carter, who was convicted of embezzling $3,000,000 from the government, -enlivened the proceedings before Special Examiner Wyman during the day. In reply to questions by Assistant United States Attorney General Erwin Carter assert ed that the _fhidings of the courtmar tial which declared him guilty was the, result of conspiracy among the officers constituting the courtmartial. BRIEF BITS OF NEWS. Dr. Edward Eaton has resigned the presidency of Beloit (Wis.) college after a successful service of many years. John Dorsey: of South Chicago fell from the top of the Irondale elevator, 105 feet to the Calumet river. He suffered no ill effects, from his fall. Governor George H. Utter and all the other present state officers were renominated. by acclamation at the Rhode Island Republican state conven tion. Ralph H. Booth, proprietor of the' Grand Rapids, Mich., Herald, has bought the Citizen and the Press, two afternoon papers at Jackson, Mich., and will consolidate them. X Thomas Mills Day, last but one of the famous Yale class of 1837, editor .and proprietor of the Hartford Courant from 1SS5 to 1866, died Tuesday night of bronchitis at Hartford, Conn. MARKET QUOTATION. Minneapolis Wheat. Minneapolis, Oct. 18.WheatDec., 82%@82&c May, 85%g)86c On track -No. 1 hard, 84%c No. 1 Northern, '"ic No. 2 Northern, 81%c. Duluth- Wheat and Flax. Duluth, Oet. 18WheatTo arrive No. 1 Northern, 84 %c No. 2 North era, 82%c. On trackNo. 1 North era, 84%c No. 2 Northern, 82%c Dec, 82^c May, 85%@85%c. Flax To arrive, on track, Oct., Nov. and Dec, 98c .May, $1.02%.. St. Paul Union Stock Yards. St. Paul. Oct. -18.CattleGood to choice steers, $4.50@ 5.50 common to -f fair, $.3.75g4.25 good to choice cows and heifers, $email@example.com veals, $2.00@ 5.50. Hogs$4.75g5.20 SheepYear ling wethers, $firstname.lastname@example.org good to choice lambs, $email@example.com. "iv. Chicago Union Stock Yards. Chicago, Oct. 18.CattleBeeves,- $firstname.lastname@example.org cows and heifers, $1.25g 4.50 stockers and feeders, $2.15g 4.30 Western, $email@example.com. Hogs Mixed and butchers, $firstname.lastname@example.org% good heavy, $email@example.com rough heavy, $firstname.lastname@example.org light, $email@example.com. Sheep, j, $4.00 5.00 lambs, $firstname.lastname@example.org. V^ Chicago Grain and Provisions. Chicago, Oct. 18.WheatDec, 87 @87%c May, 87%c July, 83%c. Corn Oct., 50%c Dec, 44%@44%c May, 44Vl#44%c.. OatsOct., 29c Dec, 29c May, 31 %c July, 30%c Pork T-Oct, $16.20 Jan., $12.47^#12.50. FlaxCash, Northwestern, 9c South western, 93c. ButterCreameries, 17} @2l%c dairies, 16%@19c. Eggs A: M*k 15%@17%c PoultryTuyheya, 17c chickens, lie springs, 10c L^-as ffiHMM